11/29/2006: Finally up and running. All is going smoothly so far. The worst part about a new build is installing all the programs, drivers, and millions of utilities. But I've got most of that done at this point. I'll most likely get a good overclock done by the weekend, so I'll do benchmarks after I'm stable and add them to this post.
Thanks to everyone who has posted in this thread so far- I really appreciate the support and advice. I think I'm going to force myself to be happy with this build for atleast a year (except for perhaps a DX10 upgrade). But after a year I am definitely looking forward to giving watercooling another shot in a quad core system.
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Thread Recap (last 10 posts from newest to oldest)
Apr 18, 07 at 1:28am
I was leaning towards just leaving it on too. Hopefully I'll start bleeding the system tonight and then it'll be on to overclocking tomorrow
Apr 18, 07 at 12:16am
I think you should be able to push 3 without the IHS removal. Just try good voltage/mem combinations. Remember even if your processor can do 3 doesnt mean your motherboard couldnt hold you back in the end so dont forget to up that mobo v-core also. Please post some pics soon Im in the need to see a really good enthusiast rig especially one thats water cooled and vibration dampend up the arse.
Apr 18, 07 at 12:01am
I'm back after a pretty long absence (I've been really busy with work and school), but I'm in the process of water cooling again. I'm only cooling the CPU and the southbridge, as I'm planning on getting the R600 when that comes out. I've put a good amount of thought into this setup and I really like the way it's going to turn out. I've bought some silicone based gasket sealer from an automotive shop and spread it on the edges of my case doors and got a new Samsung DVD burner that will be a lot quieter than my LG one and spread the silicone stuff on that too to cancel out vibrations. I've also purchased Scythe hard drive silencers and a Zalman fan controller as well as new Scythe fans for the water cooling. I should have pics up in a couple of days when I have everything finished.
The question I have for you guys is I'm debating whether or not remove the IHS again. I would really like to see my processor be stable at 3Ghz and I'm thinking this is the best way to do it.
Jan 15, 07 at 5:05pm
I've tried noise dampening, and I havnt had much success. I went to Lows a while back and bought a few rubber washers. I stuck one between my case and my harddrives. They were big, so I was only able to stick one on each harddrive. I also have 2 on my power supply, and I think thats it. Also, I took some rubber fan holders from an old Dell computer (since they were not stuck on with screws) and stuck one on 4 of my 5 fans. I cant really tell a difference in sound with them on.
My harddrives and most of my fans are pretty quiet. I believe the biggest noise maker in my computer is my heatsink fan. I need to stick a fan controller on it, or something...
Just get some quiet fans, and a fan controller. Set the fans to run at about 90% speed. You loose just a little air flow, but the sound is reduced a lot.
Jan 15, 07 at 11:45am
I'm planning on giving water cooling another shot at the end of the month. I just need a new chipset block and more tubing, but I'll be able to reuse everything i had before. Main reasons I decided to give it another shot are: 1)I'd like to see a better overclock on this rig; 2) I've got the Q-Fan temp control enabled in the bios for a target temp of 54C. With the processor overvolted it heats up a bit when playing games so the fan throttles up and down which is loud; 3) noise- right now there are 6 fans in the case. While I would actually be adding more fans to the case with the radiator they will be running at very low speeds and I can take out the noisy ones that are currently in there. I'm also considering getting some noise dampening material to line the area around the hard drives and other areas to deaden noise.
Dec 16, 06 at 5:20am
much better OC in the showcase
Dec 15, 06 at 11:16am
Looks like I'll be giving water cooling another shot sooner than I thought.
I'm idling around 43C and maxing out around 55C. I've got my Q-Fan controller in the BIOS set to 51C target temperature, so when the cpu temp gets about that the fan goes from quiet to very loud. I could raise the target temerature but it's already running hotter than I'd like. So sometime over winter break I'll probably be having another go at it.
I'm working on another overclock now. As soon as I posted my one in the Showcase I immediately started pushing it up again. Right now I'm Priming a 255 x 11 (2.8Ghz). If it's stable (I'm only 15 minutes into the test now) I'll have a new showcase post and new benchmarks tomorrow night.
Dec 11, 06 at 11:19pm
Legendary SSJ Goku
Well done mate.. nice OC...
Dec 11, 06 at 11:02pm
That's perfect. You can still go higher on your RAM, as it isn't being stressed at all. BTW, you probably could bring the timings down on it a little, as it's DDR550 and you are running DDR500 speeds. But, your HTT is right on and 3ghz is a great overclock, congrats. Welcome to the 12x multi club, too bad my 3400+ can't utilize it to the max, but a high multi helped me get good clocks out of my system without stressing my RAM.
Dec 11, 06 at 9:09pm
Damn you and your nice multipliers..
Nice job though. Looks like you needed to boot the voltage to the same area I needed to in order to get some nice figures.
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