So many pages since I went to bed, need an assistant to keep up on the reading & condense notes...
Originally Posted by feniks
LOL, I know this sound, happened to two of my former older Thermaltake 1000W modular PSUs (W0132RU) ... it does sound like a gunshot LOL!
Sadly, I ve read enough about Corsair PSUs going haywire in recent months (I know the scale effect and fact that people mostly complain in troubleshooting forums) ... personally if my current PSU starts causing any trouble, I go with Seasonic next and nothing else.
I haven't had many issues with corsair, my first corsair psu (hx1000) is still kicking years later. has degraded a bit (can barely hold 1000w load spike), & had to chop off the 24 pin atx & solder in a new one when the original one failed (wires starting to wear from being moved too many times).
Originally Posted by ivanlabrie
I would go as far as running stock for daily use and pumping up the clocks if needed for benching or a VERY demanding game...Stock on these Ivy chips is good enough for 90% of the things we do.
Now, if you got a spare chip, the sky is the limit
Being without your rig can get hard at times
Seasonic might be the smart thing to do, but Corsair does have a good customer support...Actually I would use whatever psu that had decent customer support and good price, whilst being tested as good by guys like Bobnova at OCF or JohnnyGuru/Oklahoma Wolf.
I do this, when running a 24/7 rig it is just mildly overclocked, gpus I don't overclock unless benching. I can run high overclocks, but don't really need it for daily stuff, more just for fun.
Originally Posted by Joa3d43
- I just started to look at Peltiers online, and it was a bit fishy that I seem to need s.th. like 500+ extra watts to make it work at the temps I was looking for, but I id not know enough about Peltiers
- Well, I better don't start mentioning 'oil-cooled' solutions, i.e. submerged in an aquarium of mineral oil...on the one hand, it has a fundamental advantage in that it gets to EVERYTHING on the board, PSU etc. On the other, I have actually seen it done and it involved prepping with a lot of silicon spray everywhere, and once it was filled, one pretty much had no options to exchange anything within reason
- That leaves the little ($90) Igloo mini-fridge idea, i.e run a switchable T-valve on the custom water loop to a 3/8th copper pipe coil and cooling fins inside the mini fridge, then back to the main rig. I have an extra Igloo fridge like that, and it even has a mini freezer on top that really will freeze a steak...
Mini fridges aren't very good, those die easily just trying to keep beer cold. Full size fridges are better, but not made to handle any heatload.
I do have a tec cooled water chiller here, eats about 250w to get water about 5° under ambient. Under heavy load, doesn't take long to run like a regular (good) water loop.
Originally Posted by Airrick10
I've been thinking about delidding but I get nervous about the static electricity messing my chip. Will it be safe to use medical latex gloves while delidding?
I've never worn anything for static prevention, just ground yourself frequently. Changing hardware all the time & never had any issues with static charge.
I do feel out of place with case talk. I always just use the case that comes with the motherboard, can't beat the airflow.
Originally Posted by dmanstasiu
It's worth it if you want to change your chip.
people say that delidding isn't worth it, new TIM isn't worth it, lapping isn't worth it ... because they each only add 4-5 (Cept TIM change on Die)
But when you delid, change TIM on die, add CLP on IHS, and lap everything, you could be looking at a 30-35ºC drop.
I would definitely lap if you're on the pursuit of performance. Use Coollaboratory Ultra on the die, lap the IHS ... Then cooling can push you even further. Upgrading to a high-performance air heatsink, a watercooling AIO loop, to a custom water loop, to a phase change unit ...
You could end up running 5.5GHz at 24/7 at 0ºC if you're adventurous enough. The sky is [nearly] the limit
You're on the right track!
Remembered to hook up the wattmeter to the cascade today, 1150w max to start up, runs with 850 - 925w so far just browsing ocn. Only at 5.4Ghz though, 5.5 is easy for bench stable but not easy to get stable stable, IBT never wants to keep going after loop 6..