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post #721 of 1986
Why go with air cooling if you want silence? If you get a good quality AIO water cooling unit ( swiftech or EKWB make some really good gear ) you will have no noise and no worries about gear fitting . I also went for the EVGA gtx 980 Ti hybrid. Best decision I have made . Runs super cool (max temp 50 deg C ) and whisper quiet
post #722 of 1986
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Oh wow ok. I'll go ahead and take it right back out then while I obsessively wait for my RAM, GPU and PSU.

I actually bought the D15 before realizing that about half of X99 mobo's have the socket too close to the top PCIE x16 slot. Luckily Sabertooth clears the D15 quite well.

I came from a Mini-ITX build, see. I built a bunch of Silverstone SG05/06 systems in the 2009-2012 time frame. Never did end up doing much LAN partying, so I couldn't say it's worth it to deal with insane cramped quarters.

I think it would be somewhat possible with ASRock's ITX X99 board. Compromises would be necessary on the cooling side. Screw it, though. This is way easier. Right up until such time as I need to travel with it or move. But I'll just avoid doing that.

And silent operation is important. I'm actually sacrificing probably a 5 times larger volume just so I can ensure I have golden silence. I move around or stare at my rig... rarely. But I have to put up with its noise all the time. Yeah that 40mm isn't staying in.

I use the 40mm fan, but it is noisy! I did an air cooled dual GPU solution, but have a gaming headset when I game so I don't notice GPU noise. The 40mm fan is kinda unique to motherboards I've owned so I live with the occasional noise (geeky!). I use the Corsair H110i GTX and use a custom profile so it's dead silent though.

Mini-ITX builds are fun thumb.gif A touch off topic, but we were BS'ing about Mini-ITX a few pages back http://www.overclock.net/t/1556616/asus-x99-sabertooth-owners-thread/640#post_24837007
post #723 of 1986
Hi folks

Picked up a Sabretooth about 3 weeks ago. Just wanted to check what you think of my over-clock settings.
My issue was with the ram XMP profile setting strap to 125. This gave me 1.3v on the cpu core and cpu was maxed with freq all the time.

I set XMP then set strap back to 100 but my ram wasn't stable at 3000mhz any more so I reduced it to 2800mhz and lowered timings too 14-16-16-33

My cpu 5820k is set to 4ghz with 40x multiplier and I changed core voltage to offset + 0.050 and enabled power saving C states.

Aida64 CPUID is reporting that my cpu doe's step down to 12x multi with a core voltage of 0.814v and up to 40x Multi 1.118v at full load.

They seem a good compromise between efficiency and performance. One thing I have noticed is the stepping from 12x to 40x multiplier seems to be switching constantly even at idle, would be nice if it stayed at 12x longer.

Also my USB's stay powered on when PC is off, doe's anybody now the bios setting to stop this?


Edited by Washer UK - 2/6/16 at 5:45am
post #724 of 1986
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What's wrong with the Strix?

Can't come close with the clocks compared to the Classy, i had 3 strix's i just kept returning it seeing if I could get some nice clocks and Asic quality, plus watercooling on Asus cards void warranty.

My 2 friends bought the Classys and they got clocks 1480+ and one of them reached 1540mhz something insane.

I'm stuck at 1460
post #725 of 1986
1460 is nothing to laugh at. its a very respectable OC.

and LOL at my signature.

havent been on in years.
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5820k  Sabertooth X99 Gigabyte G1 Gaming 980ti 16 GB Corsair DDR4 LP 2800 
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Noctua DH15 W7 Philips 40" UHD AX860 
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post #726 of 1986
1460 is certainly not too shabby . The highest my EVGA hybrid goes is 1524 with mem at 4104 ,
post #727 of 1986
Certainly seems like I can keep my options open, such as putting the GPU under water, by getting the Classy. It's really unclear how, or if at all, the extra power phases help for OCing for ordinary folks though. Certainly one must be doing some custom water loop at least, before that headroom could be properly exploited.

Now I just hope I'll be able to run all the monitors I want to run off my Classy, I'm gonna be trying two chained video adapters. Might not even work... Will this be worth the power phases? Time will tell...

Meanwhile my parts all came in except for the GPU which according to Fedex I have to wait till Friday for. Which is complete horse manure, but I'll live.

http://imgur.com/a/sys28/layout/horizontal

Next step for me is to route some modular PSU wires.

I do have the D15 installed and yes, the wires for the fan are cutting it close on the PCIE3_1 slot, but... a card with a backplate means the wire won't be shorting anything. Hopefully it will fit okay...

It's definitely possible to configure the D15 in a vertical way which gives complete PCIe slot freedom. But it means pointing the fans with the airflow going downward. This blows warm air into the GPU so it doesnt help cool the GPU but wouldn't hurt it too much, the thing is I'd then be wanting to reverse the top 200mm fan into a top intake and then I'd have so much unbalanced airflow I'd want to swap the window panel for the mesh panel to turn the side into a passive exhaust. Plenty of airflow in this case though. Also, wow, D15 would not fit in an ordinary tower case, it's too tall!
post #728 of 1986
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Originally Posted by Washer UK View Post

Hi folks

Picked up a Sabretooth about 3 weeks ago. Just wanted to check what you think of my over-clock settings.
My issue was with the ram XMP profile setting strap to 125. This gave me 1.3v on the cpu core and cpu was maxed with freq all the time.

I set XMP then set strap back to 100 but my ram wasn't stable at 3000mhz any more so I reduced it to 2800mhz and lowered timings too 14-16-16-33

My cpu 5820k is set to 4ghz with 40x multiplier and I changed core voltage to offset + 0.050 and enabled power saving C states.

Aida64 CPUID is reporting that my cpu doe's step down to 12x multi with a core voltage of 0.814v and up to 40x Multi 1.118v at full load.

They seem a good compromise between efficiency and performance. One thing I have noticed is the stepping from 12x to 40x multiplier seems to be switching constantly even at idle, would be nice if it stayed at 12x longer.

Also my USB's stay powered on when PC is off, doe's anybody now the bios setting to stop this?


First OFF, 3000MHz RAM works better at strap 125. If you have issues with that, then try 3200 at strap 100. Which is stronger for this platform.

Second, You OC and want the chip to be running in power saving mode more often? Are you idling 24/7? biggrin.gif First world problems. But anyway, try setting Windows to Power Saving Mode if that helps.

3rd, is it USB Chargung option that is enabled?
post #729 of 1986
Thanks for the reply,

well I was playing metro 2033 and I hung so I guessed it was my ram. Checked my settings and ram was at 1.2v so I up'ed it to 1.35v. While I was there I tried 3200mhz and set the timings back to XMP so far so good!

"Second, You OC and want the chip to be running in power saving mode more often? Are you idling 24/7?"
Ha, well not idle 24/7 but I spend a lot of time surfing web etc, I hardly see the point of having extra heat/power consumption if I can help it.

I still have the problem with the USB staying powered up when system is off, also the led's on my 970 strix stay powered on all the time. I have disabled fast boot and anything associated in windows power settings. I know the motherboard has a fast charge thingy for charging phone but I can't seem to find an option in bios to disable it. The problem I have is a Geek Out 1000 usb DAC that has a class A amp and runs hot, it stays powered up even when PC is shut down which is just a waste of cash!
post #730 of 1986
Hmm interesting problem you got there with a USB device that you want NOT to charge while the computer's off. Usually it's the other way around you want to charge your phone even if the compy's off!

I know its not friendly for the power bill, but I might suggest since you done splurge on the hardware you might as well OC it the proper way. Like I did today. I switched Turbo and EIST off, and it's very possible I won the silicon lottery here with mine at 1.22v, 45x100 and stable (my D15 doesnt have enough cooling capacity to handle Prime95, but other benches are stable).

I had lots of trouble messing around with settings even at 41 multiplier with adaptive vcore offset and whatnot. Wouldn't stay stable at all. I switched EIST/Turbo off, and changed some power phase settings or something like that to "Optimized", some other simple stuff (sorry I'm really bad at remembering the names) and this CPU/mobo had no problems ramping up to 4.5, and it stays very cool idling even at this blistering clock speed. thumb.gif
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