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About Colt22

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  • Birthday 04/05/1987
  1. the thing is the bottle of water wetter says it works best with sone antifreeze, but i realize that it is for automotive use, so how should i use it in a pc application
  2. what would be the best mix for the water. I have distilled water(duh antifreeze and water wetter, should i even use the antifreez and just the use the water wetter and the water, and if so, what proportions?
  3. I just got my new case today (Lian Li pc-73 sl) and im going to port over all my components as well as my watercooling, which is where the problem lies. My current watercooling setup in my existing case is a HW labs dual 120mm rad, cpu and gpu water blocks and a pump (duh) and res. The rad is mounted to the top of the case. Now, my pump and rad are 1/2 inch fittings but my water blocks are 3/8th inch, so in my current setup I split the 1/2inch tube coming from the pump into 2 3/8th inch going to the gpu and cpu which rejoins just before the rad. Now for my new system I have added a Northbridge water block as well. The thing im wondering is if I should do a similar solution as last time and split the feed and go to the cpu and gpu/chipset in parallel or if I should just reduce the tube form 1/2 to 3/8 at the pump and rad and go to each water block in series (one after another) also I happen to have two extra HW labs 80mm rad's and was wondering if it would be wise to also add them into the system(the case does have room lol) but would the extra pressure drop from 2 extra radiators have more of a negative effect then positive for reference my watercooling specs are MCW5000 CPU block MCW50 GPU block MCW20 Chipset block HW Labs black ice extreme 2 rad (dual 120 mm rad) MCP600 Pump I also have 2 80mm HW labs black ice micro rads not in use
  4. well, now that i have finished instaling my waterblock, i was actually able to keep a piece of the origional heatsink that covers the ram, there was just enough clearance for the tubes, and allthough it uses a thermal pad, it looks like its making good contact, but ill do some tests to check, if it gets reasonably warm, ill know its drawing some heat away
  5. how did you go about securing the fans to the rad and then to the case, like what kind of mounting hardware?
  6. i was origionaly going to have it outside of the case, but i am seriously considering mounting it inside the case. Which would be more sound?
  7. i am planning to attach a GPU waterblock to my Geforce 6800 Ultra card, and i was woundering if the ram needs extra cooling such as ram sinks. The stock heatsink cools both the ram and gpu, but since i am watercooling the core i will be removing the heatsinks off the ram because it is all one unit. But since the core is the main source of heat and it will be watercooled, will i need ram sinks on the ram? also, if i do have to get ram sinks, is there a way of not attaching them permanantly to the ram?
  8. what radiator did you use, because i just bought a HW labs extreem 2 rad, which is dual 120 mm, but i decided that i would mount it outside because i dident think i could fit it inside, if ur usin a similar rad, how did you fit it inside the case(as i have nearly the exact same case)
  9. ok, well for starters i figured that if i was mounting a rad to the top of my case, i would be cutting a hole through the top, this is why i was woundering about the strength of the case, but the main problem is fans or rad first?
  10. I plan on mounting a dual 120mm rad and fans ontop of my case as part of my water cooling, but should the rad go directly on the case and the fans ontop pulling air through it , or should the fans go on the case directly and the rad ontop of them so they push air through it? and how will either option affect the strength of the mounting? also should i just mount it directly to the case top, or should i use a bracket plate, like maby a thicker gage steel or aluminum that i could then attach to a larger area of the top panel for greater strength?
  11. no, i just have my one LCD monitor, a 19 inch samsung, with a native res of 1280 by 1024, so you can imagin my displeasure with not being able to run all my games at 1280 by 1024 even with this new graphics card.......and i cant seem to get the new nvidia drivers(the 71 beta) anybody have a link.........errgh i wish i could just solve this problem....i have a lan party commin up
  12. I just got a 6800 Ultra OC by BFG and installed it fresh but in Battlefeild 1942, and Need For Speed: Underground 2 the option for resolutions higher then 1024 by 768 are gone i dont know why, i have tried the older nvidia drivers and the omega drivers and reinstalling the game, what could the problem be? imma go try the beta 71 drivers and ill get back to ya
  13. I also have a problem, tho not with crashing i have the 66.93 drivers, but in Battlefeild 1942, and Need For Speed: Underground 2 the option for resolutions higher then 1024 by 768 are gone i dont know why, i have tried the older nvidia drivers and the omega drivers and reinstalling the game, what could the problem be?
  14. ya, i had the ABIT IC7 befor....it was ok....but there were some things i dident like......such as when some settings in the bios went bad, i had to open up the case and reset the jumper to default the cmos.....i know the manual said i could just use the insert key....but that never worked for me......but w/e.....it looks like the DFI is somtin new i could try
  15. hmmm.ok.....so definatly the lanparty then....i also really like the color scheme....ittl go well with the big window and the watercooling
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