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by shanizar
Sun Jan 28, 2007 6:13 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Cooling an EAX1600Pro quietly
Replies: 5
Views: 2746

So I guess noone knows of any low profile coolers?
by shanizar
Wed Jan 24, 2007 9:35 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Cooling an EAX1600Pro quietly
Replies: 5
Views: 2746

Tried both ATI tray tools and Asus Smartdoctor, neither shows fan control options. Asked the question at guru3d and it seems the card doesn't support fan control. So now I'm stuck with either installing a fanmate on the fan or getting another cooler. So, consider this a bump :) Does anyone know of a...
by shanizar
Sat Jan 20, 2007 12:00 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Cooling an EAX1600Pro quietly
Replies: 5
Views: 2746

I was more interested in hardware, coolers for low profile cards... Ati tray tools says my hardware doesn't support fan control, although that might be because of the drivers, I'm not sure.
by shanizar
Thu Jan 18, 2007 7:01 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Cooling an EAX1600Pro quietly
Replies: 5
Views: 2746

Cooling an EAX1600Pro quietly

I just put togehter a media center pc using this graphics card: Asus EAX1600Pro And the thing is noise as hell... The thing is this graphics card is low profile and I'm afraid that if I get just any cooler I might get one that won't fit on the card. The case is no problem as it's an NSK2400. I do ha...
by shanizar
Wed Oct 11, 2006 11:34 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive EAX1600PRO
Replies: 0
Views: 1290

Passive EAX1600PRO

I'm planning on purchasing a HTPC. I'm planning on using the NSK2400 case with a mATX AM2 motherboard and a sempron 3400+ CPU. In addition there will be one harddrive and a tv-card. The graphics card I'll be using is the EAX1600PRO because of the HDMI. I was wondering how many fans I will need with ...
by shanizar
Tue Oct 03, 2006 12:00 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet HTPC in a NSK2400
Replies: 5
Views: 2324

thank you for the replies. Isn't it even easier to just get some fanmates? They cost so little it's really no hassle... So WD it is for the HD then, I'll do some bungee suspension if the case has room for it. I'll keep the request for motherboard suggestions open as I'd love more options. Still look...
by shanizar
Tue Oct 03, 2006 12:35 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet HTPC in a NSK2400
Replies: 5
Views: 2324

I'll do a shameless self-bump....

Does noone have any views on this?
by shanizar
Sat Sep 30, 2006 1:57 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet HTPC in a NSK2400
Replies: 5
Views: 2324

Quiet HTPC in a NSK2400

I'm back for more computer advice. It seems I never get around to buying this computer, despite all the great advice I get on here, but hopefully this time will be different. After A LOT of considerations, I've ended up with going for a HTPC case and it seems to me that the NSK2400 is the way to go....
by shanizar
Mon Aug 21, 2006 10:37 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent Budget Media PC
Replies: 7
Views: 2591

So no other suggestions for motherboards? No critiques on the rest of the build? No experiences with the TV-card or recommendations on how to control the computer?

In other words, :bump
by shanizar
Thu Aug 17, 2006 11:39 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent Budget Media PC
Replies: 7
Views: 2591

Hmm... What bitrate is the norm when storing standard definition television? Didn't think the rates were that high... The recordings will probably not be something that's stored forever, it will be recordings taken when we're not home for instance and watched and deleted as quickly as possible. In a...
by shanizar
Thu Aug 17, 2006 3:53 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent Budget Media PC
Replies: 7
Views: 2591

I'm from Norway, yes. Hmm, that board seems great. Of course the question is how long it will take for it to hit the market in Norway and how expensive it will be. Can't say that the remote that came with it seemed very good... I'll read the review... Any other ideas to existing motherboards in the ...
by shanizar
Thu Aug 17, 2006 1:07 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent Budget Media PC
Replies: 7
Views: 2591

Silent Budget Media PC

I'm putting together a pc for my girlfriend. It's going to be situated in our bedroom, so it needs to be as quiet as possible. It's going to function mainly as a media center pc for tv recordings and for watching those recordings, dvd's etc. I've posted this before on these boards, but money made th...
by shanizar
Sat Mar 04, 2006 6:17 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New quiet media system
Replies: 4
Views: 1621

Thank you for your feedback, mostly backed what I've read already. I'll take a look at what other ram sticks the store I'm using has.

Does anyone know anything about the P150 PSU and the ASRock mobo, does it work ok?
by shanizar
Sat Mar 04, 2006 2:02 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P150 mid-tower case w/ Neo HE 430 PSU
Replies: 206
Views: 163692

Is this a problem with just ASUS boards, or is it also a problem with the S939 ASRock mobo's?
by shanizar
Sat Mar 04, 2006 1:30 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New quiet media system
Replies: 4
Views: 1621

New quiet media system

I've put this machine of for too long and now it's time to make it happen :) I'm building a machine that's going to be standing in our bedroom and work as a media machine, playing video, music and recording analog tv broadcasts. It should be able to do some ffdshow work as well to make the quality o...
by shanizar
Mon Nov 28, 2005 2:06 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Opteron vs. Venice
Replies: 9
Views: 3351

Opteron vs. Venice

I was going to buy a 3200+ Venice cpu for my computer, but the shop now has 2GHz opteron cpu's at exactly the same price... It's an opteron model 146, single core and an E6 stepping Venice. What do you guys think would be the best buy? It's supposed to be a quiet machine and I'm currently looking at...
by shanizar
Tue Nov 15, 2005 10:41 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice on new System: Antec vs Nexus
Replies: 15
Views: 4044

Thomas wrote:Where I live, I've found a SeaSonic S12 350 W for a very reasonably price...
Hi, I live in Norway and was wondering where you found the S12 at such a reasonable price?
by shanizar
Sun Nov 06, 2005 4:34 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: help with new silent computer
Replies: 15
Views: 3549

seems there were no more tips forthcoming :)

One question I'd like to ask though. I'm getting the slk3000b as mentioned and I was wondering what were the usual mods done on this case to improve noise and airflow. Links or descriptions would be appreciated
by shanizar
Thu Nov 03, 2005 2:54 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: help with new silent computer
Replies: 15
Views: 3549

again, thanx for all the help, these boards are great :) About the ram. This being a computer for my girlfriend, I don't think it will be upgraded that often so I'll stick with 2x512MB. About the papst fan connector. It's obviously different from store to store, but I just checked mine at it says 3-...
by shanizar
Wed Nov 02, 2005 2:23 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: help with new silent computer
Replies: 15
Views: 3549

Hmm, the 80mm papst's I have in my own computer have 3-pin connections... I'll double check the ones I'm getting.

So, no other suggestions?
Do you think I need more than one case fan?
How quiet is the fan that comes with the case?
Are there any other silencing actions you would suggest I take?
by shanizar
Wed Nov 02, 2005 12:52 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: help with new silent computer
Replies: 15
Views: 3549

k, so the Via chipset it is then, removed the nforce4 chipset MB from the list. I'm getting the computer for my gf and it's going to be in our bedroom... The gf part means she has a pretty tight rein on the economy, so going higher than the first option (939) isn't going to happen :) I was also wond...
by shanizar
Wed Nov 02, 2005 11:34 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: help with new silent computer
Replies: 15
Views: 3549

I thought the Zalman 7000AlCu came with a fanmate already... maybe I'm wrong. Both the ASRock MB's already have passive NB coolers, so no need to get the Zalman passive cooler. So you would take the Uli based card (or what it's called) over the Nforce 4 card then? Only about 10$ difference so I don'...
by shanizar
Wed Nov 02, 2005 6:01 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Problems with Bulk S12 Seasonics?
Replies: 4
Views: 1663

No, he said he could get me one. But they didn't put it on the webshop normally because of some problem... Didn't sound like a distribution problem.... I asked him what the problem was but haven't got a response yet.
by shanizar
Wed Nov 02, 2005 5:03 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: help with new silent computer
Replies: 15
Views: 3549

help with new silent computer

Time for version 2.0 of this thread. After a lot of advice here on the boards and some conversations with a support person on a norwegian webshop, I have changed my original setup quite a bit. I'm looking for comments on the current build. Case: Antec SLK3000B-EC CPU-Cooler: Zalman 7000AlCu Case fan...
by shanizar
Wed Nov 02, 2005 4:25 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Problems with Bulk S12 Seasonics?
Replies: 4
Views: 1663

Problems with Bulk S12 Seasonics?

I've finally convinced a webshop in Norway to take in S12 seasonic PSU's, but I've encountered a slight problem. The support guy I'm in contact with tells me that they chose to take in the retail versions instead of the bulk versions because "there has been a few problems with the bulk version". Doe...
by shanizar
Thu Oct 27, 2005 3:59 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Passive MSI K8N Diamond Plus
Replies: 13
Views: 4359

It's impossible to tell much from that picture. If they were clever, the heatsink sitting atop the NB is very short so it won't interfere with the graphics card. The heat is transferred to the heatsink closer to the cpu where the air usually created by the cpu cooler cools the NB as well... The fan ...
by shanizar
Thu Oct 27, 2005 2:22 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Enermax Noisetaker PSU... ¿How much Power?
Replies: 21
Views: 4993

I'd get this one... The site has several other seasonic psu's on sale as well, and they're supposed to be very good...
by shanizar
Tue Oct 25, 2005 7:18 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: I visited, learned and took action, what now?
Replies: 20
Views: 8556

One more thing. If you're still wondering how to get seasonic psu's and nexus fans in germany.... Behold, I bring you this

(I wish I lived in Germany, 30 euros to ship to norway...)
by shanizar
Mon Oct 24, 2005 2:46 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help me cool the towering inferno please
Replies: 19
Views: 4531

this is a rather large investment, but how about trying to move the heat outside the case? Some sort of water cooling solution like the Zalman Reservator would probably work wonders for the machine.
by shanizar
Mon Oct 24, 2005 2:40 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: SLK3700AMB-EC vs. SLK3000B
Replies: 3
Views: 1312

the one I'm looking at does come with a fan... Doesn't say the make, but it's a 120mm 1200rpm, 25db one.

The reason why the 3700AMB is quite a lot cheaper is the easy in which I can get it compared to the other combination (I live in Norway)