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by Willy Higinbotham
Sat Apr 14, 2007 1:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Old PC games
Replies: 15
Views: 6222

Woohoo! Another old skool gamer! :D As qviri said, Dosbox is the ultimate Dos games emulator. It works like a charm. Here is an add-on for Dosbox that I think you 'should' have. ;) Dfend Front end for Dosbox. Just set it up, no need to fiddle with Dosbox like mounting drives etc. Create new game pro...
by Willy Higinbotham
Sat Apr 14, 2007 11:24 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Another way to use a heatsink and a fan (image)
Replies: 5
Views: 2172

Lol, wish I could tell, I saw it on another forum. It's way funny. :D
by Willy Higinbotham
Sat Apr 14, 2007 9:11 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Thermalright HR 03 PLUS installed on a GTS card
Replies: 14
Views: 9122

Thanks a lot. Excellent photos.
by Willy Higinbotham
Sat Apr 14, 2007 7:27 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Some comments I sent to the MS Vista Team
Replies: 8
Views: 3187

Just for fun, I asked our IT guy when our company will switch to Vista. No sooner then 2009 he replied... Then you'd better make sure you have enough XP licenses to get you by until the switch within a year, since MS won't sell XP anymore after January. Good idea, but if you have read the comments ...
by Willy Higinbotham
Sat Apr 14, 2007 6:07 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Thermalright HR 03 PLUS installed on a GTS card
Replies: 14
Views: 9122

Thanks for the replies, guys. It would've been better for understanding, if you could've posted pictures of it.

But based on your replies, it looks like the regular HSI heatsink could be modded to make it fit.
by Willy Higinbotham
Sat Apr 14, 2007 12:40 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: MOTD owners unite! tell us what you're using =)
Replies: 13
Views: 5032

mcoleg wrote:not really in the order requested:

dothan 730 @ 2.6Ghz l p4c800ed l 4x512MB bh5 2-2-2-5 5:4 ~3v l Antec Neo 480 moded l 6800GT

use it as one would any other desktop pc :P - work, games, movies, etc.
That's a nice overclock on the Dothan.

Which BIOS version are you using on the P4C800ED?
by Willy Higinbotham
Fri Apr 13, 2007 2:28 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The Decomatic Model 12b
Replies: 63
Views: 25979

This is my blog entry (with picture!) at the Intel PC Design Contest web site. http://www.intelchallenge.com/category/blog/ I'm currently in third place but then again, I haven't really turned up the pimp machine yet. Please post your thoughts here. I would like to know your ideas on all this. I li...
by Willy Higinbotham
Fri Apr 13, 2007 12:17 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic support stinks!
Replies: 4
Views: 2293

You are one patient person. What kind of a kindergarten are they running there? Send a serious E-Mail to Kevin (while being polite) and give him a deadline to have the power supply picked up. Make him clear that after the deadline, you'll not get in touch with him neither by mail nor phone and you w...
by Willy Higinbotham
Fri Apr 13, 2007 3:11 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hitachi Feature Tool - enabling AAM reduced harddrive temps
Replies: 0
Views: 1100

Hitachi Feature Tool - enabling AAM reduced harddrive temps

I had this tool lying around since the very first day I got my Thinkpad laptop. Just out of curiousity I just burned it on a CD today and gave it a run. First the harddrive specifications: Hitachi 80GN Model: IC25N040ATMR04-0 4200rpm My harddrive temps, which I am measuring with Mobile Monitor, were...
by Willy Higinbotham
Thu Apr 12, 2007 6:13 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Anandtech reviews the P182 SE
Replies: 8
Views: 3876

zikje wrote:you have to keep that clean... good luck! :)
That's what microfiber towels and glass cleaners are for :D
by Willy Higinbotham
Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:12 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling obsolete?
Replies: 188
Views: 131868

double post -please delete-
by Willy Higinbotham
Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:12 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling obsolete?
Replies: 188
Views: 131868

Too bad I saw this thread so late... Watercooling vs air cooling is a really simple debate. Do you know why automobiles are water cooled besides maybe some crappy vw from the 60's? ................... While I agree with most of what you have written, but I think it's worth to mention that Porsche u...
by Willy Higinbotham
Thu Apr 12, 2007 2:49 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: How to build your own case from scratch
Replies: 15
Views: 6169

How about Polystyrene as alternative?
by Willy Higinbotham
Thu Apr 12, 2007 2:23 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Anandtech reviews the P182 SE
Replies: 8
Views: 3876

Interesting, no mention of the raised motherboard tray. And they have a nice cable salad there.

The lack of the possibility to run the wires behind the motherboard tray was one of the most criticized points of the P180.
by Willy Higinbotham
Wed Apr 11, 2007 1:11 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cases with 1 front/2 rear 120 mm fans
Replies: 10
Views: 2916

Hello Gregor & welcome to SPCR, Sure, the Antec P180 has two 120mm exhaust fans, and one 120mm intake. But, what do you have currently, that makes you think you need to leap all the way to this much air flow? Actually, having two rear exhaust fans is not a bad idea. I have a similar setup in mind. ...
by Willy Higinbotham
Wed Apr 11, 2007 12:42 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 7200 RPM, Hitachi Travelstar vs. Seagate Momentus 7200.1
Replies: 1
Views: 1655

HTE721010G9SA00 : Travelstar E7K100 series HTS721010G9SA00 : Travelstar 7K100 series Quote from Thinkpads.com forum: The E7K100 CANNOT power down to a low "idle" power state. All it can do is go into standby or sleep. FACTS: Power draw for 7K100 - http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/support/7k100/7k100.ht...
by Willy Higinbotham
Wed Apr 11, 2007 3:31 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Xclio case w/two 220mm fans. More photos....
Replies: 12
Views: 4612

Hmm, it sure looks interesting. But both fans are intake? I don't know if putting a 120mm fan at the rear would be enough to exhaust the air.

But it deserves the name "Wind Tunnel" :)
by Willy Higinbotham
Tue Apr 10, 2007 2:41 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Thermalright HR 03 PLUS installed on a GTS card
Replies: 14
Views: 9122

Thanks mattyc. I did run a search on the internet for 3rd party 8800 coolers, but it didn't yield much results. I've inspected the pictures you have uploaded (thanks for posting them btw), would I sound skeptical if I'd say that there's not 'much' room for the fan to breath fresh air (too close to t...
by Willy Higinbotham
Tue Apr 10, 2007 1:56 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Thermalright HR 03 PLUS installed on a GTS card
Replies: 14
Views: 9122

On the Thermalright website, there's a mention of a separate HSI heatsink to be used with the 8800GTS cards, which is supposed to be available since mid-March and free to existing HR-03 Plus owners. Has anyone already seen it? How does it look like? http://www.thermalright.com/a_page/main_product_hr...
by Willy Higinbotham
Sun Apr 08, 2007 10:49 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P182 at Newegg.
Replies: 3
Views: 1962

Listed on a couple of online-shops in Germany

Starting price EUR 123,49 + shipping

http://geizhals.at/deutschland/a249430.html
by Willy Higinbotham
Wed Apr 04, 2007 8:16 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: What if you have 'too many' fans in the case?
Replies: 19
Views: 10150

How embarrasing, I almost forgot this thread! I was 'busy' checking the archives here, there's so much to read and learn. I have to admit that I felt the need to re-think my project after reading the forum archive. First of all, what I have learned is that, more fans does not always equal a cooler c...
by Willy Higinbotham
Wed Apr 04, 2007 7:31 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright Ultra 120 +
Replies: 45
Views: 20020

...Sweet. And loud ! Did you notice the review was particularly careful not to reveal what fan was used on the smaller heatsink to uh, sink the Tuniq Tower? :P Oh, I'm not saying that Tuniq Tower is bad, it has already proven itself to be one of the reference HSFs on the market. No objection there....
by Willy Higinbotham
Wed Apr 04, 2007 6:26 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: PCI Express extension cable?
Replies: 9
Views: 4445

I've sent the e-mail, will report soon.
by Willy Higinbotham
Wed Apr 04, 2007 5:49 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: PCI Express extension cable?
Replies: 9
Views: 4445

Sweet, thanks for the link. That looks like it could do the job. Hmm...

Would using an extender have any effect on the data speed between the card and the slot?
by Willy Higinbotham
Wed Apr 04, 2007 5:12 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright Ultra 120 +
Replies: 45
Views: 20020

MC FLMJIG wrote:There is also an 90. Let me see if I find the link to it.

Like I always say. THermy FTW!


Thermalright Ultima-90 ES!!!
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/sho ... p?t=137838
Uh oh, looks like we have another winner there. Sweet.
by Willy Higinbotham
Wed Apr 04, 2007 3:25 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: PCI Express extension cable?
Replies: 9
Views: 4445

PCI Express extension cable?

Is there such a thing as PCI express extension cable?

I came up with the idea of relocating the VGA card to another part of an enclosure and put it in a dedicated enclosure (like a HDD silencer/cooler)

Would this work?

I'd like to hear the comments of our resident gurus on that.
by Willy Higinbotham
Wed Apr 04, 2007 2:33 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Thermalright HR-09 Mosfet Cooler
Replies: 5
Views: 2650

Thermalright HR-09 Mosfet Cooler

I was browsing the Thermalright website and noticed a new title on the left table "Mosfet Cooler" :D http://www.thermalright.com/a_page/main_product_hr_09.htm It looks like the engineers at Thermalright are working 24/7 and they are coming up with a new product every week or so :wink: Now, the big q...
by Willy Higinbotham
Mon Apr 02, 2007 8:10 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Asus P5B and Core 2 Duo E6700 cooling mystery
Replies: 20
Views: 6084

It has been reported on this thread that Noctua fans were not recommended to be used for cooling the HSF due to their low performance when they face any backpressure. Apparently there's something 'wrong' with Noctua fans that is yet to be found, since there are varying performance reports on their f...
by Willy Higinbotham
Fri Mar 30, 2007 4:25 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Noctua = Overhyped, noisy little buggers
Replies: 34
Views: 22704

I was planning to get Noctua fans both for HSF and as case fans in my upcoming build, now after reading this thread, I'm not sure anymore.

It's not easy to decide when there's too many different products to choose.