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by Dr.CrackEnHore
Thu Dec 08, 2005 7:16 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian-Li V1100B
Replies: 8
Views: 3283

Besides the hard drive set-up it is no louder than a P180, actually I think the insulation in the Lian-Li works a little better than the Antec
by Dr.CrackEnHore
Thu Dec 08, 2005 6:10 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian-Li V1100B
Replies: 8
Views: 3283

Lian-Li V1100B

I decided to order in this case just to see what it is made of, I have tried the Sonata and the P180 and I have to say in my humble opinion this is a much better case. The layout is superior(similar) to the P180. Easier to work in, easier to route cables, better hard drive location and access. Bette...
by Dr.CrackEnHore
Sat Dec 03, 2005 8:12 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Why no mention of the nice Lian-Li Cases
Replies: 12
Views: 4097

Why no mention of the nice Lian-Li Cases

I really like the looks of the PC-V1100B, It seems very similar to the P180 but it is sure to have better fit and finish because it is made by Lian-Li. Is it soley the price and, somewhat no as readily available or is something else holding people back from this case. http://www.lian-li.com/Product/...
by Dr.CrackEnHore
Tue Nov 29, 2005 2:45 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P-180 and Antec truecontrol PS
Replies: 2
Views: 1216

The controls for this PSU only regulate the speed of the fan that is in the unit. The fan only plugs that come out of the PSU are just 5V or 12V plugs no varying those.
by Dr.CrackEnHore
Mon Nov 14, 2005 3:20 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: arrrghh! my new system won't start
Replies: 3
Views: 1020

I would check the cable for the power switch from the case to mobo is connected properly, I have knocked it off or had reversed the polarities a few different times.
by Dr.CrackEnHore
Mon Nov 14, 2005 3:17 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: ASUS A8N-SLI Premium/Deluxe Complaints/Compliments
Replies: 27
Views: 22035

I personally would end up buying an intel processor, with the 925 chipset, but that is just me. I do not know if it is the nforce4 that causes all the problems but it is definetly something. I would consider a DFI board but research as much as possible don't rush into anything because I have heard c...
by Dr.CrackEnHore
Mon Nov 14, 2005 1:56 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: ASUS A8N-SLI Premium/Deluxe Complaints/Compliments
Replies: 27
Views: 22035

ASUS A8N-SLI Premium/Deluxe Complaints/Compliments

I wanted to start a thread for people to talk about this board and the problems that everyone has had with it. Preferably a list of the best hardware to combine with this unit to prevent the lockups and BSOD's. I have finally got my system stable and right now do not really know what the main culpri...
by Dr.CrackEnHore
Mon Nov 14, 2005 1:46 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice on new System: Antec vs Nexus
Replies: 15
Views: 3858

I built a very similar system and have had all kinds of trouble trying to get it to be stable, I have been screwing around for just about two weeks and now it is running smooth over a day without a BSOD and I have been gaming in BF2 and Quake 4. I have also ran FAH. But back to the point it is a ver...
by Dr.CrackEnHore
Wed Nov 09, 2005 7:45 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quietly Cooling a 7800 GT?
Replies: 23
Views: 6250

Zalman VF700-CU is the simplest way but it will be very tight if you want to put another card right below it. I run a 7800GT with the fan at 5V and it is very quiet. Temps are around 50C after a long run of gaming.
by Dr.CrackEnHore
Thu Mar 11, 2004 12:58 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: W2K Professional Versus Windows XP Professional
Replies: 21
Views: 4670

I would not pay to upgrade from 2000 to XP.

But if I were in a store trying to choose between the two it would be a definite choice for XP.

As for XP using extra resources you would barely be able to tell the difference, especially if you are running a processor greater than 2.0ghz.
by Dr.CrackEnHore
Sat Mar 06, 2004 10:21 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Zalman ZM80C-HP: Is the ZM-OP1 Enough of a Fan?
Replies: 4
Views: 2253

It is quiet at 5v probably won't be noticeable in you set-up, depending on what you are running.
by Dr.CrackEnHore
Fri Mar 05, 2004 4:28 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Zalman ZM80C-HP: Is the ZM-OP1 Enough of a Fan?
Replies: 4
Views: 2253

That fan will definetly be enough to cool your card. But I didn't want to buy and additional fan since I had some lying around. I attaced a L1A at 5V to mine. There is some channels on the side of the sink so I used some long bolts and just mounted with two bolts in that channel. Works very nicely.
by Dr.CrackEnHore
Fri Mar 05, 2004 11:30 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermaltake SilentTower CL-P0025
Replies: 12
Views: 4842

It is going to be a tight fit in a lot of cases by the looks of it.

Also being so tall if it weighs anything at all it is going to put a lot of stress on the socket, just because it has so much leverage.
by Dr.CrackEnHore
Thu Mar 04, 2004 3:58 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HIS Excalibur Radeon 9600 XT Turbo and noise?
Replies: 5
Views: 2181

No I would say that the noise is common to all the cards. I have a regular ATI 9600xt and it was totally noisy I had a Zalman heatpipe on it within a week of buying the card.
by Dr.CrackEnHore
Tue Mar 02, 2004 4:49 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Thank you so much
Replies: 6
Views: 1831

What is the deal with these ads.
by Dr.CrackEnHore
Mon Mar 01, 2004 7:07 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: What to buy if money were no object...
Replies: 15
Views: 4095

If money is real no problem get your design hat out and then go talk a machine shop into building you everything. Or one thing that is not so complicated but really cool is to water cool your system using buried copper pipe. Built an addition to your studio and put all your computer equipment in ano...
by Dr.CrackEnHore
Thu Feb 26, 2004 8:24 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Passive water cooling
Replies: 26
Views: 12716

Here is a couple of links to some really cool passive rads.

http://www.highspeedpc.com/Merchant2/me ... ovaKonvect

http://www.highspeedpc.com/Merchant2/me ... de=HTCSrad

Tad bit expensive though.
by Dr.CrackEnHore
Wed Feb 25, 2004 6:19 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My build spec - final thoughts before I buy?
Replies: 23
Views: 15201

Stay away from the all copper, no need, too much weight, not good.
by Dr.CrackEnHore
Wed Feb 25, 2004 6:14 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Future Water Cooled
Replies: 18
Views: 4992

Honestly I still say stay away from water cooling. I have helped friends set there systems up and I've watched the spend all kinds of money to have this great system, that is not that much better than I am running and definetely not quiter. Sure it was fun to set up and it sure is something to brag ...
by Dr.CrackEnHore
Wed Feb 25, 2004 6:04 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My build spec - final thoughts before I buy?
Replies: 23
Views: 15201

I would say move up to the nvidia 5900xt. That is one of the best deals on the market right now, for around $270 CAN, or if you can find a cheap 9800pro I have seen them as low as $350. The 9600xt just doesn't pack the same price per performance range, about $240 CAN. Speaking from experience I have...
by Dr.CrackEnHore
Sat Feb 21, 2004 12:14 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Which way fan to blow mounted on HS?
Replies: 21
Views: 4328

Whatever works best for your situation, generally down is the better solution but try it both ways and see what works best with you case and your cooler combination.
by Dr.CrackEnHore
Fri Feb 20, 2004 5:07 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: How quiet is a Koolance Rig?
Replies: 5
Views: 4406

Koolance is a totally nice system, definetly the best all in one unit. Know real setup no need to mount all the pump and rad and whatever else inside your case. People that have never used them say they don't cool well because the units has more of a low flow approach than most custom setups. Koolan...
by Dr.CrackEnHore
Fri Feb 20, 2004 3:59 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: New MB and CPU combo and low temps???
Replies: 5
Views: 1830

I wouldn't really be concerned with case temps since by the sounds of it you have some good case airflow. I wouldn't expect to see much of a rise in those.

As for CPU temps what HSF are you using.
by Dr.CrackEnHore
Fri Feb 20, 2004 3:41 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: New MB and CPU combo and low temps???
Replies: 5
Views: 1830

Well MBM5 and other probes like that just read the temp that the motherboard is reporting so it does really nothing extra that reading the BIOS temps.
by Dr.CrackEnHore
Sun Feb 15, 2004 5:54 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: sonata: cpu fan won't spin
Replies: 6
Views: 2133

It is very simple problem. Your fan won't start at a low voltage. The fan only connector is set up to vary volatge with a temperature monitor. At startup the plug would probably give about 4-5V which is not enough to start that fan. Try a different fan, connect the one you have to the motherboard.
by Dr.CrackEnHore
Sat Feb 14, 2004 8:00 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Can Kingwin KT-424 accomodate 120mm in the back?
Replies: 1
Views: 1381

No on the 120mm exhaust.
by Dr.CrackEnHore
Sat Feb 14, 2004 4:50 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fanless Ati 9800pro
Replies: 7
Views: 3560

Definetely watch those temps if you are going without a fan. I run my 9600XT without a fan, and the zalman sink and the temps can definetly get up there. I have seen up to 50C on warm days. Not a problem but the 9800pro puts out a lot more heat than the 9600XT I would suggest a 5V L1A mounted on the...
by Dr.CrackEnHore
Sat Feb 14, 2004 4:46 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Overdoing thermal paste?
Replies: 4
Views: 1790

Honeslty it is not something that is really going to cause any problems, overapplying thermal past is not really a problem. If your Sink is properly made and installed there should be some pressure on the on the surface of the processor which will level out any paste that is there. The only real pro...
by Dr.CrackEnHore
Thu Feb 05, 2004 10:51 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: If you could create your own heatsink
Replies: 34
Views: 7803

Use a standard SLK900 or whatever model. Then add a couple heatpipes and make another sink that attaches under the exhaust fan.
by Dr.CrackEnHore
Wed Jan 28, 2004 12:29 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: I Bought Something Similar to the TRT2TT and need Advice
Replies: 2
Views: 1015

What you have is a heatsink that is not all that good. I am sure it is a nice sink but not with running a low flow fan. You are seeing temps of 56C now with 35cfm you would have to have at least that much going accross it to maintain temps. You can't be running very silent pushing 35cfm through an 8...