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by bondiablo
Sun Aug 05, 2012 1:43 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 3770K IHS removal and results
Replies: 66
Views: 115359

Re: 3770K IHS removal and results

graysky wrote:As evident in the photos, the IHS on this 3770K was quite concave, that is, higher in the middle than elsewhere.
Don't you mean lower in the middle?
by bondiablo
Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:17 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: HTPC Desktop Case & Tower Cooler?
Replies: 4
Views: 2083

Re: HTPC Desktop Case & Tower Cooler?

Still haven't found anything, though it occurred to me a 4u rackmount case might work. Been searching but haven't found one I really like. Ideally it wouldn't have a front door and wouldn't be too deep. The shelf it will be on is only 17" deep. I already cut most of the back out so airflow won't be ...
by bondiablo
Thu May 31, 2012 4:32 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: HTPC Desktop Case & Tower Cooler?
Replies: 4
Views: 2083

HTPC Desktop Case & Tower Cooler?

Are there any ATX HTPC or desktop style cases with at least 3 external bays and can fit a 120mm tower cooler? Specifically the Xigmatek Gaia, since that's what I have.
by bondiablo
Sat Mar 19, 2011 7:41 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: HTPC or Desktop Case with 120mm Rear Exhaust
Replies: 6
Views: 1449

Re: HTPC or Desktop Case with 120mm Rear Exhaust

The Antec is also a nice case but has only one external drive bay.
by bondiablo
Sat Mar 19, 2011 6:43 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: HTPC or Desktop Case with 120mm Rear Exhaust
Replies: 6
Views: 1449

Re: HTPC or Desktop Case with 120mm Rear Exhaust

Yes, I found several cases like that, with the 80mm rear exhaust. The 120mm fan is really a deal breaker. I'd be more willing to give up 1 of the external drive bays.
by bondiablo
Sat Mar 19, 2011 5:15 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: HTPC or Desktop Case with 120mm Rear Exhaust
Replies: 6
Views: 1449

HTPC or Desktop Case with 120mm Rear Exhaust

I'm looking for an ATX HTPC or desktop style case with a 120mm rear exhaust fan, at least (2) external 5.25", (1) external 3.5", (2) internal 3.5" bays and can fit a Xigmatek Gaia tower cooler. Does such a beast even exist?
by bondiablo
Tue May 18, 2010 9:19 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Need Replacement for Yate Loon 120mm
Replies: 9
Views: 1691

Thanks. I guess I'll order a Gentle Typhoon and another Yate Loon and see how it goes. After reading some more reviews I don't think I'll bother with the Noctua or Noiseblocker. If I could find a Sanyo Denki 9S1212L4011 I might try one of those but can't find anyplace that sells them in the US.
by bondiablo
Tue May 18, 2010 8:16 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Need Replacement for Yate Loon 120mm
Replies: 9
Views: 1691

Have you compared the noise from the 1450rpm GT to the 1350rpm YL?
by bondiablo
Tue May 18, 2010 8:05 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Need Replacement for Yate Loon 120mm
Replies: 9
Views: 1691

OK, here are 3 fans I'm considering as replacements for the CPU fan. Anyone made direct comparisons between any of these fans and the Yate Loon D12SL-12?

Scythe Gentle Typhoon D1225C12B4AP-14 1450rpm
Noctua NF-P12 1300rpm
Noiseblocker BlackSilentFan XL2 1500rpm
by bondiablo
Tue May 18, 2010 6:38 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Need Replacement for Yate Loon 120mm
Replies: 9
Views: 1691

It's been a while but I"m pretty sure I tried the S-Flex fans and didn't like them any better than the others. Never tried the Typhoons.
by bondiablo
Tue May 18, 2010 4:48 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Need Replacement for Yate Loon 120mm
Replies: 9
Views: 1691

Need Replacement for Yate Loon 120mm

For over 2 years I've been using (1) Nexus 120mm as my exhaust fan and (2) Yate Loon D12SL as intake and CPU fan. They're not totally silent but quiet enough and I find the type of sound they make innocuous. They've been running pretty much 24/7 and everything was fine until today the CPU fan, which...
by bondiablo
Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:47 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: sold
Replies: 3
Views: 2070

Will ship worldwide with additional postage cost.
by bondiablo
Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:17 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: sold
Replies: 3
Views: 2070

They appear to be, yes. They use the Sony fluid dynamic bearings but they have different RPMs than the S-Flex fans.
by bondiablo
Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:49 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: sold
Replies: 3
Views: 2070

sold

sold
by bondiablo
Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:38 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Cheap, Small, Quiet & Cool
Replies: 5
Views: 1950

The Qpack2 is tempting since it has more room,a 120mm fan and would keep me under budget but I think I may go with the SilverStone SUGO SG02-F case and a Coolmax CU-400B PSU, one of the least expensive modular PSUs I could find. I still need a heatsink though. Silverstone makes one specifically for ...
by bondiablo
Mon Jan 19, 2009 7:46 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Cheap, Small, Quiet & Cool
Replies: 5
Views: 1950

I found a couple more cases that look interesting. Anyone have experience with these?

AeroCool M40
Silverstone SG02B

The Lian Li is too expensive, Thermaltake uses 60mm fans and Antec only has 1 external bay and I'd probably have to replace the PSU.
by bondiablo
Mon Jan 19, 2009 12:12 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Cheap, Small, Quiet & Cool
Replies: 5
Views: 1950

Cheap, Small, Quiet & Cool

I'm trying to put together a cheap system for a friend and could use some recommendations for a cube style mATX case and a CPU heatsink that will fit in it. I like the look of the Apevia Qpack but the quality of those seems iffy, especially the PSU. I'm trying to keep the total around $250. So far a...
by bondiablo
Sun Jan 18, 2009 10:44 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Beg, Borrow, Steal... Well not so much borrow or steal.
Replies: 10
Views: 3395

What do you think a fair price would be to charge them for the repair, not including the part? Normally I don't ask for anything when I fix stuff for them but I usually get a little something anyway. This time I'm definitely asking and I'll use whatever I get towards something nicer.
by bondiablo
Sun Jan 18, 2009 5:08 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Beg, Borrow, Steal... Well not so much borrow or steal.
Replies: 10
Views: 3395

GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

ACK... I just lost all the parts I thought I had. I was supposed to be getting most of them from a dead computer at the office (bad motherboard) which I was told I could have. I FINALLY got my board from ebay, that I didn't think I was going to get because it took 3 weeks to arrive and the tracking ...
by bondiablo
Sat Dec 20, 2008 7:58 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Beg, Borrow, Steal... Well not so much borrow or steal.
Replies: 10
Views: 3395

Thanks but I don't think that would work with the parts I already have since it's an 845 board and might be specific to Gateway.
by bondiablo
Sat Dec 20, 2008 2:59 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Beg, Borrow, Steal... Well not so much borrow or steal.
Replies: 10
Views: 3395

Thanks but it looks like that board is socket 775. The CPU I have is socket 478.
by bondiablo
Fri Dec 19, 2008 2:22 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Beg, Borrow, Steal... Well not so much borrow or steal.
Replies: 10
Views: 3395

Socket 478. I'll edit the original post to include that. I would have added it before but I was thinking 478 was the only socket that CPU ever used.
by bondiablo
Fri Dec 19, 2008 2:50 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Beg, Borrow, Steal... Well not so much borrow or steal.
Replies: 10
Views: 3395

Beg, Borrow, Steal... Well not so much borrow or steal.

I'm trying to put together a tower for a friend who can't afford to buy a new system right now. She currently has an 8 year old Dell 4300 that's starting to die on her so just about anything would be an upgrade. I already have most of the parts including a socket 478 800MHz FSB 2.4GHz P4 and (2) 256...
by bondiablo
Tue Dec 16, 2008 4:00 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Yate Loon D12SL-12 Noise Recording
Replies: 2
Views: 1263

Yate Loon D12SL-12 Noise Recording

Does SPCR have a noise recording for the Yate Loon 1350rpm version of the 120mm D12SL-12? I tried searching but all I could find was the Nexus 1000rpm version of this fan, of course with the same model number.

Anyone know how it compares to the Scythe S-Flex 1600rpm SFF21F?
by bondiablo
Sat Dec 06, 2008 2:06 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: sold
Replies: 4
Views: 1782

Free US shipping.
by bondiablo
Sun Nov 30, 2008 10:23 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: sold
Replies: 4
Views: 1782

sold

sold
by bondiablo
Mon Jun 30, 2008 1:42 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Does a 2.5" Laptop drive in a desktop require any...
Replies: 27
Views: 7861

Even looking at it closely it didn't appear to be something that would just come off but I pulled on it anyway and you're right, it's just an adapter. Thanks.
by bondiablo
Mon Jun 30, 2008 11:53 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Does a 2.5" Laptop drive in a desktop require any...
Replies: 27
Views: 7861

I need to temporarily connect a 2.5" IDE laptop drive to my PC, just to get files off it and then wipe the drive. I had no trouble finding adapters meant to connect a laptop drive to a desktop but then I noticed my drive seems to have a weird connector. Instead of 2 rows of pins it's 1 big row of te...
by bondiablo
Tue Jun 24, 2008 5:54 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: sold
Replies: 0
Views: 861

sold

sold
by bondiablo
Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:19 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: fan vibration dampener on cpu heatsink
Replies: 7
Views: 3790

It seemed unlikely to me as well but the fact they all seem to feel the need to include that note gave me pause. Since I didn't see the warning on Vantec's or Nexus' packaging I asked them directly and they replied... Vantec: The fan vibration dampener kit is only designed to use with case fan, and ...