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

  1. mastrdrver

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    Just like to add in Hardware Secrets and [H]. Jonny though has the best equipment if I'm not mistaken but the other two are good and do it right. Just in case your looking for a review of a unit that Jonny has not covered.
     
  2. Zen_

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    Got my new HAF 912, Silver Arrow and Scythe S-Flex fans in today.

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    Installing the Silver Arrow in this size case was a major pain in the ass but it does fit with room to spare. Fired it up, the idle temps were 52C and by the time I got into windows it was up to 65C, over the limit for a Phenom II. First thought was the TIM went all over the place because of how much I had to tweak the heatsink to get the 4 pin power plug and top center mobo screw in, but then it hit me that I forgot the remove the plastic peel off on the heatsink base. Had to tear it all back down again but two hours wasted beats a fried CPU. With the heatsink installed correctly (derp derp) my Phenom II @ 3.8 GHz is idling at 32C, 6 degrees lower than the old V8. Can't wait to see what it can do after the TIM settles.

    Overall two big thumbs up for the Silver Arrow (aside from installation), HAF 912 and Scythe S-Flex fans. Big improvement over what I had before.
     
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  3. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    math + me = fail every time


    i couldnt remember if it was 50% more or 100% more, so i went with the lower figure
     
  4. DanishDevil

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    Don't ask mooing goat giraffes to do math.
     
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    Nice rig bro! looks clean, just tuck those fan cables around the back of the cooler and it would look perfect.;) btw, that cpu cooler is huge:rockout:
     
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    +1 Looking nice.
     
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    computertechy New Member

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    with all the shit i have im my rig, i barely drain 400watts from the wall... 500 if i start clocking and pushing her.
     
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  8. Zen_

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    Yeah I need to do some final tidying tomorrow, just spent 6 frustrating hours putting it together.

    Just did a 15 min linpack test of a Phenom II @ 4.0 GHz, 1.5v and it barely cracked 50c. The Silver Arrow is a beast!
     
  9. MT Alex

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    Bah. Go for originality and find a little plastic trapeze artist to hang from them.:toast:

    Looks very clean, and the fan sleeving is a nice touch.
     
  10. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    i dont even hit 350W, so yeah, same boat here.


    PSU reccomendations always aim high, because of two things.

    1. cheap shitey PSU's that over-rate their capacity

    2. multi rail PSU's having high wattage, but spread thin over heaps of rails.

    a 600W PSU spread over four 12V rails, a 3.3v rail and a 5v rail aint gunna work so well when one particular component is really power hungry (OC'd i7, 5970, fermi, whatever)

    with corsair we're talking under-rated PSU's with single 12V rails, so the odds of them working and laster longer lifespans is quite a lot higher than a cheap multirail PSU.
     
  11. theonedub

    theonedub habe fidem

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    Nothing wrong or unreliable with a quality multirail PSU either. I'd have no problem putting my TP750 with its 4 25A 12v rails heads up against any 750w single rail Corsair :D
     
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    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    and it works fine so long as no one component exceeds that 25A


    for example, what if you went 4x midrange cards (like 9800GT eco) for folding or SLI - woops, primary rail gets overloaded, the extra rails for just PCI-E connectors go unused.


    yes, its unlikely - and its not happening in your system, but its a good example of how more rails is not a good thing.
     
  13. theonedub

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    Yeah, I would say that example is pretty unlikely. But while we are discussing unlikely scenarios...

    Yes, its unlikely, but its a good example of how a single rail could not be a good thing.
     
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    yes it is simthing like a metal wire coated with plastic.
    the Cables of My OCZ PSU are realy short and all my Plastic zip's uden in the Case :D
     
  15. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

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    i'd be fine with a PSU like that having say, 4x 250W rails. the point is, some PSU's cap them too low - and 'too low' gets higher and higher each generation (cough fermi)
     
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    Not true, stop buying crappy mutli rails when you do get them :laugh:

    O had 65 amps to share over 6 rails once, plenty enough considering my psu was designed with balance already in mind, I.E graphics had two rails for it's self ( 4 pci-e) and so on.

    Impossible for me to trip it up unless I kept adding molex splitters and tried to overload that rail :laugh:
     
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  17. mastrdrver

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    :laugh: Looks about as tight as a D14 in a CM 590.

    I got me a 4 pin y cable extension so I could hook it up to the 4 pin on the board and run it to the back side for easy connecting and disconnecting fans.
     
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    Why not take that middle HDD rack out for improved airflow if you're not using it?
     
  19. kurosagi01

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    OMG i want that case :( it looks really nice.

    Also i appreciate all the comments about my 400w psu haha =p i am having hard time to believe its still running all the hardwares and my gtx460 is factory overclocked and my cpu is overclocked too,i am loving how good this psu is right now and the minimum amps they reconmend is 24amps on the gtx460 while i have 30amps lol.
    But yeah i am planning on upgrading psu in near future.
     
  20. pjladyfox

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    Looks pretty nice 'tho you could probably do some more tiding up with some of those cables on the fan if you got a couple of sleeved extensions. Still, I'm really excited about the HAF 912 and hope I can get my hands on one to build a system in here soon. :rockout:
     
  21. wolf

    wolf Performance Enthusiast

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    fixed :) Fermi is fine but GF100 loves the juice alright.

    and Zen_ I really like what you've done with the new case and fans strapped to the CPU cooler :toast:
     
  22. Zen_

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    I had bought a PWM y-cable for the fans and did just that today.

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    Overall I really like the silver arrow, but the installation was a full tour of the nine circles of hell. I would also advise anyone using Thermalright's new variable tension mount for AM2/3 sockets to be careful . If you screw down full tension it will cause severe mobo warp, so much it could damage it. 2 or 3 threads exposed seems to be about right.
     
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    good info, i suggest you send Thermalright a mail regarding that :toast:
     
  24. erocker

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    Got my HTPC put together. Specs on the left.

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    Gets just over 14,000 points in Vantage, all stock settings. :)
     
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    What is the verdict on that "intake" fan?

    Nice rig, let me know when you get bored of that 460;)
     

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