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by blackworx
Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:10 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: IP35 Pro and Fan Controls
Replies: 36
Views: 12964

figment wrote:I'm going to hit their boards with some of these questions and post the responses here
Thanks :D
by blackworx
Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:09 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: IP35 Pro and Fan Controls
Replies: 36
Views: 12964

toki_c wrote:you can tune since 6V with µGuru in Windows
Wow - I didn't know this - is this just with recent BIOS, or is it uGuru that has been upgraded? In my Windows uGuru the 8/12V are greyed out (hence my original response stating 8 or 12V only).
by blackworx
Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:04 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: IP35 Pro and Fan Controls
Replies: 36
Views: 12964

Re: IP35 Pro and Fan Controls

Voltage - 8 or 12V with nothing in between or below. Really? That's disappointing. Just two values? Is there any chance that the board scales the voltage between 8 and 12 within the temperature range? Oops my mistake :oops: (I don't have the board hooked up at present as I'm refitting the heatpipe ...
by blackworx
Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:04 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: IP35 Pro and Fan Controls
Replies: 36
Views: 12964

Re: IP35 Pro and Fan Controls

What sort of luck have people had with ordinary 3pin fans being controlled by the 4pin header? No problems at all with my 1200rpm Slipstream How are all the other case fans controlled? Voltage - 8 or 12V with nothing in between or below. Has anyone experienced the clicking in fans that are being co...
by blackworx
Mon Apr 14, 2008 9:49 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: The Current Top Fan?
Replies: 18
Views: 3910

Greetings, ...But bear in mind the Slipstream is a sleeve bearing fan and won't be as quiet if installed horizontally (e.g. P18x top exhaust). I wonder where this horizontal thing comes from? As far as I'm concerned, it's a myth. I wonder where this horizontal thing comes from? As far as I'm concer...
by blackworx
Mon Apr 14, 2008 12:19 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Where are you & how did you get your forum name?
Replies: 37
Views: 10513

I needed a name for my business and I like black, so... I use it on forums now too.
by blackworx
Fri Apr 11, 2008 7:02 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: The Current Top Fan?
Replies: 18
Views: 3910

The S-Flex is not a bad fan, but for the same RPM you get much better airflow with the Slipstream. It is a superb fan, bar none. Even the 1200rpm version is pretty quiet below 1000rpm. ...But bear in mind the Slipstream is a sleeve bearing fan and won't be as quiet if installed horizontally (e.g. P...
by blackworx
Thu Apr 10, 2008 12:29 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Gaming rig. Almost quiet...
Replies: 17
Views: 7527

a P182 is... a must have I'm in the middle of building with a P182 and I must say I'm not that impressed. I'm not talking about the design - I'm talking about the construction. The steel is thinner than previous (cheaper) Antec cases I have owned and I have had to replace many of the rivets because...
by blackworx
Wed Apr 09, 2008 11:56 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: C. Zoui's Heavily-Modified NSK3480 (updated Oct 17, 2008)
Replies: 38
Views: 27366

Nice build. Excellent attention to detail on your cable management :D
by blackworx
Tue Apr 08, 2008 9:59 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: A depressing read for anyone thinking of a new build
Replies: 7
Views: 7208

World + dog appears to be bringing out updates, revisions, platforms, solutions, blah blah blah, quicker and quicker - often before any of the old stuff has had a chance to mature. Leave them to it I say. Wait till a stable, affordable, well-performing middle ground appears, buy it, build it, use it...
by blackworx
Sun Apr 06, 2008 2:12 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Yet another audiophile thread
Replies: 51
Views: 14372

I'm pretty sure though that the nay-sayers LTFAO when they first saw a preamp with a huge power transformer. Comparing between transformer design/utilisation and the carpet thing goes completely counter to your argument. The former has years of experimental and comparative knowledge behind it, goin...
by blackworx
Sun Apr 06, 2008 12:45 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: System Fan Error Antec Tri-Cool / Scythe S-Flex 120mm and 92
Replies: 4
Views: 1585

You will always get the error from the tri-cools, as the mobo cannot sense whether they are turning and therefore assumes they are not. With the s-flex: someone else should be able to confirm this, but it is quite likely that even though the s-flex is moving, it is probably moving too slowly for tha...
by blackworx
Sat Apr 05, 2008 3:56 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: System Fan Error Antec Tri-Cool / Scythe S-Flex 120mm and 92
Replies: 4
Views: 1585

Are either of the 120mm fans physically starting when you power on (i.e. before you go into BIOS)? Does either fan have a yellow wire going to the 3-pin plug? If there's no yellow wire then the mobo can't detect whether the fan is spinning, which would in turn cause the error you describe. Tri-cools...
by blackworx
Sat Apr 05, 2008 3:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Yet another audiophile thread
Replies: 51
Views: 14372

I've been into my hi-fi in varying degrees for years and there's one thing I've noticed of late is that people tend to shy away from proclaiming technical proficiency in hi-fi equipment, like it's the pariah brother of "just listening, man". It reminds me of a quote I read in Hi-Fi World magazine ab...
by blackworx
Sat Apr 05, 2008 3:20 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 4 x Brand New Yate Loon D12-SL12 - all "Clicking"
Replies: 12
Views: 3037

Yes mine had that blade design. I now have the S-Flexes. After some reading of reviews and forum posts here and elsewhere I went for 1,200rpm over 800 - apparently the 800's are not very consistent. The 1,200's are very nice indeed - a bit "wooshy" at 12V (nothing obnoxious) but at 6/7V they are nic...
by blackworx
Sat Apr 05, 2008 1:25 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Neopower 650 vs enermax modu82+
Replies: 1
Views: 1333

Hi, Same happened to me, Antec offered me a NP650 but I refused and they offered me a NP650 blue instead. They are completely different supplies (the blue is made by Seasonic) but from what I've read the vanilla NP650 would be extremely quiet in your system. The 80mm Adda fan is reportedly inaudible...
by blackworx
Sat Apr 05, 2008 1:18 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec Phantom Disassembled
Replies: 12
Views: 10686

Tidied up a bit

As a Phatom 500 owner of almost 3 years, I vote for a sticky! I'm curious of what will happen. Thanks and welcome! Cheers! Does the solder in my red circles bridge anything that doesn't look like it ought to be bridged? Nope - they were all clear. My housemate spent all afternoon while I was at wor...
by blackworx
Fri Apr 04, 2008 7:49 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec Phantom Disassembled
Replies: 12
Views: 10686

Antec Phantom Disassembled

Hi folks, My name's Bruce, I've been into PC silencing and reading SPCR for a few years, but only recently joined the forums. I'm still somewhat of a noob, as this is the first forum I've ever posted (and wanted to post) to with any regularity. I'm a programmer from Edinburgh and I like puppies and ...
by blackworx
Wed Apr 02, 2008 6:35 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1706252

Ralf Hutter wrote:V/A - Buddha Bar vol. 2
I'm not sure if it's that particular comp., but I have a Claude Challe CD with "Blue Sky White Sand" by Puddu Varano - gorgeous track well worth a listen if you haven't heard it already.

Currently listening to Gotye - Thanks for Your Time
by blackworx
Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:55 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Where to buy Thermalright LGA775 bolt-thru kit in UK?
Replies: 9
Views: 4382

I have just ordered 4 of these from the USA. If anyone in the UK wants one I will have 3 spare. PM me for info.
by blackworx
Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:51 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 4 x Brand New Yate Loon D12-SL12 - all "Clicking"
Replies: 12
Views: 3037

In my experiencs with the newer Noctua's, you don't get what you pay for. I've heard that elsewhere too. I also know that a good proportion of the price we pay goes towards for the oh-so-smooth sales pitch, marketing and packaging. I'd personally rather that money went on making an even better fan....
by blackworx
Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:12 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 4 x Brand New Yate Loon D12-SL12 - all "Clicking"
Replies: 12
Views: 3037

Thanks for replies folks :) Did you orient the fans horizontally or vertically, individually or all together? In theory sleeve bearings should be oriented only vertically Vertically, and with a few different voltage sources - Fanbus, mobo, direct connection to PSU and even a plain 12V transformer bo...
by blackworx
Tue Apr 01, 2008 12:55 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 4 x Brand New Yate Loon D12-SL12 - all "Clicking"
Replies: 12
Views: 3037

This is with a Sunbeam Fanbus, so the problem exists with pure DC :(
by blackworx
Mon Mar 31, 2008 1:31 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 4 x Brand New Yate Loon D12-SL12 - all "Clicking"
Replies: 12
Views: 3037

4 x Brand New Yate Loon D12-SL12 - all "Clicking"

As the title suggests, I just bought 4 D12-SL12's brand new and they all exhibit what I consider to be a nasty clicking noise. It gets quieter at low Volts but never fully goes away as long as each fan is turning. I'm planning on getting replacements, but just wondered if anyone else has experienced...
by blackworx
Mon Mar 31, 2008 8:31 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Where to buy Thermalright LGA775 bolt-thru kit in UK?
Replies: 9
Views: 4382

Any luck?

Hey Judge, did you have any luck? I'm after one too but can't find it anywhere. If not, what's the URL for the German store?

Cheers,
Bruce L
by blackworx
Mon Mar 17, 2008 2:39 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Sticky for the UK
Replies: 107
Views: 221613

Supplier of motherboard USB/firewire and fan connectors

Had a bit of a 'mare trying to find someone who could supply a small quantity of 2.54mm DIL housings and crimps to fit internal USB/firewire headers. Had the usual problems with RSWWW and Maplin - RS cost a fortune and want you to buy a truckload whereas Maplin just doesn't stock them. After three h...
by blackworx
Thu Mar 13, 2008 6:10 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: What's the difference between 3-pin and 4-pin fans?
Replies: 5
Views: 7833

Hi Floepie, I can confirm point 3 about 3-pin fans. Point 5 - yes you are correct and no there isn't - sort of... As I understand it, Speedfan (or any other fan control software) is only an OS interface for the mobo hardware which allows system monitoring/fan speed control in the first place (e.g. t...
by blackworx
Wed Mar 12, 2008 7:22 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec Phantom Users Poll
Replies: 211
Views: 272946

Just completed the RMA process with Antec over my Phantom. Although I have to say their European RMA response times in this instance were not good (I had to send four emails to get a response) I did get a lot of help from a guy called Don who I'm guessing is based in the US. Don told me there are no...
by blackworx
Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:37 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec Phantom Users Poll
Replies: 211
Views: 272946

you mean the 33% failure rate hadn't already sown that seed? Very droll. I chose to buy a Phantom on the strength of the review here at SPCR, personal recommendation, numerous high ratings from buyers on retail websites and previous good experience with Antec products. I wouldn't now have this wond...
by blackworx
Tue Feb 26, 2008 4:57 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec Phantom Users Poll
Replies: 211
Views: 272946

Re: Failed within 2-3 days

Phantom 500W S/N D07070001xxx Bought Dec 07 from ebuyer (UK) ...suddenly a REALLY loud buzz appears, almost sounded like an alarm clock. The machine was still being powered and worked, but the noise was unbearable... Exactly the same here. I have only just installed my Phantom 500W since buying it ...