Finished polishing with a 2000 grain this afternoon.. still don't see much performance gain. I couldn't get it to a mirror-like surface, it mirror some but not quite like I expected
maybe that's why ? I thought 2000 was enough for mirror maybe its more like 5000 lol
Near 1 hour prime95 66.9 current, max 67.9, like what the hell ? I was expecting to be back on my 4.7(or even pushing it further to 4.8+ !!) after this but guess I'll be stuck on 4.5
. ambiant =24°
Getting a r9 290x wasn't the best idea I guess.. even though I read the windforce is the best one for shielding heat from the CPU..
And yea I also thought the D14 would get me to 4.8.. forget it lol. 4.7 is reaaally the limit, at least for me, I have a crappy case though so maybe with a good airflow case..which I been thinking to upgrade, but I don't know.. almost tempted to build my own case to be honest !
I'll check how hot it gets while playing GTA V..
Oh and I have a fan on the socket, but none on the VRM.. that would be nice but I got a D14 with 3 fans on so that leaves little to no space for a VRM fan.. and bear in mind my back exhaust fan is located outside
Also I see you guys talking about CPU LLC, mine is on high, I couldn't get stable near 4.7 without it, and i tryed with 1.55v even (lol) with high I need alot less voltage.. I'd be curious to try ultra see how the temperature reacts (with less voltage)Edited by StrongForce - 5/10/15 at 1:04pm