and quiet psu
Hopefully through my view as a first timer, this can give some sort of idea to other beginners what sort of stuff to expect when it comes to hardware uninstallation (for
installation check out http://www.pcityourself.com/index.php) and aftermarket cooler installation.
WD 640GB Caviar SE
Samsung sH-S223F DVD-Writer
Raidmax Elite 208 w/ 450W PSU (for sale now btw)
What I've bought:
AC accelero twin turbo
Scythe Kanata III
First thing's first, discharge myself by having one hand holding the metal part of the case and unplug all power plugs.
The 20+4 plug proved to be a bitch to remove...
I had to remove the gfx and HDD to remove their power connectors otherwise i risk killing either of them, when my mate put them together he decided to put the HDD on the exactly
same lvl as the gfx
After wrestling all these cables out and removing the Optical drive:
removing the motherboard is pretty straight forward, looks like everyone's out, say goodbye to your old home
oh. don't forget the take out the back panel module, i did
I started with the CPU cooler
I have to say by the amount of dust, I'm quite surprised I haven't had any overheating issues yet.
pharmaceutical alcohol works like a charm,
Here's the katana III
damn I was hoping that the thermal paste comes in a syringe, oh well, shouldn't really matter
I might have used a little too much...
I never understood why people hate the push pins, now i do >
at least thats been dealt with, time to sort of the gfx
these thermal tapes had really good grip, had to force it out with the screwdriver, cleaning the gpu is just like the cpu
this is the twin turbo
attached the ramsinks
I accidentally rubbed of the adhesive on one of the ramsinks
glued it on with the thermal tape on the stock cooler, hope this works
after some fiddling with screws and stuff, it's attached to the gpu
the 3 pin connector doesn't fit on the 3-pins on the board so I have to use it to connect to the PSU
Time to check out the PSU and case
those cloth bags reminds me of a bride gown for some reason...
after another round of wrestling with the cables, its done
inb4 comments on ****ty cable management, its my first time
now my first impression:
absolutely disappointed, it is about as loud as it was with stock coolers and original case, then i check the temperatures, errm, the CPU is idling at 42c, GPU at 40c, CPU
hotter than GPU, wut? with a little bit of load the CPU temp shoots up to 65c, I thought it was probably caused by one of the following:
-the first time I seated the CPU heatsink it faced the wrong way so i quickly pulled it up and seated it the right way, could make some air bubbles
-the push pins kept popping back out when I was wrestling the 4-pin EPS12V plug into the mobo, more chances for air bubbles
-or the thermal paste is just having its burn in period
either way this high temp maxed out the fan speed and made them loud, the twin turbo connected to the PSU created a bit of turbulance as well
other than the turbulance of the twin turbo, i can't hear much, checked the temps, CPU temps are low enough that the sensors get stuck, which means they are at sub 32c, pleasant surprise, I'm happy now
now here's a question: i got arctic cooling, corsair, and asus stickers i haven't used, which ones should I stick on my case and where?