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by swaction
Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:42 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: LianLi PC-C50 HTPC iRacing Build
Replies: 7
Views: 10999

Re: LianLi PC-C50 HTPC iRacing Build

Hi All - Late reply to this thread, mainly because the CPU coolers recommended are no longer available in my area due to their age. Can anyone recommend a decent passive cooler for this case which will fit around the RAM? I'm now running an i5 and the stock cooler has a habit of stalling on startup ...
by swaction
Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:05 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: LianLi PC-C50 HTPC iRacing Build
Replies: 7
Views: 10999

Re: LianLi PC-C50 HTPC iRacing Build

I had the system running without filters for 2 weeks and the inside was filthy – we have a lot of construction near our place. So as for noise, with the nexus 120mm fans they are pretty much silent at 7v, the loudest component is the CPU fan and the Antec tri-cool on Med (doesn’t start reliably on L...
by swaction
Sat Sep 17, 2011 3:46 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: LianLi PC-C50 HTPC iRacing Build
Replies: 7
Views: 10999

LianLi PC-C50 HTPC iRacing Build

Been a while since posting on SPCR - after having a P180 case way back when & then moving to an iMac, SPCR seemed the natural place to start when building an HTPC. There weren't many posts featuring the PC-C50 case, once of the few cases which would fit inside out home entertainment unit. The doors ...
by swaction
Thu May 18, 2006 10:32 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Barton 2600+ Cooling
Replies: 15
Views: 3612

id install a zalman 7000aclu (is that its name?) and swap out the fan + add a fanmate (included).

you may also want to look at removing that pesky little NB fan with the zalman NB heat sink.

Cheers,
-Mark

p.s. Barton cores do run quite hot in comparison to newer socket 939 cpus.
by swaction
Wed Feb 22, 2006 4:38 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Is a 5v Nexus enough to cool the Antec Phantom?
Replies: 13
Views: 4223

Does anyone have a couple drives running in the lower chamber of a P180 with one of these Phantom babies? I've 2x Maxline SATA drives, nexus @ 7v, followed by the Phantom 350 and boy does that sucker heat up. The HDD's are quite warm to touch, even with nice fresh air being sucked over them. The dri...
by swaction
Tue Feb 07, 2006 10:55 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180 + 7800GTX - ducting mod
Replies: 4
Views: 1958

no front intake at this stage - mainly on the grounds that it would be too noisy...

The top hdd cage is there only to hide cables from sight - im not sure how much it restricts airflow... anyone?
by swaction
Tue Feb 07, 2006 3:26 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180 + 7800GTX - ducting mod
Replies: 4
Views: 1958

P180 + 7800GTX - ducting mod

Hi All - I just thought I'd post a quick pic of a duct I've whipped up for my case. I found my temps to be pretty high after installing the ninja + x2 3800 and had a hunch that the size of the 7800gtx card might have something to do with it... (preventing clean air from the front air intake making i...
by swaction
Tue Jan 31, 2006 2:56 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Safe to buy Maxtor
Replies: 8
Views: 3002

Ive managed to fix my sata \ nforce problem, dont know how much of it relates to the asus board imparticular, or nforce 4 in general... there are loads of resources available, so if you want a maxtor drive (for whatever reason) i think it would be safe to purchase one, assuming you dont mind going o...
by swaction
Sun Jan 29, 2006 3:36 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Cooling AMD X2 3800+
Replies: 5
Views: 2133

Ninja =)

From what I understand (and know from having an old Barton myself) the old barton processors run particularly hot. My x2 3800 runs about 7 deg cooler in stock formation than my old Barton cpu. An x2 3800 with a Ninja will run passivly without any problems...
by swaction
Thu Jan 26, 2006 8:39 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Safe to buy Maxtor
Replies: 8
Views: 3002

One thing to be aware of is Maxtor Diamondmax 10\11 + Maxline III nForce4 compatability. Check your motherboard specs and SATA controller driver details before purchasing... I found this out the hard way with the A8N-SLI Premium and the Maxline drives crashing, not being recognised + corrupted data....
by swaction
Tue Jan 24, 2006 3:58 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Replacing fan on VF700?
Replies: 9
Views: 2908

Well here it is - 7800GTX with a nexus 80mm fan swapped out. It runs on 5v pretty much all the time and idles at 41deg. What an overkill. I think that fan was measured at 18db in some article. In recommended fans they even said it didn't start reliably at voltages lower then 7V. But whatever suits ...
by swaction
Tue Jan 24, 2006 3:11 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Replacing fan on VF700?
Replies: 9
Views: 2908

Well here it is - 7800GTX with a nexus 80mm fan swapped out. It runs on 5v pretty much all the time and idles at 41deg. I've played games for a few hours and i havent seen the card go above 60 and thats OC'd to 490mhz. The loudest thing in the case are the 2 Maxtor Maxline III drives, so I'd say the...
by swaction
Thu Jan 19, 2006 5:22 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: ThermalTake Xavier "inaudible" System (Updated)
Replies: 17
Views: 7785

I guess as long as it works and is silent right?
by swaction
Wed Jan 18, 2006 4:28 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: How can I reduce the noise coming from the rear of my pc?
Replies: 8
Views: 2372

Do a search for case resonance - MikeC has posted a few times about this. As stated by Aris, try some foam dampening material inside the case.

You could also try fixing some foam to the wall directly behind the exhaust fan =)
by swaction
Wed Jan 18, 2006 4:00 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My first build *updated*
Replies: 18
Views: 8952

I think we must be on the same wavelength with the yellow sleeving!!

Nice build!

Image
by swaction
Sun Jan 15, 2006 6:37 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: NV Silencer 5 rev 3 + XFX 7800GTX: cooler too long
Replies: 9
Views: 2788

I have the zalman vf-700 with a swapped out nexus fan on my xfx 7800gtx and with the fan on medium during gaming, my video card temps hardly go over 50... On the low settings is not even audible... less noise than hdd's in a P180 lower chamber. Go with the Zalman & swap the fan, you won't regret it =)
by swaction
Thu Dec 08, 2005 7:45 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Drilling the P180
Replies: 4
Views: 1493

On a slightly off-topic note, I would LOVE it if someone managed to make the hole bigger on the piece of metal separating the PSU chamber from the rest of the case (where the plastic cover is with the hole to allow cables to come through). It is just too small, and is really bad for bottom feeding ...
by swaction
Thu Dec 08, 2005 7:33 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fan locations on the P180 - anyone tried this?
Replies: 11
Views: 3040

If you tape up all the holes in the side of the drive cage, the air from the front should blow straight over your NB...

Thats my take on it at least....
by swaction
Tue Dec 06, 2005 9:48 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Would upgrading to a P180 be a significant improvement?
Replies: 9
Views: 2529

forget about justifying it - just buy one =)

(they rock)
by swaction
Sun Dec 04, 2005 4:16 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Replacing fan on VF700?
Replies: 9
Views: 2908

Halloran - Did you end up trying the fan swap?

I'm tossing up between a VF700 + ZM80D on a 7800GTX...

How quiet are the VF700's in a near silent pc?
by swaction
Fri Dec 02, 2005 8:35 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: is there actually a viable keyboard/mouse package?
Replies: 20
Views: 8677

I've got the plain vanila flavoured DiNovo and don'trun the software which was included... The volume + mute keys still work and the mouse is a bit lame but otherwise it's great.

Two thumbs up!
by swaction
Fri Dec 02, 2005 6:27 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SBX-1000 Temps
Replies: 1
Views: 917

SBX-1000 Temps

I've done a bit of searching and only found a handfull of posts relating to this HDD encosure... Is anyone using one? I purchased one last week as an experimental attempt to quieten a noisy Segate 160gb SATA drive with an annoying whine. The case is a P180 and the box is sitting in the upper chamber...
by swaction
Fri Dec 02, 2005 12:29 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: tryin to decide btw Zalman VF700-Cu or ZM80D-HP for 7800 GT
Replies: 10
Views: 2570

How do you guys think the ZM80d would go on a 7800GTX?

I have one on a 9800pro and am scepticle about running the vf700cu as im not sure how loud the fan would be...

I'm leaning towards "better the devil you know..."

Anyone with experience with this?
by swaction
Wed Nov 30, 2005 10:04 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Top fan filter on Antec P180
Replies: 3
Views: 1454

When you say the Top fan - do you mean the front fan linked to the upper chamber or the top rear fan? If it's the top rear fan, I'd suggest using this as an exhaust. If this is the fan you mean, then the spoiler is more for allowing unrestricted airflow (incase books, etc are placed on the case). Th...
by swaction
Wed Oct 26, 2005 6:13 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Ralf Hutter Fan Club
Replies: 7
Views: 5758

Do you have any hard drives in the upper cage? I removed the upper cage completly since I wasn't going to place any hard drives there. I don't know if it affects airflow, but it should do SOME good atleast. No drives in the upper tray - I figured since I only have 2 they would be best suited down b...
by swaction
Tue Oct 25, 2005 9:21 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Ralf Hutter Fan Club
Replies: 7
Views: 5758

how did the fan swap on your zalman 7000 go for you? It's the second one I've done on this baby and they are easy as pie. Just make sure to place something soft & squishy in between the fan and the metal base. I didn't bother about the tiny screw holes... nothing some strong glue can't fix =) Im th...
by swaction
Tue Oct 25, 2005 9:11 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Ralf Hutter Fan Club
Replies: 7
Views: 5758

i like the title :D catches a lot of attention as for you case excellent, but not yet on par with Ralf's on a side note, WHY don't we have a Mike Fan Club or Ralf Fan club? It's no Ralf toppler yet.. maybe one day. Here's a shot of the heat-shrinked power cables.. Excuse the mess at the top of the ...
by swaction
Tue Oct 25, 2005 8:18 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Ralf Hutter Fan Club
Replies: 7
Views: 5758

Ralf Hutter Fan Club

After seeing many of Ralf's stylish minimalistic cable jobs on this site I thought it was time to have a crack at one myself. The Neo Classic case mod was fun, but I wanted more. Like most of you i get a bit of a kick out of building systems & seeing how they go.. not to mention all the experimentin...
by swaction
Tue Oct 25, 2005 12:46 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My New Antec P180! With Excellent Cable Management
Replies: 103
Views: 74902

Dynamiks - Don't know if this has been covered already, but how come you aren't using the lower chamber for your drives? Would the hdd's int he lower chamber with a 120mm fan pulling air over them give you greater airflow int he upper chamber due to less obstruction? Also - how do you find the Sunbe...
by swaction
Sun Oct 16, 2005 3:55 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman 7700 + P180
Replies: 0
Views: 782

Zalman 7700 + P180

Hi Gurus - I've got a question relating to the above fantastic products =) It's a cross between CPU cooling & Case cooling - so I'll post in this thread... With the Antec P180 running with the top vent blocked up and the rear fan as exhaust, the cool air for the upper chamber is sucked in via the fr...