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Poll Results: Which block will win?

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  • 1% (3)
    Alphacool NexXxos XP3
  • 0% (2)
    Bitspower Summit HF
  • 1% (5)
    Danger Den M6
  • 2% (6)
    DT 5Noz
  • 7% (20)
    DT Sniper
  • 10% (26)
    EK Supreme HF Rev 4 (Full Nickel)
  • 17% (46)
    EK Supremacy (Nicekl/Plexi)
  • 8% (22)
    Koolance CPU-370 Rev 1.1
  • 1% (5)
    MIPS IceForce HF
  • 11% (29)
    Swiftech Apogee HD
  • 0% (1)
    Phobya UC1-LT
  • 6% (16)
    Watercool Heatkiller 3.0
  • 1% (3)
    XSPC Rasa
  • 13% (35)
    XSPC Raystorm
  • 14% (37)
    XSPC Raystorm Full Copper
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post #331 of 603
Quote:
Originally Posted by superericla View Post

As long as the area around the CPU is drained removal will be pretty simple.

Yup, I was thinking one of the things our two systems have in common is a horizontal mobo which might be a small disadvantage in this case. Seems like with a vertical mobo, a partial drain and a slight tip of the case would do fine.

I guess the overall point is this particular block removes the mystery of TIM spread so pulling it would be much less frequent.

EDIT: can you tell I'm *this* close to ordering one... biggrin.gif
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Yup, I was thinking one of the things our two systems have in common is a horizontal mobo which might be a small disadvantage in this case. Seems like with a vertical mobo, a partial drain and a slight tip of the case would do fine.
I guess the overall point is this particular block removes the mystery of TIM spread so pulling it would be much less frequent.
EDIT: can you tell I'm *this* close to ordering one... biggrin.gif
I'm also liking this block because supposedly the 2011 socket is staying around for quite a while longer which means it will be compatible for upgrades to come. It's still simple to drain with a horizontal motherboard by tipping the case on its side. biggrin.gif
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I think I'm still going to wait until stren releases his findings. I have this strange spread in coretemps on my 3930k. During prime core #3 will be a 59-62 and core #5 will be at 75-76 with the others at ~64. I can only think of two possibilities, bad sensors or an uneven IHS. A direct block would rule that second possibility out once and for all.
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I have that problem as well.
post #335 of 603
Try any other cooler on it and see what the spread is. I've seen processors with a regular spread nearly independent of cooling solution.

For example on my 3570k one core runs a steady 6C hotter under load than the other cores regardless of stock heatsink or water block. Maybe if it ran the same as the others I would have a higher stable overclock?
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Try any other cooler on it and see what the spread is. I've seen processors with a regular spread nearly independent of cooling solution.
For example on my 3570k one core runs a steady 6C hotter under load than the other cores regardless of stock heatsink or water block. Maybe if it ran the same as the others I would have a higher stable overclock?

If I get the DT Direct, it will by my fourth. rolleyes.gif But you do make a good point, it's probably just my chip and another block won't change it.

Raystorm, Apogee HD, Bitspower EF in that order.

Also going to be interesting to see how stren makes out with mounting it in the first place. The DT site says the block is only certified to work on Foxconn sockets, while his RIVE uses a Lotes socket. I doubt there will be an issue, but u never know.
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I would have to agree, the hottest core on my 3770k is 8-10 C higher than the coolest core no matter what type of cooler, (HSF or H2O), or how many times I remount them.
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Yeah I think that's how some people achieve those golden low voltage overclocks. Not only have they provided optimal conditions - but they have also won the silicon lottery with each core nearly perfect.

My 3570k is not a great chip - but still has won the lottery in one aspect. Even thought it's not stable over 4.8 GHZ it can handle 1.5Vcore+ without breaking 90C on "fake" water cooling. H100 variant (thermaltake 2.0 extreme)

It only seems unusual to me because I have heard the Ivy doesn't respond to voltage well, but this one can take a ton without too much fuss.
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I think I'm still going to wait until stren releases his findings. I have this strange spread in coretemps on my 3930k. During prime core #3 will be a 59-62 and core #5 will be at 75-76 with the others at ~64. I can only think of two possibilities, bad sensors or an uneven IHS. A direct block would rule that second possibility out once and for all.

My i7 970 has the exact same spread of core temperatures regardless of the block I test, including the Direct-1366. I think it's inherent offset in the temperature sensors.

Superericla has used the Direct-2011 on a Lotes socket, hasn't reported any issues. Stren will test on a Lotes as well, once I have enough successful users, I'll call Lotes compatible as well and remove that warning.
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H100 variant (thermaltake 2.0 extreme).

Sorry to butt in, but the TT WATER2.0 extreme is manufactured by Asetek, who make the Antec Kuhler 620/920 units. Corsairs Hxx series are made by CoolIT. They're similar products but not "variants" of each other.
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