Go Back   Hardware Canucks > PC BUILDERS & TWEAKERS CORNER > Overclocking, Tweaking and Benchmarking

    
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old February 4, 2008, 10:52 PM
BALISTX's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Ottawa, ON
Posts: 2,005
Default Am I Nuts?

I was thinking and here's the plan.

CPU: Intel E8400 - Goal 4.0GHz (450x9)
Memory: 2GB Mushkin EM-6400 (900MHz 5-5-5-15/18)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-G33M-DS2R (mATX)
PSU: OCZ StealthStream 600W
Case: NZXT Rogue SFF
Case Cooling: 5x120mm

What is a good low profile CPU HSF that will allow be to reach 4.0GHz. I was thinking a Thermalright XP-120 or SI-128-SE. I want something that will not get caught when you slide out the mobo tray.

In case none of you have seen the NZXT Rogue here is a link to it.
NZXT. Products.
__________________
"Though I walk through the shadow of the Valley of Death I shall fear no evil as my C8 Carbine is locked and loaded."

Next Build: E5200 @ 3.6GHz (333x11) | Xigmatek HDT-RS1283 HSF | Biostar TP43D2-A7 | Mushkin Redlines DDR2-1000 @ DDR2-999 5-5-5-12
EVGA 9600 GT 512MB - 650MHz - 1800MHz - 1626MHz | Seagate 'Cuda 250GB 7200rpm SATA2 | Corsair VX550 | CM690 - Custom Atomic Orange Pearl


[Heatware]
[eBay]
[Rosetta]
BALISTX.com
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old February 5, 2008, 01:03 AM
1Tanker's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Ontario
Posts: 1,170
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BALISTX View Post
I was thinking and here's the plan.

CPU: Intel E8400 - Goal 4.0GHz (450x9)
Memory: 2GB Mushkin EM-6400 (900MHz 5-5-5-15/18)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-G33M-DS2R (mATX)
PSU: OCZ StealthStream 600W
Case: NZXT Rogue SFF
Case Cooling: 5x120mm

What is a good low profile CPU HSF that will allow be to reach 4.0GHz. I was thinking a Thermalright XP-120 or SI-128-SE. I want something that will not get caught when you slide out the mobo tray.

In case none of you have seen the NZXT Rogue here is a link to it.
NZXT. Products.
I know the Wolfdale's are a lot cooler-running than Conroe.. but i'm not entirely sure an XP-120 would keep it cool enough. While running my E6600@ 3.6(400x9), the XP-120 can barely keep up... and that's with a ~105cfm 120x38mm fan...CPU@1.50v in BIOS.The XP-120 did a great job cooling my 2.4A P4@ up to 3.9GHz.. but i think the different heat-load(not in the direct center of the IHS) of dual-cores is harder for it to cool.(i know...sounds stupid ) I doubt a flower-style Zalman would do any better...tower HS/F's seem to be a lot better for duals/quads... IMO.

Last edited by 1Tanker; February 5, 2008 at 01:26 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old February 5, 2008, 01:27 AM
BALISTX's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Ottawa, ON
Posts: 2,005
Default

A thermalright Ultra 120 will fit in the case. it's going to a PITA to put the backplate on, slide the motherboard tray in and then mount the HSF
__________________
"Though I walk through the shadow of the Valley of Death I shall fear no evil as my C8 Carbine is locked and loaded."

Next Build: E5200 @ 3.6GHz (333x11) | Xigmatek HDT-RS1283 HSF | Biostar TP43D2-A7 | Mushkin Redlines DDR2-1000 @ DDR2-999 5-5-5-12
EVGA 9600 GT 512MB - 650MHz - 1800MHz - 1626MHz | Seagate 'Cuda 250GB 7200rpm SATA2 | Corsair VX550 | CM690 - Custom Atomic Orange Pearl


[Heatware]
[eBay]
[Rosetta]
BALISTX.com
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old February 5, 2008, 05:13 AM
3.0charlie's Avatar
3.0 "I kill SR2's" Charlie
F@H
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Laval, QC
Posts: 9,644

My System Specs

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BALISTX View Post
A thermalright Ultra 120 will fit in the case. it's going to a PITA to put the backplate on, slide the motherboard tray in and then mount the HSF
... but feasible. Interesting choice of components, can't wait to read your evaluation of that case. It's very tempting.
__________________
Hydro-Quebec is salivating...
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old February 5, 2008, 09:48 AM
BALISTX's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Ottawa, ON
Posts: 2,005
Default

It is feasible, I've seen a few over at [H]ard Forums do it. Height isn't a problem it's with so they have to mount the TRUE sidewares with the fan facing the side of the case. One person took pictures and measurements. Just they never said how they mounted it.
__________________
"Though I walk through the shadow of the Valley of Death I shall fear no evil as my C8 Carbine is locked and loaded."

Next Build: E5200 @ 3.6GHz (333x11) | Xigmatek HDT-RS1283 HSF | Biostar TP43D2-A7 | Mushkin Redlines DDR2-1000 @ DDR2-999 5-5-5-12
EVGA 9600 GT 512MB - 650MHz - 1800MHz - 1626MHz | Seagate 'Cuda 250GB 7200rpm SATA2 | Corsair VX550 | CM690 - Custom Atomic Orange Pearl


[Heatware]
[eBay]
[Rosetta]
BALISTX.com
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old February 5, 2008, 10:51 AM
Prof. Dr. Silver's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Toronto, ON
Posts: 1,187
Default Yes!

To answer your question: YES!

__________________
Hardcore Folding at it's BEST! HWC - TPU.... There can be only one team in front! TPU, can you smell our *sses already?
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old February 5, 2008, 11:14 AM
"Quote This..."
F@H
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Hell
Posts: 3,832
Default

Nuttier than Squirrel poop!
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old February 5, 2008, 11:40 AM
BALISTX's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Ottawa, ON
Posts: 2,005
Default

It's amazing what happens when you read installation instructions. From what I can tell the backplate stays in place. Once the mobo tray slides in then I simply install the TRUE. I will have to mount it sideways in order for it to fit properly.

Here is a pic of the TRUE mounted inside the Rogue case. This is from jamemail @ [H]ard Forums. I am wonder though if you have the fan blowing air throw the heatsink if would just end up bouncing off the PSU. Unless I have the fan pulling the air from the heatsink and use the fans on the right side as exhaust fans to pull the air out of case. I would like to have the right side case fans blowing in to help cool the CPU. Then have the fans on the other side as exhaust to pull the hot air away from the video card. The only other problem with having the air move from right to left is the hot air from the CPU hitting the back of the video card.

__________________
"Though I walk through the shadow of the Valley of Death I shall fear no evil as my C8 Carbine is locked and loaded."

Next Build: E5200 @ 3.6GHz (333x11) | Xigmatek HDT-RS1283 HSF | Biostar TP43D2-A7 | Mushkin Redlines DDR2-1000 @ DDR2-999 5-5-5-12
EVGA 9600 GT 512MB - 650MHz - 1800MHz - 1626MHz | Seagate 'Cuda 250GB 7200rpm SATA2 | Corsair VX550 | CM690 - Custom Atomic Orange Pearl


[Heatware]
[eBay]
[Rosetta]
BALISTX.com

Last edited by BALISTX; February 5, 2008 at 11:49 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old February 5, 2008, 11:56 AM
Cptn Vortex's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 3,727
Default

The Thermalright Ultima 90 of Course! Close to the same performace of the Ultra 120 Extreme, but shorter. I would also be interested in seeing how good some of Scythes new offerings are. They seem to be pretty impressive. Scythe "ZIPANG" 6HeatPipes CPU Cooler
__________________
The Vortex H20

Coolermaster ATCS 840 w Window panel
MSI Z77A-GD65
Intel i7 3770K @ 4.6GHZ 1.28v
Galaxy GTX 680 @ 1241MHZ
8GB Mushkin Blackline 1600MHZ 9-9-9-24 1.5v
Asus Xonar Essence STX
OCZ Z-Series GOLD 850W
2 x 128GB Corsair Force GT SATA3 SSD RAID0 :)
Acheiva Shimian Q270 Lite 2560x1440

Benq W500 Pojector.

Watercooling:
EK Supreme HF, EK FC GTX 680 Block, MCR320+Gelid Silent 12 Push/Pull, DD Pump, EK Multioption 100ml Res, EK Coolstream XT 220 RAD Gelid Wings Push/Pull.
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old February 5, 2008, 12:29 PM
trodas's Avatar
MVP
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Czech republic
Posts: 352

My System Specs

Wink

Hmmm, nuts? Likely. The board is looking pretty good, it have 6 phase Vcore regulation, yet I still have my doubts about that it can handle for prolonged time the 4Ghz - if you even manage them... And as for the tight space and cooling - well - that is going to be a challenge. I would, for the planed overclock, recommend BIG case and huge best-performing heatsink, if not watercooling with HUGE external radiator.
So to answer honestly the question - yes, you are nuts But not to worry, you are not alone and you are still far less "nuttier" than me, for example
__________________
"It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong." - Voltaire
...just keep folding, just keep folding... :) my config
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes