Discussion in 'Hardware' started by AoE, 30 Jan 2012.
Question: How does the placement of your rig determine which speeds you run it at?
My rig lives in the sitting room, ambient temp 21C (usually).
Upstairs in the spare room, ambient temp is about 8C and I sit the PC next to an open window
Ah right, I understand now I wait until 4 in the morning to do most stuff as it gets to about 8C in the living room where my rig is. Does mean I have to get up early though
This is why I bench overnight. It drops to sub-zero outside, and I just open the windows and crank the case-fans.
anyone here have a decent overclocked x6 phenom and a 580? so I can compare my benches with as comparing with intels just isnt allowing me to see whats wrong with my FPS.
haha yea my H80 (rear 120mm) is constantly fed with freezing air from the window about 1 meter away from it, very good when playing games
You seem to be one of the few people I've noticed that has an AMD system with a 580 so you might struggle. Have you tried pushin your CPU further to see how it affects your score. It could just be down to it being an AMD chip.
Yea il be switching to intel but not until funds are looking kindly on me.
You can have my setup for £300 Preoverclocked and everything lol
3.8ghz lol if that was 4.3 id say you got a deal
Just installed my first backplate and slowly warming into the idea of tinkering further with it so install a custom GPU loop, once I grow a set lol. The backplate has reduced my idle temps by 2-3c, not sure about load yet will post soon.
Nice backplate, mind if I ask where you got it, have been looking for one myself
I always wonderd if you could put on a backplate without a waterblock, it makes it look alot better
Thanks got both card and plate from thetrashcanman aka batman
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