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  1. Need new Software & Hardware Tech News resources

    I could use new sites for focused information on critical updates, patches and hardware information. Sites like Techspot & Wccftech aren't going to fill that gap here. Open to suggestions to add to...
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    Yea sorry I missed the part in the first post...

    Yea sorry I missed the part in the first post where you mentioned that it was a CPU fan, most of the boards I run now have 4 pin headers for all fans (and I was posting while working hence not being...
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    Given that I'm only out $110 for the 950W and I...

    Given that I'm only out $110 for the 950W and I have work to do, it's installed and staying. My question was mostly to find out of OCZ had taken PC P&C so far downhill I could expire to be calling...
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    If it's a PWM fan I suspect a resistor won't...

    If it's a PWM fan I suspect a resistor won't help. They're designed to be run @ constant voltage & duty cycle modulated by the PWM signal (which is a square wave). Fan controller is a better...
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    And now that I'm done I wish I'd used one of...

    And now that I'm done I wish I'd used one of these Lian Li backplates back when I originally built the box a few years ago. The Coolermaster (heatpipe based) HSF's that I have on there are now rock...
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    Testfit of Lian Li backplate:...

    Testfit of Lian Li backplate:
    http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii189/scalarscience/BuggerTray-testfit.jpg

    JB Weld & rear screws fully mounted, 3 hours of curing:...
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    Here's the tray:...

    Here's the tray:
    http://i264.photobucket.com/albums/ii189/scalarscience/BuggerTray1.jpg

    Inset of the one that sticks out the most:...
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    5400 series Xeon backplate issue...

    In a recent upgrade I had a standoff beyond one of my socket771 xeons strip the threading while I was *loosening* the stock cooler to upgrade the cpu's to e5462's and replace the stock hsf's with...
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    Well I was mostly looking for reports of "oh god...

    Well I was mostly looking for reports of "oh god that damn PSU blew up my..." but instead I get a thrash/metal retrospective... Was surprised to see it hit 3 pages by now, thanks gents :lol: ...
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    Ok, will take that info onboard too (and see if I...

    Ok, will take that info onboard too (and see if I can find some info to back it up). So I paid $120 for the PSU with shipping, and there's a $20 mail in rebate...so $100 for the 950W. You think I...
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    Well I was going to order a 760 or 810W PC P&C...

    Well I was going to order a 760 or 810W PC P&C initially, but since this 750 only lasted 3 years I figured I'd give it headroom both for capacitor aging & to keep the fan speeds low (I do music....as...
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    Yep, longevity is my concern not brand name :p ...

    Yep, longevity is my concern not brand name :p

    Ie, I'd hate to come down to the workspace some morning and find a smoking Xeon box (happened to me during the P3 era with my dual 650's and a...
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    Sorry, forgot I don't have a sig here, here's my...

    Sorry, forgot I don't have a sig here, here's my specs (adding in abbreviated form to the top post for readability):

    SuperMicro X7DWA-N (5400 series Xeon board)
    2x E5462 Xeons (80W TDP)
    8x 2Gb...
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    PC P&C Silencer MkII 950w...a year later

    What do you guys think about PC Power & Cooling these days? I had a 750w Silencer Quad (black) fail on me in a 2008 era dual Xeon rig, and without thinking I immediately ordered the first newegg...
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