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by Lou_H
Fri Mar 14, 2008 7:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: DVD Software, what's your favorite?
Replies: 7
Views: 2362

I think my first CD-R drive was $500 and very slow. :? I bought an OEM Samsung DVD RW drive # SH-S203B/BEBN with software for $27.99 from ZipZoomFly and it came with Nero 7 Essentials. If it is OEM then it won’t have any software unless it is added to the deal. If it is a retail package then it wi...
by Lou_H
Fri Mar 14, 2008 7:23 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Long list of graphics cards power consumption.
Replies: 5
Views: 3735

Thanks, but the power supply was not my concern. I was converting some older PC's to be used for just 2D video stuff like web browsing and office programs. I want to run these PC's very quiet and run the vga cards with fanless heat sinks. So if the cards are wasting too much power and giving off a l...
by Lou_H
Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:17 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Long list of graphics cards power consumption.
Replies: 5
Views: 3735

Now I'm already working with mark84 from atomicmpc forums, we have joined forces and we are preparing a new compilation with lots of data and good visual graph. Good to hear. I was originally looking for the power consumption of some older VGA cards I had in some older PC's to decide if the cards s...
by Lou_H
Sat Mar 08, 2008 11:04 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Long list of graphics cards power consumption.
Replies: 5
Views: 3735

Long list of graphics cards power consumption.

I found on another forum someone put together a good list of graphics card power consumption use at idle and load.
Link: atomicmpc.com
by Lou_H
Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:40 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: SVC.com- Very disapointing. Will not shop there again.
Replies: 17
Views: 10632

Thanks for the suggestions. When I talked to the customer service supervisor, I did tell him that the fan was not in its normal sealed plastic wrapper, but I got no comment. He then told me how to request an RMA and that when I got the RMA UPS would pick up the fan to be shipped back. At that time I...
by Lou_H
Sun Feb 17, 2008 9:14 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: SVC.com- Very disapointing. Will not shop there again.
Replies: 17
Views: 10632

SVC.com- Very disapointing. Will not shop there again.

I have only ordered from Silicon Valley Compucycle ( svc.com ) a couple times. The last order had several problems with delays, inaccuracies, late notices and a defective unsealed part. After emails and talking with customer service I don’t think they are making an effort to prevent the problem fr...
by Lou_H
Sat Feb 16, 2008 12:46 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800GTX P182 and HR-03 Plus
Replies: 7
Views: 2896

I think most PSCR users consider even the 120mm Sythe fans too loud above about 1000rpm and quiet at 800 or below. So the fans are usually undervolted to run 800 or even 500 rpm. (800 rpm Sythe fans might not start if you try to under volt them, so you run them close to stock speed.) I don’t think...
by Lou_H
Sat Feb 02, 2008 5:37 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Uncontrollable Scythe SFF21E(1200rpm)
Replies: 17
Views: 4304

KenAF wrote I assume the bios also retains those % speed settings after you turn off the computer? So you just need to set everything once, then the software is no longer needed? Correct, the software is just used to recalibrate the settings and does not need to be running. The picture above shows f...
by Lou_H
Fri Feb 01, 2008 11:33 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Uncontrollable Scythe SFF21E(1200rpm)
Replies: 17
Views: 4304

Easy Tune 5 is a Gigabyte motherboard overclocking utility that runs in Windows but lets you change settings in the BIOS without rebooting. After I change the settings I can exit the program and it keeps the settings even when I reboot the PC and don't run the program again. When I am in the BIOS I...
by Lou_H
Fri Feb 01, 2008 8:55 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Uncontrollable Scythe SFF21E(1200rpm)
Replies: 17
Views: 4304

java_ed wrote: How can you a 3-pin head plug on your mobo is voltage controlled vs PWM controlled? I have a Gigabyte GA-P35-DS4 motherboard and the CPU fan header is a 4 pin that can control a 4 pin PWM fan or a 3 pin non-PWM fan (regular fan). The MB will detect if it has a 3 pin or 4 pins connect...
by Lou_H
Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:46 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Uncontrollable Scythe SFF21E(1200rpm)
Replies: 17
Views: 4304

RE:Uncontrollable Scythe SFF21E(1200rpm)

Maybe the problem has something to do with the clicking noise described in this post:
viewtopic.php?t=45533
The subject states that Speedfan is the cause, but it is suggested that maybe it is the MB using a voltage pulse to read the fan speed below 50%.
by Lou_H
Sat Jan 26, 2008 10:58 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Scythe Fans
Replies: 16
Views: 3784

I have the S-Flex D 800 rpm and the S-Flex E 1200rpm fans, but have not tried the Slipstream fans yet. There is also the S-Flex F 1600 rpm fan. They all seem to be the same noise when run at the same rpm. They are almost inaudible at 600rpm or less. >800rpm they start to make more noise than you wou...
by Lou_H
Sat Jan 26, 2008 1:40 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: P182, a step further *updated :O*
Replies: 20
Views: 16582

Nice job, but I can't see the last half of the pictures either. I see everything above the "doing the inside of the door" part. Instead of adding foam under the HDD cage plastic rails, I made my own plastic rails out of some flat plastic and then stuck them to the cage with smal 1/2" square pads of ...
by Lou_H
Sat Jan 26, 2008 1:23 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Quiet gaming system in a P180B [Updated w/ new images]
Replies: 23
Views: 17364

WR304 wrote: You haven't put the heat sinks on the graphics card VRMs. I posted on another forum that I put heat sinks on the VRM's and it was pointed out to me that the Arctic Cooler S1 instructions online states that they are not needed. I thought it was best to put them on anyway, because why wo...
by Lou_H
Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:48 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: New Enermax fan design....
Replies: 15
Views: 4511

Is Enermax headquartered in Italy? Anybody know? Looks like Enermax are in Taiwan, but they have offices around the world. http://www.enermax.com.tw/english/about_company.asp It seems they have other fans with different detachable blades. I wonder if they are all interchangeable with the same sizes.
by Lou_H
Sun Jan 20, 2008 10:29 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Noctua NF-P12 ... vs ten other fans. Done.
Replies: 71
Views: 61194

I wanted a fan to replace my S-Flex 1200rpm fan for my CPU hsf. I wanted a fan that would either push more air at the same speed or spin a bit faster to push more air but without more noise (when controlled by the MB). Well the Noctua NF-P12 pushed about the same amount of air as the S-Flex, but it ...
by Lou_H
Sat Jan 19, 2008 12:32 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Noctua NF-P12 ... vs ten other fans. Done.
Replies: 71
Views: 61194

RE:Noctua NF-P12 ... vs ten other fans

I was ordering some NoiseMagic controllers and saw they had the Noctua NF-P12 that looked like a very good design so I ordered one. Then I read this topic. Doh! :shock: I have some S-Flex fans already so maybe I should have waited for more reviews. Oh well, it arrived so I started doing my own tests...
by Lou_H
Sat Jan 19, 2008 12:03 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe 100x12mm slim fan. Tested today.
Replies: 13
Views: 3934

RE:Scythe 100x12mm slim fan

I have the 100mmx 25 Kaza-Jyu and it is rated at 14db@ 1000rpm and 28cfm. It sounds fairly quiet even at 1000rpm. This 12mm thick fan does not have a rating for 1000rpm, so I wonder if its about the same noise and airflow at the same rpm? Looks like it has 13 blades! 100 x 100 x 12 mm. Speed: 650±2...
by Lou_H
Sun Jan 13, 2008 10:46 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Dampening Materials?
Replies: 29
Views: 17024

I've been thinking of buying some sorbothane hemispheres to attach to the sides of things that vibrate: http://stores.ebay.ca/dang-good-stuff_Sorbothane_W0QQcolZ4QQdirZ1QQfsubZ5QQftidZ2QQtZkm I have been buisy on other projects so I'm a little late with this reply. Their price looks way high. They ...
by Lou_H
Sun Jan 13, 2008 12:10 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Power all fans from MB headers or use PSU?
Replies: 6
Views: 2176

I don’t plan on using all the fan headers. I have it running OK right now with three fans. One exhaust for the case, one for CPU and one for the VGA card. I have modified several older PC's to be quiet, but have not put together a new PC in about four years. The last PC I put together had known is...
by Lou_H
Sat Jan 12, 2008 9:46 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Top blowhole cover for the P182
Replies: 42
Views: 21450

Top blowhole cover for the P182

Hey, I made the exact same cover! Well almost. I had an old piece of black ABS plastic that is a little bit scratched and I cut it to fit the same. I have some dampening foam velcroed to the inside of the cover so that I can remove it if I want to use a fan. I don’t have a place to post pictures y...
by Lou_H
Sat Jan 12, 2008 9:22 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Two 12v fans. Different ampage. What's the difference?
Replies: 8
Views: 1700

RE:Two 12v fans. Different ampage. What's the difference?

My new PSU fan (scythe) won't start without a flick from me. 12 volts is the normal amount for a fan, but if you want to slow it down to make it quieter than you use less voltage. If you reduce the voltage too much then the fan might stall or not startup. The reason your fan wont start is because t...
by Lou_H
Sat Jan 12, 2008 1:12 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Lots of 3 pin fans. Not so many 3 pins sockets. :(
Replies: 8
Views: 2320

I use NoiseMagic controllers.
Oh thats what those things are called. I was thinking of using those also so I Googled them. Made in Germany
and sold in US at FrozenPC

Another subject SCPR post here
by Lou_H
Sat Jan 12, 2008 10:42 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Power all fans from MB headers or use PSU?
Replies: 6
Views: 2176

Power all fans from MB headers or use PSU?

My new Gigabyte GA-P35-DS4 MB has five fan headers. If I use the MB fan headers I can use the small fan cables, plugs and less adaptors, but I have all 120mm fans and I am worried that they might be too much load on the MB. I can’t find any info about maximum watts for these MB's fan headers. Righ...
by Lou_H
Fri Jan 11, 2008 11:31 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Blower fan vs conventional fan on a video card heatsink ...
Replies: 2
Views: 2722

The problem with this example card (8800 GT) is that the first version fan was fairly small and had to spin fast and loud to cool the card under load. Also the BIOS was updated because the fan would only run at about 29% until it reached 90c and that was too hot, so the new BIOS runs the fan faster....
by Lou_H
Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:30 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: recommended free/shareware system diagnostics ??
Replies: 4
Views: 1511

RE:recommended free/shareware system diagnostics ??

Here is a good guide to help explain how to use the utilities so that you are looking at the correct readings for CPU temps.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/22174 ... ture-guide

Also it tells you how to run Prime95 for Dual core.
by Lou_H
Sun Jan 06, 2008 8:19 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New case for Crossfire
Replies: 10
Views: 3204

RE:New case for Crossfire

Will the graphics card hsf be the type that does not exhaust the air out the back? I am putting together a P182 and my card does not exhaust out so, I had an idea about separating the VGA heat from the CPU by putting a divider across the case just above the graphics card and blowing the air out the ...
by Lou_H
Mon Dec 24, 2007 2:32 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: More P182 measurements
Replies: 2
Views: 1893

RE:More P182 measurements

how tall and wide is the psu cage The cage has about a 1mm layer of silicone rubber on the inside and it fits snug on a standard size PSU. My Corsair HX620W is mounted in it and the size for it is: 5.9"(W) x 3.4"(H) X 5.9"(L) 150mm(W) x 86mm(H) x 150mm(L) how much room is there from the back of the...
by Lou_H
Sun Dec 23, 2007 11:15 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Dampening Materials?
Replies: 29
Views: 17024

These materials are usually all referred to as “dampeningâ€
by Lou_H
Sat Dec 22, 2007 10:28 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Where to get Melamine foam besides McMaster Carr?
Replies: 2
Views: 2226

RE:Where to get Melamine foam besides McMaster Carr?

I looked at Lowes.com for ceiling tiles and they have several, but it does not say anything about melamine or sound absorbing. Are you sure they have Melamine tiles? I have also Googled for "Melamine Ceiling tiles" and searched for a long time , but everything comes in large expensive quantities ($2...