Originally Posted by Sadmoto
Well here is the room I'm working with, it is a very tight fit with an 80mm and all the areas I could think of zip tieing are all very awkward.
and heres one to show how much room the fan has
wont this extra fan cause an airflow clash? or moreso of?
I have the 2 fans in the front as intake, 3 fans around the CPU in the case as exhaust, the fan on the cpu sink pushing up to the two 120mm, but I also have a 200mm side fan that is an exhuast which sits over the GPU and that area.
I tried side fan as intake but that gave higher temps on cpu and gpu.
@mina: I can see not having all cores under load would increase stability and lower the volts needed,
I try to get the OC speed I want on all cores at the same time.
seems like a loophole in certain aspects.
I could turn APM back on so not all my cores will read 4.5 when under load, it'll fluctuate , but its "prime stable" at that speed.
this also lowers ingame performance if those cores are being used, I saw big fps drops when playing bf4 with this clock fluctuating.
Im not saying that its useful to do so, it saves power, less stress on the CPU, but I know for at least my own OCing, I wanna see all 8 cores going, not 2 cores at 4.5 and the rest at 2.6, and then go say "yea!!! I got 4.5 stable OC on crazy low volts"
Don't take this as an insult or an attack, just giving my 2cents