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by MonsterMac
Wed Oct 08, 2008 1:29 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: News on Windows Home Server
Replies: 94
Views: 128794

looking forward to this!!
by MonsterMac
Sun Oct 15, 2006 9:10 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Success - Thanks to SPCR!
Replies: 4
Views: 3592

looking good - glad you're happy.
by MonsterMac
Sun Feb 12, 2006 11:28 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Antec rear case fan causing problems.
Replies: 17
Views: 5144

is the top vent/120mm fan spot blocked/fan located there? in my p180, I first had that area blocked, thinking noise would escape from it, when exactly the opposite happened (it was much louder blocked, with the noise coming from the back of the computer). I unblocked it, and it's fine, and also keep...
by MonsterMac
Fri Jan 27, 2006 4:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1618580

In Flames - Dead End
by MonsterMac
Fri Jan 27, 2006 4:10 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180, front door and cold
Replies: 4
Views: 1903

a very common issue, some creative ways to fix it have been attempted but as far as I know, depending on how cold it gets it still 'warps'.
by MonsterMac
Wed Jan 25, 2006 8:15 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Gigabyte 6600GT Silent Pipe II
Replies: 31
Views: 11660

so are the Gigabyte Silentpipe II cards OK now? I remember reading some threads a few months back about how they were unstable and people were getting freezes with them, etc. but it looks like they've changed the cooler since those posts?
by MonsterMac
Wed Oct 19, 2005 10:32 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Is the MSI K8N NEO FSR a good mobo choice for a silent pc?
Replies: 3
Views: 1726

This is a little bit late for a response... but the link is dead for me, just so you know.
by MonsterMac
Sat Sep 03, 2005 7:59 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: desktop won't recoginize Smasung MP0402h laptop hd
Replies: 6
Views: 2200

are you sure you have the adapter connected to the hdd right? if it's connected wrong it can kill the drive.
by MonsterMac
Thu Jul 07, 2005 11:33 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: budget cooling for 3000+ Venice Core
Replies: 5
Views: 1915

That's exactly what I'm looking for, thanks for mentioning that. Hopefully with all the corners we(him)'re cutting, I can convince him to drop the money on a P180.
by MonsterMac
Thu Jul 07, 2005 10:47 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: budget cooling for 3000+ Venice Core
Replies: 5
Views: 1915

budget cooling for 3000+ Venice Core

Hey guys, My friend's building a 'low' level gaming pc, and we are doing as much as we can to get the noise down as well. For cooling for his A64 3000+ Venice core, I'm having a tough time deciding between the Freezer A64 (29 bucks) versus the XP-120 (48 bucks). I have the XP-120 myself and know tha...
by MonsterMac
Sat Jul 02, 2005 10:38 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My New Antec P180! With Excellent Cable Management
Replies: 103
Views: 75391

if you could take and post some pictures that showed us where you routed cables (like behind mobo tray) and the other places you talked about i'd appreciate it.
by MonsterMac
Sat Jul 02, 2005 10:15 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My New Antec P180! With Excellent Cable Management
Replies: 103
Views: 75391

so you are saying that they are false advertising then? :roll: :lol: yes I am. coolermaster is one of many companies (vantec is another example, with their 'stealth' fan at 18db) who say their products are 'quiet' and 'below the threshold of human hearing' etc. So who makes true silent fans? I'm as...
by MonsterMac
Sat Jul 02, 2005 10:06 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My New Antec P180! With Excellent Cable Management
Replies: 103
Views: 75391

so you are saying that they are false advertising then? :roll: :lol: yes I am. coolermaster is one of many companies (vantec is another example, with their 'stealth' fan at 18db) who say their products are 'quiet' and 'below the threshold of human hearing' etc. when they are not even close to that ...
by MonsterMac
Sat Jul 02, 2005 9:59 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My New Antec P180! With Excellent Cable Management
Replies: 103
Views: 75391

LOL.. you guys here @ this forum must be super obessed with quietness because I dont think the 4 120mm fans (including power supply) I have running are loud at all. Only thing disturbing me is the 6800U. Once I replace that "leaf blower" then I will be happy. The chipset it only loud if you have yo...
by MonsterMac
Sat Jul 02, 2005 9:24 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My New Antec P180! With Excellent Cable Management
Replies: 103
Views: 75391

where did all your cables go? nice work way too many fans and leds for me though.. :? the 'nice and quiet' feeling won't last long, so enjoy it while you can :) once you replace the leaf blower you're gonna have to get rid of the tiny chipset fan you know.. LOL.. you guys here @ this forum must be ...
by MonsterMac
Fri Jul 01, 2005 8:40 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can't decide which one...for X800 XT AIW
Replies: 20
Views: 5721

go with the NV silencer 5. any and all 'clicking' problems have been fixed in revision two, and other than that, at 5V it is not loud whatsoever.
by MonsterMac
Fri Jul 01, 2005 8:30 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quietest fans @ NewEgg?
Replies: 3
Views: 1577

You should buy the 120mm yate loon fans for cheap at wholesale sites, that's the bets way to go. Plus, newegg charges like 4 bucks shipping for each fan you buy, they dont combine shipping prices. So, don't bother buying fans from newegg, you'll lose money plus they dont have any quet fans there.
by MonsterMac
Fri Jun 17, 2005 9:24 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P180. Quality and design issues?
Replies: 24
Views: 7987

Not the best entrance, but WELCOME TO SPCR Phantron!! I received my P180 today, and the only complaint I have of it thus far after inspecting it is that there is some sort of glue residue at points along my side panels that I needed to rub off with a cloth and solvent (similar to the residue you mig...
by MonsterMac
Mon Jun 13, 2005 9:01 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Building an AMD64 Overclocking Machine
Replies: 12
Views: 3039

I'd go with the XP-120 and get whatever 120mm fan will suit your needs best (Nexus 120mm should work fine at 1000rpm's, even with overclocking). For a fan controller, I'm not sure, I just use the Zalman fan mates myself on two of my fans, and i plug the rest into my DFI Lan Party NF3 250gB which I c...
by MonsterMac
Mon Jun 13, 2005 8:39 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Building Parents a New Computer; In Need of Recommendations
Replies: 18
Views: 4438

http://store.yahoo.com/directron/epia5000.html Just ordered the VIA EPIA-5000 from www.directron.com It seems to me that 500mhz should be MORE than enough for their needs (web surfing, email, word processing, instant messaging, and the occasional use of tax cut 2003). Does anyone have a recommendat...
by MonsterMac
Mon Jun 13, 2005 5:11 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Building Parents a New Computer; In Need of Recommendations
Replies: 18
Views: 4438

I've decided to go Mini-ITX, mainly because I'd like to stick with windows. I think I will go with the VIA 600mhz cpu/mobo combination (not sure of exact product name) mainly because it's passively cooled, and that's as much processor speed as they would need. I'd stick a 512 stick of something good...
by MonsterMac
Sun Jun 12, 2005 9:08 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Building Parents a New Computer; In Need of Recommendations
Replies: 18
Views: 4438

Re: Definitely a C3...

Something like a VIA EPIA M10000 would be a good choice. Use the onboard video, sound, network, etc. All you would need is a case, a slimline DVD and a 2.5" HDD and they'd be set. Only one moving part (CPU fan), and some cases get away from that with heatpipes. I've found with parents, that the few...
by MonsterMac
Sun Jun 12, 2005 7:21 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Building Parents a New Computer; In Need of Recommendations
Replies: 18
Views: 4438

Building Parents a New Computer; In Need of Recommendations

Hey guys, Recently my parents have been having some computer issues with the one I threw together for them a while ago, and I decided it would be best for me to just junk their old one (sell it in parts) and build them a new one from scratch. This computer would NOT need to be fast by any means, bec...
by MonsterMac
Sun Jun 12, 2005 2:32 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: I need some feeback from you guys
Replies: 13
Views: 3444

your temps are perfectly fine. you really dont need to worry about them until things become unstable, which is an indication that you have cooling issues. personally, with a socket A processor, i'm fine with any temps below 70C (as long as it's stable).
by MonsterMac
Sat Jun 11, 2005 2:16 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P180 - First Impressions (with update)
Replies: 84
Views: 41267

does anyone know where they sell 4pin and 24pin ATX extenders for the PSU's. it seems like alot of us are going to have trouble reaching from our PSU.
by MonsterMac
Fri Jun 10, 2005 5:48 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P180 Now Shipping
Replies: 13
Views: 4680

My P180 shipped from Sunnyville, CA this afternoon, so I guess if you're looking for a P180 right now order one from central computing.
by MonsterMac
Thu Jun 09, 2005 8:51 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P180 Now Shipping
Replies: 13
Views: 4680

I just put my order in for the (silver?) P180 at www.centralcomputer.com

I'm currently writing them an email to confirm that it is indeed in stock, or else I will most likely end up canceling my order depending on the wait time. The P180 was $139.95 with about $27 for shipping.
by MonsterMac
Sun May 29, 2005 12:34 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Advice sought for NAS case
Replies: 4
Views: 1836

Antec P180 :D
by MonsterMac
Sat May 07, 2005 9:58 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 74GB Raptors? Whine Gone?
Replies: 16
Views: 5484

74GB Raptors? Whine Gone?

It has been a while, but from what I've read by searching, are the 73gb WD raptors (WD740GD) safe to get for a silent pc? My main concern is with the whining, has it been fixed? The seeks are something I have learned to deal with, and if those get too great I can suspend them with ease. Any input wo...
by MonsterMac
Wed Mar 30, 2005 10:15 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need advise on extremely quiet solutions
Replies: 9
Views: 2354

could you post the newegg link for the VIA mobo/cpu combo please? Thanks in advance.