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Poll Results: What is your Overall Opinion on this case

 
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post #7511 of 28613
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Originally Posted by the.ronin View Post
Hmmm ... ever since I installed my soundcard (Razer Barracuda AC-1), my i7 920 no longer runs stable at 3.8 with stock vcore. I get to the 2nd or 3rd pass on Prime95 full FFTs and everything locks up (no BSOD). I'm stable at 3.6 though.

Is what's going on here additional CPU overhead from the soundcard?

As an aside, my temps reach 76 on core0 under this load with the recently installed Titan Fenrir (moved to air from my H50). I'm idling at 48 max on core0. Does this sound decent?
Hey t.r.
Actually with an Evga motherboard no, these temps aren't high at all. The guy who taught me all I needed to get folding working has a setup like mine but runs it on air. He reguarly runs temps of 85c if he's using all 8 cores. He dropped down to 7 cores and his temps went down to 78c, his room is always around 60f, he lives in Seattle, it's cool up there. He posted on the boards concerned about his temps and everyone told him not to worry. One guy even said solder melts around 180c but the PCB would get brittle after a while. You would notice major instability before your processor had a meltdown and if any individual core gets to 100c the system will cut all power to the proc.

It's possible that the soundcard is interfering. You should always shut down anything that's not important when running stability tests. Cancel any printer drivers, anti-vrus, anti-malware, firewalls, definitely shouldn't be connected to the internet. It's ctrl+shift+esc in win7 then end any process that isn't needed, then run Prime95 & LinX for your tests. You're supposed to O/C with a naked system, fresh Windows install, (got a spare hard drive) and no add in cards that aren't essential get your clocks stable then start putting the extras in. A good test for stability is 72 hours, 24 Memtest 86+ booted from a CD or naked hard drive, 24 Prime95, 24 LinX. Then you can put in the latest video drivers, sound card & drivers & run benchmarks like Furmark and the 3 from Future Mark like PC Mark, 3D Mark and those.
Oh, another thing, when you run Prime 95 you should always test with blend, full FFT's can fill up your swap file and then your hard drive keeps thrashing while the test is running and eventually Windows (every version will just lock up), also you could delete the swap file and start with a new one if there's any suspicion there. PM me if you don't know how & want to do that.
I agree the idle is high, you might want to go with a lower multiplier and a higher bclock. I can give you a link to an Evga strategy guide if you want.
Edited by BriSleep - 3/29/10 at 10:30pm
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post #7512 of 28613
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Originally Posted by ericeod View Post
I've decided to go with a new case and picked up the Scout. The case is much smaller then my Rocketfish, so I've had to do some mods (still a work in progress). I wasn't sure if the case would even fit my Rampage II Extreme since it is an eATX case which is 10.6" wide (~ 1" wider then standard ATX). It turns out the motherboard just fits! I ended up removing the HDD cage so I can mount a 120mm rad (trying to get the H50 to work, but I need to replace the tubing as the kit tubing is too short).

Here are pics showing just how tight of a fit the case is for the eATX motherboard:



Thats pretty intense, had no idea that would fit.
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post #7513 of 28613
Thanks, Bri ... that's good reassurance. My impression is that the i7 generally runs pretty hot to begin with. I figure so long as its running below 80c, that shouldn't drastically reduce the life span of the CPU. Anyway gotta go crash. Thanks again!

Holy cow, ericeod, that's tight lols.
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post #7514 of 28613
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I've decided to go with a new case and picked up the Scout. The case is much smaller then my Rocketfish, so I've had to do some mods (still a work in progress). I wasn't sure if the case would even fit my Rampage II Extreme since it is an eATX case which is 10.6" wide (~ 1" wider then standard ATX). It turns out the motherboard just fits! I ended up removing the HDD cage so I can mount a 120mm rad (trying to get the H50 to work, but I need to replace the tubing as the kit tubing is too short).

Here are pics showing just how tight of a fit the case is for the eATX motherboard:





Now I am trying to decide, should I mod the H50 or should I just order a 120mm rad with integrated res, a Heatkiller and an MCP355.
wow that is like some tool and die **** right there
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post #7515 of 28613
Yeah I had no idea of it would fit. I emailed Coolermaster to ask them, but they never replied. I was willing to do some extra modding, like cutting the 5.25" bay down a little in the back if I had to. I was always planning on removing the HDD cage. I have a nioseblocker dual HDD mount that fits the 5.25" bay, and I plan on mounting the SSD with velcro somewhere in the case.

So far all I've done is cut the fan grills out of the top and front of the case and made a few cuts to allow for the swithc connectors, USB and fan headers behind the MB tray.

The R2E PCB actually rubs against the back of the drive bay, but I was able to shift it 1mm once I secured the board the the mounting posts.

Now to figure out the cooling solution. I picked up the H50 thinking it would be better for a smaller case, but now I think an MCP355 pump with a 120 rad and a decent CPU block would be a better fit (no pun intended) for me. If I do want to run the H50 with the rad using a push/pull and 120mm fans with shrouds, I need to replace the tubing. I might do a test run tomorrow with the H50 using the fans and shrouds, but not mount them, and see how the temps are compared to my Megahalem.
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post #7516 of 28613
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Yeah I had no idea of it would fit. I emailed Coolermaster to ask them, but they never replied. I was willing to do some extra modding, like cutting the 5.25" bay down a little in the back if I had to. I was always planning on removing the HDD cage. I have a nioseblocker dual HDD mount that fits the 5.25" bay, and I plan on mounting the SSD with velcro somewhere in the case.

So far all I've done is cut the fan grills out of the top and front of the case and made a few cuts to allow for the swithc connectors, USB and fan headers behind the MB tray.

The R2E PCB actually rubs against the back of the drive bay, but I was able to shift it 1mm once I secured the board the the mounting posts.

Now to figure out the cooling solution. I picked up the H50 thinking it would be better for a smaller case, but now I think an MCP355 pump with a 120 rad and a decent CPU block would be a better fit (no pun intended) for me. If I do want to run the H50 with the rad using a push/pull and 120mm fans with shrouds, I need to replace the tubing. I might do a test run tomorrow with the H50 using the fans and shrouds, but not mount them, and see how the temps are compared to my Megahalem.
If it's not too much to ask, could you provide a "mini-work log" reply here of removing the HDD cage? Maybe some pictures, of the tougher areas, and what tools were needed?

I am seriously considering removing the HDD cage, but I am inexperienced in modifications in removing parts as such.

Thanks in advance
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post #7517 of 28613
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Now to figure out the cooling solution. I picked up the H50 thinking it would be better for a smaller case, but now I think an MCP355 pump with a 120 rad and a decent CPU block would be a better fit (no pun intended) for me. If I do want to run the H50 with the rad using a push/pull and 120mm fans with shrouds, I need to replace the tubing. I might do a test run tomorrow with the H50 using the fans and shrouds, but not mount them, and see how the temps are compared to my Megahalem.
Have you thought about putting in 2 120 rads? 1 in the lower front and one in the top or back. Im pretty sure that a single 120 might be pushing it, but hey try it out i want to see the results hehe. If you have bucks to spend than i would go with the superior loop. The megatron is hard to beat.
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post #7518 of 28613
Ok, I have been offline for a couple of days moving house
Am loving my new spot.

Anyways, I got my g.skill RAM fan and fitted it with complete ease. It just clips on (really easy). My only obsticale was my pipes from my H50 made it a little more like surgery. I am a little pissed that its got 3 mini blue LED's on the board and there is no way I can change that Looks pretty tight though, will put up some pics soon.

Tonioght I will try catch up the last 100 or so pages I have missed :s
    
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i kno what you mean i have been away for 6 days
    
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post #7520 of 28613
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Well yeah I did find a fix ... lower the OC lols.

Generally my impression is these 920s even the D0 stepping ones run hot. You really need legit water to keep them sub-40 at idle on a decent OC. Now I'm thinking maybe I'll back to the H50 which at least kept it in the low-40s at idle.
Oh I forgot to mention that I have Speedstep (EIST) enabled. That really helps lower the idle temperatures.
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