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by len509
Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:41 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Big SturL's Silent Solo
Replies: 16
Views: 3254

KadazanPL wrote:one question though: why did you choose to place your HDD on a piece of foam, rather than use the suspension system?
Was wondering the same thing. That drive might get pretty warm since its not in the direct airflow path.
by len509
Sat Feb 13, 2010 5:54 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Has anyone tried the Thermalright fan duct for HR01 PLUS?
Replies: 12
Views: 3689

The problem with the HR01 duct is that you need to have the right motherboard and case for it to align properly. The CPU socket should be close to the top as possible. And the top of the case exhaust fan should closely align to the top of the motherboard.
by len509
Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:03 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: OCZ Agility 60GB SSD HD $129 after MIR at Newegg
Replies: 7
Views: 1689

Went back in stock this morning. This happens often at Newegg, so check back often.
by len509
Sat Feb 06, 2010 1:40 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Musings about a fanless PC - will this work?
Replies: 18
Views: 6650

Re: Drilling..

Guys, what about buying a (cheap) chassis, then drilling many holes into it at bottom, top, etc. Putting in a fanless PSU (or one part of a 2-part psu), a low-powerconsuming CPU (maybe 10W? 20W?, but quite strong (I would prefer above 1000 points is passmark (http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_list.ph...
by len509
Fri Feb 05, 2010 1:11 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Passively Cooled Gaming PC
Replies: 4
Views: 2148

You may not need a duct, but a motherboard that has the socket closest to the rear is best. If the heatsink is at least 1" from the rear fan, good passive cooling is possible.
by len509
Thu Feb 04, 2010 4:06 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: How to outfit an i3 microATX.
Replies: 14
Views: 3017

I'm not sure if 32GB is sufficient, I just installed win7 pro couple of weeks ago, also installed Worms 4: Mayhem and Dragon age and my other utilities on it, using 46GB of space already, 32GB might work but it will be a bit tight, SSD's also need a bit of space to be fast anyway I have to agree. I...
by len509
Sat Jan 23, 2010 4:53 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SATA SSD for PATA motherboard?
Replies: 17
Views: 7994

all these native PATA or CF-PATA ideas are nice and all, but at this point I don't see any way how it's going to beat the price/performance of Kingston's intel-G2-based V-series 40GB drive + pata-sata convertor. I have to agree. I just got a Kingston V-series 64GB when it was on sale at Frys. It re...
by len509
Fri Aug 21, 2009 11:08 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: PicoPSU 150 $59 at Frys with brick!
Replies: 6
Views: 1898

I'm tempted to get one of these and pair it with an Antec NSK 2400 from their B Stock. This would be a good start for a nice HTPC.
by len509
Thu Jan 15, 2009 4:49 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Antec NSK2480 @ Micro Center
Replies: 1
Views: 1895

Antec NSK2480 @ Micro Center

Antec NSK2480 @ Micro Center

On sale for $69.99. If you are lucky to have a MC nearby, you can pick one up. Otherwise they do offer shipping options.
by len509
Sat May 05, 2007 11:31 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Looking for p180b deal
Replies: 11
Views: 7584

The Antec p180 rebate for Fry's is back. $119 with a $40 rebate. I saw it in my Chicago paper. It looks like its also at San Jose, CA and probably most other stores. Not sure if you can use the rebate at the Fry's website. I can't find the rebate online. One person on that fatwallet thread said that...
by len509
Thu Apr 26, 2007 2:52 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Just for the sake of bragging : 0 fan AMD64X2
Replies: 15
Views: 7010

BTW, the General Gallery is supposed to be where people post pictures of their systems. It'd be nice to see at least some pictures to see what you've actually done instead of just using some words to describe it. This is the gallery section -- where are the pictures? Alright, pics, fast, or somebod...
by len509
Sat Apr 21, 2007 6:32 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P182SE - no case speaker??
Replies: 4
Views: 2626

Alot of people here at SPCR have mentioned this
Case Speaker Replacement.
by len509
Sun Apr 01, 2007 11:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Question about VGA and DVI
Replies: 12
Views: 5543

The quality differences would be so slight that you would never notice it. The main advantage with DVI is that you never have to adjust the geometry of your monitor. I disagree. DVI quality is much better than VGA. Text and graphics are more sharp and crisp. But you should try it out yourself. You ...
by len509
Sat Feb 24, 2007 1:19 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Need CPU cooling advice
Replies: 9
Views: 3297

ronrem wrote:If noise is no factor,then Silent PC is not gonna be able to say more than the obvious...
I agree. You're probably better off asking this question in an overclocking website forum.
by len509
Mon Feb 12, 2007 2:05 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My [gaming] rig with some crappy pictures
Replies: 5
Views: 3542

Is your case an updated Antec P180B? It looks like it has a raised motherboard panel and cable management holes like the new P182.
by len509
Mon Dec 04, 2006 8:25 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Stepping from quiet to silent.
Replies: 13
Views: 3969

Re: Stepping from quiet to silent.

Nice looking CPU duct. As I've understood, P120 and NeoHE are supposed to be the best class in silence, but my items actually sound quite noisy to my ear. ...So, what would be your next moves in stepping from reasonable quietness to inaudibility and silence? The NeoHE is one of the best fanned PSU's...
by len509
Tue Oct 31, 2006 2:20 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Heatsinks that will fit in Antec NSK-2400
Replies: 37
Views: 20168

The SilverStone NT01 v2.0 works good with this case. Check out this post. But it looks like you would need a motherboard that has a similar socket location.
by len509
Mon Aug 28, 2006 12:48 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Antec P180B with high temps - CPU idles at 50c
Replies: 26
Views: 8318

Hello, your motherboard is clearly reporting temps ~10C higher than they actually are, you can use an infra-red thermometer to confirm this. If it bothers you that much RMA it, but otherwise the issue is basically solved. I agree. A 9 degree rise from idle to load (in hot weather) sounds about righ...
by len509
Thu Aug 24, 2006 2:01 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180 and Acoustipack
Replies: 14
Views: 6539

Was it this post, Heavy absorption, more gave less temperature.
Sorry for resurrecting this thread if it wasn't.
by len509
Wed Aug 16, 2006 1:47 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Can the Thermalright XP-120 be used with a 120mm Nexus fan?
Replies: 13
Views: 4123

vitaminc wrote:You need to either cut the corners or obtain a different fan mount.
No sense getting a new fan, the Nexus would be perfect.
by len509
Mon Aug 07, 2006 10:49 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Sonata II Mod Question
Replies: 1
Views: 1215

This was asked recently. Check around these forums or use the search function. You would come up with this:
Mesh Drive Bay Covers
by len509
Sat Apr 01, 2006 10:36 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec Superlanboy, PLZ rip away!
Replies: 11
Views: 5101

I think some exhaust would help. get a good quality fan and undervolt it. By not having an exhaust, most of the hot air is being recirculated in ur case, even though some of it is forced through the rear grill. Also, your psu is probably hotter because it is exhausting more of the hot air on its ow...
by len509
Sun Mar 19, 2006 11:13 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WHAT?!?!?! HDD thermal fail at 43C? I think not.
Replies: 11
Views: 5554

It might be a problem with the bios. I would change the bios to default settings or reset it altogether.
by len509
Fri Feb 17, 2006 2:27 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Pentium M: System Component Recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 1849

The Ninja's torque and weight is much better than most other tower heatsinks. It's installation is rather simple and you would only crack the core if you use install it with excessive force. Check out the SPCR review . If you want to keep your case, get a Seasonic. The fan in it shouldn't speed up t...
by len509
Sun Feb 12, 2006 9:11 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: GlobalWin NCB 120mm vs Yate Loon low speed
Replies: 6
Views: 5484

NeilBlanchard, thanks for your reveiw. According to the below vendors, the Globalwin is rated at 1300 rpm. It costs a bit more than the YL, but not much. Both companies have similar prices after shipping is added. pcToys does offer free shipping overs $20, it will be sent USPS 1st Class. pcToys Cool...
by len509
Sun Feb 12, 2006 6:03 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Anyone see the cooking oil submerged PC? "silent".
Replies: 3
Views: 1951

Submerged quiet pc !

This is nothing new. Check out the link above and try the search function.
by len509
Thu Feb 09, 2006 6:55 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: PC Isolation Box - ?
Replies: 12
Views: 6611

So the phantom 350 works ok without any air movement in the case at all? Antec seems to highly recommend using the phantom with some sort of fan in the system. If you get a phantom or other fanless PSU, it is easy to build a 1 fan system. Check out the General Gallery forum, there's probably a doze...
by len509
Thu Feb 09, 2006 6:35 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Yate Loon D80SL-12 and Globalwin NC 80mm
Replies: 8
Views: 3144

HeatsinkFactory.com has them (scroll to the bottom of the page): http://www.heatsinkfactory.com/120mm-Fans-p-1-c-266.html I ordered some, and they should arrive Friday, just in time for the weekend! Those are the 120mm YL's. He's looking for 80mm . Not sure about the low speed ones, but you can fin...
by len509
Wed Jan 25, 2006 8:38 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Gigabyte 6600GT Silent Pipe II
Replies: 31
Views: 11646

open platform=not in a case, out in the open If it was done out in the open, I would think the temps would be better than in the case :wink: Read frostedflakes reply again. Temps would not be better in the open. This card needs directed airflow to help cool the core. If the case is out in the open,...
by len509
Sat Nov 19, 2005 4:50 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Coolermaster Aluminium 120mm
Replies: 15
Views: 4467

I Just got one of these from ZipZoomFly. I have a 3200+ (fanless XP-120) in a 3000b and the only fan is a orange Yate Loon. I used SpeedFan to undervolt both fans to about 900rpm. The CPU and System temps with the Coolermaster was 1 degree higher. Drive Temps often went 2 degrees higher also. Worse,...