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My thoughts exactly--until I had one in my hands. I have seem the Armor and I can't stand useless crap. The Antec 900 is all function--no stupid stuff. And solid. Not just exta fans but removable Bays. Compared to my more expensive Aerocool Extreme Engine 3T the Antec looks better made--no silly wing doors--no fake plastic scoops--no silly silver bezel rings. And very efficient at low CFM

I like it a lot.

BTW it is kinda rude to come on someone's build log and dis their case.
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Sooo I just got my Plextor Slot Load DVD player again some more and I am thinking about digging into Velocitor again some more...

Not really looking forward to messing with the rig anymore...everytime I stick my mitts in there something happens (reverse polarity Midas touch LOL)

Trying to think of a good way to leakproof it this time though. Maybe some clear packing tapeover the top just in case something happens again...
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dude the 900 is awesome, and Ive never heard any 'hype' about it. I would have one, but the p180b was like 30 dollars less at the time (and its so clean, I couldnt help it when I saw my reflection in its side panel)

I honestly think Ill get a 900 next since the 180 is awesome, but just so hard to work with sometimes, and a bit small. IMO the Armor's front flimsy door thingies and the thermaltake logo all over the place dont do it for me... and no removable HDD bays either. The armor is amazing for watercooling to be sure, but the antec 900 gets the job does as well with a lower price point IIRC.
    
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post #204 of 329
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I like it--it just barely fits under my desk with the rad. It creates a bit of a draft--which now that it's a bit cooler I really notice.

I could just about use it as a hand-dryer (like in bowling allies?)

Interesting phenomenon is that the temps actually seem to be better with all the fans on low except the top.
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That my friend would be the "FLOW"...put the Cyber "HUSH" on it...keep us posted!!!
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The latest is that after I installed the Dual Core HotFix from MS on the X2 I got a remarkable increase in stability! Just to see how it is I am running Orthos at 2500 for a good baseline--got about an hour in now. The CoreTemp tool is very good too. I installed that and was not surprised to find that NV Monitor is way off--reporting temps much lower than actual. Seeing 39C in NV Mon and 47-49 in CoreTemp--interesting to see the cores varying in temps too--but I noticed that if I load one core they both get hot. Did not really want to stop Folding ATM, but I think a stability test is in order after losing a lot of projects. Just for good measure I am deleting the Folding stuff and re"installing" it after I am dead certain that the rig is up to snuff.

Still need to carefully remove the Sony DVD burner and put in my loverly Slot Load that just appeared fromt he Egg. But I am super paranoid about any leaks from the AC Ryan resevoir. Pretty sure that it was a loose clamp...but some residue remains and I am going to do a UV inspection before disturbing anything.

No more leaks--no more broken fans--no wierdness--I just want to enjoy the rig for a while without something breaking--hence my backing it down to 2500 for 24/7 Folding efforts...

I really like the combo of the X2 and the DFI--so I am trying not to break them right away.

EDIT:2 hours and 20 minutes and looking good at 2500. I think it's time to play some more...
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go straight to 2700...FTBS!!!
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2750 LOL... been running 3Dmark06 and trying to get Orthos stable..heh

I will whittle down from there--that's about the highest it snaps into desktop--and I mean 12 second load times!

Hoping to get a good Orthos run but first some benchies
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Killed Velocitor.

Luckily I have an X2 4800 lined up. What I am really hoping is that I did not kill the DFI board...

Get the XP load screen then a blue flicker with some text and then reboot.

I have tried everything from underclocking to safe mode to Clearing CMOS.

In Safe it shows it gets as far as the MUP.DLL then reboots. Very consistently reboots about 1/2 second into the load screen.

Of course it's a RAID array and I have no floppy in place so I have to wonder if ti will be worth it to try Repairing XP.

Going to wait and see if a new CPU does anything good. If not then I will be on the prowl for another one of these boards...or something even better perhaps.

Any suggestions for an awesome SLI board? Socket 939-?
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Killed Velocitor.

Luckily I have an X2 4800 lined up. What I am really hoping is that I did not kill the DFI board...

Get the XP load screen then a blue flicker with some text and then reboot.

I have tried everything from underclocking to safe mode to Clearing CMOS.

In Safe it shows it gets as far as the MUP.DLL then reboots. Very consistently reboots about 1/2 second into the load screen.

Of course it's a RAID array and I have no floppy in place so I have to wonder if ti will be worth it to try Repairing XP.

Going to wait and see if a new CPU does anything good. If not then I will be on the prowl for another one of these boards...or something even better perhaps.

Any suggestions for an awesome SLI board? Socket 939-?
Odd that you are having the same troubles as I am.

I am currently troubleshooting a friends notebook that she brought to me in which it would BSOD about 4 times a day.

When trying to boot into safe mode, I get stuck at the MUP.sys as well before it shuts down.
It could be bad sectors on the hard drive seeing as how the notebook isn't overclocked. Have you tried chkdsk /r?

I'll post back after my attempt.
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