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Forum: Air Cooling Today, 07:58 AM
Replies: 24
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Posted By Master&Puppet
No problem although it's a shame you need so many...

No problem although it's a shame you need so many volts!
Forum: Liquid Cooling Yesterday, 10:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 122
Posted By Master&Puppet
I've been using a 360 month!sta since they were...

I've been using a 360 month!sta since they were released and can't fault it. Quiet FPI, great build quality and nice features at a good price.
Forum: Air Cooling Yesterday, 10:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 432
Posted By Master&Puppet
4790K was brought out to replace the 4770K at the...

4790K was brought out to replace the 4770K at the same price point so they should be roughly the same.

OP - there is clearly some crazy stuff going on with your chip or OC. Maybe temps aren't...
Forum: OC3D Reviews & Videos Yesterday, 10:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 235
Posted By Master&Puppet
To be honest it wouldn't take much for...

To be honest it wouldn't take much for motherboard manufacturers to make a cover to conceal the M.2 space and that would cover the eye sore nicely!
Forum: Liquid Cooling 23-07-14, 07:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 220
Posted By Master&Puppet
I've got EK nickel plated GPU blocks and I simply...

I've got EK nickel plated GPU blocks and I simply used EK coolant to make sure there weren't any issues. a couple of years later (changed the coolant once in an annual service) and no issues. Unless...
Forum: OC3D Member Reviews 22-07-14, 08:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 540
Posted By Master&Puppet
Actually gamers and enthusiasts were the people...

Actually gamers and enthusiasts were the people who jumped onto Win8 first! Many people just went back to Win7. I've tried both and my main rig is happy on Win7. Performance wise there's not much to...
Forum: Liquid Cooling 20-07-14, 07:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 220
Posted By Master&Puppet
That 480x60 will be more than enough, you won't...

That 480x60 will be more than enough, you won't be pulling more than about 350W from an i5 and single 290.
Forum: Overclocking 19-07-14, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By Master&Puppet
Yea dropping HT does make clocks higher simply...

Yea dropping HT does make clocks higher simply because the power requirements are less with fewer threads.

As for gaming performance i5s are more than powerful enough. Cache will have no...
Forum: Overclocking 18-07-14, 09:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 261
Posted By Master&Puppet
Are you overclocking with a manual or adaptive...

Are you overclocking with a manual or adaptive voltage? That makes a huge difference to which test might be dangerous or not.

Personally I can't see the point of an adaptive voltage when the fiVR...
Forum: Overclocking 14-07-14, 05:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By Master&Puppet
It depends on how much stability you need....

It depends on how much stability you need. There's no point overvolting by over testing for the sake of it. Experience has taught me that for Ivy and Haswell builds a successful 10 mins of Prime95...
Forum: Mainboard & CPU 13-07-14, 10:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 142
Posted By Master&Puppet
I think they'll be more interesting than the...

I think they'll be more interesting than the current gen of extreme processors. Not much known about DDR4 and how it will perform in practice but they do have exciting stats.
Forum: Mainboard & CPU 11-07-14, 02:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 142
Posted By Master&Puppet
Well you are definitely looking at a 2011 rig for...

Well you are definitely looking at a 2011 rig for your budget and purpose. Are you needing to upgrade right away or can you wait a few months until haswell-e gets released?
Forum: Liquid Cooling 11-07-14, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 240
Posted By Master&Puppet
Well Alphacool parts are a great start to begin...

Well Alphacool parts are a great start to begin with. In terms of brands the ones that I favour are also Phobya, EK, XSPC.

The ST30 will cool your CPU sufficiently although I always say that...
Forum: Graphics Cards 11-07-14, 09:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 101
Posted By Master&Puppet
Tbh I wouldn't recommend buying new anything less...

Tbh I wouldn't recommend buying new anything less than a 780/r9 290 if you have the money. Remember that the 770 is essentially a gtx 680 so quite old. You are always better off getting the single...
Forum: Mainboard & CPU 10-07-14, 03:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 137
Posted By Master&Puppet
Why not use your current mobo?

Why not use your current mobo?
Forum: Rig Gallery 10-07-14, 02:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By Master&Puppet
Haha I like your style. Reminds me of when I did...

Haha I like your style. Reminds me of when I did my first WC rig! Got some nice hardware in there and looks like you've been having fun: )
Forum: Liquid Cooling 10-07-14, 11:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 86
Posted By Master&Puppet
I would have concerns about running the custom...

I would have concerns about running the custom loop like you've suggested. My main concern is the radiator choice. A 240x40 will be fine for a CPU but adding a GPU will mean you'll have to push some...
Forum: Graphics Cards 07-07-14, 10:34 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,093
Posted By Master&Puppet
Can I suggest a better benchmark to use? Just...

Can I suggest a better benchmark to use? Just stick with unigine heaven or valley. Can you run the benchmark mode for one of them and send us a screenshot of the scores and keep and eye out for the...
Forum: Overclocking 05-07-14, 05:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 253
Posted By Master&Puppet
70C under stress testing? I take it this is...

70C under stress testing? I take it this is delidded then? Yea I wouldn't push any higher if I were you for an everyday CPU if you are planning on keeping it for an extended period of time
Forum: Cooling - Other 03-07-14, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 330
Posted By Master&Puppet
A good chip is even more reason to do it :D ...

A good chip is even more reason to do it :D

Well if you have any questions/concerns let me know.

I'm planning on rebuilding my gaming rig in the next few months so I'll direct-to-die it then...
Forum: Cooling - Other 03-07-14, 02:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 330
Posted By Master&Puppet
Ha lol, oh yea I should have noticed that...

Ha lol, oh yea I should have noticed that shouldn't I! :P It was probably a good idea to do that shop thing but I've missed the boat now!

Are you still planning on de-lidding it? I'd still...
Forum: Cooling - Other 03-07-14, 10:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 330
Posted By Master&Puppet
Check out this thread I did just over a year ago...

Check out this thread I did just over a year ago on the then just released Haswell i5:
http://forum.overclock3d.net/showthread.php?t=54249



That was using an H100 too, the same as in that...
Forum: Cooling - Other 02-07-14, 10:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 330
Posted By Master&Puppet
Why do you want mount direct to die exactly? Yes...

Why do you want mount direct to die exactly? Yes it will be possible if you manage to get the right spacing between the die and block using washer spaces or similar. The really tricky part is...
Forum: New Build Advice 27-06-14, 06:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 632
Posted By Master&Puppet
Chime in again regarding RAMdisking which I do a...

Chime in again regarding RAMdisking which I do a lot of. I have 32GB myself (s1155 system so that's the max it will support) and my reasons for RAMdisking were probably very similar to yours but...
Forum: New Build Advice 26-06-14, 03:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 632
Posted By Master&Puppet
A lot of good advice here but I think we need...

A lot of good advice here but I think we need some things clarifying before you make any final decisions.

1: What are you planning on doing with the new build? Gaming (what resolution) or...
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