• Please do not post any links until you have 3 posts as they will automatically be rejected to prevent SPAM. Many words are also blocked due to being used in SPAM Messages. Thanks!

Recent content by RainbowMuffins

  1. RainbowMuffins

    GPU overclocking newbie.

    Sorry for the double post but on an update i think there's something seriously wrong with either my GPU or the software. Overclocking and defaulting time and time again to see differences; But the essential order goes like this. First overclock, see results. Go back to stock to see the...
  2. RainbowMuffins

    GPU overclocking newbie.

    So, truthfully I dunno much about overclocking a GPU but I am a little crazy when it comes to frame rates in games and I need help understanding what's going on and what it is I'm doing. I use an MSI 680 Lightning Edition, I've had it set to factory and default since I got it but now that I...
  3. RainbowMuffins

    Hot temperatures!

    Can someone confirm for me if this is the way fans work or do I have it wrong? The scythe is pretty fast but also pretty loud. Though I don't mind noise, for others sake, the quieter can be the better (Since I do take my comp to other people's places and stuff) If I don't need a 2400RPM fan to...
  4. RainbowMuffins

    Hot temperatures!

    From the best place in this country for online parts. It's the country that jacks the price up I believe. Buying international, the delivery alone would jack the price up pretty high. A person told me that in my weather, my idle temps should be about 49C or lower. With my idle temps at about...
  5. RainbowMuffins

    Hot temperatures!

    A thing I forgot to ask for water cooling too, my friend said that the water stuff is a great conductor for the heat which is what makes it so good; But does water cooling make a difference in this ambient temperature? If it's 35C here, wouldn't the water be 35C? I know water cooling is good but...
  6. RainbowMuffins

    Hot temperatures!

    Actually, I don't mind noise. At all. My previous computer had a side panel missing and a stock fan that went at 3400 RPM, you could hear it from the other end of the house - It didn't bother me a bit. This computer is silent... too, silent. I can barely see if it's on or off thanks to the Logo...
  7. RainbowMuffins

    Hot temperatures!

    Can't do much about the ambient temperatures unfortunately. Water Cooling is neato but from the reviews and that I saw, the Frio beats a low end water cooling system (Kuhler 620, etc.) and I'm not sure if I'm up for spending a lotta money to get a system I'm going to have no clue how to use...
  8. RainbowMuffins

    Hot temperatures!

    Oh... I'm not sure to be honest. I did it all at my friends place so I wouldn't mess anything up - all I can tell you is that it's black with green on it and that it came out like playdo tubes. Edit: With a quick google search I think it's the ZALMAN -ZMSTG2 THERMAL GREASES
  9. RainbowMuffins

    Hot temperatures!

    Yeah there's a BitFenix 200mm on the roof that's going at about 450 RPM. Can't get it to go any faster, but due to the design of the case it's kind of blocked as well... It gets some airflow through just not the whole fan, and much lol. If a 200mm one is fine I'll go BitFenix for the front...
  10. RainbowMuffins

    Hot temperatures!

    Oh. For the front of my case it allows me to have 1x200mm fan or 2x120mm fan (So it says!), which one should I get? The front of my case only allows a ##x##x25mm fan in dimension. I got a 180mm fan for the front that was pretty great for intake, however... well, it's too big so it couldn't fit...
  11. RainbowMuffins

    Hot temperatures!

    I have one exhaust, the 200mm fan on the roof. The frio blows the air right out of the back where the fan would go so is that one even necessary? What's wrong with my PSU? I've had it for like a year now and it's been fine. The frio was supposed to be a good mount though :( I can take a picture...
  12. RainbowMuffins

    Hot temperatures!

    I played 5 or so games of Bad Company 2 with one side of the case off, exposing it to the air and the highest I got was 64C which would be fine for me... that is an incredible difference but the side of the case being open isn't exactly... smart. If I drill some small holes on the side of the...
  13. RainbowMuffins

    Hot temperatures!

    I got a new set up which is way awesome than my old one!! It's a nice set up but I'm concerned about the CPU temperature. On the thread about my set up I decided to go with the regular build I'd intended (though don't think I didn't consider your posts!) but now that it's all working I'm...
  14. RainbowMuffins

    Upgrading!

    Thermaltake 600W Australia... the case itself is like 89$ and the shipping Standard is 79$. 168 so it's about 200$ anyway. Getting a BitFenix Survivor Core since the Survivor has USB 3 and an extra fan for like, an extra 40$ and I don't really need USB 3. I know the price seems ridiculous to...
  15. RainbowMuffins

    Upgrading!

    Thanks for the fast response! =) A video I saw just now said that '100$ for hyper threading isn't worth it when the i5 brings games to its knees'. For that effect though with the i5, do you have to overclock it or does its default stomp on the i7? I'm not sure how much over clocking is going to...
Top