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post #11 of 37
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Uhh yeah - The top fans blowing down didnt last too long that way so now they pull air out, with much better results - One of those "*** was I thinking?" moments.

So while I was moving fans around in my case, I did a side by side comparison of the Corsair 120mm fan that came with the H60 next to a Vantec Stealth 120mm fan - Here's where things get kinda weird,... The Corsair fan is rated at 74 cfm@1500rpm and the Vantec fan is rated at 53cfm@1500rpm, yet the Vantec fan pushes roughly the same amount of air based on the "pressure" felt by sticking my hand in front of the fan. This is a good example of how static pressure can change from fan to fan and that CFM ratings are not a telltale sign of a particular fan's effectiveness. I have a Thermaltake "Highest Performance" 120mm fan that is rated at 78cfm@2000rpm, 12v 2 wire constant velocity, molex connector (and carried by every Radio-Shack across the nation for $10.99) that I put on the H60 in a pull configuration. This fan also has a very high static pressure rating due to its blade design and high RPM - the hand pressure one feels is MUCH greater than what one feels from either the stealth or the corsair fans . I did notice a larger gap between the fan body and the radiator, so i used some 1/2 inch colorad electrical tape to seal the gap along the sides. The top and bottom gaps are minimal.

At stock idle no difference - CPU sits at 26-29c.

At stock load & Corsair fan (BF3/ultra settings full 64 player server for at least 1 hour) CPU sits at 50-52c

At stock load & T-take fan (BF3/ultra settings full 64 player server for at least 1 hour) CPU sits at 42-46c

A ten dollar fan swap on a Corsair H60 lowers my high-end temps by 4-10c

The corsair fan went into the top of my case.

Cable management much better now, LOL

My Mobo always seems to idle exactly 7c above Room ambient temp & never tops 35C under stock loads in this config, so I'm happy using this build for a low-budget stock gaming rig for now . 980 BE's run hot to begin with, so I'm not gonna push this system until I replace the Mobo - next week hopefully,...

So now the grand total invested is about $795


QUESTION - Has anyone cooled their system using a Beer loop? Keep a pony keg in a mini-fridge with lines to a loop that circulates between the system and the mini-fridge, and a tap on the front of the case which would allow one to fill a pint or two w/o having to get up to get a beer?


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Edited by KonaJoe - 2/20/12 at 8:23pm
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post #12 of 37
as you see on my sig rig I have a H100 I added 2 120mm fans with 80cfm for a push pull and m 1090T is at 4.3gig with 1.5 cpu volts I have each fan to come on line in 5c incraments so at idle only 1 fan runs and the most I reach 45c on BF3/ultra full 64 player
post #13 of 37
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I've had this rig running @4.011ghz 24/7 for the past 3 days now using clock multipliers alone - bumped from 18.5 to 20.0.

Mobo still running 26-28c idle, 30-33c loaded

CPU running at 32-34c idle, 46-50c loaded

Annnnndddd, I gonna order a new mobo on Friday - still waffling between Asus 990 Sabertooth or Asrock 990 Fatality,... Any suggestions on which board I should get ?
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post #14 of 37
my vote is for the Sabertooth . I know it maybe bios but it really is the best mobo Ive ever had hands down!! Not to mention its the only mobo on the maket with a 5 year warrenty
post #15 of 37
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Actually I didnt order either of those boards,.. We (work) contracted with another component supplier a couple of days ago and on my first order was able to get a refurbished & certified Asus Crosshair V Formula 990X with a 90 day direct manufacturer warranty for a ridiculous price (almost 1/2 of going retail on a new one) It should be here Thursday or Friday - perfect timing for the weekend,.. smile.gif
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post #16 of 37
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My Board came in today smile.gif - OOPS - forgot I dont have any T-paste so I'll have to wait until monday to do any swap-in of the new board,...

Also, I ordered another GTX 460OC 1gig for SLI from newegg.com it should be in next wednesday.

Next is an SSD or two - this build is, hehe, no longer a budget build =(biggrin.gif) Yikes! says the wallet.

I'll post pix when done,...
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post #17 of 37
new egg has got a really good deal on a 120 gig ssd
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226236
post #18 of 37
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The board is here smile.gif and what a beast it is too! - big, heavy - built to an entirely different standard than the Asrock I have in the rig now. Also ordered a Raidmax 850 watt ATX2.3 SLI Gold certified PSU - it will be coming with the second GTX 460 and should be here Wednesday.
Edited by KonaJoe - 3/19/12 at 6:03pm
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Oh man, that's one nice deal on an awesome board, too!!

What cooler are you using now? Interested to see how far will this CPU go on air! thumb.gif
   
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post #20 of 37
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Yeah the total cost of the Asus Crosshair V Formula board including all the stuff that comes with it, and shipping for $150.00 from a company that sells factory refurbs (www.evertek.com - They only wholesale to businesses, so buying a board cold off the net as an individual from them wont happen). This board was initially released by Asus with a bios that didnt support anything above Deneb - Lots of poeple tried plugging FX cores in and they ended up thinking the board was DOA, not realizing only a bios upgrade was required, and thus returned,..


Sorry to dissapoint but,

It's got a Corsair H60 liquid cooling unit already ,....
Edited by KonaJoe - 3/19/12 at 5:27pm
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