Wednesday, January 30, 2013

My Bios for FX 8350 5.0GHz Template

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.
DIGI settings
CPU Configuration

Monday, January 28, 2013

Overclocking MSI HD7970

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, 5.0GHz

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

Converted Everything into a Single Loop

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

4.9 GHz and counting.

I had to lower my RAM speeds to 1866MHz with a BUS speed of 200. I ran a 20 minute test with OCCT. Once I get to over 5GHz I will run the test for at least 12 hours. My temps are already getting pretty high though.

Stable 4.8 GHz

I'm going to continue to work on it and try to get it over 5.0GHz. Idle temps are about 20C with fans on low.

She's Back with Corsair AX1200i PSU

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

360 Radiator for Corsair 600T and Built Loop#2

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

Crosshair V Formula-Z Fire Problem Solved

On the top of the board there is a 4pin power connector and an 8pin. I was only using the 4pin when I should have been using both. The 4pin alone was rated for much less voltage.
I will also be replacing the 240 Radiator that had taken a bit of fire damage.  I plan on installing a 360mm rad on the top and separating the mobo from the radiator with the fans.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Here were my settings for the fire.

Fire! Fire! Something is very fishy.

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

Started to OC AMD FX 8350 @ 4.5GHz with Great Temps.

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

Just added EK-FB ASUS C5F-Z and Created a Dual Loop

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.

Friday, January 4, 2013


It looks like Spaghetti and I have to clean it up. I just mounted the SSD to the side carriage and setup the RAID-0. That was a pain in the ass. I also mounted the CM Megaflow for a push pull in the front. Surprisingly it actually dropped my CPU temps by 5C