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by Lazaredz
Sun Feb 04, 2007 6:26 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Project: Dark Forces
Replies: 18
Views: 12316

Voltage is at 1.46 (actual). And not being TOTALLY insane kept me from 4.0. :) I've since removed the intake fan and the bottom chamber fan. Good idea about getting some sinks on the voltage controlers. I assume those are the little hot boxes around the CPU with R50 written on them. Those are pretty...
by Lazaredz
Thu Feb 01, 2007 8:26 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Solutions for fully watercooling a 680i M/B ?
Replies: 4
Views: 4116

I was able to hack a DD maze 4 chipset block onto my 680i SB.

viewtopic.php?t=36554

Works pretty well, temps are usually 40C in BIOS for the MCP
by Lazaredz
Fri Dec 15, 2006 9:05 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Project: Dark Forces
Replies: 18
Views: 12316

That's a quality build - good job! (But it looks a bit loud IMO.) All I hear is a mild swish of fans. And I mean mild. Like I said I'm going to work on taking out the front intake and bottom mid-fan and even perhaps one of the top/back fans. You CANNOT hear the pump at all, nor the 60mm on the PSU....
by Lazaredz
Thu Dec 14, 2006 12:28 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Taking out 60mm fan in M12s
Replies: 12
Views: 4391

UPDATE:

FYI, I never even noticed the 60mm fan was on. I'm pretty sure it starts on bootup for my system but I never hear a whine or throttle (up/down).

It will be staying. :)
by Lazaredz
Thu Dec 14, 2006 12:26 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Maze 4 on MCP once DD 8800GTX block out?
Replies: 3
Views: 3930

Update:

It is possiable!!

viewtopic.php?t=36554&highlight=
by Lazaredz
Thu Dec 14, 2006 12:24 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Project: Dark Forces
Replies: 18
Views: 12316

I'll be doing some fan experiments when I get done adjusting the overclocks. Hopefully I can pull the front intake fan by the pump and the lower chamber fan behind the hard drives. This would not only reduce the noise but hopefully lead to better cable management. Anywho, its very quiet right now (t...
by Lazaredz
Thu Dec 14, 2006 12:20 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Project: Dark Forces
Replies: 18
Views: 12316

LIGHTS, WATER, ACTION!!!!!! http://aloader.com/files/67/light1.JPG http://aloader.com/files/67/light2.JPG http://aloader.com/files/67/light3.JPG http://aloader.com/files/67/light4.JPG http://aloader.com/files/67/light5.JPG http://aloader.com/files/67/light6.JPG More to come (and a little more wire m...
by Lazaredz
Thu Dec 14, 2006 12:20 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Project: Dark Forces
Replies: 18
Views: 12316

Cooling the MCP (SB) on the 680i is a bit of a bitch with a 8800GTX. Bluntly it was REALLY poor planning on Nvidia's part. I had been thinking about this for weeks now as the MCP does need cooling but I didn't want to put a little chipset screamer down there. SO, I did a little cutting work on a DD ...
by Lazaredz
Thu Dec 14, 2006 12:19 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Project: Dark Forces
Replies: 18
Views: 12316

Project: Dark Forces

While I have done some minor moding in the past (mostly blowholes) I've decided to make a run with this case. The case is a P180B w/window. I am not only going to watercool this thing and run with a red lighting motif, but I've decided to go with a Dark Side Star Wars theme. In order to get the pump...
by Lazaredz
Sun Dec 03, 2006 7:32 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Raptor Hard Drives, any benefit to me?
Replies: 7
Views: 3794

I agree with all above. You won't see any ingame performance perks to FPS but quicker loads. You MIGHT get smoother "zoning" in MMORPGs if you play them.

Do as suggested. Use the Raptor for your OS and games and then another HD for programs and downloads.
by Lazaredz
Sat Dec 02, 2006 8:25 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Thermalright HR-05 not 680i compatible
Replies: 15
Views: 6617

Any ideas on how you are going to cool the MCP? The little bugger gets warm too. Going to try a HR-05-SLI on it too?

I SHOULD know late next week weather or not I will need the HR-o5-SLI I currently have. I'll let you know either way.

Glad I could help.
by Lazaredz
Fri Dec 01, 2006 11:13 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Thermalright HR-05 not 680i compatible
Replies: 15
Views: 6617

Well I don't have a Ninja, but here is a look and a measurement if it will help. NOTE: I have heard that the Ninja mouting needs some minor filiing to fit correctly with a 680i board. I have not done this myself but thought I had read about it. PLEASE find out for sure before you order or do anythin...
by Lazaredz
Thu Nov 30, 2006 2:39 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Thermalright HR-05 not 680i compatible
Replies: 15
Views: 6617

Well I can give you PICS of it sitting on the board with a 8800GTX but I won't have any temps with it for at least a week (if at all). I have some items on the way from DD and I am going to TRY to cool the MCP with a spare Maze 4 chipset block I have. If that works, I'm not going to even bother moun...
by Lazaredz
Wed Nov 29, 2006 2:18 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Nexfan order troubles
Replies: 13
Views: 12412

UPDATE After I had informed Nexfan of my actions reguarding BBB, the credit card company, and my post here I heard back from them rather quickly via email. They stated the package had been sent on 11/21/6 and gave me a delivery confirmation number. I made some inquireries here at my front desk and ...
by Lazaredz
Wed Nov 29, 2006 11:04 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Nexfan order troubles
Replies: 13
Views: 12412

Nexfan order troubles

Well, I started having concerns and asked about Nexfan.com here . I have tried over 6 times via email and 3 times by phone to contact Nexfan to no avail. I'm not sure what the problem is (with my order OR keeping in contact with me) but I have no qualms about saying "This is the WORST online orderin...
by Lazaredz
Tue Nov 28, 2006 2:35 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Single pass vs. Double pass
Replies: 3
Views: 3342

Single pass vs. Double pass

Could someone explain the differance between the two type of rads and the pros/cons of each?

I'm still new to WC and am TRYING to become educated about it before I screw up too much. ;)
by Lazaredz
Mon Nov 27, 2006 9:42 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Thermalright HR-05 not 680i compatible
Replies: 15
Views: 6617

I have to disagree. I have a SLI version that fits on my EVGA 680i with a 8800GTX in place. Now granted, the orientation of the tower is crooked in relation to the board (it is down and to the right of the chipset) but it does indeed fit, just looks a little odd. Also a 80MM fan fits on it just fine...
by Lazaredz
Mon Nov 27, 2006 8:42 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Maze 4 on MCP once DD 8800GTX block out?
Replies: 3
Views: 3930

No one has any thoughts?
by Lazaredz
Sat Nov 25, 2006 5:52 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Maze 4 on MCP once DD 8800GTX block out?
Replies: 3
Views: 3930

Maze 4 on MCP once DD 8800GTX block out?

I've been giving the DD 8800GTX block a look and doing some measurements on my EVGA 680i board. From what I can tell (without actually having the thing in my hands) is SEEMS as though it would be possiable to put a Maze 4 chipset block on the MCP IF one also uses the 8800GTX block. What do you think?
by Lazaredz
Fri Nov 24, 2006 1:09 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Rad template?
Replies: 0
Views: 1802

Rad template?

Does anyone have a template they can post for a black ice radiator?

I need to cut the holes for the rad nips and I want to make sure I line it up right.

Thx
by Lazaredz
Thu Nov 23, 2006 7:49 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Innie or Outie?
Replies: 4
Views: 3421

Allright then. I think I'll mount the fan on the inside of the case pushing out into the rad on the outside of the case.

Of course that puts the rad nips through the case metal and means my cut better be pretty dead on. :(

Oh well, here is to adventure!!!!
by Lazaredz
Thu Nov 23, 2006 1:24 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Innie or Outie?
Replies: 4
Views: 3421

Innie or Outie?

While I would assume there would be some temp advantages to having a radiator on the outside of a case (please correct me if I am wrong), I was wondering if there were any other advantages/disadvantages? Also, as I understand it having a fan suck air vs blow air through the rad is the prefered meath...
by Lazaredz
Thu Nov 23, 2006 1:22 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Remove the top cover from P180
Replies: 5
Views: 2268

Shadowknight wrote:That part doesn't come off. The side panels, door, front bezel, and the top grill are the only removable pieces.
Ah, thank you.
by Lazaredz
Wed Nov 22, 2006 2:44 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Remove the top cover from P180
Replies: 5
Views: 2268

Really?

I tried moving mine back and its stuck fast. Feels like the thing is superglued on. :(

Any ideas?
by Lazaredz
Wed Nov 22, 2006 10:40 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Remove the top cover from P180
Replies: 5
Views: 2268

Remove the top cover from P180

I'm going to be doing some work on my P180. The sides and front were easy enough to remove, but I am a bit stuck on the top. It would APPEAR that it should just slide off like the sides but for the life of me I cannot figure it out. Am I missing a hitch or some thing? Does it just slide foward and t...
by Lazaredz
Sun Nov 19, 2006 10:36 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Washing/cleaning a P180B
Replies: 5
Views: 2315

Washing/cleaning a P180B

What is the correct way to wash/clean a P180B? Just a soapy rag, rinse rag, and then dry? Is there anything I SHOULDN'T use/do?

Thx
by Lazaredz
Thu Nov 16, 2006 2:17 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic M12 700 NOT enough for 8800GTX SLI????
Replies: 49
Views: 17149

merlin wrote:People who know their power like silentpc readers will know better how to size and measure the right psu to buy.
QFT!!!

And hence why I came here. :D
by Lazaredz
Tue Nov 14, 2006 2:50 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic M12 700 NOT enough for 8800GTX SLI????
Replies: 49
Views: 17149

That is what I thought.

Thx
by Lazaredz
Mon Nov 13, 2006 7:26 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic M12 700 NOT enough for 8800GTX SLI????
Replies: 49
Views: 17149

Seasonic M12 700 NOT enough for 8800GTX SLI????

Per nvidia site: http://www.slizone.com/object/slizone_build_psu.html#certified_powersupplies It rates for the 8800GTS though. So, true statement or nvidia covering their butt by making sure everyone has MASSIVE overkill and thus they don't have to hear the complaints about "XXX PSU didn't work and ...
by Lazaredz
Mon Nov 13, 2006 7:23 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Taking out 60mm fan in M12s
Replies: 12
Views: 4391

Good thoughts all.

Yeah, I was going to try it with the 60 in and hope for the best. I just wanted to get my thoughts out there and see what floated back.