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Hello World! This is my first build since Sandy Bridge. Finally replacing my beloved i5-2500k and GTX 960.
Btw rgb-fans in front are Alpenföhn Wing Boost 3 ARGB fans.
Special thanks go to @GamersNexus ‏@JayzTwoCents ‏@paulhardware ‏and @TechDeals_16 ‏=)

Comments

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Did you delid the cpu? Why did you use conductonaut? You didn't use liquid metal in place of thermal paste did you?

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

No i did not delid the cpu, its already soldered and wouldn't make much difference. I just used LM because im used to it and imho its easy to apply and gives best results, no problem with copper cpu cooler.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Just curious! Was talking to someone the other day who did the same. Either way, nice build! +1

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

That GPU sag though

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Measured it, 1 degree! Damn u, Hawk-Eye! https://imgur.com/a/eNbpd6X

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

It looked pretty obvious from one shot you had

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

why the 911 part?

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Glad I'm not the only one wondering lol

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

911 is a Porsche, but I see no reference to one in his photos.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Just a random name i came up with for that build. For me its like a turbo after using 2500k and gtx960. Nothing to interpret here...and yes, 911 still is an iconic porsche

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Judging by your provided pictures, I would remove the CPU cooler ASAP and remove every bit of the Conductonaut. You need actual thermal paste not liquid metal

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Interesting, but where is your point? Why?

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

The Fractal Design S24 coldplate is copper according to Fractal Design's website, which means liquid metal is fine to use. The only issue the gallium in the liquid metal will migrate into the copper coldplate and permanently stain it over time, but this will not effect cooling performance. The S24 isn't the best 240mm AIO liquid cooler, but it provides temperature results similar to a Noctua NH-D15, which makes it decent.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks, and yes i already knew those facts, but chose the S24, because i wanted to try AiO without too much RGB overload overall and it also has good solution for fan connection with its nice little hub. Installation was really easy and clean, temperature results with NF-A12 Noctuas are fine aswell.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

See my above comment. Not trying to throw shade just giving advice.

LM is great between the DIE and IHS, but yields no advantages on top of the IHS. And its known to dry out much quicker. In some cases 8-10 months.

My biggest concern though was the application. LM does not spread like thermal compound and simply adding a drop and installing the cooler will not suffice. Your CPU will not be cooled properly.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Now i see your concern :) No, of course i did spread the LM on the IHS completely into every corner and also applied the same way onto the copper of aio cooler. I am using LM since the early days, also used it with my i5-2500k when Coollaboratory LM came out. Used it for years without refreshing and didnt have performance or "dry out" issues at all. So you dont need to delid your cpu if its already soldered and it still will give you 1-3 degrees performance, but for me i was just used to it and it was easy to apply. https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/thermal-paste-comparison,5108-8.html http://www.thermal-grizzly.com/en/products/26-conductonaut-en

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Easy to apply?! Man I hated applying mine when I delidded my 8600k lol. Maybe it's easier on the IHS?

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, much easier because you have more space to apply with cotton stick

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

it's literally just a different thermal conductant

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

it literally works just as fine with copper aio coolers as with copper air coolers

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Sure it is but that doesn't mean it's meant to be in between an IHS and water block. LM is known to cause issues when paired between the two and yields no advantage what so ever over thermal compounds.

Not to mention it's meant to be spread. in OP's case, there is no way that CPU is being cooled properly by simply adding a dab and installing the block.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

See my above comment. No issues when paired between IHS and water cooling block if you check that it is copper or a nickel plated surface. Also check Simulints comment above.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

CPU temp under a load?

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point
Prime95 Small FFTs 30min
Max CPU 79 degrees celsius
Max VRM MOS 53 degrees celsius

Gaming and Silent Mode
Max CPU 59 degrees celsius
  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Where were you able to purchase a Samsung 970 Evo Plus?

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

They have them in stock on B&H

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

In Germany, my friend :)

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the Evo plus performing for you? I want to get one but I'm also looking at the WD black sn750

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

It's doing a gread job, installing Windows was very fast, Boottime or loading Gamefiles also very fast. Especially unzipping big archive files or general shifting big files is where this Nvme will shine.

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