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

  1. p_o_s_pc

    p_o_s_pc F@H&WCG addict

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    Sorry no before pics I couldn't find my can before I did it.but to get a idea just look up the armor a90
    It will give you an idea of the before..:toast:
     
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    I made this list, it took me a little while. Just thought I'd share :rolleyes: I might post it again in a thread when I get the rest of the money for a cooler.

    AAA Example Cooler
    - Price (not including shipping)
    - Approx. cooling performance
    - Hardware included
    - Significant features

    Cooler Master V6
    - $50
    - Would perform slightly worse than V6 GT
    - Comes with one 120mm red LED fan, bracket for optional second fan, mounting hardware and TIM
    - Tool-less fan installation, LED on/off button, good base with 6 heatpipes

    Cooler Master V6 GT
    - $70
    - 38-60C on i7 920 stock (2.6GHz) // 43-81C @ 3.8GHz
    - Two multicolor 120mm LED fans, tool-less fan system, mounting hardware and TIM
    - Tool-less fan installation, LED on/off button, fan speed knob, good base with 6 heatpipes

    Corsair H50
    - $80
    - 38-61C on i7 920 stock (2.6GHz) // 40-75C @ 3.6GHz
    - One standard 120mm fan and mounting hardware
    - All in one WC, easy to add a second fan

    Noctua NH-D14
    - $90
    - 25-41C on i7 920 stock (2.6GHz) // 27-49C @ 3.33GHz
    - One 120mm fan and one 140mm fan, mounting hardware, fan speed adapters, TIM
    - 6 heatpipe dual radiator design, silent, large, tool-less fan installation

    Noctua NH-U12P
    - $75
    - 33-58C on i7 965 stock (3.2GHz) // 44-84C @ 3.8GHz
    - Two 120mm fans, mounting hardware, fan speed adapters and TIM
    - Tool-less fan installation

    Prolimatech Megahalems
    - $62
    - 26-48C on i7 920 stock (2.6GHz) // 34-64C @ 3.8GHz
    - Mounting hardware and TIM
    - Split-radiator design, tool-less fan installation for one fan

    Thermalright Venomous X
    - $75
    - 31-56C on i7 920 stock (2.6GHz) // 38-77C @ 3.8GHz
    - One 120mm fan, mounting hardware and TIM
    - Tool-less fan installation for one fan

    Thermaltake Frio
    - $60
    - 31-51C on i7 920 stock (2.6GHz) // 38-73C @ 3.8GHz
    - Two 120mm fans, mounting hardware and TIM
    - Tool-less fan installation, fan speed knobs

    Xigmatek Thor's Hammer
    - $65
    - 25-45C on i7 920 stock (2.6GHz) // 33-66C @ 3.8GHz
    - Mounting hardware for cooler and up to 2 fans
    - HDT, dual faced fins and a crappy base

    Zalman CNPS10X Extreme
    - $90
    - 34-67C on i7 920 stock (2.6GHz) // 34-72C @ 3.5GHz
    - RPM controller, one 120mm fan, mounting hardware and TIM
    - Mirrored base, RPM remote, tool-less fan installation

    Zalman CNPS10X Flex
    - $53
    - 33-57C on i7 920 stock (2.6GHz) // 40-81C @ 3.8GHz
    - Mounting hardware and TIM
    - Mirrored base, tool-less fan installation

    Zalman CNPS10X Quiet
    - $69
    - 33-51C on i7 965 stock (3.2GHz)
    - Zalman Fan Mate, mounting hardware, TIM
    - Quiet, mirrored base


    Cheapest - Cooler Master V6
    Best performer - Noctua NH-D14
    Best bang for the buck - Undecided
    I tried to keep it pretty consistent.
     
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    that is very nice :D
     
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    Well I need an idea on what's the best bang for the buck cooler there. It's sort of hard to determine because some of them don't come with fans, so you'd have to compensate for that. You or anyone else have any ideas? I'm leaning towards the Frio.
     
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    i have to agree
     
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    Got a pristine CX400W for the HTPC in the mail today courtesy of pos pc :rockout: Installed it and did some cable management. Radical Ed if you see this, I remember you built that one rig that looked exactly like this.

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    I think that's about the best I'll ever get it without a modular PSU. And hey, I've got a Corsair unit in each of my computers now! :respect: Corsair.
     
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    I have the CM V6GT and it works pretty dang good for an air cooler. My CPU is OC'd to 3.8 @ 1.38v and idles around 32-34 and hits 44ish under load.
     
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    Thanks Hammer:D

    I dig your choice of words ti describe my build:cool:
     
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    shot with SLI :)
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    i was thinking the same thing when i was putting it together. But this one has more room to work with :)
     
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    Yeah that is good c/m for what you have to work with! Look'in good pos:toast:
     
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    Alright! The 8800 showed up in the mail. You must be damn happy.:toast:
     
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    when i got it yes i was happy. Put it in and put some stress on it damn thing squealed like a pig. getting pissed off and a few hours later grabbed the bottle of super glue put some on about everything that i could without causing problems. put some fresh MX-2 on the gpu and new thermal pads(i'm sure it wasn't needed but i just wanted to do it) flashed the bios,did the registry hack (320mb and 640mb don't SLI without a hack) and now i am happy.
    :)
     
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    I like the Noctuas better. Gives a little contrast.

    It's ALLLLIIIIIVVVEEEE!!!
     
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    Yeah, you mean this rig?

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    Turned out to be a good little rig, customer called one week later to say thanks and hasn't called back since. I can only assume they are enjoying it over one of those old Dell P4s. :laugh:

    Pretty sure yours turned out better, but they had a tight budget and I did what I could for them. :toast:
     
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    Yep thanks. I'm pretty much done with mine, it's working great. Your build didn't look bad though, cable management with the Corsair in that little case is a pain. Mine and that one were extremely similar though.

    To anyone: If video stutters (like 1080p video playing through VLC) while crunching, would a more powerful GPU stop that? I'm sure a better CPU would as it could handle the video and crunching with less effort.
     
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    While crunching whats your GPU percentage look like? Maybe a few software/driver updates could cure it.
     
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    Ma Nizzle new setup :)

    Here's the first photo of my new setup.. The setup consists of:

    MSI AMD770-C45 MoBo, AM3 Socket, 1xPCI-ex16 slot, DDR3 RAM support
    AMD Phenom IIx4 965 c3 Black Edition 4 x 3,4GhZ, unlocked multipliers
    4 GB DDR3 OcZ Gold 1600MhZ RAM
    Zotac Geforce GTX285 AMP! 1GB gfx
    Samsung SpinPoint 500GB HDD, 7200RPM, 16MB Cache, SATA
    High Profile heatsink, with 92mm cooler
    1000W NorthQ Giant Reactor PSU
    SIlverStone Precision PS05 screwless Midi-Tower case (could use a full tower by experience! :D)


    http://www.techpowerup.org/uploaded.php?file=100813/IMAG0112.jpg

    My user is AgentGreenland, always fresh on discussing hardware dudes...! :toast:
     
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    Pretty neat system you got there mate,but i would of gotten a different branded PSU and a more newer GPU like GTX460 or 5850 etc instead of the GTX285 and much more better board aswell maybe.
    The case actually looks amazing and the price for it is pretty good :D
     
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    decided to change the color of my tubing

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    much better in black!
     
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    Back In Black :D
     
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    mock up of 2nd rig water cooling :D

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