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by Blooz
Sat Aug 20, 2005 9:26 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: What about Socket 754 w/ Sempron 64
Replies: 52
Views: 21052

I've been running a Rev "D" Sempron 2800 for a few months with great results. No, it doesn't have "C+Q", nor is the multiplier unlocked to "step up" - default is 8, you can set it lower if you want. One thing nobody's metioned is that these bargain chips can O/C like a mad dog! (I know that's not wh...
by Blooz
Wed Jul 06, 2005 3:20 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Quiet 3000B gaming machine
Replies: 17
Views: 10038

I'm sure that Zalman NB47J would be fine on just about anything. I'm using one on my DFI UT nF3 250Gb 754 board, running with a Sempron 2800+ that's O/C'd by 800MHz, and it barely gets warm. It's been lapped and I'm using AS Ceramique on it, as I usually do. I've used these things on 5 different bui...
by Blooz
Sat Jun 18, 2005 11:37 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Power consumption review on Celeron or Sempron?
Replies: 11
Views: 4135

Alglove - The 2800+ Sempron indeed only has a 1.6 clockspeed "out of the box", but is easily capable of much, much more without a lot of effort. Yesterday I finished 3 days of stability testing on my 2800+ that is running at 2.34 GHz at 1.54V. This chip runs at 31-32C idle, 42C extreme load with a Z...
by Blooz
Thu Mar 03, 2005 12:31 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: ThermalTake, Lian-Li, Coolermaster... Some Advice Please!
Replies: 10
Views: 3861

With the number of drives you are looking to install, my vote definitely goes to the Stacker!
by Blooz
Thu Mar 03, 2005 12:19 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Anandtech review of Lian-li PC-60 Plus
Replies: 3
Views: 1740

I'd also like to see a better review of this case. The cooling system is interesting, but I agree with Oldabe that warm air may be getting sucked in from the 120MM exhaust. I see they are still using ADDA fans. I have a PC-65b case, and found the stock ADDAs to be loud with mediocre airflow. I repla...
by Blooz
Wed Mar 02, 2005 11:42 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: mnpctech SC195
Replies: 5
Views: 1785

I have my system in an SC-135 from MNPCTech, and I consider the price money well spent. The workmanship is "top-notch". I don't even know that you would find a need to foam the case. I find mine extremely quiet. The only noise I hear is airflow "whoosh", there is no mechanical noise from the Globe 1...
by Blooz
Sat Jan 22, 2005 11:02 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: any mid-tower atx with side panel 120mm fan?
Replies: 15
Views: 4407

One case that has the fan layout you specified is MNPCtech's SC-135.

It comes with 3 Globe 120's - front intake, side panel, and rear exhaust. The side panel fan is an intake, with an aluminum filter.
by Blooz
Mon Jan 10, 2005 3:17 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: CF-1009...Bluefront's Ultimate Case Mod.
Replies: 32
Views: 12594

I just went to see what the latest price was on this case at NewEgg, and apparently they aren't selling them any more.

Directron still has 'em for $109.00 .
by Blooz
Mon Jan 10, 2005 9:15 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Panaflo 80mm - Has anyone used the 12M1A ?
Replies: 22
Views: 5154

I replaced the Adda fans in my Lian-Li PC-65 case with Panaflo "M"'s with good results. They were on the loud side at 12V, but when throttled down to 5-6V via Sunbeam rheobus they quieted down nicely and still provided good airflow.
by Blooz
Wed Dec 22, 2004 3:54 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Biostar M7NCG-400 - safe bet?
Replies: 6
Views: 1945

I'm running a 1.0 version of this board in an HTPC application right now. As has been said, the earlier versions had O/Cing adjustments, and mine ran all summer at 11 x 195 without a hitch. (At the time I was using a 9800NP for video) I've found it to be a stable board. It's not the greatest overclo...
by Blooz
Thu Dec 16, 2004 6:19 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Chenbro Gaming Bomb II Review
Replies: 5
Views: 1844

New Chenbro Gaming Bomb II Review

Did anyone catch this review at Anandtech on this case?

http://www.anandtech.com/casecooling/sh ... spx?i=2298

Actually looks nice!
by Blooz
Mon Dec 13, 2004 7:01 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: CF-1009...Bluefront's Ultimate Case Mod.
Replies: 32
Views: 12594

That's an interesting idea - the front IS nice and simple. I did a system for my G/F using a Raidmax case that had an acrylic front like this one, and I didn't want to cut it because it looked so nice. It had the same intake problem, but came with 2 x 80MM fans on the side panel for intakes. I repla...
by Blooz
Mon Dec 13, 2004 6:10 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: CF-1009...Bluefront's Ultimate Case Mod.
Replies: 32
Views: 12594

That's a good looking case. It's a shame they did such a poor job on the front intake - but we know that you'll correct that, Bluefront!
by Blooz
Tue Dec 07, 2004 7:17 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Globe Thermistor Location?
Replies: 1
Views: 820

Globe Thermistor Location?

I just moved my main system into one of MNPCTech's excellent SC135 cases, which uses 3 Globe 120MM fans. These fans are equipped with a thermistor on a 13" lead, which Bill zip ties to the grill on each fan. Although my case also has a Mitron 3.5" rheobus, I'd like to take advantage of this feature ...
by Blooz
Wed Nov 24, 2004 7:58 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Drive Suspension in Lian-Li Cage?
Replies: 1
Views: 974

Well, this is going to become a "non-issue", as I just ordered one of Bill Owens' SC-135 cases for this system!

I already have a home-made LX-6A19 which has all the mods done to it (grills cut out, grommeted, fans replaced, etc.), and the WD 600JB drive in that case is what I'd call "quiet".
by Blooz
Tue Nov 23, 2004 8:27 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Drive Suspension in Lian-Li Cage?
Replies: 1
Views: 974

Drive Suspension in Lian-Li Cage?

I've got a "fleet" of WD drives in my 3 systems. I always bought WD for the speed and reliability - I've never had a problem with one. Out of 4 drives I only have a noise issue with one drive as follows: My main system is presently in a Lian-Li PC-65B. It's got two HD's, a 1000JB and an old 20Gb 520...
by Blooz
Sun Nov 14, 2004 8:56 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quiet 60MM Fan - Does One Exist?
Replies: 36
Views: 31806

I'd like to thank everybody who contributed to this thread for their input. As I've said, this system can really only be heard from my usual position in the room when there's nothing else functioning - no music or video sound. I thought that it was going to be an issue, but , as it turns out, it rea...
by Blooz
Fri Nov 12, 2004 10:23 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Old small sized case question
Replies: 23
Views: 3700

Yes, you have a front opening for an 80MM fan, but by looking at the pics you've taken I'd say it's almost 50% closed due to metal area. I think the bottom opening would work better for you, and would be easier to do, especially since you don't seem to want to alter the looks of the case. I had a si...
by Blooz
Fri Nov 12, 2004 10:11 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: panaflos and fan controller
Replies: 10
Views: 3437

I've got Panaflos working with Sunbeam controllers in two systems without any problems.
by Blooz
Fri Nov 12, 2004 10:09 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quiet 60MM Fan - Does One Exist?
Replies: 36
Views: 31806

Mats, this case has a hole directly over the CPU location on the MB. It came with a plastic grill and duct system that was made for small heatsinks, such as the stock AMD. I found that the SK7/Panaflo combo worked better without the duct, so I removed it. Tibors, I've thought about 80MM's as intakes...
by Blooz
Thu Nov 11, 2004 6:11 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: NewEgg reviews....believable?
Replies: 15
Views: 4230

I've always wondered about this, but I've also seen many either totally negative or mediocre reviews on their site. I think a lot of it depends on how many reviews there are for the product. I've also seen items with one or two stars where they are the only reviews for the product. But hey, it's the...
by Blooz
Thu Nov 11, 2004 4:54 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quiet 60MM Fan - Does One Exist?
Replies: 36
Views: 31806

That's a floppy on the far left. I still find them useful for BIOS upgrades, etc. The system sits in a vertical position on the floor under the TV on a rug. As I'm usually sitting about 8-10' away, minor noise isn't an issue. Those aren't isolators - if you look at the pic I posted earlier, you"ll s...
by Blooz
Thu Nov 11, 2004 11:28 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quiet 60MM Fan - Does One Exist?
Replies: 36
Views: 31806

Trip - The PSU fan is also a 60MM, but it's thermally control and very quiet. I've only heard it crank up once, and, naturally, then it was loud. The PSU is a Sparkle/Forton. Here's a shot of the inside, with the DVD drive swivelled up - a nice feature of this case, the HD cage moves the same way! ...
by Blooz
Wed Nov 10, 2004 2:42 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quiet 60MM Fan - Does One Exist?
Replies: 36
Views: 31806

Here's a shot of the rear of the system in question:

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You can see there's not enough room for an 80MM fan. (The ghetto fastening will be replaced with nuts and bolts soon! The plastic "fan holder" broke!)
by Blooz
Tue Nov 09, 2004 6:36 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: All 120mm machine!
Replies: 25
Views: 13890

Great lookin' system, Katana Man!
by Blooz
Tue Nov 09, 2004 4:32 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quiet 60MM Fan - Does One Exist?
Replies: 36
Views: 31806

Trip, I have no clue about the CFM on the fan that came with the case. It's doing a good job, I can barely hear it during the quiet parts of a DVD or when I'm running the PC as a jukebox and I'm choosing music. As I said, the mods I've done must be working, because the system is running pretty cool....
by Blooz
Mon Nov 08, 2004 11:45 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quiet 60MM Fan - Does One Exist?
Replies: 36
Views: 31806

Sam, believe me, there is no room for an 80MM on the back of the case! I thought about using a 60/80 adapter, but there's no room for that setup either, as it would be hitting the CPU sink. The area between the backplate and the top of the case is so small that it's a tight fit even for the 60mm! I'...
by Blooz
Sun Nov 07, 2004 7:56 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quiet 60MM Fan - Does One Exist?
Replies: 36
Views: 31806

Well, I'm inclined to agree with you, Tibors, but the case in question doesn't leave any other options! I did a lot of research this afternoon at many vendor sites. Many places don't list noise levels, so I was kinda going by CFM ratings, which, as we all know, aren't always to be trusted! SVC and D...
by Blooz
Sat Nov 06, 2004 8:32 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quiet 60MM Fan - Does One Exist?
Replies: 36
Views: 31806

Quiet 60MM Fan - Does One Exist?

I just built an HTPC using a small case which only has room for a 60MM exhaust fan. It came with a Sparkle 200W PSU which also has a 60MM fan that is thermally controlled. (I bought the case about a year ago, and I can't remember the name it was sold under! It's black and silver, has a door over the...
by Blooz
Wed Nov 03, 2004 6:45 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Do you overclock / undervolt? Please add to stats!
Replies: 34
Views: 15041

I overclock my systems - why turn down a free performance boost? I recently installed an Asus A7N8X-E Deluxe board in my main system, and it's running an unlocked Barton 2500 at 2.2GHz at 1.725V with an SLK800A/Titan aluminum fan pushing 38CFM without much noise. The case is a Lian-Li PC65B with all...