Originally Posted by TomcatV
Beautiful job, especially for your 1st build
2nd pic = definition of a dominating "desktop" LoL
Also time to fill in your system specs ... see my signature
I like your final OC numbers/settings for 24/7 @4.9. You have a pretty nice chip there even with your somewhat high ambients your #'s are respectable. Maybe still a bit on the "Hot" side for me, but that's me. I know it's tough to give up that enviable 5.0 24/7 OC moniker, but now your IB and especially your mobo will live a much longer and happier life. On the other side Kizwan is right if you want to go for "Mad Clocking" you could push the Intel spec sheet, something I use to do all the time. I just thought we should lean more to the cautious side since this is your 1st beautiful new build! And honestly I never cut a CPU's life short by my standards (5+ years) but I know for a fact I shortened a few motherboards lives once I got out of custom loops and custom motherboard cooling blocks. And if your not de-liding and and down the road still want to push Intel spec, I highly recommend you get Intel's Performance Tuning Protection Plan.. ... See HERE
... Edit: ooops nevermind doesn't look like they still offer this for Ivy Bridge, at least I couldn't find it right away, maybe make a new post in Intel CPU's and see if any OCN user's could confirm or update that great program they had with Sandy Bridge/ SB-E
Sorry Bradley I've got to step in here and call nonsense that an H100i will outperform an H80i by 20c degrees. Not even close, more like 3c-4c at most depending on set-up and overclock. Real world results here @ OCN and reviews suggest more equally comparable performance ... see HERE
It will be fun and informative to see your head to head results (screenies please) comparing your H100i to your new H110
post 22784 for detailed reporting/examples
Well yeah, I'm glad you stepped in because it also seems very odd to me as well, and this is what I was trying to say. This information was found on a Linus Tech Tips video. All his results just seem way off to me in just about every cooler review I've seen NCIX do.
For example, they had a 3960X or something like that at "around" 4.6Ghz
In prime95, they said the H100i scored 71c and the Tt Water 2.0 Extreme scored about 66c.
On this basis, I purchased both coolers and tested.
My results were as followed:
3930K @ 4.4Ghz, 1.35v
Tt water 2.0 Extreme = Fail, TJMax of 91c met.
H100i = 87c
Second H100i purchased and tested = 86c.
I even replaced my CPU for another 3930K and I tried all different thermal pastes and airflows/cases/open benches/NF F12's/ NF's in P/P, low rpm/high rpm and so on! I even matched their ambient to 17c!
I spent about £1,000 on coolers and other stuff to replicate their testing environment and I could not match it, even despite giving myself the advantages on open bench and push/pull.
They made a mistake with the H220 testing and they made a false claim about a certain keyboard using fake cherry MX keys. So I would not be surprised if they have made a LOT more mistakes.
I like their channel and reviews, but I have become very suspicious now.....
Look at this crap: Skip to 5:06
I also forgot, I tested the H220 the same they tested. I hit 78c and i expected a score of 60c based on their testing.
Also, I will compare the H100i with the H110 for you all Edited by BradleyW - 7/4/13 at 1:27pm