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by average_joe
Sun Mar 14, 2010 1:05 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Be Quiet - Straight Power E7, 400W (impressions)
Replies: 3
Views: 3084

Cool PSU, it really looks stunning. Think I will get one for my new build.
by average_joe
Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:29 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Zotac IONITX-F-E Mini-HTPC: Small, Ultra-Quiet, and Green!
Replies: 32
Views: 43497

Wow, most informative post ever. Thanks for sharing.
by average_joe
Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:34 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: My corsair 450HX fan is loud, disable?
Replies: 10
Views: 2334

Just swap the fan, the VX450 has never been especially silent with the stock fan.
by average_joe
Sat Feb 13, 2010 1:09 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Antec Solo gaming rig
Replies: 25
Views: 7502

@gcwebbyuk

Thanks =)

@PhilW

I moved the PSU around so I could reach the screws, two of them. Long screwdriver is a big plus. Not easy, but I did it. Hurray!
by average_joe
Sat Feb 13, 2010 3:07 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Antec Solo gaming rig
Replies: 25
Views: 7502

danimal wrote:how about needlenose pliers?
Nah, I'll just use a crowbar.

:lol:
by average_joe
Wed Feb 10, 2010 2:32 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Antec Solo gaming rig
Replies: 25
Views: 7502

I know, but the Orochi was only $20 (USD) new, so I couldn't resist it.

Yes, some cutting was made. About 1-2 cm of the HDD-case metal was removed.
by average_joe
Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:26 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Antec Solo gaming rig
Replies: 25
Views: 7502

Update. The Orochi is just stupid. Changing RAMs is now almost impossible. Removing the graphic card isnt doable either. As I can't reach the small clip that holds it in place (PCI-Express slot). I've tried sushi pins, and toothpicks (wood) but no luck. I many ways the tiny little Intel stock-cooler...
by average_joe
Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:39 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Antec Solo gaming rig
Replies: 25
Views: 7502

@repel No, zero front fans, just the Noctua at the back. The Orochi fan is very silent, my 800 rpm Noctua is louder. But... I didn't use the Orochi for ultra low temps, faster fans would lower them. But I really don't care, they are good enough. Anyway, my GTX 275 card and CX400W PSU are both louder...
by average_joe
Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:20 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Antec Solo gaming rig
Replies: 25
Views: 7502

jtcb wrote:How do you manage to hide all the cables in this case? This case doesn't have hole to tuck behind the motherboard. How is the airflow? I want to use this case for a i7 build but worry about heat and size.

This is how:

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by average_joe
Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:26 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My SPCR-inspired quiet workstation
Replies: 29
Views: 17134

Nice build. And great case :lol:
by average_joe
Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:12 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Post your power consumption
Replies: 109
Views: 60961

Power consumption: Idle: 100-110W Load: 240-260W (Games, Prime95, SuperPI and Orthos) @260W the system peaks almost exactly at the CX400W highest efficiency level - around 85% or so ... Case: Antec Solo CPU: Intel Q9650 @ 3,00GHz MB: Asus P5Q SE2 RAM: 8GB (4x2GB), 1066+ HDD: Samsung F3, 500GB PSU: C...
by average_joe
Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:14 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair HX620 Replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 2114

My system...

viewtopic.php?t=57038

...peaks 260W during load. So my Corsair CX400W is really more than I need.

But selling a 620W and buy a 400 or 450 isnt sensible. Maybe Corsair will take it under their 5 year warranty?
by average_joe
Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:51 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Antec Solo gaming rig
Replies: 25
Views: 7502

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by average_joe
Thu Jan 14, 2010 6:29 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Antec Solo gaming rig
Replies: 25
Views: 7502

Thanks. Yes, the Orochi is big. If not huge...
by average_joe
Mon Jan 11, 2010 4:05 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Antec Solo gaming rig
Replies: 25
Views: 7502

Mounting wasn't that hard, it just took some more time, and thinking. Correct tools helps too (long srewdriver) Beeding the Orochi "right" isn't really needed, my CPU idle at 31°C and tops 49°C during heavy gaming. And the slow spinning Noctua effectively draws warm air away from the pipes before ...
by average_joe
Mon Jan 11, 2010 3:45 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Antec Solo gaming rig
Replies: 25
Views: 7502

My Antec Solo gaming rig

Overall The system has been performing well for what I need it to do. I am currently using it with an 22" TFT display. The system is very quiet not silent but definitely very quiet. the fans never goes above 800RPM. Originally I was planning on leaving out the fan and running the Orochi passively bu...
by average_joe
Sat Dec 19, 2009 11:37 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Orochi in a Antec Solo, will it fit...
Replies: 11
Views: 6602

Temp update (Q9650 @3,00GHz)

Scythe Orochi max temp after two runs in 3DMark06: 51°C (71°C with boxed cooler )



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by average_joe
Thu Dec 17, 2009 3:01 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Orochi in a Antec Solo, will it fit...
Replies: 11
Views: 6602

Parappaman wrote:A snug fit indeed! What are the fans speeds at those temperatures?
450 rpm according to my MB sensor. The Noctua runs at 800 rpm.

Idle-temp is 33°C (RealTemp 3.40)
by average_joe
Thu Dec 17, 2009 2:21 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Orochi in a Antec Solo, will it fit...
Replies: 11
Views: 6602

Indeed Mike, it's very heavy. And I certaintly don't want to drop the case more than 1 cm, or something will break inside. Scythe should actually include a sticker that say: "Caution heavy CPU- heatsink inside, do not drop" The Intel mounting-solution uses a backplate and bolts so it won't come off,...
by average_joe
Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:59 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Orochi in a Antec Solo, will it fit...
Replies: 11
Views: 6602

Scythe Orochi in a Antec Solo, will it fit...

...no idea really, so I bought one to find out... http://akiba.kakaku.com/data/imgs/akiba20080218034.jpg Pictures: http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/1141/84278651.jpg Free candy :-) http://img199.imageshack.us/img199/5035/86266409.jpg Cooler vs. matchbox http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/4544/69188472...
by average_joe
Sat Nov 14, 2009 8:44 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New design: Concept "Flow"
Replies: 5
Views: 2169

by average_joe
Fri Nov 13, 2009 5:24 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New design: Concept "Flow"
Replies: 5
Views: 2169

New design: Concept "Flow"

Pretty cool. Still a prototype, you can give feedback - just follow the link. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXyBf0J17fM&feature=player_embedded "I haven’t decided on a name for this concept but the word ‘Flow’ keeps coming to mind because of the focus on airflow and cooling – maybe some of ...
by average_joe
Fri Oct 09, 2009 11:02 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Music Rig (modded Lian-Li, Intel SSD, external sound cards)
Replies: 14
Views: 7811

Great build! *THUMBS UP*
by average_joe
Thu Oct 08, 2009 4:07 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Solo with a GTX 275 -- some cutting was made
Replies: 10
Views: 3055

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by average_joe
Wed Oct 07, 2009 11:19 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Solo with a GTX 275 -- some cutting was made
Replies: 10
Views: 3055

any idea on what it's costing you in terms of power usage compared to your old PSU? could you have lessened the scream by ducting the PSU intake to fresh air? Power consumption at idle is up by 10W, from 105W to 115W. The scream wasnt caused by heat. More coil whine-ish type of sound. Both my CX400...
by average_joe
Tue Oct 06, 2009 11:11 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Solo with a GTX 275 -- some cutting was made
Replies: 10
Views: 3055

what on earth is that 1kW for though? The GTX275 can't honestly need that much power... IIRC the point was that the power use (in %) would be so low that the fan would never ramp up. I remember reading a post about that a few weeks ago, but I don't remember if it was the same person... and I can't ...
by average_joe
Tue Oct 06, 2009 12:01 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Solo with a GTX 275 -- some cutting was made
Replies: 10
Views: 3055

Solo with a GTX 275 -- some cutting was made

I love the Solo, but the case is now rather old and doesnt like long video cards, so I had to cut some. And voila, the GTX 275 now fits great.


Image Cutting area
Side view
by average_joe
Tue Sep 22, 2009 8:08 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Does the 92mm Nexus start at 7v?
Replies: 0
Views: 687

Does the 92mm Nexus start at 7v?

Yes or no...

Just got another 92mm fan that doesnt want to start at 7v.


Edit... Yes it does


http://www.silentpcreview.com/article720-page2.html


:oops:
by average_joe
Fri Dec 19, 2008 12:21 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec Mini P180 with passive CPU and VGA
Replies: 22
Views: 9453

New drive, same size, but faster.

New.

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by average_joe
Sun Dec 14, 2008 6:02 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Lian Li PC60 gets the treatment
Replies: 32
Views: 41446

Sweet Mother of Jesus!