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About GilmourD

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  • Birthday 1979-11-09

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    Rutherford, NJ
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  1. Yeah, the noise was a bit too much for me to deal with. The original unit is running on the Extreme setting in iCue and is dead silent compared to the HSF I replaced which was quieter than the pump on the replacement unit.
  2. It's Monster Cables times 1000. At least there's some dubious science behind Monster. This is just BS. LOL
  3. Shielding isn't difficult. What this thing claims to do, though, is complete horsepucky.
  4. I let it settle for a few days and even performed a "fix" suggested by a Corsair rep on another forum (make sure that the case is positioned so the motherboard/pump is horizontal, unmount the radiator and rotate it to work out the air bubbles). No matter what I did that fix didn't work. The sloshing noise unmounted was significantly more on the replacement than the original. I've had the original cooler with the replacement's mounting hardware running since last weekend completely silently. It also seems to be running a few degrees cooler, incidentally.
  5. Literally the ONLY way I could see this being of any value is if it was shielded and didn't output any RF noise while sitting next to audio equipment. That is the ONLY way this could be of benefit to audio quality going through it.
  6. OK, so I got the replacement the other day. For some reason I decided to replace the whole thing. Well, that was a bad idea because apparently the replacement was underfilled and the pump was gurgling. When I pulled it out I could hear the coolant sloshing a bit. I took the new bracket and put it on the original cooler and all is peachy now.
  7. Since the Platinum and the Pro XT are new they don't have spare parts, yet. They were going to send me a whole new unit, but since I bought mine from Amazon they said that it would probably actually be quicker to get them to replace it. So, that's what I did. Should be here tomorrow.
  8. I'm amazed it would have had the allowable range for me to overtighten it THAT much. I'm used to things having some sort of max limit to prevent such things and it didn't seem any tighter than any other cooler I've used before. I'll be more aware of things with the replacement, though.
  9. I came home from work today to discover that my computer was off. I figured maybe the power went out longer than my UPS could support the machine and it was automatically shut down so I absentmindedly turned it back on. That's when I noticed that the lights from my Corsair H115i RGB Pro XT weren't exactly where they should be. Turns out that the darn mounting bracket broke while the system was running and it popped right off the chip which apparently shut down when it hit the max temp. The system's currently running with the stock Wraith Stealth cooler (after I ran to Microcenter to get some Arctic MX-4 since I seemed to be completely out of thermal paste). I don't think I fried the chip since I'm typing this post on it and I ran AIDA64 on it for a while without problems. It only hit a max of 87 degrees under full load with the Wraith. So, have you guys ever seen a mount that's been seemingly fine for 2+ weeks suddenly break while the system was running?
  10. Where do they even offer that? Also... For what sort of emergencies? You don't need data to call 911. Also, we gave my 9.5-year-old son a smartphone and we don't want him chewing through data like Rush Limbaugh at a pie eating contest so I have his mobile data turned off. He connects to WiFi only.
  11. I asked the same question over at the [H] (which is a shell of its former self since Kyle sold it off...) and somebody said they have the EVGA and hate the controller software beyond the RGB stuff (fan curves, pump speed, etc.). That's certainly a consideration. How's iCUE with that stuff? I'm starting to lean heavily towards Corsair, but something about the CoolIT mounting mechanism on the Pro XT for AM4 puts me off. I think the Asetek mechanism is more elegant. Plus I seem to have lost a screw for the studs for that mount and need to find it. LOL
  12. There's plenty of space in the front of the case for 2 x 140mm (I asked about 280 AIOs, not 360, although a 360 would fit) and it's common knowledge that multiple fans at a slower RPM move more air than one fan at a higher RPM... Soooooooooooo...
  13. That depends on what the total expenditure would be. Whatcha thinking, @For Science!?
  14. I already have the CPU. This is to replace the existing lackluster Wraith Stealth. I'm looking to get my temps down with an attractive AIO that stays out of the way of everything else and not run the fans so hard that they're noisy rather than get an air cooler that is have to push harder to get lower temps in a house where the wife likes to raise the ambient temperature. I want as small a delta T as possible within $160.