Hey maturin was wondering how well the ST20G5 overclocks? trying to decide between the 20g% and the 25P, does the 240w psu limit overclocking of cpu/video? Thanks!
From what I know about overclocking (which is not much), the st20g5 is not a good overclocker because you cant change the HT speed. So the FSB will only go up a little ways. The 240w powers everything in my sig fine though.
How about some pics too!
Sounds like your setup ended up being very similar to my SN85G4, which worked out nicely. I actually just added the PF16 mesh cover to my G4 and the temps stay in the high 20â€™s under load now. Gotta love laptop CPUs! smile
Pics are supposed to be on my stepdad's computer, but I havent had access to that in months.
Yeah, this setup is pretty similar to your sn85g4, but with the typhoon res in the drive cage.
I have a hot CPU, and CnQ doesnt work right with it in this Shuttle, but I think temps are pretty decent. Mid-High 30s on idle, 40-42 when running one folding client and 48-49 when running two folding clients for 100% cpu usage for a day. At first glance it seems to be around the same as with my old Swiftech QP 80mm rad, but then I remember its summer here and ambient temps are up like 10 degrees at least since I last used the 80mm:p
Some cons so far:
The silenX fans I bought have both failed. Seems like they got warped a millimeter or two, and since the blades spin so close to the body of the fan they were scraping and making terrible noise. I've switched to two silenX PWM fans from shuttles, and on medium speed the noise is quite tolerable.
Theres a pesky bubble I cant get out due to the design of the Typhoon reservoir. And with the res laying flat in the drive cage, there is no upper part of the res for the bubble to float up to, so the bubble keeps getting repeatedly split and reformed by the flow of water through the res, making a fishtank noise.