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Hey didn't know you had a work log, looks great man!

Though I pm'd you when I started. Guess it didnt send. Sorry.

So I got my case all back together and I am pretty happy! I will be posting some pics of the interior shortly but for now I wanted to OC this bad boy and see what water cooling could do!

I have some high ambient room temps.. Close to 30 degrees C.

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I had it up to 5ghz with a max temps if 79, but the vcore was 1.45 and I wasnt amazingly happy with it for 24/7 and its bsod after an hour in..

Just to put this into prospective.. I was using a Noctua D-14 and at around 4.7-4.8 I was hitting 85-87 degrees C.

So I knocked off 15 degrees and the fans arent running max either..

Heres what I am set at

PLL Overvoltage Enables
PLL @ 1.14
VCCIO @ 1.55
Vcore @ 1.38
Multi @ 48 all cores

Not bad for water cooling in my opinion.. What do you guys think?
post #42 of 51
looks good to me but since I'm not the worlds best overclocker I'm not sure my opinion is the one your truly seeking biggrin.gif However the temps vs. the overclock look similar to what I've seen others post so I'd still have to say looks good to me thumb.gif
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post #43 of 51
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Yea I mean it knocked off 15degrees if not 20... Question is.. was it worth the $350 for the loop..

Roughly $20 a degree lol.. The D-14 was $80.. so I mean it was only $270 more for 15C better.. $18 a degree lol!
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That's a very interesting way of looking at it, but is water cooling worth the cost vs. air cooling? For me the answer is YES, when the biggest factor in the life span of your parts is heat the cooler you can keep things the longer they will last. Your CPU and GPU(S) being your 2 main sources of heat they are the parts you want to keep the coolest, especially when you start to overclock. Since most people don't have the money or the resources you need to say use Liquid Nitrogen to cool our systems water cooling if the best and most efficient manner to cool things, even if it's still a bit expensive. But from my point of view the main expense is on initial set up of your loop after that you can spend a little here and there to add to things. The way that I had to start looking at things is that once you get to this point you are a computer enthusiast, which means that this is a hobby and hobby's cost money thumb.gif Now why in the heck did I have to pick such an expensive hobby lachen.gif
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Looking great, gotta admit, seeing people like you going watercooling for the first time (and doing so great) is always inspiring. teaching.gif
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Looking great, gotta admit, seeing people like you going watercooling for the first time (and doing so great) is always inspiring. teaching.gif

Thanks! It means a lot to hear that! I
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That's a very interesting way of looking at it, but is water cooling worth the cost vs. air cooling? For me the answer is YES, when the biggest factor in the life span of your parts is heat the cooler you can keep things the longer they will last. Your CPU and GPU(S) being your 2 main sources of heat they are the parts you want to keep the coolest, especially when you start to overclock. Since most people don't have the money or the resources you need to say use Liquid Nitrogen to cool our systems water cooling if the best and most efficient manner to cool things, even if it's still a bit expensive. But from my point of view the main expense is on initial set up of your loop after that you can spend a little here and there to add to things. The way that I had to start looking at things is that once you get to this point you are a computer enthusiast, which means that this is a hobby and hobby's cost money thumb.gif Now why in the heck did I have to pick such an expensive hobby lachen.gif

Yea it is one expensive hobby! I only pick the expensive ones.. But heck it was a lot of fun and a great learning experience to put it together..


Next its switching out m vieo card for a ref. model and getting another to sli.. Then water blocks and a GPU loop! Oh man!
Edited by JMattes - 5/15/12 at 7:46am
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Yep I know exactly what you mean, that's my next project to get new graphics cards and get them under water as well but somewhere in there I want to get one of these to hold it all:
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That is one diesel case! Id love to have that. As simple as it looks no one would ever know what your packing under the hood!
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Updates:

Overclock: Currently running @ 4.9 GHz!!! (Blck 102, 48x, 1.425v)
Temps: Idle: Upper 30's Lower 40's (C)
Max Load: 73C (Max Temp after 18hrs of prime blend + 48hrs of Folding)

Pictures!

As promised I took some pics with the lights out to show everyone how it looks. Thought It was better late than never! Enjoy!

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Well that pretty much wraps up the log for now. If anyone has any questions or stumbles upon this log feel free to pm me!

I may add to this log or simply start another if I go to add on to the loop with GPU blocks.

Thanks to everyone that joined in, commented, or lurked..

Later!
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Nice job bud! thumb.gif
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