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by Calgarian
Sat Mar 27, 2010 6:31 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel X25-V G2 40GB SSD
Replies: 96
Views: 49983

the intel x25-v is on sale this week on ncix. im very tempted to buy it. I recently went from XP to Win 7 and the Intel 160GB SSD. Love it! The 160 formats to 148. With Win7 and my programs I have 109 of 148GB free. I would say a 60-80GB SSD is the minimum way to go. Go for Win7 and the largest SSD...
by Calgarian
Sun Feb 28, 2010 2:17 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Time to builid a new mid-tower pc
Replies: 4
Views: 2967

Hmmm. I've done some exploring and $700 sounds like a high compromise budget. I'll agree with ces, make a SSD the first choice. It truly is worth the cost. OCZ, Corsair or Kingston in the 60-64 GB range. Here's one example..... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820139132 I don't ...
by Calgarian
Fri Feb 26, 2010 6:55 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2.5" vs 3.5" + SSD?
Replies: 30
Views: 10565

I've just upgraded to an Intel 160GB SSD combined with a Caviar Green 1TB drive. I'm happy with the combo. While 40 is doable, I'll agree that 60-80GB for a SSD is a better minimum. From what I've seen, 99% of the people who get a SSD boot drive says it's worth the money. 60-80GB drives also look to...
by Calgarian
Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:12 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Which 3.5" drive to pair with Intel X-25M?
Replies: 11
Views: 2286

Are you sure you need 160GB? A 40GB or 80GB SSD seems more reasonable to me, I don't know about jtcb,.....I did very seriously consider the 40Gb version. At one point in my preparations, I did buy the 80GB version.....ended up with two of them in fact, I could say I ended up saving money by trading...
by Calgarian
Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:02 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Which 3.5" drive to pair with Intel X-25M?
Replies: 11
Views: 2286

swivelguy2 wrote:What you describe is not possible.
Aha! :) The proverbial "I did not know that!" Thank You.
by Calgarian
Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:36 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Which 3.5" drive to pair with Intel X-25M?
Replies: 11
Views: 2286

I've bought the 160GB Intel SSD and the 1TB Green model you're looking at is the one that seems to be the best pairing choice for me as well. Almost bought it on the way home from work today. :wink: If anyone wants to chime in with advice on partitions.....?? This 1TB has the new "advanced format". ...
by Calgarian
Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:10 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Looking for an Antec SOLO equivalent...
Replies: 12
Views: 2637

Hmmm. In the end you have to make the cost/benefit decision that you are prepared to live with. You're the one who will be sitting next to it for a few years. :wink: I did forget to mention eBay, plus there's Amazon. Here's the UK version. http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3D...
by Calgarian
Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:02 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: no more b/s what is the most silent case[?]
Replies: 29
Views: 4379

Does Antec release info on how popular various models are? The Solo must be in the top 3. One thing I would like to see from Antec is an updated Solo. I have the P150 so I would like a white option. 8) Along with black, also offer a window option. PSU on the bottom. Add USB 3.0 Option for either 120...
by Calgarian
Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:47 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Which PSU for my Antec Solo Quad Core?
Replies: 7
Views: 1816

I'm partial to Corsair PSU's myself.

Sounds like you'll end up with an Antec. :wink:
by Calgarian
Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:27 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Looking for an Antec SOLO equivalent...
Replies: 12
Views: 2637

Have you tried the Antec site? http://www.antec.com/Believe_it/index.php Perhaps they will ship directly to you? Also.....there's the where to buy page.....here's a local Etailer listed or perhaps shipped in from Europe. http://www.antec.com/Believe_it/index.php?page=wheretobuy_resellerSelect&Countr...
by Calgarian
Fri Jan 22, 2010 6:56 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Please suggest me a better, quiet fan for heatsink (60mm)
Replies: 12
Views: 2063

Oh....you could also explore here for ideas......

http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l3/g47/c12 ... Page1.html
by Calgarian
Fri Jan 22, 2010 6:40 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Solo airflow
Replies: 31
Views: 7708

Just coming up to the third anniversary, and I still love my P-150 White.

I have been researching my i5 and i7 options recently. Whichever way I go, the P-150 (Solo) stays!
by Calgarian
Fri Jan 22, 2010 6:29 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Please suggest me a better, quiet fan for heatsink (60mm)
Replies: 12
Views: 2063

If I'm understanding the photos.....the fan will be on top and blowing down? I believe Scythe has 40 and 80mm. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185100&cm_re=scythe_fan-_-35-185-100-_-Product http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185055&Tpk=scythe%2040mm I q...
by Calgarian
Sat Sep 13, 2008 4:40 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec Mini P180 - Dustproof - Updated 2008-10-12
Replies: 12
Views: 7081

I agree, very nice! Any thoughts on using a second fan on the Noctua cooler? And, as suggested, perhaps sealing the back? ...or if it's not too silly to suggest, a fan almost in the middle of the case, say attached to the end of the shelf the SpinPoint is sitting on...to help support the front intak...
by Calgarian
Mon Mar 03, 2008 4:44 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Looking for recommendations for 92mm, low cfm, low db bans
Replies: 4
Views: 2040

I will be ordering a couple of these for my P150 sometime this month.

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php? ... ure=Noctua

http://www.ocmodshop.com/ocmodshop.aspx?a=1066
by Calgarian
Wed Feb 27, 2008 2:52 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Nexus: Clodius
Replies: 14
Views: 13513

As I said a few minutes ago in another thread. I love my P150! I've had it for a year now. I can see staying with the Solo/Sonata Designer line for a long time precisely because I haven't seen anything better (or even close) come along, Antec included. If Solo etc. ends up being the best case that w...
by Calgarian
Wed Feb 27, 2008 2:36 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Looking for a very quiet case
Replies: 26
Views: 7032

I'm using a Corsair 620 in a P150 (same as Solo)

It has two 92mm in the front, although I've read here of folks adjusting things to fit in 120's.

I would suggest that Solo/Sonata Designer is the best for the fit, carrying weight would be the main issue for you.
by Calgarian
Wed Feb 27, 2008 2:26 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Sonata III 500 vs. P182?
Replies: 15
Views: 12025

.....and I should conclude by saying, I can't say enough good things about the P150 (Sonata Designer 500) case. I love it!


http://www.antec.com/us/productDetails.php?ProdID=15135
by Calgarian
Wed Feb 27, 2008 2:23 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Sonata III 500 vs. P182?
Replies: 15
Views: 12025

The Solo and P150 are the same. (oh, the P150 came with an Antec power supply which I replaced with a Corsair) I picked the P150 last year because I liked the white better. I've discovered this month it seems the P150 has been renamed as the Sonata Designer. (with a choice of face plates, hmmm) The ...
by Calgarian
Sat Feb 23, 2008 3:10 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Making the signature font smaller than message.....
Replies: 4
Views: 5375

:D Oh!

Thank you very much Neil!
by Calgarian
Fri Feb 22, 2008 5:15 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Making the signature font smaller than message.....
Replies: 4
Views: 5375

Making the signature font smaller than message.....

How can I make my signature font smaller than the usual message font?

I tried a few months ago and it ended up making both smaller.

thanks and regards,
by Calgarian
Fri Feb 22, 2008 5:12 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice requested for seriously silencing a P182
Replies: 6
Views: 3403

Plus a related topic for you to consider......

viewtopic.php?t=46466
by Calgarian
Fri Feb 22, 2008 5:03 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice requested for seriously silencing a P182
Replies: 6
Views: 3403

Re: Advice requested for seriously silencing a P182

Symptoms: Patient is noisy. Seagate is humming like nuts. Tricools are noisy. I am not generating much heat,....... ......I just like it to be dead quiet. The key here is "dead quiet" If you unplug almost everything, are you still generating little heat? Replacing the HD seems to be a good move. It...
by Calgarian
Thu May 24, 2007 6:19 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P182SE Advanced Super Midtower Case: P180 v.2
Replies: 66
Views: 61831

Last fall I was researching components for a new system. My main case contenders were the Antec 160, 150 and 180. (went with 150) The 180 was ruled out mainly based on its size vis a vis my year old computer desk. If the computer shelf were two or three inches lower it may have been a different resu...
by Calgarian
Thu May 10, 2007 5:28 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Sonata ver1 vs Solo
Replies: 6
Views: 2782

For me, the cost of getting a P150 and replacing the psu with a Corsair 520 was well worth the price. (factoring in the time it will be used, etc) I had a voodoo case pushing close to 7 years, with internals that had been upgraded 3.5 years ago. It's three months now and I'm still loooooving the qui...
by Calgarian
Sun Apr 08, 2007 6:59 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Dealer got me confused - Sonata or p150?
Replies: 10
Views: 3462

I'm very happy with my P150.

Also, I believe it's a wee bit roomier than the Sonata.

You could get the P150 and -if- you find it's not quiet enough, add acoustipac later.
by Calgarian
Fri Apr 06, 2007 6:18 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: dilemma: Love my P150 but it will not fit 8800 series GPU...
Replies: 15
Views: 5918

How old is your current card?

My advice, keep the P150 and replace the fan.

If you're not in a rush to get a new card, replace the fan and keep an eye on what comes out, cards & cases, for the rest of the year.
by Calgarian
Fri Mar 23, 2007 5:34 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Noctua = Overhyped, noisy little buggers
Replies: 34
Views: 22469

I'm one that loves them.

Fan, CPU cooler with fan and chipset cooler.

Very pleased.
by Calgarian
Sun Feb 25, 2007 3:34 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Which case: Lian Li B20A/101/A10A or Antec P180
Replies: 15
Views: 5493

Depending on whether everything would fit, I would recommend the P150/Solo.

I got the P150 for the looks, love the quiet. :D