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After 7 years of using my HP 500 desktop, it was time to upgrade. I think this selection of components will keep this new PC up to my needs for a few years.

My HP-500 had a PassMark Rating of 2001. This new PC has a Passmark of 4729.

I did have trouble finding out information on the DIYPC Jax11-W case. I took a risk and order it because it was such a good price. I'm happy I did. It will meet my needs just fine.

The only issue I really had was the Corsair CXM power supply's CPU power cable was a little short. I had limited choices on how to run it through the case. In hindsight, I should have to choose a full-modular power supply. It would have been an easier, cleaning installation.

I didn't purchase the Samsung 860. I already had it. [STAFF REMOVED]

I want to thank Linus Sebastian and his staff that produce Linus Tech Tips. Their videos are great and really help me both select the components and build the PC. Its been at less 10 years since I build a PC and I need the refresher.

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  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

That thermal paste application tho…

+1

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I’m not sure what “tho…” means? The application of the thermal paste is ARCTIC's recommended method for this cooler.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Lemme explain, and keep in mind that in no way am I criticizing. My original comment was made mostly in jest, it looked weird and was slightly amusing.

While I realize that the way you pasted the cooler is what Arctic recommends in their manual, in reality that's about 4 times the amount of paste that you actually need. What happens when you have that much is that it just oozes out of between the IHS and the cooler baseplate and can make a bit of a mess. In an absolute worst-case scenario, the layer of paste is too thick and doesn't allow enough heat transfer so the cooler performs below expectations. Nothing life shattering.

In my experience (15+ years of PC building, 40+ total builds) for AMD CPUs the best method is to squeeze a single pea-sized drop right on to the center of the IHS, when you install the cooler the mounting pressure will spread it out between the two surfaces. For Intel CPUs (mainstream only) a grain of rice-sized amount is generally recommended due to the smaller IHS.

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  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Really great looking build :)

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

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