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by JamieG
Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:03 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Hi I'm New
Replies: 8
Views: 2359

The Zalman VNF 100 looks like it mounts with the large part of the cooler on the other side of the graphics card (see the fancy installation guide from that link). Do a forum search for this cooler and see what comes up. I'm not sure exactly how much space you have on the other side of the graphics ...
by JamieG
Wed Feb 18, 2009 3:27 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: PSU fan swap and too many fans?
Replies: 10
Views: 2312

My $0.02 (as a P182 owner): I have a Scythe S-Flex 1600rpm fan swapped into my Zalman PSU (bought before reading the SPCR review :() and it works well. Your system probably won't need the fan running in the lower chamber at all, even with a hard drive in that chamber, so you could get away with remo...
by JamieG
Sun Feb 15, 2009 2:19 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: P180 Build with heavy "padding"
Replies: 18
Views: 9676

Phil, can you post your other temps for CPU when loaded and GPU loaded as well? I'm interested in going the foam route (AcoustiPack as it is the easiest for me to get in Australia) for my P182 gaming system (Intel 6850 / X38 mobo / 8800GTX OC) and I have ordered a HR-03 for my 8800GTX, so I would be...
by JamieG
Sat Feb 14, 2009 5:11 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New HTPC build
Replies: 4
Views: 1366

I had taken a look at the NSK2480. I'm not keen on the black/silver styling (I'd prefer all one or the other, preferably all black) Antec produce a variant, the NSK2480 B that has an all black exterior :wink:. If you're contemplating expandability and don't want to mess with doing a fan swap on a P...
by JamieG
Sat Feb 14, 2009 1:54 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New HTPC build
Replies: 4
Views: 1366

Have you considered the Antec NSK2480 (includes Antec Earthwatts 380 PSU) case + Scythe Ninja Mini CPU cooler combination? Buy a Scythe Slipstream 800rpm fan for the case fan exhaust to replace the included fans if they are too loud for your tastes. As a bonus, you should be able to run the Mini pas...
by JamieG
Fri Feb 13, 2009 2:01 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Quiet Q6600 MicroATX Build with Silverstone TJ08
Replies: 9
Views: 6306

Pictures aren't working for me...
by JamieG
Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:00 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Intel Q9550 c1+Xigmatek 1283+P182 = High Temperature! HELP!
Replies: 73
Views: 18836

You might find this link interesting.

Their results match mcoleg's suggestion below for HDT coolers like your Xigmatek.
by JamieG
Mon Feb 09, 2009 11:04 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: What case to get for these components?
Replies: 7
Views: 1729

Is there a reason why you recommended the thermalright? I've been hearing bad things about the Zalman fan but I don't know why. I have a good impression of Zalman being quiet...is that assumption false? See the SPCR recommended list of CPU coolers . The Thermalright cooler I suggested is near the t...
by JamieG
Mon Feb 09, 2009 6:34 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: What case to get for these components?
Replies: 7
Views: 1729

P182 will offer you more options if your budget will stretch that far. I've built my gaming system in a P182 and I really like it. The separate thermal zones work well. See here for some ideas as to what can be done with a P182, or just search the General Gallery for other people's P182 rigs. I don'...
by JamieG
Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:34 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Current northbridge chips with heatspreader?
Replies: 5
Views: 1599

I've got a Gigabyte 780G GA-MA78GM-S2H in my HTPC. With a bit of bending of one of the mounting clips, I managed to mount a Thermalright HR-05 IFX on the Northbridge. I'm not sure how secure it is though :oops:. As the motherboard is sitting horizontal in my HTPC it's slightly less of a concern to m...
by JamieG
Tue Dec 30, 2008 4:38 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Antec Solo system design - PSU/cooling question
Replies: 3
Views: 1356

Thanks maf.

I think the Corsair Hx520, which is probably what I'll go with if I choose the 120mm fan PSU, doesn't have that problem...
by JamieG
Sat Dec 27, 2008 3:54 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Antec Solo system design - PSU/cooling question
Replies: 3
Views: 1356

Antec Solo system design - PSU/cooling question

Hi, I'm a long-time lurker here at SPCR but this is my first serious question. As an introduction, I've built a sort-of-quiet gaming rig into a P182 and a much quieter HTPC into a NSK2480, (both broadly using SPCR-recommended parts) but now I want to go all-out for a new quiet project. I'm planning ...