Search the archive:
YaBB - Yet another Bulletin Board
 
   
 
Page Index Toggle Pages: 1
Send Topic Print
OCing an AMD 8350 FX (Read 4174 times)
Feb 8th, 2013 at 11:51am

Speed of flight   Offline
Colonel
Chasing the elusive "faster
than yesterday" goal.

Gender: male
Posts: 150
*****
 
Hello all. Question for the community:
I just got that new MB and CPU combo going fairly quick, and ran into a problem: I need a water cooler setup for this rig. I was looking at the Corsair H100, but it has been pulled from store shelves to be replaced by the H100i, having some needed user-interface included. However, that now makes the cost of this cooler $130, instead of the $99 I was hoping for. That makes other, formerly more expensive and less-considered options slightly more competitive now.
Is there anybody using this setup, or for that matter anybody, using a water-cooled setup that got them to 5GHz, or at least one that folks are using and would recommend?
I've never used an H2O system before, and was always slightly deterred by the thought of a liquid in your PC case. It just sounds fundamentally flawed. But people are now using them with great success, and I figure I'll not get to 5GHz without one.
Thank you!
 

Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z
AMD 8350 @4.65 GHz on H100i (226.8 x 20.5)
8 GB DDR3 1814 MHz CL8
ATI 6870 HD Radeon 1 GB
Antec 850 W PSU
Cooler Master HAF 932
500 GB and 200 GB HDDs
Windows 7x64
VRS F/A-18E Superbug, PMDG 747-400 & -8 and MD-11, Captainsim 777, Iris F-14A&B and A-10, Area 51 C-5M Super Galaxy and C-17, loads of others.
IP Logged
 
Reply #1 - Feb 18th, 2013 at 12:52am

Speed of flight   Offline
Colonel
Chasing the elusive "faster
than yesterday" goal.

Gender: male
Posts: 150
*****
 
You know, I haven't had 1 reply to anything I've said here.
Have I been blacklisted?
Do I smell bad?
Just figured I'd ask...

Huh Roll Eyes
 

Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z
AMD 8350 @4.65 GHz on H100i (226.8 x 20.5)
8 GB DDR3 1814 MHz CL8
ATI 6870 HD Radeon 1 GB
Antec 850 W PSU
Cooler Master HAF 932
500 GB and 200 GB HDDs
Windows 7x64
VRS F/A-18E Superbug, PMDG 747-400 & -8 and MD-11, Captainsim 777, Iris F-14A&B and A-10, Area 51 C-5M Super Galaxy and C-17, loads of others.
IP Logged
 
Reply #2 - Feb 24th, 2013 at 9:20pm

OldAirmail   Offline
Colonel
Low and Slow
KPNE

Posts: 52
*****
 
Speed of flight wrote on Feb 18th, 2013 at 12:52am:
You know, I haven't had 1 reply to anything I've said here.
Have I been blacklisted?
Do I smell bad?
Just figured I'd ask...

Huh Roll Eyes

It's near the end of the month. Have you washed yet? I guess that it doesn't matter much, you're far enough away.

(I know that you must know this, so you can skip down to the nitty gritty. This is for people who donít want to buy stuff online)
I never used to order ANYTHING on the internet. But at some point I realized that I was cutting myself off from a wider variety and lower prices than what I can get local. So to protect myself I opened a checking account with no minimum. Well you had to have at least a few dollars, but not a lot. This is totally separate (not even in the same bank, which is important if your primary account has overdraft) from our account where our paychecks are automatically deposited.

With that account I got a debit card. What that got ME was an account that was, effectively, theft proof. When I order something online I don't have to worry what happens if someone breaks into the sellers system. And it does happen. But the most that anyone can get from my account is $10-$50. When I want to buy something on the internet I deposit the cash that day.


I just plugged in "Corsair H100" and "Corsair H100i" into Amazon and it looks like you can get it for around $100, or even less. Checked with Newegg and they have the Corsair H100 for $99.99 with free shipping.

The reason that I started using Amazon is the greater variety and the fact that if you say that it doesn't work for you they'll issue you a UPS pdf that you can attach to the box and just drop it off at any UPS store. NO charge.

Another reason that I like them are all of the product reviews. About those reviews. I think that the reason a lot of people return stuff and give it a bad review is that they just havenít got a clue about how to use whatever it was that they bought. Some bad reviews are quite funny.


I bought most of the upgrade parts (motherboard/CPU/memory) from Newegg with the intention of overclocking it at a later date. And years later when that doesn't seem fast anymore I'll buy the fastest CPU that my motherboard would take. Because, by that time, the fastest chip for my 1155LGA socket would be (relatively) dirt cheap. BUT my system would be faster than it had been with the old chip, so I win.


NITTY GRITTY
Go to Amazon and Newegg, read the reviews.

I was looking at the Corsair Hydro Series also, but I would probably get a used one from Amazon.

And just because it's used doesn't mean that its been pumping away for 20 years. Someone may have bought it, found that it was too large for their micro-mini case, and sent it back. Once opened they can't sell it as new. So you get a good deal.

When you get one, new or used, attach it to a power supply and lay it on some packing tissue paper, outside the case if need be. Let it run for a couple of weeks before putting it in your case.

Remember, if you get it from Amazon you can return it no charge/no hassle. Just notify them within 30 days.
 

ASUSTeK SABERTOOTH P67 Motherboard  +  i5 2500K @ 3300MHz (Not overclocked)  +  Radion HD 6870 (Eyefinity) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5  +  16 GB DDR3 memory.   Win 7 Pro 64bit
IP Logged
 
Reply #3 - Mar 1st, 2013 at 2:56pm

Speed of flight   Offline
Colonel
Chasing the elusive "faster
than yesterday" goal.

Gender: male
Posts: 150
*****
 
I had given up on this thread. Thank you for your reply!

H100i purchased, and will be installed with 2 Coolermaster Turbine Master fans.

Going to try for 5Ghz. I think that my RAM is my choke point. It's Kingston HyperX 1600 (CPU FSB makes it 1800 something) @ 888-20. I think if I loosen up the timings some, it could go further. If anybody is interested, I'll keep updating this thing.

Here goes everything...
 

Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z
AMD 8350 @4.65 GHz on H100i (226.8 x 20.5)
8 GB DDR3 1814 MHz CL8
ATI 6870 HD Radeon 1 GB
Antec 850 W PSU
Cooler Master HAF 932
500 GB and 200 GB HDDs
Windows 7x64
VRS F/A-18E Superbug, PMDG 747-400 & -8 and MD-11, Captainsim 777, Iris F-14A&B and A-10, Area 51 C-5M Super Galaxy and C-17, loads of others.
IP Logged
 
Reply #4 - Mar 1st, 2013 at 6:51pm

Speed of flight   Offline
Colonel
Chasing the elusive "faster
than yesterday" goal.

Gender: male
Posts: 150
*****
 
I think I need to explain something...

I'm posting this stuff not because I want to brag about it, but to help, and inform.
I am not of exceptional means, and I'm not extraordinarily brilliant. Just determined.
So, if my setup is similar to someone else's, then they, too should be able to do what mine does.

Here's hoping someone else benefits from my effort!
 

Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z
AMD 8350 @4.65 GHz on H100i (226.8 x 20.5)
8 GB DDR3 1814 MHz CL8
ATI 6870 HD Radeon 1 GB
Antec 850 W PSU
Cooler Master HAF 932
500 GB and 200 GB HDDs
Windows 7x64
VRS F/A-18E Superbug, PMDG 747-400 & -8 and MD-11, Captainsim 777, Iris F-14A&B and A-10, Area 51 C-5M Super Galaxy and C-17, loads of others.
IP Logged
 
Reply #5 - Mar 1st, 2013 at 9:35pm

OldAirmail   Offline
Colonel
Low and Slow
KPNE

Posts: 52
*****
 
I donít know how adventurous you are.....BUT have you ever considered this cooling solution?

How to Build an Aquarium PC - Systm




Just a thought. Smiley
 

ASUSTeK SABERTOOTH P67 Motherboard  +  i5 2500K @ 3300MHz (Not overclocked)  +  Radion HD 6870 (Eyefinity) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5  +  16 GB DDR3 memory.   Win 7 Pro 64bit
IP Logged
 
Page Index Toggle Pages: 1
Send Topic Print