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by Yeti
Tue Mar 27, 2007 12:58 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Gigabyte - Rev. 3 7600GT Silent
Replies: 31
Views: 14325

I have the older 7600GT, and it's been a great card! I did have some issues with the heatsink vibrating, at first, but it's stopped since.

I agree with the above, to wait for budget 8800s, since it's a whole generation ahead.
by Yeti
Sat Jan 27, 2007 5:22 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: A 'thank you' to this community
Replies: 7
Views: 4317

I haven't been around in a while, but I too owe the SPCR for all the help! By no means is my system silent, but what I've learned here is just priceless. My P180 can use a few more modifications and I now have the confidence to approach the next round of tweaking with ease and results.
by Yeti
Sat Oct 21, 2006 11:58 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Will a Scythe Ninja run a 3800+ Venice passive?
Replies: 3
Views: 2040

I have a Rev. B Ninja, and the fan indeed is 1200rpm, but I put it down to around 800rpm through the BIOS.
by Yeti
Sat Oct 14, 2006 6:42 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: question about AM2 vs 939
Replies: 14
Views: 4612

If it matters, DDR2 consumes less power than DDR1. It all contributes to less heat to move out of your system, which means less fan RPMs needed.
by Yeti
Mon Oct 09, 2006 12:05 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja-Plus ripoff with blue-LED fan?
Replies: 29
Views: 9400

OCZ is highly overrated. They started off with a shady reputation selling rebadged RAM, and while they managed to clean their name, now they've secured a cult following by pandering to young "l33t" gamers. It's interesting how many enthusiast sites praise OCZ PSUs and yet never even heard of Seasonic!
by Yeti
Thu Oct 05, 2006 5:48 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best passive cooling for Conroe
Replies: 9
Views: 4627

Is the Ninja SCNJ-1100P the same as the reviewed model on SPCR? If not, what are the differences?
by Yeti
Tue Oct 03, 2006 7:07 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New system shuts down after a short while..
Replies: 3
Views: 1733

The thermal paste is now "bubbled" up. This can't be right. I'm going to order a HS from jab-tech and some nexus fans. Any suggestions for a silent HS for Core 2 overclocking would be welcomed. and good thermal paste, of course. I know the PSU is overkill now, but I needed modularity and I do plan t...
by Yeti
Tue Oct 03, 2006 6:28 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New system shuts down after a short while..
Replies: 3
Views: 1733

New system shuts down after a short while..

After re-powering, it shuts down immediately. Might it be the PSU shutting down due to the light load? Overheated CPU? I suspect the stock intel fan might be the culprit. Its thermal paste doesn'ty spread very far. I re-seated the CPU heatsink, and the BIOS reported CPU temp of 77-78 C, isn't that t...
by Yeti
Fri Sep 29, 2006 5:55 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How much will a 300w power supply run? Dream on! (G80 Pics)
Replies: 21
Views: 6151

Looks like a food processor from the 80s. I'm not too worried about the outlook of silent cards. These cards will be the flagships of ATI and Nvidia for the coming months and they were designed with speed in mind - at any cost. I bet ya they're overclocked too. Once the dust settles, we will begin t...
by Yeti
Wed Sep 27, 2006 10:03 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Top 400-450watt PSU's
Replies: 4
Views: 2248

I ordered a Seasonic M12 500, for $148 shipped. It's pricey, and overkill for my setup, which is probably about the same load as yours, but I intend to keep this PSU for as long as it lasts. The way I see it, components that you'll keep for many upgrade cycles are not worth skimping on. You can't go...
by Yeti
Tue Sep 26, 2006 8:14 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need advice on a budget build that's quiet
Replies: 3
Views: 1755

A quickie off the top of my head: CASE Antec SOLO, P150 or P180 $80-120 P180b $120 shipped http://shop4.outpost.com/product/4843800?site=sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG It may be backordered, but I got mines in a matter of a week. CPU Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 $180 www.newegg.com Motherboard www.zipzoomfly.com ...
by Yeti
Mon Sep 25, 2006 5:50 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12-Energy 550 Information?
Replies: 21
Views: 8393

They're here! http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.asp?Submit=ENE&N=50001697&Manufactory=1697 I purchased the M12 500. I'll be running a light load Core 2 Duo system with 2GB DDR2, 1 HDD, 1 DVD, 1 Video card, and so on. Will the PSU too much for it? I do need the extra headroom, as I'll be addi...
by Yeti
Sun Sep 24, 2006 12:27 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Proposed system
Replies: 7
Views: 2365

The most powerful silent card out now is XFX's 7950GT http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=321093 ..there's an overclocked version for $30 more http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=321092 It just came out, so the price isn't as much of a deal as Gigabyte...
by Yeti
Sat Sep 23, 2006 8:51 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: What is a "Silent" Computer?
Replies: 30
Views: 27287

I guess once you've succeeded in silencing your PC absolutely, you have to move on to silence everything (and everyone) else around you.

Excellent article, MikeC. It's philosophical enough to keep me thinking about it for a while.
by Yeti
Sat Sep 23, 2006 8:17 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12-Energy 550 Information?
Replies: 21
Views: 8393

Did anyone see this? # Super High Efficiency [up to 88%] 88%? Wow, that's a new high, isn't it? Does it mean the Energy+ S12's are more efficient than M12? I need a PSU right NOW, so should I get this one over the M12 (efficiency is more important than modularity), and should I wait for other retai...
by Yeti
Sat Sep 23, 2006 12:49 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Final review of parts: PSU, CPU/Mobo, VGA
Replies: 15
Views: 5297

Thanks for the reality check. I'm not driven by brand loyalty, but it's just that the upgrade guessing game clouds your judgment. I shouldn't care about CPU roadmaps. I'm just a consumer looking for the best product available. Here's a very telling benchmark of power consumption http://www.xbitlabs....
by Yeti
Sat Sep 23, 2006 11:24 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Final review of parts: PSU, CPU/Mobo, VGA
Replies: 15
Views: 5297

Tonight I'm purchasing the remaining parts: PSU, Video Card, CPU and Motherboard.

Please see the first post.
by Yeti
Thu Sep 21, 2006 2:54 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Info on Seasonic M12 (and more: V8 and new S12 models)
Replies: 173
Views: 132447

These M12s couldn't come any sooner. Is it safe to say we'll see them on sale this weekend?
by Yeti
Mon Sep 18, 2006 5:08 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair HX520W - a Seasonic M12 in disguise?
Replies: 6
Views: 5627

Thanks, Neil! Just what I was looking for. Feel free to close this topic.
by Yeti
Mon Sep 18, 2006 4:47 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair HX520W - a Seasonic M12 in disguise?
Replies: 6
Views: 5627

Corsair HX520W - a Seasonic M12 in disguise?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817139001

Here's a review of its older sibling, http://www.legitreviews.com/article/371/6/

Is it quiet, are the cables long enough for a P180? More importantly, is it SPCR approved? :wink:
by Yeti
Mon Sep 18, 2006 11:43 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Final review of parts: PSU, CPU/Mobo, VGA
Replies: 15
Views: 5297

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by Yeti
Sat Sep 16, 2006 3:49 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Just another new system (help with motherboard mostly)
Replies: 15
Views: 5373

Great setup so far, it's very similar to mine except that mines is a couple of notches lower on the CPU and Video Card - E6300 and the passive 7600GT. I got my P180b for $99 shipped here embedded long URL If you don't mind the slightly larger size, I highly recommend this one. It's cheaper than most...
by Yeti
Fri Sep 15, 2006 1:12 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Final review of parts: PSU, CPU/Mobo, VGA
Replies: 15
Views: 5297

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by Yeti
Thu Sep 07, 2006 8:45 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 65-watt AM2 X2's
Replies: 6
Views: 2901

Ah, I see. I'll just go with a normal 3800 now, and will upgrade to something faster and cooler down the road. The 3600 isn't anywhere to be found except in Asia, as it was axed for some reason.
by Yeti
Thu Sep 07, 2006 7:53 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 65-watt AM2 X2's
Replies: 6
Views: 2901

65-watt AM2 X2's

I noticed that there are new 65w versions of the X2, as opposed to the 89w models. I've seen a few entries on some stores, but there isn't much info. I'm VERY interested in getting a hold of one as I'm in the process of building a system now.
by Yeti
Mon Sep 04, 2006 10:31 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Final review of parts: PSU, CPU/Mobo, VGA
Replies: 15
Views: 5297

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by Yeti
Sat Sep 02, 2006 4:00 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Final review of parts: PSU, CPU/Mobo, VGA
Replies: 15
Views: 5297

Final review of parts: PSU, CPU/Mobo, VGA

I already have: 1440x900 19" widescreen LCD Antec P180b DVD burner 2GB GeIL DDR2-800 dual channel kit 400GB Seagate 7200.10 (may not be the quietest, but got it cheap) E6300 $180 @ newegg I'm planning to get: Seasonic M12 500, Seasonic S12 550 Energy +, or Corsair HX520 (possibly based on old S12) h...