with a naked core yes bit mine still has its IHS. moot point now since the mothership has taken off and something smaller is installed nowZero82z said:Running without thermal paste is a great way to kill a CPU. I hope you're only running it for a few seconds at a time.
LOL, it looks like you built the GPU cooler from an erector set.Jodiuh said:http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v212/jodiuh/Thermalright%20HR-03/IMG_1299.jpg
Nice . Haven't seen too many SI-128 setups.King_Kevin said:Here's my Thermalright SI-128 & HR-05 SLI
MY SI-128 is attached to a Panaflo 120mm Medium Speed fan with RPM Monitoring (BX Series). 86.5 CFM@ 2100 rpm. The SI-128 cools my cpu so well the fan doesn't come on at http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/9237/dsc02673lp5.jpg
Sorry to burst your bubble, but the DX10 cards ain't gonna be shorter . Just have a look at the 8800GTX/S spy pics and you'll see what I mean...King_Kevin said:LOL. Yeah. Been reading stuff here for sometime. A few people requested for pictures with SI-128 so i thought i'll satisfy their curiousity. It's my first time installing a HSF. But i think it'll went well except for the lapping session. Was too tedious and erm disgraceful, so didn't take any pics
Might get a shorter more powerful GFX with DirectX 10 so i can re-orientate my HR-05 SLI. atm the HR-5 and my GFX cooler is nearly touching each other. And because of this my GFX temp has increased about 3-5C.
I can't orientate my HR-05 upwards because the HS is freaking huge and i can orientate it vertical because the 7800gt is too long. So this is the only solution I have.
Well yeah i noticed that. I can only hope i guess. We'll see when the final product comes out. I'm not in a hurry to get one anyway.Zero82z said:Sorry to burst your bubble, but the DX10 cards ain't gonna be shorter . Just have a look at the 8800GTX/S spy pics and you'll see what I mean...
thats what i call cable managment, that's like unreal.Jodiuh said:Korruption:
And finally, here's a couple case shots.
Room temp: 24C
Game: 10 minutes of Battlefield 2142 Demo w/ 40+ players
Settings: 1680x1050, high detail, 2xAAA, HQAS
Clocks: 698/792 in CCC
The Vantec card cooler can be heard over the 5 Scythes. Adding a 6th Scythe's still a decent amount quieter than the Vantec and it cools a bit better. I didn't check for contact and wasn't 100% sure on install method. Also TIM had over a month to settle on the Accelero. The surface of the Thermalright had grooves and will be lapped and checked for contact tomorrow. Hopefully that'll bring my temps in closer to what the 2-3 of you have gotten so far.
About the install method. I stuck the rubber grommetts between the thumb nuts and backplate. How tight did you guys hug those on? Mine will still turn and I can see some threads on the other side of the card, but the sink wouldn't move. Wonder if I need to tighten more...
Other folks in the OCF thread are getting much better temps with smaller fans, so take my results with a grain until I can get under there again...hopefully tomorrow.
*curses 6am start time this week*