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by scrandman
Thu Nov 29, 2007 2:13 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: MY SILENT HTPC - ANTEC NSK2400
Replies: 16
Views: 12537

Nice build. The Liteon DVD looks like a pretty good colour match in the photos, although they can sometimes be misleading. Is it a pretty good match in real life too?

Pity the only way to view the Zalman display is by putting it at that strange angle though.
by scrandman
Fri Nov 16, 2007 11:59 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: NSK-2480 + Minja HTPC
Replies: 9
Views: 20376

If I can get some undervoltage controls, I'll probably just stick with this one. The best thing I've used is RMClock - it has allowed me to undervolt my S939 Opteron 146 by 0.2V while at the same time overclock it by 20%. Unfortunately I cannot get the current release (2.3) to work on my system (it...
by scrandman
Fri Nov 16, 2007 2:59 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: NSK-2480 + Minja HTPC
Replies: 9
Views: 20376

Nice build. I have a kinda generic question for you - why did you go for a black DVD-RW instead of silver? Was it because it's difficult to get a silver drive that actually matches the colour of the 2480? Edit: One other thing - you mention a AMD A64 x2 3800+ Windsor, 65W, but the photo shows a 5000...
by scrandman
Wed Nov 14, 2007 3:57 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: First time post, I'm building my first silent PC (update)
Replies: 30
Views: 14685

That case is HUGE!
by scrandman
Wed Oct 31, 2007 7:56 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silverstone LC13 with mini-ninja
Replies: 7
Views: 3764

You don't give any details about the PC components, but if it's possible to undervolt the CPU you will generate less heat from it, and reduce the load on the PSU allowing you to use a slower fan in it.
by scrandman
Thu Oct 11, 2007 11:25 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: NSK1300 - finished ( or only just started )
Replies: 4
Views: 3153

Nice work.

Is that a full size Ninja, or the mini-version. Also, I guess you're using an external optical drive?
by scrandman
Fri Sep 28, 2007 11:43 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My quiet "antiquated" system...
Replies: 2
Views: 2334

Oops - forgot the temps:

CPU : 29C (idle) 34C (load)
Mobo : 30C (idle & load)
GFX: 50C (idle) 60C (load)
HD 38C (idle) 40C (heavy usage)
by scrandman
Fri Sep 28, 2007 11:35 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My quiet "antiquated" system...
Replies: 2
Views: 2334

My quiet "antiquated" system...

Been a long time lurker and got a lot of inspiration from the folks here at SPCR, but never really got round to having the digi camera out with the PC opened. Truth be told, the PC doesn't figure as high in my agenda anymore (hence the dust), but anyway here it is. Details are as follows: Antec SLK3...
by scrandman
Tue Jun 26, 2007 12:14 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Acer Aspire L310 as an HTPC...
Replies: 2
Views: 2817

I believe this is actually based on a laptop motherboard, so you would expect it to be relatively quiet. Oh, and absolutely no expandabilty options (other than USB and laptop memory).
by scrandman
Mon Jun 18, 2007 10:27 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Any way to silence a humming Spinpoint?
Replies: 9
Views: 3702

~El~Jefe~ wrote:He could have a bad apple. I would vote for bad apple.

shoot it.
Not so easy to get hold of a gun here in the UK. I guess the claw hammer will have to do...
by scrandman
Fri Jun 15, 2007 11:07 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Any way to silence a humming Spinpoint?
Replies: 9
Views: 3702

Thanks for the replies guys. I'm not sure that suspending it will do much to be honest. By using the thick foam block and elastic I've already completely eliminated all seek noise. The sound issue I have is a constant hum which appears to come directly from the bearing / motor a bit like a noisy fan...
by scrandman
Fri Jun 15, 2007 12:34 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Any way to silence a humming Spinpoint?
Replies: 9
Views: 3702

Erm, guess I'll just need to suffer it then?
by scrandman
Wed Jun 13, 2007 11:51 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Any way to silence a humming Spinpoint?
Replies: 9
Views: 3702

Any way to silence a humming Spinpoint?

I've had the Samsung Spinpoint for just over a year now - about a month after I bought it, I started to get a humming sound from it. Today I finally got round to "suspending" it using a thick block of foam and some elastic. The seek noise is totally inaudible now which is great, however it has done ...
by scrandman
Fri May 25, 2007 10:44 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: thin mATX case like silverstone lc-19?
Replies: 1
Views: 3003

Hiper have one that's only 53mm high. You obviously need to use a low profile HSF, but they accept standard uATX boards. You are limited to one AGP or PCIe slot via a riser (I believe only AGP riser is supplied with it - PCIe can be bought seperately). Power supply is 200W. I'm not sure about prices...
by scrandman
Tue Feb 27, 2007 1:46 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: VF-900CU (3-pin vs. 2-pin help!)
Replies: 10
Views: 3712

A simpler method is to gently prise the plastic housing from around the 2-pin connector on the gfx card (it simply pulls straight off, but be careful). Then simply plug the 3-pin connector straight onto this making sure black goes to where the original black was and red to red. White (yellow in my c...
by scrandman
Mon Feb 05, 2007 2:25 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Athlon64 3700+ at 1.5V not overclocked...
Replies: 15
Views: 2939

Enable Cool & Quiet in BIOS, install RMClock (you may also need to install the AMD Cool & Quiet driver). Finally, undervolt to your heart's content.

http://cpu.rightmark.org/download.shtml
by scrandman
Thu Jan 11, 2007 10:24 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: AM2 HTPC build - Heatsink recommendations please
Replies: 3
Views: 1933

Bump
by scrandman
Sun Jan 07, 2007 3:36 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: AM2 HTPC build - Heatsink recommendations please
Replies: 3
Views: 1933

AM2 HTPC build - Heatsink recommendations please

I'm contemplating an HTPC build using the Abit NF-M2 mobo and Antec NSK2400 case. I believe my preferred choice of cooler (Scythe Ninja) is too tall for the case. I also considered the Zalman 7700, but I don't believe it has been updated for the AM2 socket. Any recommendations on a good cooler that ...
by scrandman
Sat Aug 19, 2006 8:18 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Pundit-R350 with Mobile P4m
Replies: 4
Views: 5966

Aaahhh! I forgot that it wasn't a detachable side panel, but the u-shaped one.
by scrandman
Fri Aug 18, 2006 10:14 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Pundit-R350 with Mobile P4m
Replies: 4
Views: 5966

Nice job, but it looks like you had a few slips of the drill when opening out those holes.

Bear in mind for future mods that drilling from the other side will mean that any slips are not visible ;)
by scrandman
Tue May 16, 2006 12:37 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Would "locking" pipelines result in cooler running
Replies: 5
Views: 1655

How far have you underclocked it? With my old Leadtek 6800NU (with stock massive copper heatsink and a 120mm @ 5V strapped on it) I used to underclock the core to 85 in 2D mode. It used to drop the temps to around 36C at idle.

With my current 7900GT, there's no need!
by scrandman
Tue May 16, 2006 12:33 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: ASUS T2-AE1 Reviews?
Replies: 13
Views: 7300

@ rpsgc - I was responding to dougz's post, and the comments I made were relevant in the context made. Anyway, I'm quite surprised - I made this post back in September last year. Nothing for 8 months then **boom** - about a dozen replies :lol: Anyway, I kinda lost interest in the thought of going fo...
by scrandman
Mon May 15, 2006 2:32 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: ASUS T2-AE1 Reviews?
Replies: 13
Views: 7300

Other than Shuttle, not really. Or at least that I have found.

Most of the Intel ones are based upon an Intel chipset of some description with the "Extreme" graphics.

I know what you mean though - it'd be nice to be able to get an AMD SFF barebones based on nForce 3 or 4.
by scrandman
Fri May 12, 2006 6:55 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Stock Geforce7-series loudness
Replies: 4
Views: 1719

Loud. Very loud. I anticipated this when I bought my XFX 7900GT by ordering a Zalman VF900 at the same time. My plan was to run with the stock fan for a couple of weeks until I was happy the card was a good one, however after a day of having a hoover next to me, I couldn't take any more and fitted t...
by scrandman
Wed Apr 05, 2006 11:22 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Stylencio: Passively cooled custom designed HTPC (Images)
Replies: 79
Views: 64056

Great job. A while back I suggested using the case sides as a heatsink (on another forum) and was flamed for making such an absurd suggestion. Good to see you've actually got it to work out so far...
by scrandman
Tue Jan 31, 2006 12:35 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: What is the voltage of the Antec 3000B 3 speed Fan?
Replies: 2
Views: 1244

Max is 12V. Not sure about exact Volts for Low & Med, but the noise is consistant with 5 & 7V IMO.
by scrandman
Wed Oct 19, 2005 12:18 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: nForce4 mobos we know Speedfan doesn't work with
Replies: 10
Views: 3327

The Asus A8NE-FM (mATX) was incompatible with speedfan when I installed it a few weeks ago, even after the BIOS was flashed with the latest update (which was a PITA to find because Asus is not supporting this OEM board. Only Fujitsu-Siemens seems to support this board, and strangely, this board is ...
by scrandman
Wed Oct 19, 2005 12:17 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: nForce4 mobos we know Speedfan doesn't work with
Replies: 10
Views: 3327

Edit: See below for reply. Having real problems posting tonight :(
by scrandman
Wed Oct 19, 2005 11:42 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: 80mm fan on side of SLK3000B
Replies: 8
Views: 2460

I don't have my mainboard yet, but I'm let to believe that the 'air chassis guide' is an intel spec and probably won't line up with an AMD mainboard/cpu. Maybe I'll be lucky..... -MB Can't say for sure with the A64 boards, but it lines up perfectly with my A7V600 & AMD XP2500 @ 200. Therefore, its ...
by scrandman
Tue Sep 27, 2005 7:42 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: ASUS T2-AE1 Reviews?
Replies: 13
Views: 7300

ASUS T2-AE1 Reviews?

I see that ASUS have a new S754 barebones system out. It's the T2-AE1 - nice looking piece of kit which supports C&Q. Could make a nice quiet system. It's reasonably priced too. Has anyone come across any reviews for it yet? I tried Googling, but all I get is links to thousands of retailers selling ...