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This is pretty much a gaming PC built to be future proof as I could make it with my cash restrictions, I already posted the completed build once and got downvoted to hell and back due to the terrible cable management. I have since rectified the situation after roughly 4-5 hours of playing around with the cables and it really has made a difference in the look of the PC.

The one thing I wish I could work out is why my average cpu temp is now 40c-43c rather then 35c-38c when at 1% load across all the cores but I did seem to burn a finger print onto my heatsink when I built it the first time and that may be the cause. I have replaced the stock thermal paste that came applied to the H100i heatsink with thermal silver and am still waiting for it to be fully cured before I assume I totally screwed something up.

Also in case I need to spell it out, the second picture is from my first attempt at putting it together when I had no idea, it looked like a train wreck but performed better in terms of keeping the cpu cool.

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  • 76 months ago
  • 5 points

oh yes just awful budget restriction on this build ;u kidding me right? lol

  • 76 months ago
  • -2 points

No i'm not, I would have gotten a 850W+ PSU, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD and a much better case if I had another few hundred dollars to spend, 2.8k was about my limit for the time.

  • 71 months ago
  • 1 point

You need to look at some 'true' budget builds then you will find out that your build is no where no near as 'restricted'

  • 76 months ago
  • 5 points

You should have put the graphics card in the x16 slot at the top instead of at the bottom. But other than that nice build.

  • 76 months ago
  • 0 points

agreed

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

The surface of the base may be dirty or you may have put too much thermal compound..

The build looks much better than before +1

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I bought ArtiClean to make sure I cleaned it correctly and spent an hour and a half cleaning up the heatsink alone, I didn't stop until there was nothing coming off onto the cotton earbuds I was using to wipe it but I guess I may have missed something, once the compound has cured I will decide if I need to try it again and I will get something a little easier to work with like makeup removal pads as they don't leave fibers as fafr as I know.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

How much thermal compound did you put? Maybe try a different one?

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

A single dot about the size of a grain of rice, I will look at other compounds once I am sure the current one has cured, AS5 takes about 200 hours afaik, also could the fingerprint corroded into the copper heatsink be a big problem? I think its mainly just discoloured it not actually eaten into the copper.

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I just use isopropyl alcohol and toilet paper to clean off thermal paste. Leaves no fibers if you use good toilet paper =P

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Coffee filters are MY friend

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed I used coffee filters when i replaced my heatsink

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