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by EvoFire
Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:59 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Formatting 3TB drive
Replies: 2
Views: 1340

Formatting 3TB drive

So this isn't really about silent computing, got that under my belt already, but rather trying to work a new 3TB drive I just bought. Its a Seagate 3TB Barracuda. Blame it on not researching before I bought in, but I am having problems trying to get the drive to format right now. I'm using it with a...
by EvoFire
Fri Jun 11, 2010 7:34 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Proposing new ITX system
Replies: 0
Views: 1060

Proposing new ITX system

So I got a job to build a new m-ITX system for someone. I have the following list of parts, I think it should be fine, but I want some opinions from here. Lian Li Q08B Intel DQ57TM mATX LGA1156 Q57 Intel Core i5 750 Corsair 4GB DDR3 Seasonic M12 650W XFX 5850 some SSD Seagate 7200.12 1TB Samsung DVD...
by EvoFire
Thu Dec 24, 2009 6:09 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Zotac 9300 ITX temperatures.
Replies: 1
Views: 1025

Zotac 9300 ITX temperatures.

Very simple question, what temperatures should it run at... Or more specifically, what temperature should I keep it under?

It idles at 47C, playing some flash media and its at 51C
by EvoFire
Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:49 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Corsair CX400W Power Supply
Replies: 21
Views: 10176

I picked this one up awhile ago for $30CAD.... I actually haven't used it yet, but it sounds good as it'll most likely fall under then noise floor with my system.
by EvoFire
Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:42 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec ISK-300 Mini-ITX Case
Replies: 86
Views: 59398

I can't yet as I haven't modded the cage to fit yet. Probably in the next few days I can.
by EvoFire
Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:27 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec ISK-300 Mini-ITX Case
Replies: 86
Views: 59398

Probably one of the sinks that they used in the review. If the Shuriken doesn't fit without modifications, there really isnt much you can pick from considering how small it is.

And I can confirm an optical drive will fit, there is plenty of space even after you cut the bracket.
by EvoFire
Tue Dec 15, 2009 4:03 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec ISK-300 Mini-ITX Case
Replies: 86
Views: 59398

So I've started building my ISK-300 with a 9300ITX. So far so good except foe the snag I'm in with the brace/drive cage that goes from front to back on the case. The cage hits the Shuriken 3 I'm using.on it. I'm currently deciding whether to cut the case or the sink. One more thing to note is, the S...
by EvoFire
Sun Nov 29, 2009 3:00 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec ISK-300 Mini-ITX Case
Replies: 86
Views: 59398

I am building this exact same build (ION board with Core 2 Duo). Would a Shuriken without fan on top, be able to cool a Core 2 Duo by just the case fans?
by EvoFire
Sun Nov 29, 2009 1:29 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Disassembling external DVD drives
Replies: 0
Views: 1062

Disassembling external DVD drives

I'm wondering, for those Samsung external slim DVD drives, can I disassemble them and use them as an internal slim drive?

Its ridiculous how an external drive is cheaper than an internal drive.
by EvoFire
Tue Apr 07, 2009 6:45 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: BFG GS-550 anyone?
Replies: 4
Views: 2786

So I've installed the PSU in last night with a new dual core processor. Initial impressions are average. The fan seem to get pretty rowdy after awhile, and it is longer than my Seasonic. The PSU got into the way of my fan so I had to remove my top blow hole and slightly altering my airflow for the w...
by EvoFire
Thu Apr 02, 2009 1:48 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: BFG GS-550 anyone?
Replies: 4
Views: 2786

I've been scanning around the net for reviews on this power supply. So far feedback has been good for its sister lines from BFG tech, so I'm hoping for good things. Its sister lines LS and MX are great for voltage regulation and DC quality, I think it should carry over. Now on the notion of noise. I...
by EvoFire
Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:17 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: BFG GS-550 anyone?
Replies: 4
Views: 2786

BFG GS-550 anyone?

Did I quick search and didn't find anything. I just impulse bought this power supply from NCIX because it was for sale for only $40, can't really argue lol. I was wondering how is it and if anyone has any ideas? The thing that caught my attention was the use of 140mm fan. That's the only reason I to...
by EvoFire
Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:33 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Looking for: S939 Athlon X2 or dual core Opterons
Replies: 0
Views: 802

Looking for: S939 Athlon X2 or dual core Opterons

Anyone have any spares lying around?
by EvoFire
Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:15 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Good cooler for 8800GS
Replies: 11
Views: 3057

I think I'll go pick up a fan, I'm a bit uncomfortable with the temperatures myself too. I gotta admit the Glaciator is a really good heatsink, but the EN8800GS won't do fan control and the fan is running constantly at 12V making a ton of noise. I didn't wanna snip the connectors and such so I just ...
by EvoFire
Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:44 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Accelero S1 included instructions
Replies: 4
Views: 1922

I cleaned it up really good and mounted it.... so far so good. Though it seems like the temperatures are a bit on the high side. Not sure if I mounted it properly.
by EvoFire
Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:43 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Good cooler for 8800GS
Replies: 11
Views: 3057

So I broke down and bought an Accelero S1. Should I be running passive on it? I'm already running my CPU passive with a Scythe Andy Samurai. I have a top blow hole(80mm), a side panel fan(80mm), and a soft mounted(name dangling with elastic) 120mm on the front. All those fans are plugged in to 5V pl...
by EvoFire
Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:32 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Accelero S1 included instructions
Replies: 4
Views: 1922

Accelero S1 included instructions

So I broke down and bought an Accelero S1 for my 8800GS cause the stock Glaciator cooler from ASUS was driving me nuts.

I'm reading the instructions and its telling me I need to use an eraser on the memory chips for optimum performance... WTF?

Any tips guys?
by EvoFire
Sat Feb 14, 2009 1:47 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Good cooler for 8800GS
Replies: 11
Views: 3057

Gotta find a mini jack adapter thingymabob. I however do have an extra fanmate sitting around.

No other suggestions other than AC S1? I might just end up buying and be done with it.
by EvoFire
Fri Feb 13, 2009 2:02 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Good cooler for 8800GS
Replies: 11
Views: 3057

The card does not have fan control, I tried Rivatuner and the program that came bundled with the card, no luck. Only other choice is flashing the bios to see if it will do anything, though I'm not sure what to flash it with.

So what cooler should I be getting?
by EvoFire
Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:36 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Good cooler for 8800GS
Replies: 11
Views: 3057

Good cooler for 8800GS

Hey guys, I would like to hear some suggestions from you guys. I have a ASUS EN8800GS with the Glaciator heatsink. Its basically a radial heatsink with a 80mm fan on it. While its a great cooler(temperature seems to be excellent), I find it rather loud, and the bearing noise of the 80mm seems a litt...
by EvoFire
Thu Jan 29, 2009 5:35 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Shuriken 3
Replies: 2
Views: 1508

I'm thinking of the Shuriken because a few of my friends have bought it and it fits, while the larger Andy Samurai won't fit their boards.

If the Andy would fit, I would buy that, does anyone know if the Andy will fit?
by EvoFire
Thu Jan 29, 2009 2:45 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Shuriken 3
Replies: 2
Views: 1508

Scythe Shuriken 3

Hi all, just wondering what ur takes on this cooler is since Mike and co didn't do a review on this particular model. I'm looking decent performance and good accoustics. I'm considering this heatsink for my 939 board, ASUS A8V-E SE, on an overclocked Winchester. If anyone doesn't think its a good he...
by EvoFire
Wed Jan 28, 2009 2:26 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help me with unknown crashing reasons
Replies: 5
Views: 1607

crash as in firefox or internet explorer shuts down without notice.

I seem to have found out the problem. The XMS I have doesn't like being clocked anything above 200Mhz, 400DDR
by EvoFire
Wed Jan 28, 2009 2:01 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help me with unknown crashing reasons
Replies: 5
Views: 1607

Help me with unknown crashing reasons

I've built a semi new computer with parts I've gathered abroad and consists of the following. ASUS A8V-E SE Athlon 64 3200+ Winchester 2x 512 MB Corsair XMS DDR400 ASUS 8800GS Audigy2 (vanilla) Seasonic Super Tornado 300W Windows is COMPLETELY fine, and same with Prime95, but Firefox and Internet Ex...
by EvoFire
Mon Jan 26, 2009 2:57 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Help me figure out my board
Replies: 12
Views: 3037

There are some differences to the circuit board, but I guess it doesn't really matter. On a side note, as I was searching up these boards, I realized that the older A8V and A8V-E Deluxe had the same southbridge as my KT600 board I'm using for my Athlon XP. The A8V-SE only has a slightly revised vers...
by EvoFire
Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:17 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Help me figure out my board
Replies: 12
Views: 3037

Thanks guys for the enthusiastic help, very much appreciate it. Yes Mats, you nailed it, it says A8V-E SE there :lol: I also found the chip that is the Marvell Gbit lan. Its a lot smaller than what I expect it to be compared to the discrete PCI lan cards that I've used. However, this begs the questi...
by EvoFire
Mon Jan 26, 2009 3:09 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Help me figure out my board
Replies: 12
Views: 3037

Help me figure out my board

I have a board sitting here, telling me that, on top of it, that it is an ASUS A8V-E. I cannot, for the love of god, find ANYTHING for this. It isn't even LISTED on the ASUS site, none of them, global, taiwan, US, Canada, HK. The board layout is the same as the A8V-E Deluxe but with a sticker on top...
by EvoFire
Mon Jan 19, 2009 1:42 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Needed: Pentium 3 [Socket 370] Coolers
Replies: 5
Views: 1965

I thought some heatsinks can be used interchangeably between socket A and socket 370? Perhaps maybe you can find a Socket A heatsink, though those are hard to find nowadays too.
by EvoFire
Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:47 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ASUS En8800GS Glaciator
Replies: 1
Views: 2071

ASUS En8800GS Glaciator

As I await a CPU heatsink bracket from a very generous(psiu) member here who's sending one to me at no charge, I'll do some research. I scored the above mentioned card and was wondering if the Glaciator is any good, and should I get some heatsinks for the memory as it doesn't have anything for it ot...
by EvoFire
Wed Jan 14, 2009 5:01 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Help... should I buy a new PSU[?]
Replies: 4
Views: 1282

looks and sounds good, thank you for the info.