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by derekchinese
Tue Apr 29, 2008 2:51 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Simple and effective PSU mod
Replies: 0
Views: 1045

Simple and effective PSU mod

Hey guys, I was recently looking through PSU mods and stumbled upon Bluefront's idea of taking the fan outside the PSU to allow more space for airflow and reduce turbulence noise. I tried it today and I thought I would share my results with you guys. My PSU is the Fortron Sparkle 400W http://www.nci...
by derekchinese
Fri Sep 07, 2007 12:21 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Virtual Mod Exhibit
Replies: 1
Views: 2072

Wow! There is some great work there. Thanks for sharing

Derek
by derekchinese
Wed Aug 22, 2007 10:51 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: NCIX: D12SL-12 $1.49CAD -DEAD-
Replies: 1
Views: 1512

Great find. Refer to this thread to find the "banner savings" http://forum.ncix.com/forums/index.php? ... t_id=22644
by derekchinese
Wed Aug 22, 2007 1:53 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Sladesurfer's Antec Solo
Replies: 14
Views: 6168

nice build! Thanks for sharing.

Derek
by derekchinese
Wed Aug 22, 2007 12:33 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: PWM Temperatures
Replies: 3
Views: 1878

for my asus p5k deluxe, pwm < 60C is considered healthy. Furthermore, I believe PWM units are rated for temps up to around 105C so I would really think that 60C is nothing especially when you consider that even processors go upwards of 65C!
by derekchinese
Wed Aug 22, 2007 12:27 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: E6750 Idle Temps - Do They Look About Right?
Replies: 19
Views: 7135

core temp should not cause system problems. Many experienced overclockers have used core temp to gauge temps for a long time now. And it could be true that your true temps are what speedfan tells you plus 15C. After all, temps of 25C are near room temperature and your core temps generally should be ...
by derekchinese
Sat Aug 18, 2007 2:52 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 9x333, 8x375, or 7x428 on a Q6600 - Which is faster?
Replies: 6
Views: 2034

WOW! Great Thread. Thanks graysky, I have always wanted to see something like this. These results will be very influencial in my future overclocking. Especially because as you said, lower FSB generally uses less voltage--or tighter memory timings! Using my e6700, I liked the 8x multi with 450 FSB. B...
by derekchinese
Thu Aug 09, 2007 1:52 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Tagan PSU - High Pitch Noise
Replies: 3
Views: 2004

hopefully, someone in the know can reply to this. Unfortunately, I do not completely understand why PSU's can make noise but I myself have a psu that can be buzzy occasionally. Most people say it is dependent on how you load the rails. In order to prevent the noise, you may have to make sure that th...
by derekchinese
Thu Aug 02, 2007 10:42 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Buying ThermalRight ULTRA-120 Extreme in Canada
Replies: 11
Views: 4892

What will you be using this cooler for by the way? Because I have heard that the Noctua heatsink with a 12cm noctua fan can easily handle an intel core 2 duo overclocked to 3.2ghz. And the noctuas are very very quiet. Tuniq is generally used for higher airflow and for super high overclocks, but as i...
by derekchinese
Wed Aug 01, 2007 8:13 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Buying ThermalRight ULTRA-120 Extreme in Canada
Replies: 11
Views: 4892

also, if you would like a tuniq tower and are in vancouver, I have one for sale that I may be able to negotiate a fair price with you for.
by derekchinese
Wed Aug 01, 2007 8:12 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Buying ThermalRight ULTRA-120 Extreme in Canada
Replies: 11
Views: 4892

http://www.a-power.com/product-3701

does not have stock checker and is more pricey that ncix but they might have it in stock.
by derekchinese
Tue Jul 31, 2007 11:04 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: NEW! Corsair VX450W (reviewed by SPCR)
Replies: 94
Views: 66629

nice find!
I hope its priced reasonably. If so, everyone will be all over these like the HX line!

Thanks
Derek
by derekchinese
Mon Jul 30, 2007 1:25 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Thermalright Ultra120 fit in a Sonata ver1?
Replies: 5
Views: 2453

Sorry that I was not able to give you a 100% correct answer ichabod. Because I am using a yateloon fan which does not fit with the fan brackets, I just used some wire to attach my fan. So this is why I was not able to answer your question completely correctly. I apologize. However, the ultra 120 ext...
by derekchinese
Sat Jul 28, 2007 11:46 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Thermalright Ultra120 fit in a Sonata ver1?
Replies: 5
Views: 2453

yes, it fits, I have p5k deluxe, ultra 120 extreme and it will fit with PSU.

Derek
by derekchinese
Sat Jul 28, 2007 2:36 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Powercolor X1950 Pro Extreme goes passive *PICS*
Replies: 19
Views: 7206

It might be just me, but I cannot see your pics. Excellent find alfhenrik! I found this link: http://www.coolermaster-europe.com/index.php?LT=english&Language_s=2&url_place=product&p_serial=RV-UCH-NNU1-GP&other_title=%2BRV-UCH-NNU1-GP%2BCoolViva%20Z1 and I must say that this is a very cool looking p...
by derekchinese
Fri Jul 27, 2007 9:41 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: 2 Iterations of a Lian-Li C2Q System *UPDATED: C2Q to C2D*
Replies: 22
Views: 11026

nice rig!

Very nice to see that the quadcore can be undervolted and cooled passively at stock speeds. Have u always ran the seasonic with a 5V fan? Under full load, is the air exiting the PSU quite warm?

Excellent work and congratulations on your silent pc!

Derek
by derekchinese
Sun Jul 22, 2007 4:04 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Which P35 / ICH9R Motherboard?
Replies: 41
Views: 18146

how about asus p5k vanilla? It will probably be the same price as the cheapest gigabyte board and should allow for more than "mild" overclocking! But I do like the suggestion of the abit board. I don't know much about it, but having complete fan control is a real good feature.

Derek
by derekchinese
Sun Jul 22, 2007 4:00 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Yate Loon D90BM-12 vs D90SM-12
Replies: 3
Views: 1926

I have 120mm sleeve and ball bearing fans from yate loon. I would say they both sounded very similiar. However, the ball bearing YL fan that I got turned out to be a lemon because it randomly makes loud bearing noise. I also have a ball bearing YL in my PSU (fortron) and that one can also make some ...
by derekchinese
Sun Jul 22, 2007 2:34 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: WTB: Corsair 520HX or SeaSonic S12 SS-430GB
Replies: 6
Views: 3931

I am 19 years old and I do live with my parents.

But let me tell you this: my parents did not raise a fool. Only a fool would think he could get a corsair hx for $60. Wow are you ever a knob. How did you get online anyways? I thought special ed classes don't have internet access.
by derekchinese
Sat Jul 21, 2007 9:37 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: WTB: Corsair 520HX or SeaSonic S12 SS-430GB
Replies: 6
Views: 3931

"It's never"

got it... Get an education brokebackmountain!
by derekchinese
Sat Jul 21, 2007 2:56 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: WTB: Corsair 520HX or SeaSonic S12 SS-430GB
Replies: 6
Views: 3931

hahahahahahahahahahahahaha
by derekchinese
Sat Jul 21, 2007 2:53 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Concept for a wooden case (56K warning)
Replies: 26
Views: 11303

Also, you sure you want exhaust heat rising up into the PSU?
by derekchinese
Sat Jul 21, 2007 2:49 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Concept for a wooden case (56K warning)
Replies: 26
Views: 11303

Hey its miahallen!!!!! I have thought about building a wood case myself and I believe that turning your mobo clockwise (so that the mobo I/O is at the bottom) is optimal. In this configuration you will have your video cards in a vertical position and if you decide to use a fan, they will be as close...
by derekchinese
Sat Jul 21, 2007 2:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: E6700 and multi-tasking
Replies: 13
Views: 4027

I think tehfire is on to something. This does not sound right because I have the e6700 and I know that even at stock you should be able to run orthos while printing pictures and surfing the net simulatenously. Have u checked your task manager to see what might be robbing you of resources?

Derek
by derekchinese
Sat Jul 21, 2007 2:30 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Watercooled P180
Replies: 27
Views: 14460

awesome thread zoob! I think that 120mm fan over the northbridge is important because it will really help to cool down the ram. Thanks for the pics of the hotrodded X-Fi, looks like good work. The cabling also looks good--good job. Sounds like more overclocking is in the works too and I am excited t...
by derekchinese
Thu Jul 19, 2007 1:20 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: drop your chipset temp by 4-5 °C w/ a BIOS setting
Replies: 14
Views: 5047

Yup, this pertains to all mobos. Auto will always have to err on the stable side and over volt. It would be cool if auto would automatically do stability testing to find the lowest stable volts so that we don't have to! On my p5k deluxe, I am testing all voltages at the lowest and it seems to be sta...
by derekchinese
Tue Jul 17, 2007 9:31 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fairly quiet workstation (P182 ++) - Updated 21.09.08
Replies: 76
Views: 69815

how did you manage to mount the nexus on the ultra 120?

Thanks,
Derek
by derekchinese
Mon Jul 16, 2007 5:29 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: anyone using HR-03 Plus/8800GTS with P5K-Deluxe?
Replies: 4
Views: 2438

You can't wrap the hr-03 above the 8800GTS? If you do, it would probably only take one slot above and provide room for your fan as well.
by derekchinese
Thu Jul 12, 2007 2:19 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: One more P180
Replies: 12
Views: 6267

no problem, I will buy the 8400GS and cross my fingers. I know it is capable of some games, so I can't see windows vista aero graphics being a problem for the card.
by derekchinese
Thu Jul 12, 2007 2:17 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Watercooled P180
Replies: 27
Views: 14460

Bill, you should monitor core 0 and core 1 temps.

The CPU temps are not accurate.