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by geogecko
Fri Dec 16, 2011 7:38 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Build: Lian Li PC-X2000F, Silverstone FT02, or Antec P280
Replies: 11
Views: 3743

Re: Build: Lian Li PC-X2000F, Silverstone FT02, or Antec P28

I think he refers to the Air Penetrator version of Silverstone`s fans, essentially a regular fan with a grille added which focuses airflow. If I`m not mistaken, later revisions of the FT02 include those. Now, any of those cases should do the job with ease so you might as well pick the one you like ...
by geogecko
Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:49 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Build: Lian Li PC-X2000F, Silverstone FT02, or Antec P280
Replies: 11
Views: 3743

Re: Build: Lian Li PC-X2000F, Silverstone FT02, or Antec P28

Ah, yes, I keep forgetting about the 180mm fans, I like the thought, just not the fact that no one else makes that size... Leaning more toward the X2000F, because I don't plan on using a top of the line GPU.

What do you mean by AP's?
by geogecko
Wed Dec 14, 2011 2:11 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Build: Lian Li PC-X2000F, Silverstone FT02, or Antec P280
Replies: 11
Views: 3743

Re: Build: Lian Li PC-X2000F, Silverstone FT02, or Antec P28

Ugh, still can't decide on this. Part of me wants to go cheap, the other part wants the X2000F. I like the FT02, but don't know if I'd like the rotated design or not...cases shouldn't be this hard to decide on! :|
by geogecko
Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:44 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Build: Lian Li PC-X2000F, Silverstone FT02, or Antec P280
Replies: 11
Views: 3743

Build: Lian Li PC-X2000F, Silverstone FT02, or Antec P280

Looking at doing a new build for my PC at home. This PC serves as mostly an internet browsing machine for the family, and for me, a lot of photo editing (Lightroom 3), some HD video playing/editing, and occasional programming. No gaming, or at least, not that which is graphics intensive. When I buy ...
by geogecko
Tue Nov 27, 2007 11:04 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Recommended Fans page
Replies: 146
Views: 143901

Thanks for the review of all these fans. Helps out a lot. How about a recommended AC fan page? We recently bought an entertainment center for our living room, and now the HTPC and the 4 drive mass storage case are running hotter than they used to. I'd like to modify the entertainment center with one...
by geogecko
Wed Aug 16, 2006 6:08 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: New Enermax fans (Enlobal bearing) - any good?
Replies: 18
Views: 10648

I'm thinking about getting some of the 80mm versions. This place: http://svcompucycle.stores.yahoo.net/fan-uc-8eb.html has them for less than $10 out the door, when using First Class shipping. I'm just worried about the vibration people are talking about. I was originally considering the Nexus 80mm ...
by geogecko
Mon Feb 13, 2006 9:03 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: samsung sp2004c firmware
Replies: 2
Views: 2943

As far as I know, you can't "flash" hard drives with firmware. You get what it comes with.

Someone feel free to correct me.
by geogecko
Mon Feb 13, 2006 6:05 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung T133 300GB and 400GB
Replies: 10
Views: 3849

I don't follow what you are talking about. As far as I know, the T133 series aren't even out yet, so how could they already be judged as poor performers? The T133 series itself tells you that they are using 133GB platters in the 300 and 400GB drives. What drives are you spacifically talking about, ...
by geogecko
Fri Feb 03, 2006 11:30 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung T133 300GB and 400GB
Replies: 10
Views: 3849

does anyone else think the poor performance may be because they are using 100GB platters?.. i'd say they certainly aren't using the 133GB platters that would be in the 400gb model, as that requires TMR to achieve a higher (aerial..sp?) density.. and the fact they are slower than the p120's would su...
by geogecko
Mon Jan 09, 2006 8:42 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung T133 300GB and 400GB
Replies: 10
Views: 3849

Yeah, I'm interested in these too. I almost pulled the trigger on the SP2504C, until I read about these on Tom's. http://www.tomshardware.com/2005/12/21/samsung_adds_capacity_to_fast_and_quiet_t133_series/ I'm MORE interested in a review here, because lately, I haven't really come to trust what Tom ...
by geogecko
Fri Mar 25, 2005 3:01 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Anyone use this MCX159-R from Swiftech on their chipset?
Replies: 14
Views: 3742

Wow. Thanks for all the replies. You guys have sold me on it now. Depending on how loud the fan is (going in an A-Tech 6000 HeatSync case, so it has a lot of holes in the top and bottom, therefore, must be fairly silent), I may try to under volt it with an inline resistor (unless I can control the f...
by geogecko
Thu Mar 24, 2005 8:08 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Anyone use this MCX159-R from Swiftech on their chipset?
Replies: 14
Views: 3742

Anyone use this MCX159-R from Swiftech on their chipset?

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDe ... 022&depa=0

It's $40, and fan dBa says 18. Just wondering if anyone had used it.

I'm looking at replacing the screamer on an A8N-SLI board with it, and wondered how it worked out. The Zalman NB47J I heard gets really hot.
by geogecko
Tue Feb 08, 2005 12:47 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Calling All Good Fans!
Replies: 143
Views: 279349

Hmm...Found the Papst web site. The fan I was talking about was the Papst 8412NGLLE. They have a fan listed as 8412NGL but no LE extention. I think you are right, that the right fan is the 3412NGL(LE) for the 92mm version. No searches turn up if including the LE though. I'm guessing that it doesn't ...
by geogecko
Tue Feb 08, 2005 11:17 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Calling All Good Fans!
Replies: 143
Views: 279349

I came across this fan on the www.endpcnoise.com web site, and wondered if it had been tested (Papst 8412NGLLE)? I'm really looking for a 92mm fan, and wondered if anyone knew if Papst made an LE version of their 92mm fan?

It looks like the next best thing is the Nexus 92mm case fan, right?
by geogecko
Mon Jan 31, 2005 11:16 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Will resistors really do the job?
Replies: 29
Views: 9465

A 1W 5V zener (in theory) can provide up to 200mA of current. (Power = Voltage * Current, or Current = Power / Voltage) So, if your fan is rated at pulling less than 200mA of current at 12V, then you will be fine, since your fan will be running at 7V, and therefore will be pulling less current anywa...
by geogecko
Fri Jan 21, 2005 10:46 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Testing the DiamondMax 10 in a silent system
Replies: 15
Views: 5712

What do you use to change the AAM settings on the hard drive. I have a SP1614C (I think, it's the SATA version). Do you use a Samsung utility?
by geogecko
Tue Jan 18, 2005 5:40 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Need a new floppy drive
Replies: 39
Views: 15727

LH wrote:My Samsung floppy is pretty quiet...
Make sure it's got a Nidec motor in it though... :lol:
by geogecko
Thu Jan 13, 2005 8:14 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Need a new floppy drive
Replies: 39
Views: 15727

Awwww, I'am disappointed with the most of you, you don't embrace the past and just jump onto the "NEW" bandwagon without realizing that sometimes new is not always better. "Always remember your past, a country with no history has no future !" Adavantages that the mighty old floppy has that the CDR ...
by geogecko
Wed Jan 12, 2005 1:58 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Need a new floppy drive
Replies: 39
Views: 15727

How about moving into the 21st century, and using a USB flash drive? :D That was a joke, but really, why do you need a floppy anyway? I removed mine from my PC about 6 months ago, and will not even have one in my HTPC. I need to bring a few dozen KB to class, I am waiting for the 1GB USB Flash driv...
by geogecko
Wed Jan 12, 2005 12:25 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Need a new floppy drive
Replies: 39
Views: 15727

sthayashi wrote:
Jan Kivar wrote:One can always slipstream the drivers into a custom Windows XP disc.
I know. And I never want to have to do anything like that again. :wink:
I thought it was pretty painless when I did that to get SP2 on my old SP1 XP CD...
by geogecko
Tue Jan 11, 2005 11:06 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: My 120Gb Seagate 7200.7 is whinning like hell :(
Replies: 7
Views: 2102

No stores that carry Samsung around there? I had to go to Microcenter (physical store) to be sure and get the Nidec one. $99, not bad, compared to $92 online.
by geogecko
Tue Jan 11, 2005 10:49 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: My 120Gb Seagate 7200.7 is whinning like hell :(
Replies: 7
Views: 2102

Maybe time to upgrade to a Samsung Nidec 160GB drive?

:D
by geogecko
Tue Jan 11, 2005 6:12 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Need a new floppy drive
Replies: 39
Views: 15727

First thing I'd do when building a new system, is to burn all those floppy drivers (drivers that come on a floppy) to a CD, that way, you won't need the floppy again next time.
by geogecko
Mon Jan 10, 2005 8:51 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is Samsung's HUTIL system diagnostic valid on a SP1614c?
Replies: 21
Views: 10349

It could be shipping damage. However, when drives are powered down correctly, the head (the part that reads/writes to the magnetic media) is usually parked, which means it isn't in a place that could damage the media. A hard drive can usually sustain a significant amount of shock damage when the dri...
by geogecko
Mon Jan 10, 2005 8:29 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is Samsung's HUTIL system diagnostic valid on a SP1614c?
Replies: 21
Views: 10349

Well, I wouldn't think so, if it's brand new. But then again, you never know off eBay sometimes. (I've used eBay a lot.) I'd say if you had a buddy that could try and format it for you, let them try it. If that doesn't work, or you can't find someone that has SATA drives, then I'd check about sendin...
by geogecko
Mon Jan 10, 2005 8:17 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Need a new floppy drive
Replies: 39
Views: 15727

Actually, I have the Sony drive as well, and it is pretty quiet, unless there is no disk in there, and the OS is searching it!
by geogecko
Mon Jan 10, 2005 8:15 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is Samsung's HUTIL system diagnostic valid on a SP1614c?
Replies: 21
Views: 10349

The reason for the single partition, is to simplify everything. Is this a new drive? Do you have a computer that possibly has SATA support, that isn't RAID based. I looked up your motherboard, and from what I can tell, if you use SATA drives, they are using the SI chip. I guess the nForce2 didn't ha...
by geogecko
Mon Jan 10, 2005 7:46 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is Samsung's HUTIL system diagnostic valid on a SP1614c?
Replies: 21
Views: 10349

Have you tried just doing one partition of the entire drive? Are you using fairly new hardware (i.e., motherboard)?

What version of Windows?
by geogecko
Mon Jan 10, 2005 7:43 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Need a new floppy drive
Replies: 39
Views: 15727

How about moving into the 21st century, and using a USB flash drive? :D

That was a joke, but really, why do you need a floppy anyway? I removed mine from my PC about 6 months ago, and will not even have one in my HTPC.
by geogecko
Sat Jan 08, 2005 11:12 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HOT DEAL! samsung 160gb SATA for $60
Replies: 9
Views: 3274

Just got back from my local Microcenter in Richardson, TX. Drives are $99, at least today they are. I went ahead and got one anyway, they had two, and both were NIDEC motors. Oh, well. I wasn't really willing to drive the 30 miles again to get a better price, that is, if there would be in the next c...