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by Kremmit
Tue Jul 14, 2009 6:20 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Are socket A heatsinks still sold anywhere?
Replies: 11
Views: 2183

I don't think there was ever a good passive solution for Socket A. I'm typing this on my own Socket A system, the best HS I could ever find for it was & is a Thermalright SI-97A. Runs very cool and very quiet with a 120mm Scythe fan at 5V ducted directly to the HS. Good luck finding one, though- the...
by Kremmit
Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:33 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Now 5 220mm fan vendors! Add Power Works...
Replies: 19
Views: 6336

I dunno if you want to include the Antec "Big Boy", as it's only a 200, not 250mm. But it's certainly in the category of "giant fans". I see Performance PCs is selling them individually.
by Kremmit
Sun Apr 01, 2007 3:01 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Cooling with an interesting case
Replies: 4
Views: 1994

You might look at the Thermalright SI-128, Scythe Andy Samurai Master, Aerocool Dominator, CoolerMaster GeminII or Thermaltake Big Typhoon. All are designed for airflow coming from the direction your big fan will be blowing.
by Kremmit
Tue Mar 27, 2007 9:51 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 220mm Fan Mods..Finishing the Project.
Replies: 57
Views: 22509

If only there were a good way to get an Xclio fan without buying a whole case. $20 here . Keep in mind this fan is not something one tucks out of the way in an existing case. Unless (like Bluefront) you have extensive DIY skills and the workshop tools to back up that knowhow, buying the fan already...
by Kremmit
Mon Mar 26, 2007 7:18 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 220mm Fan Mods..Finishing the Project.
Replies: 57
Views: 22509

Bluefront wrote:You guys need to get on the ball and try out this new King of the Fans. :lol:
If only there were a good way to get an Xclio fan without buying a whole case.
by Kremmit
Thu Mar 22, 2007 8:14 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I Think the Antec P150 is for me - its not pink
Replies: 5
Views: 2507

You're in luck- I think I read another post somewhere on these forums that Antec was going to start selling colored trim packages for the P150. Pink was specifically mentioned.
by Kremmit
Wed Mar 21, 2007 7:15 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: The GeminII and Dominator: a photo comparison
Replies: 21
Views: 6796

edit: there's a problem. The GeminII fin stack has a very large area. The cross-sectional area of the "air duct" leading upward from the GeminII, on its way to the exhaust port, must have that same very large area at every point, or the newly-narrow point becomes the "choke point". In addition, the...
by Kremmit
Tue Mar 20, 2007 11:04 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: The GeminII and Dominator: a photo comparison
Replies: 21
Views: 6796

Because the GeminII is awfully low, I probably won't be able to figure out a way to pass the air flow through the GeminII before it goes out the exhaust port. But the spot cooling is working fine. It'd be hard to get a duct from the side-intake big fan to the underside of the GeminII, so why not du...
by Kremmit
Tue Mar 20, 2007 10:53 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 2000W external PSU spotted
Replies: 30
Views: 9699

Shukuteki wrote:Why would anyone ever need to have this?
So you can use the 12volt rail to power an AC inverter, to plug your CRT into. :twisted:
by Kremmit
Sun Mar 18, 2007 5:18 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: mCubed's NEW HFX Micro M Case
Replies: 1
Views: 1887

Looks more like a game console than a computer.
by Kremmit
Sun Mar 18, 2007 5:14 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: [CES 07] P180 evolution: the P182
Replies: 82
Views: 62083

I modded my 180 to take a fan in the front of the lower bay. I didn't have to remove the whole bracket, so my lower HD cage still screws into place, and my fan isn't wedged tight up against the lower HD cage, either. http://picasaweb.google.com/Kremmit/P180LowerChamberMods I actually ended up not us...
by Kremmit
Fri Mar 16, 2007 9:13 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Possible to mod the SI-97 into an AM2 compatible heatsink?
Replies: 4
Views: 2103

is the clip on holes for the heatsink clip of the K7 the same as the AM2? If so, is it possible to bend it enough to fit? Don't really want to break the K7 clip and I can't really do too much modding right now since I won't have my tools to do that until I go back home in June. Dunno, never had an ...
by Kremmit
Thu Mar 15, 2007 8:17 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: New fan blade design - owl like
Replies: 36
Views: 20279

Ive only seen 1 fan try to eliviate the first point. i forget where, but it basically suspended the fan with magnetism from the edges of the casing, and used that magnetism to rotate the blades. Seems like a good idea to eleviate this point of noise, but i havnt seen many companies adopt this techn...
by Kremmit
Thu Mar 15, 2007 8:06 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Possible to mod the SI-97 into an AM2 compatible heatsink?
Replies: 4
Views: 2103

The only difference between your older SI-97 and the newer SI-97a is that round hole. You could drill your own hole easy enough, you just need to be careful not to drill into the heatpipes. Then you'd need to find the mounting hardware.
by Kremmit
Thu Mar 15, 2007 7:36 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: WooHoo got a P182!
Replies: 54
Views: 30862

Perhaps Antec isn't going to sell the 182 as a new model#, maybe they're just going to keep the 180 name and ship the new units.
by Kremmit
Mon Mar 12, 2007 1:59 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180B top fan as intake
Replies: 12
Views: 4043

Equilateral wrote:
Kremmit wrote:Sometimes considerable force is required.
Ahh, that was the problem: "If brute force doesn't work, you're not using enough of it" :D. Thanks.
You say it better than I did. :lol:
by Kremmit
Mon Mar 12, 2007 1:57 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: p180 with LED fans in front
Replies: 8
Views: 2803

The stock grills on the P180 are made from big square holes, plenty of light will go through those. The filters, on the other hand, are a pretty tight mesh, and will probably cut down on the light some. They won't block it off, though. As for which fans are "optional" and which come already installe...
by Kremmit
Mon Mar 12, 2007 12:32 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 2 Bay high Kama-Alike?
Replies: 3
Views: 1813

The Kama also works in a single-bay configuration, laid on it's side.
by Kremmit
Sat Mar 10, 2007 4:00 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: New Build in P180
Replies: 5
Views: 3774

The image thingy isn't working because you're not entering the correct URL for your pictures. If you look at your photobucket page, it's got the URL's listed. For instance, the one you tried should've been: [img]http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t71/SilentSetup/Capture212.jpg[/img] And that gives y...
by Kremmit
Sat Mar 10, 2007 3:51 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: p180 - cable management
Replies: 14
Views: 5599

JimX, what's the story on that fan mod? Was there a performance reason, or is it just for looks? Have you done comparison tests with a non-modded fan, and if so, how did it come out?

Looks good, BTW.
by Kremmit
Fri Mar 09, 2007 8:31 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Case for 6 hard drives, 8800GTX
Replies: 13
Views: 4849

Re: GTX not GTS

However, I would still reccommend the P180...I have one, with the 8800GTX and room for 9 HDDs using this: Silverstone CFP51-B Aluminum 5.25" to 3.5" bay converter with 120mm fan However, this will limit you to only 1 5.25" optical bay. You could get 10 HDs if you skip the optical drive and get a 3....
by Kremmit
Fri Mar 09, 2007 8:20 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: NEW RELEASE: Thermalright IFX-14
Replies: 17
Views: 8420

I wonder how I"m supposed to fit that backside heatsink between my mobo and the mobo tray. Hello, and what's up with all those "spikes" on the edges of the fins? Turbulence generators? ------------------------ Are we sure this is real? Thermalright.com and Google both have nothing on this. Original ...
by Kremmit
Thu Mar 08, 2007 9:29 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright Ultra 120 +
Replies: 45
Views: 19652

J. Sparrow, good point about the fan hub. My fan is mounted 8 or so inches away from my HS, at the other end of a duct. So I've got no hub-created dead spot, and as a result, I tend to forget about it. Good thing the Thermalright guys are smarter than me, hey? :wink: Every cooler has a limit, that's...
by Kremmit
Thu Mar 08, 2007 8:50 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: The great Freezer 64 Pro 2-stage fan duct experiment
Replies: 35
Views: 8247

a danger we're talking past each other here. The 140mm fan on the Dominator is because the cooling grid on the Dominator is 140mm square. Aha, gotcha. That's the think about online discussion; sometimes something gets lost in translation between writer and reader. Now, in the second paragraph above...
by Kremmit
Thu Mar 08, 2007 12:19 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: The great Freezer 64 Pro 2-stage fan duct experiment
Replies: 35
Views: 8247

I think I've figured out what's going on. My 2-fan duct has the same cross-sectional area from start to finish. This means the velocity of the air is uniform from the entrance to the exit. It seems to me that the first fan has to do the heavy lifting, and the second fan gets pretty much of a free r...
by Kremmit
Wed Mar 07, 2007 11:00 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best cooler that is shorter than 110mm?
Replies: 12
Views: 3147

For that matter, the SI-120 is only 90mm tall, and the SI-128 is 91.5mm tall. On either of those, you'd have to cut the "support struts" away to allow the fan to be mounted, but I'm sure the heatpipes are strong enough to hold the heatsink up without the struts. Don't forget the K8 mounting on the ...
by Kremmit
Wed Mar 07, 2007 10:57 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: shim necessary for SI-97?
Replies: 4
Views: 1801

Thanks to all for their advice. I emailed Thermalright tech support about the shim for the SI-97. Here's their response: "You can use it without the shim as you seem to know what you are doing. The shim was included because many users don't!! " That seems to be the definitive statement on this topi...
by Kremmit
Wed Mar 07, 2007 10:54 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright Ultra 120 +
Replies: 45
Views: 19652

First, a note for anybody else that may be wondering where the rest of the review is: Several of the pages had no "next page" button at the bottom (at least for me, using Firefox, if it matters). I had to go to the address bar and manually change the page# in the URL. You're not done until you get t...
by Kremmit
Wed Mar 07, 2007 10:34 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best cooler that is shorter than 110mm?
Replies: 12
Views: 3147

GamingGod wrote:couldnt you just remove the stock fan and use some garbage bag ties or something to rig a quiter fan on it. Or duct it to a nearby exhaust.
Have an actual look at the heatsink in question and you'll see why that isn't possible.