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by Ender17
Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:47 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 1366 i7 passive cooler
Replies: 39
Views: 22030

If you guys don't mind me steering the thread back towards the original topic, I would be interested to know the best passive cooler for a demanding application such as an overclocked i7. Let's just assume, hypothetically, that an active fan solution was not possible. Price and case size also are n...
by Ender17
Sun Jun 28, 2009 11:15 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Max temp for i7 920?
Replies: 12
Views: 4937

ooh, I thought the only people buying i7 chips were "gamers with too much money"?!?!? LOL Since 920 prices continue to drop, along with motherboard and memory prices, a Core i7 920 system or upgrade is now quite reasonably priced. And one of the main points of a Core i7 920 is how easy it is to ove...
by Ender17
Sat Jun 27, 2009 7:45 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Max temp for i7 920?
Replies: 12
Views: 4937

ooh, I thought the only people buying i7 chips were "gamers with too much money"?!?!? LOL
by Ender17
Sat Jun 27, 2009 4:30 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P183: The P182 Gets More Air
Replies: 145
Views: 84652

confusion wrote:For additional reference, Puget Computers has posted a short comparison of the P182 and P183:
http://www.pugetsystems.com/articles.php?id=68
very nice, but I wish they had a comparison with the fans on medium
by Ender17
Sat Jun 27, 2009 1:05 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 1366 i7 passive cooler
Replies: 39
Views: 22030

what kind of clearance does that have over the RAM slots? would it clear RAM with heatsinks like Corsair Dominators?
by Ender17
Fri Jun 26, 2009 8:49 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Corsair H50 Hydro vs Thermalright HR-01 Plus
Replies: 9
Views: 5955

Corsair H50 Hydro vs Thermalright HR-01 Plus

Intel Core i7 920 Asus P6T Deluxe V2 12GB OCZ DDR3 1600 MHz OCZ3P1600LV6GK Intel X25-M 80GB 2 x Western Digital Caviar 640GB Blue 2 x Western Digital Caviar 640GB Black EVGA 260 GTX Creative Soundblaster Fatal1ty Titanium Samsung SH-S203B DVD burner Corsair HX620W Antec P182 CPU Ratio: 18 BLCK: 200 ...
by Ender17
Sat May 30, 2009 10:55 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec ISK 300 Mini-ITX case
Replies: 115
Views: 86085

how does the PSU work? could you use a board like this?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813500021
by Ender17
Tue Apr 21, 2009 2:06 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Coolermaster's Fanless TC-100 mini-ITX case
Replies: 33
Views: 15223

swap out the hard drive for a SSD, and you should have a nice little system
by Ender17
Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:02 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seven - and now Eight Years of SPCR!
Replies: 78
Views: 64352

I don't see tower PCs going anywhere for a long time. Look at gaming - there isn't anything portable close to the performance you can get with a triple card setup.

Long live tower PCs!
by Ender17
Sat Jan 31, 2009 8:08 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: News on Windows Home Server
Replies: 94
Views: 127968

any idea when the article will be finished?
by Ender17
Tue Sep 23, 2008 7:48 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: lian li PC-C36 & PC-C37 slim matx desktop case
Replies: 12
Views: 12292

Spare Tire wrote:XP-120 without fan would most probably fit. With fan would most probably not fit.
so what would fit with a fan?
I'm not big on stock coolers
by Ender17
Mon Sep 22, 2008 3:45 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: lian li PC-C36 & PC-C37 slim matx desktop case
Replies: 12
Views: 12292

so you guys think xp-120 will fit? or what would be a good cooler?
by Ender17
Wed Sep 17, 2008 11:54 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel DG45FC: Loaded LGA775 Mini-ITX Board
Replies: 40
Views: 33868

recommendations for a ITX case?
by Ender17
Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:14 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: WD VelociRaptor: A Triple Crown
Replies: 125
Views: 59398

I thought I had the perfect plan - bare drive in 2.5" Scythe Quiet Drive and then put that in the P182 lower HDD bay. Well this POS Scythe enclosure uses non standard screws, so there is no way to connect it to the drive bay. Anyone know if the No Vibes enclosure has this problem? I think I'm just g...
by Ender17
Tue Aug 05, 2008 1:10 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Silent UPS
Replies: 74
Views: 75186

I just installed a Smart UPS SUA1500 and it makes a constant high pitched whine. Not that loud, but it's a piercing sound, very annoying.
by Ender17
Sun Aug 03, 2008 7:17 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: WTB: 3-pin fan to 3-pin extension wire for a fan
Replies: 3
Views: 1490

if you have the know-how, you can always make your own. take a dead motherboard, solder off fan headers, get a fan from the dump, hop over to your local electronics store (like radio shack) and get shrink wrap and wire, and just get the other connector off a dead fan. i will say though, the male en...
by Ender17
Sun Aug 03, 2008 4:48 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: WTB: 3-pin fan to 3-pin extension wire for a fan
Replies: 3
Views: 1490

WTB: 3-pin fan to 3-pin extension wire for a fan

I just need a simple 3-pin fan to 3-pin extension wire for a fan, I can't find anywhere to buy this for under $6 shipped and I think that's ridiculous for something that costs about $0.10. 12" should be long enough, but if you have 24" I'll take it. This is what I'm talking about http://www.svc.com/...
by Ender17
Sun Aug 03, 2008 2:29 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Suggestions for slowing down 4 fans, no open external bays
Replies: 5
Views: 1724

Since you've got a free PCI slot in the back, you could use one of these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811999046 Use a fan splitter for one of the controls and you're set for all 4 fans. that looks amazing thanks :) Or use series wiring. It's free. Wire the 120mm fans in se...
by Ender17
Fri Aug 01, 2008 2:23 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD Elastic Suspension... Show your pics!
Replies: 446
Views: 937781

Nothing crazy, just a WD6400AAKS in my Solo. Did I do it right?

Image
by Ender17
Fri Aug 01, 2008 2:14 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Suggestions for slowing down 4 fans, no open external bays
Replies: 5
Views: 1724

Suggestions for slowing down 4 fans, no open external bays

I just built a new HTPC/file server and I need a way to slow the fans down. I just turned it on to make sure it would post, and it felt like they were all blowing at full speed. So far I've found the Zalman RC100 resistors which look like a good option. I don't want 4 Fan Mates crammed in there. Ful...
by Ender17
Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:25 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 4870 and ramsinks
Replies: 6
Views: 2791

are the CU- part and the red frame 2 seperate parts or are the stuck toghether? so in theory one could use the red frame for cooling mem and VRM and the S1 or the core? I just tried this and it doesn't work. You can separate the red frame from the copper heatsink, but part of the red frame sticks u...
by Ender17
Tue Jul 01, 2008 12:51 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: Arctic Cooling Turbo Module SOLD!
Replies: 3
Views: 1486

I'll take it, paypal address?
by Ender17
Sun Jun 29, 2008 9:06 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Resolved: use stock coolers on nVidia cards
Replies: 21
Views: 5043

this is something I've been thinking about for a while
why not ziptie a 92mm fan on the outside of the back of the case and remove all the extra PCI covers?
I'd think this would definitely help exhaust some of the hot air
by Ender17
Sat May 24, 2008 10:30 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is there any way to fit 2 OCZ SSDs in 1 Scythe Quiet Drive?
Replies: 8
Views: 2425

Vicotnik wrote:I stuffed mine under the bottom HDD cage. :) Perhaps not the best option, but since I seldom move the case around it works just fine.
have you checked the temperature?
by Ender17
Sat May 24, 2008 8:36 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is there any way to fit 2 OCZ SSDs in 1 Scythe Quiet Drive?
Replies: 8
Views: 2425

Fair enough, that makes a lot more sense. :) Really though I doubt heat would be an issue, these things don't use hardly any power (maybe a few watts max). Why not try just cramming them in there and seeing how temps do? I'm assuming the drives support SMART and you can monitor temps in Windows. If...
by Ender17
Sat May 24, 2008 8:28 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is there any way to fit 2 OCZ SSDs in 1 Scythe Quiet Drive?
Replies: 8
Views: 2425

frostedflakes wrote:A better question would be, why are you trying to enclose noiseless disks? :p
I only have 1 3.5" bay open in my P180 and need somewhere to put them
the noise is obviously not an issue
only thing I'm worried about is the heat, otherwise, I'd just cram them in there
by Ender17
Sat May 24, 2008 8:00 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is there any way to fit 2 OCZ SSDs in 1 Scythe Quiet Drive?
Replies: 8
Views: 2425

Is there any way to fit 2 OCZ SSDs in 1 Scythe Quiet Drive?

I need to fit 2 of the 2.5" OCZ SSDs in 1 Scythe Quiet Drive, is this possible?
by Ender17
Mon Dec 31, 2007 5:01 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: AC Accelero S1 is the BEST cooler for 8800GT / ATI38?0 cards
Replies: 221
Views: 123045

how many total slots are taken up when using the S1 with a 120mm fan strapped to it? If it's a 25mm thick fan, 4 slots total. If you use a 15mm thick fan or the AC Turbo Module, it's 3. ok, 4 I can handle I have a D975XBX2 and I need the bottom PCI-E slot for my RAID card and the bottom PCI slot fo...
by Ender17
Mon Dec 31, 2007 4:36 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: AC Accelero S1 is the BEST cooler for 8800GT / ATI38?0 cards
Replies: 221
Views: 123045

quick question

how many total slots are taken up when using the S1 with a 120mm fan strapped to it?

thanks
by Ender17
Sat Aug 04, 2007 11:35 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: looking for Ninja Mini
Replies: 5
Views: 3042

I can't believe I ordered another cooler without any reviews after being disappointed by the IFX-14, but I just ordered the Mini Ninja and a tube of MX-1 from AeroCooler