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  1. Tsumi

    Is water cooling still needed for good overclocks anymore?

    The air won't just be coming in through the obvious gaps, it will be coming in through any and all available gaps. This means corners and crevices that you didn't even know existed could be potential spots for dust accumulation. The unfiltered air would also likely mean eventual dust buildup on...
  2. Tsumi

    Is water cooling still needed for good overclocks anymore?

    What do you have for your intake? Sure, you might get lower component temps, but generally peripheral temps suffer as a result. Additionally, with negative case pressure, dust tends to build up in all the nooks and crannies of the case. Positive case pressure ensures that dust pretty much only...
  3. Tsumi

    Is water cooling still needed for good overclocks anymore?

    I disagree on this. I regularly let my coolant get 5-10 degrees over ambient, but it's far quieter than it would be with air coolers (essentially silent) and is still running at lower temps than it would be on air. Doing it per your specs means I would need a bigger case or put up with more noise.
  4. Tsumi

    Plasma sparkplugs increase engine efficiency by 6% - 20%

    Yes, it had a 2.73:1 with a .7 overdrive giving it an overall gear ratio of ~1.9. The manual had a 3.45 with a .5 overdrive giving it an overall of ~1.7. Flip that around to the first gear, and the automatic had a 3.059 first gear for an overall of 8.35 while the manual had a 2.66 for overall of...
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    Plasma sparkplugs increase engine efficiency by 6% - 20%

    With the C5 (and other GM vehicles using the T56 series of transmissions), the rear end gear ratio is higher to compensate for the high overdrive. The reason the C5 manual got better mileage than the C5 automatic was because of the 4 speed automatic's poor ratio spread, forcing a rear end ratio...
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    Plasma sparkplugs increase engine efficiency by 6% - 20%

    From the article: At minimum a tune will be needed. I would totally be onboard with this if they're able to get tunes out for older cars.
  7. Tsumi

    Is water cooling still needed for good overclocks anymore?

    Large AIOs can certainly compete with custom watercooling setups, but custom setups offer much more flexibility. Also large AIOs approach the cost of entry level watercooling, especially the good AIOs. I've always said this, from a price-performance standpoint, custom watercooling has never and...
  8. Tsumi

    WC’ing blocks for MEM.

    Anything that puts things in series increases restriction. You will need a distribution method that puts things in parallel, but then flow balancing can be an issue. If one path has double the restriction of the other path, it'll get half the flow rate the other path does.
  9. Tsumi

    Who is still using a Sandy Bridge era chip

    Went for it and just upgraded my 4930k to an E5-1680 V2. Using only quick stability tests, I'm able to run it at 4.4 ghz on stock volts, a 200 mhz improvement over the 4930k. 2 additional cores and an additional 200 mhz is pretty good for $70. The 4930k is going to replace a 3820 I have in...
  10. Tsumi

    Aquacomputer Leakshield

    You probably are overthinking this. Also, not sure if you're reading things wrong, but the Leakshield most likely will not work, at least fully, if your combined head pressure is too high. The leak detector won't work if the leak occurs in a spot where the pressure in the loop is higher than...
  11. Tsumi

    What went wrong with my loop?

    Welp, had to break down my loop (partially) due to a failed D5 pump. Didn't seize up or anything so I assume the electronics broke down. Manufactured in 2005 so it is a 17 year old pump. When I drained the reservoir, it was as clear as the distilled water I put in.
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    Who is still using a Sandy Bridge era chip

    I have a 3820 and 4930k in two of my computers. There's a seller on Ebay with E5-1680V2s for $67 a pop, I might just have to pick up two of them to slap into my computers.
  13. Tsumi

    Which Radiator Setup: 2 x 360 mm and 1 x 240 mm radiator OR 1 x 360 mm and 1 x 480mm radiator?

    You're already overkill as it is, so it's really up to you what you want to achieve. I would say at this point, choose whatever setup you feel like putting in the work for doing. If effort isn't a big deal, then choose whatever setup looks more aesthetically pleasing to you.
  14. Tsumi

    Do people actually upgrade just the CPU and keep using existing motherboard?

    I remember during the AMD days going from a Phenom II days going from a Phenom II 965, to a 1055, then finally 1090. Jumped over to X58 and only ran it with an i7 920. X79 was my next platform upgrade, and that went from the 3820 to the 4930k I'm still rocking. Obviously I'm doing a full...
  15. Tsumi

    What went wrong with my loop?

    I'm running a silver killcoil in mine. I have yet to see any form of growth in my reservoir and it's been several years since I last changed the coolant (just straight distilled water). YMMV though.
  16. Tsumi

    Guy buys a 3090ti from Amazon gets Sand instead

    Why is it silly if it is more representative of actual cost? Especially when the total cost with shipping comes out lower? Good for you your local dealer will price match. I would say that's a YMMV scenario.
  17. Tsumi

    Guy buys a 3090ti from Amazon gets Sand instead

    I've generally found that their lower prices more than makes up for shipping costs, especially on more expensive stuff. Plus RockAuto has the perpetual 5% discount codes.
  18. Tsumi

    When should you replace an SSD?

    Keep a backup image of said drive and the image restoration should only cost a few hours of downtime. If 1 or 2 days of downtime is unacceptable, keep a spare SSD on hand that you can image to when your SSD fails.
  19. Tsumi

    When should you replace an SSD?

    This. If the SSD is holding critical data, it should be backed up regularly using best backup practices. If it isn't holding critical data but restoring what it is being used for is a pain in the ass, do regular image backups to a local large spinner drive, that way you can restore it quickly...
  20. Tsumi

    400w silliness

    The primary components OP picked out have a combined power draw of around 300 watts. Add in 50 watts for peripherals and you're still sitting comfortably under 400 watts for peak load. Power draw on the top end components have been increasing, but not as much as you may think. Power draw on...
  21. Tsumi

    400w silliness

    For a standard system, peripherals are typically less than 50 watts. Not worth it for only 4 hard drives. You'll need at least 15 hard drives to make any kind of significant power reduction.
  22. Tsumi

    First Custom Loop

    I leave my D5s at full speed (Alphacool Repack Dual D5 bay reservoir) and I can barely hear them. They're also a pretty low hum, not obnoxious at all.
  23. Tsumi

    First Custom Loop

    Flipping it upside down should be fine as long as the pump isn't running. That goes for any orientation where the pump would lose prime.
  24. Tsumi

    First Custom Loop

    I like HWLab's radiators. Most companies source their pumps from the same base source, the Laing D5 or Laing DDC. Alphacool and Watercool are my preferences for waterblocks. Most people will choose a reservoir that can integrate a pump with it. That makes mounting and routing things a little...
  25. Tsumi

    Why not 3.5" form factor SSD?

    It almost definitely this. The number of channels a consumer SSD controller chip has is limited, so going to higher density chips is probably cheaper than going to a chip with more channels.
  26. Tsumi

    The Department of Justice Revised the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to Permit Good-Faith Computer Security Research

    I hope the researcher and journalist go through with a defamation lawsuit against him and win.
  27. Tsumi

    The Department of Justice Revised the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to Permit Good-Faith Computer Security Research

    Apparently Governer Parson is still doubling down on his accusations despite his own departments whom he tasked to investigate finding no hacking occurred. His own advisors apparently told him they wanted to thank rather than investigate these people. The guy is on a power trip.
  28. Tsumi

    When will we get a CPU that is 5.0 GHz BASE and not 4.9 GHz Max Boost?

    And then Ivy Bridge came and only a select few chips could actually get to 5.0 ghz, which gave rise to Silicon Lottery. Most Ivy Bridge CPUs could only hit 4.6 ghz or so. Subsequent generations have all generally overclocked in the 4.5-4.8 ghz range before factory boost became commonplace. Then...
  29. Tsumi

    AIO vs Custom Water: Showdown at 280mm

    To add to that, AIOs using servicable components are a relatively new addition to the market. A lot of the older folks have gotten used to using CLC and AIOs interchangeably. I would probably call them prebuilt custom systems.
  30. Tsumi

    AIO vs Custom Water: Showdown at 280mm

    I don't consider noise as part of the performance metric. It is in its own metric entirely: noise levels, or more specifically, noise to performance ratio. How well it cools is the performance metric. You balance out how important each metric is to you. As also said, the hobby/fun factor is also...
  31. Tsumi

    AIO vs Custom Water: Showdown at 280mm

    Price/performance for me means strictly cooling potential and disregarding noise as long as noise levels remained reasonable (i.e. not using 2500+ RPM fans). I also remember in the past that the top air coolers like the NH-D14 were usually only 5-7 degrees behind custom loops using 360 mm...
  32. Tsumi

    AIO vs Custom Water: Showdown at 280mm

    Custom loops have never been justifiable from a price/performance perspective for CPUs. The best tower coolers were always within a few degrees of custom loops at typically 1/3 of the price or less. Many 240 AIOs struggle to beat the best of tower coolers. Custom loops were somewhat justifiable...
  33. Tsumi

    MrBeast Ranks as Highest-Paid YouTube Star Ever, Earning an Estimated $54 Million in 2021

    Bend, Oregon has the only remaining Blockbuster according to Wikipedia.
  34. Tsumi

    MrBeast Ranks as Highest-Paid YouTube Star Ever, Earning an Estimated $54 Million in 2021

    Do you have a time machine? I would love to get one.
  35. Tsumi

    AIO vs Custom Water: Showdown at 280mm

    Yes, I was just making a generalization, of course other things like thickness and flow path also come into play. Also, the Koolance radiator used in this test is a pretty old design if I'm not mistaken. I don't recall Koolance updating their radiators ever since they were introduced, which I...
  36. Tsumi

    AIO vs Custom Water: Showdown at 280mm

    The difference probably would have been greater with low FPI radiators. It's been a long time, but in testing long ago, I think 15-20 FPI radiators passed 8 FPI radiators in performance at around the 800-1000 RPM mark in push/pull. 30 FPI radiators would probably require 1200-1400 RPM fans to...
  37. Tsumi

    AIO vs Custom Water: Showdown at 280mm

    What was the fan speed? Nvm, I see it now. Set to 1600 RPM, which in push/pull would play into the strength of a high FPI radiator like the Koolance. It would be interesting to see the results with a low FPI radiator and slower fans.
  38. Tsumi

    Does a 1000W PSU use more electricity than a 650W PSU (same brand, same components plugged in)

    As said, it really depends. You will most likely lose a few % in efficiency in the idle range, but likely gain half a percent or so at load. Sure, you will lose a few %, but nominally the numbers are minimal (3% of 100 watts is less than 1% of 500 watts). It most likely comes out to be a wash...
  39. Tsumi

    Dummy PSU queston

    EPS12v is an extension of ATX12v, so the 4+4 is interchangeable with the solid 8. Some consumer boards have the ATX12v only, some have EPS12v only, some have ATX12v + EPS12v, and some have 2x EPS12v. Your Rosewill is designed to handle any of the above. Of course, there are boards that can have...
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