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  • CPU
    i7 6700k at 4.8Ghz 1.33V
  • Motherboard
  • RAM
    16 GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 CL-16-16-18 Blue
  • GPU
    EVGA GTX 1080 FTW
  • Case
    NZXT H440
  • Storage
    Samsung 850 EVO 256GB + WD Black 3 TB 5400 RPM
  • PSU
    EVGA G2 650W
  • Display(s)
    ASUS PG279Q
  • Cooling
    Corsair H100i V2
  • Keyboard
    Corsair Strafe RGB MX Silent (Soon to build my own w/ mx speed)
  • Mouse
    Corsair M65 Pro RGB
  • Sound
    Logitech G430 (Soon to be Shure SRH1540)
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro

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  1. What thermal paste? (i7-6700)

    Here is your answer. (Not mine) Your temps are more than fine and changing thermal paste will NOT make a noticeable difference in performance or lifespan of the components.
  2. It only 'drys out' because it got too cold. Gallium melts at 29.76°C, wherever you got this from, in their case the CPU became colder than that, causing it to become solid. This has nothing to do with copper causing it to dry out. But you should also know that Gallium corrodes ALL METALS EXCEPT tungsten and tantalum. Copper and many others just takes a VERY long time for it to do so (10+ years). This ^ regular TIM is the best option for that, liquid metal shows almost no improvement whatsoever on top of the IHS.
  3. It sits directly the window side panel. Also, please don't use the Phanteks GPU blocks nor any Thermaltake watercooling components; they both suck and you can get better for cheaper.
  4. The SR2 have very low restriction as seen here. The GTS has a much higher restriction but it will be fine. The Singularity Computers D5 top has the lowest restriction out of anything else so no need to worry about that (You never need to worry about pump top restriction, it is completely negligible). GPU blocks should be fine as long as they are not Phanteks (they have VERY high restriction). CPU blocks should also be fine but be warned that some Swiftech and Phobya blocks have MASSIVE flow and pressure drops (Comparison chart for reference).
  5. The corsair 570X will barely fit anything above 31mm + 25mm thick fans.
  6. NEVER USE SILVER COILS WITH NICKEL. I cannot stress this enough and have seen too many people do this, it WILL corrode and cause issues. Cryofuel has corrosion inhibitors (slows down process if something is corroding) and has biocides (will kill growth). You do not need to add anything to it!
  7. UV lights or RGB

    If you have UV fluid, the effect only lasts a few days/weeks. Then it won't look nearly as great.
  8. Both cards have the same VRM (Doubled 8 phase) so overclocking should be nearly identical. I would go for the strix because of its slightly better cooler.
  9. Coolermaster makes very good keyboards because their OEM is Filco. The best being this (Amazon link) in either TKL or Fullsize.
  10. Should I get a pair gaming headset?

    The surround sound thing is a scam tbh. My previous headphones had it and it was awful! It just lowers the volume of the sound in one ear and raises it in the other to make sound seem more directional. It sucks though.
  11. Love your profile gif.  simple & subtle , yet eye catching.

  12. It is your fluid in there, it shouldn't really be a problem but don't take chances, I would take it apart and be sure. Also, taking blocks apart doesn't void their warranty.
  13. Ek's Letter Ek seems to have felt the need to apologize about their sub-par x399 coldplate design. While I don't think they needed to phrase it as an apology, I think it was a good idea to let the watercooling community know that they are fixing their mistake. EK has since decided to offer an upgrade kit for free to anyone who bought the ZE monoblock, which is nice, but the regular block will need to be replaced entirely if one wants to upgrade it (according to them). They also show pictures of monoblocks that have as of now not been released (x399), I assume the ones on the left and right sides are for MSI. On their store page, the middle is for gigabyte. The gigabyte one also seems to include a passive heatsink for some components, interesting... I assume they felt the need for an apology because of their management shift, I think they skimped on the fins in the first place as their focus was on the budget stuff (aluminum) at the time of release, and their new management switched their orientation back to the enthusiast market.
  14. Poll: How would you prefer to pay for the next LTX 2018?

    Other: Paypal.
  15. Wich fans are better opinion?

    The 2000RPM models will go down to a LOWER RPM range than the 3000. So if you are after silence at minimum speeds, then go for 2000, go for the 3000 if you don't care about noise louder than a jet engine