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by FraGGleR
Mon Oct 19, 2009 4:58 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Can a 150xt + 150 AC adapter Pico handle this?
Replies: 15
Views: 2985

I have undervolted my q6600 ever so slightly from stock and have gotten my idle to around 127w and my peak load to 177(down nearly 50w at peak). This is with a HD4850 and a standard 3.5" harddrive installed. I haven't looked too hard, but I am wondering if simply removing the HD4850 from the system ...
by FraGGleR
Sat Oct 17, 2009 6:21 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Can a 150xt + 150 AC adapter Pico handle this?
Replies: 15
Views: 2985

Haven't given up all hope. Since most people who have chimed in so far think that the 150 is cutting it really close, do most people think the 200 should be fine, then? If I can do that, I can go with a Ninja inside the case (6.9 inch case height, 150mm height for ninja), which is great since all I ...
by FraGGleR
Fri Oct 02, 2009 10:15 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Can a 150xt + 150 AC adapter Pico handle this?
Replies: 15
Views: 2985

Thanks for everyone's feedback. Basically, it it would work, it would just barely work, and that makes everyone, including myself, nervous. I have been wearing headphones quite a bit recently thanks to headfi.org, so in reality, I will not hear my computer even if everything was stock. I may try to ...
by FraGGleR
Thu Oct 01, 2009 1:09 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Can a 150xt + 150 AC adapter Pico handle this?
Replies: 15
Views: 2985

That's what I was afraid of. Looks like I would have to use the included PSU and hope it is quiet enough for me. Darn this website. I have such high standards now. BTW, if extension cables were used, could I some how use the PSU outside the case? I have a super quiet Silverstone in my big rig that I...
by FraGGleR
Thu Oct 01, 2009 6:09 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Can a 150xt + 150 AC adapter Pico handle this?
Replies: 15
Views: 2985

Can a 150xt + 150 AC adapter Pico handle this?

Core 2 Quad Q6600 (G0 stepping) stock speed 2 sticks of DDR2 800 ram 2.5 inch 5400rpm Samsung 320gb HDD Zotac 9300 mini-ITX board 2 120mm fans (one on a Scythe Shuriken, one built into the case) All USB peripherals (including DVD burner) will be plugged in and powered by a powered hub. I have tried ...
by FraGGleR
Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:04 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: How quiet are shuttles? Need breadbox, desktop solution.
Replies: 13
Views: 6436

Wow a reply from Mike C himself. I am honestly a little excited by that :) Yeah, that 40mm is the main reason I asked. Most of the time, this computer would just be for watching movies or serving music so the q6600 would be overkill, and the laptop drive wouldn't matter. However, there are times whe...
by FraGGleR
Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:49 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: How quiet are shuttles? Need breadbox, desktop solution.
Replies: 13
Views: 6436

Oh, and could I run something like this off of a Pico PSU? DVD burner, q6600 4 sticks of ddr2 ram, laptop harddrive, and onboard graphics? I would put all USB accessories on an externally powered hub.
by FraGGleR
Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:44 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: How quiet are shuttles? Need breadbox, desktop solution.
Replies: 13
Views: 6436

How quiet are shuttles? Need breadbox, desktop solution.

Ok, trying to find the lowest cost way to build a quiet, breadbox computer. Ideally, I could take the Q6600 and ram from my current big quiet computer (P150) and stuff it inside something ready to go. First off, how quiet are Shuttles? They have some awfully small fans in them, but most Newegg revie...
by FraGGleR
Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:41 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Advice for quiet SFF build
Replies: 3
Views: 3103

Advice for quiet SFF build

Having just finished getting my tower as quiet as I like a month ago, I have decided that I don't like how big it is (Antec P150). I will be going back to school soon and will most likely be in an itty bitty apartment where space (even perceived space) will be at a premium. Listed below are all the ...
by FraGGleR
Sun Jul 12, 2009 8:42 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: First silent build: SOLO, Q9550 & Scythe Ninja, etc.
Replies: 6
Views: 4823

Are you sure you need all those fans? My computer is based on the P150 as well, with a Silverstone 700watt PSU (the stock fan died and has been replaced by a Scythe 1200rpm Slipstream @ ~5v using a Zalman fanmate), a passive Ninja on my Q6600 @2.8ghz, the stock Antec Tri-Cool on Low, with 4gb G.Skil...
by FraGGleR
Fri Mar 09, 2007 7:06 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: e6300 cooling in a silverstone lc-17
Replies: 0
Views: 1039

e6300 cooling in a silverstone lc-17

I have been running a p4 2.8ghz with agp in my HTPC for a couple years now and have decided to upgrade it to something more modern and efficient for the minimum I can spend. I have a scythe ninja cooling my e6300 in a tower, but I fear it is too big for my lc-17. I am looking for suggestions for a l...
by FraGGleR
Thu Aug 10, 2006 6:49 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New rig... Can you make it even more quiet???
Replies: 23
Views: 8543

i have posted all over this forum about my new build (proud papa!) I find it inaudible over my air conditioning. I would suggest the ASrock 775dual-vsta mobo. It is completely passive, can run ddr or ddr2, and best of all only costs about $60. I have found it to be quite stable. www.anandtech.com ha...
by FraGGleR
Thu Aug 10, 2006 6:29 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Average Core 2 Duo build
Replies: 28
Views: 12828

ok, didn't realize you need the programming processor power. e6600 is definitely the sweet spot for you then. the ninja mounting for socket 775 is not too hard. you need to add a backplate (pretty easy to lineup the self stick foam on it), and then screw in the retention brackets. I use a zalman fan...
by FraGGleR
Thu Aug 10, 2006 6:21 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: New rig,AMD or Conroe for the best performance/price?
Replies: 62
Views: 22303

Here is what I did: e6300 core 2 duo - $210 Asrock 775dual-vsta mobo - $60 (the 965 chipset isn't mature yet so this is a stop gap, although it runs very nicely right now. i don't overclock). 2 gb corsair value select DDR2 667 ram - $155 anandtech.com has good things to say about the processor, mobo...
by FraGGleR
Thu Aug 10, 2006 5:56 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Dead silent PC (and I mean DEAD = 0 dB)
Replies: 35
Views: 12769

The effectively silent principle is quite true. I just finished building a brand new core 2 duo rig based off of the recommendations here at spcr. I was about to swap out the tri cool fan that came with my p150 for a low speed yate loon, but realized that I couldn't hear it on low over the aircondit...
by FraGGleR
Wed Aug 09, 2006 11:06 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: What cases fit a Scythe Ninja? Antec P150?
Replies: 5
Views: 3288

it is a beast, but as said before, most antec tower cases will have plenty of case width to handle it. i just mounted mine on an asrock 775dual-vsta mobo in a p150 with just under an inch to spare all the way around. I love that the ninja is elevated around the socket so it doesn't get in the way of...
by FraGGleR
Wed Aug 09, 2006 11:02 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: ASRock 775Dual-VSTA. A cheap upgrade to Core 2?
Replies: 16
Views: 7500

I am using this board with an e6300 and some corsair valueselect ddr2 ram. runs circles around my "old" p4 2.8ghz machine. can't complain at all. easy to setup, would definitely recommend until the 965 chipsets matures. I got it for less that $60. I mounted a Scythe Ninja on this in a P150 and it al...
by FraGGleR
Wed Aug 09, 2006 9:50 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Average Core 2 Duo build
Replies: 28
Views: 12828

The e6600 seems to be complete overkill if you are not going to be doing major gaming or encoding. The e6300 will be more than enough for your needs and is a wicked overclocker if you found down the road that you needed the power. That will save you at least $100 and will get the best bang for your ...
by FraGGleR
Mon Jun 12, 2006 11:23 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: safe to put two fans on a single fanmate 2?
Replies: 7
Views: 2646

I will start off using the stock silverstone 80mm fans and see what types of noise vs cooling performance I can get. Otherwise, I will probably go with some panaflo's or maybe give the new arctic cooling fans a shot. thanks for the info.
by FraGGleR
Wed Jun 07, 2006 9:41 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: safe to put two fans on a single fanmate 2?
Replies: 7
Views: 2646

safe to put two fans on a single fanmate 2?

I don't know enough about voltages to figure it out. I have 2 80mm fans that evacuate air from my case and I want to be able to control their voltage with a fanmate. Would using a 3pin splitter and a fanmate 2 work? Or will I need a fanmate for each of the fans? Thanks!
by FraGGleR
Wed May 24, 2006 12:29 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: quiet 60mm fan vs 60 to 80mm adapter
Replies: 5
Views: 3746

Thanks for the heads up. I will try the 60 to 80 adapter first since I have it already. Eventually this rig will be put into a better case, this is just a temporary home.
by FraGGleR
Wed May 24, 2006 11:38 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: quiet 60mm fan vs 60 to 80mm adapter
Replies: 5
Views: 3746

quiet 60mm fan vs 60 to 80mm adapter

Hi guys, Do you think I will have better results quieting down a microATX case with a single 60mm fan by swapping in a quieter 60mm fan, or by using a 60 to 80mm adapter on the outside. I didn't know if the adapter itself might create turbulence, vibration, etc. that would offset the benefit of a bi...
by FraGGleR
Wed Apr 12, 2006 6:18 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Looking to buy a mid perfomace card (6600GT)
Replies: 5
Views: 2211

a 6600gt is about the sweet spot for agp graphics. there are more powerful cards, but the cost is way too high. the x1600 series or perhaps the older x800 series would be equivalent if they are available in AGP. The 7600gs should be better than all those options, but I wasn't aware that they were be...
by FraGGleR
Wed Mar 01, 2006 9:50 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet 6600GT
Replies: 24
Views: 7649

Have you heard the Leadtek stock fan? I have it and was about to mod it, but I don't find it objectionable. Of course this is an old gaming rig that I expect to be louder than my HTPC, in which I have a 9800pro with an Arctic Cooling silencer on it. I have had no problems with the silencer since I g...
by FraGGleR
Wed Jan 18, 2006 9:28 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 220w PSU enough for HTPC?
Replies: 9
Views: 2830

How much do you think a 7800gt would alter the psu figures? I currently have a similar setup, but want to be able to toss in a high performance video card should I need to. I was debating between the Seasonic 330 and the 380 (unless I really need more). Athlon 64 3200+ Venice core(stock cooler tempo...
by FraGGleR
Fri Dec 23, 2005 1:36 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: nVidia 6150 / 430 based motherboards, ok for Vista?
Replies: 2
Views: 1369

On paper, it should work. If you have your heart set on vista with all the eyecandy, you can always add a new graphics card. Today's mid range will be tomorrows low end and should more than be able to handle vista.
by FraGGleR
Thu Dec 22, 2005 7:56 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice for my P4/2.4 GHz --> HTPC / living room server
Replies: 3
Views: 1641

Check out HTPCnews forums for info on the LC17 (they have a post with pictures that is 28pages long). It is the case I am considering getting. The included fans are supposedly pretty quiet, but you may consider getting a couple more for intake and HDD cooling. The power supply should be just fine, p...
by FraGGleR
Tue Dec 13, 2005 11:19 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Media PC build -- questions, comments, suggestions
Replies: 14
Views: 4043

Yes, there is a similar adapter that Asus sells that has both optical and coax SPDIF outs. The 6200 and the 6150 are probably about the same. The main point I was making is that for $20 more than your selected board, you could get a 6150 board and not need that video card or the sound card (nor the ...
by FraGGleR
Tue Dec 13, 2005 9:58 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Media PC build -- questions, comments, suggestions
Replies: 14
Views: 4043

According to Microsoft, if you are trying to playback HD content recorded in WMV, you will need much more than a Sempron. http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/content_provider/film/ChoosingPC.aspx You will need a mid to high range Athlon 64 or a something with dual core or an old HT enabled...