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MeanBruceROG
10-07-2012, 12:26 AM
ask Viz...

kkn
10-07-2012, 05:01 PM
use your own cell then, not hers :P

Frost
10-07-2012, 06:57 PM
I can't believe it! Way to go Bruce and any others that help launch this site! I've not been around lately because of the frustration Bruce, I, and others were having! Well guess what?... It looks like I'll be around more! Again, Way to go!!!

Frost
10-08-2012, 06:22 PM
That sounds awesome Bruce! Getting those Vcore volts down would be very beneficial. Now concerning proc temps, 1mm can be a world of difference of said temps. And as my research has previously indicated, having your proc's lid/heat sink assembled in Malay makes a difference too. But we always want more... so might I gingerly suggest 2 alternatives if one can't get the desired o/c with lower volts. Lapping and/or delidding the proc :)

I'm sure once you post a "seed" o/c profile many others will follow/post theirs for the Formula and Extreme boards, although I was thinking that maybe Asus hasn't yet allowed the postings because... there's none there. So your-hopefully-success with the profile upload is greatly anticipated. And should you be able to upload, then why in the heck haven't the professionals posted any of theirs seeing that we just made another world record, Mmm...

I'm not sure if the first paragraph is directly related/appropriate to our boards/this forum and if not, I apologize in advance. All the best of luck MeanBruce and any others that take on this endeavor! May Asus live long and prosper!

kkn
10-08-2012, 06:26 PM
from what i remember, i dont think that profile thingy is up and rurning yet.
i think they had some problems whit it.

look at the sticky in this tread : http://rog.asus.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?152-ROG-Exchange

Frost
10-08-2012, 06:52 PM
I believe your right kkn, from what I heard they had some problem with the BIOS/UEFI code and we have to wait until that is sorted out :(

Askari
10-13-2012, 07:10 PM
Hi guys, hope you are well... Am new to ROG community and am glad to have stummble on this thread. Im currently settiing up a build but not all my components have shipped in. I only have the mobo with me :(

I hope to get to know you guys better..

Cheers.:cool:

Frost
10-14-2012, 06:08 PM
Welcome Askari :)

kkn
10-15-2012, 03:48 PM
and from the HardwareCanucks a short review

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=katj8M6eHCk&feature=share

kkn
10-15-2012, 07:41 PM
lol, well first of all i have to complete mine so :s
its in the build section

Squallalaha
10-15-2012, 07:56 PM
So, is this just to sign up and you are in?

If so, your ideas intrigue me.

I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.

Squallalaha
10-16-2012, 01:13 PM
This will be going in my build thread, but here it is today (mnd you the 2nd Card isnt morking ATM, trying to find out why.)

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Frost
10-16-2012, 04:02 PM
Hello All, I hope everything is well for every Asus enthusiast!

As we all know our MB's are capable of amazing clocks, scores, and benchmarks, especially in the sub-zero realm. So I was wondering from other members... What are the best OC's ppl have achieved with just air, water, closed loop systems,etc with our Extreme and Formula MB's.
Please be detailed, I've been doing ALOT of research with what to expect out of our MB's with the other components i.e. processors, ram,etc and I've noticed that sometimes the other components quality isn't as good as our boards amazing design/manufacture quality which seems to hold us back at achieving what we may want with our MB's

So I thought this may be a good discussion topic as it relates to our finely crafted motherboards! :o

Zka17
10-17-2012, 10:00 PM
Bruce, I think, doing it from the Ai Suite is the worst thing you can do... better use the USB method from BIOS... - it's just a humble opinion... if you really want to do it from OS (Ai Suite), at least make sure that your system is stable... very stable!

Frost
10-18-2012, 12:12 AM
I used the USB bios update with the rear I/O flash button the first time, but the last two bios updates went fine using the AI Suite Update, very stable indeed. Either way seems to work fine. I am only going to use the USB method as an emergency recovery, if one of the two bios chips needs reflashing and I cannot gain access into windows, otherwise the AI Suite is beautifully simple and works just as well.

I try not to create any more complexity in my system than is truly needed, bios flashback seems much too complex just for a simple update, I've had no issues, beyond PLX reconfiguring, so as long as it stays sweet, I'll keep loving it, and keep it simple.

I totally agree with MeanBruce... (but this wasn't always the case). If one should have any other MB that only has "one" BIOS chip then I would agree with you Zka17. But don't forget we're special :) As you should know our MB's have two BIOS chips! So BIOS corruption is a near non-issue for us, if you flunk one just boot to the other and then re-flash the second! And for this reason I agree with MeanBruce.

It is my intention to purchase a third BIOS chip from Asus for $15.00 and keep it locked away in case the absolute worst should happen.

I hope this helped :)

Zka17
10-18-2012, 12:22 AM
OK, guys... I just expressed my opinion... everyone does as it feels better... :)

Frost
10-18-2012, 12:43 AM
OK, guys... I just expressed my opinion... everyone does as it feels better... :)
I just wanted to respond to that, Please take no offense and have a nice day :)

Zka17
10-18-2012, 12:47 AM
Absolutely no problem, mate! :D

Zka17
10-18-2012, 02:47 AM
you should always purvey to others some actual positive user experience that is helpful in some way, therefore they benefit from the reading.

I thought that I did... :) If you feel otherwise, just disregard what I wrote...

danskieness
10-18-2012, 09:38 AM
If you own a Maximus V Formula or Extreme, you are in the club, just post a pic with your username and I will add your name to the members list.:)


<- USERNAME

http://sphotos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/61444_3426666519050_640354978_n.jpg

this week is the worst day of my life, my 7850 just died on me -_- i have to rma it back to singapore.

anyhow proud owner of MVF

as regarding to back-reads

i honestly believe Z, even hiViz told me that the os was too complex by complex i believe he meant the bios have to go thru the ai suite, then the os then to a pass thru somewhere and then the bios; while a dos bios flushing is much safer, the truth of the reality is unless or even your not running a very stable system you should flash the bios not thru windows, but since i was too always busy, ever since bios 07** i've been flashing thru AI SUITE

TLDR : we have to give changes chances, or else it wouldn't improve in the near future ;)

Frost
10-20-2012, 05:57 PM
Very nice setup danskieness and I'm sorry to hear about your loss, hopefully though this will allow you to upgrade to something better!

Askari
10-21-2012, 12:51 PM
Very very nice... i really like :cool: Night pics?:)

Frost
10-21-2012, 11:21 PM
ROG Exchange Now Activated For ALL Maximus Boards!!! (Through a BIOS update for MVE & MVF owners)

Who's going to be the first to post a Stable 5ghz on air profile?!?:o

tw33k
10-22-2012, 02:34 AM
Maximus V Formula

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denis_fdrv
10-22-2012, 02:38 PM
Hi all,

I'm an MVF/ThunderFX owner and use Win 8 x64 RTM at the moment. I'm curious about one thing: for some reason, the page on the official Asus site where one can download software, bios, etc. for MVF/ThunderFX is outdated compared to the same page for the MVF board (non-ThunderFX version), particularly for the Win8 operating system. A lot of applications and software utilities are not even present on the page for the ThunderFX version. Looks like two boards are the same except for that ThunderFX card... So, does anyone here know whether the software for the MVF non-ThunderFX board is fully compatible with the MVF? ThunderFX board? (except of course the software for the external soundcard). Is it safe to download the software from the MVF page and install it for the ThunderFX version of the MB?

It's not like a big issue, but just wanted to make sure. Any help would be appreciated.

HiVizMan
10-22-2012, 02:53 PM
They are the same motherboard, the only difference is one came with the ThunderFX and the other did not.

Tyrus Ashkar
10-22-2012, 04:11 PM
Hi all !!!
Good idea this "M5F & M5E Owners Club" Bruce ^^.

Did you really test the IOS and Android App ??
I don't found this app on the android app store .... It's not really important ...

Let's go, this is my RIG :

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HiVizMan
10-22-2012, 07:42 PM
Good to see this thread is strong Bruce. Keep up the good work mate. :)

danskieness
10-22-2012, 08:33 PM
Very nice setup danskieness and I'm sorry to hear about your loss, hopefully though this will allow you to upgrade to something better!

Thank you ver much, and yes hopefully i can replace it soon

And i can't help but notice that we have the same Case! 600t white rocks!!

HiVizMan
10-23-2012, 05:53 PM
I pop in every week or so and read up what all has been going on. One of the more relaxing threads for me. Good for the community.

Take care buddy.

Tyrus Ashkar
10-23-2012, 06:38 PM
Well wadaya know about that? The mad Frenchman returns! Welcome back Tyrus ol’ buddy, thanks for posting the awesome photos of your stellar rig man and showing everyone how it’s done bro. Trying to add members and get this ship a sailing! Thanks for stopping by man.

.

Hi Bruce, I am happy to return and participate in building this ship just waiting to sail.
your post are always fun and extremely relaxing.
Continuous like that ^ ^ and don't changed anything

MooDSwinG
10-24-2012, 09:52 PM
Hi there people, this is my ASUS build... i hope ya like ! ... I'm certainly happy with it.. she's a beast ! :cool::cool:

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Frost
10-25-2012, 01:51 AM
Absolutely, even though I'm Intel through and through I always love seeing AMD bring something awesome to the market so that Intel bones up and beats them, but without anything solid we Inteler's can't get anything better. For example, and this is just speculation, notice how Intel left room for growth with the i7-3770K 1155 platform i.e 3780K, and 3790K if they wanted too. Yet with every AMD failure it results in our upgrade failure also :( Now you might say, "Well time has passed for upgrades for the 1155 platform" and you might be right because AMD has dropped the ball repeatedly in the past for competition with 1155, but I still have hope :rolleyes: Here's why, 2011 is enthusiast only which equals small market/small profits. And if 1150 has any major problems I'd bet that Intel would have no choice but to release "new" chips for 1155 to recoup money and firmly hold market share until they figure out 1150 because 1155 spans basic to enthusiast range of computers which translates into big market/big money. So we'll see, just my thoughts and hopes! :o Go Asus!

MooDSwinG
10-25-2012, 07:05 PM
Sup MooDSwinG? Thanks for the posting the great photo, added you to the members list, welcome and good job. I agree with you, your new rig is Beast, one hell of a gamer man. The NZXT Switch 810 has a variable rear fan mount, love that, hope more chassis manufacturers go that route. Wasn't long ago NZXT added the pitch-adjust fan mounts on the hard drive cages for two 120mm fans, if I recall correctly. Please don’t hesitate to show us more of your amazing rig, and thanks again.


I’ve never been able to figure out why NZXT, when forming the company, and arriving at a name, didn't just call it NXTZ (IN-Ex-Ta-See), my brain moves in strange ways.:)

I literally spent months deciding on each part of this build, it had to match the ROG theme in terms of colour and I didn't want to settle for crappy hardware. . I LOVE the NZXT switch 810 .. its such a great case. . Thanks for the appreciation, id be lying if I said I didn't want the build to turn heads. . apart from looking great it runs so well compared to my old P5Q Pro build. .

I'd love to upload some more photo's, is there a particular thread for showcasing builds or shall I just upload some more onto this one ?

danskieness
10-26-2012, 02:29 AM
^here bud http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?22883-Show-us-Share-your-PCs!&country=&status=

MooDSwinG
10-26-2012, 01:35 PM
Im gong to wait a while until windows 8 has had all the creases ironed out tbh, I got my avatar by Googleing ( ROG animated avatar ) it was actually on these forums somewhere :)

Here are some more pics of the build, glad you like it mate. .

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With Desktop theme to match :) ...... Not that i love Red / Black

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MooDSwinG
10-27-2012, 12:53 PM
^ That wallpaper is AWSUM

kkn
10-27-2012, 08:47 PM
http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?23795-overkill&country=&status=

:) :) :)

driftingforlife
10-28-2012, 12:56 PM
I have a MVF.

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=2551889

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driftingforlife
10-28-2012, 01:44 PM
Yeap, from OCN. Thanks for the nice words:)

kkn
10-28-2012, 08:32 PM
phaze change :P
expensive tool that :P
got high clocks on it yet?

driftingforlife
10-28-2012, 08:55 PM
It is a rotary phase change unit.It works by changing the state from gas to liquid, same as a fridge . With it I got my 2500k to 5.521GHZ, the link is in my first post. It was running at -55c the hole time.

Inside:
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Frost:
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Insulation:
13100

kkn
10-28-2012, 09:23 PM
hehe nice nice, did see one who did try and cool a can of coke.
did take some minutes.

kkn
10-29-2012, 09:34 AM
http://youtu.be/JGCsyshUU-A

off topic, but enny way.

Frost
11-03-2012, 02:25 PM
I'm very disappointed that Microsoft "plans" on no Service pack 2 for Win7, that's tantamount to forceful coercion. And everybody don't forget about the every other OS rule with Microsoft. :mad: Go Asus!

Tyrus Ashkar
11-04-2012, 05:30 PM
http://youtu.be/JGCsyshUU-A

off topic, but enny way.

Awesome music .... hum violin ... beautiful sound ..

Frost
11-04-2012, 06:22 PM
Nice setup Driftingforlife! How much does something like that cost and who sells them? :o Go Asus!

kkn
11-04-2012, 06:33 PM
Nice setup Driftingforlife! How much does something like that cost and who sells them? :o Go Asus!
thats a phase change and they are expensive :P
heres is one: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/6233/ex-vap-15/Cooler_Express_2012_Super_Single_Evaporator_CPU_Co oling_Unit_w_Upgraded_Socket_Kit_-_All_Sockets_478_754_775_1155_1156_1366_2011_939_9 40_AM2_Xeon_CE-48-S-1C.html?tl=g49&id=QVJRRQgK

and another one: http://www.ldcooling.com/

driftingforlife
11-04-2012, 06:42 PM
Mine is a LittleDevil unit but it uses a rotary compressor so it is more powerful.

Here is a new LD rotary unit.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1302121/fs-rotary-benching-unit-400w-at-45-c

Frost
11-04-2012, 07:15 PM
Thank you both for the info. :)

danskieness
11-05-2012, 04:25 PM
wow this is a nice update bruce ;)

so they did remove the push button thingy?

kkn
11-05-2012, 04:28 PM
wow this is a nice update bruce ;)
so they did remove the push button thingy?
well its corsair link, not shure if it works whit USB or what it is.
personaly i have not read up on this.

TenBlade
11-06-2012, 06:25 AM
Oh, keep it! Pack it away and pull it out when you sit in your retirement home, and reminisce how you clocked the living megahurts out of that old rig. The kids will look on in awe when you fire it up. Just like kids look at steam engines today, they love ´em! :)
I got my Striker II Extreme board tucked away, for that same reason.

kkn
11-06-2012, 03:10 PM
nice one master ( bows down )

erix_jansen@hotmail.com
11-06-2012, 10:30 PM
Hi all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Running an M5E here. It took some days to get a feel of it after "easy-no thinking" asrock boards".

Cheers to all the good people that help here! Add me to the club, plz.


erixx

Interloper
11-07-2012, 03:21 AM
Hope to join the club soon. Will post pictures when I'm done. ;)

goebish
11-07-2012, 12:31 PM
Hi, please add me to the list:
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(I promise there's a MF5 behind this monster ;) )

Upgraded from Maximus Formula 1 / E8500 to this Maximus Formula 5 / 2700K, I love these boards :)

goebish
11-07-2012, 02:21 PM
I got my e8500 stable @3.8GHz 24/7 for 5 years on the MF1, it was time for a change ;)

TenBlade
11-07-2012, 02:27 PM
How do you get your wires all red? Looks killer! I want that ;)

TenBlade
11-07-2012, 08:37 PM
What does i-variant or DSP imply? Anything an overclocked MVF + 3770K would benefit from?

Frost
11-08-2012, 02:27 AM
Awesome info MeanBruce, very detailed! :) Any word yet if the width specs for the radiator on the H100i are changed or the same? As you may know, us 600T owners are just 25mm away from achieving full push/pull configurations in our rigs :) Go Asus!

Interloper
11-10-2012, 04:45 AM
Here are more pictures of my Magnum M8.

I'm getting errors on my Corsair Dominator Platinum. If I run it at its rated 1866MHz it gives errors.
But if I drop it down to 1600 its seems to work alright. So I guess I will have to replace it. :(

kkn
11-10-2012, 08:31 AM
if you get errors its just to RMA it.
ive had one baad batch of ram before, gave errors back and forth and BSOD's.

Interloper
11-10-2012, 01:23 PM
Yeah I bought it from Amazon. So they should take it back without a problem and overnight me a new set.

Frost
11-11-2012, 07:02 PM
Very nice M8 case, deffiantly something to think about. Thanks for the H100i link, watching now! @MeanBruce, I'm interested in seeing the results juxaposed with the now "standard" H100 :) Go Asus!

TenBlade
11-11-2012, 07:16 PM
...

Here is an unboxing by Linus of the new H100i:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8frELMe7Xk

I will have some H100i photos and thermal results on Wednesday or Thursday when mine arrives if anyone is interested in the new unit. Also have an AX860i Digital Power Supply, on the way, should also be here next week.:)

...very interested! Thanks, good stuff. Wonder when it hits north European shores.

TenBlade
11-13-2012, 03:04 PM
One guy I was talking to is in Canada his came in and he's building now. Another enthusiast I spoke with got that deal The Corsair Store had it ended last Wednesday, but he got 10% off and free shipping to Norway. How cool is that?:) Get it? cool, Norway, haha? No?

Not cool, HOT! ;) And I meant to type "northern" btw... I got a couple of recommended vendors in Denmark from the Corsair site, but none of them have got H100i yet. Would be one of the next items I´d collect for my build. I´ve had some thoughts about custom water cooling, but I think I´ll experiment with that on the side in the coming year. So, I hope It´ll be available in Germany or the UK soon (having no great hopes of local accessibility any time soon).

Area 66
11-15-2012, 12:34 AM
http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x358/MeanBruce/intel_20xeon_phi_01.jpg




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dam it's so sexy ( so bad it's not red )

kkn
11-15-2012, 01:41 AM
dam it's so sexy ( so bad it's not red )
paint eeeeeet :P

Area 66
11-15-2012, 02:35 AM
paint eeeeeet :P if I buy one of those I can't afford paint anymore, lol

the blue cover seems to be screw with only 4 screw, easy to remove and paint

darkoo
11-16-2012, 07:40 PM
Hi everyone!!
Glad to be here, it has been a long awaiting feeling to get in here :D..

I recently bought:
Maximus V formula 4 days ago and
Intel i7-3770k
Asus gtx670 2 DC2 2GD5
Corsair XMS3 Vengeance 1600 MHZ 4x8 cl9

I Have put all together in my old chassi cooler master cosmos s that I have slightly modified.

Unfortunately I am using the stock cooler that comes with the i7.. I will probably move over to water.. but not sure what to get atm.. just want to have something easy to deal with..


I have a few questions which I searched this thread for but found no answer..
1. slow mode switch should it be on of or on when using air cooling/water cooling?
2. ln2 jumper how should it be set? I have not changed it to anything else.. sits just the way as it did in the box..
3. mPci combo.. how do I get the wi-fi going?


Thx!! and yet again I cant wait to enjoy this rigg even more.. :P

darkoo
11-16-2012, 09:02 PM
Yet Again is our unofficial song bro. :) The thread has barely started so you won’t find answers to very many questions, some tuning, tweaking, some procedurals, interesting products, pics, reviews. Out in the forum though, Asus support is always there to help. Stock cooler to water is a big jump, might want to consider a Closed-Loop system, they give very good results at moderate overclocks, very easy to deal with, and much less expensive. I had a Cosmos S in college, awesome, like eleven front drive bays?, I had two blue-led 120mm CM fans blowing cold air in the front and a single dvd drive. Two more 120s in the roof, and the 200mm intake on the side, that chassis could breathe, and the capacitance PWR touch button, loved it.

Welcome to the Owners Club darkoo, added you to the members list..

http://grizzly-bear.net/videos/yet-again-official-music-video/


Awesome replay.. had fun reading it!! gonna take some pictures.. I have had a noctua tower cooler but could not mount that on this motherboard since the backplate was somehow stuck on the older motherboard.. :S

Tried to remove it put it was pushing me to put force into it.. so I decided to leave it there instead of breaking the old MB..
Have been looking into closed water loops.. but it's a real shame not to cool the thermal fusion block.

Gonna take some pictures of the chassi and the inside of the chassi.. gonna give u all a laugh.. explaining later why.. :D

here is the pics:

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So what is a SB12 mouth wash doing inside his chassi? :S :D Graphic card is to heavy.. about 5 millimetres hanging on the outer back end... the hight of the bottom is exactly 19CM so those two items where the only thing I found that wast 19 CM.. hehe... hopefully thats temporary.. anyone who has a idea for how to fix that Awesome!!

I hope you had a good laugh..

kkn
11-17-2012, 12:31 PM
i have no support on my cards, and i have 2.
we all have to do what we can do to fix things even if its not nice or enny thing like that, its the way it is, as long as it works ;).
well if you want to try closed loop then the H100 is a good one.
but if you want to go custom you have to think about the cost of it too.
if you are qurious about it, sit down and look over a page that sels WC and set up a price over parts you find, is it just cpu and NB? or are you gona add the videocard?
how menny rads?, fans?, fittings? reservoar?, pump?+++
can it fit in your case?
custom is way more expensive then the closed loop ones so give it a tought, and do a good reading about it too.

tipes
11-17-2012, 12:54 PM
Tom gives us 30minutes with the new CaseLabs SM8 chassis:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtSv2Qj0CAQ&list=UU_SN80_V2GymyCWM2oTYTeg&index=1&feature=plcp

Gee - wish you had not posted that. I am now in the process of trying to order one. God knows how much it is going to cost me all the way to the UK with import duties etc. I have to say though the case looks excellent - so event though it costs so much it will last you for many many builds, and is so flexible too water-cooling setups.

Why oh why did you have to post that Bruce ??????? Wish you had not put temptation my way.

What do you reckon on paint job for the case - was thinking either metal flake red, or metal flake black.Maybe red would be too ott - what do you guys reckon?????

Mark

kkn
11-17-2012, 03:38 PM
want a few fans bruce? :P
ive got 12'ish phobya fans whit red leds in em :P

Area 66
11-17-2012, 04:18 PM
Bruce , what did you use to tie the sleeved wire together, it's look really nice

kkn
11-17-2012, 05:15 PM
thats not's bruce's.
he have a H100 in his, not custom water :)

ParamedicSam
11-17-2012, 09:35 PM
Bruce you're a terrible actor. You bum, lol

tipes
11-17-2012, 11:29 PM
I know how you feel Mark; I want to get into a CaseLabs chassis also, as soon as my ship sails in. Until then I’ll just keep looking at all your guys amazing build photos. I think mostly black with some ROG RED highlights and trim would make for some awesome sauce bro.:p

http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x358/MeanBruce/dscn0224zz.jpg

http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x358/MeanBruce/dl1q.jpg

Hi Bruce,

Not sure if the caselabs will happen for me - have to check the pennies seriously first though - depending on how much their quote is on total cost. I am thinking though that I could sell a lot of my spare stuff to make ends meet, If it happens I think I will go with the plain black with embellishments as you suggest as too much red would be ott. Thanks for the encouragement bro.

Will keep you all posted as to which way I go.

Btw any suggestions as to which is the best 480 & 240 rads to go for? as I don't want to get it wrong - do it once and do it right hopefully.

keep rogging out their guys Lol

Mark

kkn
11-18-2012, 01:32 AM
Btw any suggestions as to which is the best 480 & 240 rads to go for? as I don't want to get it wrong - do it once and do it right hopefully.Mark
well it depends on the case and how mutch space and fan mounts i say, i have 1 360 and 1 240 in mine.
it all depends on the case, and how mutch monney you want to spend.
you can look at LD's cases if your interested.
based in the EU: http://www.ldcooling.com/
its a lill costy but its custom made and quality.

tipes
11-18-2012, 12:49 PM
well it depends on the case and how mutch space and fan mounts i say, i have 1 360 and 1 240 in mine.
it all depends on the case, and how mutch monney you want to spend.
you can look at LD's cases if your interested.
based in the EU: http://www.ldcooling.com/
its a lill costy but its custom made and quality.

Thanks for that. I think I prefer the case labs SM8 - same sort of concept and prices, but just my preference from what I have read, and what Bruce posted earlier. As for rads think I may go for Alphacool Nexus Monsta 480 and also ????? seems the monsta does very well in tests and is quite flexible on installation possibilities. Open to suggestions though as always.

Mark

kkn
11-18-2012, 01:57 PM
if im not wrong, that "monsta" is 60mm tick, and a normal is around 30mm tick.
so if there is space in the case your gona mount it in i guess you can go for it.

Tyrus Ashkar
11-19-2012, 05:53 PM
Hum it's smell like a wonderfull cake !!!

A private review please !!!!

TenBlade
11-19-2012, 09:27 PM
What are the chances of two pieces of hardware arriving the same day, one from Fed-EX, the other from UPS?...
Hrm, you didn´t hear that from mee, but...the two drivers...[whisper]I think they´re having an affair! In certain circles they´re known as "The Fed-Ups" :cool:
Congratz on the aaaawesome hardware, I´m so envious (in a friendly way). I´ve found that I can get the H100i from Germany, yay! Now, all I need is for Christmas to go away and leave my wallet alone!
Cool name for your rig Maximus Obsidious “Max” You know, I actually think it deserves the prefix DARTH;)

TenBlade
11-20-2012, 10:01 PM
So, getting the cooler to sit properly isn´t just a snap, I see. Man, you can gather so much intel here (no pun intended:cool:)
But, could you tell me how you fit it properly?

And in my opinion as a professional, you run better on chicken and beer than on that vegan Thanksgiving menu in your last picture ;)

billyray520
11-21-2012, 12:06 AM
I would like to be a member here too! Please...

Here's my build:

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Currently I have the Sapphire card out because I'm trying to troubleshoot a graphic problem when it's in. The screen goes black and Windows crashes with error about graphics hardware. Only happens very infrequently, but randomly. So I have been functioning on the iGPU for the last week and a half, and not a single problem. I'm about ready to reinstall the graphics card.

But I'm also waiting for a new Screen for my G73jh which got the permanent psychedelic screen of death. (Hannstar one) So after that's installed, then I'll turn my attention to the "tower on wheels!" Gotta lovem!

billyray520
11-21-2012, 12:20 AM
Thanks Bruce! I'll take #2, I think I can sell it for twice as much on ebay!

TenBlade
11-21-2012, 11:36 PM
Thanks Bruce! I'll take #2, I think I can sell it for twice as much on ebay!

Pfff, I got TWO of those... :cool:

TenBlade
11-21-2012, 11:48 PM
My Yams are sweet baby!:D ...

That´s gonna take a lot more than a tin can and a rig shot to keep forced mental image out ;) That was just mean, Bruce LOL

And thanx for the explaino on the H100i seating! You´ve earned a lot of reps on this thread.

Macforth
11-22-2012, 11:22 PM
Bruce, I was interested in reading your core temps. Specifically the variance between the max and min of all four. I guess there is quite a difference between each individual 3770K. Here is a screen shot of my information (pdf file at the bottom). Under Fan Xpert 2 Sensor, Opt1 = water temp out of rads.....Opt2 = water temp entering rads, and Opt3 is air temp taken as it enters case (ambient). Since last seating clearly I have some problem as one core has been showing much higher than the remaining 3, so I will reseat again when I have to do some further work shortly.
The core temps are picked up here best for me by Speed Fan and are displayed under the Configure tab. I run 24/7 atm @4.6, but it throttles back to 1600 for non gaming such as reading this forum...emails, and the like.
I have the 1200i PSU and the effeciency is awesome. I live downunder, so our voltage is 240...thus efficiency is much higher than running 110.
Strangely the local power is always above 240..presently I have an input of 252Volts.
As to the delta.....with a full water cooled system running at 4.6 with 2 X 690 Hydro Coppers, I stay around 10C while gaming. When just fiddling when no pressure is on the system, the 3770K drops to 1600 and delta is usually 2 - 3 degrees C.
Other photos show system on the day it was first fired up and later shot of rads.

driftingforlife
11-24-2012, 12:28 AM
Real nice coverage of the H100i Bruce. LittleDevil has just sponsored me one of his LD PC-V4 bench's :D

HiVizMan
11-25-2012, 12:51 PM
Good to see you back able to log in MB

HiVizMan
11-25-2012, 01:22 PM
Cheers mate, have added that to my list of fixes.

Frost
11-26-2012, 02:30 AM
Hello All!
I'm back from vacation. Looks like a lot of good activity while I was gone:) Go Asus!

TenBlade
11-26-2012, 11:52 AM
Welcome back Frost. Here's an H100 Quick Demo to help you decide:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7CdShE1KjQ

I like the one with the red LEDs much better.:)

ROFL, good one! But air-cooled...
Let´s stick to water, I think this one would do http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qF9GiREoxSM ;)

billyray520
11-29-2012, 09:20 PM
Bruce, speaking of Corsair liquid cooling. I have the H80 and also the Digital Link unit. Shouldn't that little man light up when the link is connected, as soon as the power is on? My guy hasn't turned on yet. I'd like to have that working since I removed Asus AI Suite II.

tipes
12-02-2012, 11:59 PM
Hi all,

Have not posted for a while, but would like your views please. I am in the process of moving my rig to a new caselabs SM8.Currently waiting on my 480 rad and other bits to turn up. In the meantime I cant decide whether I should use my D5 pump with Koolance Laing D5 Pump Top and Reservoir Base Acetal and tube res - probably 200mm or whether to use my Danger Den (RIP) bay res?

Decisions, decisions - what do you reckon guys? Must admit I am leaning towards going back to using the Koolance for ease of filling/maintenance etc, but then again the bay res could look nice in the front with the red leds???????

Update: Sorry I did not do a build log, but didn't have a camera so pics from my phone would not be all that good, but I have now made the transition to the new caselabs, and have made a few mods of my own.Here is a few pictures to give an idea.Hope this gives me membership of this wonderful club!!! A very happy New Year to all roggers out there154781547915480

Mark

kkn
12-03-2012, 05:15 PM
mabye use the bay res on cpu ( or enny thing not needing mutch cooling for example ) and the rest on gpu or what ever else you gona cool?
if 2 loops are optional for you tipes.

tipes
12-03-2012, 09:07 PM
mabye use the bay res on cpu ( or enny thing not needing mutch cooling for example ) and the rest on gpu or what ever else you gona cool?
if 2 loops are optional for you tipes.

Hi kkn good to hear from you. A few ideas their for sure - problem is I have a non standard GPU at present which I cannot get a waterbloch for - so I will have to save up to replace it. Think I may use the tube res for the timebeing, but the 480 rad is going to be wasted on just cpu and maybe mosfets only - oh well room for expansion down the road.

Cheers buddy

Mark

kkn
12-03-2012, 10:12 PM
yeah do that, and mabye save up some monney for laters, since its a costy case you geting there so.
remember to put up a lill build log ;)
both here and in build section :P

fxwoody
12-04-2012, 11:50 AM
Nice case!! Only thing i would like to see on this is the side panel with a bigger acrylic window to see the inside parts since this is what we pay the most for ;)

tipes
12-04-2012, 07:56 PM
Nice case!! Only thing i would like to see on this is the side panel with a bigger acrylic window to see the inside parts since this is what we pay the most for ;)

You are joking right - you can specify the XL size window which mine has - will try to post pics of the build so you can see,The xl size window takes up about75 to 80% of the case side - so plenty of view. I only have a mobile phone for camera at present - so pics won't be that great - but should give you a good idea.

Askari
12-07-2012, 10:59 AM
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Askari
12-07-2012, 11:45 AM
14659

Sorry for the poor pic Quality, did my best :)

kkn
12-07-2012, 01:12 PM
askari: real nice :D
what sort of case is it?

ROG Boy
12-07-2012, 03:09 PM
Hope this enters me into the club !! ;)

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b362/RCS2DIE4/New%20PC%20Build/IMG_0062s.jpg

TenBlade
12-07-2012, 03:44 PM
Very nice, mate, congratz.
Never seen white cooling fluid, was just going to ask if this was the worlds first milk-cooled rig, but since you haven´t name it First Milk, I take it you´ve used some proper fluid ;)
Could you take a picture when it´s darker, would like to see how the ligths affect the whole thing, think it´ll look awesome. That build really makes me want to water cool.

kkn
12-07-2012, 06:36 PM
tenblade heres his buildlog :P
http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?24284-Project-First-Blood-!!

TenBlade
12-07-2012, 08:34 PM
Aah, thx, kkn. Very nice, I remember seeing the log but never got to the end of it. Nice effect when dark :cool:

ROG Boy
12-08-2012, 06:45 AM
Thanks Tenblade.. I put a fair whack of cash and alot of effet into it, An being my first watercooled build it means alot to me! so yeah cheers man ...

@kkn thanks for passing on the link too!!

BTW - The coolent is Mayhems Pastel Ice White..

evilmustang66
12-08-2012, 02:09 PM
New To th the rog and first time owner of a asus board.

Specs are as follow:
Asus Maximus Extreme V motherboard
i7 3770k with H100 liquid cooler from corsair
2133mhz corsair dominator gt 16gb (soon dominator platinum 32gb)
2 evga gtx 680 2686 4gb in sli
960gb ocz ssd pcie revodrive 3x2
30gb ocz nocturna msata pcie ssd
sony blu ray dvd rw
corsair ax1200 1200 watt psu
coolermaster cosmos 2 case

Still learning the bios came off a x58 platform

red454
12-08-2012, 11:33 PM
Just ordered a Formula - can't wait to get it. Replacing my Max. IV Gene board. What are the chances of it showing up with the latest BIOS?

(nice build, evilmustang66)

kkn
12-09-2012, 01:59 AM
What are the chances of it showing up with the latest BIOS?
not good since the mobo have been in storage at your suplier and shipment time+++
im stil runing on the one instaled since i bought mine ( 0404 )

Askari
12-09-2012, 04:00 AM
Its a Sharkoon REBEL 9, had it for a some time...thot i wud spice it up before i retire it :D

TenBlade
12-14-2012, 05:08 AM
Must have woman, must play Borderlands 2, must have fuel. (Caveman voice) :)

Nourish the Vault Hunters.



You got the order reversed, MB, better see a doctor... ;)

Very nice bundle of cables!

Hey, what´s that dongly thing in the bottom picture for, I´m starting to imagine all kinds of things fitting that...

HiVizMan
12-15-2012, 03:36 PM
Nice to see you posting again Bruce.

Borderlands 2 is a blast. And Moxxi is well Moxxi :D

TenBlade
12-18-2012, 05:17 AM
Hey TenBlade how you been man? Yup Borderlands2 is a blast, I'm only level 15 so far Axton and the turret and still trying to rescue Roland.:) I throw the turret out front and drop back about 30feet and let it do all the work, backing it up with a Maliwan sniper rifle elemental fire with high ignition. That game is so fun.

Don't know which dongly thing you mean, I have many of those hanging around the office. Maybe the Rat9 transceiver? The dongly thing with the red and green LEDs? HAHA.:) You have one crazy mind brother, I love it!!!

Sniper rifle?!!! Then I have to check it out :cool: Used to be a mean COD sniper...
Yes, mate the one with the red n green LED. RAT9, eh, looks vicious, they could´ve called it BAT9, easily! As for my sanity points; it takes a nut to remain sane in this day and age ;)

HiVizMan
12-18-2012, 09:20 AM
Tiny Tom Logon strikes again.

kkn
12-18-2012, 09:05 PM
hardware pron!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dr_Dx
12-22-2012, 12:22 AM
I have a question that I have yet to find an answer for regarding the M5F. What is the correct "position" of the slow mode switch? I have seen a couple of new M5F's and a RMA'd one and thay all come with the slow mode switch set to the left ("on" according to the actual switch). The manual (page 1-25) too shows that the "normal" position is to the left. Here is the problem: The manual shows the slow mode switch to be "off" when in the left position; the actual switch on the MB is "on" in the left position. I realize that "on" and "off" is just writing on the switch; what matters is the "position" of the switch. So which position is correct for normal use, left or right? Also in a foot note on page 1-25 in the manual it states that the LN2 jumper must be "enabled" before setting the slow mode switch to "on".

kkn
12-22-2012, 12:12 PM
have it on off position, its for LN2 use if its gona be on ON.

HiVizMan
12-22-2012, 01:00 PM
Very easy to test which way is on and which way is off. Boot into OS and run a single threaded test, say Super PI 1 mil. When it is off, time taken will be shorter than when it is on. :)

Sirblessed
12-22-2012, 05:04 PM
Hey guys Im new here I am currently building my first ROG Board. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the ppl that contribute to this site for the very helpful information that has guided me this far. A very merry xmas to all. Ill probly be a reg here soon 
Build In Progress
Chassis: Haf x 942
MB: ASUS Maximus V Formula
CPU: 3770K
RAM: 16 G GSkill 2133
GPU: Asus HD 7950DC II Top x2
PSU: Coolmaster 750w
SSD: Intel 520 240gb x2
HDD: wd 2 T
Cooling: XSPC Raystorm Twin D5 AX 360 cooling kit

kkn
12-22-2012, 05:27 PM
welcome to the forum SirBlessed, nice rig you got there mister.

Dr_Dx
12-22-2012, 05:57 PM
Very easy to test which way is on and which way is off. Boot into OS and run a single threaded test, say Super PI 1 mil. When it is off, time taken will be shorter than when it is on. :)

LOL Excellent advice! I was planning on doing that. I was just being lazy and figured someone else had already figured it out and didn't want to re-create the wheel. I'll try it and report back with my findings.

Dr_Dx
12-22-2012, 07:12 PM
LOL Excellent advice! I was planning on doing that. I was just being lazy and figured someone else had already figured it out and didn't want to re-create the wheel. I'll try it and report back with my findings.

Well here are the results for the MVF slow mode switch:

left position = Super PI 32M = 7m 13.123 sec
right position = Super PI 32M = 7m 12.948 sec

Well within the margin of variance from one run to the next.

So I tested to see if the PC would boot quicker in one position over the other. I timed it with a stopwatch but it seemed to be the same (if it is different, it isn't a noticeable one).

Conclusion = I still don't know which position is "off/normal' and which is "on/enabled"

It doesn't seem to make a differnce. Testing criteria = 3770K @ 4.6G

Maybe with a slower cpu & clock, it might be noticeable.

HiVizMan
12-23-2012, 11:21 AM
The point of me asking you to do that was to show you it makes not one iota of difference which way the switch is under normal use.

So simply stop worrying about it and get on with enjoying your system. :)

tipes
12-23-2012, 07:29 PM
Hey guys Im new here I am currently building my first ROG Board. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the ppl that contribute to this site for the very helpful information that has guided me this far. A very merry xmas to all. Ill probly be a reg here soon 
Build In Progress
Chassis: Haf x 942
MB: ASUS Maximus V Formula
CPU: 3770K
RAM: 16 G GSkill 2133
GPU: Asus HD 7950DC II Top x2
PSU: Coolmaster 750w
SSD: Intel 520 240gb x2
HDD: wd 2 T
Cooling: XSPC Raystorm Twin D5 AX 360 cooling kit

Welcome, and that sure is going to be an awsome rig there - let me know what you think of the HD7950 ll top cards - interested as I am considering that card for my rig. Perhaps someone else on here has them and an oppinion?

Merry Xmas everyone.

Mark

Funkmobile
12-25-2012, 09:42 AM
My Silent Beast Build (Completed July, 2012):

Objective: To build a decent fast machine that can do photoshop/video editing as well play games at a decent frame rate that is also deadly silent

Motherboard: Maximus V Formula
CPU: 3770K @ 4.5GHz (offset manual +0.085V, 1.225V)
RAM: 16GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 2400Mhz C9 (@2400Mhz C9, 1.65V) CMD16GX3M4A2400C9
GPU: EVGA 680GTX SC Signature + (1084Mhz Core, 1200Mhz Boost)
Audio: Asus Xonor Phoebus
SSD: 2 X Intel 520 256GB (in Raid 0)
PSU: Seasonic Platinum 1000

Cooling:

Case: Lian Li PC-A77F
CPU Water Block: Danger Den DD-M6 Nickel Plated
GPU Water Block: Danger Den GTX680
Pump: Swiftech MCP655 (D5 Variable Speed Private Label)
Reservoir: Danger Den Monsoon D5 Dual Bay Reservoir

Rad1: Hardware Labs SR1-360
Rad1 Fans: 3X Noctua NF-F12 PWM 120mm & 2X Noctua NF-P12 PWM 120mm
Rad2: Hardware Labs SR1-120
Rad2 Fans: 1X Noctua NF-F12 PWM 120mm & 1X Noctua NF-P12 PWM 120mm
Rad3: Hardware Labs GT Stealth 280
Rad3 Fans: 2 X Phobya Nano-G 14 140mm PWM & 1X Noctua NF-P14-FLX 140mm

billyray520
12-25-2012, 05:26 PM
Merry Christmas all you ROG'in Extreme and Formula owners! May your build parts ever avoid RMAs and your games run in maximum frame rates! :D

kkn
12-25-2012, 05:55 PM
lol billy, you have a good one too.

Tyrus Ashkar
12-25-2012, 07:58 PM
Merry Christmas from France to all ROG buddies !!!

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red454
12-27-2012, 09:30 PM
That is a great idea! Beats that bulky leaf blower I have been using. :)

Gh0st
12-28-2012, 01:17 AM
MVF owner reporting in!
3770k OC @ 4.2 GHz. I'm loving this board!

TenBlade
12-28-2012, 05:10 AM
...

I got 101degree fever and sinusitis :( somebody cheer me up! :)

Cheer up, mate! Take comfort in the fact that YOU got the virus, and not your PC :cool: So, in a sense you took one for the team!

So, and I´m being serious here, how´s the food in ICU?! ;)

billyray520
12-28-2012, 01:19 PM
I got 101degree fever and sinusitis somebody cheer me up!

Get well soon mean Bruce! :D

kkn
12-28-2012, 05:40 PM
kick back bruce, ive got the flue so your not alone :P

TenBlade
12-29-2012, 07:20 PM
...

Buying a can of air is a pretty silly idea if you really think about it. :)



Should have a choking hazard warning label on it ;)

kkn
12-30-2012, 03:28 AM
in front, that way easy acces;)

TenBlade
12-30-2012, 10:29 AM
Ordered the CaseLabs M8...
Went ahead and got the ventilated left-side front panels, not the solid for better airflow. This is what happens when your GF goes to Miami and leaves you sick and alone, she should know better.:p


She went without taking your credit card along?! That was her big mistake... :cool: (or damned decent of her ;))

billyray520
12-30-2012, 07:57 PM
I finally got my RMAs back.

The H80 I had before had some sort of problem with the Digital Commander, so Corsair sent my their new H80i which has the CorsairLink 2 Software included, and integrated into the H80i. I have that installed now, and I'm glad this RMA was done, as I ended up with a better unit I think.

The Sapphire HD7970 Dual X OC replacement card also came, so I installed that too. Right now it is operating as the sole graphics card (Intel HD4000 turned off in BIOS) It is also just running on the Windows 7 supplied driver. I don't have Catalyst or the latest AMD driver installed. The card so far is functioning as it should. I will leave it that way for a while before I start making any more changes to the system, just to be sure the card is good for basic usage.

15455

kkn
12-31-2012, 03:58 AM
glad you got a new one billy, hope you wont get enny problems from now on.

kkn
12-31-2012, 03:27 PM
wish you all a happy new year!!

billyray520
12-31-2012, 09:14 PM
I'll add this about the H80i. I absent-mindedly installed the radiator upside down, with the hoses coming out of the top. So, although, it was not a disastrous mistake, it wasn't really right, so I re-installed the radiator/pump again. That meant I had to clean off the original oem thermal paste. On my pump, I noticed that I must not have bolted it down quite right because only half of the paste even touched the CPU. Still I was reading temps in the low 70's (farhenheit) with ambient low 60's. When I turned the radiator upside right, I had to remount the pump differently too. (hoses coming out of top of pump.) I used Arctic Silver paste. I made a stencil with ordinary poster board, which is pretty thin, and spread the paste in the square hole, then lifted off the stencil, leaving me a nice neat square of paste (like comes on the pump when new.) I bolted the pump first (unlike the first time) very carefully tightening the knobs in a star pattern, in small increments. I think I got good even mounting this time. Then I bolted in the fans/radiator in place. The idea was that there would be no pressure coming from the hoses when I bolted down the pump. So now my CPU temps are in the low 60's (F) with ambient low 60's (F) Measuring with Hwinfo. The CPU temp given in the CorsairLink2 software is actually an AVERAGE of all the cores taken together.

Overall, I think the H80i is quieter and cools better than the previous H80.

Regarding the software: It works great but with a couple of caveats. You can easily adjust the fan speeds (individually) from the "dashboard." The pump speed is not adjustable, but can at least be monitored. I have mine adjusted for "balanced" which is about 1300 rpm fan speeds. The pump runs about 2300 rpm. Anyway, after the software is installed, you will notice an annoying increase in hdd activity and cpu load. This is due to 2 things.

1. Sierra2 service running causes the hdd to work every second, presumably checking the Smart readings.
2. Sierra2.gpu.exe is a backgrund procedure which monitors your GPU, which causes excess CPU activity every second.

The correction is very simple. Just set the Sierra2 service for "manual" not automatic startup. Then when you want to run the dashboard, start the service. View/change your settings, then stop the service. You can disable the Sierra2.gpu.exe procedure altogether in the task scheduler, which is what I did. I don't need that.

The important thing is that the CorsairLink 2 software DOES allow you to change/view your settings, AND keeps them active EVEN AFTER you disable the services/procedures. This way you have an efficient way of monitoring the H80i/H100i without any of the drawbacks. I had to uninstall the Asus AI Suite II for these reasons. But it wasn't so easy to work around the Asus software problems, as it was with the CorsairLink2 software.

billyray520
01-01-2013, 03:49 PM
Good post Mean Bruce +reps!

tipes
01-01-2013, 04:34 PM
Hi all,

A very happy New Year to Bruce and all the other great Roggers on here, Lol:D
Please take a look at my updated post 97, as I have posted a couple of pics of my almost completed rig (for now).
Hope this gives me membership of this wonderful club. Oppinions and comments are welcome as always.

Mark

Interloper
01-01-2013, 04:52 PM
Never leave a man home alone in a compromised state of health, he will burn the house down. :)

This is Interloper’s CaseLabs M8. Thank you for the photograph man. Was wondering when you check ventilated flex-bays is this how the chassis arrives? With the 2 lower ventilated and the 4 upper solid? Thanks bro.

http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x358/MeanBruce/IMG_158720Custom_zps7fea2248.jpg


Yes if you check ventilated flex-bays this is how it will arrive. Enjoy dude its a great case. I've had mine done for a while now just been too b̶u̶s̶y̶ lazy to post pictures. :p I will make sure I get them up soon. Happy new year everyone!

kkn
01-01-2013, 05:05 PM
Hi all,

Have not posted for a while, but would like your views please. I am in the process of moving my rig to a new caselabs SM8.Currently waiting on my 480 rad and other bits to turn up. In the meantime I cant decide whether I should use my D5 pump with Koolance Laing D5 Pump Top and Reservoir Base Acetal and tube res - probably 200mm or whether to use my Danger Den (RIP) bay res?

Decisions, decisions - what do you reckon guys? Must admit I am leaning towards going back to using the Koolance for ease of filling/maintenance etc, but then again the bay res could look nice in the front with the red leds???????

Update: Sorry I did not do a build log, but didn't have a camera so pics from my phone would not be all that good, but I have now made the transition to the new caselabs, and have made a few mods of my own.Here is a few pictures to give an idea.Hope this gives me membership of this wonderful club!!! A very happy New Year to all roggers out thereMark

well watch it so it dont roll off the desk there ;P
real nice rig you have there :)

tipes
01-01-2013, 05:21 PM
well watch it so it dont roll off the desk there ;P
real nice rig you have there :)

Cheers buddy - funny how you are usually the only one who takes the time to reply and encourage me.
As for it rolling off - must lock those wheels or put the feet on.

Happy New Year to you:D

Mark

tipes
01-01-2013, 05:23 PM
Good post Mean Bruce +reps!

Simply +1

Mark

tipes
01-01-2013, 05:23 PM
Good post Mean Bruce +reps!

Simply +1

Mark

Funkmobile
01-02-2013, 01:12 AM
Funkmobile knows all about the manual offset overclocking in bios. Thanks for posting man please come on back, would appreciate any help, hoping he returns.:)

Wow, haven’t put the side panel on in a month, too much going on, it needs cleaning. But it’s finally coming together, got rid of the brown Noctua fans and the gold colored power supply. Finally it’s taking shape. The Corsair H100i pump has an RGB multicolored LED, its set to ROG red but the camera does not pick it up well. Have a Lamptron FC5v2 fan controller coming in next week to give more precise control over the Sanyo-Denki fans. I could not get the Asus FanExpert2 software to work very well, it didn’t recognize multiple fans, only the front fan, but running Windows 8 maybe that’s the issue. Even if FanExpert2 did show all fans, it does not give precise control over rpms as well as a hardware controller. The Lamptron also has an RGB LED, not sure if I should mount it in a front 5.25inch bay or just leave it inside the chassis.

http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x358/MeanBruce/02-306-104242_4_zps12c98ba1.jpg.

http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x358/MeanBruce/IMG_1270_zpsc7bb0409.jpg

What can I help you with? lol

Some further information:

Water cooling loop is running in a triple parallel loop:

Reservoir has built in 2 input and output outlets, I split one out into two giving three parrarel loops:

Loop 1(5/8" Tubing): Reservoir=>Y Splitter=>MVF Fusion Thermal Waterblock=>Y Splitter=>120MM Rad=>280MM Rad=>Reservoir
Loop 2(3/4" Tubing): Resrevoir=>Y Splitter=>DD CPU Waterblock=> Y Splitter=>120MM Rad=>280MM Rad=>Reservoir
Loop 3(3/4" Tubing): Reservoir=>GTX680 Water Block=>360MM RAD=> Reservoir

My fans are all PWM fans (except one Noctura) and all controlled by Speedfan and Asus Fan Xpert 2 at the same time.
All the fans are connected via supplied Noctura Y Cable adapter and are plugged into the CPU Fan Header, CPU OPT Header, CHA1/2/3 Fan Headers
Asus Fan Expert Controls the CPU/CPU Opt Headers and one of the CHA headers (the one closest to the back)
Speedfan controls the other two CHA headers specifically tied to the GPU temperature. Also tied to the CPU Core 1 temperature if it spikes high enough.

Asus Fan Xpert has more precise control over the RPMs than Speedfan which seems to only be able to silent mode or full blast. I would've preferred to use the Asus solution but unfortunately they have not tied in GPU temperature sensors in the software so Speedfan is basically the workaround.

red454
01-02-2013, 03:00 AM
I ordered a pack of the ASUS thermal sensors (thermistors) from the ASUS eStore and my plan is to put one of them on my GPU heatsink and use that sensor signal to close the loop for a fan (OPT_TEMP 1) on the side of the case that will blow on the video card.

Interloper
01-02-2013, 05:10 AM
Hey hey, Interloper returns. :) So glad you're here man woohoo, were the two 120mm fan mounts (in the photo below) extra items? The specs say integrated fan mounts included, so I didn't order any. Plan on mounting two 120s with Silverstone magnetic filters on the front lower left just like yours.

Another enthusiast checked the ventilated flex bay option and received 3 large ventilated panels and a single small ventilated panel and none of the fan mounts, so I'm not sure what I'm getting, will call them in the am and find out. Pretty excited about everything to do with this M8 chassis except the price, it’s just crazy really, no other way to explain it. I asked around and it seems all the base prices have risen by $40 in the last 90days. Guess I should be glad getting one now, next year they will most likely be even higher. Another common notion, it seems everyone that receives a CaseLabs chassis says that the build quality and craftsmanship far exceed anything they had seen previously in photographs. I'm reading the same words over and again, photos do not do the chassis justice. I hope that’s true because they look pretty darn good in pictures. :)

http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x358/MeanBruce/IMG_159020Custom_zps54e47c07.jpg

I'm sorry I should have been more clear. Yes the 120 fan mounts were extra items. So you better order some. :( The price is a bit hard to swallow but worth it if you ask me. It actually dropped 20 bucks since I bought mine. Plus they are a US based company and I'm happy to help support them. The build quality and craftsmanship is outstanding. I did not have a single problem with mine. Should last many new builds to come.

billyray520
01-02-2013, 01:35 PM
mmmmm.. wheels.. me like..

Interloper
01-02-2013, 01:36 PM
You ordered the same accessories that I did. I ended up not getting a fan controller though. The corsair AF and SP fans are so quiet I didn't see the need. Cant wait to see what you do with your M8!

audiomurphy
01-02-2013, 05:32 PM
Hi, Glad to be here. Cheers !!!

upsnef
01-03-2013, 04:22 PM
Flex-Bay 5.25 device mount –short, for the Lamptron fan controller,

really good case

i hope you ordered ajustable flex-bay device mount (mac-213)
because lamptron controller with regular device mount are maybe 3 or 4mm behind the front panel
i have a lamptron fc touch and need the ajustable version

and if you have a bay reservoir, ad anti-vibration flexbay mount (mac-204)

you dont need to cancel and place a new order, just send e-mail or call caselabs ir your order was not shipped

i have a m8 case and its the best case on the planet at this time

this is my case
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y15/snef/xspc%20wip/IMG_0014_zps807351cc.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y15/snef/xspc%20wip/IMG_0024-1_zps5c418fef.jpg

upsnef
01-03-2013, 06:02 PM
thanks
but seriously, all caselab/asus combo look very nice

and im not sure if you already receive youre order from case labs but if not shipped call or email and change or add the right one
worth the price and trouble

if you look my second pics
you see my lamptron controller and i have the ajustable one and the controller is still 1 mm

Interloper
01-03-2013, 11:15 PM
Here she is.

Album with more pictures is located here (http://imgur.com/a/pVhNd#0).

Area 66
01-03-2013, 11:21 PM
Speaking of Performance-PCS, I took these pics last week they finished sleeving some fans for me, only a ten minute drive so I took some pics for you guys.


I will be always broken if I was leaving at 10 minutes of them, good service too, they prepare and ship my order on the 26th


Interlopper, your case cost more than the rest of the hardware, are you planing to install some real Water cooling in it ?

Interloper
01-04-2013, 12:04 AM
I will be always broken if I was leaving at 10 minutes of them, good service too, they prepare and ship my order on the 26th


Interlopper, your case cost more than the rest of the hardware, are you planing to install some real Water cooling in it ?

Yes at some point down the road I will probably put in a custom loop. I had one in my last rig. I just didn't feel like messing with it right now.

Area 66
01-04-2013, 12:17 AM
It's an amazing case Interloper.... and you make a nice clean job inside too

Interloper
01-04-2013, 12:51 AM
I know Performance PCS has some amazing water gear and yes about a 10 minute drive for me, when I get into water (one day) its going to be nice to have them so close, changing out fittings and fluids and rads.

Just got word, the M8 shipped, thanks CaseLabs. I almost got the SM8 tower, but after having 3 full tower chassis and one mid-tower, really wanted a different more interesting configuration this time. Two compartments, no waiting. :p

Interloper man, thank you so much for the awesome photographs, I love em, getting me all fired up about the new chassis. Still cannot believe its on the way. I went ahead and got the front USB 3.0 ports, only because my current chassis did not come with motherboard cable headers so I've never had USB 3.0 on the front of the chassis. Your current pics look even better than the unboxings that powdercoat is beautiful man.:)

Thank you... your rig is spotless man, not a speck of dust, must be using one of those electric blowers a few pages back.

Thanks Bruce I appreciate it man. I almost went with the SM8 also, but I wanted the extra room for cable management and custom liquid cooling in the future. Opted not to get the front USB because I didn't want more cables to deal with and I have easy access to the back one's.

Unfortunately its kind of a losing battle with the dust so it doesn't stay spotless long. :( I do need to get one of those blowers though. Its been on my amazon wishlist for a while.


It's an amazing case Interloper.... and you make a nice clean job inside too

Thanks dude. I put quite a bit of time into wire management when I build a new rig. Tries my patience after a while but it make's it look really nice in the end.

billyray520
01-04-2013, 01:03 PM
From your photos Interloper, I may have to go with a Push config. for the H100i to have enough hose length without any tension. Your H80i is set to Push-Pull. Glad I got the new blower, since Push juxtapositions the fans between radiator and chassis, making them close to impossible to clean

Couldn't you put a little filter on the outside of the case in front of the fan which is positioned between the radiator and the case? Now that you brought that up, I'm going to give that some thought myself. :)

Interloper
01-04-2013, 01:38 PM
From your photos Interloper, I may have to go with a Push config. for the H100i to have enough hose length without any tension. Your H80i is set to Push-Pull. Glad I got the new blower, since Push juxtapositions the fans between radiator and chassis, making them close to impossible to clean

It's actually just an H60 with a single fan in push config. The new H80i and H100i were not out yet and I didn't want to wait.

Interloper
01-05-2013, 02:42 AM
Yeah that should work. You should probably have an extra set of hand there to help though. Would be a bummer to mark up that sexy case or damage some hardware.

TenBlade
01-05-2013, 03:33 PM
We interrupt this broadcast to go live to TenBlade´s man cave...

The womb is ready to create life :cool: Finally my long anticipated Cooler Master Storm Styrker arrived.

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The back grill and the angles make me think of the back end of a Lamborghini Countach, but it´s not going to be "The Lambo build".

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Just couldn´t wait to breathe a little bit of life into my baby, so I fitted the back bone, just for kicks (pun intended ;)).

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Next up will be the H100i, I´ll have to get that from Germany, I think. I´ll try my quad fan mod, and see where I can fit it. I might have to hack saw off some of the handle bar going right into where the front most fan would be (not visible under the top cover), I´d have the radiator and one set of fans internally, and the other two on the outside. But that´s all just in my head now. Could perhaps also fit the fan-radiator sandwich at the bottom front. But then I´d have to get the babe off the ground, or it´ll be the most expensive vacuum cleaner this house has ever seen :rolleyes:

Now, CM may have gotten into trouble if they´d called this case Snow Trooper, but I doubt that ol´ George would go for my throat were I to call my build "Snow Trooper". It looks like it belongs on an ice planet, could also call it my "Hoth System"...yes, think we have a winner here. I´ll make it official, when I finally get all my pieces together and make a build log.

The case has such nice fan control buttons, but what you´ve got there from Lamptron, MeanBruce, would surely fit nicely into the black front with those red numbers. It also comes with a utility drawer at the bottom, and at the top there´s a slot where you can jam an SSD into, as an external drive. I fail to see the practicality of that appliance, but still think it´s cool ;)

Now, back to you, MeanBruce :cool:

TenBlade
01-05-2013, 04:50 PM
Gonna need this app to keep track of your thermals bro.:)

http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x358/MeanBruce/Planet-Hoth-Apple-Star-Wars-Weather-Widget_zps9f02a86f.jpg

Ha! :D Nice one! But I´m not going near any sub-zero cooling!

Tyrus Ashkar
01-05-2013, 07:38 PM
Very cool app. I want it ^^

Oh !!! I forget something : Happy New Year !!!!!

Tyrus Ashkar
01-05-2013, 07:54 PM
Hum so I know it's not a computer parts, but I want to share this nice moment with you ...
I present the new member of my familly:

"Cracotte"


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Paradoxium
01-06-2013, 12:46 AM
Finally finished my watercooled Maximus V Formula build: Completed albums here (http://imgur.com/a/o0Sh2) and here (http://imgur.com/a/izSzA).

http://i.imgur.com/7j1Nrh.jpg

kkn
01-06-2013, 02:45 AM
real nice paradoxium!!!!
i was gona go whit a res similar to yours but they was out of stock of the one i wanted :(
so ended up whit a clear one whit a UV catode in the middle of it.

Paradoxium
01-06-2013, 10:35 AM
real nice paradoxium!!!!
i was gona go whit a res similar to yours but they was out of stock of the one i wanted :(
so ended up whit a clear one whit a UV catode in the middle of it.

thanks :) glad you like it

TenBlade
01-08-2013, 02:30 PM
Are you going to take it out back yourself, or have a friend do it? ;) Funny how one can have this nostalgia, just like I got my old Striker II Extr. board that I just won´t get rid of.

billyray520
01-08-2013, 07:33 PM
and never found a use for the HDD/SSD hot swap bay

I found 750 GB 7200rpm whitelabel hdds on Ebay for $45, how could you go wrong? I put one in my hot swap drive bay and it is my system backup unit now. Also, I have checked, and trimmed SSD in there when necessary. It can also be used to totally erase old hdds. So there's definitely uses for hot swap bays. I always turn off the PC before swapping anyway. :)

Frost
01-09-2013, 05:10 AM
Hello All! Happy New Year! :) Go Asus!

Leafy
01-09-2013, 12:04 PM
It might be me, but I seem to be missing some of the aesthetics that, say, CM Haf 932/X offers on that case, but it sure is spacious; which brings me to the reason of this reply.

Does anyone care to submit volunteers for cases that actually can FIT a MVE without it, albeit partially, blocking cable management grommets? I am intersted in the CM HAF X or CM HAF 932, but I am not convinced that they will be able to house a MVE.

Pcpartpicker lists them as compatible cases however. But it also lists CM HAF XM, to which I put my question-marks.

billyray520
01-09-2013, 02:12 PM
It might be me, but I seem to be missing some of the aesthetics that, say, CM Haf 932/X offers on that case, but it sure is spacious; which brings me to the reason of this reply.

Does anyone care to submit volunteers for cases that actually can FIT a MVE without it, albeit partially, blocking cable management grommets? I am intersted in the CM HAF X or CM HAF 932, but I am not convinced that they will be able to house a MVE.

You can see how a M5E fits in my CM HAF-X in post #168, p. 17. Try this link: Post #168 (http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?23735-Maximus-V-Formula-and-Extreme-Owners-Club&p=204453&viewfull=1#post204453) The mobo does block one row of cable grommets, but there is another row of cable grommets completely unobstructed. The cutout for the processor area does not quite match the M5E, so you have to have everything right before you mount the board. i.e. backing brackets for liquid coolers. Otherwise there is loads of room. I like the hotswap drive draweres being accessible from the front of the case. I also like the wheels it's on. :) The case itself is extremely cool, and ambient temps inside the case are about the same as outside the case.

Myk SilentShadow
01-09-2013, 02:58 PM
What's Up George? Corsair George shows off the new 900D Godzilla chassis from CES Las Vegas. I think he said $350 was cost, wow.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0Q7xF07_eg

George asked me what I would like to see in an Obsidian 650D successor, ok George:

650D Successor

- The front intake should accommodate at least two 120mm fans and two 140mm fans without any modification. Interest in the once trendy 200mm fans is waning (unless I’m missing something). If possible design in 200mm mounting for legacy users, if not possible or too costly then at least a 2X120mm and 2X140mm front design.

- The rear exhaust should be improved to a 140mm. With positive pressure builds using the front and top (using H100 or not) as intake, more users want a larger rear fan as their only exhaust. Add top air filtration, magnetic and tasteful.

- Increase the price point. In March 2011 Corsair did not offer a full line of chassis, and then could understand the necessity to appeal to the $180 to $200 market. Now Corsair has something for everyone, so keep the Obsidian line your highest quality most feature laden offering. If the new 900D comes in at $299 or $349, the 650D successor should follow suit and fill in at $229 to $249, especially if the current 650D will still remain as an available SKU.

-Drop the attempts at a basic chassis based fan controller. Every component is offering fan control now. CorsairLink capability on the H100i, AXi PSU series, and motherboard software are enough for any user. If not removable and bay mounted fantrollers are always available. A much more appealing alternative would be to offer some sort of basic CorsairLink circuitry as part of the chassis purchase, at least with the Obsidian line-up.

- Appeal to current 650D users wanting to upgrade from an H100i to full water and pull business away from CaseLabs and their new Merlin towers. Increase the height of the chassis just enough to accommodate a 60-63mmx240mm radiator, just an extra inch is 25.4mm, that's enough. This is not just personal it’s from talking to many 650D owners, who have attempted water cooling and the need to mount thicker radiators. Thicker radiators with low FPI (fins per inch) allow for very low fan rpms (300 to 600rpm range) and consequently an ultra-silent build. Increase the width to at least 10inches (allowing 1.5 inches behind the motherboard tray), otherwise with increased height it’s going to look silly, everyone is getting into wider chassis now.

- Maintain the full acrylic side window WITH the low PSU view, no one else does that, its signature Corsair. Maintain the best PSU mounting in the hardware business. Create a revolutionary front drive bay design that will still accommodate 5.25in drives yet appeal to the trend away from 5.25 in devices altogether. I have some ideas on this.

- It should follow the styling lines of the new Obsidian 900D, yet have subtle variances and therefore its own personality, not just a smaller form factor. When you see it you know it’s a 680D (Six-Eighty D), and not a 900D.

- Produce a MeanBruce Special Edition, hahaha.:)

Thanks again George.

http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x358/MeanBruce/900d-pics-6201_zpsaf69476e.jpg

I dare to think of what the price will be for this behemoth when it finally lands in Aus :eek: thanks for sharing the vid mate!! good to see the face who pretty much goes with what the customers ask for...you must drop in the Corsair Forums a helluva lot to get a private request on what you'd like to see in the case...and hey!! you never know, he just may make you your own special ed. case :D one can only hope ;)

TenBlade
01-09-2013, 11:53 PM
In the video, George says $350USD, Corsair's most expensive chassis. He says its like a piece of furniture, way too large to place on your desk next to you. :)

You could actually build it into a wall in the living room instead of a fireplace ;) Keep house cozy warm...

Tyrus Ashkar
01-10-2013, 12:14 AM
It's the same fan Corsair uses in their Power Supplies. :)

http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x358/MeanBruce/IMG_1300_zpsa3821590.jpg

Are they more efficient and silent than Noctua fans ??

Tyrus Ashkar
01-10-2013, 09:53 AM
Thanks for all this précision !!!

Humm a question grow in my mind ... why Corsair use some Sanyo Fans in his PSU with 7 years of warranty and don't use his own fans ...

I know that Corsair don't made all PSU model, Seasonic works for them ...

Myk SilentShadow
01-10-2013, 10:55 AM
In the video, George says $350USD, Corsair's most expensive chassis. He says its like a piece of furniture, way too large to place on your desk next to you. :)

Yeah, I heard that price mate...but that's US Dollars....i'm curious about the Aussie Dollars price and since we get ripped off, I can imagine this beast is worth easy 400+ :eek:

As it stands, the 800 is worth just over 300 here...so the 900 being over 400 is definitely gonna be the price :rolleyes:

Myk SilentShadow
01-10-2013, 01:13 PM
Wow, heavy import duties? I would hate to think what CaseLabs would charge to ship a chassis to Australia from California. I was in disbelief they charged $52USD shipping for FedEx ground. That free Amazon two-day shipping spoils us. :)

Honestly, I dunno why the prices are so damn bad...and these prices I get, are from one of Australia's leading online PC Parts sellers...if I wanted this gear from a local shop...I don't even wanna think of the price lol :p

kkn
01-10-2013, 09:39 PM
i guess its the tax and shipping myk ;)
and i guess they know your full of monney and want to rip you off ;P

TenBlade
01-10-2013, 10:11 PM
Just ordered the H100i, just made available here in DK :cool: So, I´ll start playing around with my Arctic Cooling fans, and try different setups in my CM Stryker case. Then next month RAM and perhaps the first SSD, and I can scavenge psu and gpu for starters :rolleyes:

TenBlade
01-10-2013, 10:58 PM
Are we both playing with new chassis today bro? That's what I thought man new year, new chassis.:) I'll help ya set up that H100i, think I've got the technique almost under control, out of the box it's good, make some simple modifications and it's phenomenal. :)

Yep :cool:, and when I saw your case I regretted not getting that ;), but it´s not available in DK to my knowledge, and I still love my white full tower. I´ll suspend the cooler in the approximate position in the case, and then see how far the tubes will let me drag the radiator. And I think I´ve decided on replacing the factory applied TIM. Thanks for your support! ...you´re not as mean as they say ;)

sstephan
01-10-2013, 11:18 PM
Hello guys , new mve owner here.
Can anybody tell me what is smb connector on board ? No documentation in manual

TenBlade
01-11-2013, 05:11 AM
Hello guys , new mve owner here.
Can anybody tell me what is smb connector on board ? No documentation in manual

Welcome to the ROGs. From the looks of it, it could be the fittings for the antennas on the wi-fi/BT combo card.

sstephan
01-11-2013, 05:35 AM
Welcome to the ROGs. From the looks of it, it could be the fittings for the antennas on the wi-fi/BT combo card.
thanks

i dont think its used for antennas , or the mpcie card . the card is on the other side of the board , and already connected with both antennas (and working fine)

the connector i'm talking about is located at the lower section , below the bios chips and marked as "smb" .
check pic
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thanks guys

billyray520
01-11-2013, 01:28 PM
I found this:


SMBUS is used to read the SPD EEPROM on your DIMMs. So I don't
think SMBUS is entirely defunct. Frequently now, the hardware
monitor chip is moved from SMBUS to LPC, and that removes the simultaneous
access bug seen in previous generations of motherboards. So that
is an improvement. Other than the DIMMs, I don't know if there
are many other uses for SMBUS. (The DDC interface on a video
card VGA connector uses a serial bus, but I don't know if that
is the same bus as the one used for the DIMMs or not. I do see
SMCLK and SMDAT on the pinout for a PCI Express x16 video card
slot, so you never know.)

You are probably looking for an SMBUS header for connecting some
peripheral. I don't see that in the manual. You could pick up the
electrical signals from a DIMM slot. The SMB header I have on my
old motherboard here, has GND, CLK, DATA, and +3V listed as the
active signals. One pin is unused. So those are the kinds of signals
you'd have to find. (Not a user friendly solution.) As for the
3V, that could be an actual 3V level, as one Micron DDR2 datasheet
I have here on disk, mentions the SPD EEPROM on the DIMM can run
from 1.7V to 3.6V. On a motherboard, one source of 3V might be the
regulator that takes +5VSB and makes a voltage suitable for
running the CMOS island of the Southbridge.

Summary ? Forget it :-)

A person could argue that USB (a serial bus) replaces SMBUS.
The LPC bus is used for some system functions now, but it
is faster than SMBUS and uses more pins.

But then, that is not going to make whatever peripheral you have
in your hand magically work.

You could take a careful look around your motherboard and see if
there is a set of pads for SMB. I can't get high resolution pictures
of motherboards any more, so it is not possible to look for stuff
like this, without the actual board in front of me. If the pads
were present, a soldering iron and some gold plated staking pins
would be all you need to populate the interface. Electrically, the
bus would be ready to go, and no other components would need to be
soldered on.

And this (not an M5E):

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Tyrus Ashkar
01-11-2013, 10:06 PM
Hum this M8 make me dream .... it's exactly what I need for my build, but the price and the shipping rate to France are too high for me ...

I hope a European supplier resell caselabs products one day..

TenBlade
01-11-2013, 10:33 PM
...

In all fairness, the M5E was a gift from an old girlfriend, we stopped dating in July right after the board was installed, hmmmm that timing seems a little odd. :) Sorry for the personal stuff, but this is a personal day, the kind of day enthusiasts look forward to, and I'm gonna enjoy it. Took off work today, the new GF is taking off school, making french toast and bacon later this morning like it's Sunday, and just going to think and build. Better start with some chlorophyll so I don't make any mistakes.
...

I wish you a great personal day, hope it´ll last long, mate! Now, don´t grow leaves from that stuff! ;)

TenBlade
01-12-2013, 11:01 AM
... Hey TenBlade, don't mean to tease but they make them in a new matte white textured finish now that looks amazing. Sorry M8, I know you love white cases. If you get one in the textured matte white powedercoat, I'll turn green with envy, if the chlorophyll doesn't get me there first. :)
...

HA HA ROFL, m8 ;) I´ll definitely have an eye out for it in about two years, when again it´s time to turn the wife into one big ? Then perhaps it´ll be available over here by the time :cool:

tipes
01-12-2013, 04:46 PM
We had this SM8 video from Tom a few months back. I could see why the SM8 tower would be a first choice for many enthusiasts, there is more room in the primary compartment enough to fit 480mm radiators, whereas the M8 can only fit up to 360mm long radiators, but still has room for three of them at once, enough to satisty most users.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtSv2Qj0CAQa

I think the choice for me just came down to what would work better sitting on top of my desk as a work rig. The SM8 as a tower must allow more height for the PSU to mount under the motherboard in the primary compartment, whereas the M8 places the PSU into the secondary compartment allowing for a more compact shorter chassis, which fits much better if placement is Desktop, next to you while working or gaming. I didnt want the PC to sit on the floor. SM8 was a close 2nd choice, but I'm so happy with this dual compartment layout and the way the M8 looks and integrates into my office space as a more compact design, the SM8 tower would have looked out of place in my small office. I think Mr. Tipes went for the SM8 tower, wish he would lend us some photos and his words on the chassis.

Mr. Tipes where are you bro?:)

Enough glamour shots already, I'm ready to power this amazing chassis UP. Ordering a Lamptron front PWR LED switch in ROG RED of course to replace the standard blue LED switch.

That would make such a nice option for CaseLabs to offer in the future, allowing buyers the choice of ordering the front Lamptron power button/switch in either Blue, Red, Green, or White LED.

OR offering them as a separate purchase from the CaseLabs store. I had to search for an hour to find an actual Lamptron branded 22mm momentary switch in red checking every vendor Lamptron lists at their website and found it at the most unlikely of places, M mods. Even then it comes as a bare switch so either get out the soldering iron or take it to Performance-PCS for some sleeving. Be so much easier to order as an option directly from the CL store.

Hey Bruce - I see your rig is coming along nicely, your doing a great job there. Sorry I have not posted much on here, but had a few things to sort out. You are indeed correct I did recently aquire myself an SM8, and what a great case it is. I will give a better opinion on this shortly - as I am not feeling great at the moment. Just wish I had a camera, so I could post pics of my build in the SM8, but sadly I only have the mobile phone to use for pics at the moment, anf the quality is rubbish. I may be picking up a camera in the next few weeks - and hopefully once I do I can post some pics worthy of the case and the ROG board Lol.

I will post something much more meaningful soon I hope - till then keep rogging !!!!!

Mark (Tipes)

Frost
01-12-2013, 09:03 PM
Guy's I know that I've been away for awhile, I'm sorry. Yet I bring goodies, I'm sorry to announce that our AIO CPU cooling solutions are now all sub-par. *Unless You Have A Total Custom Loop*

http://youtu.be/tZgctchIQ7M

Let us know what you guys think, although I can probably guess that many of us are going to go bald prematurely from pulling out our own hair, I've already got 2 patches ripped out! :) Go Asus! :)

Frost
01-13-2013, 07:27 AM
Very nice Set-up Bruce and awesome case! :) Go Asus! :)

TenBlade
01-13-2013, 06:39 PM
Found my case fans, Yate Loon D12SL-12 in ROG RED sgonna look great behind the black front

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TenBlade
01-13-2013, 06:56 PM
Thanks, mate :). I´m even contemplating custom sleeving the cables, but have to see how difficult it is to get all the wires out of and back into the plugs :rolleyes:

Frost
01-14-2013, 05:57 AM
@Bruce :) OK old buddy I will on condition that you continue, It's no secret that you are our back bone in this thread. I'll support you as much as possible, it's just that work and family take so much of my time. So let's wave away your earlier post :) I saw your post on case fans and I feel your pain, it just so happens that 2 days ago I bought some completely new fans that I've never seen before or heard of in large and what I have heard has been mostly positive, I would describe them as competitors/alternatives to the Noctua's... So tonight I will take some pictures of them and the boxes to post and maybe you'll want to try them. And if anyone else has experienced them, please post your findings, so far I love them! :) Go Asus! :)

Frost
01-14-2013, 06:05 AM
@Bruce I think your problem is Win8 itself, I'd also like to point out that it "seems" so far that Win8 is following in Microsoft's every other one pattern. Win7 works well, why will they not support it with a Service Pack 2 with the new code for the new hardware and technologies, I hate when people are forced to go to Win8 a.k.a "Not Desktop Approved"

Frost
01-14-2013, 06:44 AM
Everyone check this out and let me know what you think please

http://youtu.be/tZgctchIQ7M

Go Asus! :)

tipes
01-14-2013, 08:34 AM
Over the last few years I've had so many fans, CM and Corsair stock case and Hydro fans, the Corsair 200mm stock 650D chassis fans, the Cooler Master Mega-Flow 200mm (which are amazing), the Silverstone Air Penetrator 180mm in this photo (also amazing). Every Noctua 120mm and 140mm up to the NF-F12s, the new Corsair Quiet Editions AF and SP fans. Never had any Scythe Gentle Typhoons, but hear they are great fans and the Silverstone AP-120mms and Noise-Blockers also.

Speaking only in the 1000rpm and lower range, the under 10 decibel range, the NF-F12s are much better than the Corsair AF and SP fans and the Sanyo Denki SanAce Silent S-Type are much better than the NF-F12s. They push more air at an inaudible level, subsequently cool the CPU better and are even more adjustable on a typical fan controller.

The Corsair's are quiet, but at a quiet rpm do not move as much cold air.

Less than 1000rpms:

1) Sanyo-Denki SanAce Silent S-Type 9S1212M4011 120mm
2) Noctua NF-F12 Focus Flow 120mm
3) Corsair SP Quiet Edition 120mm

Above 1000rpms: I have no idea, never run fans that high.


If noise is not an issue, then any of the fans in this photo will push good air at medium and high rpms, but if you're a silent enthusiast like me, then you will cherish the Sanyos. It's sort of like the CaseLabs chassis, you hate the fact that you had to spend so much and then when they arrive and you begin to use them, you kick yourself for waiting so long.:)

http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x358/MeanBruce/IMG_1391_zpsfe6dc355.jpg


Found my case fans, Yate Loon D12SL-12 in ROG RED sgonna look great behind the black front

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Hi all,

I dont post as often as I should here, but rest assured I am always following happenings on here,Still waiting to get a camera so I can post a mini review of my caselabs SM8,and show off my humble attempt at a Rog rig.

Thanks for the interesting fan info/suggestions guys - always good to have such info/oppinions.

Mark

tipes
01-14-2013, 08:40 AM
Everyone check this out and let me know what you think please

http://youtu.be/tZgctchIQ7M

Go Asus! :)

Thanks for the link - watched this yesterday. I thought it looked like a kickass product, but there is some doubt about the figures they used in testing against competitor offerings. I think it will be best to await some independant reviews before coming to any real purposeful conclusions. Either way though it looks like a welcome addition to cooling choices, and looks to be very nicely done by Swiftech.

Mark

Frost
01-14-2013, 09:08 AM
Ok, So here is the first look that I promised! :) I'm replacing all the fans in my 600T with these Cougar PWM 120mm's. I've already got some of these in my case and they perform great *Accurate or Very Close To They're Rated Specs* very quite fans and they're design focuses the air flow like a tunnel! :) They come in 2 colors, I'll be using all black, I'm going to be exchanging the orange ones for the black ones. They have a very solid construction, back to sound, compared to CM Sickleflow R4's, the Sickleflows are LOUD, as compared to Noctua's, the Noctua's are a bit louder, so that should say alot! Cougar makes a few different versions of fans and these are their best, and did I mention that they're PWM! So your Maximus can be properly feed, Asus made ALL of your fan headers 4-pin for a reason.
I just installed these, I'll keep you updated on how they continue to perform, If you have any Q:'s just ask

Speed: 800-1500 RPM
Voltage Range: 4.5-13VDC
Bearing: Hydro-Dynamic Bearing
Connector: PWM 4-pin
Air Flow: 70.5 CFM
Air Pressure: 2.2mm H2O
Acoustical Noise: 17.3dB(A)

Here's some pics, let me know what you think :) Go Asus! :) :) Go Bruce! :)
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Frost
01-14-2013, 09:18 AM
Thanks for the link - watched this yesterday. I thought it looked like a kickass product, but there is some doubt about the figures they used in testing against competitor offerings. I think it will be best to await some independant reviews before coming to any real purposeful conclusions. Either way though it looks like a welcome addition to cooling choices, and looks to be very nicely done by Swiftech.


Mark
Thank You,
Agreed, 3rd party testing is needed and if it does well I'm buying, but if it can't beat the H100i at the least I hope it sends design messages to companies about being able to expand our loops/systems, by the way this product is coming to market @ 140.00 USD

tipes
01-14-2013, 11:02 AM
Thank You,
Agreed, 3rd party testing is needed and if it does well I'm buying, but if it can't beat the H100i at the least I hope it sends design messages to companies about being able to expand our loops/systems, by the way this product is coming to market @ 140.00 USD

Only problem is that 140 USD will probably translate in too £140 here in the UK - we always get stung here:mad::mad:

Oh well roll on those independant tests.

Cheers

Mark

Frost
01-14-2013, 12:09 PM
Only problem is that 140 USD will probably translate in too £140 here in the UK - we always get stung here:mad::mad:

Oh well roll on those independant tests.

Cheers

Mark
I'm sorry to hear that, that sucks that it doesn't scale to rate exchange. What about computer store competition, are there any stores that you know of but haven't checked they're prices? Over here, if your lucky enough to live in a city (like myself:) ) that has a Micro Center, they have awesome prices on most items and a large build-your-own section
:) Go Asus! :)

Tyrus Ashkar
01-20-2013, 01:59 PM
Only problem is that 140 USD will probably translate in too £140 here in the UK - we always get stung here:mad::mad:

Oh well roll on those independant tests.

Cheers

Mark


Or 140 € , so if the final price in the UK will be 140£ , buy the H100i in France ... the shipping rates from france will be lower than from US ...

tipes
01-20-2013, 07:23 PM
Or 140 € , so if the final price in the UK will be 140£ , buy the H100i in France ... the shipping rates from france will be lower than from US ...

Now theres an idea, still I won't be needing it anyway - happy with my custom water setup. It is just that we always get a bad deal on prices here in the UK because of greedy government taxes!

Hey Frost - how are those fans working out?

Mark

Frost
01-20-2013, 10:58 PM
@Tipes Man these fans are awesome, very smooth operation, good temps, very quit, and can I add finally a premium/semi-premium fan that looks good at a good price point, I just can't get it in my head that I pay a high price for a performance fan that looks like crap, so, yes I'm very pleased with the wholeness of these fans (Cougar Vortex PWM 120's) :) Go Asus! :)

Frost
01-20-2013, 10:59 PM
Bruce where are you!!!!

Frost
01-21-2013, 01:07 AM
Very, very nice set-up Bruce, that case is awesome! Those temps are really encouraging also, I'm glad to see with a bit of money and know how, we can tame Ivy Bridge! What are your future hopes/plans for your build, or is this the final product...? And the recipe looks great, i wish I could have some! :)

:) Go Asus! :)

Frost
01-21-2013, 01:09 AM
@Bruce, And your saying with that TIM spread is how you've achieved your best results?

Frost
01-21-2013, 01:55 AM
After 16 seatings that's the best I could get out of the H100i was 2C to 3C Above Ambient at Idle, and yes with that thin tube-like shaped TIM directly over the die. Looks like I won't reach 1C, that is reserved for now for custom water.

I just have to add that 16seatings sounds like a lot of work. Its not with this new chassis, I just laid it down so gravity would be the only force on the TIM and set the cold plate, checked temps good or bad, disassembled wiped reapplied, remounted. There is so much room I was able to do 3 seatings in an hour.


Found this new fan controller, it’s just shouting out ROG:

http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x358/MeanBruce/untitled1_zps286fe5d8.png
That's awesome, then I guess that's how I'll seat mine and that application makes sense. Bruce, when you pull it off is there much TIM over-hang off of the lid? Because, that almost looks like a bit much, but maybe not... and that's the Noctua paste?
Yes, that fan controller looks boss, really nice. Although, what advantages have you found with your new awesome looking fan controller over the in-OS fan control software? (Just when you thought you were out, They pull you back in,lol) :)
:)Go Asus! :)

tipes
01-21-2013, 03:26 AM
@Tipes Man these fans are awesome, very smooth operation, good temps, very quit, and can I add finally a premium/semi-premium fan that looks good at a good price point, I just can't get it in my head that I pay a high price for a performance fan that looks like crap, so, yes I'm very pleased with the wholeness of these fans (Cougar Vortex PWM 120's) :) Go Asus! :)

H[ Frost,

Thanks for the update. I had a look at there site, and liked what I saw. Pity they are not east to buy here in the UK.
Was considering some of there led fans for the front intake on my case.

Go Frost:( Go Asus:(

Mark

Frost
01-21-2013, 04:43 AM
H[ Frost,

Thanks for the update. I had a look at there site, and liked what I saw. Pity they are not east to buy here in the UK.
Was considering some of there led fans for the front intake on my case.

Go Frost:( Go Asus:(

Mark
Hello Tipes, Well as you know, going the extra mile for performance can make all the world to us and our builds, that said I suggest that you try to get 2 of the fans and try them out and see what you think, I'm sorry that parts are more expensive over there... but I really think that these fans are worth it.
:) Go Asus! :) :) Go Tipes! :) :) Go Bruce! :)

Frost
01-21-2013, 04:45 AM
@Bruce, Have you had any experience with these fans or know of anyone who has? (Cougar Vortex PWM 120's)

Myk SilentShadow
01-21-2013, 06:26 PM
Finally decided to Google Sanyo-Denki to see if by chance there's a distributor here in Australia, the fans you mention there Bruce the "9S1212L4011" are worth $63.10 here :eek: lol

TenBlade
01-21-2013, 06:50 PM
MeanBruce, you´re back! :) Was getting worried :rolleyes:
Got my H100i, and I have a couple of questions for you. But, I´ll be quite busy this week. Talk to you later, mate!

Myk SilentShadow
01-21-2013, 06:56 PM
I know Myk, these two fans were $73.02USD and I still have to get them finished, another $12. That's crazy expensive. That's why I wish a retailer would offer them to us at a lower cost per fan. I'm just happy it's almost over, I only needed 5 fans. :)

I agree with you completely mate, i'm trying to pick a good fan that I can use for my next most likely build...but of course, price is gonna play a huge part in it...since at the moment the build(including new case by NZXT) is gonna cost me over $1800 lol

TenBlade
01-22-2013, 05:56 AM
Thanks, MB, good on ya. I´ll be watching your progress on the custom H2O for sure. Gotta read about the Swiftechy...

feniks
01-22-2013, 04:37 PM
hmmm ... somehow I missed that thread and always wanted to ask ... what is it exactly about in here? :)

feniks
01-22-2013, 04:57 PM
LOL, good enough :D

feniks
01-22-2013, 05:38 PM
LMAO!! you forgot to mention those would be senior ... uhm ... girls ;)
Toms River, NJ ... hehe ... business must be going slow over there ;)


Always keep my promise. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8q5G9Mnocg

feniks
01-23-2013, 12:05 AM
Happy New year 2013 buddy :)

Frost
01-23-2013, 06:18 AM
Thank You, Happy new Year to you too and everyone else! :) Go Asus! :)

Frost
01-23-2013, 06:42 AM
Everyone is going nuts over these new Swiftech CLCs. I know Frost brought the info here into the thread but I was so absorbed in changing my case I didn’t realize just how BIG this was; now I know. Swiftech is producing a closed-loop all in one cooler with a radiator made of copper and brass not aluminum like our H100s and the first closed loop that you can open and add another radiator or two graphics cards to later without voiding warranty. If you want to use it out of the box you can, but also can open the loop and add fluid and more components if you wish. Swiftech is out of California, and created the pump for this new unit in-house. The cost is only $139, and they begin taking pre-orders next week for deliveries in February. It sounds almost too good to be true, but as long as the pump is silent and the cooling is there, then it’s a great deal. Think it comes with 3-year warranty, not 5-year like an H100i.

Something I must say, during the 16 seatings of the H100i there was one recurring event that is noteworthy. When I would apply a little too much TIM and achieved a Delta of say 6C or 7C, the pump was quieter and transferred less noise into the motherboard tray and chassis framework. When I used less TIM and got the lowest temps and lowest Delta Ts of 2C and 3C, I got much more low frequency hum resonating throughout the chassis. It was almost like the thicker TIM was also providing some sort of noise dampening effect for pump vibration.

This has convinced me that I really want to eventually get the pump OFF my CPU and placement somewhere else within the chassis, either front 5.25in bay reservoir mount or somewhere in the secondary compartment with the PSU. As much of a quiet freak that I am, I’m going with a simple water loop, but these new coolers from Swiftech offer a lot for the money, if they had been available back in November I would have picked up the Swiftech H220 instead of the Corsair H100i. Not that I can find anything wrong with the H100i for $100 it’s pretty damn nice. But the improved radiators that Swiftech is using made with Copper and Brass is hard to pass up, after having two H100 radiators made of Aluminum.

http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x358/MeanBruce/img0323k_zps35c72a15.jpg

http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x358/MeanBruce/29082F9D-D4F1-4557-A68AE99497C03A7E_zps0f024e83.jpg

*Bump* @Bruce, Thank You for doing a good info/review that only you can do! I'd really like to see you be the first one in these Asus forums to acquire/install one of these :) To reiterate your point, There's nothing wrong with the H100i, it's just that Swiftech seems to offer SOO much more and I feel this is the direction that all closed-loop systems should have taken from the beginning.
Your synopsis seems quite valid for the pump vibration, and your solution would definitely work... although I think it would be funner if you'd cop the Swiftech H220 and see if the vibration is still there :)
:) Go Bruce! :) :) Go Asus :)

Frost
01-23-2013, 06:57 AM
@Bruce, Thanx for the Sanyo-Denki fan info, I'll be checking my area to see if they're in any of my stores here or how I can get one easily, I'll let you know what I think about them when I have one, I'm excited to see there performance!
:) Go Asus! :)

pathfindercod
01-23-2013, 02:16 PM
Just got my four boxes from Newegg.
Old System out the door:
Gigabyte Assassin 2 x79
3820
EVGA GTX680 2gb vanilla type
Cooler Master Storm Trooper
Evo212

New System going on my build bench tonight:
Cooler Master Haf XB
Asus Maximus V Formula
3770k
Phanteks PH-TC14PE (Red of course)
2 x EVGA GTX 680 Classified
2 x Samsung 840 Pro 256 gb SSD going in raid 0
2 x Mushkin 240gb Chronos (from OLD PC) for swap files and applications

I am digging all the features I have been reading about on the new Asus boards. I was a stray for a while with a couple Gigabyte boards but was using Asus boards since I started building computers in 1991. Well dont think it was a Asus board back then but I started building them then.

Hope the gods of PC building are on my side tonight :)

red454
01-23-2013, 04:06 PM
Good luck with the build - I love my M5F. And by out the door with the old, you mean...(?) (That would make a nice folding rig)

pathfindercod
01-23-2013, 06:12 PM
I wish I could keep it but I have to recoups some cash. So it's all mostly already sold. I recently bought a Sager np9370 with dual gtx 680's as well. My wife is about to have a creaking cow.

feniks
01-23-2013, 06:46 PM
here's what I built in Summer and then upgraded a bit here and there over time by the end of last year.

board: ASUS MVE
cpu: 3770K @ 4.9GHz daily (on offsets)
ram: mushkin 996990 2x4GB @ 2400MHz CL10
gpu: evga 670 2gb SLI
boot drive: mushkin chronos 240GB SSD
storage: hitachi deskstar 2TB + wd caviar green 1.5TB
custom cooling: mostly XSPC parts (Raystorm CPU block, 2x Razor 670 blocks, RX240 rad + EX360 rad) for now, with Koolance D5 Strong pump at 24V and FQPC Liquid Fusion reservoir, feser blue uv active tubing.

a few pics:
http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/2424/closedcasenightp1010259.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/19/closedcasenightp1010259.jpg/)
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Some benches:
Cinebench 11.5 x64 3770K @ 5.1GHz, 2x4GB ram @ 2400MHz CL10
http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/2839/cinenew3i751ghz1540vfix.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/145/cinenew3i751ghz1540vfix.jpg/)

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3DMark11:
17,385
http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/5366673

3DMark Vantage:
51,261
http://www.3dmark.com/3dmv/4479052

SuperPI 1.5 32M, 3770K @ 5.2GHz:
6m 28.494s

feniks
01-23-2013, 08:18 PM
Thank you for kindness :D .. glad you like my rig :D

MeanBruceROG, that sounds good man! ask what you need and I can help to the extent of what I know (google will help on what I don't know LOL) :)

XSPC makes very decent gear and at much lower pricing than leading competition (which is only a tiny bit ahead performance wise).
I simply love Raystorm and Razor blocks and the way they look (LED colors are customizable of course), also very well performers!

as per XSPC rads, there is something much better nowadays than former glorious RX (62mm thick) series. Check out the NexXxos Monsta series from Alphacool, they beat everybody, but those rads are thick like hell (80mm thick that is), to the point where a single 360 Monsta rad behaves like "normal" 480 radiator :) ... actually I will be replacing my XSPC RX240 soon with acool Monsta 240 ... and perhaps also my EX360 with Monsta 360 in further future (will need to redesign the loop routing tho).

Sanyo Denki is a Japanese maker and I simply love them :D I use only Scythe personally and I have a mix (50/50) of Scythe S-Flex 1,900rpm and Scythe GT AP-15's here on rads ... all connected through a tiny 3.5'' Sunbeam Rheosmart 3-channel controller (with PWM sense, knobs only, no LCD).

as per the D5 pump I personally think it's a great choice! D5 seem to fail very rarely and are virtually silent at highest settings.
I use Koolance PMP-450S model (no vario, with tacho wire) which I run through a 12V-24V voltage controller from Koolance. My pump runs at 24V constantly and yet the fans at idle (~700rpm) are louder than the pump "noise".

Heres' the thing in case you wanted to run 24V through a D5. D5 vario do NOT scale well with 24V controller, the benefit will be very small (maybe 10%) over pressure and flow rates with max d% vario setting at 12V.
If you want to feed 24V (pump rotational speed at 5,900rpm vs stock 4,400rpm, much larger head pressure and water flow) then you should take D5 Strong pump without vario (stock parameters are same as D5 Vario at 4 setting or so) and let the voltage controller scale it parameters without vario interference.

red454
01-24-2013, 02:26 AM
Good Lord, now I have Case envy...

feniks
01-24-2013, 02:45 AM
it's a nice case in deed :D very spacious ... and 2x PSU capable :) ... I smell a big project in plans! :)

apocalypzez
01-24-2013, 03:04 AM
here's what I built in Summer and then upgraded a bit here and there over time by the end of last year.

board: ASUS MVE
cpu: 3770K @ 4.9GHz daily (on offsets)
ram: mushkin 996990 2x4GB @ 2400MHz CL10
gpu: evga 670 2gb SLI
boot drive: mushkin chronos 240GB SSD
storage: hitachi deskstar 2TB + wd caviar green 1.5TB
custom cooling: mostly XSPC parts (Raystorm CPU block, 2x Razor 670 blocks, RX240 rad + EX360 rad) for now, with Koolance D5 Strong pump at 24V and FQPC Liquid Fusion reservoir, feser blue uv active tubing.

a few pics:
http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/2424/closedcasenightp1010259.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/19/closedcasenightp1010259.jpg/)
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Some benches:
Cinebench 11.5 x64 3770K @ 5.1GHz, 2x4GB ram @ 2400MHz CL10
http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/2839/cinenew3i751ghz1540vfix.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/145/cinenew3i751ghz1540vfix.jpg/)

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3DMark11:
17,385
http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/5366673

3DMark Vantage:
51,261
http://www.3dmark.com/3dmv/4479052

SuperPI 1.5 32M, 3770K @ 5.2GHz:
6m 28.494s

Hey FENIKS.....!!! What's up, mate!! I see that you've been rawking some awesome clock speed!!! 5.1GHz.....proud of you buddy!! You definitely pulled it off..!!!

feniks
01-24-2013, 03:18 AM
Hey FENIKS.....!!! What's up, mate!! I see that you've been rawking some awesome clock speed!!! 5.1GHz.....proud of you buddy!! You definitely pulled it off..!!!

Thanks man!!! :D ... yeah it all worked out eventually in my 5 yrs old case ;) ... and was able to get that 670 SLI finally too, so happy with this setup ... not to mention it's nice to look at too, especially at night hehe :)

how have you been? what up with your sig (Rigless)?

apocalypzez
01-24-2013, 04:40 AM
Thanks man!!! :D ... yeah it all worked out eventually in my 5 yrs old case ;) ... and was able to get that 670 SLI finally too, so happy with this setup ... not to mention it's nice to look at too, especially at night hehe :)

how have you been? what up with your sig (Rigless)?

Your system always had a killer look!! I always wanted to adopt custom water cooling but currently holding off due to circumstances!!

Anyways, I've PMed you as well!! And you'll know that I'll be needing a lot of help catching up OCing!!!

feniks
01-24-2013, 04:56 AM
thanks again bro :) .. read the PM, I understand very well and wish you guys all the best! :D

PM me if you need help with OC'ing will be glad to share!

apocalypzez
01-24-2013, 06:13 AM
Hey I see in your sig that you've delidded your cpu!! How did you do it? And do you have any pics of it!!

feniks
01-24-2013, 03:29 PM
yes, I did, actually 4 of them :) ... was binning a bit and looking for voltage limits below 1.52v for daily running.

here's the delidding thread with all the info you need :)
http://www.overclock.net/t/1313179/official-delidded-ivy-bridge-club

feniks
01-24-2013, 08:30 PM
not really hehe. no way it sums up like that ;)
push+pull fans will drop temps a little further (extra 1-2C degrees) over either push or pull.
then push or pull can also generate slightly different results (up to 1C difference in water to ambient delta), general consensus was that in single sided setup usually pull configuration wins over push, but push+pull is always better.

another option is using fan shrouds and that can generate even better results since air leakage between fan blades and frame is greatly reduced.

can't remember how push+pull affects air flow (CFM) or static pressure, but I think it doesn't do much to actual air flow, only adds up some more power to pressure I think and nowhere near equals using a single sided fan of double speed/flow/pressure at all.

trying to find a link on such setups testing that I've seen in past somewhere, but can't find it now. it could have been skineelabs or martinsliquidlabs review, not sure now.

EDIT:
actually having 2 fans (one on each side of radiator) helps, because the effective CFM of push fan after going through radiator drops (due to fins restriction) and the pull fan helps in restoring the effective air flow on the pull side to around unrestricted level (as for push before hitting the radiator). hope it makes sense to you.

feniks
01-24-2013, 09:07 PM
oh for intake/exhaust purposes a single fan is enough. stacking them together will just create more noise mostly ;)
it seems that CFM does not increase (it doesn't add up together at all), the only exception is sort of restoring of a weakened air flow in radiator push pull example.
static pressure however does rise when fans get stacked, but that you do not need for case fans at all (air flow you need, not static pressure for this purpose).

some fan configurations comparison I found, not what I meant, but it should give the idea:
http://www.overclockers.com/fan-stacking-myth-vs-reality/

feniks
01-25-2013, 12:22 AM
yeah that should do, 3 intake fans is very optimal. I have my front radiator (360) with push-pull config serving also as case intake, does the trick very well.

I'd suggest staying away from Fan Xpert 2 application as far as you can ... it does weird things through OS layer and messes something on asus boards on electrical levels ... very well visible is you close Ai Suite and try running AIDA64 monitoring software ... you will encounter unexpected shutdown at idle sooner or later or sudden restart, no BSOD generated in either case. check this thread, a bunch of people reported this problem and seems to exist in all Maximus V series boards as well as P8Z77 series ... potentially on all modern asus boards shipped with Ai Suite and dreaded Fan Xpert software ...
http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?27556-Maximus-V-Extreme-Possible-1501-BIOS-conflict-with-AIDA64-EE-monitoring-in-background&country=&status=
one other thing it sometimes does to board's BIOS is sort of destabilizing normally stable overclocks over time (on electrical level) and tending to mess BIOS settings which then change after restart to default values sometimes ... it's a terrible piece of software, hopefully ASUS fixes it, because it's a joke what it does...

driftingforlife
01-25-2013, 01:01 PM
I have that res/pump for my CPU loop. Go for a proper pump top and tube res, the pickup is near the top and bleeding it was a pita.

Myk SilentShadow
01-25-2013, 01:11 PM
Just have to get one of these for my grandmother, she can take it to Walmart: :p

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zy5rkw4SeP4

Jesus!!! Looks like Tim "The Toolman" Taylor still lives and breathes :p lol

tipes
01-25-2013, 01:44 PM
I have that res/pump for my CPU loop. Go for a proper pump top and tube res, the pickup is near the top and bleeding it was a pita.

Deffo +1. I much preffer a proper tube res and pump top. Easier to maintain as well as being quieter as you dont get the reonance from the bay res transferring to the case.

Mark

NemesisChild
01-26-2013, 01:31 AM
Great thread, learned some tips from you Maximus pros.
Just ordered my new Maximus V Formula yesterday, can't wait, like a kid on Christmas morning.
Will be initially runnning a 2700k with twin GTX 570's.
Plan to upgrade to a i7 3770k and twin EVGA GTX FTW 670's in about 2 months.