Originally Posted by ohhgourami
Originally Posted by Belial
Really? I think LEDs really go a long way, even white LED looks pretty sweet imo. Pictures really dont do them justice, in real life the case's LED looks way better than in the pic. I've never seen any pic do an LED justice.
Neat build though, where'd you get the bracket? What exactly is your build?
Also, how'd strapping 2x120mm fans do for your 670 OC? When I put 2x120mm Coolermaster sickleflows 1800RPM 100% on my sapphire 7950, compared to the stock 2x90mm 3.6k RPM fans 100%, I actually increased temps by a good 15C+. I think most of the CFM was lost by overhang, and that 1800RPM just wasn't fast enough, and that sickleflows have terrible static pressure (they are amongst the best fans for open air at that level of rpm, cfm, etc, but horrible static pressure).
I just think LEDs in a case is gaudy. It's very much like a "ricered" up Civic with an obnoxiously loud exhaust at 1000rpm. I've seen some setups that do a nice job, but I can't stand the glare if it were in my setup.
That bracket comes with my test bench, Lian Li T60. I decided I didn't need a case with any enclosed sides to allow better airflow, therefore, lower temps at lower fan rpms. This is a "silence" build using the complete opposite mentality of the current status quo (trap sound as much as possible). So far, I think it works better. Plus, I couldn't find a "traditional" case with the layout I wanted while taking up a small footprint to stack on my audio gear.
I didn't even bother with strapping fan on the stock Windforce heatsink. I swapped it out for a Prolimatech MK-26 (notice how the gpu takes up 4 slots?) and drop my temps all around by ~30C (29C idle, ~50C load). The sound improvement is so drastic too.
Very happy with my setup. Now if only I can get the most out of my OC while keeping temps "low".
There's no glare, and you can always reduce the brightness (most LEDs, like NZXT, has a controller, but you can just run it on 7v or 5v).
Have you seen a case LED in person? Pictures really don't do lighting justice... they look way better in person.
Ah, so it's not the 120mm fans dropping temps, it's your mk-26. I've seen it before like once or twice, didnt recognize it by pic or name, i didn't realize it was that huge. I always thought it was just the same as any aftermarket vga heatsink (like that comes with the non-reference cards), like 'why would you buy such a piece of junk'. Wow...
How is it a 6+1 phase when there are 12 phases?
Is it a phase doubler that is being used to essentially make it a 10+2 phase system but 2 phases are working together thus making it a more powerful 6+1 phase system?
Because the other 6 phases are on the VTT/IMC/IGPU, things that don't really get hot. We care about the CPU VRM, not those VRMs... I believe I stated it's a 6+1+6 already, but yea, 6+1 on the core voltage regulator.
So like the UD3H, it's not an 8 phase board. It's well known as a 4+1, or 4+1+4.
However there are, yes, things like phase doublers and linkers that make something like a 12 phase act more like a 6 phase. I don't quite understand them too well. I believe it's that doubler are a good thing, but the z77 extreme4 was bad because it didn't use doublers, it just straight linked them... and somehow that's bad.... i guess. not as efficient or something.
Like the z77 gigabyte sniper KiLLeR DeATH board or whatever it was, the '32 phase' board, it wasn't actually 32 phase, no board has 32 phases, that's absurd. It was a 16 phase (which is still absurd), but used doublers.
you will be clamping them heatsinks in a hard-beat once you push Hasweel around 5.0 and high RAM frequency ,I already have fan blowing on them..especially mainstream boards
As I state in the OP, just take the sinks off your VTT/IMC/iGPU VRM so you dont risk an increase of 1-2*C on your core regulator. And as I understand, haswell the chip gets way hotter before your VRM anyways (who is running 5ghz on haswell besides the guy using a single stage loop?).