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by gbeichho
Sun Dec 05, 2010 6:31 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Electronic Noise and Tinnitus
Replies: 58
Views: 72399

Re: Electronic Noise and Tinnitus

Mike, I think it's great that you're tackling this topic here at SPR, there are few more appropriate places. First, I certainly believe the people who claim to be affected. I will not even attempt to guess at explaining how or why they suffer, but since the things we understand about the body are fa...
by gbeichho
Sat Feb 16, 2008 9:06 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: The Terabyte Landmark: Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000
Replies: 10
Views: 6728

I thought I would add my comments about my experience with Hitachi drives. I have 9 various hitachi drives right now across 2 computers for the past 3 years. I have only had hardware problems in two of the drives, and that was my fault. While making/testing a heatsink suspension, I dropped the drive...
by gbeichho
Thu Feb 16, 2006 2:05 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180 case and soft mounting top fan
Replies: 3
Views: 2850

I have done almost the same thing. I have a Nexus fan in the back (hard mounted) with another Nexus blowing toward the back on my Ninja. I left the tri-cool mounted up top, but I'm closing the top port and never intend to use it. I'm actually using it to hook some wire to support the top of the ninj...
by gbeichho
Thu Feb 16, 2006 11:32 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P150: does drive suspension increase disk temp?
Replies: 7
Views: 2577

I added 2 92mm Nexus fans to the front of my P150 to cool the HDs. I didn't like the temps without the fans (and I tried without first).
by gbeichho
Tue Feb 14, 2006 11:39 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Building new system, feedback on Asrock 939dual-sata2?
Replies: 15
Views: 4837

There is no real alternative if you don't want to upgrade your AGP video card (I love my AIW 9800 Pro). However, I am not totally pleased by the quality. I come from a long line of Asus MBs, and they are definately higher quality. Again, I realize it's a budget MB, but it's the only AGP/PCIe game in...
by gbeichho
Mon Feb 13, 2006 12:14 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I bought a P150
Replies: 18
Views: 6723

2) The PSU #2 - I've seen complaints that the NeoHE has trouble fueling Athlon64 x2s with enough power. While I won't be getting an x2 to start with, I'd like the upgrade path. Is this a real complaint, or could the people complaining about this be suffering from problem #1? 3) HDD Suspension Elast...
by gbeichho
Mon Feb 13, 2006 12:10 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: p150 soft fan mounts
Replies: 4
Views: 1623

I have both a P180 and P150, and it looks like it was the P180 that came with the extra screws. I have mounted 2 92MM Nexus fans in the front of the P150 to cool the HDs especially since I'm suspending them. Due to the mounting, it was worth it to use soft mountings. I used the rubber tubing + plast...
by gbeichho
Mon Jan 30, 2006 10:37 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Recommended Heatsinks updated
Replies: 158
Views: 185417

Mike, I think there's another Cut and Paste error for the XP-120: Fan can be mounted on any side for best results. Sept 22/04 This sounds like it belongs under the Ninja Scythe. Also, I wonder why you guys haven't tested a Thermalright V1 or V1-Ultra. At least a mention of it would be nice, or do yo...
by gbeichho
Wed Jan 25, 2006 8:11 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fans for Antec P180 case
Replies: 6
Views: 2153

I ended up putting a Nexus fan @ 7V running slowly in the lower chamber (I have a Seasonic SS-400 PSU). I found the HD temperatures were hotter than I liked without the fan. At worst case, I wouldn't put the tri-cool any higher than low. I use HDTemp, but the other tools will measure the temps as we...
by gbeichho
Tue Jan 24, 2006 7:16 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec Neo HE PSU Users Poll
Replies: 355
Views: 441052

I purchased an Antec P150 w/ NeoHE 430. The warranty sticker is indeed broken. The case was ordered in Dec but didn't arrive until last week (backordered). I can't see the serial # and I'm not planning to take it out anytime soon. I am running it with an AMD 64 X2 - 4400 on an ASRock 939Dual SATA II...
by gbeichho
Thu Jan 19, 2006 2:23 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Canadian Retailers for Silencing Gear
Replies: 71
Views: 147458

What area of GTA for local pickup?

Too bad you didn't open before X-mas. I just purchased a whole load of stuff.
by gbeichho
Tue Jan 17, 2006 5:12 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180 advice needed
Replies: 11
Views: 4868

I'm assuming you're using a quality thermal grease? That can make the difference of a few degrees as well.
by gbeichho
Sun Jan 15, 2006 7:48 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P150 strange fan problem
Replies: 4
Views: 2092

I find the Nexus fan won't start @ 5V. It needs ~ 7 volts in my computer to start. I use a Zalman Fanmate to undervolt them.
by gbeichho
Fri Jan 13, 2006 9:59 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180 advice needed
Replies: 11
Views: 4868

I'm also using a P180 WITH 1 Nexus exhaust in the back, and one on the Scythe Ninja, and one in front of the HDs at the bottom. With both undervolted, I can't hear much at all.

As for cooling, I'm running stock AMD 3000+ right now. My idle temp is 34c and I can't get the sucker to go above 39C.
by gbeichho
Fri Jan 13, 2006 9:54 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: The P180 simply isn't a quiet case - expectations too high?
Replies: 84
Views: 26875

I had a problem securing the Nexus fan to the Thermalright SI-120 heatsink because of the fully enclosed screw holes on the Nexus fans (you'll know what I mean when you see it), so I ended up clipping one end of each clip and taping the other with some super-sticky tape (sounds bad, but works and l...
by gbeichho
Fri Jan 13, 2006 9:49 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: The P180 simply isn't a quiet case - expectations too high?
Replies: 84
Views: 26875

Mike_P wrote:I have used nail polish remover with great results 8)
Yeah, my wife only had perfumy stuff at home and I didn't want to wait until the next day.

I am now fully stocked with every type of hygene and car cleaner :)
by gbeichho
Fri Jan 13, 2006 9:40 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: AGP Video Card Woes
Replies: 20
Views: 6273

I also own an AIW 9800 Pro (ever tried watching recording TV on your PC? You might never watch a real TV again...)

I bought an AC for it, and it still works great. I never even have to put it up to the high setting (low/high setting for fan). Even when playing games.
by gbeichho
Fri Jan 13, 2006 9:32 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Why isnt the thermalright v1 a big hit at spcr?
Replies: 10
Views: 3654

I just ordered a V1 for myself. They have recently released the V1 Ultra, which according to the couple reviews I've seen somehow manages to work even better. The biggest issues I see with the V1 is it doesn't vent (vs the silencer series) and it adds a fair bit of depth to the back of the card whic...
by gbeichho
Fri Jan 13, 2006 9:28 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Noob needs help deciding which HDD to get
Replies: 9
Views: 2878

I've had a couple Hitachi's in my machine for 2 years, and they have had no problems (80GB models). They run pretty cool, they vibrate more than the Seagate I have, but they have great performance. The only noise problem people complain about is the Meowing that they do periodically. It doesn't both...
by gbeichho
Thu Jan 12, 2006 2:29 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Looking for recommendations with my Vantec Stealths (80mm)
Replies: 7
Views: 2336

Doing it in steps is a good plan. I was reading about all this stuff for almost 2 years before I made my first move... (I was originally going to go Water, but fortunately, I delayed) I eventually decided that my PSU (SS-400) had the wrong fan controller and was ramping up. So I RMA'd that. And then...
by gbeichho
Tue Jan 10, 2006 7:07 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Looking for recommendations with my Vantec Stealths (80mm)
Replies: 7
Views: 2336

Looking for recommendations with my Vantec Stealths
eBay.

Get fans from the recommended list and undervolt them. You'll never go back.
by gbeichho
Sat Jan 07, 2006 7:00 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Missing speaker in Antec P150? Please confirm.
Replies: 19
Views: 6701

London, ON Canada or London England?
by gbeichho
Sat Jan 07, 2006 6:55 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Modded Seasonic SS-400 Nexus or Panaflow?
Replies: 9
Views: 2319

Very interesting. So now, I have 4 80mm fans: 1) Nexus - arriving Mon/Tues 2) Panaflow L1A - FBA08A12L1A 3) Panaflow M1A - FBA08A12M1A 4) Panaflow thin L1A - FBA08T12L (thin) -- arriving Mon/Tues (I figured I'd buy them all so I don't waste any more money on shipping or time driving across town to p...
by gbeichho
Fri Jan 06, 2006 10:14 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Complete silencing
Replies: 13
Views: 4855

I just bought a Vantec NexStar 3 SATA II drive enclosure. The enclosure is OK quality, but it includes an eSATA connector, eSata Cable, and PCI bracket. (I bought it for convenience -- moving the HD between two machines, not to relocate the HD) I've found 3rd party PCI brackets and cables here: http...
by gbeichho
Fri Jan 06, 2006 9:55 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Canadian Retailers for Silencing Gear
Replies: 71
Views: 147458

Autodeletepro - ADPMODS carries Nexus AND Yate Loons for very reasonable prices. They also sell a lot of cable connectors.
by gbeichho
Fri Jan 06, 2006 9:29 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How to completely drain a power supply...
Replies: 42
Views: 100889

OK, I couldn't resist adding to this ancient thread: I have been shocked many many times by 120/60Hz. I used to change outlet recepticles as a kid in my house live (you can't see if the lights go off...). It always scared me, but never maimed me. No scars either. HOWEVER, such a shock can easily be ...
by gbeichho
Fri Jan 06, 2006 9:17 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Modded Seasonic SS-400 Nexus or Panaflow?
Replies: 9
Views: 2319

Modded Seasonic SS-400 Nexus or Panaflow?

Ralf and Mike, I have an "old" SS-400 that is great, but I just noticed that the fan is now rattling like an old wagon wheel. It's running so slow in my P180 case so I didn't notice it until I was looking into some other things, but I'm considering replacing it. I know you guys typically used a Pana...
by gbeichho
Fri Jan 06, 2006 8:20 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: REAL Antec P180 Door Fix
Replies: 71
Views: 57001

Hi, I just skimmed through this thread so apologies if I missed it but, if it's the same problem, I didn't see any mention of this "official Antec" fix for the original door. Interesting, but not the same problem. Maybe someone should point that out to Antecrep. I'm sure they would like to know suc...
by gbeichho
Fri Jan 06, 2006 7:52 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Missing speaker in Antec P150? Please confirm.
Replies: 19
Views: 6701

OK, so the P180 has the same missing speaker. Call me old school, but I want to hear the beep and neither of my MB's has the onboard speaker. Aside from ripping out the speaker from my older SLK3700AMB anyone know where you can buy a cheap chassis speaker? (Canadian retailer prefered). Maybe I shoul...
by gbeichho
Thu Jan 05, 2006 7:34 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: The P180 simply isn't a quiet case - expectations too high?
Replies: 84
Views: 26875

ive had a computer and have been building computers for over 8 years now. out of all the ones i built for other people and myself i've only had a hard drive fail once. and yes it was a pain in the ass, and i went without playing world of warcraft for a little over a week. but it wasnt the end of th...