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Default 03-31-2012, 15:54 | posts: 441 | Location: Belleville, Ontario

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so no real gain... just for the heck of it ?

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haha yep! some ppl say they've noticed an improvement but i think they are pulling that out of where the sun doesnt shine
   
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Default 03-31-2012, 19:33 | posts: 215 | Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne

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haha yep! some ppl say they've noticed an improvement but i think they are pulling that out of where the sun doesnt shine
I have tested set-ups like that and I can say there is micro-stutter for Crossfire set-ups using 2 cards with 2 bridge's 3dmark vantage is the best one to test with

noticing improvements is a myth the only notice you ever well benchmarks will see is if you go from PCIE 8x + 8x to PCIE 16x + 16x

but on the other hand if you don't get a problem and you like 2 bridge's in go for it
   
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Default 04-01-2012, 02:43 | posts: 1,156 | Location: UK

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Upgraded my case and psu this weekend! Love the P280, great upgrade from my Antec 300. Also, the ax750 power supply is just outstanding compared to my previous one which was pretty damn loud

This case was great to work in, airflow is much much better than the 300 and much much quieter, cable management is also top notch. My only down sides to the p280 so far are; the lack of sound dampening on the side panels as the material is different to the case door sound material (which is really good).

My next upgrades will be new fans to replace the stock antec ones which are half decent as they move a good amount of air but could maybe be a bit quieter, a fan controller, some Acousticpack for the side panels and case ceiling....and more RAM then that should do me for the time being. Hope you like the P280!

That is a seriously clean looking build, nice work. However, the best thing is the Gerrard poster in the backround
   
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Default 04-04-2012, 19:12 | posts: 8,109 | Location: United Kingdom

Added another 240mm Black Ice SR-1 radiator to bottom of case.








   
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Default 04-04-2012, 23:03 | posts: 8,612 | Location: Pennsylvania, USA

Think you have a large enough gap between that rear rad and the back of the case? Haha. Surprising to see the use of fan grills, too. Never really liked them, myself. Even in situations where you don't necessarily need a lot of static pressure, they tend to make any fan suck.
   
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Default 04-04-2012, 23:32 | posts: 8,109 | Location: United Kingdom

That's the standard gap when using the Koolance BKT-HX001 mounting bracket. It can be extended even more to ensure cooler air to the radiator for e.g.




Not sure about "Surprising to see the use of fan grills, too" but you do realise fan grills are there to stop wires and fingers getting into fans and make no consequential difference to how the fan functions? not sure how excatly it makes the 'fans suck' unless you are refering to the lack of body parts being lost

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Default 04-04-2012, 23:49 | posts: 8,612 | Location: Pennsylvania, USA

.... take a reasonably powerful fan... plug it in... and listen to the noise of the fan while feeling the airflow. Take that same fan... slap on one of those fan grills you're using, and do the same. In my experiences with fan grills, including those... noise is increased due to having an increased surface area to have to pull the air through, possibly also creating noise from the motor due to this, and also reduces airflow by quite a bit.

They may not LOOK like much.... but they're enough. static pressure can help... but only really if the obstruction is on the exhausting side of the fan. Don't think there's anything that can help it pull air INTO the fan better.
   
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Default 04-04-2012, 23:50 | posts: 8,109 | Location: United Kingdom

They make absolutely no difference.

http://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/art...ance-Noise-107

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Talking 04-06-2012, 10:22 | posts: 1,392 | Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Hello
Glad box
Haven't been here in a while
95 percent finished build
Thermaltake Lanbox lite with and Antec Water radiator cooler stuck in there cooling my i2500K (4ghz when gaming)
Got a new OCZ 750W PSU with flat cables, giving a bit more room.
24inch 120hz 3D screen
All red Yate Loon fans everywhere.
No side panels yet. Pondering between mesh or plexiglass with holes
Waddya ye think?

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Default 04-07-2012, 16:27 | posts: 2,168 | Location: canada

Hello Guru’ers, thought I’d post some pics of last weekend’s case upgrade. After a seven year long run with the Cooler Master Praetorian 730; it was finally time to treat myself to something new... but first, here are some pics the Cooler Master in all of its Classic glory!











...and how we use to wire before cutouts.





And finally... out with old and in with the new! I love how much room there is in this thing compared to the CM and so much easier to manage wires.





I also upgraded from the noctua NH-U9B SE2 92mm to the Corsair H100, between the case and cpu cooling I dropped 12*c off load temps. The biggest issue I had the CM case was the tallest HSF I could get on there was 125mm. I’m now under 60*c with ITB fully loaded.













... and my sanctuary!

   
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Default 04-07-2012, 18:45 | posts: 8,612 | Location: Pennsylvania, USA

Well... i think i can say that this is probably the last chair i'll buy that has basically a free-floating back support that's only held on by the arm rails. bottom front side of the rails has cracked in half, and now kinda worried about leaning back on the chair.
   
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Default 04-07-2012, 19:10 | posts: 2,168 | Location: canada

^ lol... what, we need a pic of that!
   
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Default 04-07-2012, 19:23 | posts: 8,612 | Location: Pennsylvania, USA

.... your wish is blah blah blah....

   
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Default 04-08-2012, 01:09 | posts: 3,772 | Location: Sweden

yeah ive ruined a lot of chairs like that and i dont weigh a thing
   
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Default 04-08-2012, 04:03 | posts: 8,612 | Location: Pennsylvania, USA

They really have to rethink their attachment method. I don't mean the free-floating back rest... i think that's awesome as hell. They should do something with where the screws attach. There doesn't really seem to be much of anything to stop you from screwing it in right up to the base.... which i think is where the problem lies. It puts excess strain on the already weakened area around the holes for the screws due to there being leather and crap constantly pushing outwards against the arm supports. They could probably quite easily fix the design by either having something on the base where the arms attach to extend the threaded part away from the base, so there's enough room to not add unnecessary pressure... or by having some sort of metal brace embedded in the plastic right around the screw holes.
   
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Default My Rig - 04-13-2012, 18:42 | posts: 15 | Location: NW Houston,Tx.




And my new Gigabyte HD 6870's;
   
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Default 04-13-2012, 18:52 | posts: 15 | Location: NW Houston,Tx.

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.... your wish is blah blah blah...
Just call the phone # on the bottom of the chair and they should send u a replacement arms for your chair.
   
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Default 04-14-2012, 07:17 | posts: 8,612 | Location: Pennsylvania, USA

That would be applicable if there actually WAS a phone number on the bottom of the chair. No phone number... no website... only really mention of the name Swinton Avenue Trading. Google search doesn't really provide anything but shopping results.
   
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Wink Computer and a-half - 04-15-2012, 06:51 | posts: 11 | Location: Edmonton AB Canada

Hello everyone I have a few photos to throw up before I begin my upgrade in the coming month so I hope you enjoy my baby's.

First is the Media Box a great little box with one of my old Custom GTX 480s in it to do some gaming on the big 46" LED Sammy, this also streams TV from my main rig soon to be server.
This also contains a i5-2380P, Corsair H40, mini-atx Asus board, and a 128GB Kingston SSD






My main Rig is Max Powers points to who gets the reference. The monitors where 3 24" BenQ LED's but I ripped the bezel off and mounted them on a stand
That was a long weekend, haha.



Now the cable management is interesting to say the least with every SATA port filled the power for the 2 GTX 680s ended up all over the place.
I have a i7-960 dummy clocked to 3.4 as I will be changing this soon anyways.





If your wondering about storage it is:
a single 240gb OCZ Agility with a firmware update
2x 3TB Seagate 7400RPM SATAlll Striped
3x 2TB Seagate 5400RPM SATAlll Backup
1x 2TB WD 5400RPM SATAll Scratch Drive


Thank you for having a stop and taking a look. If you have any questions just ask (I am still fairly new here)
   
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Default 04-15-2012, 12:29 | posts: 2,168 | Location: canada

Nice looking rigs Piderman and the monitors just look sick, like em.

You say you’re upgrading your main rig from the i7 960, what are you planning to upgrade too?



...do I see a rat?
   
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Default 04-15-2012, 16:54 | posts: 11 | Location: Edmonton AB Canada

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Nice looking rigs Piderman and the monitors just look sick, like em.

You say you’re upgrading your main rig from the i7 960, what are you planning to upgrade too?



...do I see a rat?
Thank you! Well I am fairly torn I am waiting on the 3770k to come out so I can see some benchies. If it does not live up to spec then I may end up going the way of a i7-3820.
I really do not like the waiting game.

And Yes I am using the rat 7 thank you for noticing I know there has been some bad reviews on it but it still works great.
   
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Default 04-15-2012, 21:26 | posts: 1,392 | Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Luv your Themaltake Lite Box Piderman.
Where'd you get the side mesh from??
My build is still "naked"
   
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Default 04-16-2012, 00:01 | posts: 11 | Location: Edmonton AB Canada

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Luv your Themaltake Lite Box Piderman.
Where'd you get the side mesh from??
My build is still "naked"
Umm.. That's the modright mesh I am fairly sure Picked it up from FrozenCPU I have to admit it has some of the best air flow for that case. I know you will need something along that line plus it would look great with the Red lighting.
   
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Smile 04-16-2012, 12:37 | posts: 881 | Location: Derby, England

Hi guy's cant afford the latest gear so heres my system i atleast have a 6 series card to go in it!


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Default 04-16-2012, 15:04 | posts: 1,949 | Location: New York

A true guru would take that P3 PC and overclock it to make it run Crysis! LOL!!
   
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