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    Thanks! I just increased the vCore voltage to 1.2, so we'll see how it goes.

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    When I overclocked my Q9550, I was able to lower my Cpu voltage and drop temps. It's been stable as a rock.
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    Tagging thread. Read later at work now. >_>
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    The Ivy Bridge CPU's are known for the need to increase the vCore to 1.2 once you go much beyond 4.4GHz and they heat up. The liquid cooler keeps the temps in a safe range, so I'm very happy...
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    Arnhem, The Netherlands
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    And how warm does your CPU get? I've upgraded the cooling here to watercooling (was inspired by your advice about the Intel unit) and the CPU is now at a nice 28 C at idle and a good 48 C at full load. At full load that's like 20 C lower then when it was air cooled.
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    When running the CPU at 4.4Ghz at 100% CPU load, the temp is 64 C. At rest, it's 40 C. The stock speed is 3.5GHz. The Ivy Bridge VCPU's tend to run hotter, especially when the vCore is increased, which mine is (1.2v).

    Which cooler did you get? Where are the pictures? Congrats!!
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    Arnhem, The Netherlands
    Posts : 1,412
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Media Center Edition


    Thanks! Recently I've decided to upgrade my existing computer, a Dell 580. I wanted a pc that would be future upgrade proof and had more space for HDD's because I'm low on storage capacity. Another top priority was the noise, or rather the lack off noise. Since the pc stands in my livingroom a quiet pc is preferable.

    So I've decided to buy new casing and I chose for the Corsair Carbide 300R (with side window ). I fitted it with a new powerfull powerunit with enough connectors for future HDD expansion. So I figured a Corsair CX 600 watt would do the trick.
    I've used the existing DVD player, 6GB RAM, motherboard and CPU (an i5 750 Lynnfield version). Instead of the stocked aircooler I mounted the Intel RTS 2011 LC watercooler unit. Since the Carbide 300R makes top fans possible I've mounted the fan to the top of the casing.
    I placed the existing HDD's (1 SSD and 2 HDD's). Luckily there is space for more HDD's.
    Ofcourse I had to upgrade the videocard. In my old pc I had a AMD HD 5450 card. I've upgraded it to a AMD HD 7750. Since I'm a modest gamer (I play mostly Civilization V) this card will do for now and the next few years.

    There are only two more things to do on my list. Add more HDD space to the system and upgrade my monitor (21,5 inch) to a larger one (24 or 27 inch, still don't know yet). The monitor I can buy trough some construction at the office. So I can deduct it from the income tax ==> gives me a 52% discount on the price!!! ....yes, the income tax here is 52%.... I know... .


    I made some pictures of my new system. It's already evening here, so there was no daylight. But this way the Intel cooler gives a nice look.

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    This new combination really did the trick. There is more space for HDD's, and there is virtually no noise! The backfan is running a 750 RPM, the Intel watercooler fan at 1100 RPM. I've disconnected the front fan, because the temps are already so low. The CPU is a mere 28C at idle!

    A fine new pc


    Greetz,
    Rover
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    Rover!
    Congratulations! That looks like an excellent "upgrade"!! I'm very glad that you are as happy with the Intel liquid cooling kit as I am. I am also very impressed with the nVidia GTX-660, but it's a $250 video card and I've never spent that much for a video card since I'm not a gamer, but I was helping out the church since they bought it to replace a "bad" video card that wasn't "bad" after all and the store refused to take it back since they had it (still sealed in the boxx, with receipt) for 6 weeks...

    Your system looks great and I'm sure you're very happy with it. I love to upgrade these things and I'm always working on someone's PC and this time it just happened to be my 5-6 year old PC that got upgraded, so I know how happy you must be!!

    My 120Gb Intel SSD and 2TB Western Digital caviar Black hard drives really help make my PC run smoothly. Again, congrats!! I'm really glad you got the Intel cooler. We need to start our own fan club.
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    Latest overclock to 4.5GHz with increased voltage..

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    Latest pics, still have some cleaning up to do...


    I still have a little cable organizing to do and I'll get it done as soon as a few last parts arrive (USB3 headers, etc...). I'll get the cables all cleaned up and shut the case for good, or at least for a week or so. Our son came over this PM and tried out a few games on it (Battlefield, Skyrim, Diablo III, etc...) and was amazed at how smooth the game play was...
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