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by L3thal
Thu Feb 08, 2007 7:25 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Solo LEDs
Replies: 13
Views: 5076

I have the Solo as well, and also agree that the HD indicator is way too bright. The vents on the right side also leak light from the power LED. I sure wish they would use some kind of diffuser (such as frosted plastic instead of clear) on the LEDs, much like they do in CE products. I thought about ...
by L3thal
Mon Dec 25, 2006 7:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Retarded Mistakes we have all made
Replies: 35
Views: 14790

I was helping a friend install his new system, and he put the HSF on the CPU without taking the plastic protective film off the bottom of it...needless to say his computer would overheat and shutdown...we were scratching our heads for several days over that one. lol
by L3thal
Thu Dec 07, 2006 4:15 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Caviar SE SATA 320GB 16MB cache quiet too?
Replies: 2
Views: 1905

I have the WD3200KS 320Gb, and it is way quieter than my old Maxtor Diamondmax 9. To me, the drive kinda reminds me of the faint sound of a bag of marbles clanging together when it's accessing, if that gives ya any idea. :D If I had to guess, I would say it ranks pretty high up there, as far as quie...
by L3thal
Sun Nov 12, 2006 8:31 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Solo ducting solution - replacement grill required?
Replies: 18
Views: 6209

Kinda reminds me of mine Ralf. :lol: The P-150's/Solo's are classy cases...the back fan holes look so much better without jaggy edges. I tried the Red Wiss M1R's, and they are too big...the Dremel is the only tool I've found that will get into the tight corners of the fan holes in these cases. [img=...
by L3thal
Sun Oct 22, 2006 7:08 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Nine Hundred, I like it, do you?
Replies: 29
Views: 18346

I may be the odd one here, but I think it looks decent for a gamers case...kinda stealthy lookin'...certainly better than alot of the cheesy/tacky cases out there. Like others have said, it looks too open for a silent case, but that's not what it was intended for though...is it?
by L3thal
Tue Sep 26, 2006 2:40 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: High End Gaming Oriented Upgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 2538

For the memory, I just went for the mid-range Corsair DDR2-800 Cas 4 stuff. Although, you could probably get away with Cas 5 sticks, and wouldn't notice much of a performance drop. I would guess, if you wait a few months, prices on all DDR2 memory should be much lower.
by L3thal
Tue Sep 26, 2006 11:21 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: High End Gaming Oriented Upgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 2538

Unless you are going to use some memory intensive apps, or multi-task alot, I would say 2 GB is plenty. Besides, I think Win XP 32-bit only handles 3 GB correctly, at least with some motherboards. For a DVD-burner, I went with a Samsung SH-S182D 18x...reasonably quiet and works great so far. If you ...
by L3thal
Mon Sep 25, 2006 6:14 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Solo build/review
Replies: 119
Views: 108457

I cut out the back grill in my Solo as well, then lined the edges with rubber U-channel. I tried using the tin-snips, but ended up using my dremel because the snips were too big and awkward to get into the tight corners...all of this was done before components were installed, of course. :D Here's a ...
by L3thal
Mon Sep 25, 2006 4:37 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Quiet Gaming Rig - My first quiet PC
Replies: 3
Views: 3711

Interesting. According to the Asus software im getting 106F (41C) CPU and 95F (35C) Mobo idle, with a very similar setup. I'm thinking I need to do some testing and tweaking to get my temps where I want. About the front door...yes it does stick halfway open, but I usually just lift it up off the hin...
by L3thal
Tue Sep 12, 2006 7:21 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: how do i beat silence addiction???
Replies: 23
Views: 14637

Move to a busy neighborhood, get some good noise cancelling headphones, or put your computers in another room :D After trying out and modifying different components continuously, hoping they would be quiet, I've learned to just start with all of the right equipment the first time around(money permit...
by L3thal
Sat Sep 09, 2006 7:56 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Quick Antec NSK6500 build [56K]
Replies: 11
Views: 20465

Nice pictures! Seems like a good alternative for those looking for more room than the Solo can provide.
by L3thal
Wed Sep 06, 2006 3:06 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Trio: Antec Solo and Core 2 Duo build
Replies: 10
Views: 10180

Nice setup there. I have a similar system using the Solo and Conroe and I haven't made much mods to it with regards to cutting out the grills. Whats the black plastic that you used to wrap around the edges? Also have you cut off the grill in the front as well? I am just wondering if it will make mu...
by L3thal
Tue Sep 05, 2006 12:33 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: anyway to cable sleeve without removing molex connector?
Replies: 6
Views: 3605

Vantec makes an expandable sleeving kit that will stretch over molex connectors.

They have all kinds of them at www.frozencpu.com
by L3thal
Sat Sep 02, 2006 3:53 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help! Computer won't start!
Replies: 7
Views: 2535

Kinda sounds like an overheating issue. This may sound obvious, but is the CPU cooler firmly/correctly attached? Did you apply thermal compound? Is the CPU fan plugged in? Also, make sure there is no plastic protective film on the bottom of the CPU cooler. One of my buddies recently built his system...
by L3thal
Sun Aug 27, 2006 4:39 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Looking for best DVD burner for the buck
Replies: 7
Views: 3102

Looking for best DVD burner for the buck

Ive been looking for a new DVD burner for a few weeks now. I'm not looking to spend a whole lot of money, but I want something that is reasonably fast, and has decent build quality. I have an older Plextor PX-708A? drive, and while the quality is there, the speed and reliablity aren't. All opinions ...
by L3thal
Sun Aug 20, 2006 4:30 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: VF900 vs 7900GT stock
Replies: 2
Views: 1964

Not sure about the amount of noise the stock cooler puts out, but the VF900 is pretty quiet on low, and drops the GPU temp by around 10C when coupled with AS5.
by L3thal
Sun Aug 20, 2006 2:50 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Trio: Antec Solo and Core 2 Duo build
Replies: 10
Views: 10180

Re: videocard heatsink removal

Another thing... Is it scary removing the stock heatsink from the Geforce 7900? It's not stuck on with more than just simple clips is it? No, pretty simple really. You just unscrew the (4) screws on the bottom, and it basically falls off. :D The Lite-On drive is an old one I robbed out of my other ...
by L3thal
Sun Aug 20, 2006 2:40 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Trio: Antec Solo and Core 2 Duo build
Replies: 10
Views: 10180

Haven't tried to run the Ninja passive yet. I'm getting around 40C(according to the supplied software)with the CPU fan. After the AS5 has had a change to settle in, I will do some more extensive temp testing. Noise-wise, the system is pretty quiet with Q-Fan enabled.
by L3thal
Sun Aug 20, 2006 1:21 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Trio: Antec Solo and Core 2 Duo build
Replies: 10
Views: 10180

Silent Trio: Antec Solo and Core 2 Duo build

Here is my new system I just built last weekend. Everything is completely new except my trusty ole Seasonic S12-430 and older Lite-On drive. Everything is runnin' bone stock(no OC) right now, as I haven't had time to play around with it that much. The cabling is isn't the prettiest, but it is out of...
by L3thal
Fri Aug 18, 2006 7:56 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrading to Conroe C2D, do I need to reinstall Windows?
Replies: 21
Views: 6139

A clean install of Windows would be the best way to go. You don't wanna have older drivers and files conflicting with your new motherboard drivers.
by L3thal
Fri Aug 18, 2006 7:44 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Gigabyte or Asus for new Conroe build
Replies: 3
Views: 2597

I have the P5B Deluxe, which is a pretty good board, if you don't care about SLI/Crossfire. I think there are several options, such as Q-fan to control fan speeds, though I haven't played around with it much yet. However, if you feel the need to have the SLI setup, I would wait a few weeks for the N...
by L3thal
Mon Aug 14, 2006 4:53 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Probably a dumb question.. (about screws)
Replies: 5
Views: 2474

You could also use the soft harddrive grommets that come with the case. What I did was cut mine in half, then I used the zip-tie method.
by L3thal
Sat Aug 12, 2006 11:24 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Core 2 Duo - mobo - ram - help
Replies: 3
Views: 2630

I have the E6600 with the P5B Deluxe WiFi. I chose the P5B Deluxe because it is a newer design, designed especially for C2D's, which with a few BIOS updates, should be faster than the 975X, and I too, don't have any plans on using SLI/Crossfire. One side note: You will probably have to update the BI...
by L3thal
Sat Aug 12, 2006 6:44 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 is officially a monster
Replies: 6
Views: 4032

I just built my new E6600/Asus P5B Deluxe rig this weekend as well...well it's mostly done anyways...still have some tidying up and a few other things to do though. Anyways, I also have the Scythe Ninja, and yes, the RAM clearance is pretty tight, as it blocks the first slot, but the fan will fit on...
by L3thal
Thu Aug 10, 2006 6:40 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: core 2 duo system, from another newbie
Replies: 8
Views: 2581

Looks pretty good from here. If you don't have to have the retail version of the E6300, Tiger Direct has OEM ones in stock for $209.99. Should be recieving my E6600 tomorrow. :D
by L3thal
Mon Aug 07, 2006 2:54 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice for new core 2 duo pc would be much appreciated!
Replies: 10
Views: 3555

I'm building a similar syetem as we speak...just waitin on the processor. Most components look good from here. There really aren't alot of motherboards to choose from right now, but the Asus P5B(Deluxe or non-Deluxe), and Abit AB9-Pro are decent non-SLI/Crossfire boards. I went with the Western Digi...
by L3thal
Sun Aug 06, 2006 1:20 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Directx 10 cards, when are they released?
Replies: 12
Views: 3783

Just get the 7900GT right now, if that's what you want. Everybody always waits around for the next "greatest" thing to come out, and by the time it finally arrives, there will be something better to wait around on...and the cycle continues. :lol: I am in the process of building a new system, and deb...
by L3thal
Sun Aug 06, 2006 8:20 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Non-Intel Conroe Motherboards?
Replies: 6
Views: 2692

Re: Non-Intel Conroe Motherboards?

After a bit of digging I came up with the Asus P5W DH Deluxe, but that's a crossfire motherboard, and looking around I'd rather get a 7900-something. You know you can use an Nvidia card on a Crossfire mobo, right? You just can't use two of them. That's like putting a big Ford sticker on the back wi...
by L3thal
Fri Aug 04, 2006 4:50 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Will the S12-430 handle a Geforce 7900GT KO?
Replies: 3
Views: 1779

Will the S12-430 handle a Geforce 7900GT KO?

I'm building a new system with an Evga 7900GT KO(single card, no SLI) and would like to re-use my trusty ole Seasonic S12-430. The problem is, however, that the card says it requires a min. of 450W and +12V @22A. The rest of the system will be pretty straightforward...single HD and optical, etc. I d...
by L3thal
Mon Jul 31, 2006 8:36 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My modded eMachines computer
Replies: 6
Views: 5866

It looks good. I actually like the looks of this case a lot more than many of the quiet cases out there... Maybe I should try to track down a used brand name computer and cannibalize the case. Actually, a lot of the brand name computer cases(Dell, HP, Compaq) look better than most of the standard o...