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Eximo

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I more or less agree as I have quite the collection of silly computers. (Which you only accumulate by letting nothing go) But if you are heading into liquid metal and high end overclocking you can't expect it to last as long as a stock chip. You are running a risk when you start doing that.

I consider my i7-7700k disposable. Pumping 1.416 volts through that terrible chip.

For fun I keep around a dual Pentium, and a dual Pentium II system. The Pentium II system is tricked out with a Voodoo 5 5500 and a Sound Blaster Awe 32. (Still not sure where my Pentium III went to, maybe one of my brothers absconded with it)
 

Karadjgne

Titan
Herald
Reason mostly liquid metals is used under the lid is heat. A) the metal will conduct the heat far better than any paste will, a good thing for a die trying to pass the heat to the heatsink. B) metals don't dry out, powder or deteriorate the way paste does, so really it's a 1 shot deal, not something that should ever need redoing the way some ppl feel the need to repaste if their cpu goes up 2°C.
 

Darkbreeze

Titan
Moderator
IDK. GamersNexus seems to think that they still dry out. LOL.

https://www.gamersnexus.net/guides/3359-liquid-metal-aging-one-year-test-how-often-to-replace-liquid-metal

And as I said there a while back, it would have been better to just leave it alone. Once changed, the contact with the Gallium likely created a NEW layer of alloy, which is probably what reduced the cooling capability slightly from the original application to the re-application. Every time a fresh layer is applied, there is likely to be a new chemical reaction which slowly tapers off after a while based on Gallium to other metal reactions that I've researched. Eventually the reaction stops, but apply fresh liquid metal likely starts the process all over again with a new alloy layer and further embrittlement. I think you're right that it should be one and done. Don't ever reapply it unless there is a very compelling reason to do so.
 
Not the best case, fixed motherboard, cant get best of it :)
Shame that motherboards power button (not physical red one, but connectors) doesnt work ... Everything else is good.
And also dont blame me on dust on cooler, its 3AM here, and im lazy.
 

nukemaster

Titan
Moderator
Solder some wires to the red button and bring those to the power button(a plug inline can be added to allow disconnection.).

Ok that may be getting to be a bit much. It could be done if something is wrong with the f_panel button header.

I have seen a speaker header with a damaged trace on the board when speaker pins had been shorted to another part of the f_panel header. Maybe the board has seen something similar that damaged the trace for the power button.
 
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Cooler Master MasterBox Pro5,EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 G2 Power Supply 80 PLUS Gold, ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero, 8700k, G.SKILL TridentZ 3600,EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Black Edition, 970 EVO 500GB-NVMe PCIe M.2, 860 EVO 500GB 2.5 Inch SATA, Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML360R
 


Very nice indeed...how's the Cooler MAster 360mm AIO?
 
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it's great i had there 120mm with my 3770k and it worked good, but this one is just what i needed to go with that case
 
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Hello everyone. I am new to the forum but I would like to see what you guys think of my build. This is my first ever build. I have worked on repairing computers and phones for over 10 years but I have never build a complete system before. I was also not terribly familiar with AMD but I went that route.

P.S. I know RGB (puke) is not everyones cup of tea.

Ok so this is what I have....

Ryzen 7 - 2700X w/Wraith cooler
Overclock to 4.25Ghz
Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut Thermal Paste
Gigabyte X470 Aorus 5 Wifi
1TB SSD
2TB - Firecuda Hybrid Drive
Corsair M65 Pro RGB
16GB Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 3200Mhz
Razer Black Widow Tournament keyboard
MSI RTX2080 Gaming X Trio
EVGA 750 PSU
upHere RGB Fans(5)
Dark Flash T20 Black ATX Mid-Tower RGB


Update, I just added the pictures. Thank you for instructing me on how to upload them. I greatly appreciate it!
 

Darkbreeze

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Moderator
@berettablazer, your images are not visible to us. Follow the link USAFRet posted if you'd like your pics to be visible. Image links must be surrounded by tags and MUST end in an image format such as .png, .jpg, etc. Links to image galleries or links that end with .html etc. won't work.
 

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