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by Greg_R
Thu Feb 18, 2016 12:27 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Wrong cooler shipped - maybe a good thing?
Replies: 7
Views: 2202

Re: Wrong cooler shipped - maybe a good thing?

Thanks FireFlare.

What about the cooling capability between the Genesis and Megahalems? It seems like the Genesis is the newer design but I don't know if that == better cooling?
by Greg_R
Wed Feb 17, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Wrong cooler shipped - maybe a good thing?
Replies: 7
Views: 2202

Re: Wrong cooler shipped - maybe a good thing?

xan_user wrote:ripjaws heatsinks dont do anything except get in the way. get different ram, or pull the silly heatsinks off.
OK. Does memory fit under the vertical portion of the Genesis cooler?

A 4 piece memory kit would go into the outermost slots (no problem) and the 2nd innermost slots (may be a problem).
by Greg_R
Wed Feb 17, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Wrong cooler shipped - maybe a good thing?
Replies: 7
Views: 2202

Re: Wrong cooler shipped - maybe a good thing?

I'm gonna say that the RAM should fit under the Genesis. If you want to check, the measurement and last pic on this page may help you: http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1191-page3.html :) That shows a motherboard with all the RAM on one side of the CPU. I have no concerns about RAM fitting under...
by Greg_R
Wed Feb 17, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Wrong cooler shipped - maybe a good thing?
Replies: 7
Views: 2202

Wrong cooler shipped - maybe a good thing?

I am putting together a system and ordered a Prolimatech Genesis off of Amazon and they instead sent me a Megahalems. However, the motherboard I've received (Asus X99 Deluxe) has memory slots on both sides of the CPU. Will Ripjaws memory fit under the *vertical side* of the Genesis (if I return the ...
by Greg_R
Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:27 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet workstation - case and cooler?
Replies: 8
Views: 2871

Re: Quiet workstation - case and cooler?

Typical 1g nic can push close to 100MB/s which is close to single 7200 drive. If you mostly work within the scratch disk, would that be enough? For file copying that should be OK. What kind of sound level difference are we talking about between having 8-9 5400rpm drives in a chassis versus 1 (keepi...
by Greg_R
Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:43 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet workstation - case and cooler?
Replies: 8
Views: 2871

Re: Quiet workstation - case and cooler?

Have you considered splitting this into two builds, where one is a work/gaming build and the other is just a server/disk box in a closet/another room? It would open up your case choices and be much quieter. Steve, yes I was considering that but had some concerns about the bandwidth between the work...
by Greg_R
Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet workstation - case and cooler?
Replies: 8
Views: 2871

Quiet workstation - case and cooler?

I'm building a workstation that will also be used for light gaming. I want 4k video for work but gaming @ 1080p would be fine. Typical workstation use is heavy parallel CPU tasks (hence the 8 core). This workstation is also used as a media server that performs transcoding duties for multiple simulta...
by Greg_R
Wed Oct 26, 2005 3:52 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12-500 heat issue?
Replies: 4
Views: 1628

Seasonic S12-500 heat issue?

I am running a watercooled system with a Seasonic S12-500 PSU. I have not done any modifications to the PSU at all. I have a few temperature sensors that I've placed around the chassis and I'm reading 57 degrees Celcius on the outer (top) surface of the PSU. Is this normal (it seems very high)? I pl...
by Greg_R
Tue Aug 30, 2005 1:35 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Installing Zalman Reserator 1PLUS below PC-which pump?
Replies: 11
Views: 4268

There is no need to seal the top hole in the reserator... siphon action will pull the water back down to the tower. As mentioned above, you will need to start the unit level with the computer (until all the air in the tubes has been flushed)...
by Greg_R
Wed Jan 19, 2005 10:30 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Cleaning Reserator's pump?
Replies: 5
Views: 2836

I'm not using any additives (I foolishly followed the directions). Now I know to add some anti-corrosive but that still isn't fixing my current pump! The shaft of the Reserator pump appears to be metal. I think the shaft has worn / erroded which allows it to vibrate in the pump sleeve, thus causing ...
by Greg_R
Thu Jan 13, 2005 3:35 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Cleaning Reserator's pump?
Replies: 5
Views: 2836

Cleaning Reserator's pump?

OK, I'm on my 2nd reserator pump and the noise is back in full force. I can disassemble the pump... is it possible to clean the parts and eliminate the noise? Or has the pump corroded (i.e. cleaning won't help)? If I can clean the parts, what method and cleaner should I use? Thanks!
by Greg_R
Thu Sep 09, 2004 2:09 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Silicon Carbide, the future cpus that can boil water
Replies: 5
Views: 1944

Wired magazine had a very interesting article about flawless commercially grown diamonds. This is a major step toward diamond based semiconductors...
by Greg_R
Thu Sep 09, 2004 2:04 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Thread about increasing Reserator performance
Replies: 18
Views: 5899

I stick my tower over the A/C vent (periodic super-cooling).

Thanks 1911user, I was wondering about attaching an internal tube in the reserator...
by Greg_R
Mon Aug 30, 2004 2:16 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: my Zalman Reserator1 system review
Replies: 20
Views: 6153

OK, here's some temps: Ambient: 23C Case, HDD, Northbridge & PS are 25C CPU: 50C (after 2hrs. of gaming) VGA: 35C (after 2hrs. of gaming) Update: It turns out that my Zalman (Eheim) pump wasn't working very well. I RMA'd it after it started making noise. After replacement, my temps are _way_ lower....
by Greg_R
Mon Aug 30, 2004 2:09 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Zalman Reserator Problems
Replies: 13
Views: 5333

I thought I'd post an update on my Reserator problem. I called Zalman and they immediately RMA'd the unit. Within 2 weeks I had a new tower and pump and the entire system has been functioning flawlessly for the past 1.5 months. Zalman's service was prompt and I would still recommend this product for...
by Greg_R
Thu Jun 10, 2004 1:31 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Zalman Reserator Problems
Replies: 13
Views: 5333

Thanks guys... I just wanted to make sure that there wasn't something I could tweak before I went through the RMA process.

Nothing appears visibly wrong with the impeller and it's a submersable unit (i.e. the motor is completely sealed).
by Greg_R
Thu Jun 10, 2004 1:29 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: my Zalman Reserator1 system review
Replies: 20
Views: 6153

maxamus,
It's a 3.0Ghz Northwood, but o/c'd to 3.4 (I backed off my original 3.5). I have an unlocked part, so it opens up some interesting possibilities...
by Greg_R
Wed Jun 09, 2004 11:03 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Zalman Reserator Problems
Replies: 13
Views: 5333

Zalman Reserator Problems

I alluded to this in another post, but felt that I should start a new topic. I've been running my reserator for about 3 weeks straight and the unit has performed as advertised with zero audible noise. However, in the past few days the pump (an Eheim) has started to make noise. I've disassembled the ...
by Greg_R
Wed Jun 09, 2004 10:52 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: my Zalman Reserator1 system review
Replies: 20
Views: 6153

OK, here's some temps: Ambient: 23C Case, HDD, Northbridge & PS are 25C CPU: 50C (after 2hrs. of gaming) VGA: 35C (after 2hrs. of gaming) The VGA card is an ATI x800 Pro (not XT). HOWEVER, the pump in the reserator went from dead silent to loud (esp. when vibrating off the aluminum reservoir). I am ...
by Greg_R
Tue May 11, 2004 2:37 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Introducing my new watercooling design concept!
Replies: 137
Views: 50556

iirc the zalman system uses 3/8" OD tubing. It's 8mm inner, 12mm outer (3/8" ~= 9.5mm). the objectives of my project compared to the reasons behind your purchase of the zalman are as follows (not to put anyone down here) No problem, just wanted to let you know what this newbie looked for in a WC sy...
by Greg_R
Mon May 10, 2004 4:23 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Introducing my new watercooling design concept!
Replies: 137
Views: 50556

chylld, I recently built a system using the Zalman cooler (1st WC system). Here's my reasoning behind the purchase: - supports a mild overclock - looks are incredible - good support on their website - absolutely silent (0dB) With pump it is still inaudible (but may read on an SPL meter) - Everything...
by Greg_R
Mon May 10, 2004 4:06 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: my Zalman Reserator1 system review
Replies: 20
Views: 6153

Sorry for the delay... I was out of town for a bit. Here's the answers to the questions (system temps still comming!). Leto, I was very interested in the Silentmaxx PSUs until I did a bit more digging. It seems that the power ratings are rather generous. For most applications, this would not be a pr...
by Greg_R
Fri May 07, 2004 10:31 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: my Zalman Reserator1 system review
Replies: 20
Views: 6153

PS. i have a Tagan 480W PSU and it is making clicking noises, its the loudest part on my system!
Yep, I think I'm one of the lucky people who haven't experienced the clicking fans.

Maxamus, once I get the new fan controller installed I will post the temps...
by Greg_R
Thu May 06, 2004 2:25 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Tagan 380W PS - Big change (BAD)
Replies: 9
Views: 4665

It looks like they only changed the 380W model. I recently received a 480W model and it has the huge black heatsinks...
by Greg_R
Thu May 06, 2004 2:20 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Thank you SPCR Forums!
Replies: 2
Views: 1030

Thank you SPCR Forums!

I've mostly finished my system (just waiting on a video card upgrade). For those interested, I posted a mini review in the water cooling section of the forum here... it highlights a few of my favorite products in the system. Thanks for all the good info on this board... the PC is ultra quiet!
by Greg_R
Thu May 06, 2004 2:17 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: my Zalman Reserator1 system review
Replies: 20
Views: 6153

my Zalman Reserator1 system review

Hi all, I've been lurking for awhile and finally gathered enough info to build my silent (well, mostly silent) PC. It's been up and running for the past few days, so I decided to post the system. Basic parts: - 3.2Ghz P4 - i875 Gigabyte MB - 1gig OCZ memory - Plextor CD-R/RW - ATI 9500 (passive heat...
by Greg_R
Thu May 06, 2004 1:34 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet High-end P4 3.4C - is this possible? Your help please
Replies: 77
Views: 59414

Shathal, I just finished building my silent PC (w. very similar specs) and have a few suggestions: Power Supply: Check out the Tagan TG480-U01 (480W). This PS is _way_ more silent than my Enermax w. speed control. It also has 28A available on the 12V line (i.e. good for those high powered video card...