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by continuum
Sat Jul 07, 2007 4:46 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Does Ultra 120 Extreme fit on P5K Deluxe?
Replies: 3
Views: 1479

Yes, it does. www.thermalright.com actually has a pretty decent compatibility list. :)
by continuum
Fri Jul 06, 2007 5:45 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: coupling Scythe Ninja RevB to LGA775
Replies: 9
Views: 2878

The Thermalright kit isn't available either?

home manufacturer... get the appropriate diameter nuts/bolts/washers... I wouldn't worry too much about tension, use your good judgement there. :)
by continuum
Fri Jul 06, 2007 9:59 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: coupling Scythe Ninja RevB to LGA775
Replies: 9
Views: 2878

chienpourri wrote:Just buy a SCURK1 kit for less ~10$
Exactly. That fixes the mounting system issue by removing the push-pins (which are adequate for Intel retail and throughly inadequate for the added weight of the Ninja). :)
by continuum
Thu Jul 05, 2007 7:41 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Website with VGA power consumption charts?
Replies: 12
Views: 3555

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/video/display/geforce8600gts_7.html#sect0 Dude... they already tested power consumption of the cards in the last two reviews, or at least cards essentially IDENTICAL to the ones in those two reviews. Minor differences in clock speed don't do much, especially when the...
by continuum
Thu Jul 05, 2007 7:09 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Do i need a fan controller?
Replies: 4
Views: 1928

Depends how much noise is a concern; you don't need much airflow for your proposed setup. I would go with the 1200rpm SFF12E's if you're noise sensitive, although if you go with a fan controller then grab the faster 1600rpm ones and throttle 'em down as needed.,
by continuum
Thu Jul 05, 2007 7:04 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Are 120mm fans quieter than 92mm [?]
Replies: 18
Views: 5625

I got only 7dBA from the Panasonic catalog, but nobody ever claimed the Panaflo 120mm was quiet - and they have claimed the Panaflo 92mm is quiet! :wink: Sure they have, back in `98 or `99 or so when this whole quiet cooling shebang hit mainstream with the Celeron 300A and I did my Chenbro Genie mo...
by continuum
Tue Jul 03, 2007 12:06 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU for 28 - 32 Harddrives
Replies: 18
Views: 5216

Not really. Traditionally server-grade PSUs are far more overbuilt than their consumer counterparts, and hence can handle higher peak loads... but the Seasonic stuff is already pretty nice, and PCP&C's consumer-marketed stuff isn't exactly server-grade like what I'm used to either...
by continuum
Mon Jul 02, 2007 3:39 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: DVD Burners: IDE or SATA... Which Interface to Use?
Replies: 14
Views: 5745

The ICH7R has one PATA port on it, I didn't think Asus used the JMicron for PATA support til the P965-based boards?

(it's kinda silly if they did, but MB makers often don't make sense...)

Bizarre!

The ICH7R should be fine with SATA opticals.
by continuum
Sun Jul 01, 2007 1:58 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: soft mount vs. performance
Replies: 35
Views: 14455

Seagate has some white papers on this-- soft mounting, at least on older drives (the white paper is fairly old) showed a noticeable worsening of access times, but if you seek silence, it's probably worth the trade-off.

http://www.seagate.com/support/kb/disc/ ... rives.html
by continuum
Sun Jul 01, 2007 1:57 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: DVD Burners: IDE or SATA... Which Interface to Use?
Replies: 14
Views: 5745

If you're on an Intel ICH8 or later board (or nVidia equivalent) I would go SATA. NEC was best of breed til the ND-3550A; nowadays I believe Lite-On, LG, Samsung, Pioneer, have marginally better drives, but the gap is very slim. As Arvo points out each particular model has its own strengths and weak...
by continuum
Sat Jun 30, 2007 1:51 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Intel Stock > Ultra 120+Yate Loon...
Replies: 18
Views: 4705

How are your load temps? Are you using enough paste?
by continuum
Sat Jun 30, 2007 1:50 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 18A on the 12V rail enough for an X1950PRO?
Replies: 8
Views: 2963

It's got dual +12v out, traditionally +12V1 goes to the main ATX connector and peripherials, +12V2 goes to the ATX12V connector... although that's often different these days.

Either way, as you found, I wouldn't have expected any problems... :)
by continuum
Sat Jun 30, 2007 1:31 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Found: the world's quietest production 120mm fan
Replies: 15
Views: 4935

At 150RPM, the heat sink will, for all practical purposes, be purely passive. I don't think the fan will push enough CFM to cool a gnat! Which means this exercise, fascinating as it is, is largely for fun? :D Still to think, all the "fanless" applications that overheat... the ones that need just a ...
by continuum
Fri Jun 29, 2007 2:10 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU for 28 - 32 Harddrives
Replies: 18
Views: 5216

However I hope tha fact that the drives on the controller seem to spin up later than the ones on the mobo will save som power. Yeah, that's what I've personally observed as well... however, as the systems I build generally all have backplanes, I'm not quite sure either. :) PCP&C's are going to be m...
by continuum
Fri Jun 29, 2007 10:48 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PicoPSU in Shuttle SN45G case
Replies: 1
Views: 1860

Since the PicoPSU gets its +12v from the power brick, as long as the power brick can handle it, you should be ok...
by continuum
Fri Jun 29, 2007 10:44 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU for 28 - 32 Harddrives
Replies: 18
Views: 5216

Practical implementation is that the drives will always be powered-on, without a backplane and a direct connection to the PSU instead, the drives will NOT support staggered spin-up. You're talking about +65A @ +12v on startup and +35A or so on the +5v line, which is pretty large for a consumer-grade...
by continuum
Fri Jun 29, 2007 9:53 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: XP120 vs. U120X
Replies: 6
Views: 2043

I would expect you would... you've basically got an Athlon64 with more cache...

http://www.silentpcreview.com/article719-page4.html

Close enough...
by continuum
Fri Jun 29, 2007 9:50 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Mini Ninja spotted
Replies: 106
Views: 73429

Ooooo, nice. Now to wait for reviews, too...
by continuum
Thu Jun 28, 2007 4:05 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Bolt-through versus push-pins at Madshrimps
Replies: 4
Views: 2009

note to self: be happy I have a Ninja rev A and not a Rev B :)
by continuum
Thu Jun 28, 2007 4:03 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU for 28 - 32 Harddrives
Replies: 18
Views: 5216

Staggered spin-up requires backplane support as well, if memory serves. However so long as your controllers are delayed in start, that generally works. http://www.storagereview.com/HD501LJ.sr?page=0%2C5 Shows a bit less than +1A on +5v at startup. 32 drives is quite a lot, although you should be ok ...
by continuum
Wed Jun 27, 2007 4:12 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Chenbro from CeBit 2007
Replies: 4
Views: 3080

oooooooooooooo sweet. :)

PC310 looks very, very good for a microATX chassis. PC617 isn't quite as ambitious as I was hoping, but I think I'll need some more interior shots to verify its construction first...
by continuum
Sat Jun 23, 2007 10:32 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12 II (new revision) - now widely available
Replies: 73
Views: 56777

That kind of fan noise definitely sounds like something you could RMA for, IMHO.
by continuum
Sat Jun 23, 2007 10:30 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Dual-Core PicoPSU Gaming madness? (aka, new version needed?)
Replies: 10
Views: 4215

200W Pico-PSU? Hmmm... I see potential here...
by continuum
Sat Jun 23, 2007 10:26 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Price difference Antec Solo/NSK6000
Replies: 10
Views: 4149

Chris Chan wrote:(The 6000 isn't available in the US as far as I've seen.)
Ahh, that makes sense now...
by continuum
Wed Jun 20, 2007 9:22 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12 II (new revision) - now widely available
Replies: 73
Views: 56777

Mid-July? Hmm, could go well with my planned Q6600...
by continuum
Wed Jun 13, 2007 9:18 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Stromectol no prescription
Replies: 2
Views: 1715

Aspire Q-pack, Antec NSK2400 or NSK3300- or if you need a full-sized ATX MB, the Antec Solo... Or you could buy a Shuttle XPC, the P-series chassis would work. Although with only a single HDD you can get away with almost anything. :D I ran a Chenbro Genie throughout most of college and considered it...
by continuum
Wed Jun 13, 2007 9:13 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja (rev B) and socket 775 temp issue (detailed descript.)
Replies: 25
Views: 10263

markkuk wrote: The marks on the heat compound show that the heatsink base touches only two small areas on the CPU heat spreader.
Try simply using more thermal grease and see what your temps are. The whole spread-it-thin-like-a-razor trick often results in insufficient amounts of thermal grease.
by continuum
Tue Jun 12, 2007 11:50 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Article on PSU size & overkill; irresponsible journalism
Replies: 137
Views: 70507

speaking of questions, i do ask any one who brings the topic of longevity up to show me some statistics/data/calculations/graphs/whatever (that included jonny as well). so far, nothing conclusive. i'll give it more time, i suppose. I have data from our own production as well as customer data here, ...
by continuum
Tue Jun 12, 2007 10:00 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: quiet at high load psu's
Replies: 10
Views: 2504

gb115b wrote:any idea what my idle power requirement would be?

Wibla, it could be that the Q6600 combo with 4GB Ram is suckign down too much juice...
Not much... 150W tops.

Are you sure you're getting enough airflow through the chassis so that the PSU isn't providing a majority of the cooling?
by continuum
Mon Jun 11, 2007 9:27 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Article on PSU size & overkill; irresponsible journalism
Replies: 137
Views: 70507

uhm.... i dunno where people get these ideas from... about PSUs not being able to handle 50%+ loads for the long haul... I can't figure that one out either. A quality PSU is rated to handle up to its continuous load, and unlike cheap pieces of junk, it will actually be able to do so. Period. We hav...