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by puddnhead
Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:24 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fanless Power Supply PC Build Guide
Replies: 35
Views: 19937

Re: Fanless Power Supply PC Build Guide

Very thought provoking article. I'm considering putting a fanless PSU in my P150 (aka Antec Solo White) case, now that the stock Antec Neo HE 430 is finally creating issues for me after so many faithful years. One thing I'm confused about though is the discussion/picture of the "typical old school A...
by puddnhead
Tue Dec 28, 2010 2:23 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Apex MI-008: A Cheap Quiet mini-ITX Case?
Replies: 62
Views: 48080

Re:

I just finished this mod and turned an external USB IR receiver into an internal unit. It involved some soldering to extend the IR receiver module (that's the 3-pin device with dome shaped lens) and the status LED (a total of 4 wires - Vcc, Gnd, IR module signal out, and LED out), enlarging the hol...
by puddnhead
Wed Sep 08, 2010 6:27 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SpinPoint EcoGreen F4EG 2TB HD204UI/Z4
Replies: 121
Views: 128551

Why u trying to do this I have just bought One of these for my videos backup and using it with windows 7 will I be alright as I have a f3 as well which is a 2tb Are you asking why he's not trying to use it under Win7? It's because he has an existing NAS running Linux and he doesn't want to get a ne...
by puddnhead
Fri May 14, 2010 6:09 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Apex MI-008: A Cheap Quiet mini-ITX Case?
Replies: 62
Views: 48080

I just finished this mod and turned an external USB IR receiver into an internal unit. It involved some soldering to extend the IR receiver module (that's the 3-pin device with dome shaped lens) and the status LED (a total of 4 wires - Vcc, Gnd, IR module signal out, and LED out), enlarging the hol...
by puddnhead
Wed May 12, 2010 8:50 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: mini-ITX suggestions
Replies: 12
Views: 4148

Don't know if you've already moved past your planning stage, but if not the Rosewill RC-CIX-01 may be of interest: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147133 I'm eyeing it myself -- it has a PSU, but it is in the front, and removing it seems to give some actual usable space, plu...
by puddnhead
Tue Apr 27, 2010 12:37 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Recommended Hard Drives - a major revision
Replies: 73
Views: 82209

I agree. The "Recommended HDDs" section needs a major overhaul. In addition there are hard drives that really need a review, such as new Samsung F2Eco or the new Seagate 7200.12. I understand that it takes money, maybe some people will give these hard disk, if close enough to the SPCR's staff. Plea...
by puddnhead
Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:17 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD20EARS or WD20EADS? What about seagate's 2tb drive?
Replies: 60
Views: 106444

I don't know where you got this bizarre idea that I tool it personally. It helps if you don't just assume the worst. I guess it was from the fact you felt compelled to announce that you were not going to discuss anything with him any more. If that wasn't taking something personally, I'm not sure wh...
by puddnhead
Thu Mar 25, 2010 5:45 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD20EARS or WD20EADS? What about seagate's 2tb drive?
Replies: 60
Views: 106444

fjf is right, that is why I have stopped responding to whiic. He's just ranting off on some tangent now. He didn't call you an idiot, like you are making out. He didn't call you anything. He said people who don't do backups are idiots. Which is pretty much true (I would have chosen "fool" instead o...
by puddnhead
Wed Oct 08, 2008 12:38 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Gigabyte GA-MA74GM-S2: AMD 690G, Take 2
Replies: 65
Views: 33007

Interesting review of a product I did not know existed. But for the life of me I cannot figure out why you would ever look at buying this gigabyte 740g board for $65, where for $76 shipped (newegg) you can get the very highly acclaimed gigabyte 780g board (which also has HDMI and just about every ot...
by puddnhead
Mon May 05, 2008 12:35 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Tkpenalty's Silent/Quiet PCs
Replies: 17
Views: 8974

Re: Tkpenalty's Silent/Quiet PCs

-Xigmatek HDT S1283 - Running passive (on CPU) I realize this is 50 day old thread, but if OP is still around I have to ask? What did you mean when you wrote that? the pictures show a fan on the Xigmatek. I'm wondering because I'm trolling for ideas myself, somehow getting down to one 120mm fan ser...
by puddnhead
Sat Oct 20, 2007 1:11 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Mini Ninja review
Replies: 64
Views: 53364

Hi everyone. impressed by the review, this product is coming right at the good moment since I was looking for a compatible heatsink for Fusion case ! I am planning to use a E6750 on an Asus P5K-VM motherboard. Do you think this little Ninja will hold the overclock from 2.66 GHz to 3.4 GHz ? No fan ...
by puddnhead
Wed Oct 17, 2007 12:18 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Passive Scythe Ninja Mini on AMD X2 4800+ (65W)
Replies: 27
Views: 15782

The bottom line, imo, is that the question is moot. As long as you have one fan in there making some noise, whether you have a second fan making as little noise doesn't matter. There's no real perceived acoustic benefit to one versus two if both fans are really quiet -- the difference will easily b...
by puddnhead
Sun Oct 14, 2007 5:01 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: what´s the best passive heatsink right now?
Replies: 23
Views: 8369

as the Ninja has wider fin spacing which makes it better for LOW airflow It's not such precise: The Ultra-120 beat the Ninja at every voltage level except the lowest, where the two were equal it is a better passive heatsink. Very likely, or so I mean. Luca That thread you link has this very clear s...
by puddnhead
Sun Oct 14, 2007 4:49 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: New York Times Story on Quiet Computing
Replies: 20
Views: 24151

Someone did suggest doing another CPU power survey -- limiting it to just the lower power high efficiency devices, of which there are quite a few these days. This would be a compelling read.... I would find that interesting. If you do, consider including a section on "future directions & attraction...
by puddnhead
Fri Oct 12, 2007 5:40 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Hiper Media Center Barebones PC
Replies: 32
Views: 22959

Looks like Newegg might have paid attn to this discussion -- the price has just dropped to $359 & shipping is included. OK, at this price I would have seriously looked at it if it had been available earlier this year. It looks like from pics that the riser board is included, thank god. As I wrote e...
by puddnhead
Fri Oct 12, 2007 5:31 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: New York Times Story on Quiet Computing
Replies: 20
Views: 24151

The article may not be 100% accurate, but it is good enough to let the causal reader know there are alternatives, and where to learn about them, and when they come here they can be set straight.

Congrats Mike! I didn't realize this was your "day job" ... must be nice ;)
by puddnhead
Tue Oct 09, 2007 4:08 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Recent Samsung drive failure rates?
Replies: 51
Views: 23771

Don't know how much individual data points matter, but I've had a 160gb spinpoint for about 3 years, a 250gb for about 2 years, and a 500gb for one month, all as main drives, with no issues.
by puddnhead
Sat Oct 06, 2007 9:35 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Hiper Media Center Barebones PC
Replies: 32
Views: 22959

Third generation model is already available at Newegg. $400! That's too damn much for a barebones. By the time you add CPU, RAM, HD, and OS, you're up to what $700? Even more if you swap crappy PSU for a pico and brick. For that money, why not just buy a Mac Mini? Yeah, that struck me too, expecial...
by puddnhead
Thu Sep 27, 2007 12:18 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec customer support - all thumbs up!
Replies: 28
Views: 36767

theya re great (i understand) on part replacement, etc, customer support, but less so on technical customer support (e.g. the vfd driver issues on the Fusions)
by puddnhead
Mon Sep 24, 2007 7:22 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fanless PSU for fusion case?
Replies: 18
Views: 6040

No problem, glad I can help. I miss those little things all the time myself. Good luck!
by puddnhead
Fri Sep 21, 2007 10:54 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Scythe 120 mm S-FLEX fans on sale at Newegg
Replies: 10
Views: 4088

I ordered two of the very silent ones. It will be interesting to see how they compare to the Antec Tri-cools that I have in my case (on low). Thanks for the tip. You will be bery happy -- that's exactly what I did -- replaced TriCools. Only thing is you might not want slowest ones if you have tempe...
by puddnhead
Fri Sep 21, 2007 10:41 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Scythe 120 mm S-FLEX fans on sale at Newegg
Replies: 10
Views: 4088

Re: Scythe 120 mm S-FLEX fans on sale at Newegg

clalor wrote:I don't know how long the instant savings will last on these. They all appear to be in stock.
They've been at this price for at least 10 days, mine were delivered on Monday (although the E model was $9.99 too then). Don't know if that reassures or not.
by puddnhead
Fri Sep 21, 2007 5:46 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Lightweight CPU cooler
Replies: 6
Views: 2582

I just put Ninja mini in my fusion black case & 65w amd 3600+ x2 with the scythe sflex D (1260rpm) model fan (it's actually a case fan, but is so close to minja in the fusion that it might as well be CPU cooler -- see review on this site). I have the fan set up to be cpu temp controlled in bios, and...
by puddnhead
Thu Sep 20, 2007 2:50 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Mini Ninja review
Replies: 64
Views: 53364

OK, I finally got my Mini Ninja & Scythe SFLEX -D fans all in on Tuesday. My system now consists of an AM2 x2 3600+ 65w cpu (no over or underclocking) on an MSI K9AGM2 690g board using x1250 integrated graphics, with a passively cooled Ninja Mini (using arctic silver 3) in a Fusion Black with side f...
by puddnhead
Thu Sep 20, 2007 2:33 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Fusion v2 Silver Issues
Replies: 9
Views: 4720

OK, I finally got everything in Tuesday & took some measurements. My system now consists of an AM2 x2 3600+ 65w cpu (no over or underclocking) on an MSI K9AGM2 690g board using x1250 integrated graphics, with a passively cooled Ninja Mini in a Fusion Black (identical airflow to fusion v2?) with side...
by puddnhead
Mon Sep 17, 2007 2:31 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: building my first HTPC
Replies: 12
Views: 3876

I watch HD movies all the time and I don't have bluray or hddvd or HDCP or HDMI... 0_o Look, I know that not every last 1080p video in the world exists only on bluray or hddvd. But let's be realistic, any commercially produced 1080p movie is going to be released on those formats -- and only those f...
by puddnhead
Mon Sep 17, 2007 2:26 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Fusion v2 Silver Issues
Replies: 9
Views: 4720

I am using a mini ninja and tried using both 120mm fans as intake. Using the fans as intake created a high pitched whine due to air turbulence. I have since reversed the 120mm fans to exhausts and added a 80mm nexus CPU fan. The 80mm fan blows toward the 120mm so all the fans are moving air in the ...
by puddnhead
Fri Sep 14, 2007 1:16 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: building my first HTPC
Replies: 12
Views: 3876

Luminair wrote:2) You don't want/need HDCP unless you're playing bluray/hddvd
He said he wants to watch HD movies. that pretty much means he's gonna want bluray or dddvd. And also that some of your other points don't apply, such as not neeeding HDMI ...
by puddnhead
Fri Sep 14, 2007 1:11 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Albatron KI690-AM2: A Mini-ITX Motherboard For The Masses
Replies: 25
Views: 26853

Interesting read, thanks.

Yow, $260-$350. It sounded intriguing 'til then. Comparable micro-ATX AM2 690g boards with HDMI can be had for $70 or less, so they're charging a LOT for the form factor.

What kid of case would you put this in?
by puddnhead
Thu Sep 13, 2007 9:23 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: NB heatsink/fan is out of control!
Replies: 8
Views: 2895

I had an nforce 3.5 gigabyte board & also wanted to get rid of northbridge fan & had a similar problem. Only difference was it was AGP not PCIE, this was a few years ago :) Don't know if this helps you, but in my case the overlap was minor enough that I just broke maybe a half dozen of the fins on o...