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post #31 of 37
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It's been a while since I updated, so here goes - with a pic even,..


700

The CHV is in and working beautifully, The 2nd GTX 460 is in and SLI'd.


I did have one issue with the vid cards in SLI mode though,... these vid cards have 2 onboard cooling fans that are controlled by the card itself, with the exception of being able to manually override via the cards' overclocking software. The minimum fan setting is 48% and goes up to 80% but ive seen it go higher by itself on auto mode,... 83% to be exact.Herein lies the problem - You would think that 48% would mean a certain fan RPM and gpu core temp, which is reported in HWmonitor, but it doesnt.

At (idle)48% one card reports a fan rpm of 2430 and a core temp of 29c

At (idle)48% the other card reports a fan rpm of 2180 and a core temp of 29c

Now this created a problem with one card heating up under load to a much higher temp (70c) over the other card (63c). An hour's worth of BF3 @ ultra settings would eventually end up getting corrupt texture & rendering issues then black-screening back to the desk-top. The hotter card is the card right above the PSU and was drawing heat from it frown.gif

So after I swapped the cards, and tilted the bottom card as far up away from the psu as possible to provide greater airspace,.., both cards are running at the same temp to within a degree both at idle (29c) and under load (63c max i've seen so far) with no display corruption whatsoever even after 3-4 hours straight of BF3 @ ultra settings thumb.gif

- system posts a 1911 in Heaven @ 1680 x 1050 with everything on - is that good/ok/poor ?

The rpm variance I'll assume is a result of factory tuning and most likely reflects shoddy heat-sink placement and/or thermal paste application on the faster spinning card ? - Would it be worth it for me to attempt to re-paste and re-seat them meself ? (looks like it can be done easily)

So my White Trash build now consists of the following ingredients;

AMD Phemon II X4 980 BE 3.7ghz
Asus/ROG Crosshair V Formula 990X
2x 4gb G-Skill Ripjaws DDR3 1600
2x Gigabyte GV-N460OC-1GI V3 GeForce GTX 460 in SLI
Raidmax RX-850AE 850watt Gold 80+ Certified Modular PSU
Corsair Hydro H60 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooling System
2x 500gb sata HDD's
1x Asus DVD/CD/RW burner
6x 120mm constant velocity 80cfm fans
NZXT Source 210 Mid Tower ATX Case

Why yes, I WILL be adding a SSD or two smile.gif

Let the overclocking fun begin !!!
Edited by KonaJoe - 4/11/12 at 3:36pm
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Asus VG248QE 24" 144htz Gaming monitor Raidmax RX-1000AE 80+ Gold Certified Modular PSU NZXT Source 210 ATX Midtower white/black trim Sony 7.1 Home Theather system 
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post #32 of 37
as long as you could get the heatsinks reseated properly a switch to arctic silver 5 would probably lower temps a good 5 degrees c. just remember which card goes into the top and which goes into the bottom and you should be good.
 
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post #33 of 37
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Just so happens, I have a tube of Artic Silver 5 lying around,.....

will put it to good use.
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post #34 of 37
thumb.gif nice!
 
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post #35 of 37
I'm impressed with that $40 case. It looks really nice.
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post #36 of 37
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Thanks, err,... Thank NZXT for designing an incredibly versatile and roomy case that comes with a 120mm fan and all the front panel wiring in place. And thank them also for making it incredibly affordable too !

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146076

The only thing that says it's a 40 dollar case are the plastic "feet". They can make the case noisy if its sitting on a hard surface - rubber stick-on chair pads are working well for this purpose.
Edited by KonaJoe - 4/11/12 at 6:23pm
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CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Corsair H60 Liquid Cooling System 3 - 120mm Case fans 3 - 140mm Case Fans Win 7/64 Home Edition 
MonitorPowerCaseAudio
Asus VG248QE 24" 144htz Gaming monitor Raidmax RX-1000AE 80+ Gold Certified Modular PSU NZXT Source 210 ATX Midtower white/black trim Sony 7.1 Home Theather system 
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post #37 of 37
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New stuff just arrived from Newegg for this build ! (YIPEE)

1 Crucial M4 128gb Sata3 SSD
1 NZXT Sentry-2 touchscreen fan controller
3 140mm fans (red fan/ black body to match the CHVand the other 120mms) - gonna move the 2 top 120mm fans down to in front of the drives, move the side panel 120mm fan down to the bottom of the case, and fill the resultant fan voids with the 140mm's.

I'll post a pic in a couple of days maybe - I've yet to really delve into overclocking this build, and given its current list of ingredients, I'm hoping for a stable OC somewhere's between 4.1 - 4.3 Ghz.
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CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Corsair H60 Liquid Cooling System 3 - 120mm Case fans 3 - 140mm Case Fans Win 7/64 Home Edition 
MonitorPowerCaseAudio
Asus VG248QE 24" 144htz Gaming monitor Raidmax RX-1000AE 80+ Gold Certified Modular PSU NZXT Source 210 ATX Midtower white/black trim Sony 7.1 Home Theather system 
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G.Skill Ripjaws Crucial M4 128gb Sata3/6gbps SSD WD Caviar 500gb 7200rpm Sata2 HDD Asus DVRW  
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
Corsair H60 Liquid Cooling System 3 - 120mm Case fans 3 - 140mm Case Fans Win 7/64 Home Edition 
MonitorPowerCaseAudio
Asus VG248QE 24" 144htz Gaming monitor Raidmax RX-1000AE 80+ Gold Certified Modular PSU NZXT Source 210 ATX Midtower white/black trim Sony 7.1 Home Theather system 
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