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  1. Aluminum replied to the thread Replace Intake Fan in Core V1 ITX.

    Yeah 200mm fans are a joke, but there are plenty of <=140mm tall coolers that can handle any cpu you'd put in ITX. I hate AIO in general and the U9S is super compatible blocking nothing. FWIW D15 (non S) does not quite fit, about 1/8th of an...

    Apr 28, 2017 at 11:58 AM
  2. Aluminum replied to the thread What are folks using for thermal paste these days?.

    Noctua mostly because they give you a tube good enough for at least a dozen mounts and I have a lot of their heatsinks. I have a mini toolchest bin full of unused ones. Did some delidding recently and used gelid extreme for that, used it for...

    Apr 27, 2017 at 2:48 PM
  3. Aluminum replied to the thread fastest Xeon CPU for one-threaded programs.

    Depending on what instructions your program likes and how much it benefits from memory bandwidth, a cherry-picked unlocked haswell (E5 v3) might technically be faster. You could get one a good bit above 4.2 and skylake IPC improvements vary a lot...

    Apr 26, 2017 at 11:56 AM