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by TheRove
Tue Jan 23, 2007 3:50 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silverstone TJ-08 + XFX 7950GT and Zalman 9500, etc?
Replies: 28
Views: 9944

EVO-120 fits perfectly. With the fan attached, there's about 1mm between it and my motherboard's (Intel DG965OT) northbridge heatsink. The cooler is tall enough so that even if it didn't fit, I could grind a millimeter or two off the fan and it would fit snugly. I have to say I was majorly disappoin...
by TheRove
Sat Jan 20, 2007 11:34 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: new rig (fruits of SPCR)
Replies: 19
Views: 13604

Ah, I completely missed the "Included optional expansion slot cover for rear mounting" in the FP33's description. :) I've ordered one now. Do you have any problems running that Nexus fan at 5V? I remember reading they don't spin up properly?
by TheRove
Sat Jan 20, 2007 12:48 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: new rig (fruits of SPCR)
Replies: 19
Views: 13604

I like it!

Can you tell me a bit more about the PCI fan controller? I have the same case and don't want to sacrifice a 3.5 or 5.25" bay for a fan controller, and your solution looks excellent. Haven't been able to find one though...
by TheRove
Mon Jan 15, 2007 1:32 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: One fan TJ08
Replies: 10
Views: 5854

The Lian-Li mesh covers would be perfect, unfortunately I can't find them anywhere (I don't live in the US, so ordering from performancepcs is out of the question). I'm still kinda struggling with this case and how to assemble everything. Currently I have the front completely meshed up and no optica...
by TheRove
Sun Jan 14, 2007 7:28 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: xFx 7600GT Fatal1ty edition
Replies: 10
Views: 4359

Sparkle has a 7600GT that uses the same heatpipe cooler, but none of the lame Fatality branding. http://www.sparkle.com.tw/News/news_7600gt_cp/news_7600gt_cp_en.html I've spent some time with Fatality (we used to travel in the same circles), but I would _NEVER_ buy anything with his name or face on ...
by TheRove
Sat Jan 13, 2007 7:44 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: HX520 - mine is stupidly loud.
Replies: 4
Views: 3138

Got my replacement. :) Practically inaudible!
by TheRove
Sat Jan 13, 2007 5:50 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive high-end: XFX GeForce7950GS/T
Replies: 84
Views: 54264

1 exhaust Noctua 120mm fan on Zalman Fanmate at max 1 intake Nexus 120mm fan on Zalman Fanmate at max Antec NSK3300 case 48-55C idle, 69-87 load. Ouch. I have the 570 "extreme" version, and it idles at 58 and load varies between 86 and... 102! I can only get to 102 when playing Trackmania Nations t...
by TheRove
Wed Jan 10, 2007 4:00 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Decent Build?
Replies: 8
Views: 4065

I built my first computer when I was 17, and noise was the least of my concerns... neither was airflow. :) The case I used had a really restrictive rear exhaust fan grill and the most ridiculously unstable PSU ever built. It only had a single 60mm fan, but it was completely sealed off otherwise. The...
by TheRove
Tue Jan 09, 2007 7:36 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: One fan TJ08
Replies: 10
Views: 5854

Very nice! I built my TJ08 yesterday (unfortunately not running now as my PSU has to be sent back) and I _really_ like this case. It's the only reason I went mATX. The aluminium front is very well made, I think it's at least 5mm thick. What I did was remove the 3.5" cage and 2 3.5" bezels, cut some ...
by TheRove
Mon Jan 08, 2007 12:12 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: HX520 - mine is stupidly loud.
Replies: 4
Views: 3138

Thanks for your reply, already posted on Corsair's board but I appreciate the help. I'll be requesting an RMA tomorrow. It's honestly REALLY loud, I feel like it could burst into flames at any moment. I'm not comfortable using this computer until the PSU is replaced. Do you think there might be a ri...
by TheRove
Mon Jan 08, 2007 10:29 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: HX520 - mine is stupidly loud.
Replies: 4
Views: 3138

HX520 - mine is stupidly loud.

When I unpacked the PSU it was love at first sight. Now the love is gone. It won't stop whining. A constant high pitched coil whine. I've had a few moments where it was very quiet, and my new computer was practically inaudible even though it's positioned less than 50cm from me right now. Is there an...
by TheRove
Mon Jan 08, 2007 10:23 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silverstone TJ-08 + XFX 7950GT and Zalman 9500, etc?
Replies: 28
Views: 9944

Just put my system together. I've experienced some moments of pure silent bliss. Unfortunately there seems to be a problem with my Corsair HX520 as it is RIDICULOUSLY loud. Not the fan, either. There's a high pitched coil whine. I'm noise intolerant, but this would piss anyone off. It's really bad. ...
by TheRove
Fri Jan 05, 2007 9:10 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: mATX Core 2 Duo boards that will house a Ninja or Noctua?
Replies: 0
Views: 1245

mATX Core 2 Duo boards that will house a Ninja or Noctua?

I need confirmation on whether or not any of these mATX boards will fit a Ninja, Noctua or Zalman 9500 without issue: Asrock Conroe 945-DVI (I think it does, but would like to to know for sure), Asus P5B-VM, Asus P5L-VM. I have an Intel DG965OT that won't accomodate any large coolers (pretty sure it...
by TheRove
Fri Jan 05, 2007 1:47 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silverstone TJ-08 + XFX 7950GT and Zalman 9500, etc?
Replies: 28
Views: 9944

Well I got half my order in. Motherboard/CPU/Raptor/fans. I don't have the Akasa EVO-120 yet, but my measurements tell me it probably won't fit. And even if the capacitors don't get in the way, I don't think I'll be able to install an exhaust fan. This is really annoying because the chipset cooler o...
by TheRove
Thu Jan 04, 2007 3:22 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Nexus fans, is it ok to cut off the molex connector?
Replies: 6
Views: 2264

Thanks for the help. It's only one fan I definitely need to cut the molex connectors off because it'll go on my Akasa EVO-120 cooler. Can't really tuck it away, unfortunately.

What's the worst case scenario if it were to shortcircuit? What would it damage?
by TheRove
Thu Jan 04, 2007 1:11 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Nexus fans, is it ok to cut off the molex connector?
Replies: 6
Views: 2264

Nexus fans, is it ok to cut off the molex connector?

I ordered 3 Nexus 120mm fans for my new computer, but I forgot about the ghastly molex connectors. Would it be ok to just cut these off?

Thanks. :)
by TheRove
Sun Dec 31, 2006 8:02 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone TJ04
Replies: 2
Views: 2013

I have no experience with this case so I can't help you, but one thing I've wondered about is that on the Silverstone website it CLEARLY shows the TJ04 with cut-out exhaust mount (similar to the TJ08), whereas in every single review picture I've seen, there's a restrictive perforated venthole. Seems...
by TheRove
Fri Dec 29, 2006 7:25 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Remote Control for powering on/off pc...
Replies: 10
Views: 3846

How about one of these: http://www.balta.pl/katalog/img/16771_1129464717_0.jpg with a USB -> PS2 converter. I have one myself and it's a great remote. Only ~$20 too. With the iMon I think you're paying a lot for the software as well, which you probably won't get much use out of if you're only going ...
by TheRove
Thu Dec 28, 2006 7:54 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silverstone TJ-08 + XFX 7950GT and Zalman 9500, etc?
Replies: 28
Views: 9944

Well I've decided. :) On January 2nd this is what I'll be ordering: Kingston 2GB PC25300 valueram Intel DG965OT Intel E6600 XFX 7950GT Corsair 520 X-Fi Xtreme gamer Silverstone TJ08 3 B&W Nexus fans Akasa EVO-120 36GB Raptor Not sure what I'm gonna do with the Raptor yet, but I've ordered a Scythe S...
by TheRove
Thu Dec 28, 2006 3:08 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: LCD Monitor at 2048x1280?
Replies: 11
Views: 5932

Instead of trying to find a monitor with as obscure as a resolution as 2048*1280, there are plenty of other ways to configure a seamless 3 monitor setup. I'm currently using a Samsung 244T and a Samsung 214T. They both use the same panel, have the same stand and encasing and both are 1200 pixels hig...
by TheRove
Thu Dec 28, 2006 9:28 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Updated Antec NSK3300, the new NSK3400
Replies: 114
Views: 64282

rpsgc wrote:
TheRove wrote:Replace the dual 92mm exhaust mounts with a single 120mm one and you have the perfect mATX case imo.
Exhaust?
Intake... I meant intake! Should I edit my post?!?!
by TheRove
Thu Dec 28, 2006 1:26 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: P150, Ninja, Fanless XFX 7950GT...
Replies: 8
Views: 6072

Very nice. I'm surprised the 7950GT stays as cool as it does in that configuration. No heat issues whatsoever?
by TheRove
Wed Dec 27, 2006 5:36 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P150 still has rubber band suspension?
Replies: 16
Views: 5319

Am I the only one who dislikes even the newer suspension mechanics of the Solo? I can't put a first generation Raptor in there without it tilting to a 45 degree angle. The alternative doesn't decouple but it's still better than most other cases.
by TheRove
Wed Dec 27, 2006 5:30 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Updated Antec NSK3300, the new NSK3400
Replies: 114
Views: 64282

Replace the dual 92mm exhaust mounts with a single 120mm one and you have the perfect mATX case imo.
by TheRove
Tue Dec 26, 2006 9:26 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silverstone TJ-08 + XFX 7950GT and Zalman 9500, etc?
Replies: 28
Views: 9944

I don't think I like the Freezer. :) Here's what I'm considering now: Silverstone TJ-08 Abit NF-m2 nView AMD x2 4200+ 65Watt (possibly 89Watt 5200+) 2GB Corsair CL4 PC2-6400 XFX 7950GT passive Noctua NH-U 12 (or 9) I'm just not 100% sure the cooler will fit. The Ninja is too tight a squeeze on this ...
by TheRove
Tue Dec 26, 2006 9:16 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: abit NF-M2 nView
Replies: 282
Views: 193340

I saw the pictures of the Ninja on this board, and it's too tight a fit for my liking. Does anyone know if either of the big Noctua towers (Noctua NH-U 12, NH-U9) would fit more comfortably in this socket? The NH-U 12 looks like a really nice option for passive cooling a 65W 4200+ on this board in a...
by TheRove
Mon Dec 25, 2006 1:54 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian Li PC-S80
Replies: 19
Views: 10486

Lian-Li annoys me. :) Why do they always come up with these elaborate designs, when they could just build a simple, quality case with regular cold air goes in the front -> hot air goes out the back type airflow. A heavy aluminimum case with Lian-Li's classic styling, some 120mm fans and you have a w...
by TheRove
Mon Dec 25, 2006 8:02 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: RAM for Intel DG965OT? I can't figure this out.
Replies: 0
Views: 1355

RAM for Intel DG965OT? I can't figure this out.

Ok, this is confusing me. :) Someone enlighten me please! I'd like to asesemble a uATX Conroe-based PC, but the G965 chipset limits my RAM options. The motherboard I want (Intel DG965OT) doesn't allow for memory voltages over 1.8v. I've been looking at Kingston modules and this seems to be the only ...
by TheRove
Sun Dec 24, 2006 3:34 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silverstone TJ-08 + XFX 7950GT and Zalman 9500, etc?
Replies: 28
Views: 9944

Well, I still haven't ordered anything. :( I'm actually getting a little discouraged because there's always some obstacle that can't be overcome. uATX Conroe motherboards are garbage. I've researched them all intensively, and not one seems to meet my (very basic) expectations; 1) double-slot VGA coo...
by TheRove
Fri Dec 22, 2006 5:10 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silverstone TJ-08 + XFX 7950GT and Zalman 9500, etc?
Replies: 28
Views: 9944

Thanks for the measurement DonQ! I'm just going to order both the NT01 and the Akasa EVO-120. If the NT01 won't fit, I'll just send it back. :)