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by Ash
Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:21 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Lian-Li A05N correct set up for passive VGA
Replies: 9
Views: 1821

Re: Lian-Li A05N correct set up for passive VGA

ok thank you very much guys.
by Ash
Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:46 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Lian-Li A05N correct set up for passive VGA
Replies: 9
Views: 1821

Re: Lian-Li A05N correct set up for passive VGA

sorry to hijack this thread but i am considering getting this case and wanted to ask a few questions. can you easily replace the stock fans in the case? ie without cutting or drilling anything out. and is the HDD cage also removable as shown in the OP image? again without any cutting or drilling. he...
by Ash
Fri Dec 11, 2009 4:34 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: ASUS Xtreme Design contest: stage 2 build - Sfanatics
Replies: 14
Views: 4245

how good is the corsair water cooler? i havent looked at any components for a few months now so this is new to me, i might build a new i7 system soon is this cooler worth it? also, can the tubes be detached/re-attached to allow the radiator to be mounted outside? if not then would it be a good idea ...
by Ash
Fri Oct 30, 2009 1:07 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asus P5B LAN port issue
Replies: 4
Views: 1468

Thanks snnoopy, im usually up to date, but that link makes it easier to find.

cant think why its doing it, but i guess its not doing any harm at the moment.
by Ash
Fri Oct 30, 2009 12:16 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asus P5B LAN port issue
Replies: 4
Views: 1468

i havent changed any hardware, iv tried resetting the bios and also installed win7 64 yesterday so the drivers were reinstalled but its still orange.

according to the manual orange is 100mb and green is gigabit, which is what i used 2 get.

as i say performance is still the same.
by Ash
Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:17 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asus P5B LAN port issue
Replies: 4
Views: 1468

Asus P5B LAN port issue

hey guys, im hoping someone can give me some help with my problem. i have an Asus p4b MB, and i have always used the onboard LAN for my ethernet connection. since yesterday the orange/red LED is constantly on when the computer is on, before it would just flash green according to activity. i have to ...
by Ash
Thu Jul 16, 2009 2:16 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: array of custom mini itx cases
Replies: 45
Views: 94486

that is quality mate.
by Ash
Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:40 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The next HTPC project
Replies: 12
Views: 8694

i like that! i think my next build will be something like that. nice job mate, very classy.
by Ash
Fri May 08, 2009 12:41 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Lian Li PC60 gets the treatment
Replies: 32
Views: 41921

thats impressive mate, nice work.
by Ash
Wed May 06, 2009 12:14 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: P182 and a "sandwich"
Replies: 30
Views: 17287

thanks hypernova i guess you would be the best judge as to how effective your cooling is in relation to noise level aswell but all in all its a nice build. iv been considering placing a thin scythe fan at the front of the bottom chamber for cooling the HDD's. as i have the dust filters at the front ...
by Ash
Tue May 05, 2009 12:04 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: P182 and a "sandwich"
Replies: 30
Views: 17287

that is nice. i did a similar job about a year ago with acoustipack and posted pics aswell, done know where that thread has got to now though. doesnt the sandwich make cause more noise though? i have to slipstreams using the hdd cage to mount the 2nd. 1 controlled by the MB and the other set at arou...
by Ash
Sun Apr 26, 2009 11:17 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: nvidia 8600gt, temp increase?
Replies: 5
Views: 4418

the plastic went back on, 2 of the 4 threads snapped off when i tried to remove it, but it was only on the ends, so i managed to screw 2 in properly and the other 2 are held in as the screw went far enough into the part of the thread that wasnt snapped off. i re applied it earlier, i cant tell yet i...
by Ash
Sun Apr 26, 2009 1:55 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: nvidia 8600gt, temp increase?
Replies: 5
Views: 4418

thanks for the reply. i dont get a lot of dust in my pc, its just been a while since i did open it up and clean any dust inside the pc, plus, i used this gpu in my previous case before putting it into this system over a year ago. my case is a p182 btw, i didnt mention it. as for the temps, i did wha...
by Ash
Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:38 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: nvidia 8600gt, temp increase?
Replies: 5
Views: 4418

nvidia 8600gt, temp increase?

guys i hope someone can give me some help. its been a long time since i last posted on here, havent looked back since i built my system. anyway...i was just cleaning my pc as i had been meaning to do so for a while, and i decided to pull out my graphics card to get the dust out of it. i have a 8600g...
by Ash
Sun Sep 28, 2008 7:29 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: connecting pc to tv
Replies: 5
Views: 1731

i currently have my pc connected to my 32" lcd, have had it for over year and a half, and it is perfectly fine @ 1360x768. mine only has a vga connection on back of tv for pc, i was hoping for hdmi, but its still really good, as it depends on your graphics card. conecting to a 32" tv will not be a p...
by Ash
Sat Aug 16, 2008 1:22 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: silent P182 with acoustipack v2 and case mod.
Replies: 15
Views: 8387

thanks for that, i was looking at WD 500gb, as i have 2 smaller WD's at the moment, il check those out. as for the fans, i havent properly looked into them, so they probably arent available in the uk, although theres an even thinner 12mm fan for HD's, im going to have it connected to my fan controll...
by Ash
Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:14 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: silent P182 with acoustipack v2 and case mod.
Replies: 15
Views: 8387

i havent got around to putting a fan in there yet, i havnt had the time lately. i wanted to cut away and neaten up the edges of the grills that i had removed earlier and i was going to remove the cage at the front of the lower chamber at the same time. i have come across some thiner fans though and ...
by Ash
Thu Jul 03, 2008 8:17 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need help to cool my rig
Replies: 8
Views: 2819

yeh the temps seem fine, you might be able to cool the MB and keep the gpu temps stable with an intake fan, another 800 scythe would be fine without adding to the noise output.
by Ash
Fri Jun 27, 2008 10:12 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Homemade usb fan to cool game consoles...
Replies: 9
Views: 2674

i did this about 4 months ago for my ps3. its in a low unit, but theres about 5/6 inches gap between the vent and the side of the unit. i just kept the fan in the gap to push the hot air away. it has been fine, but i was also concerned about how much power its taking from the ps3. i just stripped th...
by Ash
Fri Jun 27, 2008 10:07 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P182 - "Wind-tunnel" intake?
Replies: 4
Views: 2293

hello i recently built my p182 system, and i do have 2 fans installed that you are questioning. in my case 2 scythe slipstream 800rpm. i also have a sunbeam fan controller which allows me to turn fans off, the very front intake fan and the top fan are connected to this. the 2nd fan on the hd cage is...
by Ash
Wed Jun 25, 2008 1:35 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: silent P182 with acoustipack v2 and case mod.
Replies: 15
Views: 8387

thanks mate. il will check up on the cpu temps. as for acoustipack, it definitely made a difference with sound, i could clearly hear my HD seeking before i applied it above any other noise, and now i cant hear them at all, the layer behind the door also made a lot of difference. all i can hear now i...
by Ash
Tue Jun 24, 2008 5:52 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: silent P182 with acoustipack v2 and case mod.
Replies: 15
Views: 8387

just to update on my build. i have added a sunbeam fan controller with the top and front intake fan connected. replaced ide dvd-rw with a new sata dvd-rw, and i have block off the top corner between the top and rear fans and also used the foam blocks from acoustipack to block off the empty drive bay...
by Ash
Tue Jun 24, 2008 4:53 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Yet Another P182 Build - Ãœber Cablegami [56k friendly]
Replies: 17
Views: 12534

thanks for that, il check out the front panel later, i want to do something with the cables. im using everest to read my temps, i have HWmonitor aswell and they both show the same readings. my core temps are still around 25-27 idle, cpu reads as 40-42. you've probably come my thread in the gallery a...
by Ash
Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:16 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Yet Another P182 Build - Ãœber Cablegami [56k friendly]
Replies: 17
Views: 12534

nice job mate, i like the whole cable management thing, espesially the way you have got the front panel cables to feed through the lower chamber. i was thinking of doing something like this but im not brave enough to take too much of the case apart incase it doesnt work or i break something. did you...
by Ash
Tue Jun 17, 2008 4:24 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Switch from Zalman to [Xigmatek] HDT S1283
Replies: 5
Views: 2468

i have been thinking about lapping mine too, what grit did you use, as like everyone else, i am abit concerned about the heat pipes. i think just smoothing the surface with a finer grit will do, but if i find that it is uneven, then il have to sand it down first. how did you lap yours? and did you l...
by Ash
Tue Jun 17, 2008 4:17 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Ahh, lets try this build.
Replies: 12
Views: 3615

hello mate the components you've listed are fine, i dont know a lot about quad core, since i got my c2d i havent really looked at the cpu market, so i dont know where that cpu ranks but i know its popular so must be good. i have the enermax 525 and im more than happy, you wont be disappointed. i don...
by Ash
Tue Jun 17, 2008 1:46 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Xigmatek HDT-S1283 & SD964 "heatpipe direct-touch&q
Replies: 160
Views: 72546

ok, its just that when i applied 2 lines on the aluminum bars it spread across the whole cpu evenly.

what are your temps like?
by Ash
Mon Jun 16, 2008 12:12 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Xigmatek HDT-S1283 & SD964 "heatpipe direct-touch&q
Replies: 160
Views: 72546

but doesnt that end up being too much thermal paste when applying 3 lines?
by Ash
Mon Jun 16, 2008 3:21 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Xigmatek HDT-S1283 & SD964 "heatpipe direct-touch&q
Replies: 160
Views: 72546

as i said i am working with good temps.

i just wanted to know if other people have lapped it and if it is good with this type of design with direct contact with heatpipes.

yeh my nose is perfectly straight.
by Ash
Sun Jun 15, 2008 1:56 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Xigmatek HDT-S1283 & SD964 "heatpipe direct-touch&q
Replies: 160
Views: 72546

guys just wanted to ask those of you who have the s1283 cooler if you think the base is flat and even? and if you think lapping it would be good with this type of design. im currently working with good temps, 25-27 idle and up to 37 on load. but when i look at the base particularly due to the gap be...