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by Edwood
Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:11 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright Venomous X fits in Antec Fusion Max case?
Replies: 0
Views: 515

Thermalright Venomous X fits in Antec Fusion Max case?

Does the Thermalright Venomous X fit in the Antec Fusion Max case? I saw that the Scythe Orochi just barely fits.

Was planning on a build based on a Sandybridge set up. (probably i5-2400)

-Ed
by Edwood
Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:10 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quiet Blu Ray Drive
Replies: 6
Views: 4664

I have the LG GGC-H20L BluRay/HD-DVD drive. It's very quiet. When playing a BluRay movie it's virtually inaudiable from a couch sitting position if in a home theater. Even from a foot away it's very quiet. Only the initial seek/loading noises are really noticable when loading a menu or disc, skippin...
by Edwood
Mon Mar 15, 2010 1:47 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Any place sell DEMCiflex without their Cheesy Logo's on it?
Replies: 3
Views: 1455

Got some DEMCiFlex filters from FrozenCPU.com. They are completely blank. No logo's or printing on any kind on them. Not even DEMCiFlex's info. :)
by Edwood
Thu Mar 11, 2010 7:40 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Any place sell DEMCiflex without their Cheesy Logo's on it?
Replies: 3
Views: 1455

That technique won't work since the logo's are back printed.

I contacted Frozen CPU and they say that the ones they carry do not have their logo on them supposedly.
by Edwood
Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:35 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Megahalems Mega-poor tolerances.
Replies: 5
Views: 1368

Yeah, I'll keep an eye out on the temps. I've done some modding for extra cooling as well.

The Megahalems has a really nice mounting system otherwise, which makes up for the crappy tolerances.

-Ed
by Edwood
Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:41 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Any place sell DEMCiflex without their Cheesy Logo's on it?
Replies: 3
Views: 1455

Any place sell DEMCiflex without their Cheesy Logo's on it?

I bought some from Performance-PCs.com and it has their Cheesy company logo on them.

Is there a store in the USA that sells them unbranded?

-Ed
by Edwood
Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:50 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Megahalems Mega-poor tolerances.
Replies: 5
Views: 1368

Yeah, I tried every which way to get them into the hole, twisting them both ways, pushing really hard, wiggling, etc. I ended up just reaming the holes out a bit with a power drill. And they fit perfectly now. Pretty easy fix, but I shouldn't have to do that with such an expensive heatsink. If it wa...
by Edwood
Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:42 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Megahalems Mega-poor tolerances.
Replies: 5
Views: 1368

Megahalems Mega-poor tolerances.

Anyone else have problems with the Spring-loaded screws not fitting through the holes in the Cross bar aluminum plate that clamps onto the heatsink? Looks like I'm going to have to ream out the hole to get them to fit through. Really, Prolima? This is pretty poor engineering to me. Everything else i...
by Edwood
Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:10 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja 2 vs Megahalems facing wrong way for i7 920 ?
Replies: 21
Views: 3774

Look at the Lian Li A05. That will take pretty much anything, even an Orochi cooler. It is very light. and fairly compact. W 8.27; H 15.00; D 19.29; the Apevia X-QPACK II with a little dremel work will fit an HR-01 sideways. W 11.25; H 9.00; D 14.50; And if you reverse the exhaust case fan you can ...
by Edwood
Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:10 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja 2 vs Megahalems facing wrong way for i7 920 ?
Replies: 21
Views: 3774

I'm building this one to be a Photoshop workstation. I need as much RAM as I can afford, and 12GB of RAM is it. So 1156 is out of the equation since 4x4GB RAM is much more expensive. The money I saved on the RAM went into an X25-M SSD for the OS. :) I also want this workstation to be transportable, ...
by Edwood
Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:39 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja 2 vs Megahalems facing wrong way for i7 920 ?
Replies: 21
Views: 3774

Well, looks like even the HR-01 is going to have to go sideways too.

Here's a pic of someone's Asus Rampage II GENE with an HR-01 on it.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v632/ ... eoCard.jpg
by Edwood
Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:24 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja 2 vs Megahalems facing wrong way for i7 920 ?
Replies: 21
Views: 3774

Yeah, from the review here, it seems that the HR-01 Plus is about the same performance as the Megahalems with low airflow. Which is what this set up is going to be.
by Edwood
Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:25 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja 2 vs Megahalems facing wrong way for i7 920 ?
Replies: 21
Views: 3774

Another option would be the Thermalright HR-1 Plus with 1366 Bolt Thru kit.

It's listed as 110mm wide, but could be turned the other way too.

Given that the Ninja 2 is so hard to find, The HR-1 Plus might be a better option.
by Edwood
Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:56 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja 2 vs Megahalems facing wrong way for i7 920 ?
Replies: 21
Views: 3774

Scythe Ninja 2 vs Megahalems facing wrong way for i7 920 ?

I attempting a Micro ATX cram of insanity. Here's the specs: --CASE RaidMax IceCube ATX-051B http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811156200 --MOBO ASUS Rampage II GENE LGA 1366 Intel X58 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131371 --CP...
by Edwood
Mon Jul 07, 2008 3:10 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: OCZ Core series -- Affordable, high-performance SSDs
Replies: 128
Views: 47406

Backed by a paltry 2 year warranty. I'll be staying away from these.

Unless you're using it in an offroad vehicle, standard spinning platters are still more reliable for long term use. Well, I guess SSD's haven't really been around long enough to prove themselves.

-Ed
by Edwood
Mon Jul 07, 2008 2:55 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: WD VelociRaptor: A Triple Crown
Replies: 125
Views: 61520

Nevermind. The sticker is very easy to remove once it's warmed up a little. It's not a tamperproof sticker at all. In fact, the warmth of the drive when it's been running for awhile should be enough. Just use a smooth plastic wedge to pry it. Don't use your fingers, since they'll stick to the adhes...
by Edwood
Sat Jun 28, 2008 11:28 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Velociraptor - removing the heatsink
Replies: 47
Views: 33500

Just suspending the Velociraptor wasn't all that effective in noise reduction.

Putting a bare Velociraptor in a 2.5" Scythe Enclosure and then Suspending it in a 3.5" NoVibes worked the best for me.

-Ed
by Edwood
Fri Jun 20, 2008 8:59 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Velociraptor - removing the heatsink
Replies: 47
Views: 33500

i meant they can be used interchangeably....besides, torx tips are more prone to warp and break than alan keys in some situations (but not all). for the hard drive, it would be best to use alan keys if you wanted to make it look like you were never there. Why? The screws are not black oxide coated ...
by Edwood
Fri Jun 20, 2008 7:45 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Caviar SE16 single-platter 320GB hard drive poll
Replies: 54
Views: 70813

I was doing musical chairs with my hard drives and pulled them out today to install my new Velociraptor, so I took a look at mine. Mine looks like Version 2 on the Left with the more radial ribs. Product of Malaysia DATE: 23 JAN 2008 DCM: HGNCHV2CH It's incredibly quiet, in fact the quietest drive I...
by Edwood
Fri Jun 20, 2008 6:41 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Velociraptor - removing the heatsink
Replies: 47
Views: 33500

Xuestor wrote:It is indeed a Torx. Size 8 if I'm not mistaken. Don't try to unscrew them with something else, you will most definately damage the screws.
Yup, Torx T8 worked for me.

-Ed
by Edwood
Fri Jun 20, 2008 6:38 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Velociraptor - removing the heatsink
Replies: 47
Views: 33500

Did you buy Retail or OEM Velociraptor? I bought Retail box and mine had the black circle sticker. It's just a plain old sticker. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v74/imagemonkey/Computers/Edwood_WDVelociraptor_UndersideWrnt.jpg Sticker comes off really easily. Hair dryer wasn't even necessary, the...
by Edwood
Fri Jun 20, 2008 2:35 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: WD VelociRaptor: A Triple Crown
Replies: 125
Views: 61520

Nevermind. The sticker is very easy to remove once it's warmed up a little. It's not a tamperproof sticker at all. In fact, the warmth of the drive when it's been running for awhile should be enough. Just use a smooth plastic wedge to pry it. Don't use your fingers, since they'll stick to the adhesi...
by Edwood
Fri Jun 20, 2008 2:06 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: WD VelociRaptor: A Triple Crown
Replies: 125
Views: 61520

Here's a pic of the underside of my Velociraptor. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v74/imagemonkey/Computers/Edwood_WDVelociraptor_UndersideWrnt.jpg Looks like a standard sticker that WD uses on a lot of their drives. Perhaps we could find a sheet of these stickers somewhere? Anyone know someone th...
by Edwood
Fri Jun 20, 2008 1:59 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: WD VelociRaptor: A Triple Crown
Replies: 125
Views: 61520

What utility do you use to enable AAM with the Velociraptor? Hitachi F-Tool doesn't recognize the Velociraptor. :( Hitachi F-Tool v.2.08 works fine. I tried Hitachi F-Tool v.2.10 (latest one on Hitachi's site) and it doesn't recognize the Velociraptor. Doesn't even show up. Recognizes my 320GB WD d...
by Edwood
Fri Jun 20, 2008 1:42 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: WD VelociRaptor: A Triple Crown
Replies: 125
Views: 61520

What utility do you use to enable AAM with the Velociraptor? Hitachi F-Tool doesn't recognize the Velociraptor. :(
by Edwood
Fri Jun 20, 2008 12:37 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: WD VelociRaptor: A Triple Crown
Replies: 125
Views: 61520

Oh, extra bonus. Not all SATA data cables fit. The locking tab type ones won't go in all the way because the retarded Icepack keeps it from going all the way in because it's thicker. Installing Vista on it right now. Wow is it obnoxiously loud. I can clearly hear the high pitched idle, along with a ...
by Edwood
Fri Jun 20, 2008 11:42 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: WD VelociRaptor: A Triple Crown
Replies: 125
Views: 61520

Great, it won't even fit into any drive enclosure either because the SATA and power connector locations are different. It won't fit in my SmartDrive 2002 without modding it. I'm seriously regretting buying thie drive. I should've just bought another 640GB WD drive and short stroke partitioned it. -Ed
by Edwood
Fri Jun 20, 2008 10:25 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: WD VelociRaptor: A Triple Crown
Replies: 125
Views: 61520

ARGH!!!!! Don't buy the Retail Version. IT HAS A BLACK CIRCULAR VOID WARRANTY STICKER OVER ONE OF THE SCREW HOLES ON THE ICEPACK!!!!! I am so pissed. I ordered direct from Western Digital. They had a coupon code that made them slightly cheaper than Newegg, but now I wish I waited for Newegg to drop ...
by Edwood
Fri Jun 20, 2008 1:45 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: WD VelociRaptor: A Triple Crown
Replies: 125
Views: 61520

rpsgc wrote:New (final) firmware reduces seek noise, increases performance.

Though I don't know if spcr's reviewed Velociraptor already had the final firmware :?
It should since spcr pretty much had a production sample.
by Edwood
Thu Jun 19, 2008 7:54 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: WD VelociRaptor: A Triple Crown
Replies: 125
Views: 61520

Re: Temps for Velociraptor

Normally 7200 rpm 2.5in drives run in the high 20's/low 30's so mid 40's is pretty hot. But this isn't a 7200rpm 2.5" drive. Honestly people seem to be seeing 2.5" and thinking laptop-drive and all the rules that go along with it. This is more like a 10k 2.5" SAS server drive. Different animal. Loo...