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Is that not installed properly? I didn't think there was anything wrong as the AX850 label isn't upside down. It would make sense that the fan would face down and work as an exhaust since this case has vents at the bottom. Cases without a bottom vent would have a bottom mounted power supply facing up, correct?

Either way it doesn't matter yet as the power supply fan hasn't even been running yet due to no load. I don't think it starts spinning until it reaches a certain load.
     
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Well, if you can have it draw cold air from below and exhaust through the back, it's a lot better than fighting with the GPU to get fresh air and getting some of the hot air the GPU's send into the case.

 

If a case would have no bottom hole, I would make one kungfu.gif

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I flipped the power supply over so the fan exhausts out the bottom of the case. Makes more sense this way since PSU fans are supposed to work as exhaust fans. I will be installing a dust filter on the side panel intake fan and rear exhaust fan soon. The front intake fans and top of the case already has dust filters installed as they were included with the case.

I plan to see how well this system overclocks soon. Hopefully batch number 3133B433 is great at overclocking. Not sure how much I'll do this week as I just received an e-mail from my employer, I work as a Search Engine Evaluator, that I will receive a bonus for all work done this week. Just as long as I meet an easy set of requirements I'll get a bonus for the holidays at the end of the month.
     
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How do these idle temps look for a 3930K on a liquid cooled setup with a 240mm radiator in push & pull configuration?

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I saw some people on forums reporting higher idle temps of low to mid 40s and then I saw some that idled in the mid 30s.

This review is on par with my idle temps:
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/48210-intel-sandy-bridge-e-core-i7-3960x-cpu-review-21.html

These two other reviews, which also included temperature testing, were a little bit lower than my temperatures. The TweakTown one showing 24 °C idle on the 3930K seems unusually low and I couldn't find anywhere else that reported similar idle temps. The PugetSystems review was only about 4 degrees lower than what my 3930K is currently reporting. My current core temps via Real Temp GT 3.66 are: 36 °C, 37 °C, 38° C, 39 °C, 40 °C, 39 °C. Ambient temperature in the room is just below 24 °C or 75 °F.
http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/4435/intel_core_i7_3930k_lga_2011_cpu_review/index8.html
http://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Product-Qualification-Intel-Core-i7-3960X-3930K-Sandy-Bridge-E-120

Unfortunately some sites such as AnandTech, HardOCP and Guru3D did not do temperature testing. I don't think a different or 4 or 5 degrees C at idle is really going to matter that much. What actually counts is the temperatures under load when overclocked.

Update: Ambient temp dropped a little bit and the first two cores are now idling in the mid 30s.
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Looks about right! I'd be worried if it would be in the high 40's for idle.

It all depends of your chip.

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post #26 of 34
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Yea, mid to high 30s seems to be what my 3930K is idling at with an ambient temp of 23-24 °C. I'll update later once I start overclocking and see what the temperatures under load are going to be.
     
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post #27 of 34
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Was able to get my DDR3 2133 MHz RAM running at its rated spec without any issues. I had to manually set timings and voltage as the auto setting failed. I don't think it was increasing the voltage to 1.65v. I'm going to try out a game for a short time, maybe 30 minutes or so, to see how it runs on my new system. smile.gif

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Updated: The loudest part of my new system is actually a humming/buzzing noise from my APC SmartUPS RT 1500VA when it is under load. I reached 60% (of 1050W or 630W) while in a game. Not really sure what I can do about this. I can't move the UPS very far. It is under my desk right now. Removing my monitor from the UPS doesn't help. I could buy sound proofing material to put around the outside of the UPS but I really doubt that would do much as most of the noise would escape out the back or front fan areas.

It is an online UPS so it always runs off the battery. The noise I am hearing is known as coil whine from the transformer. The other possibility is switching the UPS into bypass mode and having it run off the power from the wall outlet. I don't know if that would still provide surge and under-voltage protection. If it doesn't provide that protection it seems pretty pointless to switch it to bypass mode. If it did provide the protection I would have no problem switching it to bypass mode and running off outlet power. I won't exactly need the battery backup in the event that a power outage occurs while gaming.
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I'm no expert in UPS's but I do know they're sometimes more annoying than useful lol

 

Glad you got your RAM up and running, I'm sure you can tighten those timings up! 

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The UPS I have I bought on eBay new for a steal, only $403.99 & $42.50 shipping. The cheapest anywhere else online at the time was about $1,100 shipped. Right now Amazon has this same model for $800 + $39.99 shipping. The UPS I have is an online UPS which always runs off the battery. This provides better protection against voltage fluctuations, but this model isn't really intended for consumer/home use. One drawback of an online UPS is poor power efficiency. My model only achieves about 87% or 88% under 60% load which is what I was seeing last night while in a game. The game wasn't the most intensive so I'll have to see what my power consumption is with Battlefield 3 in 2560x1600 resolution on Ultra or with Intel Burn Test & FurMark or some combination of stress testing software.

Probably will be able to tweak timings a bit. My mushkin DDR3 2133 MHz kit is running at the rated timings of 9-11-10-28 with a command rate of 2 as recommended by mushkin. My previous Core 2 Duo e8400 system had a mushkin DDR2 800 MHz kit that overclocked very well to 1066 MHz and beyond. The memory won't really make that much of a difference in real world performance when it comes to frame rates and what not. I'd like to get my CPU running at 4.8 GHz this weekend or next week sometime and my Crossfire HD6970s at 950-1000 MHz / 1450-1500 MHz..

Not sure I'll be able to get to the upper end with my HD6970s running in Crossfire though. Overclockersclub.com was able to achieve 986 MHz / 1502 MHz on an ASUS HD6970 which is the same as one of the cards I have in this review. It's very possible I'll be able to get the lower end of my range, but not sure about the upper end. Maybe if I push enough voltage, but I don't want to fry my video card. The last three video cards I've had have all died, but they've also all been NVIDIA cards. The HD79x0 series should be out soon enough. If I do happen to push one too far and it dies I can always sell my other card, or put it in my Core 2 Duo system, and upgrade to that. biggrin.gif
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Occasionally I will get a message that says "Overclocking failed!". I haven't changed anything yet except for bumping my RAM from 1333 MHz to 2133 MHz. I changed the command rate setting back to auto but it still shows as using a 2T command rate in Windows. I read on the ASUS ROG forums that you should bump the CPU/NB a step or two if this happens. If I have issues with this again I will try that. I should be able to set X.M.P. for my RAM and it should work without any issues however. Not sure exactly why this happens and it doesn't happen 100% of the time, but X79 is a new chipset. Everything usually has little quirks especially when you buy brand new technology.
     
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Corsair Force Series GT 120 GB SSD Samsung SpinPoint HD103SJ (RAID 0) ASUS 12x Blu-Ray Burner (BW-12B1ST) XSPC Rasa 750 RX240 WaterCooling Kit 
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