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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 #3411 of 7754
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Originally Posted by Raephen View Post

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Originally Posted by givmedew View Post

Hey guys, cooling the VRMs definitely matters. But you do not need to use a water block. Check this out! I had the sabertooth and a 960T and I was able to drop the VRM and CPU temps quite a bit. I posted the results at overclockers.com same username so you know its me.

Hmm... I might just try and figure out a way to mount the Noiseblocker BlackSilentFan XR2 (the 60mm fan I got modded/mounted in the roof of my Arc Midi case, sucking air from the VRM block)... As of yet it doesn't make that much of a difference (Vcore-2 is cooler, 1 not so much), but it's surprisingly silent at 1700ish rpm.

I might try some magic with tiewraps first wink.gif

Thanks for the tip!

I would recommend that the fan be pushing air and that you focus the cooling a little towards the top of the largest heat sink. Also cooling the back of the board with something like an 80mm helps because the heat sink bracket is back there as well as other things.

Good luck

OH not sure if this helps. But microcenter sell these fan brackets with magnets at the end. They are supposed to let you mount something like a 80-140mm fan anywhere in your case. It's a total rip off because the magnets don't work but I removed the magnets and then screwed the brackets into place through some of the rear exhaust fan mesh and then re-installed the exhaust fan.

Here is a picture



Oh just an FYI even at 1.4v the Intel VRMs and the Intel CPU did not get hot enough for these fans to matter so I removed them, but on the sabertooth it was like night and day when you had a fan cooling the VRM!
Edited by givmedew - 11/8/12 at 9:13pm
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post #3412 of 7754
dumb question is your side pannel or insides aluminum or steel. ? :>
or are the magnets just that weak? My fans im thinking woudl be too strong for those either way.
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post #3413 of 7754
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Originally Posted by givmedew View Post

Hey guys, cooling the VRMs definitely matters. But you do not need to use a water block. Check this out! I had the sabertooth and a 960T and I was able to drop the VRM and CPU temps quite a bit. I posted the results at overclockers.com same username so you know its me.

Can you please post a picture of how you mounted the fan on the sabertooth? The one in the thread you linked to is not there. Thanks. smile.gif
post #3414 of 7754
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Originally Posted by givmedew View Post

I would recommend that the fan be pushing air and that you focus the cooling a little towards the top of the largest heat sink. Also cooling the back of the board with something like an 80mm helps because the heat sink bracket is back there as well as other things.
Good luck
OH not sure if this helps. But microcenter sell these fan brackets with magnets at the end. They are supposed to let you mount something like a 80-140mm fan anywhere in your case. It's a total rip off because the magnets don't work but I removed the magnets and then screwed the brackets into place through some of the rear exhaust fan mesh and then re-installed the exhaust fan.
Here is a picture

Oh just an FYI even at 1.4v the Intel VRMs and the Intel CPU did not get hot enough for these fans to matter so I removed them, but on the sabertooth it was like night and day when you had a fan cooling the VRM!

Hmm... Good tips. I'll be on the look out for the Dutch equivalent of Microcenter: those brackets look like they'd do the trick nicely.

But I think I'll try my hand at MacGuivering something with tiewraps first, and using the cpu waterblock and the rear fan as anchoring points would place the fan over the sweet spot.

Ok... I'll be off to get some more tiewraps later today. I'll keep ya'll posted!

(PS - It'd be a tight fit, but how about a 120mm pwn-fan? hmm... lol! It'd be the only pwm fan in my case! Seven casefans, all 3-pin vr fans - 3 on a fan controller, and the other 4 on the Sabertooth 4-pin casefan connectors. I don't know if the 4-pin headers are some form of hybrid or just old-style 3-pin vr headers with the extra pin just for looks. It does seem to do the job of controlling my 3-pin radiator fans, so I don't really care wink.gif )
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post #3415 of 7754
heres my setup to cool the vrms and memory.




i never got a chance to check the temps without the fans, they were installed on the original build.
i guess i can turn them off ( they are hooked up to the fan controller) and see what stock temps are-DOH!!!

i havent had much time to see what a good stable OC with my 8350.
i have it running cool and stable at 4.8, but i now i can get it higher, with a little time and some fine tuning.


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post #3416 of 7754
Thanks dimwit. Are those 60mm fans? They look like they may be 80mm. Also, what kind of speed are they running at?

I'd be very interested to hear what your 'VCORE-1' and 'CPU' temps are in the Thermal Radar app, with and without the fans running. smile.gif
post #3417 of 7754
i would like to know something... in HWMONITOR, in the TEMP section... there is something that reads "Motherboard"... where is this sensor located? and what does it measure??

if it measures the northbridge.. then im cool as hell.. tops ~36°C

i've never used thermal radar or stuff... im using windows 8 right now... will it work?
 
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post #3418 of 7754
I need to get y'all a picture of my set up. But then again it's an open case bench build so it probably don't help much.

Anyhow, I couldn't get ai suite or any of the individual programs installed. I'm mostly interested in the thermal radar portion. Is there a trick? Double click the set up file and it just doesn't run.
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post #3419 of 7754
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I need to get y'all a picture of my set up. But then again it's an open case bench build so it probably don't help much.
Anyhow, I couldn't get ai suite or any of the individual programs installed. I'm mostly interested in the thermal radar portion. Is there a trick? Double click the set up file and it just doesn't run.

for me, the ai suite installation is a gamble... works 3 times, does not work 2.. and so on..

btw, is a raid 0 of 2 corsair force gt worth the shot? im an average gamer and pc user...
 
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post #3420 of 7754
'Motherboard' in HWMONITOR matches the 'MB' temp in thermal radar, which is in the bottom RH corner of the board next to the front panel connector. I can double check that later along with some of the other readings in HWMONITOR.
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