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by Jeff Haas
Thu Nov 08, 2007 12:44 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: Antec SU-430, Zalman VF700-Cu
Replies: 4
Views: 3093

OK, 180 views and no inquiries? The price must be too high. So, lower prices:

Antec SU-430 power supply: $35.00 plus shipping.

Zalman VF700-CU VGA cooler: $15.00 plus shipping. (These are still about $30.00 new...this one is like new and unused.)
by Jeff Haas
Sat Nov 03, 2007 9:54 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: Antec SU-430, Zalman VF700-Cu
Replies: 4
Views: 3093

No interest? Is it that the equipment is too old for this slick crowd? Or too expensive? PM me if you want.
by Jeff Haas
Thu Nov 01, 2007 9:24 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: Antec SU-430, Zalman VF700-Cu
Replies: 4
Views: 3093

FS: Antec SU-430, Zalman VF700-Cu

For sale: Antec SU-430 power supply. This is the power supply that comes in the Fusion and isn't available on its own. I upgraded to a different supply. This is in fine shape and has been tested as 100% working by an electrical engineer friend of mine. As you might have read, this is built for Antec...
by Jeff Haas
Wed Jul 18, 2007 12:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: HTPC News is back up
Replies: 0
Views: 1073

HTPC News is back up

http://www.htpcnews.com/ is back up, they were having some server issues but all is fixed now.

It's one of those websites that is interested in some similar issues to us here, and they link back to info on this one. Thought some of you might be interested.
by Jeff Haas
Sat Mar 10, 2007 12:07 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: I think the power supply in my Fusion is going
Replies: 0
Views: 1021

I think the power supply in my Fusion is going

Here's my current tale of woe...troubleshooting advice welcomed! I built an HTPC with an Antec Fusion case last year, using the MSI 6150 motherboard. It's been good, but...yesterday, I bring it up out of standby and there's no picture on the TV. Hooking a monitor up (the TV is SD and has component i...
by Jeff Haas
Fri Dec 22, 2006 12:35 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec NSK2400 Media PC Case
Replies: 249
Views: 234177

If you're not satisfied with the control over the VFD that the included drivers give you, you can use LCD Smartie to configure it. Here's info I posted on the HTPC News forum on how to configure it. (I was considering just posting a link, but having it all in one thread will be easier for people.) L...
by Jeff Haas
Thu Dec 07, 2006 2:12 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Help me decide between Antec NSK2400 or Fusion!
Replies: 21
Views: 13679

I put together a Fusion for an HTPC awhile back, here are links to notes on this forum and on HTPC News, there may be useful info for you there: SPCR, notes on my Fusion build: [url]http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=34451[/url] HTPC news, info on configuring the VFD on the Fusion ...
by Jeff Haas
Thu Oct 12, 2006 6:38 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Fusion notes
Replies: 12
Views: 8153

John, I'm not sure how you'd mount the fan on the underside of the SI-120. Maybe you'd need a smaller fan (80mm?)
by Jeff Haas
Thu Oct 12, 2006 6:36 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Fusion notes
Replies: 12
Views: 8153

All you do is set up your recordings in Beyond TV, exit the Viewscape, and then put the computer into Suspend. It'll look like it's turned off. Then later, Beyond TV will wake it up, record the show, run through it looking for commercials, and put the machine back in Suspend mode. I think Windows Up...
by Jeff Haas
Sun Sep 24, 2006 5:38 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Fusion notes
Replies: 12
Views: 8153

40C is cool? Good, we'll see about taking out the CPU fan after I've been using this for a week or so and seeing how it behaves. The way Beyond TV knows how to un-suspend the machine, record the show and put it back to sleep is terrific and gets rid of one of my biggest concerns, where the machine w...
by Jeff Haas
Sat Sep 23, 2006 10:06 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Fusion notes
Replies: 12
Views: 8153

Antec Fusion notes

Today, I finished up an HTPC using the Antec Fusion with the MSI 6150 motherboard. I figured this crowd would appreciate my notes on it. You already know how effective the case is, since it's the same as the 2400, so I'll ramble on about my experiences setting it up. My objective was to make a VCR r...
by Jeff Haas
Thu Sep 21, 2006 3:04 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Fusion - here, now!
Replies: 18
Views: 8884

Apparently Antec used Soundgraph to make their VFD. Check out this website: [url]http://www.soundgraph.com/Eng_/main.aspx[/url] Select "Products" and "IMON" to get details. I figure the Fusion has one of the OEM VFDs in it. FYI, you can also use LCD Smartie, an open-source program, to control the di...
by Jeff Haas
Thu Aug 10, 2006 3:33 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Upcoming Reviews & Articles
Replies: 193
Views: 326207

Thanks. That's what I'm really interested in...should I get the 2400 or the Fusion? So the questions are: How readable is the VFD from a distance? How does the VFD interface with the operating system? (I use Beyond TV, can I connect it to the VFD?) How does the volume control interface? How is the D...
by Jeff Haas
Thu Aug 10, 2006 2:27 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Upcoming Reviews & Articles
Replies: 193
Views: 326207

Is there a review of the Antec Fusion in the works?
by Jeff Haas
Wed Aug 02, 2006 11:43 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Sonata mods
Replies: 118
Views: 142934

Applause for Seasonic

I have a Sonata from when they were new, back when this site was new! It's had my Athlon XP system running in it for about three years. It started acting odd during bootup, crashing for no discernable reason...so it was the power supply (the one that came with the original Sonatas.) Tonight I instal...
by Jeff Haas
Mon Jul 31, 2006 5:46 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: UPS reviews?
Replies: 0
Views: 1143

UPS reviews?

Does anyone have recommendations for a website that reviews UPS (uninterruptable power supplies)?
by Jeff Haas
Fri Jun 16, 2006 9:43 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Fusion - here, now!
Replies: 18
Views: 8884

Hmmm...it's not on Antec's US site yet.

Can't be long now. Let us know how it performs!
by Jeff Haas
Tue May 30, 2006 5:39 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Want to gouge out your eyes?
Replies: 9
Views: 2540

Can't afford a pimped-out car? These are the next best thing.

Not that there's anything wrong with that.
by Jeff Haas
Tue May 30, 2006 5:36 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: When does the Antec Fusion ship?
Replies: 23
Views: 10827

Aaarrghh! Sept/Oct.

Merry Christmas!
by Jeff Haas
Tue May 23, 2006 10:57 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Watching infomercials and...
Replies: 6
Views: 3113

You're right about spotting hype...especially with the Sharper Image "air cleaner."

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7391185/

If there wasn't already CU's lawsuit, it would make a great episode of Mythbusters.
by Jeff Haas
Fri May 12, 2006 2:01 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: When does the Antec Fusion ship?
Replies: 23
Views: 10827

Any update on the Fusion?
by Jeff Haas
Thu May 11, 2006 10:40 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Sonata basic mods
Replies: 6
Views: 2286

Also, check out ATI Tool...it allows you to slow down the fan on the ATI card. Some of these fans can be noisy when running at full speed. I actually bought a Zalman heatsink for my ATI card and then never got around to installing it after finding ATI Tool. [url]http://www.techpowerup.com/atitool/[/...
by Jeff Haas
Sun Apr 23, 2006 1:11 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec NSK2400 Media PC Case
Replies: 249
Views: 234177

cmcquistion, I'm looking forward to what you figure out. I'm planning on building the same setup, except I think I'll wait for the Fusion version of the case.
by Jeff Haas
Thu Apr 20, 2006 4:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Drop of College to make horror movies?
Replies: 14
Views: 6919

You might want to read Bruce Campbell's book, "If Chins Could Kill" which is all about his early experience on the Evil Dead movies.

Think of the business school knowledge as a tool to do whatever you want later. Just because you get that degree doesn't lock you into a specific career path.
by Jeff Haas
Thu Apr 20, 2006 1:20 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: When does the Antec Fusion ship?
Replies: 23
Views: 10827

Seems to be getting closer...

I really want this case to put an MSI 6150 in. I just need to know what CPU cooler will fit, and what the right choice for CPU is.
by Jeff Haas
Sat Apr 15, 2006 8:40 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: MSI K8NGM2-NBP on-baord video
Replies: 6
Views: 2880

I'm going to build an HTPC with one of the MSI 6150 motherboards, probably in the Antec Fusion (whenever it shows up.) What would be the best processor? This machine won't be used for any gaming, it just needs to record and play back video. And then it'll be interesting to know what CPU cooler will ...
by Jeff Haas
Thu Apr 13, 2006 9:55 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Sonata mods
Replies: 118
Views: 142934

Does it let you connect the case fan to a motherboard header?
by Jeff Haas
Thu Apr 06, 2006 2:48 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: The FINEST CPU Cooler?
Replies: 23
Views: 8472

[quote]I'd say the Katana, but that heatsink is frequently featured in my dreams...[/quote]

OK, that's taking things a bit too far... [b]Step away from the computer! Put your hands in the air and keep them away from the keyboard![/b]
by Jeff Haas
Thu Mar 30, 2006 5:40 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: When does the Antec Fusion ship?
Replies: 23
Views: 10827

Hm...well, this is going to be for an HTPC, so I'll wait some more.

Anyone know what type of heatsinks will fit in this case? I plan on using a 6150 mobo.
by Jeff Haas
Thu Mar 30, 2006 4:01 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: When does the Antec Fusion ship?
Replies: 23
Views: 10827

Well, now it's March 30. Any news on the Fusion yet?