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So i'm building a folding rig around a 2600k OCed at 5.0ghz:

-running 24/7
-5.0ghz or whatever I can get out of =<1.5v
-ambient @ ~ 15C to 24C
-no case yet (pending)
-noise is not a big issue ( no deltas running at max though )
-relatively cheap

I've been thinking :

1) Cm 212 with GT 2150's in push pull
2) H60-H70-H80 with the same GT 2150's in push pull
3) used Silver arrow or Noctua D-14 (like the sig rig)
4) ???

any suggestions would be great
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post #2 of 23
212 won't do it. Neither will anything less than 240mm of radiator. Noctua might, though, I'd say that's your best option if you don't want to go H100 or custom loop.
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post #3 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by railfan844 View Post
212 won't do it. Neither will anything less than 240mm of radiator. Noctua might, though, I'd say that's your best option if you don't want to go H100 or custom loop.
5ghz is pretty tall order for budget. I'd say a H100 on either an arc midi or a 650D for proper ventilation. either way. you are not looking at an air solution for 5ghz. that's pretty much where you have to go liquid. i'd say the upper limit for air cooling is maybe 4.7ish?
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Do you mind going water cooling? If not then, this would be a nice cheap budget water cooling kit XSPC Rasa 750 RS240 for $130:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11...Kill_Coil.html

What's your budget?
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post #5 of 23
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well see it's for a rig that will be put in a closet and do nothing but folding per say. So I can't really have a custom loop because it requires a certain amount of maintenance and it's a little expensive.

My budget is about 50-80$

My other option would be to WC my sig rig and use the noctua for the folder.

Also I think 5.0ghz on air is certainly doable as long as I get a chip that hits it with less than 1.5v.

I appreciate the suggestions !
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Quote:
Originally Posted by wupah View Post
well see it's for a rig that will be put in a closet and do nothing but folding per say. So I can't really have a custom loop because it requires a certain amount of maintenance and it's a little expensive.

My budget is about 50-80$

My other option would be to WC my sig rig and use the noctua for the folder.

Also I think 5.0ghz on air is certainly doable as long as I get a chip that hits it with less than 1.5v.

I appreciate the suggestions !
Yes but 1) more than 1.4 is risky for 32nm chips. 2) You don't get to pick which chip you get, unless you buy used and then there's still no guarantees
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post #7 of 23
I don't exactly know about clocking of SB, but I have hit 4.695 on my Noctua after that is got a little dodgy on me so I backed it down to validation mark and then reset it to stock...
I figure anything over my highest oc I'll need to go water... soooooo

meh, take it for what it's worth.... just my
post #8 of 23
choice 2 or 3 ..212 will not cut it..actually h80/100 is the ONLY thing that will..besides full-blown water ..once you start applying over 1.46v to sb chip..it heats up exponentially :: oh..as for getting a 5.0 sb chip nowadays..man i hope you're not disappointed..but (imo) they haven't been as good since the first couple of batches..
Edited by Schmuckley - 10/13/11 at 5:23pm
 
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post #9 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by wupah View Post
well see it's for a rig that will be put in a closet and do nothing but folding per say
I hope not closet has very poor ventilation and your ambient temps are going through the roof. i doubt any air cooler will be able to handle that level of OCing with poor ambient temps.
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My 2500k will do 5ghz on 1.45v and I paid $10.99 for my cooler after rebate. Even in a mATX case I've never seen it go over 60c in Superpi, normally doesn't go over 50c in extended gaming.

The 212+ or Corsair A50 should be fine if your case has decent ventilation.
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