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by psyopper
Sun Apr 17, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec NSK 3480, Mugen2 on i3-530, Setsugen on Asus 5770
Replies: 0
Views: 1739

Antec NSK 3480, Mugen2 on i3-530, Setsugen on Asus 5770

Antec NSK 3480 Gigabyte H55 mATX board 2 GB OCZ Gold 1066 DDR3 i3-530 Scythe Mugen-2 Asus 5770 DirectCU Scythe Setsugen Antec EarthWatts EA-380 with Nexus 80mm fan on the internal header WD 6400AAKS Nexus 120mm on CPU_Fan Nexus 120mm rear and 92mm front sharing CHA_Fan, both soft mounted and case gr...
by psyopper
Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:40 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Good budget quiet case?
Replies: 10
Views: 1928

Re: Good budget quiet case?

Pick a good cooler, mount it well, be smart with the fan selection and you should be able to pick whatever case you want. Or use the stock cooler and buy a decent Antec or Fractal case for more money.

Either way it will cost about the same in the long run.
by psyopper
Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:11 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice on Case + PSU + HSF. Looking at NSK-3480.
Replies: 13
Views: 1825

Re: Advice on Case + PSU + HSF. Looking at NSK-3480.

I've already put it together, and the loudest thing for me is definitely the PSU fan. It buzzes a bit. That's why I want to replace it. I replaced mine with a Nexus 80mm plugged into the fan header inside of the PS. No problems after 12 months of daily 12 hour usage. For me the HDD is the loudest c...
by psyopper
Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:25 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Questions about HDMI
Replies: 15
Views: 2483

Re: Questions about HDMI

I'm fairly certain about my answers. HDCP is Satan's implementation of DRM. 1. HDMI auto-negotiates the resolution options offered by the Display and the Device and chooses the highest available options based on criteria laid out in the HDCP protocol. Certain devices may be "capable" of sending, rec...
by psyopper
Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:50 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice on Case + PSU + HSF. Looking at NSK-3480.
Replies: 13
Views: 1825

Re: Advice on Case + PSU + HSF. Looking at NSK-3480.

I have essentially the same build configuration but with an i3-530 and a 6400AAKS. I think the loudest thing you'll have is the rear case fan, tied with the HDD, then the PSU fan and finally the Mugen2 fan.
by psyopper
Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:21 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Nexus Real Silent 120mm Case Fan
Replies: 9
Views: 2534

Re: Nexus Real Silent 120mm Case Fan

Troubleshooting time... By plugging the molex power and having the fan spin at 100% (1200 RPM) you have proven that the fan works under power. By plugging the 3 pin connector to the CHA and PWR fan connections you have proven that either those two connectors are not providing enough power or that th...
by psyopper
Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:10 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec EA380D not quiet enough
Replies: 5
Views: 1478

Re: Antec EA380D not quiet enough

The Antec PSU has a 2 pin fan header. Not rocket science, just connect the red and black pins on the fan connector and leave the yellow one off to the side.
by psyopper
Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:03 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec EA380D not quiet enough
Replies: 5
Views: 1478

Re: Antec EA380D not quiet enough

I have both of these power supplies. The Antec uses a rear facing 80mm fan, the Seasonic an upward facing 120mm fan; the Seasonic is a quieter power supply. I opted to do a fan swap for a Nexus 80mm into my Antec because I case needed front/back flow in the Antec NSK-3480 with hdd suspended in an up...
by psyopper
Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:03 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Druneau's NSK3480 i5/HR-02 Build
Replies: 37
Views: 54313

Re: Druneau's NSK3480 i5/HR-02 Build

I did a similar 3480 build with hole cutting (really poorly done with a cheap nibbler). I don't currently have an optical drive installed, but I do have a 3.5" drive suspended in the bottom 5.25" bay up top and should be able to fit an optical drive if I really wanted to. My trick was to use a diffe...
by psyopper
Sat Oct 23, 2010 8:20 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Aftermarket Cooling on the HD6870
Replies: 6
Views: 1833

Re: Aftermarket Cooling on the HD6870

That move bodes well for the current crop of aftermarket coolers. It moves the processor further towards the front of the case/card which will give it more space between the centerline of the cooler and the rear panel connectors. I'd put money that an AC S1R2 will drop right on it without the need t...
by psyopper
Sat Oct 09, 2010 9:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is Texas going back to the cavemen era?
Replies: 118
Views: 21867

I hate to necro-post, but thought this was interesting and pertained to some earlier points in this conversation http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2010/10/snails-slugs-shell-evolution/ Adolsescent nails that are exposed to certian levels of platinum fail to produce a shell, effectively becoming slug...
by psyopper
Wed Oct 06, 2010 5:41 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fan swapping in Antec 3480 PSU?
Replies: 10
Views: 1617

It's an easy swap, and you don't need to run the cable to the outside either. The pins on the fan controller in the PSU are the normal size, but are 2 pins, not 3. Just plug the fan offset onto the 2 pins and leave the third one (the yellow RPM/sense) off.
by psyopper
Sat Sep 18, 2010 1:57 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: silent video projector?
Replies: 8
Views: 7193

That sanyo PLV-Z4000 does seems like it would be silent enough. That's an interesting projector. Has an excellent range of lense shift and an amazing throw ratio. With these adjustments it does NOT offer a digital keystone - it's intended to be permanently and professionally mounted in a home theat...
by psyopper
Thu Sep 16, 2010 7:31 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: silent video projector?
Replies: 8
Views: 7193

I do Audio/Video for a living. There is no such thing, currently, as a silent projector, for the lamp temp and life issues already presented here. I will second the recommendation for Sanyo projectors - they are the manufacturer of record for Christie and Eiki, don't pay more for the brand name. Cer...
by psyopper
Sun Sep 12, 2010 6:47 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Scythe Setsugen photos and measurements
Replies: 7
Views: 3944

The card is an Asus CuCore, it's definitely not a reference card.

Scythe is referring to reference 5770's that it won't fit on.
by psyopper
Sun Sep 12, 2010 6:41 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My DIY NAS build
Replies: 8
Views: 6417

Why a virtual Linux server inside Windows 2008? Seems like a waste of money buying the Windows license when you could do all the file serving work with Linux.

Also, why an SSD in a NAS? Is there some sort of performance advantage?

Unless there's something I'm likely missing...
by psyopper
Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:30 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My quiet Air cooled Lian-Li PC-A05N (with pics)
Replies: 10
Views: 6348

Nice build, but I feel more inclined to comment on your Conky script... ;)
by psyopper
Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:50 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: SFF gaming system
Replies: 10
Views: 1586

What cooler are you using on the i3?
by psyopper
Sat Aug 14, 2010 7:25 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic X-400 Fanless PSU
Replies: 167
Views: 63699

The comment about going up to 700W with a fan is interesting. Makes me wonder why they don't release a version with a fan that only kicks in above 400W. With one of the 5000 series Radeons and a modern 6 core CPU you could have a system that runs fanless in normal use but can ramp up to heavy proce...
by psyopper
Fri Aug 13, 2010 4:13 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Rasetsu CPU cooler
Replies: 4
Views: 1970

Your post is titles "Scythe Resetsu" - I think your spell checker did something there. I was expecting something along the lines of an Onion piece where the cooler was wired into the ATX power supply and powered the computer off for you to help stabilize temperatures.
by psyopper
Fri Aug 13, 2010 4:11 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Card died after cooler upgrade. Any revival suggestions?
Replies: 6
Views: 1213

If the card is dead then it's really not that risky at all. In fact it's risk reversal if he doesn't try - he may just wind up spending $200 on a new video card when he could have spent ten minutes baking his "bad" card for free.
by psyopper
Sun Aug 01, 2010 8:03 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: local recycle
Replies: 3
Views: 3304

In Portland we have Free Geek - a technology reuse/recycling center... www.freegeek.org The mission is really cool - it's a 501c3 run by volunteers to help reuse and recycle electronics and computer parts. After something like 40 hours of volunteer work they get to keep a machine they rebuild and ca...
by psyopper
Sun Aug 01, 2010 4:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Gotta love Faux News
Replies: 79
Views: 13869

it doesn't bother me since she has the right of free speech. you already proved that you don't care about free speech, by twice voting for george bush. your constant whining about something that you helped to destroy in this country is totally hypocritical. look how your anti-free speech votes for ...
by psyopper
Sat Jul 31, 2010 7:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Gotta love Faux News
Replies: 79
Views: 13869

This whole thread (like most in the Off Topic section) has deteriorated into a bunch of knee jerk comments by people who have no idea what they are talking about other then their pre-conceived belief ... What was that part you were talking about earlier... something about freedom of...something...S...
by psyopper
Sat Jul 31, 2010 2:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Gotta love Faux News
Replies: 79
Views: 13869

i'm lol'ing at a neocon who voted for bush, out here trying to defend faux news I don't watch TV news or talks shows very much, but I do defend the right of free speech, support for which is sadly lacking by the hypocritical left wing. I rarely watch Fox News, but I do occasionally watch Fox Busine...
by psyopper
Fri Jul 30, 2010 6:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Gotta love Faux News
Replies: 79
Views: 13869

I have to admit I watch Fox the same way I watch Comedy central, mainly O'Reilly versus Colbert :) It's quite entertaining !! O'Reilly is not a news show and he is not a journalist. It is as you suggested, entertainment. The other cable networks like CNN and CNBC have their own highly opinionated t...
by psyopper
Thu Jul 29, 2010 7:13 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Who's going to run out and see "Inception", "
Replies: 22
Views: 4308

I think that it is unfair and kind of misleading to compare Inception to The Matrix or any 'anti-reality' movies. Yes, they are diving into a 'virtual world', but that's basically the only place that the comparison goes. I don't use it for plot-to-plot comparatives. I use The Matrix for a compariso...
by psyopper
Thu Jul 29, 2010 7:03 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Is it me or have things slowed down considerably?
Replies: 44
Views: 22833

Nobody really cares about that tower on the top of or under your desk anymore. No matter how glossy, ghastly or defiantly ugly it is. It's a dying fascination, relegated to a small group of power users, enthusiasts and hobbyists. Given enough time these will be highly sought after by the hipsters. ...
by psyopper
Wed Jul 28, 2010 6:49 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Is there a quiet 30" 2560x1600 monitor out there?
Replies: 7
Views: 1434

nomoon wrote:I use NEC LCD3090WQXi monitors that emit a faint 60 Hz hum, but it's definitely not a high pitched noise.

Do you live in North America (where we use 60hz cycle electricity)? If so try ground lifting and/or grounding your monitor at the receptacle.
by psyopper
Sat Jul 24, 2010 7:56 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 5 years away from PC's, want a new build, please help.
Replies: 5
Views: 1278

I've recently become a fanboy of Intel's i3 series of processors for their mix of price/performance/power. "Faster" AMD processors can be had for less. Essentially all modern processors, in the usage you describe, will do just fine and so will all modern on-board video. I can't speak to AMD systems,...