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by DGK
Tue Feb 22, 2005 10:57 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Evercase ECE-4252 - Any Recommendations?
Replies: 10
Views: 2812

The only thing I did to my 4252 was add dampening material to the side panel to cover up the holes. I also found that having a second fan in the front was not needed since there is very good airflow over the hd's just by having a rear fan. Other than that I can't think of anything else I did that wo...
by DGK
Wed Feb 16, 2005 9:34 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Evercase 4252 ?'s (btw i did search)
Replies: 6
Views: 3560

1) They are all pretty much the same thing as far as I know. Main differences are the color of the front bezel and the type/size of the fan/graphics holes in the side panel. Just get whichever one you like. The # of front usb/firewire ports also differs a bit. You can get parts for the 4252 by email...
by DGK
Thu Feb 10, 2005 4:16 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Evercase at NewEgg
Replies: 9
Views: 2873

It doesnt really matter which of the 4252's you get. You can order ducts, front USB/firewire ports, extra hd cages etc directly from evercase. I ordered the bar that extends from the bottom of the case to the top (I forget the exact name of it) which works great for hiding wires in the case. I also ...
by DGK
Thu Dec 30, 2004 1:54 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman CNPS7700......... Very disappointed
Replies: 57
Views: 19635

I have the K8V Deluxe motherboard also, the backplate that comes with the zalman is different than the one that comes installed on the mb. I never tried to install the cooler on the asus backplate but I compared them after I took off the asus one. Also, with my 7000 I had to use two of the rubber sp...
by DGK
Thu Dec 02, 2004 5:02 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: How do I apply the THERMAL paste?
Replies: 18
Views: 5248

1) You only want a very thin layer of thermal paste. You just want enough to fill up the microscopic voids between the cpu and cooler. Some people use a old credit card or hard plastic to spread it around but what I used was a thick rubber glove. I put a pea sized drop on my A64 and then spread it f...
by DGK
Thu Nov 04, 2004 2:08 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: IS this the venerable evercase?
Replies: 2
Views: 1250

Thats the same case I have except mine is black, it doesnt come with a mb tray. One thing I bought extra direct from evercase was the long card holder, a steel bar that goes from top to bottom by the door. Works great for hiding cables.
by DGK
Mon Oct 25, 2004 10:31 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman CNPS7000B-AlCu + Asus K8N-E Deluxe ...
Replies: 10
Views: 2541

I have the K8V deluxe and its backplate had some pretty strong glue. I used a hair dryer and pointed it directly onto the backplate and warmed it up pretty good. I then used a phillips screwdriver that had a head small enough that the end could fit into the screwholes of the backplate and pushed. It...
by DGK
Wed Oct 13, 2004 7:33 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Suggestion for quiet PS with Athlon 64, Enough +12V ?
Replies: 10
Views: 3380

I have a K8V with a A64 3200, 1 gig of ram, 3 samsung spinpoints, a 9700 pro and my Tornado 400 has not had a problem yet (I bought it two weeks ago). I am not a overclocker so I dont know how it would do with that but at stock speeds the Tornado works fine - 100% stable. I dont know how much of a d...
by DGK
Sun Oct 10, 2004 11:46 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Evercase 4252, 120mm fan in front?
Replies: 4
Views: 2313

I bought a 4252 last week from Newegg to replace my Sonata which I liked but that was my first case with a door on it and I didnt like having a door. I did hold a 120 in the front of the case and saw that it would fit if I just drilled some holes but in the end I decided that a rear 120 and the PSU ...
by DGK
Fri Sep 17, 2004 8:56 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermaltake fanless A64/P4 cooler?
Replies: 2
Views: 977

Thermaltake fanless A64/P4 cooler?

saw someone talking about this on another forum: http://www.thermaltake.com/coolers/cl-p0019Fanless103/cl-p0019fanless103.htm I found a few reviews by searching "fanless 103 and thermaltake" on google, it apparently costs about 45-50 bucks. Have any of you tried this? Looks like this might be a good...
by DGK
Sun May 30, 2004 5:53 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Athlon64: Facts, myths, and experiences...
Replies: 28
Views: 12431

I agree that some of the AMD boards have had some bad reps as far as the chipsets but I have never had a problem with them, most of the people that I have seen have problems are overclockers. I have had 2 Asus boards with VIA chipsets and both were stable. I currently have a K8V Deluxe/3200+ AMD64 s...
by DGK
Thu Apr 15, 2004 6:51 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: New nVidia GeForce 6800 -- DUAL power connectors
Replies: 52
Views: 18638

I think I will be keeping my 9700 pro until it gets to the low end of the performance scale. I thought the 9700 pro was a bit much and the only reason I finally got it was that I got a vga silencer for it which helped keep the noise/heat down. You know vid cards are starting to use to much power whe...
by DGK
Tue Apr 13, 2004 11:25 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman 7000Al Cu or 7000Cu?
Replies: 23
Views: 5160

I have a Athlon 64 3200+ which I use a 7000 AlCu on. I keep the fan on it at its lowest setting and I have been very happy with its performance.
My recomendation is to go with the AlCu because of its much lighter weight, lower cost and nearly the same performance as the Cu version.
by DGK
Fri Mar 26, 2004 4:35 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Athlon 64 --> alternatives to Zalman?
Replies: 14
Views: 4046

How do you know when C&Q is working? IE, is there a utility that shows when the CPU speed drops to 800Mhz? I use 'moo script v2.2' in IRC to tell me what the current speed of my cpu is. I used it the first few days after I built my computer to make sure that C&Q was working right but after about a ...
by DGK
Wed Mar 17, 2004 3:36 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: PATA or SATA?
Replies: 5
Views: 1908

I have SATA in my newest computer, not any faster but the smaller cables are nice for improved airflow and installation. walk0080: when I built my new computer, I used a PATA drive for my old computer in a external usb 2.0 case. When i was researching which one to buy I remember seeing a external SA...
by DGK
Mon Feb 23, 2004 2:59 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Sonata Venting ideas
Replies: 8
Views: 2886

I removed the little silver door and built in firewire/USB ports for another source of air. I covered the hole with modders mesh that I had painted black. I also did the standard work to the inner bezel and also expanded the outer bezel at the bottom and sides. The panaflo 120 I have on the hd cage ...
by DGK
Thu Feb 19, 2004 10:06 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: New Athlon 64 core revision -> even better Cool'n'Quiet
Replies: 22
Views: 25597

I am not much of a gamer but I do play some BF1942 and a few others. I also use a wide variety of applications on my computer and I have not yet had any problems with cool&quiet. The only way I know its working is with 3rd party apps that show the current cpu speed.
by DGK
Tue Feb 17, 2004 11:38 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Will Panaflow fit front Sonata?
Replies: 5
Views: 2071

I ordered my Sonata from directron without the PSU. I already had a 350 watt quiet psu so I just used that. I have 2 hard drives, 2 optical drives (1 dvd drive, 1 dvdrw drive) and a ATI Radeon 9700 Pro (which needs its own connection to the power supply). I have not had any power supply related prob...
by DGK
Tue Feb 17, 2004 10:26 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Will Panaflow fit front Sonata?
Replies: 5
Views: 2071

I have a Sonata with a Asus K8V Deluxe with the stock fan in the rear and a Panaflow 120mm in the front on the hard drives. Although thicker than the stock fan I dont have any problems and I dont see why one wouldnt work in the rear also. My board has the floppy header right where the fan is and the...
by DGK
Sat Feb 14, 2004 5:54 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How many Samsungs do we have collectivly?
Replies: 22
Views: 5988

I have a SP1213C and a SP1614C, which are 120 gig and 160 gig SATA drives. Both drives have worked without a single problem for several months now. Been very quiet also :)
by DGK
Sat Feb 14, 2004 9:15 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: New Athlon 64 core revision -> even better Cool'n'Quiet
Replies: 22
Views: 25597

I have the same CPU, case and mb as riffola. I was surprised how well the cool & quiet thing works.

sneaker: I think most A64 boards support the cool&quiet but you may have to download a driver from the motherboard manufacterers website.
by DGK
Sat Feb 14, 2004 8:21 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Overdoing thermal paste?
Replies: 4
Views: 1742

I just used a thermal paste for the first time - AS 5 - and I had read various different methods on the web on how to do it, a credit card, a razor etc. What i ended up doing was putting a small amount in the middle of the CPU and spread it with my thumb. I would wipe off my thumb every few minutes ...
by DGK
Sat Feb 14, 2004 6:10 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman CNPS7000A-AlCu vs Athlon XP 2400+ stock cooler result
Replies: 1
Views: 1166

I have a Athlon64 3200+ with a Zalman CNPS7000A-AlCu and my idle temps are around 23C. I do have cool&quiet enabled so my cpu runs at 800mhz with no load. My load temps have never been over 31C yet. I keep my rear 120mm fan on my Sonata at 5V at low load and turn it up to about 8V or so under load. ...
by DGK
Thu Jan 29, 2004 10:14 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Panaflo FBK-12G12LH vs Antec Sonata 120mm case fan
Replies: 11
Views: 5032

I have the stock antec 120mm fan in the back of my sonota and I added a 120mm panaflo on the hard drive cage. I dont notice any buzzing in my antec fan, most of the noise it generates when the voltage gets turned up is from the air more than the fan itself. I keep both fans at about 6 volts though s...
by DGK
Tue Jan 13, 2004 1:54 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: zalman cnps7000A on a A64 question/problem
Replies: 4
Views: 1211

As an update to my own question in case anyone else has this wiggle problem, just install two washers on each side instead of one. It doesnt raise the height of the nipples as far as I can see and its very stable without being tightened beyond reason. Have to wait until the cpu gets here to make 100...
by DGK
Tue Jan 13, 2004 1:45 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: zalman cnps7000A on a A64 question/problem
Replies: 4
Views: 1211

I did some reading on the zalman website, someone said that they used a few extra washers in order to stop it from moving. I didnt see a followup post from them on whether or not this worked though. I guess what I will do is try to install the zalman and if it still moves I will add more washers and...
by DGK
Tue Jan 13, 2004 1:35 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: zalman cnps7000A on a A64 question/problem
Replies: 4
Views: 1211

I should also point out that I dont have my cpu yet, wont be here until Friday so I dont know if the wiggle problem goes away after installing the cpu/heatsink, I would like to get this fixed before my cpu gets here.

Thanks
by DGK
Tue Jan 13, 2004 1:25 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: zalman cnps7000A on a A64 question/problem
Replies: 4
Views: 1211

zalman cnps7000A on a A64 question/problem

Hello, I just went to install my cnps7000a on my asus k8v deluxe and came into a bit of a problem. I took off the factory cpu backplate and installed the one from zalman with the 'washers' and nipples. The problem is that the backplate now wiggles a little bit. This is not good right? I screwed the ...
by DGK
Sat Jan 03, 2004 8:57 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Melamine and Sorbothane - interesting stuff
Replies: 30
Views: 11090

Thanks for the welcome guys! I have been mostly lurking for the past few months and taking some notes. I finally started buying components for a new computer in December and plan on finishing it sometime by the end of this month - I hope :lol: Lenny: I did order some fan isolators but I didnt get an...
by DGK
Fri Jan 02, 2004 4:42 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Melamine and Sorbothane - interesting stuff
Replies: 30
Views: 11090

I made almost the exact same order from mcmaster as Zyzzyx. Have not tried cutting the sorbothane yet though (I am building a new system and waiting on some of the stuff). I do have to admit that it does have a funny feel to it though. I am going to apply the melamine to the case this weekend probab...