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Anybody have Phase Change cooling? I need feedback...

HalloweenWeed
Level 12
I am also a member of EVGA forums, and a long-standing member there whom I have helped and vice-versa is now considering Asus RIVE. He presently runs a phase-change rig:
EVGA ModsRigs: "The Perfect Beast" by firerx

Currently hs has an EVGA X58 Classified mobo. He has asked me:
"I'm seriously losing any confidence EVGA can come back from the brink in this. and if I get the ASUS RIVE, Can you help a brother out on setup. this will be my first uefi board. and all the Bois update stuff looks intimidating. how the heck you know which bios you have out of the box. to decide which update to go with [.ROM/.CAP] Scares the crap out of me. Also is the phase change prep is the same as the 1366 socket?" - Robert a.k.a. firerx


So I need help answering him, since I have no experience W/extreme cooling. Could I please get some feedback from someone who owns a Rampage series mobo and is using SS PC? He also needs some assurance that he can get forum support for his future issues with his build, he is accustomed to the EVGA level of support, and in my opinion the ROG forum now rivals that - when the servers aren't down. What should I tell him (I will quote you)? Or you are welcome to log in to EVGA forums and PM him yourself.

Also, he said he had an 'issue' with joining the ROG forum, I will ask him what happened. If he has a technical issue, I will see what I (we) can do to help. I wonder if it had anything to do with the frequent ROG server downtime lately...
i7-3930K; Asus RIVE; G.SKILL Ripjaws Z 4x4GB DDR3 1866; MSI 7870 2GD5/OC; Crucial M4 SSD 256GB;
Corsair 1000HX; Corsair H100, 4x Excalibur 120mm PWM CPU Fan p-p, AS5; SB X-Fi Titanium Fata1ity Pro;
Dell U2412m IPS 1920x1200; Cooler Master HAF 932 case; Tripp-Lite OMNIVS1500 UPS fully Line-interactive.
(EVGA site: ) And I have a second (wife's) computer, Eve.

Overclocking is useless to me if it is not rock stable.
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kkn
Level 14
it can be the downtime, or timing out.
try and look over in the extreeme tread and see if enny one use it there.

Zka17
Level 16
HW, your friend is very welcome to join this Forum!

I'm actually interested, in long term, in extreme cooling... as far as I have read about it, preparing the RIVE for sub-zero cooling does not differs from other mobos... the goal is the same...

And regarding the OC'ing/setting the RIVE's BIOS, I'm absolutely sure that we have here a lot of experienced people... I'm still learning, but I'm ready to share what I know so far...

Just remembered, RonanC has Phase Change cooling and using a RIVE! 🙂
Check his started threads for more info about insulating...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mIT4L-I_4E&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Menthol
Level 14
I believe Driftingforlife has phase change on a RIVE

Hello Drifting you still around

Menthol wrote:
I believe Driftingforlife has phase change on a RIVE

Hello Drifting you still around

I PMd him. I had found one of the threads that he posted his board prep in, I wish it were RIVE. firerx would feel more comfortable with it if the board were RIVE. I linked his pic to firerx.
i7-3930K; Asus RIVE; G.SKILL Ripjaws Z 4x4GB DDR3 1866; MSI 7870 2GD5/OC; Crucial M4 SSD 256GB;
Corsair 1000HX; Corsair H100, 4x Excalibur 120mm PWM CPU Fan p-p, AS5; SB X-Fi Titanium Fata1ity Pro;
Dell U2412m IPS 1920x1200; Cooler Master HAF 932 case; Tripp-Lite OMNIVS1500 UPS fully Line-interactive.
(EVGA site: ) And I have a second (wife's) computer, Eve.

Overclocking is useless to me if it is not rock stable.

Arne_Saknussemm
Level 40
RonanC also has phase change cooling and HiVizMan helped him set that up in a thread on here somewhere....

Telling BIOS out of the box is easy.....and it'll come with CAP unless he buys it dusty off a shelf somewhere...

HalloweenWeed
Level 12
Right now it is kinda up-in-the-air, after I told him about the VRM/MOSFET cooling issue (linked him the pic of the WB on the back side but he can't access it as he is not a member yet) he is having second thoughts, and saying he wants to go W/4930K which he thinks is coming out this month. I have told him otherwise, but awaiting his reply. I gave him a full explanation of what Intel CPUs are coming out this spiring/summer.
i7-3930K; Asus RIVE; G.SKILL Ripjaws Z 4x4GB DDR3 1866; MSI 7870 2GD5/OC; Crucial M4 SSD 256GB;
Corsair 1000HX; Corsair H100, 4x Excalibur 120mm PWM CPU Fan p-p, AS5; SB X-Fi Titanium Fata1ity Pro;
Dell U2412m IPS 1920x1200; Cooler Master HAF 932 case; Tripp-Lite OMNIVS1500 UPS fully Line-interactive.
(EVGA site: ) And I have a second (wife's) computer, Eve.

Overclocking is useless to me if it is not rock stable.

Chino
Level 15
Hello there, my friend.

Maybe these links will prove of some use to you. It's a bunch of threads on phase change cooling that I tried to reorder from A to Z. Hopefully it'll help your cause.

Phase Change cooling

phase change coldboot ?

tool to remove cpu socket clamp

Insulation help

driftingforlife
Level 10
Insulation is the same as normal for X79.

I found 1404 to be good before you get into the CAP converting stuff.

As for the VRMs, Watercool the board, as for the rear I would not worry to much, the cold from the socket should help with that.

Here you go

http://www.overclock.net/t/1038704/custom-test-bench-x79-phase-change-wc-by-alatar-in-progress-56k-w...

http://www.overclock.net/t/1038704/custom-test-bench-x79-phase-change-wc-by-alatar-in-progress-56k-w...

Mankz
Level 10
I've had a phase system (a Little Devil one) but not used it since the 775 days before UEFI BIOS's i'm afraid.