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by thetoad30
Wed Jun 11, 2008 1:53 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Thermalright HR-01 Plus: 2nd Gen Killer Tower Cooler
Replies: 57
Views: 32809

Call me old school, but I've read a lot of CPUs failing to post with convex heatsinks. In fact, I had one do it to me when I was water cooling a few months back and the whole "convex curve" waterblock idea was really new and popular. My board didn't POST at all, and all it took was a remounting of t...
by thetoad30
Fri May 23, 2008 6:33 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Corsair Representative?
Replies: 0
Views: 3935

Corsair Representative?

Is there a Corsair rep on the forum? Can he/she please PM me?

Thank you.
by thetoad30
Fri May 02, 2008 5:20 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus P5E-VM HDMI: A microATX C2D board for gamers?
Replies: 74
Views: 61449

As the board cannot capture video, I don't see how encoding can be tested. How well it performs it this regard would be up to the machine's overall horsepower (CPU, RAM, HDD), and the capture card and software used. I know you need an encoder to do this; what I was mainly asking was how it performe...
by thetoad30
Thu May 01, 2008 4:27 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus P5E-VM HDMI: A microATX C2D board for gamers?
Replies: 74
Views: 61449

Lawrence, I noticed that you did testing on the decoding of HD streams... Did you do any on encoding streams? Did I just miss it? I think that some people are interested in using this as an HTPC, and it's nice to know it supports audio over HDMI and that it can handle the decoding very well with any...
by thetoad30
Thu May 01, 2008 2:07 pm
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: Make SPCR Even Better... and Win Great Prizes!
Replies: 209
Views: 344520

This could be easily done tho -- leave the door to the chamber open during the stress testing to ensure reasonable air circulation and close it only when we're wanted to record/measure a change in the noise -- which we'll listen for. Perhaps reason for another upgrade down the line but... You could...
by thetoad30
Wed Apr 30, 2008 7:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Aquarium/Fish Owners
Replies: 6
Views: 1924

Re: Are lights Necessary?

I would think that the lights above your tank would not be necessary (unless you have live plantings). As long as you don't have your tank in a closet, I would think normal ambient light should be fine (at least for your time away). Now if it were a reef tank (like mine), Most corals require a lot ...
by thetoad30
Wed Apr 30, 2008 4:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Aquarium/Fish Owners
Replies: 6
Views: 1924

I don't really understand why the temp would go to 85-90 if the ac is set to 82, though? Good question. The reason is that the lights and pumps dump their heat into the water as well. Mainly it's the lights that do it. I know what you're thinking... "Turn off the lights. Duh." Here's the problem. B...
by thetoad30
Wed Apr 30, 2008 2:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Aquarium/Fish Owners
Replies: 6
Views: 1924

Aquarium/Fish Owners

All, I have an aquarium that is a freshwater tank. I have two comets and a pleco in there. The tank is a 75 gallon with two 250W heaters and an XP4 canister filter. I usually keep the temp at 73 degrees F (23 degrees C). The lights are a triple-tube fluorescent, 32W per tube. The temperature during ...
by thetoad30
Sat Feb 16, 2008 6:54 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja/Ninja Copper Baseplate and S1 cooling
Replies: 10
Views: 3672

The problem with using the mounting without a backplate is that you could potentially bend the motherboard if it exerts too much pressure. :( I understand this thoroughly! :) I was meaning that I want to use the backplate AND the Crazy Cool (Since if I remove this, I have to remove the entire heatp...
by thetoad30
Sat Feb 16, 2008 2:12 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja/Ninja Copper Baseplate and S1 cooling
Replies: 10
Views: 3672

the ninja copper has a bolt-thru kit exactly like the ninja rev A has. but even with that, the ninja copper weighs over 1kg. to be really honest, unless the motherboard is in a horizontal position, i'd be scared to mount that on a motherboard. you may just get the ninja Rev B with the thermalright ...
by thetoad30
Sat Feb 16, 2008 1:39 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja/Ninja Copper Baseplate and S1 cooling
Replies: 10
Views: 3672

All, Does anyone have any ideas about the mounting of the Ninja Copper on this board? Do I have to get longer screws? If so, how long should I get? Are the push-pins for the Rev B ok to use, or does it not apply pressure appropriately? I'd really like to stick to the Ninja versions of the Scythe lin...
by thetoad30
Wed Feb 13, 2008 2:51 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Yate Loon 12SL or Scythe SFlexE (Both at 7V)?
Replies: 10
Views: 3298

I always thought that the Noctua was found to not push as much air with back pressure, such as mounted as exhaust and HS fans, which I plan on using these fans for.

Does this hold true for the slipstreams?

Thank you
by thetoad30
Sat Feb 09, 2008 7:00 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Yate-Loon won't fit under the tabs holding top fan on P182?
Replies: 7
Views: 2540

Of course, now they are selling open-cornered fans at Jab-Tech.

Link: Click Here and select the open-cornered model. This is the low speed version sleeve bearing.
by thetoad30
Mon Feb 04, 2008 5:40 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Yate Loon 12SL or Scythe SFlexE (Both at 7V)?
Replies: 10
Views: 3298

Ok. So the YL push more air then at 7V than the SFlex do? Again, I'm trying to get these fans running at 7V using the 7V adapter trick. No motherboard connections, no fan controllers, etc. I was just wondering if the SFlex were pushing more air or not at 7V compared to the YL, and if they did, if th...
by thetoad30
Sun Feb 03, 2008 9:49 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Yate Loon 12SL or Scythe SFlexE (Both at 7V)?
Replies: 10
Views: 3298

Honestly, I don't really want to use a fan controller. It's more to wire up, more to fail, and the only one I would get would be the one from Scythe, but I cannot find one locally that ships for a reasonable price... But I have thought about that... I just wish it were feasible for me... Thanks for ...
by thetoad30
Sun Feb 03, 2008 5:44 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Yate Loon 12SL or Scythe SFlexE (Both at 7V)?
Replies: 10
Views: 3298

Just what sort of fan control will you use? The YL will be turning more rpms at the same voltage than the Scythe. In order to get the YL quieter, you need to run less voltage. If your controller uses PWM, the fans usually will start ok at low voltages, but each fan suffers from PWM induced noise, w...
by thetoad30
Sun Feb 03, 2008 2:43 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Yate Loon 12SL or Scythe SFlexE (Both at 7V)?
Replies: 10
Views: 3298

Yate Loon 12SL or Scythe SFlexE (Both at 7V)?

All, I've been trying to bone up on new air cooling technology since I've been water cooling for the past two or three years. In the old days Nexus was the fan of choice, until the YL became more previlant in the retail channels. Now, however, I'm stuck with a conundrum. I am not sure if I should ru...
by thetoad30
Sun Jan 27, 2008 1:42 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: 90 degree bends in water cooling?
Replies: 7
Views: 4953

Yeah, I'd agree that if you only have a PSU exhausting the case, I'd definately be careful. My PSU runs at 800 RPM all the time, but it's inside the P182 lower chamber with a YL on 7V and two 1TB Seagates. I would also consider trying to keep your HDD above the PSU in this situation, as I think that...
by thetoad30
Sat Jan 26, 2008 1:00 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: 90 degree bends in water cooling?
Replies: 7
Views: 4953

I currently have a Swiftech MCP655, a Swiftech MCW60 on an EVGA 8800GT SSC, and a D-Tek Fuzion on an Intel E6700. Pump is set at lowest speed (1), and all fans in my system (two YL DS-12L for the P182 and three for the ThermoChill PA120.3 mounted external) are at 7V. I have six 90 degree bends in my...
by thetoad30
Sun Jan 20, 2008 7:47 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja/Ninja Copper Baseplate and S1 cooling
Replies: 10
Views: 3672

Ninja/Ninja Copper Baseplate and S1 cooling

All, After water cooling for a few years, I think I've decided to go back to air cooling. It's not that I don't love the water cooling and the silence, but that I just don't have the time or patience anymore for maintenance or for the degree of difficulty that water cooling adds when trying to repla...
by thetoad30
Thu Jul 12, 2007 1:04 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Thermochill G3/8" (BSPP Threaded) 1/2" Elbow Barbs
Replies: 6
Views: 5575

Thank you very much, all.

I appreciate all the help.

Marci, that link is great, too, but I wish it were in the USA so I wouldn't have to pay VAT or conversion fees on my credit cards (the conversion fees are the worst... robbery I tell you).
by thetoad30
Sun Jul 01, 2007 2:05 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Which fan filters are best for noise/dust reduction?
Replies: 2
Views: 1451

Which fan filters are best for noise/dust reduction?

Hello, I'm trying to figure out which fan filters will be the best and still keep dust and noise low. I'm looking at the aluminum metal mesh filters, and the basic plastic and foam filters. They will go on front of Nexus 120mm fans at 7v that are sucking through the filters and blowing onto a radiat...
by thetoad30
Thu Jun 28, 2007 9:52 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Any Feed back on ProVantage
Replies: 3
Views: 2945

Sometimes Provantage likes to gouge you on shipping costs... so make sure to factor that into your decision. That's probably my primary complaint with them most times. They have GREAT prices, until you factor that into the equation. Not too sure about customer service - I had a battery shipped by th...
by thetoad30
Mon Jun 25, 2007 1:27 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Thermochill G3/8" (BSPP Threaded) 1/2" Elbow Barbs
Replies: 6
Views: 5575

That's pretty much what I'm looking for.

How do I tell if it's BSPP threaded though? I know here in the states the NPT is the standard.

That's why I posted... been to numerous places like ACE, Lowes, Home Depot, etc, and all carry NPT not BSPP...

Thank you.
by thetoad30
Sun Jun 24, 2007 8:59 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Thermochill G3/8" (BSPP Threaded) 1/2" Elbow Barbs
Replies: 6
Views: 5575

Thermochill G3/8" (BSPP Threaded) 1/2" Elbow Barbs

All, I'm looking for some G3/8" (BSPP) threaded 1/2" elbow barbs that I can use for my Thermochill radiator. Brass or plastic ok. Tried McMaster Carr, FrozenCPU, Moddersmart, Jab-Tech, DangerDen, D-Tek, Swiftech, and Thermochill, but no one seems to have these things. Anyone have any idea where to g...
by thetoad30
Sat Jun 23, 2007 9:52 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Calling all P182 owners
Replies: 8
Views: 4009

Wow. Thanks! Now to see if my current system would be able to be adjusted to fit in this case (currently my cabling and tubing isn't so tidy).

Thank you very much for all of your help. I really appreciate it!
by thetoad30
Sat Jun 23, 2007 9:44 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Calling all P182 owners
Replies: 8
Views: 4009

Wow! That's a long card now that I can visualize it! Thanks again for responding so quickly! I really appreciate it! One last question (I hope!): Will the water-cooling openings take 1/2" tubing easily? I ask "easily" because I have a fan cable I need to pass through there with the tubing. It's the ...
by thetoad30
Sat Jun 23, 2007 9:30 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Calling all P182 owners
Replies: 8
Views: 4009

Thanks for that response. Will filing or drilling through the rear portion cause the "layers" to separate or somehow resonate? Last thing I want to do is ruin the dampening effect this case has. I have a P180 currently and was just looking for a bit of an upgrade for my water cooling and such. Was e...
by thetoad30
Sat Jun 23, 2007 9:10 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Calling all P182 owners
Replies: 8
Views: 4009

Thanks for the response. I have another question. Currently, I mount my ThermoChill PA120.3 radiator off of the rear fan. I do this by using really long screws to go through my fan, through the case holes, into the radiator fan, then into the shroud. This has worked well with the P180. However, look...
by thetoad30
Fri Jun 22, 2007 8:08 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Calling all P182 owners
Replies: 8
Views: 4009

Calling all P182 owners

All, I need to know how easy/difficult it is to remove the fans in the P182. I plan on replacing them with black Yate Loons as they are quieter and more reliable than the Antecs at low (I have three P180s and every Antec TriCool I've used on low has failed). I want the newer case because of the wate...