Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Monday, June 24, 2013
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
After spending months getting my FX8350 stable at 5.0GHz with CFVZ and then aiming for 4.5GHz with the Gigabyte x79-UP7 with the 3930K, I went and bought a Rampage IV Extreme. With the two previous setups I must have spent at least 100 hours overclocking and testing.
With the RIVE I set it to the gamer OC profile of 4.7GHz and set my RAM to their recommended settings. I ran Prime 95 overnight and BOOM!! Temps never went over 50C and I'm done. In some very strange way I almost feel cheated? Great job ROG team!
Friday, April 19, 2013
Well, I returned one of the 7970's and my original one I had to RMA. The crossfire wasn't working out too well with games and I got sick of troubleshooting. I also got a set of CORSAIR Dominator Platinum 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 Desktop Memory Model CMD16GX3M4A2133C9. The problem is, is i cant get a stable OC on the RAM at 2133 and anything on my 3930K over 4.0. It could be the Gigabyte X79 UP4 or my lack of knowledge with a Gigabyte board.
Here is my now with a MSI 5450
Here is my now with a MSI 5450
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
After doing some bench marking I've realized that water cooling doesn't pay. The H100i is perfect and cheap. I'm running my 3930K at 4.5Ghz and never pass 50C. Instead of cooling my 7970 I picked up another 7970 that was refurbished. It was cheaper then the Komodo block and the Alphacool pump. Don't forget about the money for the radiators and all the fittings. My analysis is, only build a custom wc setup if you want it to look cool or you are maxed out on hardware. If you can still buy a better CPU or another GPU you should do that instead.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
I was looking for a Bios template when I was trying to set this up and I couldn't find one anywhere. In order to help others I decided I would post all my bios settings. Please remember no two chips are the same and there are different factors such as RAM. Hopefully this will help with most of the energy saving stuff.
Monday, January 28, 2013
Over clocking my MSI R7970-2PMD3GD5 HD7970.Funny thing is, I have to use Trixx Mod in order to bring the VDDC over 1300mV. I think I killed it on Heaven Benchmark at 1320MHz. I did start to notice some artifacting when I went over though. I do think this is proof about how well the KOMODO-HD7900 series full cover VGA waterblock works. That's a lot of voltage and it never went over 40C
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Finally got my speeds to what I'm calling stable at 20 minutes of OCCT. I'll try for at least 12 hours tonight just to see. I do have to work on the temps a bit. I think if I change the Power Duty Control back to T.Probe from Extreme it will lower the temps a bit and keep it stable.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
I made a everything in my 600T into a single loop and have some comparisons. The order is
After running OCCT with the same settings my package temps were about 11C cooler. Now what's cooler than being cool? Ice cold!
Friday, January 25, 2013
I got everything up and running. I connected the 8 and 4 pin power cables this time so hopefully no fire. I also got a Koolance 3x120mm, Triple 120mm, 30-FPI Copper Radiator HX-CU1020V from Hellfire-pcs based in Texas. I like them better than Frozencpu and Performance-pcs.
Sunday, January 20, 2013
I dont have my 360 radiator yet but, I decided to cut the roof out for it today anyway. The radiator will be here Tuesday and I will be cooling the CPU & MOBO with the 360 (Loop#1). I also completed Loop#2 today. Right now I only have a HD7970 on a Alphacool NexXxoS Monsta 120 Radiator 120x120x80mm & Phobya Xtreme 200mm Radiator 200x200x36mm rad. I also bought another Alphacool VPP655 HF pump with a flow rate of 1,500 L/hr, I love this pump! I also plan on getting two more 7970s in the future and at least the loop is prepared for them to go in.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
I think I might have something wrong with my PSU or something. This is really starting to irritate me. It happened in the same spot. I think it is on the back moffset.
Here is a pic of the front moffset
| and here is a pic of the rear moffset
||This is inside the case. You can see the fire damage.|
Sunday, January 13, 2013
I made my RAM at 1866 MHz and got my CPU up to 4.5 GHz I ran AMD OverDrive Stability Test for 2 hours and the temps are looking great.
I'm going to try and hit that magical 5.0 GHz and keep it stable. I will also have to change around my GPU loop. Not really sure how I'm going to run it yet.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Since I added the MOBO block I decided to split the loops. I put the GPU on it's own loop with a Alphacool NexXxoS Monsta 120 Radiator and a 800 l/hr pump.
It's pretty crammed. I have to clean up the lower half of my case.