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by krick
Sat Nov 22, 2008 2:21 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Trim to cover sharp edges after case mod
Replies: 10
Views: 4803

I think I might try something a little different. Since I'm making round holes, I should probably be using rubber grommets instead of trim. I found this page that sells a lot of different sizes... http://cableorganizer.com/grommet/ I'm thinking that the best size for my application is this one... OM...
by krick
Sat Nov 22, 2008 1:55 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Accelero S1 + Turbo Module using my 9800 GT fan header?
Replies: 4
Views: 2074

AFAIK the video cards don't use a 3-pin connector, but a 4-pin one for a PWM fan. IMO you could damage the card by plugging the Turbo module into a 4-pin header (are you sure it's possible?). But it should work fine plugged into a motherboard 3-pin header or a fan controller. Of course, the card wo...
by krick
Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:26 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Trim to cover sharp edges after case mod
Replies: 10
Views: 4803

This stuff works great, been using it for years: http://www.bestbyteinc.com/CMO-WIN-CSM.html Is it plastic or rubber? How tight of a radius can it fit? I'm going to be punching some 1.25 inch diameter holes in my motherboard tray for wire routing, and I need something to line the inside of the holes.
by krick
Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:21 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Accelero S1 + Turbo Module using my 9800 GT fan header?
Replies: 4
Views: 2074

Accelero S1 + Turbo Module using my 9800 GT fan header?

I picked up a Palit 9800 GT... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814261024 ...along with an Arctic Cooling Accelero S1 Rev.2 and the "turbo module"... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186016 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186021 T...
by krick
Thu Nov 20, 2008 1:35 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Trim to cover sharp edges after case mod
Replies: 10
Views: 4803

Trim to cover sharp edges after case mod

I'm going to be making some modifications to an Antec NSK3480 case.

I'm looking for rubber trim to cover the sharp edges from my cuts.

Can someone recommend something and a place to purchase it?
by krick
Mon Nov 17, 2008 6:51 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: coolest gaming card: Radeon HD 4830 vs Geforce 9800GT
Replies: 22
Views: 5853

I recently got bored and put all my old invoices in a spreadsheet. I was embarassed to have spent $295 on a 7800GT video card 3 years ago when they were brand new. I NEVER buy anything at the top of the curve anymore. I bought a Creative 3D Blaster Annihilator Pro GeForce 256 DDR back in the day fo...
by krick
Sun Nov 16, 2008 9:17 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: coolest gaming card: Radeon HD 4830 vs Geforce 9800GT
Replies: 22
Views: 5853

I ordered all my parts yesterday... Directron: $127.99 Asus P5E-VM HDMI Motherboard Retail $129.99 Intel Core 2 Duo E7300 BX80571E7300 Retail $ 23.99 Samsung SH-S223F SATA 22x DVD Burner OEM $ 59.99 WD Caviar GP 500GB SATA Hard Drive HD-WD5000AACS OEM $ 24.99 Arctic Cooling Accelero S1 Rev.2 VGA coo...
by krick
Sun Nov 16, 2008 9:15 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: coolest gaming card: Radeon HD 4830 vs Geforce 9800GT
Replies: 22
Views: 5853

Is there something about the P5E-VM HDMI that you really like? It has the Intel GMA on it, that will go unused. It also has as an older gen audio chip. 9800GT - pick one with a decent warranty and doesn't mind you tinkering with the heatsink :D I'm going with the P5E-VM HDMI for several reasons.. 1...
by krick
Sat Nov 15, 2008 10:26 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: coolest gaming card: Radeon HD 4830 vs Geforce 9800GT
Replies: 22
Views: 5853

Powercolor HD3850 - $125 http://www.directron.com/ag3850512md3.html I can't say if it's quiet though. But it seems you're pretty much set on buying a new computer so... :P That won't work in my current case since the heatsink sticks up over the top of the card. If I could just buy a new video card ...
by krick
Sat Nov 15, 2008 10:01 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: coolest gaming card: Radeon HD 4830 vs Geforce 9800GT
Replies: 22
Views: 5853

Firstly I would suggest a Thermalright HR01+ in a NSK 3480 over a Ninja due to it's smaller size and roughly equal performance - and if you can find one a HIS 4850 with the dual slot cooler that blows the heat out the back . I am using Thermalright SI-128 SE coolers in my 3480s but would not recomm...
by krick
Sat Nov 15, 2008 9:37 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: coolest gaming card: Radeon HD 4830 vs Geforce 9800GT
Replies: 22
Views: 5853

Incidentally, how does the HD 3850 compare to the HD 3860? I see that Newegg sells both in AGP. HD3860? I think you're mistaken, there is no HD3860, perhaps you're referring to the HD3650? But you might be right. Your CPU could be a bottleneck (alongside the video card). After a quick search it see...
by krick
Sat Nov 15, 2008 8:45 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: coolest gaming card: Radeon HD 4830 vs Geforce 9800GT
Replies: 22
Views: 5853

If you're happy with your current system there is no need to replace it. A simple video card upgrade ought to do it :) I'm very happy with my current system, but I'm not certain the video card is the bottleneck. I'd hate to drop $100+ on a new video card and cooling solution and still get crappy fr...
by krick
Fri Nov 14, 2008 9:09 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: coolest gaming card: Radeon HD 4830 vs Geforce 9800GT
Replies: 22
Views: 5853

My suggestion would be to save your money and just upgrade your video card (assuming it's a PCI-e slot and not agp). The 7600GS is your biggest and probably sole bottleneck. If it turns out you need more horsepower for other things, then you can always build a new system, eh? Unfortunately, my syst...
by krick
Fri Nov 14, 2008 6:22 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: coolest gaming card: Radeon HD 4830 vs Geforce 9800GT
Replies: 22
Views: 5853

coolest gaming card: Radeon HD 4830 vs Geforce 9800GT

My current system has an overclocked Pentium M @ 2.2 GHz and a Geforce 7600GS. My system was designed to be as quiet as possible using a fanless video card and a Zalman flower type cooler with a very large, undervolted fan. It's all packed into an extremely compact Superflower/TTGI TT-101 case, seen...
by krick
Wed Jul 26, 2006 1:23 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ducting a 7000Alcu, blowing the hot air up! *PICS*
Replies: 5
Views: 2897

What camera did you use to take your pictures? They're fantastic.
by krick
Tue Jul 11, 2006 6:18 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: looking for a decent short-depth optical drive for my HTPC
Replies: 5
Views: 1919

looking for a decent short-depth optical drive for my HTPC

Can anyone recommend a decent short-depth optical drive with a black bezel for my m-ATX HTPC case? The case will fit a full length drive but I'd like to have a little more room to try to squeeze in a quieter Zalman "flower" type cooler. In this pic, you can see how the back of the DVD-ROM drive intr...
by krick
Wed Jun 28, 2006 1:48 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: looking for an affordable _COMPACT_ ATX case with 120mm fans
Replies: 7
Views: 2631

Sohjen wrote:They are basically the same case, except that the Solo doesn't come with a power supply or stealth drive bays.
Sweet. I hate the stealth drive bays anyway and the NEO power supply on the P150 is a piece of excrement.
by krick
Wed Jun 28, 2006 1:41 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: looking for an affordable _COMPACT_ ATX case with 120mm fans
Replies: 7
Views: 2631

autoboy wrote:Antec Solo or P150
Are they the same case? They look very similar.
by krick
Wed Jun 28, 2006 12:27 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cases with 120mm fans
Replies: 272
Views: 430687

I'd like to see a few bullet points about each case that indicate some of the strengths, weaknesses, and interesting features that might help someone make a decision. Of particular interest to me is the physical size of the case. In my opinion, the Antec Sonata is probably the holy grail of cases fr...
by krick
Wed Jun 28, 2006 11:07 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: looking for an affordable _COMPACT_ ATX case with 120mm fans
Replies: 7
Views: 2631

looking for an affordable _COMPACT_ ATX case with 120mm fans

The computer I built for my girlfriend a few years ago is using the case pictured on this site... http://www.brian1.net/computers/917j/ Despite the complaints from the reviewer, it has been a great case for my needs. The problem is that I recently added a 80GB raid mirror (2 drives) to her computer ...
by krick
Wed May 03, 2006 1:42 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Low power system not booting with high efficiency PSU?!
Replies: 84
Views: 125050

Mike, I hope you'll let us know when the new crop of high-efficiency power supplies becomes available that doesn't need third-party modifications to work. I don't think this issue is a widespread as you might perceive. There are lots of people building systems with these supplies (like myself) with...
by krick
Mon May 01, 2006 9:43 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Low power system not booting with high efficiency PSU?!
Replies: 84
Views: 125050

Re: Load Resistor - would this work?

That's overkill, it's a high precision resistor.... not necessary for such a "dumb" application. Try this one for 39 cents . Any electronics parts store should have them -- even your local radio shack. http://www.partsexpress.com/images/016-022m.jpg Yeah, I know it's a little overkill but I like th...
by krick
Mon May 01, 2006 8:11 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Low power system not booting with high efficiency PSU?!
Replies: 84
Views: 125050

Re: Load Resistor - would this work?

Would this work?... You could make something like this yourself -- all you need is a ~25ohm 10W resistor + spare 4-pin molex plug like the one picture. That would pull ~6W (0.5A) on the 12V line, which is enough (in combination with whatever else is in the PC) to provide the minimum 12V load for PS...
by krick
Fri Apr 28, 2006 6:15 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Low power system not booting with high efficiency PSU?!
Replies: 84
Views: 125050

Load Resistor - would this work?

Would this work?... http://www.pcpowercooling.com/products/viewproduct.php?show=VLR http://www.pcpower.com/images/products/b/VLR_photo_01_3848.jpg I know it's meant to plug into the +5v line, but you could easily move the pins so that it plugs into the +12v line. However, it might not be big enough....