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« Reply #20 on: October 12, 2006, 07:04:59 AM »
Nice. That's a pretty impressive overclock.

I love 120mm fans too. They're so much quieter than the 80's and 40's in my previous PC.

(Hey! I've got an ASUS board with Corsair XMS2 RAM on it!)

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« Reply #21 on: October 12, 2006, 07:10:21 AM »
^^ 'Towering Inferno' :)

I would want to mount the motherboard vertically...

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« Reply #22 on: October 12, 2006, 08:00:54 AM »
haha your motherboard looks more like the engine of a car O_O

what kind of tower are you using?

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« Reply #23 on: October 12, 2006, 09:52:49 AM »
It's a lian li v2100 (big case)

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« Reply #24 on: October 12, 2006, 09:17:26 PM »
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Is it worth replacing the thermal pad with http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=10715&vpn=AS5-3.5&manufacture=ARCTIC%20SILVER

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you bought an E6400, not an old P4 EE. the TDPs are so good on the new conroes that the thermal bond is no longer the issue. MaximumPC magazine recently ran a benchmark on the X6800 (new top-of-the-line Core2), and "accidentally" forgot to plug in the fan on the heatsink, and was still able to run all of the intensive benchmarks without any problems (and still managed to whoop the FX-62's arse)

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Skythe Ninja Plus SCNJ-1100P

nice! good thing you have the V2100. i used to have a bigass CM case but moved to a lian-li a V600 because i actually move it more often than i work in it. got a hdd bay convertor and am running 7 hdds internal. my revB P4 doesn't have great numbers, but the thermals are well within reasonable levels and the V600 has amazing venthilation for my hdds (they never get above slightly warm to the touch)



-- edit: accidentally posted the old pic of my case, put up the new one XD
« Last Edit: October 12, 2006, 09:21:58 PM by thatguy »

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« Reply #25 on: October 14, 2006, 01:32:53 AM »
eeeee~ sexy stuff, if i get a desktop, i gotta top the sexyness of yall's D:

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« Reply #26 on: October 14, 2006, 06:56:30 PM »
Yay!

My PC finally arrived and is built.


Parts-wise it ended up being:

Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 (2.13ghz)
ASUS P5N-SLI Motherboard
2048mb Corsair PC5400 DDR2667 RAM (4-4-4-12-1T)
eVGA GeForce 7900GTO (512mb PCI-E)
Soundblaster Live! Value

320gb Seagate Barracuda Hard Drive (SATA2, 16mb cache)
LG DVD/RW

Centurion TAC05 Case
Fortron 500AX Power Supply

Logitech G15 Keyboard
Microsoft Comfort Optical Mouse 3000

Acer 22" Widescreen LCD Display (1680x1050, 5ms, 700:1)

Some pics (god my webcam is horrid):






Alas I couldn't get it to take recognizable picks of the final set-up.

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« Reply #27 on: October 14, 2006, 10:33:49 PM »
:lol: yeah the pics look crappy, but that computer sure as hell doesn't :o

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« Reply #28 on: October 15, 2006, 10:55:40 AM »
How come the imageboard doesn't for me on this computer? :O

It always says that I don't enter the verification code, or that I've entered the wrong code, but I'm completely sure it's correct...And it only happens with my computer.

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« Reply #29 on: October 15, 2006, 09:25:17 PM »
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It's a lian li v2100 (big case)
whoa i just saw this, that's a sexy heatsink.

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« Reply #30 on: October 15, 2006, 11:29:58 PM »
Question: What is a disk "defragmenter" and what does it do?

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« Reply #31 on: October 16, 2006, 07:16:37 AM »
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Question: What is a disk "defragmenter" and what does it do?
As the name implies 'defragment your disk' (files on them actually).

It has to do with when big files get spread in small pieces across your harddisk, as the heads of the disk take time to travel to each part of the file, it takes longer to load then when a file is 'defragmented'.
Dedragmented means 'more continues', it depends a bit on the program used how good the endresult is.

Might have some more info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defragmentation

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« Reply #32 on: October 16, 2006, 09:10:52 AM »
Hmm...

My new comp's temps are (Idle/Load):
CPU: 41/45
Northbridge: 45/52
Motherboard: 37/39
Hard Drive: 33/35
GPU: 40/40


Are these OK?

Everything seems stable - but I don't want anything to get fried.

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« Reply #33 on: October 16, 2006, 12:18:15 PM »
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My new comp's temps are (Idle/Load):
CPU: 41/45
Northbridge: 45/52
Motherboard: 37/39
Hard Drive: 33/35
GPU: 40/40

Are these OK?
Sounds OK to me, actually they are quite low I think.

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« Reply #34 on: October 16, 2006, 01:33:00 PM »
Yay!

They seem to be stable too - no increase from idle temps after leaving it on overnight downloading torrents and running the nVidia Luna demo.

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« Reply #35 on: October 20, 2006, 02:37:46 AM »

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« Reply #36 on: October 20, 2006, 07:06:39 AM »
^ :) saw that, I would not want to be in that room after they fried those chips, must have smelled worse then a Fish&Chips.

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« Reply #37 on: October 20, 2006, 09:54:56 AM »
I love Soft Domes!  I've used IBM/Lenovo Thinkpads for the past 10 years, and I've always loved the Trackpoint nipple pointer.  It allowed me to move my curser without removing my fingers from the home row or contorting my thumb down to a weird angle to hit a touchpad.  



For most of those years, I used the Classic Dome pointer (left), which is like a fuzzy nipple with curved edges.  Worked great, but after a few months, the fuzziness goes away and the nipple gets all smooth.  With less traction, more effort was needed to move the curser.  I moved to Soft Rim pointers last year (right).  These are like a hard cylinder-shaped eraser, with a concave tip that you can stick the tip of your finger in (I always just put pressure on the edge of the tip).  Less energy needed, but it wasn't as accurate as the Classic Dome.

I recently bought a pack of Soft Domes to try out (center).  These require  by far the least energy, but these small stubs on the top of the nipple provide great grip to the tip of my finger.  I have truly found paradise!

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« Reply #38 on: October 20, 2006, 05:05:41 PM »
^ Do they still make those little keyboard nipples? :D

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« Reply #39 on: October 20, 2006, 06:10:08 PM »
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Hmm...
 
My new comp's temps are (Idle/Load):
CPU: 41/45
Northbridge: 45/52
Motherboard: 37/39
Hard Drive: 33/35
GPU: 40/40
 
 
Are these OK?
 
Everything seems stable - but I don't want anything to get fried.
Only one way to find out :D
First download this http://www.thecoolest.zerobrains.com/CoreTemp/
It monitors the thermal sensor which is built into each core.
Then download Orthos http://sp2004.fre3.com/beta/beta2.htm
and run that for 10minutes or so as you watch the temps.
Orthos will fully stress both cores, you can leave it run overnight if you want. It's also handy for overclocking you run Orthos to see if the cpu is stable or not at a certain clockspeed and vcore. If it's not it will say failed :D and you gotta clock it back a bit or put the vcore up to make it more stable. <-- don't try this with stock cooler k kids.
 
Anyway my 6600 gets up to 53c both cores when stressed at stock speed and vcore.
When I overclock it gets anywhere up to 65c.

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