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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
118 Total Votes  
post #3711 of 10135
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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

One thing i HATE about the Corsair Graphite is the terrible airflow. i like having the acrylic side because it looks cleaner and i like to look at my parts but the temps are way too high because of airflow. with the mesh and 4x120 fans i will see a 10 degree drop on almost every component.
post #3712 of 10135
I'm officially done with this board. In terms of overclocking, this board is very average. Of all the boards I have used with my 955 and 1090T this one is by far the worst when it comes to NB and ram clocking. Considering this board came with a high end price tag I am very disappointed.

Maybe it's better for the 8 core chips? I don't know. I refuse to buy one to test tongue.gif
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post #3713 of 10135
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One thing i HATE about the Corsair Graphite is the terrible airflow. i like having the acrylic side because it looks cleaner and i like to look at my parts but the temps are way too high because of airflow. with the mesh and 4x120 fans i will see a 10 degree drop on almost every component.

So true, about the 4 fans in the side mesh. I owned a 600T White edition before my Arc Midi and yeah: I know the 10C drop in temp you talk about.

But to be fair: it certainly isn't a bad case, and a delight to work with if you tweak arround a lot with components.

The front 200mm fan did resonate against the front mesh so I made some DIY standoffs for it. It meant I had to remove the front drive racks and place one on the bottom, but that setup is good for airflow.

If you want some extra flow and have the room in your 5.25" bay area (say... the three botton bays?) you could use that space to place an extra 120mm fan...
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post #3714 of 10135
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So true, about the 4 fans in the side mesh. I owned a 600T White edition before my Arc Midi and yeah: I know the 10C drop in temp you talk about.

But to be fair: it certainly isn't a bad case, and a delight to work with if you tweak arround a lot with components.

The front 200mm fan did resonate against the front mesh so I made some DIY standoffs for it. It meant I had to remove the front drive racks and place one on the bottom, but that setup is good for airflow.

If you want some extra flow and have the room in your 5.25" bay area (say... the three botton bays?) you could use that space to place an extra 120mm fan...

its amazing the drop in temps on the GPU's and VRM's. Other than the airflow i absolutely love the case, i have people compliment the looks all the time. I just wish there was more room on the top/ VRM heatsink and memory were lower for push/pull.

I have seen the 120 in the drive bay before but never thought about putting it in mine...doh.gif that would run air right across memory cpu and vrm
post #3715 of 10135
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its amazing the drop in temps on the GPU's and VRM's. Other than the airflow i absolutely love the case, i have people compliment the looks all the time. I just wish there was more room on the top/ VRM heatsink and memory were lower for push/pull.
I have seen the 120 in the drive bay before but never thought about putting it in mine...doh.gif that would run air right across memory cpu and vrm

Aye, a bit. And if you want to cool your GPU better: Arctic Cooling Accelero Twin Turbo II.

I have watercooling, and while my HD7870 is a cool running mofo with it's stock fans, my next upgrade won't be a waterblock for my GPU, but the afore mentioned after-market cooler.

My Saberkitten can only be happy with one less(er) source of heat, so I guess yours would think the same wink.gif

But, as mentioned numerous times before, the main reason for VRM's heating up more when using a loop or a clc like yours to cool the cpu is the lesser airflow over the heatsink. And that problem is easily remedied by some small, inexspensive fans modded on / over the area.

If you'd like, I can take a snap-shot of my solution for you tomorrow for more inspiration.
Edited by Raephen - 12/3/12 at 2:23pm
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post #3716 of 10135
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Aye, a bit. And if you want to cool your GPU better: Arctic Cooling Accelero Twin Turbo II.

I have watercooling, and while my HD7870 is a cool running mofo with it's stock fans, my next upgrade won't be a waterblock for my GPU, but the afore mentioned after-market cooler.

My Saberkitten can only be happy with one less(er) source of heat, so I guess yours would think the same wink.gif

But, as mentioned numerous times before, the main reason for VRM's heating up more when using a loop or a clc like yours to cool the cpu is the lesser airflow over the heatsink. And that problem is easily remedied by some small, inexspensive fans modded on / over the area.

If you'd like, I can take a snap-shot of my solution for you tomorrow for more inspiration.

Already have one AC Accelero Xtreme Plus II but want to go full water so i am holding off getting another. VRM's get to 65 tops so i am not terribly worried about it
post #3717 of 10135
Hi everyone, just found this thread so I figured I would post my rig. I built it back in April, upgraded from an E6600/680i. This was my first AMD build and won't be my last.

ASUS Sabertooth 990FX
AMDFX-8150
G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB DDR3 1600
EVGA GTX 570 HD 2560MB
OCZ Vertex3 60GB
WD160GB
WD 320GB
WD 1TB
Corsair tx850w PSU
Antec 900




I haven't done any overclocking with it as I have yet to upgrade from stock cooling. Any recommendations? I was thinking H80 or H100.
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post #3718 of 10135
do i want ddr3 1600 memory or ddr3 1333 memory? i dont ever plan on overclocking.
post #3719 of 10135
ok ive decided ddr3 1600. do i want corsair vengeance or gskill ripjaws? im getting two seperate packs or 8gig 2x4 for a total of 16gigs.
post #3720 of 10135
16 is a lot unless you are going to utilize it all with Avid or something. If you are gaming 8GB could end up being faster.
I would go for the fastest memory you can afford. It can downclock if you are not intending on overclocking it.
Personally I have found that Samsung's 30nm RAM is the best price to performance RAM you can get. Runs on low V's too so it's cool and cheap to run.
Out of the two above it won't really make a difference. Choose the one you like the look of the heatspreader better on.
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