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by Anvar
Thu Jun 26, 2008 11:46 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Noctua NH-U12P tower Cooler
Replies: 31
Views: 15636

Could you put the fan on one of the heat sinks with a tighter fin spacing? You've mentioned it in both reviews now, I'd like to see if it really helps with pushing air through the tighter spaces, or if it's just a case of "creative marketing."

Good review though :D
by Anvar
Fri Jan 26, 2007 7:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: SATA drives shown as removable?
Replies: 5
Views: 2723

Unfortunately not. But I found out it's Nvidia SATA drivers doing it by design. There's nothing to do about it. Oh, well, you win some, you lose some.
by Anvar
Fri Jan 26, 2007 7:10 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Installing XP on a SATA drive?
Replies: 7
Views: 4652

I AM good to go. :D Typing this from my brand-spanking new rig, and boy is it nice. Nary a sound, except for the fans which I haven't changed yet. I can't hardly hear my hdd, in my old one it sounded like a man with a jackhammer right next to my ear. And the XP install went off without a hitch. Now,...
by Anvar
Fri Jan 26, 2007 10:30 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: SATA drives shown as removable?
Replies: 5
Views: 2723

SATA drives shown as removable?

I just built my new rig and it is SWEET. :D

But for some reason my hdd and dvd-writer (both SATA) show up in the safely remove hardware thingy in the system tray. Since I'm not going to remove them, is there any way I can get them to disappear from that list?

Thanks in advance.
by Anvar
Fri Jan 26, 2007 1:07 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: WoodenPC: Passively air cooled DIY HTPC
Replies: 28
Views: 12806

Well, I made some tests yesterday night, *without* panel. CPU temps during DiVX play never went above 55°C, with room temperature @ 24°C constantly. I'll repeat tests with and without inside panel this weekend, taking pictures and screenshots. What buzzes me is the hd noise, now... gotta find a w...
by Anvar
Fri Jan 26, 2007 12:41 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Installing XP on a SATA drive?
Replies: 7
Views: 4652

Heh, I found out my WinXP does include SP2, so I should have no problems then?

Nick, when you say SATA is set to IDE mode, do you mean startup sequence is set to IDE?
by Anvar
Fri Jan 26, 2007 12:30 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: #1 cause for heart failure among geeks. Waiting...
Replies: 3
Views: 2030

#1 cause for heart failure among geeks. Waiting...

... for parts to arrive. That's right folks, my new rig is arriving today, hopefully in about an hour. I'm checking the Track&Trace page of my system every 30 seconds to see if something new should have happened. I'm as excited as a kid at X-mas. To quote Eminem: "Palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms ...
by Anvar
Thu Jan 25, 2007 2:50 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Cooling my new P180.
Replies: 11
Views: 3725

Ok, I think I've narrowed it down now. I'll buy the Scythe S-flex "E" version. 1 for the rear of the case, 1 for the heatsink, and 1 for the lower compartment between the hdd and the psu. I'll put fanmates on all of them. Now, I've gotten the Evga 8800 GTS, and it has a radial blower that blows air ...
by Anvar
Tue Jan 23, 2007 11:33 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Cooling my new P180.
Replies: 11
Views: 3725

The only problem I have with the Noctuas is that they reputedly have problems with airflow when restricted. Check the 120mm fan roundup thread for more info on this.
by Anvar
Tue Jan 23, 2007 3:50 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Cooling my new P180.
Replies: 11
Views: 3725

Sunfox wrote:I prefer fans that are quiet enough right at 12V. Saves the whole control issue. :-)
True, but I haven't found any yet. Even the Nexus is too noisy for me at full speed.
by Anvar
Tue Jan 23, 2007 12:35 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Cooling my new P180.
Replies: 11
Views: 3725

s_xero wrote:I've got some fans on the little Zalman's Fanmates. I don't really like the PWM-fan-controllers, they've got problems and stuff.

But if you read some of the reviews, I think it can take you far. :roll:
I would, but the reviews posted on SPCR date back to 2003. That's a little old for my taste.
by Anvar
Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:45 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Cooling my new P180.
Replies: 11
Views: 3725

Is there really noone who can help me?
by Anvar
Fri Jan 19, 2007 12:25 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Cooling my new P180.
Replies: 11
Views: 3725

Cooling my new P180.

I just ordered my new rig. (Details here.) Now, I'm wondering what the best way of cooling it is. I.e, how many fans, and how to control them. I'm leaning towards the Scythe S-flex E-model, but what's the best way to control the fan speed. I'd like a set-and-forget solution. I've used Noisemagic's N...
by Anvar
Thu Jan 18, 2007 11:21 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Installing XP on a SATA drive?
Replies: 7
Views: 4652

Installing XP on a SATA drive?

Ok, I've just ordered my new rig, and now I'm having trouble figuring out if I forgot to order a floppy drive. I have a WinXP Pro disk, but it doesn't include SP2. Can I install it on my new WD3200KS without a floppy drive, or do I need to bootstrap the drivers onto a new cd along with SP2? Thanks i...
by Anvar
Thu Jan 18, 2007 5:51 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Core2Duo stock cooler vs. CNPS7000
Replies: 12
Views: 6129

I haven't seen it yet, but I'd be very surprised if the stock cooler was attached to the cpu in the box. I see no way this could be done, as you have to mount the cooler to the motherboard.
by Anvar
Thu Jan 18, 2007 3:09 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: first time building a pc... questions remain
Replies: 7
Views: 4207

jaganath wrote:
I'm not aware of any differences in the size of the cable from 2.5 to 3.5 inch drives
For SATA 2.5" HDD all cables are the same, but for ATA/IDE you will need an adapter, they can be found cheaply on Ebay etc.
I'll just shut up and go back to my box now. :oops:
by Anvar
Thu Jan 18, 2007 2:08 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: first time building a pc... questions remain
Replies: 7
Views: 4207

And now, just to contradict myself completely I found this.

Have a look at the pictures and see if your drive looks like this.
by Anvar
Thu Jan 18, 2007 2:02 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: first time building a pc... questions remain
Replies: 7
Views: 4207

That sounds very strange, the IDE standard has been around so long that Moses backed up the 10 commandments on his IDE drive (slight exaggeration there.) I'm not aware of any differences in the size of the cable from 2.5 to 3.5 inch drives. Are you sure you didn't try to plug the floppy cable into t...
by Anvar
Thu Jan 18, 2007 1:14 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Just ordered my new machine.
Replies: 7
Views: 2911

You should look into Samsung hard disks, specifically the 321KJ. I'm very impressed with mine. Also make sure to listen closely to your PSU as there are reports of coil whine with the Corsair PSU's. I'm getting the WD's just as a beginning HDD until the 160GB/platter comes out in force. I haven't b...
by Anvar
Thu Jan 18, 2007 12:39 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Just ordered my new machine.
Replies: 7
Views: 2911

Just ordered my new machine.

It is the following: Antec P180B (after correspondence with David Forster from Antec who told me they won't be releasing the P182 in the next several weeks. He also told me MikeC would likely be one of the very first to see and review the P182 :D Sorry Mike, did a bit of namedropping, but hey, good ...
by Anvar
Thu Jan 18, 2007 12:06 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My 1st Quiet/Overclockable Build (C2D) - Thoughts?
Replies: 11
Views: 4103

And if you can wait a little while, I'd check out the new video cards coming out in february (Nvidia) and march (ATI). Since the launch date for Vista is looming and with that the introduction of DX10. The only cards right now that are DX10 compatible are Nvidia's Geforce 8800 series, but they are r...
by Anvar
Wed Jan 17, 2007 8:14 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: quietest CD and DVD writer
Replies: 26
Views: 12484

Has anybody tried this drive? I'm trying to avoid IDE connections in my new build, and this is one of only a few drives I've found in Denmark. There's also the NEC 7170S, I found at one reseller, but can't find linkage to it anywhere. (In a language other than Danish, and even babelfish won't transl...
by Anvar
Sun Jan 14, 2007 10:31 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: [CES 07] P180 evolution: the P182
Replies: 82
Views: 62890

Have any of you seen or heard anything about a release date for this case? I'm getting ready to build a new pc, and I'd hate to have bought a P180 and seeing this released the day after.
by Anvar
Sun Jan 14, 2007 8:33 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec website down???
Replies: 5
Views: 1944

Antec website down???

Am I the only one seeing a holding page when I go to http://www.antec.com?

It says it expired 1/9/07.

Very weird. Did someone forget to pay the bill :D
by Anvar
Fri Aug 25, 2006 2:00 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Speedfan on P5B?
Replies: 20
Views: 7441

Yay me :wink:
by Anvar
Fri Aug 25, 2006 1:48 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Speedfan on P5B?
Replies: 20
Views: 7441

Just to up the ante on the P5B, ASUS just released a new BIOS, and the guys at Anandtech are loving it.

Seems like this is the one I'll get.
by Anvar
Tue Aug 22, 2006 1:53 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Zero Moving Parts 120mm Fan Project
Replies: 22
Views: 10153

They don't work with 20K volts. How do you know what voltage they do or do not work with? Also, voltages arnt what kill a person, its ampers. I didnt make the statement of high voltages being a possible problem because it could kill someone, rather that it could kill a piece of electronics inside t...
by Anvar
Fri Aug 18, 2006 2:10 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Core 2 Duo, much lower power consumption with older chipsets
Replies: 33
Views: 13717

smilingcrow wrote:
Anvar wrote:Oh, didn't you hear, you get a motherboard for every 100 posts.
LOL. That's exactly spot on, as I have 5 motherboards and 500 posts. :D Or 501 when you include this one.
Well, there you go. QED. :wink:
by Anvar
Thu Aug 17, 2006 11:57 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time for a new rig, CPU help appreciated
Replies: 6
Views: 2109

And Maxtor doesn't really compete with Seagate anymore, since they're now the same company. :wink:
by Anvar
Thu Aug 17, 2006 12:56 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Core 2 Duo, much lower power consumption with older chipsets
Replies: 33
Views: 13717

Oh, didn't you hear, you get a motherboard for every 100 posts.