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by CraiginNJ
Tue Oct 09, 2007 2:33 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: "Open-style" cases: looking for advices or recomme
Replies: 8
Views: 3343

Open Case Antec Nine Hundred

FWIW, I have an Antec Nine Hundred. I'm impressed by the cooling from the 3 120mm and 1 200mm fans at slow speed. Since I mainly use a notebook PC now, I set up the case as a spare backup machine with an old 3.06GHz Northwood HT P4 on a highly integrated Asus motherboard. Same Zalman 7000cu HS/fan a...
by CraiginNJ
Mon Feb 12, 2007 5:57 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's Fan Round-Up #2: 120mm Fans
Replies: 189
Views: 150500

Wow, I've been away too long. Thank you very much for the 120mm comparisons & followup discussion of how backpressure can compromise the winner's real life performance. Thanks again!

Craig in NJ
by CraiginNJ
Tue Oct 31, 2006 4:11 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: The Top SPCR Quiet 120mm Axial Fans Compared + 120mmAC Fans.
Replies: 196
Views: 391047

When referring to Papst fans, be sure to be very specific about which model. It isn't enough to say 4412 since there's a range of those with CFM ranging from medium to extra extra low, e.g., I donated a 4412 F/2GLL and 4412 F/2GLLL to SPCR a year ago for testing.
by CraiginNJ
Sun Oct 29, 2006 10:40 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Nine Hundred, I like it, do you?
Replies: 29
Views: 18032

I was comparing the Nine Hundred to the P150. I see Antec lists the Nine Hundred as only 1.4" taller. I have to wonder if they are measuring height from the front or back of the case. That sloping top accounts for at least an inch. FWIW, using my measuring tape on the one on my dining room table, t...
by CraiginNJ
Sun Oct 29, 2006 6:39 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Nine Hundred, I like it, do you?
Replies: 29
Views: 18032

Because of said fans, the media drives need to be mounted on the bottom. .... What's that indentation in the top for? .... This case is too tall. Point 1: Not true -- the drives are on the bottom in those pictures because that's how the person wanted them. There are three "cages" with up to 3 drive...
by CraiginNJ
Sat Oct 21, 2006 3:25 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Nine Hundred, I like it, do you?
Replies: 29
Views: 18032

Antec Nine Hundred: I do like it

Saw it, found info about in on the web, and ordered one right away (from TechonWeb instead of NewEgg because NewEgg wanted 50% more $'s). It's sitting on my living room table. Haven't actually used it yet, though. (I'm waiting for a new model of video card to become available.) To me it seemed like ...
by CraiginNJ
Mon Sep 11, 2006 4:56 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CPU heatsink testing orientation matters?
Replies: 4
Views: 1910

Interesting. Thanks.

Craig in NJ
by CraiginNJ
Fri Sep 08, 2006 6:30 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CPU heatsink testing orientation matters?
Replies: 4
Views: 1910

CPU heatsink testing orientation matters?

Forgive me for asking a question that must have been discussed at length in the past, but I couldn't find an old thread on this: Which orientation does SPCR use to test heatpipe-based coolers? Upright (e.g., as for HTPC), sideways (e.g., like a tower PC with the board and heatsink mounted sideways),...
by CraiginNJ
Fri Sep 08, 2006 5:35 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Calling All Good Fans!
Replies: 143
Views: 277545

My apologies for the ridiculously long development time for this project. . . . . We're finally fully equipped with tools . . . . I'd like to ask everyone who has sent fan samples to send an email with the header "FAN DONATION" reminding me what you sent so that your contribution can be attributed ...
by CraiginNJ
Mon Nov 28, 2005 4:53 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Upcoming Reviews & Articles
Replies: 193
Views: 318620

Papst 120mm 4412 F/2GLL and F/2GLLL ?

What about the extra low noise Papst 120mm 4412 F/2GLL and F/2GLLL I donated to you back in June? Even though they aren't readily available in North America as far as I know, I wanted to find out if they might be quieter than the orange ones most people assume are the quietest. (I'd hate to think th...
by CraiginNJ
Sat Oct 08, 2005 11:12 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New cases inspired by the P180 - speculation and wishes
Replies: 15
Views: 7639

Maybe something like these?: Lian Li V1100 http://www.lian-li.com/Product/Chassis/M_V_S_PC-V1100.htm Lian Li V1100 Plus http://www.lian-li.com/Product/Chassis/M_V_S_PC-V1100plus.htm (seems to add ducting to PSU and a blower fan over the cards) PC-V2100/PC-V2100B http://www.lian-li.com/Product/Chassi...
by CraiginNJ
Sat Aug 27, 2005 6:58 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung Spinpoint SP2504C motor
Replies: 19
Views: 6769

fwiw, newegg just started carrying the sp2504c and I immediately ordered a couple. I haven't tried them yet, but the pair I received are marked has having nidec motors.

Craig in NJ
by CraiginNJ
Wed Jul 27, 2005 7:35 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Where to buy the Papst 120mm 4412 F/2GLL? (41CFM/18dB)
Replies: 14
Views: 5126

Re: Where to buy the Papst 120mm 4412 F/2GLL? (41CFM/18dB)

I'm in the US, do you know what online vendor has these? http://www.pcsilent.de/en_group_papst_fans.asp Expect to add on the order of $25 for shipping to USA. BTW, I donated one of the GLL's and one of the GLLL's to SPCR for future testing. I was buying a fans to replace a noisy chinese fan in a th...
by CraiginNJ
Mon Jul 04, 2005 6:01 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec Phantom Users Poll
Replies: 211
Views: 256350

I wonder if it would be worthwhile to start a new poll that distinguishes the older vs. newer (D05...) models?
by CraiginNJ
Sat Jul 02, 2005 6:51 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How to tell if a Phantom is the new revision, problem-free?
Replies: 11
Views: 2598

A detailed thread on that is at
http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=18825

In short, there's no guarantee that every new unit will be flawless, but your chances seem much better with the newer ones. I've been happy with mine for a couple of months.
by CraiginNJ
Sat Jul 02, 2005 6:01 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Scythe SCNJ-1000 Ninja vs. Zalman Reserator?
Replies: 0
Views: 1278

Scythe SCNJ-1000 Ninja vs. Zalman Reserator?

FYI -- I asked this question over in the general CPU Cooling forum, but it probably needs an opinion from people who have done CPU watercooling, so here's a crossreference to that post:

:arrow: http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=23304

Craig in NJ
by CraiginNJ
Thu Jun 30, 2005 6:20 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe SCNJ-1000 Ninja vs. Zalman Reserator?
Replies: 0
Views: 1004

Scythe SCNJ-1000 Ninja vs. Zalman Reserator?

The Scythe SCNJ-1000 Ninja looks like it'd be almost silent when a 120mm fan is used at something like 7v or even less. But how does it compare to Zalman Reserator (with its submersable pump)? Would the Reserator result in a noticably quieter PC system while keeping the CPU as cool or cooler? (If no...
by CraiginNJ
Mon May 30, 2005 12:00 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P180: A visual tour
Replies: 224
Views: 160886

FWIW, my thoughts on the case: 1. Excellent concept, some excellent ideas. 2. Especially like the flow-through ventilation compartment for the PSU (fanless PSU in my case) & drives with 120mm fan in the middle. 3. Not sure if the video card vent would be compatible with big fanless heatsinks on thei...
by CraiginNJ
Sat May 14, 2005 7:51 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec Phantom Users Poll
Replies: 211
Views: 256350

I hope so. I've been watching this thread and finally ordered one from buy.com the other day. It's installed now -- so far, so good. If I don't post here again, you can assume it's doing fine. FYI, serial # D050155..... The Good news: Finally got rid of that PS fan noise. The Bad news: Now my low no...
by CraiginNJ
Sat Jan 31, 2004 8:40 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fanless Heatpipe CPU Cooling System by FMAH
Replies: 80
Views: 54278

How about a heatsink the size of a case panel?

More pipes may be in the works, but it still appears to be limited by the cooling on the other side (the large heatsink). :idea: How about a big heatsink that covers much of the unused side of the PC box (right side when looking at the front of the PC)? There's lots of area there. A 1/2" (maybe 3/4...
by CraiginNJ
Fri Feb 14, 2003 9:43 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New 400 watt PSU from Zalman
Replies: 13
Views: 5155

It's announced . . . in Korean

The ZM400A-APF appears to have been announced:
http://www.zalman.co.kr/news/2003/20030212.htm
and the product page is at:
http://www.zalman.co.kr/product/zm400a-apf.htm
. . . if you speak Korean, that is. There's nothing on the English version of the web site yet.

Craig in NJ