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Poll Results: Which CPU shoudl I Freeze First?

 
  • 1% (1)
    P4 2.4 (SL)
  • 0% (0)
    P4 2.4 (EO)
  • 9% (5)
    25X multi P4 2.5 mobile
  • 3% (2)
    P4 3.0e (EO)
  • 12% (7)
    D805
  • 5% (3)
    D820
  • 1% (1)
    Clawhammer 3200+ s754
  • 9% (5)
    Opty 155
  • 11% (6)
    X23800+
  • 44% (24)
    FX57
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post #21 of 34
CyberD, I would test out a less-than-good CPU on your first bout with phase change, just so if you do screw up with insulation or any such things, (I'm not saying you will, but just in case ) you won't miss the CPU and/or motherboard.
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post #22 of 34
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Good Plan!
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post #23 of 34
I would do an Intel. The AMDs are going to preform better, but the intels are 65nm so you'll be able to get much higher speeds (plus they start out higher)
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post #24 of 34
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I think I will freeze a P4 just to get used to the setup and then permanently setup the FX57 in a kind of elaborate SLI cooling loop. As long as I can get -30C I will be getting superconductivity from the chip(s). Not sure if an Uber-Chiller with the phase can sustain that--but there is only one way to find out...
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post #25 of 34
x25 northy...DO IT
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post #26 of 34
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Yeah that should fly.

Was getting set to put some cooling together when I found that the GPU WBs I got were completely shot--porosity and serious electrolysis has destroyed them...so that kind of set me back--I was gonna set up the Chilly1 as a uber chiller--but now I guess I will just wait till the backplate arrives and mount it directly...
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post #27 of 34
Decisions, decisions , decisions....Hope you have fun with it......
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post #28 of 34
the 3800+ is just an opty with half the cache...why not that? lol
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post #29 of 34
i wouldnt bother with anything but the fx since most of the amd's or atleast alot of them are cold bugged except for the fx series which actually like it
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post #30 of 34
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Well I have the custom case built and the Chilly1 installed into the case. I fitted all the other gear as well and am currently posting off the "new rig" that awaits a deep freeze. It took about 6 hours to fab everything tonight but a little longer to mess around with the cables and lights. Trying out red CCL for the first time--kinda like it.

I have high hopes for the FX57--on air I am pulling 2752 apparently stable (just have not stressed it yet) and capable of slicing off a 5751 on 3DMark06 with the aircooled 7800GTs in SLI on the Asus A6NSLI Deluxe. I am running RAID0 on a pair of Seagate SATA 300 160GB 8MB Cache HDDs. Very happy with the new case--although it is a bit large. Very quiet--I have not had the Phase Unit powered up yet so I don't know if it will be loud or not.
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