Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...

BarbasolBaby

Member
  • Content Count

    43
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by BarbasolBaby

  1. BarbasolBaby

    [Build Log] Apollo

    A P O L L O - B U I L D L O G Current specifications: CPU: Intel Core i7 6700K CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i v2 Extreme Liquid CPU Cooler RAM: 16GB Corsair 2666mhz Vengeance LPX DDR4 GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition Motherboard: Asus Maximus VIII Ranger ROG Board Operating System: Windows 10 Home (64-bit) Hard Drive: Samsung 250GB 850PRO Evo SSD Secondary Hard Drive: 1TB Case: NZXT H440 2015 Black PSU: RM 650x 12/05/17 : A splash of white? I've had this system for a while now and I'd decided it was time to change the theme.. It didn't really have one to start with so I should say give it a theme! Here's how we began... (Image to be updated) Standard and uncoordinated. Now for that splash of white.. We started with the black corsair DDR4 Memory. I masked off the PCB and spray painted the heat-spreader white using standard spray paint; some have suggested temperature resistant paint. The issue I have with that is that it means the heat-spreader retains more heat vs using a standard spraypaint which is rated for fairly high temperatures anyway. Some people also suggest removing the memory unit from the heat-spreader prior to painting, you may opt for this if you cant mask off the areas effectively. I'm not overly proud of the paint job but you only see the apical surface anyway. (Image to be updated) The next step was painting the VRM heatsink + The southbridge heatsink + The 4 CPU pump screws For this, I removed them from the Mobo and masked off the thermal pads along with the sides and inner fins to avoid too much heat retention. Again, I used standard spraypaint vs plasti dip as the layer of spray paint is much thinner than the plastidip coating thus less heat is retained. To be certain the heat sinks capacity to dissipate heat hadn't been affected too much I ran an AIDA64 benchmark, the temperatures for these aforementioned regions remained the same as prior to painting. Again, not particularly proud of the painting, this was my first time after all.. (Image to be updated) (Image to be updated) In addition to the painting I also purchased some CableMod individually sleeved white cables. After reattaching the heat sinks to the motherboard I then replaced all cables and re-installed my Corsair H100i v2, using some Arctic MX4 and the Arcti-Clean system. Noting that this and probably just reinstalling the pump a little tighter has reduced my stress test temperatures by around 10C. A touch of light was in order since my system was behind a smoke glass window.. So I decided to install NZXT's HUE+ and their Aer RGB120 Series 120 mm RGB LED Fan. And this was the final result.. (Image to be updated) Very pleased with the result. (Image to be updated) Currently waiting on NZXT's USB header hub for some additional cable management. I also have to cable-tie the white braided cables within the view of the window to keep them trained.
  2. BarbasolBaby

    [Build Log] Apollo

    Thank you! Update: Added 2xNB-eLoop Fan B12-PS - 120mm PWM (1500rpm) to replace the Corsair H100iV2 stock fans as they were far too loud.
  3. BarbasolBaby

    H100i V2, Replacement Fan Suggestions

    Update: The fans arrived today, just got them installed. What can I say! - They are silent!! Max RPM and I barely hear them! Temperatures actually look cooler thus far with a little bit of testing and they look really good with the setup. Thank you very much for the recommendation @PPCs-Kat
  4. I currently have the H100i V2 installed on my i7 6700K, the stock fans included are high static pressure fans which are great for the dense fins however not so good for noise levels... even at 750-800RPM its very audible. I was wondering if anyone could recommend good replacement fans. From what I can gather, there aren't many static pressure fans rated to the same level as the corsair stocks so anything with proven cooling ability but fairly silent would be great.
  5. BarbasolBaby

    Windows 10 stuck on "Attempting Repairs"

    Let me know how you got on or if you need some more help getting out of the loop.
  6. BarbasolBaby

    Windows 10 stuck on "Attempting Repairs"

    Here is a quick guide over at microsoft support - https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-update/how-to-disable-windows-10-repair-loop/583abe05-cd14-422a-8a24-efe94b3d7eb0
  7. BarbasolBaby

    Windows 10 stuck on "Attempting Repairs"

    You need to disable automatic repair, For this you'll need to have the windows 10 bootable media either on USB or Disk. Do you have either? If not you can download the windows media creation tool from microsoft.
  8. BarbasolBaby

    "CPU Utility" bloatware

    You could boot into an external environment and disinfect the machine, Bitdefender offer a tool for this called Bitdefender Rescue - It can be booted from USB or disk. Their ISO is available on their site.
  9. BarbasolBaby

    "CPU Utility" bloatware

    In this case your options are limited. Either try getting an antivirus service installed which will disinfect/remove any shady programs OR Fresh install of the OS ( Preferably try to obtain your data beforehand)
  10. BarbasolBaby

    "CPU Utility" bloatware

    Do you have an antivirus/antimalware service installed? I'm assuming you're on windows 10?
  11. BarbasolBaby

    iphone 8 or samsung s8

    It's apples and oranges. Its all about your experience, features are pretty irrelevant. It's relevant to each individual. I'll use whichever device gives me the best featureset for me personally regardless of who manufactures it.
  12. BarbasolBaby

    iphone 8 or samsung s8

    If you're invested in apple's ecosystem i.e paid apps,services, or even any other hardware like Macbooks etc, I'd swing towards the iPhone for convenience. I prefer IOS personally and I've opted for the iPhone 8+ this year as an upgrade from my 6S. Flip a coin, if you're disappointed by the outcome you know which you really wanted.
  13. BarbasolBaby

    Which PSU?

    Go for the 650, I have that PSU now and I've had no problems & as above - if you can for the same price why not.
  14. BarbasolBaby

    H100i V2, Replacement Fan Suggestions

    Update: Went ahead and ordered two NB-eLoop Fan B12-PS - 120mm PWM (1500rpm). Hopefully these work nicely!
  15. BarbasolBaby

    H100i V2, Replacement Fan Suggestions

    To be honest I prefer the aesthetics of the e-loops, just felt uneasy after watching a few videos in which they made some odd noises - have you experienced that? How do the e-loops compare for temperatures?
  16. BarbasolBaby

    H100i V2, Replacement Fan Suggestions

    Thanks for the suggestions. Think I'm going to give the Noctua NF-F12's a try. If these don't reduce noise enough I'll probably look to switch to an entirely different cooling solution.
  17. Which version of windows are you currently using? When you look at task manager what services are utilising the most memory? Do you have XMP enabled? If so disable it for now. Edit: Checked your profile you're running windows 10.
  18. BarbasolBaby

    IPhone 7 (Not Plus) Battery Life ??

    In these tests the Galaxy S7 doubled the battery life of the iPhone 7 for talk time. The iPhone 7 lasted 10 hours with surfing use and nearly 12 hours on a single charge during ongoing call time. As an iPhone user I can only speak for the model I have which is a 6S currently, the battery life is awful IMO and the 7's battery is rated at an additional 2 hours to that. Hoping to see improved battery life in the next model otherwise I might make the switch to another handset.
  19. BarbasolBaby

    Can you Program Swift on a Windows PC

    Codeplex allows you to compile in a windows environment. I doubt anything will beat just doing it on a Macintosh machine though.
  20. BarbasolBaby

    Can you Program Swift on a Windows PC

    There's no official port as of yet I believe but there are unofficial ports for windows machines. This article provides more information. A quick google returned these solutions also - https://swiftforwindows.codeplex.com/ Good luck!
  21. BarbasolBaby

    Temp problems

    Once you've changed it to adaptive with the offset at the correct voltage yeah it will still downlock etc due to C state.
  22. BarbasolBaby

    Temp problems

    I'm assuming you want it to turbo to 4.2? I think for this you need to keep the vcore voltage set to auto for it to work. If that's not an option due to the temps and over voltage then you can also adjust the frequency manually to 4.2 by applying a 42 multiplier across all cores and retain your vcore at 1.2v
  23. BarbasolBaby

    Temp problems

    Could be that there was an additional setting, restoring to defaults gives us a clean slate. Set adaptive mode with 1.25 yes. Make sure turbo feature is also set to on. AIDA64 is just a more realistic stress test and usually temperatures are much more favourable.
  24. BarbasolBaby

    Temp problems

    Could be that it requires more voltage. Maybe go in and restore to default but only change the voltage to 1.25 and see if turbo works. If that doesn't work, perhaps change it to adaptive this time. Also, if you can use AIDA64 vs Prime95.
  25. BarbasolBaby

    Temp problems

    Typically leaving it on automode leads to overvoltage so setting a manual voltage first, checking stability and then selecting adaptive mode will serve you well. If you don't wish to overclock leave frequency on auto.
×