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by krick
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: New 92mm-fan Tower Coolers from Noctua
Replies: 7
Views: 16525

Re: New 92mm-fan Tower Coolers from Noctua

edh wrote:What fans are you running and what speeds?
I don't have any fans directly attached to the Ninja Mini. I have two Arctic Cooling 120mm PWM case fans...
AF12PWM
300 - 1,350 RPM (controlled by PWM)

This is what it looks like...

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by krick
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: New 92mm-fan Tower Coolers from Noctua
Replies: 7
Views: 16525

Re: New 92mm-fan Tower Coolers from Noctua

How does the Noctua NH-D9L performance compare to the Scythe Ninja Mini? Better or worse? I currently have an Antec NSK2480 HTPC case with a Ninja Mini using only the two 120mm case fans on an Intel Core i7-4790K overclocked to 4.7GHz. It runs a little hotter than I'd like, though it doesn't thermal...
by krick
Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:02 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: A Tale of Two HTPC's
Replies: 13
Views: 10101

Re: A Tale of Two HTPC's

si-128 has a hole in the middle, while the si-97a looks like this - http://koodinvuoksi.net/images/thumbnails/550_images_thermalright_si-97a.jpg A narrow clip holds it down - http://insanetek.com/reviews/cooling/Thermalright%20SI-97/images/Picture%20035.jpg Yeah, I saw that it was different but sin...
by krick
Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: A Tale of Two HTPC's
Replies: 13
Views: 10101

Re: A Tale of Two HTPC's

Dear moderators, I apologize for hijacking this thread. Feel free to split these posts off into a new thread if you so choose. I have a si-97a as an "art piece" near me - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835109124 Can something be bought to make this fit on 115x? Not only is tha...
by krick
Tue Mar 29, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: A Tale of Two HTPC's
Replies: 13
Views: 10101

Re: A Tale of Two HTPC's

Thank you so much. I had no idea that this was even an option. I have an old Ninja Mini rev. B that I'm installing on a ASUS Z87M-PLUS LGA 1150 motherboard in my old Antec NSK2480 HTPC case. The push-pins on the Ninja Mini bracket work, but they don't feel particularly sturdy or reliable. A bolt-thr...
by krick
Tue Mar 29, 2016 11:00 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: A Tale of Two HTPC's
Replies: 13
Views: 10101

Re: A Tale of Two HTPC's

I mounted the mini-Ninja with a Thermalright 775 mounting kit, something I would recommend to anybody, as I truly detest the 775 push pin mounting. I know this is a really old thread, but can you elaborate on what you did with the mounting kit? I can't picture how you could adapt the existing heats...
by krick
Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:24 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja Mini Rev B.
Replies: 17
Views: 11221

Re: Scythe Ninja Mini Rev B.

There's a person in Canada selling these on Ebay right now, user name "worldarchitect"... http://ebay.com/itm/111604626938 In his description he says "Have 70 units for sale make offer for all or any number." The only problem is that I can't find a source for the 1366/1156/1155/1150 mounting clip ki...
by krick
Wed May 01, 2013 2:03 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrade time: ASUS P8Z77-M OK with my old power supply?
Replies: 1
Views: 852

Upgrade time: ASUS P8Z77-M OK with my old power supply?

I'm doing a major upgrade from a Core2Duo E5800 to a Core i5-2500K (swapping motherboard, cpu, memory). Everything else will be pretty much the same. I have an Antec NSK3480 Micro ATX case with the included EarthWatts 380 Watt ATX12v v2.2 power supply. I know the power supply is a bit on the small s...
by krick
Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:27 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is there a problem with head parks on WD Green HDDs?
Replies: 296
Views: 354801

Re: Is there a problem with head parks on WD Green HDDs?

I was unable to disable head parking with the WD30EZRS WD Green 3TB using WDIDLE3 1.0.5. Basically, using the wdidle3 /d switch and then running wdidle3 /r shows that the feature is disabled, but it had 0 effect. The LLC count went from 0 - 77 in 8 hours when the hard drive was not yet formatted an...
by krick
Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is there a problem with head parks on WD Green HDDs?
Replies: 296
Views: 354801

Re: Is there a problem with head parks on WD Green HDDs?

I don't know if this has been posted in the thread yet, but this site... http://www.ngohq.com/news/19805-critical-design-flaw-found-in-wd-caviar-green-hdds.html ...has a bootable CD image ISO with WDIDLE3 that you can download and burn to a CD. The page above recommends running wdidle3 /S300 to set ...
by krick
Wed May 04, 2011 7:01 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Antec NSK2480 + ASUS P5KPL-CM + ATI HD 2600 + Zalman VNF100
Replies: 3
Views: 1624

Re: Antec NSK2480 + ASUS P5KPL-CM + ATI HD 2600 + Zalman VNF

The card I have is a special card designed to connect to an arcade monitor.
by krick
Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:34 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: ZOMBO the HTPC! Ultra-tidy-passive-cooled-monster build!
Replies: 20
Views: 14891

Re: ZOMBO the HTPC! Ultra-tidy-passive-cooled-monster build!

I have the same case along with the same ASUS P5KPL-CM mATX motherboard and an Intel Pentium E5200 (Core2Duo Wolfdale) 2.5GHz CPU as well. This is the memory I'm using: OCZ OCZ2F10664GK DDR2 PC2-8500 1066MHz 4GB Dual Channel memory (2x2GB) You may not want to do this, but using decent 1600MHz memory...
by krick
Wed Apr 27, 2011 2:46 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Antec NSK2480 + ASUS P5KPL-CM + ATI HD 2600 + Zalman VNF100
Replies: 3
Views: 1624

Antec NSK2480 + ASUS P5KPL-CM + ATI HD 2600 + Zalman VNF100

I've already built a system with the following three components... Antec NSK2480 HTPC case ASUS P5KPL-CM mATX motherboard ATI HD 2600 based video card (actually an ArcadeVGA 3000) I'm trying to figure out if a Zalman VNF100 passive VGA cooler will fit/work with my setup before I plunk down the cash....
by krick
Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:45 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Short depth optical drive list
Replies: 6
Views: 4800

I ended up getting a Samsung SH-S223L. It is, indeed, a very short drive.

Good call, halcyon.
by krick
Thu Jul 16, 2009 6:04 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Short depth optical drive list
Replies: 6
Views: 4800

Short depth optical drive list

I'm doing a build using a Lian Li PC-C37B case and due to clearance issues (this is a VERY compact case) I'm trying to find a list of short-depth optical drives. I need something that can at least read DVD-ROMs though burning is nice but not critical. It should also be SATA. so I'm not dealing with ...
by krick
Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:33 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My gaming Antec NSK3480
Replies: 23
Views: 12919

That's a really good idea to route the drive cables out the drive bay and down the front. I never would have thought of that in a million years. You know, you could save yourself a lot of trouble with the two hard drive situation by just getting a single 1TB drive. Also, seriously consider one of th...
by krick
Sat Jun 20, 2009 12:31 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My gaming Antec NSK3480
Replies: 23
Views: 12919

72 degrees with prime95 is too hot, if you have the backplate already installed, i'd be looking at how the thermal paste was applied. Yeah, people tend to go overboard on thermal paste. Get a good brand, like arctic silver and use a small amount, about the size of a grain of rice. Then spread it in...
by krick
Fri Jun 19, 2009 11:07 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My gaming Antec NSK3480
Replies: 23
Views: 12919

Hey c_g_f : "I even thought about cutting a 120mm hole where the psu sits so I can replace the current psu for a more powerfull psu that exhaust the air from the main chamber of the case. Anyone tried that, or it is just too crazy?" The design of this case deliberately separates the PSU area from t...
by krick
Fri Jun 19, 2009 10:37 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My gaming Antec NSK3480
Replies: 23
Views: 12919

Due to the cable routing and airflow issues, I really recommend going with a full SATA drive setup if possible. PATA ribbon cables just don't cut it in this case.

Are you using a PWM fan on your CPU heatsink? I'm very happy with mine, it only ramps up under load.
by krick
Sat Dec 06, 2008 6:40 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Krick's Antec NSK3480 - behind the tray cable management
Replies: 28
Views: 44612

Nice clean job. Just needs some sleeving and it'll look absolutely mint :) Approx how much clearance is there between the PSU and the top cover? I thought about sleeving, but that was more work than I was willing to put in. I gotta leave some room for people to improve on what I've done, right? :) ...
by krick
Sat Dec 06, 2008 6:31 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Krick's Antec NSK3480 - behind the tray cable management
Replies: 28
Views: 44612

Awesome job! BTW, where did you get those rubber grommets/rings for the holes and those cable holders? I was under the impression that he already said where he got them: OMAR-2092 1 1/8" x 1/16" x 1 1/2" x 1 7/8" x 3/8" rubber grommets http://cableorganizer.com/grommet/ However, it doesn't look lik...
by krick
Fri Dec 05, 2008 1:10 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Krick's Antec NSK3480 - behind the tray cable management
Replies: 28
Views: 44612

Very clean job! How'd you get the ATX power connector through the grommet(s)? It won't fit straight-on, so you just pull all the wires to one side of the the connector and push it through long-ways. It's pretty obvious, if you think about it, but I can take a picture to illustrate if you'd like.
by krick
Thu Dec 04, 2008 10:07 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Krick's Antec NSK3480 - behind the tray cable management
Replies: 28
Views: 44612

I have that same case, and struggle with cable management. I never thought about doing it like that. I may just have to disasemble my system this weekend to cut some holes to do that on my NSK3300 Someone should send an email to Antec and tell them to make those 3 holes stock on this case. Do yours...
by krick
Thu Dec 04, 2008 7:00 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Trim to cover sharp edges after case mod
Replies: 10
Views: 4717

I ended up going with the grommets for the holes.

Check out my build in the gallery...
viewtopic.php?t=51264
by krick
Thu Dec 04, 2008 6:59 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: coolest gaming card: Radeon HD 4830 vs Geforce 9800GT
Replies: 22
Views: 5721

Here's my build in the gallery...
viewtopic.php?t=51264
by krick
Wed Dec 03, 2008 11:01 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Krick's Antec NSK3480 - behind the tray cable management
Replies: 28
Views: 44612

Krick's Antec NSK3480 - behind the tray cable management

This is my Antec NSK 3480 build. My old PC was a super silent rig using an overclocked Pentium M in a low profile Superflower case. I was very happy with my old setup except that with the World of Warcraft Wrath of the Lich King expansion raising the hardware bar, my system wasn't really cutting it,...
by krick
Tue Dec 02, 2008 9:58 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Asus P5E-VM HDMI + Arctic Cooling AF12025 PWM = problems :(
Replies: 3
Views: 2049

I thought that a PWM CPU fan was fully BIOS controlled based on the CPU temperature.
by krick
Tue Dec 02, 2008 9:11 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Scythe Kama Flow SA1225FDB12L
Replies: 4
Views: 2745

Re: Scythe Kama Flow SA1225FDB12L

I have taken a new work assignment working in Hiroshima, Japan. I was wondering if people would be interested in purchasing the 120mm Scythe Kama Flow shipped for around US$25. Depending on the interest, I may arrange to make some shipments of this fan. ski Are you still able to get these fans?
by krick
Tue Dec 02, 2008 8:15 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Asus P5E-VM HDMI + Arctic Cooling AF12025 PWM = problems :(
Replies: 3
Views: 2049

Asus P5E-VM HDMI + Arctic Cooling AF12025 PWM = problems :(

I'm having an issue trying to use an Arctic Cooling AF12025 PWM fan on my Asus P5E-VM HDMI. It's a 4-pin PWM fan and I have it installed on the Thermalright HR-01 plus heatsink on my CPU. I used to have a 800RPM Scythe fan on this cooler, which worked well, but didn't seem to provide enough cooling ...
by krick
Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:08 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Accelero S1 + Turbo Module using my 9800 GT fan header?
Replies: 4
Views: 2042

Tzupy wrote:It would have been nicer to specify the 2-pin fan header in the first post.
Sorry about that. I actually didn't notice that when I wrote it. I just looked at the newegg pics and assumed my card had a 4-pin header. Then when I installed the Accelero I noticed that it's only a 2-pin job.