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jamesflett1's Completed Build: Intrepid Blue

jamesflett1 submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 days ago

I won't be buying another processor for awhile. This cooler would handle a lot. The 9820X was the perfect mix of cores, threads, Ghz, and price for me and it is killing benchmarks so i am happy. Is there things i could do to make it better/faster?... yes. but until i have the cash to drop on another 2 sticks of 16GB corsair vengeance pro i'll be running in duel channel.

jamesflett1's Completed Build: Intrepid Blue

jamesflett1 submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 days ago

Windows 10... ?

jamesflett1's Completed Build: Intrepid Blue

jamesflett1 submitter 1 Build 2 points 22 days ago

Yes I do. however the budget didn't support any more RAM sticks. and because i want to expand this build I went with 2 16GB sticks instead of 8x4GB or 4x8GB sticks. I read that there is little difference in dual channel or quad channel with the same size of ram until you saturate the sticks. This way I can add 16GB sticks until I top out at 128GB. I didn't want to try and sell smaller sticks in the future to replace them with bigger ones.

jamesflett1's Completed Build: Intrepid Blue

jamesflett1 submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 days ago

I did initially but it was interfering with the head spreaders on the top of the mobo where the power circuitry is. there are actually more air holes and slots on top but i didn't want to "pull" hot air from the heat spreaders across my radiator. I wanted fresh air to cool the CPU and i didn't want to fight the rising heat by blowing into the case from the top. I think if i would have left the front two fans and the radiator fans to "pull" air in and used the rear for exhaust i would have similar results but my rear fan would have to work harder to shed the heat. As it is now it rarely even comes on. I've just always thought it smarter to work with the natural flow of heat rising by venting from the top.

jamesflett1's Completed Build: Intrepid Blue

jamesflett1 submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 days ago

I have had NO cooling issues. I let the fans run on auto during the benchmarks and they didn't top out their RPMs. I leave the Corsair H150i PRO on extreme but probably don't need to. CPU sits at ~31 degrees Celsius. I haven't pushed it to the max yet but all indications are that it'll handle anything i throw at it. I put the radiator in front to add airflow to the PS bay as well as cross wind for air pressure on the other fans. most of my heat exits through the top. my rear fan rarely turns on and not for long when it does. I also got a bigger case than I needed so air could move more freely and possibly upgrade to water cooling in the future.

I'm guessing your fans are either pointed the wrong direction or you have a bottle neck of airflow somewhere. This cooler has exceeded my expectations.

jamesflett1's Completed Build: Intrepid Blue

jamesflett1 submitter 1 Build 1 point 22 days ago

It is speeding up my most used files that i store on the 4TB. I partitioned off 1TB as basically VRAM and have had no bottlenecks or slow downs.

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