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by PlanetOfTheApes
Sun May 16, 2010 6:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "The most important subject on Earth"
Replies: 23
Views: 4414

Life Sucks

I enjoyed reading all your comments. I've just created a new related topic: Life Sucks
by PlanetOfTheApes
Sun May 16, 2010 5:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Life Sucks
Replies: 92
Views: 32074

Life Sucks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdONBhx78mk Video Summary Life costs an enormously high price. It's very own design (of using pain to direct concern and attention, as well as life eating life) necessitates much suffering. The magnitude of suffering and horrors that have taken place on this planet ov...
by PlanetOfTheApes
Sat Apr 17, 2010 6:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "The most important subject on Earth"
Replies: 23
Views: 4414

Weekly chat room

The author (Gary) hosts a weekly pubic video debate room on Saturday night US eastern time on Stickam.com. Starts around midnight. No set agenda, broad range of topics discussed. Expect some coarse language and the occasional troll trying to ruin the show. If you wish to listen in and or ask him a q...
by PlanetOfTheApes
Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "The most important subject on Earth"
Replies: 23
Views: 4414

Update: Added another brilliant discussion/response - part 2 mp3. Sound quality is a little better in part 2.

For the time poor listeners, I've added links to 5 x 11 min fast forward youtube videos.
by PlanetOfTheApes
Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "The most important subject on Earth"
Replies: 23
Views: 4414

Thanks for commenting. I've updated my first post.
by PlanetOfTheApes
Fri Apr 16, 2010 2:10 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "The most important subject on Earth"
Replies: 23
Views: 4414

"The most important subject on Earth"

Philosophical discussion about the world, life and what being human is. Part 1 mp3 - 37 minutes Part 2 mp3 - 54 minutes Alternatively, to save some time, here are the 11 min youtube videos on fast forward: Video 1 Video 2 Video 3 Video 4 Video 5 Note: - mild coarse language - you may wish to skip ov...
by PlanetOfTheApes
Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:00 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Quad Q8400S undervolt 0.925V 24W one fan need to be removed
Replies: 99
Views: 61706

Re: Rear-mount Thermal Blocks

ces wrote: Are the ends electrically insulated?
I don't have any reason to suspect they're not insulated.

Note - they may not fit under your north bridge if it has a backplate.
by PlanetOfTheApes
Sun Mar 21, 2010 4:29 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Quad Q8400S undervolt 0.925V 24W one fan need to be removed
Replies: 99
Views: 61706

Re: Rear-mount Thermal Blocks

You mean those little blue tubes? Yes

Are the white ends made of something that will not short the board? sticky thermal tape/pad I think

What are they made of? Aluminium

Where can you buy them? google: Zalman ZM-RTB1

I heard installation can be tricky because the ends aren't sticky enough.
by PlanetOfTheApes
Sat Mar 20, 2010 7:33 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Quad Q8400S undervolt 0.925V 24W one fan need to be removed
Replies: 99
Views: 61706

Rear-mount Thermal Blocks

http://www.zalman.co.kr/images/productinfo/eng/TNN500AF_img02.jpg Zalman page "Heat Transfer via Rear-mount Thermal Blocks When the Rear-mount Thermal Blocks are installed on the back-side of the motherboard in line with the position of the FETs (Field Effect Transistor) and the Northbridge chipset...
by PlanetOfTheApes
Fri Mar 19, 2010 11:28 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: [Competition] MAX CPU performance with MIN temperature rise
Replies: 30
Views: 17135

My i7 seems to be only drawing 22w at the same speed (i.e. 2Ghz), not bad for a "furnace". To the "furnace" poster, I wasn't suggesting using an i7 to go passive, I was merely documenting the undervolting capabilities of my combo. So what is the best chip/motherboard combo to do a low powered i7. O...
by PlanetOfTheApes
Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:47 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: [Competition] MAX CPU performance with MIN temperature rise
Replies: 30
Views: 17135

Also, rule until like 2012 or beyond: there are no low wattage quad chips. You need to be less than 45 watts on draw to even consider being passive in a build. Take a look at this Quad Q8400S undervolt 0.925V 24W one fan need to be removed http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=55084 ...
by PlanetOfTheApes
Fri Mar 19, 2010 4:54 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: [Competition] MAX CPU performance with MIN temperature rise
Replies: 30
Views: 17135

I'd go for a combo that undervolts really well. After undervolting everything in the bios. My system seems to run cooler, particularly the cpu at load. As a guide, my i7 undervolts as follows (p95, blend 8 thread load): 0.720v at 1.8Ghz 0.752v at 2.0Ghz At these voltage/speeds, the cpu power consump...
by PlanetOfTheApes
Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:46 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: quiet 700+ watt PSU?
Replies: 14
Views: 2520

What about 2 x Silverstone ST45NF load sharing in a case that supports dual ATX PSUs such as CoolerMaster ATCS 840, Silverstone TJ07, etc. Doesn't get any better than this noise wise. I was looking at some of your early post and it looks like you're mounting the radiator in the P182's lower chamber....
by PlanetOfTheApes
Mon Mar 15, 2010 1:44 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD's 890GX Chipset
Replies: 24
Views: 9521

Nice review thanks.

NB & VRMs run hot! You could light up a cigarette at those temps.
by PlanetOfTheApes
Sun Mar 14, 2010 10:01 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help with new 920 system that needs to be silent!
Replies: 48
Views: 8430

1. Would a passive PSU like that require any special airflow considerations when used in an Antec P183 case? Depends on the amount power being drawn from the PSU. You can mount a very quiet undervolted fan in the lower chamber. Would the "default" airflow be sufficient? I'd say yes with my componen...
by PlanetOfTheApes
Sat Mar 13, 2010 4:11 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help with new 920 system that needs to be silent!
Replies: 48
Views: 8430

WOW! I do not like hearing that. That fanless Silverstone ST45NF unfortunately isn't available in Denmark. There's a fanless 300w supply but that would probably be cutting it a bit short! I'm not recommending any PSU, too many unknowns due to sample variance. I'm only commenting about my personal e...
by PlanetOfTheApes
Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:31 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help with new 920 system that needs to be silent!
Replies: 48
Views: 8430

I had a CP-850 in my system and it was rubbish noise wise. The fan was noisy at idle due to a ticking sound, I could also hear intermittent coil whine at night. So I replaced it with a Silverstone ST45NF which has been dead silent for me. I'm using a Gigabyte EX58 mobo in my current system and don't...
by PlanetOfTheApes
Wed Mar 10, 2010 3:52 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fan-Noise: Nexus Value 430 vs Be quiet! L7 300
Replies: 18
Views: 4257

Alexander01 wrote:... Fits also perfectly in my case (NSK3480 with vents on the top)...

An X-650 is another option, but may not fit your case.

Seasonic x-650 is 16.0cm + LG DVD burner is 16.5cm = 32.5cm
NSK3480 = 35.56cm
by PlanetOfTheApes
Wed Mar 10, 2010 3:27 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fan-Noise: Nexus Value 430 vs Be quiet! L7 300
Replies: 18
Views: 4257

Have you considering a fanless or semi-fanless supply?
by PlanetOfTheApes
Sat Mar 06, 2010 7:49 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Zotac IONITX-F-E Mini-HTPC: Small, Ultra-Quiet, and Green!
Replies: 32
Views: 45289

Very good post, thanks for sharing.

Did you consider a mini tower case such as an Antec NSK 3480 or Silverstone SST-SG04B-F, too high/deep?
by PlanetOfTheApes
Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:42 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: As promised, pics of new SOLO core i5 build...
Replies: 6
Views: 4127

Not even going to try undervolting. No reason to. Yes, no reason to undervolt if your system is mostly idle. However, if you often run CPU intensive tasks, the benefits can be substantial. Here's proof using an extreme example - when undervolted and running prime95, my i7 cpu's temp dropped 15 degs...
by PlanetOfTheApes
Thu Mar 04, 2010 3:27 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Mini P180, 6850, Be quiet, Intel Core 2 Duo ...
Replies: 50
Views: 21571

Very clean and that white mini sure looks nice.

Ever thought about yanking the hamster wheel and going fanless?
by PlanetOfTheApes
Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:02 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: As promised, pics of new SOLO core i5 build...
Replies: 6
Views: 4127

Wow 4 smilies. Very nice, keep us updated.

Clarkdale right, how low will she undervolt?

Any noticeable electrical noise such as coil whine?
by PlanetOfTheApes
Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:47 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: current compatible mobo for TNN 300
Replies: 7
Views: 1423

@GreenRay
Please let everyone know when you receive a reply from Zalman.

Alternatively, call the guys at EndPCNoise.com about a compatible mobo. They sell prebuilt TNN300 systems and should know.

@bozar
How long has it been since you upgraded your TNN 300, what mobo are you using?
by PlanetOfTheApes
Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:45 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: current compatible mobo for TNN 300
Replies: 7
Views: 1423

Another major concern...

The discontinued TNN 300's psu is proprietry only. Has anyone asked Zalman for an out of warranty psu replacement recently?
by PlanetOfTheApes
Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:30 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: current compatible mobo for TNN 300
Replies: 7
Views: 1423

I'm also disappointed about the lack of progress on the fanless front. Until there's a cost effective alternative, the Fan will remain deity on this site. Given that the TNN 300 does not support Intel's latest 1156 and 1366 socket/platforms, my concern is that you won't be able to upgrade or replace...
by PlanetOfTheApes
Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:45 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: current compatible mobo for TNN 300
Replies: 7
Views: 1423

Have you asked Zalman support to help you find a compatible mobo.

Intel? 775 socket is your only choice.

Hope you don't mind me asking, but why buy such an outdated case.
by PlanetOfTheApes
Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:59 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Please help with my silent i7 build
Replies: 17
Views: 5521

May I ask what's your impression of P18x cases? I'm looking at the smaller version(mini P180). Or do you have any suggestions about similar ones(not really big, built in noise dampening, not too eye catching)? I'd go for an Antec Solo. Solo is about the same size. Unless you're upgrading to a high-...
by PlanetOfTheApes
Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:24 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Please help with my silent i7 build
Replies: 17
Views: 5521

Wow, a i7 920 in a slim HTPC case with no case fans. My ST45NF is always dead silent. Sounds like you're hearing coil whine. If you're certain the noise is coming from the PSU, RMA it or ask for a refund. i7 920 should undervolt to around 0.95v @ stock speed. Manufacturer's website suggests that a P...
by PlanetOfTheApes
Sun Feb 28, 2010 3:58 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Recent article: Power consumption of graphic cards.
Replies: 3
Views: 1563

Nice find thanks for posting