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by JohnFL
Sat Dec 01, 2007 5:50 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: P182 Lower Chamber Question
Replies: 5
Views: 1501

nick705........ Thank you for the forward to that other page... I'm not sure that was the exact one that i saw before, but it basicly does the same thing. By the way, i think i have seen posts that your running the Abit IP35 Pro. Are you still pleased with it? I just ordered mine yesterday, along wi...
by JohnFL
Sat Dec 01, 2007 5:45 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: P182 Lower Chamber Question
Replies: 5
Views: 1501

seraphyn.........

I have run it that way on my old P180, for a couple of years now. I want my hard drives ( 3 of them in the lower unit ), to be as cool as they possibly can be. That is more important to me, than the little noise that might get through the front filter and the door.
by JohnFL
Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:08 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: P182 Lower Chamber Question
Replies: 5
Views: 1501

P182 Lower Chamber Question

Hi Guys, In a P180 case that i have, i put a fan infront of the lower hd housing. To do this, i had to butcher the area infront of the lower hd housing, and i never really liked the way the fan fit in there ( a little too tight ). So now i am building a new system, and have ordered a P182. Again, i ...
by JohnFL
Wed Aug 29, 2007 12:23 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Anyone find different results than SPCR for best p180 config
Replies: 28
Views: 8179

By the way, i tried taping the holes around the PSU, but found that my hard drives ( 3 of them in the lower cage ), ended up actually about 1 to 2 C cooler with the tape off ( not what other people have found on their systems ). This is recommended only if you use a PSU (fan-cooled) with no other f...
by JohnFL
Mon Aug 27, 2007 1:20 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Antec P182 and Other Build Considerations
Replies: 12
Views: 4468

chaohuei........ I am going to be building my son a system in the not too distant future. After looking at all the P35 boards, and then reading the reviews, we have settled on the Abit P35 Pro, for a couple of reasons. The reviews on it have been good, but then so have they on the other P35 boards. ...
by JohnFL
Fri Aug 24, 2007 7:05 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Anyone find different results than SPCR for best p180 config
Replies: 28
Views: 8179

pdawg17... A couple of things... Did you try seperating the upper part of your motherboard into two compartments? I first used cardboard, and made it so that the cardboard ran from the front of the computer, to the back, and also made it so that it touched the motherboard, and came out flush with th...
by JohnFL
Thu Aug 23, 2007 6:52 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice on new P182 build: ALMOST DONE! (Kind of.)
Replies: 24
Views: 6848

One thing i don't see much of here on SPCR, is people buying a second hard drive, strictly for making a weekly mirror image of their boot drive. It's great to see all the latest PSU's, and video cards, etc etc.... yet no one seems to be putting in a second drive as protection, incase your boot drive...
by JohnFL
Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:09 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: totally frustrated
Replies: 11
Views: 2751

Hi guys, Many thanks for clarifying the part about which way the fan blows the air. I should have known that in no way would you guys be telling people to buy this fan or that fan, IF they were blowing into the case. That problem is solved :) NeilBlanchard.... Thank you for the welcome :) I see your...
by JohnFL
Wed Aug 15, 2007 7:00 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: totally frustrated
Replies: 11
Views: 2751

EsaT....

Unless the posts on SPCR are wrong, or i am reading them wrong, they say that the big fan blows "down" onto the CPU heatsink. Which means that the fan is sucking the air in from the back, through the PSU, and into the case. If that is infact correct, i cannot use that in a P182.
by JohnFL
Wed Aug 15, 2007 6:47 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: totally frustrated
Replies: 11
Views: 2751

qviri....

I have read posts on here that the Seasonic and Thermaltake PSU's with the 120mm fans, blow INWARD.
by JohnFL
Wed Aug 15, 2007 6:27 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: totally frustrated
Replies: 11
Views: 2751

totally frustrated

I am getting ready to build a system for my son, and have figured out all the stuff that he needs. Then i come to what i thought was going to be the easiest thing to figure out, and i have come to a screeching halt. My sons system will be: Q6600 - processor Abit IP35 Pro - motherboard Corsair XMS2 m...
by JohnFL
Tue Aug 14, 2007 12:46 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: power supply advice
Replies: 3
Views: 1472

thejamppa.....

Okay, this is all new to me. What is the reason for the 8 pin connector? And if i do a search for power supplies, will they say that they have what you call the "EPS connector" ?
by JohnFL
Tue Aug 14, 2007 11:49 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: power supply advice
Replies: 3
Views: 1472

power supply advice

Getting ready to build a gamer system for my son: Intel Q6600 processor Abit IP35 Pro motherboard 2 gigs of Corsair XMS2 memory EVGA 8800GTX video card ( only one/no SLI) Antec P182 case Now my question. As near as i can figure the power supply would have to put out around 413 watts at 100%. So i th...
by JohnFL
Tue Jul 24, 2007 11:58 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Cool,quiet P182 mini-report
Replies: 16
Views: 10961

greysky... Here is a post of what i did back in January of this year.... http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=37697&highlight= At the time of that post, i was going round and round with some other posters about the top fan and the way i am using it ( blowing down into the computer in...
by JohnFL
Mon Jul 23, 2007 1:28 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Cool,quiet P182 mini-report
Replies: 16
Views: 10961

graysky... I used this stuff http://www.ezquilt.com/products/plastics/singlesheets.htm It's nothing more than a thin piece of plastic. I first made a template using cardboard, and then drew that onto the plastic. I then cut it carefully so that it was a little bigger than need be, and then kept putt...
by JohnFL
Thu Jul 19, 2007 6:25 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Cool,quiet P182 mini-report
Replies: 16
Views: 10961

aelfewulf.... Very nicely done! I did the same things in my P180. I do have a question tho. I have seen several people mention that they lapped their cpu. Altho i have lapped my cpu heatsink, i have never tried that with the cpu itself. Is the top surface of the cpu hard enough to allow you to lap i...
by JohnFL
Tue Jun 12, 2007 8:22 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180 / P182 Top Fan. Who has tried open and closed?
Replies: 21
Views: 6554

g0uex.... You are not the first that has not had better results with the Ninja. I for one did not either! But i was told that either i did not install it correctly, or my sensor was in the wrong place to read the correct temp, or etc, etc. What i did was go back to my Zalman fan and put the Ninja in...
by JohnFL
Sun Jun 10, 2007 5:35 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180 / P182 Top Fan. Who has tried open and closed?
Replies: 21
Views: 6554

g0uex..... http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=37697&highlight= I posted this back in January. The reason for the post was primarily to show how i had modified my P180, so i could run the power supply cables behind the motherboard tray. In that post you can see i stated that my temp...
by JohnFL
Sat Jun 09, 2007 6:40 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180 / P182 Top Fan. Who has tried open and closed?
Replies: 21
Views: 6554

g0uex.... I finally ran across someone else who has the top fan in a P180 blowing down onto the cpu/heatsink. I tried the normal exhaust up method, then afterwards i blocked the hole, and then finally i had the fan blow down like you have yours. I have yet to find anyone who would agree with me on d...
by JohnFL
Thu May 03, 2007 6:20 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need Help Improving new P182 Build
Replies: 4
Views: 1901

mtheuma.... I wonder if you tried having the top fan blow down onto the heatsink/fan combo ? The reason i say this, is cause on my system i found that my temps went about 3 to 4C lower with it blowing down. I know that is against what most people on here preach, but it worked on my setup. I believe ...
by JohnFL
Mon Mar 12, 2007 1:00 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Son's computer
Replies: 5
Views: 1920

angelkiller..... I talked with my son about your reply, and he seemed quite interested in your post. To expand a little on what he is thinking of doing.... he is definately thinkging about going with Intel, and probably the E6600, with atleast 2 gigs, and more than likely 4 gigs of fast memory. Our ...
by JohnFL
Sun Mar 11, 2007 12:41 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Son's computer
Replies: 5
Views: 1920

Son's computer

My son has been saving up his money so he can build a new computer. He knows i have been active on this forum, because i bought a P180, and started modifiying it, after reading some of the threads on here, so he has asked me to help him build it :lol: :lol: Anyways... he already has a NVIDIA 7900 GT...
by JohnFL
Sun Mar 04, 2007 7:38 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180B top fan as intake
Replies: 12
Views: 4166

alfhenrik..... Contrary to what most people on here say, i also tried the top fan as an intake rather than an exhaust. I have probably changed it back and forth 8 or 10 times, and EVERY time it shows me the same results. The temp on my Zalman CNPS7000B-ALcu was atleast 2C lower with the fan in the d...
by JohnFL
Sun Feb 18, 2007 7:40 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: P180B cabling + fan setup. Suggestions too?
Replies: 9
Views: 6826

SockToy.... You might want to consider moving the optical drive down to the 4th 5 1/4 bay. That would leave your top 3 bays open, and then you could stick a Kama Bay into it. The reason i mention the Kama Bay, is cause they come with a slow turning fan, and a filter. Lot's of guys remove the fan, ca...
by JohnFL
Mon Feb 12, 2007 12:12 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: noise, fan balance, dust
Replies: 38
Views: 11512

scholtz.... Will try to talk you through the steps to set SpeedFan up. Start by clicking on the Configure button on the main screen... upper right. Then click on the Speeds tab at the top of the next page. Click on the fan that you believe is for your CPU, so that it is highlighted. At the bottom of...
by JohnFL
Mon Feb 12, 2007 5:07 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: noise, fan balance, dust
Replies: 38
Views: 11512

scholtz.... You keep mentioning the bios stuff, and i keep mentioning the SpeedFan stuff :roll: Do me a favor and download SpeedFan, and install it. If you don't like it you can always uninstall it. Trust me, with SpeedFan you will have the ability to control the speed of your CPU fan. I see posts o...
by JohnFL
Mon Feb 12, 2007 4:33 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: noise, fan balance, dust
Replies: 38
Views: 11512

scholtz.... My guess is that those are excellent temps. Does Everest give you the speed of any of your fans? If it does, then all you need to do is get SpeedFan, cause it will allow you to change the speed of your CPU fan. Then you place SpeedFan in your StartUp menu of WindowsXP, and your all set. ...
by JohnFL
Sun Feb 11, 2007 8:45 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: noise, fan balance, dust
Replies: 38
Views: 11512

scholtz... Everest is an excellent program, that will probably give you fairly accurate temp readings. I am not familiar with your CPU, but i think what you ought to do is run Everest, and then get an idle temp and then load the CPU and get the hottest temp. Post them here, and i am sure someone wil...
by JohnFL
Sun Feb 11, 2007 8:30 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Getting ready to start my first build - P180 case
Replies: 3
Views: 1504

Stephen.... I understand your concerns for what order to install your components, but you did not mention if you are going to mod your P180 or not. If in fact you want to do some mods, like remove intake and exhaust grilles, and possibly route the cables from your powersupply so they wont clutter up...
by JohnFL
Sun Feb 11, 2007 8:15 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: I am new... Please to meet to all...
Replies: 8
Views: 2797

Miz... I have read your posts a couple of times, just to make sure i understand what it is your trying to do. I sense that your trying to build a quiet system, but that your number one priority is your budget, followed by the noise problem I think getting the P180 will solve a lot of your noise prob...