Description

Got a pair of GTX 980s and a Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate to replace the GTX 660s and Corsair H60.

Temps are more stable and framerates are much higher of course =)

Edit: Link to original build http://pcpartpicker.com/b/rrLD4D

Firestrike results: http://www.3dmark.com/fs/4056065

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  • 53 months ago
  • 8 points

Next upgrade EVGA 2 way sli bridge !

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

If I could find one in stock anywhere.

Edit: I actually went to Microcenter to look for one today but no dice. Ended up walking out with a new Z97-Pro though. I may have a problem...

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

That's how it starts haha. Took where i live like 4 months to even get one in stock.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

i know right

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for the vape gear and mtbaker vapors...should be peripherals they are part of the setup of course right?!

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice but why not Devils canyon

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Didn't exist when I built the system, and the upgrade is not worthwhile.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you mean where you are from, because the 900 series came out after

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I built the PC in February of 2014. I upgraded the video cards Saturday.

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

That keyboard doe

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

how does that AIO watercooler works? I mean, so many people use 240mm or 280mm coolers and this is my first time seeing 360mm cooler on ppp... So yeah... would be glad if you share your experience.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

A 360 rad is beyond the point of diminishing returns meaning it cools just as well as a 240/280 rad its just there for the "WOW FACTOR"

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I basically got it based on this review:

http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/6553/thermaltake-water-3-0-ultimate-360mm-aio-cpu-cooler-review/index.html

Plus the fact that it is the largest AIO I could get, and I didn't feel like dealing with a custom loop.

Seems to work OK: http://i.imgur.com/bdGc1MZ.png

  • 53 months ago
  • -2 points
  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Firstly that is just a statement where is the facts and secondly I didn't say there was anything wrong with building/using things just for the wow factor... please think before you comment next time

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

k sorry

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

If you're looking to Tom's Hardware Forums for answers, you're most certainly looking in the wrong place.

It's wrong to assume that all 360mm rads perform better than 240mm rads. For starters, TPU just reviewed Deepcool's new 360mm rad a few days ago, and it was outperformed by the D15.

Furthermore, AIO rads are most often inferior to the real enthusiast rads. 99% are aluminum, and are paired with fans that cannot handle their often high FPI. Quality, expensive, 360mm copper rads on the market for custom loops don't suffer from such limitations.

And in response to the user above who described building custom loops as "just for the wow factor", I invite you to take a look at any well-built loop, paying close attention to their temps and especially their noise levels in comparison to what they might be like on air or on AIO.

  • 53 months ago
  • 0 points

Firstly there is nothing wrong with tom's hardware and we've already established that 360 rads offer little to no performance upgrade.

  • 53 months ago
  • -1 points

This is the stuff that grinds my gears!!! Aluminum fin rads are better than copper because aluminum has a lower specific heat than copper, meaning it will cool much faster, while copper holds heat better, last I checked you wanted to take all the heat away. Copper does pull the heat away form the loop faster than Al due to this, but it doesn't get rid of it as quickly, meaning ultimately it will preform worse than Al as a rad fin. This is the reason copper pipe is used for heating as it gets hot quickly and doesn't lose it as quickly as steel or ALUMINUM... Rants over

  • 53 months ago
  • 0 points

I did not refer to the heat transfer properties of aluminum vs. copper. If that grinds your gears very often, it might suit you well to read others' comments a little more closely.

We all know that aluminum has better thermal characteristics than copper. In an AIO, it's not this that's the problem. Fractal Design's Kelvin series and Swiftech H220X are, more or less, the only AIO systems with a copper block and a copper rad. You want to see what having a copper block and aluminum rad in a single water system does?

AIOs cheap out by having an aluminum rad. This causes problems with corrosion down the road.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

So what does your link have to do with anything? It doesn't provide any hard data...only opinions.

People build custom loops for a number of reasons. They perform better than AIO water coolers/air coolers and produce less noise. Furthermore, custom loops are modular in comparison to AIOs. They allow you to not only cool your CPU but your GPUs as well. If you really wanted to, you could also water cool your RAM and HDDs.

As far as AIOs are concerned, 360mm rads provide a miniscule performance improvement over 240/280mm rads. There's more to water cooling than a rad's length. FPI, thickness, tubing, and flow rate also play a major role.

Not trying to be abrasive. Just a little FYI. :)

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2014/10/15/thermaltake_water_30_ultimate_aio_cpu_cooler_review/3#.VNfVYS7LmHQ

Take note of the chart comparing the water coolers using an overclocked CPU. This is where water cooling shines. As you add voltage, water coolers begin to exhibit their superior ability to dissipate heat. However, you'll notice that the 360mm AIO isn't much better than 240/280mm AIOs. This is what Jacked153 was trying to point out.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, the guy is an being stupid opinions prove nothing.

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  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Next time the 10 series motherboards come out . upgrade it to the 5th Gen Processor family

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

dude this is just asking to have a custom loop! regardless, nice build.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

whats the Tv model???

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Westinghouse EW37S5KW. Just an extra I had around.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

This is nice! I approve.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Good case but too much money!

  • 53 months ago
  • -1 points

You think the sli 980 would not bottle neck the cpu?

  • 53 months ago
  • 0 points

Depends on the game, but on a triple/quad monitor set up - Yes, the frame limiter will be the 980 SLI. If you meant the CPU bottlenecking the GPUs - I really do not think that would be the case for 99.99% of the games. If there is a game that will be bottlenecked by the CPU, it will be only by a marginal amount.

  • 53 months ago
  • 0 points

Possibly in games like BF4 that's very CPU intensive. Though there would only be a very small drop in FPS. I know the 4690k is a very good processor and its not different from the 4670k. At 4.5 it should definitely be holding its own, not worth an i7 upgrade for gaming IMO.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

On 1080p. Yeah, probably, but on a three monitor setup - I would doubt it. Even at just 1440p the 980 SLI will let you have about 120 FPS. I do believe that the bottleneck in that case would be the GPU, not the CPU.

As you can see even an FX-4100 can provide 90 FPS on High, and increasing the Graphics settings puts more stress mostly on the GPU, not the CPU.

http://www.techspot.com/review/734-battlefield-4-benchmarks/page6.html

And in this you can see that 980 SLI at 1440p Will give you about 120 FPS or so. Having in mind how much more powerful a quad core Haswell CPU at 4.5 GHz is than a FX-4300 and how much more graphics power a triple monitor setup would require - yeah, I do think that the 4670k @ 4.5GHz will not be the bottleneck, at least in BF4. Even if Multiplayer is more CPU demanding than Singleplayer, which is used for benchmarking.

http://www.eteknix.com/testing-nvidias-geforce-gtx-980-4gb-graphics-cards-sli/6/

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  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe look at the build that doesn't say "2015 Update"? lol

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  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

Can't put the 360mm rad on the top in this case -- only fits in the front. Hard to say why they went with a bigger rad when cooling overall might have been better with a 280 on top and back are rear fans as intakes.

Agree with the other folks who said a description of your build would have been nice.

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