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i say aim to keep all the test inaudible

Once i upgrade my HTPC, it will become a BOINC rig, which will have GPU's and wil be full of fans, and will be stashed away in a closet, so noise is a non-issue for me.

I do agree quietness is nice to have (my eight GT-2150's are less noisy than my Panaflos) but it's not key for everyone biggrin.gif
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LOL biggrin.gif

I want to see the full spectrum from min to max with the kit fans. While I haven't worked out the details, I hope I can figure out a way to compare core temp relative to noise level while installed in the case, this way the entire package including the fans and pumps are included and I would include video of that so you could listen for yourselves too.

After that, the doors are open.
I have several Delta AFB1212HE 38mm fans that actually undervolt really well and I could probably do a 600-1800-3000RPM look with those fans. I also have GT15s I could use, or I could use the Helix fans on all of them or..lots of options. Fans are a pretty easy upgrade, so it's well worth exploring that.

I might break it down into individual part comparisons as well depending to help identify the strong and weak points of the kits and system.

Beyond that, I'm not sure, but I'll probably at least be doing some sort of flow rate and likely some sort of pump PQ curve testing. Granted the pump and block are often combined, but you can still do the same sort of pump test to measure what sort of pumping power remains outside of the pump/block, or outside of the system. All it takes is placing the pressure measuring fittings in like scenarios.thumb.gif

Good to hear, looking forward to that biggrin.gif
   
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im calling random people over the phone ... yelling to them "why i dont have the H220 on my desk ,you ruin my weekend!!!!!!"

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its not released yet is it?
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high end Air coolers beat even single rad AIOs like the H80...

I would agree with this when the ambients are 25*C and below, I live in a country where ambient temperatures are 27-30*C and the high end air can't keep up with the AIO like an H80i. At least from my experience that's what happened.

jprovido one of our OCN members here can attest to this, he had a Noctua NH-D14 and his H80 / H100 performed better specially when ambient temps were higher.
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high end Air coolers beat even single rad AIOs like the H80...

I would agree with this when the ambients are 25*C and below, I live in a country where ambient temperatures are 27-30*C and the high end air can't keep up with the AIO like an H80i. At least from my experience that's what happened.

jprovido one of our OCN members here can attest to this, he had a Noctua NH-D14 and his H80 / H100 performed better specially when ambient temps were higher.

I agree. I tested a friend's D14 against my H70 on a 2500k @ 4.8 GHz, with 33c ambient temps. The H70 beat the D14 by like 3-4 degrees, and that's with stock fans. With the D14 fans it was like a 6-8c difference.
   
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I'm eagerly waiting for the results. Any idea on when martin will be done? redface.gif
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I would agree with this when the ambients are 25*C and below, I live in a country where ambient temperatures are 27-30*C and the high end air can't keep up with the AIO like an H80i. At least from my experience that's what happened.

jprovido one of our OCN members here can attest to this, he had a Noctua NH-D14 and his H80 / H100 performed better specially when ambient temps were higher.



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I agree. I tested a friend's D14 against my H70 on a 2500k @ 4.8 GHz, with 33c ambient temps. The H70 beat the D14 by like 3-4 degrees, and that's with stock fans. With the D14 fans it was like a 6-8c difference.


id believe this...
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I'm eagerly waiting for the results. Any idea on when martin will be done? redface.gif

I should have time to start testing and reporting bits and pieces next weekend. Out of town now, but hope to do my last pump test Monday and switch over to the kit testing. Rather than hold onto everything, I plan to test and update as work is done so I can get feedback and adjust the test method as I go. Not sure how many or how far I will take the testing so I can't give you a completion date. I am also in the processes of moving March 1st so there will be some down time.

I plan to do at least three mounts possibly five depending on consistency found in the first three and at least three fan speeds so thats about 15 hours of logging temps per stock kit testing. Modified testing will be on top of that so it's a good chunk of work. I would hope I have at least three stock kit tests to compare by March then do the mod testing after.

If you have ideas or preferences in the testing you want to see first, let me know. That's what I am looking for in this thread.
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I'm heavily interested in the Swiftech H220 and XSPC Raystorm 750 / RS240 kits. Might give my HTPC loop to my dad so i need another high performance loop as i'll be adding 2 GPU's into that rig.

Also, as a BTTW test, you could use some high-speed, high-pressure 38mm fans for those that do not really mind about noise.
Get some 38mm HS panaflo's.. thumb.gif
    
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I would agree with this when the ambients are 25*C and below, I live in a country where ambient temperatures are 27-30*C and the high end air can't keep up with the AIO like an H80i. At least from my experience that's what happened.

jprovido one of our OCN members here can attest to this, he had a Noctua NH-D14 and his H80 / H100 performed better specially when ambient temps were higher.


Hmmmmm... Guess meh mega must be special. Because I have yet to see any of the AIO coolers out cool it..

Doh! Sorry for the double post....
    
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