i got Thermaltake's Water2.0 Pro set up on my ECS MB
--i just realized that i need to compare it to the NH-DH14 and apples to apples is on the same MB. What i am doing now is comparing temps at the same frequencies from stock to 4.8GHz to see if midrange Watercooling can beat high end air cooling (it's basically an Asetek cooler like the one i use to get FX 8150 to 4.6GHz). i think it will be very close
-- at stock, the Noctua cools to 59C under OCCT while the Water2.0 seems to be at 57C
The real test is at 4.8GHz. After that, i'll set up my EVGA motherboard and try for 5.0 with the 2 Thermaltake watercoolers versus the Ncotua NH-DH14
In the meantime, i'm writing the ECS MB review/IPC evaluation. i have to say one thing .. the ECS mb is quite attractive in gold and black when it is not covered up by a big air-cooler. Score one "plus" for watercooling!
After the MB/IPC eval, comes the Tt Overseer RX-I evaluation. The the Watercoolers vs. Air will come about the same time as the EVGA MB eval. Then i have my 'final' Z77 platform set up and i will return to benching regular driver performance analysis and the "usual". Bear with me another couple of weeks. We have been working on our news (and even a future newsletter!)