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by Khrono Devil
Sun May 17, 2009 10:03 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: water or air?
Replies: 47
Views: 27608

1.500v to hit 4.0Ghz must be a very bad chip.

People are hitting 4.6Ghz @ 1.450v - 1.490v on Air.

A lot of people are hitting 4.0Ghz @ 1.375v or under.

I wouldn't run at over 1.400v for 24/7.

80C Air vs 50-60C Water.
by Khrono Devil
Fri May 15, 2009 10:32 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: First time WC build, advice please.
Replies: 9
Views: 7568

bigger ID the better. more flow, less asthma. What's the max it can take?? I wouldnt bother exceeding the ID of the inlet holes on the waterblocks. The difference in tubing size has been prove to be less than 1C difference. http://www.ocforums.com/showthread.php?t=515368 I couldnt imagine more than...
by Khrono Devil
Fri May 15, 2009 10:00 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: First time WC build, advice please.
Replies: 9
Views: 7568

RX360 or Feser 360 with 3000rpm fans is a no no. If you are going to be running your fans at 1800rpm+ go for the higher FPI ( Fins per inch ) rads. Something like the Black Ice® GTX Gen Two Xtreme 360 is far superior at 3000rpm. Heres a linky to the GTX480 http://martin.skinneelabs.com/HWlabs480GTX...
by Khrono Devil
Fri May 15, 2009 9:35 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Quiet case well suited for WC?
Replies: 5
Views: 4969

Remember Silent is what fans you use. The case can help a little but I have found that what type of fans you use is far more important. Lian Li A70, A71, A7010, A7110, A77 Cooler Master HAF932, Cosmos S Silverstone TJ07 Mountian Mods Cube Cases All these cases require no or very little modding to fi...
by Khrono Devil
Fri May 15, 2009 8:55 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Water Wetter Additive - Three years tested.
Replies: 38
Views: 29162

I haven't seen any builds where people use 50%+ water wetter or any other additives, all have been under 10%. No need for WW, bit of silver to stop the algae/bacteria growth and a tiny tiny drop of dish washing or fabric softener etc does the same thing as WW. Water Wetter has Tolytriazole PolySilox...
by Khrono Devil
Fri May 15, 2009 4:58 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: New to Water cooling- parts selection help
Replies: 1
Views: 3311

HWLabs Black Ice Xtreme is made for high speed fans 2000rpm+, it will cool with low rpm but not as well as other rads. For fan speeds above 2000 it is one of the best rads out there. What size is the radiator, if it is only a single 120mm fan rad it would most likely be to small. You would need at l...
by Khrono Devil
Fri May 15, 2009 4:43 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: water or air?
Replies: 47
Views: 27608

Water Cooling is far superior to Air Cooling. With Water you can put the Pump, Radiator and Fans where you like. DDC3.2 and MCP655 are 2 very quiet pumps. The MCP655 with 5 settings on setting 3 is Silent. Swiftech MCR320 can dissipate 287w of Heat with a 11C Delta of Water above ambient with 3x 625...
by Khrono Devil
Fri Jan 09, 2009 3:57 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: I am behind the times, I just got vista premium.
Replies: 31
Views: 10238

All problems in this thread are either driver problems or legal stuff Vista needs to add to avoid potential lawsuits ( DRM ). Driver problems are not Microsoft's problem. If you have a driver problem you can blame only one company and that is whoever made your piece of hardware. In the case above wi...
by Khrono Devil
Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:28 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: I am behind the times, I just got vista premium.
Replies: 31
Views: 10238

MS has done what it can from a business point, you cannot blame MS entirely for DRM. If you want to watch DRM protected content on your PC then you have to comply with DRM to do view it. If MS allowed DRM content to play on their OS without DRM protection then the likes of RIAA etc would take them t...
by Khrono Devil
Fri Jan 09, 2009 3:21 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Silent vs cool
Replies: 17
Views: 8623

I think it is more of a Silent vs Performance. More Performance = More Power = More Heat which usually means a louder cooling solution. People chose the 4850e 45w because it is very easy to cool silently. You don't see many going out and buying a i7 965 for a quiet PC. What I aim for is the best per...
by Khrono Devil
Fri Jan 09, 2009 3:11 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: I am behind the times, I just got vista premium.
Replies: 31
Views: 10238

My problems and a lot of other peoples problems with Vista are not entirely Microsoft's fault. First big problem I had with Vista was no Creative X-Fi driver and then when Creative release a driver for Vista it is only a very basic driver that doesn't enable even half the functions that are on my X-...
by Khrono Devil
Thu Mar 20, 2008 2:05 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU for 2x 9800 GTX (TX750?)
Replies: 3
Views: 1861

9800GTX looks to just be a 8800GTS with 2x SLi connector and higher memory clocks. If the 9800GTX keeps the same price premium than the G80 8800GTX still carries price/performance it won't be worth it unless you are going 3 way SLi. I would recommend G92 8800GT/GTS ( or 9800GX2 but for now you can't...
by Khrono Devil
Thu Dec 06, 2007 2:20 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Does dampening material really help?
Replies: 20
Views: 7498

The Corsair TX750w is a LOT more prepared for the future than the PCPC 750, because it has a whopping four 6+2pin PCI-E connectors, whereas I'm pretty sure the silencer only has regular 6 pin PCI-E connectors. I sure as hell hope that we never have to use a single 8 pin again let alone dual 8 pins,...
by Khrono Devil
Thu Dec 06, 2007 2:07 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Alternatives to Antec Cases
Replies: 8
Views: 4168

well you mention you work with alot of audio so I would suggest the P182 it is still antec but it is a very quiet case and you don't want to be hearing the PC over audio. The P180 is the only case that comes with "pre installed" damping that I know of. The front door on the 182 it seems flimsy but i...
by Khrono Devil
Fri Nov 16, 2007 9:32 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: How to tell how powerful pump is needed
Replies: 3
Views: 3952

All that really needs water cooling is your CPU / GPU core (not full cover block). Watering the NB/SB/Ram will only restrict you flow and increase your temps on your CPU / GPU. ThermalRight make some excellent tower heatpipe heat sink that can keep your NB/SB/RAM cool. But if you already have the st...
by Khrono Devil
Fri Nov 16, 2007 9:23 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How "silent" are PCPC power supplies?
Replies: 3
Views: 2347

The Silencer is a very quiet for a 750w PSU. Throw in quad core cpu + dual 8800s there is barely any change in noise between idle and load while other PSUs like Corsair 620HX which is very silent during idle but WAS my loudest component in my PC under load. If you are building a "silent" PC there is...
by Khrono Devil
Fri Jun 08, 2007 5:54 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: My Corsair HX520W is my loudest component...
Replies: 38
Views: 17011

1200rpm @ around 60% load @ 22C ambient on a test bench. Its getting more fresh air than what it can handle, putting it in a case would restrict its air flow. Also the ambient inside the case would be higher than open air. As the heat builds up inside the PSU its total output and efficiency decrease...
by Khrono Devil
Fri Jun 08, 2007 5:11 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: My Corsair HX520W is my loudest component...
Replies: 38
Views: 17011

Alex wrote:I take it my fanswap idea is feasable.:D
I would have to say no, replacing a 1200rpm fan with a 2000rpm it just wouldn't cut it at the higher loads. The adda fan speeds up to 1200rpm at about a 60% load @ 22 ambient on a workbench ( aka not in a case ).
by Khrono Devil
Thu Jun 07, 2007 8:17 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: E6600 or E6420 for overclock?
Replies: 4
Views: 2522

For over clocking what do you want to get out of it? As for me if I was to be upgrading soon I would most likely go for a E4300, ( its almost half the price in the states of the E6420 ). The E4300 can OC from 1.8Ghz to 3.2-3.6Ghz which is amazing for such a cheap CPU. The E4300 is also on a 200Mhz F...
by Khrono Devil
Thu Jun 07, 2007 5:34 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: [Computex 07] Antec cases & PSUs
Replies: 25
Views: 11199

Sweet a 200x200mm radiator, thats only 8% smaller than a PA120.3. Lets hope that the 200mm fan is quiet. To bad it doesn't have a door or use the P180s design. I would of rather seen the P190 add like 2-3 inches to the top of the case so you could mount a 120.2/3 + 25mm shroud easily inside it, It a...
by Khrono Devil
Thu Jun 07, 2007 2:38 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Should I use the CPU fan and a front intake?
Replies: 5
Views: 3378

If you do not have enough ventilation behind the case then the hot air that you have just expelled out the back of the case can be sucked back in through the PCI brackets and the grill in the P180. The heat that is exhausted out the PSU also heats the air up behind the case. Putting a fan in the upp...
by Khrono Devil
Thu Jun 07, 2007 2:04 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Help needed choosing a PSU
Replies: 11
Views: 4589

The Antec Solo has a rail in the perfect spot to fix the HSF with zipties to. http://www.bjorn3d.com/Material/revimages/case/antec_solo/finished.jpg Its not really the weight of the HSF that causes the problem its how its secured to the board, some are just better than others. I only use zipties as ...
by Khrono Devil
Tue Jun 05, 2007 1:52 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: My Corsair HX520W is my loudest component...
Replies: 38
Views: 17011

A 1200rpm fan won't work if you plan on using loads over 500W. The adda fan spins up to around 2000rpm at 600W loads. As heat rises inside the PSU effiency and max output drop. This is why some generic PSUs have great specs but fail because of heat. Corsiar did a great job. The adda fan is not the q...
by Khrono Devil
Mon Jun 04, 2007 3:15 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: How to choose radiator....
Replies: 11
Views: 8961

I agree with the other guys, the Thermochill PA120.? and Swiftech Apogee are great. Heres the Liang MCP355 ( Liang DDC-Ultra 18w w/ Alphacool top ) I would recommend this one http://www.alphacool.de/product_info.php/products_id/3735/cPath/5_26_267/laing-pumps/pum-laing-ddc-pump-12v-ultra.html And he...
by Khrono Devil
Mon Jun 04, 2007 2:52 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Which to buy
Replies: 9
Views: 4529

Personally I would go for the P182, designed for silence but with the right fans is surprisenly good at cooling. The only time I wouldn't recommend the P182 is for Heavy Over-Clocking. I also think the P182 gun metal grey looks much better than the 900 and SOLO. Also I did a google image search for ...
by Khrono Devil
Sun Jun 03, 2007 10:51 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Quieter System, Air or Water[?]
Replies: 35
Views: 23539

The 3 Fans on the front of the Kandalf have a direct line of noise outside the case. If your planning on heavy OCing then water would be best, If no OCing aftermarket air coolers are great. The Pump does add to the total noise. A 120.3 can easily cool, QX6800, 2x8800GTX, 4 Sticks of ram, NB, SB, etc...
by Khrono Devil
Sun Jun 03, 2007 10:39 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Noiselimit pumpless CPU coolers
Replies: 12
Views: 9485

Its looks just like a Heat Pipe but using refrigerant instead of water. I could be wrong. You can see one pipe is larger than the other. I would imagine the smaller is to return the coolant back to the CPU. What happens is it uses Latent Heat ( the amount of energy in the form of heat released or ab...
by Khrono Devil
Sun Jun 03, 2007 9:58 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 1000W power supplies
Replies: 22
Views: 12243

Its very hard to get a PC to draw over 500W DC, 8800GTX SLi, QX6700 @ 3.7Ghz, 4GB ram, 2 HDDs, 1 DVD, 5 120mm fans and a pump use less than 510W. I would imagine HD2900XT Xfire would use less than 550W. A quality 600W+ PSU will handle a 510-550W load easily. A 550W+ load it would handle but get very...
by Khrono Devil
Sun Jun 03, 2007 9:34 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: High-po PSUs and household wiring - safety issues?
Replies: 2
Views: 2016

At most with 2x 8800GTX, QX6700 OCed -> 3.5Ghz, 4GB ram, 2 HDD, 1 DVD and Pump my computer uses around 600W at the wall ( Don't forget about monitor thats another 130W for 27" LCD ) Like Jazz said 15amp x 110V = 1650 watts, as long as you don't plug to much into the same circuit you will be fine. As...
by Khrono Devil
Sun Jun 03, 2007 9:14 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 8800GTX SLI system with Phantom 500
Replies: 23
Views: 8697

A 8800GTX SLi + a QX6700 Overclocked and Watercooled @ 3.7Ghz with 2 HDDs, 1 DVD drive and 4GB of ram, 5 120mm fans and a pump uses alittle over 500W. I would recommend the Corsair HX620, its what I use to power my system (above). It has alittle extra wattage if I want to later add more hardware and...