Originally Posted by Rage19420
Yes before I run the Heaven benchmark I run it thru furmark for about 4-5 mins to check for any artifacts and see where the temps are going. They seemed to hold up just fine without any artifacts. Keep in mind that I had all 4 fans in front of the each RAD at 100%. I almost got my head sucked into the front of the rig.
I know there some debate about stacking fans in series. But I advised my cousin who's and aerodynamic engineer at Northrup. He said to increase airflow and pressure, use a series of fans in front all running at the same RPM. At low RPM's they will keep a high pressure against the RAD.
I'd say an engineer from Northrop should know what he's talking about!
That's a lot of fans, but it works, and the more airflow, the better. Looks like your 480's are completely stable at those clocks, since you're also checking with Furmark, they're cool and stable.
You've done an amazing job on coolin' down them 480's:thumb:
As good as my temps. are with the VF3000F's, I'm still considering trying this out, it's an obsession:p
I've said before that ideally a high-end water cooling system would be the best, but the cost and hassle is just too much.
Just saw a post here where someone fitted an H100 on a 580, seems like there's no end to the possibilities. But the Antec 620 seems to be a cost-effective cooler.
I really don't know which cooler I'm going to try, the 620, 920, H60, H80, H100, etc.!
Lots of mounting options for the rads in my HAF 932.
The other thing that impresses me is the IHS removal, the initial results with "lowering" it and re-pasting were impressive, but direct contact with the core is about as good as you're going to get.
I might try it after a couple beers if I can get the courage to do it:D
But I'm going to wait until I get a new cooler first, I think a strapped-on gpu water block is less likely to damage the core than what I'm using now.Edited by DerComissar - 12/4/11 at 8:11am