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by 1398342003
Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:00 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: ft02b+water cooling?
Replies: 8
Views: 5106

It would be better to use the 120mm fan on the outside of the case with the radiator on the inside, while still using the fan as an exhaust fan. At least this way the hot air is leaving the case, not feeding the PSU and GPU. I wouldn't recommend getting a boxed solution though. (by boxed I mean an a...
by 1398342003
Fri Feb 26, 2010 7:35 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Q. about loop configuration. single vs double
Replies: 10
Views: 5133

If you want to maximize pressure use two pumps in parallel. A Y splitter, pumps A and B, and another splitter as a joiner. 1/2" pipe is better for high pressure and high flow, but with modern blocks the difference is small. Try to avoid tight bends and 90 degree elbow joints as they impede flow, but...
by 1398342003
Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:08 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling - Bought It... Now Needing Help! xD
Replies: 6
Views: 3429

I think I misunderstood what you were trying to do. I thought that you were needing a reducer, but what you need is a smaller diameter fitting. The part I recommended needs a few inches of the larger diameter tube. The hexagonal part is integrated into the fitting, turning it counterclockwise will l...
by 1398342003
Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:06 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling - Bought It... Now Needing Help! xD
Replies: 6
Views: 3429

Compression fittings are superior to barb and clamp fittings, but both the inner and outer dimension are important with compression fittings. Barb fittings allow a wider variety of wall thicknesses. I don't have any compression fittings in my loop, but I would trust them over barb fittings. We use a...
by 1398342003
Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:16 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: 9800GTX + 1GB watercooling? (GV-N98XPZL-1GH)
Replies: 4
Views: 2970

It most likely will, but Swiftech seems to have inconsistent compatibility info. Their compatibility list shows it is designed for GF 8800s and lower, while the 'recommended accessories' lists a GF 9800 mosfet heatsink. I think it is compatible with the factory card. If your's isn't, then you may f...
by 1398342003
Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:16 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling - Bought It... Now Needing Help! xD
Replies: 6
Views: 3429

1. Many shops have 3/8" to 1/2" adapters. This one from NCIX seems to be what you need. Note that the item description is incorrect, it should be 3/8"ID to 1/2"ID, not 3/8"OD to 1/2"OD. 2. Between 2L and 4L, but it's hard to say. I recommend buying extra distilled water. 3. Compression fittings do n...
by 1398342003
Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:07 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Radiator airflow using negative pressure
Replies: 4
Views: 4003

Fan dead zone has an effect, but not an extremely large one. You could consider having the fans blow out the front instead of in, and use the side panel 120mm fan hole as the intake vent. The Thermochill 120.2 is designed to run very well with low speed/pressure fans, I'd recommend it. Assuming that...
by 1398342003
Tue Dec 29, 2009 12:29 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: 9800GTX + 1GB watercooling? (GV-N98XPZL-1GH)
Replies: 4
Views: 2970

It most likely will, but Swiftech seems to have inconsistent compatibility info. Their compatibility list shows it is designed for GF 8800s and lower, while the 'recommended accessories' lists a GF 9800 mosfet heatsink. I think it is compatible with the factory card. If your's isn't, then you may fi...
by 1398342003
Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:39 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: 9800GTX + 1GB watercooling? (GV-N98XPZL-1GH)
Replies: 4
Views: 2970

That sounds like the only solution that will work in your situation. The GV-N98XPZL-1GH doesn't appear to have any Ram cooling, but it does receive airflow from the GPU fan. Adding the BGA Ramsinks you mentioned should compensate for the reduced airflow.
by 1398342003
Fri Sep 18, 2009 11:47 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Reviewed pumps
Replies: 13
Views: 11081

Mastakilla, the D5 is a very good pump, at about half speed (on the built in controller) it can cool my overclocked Q6600 and a GTX9800. The GTX9800 has a full coverage block, and it never gets above 55C, the Q6600 has a Swiftech Storm,and peaks at 40C. And that's after 4 hours of Crysis. My radiato...
by 1398342003
Sat Aug 08, 2009 10:40 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Innovation Cooling IC Diamond 7 TIM Giveaway/Testing
Replies: 206
Views: 197736

i7 920 at 2.8GHz Zalman 9700LED with Zalam STG-1 Idle: 51c Load: 78c Megahalems with 2 S-Flex "G" fans in push/pull Idle: 40c Load: 65c This is a major improvement over my previous temps. Thank you Innovation Cooling and Mike Chin for letting me have a sample of ICD7. I'm not sure what you've done ...
by 1398342003
Sun May 31, 2009 4:29 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Innovation Cooling IC Diamond 7 TIM Giveaway/Testing
Replies: 206
Views: 197736

Q6600 2800MHz - Swiftech Storm GeForce 9800 GTX+ - Dangerden full coverage block Thermochill 120.3 - 3 1200rpm 120mm S-Flex Laing D5 All fans/pump set to max for the test. Ambient was 21C ---- Before w/AS5 Idle CPU 31C 31C 34C 34C GPU 46C Load CPU 48C 48C 50C 50C GPU 97C - overheat and reboot ---- A...
by 1398342003
Sat May 30, 2009 8:01 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Reviewed pumps
Replies: 13
Views: 11081

Reviewed pumps

I figure that we have a topic for fans, so we should have one for pumps as well. So tell us what you use and how you use it, formatted for easy reading. 1. Type of pump (Ehiem 1250, Liang D5, ect) 2. Power setting (Undervolting, Thermal control, etc.) 3. Sound characteristics (Whine, Hum, ect) 4. So...
by 1398342003
Sat May 23, 2009 6:25 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Psychic Batman!
Replies: 4
Views: 2719

I can see the fin design cross-section actually being effective over a square shape. As we know most of the air is blown through a fan is blown through near the outsides rather than the centre of the fan. This design seems embrace this, (although over elaborate) with its low centre pressure and low...
by 1398342003
Sat May 23, 2009 6:08 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Innovation Cooling IC Diamond 7 TIM: Result
Replies: 6
Views: 2010

Maybe I missed it, but what TIM were you using before?
by 1398342003
Mon May 18, 2009 6:20 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How are Asus Dvd Writers[?]
Replies: 8
Views: 2127

I haven't used LG drives in a long time, but they used to be pretty loud, which is why I switched to Asus.
by 1398342003
Mon May 18, 2009 12:16 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Noise of CPX Pro & MCP350
Replies: 6
Views: 6309

And since we're here, generally speaking, how will Black Ice GT Stealth rads perform with 800pm S-Flex(s)? I have one 240 rad and one 120 rad. Generally speaking, Black Ice radiators are designed for high air pressure. 800 RPM fans don't provide the optimal pressure for these radiators. In addition...
by 1398342003
Mon May 18, 2009 11:48 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How are Asus Dvd Writers[?]
Replies: 8
Views: 2127

I use Asus DVD drives almost exclusively, they are pretty quiet. My only Samsung drive is an external writer, I'd say the noise levels are roughly the same.
by 1398342003
Sat Oct 11, 2008 12:34 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Low Profile Graphics Cards
Replies: 5
Views: 1957

Sorry, I should have been more clear. I need a half height card, that can be either 1 or 2 slots wide. Not a full height single slot card. The case is only 3.8 inches wide, the cards have to be less than 2.5 inches from PCIe connector to the side. The 8600s are full size at about 4.2 inches.
by 1398342003
Fri Oct 10, 2008 8:22 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Low Profile Graphics Cards
Replies: 5
Views: 1957

I've found several good reviews for the 4550, and it is half height, but I can't find a store with it in stock. :(

I can't find any of the half height 8600GTs either. What brand is it? (BTW Benchmarks aren't bad, just imperfect)
by 1398342003
Thu Oct 09, 2008 9:37 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Low Profile Graphics Cards
Replies: 5
Views: 1957

Low Profile Graphics Cards

My sister wants to play some 3D games on her computer, but her system has onboard graphics which isn't powerful enough, and she has an Antec Minuet 350. (mATX) So she needs a GPU, but the card has to fit in a low profile box, a riser won't work. I was looking at the Radeon HD2400XT and the Radeon HD...
by 1398342003
Tue Jul 29, 2008 12:30 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Modu82+ power connector
Replies: 0
Views: 835

Modu82+ power connector

I need more SATA connectors on my Modu82+, I have the SATA ones, but I need the part that plugs into the PSU. It's a type of Molex Mini-fit Jr with 5 pins. This is very similar to what I'm looking for, but I was hoping for the latching bits to be on the ends, not the side. Anyone know where I can ge...
by 1398342003
Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:32 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: wanna buy a extremely high end setup, only got 1 chance
Replies: 4
Views: 4277

Swiftech Apogee blocks, a Laing D5, 1/2" Tygon tubing, Feser One additive, and a Thermochill P120.3 radiator would be the best you could get for an easy build right now. The Swiftech MCW60 is more than enough for a GeForce 8800 processor, but the video Ram will do better with a full coverage block. ...
by 1398342003
Mon Jul 21, 2008 5:05 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling a 9800 GTX
Replies: 2
Views: 2851

I think it just needed to settle in. It's been stable in Assassin's Creed for a few hours, and the temps have dropped steadily to about 65C idle. It may go lower.
by 1398342003
Sun Jul 20, 2008 3:18 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling a 9800 GTX
Replies: 2
Views: 2851

Watercooling a 9800 GTX

My watercooled GTX runs hotter than the stock air cooler by about 10 degrees C. The block is warm but not hot, and the temps aren't increasing OR decreasing. Mounting pressure is pretty high too. Are 80 degree temps normal for a 9800 GTX with a DD block? EDIT: And load temps are reported at over 110C.
by 1398342003
Sun Jul 13, 2008 8:59 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Cooling GPU-cards!
Replies: 1
Views: 2624

Not that I've seen. The placement and size of the ram compared to the gpu, and even the mounting holes change too much between ATI and NV cards, and they change so much between series (9***, 8***, ect) that making a 'Universal Graphics Card Block' is sadly impossible. I'd get a new block made specif...
by 1398342003
Sat May 17, 2008 5:27 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: A few questions - WD6400AAKS
Replies: 3
Views: 1487

Thanks, Mike. I am going to suspend them with elastic cords, so they should be perfect for my needs.
by 1398342003
Sat May 17, 2008 2:19 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: A few questions - WD6400AAKS
Replies: 3
Views: 1487

A few questions - WD6400AAKS

I'm planning on making a four drive Raid 5 array for my main box. I'm looking at the 6400AAKS, but SPCR hasn't reviewed it, so I'm not sure of it's noise. I'm also concerned about the 320GB version's variety. It apparently has 2 or 3 different versions, all sounding different. Does the 640GB drive a...
by 1398342003
Fri Mar 14, 2008 11:46 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU flip. How much clearance needed for fan?
Replies: 5
Views: 1883

It will draw some air through the gap, but not much. I would recommend at least 5cm of clearance, but you could likely get away with 3.5cm.
by 1398342003
Mon Feb 04, 2008 6:46 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CPU Core temperature, the REAL temperature?
Replies: 7
Views: 3193

I can confirm the Speedfan error. Speedfan reports that my core2 quad runs at CPU 21c, Core0/1/2/3 17C. Core Temp says 32C - 34C for cores 0/1/2/3.