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by elpibe10
Wed Nov 12, 2008 4:57 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 4850e/HR01Plus Passive?
Replies: 14
Views: 5675

Derek Baker wrote:Thanks to all those who posted.

Been running it passive for a few days now: no apparent problems.
Hi, I'm keen to do the same. What's your idle temp like ?
by elpibe10
Wed Jun 25, 2008 4:46 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: New Atom based D945GLCF
Replies: 7
Views: 7098

@ elpibe, Incredible boxes you have there. That's a small fortune! The black Altium VR1000 is one nice case. Thanks :) I'm currently contemplating whether to add the WiNDy Cube Energy MC3 to my collection. Would love to have a NAS at home although I don't really need it :? -------------------------...
by elpibe10
Wed Jun 25, 2008 12:19 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: New Atom based D945GLCF
Replies: 7
Views: 7098

Re: New Atom based D945GLCF

You may want to consider getting this awesome Mini ITX case for your new build :idea: : http://www3.soldam.co.jp/cube_case/mc3/images/design/ex_06.jpg http://www3.soldam.co.jp/cube_case/mc3/ ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Click http://img.photobucket.co...
by elpibe10
Sat Jun 07, 2008 6:20 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: SI-128SE x Zipang x Noctua NH-C12P x other down-blowers
Replies: 20
Views: 6230

I've tried SI-128, SI-128SE, Andy and Noctua NH-C12P and the one with the best performance is the SI-128SE. It easily beats the Andy by 2 to 3 deg C * and the Noctua by 1 to 2 deg C * * tested with Scythe Kaze Jyuni 800rpm fan (installed inside a case) There are a lot of people out there who are con...
by elpibe10
Sun Jun 01, 2008 9:56 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Sythe Zipang 14cm fan "blow-down" CPU cooler
Replies: 17
Views: 10447

6 to 9 deg C higher than a TRUE and 2 deg C higher (& 2 dBA noisier) than an Andy That's really poor for a heatsink of such size and price. :!: Welcome to my WiNDy House of Soldam : http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v680/elpibe10/AltiumVR1000BK-Interiorsmall.jpg http://www.freewebs.com/elpibe10/
by elpibe10
Wed May 14, 2008 4:26 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: I went too far and damaged my video card
Replies: 8
Views: 3570

well, wouldnt underclocking without undervolting be like overvolting without overclocking? Makes sense to me :idea: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Click http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v680/elpibe10/AltiumVR1000BK-Interiorsmall.jpg to visit my WiNDy ...
by elpibe10
Sun May 11, 2008 12:08 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Western Digital GP 500GB vs. 1TB
Replies: 4
Views: 2737

BUMP. Wondering the same. 500gb is one platter but at the same time StableTracâ„¢ is not available on 500gb and I wonder what difference it makes. 500GB has 2 x 250GB platters. 1TB has 4. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Click http://img.photobucket.com/...
by elpibe10
Mon May 05, 2008 4:16 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: A Shelf-type Noctua HSF (strong XP-90 lookalike)
Replies: 30
Views: 9294

Nice looking CPU heatsink.

I'm definitely going to get one if it performs better than TR SI-128SE.

... hope to see a review here soon :wink:


Welcome to my WiNDy House of Soldam :

http://www.freewebs.com/elpibe10/
by elpibe10
Tue Apr 22, 2008 7:02 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Black Beauty using Soldam ALCADIA ZR2000 SSV case
Replies: 12
Views: 11745

Replaced the PSU with an FSP Zen 400 and my rig is even quieter than before. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v680/elpibe10/ZR2000SSV-FSPZen400.jpg It is now practicaly inaudible 1 metre from where I'm sitting in an air-conditioned room. :D Welcome to my WiNDy House of Soldam : http://img.photobuck...
by elpibe10
Sat Apr 05, 2008 6:56 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: SVC.com- Very disapointing. Will not shop there again.
Replies: 17
Views: 11184

I didn't, that's why I asked for the back story. I figured that someone in the retails sales business wouldn't be that nasty without some sort of good reason. I've already mentioned earlier that it was just an uneventful online order placement followed by an e-mail confirmation of the order from th...
by elpibe10
Fri Apr 04, 2008 5:21 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: SVC.com- Very disapointing. Will not shop there again.
Replies: 17
Views: 11184

I believe it was a joke, sort of. But I think there was a serious point there. If you live in a place that SVC does not sell to, then you would get refused a sale. Also, if you have a bad credit history or a history of challenging credit charges, the order might be declined. I think most of you mis...
by elpibe10
Fri Apr 04, 2008 4:56 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: SVC.com- Very disapointing. Will not shop there again.
Replies: 17
Views: 11184

Michael Sandstrom wrote:Hello elpibe10,

When you tried to order from endpcnoise.com did you list "out of this world" as your shipping address? If so I am not sure which carrier ships to that location.
Is that a joke ? Of course I didn't do that. LOL ... :lol:
by elpibe10
Thu Apr 03, 2008 7:40 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: SVC.com- Very disapointing. Will not shop there again.
Replies: 17
Views: 11184

Re: SVC.com- Very disapointing. Will not shop there again.

There's obviously more to the story than just this one email. Where you trying to order a bunch of Thermaltake stuff from them? Why don't you fill in the details a bit. There isn't any. It was just a simple online order placement worth about US$110 followed by an e-mail confirmation of the order an...
by elpibe10
Wed Apr 02, 2008 3:58 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Has anyone seen the Asus P5E-V HDMI mobo?
Replies: 4
Views: 2723

It's available here in Singapore but no one seems to be buying.

Shops that carry it are practically stuck with it.
by elpibe10
Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:59 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: SVC.com- Very disapointing. Will not shop there again.
Replies: 17
Views: 11184

Re: SVC.com- Very disapointing. Will not shop there again.

SVC.com- Very disapointing. Will not shop there again. SVC.com disappointing ? Wait till you try endpcnoise.com !!! This is their reply to me a while back : "Upon careful review, the security department made the decision to cancel your order. We are not interested in your business at this time. You...
by elpibe10
Mon Mar 17, 2008 5:22 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Cool and Quiet HD3870 X2.....??
Replies: 4
Views: 1939

What about water cooling it ? I have the exact same Sapphire 3870X2 and the temp at max load never exceed 51 deg C (idles at 38 deg C) :

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by elpibe10
Tue Mar 11, 2008 5:13 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Whats the best FANLESS PSU?????
Replies: 13
Views: 5172

Re: Whats the best FANLESS PSU?????

belkincp wrote:whihc one is the best?
None of the above.

I'd pick the FSP Zen 400 without any hesitation.
by elpibe10
Sat Mar 08, 2008 4:22 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: help needs to build with build pc with D201GLY motherboard
Replies: 2
Views: 1348

Re: help needs to build with build pc with D201GLY motherboa

Take a look at mine here :

http://forums.vr-zone.com/showthread.ph ... 744&page=2

Mine is the D21GLY2 but I doubt there are any significant differences.
by elpibe10
Mon Mar 03, 2008 4:37 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Enermax Modu82+ 625 Review
Replies: 117
Views: 85708

Wanted to purchase the 425W version after reading Mike's review but can't seem to find it anywhere on the net.

Newegg has the 625W but they're charging above MSRP !
by elpibe10
Sat Mar 01, 2008 12:13 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New 80Plus Categories
Replies: 7
Views: 2717

dhanson865 wrote:The king of the Bronze level is FSP (Fortron Source/Epsilon)
Shouldn't it be the FSP Zen 400 ?
by elpibe10
Thu Feb 21, 2008 12:31 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: FSP Zen400 Fanless PSU. Whiney at all?
Replies: 6
Views: 2354

I'm using the FSP Zen 400 and it is absolutely silent. Excellent stuff.
by elpibe10
Tue Jan 29, 2008 3:58 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Has anyone tried cooling a Merom with an HR-05 IFX?
Replies: 5
Views: 2127

It may not be the same but I guess it is quite similar. I've a HR-05 IFX on a Celeron-equipped Intel D201GLY2 Mini-ITX mainboard :

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More pics here :

http://forums.vr-zone.com/showpost.php? ... stcount=10
by elpibe10
Sun Jan 27, 2008 5:16 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Western Digital GP WD5000AACS any quieter than WD7500AACS?
Replies: 4
Views: 4133

That's weird that the seek noises are rated as louder for the 500GB one. Maybe the added density of the extra platters deadens the seek noise a bit? Or perhaps its the louder idle noise that is masking the seek noise a bit? -Ed It's because the 500GB version doesn't have this : StableTracâ„¢ - The ...
by elpibe10
Thu Jan 24, 2008 6:27 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec 850W Quattro noise level
Replies: 7
Views: 3278

I thought if the fan points upwards, the air has nowhere to go in the PSU compartment at the bottom of the P180. I thought it should blow air out the back. I could return this one, but i ordered from Dell. So they charge 15% restocking fee and i have to pay shipping costs. :( I think you're mistake...
by elpibe10
Mon Jan 07, 2008 6:49 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: swap Scythe S-Flex for new Slipstream fan?
Replies: 31
Views: 11851

gb115b wrote:what slipstream model did you use?
800rpm version. Finally able to do without any fan controller. :D
by elpibe10
Mon Jan 07, 2008 3:18 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: swap Scythe S-Flex for new Slipstream fan?
Replies: 31
Views: 11851

Yes, do it. I can assure you that you'll be glad you did. I switched from S-Flex E to Minebea Low to Slipstream (all running at 800rpm) and have observed lower noise and better temps with each round of change. Be prepared to replace the fans annually though as sleeve-bearing fans get noisy rather qu...
by elpibe10
Tue Dec 11, 2007 4:31 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic M12-II Series
Replies: 9
Views: 4452

They're now available at Newegg :

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817151057

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817151056

Unfortunately, prices are really steep :evil:
by elpibe10
Wed Dec 05, 2007 3:24 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 2900xt wb compatibility with 3870 ?
Replies: 1
Views: 1142

Re: 2900xt wb compatibility with 3870 ?

oguzokay wrote:Does anyone has an idea whether a 2900xt waterblock would fit on a 3870 ?
No, it won't fit.
by elpibe10
Mon Nov 26, 2007 6:06 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Black Beauty using Soldam ALCADIA ZR2000 SSV case
Replies: 12
Views: 11745

Like that would ever happen I'm sure that the weak dollar combined with case costs and shipping would be insane :oops: My estimation ... about US$400 to US$500 including shipping for one that's similar to mine. Welcome to my WiNDy House of Soldam : http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v680/elpibe10/Al...
by elpibe10
Mon Nov 26, 2007 5:20 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Black Beauty using Soldam ALCADIA ZR2000 SSV case
Replies: 12
Views: 11745

Mythy wrote:WHERE CAN I BUY THAT CASE IN USA?
It is not available outside Japan I'm afraid.

The only way to get hold of one is to ask someone in Japan to purchase on your behalf and ship it to you.