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by tsmvengy
Tue May 06, 2014 7:45 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Mitigating against dangers of huge CPU coolers
Replies: 17
Views: 8195

Re: Mitigating against dangers of huge CPU coolers

CA_Steve wrote:You could just secure it with a couple of cable ties to an appropriate point on the case to nullify the torque. Or, build a stand underneath it to prop it up.
Agree with this - just use a cable tie or some wire or something and attach it to a support above the cooler.
by tsmvengy
Fri May 02, 2014 9:41 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Kotetsu CPU Cooler: A Compact King
Replies: 94
Views: 54454

Re: Scythe Kotetsu CPU Cooler: A Compact King

Would be nice if Scythe actually sold their products in the USA...
by tsmvengy
Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:49 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja SNCJ-1000 for socket 1155 with Noctua backplate, now (2020) on Ryzen AM4
Replies: 89
Views: 67121

Re: Ninja SNCJ-1000 for socket 1155 with Noctua backplate -

I have the Ninja Revision B, I think I'm going to try that backplate and screws from Sidewinder. It looks like I won't need to do anything else. I do have an 1155 AsRock board with the 775 holes (H77M), but no way am I using the plastic pushpins, and I don't think a 775 backplate will work properly ...
by tsmvengy
Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:31 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja SNCJ-1000 for socket 1155 with Noctua backplate, now (2020) on Ryzen AM4
Replies: 89
Views: 67121

Re: Ninja SNCJ-1000 for socket 1155 with Noctua backplate -

The original Ninja had a 775 fitting derived from the 478 fitment. Later Ninjas, such as yours, used the standard 775 push-pins. You should find that if you remove the push-pins from the 775 fixing, there is enough room to use the bolts, thumbscrews and backplate from the Noctua NM-I3 SecuFirm2 mou...
by tsmvengy
Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:23 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja SNCJ-1000 for socket 1155 with Noctua backplate, now (2020) on Ryzen AM4
Replies: 89
Views: 67121

Re: Ninja SNCJ-1000 for socket 1155 with Noctua backplate -

Is it possible to do a similar thing with the Ninja Rev. B (SCNJ-1000P) or is the mounting too different?

I have this: http://www.scythe-usa.com/product/cpu/0 ... 1100p.html

Maybe using the socket 478 clip from scythe and the noctua backplate?
by tsmvengy
Mon Nov 02, 2009 12:16 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Shopping Cart Advice
Replies: 10
Views: 1547

I would not go with the Walmart one - I don't like the original Phenom processors.

That build you had from Newegg was good, but I would go with a core i5 or something else to keep the price down! Or go with a quad-core phenom II and save more.

Why do you want a SSD?
by tsmvengy
Tue Jul 28, 2009 6:45 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Kitchen HTPC
Replies: 28
Views: 13322

The fan on the minja might be making things worse by messing up the airflow. Seems to me you should get rid of it and have those two fans attached to the case be intake & exhaust (depending on which way you want the airflow going). The air should go right over the minja.
by tsmvengy
Mon Jul 13, 2009 6:12 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silencing the beast - help needed
Replies: 7
Views: 1583

Err, more RAM is not going to make your machine slower.

OP, also make sure you are going to be using a 64-bit OS to actually take advantage of all that RAM. 32-bit OS's can only address 4GB total.
by tsmvengy
Tue Jun 30, 2009 4:12 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja rev. B on Socket AM2+/AM3
Replies: 4
Views: 1139

Cool.

I checked the box, it has the AM2 logo on it.

From the manual, it says you just use the same bracket for sockets 754, 939, and AM2.
by tsmvengy
Mon Jun 29, 2009 7:34 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja rev. B on Socket AM2+/AM3
Replies: 4
Views: 1139

Cool, I'm fairly certain I have the 1000P. I'll have to look through the box.
by tsmvengy
Mon Jun 29, 2009 6:37 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja rev. B on Socket AM2+/AM3
Replies: 4
Views: 1139

Ninja rev. B on Socket AM2+/AM3

I have a Scythe Ninja revision B on a socket 939 motherboard right now.

I am thinking about upgrading my computer and using the Asus M4a78 motherboard. This is an AM2+/AM3 motherboard.

Will I need to get a new bracket to attach the ninja to this motherboard? If so, where can I get this?

Thanks!
by tsmvengy
Tue Apr 29, 2008 5:21 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 520W enough?
Replies: 9
Views: 2508

520W enough?

A friend is building a rig with the following specs:

Q6600
Nforce 650i Motherboard
4 Gigs RAM
8800GTS 512 (may add another later, so take into account 2 of these)
2 Hard Drives
2 Optical Drives

He keeps telling me "zomg I need 750W," but I want to convince him otherwise. Help!
by tsmvengy
Wed Apr 02, 2008 4:51 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Newish Builder - Help and win a prize!
Replies: 7
Views: 2120

I would suggest not buying your parts one piece at a time (RAM is maybe the only thing I would buy earlier as prices are rock bottom right now.) Save your money up until you have enough to buy everything at once; there's no reason to buy parts one at a time. You'll also save money/be able to buy bet...
by tsmvengy
Wed Apr 02, 2008 4:48 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Am I on the right track with this list?
Replies: 6
Views: 1775

by tsmvengy
Wed Dec 05, 2007 8:23 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD3870 Initial impressions + S1 Swap and OC
Replies: 17
Views: 7407

About Vista's problem seeing the card - did you do the usual procedure of uninstalling the old card drivers, restart, shutdown, remove old card, insert new card, install new drivers?
by tsmvengy
Sat Nov 24, 2007 6:34 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Overheating Video Card? (Monitoring Software)
Replies: 1
Views: 1326

Overheating Video Card? (Monitoring Software)

So I think my passive 7600GT is overheating when I play Half Life 2. What program could I use that would create a text log file of the temperature of the card, so that when my computer crashes while playing I can see if it's the card?

Thanks!
by tsmvengy
Thu Oct 18, 2007 8:44 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair 1000W PSU
Replies: 23
Views: 8274

How the hell would you even fit all that in a case? And do they even make motherboards for 4 Quad-Cores and 5 PCI-E slots? I demand pictures!
by tsmvengy
Thu Oct 11, 2007 11:27 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New quiet PC Setup: Need Advice
Replies: 12
Views: 4105

I'm not sure how quiet that setup will be. It seems geared towards gaming more than towards quiet operation, which is fine as long as your expectations are realistic. Also, your links don't seem to work right. I can't see the described components. I can't imagine why that setup would cost you $1900...
by tsmvengy
Wed Oct 10, 2007 6:18 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: 0db at last - a machine I can't hear in my home studio
Replies: 6
Views: 7940

I can see why the GFX card would be hot - no place for air to move around it! There's some serious dead space there. You could try just taking off the slot cover with those dinky holes in it - those holes aren't doing anything.
by tsmvengy
Fri Oct 05, 2007 11:59 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: what´s the best passive heatsink right now?
Replies: 23
Views: 8170

as the Ninja has wider fin spacing which makes it better for LOW airflow It's not such precise: The Ultra-120 beat the Ninja at every voltage level except the lowest, where the two were equal it is a better passive heatsink. Very likely, or so I mean. Luca But we're talking about passive here - no ...
by tsmvengy
Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:19 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: AC T2PRO vs. Antec P150 which one is better?
Replies: 3
Views: 1759

I would bet the T2Pro is going to be louder, since it has 2 80mm fans and 1 120mm. The Antec P150 is 40% more expensive though, so it depends on what kind of noise you'll put up with and how much modification you want to do. You might be able to undervolt the fans in the T2Pro to make them quieter, ...
by tsmvengy
Mon Sep 24, 2007 10:34 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: hyper 6+ fan questions
Replies: 9
Views: 2964

by tsmvengy
Thu Sep 13, 2007 6:04 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Newbie first system design
Replies: 6
Views: 1666

Plus, if you buy buy buy your case now the Solo is $20 after rebate at Fry's:

http://shop2.outpost.com/product/489561 ... IN_RSLT_PG
by tsmvengy
Sun Aug 05, 2007 2:14 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Case Cleaning?
Replies: 13
Views: 4210

Case Cleaning?

I have a little bit of a dust problem in my case, and I'm trying to figure out how to clean it out. I use canned air but it just kinda blows the dust around. So I'm wondering, what do you guys do? Vacuum? Use some kind of cloth?
by tsmvengy
Wed Aug 01, 2007 5:44 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD Elastic Suspension... Show your pics!
Replies: 446
Views: 945209

I remember seeing somewhere around this forum a design for suspension that consisted of a wooden frame (made of dowels?) with elastic in it. Anybody know where I can find this post, or a picture of it? I've been searching for that as well, but no luck :( I need to properly suspend the drives in my ...
by tsmvengy
Wed Aug 01, 2007 8:28 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD Elastic Suspension... Show your pics!
Replies: 446
Views: 945209

I remember seeing somewhere around this forum a design for suspension that consisted of a wooden frame (made of dowels?) with elastic in it. Anybody know where I can find this post, or a picture of it?
by tsmvengy
Thu Jun 28, 2007 12:17 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: quiet antec tx640b C2D build *UPDATED*
Replies: 17
Views: 9166

You might want to try blocking those side vents and see what that does for cooling. I'm thinking that maybe some of the air being exhausted by the rear fan is being drawn through those vents and is not contributing to component cooling as well as it could because of the direct path. Or have you tes...
by tsmvengy
Thu May 24, 2007 6:27 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: large capicity, quite IDE storage drives
Replies: 6
Views: 2332

Did you look at the reviews for that converter? Lots of DOAs. You can also look for another converter or get a PCI SATA card. But yeah, I would agree that you should get a SATA drive and then use a converter - that way you can use it in a new rig as a SATA drive when you upgrade! Check this out: htt...
by tsmvengy
Tue May 08, 2007 11:24 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Where can I find AGP/passive/composite
Replies: 4
Views: 2187

There are more if you do a Newegg search. Those both have a composite out, yes, but many video cards have a dongle that attaches to the video out port that does component and composite.

Gigabyte 7600GS

I would say that is your best bet.
by tsmvengy
Tue May 01, 2007 1:29 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2Western Digital SATA2 drives, is one quieter thn the other?
Replies: 5
Views: 2745

The drives with the "AA" specification (AAKS and AAJS) will be quieter because they have fewer platters.