Build Day 2
I was tinkering around with UEFI and I can't believe how much things have improved over BIOS. I mean, you can update the "BIOS" via the internet from within the "BIOS"! Other cool features I found is a "Dehumidifier" function (no idea how that works but might prove useful considering this is a watercooled rig
) and a "sleep mode" that kills all LEDs when the computer is sleeping.
I haven't updated in a while because I was busy moving to a new apartment but now that things are mostly set up I have decided it's time to put together my loop! While tinkering with the 4770K I managed to get it up to 4.7GHz on stock cooler with minimal effort (although it clocked down to around 4.4 GHz due to thermal throttling when stressed). Surprised I was able to clock it so high on the stock cooler, I can't wait to see what I can do under water
First off, I filed down the metal separators in the 5 1/4" bays so that the Reservoir/Pump would fit in snuggly as follows:
Here it is with the XSPC face plate:
Since I forgot to order 2 extra compression fittings for the top radiator I will only be using the large front radiator until I get my GPUs (next Radeon series has been push to October...
). I'm surprised how easy to set all of this up considering this is my first watercooled computer.
Time for 24 hour leak test
. Set this up before going to bed and it didn't leak overnight. I just noticed the computer powering the pump doesn't have a heatsink on... XD oh well... (it's an old Sempron)
If everything is good once I come back from work I'll be slapping it on the 4770K and see how far it'll clock. Is 5.0 GHz a realistic goal?