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post #2771 of 6063
stickg1, didn't you have a 8320/8350? Or am I imagining that?

Not trying to be a hater, just curious why you switched and how you're enjoying the ivy experience over vishera etc...
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stickg1, didn't you have a 8320/8350? Or am I imagining that?
Not trying to be a hater, just curious why you switched and how you're enjoying the ivy experience over vishera etc...

I did have a Vishera! I really liked it, I only sold it because I had previously listed that PC on Craigslist with the FX-8150 before Piledriver came out. Well I forgot to take the ad down and a professional photographer/videographer was interested in it. I told him the upgrades I had made and he said even better! I told him everything was pretty much new and I asked basically retail price for everything and I didn't think he would want it. Well he said he would rather have a working and pre-assembled system than build his own, so he paid me even more to come out to his town and set it all up for him. I kept my GPU, PSU, SSD, and HDDs. He had his own. He wanted all the other stuff though (Case, Mobo, CPU, Antec Kuhler, RAM). So when I was going to rebuild I knew I needed a nicer motherboard and the 8350 instead of the 8320, if I was going to have the optimal overclocking experience. But I was thinking about it and I don't do anything too intensive on the computer, just gaming and browsing. There were some great -$30 off combos on Newegg.com (it was Black Friday/Cyber Monday) so I figured I might as well take advantage of the deals. Bottom line is it was cheaper to build my current system and the budget allowed me to get a nicer case. Also a little perk was on my way home with a pocket full of cash I stopped at a Best Buy in a small town and they had Kuhler 620s for $40!!!! I bought two.

I like the Ivy experience, I got a pretty crappy chip though. I liked my Vishera too. It was just cheaper, that's why, no hate towards AMD. Just budgeting that's all.
post #2773 of 6063
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Originally Posted by Totally Dubbed View Post

Correct me if I'm wrong but last time I asked it, it has to do with the pin configuration of the fans - and thus why the software can't give you db noise levels
I don't know if the 920's pumps' mcu has a microphone built-in to listen for noise amplitude but I don't think so. Even so, the "db" display numbers were calculated from the fan rpm as reported by the mcu via the usb port. So you're not wrong - changing or removing the fans on the pins would undoubtedbly affect the mcu's readings. In the absence of a microphone, they probably originally came up with the rpm/45 db guestimate based on noise curves of the stock fans.
post #2774 of 6063
Well from what little I've read so far it would seem that Antec makes a pretty decent cooler and that the majority is happy with them.
I have a 920 I just pulled off a friends machine that after he blew out the case cleaning it he killed the fan but coincdently th pump started really growling and was failing, temps in the 90c . he wanted me to just scrap it and he went back to air cooled since it's just a work pc. I'm thinking of seeing if I can get Antec to waranty it or repair it and putting it on either my rig or my youngest sons ..
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I did have a Vishera! I really liked it, I only sold it because I had previously listed that PC on Craigslist with the FX-8150 before Piledriver came out. Well I forgot to take the ad down and a professional photographer/videographer was interested in it. I told him the upgrades I had made and he said even better! I told him everything was pretty much new and I asked basically retail price for everything and I didn't think he would want it. Well he said he would rather have a working and pre-assembled system than build his own, so he paid me even more to come out to his town and set it all up for him. I kept my GPU, PSU, SSD, and HDDs. He had his own. He wanted all the other stuff though (Case, Mobo, CPU, Antec Kuhler, RAM). So when I was going to rebuild I knew I needed a nicer motherboard and the 8350 instead of the 8320, if I was going to have the optimal overclocking experience. But I was thinking about it and I don't do anything too intensive on the computer, just gaming and browsing. There were some great -$30 off combos on Newegg.com (it was Black Friday/Cyber Monday) so I figured I might as well take advantage of the deals. Bottom line is it was cheaper to build my current system and the budget allowed me to get a nicer case. Also a little perk was on my way home with a pocket full of cash I stopped at a Best Buy in a small town and they had Kuhler 620s for $40!!!! I bought two.
I like the Ivy experience, I got a pretty crappy chip though. I liked my Vishera too. It was just cheaper, that's why, no hate towards AMD. Just budgeting that's all.

That's awesome! You got quite the deal.

Honestly I would prefer to be on Intel but I'm the kind of person who keeps their parts for LONG time and upgrades one piece at a time... long term... Been stuck on AMD for years lol. But it's not all bad I guess. Upgrading to Intel board and cpu all at once is just too much for me for now. I only just recently upgraded to DDR3 when I got this new board haha.

So with all those extra 620's... are you going to put them on some gpu's?
Edited by M3TAl - 12/10/12 at 8:03pm
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Whats the normal speed for the pump on the 620? mine is running at 1450 rpms.
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post #2777 of 6063
That's perfectly normal. The actual rpm is double that. Don't know why it reads half but it does.

And just to make you feel better about that 1450rpm here's mine:
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post #2778 of 6063
what sw you used to see the speed of the pump?

I can only see it with chill control V (I have h2o 920), other sw do not see
post #2779 of 6063
Speedfan, with edited tags?
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I hate speedfan tongue.gif

i have aida64 extreme , hwinfo64 , hwmonitor pro.. no one show pump rpm..

maybe, the h2o 620 for the pump have a 3/4 pin connector (like a fan connector)?

the 920 have a internal usb connection + 4 pin fan connector.. i think the 4 pin is only for fans, and for power and control of pump it use the internal usb..
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