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by picture_perfect
Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:08 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Mac Pro
Replies: 1
Views: 2079

Mac Pro

I hope you guys here at Spcr get around to reviewing this crazy thing. Finally looks like someone built architecture around cooling performance and not visa versa. Certainly seems interesting. Is this thinking outside the ATX box? No heatpipes, one fan (140mm?), but retains power. http://www.anandte...
by picture_perfect
Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:30 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Can Rear case fan interfere with CPU fan?
Replies: 8
Views: 3145

Re: Can Rear case fan interfere with CPU fan?

Thanks, this site has been invaluable over the years.
by picture_perfect
Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:03 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Can Rear case fan interfere with CPU fan?
Replies: 8
Views: 3145

Re: Can Rear case fan interfere with CPU fan?

On second thought I'll find a way to go with the standard push-pull setup mentioned, and bypass these questions. Much easier and if the fans can run @ 7v I should be happy.
by picture_perfect
Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:25 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Can Rear case fan interfere with CPU fan?
Replies: 8
Views: 3145

Re: Can Rear case fan interfere with CPU fan?

Thanks, the ram is standard Corsair. Actually i'm not worried about CPU temps right now as the cooler seems effective (45c max w/ prime 95). I would really, really like to take out the rear case fan though; especially if it contributes nothing (or hinders? cooling). Just a bit worried about the VRM'...
by picture_perfect
Wed Nov 13, 2013 3:03 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Can Rear case fan interfere with CPU fan?
Replies: 8
Views: 3145

Re: Can Rear case fan interfere with CPU fan?

the CPU fan is mounted sucking air through the fins towards the back? Thanks for he reply. The CPU fan pulls air through the cooler. The ram interferes with the fan when it's mounted on the other side. You'd get more advantage mounting it on the other side Is it true airflow is also better on the f...
by picture_perfect
Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:20 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Can Rear case fan interfere with CPU fan?
Replies: 8
Views: 3145

Can Rear case fan interfere with CPU fan?

Did a quick search but anyway, If my audible rear case fan is under-volted, producing less CFM than the the CPU fan. 1) Does the rear case fan hinder CPU fan flow. 2) Would the CPU fan alone provide better exhaust out the back (over the VRM's). Is it better to remove the (only) case fan? Note: The C...
by picture_perfect
Tue Jun 11, 2013 5:50 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: New Mac Pro - ~10"H x ~7" diameter black cylinder
Replies: 62
Views: 42664

Re: New Mac Pro - ~10"H x ~7" diameter black cylinder

Does it require special graphics card ect. to interface with the vertical heat sink. If so, probably no off-the-shelf upgrades. You can use thunderbolt ports for "external" expandability though. Though dual gfx cards are enough for me, you can add more with modular graphics card cases like this. I t...
by picture_perfect
Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:17 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: New Mac Pro - ~10"H x ~7" diameter black cylinder
Replies: 62
Views: 42664

Re: New Mac Pro - ~10"H x ~7" diameter black cylinder

The single top fan is a neat idea but is it practical for such a high end setup considering there are no dedicated heat sinks/fans...Any heat pipes in that center cavity? Where is the PSU anyway? Did Intel design the form factor? What kind of limb is Apple going out on this time? Will all desktops l...
by picture_perfect
Mon Oct 05, 2009 4:33 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: BTX or ATX?
Replies: 6
Views: 5451

BTX was an Intel-promoted standard that never caught on due to several factors. The main factor was the high cost to MB manufacturers to redesign the well-understood ATX standard. The direct as well as hidden costs were too much, especially since the primary driver for the re-design was the ill-fat...
by picture_perfect
Mon Oct 05, 2009 12:01 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: BTX or ATX?
Replies: 6
Views: 5451

BTX or ATX?

Its time to build a new PC but what happened to BTX? I hear Intel dropped it and see little mention of it even here. What happened to the cooling/noise improvements? Any direct ATX/BTX comparisons? i'd still consider it. p.s. i'm hearing BTX isn't as relevant since PC cooling and noise has become a ...
by picture_perfect
Fri Apr 27, 2007 11:49 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: wall mounted pc
Replies: 34
Views: 20640

abe wrote:where did you buy the power switch and is that a reset (labeled "R") button under it?
http://www.xoxide.com/acrylicpanel.html
by picture_perfect
Thu Jan 25, 2007 10:39 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec Neo HE PSU Users Poll
Replies: 355
Views: 439023

Devonavar wrote:I take it you're talking about the unit that caused your clock to reset
yes it was the psu. thought i would post the info. its ok now with the seasonic. thanks again.

:wink:
by picture_perfect
Wed Jan 24, 2007 11:17 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec Neo HE PSU Users Poll
Replies: 355
Views: 439023

Should i do an RMA? (neo430 is august 06). Anybody at SPCR know if there has been a fix. Devonavar?

thanks.
by picture_perfect
Mon Dec 25, 2006 1:08 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec Neo HE PSU Users Poll
Replies: 355
Views: 439023

:!:

system clock resets after a long power off. other bios settings unaffected. just mentioning it.


update 12/29/06 : the neo doesn't boot much anymore.

update 1/25/07 : replaced neo with seasonic s430. powers up and system clock now ok!
by picture_perfect
Thu Nov 30, 2006 11:11 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: SPCR Designed Computer Systems
Replies: 216
Views: 292772

just wondering how ducting the neo affected the case temps (i can see why it was ducted because the neo in my p150 really ramps up under load)
by picture_perfect
Sun Nov 26, 2006 7:34 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: core 2 duo temps
Replies: 0
Views: 1486

core 2 duo temps

intel core 2 duo temperature recommendations:>



http://download.intel.com/design/proces ... 327802.pdf
by picture_perfect
Sun Nov 26, 2006 3:30 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: cpu fan control from mobo
Replies: 4
Views: 2860

i have the same problem controlling the zalman 9500 (3-pin cpu fan) on my 4-pin abit board. right now it runs @ 100%. the options arent that great that i can see: 1) worst: attach the 3-pin zalman to one of the 3-pin fan headers which unfortunately, only adjust down to 8v (9500 is still very loud). ...
by picture_perfect
Mon Nov 13, 2006 11:12 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec Neo HE PSU Users Poll
Replies: 355
Views: 439023

Re: Failed NeoHE 430

picture_perfect wrote: ill give it one more shot in my core2 duo system comming next week. keep ya posted.

the neo powers up the new intel system (occasionally stops and restarts though. once or twice it was not able to restart). this is an ABIT ab9pro board.
by picture_perfect
Fri Nov 03, 2006 11:25 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec Neo HE PSU Users Poll
Replies: 355
Views: 439023

Re: Failed NeoHE 430

jacorob wrote:
jacorob wrote:
Fun fun. My advice, stay away from NeoHE if you have an Asus motherboard.
Bob
its not just asus though as in my case (BFG). has anybody isolated the problem?

ill give it one more shot in my core2 duo system comming next week. keep ya posted.
by picture_perfect
Sun Oct 22, 2006 3:39 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec Neo HE PSU Users Poll
Replies: 355
Views: 439023

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psu - neo he430 serial # S06080322047 revision - A4 vendor - page computer ordered - oct 14, 2006 mobo - bfg VNF4U mobo model - NF-CK804 - VN61F210C-00 chipset - n-force 4 ultra plug&play version - 1.0 smbios/dmi version - 2.20 bios - phoenix-award ver. 6.00 PG turns on, quits immediatly (got it ru...
by picture_perfect
Sun Oct 08, 2006 7:25 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: wall mounted pc
Replies: 34
Views: 20640

your right, 2 sata and 2 ide fit vertically (see pic above) and it would help cooling to some degree.
by picture_perfect
Fri Sep 29, 2006 10:59 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: wall mounted pc
Replies: 34
Views: 20640

well i though i would try to conclude this with a comparison of the same system in a P150. the theories that went into the wall case are put to the test 1) dedicated airflow and 2) as linus said "passive assist". its not always a fair compaison for reasons explained below but anyway.. wall case idle...
by picture_perfect
Fri Aug 11, 2006 3:05 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My supersilent wooden server/internet pc
Replies: 18
Views: 12405

some birds-eye maple all over would be nice (and expensive).

one question. iv seen a couple wood cases here with no mention of motherboard grounding. just wondering if you experience any erratic behavior or connection problems.
by picture_perfect
Wed May 31, 2006 10:21 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My system with couple of classic fans
Replies: 3
Views: 3117

wow the zalman w/all those heatpipes performed worse - even mounted at the bottom. if you can please add the temps on those two drives.
by picture_perfect
Fri May 26, 2006 8:57 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: 24/7 rig
Replies: 4
Views: 9209

jazz two questions. how is the dynamat for staying put..i tried another brand which didn't stick too well. the other thing is do you see any problem in using additional seperate bricks for more power, say two for the videocard, one for the atx connector ect... maybe in your case you could substite t...
by picture_perfect
Sun May 21, 2006 1:07 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Latest Victim >D
Replies: 3
Views: 2472

sounds like the temps are nice & low. btw i'll be adding some mods to the wallmount so check back sometime.
by picture_perfect
Sat May 20, 2006 4:17 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Latest Victim >D
Replies: 3
Views: 2472

did you happen to record any temperatures before/after. i've been wondering if adding enough foam can actually raise temperatures inside a case. foam being an insulator and all.
by picture_perfect
Fri May 12, 2006 8:29 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: wall mounted pc
Replies: 34
Views: 20640

there's a new cad program i have to install and maybe ill try some of these ideas out.
by picture_perfect
Wed May 10, 2006 1:52 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: wall mounted pc
Replies: 34
Views: 20640

quite alright. and btw, i appreciate the great comments that has come from everyone and suggestions as well. if i get you right, you mean move the psu/hdd/cd to the opposite (left side). i see no problem with that. additionally, a 90 degree psu cord might help... http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/9...
by picture_perfect
Tue May 09, 2006 1:48 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: wall mounted pc
Replies: 34
Views: 20640

What kind of tools did the metalwork require? Your cuts & bends look very precise - not something I think I could duplicate with the hand tools I have laying around. Jay i got by with a jigsaw and drill basically. its not like i know much about metalwork. in fact if you look it's mainly just alumin...