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by tabbal
Sun Nov 19, 2006 9:40 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P180b: PLASTIC? WTF?!?
Replies: 17
Views: 7549

nutball wrote:
shagbark wrote:Heat doesn't get dispended by the enclosure, only by the air that's blown out of the case. It doesn't matter what material it is made of!
SORRY... Metal plays a major role dissipating heat.... NOT JUST BLOWN AIR.
by tabbal
Mon Jul 11, 2005 9:24 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic Sizing question
Replies: 9
Views: 2374

Rusty, why a 430? From your rough wattage math you only come up to 216 watts.. Why not go with a 330w S12 as a choice instead? It's cheaper, and you can potentially benefit from a higher efficiency curve. I agree! I have about the same configuration load; and a Seasonic S12-330 - and it is more tha...
by tabbal
Mon May 30, 2005 4:12 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD Elastic Suspension... Show your pics!
Replies: 446
Views: 945353

http://stef.mili.pl/foto/computer/drive_suspension_2.jpg It's my suspension, since a few hours. Hard work, I don't think it get so much time to buid this. Based on EndoSteel's project and some elastic suspension. Now I know that success depend on good project and even better tools :) Very ingenious...
by tabbal
Mon May 23, 2005 6:37 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic S12-500 & 600
Replies: 99
Views: 73950

Edward Ng wrote:So good I just ordered one from NewEgg. :)
They may not be in the retail/distribution channels yet!
They still show the old packaging! not the new one with the new stickers!
by tabbal
Sun May 15, 2005 8:46 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: SeaSonic S12-430 has a 20 pin connector?
Replies: 12
Views: 2928

preti9cboi wrote:... How much power do you think is good enough. What about 380?
Here you can see what you can run on a 300W psu:
http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=3075
by tabbal
Sun May 15, 2005 5:03 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: SeaSonic S12-430 has a 20 pin connector?
Replies: 12
Views: 2928

I believe the x800xl recommends a 300 w psu so i just wanted to make sure i had a psu with enough power. ...Maybe one or two more things? But do you really believe that is overkill? How much power do you think is good enough. What about 380? I also wanna keep this psu for a while so i wouldnt have ...
by tabbal
Sat May 14, 2005 6:15 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: SeaSonic S12-430 has a 20 pin connector?
Replies: 12
Views: 2928

Re: SeaSonic S12-430 has a 20 pin connector?

SeaSonic S12-430 ATX12V 430W MSI RS480M2-IL Socket 939 I am trying to decide between these two motherboards with that powersupply. My concern came in when i read the reviews for the Chaintech. Someone stated i needed a 20 pin power PSU and i'm not sure how to tell if that PSU has 20 pins Any help w...
by tabbal
Mon May 09, 2005 4:39 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Foxconn NF4K8MC-ERS (mAtx, 939)
Replies: 58
Views: 48245

any of you guys with the ati chipset.. can u give any idea of how hot the southbridge, 'northbridge'(or whatever u call it now?) etc run on these boards? (compared to a nf4 if u have experience of both) Mine doesn't get too hot at all (MSI RS480M2-IL)... it is passively cooled... no fans North or S...
by tabbal
Sun May 08, 2005 5:06 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: RS480M2-IL now has BIOS fancontrol
Replies: 14
Views: 5174

>...used Everesthome_build_0283 and SpeedFan 4.22 at the same time and then my cpu fan and my case fan just turn off when I close up one or the other program... >...be careful if you use Everesthome_build_0283 >I have found that it will shut any fan connected to the motherboard off when exiting the ...
by tabbal
Sun May 01, 2005 2:34 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: S12-380 enough wattage for my setup?
Replies: 10
Views: 2425

Re: S12-380 enough wattage for my setup?

http://www.hwlogic.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Reviews&file=index&req=showcontent&id=4&page=1 Kinda sketchy review but the conclusions have me worrying a bit that the S12-380 Not much of a review to tell the truth... From what I understand about power supplies... to be really efficient it has t...
by tabbal
Sat Apr 30, 2005 6:01 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Help! Cant find any s12's :(
Replies: 4
Views: 1609

Re: Help! Cant find any s12's :(

ckamc wrote:...if anyone see's an s12 being sold here in the states please link me I need to do an upgrade soon!
http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewto ... 3&start=60
by tabbal
Fri Apr 29, 2005 6:53 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: aluminum case - any hope of quieting?
Replies: 9
Views: 4178

Re: aluminum case - any hope of quieting?

I have a CoolerMaster ATC aluminum case (I believe the exact model number is ATC-201 or similar to that). There is a "buzz" sound eminating from it... After all of this, that annoying buzz is still there... I think the main problem is the aluminum case;... My last resort would be buying a new case ...
by tabbal
Fri Apr 29, 2005 5:15 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic S12-430: Beyond the Super Tornado
Replies: 200
Views: 181316

SEASONICS at Low Prices

I was looking to buy a Seasonic S12-330 from Newegg ... but they don't seem to carry it anymore. So I looked around and found this new place which carries most of the S12 sizes... at unbelievable prices: S12-430 $83/ 380w $62/ 330w $50... They just started selling Seasonic. $8.75 shipping by Ground ...
by tabbal
Wed Apr 27, 2005 4:20 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: newbie tries to build silent and stable system
Replies: 16
Views: 4402

What I did is to buy a 3700 BQE and sell the PSU on eBay for $25.00 (someone snapped it up right away at that buy-it-now price--I also threw in the Antec Case Fan). I was pleasantly surprised with mine... because both items work flawlessly and silently... sofar! The fan can be slightly heard trashi...
by tabbal
Wed Apr 27, 2005 12:13 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: newbie tries to build silent and stable system
Replies: 16
Views: 4402

Re: sorry

oops, ... i had meant the coolermaster wavemaster, same questions apply about tamptek (expecially b/c its alluminum) . If you go with that one you will be very sorry in no time! A year ago I spent $160 on that piece of crap for my P4 3.00c ghz and Gigabyte 8knxp... and it didn't take me long to rea...
by tabbal
Mon Apr 25, 2005 1:34 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: What's the fastest passively cooled card available?
Replies: 24
Views: 8157

Re: What's the fastest passively cooled card available?

Hi, I'm about to build a new system for my freshman year in college. What is the fastest card I can get that is passively cooled or capable of being cooled passively with additional aftermarket products? I will not be gaming or be doing any special graphics, but I don't want a slouch of a card. It ...
by tabbal
Sun Apr 24, 2005 6:02 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Mounting Harddrives at odd angles
Replies: 133
Views: 269035

Re: Mounting Harddrives at odd angles

xilencer wrote: ...
What a waste of space!
by tabbal
Tue Apr 19, 2005 7:48 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Foam/Sponge touching drive electronics = bad?
Replies: 11
Views: 2929

I simply put the drive upside down. Now nothing touches the electronics. Since the bottom of a drive is hotter than the top, it cools better too. This is an immensly poor idea - in many cases manufacturers specify the orientation of drives and the specs I have read said all possible ways of mountin...
by tabbal
Mon Apr 18, 2005 6:03 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: whats the best way to clean your cpu HSF from dust!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 3818

I have a 3year+ old PC which was never cleaned. I took it outside... laid it in its side ... removed the side and used a yard blower! You should see the dust which came out from everywhere... It was very quick and efficient! I kept a small distance from the PC : about 2 feet'. It is still working, w...
by tabbal
Sun Apr 17, 2005 3:54 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: PSU Fundamentals & Recommendations
Replies: 200
Views: 176986

As promised in the thrread SPCR Ratings , the PSU numeric ranking system has been revised, and each and every PSU on the list has been assigned new values in the context of the new system. http://www.silentpcreview.com/article28-page6.html Mike, I hope you are guessing right about : "Seasonic S12-3...
by tabbal
Fri Apr 15, 2005 12:31 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate 7200.8, Samsung Spinpoint or Maxtor DM10?
Replies: 14
Views: 4906

There are super quiet versions of the 7200.7's out there, if you can I.D. them, but it looks like PC Pro got the not so quiet version. As far as I'm concerned, Seagate are in a different league when it comes to reliability record, with Maxtor near the bottom of the league. That is exactly how I fee...
by tabbal
Wed Apr 13, 2005 2:18 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: CrystalCPUID: User Configurable Cool 'n' Quiet
Replies: 106
Views: 84696

Is there any advantage to use it with a Winchester 3000+, which has a relatively low Thermal Design Power of 60 Watts?
by tabbal
Tue Apr 12, 2005 9:34 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: CrystalCPUID: User Configurable Cool 'n' Quiet
Replies: 106
Views: 84696

ATI chipset compatibility?

Will it work with MSI Mother Board with ATI chipset?
Is it compatible with MSI: RS480M2 (MS-7093)?
by tabbal
Sat Mar 26, 2005 10:46 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec SLK3000B: Minimalist Midtower for Quiet PC
Replies: 233
Views: 180496

Does anybody know if the case (3000B) will have the proper mounts for mATX board. (9.6" * 9.6"). Mounting Hole Locations are different from ATX Form. Can anybody tell how many holes there are total for mounting mobo? Thanks! I am considering MSI - RS480M2-IL ( 9.60 in.(L) x 9.60 in.(W); Micro- ATX •...
by tabbal
Wed Mar 23, 2005 6:13 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Be careful of ASUS 9600XT/TVD
Replies: 3
Views: 2114

Asus 9600xt... warning

I would stay away from ASUS 9600xt as well as any of their products.
I have an 9600xt and it gets hot and noisy...
I contacted ASUS but no asnswer after 2weeks.
It tells you the direction this "Company" is taking!
As for me I am crossing out that name from my shopping list from now on. PERIOD!
by tabbal
Sat Mar 19, 2005 8:41 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic S12-430: Beyond the Super Tornado
Replies: 200
Views: 181316

Seasonic S12-430: Beyond the Super Tornado

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Do you mean 2005?
by tabbal
Fri Mar 18, 2005 6:18 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec SLK3000B: Minimalist Midtower for Quiet PC
Replies: 233
Views: 180496

Re: Photo of my SLK3000B with 120mm fan holes in front

As to what's in the case, see my signature. . My fault... I didn't see that. Thanks again for the answers, Lee! I am thinking of building a similar pc: DFI like yours (or the SLI because I heard that the packaging of the Ultra is terrible and many arrive broken). Any problem getting it to boot afte...
by tabbal
Thu Mar 17, 2005 10:37 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec SLK3000B: Minimalist Midtower for Quiet PC
Replies: 233
Views: 180496

Re: Photo of my SLK3000B with 120mm fan holes in front

Yes, the middle set of holes is a perfect fit for a 120mm fan. I am currently running without the front fan and will add it if the SpinPoints need extra cooling. Thanks Lee! You are running it on 1 fan now? How is the temp? Noise level? if you don't mind... what do you have in the case? and how do y...
by tabbal
Thu Mar 17, 2005 3:18 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec SLK3000B: Minimalist Midtower for Quiet PC
Replies: 233
Views: 180496

The front of my 3000B has three sets of holes in the steel. The middle set is perfect for a 120mm fan (I tried a D12SM-12). If I look at the photo in the review, it is missing the middle set my 3000B has. It would seem that Antec has fixed this shortcoming. I bought mine about 3 weeks ago from ZipZ...
by tabbal
Thu Mar 17, 2005 11:35 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec SLK3000B: Minimalist Midtower for Quiet PC
Replies: 233
Views: 180496

To the VENDOR Rep who pops in his head from time to time to defend ANTEC, I have a question:

DID you fix the FRONT FAN MOUNT for a fan to fit properly?

The holes do not align with a 120mm fan in the 3000. :shock: