This is my first Pc I built. Had lots of fun building it, works great. Thanks for all the feedback guys, got a new motherboard and wireless adapter, loving the overclocking now... water cooling is actually being put to use :P
Pretty weird when you said that you won't be overclocking much, but why that low level mobo with that expensive custom cooler?
He can't overclock much on that board, not without it catching on fire at least.
Well, at least he got something to extinguinsh it with all that fancy cooling. lol
Yeah, it's not really the type of fire that will burn your house down but it kind of sparks, flames a bit, and then shuts off. It will do that every time you try to turn the system on.
So let me get this straight, you bought the raystorm kit, to water cool an 8320 on a 4+1 phase board? Why? I would have either bought a better board or a better gpu instead of the raystorm kit. You still got my up though, but that doesn't take much, just a clean build with a solid CPU, and GPU.
However if you are going to water cool, don't use a coolant. Use distilled water with some kill coil in the res. If you want it to be a colored loop, use UV tubing, not UV coolant.
The 8320 will overclock nicely on OPs mobo. With that expensive cooler it'll reach 4.5GHz or more. I'm guessing the cooler was from an old build or on sale.
Do you see how pathetic the heatsinks on the VRMs are? Not to mention the fact that it only has four power phases. More like 4.5 Ghz max safely.
I'm his friend and we couldnt hit 4.2 stable after hours. Not a very good overclocking motherboard, especially for 8 cores.
Wow, that's even worse than I thought it would do. Do you know if he got a better board for that chip yet?
no he didnt yet, but we just found an 800d with 2 rads for $100 so he might buy that and sell his current case and board and buy a better board.
Sure, it's the power phasing on the motherboard, the VRM phases there are. Basically it's the amount of VRMs the board has to regulate the voltage to the CPU. If you have less of them, then they will get much, much, hotter than they would if you have a solid 8+2 power phase board which is what is traditionally used in overclocking AMD CPUs.
No, retailers such as Newegg don't normally provide those details. The best option is to either go on the manufacturers website (which sometimes doesn't share such information either) or just google the board name. I would just google how many power phases the board has. But if it's an AMD board just ask me lol I know almost all of those.
those are some damn low temps
I don't believe 8 C is true, unless its freezing inside his house.
The Vishera processors have a bad thermal sensor in them that can't accurately measure idle temps.
You are correct, they can read load temps properly though.
1337 usd HAHAHA
How s your psu holding up?
Been fine, never had an issue. You thinking about getting one?
Yeah maybe, a modular psu would be good for me seen as i will be building in a small case and bad cable management really annoys me haha