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by toNka
Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:39 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Samsung PN58C6400 Plasma HDTV
Replies: 18
Views: 7671

Re: Samsung PN58C6400 Plasma HDTV

...the pro-plasma videophile point of view is too dismissive of the environmental deprivations, conflicts, wars, and suffering caused by our collective insatiable hunger for energy. Our recommendation is to pass by this plasma. So now we are going to blame Plasma TVs for all the worlds ills? With t...
by toNka
Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:22 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless i5-670 HTPC/File Server - getting below 20W idle?
Replies: 24
Views: 12902

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Nice, I like your style!
by toNka
Sat Oct 10, 2009 11:15 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silverstone Fortress FT01
Replies: 48
Views: 18872

I'm not running a dual gpu setup, but it's pretty powerful and I have no cooling issues what so ever. As far as the fans go, they are audible from the distance I am from the tower but they have a very smooth tone which easily falls in with my ambient white nice. Has anyone found better full size rep...
by toNka
Sun Sep 27, 2009 8:17 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silverstone Fortress FT01
Replies: 48
Views: 18872

Well, I got sick of the top fan filter and mod it so it actually works now.
Check out the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwyLXixAGgo
by toNka
Sun Sep 27, 2009 8:15 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Out with the old, in with the new...
Replies: 15
Views: 7617

Well, I got sick of the top fan filter and mod it so it actually works now.
Check out the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwyLXixAGgo
by toNka
Fri Jul 17, 2009 2:56 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Transform 'Cuda 7200.11 1.5tb into Velociraptor Killer
Replies: 78
Views: 54883

That's pretty cool!
Good bang for your buck.
But if you want to spend $$$, get a Vertex over a Velociraptor.
It's hard to beat <.1ms seek time.
by toNka
Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:16 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Out with the old, in with the new...
Replies: 15
Views: 7617

kopilu, I'm not sure about load temps, but at idle it sits at about 50C with the fan at 40%. http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n257/bot_tonka/GPUTempIdle.jpg Next time I plan on gaming for an hour or so, I will install ATi Tray Tool and get some temps at load for you. EDIT: Sorry, Windows 7 won't l...
by toNka
Thu Jul 16, 2009 10:06 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Out with the old, in with the new...
Replies: 15
Views: 7617

Generally, you'd be correct RoGuE, but with this motherboard and Speedfan 4.38, only Speed01 and Speed02 work. It says there is a Speed03, but changing it has no effect on the fans installed. Speedfan @ 100%: http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n257/bot_tonka/Speedfan100.png Speedfan @ 0%: http://i11...
by toNka
Wed Jul 15, 2009 1:31 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Out with the old, in with the new...
Replies: 15
Views: 7617

Okay, I've had this system for a while now so I feel it's time to give my impressions. Looks I love the looks of this case! It's simple and elegant. The only thing I don't like about the looks is the Silverstone logo on the front intake grille. But it's simple enough that it doesn't draw too much at...
by toNka
Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:37 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Out with the old, in with the new...
Replies: 15
Views: 7617

The side panels came with dampening on them already.
But the issue is resolved when the front fan comes down in RPM.

As for the SSD, I'm not worried about it, I just like to geek out and look at readings all day long.
by toNka
Mon Jul 13, 2009 3:13 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Out with the old, in with the new...
Replies: 15
Views: 7617

Got rid of the Velvita fan and got a Scythe 1200RPM. http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n257/bot_tonka/_IMG_18548.jpg Using Speedfan, the CPU fan is off 90% of the time. With that top fan blowing down on the HR01 at 700RPM the CPU idles at 34C. I keep the front fan at about 50% too (about 450RPM). I...
by toNka
Sat Jul 11, 2009 12:35 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silverstone Fortress FT01
Replies: 48
Views: 18872

by toNka
Fri Jul 10, 2009 6:49 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Out with the old, in with the new...
Replies: 15
Views: 7617

I just realized that the images went down.
Looks like imageshack was hacked.
I fixed the images... for now.
by toNka
Fri Jul 10, 2009 6:43 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Out with the old, in with the new...
Replies: 15
Views: 7617

CPU idles at 33C System idles at 40C. (I'm guessing system means north bridge) Noise level is a little higher than my old rig was, but not loud by any means. But on my old system I had every fan at 5v with a Zalman ZM-MFC1. Currently all my fans are running at 12v straight from the motherboard. So I...
by toNka
Fri Jul 10, 2009 1:03 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Out with the old, in with the new...
Replies: 15
Views: 7617

Out with the old, in with the new...

I just finished building my new computer. It's late so I'll just throw the specs real quick and add pictures tomorrow. Case: Silverstone Fortress FT01B-W PSU: Corsair HX620W Mobo: Gigabyte MA790XT-UD4P CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE Cooler: Thermalright HR-01X (w/ S Clip) Fan: Nexus 120mm Velvita Memo...
by toNka
Wed Jul 08, 2009 11:08 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: SuperBiiz (www.ewiz.com)
Replies: 0
Views: 672

SuperBiiz (www.ewiz.com)

I just recently bought the Sapphire 4890 Toxic from this website. The price was good, they're local so shipping was quick, but... When I got the item it had been previously opened. There was no shrink wrapping, the sticker on one side was broken, internal hardware was not sealed, etc. I have yet to ...
by toNka
Tue Jul 07, 2009 1:31 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja fits on AM2+?
Replies: 10
Views: 2899

But is it a Ninja (not supposed to be AM2 compatible) or Ninja RevB (sold as AM2 compatible)? Rev. B. Meant "an original Ninja rev. B," not any of the 2 or 3 variants released since 2006. The AM2 mounting clip is totally unlike socket 939, so there's no way that you can migrate an original Ninja fo...
by toNka
Tue Jul 07, 2009 12:00 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Heatsinks and AM2/+/3 rotation
Replies: 3
Views: 1266

This could be a very valuable thread. On a bi-directional heatsink (best heat sinks on SPCR) the ability to rotate it and socket position can be critical to performance. I just bought a new AM3 board and the socket is North/South. On a bi-directional cooler that means blowing heat up into your PSU o...
by toNka
Sat Mar 01, 2008 8:22 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My SOLO build
Replies: 75
Views: 52668

by toNka
Mon Feb 18, 2008 5:01 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My SOLO build
Replies: 75
Views: 52668

Re: My SOLO build

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Where can I download this wallpaper?!?!
by toNka
Thu Nov 08, 2007 5:54 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec MX-1: Actively Cooled External HDD Enclosure
Replies: 98
Views: 77170

Steve_Y wrote:Another option is slowing down the fan, but I'm not sure how to go about that, or whether the fan would still start at a lower voltage.
I've tried that already.
It just makes the same noise but a little lower and at a slower rate.
I think the only answer is a replacement fan.
by toNka
Thu Nov 08, 2007 12:47 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec MX-1: Actively Cooled External HDD Enclosure
Replies: 98
Views: 77170

I unplugged the fan and the idle temps remained the same. I did some navigating around the folders on the drive, no real changes. So I decided to run a defrag. After about 30minutes I achieved 48C. I plugged the fan back in and it dropped to 31C, took awhile though. Next test, what temps do I get de...
by toNka
Wed Nov 07, 2007 9:42 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Caviar GP 1 TB SATA Hard Drives (WD10EACS) spin speed
Replies: 28
Views: 9874

Well, here's some scans of my retail package: Front: http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/1621/frontmt5.jpg Right Side (16MB Cache): http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/7813/rightjq9.jpg Left Side (7200rpm): http://img210.imageshack.us/img210/2356/leftai0.jpg If those specs are incorrect, that's false ...
by toNka
Wed Nov 07, 2007 9:25 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec MX-1: Actively Cooled External HDD Enclosure
Replies: 98
Views: 77170

Ok, got mine installed.. 320 Seagate, connected to JMICRON eSata port on my P5B-Deluxe.. Its noisy ..not that loud, but louder than my actual machine .. drive seeks are fine, but the fan makes a very annoying noise .. i have the exact same setup as you, seagate 320 7200.10 to the eSata port on the ...
by toNka
Thu Oct 25, 2007 10:26 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Antec MX-1: eSata is not Sata
Replies: 19
Views: 11062

Make sure you have that newest driver. You'll know you have it because it will list any SATA drives you have as removable in the Safely Remove Hardware icon in you System Tray. Here's a screen shot for inspiration: http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/5510/esatanf3vl1.th.gif Don't let my WindowBlinds ...
by toNka
Thu Oct 18, 2007 4:55 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Antec MX-1: eSata is not Sata
Replies: 19
Views: 11062

For the record I just added a MX-1 with a WD 1TB to my system. XP Pro has no problems recognizing my drive on my NF3 mobo. I was a little concerned that my chipset was a little to old. I have the latest drivers, which are two years old, and everything works fine. For those wanting to know details, M...
by toNka
Wed Oct 17, 2007 2:01 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Antec MX-1: eSata is not Sata
Replies: 19
Views: 11062

Well, I know it is an additional cost but you could just buy a eSATA PCI card to solve your issue.
You can find them for about $20 or less.
by toNka
Sat Mar 03, 2007 10:23 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan stopping by itself...?!?!
Replies: 5
Views: 1885

I said FanMate but now I realize that is wrong.
FanMates are those little black boxes they give you with a lot of their coolers.
I have the Zalman ZM-MFC1.
http://www.zalman.co.kr/eng/product/vie ... 1&code=017
by toNka
Sat Mar 03, 2007 1:57 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan stopping by itself...?!?!
Replies: 5
Views: 1885

Oh, BTW, it's not a major threat.
The CPU runs fine fanless, just idles in the mid to upper 40s.
I prefer to have it where it belongs, low 30s.
But if I start doing something intensive it will hit 60+!
That's what scares me.
:shock:
by toNka
Sat Mar 03, 2007 1:54 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan stopping by itself...?!?!
Replies: 5
Views: 1885

Fan stopping by itself...?!?!

Okay, maybe someone has had this happen to them as well. I have some Nexus 120mm fans, you know, the ones that look like they are made of Velveeta. So I have one as an exhaust and one mounted at the front of my Ninja. I run them both through my Zalman FanMate. I don't put them on the knobs but on th...