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by Stereodude
Sat Jan 08, 2011 6:07 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec ISK 300 Mini-ITX case
Replies: 115
Views: 88678

Re: Antec ISK 300 Mini-ITX case

anyone know if this has room for 12.5 mm drives? Yes and no... Since I couldn't find an answer to this question anywhere on the web I did my own testing. You can fit a 12.5mm thick 2.5" HD in one of the two 2.5" "bays" in the Antec ISK 300. As you can see in the picture below it sits just a touch b...
by Stereodude
Fri Jan 19, 2007 1:22 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: My informal 120mm fan test...
Replies: 28
Views: 11044

I replaced 2 120mm Antec Tri-Cools with the 800RPM 120mm Noctua. They Noctua's are definitely quieter without the ULNA than the Antec's on low. They seem to blow a little more air too. I ended up using one with the ULNA adapter because I didn't need much airflow from it. The other I'm running withou...
by Stereodude
Fri Jan 19, 2007 7:17 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja PLUS Rev. B *AM2 ready*
Replies: 30
Views: 19177

As an FYI: The Ninja Rev. B will fit on a Gigabyte GS-M55plus-S3G motherboard (AM2), but will block the first memory slot. So, you're limited to running only 2 sticks of RAM if you want dual channel. It will also press on some of the rear capacitors around the CPU socket, but not hard enough to worr...
by Stereodude
Fri Jan 19, 2007 7:13 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervolting AMD X2 4200+ AM2 @ LR
Replies: 6
Views: 2893

For another point of comparison my 4200+ (65W) is 100% stable at 1.05V.
by Stereodude
Mon Jan 15, 2007 7:28 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 16GB SSD RiDATA MSRP $170
Replies: 7
Views: 2879

Re: 16GB SSD RiDATA MSRP $170

This looks promising! Hopefully a small but competitive market will develop for SSD drives. There are a ton of computers that could still easily run on 16GB. http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=5645 Transcend makes 2, 4, and 8GB models already, but the pricing isn't very good. My HTPC coul...
by Stereodude
Mon Jan 15, 2007 7:22 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 16GB SSD RiDATA MSRP $170
Replies: 7
Views: 2879

Will SSD drives be limited to a finite number of read/writes? From my experience, exisiting hard drive technology (when built properly) has the potential for a longer working lifetime than a USB flash drive. Yes, but with proper wear-leveling (part of the drives firmware) and disabling of the Windo...
by Stereodude
Mon Jan 15, 2007 7:12 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Mixed results with VF-900
Replies: 8
Views: 3991

I'm interested in the VF900 fan swap also, but that mod looks a little bit complicated and convoluted. It also seems to make the cooler even taller...

Hmm...
by Stereodude
Mon Jan 15, 2007 6:53 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: fan dampeners
Replies: 9
Views: 3619

PopCorn wrote:did it make it any quieter?
Yes, but I'm not using the original Antec Trio fans anymore, so it's really hard to say what part the gasket / dampening posts made vs. the Noctua fans.
by Stereodude
Sat Jan 06, 2007 7:06 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: fan dampeners
Replies: 9
Views: 3619

Do the silicon isolator posts/bolts work when used in conjuction with the rubber/silicon gaskets? Like these ? I'll answer my own question since I've got the answer now after trying it. Yes, you can use a rubber/silicon gasket along with the rubber/silicon mounting posts. I used both to mount some ...
by Stereodude
Fri Jan 05, 2007 11:11 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: How hot is too hot?
Replies: 14
Views: 4432

Seem kinda hot, but it's likely OK.

My 7900GS sits around 40C with a Zalman VF900-Cu (fan at 5V).
by Stereodude
Mon Jan 01, 2007 7:58 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: xFx 7600GT Fatal1ty edition
Replies: 10
Views: 4549

Too bad they didn't put HDCP on it...
by Stereodude
Sat Dec 30, 2006 4:50 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: NOCTUA NF-S12 where to buy
Replies: 9
Views: 3425

Ken5d wrote:
Ace of Spades wrote:they're at jab-tech!!
Thanks! Good price and cheap shipping. Looks like the winner!
I got mine for ~$20 each with free shipping (on a >$50 order) from moddersmart. Jabtech has a good price, but they didn't have the 800RPM flavor.
by Stereodude
Sat Dec 30, 2006 4:45 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja - heatpipes touching capacitors
Replies: 13
Views: 6156

My Ninja presses some on the caps around my CPU socket on my Gigabyte GA-M55plus-S3G. It doesn't press hard enough to damage anything, so I'm not worried.
by Stereodude
Sat Dec 30, 2006 1:29 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: fan dampeners
Replies: 9
Views: 3619

Do the silicon isolator posts/bolts work when used in conjuction with the rubber/silicon gaskets?

Like these?
by Stereodude
Sat Dec 30, 2006 1:23 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: NOCTUA NF-S12 where to buy
Replies: 9
Views: 3425

These are pricey fans. I think I'll stick with Yate Loons, but here's a company that sells the NF-S12-800s & -1200s for $17.57 and claims they are in stock: http://www.us.ncix.com/search/index.php?q=noctua&minprice=Min.+Price&maxprice=Max.+Price Resellerratings shows this place seems safe enough to...
by Stereodude
Sat Dec 30, 2006 1:17 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Heatsinks - how many are really needed?
Replies: 11
Views: 3029

In my experience they're not putting heatsinks on things that don't need it. Run your system and touch the heatsinks. You'll find they're hot.
by Stereodude
Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:02 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's Fan Round-Up #2: 120mm Fans
Replies: 189
Views: 154416

Apologies if this has been asked before, but what causes the "ticking" that's audible in some of the fans recordings? For example, the Antec Tri-Cool at 5V appears to have some sort of "ticking" in the mp3 recording, but the two I have in my P180b seem to have no such noise at 5V.
by Stereodude
Sat Dec 30, 2006 11:55 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's Fan Round-Up #2: 120mm Fans
Replies: 189
Views: 154416

has anyone found where to get your hands on the noctuas in the USA? i briefly looked at eBay, but there only seemed to be one store based in the UK selling them for something like $30 plus shipping from europe. :( There are several US retailers now. Check the Noctua page. I ordered two 800s from ht...
by Stereodude
Thu Dec 28, 2006 7:43 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Good quiet GPU recommendation
Replies: 15
Views: 5829

rei wrote:ah, i see now. that's just something stereodude introduced.
I only mentioned that because Nick705 mentioned it being a good HTPC card. I think the 7600GS will work fine give the OP's target uses.
by Stereodude
Wed Dec 27, 2006 10:52 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Where to find an AMD Athlon64 X2 3800+ EE SFF 35W?
Replies: 9
Views: 3949

I 2nd this.

Get a 65W part and undervoltage it. I have a 65W 4200+ X2 AM2 that it 100% stable with 2 instances of CPU Burn at 1.05V with a Scythe Ninja on it running fanless in a Antec P180B.
by Stereodude
Tue Dec 26, 2006 7:47 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Good quiet GPU recommendation
Replies: 15
Views: 5829

Thanks, rei. This is the Gigabyte 7600GT I was referring to. Sure looks like a 2-slotter to me. Pricewise, I could reasonably do a 7900GS, if there'a quiet cool one. I see them for about $150-$175. But haven't seen any fanless ones. But again, no point is spending money unless there's performance b...
by Stereodude
Tue Dec 26, 2006 7:45 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Good quiet GPU recommendation
Replies: 15
Views: 5829

I'm not really sure what XFX were thinking of with this one - I doubt if the Fatal1ty admirers will be tempted by a mere 7600GT, even a hotted-up and silent one. It seems more suited to HTPC use, as apparently PureVideo likes high core clock speeds but doesn't seem particularly dependant on the ext...
by Stereodude
Sun Dec 17, 2006 10:45 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD A64 X2 TDP Poll
Replies: 75
Views: 85247

winguy wrote:Does Core Temp v0.94 work for AM2 CPUs?
Yes, it works on my 4200+ (65W) AM2. It doesn't correctly ID the CPU, but it shows the speed correctly and has the temperatures of both cores.
by Stereodude
Sun Dec 17, 2006 8:01 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: quiet CPU cooler for Socket A ???
Replies: 12
Views: 3860

I've got one of these Gigabyte heatpipe coolers on my 2500+ Barton. It's pretty quiet with the inline resistor adapter. It also will mount using only the socket (doesn't need holes in the mobo).
by Stereodude
Sun Dec 17, 2006 7:35 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD A64 X2 TDP Poll
Replies: 75
Views: 85247

My AM2 4200+ (65W) is all screwy too. AMD64 TCaseMax - v1.19 ---------------------- CPU Information (CPU #1): Standard CPUID: Family: F, Model: B, Stepping: 2 Extended CPUID: Family: F, Model: 4B, Stepping: 2 CPUID String: 40FB2 Processor APIC: 0 Processor: Low-Power Mobile AMD Sempron 4100+ (Unknow...
by Stereodude
Sun Dec 17, 2006 7:28 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: most energy efficient CPU out there?
Replies: 30
Views: 11451

pyogenes wrote:Yeah, but not really worth considering unless you're willing to buy it soldered on a motherboard (assuming you can even find a vendor to buy it from).
Hey, I never said it was practical. :P
by Stereodude
Sun Dec 17, 2006 7:24 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: AMD x2 3800 in Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe will not POST
Replies: 2
Views: 1460

According to the Asus support site Bios 1013 and later support the 3800 X2, so you might have a dead CPU. Do you know someone else with a 939 board you can try it in?
by Stereodude
Sat Dec 16, 2006 8:14 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: most energy efficient CPU out there?
Replies: 30
Views: 11451

There's a Ultra Low Voltage 9W Core 2 Duo. That's probably the highest performance per watt chip.
by Stereodude
Thu Dec 14, 2006 5:43 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Ideal HTPC video card for 480p 4805 projector
Replies: 7
Views: 2883

I'm using the M1 input on the projector. I'm using a Dell brand M1-DVI adapter (I did try VGA also just for the heck of it, but got the same 640x480 results). Sounds like you need an nVidia card where you can tell it to treat the display as a HDTV and force the timings. Sounds like the EDID data is...
by Stereodude
Thu Dec 14, 2006 4:35 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Intel D975XBX2 mobo and memory question
Replies: 6
Views: 2315

Is the 975 very picky about RAM like the 965? I know there are stacks of complaints on Newegg about how picky the 965 boards are.