$105.88 before tax (California, at least) or shipping. Not bad, think I'll pick it up there. Decent resellerratings for that site.
I believe they're completely identical. There's a third company that makes one that looks exactly the same too. I think they all use the same design. No idea about noise difference, I doubt there's much of one.
On any of them, you have to make a couple small cuts in it to avoid small...
I'm not sure why. It's not quite as efficient, and it doesn't cool any of the motherboard components below it due to it's orientation. It is better for exhausting hot air out of the case, but that's about it. You really can't run it passive on most CPUs (unless maybe if you have a P180 case with...
Thermaltake Big Typhoon is a great cooler. I had a hard time believing it, being that Thermaltake makes it. :p
But the reviews speak for themselves:
My only issue with it is the weight (and apparently it's not possible to install with...
In terms of noise? I was experimenting with some fans I have yesterday and having anything that close to the fan does increase noise...It did seem more noisey on the pull side as push side, but I still would think a shroud would help noise.
First computer we had at home was one of the (if not the) first Apple Powerbooks. Don't remember the model #. Black & white screen, 90MB HD space, about 8MB RAM.
Then a Performa 6400/180 (CD-ROM, w00t!)
To a G4 400 Sawtooth (AGP graphics)
Sold it when moved in with the girlfriend who had a...
Monitors have drivers? Is this specific to LCDs, or special features some monitors have? I've never installed a monitor driver in my life. This ViewSonic CRT came with a CD when I bought it 5 years ago, never once put it in.
I know people who have had issues with ZZF. I've always used Newegg and never had a problem. They both charge tax in my state. So it's worth the extra $10 to me. Hell, it's a $400 piece of equipment. It's not much of a difference.
I don't know if anyone's mentioned this yet, as I was just skimming for pics, but a couple people here are pumping into their Storm's output. The block wont even work as designed if you do that. The water should be going into the hole right in the middle of the block.
I was considering both them and BFG. Looks like I can't lose. Though I wont be getting my new card for a couple more months. :(
I've had similar experiences from OCZ (they upgraded my PSU when I RMA'd one).
In regards to Storm vs TDX, take this for what you will, but here's an interactive graph:
If you click on those two blocks, it seems the Storm is continually at least 2 degrees cooler than the TDX. However, those are assuming flow rates are...
The NV-68 really isn't a very good block. It's very restrictive which will raise temps for the CPU as well. That plus the Storm must kill your flow. I would have gone with a Maze4 (or the like) and copper ram sinks with a little airflow.
Wow, not a single one of you understood his question.
He wants to know if with his 2.2GHz CPU, if the 7800GT will be able to show that large of a performance increase over the X800XL.
I would expect it would be at best 50% faster with that CPU. If the CPU is overclocked to 2.6 or so, you'd...
Yeah, what they said. ;)
I have my 2 80mm fans that came with my case on the same channel of my Sunbeam rheostat. Works fine, as together they only use like 1/3 to 1/2 the available watts per channel.
Medium to high-speed 120mm fans could be approaching the red area though. If you can...
Idle temps don't matter worth a damn.
Load temps look good. I have my 2.4C @ only 2.75GHz, my ASUS board reads 40-42 depending on ambient temps. You shouldn't have to worry until the high 50s, maybe 60s but that's too hot for my taste.
I've had similar problems with my 2.4C (SL6Z3, I believe?) and P4C800-E Deluxe. My RAM is BH-5 PC-3500, it shouldn't hold anything back, especially when using 5:4 ratio because then when you set it at 250, it's only running at 200. But this isn't stable. I've tried all the way up to 2.65 volts...
Depends on what you want.
Silence -> P180
Looks -> P180
Price -> P180 (though I don't think you'd be worried about that...)
Want to watercool -> Stacker
Going SLi -> Stacker (I don't know I'd trust the P180 to cool 2 7800GTXs)
If you'll also notice, it is isolated from the rest of the case. There is a divider that separates it, and a fan to blow air through that separate chamber. It should reduce the heat transfer between the PSU and the rest of the components.
This specific one at Directron is black and for that case:
It says it has a fan, but the pic shows it as a plain panel. If you're adding a fan anyways, maybe it would be fine?