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by TD22057
Mon Feb 27, 2006 8:56 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: T-Balancer plugin for Samurize finished.
Replies: 10
Views: 3797

Tyrven, Thanks! Yes - the T-Balancer is TOTAL overkill - but it's so cool. I love the fault protection (full power startups, monitoring of fan failure, ability to shut down the computer, etc), all little details you can play with, and the fact that it's hardware based so you don't need any software ...
by TD22057
Sun Feb 26, 2006 10:10 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: T-Balancer plugin for Samurize finished.
Replies: 10
Views: 3797

Can Speedfan read your GPU temperature? I know that the TBan software allows for reading Speedfan data (I believe through shared memory) and using that as valid temperature data. However, since the TBan controller is in hardware, this requires running both the TBan software and Speedfan at the same ...
by TD22057
Sun Feb 26, 2006 4:09 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Review of mCubed T-Balancer in English
Replies: 103
Views: 60933

Re: LCD display for Antec P180

Hi, Sorry for this little question... which little LCDs for fan monitoring could I use to put on (preferably not inside a 5,25 bay, as I'd have to open the little door everytime I want to control the LCD) an Antec P180, compatable with Win2003 and WinXP?!? Thank you! If you don't mind running softw...
by TD22057
Thu Feb 23, 2006 8:25 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: V1 Ultra in a P180?
Replies: 7
Views: 2289

I've been toying with the idea of getting a V1 Ultra for my 7800 GT CO. One thing I've thought of trying is to put a 120mm fan in front of the card -- towards the front of the case, in other words. My thinking is that it would direct air at both heat sinks and towards the rear 120mm fan, and take s...
by TD22057
Wed Feb 22, 2006 7:37 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: best fan controller
Replies: 16
Views: 5308

Well it's not the cheapest (in fact it might be the most expensive), but you did ask for the best (IMHO):

mCubed T-Balancer
by TD22057
Thu Feb 16, 2006 7:36 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: V1 Ultra in a P180?
Replies: 7
Views: 2289

454Casull wrote:Correct me if I'm wrong, but that fan will blow air onto the back of the card, not through the Ninja.
I was planning on reversing the fan to pull air through the heat sink.
by TD22057
Thu Feb 16, 2006 6:06 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: V1 Ultra in a P180?
Replies: 7
Views: 2289

V1 Ultra in a P180?

I'm putting a new gaming system together with the following items: Case: P180 CPU: AMD 64 3500+ w/ a Ninja cooler VGA: 7800GT All fans: Nexus quiet 120mm I'm thinking about using the Thermalright V1 Ultra VGA cooler since I believe it will easy to make it quieter than the NV silencer. If I use the A...
by TD22057
Sun Feb 12, 2006 4:58 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: T-Balancer plugin for Samurize finished.
Replies: 10
Views: 3797

Thanks. It's amazing how easy it is to make some very cool interface graphics w/ Photoshop and some tutorials from on the web. I'm really liking the T-Balancer - couldn't be happier with it. It cost some $$ but it does do way more than any other product out there. I'm getting ready to do a major sys...
by TD22057
Fri Feb 10, 2006 9:31 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: T-Balancer plugin for Samurize finished.
Replies: 10
Views: 3797

T-Balancer plugin for Samurize finished.

I've finished my Samurize plugin for the greatest fan controller ever (T-Balancer). Functions are supplied for getting the value of the digital temperature sensors, the analog temperature sensors, the current fan RPM value, the current fan percentage, the maximum fan RPM value, or any arbitrary data...
by TD22057
Mon Feb 06, 2006 5:28 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: DFI LanParty UT NF4 SLI-D vs Asus A8N-SLi Premium
Replies: 16
Views: 4128

the northbridge on the dfi is in a really awkward place so it is hard to get a cooler to fit, even on the expert it is placed badly Check out the DFI Infinity SLI. The NB on that is completely clear of the 1st graphics slot and pretty clear for the 2nd. Looks like you could easily put a Zalman with...
by TD22057
Mon Feb 06, 2006 8:41 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Here is a GPU cooling idea!
Replies: 27
Views: 8268

You are forgetting that heatpipe-based coolers don't like to work upside down. Most of them work in any orientation. More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heatpipe Could be... could be... however, there are a few people in the Abit forum who would disagree. People w/ inverted MB's (like me) found...
by TD22057
Fri Jan 20, 2006 10:22 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: ABIT AN8 Ultra out of stock everywhere!
Replies: 10
Views: 2621

FYI there's a thread abit forums about this. Not much info yet though...

http://forum.abit-usa.com/showthread.ph ... 439&page=1
by TD22057
Thu Jan 19, 2006 9:51 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: ABIT AN8 Ultra out of stock everywhere!
Replies: 10
Views: 2621

On the Abit website, it states for the ABIT AN8 Ultra * This product has been discontinued. http://www.abit-usa.com/products/mb/products.php?categories=1&model=278 Dang. I was just getting ready to pull the trigger on this board too. I don't think the SLI board is really an option for me. I've got ...
by TD22057
Mon Jan 16, 2006 9:59 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Help me buy a full-tower case!!
Replies: 9
Views: 3073

I have the Lian Li PC-V1100 which is the little brother of the 2100 and I like it a lot even though it is aluminum. As far as I can tell, I don't have any resonance issues. Overall my system is running very quiet. I originally picked this case for a water cooling setup but dumped that as too complic...
by TD22057
Tue Nov 22, 2005 10:26 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Via K8T900 (Promising?)
Replies: 11
Views: 3106

Here's another review: http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=183 Looks like a winner to me. Fully passive chipset is the way to go. Hopefully they move the power plugs on the MB in the production samples - that's a horrible location. Sounds like the big question is whether NVidia will allow SLI to wo...
by TD22057
Wed Nov 09, 2005 4:35 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: CPU temp 10 deg lower than sys temp...is this meas. right???
Replies: 11
Views: 2579

I get the same affect w/ my AMD system when running cool and quiet. If I take a fan and point it at the power dist. components of the MB, the system temp will go way down. I always assumed this was generally the result of having a fairly low case air flow and nothing to worry about.
by TD22057
Sun Nov 06, 2005 3:51 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Please help if you have an Abit AN8 Ultra
Replies: 3
Views: 1556

Re: Please help if you have an Abit AN8 Ultra

In case you're still after this info - about 50mm x 60mm would be the largest you could squeeze in between the capacitors. Kingsley Thanks! I was still after that. Hmmm - I might have to hacksaw up one of my old CPU heat sinks and give that a try. Unfortunately I was upgrading my machine for TES Ob...
by TD22057
Wed Nov 02, 2005 3:46 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: s939 nForce4 board recomendations
Replies: 50
Views: 15452

FYI: There are several threads on the Abit forums with people talking about inverted MB's with the heat pipe system on the northbridge. It doesn't work well at all. People have set their cases upside down and done tests which show that the heat pipes on these MB's only work in the "proper" orientati...
by TD22057
Tue Nov 01, 2005 11:58 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Please help if you have an Abit AN8 Ultra
Replies: 3
Views: 1556

Please help if you have an Abit AN8 Ultra

Hi everyone, I'm in the process of figuring out the components for a system upgrade (in preparation for TES Oblivion) and I'm looking at motherboards. For what I want, it looks like the Abit AN8 Ultra is one of the only nForce4 Ultra boards that has the northbridge in a reasonable spot compared to t...
by TD22057
Tue Jun 28, 2005 10:14 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling P180
Replies: 27
Views: 11899

I was in the same boat a few weeks ago. I decided to start water cooling and looked around for a new case that would hold everything internally. I don't have the space for a full tower and I was really hoping the P180 would work out. However, after getting some of the internal measurements (of the v...
by TD22057
Thu Jun 09, 2005 5:23 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Antec cases being shown at CES on pcmag.com
Replies: 473
Views: 320084

lenny,
Thanks for the info. I guess I'll keep hunting for a better case to do water cooling in. My Nexus-4090 PSU w/ it's slow 120mm bottom mounted fan probably wasn't the best for the P180 anyway...
by TD22057
Wed Jun 08, 2005 8:15 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Antec cases being shown at CES on pcmag.com
Replies: 473
Views: 320084

art4242,
If it isn't too much trouble would you mind measuring the front lower drive bay and the 3.5" bay just above it (for height and width)? I'm trying to figure out if my water cooling radiator (6.5"x5.5") will fit in one of those spots.

Thanks,
Ted
by TD22057
Sun Jun 05, 2005 12:56 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P180 interior dimensions?
Replies: 0
Views: 754

Antec P180 interior dimensions?

I was thinking about ordering one of the new P180's but I'm a little worried about some of the interior dimensions. I need to make sure that there's space to put a radiator for water cooling. My initial thought was that either the lower or middle front modules would be perfect but after guest-imatin...
by TD22057
Wed Sep 29, 2004 11:37 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New A64 problems - psu not enough?
Replies: 13
Views: 2947

Well - I had the same type of problems but with an MSI K8T board. I had random crashes and CD-ROM reading errors using an old Enermax 350W PSU. When I switch the PSU to the Nexus 4090, my problems went away. It's only 50W more but it has a lot more current available on the 12V rail.
by TD22057
Thu Sep 16, 2004 7:40 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Athlon 64 blew my 350W PSU!
Replies: 7
Views: 1914

Athlon 64 blew my 350W PSU!

Thought I'd relate my latest computer upgrade experience. My old system: Athlon XP 1800+ 256M RAM Seagate Barracuda IV 80 gig CDROM RW 350W Enermax PSU Geforce 2GTS GPU I just upgraded to: Athlon 64 3000 MSI K8T NEO-FSR main board 512M RAM After the install, I everything started up fine but I was ge...
by TD22057
Wed Aug 04, 2004 7:52 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Hard drive cooler and reservoir all in one?
Replies: 5
Views: 2114

I talked w/ someone over at the pro-cooling forums who had gotten it to work using marine epoxy so that's what I'm going to try. I'm going to order parts tomorrow and I'll take some pictures when I'm finished. My current plan is to mount the pump underneath the suspended reservoir/drive combo. I thi...
by TD22057
Thu Jul 22, 2004 9:07 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Hard drive cooler and reservoir all in one?
Replies: 5
Views: 2114

Hard drive cooler and reservoir all in one?

I'm starting to plan a water cooling system and I was a little concerned about my HD temperatures. I've currently got my HD suspended in the air stream from my front intake fans. When I add my water cooling setup, I'm hoping to have just the radiator fan and the power supply fan running which might ...