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by Mikey
Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:52 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja Mini + 1366 bolt-thru? Or something else?
Replies: 19
Views: 4604

nice one shleepy

let us know how you get on, what temps are like, etc :)
by Mikey
Tue Feb 24, 2009 3:57 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fusion Max -- ATX version of Antec Fusion is coming
Replies: 156
Views: 108691

Hey, People need to post more pics! I'm personally concerned about the shortness of the PSU chamber, wether hard drives will still fit if a slightly longer PSU is used.. .the spcr review isn't so helpful in this respect. el Filou, can you post pics of your setup? thanks! my fusion (non-max) is getti...
by Mikey
Tue Dec 23, 2008 7:10 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: mATX X58 Boards?
Replies: 15
Views: 7538

It's looking pretty sweet http://resources.vr-zone.com//uploads/6299/LPJR_X58-T3H6_3.jpg http://resources.vr-zone.com//uploads/6299/LPJR_X58-T3H6_1.jpg http://resources.vr-zone.com//uploads/6299/LPJR_X58-T3H6_2.jpg NB: two PCIe x16 slots for 2-way SLI and Quad Crossfire. I'm totally getting this, SL...
by Mikey
Thu Oct 30, 2008 9:35 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Signature 650 PSU: Antec's Challenge
Replies: 34
Views: 15994

Must admit, i was expecting better results. If you're to charge a price premium, i'd expect that you'd be able to beat the silence results of it's competitors - ie the enermax modu 82+. I suppose it's not all about that, as you've said the power quality is better than it's competitors, but to my lik...
by Mikey
Sun Sep 07, 2008 9:11 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fusion Max -- ATX version of Antec Fusion is coming
Replies: 156
Views: 108691

It's popped up on a few sites here:

http://www.scorptec.com.au/product/28724

AUD$269 without a PSU. :)
by Mikey
Mon Aug 11, 2008 4:51 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Stupid Antec Solo front fan question
Replies: 7
Views: 2682

colin2 wrote:Are you all sure you need *any* fans there? What kind of drive temps are you getting?
Only fan on mine is the 120mm exhaust. *shrug*
by Mikey
Mon Aug 11, 2008 4:28 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fusion Max -- ATX version of Antec Fusion is coming
Replies: 156
Views: 108691

One thing i only just noticed is the fan intake for the PSU - where it is it'll likely not fit a Hx1000 in it. So what you mean to say is that 1-in-500 stupid users wont be satisfied, and 1-in-5000 sensible high-power users wont be satisfied. I only want to know when these damned cases come out bec...
by Mikey
Wed Jul 23, 2008 6:09 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fusion Max -- ATX version of Antec Fusion is coming
Replies: 156
Views: 108691

The Fusion Max is about SLI/CF/OC setups, since it can accomodate ATX motherboards (usually with better OC capabilities), and more (and longer) graphics cards. Exactly. One thing i only just noticed is the fan intake for the PSU - where it is it'll likely not fit a Hx1000 in it. They'll likely need...
by Mikey
Mon Jul 21, 2008 5:31 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fusion Max -- ATX version of Antec Fusion is coming
Replies: 156
Views: 108691

What a pain, i'm amazed it's taken this long.

Still, i'm curious to see what they've done with it. :)
by Mikey
Thu Jul 03, 2008 4:00 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Opinions, comments, etc. needed with a 9800 GX2
Replies: 12
Views: 2817

For a single slot solution it is most often the fastest out there, but it is two cards and they are hard to cool. Personally, if i wanted to spend that much and wanted 'silence' i'd be looking at an x48 motherboard and two 4870's. Remember, a 9800GX2 is just two 8800GT's hooked together, power usage...
by Mikey
Wed Jun 25, 2008 4:20 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 45nm quad core with passive cooling?
Replies: 13
Views: 5685

I think it really depends on your case elemental. I'm running my system (E6750 @ 3.2Ghz, 8800GT) completely passive except for the two nexus 120mm exhausts. There is a PSU fan, though as it's airflow is seperate i'm not sure it should be counted. Temps are excellent, noise is practically non-existan...
by Mikey
Wed Jun 18, 2008 8:38 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Dont understand...hd4850 10w idle @ 68c
Replies: 254
Views: 121736

Re: Dont understand...hd4850 10w idle @ 68c

Looking at some early info about amds upcoming hd4850 graphics card. Some people have got these cards early and are reporting idle temps at around 68c. I thought these cards were to burn around 10w idle? Apparently the fan profile turns on late and turns on slow, so the card will get that hot. Coup...
by Mikey
Sat May 31, 2008 6:23 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Mini Ninja spotted
Replies: 106
Views: 74315

It's been so long since this thread, and i finally got around to buying a Minja. Originally i didn't bother, as my htpc was not making sufficient noise for me to bother. This was running an E6750 @ stock in an antec Fusion. Recently i've bought some new components, and thought it was high time to ov...
by Mikey
Thu May 22, 2008 4:27 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: The new Nvidia GTX 280 : 240W TDP. Are silencers doomed?
Replies: 36
Views: 11982

to be even more fair, the 9800GTX cooler which has to deal with less heat than the 8800GTX/ultra, is louder than both! :P
by Mikey
Wed May 21, 2008 8:50 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sparkle 9600GT (passive) buzzes at full load
Replies: 17
Views: 10160

AFAIK it's a sparkle issue.

My passive sparkle 8800GT does it, but i can't hear it with the case lid on. ;)
by Mikey
Mon May 19, 2008 8:57 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: fitting large gaming cards into htpc cases
Replies: 6
Views: 2344

^^ yep, same same the old model of LC20. The new one has horizontal hdd cages, so you can't pull the same trick off. A mate of mine has an 8800GTS in his LC20. Not sure if 9800GTX would fit into fusion, can measure it though if you like? I've got the Sparkle 8800GT passive in mine atm. Keeps it real...
by Mikey
Mon May 19, 2008 6:44 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: needing a low-budget, silent, decent gaming card
Replies: 21
Views: 6241

^^ yep, totally - at that price point.

It's double what the MSI card is though. Older games will run fine on an 8600GT - guess it depends what ''old'' is though!

I had one of the MSI cards, it was fine with semi-current games on medium-ish settings, for example supreme commander.

:)
by Mikey
Mon May 12, 2008 5:49 pm
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: Make SPCR Even Better... and Win Great Prizes!
Replies: 209
Views: 342377

Skirge01 wrote:To anyone who thinks they can't afford to donate anything, come on people, think small: $5 is not a lot of money!
Indeed. Just donated $25 :)
by Mikey
Mon May 12, 2008 5:10 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: E8400(E3110) vs Q9300 vs Q9450 Power Consumption, Temps, etc
Replies: 27
Views: 28333

Re: E8400(E3110) vs Q9300 vs Q9450 Power Consumption, Temps,

Intel Wolfdale Core 2 Duo Xeon E3110 (E8400 equivalent) (3.0GHz stock) 3.0GHz (1.072V) -> 75W Idle @ 27C 3.0GHz (1.072V) -> 123W (full OCCT) @ 44C Intel Yorkfield Core 2 Quad Q9300 45nm Core 2 Quad CPU (2.5GHz stock) 3.0GHz (1.088V) -> 82W Idle @ 42C 3.0GHz (1.088V) -> 130W (full OCCT) @ 55C Intel ...
by Mikey
Mon May 12, 2008 4:59 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Best silent 9600GT!
Replies: 103
Views: 45619

Hammer: You don't have any coil whine with that card? I remember reading that their 8800gt had a huge coil whine problem. After reading this thread, i was put off buying the Sparkle 8800GT. I was recently offered one cheap, so gave it a go. It does produce a high-pitched low-decibel screaming noise...
by Mikey
Mon May 12, 2008 4:56 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800 GT - all passive, fully clocked, sickness in a can
Replies: 43
Views: 33570

Interesting, mine is actually cooler than the others mentioned - idles at 44 degrees and maxes out at about 78 - and this is in an antec fusion!

I suspect if you have higher temps you need to look at your airflow.

Of course, ambient temp will have an effect too. :)
by Mikey
Mon Apr 14, 2008 3:05 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive 8600 on Newegg
Replies: 33
Views: 6592

I've got the MSI ddr3 version. Stays cool enough for what it is, but isn't often taxed as it's in my htpc. ;)
by Mikey
Mon Apr 14, 2008 3:02 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus EN9600GT Silent Edition Graphics Card
Replies: 21
Views: 11697

Good review!

I'd be curious to know what temperatures could be achieved using the Antec Fusion, as it has an airflow pattern which doesn't usually perform well with this type of arrangement.

Any chance of a quick test?

:)
by Mikey
Sat Apr 05, 2008 3:02 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 9800 GTX
Replies: 19
Views: 7568

Interesting, i'd heard it was a bit of a screamer

like

50db at idle

but that the card stays cooler that way

*shrug*

there's heaps of power going into that card, so i'm not entirely surprised. My take is if you want it ''silent'', you'll need to watercool it.
by Mikey
Tue Mar 11, 2008 2:59 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair HX620 - want to INCREASE fan speed
Replies: 5
Views: 2700

Re: Corsair HX620 - want to INCREASE fan speed

The thing is...having more hot air go through a psu is really not a good idea. Minimizing psu heat/fan speed is a key for silence. You really do need a seperate exhaust fan to handle your non-psu heat. The whole purpose of that other case fan is to remove the heat that you currently don't want. Yep...
by Mikey
Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:03 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fusion Max -- ATX version of Antec Fusion is coming
Replies: 156
Views: 108691

You must wonder what exactly they're doing to it after all this time.
by Mikey
Wed Dec 19, 2007 4:12 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: QX9650 on Anandtech
Replies: 16
Views: 5541

^^Indeed.

Wicked part nontheless though, those are impressive numbers.
by Mikey
Wed Dec 19, 2007 4:03 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Mini-review of Asus N4L-VM DH
Replies: 67
Views: 38820

Vista is picky about drivers, don't count on XP drivers working.

Suggest you try an install on a spare drive before converting your system if drivers aren't available.
by Mikey
Tue Dec 11, 2007 7:14 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire 3850 SILENT Heatpipe 512MB
Replies: 89
Views: 40937

I like the look of it 8) any ideas whether this will fit a fusion? Looks very similar to the MSI 8600/2600 series as far as hight goes, which means 'maybe'. I 'modified' my case lid to make that one fit though, so anything's possible. I'd also be concerned that the fins drop down far enough so as to...
by Mikey
Wed Dec 05, 2007 8:25 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: G35 mATX boards?
Replies: 8
Views: 2959

The point is debatable, but a PCI slot is more useful than a Parallel port is. Personally i'd be happy if they killed off parallel, serial, and IDE in one swoop. PCI can stay, it's days aren't over yet. There's still a number of devices that you can't get on anything but (or have limited choices in ...