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by alleycat8675309
Mon May 05, 2008 7:06 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Athlon X2 4850e in Canada
Replies: 4
Views: 1791

by alleycat8675309
Fri Apr 04, 2008 9:21 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Silverstone Nightjar ST45NF
Replies: 1
Views: 2224

Silverstone Nightjar ST45NF

by alleycat8675309
Thu Mar 20, 2008 7:06 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: 80 Plus expands podium for Bronze, Silver & Gold
Replies: 32
Views: 33233

There appears to be one Silver rated PS:
http://80plus.org/manu/psu_80plus/psu_join.php

* June 8, 2008* web address has been modified to:
http://80plus.org/manu/psu/psu_join.aspx
by alleycat8675309
Thu Mar 13, 2008 6:49 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Is arctic cooling accelero s1 compatible with 8600GT?
Replies: 1
Views: 1251

Yes it is. This is the original one on a BFG 8600GT OC.

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by alleycat8675309
Tue Mar 11, 2008 8:23 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fanless PSU New Poll - ST30NF vs. Zen
Replies: 12
Views: 3836

No issues. I've had this in 3 different systems so far. 1) HTPC w/Athlon XP 2500+ cooled with a Zalman 3100 heatsink w/fan and for video a old passively cooled Nvidia Nforce4 440 video card and ATI 650 TV card. 2) AMD 3700+ system w/Scythe Ninja no fan and a BFG 8600GT w/Accelero S1. 3) AMD BE-2350 ...
by alleycat8675309
Tue Mar 11, 2008 7:27 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fanless PSU New Poll - ST30NF vs. Zen
Replies: 12
Views: 3836

Well I don't know if it's the best, but it's what I got. The Zen 400.
by alleycat8675309
Fri Feb 22, 2008 8:29 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: FSP Zen400 Fanless PSU. Whiney at all?
Replies: 6
Views: 2287

I have the Zen 400. Zero noise.
by alleycat8675309
Wed Jan 02, 2008 3:20 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Arctic Cooling Accelero S2 on 8600GT?
Replies: 15
Views: 7441

Thanks Andy. I just opened up one of the spines and it's made a big difference. Idle and load temperatures dropped 5/10 deg. C. I need to experiment with this more. alleycat8675309, you will probably get better cooling results if you close up the vent next to the PCI-E/PCI slots and pop a few spines...
by alleycat8675309
Sun Nov 04, 2007 9:36 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Arctic Cooling Accelero S2 on 8600GT?
Replies: 15
Views: 7441

No special hardware. My case is an Antec P150. It was a fine line between over-tightening the 4 bolts or not having enough of a tight bond between the vga heatsink and the gpu chip. The board visibly *flexed* a little bit after screwing the bolts on. More of the same with the 2 black snap on connect...
by alleycat8675309
Fri Oct 26, 2007 10:14 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: My Sunbeam Rheobus almost caught on fire!
Replies: 5
Views: 2777

Google "sunbeam rheobus fire". I have one I got really cheap. Haven't mounted it yet.
by alleycat8675309
Fri Oct 26, 2007 10:07 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Arctic Cooling Accelero S2 on 8600GT?
Replies: 15
Views: 7441

I have the S1 mounted on a BFG 8600GT OC. Right now it idles at 39 deg. C and at load around 49 deg. C, this with no fan.
by alleycat8675309
Sat Oct 06, 2007 11:04 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: looking for a kill-a-watt or power angel in canada?
Replies: 8
Views: 6439

Ditto. Had to get mine from the King George Hwy. location in Surrey as I couldn't find it in a few Vancouver locations a few months ago.
Amourek wrote:Got mine at Canadian Tire:
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by alleycat8675309
Thu Sep 27, 2007 7:56 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Which 4 GB USB flash device?
Replies: 9
Views: 3569

SiSoftware Sandra Lite

I use SiSoftware Sandra Lite: http://www.sisoftware.co.uk/index.html?dir=&location=downandbuy&langx=en&a= The following is the performance report for these 2 USB keys: SanDisk Cruzer Micro 1GB followed by the OCZ Rally 2 GB (each USB key was loaded with stuff to varying degrees - didn't bother clear...
by alleycat8675309
Fri Jul 27, 2007 7:54 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: where to buy samsung HD501LJ in vancouver island or mainland
Replies: 5
Views: 2185

Yesterday there were 100 WD units available. All sold out right now. I'm sure there will be more available at that price in the future. NCIX probably sold more than 700 units of WD and Seagate 500GB hd this last week from their sale. They post a sale limit of 200 units lets say, and when they are so...
by alleycat8675309
Thu Jul 26, 2007 8:31 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: where to buy samsung HD501LJ in vancouver island or mainland
Replies: 5
Views: 2185

It is orderable, but still quite a bit more than the WD or Seagate 500GB. http://www.ncix.com/search/?q=samsung+500gb&minprice=Min.+Price&maxprice=Max.+Price Looks to me like you've got it backwards -- the Samsung at CA$140.45 is cheaper at NCIX than any 500GB drive from Seagate or WD by a BIG marg...
by alleycat8675309
Thu Jul 26, 2007 6:37 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: where to buy samsung HD501LJ in vancouver island or mainland
Replies: 5
Views: 2185

It is orderable, but still quite a bit more than the WD or Seagate 500GB.
http://www.ncix.com/search/?q=samsung+5 ... Max.+Price
by alleycat8675309
Tue Jul 24, 2007 1:59 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: are you satisfied with the noise level of your system?
Replies: 58
Views: 29075

my general use PC has only one noisy component left, one of those small hsf's on my Radeon 9550. other than that the two 120mm nexus fans @7V and soft-mounted HDD's make a pretty silent system. My HTPC has a Radeon 9600xt. I replaced the heatsink & fan with a Zalman ZM-NB32K Northbridge Chipset Hea...
by alleycat8675309
Tue Jul 24, 2007 10:34 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: are you satisfied with the noise level of your system?
Replies: 58
Views: 29075

I am extremely satisfied on my daily use pc. That plan is now wrecked as I just purchased a BFG 8600GT card. The X1600pro with Zalman VF900 gpu heatsink was darn near silent but the 8600gt was a bargain. My HTPC is pretty quiet and I'm almost satisfied, but it may require some re-configuration of so...
by alleycat8675309
Sun Jul 08, 2007 8:57 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: I bought the FSP Zen, but the motherboard doesn't turn on
Replies: 10
Views: 5424

See this thread: http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=30289 So you've been testing with everything plugged in? As some others have suggested, try plugging in another 1 or 2 fans. Otherwise buy a psu tester like this: http://www.startech.com/Product/ItemDetail.aspx?productid=PSUTEST20...
by alleycat8675309
Sat Jul 07, 2007 9:42 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Kaze-Jyu Review Anyone?
Replies: 20
Views: 8256

I have the "high" version used to cool a cpu heatsink in a Silverstone LC17 case. In the same case I have a Nexus 92mm fan to pull in air in the front of the case. I've under-volted the Nexus and it's dam quiet. Doesn't blow a whole lot of air but it's almost silent. At 12v the Nexus isn't as quiet ...
by alleycat8675309
Tue Jul 03, 2007 7:55 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Phantom 500, zen 400, or seasonic s12+ - advice for newbie?
Replies: 11
Views: 5027

I recently purchased a Zen 400 for my HTPC in a Silverstone LC17 case. I've had it for 2 weeks and everything is working fine. No noise that I can hear from the psu not counting the other fans. Also I have a Antec Neo 430 that I've had for about a year now in a Antec P150 case. No problems and very ...
by alleycat8675309
Fri Jun 15, 2007 5:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Adorable Kitten Needs Your Help!
Replies: 28
Views: 12206

Shadowknight wrote:
alleycat8675309 wrote:$10 just sent. Gotta help my kin.
Thanks dude. Trying to send you a "thanks" e-mail, but the server's hanging.
I got it and you are welcome.
by alleycat8675309
Fri Jun 15, 2007 3:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Adorable Kitten Needs Your Help!
Replies: 28
Views: 12206

$10 just sent. Gotta help my kin.
by alleycat8675309
Thu May 24, 2007 3:07 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Best 300-400W modular PSU
Replies: 6
Views: 2784

Enermax Liberty 400 or Antec NeoHE 430. FYI, the Antec Neo 430 that I got last year with my P150 case does not have a EPS12V connector (I think I'm thinking of the 8 pin connector). Later, when I got a Crossfire board for free, I found out that I needed that connector but the Neo 430 didn't include...
by alleycat8675309
Sun May 20, 2007 9:22 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Users of 30" 2560x1600 monitors - some advice please
Replies: 20
Views: 7563

I don't have the 30" screen, but we do have a lot of 20" dual screens at 1600x1200 resolution at work. We sit the normal depth that one would with a single monitor (approx. 70 cm for me). I imagine that's how I would with one of these 30" screens.