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by kentc
Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:36 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Mini Ninja height
Replies: 5
Views: 2216

I measure 118mm from PCB to top of heatpipe ends on a Biostar TF7050-M2. As discussed previously (can't find the thread now) on SPCR the "bolts" on top of the heatpipes on the Ninja and the Minja is purely cosmetic and can be removed with a varyiyng degree of violence. This will give you a few more ...
by kentc
Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:28 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Update on Flash USB sticks and UDMA CF cards
Replies: 4
Views: 2474

I realize this i snot what you are asking for, but maybe an easier and (probably) better performing solution is a suspended enclosure of your current drive? Like you say the UDMA CF cards are pricey compared with lesser performing cards, a good IDE-adapter costs a bit aswell and success is NOT guara...
by kentc
Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:14 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Good Case with 550-650W PS Included?
Replies: 9
Views: 3193

Any recommendations for a replacement? Or is the noise coming from that tightly spaced rear grille? You ask for more advice after blatantly dismissing Neils very qualified advice above? A moderator, member for 6 years and with close to 5000 posts? I think the best advice you can be given is to go b...
by kentc
Fri Mar 21, 2008 9:09 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Is a fanless PC possible?
Replies: 36
Views: 24938

I've previously posted (can't seem to find it now) an idea to hook the computer up to the household ventilation system. Plenty of airflow and no noise but "ambient".

Kent
by kentc
Tue Mar 18, 2008 2:39 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Underclock PIII/Celeron using pinmod?
Replies: 2
Views: 1413

Hmmm. So I found the datasheet at intel (and a german forum with some helpful illustrations), put nailpolish on a pin that ought t take it down from 1.5v to 1.3v. The result, 1w less from the powersocket?!
In the words of Kevin Kline in A fish called Wanda:
"Disappointed!"

:)
by kentc
Tue Mar 18, 2008 12:54 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Underclock PIII/Celeron using pinmod?
Replies: 2
Views: 1413

Underclock PIII/Celeron using pinmod?

Hello, I'm setting up a new firewall using an old PIII. But I want to lower the already low power requirements even further and so I've been searching how to accomplish that using pinmodding (no options in BIOS). However this information is getting old and I can't find anything reliable. So dear SPC...
by kentc
Tue Mar 18, 2008 12:43 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Need dirt cheap very low power PSU
Replies: 3
Views: 1828

I would probably guess closer to 50% efficient at that low of a load. But even really efficient PSUs aren't going to be very efficient at that low of a load. And even if something was 80% efficient, you're still only talking a couple of watts. So maybe 20W instead of 22W. It seems overkill to me to...
by kentc
Tue Mar 18, 2008 11:42 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Need dirt cheap very low power PSU
Replies: 3
Views: 1828

Need dirt cheap very low power PSU

Hello, I'm gonna add a firewall to my network that'll be very low power and passively cooled: HP mATX motherboard from VL400 series PIII/Celeron 600Mhz (12w) 1x PC133 DIMM 1x CF card on IDE bus 1x PCI NIC With an old Chieftech 300w PSU it draws 22w from the wall. For estetic and noise reasons and be...
by kentc
Wed Mar 12, 2008 3:14 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec NSK-3480: 80-Plus Case
Replies: 65
Views: 41165

Re: long slim screws for the front fans

adarkar wrote:Give me some advices to fix the front fans, please :?:
Nexus Silicon Fan Mounts?
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by kentc
Sun Mar 09, 2008 2:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How much Electricity do you use? How much can you REDUCE it?
Replies: 37
Views: 11449

I actually checked a friends microwave of the same make, to see if it was an error with our model or sample. His used 73w in idle!! For some reason current is constantly flowing to the motor that spins the dish. It can be seen when plugging or unplugging, the dish will twitch slightly. That is terr...
by kentc
Sun Mar 09, 2008 11:08 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How much Electricity do you use? How much can you REDUCE it?
Replies: 37
Views: 11449

kentc, good effort with 175 kWh between two people. Thank you! It's really not that hard I think, when we're as well set up as we are. At first I didn't like it that we had the washing machine and dryer in our apartment. in Sweden it's much more common to share those facilities with the rest of you...
by kentc
Sat Mar 08, 2008 3:52 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How much Electricity do you use? How much can you REDUCE it?
Replies: 37
Views: 11449

About 175kWh per month, two people in a two room apartment, 52m^2. Two computers, forced mechanical ventilation (with some idiotic kind of preheating that I have managed to disable) washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwashing machine. Pretty dark here in the winter :) Heating is district heating f...
by kentc
Sun Aug 19, 2007 11:00 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Any Lian Li V300 owners here?
Replies: 14
Views: 6443

That's a lot of changes. Did you think about buying a different case to start out with if you don't like it that much? Why use 4 x 120mm fans? ("Why not?" ???). I'm guessing noise is not your first priority. I thought of buying every case, but this is the best looking case on the market (in the dim...
by kentc
Sun Aug 19, 2007 1:00 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Any Lian Li V300 owners here?
Replies: 14
Views: 6443

I have some grand plans for my PC-V300: Remove ugly black strip on front panel Remove all the innards Mount slimline slot in CD vertically in the front panel Fill the frontpanel with 4 120mm fans Make custom mounting plate for Seasonic SS-300SFD PSU Make some sort of soft mounted sound isolated HDD-...
by kentc
Sun Aug 19, 2007 5:40 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Mini Ninja at Newegg
Replies: 10
Views: 4449

Plenty of information on the Minja in this thread. Seems the 775 push pins mounts just fine..

Regards,
Kent.
by kentc
Sat Aug 18, 2007 5:14 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Mini Ninja spotted
Replies: 106
Views: 75618

Felger Carbon wrote:Ouch, that hurts! Same problem as the Nina RevB; there's no airflow thru the low extruded HS on standard K8 boards - rats! :cry:
Yes, it sucks. I'm thinking of making a tiny airguide to get some airflow through there. In on one side and out the other?

Kent.
by kentc
Sat Aug 18, 2007 5:10 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Mini Ninja spotted
Replies: 106
Views: 75618

Hi Im just curious, I also have a Lian Li Pc-V300 case. Did the mini ninja fit in the V300 and is it any space left between the cooler and the PSU? The Minja won't fit no. 1) You won't be able to slide the MB tray in and out. I plan to mount the MB with the tray in the case. And 2) it will not fit ...
by kentc
Fri Aug 17, 2007 12:06 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Disappointed with S12-380 (SS-380HB)
Replies: 5
Views: 3652

Ofcourse I should've checked the reviews... My bad! Now I'm gonna go upgrade the server, will post the (hopefully) much improved figures over my current Chieftech PSU in an hour. Edit: Maximum (startup) used to be 245w, now 204w Idle (2GHz/1.4V) used to be: 89w, now: 82w Everyday(*) work now: averag...
by kentc
Thu Aug 16, 2007 11:59 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Mini Ninja spotted
Replies: 106
Views: 75618

It appears from photos at sellers' sites that the Minja K8 mounting has holes at the four corners, and can therefore be mounted at any 90 degree angle. Can any new owner confirm this? I can deny it. Mounted my new Minja yesterday and was only able to mount it one way, ofcourse the way I didn't wan'...
by kentc
Thu Aug 16, 2007 11:11 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: My Biostar TF7025-M2 Review: Biostar Raises the Bar
Replies: 110
Views: 88006

I wasn't thinking flash for power consumption, but for noise. I currently have one of the Samsung 2.5" hard drives, that I connect via USB when I need more storage. My room is so live acoustically that it is a relief to unplug it, even though it was meant to be the quietest drive available when I g...
by kentc
Thu Aug 16, 2007 2:25 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Disappointed with S12-380 (SS-380HB)
Replies: 5
Views: 3652

Only recently have the S12-380s been made 80plus compliant, do you have one of those or one of the earlier ones? Can't find any date of manufacturing on it, S/N R0612AA2B0960794. Could 0612 mean december 2006? No 80+ sticker on it. So hopefully it will perform better in the server then... Thanks fo...
by kentc
Wed Aug 15, 2007 11:42 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Disappointed with S12-380 (SS-380HB)
Replies: 5
Views: 3652

Disappointed with S12-380 (SS-380HB)

Hello, so I just ordered a Seasonic S12-380 for my server, mainly because of efficiency. Just for fun I measured it against my SS-300SFD 80+ Seasonic and was very disappointed with the results: SS-300SFD idle: 25w, max during bootup: 64w SS-380HB idly: 31w, max during bootup: 77w I believe it will b...
by kentc
Wed Aug 15, 2007 11:26 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: My Biostar TF7025-M2 Review: Biostar Raises the Bar
Replies: 110
Views: 88006

How hot is the NB heatsink on this mainboard? I currently have an Asus m2a-vm, and its NB gets hot like hell... so I'm searching another one which doens't run quite as hot. Hot. Mine is not yet in a case (being modded ofcourse :) but flat on the desk and with the original AMD HSF which doesn't give...
by kentc
Tue Aug 14, 2007 12:10 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: My Biostar TF7025-M2 Review: Biostar Raises the Bar
Replies: 110
Views: 88006

Palindroman wrote:@ Kentc: According to Samsung your hard drive is 3.5" but it has the same power specifications as a 2.5" HD. This page can't be right, right?
Well considering I only get a 22w idle, it's probably a very low power HD. 22w wouldn't be possible otherwise I think...

Regards,
Kent.
by kentc
Tue Aug 07, 2007 12:49 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: What is the lowest wattage system you can achieve?
Replies: 62
Views: 27155

22-26w idle from a 7050 / X2 3800+ system:
viewtopic.php?t=41682&start=30#358909
by kentc
Sat Aug 04, 2007 3:25 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: My Biostar TF7025-M2 Review: Biostar Raises the Bar
Replies: 110
Views: 88006

Well, look at how much he's undervolted the cpu. He should try one stick of RAM and no fans. Done: http://img235.imageshack.us/img235/6605/onestickpd8.jpg CD and all but CPU-fan unplugged. RAM and NB on lowest voltage available in BIOS. Power off: http://img235.imageshack.us/img235/2997/standbypr3....
by kentc
Thu Aug 02, 2007 11:58 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: My Biostar TF7025-M2 Review: Biostar Raises the Bar
Replies: 110
Views: 88006

I just ran ye olde power-meter on my setup: Biostar TF7050-M2 Athlon64 X2 3800+ (0.9v/1.0GHz, 1.075v/2.0GHz) 2x1GB 667MHz DDR2 Samsung HD080HJ Panasonic UJ-845-B Slimline Slot-in Nexus 92mm, Nexus 120mm, HSF AMD 70mm fans USB Keyboard, Wireless USB Mouse Seasonic SS-300SFD 80+ Idle: 26w Playing 1080...
by kentc
Thu Jul 26, 2007 4:41 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Mini Ninja spotted
Replies: 106
Views: 75618

I just found it on german ebay for €35 or about $48.

http://tinyurl.com/2r47e4
by kentc
Sat Jan 13, 2007 6:04 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright Ultra-120 passive?
Replies: 4
Views: 2242

Just having a fan near by won't help you much, you really need to duct it to the heatsink. Especially with the kind of temperatures I guess you're getting in Israel.