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    I'm thinking that the alarm last night was bogus because I didn't see any temp spikes in any of my logs, just on the Intel monitoring program.

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    Isn't this the best part of overclocking? Constant tinkering, changing, tweaking, modifying and reading to eek out the most performance possible. At the end of the day though, I've often found all of the changes don't really amount to anything more than higher benchmarks. But we are enthusiasts, so I know we do this out of principal.
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    Yes, I agree 100%, but it's fun, in a sick and twisted kind of way...
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    I'll be adding a few parts tonight, opening the case and rerouting a few cables and pre-placing some cables sets for additional hard drives that may get added in the future. Behind the drive bays, I pull a SATA power and data cable set and tie wrap them in place so that when I add other drives, I just grab the closest cables I need without messing with the cable mgmt. The eSATA port on the top of the case isn't working properly and I'm guessing that I pulled too hard on the cable and pulled it loose from it's connection on the top of the case, so I'll fix that "while I'm in there"... I'll take more pics, showing exactly what I'm talking about...
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    I'll be adding a few parts tonight
    Nice to have that full tower, eh? More room for expansion.
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    Yes, indeed! The case is so easy to work in that I actually look forward to it! My old case was a nightmare for me because I'm constantly opening it up and changing things, but my friend loves it. The blue lights make his den look cool (his words) and he will never open up the case again, so it was a "win-win".
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    Your friend figures if the case needs to be opened he can call you. Its probably better that was, eh?
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    Yes, I don't want him opening the case... I put a Scotch pad behind the front bezel, just in front of the intake fan, so that he can easily remove, clean and replace it as he has cats and dogs. His old PC was completely gunked up and it was beyond repair and was 10 years old, so he was ready for a new PC and he's very happy.
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    A few more pics of the final "cleaning up" of the cables..


    A few more pics of the final "cleaning up" of the cables.. A few small parts arrived that I was waiting for and I did the final clean up and dressed the cables and closed her up. Until a week from now or so....
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    Pt 2.


    pt 2
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