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by zodaex
Thu Jul 02, 2015 5:49 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fanless VGA Cards list -- a start!
Replies: 156
Views: 321010

Re: Fanless VGA Cards list -- a start!

PowerColor just got a new fanless card out: http://www.powercolor.com/global/products_features.asp?id=535#Specification PowerColor SCS3 R9 270 2GB GDDR5 Interesting card even at 150W but I can't find it for sale anywhere. It'd be nice to see a R7 360 fanless since it is only 100W or an R7 370 fanle...
by zodaex
Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:02 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 100% failure rate on Antec Power supplies..
Replies: 4
Views: 2991

Re: 100% failure rate on Antec Power supplies..

I agree completely. Antec used to be a name I felt like I could really trust in power supplies. I had 2 newish Antec green powers go out on me and one of them violently popped and cracked, scaring the daylights out of me and had me concerned it would catch fire. Not only that but overall the last 4 ...
by zodaex
Wed Feb 01, 2012 12:16 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Sempron 140 power efficiency - do you have one?
Replies: 14
Views: 23973

Re: Sempron 140 power efficiency - do you have one?

As if celeron equals suckage. Id much rather have a modern celeron than that old sempron based on 2009 technology.
by zodaex
Fri Jan 28, 2011 6:01 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: No Moving Parts Rig by rkay
Replies: 28
Views: 15886

Re: No Moving Parts Rig by rkay

netmask254 wrote:It's cool. However, my X-400 exhibits significant buzz noise (louder than a 800rpm fan) sometimes, e.g. encounter once (last for hours) every a couple of days, even if the system is turned off. Have you ever experience similar issue?
My Vertex Turbo will buzz while I load a games from it.
by zodaex
Sat Jun 19, 2010 6:15 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Welcome new members
Replies: 561
Views: 461098

I started folding for the first time ever last week for the good old SPCR team now that I finally have a modern CPU. I hope this bumps us up. :) I leave it running almost 24/7 only taking breaks to game now and then.
by zodaex
Thu Jun 17, 2010 10:19 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja 3 announced
Replies: 22
Views: 4307

I'm confused on why scythe makes so many different models of heatsinks. There's so many to choose from, not sure how you'd decide which one to get. I think that graphic on the top of the Ninja 3 is somewhat tacky.
by zodaex
Wed Jun 02, 2010 12:43 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Power Brick Question
Replies: 16
Views: 3812

electrodacus wrote:I do not understand both AC adapters use the 5.5x2.5mm and also the motherboard so it should fit. Did you pushed hard enough? :)
I can tell there is no way for it to fit just by looking at it. I'll post a pic here of the back of the MB and PSU when I feel like messing with this catastrophe again.
by zodaex
Fri May 28, 2010 10:03 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Suspension VS foam
Replies: 12
Views: 3089

I use Kingwin's 2.5" silicone enclosure and it kills the vibrations great.
by zodaex
Fri May 28, 2010 9:59 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet comp that can play Starcraft 2! Feedback appreciated
Replies: 7
Views: 2644

Regarding your hardware: -Unless there is something special about AMD mATX boards, having an mATX shouldn't cause problems with heat sinks. There are definitely reasons to go full size over mATX, but I don't think heat sink choice is one of them. -GPU's are definitely stupidly noisy (part of the re...
by zodaex
Thu May 20, 2010 11:51 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja 2 questions
Replies: 2
Views: 974

Hey thank you Mike for the new overhaul of the heat-sink page! Especially useful for me because I need a mid size cooler.
by zodaex
Thu May 20, 2010 10:27 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja 2 questions
Replies: 2
Views: 974

Ninja 2 questions

1. Does it come with a 90MM fan clip?
2. Where is a good place to buy one from? I can't find one with a vendor i'm familiar with. Have they been discontinued?
3. Any issue's with blocking your ram slots?
4. Will it fit in an Antec NSK3480?


Thanks!
by zodaex
Wed May 19, 2010 8:45 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Very Quiet, Low Power Mobile-on-Desktop System
Replies: 2
Views: 1685

got any pics?

So how much for shipping to Texas? I may be interested in buying.
by zodaex
Wed May 19, 2010 11:54 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Power Brick Question
Replies: 16
Views: 3812

Ok I think I may have found the problem here. I've been asking about the Seasonic SSA-0651-1 like I was able to find on the manufacture's link I gave and like I bought on the censusPC page. Now that I have broken out my magnifying glass it looks like the one that Mike used was a Seasonic SSA-0601S-1...
by zodaex
Sat May 15, 2010 9:39 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AM3 power consumption in AM2 motherboard?
Replies: 9
Views: 5569

Re: AM3 power consumption in AM2 motherboard?

Does anybody here know whether efficiency of the Socket AM3 CPUs is affected by running them in an older Socket AM2 board, such as my MSI K9AG Neo2-Digital? I'm currently using an Athlon X2 BE-2350 (AM2) undervolted to 0.875V @1.0GHz, 1.075V @2.1GHz. This runs at just the right temperature with a S...
by zodaex
Sat May 15, 2010 8:42 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSUs I've Modified (pics)
Replies: 3
Views: 1400

Whoa, your like a PSU mad scientist. How did you learn how do do that?
by zodaex
Sat May 15, 2010 8:39 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Power Brick Question
Replies: 16
Views: 3812

faugusztin wrote:That one is the "Alternate" powering method, no ?
So is it possible to power off of a regular atx psu?
by zodaex
Thu May 13, 2010 5:54 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Power Brick Question
Replies: 16
Views: 3812

It should fit : http://www.censuspc.com/Seasonic-SSA-0651-1-60W-12V-5A-Power-Adapter-fit-for-DVE-DSA-60W-12-1-12060-XPC-X27D-Model-SSA-0651-1-pr-10254.html Connector: 5.5x2.5mm Tip Primary: Rear 12 V DC jack for 60 W external power supply (12 V via 5.5mm/OD; GND via 2.5mm/ID) Maybe ask directly fro...
by zodaex
Thu May 13, 2010 2:59 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Power Brick Question
Replies: 16
Views: 3812

Damn, the PSU Brick I bought doesn't fit the motherboard due to different size connectors. It was the exact Model I linked to to in my 2nd post, the Seasonic SSA-0651-1. :( Well this sucks cause don't know how i'm supposed to find the right model and this was 30 bucks.
by zodaex
Thu May 13, 2010 2:26 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 300W+ fanless power supplies ?
Replies: 12
Views: 3552

Re: 300W+ fanless power supplies ?

have any tests been done? Silverstone Nightjar ST45NF Under what conditions would you get the nightjar when this is available and runs without a fan under 300 watts: http://www.silentpcreview.com/Seasonic_X650 It is 100% fully modular. It runs with no fan under 300 watts. It has built in over heati...
by zodaex
Thu May 13, 2010 2:17 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: fan replacement for PSU
Replies: 6
Views: 3154

For a PSU I would get the S-Flex over the slipstream for better longevity.
by zodaex
Thu May 13, 2010 2:12 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Power Brick Question
Replies: 16
Views: 3812

Not really sure. On other motherboards it's a required connector. I guess it probably wouldn't hurt to try it without and see what happens.
by zodaex
Thu May 13, 2010 1:46 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Power Brick Question
Replies: 16
Views: 3812

Oh Noes! I got my seasonic power brick today, and it seems to be missing a connector I need. Here's the pic of my board: http://www.silentpcreview.com/files/images/intel-d945gsejt/intel-d945gsejt17.jpg See the 4 pin cpu pwr connector right under #9? My power brick dosen't have a cable to plug into t...
by zodaex
Wed May 12, 2010 1:45 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Lowest RPM large hard drive
Replies: 11
Views: 5997

Your data on biggest microdrive is also incorrect as there's 8GB microdrives as of year 2005. Well I'm man enough to admit I didn't realize that couple can mean more than 2, so that's my mistake there and I apologize. Our American school's are a joke and I'm not proud of them so try and forgive me ...
by zodaex
Tue May 11, 2010 8:14 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Lowest RPM large hard drive
Replies: 11
Views: 5997

I never said there's a 2GB limit. I didn't say it was 2GB, nor that there's a solid limit of any sort. I used expression "a couple of gigabytes", because I didn't know exactly how many. 5GB microdrive is still smaller than the 15-year old Bigfoot CY-series. Your data on biggest microdrive is also i...
by zodaex
Mon May 10, 2010 10:08 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How much will a 300w power supply run?
Replies: 284
Views: 616283

You could run my rig on a 300W, but I got a 330W just to be on the safe side ;)
by zodaex
Mon May 10, 2010 8:22 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Modded NSK-3300
Replies: 8
Views: 7554

Really classy build there. It looks whisper quiet. Super crazy front HDD suspension as well.
by zodaex
Mon May 10, 2010 8:12 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The quiet beast: dual Xeon and Quadro 4000 workstation
Replies: 63
Views: 31428

That many hard drives is a silencing sin!
by zodaex
Mon May 10, 2010 8:07 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless i5-670 HTPC/File Server - getting below 20W idle?
Replies: 24
Views: 13749

It's possible to run an i5 passively? I'd never imagine... Isn't 87C too hot?
by zodaex
Mon May 10, 2010 7:45 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: SFF power
Replies: 6
Views: 2498

OMG that looks so loud. teehee.