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post #11 of 23
Hes running 5.4Ghz on air? ***? Or is this another friend running on water.

Sounds like fun though biggrin.gif
Kinda makes me wish I bought sandybridge instead of my IB 3570k, keep hearing the older chips OC'd better.
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post #12 of 23
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PandaSPUR View Post

Hes running 5.4Ghz on air? ***? Or is this another friend running on water.
Sounds like fun though biggrin.gif
Kinda makes me wish I bought sandybridge instead of my IB 3570k, keep hearing the older chips OC'd better.

Nononon lol biggrin.gif I just asked him to test how high OC he can get to boot into Windows, so I know if it is worth it to trade my chip for his smile.gif

And it obviously is! He would get exactly same clocks as he runs currently with mine without issues and I would get a hell of a lot more out of his CPU under water smile.gif
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post #13 of 23
Just bear in mind that it doesn't necessarily mean that his chip is THAT much better than yours, just because it can boot into Windows. There's still a chance that they're about the same when it comes to stability during load. 40€ + your 2500k, I wouldn't personally give that much money for that redface.gif
 
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post #14 of 23
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Quote:
Originally Posted by OkanG View Post

Just bear in mind that it doesn't necessarily mean that his chip is THAT much better than yours, just because it can boot into Windows. There's still a chance that they're about the same when it comes to stability during load. 40€ + your 2500k, I wouldn't personally give that much money for that redface.gif

He runs 5GHz with 1.36V and I need 1.46V for 5GHz tongue.gif

Worth the 40€ to me totaly!
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post #15 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stige View Post

He runs 5GHz with 1.36V and I need 1.46V for 5GHz tongue.gif
Worth the 40€ to me totaly!

Oh yeah okay. biggrin.gif
 
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post #16 of 23
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Started the project a little bit, might be a getting a huge old server case today/tomorrow, if not I will build a new case around the motherboard basis I got from my current Sonata III, it is perfect for building a case around it as you have the quick-fit harddrive/dvd slots, the motherboard fitting and the backpanel, all you need basicly.

Few pics:




EDIT: And I just found the case for the whole project:

Edited by Stige - 1/12/13 at 8:56am
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post #17 of 23
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Did the wiring for the Power/HDD Leds and Reset/Power Switches.


Now I just got the problem of where to fit the 360 Radiator...



Red is the PSU, Blue is Motherboard.

Top of the case is basicly a no as it is split in two and the side case won't stay put if I fit the Rad on there and then the PSU won't fit there either.

Right now the only choice I seem to have is by expanding the case itself like 100mm downwards from the bottom, this would allow me to fit the PSU down there and then go on with somehow fitting the radiator on the top of the case.

Doing that would also give the GFX a lot more breathing room as the motherboard currently goes all the way down and that leaves around 1cm between the bottom of the case and by second GFX.

No matter what I decide on, expanding the case 10cm down is propably still must so the GPUs won't have to sit in their own heat at the bottom like they did in my Sonata III.

EDIT: Pic from the top of the case, the side that opens basicly goes under the second side and it is locked on the bottom of the case

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post #18 of 23
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Got my awesome stuff today and started working on the case, few pics below.
Building the system itself shortly today and hoping to finish off the case tomorrow (not including painting it yet)





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post #19 of 23
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Getitng same or higher temps with Prime right now as I did on air >.<<br />
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pgdeaner View Post

I got started watercooling because of the noise. My 7970 running three monitors and playing guild wars 2 was buzzing so loud I could not hear myself think. It was not uncommon to see the GPU temps at 80C. My new rig runs quiet as a mouse, idles around 32C, and runs about 36-40C with the CPU/Memory/Videocard mildly overclocked and running games. It's worth it to save your hearing. thumb.gif

You dont fool me. You are insane and beyond salvation just like the rest of us.
Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go explain to the girlfriend that spending 200$ on two rads was a great investment worth every penny.

biggrin.gif
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