Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 37
  1. #1
    ROG Guru: Yellow Belt Array
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Reputation
    19
    Posts
    128

    Obsidian Trifire - 3x 7970 EK Blocks - 1260 & 360mm Rads. Pics & Data included

    Hi Guys,
    I have been taking my cooling to its final step this weekend so thought it may be of interest for folks to have a bit of a reference topic as to how a few things work out.

    The system:
    Case: Corsair Obsidian 800D
    Mobo: Asus Maximus Extreme IV - Z
    CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K @ 4.8ghz
    GPU: 3 x Sapphire Radeon 7970's running standard clocks (for now)
    RAM: 16GB of Corsair Vengeance 1866MHz
    HDD: 2x OCZ Vertex 3 Sata 6 SSD
    PSU: XFX Pro 1250w Black gamer Edition

    Cooling & Monitoring
    CPU Block: EK Supreme HF Plexi EN
    Radiator: 1 x EK Coolstream XT 360mm Copper Fins - Single Circuit
    Reservoir: XSPC Acrylic Dual 5.25 with pump inside
    Pumps: Alphacool VPP655 - D5 Pump
    Rad Fans: 3 x Scythe Gentle Typhoon 1850RPM - AP15s.
    Case Fans: 3x Corsair 140mm fans.
    Coolant: Feser Aqua - Ultra Pure Water

    Ok,
    So what I propose to do is as follows:

    1. Run the NEW Aida64's system stability test for 10mins as it is now and got a screenshot.
    2. Install my new radiator and fans and repeated the test and got another screenshot to see what the extra cooling area does for the CPU (if anything).
    3. Installed my EK waterblocks on the 7970's and again, repeated the exact same 10min test.
    4. Run the same test again, but with no fans. (Passive)


    The radiator being added is a Phobya Extreme Supernova 1260.
    The 4 x 200mm fans being installed on it are the Cooler Master MegaFlow 200

    If anyone has any usefull comments or suggestions I would love to hear them.

    Asus Maximus IV Extreme Z
    i7 3770K @ 4.4ghz
    AMD 7970 HD x3 in TriFire @ 1200/1800.
    2x 240GHZ OCZ Vertex 3 SSD & 1x 512Gb Vertex 4
    16GB 2133mhz Patriot DDR3
    Ennermax Max Revo 1500w PSU
    Huge water loop with an internal EK 340mm & external Supernova 1260mm
    Windows 7 64 bit.

    Aquaero Fan control & monitoring

  2. #2
    ROG Guru: Yellow Belt Array
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Reputation
    19
    Posts
    128

    The first test is done and came out as follows.



    As you can see, the CPU is being looked after very well with room ambients of 22C, and the 7970's core and VRM's are having a hell of a time, although its worth noting they never get quite that hot after an hour on battlefield, so god knows what Aida64 does to them!? One things for sure, it draws some power, its the ONLY test I have that gets these carsd that hot and draws over 1KW from the outlet!

    Some pictures of the progress... [I]


    200mm fans fitted to backplate.


    3x EK 7970 blocks.


    This rad is as big as my 24" monitor. LOL


    2x 140mm NB pro fans to upgrade the 2 in my case while I am at it.


    The missus helping me dry up a water spillage when I spat my dummy out.


    Random parts shot.


    The first card coming apart.

    Asus Maximus IV Extreme Z
    i7 3770K @ 4.4ghz
    AMD 7970 HD x3 in TriFire @ 1200/1800.
    2x 240GHZ OCZ Vertex 3 SSD & 1x 512Gb Vertex 4
    16GB 2133mhz Patriot DDR3
    Ennermax Max Revo 1500w PSU
    Huge water loop with an internal EK 340mm & external Supernova 1260mm
    Windows 7 64 bit.

    Aquaero Fan control & monitoring

  3. #3
    ROG Guru: Yellow Belt Array
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Reputation
    19
    Posts
    128

    Ready for the block.


    Block fitted.


    Backplate fitted.


    Dont wanna slip with a screwdriver round here!


    3 cards ready to be fitted with bridge and links.


    1st link fitted.


    All built up and ready to install. Shockingly heavy.



    Asus Maximus IV Extreme Z
    i7 3770K @ 4.4ghz
    AMD 7970 HD x3 in TriFire @ 1200/1800.
    2x 240GHZ OCZ Vertex 3 SSD & 1x 512Gb Vertex 4
    16GB 2133mhz Patriot DDR3
    Ennermax Max Revo 1500w PSU
    Huge water loop with an internal EK 340mm & external Supernova 1260mm
    Windows 7 64 bit.

    Aquaero Fan control & monitoring

  4. #4
    ROG Guru: Yellow Belt Array
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Reputation
    19
    Posts
    128

    The Loop. Not totally happy with this as its a bit untidy, will renew later.






    Had a small issue with Aida in as much as, I liked it so much I bought it, but the *beta* i dumbly downloaded it doesnt seem to recognise my 3rd card! Damn thing.

    Still,
    Got it all up and running and did some testing with heaven V3 / 3dmark11 etc and all seems to be working and benching as it should, so I have proceeded.

    This test was run exactly the same as before, Aida 64 stability test for ten mins with fans all at full speed, and identical screenshots taken, so here we have it... To say I am happy with the results is a huge understatement!





    So, with such great results I figured the ultimate test was in order. No fans in the system running at all.
    Totally passive and, more interestingly, SILENT.



    Please note:
    I havent made it clear that this system has retained the EK 360mm rad in the roof as well, so I have a LOT of rad surface area. And its working.

    Pics to follow.

    Asus Maximus IV Extreme Z
    i7 3770K @ 4.4ghz
    AMD 7970 HD x3 in TriFire @ 1200/1800.
    2x 240GHZ OCZ Vertex 3 SSD & 1x 512Gb Vertex 4
    16GB 2133mhz Patriot DDR3
    Ennermax Max Revo 1500w PSU
    Huge water loop with an internal EK 340mm & external Supernova 1260mm
    Windows 7 64 bit.

    Aquaero Fan control & monitoring

  5. #5
    ROG Guru: Yellow Belt Array
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Reputation
    19
    Posts
    128

    Some almost final images...











    The Aquaero system controller is now programmed as follows:

    If the 1260 radiator inlet temp reaches 27 degrees fire up the 200mm fans at 20% speed.
    This then ramps up at 20% every 1 degree until 30degrees at which point they run full speed.

    If the water outlet into the reservoir sees 30 degrees water temps, we can assume the 1260 alone isnt dropping temps enough so the 3x scythe AP15s on the 360mm rad fire up at 20% but this time go to 50% at 31 degrees, 75% at 32 and full speed at 33 degrees.

    The case fans both follow a similar curve, aiming to keep the case ambients below 28C.



    All in all I am VERY happy, and for anyone interested in fan noise, the 200mm's really are silent unless you are within 12" of them. The AP15s arent though. LOL

    Asus Maximus IV Extreme Z
    i7 3770K @ 4.4ghz
    AMD 7970 HD x3 in TriFire @ 1200/1800.
    2x 240GHZ OCZ Vertex 3 SSD & 1x 512Gb Vertex 4
    16GB 2133mhz Patriot DDR3
    Ennermax Max Revo 1500w PSU
    Huge water loop with an internal EK 340mm & external Supernova 1260mm
    Windows 7 64 bit.

    Aquaero Fan control & monitoring

  6. #6
    ROG Guru: Yellow Belt Array
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Reputation
    19
    Posts
    128

    Final pic to give an idea of its size... the monitors behind are all 24".

    Asus Maximus IV Extreme Z
    i7 3770K @ 4.4ghz
    AMD 7970 HD x3 in TriFire @ 1200/1800.
    2x 240GHZ OCZ Vertex 3 SSD & 1x 512Gb Vertex 4
    16GB 2133mhz Patriot DDR3
    Ennermax Max Revo 1500w PSU
    Huge water loop with an internal EK 340mm & external Supernova 1260mm
    Windows 7 64 bit.

    Aquaero Fan control & monitoring

  7. #7
    ROG Guru: Black Belt Array Area 66's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Reputation
    49
    Posts
    2,276

    Quote Originally Posted by Stu @ MSD View Post
    wow nice block

  8. #8
    Shut Up Stupid! Array DaemonCantor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Reputation
    175
    Posts
    2,289

    I'll say! does that Block also have the Bridge Built in too? I also like your Model holding the Matching Hot Air Gun! I don't see how you have time to play with computers.

  9. #9
    ROG Guru: Black Belt Array Area 66's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Reputation
    49
    Posts
    2,276

    Bridge ? if you means Xfire bridge no, but it as the water bridge

  10. #10
    ROG Guru: Orange Belt Array Giannis996 PC Specs
    Giannis996 PC Specs
    Laptop (Model)Macbook Pro Mid 2014
    MotherboardAsus Rapage IV Extreme Black
    ProcessorIntel Core i7 4820K
    Memory (part number)32Gb Corsair Dominator Platinum 2133Mhz
    Graphics Card #1Asus GTX Titan
    Graphics Card #2Asus GTX Titan
    MonitorAsus VK278
    CPU CoolerCorsair H100i
    CaseCorsair Obsidian 750D
    Power SupplyCoolermaster V850
    Keyboard Razer Blackwidow X Chroma
    Mouse Razer Deathadder
    Headset Razer Kraken 7.1
    OS Windows 10
    Giannis996's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Reputation
    12
    Posts
    384

    i like it +1 for me ..i hope i can also find backplates for my GTX580's!!
    Project Name: System Specs:
    Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Black Edition
    Prossesor: Intel Core i7 4820k
    Graphic Card: Asus GTX Titan x2
    *Power Supply: Cooler Master V850
    Ram: 32Gb Corsair Dominator Platinum 2133Mhz
    Case: Corsair Obsidian 750D
    SSD: 2x Samsung Evo 250Gb Raid 0
    HDD: 2x Seagate Baraccuda 2TB

Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •