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post #15881 of 28613
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Originally Posted by Striker36 View Post
it will fit. i have 2 in mine and like 3/4 inch to the back of the drive bays
Sweet thanks!
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post #15882 of 28613
yea they are right in that sweet spot in this case where they fill the space but you done need to squeeze them in.


imo they are one of the best cards for the case.
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post #15883 of 28613
I haven't posted here in a while and I must say these Scouts have come a long way. A lot of the ideas I got for my own build came from this thread, so I'd like to say thank you to all of you for keeping the best club on overclock.net alive!

On a side note, I've been having some issue with overclocking my memory to its rated specs. I know that they memory sticks themselves are fine because I have tested them individually in MemTest86+ and they all passed. It seems to be either a processor or motherboard issue. I currently have them running at the correct speed with only two sticks and they are running flawlessly, but I had to bump up my QPI voltage to 1.33V. When I add the third stick, no matter what voltage I've set the QPI, I always get random freezes with no BSODs. I have raised it all the way up to 1.4 V with no luck. Do you think that I have a bad memory controller on the 920? Thanks.
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post #15884 of 28613
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Originally Posted by Crucial09 View Post
Hey guys. I was experimenting with my megahalems cooler.
Mounted it blowing air up, since heat rises, and straight into my 200mm exhaust fan.
Only problem was my graphic card was like half an inch away from the fan and fan clips on the megahalems.
And I already lost on card to the fan clips, this is my new RMA'd card.

so I was thinking of moving it down into the x8 slot of my mobo, and was wondering the negative effects a pcie 2.0 x8 would have vs x16.
Thought I would share the results on here for everyone.
test ran on x16 and x8 slot at stock and ftw edition clock speeds.
Enjoy =]


May run dirt 2 bench on x8 then x16. ~I normally use vsync though so anything over 60fps doesn't matter to me.

RESULTS

First off is the x16 slot*****************

@FTW clock speeds(702mhz core)--------

Furmark benchmark default settings
Min 83
Max 149
Avg 113

Evga Oc Tool benchmark
Scored 2268

Cinebench 45.47fps


@ stock clock speeds(648mhz core)-------

Furmark benchmark default settings
Min 81
Max 137
Avg 103

Evga oc tool
2089

Cinebench 45.47fps



Second is the x8 slot ****************

@ FTW clock speeds (702mhz core)----

Furmark default settings
Min 93
Max 147
Avg 111

Evga oc tool
2266

Cinebench 45.89 fps

@ stock clock speeds (648mhz core)

Furmark default settings
Min 83
Max 137
Avg 103

Evga oc tool 2099

Cinebench 45.47


END RESULTS


Final thoughts.
I think I will leave it in the x8 slot and leave my megahalems mounted blowing hot air up.
I noticed at the default settings there is pretty much no difference seeing as how some scores are the same, and evga oc tool said the x8 slot was faster.

But when overclocked to the FTW speeds, there is a difference in in benchmarks I tested, leaning towards the x16 slot being faster.
It is a very minuscule difference though. Only a couple fps at the most.
I ran all benchmarks twice in a row and then averaged both scores for each section, fan was on 100% and case fans were at the max.
Flip that top 200mm to a intake, with a 120mm exhaust in the back. It will feed your Mega with nice cool air, trust me I did it in mine. The GPU temps went down to
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post #15885 of 28613
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I hate to say this guys but I'm out about $1500. I'm going to have to do something with my Scout that I never thought I say. I'm going to have to take lots of pics with my Canon T2i I just ordered!
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post #15886 of 28613
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Thanks brother! Avatar has been updated.
Nice, that Rocker girl is sweet & There was only one man that popped up in my head....

Well, as soon as I get my office built. Not so much built but worked on; painted, new shelves, new desks for me and Miriam<(Better half).
I need to do some modding to my Scout. I'd like to get my wife a Scout; I'm always catching her on my comp. anyway!!! I figured she would say: 'Oh, I like your computer because of they way it runs, no; she says sitting next to this cool 'BOX'<< [Cool Box], huh,,,LOL, laugh my butt off when she says that... But at least she thinks its cool....
So, I think thats what I'm getting her. Two 'SCOUT' case's displayed in my office. I think that will be sweet. I love this case anyway.

I really have to do something with this mess anyway.

Edited by Rogue1266 - 12/8/10 at 8:19pm
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If you want to do a little more work you can cut out entire grill like this

Hmm..the circular cut with rubber edge trimming looks sexier to me. Would this make a good dremel tool?

http://www.lowes.com/pd_225167-353-2...etInfo=Dremel#
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The Bad thing about that dremel is it will last you about 10 years. and you will need to find some excuse to get rid of it to get different on. I had that same one but older for 12 years and I used it alot. I finally bought a 300 this year. That one you picked out looks like my 300.
    
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The Bad thing about that dremel is it will last you about 10 years. and you will need to find some excuse to get rid of it to get different on. I had that same one but older for 12 years and I used it alot. I finally bought a 300 this year. That one you picked out looks like my 300.
Good! Ill pick one up tomorrow.
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Nice, that Rocker girl is sweet & There was only one man that popped up in my head....

Well, as soon as I get my office built. Not so much built but worked on; painted, new shelves, new desks for me and Miriam<(Better half).
I need to do some modding to my Scout. I'd like to get my wife a Scout; I'm always catching her on my comp. anyway!!! I figured she would say: 'Oh, I like your computer because of they way it runs, no; she says sitting next to this cool 'BOX'<< [Cool Box], huh,,,LOL, laugh my butt off when she says that... But at least she thinks its cool....
So, I think thats what I'm getting her. Two 'SCOUT' case's displayed in my office. I think that will be sweet. I love this case anyway.

I really have to do something with this mess anyway.
Rouge.. You bring me back to the days when this thread was in a different Phase. All about this great new Case. Now 4 generations of members have gone by and you come back out of the Waistland from God only knows where.
I love the idea that you are back. Keep on Posting . I got a big kick out of reading that Miriam finds the Scout Cool. It is pretty cool. I know another girl that thinks its cool. Lets say her name is Elle. But she is one of my Friends that God put in my path and she is going to be a very difficult challenge to help her get on the right track. The hardest thing is trying to not let her be so Bad. But that is another story.

Meet Elle Guys.


Edited by Enigma8750 - 12/8/10 at 10:43pm
    
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