- Mar 28, 2019
- Gigabyte X299X Designare 10G
- RX 580
- Mobile Phone
Sounds good - what loop kit have you got? I'm still running on my CoolerMaster 360mm AIO. I've spent nearly two weeks testing and tuning the overclock, and talking to the overclocking experts over at overclock.net. There's a 90+ page thread there on overclocking the 10980XE in which I've learnt a lot.
Based on that I've now decided to take the plunge and go full custom loop. Never done it before, but I thought given I spent so much on the system, and am being limited by my AIO in terms of how much I can OC, I'd go the full distance. I'm hoping to get a large external radiator, the MO-RA3 420 (9 x 140mm fans!). CPU block I've not 100% decided yet; I'd really like the Optimus Signature V2 but it's very expensive and only available in the US. I just learned about a new company called TechN who are based in Europe and have a 2066-mount block that could be good.
Funny you would mention that, because I'm rocking a fully custom loop in a 909EK (the one with a distro plate), coincidentally with a TechN waterblock!
It works extremely well, I've had it pulling almost 500 watts at times and it still cools pretty well. Got two thick 480 radiators (Black Ice Nemesis 480GTX) from HardwareLabs and they work extremely well. Unless I run it for hours at a time on full load I can basically run with the fans off or on minimum.
As far as the EFI goes, thank you for providing it I'll check it out when I get back from work.