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by laguz1
Sun Dec 02, 2007 9:51 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Low Frequency Hum At Start-Up / Disappears Over Time?
Replies: 1
Views: 1542

check your other post for my reply
by laguz1
Sun Dec 02, 2007 9:49 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Intermittent PSU Hum At Startup. Goes Away. What is it?
Replies: 2
Views: 1484

It could be that your psu fan and or cpu/case fans are nearly the same frequency, so they are creating some "beat" effect among the frequencies. Since the beats go away over time, either your cpu/case fan or psu fan is picking up speed (due to heat) so the frequencies become different enough so that...
by laguz1
Thu Nov 29, 2007 7:34 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7300 GS Advice please
Replies: 7
Views: 3255

yeah, 7600GT mounting is different than 7300GS

i'm guessing most of the low end cards, such as your 7300GS won't have any good aftermarket coolers, only those simple aluminum block+40mm fan contraptions...
by laguz1
Thu Nov 29, 2007 7:31 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180/182 What's the difference?
Replies: 16
Views: 5544

hey congrats man

NOW PIMP YO RIG DAWG! haha jk 8)
by laguz1
Wed Nov 28, 2007 1:35 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7300 GS Advice please
Replies: 7
Views: 3255

no, but it looks pretty much like an arctic cooling nv silencer...

is it compatible w/ your 7300GS?
by laguz1
Tue Nov 27, 2007 5:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Firefox/Firewall problem.....solved.
Replies: 8
Views: 2479

well, glad you found your problem!
by laguz1
Tue Nov 27, 2007 4:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Firefox/Firewall problem.....solved.
Replies: 8
Views: 2479

what was your latest firefox version? mine's 2.0.0.9 but its downloading some new update to 2.0.0.10... i hope my doesn't get messed up :? but how come your firefox automatically shuts down and starts downloading...doesn't it prompt you? usually firefox is a superb browser...i hadn't had any problem...
by laguz1
Tue Nov 27, 2007 3:31 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7300 GS Advice please
Replies: 7
Views: 3255

mounting doesn't fit?

or is the fan too big for the card? clearance issues?
by laguz1
Tue Nov 27, 2007 3:15 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Looking for some guidance/advice on my build...
Replies: 2
Views: 1252

does the S1 fit the 8800GT? I personally think the Accelero S1 may be too thin for lateral air movements across it...since it was built for air to blow vertically through it (up-down air movement vs. left-right, as from that yate loon). It could work, but at low fan speeds, which i'm guessing you ha...
by laguz1
Tue Nov 27, 2007 2:57 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180/182 What's the difference?
Replies: 16
Views: 5544

p182 has: 1) water cooling holes at the back 2) about 1/2" more room behind the mobo panel for easier cable routing 3) some additional holes/spaces in the mobo panel itself (like 1 on top, 2 on side) for easier cable routing 4) some zip ties at the back for...better cable routing again 5) different ...
by laguz1
Mon Nov 26, 2007 4:59 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My first so-so silent build
Replies: 12
Views: 5319

drilling holes in the fan's frame is A LOT easier and better than those rubber bands in the long haul

if you have a dremel, you can easily just cut off the closed flanges

a razor or exacto-knife could probably work as well...just it would take some more time/skill
by laguz1
Sun Nov 25, 2007 9:18 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My first so-so silent build
Replies: 12
Views: 5319

you won't need the rear top fan and you could cut out the fan guard, but i'd put at least some metal grill on the outside...or stray fingers or cables might get chop suey'd
by laguz1
Sun Nov 25, 2007 8:35 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My first so-so silent build
Replies: 12
Views: 5319

damn, it already looks well planned...very neat cabling, good components...you even added more sound dampening to the already sound dampened P180 :wink:

i would just say...get some better camera shots, haha...they're a little blurry :o

*oh and where's the sound card mister?!
by laguz1
Sun Nov 25, 2007 8:25 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7300 GS Advice please
Replies: 7
Views: 3255

zalman vf-700 @5v or even 7v can be very quiet and cool a lot better than many passive coolers galaxy has it default on their 7300GT http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2006/09/07/Galaxy_7300_GT/1 if you want, you can get an all copper one, copper/aluminum, or all aluminum... i would get the half n' ha...
by laguz1
Sun Nov 25, 2007 8:17 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Bolt thru for Scythe Infinity?
Replies: 1
Views: 1378

yeah, i believe you can use the thermalright bolt-thru on the infinity...

that same kit works on a ninja, so i wouldn't see why it can't on an infinity.

you might need some rubber/silicone washers though
by laguz1
Sat Nov 24, 2007 10:40 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: vostro 1500 - how does this look?
Replies: 3
Views: 4401

i was pretty much looking for a laptop under 1k that was ~15"... so i had the dell vostro 1500, inspiron 1520, and hp dv6500t as my choices... the dv6500t looking by far the best, but it only had 8400GS graphics and cost about $200-300 more for similarly configured specs. well, i ordered already and...
by laguz1
Fri Nov 23, 2007 10:54 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: vostro 1500 - how does this look?
Replies: 3
Views: 4401

vostro 1500 - how does this look?

ok, so i just ordered a vostro 1500 off dell's website. strangely, it had a $384 rebate, whereas the almost exact laptop, the inspiron 1520, did not have as good a discount... so anyhow, here's the configuration: intel core 2 duo T7100 (1.8 ghz, 800mhz fsb, 2 mb cache) 2 gb ram 667 mhz 120 gb 5400 r...
by laguz1
Thu Oct 25, 2007 12:53 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: p182 E4500 - Opinions and fan advice
Replies: 1
Views: 1185

you probably only need one nexus for the rear back exhaust (skip the top rear), and one on the ninja

i would replace the stock scythe fan w/ a nexus
by laguz1
Mon Oct 22, 2007 12:56 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: P182, Q6600, 8800GTX, 700 Kilobytes of pics **Updated Pics**
Replies: 16
Views: 12995

pretty sexy pc you got there :wink:

as usual the 8800GTX is pretty toasty

now all you need is just some better cabling, and then you got a superb setup
by laguz1
Sun Oct 21, 2007 9:56 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Is this power supply powerful enough?
Replies: 15
Views: 4123

430 watts should be enough
by laguz1
Thu Oct 18, 2007 1:30 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: what can be improved on this?
Replies: 18
Views: 8521

you can try that new zalman vf-1000 for the 8800GTS and post a review maybe :wink:

but yes, the 8800GTS fits in the solo
by laguz1
Tue Oct 16, 2007 5:39 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Silencing my pc
Replies: 9
Views: 4572

They have almost the same sound...due to both being made by seasonic, and thus same fans i personally like the seasonic, but thats just from experience and they've been in the psu business for quite some time. i'm pretty sure corsair make great psu's as well, so i'd choose whatever you like as long ...
by laguz1
Mon Oct 15, 2007 2:00 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Silencing my pc
Replies: 9
Views: 4572

you probably won't need to cut out a 120mm fan intake if you already have some gaps in which air can get into your case (preferably in the front) since just one exhaust fan is ok...you'll create negative air pressure which naturally draws air in. corsair 450VX is good too...its basically a seasonic ...
by laguz1
Sun Oct 14, 2007 7:43 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Konnetikut's Quad Core P182 [Update III] pg 3 (16 NEW PICS)
Replies: 86
Views: 73794

Wow, that NB/cpu cooler shot reeaallly helped out....thanks a ton!

superb pics - i'm guessing you're a photography fan? what camera do you use?
by laguz1
Sun Oct 14, 2007 11:09 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1653901

Snow Patrol - Run
by laguz1
Sun Oct 14, 2007 11:02 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Silencing my pc
Replies: 9
Views: 4572

Hmm, so i'm assuming you have a standard case w/ the psu located on top? The rear exhaust should blow air out back and yes, i would get a psu with a fan. i would get a default good, quiet psu, as modding the psu generally will violate the warranty and void it. Try a seasonic S12II 380 - i'm planning...
by laguz1
Sun Oct 14, 2007 10:56 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SE, RE, or RE2 Western Digitals for RAID
Replies: 9
Views: 3785

RE2 is more enterprised based, it has NCQ, higher MTBF, and some other features built for RAID setups, but honestly...if you run your computer normally, i don't think that long error recovery time and "dropping" out of the array means much to a normal user. I have a SE WD, one of the orig. 250gb 8mb...
by laguz1
Sun Oct 14, 2007 10:48 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 8500 vs 8600 Geforce
Replies: 5
Views: 2282

what resolution do you have? if you stay with 1024x768, a 8500GT will be fine, but if you play at 1280x1024 and higher, i would consider a 8600GT. The jump from 8500GT to 8600GT is actually a relatively big difference - you double the stream processors from 16 to 32, DDR2 to DDR3, and higher clock s...
by laguz1
Sat Oct 13, 2007 8:26 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: (Yet another) P182 build
Replies: 56
Views: 39403

oh nevermind...it was on your earlier post, heh sorry

but yes, thats one good (and neatly routed) pc you've got there
by laguz1
Sat Oct 13, 2007 8:25 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: (Yet another) P182 build
Replies: 56
Views: 39403

damn, thats one nice looking pc

what vid card do you have there?