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Re: Introducing the EVGA SR-3 DARK - An Elegant Motherboard For A More Civilized Age 2020/01/27 18:56:28 (permalink)
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As someone who had fun with a W-3175X all year long (2019) I can appreciate the SR-3 Dark. Its all about the thrill of getting something very few others can.
 
It was a fun ride while it lasted. I loved blowing thru benchmarks and seeing how far I could take it. For my case, it wasn't about doing CAD or enterprise work. I have the disposable income that products like this are intended for. The new SR-3 Dark is an enthusiast board, just like the ASUS Dominus Extreme. For those trying to justify the price-to-performance numbers, its futile. This was never meant as a bang-for-your-buck platform.
 
Not gonna lie, I did love my time with the LGA3647 platform tho 


 
Yes I even delidded my W-3175X lol



I disagree. I think it’s a very commercially viable board for several niche industries. Trading / finance being the most obvious.

Because these items are usually purchase in bulk on wall street however, the IT folks will always insist on SM because of massive support.

This is perfect for that $100 million / year genius trader who insists on it. So... that’s a few hundred ppl right there :-)

I used to mine. Now I compute.
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Re: Introducing the EVGA SR-3 DARK - An Elegant Motherboard For A More Civilized Age 2020/01/28 13:43:50 (permalink)



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Re: Introducing the EVGA SR-3 DARK - An Elegant Motherboard For A More Civilized Age 2020/01/28 16:35:02 (permalink)
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Has anyone received a board and able to successfully boot. My config is SR-3 Dark Motherboard, Intel W3175X CPU, and Noctua nh-u14s-dx-3647 cooling, Power supply is EVGA 1600Watt.  I get an error E2 upon hitting the reset button on the board. No signs of any life, upon hitting power button on the board just a click sound, no fan movement no nothing. 
 
I have tried alternate power supply as well. 



Mine works just fine. Booted first attempt. Did you torque the screws correctly and in the correct order? You should use a torque driver for install. 




What kind of torque driver do you recommend, can you share a link on amazon. Also what kind of cooling solution do you have?
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Re: Introducing the EVGA SR-3 DARK - An Elegant Motherboard For A More Civilized Age 2020/01/29 04:31:32 (permalink)
Hi, quick questions about the pogo stick test points on the board mentioned in the Level1Techs video above: is info about them available to the general public? Or are they really there strictly for internal eVGA use?
 
I did try to access the user guide for the SR3 Dark, but the link appears to be broken for it in the support section. Also checked the info available for the X299 Dark (which I own; which has similar test points), neither the User Guide nor TiN's dev page for that board go into such detail.
 
The SR-3 is indeed an interesting prospect, just looking for additional data to support any purchasing decision.
 
TIA!
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Re: Introducing the EVGA SR-3 DARK - An Elegant Motherboard For A More Civilized Age 2020/01/29 14:37:01 (permalink)
What kind of waterblock do have there in the image below?
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As someone who had fun with a W-3175X all year long (2019) I can appreciate the SR-3 Dark. Its all about the thrill of getting something very few others can.
 
It was a fun ride while it lasted. I loved blowing thru benchmarks and seeing how far I could take it. For my case, it wasn't about doing CAD or enterprise work. I have the disposable income that products like this are intended for. The new SR-3 Dark is an enthusiast board, just like the ASUS Dominus Extreme. For those trying to justify the price-to-performance numbers, its futile. This was never meant as a bang-for-your-buck platform.
 
Not gonna lie, I did love my time with the LGA3647 platform tho 


 
Yes I even delidded my W-3175X lol






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Re: Introducing the EVGA SR-3 DARK - An Elegant Motherboard For A More Civilized Age 2020/01/29 15:25:57 (permalink)
I would like to know about overclocking the other xeons and not just the W
How much can be manipulated or are you stuck with the base speeds or Bkl only advancements

 
 
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Re: Introducing the EVGA SR-3 DARK - An Elegant Motherboard For A More Civilized Age 2020/01/29 18:38:25 (permalink)
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What kind of waterblock do have there in the image below?



Its an EK-Quantum Velocity WS RGB - Narrow ILM. Goes in an out of stock, and its pricey.

There's also cheaper alternatives for 3647 socket, like the Phanteks Glacier C3647i on Amazon (but I can't vouch for performance, check the reviews).

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Re: Introducing the EVGA SR-3 DARK - An Elegant Motherboard For A More Civilized Age 2020/01/29 19:04:34 (permalink)
Thanks! Can you also tell the kind of cooling kit, you are using.
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What kind of waterblock do have there in the image below?



Its an EK-Quantum Velocity WS RGB - Narrow ILM. Goes in an out of stock, and its pricey.

There's also cheaper alternatives for 3647 socket, like the Phanteks Glacier C3647i on Amazon (but I can't vouch for performance, check the reviews).



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What kind of waterblock do have there in the image below?



Its an EK-Quantum Velocity WS RGB - Narrow ILM. Goes in an out of stock, and its pricey.

There's also cheaper alternatives for 3647 socket, like the Phanteks Glacier C3647i on Amazon (but I can't vouch for performance, check the reviews).






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Re: Introducing the EVGA SR-3 DARK - An Elegant Motherboard For A More Civilized Age 2020/01/30 10:25:00 (permalink)
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Hi, quick questions about the pogo stick test points on the board mentioned in the Level1Techs video above: is info about them available to the general public? Or are they really there strictly for internal eVGA use?
 
I did try to access the user guide for the SR3 Dark, but the link appears to be broken for it in the support section. Also checked the info available for the X299 Dark (which I own; which has similar test points), neither the User Guide nor TiN's dev page for that board go into such detail.
 
The SR-3 is indeed an interesting prospect, just looking for additional data to support any purchasing decision.
 
TIA!


Sorry, but the links appear to work fine for me.  Let me know if you still have issues with them.


Regarding the M.2 slots, those are not pogo pins.  They are simply a pattern of GND plane, designed to allow for better thermal contact with the thermal pads for M.2 drives.
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Re: Introducing the EVGA SR-3 DARK - An Elegant Motherboard For A More Civilized Age 2020/01/30 10:58:47 (permalink)
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Hi, quick questions about the pogo stick test points on the board mentioned in the Level1Techs video above: is info about them available to the general public? Or are they really there strictly for internal eVGA use?
 
I did try to access the user guide for the SR3 Dark, but the link appears to be broken for it in the support section. Also checked the info available for the X299 Dark (which I own; which has similar test points), neither the User Guide nor TiN's dev page for that board go into such detail.
 
The SR-3 is indeed an interesting prospect, just looking for additional data to support any purchasing decision.
 
TIA!


Sorry, but the links appear to work fine for me.  Let me know if you still have issues with them.


Regarding the M.2 slots, those are not pogo pins.  They are simply a pattern of GND plane, designed to allow for better thermal contact with the thermal pads for M.2 drives.




Yes, the link to the user guide works for me now as well, thanks.
 
I'm a bit confused though about what you say are patterns of GND plane designed to allow for better thermal contact with the thermal pads for M.2 drives. If that's the case, Level1Techs got it wrong then (see the video Jacob shared above, starting at 8:50:
 

 
 
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Re: Introducing the EVGA SR-3 DARK - An Elegant Motherboard For A More Civilized Age 2020/01/30 11:01:16 (permalink)
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Yes, the link to the user guide works for me now as well, thanks.
 
I'm a bit confused though about what you say are patterns of GND plane designed to allow for better thermal contact with the thermal pads for M.2 drives. If that's the case, Level1Techs got it wrong then (see the video Jacob shared above, starting at 8:50:
 


Yes, the reviewer was incorrect about this.  They just look like pogo pins.
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Re: Introducing the EVGA SR-3 DARK - An Elegant Motherboard For A More Civilized Age 2020/01/30 11:08:41 (permalink)
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Yes, the link to the user guide works for me now as well, thanks.
 
I'm a bit confused though about what you say are patterns of GND plane designed to allow for better thermal contact with the thermal pads for M.2 drives. If that's the case, Level1Techs got it wrong then (see the video Jacob shared above, starting at 8:50:
 


Yes, the reviewer was incorrect about this.  They just look like pogo pins.




Thanks for the further clarification. They certainly do look that way, especially since what looks like someone tried to stick a couple of pogo pins through a couple of those circles. Level1Techs?
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Re: Introducing the EVGA SR-3 DARK - An Elegant Motherboard For A More Civilized Age 2020/02/01 16:35:12 (permalink)
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Has anyone received a board and able to successfully boot. My config is SR-3 Dark Motherboard, Intel W3175X CPU, and Noctua nh-u14s-dx-3647 cooling, Power supply is EVGA 1600Watt.  I get an error E2 upon hitting the reset button on the board. No signs of any life, upon hitting power button on the board just a click sound, no fan movement no nothing. 
 
I have tried alternate power supply as well. 



Mine works just fine. Booted first attempt. Did you torque the screws correctly and in the correct order? You should use a torque driver for install. 




What kind of torque driver do you recommend, can you share a link on amazon. Also what kind of cooling solution do you have?


For the noctua cooler you'll want to use this one

0.8NM setting for heatsink to socket screws and 0.6NM for attaching the narrow mount to the heatsink
Use noctuas included screwdriver in the correct order to get it secured and then finish with the torque driver in the correct order (Read noctuas included manual).


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Re: Introducing the EVGA SR-3 DARK - An Elegant Motherboard For A More Civilized Age 2020/02/04 16:05:42 (permalink)
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I would like to know about overclocking the other xeons and not just the W
How much can be manipulated or are you stuck with the base speeds or Bkl only advancements


For other Non-OC XEON CPUs, the maximum core and memory frequency are limited to Intel specification. As a result, there's no BCLK overclocking support due to chipset limitation. You can still use Turbo Boost Max technology, if supported by the CPU, and memory speed up to 2933MT/s (depending on CPU models).
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Re: Introducing the EVGA SR-3 DARK - An Elegant Motherboard For A More Civilized Age 2020/02/05 17:28:46 (permalink)
For locked Xeon's BCLK overclocking would give only 1-2% tops. 
Test pads for pogo pins are much much smaller, and those large openings in M.2 area are just for thermal pad contact and looks :) 

If you have question, please post in public forum. I do not reply PMs, so all in community can benefit the answer. 
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Re: Introducing the EVGA SR-3 DARK - An Elegant Motherboard For A More Civilized Age 2020/04/18 19:53:11 (permalink)
So just to check as I cannot find a W-3175x for sale
 
Skylake sp will also work ie 310* - 410* -510* 610* series
 
something like this to tide me over

 

Intel Xeon Silver 4108 LGA3647 1.8GHz 8-Core CPU Processor
Intel Xeon Silver 4108 LGA3647 1.8GHz
 
https://www.mwave.com.au/...-cpu-processor-ac08316 8-Core CPU Processor - 8 Cores - 16 Threads
 
 
I am thinking of a cheaper cpu to run until I can get a W-3175X

 
 
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Re: Introducing the EVGA SR-3 DARK - An Elegant Motherboard For A More Civilized Age 2020/04/18 22:01:58 (permalink)
Yes, these and *2** series CPUs will work fine on SR-3 DARK.

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Re: Introducing the EVGA SR-3 DARK - An Elegant Motherboard For A More Civilized Age 2020/04/20 19:42:48 (permalink)
Finally a worthy replacement for the SR-2. I dont know if any of you membah (pepperidge farms membahs) the SR-2 was at $600 when it came out was laughed at.

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Re: Introducing the EVGA SR-3 DARK - An Elegant Motherboard For A More Civilized Age 2020/04/20 21:15:49 (permalink)
Adjusted for inflation, that's ~$710 today.
 
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Re: Introducing the EVGA SR-3 DARK - An Elegant Motherboard For A More Civilized Age 2020/04/21 20:38:07 (permalink)
For very rich people EVGA SR-3 is obvious choice.
ASUS have nice motherboard as well, but SR-3 is more beutifull. 
 
Yes it's very expensive, but I notice people who spend same ammount of money for period of 3-4-5 years for 2-3 RIGs.
I' more for something like this. Maybe because I become emotionally connected with hardware I like and then more time pass I like them even more then on purchase date. Probably 99% people will think not worth, by AMD or similar things but with their budget I would build something like this even if I need to wait 5-6 years between upgrades offcourse and GPU like RTX2080Ti K|NGP|N....Style of this motherboard push you in direction of K|NGP|N GPU.
 
Watercooling for this motherboard and one GPU don't need to be extra expensive, 2x 360mm radiator, soft tubing 13x10mm GPU with block or Hybrid AIO and that's it.  You don't need to spend 1000 euro on watercooling because board and CPU are expensive and build complicate loop with hardtubing, sensors, RGBs, flow meters, etc... 
 
 
 
 
post edited by Vlada011 - 2020/04/21 20:47:53

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Re: Introducing the EVGA SR-3 DARK - An Elegant Motherboard For A More Civilized Age 2020/04/21 20:51:38 (permalink)
I hope some owner will have classic Lian Li PC-O11 WX. 
I would really like to see how this motherboard fit inside, I belive perfect.
Because there is a enough space for motherboard, she is completely exposed and enough space for two 360mm radiators on top and bottom for Mobo, CPU and single GPU.

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https://www.evga.com/articles/01386/evga-sr-3-dark/
 
 
 

 
 
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Re: Introducing the EVGA SR-3 DARK - An Elegant Motherboard For A More Civilized Age 2020/04/22 01:05:33 (permalink)
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For very rich people EVGA SR-3 is obvious choice.
ASUS have nice motherboard as well, but SR-3 is more beutifull. 
 
Yes it's very expensive, but I notice people who spend same ammount of money for period of 3-4-5 years for 2-3 RIGs.
I' more for something like this. Maybe because I become emotionally connected with hardware I like and then more time pass I like them even more then on purchase date. Probably 99% people will think not worth, by AMD or similar things but with their budget I would build something like this even if I need to wait 5-6 years between upgrades offcourse and GPU like RTX2080Ti K|NGP|N....Style of this motherboard push you in direction of K|NGP|N GPU.
 
Watercooling for this motherboard and one GPU don't need to be extra expensive, 2x 360mm radiator, soft tubing 13x10mm GPU with block or Hybrid AIO and that's it.  You don't need to spend 1000 euro on watercooling because board and CPU are expensive and build complicate loop with hardtubing, sensors, RGBs, flow meters, etc... 
 
 
 
 


Well said Vlada
 
I stick to one motherboard for many years and as my X79 Dark has died I will be dropping some big bucks on a Sr3 Dark, can't find a w-3175 yet so will warm her up with a little 8 core xeon

 
 
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Corsair Domminator 2153MHZ   10,10,10,24/1T
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Re: Introducing the EVGA SR-3 DARK - An Elegant Motherboard For A More Civilized Age 2020/05/07 00:09:32 (permalink)
That's smart decision. SR-3 is plan for long time, and you don't need most expensive Xeon immediately.
Important to system work.
 
I can't explain how amazing job EVGA done with SR-3 Dark.
It's far nicest EVGA motherboard.
Yes it's nicer then SR-2, and SR-X.
Amazing details, everything on motherboard look so expensive and finest like every high end motherboard should look like.
 
If this motherboard will last as SR-2 definitely worth premium price if someone think to buy.
From my side wasting money is more if you spend on X299 and ultra complicate RGB system with many fittings, adapters, controllers, RGB Lights, sensors from Aliexpress.
I know price of Xeon is discutable for home users and that is problem, not price of motherboard only.
I would save 2 years if need for Xeon, because for this kind of build new features and chipsets are not important.
Definitely worth for people who are tired of every little innovation advertised with new chipsets and small improvements advertised like big deal, and people who buy some platform only because 5fps more in games then other choice...
people who want to buy RIG and forget on upgrade. 
Today I'm more excited to see nice retro SR-2 then AMD X570 full of RGB or Intel Z490.
 
This kind of hardware I like because I don't think is it time for new upgrade for 2 years.
Is it new feature compatible only with new chipsets important and worth of upgrade?
 
Every time when I check page of SR-3 Dark I can't believe how she look...
 
 
 
 
 
 
post edited by Vlada011 - 2020/05/07 00:16:16

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https://xdevs.com/guide/2080ti_kpe/#intro
https://www.evga.com/articles/01386/evga-sr-3-dark/
 
 
 

 
 
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Re: Introducing the EVGA SR-3 DARK - An Elegant Motherboard For A More Civilized Age 2020/09/06 12:45:57 (permalink)
Apologies for necroing this older thread, but does anyone know if the EK-Quantum Velocity WS RGB - Narrow ILM block is compatible with the SR-3? I'm assuming it should be, but EK doesn't list the SR-3 in their list of motherboards that block is compatible with. I'm also guessing that the reason for that could be that EK simply never got their hands on an SR-3 to test that hypothesis ;^).
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Re: Introducing the EVGA SR-3 DARK - An Elegant Motherboard For A More Civilized Age 2020/09/06 13:25:50 (permalink)
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Apologies for necroing this older thread, but does anyone know if the EK-Quantum Velocity WS RGB - Narrow ILM block is compatible with the SR-3? I'm assuming it should be, but EK doesn't list the SR-3 in their list of motherboards that block is compatible with. I'm also guessing that the reason for that could be that EK simply never got their hands on an SR-3 to test that hypothesis ;^).


It uses the narrow ILM like the Asus Dominus Extreme and C621 Aorus Xtreme so it should fit just fine, whether it'll look good with the writing being backwards to the io cover is up to you to decide.  (the notched bit is the "bottom" of the socket)
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Re: Introducing the EVGA SR-3 DARK - An Elegant Motherboard For A More Civilized Age 2020/09/06 13:48:17 (permalink)
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Apologies for necroing this older thread, but does anyone know if the EK-Quantum Velocity WS RGB - Narrow ILM block is compatible with the SR-3? I'm assuming it should be, but EK doesn't list the SR-3 in their list of motherboards that block is compatible with. I'm also guessing that the reason for that could be that EK simply never got their hands on an SR-3 to test that hypothesis ;^).


It uses the narrow ILM like the Asus Dominus Extreme and C621 Aorus Xtreme so it should fit just fine, whether it'll look good with the writing being backwards to the io cover is up to you to decide.  (the notched bit is the "bottom" of the socket)


Thanks for that!  Figured I'd ask just in case and am just now going through the info I can find via Google about blocks available for the SR-3 (3647 - narrow ILM). 
 
I did note a few others like the one Phanteks makes, but one source I read mentioned it was on the restrictive side. I'm more of a what works best vs. what looks best sort myself (within reason); you wouldn't happen to have any recommendations, would you? Available online cooling/flow test data seems very sparse as far as I can tell thus far, which really doesn't surprise me all that much.
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Re: Introducing the EVGA SR-3 DARK - An Elegant Motherboard For A More Civilized Age 2020/09/06 14:37:20 (permalink)
I've only tested the phanteks one I have so I can't compare unfortunately, I got it over half the price of the EK.
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Re: Introducing the EVGA SR-3 DARK - An Elegant Motherboard For A More Civilized Age 2020/09/07 14:33:37 (permalink)
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I've only tested the phanteks one I have so I can't compare unfortunately, I got it over half the price of the EK.



Thanks for that additional info. Are you happy with the Phanteks block? Any pros/cons?
 
I also just noted that while the board appears compatible with the C622 chipset per EVGA, Intel makes no mention of C622 compatibility in their product brief for their W-32xx cpus  (they only spell out C621 compatibility; and it's the same for (e.g.) the W-3175x). I'm assuming that could simply boil down to a matter of Intel not updating their product brief to reflect C622 compatibility, but I'm wondering if anyone here can firm that up?
 
Given that the major differences between the C621 and C622 chipsets seem to amount to 10Gb/1Gb capabilities and the number of available PCIe uplinks, I'm assuming EVGA has of course worked out the details.
 
Just trying to make an informed decision about which CPU I want to go with. 
 
TIA!
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Re: Introducing the EVGA SR-3 DARK - An Elegant Motherboard For A More Civilized Age 2020/09/07 14:57:35 (permalink)
The Intel Ark page does not even have a compatible products page for the rest of the C62x series chipsets so perhaps they are the same for all of them?  I remember a comment from EVGA here that the ones listed in their support page are ones they had on-hand to test so at the very least all of those CPUs will work.  Even with the board discounted to 1000 I'd still go for 3175x for it otherwise may as well get one of the less expensive locked cpu oriented ones from asus, supermicro or gigabyte imo they are much cheaper.
 
Ah here was the post on the first page https://forums.evga.com/FindPost/3018632
 
As for the phanteks block not really it works fine as far as a waterblock goes but if it is better or worse I have no idea, it seems most people have 1 block and not gotten any others lol.  The cooling fins cover the whole cpu but they are very big so I imagine a block with finer fins would cool much better like my optimus foundation.
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Re: Introducing the EVGA SR-3 DARK - An Elegant Motherboard For A More Civilized Age 2020/09/08 03:04:30 (permalink)
Just want to know What cpu are OC able with SR3 dark? Not just the 3175x?  Is there new intel cpus that will come that will be OC able more cores for less money?
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