5 Replies Latest reply on Jun 3, 2015 11:37 PM by gakagammy








      CPUAMD FX8350
      CoolerCustom Water
      MotherboardAsus Crosshair V Formula Z
      Memory8gb Kingston HyperX Predator 2400
      GraphicsMSI Radeon R9 290 Gaming
      Disc Drive 1OCZ Arc100 240gb
      Disc Drive 21th Seagate Baracuda
      Disc Drive 3{drive3}
      PSUThermaltake Evo Blue 650w
      CaseThermaltake Core V51
      MonitorAn Old Samsung SyncMaster 225MD
        • Re: Pointless

          Whats "pointless" about it? Looks like a nice rig and must be serving you well! How often do you have to refill your reservoir (tank)?

            • Re: Pointless

              It seemed a bit pointless because If I had spent the money the cooling cost then I could have bought an i7 had had a much faster system in most cases but that would have been no fun, I have wanted to build a custom loop for years so I just did it. :-P

            • Re: Pointless

              I'd love to see what kind of overclocking you can reach on this very nice rig. Wonder if you can push that 290 past the main manufacturers? Only concern I would have is if the 650w PSU has enough overhead to push both the CPU and GPU to near thermal limits. Do update if you get around to trying!

                • Re: Pointless

                  The PSU will be my next upgrade, this one is getting pretty old now and I want the extra capacity to add another 290 sometime plus a bit of headroom to push the limits with overclocking,  I'll probably put a better full cover block on the 290 though as the alphacool GPX still lets the VRMs get a little too toasty for my liking.


                  I haven't tried any overclocking with the Formula-Z yet as I'm still checking it's stable at stock since I bought it used, I did have the CPU at 4.6ghz on my old MSI 990FXA-GD65 at 1.4v and it never went over 45 degrees at full stress, 51 degrees when stressing both cpu and gpu so I have a fair bit of headroom with the cooling.  That board wouldn't let me go over 1.44v and the VRMs would over heat and throttle unless I pointed a huge noisy fan at them. :-(


                  I have had my R9 290 core at 1170 and ram at 1475, it completed a firestike run but I don't think I could use that 24/7.

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                • Re: Pointless

                  Pretty nice rig