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post #11 of 85
-sigh-

I do miss the black boxes sad-smiley-002.gif

Funny how they scrimp out on the heatsync lol but still maintain the high cost tongue.gif




For those curious are there any specific benchmarks that are favorable when testing the 2? Making of list of what to run in the meantime.
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I went from a 990x to a 3930k and I thought the performance was completely worth it..

Sold the old stuff at a great price and it basically cost very little to upgrade.
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post #13 of 85
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-sigh-

I do miss the black boxes sad-smiley-002.gif

Funny how they scrimp out on the heatsync lol but still maintain the high cost tongue.gif




For those curious are there any specific benchmarks that are favorable when testing the 2? Making of list of what to run in the meantime.

Cinebench r15, x264 (x264 benchmark 5.0.1 easy to use but not strictly "best" as it's not using most recent encoder, but should be accurate enough for comparing those cpu's as no avx2)
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I just did an upgrade from a 4.0 920 to a stock i5 4670 and its faster in every test (except the ones which measure all cores lol), system responds more quicker, it has way better energy management, and doesnt heat up the whole case with 150w+ consumption.. 35C idle and under 70 load, with the tiny boxed cooler, in silence!
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I went from a 990x to a 3930k and I thought the performance was completely worth it..

Sold the old stuff at a great price and it basically cost very little to upgrade.

Oooh how much were you able to nab for the 990x? The 980x isn't more than a 5% difference so I'd guess they'd go for nearly the same.
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Cinebench r15, x264 (x264 benchmark 5.0.1 easy to use but not strictly "best" as it's not using most recent encoder, but should be accurate enough for comparing those cpu's as no avx2)

Appreciate it biggrin.gif
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Oooh how much were you able to nab for the 990x? The 980x isn't more than a 5% difference so I'd guess they'd go for nearly the same.

Well sold the 990x for $550 which is actually rather cheap since they can go for around $600 still on ebay. I just wanted to sell it quick and be done with it biggrin.gif

I also got a great deal on my 3930k for only $450 new and sealed back when they were selling for $650 retail.

Ended up getting one of the left over 3930k that Intel sends to Digital Storm to do their testing with.. randomly met the guy who was one of the original people at Digital Storm who was trying to sell it quick through Craigslist.. I think Intel was trying to send them choice CPU's because the one I got clocks extremely well at lower volts than most and at excellent temps! Lucky me I guess thumb.gif
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Have you lapped the thermal conductor? I did when I seen the i 970 run at the same idle temps as my 920.. I wouldn't of gave it a second thought but seeing the 970 is on 32nm tech it should of ran cooler. I lapped it and seen an 8* drop on all the cores.. This was with a TRUE 120 Extreme, Black

How do I lap it? Never even heard of that, lol.

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well have you looked at the size of a Pea? it is rather large so that size would be too much paste.
I apply the paste at the size of a grain of Rice on the center of my 970 6 core and have never had temps higher than 62c on air full load.

Hmm, maybe I did use too much. I'll get a tube and try a smaller dose (borrowed my brothers tube today but he needed it back).
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How do I lap it? Never even heard of that, lol.

Well I don't' want to tell anyone how to lap it because everyone does it their own way, but I will tell you how I lapped mine.

Things needed:
Flat surface - e.g. a mirror or a piece of glass
Some type of tape to hold the sandpaper in place
Sandpaper - people say not to use anything grittier than 400 grain.. i started out with 200 which is contrary.. And actually I ended with 200.


Tape down the ends of the sandpaper to the flat surface. Grab the thermal conductor. Try to hold it as flat as possible while swiping it on the paper to avoid making uneven edges. Make straight line swipes back n forth on the paper. Rotate the conductor 90* or 1/4. Proceed to run the conductor across the paper. Keep doing this until you've done all sides.

BEFORE you do this take a look at the bottom of the heat-sink and see if it looks to have a bow or is con-caved. I was surprised to find one on mine but it was a relief because it explained my 45*c core reading while my 970 was idle.

Lapping the CPU, and HS will void their warranty.
     
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wait for skylake (2015) or buy haswell e in 2014 both will use DDR4
  
  
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wait for skylake (2015) or buy haswell e in 2014 both will use DDR4

What's the best guess on when in 2014 Haswell-E will arrive?
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