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by bsdie
Tue Dec 19, 2006 2:39 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Tuning my Antec 180 to new heights, advice welcome! Updated
Replies: 22
Views: 8719

Its a NMB-MAT (NMB-MAT RB-4710KL-L @ http://www.dorothybradbury.co.uk/) and its controlled by speedfan (from 55% to 80%). My processor isnt the main source of heat in my system, its my 7800gtx wich heats up the entire motherboard. With a better duct between the cpu and the graphics card that should ...
by bsdie
Mon Dec 18, 2006 11:26 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: My system so far & P180 GPU chamber design ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1688

Check out this thread:

viewtopic.php?t=33530

I did something very similar (with lost of inspiration from this site).
by bsdie
Mon Dec 18, 2006 11:23 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Tuning my Antec 180 to new heights, advice welcome! Updated
Replies: 22
Views: 8719

Stress tested the computer some last night after I removed the top fan completely and left the hole open. I also tried facing the fan inwards, blowing down on the ninja. My cpu was ok but my motherboard started heating up, getting near 60c. I experimented some further and the configuration that had ...
by bsdie
Sat Dec 16, 2006 12:07 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Tuning my Antec 180 to new heights, advice welcome! Updated
Replies: 22
Views: 8719

So you want the 2-bay intake grill just for cosmetics, right? Surely you can find some mesh of some kind somewhere and just a bit of glue -- a hot glue gun is useful. Its just for cosmetics, Ive considered modders mesh from mnpctech.com as an option. I could give it a go, would be less restrictive ...
by bsdie
Sat Dec 16, 2006 11:08 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Tuning my Antec 180 to new heights, advice welcome! Updated
Replies: 22
Views: 8719

In your "old system" ........ehum, DUST geeez sickening dude, love your attempts though I noticed that as well when I compared them to the new pictures. When I installed the ninja and removed the 7000cu I tried to clean it, whew! That fine layer of micro-dust really was a pain to remove from the fl...
by bsdie
Sat Dec 16, 2006 9:33 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Tuning my Antec 180 to new heights, advice welcome! Updated
Replies: 22
Views: 8719

Im not 100% certain that the Lian-Li will fit, and Im still dubious since it looks like its restrictive. For Lian-Li cases its guaranteed, and its supposed to work on most standard cases according to their site.
by bsdie
Sat Dec 16, 2006 8:57 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Tuning my Antec 180 to new heights, advice welcome! Updated
Replies: 22
Views: 8719

Hello SPCR! Im still working on improving my decently quiet system, its the same system that Ive posted about earlier in this thread. This time Im experimenting with ducting. The problem has always been my hot 7800gtx, which heats up my processor which then causes speedfan to ramp up the fans. As a ...
by bsdie
Wed Sep 13, 2006 7:37 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: P180 front door replacement.
Replies: 2
Views: 4919

When I recieved my Antec 180 SPCR the front door was warped as well. But since it was brand new I didnt want to send it in. Instead I superglued the magnets that had fallen out. And I noticed that one of them, that was on the back, didnt make proper contact with the warped door. I took a black, flat...
by bsdie
Sun Sep 10, 2006 1:17 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 3d card Ram heatsinks, really not required?
Replies: 5
Views: 1958

There were 6800 cards with a version of the VF700 from gigabyte (I think) that didnt have ram-coolers. I did the same at home with my VF700cu without any issues. Those fans create airflow around the card itself however, and the condor leave them open like Tibors said. My guess is that a minimum of a...
by bsdie
Sat Sep 09, 2006 4:38 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Silent DVD drive
Replies: 47
Views: 52359

Im using an ASUS Quiettrack drive wich supposedly has a lower amount of noise then most regular drives. But when it spins up it still creates a ruckus. Slowing the drives down seems like a good option.
by bsdie
Fri Sep 08, 2006 1:35 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7900GT- VF700CU or buy a VF900?
Replies: 3
Views: 2411

Im using a VF700 on my 7800GTX. My card is hotter then yours, but I can tell you that the VF700 doesnt cool it enough at 5v. Im switching to a VF900 myself.
by bsdie
Fri Sep 08, 2006 1:30 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Tuning my Antec 180 to new heights, advice welcome! Updated
Replies: 22
Views: 8719

I actually ordered a Nv5 cooler, but swapped it for a VF900 due to reports of the fan having low quality. Im fairly sure that exhausting the air out of the case from the VGA would help my CPU quite a bit. Hopefully a Ninja will do the trick, if its to hot Ill add a fan to it for a push-pull effect.
by bsdie
Thu Sep 07, 2006 3:10 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Tuning my Antec 180 to new heights, advice welcome! Updated
Replies: 22
Views: 8719

The system is almost complete now. And Ive been running some test on different configurations. 1. Nexus + Stock = temps over 50c during load. Booo! 2. Zalman 7000cu + Nexus (92mm) = temps over 50c during load. Booo! So Im ordering a Ninja. As soon as the setup is complete I promise to post pictures!
by bsdie
Tue Sep 05, 2006 1:26 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Blast from the past - passive Rage Fury Maxx
Replies: 6
Views: 3098

Lovely mod! Its great to se someone actually re-use old hardware.
by bsdie
Mon Sep 04, 2006 4:40 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Modded Zalman 7000-cu or AMD x2 4600 Stock cooler.
Replies: 6
Views: 2479

The AC5 has been left over night and Ive done some further testing. The break in period for AC5 is 200+ hours, but since its only supposed to drop 2-5c after that period I feel that its time to pass judgment. First, my system: Antec 180. The upper chamber is cooled by one ADDA intake fan at the fron...
by bsdie
Sun Sep 03, 2006 3:47 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7800GTX Silencing- VF900 or VF700CU?
Replies: 1
Views: 1715

Ive been using a VF700 from an earlier card on my 7800GTX and Im swapping to a VF900. At 5v the VF700 has a tough time keeping the temps down on my card.

Depends on the temperature of your case as well Im sure, but the VF900 seems to be a better low-airflow cooler.
by bsdie
Sun Sep 03, 2006 2:51 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Modded Zalman 7000-cu or AMD x2 4600 Stock cooler.
Replies: 6
Views: 2479

Couldnt brace myself so I went ahead and re-did the thermal paste. I applied a thin layer to the heatsink itself as well as a thicker layer to the cpu. The temps are idling at 52c now, so the improvement is almost nil. But Ill give the AC5 some time to sink in.
by bsdie
Sun Sep 03, 2006 1:50 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Modded Zalman 7000-cu or AMD x2 4600 Stock cooler.
Replies: 6
Views: 2479

Installed the heatsink + nexus today. Its idling at 54c (hot!) but I used a very small amount of AC5, wich wasnt very even. Ill try to reseat it tomorrow using a slightly thicker layer to se if it gets better. The heatsinks bottom isnt as clear as that of my old Zalman, so it likely needs more paste...
by bsdie
Sat Sep 02, 2006 3:26 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Modded Zalman 7000-cu or AMD x2 4600 Stock cooler.
Replies: 6
Views: 2479

Just came home for a short vacation in portugal this very night. Ill most likely be installing the 4600+ with the stock cooler and 80mm nexus tomorrow 00alesmi. As soon as I do Ill let you know!
by bsdie
Mon Aug 28, 2006 1:45 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New System won't start
Replies: 12
Views: 3406

Sounds plausible that its your PSU.
by bsdie
Sun Aug 27, 2006 3:34 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: news post: Efficient PSUs that don't start
Replies: 44
Views: 37757

Could email Overclockers.co.uk and ask them if their 430 is sleeved. Not sure if thats any help but I noticed that they had Seasonic PSU's.
by bsdie
Sun Aug 27, 2006 1:48 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: How big of an issue is the VRM overheating problem?
Replies: 14
Views: 4305

Thanks Endosteel =)
by bsdie
Sat Aug 26, 2006 1:05 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Folding@Home with your PS3 and ATI cards
Replies: 19
Views: 10981

Running FAH on CPU and GPU - surely that's going to result in rather a toasty PC? The first thing that hit me was that this is a great way to make absolutely certain your GPU cooling solution works. You can load up the GPU to 100% while NOT in a game, and thus you can be monitoring it with your fav...
by bsdie
Sat Aug 26, 2006 10:54 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: How big of an issue is the VRM overheating problem?
Replies: 14
Views: 4305

My motherboard is idling at 45c now. It will be interesting to se how the swap from a 7000-cu to the stock amd heatsink will affect temps.
by bsdie
Sat Aug 26, 2006 3:05 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: How big of an issue is the VRM overheating problem?
Replies: 14
Views: 4305

Where should we place the heatsinks? Im going to pick my computer apart in the coming days and Ive considered putting some spare heatsinks on the hotter components off my passive motherboard. But Im not sure wich components to cooled on the Asus A8N32. The mosfets next to the cpu already have a heat...
by bsdie
Thu Aug 24, 2006 2:40 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Antec P180B with high temps - CPU idles at 50c
Replies: 26
Views: 8332

They seem high. Im getting 46c with one stock fan at the top at low, an ADDA (slow fan) at the back moving very little air and no fan at the front (turned off at the moment). This is with a 3700+ however, which wont be as hot as your 4600+ and temps here will be around 25 degrees. I recieved my 460...
by bsdie
Thu Aug 24, 2006 2:57 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Antec P180B with high temps - CPU idles at 50c
Replies: 26
Views: 8332

They seem high. Im getting 46c with one stock fan at the top at low, an ADDA (slow fan) at the back moving very little air and no fan at the front (turned off at the moment). This is with a 3700+ however, which wont be as hot as your 4600+ and temps here will be around 25 degrees. I recieved my 4600...
by bsdie
Tue Aug 22, 2006 6:50 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Tuning my Antec 180 to new heights, advice welcome! Updated
Replies: 22
Views: 8719

After reading some more about the two coolers Ive changed my order (hope I still can, it isnt shipped, but I payed with VISA, wich might make it tricky) to a VF900. I used to have a Silencer Rev. 1 that wasnt very quiet and I hoped that Rev. 3 had solved the issues. But since that doesnt seem to be ...
by bsdie
Tue Aug 22, 2006 6:16 am
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: Arctic Cooling NV Silencer 5 Rev.3
Replies: 50
Views: 45813

Dont want to risk it developing an annoying sound. Oh well, I just changed my order to a VF900 (my VF700 cant cool my 7800GTX at the lowest setting). If my case heats up Ill just have to pop another slow 120mm fan in there.
by bsdie
Tue Aug 22, 2006 1:46 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Tuning my Antec 180 to new heights, advice welcome! Updated
Replies: 22
Views: 8719

I dont know much about undervolting, but Ive considered it. I guess it depends on how hot it runs with wichever fan I pick (7000-cu or the stock with a nexus). I really like my VF700, so a VF900 would be a natural choice. But I suspect that the my graphics card is the main heat-hog in my system, war...