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by Sainty
Sat Aug 25, 2007 5:50 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Forum Suggestion: Quick Reply
Replies: 0
Views: 2225

Forum Suggestion: Quick Reply

It would be great to eliminate additional page loads and time wasting if we could just have a simple "quick reply" option at the bottom of each thread. There are quite a few phpbb mods out there for this. It would be much appreciated. Thanks for listening!
by Sainty
Sat Aug 25, 2007 5:41 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: My email to Scythe complaining about the Rev. B Ninja
Replies: 28
Views: 16617

I just wanted to follow up on this thread and see if anyone else had additional input. Please see my post here: http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=363995#363995 I'm going to be using a motherboard very similar to your setup, the LGA 775 series unit from Gigabyte: GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS...
by Sainty
Sat Aug 25, 2007 4:57 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Semi-poll of Core 2 Duo Ninja users
Replies: 46
Views: 33206

This is a bit of an old thread, but it would be nice to have those who purchased the revb follow up with any additional thoughts as to what they used to mount the Ninja or if they decided to return it. The reason why I ask is that I have a revB in the mail as we speak to be used in conjuction with a...
by Sainty
Sat Aug 25, 2007 4:14 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Noctua 120mm 1200rpm Quiet Fan $14.44
Replies: 1
Views: 1947

Noctua 120mm 1200rpm Quiet Fan $14.44

http://www.pugetsystems.com/store/item.php?cat=All+Categories&id=4739&com=d41d8cd9 These guys got an excellent review here at SPCR. I tried several other vendors, but they were all priced at about twenty bucks a pop. The price was so cheap on these I called up just to make sure that they weren't rem...
by Sainty
Sat Aug 25, 2007 4:07 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Exclusive Tour: Gigabyte's Anechoic & Thermal Test Chamb
Replies: 21
Views: 15937

It's a shame with that nice room and all the testing equipment, that almost none of there products could be considered close to silent. The new gigabyte board with p35 chipset has nothing but passive cooling through large heatsinks. There's no fans whatsoever, so unless you're talking about some ot...
by Sainty
Sat Aug 25, 2007 4:06 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Corsair HX520W & HX620W Modular power supplies
Replies: 79
Views: 75297

After reading nothing but gold reviews from just about every major hardware site and Newegg's comment section, I finally bit and got the 620w. I plan on doing some overclocking so clean, reliable power is key. Hopefully the unit I have will be up to the task. A five year warranty even tops my Antec ...
by Sainty
Sat Aug 25, 2007 3:52 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Material For Hardrive Suspension?
Replies: 11
Views: 5051

I recently cut open an old power supply and tore out the heatsinks that are inside. The screwhole fits perfectly with the hole on the hardrive casing, so I'm wondering if one couldn't make an effective makeshift cooler on the fly. I'm going to try as many suggestions as you guys are willing to offer...
by Sainty
Sat Aug 25, 2007 3:46 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Arctic Silver 5 On Nvidia MSI 8800 GTS/Mobo HS's?
Replies: 6
Views: 4303

The MX-2 (which has now been ordered for this rig) shouldn't pose the problems with electricity that the AS5 does if you aren't too careful. The thermal tape they put on the MSI 8800 was a pain to remove as it smears instead of coming off cleanly, plus it seems to leave a fibrous substance behind. L...
by Sainty
Sat Aug 25, 2007 12:02 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Smoke for testing airflow
Replies: 6
Views: 4007

I'm thinking about getting a sheet of plexiglass and putting it up against the case frame. Once that's done I'll use a small incense bowl and turn on the fans inside the case. Of course, if you have a windowed case that makes it a little easier. :)
by Sainty
Sat Aug 25, 2007 12:02 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Page File to Different Drive + RAID ?'s
Replies: 29
Views: 8184

The machine that is being built will have 4gigs of RAM in a 2x2gb configuration. The OS will be Vista 64bit.
by Sainty
Fri Aug 24, 2007 10:59 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Front Intake Fan and Dust?
Replies: 7
Views: 2391

I'm not married so I can't easily go about stealing them. :D
by Sainty
Fri Aug 24, 2007 8:55 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Page File to Different Drive + RAID ?'s
Replies: 29
Views: 8184

Page File to Different Drive + RAID ?'s

Before we get started let me explain the hardware I have and what I intend to use it for: Two (2) Deskstar 82.3gb 7200RPM SATA 1.5 hardrives, (Previously used in a RAID 0 setup under Windows XP Pro) One (1) 160gb Seagate 7200RPM IDE hardrive. My mobo is this guy: http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/M...
by Sainty
Fri Aug 24, 2007 7:18 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Front Intake Fan and Dust?
Replies: 7
Views: 2391

I do not have any pets in the house, plus I do have two Ionic Breeze machines running in a small bedroom. Hopefully the dust issue will be minimized, but I really want to max out the desk space a bit. Just for your edification, someone on another forum I post at suggested that panty hose does the tr...
by Sainty
Fri Aug 24, 2007 7:13 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3P RAID: Use the SB or Gigabyte's cntroler
Replies: 9
Views: 3129

Here's the guide I found:

http://www.fury-tech.com/en/Guides/Inst ... -Heatsinks

The guy just mentions that he dremmeled an old CPU HS and made this for his smaller chips.

Just out of curiosity, could you please post the link to the HS's you used for your MOSFET's? Thanks!
by Sainty
Fri Aug 24, 2007 5:41 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3P RAID: Use the SB or Gigabyte's cntroler
Replies: 9
Views: 3129

I saw another guide on the on how to chop up an old CPU HS and make it for the smaller chips with a dremmel. That seems like a lot of work though. Are you worried about mobo failure for that component, or are you just the cautious type that always takes these steps? :) Last but not least, did you pu...
by Sainty
Fri Aug 24, 2007 4:25 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Front Intake Fan and Dust?
Replies: 7
Views: 2391

Front Intake Fan and Dust?

I plan on having a 120mm intake fan in the front of my Antec case. The case offers a standard mesh filter, but I was wondering if you folks recommend an after-market one. Do after-market fan filters offer better airflow/noise reduction due to impedance issues or is this just getting nitty gritty? If...
by Sainty
Fri Aug 24, 2007 4:15 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3P RAID: Use the SB or Gigabyte's cntroler
Replies: 9
Views: 3129

GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3P RAID: Use the SB or Gigabyte's cntroler

The GA-P35-DS3P from gigabyte has several SATA connectors. Product homepage: http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/Motherboard/Manual_Model.aspx?ProductID=2533 Manual: http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/Motherboard/Manual_DownloadFile.aspx?FileType=Manual&FileID=17958 On page of the PDF you'll notice t...
by Sainty
Thu Aug 23, 2007 12:49 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Arctic Silver 5 On Nvidia MSI 8800 GTS/Mobo HS's?
Replies: 6
Views: 4303

Newegg didn't have the Ninja cooler revB which I wanted either, so it looks like for cooling goods, I'll have to go elsewhere. Jab Tech has some prices that are about 20% less than Newegg on fans and HS's. Looks like that will be the place to go to get the paste and HS/fans. http://www.jab-tech.com/...
by Sainty
Wed Aug 22, 2007 11:53 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Antec SLK3700AMB Case Filter + Other Filter ?'s
Replies: 0
Views: 1275

Antec SLK3700AMB Case Filter + Other Filter ?'s

http://www.antec.com/productImage.php?ProdID=93700&SetZone=en My case has a small filter in the front, designed for use with a front-mounted 120mm fan. Is there any material one can get at a hardware store or elsewhere that offers decent airflow and quiet operation due to minimal impedance? http://w...
by Sainty
Wed Aug 22, 2007 11:26 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Material For Hardrive Suspension?
Replies: 11
Views: 5051

Thanks for the elaborate explanation. Hopefully it will save trips to the hardware store. :D Anyone else care to pitch their ideas for suspension hardrive setups? I have a 3-drive drive cage I could hang, however it does have rubber grommets that keep the actual hardrive casing from touching the cag...
by Sainty
Tue Aug 21, 2007 11:42 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Arctic Silver 5 On Nvidia MSI 8800 GTS/Mobo HS's?
Replies: 6
Views: 4303

I've used the AS Cremique before in the past, it works great. However, masking off the areas around the HS's isn't a big deal. Top performance is key and from all the reviews I've read, the As5 is top dog. Regarding your mx-2 suggestion, the mx-1 appears on Newegg, but it doesn't appear that they se...
by Sainty
Tue Aug 21, 2007 7:00 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Arctic Silver 5 On Nvidia MSI 8800 GTS/Mobo HS's?
Replies: 6
Views: 4303

Arctic Silver 5 On Nvidia MSI 8800 GTS/Mobo HS's?

This is a thermal compound question thread. Let's get right to it! :D MSI NX8800GTS-T2D640E-HD OC GeForce 8800GTS 640MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail I recently purchased this videocard in conjunction with a tube of Arctic Silver 5 from The Egg. The AS5 w...
by Sainty
Tue Aug 21, 2007 11:07 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Material For Hardrive Suspension?
Replies: 11
Views: 5051

Thank you for the quick reply. I'll look into the bungie cable option. By "plastic clips" do you mean those tension lock zip ties, or something else? If it is the something else, do you have a link to a picture? I have a couple fasteners that could hang smaller strings from the hardrive, but I'm not...
by Sainty
Tue Aug 21, 2007 8:03 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Material For Hardrive Suspension?
Replies: 11
Views: 5051

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010110573+1372726540&name=140mm Here's a link to the fans I was talking about in the last part of my previous post. Your system thought I was trying to post a free ipod link or something so it said you needed 1 post or more to publish a li...
by Sainty
Tue Aug 21, 2007 8:02 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Material For Hardrive Suspension?
Replies: 11
Views: 5051

Material For Hardrive Suspension?

Hello all! I've been lurking for too long without registering, but with all the dedicated anti-noise freaks here, I just new I had to join the crowd. :D Here's a *hopefully* quick question for the regulars: I have a two disk RAID 0 array and a third hardrive for additional storage. I have plenty of ...