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by inertia8
Sun Aug 02, 2009 6:13 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Assistance on 600-700w PSU Choice
Replies: 7
Views: 2313

Installed on the weekend, spent an inordinate amount of time re-cabling the entire system, removed all IDE devices and replaced with SATA, I covered the entire bottom vent of the CM810 with tape to prevent the SG650 ingesting non-filtered air, it is now the beneficiary of the front lower 120mm's out...
by inertia8
Wed Jul 22, 2009 4:17 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Assistance on 600-700w PSU Choice
Replies: 7
Views: 2313

I bit the bullet and got a Signature 650w... it was available locally... I will install it on the weekend along with a few other "quietening initiatives".

I will post back here reporting whether the purchase was a mistake..
by inertia8
Tue Jul 21, 2009 6:05 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Assistance on 600-700w PSU Choice
Replies: 7
Views: 2313

I'll have a good look in the morning, it looks perilously like <1cm looking down at it.. I would have thought the 80mm pull through design would be more sensible. Will have a good look and make a decision in the morning. Can always take the psu back or use it in another pc. Was quite tempted by the ...
by inertia8
Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:39 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Assistance on 600-700w PSU Choice
Replies: 7
Views: 2313

Thanks for your input. I understand that I my current max draw will be around 200w, according to the zalman it's just under 200w AC idle and about 250w AC under load. I have gone through umpteen reviews on the corsair, the coolermaster and the antec 650w signature. There are a fair number of people ...
by inertia8
Sun Jul 19, 2009 8:45 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Looking for a new PSU - Again [ Quiet up to 400W ]
Replies: 34
Views: 7574

Hi, I'm in a similar boat to you, though I expect my noise requirements are less stringent than your own. Have you considered the M500/M600 from coolermaster or any other 140mm models? With respect to the whining, have you gone through the steps on Corsairs forum regarding changing your Windows powe...
by inertia8
Sun Jul 19, 2009 7:31 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Assistance on 600-700w PSU Choice
Replies: 7
Views: 2313

Assistance on 600-700w PSU Choice

Hi, I need some help in deciding upon which power supply to purchase. My current system: Coolermaster Stacker 810 2 x Exhaust 120mm Scythe SFLEX "F' 3 x Intake 120mm Scythe SFLEX "F" 850w Antec Truepower Quattro PSU (Noisy, rediculous overspec purchase...) Q6600 w/Thermalright BLACK 120 with Scythe ...
by inertia8
Mon Jan 24, 2005 10:43 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: The tale of the Phantom: How I got it for cheap
Replies: 16
Views: 4063

I am almost ready to purchase one of these. I can get them at almost 2/3's the price thru the pc store I work at...

I don't know if this one is a good psu or not to warrant the price tag... even at the discounted rate! :?
by inertia8
Wed Aug 11, 2004 6:32 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Slk3700 or "SX10x0" type, Scsi H.D + IDe H.D
Replies: 5
Views: 1869

Consider futher, taping up any un-used 5-1/4" drive slots and any other holes in the case to direct airflow over the HDD's...

I have a single Barracuva IV running @ 31deg cel, Case is @ 25deg cel.

I also taped up the bottom of the front bezel to stop airflow that doesn't pass through the filters.
by inertia8
Fri Jul 16, 2004 9:58 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: SLK3700BQE Front Intake Fan for HD's-Which one? Limitations?
Replies: 34
Views: 9742

Good to hear!

What have you used as tape, as I currently have mine duct taped... seemed easier as it is just a bit wider than the 5.25" slots are tall...
by inertia8
Wed Jul 14, 2004 6:39 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: SLK3700BQE Front Intake Fan for HD's-Which one? Limitations?
Replies: 34
Views: 9742

Also: Tape off... the unused 5.25" Drive bays with Duct Tape, the holes behind the Button/LED holder and any other hole that is not used by the bezel. Cut out the fan grills You may also want to add some baffling to direct the airflow through the drive cage only... though I have no idea of the effec...
by inertia8
Wed Jul 14, 2004 6:33 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Best quiet fans in Australia?
Replies: 29
Views: 8760

I think it's steep, but I cannot find who is the distributor of these fans so I can get wholesale on them... :(

I e-mailed evercool, but no response :?
by inertia8
Tue Jul 13, 2004 6:50 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Best quiet fans in Australia?
Replies: 29
Views: 8760

PC Case Gear do the evercool @ 29 AUD.

I have personally thought about getting an antec 120mm, which I could source for 10.82AUD exluding GST...
by inertia8
Mon Jul 12, 2004 6:41 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Tom's Hardware Guide "Fighting Fan Noise Pollution"
Replies: 9
Views: 3120

Hmm, so if I were to watch any scary movies... a sunbeam would soothe meh to sleep?
by inertia8
Sat Jul 10, 2004 8:20 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: how can i remove the 20 pin atx connector?
Replies: 8
Views: 2765

I'd suggest you don't incase you change configuration later. Simply find a space to tuck them away out of sight and airflow.

There is that SEXY new Antec PSU, the Phantom I think. Where you simply use the leads you want 8)
by inertia8
Fri Jul 09, 2004 4:22 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Just got 2 VGA Silencers Rev3 for some 9800 Pros
Replies: 1
Views: 1413

Just got 2 VGA Silencers Rev3 for some 9800 Pros

The part of the heatsink that contacts the gpu has a rough finish... should I lap it with fine metal-use sandpaper?

Can it cool a 9800Pro on the LOW setting?

Cheers :)
by inertia8
Thu Jul 08, 2004 4:47 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: BQE HDD LED showing network activity?
Replies: 10
Views: 3258

I'm about to change the stock LED's on my BQE to some other colours...

Thinking Blue, Acqua or White...


They need to be 12v yes?
by inertia8
Mon Jul 05, 2004 3:28 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Sonata, is there any better case for the money?
Replies: 28
Views: 13324

I got the BQE for $81 AUD w/o PSU (Already got TruePower 380w), Looks nice and fits my black and silver furniture... hehhe Luckily I can wait whilst I mod the BQE to have better airflow and some nicer LEDs (Green and Orange is not something I am gunna look at all day/night)... Another thing, the BQE...
by inertia8
Fri Jul 02, 2004 3:09 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Forget BMW, when are the NISSAN 350Z cases coming out?
Replies: 5
Views: 2207

Well... It will go ANYWHERE, just not WHERE they want it to :lol:
by inertia8
Thu Jul 01, 2004 1:19 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: A taste of what's to come....
Replies: 10
Views: 3472

Good points, the noise dampening never occured to me :P

Depends how old the carpet is I guess and the type ;)

I know that since we bought a Dyson vacuum cleaner there's less dust.
by inertia8
Thu Jul 01, 2004 7:04 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: A taste of what's to come....
Replies: 10
Views: 3472

Bottom vents = dust from carpet is going to clog up your case very quickly... (one of the reasons I bought the CPU shelf for this Ikea Jerker desk!)
by inertia8
Thu Jul 01, 2004 4:20 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Who is Evercool Australian Distributor?
Replies: 1
Views: 839

Who is Evercool Australian Distributor?

Hey guys,

After the distributor of Evercool Aluminium Fans?

I know PC Case Gear sells them, but I wanna find the actual distributor to get them at wholesale... Failing that I guess I can cop the 50%+ price difference :?

Cherio