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by warriorpoet
Wed Oct 26, 2005 5:01 pm
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: Arctic Cooling NV Silencer 5 Rev.3
Replies: 50
Views: 45737

Arctic Cooling NV Silencer 5 Rev.3

I started with a Leadtek 6800GT PCI-E in a system full of mostly overclocked high-performance low-noise devices, so temps were reading high. In fact, they were so high I was beginning to suspect inaccurate temperature diodes. Here's the pertinent componentry of the initial setup, followed by origina...
by warriorpoet
Wed Oct 26, 2005 2:53 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Arctic Cooling NV Silencer 5 Rev. 3 Impressions
Replies: 5
Views: 1911

Arctic Cooling NV Silencer 5 Rev. 3 Impressions

Hey guys, Since so many of you have expressed an interest in this particular cooler, I'd feel bad keeping it to myself. Keep in mind that this is the cooler used by ASUS on their Extreme N7800 GTX TOP, I just decided to use it on a 6800GT instead of the more popular (here) Zalman VF700. In case you ...
by warriorpoet
Tue Oct 18, 2005 12:22 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: I just ordered a NV Silencer 5 Rev.3...
Replies: 8
Views: 2467

My pleasure. If you still want the ABit, here's where I got it: ABit AN8 Ultra.
by warriorpoet
Mon Oct 17, 2005 12:32 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: I just ordered a NV Silencer 5 Rev.3...
Replies: 8
Views: 2467

warriorpoet, could you please share your experiences with the mobo? I have read conflicting reports about this Abit mobo, some say it is a fine overclocker, others say it sucks (unstable even without overclocking). I'd like to know in order to recommend it (or not) for a new PC in an office. For th...
by warriorpoet
Sun Oct 16, 2005 7:59 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: I just ordered a NV Silencer 5 Rev.3...
Replies: 8
Views: 2467

The Fatal1ty is a higher performance version (higher fan speed = higher noise/heat disipation), and since I overclock my stuff as far as I can, this is the only version I considered. It also matches my (red) Abit board, although that's about the furthest thing from my mind (enough red LED is enough ...
by warriorpoet
Sun Oct 16, 2005 7:36 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: I just ordered a NV Silencer 5 Rev.3...
Replies: 8
Views: 2467

I just ordered a NV Silencer 5 Rev.3...

So if anyone wants to hear my impressions, I'll be happy to post them in about a week. I was torn between this and the Fatal1ty version of the Zalman VF700 series, but decided for the AC because of the price (cheaper by eight dollars), and impressions I've received from a week's worth of forum hoppi...
by warriorpoet
Sun Oct 16, 2005 6:35 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P150 mid-tower case w/ Neo HE 430 PSU
Replies: 206
Views: 158831

AntecRep wrote:As always don't tell me, I wanted it in black. Go to:
http://www.antec.com/us/info_suggestionForm.php

and put your input there. The higher ups do read it.
Thanks, noted...and...done
by warriorpoet
Mon Oct 10, 2005 2:01 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja v. SI-120 in a SLK3000B
Replies: 6
Views: 2560

Sorry it took so long. I had to battle through a bad PSU (I hate SmartPowers...), a bad WinXP install and a finicky mobo to post this (yes, this is my first day fully stable). Anywho, after my SP400 died I was suckered into purchasing one of those nifty Neo HE500 jobbies by the Best Buy guy, and alt...
by warriorpoet
Mon Sep 26, 2005 3:58 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja v. SI-120 in a SLK3000B
Replies: 6
Views: 2560

Well, since there was no immediate response (and my wife's system took a premature dump), I decided to go with this spec: mobo: Abit AN8 Ultra cpu: Athlon64 3200+ (A6 stepping) heatsink: Thermalright SI-120 w/ Nexus Real Quiet fan case: Antec SLK3800B (w/400w SmartPower 2.0 PSU) ...and the shocker v...
by warriorpoet
Sun Sep 25, 2005 6:05 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja v. SI-120 in a SLK3000B
Replies: 6
Views: 2560

Ninja v. SI-120 in a SLK3000B

Given the location of the supplimentary intake, which cooler is the better option? The Ninja seems to (slightly) outperform the XP -120 in a typical tower configuration, but I've seen no comparison with the new SI-120, nor have I seen them compared in a TAC case. One thing that concerns me a bit abo...
by warriorpoet
Thu Aug 11, 2005 4:36 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Hmmm...7800GT
Replies: 8
Views: 2597

Hmmm...7800GT

Check out these performance and power consumption numbers HERE
I think I've found my next vidcard (now to find $400...) :D
by warriorpoet
Wed Jul 27, 2005 6:16 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: finally, my computer is almost silent!
Replies: 8
Views: 3532

If you want silent without dropping $200+ on a new vidcard, I've read good things about this Silent VGA Heatpipe Cooler
by warriorpoet
Tue Jul 26, 2005 6:07 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 1st post/ Request for advice on The Well- Rounded Tweak
Replies: 15
Views: 2995

Alright, I have yet to get a satisfactory answer from anyone (including ABIT), so my brother is getting this one in a Centurion 5 (lucky fishpoo). I'm going to hold on until crossfire (less noise/power/heat w/ ATI). I've yet to see an Xfire board proposal w/ a heatpipe.
by warriorpoet
Sun Jul 24, 2005 5:42 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Making Quiet Silent
Replies: 15
Views: 3990

I've heard some good things about this VGA cooler, but I have no personal experience.
I second the vote for Nexus fans. They put the hurt on heat (and noise) in my current machine. Here's to hoping they do it as effectively in my next rig...
by warriorpoet
Sun Jul 24, 2005 5:29 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 1st post/ Request for advice on The Well- Rounded Tweak
Replies: 15
Views: 2995

I've been a lurker here for awhile but I decided to sign up, just to throw in my $.02. That Abit board has a heatpipe, right? The Lian li mounts the Motherboard up side down. Doesn't this render the heatpipe nearly useless? I recently got an asus an8-sli premium. NOT because I intend to run SLI but...
by warriorpoet
Thu Jul 21, 2005 7:42 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 1st post/ Request for advice on The Well- Rounded Tweak
Replies: 15
Views: 2995

OK, how perfect is this? Work just called (day off), and I'm getting a (small) bonus! WooHoo! Anywho, check out the new (improved) spec. Case: Lian-Li PC V-1000B/ V-1100B Mobo: ABIT AN8 Ultra CPU: A64 3000+ Heatsink: xp-90c Video: Sapphire x850xt HDD: 200 Gb Samsung SATA II Optical: NEC Dual-Layer B...
by warriorpoet
Thu Jul 21, 2005 5:19 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 1st post/ Request for advice on The Well- Rounded Tweak
Replies: 15
Views: 2995

I really appreciate your suggestions. Iron sharpens iron, right? If SLI is going to be a huge heat/noise source, then I don't really want to go that way. As far as sound is concerned, I usually go on-board (especially w/ ABIT's 7.1/ off-board card solution). What is the problem with the Neo4-F? I've...
by warriorpoet
Wed Jul 20, 2005 3:57 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 1st post/ Request for advice on The Well- Rounded Tweak
Replies: 15
Views: 2995

My bro just gave me some ideas (dangerous, those). Here's his suggestion:

Mobo: MSI Neo4-F
CPU: A64 3000+
Video: Sapphire x850xt
Case/PSU: Centurion 5/ 380w PSU

My beef? I get a little nervous about that included PSU. Is SLI worth it over that spec? I wonder...
by warriorpoet
Wed Jul 20, 2005 2:32 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 1st post/ Request for advice on The Well- Rounded Tweak
Replies: 15
Views: 2995

This is a semi-final list of components that I am using to build my personal system. If something better is recommended (within reason), I'll amend my list, and use components already purchased to complete builds for my friends/family. I am a fairly experienced system builder (20+ builds thus far), ...
by warriorpoet
Wed Jul 20, 2005 11:16 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 1st post/ Request for advice on The Well- Rounded Tweak
Replies: 15
Views: 2995

1st post/ Request for advice on The Well- Rounded Tweak

Hey guys. I wanted to get your input on my new system build. I'm on a tight budget, so no "you should get an A64 X2 4800+ with an ultra quiet 7800GTX with a custom passive cooler in a custom p180" m'kay? ;) Anywho, this machine is going to be used primarily for gaming/school/kids, so it needs to be ...