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by spiffy102
Sun Jan 29, 2006 6:45 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec Neo HE PSU Users Poll
Replies: 355
Views: 445455

I bought my P150 (with Neo 430W PS) in Canada, during early January 2006. Sorry, I don't have the PS serial number anymore as I returned the power supply before I knew of this forum. I have an office PC comprising of a MSI RS482M4-ILD mATX board (latest BIOS). It is based on an ATI Xpress 200 chipse...
by spiffy102
Mon Dec 19, 2005 6:06 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: AMD 4800+ temps in P180 - are they "good" or not?
Replies: 13
Views: 3607

Both my nexuses are sucking out of the cabinet atm. might try reversing one of them when i get a bit of time and/or putting in a tricool in the front to see if that makes any difference. And i do have the AMD cool'n'quite driver installed and active. Ok I don't have CnQ turned on yet - but that sho...
by spiffy102
Sun Dec 18, 2005 7:09 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: AMD 4800+ temps in P180 - are they "good" or not?
Replies: 13
Views: 3607

Locklear wrote:
Edit: Idle temps are ~40C
Oh I meant to ask you - what is your ambient? The room my PC is in is the warmest in my place. I guess it isn't likely your place is 60F, but I guess it is possible?
by spiffy102
Sun Dec 18, 2005 7:08 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: AMD 4800+ temps in P180 - are they "good" or not?
Replies: 13
Views: 3607

Are you sure your fan/airflow design is optimal? I believe you'd get better results by e.g. blocking the top vent, removing the front fan, lowering its speed and attaching it to the Ninja. I got the impression that as it is, a lot of the air that the rear fan exhausts from the case is coming straig...
by spiffy102
Sun Dec 18, 2005 2:41 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: AMD 4800+ temps in P180 - are they "good" or not?
Replies: 13
Views: 3607

I just put together a system much like yours, a X2 4800+ w/Ninja HSF on a ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe MB in a P180 cabinet. I'm running nexus fans at 12v in the back and top slots. Right now i'm running the distributed.net client (eats all cpu cycles and then some on both cores) to check my temp readings...
by spiffy102
Sun Dec 18, 2005 12:47 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: AMD 4800+ temps in P180 - are they "good" or not?
Replies: 13
Views: 3607

AMD 4800+ temps in P180 - are they "good" or not?

Hey folks. For those with AMD X2 chips in a P180 - I need to know your temps. I'm running passive (Ninja), with a YL 12cm x 25mm fan in the rear vent, top vent open except for the spoiler and an AC foam filter under the spoiler... Top drive cage removed, with another 12cm YL fan in there... Both fan...
by spiffy102
Fri Dec 16, 2005 11:12 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Assembly complete - concerned about temps
Replies: 7
Views: 2367

Part of the problem is with the Ninja - I HAVE to remove the MB from the case to re-mount it. And if I do that, I might as well lap the Ninja. (That's a lot of work and I would rather avoid it if my temp really is ok) I'm looking for comments - and at this point I'm going to install WinXP 64 (after ...
by spiffy102
Fri Dec 16, 2005 10:21 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Assembly complete - concerned about temps
Replies: 7
Views: 2367

Assembly complete - concerned about temps

Hey everyone. I put my P180 / 4800+ / Ninja system together yesterday. In BIOS (no load) after a few hours of running, the CPU is showing a temperature of 55C. Ambient is about 24C. So I'm getting a 30C temp rise at no load, and my YL 12CM fan is running at 1300 rpms. I'm concerned that my heatsink ...
by spiffy102
Tue Dec 13, 2005 2:34 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Zip Tie fan isolations
Replies: 9
Views: 2623

ultraboy wrote:spiffy102 I think you've done a good job. Just leave all 4 zipties to work. :wink:
Thank you.

Now if I can just solve this problem:

http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=27614
by spiffy102
Mon Dec 12, 2005 8:21 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Zip Tie fan isolations
Replies: 9
Views: 2623

I guess one option is I could cut two of the wire ties (opposite corners). SInce the weatherstripping is isolating the fans from the chasis - all I nee is a little tension holding the fans to it. Funny thing is now I'm regretting now doing the foam mount method. (Although that isn't very secure - I'...
by spiffy102
Mon Dec 12, 2005 7:16 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180 PS mounting
Replies: 2
Views: 1312

yes its better to install it upside down, there will be a larger space for the PSU fan and also better cable managment. Actually there is more room betwen the top of the PS chamber and the PS "box" then between the bottom of the PS chamber and the PS "box". I just measured - although it is kind of ...
by spiffy102
Mon Dec 12, 2005 7:09 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180 PS mounting
Replies: 2
Views: 1312

P180 PS mounting

I mounted my Seasonic S12-600 in my P180 today. (MB comes tomorrow) I assumed that the fan should be be on the "top" as opposed to the bottom. I just checked Mike's "hole 9 yards" review and it showed the fan sucking from the bottom. I'm afraid that this probably is the better way of doing it - both...
by spiffy102
Mon Dec 12, 2005 11:16 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Zip Tie fan isolations
Replies: 9
Views: 2623

Not quite sure I follow you... The weathersripping is not very compressed at all - since there is a ton of surface area compared to the rubber "washers" / zip ties. I fear that in my efforts to seal with weathersripping... That I have caused the "coupling" of the case and fan via the tight zip ties.
by spiffy102
Sun Dec 11, 2005 9:12 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Zip Tie fan isolations
Replies: 9
Views: 2623

Zip Tie fan isolations

I mounted my first 120mm fan today. I think I did a great job - but I may be completely wrong. I used rubber weatherstriping (adhesive backed) to seal between the fan and the chasis, between the four rubber (vacuum tubing) stand-offs. To get a decent seal (because I made my stand-offs about 3/16" in...
by spiffy102
Sat Dec 10, 2005 4:41 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan Mate + MB speed sensing?
Replies: 3
Views: 1237

So right. I totally thought the FM2 used a power supply connector. This is awesome. They are dirty cheap at NewEgg.
by spiffy102
Sat Dec 10, 2005 10:54 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan Mate + MB speed sensing?
Replies: 3
Views: 1237

Fan Mate + MB speed sensing?

I'm having trouble finding this answer.

I believe I should be able to use fan mate to throttle the speed of various system fans - and then use 2 of the 3 pins of the MB header to monitor speed. (Maybe disconnect the +12v so the MB isn't trying to but 12v in parallel with 7v?)

Should this work?
by spiffy102
Fri Dec 09, 2005 8:41 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: P180 Build - About to Start Assembly - Final Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 2536

Thanks Shadow. My remaining HW shows up Monday (PS, raid card, Ninja), and video card / MB on Tuesday. Should have everything together Tuesday night.
by spiffy102
Fri Dec 09, 2005 10:33 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: P180 Build - About to Start Assembly - Final Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 2536

Ninja was installed on my board in my 3700AMB after taking the motherboard out. Ditto for the P180. No problem at all. There's really no problem getting screws down in the top-most rear and top-most center screw mounts? Granted I do not have my A8N32 yet, or my Ninja - but from Mike's P180 pictures...
by spiffy102
Fri Dec 09, 2005 5:40 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: P180 Build - About to Start Assembly - Final Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 2536

I just don't see how it is possible to screw down the MB once the Ninja is mounted to it. It is so large and the placement of the screws does not seem to be conducive to mounting the Ninja first. (Even though I definitely want to)
by spiffy102
Thu Dec 08, 2005 8:42 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: P180 Build - About to Start Assembly - Final Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 2536

P180 Build - About to Start Assembly - Final Questions

Got my first 2 of 4 NewEgg shipments. Awaiting 2 other shipments with MB and video card (backordered). Hopefully I will have everything by end of next week. There are some pro's to this... Instead of one massive 8 hour long build, I'm able to break it up over a week or so. My P180 doesn't seem to ha...
by spiffy102
Thu Dec 08, 2005 11:52 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet DVD reader(writer?)
Replies: 8
Views: 3341

I don't think you can alter drivespeed with a firmware hack can you? It seems like that only gives you bitsetting.. I posted a question on cdfreaks, I'll let you know what they respond with. I'm not completely sure I'll be using windows permanently either, so software probably isn't a good idea. Tha...
by spiffy102
Wed Dec 07, 2005 1:07 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Zip-Tie Fan Mount Method....DIY
Replies: 39
Views: 65034

For my P180 / D12SL-12 mounting...

If I use the zip tie method, should I use some foam to seal between the fan and the case? (For both "flow insulation" as well as to prevent rattling)

I'm kind of surprised that the very firm zip ties don't transmit vibrations or have their own rattling effect?
by spiffy102
Mon Dec 05, 2005 5:05 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet DVD reader(writer?)
Replies: 8
Views: 3341

Quiet DVD reader(writer?)

I bought an NEC 3550A for my HTPC.

It's freaking loud.

Info on DVD-rs seem to be pretty scarce/variable through the forums, does anyone have good first-hand experience with a drive?

Using a laptop drive in a brick isn't an option for me, as it wouldn't work with my case.
by spiffy102
Mon Dec 05, 2005 10:19 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: LOL : I wonder how silent you could get this one !!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1232

I wonder if they'll have a dust problem...
by spiffy102
Sun Dec 04, 2005 4:06 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: P180 PSU recommendation
Replies: 37
Views: 11338

Thats great, thank you for valuable info. Phantom 500 is an option then. Surprisingly there is indeed complains about coil whine at newegg comments about Phantom. I was seriously considering the Phantom 500 for my upcoming P180 build - with a fan in the lower chamber of course... Then I saw how it ...
by spiffy102
Sat Dec 03, 2005 5:18 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet HDTV HTPC on a budget
Replies: 3
Views: 1427

3550 is VERY loud, think leaf blower.

I'm searching these forums for a replacement, in fact.
by spiffy102
Sat Dec 03, 2005 5:21 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fans.. Fans... Fans... (120mm)
Replies: 5
Views: 1808

Fans.. Fans... Fans... (120mm)

FrozenCPU Nexus ( Yate Loon) D12SL-12 120mm $6.99 EndPCNoise Nexus (Real QUeit Case Fan) D12SL-12 $15.95 QuietPCUSA Papst 120mm Case Fan 4412F/2GLLE $26.95 Ok so I'm still confused about Nexus / Yate Loon. They both have the same model #'s above, yet I know Nexus slows there's down with an internal ...
by spiffy102
Fri Dec 02, 2005 3:18 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Deaf iPod Generation
Replies: 119
Views: 63665

Yes, the EU has limits on the volume of personal music players. Everyone just installs the US firmware and goes right back to deafening themselves...
by spiffy102
Thu Dec 01, 2005 10:02 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec NeoHE "High-Efficiency"
Replies: 606
Views: 412644

perhaps a seasonic S12 430w then http://www.silentpcreview.com/article226-page1.html 30A 5V rail should be enough for that system Don't they blow heat back into the case? Something that concerns me as well. I'm putting together a system with an Asus A8N32 (in non-SLI config).. P180, 4400 X2, etc......
by spiffy102
Wed Nov 30, 2005 3:39 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Maximize storage space at minimal sound cost
Replies: 16
Views: 3760

From AnandTech: When idle, the drive's sound output is barely audible. More specifically, we can't even tell that the drive is on. When actively reading and writing, however, the drive puts out about 55.1 dBA, which is just as loud as the Barracuda 400GB 7200.8. I am NOT doubting SPCR - just wonderi...