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by warriorpoet
Sat Jun 17, 2006 4:38 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Silverstone Tundra TD01: A passive watercooling system
Replies: 23
Views: 48915

zds wrote:
warriorpoet wrote:Tubing size does have very little impact on performance (although 1/8" to 3/8" is much more dramatic than 3/8" to 1/2").
You meant 1/4", not 1/8", right?
Ha, you're right. I should think when I type :P

corrections made
by warriorpoet
Fri Jun 16, 2006 1:20 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Silverstone Tundra TD01: A passive watercooling system
Replies: 23
Views: 48915

Pete, the only reason to change the size of tubing is to reduce restriction, thus improving flow rate. Going to a bigger tube actually reduces "velocity", but from a performance standpoint that impact is trivial. But you're right...it's impact on total system flow rate is small (much smaller than m...
by warriorpoet
Fri Jun 16, 2006 1:08 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Silverstone Tundra TD01: A passive watercooling system
Replies: 23
Views: 48915

Pretty, but I doubt it will perform very well. Caveats: 1. 1/8" tubing= low flow 2. tube-style radiator= inferior performance to flat-tubed heatercore style rads 3. y-connector= additional (unnecessary restriction) and lower flow 4. less apparent surface area than a reserator, and less than optimal...
by warriorpoet
Thu Jun 15, 2006 2:42 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Graphics Card Dilemma
Replies: 9
Views: 2505

I may be off on the DX10 implementation. Whispers have it this will happen as early as Q1 2007. MS seems to really be pushing it this time... Source: http://theinquirer.net/?article=32438 R600 tidbit: http://theinquirer.net/?article=32387 BFG 7900GTX links: Monarch Tiger-$40 rebate zipzoomfly w/ fre...
by warriorpoet
Wed Jun 14, 2006 2:50 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Silverstone Tundra TD01: A passive watercooling system
Replies: 23
Views: 48915

Pretty, but I doubt it will perform very well. Caveats: 1. edit: 1/4" tubing= low flow 2. tube-style radiator= inferior performance to flat-tubed heatercore style rads 3. y-connector= additional (unnecessary restriction) and lower flow 4. less apparent surface area than a reserator, and less than op...
by warriorpoet
Wed Jun 14, 2006 2:38 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Is the CSP-MAG ok to run on it's own?
Replies: 9
Views: 4187

The cheapest decent pump for performance/noise is likely going to be either a Laing DDC /Swiftech MCP350, Laing D5/ Swiftech MCP655, or an AquaXtreme 50z (found at cooltechnica). If you can spare a few $ jump for a DDC with a plexiglass top conversion (found at Alphacool or Performance-PCs); it has ...
by warriorpoet
Wed Jun 14, 2006 2:31 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Swiftech MCP350/Laing DDC, my opinion.[UPDATE with pics]
Replies: 32
Views: 23608

Just go with a t-line. None of the noise, hassle, leak potential or routing issues of a res. Most often better performance, too.

for more info:
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/sho ... hp?t=54331
see#6
by warriorpoet
Wed Jun 14, 2006 2:20 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: x1900xt, neither cool nor quiet in stock trim
Replies: 26
Views: 7988

halcyon wrote:HIS is finally coming out with a X1900 card that has a non-stock cooler:

http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=30317

Let's hope it's equally good (or not worse) than their previous efforts.
meh, I doubt it beats H2o
by warriorpoet
Wed Jun 14, 2006 2:17 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Graphics Card Dilemma
Replies: 9
Views: 2505

I guess if you consider the OS interface dx9 compatible, thats all kosher then. I focus on gaming though. and there's no card that accomplishes that yet. Games that require DX10 for any significant performance/visual improvement are estimated to be ~2 years away. That said, I'll be in line for a fu...
by warriorpoet
Wed Jun 14, 2006 2:05 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Me and my HOT gaming rig. P180 case and questions...
Replies: 8
Views: 2898

Wall o' Fans at 5v and under ambient DBa ATM. :)

The nB and sB stay pretty cool thanks to the front fan blowing on them, and the Thermalright HR-05 on the nB doesn't hurt ;)
by warriorpoet
Wed Jun 14, 2006 2:03 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: What to use instead of water: a different idea.
Replies: 12
Views: 4560

deionized distilled water conducts electricty as much as fluid xp initially, which is none. However, there is always going to be a small amount of electroconduction beween differing metals, even those as similar as copper and brass. So, over time everything becomes conductive, including fluid xp. P...
by warriorpoet
Fri Jun 09, 2006 5:34 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: What to use instead of water: a different idea.
Replies: 12
Views: 4560

95% deionized distilled water (non-conductive as anything that claims to be)
5% zerex racing coolant

Best temps I've ever experienced, and the guys over at Xtreme Systems swear by it.
by warriorpoet
Fri Jun 09, 2006 4:51 pm
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: Two loons, a papst, and a coolermaster
Replies: 36
Views: 63258

No prob, I'll just continue enjoying your input over at XS...

where did you find that meter?
by warriorpoet
Fri Jun 09, 2006 4:36 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Graphics Card Dilemma
Replies: 9
Views: 2505

Vista will utilize both true DX 10 and alternate DX 9.0c paths. Aero Glass, Vista's highest-end option has been verified compatible with DX9 hardware.

Reference ATi Catalyst driver support for further info.
by warriorpoet
Fri Jun 09, 2006 4:17 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Me and my HOT gaming rig. P180 case and questions...
Replies: 8
Views: 2898

I had the same problem. Here's how I solved it: http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y44/jpook730/BIGTS3600321.jpg http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y44/jpook730/BIGTS3600221.jpg edit: before H2o, I ran a Scythe SCNJ-1000 for a while on the cpu. I found the best mix of cooling for the CPU, GPU and the mo...
by warriorpoet
Wed Apr 05, 2006 10:36 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Ideal Fan for Liberty 620w Swap
Replies: 0
Views: 727

Ideal Fan for Liberty 620w Swap

I just purchased a Liberty 620w, and while it's not exactly noisy in my P180, it's not as quiet as the faulty NeoHE it replaces.

1. Does anyone know the RPM/CFM of the OEM fan?
2. What is the best quiet replacement without losing (much) cooling performance?

Thanks
by warriorpoet
Mon Apr 03, 2006 9:12 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec NeoHE "High-Efficiency"
Replies: 606
Views: 411751

Add the Asus A8R32-MVP to the list of motherboards incompatible with a Rev.1 Antec NeoHE 500 System Specs: Case: Antec P180 PSU: Antec NeoHE 500 (Soon to be replaced by a 620w Enermax Liberty. You'll see why 620w in a second) Mobo: Asus A8R32-MVP CPU: Opteron 170 @2.6 GHz RAM: 2Gb Patriot PC3200 @ 4...
by warriorpoet
Wed Mar 01, 2006 6:59 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Thermalright V-1 Revision
Replies: 44
Views: 13722

Changed my mind on the V-1 Ultra (still not out). I'm going H2o instead, look for Swiftech MCW60 review shortly.
by warriorpoet
Sun Feb 26, 2006 7:21 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: replacement cooler for 1900xt
Replies: 18
Views: 4840

I can't remember the site, but some guys made the stock fan pretty amazing with a few modifications. If i recall, they removed the heat sink, and used some fluid to eat away and at the grooved surface of the gpu block, and made it completely smooth. They did the same for the memory contacts. They t...
by warriorpoet
Sat Feb 25, 2006 7:03 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Is there a freaking fanless heatsink for high end cards?
Replies: 47
Views: 23240

How about H2o? I'm getting tired of waiting on Thermalright/Arctic Cooling/Zalman to release their x1900xt compatible coolers. It's tempting to construct a contained GPU loop just for kicks.
by warriorpoet
Thu Feb 23, 2006 6:27 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: V1 Ultra in a P180?
Replies: 7
Views: 2289

I've been toying with the idea of getting a V1 Ultra for my 7800 GT CO. One thing I've thought of trying is to put a 120mm fan in front of the card -- towards the front of the case, in other words. My thinking is that it would direct air at both heat sinks and towards the rear 120mm fan, and take s...
by warriorpoet
Wed Feb 15, 2006 2:26 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Tricool on XP-120?
Replies: 5
Views: 1923

Run it at low speed. The temperature difference between the two, in my experience, is 2-3c; the difference in perceived noise levels, monumental.
by warriorpoet
Sun Feb 12, 2006 7:53 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Jab-tech Fans
Replies: 16
Views: 5272

I, too, heartily recommend them. In fact, I've found many of their "package" deals with a heatsink/fan combo cost as much as $10 less shipped than the next cheapest (in a good way) competitor. Tunaround and shipping are, as well, exemplary. Now, enough higher-level writing on a message board; back t...
by warriorpoet
Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:17 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Panaflo FBA08T12L (L1A) 80x15mm fan input
Replies: 3
Views: 1382

Rory Buszka wrote:They're not Hypro bearings. They are Hydro-Wave. There's a difference. Hypro is used by Adda and is another type of variation on the sleeve bearing.
Whoops, my mistake. Thanks for the correction.

Post has been edited for accuracy.
by warriorpoet
Tue Feb 07, 2006 5:44 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Panaflo FBA08T12L (L1A) 80x15mm fan input
Replies: 3
Views: 1382

I went with the L1A for testing/repeatability purposes (from Jab-Tech, they guarantee Japanese), but I'm still interested in others' experiences with this fan.

Review of the V-1 Ultra pending release of the x1900xt compatibility revision.
by warriorpoet
Tue Feb 07, 2006 5:41 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 9600PRO Fan: How much noise?
Replies: 18
Views: 4506

Why not replace the stock fan with a zalman vf700 alcu? You could easily run it at 5v with that GPU and it'd be well-nigh silent.
by warriorpoet
Tue Feb 07, 2006 5:16 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Thermalright V-1 Revision
Replies: 44
Views: 13722

Mr Evil wrote:
mynameisyoung wrote:Does the V-1 Ultra support 25mm fans? As far as I can see from pictures is that it uses screws... so I guess you'll just need a different type of screw?
I just got one today and yes, it is no problem to fit a thicker fan on there with longer screws.
Results! We demand results! :D
by warriorpoet
Tue Feb 07, 2006 4:03 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Panaflo FBA08T12L (L1A) 80x15mm fan input
Replies: 3
Views: 1382

Panaflo FBA08T12L (L1A) 80x15mm fan input

This fan is 80x15mm, which is perfect for my upcoming Thermalright V-1 Ultra test. However, I've not had any experience with this model and am wondering if anyone has additional input. Some reference numbers (manufacturer's list): Panasonic FBA08T12L (hydro-wave bearing): Dimensions: 80x15mm CFM: 21...
by warriorpoet
Tue Feb 07, 2006 11:42 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: x1900xt, neither cool nor quiet in stock trim
Replies: 26
Views: 7988

A 256MB 7800GTX with a Zalman VF700 AlCu at 5V will idle at 50C and load at 75C in a case with 1 120 Nexus at 7V and a hot CPU. I used to run that setup. I dunno what Nvidia did but the 7800gtx's are great powerful cards that can be cooled easily and silently. The GTX 256 is a good card, but is com...