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  1. http://www.frozencpu.com/cas-313.html Same case but watercooled differently. I was interested in the same case but air-cooled. MY PSU is an OCZ 600w & it won't fit in the case without modifying.
  2. Isn't Longhorn due for release this year? You might wait until it's release. I had planned on a dual boot w/ XP Pro & XP 64 but decided to wait for longhorn. Besides there were too many drivers missing gor my components to make XP 64 worthwhile. I suggest you check your system out by looking for the 64 bit driver availablity for your parts before deciding. I think there was only one virus program available (Avast?) with 64 bit support.
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  4. The rear case fan looks to be in ideal position to assist the Zalman. The fan is actually larger than my Lian Li rear fan & should really help you clear the exhaust.
  5. There is no 8 pin connector. Some people will say it's OK to just use the 4 pin connector in the 8 pin slot but I wouldn't do it. However, there are 4 pin to 8 pin adapters available & most reviews claim it works well. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16812183045 I'd stay away from the 20 pin to 24 pin adapter. but you won't need it.
  6. Like greatscott68 said the Zalman works excellent with a case that allows good alignment with the rear case fans. I tried the 120's & the Zalman was the better cooler. The Zalman is sort of case reliant. No other cooler will outperform it in a rig that allows the HSF to exhaust directly into rear case fans. It is even more suited to the Expert board because that layout allows the Zalman to cool the memory slots.
  7. If your rear case fans align with the CPU HSF then the Zalman 9500 works well. It will exhaust heat directly into those case fans.
  8. Is pin 1 on cable seated in the correct way? Try reversing it.
  9. I use the Zalman. I tried the SI-120 but found the Zalman more effecient. ( I wish I had recorded the differences). If you have a rear case fan aligned w/ the Zalman it will better the 120's. It also aids in exhausting the heat from the memory on an Expert board.
  10. The Zalman 9500 works very well w/ the Expert board & a case w/ a rear exhaust fan near the Zalman. The Expert board's layout w/ the memory slots where they are allows the Zalman to exhaust the heat the memory generates into the Zalman & then out the case. I tried the 120 & found the Zalman more efficient. It's also quieter in my case. If your case has the rear case fan lined up w/ the Zalman then I highly recommend the Zalman. The Zalman cooler relies alot on the rear case fan. It outperforms the 120 in my case. Your mileage may vary.
  11. I'm very pleased with the Zalman 9500. It exhausts directly into the rear case fan. I believe your case has a fan in the position to exhaust from the Zalman. I tried the XP120 but found that my case (Lian Li) & the Zalman 9500 work very well together. It's especially true w/ the Expert mobo. The fan on the Zalman draws heat away from the memory & into the rear case fan.
  12. I used an automotive wiring sleeve. They come in various colors and are opened on the side so you can slide the cable into it. But 1st you have to fold the ribbon cable so it can fit into the sleeve. I folded the ribbon at each 5th strand until it fit. The sleeves also come in different widths. It worked well but I suggest you use small nylon ties at the ends to keep the sleeve from sliding.
  13. When clearing CMOS did you also change the jumper? And then back again?
  14. Thanks everyone. It was simply a bad cable. After the drive cage was inserted in the case the cable would loosen. After I replaced the cable things went great. Thanks again.
  15. I don't believe there are any drivers other than the Windows versions. Also the drive is listed as working properly in Device Manager. WD lists drivers for SATA controller cards. Shouldn't the nVidia drivers be sufficient? I've tried the 320 GB HDD in different SATA mobo connectors with the same reult.
  16. After a somewhat difficult build (still ongoing) I find I'm unable to get Windows XP Pro to recognize my WD HDD SATA 320 GB drive. Bios recognizes it but not the OS. The Raptor (boot drive) & the IDE HDD are OK. Any ideas?
  17. I'm presently using an Audigy 2 ZS Platinum sound card. However the flat gray ribbon cable sucks. Everything else in the case looks great except for that stupid ribbon. Any ideas on making it more appealing?
  18. The Hiper doesn't have the 8 pin 12v power connector that the Expert requires.
  19. Thanks so much for the help. Once I brought the CPU Temp up the fans engaged. This will make the Zalman fan controller unnecessary. I worried for nothing. Now on to bigger & better things!
  20. Amazing. I guess I should have explored BIOS a little more. Once I noticed the fan stopping I'd shut down. This is the 1st board I've had that shuts the fan off if CPU temp is low. I changed the CPUFan Fully ON if CPUTemp> 25C but since the setup isn't in the case I can't get the CPUTemp past the 25C to check if the fan will turn on. I use this: http://www.frozencpu.com/cas-298.html and the large fan must be cooling it down quite a bit. I'll try it w/o the fan running.
  21. After a long wait for the mobo I started the build. Things went fine until about the 4th boot up. I booted up to go back into BIOS to diable MemTest & suddenly the fan on the heat sink quit. It would start spinning upon boot up and then just quit. I then tried the stock HSF & the same thing happened. I really hate to have to RMA the board. It was bought from Monarch & they are the slowest distributor I have ever seen. I can only imagine how long a RMA will take. Any ideas what is causing the fan to stop?
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