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[i5_alive]

The goal of this build
  • Overclock the i5 750 to a modest 4GHz
  • Maintain a full max CPU load temperature of 65C or below
  • Build a clean and functional water loop within the NZXT Tempest EVO

Components / Hardware
  • NZXT Tempest EVO Case
  • Intel i5 750 2.6GHz Quad Core CPU
  • ASUS P7P55D Deluxe
  • Kingston DDR3 1600MHz 2x2GB Memory
  • XFX ATi 5770
  • 74GB WD Raptor 10,000RPM Hard Drive
  • Samsung DVD-RW +/- Optical Drive
  • 320GB Seagate Barracuda 7,200 Hard Drive No longer using this.
  • Thermaltake Tough Power XT 850W Power Supply Selling this to get a Corsair 650HX or 750HX, whichever I can afford.
  • Clear plexiglass side panel window replacement (I don't like the smoked window or the side panel fan)

Water Parts
  • Swiftech Apogee GTZ CPU Block
  • EK ASUS P7P55D Acrylic Chipset and MOSFET's Blocks
  • EK Reservoir Combo DCP 4.0
  • EK MCP 4.0 Water Pump
  • EK 5770 GPU Block
  • HW Labs SR1 120 Radiator
  • Koolance 2x140 Radiator
  • PrimoFlex 7/16 inch Inner Diameter Tubing - White
  • BitsPower Matte Black 1/2 inch Barbs

- Have
- Don't have yet


Rough Google SketchUp of routing plan (this is the very early idea, changed since then)


Parts ordered


More updates to come this weekend.
 
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What fans you plan on getting for the rad?
 
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Not sure yet dark. Gotta find some beefy high cfm 140mm's.
 
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Yea, IIRC, when I was looking cause I thought a rad I was getting was 140mm, the options weren't great for quiet. But from what I learned after having a 4x120mm and 2x120mm with 8 fans with poor CFM, more for quiet, wouldn't cool for shit. Throw six 3K Ultra Kaze's on the rads and shit worked like it should. My advice, get a fan controller for the fan so if you get some ridiculously loud fans, you can control it some.
 
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Board is ready for blocks, just waiting for them to arrive. Did a bunch of cable management and sleeving, the Tempest is looking good so far. I'll post pics of it tomorrow. :)
 
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Sleeved. 120x38mm 2,000 RPM Ultra Kaze will be keeping the single 120mm rad cool. Also, no more HD cages. :]



Will soon be cooling a 2x140 Koolance radiator.
 
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I think I'll stick around and see where this goes. Be ing a Tempest owner myself maybe I learn a thing or two because I am going to be throwing in a loop was well.

Your lucky you have the Evo, I had to paint cut all the extra holes myself.;)
 
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where is the 120 going
 
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thats looking good
 
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Is that VRM Cooling? Never seen such a beastie before. Best of luck with your loop!
 
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I think I'll stick around and see where this goes. Be ing a Tempest owner myself maybe I learn a thing or two because I am going to be throwing in a loop was well.

Your lucky you have the Evo, I had to paint cut all the extra holes myself.;)

Yeah, the EVO has two major things that make it awesome.
1) Extra cable management options
2) ALL black interior

where is the 120 going

Bottom from FBi.
 

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Why would you want to water-cool the P55? It has no role to play in overclocking, even if it runs hot, it won't affect stability.
 
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Yeah, the EVO has two major things that make it awesome.
1) Extra cable management options
2) ALL black interior

One of my favorat features is the psu intake vent on the bottom. I just bought a new dremel and I'm make my own psu vent tonight.;)

Have you decided what 140mm fans your going to get? What about the Noctua NF-P14's?
 
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One of my favorat features is the psu intake vent on the bottom. I just bought a new dremel and I'm make my own psu vent tonight.;)

Have you decided what 140mm fans your going to get? What about the Noctua NF-P14's?

I'm going to stay with the ones that came with the Tempest, for now. I plan to replace them before summer comes. Considering my other part priorities (PSU, gpu, and gpu block), those can wait. Besides. I can't find any that are black with white fins/blades. :(
 
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I'm gonna have to build up a new sketch tonight... things have changgeeedddd. :)
 
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i have an i5, you probably wont need anywhere near 1.38v for 4ghz... mine is stable at 1.27 at 4ghz, and i only need 1.32 for 4.2Ghz.

YMMV but everything I see the i5's are overclocking like monsters.

Edit: Also why would you cool the southbridge or the VRM's at 1.3xv ? P55 doesnt get hot at all, and mine even has an nf200 chip on it.
 
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i have an i5, you probably wont need anywhere near 1.38v for 4ghz... mine is stable at 1.27 at 4ghz, and i only need 1.32 for 4.2Ghz.

YMMV but everything I see the i5's are overclocking like monsters.

Edit: Also why would you cool the southbridge or the VRM's at 1.3xv ? P55 doesnt get hot at all, and mine even has an nf200 chip on it.

Mine was running at 4.06, 214x19, and 1600MHz memory at 2070MHz. Required 1.38v to be 100% stable. This is the same CPU, memory, and board that I had during the review. This time around, it will be under water, thats the only difference.



As for cooling the SB and VRM's, because it will look fantastic lol.
 
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Number 5 is alive!
 
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At 1.38v, 4.06GHz, it would idle around 35c and have a full load (linpack) around 70c from what I can recall. It's been awhile so I may be a little off on exact temps. This was with a Noctua UH-12P and two 2,000rpm 120mm fans.

EDIT:
http://forums.techpowerup.com/showpost.php?p=1573311&postcount=185

@ Binge

Here is the power usage information you wanted.

Specs
  • ASUS P7P55D Deluxe
  • Intel i5 750 @ 4,066GHz
    1.3875v | 1.30v IMC | 1.8v PLL | 1.05v PCH
  • ASUS 9600 GSO 512MB
  • Thermaltake Tough Power XT 850W PSU
  • 74 GB Western Digital Raptor
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154W Idle
188W while running 3DMark Vantage
300W while running a linpack test

33C Idle (coolest core)
74C full load (hottest core)

http://forums.techpowerup.com/showpost.php?p=1572512&postcount=153
Highest I could get it to play at.
 
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Corsair 650 HX PSU, XFX 5770, EK 5770 water block, more Bitspower matte black fittings and plugs, and finally a HW Labs Black Ice SR1 120 radiator (55mm thick). This is gonna be fun and challenging, Tempest EVO is going to look badass. :)
 
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Board is ready for some water love! Nevermind the Noctua cooler in the picture. ;) . I'm ready to get this build going, just a matter of waiting for the goodies to arrive.
 
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