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by awx
Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:09 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Are there any alternatives to the Antec NSK3480?
Replies: 33
Views: 9079

Re: Are there any alternatives to the Antec NSK3480?

I will also include the suggestions you made above to product development. Regards, Antec How about an all black front? I'd also like a version of this case designed for use a Mini-ITX NAS server. Get rid of all 5.25 bays and have the side-mounted 3.5 bays take of the entire front. I would mind rem...
by awx
Sat Jan 02, 2010 12:21 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus UL80Vt: A CULV Laptop with Hybrid Graphics
Replies: 11
Views: 5323

I got a IBM ThinkPad X200s with the 1.8 ghz CULV chip. Added an SSD to it and now it's silent unless the CPU gets stressed. These CULV laptops are really the way to go if you want silence.
by awx
Sun Jun 21, 2009 3:53 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Help with DIY external storage needed
Replies: 17
Views: 3103

I own one of the Sans Digital TR8U 8-bay JBOD USB enclosures. It can be made to be quiet after you replace the 120 mm fan. Weirdly the 80 mm fan in the PSU is already nearly silent. And 5400 rpm drives are a must. SMART data doesn't pass through to the host.
by awx
Tue May 19, 2009 6:37 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: PS3 silencing?
Replies: 13
Views: 6669

No, I think it was with the Fall 2008 models where the significant noise reductions came in. Those were the 2nd generation 40gb. The 1st generation 40gb had much less heat but still made too much noise because the fan was primarily cooling the more efficient chip. This link has the model details: ht...
by awx
Sat May 16, 2009 12:07 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: PS3 silencing?
Replies: 13
Views: 6669

The 40/80gb systems made after fall 2008 produce a LOT less heat and noise than the 60s. The difference is like comparing a Pentium 4 3.0+ ghz system to a modest Core2 Duo. If you're the kind of person to visit this site, you probably won't be happy with a 60gb after you've seen one of the newer one...
by awx
Mon Dec 24, 2007 3:05 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Non-gaming Antec 3480 build, video encoding box
Replies: 23
Views: 7021

That should work then. I think mine is fairly close.
by awx
Mon Dec 24, 2007 1:14 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Non-gaming Antec 3480 build, video encoding box
Replies: 23
Views: 7021

Mine is the ASUS P5E VM HDMI
by awx
Sun Dec 23, 2007 2:46 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Non-gaming Antec 3480 build, video encoding box
Replies: 23
Views: 7021

Yeah, the Ninja fits in easily. The only possible problem is that the chipset heatsink on my board is tall so it would be impossible to fit the fan onto the Ninja. But that is an issue with the board, not the case.

Sorry, I don't have any pics.
by awx
Sun Dec 16, 2007 3:15 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Non-gaming Antec 3480 build, video encoding box
Replies: 23
Views: 7021

Yeah, the TriCool has a 3 position switch and a molex power connector. I'm going to swap it out for something that runs slower and that can be controlled by the motherboard. So far I'm very pleased with the case. I'm using the 1.8 ghz E2160 at stock speed with the Ninja with no CPU fan. The only fan...
by awx
Fri Dec 14, 2007 11:48 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus P5E-VM HDMI: A microATX C2D board for gamers?
Replies: 74
Views: 59926

I've gotten mine up and running. However I'm afraid to report that the G35 Windows drivers will not work at 1080p on my Westinghouse 37w3. If fact it can't go above 1280x1024. And there is always a big purple line down the left side of the screen and some random colors in the pillarboxes.
by awx
Fri Dec 14, 2007 1:11 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec NSK-3480: 80-Plus Case
Replies: 65
Views: 39034

NewEgg just sent me a 3480 and I was kind of shocked to see the power supply was already flipped from the factory.
by awx
Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:59 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Non-gaming Antec 3480 build, video encoding box
Replies: 23
Views: 7021

What I definitely plan on doing is flipping the power supply from the standard orientation so that the wires are closer to the pass through on top. My case just arrived (everything else is due tomorrow) but I immediately noticed that the PSU is already flipped straight from the factory. I am going ...
by awx
Tue Dec 11, 2007 9:42 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Non-gaming Antec 3480 build, video encoding box
Replies: 23
Views: 7021

Good info. I just wish the front of that case was black.
by awx
Tue Dec 11, 2007 3:59 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus P5E-VM HDMI: A microATX C2D board for gamers?
Replies: 74
Views: 59926

ktriebol wrote:AWX, do you mind sharing where you ordered your board from?
Hey, NewEgg has it listed as "in stock". Mine hasn't been shipped yet but they have charged my card.
by awx
Tue Dec 11, 2007 1:32 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus P5E-VM HDMI: A microATX C2D board for gamers?
Replies: 74
Views: 59926

A very timely review. I just ordered one of these to go in an Antec 3480 with an Intel E2160 1.8 ghz CPU. I really hope this board is stable.
by awx
Tue Dec 11, 2007 1:31 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Non-gaming Antec 3480 build, video encoding box
Replies: 23
Views: 7021

OK, I just ordered this system but replaced the motherboard with the Asus P5E-VM HDMI and went with an Intel 1.8 ghz E2160. I hope my NEC 3520 DVD fits in this case.
by awx
Sat Dec 08, 2007 5:34 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Non-gaming Antec 3480 build, video encoding box
Replies: 23
Views: 7021

firefox90, I'm looking forward to reading about your experiences. That Gigabyte GA-G33M-DS2R does look nice. It doesn't have DVI/HDMI but at this point I would be satisfied getting a passively cooled ASUS Radeon HD 2400 Pro to go with it. However, a similar board from Gigabyte got bad marks for bein...
by awx
Fri Dec 07, 2007 3:04 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Non-gaming Antec 3480 build, video encoding box
Replies: 23
Views: 7021

Cool, I always forget to check out ZZF.

What kind of motherboard are you going to use? Do you have any reservations about cooling or noise for your or my setups?
by awx
Thu Dec 06, 2007 6:13 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Non-gaming Antec 3480 build, video encoding box
Replies: 23
Views: 7021

Also, the Asus P5E-VM HDMI motherboards look very tempting, even at $150. But they've just started shipping so there's no idea how stable they are.
by awx
Wed Dec 05, 2007 10:56 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Non-gaming Antec 3480 build, video encoding box
Replies: 23
Views: 7021

Non-gaming Antec 3480 build, video encoding box

I'm looking to replace my Dell 400sc 2.8 P4 + HIS ATI X800 Pro system with a cooler running and quieter build. The old 400sc was used for gaming, video encoding and net surfing but the new one will not need to be gaming at all. Here's my shopping cart so far: Antec NSK3480 micro atx, $90 G.SKILL 2x1...
by awx
Thu Jul 29, 2004 6:24 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HIS IceQ II X800 XT and PRO reviews
Replies: 15
Views: 4740

My HIS X800 Pro arrived yesterday. So far it's been great.

At idle, I can't hear it above the CPU fan so it didn't add any noise above the case fan of my Dell 400sc that I can tell.
by awx
Wed Jul 21, 2004 3:33 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HIS IceQ II X800 XT and PRO reviews
Replies: 15
Views: 4740

Ah, OK. When you said you were buying one for $500 I was quite surprised. Too bad NewEgg won't ship outside the US.
by awx
Tue Jul 20, 2004 2:50 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HIS IceQ II X800 XT and PRO reviews
Replies: 15
Views: 4740

nifti, that isn't an Excalibur with IceQ II cooler. That's just a normal XT from ATI. Even then, it isn't in stock and it probably won't be for several weeks.

Off topic, Switzerland suffers from a lack of competition. Prices are much higher than Sweden.
by awx
Tue Jul 20, 2004 2:01 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HIS IceQ II X800 XT and PRO reviews
Replies: 15
Views: 4740

Yeah, the VAT is tough but you are lucky to live in Sweden. I would rather pay the VAT than live in the US and get cheap computer parts. :) I lived in Switzerland for a while and they are more expensive than Sweden and have a lot less selection. I've looked through the PCconnection.com catalog and c...
by awx
Tue Jul 20, 2004 12:16 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HIS IceQ II X800 XT and PRO reviews
Replies: 15
Views: 4740

nifti wrote:I'm getting my x800XT shipped to me in Sweden from the US for $501 shipping included!
nifti, where in the US did you get yours?
by awx
Thu Jul 08, 2004 7:32 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Best options for half-height video?
Replies: 9
Views: 3282

I have a Dell Optiplex GX260 SFF machine with the PowerColor 9600se being used as a HTPC. It works fine for me. I really like that card for a low profile case.