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  1. I still have one even though it has a cracked screen no working DVD drive and a screwed up hdd. It was great till I wanted to do some PC gaming and had this irresistible urge to mod everything. Anyway yeah someday I'll fix it and give it to my Ma who badly needs something to replace her 10 year old PPC mac.
  2. OK a picture is worth a thousand words so I'll start with those. Oh the cluttered web we weave! Yes that is radiator sticking out the side of my case and I am happy to see you. eh... not bad, but far from ideal. There's my DVD and lovely dual bay resevoir. Unfortunately they have been shoved down in order to use the top bay for wire storage. I love the front of this case! Too bad they don't make one in a full tower. Now as you can see I have quite a mess on my hands after I finished water cooling my comp. What I need help with is figuring out what to do with this pile and whether I can find a better place for the rad or if I should just start over with a new case. I'd like to get the rad at least tucked away inside and try to figure out some better places for wiring to go. The biggest problem I have run into is that there is very little room in this case for much of anything, which is making me think its time to step up to a full tower. With that option I run into a roadblock of what will work best for me. Quite a predicament I know, but that is why I'm asking for help. So far I haven't gotten very far in finding solutions. I could put the rad inside the top bay in front of my PSU, but then I have nowhere for the wires to go. I could make a bracket to mount it behind the side fans, yet that involves some machine time at work in addition to designing a piece. I am most at a loss over how to get these monster power cables to behave though I am not opposed to drilling a few more holes in the case. Oh and did I mention that my GPU is about an 1/8" away from the hard drive bay? That kinda makes the lower wiring crazy as well. I'm really attached to this case, but at the same time I see the need for more room. On a final note here I'll stick a couple of cases I found that might fit the bill even if they have their own problems. Gigabyte 3D Mars From the reviews I have seen it apparently lacks decent wire management. Antec 1200 A tad extreme for me and I'm not a fan of the rear facing hdd rack. I'd say if it came down to a new case I'm looking for something I can stick the rad inside and make the wires vanish while allowing my air cooled GPU to breath well. I'm limiting myself to $200US shipped and I prefer black. A side window isn't important (have access to a cnc mill ) though I am partial to mesh grill sides. Anyway thanks in advance for any and all comments suggestions (barring those recommending high explosives or tall buildings).
  3. Yeah I did 4.5 for the warz as well, but I did it on a P35 chipset (which is a grumpy lil thing let me tell you) and I had to keep the memory back at 1000MHz. Oh and I was at the limit of my voltage in bios. It will run all the wars benches at that, but nothing like prime or intel burn test. I think most people get held back by their mobo or mem with these chips. Then again I have seen impressive results on newer steppings that are actually stable.
  4. Wait. Let me get this strait. There are actually people who belong to this forum that actually are into console games? After seeing the beauty of having a machine that you yourself can build and improve upon I would imagine that most if not all individuals would find consoles pointless. When it comes down to it it's like playing the latest games on a 5 year old PC. I even hear that a lot of new games are plagued with extremely long load screens still. Can someone clue me into what the allure is <_< ? That is if it is indeed a corporeal reasoning and not just brain washing. I never cared for brain washing and that's why I still have a dirty mind.
  5. ocmooz (OCC) E8400 DDR2 PC 8500 (1) 9800GTX+ Water Cooled Geekbench score:5033 http://browse.geekbench.ca/geekbench2/view/163166 3dmark01 score:59846 http://service.futuremark.com/compare?2k1=9523693 3dmark06 score:13894 http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm06=11871649 Super Pi Score:10.483s Cinebench score:10234 Stock Clock: 3.0GHz Overclock: 150% OC Bonus: 50000
  6. Only thing I've had to warranty so far is my mouse because the right button burned out. I'll take my chances with my hdds for now.
  7. It looks as though its still a 1yr factory warranty to me. What do you think? http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=ST...S-R&cat=HDD
  8. I'll keep that in mind. I just like geeks.com a lot. They are close by so the shipping is cheap and quick. And I only buy their new or factory re=certified drives anyway.
  9. As if. I have heard to many tales of woe about that and besides everyone on e-bay overcharges for shipping. Even me!
  10. ROFL @ Tacohunter52! What was this thread about again? Ooooh look Andrew found a shiny monitor!
  11. So you think this 7-7-6-18 pair of Mushkin is a good one? Oh and you'll never guess how much the hdd cost... $54 shipped Factory recert. and on sale. I keep telling people the only place to get hdds is here.
  12. Ah I see. Well that is good to know and I wonder if the next proc will cost much more. What mem you running on that rig Smith?
  13. The answer is no. Otherwise they'd all be into PC gaming like this joyous bunch instead of trampling one another mindlessly trying to get the latest Nub-Box 4 or what have you.
  14. No kidding huh Andrew? I have my family calling all the time with stupid crap like this. As for that kid and his theory.... It must be true what they say about the drugs today, they just keep making stronger stuff.
  15. Well I'd like to thank you guys for your advice. It seems though that now isn't the time to upgrade yet. Between what has been said here and all the reading I've been doing I am probably better off not upgrading. I have one final question though. Would it be worth my while to get the proc and an AM2+ board to use with the memory I already have until such a time comes that it is worth it? Maybe even just go with the 945 and a 790gx mobo.
  16. You guys misunderstand me . The memory is a bottle neck because I have to leave it at 1000Mhz when I oc to 4Ghz due to multiplier issues. Besides I am tired of slow ddr2 and I want to get away from Intel, therefore I am pretty much set on the 955 BE. As for OCZ ram, I just don't trust it and I dislike the lack of customer service and rebate honoring <_< . I really just want to know whether y'all think the board is good to use or should I go with the ASUS M4A79T and whether anyone has played with this particular set of mem sticks yet. It would also be very helpful if someone could clear up whether or not I can use my Dtek Fuzion V2 block on this chip and whether or not the quad nozzle is really a scam. So if I should go with ddr2 then why not stay with what I have?
  17. ocmooz (OCC) E8400 DDR2 PC 8500 (1) 9800GTX+ Water Cooled Geekbench score:3507 http://browse.geekbench.ca/geekbench2/view/151964 3dmark01 score:42587 http://service.futuremark.com/compare?2k1=9515944 3dmark06 score:13021 http://service.futuremark.com/compare?3dm06=11622853 Super Pi Score:16.295s Cinebench score:7137 Stock Clock: 3.0GHz Overclock: 0 OC Bonus: 0
  18. I'll get right on it tonight after I get back from the grocery.
  19. And here I thought I had missed it! Count me in!
  20. Money is not an issue and I'm kinda tired of ddr2 capping my oc. I could even underclock the ddr3 and get faster results than what I have now, but I'll keep what you said in mind.
  21. Thinking of upgrading my proc, mobo, and mem and am leaning towards AM3. Here's what I've been eyeing: AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UDP5 Mushkin 2X2GB DDR3 1600 PC12800 I eventually want to double the memory, but for now 4GBs works for me. The main thing I'm wondering is how well these components might get along together as well as with Vista 64. I do want to oc this, but I'm not worried about how high, just want to know if there are any horror stories with these parts. Also I am unfamiliar with Gigabyte and I'd like a further opinion on their reputation as of late. What I'm running now is in the sig with the exception that my main hdd is now a Seagate 7200.11 500GB (32MB cache). I'll use this rig for a mix of graphics work and gaming. Thanks in advance for all your feedback. EDIT: lol forgot the most important question. Will my Dtek Fuzion V2 block even work on this mobo? 2ND EDIT:CHECK SECOND PAGE FOR NEW PLAN OF ATTACK
  22. I'd recommend Artic Silver 5 for thermal compound its always worked great for me. Also check here for a better price on a hard drive.
  23. I think there are others on these forums more suited to helping you, but I'll put in my 2 cents. Recommended reading before making any suggestions: http://forums.overclockersclub.com/index.php?showtopic=80390 http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=54331 I just got done doing my first water cooling setup and am most pleased with the results after learning what I did form those threads. I went with a D-Tek Fuzion 2 cpu block, Swiftech MCP 355 pump, XSPC dual bay resevoir, 7/16" ID Masterkleer lines and a Swiftech MCR-220 QP radiator. Only thing I have added to this whole setup is a voltage trim for the pump since it was flowing too fast. I'm running distilled water with Petra's PT nuke for coolant as I trust the advice of the above to threads.
  24. Here is my Dad's dog who loves me more than him. His name is Sonny and he is a beggar.
  25. I didn't learn to drive till I was 19. My Father gave me a 1983 Ford Bronco for my first vehicle. That truck was indestructible, guzzled gas and parts and best of all taught me how to work on cars. I know you probably won't listen to any of the down to earth stuff in this thread, but remember that with age comes something called maturity and it applies to all aspects of your life.
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