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by HaloJones
Fri Jul 07, 2006 6:19 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: A Man's Man's Fan...
Replies: 14
Views: 4256

I'm disappointed. I thought it would be something like this - a 235cfm @24v 172mm Comair Rotron Patriot (pictured next to an 80mm case fan).
by HaloJones
Thu Jun 15, 2006 2:59 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: thermal transfer of Arctic Silver Compound vs. AS Adhesive
Replies: 4
Views: 1856

It is highly unlikely that you have access to anything capable of measuring any potential difference even if you have the ability to eradicate every other variable. For the ultimate low-down on thermal compaound may I refer you to Dan
by HaloJones
Tue Mar 21, 2006 3:21 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Water Cooling Tubing/Piping
Replies: 35
Views: 10063

There have been a few with internal copper piping but it is more expensive, really hard to work around, requires skill to do the bends, etc.
by HaloJones
Mon Mar 06, 2006 6:50 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Silencing a PIII in a Slotket
Replies: 10
Views: 2538

I used an Alpha heatsink which is designed for "suck" rather than "blow" and ducted the heatsink to the rear exhaust fan.

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by HaloJones
Mon Mar 06, 2006 6:47 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is your computer turned on 24 hours/day, 7 days/week?
Replies: 54
Views: 25126

Yes because they're folding.
by HaloJones
Sat Feb 25, 2006 11:31 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 120mm 5.25 bay cooler enclosure?
Replies: 4
Views: 1930

Nice! Anyone know of a UK supplier?
by HaloJones
Sat Feb 25, 2006 11:06 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Tagan 430W Modular PSU - any good?
Replies: 4
Views: 2423

I like mine, seems very steady and is certainly quiet.
by HaloJones
Thu Feb 16, 2006 3:33 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Swiftech MCP655 (Laing D5) incompatibility
Replies: 2
Views: 1984

Hi, You can heat 3/8" tygon with a heat gun, a hair dryer or hot lightbulb even I suppose. It will turn very soft, almost liquidy, and if you work quickly you should be able to coax it over 1/2" barbs. I first heard of this on the ProCooling forums. I do not know what Tygon would say about this dam...
by HaloJones
Tue Jan 31, 2006 5:18 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Difference between Black Ice Pro and Xtreme?
Replies: 12
Views: 4683

Also, can you tell me how their PA160 compares to their PA120 series? I tried the link on the website and it didn't work for me... I am finding a rather steep price of over 100 for the PA120.2, but the PA160 is around 90. These prices coming from Danger-Den. I will shop around, but if it's not that...
by HaloJones
Tue Jan 31, 2006 5:15 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Difference between Black Ice Pro and Xtreme?
Replies: 12
Views: 4683

Thank you very much for your help. I will look into the Thermochill products as well. I was at first considering an Asetek 120.2 kit, but I think it might be better to mix and match my components. I was going for a very quiet system, and I was going to pop on two Nexus or equivilent fans to the rad...
by HaloJones
Thu Jan 26, 2006 8:26 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: PC not powering up - Antec 1650b & Asus K8V-X SE motherb
Replies: 9
Views: 3302

I don't know what PSU you got with your 1650B but I've now had two deliveries of the Antec SLK3700BQE with the Smartpower 350W and both PSU have been DOA. Love the case but hate the PSU.
by HaloJones
Thu Jan 26, 2006 8:24 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Some questions about Watercooling
Replies: 2
Views: 1579

1) not much depending on what changes you make to the system. Personally, I change what's in my machines so often that I have to re-plumb the loop every time and that means emptying and re-filling the system :( If you don't mess with it, the occasional top-up of fluid should be all that's necessary....
by HaloJones
Thu Jan 26, 2006 7:57 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Difference between Black Ice Pro and Xtreme?
Replies: 12
Views: 4683

Xtreme dissipates much greater heat with a given air-flow but because it is much thicker than the pro, to get the extra dissipation requires a more powerful fan (static pressure not airflow). Depending on the fan, the Xtreme can be more or less efficient. Reviews: http://www.overclockers.com/article...
by HaloJones
Tue Jan 17, 2006 7:40 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Aerocool case w 250mm fan!
Replies: 15
Views: 4804

1 x 25cm fan
Speed: 550~1000 RPM
Air Flow: 90.97~162.82 CFM (MAX)
Noise: 19.54~35.28 dB(A)

1 x 14cm fan with quad blue LEDs
Speed: 650~1500 RPM
Air Flow: 68.37 CFM (MAX)
Noise: 17.8~34.72dB(A)

At the lowest setting, that would still be quiet and great potential for a water-cooling system.
by HaloJones
Mon Jan 09, 2006 8:44 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: s12 330w enough for my athlon xp system?
Replies: 9
Views: 3275

One thing to be careful of. Newer PSU with twin 12v rails can result in quite low amperage on each of the two rails. Older motherboards can then have problems with there being insufficient power on whichever 12v rail is powering it. I bought an Antec 3700BQE with an Antec SmartPower 350W and it can'...
by HaloJones
Thu Jan 05, 2006 3:44 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Removing the processor heatspreader for lower temps
Replies: 10
Views: 3402

I removed the IHS from my Opteron 146. It is very easy to do with just a razor blade as you're only cutting through some sealant. I have heard of some cases where the TIM between the die and the IHS was very poor and thus big temp drops were achieved. In my case, the TIM seemed fine and no temp diff...
by HaloJones
Wed Jan 04, 2006 8:00 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercool the case?
Replies: 4
Views: 2241

There is a reservoir/case window available although that's not quite what you mean. It doesn't add any cooling capabilities other than bling.

Cooling the case is an exceptionally inefficient way of cooling the interior compared to simply water-cooling the heat producers - cpu & gpu.
by HaloJones
Sun Jan 01, 2006 10:11 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Quiet Water Cooling Concept
Replies: 4
Views: 2490

If the Thermochill 160 is the PA160 then it is designed for low airflow fans but the Swiftech 120 isn't and I really doubt that a 5v YateLoon can pull enough air through to provide enough cooling for a dual-core cpu and a 7800. If you're prepared for the consequences of failure, I'd say give it a go...
by HaloJones
Mon Dec 19, 2005 8:59 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Modding a qtec psu to 7v
Replies: 6
Views: 1537

The things go bang when cooled with the fans on 12v and you want to reduce the cooling capability? Sorry, but that's just silly. You're risking the entire computer in running with one of those.
by HaloJones
Fri Oct 28, 2005 1:45 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Best pump and radiator
Replies: 47
Views: 19946

I have a 1250 and it causes no interference whatsoever. Maybe the UK's 240v is the difference but I've never seen any reports of 1048s causing monitor/tv interference.
by HaloJones
Tue Oct 25, 2005 4:33 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: nForce4 Chipset Waterblocks?
Replies: 32
Views: 13049

You really shouldn't need a waterblock on a chipset. A good sink like the Zalmans shld be fine even if you're heavily overclocking. Very few chipset waterblocks are worth using as pretty much every one of them is very restrictive and will seriously damage your overall flowrate and therefore he cooli...
by HaloJones
Mon Oct 17, 2005 4:05 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Shelf Life of Arctic Silver
Replies: 17
Views: 5007

I've been using the same tube for several years withut noticeable detriment. MIght a new tube of AS5 make a 0.2C difference? Maybe but you'll never be able to exactly replicate every other test condition to isolate to the thermal goop. According to at least one source you might as well use toothpaste!
by HaloJones
Tue Sep 27, 2005 10:05 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Which pump
Replies: 9
Views: 3093

Thanks. But why would there be a 100W cpu? Doesn't CPU run in 2.8V to 3.3V x current? The no. should be a lot lower than 100w? I don't get it. And yet the graph shows it should be a 100W cpu. A 100W cpu is realtively easy. A Prescott3.6GHz cpu puts out 120W or more at full load. An over-volted Athl...
by HaloJones
Thu Sep 22, 2005 2:34 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Which pump
Replies: 9
Views: 3093

A lot of that thread goes over my head too. Head is how high the pump can lift water assuming no resistance and this degrades rapdily in some pumps and less in others. This is important as with a restrictive system, some apparently similar pumps will produce wildly different results. C/W is degrees ...
by HaloJones
Wed Sep 21, 2005 7:09 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: First time water cooling and silencing, need suggestions
Replies: 11
Views: 5251

Why watercool your rig? Here's why not: 1) A lot more $ 2) Definitely not quieter, usually noisier 3) A lot more complex, not as reliable, more risk of catastrophe with many more interdependent parts 4) Requires more maintenance My gast is flabbered, to be honest! 1) A lot more $ really? because of...
by HaloJones
Wed Sep 21, 2005 6:33 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Which pump
Replies: 9
Views: 3093

cAPSLOCK, All the pumps you mentioned will be adequate for a single system but only the 1250 is likely to provide reasonable flow if you start trying multiple blocks and long tubing as between multiple systems. I have a 1250 and it really is very quiet. It's only 28W so can be wrapped in sponge, mou...
by HaloJones
Tue Sep 13, 2005 7:43 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Pump noise when submersed?????
Replies: 3
Views: 1719

I have a 1250 running in-line and can't say I hear it now to be honest although it is well insulated from the case. The couple of times I have run it in the bath, I couldn't hear it all.
by HaloJones
Fri Sep 09, 2005 6:59 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Best pump and radiator
Replies: 47
Views: 19946

"All of them perform best with high-pressure" According to the developer of the G5 on proforums, the difference between the best and worse pump using a G5 will only be 1C! You will be within 0.5C in a MAG vs D5 set up. For that little difference I will do without the noise :D I don't disagree with ...
by HaloJones
Sun Sep 04, 2005 1:22 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Best pump and radiator
Replies: 47
Views: 19946

Today's top blocks are the Storm G5, the Storm G4 and the Nexxos. All of them perform best with high-pressure . Add a gpu block and high-pressure high-flow becomes important. While the majority here are more interested in silence than performance, in the water-cooling world high-pressure pumps are r...
by HaloJones
Fri Sep 02, 2005 4:30 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Will Yate Loons provide enough pressure for my heatercore?
Replies: 14
Views: 4481

Just to correct one allegation in this thread:

If the Storm is 0.14 C/W and the 6002 is 0.16 C/W then at 100 Watts the difference would be 2C. To get 3-6C difference would require between 150W and 300W which would be one seriously over-clocked and over-volted cpu!