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by TheAtomicKid
Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:18 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright HR-01 Plus, 90degree rotation on 775?
Replies: 3
Views: 1871

Recent experience proves that it's no good with the generic 780i boards from evga/bfg, etc. There's enough constriction near the socket area from caps, etc, that you can't mount the default hardware flush... perhaps with some kind of adapter. It mounts just fine in the normal direction though. Quite...
by TheAtomicKid
Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:38 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: How are the ASUS P43/P45 boards?
Replies: 38
Views: 16307

Currently running an MSI board with a Marvell based NIC on it, on Ubuntu 8.04.. no problems here.. (it's an older board, so your mileage may very)...

Marvell and Broadcom are both good choices though.

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by TheAtomicKid
Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:52 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: smallest mATX case with 12cm Fans @ both Front/Rear?
Replies: 21
Views: 9041

The Silverstone SG04 might also interest you...

http://www.silverstonetek.com/products/ ... H&area=usa

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by TheAtomicKid
Sat Aug 02, 2008 1:59 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Game Rig: in Need of new Keyboard and Speakers
Replies: 12
Views: 4574

I'll throw in my points for the Saitek II as well. Been using one for several months now, and it has a very nice 'feel' to it when typing. Only minor complaint is when gaming, it doesn't handle multiple keypresses very well. It doesn't do anything BAD that I've noticed, but it definitely ignores fou...
by TheAtomicKid
Mon Jul 28, 2008 11:28 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec 300 questions
Replies: 3
Views: 3112

Perhaps this will help...

http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=48290 #1 : Cannot answer #2: About 1/2-3/4ths of an inch. But having done this, I admit it's hard to clean out the psu in this orientation. 3: No. Not enough room with a PSU installed. You'd have to chop out the drive bays. General comments. It's ...
by TheAtomicKid
Sun Jul 27, 2008 12:21 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec 300: Owner Opinion/Amateur Review
Replies: 6
Views: 15081

Minor Update

Hokay. Fiddled around some more with the linux box. Removed the two top fans, and replaced with... nothing. Added two Scythe S-Flex 120x1200rpms into the front mounts, using some nice soft rubber mounts I picked up at www.sidewindercomputers.com Soooo.... we're running positive pressure atm. In theo...
by TheAtomicKid
Tue Jul 22, 2008 1:57 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Tempted by the dark side...
Replies: 7
Views: 1923

Hmm.. thanks for the heads up, Neil/Jaganath

/me ponders.

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by TheAtomicKid
Mon Jul 21, 2008 11:20 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Tempted by the dark side...
Replies: 7
Views: 1923

Tempted by the dark side...

Out of curiousity, has anyone on these forums ever experimented with high flow fans... say... deltas... alongside low voltage mods to run them at reduced speeds? Curious about the resulting sound levels... www.sidewindercomputers.com (no I don't represent, naturally) In particular, they've got some ...
by TheAtomicKid
Mon Jul 21, 2008 7:19 pm
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: 2008 SPCR facility/equipment upgrades: hemi-anechoic chamber
Replies: 151
Views: 248687

Ahh, I'm seeing a previous post on the issue of air now... apparently I missed the second page when following the thread.

Just be careful in there :)

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by TheAtomicKid
Mon Jul 21, 2008 2:34 pm
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: 2008 SPCR facility/equipment upgrades: hemi-anechoic chamber
Replies: 151
Views: 248687

Oh yes. One hopefully very helpful suggestion here. Take the time to calculate the volume of air in the room, and how long it can sustain a human being/beings over time without becoming 'fouled'... If you're going to close the door, make sure you set a stopwatch or something to remember to open the ...
by TheAtomicKid
Mon Jul 21, 2008 2:29 pm
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: 2008 SPCR facility/equipment upgrades: hemi-anechoic chamber
Replies: 151
Views: 248687

Thankyou, Mike. You're going to a crapload of trouble here, just to give us better testing for the reviews. I for one, appreciate the hell out of it. Was going to make a construction suggestion here.. then realized after I got to about the third paragraph, that you have interior assembly mostly fini...
by TheAtomicKid
Tue May 27, 2008 9:57 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Three Hundred
Replies: 14
Views: 23864

And here was my opinion, a few days ago. It's definitely a nice effort from Antec. http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=48290 Oh yeah, when I had it installed, it fit my evga 8800GTS/320 ACS3 with room to spare. No problems. TAK PS: Yeah, it would have been nice if they'd just made i...
by TheAtomicKid
Sun May 25, 2008 8:08 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec 300: Owner Opinion/Amateur Review
Replies: 6
Views: 15081

Alas, I must apologize. No pics because... well, no camera. Perhaps someday. Negative/Positive pressure... Negative pressure means there's more air trying to exit the case due to fans, than there is actively trying to come into the case due to fans. Perhaps if you only have a psu, or a psu and a cas...
by TheAtomicKid
Thu May 22, 2008 9:05 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec 300: Owner Opinion/Amateur Review
Replies: 6
Views: 15081

Antec 300: Owner Opinion/Amateur Review

I've installed a couple of different setups into this case now, over the last couple of months, as I fuss with my systems in an attempt to appease my sense of inner happiness. System 1: My old socket 939 MSI Neo4 platinum setup, complete with a scythe ninja (a), and a western digital caviar 400, and...
by TheAtomicKid
Sun Nov 25, 2007 2:38 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: computer desk case, P5S800-VM, Celeron 330 (very quiet PC)
Replies: 5
Views: 5262

Outta curiousity, what desk is that? I've been keeping an eye out for something similar (corner build, large surface, no keyboard tray cause I hate em), and your's looks like it'd fit the build, or something similar. Given todays prices, I'm actually tempted to try my hand at making one, instead. At...
by TheAtomicKid
Mon Nov 12, 2007 9:54 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: HDD server case recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 3121

To answer the question, it fits atx psu's just fine. As far as I know, that's the default config.. the redundant psu pictured on the site, is optional, if I understand correctly. Anyways mine came from the egg fitted for an atx, which I filled with a pc power and cooling turbocool 510 sli... regrett...
by TheAtomicKid
Mon Nov 12, 2007 9:47 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fans: suck or blow for cooling hard drives (pics)
Replies: 7
Views: 3113

My guess is, it's because the 120's are pulling part of their airflow from around the sides of the drive cage. On the 'far' side of the drivecage, at the front of the case, the material (steel, I think) is perforated to allow airflow, and of course the nearside is somewhat open between the side of t...
by TheAtomicKid
Sun Nov 11, 2007 8:53 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: HDD server case recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 3121

Chenbro has several nice selections. Not horribly expensive, and mine (an SR107), is fairly quiet in terms of the case, as well. Mind you, the pc power and cooling psu is a bit taxing on the ears, but I don't have the money to spare to just replace it, vs other things that need money spent on them. ...
by TheAtomicKid
Sat Aug 11, 2007 6:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Audio(phile?) / Hi-Fi Questions...
Replies: 116
Views: 41396

This site might have some useful articles/info for you...

http://www.audioholics.com/

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by TheAtomicKid
Thu Jul 26, 2007 1:15 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: mini-itx for Core 2 Dou with G965 & PCIe x16 !!!
Replies: 11
Views: 3230

My suspicion is they're simply getting too verbose in their description... I can't think of a reason/way for a pcie slot to be restricted like that. Now I could see the onboard video being permanently 'on'... all you have to do is remove the bios option/board jumper to turn it off... but to be able ...
by TheAtomicKid
Thu Jul 26, 2007 6:05 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: mini-itx for Core 2 Dou with G965 & PCIe x16 !!!
Replies: 11
Views: 3230

Re: mini-itx for Core 2 Dou with G965 & PCIe x16 !!!

I wonder if that x16 slot will support discrete graphics? Intel® Q965 VGA with PCI-e (x16) expansion slot to support additional DVI/LVDS/VGA interface for dual independent display. Anyway, that's about the most powerful mini-itx mobo I've seen.[/quote] Need to look closer... Integrated VGA Intel® ...
by TheAtomicKid
Sun Jun 24, 2007 8:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Good sound card?
Replies: 36
Views: 11781

I own a m-audio revolution 7.1 and I must say, the output is quite good. If you need a pure gaming solution where everything else is secondary, stick with creative labs. I myself, am a step down from that. I game, but it's not my be-all end-all. I listen to music and... primarily... watch lots of an...
by TheAtomicKid
Sun Jun 10, 2007 10:36 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Need ideas/suggestion
Replies: 2
Views: 2139

In open air, that raptor will be extremely noticeable during seeks, even suspended. I'd recommend finding a smartdrive, or SOMETHING, to put it inside, to dampen the noise. Make sure what you use is rated for 15k drives though, the raptor definitely gets warm if you dont get airflow over it, so the ...
by TheAtomicKid
Sun May 06, 2007 5:58 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Abit F-I90HD Fatal1ty: HDMI -> DVI & resolution
Replies: 10
Views: 4737

You definitely don't need a dual-link cable for 1680x1050... I'm using such a setup now with a single link dvi.

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by TheAtomicKid
Thu May 03, 2007 2:49 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Temperature problem with X850XT
Replies: 3
Views: 1616

Assuming you guys are comfortable with it, check the assembly on the x850xt... recently I was using an x800xl for a while... it was fine at first... then it started crapping out on WoW after a couple of months. I couldn't figure it. Then I checked the temps with ati tray tool, and discovered it was ...
by TheAtomicKid
Wed Apr 25, 2007 12:57 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Video card dilemma, need help/advice!
Replies: 6
Views: 2698

XFX makes some nice passive setups, up to and including 7900 series stuffs.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductLi ... der=PRICED

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by TheAtomicKid
Mon Apr 09, 2007 11:49 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: AGP x850pro died, time for new system. Advice?
Replies: 13
Views: 2962

Will $77.99 plus the cost of your new video card sway you? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813123257 Been pondering this little jewel myself, but can't really excuse it, as I'd also need chip, memory, etc, to set it up as a second system. But dang it's got 'neat' factor all ove...
by TheAtomicKid
Wed Oct 04, 2006 9:15 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Looking For A Classy MicroATX Case
Replies: 9
Views: 3434

You might check out the Silverstone tj08... http://www.silverstonetek.com/products-tj08.htm It won't be very cheap though. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811163058 If you like the shuttle xpc style cases, check out the sg01 evolution... newegg carries those as well. try micro-a...
by TheAtomicKid
Mon Sep 18, 2006 8:12 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Totally unoriginal Evercase 4252
Replies: 7
Views: 4268

Positive pressure designs tend to collect less dust due to the fact that the air comes into the case through a single location... key here is to filter that intake. If you don't, you'll get approximately the same amount of dust in the case. The nice thing is, if you do filter it, the positive pressu...
by TheAtomicKid
Wed Sep 13, 2006 12:25 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU behavior when dying...?
Replies: 6
Views: 3766

Oh yeah

If you're PSU is overloaded.. say a weakish psu tryin to power a high powered graphics solution... or worse, SLI... it will give you those same issues, especially troublesome when you fire up 3d mode graphics. Even if the PSU is good, such a situation will rapidly lead to a real failure if you conti...