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  1. Thats a nice setup. But you know harddrives don't need specific coolers, let alone water cooling right? Austin
  2. Thanks Osiris. I figured it was old news and I just needed a slap in the right direction. When I was searching around I never though to check the CEBIT thread. I've seen the thread, but last time I looked at it, it was a couple pages long, not 30-some. BTW, is that avatar a pic of you? I'm used to seeing your old one. Austin
  3. Hey guys, I thought this issue would be all over the forums, but I searched and couldn't find anything. I just opened the new issue of Maximum PC and towards the back they have a quick little review of a Praetorian 730, which they say is the Wavemaster 2. I was pretty excited, but the picture was taken at a terrible angle. So not having been on the coolermaster site for awhile I jumped on expecting to see a bunch of pictures and people talking about it. Instead I found absolutely nothing. What's up? Austin
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    Hey Bryant, Could you post a pic of the pink case just so we could see what it looks like??? PS - is your whole first name Bryant, or is it actually Bryan and your old email had the 't' at the end as the first letter of your last name? Sorry for the dumb question. Austin
  5. I think you might actually be obsessing over this a little too much. I'd just use the 90%. ... you're looking for: "The most powerful possible solvent that would not damage my copper heatsink or my cpu heat spreader and leave absolutly 0% Residue" You really don't think there are a thousand other variables that would come into play before this difference would really matter? You really mean you're cooling system is so perfect that 1% (i'm not sure what you mean by % residue anyway) residue would noticeably affect it? I just mean at the level you're talking about have you taken care of everything else at that precision?.... -called intel/AMD to insure your CPU die was taken from the best silicon die lot -installed an in-line voltage stabilizer to help your PSU keep your voltages within .001 volts -polished all electrical contacts to minimize resistance -installed air baffels in your room to assure temperature fluctuations in the air currents don't affect your cooling -isolated the computer from all other electrical components in the area to insure resultant magnetic fields don't vary the potential of the computer's capacitors -aligned your hard drive spindle with the Earth's magnetic fields so that the motor doesn't have to work against the magnetic field I'm just trying to say how minor I think this is. Anyway, people worry far too much about their CPU overheating. They don't realize that the heat affects the lifespan, rather than causes instant death. In the production of a CPU, the COLDEST stage of assembly takes place at about 400 DEGREES CENTIGRADE, albeit it only lasts several minutes, but that's just to give you an idea. You're CPU will begin to miscalculate before it would actually burn out. This only happens because the ions can migrate through the silicon more easily as the temperature rises. As more migrate through they slowly weaken the silicon, which is what decreases the lifespan. Our CPU's don't see the temps necessary to decrease these lifespans noticeably, unless you have a bum CPU. Sorry if I sounded harsh. I didn't mean to. I just get somewhat frustrated when I see people obsessing over CPU temps, thinking that running a prescott at 80C is going to kill it. On the otherhand, I myself have a dangerden watercooling setup. Is it because I wanted to run my CPU alot cooler? No. It's because its fun and looks cool through the window Austin
  6. 2.0 mm for the hex on the top part of the cover (right under where the door closes), and a philips underneath the cover on mine. Austin
  7. I just put a Modstream 450 in my little brother's case (not a wave though). Those things are really nice, esp. for the price. Austin
  8. hey grump, won't the surface of the keys feel a little different with the enamel on them, or wouldn't you be able to feel any uneveness from the brush strokes??? Thanks, Austin
  9. Actually I just got it to work. I did a couple things though. Upped the voltage a little on the ram and the agp, and locked the agp speed at 66/33mhz. I was too lazy to try each one individually to see what it actually was though Austin
  10. Hey guys, I finally got my watercooling system in my wavemaster, so I thought I'd try some overclocking. I've got a P4 2.8 prescott on an Abit IC7-G with one gig of OCZ DDR433 ram. Now, when I up my clock speed from 200mhz to 205, right before windows starts, while all the text is rolling and stuff is loading it all stops and I get the line "Boot drive error. Insert system disk and press enter to continue." If I raise the clock to only 201mhz it doesn't happen, but anything more and it does. I also noticed that at the moment the message comes up my floppy drive light goes on for a second and I can hear the drive. I thought the floppy might have something to do with it, so I tried disabling the floppy, and leaving it out of the boot sequence, but no change, it still lights up and spins. Anyone have any ideas??? Thanks, Austin
  11. just out of curiousity, why would you need to add a resevoir? Austin
  12. I was thinking of that, but just decided to wait till christmas and go with watercooling.... TDX, black ice micro 2, 1/2" tubing, *sigh* Austin
  13. Thanks for the help guys. Apparently this neopower will drop a few decibles once I can lower my case temp (currently about 30-35C, and yes, it's a prescott), so I'm really considering water cooling now. My cpu often gets to 55C, causing the thermally controlled fans in the PSU, CPU, and case to get louder than I'd like. Austin
  14. Umm, all you guys still out there? Somebody?
  15. So I was just thinking a little while ago.... As far as I understand, one of the biggest reasons for moving to BTX is the airflow idea. In ATX, the CPU is the last component inside to get cold air since the air moves from the front to the back of the case. So BTX flips the whole motherboard around and repositions the insides so that the air coming in the front moves over the CPU first and then over the rest of the components. So my question is, why don't they just flip the case fans around so the air moves in the opposite direction? Then it will come in the back and get to the CPU first. I realize the layout isn't as good, but isn't it effectively a similar idea? Thanks guys, Austin