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    3080Ti Review: Mostly a Neutered 3090

    Odd, I didn't know a 400w capable GPU (3090 FE in this setup) couldn't be SFF friendly. Seems to be working just fine for me and my setup seems to provide adequate airflow. It'll idle as low as 24C at night (around 27-29C during the day) and levels out around 68-70C under extended load when...
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    Nvidia rtx 3090 discussion

    Not sure why you are quote replying to me with this suggestion. I mentioned that I am already capping my framerates to go no higher than the refresh rate of my monitor (which is 60Hz) and still experienced coil whine with certain games (RDR2, primarily).
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    Your CPU progression

    Hmmm....this is going to be tough to recall all of them, but here goes with approximate year I started using them (only counting ones that resided in my home). Pre-1999 it gets a little fuzzy: Tandy 1000 (~1988, my first PC) Somewhere between 1991 and 1995 are these three CPUs: 386 DX 25MHz...
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    Does pump speed matter?

    It was mainly at just 70% and 90% (interesting 80% was quiet and vibration free) and maybe an ever slight hint at 40%. So it isn't a huge issue since I am usually not at those speeds. The other speeds were pretty much silent and/or vibration free.
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    Does pump speed matter?

    There is only so much dampening I am able to do for mine. It just seems like at certain speeds the pump hits a resonating frequency that transmits through the case. But the way my pump is mounted probably doesn't help either. I also never go above 90% with the pump speed because it will draw...
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    Does pump speed matter?

    For me, my loop is pretty simple. For me I have my D5 pump -> Optimus CPU Block (~20" tube length) -> Corsair XR7 240mm Radiator (~9" tube length) -> back to reservoir (~9-10" tube length). The tubing used is Primochill 3/8" ID 1/2" OD. While the case is a mATX cube, so pretty small, it's a...
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    Does pump speed matter?

    I can't say whether or not the flow rates are accurate, but we are seeing a consistent change in flow rate based on the revolutions per second it is recording, which is roughly between .043-.045 liters/min for every 1 revolution per second. Your coolant temps, which I assume showing are at...
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    Does pump speed matter?

    It's ultimately your choice. Me, personally, I think it looks better and less cluttered not using the distribution block. With the way it was laid out, I fail to see what benefit the distribution block was giving you other than more potential leak points, slightly more coolant capacity, a more...
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    Does pump speed matter?

    This probably shows that your radiators are probably your biggest restrictor, but you did see improvements. Also, keep in mind, as cool as you are running already, you are reaching a point of diminishing returns. You still managed to get your coolant temp to drop .8C, your flow rate has...
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    Does pump speed matter?

    If you have an unused port on your reservoir that comes in contact with the coolant, you can use this: Alphacool 17364 Eiszapfen Temperature Sensor Plug This is what I am using to get my coolant readings and you won't need any other adapters to get it to work. And since the reservoir is your...
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    Does pump speed matter?

    It is possible for air bubbles to affect temp, but with the way the CPU die is positioned in relation to where the air bubble is at, plus considering that the coolant is jetting coolant over the heatsink fins that are directly on top of the die, I wouldn't think that particular air bubble would...
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    Does pump speed matter?

    You can try using FurMark to get a general idea. It can stress both the GPU and the CPU and is still pretty responsive to kill the tests if needed. I’ve done that before: kick off the GPU stress in a window then the CPU burner. That way both can be killed relatively quickly if you run into any...
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    Does pump speed matter?

    Maybe the absolute volume of your rads and coolant capacity along with your 26c ambient temp is outpacing your PC's ability to heatsoak even with such a low flow rate. You do have 3 massive rads that are 54mm thick only cooling a CPU and video card. Based on Hardware Labs specs, just one of...
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    Does pump speed matter?

    I see, so you want an on threshold that is higher than the off threshold. But the way it is currently setup the on and off trigger is essentially the same temp. Turn on fans when temp reaches 30C but do not turn off fans until temp is below 28C, for instance. This is much like how Nvidia has...
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    I went camping...

    I feel that adding the two 80mm fans helped me with my setup. While peak GPU temp is still the same, around the 68-69c mark (which appears to be the target temp threshold the card permits before cutting back on clock speeds), I noticed I was able to hit and hold a higher clock at the same temps...
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    Does pump speed matter?

    Are you sure the fans are being given enough minimum power to stay running? Based on Noctua’s specs for their 800RPM 200mm PWM fans, minimum rotation speed is 350rpms (+/- 10%). Your graph shows it barely hitting that when it does spin up. If barely enough power is being supplied, it might not...
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    I went camping...

    Hold my beer: I can't fit a fan directly in front of it. To get it even in the case, I had to remove the front case fan, the front panel, and the front filter. I then I had to work it in at an angle, temporarily pushing it through the front fan hole before backing it into its home. The rear...
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    What max coolant temp should I be targeting?

    Just giving a slight update to my setup. Yesterday, I decided to move two of my fans over to the top of my 240mm x 54mm radiator, creating a push/pull setup, to see if it made any difference. Idle and low load coolant temps dropped by around 1-2c while maintaining a fan speed of around 1,300...
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    Node 804 Water Cooling Project

    Yesterday, I ended up modifying my case to allow two fans to be mounted on top of the radiator for a push/pull setup. After moving two of my case fans that resided in the top of the motherboard side to the top of the radiator, I measured and cut out the top case panel using my dremel and some...
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    Frame limiter - in game - to address screen tears? (No GSync / FreeSync on a 60hz Monitor w/ 3070)

    I have G-sync and V-sync on and cap my frame rate to 2 fps below my max refresh rate using RTSS. It's shown in the article I shared from Blur Busters site.
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    Frame limiter - in game - to address screen tears? (No GSync / FreeSync on a 60hz Monitor w/ 3070)

    Are you hearing yourself here? The method I am using has been working great for me, so why would I change it? Especially after I did try all sorts of different methods to find what works best. I didn't just read an article and go purely on what they said, but my results and perception...
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    Frame limiter - in game - to address screen tears? (No GSync / FreeSync on a 60hz Monitor w/ 3070)

    I thought that was only beneficial if your max framerates were a good number of times over your max refresh rate, otherwise it shows no benefit over the typical g-sync/v-sync/frame limiter method. This is where I read up on it before and why I chose not to use it...
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    Frame limiter - in game - to address screen tears? (No GSync / FreeSync on a 60hz Monitor w/ 3070)

    While some on here to say to cap framerate to 62fps on a 60hz non-vrr monitor (roughly 2fps above the max refresh rate), the funny thing is if you are running a G-sync monitor, like me, it is recommended to cap the framerate 2 fps below max refresh to prevent any stutter from occurring (and...
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    3070, 3080 or 3090 for 4k@120

    Well, based on Tech PowerUp's reviews, Anno 1800 at 4K using its highest settings (Ultra?) averages in the low 60fps range for the 3080 and in the high 60fps range for the 3090. Now to compare to the older 2080 Super and 2080 Ti, those two older cards were hovering around the low to mid 40fps...
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    How long do PSU's last?

    My grandfather's power supply in his PC just bit the dust. He built the computer many years ago. The power supply was a Casedge F300-A 300W power supply. The motherboard was a DFI NB71-BC, a socket 478 with either a Intel 845 or 845E north bridge and an ICH2 south bridge. I am not sure of...
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    School me on radiators and fans - first real custom water loop.

    I'd recommend some PrimoChill PrimoFlex Advanced LRT tubing. They sell it in clear and Amazon has it in stock. I use the same brand of tubing for mine, but I have white.
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    School me on radiators and fans - first real custom water loop.

    Mine runs between 2,430 and 2,500 RPMs and is silent as well. It's like the sweet spot, go slower and it gets noisier, go higher and gets noisier. Running it faster doesn't make much of a difference for temps either, not enough to warrant the noise and increased power consumption at least. I...
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    School me on radiators and fans - first real custom water loop.

    Did you order a used or new old stock? I thought EKWB discontinued those and replaced them with the Quantum Kinetic line. I don’t think there is much difference other than the newer one has improved port layouts at the pump (3 ports vs 2 ports, too, IIRC) and a reservoir cap with 3 ports versus...
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    School me on radiators and fans - first real custom water loop.

    The D5 also relies on the coolant to keep it cool while a DDC expels heat into the case via a heatsink and requires some kind of active cooling (e.g., air movement). A D5 is usually quieter than a DDC too. D5s usually take up more room than a DDC. I believe the D5 has a little more...
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    Any of these 1000W+ PSUs any good?

    While running under load this may be true since it puts you into a lower load on the PSU, it could cause efficiency losses running too high of a rated PSU when idling or doing low load work. If you leave your machine on all the time, most of your time consuming power will be idling and low...
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    School me on radiators and fans - first real custom water loop.

    I have the BeQuiet SilentWings 3 HS fans on my radiator, I don't notice any leakage with the way they are designed. I think you might be overthinking the housing design overall instead of focusing on the internal shroud that the blades are housed in. They have a lip that goes around this to...
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    How many tensor cores in current gen vid cards (assuming you could find one)?

    Yes, but they still increased the RT cores over their predecessors. The 3090 has 82 RT cores and the 3080 has 68 cores. Meanwhile, the 2080 Ti has 68 cores, the 2080 has 46 cores, and the 2080 Super has 48 cores. If we decide to include the Titan RTX, it only has 72 cores. So the 3080 has...
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    How many tensor cores in current gen vid cards (assuming you could find one)?

    I think it is because if people did a side by side comparison of the 30 series to the 20 series, they would think the 30 series having fewer tensor cores compared to the relative models in the 20 series would mean poorer performance. But if I recall correctly, the 30 series uses an updated and...
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    RTX 3090 FE Coil Whine?

    Same here, it was more of a joke. I can't recall the last time I have heard pure silence. My tinnitus is a constant high pitch tone that never stops. Some days are so bad it makes it hard for me to focus and understand a conversation. It's a shame you are planning to sell it because of the...
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    RTX 3090 FE Coil Whine?

    Other solutions are to either get older where your natural ability to pick up higher frequency sounds diminishes or to damage your hearing by not practicing the use of proper hearing protection around loud noises.
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    RTX 3090 FE Coil Whine?

    My previous card was a GTX 1080 FE as well and the 3090 FE was the first one where I ever noticed any whine. But I also never had a card that pulled so much power on its own too. The inductor coils are going to vibrate as they pull more power, nothing to prevent that. It's the vibration that...
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    RTX 3090 FE Coil Whine?

    As others have mentioned, I placed a frame rate cap on mine to just below my monitor's refresh rate and have v-sync turned on at the driver level, even for games that may not regularly reach high frame rates. It will prevent high spikes that may occur during less demanding scenes. These spikes...
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    RTX 3090 FE Coil Whine?

    I've chalked it up to being the nature of the beast. After about 1-2 months of use it has quieted down a bit in comparison to how loud it was at the beginning, but it is still there with certain games. As mentioned before, RDR2 is the biggest offender in my library. Since there have been no...
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    RTX 3090 [H] Owner's Official 3DMark Time Spy Leaderboard

    Yep. I had some pretty high clocks that worked fine in the benchmarks and even in most of my games with no issue. Even the Bright Memory benchmark would work fine running for extended periods. But then I would put on RDR2, which is a game that already has questionable stability, and it became...
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