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Thanks--what's kinda interesting is we had some company today and even those people aren't really into PCs like we are they still thought ICE was really cool. I had the stereo playing and the CCL tubes were bumping away.

One of our guests was actually down on his hands and knees staring into Velocitor--he wasd trying to get his wife to stare into it--but she was not wuite ready to go down on all fours just to see a PC LOL.

Been spending a fair amount of time checking out the build logs on Mod Nation (Bill of MNPCtech and Stu of KikBox) and it still amazes me that those gus get to do it for a living. All I want to do is mod and build custom cases and assemble high end rigs. Doing it for a living is somethign I want to do ne day...after I get a little bit better at it.

Not much going on with ICE right htis minute--just folding. but I do want to try out a GPU chillr loop at some point. Maybe when I find some card that I can really OC to the point where superior colling would make a difference.

From what I am seeing the CPU speed is not as critical as GPU speed in 3D benchmarking so using the Phase and an intermediary WB I want to develop with Burn or Fstfrddy to run a NB/GPU loop is on the horizon.
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Just ordered some sick G SKill that should make a big jump in performance.

Hope these work well--according to an uber clocker on the Abit Forum these are the shizz....
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dam... You sure you got a pair? They are out of stock now.
    
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I must have bought the last ones! How cool. Yep I am at step 3 in the order process. Since I actually ordered on a WEEKDAY I have a decent chance of seeing these in about 3 days. Unless of course NewEgg screwed up--and I have not had that happen yet.

Yep you are right I just clicked my link--they are out of stock--my buddy told me to get them ASAP before they were gone--he was not kidding.

I was looking for the most compatible RAM at high speed and everything decent is hard to find now. Corsair Dominators looked like the best bet actually--but not available.

Well that worked out!
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Originally Posted by CyberDruid View Post
Just ordered some sick G SKill that should make a big jump in performance.

Hope these work well--according to an uber clocker on the Abit Forum these are the shizz....
They look real good, just never can have quite enough of that ram!!!!!!!
BTW CONGRATS on breaking the 4g mark, one hell of an accomplishment.

Concerning my RMA'd GSkill (old pc4800), Denny asked if 2g of DC ZX's would
suffice inplace of the 2x512 DDR600 LA's. I asked for HZ's and he laughed. Free
ZX's in the mail. Unfortunately they are not extreme stix and will be lucky to reach 250fsb. Oh well, 2g's of working ram is better than 1g of dead ram!
Adios and gL
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Sounds like the HZ are getting scarce. Thanks for popping in!

BTW a huge storm is headedmy way--I guess we will be hudding around Crunch and ICe trying to keep warm. The phase on ICE is SMOKING hot out the back--I am starting to worry that I will need to take it out and beef up the fans in the CHilly1.

Toobad I can't keep ICE outside --I am sure the 20 dedgree weather would cure her "condition of terminal Hot PAtootie.
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I wonder if there is enough clearance and airflow in front of and behind the unit.
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That is a valid point. It is tight and the mesh is perforated in such a way that the total area of flow seem less than 50%. The space is pretty tight between Phase unit and case side. Right now the temp gauge reads -30C and the rear is quite hot. I probably should try and remedy this--but after a few catastrophes I am loathe to disconnect the evap head. Best I can comeup with is sort of dropping a fan in the space between the rear of the phase and the case and cable tying the fan to the case side. Better than nothing--if I can manage to do it--I will give that try right now.
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Okay I slipped an Antec 200mm fan in the exhaust area of the phase and it was exactly the same width! Pretty neat--dead silent and temps at the evap head are falling now. I have a couple more coming so I am going to put another up front and see what that does. From -30C to -35C in about 5 minutes. The metal panel of ICE beside the intake is COLD and the one by the exhaust is barely warm now. Shoulda done this a while ago. Better late than never.
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