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Guess you are right, that may be one frame one time. I will try 1.5 as the average is still over 60fps and see, and if not butter smooth, stick with 1.4!
 
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If you don't mind the performance degradation it's good but i think there would be notable change between 1.2/1.25/1.33 res scale, and 1.5
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I'm also happy to report that the good people at EVGA will provide me with the EAR plan (cross-shipping service) even though technically I did not apply for it within 30 days of purchase (required an extra fee). Since I'm in Canada, they will cross-ship the new PSU and charge my credit card, however will refund once they get the original PSU! Oh, they will also be paying for shipping both ways!!!

I have always received great customer service with EVGA and I'm glad you did too wink.gif
Build is looking great and your temp decrease is very nice- nice work!
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Thanks bob808, lots of exciting work went into this computer, looking back, I can't believe how much!

On subsequent e-mails, EVGA informed that they would charge the credit card only if they didn't received my defective GPU within 14 days, so they were even nicer about it.

I finally got around to some extended BF4 64 multiplayer sessions today (approximately 2 hours). Ambient room and water temps were 20C and at peek water temp hit 36.6C. Again internal case temp fluctuated between 31-32C.

Here is the end result of the extended BF4 play;

 
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Ambient room and water temps were 20C and at peek water temp hit 36.6C. Again internal case temp fluctuated between 31-32C.

case temp 11-12c above ambient is quite hot, i wonder if it's affecting your water deltas at that point - tried running with case side off to see if it makes a difference?

I mean, if you're not intaking from top, then like over half of your rad area is being used to blow 30c air instead of 20c air
Edited by Cyro999 - 4/20/14 at 1:18pm
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If you remember, originally, I had the top and front rad fans as exhaust and the case use to reach 33-34C and would have probably got higher but at that point the computer would crash.

Now with those fans as intakes the case stays at around 31-32C. Now to be fair, I did not bother with all the NZXT sensors, as they are all bunched up next to the front rad, so that may be affecting things. The reading is really useful as an initial ambient measurement.

I will take one of those sensors and place in middle of case. I will also try with side case off to see if that makes a difference and report back my findings.
 
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If you remember, originally, I had the top and front rad fans as exhaust and the case use to reach 33-34C and would have probably got higher but at that point the computer would crash.

Now with those fans as intakes the case stays at around 31-32C. Now to be fair, I did not bother with all the NZXT sensors, as they are all bunched up next to the front rad, so that may be affecting things. The reading is really useful as an initial ambient measurement.

I will take one of those sensors and place in middle of case. I will also try with side case off to see if that makes a difference and report back my findings.

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Alright, I put sensors in middle of case and the temps still hovered around 32C.

I then removed the side panel, temps hovered around 29-31C. After an hour and half session in BF4, you'll notice though that the CPU and overall GPU temps were a little lower then with the side panel on. Also the water temp dropped from usual peak of 36.6C to 32-33.4C (ambient 20C).



If you compare pic above to post #264, you'll notice that while it did not really affect internal case temp, having the side panel off did reduce overall temps by a little, especially benefiting the CPU most.
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I then removed the side panel, temps hovered around 29-31C.

That's soo hot though. With CPU only load, i don't think my case temps pass about 22
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I've never had an aversion to modding a side panel to incorporate fans (see case modding in sig).

The only way to improve temps would be to mod the side panel, but the aesthetics of the window on this case is curtailing that impulse.
 
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