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    Default Re: My FX Build

    Quote Originally Posted by Solara2xb View Post
    time to go custom water cooling to help bring the temps down with the higher OC.
    yeah, that's what I was thinking too. Should I run 140 or 120 rads. I've been eyeing the new XSPC EX 140 series, but haven't seen any reviews on here yet.

    I'm thinking this one in the top: http://www.xs-pc.com/products/radiat...-fan-radiator/
    This one at the rear: EX140 Single Fan Radiator | XSPC.
    And this one in the bottom: http://www.xs-pc.com/products/radiat...-fan-radiator/

    All the rads would have cougar vortex fans in push/pull. I envision the loop as follows: res., 140.3 rad, cpu, 140.1 rad, gpu, 140.2 rad, res.

    Have no idea what other components I should get.
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    Default Re: My FX Build

    I got 4.6Ghz on a 8150 on air

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    Default Re: My FX Build

    Use Prime95. LinX takes the temps over the top. You will be low 50's with Prime95 and have more left in the tank. At that point water would be a diminishing return if ya get 4.6GHz. It may bet ya 200MHz more but maybe 5GHz if you have a binned chip. It would be fun to see if ya can get 5GHz on all cores.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drdeath View Post
    Use Prime95. LinX takes the temps over the top. You will be low 50's with Prime95 and have more left in the tank. At that point water would be a diminishing return if ya get 4.6GHz. It may bet ya 200MHz more but maybe 5GHz if you have a binned chip. It would be fun to see if ya can get 5GHz on all cores.
    Thanks, I'll give it a try. 5GHz would be fun, but I doubt I got lucky enough to get a binned chip.
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    Default Re: My FX Build

    No good. Still too hot for anything above 4.3GHz. My 8120 seems to run hotter than your 8150. Since it was a review sample, you probably have a pick of the litter chip.
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    Ohh no, mine is not good. You can take your chip well into the 60's

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drdeath View Post
    Ohh no, mine is not good. You can take your chip well into the 60's
    Why is yours no good and I thought I should never let the cores go over 60C. Don't talk me into cooking my chip, Jim.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SamCR3 View Post
    yeah, that's what I was thinking too. Should I run 140 or 120 rads. I've been eyeing the new XSPC EX 140 series, but haven't seen any reviews on here yet.

    I'm thinking this one in the top: EX420 Triple Fan Radiator | XSPC
    This one at the rear: EX140 Single Fan Radiator | XSPC.
    And this one in the bottom: EX280 Dual Fan Radiator | XSPC

    All the rads would have cougar vortex fans in push/pull. I envision the loop as follows: res., 140.3 rad, cpu, 140.1 rad, gpu, 140.2 rad, res.

    Have no idea what other components I should get.
    Yea, I've looked into the 140mm rads, Couple of my systems right now have the XSPC rads.. actually only my 700D is running swiftech Rads.. All my other rigs right now are running XSPC..

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    Quote Originally Posted by SamCR3 View Post
    yeah, that's what I was thinking too. Should I run 140 or 120 rads. I've been eyeing the new XSPC EX 140 series, but haven't seen any reviews on here yet.

    I'm thinking this one in the top: EX420 Triple Fan Radiator | XSPC
    This one at the rear: EX140 Single Fan Radiator | XSPC.
    And this one in the bottom: EX280 Dual Fan Radiator | XSPC

    All the rads would have cougar vortex fans in push/pull. I envision the loop as follows: res., 140.3 rad, cpu, 140.1 rad, gpu, 140.2 rad, res.

    Have no idea what other components I should get.
    read this review XSPC EX360 Radiator will give you some idea how the EX radiators perform.
    The different between the 140 vs 120 rads are its size, more surface area equal higher performance. You only gain about 1c from 120 rad to 140 rad, 140mm gives you the quietness operation. However, not all case can fit 140mm rads but if your case support 140mm fan then why not.

    Swiftech MCR-XP rads performance as good as XSPC EX.

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    All ya need is a good 120.3. 120.4 is overkill on AMD. You can even run 2 x GPU and 1 x CPU with a decent 120.3 rad no problems.


    Quote Originally Posted by Solara2xb View Post
    Yea, I've looked into the 140mm rads, Couple of my systems right now have the XSPC rads.. actually only my 700D is running swiftech Rads.. All my other rigs right now are running XSPC..

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    Thanks. I have the NZXT 810 Switch. It has a lot of options for radiators, including 140's. I was going to get 140 rads because I already have a bunch of 140MM fans so that will save me some cash.

    Doesn't seem like the EX series performs all that great. I can fit thicker rads. Would I be better off with some other brand of 140 rad?

    As for waterblocks, I was thinking the Swiftech Apogee HD and the Swiftech Komodo HD7970. Are there better choices?

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    The water blocks are fine, if you want to go with thicker 140s. You can go with Phobya or Coolgate, they are not to expensive but good performers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deton View Post
    The water blocks are fine, if you want to go with thicker 140s. You can go with Phobya or Coolgate, they are not to expensive but good performers.
    Thanks. What do you think of the Raystorm block and do I really need multiple rads, or can I get good cooling of the cpu and gpu with only one rad?

    Edit: Just found your review of the RayStorm: http://www.pureoverclock.com/review.php?id=1392&page=7. Seems like a pretty nice block. I could buy red LEDs for it, correct?
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    I have the Airplex XT 360 at the top of mine at the moment, and a Airplex Pro 240 for the bottom of my 810 which I will be installing in series with my XSPC GPU full water block.
    I picked them up from Aqua computer at a very good price along with all my fittings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinman View Post
    I have the Airplex XT 360 at the top of mine at the moment, and a Airplex Pro 240 for the bottom of my 810 which I will be installing in series with my XSPC GPU full water block.
    I picked them up from Aqua computer at a very good price along with all my fittings.
    Post some pics, Vinny. I'd like to see that set up. I have something similar in mind but with 140 rads so I can put my case fans to good use.
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    I will say I run a Thermochill TA 120.3 rad/ high speed 130CFM fans... with Apogee XT Rev. 1 and the temps stay low 60's at 1.6 volts on a FX processor under load.

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