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by ciz28
Fri Dec 08, 2006 2:55 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Your Basic Antec P180 Rig
Replies: 19
Views: 19420

Standard ribbon cables might be a bit tidier than the rounded ones you used. Agreed, check out some of Ralf Hutter's threads to see great examples of cablegami: http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=6127 http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=2439 Otherwise, the compone...
by ciz28
Thu Dec 07, 2006 6:47 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: NSK2400 Build Complete
Replies: 39
Views: 27837

How quiet are those Yate-Loons? I just recently ordered some to install. I could've gotten the Nexus, but i felt that I needed the airflow and the Yate-Loons were quiet enough. They are both running at 5V, so they're very quiet, but doesn't that put it in the same speed range of the Nexus? Regardle...
by ciz28
Thu Dec 07, 2006 3:03 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Help me decide between Antec NSK2400 or Fusion!
Replies: 21
Views: 13377

I decided on the NSK2400 because I didn't think I'd end up using the knob or the VFD. Considering that the doors on my TV stand stay closed 99% of the time, I don't regret the decision at all. Although I would have probably preferred that the NSK2400 had a simplified version of the brushed aluminum ...
by ciz28
Thu Dec 07, 2006 2:56 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: NSK2400 Build Complete
Replies: 39
Views: 27837

Very nice. I like the cable management. IDE doesn't look so bad there! lol I'm building the exact same, with an HDCP ready card, but will try with stock cooling. Undervolting and running the fan on low should keep it silent. This case seems more quiet than a Microfly and if I was able to run a simi...
by ciz28
Wed Dec 06, 2006 11:12 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: NSK2400 Build Complete
Replies: 39
Views: 27837

Thanks for checking for me! I ordered the ASUS M2NPV-VM because I need the component out. I'm sure my clearance will be a little different than yours, but at least it sounds like there is enough clearance overall that I can work with it! Just curious, did you consider the ASUS board when you ordere...
by ciz28
Wed Dec 06, 2006 2:24 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AsRock AliveNF6G-DVI 0.8V really ?
Replies: 27
Views: 14767

Re: AsRock AliveNF6G-DVI 0.8V really ?

Hi, I'd like to by new AsRock AliveNF6G-DVI AM2 board. I have googled a little bit and found out that this board can go as low as 1.025 V for CPU Vcore - http://www.pro-clockers.com/reviews.php?id=182&page=4 It is in oposite what i have found on this forum - 0.8 V. Maybe it depends on a used CPU - ...
by ciz28
Tue Dec 05, 2006 9:08 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: NSK2400 Build Complete
Replies: 39
Views: 27837

ciz28- I have ordered the same case and heatsink for an HTPC I'm building but will not receive them until next week. I am going to try to run semi-passive like you but was wondering if you could verify if a Yate Loon will fit on your si-128 heatsink and the top of the case close? I know there would...
by ciz28
Tue Dec 05, 2006 2:40 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: NSK2400 Build Complete
Replies: 39
Views: 27837

That is what I'm hoping for. I was really wanting the 3500+ that is rated at 35W (ADD3500CNBOX), but they were nowhere to be found. There were two model numbers for the 62W AM2 3500+ (ADA3500CWBOX and ADA3500CNBOX). Not sure what the difference is. Both are 62W AM2 processors. The CW had a newer bu...
by ciz28
Tue Dec 05, 2006 2:10 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: NSK2400 Build Complete
Replies: 39
Views: 27837

Thanks! I should be fine running semi-passive, but I'd like to know all my options with the si-128. I had to build the HTPC on the cheap but wanted room to expand so I'm starting out with a 3500+ (single core) AM2. If I run out of CPU in the future, I'll upgrade to an x2 later on. SouthPaw You migh...
by ciz28
Tue Dec 05, 2006 12:52 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: NSK2400 Build Complete
Replies: 39
Views: 27837

ciz28- I have ordered the same case and heatsink for an HTPC I'm building but will not receive them until next week. I am going to try to run semi-passive like you but was wondering if you could verify if a Yate Loon will fit on your si-128 heatsink and the top of the case close? I know there would...
by ciz28
Mon Dec 04, 2006 6:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: experience with chopping up TFT monitors?
Replies: 3
Views: 2886

That has to be one of the most adventurous ideas I have ever seen, I have no idea how you would go about attaching it to the VGA output or how you would even get the screen horizontal so itis readable. Good luck, I think that you will need it. Andy I've seen this several times on various hardware s...
by ciz28
Mon Dec 04, 2006 2:05 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: NSK2400 Build Complete
Replies: 39
Views: 27837

had a look at rm clock, but i don't think i can convince that program to let my x2 4400 to run at vcore's between 0.75 and 1.1. the program shows the same voltages as the amd utility i'm using for cool'n'quiet in windows xp prof. it varies between 1.1 and 1.4 volts. It looks like you're using a soc...
by ciz28
Sun Dec 03, 2006 5:33 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: NSK2400 Build Complete
Replies: 39
Views: 27837

Thanks for the positive comments everyone! Now that is VERY tidy, Like it ! And the Yamaha AV amp is just the job for turning all that DATA into joyful noise :) I have just recomended the Seagate barracudas to someone for an audio system, how do you find the noise from these two you have ? Actually,...
by ciz28
Sun Dec 03, 2006 2:49 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CNPS 9500 vs. SI-128
Replies: 14
Views: 4502

sanse wrote:could you post a picture of the SI-128 setup in your rig?

i'm very curious how it looks.
Here's a close up picture of the SI-128. Check out my sig if you want to see more pictures.

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by ciz28
Sun Dec 03, 2006 2:46 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: NSK2400 Build Complete
Replies: 39
Views: 27837

NSK2400 Build Complete

I finally settled on my CPU cooling situation, and have some updated pictures with a real camera. Let me know what you guys think of my build. The specs are as follows: Antec NSK2400 case 2x Yate Loon D12SL-12 120mm intake fans at 5V Abit NF-M2 nView motherboard AMD Athlon 64 3800+ CPU at 0.75-1.10V...
by ciz28
Fri Dec 01, 2006 8:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What does MS Vista really offer?
Replies: 149
Views: 75752

Apparently you can turn it off from the control panel. That sounds like the right solution to me because: If you can turn it off it is probably safe for you to do so. If you can't use the control panel you are best off with it on. :lol: The truth of this statement just caught me completely off guar...
by ciz28
Fri Dec 01, 2006 8:11 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Please help recommend a CPU cooling solution for me
Replies: 5
Views: 2845

Maybe my experience with an SI-128 will help you... I'm running it semi-passive with two Yate Loon 120mm fans at 5V blowing a bit of air over it. My A64 3800+ (62W TDP) reached a max of 62c with this setup. I currently run it undervolted to 1.10V, so it only reaches 35c now. It fits fine fanless in ...
by ciz28
Fri Dec 01, 2006 7:55 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: SPCR Designed Computer Systems
Replies: 216
Views: 292644

But what SPCR does have going for it much more than any print magazine, and more than most online websites, is the quality of its user contributed content...ie, these forums . I completely agree with this point. There is always the potential for other agendas to creep their way into a review, decis...
by ciz28
Wed Nov 29, 2006 7:44 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Laptop as a minimalist PC?
Replies: 26
Views: 18987

I'm another one that uses a laptop as my primary machine. It's plenty powerful for me, quiet, and convenient! My Dell D620 specs:

1.66GHz Core Duo
2GB DDR2
Quadro NVS 110M
80GB HDD
DVD+/-RW
14" WXGA+ (1440x900)
by ciz28
Wed Nov 29, 2006 1:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Physics question: why does metal feel colder than ambient?
Replies: 7
Views: 5503

I'm not sure if the following is correct, but it's the first thing that occured to me... Wood is a thermal insulator. Aluminium is a thermal conductor. When the ambient temperature is 20*C, your body is ~17*C over ambient. By touching the aluminium, you will be transferring some of your body heat i...
by ciz28
Wed Nov 29, 2006 1:34 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: x2 4600+ 65w and abit nf-m2 - temps..
Replies: 3
Views: 1617

Re: x2 4600+ 65w and abit nf-m2 - temps..

Hi, Ive just built a system with this cpu and motherboard in an Antec Solo case. The cpu is cooled by a Scythe Ninja and I use the default 120mm exhaust-fan. The PSU is a BeQuiet Straightpower 600W. After running the "Blend - stress CPU and RAM" in Orthos Beta for 15min speedfan reads the following...
by ciz28
Wed Nov 29, 2006 1:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Physics question: why does metal feel colder than ambient?
Replies: 7
Views: 5503

Physics question: why does metal feel colder than ambient?

This is a bit of a general question, as I am not terribly familiar with thermodynamics. Let's say we have an ambient temperature of 20c in a room. We have two 1kg masses of aluminum and wood. The wood block probably feels about ambient temperature. But the aluminum block feels colder than ambient. A...
by ciz28
Wed Nov 29, 2006 12:48 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Real world c/W figures
Replies: 7
Views: 1940

Your TDP value is not correct, AMD gives TDP of AM2 A64 3800 as 62W: http://www.amdcompare.com/us-en/desktop/details.aspx?opn=ADA3800IAA4CN Wow, thanks for finding that, jaganath. I have gone ahead and recalculated my c/W figures with that value: 2.40GHz @ 1.10V: 62W TDP * (1.10V / 1.40V) ^ 2 = 38....
by ciz28
Wed Nov 29, 2006 12:10 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Real world c/W figures
Replies: 7
Views: 1940

Responses inline. I suspect that you're using the wrong ambient temps. You need to use the in-case temperature, not the in-the-room ambient temp. There's no good on-mobo sensor to measure that though. You'll need to stick a thermometer in there, near where the HSF is drawing air into itself, and see...
by ciz28
Wed Nov 29, 2006 12:01 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CNPS 9500 vs. SI-128
Replies: 14
Views: 4502

jaganath wrote:
1000MHz: 0.75V
Wow, I didn't know motherboards could go below 0.8V; is this also showing up as Vcore in monitoring apps?
The minimum voltage in the BIOS is only 1.35V. I'm actually using RM Clock to set all of the voltages for CnQ.
by ciz28
Wed Nov 29, 2006 12:19 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Review of First Build Plan
Replies: 12
Views: 3397

I would stay away from raid 1. The real world performance increases are minimal and the data risk is very high. I played around with raid 1 for a year and finally decided it was not worth the trouble. As for raid 0, just burn your music and pictures to dvd every once in awhile and you will be fine....
by ciz28
Wed Nov 29, 2006 12:18 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Real world c/W figures
Replies: 7
Views: 1940

yeh, because temperature sensors are f.o.s. :lol:... I've noticed also that HSFs seem to be pretty linear up to a 'point' where they can't really handle much more heat and the temps go up quite a bit, no idea how true this is, but its just my observation. Out of interest what are you measuring the ...
by ciz28
Tue Nov 28, 2006 10:55 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Real world c/W figures
Replies: 7
Views: 1940

Real world c/W figures

Has anyone else gone and tried to calculate observed c/W figures for their quiet/silent cooling solutions? Here are my figures: 2.40GHz @ 1.10V: 85.3W TDP * (1.10V / 1.40V) ^ 2 = 52.7W actual (35c load - 18c ambient) / 52.7W actual = 0.323c/W 2.40GHz @ 1.40V: (59c load - 18c ambient) / 85.3W actual ...
by ciz28
Tue Nov 28, 2006 9:13 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CNPS 9500 vs. SI-128
Replies: 14
Views: 4502

I settled on much lower voltages for CnQ as follows: 1000MHz: 0.75V 1200MHz: 0.80V 1400MHz: 0.85V 1600MHz: 0.90V 1800MHz: 0.95V 2000MHz: 1.00V 2200MHz: 1.05V 2400MHz: 1.10V The CPU now seems to max out around 35c at full load. I really doubt that my idle temps are going to improve much over my previ...
by ciz28
Tue Nov 28, 2006 8:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What does MS Vista really offer?
Replies: 149
Views: 75752

aristide1 wrote:The idea of buying 2GB of DDR2 is not pleasant as its still too expensive and DDR3 is just around the corner.
Agreed, it's frustrating that 2GB would have cost me $150 a year ago, but now it's all the way up to $250 :(