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by Shriek
Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Disposition of old parts
Replies: 4
Views: 8138

Re: Disposition of old parts

Yeah, I guess my perspective's been skewed by the fact that I had few complaints about using these bits a few weeks ago. I tend to forget that the question isn't "Are these parts still useful to someone?", it's "What's the minimum cost to replace it?". I think I'll take your advice about the parts t...
by Shriek
Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Disposition of old parts
Replies: 4
Views: 8138

Disposition of old parts

Having finally come to the realization that I don't actually benefit from having a closet full of obsolete PC parts, I'm wondering what most folks do with old & used, but still good, parts. When I built my previous PC 8 years ago, I went ITX form factor, expecting that it'd be replaced in a few year...
by Shriek
Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Mugen Max on 1151
Replies: 7
Views: 3878

Re: Scythe Mugen Max on 1151

I appreciate the offer, but I think I'm set. It seems pretty secure as is, with about 1/16" of thread left on the screws. There's enough tension on the screws that I can't imagine that fan would provide enough vibration to walk them loose. Seeing the top plate of the cooler so close to the side pane...
by Shriek
Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Mugen Max on 1151
Replies: 7
Views: 3878

Re: Scythe Mugen Max on 1151

THANK YOU! That's exactly the info I needed! I definitely have the old screws, and based on the image, they added ~1/16" to the body of the screw. That should let me visually gauge when the screws are appropriately tightened, or even figure out a spacer if necessary. Knowing what the actual issue w...
by Shriek
Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Mugen Max on 1151
Replies: 7
Views: 3878

Re: Scythe Mugen Max on 1151

Thanks--My screws all appear to be the same as in the review. I guess I'll go ahead with the install and just be careful not to over-tighten anything and to watch for slop. I'm sure I could fabricate something to use as spacers if necessary, but I have no clue what thickness would be appropriate to ...
by Shriek
Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:46 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Mugen Max on 1151
Replies: 7
Views: 3878

Scythe Mugen Max on 1151

I'm finding conflicting information about the compatibility between 1150 and 1151--can anyone clear this up for me? I bought a Mugen Max (serious overkill, but price was good) for my long-overdue new build. Some sites list 1151 for it, and some don't, and I've seen several mentions that 1150 and 115...
by Shriek
Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:35 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice on CPU and HSF for 9300 ITX based build
Replies: 4
Views: 1710

FYI, the Alpine 11 Pro doesn't fit on this MB unless your RAM is much shorter than usual.
by Shriek
Sun Nov 08, 2009 8:31 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice on CPU and HSF for 9300 ITX based build
Replies: 4
Views: 1710

I had initially dismissed getting a PicoPSU just because I have a hard time justifying getting a brand new PSU with the case and not using it, but as the PSU fan in my current rig is dying, I may just use it there. If I do go with a PicoPSU, I'm not sure what I'd do for a HSF. A Minja would be great...
by Shriek
Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:00 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice on CPU and HSF for 9300 ITX based build
Replies: 4
Views: 1710

Advice on CPU and HSF for 9300 ITX based build

Looks like I may finally be able to build a new PC soon. This time around I'm looking at an ITX build--I like my old Antec 3700 rig, but it's big, it's heavy, and those qualities aren't conducive to being retired to a living room PC. Here's what I'm thinking so far: Zotac GF9300-G-E Silverstone Sugo...
by Shriek
Wed May 06, 2009 6:05 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Silencing an iPod?
Replies: 5
Views: 4691

Silencing an iPod?

I know I've seen some mention of silencing non-pc items, and I've seen silencing of microswitches in mice, so I wanted to throw this out there--has anyone seen / tried anything on sliencing the clickwheel of an iPod?
by Shriek
Fri Aug 12, 2005 9:21 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Sunbeam SP-BA
Replies: 0
Views: 877

Sunbeam SP-BA

As I've recently begun to desire front-panel audio connectors for my machine, I've started looking around at various control panels, trying to find one with enough utility to justify the price (which I've typically found to be excessive on these devices). I'm hoping I've found one with the Sunbeam S...
by Shriek
Thu Jun 09, 2005 10:54 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asus A8V Deluxe minimum voltage?
Replies: 3
Views: 2044

IIRC, I had to resort to using jumpers :shock:
by Shriek
Thu Jun 02, 2005 1:22 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Yet another SPCR poster-child
Replies: 17
Views: 11856

Is that Winchester undervolted and still running a stock speed? Yup, and still no problems. 1.05V is as low as I could get it to remain stable, and I didn't see much point in dropping the speed to try to get it lower. I've actually considered bumping it up to 2GHz and seeing just how far I'd have t...
by Shriek
Thu May 19, 2005 7:56 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Ducts VS heatsink fans
Replies: 6
Views: 2093

I know that ducting can work very well, in the right situation (see sig). It's going to depend on your heatsink, your case, and the airflow therein. The easiest way to duct a heatsink is usually to pull air up through the sink--and many don't seem to cool as well in this configuration. The Thermalri...
by Shriek
Thu May 12, 2005 7:23 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Mount motherboard isolated from case?
Replies: 22
Views: 10619

I would think this would also require that your expansion cards not be secured to the case as well--as Lenny said, it's probably much easier to focus on decoupling the vibration sources from the motherboard/cards. The motherboard is supposed to be grounded to the chassis via the metal standoffs. The...
by Shriek
Wed May 11, 2005 6:11 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: I'm new, need some advice
Replies: 4
Views: 1988

Re: I'm new, need some advice

I'm not sure I'm qualified to do this, but here goes: Welcome to SPCR! I don't think I'm as hardcore as most of you, but I'd like to have a generally quiet system, but still supply good cooling, much like everyone else. You might be surprised. Most of the lurkers on this site have a very similar goa...
by Shriek
Tue May 03, 2005 1:56 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Yet another SPCR poster-child
Replies: 17
Views: 11856

Yup, the rear fan sucks air up through the XP-120 and blows it out the back. The front fan is supposed to be the only intake--I have it set at 50% and the rear at 30%. I guess it's working, as I have to clean the filter out regularly (I hate shedding season :x ), but I don't know of any way to verif...
by Shriek
Thu Mar 31, 2005 4:32 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: A64 Motherboards - I'm Confused...
Replies: 18
Views: 10552

I'm pleased with my Asus A8V Deluxe . I'm using it with that exact processor, undervolted, with an XP-120 (see sig for details), so it definitely meets your requirements. The BIOS will, however, continue to tell you that the CPU is over volted :roll: , but you never see it unless you're watching for...
by Shriek
Tue Mar 29, 2005 4:42 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Yet another SPCR poster-child
Replies: 17
Views: 11856

I bet if you get a fanless power supply (phantom, silverstone, coolmax, etc) and leave off the intake fan, you can have a cool running 1 fan system. I'd love to try it, but I just can't justify the premium prices they seem to have. There are just too many solutions out there that are "good enough" ...
by Shriek
Thu Mar 24, 2005 9:28 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 2in1 exhaust fan & cpu fan?
Replies: 12
Views: 3553

I don't mean to advertise a thread, but since you specifically asked for pictures, I put them here.
by Shriek
Thu Mar 24, 2005 9:22 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Yet another SPCR poster-child
Replies: 17
Views: 11856

I've added quite a bit to the original post--I was too tired to think when I put it up the first time. :) If I see correctly, you have hardmounted your HDDs? If you want, you might want to try suspending them, buying suitable suspension material shouldn't cost much anything. I'm using the included g...
by Shriek
Wed Mar 23, 2005 10:34 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Yet another SPCR poster-child
Replies: 17
Views: 11856

Yet another SPCR poster-child

[ Edited 2005.03.24.08.55 ] As the original post was composed way past my bedtime, I've edited for clarity and fleshed-out a bit. This is the system I was running when I discovered that modern self-assembled computers don't have to be loud. I ran this box (Athlon 1200) for many years, and they were ...
by Shriek
Wed Mar 23, 2005 11:04 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 2in1 exhaust fan & cpu fan?
Replies: 12
Views: 3553

Shriek, do you have any pictures of your current setup? Not yet, but I hope to soon. I was going to take some when I last had my case open, but I got busy taping up holes and playing with air pressure changes--quick temp tests suggest that I may be able to get by with forcing air through the CPU HS...
by Shriek
Tue Mar 22, 2005 12:26 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 2in1 exhaust fan & cpu fan?
Replies: 12
Views: 3553

Just in case it's not clear from the earlier posts, you'll want to make sure your heatsink of choice works well in reverse mode before trying this. Many of the newer sinks work well both ways, but (if I understand what I've read here correctly) many suffer when the airflow is in the "non-standard" c...
by Shriek
Tue Mar 22, 2005 12:06 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Using Speedfan without speed control......
Replies: 5
Views: 1913

What do you think of the MEGA? They're really spiffy looking boxes, but I've heard they're plagued with heat issues. Course, that wasn't from the SPCR crowd.... :D
by Shriek
Wed Feb 02, 2005 9:05 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: CPU Fan Error
Replies: 7
Views: 1907

I've got the same board and the same error using an orange Yate Loon (even at full speed). I've searched through the BIOS for a way to adjust or turn off the error, but the only setting I can find is to disable the need to press F1 every time. The really odd one is that I also get an error that my C...
by Shriek
Thu Jan 27, 2005 2:22 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: 80mm->120mm PSU
Replies: 5
Views: 2482

masp wrote:Is there a way of guessing how much stuff I can run with this 300W PSU before it can't take it anymore?
Lots of material on that subject here. In short, in most circumstances the answer is "Plenty".
by Shriek
Thu Jan 27, 2005 11:09 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: SI-97? Hah! We don't need no steenking SI-97's !
Replies: 24
Views: 6845

freak_in_cage wrote:looks good m8, basically an XP120 with copper base & heatpipes!
Actually, IIRC, the XP-120 base and heatpipes are copper, though nickel-plated.
by Shriek
Thu Jan 27, 2005 7:01 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: 80mm->120mm PSU
Replies: 5
Views: 2482

Looks great to me! :D Though I would have to put a wire grill on the back, myself--an exposed fan is one thing; a hole that big straight into the PS would make me nervous. :shock:

I've been considering doing this to my SL350--but I haven't opened it up to look for clearance (it's brand new).
by Shriek
Tue Jan 25, 2005 12:58 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: XP-M vs A64 - cpu speed per wat calculation completed
Replies: 30
Views: 10008

... if you could lower the CPU voltage to 1.2V and retain the CPU frequency of 1.8GHz (which shouldn't be impossible) ... While I can't speak for wattage and thermal dissipation, I can say that I recently got an A64 3000+ 90nm and an Asus A8V Deluxe, and they're performing quite well set to 1.8GHz ...