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by BlueCan
Tue Apr 22, 2008 7:41 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright XP-90 still viable?
Replies: 10
Views: 3020

I will not be undervolting or overclocking. Stock speed. I also figured since it was a 45nm CPU, that almost any HSF would be fine. No? What's a good heatsink that is relatively small, and can take a quiet 92mm fan? Robert You might want to rethink that. I always undervolt the CPU as much as possib...
by BlueCan
Sun Dec 30, 2007 2:24 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Is the p150/p180/p182/solo...etc necessary for a quiet pc?
Replies: 5
Views: 2392

As the OP said, you don't NEED a Solo/P150/P18X/P19X to get quiet computing. It just makes things easier, as they were designed with the idea of "quiet" in mind... There are plenty of other cases on the market that can be quiet, given a little work. great, i think i will go with my desired case then...
by BlueCan
Tue Apr 10, 2007 5:51 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Dealer got me confused - Sonata or p150?
Replies: 10
Views: 3414

funpark5 wrote:Thanks a lot for all the help!

I called and changed my order today.
Wise decision.

-Patrick "Have both. No question which is better."
by BlueCan
Mon Apr 09, 2007 7:23 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: What if you have 'too many' fans in the case?
Replies: 19
Views: 9817

1. The famous PSU duct that keeps the PSU fan from ramping up. This is mostly a crude kludge, rendered impractical by 120mm fan PSUs, and rendered moot by cases like the P180. "rendered moot"? LOL! The P180 is the "PSU Duct poster child". That would be what that "thermal zone" that's walled off by ...
by BlueCan
Thu Apr 05, 2007 6:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How to make me angry
Replies: 25
Views: 7242

How about everyone and their grandmother owning an SUV or Hummer now. Before rap got big people use to drive cars. But now everyone wants to be a gansta How about people who make cause/effect mistakes... (It was fuel efficiency mandates made by the Gov't that caused "trucks" to be more economically...
by BlueCan
Sat Feb 03, 2007 7:55 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Inside My Case, Would Like Your Input!
Replies: 68
Views: 34418

Doesn't that design ensure that the cool/warm air from the upper chamber doesn't mix with the cool/warm air from the lower chamber? I'm told by Nick that MikeC helped design the P180 for Antec, so I'm sure there's a purpose for it. Is it really a good idea to take out all of those dividers? Granted...
by BlueCan
Fri Feb 02, 2007 9:34 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Inside My Case, Would Like Your Input!
Replies: 68
Views: 34418

nici wrote:Why not? Once you rip out the HDD mounts, the extra 5,25" slot, the bottom fan holder, the divider between the compartments and a few other bits and pieces you have a very nice case :wink:
You know, since you put it that way, I guess I can understand it. :lol:
by BlueCan
Fri Feb 02, 2007 9:24 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Inside My Case, Would Like Your Input!
Replies: 68
Views: 34418

Looks WAAAAAAY better man! Good work!! 8) No doubt. Much better. A few small recommendations: -that rear 120mm fan has a pesky power wire that cannot be tied back due to its length. Here's what you can do; unscrew the fan and rotate it 90* counter-clockwise to give the power cable some extra length...
by BlueCan
Tue Aug 08, 2006 8:12 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P150 PSU issue resolved yet?
Replies: 6
Views: 2672

According to the P.S., it seems so. Thanks Anvar. Man there are so many things to be on the look-out for with a new rig. I was worried about the power supply, now I learn that the original rubber O-rings were inferior. If you call Antec support, they will send out "replacement" O-rings--which are t...
by BlueCan
Sun Jul 02, 2006 9:51 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD A64 TDP Poll
Replies: 71
Views: 69943

A64 3700+,San Diego,SH8-E4,57°C,1.35V,44.1W AMD64 TCaseMax - v1.19 ---------------------- CPU Information (CPU #1): Standard CPUID: Family: F, Model: 7, Stepping: 1 Extended CPUID: Family: F, Model: 27, Stepping: 1 CPUID String: 20F71 Processor APIC: 0 Processor: AMD Athlon 64 3700+ (San Diego) CPU...
by BlueCan
Wed Apr 26, 2006 7:10 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: HP Pavilion.....Modded for Silence.
Replies: 24
Views: 9598

This is the same case I had my wife's system in for a while--before I upgraded to a P150. I acoustipak'd the whole thing, had 2 CD burners and had the HD on sorbothane blocks. Idle temps were 4C higher than the current modded Sonata (Sonata II Bezel, suspended drive, cleaned-up interior to allow bet...
by BlueCan
Wed Feb 08, 2006 6:52 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: New AMD AM2 socket makes 939 heatsinks incompatible :(
Replies: 52
Views: 13464

There is a simple reason we won't see the Cell on the desktop. It is called legacy software. MS (and all other companies) won't go and rewrite their software for this non-x86 processor. So it would be limited to Linux and therefore (alas) not commercially viable. Good point! ...and that's the reaso...
by BlueCan
Mon Jan 30, 2006 8:01 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Taming the bright lights of fan controllers
Replies: 14
Views: 4370

I usually take a black "sharpie" marker and write on the surface of the LED. It "tames" but doesn't eliminate the light. ...and it's entirely reversible.

-Patrick
by BlueCan
Thu Jan 26, 2006 1:01 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: The price you've paid for silence (in dollars)
Replies: 47
Views: 15657

When I was piecing together my computer I looked at the difference in cost from my quiet build to a non-quiet build and the difference was only ~$100. that maybe true, but most of parts that i have now i would never have bought if i wasnt on a silent PC quest. Yeah, that may be true. Right up until...
by BlueCan
Sat Jan 21, 2006 10:08 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Sonata II or P150?
Replies: 8
Views: 3285

I've had both a P150 and "original" Sonata--heavily modified (dremeled out drive bays, suspended drives, ST300, Nexus fans, Sonata II front bezel). I never really could get rid of "fan whoosh". The Nexus fans never got below 7 volts. Ever. Without reservation, buy the P150. I pulled the guts out of ...
by BlueCan
Mon Jan 16, 2006 10:42 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec Neo HE PSU Users Poll
Replies: 355
Views: 438555

Everything groovy with mine.

S/N: S05110060226

P150 with included HE430/Nexus 120 Exhaust
ASUS P4P800E-DX/P4 3.0E
XP-120/Nexus
9800Pro+VGA Silencer Rev.3
2x7200.7

-Patrick
by BlueCan
Thu Jan 12, 2006 4:07 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: P180 done my way :-)
Replies: 25
Views: 10638

Nice, that modular PSU really give liberty for cabling though. dunno why Seasonic don't catch modularity along with their non-sleeved main ATX cable :evil: How do those Stealths sound if they fired up? :) My experience with Stealths is they sound like: click click click click click click click clic...
by BlueCan
Tue Dec 06, 2005 2:52 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Deaf iPod Generation
Replies: 119
Views: 62437

I've been searching for the best answer, but so far I don't trust the cheap noise-cancelling units, and can't afford the noise isolating ones I've been able to find. Given the number of audio geeks that frequent this board, anyone want to provide a list of options available at different price point...
by BlueCan
Sun Dec 04, 2005 10:22 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Deaf iPod Generation
Replies: 119
Views: 62437

Tragic commentary on the state of today's world. Qviri uses his ipod much like a baby uses a pacifier.....shields him from the sounds of the outside world, gives him comfort at the expense of his hearing. :lol: This is SPCR.....and we visit here to learn how to quiet noisy computers. But why exactl...
by BlueCan
Fri Dec 02, 2005 3:02 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Deaf iPod Generation
Replies: 119
Views: 62437

This has been mentioned, but I want to quantify it a bit - legislating a maximum sound output from a device doesn't necessarily affect the output dB. I don't know what the variation in headphones is, but loudspeaker sensitivity can vary from something 86 dB @ 1W & 1m to 98 db 1W & 1m. The same is t...
by BlueCan
Mon Sep 19, 2005 11:27 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1609898

Joe Walsh - Life's Been Good
by BlueCan
Sun Sep 11, 2005 9:48 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P180 Design Suggestions
Replies: 21
Views: 5998

Well what do you suggest? Here's some ideas to try... You can probably route the main power underneath the MOBO. If you've got to run drives in the upper section, put your PATA drives there and your SATA's in the lower. Otherwise all in the lower Pull the fan in the lower section. You might not nee...
by BlueCan
Sun Sep 11, 2005 9:17 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1609898

King Snake Roost -My Zippo
by BlueCan
Fri Sep 09, 2005 10:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1609898

Baxter Black - Cowboy's Advice for the Lovelorn
by BlueCan
Mon Sep 05, 2005 12:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1609898

The Damned - Damned Damned Damned
by BlueCan
Sat Sep 03, 2005 8:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1609898

Kraftwerk - The Man Machine
by BlueCan
Tue Aug 30, 2005 6:30 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: 100,000 Point Club
Replies: 202
Views: 217548

unregistered wrote:Contratulations to BlueCanStockdogs :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!:
Thanks! Now to replace this loud as heck P4...

-Patrick
by BlueCan
Fri Jul 01, 2005 9:10 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: XP-90 + Nexus 92mm enough to cool a 3200+ Venice OCed?
Replies: 7
Views: 2819

Given my experiences with a 3200 Winchester, it should have no problems whatsoever...

-Patrick
by BlueCan
Thu Jun 30, 2005 8:18 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is the nexus effective at cooling a cpu?
Replies: 8
Views: 2853

suggestions then? I was thinking about overclocking a couple of months after I install everything. A Nexus 120/XP-120 cools my Prescott 3.0E (OC'ed to 3.3) to ambient +25C , running FAH 24x7. I built a PC for my wife with a 3200 Winchester, XP-90 and Nexus 92. Her temps are superior in all regards ...
by BlueCan
Thu Jun 16, 2005 1:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1609898

Rush - Moving Pictures (Side 1)

-Patrick