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  1. Scythe, Noctua, and Yate Loon fans seem to be good choices. It all depends on what you consider quiet and what your budget is. Just make sure to check this out. Its an in-depth fan comparison which includes the real CFM and dB output of each fan. That guide helped me figure out what fan would be best for me on my radiator. It is a very useful tool to help you find what you are looking for.

  2. Well I don't have any audio or usb plugs any more, since I put in my top window which is where all those hookups were. My fan has plenty of room, are you sure installed the audio module correctly? Cause from the audio modules little PCB to my fan there is at least 1/4-1/2 clearance. I don't know maybe you have a older or newer audio module revision. With USB plugs that I had, I just routed them strait down to the bottom mobo hole.

    Edit: I got rid of the the front usb and audio because I didn't use them that often and I thought a window would look cooler. Also maybe the reason the audio thing is so close to your fans is the way your case is.

    Edit#2:Another good idea to disguise those USB and Audio ports is to sleeve them black so they sort of blend in with the color of you mobo.

  3. Thanks guys. For the rad I used the rad box stock stuff except I added some 1in stand offs and longer screws, it just gave me enough room to do some of those bends without any kinks. With the rad box, standoffs and fans the rad sticks out around 4in. I'll get some shots of the back once I find my camera.


    Oh and for you ppl that WC a 5/8in OD tee really helps alot with bleeding. I think I fully bled and filled the system (including all those tiny bubbles) in around two to three hours. Martinm210 at XS gave me that tip.


    EDIT: Pics. Sorry they are kinda crappy, but you get the idea.





  4. Well heres my updated rig. I just finished my first loop a few days ago. It was alot easier to set up than I thought. My rig is now quieter than ever before, and with better temps. I'm also thinking about doing something about that mesh in the front panel. I think I might get some smoked grey or black acrylic or maybe some brushed aluminum and mount it on stand-offs behind the mesh. What do you guys think?











  5. I was looking for some recommendations a few days ago and angry games told me that this model sata dvd burner was tested on many dfi boards and worked just fine. I'm just waiting for the retail version to get back in stock so I could get a white faceplate.

  6. I too just got my first duel core cpu, an opty 165. I've been having the same problems. Core 0 reads 40c and core 1 reads 21c at idle even though its like 27-28c in my room. Smartguardian reads 32c. At load I get 52c and 47c on coretemp and Smartguardian reads 41c. I've tried a few versions of CoreTemp but all had the same results. I can't really know if the problem is core temp since I don't know of any other temp monitors that detect the temp of two cores, but since one core is below ambient says that there has to be something wrong with either the sensors, cortemp, or something else. I don't know. I just use smartguardian and hope the core temp delta is normal.

  7. My cheap old CD/DVD combo drive died and now I'm looking at those sata dvd burners, and I would like a recommendation. Firstly would a sata dvd drive be compatible to my ultra-d? I've seen some newegg reviews saying that the drive doesn't work with their board. Since sata dvd/cd drives are somewhat of a new technology, would it even be worth getting?

    Any comments or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.

  8. Well right now I'm in the process of doing a long cmos clear. I'm not really expecting much, but it won't hurt.


    Well my new opty is a CCBBE 0615EPMW, most people with this stepping usually get around 2.9 on low voltage. The main reason why I bought this cpu is that when I got it from ebay it was new in box so I know no one abused it.

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