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by Sardaan
Tue Apr 05, 2005 12:14 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Nvidia 6600GT AGP and VGA Silencer
Replies: 10
Views: 3575

While this topic has died off, I took a chance and purchased a 700cu for my eVGA 6600GT AGP. I did not use the included ram heatsinks as they will not fit without some dremmel work. I have stress tested the card to the best of ability with the 700cu fully installed and it has worked flawless in my H...
by Sardaan
Tue Mar 22, 2005 1:18 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: A7N8X-E Deluxe & AMD XP-M 3000+ Compatible?
Replies: 5
Views: 5308

Only thing I can find on the AMD page is the recomended motherboards, I can't seem to dig up the compatible page? According to AMD Asus does not make any boards that support the XP M, which I find hard to believe.
by Sardaan
Mon Mar 21, 2005 10:24 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: A7N8X-E Deluxe & AMD XP-M 3000+ Compatible?
Replies: 5
Views: 5308

A7N8X-E Deluxe & AMD XP-M 3000+ Compatible?

I have an A7N8X-E Deluxe running a AMD 2100+. I am in the process of upgrading this computer to an HTPC, I am wondering if a XP Moble 3000+ will work with my motherboard. This link does not list the processor as compatible, but I question the accuracy. http://www.asus.com.tw/support/cpusupport/cpusu...
by Sardaan
Tue Jun 29, 2004 3:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Catherine Bell vs. Adriana Lima (56k beware!)
Replies: 5
Views: 7385

Adriana Lima

My wife has given me full permission to have sex with Adriana should I ever have the chance!

:shock: :shock: :P :P :P :P :shock: :shock:
by Sardaan
Tue Jun 29, 2004 4:09 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Want a silent cooling challenge?
Replies: 9
Views: 2773

I could easily see myself tossing two 6800U's into a duel PCI-E x16 capable motherboard/machine. As I think about the heat requirements The only option that comes to mind is water cooling. Even with a solution where hot air is expelled from the computer it seems like two 6800u's would tend to heat a...
by Sardaan
Mon Jun 21, 2004 5:09 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian Li V1000 Case and Fanless PSU?
Replies: 9
Views: 2877

I think a fanless PSU would work fine, as for the case fans you might need to experiment a little.
by Sardaan
Mon Jun 21, 2004 4:59 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Athlon 64 FX-53 Machine
Replies: 12
Views: 3136

Michael_qrt wrote:Nice hardware!

The only additional question/suggestion I have is why "only" a 9800 pro. If yoou're spending that ammount of money why not go with 2gb ram and gat a X800XT or 6800 ultra?
I agree, upgrade that video card while you are spending the money.
by Sardaan
Tue Jun 15, 2004 3:30 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Newbie to the board, have Nexus Breeze case.....
Replies: 19
Views: 6083

Can you post some good pictures of the case, inside and out? Seeing your setup and the guts of the case can help people see what might help make it even more silent.
by Sardaan
Mon Jun 07, 2004 1:57 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GForce3 (Asus 8200), Run with no fan?
Replies: 2
Views: 1238

I have a leadtek ti4400, I unpluged both fans on the heat sink and the card over heated (everything locked up). I tried running with one fan and everything still locked up, I now have both fans plugged in again. I would say your are not going to do any damage to your wife's card, based on my experie...
by Sardaan
Sun Jun 06, 2004 9:04 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: precautions i must take before selling old hard drive?
Replies: 20
Views: 6374

I have taken the route of never selling a hard drive. Instead I use them when I build my parents new computer or I take them into the yard and introduce them (only the really old ones, had a 4gb HD that fell into this cat.) to Mr. Sledgehammer. Usually 6-8 wacks with a 15lb sledge does the trick :-)...
by Sardaan
Sat Jun 05, 2004 9:51 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Thinking of putting together a quiet system (specs inside)
Replies: 13
Views: 9886

I do not believe removing the stock PSU would void your warrenty. Considering that some places might even sell the case without the PSU. Finally the art of "Cable-Gami" as some like to toss around here is really just simply folding the flat IDE cables properly. Check out the following posts: http://...
by Sardaan
Fri May 28, 2004 2:31 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Athlon64: Facts, myths, and experiences...
Replies: 28
Views: 12232

Good points, I have never upgraded a CPU without upgrading the motherboard also. Only once did I upgrade my CPU/MB where I continued using the same memory. I won't be upgrading my current setup until late the second half of this year anyway, so I can take the wait and see attitude :-) Most of my nee...
by Sardaan
Fri May 28, 2004 12:15 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: A piece of advice asked
Replies: 8
Views: 2371

Someone smarter than me might disagree, but if you are only testing your parts and the computer will only be running on the short term...I see no need to use the Artic Silver. Put everything together, crank it up make sure it all works to your liking and take it apart. I doubt the computer will be u...
by Sardaan
Fri May 28, 2004 10:37 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Athlon64: Facts, myths, and experiences...
Replies: 28
Views: 12232

Read my post above, I to am waiting on the 939 mother boards. As for BTX for factor and DDR2 support, I am not holding my breath. From what I have heard DDR2 is Q4 of 2005 and I am not hearing enough about BTX to keep me excited.
by Sardaan
Fri May 28, 2004 9:44 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Athlon64: Facts, myths, and experiences...
Replies: 28
Views: 12232

I decided about a month ago that my next system will be an AMD 64 (maybe an fx if extra money starts burning a hole in my pocket). At this time I am awaiting the arrival of socket 939 and PCI Express for the next generation video cards. AMD processors have always provided more bang for the buck IMHO.
by Sardaan
Tue May 18, 2004 9:43 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: A couple of BQE questions.. really original I know..
Replies: 7
Views: 2619

I don't think that you will have a problem with either PSU, if you don't need a new PSU and your current one is quiet enough then I don't see a need to toss down any cash. I have no clue regarding your 80mm fan but I would guess that you will beable to find away to mount it. The grill has lots of ho...
by Sardaan
Mon May 17, 2004 3:58 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: A couple of BQE questions.. really original I know..
Replies: 7
Views: 2619

#1: I really don't think you will need the front fan. I am running the 120mm fan that comes with the case and of course my PSU fan. When I place my hand over the front panel, I can feel the air being sucked inside. #2: Wiss Tin Snips will cut through the grill like Butter ($12.99 at home depot). Sea...
by Sardaan
Sun May 16, 2004 4:33 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec SLK3700BQE (Post mods)
Replies: 61
Views: 17260

Update: I have no clue how or why, but me temperature problems have worked themselves out. While still running a little hotter than I would like my CPU is currently running at about 52C and the ambient temps at 45C . Keep in mind these are the bios readings so things are prolly off. But atleast my c...
by Sardaan
Sun May 16, 2004 4:30 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: A couple of BQE questions.. really original I know..
Replies: 7
Views: 2619

#1: I have no clue, but why would you want to use 80mm fans? It comes with a "fairly nice" 120mm fan, you won't need one for the front. The fan is prolly not up to par for the SPR crowd, but it holds it's own IMHO. #2: I don't know 100%, but based on this Sonata thread (http://forums.silentpcreview....
by Sardaan
Tue May 11, 2004 2:45 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Introducing my new watercooling design concept!
Replies: 137
Views: 49250

not really OT Sardaan, feel free to share any ideas in this thread. i might have misread your post, but i don't understand how you can fit a 2x120mm heatercore and 2x120mm fans in an enclosure 12x12x18? OHH.. right, you're talking in inches. bloody metric education got me confused. thought you were...
by Sardaan
Tue May 11, 2004 2:12 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: True or false on watercooling
Replies: 8
Views: 3372

Without some sort of water cooling device you can never break the laws of physics and get below ambient temperatures.
by Sardaan
Tue May 11, 2004 2:06 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Introducing my new watercooling design concept!
Replies: 137
Views: 49250

This is what I imagine (my own personal design so slightly off topic :-): Outside deminsions of the external water cooling solution: 13"x13"x19" (the 13"x13" plays a huge role, the 19" is deep enough to hold a BQE or similar sized case on top). The outer shell of the box is made of 1/2" plywood. Thi...
by Sardaan
Tue May 11, 2004 4:47 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec SLK3700BQE (Post mods)
Replies: 61
Views: 17260

frootip, The Zalman heat sink has two mounting holes on each side of the heat sink. You will have to amputate the mounting arm between the holes on one side. If you have a Dremmel this will take all of 5 seconds. If you take my avenue I used a small hacksaw (very small, I use it to cut PVC pipes for...
by Sardaan
Mon May 10, 2004 2:30 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec SLK3700BQE (Post mods)
Replies: 61
Views: 17260

Yeah, some friend and I were having a discussion about how its impossible for the CPU to be cooler than ambient. I guess the only real way to find out will be place a thermo inside and see how it reads after an hour or so... The experiment continues. Earlier someone posted that adding a fan to the f...
by Sardaan
Mon May 10, 2004 12:40 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec SLK3700BQE (Post mods)
Replies: 61
Views: 17260

System Running Hot

those temps are seriously wrong. Ive tried configurations involving both a front fan and no front fan, and it did not change System temperatures at all. Do you have a rear exauhst fan? Or did you install the one that came with the BQE? Because ive never had a PC run that hot unless it was in high a...
by Sardaan
Fri May 07, 2004 8:15 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec SLK3700BQE (Post mods)
Replies: 61
Views: 17260

those temps are seriously wrong. Ive tried configurations involving both a front fan and no front fan, and it did not change System temperatures at all. Do you have a rear exauhst fan? Or did you install the one that came with the BQE? Because ive never had a PC run that hot unless it was in high a...
by Sardaan
Fri May 07, 2004 2:40 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec SLK3700BQE (Post mods)
Replies: 61
Views: 17260

I picked up a BQE today while I was out and about. When I saw that Bestbuy actually had them in stock I had to get one (I admit they are cheaper online). At any rate I spent alot of getting all the cable work correct and I decided to use the stock PSU. I made three mod's to the case: 1: Cut out the ...
by Sardaan
Thu Apr 15, 2004 6:40 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: New nVidia GeForce 6800 -- DUAL power connectors
Replies: 52
Views: 18371

This card gives me an even better excuse to water cool my next system. I can't wait to see ATI's announcement in a few weeks.