Recent content by thesecond

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    Cleaning to convert loop from silver+copper to all nickle?

    I understand that nickel is plating over copper. However, internet consensus and EK's own warranty states that putting silver in a loop with nickel will strip the plating. And they recommend using a coolant - not distilled water - for long life. Internet consensus supports this, as i've seen...
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    Cleaning to convert loop from silver+copper to all nickle?

    Hey folks, I have an idea here, tell me if i'm being to paranoid. I currently have a Dangerden monsoon reservoir with a silver plug in it, and all copper blocks, running distilled water. I'm looking at current production watercooling stuff, and most of it seems to be nickel and pure copper...
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    collapsed tube

    Your bend is too tight. Increase the length of tube for that connection in order to soften the bend.
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    do new games suck or am I cynical?

    Pro tip from another gamer in their 30's. Earth Defense Force 4.1 5 just came out, but they're still ironing it out.
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    Recommend me an algeacide...

    I use a Monsoon Antimicrobial Silver Bullet Plug. Screws right into my reservoir.
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    What radiator fans?

    Nidec Gentle Typhoons or Noctua A12's The GT's are super quiet for how fast they are, and the A12's are based on GT's but with a bunch of improvements like custom plastic, notched wings, etc. Ball bearings FTW
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    DFI LANparty UT nF4 SLI-DR (S939) in box

    BFG didn't go under due to their sweet warranty and support. They went under because Best Buy, which made for something like 80% of their sales just dropped them out of nowhere. They even said it themselves in an interview when it happened.
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    1366 x58 Xeon Enthusiast overclocks club

    I have an odd issue thats been popping up. I've had my e5649 running solid at 3.8ghz for a few years, but over the past 12 months or so i cant overclock it all. I tried for a tiny overclock of 150 bclk and locking the core voltage at 1.25v, it corrupts windows when i try to boot. Takes a solid...
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    Good 7/16 ID tubing these days?

    Hey friends, I have myself a pickle here. I've been using masterkleer clear 7/16" ID 5/8 OD" tubing, friction fit over DD fatboy 1/2" barbs for years now and I want to rebuild. Problem is that nobody carries this tubing in clear anymore. I want to use this tubing as its worked fantastically...
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    How often do you replace your case fans?

    I'd replace mine if they started making noise, but my scythe AP-15's are 5 years old running almost 24/7 and still silent. Ball bearing love
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    Enermax T.B. RGB Fan 3-Pack & RevoBron 600W PSU Luck Draw

    I'd put these spiffy modern fans on my 12 year old dangerden case.
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    How many of you make use of the 360 deg. function of MARS fan from In Win?

    Nobody is laughing that they're recommending that you strap their expensive fan to an existing fan on the webpage for "efficiency"? I'm dying. Oh god what a waste of time and money.
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    One radiator enough for new loop?

    I'm late to the party. I have an e5649 on stock clock, R9-290 @ 1140mhz core (stock is 947), both under water with an alphacool nexxos UT-60 360mm with scythe-ap-15s and i run an average of 58C on the GPU. It mines 24/7, when the GPU goes above 60C, the room its in is SWEATY hot. Water...
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    Multiple rads needed?

    I have a single alphacool UT60 360 cooling an overclocked xeon 5649 and a stock R9 290. Temps on both never go above 50C.
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    Do sound cards matter (Gamer using speakers)

    Yes. I'm using Monsoon MM-1000 speakers (lol vintage) and switching between my motherboard and my auzentech gives an audible difference. The biggest difference however, is that the sound card produces higher volumes Other changes include slightly less compression, slightly less background...