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post #1301 of 5998
After a month of building, tweaking, and dialing in overclocks, I thought I would share a screenshot or two of my Sandy Bridge "Beast" Rig...TRI SLI EVGA GTX 580 SC cards @ 1.15V core 960/1920/2150! Core i7-2600K @ 5100mhz

Very pleased so far, but still more tweaking to do..

One amazing/scary thing I saw when running 3D Mark11...the system at one point was pulling over 1400 watts!!! The Toughpower 1200W took it in stride though...

Hope this gets me in the club? Enjoy!

-M







Edited by managerman - 2/28/11 at 7:05am
     
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After a month of building, tweaking, and dialing in overclocks, I thought I would share a screenshot or two of my Sandy Bridge "Beast" Rig...TRI SLI EVGA GTX 580 SC cards @ 1.15V core 960/1920/2150! Core i7-2600K @ 5100mhz

Very pleased so far, but still more tweaking to do..

One amazing/scary thing I saw when running 3D Mark11...the system at one point was pulling over 1400 watts!!! The Toughpower 1200W took it in stride though...

Hope this gets me in the club? Enjoy!

-M






So. Much. Water.
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post #1303 of 5998
Wow...impressive.

However, stacked rads are giving your cooling ability a hit performance wise.
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However, stacked rads are giving your cooling ability a hit performance wise.
I do have a gap between the rads and the air flow is opposite each other so the hot air is expelled through that gap...not sure if that makes sense..

Thanks!

-M
Edited by managerman - 2/28/11 at 9:48am
     
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I do have a gap between the rads and the air flow is opposite each other so the hot air is expelled through that gap...not sure if that makes sense..

Thanks!

-M
So you have the fans blowing into each other from each rad? Like H-->_<--H?

If so Perhaps finding a way to mount a fan on the side so that the fans are blowing into one common space and the other fans are blowing the air away from the fin arrays? Or am I thinking too far into this.
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So you have the fans blowing into each other from each rad? Like H-->_<--H?

If so Perhaps finding a way to mount a fan on the side so that the fans are blowing into one common space and the other fans are blowing the air away from the fin arrays? Or am I thinking too far into this.
Here is a picture from when I was building the rig...that I have crudely drawn on to illustrate...There is very good flow of the hot air being blown perpendicular to the open space....and my temps are very good....CPU @ 5.1Ghz and 1.5ish Volt Idle 28C and Max load Prime95 is 68C and the GPU's idle at 30C and max at 58C..

-M


Edited by managerman - 2/28/11 at 10:35am
     
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post #1307 of 5998
Just Thought id Help Some Members out!

For any1 running Evga Gtx580s and Evga Gtx580 SC, Here is the link to unlock your max fan speed from 85% to 100%, it runs perfect!

My 580s in sli were running hot, the smothered card would it 100c in SC2, now with my cards at 100% fan, the hottest card hits 79c what an improvement, no more worrys

LINK:
http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.aspx?m=711688&mpage=1

Thanks to: Open1Your1Eyes0
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Very nice! Guess im going to look into getting a new 1200 watt psu


Edited by yang88she - 2/28/11 at 4:09pm
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So the fan unlocker was working perfect till i play crysis 2 beta, that game most be demanding because my temps at 100%fan was 98c on the hotter card, if i didnt unlock it, it would prolly be 118c lmao... i really want to put these in water now. evga said 105c is the max, i sent them another email to ask if 98c is ok
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