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by dis
Tue Dec 19, 2006 9:54 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung HD501LJ
Replies: 123
Views: 139749

In case anyone is interested Komplett.co.uk have got the 320 gig drives in stock, pretty sure they arrived this afternoon cos i didn't spot them this morning.

£65, seems like a nice price. Got one on the way now
by dis
Sat Oct 01, 2005 4:57 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: The perfect mATX s939 board?
Replies: 28
Views: 10028

Bar81 wrote: Why do I say what? Specifically referring to nvidia mobos?
Yeah, i get that you like the intel boards (fair enough) but i don't get why you reckon the nVidia solutions aren't good. As i noted i've never had any real problems with them.
by dis
Fri Sep 30, 2005 3:45 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: The perfect mATX s939 board?
Replies: 28
Views: 10028

Just out of interest why do you say that? A bad experience?

I've found the nForce boards after #1 have all been pretty solid offerings. Loved my NF7 v2.0 and my current DFI board is going great.
by dis
Thu Sep 29, 2005 12:19 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: The perfect mATX s939 board?
Replies: 28
Views: 10028

and most of all this Foxconn is compatible with the riser card of Silverstone cases :D go at the bottom of this page: http://www.silverstonetek.com/products-lc11.htm 8) Yep :-) Thats why i was worried about the PCI-E placement. Weiman, the new XPress boards don't have the USB problem AFAIK, its rea...
by dis
Wed Sep 28, 2005 12:19 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: The perfect mATX s939 board?
Replies: 28
Views: 10028

ah.... my bad. Just, went looking and the board i had seen wasn't even an Asus, lol. http://www.bit-tech.net/news/2005/09/23/msi_nforce410/ I'll have to take a good look at the Asus board when theres more info, the DVI issue doesn't bother me but the PCI-E issue will be a factor. Nice to see some de...
by dis
Tue Sep 27, 2005 11:44 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: The perfect mATX s939 board?
Replies: 28
Views: 10028

Found a downside (sorry) "TV-out via cable/bracket" http://www.foxconnchannel.com/products_motherboard_2.cfm?pName=6150K8MA-8EKRS Depending on the case the bracket could probably go in the graphics card slot anyway. If i can find this board for sale soon i'll grab it i think. In the last week or so ...
by dis
Sat Jun 04, 2005 9:07 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Clarification on 12V rail(s) and amps
Replies: 14
Views: 2991

Funnily enough i'm just looking at this, since i got together my new rig. DFI NF4 SLi-D, AMD 3000+, 1 GB, 6600GT, Spinpoint 200Gig, Pioneer DVD Nothing super power hungry, yet the recommended supply is 480Watts ?!? Course, thats for an overclockers board, based on an SLI config (i think / hope) I wa...
by dis
Thu Jun 02, 2005 5:46 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Best pump and radiator
Replies: 47
Views: 20245

I'm about to rework my watercooling setup, mainly as the rad is my main source of noise now. The CSP MAG and ThermoChill PA160 were / are the 2 i'm going for. The main idea behind the rad being that its fitted for a 120mm fan (Papst 4412FGL prefered), and ducts out to a 160mm core. The procooling fo...
by dis
Tue May 03, 2005 12:26 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: New Samsung drives officially posted. One is a 2.2 bel idle.
Replies: 89
Views: 46174

I haven't had time to use the drive much yet but so far its comparable to my old Spinpoint (160Gig JVC), the idle noise is different but not substantially better or worse (there were 'good' JVC models from what i remember, so its possible i have one of those). The read / write noise is a lot lower a...
by dis
Tue May 03, 2005 6:04 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: New Samsung drives officially posted. One is a 2.2 bel idle.
Replies: 89
Views: 46174

For anyone interested the 200Gig SATA drive i got from Komplett.co.uk is a Nidec, i'll compare the noise to my old Spinpoint tonight.
by dis
Thu Apr 28, 2005 2:21 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: New Samsung drives officially posted. One is a 2.2 bel idle.
Replies: 89
Views: 46174

Komplett.co.uk now have the 200Gig SATA 120's in stock. I'll post back once i've got my hands on one.
by dis
Wed Apr 20, 2005 1:58 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: New Samsung drives officially posted. One is a 2.2 bel idle.
Replies: 89
Views: 46174

OK, the 200Gig SATA drive is in stock at Komplett.se, the UK date is listed as the 9th of next month, they're estimated dates seem pretty reliable, or at least regularly updated.
by dis
Tue Apr 05, 2005 6:01 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung Spinpoint or Maxtor DiamondMax 10
Replies: 22
Views: 6219

I think heat is going to depend more on how you mount the drive and airflow. It seems to me that almost all of the current 7200 drives run roughly (very roughly) about the same temp but even if the samsung ran 10 degrees cooler is that really the top priority? It would swing it for me, the Diamond ...
by dis
Tue Apr 05, 2005 4:02 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: New Samsung drives officially posted. One is a 2.2 bel idle.
Replies: 89
Views: 46174

The 250Gig SATA is showing up on Komplett.se
http://www.komplett.se/k/ki.asp?sku=307913&cks=PRL

Not in stock yet but hopefully that won't take too long, then i guess another 2 weeks before it hits the UK?
by dis
Mon Mar 21, 2005 12:34 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: New Samsung drives officially posted. One is a 2.2 bel idle.
Replies: 89
Views: 46174

Hopefully the SATA drive won't be far behind, i'm in need of a new HDD and these look like they'll fit the bill nicely.
by dis
Tue Jan 25, 2005 2:52 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Analogue t-balancer available in the UK!
Replies: 7
Views: 2073

Yeah, i spoted this the other day but (and i may well be wrong), isn't that jsut eh same balancer but with the *analogue* sensor hub included? ie it still uses PWM.
by dis
Wed Dec 22, 2004 12:11 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone LC10 & LC11 Home Theater PC cases review wan
Replies: 2
Views: 2449

I've got one an LC11 now and until i can get a mini-review done i thought i'd post some comments here. Now i can't speak for everyone with an interest in buying a HTPC case but i'll assume i'm not the only one who vitually wanted 'the moon on a stick' ie lots of PCI slots, adequate cooling potential...
by dis
Wed Dec 22, 2004 10:51 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Yeong Yang cube tips
Replies: 12
Views: 4793

Hmmm, yeah its been a while sitting on the drawing board. The main problem is fabricating all the bits for the ducting. Initially i'd wanted to keep it in as few pieces as possible but that proved difficult without the proper tools and at the end of the day i want it to look good, for the few times ...
by dis
Wed Dec 08, 2004 2:44 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Finally a socket 939 Micro-ATX board is coming!
Replies: 12
Views: 3635

http://www.wiredzone.com/xq/asp/ic.30359283/qx/itemdesc.htm Yeah, i should probably have mentioned that it needs to raise above 2 PCI slots as well. As for the heatsink issue, i don't think it would be too big a problem. More of an issue is the lack of headroom, something like 7cm above the socket ...
by dis
Tue Dec 07, 2004 1:05 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Finally a socket 939 Micro-ATX board is coming!
Replies: 12
Views: 3635

As a side note, has anyone seen a PCI express riser card anywhere? I'm thinking that a 939 mATX board would go very well in this case
http://www.silverstonetek.com/products-lc11.htm
but it comes with risers, for AGP.

EDIT: Bit of an update Silverstone have no plans for a PCI-E riser :-(
by dis
Thu Sep 09, 2004 2:03 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: In-the-line thermal sensor?
Replies: 10
Views: 4714

It shouldn't if your using distilled and de-ionised water. But IIRC over time the presence of the metal and charge will probably ionise the water anyway. They're cheap, get one with a coating on it.
by dis
Sun Aug 29, 2004 11:34 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Yeong Yang cube tips
Replies: 12
Views: 4793

Yep, no problem with offering up other options and the ProCooling articles were a good read. At the moment i'm waiting on some aluminium sheeting to arrive before i can build the ducts, the bad news is that some rough testing shows that the sound insulation probably won't make much difference. It se...
by dis
Sun Aug 29, 2004 7:46 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: The new Arctic Silencers and AIW's info
Replies: 4
Views: 1909

Well 2 hours of cutting and butchering the Silencer 3 got me one that fits my 9800 SE AIW. Not only do you have to work around the TV unit, theres a chip between each pair of ram blocks, a row of capacitors beside the tuner gets in the way, as does a heatsink on a small chip next to them. Big pain i...
by dis
Sat Aug 28, 2004 3:04 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Yeong Yang cube tips
Replies: 12
Views: 4793

Well the ducting has turned into a nightmare, but its getting there. While its always 120m deep the width / height drops to only 60mm at some points. So yeah, reduced airflow is a factor, especially when the sound insulation mat is taken into account. For anyone thats interested i'm covering up the ...
by dis
Fri Aug 27, 2004 9:24 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: The new Arctic Silencers and AIW's info
Replies: 4
Views: 1909

I haven't seen any talk of new AIW cards. I'm not sure if they're moving in a different direction with them now, since they're starting to do proper HDTV support with PCI express. Not sure, we can't get HDTV in the UK so i haven't been paying too much attention. As for the AIW / Silencer issue.... i...
by dis
Fri Aug 27, 2004 1:53 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Artic Silencer Buzz
Replies: 2
Views: 1229

The fan used in the silencers is one of the least durable i've seen, as new it should be quite quiet but given a month or 2 it'll get louder. Its now the loudest component in my system by far (excpet the air rush through my radiator). Plus, i can't leave it on low anymore, if i do it fails to spin u...
by dis
Fri Aug 27, 2004 12:02 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: The new Arctic Silencers and AIW's info
Replies: 4
Views: 1909

The new Arctic Silencers and AIW's info

Just some FYI, i spoted an Arctic Silencer 3 the other day while ordering stuff and got 1. Unfortunately theres no way it'll fit a 9800 SE AIW nicely, its intended for 256MB 9800 Pros and the XT so its not really surprising but the Silencer 1 & 2 weren't in stock or listed. In any case the fan seems...
by dis
Thu Aug 26, 2004 11:52 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Yeong Yang cube tips
Replies: 12
Views: 4793

heh, i was kind of expecting that. Beofre posting i looked at pretty much every thread about the yy cube and in nearly every one you pop up singing the praises of that other case ;-) Anyway, the main reason i went that way was the price, i saved about £30 / $50. Everything is self contained in the ...
by dis
Thu Aug 26, 2004 3:59 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Yeong Yang cube tips
Replies: 12
Views: 4793

woah! kudos for the huge post ;-) I like the whole in the bottom of the case idea, its something i hadn't even thought about but it makes perfect sense. The castors do come with the case and it saves hacking holes in the front, which i believe is already ventilated (i'l be blocking that up). The rea...
by dis
Wed Aug 25, 2004 3:52 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Yeong Yang cube tips
Replies: 12
Views: 4793

Yeong Yang cube tips

I stumbled across a cheap-ish YY cube (0221B) this week and being less than satisifed with my antec 3700 BQE i've grabed one (its quiet, just not silent). The antec is moded with a nice Thermochill 120.1 on the front fan behind a Papst 4412FGL & a couple inches of ducting, the problems is that it st...