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by Nowhere_man
Sat Jul 31, 2004 3:29 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright XP-120
Replies: 254
Views: 97440

bobov wrote:Although sidewindercomputers.com is cheaper than svc.com, they will force you to buy a 120mm fan with XP-120. :?
Hmmm...that's interesting. Did you buy it from them (sidewinder)?

I noticed the "no fan" option at the bottom of the page. :?

Out of stock right now.
by Nowhere_man
Tue Jul 27, 2004 10:07 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright XP-120
Replies: 254
Views: 97440

Available HERE in the US for $47.95. :)
by Nowhere_man
Thu Jul 22, 2004 2:03 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling: maintenance headache
Replies: 26
Views: 10262

e-myacin or emyacin is what I was trying to think of to get at the tropical fish store. It's an anti-biotic won't hurt copper or aluminum as far as I know. I've seen it recommended numerous times by hardcore watercoolers. Personnally, I use Sierra environmentally friendly anti-freeze and distilled ...
by Nowhere_man
Tue Jul 20, 2004 4:31 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling: maintenance headache
Replies: 26
Views: 10262

Wumpus, goto an exotic tropical fish store, they can help you keep the slime away.
by Nowhere_man
Tue Jul 20, 2004 3:26 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: How many people wish theere was a good Pentium M board?!?!
Replies: 14
Views: 3923

Quite the contrast to the Prescott isn't it? Shows Intel can get it right if they want to. :)
by Nowhere_man
Mon Jul 19, 2004 6:35 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: The effect of dust on temperature!
Replies: 8
Views: 2334

If you've got that "blown in" celulose insulation in the attic the dust problem will never end as long as it's there.

Forced air HVAC is another problem area.

So since I have both the above the fun never ends. :(
by Nowhere_man
Mon Jul 19, 2004 6:21 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Where to buy heatpipes
Replies: 55
Views: 14452

I dunno where Mr. Baboonking is located but if you root around AVC you'll find a list of phone numbers by country :wink:
by Nowhere_man
Sun Jul 18, 2004 5:35 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Using "Cool-pacs" (Gel-pacs) for heat transfer.
Replies: 12
Views: 3811

I read a post awhile back somewhere else, dunno remember where, anyway the guy froze water in plastic bottles and either put them inside the case in the incomming airflow or ducted air around them to the intake of the case. The pic links to his article weren't working. Apparently it worked to cool t...
by Nowhere_man
Sat Jul 17, 2004 12:38 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: That Thermaltake fanless PSU......
Replies: 9
Views: 2906

Might work in this case. If you could find one (pc6277b) that is.
by Nowhere_man
Sat Jul 17, 2004 11:56 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright XP-120
Replies: 254
Views: 97440

The real problem is it's constructed from Unobtainium and their unable to obtain enough of it to satisfy production quotas :wink:
by Nowhere_man
Tue Jul 13, 2004 7:34 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Interesting Races and Folders-on-the-Move
Replies: 975
Views: 366444

They left me alone with the PC for 15 minutes and I set up FAH as a service on their P4-1.8 Any idea how well one of these performs?? Ummmm, you do realize that borging anothers system without their permission is strictly against the EULA? It's stuff like this that ends up giving folding a bad name...
by Nowhere_man
Tue Jul 13, 2004 7:00 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: What about the Thermaltake Tsunami case?
Replies: 29
Views: 17837

Since we're wandering to Tt cases in general, I have an Xaser III 2000A with the plastic HD mounting rails and haven't had any problem with them breaking off the "nubs" yet. I don't like the L to R harddrive mounting at all and it's not exactly easy to remove, soooo many rivets...and the fan mounts ...
by Nowhere_man
Sun Jul 11, 2004 2:07 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Thermaltake Silent PP series?
Replies: 7
Views: 2464

Shadowknight wrote:By the way, Nowhere_man, did you get your name from a show that ran on UPN around 1996?
No, actually it's totally unrelated to anything in the media or music.
by Nowhere_man
Sun Jul 11, 2004 12:11 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Thermaltake Silent PP series?
Replies: 7
Views: 2464

I, unfortunately, have one, 480w flavor, and it's a big POS. LOUD fans, unstable output, fan control connectors that pull off of the wires. The absolute worst piece of equipment I ever bought. It does however seem to function well as a door stop, providing the door isn't too heavy. I suppose you cou...
by Nowhere_man
Thu Jul 08, 2004 6:27 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: The "Death" of Motherboard Monitor
Replies: 23
Views: 7536

Bummer. :(
by Nowhere_man
Wed Jul 07, 2004 5:18 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: What about the Thermaltake Tsunami case?
Replies: 29
Views: 17837

MikeC is right on the money with that advice :)

Have fun. :D
by Nowhere_man
Tue Jul 06, 2004 4:13 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: What about the Thermaltake Tsunami case?
Replies: 29
Views: 17837

I have a Pentax K1000, remember them? Totally manual, gr8t film camera for anything not requiring a film burning autowinder. I received a Kodak CX4300 as a gift the other day. Haven't had time to play with it yet but I can see it's limitations in reguards to a quality 35mm SLR. My basic need for a d...
by Nowhere_man
Tue Jul 06, 2004 3:42 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright XP-120
Replies: 254
Views: 97440

Well I'm not going to have any clearance issues since I decided to go caseless a couple days ago but now I really don't need it unless I stuff everything back into a case.
by Nowhere_man
Tue Jul 06, 2004 3:29 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: What about the Thermaltake Tsunami case?
Replies: 29
Views: 17837

What camera are you using Ed?
by Nowhere_man
Tue Jul 06, 2004 3:08 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Need a quiet "mini" keyboard
Replies: 8
Views: 2802

You know flat does "feel" more natural silvervarg :) I think the elevation thing comes from the fact that typewriters had the keys angled up. I use to love the old clicky mechanical switch IBM keyboards becaused I learned to type in the early 1970's and that keyboard feels a lot like the Selectric t...
by Nowhere_man
Tue Jul 06, 2004 2:08 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: What about the Thermaltake Tsunami case?
Replies: 29
Views: 17837

Thanks Ed, thats what I was thinking from the pic.

Nice detailed shot BTW.
by Nowhere_man
Tue Jul 06, 2004 1:54 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: What about the Thermaltake Tsunami case?
Replies: 29
Views: 17837

An interesting contrast in textures.

Is the front door entirely aluminum or a plastic/aluminum combo like the Xaser 2000A was?
by Nowhere_man
Tue Jul 06, 2004 5:30 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Alu vs. steel Chieftec Dragon test - guess the results....
Replies: 11
Views: 3324

So I can conclude from all of this that hot water freezes faster than cold water inside either case? :P :roll: :wink:
by Nowhere_man
Mon Jul 05, 2004 5:51 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Need a quiet "mini" keyboard
Replies: 8
Views: 2802

Those little "gummy bear" travel keyboards are dead quiet but also flat, dunno if that'll help your strain however you could make a custom wedge or pad to put it on.

CompUSSR sells one, if you're near one of those stores go in and play with it (then find it for less online :wink: ).
by Nowhere_man
Mon Jul 05, 2004 5:32 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: KingWin Artic Liquid Cooling Kit
Replies: 8
Views: 3013

First observation: how does it lower case temps anywhere from 15 to 20 degrees Celsius when the secondary radiator is blowing hot air around the 5.25" drives bays. Second observation: it appears that they're using an ATI (9700?) video card and from what I've seen (on Kingwins site) the gpu block is ...
by Nowhere_man
Mon Jul 05, 2004 5:26 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Different peltier idea?
Replies: 11
Views: 3908

Rusty075 wrote:Um, guys...

Did anyone read Review: ActiveCool AC4G Thermoelectric cooler ? it does exactly what you're talking about: adjust the pelt's voltage to keep it from dropping below ambient.
And from the article to which you refer:
but its noise performance is not yet up to SPCR standards.
by Nowhere_man
Sun Jul 04, 2004 9:25 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Different peltier idea?
Replies: 11
Views: 3908

You know dis, this link might be helpful to your quest, specifically The MCW-CHILL 452™
by Nowhere_man
Sun Jul 04, 2004 8:38 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: lapping a cnps7000a-cu
Replies: 2
Views: 995

Did lapping it make a significant drop in cpu temps?

Mine works fine and is smoother (un-lapped) than some solid bottom coolers I have laying around.
by Nowhere_man
Sun Jul 04, 2004 8:19 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Different peltier idea?
Replies: 11
Views: 3908

Something else you might consider, the Reserator is down to around $200 (US) online and that would be less expensive than the pelt, powersupply, and related items required to implement your idea.

Of course it wouldn't be as much fun as sorting out your solution. :wink:
by Nowhere_man
Sun Jul 04, 2004 6:37 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Different peltier idea?
Replies: 11
Views: 3908

That's an interesting idea. I dunno if waterblock/pelt would have enough surface area (even with a heatpipe/heatsink) to properly cool since the water volume and surface area of the waterblock is much less than a radiator and the water passes through it quicker than a radiator.