I kinda figured that with a 7900GT, there was a need for 3D performance as there are already passive retail solution available for the 7600 cards.cmthomson wrote:On the contrary, it is massive overkill for 99% of what I do.The 7900GT is totally underpowered.Yes it's noisy at higher speeds. I burn CDs at 8x, which is silent. The PATA cable is indeed a pain to route, and unreliable if not folded perfectly.The DVD-RW..."Crappy heatspreader" Mine is flat and works very well.I would be interested as well how ACs MX-1 does against AS5 on one of the crappy Conroe heatspreaders since MX-1 seems to be designed to correct such flaws on AC heatsinks.
I was told that SATA cables were the ones that cause problems when being folded too much. Maybe it's the case for all types of cables then.
One poster mentioned the problems with some heatspreaders from Intel.
I posted with the thought in mind that the author is a perfectionist (because of the replacement of all stock tim, the ducts and the cable management) and I am one myself (hence, perfectionist in a positive sense). 95% is just not good enough for me if 100% is available which is why I mention small things like the HDs, sure the Spinpoint P120 is good but the WD is better and doesn't cost that much more.
I also MIGHT have a definite answer to the Ultra120 vs Ninia debate.
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