Originally Posted by snipekill2445
Why don't you throw a 3570K in there? Cooling would have it's work cut out for it then
I do 3d Engineering as a diploma specialization for graduation. My render times are usually pretty fast due to having 6 cores. I have a 4p at school and an 8p in the shop if my rig can't crunch it in a few hours. There's a reason I'm still using original fermi as well.
Originally Posted by GhostSniper08
now that took some planning.... even so, doesnt air cooling eventually hit a threshold as to how much cooler it can keep everything? or did you see a noticable difference in temps?
All fans inwards had a very bad effect. But high CFM fans at the back, mid-low on the side, and super high CFM at the very front (corsairs H100 fans at 18volts) there is literally a rush of air coming from the rig at all times. It effects the flow of the room. The 40mms also don't look like they do much, but that area brings cool air that goes right into the GPU intake fans as it rises. At 8k rpm a piece, pretty decent for the space they take up.