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by OmegaZero
Wed Mar 30, 2005 5:38 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: where to get U-channel rubber?
Replies: 20
Views: 7047

In the past I have called McMaster and they seem happy enough to ship however you ask them to. I got them to ship FedEx to me (in the US) since my local UPS station is a little less than reliable...
by OmegaZero
Mon Mar 21, 2005 12:58 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need advice for P4 Northwood system
Replies: 5
Views: 1651

Still hoping for some opinions on the PSU for my new system... The Zalman ZM400B-APS power supply I am currently using does not seem to be providing the airflow I need, as there is an obvious "hot spot" directly under the PSU. I am hoping that the 120mm exhaust and TAC duct on my new case will help ...
by OmegaZero
Sat Mar 19, 2005 11:53 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent Case, Help Needed & Greatly Rewarded :)
Replies: 11
Views: 3962

Now when it comes to the DVD-burner I just got no idea... I mentioned the NEC ND-3520 earlier but that was just an example, so it would be nice if someone could tell me of a REALLY good one that fits my needs. I can recommend the Plextor PX-712SA... I've had it for a while now and it's fast, quiet,...
by OmegaZero
Fri Mar 18, 2005 9:29 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic S12-430: Beyond the Super Tornado
Replies: 200
Views: 183563

Sorry about the misinformation. There is no variable voltage fan output; the Seasonic marketing blurb refers instead to the 3-connector fan adapter. It converts a 4-pin Molex into two 5V and one 12V fan output. So I guess Seasonic's site is wrong as well? From the documentation , it sounds like it ...
by OmegaZero
Fri Mar 18, 2005 6:40 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic S12-430: Beyond the Super Tornado
Replies: 200
Views: 183563

I am also interested in the fan connectors. According to Seasonic's website the S12 models have an "output line parallel to the internal PSU fan" that "keeps case fans at the same quiet, thermally controlled speed." All I saw in the review were those fixed voltage connectors... It sounds like it is ...
by OmegaZero
Fri Mar 18, 2005 4:41 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12-430 in stock @ Newegg
Replies: 44
Views: 13083

I am not sure why they haven't updated their site. They did just start carrying Seasonic sometime last week, so I would guess it will be done soon...

pm_ : As aperry said, if you call you can preorder. Their number is on the site - www.BestByteInc.com

aperry : What was their price on the 430?
by OmegaZero
Thu Mar 17, 2005 10:29 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12-430 in stock @ Newegg
Replies: 44
Views: 13083

BestByte just became a Seasonic dealer. If you call them, they will order any model - I just got an S12-380 for $64 with $8 shipping.

(See this thread)
by OmegaZero
Wed Mar 16, 2005 9:06 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need advice for P4 Northwood system
Replies: 5
Views: 1651

Yup. Just wondering about the overhang...

Thanks for the info - makes me lean even further towards the 3000b.
by OmegaZero
Wed Mar 16, 2005 8:53 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need advice for P4 Northwood system
Replies: 5
Views: 1651

I saw that. I have fitted the XP-120 to the board and had no real difficualties... I am more worried about getting it into the case (which I haven't ordered yet).
by OmegaZero
Wed Mar 16, 2005 8:34 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need advice for P4 Northwood system
Replies: 5
Views: 1651

Need advice for P4 Northwood system

I am hoping to solicit some advice on reworking my system; it's a little too loud and a little too warm. The machine is being used to run a recording studio, so it needs to be powerful but not so loud that it gets picked up in the recordings. Currently the CPU hits 68C after running Prime95 for 20 m...
by OmegaZero
Fri Mar 11, 2005 9:15 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: PSU Fundamentals & Recommendations
Replies: 200
Views: 178700

Enermax NoiseTaker 325

I see that the Enermax NoiseTaker 325 rated very highly, but which one did you test? The model numbers for enermax are VERY confusing because there is virtually no difference between different models\lines. Can I get the specific model number of the one you tested?
by OmegaZero
Sun Jan 09, 2005 3:58 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Panaflo 80mm - Has anyone used the 12M1A ?
Replies: 22
Views: 5137

My motherboard is an MSI Neo2-FIS2R, which has more options than I know what to do with. I updated the BIOS just now to make sure I was all set with the most recent version and found something surprising: a 12C temperature drop on the CPU. The answer was easy to find; The first line of the version r...
by OmegaZero
Sun Jan 09, 2005 9:50 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Panaflo 80mm - Has anyone used the 12M1A ?
Replies: 22
Views: 5137

About the incense test... am I correct in assuming that, since I did not see any pockets if smoke collecting I can assume my airflow is ok? Nici: Get a piece of glass or clear plastic that is the size of your side panels (Home Depot if in USA) and a few sticks of incense (most corner stores have thi...
by OmegaZero
Sat Jan 08, 2005 5:17 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Panaflo 80mm - Has anyone used the 12M1A ?
Replies: 22
Views: 5137

I am currently using the stock fans and have found them to be a little louder than I would like (mechanical/vibration noise, not turbulence). I am planning on ordering at least 3 replacement fans, possibly 4 if I decide to use the ceiling fan. I will remove the grills and use E-A-R silicon mounts wh...
by OmegaZero
Sat Jan 08, 2005 1:47 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Panaflo 80mm - Has anyone used the 12M1A ?
Replies: 22
Views: 5137

Unfortunately I do not have a digital camera (yet)...

My CPU is positioned around at the top center of the motherboard (by the corner of the power supply). It is quite close to the rear exhaust fan and would also be pretty close to the "ceiling" fan if I were to install it.
by OmegaZero
Sat Jan 08, 2005 8:40 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: E-A-R fan mounts and silicone fan gaskets?
Replies: 8
Views: 2589

Thank you =)
by OmegaZero
Sat Jan 08, 2005 5:55 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Panaflo 80mm - Has anyone used the 12M1A ?
Replies: 22
Views: 5137

I must admit, I had under-volting confused with under-clocking. :oops: I'll try that... Any thoughts on my fan comparison? It looks like the 80mm "M" might be the same as the 80mm "L" only running at a higher RPM rate. If so, would setting the "M" speed to match the "L" (leaving the option of higher...
by OmegaZero
Sat Jan 08, 2005 5:49 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: E-A-R fan mounts and silicone fan gaskets?
Replies: 8
Views: 2589

Sorry to bother you guys with this, but where did you get the E-A-R mounts? I found some once a few months ago, but now I need a few more and I can't find them :cry:

~J
by OmegaZero
Fri Jan 07, 2005 4:32 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Panaflo 80mm - Has anyone used the 12M1A ?
Replies: 22
Views: 5137

The only reason I want to keep the airflow the same is to keep the temperature down. If I remove the intake fans, the ambient temperature in the case rises and the CPU temperature goes over the 50C mark. I think I should avoid that. It looks like the 80mm "M" might be the same as the 80mm "L" only r...
by OmegaZero
Fri Jan 07, 2005 3:52 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Panaflo 80mm - Has anyone used the 12M1A ?
Replies: 22
Views: 5137

As I understand it, positive airflow = no dust. My configuration is 2x80mm @ 7v in and 1x80mm @ 7v out. I am hoping that this will alleviate the dust concern. I have not yet changed the stock fan set up (grills are still on). I will certainly do so when I change them. Also, I have done the "incense ...
by OmegaZero
Fri Jan 07, 2005 1:59 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Panaflo 80mm - Has anyone used the 12M1A ?
Replies: 22
Views: 5137

I know that the Zalman is a great cooler (from the reviews here and elsewhere), and it holds my CPU at 50C under full load, which I am happy with. The fans that came with my Wave Master are just a little bit noisier than I'd like though. I am looking at replacing them, but do not want to loose any a...
by OmegaZero
Fri Jan 07, 2005 12:22 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Panaflo 80mm - Has anyone used the 12M1A ?
Replies: 22
Views: 5137

Panaflo 80mm - Has anyone used the 12M1A ?

I have read all of the great reviews on the Panaflo FBA08A12L1A on the site and here in the forum. Unfortunately, 24CFM is not quite enough to replace the 26 CFM fans that are currently in my case. Has anyone used the Panaflo FBA08A12M1A? (32.1CFM, 28dBA) Is it at least on par with it's little broth...