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  1. d1nky

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    Well done to all competitors! There was a massive turn out, 27 members competed!

    We just have to verify and validate all submissions, winners will be announced tomorrow!

    THANK YOU FOR COMPETING!


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    We shall be conducting winner announcements and prize draw soon, sorry for the delay.

    There are a few technicalities that need validating!

    Thanks for being patient!
  3. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    I should have submitted my better superpi times. They hardly beat my dirty fx score...oh well congrats to the soon to be winners and thanks for the participation.
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    ANNOUNCEMENT **PRIZE AND WINNER DRAW 21/12/13 SATURDAY PM**
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    HWbot is adding point value to some benchmarks LINK
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    Have a great Christmas holiday everyone! Regards TPU hwbot team!
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    Does anyone know of any issues that come up when running a computer at really low ambients because while my coolant is good around -15C° I'm not so sure about the GPU MB and HDD. Because I'm coming back from the Maldives and am planning to do subzero ambient runs they will probably only be a couple hours but I'm still concerned about everything surviving.
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    insulate the hose and around the socket properly. get plenty of airflow as well. A mix of anti-freeze, to about 1/3 anti and 2/3 water.

    it really depends if the rig is in the subzero ambients or in a warmer atmosphere. If its the latter you will need to insulate it all properly. watch for any condensation build up, maybe use a spare HDD if all in subzero.

    ive taken my rig out below zero a few times and had no problems, I know people that have the loop outside and rig inside, this is when the condensation forms around the socket!
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    Why do I have to insulate around the socket if everything is gonna be cold I thought you only had to deal with that if the coolant/cooler was colder than the air.
    I solved all issues of the water freezing already it will definetly stay liquid down to -10 and maybe even -15 but that would be pushing it.
    As for the HDD that's a problem because I'm rather new to building computers and therefore don't have a large amount of spare anything.
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    fuck that, get a big desk fan and have it blow across the colder parts. airflow will stop condensation at that kind of level.

    if you are talking about something very sub zero like -50 and bellow then you need to go nuts keeping it insulated but not for a rad in a slushy or sat in the snow.

    maybe tie some paper towels to the tubing just in case but beyond that i do not think it is needed myself as long as you have some airflow over it.

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    just got on the front page on hwbot :D
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    Well I'm taking the whole rig outside so I won't have coolant that's colder than the ambient. I think the coolant will end up at around -10C° if the air is -14C° so doubt condensation will be a problem.

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    fair play to the guys benching over the holidays! youre lucky and i envy you!

    And I'd Like to thank everyone that's contributed to the team during the techPowerUp! hwbot comeback!

    Rock on next year, more benching and more comps!

    HAPPY NEW YEARS EVERYONE!
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    Im thinking of a little in-house, forum only competition, Maybe a small prize give-away or similar!

    Who would be up for a monthly competition between forum members?
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    If you have some multi threaded benchmarks sure(my poor 3960X doesn't like SuperPi).
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    Im thinking of something like cinebench, then divided between AMD and intel.

    Try to keep it fair, get more people posting and joining in on the fun!
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    Messaging to make sure everyone is alive after new years lol

    Lots of respect to johni5, steponz and formula44 with the consistent benches, i may come up with an idea to reward the top bencher for the month ;)

    Also TPU Hwbot team captains are coming up with a strategy to get us up in rankings.

    Myself is planning to get on the subzero soon!
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    Still alive but the weather is terrible it's winter and yet it's 10C° outside so I'm waiting for better temperatures and am spending the time working on other things. The good news is I finally devised a plan to cool the GTX 590 cheaply by zip tying two of these to the cores now all I need is to find/buy a more powerful soldering pen and a pair of E power boards. I will be getting a 350GB HDD which will become my XP disk so I will be redoing my SPi and Cinbench runs once my friend gives it to me.
    The only thing I'm kinda annoyed about is that all the GPUs I've had so far have clocked like crap my hd 7970 needed 1.283V to get 1190mhz and the GTX590 won't go over 700mhz on stock volts so I really hope that either the R9 290 or the R9 290X clocks well.
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    big props to some of our not great english speakers!!!!

    some great scores being thrown up for the team power points :D
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    I know, I'm glad they joined us.

    I'm trying to plan some prize or something for member of the month to thank the hard Work!
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    Its crazy how quickly we have climbed up!
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    Yea i couldnt believe it, i started out just trying to get some of TPU members benching again. And now we have a decent team with a lot of knowledgeable people that are No.37

    My plans are to get TPU into the top 20, a strong extreme oc group and plenty more comps.


    Must say a massive thanks to firekillerGR for helping this noob out lol
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    Once I'm done with making my GTX 590 a CLC cooled zombie I might(who knows once it has a better VRM and cooling I might fall for it again like I did when I first bought it) put it up as a prize in the next big contest the only thing I see as a problem is that once it's zombified it will be much more fragile than a regular GPU and there is almost no way it will fit in a case(I'm guessing it'll take up 4 to 6 PCI-e slots).
    BTW I got my R9 290 and R9 290X Windforce cards so I'll be benching Heaven Extreme and the 3Dmarks later today.
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    Can i join O.O
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    sure just make a HWbot account and in the profile where it says team put in TPU and start submitting scores.
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