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Discussion in 'Cases, Modding & Electronics' started by DaMulta, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. Chicken Patty

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    Yeah man IDE kills cable management. However there are ways to make IDE cables look better :)
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    WTF @ 24-pin placement on the mobo:eek:
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    Not really :p

    Yeah, I've seen sleeved IDE cables but I'm just gonna get a SATA drive as this drive acts dodgy sometimes.

    What, the mobo or the cable going out the back? I figured since the wires at the back don't matter I'd just put it there :p
  4. Thrackan

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    I mean the placement on the motherboard is awkward since it's impossible to hide the cable this way. I like my 24-pins on the right side of the board.
  5. DaveK

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    My last mobo was like that too. I think it's just older and cheaper mobos. It's also a pain in the ass because the CPU fan plug is between the 24-pin and video card so I have to take the video card out to plug it back in.
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    I use an IDE DVD ROM drive to, but for me i have it tucked in the back of the case pretty good so you can't see it very much.

    I personally don't see any point in getting my drive upgraded though, as i don't use it a whole lot(use steam for most of my games),and the speed doesn't bother me when i do use it.
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    Davek how expensive is a SATA CD drive there?
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    The cheapest a SATA drive is €25.75. I'm gonna need a new drive for my new build anyway, my current one is too long and it would mean less parts to take from the secondary rig. Not too expensive but I'm not gonna pick one up until I'm buying something else.
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    INspired by the "CoolIt ECO vs Corsair H50" thread, I decided to add an old Coolit Eliminator to my H50 loop:

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    Temps from idle to Prime 95 load @ 4 hrs(down from 63c a loss of 18c):

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    nice setup. So are you happy with temps?
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    Surprisingly, yes!

    I wasn't expecting too much, and had already tried 2x H50 rads, and got only 8c drop, so the additional 10c is definately welcome.

    The Eliminator is useless on it's own, and with just the H50, case temps would go up as much as the coolant temps did...which means chipset temps would as well.

    Now, running both prime95 and Furmark, board chipset temps peak @ 42c, rather than 57c.

    And because the coolant temp and case temps are lower, the vgas are cooler as well.

    I have a PWM 92m fan on the Eliminator, running @ 40%, so it's not even remotely loud, or anything.

    Now that the experiment has proved fruitfull, I'll pull it all apart again, shorten tubing, get rid of the grey Coolit plate(which holds the controller), move the controller to the case back, paint the case insides...maybe some sleeving...lots of work left! :laugh:





    EDIT: It's not a freezone...just a 3-tec 40-watt Eliminator.

    18c for 40w...
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    that's nice dude...can you make a tutorial?
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  13. cadaveca

    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    That sounds like a good idea, jrgerryd!

    I'll start a worklog this weekend as I was simply experimenting, but now that it has proved to work OK, I think I'll make it permanent.

    The H50 is very easy to mod, so I'm sure many people could make use of a guide to pull it apart.
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    Happy birthday Brandon, you getting any good presents? ;)
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    Hey, Happy B-day, dude!


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    happy birthday, i give you:

    an infraction for wasting your birthday on TPU
    A thanks
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    :laugh:


    geez...


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    Happy bday Brandon :toast:
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    Naa no presents. im currently looking for work and moneys tight so nothing special for me this year
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    Thanks guys :) hopefully the job i went for and interview pans out!
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    Slightly saggy venomous x, fixed as soon as the paint on my prop-up stick dries. I love how there's no ram obstruction and if I slap on another fan it performs the same as a D14. Pretty nuts.
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