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by marvin-miller
Wed Aug 23, 2006 9:45 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec Phantom Users Poll
Replies: 211
Views: 261527

If somebody has any ideas I can use to improve this, please let me know. Otherwise, I'm ripping it out and replacing it with a Seasonic. I installed my new Phantom 500 in my P180 case and I removed the fan from the power supply as well as the plastic bracket. This shrunk the PS back down to the ori...
by marvin-miller
Sat Aug 05, 2006 11:30 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec Phantom 350 Shut Down - too much load? Need Fanless...
Replies: 11
Views: 3184

Hi Chrissicom; I replaced the Phantom 350 with a 500 and it's been running for days now without an issue. I'd have to say the 350 did not have enough juice to do the trick. Actually, I think the real issue is that the 350's strict policy of not letting more then exactly 350 watts to be drawn from th...
by marvin-miller
Sat Aug 05, 2006 11:25 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Comments from owners of the Antec Phantom 500W?
Replies: 11
Views: 3568

Hi cmthomson; Thanks for the info - I replaced the Antec fans with the (3) Nexus 120 mm fans and also picked up a Sunbeam Theta TP-101 controller. I can slow the fans down to 50% or anywhere in between :lol: When I installed my new Antec Phantom 500 I just took the entire fan assembly off the front ...
by marvin-miller
Fri Jul 28, 2006 3:12 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec Phantom Users Poll
Replies: 211
Views: 261527

Hi Poisonsnak; I too bought my 350 from NCIX. They didn't have another in stock so they just offered to send me a 500 for the extra few dollars. I also have a P180 so I should be seeing my new 500 soon.... I also ordered 3 of those Nexus 120mm fans to replace the stock Antec ones :D I've found NCIX'...
by marvin-miller
Fri Jul 28, 2006 3:08 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Comments from owners of the Antec Phantom 500W?
Replies: 11
Views: 3568

Just an update - I saw reviews of the fans you recommended and everyone had nothing but praise for them so I ordered (3) to replace the stock Antec ones :) So I should be set. I don't have a fan controller but my mainboard (Asus) does have jacks for controlling the fans. Maybe that will work? Best! ...
by marvin-miller
Fri Jul 28, 2006 2:19 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec Phantom 350 Shut Down - too much load? Need Fanless...
Replies: 11
Views: 3184

Agreed. In fact, when the problem occurs is as the O/S is completing loading. So the 7 drives are spinning together and then it hits the optical drives and then shuts down. I think we've cased the issue - that being the Power Supply needs to make more then 350 watts and it won't allow that so it shu...
by marvin-miller
Fri Jul 28, 2006 10:52 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Comments from owners of the Antec Phantom 500W?
Replies: 11
Views: 3568

Hi cmthomson; Thanks for the reply! I'm trying to get my order together for the 500 watt supply and the same supplier has (3) of the Nexus 120mm fans too. Basically what I'm trying to do is get the parts coming and buy them once (ie not find out later that I should have bought different fans) :lol: ...
by marvin-miller
Fri Jul 28, 2006 9:26 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Comments from owners of the Antec Phantom 500W?
Replies: 11
Views: 3568

Thanks cmthomson - I'll order the 500 now :D

Can you recommend replacement fans for the P180? If I'm replacing the bottom one is it worth replacing the other two at the same time?

I'd really like quiet ones and am trying to get this thing silenced but don't know what to buy :o
by marvin-miller
Fri Jul 28, 2006 7:56 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec Phantom 350 Shut Down - too much load? Need Fanless...
Replies: 11
Views: 3184

Hi jaganath; I didn't try disconnecting them - I just assumed the power needs of the system were too high for the supply and that it was shutting down because of this. That led me to think that the reason the old power supply has no problems with the system would be because it has no sophisticated c...
by marvin-miller
Fri Jul 28, 2006 7:11 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec Phantom 350 Shut Down - too much load? Need Fanless...
Replies: 11
Views: 3184

Hi guys; Thanks for the replies :) The hard drives are Seagate Cheetahs and they are remarkably efficient. The Phantom 350 had no problems with starting up the drives etc - what happened was that once the O/S was loaded (log-on screen) the startup process then accesses both CD-ROM's (I suspect to pr...
by marvin-miller
Thu Jul 27, 2006 11:52 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec Phantom Users Poll
Replies: 211
Views: 261527

I bought a Phantom 350 after reading the excellent review on this site :-) Once installed the system would not complete the boot process. Windows would come up and as soon as Windows would access the optical drives the power supply would shut off. This happened each time the computer was started. I ...
by marvin-miller
Thu Jul 27, 2006 11:32 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Comments from owners of the Antec Phantom 500W?
Replies: 11
Views: 3568

Hi guys; Don't mean to butt-in but I have a question for cmthomson :lol: I have a P180 and tried a Phantom 350 but it kept shutting off (I'm pretty sure my workstation drew too much power for it and it kept 'protecting' itself). I ended up returning it and can get the Phantom 500 but I thought it wo...
by marvin-miller
Thu Jul 27, 2006 11:25 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec Phantom 350 Shut Down - too much load? Need Fanless...
Replies: 11
Views: 3184

Antec Phantom 350 Shut Down - too much load? Need Fanless...

Hi Folks; I have an Antec P180 and after about a year I chose to replace my cheapy 320 watt fanned power supply with the awesome Antec Phantom 350. I was really excited because of it's efficiency and silence. Thing is though, once I installed it my workstation would not completely boot. Once the O/S...