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    Klipsch Promedia 5.1's - Amp repair

    THANK YOU SO MUCH! Your tip #8 fixed the hum in my set which was driving me nuts. The two larger 35v caps is what did it.
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    Cleveland Area: Large 1-topping Papa johns pizza 23 cents! HOT

    Haha... best use of the HOT tag yet. Wait, its Papa Johns; you better change it to [Slightly-warm/soggy].
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    PC Power & Cooling Turbo-Cool 1KW-SR - $199

    Damn.... thats a steal.
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    Quick Question re: 8800 GTX DDen cooler

    I don't think you're going to fit an second card in there even with the DDen. I cannot recommend EK enough over DangerDen. What kind of card is the PCI-card?
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    3007wfp vs 3007wfp-hc vs wait (3008wfp)

    Don't forget the HP LP3065. Much better than the 3007-HC
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    Project: Beast 2.5

    I dare you to open up that DangerDen block. You don't think they went with an opaque cover just for fun, do you? I nearly vomited when I took the top off mine... Impressive build as always.
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    High flow fitting vs. perfect seal fitting

    I hate the perfect seal fittings. They're a massive pain to get hose onto and I always feel like I have to put way too much pressure on the fitting to get the hose on.
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    Need thermal tape for 8800GTX

    No, any sort of paste wont work. there is a very large gap between the heat sink and the memory. I've probably got a dozen tubes of AS5 laying around, the problem is I need something thick between them.
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    Need thermal tape for 8800GTX

    I put my 8800GTX on a full cover waterblock a while ago, but now I have to use the air cooler again while I rebuild my water loops in a new case. The thermal tape on the stock cooler fell apart when I pulled it off, and I can't find anything even close to the thickness that they used on...
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    Worth it to WC Evga 680i NB and SB?

    I had blocks on my nb/sb and had to pull them off and put the fan back on while I'm redoing my loops. That tiny fan is easily the loudest thing in my whole setup and its extremely annoying. I disconnected the fan and I'm running it passive for the time being. It seems to be ok for now, mainly...
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    D-Den 8800 quality and corrosion (pics)

    Haha, wow. I'm never using AC fluid again. I've got 2 bottles of FluidXP Extreme coming, along with 20 feet of the UV blue hose from Jab-tech that will work with my 3/8" barb system. We'll see how well that works (after I blast all the junk out of my big-ass radiator, that is)
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    EK or Danger den 8800 gtx block?

    ^^ Heheh. I'm also going to suggest EK.
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    D-Den 8800 quality and corrosion (pics)

    Hahaha, I have some of that coming with a Twinplex SLI. About the FluidXP...l can you even add that to the cart? I cant seem to do it.
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    D-Den 8800 quality and corrosion (pics)

    I'm not sure what I'm going to do at this point. I just finished cleaning the hell out of all the parts. I'm going to try running FluidXP, and possibly look into remachining those stainless steel parts with some sort of acrylic; that would at least take the 3rd metal out of the loop. Anyone...
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    D-Den 8800 quality and corrosion (pics)

    Haha, no, I'm not doing that. My radiator is pretty easy to clean once its out, since its 2 pieces. When I first popped it open, it was in a lot better condition than I thought it would be. You can still see the sludge buildup in the channels, especially on the corner. Its kind of cool...
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    D-Den 8800 quality and corrosion (pics)

    Here's what's left of my bottle after doing both loops (about 1 liter combined) and one loop a second time: I did have a ton of blue motion in there however. It didn't seem to glow very much even under blacklight, so I kept adding it. I'm going to try white vinegar and maybe listerene...
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    D-Den 8800 quality and corrosion (pics)

    Yeah, I was going to get some FluidXP, but no one had it in stock with some other parts I needed. Anyone have any tips for cleaning out the inside of a BlackIce 240GT?
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    D-Den 8800 quality and corrosion (pics)

    Shoggy: The goop in the block looked very similar to that. Mine wasn't that bad, but I bet it would have been if I had let it go any longer. This loop was only running for 2 MONTHS! Are you saying I should avoid the AC fluid? I have a bottle of similar stuff from Innovatek that would probably...
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    D-Den 8800 quality and corrosion (pics)

    the material in the center should be flush with the clear top, so even without a gasket hardly any water is going to get in there. I don't know why D-Den went with a center gasket, maybe to keep water from sitting in the center and corroding? And yeah, imagesocket is horribly slow, I'm...
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    D-Den 8800 quality and corrosion (pics)

    I assume you mean the dry side? Its horrible. ^^No, not at all. Besides creating more friction on the water (you want the water to flow evenly through the block), the mediablasted areas corrode easier. n00btard: I have 2 loops. Arcygenical: It's a work in progress. My case is...
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    D-Den 8800 quality and corrosion (pics)

    I run for silence, so I wanted a fullcover block since there are no fans in the case. At idle it does 55C-57C, not much over 65 at load. (660/1100) Anyway, its time to clean this mess up. Grab your tools: 1 old toothbrush, 1 bottle of ketchup (complete with Lycopene propoganda on reverse...
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    D-Den 8800 quality and corrosion (pics)

    That goup would be buildup of AC fluid and particles from corrosion. Edit: Pulled the block from the card, I gotta laugh at the core contact on this thing: Also I think it was "hand lapped" with a piece of steel wool.
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    D-Den 8800 quality and corrosion (pics)

    So I look over at the front of my computer to see one of my Aquatubes looking like this: (There's actually a tubemeter half way back that isn't even visible :eek: ) Crap, gotta take apart one of the loops and fix the problem. I'm using LOTS of AquaComputer's Glycol solution in my system, but...
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    H2O Cooling for evga 680 MB?

    I've got mine on water, including the southbridge. I have a TDX on the E6600, the D-Den 680i block, and a D-Den DFI Maze4 on the southbridge, although using this here blocks the top PCI-E 16x slot. I'm running the 8800gtx (with a D-Den block, but don't buy these) in the bottom slot, even though...
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    worth it to water cool the chipset on evga 680i?

    I don't know why the rest of you have problems with it. No where in the manual does it say you need to use the top slot. I've never seen a post message about moving my card, either.
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    Have you tried WC with fans off

    I do it all the time, even when gaming. The temps stay down too. Passive radiators kick ass.
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    worth it to water cool the chipset on evga 680i?

    Ok, you're right. Just don't tell my pc, or I might not be able to post anymore. Taken 2 minutes ago: Edit: Ignore the mess, I'm still building it :z
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    worth it to water cool the chipset on evga 680i?

    One more thing: The mosfets around the zif get really, REALLY freaking hot. It hasn't been a problem so far and doesn't seem to affect performance, but it might be worth looking into a custom solution for that. Bah. Quote != edit.
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    worth it to water cool the chipset on evga 680i?

    Sup guys. No, you cannot use the top 16x with that block. Yes, the bottom 16x slot works fine.
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    8800GTX water block EK vs DD?

    Send me the EK and I'll let you know.
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    My 8800 GTX Fried Literally ...

    Damn, I was hoping for some pics of a deep-fried 8800, complete with an AS5 dipping sauce.
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    What 120mm fans would you use on your radiator

    I run Scythe S-FDB 1600 fans. They push about 60cfm at 30db. VERY quiet and still enough performance to keep anything cool.
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    nVidia Quad SLI GeForce 7950 GX2. how does it compare to the 8800s?

    He might have a 6bit monitor or something, and from his viewpoint, there would be no difference. Who knows. I too was utterly underwhelmed with Quad SLI. I got them for free through the EVGA step-up from SC 7900 GTX's, and I regretted doing it almost immediately. The performance WAS better...
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    nVidia Quad SLI GeForce 7950 GX2. how does it compare to the 8800s?

    The difference is easily noticeable by just about anyone. Even in 2d, the colors are a bit better due to the new 10bit ramdac. In 3d the difference is much more prominent, all of the shimmering problems with the 7x series are gone, and the AA is a lot better too.
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    nVidia Quad SLI GeForce 7950 GX2. how does it compare to the 8800s?

    My quad sli got about 14,000 3dmarks, my single 8800GTX gets just under 20,000.
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    EK 8800gtx waterblock

    Doesn't EK ship internationally?
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    Logitech VX Revolution 931690-0403 Black 7 Buttons Wireless Laser $35AR

    I have this mouse for my laptop and love it. I was hoping there was a deal on the full-size version, although the vx is just a tad smaller than the MX700. My main reason for wanting the bigger one is the rechargeable battery. The VX uses a single AA battery.
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    8800 GTX temperatures ?

    Mine levels out at 50C with the fans off. When its gaming, the fans just do their thing and I don't have problems. :P
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    Danger Den Custom for 775 and 680i

    In case anyone is still interested, I did get blocks on all the chips, but not without a few problems. As you can see, the block for the southbridge sits right under where the gpu would be in the top slot. It looked like it would have cleared before I installed it, but the bolt ends up...
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    Danger Den Custom for 775 and 680i

    It should. All the 680i's are the same (except for the striker) and I have an RBX on mine. The RBX actually hits a row of capacitors that are REALLY close to the zif on the i/o side, so I had to offset the RBX to get it to fit. The other side is more clear though, and with the TDX's asymmetrical...