That was a decent haul for the price actually.Got lucky and acquired a shitload of EK Quantum fittings from someone parting out their loop. Wanted black fittings but his were Black Nickel.
Oh well, €125 for two sixpacks of the EK-Quantum STC fittings, a 5-pack of P14 fans, 5 90-degree rotaries and shipping, why not. What I need to do with the P14's, idk. HWL GTS 420 time?
I guess that should work as long as the pressure doesn't build in the loop and blow fittings apart or balloon soft copper end tanks in the radiators.I'm thinking of buying a Metro DataVac in the near future, since I screw around with crackpot ideas regarding water cooling being able to blow out the coolant out of my loop would be a VERY nice upside. Good idea?
These things are a good investment in general. You can't break anything in a water cooling loop with it, the pressure is not nearly high enough. It's rather the other way round: they overheat quickly when choked for air flow, so be careful when using it to purge a water cooling loop. Short intervals, letting it cool down in between.I'm thinking of buying a Metro DataVac in the near future, since I screw around with crackpot ideas regarding water cooling being able to blow out the coolant out of my loop would be a VERY nice upside. Good idea?
that explanation made me lol so ****ing hard. I tried Y-cruncher and it pulled 220W () easily with PBO enabled. Didn't go above 87C though, impressive! I bet when I waterblock the 6900XT and use the front rad fans as intake temps will drop even more.The way that the AMD overclocking algorithm works is that it robs from all the Peters (threads) to pay Paul (the one max boosted thread)
With all the cores at much the same temperatures across the board, all boats (cores) benefit from the rising tide (low temps) and all cores can sustain a much higher all-core clock under load.
But that means there is less leftover power margin to give the single max boosted core.