It wasn't how the connectors went in, but which resistor cables were meant to connect to which fan. As for the mobo, I cheaped out and got an H77, so I can't overclock until I ditch it. I have a 3570k, so when I do make the big switch, I'm going to play around with the settings and see what doesn't make my tower take off.
Kitsunemimi wrote:Oh my, it's that cooler~
D33d wrote:This is me, gazing in awe at this masterpiece of a cooler.
Otherwise known as, "DEED SHAVE YOUR FUCKING FACE JESUS CHRIST ARE YOU DOING WITH YOUR LIFE"
Now I just need a motherboard which can overclock.
But you mention something pretty important there... Is your motherboard decent quality? curious kitsune wants to know the model name
Also, do you have an i5 or an i7? To be honest, a giant heatsink like that would be better paired with an i7, although you still can crank up the performance on i5 K processors quite a lot~ If you use AMD though, then you should've saved that money on an Intel processor ;x
Oh and, it's confusing, but all PC slots/plugs are designed to be foolproof, including fan connectors, so they only go in one way. Fan connectors can sometimes be stubborn, but if it's in the right position then you'll be able to shove them on.
But anyways, I should stop babbling on about these things before it gets too far. All you RL thread people who don't care about this can ignore my post now~
What I really want is gradual futureproofing, efficiency, quietness and peace of mind that my components will last for as long as possible--Noctua's basically the safest choice while I have the money. I've just ordered Noctua case fans as well, because by gracious am I sick of the noise of these Fractal fans. The flimsy cooler that I did have wasn't exactly helping either. Since they also come with Y splitters and extensions, I'll be able to connect both fans directly to the mobo, instead of having to use the useless Fractal controller.
To think that I'm also getting moulded earplugs and, at some point, a car and insurance. I fucking love saving money.