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by D Incorporated
Fri Apr 11, 2008 1:08 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: I think the rear of my case might be over-crowded [airflow?]
Replies: 7
Views: 2003

Unfortunately, all this cooling business has already thrown me over-budget, so these are the parts I've got to work with and that's that. This can take absolutely no more time or money. I'm already having mental breakdowns. Seriously. That's a good idea for the rear exhaust fan though, I was going t...
by D Incorporated
Fri Apr 11, 2008 12:15 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: I think the rear of my case might be over-crowded [airflow?]
Replies: 7
Views: 2003

O_o Where would I get something like that? Well, either way, honestly, if it's some custom mod job requiring tools and not a kit that a computer store sells, it's out of the question for me. I've had this pile of new parts sitting here nearly 3 weeks and can't wait much longer to get it running so I...
by D Incorporated
Fri Apr 11, 2008 11:53 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: I think the rear of my case might be over-crowded [airflow?]
Replies: 7
Views: 2003

Heh they're not plugged into anything right now because I'm still setting up the computer and have yet to boot it for the first time. I can flip the heatsink 180º as of right now, and if I want to rotate it 90º or 270º I'd have to take out the motherboard and rearrange the clips to support that a...
by D Incorporated
Fri Apr 11, 2008 10:24 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: I think the rear of my case might be over-crowded [airflow?]
Replies: 7
Views: 2003

I think the rear of my case might be over-crowded [airflow?]

So this is what the current setup is looking like: http://www.doomworld.com/insanity/images/newunit/DSC01872_fix_640.jpg http://www.doomworld.com/insanity/images/newunit/DSC01873_fix_640.jpg The CPU heatsink's causing a bit of an overlap with the PSU and rear exhaust fans. The PSU fan shouldn't have...
by D Incorporated
Fri Apr 11, 2008 10:07 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Is it bad if the heatsink base touches any solid capacitors?
Replies: 6
Views: 2257

Yeah, I ended up filing off the corner:

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It was quite a hassle, took about an hour and a cramped hand, but worth it for something I'm intending to last for years :)
by D Incorporated
Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:49 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: which ceiling fan?
Replies: 9
Views: 2787

Wow, I could have War of the Worlds in my very own living room :D
by D Incorporated
Wed Apr 09, 2008 6:39 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Is it bad if the heatsink base touches any solid capacitors?
Replies: 6
Views: 2257

OK cool. Yeah my main concern was if heat transferred from the processor to the caps (since it's at the level before it filters up and out) that the caps can't get overheated or anything. If it actually absorbed their heat too, that would be nice :P There is the slightest of slight pressure on the c...
by D Incorporated
Tue Apr 08, 2008 7:39 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Is it bad if the heatsink base touches any solid capacitors?
Replies: 6
Views: 2257

Is it bad if the heatsink base touches any solid capacitors?

So I finally got this heatsink (XP-90) on my board, and it's very slightly pressing into this row of capacitors: http://www.doomworld.com/insanity/images/newunit/DSC01851_crop.jpg http://www.doomworld.com/insanity/images/newunit/DSC01850_crop.jpg The heatsink is like 1mm too short to go on top of th...
by D Incorporated
Sat Apr 05, 2008 7:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Misc noob hardware questions [paste, cables, fan plugs, etc]
Replies: 12
Views: 3215

I love you guys :D Heh man I didn't even know about slipstreaming until now. I gotta look further into that in the morning, I already found something about constructing a bootable CD. That would be nice, since I was already planning to make a CD of drivers, updates and such. Anyway, short SATA cable...
by D Incorporated
Sat Apr 05, 2008 11:54 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Misc noob hardware questions [paste, cables, fan plugs, etc]
Replies: 12
Views: 3215

Misc noob hardware questions [paste, cables, fan plugs, etc]

OK, as you may or may not know, I'm assembling my first computer in ~8 years, so I've been freaking out over every little detail. I managed to get all my hardware picked out, now I just have a few minor concerns remaining in the setup. 1. Thermalpaste application? Arctic Silver 5 - spread it out ove...
by D Incorporated
Sat Apr 05, 2008 7:25 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: PowerColor HD3870 & Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L - will they fit
Replies: 10
Views: 5183

Heh no problem, glad the pics were of use :D What case are you using? Wonder if it's too long for a P182 with a fan on the middle "tunnel". Just this Atrix mid-tower , the case itself is fine (most reviewers seem to be complaining about the cheap power supply which anybody here would know to replace...
by D Incorporated
Sat Apr 05, 2008 7:10 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Planning new build, are floppies relevant any more?
Replies: 26
Views: 6373

They're always necessary to get new machines booted and up and running when all the new-and-amazingly-simple install proceedures miraculously fail and you have to resort to tried-and-true instead. Once that's done, though, you can probably disconnect the drive, and do the "temporary installations" N...
by D Incorporated
Sun Mar 30, 2008 12:28 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Good & Quiet 80 x 80 x 15mm fans?
Replies: 7
Views: 2663

Oh now I see what you're saying, somehow I thought it was being suggested that I cut that entire side fan grill off :shock: Well, my current toolkit consists of a phillips and regular screwdriver, 2 mini-screwdrivers, 2 wrenches for bolts, 1 for pipes, pliers, 2 hammers, a tape measure, scissors, an...
by D Incorporated
Sun Mar 30, 2008 9:35 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Good & Quiet 80 x 80 x 15mm fans?
Replies: 7
Views: 2663

Heh, well I don't have tin-snips (or if I do I don't know what they are), I don't intend to do a bunch of cutting up, I just want stuff to work as it comes, but to that extent I suppose I could just mount the 2 current fans on the outside. Honestly I had considered that but the idea seemed a bit sil...
by D Incorporated
Sun Mar 30, 2008 6:28 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Good & Quiet 80 x 80 x 15mm fans?
Replies: 7
Views: 2663

Well, I can't do much about airflow configurations without getting a whole new case. Even if I could afford one, it took months to find this one, so either way it's gotta stay. Why do you say side case fans are too noisy? Compared to what, front or rear fans? Because in that third image, I was testi...
by D Incorporated
Sat Mar 29, 2008 7:21 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Good & Quiet 80 x 80 x 15mm fans?
Replies: 7
Views: 2663

Good & Quiet 80 x 80 x 15mm fans?

ugh, UGH, UGH! There seems to have been a kink in my masterplan :? So basically, there's room for 2 80mm fans on the side of my case... http://www.doomworld.com/insanity/images/newunit/DSC01765_fix_640.jpg ...the fans fit on like this... http://www.doomworld.com/insanity/images/newunit/DSC01769_fix_...
by D Incorporated
Fri Mar 28, 2008 11:38 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire 3850 SILENT Heatpipe 512MB
Replies: 89
Views: 41489

Does anyone know if the Sapphire Ultimate Edition 3850HD will fit a Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L board? I'm worried about the Northbridge heatsink and memory slots being in the way of the GPU heatsink... I will have pictures of my GA-P35-DS3L with the HD3870 in a day or three. Make that two days. Pictures ...
by D Incorporated
Fri Mar 28, 2008 10:57 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: PowerColor HD3870 & Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L - will they fit
Replies: 10
Views: 5183

Alright, got the stuff, here's the pics! Bottom-up view: http://www.doomworld.com/insanity/images/newunit/3870-01-DSC01677_fix_800.jpg To the left: http://www.doomworld.com/insanity/images/newunit/3870-02-DSC01678_fix_800.jpg Good south-bridge clearance: http://www.doomworld.com/insanity/images/newu...
by D Incorporated
Thu Mar 27, 2008 5:18 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Opinions on Windows XP 64?
Replies: 10
Views: 2474

lorn wrote:FWIW, I'd like to mention that I've tried using the trial version of XP 64 on a E8400 plugged into a GA-P35-DS3L and it didn't work out too well.
Heh, that's my exact setup.

Well, I wasn't considering it anyway, but now I'm definitely out :P
by D Incorporated
Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:49 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Opinions on Windows XP 64?
Replies: 10
Views: 2474

Can't be many more than refuse to buy it already :P

But that's what I was saying though, if it had been decided during development that Vista would be 64-bit, period, then all major software would have had their 64-bit versions by release or shortly thereafter.
by D Incorporated
Thu Mar 27, 2008 4:35 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1634403

Dark Tranquillity - Inside The Particle Storm
by D Incorporated
Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:10 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire 3850 SILENT Heatpipe 512MB
Replies: 89
Views: 41489

Yeah the 3870 fits fine (my hardware just arrived and I was able to test it a few hours ago), but the top heatsink on the 3850 is actually larger than on the 3870 (that's the main reason I ordered the 3870 over 3850), so it can't be said for sure about the 3850 unless somebody with it can verify. Lo...
by D Incorporated
Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:05 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: [AcoustiFan] Silicon Fan Gaskets?
Replies: 5
Views: 2517

Yeah I skipped the gaskets. Thanks for saving me enough money to finally get my Alien3 CD :D
by D Incorporated
Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:00 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Opinions on Windows XP 64?
Replies: 10
Views: 2474

I haven't tried it myself, but a friend of mine has, and he had nothing but problems. His system is fairly recent (1-2 years), so all his hardware worked fine. The problem was trying to use all the 32-bit programs in a 64-bit environment; apparently this is what WoW64 attempts to accomplish. It's es...
by D Incorporated
Mon Mar 24, 2008 12:08 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive cooled ATI Sapphire 3850
Replies: 5
Views: 2411

Anyone know if this will fit a Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L board? I'm worried that the Northbridge heatsink and/or the memory slots will get in the way of the card's heatsink... I had the same worry, but interestingly enough, I noticed that the top cooler on the 3870 was actually smaller than the 3850, so...
by D Incorporated
Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:38 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: [AcoustiFan] Silicon Fan Gaskets?
Replies: 5
Views: 2517

By "decouple", you mean hold the fan out so it's not pressing against the case? And does that also mean those rubber plugs that come with the Nexus aren't compatible with those gaskets? I just thought the gaskets would be better since they seal the fans against the case so there's no gaps thus ensur...
by D Incorporated
Mon Mar 24, 2008 7:29 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: [AcoustiFan] Silicon Fan Gaskets?
Replies: 5
Views: 2517

[AcoustiFan] Silicon Fan Gaskets?

So I'm digging through EndPCNoise.com and I come across these silicon fan gaskets from AcoustiFan - 80mm , 92mm , 120mm . I already have a Scythe S-FLEX E 120mm for the front of the PC, and I was going to order 2 Nexus Real Silent 80mms for case side and 1 Nexus Real Silent 92mm for rear exhaust. Ar...
by D Incorporated
Mon Mar 24, 2008 6:41 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: How does this possible build look? Advice needed!
Replies: 5
Views: 1722

Heya,

Yeah, a whole different country may have a whole different division. It wouldn't be the first time I'd heard of successful company failing an international expansion.
by D Incorporated
Mon Mar 24, 2008 5:03 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: How does this possible build look? Advice needed!
Replies: 5
Views: 1722

Re: How does this possible build look? Advice needed!

Unsure of what CPU to get though. I was set on an E8400, but it along with the rest of the E8*** series are impossible to come by at this time... Yeah, you'll have to get them off ebay and pay the rarity premium :x I got the E8400 for about $285, which was irritating at first since my mind was focu...
by D Incorporated
Mon Mar 24, 2008 4:22 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Any comments on this build?
Replies: 1
Views: 901

Heh, well I'm sure the first thing somebody here will tell you is that you don't need a 700W PSU for only that :P I don't know anything about that particular PSU, but the top recommendation these days for both silence and performance is the Enermax Modu82+ series, which come in 425, 525 and 625 watt...