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by aztec
Thu Aug 13, 2009 9:37 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Looking for good HTPC case with slim Depth!
Replies: 27
Views: 17777

nice! square power/reset buttons look clunky though. I thought they were round from Computex pics. http://www.pcgameshardware.com/aid,687393/Silverstone-introduces-new-cases-Raven-2-Fortress-FT02-and-GD04/News/&menu=browser&image_id=1143581&article_id=687393&show=original Is that the final model/rev...
by aztec
Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:45 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Looking for good HTPC case with slim Depth!
Replies: 27
Views: 17777

I'm in for that GD04.

I was about to get the 2480, but this thing has smaller volume and 3x 120mm fans to boot. Wondering about fan placement though, but the all black front will match my components much better.
by aztec
Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:39 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 50267

bring ISA, AGP, ATA and floppy back!

there's no need for the typical user for any faster interfaces! :oops:
by aztec
Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:11 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 50267

People complaining about storage capacity are missing the point. And if you haven't tried it and seen the difference, you may wish to consider your lack of hands-on experience when stating your opinions.... EXACTLY! Its getting tiring to raed people whine about every little bump SSD experiences. Th...
by aztec
Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:40 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 50267

I wish they had some equivalent of the "Cash for Clunkers" incetive for Hard Drives. :D

"Trade in your Clunking, Mega-Watt Consuming Magnetic Drive for a NEW, tree-hugging, Eco-Friendly, Star Wars-Efficient SSD Drive!"
by aztec
Tue Jul 28, 2009 1:40 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: any other desktop/htpc cases with 120mm fans?
Replies: 3
Views: 1266

It looks like I'm SOL, and will probably end up with the 2480. The Fusion or NSK1480 would have been great.

Unfortunately, either can't take full length/height vid cards, like my GTX - which I'll be using for gaming.

Thanks!
by aztec
Mon Jul 27, 2009 2:02 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel LGA775 Low Profile Heatsink Roundup
Replies: 38
Views: 20663

Alpine 11 Pro should be interesting as well...but as pcy mentions. the LOW 7000 should be one to watch.
by aztec
Mon Jul 27, 2009 2:44 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: any other desktop/htpc cases with 120mm fans?
Replies: 3
Views: 1266

any other desktop/htpc cases with 120mm fans?

was intent on getting the nsk2400/2480, but after seeing it in person, its a bit big. Lian-Li has a realy nice one wit the 140mm fan inside, but that's even larger. Anything else out there with 120mm fan mounts? I wanted to go with larger fans as I will be using this box as a HTPC and for gaming. Th...
by aztec
Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:59 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Really quiet gaming PC (Antec NSK 2480)
Replies: 6
Views: 22176

sorry to bump the thread....but I'm just curious. can you mount a 120mm fan on the SI-128 and still cose/cover the case?

thanks!
by aztec
Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:32 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: First HTPC - NSK2480
Replies: 11
Views: 6601

I was thinking of the Krylon, but the Black Satin finish instead.

1000 grit, sanded once? then spray?

Also, any idea if a full length card like a GTX 275 would fit in there?

Thanks!
by aztec
Thu Jul 16, 2009 12:03 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How are the current batches of the Velociraptors?
Replies: 5
Views: 1642

What a stupid place I live in. 300GB version is >$350 here. 150Gb is <$240. When I got mine the USD/PLN rate was a little better so it didn't hurt that much. Still tho, it was mighty spensive :( GRRR... $185 WITHOUT REBATES. :D http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?sku=A2032299&cs=1...
by aztec
Thu Jul 16, 2009 2:04 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec ISK-300 Mini-ITX Case
Replies: 86
Views: 61891

MikeC,

did you get any indication from Antec when the ISK400 would be released in the US?

Thanks and great review!
by aztec
Wed Jul 15, 2009 11:56 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How are the current batches of the Velociraptors?
Replies: 5
Views: 1642

Yes. Newegg and even TigerDirect has had very recent sales where the 300GB version was at $199 and even lower with rebate and using Bing for example.

Great. Thanks for the feedback kater.
by aztec
Wed Jul 15, 2009 7:17 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How are the current batches of the Velociraptors?
Replies: 5
Views: 1642

How are the current batches of the Velociraptors?

Specifically the WD3000HLFS I'm upgrading an aging Spinpoint T1 and finally getting my NAS setup, so I don't need much space. Are there still inconsistencies as with the earlier batches? whine/clicking/heat, etc? Or has WD sorted this out with the newests releases? Thanks for any input. *I was think...
by aztec
Tue Jul 14, 2009 12:40 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: ZOMBO the HTPC! Ultra-tidy-passive-cooled-monster build!
Replies: 20
Views: 15497

man...i really wish they had released the all black version here in the US. :?

I'm about to build and HTPC, and this si the perfect case, unfortunately the silver doesn't macth any of my components.
by aztec
Wed Jun 24, 2009 1:51 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec ISK 300 Mini-ITX case
Replies: 115
Views: 89577

Does anyone have any specs on the isk 400 case? I think it was announced with this case, but I can't seem to find any information on it anywhere... does anyone have links to pics of the 400? 4 drive bays! even if that means 3x 2.5" bays, you could probably mod to fit 2x 3.5" if you do away with the...
by aztec
Wed Jun 24, 2009 1:01 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec ISK 300 Mini-ITX case
Replies: 115
Views: 89577

Stevenh wrote:Does anyone have any specs on the isk 400 case? I think it was announced with this case, but I can't seem to find any information on it anywhere...
does anyone have links to pics of the 400? 4 drive bays!
by aztec
Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:54 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: silencing a tivo with a HD502HI
Replies: 5
Views: 3296

if you decide to upgrade the HD, I suggest you look into the 1TB WD10EVCS or the EVVCS. The EVCS is being discontinued, but the EVVCS is its natural replacement, less cache, butthat doesn't matter for the TIVO. very silent drive. I've been running one for almost 1 year now with no problems. *I gotta...
by aztec
Sat Jun 20, 2009 2:50 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung EcoGreen F2 500GB / platter is out!
Replies: 110
Views: 69675

great review as always MikeC!
by aztec
Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:45 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2.5" 500GB drive roundup, with noise and power measurem
Replies: 2
Views: 1870

the Seagate the only single-platter, 7200rpm drive in this roundup. :(

Anyone else make a single-platter, 7200 RPM that's 250GB or 320GB?
by aztec
Sun May 31, 2009 11:11 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: What 120 mm fan is a better choice ?
Replies: 14
Views: 8537

I finally got the 1000RPM Kama-Flex installed. They are quieter than the normal Slipstreams @1000RPM. They are probably close to the S-Flex. Sorry...nothing more scientific, just my subjective judgement. I'm happy with them as intake/exuast @1000RPM as my PC is under the desk, its summer in Vegas, a...
by aztec
Thu May 28, 2009 8:24 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Lian Li PC-Q07 ... Mini ITX
Replies: 82
Views: 133648

how about mouting an SFX PSU in there? those SFX --> ATX came with older Lian-Li cases didn't they?
by aztec
Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:24 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: What 120 mm fan is a better choice ?
Replies: 14
Views: 8537

Sycthe's naming schemes are getting more and more confusing. I actually just ordered 2x 120mm Kama-FLEX fans last night. (1000RPM) So...if we go by the naming logic....its a hyrbid of the Kama-Flow and S-FLEX. :shock: I have tired the S-Flex and the SlipStreams. I'll post back on subjective results....
by aztec
Mon Apr 13, 2009 1:37 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Fujitsu MHZ2320BJ - Single platter?
Replies: 0
Views: 846

Fujitsu MHZ2320BJ - Single platter?

Can anyone confirm if this drive is a single-platter?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6822116160

I haven't found confirmation or any info from the Fujitsu datasheet.

Thanks for any help!
by aztec
Tue Mar 17, 2009 1:25 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Has anyone tested Scythe's 120mm KAMA FLEX fans?
Replies: 8
Views: 4577

any new reports on the 1000RPM Kama Flex?

Thanks!

It would be nice to see it go head-on with the Nexus.
by aztec
Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:47 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: More confused than ever - "best" quiet gaming card
Replies: 35
Views: 9774

GTX 260 and this.

http://www.arctic-cooling.com/catalog/p ... anguage=en

I run an 1680 x 1050 also, and for ceratin FPS games...a 260 is definitely NOT overkill.
by aztec
Mon Mar 09, 2009 6:43 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec ISK 300 Mini-ITX case
Replies: 115
Views: 89577

anyting else come out of the ISK300?

The pic from Akiba looks like 2x 80mm fans. If so...this will be my next ITX case.

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by aztec
Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:04 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung EcoGreen F2 500GB / platter is out!
Replies: 110
Views: 69675

I'm still waiting for a single-platter 500GB 7200RPm from either WD or Samsung. The new generation HDs are quiet enough for me, even at 7200RPM.