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by sjschwinn
Fri Nov 17, 2006 2:21 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic M12 700 NOT enough for 8800GTX SLI????
Replies: 49
Views: 18024

And if it's peak consumption would be under 150W there wouldn't be any need for two PCIe power connectors! Ever heard of standards compliance? PCI-E 2.0 http://www.pcisig.com/news_room/faqs/pcie2.0_faq/ Here's again 185TDP http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/article.html?art=MTIxOCwyLCxoZW50aHVzaWFzdA== ...
by sjschwinn
Thu Nov 16, 2006 2:36 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic M12 700 NOT enough for 8800GTX SLI????
Replies: 49
Views: 18024

This is interesting: http://www.jonnyguru.com/forums/showthread.php?t=271 According to dear jonny, a psu has to supply a minimum of 60A to the 12V rails in order to certify for 8800GTX in Sli. The M12-700 is excluded because it "only" has 56A on the 12V rails. 720W from just the 12V rail(s)? That s...
by sjschwinn
Thu Nov 16, 2006 10:36 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic M12 700 NOT enough for 8800GTX SLI????
Replies: 49
Views: 18024

From http://www.slizone.com/object/slizone_howtobuild_2.html: Note: These power supply recommendations are based on the following test configurations using standard component clock speeds: Extreme SLI PC Configuration: Dual GeForce 8800 GTX or Dual GeForce 8800 GTS or Dual GeForce 7950GX2 AMD Athlon...
by sjschwinn
Wed Nov 15, 2006 7:58 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic M12 700 NOT enough for 8800GTX SLI????
Replies: 49
Views: 18024

I would go with what nVidia recommends. Spec sheets don't always translate to reality, and I assume nVidia has actually tested those combinations. That's a lot to assume. It's more likely nVidia has some minimum specs they expect a PSU to have (read: listed specs). Another possibility is a manufact...
by sjschwinn
Wed Nov 15, 2006 7:55 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic M12 700 NOT enough for 8800GTX SLI????
Replies: 49
Views: 18024

student wrote:I would go with what nVidia recommends. Spec sheets don't always translate to reality, and I assume nVidia has actually tested those combinations.
That's a lot to assume. It's more likely nVidia has some minimum specs they expect a PSU to have (read: listed specs).
by sjschwinn
Fri Nov 10, 2006 12:43 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Info on Seasonic M12 (and more: V8 and new S12 models)
Replies: 173
Views: 136325

Just a guess...

The M12 seem to have a smaller open arera on the back plate than the S12E+. Closed around the AC connection and power switch. Any idea why? Seems a bit strange to me. This is just a guess, but maybe it's because the 60mm fan changes the airflow in such a way so that particular exhaust area isn't us...
by sjschwinn
Fri Nov 03, 2006 12:14 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: P180 advice (pictures included)
Replies: 11
Views: 3809

Try these...

Try these. Both work for me. The HR-05 works better in a more passive role than does the Jing-Ting.

http://www.jab-tech.com/Jing-Ting-Force ... -3450.html

http://www.jab-tech.com/Thermalright-HR ... -3484.html
by sjschwinn
Thu Oct 12, 2006 3:59 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: P180 + M12 Seasonic?
Replies: 3
Views: 1946

Re: P180 + M12 Seasonic?

If anyone has any additional tips for silencing this rig, or other suggestions for a case/psu combo, I'm all ears. I like modularity, so removable drive bays, rail mounted drives, modular psu cabling, that sort of thing ranks highly with me. There are lots of posts here on modding/silencing the P-1...
by sjschwinn
Thu Oct 12, 2006 3:56 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: P180 + M12 Seasonic?
Replies: 3
Views: 1946

Dito

1. The fat ATX connector (20/22pin) is long enough for most boards. The ATX12v (4/8pin) is not long enough to be routable. 2. no, no 3. no Dito to what he said, with 2 comments: My Antec TP-II 550 didn't have a good reach for efficient routing with the ATX12V either. I bought a sleeved extender for...
by sjschwinn
Thu Oct 12, 2006 3:51 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Speedy, helpful Jab-Tech order
Replies: 5
Views: 9680

Another thumbs-up!

Another thumbs-up for JT. I've bought hundreds of $$$'s worth of accessories from them and have had nothing but positive experiences. Once I ordered 3 $1.25 MOSFET heat-sinks from them and they sent the wrong ones. I sent them an e-mail telling them I got the wrong ones, and they sent the correct on...
by sjschwinn
Wed Oct 11, 2006 6:58 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: UPDATED:Thermalright HR-05/HR-05-SLI : HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 15460

I concur

I also use the HR-05 as a NB cooler in passive mode and it works excellent. (MSI K8 Diamond Plus SLI x16, but I had to make my own bracket to attach it to the MBO.) Unfortunately, the HR-5 SLI didn't exist when I needed it, so I installed the Jing Ting Forcetake as a SB cooler (passive). I modded my...
by sjschwinn
Sat Oct 07, 2006 11:50 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Info on Seasonic M12 (and more: V8 and new S12 models)
Replies: 173
Views: 136325

JonnyGuru has his review up. Looks great except for the price: http://www.jonnyguru.com/ Here is the final peice of the puzzle: "What Seasonic tells me is that there was an issue with high end video cards overloading a single 12V rail. So with Intel's blessing, Seasonic removed the OCP. Technically...
by sjschwinn
Thu Oct 05, 2006 11:00 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Info on Seasonic M12 (and more: V8 and new S12 models)
Replies: 173
Views: 136325

Re: How are the rails used on the Seasonic S-12 650?

Personally, I don't necessarily like the OCL - it makes load balancing more difficult. That said, I wonder how Seasonic can get away with calling this an ATX12V 2.x compliant PSU when it doesn't have the OCLs... IIRC, Intel has long unofficially waived the OCL as a part of the ATX12V standard for a...
by sjschwinn
Thu Oct 05, 2006 10:27 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Info on Seasonic M12 (and more: V8 and new S12 models)
Replies: 173
Views: 136325

Then again in review of 520W Corsair which has identically "three rails" there isn't any difference in ripple between "rails" and: Outside of a few traces zig zagging across PCB, I couldn't find how even 12V1 and 12V2 are separate I explained that away by comparing how he loaded each supposed rail ...
by sjschwinn
Thu Oct 05, 2006 9:06 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Info on Seasonic M12 (and more: V8 and new S12 models)
Replies: 173
Views: 136325

Re: 2 or 4 rails?

Well, this is what I found myself... http://www.jonnyguru.com/PSU/HX620W/index2.htm Exactly. And PC P&C Silencer which is made by Seasonic basing according to XS is officially one rail design and its insides are identical (except heatsinks) with two groups of 12V wires in PCB. http://www.pcpowercoo...
by sjschwinn
Thu Oct 05, 2006 8:58 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Info on Seasonic M12 (and more: V8 and new S12 models)
Replies: 173
Views: 136325

Re: How are the rails used on the Seasonic S-12 650?

12V1 12V2 12V3 12V4 I went to the Seasonic site and could not find info on.. anyone know how the rails are divided up? Based on all the data available, this is what I think: - The main PCB has just 2 12V "rails" - Neither of the 12V "rails" has a 240VA over current limiter ("OCL") - then what exact...
by sjschwinn
Wed Oct 04, 2006 11:17 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Info on Seasonic M12 (and more: V8 and new S12 models)
Replies: 173
Views: 136325

Re: 2 or 4 rails?

Here is what you need. Stay tuned for jonnyguru's review on M-12 700. ;) For now some pictures . Magically those four rails are two. :) The jonnyGURU "review" and pics are very interesting... ... Can anyone either confirm or deny this speculation? Well, this is what I found myself... http://www.jon...
by sjschwinn
Wed Oct 04, 2006 7:11 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Info on Seasonic M12 (and more: V8 and new S12 models)
Replies: 173
Views: 136325

2 or 4 rails?

Here is what you need. Stay tuned for jonnyguru's review on M-12 700. ;) For now some pictures . Magically those four rails are two. :) The jonnyGURU "review" and pics are very interesting... The new ATX12V spec (whatever it's called, exactly) requires that the 4pin processor 12V connector be on a ...
by sjschwinn
Sat Sep 30, 2006 12:32 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Info on Seasonic M12 (and more: V8 and new S12 models)
Replies: 173
Views: 136325

M12-600

I just got my M12-600 and here are a couple thoughts: 1) The 120mm fan is quiet, although my old Antec TPII-550 with a YL fan-mod was smoother sounding. This fan is exactly what was in the older 500-600W models 2) The 60mm fan never runs (though it is in a P180 case) - at least not so far, so I can'...
by sjschwinn
Thu Sep 21, 2006 7:07 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan controller with display
Replies: 7
Views: 3808

Re: Fan controller with display

What do you mean with "flaky"? Read the reviews on NewEgg for the HardCano ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/CustRatingReview.asp?Item=N82E16811999140 ). A simple Google search should show all the problems people have with it. Battery doesn't last, alarm always going off, display colors stop working,...
by sjschwinn
Wed Sep 20, 2006 7:21 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan controller with display
Replies: 7
Views: 3808

Re: Fan controller with display

If I'm gonna hook up the VGA-cooler, I'd like to see what's going on with it. How fast it's turning, the temperature, etc. without needing to use windows-apps (when I need to adjust something I'll probably be gaming, and stuff tends to crash horribly, horribly when I alt-tab in and out of it). So, ...
by sjschwinn
Fri Sep 01, 2006 10:56 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman CNPS9700, 9500's big brother
Replies: 32
Views: 13571

FanMod

McBanjo wrote:But with a fanmod then it's definatly intresting for SPCR-readers as well. Most people here are more or less in DIY-business anyway :-P
Big question is: how easy or hard will the fanmod be? I'd like to see a YL or Nexus120 in there...
by sjschwinn
Thu Aug 31, 2006 3:28 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright Ultra 120 won't make good contact.
Replies: 12
Views: 5260

Re: Thermalright Ultra 120 won't make good contact.

I purchased a Thermalright 120 to replace my SI-120 and I'm getting ridiculously high temperatures. My E6300 at stock speeds and voltage idles at 65C according to Core Temp. When I start dual priming it jumps quickly to over 80C. The Ultra wasn't even warm to the touch. I swapped the heatsink back ...
by sjschwinn
Thu Aug 31, 2006 3:16 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright Ultra 120 won't make good contact.
Replies: 12
Views: 5260

Re: Thermalright Ultra 120 won't make good contact.

I purchased a Thermalright 120 to replace my SI-120 and I'm getting ridiculously high temperatures. My E6300 at stock speeds and voltage idles at 65C according to Core Temp. When I start dual priming it jumps quickly to over 80C. The Ultra wasn't even warm to the touch. I swapped the heatsink back ...
by sjschwinn
Wed Aug 30, 2006 9:51 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Tuniq Tower 120, Thermaltake Big Typhoon, and Scythe Ninja
Replies: 10
Views: 5000

the Thermalright XP-120 should fit since it's only 6.3cm tall (8.8cm with a 25mm thick fan). another choice is the Zalman CNPS-7000 CU/ALCU (the 7700 is too big). Brendan The XP-120 is an excellent HS (though more recent models have surpassed it). The big issue with it is MOBO compatability. It's n...
by sjschwinn
Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:09 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Help upgrading socket 939 for 4400+ X2
Replies: 1
Views: 1385

Re: Help upgrading socket 939 for 4400+ X2

I currently have the Thermaltake CL-P0200 Silent 939 K8 - AMD K8 solution w/ Heatpipe Cooling Tech and I'm looking for something a bit better I have the Antec P180 Case and a dual core 4400+ X2. What would be the best in terms of adequate cooling and lowering noise? I have basically the same setup....
by sjschwinn
Tue Aug 29, 2006 7:26 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Tuniq Tower 120, Thermaltake Big Typhoon, and Scythe Ninja
Replies: 10
Views: 5000

then can you recommend something that'll fit? Brendan Not really. I can't say I'm fully versed in the lower profile coolers - especially those for S478. Tough to find S478 coolers worth anything. Have you looked at the Zalmans/Scythe models? Check here also for recommendations: http://www.madshrimp...
by sjschwinn
Mon Aug 28, 2006 11:38 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Tuniq Tower 120, Thermaltake Big Typhoon, and Scythe Ninja
Replies: 10
Views: 5000

cyberspyder wrote:...Thermalright XP-90 (regular version) ... so can i use the cooler passively? look:
Brendan
Highly unlikely. The Thermalright coolers (except the HR-1) need a fan for active cooling.
by sjschwinn
Mon Aug 28, 2006 6:43 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Tuniq Tower 120, Thermaltake Big Typhoon, and Scythe Ninja
Replies: 10
Views: 5000

oh no no. i didn't mean it that way, i don't OC anyways. just wanted to see if it was true. Brendan Madshrimps did a review a few months ago that showed the TT120 beating the Ninja by a few degrees C, even at moderate airflow, although it's quite obvious the TT120 was optimized for high airflow (>4...