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by gitto
Thu Dec 21, 2006 3:25 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec Phantom Users Poll
Replies: 211
Views: 260682

My Phantom 350 which I've previously said works fine (Serial D04095162193, purchased around November 2004) died at the start of this month, so it lasted about two years. It had developed an intermittant fault where it would take a few tries to power on, but it never concerned me much as I just left ...
by gitto
Thu Apr 13, 2006 9:53 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passively cooled 7600GT cards available (seems to be)
Replies: 24
Views: 7528

I work for a retail computer store, and one of our suppliers now list the 7600GT SilentPipe II on their website. None in stock it seems, but it must be soon.

Now to find a way to justify buying one for myself...
by gitto
Sun Apr 09, 2006 2:25 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passively cooled 7600GT cards available (seems to be)
Replies: 24
Views: 7528

So out of the Asus, Gigabyte, and Galaxy designs, who do youse think has the better design?

I like the Gigabyte the most, the two-slot design looks solid and I can't imagine it will have any clearance problems (except for taking two slots of course).
by gitto
Fri Mar 24, 2006 1:57 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Artic Cooling Accelero X1 or Thermalright X-1 for a 7900GT?
Replies: 15
Views: 4918

But if you look at the X1600XT, the 7900GT in the last graph draws 22 more watts than it. And in the second graph, the X1600xt is drawing 42 watts at load and the 6600gt draws 48. The 7900gt should draw 64 watts, by that reasoning.
by gitto
Tue Dec 27, 2005 12:43 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: New 6150 board from MSI with component, DVI, and SVideo
Replies: 9
Views: 3472

Well, it seems the manual for this board no longer mentions Vcore adjustments, and people on the Anandtech forums with experience with this board say it doesnt support vcore adjustment.

Hopefully MSI can release a BIOS adding undervolting support.
by gitto
Tue Dec 13, 2005 4:07 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: 100,000 Point Club
Replies: 202
Views: 217785

Thanks, I'll keep plugging away at it. :)
by gitto
Mon Dec 12, 2005 11:06 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: New 6150 board from MSI with component, DVI, and SVideo
Replies: 9
Views: 3472

True, though if you wanted to use 2 PCI cards like a TV Tuner and Sound card at once, along with a video card, you could use an Aerocool Vm101 or 102 on the video card.
by gitto
Mon Dec 12, 2005 10:17 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: New 6150 board from MSI with component, DVI, and SVideo
Replies: 9
Views: 3472

I remember reading in the manual for this board that it does have undervolting options. I have been looking for a S939 board with onboard dvi, component, support for undervolting, and gigabit ethernet, and this is the only board with all those at once.
by gitto
Sat Dec 03, 2005 2:59 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Cut a ATA cable ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1731

I've used ATA cables with everything after the slave connector cut off, without any ill effects. I've also used ATA cables where the slave connector was accidently pulled off, without any problems either.

So I'd say its fine :)
by gitto
Sat Oct 22, 2005 11:03 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: 100,000 Point Club
Replies: 202
Views: 217785

I'll be a member by Christmas time!
by gitto
Wed Oct 19, 2005 3:19 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung T133 300GB and 400GB
Replies: 10
Views: 3799

Oo exciting, especially:
Samsung is already planning the introduction of "Perpendicular Recording” with the T166 series in Q2 2006, containing three platters with a storage density of 166 GB each, enabling to storage 500 GB overall capacity.
by gitto
Sat Oct 15, 2005 2:12 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New system, will this Krakatoa?
Replies: 4
Views: 1582

A Scythe Ninja will work better as a passive CPU heatsink, it's fins are more spaced out which is very helpful in low airflow environments. Do you plan to use a fan in the lower chamber to cool the Phantom? I would recomend it. The stock Tricool down there is reasonable, but in most situations, a (c...
by gitto
Thu Oct 06, 2005 4:58 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Game PC (silent) AMD X2 3800
Replies: 10
Views: 3356

I have a VF700 on a X800XL card, with a A8N-Sli Deluxe motherboard. My chipset heatsink is a Swiftech MCX-159, without the fan on it. I had to bend a few of the fins on the VF700 to make this fit, but it's fine. The fins are very flexible. The MCX-159 is 40mm high without the fan.
by gitto
Tue Oct 04, 2005 6:16 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Press release for new Antec P150 case.
Replies: 70
Views: 41580

I hope the P150 will come with two extra blank 5.25" bay covers, so you can have one stealthed optical drive, with the other 3 bays covered by plain white covers.
by gitto
Thu Sep 29, 2005 4:06 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fanless PSU for Antec p180
Replies: 19
Views: 5804

Go for a Phantom 350, with a 120x25mm fan in the middle chamber. I have a Glacialtech Silentblade at 5v in there, moves very little air, but it is enough to keep the Phantom cool. I really can't imagine when it could be heard in that situation. A Nexus at 5v apparently moves about the same amount of...
by gitto
Sat Sep 24, 2005 10:54 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Silent Fans in Australia?
Replies: 55
Views: 15197

I use a Silentblade 120mm in the lower chamber of my P180 to cool my Antec Phantom. At 5V, it moves very little air, but is spinning so slow I can't hear it from 10cm away, and it is enough to keep the Phantom cool.
by gitto
Wed Sep 14, 2005 5:25 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Thermalright V-1 passive?
Replies: 8
Views: 2614

by gitto
Wed Sep 14, 2005 3:43 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Buying Quiet PC Components in Australia
Replies: 96
Views: 164021

Dirkwoods (my employer) sells Zalman and Antec gear, and I plan to keep hassling to get more quiet-focussed gear in stock.
by gitto
Sat Sep 10, 2005 10:37 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Thermalright V-1 passive?
Replies: 8
Views: 2614

How about trying a fan swap on the VF-700? Import a Nexus 80mm, or use a low speed panaflo.
by gitto
Sat Aug 27, 2005 10:29 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: P180, A8N-SLI, Scythe Ninja, Thermalright V-1 ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1270

Hi bishop. Would you mind measuring how far off the PCB the top (where the default fan is) of the V1 comes? From the engineering diagram, I think it would be about 20mm, but it's a bit hard to interpret. I'd also consider installing dampening foam too, but it's not something I'll do right away as I ...
by gitto
Sat Aug 27, 2005 4:35 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: P180, A8N-SLI, Scythe Ninja, Thermalright V-1 ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1270

P180, A8N-SLI, Scythe Ninja, Thermalright V-1 ?

Hey everyone. I'm looking to switch my current system over to aircooling. In short, this is what I'll do: Motherboard : Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe Processor : Athlon 64 3500 CPU Heatsink : Scythe Ninja GPU : X800 XL GPU Heatsink : Thermalright V1. Chipset Heatsink : Possibly mangled NB-47 PSU : Antec Phant...
by gitto
Thu Aug 25, 2005 6:53 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Huge spike?
Replies: 4
Views: 2885

Cool. I made 1363 points in one day :shock:
by gitto
Sat Aug 20, 2005 4:22 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: V-1 or VF700-Cu
Replies: 2
Views: 1415

fjf, could you provide more details about how the V1 didnt fit with the XP120 on your board? Was the long side of the XP120 inteferring with the V1? The XP120 is L110 x W125 x H63, and the Scythe Ninja is 110 x 110 x 150mm. I am looking at using a V1 with my Asus A8N-SLI deluxe, with the Ninja heats...
by gitto
Sun Aug 14, 2005 2:39 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: acaurora's plan
Replies: 7
Views: 1943

I would definitely say the X2 would be a better investment. In a couple of years time, we should start seeing multithreaded software become more common, and then the X2 will have aged a lot less than any single core CPU. If you aren't planning on having the nForce4 chipset in the WC loop, I'd go for...
by gitto
Sun Aug 14, 2005 2:32 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Zalman Reserator User Feedback
Replies: 41
Views: 28819

After using the Reserator for more than half a year now (from memory) I want to switch back to aircooling. The pump is noisy sometimes, and recently the pump seized. My computer blue screened, the water blocks were extremely hot, but everything survived fine. The pump just needed a clean.
by gitto
Sat Aug 13, 2005 10:16 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Black SPCR P180 rig
Replies: 23
Views: 32247

Thanks for weighing it, that sure is heavy. I look forward to the new pics.
by gitto
Sat Aug 06, 2005 3:44 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: New off topic sections? What do you think?
Replies: 11
Views: 6851

I'd also like to see a not-silent-but-computer-related forum here, for the sake of organisation.
by gitto
Wed Aug 03, 2005 4:32 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Black SPCR P180 rig
Replies: 23
Views: 32247

Very nice work Shadownight. This is exactly what I want to do with a P180, Phantom350 + nexus + scythe ninja + smartdrive + sound damping. Are you able to compare the noise signature from your acoustipacked P180 to another acoustipacked case? Oh, and would you mind getting on your bathroom scales wi...
by gitto
Wed Jul 27, 2005 11:43 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Horrible Experience @ TekGems.com
Replies: 18
Views: 12440

:shock:

Wow
by gitto
Wed Jul 27, 2005 4:58 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Can I buy a Seasonic PS in Australia
Replies: 35
Views: 10964

I've dealt with Silicon Acoustics before to import a Smartdrive 2002 to Australia. Yes, expensive, but they were quick and friendly. IIRC it only took about a week once I had paid to arrive here. I used the Moneybookers service to transfer the money, which worked perfectly.