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by johnnq
Sat Aug 11, 2007 10:04 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12 II (new revision) - now widely available
Replies: 73
Views: 57464

i have to rma my s12. could i could ask and pay for an upgraded unit?
by johnnq
Wed Aug 08, 2007 8:00 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: i'm oking for a QUIET and reliable drive - samsung spinpoint
Replies: 2
Views: 1714

or spend 85 bucks for this drive:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6822152085

should i go for it?
by johnnq
Wed Aug 08, 2007 3:40 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: i'm oking for a QUIET and reliable drive - samsung spinpoint
Replies: 2
Views: 1714

i'm oking for a QUIET and reliable drive - samsung spinpoint

i've got a seagate 7200.8 it gets the job done, but it's a little loud. i'd like to get another 250gb samsung drive and use that as my main drive. the seagate would be the clean drive, and i would ghost everything onto the samsung. then i can trojan the samsung and not care about viruses...and just ...
by johnnq
Sun Jul 29, 2007 6:19 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: My p180 is demoralizing :(
Replies: 20
Views: 7573

maybe i'll just go to a metal shop and pay 10 bucks to have it done. i don't plan on doing many mods in the future besides fixing these cables! how should it be "cleaned"? is washing the case down a bad idea? (steel?) i'm getting random shutdowns...after i replaced my 7700alcu with a ninja. cpu temp...
by johnnq
Sun Jul 29, 2007 3:31 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Strange buzzing noises
Replies: 3
Views: 1562

ah so i'm not going crazy. but then why is it coming through my speakers? one more newb question. i installed a new front bezel from antec (old one broke). i had to reinstall all of the little cables into the mobo. one cable is part "hd audio" and "ac 97". i stuck the ac 97 right into the mobo: righ...
by johnnq
Sun Jul 29, 2007 2:47 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: mini antec p182
Replies: 82
Views: 119725

i think i'm gonna change over from a p180 to this. smaller, better cable management. really stupid way to "protect" the top fan. i wonder if my floppy cable would reach if i installed the drive on the bottom. ugh and what do i do with my fan controller! why couldn't they just put one hard drive cage...
by johnnq
Sun Jul 29, 2007 2:24 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Strange buzzing noises
Replies: 3
Views: 1562

Strange buzzing noises

http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1213454

i don't know what the hell is going on. what should i unplug/disable first? buzzing sounds coming from the motherboard!
by johnnq
Sun Jul 29, 2007 1:23 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: My p180 is demoralizing :(
Replies: 20
Views: 7573

what did you clean it with? can any shrapnel or "dust" get into contact of the mobo and ruin the entire system? any pics of your setup?

where can i find these cheap dremels?
by johnnq
Sun Jul 29, 2007 12:31 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: My p180 is demoralizing :(
Replies: 20
Views: 7573

do you have to protect yourself from sparks? i guess that sounds dumb, but i've never cut metal before. is the thing difficult to hold while cutting? i'd be really frightened of cutting a finger off! any pics of your success? i'd like to turn my p180 into a p182...if that makes sense. wires...must.....
by johnnq
Sun Jul 29, 2007 12:19 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: My p180 is demoralizing :(
Replies: 20
Views: 7573

fun...lol. my p180 has been nothing BUT disasters. not to mention the fan controller i just installed. BAD BAD idea...but it does give me complete control over every fan. where did you get the dremel? any guides or protective precautions i should take before tearing apart my case? i've never used a ...
by johnnq
Sun Jul 29, 2007 8:23 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: My p180 is demoralizing :(
Replies: 20
Views: 7573

My p180 is demoralizing :(

ever since i saw this: http://www.silentpcreview.com/article741-page4.html i've been sad. EVERYTHING that's bad about the p180 (enough to force me to almost sell everything) has been fixed. GRRR!!! has anybody has success cutting away at the p180 without spending more than 15 bucks on tools? the air...
by johnnq
Sat Jun 16, 2007 1:45 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: scythe ninja rev 1 or 2?
Replies: 4
Views: 1797

ok guys thanks. i'm gonna go ahead and buy it from the hardforum guy i'll let everybody know how it goes.
by johnnq
Sat Jun 16, 2007 12:28 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: scythe ninja rev 1 or 2?
Replies: 4
Views: 1797

scythe ninja rev 1 or 2?

the 7700alcu on this opty just isn't cutting it. i like the quietness, but i don't like the load temps. will either the original revision or revision B fit on my asus a8n-sli 939 mobo? is cooling significantly better on the second revision? (more than 2C?) is the installation any better? i have the ...
by johnnq
Sun Jun 10, 2007 1:47 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: my brand new opteron 170 idles at 40 and reaches 60!
Replies: 3
Views: 1864

my brand new opteron 170 idles at 40 and reaches 60!

i just swapped out my non overclocked 3200 venice for this brand spankin new opteron 170. my mobo temp always reads 30C, and when the room is hot it reaches 35C (has a hs and 92mm nexus blowing on it). (core temp reports 38,36, but i'll use asus probe readings) my 3200 used to idle at 35ish and reac...
by johnnq
Thu Feb 09, 2006 3:50 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: REAL Antec P180 Door Fix
Replies: 71
Views: 56749

do i call newegg or antec?
by johnnq
Thu Feb 09, 2006 3:47 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Tricool on XP-120?
Replies: 5
Views: 1894

if you already have one, why not? they're not very good fans so don't go out and buy one if you don't have to.
by johnnq
Thu Feb 09, 2006 3:46 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 7700 just not cutting it
Replies: 4
Views: 2090

my idle is around 35ish, but my load is 45ish (goes up to 50 when the room is warm). my point is that i have 3 case fans plus a 7700. the temps aren't anything spectacular and the fan makes a lot of noise (compared to my silent room). i'll try reseating the heatsink i guess.
by johnnq
Wed Feb 08, 2006 5:54 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 7700 just not cutting it
Replies: 4
Views: 2090

7700 just not cutting it

athon 64 3200 at stock with a 7700alcu. antec p180 vf700 5v 3 tricool fans on low it's just...too..loud. and when the room is warm, it peaks at 50C 5v (like 48 at 12v). should i try and reseat the heatsink by spreaking the paste (i just plopped it on last time), and try to mod it with a nexus fan? o...
by johnnq
Fri Jan 06, 2006 6:27 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 7700alcu...very dissapointed
Replies: 7
Views: 2125

oooh ahh. where can i find a guide to do this? (i'll google it after this post :) ). at this point, i don't care if i kill the 7700 risking this mod. it's painfull, not to my ears, but to my wallet. i payed over $100 for quiet parts and this thing RUINED IT ALL! AHHHH
by johnnq
Fri Jan 06, 2006 12:46 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 7700alcu...very dissapointed
Replies: 7
Views: 2125

how far can i safely undervolt this fan? not that it really mattesr...if i spin the fan with my finger i can hear it. what kind of fans have been swapped in?
by johnnq
Thu Jan 05, 2006 7:34 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 7700alcu...very dissapointed
Replies: 7
Views: 2125

7700alcu...very dissapointed

well now i have the following in my p180: 2x 120 tricool fans on low 1x 92 nexus at 12v vf700cu at 5v seasonic430 ZALMAN 7700ALCU..... well i decided that my tricool fans were the source of my noise, but i opened the case anyway. to my suprise, the zalman was making ALL of the noise. even with the c...
by johnnq
Wed Jan 04, 2006 6:46 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: zm-mfc1 should i buy this fan controller?
Replies: 4
Views: 1552

zm-mfc1 should i buy this fan controller?

i'm definitely going to buy a fan controller soon, but i'm not sure which one. i know i can't go wrong with the zalman, but i was really looking for something that: can control many fans like the zalman (i have a p180), has knobs like the zalman, but also checks temps. are there none out there? from...
by johnnq
Tue Jan 03, 2006 1:37 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: HD suspension in a p180?
Replies: 4
Views: 1778

HD suspension in a p180?

has anybody tried it? can it be done? i have a 250gb 7200.8 and the seek noise is very auidible (but relatively quiet). people say that the p150 practically eliminates hd noise and i would definitely like to do the same in my p180.
by johnnq
Tue Jan 03, 2006 1:29 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P180 case fans
Replies: 8
Views: 2295

the tricool fans are NOT silent. i guess they're somewhat quiet, but i wish i had ordered nexus or yate loon fans. they're not very high quality... let me elaborate: seasonic 430 7700alcu on lowest vf700cu on 5v 1x 7200.8 250gb hd 2x tricool fans on lowest the tricool fans by FAR are the loudest (be...
by johnnq
Sat Dec 10, 2005 7:35 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec NeoHE "High-Efficiency"
Replies: 606
Views: 406966

thanks dude. my only concern (first build...) is that my cpu could be dead. if i hvae to send the psu back and i have broken parts, im screwed (even though it's not likely). it's good news that at least one person got his problems sorted out. so many other guys at hardocp still haven't received thei...
by johnnq
Sat Dec 10, 2005 10:39 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec NeoHE "High-Efficiency"
Replies: 606
Views: 406966

thanks...a few more.

so if i bought the p150 now without the system, i could call up antec and ask for an rma (if it is the old version which is most likely)?

do i need to have a system that isn't compatible with the neohe in order to rma it? lastly, if i were to rma, all i pay is shipping?
by johnnq
Sat Dec 10, 2005 8:42 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec NeoHE "High-Efficiency"
Replies: 606
Views: 406966

i have a lot of questions... a while back i remember seeing version 2.2 on monarch. is this the revised version? if not, how is the revised version marked? i was planning on getting the p150 untill all this...so if i got one now and it WASN'T a good unit, how do i go about resolving the problem? i r...