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by Gnep
Tue Jul 26, 2005 9:22 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Stellar Realms" - online gaming, with a twist.
Replies: 396
Views: 192995

And we're off! :)
by Gnep
Fri Jul 22, 2005 6:55 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Stellar Realms" - online gaming, with a twist.
Replies: 396
Views: 192995

I've signed up again... whoops!
by Gnep
Wed Jul 13, 2005 2:06 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Stellar Realms" - online gaming, with a twist.
Replies: 396
Views: 192995

Just floating an idea here.... Yes, I would be interested. Excellent idea (even if you don't know who the heck I am!) Commander Jameson, how nice to finally meet you! I really enjoyed our exchanges throughout the last round! Yup was good fun... must do it again some time. And may I thank you person...
by Gnep
Wed Jul 13, 2005 4:02 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Stellar Realms" - online gaming, with a twist.
Replies: 396
Views: 192995

So, to sum it up, how did we fare? #4,8,9,10 and where did rbrodka finnish? 11? how about you DryFire? Starfish? I'd say we would give the rest of the galaxy a run for it's money (well, at least some of us has actually donated yet, me excluded:) if we wanted to... Technically, you could add #3 to t...
by Gnep
Mon Mar 07, 2005 4:11 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: will this riser card allow me to use nForce4 M/B in an LC-11
Replies: 3
Views: 1631

I have that mobo. Not sure if it uses the nVidia Gig-E/Firewall - it's basically a mobo that some OEM or other is using that has somehow found its way into the retail channel as well. Haven't noticed any settings for a firewall in the BIOS and wouldn't know about the Gig-E as only have a 100mbps rou...
by Gnep
Mon Jan 31, 2005 5:15 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec Phantom Users Poll
Replies: 211
Views: 266994

Mine is still working fine. Sits outside the case not without any fans blowing at it. Runs climateprediction.net 24/7 on a A64 3000+ machine. Been on continuously for about 2-3 weeks now. Feels warm to the touch but not hot. EDIT: Serial number is D04125432010 Arrived from overclockers.co.uk 14th Ja...
by Gnep
Tue Nov 16, 2004 4:29 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Custom Built Wood cases : Securing Mb and doors
Replies: 6
Views: 1982

I've done this for a wall-mounted cabinet housing 2 computers running pretty damn quietly together. For mobo mounting, I took the trays out of old cases (although IIRC some companies e.g. kustompcs.co.uk allow you to order them separately). Same for optical drive mounting. For the doors, I use a com...
by Gnep
Thu Nov 04, 2004 6:44 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling obsolete?
Replies: 188
Views: 133288

To combine the original topic and MikeC's potential project, I see the entire issue as the following: You have several, small (in size) sources of heat in a computer. These components need to be kept at <65 deg C (for the sake of argument) under all loading conditions. You have one recepticle for th...
by Gnep
Mon Jul 19, 2004 3:38 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Best position for 120mm PSU/heatercore fan
Replies: 5
Views: 1770

Hmmm I will have to play around once I start building this wooden "heat box" but you may be right - just the one fan between the two components in the channel should be OK. It will even be slightly muffled from the outside world if I do it right as well...
by Gnep
Sun Jul 18, 2004 8:49 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Coolpacks for a cool and quiet drive!
Replies: 39
Views: 20836

There are ones also available specifically made to fit round a bottle of wine as a sleeve. I have one here with the name "Rapid Ice" written on it. I just gave it a try around an old floppy drive, and it seems to fit perfectly - snug as a bug and completely wrapping around it. Also almost exactly th...
by Gnep
Sun Jul 18, 2004 7:35 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Best position for 120mm PSU/heatercore fan
Replies: 5
Views: 1770

I have actually been thinking about something similar recently for my next project - more of that in a second. For you, option A you would surely get a lot of the air only going through the top part of the heatercore? Option B might work; however introduces another fan. Option C seems to be the best...
by Gnep
Sun Jul 18, 2004 6:12 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Interesting (reserator based) Rad\Res released
Replies: 9
Views: 4111

Actually I met up with Carl (of WACC) a long while ago, and these where in the design phase a long time before anyone had heard of the Zalman reserator... so despite appearances it's not a rip-off. If anyone thinks they can make one of these out of copper, go ahead and try... the extrusion process w...
by Gnep
Fri Jul 16, 2004 9:25 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fanless VGA Cards list -- a start!
Replies: 156
Views: 321036

Matrox: G400 is passive (I'm pretty sure, anyway). G400MAX is active. G450 is passive. G550 is passive. P650 is passive. P750 is active. Parhelia is active. For the P series cards, it is possible to buy separately the bits to turn the passive P650 into a triplehead card (effectively a P750). This th...
by Gnep
Sat Jun 26, 2004 2:33 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: matrox g400max vs matrox g450
Replies: 4
Views: 2095

Stick with the G400, replace the HSF with a bigger passive HS, and you should be fine. Underclock with PINS file mod if required (at least I think this can be done - run search for "G400 PINS" at http://forums.matroxusers.com/ . The reason I say stay with the G400 is for the exceptional native on ch...
by Gnep
Fri Jun 18, 2004 2:23 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help Construct My New AMD64
Replies: 10
Views: 8561

Neil - have you tried updating the BIOS on the Matrox P650? AFAIK flashing it will fix the garbled POST screens (the other alternative is usually to disable any boot logos). This problem existed with the original Parhelia - I can't really believe that Matrox didn't fix it in the shipped BIOS with th...
by Gnep
Mon Jun 14, 2004 4:24 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: What about using normal house radiators?
Replies: 5
Views: 3132

OK, I've done a little bit of research. It would seem that the rating (in W) under British standards is for a delta-T of 50 deg C: http://www.plumbingpages.com/featurepages/BSEN442.cfm Now for a typical watercooling system in a PC, we would probably be looking at more like a delta-T of 15 deg C betw...
by Gnep
Sun Jun 13, 2004 3:53 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: What about using normal house radiators?
Replies: 5
Views: 3132

True, but then these are absolutely designed to be passive - car radiators will work best with forced air, which is what I am trying to avoid...
by Gnep
Fri Jun 11, 2004 1:05 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: What about using normal house radiators?
Replies: 5
Views: 3132

What about using normal house radiators?

Has anyone ever tried using a normal household radiator in a watercooling setup? I may be being naive, but surely they could dissipate as much heat as a Reserator at about a tenth of the price? OK they are designed for significantly higher temperature differentials, and you might well need a beefy p...
by Gnep
Thu Apr 15, 2004 5:04 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lubics Case System
Replies: 4
Views: 2120

These kits are available from Kustom PCs in the UK:

http://www.kustompcs.co.uk/acatalog/Kus ... s_105.html

Gnep
by Gnep
Thu Apr 01, 2004 4:00 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Zalman Reserator1
Replies: 7
Views: 5590

As a heads-up, for those in the UK, WACC http://www.wetandchillychips.co.uk/ have just got something similar - should be ready for sale within the week, available in a number of lengths and colours - this one uses an external pump however. Should be around £30-£40. See the threads here: http://wetan...