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Poll Results: whats your choice for 990fx

Poll expired: Jul 11, 2011  
  • 0% (1)
    Asus M5A97evo
  • 0% (1)
    Asus M5A99Xevo
  • 49% (58)
    Asus Sabertooth 990fx
  • 31% (37)
    Asus Crosshair V Formula / Thunderbolt
  • 0% (1)
    Biostar TA-990FXE
  • 12% (15)
    Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD7
  • 4% (5)
    MSI 990FXA-GD80
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post #2271 of 10119
I have this motherboard, but im currently too lazy to post proof....


Asus Sabertooth 990FX
FX-8120
16gb Gskil valueram (thats right :-P)
320gb Seagate 7200.12
XFX HD6870
3x Enermax TB Silence PWM fans (1 top, 1 rear, 1 front)
3x Scythe Kazi-Jyuni PWM fans (2 push/pull on CPU, 1 lower mid for PSU)
Hyper 212+ (installed with AS5, i know its not the best, but im still using the same tube from years ago XD)
Antec P182 modified to fit CPX power supplies
Antec CPX-850 850w PSU, partially modular

i have one set of PWM fans using a PWM splitter to the motherboard, i beleive its the front fan and mid fan, the 2 CPU fans are on the CPU and CPU_OPT header, and the top and rear are on the Chassis headers


this is actually my second 990fx, the first sabertooth i got wouldnt even hit BIOS or give out a beep code so i had to RMA, luckily managed to get another open box and it works like a charm

great mobo, very happy with it, and my PC is retardedly quiet
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post #2272 of 10119
Decided to flash the 1102 BIOS today and windows wouldn't load after boot. BIOS is showing my OCZ Vertex 3 in port 6, but I can't set it as a boot option. Reverted back to 902 bios and here I am. What gives? Am I missing something here? Do I need more coffee? rolleyes.gif
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post #2273 of 10119
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrG pc View Post

No problem, that's why we're here.
I did got a good tip from another Sabertooth friend about the chokes not being cooled anymore.
I now refitted the standard heatsink with some thermal tape on the chokes (with some minor adjustments).
700700

Honestly it didn't look like the chokes got any cooling at all from the heatsink, not even touching them. I will look at it again when I go to install the water block, but my initial assessment is they are fine without any cooling other than airflow.
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post #2274 of 10119
Quote:
Originally Posted by utnorris View Post

Honestly it didn't look like the chokes got any cooling at all from the heatsink, not even touching them. I will look at it again when I go to install the water block, but my initial assessment is they are fine without any cooling other than airflow.

That's exactly what I thought when I got the tip, but I did notice they get hot.
I even checked full waterblocks, they don't cool the chokes either.
So it seems they are made to get fairly hot and are ok with that.
Anyhow, it looks cool and kept me from the street.
post #2275 of 10119
Ok, so after seeing MrG and what he did, I went ahead and water cooled my NB and VRM's. Here is the part list:

Koolance CHC-125 - Requires no mod, but you do remove one of the retaining arms so spacing is correct.

http://koolance.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=0_29_66&product_id=663

Koolance MVR-100

http://koolance.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=0_29_66&product_id=736

Koolance MVR-PLT140 - You do have to drill holes in the plate so it lines up with the stock back plate, but then you use the stock back plate and screws to mount it.

http://koolance.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=0_29_108&product_id=737

Temps are consistent across the VRM's and NB, sitting at 37c. So not too bad. Under stress test they move up to 42c and only vary by a degree or two between the hottest and coolest part Vcore 1, Vcore 2 and NB HT temps. Keep in mind this was only for 5 minutes, didn't feel like sitting around waiting on it.

I will take some later and post them.
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post #2276 of 10119
Had to use my phone for the pics, but hopefully you can see how I did it.

PICS:

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Decided to water cool my PERC 5i RAID card:

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Overkill? Yes. Do I care? No.
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post #2278 of 10119
Here's my validation also:
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post #2279 of 10119
welcome LUZR4LIFE and bautrey37
post #2280 of 10119
Here's what I'm working on. Getting my FX8120 and Sabertooth for the Chimp Challenge next week. biggrin.gif
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