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by NTNgod
Sat Jan 02, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: What board to replace my Z170 Pro Gaming with?
Replies: 13
Views: 8481

Re: What board to replace my Z170 Pro Gaming with?

Do you have any idea how low the Kotetsu fan can go rpm wise on a msi board via bios? The lowest actual rpm fan xpert 3 is reporting is 300rpm and was closer to 460rpm with the older asus bios. On my basic MSI Z97 board, under BIOS control, the Kotetsu fan tends to hang out in the 435-450 RPM range.
by NTNgod
Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:17 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: H67 vs P67 chipset
Replies: 35
Views: 8735

Re: H67 vs P67 chipset

If you mean "- Supports K-Series unlocked CPU", then you overestimate the importance of this line. It means just that - you can use them. But can't use the unlocked multiplier. Your one is a groundless state, and being rash even a bit silly according to me. Even if marketing is often an obscure art...
by NTNgod
Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:58 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD Fusion E350 Mini-ITX motherboards
Replies: 52
Views: 23496

Re: AMD Fusion E350 Mini-ITX motherboards

HFat wrote: The Zacate board was used with a much more powerful PSU than it needs, no doubt resulting in substantial PSU losses.
The Zactate test system used (according to page 4 of the review) "a picoPSU-120 120W DC-to-DC converter with 60W AC adapter".

What should they have used (honest question)?
by NTNgod
Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:30 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Best mobo for low power consumption / HTPC build
Replies: 16
Views: 4506

Re: Best mobo for low power consumption / HTPC build

Unless he plans 3D-gaming with that IGP (well, I don't know any game which plays decently with something like a HD5450, but that doesn't matter), the GPU Intel HD3000 (K-series) isn't any better than a regular HD2000 one, AFAIK. If you're planning on using QuickSync, the extra EUs on the 3000 provi...
by NTNgod
Wed Nov 24, 2010 7:58 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SSD Reliability
Replies: 120
Views: 42533

Re: SSD Reliability

Another thing, only 120GB and 240GB capacities were announced for the Onyx 2. It's possible OCZ may keep the Indilinx controllers for lower capacity offerings for a while. Yeah, considering how cheap the lower-capacity Onyx units often are (the 32GB is often $50 or below AR) it fills a hole in thei...
by NTNgod
Thu Nov 11, 2010 5:55 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU help
Replies: 13
Views: 1496

Re: PSU help

will Corsair TX650 stay quiet with my rig? (quiet up to 350w in review) Note the Seasonic-made TX650 in the review is no longer being produced by Corsair; they changed suppliers on that model from Seasonic to CWT, and while Seasonic-produced units might still be available for sale, there is no guar...
by NTNgod
Sun Oct 31, 2010 12:54 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair TX650 vs. Antec EarthWatts 750w
Replies: 22
Views: 4401

Re: Corsair TX650 vs. Antec EarthWatts 750w

This untrue the TX650 is Seasonic supply Corsair didn't change them at all the TX750 etc where never Seasonic made. No idea where he got the information they where changed to CWT Actually, it is true... Corsair did the switch a couple of months back, although there still might be original Seasonic-...
by NTNgod
Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:01 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Looking for TV Tuner
Replies: 3
Views: 1084

As a general recommendation, something based on the ATI 550/650 chips would be your best bet for analog quality. You might want to check on E-bay or something - new OEM cards occasionally pop up from time to time from some of the vendors that sell off surplus stock they bought from Gateway/Dell/etc ...
by NTNgod
Fri Jan 22, 2010 6:07 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fanless GT 240!
Replies: 9
Views: 6373

Since the S1 with Turbo would add about fifty bucks to a card, I think the card the OP linked to seems like a good value. I suspect the Turbo recommendation by AC is a CYA thing; given how cool these cards run, the S1 is massive overkill. I have direct airflow on the card itself from the fan mounte...
by NTNgod
Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:51 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fanless GT 240!
Replies: 9
Views: 6373

Vicotnik wrote:
If my S1 would work with a GT 240 I would own one already.
Arctic Cooling did add the GT240s to their S1 compatibility list a few weeks back.

I picked up a Galaxy 512MB DDR5 model about two weeks ago, and then got another S1 this week, and it mounted without a problem.
by NTNgod
Sun Jan 17, 2010 6:28 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: My heatsink won't fit - will Intel HSF work until Tuesday?
Replies: 17
Views: 2923

Re: My heatsink won't fit - will Intel HSF work until Tuesda

If I don't push the processor, and just install Windows 7 and then keep it to normal everyday tasks like Internet and Microsoft Word docs, will the stock Intel heatsink cpu cooler work well enough until my next aftermarket cpu cooler arrives on Tuesday? Of course. Intel designs their heatsinks to k...
by NTNgod
Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:06 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua NH-D14 Owners -Need orientation clarification PLEASE!
Replies: 2
Views: 1297

The fans are supposed to be positioned so they blow towards the back of the case.
by NTNgod
Sat Dec 27, 2008 4:18 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: TV card recommendations?
Replies: 18
Views: 2738

If you're looking for Vista 64 support, AverMedia is solid with drivers, ATI isn't bad, but Haupaugge drivers have a history of being a bit flaky.

The less said about Pinnacle drivers (under ANY OS), the better.
by NTNgod
Sat Dec 27, 2008 4:15 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: TV card recommendations?
Replies: 18
Views: 2738

yeah i live in the us. in feb its switching to digital. The February switchoff date only matters if you use an antenna. If you subscribe to cable, that date doesn't apply. Many cable companies are gradually migrating channels to digital to free up bandwidth, but each cable company is on its own sch...
by NTNgod
Sat Dec 20, 2008 2:10 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright HR-01 3U = Scythe Ninja Mini Killer?
Replies: 13
Views: 4324

I never heard of Thermalright before in the CPU cooling scene. :shock: They've been around a fairly long time in the cooling segment, with a number of high-profile models over the years (at least going back to the days of Socket A - I've still got an SK-6 floating around here somewhere); that's alm...
by NTNgod
Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:10 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Low profile 12cm silent fans
Replies: 5
Views: 1641

Another alternative would be to remove the fan from the Accelero, put the HD drive cage back in and mount the fan on the back of the cage using the brackets.

You'd still have a fan blowing on the S1, and that might open up a PCI-E slot for the soundcard.
by NTNgod
Tue Apr 08, 2008 7:52 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair HX520 - Swap ADDA with other fan
Replies: 33
Views: 14833

Hello, Well, you could be correct -- though the SPCR review is inconclusive on this point: http://www.silentpcreview.com/article692-page5.html If it is load-based, then it would be a first. Hmm, I see what you mean: One item worthy of note: Big changes in power load seemed to trigger a very quick r...
by NTNgod
Tue Apr 08, 2008 3:16 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair HX520 - Swap ADDA with other fan
Replies: 33
Views: 14833

most likely both Neil and the Corsair rep are right; note the rep does not explicitly state that the fan speed is load-based, Well, see the quote I posted earlier in the thread: The fan on the PSU is speed controlled by the loading on the unit, not necessarily the temperature. I'd spent some time l...
by NTNgod
Tue Apr 08, 2008 1:27 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair HX520 - Swap ADDA with other fan
Replies: 33
Views: 14833

I think they are suffering from a misunderstanding of how a PSU fan is controlled Well, you may be correct... however, you do realize you're basically accusing their technicians (and whoever was responsible for providing the specs for the marketing people to use) of not knowing their own power supp...
by NTNgod
Tue Apr 08, 2008 12:07 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair HX520 - Swap ADDA with other fan
Replies: 33
Views: 14833

Hello, I have NEVER heard of a PSU that controlled by the watts used. ALL the PSU's have a thermally controlled fan, if they control the fan speed at all. Think about it -- what if your room is very hot, but your computer is drawing only a small amount. The heatsinks inside the PSU will warm up, an...
by NTNgod
Mon Apr 07, 2008 10:23 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair HX520 - Swap ADDA with other fan
Replies: 33
Views: 14833

I am quite sure most (perhaps all?) powersupplies regulates fan speed according to temperature. On the Corsair forum , I noticed one of the reps said it was according to loading, not temperature, unless he misspoke: The fan on the PSU is speed controlled by the loading on the unit, not necessarily ...
by NTNgod
Sat Apr 05, 2008 10:10 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P182 Tri Cool Replacement Choices
Replies: 26
Views: 14466

I am just trying to determine whether the 800rpm slips are quiet without needing to be undervolted. The 800s are very quiet at 12V. However, my 1200s sound the same to me as my 800s when I undervolt the former to the same RPMs (I purchased two of each) - hardly there - so I wanted a little extra fo...
by NTNgod
Sat Mar 29, 2008 6:35 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Slipstream vs S-Flex observations
Replies: 13
Views: 4324

I think nafets is right about both issues. The clicking only happens when the Slipstream is undervolted. One of the two 1200RPM Slipstreams I have, which are about a week old, had the same sporadic clicking when undervolting (attached to a Sunbeam rheobus). The clicking disappeared after a few days...
by NTNgod
Sat Mar 29, 2008 5:03 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Was set on HX520, but now I like Modu82..need help deciding!
Replies: 24
Views: 6317

Well I'm big time confused :cry: I heard great things about the Corsair's, and then read about the buzzing issue here. I then looked into Seasonic and read that it was also hit and miss with noises. SPCR gave the Modu82 a great review, and now you say it's no good lol. ahhhhh it's frustrating! True...
by NTNgod
Thu Mar 20, 2008 5:27 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ok ... just how the heck do I mount a Ninja?
Replies: 13
Views: 4568

Re: Ok ... just how the heck do I mount a Ninja?

I've got the Thermalright bolt-thru kit. Do I have to Bolt the Ninja to it outside the case and then carefully wedge it in? I'm not sure I can do that without damaging something. Or can I mount the bolt-thru to the back of the mobo, mount the mobo and then mount the Ninja? If the latter option *IS*...
by NTNgod
Thu Mar 20, 2008 11:46 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: quieter replacement for Antec 120 mm tri-cool on low
Replies: 7
Views: 2258

I still have the fan that came with my scythe ninja cpu cooler, would that be an improvement, what rpm is it set for? thanks Depends on when you bought the Ninja - if it's fairly new, well, you might already have a Slipstream (800 or 1200) that you can use at no additional cost. A Slipstream would ...
by NTNgod
Tue Mar 18, 2008 11:11 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Cooler E8400 Wolfdale 3.GHz
Replies: 13
Views: 6038

Re: Cooler E8400 Wolfdale 3 GHz

A Ninja would work in a semi passive configuration, unless you plan to overclock more than a little. My system is almost the same, picture here . The Ninja and one or two case fans at low rpm is more than enough to cool a E8400 quietly. Yeah, if he's going to do the basic 3->3.6 OC, and run his RAM...
by NTNgod
Mon Mar 17, 2008 4:25 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Corsair TX650W ATX12V power supply
Replies: 17
Views: 10536

Lythandra wrote:The article mentioned it could be found for $75 AR, what site was this as I have looked but the lowest I see it is $100 AR.
Buy.com has it for $97 shipped, $73 AR.
by NTNgod
Tue Feb 26, 2008 2:12 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair 550W clicking... 2 in a row.
Replies: 16
Views: 5141

I just landed a VX550 from that very deal, and while it doesn't click, it's not what I'd call particularly quiet. Started on its' own on the bench it is noticeable louder, side by side with an S12, not a harsh noise, but just more air whooshing sound. Fan swap here we come. Perhaps, then, for whate...
by NTNgod
Sun Feb 24, 2008 10:42 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180/182/190 Intake Airflow Restriction: A simple solution
Replies: 87
Views: 199824

Shaman wrote:Has anyone who bought a P182 recently got the less restrictive filter doors?
Got mine a week and a half or so ago.

Same old doors.

X-Acto knives pressed into service.