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by RAFH
Sun Mar 16, 2008 4:13 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Are honeycomb grills efficient?
Replies: 11
Views: 4107

Any grille will be less efficient than no grille at all. That said, the less obstruction there is, the better. So the bigger the holes, the better, the small the members/struts, the better. Less is more. Of course, at some point, there's so little grille left you might as well not have any. Which ha...
by RAFH
Thu Mar 06, 2008 5:37 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone shows of mid-tower with 200mm intake and exhaust
Replies: 19
Views: 5578

While I agree the cage is likely to block the air flow from that fan, even 7 HDs are going to produce that much heat. Maximum HD puts out 10 watts. That's it. Seven of them comes up to 70 watts, that's if all 7 are maxing out which is highly unlikely. You can figure about 700 watts per cubic foot pe...
by RAFH
Thu Aug 30, 2007 12:19 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Solo fan connection
Replies: 3
Views: 2231

That was my solution as well. However, I use SpeedFan to override the Asus fan control.
by RAFH
Tue Aug 07, 2007 12:19 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: And the next SOLO is ...
Replies: 10
Views: 5032

Just a SOLO/P150 with a different color scheme.

Yawn.
by RAFH
Tue Aug 07, 2007 12:18 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Case Cleaning?
Replies: 13
Views: 4365

I agree about filters, they save a lot of cleaning. For what gets by, I use 3M cleaning cloths, cheap and washable. Do a great job of polishing and are great for monitors. Breaking down your system on a regular basis is not a bad idea either. Once a year or so. Maybe more often if you have a lot of ...
by RAFH
Fri Jul 27, 2007 11:46 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Solo fan connection
Replies: 3
Views: 2231

If I remember correctly, the TriCool has three wire connector. What's on the Gigabyte board? You should be able to find an adaptor, but I would suggest you either lose the fan controller or not connect to a motherboard header that controls the fan. Most motherboards that control fans do so via PWM w...
by RAFH
Mon Jul 23, 2007 8:54 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: The Last Piece: A Case
Replies: 10
Views: 3921

In which case id say go with an antec NSK1300. That case does not meet my criteria for future expansion. :( then id say go with an Antec NSK3300 Ditto, plus (I think) the case has side vents, which I prefer to avoid. First off, what's your budget cap? If you can afford the extra $50 or so, the Ante...
by RAFH
Mon Jul 23, 2007 8:29 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Concept for a wooden case (56K warning)
Replies: 26
Views: 11295

In my design, I allowed for 1.5" between the bottom of the fans, and the bottom of the filter, so if the filter was very thin, it would be fine, if not, I might have to give it a little more space. Between the bottom of the filter and the floor, there is only 5/8". But I consider this enough given ...
by RAFH
Sat Jul 14, 2007 1:08 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Raptor Hard Drives for Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 3357

You are most welcome. Its unfortunate this is not what you are looking for, but that's life and I thank you for letting me know. Good luck in your search.
by RAFH
Sat Jul 14, 2007 1:10 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Raptor Hard Drives for Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 3357

I did a bit of research on this as I didn't know either way. I found this by Anandtech. http://www.anandtech.com/printarticle.aspx?i=2922 It indicates these are the two platter version, both the WD740GD-00FLC0 model number, apparently what amounts to V2.0. The newer version 74GB drives with 16MB cac...
by RAFH
Fri Jul 13, 2007 10:17 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Raptor Hard Drives for Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 3357

Raptor Hard Drives for Sale

Two 74 GB Raptor Hard Drives for sale. These are 'Recertified' by the factory, warranty replacements for the new drives that failed after 8 months. The warranty on them is good until 07/2011. These should be as good as new. I assume they are empty. Cache is 8MB. Retail list price is around $140. I a...
by RAFH
Mon Jun 18, 2007 9:25 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Solo or...?
Replies: 14
Views: 10439

I wasn't aware of the GTS/GTX difference, that's good to know. As for cabling. the SOLO/150 is OK. Not great, but not bad. It does have some cable management on the right side. But it is a substantially smaller case (3' less height, 1.5" less depth), which makes for tighter cabling inside. In other ...
by RAFH
Thu Jun 14, 2007 9:44 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Solo or...?
Replies: 14
Views: 10439

My understanding is the 8800 graphics cards won't fit. Well, they can be shoe-horned in but you have to fiddle with the hard drives and cut up the drive case some to get them in. Even then its very tight. Look for a thread titled Lengthen SOLO 5 CM. or something like that. It discusses the problem a...
by RAFH
Thu Jun 14, 2007 12:17 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Solo or...?
Replies: 14
Views: 10439

Its just a rule around the house, touching the SOLO is a NONO. Which isn't very hard to enforce, its just me and the better half and she has no interest in computers whatsoever and wouldn't touch one for any reason other than perhaps to push it off her if it fell on her. Then only with a stick while...
by RAFH
Thu Jun 14, 2007 11:53 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Slightly different Case Design
Replies: 35
Views: 23655

Regards that PSU issue, if the PSU was mounted to the left side panel and that was hinged at the back, and you had adequate cable lengths (which if you have a modular PSU, shouldn't be a problem) it would solve the problem entirely. When you open the left side panel to work on the machine the PSU ro...
by RAFH
Tue Jun 12, 2007 11:28 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Solo or...?
Replies: 14
Views: 10439

Don't know about the chipping on the P150, but as for the SOLO showing fingerprints, that's what high gloss finishes do. Its the mark of a high gloss finish. Its why you keep children with their greasy, sticky, grubby little fingers away from such surfaces. Its the same with mirrors, highly polished...
by RAFH
Mon Jun 11, 2007 9:00 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Solo or...?
Replies: 14
Views: 10439

Can't say much about the rest of the cases, haven't tried them. But the SOLO and P150 (basically black and white twins) are super little cases. I absolutely love my SOLO. I wouldn't trade it for anything. Clean looking, very quiet, plenty of room (for my needs - I have a Seagate 750, two Samsung 250...
by RAFH
Sun Jun 10, 2007 1:03 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: BFG - 7600 GT OC SLI PCIe Graphics Cards for Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 3215

Fixed, BFG 7600 GT OC SLI PCIe Graphics Cards - For Sale

Thanks for the comments. Hopefully its good now. These are really good cards. I wouldn't be selling them except I haven't any use for them. I bought them for a new computer but my wife, who has no compassion nor passion for computers nor computing, somehow divined that a pair of BFG 7800 GT OC SLI g...
by RAFH
Sun Jun 10, 2007 11:26 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: BFG - 7600 GT OC SLI PCIe Graphics Cards for Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 3215

Yes, I goobered that.

They are the 7600s.

I had bought them for myself but my dear sweet wife bought me a pair of 7800s as birthday gift. What's a guy to do?
by RAFH
Sat Jun 09, 2007 12:13 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: BFG - 7600 GT OC SLI PCIe Graphics Cards for Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 3215

BFG - 7600 GT OC SLI PCIe Graphics Cards for Sale

Pair of BFG 7600 GT OC Graphics Cards PCI-e 16 Unused. Still in Boxes. With all accessories. Life-time warranty (this is a really great feature as I recently found out, no questions asked, they just replaced an ancient 6800 GT). These cards have the stock BFG cooler. They have 256 MB of GDDR3 memory...
by RAFH
Tue Feb 27, 2007 2:54 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Calling all Antec P150/SOLO owners!
Replies: 18
Views: 6152

its loud *duh* but my hdd now posts temps of 28c with a 1950rpm fan runniing, used to read 42c with no cooling. Google just posted a study showing that low HD temps actually increased the failure rates. Temps in the 20-29 failed more than drives at 55C. Harddrives at 42C are actually right in the s...
by RAFH
Tue Feb 20, 2007 8:05 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Solo....BROKEN POWER and RESET BUTTONS!!
Replies: 41
Views: 32253

I guess its just a matter of how seriously you and your computer take your kick boxing practice spars. Mine is a pussy, it runs away and hides as soon as I bow.
by RAFH
Tue Feb 20, 2007 8:01 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Best case to quiet WD Raptors?
Replies: 8
Views: 3704

I don't know what the best case is but the two 75s in my SOLO are essentially inaudible. Even with the two Samsung 250s next to them.
by RAFH
Tue Feb 20, 2007 8:00 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Calling all Antec P150/SOLO owners!
Replies: 18
Views: 6152

That's a matter of personal preference. I like to keep everything cool. And I do monitor it all. But to each his own. If you have a good exhaust fan it will be pulling air in through the front anyway, its the way the case is designed. Of course, it will have to work harder than it would with some fa...
by RAFH
Sat Feb 10, 2007 11:01 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Positive Pressure P180
Replies: 24
Views: 12086

But will you get all the small holes and the slight gaps at the doors and the cracks between the drives and all the other little sources of leakage. That's why positive pressure is the easier method, you don't have to hunt down each and every little leak. A big advantage with positive pressure is yo...
by RAFH
Wed Feb 07, 2007 9:07 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Solo LEDs
Replies: 13
Views: 5227

I agree with CoolGav, they are way too bright and can be very annoying. I simply disconnected the drive indicator. I installed a bit of paper cut to fit to dim the power light some. Blue LEDs are cool but they are way to intense for night time unless you just want everybody including the folks on th...
by RAFH
Sat Feb 03, 2007 3:51 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: PS Isolation
Replies: 10
Views: 2982

I installed a baffle on my SOLO, to separate the PSU from the rest of the gear. Well, not entirely, it pulls its air in through the 5.25 bays at the top front. The arrangement seems to work well. The PSU is one of the components that can generate noise and which you have little control over. Normall...
by RAFH
Fri Feb 02, 2007 11:22 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P 150 -120mm front fan?
Replies: 19
Views: 7447

I cut and installed a soft felt gasket between all of my fans and the frame. I made these out of felt pads with adhesive backs. Cost was less than $5. I also used plastic screws and nuts. I am pretty satisfied there is no vibration being transmitted to the frame. Cheap and effective. Be careful of t...
by RAFH
Tue Jan 23, 2007 2:51 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P 150 -120mm front fan?
Replies: 19
Views: 7447

If I remember correctly somebody did fit a 120 front fan. Of course the filter had to go, but it worked.

I have 2x 92mm Nexus RealSilents in front of my SOLO. They are very quiet and I have no complaints.

The specs on those Kaze fans look good but I wouldn't want to modify my case.
by RAFH
Sun Jan 21, 2007 11:26 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P150 & CPU Cooler Choice: Blowing Down or Toward Exhaust
Replies: 6
Views: 2476

I wouldn't blow your hot exhaust air on anything that needed cooling. I would definitely blow it out the exhaust. I also don't see why that would make any difference with having an intake fan. I have both intake fans running as well as the exhaust. If your concern is quiet, don't use the supplied Tr...