Originally Posted by SimpleAndClean
but aida64 widget dont depend on windows widget. so i dont think it matters if W8 has widgets or not.
That's pretty cool. It's more of a desktop app than a widget then I suppose. I have five widgets running on my desktop now, and I really like them and their functionality. Personally, I don't think I will be purchasing W8 unless there's some reason that forces me to because I just don't want to lose the widgets. Too bad MS already took most of them down from their site.
Originally Posted by TomcatV "The fault was Afterburner".
... LoL - Surely you jest?
... Oh how Afterburner has made our lives so much easier/richer! I learned the lesson of reinstalling VGA tweak programs after a VGA (Nvidia) driver tweak/change way back in the days of "Coolbits" and "Rivatuner" from "Unwinder" a Guru3D moderator whom I believe wrote the "Afterburner" program for MSI? ... But your not alone, I still have made the same mistake a few x's because after a driver change Afterburner can look like it made the update without touching it, not always true
... oops, starting to ramble again ...
Now Merg, I know you posted the Accelero Hybrid Graphics Card Cooler link just to fire up the All-in-One vs Custom Loop discussion again? ... Hmmm maybe not?
... but seriously if your running SLI your way better off going with a custom loop figuring in the cost of 2 Accelero's @$140 ($169 Newegg) a pop +ship / moddifying room for 2 more less efficient 120mm rads / and occupying 6 slots total of motherboard real estate
Hmmm ... but then the cost of potentially replacing the VGA blocks every time you upgrade with a custom loop? Yikes $$$! I like the Dwood solution below for $$$/performance
Especially for a single card ... About 6 mos ago an OCN member, Dwood came up with a custom plate to adapt an H50/H70 etc to a video card (NO more Zip ties!) .. LordXeb brought it up again just a few pages ago and would save anyone with some skills big $$$ even if you don't have an old H50/H70 lying around, I thought you mentioned you had an old H70 somewhere? Even if a friend snagged it, a used H50 $20-$25 (eBay) and H70 $50 (eBay) $75 new / the Dwood custom Logo bracket $20 / your choice of custom fans $$$??? ... you'd probably replace the Accelero 120mm fan or add to it for push/pull? ... AND I don't trust the Accelero "Sone" measurement for sound and would bet that little 80mm memory/VRM fan would get quite loud under load ... All-in-ALL you could save as much as 50% depending on the pump/fans you use (or match the Accelero X-3 air cooler) ... or even MUCH MORE if you already had a pump/fans and we all have extra fans lying around, I think
Dwood custom brackets [HERE]
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Accelero Hybrid / Artic Cooling [HERE]
Pretty good "In-House/OCN" review [HERE]
... although his noise meter broke (convienient: no post EDIT?)
Nice +R to you for complete info
... "AIDA64 FTW!!!" .... Hmmm +$40, maybe not?
Actually, I saw someone posting regarding the brackets for closed loop coolers and gpus, and I thought I would mention the Accelero cooler. I have room in my system to mount 2 x 120mm rads right now, and I have two cards to cool. I will purchase a couple of these in the future if the company that bought out my employer retains my services permanently. I agree that they are a bit pricy, but I like the looks and they appear to be capable of working well. If Corsair made something like this I would already have picked one or two up. I like how they stand behind their products. I would consider a couple of H60s and a couple of those brackets, but I would also have to pick up heatsinks for the memory and/or regulators. I would also have to get a paypal account, and have them shipped across the border. With the Accelero coolers, I can just drop by a local store and pick them up.
I sold off the H70 I had (for half price) to a guy who apparently couldn't figure out how to use it. He actually tried to return it...lol...I asked him if he saw a "Best Buy" sticker on my jacket or something. He claimed it didn't work. I gave him the URLs for all the tests I did and posted the data for on ocn. Told him that while I was willing to help him, it's not my fault if he can't figure out how to use something so simple. Last I heard, he was trying to get Corsair to exchange it (it was under warranty and I gave him my receipt). He was using a V8. I warned him not to expect much performance improvement over that cooler, but he bought it anyway. He didn't even have temperature software installed, and was basing his claim about it not working on how warm his finger was when he touched the block.
I have always found water cooling interesting, but I'm in no need of a system requiring maintenance and expensive little bits and pieces, not to mention (as you pointed out) requiring special blocks for different gpus. Using a closed loop solution, I could sell my cards and purchase different cards and still keep my coolers. It's really too bad Corsair doesn't make something like this. I like the low permeability hoses and five year warranties they have.
Originally Posted by nonomos
I am out of curiosity in thoughts of ordering a few new fans for my H80, after reading some of the pages in this thread it seems pretty clear that Scythe Gentle.T is the general choice for performance. I looked around a little on other pages, and somehow got stuck on the Silverstone Air Penetrators, but on the other hand noone has said anything about them? Or have I just missed it?
With my excelllent skills in paint I have illustrated why I think the Air Penetrators "should?" do a good job. But then again, since I cant see anyone mentioning them anywhere I just wanted an opinion on them.
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I might be wrong, but by putting my hand in front of my exhaust I can feel the air flow spreading out. In my noobopinion the penetrators should do a much better job cooling the radiator, or am I missing something?
I believe the literature available for those fans specifically states they are not for radiators. They are meant to allow air to penetrate further into a case, but are not made to overcome the resistance a radiator would cause. However, I suppose the only way to find out for sure would be to give them a try and see how they perform.
Push pull is just two fans sandwiching a radiator, moving air in the same direction. Intake into the case or exhaust out of the case doesn't matter, as long as they both go in the same direction.