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Thread: Just purchased volcano 11




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    Well you read the topic! I just bought myself a Volcano 11, and 2 Thermaltake Crystal Orbs, for cooling my nforce 2 mobo. I am gonna stick one Crystal Orb on the NB, and one on the SB :). I am thinking about overclocking, as I heard it's pretty good w/ this ASUS A7N8X board :wave: . My question is about the Volcano 11 Xaser edition. I read pretty good reviews of it, and I was wondering if anyone here has one? It's supposed to be good up to an Athlon XP 3400+ and I currently have myself a 2200+ I am not really thinking about upgrading the processor, but I am wondering if the thing will be able to stay reasonably cool without sounding like a 747. Sooo any of you people have one of these beasts? :afro:

    BTW: I just read the reviews of the Crystal Orb, and the only con was the price. I got mine for U.S. $8.99 each! Now where's the con now? ;). I also think you guys should review the Volcano 11, as it's definetly a hit from what I have heard so far! Unlike the Volcano 9 *cough* it performs more like it's little brother the Volcano 7+
    Box:
    [Mobo] Asus A7N8X w/ Modified 1003 Uber BIOS w/ Custom Boot logo
    [CPU] Athlon XP 2200+ Thoroughbred
    [Memory] 512 Samsung PC3200 DDR400 w/ Copper Heatsink(s)
    [Video Card] Geforce 3 ti200 128 DDR Special Gold Edition

    Cooling
    [Case] All aluminum Skyhawk case w/ custom cut blowhole
    [HSF] Volcano 11 Xaser Edition
    [Northbridge] ThermalTake Crystal Orb
    [Southbridge] Aluminum Northbridge heatsink attatched

    Operating System:
    [OS] Windows XP Pro w/ SP1

    Are you sick of poor quality 128k mp3's that sound inferior to regular CD's you buy in the store? Do you long for the exact sound of a CD with absolutly no quality loss, and at practically half the size of a normal CD? CD's get scratched all the time, and FLAC is great for archiving all those good copies of your classic rock, and backing them up to save forever. FLAC unlike mp3, or ogg vorbis is what is called a lossless format. This means that no quality whatsoever is lost from the origianl disk. Lossy formats such as ogg vorbis, wmv, and moreover mp3 are usually flat sounding, and full of hissing and dullness because they discard and literally throw out important information that controls how good the CD will sound. Using FLAC will ensure the crystal-clear clarity that you can expect from a freshly opened CD. Instead of flimsy CD cases that snap and CD's that scratch easily, and are inevitably summoned to a poor scratched up death; FLAC files can be stored in a tough metal box known as your Hard Disk. FLAC putting life back into digital audio. If you own legit copies of CD's and seek for them pre-FLAC'd for all your digital listening needs please shoot me a PM for more information.

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    goddamnit compare to a swiftech! thats all imma say, i cant decide between the two there is a 20 DBA difference between medium (on 7+) and the vantec tornado and a $30 buck difference
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    Thx Wiggo! When I was looking under the guides section I must have missed it :cry: lol O well thx again Wiggo :thumb:.

    I was going to get some Tornado case fans, but I decided not too, as ummm well yeah :afro:

    EDIT: Wiggo in the Volcano 11 review, when you did the tests, was that sucker turned up to full blast or what?
    Box:
    [Mobo] Asus A7N8X w/ Modified 1003 Uber BIOS w/ Custom Boot logo
    [CPU] Athlon XP 2200+ Thoroughbred
    [Memory] 512 Samsung PC3200 DDR400 w/ Copper Heatsink(s)
    [Video Card] Geforce 3 ti200 128 DDR Special Gold Edition

    Cooling
    [Case] All aluminum Skyhawk case w/ custom cut blowhole
    [HSF] Volcano 11 Xaser Edition
    [Northbridge] ThermalTake Crystal Orb
    [Southbridge] Aluminum Northbridge heatsink attatched

    Operating System:
    [OS] Windows XP Pro w/ SP1

    Are you sick of poor quality 128k mp3's that sound inferior to regular CD's you buy in the store? Do you long for the exact sound of a CD with absolutly no quality loss, and at practically half the size of a normal CD? CD's get scratched all the time, and FLAC is great for archiving all those good copies of your classic rock, and backing them up to save forever. FLAC unlike mp3, or ogg vorbis is what is called a lossless format. This means that no quality whatsoever is lost from the origianl disk. Lossy formats such as ogg vorbis, wmv, and moreover mp3 are usually flat sounding, and full of hissing and dullness because they discard and literally throw out important information that controls how good the CD will sound. Using FLAC will ensure the crystal-clear clarity that you can expect from a freshly opened CD. Instead of flimsy CD cases that snap and CD's that scratch easily, and are inevitably summoned to a poor scratched up death; FLAC files can be stored in a tough metal box known as your Hard Disk. FLAC putting life back into digital audio. If you own legit copies of CD's and seek for them pre-FLAC'd for all your digital listening needs please shoot me a PM for more information.

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    i think it said at full
    The one thing man learns from history is that man does not learn from history.

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    Actually, it was me who did the tests. :D

    And yes, the fan was running at full speed. Even at lower speeds they cool pretty well but I always tend to show what the coolers are capable of since most of our viewers are looking for top-end performance.
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    I havn't done any reviews, articles or guides for TT (I'm just a forum junkie hence the title) but reviews are found in the reviews section not in the guides.

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