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by pcweltz
Fri Aug 18, 2006 11:46 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: RMA'ed a questionable Phantom 350, they offered alternative
Replies: 6
Views: 2549

Is that the vendor offering you that? you'd be better off RMA'ing it directly to Antec.
by pcweltz
Fri Aug 18, 2006 11:45 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrading to Conroe C2D, do I need to reinstall Windows?
Replies: 21
Views: 6235

Should work fine.....I ported my windows install from a Nforce/AMD X2 config to a P5W DH/X6800 with no problems. I would highly recommend flashing to the current 1101 P5W DH BIOS with your 670 prior to installing the C2D....there are still people having posting issues with BIOS versions older than 9...
by pcweltz
Mon Aug 07, 2006 1:13 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec TruePower Trio psu
Replies: 6
Views: 2707

After RMA adventures with my rev 1 Phantom 300 and my rev 1 NeoHE 550, I think I'll wait 6 months or so before even considering one of the Trios
by pcweltz
Thu Aug 03, 2006 8:27 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec TruePower Trio psu
Replies: 6
Views: 2707

That UL doc also has specs for a NeoHE 650......I wonder if that's a new product, or a NeoHE variant that never made it to market.
by pcweltz
Tue Jul 25, 2006 11:05 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 is now for sale.
Replies: 28
Views: 11517

PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 is now for sale.

Crappy metallic copper color.....looks like a Seasonic OEM like the NeoHE's......3% regulation instead of the 1% regulation of the Etasis & Zippy OEM'd models. Operating Range: 90-264 VAC .99 power factor Frequency: 47-63Hz Current: 12A Efficiency: 83% EMI: FCC-B, CE DC Output Output: +5V @ 30A +12V...
by pcweltz
Wed Jul 19, 2006 12:25 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: nMedia Icetank: More than a Cute Name?
Replies: 6
Views: 6007

That looks a heck of a lot like a Zalman CNPS8000.
by pcweltz
Wed Jul 19, 2006 10:54 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Enhance ENP-5140GH and ENP-5150GH
Replies: 4
Views: 2939

Enhance ENP-5140GH and ENP-5150GH

Anybody used either of these two power supplies? They are 80plus certified ATX 2.2's. I haven't been aby to track down a review on either model.
by pcweltz
Mon Jul 03, 2006 6:08 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610 is available now
Replies: 4
Views: 1653

PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610 is available now

49 amp +12 single rail, rated at 83% efficiency (no load level given). Only a 3 year warranty and 3% regulation, most PCP&C products are 5 year and 1%. $159 plus shipping Output: +5V @ 30A +12V @ 49A -12V @ 0.8A +3.3V @ 24A +5VSB @ 3A continuous = 610W peak = 670W Regulation: 3% (+3.3V, +5V, +12V) 5...
by pcweltz
Fri Jun 30, 2006 11:33 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Still issues with Antec Phantom 500 and ASUS mainboards?
Replies: 5
Views: 2340

Yes, the fan does come on during peak loads but it is drowned out by the Arctic Cooling Accelero on my X1900XTX. If you have a passively cooled video card, you might be able to hear it.
by pcweltz
Thu Jun 29, 2006 5:57 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Still issues with Antec Phantom 500 and ASUS mainboards?
Replies: 5
Views: 2340

I know the NeoHE's have issues with some Asus boards, but I'd never heard of any issues with the Phantom 500. I've been using an A8N32-SLI with a rev1 Phantom 500 since last fall....I've never had any issues of any kind. BUT... it is a pain in the butt to fit a Phantom 500 in the bottom of a early m...
by pcweltz
Mon Jun 19, 2006 6:49 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec NSK6500 available now
Replies: 9
Views: 6412

Antec NSK6500 available now

It's buyable through the Antec store, and a couple other e-tailers have it in stock as well.....should be hitting Newegg & ZipZoomFly soon.
by pcweltz
Wed Jun 14, 2006 6:10 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: IstarUSA 10000B-L
Replies: 2
Views: 1299

Bought one and answered my own question. The frame is solid, has a fairly open rear fan grill, has rubber-mount HDD trays and a decent quality motheroard tray. But the bezel is crap......cheap bendy plastic, a NON-REMOVABLE foam filter sandwiched between a restrictive plastic grill and a piece of wi...
by pcweltz
Tue Jun 13, 2006 10:10 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: IstarUSA 10000B-L
Replies: 2
Views: 1299

IstarUSA 10000B-L

anyone have an opinion on this EATX case? it looks vaguely like a giant Coolcases D8000 on the inside, but the outside resembles a Chieftec or ChenMing case.

pics at:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6811165013
by pcweltz
Fri Jun 02, 2006 6:54 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fong Kai FK330's available again
Replies: 1
Views: 1189

Fong Kai FK330's available again

I've always had a soft spot for this case....I'm on my second one. They are for sale on Newegg under the Dynapower brand, this is the EATX version with 4 internal 3.5's and 2 5.25 bays. This case is a tank, the steel is super thick. $72.99 plus shipping DYNAPOWER F3323 Black/Silver Steel Server Case...
by pcweltz
Tue Jan 17, 2006 11:02 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Latest Thermaltake cheap copy, the RX Series
Replies: 11
Views: 3442

Latest Thermaltake cheap copy, the RX Series

http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/product/c ... -p0295.asp


Blatant ripoff of the Arctic cooling Frameless fans....with no heatpipes so I'm sure performance will suffer.
by pcweltz
Tue Dec 20, 2005 1:00 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: LOUD Dell needs help
Replies: 7
Views: 2604

Dell uses a non-standard wiring config for their power supplies anyway......PC Power and Cooling makes replacements that will work; standard Seasonics and the like will not.
by pcweltz
Mon Dec 19, 2005 8:31 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: AMD 4800+ temps in P180 - are they "good" or not?
Replies: 13
Views: 3589

Tcase Max on the 4800+ is only 59C, so be careful.
by pcweltz
Thu Dec 15, 2005 9:44 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asus A8N32-SLi Deluxe: more passive cooling
Replies: 3
Views: 2099

They are shipping it standard with the board......mine came with it, anyway.
by pcweltz
Wed Dec 14, 2005 1:01 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: A8N32-SLI Deluxe Silicon Image SATA Controller Question
Replies: 2
Views: 1501

Yes, the A8N32's SIL3132 supports single disk attachment in addition to RAID.....honestly I don't know why they left the RAID function intact considering the 1 int/1 ext port design.
by pcweltz
Mon Dec 05, 2005 9:31 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Best motherboard - No SLI
Replies: 5
Views: 2520

I'd lean toward the Abit AN8 Ultra or the new Asus A8R-MVP. FYI the newer SLI boards no longer use funky slot card switching and are no more complex than your typical Nforce Ultra board......the A8N32 has passive cooling, 8-phase power, and all onboard devices are PCI Express rather than PCI.
by pcweltz
Thu Nov 17, 2005 12:58 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: FSP Zen & DFI Lanparty NF4 Ultra-D...
Replies: 9
Views: 3406

Seasonic S12's and older PC Power & Cooling 850SSI's also have issues with this board. If I remember right, all the power supplies with issues are only spec'd for 2 amps or less on the 5v VSB rail. Your Zen is also only rated to 2 Amps @ 5v VSB. All of the power supplies in the "compatible" list are...
by pcweltz
Wed Nov 16, 2005 2:13 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fans with 4 wire PWM connectors
Replies: 1
Views: 1018

Fans with 4 wire PWM connectors

FrozenCPU is selling 80, 90 and 120mm JMC fans with 4-wire PWM connectors.....are these better/quieter/smoother than standard 2 or 3 wire connector fans?

http://www.frozencpu.com/fan-188.html
by pcweltz
Fri Oct 21, 2005 7:08 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best A64 cooler that uses the standard rentention mechanism
Replies: 4
Views: 1740

Best A64 cooler that uses the standard rentention mechanism

What's the best A64 cooler the uses the standard retention frame? I'm getting tired of coolers that require the motherboard be dismounted and/or funky mounting clips.
by pcweltz
Thu Oct 13, 2005 11:32 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P150
Replies: 16
Views: 7165

Has a great layout, but I prefer EATX length cases. Also, I'd rather not have to re-buy white bezel drives to replace my current black ones.
by pcweltz
Mon Oct 10, 2005 1:19 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec NeoHE's in stock/for sale on www.antec.com
Replies: 1
Views: 1039

Antec NeoHE's in stock/for sale on www.antec.com

Kinda pricey, $149 for the 550.
by pcweltz
Mon Jul 25, 2005 6:14 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: [NEW PSU] The Nexus NX-5000 500W
Replies: 13
Views: 5618

Meh....rebadged Fortron Blue Storm 500w.
by pcweltz
Mon May 02, 2005 8:09 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Titan 550 Server case doesn't fit ATX boards?!
Replies: 16
Views: 7756

I dunno, take a closer look at the standoff locations in the review photo....he may be right about it not fitting standard ATX boards.
by pcweltz
Mon May 02, 2005 8:42 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec Phantom 500's now for sale at the Antec website
Replies: 12
Views: 4136

the Antec website.....I don't see them available anywhere else yet.
by pcweltz
Mon May 02, 2005 7:36 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec Phantom 500's now for sale at the Antec website
Replies: 12
Views: 4136

Antec Phantom 500's now for sale at the Antec website

Just placed an order for one, been waiting for this baby for a while...
by pcweltz
Mon May 02, 2005 7:35 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec True Power II 380
Replies: 39
Views: 17503

Cool! ordered one.