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by zorrt
Tue Mar 11, 2008 3:24 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Gigabyte P35 heatsinks? E? RAM?
Replies: 4
Views: 2241

I got the DS3P rev 2.0. The NB heatsink doesnt link to the power regulators though. http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/FileList/Image/motherboard_productimage_ga-p35-dq6_1.0_big.jpg Its the same size as that one minus all the pipe leadin to the other parts and the silentpipe cover covers the whole length in...
by zorrt
Tue Mar 11, 2008 3:12 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Newb question: What makes 120mm fan good for heatsinks?
Replies: 7
Views: 2439

Its quieter.
by zorrt
Tue Mar 11, 2008 2:58 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Top blowhole cover for the P182
Replies: 42
Views: 21596

Re: Nice work

If I were going to plug up one of the fan openings on the P180/P182 cases, it would be the rear one. Simply put, "heat rises." I have modded many cases over the years to add fans in the top of the case pointed upwards. Sorry for bring up an old topic. We all know heat rises but everyone has differe...
by zorrt
Wed Mar 05, 2008 3:09 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Safe to plug and unplug fans while system live?
Replies: 9
Views: 4431

I once unplugged a fan from a fan controller. The fan controller had an extension with its pins exposed and it touched the case. Made a bit of a stinker and smoked up. That was the last of that fan controller.
by zorrt
Wed Feb 20, 2008 7:26 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: madness of 1080p
Replies: 71
Views: 34718

1080p is only for those with huge screens. So yes 1080p is needed.
by zorrt
Thu Feb 14, 2008 2:27 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Wanted to say thanks to SPCR
Replies: 5
Views: 3090

wheres the computer? all i see are cables...
by zorrt
Fri Feb 01, 2008 2:48 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Question about thermalright HR-03 GT
Replies: 4
Views: 2585

Sorry my fault I didnt look at your diagram correctly but yea that should work, just don't take my word for it because I've never fitted the heatsink in reverse before. But judging by pictures it does look like it only overs up 1 slot above the video card. Regarding the passive cooling of it, I only...
by zorrt
Wed Jan 30, 2008 4:02 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Top down heatsink or tower heatsink?
Replies: 5
Views: 2055

Hey Fungi, did you try the SI128 and Ultra90 on the same system with same CPU? If so would you happen to have rough temperature estimates of both? I do agree that tower coolers cools more efficiently but I'm curious as to how much a performance difference it is. Just find it hard to find reviews tha...
by zorrt
Wed Jan 30, 2008 3:46 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Question about thermalright HR-03 GT
Replies: 4
Views: 2585

The HR03GT takes up 2 adjacent slots (3 if you add a fan which you should as its not great for passive, try the accelero s1 if you wanna go that path). I believe the S1 takes as much space as the HR03 but works better than the HR03 passive. If you do want to keep the HR03 you might try mountin the t...
by zorrt
Wed Jan 30, 2008 3:31 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12 430W, which alternative fan to put in?
Replies: 16
Views: 4062

hmm good idea! My seasonic s12 is kinda noisy too. I wonder if a Nexus would do fine in there.
by zorrt
Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:18 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Why are new cheapo Dells so quiet?
Replies: 6
Views: 2215

They also get pretty hot...I know the apple G5 is silent as but also hot as too.
by zorrt
Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:17 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Always get a good laugh
Replies: 13
Views: 5567

bitches :)
by zorrt
Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:46 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Top down heatsink or tower heatsink?
Replies: 5
Views: 2055

Top down heatsink or tower heatsink?

As the topic says, I can't make up my mind. Where I went from is an XP-90, and just yesterday I bought an si-120 for AU$10 but the performance is more or less the same. Now I'm thinking of throwing away more money on the Ultima 90 which is AU$56 but I'm not sure if it make much difference. Does anyo...
by zorrt
Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:12 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 1st quiet PC (gaming) advice
Replies: 20
Views: 5816

I'd try the 8800GT on stock cooling before you pay for an additional cooler, the fan is pretty quiet under normal useage. I'd agree unless you like to look at low temps (like I do). Stock cooling IF you adjust the fan settings (rivatuner) temps are fine. Only time when it gets real noisy is during ...
by zorrt
Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:06 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Maximum Ducting Project II. More Mods.
Replies: 13
Views: 6626

Looks kinda pretty. Does is do anything with temps though? I've tried ducting my cpu before but couldn't stand the noise so I unduct it.

Btw, why does all your photos looks like they were taking from the 70's?
by zorrt
Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:01 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Best case ever Gigabyte 3D Aurora? Not many agree!
Replies: 46
Views: 10655

I think the Aurora is ugly myself. I like the Antec 900, reminds me of the Tumbler from Batman Begins. The P180 is kind of blah now. Though it is a home run of a case on the inside. I do like the chrome one still though. I think the crowd here tends to be older (myself included) and favors a more p...
by zorrt
Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:25 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Fan monitoring in Gigabyte's P35 boards
Replies: 6
Views: 2024

I have the p35-ds3p and I have nexus fans runnin off it at around 700rpm. Seems to be fine. I know with one of the older gigabyte board (cant remem which model) it has problems with the cpu fan header where it doesnt start up the fan sometimes or runs it at too low speed that the motherboard starts ...
by zorrt
Mon Jan 21, 2008 8:56 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Found: Panaflo 80/92mm BX fans in Australia
Replies: 5
Views: 2678

ebay is your friend for Nexus fans.

I got 2 x 120mm, 1 x 92 and 1 x 80mm for AU$71 shipped from UK. $40 cheaper than getting it locally. If anyones interested I can give you the username of the guy I bought it from.
by zorrt
Mon Jan 21, 2008 2:39 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: P182, SLI + Thermalright: Initial questions on new system
Replies: 5
Views: 2007

i thought the s1 took up as much space as the hr03. The s1 works better passive than the hr03, or so I'm led to believe.

The hr03 has the option of bringing the HS over the top of the card.
by zorrt
Thu Jan 17, 2008 5:57 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Top Fans really help?
Replies: 8
Views: 2772

I use the top fan and the rear fan but I have no intake fan. I find it better than 1 exhaust and 1 intake for my situation. As always test out with your system as everyone gets different results.
by zorrt
Wed Jan 16, 2008 10:48 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: OT - How to attach VGA ramsinks?
Replies: 5
Views: 2301

try a dab, you just need enough so that it'll stick on unless you don't plan on taking them off.
by zorrt
Wed Jan 16, 2008 6:45 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: P182, a step further *updated :O*
Replies: 20
Views: 16691

You can still use silicon fan mounts on the front fan mounts without drilling it it. I use it on mine and it works fine.
by zorrt
Wed Jan 16, 2008 2:02 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Thermalright HT-03 GT vs Arctic Cooling Accelero S1
Replies: 17
Views: 5473

Yea, I don't think the hr03 fairs too well with such low airflow. I'll take off the fan now and see if it affect the temps too much. I know with the XP90 on my CPU, with the nexus fan @100% it was bour 3 - 4 degrees higher than with the panaflo fan I currently have on it running at some low speed (h...
by zorrt
Wed Jan 16, 2008 1:09 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Thermalright HT-03 GT vs Arctic Cooling Accelero S1
Replies: 17
Views: 5473

Like Nick said, the stock cooler made very little with any of the vrms. I was able to tell when I removed the stock heatsink and the thermal pads covering the vrms was hardly even squashed at all. How is your S1 going? I went and got the HR03 GT ($64, S1 was $37 + $11 for extra ramsinks but I would ...
by zorrt
Thu Jan 10, 2008 12:54 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: AC Accelero S1 is the BEST cooler for 8800GT / ATI38?0 cards
Replies: 221
Views: 125159

how many total slots are taken up when using the S1 with a 120mm fan strapped to it? If it's a 25mm thick fan, 4 slots total. If you use a 15mm thick fan or the AC Turbo Module, it's 3. Whoa didnt think it took up that many slots! What do you guys rekon, the Accelero in Australia is $37 plus $12 fo...
by zorrt
Mon Dec 17, 2007 8:18 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Thermal pads for Geforce 8800 GTS
Replies: 17
Views: 6169

Are these pads soft like the ones that comes on the 8800gt? The ones on the 8800gt are thick but soft so they get squashed out.
by zorrt
Tue Nov 27, 2007 1:52 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: How do I get to the stock cooler on my 8800GT to remove it?
Replies: 5
Views: 2516

Theres 12 screws at the back.
by zorrt
Mon Nov 26, 2007 4:26 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: computer desk case, P5S800-VM, Celeron 330 (very quiet PC)
Replies: 5
Views: 5106

u hid ur computer, but why do you still keep the wired keyboard and mouse!?!?
by zorrt
Mon Nov 26, 2007 3:54 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Suggestions for cooling the 8800 Ultra in P180
Replies: 10
Views: 3856

You want to get the heat out, using the top as an intake just circulates the heat around. I thought the 8800 Ultra had a slot cooler that blows air outside the case in the first place? My 8800GT blows hot air in the case and system temps don't increase much (even tho Ive now ducted the hot air outsi...
by zorrt
Sat Nov 17, 2007 8:16 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Oscar's Silent and Cool P182 X38 QX9650 & 8800 Rig (no56
Replies: 43
Views: 39843

have u ever kicked ur hdds with them being on the floor like that? Nice case setup anyways...can I have your old quadcore? Also can't believe you have a floppy drive there! Can't boot off a USB stick?