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by EdT
Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:33 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: Dead Antec Phantom 350
Replies: 0
Views: 866

FS: Dead Antec Phantom 350

For the DIYers who want to change out all the caps ...I am just too lazy, your gain, my lost, unit has never been opended, tamper proof label intact !

Will ship in original box, no power cord or ATX 24-20 pin adapter.

$10 plus shipping (@$25-$30) to Canada and USA

PM me if interested !
by EdT
Wed Jul 30, 2008 9:30 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair PSU Rebate
Replies: 4
Views: 1763

Won't buy any corsair product with a mail-in rebate anymore - been burned too many times. Not suggesting corsair engineering isn't good, just that corsair marketing sucks. Their rebate program is handled by a third party service, just let Corsair know your problem, they might not be aware of the qu...
by EdT
Wed Jul 30, 2008 9:24 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12II Series Heatsinks
Replies: 5
Views: 1834

Ok, I picked up the TX650 on Monday for $100 and with the $20 rebate it comes to $80 ...not too bad !, surprise it was third on SPCR's list of recommended picks !

So far it is running as quiet as my Phantom 350 less the coil resonance and heat.
by EdT
Tue Jul 29, 2008 9:11 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair PSU Rebate
Replies: 4
Views: 1763

Won't buy any corsair product with a mail-in rebate anymore - been burned too many times. Not suggesting corsair engineering isn't good, just that corsair marketing sucks. Their rebate program is handled by a third party service, just let Corsair know your problem, they might not be aware of the qu...
by EdT
Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:32 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: replacing a fan in the Corsair TX650...
Replies: 10
Views: 5086

well i just checked, and my new Corsair TX650W have a squealing at cold boot because of the coils i think, as the components warm up inside, they dilatate and the PSU get quiet gradually. Seem like it's "coil whine" as some of you told me before. is the type of noise i have on my PSU is dangerous? ...
by EdT
Mon Jul 28, 2008 7:53 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Quality: Corsair vs Seasonic
Replies: 4
Views: 2609

Availability of a product is also important ! Seasonic has been on the market for PSU for quite awhile and I can't find one retailer that is close to me, not many people are as crazy as members here to buy online and pay for shipping on top of paying over $100 for a PSU most think I am nuts, while C...
by EdT
Mon Jul 28, 2008 3:30 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Quality: Corsair vs Seasonic
Replies: 4
Views: 2609

Quality: Corsair vs Seasonic

The term quality here means build quality, performance, customer delightment and better value for the money overall. After doing an extensive search and comparision, I would have to say Corsair offers better quality for the same or even less. Corsair Pros: 1. Higher wattage than Seasonic's offerring...
by EdT
Mon Jul 28, 2008 2:03 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair PSU Rebate
Replies: 4
Views: 1763

Corsair PSU Rebate

Just wanted to let everyone know that Corsair is offering a $20-$25 rebate on all its PSUs. Offer ends 31 July 2008 and you have a month to send in the application. Your invoice dated must be dated 31 July or earlier. Some merchants will have their own forms, but a majority do not and the customer i...
by EdT
Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:13 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec Phantom Disassembled
Replies: 12
Views: 10157

I would also resolder all the joints that were sheared off since fractures and cracks can result from it. We tried to, but unfortunately they are too big for my little 25W iron :( ... Some of those sheared joints are bone dry, so I may use it as an excuse finally to invest in a proper iron. It is n...
by EdT
Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:10 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12II Series Heatsinks
Replies: 5
Views: 1834

Thanks for the info, unfortunately the two local retailers for the Corsair don't seem to carry the 450VX and only the larger VX550 and up, guess they make more profits that way !

Trying to find a local Seasonic or Corsair retailers here in Montreal is a nightmare and a full time job !
by EdT
Sun Jul 27, 2008 10:02 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12II Series Heatsinks
Replies: 5
Views: 1834

Seasonic S12II Series Heatsinks

I know the 330ii has the smaller sinks than the 430ii, anyone know which one starts with a bigger sink after the 330ii ?
by EdT
Sun Jul 27, 2008 9:13 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 3Y Power Technolgy ?
Replies: 1
Views: 1735

3Y Power Technolgy ?

Anyone heard or used or taken apart this brand of PSU ? My Antec Phantom 350 failed and I was in need of a temporary PSU before I can find a Seasonic unit locally. I stopped by my local used computer joint with a 100 used PSUs thrown into the bin, I grabbed the most heavy one I could find and it was...
by EdT
Sun Jul 27, 2008 8:00 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec Phantom Disassembled
Replies: 12
Views: 10157

That is some sloppy workmanship standards, it does even look like Class 1 IPC-A-610 standards since computer equipment is suppose to be Class 2 ! I would also resolder all the joints that were sheared off since fractures and cracks can result from it. IPC-A-610 states for Class 2 all sheared off joi...
by EdT
Sun Jul 27, 2008 6:17 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec Phantom 500 failed...
Replies: 13
Views: 7158

My Phantom 350 just died on me this Sunday :( She was the second of two 350 that died, the first one lasted 3 weeks and now the replacement lasted 3.4 years, the shortest surviving power supply I have ever owned, actually no power supply has ever failed me during the time I owned the system ! On the...
by EdT
Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:17 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Oil Cooling
Replies: 2
Views: 4291

Oil Cooling

I think an oil based system has potential:

http://www.pugetsystems.com/submerged.php
by EdT
Thu Nov 23, 2006 8:41 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Deadening aluminum cases?
Replies: 21
Views: 8352

I have a KingWin ST-424S which is very simialr to the Lian-Li. Nice case, but alot of resonance from the sheet metal. Slowy, but surely I am removing and adressing each sound day by day or month by month. I used something very similar to the ultra expensive dampening mats, but it only costed me $2 t...
by EdT
Tue Jan 10, 2006 10:10 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: What Can You Do With $1.00 !
Replies: 17
Views: 10912

Is that a PCI card below your video card that looks like it's being bent up to fit in the PCI slot?? :? I used to have the 424 in black...nice cases (very striking resemblance to the Lian-Li aren't they?? :wink: ) but I hated that tinny sound of the panels. No, its my weird 45Deg half size USB2.0 c...
by EdT
Fri Jan 06, 2006 9:47 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: What Can You Do With $1.00 !
Replies: 17
Views: 10912

What was that foam called? I need something to tighten up the tolerances in my new C5. It's a bit rattle-y. Being in the foam business before, this stuff is proberly a closed cell high density polyurethane foam. Its proberly not good for acoustic dampening, but great for limiting and absorbing vibr...
by EdT
Wed Jan 04, 2006 4:47 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: What Can You Do With $1.00 !
Replies: 17
Views: 10912

What Can You Do With $1.00 !

I was able to find some 1/8" X 9" X 12" high density foam from a local Dollarama for 3 sheets for $1.00cdn(@$0.84us) and to boot it even has self adhesive backing. There was several colors to choose from; yellow, purple, red, white, light blue, navy blue, but I went with the traditional black instea...
by EdT
Sun Oct 02, 2005 10:48 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Overheating Symptoms
Replies: 8
Views: 2900

Update

I have determine that the symptoms are a results of overheating of the GPU. The worsening conditions are a result of damage incurred during the 9 months that my card went passive and even when adding a larger heatsink and passively cooled, the damage has been done and the GPU can no longer perform l...
by EdT
Thu Sep 29, 2005 8:34 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Best Fanless Videocard
Replies: 8
Views: 3463

How do you underclock the GPU ? you mean use proggies like ATITool ?

then forget it, I don't want another thing running in the background and slowing down my start-up time, but if i can change it through control panel or something, then it would be fine.
by EdT
Mon Sep 26, 2005 3:15 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Overheating Symptoms
Replies: 8
Views: 2900

It sounds likely that one of three things is going on: 1) your card is overheating, try some high airflow and see if the problem still show up (i.e. point a desk fan into your case). Using thermal adhesive to attach the heatsink really isn't ideal because it leaves the heatsink hanging off the GPU....
by EdT
Mon Sep 26, 2005 10:55 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Overheating Symptoms
Replies: 8
Views: 2900

Used the ATI Tool program and it did not detect any errors, but a few of those stripes appeared on my screen(LCD) from time to time, a click of the "Refresh" was able to get rid of them. I'am trying to determine now if its a GPU or memory issue and why did it suddenly appear 9 months later ? I also ...
by EdT
Sun Sep 25, 2005 2:44 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Overheating Symptoms
Replies: 8
Views: 2900

After 9 months of converting my 9100 Radeon to passive, I'am recently getting occassional random wandering pixlated green lines/stripes on the screen and was wondering if it is a time/heat related damage to the GPU or could it be defective memory. Anyway to test if the memory is defective ? I have r...
by EdT
Thu Sep 22, 2005 9:04 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Overheating Symptoms
Replies: 8
Views: 2900

Overheating Symptoms

Would anyone know if your GPU was overheating, what are the symptoms you would see ?
by EdT
Wed Sep 21, 2005 1:00 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Best Fanless Videocard
Replies: 8
Views: 3463

Best Fanless Videocard

I think my 3 year old Crucial ATI 9100 is dying, I'am seeing pixelated green lines start to form on my screen when it gets too hot. The original fan was removed and a heatsink was attached onto it for 9 months now and its starting to act up now, so what is the fastest non fanned card out there ?
by EdT
Wed Jun 01, 2005 9:56 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec Phantom Users Poll
Replies: 211
Views: 264632

Dang, I'am getting scared, my first Phantom lasted 3 weeks and now my replacement installed since March 1st just rebooted my comp for the first time in 3 months. I will see within the next few days it starts exhibiting the same symptoms as the first one I had.

Serial: D50155225409
by EdT
Thu Feb 24, 2005 2:20 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec Phantom Users Poll
Replies: 211
Views: 264632

Ok, the serial # on my unit is the newest one we know of so far I think. My new unit is D05015525445 which is a big jump from the old #. The stamps are different too. The old one had the testing stamps in blue and saying B01 etc. The new unit uses purple ink for the stamps, and is stamped I01, etc....
by EdT
Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:37 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec Phantom Users Poll
Replies: 211
Views: 264632

Got a reply back from Scott Richards and he is taking action in getting an replacement back to me ASAP with a $50 gift certificate.
by EdT
Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:01 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: My Antec Phantom DIED!
Replies: 1
Views: 2604

I feel your pain, your just one of many Phantom user to experience the same ordeal.

If you haven't already posted on the poll, heres your chance to vent your frustrations: http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=18825