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post #41 of 186
Does the Define S haave a side panel window? It would be pretty cool to etch the bear claw into the glass and maybe add a small ambient light effect to give the claw a small glow.
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Does the Define S haave a side panel window? It would be pretty cool to etch the bear claw into the glass and maybe add a small ambient light effect to give the claw a small glow.

Yes it does, and yes i had toyed with that idea, but we'll see.

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I got the system up and running today and did some gaming, god i have missed my GTX 970 and 4790K biggrin.gif I play some World of Warships and the cpu just got 60*c (just stock at 4,4 to 4,5 ghz) and the GPU was 37*c avg. in game and peaked at 41*c (OC'ed to 1566 mhz), the idle water temp is 25*c and and ingame load is 30-31*c, but keep in mind i have the fans on a low noise profile, the push fans the 360 in the front is running bellow 45% so i have much more potential left in the system, but i'm after a quiet rig wink.gif

All the fan profiles are set up to run of the water temperature using the watertemp sensor, this way i avoid those CPU on/off fan speed up's.

The must annoying sound in my system is/was my old 1 TB WD Black HDD, it runs at 7200 RPM constantly so it is loud, and the reading head is very noticeable so i unpluged it, as i don't really need it as i have a 500 and 250 GB SSD in the system so plenty of space for games etc. and i could just a external harddisk for when i need the mass storage which i don't often.

The pump has a nice deep humming sound so it is not annoying to listen to, but i might turn it down abit as i don't need 100% pump speed at idle.

Sorry for the lag of pictures i completely forgot about taking some, as the build neared it's end, but i'll take some soon, but have to re-install Win 8.1 Pro and down the beta for The Crew Wildrun, so i could be a few days before i over my need for games tongue.gif I have more or less lived of my laptop, which is snappy enough, but the dualcore I7 and the 4600 Intel onboard has its limitations when it comes to games, but for everyday use it is dare i say it on pair with my desktop biggrin.gif

Do you know of any good benchmark i should try out to stess the CPU/GPU ?

Owh and as a after thought:
Why the hell to PSU manufacturers thing 4 molex connectors is enough... i need alot more as the LED lighting need 3-5 more molex power connectors.
Edited by Bear304 - 10/13/15 at 3:16pm
post #43 of 186
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Have OC'ed the 4790K to 4.6 the ROG board runs it at 4.75 ghz sometimes, but i haven't getting any temperature increase so it is still only getting 60-63 *c under load.

Finally heard from Ensourced about the cables and they are being shipped as now.

Also got the ram heatsinks today and they look pretty good, but i'm going to paint those the same metallic red as the PCI-E slot covers, but here is a few pictures of those.

They came is a package that looked more a brick of drugs than package with ram heatsinks, it took a loooong to get into the heatsinks as the seller had gone way overboard on the packaging like 5-7 layers of protective foam wrapping, around 2 piece of aluminium - who does that !!! laughingsmiley.gif





I'm going to paint them red later today if nothing else gets in the way.

I haven't installed the lights yet besides a red 3mm LED in the GPU block and the white 5mm led in the reservoir, but i have got all of the RGB lighting i need for it, it's just a matter of doing it.

Also i have begone to think about maybe getting the red plexi block top for the Supremacy Evo block, but i'm not sure about that yet.

But i'll show you the picture of the ram sticks ones they are painted.
Edited by Bear304 - 10/21/15 at 5:13am
post #44 of 186
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Sorry about the lacking picture of the ram sticks, but my time plans just flow away...

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So as the watercooled system has been run for weeks time, i have noticed the some place where i could improve the cooling performance, as the big copper GPU block heats up the water entering the CPU causing higher than could be temps (62*c game load), but i have an idea to change the tubing layout abit to improve this.

What than means is that i won't be running the setup like this: [res>pump>GPU>CPU>240rad>360rad>res], but like this to maximize the radiator capacity of the 240rad, so like this: [res>pump>GPU>240rad>CPU>360rad>res] it may not look as nice, but it'll perform better as the the 360rad in the current setup barely is during anything, and the 240rad is extracting the most heat as it is the first radiator.

What are your ideas on this loop change, do you think my theory is right / is it worth during ?
post #45 of 186
Someone please correct me if I'm wrong but from what I've seen and read so far the loop order shouldn't make a big difference in temperatures between components beyond a few degrees. The water should be moving at a speed that dumps the heat into the radiators at a fairly even rate. Unless there's a restriction or lack of optimal flow in the loop or the pump needs to be operating at a higher speed. That's the theory I've picked up on so far smile.gif .
   
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Someone please correct me if I'm wrong but from what I've seen and read so far the loop order shouldn't make a big difference in temperatures between components beyond a few degrees. The water should be moving at a speed that dumps the heat into the radiators at a fairly even rate. Unless there's a restriction or lack of optimal flow in the loop or the pump needs to be operating at a higher speed. That's the theory I've picked up on so far smile.gif .

Maybe not at idle, but when the GPU is loaded up all of it's cooper block heats up, and the water in the load has to run through it before cooling the CPU, so i think this is in fact 4-7*c cooling performance i'm not getting in the current config.

Mind you the GPU heats up to 41*c and it get the coldest water in the loop its at about 30*C during games, and the CPU has to make due with the heat water, so less cooling effect of the water. But your right this is minor details but it all adds up.

But i think i'm better of just delidding the CPU, as some of the core runs at different load temps.

Also i had Asus ROG RealBench running on the system for 15 min. and damn that heats up the pc biggrin.gif i think i saw 71*c on the CPU running 4,6 ghz the whole time, the GPU 42*c at max and the water temp stayed at 33*C
post #47 of 186
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I finally got the Supremacy mounting plate and ram heatsinks painted red, and they turned out pretty well, much better than those white ones stock heatsinks that are on the Fury ram. smile.gif

Black vs. red wink.gif





But the question is should i also paint some of the key angles on the CPU WRM heatsinks next to the CPU, they are black as stock.

Btw the cables also arrived this week, and they look really good, but you'll see them soon enough, as i won't just put the in the system now as it is a pain to route the cables.

Oh, and the image quality might improve by the time the next pictures comes up, as i bought a new phone, a refurbish used iPhone 6, it is supposed to have an awesome low light camera, still waiting for the new simcard to arrive, but HTC One X+ did me good for 2,5 years but it's acting up now so it time for it to go on retirement and me to jump ship Android to IOS, should be a interesting tongue.gif
Edited by Bear304 - 10/26/15 at 2:59pm
post #48 of 186
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While i was cleaning out some of the box's of parts for the build, i found the very nice custom cables from Ensouced, and thought why not try to see how much detail my new phone could capture, i got a lightly used Iphone 6 is perfect condition, and even though it only got a 8 MP camera it take some really great shots, you'll see that there is much less noise in the pictures, as the Iphone 6's sensor is much better at capturing light and filtering it smile.gif






Also here is a comparison shot of the ram heatsinks, that lighting was the same, and yes the HTC is that bad...


Old HTC One X+ vs. iPhone 6 (both 8 MP cameras)


So i'm pleased with the iPhone 6's performance, it take get low light shots biggrin.gif




Edited by Bear304 - 10/31/15 at 9:53am
post #49 of 186
an enamel coating over a heatsink will drastically hinder performance of said heatsink. hence why they're normally anodized. just thought you should know.
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an enamel coating over a heatsink will drastically hinder performance of said heatsink. hence why they're normally anodized. just thought you should know.

I know, but ram don't ram generate that much heat, so i doubt it will matter at much, as the heatsinks are made of aluminium and have those tall fins that will get cooled by the airflow wink.gif They are mainly for looks only tongue.gif
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