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Somehow I am glad that I have a C14. With only one fan the RAM can happily dwell om all slots without problems (I hope). This has to work till I get some wc in place.
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Originally Posted by Riou View Post
This is an enthusiast/workstation platform. Not all those ports are SATA. Quite a few of those ports are SAS, which is needed to communicate through SCSI language instead of ATA.
I was under the impression that most SAS controllers were able to run SATA drives on the same ports.
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Originally Posted by SectorNine50 View Post
I was under the impression that most SAS controllers were able to run SATA drives on the same ports.
You are correct that SAS ports can run SATA drives. I was just talking about people who need to run SAS drives for some reason.
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Originally Posted by overcrash View Post
One of the many reasons I won't be buying SNB-E. Others include price/performance, expensive overall and awkward ram slots positioning.
I agree, hopefully I have my X58.
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Originally Posted by Vagrant Storm View Post
People will have to wait for aircoolers to be made for it.
Like I posted here
(http://www.overclock.net/air-cooling...-mounting.html)
Noctua will release a new cooler in Q4. Hopefully this is a D15 that will fit on LGA 2011 without problems.
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Originally Posted by Kantastic View Post
I don't see a problem for water blocks and sealed AIO liquid coolers. I don't see a problem at all.
Except the fact that memory and VRM heatsinks won't get much airflow.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Don Karnage View Post
If your spending 600 dollars on the 3930K you should be going with water cooling.
I intend to air cool my SB-E, and I have a complete, working, RX360 loop laying around.

Quote:
Originally Posted by redhat_ownage View Post
all ddr3 heatsinks are useless until you start running more than 1.8v, then they start getting warm.
My memory hits 80C+ in a well ventilated case at 1.6v, if I don't have a fan blowing air directly at it.

This has actually been par for the course for most DDR3 I've used that was over 1.5v or over DDR3-1600.

I don't think you've really been stressing your memory if it never gets hot.

Quote:
Originally Posted by sLowEnd View Post
There might not really be a big problem if RAM makers come out with lower profile sticks specifically for X79.
There are tons of low profile sticks already.

Just get some value RAM with no heatspreaders and you'll be set.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vengeance47 View Post
Apart from the fact that it would require a different mounting plate so it won't work anyway, the simple matter is that real enthusiasts run custom loops and have a DICE/LN2 pot or phase change for their bench runs.
I'm a budget minded hardware and performance enthusiast, who doesn't give a piss about benchmark competitions.

My systems are overclocked to do work faster.

A 300 dollar WC loop, plus an extra 100 dollars of air cooling to keep my memory and board VRM from overheating are not worth 200MHz on my CPU, even if it's a 1,000 dollar platform.

I am perfectly content to lose 5% of performance to save 25% of the cost.
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Full watercooling or Corsair H80/100 in push/pull and you're set.
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What are people arguing about ?

1. Now the socket is probably as close to the RAM slots to the left as it was previously to the I/O ports - sound, usb, ethernet, etc. I'm sure you can design a high performance air cooler with this in mind.


2. This will only pose a problem if stock cooling is not adequate for stock speeds. Intel knows this. Enterprise solutions will have cooling requirements and airflow needs into account.

3. People like us who overclock will benefit from the fact that companies have had time with the motherboard design available to design proper high performance air cooling. Remember the GTX480 ? I remember bashing it myself. Now I own one. Why ? A nice price of course, but also the fact that the AXP came out. And now nobody bashes the GTX480 anymore; the GTX580 is also praised and it also uses a lot of energy.

All in all, if adequate high performance coolers are available for enthusiasts at launch, this is a non issue. Also remember, enthusiasts normally have cases with fans on top, and there is no longer a Northbridge, so a heatsink can have it's fans (2, if push/pull) pointed upwards. Space problem solved.
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Who would spend close to $1k minimum for CPU + mobo and then cheap out on the cooling?

People seem to forget the point of these chips. They are for enthusiasts. These chips are not for your "mom and dad" users. These are for people like myself who like to push their hardware to its limits and benchmark.

So why on earth would we care about not being able to use an NH-D14 or the likes? Apart from the fact that it would require a different mounting plate so it won't work anyway, the simple matter is that real enthusiasts run custom loops and have a DICE/LN2 pot or phase change for their bench runs.

That is what this product is marketed at. People seeking the ultra performance and are willing and able to pay for the best. Not people looking for a budget build where air cooling is used.
Oh give me a break. You're making it sound like X79 is going to be this gigantic leap ahead of X58, using CPUs that run on 240v and need a dodeca-phase triple isolated mega-uranium liquid helium-powered unobtainum cooler. Plenty of people run air coolers on their X58 systems (yes, even "real enthusiasts") and plenty of people will run them on their X79 systems.

Now, as far as the SR-3 is concerned, a real liquid cooling system would be ideal. Very few people run air on their SR-2 systems, and comparatively few run closed loop coolers. Still, I have no plans at this time to run a real loop on my SR-3. If it's not necessary on the current 130w Xeons that everybody uses on their SR-2s, it wont be necessary on the 130W E5-2600s that people will use in their SR-3s. I'm not sure how these CPUs will overclock, though, so we'll just have to wait and see. If they can do 5ghz or more, maybe I'll consider a full loop. Until then, there is nothing wrong with getting something less extravagant.

I fully intend to spend 7 or 8 grand on my SR-3 system, so I can more than afford to do a full loop. I just don't want to, and I don't think that makes me anything less than a "real enthusiast."
    
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Noctua's got a new cooler just for this. http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic165814.html
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