I would like to know about your rig, I am into gaming and need help to build a good rig.
I'm using a corsair Hydro H110. 5 year warranty and keeps things nice and cool on the CPU side. On the GPU side, Its all air. I have 2 120MM's blowing air from the front of the cards, and 1 220 blowing cool air in from the side directly onto them. Using a corsair 500R case.
I have a Corsair Obsidian 900D case with skywater 330L for cooling FX 8350 AMD processor I do not have extra cooling for my
Asus R9 290 graphic card, I have a 1000 w power supply with 32 g hyper ram
I built my rig for a balance of silence and performance. I have a Corsair C70 case with an overclocked FX-8350 (4.6ghz) cooled by a Corsair H105 using two Cougar CF-V12HP fans spinning at 1000-1200RPM attached to the top of the case blowing out which keeps my processor well under 50°C even under processor intense tasks, not counting Prime95, but Prime95 is a power virus. I have my two front intakes, top side exhaust, and rear exhaust all spinning at 800rpm pretty much just to keep an airflow pattern. Fan speeds are BIOS controlled, and can easily be upped if I need to do anything with an exceptional stress load, such as Prime95 or Memtest86+. My bottom side fan port is open which my 290X uses to draw in cool air. My bottom intake has no fans (because there's PSU cables in the way), but is filtered, so I doubt much if any air is getting through it. My power supply is a SeaSonic X750 which provides steady, clean power while remaining silent, even with the fan on. The acoustics are extremely lovely, literally whisper quiet even up close at idle, and hardly any louder under a gaming load thanks to a very efficient cooler from Sapphire on this card which is hardly any more audible at 65% as at 30%.
Wow that is fascinating, syncing the fans and keeping the processor at that temperature.
It is incredible that you at keeping that processor stable at 4.6 GHz
The FX-8350 is known to regularly hit 4.6ghz without even additional voltage.
I tried 4.2 and it crashed using AMD overdrive
maybe I wasn't doing something right.
but it is water cooled with radiator and fans
Never overclock via software, always BIOS.
I will add some math too. According to my UPS I have used 25.70kWh in the last week. Say 26kWh and 14¢ per kWh for easy math (I think mine's 13.5¢/kWh), it's cost me $3.64, or about $14.56 per month, or about $175 per year.
I have a Corsair H110 in push/pull config. CPU temp does not exceed 50c.
My case is the Corsair 780T. Plenty of room for air flow.
i7 2600k / Sapphire Tri-x 390X
- How to "slow down" the cpu fan speed? and make it(the fan) run at a stable speed like 2900rpm no matter the cpu load percentage or temp ?
I dont want to kill my cpu; i care about my cpu,about my components. I just dont want LOUD noise inside my rig-room. yes, i like low temperatures, but i believe my X3 455 will stay around 55Celsius while throttling full load with the Fan running at 3000rpm-constant. in the worst case scenario i will install 2-two cpu fans running at 2600rpm.
- Case= Thermaltake V3
- Cpu= AMD X3 455 [new Fx X6 6350 standing by]
- Mboard= GA970A-D3
- Cpu-Cooler= AMD stock cooler+stock fan
When the cpu is in FULL LOAD the cpu FAN is speeding up like c-r-azy, speeding between 5400rpm and 6000rpm.
I dont use any software like EasyTune6 or Speedfan to control the fans.
# my goal:
- slow down the cpu fan speed. I dont want 5000rpm. I believe a constant 2900rpm it is enough even in the summer.
- i do NOT overclock and i do NOT want my cpu fan to be overvoltaged just because the Cool&Quiet technology detects that the cpu is 100% LOAD and therefore the COOLiNG fans must run at 200% rpm.
note: i also tried with an amd stock fan from fx x6 6350; same thing is happening= when cpu is 100% load the fan is throttling ~5900rpm. I also tried to control the fan with EasyTune6 or Speedfan and it didnt work. When the cpu was idle the fan was running 2800rpm. When the cpu was in full load-->>>hell unleashed.
i am not a r-e-t-ard. I dont want to kill my cpu; i care about my cpu,about my components. I just dont want LOUD noise inside my rig-room. yes, i like low temperatures, but i believe my X3 455 will stay around 55Celsius while throttling full load with the Fan running at 3000rpm-constant. in the worst case scenario i will install 2-two cpu fans running at 2600rpm.
# my question:
- How to "slow down" the cpu fan speed? and make it(the fan) run at a stable speed like 2900rpm no matter the cpu load percentage or temp ??
ps: clyde4u i recommend you CryoRig H7.
You can buy a fan controller which mounts to a front 5.25" (optical) bay, and run all of your fans through it.
Thank you black_zion for replying me. Your solution its not bad. I was hoping that i can set up things in the BIOS or use some other application to adjust-slow down the fans, even if speedfan & easytune6 failed to do that.
AMD Multiplier Overclocking Guide Vishera / Bulldozer / Phenom + More GA-990FXA-UD5 rev1.1 NON-UEFI Bios Example
This should help if you are running a gigabyte motherboard 990FXA-UD5
That is so cool about the fan controller
The best possible cooling (short of oil submersion) is with a custom water cooling loop. But it's also the most expensive, and takes the most planning. Short of that, closed-loop coolers are probably the next best thing.
Agreed, not counting short term solutions like dry ice, LN2, and He2. Closed loop coolers carry excellent warranties, and ones from Corsair even include damaged component replacement in the occurrence of a rare leak. Also with the higher end graphics cards now shipping with their own closed loop 120mm coolers, the age of custom loops may be drawing to an end outside of the server and HPC market.
Thank you all for answering and for the fact that you didnt "reject"-"bann" me. I found that it is very difficult to start a post(discussion) here on amd, yesterday my post was rejected by a moderator, i dont know why, all i wanted was to ask some questions about my stock amd fans speed, you know, since i have amd cpu. The support guys from gigabyte didnt help me much when i told them about my situation. i am pretty sure they are a bunch of good guys and girls. but After five letters where i explained them what i want [a simple need=to slow down the cpu fans], they ended up telling me that i should press SET button after setting the parameters in the Smarfan Tab in easyTune6. I dont want to get offtopic, so i will stop crying. One final statement i have : I dont understand why they didnt make a simple option in the BIOS-or easytune6 to control the fan. When i say simple i refer to Fan#1 speed= normal-constant speed. I mean they made a variable speed algorythm based on a variable field of temperatures, but it is imposible to create a basic "manual set up speed" controled by the user.
Regarding the liquid cooling systems, i like them, i will just have to wait for now, i have seen some liquid options that couldnt keep some i5 cpus under the 65Celsius. I find this hard to accept as a solution for cooling even for my amd low end cpu. 65Celsius it is too much. So i will wait for the prices to drop down.
If i was AMD, i would have made/build the cpu with the liquid cooling system already integrated inside-on top the cpu, straight from the factory. Let me explain: i would have made the cpu metal cap similar to a internal combustion engine cooling system. the cooling liquid circulating already "inside" the cpu above the die; of course the amd cpu price would have been a little higher, but i believe that an integrated liquid cooling system would be much better then the classic way of applying the thermal paste then covering the cpu metal cap with some cooler.
I know its sounds crazy, i am not drunk or under the influence of other medicine, i was just saying. A cpu company that sells cpus without an integrated good cooling solution, its like a car company that sells you a car with a small 80x80mm fan to cool down your radiator, telling you the wind will do the job.
very interesting Mr Andrews,
Everything is about making money.
I just try to work with what i have.
hopefully get good answers to help me
I did the one idea of have a separate fan controller, I ques you can put it next to your Blueray DVD Player
Clyde4u what kind of work do you perform on your rig? daily office routines? heavy cpu calculations required by aps like 3d rendering?
Anyone here experienced or seen the Thermaltake contac 39 running on any system?
I believe if the AMD will colaborate with the engineers from the CryoRig, something nice could develope, similar to this The future CPU Integrated Internal Liquid Cooling System - YouTube
Thank you for asking Andrews9.
I play Metro 2033 redux, Metro 2033 lite, Metro 2033
With maximum out put of my Video card (Asus R9 290)
This game is very intensive and need better cooling...
I also have a Ben Q gaming monitor with HDMI connection
any suggestions would be appreciated very much
Im using a Cooler Master Evo 212 with 2 fans to do a push/pull on my 8350. In my room its about 70f and Im idling around 25c. With a load, I can get up to around 40-45c. Dont forget to have some good airflow in your case.
Fans! Many expensive fans, Noctua Blacks 2000rpm 5x120mm, 1x140mm
FX-9590 cooled with stock Coolermaster 120XL AIO (for now) it actually does quite nice for the cpu
Conop 8888 (FX-9590, Corsair Air 540, Custom Water Loop)
I love my case!
Thank you, I have a Corsair Obsidian 900D with 10 fans and a radiator, I really was hoping to hear something about some kind of freezer maybe or
something like that..
Something that would chill a couple of cards and CPU
I don't know maybe dreaming here
Thanks Your friend Clyde
You have enough room with your case for sure, you can always AIO or water kit or custom loop if you want it cooler.
A freezer would be fun to see but then we have to worry about condensation and etc.
maybe could encase the cooling tubes as not to let condensate.
There's always this case Fan Case Mod - Hacked Gadgets – DIY Tech Blog
Don't forget to strap it down as it might fly away!
I need a lot more cooling power
what temps is your 290 hitting when playing games?
These cards do often run quite hot.
A10 7870k @4.6 ghz
Patriot 16 GB DDR 3 2400mhz
MSI a88x-g45 Gaming motherboard
Asus r9 290 4gb dc 2
Samsung EVO SSD 250 gb
WD blue 1tb 7200rpm HDD
Thermal Take 750w gold modular psu
Corsair H75 closed loop Water Cooler
Thermal take core v51 mid tower case
Windows 8.1 pro
Gentlemen, very interesting infos & photos and very powerful rigs you have there.
Clyde4u, somehow i have missed your post where you described your rig, i am sorry. Your Corsair Obsidian 900D case looks nice and very expensive. I would like to know, What is your cpu temp 'C ? during gaming, and what application do you use to monitor your temperatures?
I use AIDA64 EXTREME I will check but think it is around 55c
would be very nice if could get temperature around 0
I am looking for some kind of freezer unit
Freezing unit sounds great. i think you might need to order a custom Cooling Unit or to adapt a "classic" water cooling system, replacing the tubes and the "water" with another cooling agent. Or you can modify your cpu cooling tank location >>>into a small freezer instead the pc case.
I also think that video card need cooling also
need to cool this system better
this could cause some issues as the cards are not designed to operate at such low temperatures, could be worse having it at extreme low temps than higher temps
Thank you ghostdragon, I am not sure how cold you can get video cards.
I talked to some other people and they told me that the GPU is similar to the CPU and you can bring it to sub temperatures.
Not positive about this and thought I would try and get some other opinions.
The Video card are progressing to closed loop systems for the future.
I really hope the reason that companies are not jumping on to the colder side of things is the cost of it, more than condensation and cards not designed for cold temperatures.
Thanks for all the help and welcome all, who wants to comment.
i see, from what i remember last year, i tried AIDA64 extreme and compared the temps with the speedfan and Easytune6, and i have noticed temp differences between all 3 aps. I have the screen capture saved somewhere. maybe my motherboard is the problem. I am not suggesting anything, i am just saying that it happened to me. I am not even surprised, bad things are searching for me....day and night
i will try again to monitor the cpu temps with aida64 extreme. thank you.
Thank you andrews9,
I really trust AIDA64 EXTREME as it has been around and is a paid software.
I am using a upper line motherboard from Gigabyte 990FXA UD5 with dual bios.
I would rather have a Asus mother board board but it was not available to me when we built this system as it was built in THAILAND
I am having any problems out of the board as I am aware.
Hey Clyde, i have tested AIDA64-extreme on my ga970a-d3 system and the cpu & chipset temperatures were the same with the easytune6 reports. Now i remember when i tested last year why aida64 showed me different temps, it was the CORE temps, weird temps:
- Cpu temp = 47'C
- Core #1 = 26'C
- Core #2 = 26'C
- Core #3 = 26'C
So the first cpu temp = 47'C is corect, i dont know about the 26'C, maybe Aida is miss-reading the temp controller or maybe the controller is defective somehow. 26degrees is impossible inside the cpu while even in idle. Anyway i like AIDA64, but i have another question, Why AIDA64 is a 32bit app? it was automatically installed in the ProgramFiles(x86) folder. How is that? In the task manager the aida process shows - aida64.exe*32. So the main executable is a 32bit exe but the benchmarks runs according to your 64bit-OS ?
And one more thing, you have 990FXA-UD5. Can you please tell me what are your BIOS settings? not all the settings, i want to know the M.I.T=PcHealth Status settings,your current settings.Thank you. ps: how is your rig cooling going? are you happy with it? or yo still want more?
I will check bios settings
As far as AIDA64 I checked it from one to another and I have a 64 bit version on this system.
It may be backwards compatible with 32 bit systems
I will check on a system that will cool the CPU and GPU to sub 0 temperatures with no condensation.
Good luck with the 0-deg cooling system, i hope you will find a good solution.
Dont forget about the BIOS settings, i only need your current PcHealth Status-settings. When you have free time of course. Thank you.
ps: a little offtopic now-- have you tried Alien: Isolation ?
hey clyde, are you ok? is everything allright?
Yes, Thank you Andrews9. I have the top fans blowing up so they are not blowing hot air in to the unit.
still searching for a better system.
Hello Clyde. You forgot about the BIOS settings i asked for.
I need to know your PcHealth Status settings from your 990FXA-UD5.
i have this 2nd system "similar" to yours, and i need to know those settings, please.
- FX X6 6350 + Thermaltake Contac 39.
get back as soon as can
Thank you Clyde. I am waiting for your reply with the bios settings/
ps: How did you applied the thermal paste on your cpu? Did you spread it all over the metal cap?
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