That's why I am thinking getting another NH-D14 for my X5675. I just got another, but I'm thinking about using it on the W3690 I just ordered to replace the dead X5650 in the RIIIE. Thanks to @chessmyantidrug
for pointing this one out a while back. I did a side by side comparison at CPUBoss, and its indistinguishable from the i7-990X, except you can get the W3690 for half the cost and has better memory speed support. I got mine for sub-200. I didn't go for the X5690 because I understand from some threads that I saw mostly @EvilMonk
and chess discussing it that the W chip is unlocked. Why get a 130W chip you ask? Because I own two 95Ws already, a X5660 and X5675.
Getting back to my original thought...I nearly the same set up as your Xeon-Wolf,@Bal3Wolf
. Its Vulture in my sig. I tried my X5675 at 22x200, but the first core would creep up to 80-85 at full load. A lot higher than it would like. I know I mentioned this a while back, just haven't had a chance to pull it apart and see why the H70 is doing such a lousy job. Don't want to spend another $60 on a cooler, but then again I just got some upgraded fans for the X5660 system and spent that much on the fans. Its a used system I bought off a friend...think the case is a CM Elite 690 or RC-690. Fans are all caked with dust, and only push 44CFMs. (Best way to clean them, btw? I'd like to get a DataVac soon). I got a couple JetFlos for the side and back, and a couple Corsair Air series SP120s for the front and top. Should be pushing 90 CFM at top speed. Hope to bring the X5660 down a few degrees and see if I can't get it to 4.2Ghz from its current 4Ghz. Also,right now I have the X5675 at 25*160 and the cores are around 60-65C at load. At 20x200 it runs a lot hotter, in the upper 70s. I guess thats because you are pushing more data through the bus/QPI? I believe the vCore voltage is higher too. I'd have to check, but when the Bclk is 160, the vCore is at 1.20, but at 200 Bclk, its around 1.33.Edited by spdaimon - 5/20/15 at 4:37pm