Hi people i figured this being the Corsair Hydro thread it's the best place to ask for help. My sig rig has been chugging along since 2010 with parts being upgraded as £'s permit. She's an old girl now
but still does the trick for me @1080p. My latest edition (an XFX R9 390) seems to be having a rather negative effect on my overall case temps. My H50 has handled my 1055T@ 4060Mhz like a boss (with my evil 4KRPM Nidec PWM 120x38mm). During IBT Max level passes it used to get a high BUT always stable 57c after 10 passes.
Now when gaming with the added heat load dumped in the case from the 390 and perhaps a LITTLE degrading of the CPU over the years games are now crashing and for whatever reason i can't get IBT to pass EVEN 3 passes with the same settings!! (again why i think degradation). It locks up and has to be powered off. So i guess a small VCore boost would keep this rig rolling till Zen time......
...... However this now puts me OVER 64c!! with the H50. I have for the time being switched the Nidec from exhaust to intake and it will pass standard 10 passes@ 56/57c as normal. Now i don't really want to leave as is (intake) as it's NOT filtered and will just make a darn mess LMAO!! I was just going to get a H110i GT but as i just raided the "kitty" for the £269 390 another £100 would be rather hard to justify at the moment i was wondering what my other (Corsair of course
) options are.
Soon this rig (well CPU/MoBo/DDR3) will be put out to pasture for the equivalent tier Zen CPU/MoBo/DDR4 as available and funds permit. So i want to upgrade this H50 to another Corsair AIO. My K62 has 2 x 140mm fans on top and a 120 on the back where the H50 is. Now i was wondering how much of a difference a H80i GT would be over this H50/Nidec combo? I'm hoping Zen won't be a toaster oven so i perhaps won't need the H110i GT and the £20 or so difference between the two will "sweeten" the deal some. I just don't want to get buyers remorse if i DON'T go the whole hog (H110i GT) and get the H80i GT and find it only shaves a degree or two off my load temps!!
And vice versa i don't want to go overboard and throw £100 at something and find Zen sips power and the cooling is overkill (no such thing i know but.....
) but a H80i GT would of been "good enough"
So any recommendation? (won't lower clock speed tho..... MWAHAHAHA). She's getting 1.42v's VCore and whatever LLC adds on if that helps.
EDIT: Just tried IBT max settings and it locked up before the FIRST pass@ 58c
Thanx.Edited by Darkstalker420 - 2/19/16 at 10:50am