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shibbs

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  1. I grew up in a small farming town (1000 people) in Minnesota, USA. It was horrible. Boring. Smelled like poop if the wind brought in the smell of manure from the neighboring farms. Once I turned 18 and was able to move out, I did. Now I live in the west suburbs of Minneapolis/St. Paul. MUCH more to my liking. Less racism, less sexism, more to do, and I can actually get internet with speeds better than 1mbit! lol Minnesota in general is great April - October. The other months there's far too much snow and cold for my liking.
  2. Until you get a fever and go to the doctor here.
  3. http://www.amazon.com/Dell-Gaming-S2716DG-LED-Lit-Monitor/dp/B0149QBOF0?psc=1 This is the lowest price it's ever been on Amazon, with Prime shipping!
  4. Does this activate on Steam? Or is it standalone? EDIT: Decided it didn't matter, anyway. Bought it. It's Steam. And awesome.
  5. Sounds like you need a dremel or a hammer. But it sounds like http://www.performance-pcs.com/black-ice-nemesis-360gts-xflow-ultra-stealth-cross-flow-low-profile-radiator.html is gonna be about the slimmest end tanks I know of. Or else there's this: http://www.performance-pcs.com/magicool-360-g2-x-flow-slim-radiator-black.html But I'm not sure how you'd make that work.
  6. Nope. I refuse to install a software app that controls hardware. That just seems really backwards to me. What if the software crashes, then what controls the fan and pumps? Nah, I'll leave it to my motherboard. That's worked well for years, and has better control anyway.
  7. Enderman's right on. Run the pump at 100%. I ran mine off the PSU fan header on my motherboard as it was set for alerts if 0 speed was detected, and I ran the fans off the motherboard headers, and set up custom fan curves for them.
  8. The fans are loud. The pump isn't. (or shouldn't be, as long as it's not pulling in air bubbles) The X61 uses a similar/same Asetek pump to my H90, and that ran at full speed for 4 years without a peep or a problem.
  9. The only benefits of glass is that it's clearer, and it will not stain or scratch as easily, and is compatible with every coolant commercially available. Benefits of PETG are that it's really easy to work with, is more forgiving, is able to be bent (saving money on fittings) and is cheaper. Acrylic is cheaper yet and slightly more compatible with coolants than PETG, but can be brittle (not REALLY a big deal in a case) and is slightly more difficult to bend than PETG. It is also more clear than PETG, but not as clear as glass.
  10. No, because I already own 2 really nice radiators that are 140mm and 280mm.
  11. This is the correct answer. The loop will take longer to get to maximum temperature, but it will still get up to the same max. As stated before, it MAY dissipate a little bit of heat, but not enough worth mentioning. If you're doing it for looks, do it up. Otherwise save your cash.
  12. A 240 for each component is a silly analogy. i.e. - A GTX 480 has a far higher power usage (and needs much more radiator) than a GTX 750. If you don't want noise, then yeah, go with more radiator. If you don't mind the fans spinning, then what you've got will be fine with a mild overclock. If you're going balls-to-the-walls, then you'll want more rad, and maybe to even separate the CPU and the GPU loop for maximum efficiency.
  13. Yup. I've never seen these above $99. I got my Cloud2s for $68 from Newegg last November.
  14. Good. This is awesome. My old POS router at home has been dropping randomly, and has been driving me nuts. Shame this one isn't DD-WRT friendly, though.
  15. To emphasize what W-L said, even the nickel plating in most fittings is going to be enough nickel to worry about using a silver kill coil or coin. If that's the case, I wouldn't recommend using a coin, as it will get pitted. Pick up some PTNuke and call it a day with your hardware store distilled water.
  16. I got it, thanks for posting. /me immediately unsubscribes and leaves Bundlestars group.
  17. I used 10/12mm Bitspower None Chamfer PETG tubing, along with EK HD compression fittings (http://www.performance-pcs.com/ek-hdc-fitting-12mm-g1-4-black.html) and and Bitspower 90 degrees (http://www.performance-pcs.com/bitspower-matte-black-enhance-90-degree-dual-multi-link-adapter.html) IMO, the Bitspower fittings seemed to grip the tubing better, but I've got zero complaints about the EK fittings, too. I'm very happy with both of these.
  18. You are correct. My bad. Editing first post to avoid spreading misinformation.
  19. Except that it doesn't like (EDITED) ethylene glycol if you listen to the hype. I used PETG in mine, and it was great to work with, and looks great, too.
  20. I tried this first at a friend's recommendation, and my cuts ended up slightly angled. Perhaps there are better cutters out there, though. I know my cuts were perfectly straight with the Bitspower cutter.
  21. I have the 140mm LTT Special Edition fans on the front of my Fractal R5 blowing over a radiator set at 900-1000 rpm and I don't hear them. The platter drive in the case is louder than the fans.
  22. I use this wonderful tool by Bitspower. http://www.performance-pcs.com/featured-products/bitspower-metal-tubing-cutter.html
  23. They're alright. I had SP140s in my system, but ended up swapping them out for Noctua iPPC Industrials. For the money (since you can buy these in a 2-pack on Amazon for cheap) they're a decent fan.
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