Originally Posted by Slaymate
I could of sworn it was required, no big deal to me, I just like looking at that stuff
How did you mount the NH-D14? My TRUE with a 120mm fan barely clears the NB Heatsink, I know a 140mm won't clear. Could you post a picture?
Man it was/is a tight fit...now before anyone says anything about the way it is. Also, if I could figure out why I can't get past 215Mhz on this board...I am sure it could handle 4.6GHz for 24/7. For now..I will just live with 4.0Ghz 24/7...I have pictures to photoshop...home family movies to edit, gaming and other stuff to play with.
I was hesitant about having the air suck from top and blowing down (top of case holes), but it seems to actually help cool of the NB of the Classified (good amount of air flows over it). With not any real noticeable higher temps in the case. Not too mention east west orientation would require the removal of the heat sink off the ram the Noctua would overflow over.
I agree with Slay about the 3rd 480....not sure it is worth it. but its nice to have.
Here is another eye opener this is Tri Sli 470's with a 980X chip...
The computer specs:
Corsair Obsidian 800D
Cooler Master 1000 Silent pro
Creative X-Fi Titanium Pro
Killer Xeno NIC
3 X EVGA 470 SC Koolance WB's
6Gigs Gskill 1700 8-8-8-20
i7-980x 4.6 w/HT on @ 1.37
2 X Corsair P128 SSD in RAID-0
2 X WD 2TB
2 X WD 1TB
One loop for CPU, NB-SB & Vreg
One loop for the 3 X 470's
Both loops use Black Ice GTX 360's
After seeing that......wondering if 470's would have been the better buy. But I have three 480's...just gonna have to live with it now. Or maybe sell one off for eventually.
Heheh...Slay has the better tweaking skills for this bench marking stuff, (I wish he was nearby....I would love to pick his brains). I am using brute force for these Vantage runs,....well with some tweaking skills.
I do gaming as well, got hooked on this benching stuff.....but I run GPU's at stock..with cpu at an easy 4.0GHz for 24/7 use. Most important thing for me ...is a computer that is stable!
Cheers all...pours another glass of wine