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by juansolo
Wed Jun 22, 2005 12:50 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Zalman ZM-GWB1 for nvidia 6800?
Replies: 6
Views: 3562

I've got a Danger Den NV-68 on my Gainward 6800GT GS, no issues at all with it. Drops the temps by 10 degrees over the standard, very noisy, air cooler it comes fitted with. Also cools the ram.

Not exactly cheap mind you...
by juansolo
Fri Jun 17, 2005 6:19 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Best pump and radiator
Replies: 47
Views: 19945

If you can isolate a Ehiem 1048, you can hardly hear the thing. Mine mounted with rubber bobbins is hardly noticable, I doubt you could hear it if you suspended it.
by juansolo
Mon Mar 28, 2005 1:36 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Master Chief quiet rig, work in progress
Replies: 9
Views: 5312

The Dragon is a good case, plenty of space in there and well made.

I've got no reason at all to get rid of mine.
by juansolo
Mon Oct 18, 2004 1:30 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: What fan and layout setup are you using on your heatercore?
Replies: 31
Views: 19347

Nope, there is no overclocking going on in my setup at all. This way I can run the fans really slowly and the cooling performance remains excellent. Also at the moment there would be no advantage to O/Cing the machine. It's a pure games machine and pretty much anything I throw at it at the moment ca...
by juansolo
Sun Oct 17, 2004 2:45 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: What fan and layout setup are you using on your heatercore?
Replies: 31
Views: 19347

BlackIcePro2 + 2x Nexus 120 fans. Shockingly effective in my setup and incredubly quiet. I'm running the fans at around 750rpm.
by juansolo
Thu Sep 16, 2004 2:36 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: First dabbles into the world of watercooling.
Replies: 0
Views: 1919

First dabbles into the world of watercooling.

I've just finished watercooling my Mac and PC. Click the sig to check them out.

EDIT: Site currently down... Back soon I hope. All will become clear later depending on the outcome.
by juansolo
Thu Sep 16, 2004 2:26 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: If you own a Reserator write here! (Temp/CPU/GPU)
Replies: 17
Views: 6202

CPU: PowerPC G4
CPU block: Zalman ZM-WB2/SLK-947
CPU speed: 1.25Ghz
CPU temp(idle/load): 37/46
GPU card: Radeon 9800pro
GPU block: Zalman ZM-GWB1
GPU speed(core/mem): Stock
GPU temp(idle/load): Dunno, seems stable enough.
by juansolo
Wed Sep 15, 2004 9:55 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zalman's fanless WC rig reviewed: Reserator1
Replies: 144
Views: 98305

Delphis wrote:If not, does anyone have a recommendation on how to quietly cool a 6800 GT?
Not cheap but damn effective!

http://www.juansolo.demon.co.uk/PCBeard ... nt_800.jpg
by juansolo
Wed Sep 15, 2004 8:30 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Midtower case that will fit dual-120 rad in front?
Replies: 11
Views: 4376

:D The purple one looks so much better in the flesh... Besides, I really like purple and I think you can almost get away with it on this car.

The green one was and always will be snot green. It's important to be seen in little cars you see...

ahem :oops:
by juansolo
Tue Sep 14, 2004 9:39 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: when three fans become one
Replies: 28
Views: 14707

The Nexus fans are awesome. However 1 of the 3 inside my case has a very audiable click. You'd probably not even notice it but as the PC is so quiet now it needs to get sorted. It's still the best fan noise-wise I've come accross so I've ordered a couple more and will replace it with the quietest one.
by juansolo
Mon Sep 13, 2004 10:00 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Midtower case that will fit dual-120 rad in front?
Replies: 11
Views: 4376

You could do a much neater job than I did also as I'd already cut that hole in the case previously when I was air cooling and it's a little scruffy not to mention a little too big really for the rad. Doesn't matter though. Plenty of air gets in and you can't tell as it still looks completely stock f...
by juansolo
Mon Sep 13, 2004 2:16 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Midtower case that will fit dual-120 rad in front?
Replies: 11
Views: 4376

trenchdiggerr - Completed the PC today. Click my sig and it'll take you thereabouts.

FWIW, it gets a big thumbs up from me. Cooling performance is stunning (it's my first w/c system) and it's soooooo quiet it's untrue!

The 6800GT I got went easily to Ultra speeds with the NV-68 block on it.
by juansolo
Sun Sep 12, 2004 1:03 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Nexus Real Silent 92mm Reviewed Next to a JapanafloL1A 80mm
Replies: 9
Views: 5257

FWIW I've switched from Panaflo's to Nexus fans (80's and 120's) and the Nexus fans are stunningly quiet.
by juansolo
Thu Sep 09, 2004 11:58 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Midtower case that will fit dual-120 rad in front?
Replies: 11
Views: 4376

I'm currently putting together a system to cool a P4 3.0 and 6800 GT. The dragon case I'm using easily swallows the BIP2 that I'm using. Though you have to lose the 3 1/2" bays and cut a big hole in the front. Pics and stuff will follow when the system is complete. FWIW I did a lot of reading up on ...
by juansolo
Thu Sep 02, 2004 10:02 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec Phantom is here!
Replies: 27
Views: 9400

Surely only Superman would need to run?
by juansolo
Fri Aug 27, 2004 9:09 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Recommended Heatsinks updated
Replies: 158
Views: 185085

From the Zalman Resorator summary
but it's about the best cooling device for silent comuting
Actually riding naked on a bicycle is probably better for that.
by juansolo
Tue May 11, 2004 10:18 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: LCD for gamers
Replies: 26
Views: 9954

I've got the 17" Hitachi and it's a belter for gaming. For the best results use the DVI input if you can, force v-sync for everything and run at it's native resolution wherever possible.
by juansolo
Tue May 11, 2004 9:37 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Quiet PC and Mac
Replies: 2
Views: 3009

:oops: I may have gone through a box or three of the stuff... :wink:
by juansolo
Tue May 11, 2004 4:02 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Quiet PC and Mac
Replies: 2
Views: 3009

Quiet PC and Mac

I've done quite a few mods to both. The PC is particularly silly now.

Probably going to watercool it next but this will do for now.

Click the sig for link.
by juansolo
Thu Apr 08, 2004 5:43 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung SATA drives are NOT THAT QUIET
Replies: 12
Views: 4204

I've got an earlier 2MB cache P80 ATA and a later 8MB cache P80 SATA. The later drive is a little quieter. But to be fair, there is little in it. 'Soft mounted' in the bottom of the case they are *very* quiet. I can't hear the SATA seeking at all at my desk.
by juansolo
Fri Apr 02, 2004 10:30 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Newbie with two quietish machines and another on the way!
Replies: 6
Views: 5115

Infact since then I've installed MBM5 because I thought the MSI utility wasn't telling me everything. Well it seems my CPU temperatures have risen somewhat since fitting the 3.0! Peaks during gaming at 60C!! the reason I thought it was lower was that it drops off so quickly after exiting the game th...
by juansolo
Tue Mar 30, 2004 12:14 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Putting a fan on the older version of the Zalman ZM80
Replies: 7
Views: 2382

I had the same issue. I got around it by using a Zalman bracket and 92mm fan. This way you can mount the fan the same way that the later ZM-80's do and cool both heatsinks.

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by juansolo
Mon Mar 29, 2004 1:01 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Newbie with two quietish machines and another on the way!
Replies: 6
Views: 5115

Good stuff then. The Marmite reference is, errm, difficult to explain... :oops: Nothing pervy, it's to do with me being a reasonably large bloke and trying to fit in a single seater formula Vauxhall Lotus. Someone commented on the day that I'd have to be stripped naked and lubed up with Marmite to g...
by juansolo
Mon Mar 29, 2004 10:10 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Newbie with two quietish machines and another on the way!
Replies: 6
Views: 5115

Well I think the sensor on the NorthBridge might be a bit flakey given what it's coming out with but here they are: Cold temperatures were just after power on, idle were take after letting the system settle and load were after running the ATi Caves demo for a good while Cold CPU - 30 System - 26 NB ...
by juansolo
Sun Mar 28, 2004 12:17 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Newbie with two quietish machines and another on the way!
Replies: 6
Views: 5115

Newbie with two quietish machines and another on the way!

I've become obsessed (read that as: borderline fanatical) with making my machines ever quieter and stumbled across this site when trying to find a UK supplier of 120mm Panaflow L1A's. What a top place! I've lurked for about a week now reading the forums and what not. So I thought it was about time I...