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by alfhenrik
Wed Dec 30, 2009 4:43 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Would the PW-200-V & Dell DA-2 be enough?
Replies: 0
Views: 714

Would the PW-200-V & Dell DA-2 be enough?

Never mind, ordered the gear and hopefully it'll be enough for my needs.
by alfhenrik
Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:57 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Post your power consumption
Replies: 109
Views: 62120

My home server:

CPU: Intel E6400
MOTHERBOARD: gigabyte 965 ds3-p
RAM: 4x2gb DDRII corsair
VIDEO: ati 4550
HD: 1x2.5' G.Skill Falcon 60Gb SSD, 2x3,5' 1.5Tb WD GREEN, 1x3.5' 750Gb WD GREEN
POWER SUPPLY: Corsair VX450

Idle: ~80w
Load (converting avi to mp4): ~100w
by alfhenrik
Sun May 03, 2009 11:40 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Anyone actually bother to undervolt anymore?
Replies: 55
Views: 13060

I undervolt my E6400 equipped file/bittorrent server...as it is on 24/7 I thought I'd save energy (even if just a bit) by undervolting the CPU at stock speeds...got it down to 0.95v with EIST enabled...(2.13Ghz at load, 1.6Ghz at idle)
by alfhenrik
Sat Feb 28, 2009 5:51 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervolting: how low can you go?
Replies: 234
Views: 208232

E6400, Stepping L2, running at stock speeds with EIST enabled (going between 1.6 and 2.13Ghz) 0.975 (BIOS), 0.944 (Windows) Gigbabyte DS3P, Orthos stable for 8 1/2 hours now..any lower than that and Orthos fails after a couple of minutes (~0.95v) / seconds (0.90v).
by alfhenrik
Wed Feb 18, 2009 3:25 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Low power HTPC, HD/Bluray capable
Replies: 6
Views: 5005

Thanks guys for your replies, I will probably go the AMD path (saves me ~$AU200) and I might just go a notebook drive instead of SSD as it's double the price of the notebook drive.

I'm hoping to get this system to consume no more than 50-60w...
by alfhenrik
Fri Feb 13, 2009 8:30 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Low power HTPC, HD/Bluray capable
Replies: 6
Views: 5005

Low power HTPC, HD/Bluray capable

Hello fellow SPCR'ians, I have decided that I want to upgrade / replace my current P4 HTPC with something more power efficient...I have been doing some research for the past month or so but I am still at a loss as to which setup would be the best for me. I am willing to go with either AMD / Intel (w...
by alfhenrik
Sun Apr 13, 2008 7:50 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Where are you & how did you get your forum name?
Replies: 37
Views: 9328

Forum name is just a concatenation of my names...rather boring I know but I usually suck at coming up with witty nicknames :)
by alfhenrik
Mon Apr 07, 2008 5:44 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: VX 450 isn't quiet!!
Replies: 13
Views: 3217

Hmm...the specs of your machine doesn't seem to add up to too big of a power drain on the PSU, my VX450 is currently running a P4EE, 8600GTS, 2 hard drives and it is whisper quiet...I can't hear it from half a meter away...maybe you got a bad sample...I am very happy with mine. Just to make sure, ar...
by alfhenrik
Thu Mar 27, 2008 12:40 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Scythe Ninja and X38
Replies: 3
Views: 2017

According to some guys at the NCIX forums (LINK) the Ninja fits the Asus Maximus Formula with no issues.

So I'd say that you'd be fine.
by alfhenrik
Thu Mar 27, 2008 12:35 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: eVGA GeForce 8800 GT
Replies: 7
Views: 2030

If you're worried about the heat, just replace the stock heatsink with the Accelero S1 and you should see the temps drop between 10-20*C depending on if you put a fan on it or near it. The 8800GT is an awesome card to have in your system, you should be able to play most games (except for Crysis, of ...
by alfhenrik
Sat Mar 22, 2008 1:49 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Loud WD HDDs
Replies: 5
Views: 1665

However... the two western digital hard drives seem louder than ever! That's the problem, once you've made the rest of the system barely audible or inaudible, there is always the hard drives... I have the same issue, before I adventured into the whole "I-want-a-system-that-can-barely-be-heard" I co...
by alfhenrik
Fri Mar 21, 2008 10:33 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: AAM For Samsung hd501LJ + hd160HJ?
Replies: 8
Views: 2954

Like Michael said, there are no issues with using the Hitachi Feature tool to enable AAM on your Samsung drives. I did it just last week on my two new HD501LJ's...worked like a charm.
by alfhenrik
Wed Mar 19, 2008 7:55 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: nVidia is getting serious...
Replies: 7
Views: 2111

It seems that it doesn't interfere with larger sized heatsinks...at least not the Ninja...according to The Techreport We were even able to squeeze a massive Ninja CPU heatsink onto the socket without interfering with the chipset cooler. And BTW this will most likely be my next upgrade, together with...
by alfhenrik
Sat Mar 01, 2008 2:21 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: IP35 + TRUE + Solo - Will it fit?
Replies: 7
Views: 3026

I run an Intel board (915PBL) in a SOLO with a TRU120, it's a bit of a squeeze to get in there but you just need to bend the top fin a tiny bit, and it'll bounce back anyway...
by alfhenrik
Sat Mar 01, 2008 2:18 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Can you cool 3-way SLI with Zalman Reserator 2?
Replies: 4
Views: 4691

Re: Can you cool 3-way SLI with Zalman Reserator 2?

^^ as topic tilte says, can you cool 3-way SLI with Zalman Reserator 2? Note that the tubing will only run through the 3 VGAs, and not the processor or anything else. Well, I don't know personally but it might not perform as well as a custom watercooling setup...but then again not much will. Althou...
by alfhenrik
Wed Jan 30, 2008 1:42 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Quiet gaming system in a P180B [Updated w/ new images]
Replies: 23
Views: 17620

Yeah that helps, thanks. 70 is a bit hotter then i'd like to se really. I was hoping for something more like 65 max. On the other hand it's not a problem. The card should be able to handle that easily. And sticking the fan closer to the heatsink might help as well, specially at low flow rates. Aele...
by alfhenrik
Sat Jan 26, 2008 10:45 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quieting the old beast: upgrade help please
Replies: 8
Views: 2680

Re: Quieting the old beast: upgrade help please

Short version: 1) Will 3 Scythe S-FLEX Ds at 800RPM (one on CPU heatsink, one front intake, one rear exhaust) be likely to provide sufficient cooling for the following system: - Prescott 3.0GHz P4 with Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme - Gigabyte 915P chipset motherboard - Passively cooled 7600 or 860...
by alfhenrik
Sat Jan 26, 2008 1:38 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Quiet gaming system in a P180B [Updated w/ new images]
Replies: 23
Views: 17620

WR304 wrote:You haven't put the heat sinks on the graphics card VRMs.
D'Oh, must have been concentrating on other things when sticking on the heatsinks yesterday...stuck them on the wrong parts.

Fixed now...
Image

Thanks.
by alfhenrik
Sat Jan 26, 2008 3:45 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Quiet gaming system in a P180B [Updated w/ new images]
Replies: 23
Views: 17620

Hey Aelek,

No worries, I disconnected the fan that is on the S1 and put a Antec TriCool on Low at the front of the case in front of the videocard (not attached to the upper hard drive cage).

Ambient temps ~25*C

VGA Temps (idle/load)
GPU: 52*C/70*C
Amb: 43*C/54*C

Hope this helps you buddy.
by alfhenrik
Fri Jan 25, 2008 7:22 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Quiet gaming system in a P180B [Updated w/ new images]
Replies: 23
Views: 17620

Hello, Finally got everything installed, I have updated first post with new pictures. My computer is now very quite, unless all windows are closed, TV is off, pedestal fan is off, I cannot hear it. So it's a bliss now, I have achieved my goal...a powerful, but barely audible, gaming machine that wil...
by alfhenrik
Fri Jan 18, 2008 4:22 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Quiet gaming system in a P180B [Updated w/ new images]
Replies: 23
Views: 17620

Well, I have made some upgrades to my system, the most significant one being upgrading my X1950Pro Crossfire to an 8800GT 512Mb, and I must say that it was well worth it. Now I can play any game I want (except for Crysis, but I'm not too fussed about that as I don't really play it) on high at 1920x1...
by alfhenrik
Sun Dec 09, 2007 3:48 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fusion Max -- ATX version of Antec Fusion is coming
Replies: 156
Views: 109647

Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you...i've always loved the style of the Fusion/NSK2400 but my current HTPC is a full ATX board and now I don't have to upgrade to a microATX board... thank you!
by alfhenrik
Thu Nov 08, 2007 12:20 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Solo & Corsair VX450
Replies: 2
Views: 1617

The VX450 works perfectly fine in the SOLO, as a matter of facts I have one sitting next to me right now and it is quiet as!

I highly recommend it.
by alfhenrik
Mon Oct 01, 2007 4:14 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Sonata III --- beginner
Replies: 25
Views: 7672

Nah I meant plug it into the CPU connector, run the CPU fan off that plus all the case fans,,, but I imagine the smart monitoring would trip out :P The quad connector plugs straight onto your powersupply, so you could still run your CPU fan of the CPU fan header...this one would probably be the eas...
by alfhenrik
Sun Sep 30, 2007 11:37 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Sonata III --- beginner
Replies: 25
Views: 7672

I'm running several 7v-trick connectors and I have not had any issues what soever with them so I'd say that they are safe (but don't quote me on it...). If you're worried about it then go for the second one. Your CPU probably won't be to happy if you don't run it's fan :wink: unless you are running ...
by alfhenrik
Sun Sep 30, 2007 10:24 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Sonata III --- beginner
Replies: 25
Views: 7672

PCCG has these cables 12V to 7V Fan Power Reducer or these QuadSilencer 4pin to 4 x 3pin Reducer UV Blue These will allow you to run your fans at 5v off a normal molex connector from your power supply, highly recommended if you don't have fan headers on the motherboard. Yes, I know what you mean abo...
by alfhenrik
Sun Sep 30, 2007 9:19 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Sonata III --- beginner
Replies: 25
Views: 7672

First of all: Welcome to SPCR! What you could do is, get 2 Nexus 120mm fans, hook them up to your motherboard and then control the speed of them using Speedfan , this way you can set them to spin at lower RPMs so that they become inaudible (or close too) and still get decent airflow through your sys...
by alfhenrik
Sun Sep 30, 2007 12:46 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: scandinavians
Replies: 62
Views: 21795

Well I can't speak for all Scandinavians here but all I know is that I find SPCR the best source for quiet gear reviews, and everyone here on the forums are very friendly and ready to spend their time to give advice on matters according to their experiences. Maybe us Scandinavians just love quiet/si...
by alfhenrik
Fri Sep 28, 2007 3:03 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Plans for quiet computer systems and parts shop in Oz
Replies: 7
Views: 3237

Plans for quiet computer systems and parts shop in Oz

Hello, This is mainly directed at all Australians of SPCR... I'm in the planning stage of setting up a shop for quiet systems and parts as there is less than a handful of shops that provide quiet gear (the best one being PC Case Gear )... So...I'd like to run a little bit of a poll of what you guys ...
by alfhenrik
Thu Sep 27, 2007 10:11 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent, Linux friendly AMD system in P182.
Replies: 7
Views: 3102

P182 has a USB port at the front, aren't all the ports on the motherboard on the back? How do I use the one on the front? Motherboards also, usually, have onboard USB connectors that you can connect front panel ports to. http://au.asus.com/610/images/products/1160/1160_l.jpg By looking at this pict...