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Old 07-17-2015, 06:02 PM   #2501
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oh ok. i bought mine 3 days ago and it came with the backplate and Batman Arkham knight (they really should have paid me to take this game, what a POS).


on a side note, people with the Define R4 and R5, can we talk fans for a second? the case comes with 2 140mm fans, one front and one back. i plan on mounting the H80I on the back and move the OEM fan to the front. that gives me 2 intakes 1 exhaust. now i am debating if i should add 2 more fans on top as exhaust and one on bottom next to the PSU for intake. i already have very nice Corsair fans that i can use. what do you have in your case?
Oh, never mind then. I guess you just have to look for the bundles then. I didn't see any when I looked today.

I have 2x intake on the front panel, 1x exhaust on top, 1x exhaust on back for my R4. Thank you for posting this though, I just checked my front panel and the dust filter was ****ed.
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Old 07-17-2015, 07:27 PM   #2502
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I had the non windowed R4 for around a year with the following set up:

Intake: 140mm fans
Front, Bottom, Sidepanel.

Exhaust: 140mm fan in the rear and corsair h100i mounted in the top.
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Old 07-17-2015, 08:10 PM   #2503
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Oh, never mind then. I guess you just have to look for the bundles then. I didn't see any when I looked today.

I have 2x intake on the front panel, 1x exhaust on top, 1x exhaust on back for my R4. Thank you for posting this though, I just checked my front panel and the dust filter was ****ed.
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I had the non windowed R4 for around a year with the following set up:

Intake: 140mm fans
Front, Bottom, Sidepanel.

Exhaust: 140mm fan in the rear and corsair h100i mounted in the top.
so it sounds like we are all on the same page pretty much, cool. just got the rest of my parts so tomorrow will be spent moving stuff to the new case.

after much consideration, i decided to not replace my mobo, CPU and ram. its an old i5 2500k overclocked but to be honest, it still does a fine job and i don't think that it needs replacing just yet.
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Old 07-17-2015, 08:21 PM   #2504
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so it sounds like we are all on the same page pretty much, cool. just got the rest of my parts so tomorrow will be spent moving stuff to the new case.

after much consideration, i decided to not replace my mobo, CPU and ram. its an old i5 2500k overclocked but to be honest, it still does a fine job and i don't think that it needs replacing just yet.
I have an R5 with the rear fan moved to the front, so two 140s as intake, then an H80i as exhaust with its two fans in push pull. Thats it. The GPU is a reference 980 so I dont need to worry about its heat. The computer cools perfectly and is silent
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Old 07-17-2015, 10:53 PM   #2505
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Do you guys know of a good desktop ATX case that isn't this one? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119265

I'd prefer something more closed/silent if it exists...

Thanks!
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Old 07-17-2015, 11:24 PM   #2506
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http://pcpartpicker.com/user/tenemu/saved/69hrxr

Can I get some thoughts? Video editing, no gaming. I thought of waiting for skylake, but the motherboards and DDR memory premiums ruin the cost/performance benefit.

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Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jCTbHx/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($328.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($26.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z97X Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($114.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($85.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($85.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 850 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($139.54 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 960 4GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Define R5 (Titanium) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 760W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1222.44
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Old 07-18-2015, 12:15 AM   #2507
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Just saw something on /r/buildapcsales that crucial ddr4 is on sale. Got me thinking of the 5820k option again. The cost difference is 'only' 150 dollars.

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CPU: Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor ($378.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($26.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock X99 Extreme4 ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard ($184.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($45.89)
Memory: Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($45.89)
Memory: Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($45.89)
Memory: Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($45.89)
Storage: Samsung 850 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($139.54 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 960 4GB Video Card ($239.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Define R5 (Titanium) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 760W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ Newegg)
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Old 07-18-2015, 01:21 AM   #2508
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http://pcpartpicker.com/user/tenemu/saved/69hrxr

Can I get some thoughts? Video editing, no gaming. I thought of waiting for skylake, but the motherboards and DDR memory premiums ruin the cost/performance benefit.
I haven't been able to get any GSkill ram to last more than a few years... I'm on year 6 of this rig and every set I bought for it and my 5 year old ESX server flaked out.

Also, disable TRIM on that 850 drive until Samsung figures out why it's been trimming valid data vs invalid on some systems.
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Old 07-18-2015, 01:38 AM   #2509
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Do you guys know of a good desktop ATX case that isn't this one? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119265

I'd prefer something more closed/silent if it exists...

Thanks!
Fractal R5 or CoolerMaster Silencio
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Old 07-18-2015, 01:49 AM   #2510
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Fractal R5 or CoolerMaster Silencio
Nah, those are both towers... I want something to sit sideways on the shelf by my monitor... I need something more like an HTPC case if possible, but one that can fit a full ATX motherboard and 120mm fans...

Something like this... but I'd love it to not be that expensive or flimsy... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112335

Possibly a super tiny ATX tower like this one... I kinda dig the reverse power supply mount... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112331

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Old 07-18-2015, 01:54 AM   #2511
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Nah, those are both towers... I want something to sit sideways on the shelf by my monitor... I need something more like an HTPC case if possible, but one that can fit a full ATX motherboard and 120mm fans...
Ah well you listed that HAF and thats a big mother ****ing case. Just browse the cases on newegg that are HTPC oriented then.
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Old 07-18-2015, 02:11 AM   #2512
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Ah well you listed that HAF and thats a big mother ****ing case. Just browse the cases on newegg that are HTPC oriented then.
I'm thinking that 2nd case I linked might work out... it's pretty darned compact for an ATX...

Gotta see if I can live with the water coolers I bought yesterday...if they all work out, I might be ordering up that Lian li...
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Old 07-18-2015, 08:09 AM   #2513
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oh ok. i bought mine 3 days ago and it came with the backplate and Batman Arkham knight (they really should have paid me to take this game, what a POS).
Some model 970's came with backplates. My EVGA GTX 970 FTW did not.

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on a side note, people with the Define R4 and R5, can we talk fans for a second? the case comes with 2 140mm fans, one front and one back. i plan on mounting the H80I on the back and move the OEM fan to the front. that gives me 2 intakes 1 exhaust. now i am debating if i should add 2 more fans on top as exhaust and one on bottom next to the PSU for intake. i already have very nice Corsair fans that i can use. what do you have in your case?
I have the same setup as Cobra.

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I had the non windowed R4 for around a year with the following set up:

Intake: 140mm fans
Front, Bottom, Sidepanel.

Exhaust: 140mm fan in the rear and corsair h100i mounted in the top.
Same setup here minus the side-panel fan. I tried it for a while but didn't notice really any temperature difference so I removed it.

Intake: Front (2), Bottom
Exhaust: Rear, Top (2 from h100i)
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Old 07-18-2015, 07:24 PM   #2514
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alright quick update:

got the case, moved everything from the Corsair into the R5 and everything is up and running. i think that there is something wrong with my case though as i can't seem to be able to mount the second 140mm fan on the front, the screws just won't go in. i also tried moving the one from the front top to the front bottom and again, the screws won't go in. for now, i just mounted 2x 120mm fans at the front instead. now i have:

2 x 120mm front as intake
1 x 140mm bottom as intake
1 x 140mm exhaust
H80i in rear in push pull

the case is fairly quiet and temps are nice and low (32 degrees idle with 55 degrees max while gaming). gpu is also nice and cool.

i *might* take out the top mounted fan and see how it effects things.
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Old 07-18-2015, 07:53 PM   #2515
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I got the mobo, psu, ssd, and hdd in my case last night. I was being a dumb ass and installed my mobo with the port protectors still on. When I look it off the risers that the mobo sits on came out of the case. It was a pain in the ass.

I ordered a Cooler Master 212 evo and am getting (seemingly) conflicting info about thermal paste application. Have you guys only applied it to the cpu, or do you follow the heat tube/ridge instruction too and apply it to the contact surface of the cooler as well? I'm using Arctic Silver 5.
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Old 07-18-2015, 07:57 PM   #2516
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I got the mobo, psu, ssd, and hdd in my case last night. I was being a dumb ass and installed my mobo with the port protectors still on. When I look it off the risers that the mobo sits on came out of the case. It was a pain in the ass.

I ordered a Cooler Master 212 evo and am getting (seemingly) conflicting info about thermal paste application. Have you guys only applied it to the cpu, or do you follow the heat tube/ridge instruction too and apply it to the contact surface of the cooler as well? I'm using Arctic Silver 5.
i only apply it to the CPU. one small drop and then spread thin with a credit card to make sure that the entire surface is covered.
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Old 07-18-2015, 08:56 PM   #2517
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I got the mobo, psu, ssd, and hdd in my case last night. I was being a dumb ass and installed my mobo with the port protectors still on. When I look it off the risers that the mobo sits on came out of the case. It was a pain in the ass.

I ordered a Cooler Master 212 evo and am getting (seemingly) conflicting info about thermal paste application. Have you guys only applied it to the cpu, or do you follow the heat tube/ridge instruction too and apply it to the contact surface of the cooler as well? I'm using Arctic Silver 5.
Depending on your CPU, either the rice/pea/dot method or the line method directly on the CPU. Then apply firm pressure from the heatsink as you put it into place and everything will be good. I find the credit card method to be the least effective imo, tends to leave a lot of air gaps and I see slightly higher temperatures when doing sigh. When I say slightly higher, I'm talking like 2 degrees max, nothing to die over.

Also as a forewarning regarding Artic Silver, there will be some burn-in time so you will initially see some higher temperatures and after a while they will settle in to a nice amount. Learned that the hard way a long time ago after I reapplied the paste about 9001 times.
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Old 07-18-2015, 10:19 PM   #2518
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Depending on your CPU, either the rice/pea/dot method or the line method directly on the CPU. Then apply firm pressure from the heatsink as you put it into place and everything will be good. I find the credit card method to be the least effective imo, tends to leave a lot of air gaps and I see slightly higher temperatures when doing sigh. When I say slightly higher, I'm talking like 2 degrees max, nothing to die over.

Also as a forewarning regarding Artic Silver, there will be some burn-in time so you will initially see some higher temperatures and after a while they will settle in to a nice amount. Learned that the hard way a long time ago after I reapplied the paste about 9001 times.
I agree, it is too easy to get bubbles/gaps when you spread it out before mating the surfaces. I just use a dot and apply pressure to spread.

I haven't used AS for years. I have been using Phobya HeGrease Extreme with good results.
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Old 07-18-2015, 10:36 PM   #2519
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I got the mobo, psu, ssd, and hdd in my case last night. I was being a dumb ass and installed my mobo with the port protectors still on. When I look it off the risers that the mobo sits on came out of the case. It was a pain in the ass.

I ordered a Cooler Master 212 evo and am getting (seemingly) conflicting info about thermal paste application. Have you guys only applied it to the cpu, or do you follow the heat tube/ridge instruction too and apply it to the contact surface of the cooler as well? I'm using Arctic Silver 5.
As long as you don't install install it with the sticker still on the heat pipes of the 212 you'll probably be good.

Not that I did that or anything...but this guy I know totally did.
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Old 07-19-2015, 03:39 PM   #2521
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I'm getting the urge to do something to my computer. I just don't know what. I think k the next jump is either i7, since I do a lot of media stuff or a 980ti just cause. The other option is to finally build a custom loop. But that should likely come after the proc upgrade.
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Old 07-19-2015, 03:44 PM   #2522
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I'm getting the urge to do something to my computer. I just don't know what. I think k the next jump is either i7, since I do a lot of media stuff or a 980ti just cause. The other option is to finally build a custom loop. But that should likely come after the proc upgrade.
buy my custom loop and save money! will sell cheap
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Old 07-19-2015, 04:13 PM   #2523
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Old 07-19-2015, 04:17 PM   #2524
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Old 07-19-2015, 06:47 PM   #2525
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welp, i've been doing that wrong for a long time. I typically create an impossibly thin layer via the plastic bag on finger trick. I certainly don't smear it around, for like I dab it on so its very thin and just fills in any small cracks.

I suppose the pea is better, maybe I should reapply and compare before/after for grins.
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