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by RedSnapper
Tue Apr 24, 2007 3:03 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New System - NSK3400/4600+/8800gts - Opinions?
Replies: 6
Views: 2011

Cheers guys, looks like a thumbs up all round.

I guess I can stretch the £250 budget for the extra ram. :wink:
by RedSnapper
Tue Apr 24, 2007 12:29 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New System - NSK3400/4600+/8800gts - Opinions?
Replies: 6
Views: 2011

Thanks Erssa,

I'll see how I go with the tricool.

Hopefully antecs grommits have improved a bit as I can appreciate space will be a real issue with this case.

Any opinion on the ram, I've found cheap Elixir 6400 or Geil (4.4.4.12) 5300 for the same price?
by RedSnapper
Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:21 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New System - NSK3400/4600+/8800gts - Opinions?
Replies: 6
Views: 2011

New System - NSK3400/4600+/8800gts - Opinions?

I thought it might be time for an upgrade and, well, I could hardly part with my cash without consulting the spcr forum. I've come up with the following spec if anyone one would care to crtique it? I think I've covered the angles, but a second opinion would be appreciated. Maybe branded ram? Antec N...
by RedSnapper
Thu Jun 02, 2005 9:52 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Lian-Li case unveiled at Computex
Replies: 21
Views: 6584

At last someone's dared to use there imagination! However, if they had done it right it might look more like this (without the cone obviously):

www.melt2000.com/history/0003.html

(hmmm, sexy :oops: ).
by RedSnapper
Fri Apr 29, 2005 3:56 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Abit rebadged Radeon X700
Replies: 7
Views: 1982

Rebadged? I think all ATI cards are made by third parties. They just make the GPU and companies like Abit make the card. As all the cards are made to a basic design supplied by ATI they're all pretty much the same. Some may have higher stock speeds (pre-overclocked), better heatsinks and more memory...
by RedSnapper
Fri Apr 29, 2005 3:51 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: large case fan above the AGP slot?
Replies: 4
Views: 1597

The biggest prob I found with the silentpipe (6600gt in this case) is keeping the card itself cool, rather than the case. The case temps didn't really change much when moving up from a 9600. Pointing a low rpm fan at the card dropped the cards temps by 10c, it now idles at 50c. I guess it kind of de...
by RedSnapper
Fri Apr 29, 2005 3:26 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: What case is this?
Replies: 7
Views: 3049

aria.co.uk has them. Small and quite expensive if I remember.
by RedSnapper
Tue Apr 12, 2005 4:25 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Enabling Temp Sensor on 6600GT
Replies: 10
Views: 3752

In case anyone is interested, 6600gt Silentpipe has a flashing utility supplied with it. There's BIOS's available from the gigabyte website to download. Apparently, the F3 version has no temp monitor, but the older F2 has. :) Haven't tried it yet, as my card seems to have developed a fault :evil: . ...
by RedSnapper
Tue Apr 05, 2005 12:32 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: EDIT** Fan in an Fortron 350 (more confusion)
Replies: 6
Views: 1593

Next question (sorry to pester). I have the Fortron 350 PF version that runs at a slighty higher RPM on the controller than the non PF (according to SPCR posts). The fan is a Medium Ball Bearing Yate Loon at 70CFM/1600RPM. If the non PF runs its fan slower then I'm guessing I can put a slower fan in...
by RedSnapper
Mon Apr 04, 2005 5:51 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fanless 6600GT AGP is now a reality - Gigabyte GV-N66T128VP
Replies: 40
Views: 19440

Hehe, they phoned me up. Apparently they hadn't dispatched mine yet and are expecting the correct model tuesday/wednesday from gigabyte. They use next day delivery, so should be here before the weekend.
by RedSnapper
Mon Apr 04, 2005 10:24 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: EDIT** Fan in an Fortron 350 (more confusion)
Replies: 6
Views: 1593

Thanks for explaining that Aleksi! Probably took me longer to understand it than you to write it, but I've the gist of it now.
by RedSnapper
Mon Apr 04, 2005 8:12 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: EDIT** Fan in an Fortron 350 (more confusion)
Replies: 6
Views: 1593

No idea :shock: - I'm no spark :wink: It's just something I read (this forum I think). Someone mentioned that the Fortrons fan speed is regulated in a a way a diode wouldn't work. Maybe it reads the returning (negative) wire or something (something... being beyond my limited understanding)? EDIT : O...
by RedSnapper
Mon Apr 04, 2005 3:05 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: EDIT** Fan in an Fortron 350 (more confusion)
Replies: 6
Views: 1593

EDIT** Fan in an Fortron 350 (more confusion)

Hi, has anyone tryed a Antec Tricool 120mm in an Fortron 350 (currently has a ~70cfm Yate Loon ball bearing). My thinking is that I could run the Tricool on medium setting (and high or low for extreme conditions): 39 CFM (1200 rpm) 25 dBA 56 CFM (1600 rpm) 28 dBA 79 CFM (2000 rpm) 30 dBA What do you...
by RedSnapper
Mon Apr 04, 2005 2:26 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fanless 6600GT AGP is now a reality - Gigabyte GV-N66T128VP
Replies: 40
Views: 19440

Thanks mahkum2,

canceled my scan order and phoned fasttek to order, they were very helpfull!! :wink:
by RedSnapper
Sun Apr 03, 2005 4:38 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fanless 6600GT AGP is now a reality - Gigabyte GV-N66T128VP
Replies: 40
Views: 19440

bollocks, just ordered one from scan for £150 :? will have to cancel, cant let a £35 saving pass me by. :wink:

mahkum2, have u ordered from them, are thet reputable?
by RedSnapper
Thu Mar 31, 2005 4:11 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Need help with my slk300b and noise vibration
Replies: 7
Views: 2433

Yeah, the front panel, they are a bugger to remove/fasten. As for the CDROM rails, as BigDonut said, just screw them to the drives then slide them in from the front, they clip in. If I remember the flat side goes against the drive, towards the bottom of the drive. I'm guessing you worked out the har...
by RedSnapper
Wed Mar 30, 2005 5:05 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Need help with my slk300b and noise vibration
Replies: 7
Views: 2433

Maybe try some bits of foam between metal case and panel. If your hand can dampen it, then maybe tightly squeezed foam will (obviously avoiding air intakes).
by RedSnapper
Thu Mar 24, 2005 8:21 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: finishing build my computer...have a few questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1460

I'm no expert, but those temps and volt ratings look pretty dam good to me. NB is the North Bridge, a little chip that takes care of USB, SATA, Sound and things like that. From a noise perspective you might want to look at the NB fan as 8000rpm is huge :shock: . There are posts around that should gi...
by RedSnapper
Tue Mar 22, 2005 3:03 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HD Sleep v1.55
Replies: 2
Views: 1476

Seems the software is past it's trial period (ie. it wont work) and the creators website url has expired :? so if anyone has a working code do post! (admins permitting that is).
by RedSnapper
Tue Mar 22, 2005 2:10 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HD Sleep v1.55
Replies: 2
Views: 1476

:D Just what I was looking for! Anyone tryed it yet, or am I going to have to risk destroying my work PC to find out? hehe.
by RedSnapper
Mon Mar 21, 2005 6:06 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: SLK3000B
Replies: 16
Views: 4716

Quite an interesting post. I suspect your harddrive is probably the culprit, without decoupling my Seagate produces and very low frequency hum in my 3000b, I can hear it from anywhere in the house, it's freaky. Also, my Maxtor produces a headache inducing whine. It's fine during the day when it's dr...
by RedSnapper
Mon Mar 14, 2005 11:53 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quite webdev rig (the next step..)
Replies: 3
Views: 1241

I think I'm starting to understand the thermo now... moving it won't lower the starting speed, it'll just prevent it from ramping as much (which it doesn't seem to be doing anyway). Regarding a replacement fan I'm a bit concerned a lower CFM fan might cause overheating. I think the Fortron's Yate Lo...
by RedSnapper
Mon Mar 14, 2005 9:18 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quite webdev rig (the next step..)
Replies: 3
Views: 1241

Quite webdev rig (the next step..)

First, big thanks to SPCR for the wealth of knowledge! Recently silenced, pixel pushin' workhorse... Antec SLK3000B All holes open. Blocking semmed to do little for accousics and raised case temps. Maxtor HD Antec grommits worked ok in bottom shelf, some vibration. Mounted with elastic string, secur...
by RedSnapper
Fri Mar 11, 2005 5:45 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Please help, buzz coil noise / high pitched noise with mobo
Replies: 5
Views: 3789

Probably sounds crazy, but if you can identify the offending component in your PSU, some people drip hot wax over them, to seal them in kind of thing. I'd do a search on google first before trying though, whatever you do don't take my word for it.
by RedSnapper
Wed Mar 09, 2005 6:16 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: How can I get my 6800 GT to report temp and fan speed 2 MBM5
Replies: 6
Views: 1805

Does you card report temps in the nVidia control panel? If not you might have to flash your card with a BIOS that does. My only experience of MBM is that if the sensor is in the setting panel then you can read it.

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by RedSnapper
Tue Mar 08, 2005 3:10 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: My SLK3000B experience thus far
Replies: 31
Views: 12216

Not sure where to get EARs in the UK, but you might want to try mounting your HD (if there's only one) in the bottom most tray. This seemed to reduce side panel vibration quite a bit.
by RedSnapper
Thu Mar 03, 2005 2:39 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon 9600xt -- passive mod successful
Replies: 11
Views: 6699

Think most (if not all) 6600gt have a component/composit/svid out dongle, and with onboard video processing so PQ should be very good. I read the BFGs are very noteworthy, if it's HTPC your thinking.
by RedSnapper
Thu Mar 03, 2005 1:56 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Turning off a hard drive?
Replies: 15
Views: 4018

Thanks guys, I did actually find a previous post after a bit of creative word searching. Shame nobody has come up with a bit of software for doing this. :cry: would be dead handy.
by RedSnapper
Wed Mar 02, 2005 6:22 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Turning off a hard drive?
Replies: 15
Views: 4018

So no then. :roll:
by RedSnapper
Wed Mar 02, 2005 5:01 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Turning off a hard drive?
Replies: 15
Views: 4018

Turning off a hard drive?

Anyone seen a solution that can power down a HD that isn't in use?

Power management will power down all drives if the system is idle, but what about just powering down a single backup drive that you only need once in a while?