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    DAN HSLP-48: A powerful sub 50mm heatsink

    Even with the NF-A9x14 (2.5w 2500rpm version) at 50-70% fan speed the Black Ridge can keep my 9900K within the 70s-80s in intensive gaming loads like modded GTA V. Undervolting helps a good amount — I have my 9900K at -30mV offset which translates to ~1.12v in the most extreme vDroop (e.g...
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    DAN HSLP-48: A powerful sub 50mm heatsink

    Thank you sir! From what I’ve tested the 92mm configuration hardly leaves even a few mm to spare on the VRM heatsink side. I don’t think you could fit even one of the 100mm fans (e.g. TY-100) even with VLP memory. It’s a shame that the VRM heatsink on the ASRock isn’t more modular...
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    DAN HSLP-48: A powerful sub 50mm heatsink

    Can anyone confirm whether the ASRock Z390 Phantom’s VRM heatsink needs to be removed when using the Black Ridge with a 120mm slim fan? It’s extremely difficult to search for this information (niche within a niche within a niche).
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    DAN HSLP-48: A powerful sub 50mm heatsink

    Can the fan placement be offset by a few mm in either direction? I'm not sure how flexible the provided fan clips are -- just wondering whether 92mm fan placement is forced to be dead-center or whether there's a little bit of play.
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    The 6700K enjoys 30% greater clocks at stock. Once overclocked to their respective maximums the clock speed difference is 5-10% (in favor of the 6700K); in this circumstance the 5820K really pulls away in encoding tasks. With an expected usage of 20% encoding time it would be silly to not get...
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    Speaker and Headphone Rigs Picture Thread

    Source and headphones the same as prior.
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    Only went with the side filters as it's a PITA to get dust out of radiators. Even with those and 700-800 fan RPM the 5960X barely grazes the low-mid 50s in gaming or general productivity loads. The bottom filters were too tricky to install with the Noctua rubber fan mounts, but GPU airflow was...
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    Funnily enough people are price-gouging the H100i (non-GTX) as well ever since it went EOL. Since the H100i GTX's hoses are too long to fit comfortably, go with the H105 instead.
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    My Titan X started on fire!

    So much misinformation and FUD in this thread. You don't need to register the card for warranty. If you register it, your warranty is 3 years from date of purchase. If you don't, your warranty is 3 years from date of manufacture. It's that simple. You don't need to even display video to be...
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    In my experience (with a 2700K, 3770K, 4770K and 4790K) the NH-C12P looks pretty nice but just doesn't perform. Space permitting, the NH-C14 should be much more competent.
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    E5 16XX V3 Xeons.

    I can imagine, but I'm still curious as to whether these unicorn chips might be unlocked. Given #7 and #5 it seems like there's a good chance they'd be locked (lack of unlocked HEDT counterpart).
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    E5 16XX V3 Xeons.

    So the E5-1681v3 (10), E5-1686v3 (12), and E5-1691v3 (14) are multiplier-locked despite being in the single-socket 1600 series?
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    X99 on mITX: ASRock X99E-itx/ac

    Literally two posts above yours. Toss the Broadcom.
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    NCASE M1: a crowdfunded Mini-ITX case (updates in first post)

    Yup, the X99 + 980 Ti aftermarket builds are some of the most thermally challenging for the Ncase and we're doing just fine with noise/temperatures.
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    X99 on mITX: ASRock X99E-itx/ac

    You can sell the AzureWave for about as much as you can get a new 7260.
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