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by Krazy Kommando
Mon Apr 21, 2008 5:23 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: [Aging] Fans
Replies: 4
Views: 1631

hmm, changing the fan isnt a bad idea but it does seem like a bit of effort. although i like to think of myself as a bit of a handy man with computers, i don't like making modifications that cant be easily reversed. is there any other possible way to reduce bearing noise? like some how giving it a d...
by Krazy Kommando
Sat Apr 19, 2008 10:45 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: [Aging] Fans
Replies: 4
Views: 1631

[Aging] Fans

Hey all, Ive recently noticed that my PC isnt as quiet as it used to be; and its not just my addiction to silencing either as other people have said that it seems louder. Ive determined that the noise is coming from my zalman 7700AlCu cpu cooler. Ive been using this cooler since i first built my sys...
by Krazy Kommando
Thu Dec 13, 2007 6:28 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: AC Accelero S1 is the BEST cooler for 8800GT / ATI38?0 cards
Replies: 221
Views: 128721

well, i just received my 8800GT and immediately put on the S1 (so no comparison with stock heatsink from me). Comments I used the ramsinks that came with the cooler and they stuck on fine. i guess so long as you put some pressure on them, and mind not to touch them until the thermal tape has cured, ...
by Krazy Kommando
Wed Dec 12, 2007 4:48 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Will my PSU handle an 8800GT?
Replies: 13
Views: 4749

ah true, i guess its probably closer to ~25db. in the SPCR review of the 7700alcu it was measured at 22db at 5v, so with the years of wear and tear its probably put on a few db's. the 7700 is pretty much all i can hear now, but with a feint undertone of the disk drives. i think i have taken this pc ...
by Krazy Kommando
Mon Dec 10, 2007 6:41 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Will my PSU handle an 8800GT?
Replies: 13
Views: 4749

so, i bit the bullet an got a VX450. its a bloody quiet unit! now the loudest things in my computer are the zalman 7700 cpu cooler and my hard drives. yay!
thanks for the advise everyone

-btw, according to SPCR reviews, my rig now runs at 22db @ 1m :)
by Krazy Kommando
Mon Dec 10, 2007 3:31 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Simple VGA cooler?
Replies: 7
Views: 2938

id just grab a VF700AlCu for it. they are cheap as chips these days, and even cheaper if you can get one second hand. it will cool your card well enough without even plugging in the fan...
by Krazy Kommando
Sun Dec 09, 2007 3:28 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 1st quiet PC (gaming) advice
Replies: 20
Views: 6072

ah, fair enough then mate. the zalman PSU is probably your best bet then. as for the gfx cooler, you dont have to run the 8800 passive with the accelero S1. what most people seem to be doing is strapping a slow 120mm fan to it in order to provide that cooling 'safety net'. and besides, isnt it alway...
by Krazy Kommando
Sun Dec 09, 2007 4:28 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 1st quiet PC (gaming) advice
Replies: 20
Views: 6072

looks like youve got most of it sorted out. just a few queries though... why a zalman ZM460? you would be better off with a corsair VX450 or VX550, or a seasonic S12 550. also, id suggest swapping out the accelero X1 for an accelero S1. oh, and you probably dont need all those case fans. just stick ...
by Krazy Kommando
Sun Dec 09, 2007 12:31 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 3850 vs. 3870
Replies: 37
Views: 12527

^i agree. but it depends on what games you play really
by Krazy Kommando
Sun Dec 09, 2007 12:29 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Will this northbridge cooler fry my videocard?
Replies: 12
Views: 3158

you could always check out the thermalright HR05 SLI
by Krazy Kommando
Sat Dec 08, 2007 1:45 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: AC Accelero S1 is the BEST cooler for 8800GT / ATI38?0 cards
Replies: 221
Views: 128721

^use thermal tape
by Krazy Kommando
Fri Dec 07, 2007 8:41 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Will my PSU handle an 8800GT?
Replies: 13
Views: 4749

well i just had a look at a PSU calculator that i found recommended on this site (http://web.aanet.com.au/SnooP/psucalc.php). putting in my specs (but using an 8800GTX instead of the GT because it is not an option to choose), it yeilds the following recommendation: Max sustained total power consumpt...
by Krazy Kommando
Thu Dec 06, 2007 9:32 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Will my PSU handle an 8800GT?
Replies: 13
Views: 4749

its a winchester core. im certain that 350w would handle it fine, but im concerned about it only being able to pump 16A. additionally, it only has a single 12V rail. i think i read somewhere that nvidia recommends a PSU with 24A on the 12V rail. i mean we all know that they over estimate to cover th...
by Krazy Kommando
Thu Dec 06, 2007 2:11 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Will my PSU handle an 8800GT?
Replies: 13
Views: 4749

Will my PSU handle an 8800GT?

Hey all ive got an 8800GT on order as an upgrade for my rig to extend its life, but im not sure if my PSU will handle it. so, heres my specs: CPU: AMD64 3200+ (skt939) RAM: 2gb DDR400 Mobo: MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum Gfx: Soon to be 8800GT. Currently 6600GT. HDD: 500gb Samsung, and 160gb Seagate Optical:...
by Krazy Kommando
Wed Dec 05, 2007 6:35 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800GT list of compatible after market coolers
Replies: 41
Views: 26150

^hmm, interesting. its good to see they have officially endorsed it now. but with no VRM sinks, not sure about that. best be safe than sorry eh
by Krazy Kommando
Tue Dec 04, 2007 10:09 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800GT list of compatible after market coolers
Replies: 41
Views: 26150

those are nice looking custom ram sinks

i just recieved my accelero S1, 'turbo module', and box of zalman ram sinks. now i only have to wait another 2 weeks to get my 8800GT lol
by Krazy Kommando
Wed Nov 28, 2007 4:11 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Thermalright HT-03 GT
Replies: 16
Views: 6029

i thought the GT was the same as the other HR03's, but with a changed mounting mechanism so it fits the 8800GT?
by Krazy Kommando
Wed Nov 28, 2007 4:09 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800GT list of compatible after market coolers
Replies: 41
Views: 26150

I honestly wish people would not buy the Geforce 8800 GT until the price gouging ends this card is suppose be retailing for $200.00 US but stores are selling it at $300.00 CA. Even normally the cheapest places in Toronto to buy computer parts are gouging. It not such good deal anymore. :( you think...
by Krazy Kommando
Tue Nov 27, 2007 4:59 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800GT list of compatible after market coolers
Replies: 41
Views: 26150

ah, the accelero S1 eh? so its enough to cool the 8800GT? that makes a nice alternative to the VF1000 and the HR03 considering its about half the price.
by Krazy Kommando
Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:47 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800GT list of compatible after market coolers
Replies: 41
Views: 26150

^ah ok awesome. cheers mate
by Krazy Kommando
Mon Nov 26, 2007 6:55 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800GT list of compatible after market coolers
Replies: 41
Views: 26150

Ultrachrome, do you need the ram heatsinks like with the other 8800 cards, or is the vf1000 enough? I use the ram sinks that came with the heatsink. The RHS88 part for the 8800 series doesn't work with the GT. excellent, so the VF1000 comes with all the ram sinks required? or did you have to get a ...
by Krazy Kommando
Fri Nov 17, 2006 7:00 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Corsair HX520W & HX620W Modular power supplies
Replies: 79
Views: 74890

wow, sounds like a great PSU. definitely seems like a good alternative for the ol' seasonic S12, and being a corsair it should be easier to find in more countries that dont have much in the way of seasonic.
by Krazy Kommando
Mon Sep 11, 2006 8:37 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe pushes towards Infinity
Replies: 49
Views: 34168

good review as usual, but i cant understand why the old CPU was used when all of the new CPU cooler reviews are done with your warmer running Intel 520?
by Krazy Kommando
Fri Aug 18, 2006 9:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you WATCHING right now? ~Voted #1 Thread~
Replies: 62
Views: 29180

JohnnyWakko wrote:Its very good and ejucational.
it doesnt look to me like its very educational. lol, couldnt help myself :lol:

oh, and im watching nothing atm; but i did just finish watching an episode of Stargate SG1 about an hour ago
by Krazy Kommando
Sun Aug 13, 2006 11:46 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Does the VF900 work with a 6200A AGP? Zalman is unclear.
Replies: 5
Views: 2254

you could get away with a VF700Cu without the fan turned on! a VF900 is seriously over the top...unless you want to buy it and use it for a future gfx card upgrade aswell?
by Krazy Kommando
Sun Jul 23, 2006 8:40 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Thoughts on Zalman FC-1 WSVG Fatal1ty ?
Replies: 10
Views: 3912

the front is too open
by Krazy Kommando
Fri Jul 07, 2006 12:10 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Anyone else waiting for CPU-Day July 23?
Replies: 25
Views: 8290

if i can pick up an X2 CPU for a rock bottom price, then i will. but otherwise, i probably wont upgrade for a while, and when that time comes, AM2 and conroe will probably be out dated lol
by Krazy Kommando
Thu Jun 15, 2006 9:12 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: External Seagate Drives: A Portable 2.5" and a Pocket
Replies: 12
Views: 9193

imo that tiny drive would be PERFECT if its capacity was rougly doubled to about 10gb
by Krazy Kommando
Wed Jun 07, 2006 9:00 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: VGA Cooler Roundup: A Thermalright, two Zalmans, and an Arct
Replies: 54
Views: 34928

excellent review! its interesting to see the VF900 perform so well, i expected to see the V1 Ultra to take the win.
its also excellent to see the little VF700 perform so well, its low price and easy of instalation make it a great choise for mid range cards
by Krazy Kommando
Thu Jun 01, 2006 8:31 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: TT Extreme Spirit II Northbridge Cooler
Replies: 3
Views: 1640

would be awsome to see reviews of this thing against the NB47J, and perhaps also Zalmans new NB heatsink *hint hint* 8)