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by Jokoto
Fri Jan 04, 2008 12:40 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My spacious Antec NSK3480 build
Replies: 14
Views: 16911

Im asking because i also made an nsk3480 build and i am appalled by the noise of the psu! It is so loud that i am now thinking about swapping it with a s12 430 or making a fan swap like you discribed. edit: my system is also an nsk 3480 with q6600 processor and ninja scythe :) Kreed's answer is a g...
by Jokoto
Sun Dec 30, 2007 2:27 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Switching form factor silently: P180 -> NSK-3480
Replies: 17
Views: 10731

Pics are now up in a thread at the General Gallery forum.

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by Jokoto
Sun Dec 30, 2007 2:25 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My spacious Antec NSK3480 build
Replies: 14
Views: 16911

My spacious Antec NSK3480 build

This build began as a replacement for my P180 build from one year ago. It was a very succesful adaptation of cmthomson's rig (thanks for the tips!) with no overclocking, one less fan and no ducting needed. It was very, very quiet, below ambient. The only downside to it was the size of the case. Some...
by Jokoto
Mon Dec 24, 2007 1:52 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Antec NSK3480 and P5K-VM
Replies: 10
Views: 3640

Does the PSU itself power up fine without a motherboard or with some other board, if you are able to check? To start an ATX power supply by itself, connect the pins 15 and 16 (IIRC), that is, connect the green wire to a black (ground). My stock Earthwatts started up fine like that. If yours doesn't,...
by Jokoto
Fri Dec 21, 2007 2:13 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Antec NSK3480 and P5K-VM
Replies: 10
Views: 3640

I find that hard to believe. Try booting without the hard drives plugged in to reduce the load. If it still doesn't boot, I guess it has to be some weird incompatibility. My Earhwatts 380W runs a system with Gigabyte G33M-DS2R with an E6600 and 4 GB of memory, 500GB Samsung T166, a Samsung SH-S183A ...
by Jokoto
Thu Dec 20, 2007 8:59 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New quad-core build for audio production/games
Replies: 5
Views: 1843

Indeed it fits. I have a Ninja in my NSK3480. Motherboard is the Gigabyte G33M-DS2R. I'm not sure if there are differences in motherboard layouts though, if any of them have the CPU socket nearer to the top edge...
by Jokoto
Thu Dec 20, 2007 8:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Developing a taste for tea?
Replies: 33
Views: 11573

The water should not be boiled because then it releases oxygen - they say the taste becomes flat. Apparently the oxygen helps in extracting flavour from the leaves. So, remove the heat immediately when the boiling starts and pour it on the leaves or teabag. Hotter water brews the tea faster - long b...
by Jokoto
Mon Dec 17, 2007 11:56 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Non-gaming Antec 3480 build, video encoding box
Replies: 23
Views: 8074

Do you mean the "Intel Thermally Advantaged Chassis" vent in the side panel? I got rid of that by swapping the side panels with each other in my NSK3480 - now it's on the right side (looking from the front) and the former right panel is on the left. Now there's no chance of an airflow short circuit ...
by Jokoto
Fri Dec 14, 2007 6:01 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Build advice requested: Linux, GA-G33M-DS2R, ADD2, Celeron
Replies: 34
Views: 20518

My setup has two monitors normally connected with DVI and currently a TV that I need to connect with component cables (YPbPr). My GF 7600GS supports all that, but naturally only two displays at a time, so I need a second card with either DVI or component output to have them all working without havin...
by Jokoto
Fri Dec 14, 2007 9:18 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Build advice requested: Linux, GA-G33M-DS2R, ADD2, Celeron
Replies: 34
Views: 20518

Well, good news for you: I added a Silicon Image ADD2 card (the attached very thin manual branded it as an ASUS and for 915G chipsets, but it doesn't matter) and it works if plugged in to the primary PCIe x16 slot. I didn't boot up all the way to Windows but it worked as expected in bios screens. Ba...
by Jokoto
Thu Dec 13, 2007 10:41 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Q6600 in NSK3480 - single fan
Replies: 7
Views: 5890

I would hate to have a fan ducted as described, and have it not turn on because of too big a time delay for the heat to get from the CPU sink to the motherboard sensor for the case fan. The CPU would have been throttling long before the system temperature increased that much. One would need to do s...
by Jokoto
Thu Dec 13, 2007 10:13 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Build advice requested: Linux, GA-G33M-DS2R, ADD2, Celeron
Replies: 34
Views: 20518

I will find out soon. I ordered an ADD2 card and I am expecting it tomorrow. The product details only mentioned an old chipset, the 915G, but if it is basically just an SVDO chip I think it is supposed to work with any Intel GMA version - Intel's page on ADD2 cards simply listed old and recent chips...
by Jokoto
Thu Dec 13, 2007 3:55 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Q6600 in NSK3480 - single fan
Replies: 7
Views: 5890

One fan may indeed be louder than two slower fans, as the only fan will have to work harder to exhaust all the heat. I just built my NSK3480 system with a G33M-DS2R, E6600 and a Ninja and I used two Nexus 120mm fans. I haven't yet really tested what would really happen if one of the fans was stopped...
by Jokoto
Wed Dec 12, 2007 7:38 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Gigabyte G-Power 2 Pro CPU cooler
Replies: 10
Views: 6455

Another one on page 5:
from Gigagabyte G-Power 2 Pro
Emphasis added.

Nice to see new thinking on the shapes of heatsinks. Though in this case the execution faltered, perhaps due to non-engineer types being involved in the design of a component where form should follow function...
by Jokoto
Mon Dec 10, 2007 4:31 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Switching form factor silently: P180 -> NSK-3480
Replies: 17
Views: 10731

Update: I now have the new setup up and running, mostly finished and just miscellaneous tweaking remaining. This thing fits under the table very nicely, is comparably quiet vs. the old system and you'd all love it to bits as well if you saw it. A more thorough report will follow when I get my hands ...
by Jokoto
Thu Dec 06, 2007 6:41 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: GA-G33M-DS2R - controllable fan headers?
Replies: 6
Views: 2959

Indeed, it appears both headers are controllable. Just change the Advanced setting for PWM 1 and 2 from 'SmartGuardian' (I guess this would be BIOS) to 'Software controlled'. Check "Remember it" to make speedfan use the setting later as well and not just for testing until shutdown. The bios controll...
by Jokoto
Wed Dec 05, 2007 5:40 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: [60+ PHOTOS] A Newbies Journey to a Silent PC [56k WARNING!]
Replies: 43
Views: 31897

OMG those temps are SOOOO low!!!!! Seems almost impossible even with EIST enabled! Mine go as low as 28C on a very cool day (idle with EIST), E6420 @ 2,67 GHz. Those temps are obviously off, by 15 degrees if you ask me. What is the stepping of that E6750? I guess it actually has a Tjunction of 100,...
by Jokoto
Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:59 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Mark Klein is my Hero!
Replies: 193
Views: 49293

Erssa, sure I understand. The thing that bugs me is that they declared a war on the wrong country to exact that revenge. While most Fox-watching Americans believe Iraq had a connection to the WTC attacks, nobody else should. We are talking about the Iraq war here, aren't we? No country in the world ...
by Jokoto
Tue Dec 04, 2007 2:14 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Mark Klein is my Hero!
Replies: 193
Views: 49293

I hope this helps. W.J. 'Bill' Clinton was booed when he ordered military action abroad. Was it because he didn't think of lying enough to the entire world about the motives first, or because there wasn't nearly as much money to be made for the corporations from limited military action such as bomb...
by Jokoto
Tue Dec 04, 2007 12:16 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Mark Klein is my Hero!
Replies: 193
Views: 49293

Well said, Neil. All of that should have been obvious to your people before the last election and the tale of that joke of an administration should have ended right then. However! Sadly, half of the nation seems to have been brainwashed by Fox - "we distort, you believe". People are like sheep, too ...
by Jokoto
Mon Dec 03, 2007 11:28 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: "View newest post" links not working on Opera
Replies: 0
Views: 2572

"View newest post" links not working on Opera

The links that should take you to the first unread post you have in a thread (hm, not quite "newest post" as the link is named) do not work in Opera 9. For some reason the server doesn't return a URL with an anchor tag in it for Opera when you request a thread with /viewtopic.php?t=xxx&view=newest. ...
by Jokoto
Sun Dec 02, 2007 10:27 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Mark Klein is my Hero!
Replies: 193
Views: 49293

I worry that Dubya will not give up power willingly. The engineering of a national emergency that prevents the presidential election is within the realm of possibility. They only need to make sure they win again - something they've been able to arrange before, to the astonishment of the rest of the...
by Jokoto
Sat Dec 01, 2007 1:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Mark Klein is my Hero!
Replies: 193
Views: 49293

The problem with unwarranted wiretapping, NSLs and the methods the current administration in US has introduced is that they violate the due process of law that should be one of the cornerstones of any western civilization. If we let anyone, anyone , have such broad rights and powers without proper o...
by Jokoto
Fri Nov 30, 2007 11:32 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can integrated graphic card be connected to lcd tv?
Replies: 9
Views: 3558

Most probably any trouble you could have are due to the TV not supporting input in 1366x768 resolution, perhaps only accepting 1280x720 or 1280x768 (or even 1024x768!). These things are tricky, since TV manufacturers don't seem to care. You need to do some thorough research on the model you are plan...
by Jokoto
Thu Nov 29, 2007 3:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Mark Klein is my Hero!
Replies: 193
Views: 49293

I had read about the NSLs but I guess I had not really grasped how serious an issue they really are. Sadly, the United States is going to hell in a handbasket with all these serious, fundamental problems building up one by one. There doesn't seem to be any way to rescue it from bankruptcy, its reput...
by Jokoto
Wed Nov 28, 2007 5:08 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Wanted: Finnish guys for a group order from noisemagic.de
Replies: 0
Views: 866

Wanted: Finnish guys for a group order from noisemagic.de

I am planning to compile an order at NoiseMagic but since I won't be needing many items and they are relatively cheap - some NMT-3s and miscellaneous accessories - I would like it if I can find someone or a few people to share the shipping costs. NoiseMagic seems to be the only source for the NMT-2 ...
by Jokoto
Tue Nov 27, 2007 2:44 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec Phantom Users Poll
Replies: 211
Views: 272965

Well, I returned it. The replacement has been in use for four (4) weeks now. It behaves the same as the original, buzzing under graphics card load but not CPU load, and this one also buzzes if I scroll a web page (keyboard or scroll wheel only, not with auto scroll). I don't recall noticing that wit...
by Jokoto
Mon Nov 26, 2007 8:55 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: GA-G33M-DS2R - controllable fan headers?
Replies: 6
Views: 2959

Alright, Intel specifies the following for the stock fan solution for Core 2 boards: (typical figures, in amperes) Maximum fan steady-state current draw 1.2 Average fan steady-state current draw 0.5 Max fan start-up current draw (for 1 second max) 2.2 That's a lot , isn't it? I measured my Nexus fan...
by Jokoto
Sat Nov 24, 2007 6:02 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Calling Antec NSK3480 owners!
Replies: 18
Views: 7346

Great, thank you! So, it's a bit tighter than I anticipated, which doesn't come as a surprise. Luckily it's still doable. I hope. For the PSU, I will be using the EarthWatts after I swap the fan - going fanless with the PSU is no guarantee of silence, as I have learned with my Phantom 500. Its coils...
by Jokoto
Fri Nov 23, 2007 4:25 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Calling Antec NSK3480 owners!
Replies: 18
Views: 7346

I'm still waiting for my NSK3480 (motherboard for it not in stock yet) and when it arrives I'll be cutting the grills, just in case. This thread about fan grills might give you some ideas as well. If you have time, could you measure and approximate if there's space to suspend a Scythe Quiet Drive at...