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by sjschwinn
Mon Apr 30, 2007 1:01 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Need explaination for Western Digital HDD naming ...
Replies: 10
Views: 4236

AA = 167GB platters KS = SATA JS = PATA The extra zero is actually part of the "320" and, hence, is meaningless. I believe the YS is a drive spec'd for RAID usage (higher MTBF?). There are YR and YS drives. Both are RAID and have TLER and NCQ ENABLED by default (and 5 yr warranties). I think the (Y...
by sjschwinn
Mon Apr 30, 2007 12:58 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Just ordered my Ultra-120 Extreme!!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 5044

xanthacroid wrote:Hey Menasci,
Did it come with the 939 mounting bracket like in the Anandtech review or just the AM2 and 775?
thanks
It does NOT come with the S939 bolt-thru connector, but Thermalright has said the kit for S939 will be available next week.
by sjschwinn
Tue Apr 03, 2007 12:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Why Don't Hobbyists Use Cell Processors?
Replies: 3
Views: 2291

PowerPC

Cell has a PowerPC uProc core, with SPEs that use a proprietary ISA, so you're limited in the OS's you can run. For most everone, it would be a customized version of Linux. Since the PS3 allows/encourages you to load/run a different OS, there may be something available to run on the PS3 hardware in ...
by sjschwinn
Fri Mar 30, 2007 11:39 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: $3.50 + Shipping Yate Loon 120mm fan--should I?
Replies: 3
Views: 1954

Buy 'em!

Buy a bunch, sort them for the best sounding ones, and don't look back. I bought 10 a while back when they we selling them for 2.50 a piece. Every bit as good as the nexus....
by sjschwinn
Wed Feb 14, 2007 8:10 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Positive Pressure P180
Replies: 24
Views: 12456

I'm in the middle of building a positive pressure P180. I'm short on time, though, so progress is slow. I'm using 3 120mm Yate Loon fans on the front panel and that's all, except for the power supply fan. Processor, vid card, and all non-PSU exhausts will be fanless. I'm considering removing the PS...
by sjschwinn
Sun Feb 11, 2007 10:17 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: All these vertical tower heatsinks, what about the mosfets?
Replies: 20
Views: 5495

I put various heatsinks on them. I have some copper swiftechs and some generics from JabTech. Seems to work well... I tried small copper heatsinks attached with thermal tape (like the one inside the CPU HSF frame in this shot ) and saw no difference. The substantial improvement from heatsinks came ...
by sjschwinn
Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:22 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Share your Opteron experiences TDP/Stepping - OC/Undervolt
Replies: 13
Views: 5754

opterons support cool n quiet, although, it's called "power now"...it works exactly the same. I've got an opteron 170, for some reason my motherboard wont let me use the 10x multi above an fsb of 267mhz. Currently I use two power states, 2.8ghz (9x312) 1.4v(although cpuz, core temp, and crystal cpu...
by sjschwinn
Fri Feb 02, 2007 5:35 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: All these vertical tower heatsinks, what about the mosfets?
Replies: 20
Views: 5495

Re: All these vertical tower heatsinks, what about the mosfe

Mosfets and voltage regulators, don't they need as much cooling nowadays? Or does everyone running tower coolers simply accept the fact that their motherboards will have a sorter life span as a result of insufficient cooling? I put various heatsinks on them. I have some copper swiftechs and some ge...
by sjschwinn
Tue Jan 30, 2007 2:12 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Review: mCubed T-Balancer bigNG Advanced Fan Controller
Replies: 11
Views: 6463

sample came in early December here; well... good to know about the heat:) I assume you mean Dec, 2006. I got mine in the early summer of 2006. I liked the review. I was hoping to provide a mini review myself here in the forum once I get it working. I've been playing around with the FanAmp and have ...
by sjschwinn
Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:26 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Review: mCubed T-Balancer bigNG Advanced Fan Controller
Replies: 11
Views: 6463

the reviewer who did the tests informed me during his tests that neither of acrylic panels had a cutout, while the paper cutout might make you believe otherwise; there was no hole in acrylic. :-/ We did get an early sample of one of the first batches. That is very strange... I ordered mine the mome...
by sjschwinn
Tue Jan 30, 2007 7:54 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Review: mCubed T-Balancer bigNG Advanced Fan Controller
Replies: 11
Views: 6463

not quite; neither of the acrylic panels we received had a whole cut-out as seen on the photo of the product box... I also have the bigNG but have not got it setup yet... I agree with Rory Buszka, looking at the this picture ( http://www.madshrimps.be/articles/mCubedT-balancerbigNGreview-mich_vm-15...
by sjschwinn
Tue Jan 23, 2007 8:34 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HOLY GRAIL! 0-rpm Fan Controller needed 4 ultimate control.
Replies: 5
Views: 2833

Eudemon SST-FP52

On the Eudemon SST-FP52...

I have one, and although it works, it has two major drawbacks:

The temp/voltage curve is not adjustable.
It uses PWM - which some fans freak out with.

There are better options, but you could do worse.
by sjschwinn
Tue Jan 23, 2007 8:32 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HOLY GRAIL! 0-rpm Fan Controller needed 4 ultimate control.
Replies: 5
Views: 2833

t-bal?

The line of t-Balancers from mCubed are excellent. You might find the T-Balancer miniNG the right fit for your application. http://www.t-balancer.com/english/produkt_tban_mini.htm There are a couple reviews on the net of the miniNG - including a pretty good on on madshrimps. Finding a retailer in th...
by sjschwinn
Tue Dec 19, 2006 3:42 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: how would this fan do with a tuniq?
Replies: 2
Views: 1521

Re: how would this fan do with a tuniq?

I dont have many fans with the same cfm rating to compare this to, so im asking here, maybe someone has one or knows where a review has been done? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835129245 im wondering how truthfull the specs on that fan are and if it actually DOES produce 89cf...
by sjschwinn
Mon Dec 18, 2006 7:15 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Loud Xbox 360
Replies: 88
Views: 87236

Re: Nyko Intercooler

rei wrote:this apparently causes them to die faster.
I've read the same thing, but from what I've read, in most cases it was because the fans were wired wrong (blowing into the case).

In any case, it looks like it might be something you could base a mod on.
by sjschwinn
Thu Dec 14, 2006 9:21 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Loud Xbox 360
Replies: 88
Views: 87236

Xbox 360 Nyko Intercooler

Xbox 360 Nyko Intercooler

Although it looks to not work well in it's present form, and might have it's issues, it looks like it might be a good platform to make mods to the cooling system. Disable the internal fans, do a fan mod in this perhaps...???

Just wanted to put the info out there...
by sjschwinn
Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:40 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: S-Flex SFF21D 120mm "8.7dB" mini review
Replies: 13
Views: 7016

so there's not as much reason to choose it over the Nexus, in my opinion. The reason I chose the S-Flex was for the non-sleeve bearing for use in a "blow-up" or "blow-down" orientation. In my experience with sleeve bearing fans, when placed in that orientation they don't sound nearly as good, and t...
by sjschwinn
Mon Dec 04, 2006 9:25 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Automatic fan controllers that can switch of fans
Replies: 7
Views: 2729

Re: Automatic fan controllers that can switch of fans

I’m in the market for a new fan controller. I really want it be able to switch of fans. However I would like it to be automatic. However I can’t seem to find anything apart from some manual solutions, like the sunbeam and zalman. Lots of Automatic fan controllers seem a bit conservative with th...
by sjschwinn
Fri Dec 01, 2006 9:16 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 140mm Yate Loon.....
Replies: 7
Views: 3152

Re: 140mm Yate Loon.....

Bluefront wrote:Link

Unless I missed it, this is the first time I've seen one. Anybody got one yet?
Available here too: http://www.jab-tech.com/Yate-Loon-140mm ... -3594.html

See also: viewtopic.php?t=34726&start=30
by sjschwinn
Tue Nov 28, 2006 1:37 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's Fan Round-Up #2: 120mm Fans
Replies: 189
Views: 157228

Good review, but I was also hoping to see a comparison between Yate-Loon and Nexus, to see if the Nexus' premium price is warranted--I expect it is not. Also, Yate-Loons show up under a number of other names. For example, my Cooler-Master case fan is quite good, and it looks identical to a Yate-Loo...
by sjschwinn
Tue Nov 28, 2006 1:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What does MS Vista really offer?
Replies: 149
Views: 80011

Re: What does MS Vista really offer?

Over XP Pro with all the SPs installed? I mean real stuff, not cosmetic issues and changes in the way things are done, just for the sake of change. It plugs security holes? Really? When was the last time they plugged a hole and didn't create 2 news ones? Bill Gates makes the little Dutch boy look l...
by sjschwinn
Tue Nov 28, 2006 1:24 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's Fan Round-Up #2: 120mm Fans
Replies: 189
Views: 157228

And yeah, it really is a shame that sample variance kills the Nexus ratings. I know my Nexii don't quite live up to my expectations. IMO Nexus has no more or less sample variance than any other sleeve bearing fan. I don't know what your expectations were, but no fans are silent at 12V. Considering ...
by sjschwinn
Mon Nov 27, 2006 12:02 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 3-pin vs. 4-pin fan connectors, what's the difference?
Replies: 20
Views: 9255

You can run a PWM DC motor at 1 RPM if you want to. Huge advantage in running a fan slowly. On the downside, many 3-pin fans including Yate Loon/Nexus etc react in a negative way to PWM, including commutator noise, other electrical noise, etc, as mentioned above. This is why PWM fan control is rela...
by sjschwinn
Mon Nov 27, 2006 9:24 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 3-pin vs. 4-pin fan connectors, what's the difference?
Replies: 20
Views: 9255

It was starting to seem very wierd to me that no one on one of the most in-depth technical communities on the internet knew what the whole point of this new fourth pin on the fans was It's there, but you need strong search-fu to find it: 4-pin fans: a primer what's the point of the 4th pin? Overvie...
by sjschwinn
Wed Nov 22, 2006 1:03 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic M12 700 NOT enough for 8800GTX SLI????
Replies: 49
Views: 17747

Does anyone really need 2 8800GTXs in SLI now? Probably not. Will software eventually leverage the processing capabilities? You can count on it... Will it leverage the processing capabilities before nVidia releases a cheaper, more powerful card in its 9000 series? Point taken. In general I agree wi...
by sjschwinn
Wed Nov 22, 2006 10:24 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P190 only please!
Replies: 59
Views: 55279

Jab-Tech 140mm YL

floffe wrote:I've heard good stuff about the 140mm Yate Loons, that should at least take care of the top ones. Silencio carries them, dunno about other places.
FYI: Jab-Tech just got the 140mm YLs...

http://www.jab-tech.com/Yate-Loon-140mm ... -3594.html
by sjschwinn
Wed Nov 22, 2006 8:32 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic M12 700 NOT enough for 8800GTX SLI????
Replies: 49
Views: 17747

Besides what do you need 2 8800GTX's sli'ed for anyway? I'm sorry to butt in on this... I myself am not a gamer, and have but a "lowly" 7600GT myself, but as with computers in general, software developers will always make better "stuff" that pushes the current hardware technology. Does anyone reall...
by sjschwinn
Wed Nov 22, 2006 8:21 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Vote For Your Favorite 120x25mm Fan!
Replies: 6
Views: 2917

Ditto

Here's my own input. I chose Nexus/Yate-Loon for their low-speed sleeve-bearing models (e.g. D12SL-12). My other top contenders are the Scythe S-FLEX series and GlobalWin's NCB fans. The D12SL-12 from Nexus and Yate Loon are the best sounding fans I've tried - bar none. In many ways I prefer the YL...
by sjschwinn
Wed Nov 22, 2006 8:10 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: S-Flex SFF21D 120mm "8.7dB" mini review
Replies: 13
Views: 7016

Ninja Plus fan?

I got a 1200rpm S-Flex with my Ninja, and just like the 800rpm model you have got, it buzzes, ticks, and clicks very annoyingly, unfortunatly I dont have a molex ---> 3pin adaptor to test it at a set voltage, so I have never been able to compare it to my Nexus's (or are the called "Nexi"???). Are y...
by sjschwinn
Wed Nov 22, 2006 8:07 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: S-Flex SFF21D 120mm "8.7dB" mini review
Replies: 13
Views: 7016

Re: S-Flex SFF21D 120mm "8.7dB" mini review

A zalman fan mate was a decent match for it, but could easily drop it to a speed below which it refused to turn. .. So what is my conclusion? Compared to the reference? The Nexus 120mm ... at equivalent revolutions there is barely anything to distinguish them. ... There is also the theoretical long...