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TPU's Core i7 Overclocking and Feedback

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by dark2099, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. Fitseries3

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    my comment on "heat issues":

    new platform comes out with new cpus.... uses a die 3x the size of a 45nm dualcore die and we are throwing coolers designed for 775 chips on them....

    OBVIOUSLY there is going to be heat issues. i bet alot of the 775 coolers TOTALLY suck on i7 just because of the simple fact that they werent designed for i7 cpus(quads at least).

    the heat issues arent that bad really.... you just need a cooler that can keep a quad cool. these i7 quads put out 130w at the least.... let alone OCed, probably alot more. people using Phase and cascade are having to tune their units to hold a heat load between 280-450watts which is massive when compared to 775 chips.

    IMO, a cheap 775 cooler is NOT going to be worth a crap for an OCed i7 quad.
     
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    +1 I'm going back to water for i7 because the cost of the high end air coolers I can get a good water block and run a simple loop.
     
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    got some new stuff in...

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    this thing came in the smallest damn box...

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    VERY nice, looking foward to seeing your results with that beast on her!
     
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    Man that stuff looks nicer than what they picture on their websites! Glad to be doing something similar. :D
     
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    dry fit...

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    ^^^ the NB block guys.... guess its hard to notice without the loop setup
     
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    I was just about to say, from the looks dry, but not for long. Looks good!!!
     
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    Is a chipset block even necessary on X58? I thought they ran nice and cool already.
     
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    mine was running 41c - 54c on this board. i have a TON of PCI-e bandwidth traveling through it though.
     
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    Good to know then. Besides, it's not like I think you shouldn't have done it. I'm all for water cooling whatever you can fit a block on. lol. Was just wondering how beneficial it might be.
     
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    nice board! Hope to see it on water soon
     
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    props to swiftech on the perfect backplate design. i love it.

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    ready to plumb it up...

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    looking great fit :toast: cheers, keep us posted.
     
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    oh man i love it....

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    Looks sick! I always wanted to run a NB block on my DFI P35, but you talked me into getting the P5Q3...grr...
     
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    awesome. You think there is any benefit from cooling the v regs and the SB fit? While your at it you might as well :)
     
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    the NB block is actually the centerpoint to pull heat from everything on this board. they are all connected by heatpipes so if you remove heat from the NB then it will drop the temps of everything else(it should).
     
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    Not only that, but with as much gfx card swapping as you do, a SB block would be a royal PITA.
     
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    yup...

    look at the SB in this pic... the actual SB chip is under where it says ASUS on the heatsink...

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    That looks awesome fits!

    Interesting rad btw. A car heater core w/ a shroud to fit a 120mm fan? Or did you buy it like that?
     
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    interesting point there FIT, wish I should have thought of that when I ordered my mobo blocks for my old board, which I will be using on this board shortly.

    I ordered Koolance NB, SB, and vreg block with heat transfer plate. It was a few bucks just so you know. As opposed to only buying one NB block
     
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    its a thermochill PA160.1 with the thermochill fan shroud. im using a scythe ultra kaze 133cfm fan on it and i regulate it down a bit.
     
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    Nice! :D How does that compare to a more conventional 120x240 rad from dd/swiftech?

    edit: nvm, thermochill website says it all :p

    Can't wait til i have some money to get a core i7 setup!
     
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