You think my 620HX can handle another video card?
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March 13, 2009, 12:07 PM
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: GTA, Ontario
My System Specs
Coolermaster HAF 932 and Enermax Revolution85+ 1050W
I have moved from my Antec 900 / Corsair 620HX combo to a Coolermaster HAF 932 / Enermax Revolution85+ 1050W setup.
So far, these are the differences after about 16 hours of observation;
(Used Everest for CPU and Motherboard temps, and Evga Precision for GPU. All temps taken while working on Project 5902/1680 point WU for GPU, and Project 2653/1760 point WU for CPU with 80% resources allocated to the SMP client).
1. CPU temps have gone down about 4c degrees on each of the 4 cores on the Q6600. (Went from 42-46c to 36-42c across cores).
2. Motherboard ambient temps 5c degrees higher on the Gigabyte EP35-DS3P. (36c to 41c)
3. GTX 285 GPU (702 core/1760 shaders/1323 mem, 55% fan speed) went up 6c degrees (from 58c to 64c.)
4. Watts being pulled, as measured by my APC UPS, went from 351w(min)-375w(max), to 334w(min)-347w(max). This while working on the FaH tasks above.
I realize this is not scientific in any way but just my experiences.
Factors such as different fans in each case, better cable management in the HAF, intake fan on the Revolution85+ facing downwards, etc all played factor.
The HAF is much, much quieter; however the 900's fans were all on high. The CPU HSF cut-out on the MB tray also fit pretty well with the motherboard, so I will not have to remove the board to change the heatsink if desired.
Overall, pretty happy with this. I will probably get an Antec Spot-Cool to bring down the GPU temps a bit, but the extra room alone and cable management made the change worth it.
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My System Specs
Main(Blackie) Asus Rampage III Formula // F@H Rig(Foldy) Asus P6T
Blackie: i7 970 @4.0GHZ Heatkiller 3.0// Foldy: i7 970 @4.0GHZ EK Supreme
Blackie: Corsair Vengeance 12GB 1600mhz // Foldy: Mushkin 1600MHZ 6GB
Blackie: Evga GTX 580 1.5GB Koolance WB Foldy: Zotac GTX 460 768MB
Blackie: OCZ Vertex 2 240GB, Seagate 3TB, WD Black 2TB, WD Black 1TB Foldy: Intel X25-M 80GB Gen2, WB Black 500GB Externals: WD Green 1.5TB, WD Green 1TB
Blackie: Corsair AX1200w // Foldy: Enermax Revo85+ 1050W
Blackie: Corsair 800D // Foldy: CM HAF 932
Blackie: X-fi Titanium Pro
Blackie: LG Blu-ray writer // Foldy: LG Blu-ray rom
Blackie: Samsung 2693HM 25.5in // Foldy: Acer H213HBMID 21.5in
Blackie: W7 Ultimate 64-bit // Foldy: W7 Pro 64-bit
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