Originally Posted by capchaos
So cain hows the build. Do you have windows installed yet. hows the temps.
I know everyone looks a bit o.O when you mention dual loops or parallel loops but this resevoir and parallel loop system deserves a 11/10 rating for efficiency. Temps are running great, I spent the day yesterday getting my 24/7 overclock sorted out. Temps are below 60c on all the cores, and my GPUs (all 4) are below 45c on load. Was waiting on EVGA to fix my BIOS flash before I get any gaming done. I also have STEAM churning away as we speak (Crysis/Crysis 2 are the first ones downloading
I have A LOT of lessons learned that I will be writing up. Some biggies involve the motherboard, RevoDrive x2, HDDs, useless parts, and the GTX 590s.
Originally Posted by snelan
Lets trade.... No, don't think about it, I already did, it's a good deal.
But seriously thats an insane build, I'm thinking replace those HDDs with 500GB Momentus SSDs? It would only be like $3000 more. Also, that box for the Rampage makes me want to buy one even though it's not compatible. Have you thought about using florescent tubing, additive, or paint. An example would be Linus's insane build.
Nah SSDs don't really do anything for me past 100GB, after using a Vertex since they came out (boot drive of 30GB), I managed to get my Win7 footprint down to about 11GB, Visual Studio is another 5~10GB, and the Adobe Photoshop. Thats it. I went with the bigger RevoDriveX2 primarily for speed, but I still got the smallest capacity for it, and I am not ashamed by it.
I have two future plans:
I must get some sleeving done, especially in the back, it doesn't matter how compact I get those bulky cables, black sleeving with white highlights will go miles in making it look more presentable.
A black light installed on the ceiling and some BLACK LIGHT ONLY visible painting for the floor, and do little hand prints and some blood like smearing, ala Dead Space 2.
Here is some pre-liminary data, making sure is everything up to date.
Temps for 4.4GHz (only 15 minutes):
CPU-z for the win!
All the GPUs in their wonderously underclocked glory
You couldn't give me 0.1? HOW COULD YOU DO THIS TO ME WINDOWS 7!
What I was using for Booting :|
What I am using now for Booting
Had some issues with RevoDrive in random performance / WIE score way too low. After installing every Windows 7 update, including SP1. All of these issues went away and got a +10% bonus read and write speeds on all my fastest speeds. Which I will take quite happily.
The temperatures are not bad, they were this temp with the same ambient @ 4.0 GHz and less voltage 1.29~1.30v if I recall. This was even with two pumps in series. Due to the fact that the GPU blocks were so restrictive I had gained 15c. So now keep temps the same, and voltages under Intel's safe zone, I have achieved a 10% higher overclock, utilizing an extra 50mV essentially. I have LLC to 50% at the BIOS voltage set to 1.400v. I could set LLC to 100% and voltage to 1.35v to give me a 1.40v under full load... but I won't 4.400 Ghz is good enough for me. Besides I want to try and keep my cores under 65c at full stress... lower would be better for longevity of the CPU, so I might have to invest on that 3rd 120.3 radiator afterall, glad I have room for it.Edited by RagingCain - 5/14/11 at 8:52am