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by ddr
Sun Jun 19, 2011 6:43 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Quiet PSU for non-gamer
Replies: 4
Views: 990

Re: Quiet PSU for non-gamer

edit: CPUID'z PC-Wizard reads it the same as the BIOS. I guess SpeedFan's not playing nice with the sensor. Nonetheless, thanks for the all the suggestions and tips.
by ddr
Sun Jun 19, 2011 4:45 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Quiet PSU for non-gamer
Replies: 4
Views: 990

Re: Quiet PSU for non-gamer

ok ....

I was under the impression that in the BIOS, it's not under any load at all. Perhaps I am incorrect. It did show a number closer to 12 previously.
by ddr
Sun Jun 19, 2011 3:07 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Quiet PSU for non-gamer
Replies: 4
Views: 990

Quiet PSU for non-gamer

So... my PSU is only pumping out 10.3V for the +12V in SpeedFan (12.23V in BIOS). Time for an RMA (worth it?) ... and a new PSU. Silence, and i guess reliability are my main criteria, along with modular cables. I have an i7-860, Zalman CPU cooler, 3 case fans, 2x DVD drives, and 4x HDDs in the case ...
by ddr
Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:09 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: P180 + noctua D14
Replies: 13
Views: 2250

how's the silver arrow?

i can't find it anywhere. you must have early access :o
by ddr
Fri Sep 03, 2010 4:45 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: P180 + noctua D14
Replies: 13
Views: 2250

so back to the D14, countless reviews of how great it is and the great input from above ... I don't quite understand the diagram for mounting the heatsink in terms of ram clearance. did you guys find that it was a problem to use ram with regular height? i could just get 2x4gb and forget about all th...
by ddr
Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:07 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: P180 + noctua D14
Replies: 13
Views: 2250

maybe i've been babying it for no reason .... i haven't overclocked it yet but what are good idle temps for an i7-860? it's just so hard to pick from that list, and the p180 has the space to accommodate almost anything. before i read the above reply, i was looking at the H70 thinking it may be even ...
by ddr
Thu Sep 02, 2010 7:38 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: P180 + noctua D14
Replies: 13
Views: 2250

I'm not completely stuck to noctua's, i'm just going down SPCR's list of recommened heatsinks.

I'm don't mind spending a little more $, but I want the best fan cpu heatsink in terms of noise/performance ratio such that I can use the remaining two ram slots.

thnx for the reply!
by ddr
Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:09 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: P180 + noctua D14
Replies: 13
Views: 2250

P180 + noctua D14

is the D14 the best noctua cpu cooler there is? from what i understand, noctua's have the best noise/performance ratio my i7-860 in a P180 runs at low 30's C idle at 50% fan from some zalman i got as a gift, 'cept it's blocking my ram slots so I wanted to swap it out. i take it the P180 should accom...
by ddr
Thu Apr 22, 2010 4:20 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P183 vs Fractal Define R2
Replies: 17
Views: 8647

almost same dilemma as you. but I've decided to wait for the P180 mini instead. the worksmanship seems better from what I've read. and the R2 seems like an overkiill for a matx mobo that we both have
by ddr
Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:29 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec mini P180 PSU size
Replies: 3
Views: 1734

thanks for the reply.

any idea when you guys will have the p180 black back in stock? can't find it anywhere in Canada, let alone the US.
by ddr
Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:33 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec mini P180 PSU size
Replies: 3
Views: 1734

Antec mini P180 PSU size

The review on SPCR uses a PSU that's 150mm (w) x 86mm (h) x 140mm (d).

I even searched and found a user with one that's 150mm in depth or length.

I currently have an OCZ Modstream Pro 500W that's 160mm in depth or length. Would this fit in the mini P180?