You maintain a "Pump Curve"? You da man Josh.
I've never done that. Sounds totally cool.
I can only drop the D5 to 25% within AquaSuite MPS control. If I want to drop lower I have to connect the USB pump to the Aquaero 6 and then it's a summation of both sliders allowing the D5 to drop to 15% I do believe. OR maybe I'm doing it wrong. lol
I just run my D5 at 29% since I must have some unusual phenomenon going on, where my D5 is inaudible at 29%, and slightly audible at 25%, go figure right? I know it all has to do with the way we mount the pumps and the chassis structure and available energy absorbing material (if any), but I also believe that each and every D5 arrives with it's own slightly different sonic characteristics. Even though they appear identical. And sometimes my D5 will just come alive making noise, I'm like "What the heck?" and I wiggle the mounting and supporting structure and it goes away. After I've spent 20minutes turning off every device in the office thinking it's the mini fridge or overhead fan or air purifier or the guy next door playing with his boat motor. LOL
Are you overclocking with your pump and fans in "everyday mode"? Don't be afraid to raise your pump and fan speeds for testing/overclocking your processor Josh. And lower your Air Conditioning a bit since it's still Summer where you live. lol.
I didn't really have much to adjust, only a single Noctua 140mm fan on my air cooler, normally run at 660rpms, increased to 1200rpms for overclocking, no big deal really but my little C14S fin blades would get a little warm to the touch after a few Cinebench MT runs.
Yea, once you get the hang of all the R6E options of which there are many I can imagine Asus threw the entire kitchen sink at that mobo. It's so beautiful.
Cannot wait for the first look at the new Maximus 11 Extreme. When you got your 7820X we didn't really have many options, AMD really changed the game, so glad they are back. I looked at the 7820X 8-core and the 7800X 6-core, and the 6-core specs seemed short sighted to say the least. I was so interested in getting the most ideal CPU for my work rig, I contacted Intel and asked about disabling 2 of the 8 cores on the 7820X and if that would lead to higher single and slightly threaded app performance. I know, that sounds crazy but then the 8700K was announced with the variable boost for 1core 2cores 4cores 6cores, and I was SOLD, it seemed the ideal CPU for my work, low latency ring bus 3.7 to 4.7 stock. Then the 8086K came along 4.0 to 5.0 stock, I already had an 8700K binned at 5.2Ghz from SL, so it would have been silly to grab an 8086K at the same frequency even though after selling the X99 platform I did need to update (2) rigs. Extremely happy is an understatement with the 5.3Ghz binned 8086K. The price was a bit more than I had planned, but then I think of the guys spending $2000 and $2600 on binned 7980XE CPUs, and $859 doesn't seem so bad.
Have no idea just how the new 9700K and 9900K will perform with single/slightly threaded apps better or worse than the 8700K/8086K. Usually as a general rule of thumb, increasing the number of cores decreases the single thread performance within a CPU family, yet the 9900K is still using a ring bus, not mesh like the HEDT, and if Intel has found some new magic, who knows how high they will clock. The 9700K with 8-cores yet NO hyperthreading? How is that going to stack up against the 8086K in single core performance? It feels like brand new undiscovered territory.
There's also updated CPUs launching for Intels HEDT, the 8000 series? Skylake X is getting a 22core CPU and refreshed motherboards, that's the rumor anyway.
October is going to be so exciting.
And I'm sincerely sorry for leaving the thread and then coming back, more than once. Our plans keep changing about every two, three weeks, and we've been in a perpetual state of immediate relocation for about 8months. I apologize for the confusion.