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by Kwiet
Thu Oct 06, 2005 11:46 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec NeoHE "High-Efficiency"
Replies: 606
Views: 409033

I looked at the specs of the Neo HE 500 with the three 17A 12V rails. Antec bracketed the three rails and put a rating of 456 watts across all the rails. That calculates to 38 amps instead of 51 so it must be the max draw per rail. Still, 38 amps of 12V should feed my computer and I might be able to...
by Kwiet
Wed Oct 05, 2005 8:23 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec NeoHE "High-Efficiency"
Replies: 606
Views: 409033

Sold! A Neo HE 500 with three 17A 12V rails sounds a bit like overkill but dual-cores, 4 hard drives, video cards, TV tuner cards, fans and whatever else I can think of will be easily fed. Tried to get a Seasonic 430W refurb but they were sold out. Maybe this was an omen so I look forward to SPCR's ...
by Kwiet
Sun Oct 02, 2005 8:37 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Gateway Celeron 366 MHz power supply? SFX?
Replies: 4
Views: 1418

Frosted, Thanks for the tip, I'll check to motherboard connector to see if it is AT. Newegg sells a 230W AT power supply for $25 and it uses a 9A 12V rail so it would work with some modifications. I could mount the power supply in the front of the case with the fan blowing out the front. Strap a 60m...
by Kwiet
Sun Oct 02, 2005 3:49 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Gateway Celeron 366 MHz power supply? SFX?
Replies: 4
Views: 1418

Krazy, Yes it would, but it is a basic computer for her daughter to play around on. Maybe a cheapo something to throw together. I am not sure about her XP install though... this could get expensive quickly for the OS, memory, CPU, power supply and case. Maybe I can force a $25 Fortron 180W SFX if I ...
by Kwiet
Sat Oct 01, 2005 11:29 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Gateway Celeron 366 MHz power supply? SFX?
Replies: 4
Views: 1418

Gateway Celeron 366 MHz power supply? SFX?

Was troubleshooting a friends computer (Gateway Celeron 366 -- no kidding) Very odd little microATX box with the large, passive Slot 1 heat sink and a power supply sitting in front of it. Appears to be something from 1998 or 1999 vintage and it was "upgraded" and refused to boot past WinXP into the ...
by Kwiet
Sun Sep 25, 2005 12:32 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Another rubbish review from T*ms
Replies: 16
Views: 7839

It sounds to me that Andy does no research before buying computer parts. His main problem with the case was the 12V connector to the motherboard... that is a power supply problem and his main hangup. The best thing Andy could do is read SPCR reviews on the case and maybe read THG about dual-core A64...
by Kwiet
Thu Sep 15, 2005 7:12 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Are the Vantec Stealth fans any good?
Replies: 12
Views: 3384

I have two Vantec Stealths, The 80mm version runs at 12 volts on my sons computer and you can hear it but it does not bother them. My second one is a 60mm Stealth that operates off the cool and quiet fan connector on my motherboard. Since it blows out at 1,033 RPM... it is quiet enough for me. My co...
by Kwiet
Thu Sep 15, 2005 6:56 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung predicts death of hard drive
Replies: 23
Views: 7492

I can see 64GB memory drives coming into vogue in 2008. Put the operating system on the 64GB drive, normal programs and such and use those 1TB per platter parallel recording type hard drives holding all the date (movies, music, pictures, videos etc.) For use silence freaks, the memory drive can be t...
by Kwiet
Mon Sep 12, 2005 8:10 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New PSU for HTPC-can't have bottom mounted 120mm fans
Replies: 5
Views: 1678

Mike, True, it really does not matter and I have the 20 to 24 pin connector and all the SATA power converters. The 80% efficiency of the S12 can be blinding, it is only a percent or two difference. The problem with the bottom breather is it will add heat to the box and the 460W will take it away. Th...
by Kwiet
Sun Sep 11, 2005 9:23 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New PSU for HTPC-can't have bottom mounted 120mm fans
Replies: 5
Views: 1678

:oops: Forgot to mention one thing, the 4th drive will be mounted on top of the power supply inside a Zalman heatpipe hard drive isolater/passive cooler. The bounces the 120mm fan PSUs off the chart if I mount them upside down. After reading some more about the Antec dual-fan models, I prefer the Se...
by Kwiet
Sun Sep 11, 2005 8:04 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: A fanless PSU for the P180
Replies: 27
Views: 7855

I think running hard drives and a fanless CPU in the bottom chamber without airflow would really cook the hard drives. A 7V Nexus fan and an Antec Phantom500 would be a good combo though. Even if the Nexus fan failed, the Phantom500 fan would kick in to let you know it is getting hot in the tunnel. ...
by Kwiet
Sun Sep 11, 2005 7:51 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New PSU for HTPC-can't have bottom mounted 120mm fans
Replies: 5
Views: 1678

New PSU for HTPC-can't have bottom mounted 120mm fans

I am a little stumped :? My HTPC uses a Cooler Master 610 case with full size ATX PSU and microATX motherboard. As of now, my Zalman 400W ATX power supply works fine but I am looking towards the future. The Zalman (A series) has a single 15A rail that has no problems handling a A64 3000+, X700 Pro, ...
by Kwiet
Sun Sep 04, 2005 2:30 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Long lasting PSU?
Replies: 10
Views: 2864

One thing to remember is the MTBF of fans is at 12 volts... if the power supply varies the voltage, the fan will last longer. My son's computer runs a 12V Sunon 92mm fan that has been running for 6 years without problems. Yes, it was transfered to a new box a few years back. The Antec TruPower 430W ...
by Kwiet
Sun Sep 04, 2005 2:22 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How many 12V Amps are really necessary?
Replies: 8
Views: 2048

Pzy, My HTPC runs a Socket 939 3000+ processor, overclocked X700 Pro 256MB card, two hard drives, three case fans and a gig of DDR on a Zalman 400W power supply with a single 15A 12V rail. My new motherboard is here so I can overclock the CPU although I don't plan on punching up the voltage. Since y...
by Kwiet
Sun Sep 04, 2005 1:59 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Dothan and Turion Compared and Explained
Replies: 45
Views: 19518

Interesting read about the Turion, I have a friend with a 754 motherboard that wants to upgrade next spring to a dual-core--with the dual core Turions plug right in with a BIOS update? Will the dual-core Turions be available in a Socket 939 configuration? My son's Athlon XP Mobile 2400 is a cool run...
by Kwiet
Sun May 15, 2005 5:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Audiophilia: hobby or disease? (CONTINUED)
Replies: 226
Views: 113762

Bob, You are correct, other components can add noise to the AC line your equipment is using. That was evident when using my Carver M1.5t amp as there was interference. Carver did recall my amp to add a giant capacitor to filter the AC line to eliminate the problem. Tripp-Lite Isobars have isolated f...
by Kwiet
Sun May 15, 2005 1:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Audiophilia: hobby or disease? (CONTINUED)
Replies: 226
Views: 113762

Bob, I have ventured out of the 80's when I did PA and automotive sound in the 90's. Now I play around with home theater and just built a home theater PC that I am presently typing on. I even have a hospital grade plug on my power conditioner so I should gain cool points right there. The great thing...
by Kwiet
Sun May 15, 2005 10:24 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Audiophilia: hobby or disease? (CONTINUED)
Replies: 226
Views: 113762

My father was a musician and audiophile... his sons (including me) understand the concepts behind it. He used a McIntosh tube amp (those giant black cage things from the 1950's) and built his own speakers (HUGE things!) He also wired in a 30A box to power the things in the basement. When those McInt...
by Kwiet
Fri May 13, 2005 10:22 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Gigabyte ATI XPress chipset M-ATX availability?
Replies: 5
Views: 4999

I can wait, my computer is being shipped overseas on Wednsday so I have a month or so to wait. This MSI board has a memory bus problem and fails under stress. Hopefully Gigabyte makes sure their board is rock stable before they release it... I don't need anymore aggravation.
by Kwiet
Fri May 13, 2005 10:14 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: RS480M2-IL freezing on startup problem?
Replies: 11
Views: 5785

Well, I put two sticks of Corsair XMS Platinum series DDR CAS2 memory in... the MSI board still fails with the single beep "DRAM memory refresh error" and locks up. That does it! This POS motherboard is heading to the dump! The only other MSI mobo I have ever had ended up in the dump also... good to...
by Kwiet
Wed May 11, 2005 2:14 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Is Artic Silencer-style ducting effective?
Replies: 8
Views: 3673

I have personal experience with this one. Used to run a Sapphire Toxic X700 Pro and it has the Artic Cooler on it stock. Well, it failed after a few weeks so I went with an Asus X700 Pro 256MB card with rather large heat sink and fan control. Nice and quiet but in my desktop MicroATX Cooler Master c...
by Kwiet
Tue May 10, 2005 2:10 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Coolest mid-pack performance CPU
Replies: 4
Views: 3718

Agree with above posters, my Winnie 3000+ Socket 939 A64 runs very cool. I use a Cooler Master ATC 620 microATX case and cut a 120mm hole above the CPU and put a 120mm fan grill in black to cover the hole. The heat sink I use is the Thermalright XP90 with a Panaflo L1BX 92mm fan sucking air off the ...
by Kwiet
Tue May 10, 2005 2:05 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: RS480M2-IL freezing on startup problem?
Replies: 11
Views: 5785

I am having the same problem with my board :evil: It hangs up with my Kingmax DDR 466 memory all the time. As well as not reading DVD burner, not burning DVDs as it will lock the entire system up. It will also beep once announcing a DRAM refresh failure according to MSI's website. Can ALL those prob...
by Kwiet
Tue May 10, 2005 1:59 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Gigabyte ATI XPress chipset M-ATX availability?
Replies: 5
Views: 4999

Gigabyte ATI XPress chipset M-ATX availability?

My MSI version is heading south and I need a new microATX mobo! The Gigabyte looks to be the best one out there, the HD audio and voltage/multiplier options are sorely needed. Anyone have any info on the Gigabyte GA-K8A480M-9 ??
by Kwiet
Fri May 06, 2005 6:38 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Lisinopril price
Replies: 2
Views: 1623

It all depends on what CPU you are running, case ventilation, how much noise you can stand etc. If you are running a P4 Prescott, I don't think a SilentX (or Nexus would be better) it would not cool well enough. Now, if you are running a Athlon64 3200+ Winchester or newer core, a Nexus would be fine...
by Kwiet
Mon Apr 25, 2005 5:16 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: can anyone OVERclock an AMD64 and keep it quiet n cool??
Replies: 24
Views: 12340

Tibors,
Nice overclock/undervolt but I have a question. You said it was system #3 and that would be the MSI board with an ATI XPress 200 chipset. How did you overclock/undervolt the CPU with that chipset? Is there "active" software out there that will do in Windows?
by Kwiet
Mon Apr 25, 2005 3:03 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Abit got mobos with heatpipes!
Replies: 88
Views: 43592

Come on Abit, I know you can "hit the pipe" on a ATI XPress 200 Northbridge/ULi Southbridge microATX mobo! Love that heat pipe! Wonder if I can get one to put on my mobo? Naaah, the Zalman monster works great. How long will it take for Thermaltake to steal the idea?
by Kwiet
Tue Apr 19, 2005 5:09 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: So... how important is a front fan in a case?
Replies: 14
Views: 5423

My case is setup with two intake fans at the front sides (two panaflo L1 80mm at 5 volts blowing air straight at the drives) My case is unable to be positive or negative pressure do to the 120mm port in the top of the desktop case. A 92mm fan sucks air off the XP90 and blows straight up out of the c...
by Kwiet
Sun Apr 17, 2005 9:54 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: SPCR likely to review the TT SonicTower and the BigTyphoon??
Replies: 62
Views: 20503

The Tt monster heat pipe coolers are very interesting. Waaaay too heavy for actual use if you ever move your computer but interesting. I won't pitch my XP90/PanafloL even if it does work better by a few degrees C, but a little competition is always a good thing.
by Kwiet
Sat Apr 16, 2005 7:16 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermaltake Typhoon 12cm fan heatpipe CPU Cooler
Replies: 27
Views: 8039

Read the review, very interesting although they had an oxymoron in there. One of the pros was listed as "light weight" followed by the weight listed at 813 grams! :shock: I would like to see a competition between the XP120 and the Typhoon just for fun. The XP120 will still win by weight but it would...