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by that Linux guy
Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:24 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Case, PSU and fan suggestions please
Replies: 5
Views: 1747

Thank you for your advice. I was thinking of only one 120mm for exhaust a decent cpu fan ie a ninja sycthe or whatever they are called and an accelero for a gpu. 'm hoping that will be quiet enough without having to replace the psu. You could easily run the single case fan, Scythe Ninja2 fanless on...
by that Linux guy
Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:50 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Case, PSU and fan suggestions please
Replies: 5
Views: 1747

Ochief, judging by the parts you've already got in mind, it sounds like you're on the right track. The Antec cases I've used have been great in terms of quiet when paired with good fans. Get a single 1200rpm Scythe Slipstream for exhaust and you should be set. If it's still too loud, start undervolt...
by that Linux guy
Fri Apr 24, 2009 9:18 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: comments on an i7/solo system?
Replies: 10
Views: 3447

I wish I would've saw this thread earlier. There are some changes I would've made, but none too serious. Either way, you're rig sounds like it's pretty nice. Make sure to snap some pics of it and throw 'em up in the General Gallery. I have an Antec Solo myself. I never liked the two 92mm intake fan ...
by that Linux guy
Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:11 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet, but very hot!
Replies: 11
Views: 2798

Psiu, I didn't even notice the difference between pure isopropyl alcohol and the cheaper rubbing alcohol. I'll be sure to pick up some better stuf later. I know that WF40 can leave a residue behind. I only use a small amount to get up most of the old TIM, and then I clean it with the alcohol. I've u...
by that Linux guy
Fri Apr 24, 2009 11:07 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet, but very hot!
Replies: 11
Views: 2798

Oh, and Hybrid, those VRM and RAM sinks you were referring to?

http://www.petrastechshop.com/cuhdcokitbyi.html

I might get these. I just wish they came in copper!
by that Linux guy
Fri Apr 24, 2009 3:58 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1651764

Anything by NOFX.
by that Linux guy
Fri Apr 24, 2009 3:46 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Which fanless Heatsink for C2D E8400
Replies: 8
Views: 3143

Not sure how it would fit in your case, but I'm running my E8400 with a fanless Xigmatek HDT-S1283. Just a single Nexus 12cm exhaust fan, Antec Solo, and a couple 100mm fans on a Scythe Musashi GPU cooler. CPU idles in the high 30C range, and loads around 55C.
by that Linux guy
Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:46 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: System dead? Your opinion please!
Replies: 18
Views: 3742

But... but...but... According to Shuttle... the e5200 does work and I have read of others using them in the little cube. http://global.shuttle.com/support_list03.jsp?PI=1068 I couldn't find any specific info on the 945GC, but after a couple google searches, I came across the list I posted. I'm not ...
by that Linux guy
Thu Apr 23, 2009 2:32 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: accelero xtreme gtx280 - fanless?
Replies: 22
Views: 6100

With these super hot cards, I don't think you'll find a cooler that will cool a high-end card with a single fan and still be quiet. I've got an HD4870 with a Scythe Musashi, and I'm having trouble keeping the MOSFETs and RAM cool on it. They like to sky-rocket while I'm playing games with the fans o...
by that Linux guy
Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:56 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: accelero xtreme gtx280 - fanless?
Replies: 22
Views: 6100

After looking at the heatsink and the card, I would try to modify the MSI cooler first. Throw on a a couple 12cm fans and it should be pretty quiet while still cooling enough.

If it isn't cool enough, the Accelero Xtreme with a couple 12cm quiet fans would also do wonderfully.
by that Linux guy
Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:33 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: System dead? Your opinion please!
Replies: 18
Views: 3742

Trav, I think I figured out your problem. The Intel 945 series chipsets aren't compatible with 45nm chips.

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by that Linux guy
Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:10 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: System dead? Your opinion please!
Replies: 18
Views: 3742

Wait, what kind of mouse do you have? :lol:

It doesn't sound like a PSU issue. If it were, you'd either smell something very funky and/or, it most likely won't even turn on. Do what Strom mentioned, and if it's still giving you issues, start swapping parts.
by that Linux guy
Thu Apr 23, 2009 10:29 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet, but very hot!
Replies: 11
Views: 2798

Well, I just finished putting my rig back together. I have a new reborn hate for the Scythe Musashi installation, and a new found hate for both thermal pads and wire fan clips. I pulled out my video card, only remembering that because of my cable management, the power connections for the GPU fans we...
by that Linux guy
Wed Apr 22, 2009 7:31 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet, but very hot!
Replies: 11
Views: 2798

I'll definitely give that a try tomorrow and report back. Thanks, man.
by that Linux guy
Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:26 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet, but very hot!
Replies: 11
Views: 2798

I think there's a misunderstanding. My VRMs for the mainboard and RAM are fine, but it's the video memory and the video VRMs that are getting very hot. My CPU temps are fine. Idle at 40C, load at 55C. Everything else is in check too. It's just my video card giving me issues.
by that Linux guy
Wed Apr 22, 2009 6:33 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet, but very hot!
Replies: 11
Views: 2798

Quiet, but very hot!

Well, I've got my rig pretty quiet. Antec Solo, single Nexus 12cm rear exhaust, Xigmatek HDT-S1283 passive on an E8400, HD4870 1Gb with a Scythe Musashi on low... My rig is pretty quiet, except for my video card. When I setup, my HD4870 with the new GPU cooler, I knew that the RAM and VRMs on the ca...
by that Linux guy
Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:34 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: New to Water cooling- parts selection help
Replies: 1
Views: 3349

New to Water cooling- parts selection help

I've always had a fascination with PC cooling, and water cooling in particular, but have always said I'd wait until I had the money to throw together a real nice setup. Well, that day is coming sooner than I thought. I'm not endless on cash, so I'm keeping money in priority, but it's not THE most im...
by that Linux guy
Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:41 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Let's talk about Network/Systems Administration....
Replies: 1
Views: 1068

Let's talk about Network/Systems Administration....

I've been wanting to become, or at least get on the path leading to the position of a Network or Systems Administrator for almost 3 years now. I've google searched everything I can about it, I've talked with a few admins and others in similar IT fields, I've read books... I've even got a small Debia...
by that Linux guy
Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:26 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Quiet full tower case
Replies: 4
Views: 3298

You'd probably be better PMing a moderator to move this thread to the System Advice/Troubleshooting sub-forum. This one here's for pics of your rig when you finish building, should you decide to post pics at all. As for your inquiry, I'm not sure. It's possible to find cases that have removable main...
by that Linux guy
Sun Jan 18, 2009 1:21 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: CPU virus System temp
Replies: 12
Views: 2727

xan_user wrote:
jimmie wrote:Alright

virus = versus
idol = idle
their = there

I need a spell check that knows what word I meant to write, not the one I did write. :)
Uts cerwl, eye new wut u menant.


:D
LMAO!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
by that Linux guy
Sun Jan 18, 2009 3:38 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Component list for my build (which micro-atx mobo?)
Replies: 5
Views: 1799

Cistron, I like the hardware you picked out. Now for suggestions, and comments. The E8400 is a pretty cool chip at stock voltage. The included OEM cooler is nothing to ooh and ahh at. Some of the Intel OEM coolers feature a copper core inside a larger heatsink of aluminum, but I guess the 45nm duals...
by that Linux guy
Sun Jan 18, 2009 3:21 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: CPU virus System temp
Replies: 12
Views: 2727

Matija wrote:So... Where is the virus?
+1. I was thinking the same thing...
by that Linux guy
Sat Jan 17, 2009 11:21 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: System set up and PSU questions
Replies: 7
Views: 2699

I think the 120w PicoPSU will work just fine. That CPU and everything else is so low power.
by that Linux guy
Sat Jan 17, 2009 11:16 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Building a new rig, looking for opinions!
Replies: 7
Views: 2089

Your list looks really good Punkrulz. My only suggestion is a smaller PSU. Since you're not going SLI or Crossfire, you don't need 750w power. PSUs are most efficient at a certain load, and you'll be way below that load even when your rig's running full-tilt. Look at my sig. I'm running a lot of the...
by that Linux guy
Sat Jan 17, 2009 10:57 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 9850/7750 vs i920
Replies: 7
Views: 1971

650w is overkill for that type of rig. You won't need more than 500w unless you're having abnormal numbers of harddrives, fans, or opticals. Isn't the Samsung F1 1Tb drive cheaper than WD's offering? I've heard great things about the F1. And there are better CPU coolers than the Tuniq Tower for your...
by that Linux guy
Thu Jan 15, 2009 4:35 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Finally, I got to upgrade my rig... Antec Sonata Plus 550
Replies: 39
Views: 21708

Just an update. I've installed some new coolers on the CPU, GPU, and northbridge. http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3264/3199119640_15b02dca16_o.jpg The fans on the S1283 and the Musashi are quiet. The Musashi is noticeable on high, but I can comfortably keep it on low and still keep temps in check. I'...
by that Linux guy
Tue Jan 13, 2009 7:29 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Is this case damping good?
Replies: 16
Views: 3643

The A8N-SLI Deluxe... nice board. Brings back memories from so long ago in.... 2005/2006.
by that Linux guy
Tue Jan 13, 2009 7:18 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Passive northbridge cooling without a CPU fan
Replies: 9
Views: 3397

I know what you mean about thinking all small fans are noisy. I was trying to avoid smaller fans when I built my rig, but I'm running 2x 120s (CPU and exhaust), 2x 100s(12mm thin fans on video card), 2x 92s(intakes), and a single 80mm unit in the PSU. My rig needs some fans dialed down a bit, but it...
by that Linux guy
Tue Jan 13, 2009 7:06 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: which cpu cooler? photos inside :)
Replies: 8
Views: 2488

WELCOME TO THE SPCR FORUMS. For your GPU, it really doesn't matter which slot you have it in. That's up to you my friend. As for the CPU choice, the TRUE doesn't do as well as the S1283 or the HR-01+ in extremely low airflow scenarios (like the inside of a quiet PC case with under-volted fans). If ...
by that Linux guy
Mon Jan 12, 2009 12:54 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Trying to build totally silent system,P182,Q6600,QuietDrive
Replies: 12
Views: 6694

Could you describe the Scythe QuietDrive a bit more? Lots of info here about them. If you can't find it, try searching for "SQD". My take? The SQD works. I'm mostly convinced that the Smart Drive 2002 is fractionally better in noise, significantly better in quality & ease of assembly, but not nearl...