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Bitspower AIX99R5E Nickel Plated Full Cover Block Review

07/22/2015 - 16:59

Introduction [inline:files/review/2015-07-02/02-prod_0.jpg] Courtesy of Bitspower The Bitspower AIX99R5E Nickel Plated water block set is a set of full cover blocks for cooling the X99 chipset and CPU VRMs on the ASUS Rampage V Extreme motherboard. The...

EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 SLI Performance with ASUS ROG Enthusiast Bridge

07/03/2015 - 13:29

Introduction In our previous article here, we demonstrated how to mod the EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 video card to get higher performance and significantly lower running temps. Now we decided to take two of these custom modded EVGA GTX 970 cards to see how...

Conclusion

07/03/2015 - 02:14

Performance The Bitspower AIX99R5E nickel-plated full cover block adds a nice aesthetic to the ASUS Rampage V Extreme while increasing the performance potential of the board, especially with its VRM cooling block. The VRMs operated an average of 10C...

Stock and Overclocked Temperature Testing

07/03/2015 - 02:13

Cooler Testing Methods

Water-based Testing Configuration and Benchmarks Used

07/03/2015 - 00:17

[inline:files/review/2015-07-03/sys-pic-full.jpg] Rampage V Extreme board with Bitspower block and GTX 970's in SLI [inline:files/review/2015-07-03/sys-pic-partial.jpg] Rampage V Extreme board with Bitspower block and GTX 780

Board Deconstruction and Block Installation

07/03/2015 - 00:09

Deconstructing the ASUS Rampage V Extreme [inline:files/review/2015-07-03/01-board_0.jpg] In its default configuration, the ASUS Rampage V Extreme motherboard has four heat sinks - one covering the Intel X99 chipset, one to the right of the primary PCIe...

Block Design

07/03/2015 - 00:06

AIX99R5E Nickel Plated Full Cover Block Design Chipset Block Design [inline:files/review/2015-07-03/01-chipset-block-top.jpg] [inline:files/review/2015-07-03/02-chipset-block-parts.jpg] With the hex screws removed, the chipset block separated into four...

Features and Layout

07/03/2015 - 00:01

Features Courtesy of Bitspower

Conclusion

06/27/2015 - 00:24

Performance

Benchmark Testing

06/26/2015 - 23:14

Gaming benchmark tests were run against the GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 graphics card in single card and dual-card SLI mode using HeatKiller GPU-X3 GPU water block in stock and overclocked configurations. The SLI mode testing was also done with the system running...