Recent content by Bad ConNecTioN

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    Does a custom loop need to be serviced every year?

    I just built a new machine and recycled most of my cooling loop, which had been in service with no maintenance (except dusting) for at least 4yrs. I did add a bit of water at least 1 time, but I had a large reservoir and despite observable evaporation top offs were not a regular occurrence. I...
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    Ryzen 3000 boost clock controversy - der8auer publishes his survey results, not a good look for AMD

    I am more pissed off I cannot get my voltages to normal levels on my Gigabyte Aorus Maaster then I am about not seeing peak boost clock on 1 core. Right now my board sees 4.2 to 4.3 on all 12 cores, but I cannot get the voltages to run where I want them. I have open loop water cooling, but still...
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    (Solved)MSI 2080Ti Gaming X Trio fan curve and setting set speed fan issue

    What is your ultimate goal? The stock fan curve has the fans off at all temperatures under 60c. Idling at this temperature will not damage your card, and under load the fans will turn on and keep the temperatures reasonable. I have defined my own fan curve in MSI, and I did not experience the...
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    ASUS ROG Poseidon Platinum GTX 980 Ti Review @ [H]

    From my research its nickel plated copper. That is from an Asus employee on their own forums. I have one in transit to my house as we speak, so I'll know for certain tomorrow. I really didn't want to pay $699 when I can get a new or lightly used 980 TI on the forums for $100 less. However I...
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    Seasonic Snow Silent 1050W Luck Draw!!!!!

    B, and C: Seasonic's reputation and build quality.
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    Bit-HDTV invites

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    AMD: More Mantle Games Are On The Way

    Fuck Mantle. Runs like shit on my twin 290 Xfire setup. I get LOWER frames in mantle in BF4 then I do using Direct X. I was all over Mantle like crazy last year. Now I wont touch it with a ten foot poll.
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    First Custom Water Cooling Purchase About To Go Down...Some Questions

    My suggestion is to keep it simple. You can always add more parts later. I agree, just say no to motherboard blocks. I'm personally not a fan of bay reservoirs, though they do make things easy. Dual pumps are not necessary, though some argue that dual pumps offer some redundancy. I would say...
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    Cell Phone Sized AMD APU Powered PC

    I don't think this device is being released by AMD. Sounds like a third party company that is simply using an AMD processor.
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    Compression Fittings, Bitspower or Monsoon

    I don't know, but some of them were so loose in the threads that I could wobble the collar side to side and almost (it felt like it at least), pull the collar off the barb. Once under tension with a hose installed things tightened up a bit, but none of my other fittings felt like the monsoon...
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    Compression Fittings, Bitspower or Monsoon

    Phobya fittings and rotaries are cheap. But function over form in that case. The monsoon fittings seem to have issues with thread quality. I bought a pack of 6, and each one is different with regards to how the compression collar and the barb screw together, with some being more loose then...
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    Cooling Liquids??

    I don't own nickel plated blocks. I'm basing my opinion off my experience with nickel plated fittings. My Bitspower fittings showed significant corrosion in my system with only copper (brass), nickel, and a silver coil in the loop (two silver coils actually). My XSPC fittings were mostly...
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    Cooling Liquids??

    Distilled water and Silver coil here. Water was always clean upon draining...usually once a year. However be warned that nickel plating and silver do not mix. If you are going to have nickel in the loop, go with a biocide that wont alter the PH, such as Petra's PHN.
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    Compression Fittings, Bitspower or Monsoon

    Just some food for thought. I ran some Bitspower, XSPC, and Phobya nickel compresion fittings and rotaries in my cooling loop for almost 2yrs with distilled water and a silver coil. After that time, guess which fittings showed significant corrosion? Bitspower. The XSPC and Phobya fittings were...