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by pdf27
Thu Sep 21, 2006 11:41 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Project Waku - Stacker 830, Dual DDC's, Dual GT's...
Replies: 7
Views: 4521

Lian-Li drive covers? My Silverstone took them after 5 minutes effort with a pair of pliers, so they're relatively flexible in what you can fit them to.
by pdf27
Fri Aug 04, 2006 1:24 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Evercool WC-301VGA for VGA = LOUD
Replies: 4
Views: 3034

BTW, does air bubble makes a lot of noise? If so, how? :? When they get sucked into the pump, they get hit by the impeller as it spins around. Sounds a bit like gravel going through the pump. If it's constant loud noise like a fridge it's probably the water pump. Try isolating it from the case some...
by pdf27
Fri Jul 07, 2006 4:05 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Any Watercooling components made from non-metals?
Replies: 19
Views: 8687

HammerSandwich wrote:I'm pretty sure a few people would like a Cathar-designed WB made of diamond.
/me starts drooling
Having said that, my Cathar Storm G4 is keeping an A64 3000+ @ 2.6GHz totally silent at 15°C above ambient, so I'm not sure how much more perfomance I could use...
by pdf27
Wed Jun 28, 2006 12:33 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Two Radiators?
Replies: 8
Views: 3966

Edit: krapp, that´s what pdf27 suggested. I thought he meant putting a dual 80mm rad on the bottom. I missed the word `front´ and thought the PA160 was a dual 80mm rad, apparently it´s a 120mm. Stupid name.. :lol: Nope, the PA160 is a 160x210mm radiator sized to take 1x120mm fan. IMHO it's the b...
by pdf27
Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:55 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Two Radiators?
Replies: 8
Views: 3966

Shoot I was wondering about that. Im obsessed with the Silverstone TJ08, hmm maybe i can cut holes in the floor and mount a one large radiator blowing out... You might be able to shoehorn a PA-160 into the front under the hard disk bays, particularly if you're willing to cut the cage up (if you're ...
by pdf27
Tue Jun 27, 2006 2:10 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Two Radiators?
Replies: 8
Views: 3966

Re: Two Radiators?

I'm looking into making a compact water cooling set-up, its going to be completely internal. How much trouble would it cause to have two radiators in series, probably on opposite sides of the case. I'm afraid one radiator wouldn't quite cut it, especially because I want to try some mild overclockin...
by pdf27
Fri Jun 23, 2006 11:06 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 120x38mm AC fans - the ultimate quiet 120mm fan?
Replies: 55
Views: 42512

I have (finally!) got a pair of the A2123 fans up and running in my new PC, so I'll do a write up of the whole build and stick it up somewhere just as soon as I can get my paws on a digital camera (couple of weeks probably). Biggest problem was mounting the one on the radiator (it's really rather h...
by pdf27
Wed Jun 21, 2006 2:23 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Silverstone Tundra TD01: A passive watercooling system
Replies: 23
Views: 48959

The aluminum box we see inside the case is both the reservoir and the pump or is the case a large reservoir that the user will fill up with water? It looks to me like the plastic box in the middle is a reservoir that contains two submerged pumps. The case itself is purely a radiator. Hang on, just ...
by pdf27
Sat Dec 03, 2005 7:46 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: One Radiator or Two?
Replies: 25
Views: 10717

zds wrote:Oh, sorry. I didn't realize you referred just some exact products. I meant just a case where nothing else changes but surface area of the rad.
Fair enough. I'm just a test/development engineer at work so stuff like that kind of leaps out a bit at me ;)
by pdf27
Fri Dec 02, 2005 4:41 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: One Radiator or Two?
Replies: 25
Views: 10717

My thoughts exactly. I also find it hard to believe that given equal single fan doubling the radiator area would _worsen_ the cooling. If nothing else, the actual airflow would increase, since backpressure would decrease almost by half. Ummm... depends what radiator you're using. No two radiator de...
by pdf27
Sat Oct 08, 2005 3:30 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Watercooled TJ-06
Replies: 2
Views: 2755

Did you have any problems with the Lian li bay covers? Do they fit propely on the TJ06 case? The CD-rom covers fit nicely with the case, but to get the drives to fit you have to attack the drive rails with a hacksaw or a pair of pliers. It isn't too difficult, took me 20 minutes or so to do both dr...
by pdf27
Sat Oct 08, 2005 10:57 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Watercooled TJ-06
Replies: 2
Views: 2755

Watercooled TJ-06

Finally got some photos of my new (ish) PC, Dust Puppy. It's named after a character in the Userfriendly cartoon strip (my previous PC was named Erwin after another character). http://img313.imageshack.us/img313/697/picture0021lf.th.jpg http://img79.imageshack.us/img79/3492/picture0037zu.th.jpg http...
by pdf27
Mon Aug 29, 2005 2:06 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 120x38mm AC fans - the ultimate quiet 120mm fan?
Replies: 55
Views: 42512

I'm still interested in these fans... but I'm not necessarily ready to go try it without any real idea of what I'm doing (as I mentioned before). I would still really appreciate it if some who is using these fans would take some photos and write a short step-by-step guide for those of us interested...
by pdf27
Mon Aug 29, 2005 1:42 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Will Yate Loons provide enough pressure for my heatercore?
Replies: 14
Views: 4610

It might be worth trying out AC fans too (see the " The Top SPCR Quiet 120mm Axial Fans Compared + 120mmAC Fans. " sticky). I've got a pair of the Sunon 120x38mm fans mentioned, and they are absolutely superb - they're pushing quite a bit of air (one is in my PA.160, the other as an internal case fa...
by pdf27
Wed Aug 24, 2005 12:53 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Tapping into the Reservoir
Replies: 8
Views: 2762

The main benefit I can think of to having the res at the top of the case is that the average static pressure in the water system will be higher. If you've got a pump with a constricted inlet at the bottom of the case, this might just be enough to prevent cavitation (and vice-versa if the res is at t...
by pdf27
Sun Aug 21, 2005 7:26 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Chylld's guide to watercooling
Replies: 95
Views: 115119

Just been plumbing/filling my first watercooled system, and I had a big leak on the video card that was driving me nuts until I removed the clamp I had (worm drive clamp like above - known as a Jubilee Clip in the UK) on it. Turns out one of those fitted to the Maze 4 block I had (1/2" ID, 3/4" OD T...
by pdf27
Sun Aug 21, 2005 1:22 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Assembling PC, need advice
Replies: 16
Views: 4022

Unless you're ducting the air from the CPU out of the case, the case can be treated like a box with a heater in it and a fan to recirculate air around but not out. No, that's not true. The case fan exhausts air, so you can't treat it like a heater in a box without exhausts. Sorry, need clarity here...
by pdf27
Sat Aug 20, 2005 2:21 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Assembling PC, need advice
Replies: 16
Views: 4022

Reading what I just wrote, it even sounds confusing to me, so let me nicely state the main points. - The more air that moves through a heatsink, the cooler it becomes. - That heat goes into a certain volume of air - More than that volume of air must be exhausted, or the average air temperature will...
by pdf27
Sun Aug 14, 2005 3:53 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Mounting Radiators
Replies: 4
Views: 2313

Just on the side, on the one hand I have read loads of guides saying its important that the radiator draws cool air in from the outside. At the same time everyone says you shouldn’t dump heat from the radiator into the system. Well, surely you can not avoid both? Ideally the air would come straight...
by pdf27
Fri Aug 12, 2005 6:16 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Mounting Radiators
Replies: 4
Views: 2313

I have always hard mounted the radiator. Not sure what is to be gained by getting more elaborate as the radiator produces no appreciable noise. The radiator doesn't produce any noise, but it's hard to get a good decoupled fan mount so decoupling the radiator may be helpful. In my case (PA160 mounte...
by pdf27
Mon Aug 08, 2005 3:08 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Scythe Ninja with TJ06?
Replies: 5
Views: 2093

As far as acoustics goes, the TJ06 has hard plastic feet, the wind tunnel has a small amount of play that is prone to serious vibrations, and the same can be said for the 5.25" drive bay blanks. It would be close to impossible to make a quiet system with it. The drive rail mounting for the hard dri...
by pdf27
Mon Aug 08, 2005 8:43 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Can this watercool setup cool this system?
Replies: 31
Views: 9806

DG wrote:Thanks for the info on PA160 and TJ-06. Can't wait for the pictures...:)
Update - the cables on a Seasonic S12-430 aren't long enough to fit it in the standard position with an A8N-SLI motherboard :( Will have to get extension cables or come up with some cunning scheme for positioning the PSU...
by pdf27
Sun Aug 07, 2005 1:28 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Can this watercool setup cool this system?
Replies: 31
Views: 9806

Well, i can't cool anymore a 6800GT (i plan to upgrade) and a 2500+ Barton with oc on air cooling and stay quiet ("quiet" in my view) at the same time. AC Silencer or Zalman doesn't do it for me, too loud. :roll: That's why i plan to use only one 120mm fan (Nexus) with a Thermochill PA160 rad for a...
by pdf27
Sat Jul 09, 2005 1:52 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silverstone's Flagship: Temjin TJ06 PC case
Replies: 197
Views: 129922

My TJ-06 just arrived. Initial impressions are pretty good, although the floppy drive just gets in the way for where I wanted to put my pump (I'm watercooling). One thing is bugging me though - there are half a dozen tapped holes in the steel front panel (behind the aluminium one) that don't seem to...
by pdf27
Tue Jul 05, 2005 11:08 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Beginner watercooling - some questions!
Replies: 6
Views: 3070

First of all, Welcome to SPCR! Right, with that out of the way, on to the waterblocks. Firstly, the CPU block. For low flow/pressure drop IMHO there's only one choice, the Swiftech 6000 series. You can find CPU block performance data here , if that helps. For the GPU block, there isn't much (if any)...
by pdf27
Sat Jul 02, 2005 12:14 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: TNN, or P180 with Reservator???
Replies: 17
Views: 4343

Purely from ignorance I'm a bit scared of editing large files (ie up to 500Mb) over a network from a remote box, but maybe with today's network speeds I wouldn't even notice the difference in Photoshop? I can't afford true NAS (network attached storage) but would be happy to dedicate a current box ...
by pdf27
Fri Jul 01, 2005 8:51 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Question for electricians - 240VAC
Replies: 26
Views: 7914

On the picture, B is neutral (that doesn't mean ground), A is 120VAC compared to B, C is 120VAC compared to B (but in the opposing phase). Therefore, A to C is 240VAC. Hang on a sec, aren't most power systems three phase rather than two phase? If so then connecting across any two 120VAC wires will ...
by pdf27
Fri Jul 01, 2005 8:40 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Antec Phantom atx cable length and SilverStone J06?
Replies: 4
Views: 1507

Re: Antec Phantom atx cable length and SilverStone J06?

DG wrote:3. Has anyone this combination of components (Phantom psu and SilverStone J06 case) and could post some pictures pls? :)
Something like this you mean?
http://www.silentpcreview.com/article241-page7.html

OK, so it's a Phantom 500, but the cable lengths should be the same.
by pdf27
Thu Jun 30, 2005 11:41 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: ABIT AN8 in a Silverstone TJ06??
Replies: 4
Views: 1560

Landroval wrote:Yes. In practice heatpipes dont care much about orientation or gravity.
http://www.heat-pipes.com/index.htm
See "CRS Heat Pipes"/"Technical Notes" for more detail. It presumably applies only to their products, but should give some reasonable numbers for most similar heatpipes.
by pdf27
Sun Jun 26, 2005 10:21 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: TNN, or P180 with Reservator???
Replies: 17
Views: 4343

shoebox9 wrote:PS I can't find that "AC Fans" sticky.
http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=16393