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by Ruiner
Thu Aug 06, 2015 4:38 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone Grandia GD09 & GD10 HTPC Case
Replies: 19
Views: 11695

Re: SilverStone Grandia GD09 & GD10 HTPC Case

Timely. I had to blow out the dust filters on my mATX Grandia 05 only yesterday.
by Ruiner
Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:42 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: Smart Drive 2002
Replies: 2
Views: 1122

Re: FS: Smart Drive 2002

Price drop to $20 shipped for an item basically obsolesced by new quiet HDDs and SSDs.
:lol:
by Ruiner
Tue Jul 06, 2010 11:44 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: Smart Drive 2002
Replies: 2
Views: 1122

FS: Smart Drive 2002

HDD enclosure. This: http://www.techtastic.ca/reviews3/smartdrive.html

Asking $30 shipped to lower 48
Paypal preferred
http://www.heatware.com/eval.php?id=5734
by Ruiner
Wed Jul 08, 2009 2:51 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec ISK-300 Mini-ITX Case
Replies: 86
Views: 60499

The Zotac Ion n330 d-e (w/o integrated psu) is a perfect fit for this case. It's going for about $25 less than the b/c/e/u board.
by Ruiner
Sat Apr 19, 2008 8:43 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec Phantom Users Poll
Replies: 211
Views: 264632

My Phantom 350 recently died after about 2 yrs of use. The case is fairly well ventilated and even has a hole above the PSU to ventilate the top fins.

As far as load, total system draw is 100W idle and 230W.

The RMAd unit is working fine for now.
by Ruiner
Mon Oct 30, 2006 12:14 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My updated rig, in progress
Replies: 4
Views: 3683

Image

New vent for top of phantom350, trim pending.
by Ruiner
Mon Oct 30, 2006 6:06 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My updated rig, in progress
Replies: 4
Views: 3683

Thanks. I found the new Raptor very quiet even in free air when I was using ghost to transfer my install. I was pretty surprised with it, but I guess they've made some improvements with this new revision. It's definitely quieter than my older 7200 WD JB.
by Ruiner
Sun Oct 29, 2006 3:23 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My updated rig, in progress
Replies: 4
Views: 3683

btw, core temps under cpuburn stay around 28C, GPU low 40C range.
The dual chamber mod has dropped my HDD temps from 46C to 40C.
PSU is also palpably cooler.
by Ruiner
Sun Oct 29, 2006 3:20 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My updated rig, in progress
Replies: 4
Views: 3683

My updated rig, in progress

I upgraded my vid card this week so it seemed a good time for some cooling/quiet mods. My parts list: Antec SLK2650-BQE (cheap mediocre case, but smaller than most mid towers and a good layout for my radiator) Antec Phantom 350 DFI Infinity nf4 with mobile Athlon64 (Newark core) 3400+ @2.5GHz 1 Gig ...
by Ruiner
Mon Mar 27, 2006 10:15 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet DIY OC'd Pentium D 830 System
Replies: 95
Views: 56516

I recall the best temps obtained in the SPCR review with that same heatsink were rear fan blowing in, and top fan blowing up. Ducting used with that config would be an interesting test. I have a phantom 350. The bottom gets much hotter than the top under load and the fins are bigger there too. I wou...
by Ruiner
Tue Feb 14, 2006 7:43 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Turion 64 vs Pentium M - by Tech Report
Replies: 45
Views: 17836

Newegg has a bunch in stock. I can't answer for the UK.
by Ruiner
Tue Feb 14, 2006 6:00 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Turion 64 vs Pentium M - by Tech Report
Replies: 45
Views: 17836

any word on how Newark's work or do not work on a 754 board? I'm running a 3400 newark on my DFI infinity. It runs ok and overclocks reasonably well (2640 at 1.6Vcore, watercooled). I had issues with my mobile barton rig, and this mobile chip has them as well: you have to hard shut down to restart ...
by Ruiner
Wed Sep 21, 2005 7:23 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: First time water cooling and silencing, need suggestions
Replies: 11
Views: 5383

Another plus for watercooling is it allows relative silence for high power, overclocked, overvolted gaming rigs.
You won't get that with air cooling.
by Ruiner
Tue Sep 13, 2005 12:38 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: First time water cooling and silencing, need suggestions
Replies: 11
Views: 5383

Heater cores are thicker than PC based water cooling rads, and therefore need higher pressure (read noiser) fans to get decent airflow.

Go with a black ice pro or a pa160, the latter being larger/quieter/higher capacity/pricier.
by Ruiner
Thu Sep 01, 2005 8:01 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Ed's (Effectively) Silent K8 Rig--Moving Beyond Sigma One
Replies: 68
Views: 68329

Nice review. I like the case for it's size, although the lack of door latches put me off. I'm planning on doing a compact watercooled case with this. It looks like a pa160 will fit on the bottom. A phantom 350 will power it, with a top blowhole for passive venting, and I'll use my Smartdrive enclosu...
by Ruiner
Mon Jul 18, 2005 5:07 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling P180
Replies: 27
Views: 11931

Noise produced by the individual components aside, there are other issues to deal with when trying to WC a case quietly. The p180 design potentially helps a few of these. If you put the rad drawing air in (so it gets its own cool air) then you are dumping heat into you HDD, mobo, mosfets, graphics c...
by Ruiner
Fri Jul 15, 2005 7:11 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: My Sonata II Review
Replies: 9
Views: 3622

broken link?
by Ruiner
Thu Jul 14, 2005 12:44 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling P180
Replies: 27
Views: 11931

This is what I would do: 1. Isolate the rear portion of the PSU chamber so that the PSU is separate from the front lower case. It will only have to cool itself, which should keep the fan quiet. 2. Rip out the lower chamber fan and drive bays and put a twin 120 radiator (BIP2 or HE120.2, with fans) t...