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Phase change rig at 5,2 GHz - redux...

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Good afternoon gents, as some of you may be remember, I was contemplating a phase change build a year or two ago. I was impressed by what was possible to get out of the processor when cooling it to -25C, but the problem was noise, a bit too loud for my cockpit.

 

The company that offered to build me one back then, have reached back now, with a new concept, promising lower noice and a guaranteed 5,2GHz 24/7 stable overclock. I'm not good enough to evaluate the components to detail, so I thought I'd run it by you esteemed experts :BigGrin:

 

I have a Dell Ultrasharp U3011, but contemplating the Samsung S34E790C curved (3440x1440). The use will be FSX, maybe X-Plane, and hopefully P3D in the future. I'll put up the suggestion from the builder below, and my thoughts further down, feel free to comment / advice etc. etc. I'll appreciate it!

 

  • LD Cooling PC-V10 Phase Change Black Mk2
  • EVGA GeForce GTX980 4Gb Classified
  • Fortron AURUM PT 1000W
  • Avexir Blitz 1.1 DDR3 2800MHz 2x4 Gb
  • ASRock z97 OC Formula LGA 1150
  • Intel Core i7 4790K Devils Canyon
  • Samsung XP941 512 Gb
  • Samsung XP491 256 Gb
  • GELID GC-Extreme thermal compound

 

So, will the SSD's be enough? I would propably have a large HDD also, for files, and the FSX apps that does not need to be quickly accessed.

 

I'm quite flexible on my budget, and if I take this massive step, committing to a full reinstall after almost 4 years, and move away from my rock steady and quite good performing 3,2GHz FSX install, I want to make it count.

 

Cheers guys!

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Currently I have a i7 960, on stock cooler. Built long before I ventured into the FS world :)

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Well then, you will see a nice boost in performance going from a i7-960 to a i7-4790k the clock for clock difference alone will make a nice jump.

 

The SSD's should be fine but you definitely will need a 1TB for back up stuff.

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Thanks Ken, I will certainly have a TB HDD for the texture software and so on.

 

I'm visiting the builder in a weeks time, he will go through a stock of 4790K's to see which will take the OC best, and I will confirm that their Mk2 phasechanger is more quiet than the Mk1 that I waived the first time around.

 

He suggested a SLi twin GTX980 for max performance, but I'm not sure if that is needed for FSX/P3D/X-Plane?

 

Cheers,

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Is it a LD chassi?

The best way to run phase change cooling is to have the CPU down reversed to a normal chassi.

You gone have problem with condesation mostly days with high humidity.

If you mont it that way you not get the water on the gpu slot .

Paintl the MoBo from gpu and down with liquid tape to make it water proof .

And last be very careful when mount the CPU evaporator be 100% that Isolation is tight to the MoBo no air leaking in to the CPU.

 

Runing my former 3770k with phasechange close to two years without any issiues.

 

Today i run a waterChiller at 6-7C and when it be very humidity a raise the water temp a couple of degres over the dew point.

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Or you could get a H110i GT for $130 and overclock it to 4.8ghz. But thats not as exciting as phase change. :lol:

 

As for the SLI I would use what you have for now and wait for the new 12GB card coming out, which would work great with the curved HD monitor you are looking at.

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Thanks for your insights gentlemen. I have an offer for the machine on the picture. On the pic it has a quadra GTX980 install, but I'll get it with "only" a dual install.

 

These guys have built phase change PC's for several years, and I get a three year warranty.

 

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One good thing, in Norway we do not have many periods with high humidity, and I live in an appartment with balanced ventilation and AC that will keep a steady humidity in the summer.

 

I'll be visiting the company next week, to see for myself.

 

One thing: how long will it take to install and run the FSMark11 test?

 

Cheers,

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Wow... So many tubes

 

As you know SLI is pretty much worthless for FSX, but maybe ok for P3D? (Or any other normal games - like I play)

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Thanks Ryan, yeah, I would not have considered SLi on a new build, but now this monster showed up, already built for a photoshoot and test in a tech magazine, I will get a good discount from new prices, so we'll see :)

 

Cheers,

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I just changed from my trusty five-year old i7-960 at 3.2Ghz to an i7-4790k at a stable 4.7Ghz on air (good chip). You won't believe the difference. Keep us informed as you go along.

 

Doug

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Wow! That looks serious... Please keep us updated.

 

The FSXmark11 test is on a vanilla fsx install, so not long at all.

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