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    Pacify Your PC - Part 3: Swapping out the CPU block

    In part three of the series, Quiet PC's Paul Lee swaps out Nick's noisy stock CPU cooler for something much quieter... so it seems bigger is better...
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    Re: Pacify Your PC - Part 3: Swapping out the CPU block

    You forgot to show the before and after sound change!

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    Re: Pacify Your PC - Part 3: Swapping out the CPU block

    That comes right at the end once the whole thing is built.
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    Re: Pacify Your PC - Part 3: Swapping out the CPU block

    Oh yes! that was worth the wait sweet baby jaysus Nick that is one big ass cpu cooler looks the dogs danglies! hmmm i didn't notice any anti static wrist bands either thats totally hardcore..
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    Re: Pacify Your PC - Part 3: Swapping out the CPU block

    Not meaning to be rude here Nick. But are you really that much of a hardware n00b ?

    I'd expect an element of this is down to watching to broadcast to the beginner all the way to the seasoned system builder. But some of those comments were cringe worthy. I mean, in your capacity of working at Hexus, i'm sure you would of come across various fan controllers (sorry Amps).

    Great Series, QuietPC is a great company, and their support and advice is second to none

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    Re: Pacify Your PC - Part 3: Swapping out the CPU block

    Quote Originally Posted by Sim0n View Post
    Not meaning to be rude here Nick. But are you really that much of a hardware n00b ?

    I'd expect an element of this is down to watching to broadcast to the beginner all the way to the seasoned system builder. But some of those comments were cringe worthy. I mean, in your capacity of working at Hexus, i'm sure you would of come across various fan controllers (sorry Amps).

    Great Series, QuietPC is a great company, and their support and advice is second to none
    I sort of agree, but we are not the target audience of this. If we are already using corsair psus, TRUEs, speed controlled fans etc. then this is not aimed at us.

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    Re: Pacify Your PC - Part 3: Swapping out the CPU block

    Quote Originally Posted by SiM View Post
    I sort of agree, but we are not the target audience of this. If we are already using corsair psus, TRUEs, speed controlled fans etc. then this is not aimed at us.
    But, we ARE the target audience, because we read the website. Not to be elitist, but your average PC World consumer is not going to be coming to Hexus specifically because theres a video on how to fit such devices. As they would probably be too scared to even remove their PCs side panels.

    On the one hand, i don't want to offend Nick/anyone if they do actually not fully understand this. But in the other, it is slightly belittling to some of the target audience, who might expect alittle more direct discussion about the products and what's going on.

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    Re: Pacify Your PC - Part 3: Swapping out the CPU block

    Quote Originally Posted by Sim0n View Post
    Not meaning to be rude here Nick. But are you really that much of a hardware n00b ?
    Yes he is

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    Great Series, QuietPC is a great company, and their support and advice is second to none
    Thanks mate, appreciated.

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    Re: Pacify Your PC - Part 3: Swapping out the CPU block

    Hi Sim0n, truth be told, I do know a bit more about hardware than the video shows but in the case of the fan controller, I did honestly think it was an amp having never been interested in external fan controllers and therefore not familiar with them... which is why I was giving myself a head-slap.

    What we're trying to do is aim the shows at both beginners and the more seasoned PC users, hence me asking questions that I think newcomers would ask. Yes, I sound like a complete n00b at times but if we're to get more people interested in PC tech, I thought it'd be good to see some basic questions being asked and answered.

    If you didn't like the amp reference, you're gonna hate the next show where we fit "metal-chilly-thingies to the make-my-pictures-go-fast-thingies." (joke )
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    Re: Pacify Your PC - Part 3: Swapping out the CPU block

    Good show so far so keep it up with the useful tips especially the thermal paste, do you need to apply it differently for DHT(right?) coolers?(xigmatek etc) as they tend to have gaps inbetween the pipes and surface.

    I thought you were going to silence the PSU by other means than replacing, has this changed? because i recall you saying the scenario is that you cant afford a new PSU etc. Really interested in the PSU silencing because thats the loudest thing in my rig and my Xclio does prove the "bigger is better" theory wrong, its a 140mm fan and isnt quiet by any means as they put half a plastic shield underneath it to force air one side(FAIL, it bounces back) So anything to help fight that would be great .

    Will watch the next one.
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    Re: Pacify Your PC - Part 3: Swapping out the CPU block

    Great series.

    It's like I always say: "I know I can trust the advice of a fellow Yorkshireman".
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    Re: Pacify Your PC - Part 3: Swapping out the CPU block

    aaah, next show is Nick electrocuting himself...

    makes a change from DR doing it
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    Re: Pacify Your PC - Part 3: Swapping out the CPU block

    Ohh Nick you can fit my heatsink and fan anytime!

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    Re: Pacify Your PC - Part 3: Swapping out the CPU block

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick View Post
    If you didn't like the amp reference, you're gonna hate the next show where we fit "metal-chilly-thingies to the make-my-pictures-go-fast-thingies." (joke )
    I appear to have been appropriately mocked.
    Fair game sir! Fair game

    Infact, if you mention that (assuming you havent already filmed them), i will donate some money to you, so you can install more make-my-megahurtythings-faster-thingies !

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    Re: Pacify Your PC - Part 3: Swapping out the CPU block

    Damn... we've already shot the show!

    Seriously though, we really do appreciate the feedback and as much as possible we take it into consideration with the stuff we do.
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    Re: Pacify Your PC - Part 3: Swapping out the CPU block

    Hey Skippy...
    How about a Hexus affil scheme like scan has, forum members get free shipping or a discount ?

    Im sure the videos will help business regardless

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