Xuvial's stamp of approval is enough for me! :P
I've been a long-time fan of the Zalman coolers, too.
Yes, my RAM is 1.5V according to the packaging. That's what I have it set to.
Instead of buying new RAM, which I don't *really* want to do, would I be able to just run my RAM at a lower DDR rate to achieve a higher CPU overclock? It's not really too important, as I feel I'm getting plenty of bang for the buck with just a 900MHz OC. I'm happy enough now that I can run WoW on Ultra and go to a 25-man raid and not see my system crawl 10-15 fps.
In the meantime, I'll stare at the link you provided above to make sure the settings that I do have are correct. I haven't experienced any problems yet, so that's definitely a good sign.
Mage: Klunk @ Stormreaver
You could perhaps tinker with your RAM and see if you can get lower CAS latencies and a lower speed at 1.5v, especially if it was originally intended for 1866MHz frequency and higher CAS latencies. The lower latencies might help with OC potential, though I may be wrong, if your OC is working fine for you that's good, the guide is just more precise in how to OC and more optimal settings. Literally it goes through *everything.* More on the level of enthusiast OCing than average casual OCing.
My final replacement fans came in today along with my Corsair M90.
Now the only loud things in the room are my old rig and keystrokes (don't mind them tho, lovin it actually).
WoW - Windrunner: Snozzberries, Googs, Boryndon, Corndizzle, Kaylin, Georgejetson, Lentis, Knerd, Durlen, Marlevon
Please explain the actual loud part about the HAF X, Tetris. You've always said it is loud, however you've never said exactly what about it is loud. 1x 230mm, 3x200mm, and 1x140mm fans are your options, and they tend to run pretty dang quiet, even if you turn their speeds up.
I never said it was silent, however it is far from "loud."
As I am sure you recall from a number of my posts, I'm in a basement, as such, there is a furnace and sump pump, not too far away from me. I would say about 15-20 feet away from me, around a corner, and they are significantly louder than my computer. In fact they completely drain my computer out, where I turn the computer on and I don't notice a change in noise in the room. So I guess it is silent. I'll go ahead and bite and give you the benefit of the doubt, true it has mesh, true it does have fans (just like your computer), true it does not have sound dampening, unlike yours. However we must consider location and quality of fans in said computer and how high they are set, for me personally? I don't keep mine at super high speeds, and even at higher speeds, 200mm fans tend to be pretty quiet.
For a bit of comparison, right now my HAF X is sitting next to a box ready to be shipped to Cooler Master and my computer is out in open air, as can be seen a page or so ago in some pictures. To be quite honest, I do not hear the 4 total fans that are on the rig right now. We all know how amazing SeaSonic is with the fans they put in their PSUs, the Zalman CNPS 9900ALED is actually very quiet, though I have not stressed my CPU, maybe I should, but as for right now, the only way I can tell the CPU fan is going is I can feel a very light and pleasant breeze on my face from it. Then you have the 2 fans on my MSI TF II (non-propeller version, I really like TFII over the TFIII. The TFII has the same type of fan blades as the Asus DCII cooler.) and I cannot hear them either.
I wish you could come and hear my computer in person, I'd love to hear your extremely specific opinion.
Also. The HAF cases. I've heard them. Not gonna get "not so loud" in them. I think you should visit someone who really has a "not so loud" pc and you'll hear that, yea, there's a difference.
I don't know what HAF cases you've heard or whose you heard, however my ears work pretty darn well, I've consistently been told by doctors I have, quite literally, perfect hearing, and I can tell you, my computer was very quiet. Like I said though, it *could* be that it was being drained out by my house's furnace and sump pump, however I've literally been right next to the computer, and I can hardly hear it at all. Any quieter and it will literally be silent.
Anyways tetris, I'd like to just compromise and let bygones be bygones and agree to disagree. ;p You have not heard my computer, I have not heard yours. However, being that you're the resident Fractal expert, the Fractal Design Define XL, how do you like it? Is it pretty much just an R3 "full-tower version?" How is the cable management? Is there ample room behind the motherboard tray? I know I will be returning the brand new HAF X for store credit at the store I got the old one from, kind of torn on what chassis to go for. Considering a few, being the Silverstone Raven RV01, Fractal Design Define XL, (maybe?) NZXT Switch 810, Cosmos 2 (not likely).... thoughts?
unsure if this is allowed, but i'm this ][ close to buying this. one of my friends who i work with built it. he calls it project citrus
CASE: Lian Li A05nb
CPU: AMD FX 8150
MOBO: Gigabyte 990fxa-UD5
PSU: Corsair HX650W
RAM: GSkill Ripjaws DDR3 4x2gb
GPU: EVGA 9800gtx+
still fairly powerful, heres the kicker (pics)
more pics at overclock.net
I'll ignore the fact it's a Bulldozer-based system and say, HOLY COW. That is a beaut. Your friend really did a great job, aside from the mismatching colors tetris pointed out, it looks ridiculously sweet. Now you guys just need to work on upgrading that GPU to something a little bit more current.
Hey bulldozer may not have been the intel killer it was believed to be but it really is not a shabby set of cpu's knock a few bucks of it and it would be so much more all appealing by all means. Also deltrus I have a silent(not really) pc for my living room and compared to my old case the haf 922 is so much louder. It's basically just a protective shell rather than a true case. It's like comparing a mercedes to a crown vic 1 has all sorts of wild soundproofing and suspension to make the ride as enjoyable as possible the other has some but its a lot louder now cut a hole in the hood and it will sound even worse!
Simple reply - again, you guys have not heard mine, perhaps there is some difference. I did, however, replace the fans, if people forgot. I got some Cooler Master Megaflows (reds), a Xigmatek 140mm red, and a Xigmatek 200mm blue Crystal series fans..... they're all insanely quiet.
Xigmatek 140mm: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233054
Xigmatek 200mm: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233075
The XIGMATEK LED Fan Crystal series runs at an ultra-low noise level (<18 dBA) to deliver a quiet computer environment. Anti-vibration rubbers are attached.
Cooler Master Megaflow: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103072
HIGH COOLING PERFORMANCE WITH LOW RPM AND EXTREME SILENCE
The Cooler Master MegaFlow 200 R4-LUS-07AR-GP features a huge 200mm fan running at 700 RPM to deliver high air flow of 110 CFM and low to 19 dBA noise level for outstanding heat dissipation as well as quiet operation.
I believe I ran these fans all under what they're listed, like the CM Megaflow at 700 RPM, I may have been running it at a lower level. I know my Sentry 2 fan controller had all of my fans set at 40%, any lower and it just shut them off, oddly enough. Kind of like how my TFII 560 Ti won't lower the fans below 40%. O_o
Just got myself some new peripherals:
Mionix Naos 5000
Mionix Propus 380
Corsair Vengeance K90
Thanks, Marest! I needed some neck-practice here. :P
Looking fun though.
In retrospect, I have mixed feelings about the G510. Finding the apps to make use of the LCD screen is a pain, and the thing doesn't work until I've booted into Windows. That's a nuisance. Having to use a second keyboard for whenever I want to enter BIOS is a nuisance.
Case: Cooler Master Haf 932 Advanced
Motherboard: Asus p8p67 Rev. 3.1
CPU: Intel i5 2500k
CPU cooler: Coolermaster hyper 212 plus
Video: HiS Radeon HD 6950 IceQ
Ram: g.Skill 16gb(4x4) 1600 mhtz
Power: OCZ zt 750W
SSD: Crucial M4 128gb
Hard Drive: 500gb WD Caviar Black
Fan Controller: Scythe Kaze Master Pro
This is my current build.
The only short-term changes I have in mind are changing the 9x Koolance fans inside of the ERM-3K3UC to a set of 9x Noctua NF-F12s. I'm also considering selling off my remaining GTX 590 so I can pick up a set of 3 eVGA GTX 580 Classied Ultra HCs. However, Kepler shouldn't be too far away, so I'll likely just keep this thing until the 580 equivalent is released.
Chassis (cooling excluded):
Case - Corsair Obsidian 800D
Power Supply - Corsair AX1200
Motherboard - eVGA Classified 3
Processor - Intel i7-990x 4.4GHz at 1.35v. Idle temps are ~22-26c and full load temps are ~42-48c after an hour of Prime.
Graphics Card - eVGA GTX 590 Classified
Memory - 24GB Corsair Vengeance
HDD Storage - 4x 1TB Western Digital RE4 in RAID5
OS SSD - 2x 240GB Corsair Force GT in RAID0
Processor and Graphics Card Loop:
Core - Koolance ERM-3K3UC (pump, radiator, reservoir, fans, and all controllers are included in this).
CPU Block - Koolance CPU-370
Graphic Card Block - Koolance VID-NX590
Temperature Sensor - Koolance SEN-AP008PB
Flow Meter - Koolance INS-FM18
Tubing - Tygon R-3603 10mm ID 13mm OD
Memory and Motherboard Loop:
Core - Koolance RP-1200 (pump, reservoir, and applicable controller is included in this).
Radiator - Koolance HX-CU1020V
Memory Blocks - 6x Koolance RAM-33
Memory Block Fittings - CNT-MEAU
Motherboard Block - EK-FB eVGA x58 Classified 3
Temperature Sensor - Koolance SEN-AP008G
Flow Meter - Koolance INS-FM18
Tubing - Tygon R-3603 10mm ID 13mm OD
Fans - 3x 120mm BitFenix Spectre LED.
Fans - 1x 120mm BitFenix Spectre LED and 3x 140mm BitFenix Spectre LED
Fan Controller - Scythe Kaze Master
Monitors - 2x 27" Apple LED Cinema Displays (One is controlled my my PC, and the other is controlled by my Mac Pro, Xbox, and PS3).
CD/DVD Drive - Walmart special - relatively pointless component for me. The black plastic bezel is atrocious, so I just keep it unplugged and hidden from sight.
I think that's most everything, but I'm sure I've missed a thing or two here and there. I'd love to add a few images and/or a validation link to this post, but that's apparently impossible due to my not being a social butterfly on a forum.
Last edited by Kass; 2012-02-07 at 07:16 PM.
Just ordered this: