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takk

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    takk reacted to narrdarr in Best way to connect 3 x 120mm fans? MOBO or PSU?   
    i like the pictures. thumbs up
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    takk reacted to startrek03 in Best way to connect 3 x 120mm fans? MOBO or PSU?   
    No, just plugging the splitter cable into the motherboard fan header and the fans into the splitter cable.
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    takk reacted to Cyracus in Best way to connect 3 x 120mm fans? MOBO or PSU?   
    If you just want to run them max speed anytime your computer is on.
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    takk reacted to startrek03 in Best way to connect 3 x 120mm fans? MOBO or PSU?   
    This would also work according to @Cyracus

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    takk reacted to startrek03 in Best way to connect 3 x 120mm fans? MOBO or PSU?   
    You'd have fan control this way.
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    takk reacted to Samfisher in Looking for thermal paste with long-term application longevity   
    Gelid makes pretty good pastes as well, although I don't think they are marketed nearly as well as their competitors.  It's been years and years since I saw that brand on a thermal paste chart, mostly because they're not as popular as they were back then when everyone was replacing their stock GPU coolers for something from Gelid.  Not too sure specifically on the OCX however.
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    takk reacted to LIGISTX in Looking for thermal paste with long-term application longevity   
    I would just use the stock paste on a stock cooler. They actually use pretty good stuff... Just go with that. AMD expects the CPU to last 10 years no problem, so just let it be
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    takk reacted to Mister Woof in Looking for thermal paste with long-term application longevity   
    It won't magically just die one day because it gets hot. Even if it did overheat, it would throttle and give you some indication of problems. And then at that point you can reexamine your paste or cooler.
     
    I would not really worry about it, IMO.
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    takk reacted to Mister Woof in Looking for thermal paste with long-term application longevity   
    Going on three years on my application of conductonaut, too.
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    takk reacted to The_russian in Looking for thermal paste with long-term application longevity   
    Most quality thermal pastes should last at least 2 years, just don’t go with a cheap Chinese knockoff. If you are really concerned about longevity and don’t mind the slight decrease in thermal performance, it could be worth it to look into thermal pads instead of thermal paste.
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    takk reacted to Samfisher in Looking for thermal paste with long-term application longevity   
    Most good ones last way more than 2 years.  Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut/Hydronaut is pretty good.  They are non-curing and non-conductive and are at the top of the charts in terms of thermal performance too.
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    takk reacted to LIGISTX in Looking for thermal paste with long-term application longevity   
    I have used Arctic silver 5 for most of my PC using years, now I use kryonaut as its "a little better". Realistically, any paste will be fine for a very, very long time. 2 years is nothing to even consider worrying about. Most PC's I have built (over 20) have never had the CPU heatsink taken back off, some are 10+ years old and working fine.
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    takk reacted to Bombastinator in Looking for thermal paste with long-term application longevity   
    Something non drying and not liquid metal would be my basic take.
     
    I like the diamond powder filled paste I bought some years ago.  Might be ICdiamond but I’m not sure. Had extremely small industrial diamonds in it.  It’s non drying but has good conductivity.  Been holding for 5 years so far.  I recently wiggled my cooler a bit and it’s still moving and working good.
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    takk reacted to Mister Woof in Looking for thermal paste with long-term application longevity   
    I'm using whatever Cryorig included in their cooler and it's going in three years now with no problems.
     
    I think people mess with them more often than the really need to.
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    takk reacted to PiKiTiN_23 in 430 watt   
    Thanks
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    takk reacted to 5x5 in Is a CX500 enough for this build? PSU calculator recommending way more!   
    Until then, avoid putting heavy loads on the system.
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    takk reacted to Ralf in Is a CX500 enough for this build? PSU calculator recommending way more!   
    500W is enough for your build. But isn't the CX500 almost a decade oid psu? Why not look at the newer CX550/650 or CX550M/650M?
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    takk reacted to 5x5 in Is a CX500 enough for this build? PSU calculator recommending way more!   
    The CX500 is the horrible old green models that are known for being unreliable and shit. Avoid using that.
     
    Get a Be Quiet Pure Power Gold or Cooler Master MWE Gold. 550-600W would be ideal to accommodate future upgrades.
     
    Also, if.overclcoking, first, don't and second, get a decent board and enable PBO while tuning your memory.
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    takk reacted to jonnyGURU in Is a CX500 enough for this build? PSU calculator recommending way more!   
    500W is enough, but seeing how you've updated everything else in the last few years, why are you still using an old as dirt power supply?  
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    takk reacted to 5x5 in Is a CX500 enough for this build? PSU calculator recommending way more!   
    Someone really wanted to see that CC crash and burn but it survived, somehow
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    takk reacted to 5x5 in Is a CX500 enough for this build? PSU calculator recommending way more!   
    If you value your hardware, yes, replace it as soon as possible.
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    takk reacted to Haro in Is a CX500 enough for this build? PSU calculator recommending way more!   
    No. PSU calculators are usually wrong. Your system doesn't consume more than 300w at worst. 
    A cx550 should be a big upgrade. 
    I mean. I would probably replace. It's old at this point and a grey label cx will probably be a big upgrade.
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    takk reacted to 5x5 in Is a CX500 enough for this build? PSU calculator recommending way more!   
    4.3 is a big overclock all core, pushing beyond that is usually not even possible without LN2 or extreme voltages.
     
    And you'll really want a new power supply for overclocking. Get a TXM 550 or Be Quiet Pure Power Gold 500
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    takk reacted to 5x5 in Is a CX500 enough for this build? PSU calculator recommending way more!   
    Yes, the issue isn't wattage, it's quality, stability, reliability, voltage and ripple control.
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    takk got a reaction from Haro in Is a CX500 enough for this build? PSU calculator recommending way more!   
    Thanks, I understand it better now. In this case I wont wait the PSU to die to replace, but I'll most likely wait for Black Friday (I hope nothing happens in 4-5 months) or at least for a good deal around here as prices are really inflated. Then I'll get a better mobo and my system will have way better synergy. 🙃😊🤗
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