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Poll Results: whats your choice for 990fx

Poll expired: Jul 11, 2011  
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    Asus Sabertooth 990fx
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    MSI 990FXA-GD80
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post #3701 of 10107
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Originally Posted by shampoo911 View Post

i have a pretty good airflow (i guess)... it's always cool in my room.. like, 19ºC with a/c... or even less.... i like to keep this beast pretty cold.. and that was my fear of having a custom loop...

With a coupleof silent and cheap 60mm fan over the VRM / NB area - like the XR2 by Noiseblocker - you have nothing to owrry about.

Your current cooler NH-D14, from what I hear, is one of the best air coolers around, so I guess it's all up to the tweaker in you.

Do you need watercooling for your cpu? With the beast you have, probably no. But do you feel like messing arroumd with hardware and maybe getting even better results? Then yes, watercooling is for you.

Though, I have to say, those kits are nice and for a good price, but if you want the job done properly, assemble your own. Do some reading up on the basics etc.

My loop - my first loop - is completely my own setup. A bit pricier, but then I have two rads (one outside on the back, a thick 120mm Phobya G-changer, and a XSPC EX-240 in top) and because of the extra surface area, my fans don't have to run thatfast to cool properly (sub 1000 rpm)

The two small fans on the VRM heatsink keep the Vcore readouts about the same as my CPU socket temp, which are the top 3 temperatures on my Bulldozer's sensors.
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post #3702 of 10107
I'm on a water loop for the CPU, my temps under heavy load are CPU @4.8Ghz 32c, NB 28c, VRM 34c, Board 25c, the case is a HAF X if you are getting temps 60c plus you have a problem.
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post #3703 of 10107
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I'm on a water loop for the CPU, my temps under heavy load are CPU @4.8Ghz 32c, NB 28c, VRM 34c, Board 25c, the case is a HAF X if you are getting temps 60c plus you have a problem.

Good god, man, those temperatures are under heavy load?

Very, Very nice temperatures! wink.gif
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post #3704 of 10107
The case has a 1x230mm front intake, 1x200mm side intake, 2x200mm top exhaust and 1x140mm rear exhaust, there is also a Coolermaster 80mm variable speed CPU fan bolted to the water block bracket cooling the the VRM and NB it is running at 2700rpms but it will go to 4750rpms but so far I haven't needed to run it any higher than the low speed.
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post #3705 of 10107
so i was wondering... can this mobo, run up to 16gb of 2133mhz ram?? im planning on buying a second 8gb kit...
     
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post #3706 of 10107
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so i was wondering... can this mobo, run up to 16gb of 2133mhz ram?? im planning on buying a second 8gb kit...

yes, the max is 32
post #3707 of 10107
but with the same timings? 2133mhz 9-11-10-24 1T
     
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post #3708 of 10107
@lauri seems i forgot to refresh and i was late to the party. oh well
when i added full heatsinks from swiftech for my 6950's it came with a special ceramic paste. I used artic mx-4 on it as i had to remount it many times to do my mod. I guess it depends on the type of mounting hardware they used on the mb vrm heatsinks. They have obvioulsy made room for the thicker pads. I dont really like to advise on using other than what came on it.. However in my case I would use mx4 if it seats well. Not conductive non capacitive. what i do and what i suggest to others may be two different things. I usually suggest the safest route.

@shampoo911 im running 4x4 or 16 gigs of mushkin redline. Im not sure its the best overclocker tho.. i let it auto set after messing with it for a while at 2000. not sure of the settings.
maybe someone else can chime in that has a better overclock. Im running a clc on my cpu and on the video cards in a haf 22 but the fans dont spin very fast .. its quiet. but i also want to put one or two fans on my vrms.
Edited by sunset1 - 12/2/12 at 1:54pm
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post #3709 of 10107
Thanks for the post Sunset.
Good to hear that you don't have to use thermal pads to get contact.
post #3710 of 10107
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The case has a 1x230mm front intake, 1x200mm side intake, 2x200mm top exhaust and 1x140mm rear exhaust, there is also a Coolermaster 80mm variable speed CPU fan bolted to the water block bracket cooling the the VRM and NB it is running at 2700rpms but it will go to 4750rpms but so far I haven't needed to run it any higher than the low speed.

That sounds like very decent airflow.

My humble Fractal Design Arc midi doesn't have the room for fans bigger than 140mm ones (well, not entirely true: on the side panel it has room for an 180mm one, but I replaced that panel by a simple piece of clear acryllic with some magnets stuck 'round the edge so I can admire my saberkitten wink.gif )

But still: three Bitfenix spectre fans (140mm; 2 front, 1 bottom) for intake and three on my radiators blowing out (rear and top) + the fans on the VRM don't give me temps like yours, but more than good enough, 50 C max for socket and Vcore-1 is something I'm happy about with a 4170 clocked to 4,8 GHz.

But still,... I envy your temperatures wink.gif lol!

PS - the 60mm fans on the VRM heatsink spin at 1400ish, max and 1100ish when all is well (cool), the rest of my fans have yet to break the 1000 rpm barrier.. That might account for some of the differences biggrin.gif
Edited by Raephen - 12/2/12 at 2:40pm
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