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by nemo
Tue Dec 01, 2009 4:54 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: advice: Antec300 i5 passive Nexus430
Replies: 3
Views: 973

thanks for your inputs!

will look into the other hdd. good hint about cuda.

according to the reviews, there are a number of cpu coolers that are better when used actively but the ninja still seems to be number one for passive operation. and we want the spu to be cooled passively :)
by nemo
Mon Nov 30, 2009 1:33 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: advice: Antec300 i5 passive Nexus430
Replies: 3
Views: 973

advice: Antec300 i5 passive Nexus430

Hi guys, im planning a computer for my father. it will be used for standard stuff, including 3d rendering. Here you can see the list of all the components: http://geizhals.at/eu/?cat=WL-69618 we are going to get a nexus 430 psu What do you think? Are we save and ready to order? Thanks for your help,...
by nemo
Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:59 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Core i5 750 cooler
Replies: 7
Views: 6260

im about to build the almost exact same system for my father except that we are going to go fanless on the cpu using a ninja 2 :D

here is the list of the planned components:
http://geizhals.at/eu/?cat=WL-69618

we are going to get a nexus 430 psu
by nemo
Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:48 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: NSK3480 - EarthWatts 380 - PSU Fan Swap
Replies: 3
Views: 1663

it worked and i am still living.

got the Noctua NF-R8 and the system is a lot quieter right now.

thanks for you help!
by nemo
Fri Nov 27, 2009 6:45 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: NSK3480 - EarthWatts 380 - PSU Fan Swap
Replies: 3
Views: 1663

NSK3480 - EarthWatts 380 - PSU Fan Swap

Hi guys, About two years ago i built this system http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=44667&highlight= and i am pretty happy with it. Except: The noise of the NSK3480 psu is driving me crazy and it is time to do something about it. Yes, i could just get a Nexus value psu but i though...
by nemo
Sun Oct 19, 2008 2:03 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Netbooks Saving PC Sales in Economic Downturn
Replies: 14
Views: 19862

Well finally people who appreciate ergonomic design can get what they want from pcs.
I will never buy a big, heavy, energy wasting, expensive standard laptop again.
by nemo
Mon Jan 07, 2008 9:18 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My spacious Antec NSK3480 build
Replies: 14
Views: 15983

I have S12-430 in my 3400 and frankly it's not that quiet. The grills give a direct exit for all the fan noise (and electrical noise) as jokoto pointed out. I think Antec NeoHe might be the perfect active psu for this case. It's quiet, likely won't ramp up and it's modular, which makes cable work e...
by nemo
Sun Jan 06, 2008 4:36 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Old Antec 380W to power new system?
Replies: 9
Views: 3112

i suggest not getting an earthwatts, they are super noisy. (have one in my nsk3480 and hate it)

You will be fine with the psu you already have!
by nemo
Sun Jan 06, 2008 4:03 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My spacious Antec NSK3480 build
Replies: 14
Views: 15983

It looks like G0 quad core has a Tjunction Max of 100C. Try CoreTemp or the latest Everest. I just have this feeling a Quad shouldn't be able to idle that cool, especially with passive cooling. That would be ten degrees better than I ever got with the E6600 with a 600 rpm fan on the Ninja. You are ...
by nemo
Fri Jan 04, 2008 3:14 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My spacious Antec NSK3480 build
Replies: 14
Views: 15983

Are you sure your idle temps are 25C? It sounds to me like they are more like 40 degrees Celsius actually. What software do you measure it with and what is the stepping of your quad core? There are two kinds around, first there were the ones with Tjunction of 85 C like the duos, and then they were ...
by nemo
Thu Jan 03, 2008 3:58 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My spacious Antec NSK3480 build
Replies: 14
Views: 15983

could you tell us how you made the psu fan swap. how much did it help in the end? also: did you only swap the fan or did you also use some sort of adapter to further slow it down? Im asking because i also made an nsk3480 build and i am appalled by the noise of the psu! It is so loud that i am now th...
by nemo
Thu Jan 03, 2008 10:08 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: HX520 quieter than the VX450?
Replies: 9
Views: 3683

If you're in the market for a new power supply I recommend the Seasonic S12 430W (rev 1) version. without a doubt the most quite unit on the market (that uses a fan) and with superb cooling. and your recommendation goes out explicitely for revision 1 of the s12 430? So i should definitely not get a...
by nemo
Thu Dec 13, 2007 3:11 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Q6600 in NSK3480 - single fan
Replies: 7
Views: 5507

hi guys, i just got all the parts together and everything works fine except for the sflex fan. when i attach the sflex 800 to the motherboard (CPU or SYSfan plug) it doesnt move at all. that is it moves an inch, then stops, then moves back and so on. if i attach it directly to the psu it works. i wo...
by nemo
Mon Nov 19, 2007 4:06 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Q6600 in NSK3480 - single fan
Replies: 7
Views: 5507

Q6600 in NSK3480 - single fan

Hi guys, I am planning to get this system: Case 3: Antec New Solution NSK3480 Mini-Tower µATX 380W ATX 2.2 http://geizhals.at/a269492.html Motherboard 3: Gigabyte GA-G33M-S2H , G33 (dual PC2-6400U DDR2) http://geizhals.at/a270831.html Video card 2: Sapphire Radeon HD 3850 passive Ultimate, 512MB GD...
by nemo
Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:27 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: A true Silent and healthy PC
Replies: 20
Views: 6465

1 hd is better than 2 hdds, its half the noise. i suggest getting only one internal harddrive and one external one that is only switched on if when you backup your data. try to get a midrange gfx card or no gfx card at all. that will help you keep the power consumption down. your biggest problem wil...
by nemo
Thu Aug 02, 2007 7:56 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: NEW! Corsair VX450W (reviewed by SPCR)
Replies: 94
Views: 65676

bean1975 wrote:Cheaper and less error prone, maybe?
quoted for truth
by nemo
Mon Jul 30, 2007 4:35 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: E6850 3GHz Quad Core 1333FSB Processor... Am I mad?
Replies: 6
Views: 3485

yeah, you got something wrong.

intel quad core processors start with the letter 'Q'
by nemo
Sun Jul 29, 2007 2:26 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Q6600 G0-stepping power consumption
Replies: 17
Views: 14086

Q6400 seems to be around the corner:

http://geizhals.at/eu/a268708.html
by nemo
Wed Jul 04, 2007 4:20 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec Neo 550 louder than 430 version?
Replies: 12
Views: 4900

550 seems to be way too much for your system. go for a psu < 400w
by nemo
Wed Jun 06, 2007 5:28 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Have I made a mistake ordering an Antec Phantom for P180?
Replies: 10
Views: 3684

i dont get it. how can a fan come on in a fanless system?
by nemo
Tue May 22, 2007 3:11 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Raptor 150GB 10k to be replaced... what should I get?
Replies: 9
Views: 3415

get a samsung t series
by nemo
Wed May 09, 2007 6:20 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Zero sound Computer
Replies: 15
Views: 8235

why do you want to change the psu if it is passive already?
by nemo
Mon May 07, 2007 6:30 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Want a silent system? Read how I built one with NO fans!
Replies: 13
Views: 4044

Your definition of the word "NO" is fun.

If its a samsung t seriers hdd it should still be very quiet, thoug.

How is your experience with the phantom?

cheers
by nemo
Sun Apr 29, 2007 11:45 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Two Samsung Drive, Which is quieter/better?
Replies: 10
Views: 5416

i have a t series and they are amazingly quiet. definitely get a t series.
by nemo
Mon Mar 19, 2007 1:37 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 50W Quad Core Xeon announced
Replies: 10
Views: 4532

i am so waiting for a pricedrop in the desktop quads. drool.
by nemo
Mon Feb 26, 2007 9:25 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec Solo with QX6700
Replies: 5
Views: 5274

yeah, what is the temperature on load? :D

great stuff!
by nemo
Mon Jan 29, 2007 4:14 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My first silent build (Solo/C2D)
Replies: 11
Views: 7071

why dont you just unplug your cpu fan and go passive? you seem to have enough airflow and the best cpu heatsink there is so there shouldnt be any problem with that.
by nemo
Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:06 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: E4300, low power CPU for desktop
Replies: 78
Views: 34236

Sounds like a great chip for silence addicts, lower power consumption and highly overclockable.

http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/sh ... i=2903&p=7
by nemo
Sun Jan 07, 2007 6:55 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Finally, a quiet SATA drive...I mean really quiet.
Replies: 49
Views: 41302

I have a SAMSUNG T Series myself and it is very, very quiet. Really a great harddrive.
by nemo
Tue Jan 02, 2007 9:34 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: $150 budget on a hard drive
Replies: 11
Views: 3236

i just got myself a samsung t series and they rock! very, very quiet!