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i think xxbassplayerxx means this
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Yup!
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kinda looks like the pastel pink is separating from DI H20
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Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rdz View Post

Epic build is epic.
Awesome job on this man. Only wish it would be lime green instead of pink, I would be in love forever then tongue.gif.

Thanks man!

Quote:
Originally Posted by prathik7 View Post


i think xxbassplayerxx means this

The pink stains the tubing (oh and carpet). That is the fill tube and it was not full when I took the picture.
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That makes sense!
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Ok, I spend most of Sat working on OCing and testing the effectiveness of different pump speeds and fan speeds.

In the end I settled on a 4.8Ghz overclock at 1.4 vcore using offset mode. I could get higher but only above 1.4 vcore and I didn't want to run at that level for a 24/7 OC.

Here's some pictures.

Also, this pretty much wraps up my build log, thanks to everyone for the comments and suggestions along the way. If you have any follow-up questions feel free to post them or send me a message.



Test of Idle with max pumps and fans.




Idle with fans and pumps at 30%, only real change is slightly higher deltaT.




Here I am at all the optimized defaults at load, equates to a 35 multiplier at 1.2 vcore with 30% fans and pumps.




Same configuration with fans moved to 75%, obvious improvement on delta T but no appreciable change in overall cooling.




Same configuration now with fans back to 30% and pumps at 60%, no appreciable change in temps compared to 30% fans and pumps.




Same configuration with fans at 75% and pumps at 60%, very minor change in cooling.




Here I bumped the multiplier to 44 and vcore to 1.376, pumps and fans at max.




At 30% the system got about 10% hotter, overall not that bad.




Next I moved to my final OC of 4.8GHz and 1.4 vcore using offset mode, fans and pumps at 40% each, which will be my 24/7 levels. Overall very happy with the cooling.




For grins I pushed pumps to max but no significant change in cooling.




Then I put pumps back to 40% and upped fans, and it made a few degree difference. Also the ambient being a bit lower when I did this test also helped but overall it looks like a 5% improvement.

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Pumps seem to make things worse on high power, but the fans help a lot. Also that aqua suite seems like the best software I have ever seen. drool.gif

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So it's not just me then! Flow is overrated - I keep telling everyone.

Congrats on a top build. Enjoy.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BorisTheSpider View Post

So it's not just me then! Flow is overrated - I keep telling everyone.
Congrats on a top build. Enjoy.

Certainly in a large system like this flow doesn't seem to make a difference. It would be good to compare with a smaller build that had less cooling surface area.


New topic: I forgot to mention that I loaded the GPUs and CPUs for the 4.8 test by folding, I wanted to put the most overall heat in the loop and folding is pretty tough on the system. For the previous tests I used Prime95 and Heaven on GPU1 for heat load.
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Quote:
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Certainly in a large system like this flow doesn't seem to make a difference. It would be good to compare with a smaller build that had less cooling surface area.
New topic: I forgot to mention that I loaded the GPUs and CPUs for the 4.8 test by folding, I wanted to put the most overall heat in the loop and folding is pretty tough on the system. For the previous tests I used Prime95 and Heaven on GPU1 for heat load.


Folding isn't as intensive heatwise. I can fold at ~60C I think the same load under IBT brings me to ~70C, but I haven't tested in a while. You should try IBT and furmark.

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