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by dexton
Sun May 11, 2008 6:39 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Can a 420w run this system?
Replies: 2
Views: 1223

8800GTS 512MB overclocked = 9 Amps http://xbitlabs.com/articles/video/display/xfx-gf8800gts_4.html#sect0 E2160 @ 3.4GHz, overvolting? At stock voltage it takes 30W max, a E6850 (3GHz) takes 50W max so Im guessing around 80W. 7 Amps 6 harddrives 7200rpm = 6x8W = 48W (4 Amps) 7 fans = 7x0.15 = 1W ~ 0 ...
by dexton
Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:00 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How much will a 300w power supply run?
Replies: 284
Views: 609433

new system running on Seasonic "Super Tornado" bulk/OEM 300W (+12V = 18A): * Intel dualcore E2140 (1,6GHz) @ 2,56GHz (1,25V) passively cooled * Gigabyte 965P-DS3 mobo * Gigabyte 7900GS (a bit overclocked) with Zalman VF700-AlCu * Hitachi T7K250 250GB SATA * Hitachi T7K500 320GB SATA 16MB * 2x1GB PC6...
by dexton
Mon Aug 13, 2007 12:40 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: MSI 8600GTS silent with Ninja on GA-965P-S3
Replies: 8
Views: 2532

mexell wrote: Btw., I shouldn't get power supply problems with that config (NeoHE380 or was it a 430? don't know :oops: )
haha no way, it would work perfectly on a good 250W PSU :)
by dexton
Sat Aug 04, 2007 3:42 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How much will a 300w power supply run?
Replies: 284
Views: 609433

I have the following PSUs: * FSP 300W (18A on single +12V line) * Seasonic "Super Tornado" (OEM) 300W (18A on single +12V line) ------------------------------- running this system: * Sempron S754 3000+ 1,8GHz (1,40V) OCed to 2,4GHz (1,55V) * Radeon X850XT 256MB PCIe * Kingston 2x512MB PC3200 CL3 * H...
by dexton
Sat Aug 26, 2006 1:53 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: NSK4000 (NSK4400 w/o psu). UNDERVOLTING
Replies: 21
Views: 14594

yeah. i'll have a go at the front with a drill after i've made my hdd thingy so i know where the big hole should be. a nexus costs 2x though(for me anyway), i can't justify that for a small increase in performance. as long as its quiet at 7v, i'm cool (and i don't have to worry about soft mounting ...
by dexton
Fri Aug 25, 2006 2:12 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: NSK4000 (NSK4400 w/o psu). UNDERVOLTING
Replies: 21
Views: 14594

Re: NSK4000 (NSK4400 w/o psu). incomplete project. lots of p

-chunkier hs on the cpu -improve the placement of the cpu fan -more layers of that blue foam on the panels etc., plus some on the floor of the case. -new vent and fan for the gpu that will also act as an exhaust. -installing an exhaust fan, probably an arctic fan 12. should improve airflow. I tried...
by dexton
Sat Aug 19, 2006 7:56 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: X1900 GT vs 7900 GT
Replies: 7
Views: 3269

Mats wrote:The X1900GT consumes more power than 7900GT.
More heat, and if you'll end up in a situation where you have to swap PSU too, it can become expensive.
On the other hand, ATI cards seems better at balancing the load between +12V and 3.3V+ rails.
by dexton
Sat Aug 19, 2006 7:50 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Component clearance issue with the Ninja?
Replies: 2
Views: 1664

Re: Component clearance issue with the Ninja?

I have a northbridge Zalman Northbridge Cooler cooler and the dimensions are: 81(L) X 37(W) X 47(H)mm. http://www.zalman.co.kr/usa/product/view.asp?idx=200&code=014 The northbridge is very close to the CPU, and I think a Ninja would sit on top of at least part of the northbridge. This might be a pr...
by dexton
Sat Aug 19, 2006 7:45 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180- top or bottom harddrive cage? And where to put PSU fan
Replies: 11
Views: 4506

Re: P180- top or bottom harddrive cage? And where to put PSU

Should I use the top or bottom harddrive cage for my harddrive? I have the best experience with the lower cage, it seems sturdier to me. Also- the PSU cooler is unnecessary for me, since I have a great PSU that cools itself. So where do I put it? Or do I not use it at all? If you have a PSU with a ...
by dexton
Fri Aug 11, 2006 1:13 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Caviar SE-16 250GB vs Seagate Barracuda ES 250GB
Replies: 7
Views: 3377

Performance differences between different 7200rpm drives are so small as to be meaningless. Yes, you will get higher transfer rates from higher density drives but seek times will always be essentially the same as they are largely limited by rotation rate of the drive. In two drives of identical siz...
by dexton
Thu Aug 10, 2006 12:37 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Revoltec Graphic Freezer Pro, anyone tried?
Replies: 2
Views: 2474

Revoltec Graphic Freezer Pro, anyone tried?

I have seen this test:
http://www.caseumbau.de/index.php?page=test433/test433

and it doesnt seem like a match for the VF900 but I guess it should be quieter than the VF700 at 12V... still a little bit bulky though...
by dexton
Mon Jul 31, 2006 7:35 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Socket 754 + PCI-E? Or maybe AM2? Need advice.
Replies: 20
Views: 5034

At $300 for a X2 3800+ S754 sounded fine, but at $150 for a X2 3800+, S754 is dead to me. :?: I don't understand this statement? You'd buy S754 if the processors were twice the price? Mind you, I don't disagree with you that S754 is dead as a dodo, I just don't get what you're saying, maybe it's be...
by dexton
Sun Jul 30, 2006 6:27 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Socket 754 + PCI-E? Or maybe AM2? Need advice.
Replies: 20
Views: 5034

The HSFs included with the Semprons are quite ridiculous, this one for Sempron 3000+ S754 (sept '05): http://aegd.cjb.net/dexton/osorterat/boxed_Sempron3000+_S754.jpg If you have a motherboard with good temperature controlled fan speed then it can be decently quiet but since this fucker has ball-bea...
by dexton
Sun Jul 30, 2006 5:53 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: It's this temperature too high (Ninja in here)?
Replies: 2
Views: 1787

Re: It's this temperature too high (Ninja in here)?

Hi everybody. I own a rare oem version of an AMD 3500+ socket 939, the one with the HT at 1600. I bought a Ninja cooler, and to my surprise it idles at 40ºC (the ambient temperature is 27-29ºC). Under full load it goes all the way up to 60-62ºC. The cooler is firmly attached, so I don't think th...
by dexton
Sat Jul 29, 2006 10:41 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: how do u underclock/volt CPU
Replies: 3
Views: 1794

Re: how do u underclock/volt CPU

I have an AMD Athlon XP 3000+ 2.16GHz 333FSB and a Shuttle SK43G. What do I need to adjust to make this CPU run cooler? I used to have this software with my AthlonXP (which runs very hot despite no load) http://coolon.o-ya.net/files/cln210.exe later I discovered that my motherboard had an option in...
by dexton
Wed Jul 05, 2006 12:01 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Western Digital WD2500YD
Replies: 3
Views: 2877

I didn't say 3 platters would be a problem :roll: , but lower platter count for the same capacity is better for noise because there are less heads to move when seeking. Sorry, I didnt see your comment on the YD having 2 platters. Could also be a typo on Anandtech or WD's website lying with old spec...
by dexton
Tue Jul 04, 2006 10:11 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Western Digital 320gb WD3200JD SATA way too whiny
Replies: 55
Views: 33023

KS and JD is essentially the same thing, just different firmware and maybe pcb. yeah also 16MB of cache of course but since the SPCR reviews of WD5000KS and WD2500JD are so different in terms of noise type/amount (WD5000KS being waaaaay better) and the 250GB drive has 1 platter less, I dont trust t...
by dexton
Tue Jul 04, 2006 5:24 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Western Digital 320gb WD3200JD SATA way too whiny
Replies: 55
Views: 33023

ihategg_b and dexton If you searched carefully through the forum you'd discover 250GB models also have been reported to have the same whine, hell, spcr reviewed 250GB sample had it, which you would have known if you read the thread carefully. Reading skills become a lost art it would seem. As for t...
by dexton
Mon Jul 03, 2006 3:31 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Western Digital WD2500YD
Replies: 3
Views: 2877

well the SE16 500GB tested on SPCR is a FOUR platter driver and still on par with SP80(1 platter) so why would a WD2500KS 3-platter be a problem? I am myself looking at either WD2500KS or T7K250 but Im kind of curious about next-gen Hitachis (T7K500) waiting around the corner! http://www.hitachigst....
by dexton
Mon Jul 03, 2006 3:26 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Western Digital 320gb WD3200JD SATA way too whiny
Replies: 55
Views: 33023

Is it only the 320 gb that whines? Anyone else with other capacity WD drives have any comments? And also, does this apply to the 320GB SE16 WD3200KS? Maybe I should just go for another Hitachi T7K250, mine has been working perfect with inaudible seeks in my P180. http://aegd.cjb.net/dexton/osortera...
by dexton
Thu Jun 29, 2006 2:46 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Best low noise/airflow fan
Replies: 11
Views: 3527

Well lucky you. I generally don´t like fans, or any other products, wich are supposedly the best available but there´s lots of bad batches being sold for insanely high prices. I think i paid 27€ for one crappy 120mm papst. Same experience here. I have this 120mm Papst 1600rpm. Although not insa...
by dexton
Wed Jun 28, 2006 1:05 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180: Reverse rear fan for better cooling???
Replies: 16
Views: 5551

all the tricools that came with my case are set for low - medium is too noisy. I have considered getting another tricool or 18dB Papst or "9dB" Scythe for the front/upper HD chamber, to try and force more cool air into the case... My cpu cooler is the Thermalright XP-90c with a 92mm 23dB Papst push...
by dexton
Sat Apr 22, 2006 2:42 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fanless PCIe Graphics Cards from Asus and Aopen
Replies: 17
Views: 14363

Devonavar wrote:We did this in the review for the NSK2400. No problems were observed.
Yeah, read that review right after and spotted the Asus card. Sorry ;)
by dexton
Fri Apr 21, 2006 1:35 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fanless PCIe Graphics Cards from Asus and Aopen
Replies: 17
Views: 14363

These are essentially quite HTPC oriented boards right? It would have been interesting if the Asus one was mounted in a horizontally oriented case. Maybe the convection would have been less optimal from the cooler?


Johan
by dexton
Sun Feb 12, 2006 11:00 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Maxtor or Hitachi ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1941

Just got a T7K250... very quiet (more so than my 120GB 7200.7). A touch of whine at idle when listenning up close, but not from outside the case. Im running it in the lower P180 cage. Also MUCH quieter seeks than the 7200.7 but I guess Samsung has even quieter seeks and also just a tad quieter at id...
by dexton
Sun Feb 12, 2006 10:53 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate 7200.9 160 idle whine
Replies: 7
Views: 2683

I see a lot of you guys have rather powerful systems (X2 CPUs, SLI motherboards etc.) Why then use a slower than needed Samsung drive? Just got a T7K250 which is very very quiet(quieter than my 7200.7). I put it in the lower P180 cage and its inaudible from outside at idle, seeks are hardly audible(...
by dexton
Tue Feb 07, 2006 2:09 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: New Samsungs no longer quiet
Replies: 73
Views: 40134

I see some of you (quite a bunch actually) have the P180. Did anyone of you add any noise dampening material in yours? My noise issues are pretty much harddrive related so this is what Ive done so far: http://aegd.cjb.net/dexton/osorterat/Dsc00432_800.jpg Thats 20mm thick material. and together with...
by dexton
Sun Sep 18, 2005 7:35 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: ASUS A8N-E Chipset Fan Removal for Zalman NB47J
Replies: 11
Views: 5414

Thanks for the help guys. Here's a picture of it cleaned up as best I could with an old T-shirt, My thumbnail and some alcohol. http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b189/khughes314/nforce4clean.jpg Nifty logo, eh? I have put a NB47J on an nF4 chipset myself, it felt like I could easily hurt the core w...
by dexton
Sun Sep 18, 2005 7:25 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: ASUS A8N-E Chipset Fan Removal for Zalman NB47J
Replies: 11
Views: 5414

Atragon wrote:Interesting, I didn't know any NF4 motherboards used shims on the chipset...
yes, Ive seen Abit use a shim on their AN8 Ultra (the one with heatpipe cooled chipset)
by dexton
Sun Jul 31, 2005 1:30 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: P180 Athlon 64 X2 System... PSU/Mobo/Optical advice?
Replies: 20
Views: 6153

teknerd is right about the Asus Premium mobo, but for the video card, you should get an X800XL, cheaper and performs alongside the 6800GT. The Abit AN8-SLI is a lot cheaper than the Asus Premium board though and the Asus board doesnt seem to feature the nice 6-way fan speed controller found on the ...