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by SockToy
Tue Apr 17, 2007 12:34 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright Ultra 120 Vs Scythe Ninja, Hard decision
Replies: 12
Views: 4492

Hey Continuum ;) Funny who you bump in to on different boards.

FWIW, E6600 @ 3.2 (400x8) running at 1.26V reported via speedfan (not bios) idling at 31/32c (core0/core1) via MBM5 with core2duo plugin on an Ultra 120.

Case is a P180 with Scythe S-FLEX D on the exhausts and an E on the cooler.
by SockToy
Thu Mar 29, 2007 1:39 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: In what order should i install things in a Antec P180
Replies: 4
Views: 1999

My sig has my build in it with suggested order and reasoning. I used duck tape on the interior of the case to cover the cheese grater holes alongside the PCI slots and in the fan compartment. My case is otherwise unmodified.
by SockToy
Tue Mar 27, 2007 1:03 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Geforce 8 series fanless?
Replies: 25
Views: 12907

Mines pretty damn loud. Loudest thing in case.

Gainward 8800 GTX.
by SockToy
Mon Mar 26, 2007 1:58 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New pc parts list
Replies: 9
Views: 2539

Seasonic M-12 500w, unless you plan to go SLI.

See my sig.

You could even get away with less if you didnt want a moduiar PSU
by SockToy
Sun Mar 25, 2007 1:38 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan and fan controller questions...
Replies: 38
Views: 15109

Just to note the Sunbeam isnt the only non PWM controller - the zalman is DC too, for example. QuietPC.com is good for UK delivery, I've had my S-Flex's from there, and they're pretty helpful via email.
by SockToy
Sun Mar 25, 2007 1:34 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: CPU Temperature and Chassis Fan & ASUS P5B
Replies: 6
Views: 2357

Seems hot. My system is 31 degrees idle. I'd note that sometimes my board (P5B-Deluxe) fails to boot first time and the bios then cheerfully decides to up the voltage. If Im not careful it'll take it up to 1.56v or higher ('auto' in the bios) and the CPU is even then running at 45degrees idle, not 6...
by SockToy
Mon Mar 19, 2007 3:10 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Yet another P180 build - Finished! :)
Replies: 65
Views: 47800

Really, Really, Really nice.

/envy
by SockToy
Fri Mar 16, 2007 12:44 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Asus introduces closed-system watercooling for 8800GTX
Replies: 2
Views: 1782

So you start watercooling and add an extra fan?

Yay. That sounds marvelous.
by SockToy
Fri Mar 16, 2007 12:41 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Yet another P180 build - Finished! :)
Replies: 65
Views: 47800

What are you using to cut the case? Just a dremel? Looks really nicely done, is it as even underneath the covers or is that just an artifact of the automotive grip you used? I managed to fit my sata power cables through without cutting the case at the bottom... wasnt quite as pretty looking as your ...
by SockToy
Tue Mar 13, 2007 3:39 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Am I building an 8800GTX barbeque?
Replies: 12
Views: 6352

Overclocked [email protected].2ghz in a P180B with an 8800GTX. CPU idling at 33, Case at 46, Drives at 38 and 41, GPU at 72!! browsing SPCR. This is with a 1200RPM S-FLEX on CPU, 800 RPM S-FLEX on exhaust and 800RPM S-FLEX in the drive/PSU corridor. I have (disabled via fan controller) an 800RPM S-FLEX on the...
by SockToy
Tue Mar 13, 2007 3:36 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Geforce 8800GTS cooling
Replies: 14
Views: 5107

I have an 8800GTX (Gainward) in a P180B with a freaking Raptor and Barracuda in it.

The 8800 is *by far* the noisiest thing in the case. Maybe the GTS is quieter ;(
by SockToy
Mon Mar 12, 2007 1:25 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic vs Antec?
Replies: 22
Views: 10460

Antec PSU's seem to be suffering a serious Quality control problem recently, going by the reports from mass system builders on ArsTechnica recently.

I'd avoid, and go with the Seasonic. you might want to look at a slightly overspecced PSU if modular cabling floats your boat, I guess.
by SockToy
Mon Mar 12, 2007 1:23 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Core 2 Duo e6700 temps - what should they be?
Replies: 19
Views: 5984

E6600 with a Thermalright Ultra 120, AS5, Scythe S-FLEX E, and two S-FLEX D's exhausting the rear/top on a P180B, overclocked to 3.2ghz by 400fsb/8 multiplier, stock voltage, my CPU is idling (right now) at 31 degrees. It goes up to 56ish under load with 2 Prime95's. This is on an Asus P5B Deluxe. I...
by SockToy
Sun Mar 11, 2007 1:45 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 2 Bay high Kama-Alike?
Replies: 3
Views: 1809

2 Bay high Kama-Alike?

I have a P180 with a Zalman MFC-1 and a DVD writer in it. I'm considering partitioning the middle of the case and running the top and rear exhausts and the CPU fan to cool the top 'cpu' compartment, then running an intake from the middle hard drive bay over the 8800GTX to vent out of the PCI slots w...
by SockToy
Sun Mar 11, 2007 12:38 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: oh crap!
Replies: 11
Views: 3003

Well... It seems happy with a reapplication of AS5. Bit worried it might all fall off again though ;/ Ah well.
by SockToy
Sun Mar 11, 2007 4:40 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: considering a Thermalright HR-03
Replies: 8
Views: 3384

How do you get the heat out of the case with something like this? All the cards I've had since my 6800GT had coolers that blew directly out the PCI slots...
by SockToy
Sat Mar 10, 2007 12:23 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: oh crap!
Replies: 11
Views: 3003

I cant really look at the silicon can I? Its under a heat spreader on the core2duos...
by SockToy
Sat Mar 10, 2007 11:13 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: p180 - cable management
Replies: 14
Views: 5582

Damn you. Now I'm going to have to open mine up and try again.

That is *very* tidy ;)
by SockToy
Sat Mar 10, 2007 10:38 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: oh crap!
Replies: 11
Views: 3003

oh crap!

My Ultra 120 somehow managed to dislodge itself (I guess... it seemed pretty secure to me), and I didnt notice till I glanced at MBM after hours of Supreme Commander and realised my CPU was hitting 80 (!) degrees ... and I guess it had probably been pretty sustained around that level, maybe even hig...
by SockToy
Sun Mar 04, 2007 7:50 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: p180 - cable management
Replies: 14
Views: 5582

by SockToy
Fri Mar 02, 2007 1:26 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HR-03 PLUS
Replies: 34
Views: 22769

Wonder how well it would work with a 120mm fan cable tied to the PCI backplates and a home made duct. Think the plates would block the airflow too much?
by SockToy
Thu Mar 01, 2007 3:02 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: temp monitoring questions about Asus P5B Deluxe (speedfan)
Replies: 3
Views: 1706

I use MBM5 with the nvidia, core2duo and history graphing plugins.

Sadly I cant see any way to set fan divisors on MBM so its useless for fan speed monitoring if you have low speed fans, but it works well for the temp monitoring.
by SockToy
Thu Mar 01, 2007 2:53 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: How much heat will you tolerate for lower volume?
Replies: 24
Views: 8049

How do people clean their cases? I got told off for saying I hoovered my GPU cooler once... apparently the moving air over plastic causes static.
by SockToy
Sun Feb 25, 2007 4:00 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe S-FLEX 120mm Fan
Replies: 9
Views: 3751

I'm using the S-FLEX's, but I have little to compare them to other than the Antec Tri-Cools. They are definitely quiet, but I wouldn't go as far as to say silent, not even the 800rpm ones. The noise they give off is very constant though, which is good - more the noise of moving airflow than anything...
by SockToy
Fri Feb 23, 2007 1:44 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Proposed build; need suggestions!
Replies: 15
Views: 4859

Would the E6600 temps. suffer if I didn't duct the Ninja and still ran it without a fan? I have my e6600 running fanless in my P180 with no temperature problems. I've actually got nearly the same build you do, only with 4gb of OCZ 800mhz ram, the Corsair 620W PSU, and a Geforce 8800GTX. The 8800 is...
by SockToy
Fri Feb 23, 2007 1:41 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New system purchase - comments and critique needed please
Replies: 6
Views: 2235

Just a note that the P5b fan control sucks. IF you want control you'll want a bay controller.
by SockToy
Thu Feb 22, 2007 1:33 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: SPCR component culture?
Replies: 18
Views: 9211

I built my PC prior to reading SPCR ;)
by SockToy
Wed Feb 21, 2007 2:37 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180 AC97 incompatibility?
Replies: 1
Views: 1571

Yeah - theres a guy who has posted instructions for soldering resistors to the XFi etc to get it working 'properly'. I just connected the front panel headphone in so that both the headphones and external speakers can work simultaneously with or without the headphones in. My main speakers are on an a...
by SockToy
Tue Feb 20, 2007 4:10 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Inside My Case, Would Like Your Input!
Replies: 68
Views: 34040

I don't believe it is a mess. Maybe you are used to going to extremities and even modding to ensure you get every last inch of every last cable out of the way, but as I am a begineer and all my hardware is within acceptable temperatures (especially after upgrading the VGA and chipset cooler), this ...
by SockToy
Mon Feb 19, 2007 3:30 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Your Basic Antec P180 Rig
Replies: 19
Views: 19217

You might like some of the stuff I did in my 180 here: http://keg.zymurgy.org/~pingu/case/ I used rounded cables though ;) I'm fiddling with overclocking atm, so I moved the 1200rpm fan up onto the CPU and put one of the 800's down in the bottom instead. All fans are on while I toy with 3.6ghz. Im p...