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by warriorpoet
Wed Dec 28, 2005 2:08 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Why are people still buying the NeoHE?
Replies: 36
Views: 10205

Wow, I can't believe people are still buying these. They're bad power supplies, end of story. It's not just the Asus MB's they have problems with, either, so let's stop propogating that nonsense. I don't know why people keep bothering with Antec to try to get it working unless you can't get your mo...
by warriorpoet
Mon Dec 26, 2005 7:40 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Talk Me Out Of It
Replies: 16
Views: 6855

I'd avoid a chipset block and use a heatpipe based cooler instead. chipset water blocks tend to be more restrictive in the loop in low flow systems (which yours will likely be if you undervolt your pump to keep it quiet). Also, try to avoid using 90 degree elbows. They too restrict the flow and red...
by warriorpoet
Mon Dec 26, 2005 7:02 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Talk Me Out Of It
Replies: 16
Views: 6855

Interesting self configured kit, let me know how it stacks up in the above system: CPU: Danger Den TDX Block VGA: Danger Den Maze4 Chipset: Danger Den Maze4 Fitting: 3/8 OD Additional: Series 2 GPU tiedown Pump+Reservoir: Swiftech MCRES-1000P Radiator: Swiftech MCR120 x2 Misc.: 90 degree fittings x4...
by warriorpoet
Mon Dec 26, 2005 4:16 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Talk Me Out Of It
Replies: 16
Views: 6855

Without a doubt i'd say ditch the watercooling system and stick with air. [snip] (BTW what components are you planning on putting in this system) Planned Upgrade: Mobo: trusty ABit AN8 Ultra CPU: Opteron 170 HDD: Samsung P120 250Gb PSU: Antec Neo HE500 (already have it) VGA: ATI x1800xt 512Mb/ R580...
by warriorpoet
Mon Dec 26, 2005 9:01 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Talk Me Out Of It
Replies: 16
Views: 6855

Things that attracted me to this Kit: 1. Cheap- only $251 shipped with CPU, GPU, chipset cooling 2. Good reviews on the CPU Block 3. Eheim pump 4. Less tubing mess with integrated reservoir 5. High-flow, low impedance radiator design 6. Everything is included (clamps, tubes, etc.) Things I do not li...
by warriorpoet
Mon Dec 26, 2005 7:14 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Talk Me Out Of It
Replies: 16
Views: 6855

Talk Me Out Of It

This is the one.

The kit that finally has convinced me to stop struggling with air and give in to the "dark side" of watercooling.

I have big plans this spring for a truly mega-quiet PC, and this will be an integral part.

So, talk me out of it.
by warriorpoet
Thu Dec 22, 2005 12:40 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Howling nVidia 6800
Replies: 12
Views: 2851

Oh, the options! A Dell XPS 400 with Dual P4's 2G RAM Dual 160 Hard Drives nVidia geForce 6800 video card Generic Dell single tuner (ATI) Yeah, um, I think I located the source of your intense heat. Do you need a furnace with that thing running? :P The higher the temps, the higher the noise. I'd be...
by warriorpoet
Thu Dec 22, 2005 12:17 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Thermalright V-1 Revision
Replies: 44
Views: 13729

koegs wrote:Is this a One-Slot-Solution? I mean, is the pci-slot next to the PCIe-16x-Slot still usable?
It's close. The heatsink may come in contact with the PCI card in some configs, but not others. Of course, it goes without saying that an empty PCI slot=cooler temps.
by warriorpoet
Tue Dec 20, 2005 4:15 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Slim PCI-E mostly silent card ?
Replies: 1
Views: 929

Re: Slim PCI-E mostly silent card ?

Hello, I just got a shuttle (st20g5) and the pci-e slot is sandwiched between the pci slot (which I'd like to use, so a passive card is not possible) and the side of the case (which I don't want to cut, so a vf700 or silencer is not possible either). Any recommendation for an ati x800 card which is...
by warriorpoet
Tue Dec 20, 2005 3:54 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Two NV Silencer for 7800GTX questions
Replies: 11
Views: 2415

So I ordered one and it came yesterday. I was pretty underwhelmed with the details, but I still like the overall idea of cool and exhaust out of the case. What bugs me is the extensive use of white thermal pads-- I didn't actually want to take my Zalman off, since that would mean $10 for more of th...
by warriorpoet
Tue Dec 20, 2005 3:48 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Howling nVidia 6800
Replies: 12
Views: 2851

if there are no other slots that look exactly the same as the one the tuner is currently in, uve got two choises: a) take out the tuner card and not use it. install a 3rd party cooler on the gfx card b) live with the noise c) remove both the tuner and the video card, replace them both with an ATI A...
by warriorpoet
Tue Dec 20, 2005 3:37 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec TX640B/SLK3800B - How good are they?
Replies: 5
Views: 2034

My comp: Case: Antec SLK3000B (SLK3800B with the PSU swapped) PSU: Antec Neo HE500 Mobo: ABit AN8 Ultra CPU: Athlon64 3200+ @ 2.4GHz (never gets above 42C, how is that hot?) Heatsink: Thermalright SI-120 w/ Nexus 120mm VGA: Leadtek 6800GT w/ NV Silencer 5 Rev.3 My impressions of the SLK3800B (back w...
by warriorpoet
Tue Dec 20, 2005 3:20 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: A motherboard to last 4-5 years
Replies: 55
Views: 16378

Also, note that AMD dual-cores are surprisingly energy efficient:

source:
Tom's Hardware Guide
AnandTech
by warriorpoet
Tue Dec 20, 2005 3:03 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: A motherboard to last 4-5 years
Replies: 55
Views: 16378

warriorpoet - Your suggestions could clearly put together a very nice system. You obviously have the ABit AN8 Ultra motherboard. Do you also have the P150 and if so, do they play nicely together? The P150 looks like a very nice case, and on paper, the NeoHE is a good power supply, but there are obv...
by warriorpoet
Mon Dec 19, 2005 4:56 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: A motherboard to last 4-5 years
Replies: 55
Views: 16378

My $.02 or how I would spend your money Mobo: ABit AN8 Ultra: SATA II, socket 939, NF4 Ultra, PCI-e, silent heatpiped northbridge, stable and highly overclockable (can you tell I love mine?) $116 CPU: single core- Opteron 146 (2.0GHz, 10x mult., 1Mb L2 cache) $175 , or dual-core- Athlon 64 x2 3800+ ...
by warriorpoet
Mon Dec 19, 2005 3:08 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Pentium D Overclocked - XP90 or XP120?
Replies: 9
Views: 2557

The SI-120 works very well in the SLK3000B; you just need to trim the CAG if you want to use it. I've noted better temperature results all around in my SLK with the TAC duct removed due to improved airflow. Also, keep in mind that the chipset radiators require some airflow, the SI/XP-120 blow cool a...
by warriorpoet
Fri Dec 16, 2005 4:00 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Venice 3200+ Stepping 6 running hot....help...
Replies: 18
Views: 4633

I couldnt see how to fit the naked radiator to the board? there was only one side with a small 1mm flange exposed that could be used to attach ? Can you explain your paper washer technique further, thanks. Place a paper motherboard mount washer under the screw meant to hold the aluminum shroud, scr...
by warriorpoet
Fri Dec 16, 2005 3:43 pm
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: Arctic Cooling NV Silencer 5 Rev.3
Replies: 50
Views: 46191

actually, how about an incredibly detailed guide of the whole mess

Expectation=Exceeded ;)
by warriorpoet
Wed Dec 14, 2005 5:13 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Venice 3200+ Stepping 6 running hot....help...
Replies: 18
Views: 4633

I was planning on installing the nexus inbetween the front (plastic) face and metal case. As the suspension i have setup for my HDD doesnt allow for the fan to be installed internally. With the shape of the grill (convex on outside) it will make it hard to install the fan. I could just slow the thi...
by warriorpoet
Wed Dec 14, 2005 4:50 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: A64-X2 vs Opteron
Replies: 6
Views: 2207

NOPE! opteron dual cores cost LESS than x2. they also have a better built memory controller many tech report places say. amd is squashing them asap however if you read on the theregister.com they just are way too good. Opterons cost more per MHz i.e. x2 3800+ @ 2.0GHz is $322; opteron 170 @ 2.0GHz ...
by warriorpoet
Wed Dec 14, 2005 4:47 pm
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: Arctic Cooling NV Silencer 5 Rev.3
Replies: 50
Views: 46191

Can't you use the NiBiTor(sp?) BIOS editor to change the fan speed settings in the BIOS on nVidia cards ? Haven't tried this myself, but if you change them in the bios they would apply without any form of software/driver communication. Ofcourse as always when modding BIOS's with third party tools.....
by warriorpoet
Sun Dec 11, 2005 8:41 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: A64-X2 vs Opteron
Replies: 6
Views: 2207

Supposedly the Opterons undergo a more strenuous verification process since they are designed to be used in 24/7 servers. Some have therefore suggested that the Opterons may have more overclocking headroom. Otherwise they are exactly the same - same core, same revision, everything. Not entirely tru...
by warriorpoet
Sun Dec 11, 2005 8:32 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Venice 3200+ Stepping 6 running hot....help...
Replies: 18
Views: 4633

I have 2 nexus fans sitting idle. I ordered them as back up if my 2 fan system failed =). I think i will remove the front intake grill from the case, install the intake nexus and the xp120 nexus. i have a few questions: Was it hard to remove the NB heatsink ? Does the heatpipe get in the way ? As f...
by warriorpoet
Sun Dec 11, 2005 7:59 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Asus Extreme N7800GTX TOP/2DHTV - how quiet is it really??
Replies: 5
Views: 1822

Re: Asus Extreme N7800GTX TOP/2DHTV - how quiet is it really

Webmonkey wrote: And how much does this exhaust contribute to lower case temperature???
a lot, in my case.
by warriorpoet
Sun Dec 11, 2005 7:57 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Two NV Silencer for 7800GTX questions
Replies: 11
Views: 2415

I have a PCI card two slots down in my machine. It's a tight fit, but can be done. I'd plug the thing in to your card's fan header and set up RivaTuner to control fan speed unless your feeling frisky and are willing to do a little BIOS revision, then use NiBiTor. More info is located in the User Rev...
by warriorpoet
Sun Dec 11, 2005 7:40 pm
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: Arctic Cooling NV Silencer 5 Rev.3
Replies: 50
Views: 46191

I also have Arctic Silencer 5... it's the very first revision and it clicks like mad...the clicks coming from the fan are just way too loud... Which is why I'm weary buying another Arctic Silencer, they don't click so bad when new, but the noise increases after several months. Just a quick note. Th...
by warriorpoet
Fri Dec 09, 2005 7:35 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: OEM/Retail Athon XP/MP Heatsinks + Fan
Replies: 16
Views: 3306

Good point.

I think you may be on to something...
by warriorpoet
Fri Dec 09, 2005 7:07 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Thermalright V-1 Revision
Replies: 44
Views: 13729

I'm ordering this in a few days. Anyone want a review (something like my NV Silencer 5 Rev.3 review, located here) ?
by warriorpoet
Fri Dec 09, 2005 7:00 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: OEM/Retail Athon XP/MP Heatsinks + Fan
Replies: 16
Views: 3306

AHEM <---looky here

edit: WELCOME ABOARD!!!
by warriorpoet
Fri Dec 09, 2005 6:48 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Venice 3200+ Stepping 6 running hot....help...
Replies: 18
Views: 4633

I have nearly the same mobo/ cpu/ heatsink (SI-120)/ case combo, although my vidcard is much hotter (OCed 6800GT). My CPU temps at idle never get above 30c, at load, 42c. Case temps never exceed 37c (after NV Silencer install). Things to do: 1. Update your BIOS. Early revisions had inacurate tempera...