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by thegoldenstrand
Sat Aug 22, 2009 7:38 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Can't get Slim Drive to open and shut in SGO6 mini itx case
Replies: 5
Views: 1407

Thanks for the input

Drive gets stuck all the time both opening and shutting it.. think I will lose the right screw and loosen the others slightly and report back.. seems to hit case top on way out and get stuck and gets stuck on way back in... I am thinking I should have bought a slot slim drive. Silverstone's case wou...
by thegoldenstrand
Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:44 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Can't get Slim Drive to open and shut in SGO6 mini itx case
Replies: 5
Views: 1407

Can't get Slim Drive to open and shut in SGO6 mini itx case

Hi, I am on my second try to install Sony Optiarc Slim Sata Drive model number AD-7590S. Per case instructions I secured optical drive at four corners two toward back of case and two toward the front of case. Drive pops open about 3/4ths of an inch instead of all the way and can't close on its own. ...
by thegoldenstrand
Thu Jul 23, 2009 6:55 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Looking for good HTPC case with slim Depth!
Replies: 27
Views: 17021

if depth is a concern... how about Mt. Jade options

http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=438733&sid=70a81bc6bf417f519bd07a091980b6da http://www.apextechusa.com/products.asp?pID=116 In-Win has some interesting cases to consider for mini-itx and micro-atx and you could always mod em to improve cooling and noise. http://www.in-win.us/pro...
by thegoldenstrand
Thu Jul 23, 2009 4:17 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Lian Li PC-Q07 ... Mini ITX
Replies: 82
Views: 130555

Fortunately, better video cards will come out in time

Michael, It would be great to get input from Neil Blanchard and Mike Chin... In regards to HD 4770 not fitting... that is just not yet. I imagine a year from now cards faster and using less power will fit. What about raising pci slot from half height to full height? Is that something you plan on doi...
by thegoldenstrand
Thu Jul 23, 2009 8:51 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Lian Li PC-Q07 ... Mini ITX
Replies: 82
Views: 130555

Looking forward to seeing what can be fit in the case?

Michael, Will you be able to fit a HD 4770 or other 8 inch full height card? Is a mod of the pci-e slot from half height to full something you would want to do? Could you fit longer card with one of these? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=350204890281#shId...
by thegoldenstrand
Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:24 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Lian Li PC-Q07 ... Mini ITX
Replies: 82
Views: 130555

Could 1/2 height slot be modded to full height?

Is there (enough) space under(neath) the graphics board for a passive cooling solution such as (the) AC Accelero (the smaller version) ? The space between point A and B is 40 mm : http://www.abload.de/img/pc-q07graphicscard-botfu74.png Is there any easy way to mod a half height pci slot to being a ...
by thegoldenstrand
Tue Jul 14, 2009 8:52 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Recommended mini power supplies and adaptors?
Replies: 0
Views: 1667

Recommended mini power supplies and adaptors?

Anyone have a list put together of what goes best with what? I just bought a PicoPSU-150-XT for my first mini-itx build. I bought this psu and a 150W AC-DC adaptor from http://www.short-circuit.com/ I noticed mini-box only had adaptors up to its 102 W to go with it, but I didn't want to worry about ...
by thegoldenstrand
Sun Jul 12, 2009 3:17 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: ZERO MOVING PARTS??? My new HTPC wants to be 100% silent!!!
Replies: 32
Views: 17062

Did your heatsink clear the back of your optical drive?

That is a good sized heatsink you were considering putting in the case. From reviews it might do the job and keep things cool but some kind of breeze would be needed. I am preparing for a mini itx build right now and even though some here don't like the lian li case.. by using standard components an...
by thegoldenstrand
Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:38 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Any thoughts on OCZ ModXStream Power supplies?
Replies: 4
Views: 3552

Any thoughts on OCZ ModXStream Power supplies?

Since OCZ introduced them they are cheaper with rebates than similarly powerful psus from antec, corsair, enermax, and seasonic. Are the new ModXstreams any good and worth a look if on sale? http://www.ocztechnology.com/products/power_management/ocz_500w_700w_modxstream_pro_power_supply ModXStream P...
by thegoldenstrand
Sun Nov 23, 2008 1:12 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fusion Max -- ATX version of Antec Fusion is coming
Replies: 156
Views: 108652

Fan Vibration dampener like Vantec's or Thermaltakes...

http://www.vantecusa.com/front/product/view_detail/264 I have noticed a nice drop in noise when I have used with even otherwise quiet fans using these, but can't find available for 140 mm fan.. was thinking of using some ofther silicon like pad and placing between 140 mm fan and the outside of case....
by thegoldenstrand
Fri Nov 21, 2008 7:10 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fusion Max -- ATX version of Antec Fusion is coming
Replies: 156
Views: 108652

Still need help

Devonavar, I appreciate your response. I had the optical cage removed first thing. It turned out my attempt to skip the extra 24 pin motherboard connector may have been the culprit, but when I did.. still would not turn on. Without being able to see all wiring connections to make sure ok and no diag...
by thegoldenstrand
Fri Nov 21, 2008 1:32 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fusion Max -- ATX version of Antec Fusion is coming
Replies: 156
Views: 108652

Need help with wiring for Fusion Remote Max

Hi, I have not been able to properly identify where a three pin connector for red, black and purple wire needs to be connected to the remote board or wherever. I have two power sw connectors that are free to connect wherever, but when I connect to the motherboard... and push power button, nothing ha...
by thegoldenstrand
Thu May 08, 2008 11:42 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I need to build ATX Desktop soon.. any ideas on case???
Replies: 10
Views: 3519

I looked at the Coolermaster 282 at Frys

Anyway to remove those feet (on the coolermaster case)? I do like a larger desktop with more room.. and did take a good look at it.. could use a little smoother outside look, more industrial imo.. but nice case, but my preference would be for a wider rather than the deeper case that Coolermaster has...
by thegoldenstrand
Sat May 03, 2008 9:54 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: now that solo is cheap, would it really help my screamer?
Replies: 6
Views: 2733

$50 Rebate at Newegg until May 9th.

Yep.. if you need a case that deal at Newegg is very good.

Mike
by thegoldenstrand
Sat May 03, 2008 6:29 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I need to build ATX Desktop soon.. any ideas on case???
Replies: 10
Views: 3519

Thanks Mike!

Thanks Mike, I checked out most of those cases.... expensive.. for most of my family and friend set ups I have or will be putting together.. Budget is more like Silverstone LC-17. price.. sub $150. I am just hoping that Antec puts out a plain Jane version of the larger NSK 2400/2480... I don't need ...
by thegoldenstrand
Thu May 01, 2008 10:45 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair HX620W is too loud!
Replies: 18
Views: 8174

The Corsair needs to be re-reviewed after a year of use!!!

I get the same chugging sound after just six months of use! It irritates the hell out of me. I went through and checked everything in my pc.. every fan and it ended up being the HX 620.. maybe they did not secure for long time use or something.. kind of whirs up and down and up and down... Meanwhile...
by thegoldenstrand
Wed Apr 30, 2008 6:12 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I need to build ATX Desktop soon.. any ideas on case???
Replies: 10
Views: 3519

I need to build ATX Desktop soon.. any ideas on case???

Hi, I have been waiting and waiting for the ATX version of the NSK 2400/2480.. hoping to see improvements to what Mike Chin shared, but.. the wait is getting to be too long and I need to build that Desktop now or very soon. I am looking for case that has better airflow than Silverstone LC-17 and tha...
by thegoldenstrand
Wed Apr 30, 2008 6:06 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fusion Max -- ATX version of Antec Fusion is coming
Replies: 156
Views: 108652

Any news if and when this case is ever coming out?????

I read about this here last summer and nothing on Antec's site yet.

I want this case!! Any news if it is still coming out and if it is, WHEN?

Mike
by thegoldenstrand
Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:01 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How do you reduce access to optical drive?
Replies: 6
Views: 2205

Thanks, I will give it a try

I downloaded nero drive speed and will check it out.

Agree speed dvd's sold at not needed for most things and it does make them LOUD. Why does Windows have to spin up or down DVD drive.. seems if it is empty this happens much less than when full.

Mike
by thegoldenstrand
Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:11 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How do you reduce access to optical drive?
Replies: 6
Views: 2205

Thanks.. and will look into, but trying to find out..

Thanks for idea in regards to Virtual CD.. nice that is legal, I was also considering Game Jackal which I think does same thing. But.. my curiousity is still there.. why does windows or other program have to access the cd/dvd drive, especially when cd/dvd is in it? If I am not accessing it.. who is ...
by thegoldenstrand
Tue Apr 01, 2008 5:57 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How do you reduce access to optical drive?
Replies: 6
Views: 2205

How do you reduce access to optical drive?

Hi, For a few programs, I need to keep dvd in my optical drive. Problem is, many more programs than the one I am using it for appear to try to access the drive when the DVD is in it and the NOISE drives me nuts. Is there any registry edit or program that will reduce DVD drive access so that it doesn...
by thegoldenstrand
Fri Mar 21, 2008 10:13 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Looking for good ATX Desktop case for Home Theater PC
Replies: 2
Views: 1553

My biggest problem is can't go over 400 mm or so deep..

Looks like the TF would just barely fit, see it is $220 at Dell.

Please keep suggestions going.. my budget is about $150 tops, but if I can't find something else.. I will keep the TF in mind.

Mike
by thegoldenstrand
Fri Mar 21, 2008 8:22 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Looking for advice on undervolting/under clocking 7900 GTX
Replies: 1
Views: 1000

Looking for advice on undervolting/under clocking 7900 GTX

Stock Clock 650 Core 1600 memory, stock voltage 1.3 2D, 1.4 3D I had problems with new EVGA 8800 GS, so have to make do with older GeForce 7900 GTX to put in build for my brother I need to complete by the end of this weekend. I have old Thermaltake Artic cooling type air exhaust, heavy.. but seems t...
by thegoldenstrand
Fri Mar 21, 2008 6:50 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Looking for good ATX Desktop case for Home Theater PC
Replies: 2
Views: 1553

Looking for good ATX Desktop case for Home Theater PC

Hi, Looking for a case that cools well and is reasonably quiet, but for an ATX motherboard to fit in and.. the Antec one that was to look like the Fusion.. has yet come out so I can't wait much longer, need to build the PC by next weekend. I have looked at the Silverstone and Lian Li offerings... bu...
by thegoldenstrand
Tue Mar 11, 2008 9:55 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Thermalright did not support old HR-03 fairly for me
Replies: 2
Views: 1345

Thanks!

I got the clear white silicon frames.. really caused over heating issue.. this is first I heard about it. Thanks.
by thegoldenstrand
Mon Mar 10, 2008 12:16 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Thermalright did not support old HR-03 fairly for me
Replies: 2
Views: 1345

Thermalright did not support old HR-03 fairly for me

Hi, This is an edit to my original post. I called Thermalright customer service to try to get thinner black silicone frame and to see if they could provide me with parts needed to make the Thermalright HR-03 heatsinks work properly. I requested the thinner black one mentioned in post below and some ...
by thegoldenstrand
Fri Nov 09, 2007 12:05 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: 2 92mm to single 120mm on front of P150/SOLO/D500?
Replies: 11
Views: 3584

I agree with Neil

If I had your set up.. i would just clear out all I could front and back and let the Nexus do its thing.

That means cut out the fan grill behind the Nexus

That means remove the fan mounts for the 2 92 mm fans up front.. and..

see what temps you get just by doing this..and go from there.

Mike
by thegoldenstrand
Thu Nov 08, 2007 11:56 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Bought a AC Freezer pro, will it fit in my Fusion?
Replies: 4
Views: 1875

Nope

If you can't shorten it about 6-7 mm it won't fit. From top of Motherboard to tip top of case is about 120 mm and it is best to leave a little space to spare imo.

The Scythe Ninja Mini fits ok. Just limit height to under 120 mm and you should be ok.
by thegoldenstrand
Thu Nov 08, 2007 11:44 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Fusion 430 height
Replies: 1
Views: 1431

about 120 mm from motherboard/12-15 from video card to top

measuring from the top of the slots.. 13- 14 mm to the top. from top of motherboard you have about 120 mm to the top. hope this helps.. That is a pretty long 9 inch plus graphics card.. the length really separates the card and heat from rest of case. in addition to having air blow out side, you migh...
by thegoldenstrand
Thu Nov 08, 2007 2:57 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Quick Review of Lian-Li PC-A01 360mm deep 410 mm wide case
Replies: 0
Views: 3819

Quick Review of Lian-Li PC-A01 360mm deep 410 mm wide case

Very attractive looking case. Just completed build for system for my brother. http://www.lian-li.com/product/product05.php?pr_index=117&cl_index=1&sc_index=1&ss_index=35 He needed a case that was no more than about 14 inches deep and that could sit on his media table space that is 14 1/4 inches deep...