1. #8521
    Quote Originally Posted by Bigmits View Post
    please elaborate on this. im intrigued.
    The FX architecture is kind of weird and what AMD likes to call a core isn't exactly true in the conventional meaning of the word, they are sharing parts with each other in the modules. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...fx,3043-4.html http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/artic...hitecture/1078

    Also while I mentioned the price it was more about you picking a cheaper sub-par CPU while obviously spending so much on high quality parts everywhere else. I was just questioning why the CPU was the part you decided to cut your expenses on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigmits View Post
    please elaborate on this. im intrigued.
    Usually a core has one "node" (there's a better word, but it eludes me). AMD instead calls the node the core, and each actual core has two of these nodes.

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    Had another one of these arrive:

    http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/z...816_183924.jpg

    Added it alongside the previous:

    http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/z...816_185931.jpg

    http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/z...816_185910.jpg

    Sorted! Palit Jetstream 4GB 680's running in SLI.

    http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/4137775

    Slight overclock of +60 on each core.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fierae View Post
    Had another one of these arrive:

    http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/z...816_183924.jpg

    Added it alongside the previous:

    http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/z...816_185931.jpg

    http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/z...816_185910.jpg

    Sorted! Palit Jetstream 4GB 680's running in SLI.

    http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/4137775

    Slight overclock of +60 on each core.
    That looks really nice, shame on the SLI bridge though. I wish all companies made them black like Asus ROG.
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    Quote Originally Posted by n0cturnal View Post
    That looks really nice, shame on the SLI bridge though. I wish all companies made them black like Asus ROG.
    I bought an ROG Bridge off ebay for that exact reason

    .........just had to RMA one of my own 680 Jetstreams (only 2GB) that i got back in April, coz the core's so unstable that even after underclocking it by 100mhz on both core and memory, it still cant avoid hanging every 5-15mins - still waiting to get it's replacement back
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    You know how people talk about how you could just make a piece of rock with a billion health and damage and call it "hard"?

    Ra-den is what you get when a designer thinks that's actually a really good idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by n0cturnal View Post
    That looks really nice, shame on the SLI bridge though. I wish all companies made them black like Asus ROG.
    Yeah, I might change it at some point when I can be bothered!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dela2k10 View Post
    .........just had to RMA one of my own 680 Jetstreams (only 2GB) that i got back in April, coz the core's so unstable that even after underclocking it by 100mhz on both core and memory, it still cant avoid hanging every 5-15mins - still waiting to get it's replacement back
    My original 4GB one was RMA'd as it would crash on +20 core. Cap whine and fan ticking too. Was probably something to do with the power phases.
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    I do have to say, even though the cable management is crap, and the potential work-ability is limited, the FT02 is still one of the best and highest quality cases i have ever worked with
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  9. #8529
    Quote Originally Posted by Marest View Post
    Many pictures, handle it!
    That looks great, wish I had a fortress and color matched parts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marest View Post
    Marest, you tease.
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    Marest, what sound card is that in your case? (Assuming it's a sound card.) O.o
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    Looks like an ASUS Xonar DX to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by noteworthynerd View Post
    Rear fan should be turned to intake, feeds the reservoir fans (that's how I've got mine setup, anyway).
    I was thinking of leaving it in, I actually replaced the stock fan.
    But I may remove it completely.

    I just have to be careful of negative pressure. Don't want it to be sucking dust in every little gap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fierae View Post
    Had another one of these arrive:

    http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/z...816_183924.jpg

    Added it alongside the previous:

    http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/z...816_185931.jpg

    http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/z...816_185910.jpg

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    http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/4137775

    Slight overclock of +60 on each core.
    ..... I am jelly. x_x

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    Quote Originally Posted by FearXI View Post
    I was thinking of leaving it in, I actually replaced the stock fan.
    But I may remove it completely.

    I just have to be careful of negative pressure. Don't want it to be sucking dust in every little gap.
    Don't you already have huge amounts of negative pressure? You have 2 fans pushing in air and 5 out?
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  16. #8536
    Quote Originally Posted by Marest View Post
    *snip*
    Lovely sleeving work there. Really need to get around to doing the rest of my PSU in white. Glad to see another Silverstone user as well. Hard to show any interest in new cases when the RV and FT series are so unique and efficient.

    Here's a grainy webcam shot of my RV02.

    http://i.minus.com/jycGh1NCxcZf7.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by n0cturnal View Post
    Don't you already have huge amounts of negative pressure? You have 2 fans pushing in air and 5 out?
    Exactly.
    I'm looking into using the lower rad 4 fans pushing in and the 6 fans pushing out.
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  18. #8538
    Quote Originally Posted by FearXI View Post
    Exactly.
    I'm looking into using the lower rad 4 fans pushing in and the 6 fans pushing out.
    Still tons of negative pressure and you'll be supplying your top radiator with already heated air, pretty much negating even having that top radiator in the loop in the first place.

    Long story short, your front radiator isn't doing anything special. You may be dropping 1-1.5c in temps, but not much more. You would be better off taking it out of your system altogether and setting up some proper air flow. If having two radiators for whatever reason is an absolute necessity, make one of them external.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glo View Post
    Still tons of negative pressure and you'll be supplying your top radiator with already heated air, pretty much negating even having that top radiator in the loop in the first place.

    Long story short, your front radiator isn't doing anything special. You may be dropping 1-1.5c in temps, but not much more. You would be better off taking it out of your system altogether and setting up some proper air flow. If having two radiators for whatever reason is an absolute necessity, make one of them external.
    I think I'll give it a try.
    If anything I could put it back in if the temps are higher than I'd like.
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    When it comes to water cooling, negative pressure actually creates better circulation with less turbulence and fewer hot spots, though loop temps might increase slightly.

    The front radiator is of course, not useless. The more radiator surface area the better the heat transfer...it doesn't matter if the hot air is going into the case. What matters is that heat is being transferred into the air at all.

    If loop temps are what is most important to you, the best configuration would probably be to have every single radiator fan as intakes and the single rear fan as an exhaust. If you want balance, I would just leave the configuration as front-intake, top-exhaust with the rear fan as an intake.
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