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    1366 x58 Xeon Enthusiast overclocks club

    Hope you get it all up and running. I still have my X5670 and P6X58D Premium running 24x7 as a file server and domain controller. The longevity of the enthusiast boards is extraordinary.
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    Internet speed required for mining?

    Crypto is down big time and I'm seeing people near me offloading their mining rigs becuase it isn't profitable any more I guess. I have access to (legit) free power. Our neighbor (a landfil) generates power from methane, and we have a free supply. One day they may get around to billing us, but...
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    Jamo D 600 15" is 'dead', What is a good replacement?

    I still haven't pulled the trigger on a replacement yet. I have some money sitting in a managed fund that I can only use when it makes enough to pay for it. Since the share market took a big hit over the last few months I'm already $7k in the hole FFS. As I mentioned before, I dragged out my...
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    Jamo D 600 15" is 'dead', What is a good replacement?

    Doesn't look like I can get these in New Zealand. I haven't looked at this option but the speaker you linked would not be suitable. The speaker in there is a long throw sub. The amp would probably blow the cone right out of the housing of that dinky looking thing.
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    Jamo D 600 15" is 'dead', What is a good replacement?

    I have temporarily swapped out my Jamo (which is an unported 15" BTW) for my ghetto modded Logitech z5500 sub. The original z5500 amp kicked the bucket so I ordered a sub amp online that cranks 500WRMS. For those unfamiliar with the z5500 sub, its a ported 10". I still need to run the Yamaha...
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    Jamo D 600 15" is 'dead', What is a good replacement?

    They don't sell direct to the public. I can buy them locally no problem, I just wanted to know what experiences people had with SVS. So far I've had a few subs die on me for various reasons and didn't want to buy something I'll come to regret later. I'm going to get a single PB16-Ultra. My wife...
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    Jamo D 600 15" is 'dead', What is a good replacement?

    It's sometimes difficult to find sellers that will ship to NZ. Air-freight to NZ for a sub would be exhobitant. I can't even imagine what they would charge for an 80KG PB16-Ultra. I might as well buy a passenger ticket for it, if the cost is that high for shipping it would be better to buy...
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    Jamo D 600 15" is 'dead', What is a good replacement?

    Just did a quick and dirty measure. Our lounge is 4.5m x 15m (15ft x 49ft). Some of that space is taken by a small kitchenette and stairs, but not much. Room gain is non-existant.
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    Jamo D 600 15" is 'dead', What is a good replacement?

    I can't buy direct from SVS owing to the fact that I'm at the arse end of the world (which means I also pay a steep premium too). I just have to figure out whats best and buy it. Pretty lame. I'm leaning toward the ported PB16 Ultra. SVS recommends running it at a 60hz cut-off with tthe Concept...
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    Jamo D 600 15" is 'dead', What is a good replacement?

    SVS recommends the PB16-Ultra. Where I am this is $2k more expensive and I still have to convice my wife to let me spend this much. :unsure:
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    Jamo D 600 15" is 'dead', What is a good replacement?

    Dune killed my home theater sub. I think the voice coils overheated and now it makes very loud popping sounds at higher volumes. :cry: It is (was) 400W continuous, 1600W peak and was exrodinary while it lasted. I guess I'm looking at SVS for a replacement, can anyone comment on how these...
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    New and Improved Watercooling Sticky - Post Your Systems Here

    Not really. The way you have it set up, you could just remove three tubes and plug the ports, you'd be done fairly quickly, its the draining and refilling that would take longest (if you need to drain, that is). Based on what? Flow rates make a difference to cooling performance. I tested...
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    New and Improved Watercooling Sticky - Post Your Systems Here

    You probably should run those cards in serial instead of parallel. You will get a small drop in overall flow rate but your temps will be better over all. The problem with running the cards in parallel is that the water has a lot more time to heat up inside the block, which means parts of the...
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    1366 x58 Xeon Enthusiast overclocks club

    Hi Rick. If I remember correctly, the Marvell controllers on X58 occupy only a single PCIe lane, which means it is only fast enough for a single modern SSD (500MB/s max over SATA3). If you run more than one SSD on the controller, you will see a performance drop in some situations. Also, because...
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    1366 x58 Xeon Enthusiast overclocks club

    I've still got one 1366 system in active use. My work uses my hand-me-down as a file and domain server.
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    1st new pc in 20 years

    There is no meaningful difference in sound profile between 120mm and 140mm fans unless you are running them at high speed. Removeable motherboard trays are either a gimmick, and/or completely useless because there is usually a reason you can't use it, like watercooling or the now all too common...
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    5960x CPU upgrade to a xeon?

    I'm still running a 5960X and over time my OC has gotten less stable. I think it is because of Asus's only passable VRM. Locking the voltage instead of using offsets has fixed it for now, but its kinda niggling at my brain why its started randomly hanging. I tried lowing my multiplier, as well...
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    Quadriga Cryptocurrency Wallets are Empty

    You mean widow right? not window?
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    My first watercooling loop (Not the usual, I suspect)

    That horizontal pump is triggering my OCD... jk Looks pretty sweet, having your radiators horizontal should improve your flow rates and noise levels too.
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    Pump Vibration Isolation

    No they don't. Random white noise from a fan or pump does not multiply with the number of fans in the same way a speaker multiplies the volume of music. Go ahead and test it, run a single fan at full speed, then compare it to two fans at full speed, the volume will be slightly louder. That is...
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    Pump Vibration Isolation

    I don't understand your reasoning, fans should behave the same as subwoofers? Why? I'm utterly confused.
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    Pump Vibration Isolation

    Based on what? your experience with your loop with a single pump? Which apparently represents every use case scenario? gimme a break. WTF, why are we comparing with subwoofers now? Subwoofers are literally designed to make noise, to generate SPL in a room and db is a non-linear scale, it isn't...
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    PSU Connector Rant

    Get an extension for testing purposes and cut the locking tab off.
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    Pump Vibration Isolation

    Apples and oranges. Jeez where do I even start... You can't compare water pumps to fans, axial fans aren't even remotely similar to water pumps. 2 pumps make less noise than one, the primary reason is due to the restriction of flow in the loop. EVERY loop restricts flow, the greater the...
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    Pump Vibration Isolation

    Hmm, two enormous rads, CPU and GPU block, why not add a second pump?
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    Watercooled DDC?

    As for noise levels, this will also depend a lot on application; a restrictive loop, for example, with a lot of height and/or lots of rads and blocks, will cause a pump to be noisier. My own examples; computer a) 2 D5 pumps from lowest to highest, half a meter pumping height, three large...
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    Watercooled DDC?

    Not even close. The difference between the two is the size of the impeller, the DDC has a significantly larger impeller which provides a much higher head pressure. The larger impeller faces a lot higher resistance (inertial resistance, not electrical) when turning the larger impeller in water to...
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    Watercooled DDC?

    Size should not be your primary consideration when selecting pump. If space is an issue you should consider a pump-res combo, there are literally dozens of options. Generally speaking the D5 is better in every way but one, the DDC is able to pump water higher, which means it can pump better in...
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    Fan Controller.

    You could DIY, you need to have one fan send RPM to the motherboard, from the mobo the PWM signal goes to all fans, and finally, run the 12V straight off the PSU. When I had my main system in my TJ07 I did this with a whole bunch of PWM splitters, pulled the 12V out of the final plug and used a...
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    My first watercooling loop (Not the usual, I suspect)

    I've kept my eye on radiator benchmarks for years and the one thing I have noticed over time is that there is only a few degrees difference between best and worst, even with a large variance in fin density. I also just assumed thicker=better for a long time until I went for the thickest possible...
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    My first watercooling loop (Not the usual, I suspect)

    https://hardforum.com/threads/phanteks-enthoo-elite-build-log.1939468/ https://hardforum.com/threads/silverstone-tj07-horizontal-case-mod.1941067/
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    My first watercooling loop (Not the usual, I suspect)

    Oh man, you should have asked here first, thinner is definitely better when it comes to rads. Thicker means you need higher static pressure to get air through it, and no matter what, more noise, even at the same fan speeds. If anything you should have gone for more surface area, add another rad...
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    New and Improved Watercooling Sticky - Post Your Systems Here

    Are the sensors actual WC sensors? Or are you using the stick on probes that come with some motherboards? I'm keen to see load temps, thanks.
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    The best PC case I ever owned was a...

    My most recent case is the Phanteks Enthoo Elite, but my all-time favorite case has to be the Silverstone TJ07 it replaced. Thankfully I managed to repurpose it, and I still like it way more than the Phanteks, it's just so clean and moddable.
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    New and Improved Watercooling Sticky - Post Your Systems Here

    What is the temp difference between all those sensors?
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    First custom loop, mostly in.

    Very nice. What are your noise levels like? I never had much luck with the Vardar fans. You should seriously consider hardline in a case like that. Would be epic.
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    Is my cooler on its last legs? Enermax Liqtech 240 TR4

    I don't know man, does an AIO qualify as 'water cooling'? Custom loops or GTFO. But seriously though, you should not be able to feel a difference between inlet and outlet temp wise. Any loop with a decent flow rate should only have 1-2 degree temp difference between inlet and outlet so if one...
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    Thinking of moving to a custom loop. A few questions.

    I think this is the case only on very specific scenarios; a thick radiator, lots of heat and fans with bad static pressure running at high speed. Get the thinnest radiators you can with fans on one side for the best noise profile. Avoid vardar fans, the have an awful noise profile. Noctua have...
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    First timer - Water Cooling

    There are plenty of videos on YouTube that explain loop order and how it doesn't make any meaningful difference to temps. Just make sure that your pump is nearest the bottom of your loop and that your res feeds directly in to it for easy filing (generally not an issue with a res pump combo)...
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    Looking to rebuild audio system, seeking advice

    Well, on my Atmos reciever (basically one of the first to get support), it simply does not work due to multiple broken implementations by the likes of Microsoft, or simple non-support by google. Since I already spend a good couple of grand on gear with broken Atmos support, there is no wy I'm...
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