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Again this shows you what is possible when top quality components are used and no corners are cut. Yea it is a little pricey for these types of motherboards buy for those who can appreciate quality and stability from their overclocked processor they choose Asus line of Republic of Gamer series. Impressive results again 6.5 GHz that is sick!!!!!!! Gigabyte is another solid company I put in the elite class of motherboard makers. I wonder what voltage was used to achieve that 6.5 GHz world record?
P.S. Also notice that stick of Corsair Dominator GT ram he is inserting somebody give that man a metal, he has horse sense LOL [8-|]
Awesome job they are doing there! Asus is a very nice company and this competition is great! Lets see those numbers grow to 7 or above!... :) lol
Lay_Guy i don't get that ps part... :D
FTA: "which tends to have negative effects on those of us who breathe oxygen."
@ inspector I was trying to point out that using quality parts throughout a build will yield results most of the time like what we see here. I always praise Corsair, Asus, Gigabyte, ect and though I would point out the RAM used in this record breaking overclock. As far as the horse sense that is to say this guy obviously understands quality parts matter when attempting extreme overclocks, but...liquid nitrogen never hurt as well I must point out.
I see Asus threw in their awesome dual 5870 board FTW!!!
Man, That Rampage III board is still beautiful.
This is pretty cool, (pun intended) to see them use LN2. It is to bad that we don't have the ability to use that in any of the current water cooling systems. That would be neat to walk in to BB and say I would like to get that bottle of Nitro for my cooling system :P
I never knew about sealing the MoBO. I do have alot of those erasers still in their wrappers! My only question would be. Yeah they do it here, but what are the implications in the long run with something like that? Are there any issue when it comes to heat distribution or capacitor temperatures?
Always my concern about overclocking, is stability for various tasks. I tried this with an 4850, and it worked ok for games. Yet when it came to other tasks like photoshop or other DCC, then it started crashing the system. This is why I get the proper components that suite the needs for the particular uses intended.
This seems like an interesting competition, although it is like comparing a drag racer to the car you are going to drive to work.
@ animatortom you have to seal everything that could get shorted out as there is always the concern of condensation when using using extreme cooling like this. As far as the length of running a PC under these circumstances, most of the time this is done for competition solely. For an everyday cooling solution water cooling is sufficient. Phase change, liquid nitrogen ect is not for the average Joe and Jane, this takes a skilled individual to enter this arena. Also just to repeat as I stated before issues can always arise but if you use quality components you can greatly remove this hurdle as Asus uses solid Japanese capacitors in their boards especially their high end boards such as this Rampage 3 Extreme. Hope this helps
Yeah, That's why I said I get the right components the first time. I just never paid much attention to The Overclocking craziness.
I figured they would always just lay down some kind of mat. It always seem to me that if you blocked the MoBo that it would disrupt the capacitors ability to get airflow. In LA I never had any issues other than dust, unless I had the PC sitting right next to the the AC:)
I have been here in Waikiki for a few years now. Out here the humidity is really an issue. I have seen PC's with pretty messed up systems because of the calcifying saltwater!
I just hope, as I build up this system, it survives the air here before I get back to LA! Being a Native Fornian, I am used to the drier air and filtering the smog at night. My GF likes to sleep with the windows wide open...AHHH!
If only they could close loop LN2, that would be sweet!
That Asus Rampage III Extreme motherboard box is HUGE!!! Might as well include two motherboards in there. lol
By the way, thanks for the heads up on the mastic tape.
That's and interesting conceptual idea Der Meister. I imagine the seal's and tube resiliency would be the major issue because of expansion and detraction, not to mention freezing completely lol!
^indeed that and the pressures involved would be immense, that and the system would need to have such a high pressure so that it would keep the LN2 liquid even after it hit the warm object. and you would need some type of heat exchanger and pump that could withstand all of the above,,,
Maybe if a closed cooling system heated the contents into a gas, and then cooled it into a liquid and recycled it continuously? No moving parts or pumps (except, maybe, a small fan to ablate the heat) would make it reliable too. Oh wait! They have that already!
That's heatpipe technology. When you integrate an air conditioner compressor, it's a single-stage phase change unit. It's impossible to build a closed-loop LN2 cooler (practically) because of the temperatures involved. Such a system (if it's even possible to build one) would draw enormous amounts of energy and be far larger than the computer system it encompassed.