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by DGK
Sat Apr 22, 2006 7:36 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Gaming Notebook
Replies: 3
Views: 3684

I just bought a Toshiba P100 with 1 gig ram, Nvidia Go7600 with 256mb of ram, and a Intel Core Duo T2300 (1.66GHz). Most of the cpu tests I have done have put it about equal with my AMD X2 3800, the graphics tests have my Go 7600 lower than my x800xl but if you get a 7800 you should be fine for gami...
by DGK
Tue Nov 15, 2005 12:40 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: what is a good socket 939 motherboard that is not by asus?
Replies: 16
Views: 4970

I had a bunch of problems with my MSI Neo4 so I got a Asrock 939Dual-SataII and I am very happy with it. It has the ULI chipset which has been very stable for me. It is a S939 board with both AGP and PCI graphics slots (I am using the PCIExpress). The only bad thing about the board is that it does n...
by DGK
Tue Sep 13, 2005 3:46 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Dothan and Turion Compared and Explained
Replies: 45
Views: 19921

any word on the availability of the m2 socket?? no one talks about them. I just ordered a Asrock DualSata board and it comes with a slot that will accept a future M2 upgrade card. As far as I know this is the first board with this feature but hopefully more boards will have this - its a good money ...
by DGK
Sun Sep 11, 2005 12:52 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: A fanless PSU for the P180
Replies: 27
Views: 8088

I've got a P180 with a Phantom 350 and a Nexus fan in the lower chamber. It works great. It seems to me that those with a P180 who need the higher power Phantom 500 might be better off having a Nexus blowing through the PSU to keep it cool and thus preventing the noisier 80mm x 15mm fan kick on. Ha...
by DGK
Mon Aug 29, 2005 5:31 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: X2 Running hot with 7700AlCu... switch to Ninja?
Replies: 15
Views: 3784

I have a 3500 Newcastle in my P180, my temps are 36 Idle/ 56 load. This is with a $6.00 heatsink (I have a XP120 but just havent installed it yet) . You should be getting lower temps than me. I have a rear 120 Nexus at 7v blowing out , another 120 Nexus at the top also blowing out . If you do want t...
by DGK
Tue Aug 16, 2005 7:39 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Phantom 500 with the Antec P180
Replies: 12
Views: 2734

I have the P180 and the Phantom 500. I have just started the build (still waiting for some parts) The Phantom 500 will not fit with the stock lower fan. I removed the stock fan and holder, installed the 500, then installed a much thinner Nexus 120 fan in the lower fan slot. It took me a little while...
by DGK
Thu Jul 28, 2005 6:22 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Horrible Experience @ TekGems.com
Replies: 18
Views: 12816

I have only placed one order with Tekgems and I had great luck with them.
by DGK
Thu Jun 09, 2005 10:09 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Best pump and radiator
Replies: 47
Views: 20523

fierce_freak:
Mind if I ask where in the UK you ordered your pa160 from?
by DGK
Sun May 29, 2005 1:22 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P180: A visual tour
Replies: 224
Views: 166425

I dont have a floppy in my system but I have one in a drawer so if I need one when installing windows I just open the side of the case up and hook up the floppy drive for a few minutes. When I am done I put the floppy drive back in the drawer. Slipstreaming a XP cd is nice but if newer drivers are r...
by DGK
Sat May 28, 2005 11:12 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Duh! A "1000" mm passive tank?
Replies: 14
Views: 5857

I have the 450mm WACC res, they make good stuff :)

Still building my pc so I havnt had a chance to try it yet though, probably be another month or two before I get it done
by DGK
Wed May 04, 2005 9:59 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Water Cooled 3700BQE Project
Replies: 16
Views: 5684

One bad thing about having a radiator in your intake is that you are warming the air as it enters the case. This will probably increase your case temps a bit and also increases the chances that your PSU fan might speed up more often. If you are going to just have gpu and cpu blocks, one 120 radiator...
by DGK
Sat Apr 30, 2005 12:59 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: next gen nVidia to pull 200+ W
Replies: 65
Views: 18695

The graphics card power escalation is starting to get ridiculous. AMD with their A64 line and Intel with their Dothans have shown that with a smart design you can keep the power requirements low. Since the top of the line graphics card from Nvidia and ATI are over 400 bucks at least one of them shou...
by DGK
Sat Apr 30, 2005 12:34 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: what type of material is best to mount pump?
Replies: 1
Views: 1218

I have the 9378K23 and they seem to work fine (I have a 1046 pump). I got the ones with a female thread on one end and a male on one end that way I could put a screw through the bottom of the case into the mount so it wouldnt stick out of the case very far. The reason I didnt get larger mounts was b...
by DGK
Wed Apr 27, 2005 9:37 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SORBOTHANE - what is it, where do you get it from?
Replies: 29
Views: 8670

I dont think mcmaster ships with anyone besides UPS. They don't have USPS as a option on their website as far as I can tell, I never bothered to send them an email and ask though. UPS is very pricey for shipping from the US from what I have heard. In the US they are actually pretty good, I just orde...
by DGK
Wed Apr 27, 2005 6:22 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: need avice on a complete Athlon 64 system
Replies: 7
Views: 2649

Some of the NF4 chipsets have clearance problems with aftermarket coolers. On alot of the NF4 boards the chipset is placed very close to or under the graphics card I am not sure what kind clearance the Asus board has but it is something to be aware of.
by DGK
Tue Apr 12, 2005 3:49 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: CrystalCPUID: User Configurable Cool 'n' Quiet
Replies: 106
Views: 86324

Nice article Jan :)

I still don't totally get 'up threshold' and 'down threshold' but it seems to be working fine so I am not going to worry about it.
by DGK
Sat Apr 09, 2005 12:04 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cheap acoustic foam: does it even exist?
Replies: 14
Views: 4401

I just bought some of this stuff, have not installed it yet though since I am waiting for some more computer parts. I am going to use some of it to surround my WC pump and then the rest in various empty spots in the case. mcmaster part # 85365K43 Convoluted Polyurethane Foam 1/2" Base Thk, 2" Peak H...
by DGK
Sat Apr 02, 2005 2:56 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Will Seasonic S12 fit in Evercase 4252 with ease?
Replies: 3
Views: 1636

I am using a SuperTornado in my 4252 and it fit just fine. My PSU is just a older version of the S12 so it should be the same in terms of fitting. I think the only way you will have a problem with it fitting is if you get a HUGE heatsink on your cpu. If you get a cpu cooler that needs a 120 fan then...
by DGK
Fri Apr 01, 2005 12:31 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: SPCR is 3 years old today
Replies: 40
Views: 13916

Happy Birthday SPCR :) :) :)
by DGK
Wed Mar 30, 2005 5:08 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: where to get U-channel rubber?
Replies: 20
Views: 7153

*Beware: there is no indication whatsoever of how much shipping will be when you place your order online. This is the only reason that hold me off from ordering, having read many horror stories about their shipping charge (without warning) in other threads. Is there any known trick to avoid this? -...
by DGK
Tue Mar 29, 2005 7:58 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Anyone tried out any of these HDD water cooling products?
Replies: 16
Views: 6339

My only experience with HD blocks is with the Koolance one. The experience was bad, it killed my drive. Since then I've just payed a little attention to airflow in the case so there is sufficient cooling on the drives. They aren't hard to cool even with very quiet case setups if you make sure they ...
by DGK
Tue Mar 29, 2005 7:56 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: where to get U-channel rubber?
Replies: 20
Views: 7153

"ultra soft polyurethane" ie sorbothane 8514K111 (# is for 1/8 sheet) small expandable grommets 4946A1 (big are on the same page) velcro strips 9273K113 Push on edge trim (u channel) 8510K11 Thick foam 85365K43 melamine sound absorbint tiles 9216T1 Nylon barbs for wc'ing 5372K112 bspt to npt adapter...
by DGK
Tue Mar 29, 2005 11:26 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Anyone tried out any of these HDD water cooling products?
Replies: 16
Views: 6339

I ordered 2 silentstars for my next system, one holds two drives and the other holds 1. www.snt-systems.com has them, $130 for the dual and $99 for the single. I bought most of my wc'ing stuff from him, only bad thing is that he does not keep alot of stuff on hand and he orders from Germany about ev...
by DGK
Tue Mar 29, 2005 11:10 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: where to get U-channel rubber?
Replies: 20
Views: 7153

I just ordered the 8510K11 from Mcmaster also. Previously I was doing the 'split rubber heatsink down the middle' trick but that cost more and didnt look as good. The Mcmaster stuff is actually pretty nice...... and cheap which is a good bonus. Man, I don't know what I would do without mcmaster. In ...
by DGK
Mon Mar 21, 2005 6:07 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Pump Questions
Replies: 11
Views: 4035

eander315:
I plan on getting the same type of pump, may I ask what kind of foam you are using to encase it?

You said it really isnt necessary but I think I may try it anyway
by DGK
Fri Mar 18, 2005 7:44 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Group Buy for sorbothane?
Replies: 16
Views: 4632

I placed an order with mcmaster yesterday for some 'Ultra-Soft Polyurethane' part# 8514K55 I know it isn't Sorbothane but from the description is seems about the same thing to me. I will let you know when I get it.
by DGK
Wed Mar 02, 2005 2:41 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Need a 120mm fan that will crank some air at 12v, but
Replies: 14
Views: 3736

The 350 has a hardware MPEG decoder and dedicated TV out (the 250 doesn't). If you have an HD capable display, IMO there's no point to the 350. Even if you don't, while the 350 output is great quality, it is extremely limited (MPEG only) and somewhat buggy when you draw an OSD on it. DrCR _________...
by DGK
Wed Mar 02, 2005 2:27 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: New Samsung drives officially posted. One is a 2.2 bel idle.
Replies: 89
Views: 46709

I have 3 Samsungs right now but I was going to change brands on my next computer for at least one drive because I wanted more space, mainly for my PVR program - I record alot of tv shows. Now that they announced this though I think I will stay with Samsung. :) Even if they come with JVC motors they ...
by DGK
Sat Feb 26, 2005 2:05 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: I am quite pleased with my Samsung SP1203N!
Replies: 2
Views: 1196

I wonder if the SATA 160gb 8mb cache drivers are as good? I have 3 SATA Samsungs, two 160 gig and one 120 gig. I am not sure what motor they have in them but I have been very happy with them. I dont hear them at all. The SATA and PATA drives should be the same except for the interface in terms of s...
by DGK
Fri Feb 25, 2005 10:17 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Sonata II Images...
Replies: 6
Views: 2231

sthayashi wrote:What does that duct connect?
The duct connects to the back of the case, you can see its grill in some of the pics. The other end is over the cpu .