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by JaYp146
Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:46 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hitachi 5K3000 2TB experiences
Replies: 25
Views: 11186

Re: Hitachi 5K3000 2TB experiences

Reporting back in with my general impressions on the 5K3000 2TB drive vs. its predecessor (Samsung EcoGreen F2 1TB): Vibration : Samsung, 2/10 ... Hitachi, 3/10 Temperature : Similar, but the Hitachi tends to run 2-3 C warmer. Throughput : Pretty solid advantage to the Hitachi, 20-30MB/s faster in s...
by JaYp146
Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:06 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hitachi 5K3000 2TB experiences
Replies: 25
Views: 11186

Re: Hitachi 5K3000 2TB experiences

My 5K3000 is set to arrive later this afternoon - will report back once I receive it. I'll be comparing noise output and vibration to a Samsung EcoGreen 1TB.
by JaYp146
Fri Oct 16, 2009 6:17 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Silverstone FP33 3.5" Fan Controller - $11 @ Amazon
Replies: 2
Views: 1289

sea2stars wrote:I've owned two and each once has had 1 of the 3 controllers flake out.
I've had one die on me as well.
by JaYp146
Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:20 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Word to the wise - do NOT buy Yate Loon fans from Jabtech.
Replies: 9
Views: 3106

They all sound exactly the same - "whirring" noise from the bearings. I too was rather disappointed ... oh well. I guess it's Petra's from now on? I am by no means bashing Jab-Tech themselves here - they're a stellar etailer and I'm a big fan, it's just that I'm not too pleased with this batch of Ya...
by JaYp146
Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:40 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Word to the wise - do NOT buy Yate Loon fans from Jabtech.
Replies: 9
Views: 3106

Word to the wise - do NOT buy Yate Loon fans from Jabtech.

Just warning you guys - I ordered five of the famous D12SL-12 fans from them and have been extremely disappointed with their noise output. There is a "whirring" noise that accompanies the expected "airflow" whoosh at 5v, 7v, and 12v. FWIW these are marked "809." The Yates I've ordered in years past ...
by JaYp146
Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:31 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Gigabyte 9800GTX+ 1GB and Accelero S1 Rev 2: Will Fit?
Replies: 11
Views: 2320

Judging by the reviews I've seen the mounting holes are exactly same on the HD4890. Accelero S1 rev2 should work just fine, but it's crucial that you leave the red heatspreader plate on to cool the card's VRMs. That + a 120mm fan on the Accelero itself should be an effective cooling solution.
by JaYp146
Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:30 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Rubber fan mounts (set of 4) - $1.00 each + $1.50 shipping
Replies: 1
Views: 1366

Rubber fan mounts (set of 4) - $1.00 each + $1.50 shipping

http://tinyurl.com/d6nzyl

As opposed to most generic rubber fan mounts, these look pretty soft.

Better yet, they work with closed corner fans.
by JaYp146
Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:45 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: ALL SOLD
Replies: 9
Views: 2757

Seeking any trades? That 8600GT is mighty tempting ...
by JaYp146
Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:05 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: WTB/WTTF: A pair of 92mm fans.
Replies: 3
Views: 1516

Bump.
by JaYp146
Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:05 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Has anyone tested Scythe's 120mm KAMA FLEX fans?
Replies: 8
Views: 4369

Tephras wrote:FWIW, the 1000rpm SA1225FDB12L was included in Fan Round-Up #2.
Yeah, I was confused with the terminology (Kama Flex vs. Flow), but the model #s seem to match.

Anyone else?
by JaYp146
Thu Feb 05, 2009 2:29 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Has anyone tested Scythe's 120mm KAMA FLEX fans?
Replies: 8
Views: 4369

Has anyone tested Scythe's 120mm KAMA FLEX fans?

Found one recently on Jab-tech: http://www.jab-tech.com/Scythe-KAMA-FLEX-120-mm-Silent-Case-Fan-1500-rpm-SA1225FDB12M-pr-4370.html Was tempted by the price and availability. Supposedly these share the same fluid dynamic bearings that make the SFlex fans so great ... but how do they perform (on heats...
by JaYp146
Sat Jan 31, 2009 10:26 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: How to control CPU Fan speed (CNPS9500, P5K-Deluxe)
Replies: 8
Views: 4299

I own the same motherboard. Only one of the 3pin headers gives you RPM control. If memory serves I believe it's the one at the top left-most corner ... directions: Run Speedfan. Go to Configure, Advanced tab, Winbond W83627DHG, set PWM 4 type to DC output. Then go back to the original Speedfan windo...
by JaYp146
Wed Jan 28, 2009 10:21 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: sold
Replies: 3
Views: 2079

Are these rebadged Sony S-Flex fans? Seem to remember coming across a few posts that speculated as such.
by JaYp146
Sun Jan 11, 2009 4:08 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe 120mm S-Flex SFF21E is not really quiet
Replies: 18
Views: 6905

It turns out that my 120mm Lian-Li fan also vibrates its fan guard on occasion. I can't be 100% sure if it's the guard or the back of the case. The case is Lian-Li PC-A7110b (which is aluminum). The fan is mounted with the usual metal screws. You need to softmount every fan in a Lian-Li aluminum ca...
by JaYp146
Fri Dec 19, 2008 1:51 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: WTB/WTTF: A pair of 92mm fans.
Replies: 3
Views: 1516

LodeHacker wrote:My undying love & affection = ? :o

Oh and is your Audigy by any chance SB0090? (Not that I would need it, but it's good to know what people are exactly selling)
It's the model with a Firewire port on the back.
by JaYp146
Thu Dec 18, 2008 4:06 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Xigmatek XSF-F9251 or Scythe Kama PWM 92mm fan?
Replies: 0
Views: 1207

Xigmatek XSF-F9251 or Scythe Kama PWM 92mm fan?

Hey guys, I'm looking to get a pair of 92mm fans to replace the awful included pair that's installed, stock, in my Xigmatek BattleAxe GPU cooler. I can get the Xigmatek XSF-F9251 or Scythe Kama PWM DFS922512M-PWM 92mm fans for relatively cheap locally (Microcenter) or online (SVC.com). If no one has...
by JaYp146
Thu Dec 18, 2008 3:19 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: WTB/WTTF: A pair of 92mm fans.
Replies: 3
Views: 1516

WTB/WTTF: A pair of 92mm fans.

Hey guys, Seeking a pair of 92mm fans. They must be the same make/model. Listed below are some of the preferred models I'm seeking. Should you not be interested in a trade, I'd be willing to offer in the neighborhood of $10 shipped. Would really like : Scythe Kama 92mm PWM Fan (DFS922512M-PWM) Scyth...
by JaYp146
Sun Dec 14, 2008 6:41 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: ZalmanZM600-HP 600W, SeasonicM12 700W,OCZStealthXStream 600W
Replies: 1
Views: 1059

StealthXStream = loud
Zalman = mediocre
Seasonic = very quiet, so long as the tiny auxiliary fan doesn't kick in
by JaYp146
Tue Dec 09, 2008 10:44 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: sold
Replies: 4
Views: 1788

Second in line ... I'll take both if PartEleven backs out.
by JaYp146
Sat Nov 29, 2008 3:07 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Generic Zalman FanMate2, ~$4 shipped on Ebay
Replies: 2
Views: 1059

Generic Zalman FanMate2, ~$4 shipped on Ebay

Thought the SPCR crowd would appreciate this: http://cgi.ebay.com/Fan-Cooling-Speed-Controller-3-Pin-Computer-PC-23-041_W0QQitemZ170276287364QQihZ007QQcategoryZ3673QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem Goes all the way down to 5v, looks practically identical to the FanMate. Oh, and that's an interna...
by JaYp146
Sun Nov 16, 2008 2:13 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: Lenovo Thinkpad R61 - 14.1"
Replies: 6
Views: 2286

SOLD!
by JaYp146
Thu Nov 13, 2008 1:35 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: Lenovo Thinkpad R61 - 14.1"
Replies: 6
Views: 2286

Price drop to $525 + shipping.
by JaYp146
Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:02 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: Lenovo Thinkpad R61 - 14.1"
Replies: 6
Views: 2286

Price drop to $575 + half shipping.
by JaYp146
Tue Nov 11, 2008 2:45 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: Lenovo Thinkpad R61 - 14.1"
Replies: 6
Views: 2286

JaYp146 wrote:I believe it's 1440x900.
Confirmed - and bumped!
by JaYp146
Mon Nov 10, 2008 7:35 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: Lenovo Thinkpad R61 - 14.1"
Replies: 6
Views: 2286

I believe it's 1440x900.
by JaYp146
Sun Nov 09, 2008 4:02 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: Lenovo Thinkpad R61 - 14.1"
Replies: 6
Views: 2286

FS: Lenovo Thinkpad R61 - 14.1"

Lenovo Thinkpad R61 14" WS 7742-X7U Core 2 Duo T7300 2.0 Ghz nVidia 128MB Quadro NVS 140M (same as 8400M GS) 2x1GB Kingston DDR2 memory Vista Business, Ubuntu 8.04 Fingerprint reader Intel 802.11a/b/g 3945ABG wireless Bluetooth 80GB, 5400 RPM hard drive 6 cell battery, 3-4 hours battery life - very...
by JaYp146
Sat Aug 30, 2008 8:06 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Looking for good fan controller
Replies: 7
Views: 3323

Akasa FanControl JR has lasted for me reliable over a year but has no lights or temperature display. That I think is in Akasa FanControl models which is 5,25" and not 2,5" like Jr I, too, have the 2.5" model, and it's been exemplary. Unlike many fan controllers, it goes all the way down to 5v .... ...
by JaYp146
Sun Aug 24, 2008 9:19 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Ram heat spreaders really work.
Replies: 4
Views: 4246

Before/after temperature comparison would be what I think many of us are looking for. :wink:
by JaYp146
Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:56 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Xigmatek HDT-S1283
Replies: 19
Views: 11080

Hi, It greatly improves the contact between the base of the HS and the CPU. It matters a great deal. It is also much easier to install. Regarding the ease, it requires quite a bit of pressure to screw the bolts in. I've actually found the clip method to be easier. Didn't need a screwdriver. Pressur...
by JaYp146
Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:04 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quiet 38x120mm fan?
Replies: 12
Views: 5005

OP, check out the Scythe 120mm Ultra Kaze models. Just might be what you're looking for...