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by carl
Sat Jan 09, 2010 11:22 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Need help choosing HSF
Replies: 2
Views: 722

Thanks for the reply! The case is almost 7 1/2" wide, according to my ruler. The Ninja looks like close to 160mm in height with the fan on, and the HR-01 is about the same -- do you think 160mm will fit in the case? If so, that would give me a lot of options. I'm a little worried about the Ninja's s...
by carl
Fri Jan 08, 2010 2:21 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Need help choosing HSF
Replies: 2
Views: 722

Need help choosing HSF

Hello all. I'm looking at upgrading my current system -- getting a new mobo, CPU, & RAM (I'd like to keep the case and PSU that I am using). It's been a while since I shopped for parts, and it looks like tower-style CPU coolers (like the Coolermaster 212) are preferred these days. I'd be happy to ge...
by carl
Tue Apr 26, 2005 9:04 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: About to buy -- need sanity check :-)
Replies: 37
Views: 11689

Sorry to hear about the non-functioning port. Do you have the latest ASUS drivers downloaded? There are a lot of posts on this mobo in the anandtech forums - maybe the answer is there. It's been a while since I posted, but wanted to let people know that I resolved the problem of the ethernet port. ...
by carl
Fri Apr 08, 2005 12:20 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: About to buy -- need sanity check :-)
Replies: 37
Views: 11689

But now one of my ethernet ports isn't working (the nVidia one, not the Marvell one). I'm not sure how to fix this. When I try to re-install the drivers, the installer freezes up partway though. Apparently you can only install them once :-) . I've e-mailed Asus about it (as nVidia doesn't give tech...
by carl
Fri Apr 01, 2005 9:42 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: About to buy -- need sanity check :-)
Replies: 37
Views: 11689

more...

I'm updating this thread mostly for people that might search the forum at a later date. Just a couple of things: I updated the motherboard BIOS to version 1006 and then started getting annoying warnings at boot time about the CHIP fan and CPU fan not working or performing below a given threshold. It...
by carl
Tue Mar 29, 2005 9:18 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung drive noise normal?
Replies: 9
Views: 2752

ok

Well, I unmounted the drive and put it on a piece of foam, and the drive is much quieter, though not inaudible. I then ran HUTIL, and set the AAM to quiet mode. This made a difference; not inaudible, but very acceptable. When I remounted the drive and put it back into the case, the noise level went ...
by carl
Tue Mar 29, 2005 4:31 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung drive noise normal?
Replies: 9
Views: 2752

My "large" collection (of two :) ) samsung drives are both quiet (one JVC one NIDEC motor) wrt motor but both exhibit significant vibration. As I've got them both suspended, vibrations are not a problem for me. From your description, I gather you've hardmounted (even with grommets that's still a ha...
by carl
Tue Mar 29, 2005 1:10 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung drive noise normal?
Replies: 9
Views: 2752

hd

I'll download HUTIL tonight and try the AAM setting. I'm not sure why I didn't see this when I did forum archive searches. Doh! As for how it is mounted, I'm not sure how to describe it (I'm pretty untechnical about building PCs). I have an Evercase 4252, and inside of it, there are a number of slot...
by carl
Tue Mar 29, 2005 9:48 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: About to buy -- need sanity check :-)
Replies: 37
Views: 11689

system done (sorta)

Sorry for the delay in posting this; there was a mixup with the video card (I was sent the model with the fan instead of the passively cooled one) which was very frustrating. But the system is now together and, as far as I can tell, is working fine. For the most part, the it's very quiet. It's not c...
by carl
Tue Mar 29, 2005 7:37 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung drive noise normal?
Replies: 9
Views: 2752

Samsung drive noise normal?

Hey all. I just put a system together, with much help from folks here. Based on recommendations here at SPCR, I chose a Samsung SP1604N hard drive. At idle, the drive is great, I can't hear it. However, when writing to the disk (for example, installing Windows XP SP2), it's definitely audible. I can...
by carl
Wed Mar 16, 2005 9:05 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Newbie cooling questions
Replies: 3
Views: 1994

thanks

Great, thanks! I just ordered everything, so I should be building it next week!

Carl
by carl
Tue Mar 15, 2005 5:03 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: About to buy -- need sanity check :-)
Replies: 37
Views: 11689

Let us know how it went. I am personally interested because your system is very similar to the one I intend to build. Will do! It might not be until next week, depending on when the stuff gets here and when I have time to try putting it together. If you're curious, the final system specs were: CPU:...
by carl
Tue Mar 15, 2005 1:39 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: About to buy -- need sanity check :-)
Replies: 37
Views: 11689

ordered today...

I wanted to say thanks to all those who gave me advice; I ordered my system today.

Now the waiting beings... :-)

Carl
by carl
Tue Mar 15, 2005 1:35 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12-430 in stock @ Newegg
Replies: 44
Views: 12863

in stock again

I just ordered one from newegg; they're back, at least for a little while. :-)
by carl
Mon Mar 14, 2005 2:38 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: About to buy -- need sanity check :-)
Replies: 37
Views: 11689

That case can take an intake fan - so another Nexus 120 on the intake, blowing over the suspended harddrive and into the passive northbridge and video cards will be helpful. Though the case says its set for an 80MM intake fan, the pictures suggest a larger 120 mm fan will also fit. I just ordered t...
by carl
Mon Mar 14, 2005 9:50 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Newbie cooling questions
Replies: 3
Views: 1994

Newbie cooling questions

Hello all. I'm about ready to buy a system; with help from many people here I narrowed the specs down and it's going to look like this: CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3000+ 1.8GHz, 512KB L2 Cache 939-Pin 64-bit Processor Mobo: ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe CPU Heatsink: Thermalright Heatsink XP-120 Case: EverCase ATX Mid...
by carl
Sun Mar 13, 2005 5:01 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: About to buy -- need sanity check :-)
Replies: 37
Views: 11689

You can replace the chipset fan after the system is set up, but be advised that you will need to remove the motherboard so it will be a lot of hassle. Just a word to the wise. (should have put this in my last reply...) Can you tell me one thing about your system: how are you planning on keeping eve...
by carl
Sun Mar 13, 2005 4:52 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: About to buy -- need sanity check :-)
Replies: 37
Views: 11689

You can replace the chipset fan after the system is set up, but be advised that you will need to remove the motherboard so it will be a lot of hassle. Just a word to the wise. Aw, crud. Yet another assumption of mine is bad lol. I figured I could do it while it was in the case. Maybe I'll get the h...
by carl
Sun Mar 13, 2005 4:41 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: About to buy -- need sanity check :-)
Replies: 37
Views: 11689

Re: Radeon 9700 is AGP

Carl, Unless I'm mistaken, the 9700 series are all AGP cards - so you can't use them on a PCI-e board! Passively cooled PCI-e Radeon cards are harder to come by, I believe. Kryten I think you are right. I went and looked and the card I was considering is indeed AGP. I'm not used to this idea of PCI...
by carl
Sun Mar 13, 2005 4:38 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: About to buy -- need sanity check :-)
Replies: 37
Views: 11689

You can check out this passively-cooled 6600GT http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=322263 The benefit of going with this Gigabyte card is that you wont void the warranty since it comes passively cooled (and overclocked) by the manufacturer. I'm probably going to go with the ...
by carl
Sun Mar 13, 2005 9:45 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: About to buy -- need sanity check :-)
Replies: 37
Views: 11689

thanks

Thanks for the pics! I'm now thinking of going with a passive cooling solution (I keep changing my mind). I've been thinking about it, and I don't really do a lot of gaming at home (I use my work machine for gaming after-hours, which has a Radeon 9800). So maybe I'll go with a cheaper video card, li...
by carl
Sun Mar 13, 2005 8:18 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: About to buy -- need sanity check :-)
Replies: 37
Views: 11689

Well Carl, I have the Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe board, A Geforce 6600GT, a Zalman ZM80D-HP passive cooler for the graphics card an NB47J passive cooler for the chipset. As it happens, I'm going to try and fit them this afternoon, so I'll let you know. :) Excellent! :-) I look forward to it. Could you let...
by carl
Sat Mar 12, 2005 4:12 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: About to buy -- need sanity check :-)
Replies: 37
Views: 11689

Don't ever use NewEgg reviews for anything. NewEgg openly states that their reviews are biased. People here have noted that their negative reviews mysteriously disappear. Thanks for the warning. I'm used to sites like Amazon that tend to let negative reviews stand. I'm going to do some more researc...
by carl
Sat Mar 12, 2005 4:11 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: About to buy -- need sanity check :-)
Replies: 37
Views: 11689

Carl, The chipset is the bit that "does the rest" on the motherboard - storage controllers, expansion slot control, control any onboard devices like sound, networking etc. On the board you first mentioned, it is directly to the left of the CPU socket in this photo - the silver thing with a fan in i...
by carl
Sat Mar 12, 2005 4:07 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: About to buy -- need sanity check :-)
Replies: 37
Views: 11689

The K8T890 chipset runs much cooler than the NF4 judging by what i have read, and it seems all boards except the asus has passive heatsink as standard. So i would say its perfetly safe to replace teh noisy fan with a NB47J. Now I'm thinking of going with the nVidia chipset, based on what Kryten wro...
by carl
Sat Mar 12, 2005 10:44 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: About to buy -- need sanity check :-)
Replies: 37
Views: 11689

Re: Compatibility issues

Hi Carl, According to this German site , you may have a hard time getting your Geforce to run on that MoBo. I've also had a look at that board, but at the mo I'm more inclined to getting the ASUS A8N SLI Deluxe for reasons discussed in my post . Cheers, Kryten Ah, this is a big help. I checked Ther...
by carl
Sat Mar 12, 2005 10:37 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: About to buy -- need sanity check :-)
Replies: 37
Views: 11689

reply

I checked out the 3000+ on Newegg, and the price difference is about $40, so maybe I should put that money into the 6600GT and get the better video card. The one I'm looking at: Chaintech nVIDIA GeForce 6600GT Video Card, 128MB DDR3, 128-Bit, TV-Out/DVI, PCI-Express, Model "SE6600G" I've never heard...
by carl
Sat Mar 12, 2005 8:02 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: About to buy -- need sanity check :-)
Replies: 37
Views: 11689

About to buy -- need sanity check :-)

Hello all. I've been researching the articles at this site and have gotten help from several friendly people here already. I think I'm ready to buy my new system, but I'm hoping to get one last sanity check before plunking down a wad of cash on it. Here it is: - CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3200+ 2.0GHz, 512K...