- Feb 20, 2020
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|System Name||Ghetto Rigs x299|z490|x99|Acer 17 Nitro 7840hs/ 4060/ 2tb 980 pro/ 4tb sn850x|
|Processor||9940x w/Optimus Foundation | 10900k w/Black Noctua D15 | 5930k w/Reg-Noctua D15|
|Motherboard||X299 Rampage VI Apex | z490 Maximus XII Apex | x99 Sabertooth|
|Cooling||D5 combo/280 GTX/ VRM copper water block/280 GTX/ Optimus Foundation/ 1080ti FTW3|
|Memory||Trident-Z 3600C16 4x8gb | Trident-Z Royal 4000c16 2x16gb | Trident-Z 3200c14 4x8gb|
|Video Card(s)||1080ti FTW3-On Loop | Titan Xp-w/ Only GPU loop | evga 980ti gaming-w/ air|
|Storage||970evo500gb/ 980Pro2tb|970evo+/ sn850x 4tb |Many sammy 2.5" ssd's 850 Pro/ 860 pro's for os|
|Display(s)||1-AOC G2460PG 24"G-Sync 144Hz/ 2nd 1-ASUS VG248QE 24"/ 3rd LG 43" series|
|Case||D450 second floor for 2nd rad x2/ Cherry Entertainment center on Test bench|
|Audio Device(s)||Built in Realtek x2 with 2-Insignia 2.0 sound bars & 1-LG sound bar|
|Power Supply||EVGA 1200P2 | 1000P2 with APC AX1500 | 850P2 with CyberPower-GX1325U | a 750P2 unused|
|Mouse||Redragon Perdition x3|
|Software||Win-7 pro x3 and Linux Cinnamon 20.2x2 & win-10 & 11pro x3|
|Benchmark Scores||Are in the benchmark section|
Hi,And I can personally vouch for the Foundation block. The 3070 Ti forced me back to the C14S or else I would still be using it. But, to be honest I don't miss it that much at 142W, it is a big difference thermally but you know how these CPUs are, no real diff
The TechN is as good if not better.
TechN if you're in the EU is a good option
They did have some wonky cold plate milling quality issues "cooling fins were crooked as hell" in the beginning though not sure that was fixed or not they said they weren't binning bad cold plates because it would add to costs I had some image samples but they are on a different machine.
Optimus always has good quality and frankly these two blocks cost the same amount in the US it's a go to if in stock.
Here's a sample
By the way I would of gotten a techn intel copper if they had one but no way a nickel plated one with that type of milling.