Yeah Gentle Typhoons are unbeatable period. I got three of them AP-15's on the EK 360 rad running at only 7V in push and couldn't be any happier.
And yeah the S2011 chips are 130W just like the first gen i7's and Sandy's/Ivy's are 95W chips. Larger cache and two extra cores, remember. I should have got myself a nice S2011 setup instead of Sandy but oh well.
Ran a intel burn test, followed by 3 loops of 3dmark 11 and then played the first two levels of max payne 3 (running it on Old School mode now!) and not having to turn the volume up to drown out the fans was awesome!
Left these running in the background:
Very happy with the temps on the CPU, I guess cores 2 & 3 are right in the sweet spot then the others are around edge?
GPU-Z is in order of cards, I must have got the application of paste (Phobya HeGrease Extreme used on everything) on card 2 perfect!
Will take the CPU back up to 5ghz in a few days and will try the GPUs out of sync as right now I am limited in sync by the 3rd card that craps out over +100 core.
Can you repost the link, its not expanding for me.
Recently rebuilt my system from scratch and cleaned it out after not having done it to that extent since I first built it, nearly 4 years ago, and its nice to see my temps dropped down to a much lower level than before.
Best thing was dropping my NB temp from 46*c to 38*c.
I've got a Special Edition mobo that has an inbuilt water block on the NB, only downside is, its got a crack in it and leaks so can't water cool it, so got a 80mm fan above it, its good enough for the small overclock I have on the cpu.
My PC's always been a bit flakey when the NB goes over 46*c, now its much lower, it should be a lot more stable.
Snoopy, what is the motherboard, one of the chaps here might be able to sort out a replacement source for that leaking cooler.
Its the Asus Maximus Formula SE.
I did think of getting the NB sink off but its all epoxied down, and I don't want risk pulling the NB chip off.
Only thing I did think of was to get someone to solder down the side of the water block and try and seal the crack.
The downside to the water block is that it only cools the top of the NB, a heat pipe cools the rest, and its fittings are 3/8" where as mine are 1/2" so I'd have to use smaller tubes into the block which would lower the flow rate.
The 80mm fan is doing a good enough job of cooling down the NB anyway.