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by YngDiego
Tue Feb 27, 2007 6:12 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12-550w SATA power connector design flaw
Replies: 2
Views: 1419

Seasonic S12-550w SATA power connector design flaw

I was a very happy owner of the Seasonic S12-550W power supply. It's quiet, seemed to be well built, and a nice black color. :-) So it was running in my PC for a few months and the other week I cracked open my PC to swap out the DVD writer, which is SATA. Then to my horror one of the orange wires co...
by YngDiego
Wed Oct 11, 2006 7:26 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja Rev B and Asus P5B-Deluxe don't play well
Replies: 54
Views: 33493

What boggles my mind is that the new 775 mounting bracket could be easily modified (without loosing any strength) by Scythe. There's no reason that I can see for the 'arching' on the bracket and it gets right in the way of caps. I think they need to redesign the mounting bracket and take those arche...
by YngDiego
Tue Oct 10, 2006 5:42 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja Rev B and Asus P5B-Deluxe don't play well
Replies: 54
Views: 33493

LOL It was just one of the standard Stanley bow type hacksaws that you find at Home Depot. It would have helped if the blade was smaller, but it did the job. A dremel would work too...basically you shave off enough metal at the base to make it into a rectangle instead of arch.
by YngDiego
Tue Oct 10, 2006 5:33 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja Rev B and Asus P5B-Deluxe don't play well
Replies: 54
Views: 33493

I'm not sure I want to take off the heatsink again and try to remount it. If I do take it off I'll try and take a picture. Basically what I did was on part of the curved base that hit the caps I cut it straight along the mounting screws that mount to the heatsink.
by YngDiego
Tue Oct 10, 2006 6:06 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja Rev B and Asus P5B-Deluxe don't play well
Replies: 54
Views: 33493

Yes I did and it most certainly hits the middle three caps to the left (in the link above), on the opposite side of the CPU from the Northbridge. It wasn't obvious that it hit them until I took the motherboard out because the Ninja mounting clamp did appear to clamp down, but was clearly resting dir...
by YngDiego
Mon Oct 09, 2006 7:19 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja with Asus P5B
Replies: 12
Views: 5027

The new "B" rev does NOT play nicely with the P5B Deluxe. The base mounting bracket for LGA775 sockets smashes three capacitors on the MB. I had to use a hacksaw on the mounting bracket to remove enough material to clear the caps.
by YngDiego
Mon Oct 09, 2006 7:15 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja Rev B and Asus P5B-Deluxe don't play well
Replies: 54
Views: 33493

I am overclocking my E6400 to 3.2GHz at 1.4375v. So my temps are within reason? I don't think they really dropped much when I got the Ninja remounted even though the bracket is clearly much better fitting after the hacksaw modification.
by YngDiego
Mon Oct 09, 2006 6:28 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic S12 Energy Plus: Efficient Power for Connoisseurs
Replies: 38
Views: 34286

I use the 550+ in my new PC, and I really like it. The PS is deathly quiet until I put a heavy load on my processors. Then it ramps up enough where I can tell the PSU fan has rev'd up. It's not loud, but it's certainly a noticable increase in noise over idle. Overally I'm quite happy and would recom...
by YngDiego
Mon Oct 09, 2006 4:52 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja Rev B and Asus P5B-Deluxe don't play well
Replies: 54
Views: 33493

Yes I did :-) I'm still worried about the high temps..I might pull of the Ninja again and see what the goop looks like..see if it's making good contact. So far I'm very let down by the Ninja..I had high expectaions for it.
by YngDiego
Mon Oct 09, 2006 3:49 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja Rev B and Asus P5B-Deluxe don't play well
Replies: 54
Views: 33493

Scythe Ninja Rev B and Asus P5B-Deluxe don't play well

Last week I anxiously built my new Concoe PC which consisted of the Asus P5b Deluxe and the Scythe Ninja rev b with the new mounting hardware. The MB was already in the case, so proceeded to mount the Ninja per the instructions. I fired up my PC and the CPU core temps were about 60c under full load....
by YngDiego
Fri Oct 06, 2006 12:01 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quiet this Raptor!
Replies: 1
Views: 1888

Quiet this Raptor!

I'm building a new system and got the Antec Solo Lifestyle case, which offers suspension mountin for HDs. I got my 74GB Raptor and a 500GB WD drive mounted, using their suspension system. While idiling I can't hear either drive, and I can't feel any case vibrations. However, my issue is with the see...
by YngDiego
Tue Oct 03, 2006 8:37 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja PLUS Rev. B *AM2 ready*
Replies: 30
Views: 18793

Finally! Too bad though that it will take so long. As I commented elsewhere, I've run into a few sites that list Sept. 26th as their new Ninja in-stock date (or by the 30th). Now I have to wait even longer to build my new system, sigh... Gosh me too! I have my whole system built and waiting on my N...
by YngDiego
Tue Sep 26, 2006 11:36 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12-Energy 550 Information?
Replies: 21
Views: 8352

I know. I would have happily bought a 350 or 400W version, but that's not offered so I went with the 550w.
by YngDiego
Mon Sep 25, 2006 6:48 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12-Energy 550 Information?
Replies: 21
Views: 8352

I'm used to spending that much or more on PC Power and Cooling supplies, so the Seasonic is actually cheaper than my last PPC. :-)
by YngDiego
Sun Sep 24, 2006 11:40 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Low air resistance, low fan speed, low noise technique
Replies: 67
Views: 180171

What do people think about snipping the fan grills on the Antec Solo Lifestyle? They use a honeycomb gril, with pretty minimal metal so the flow appears to be pretty good. Has anyone modded the front of the bezel to allow for better airflow? Such as adding a hole in the front of the bezel, or removi...
by YngDiego
Sun Sep 24, 2006 9:36 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12-Energy 550 Information?
Replies: 21
Views: 8352

Well I ordered my S12-Energy 550 for $149 and it should be here this week. I'm waiting on the other parts for my PC, so it will be a few weeks before I can power it on.
by YngDiego
Wed Sep 20, 2006 8:05 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12-Energy 550 Information?
Replies: 21
Views: 8352

Does anyone know where they can be purchased? I need one ASAP.
by YngDiego
Wed Sep 06, 2006 8:25 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12-Energy 550 Information?
Replies: 21
Views: 8352

True about the color. One site also mentioned shorter leads on the OEM model than the retail version. But certainly something to consider. Given that I'm a couple of months out from building my new PC, I'll wait until the 550s are out and see what kind of price difference there is. In all honesty, t...
by YngDiego
Wed Sep 06, 2006 1:44 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12-Energy 550 Information?
Replies: 21
Views: 8352

Thanks for the link! I didn't realize they made an 80 plus in that size. It looks like that is their OEM model, and one review said the cables aren't as long and it's not finished in black. I'll hold out until retailers start selling the 550 model and see how much the prices vary. Hopefully it will ...
by YngDiego
Wed Sep 06, 2006 7:41 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12-Energy 550 Information?
Replies: 21
Views: 8352

A fellow forum member sent me this link, which looks like a pretty good review of the 650W model. I do look forward to reading a review from this site though..they are always enjoyable!

http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm? ... 995&page=1
by YngDiego
Tue Sep 05, 2006 5:58 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12-Energy 550 Information?
Replies: 21
Views: 8352

Seasonic S12-Energy 550 Information?

I'm going to be building a Conroe E6600 PC with the Asus P5W-DH in a couple of months. I was researching power supplies and saw that Seasonic just released a S12-Energy 550 model. It looks great from the specs, but I can't find any online retailer that is selling it. Does anyone have any information...