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They used a temp probe, so their numbers are tcase as to yours which are tjmax based. Their stock cooler cpu was def throttling if its tcase was 74c. Don't know why the hell they were using a godawful 920 when they're a huge review site. Put a 980x or 990x and actually test those damn coolers, and use core temp values like sane people do... This isn't 2004.
An overclocked. overvolted 920 puts out more heat than a 980 or 990 overclocked, primarily because the bclk frequency drives up the heat.

More importantly, the overclocked 920/930 compares better to how people are going to be using it in real life. Almost nobody buys 980/990 processors and overclocks them, whereas 920/930 processors are all over the place.

I've actually quite pleased with this review - a solid 3C better than the nearest competition out of the box on overclocked settings, and an extra 1.2C over that if you go push-pull. It's not even close to saturating its capabilities. Under 40C CPU temp at high means that the fans didn't even spin up to maximum because the heat load wasn't high enough.

The fan controller built into H80 and H100 bases the fan speed on the liquid coolant temp, which is almost always lower than the CPU temp. It ranges from 25C-40C, and the fans hit maximum RPM at 40C.
post #42 of 84
W[H]at a piece o' crap review.

Anyway I would go for the Rasa kit with that budget.
post #43 of 84
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Originally Posted by cky2k6 View Post
They used a temp probe, so their numbers are tcase as to yours which are tjmax based. Their stock cooler cpu was def throttling if its tcase was 74c. Don't know why the hell they were using a godawful 920 when they're a huge review site. Put a 980x or 990x and actually test those damn coolers, and use core temp values like sane people do... This isn't 2004.
Correct me if im wrong , what they are showing is the difference between the CPU temps and the ambient temps right?!

But still.... 1.45V is ALOT for a i7 920!! You can easily fry your chips with that much voltage... Even a NH-D14 would not be able to cool a Core i7 920 @ 1.45v
Edited by DarkBlade6 - 7/26/11 at 4:00pm
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Almost nobody buys 980/990 processors and overclocks them, whereas 920/930 processors are all over the place.
What?
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Not sure what all the fuss is about. I think those temps for a vcore of 1.45 are pretty good myself. I do believe I'll be picking one of these up. I'm getting that on my Megahalems at 1.28 @ 4ghz. I should be able to do 4.2 easy with this thing.
Edited by Tom Thumb - 7/26/11 at 4:34pm
 
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It would be nice if they compared it to top end air coolers.
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What?
look around this forum and see how many people run $200 45nm 4/8 cpus vs $1000 32nm 6/12 cpus, and that should explain the confussion
    
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pretty good temps but still not worth it
    
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Page 1 of review:
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Load temperatures will be recorded after a twenty-five minute period of 100% load. To obtain this load we will be using Prime95 v25.3 set to blend mode.
Page 3 of review:
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Load temperatures will be recorded after a fifteen minute period of 100% load. To obtain this load we will be using Prime95 v25.3.
Wait a minute... 15 minutes or 25 minutes of prime95, which is it?

The thermocouple concept is somewhat neat and scientific, but just comparing the results to their reported core temps shows why it's completely irrelevant. First of all, it doesn't really say anything about what actually matters: actual core temps. And if you look at the overclocked results on page 3, you will notice the avg core temp was 28C+ higher than the thermocouple.

I can understand that the thermocouple method still shows relative performance, though, so let's move on.

Above all, I just wish they would have included some of the major air coolers such as NH-D14. I know I can extrapolate my own conclusions based on other reviews, but that only introduces more uncertainty and I really shouldn't have to do that in the first place. It should be rather obvious that today's best LCLC units should be measured against today's very best air coolers. Eventually, I would like to see a review that compares the H80, H100, and NH-D14 with their stock fans as well as identical fans.
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I'd like to see a review/comparison done by one of overclock3d users who actually know what their doing . The review really doesn't seem all that impressive, then again the intial user review of the H80 on overclock.net was terrible as well then guys set it up properly etc and had 11degree gains on the H50 which is great for me as the H100 would in theory run about 14-15 degrees cooler then my H50 which would allow me to take my 930 to 4.4GHZ np

I still want to see what the winterchill will be capable off I'm guessing it will be about 2-3degrees cooler at best but as for release I don't want to wait another two months :X, I'm really not keen to go for a RASA kit as I am one lazy mofo so I'd end up letting mould grow in teh tubes + the intial setup of a water kit takes so long with the whole removing of airbubbles and topping up the rad properly etc

Also Curiousgeorge, I have a Coolermaster Cm690II case would the H100 be able to mount at the bottom of it? I've removed the hdds bays at the bottom so there is plenty space for a 240mm rad I just don't know if the H100 piping is long enough.
Edited by Vandal4126 - 7/26/11 at 8:31pm
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