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by AMDforlife
Sat Nov 28, 2009 8:03 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Ultra X4 750W giveaway@Rbmods.com
Replies: 0
Views: 956

Ultra X4 750W giveaway@Rbmods.com

http://forum.rbmailing.com/phpbb/vie...php?f=7&t=1992 Another contest! This time we have teamed up with Ultra to give one Ultra X4 750W PSU to a lucky winner. You can find more info about the produc here, http://www.ultraproducts.com/applica...ampaignID=1111 So what do you have to do? This time I w...
by AMDforlife
Sat Sep 26, 2009 9:34 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet Video Card - Dual VGA
Replies: 5
Views: 1710

Yes you want a video card with DVI-I output. This can be converted to VGA with the proper adapter (included with most video cards for the many years). I have configured a lot of these setups at work. Dual, VGA-only LCDs having to be run from video cards without dual VGA outputs. Ha! The work around ...
by AMDforlife
Thu Mar 12, 2009 4:21 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My new server
Replies: 4
Views: 3131

Looks decent from the (sarcasm) 2 whole pics you have shown us! (/sarcaasm) :twisted: Just kidding around, but I would definitely like to see more pics. Like how you wired the back, perhaps some more of the HDD suspension. Hey why not one of the case in its natural habitat? I really do like the clea...
by AMDforlife
Fri Dec 05, 2008 11:40 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Krick's Antec NSK3480 - behind the tray cable management
Replies: 28
Views: 44559

Very nice work! The result is a system that looks like it was well thought out and plenty of time was invested in it. It has a quality look to it. I really like the look of the grommets. They really clean the look up. I have done a build in the 3480 before and it is an excellent case, great choice. ...
by AMDforlife
Sat Nov 08, 2008 12:06 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: WTB: Antec SLK3000 (or 3700BQE) front door
Replies: 6
Views: 1777

I bought a used Antec NSK4480 with a terribly jig-sawed side panel. The guy was trying to mod it and gave up, I got a great deal but one bad panel. I called Antec and they sent me a perfect replacement side panel free of charge as well!

Get a hold of Antec and they will take care of you as well.
by AMDforlife
Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:55 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silverstone SG01-F
Replies: 4
Views: 10114

Very sparse indeed! No sound card, video card or even a CPU fan! Wow.

Looks to have very good airflow for such a small case.

Does the PSU fan spin loud with the CPU heatsink's hot air rising directly into it?! Man that PSU must run pretty hot.

How are CPU temps with that setup?
by AMDforlife
Mon Oct 20, 2008 1:29 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: C. Zoui's Heavily-Modified NSK3480 (updated Oct 17, 2008)
Replies: 38
Views: 25692

Zoui, how can you live without front USB on your case?! lol :lol:

I guess your LCD could have a USB hub and that would suffice. I still like having as many easy to access USB ports as I can.
by AMDforlife
Mon Oct 20, 2008 1:18 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Extensive pic. on my setup & Arctic C. Accelero TWIN TUR
Replies: 20
Views: 6109

That makes me think about a top fan... so many things to do...
You gotta be kidding... :shock:

The last thing you need to do is add more fans.

Oh ya and adding foam to this case is pointless. You need to ... remove fans... period. The side fan on the window for sure needs to go.
by AMDforlife
Sun Oct 19, 2008 4:47 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: C. Zoui's Heavily-Modified NSK3480 (updated Oct 17, 2008)
Replies: 38
Views: 25692

This case, and mod work, is seriously impressive, well done C Zoui. :)

My one "issue" / question is about the first pic: are the DVD / floppy bay's paint really that different-looking than the case? Those bays look nearly grey, I'm thinking it must be the camera and or lighting.
by AMDforlife
Sun Oct 19, 2008 4:37 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Updated P180B
Replies: 7
Views: 3705

It would be nice if you rotated your pic, so everyone who looks at it doesn't have to rotate their neck. :roll: Thanks!

Looks real nice and clean tho, I gotta say I like it!
by AMDforlife
Sat Oct 18, 2008 5:04 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Budget Music Computer built in NSK4480 (updated Oct 14)
Replies: 15
Views: 6590

How did you attach that foam to the steel pieces of the case? Was it pre-applied on one side of the foam?
by AMDforlife
Fri Oct 17, 2008 7:07 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Extensive pic. on my setup & Arctic C. Accelero TWIN TUR
Replies: 20
Views: 6109

Dude you have way too many 80mm fans running! :shock: You can remove the side 80mm fan cuz you sure have enough VGA cooling! :P I have nearly the exact same case, but an Antec design. I'll show some pics of how I modded it to fit a 120mm fan. Also I found a better way to mount the fans (those purple...
by AMDforlife
Sat Aug 09, 2008 11:33 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Is this GFX card running too hot?
Replies: 2
Views: 956

Yeah a "hot pocket" sounds about right. The system does not have an intake fan. Besides the 120mm fan in the PSU, the only exhaust is a 92mm fan at 1500rpm. I could add an 80mm intake fan but I would want to use a real quiet one and it can only be mounted in front of my HDD. That drive is located di...
by AMDforlife
Sat Aug 09, 2008 10:17 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Is this GFX card running too hot?
Replies: 2
Views: 956

Is this GFX card running too hot?

Hi everyone, My question is how hot is "too hot" for this video card running passively. The gfx card is an old MSI GF4 Ti4200, I removed the stock cooler and attached a small P3 heatsink. I used a drop of AS5 paste in the middle and four smaller drops of some sort of super glue to adhere the heatsin...
by AMDforlife
Fri Aug 08, 2008 10:21 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need Speedfan to Run at Startup
Replies: 6
Views: 3542

Modo, thank you very much! I figured out how to get Speedfan to do exactly what I wanted. I should also thank kimx since adding Speedfan to the startup folder got me started. Then, I configured the loud fan to only run at 10% when below 40*C and less than 55*C. This way my GPU fan (which was the iss...
by AMDforlife
Tue Aug 05, 2008 10:57 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need Speedfan to Run at Startup
Replies: 6
Views: 3542

Hi again, No the system is not the one in my sig. The problem here is the user who will be operating the machine from 9-5pm daily, will not be me. Thus they I will not expect them to open and operate speedfan. I have plenty of experience with speedfan on my own machine and I must manually bring down...
by AMDforlife
Sat Aug 02, 2008 10:48 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need Speedfan to Run at Startup
Replies: 6
Views: 3542

Thanks for the tip. bud. I forgot to add, I need to get Speedfan to load a "quiet fan profile" once ran. I could do this very easily with ATi Tool when I owned an ATI radeon X800XL. It worked like a charm, running at startup, then auto-loading the profile. I'm hoping Speedfan can do the same thing f...
by AMDforlife
Fri Aug 01, 2008 11:24 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need Speedfan to Run at Startup
Replies: 6
Views: 3542

Need Speedfan to Run at Startup

Hi everyone, I am attempting to quiet an office computer using Speedfan 4.34. It looks like I can lower the CPU and GPU fans using Speedfan just fine. The only thing is I want the computer to load these settings every time Windows loads up. Don't it manually every time will not suffice. Does anyone ...
by AMDforlife
Fri Aug 01, 2008 1:42 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: '04 Era 2600+ Barton Rig. Later Updated to 120mm and Si-97.
Replies: 8
Views: 4187

Thanks for the extra info. I'm glad to hear you are undervolting your fans. haha noticed the pun after I wrote that. Indeed, older steel is very hard to "dremel- away." The wiring is much better after the second revisions were done to the case. Good job there. I don't mind the video card cooling set...
by AMDforlife
Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:07 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: '04 Era 2600+ Barton Rig. Later Updated to 120mm and Si-97.
Replies: 8
Views: 4187

Good effort overall. Good call on the TR Si-97, I got one of those for $15 cdn a few months back. Im curious, are you undervolting any of those fans? I'm pretty sure I have that exact same 92mm zalman fan and 80mm Antec fan. At full speeds, those fans are like "drill - loud". There is no way foam ca...
by AMDforlife
Tue Jul 15, 2008 12:22 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My New Box
Replies: 6
Views: 4151

I enjoyed reading most of your computer history and upgrade "story." Don't take this the wrong way please, but you seem to be from the "old school," I don't think that's bad at all. Very conservative with your systems, "stability and efficiency first" kind of thinking. You know what works and what d...
by AMDforlife
Thu Jul 10, 2008 7:31 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: mini p180 + HDD box + undervolted fans
Replies: 37
Views: 33172

Wow.

You must really hate hearing your hard drive seek! My goodness talk about thorough! Good job, lots of obvious effort shown. That hard drive contraption is a piece of art. I certainly appreciate it at least.

Are those floor tiles used in the HDD box?
by AMDforlife
Sun Jul 06, 2008 10:02 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Lian-Li A10 Project
Replies: 37
Views: 20107

Thanks for the reply. She sure is a gorgeous case. Nice and big too so easy to work in I bet. I'd love one to replace my Antec beater but I'm not to eager to rebuild my aging machine. Maybe you could sell the S2 and put the cash towards an S1? I've got an S1 on my 8800GT. I tested it passive but my ...
by AMDforlife
Sun Jul 06, 2008 5:06 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Lian-Li A10 Project
Replies: 37
Views: 20107

Hi, greetings from Canada! First, I really enjoyed reading your thread and seeing the progress in both noise and temperatures. Just a few things to comment on : 1 - I'm curious about the AC S2 and the initial idea to cool your 9600GT with the 120mm (modded to fit) in front of it in a 5.25" bay. That...
by AMDforlife
Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:52 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Case swap: CoolerMaster Elite 340 --> P180 mini
Replies: 11
Views: 6119

To be fair to Antec, they weren't going to create a 200mm fan that would please everyone. I'm sure some people will think its very quiet at medium speed, while others will say it is too loud on low. That's just how people are. Sadly, your in the latter grouping. To be brutally honest, I think your a...
by AMDforlife
Wed Jun 04, 2008 8:03 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Quiet Puppy... Linux Box
Replies: 2
Views: 2690

Hi Isaac, Yes it was your idea! I copied it awhile back in Apr. of 06. Thank u for the idea. I will pass this on to others for certain. It really is quite ingenious. I am very pleased with the current method because it is so effective. The hard drive noise is basically a non-issue now. I'm not too c...
by AMDforlife
Wed Jun 04, 2008 2:21 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Quiet Puppy... Linux Box
Replies: 2
Views: 2690

My Quiet Puppy... Linux Box

Greetings! So this is a very outdated spec-wise machine. But it runs Puppy Linux very well. It's my secondary / Internet browsing / almost 24/7 uptime /quiet PC .... my main system is too loud to consider quiet / post here. Every part has come from another PC and re-used to make this frankenstein sy...
by AMDforlife
Fri May 23, 2008 9:14 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: nsk3400 rev3 (10 pics 953kb)
Replies: 13
Views: 9087

Kudos to ya for the choice of case! I really like how small and simple the design is. Also excellent wire management and wow keeping that system very cool. Is your CPU o/c'ed? I don't think your sig mentions whether or not it is. However, I'm not sure if its just the photos, but the paint job doesn'...
by AMDforlife
Tue Feb 26, 2008 9:03 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: MSI NX8800GT 512M Photos and Comments
Replies: 35
Views: 25726

Good idea going for the 3480. I made an office system recently with the nsk3480. It was a pleasure to work with. Very good case / psu for the price. It has a sophisticated look that I like a lot.
by AMDforlife
Thu Feb 21, 2008 9:29 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: MSI NX8800GT 512M Photos and Comments
Replies: 35
Views: 25726

HAHA +1 you got my post before I edited it. Yeah I was worried about my Antec 430W Earthwatts being enough but nope its solid as a rock even with the CPU clocked up an extra 25%.

Now to look into that PSU you have there... :D