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by Sparkytfl
Thu Mar 15, 2007 7:59 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Radiators with huge fans?
Replies: 11
Views: 6916

I think a huge table fan might give you some problems with the big magnets being too close to your drives.
by Sparkytfl
Thu Mar 15, 2007 7:39 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Tt Tsunami -decently quiet E4300
Replies: 12
Views: 5134

Coolermaster fans? I used to have them before going for nexuses, and the noise difference was barely noticeable. Removing that side fan and covering the hole with some hard plastic though is good. no temp difference, and no more horrible turbulance noise. Yeah the hard drive vibrations suck. I tried...
by Sparkytfl
Sun Jun 18, 2006 1:17 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: I miss my ASUSProbe :(
Replies: 6
Views: 2482

nici wrote:I liked the old ASUS Probe, the new one is ugly, more complicated with less funtions, crap.
I agree completely. I miss the history graph feature, yeah speedfan has it, but not as good.
by Sparkytfl
Sun Jun 18, 2006 1:13 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Tsunami TT WIP
Replies: 4
Views: 3417

Not sure how much it matters to you, but if you screw a piece of clear plastic to the inside of that side fan hole, it looks a lot better.
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by Sparkytfl
Tue Jun 06, 2006 1:04 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: WHOA!!! check out how zalman will beat them all :)
Replies: 20
Views: 9026

how big is it? There's nothing to give it a sense of scale in that picture.
by Sparkytfl
Thu May 25, 2006 9:03 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Pump EMI Interference?
Replies: 4
Views: 2620

Well if my resertor is too close to my crt monitor, it makes the display wiggle. It's possible.
by Sparkytfl
Tue May 23, 2006 6:38 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Aragggggggghhhhh! I think my PC has blown!!! HELP HELP
Replies: 27
Views: 8280

Usually the lights on the keyboard will flash while it's donig the post. Does it not do that?
by Sparkytfl
Mon May 22, 2006 9:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What resolution are you running at?
Replies: 33
Views: 17833

1152x864 on a 22inch crt. Was used to running 800x600 on a 15inch for years, so I found the resolution that most closely matched font size with that.
by Sparkytfl
Sun May 21, 2006 7:38 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: What's so special about the Reserator?
Replies: 25
Views: 8816

I am about to delve into the bizarre and unkown with a res1 and a the new GPU block and.... an x1900 all-in-wonder :!: :!: :!: If by new gpu block you mean the one that comes with the black reserator, I have one on my x1800 all in wonder, along with an x2 3800, and after the system being used for g...
by Sparkytfl
Sat May 20, 2006 7:18 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: finally have a quiet computer again
Replies: 3
Views: 2507

Yeah, the drives were a lot quieter in my last case, but that was cheap and had no ps shelf, so the heavy seasonic pulled out on the back of the case putting stress on my video and sound cards. I also bought a sleeving kit for the power lines, but need to order a pin extractor. Had no trouble using ...
by Sparkytfl
Fri May 19, 2006 2:28 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: finally have a quiet computer again
Replies: 3
Views: 2507

finally have a quiet computer again

I replaced my pentium 4 northwood and radeon 9800 system with an x2 3800 and all in wonder x1800 back in november. Unfortunately I went through a string of crappy unstable motherboards, a bad video card whose problems I blamed other things for, crap like that. Was never able to connect up my reserat...
by Sparkytfl
Thu May 11, 2006 1:15 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Looking for system building suggestions
Replies: 5
Views: 2112

I have the AIW 1800. Besides the bit of latency on the tv tuner part, which i guess is common with tuner cards, making it impossible to use it for my super nintendo, I'm happy with it. As far as chipset handicaps, I used to be suspicious, but just ran benchmarks after replacing my a8r with an a8n, m...
by Sparkytfl
Thu May 11, 2006 11:09 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My ideas for new computer, help needed please
Replies: 3
Views: 2206

First thing: The a8rmvp is junk. Just look at their forum at all the complaints. I had one for a few months. Major stuttering and crashing. I just put in an a8n5x yesterday, working flawlessly. It's the same as the a8n-e but with the non-ultra nforce4, so regular old sata, and no nv activearmor what...
by Sparkytfl
Wed May 10, 2006 10:22 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: ASUS MB - PWR_FAN connector?
Replies: 1
Views: 1219

The seasonic s12 has an rpm sensor you plug in there. Looks just like a fan cable but with less wires. So the motherboard sees the speed, and usually warns me because it thinks it's too low.

For a while I had a psu fan replaced with a case fan connected there.
by Sparkytfl
Wed May 10, 2006 10:15 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Tiny, Silent and Efficient: The picoPSU
Replies: 142
Views: 224648

That would be pretty sweet for my pentium 2 web server. I imagine it could easily handle the board along with an old 2d graphics card, net card, and one hard drive. But then I'd have to rebuild with an even smaller custom case.
by Sparkytfl
Wed May 10, 2006 6:13 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: anybody getting conroe?
Replies: 46
Views: 13488

I was seriously considering it. I also have that cpu, I'm on the second motherboard I've tried that has sucked. Decided to try a third, arriving today. If it's not any better, I'm buying the first conroe ready board available and a cheaper p4 to last me until conroe's out. The way it sounds, it'll b...
by Sparkytfl
Wed May 10, 2006 6:05 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Recommended Motherboards: From a Silence Perspective 1.1
Replies: 163
Views: 216028

Re: Asus A8N5X

I just recently upgraded to an Asus A8N5X. The bad: * Because of the low price, only the CPU fan has Q-fan support. ASUS has disabled fan control for all other headers, even with Speedfan. That sucks. The first page says speedfan compatible, which is a bit misleading then. I have this board due to ...
by Sparkytfl
Sun May 07, 2006 8:29 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD A64 X2 TDP Poll
Replies: 75
Views: 85364

AMD64 TCaseMax - v1.19 ---------------------- CPU Information (CPU #1): Standard CPUID: Family: F, Model: B, Stepping: 1 Extended CPUID: Family: F, Model: 2B, Stepping: 1 CPUID String: 20FB1 Processor APIC: 0 Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ (Manchester) CPU Speed: 2004.54 (200.45 x 10.0) Revision:...
by Sparkytfl
Sat May 06, 2006 4:01 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: ECS RX480-A. Anybody familiar with the board or brand?
Replies: 8
Views: 2349

Cool, thanks for the warnings guys. The particular board only had two newegg reviews which were good, and google only turned up two other reviews, one of which mentioned memory problems. I think I've decided to just spend the extra twenty some for the asus a8n5x. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...
by Sparkytfl
Fri May 05, 2006 10:53 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: ECS RX480-A. Anybody familiar with the board or brand?
Replies: 8
Views: 2349

I guess I kinda ignored mATX boards in my first search. Maybe I'll check some out. That msi board seems to only gain onboard video, firewire, and two extra usb ports on the back, none of which are important to me.

That abit's a bit expensive. Thanks for looking.
by Sparkytfl
Thu May 04, 2006 3:05 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: ECS RX480-A. Anybody familiar with the board or brand?
Replies: 8
Views: 2349

ECS RX480-A. Anybody familiar with the board or brand?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813135009 My asus a8r-mvp has been pretty unstable, and I don't exactly have a ton of money to keep trying boards. Saw this one at under sixty dollars. Passive cooler, everything arranged well enough. All I need is a cheap board that'll work with ...
by Sparkytfl
Thu Apr 27, 2006 5:52 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Planning System Build for June/July
Replies: 6
Views: 2097

Intel just revised that board and started shipping new ones on the 16th. Minor hardware changes were added to let it support the conroe chips. The previous revisions of the board, along with most 975 boards currently out won't work. It's not just a matter of a bios upgrade. Hope you didn't buy the b...
by Sparkytfl
Sun Mar 05, 2006 9:57 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asus RD580 is A8R32-MVP - Passvie Crossfire
Replies: 66
Views: 19174

Having said all of this. I am not satisfied with the status how hard it can be to get you AMD rig to work currently. It can be a real pain, which it shouln't be. Long post and much off topic. I feel that the the issues that A8R-MVP has and the potential issues with this A8R32-MVP are the fault of p...
by Sparkytfl
Fri Mar 03, 2006 8:44 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asus RD580 is A8R32-MVP - Passvie Crossfire
Replies: 66
Views: 19174

Re: Back on topic

Well the non-32 version was supposed to be a winner, but ended up having major defects. If you check out the asus forum you'll see a ton of people complaining and threatening class action lawsuits and stuff. I have horrible stuttering/skipping while playing dvds, mp3s, and the like, and I've tried ...
by Sparkytfl
Mon Feb 27, 2006 10:21 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Recommendation for Socket 478 Board
Replies: 11
Views: 3903

I had the p4p800 deluxe for about two years. Totally stable. The system crashed maybe five times in those two years, and each time was from me playing new games without updating my graphics drivers, so not the board's fault.
by Sparkytfl
Tue Feb 21, 2006 12:25 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asus RD580 is A8R32-MVP - Passvie Crossfire
Replies: 66
Views: 19174

Well the non-32 version was supposed to be a winner, but ended up having major defects. If you check out the asus forum you'll see a ton of people complaining and threatening class action lawsuits and stuff. I have horrible stuttering/skipping while playing dvds, mp3s, and the like, and I've tried s...
by Sparkytfl
Mon Jan 02, 2006 1:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How much your monthly salary/earning?
Replies: 25
Views: 12155

I work part time for an inventory company while going to college. Hours vary horrible month to month, but I average about $6-7000 a year, 500 a month. Last month I only got like 200, this month I expect over 1000.
by Sparkytfl
Tue Dec 20, 2005 3:23 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Logitech MX 510 has a high pitch sound!
Replies: 40
Views: 34786

I have the 518. I can only hear it if I pretty much touch my ear to it.
by Sparkytfl
Sun Dec 18, 2005 4:28 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Finally my MDF case is done!
Replies: 19
Views: 28741

Looks a lot nicer than my particle board webserver case. I'm guessing you actually had access to power tools besides a drill. Needs paint now.
by Sparkytfl
Wed Dec 14, 2005 8:38 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: ASUS A8N-SLi chipset and Reserator advice
Replies: 6
Views: 2867

I got the premium version of that board about a week ago and will probably end up returning it. They hide the fact that when you put in 4 sticks of ddr400 it downclocks them to 333. Setting it to the correct settings manually caused the thing to crash over and over for the rest of the night, even we...