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by Bar81
Wed Nov 22, 2006 8:24 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec Phantom 500 PSU - Thoughts?
Replies: 15
Views: 6026

You're right, but the fifth one is mounted on my Thermalright Ultra-120 (CPU cooler) I thought that might be what you were referring to... Do you think this PSU has enough juice for the following: E6600 Core 2 Duo OC'd to 3.0GHz Asus P5B Deluxe WiFi mobo 2GB Corsair XMS2 PC5400c4 RAM (DDR2 675) Gig...
by Bar81
Wed Nov 22, 2006 8:21 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: beating the S12: Silverstone ST50EF Plus
Replies: 25
Views: 14119

I just miss my tagan 330watt psu, which I destroyed 2 nights before. It was the most quite thing I've ever seen. I've found the failing part, which is a capacitor and blew up right in front of my eyes. I might try to replace that. If the Tagan was fine, a better choice would have been the 300W fanl...
by Bar81
Fri Nov 17, 2006 12:03 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How much watts would I need ?
Replies: 19
Views: 4623

The Silverstone in my sig will be more than enough. That spec won't even crack 200w under load.
by Bar81
Mon Nov 13, 2006 1:46 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How much power for..?
Replies: 9
Views: 3007

nm
by Bar81
Sat Nov 11, 2006 11:26 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Any 3rd party coolers for 8800 GTS?
Replies: 2
Views: 2101

Any 3rd party coolers for 8800 GTS?

Looking to upgrade my X1800 XL but running an ultra quiet system right now so a cooler that's just as "quiet" as other standard coolers is a definite no go. However, I haven't seen any indication that any current aftermarket heatsinks will work with the new nvidia cards. From what I can tell, the ne...
by Bar81
Sun Oct 29, 2006 6:00 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: eXtreme Power Supply Calculator update
Replies: 56
Views: 33427

nutball wrote:It still overestimates the power consumption of my rig by ~100W (reporting 260W compared to 165W in actuality), but its an improvement from what it used to say (it was out by around a factor two).
Confirm. It's better but still more than 100W over actual powerdraw of my system.
by Bar81
Fri Sep 29, 2006 11:03 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How much will a 300w power supply run? Dream on! (G80 Pics)
Replies: 21
Views: 6209

There's really no point in buying these cards. The first gen cards for any new feature are typically dogs when that feature is exploited (for a recent example the nVidia 6800 series with SM3.0). Besides, there aren't any DX10 only games coming out anytime soon. Even Crysis has so far been running on...
by Bar81
Sun Sep 24, 2006 10:25 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How much will a 300w power supply run?
Replies: 284
Views: 612456

That's a good idea. Will probably do so when I go back to the US during Christmas (as well as an unpgraded UPS). Thanks for all the info.
by Bar81
Sun Sep 24, 2006 7:10 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How much will a 300w power supply run?
Replies: 284
Views: 612456

Interesting. This is the exact model:

http://www.apc.com/resource/include/tec ... _watts=200
by Bar81
Sun Sep 24, 2006 3:03 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How much will a 300w power supply run?
Replies: 284
Views: 612456

Thanks for the clarification.

APC claims the UPS is 500VA. What would that mean?
by Bar81
Sat Sep 23, 2006 10:13 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180 Motherboard / PSU compatibility List
Replies: 104
Views: 67575

Bar81 wrote:Can confirm the Silverstone 300W fanless works fine as does the SilenX 600W
To follow up, both the 20/24pin and 12v will reach everything, even the mobos with both at the top.
by Bar81
Sat Sep 23, 2006 10:09 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Are the new PC Power & Cooling Silencers quiet?
Replies: 8
Views: 3146

They're not even quiet. I used to have one, it's loud.
by Bar81
Sat Sep 23, 2006 10:07 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Mounting Ninja on P5WDH DELUXE questions
Replies: 2
Views: 1687

It's not an issue. Do as you like.
by Bar81
Sat Sep 23, 2006 9:45 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How much will a 300w power supply run?
Replies: 284
Views: 612456

:shock: Well, not that this system is any more demanding than Bar81's monster ;) Yeah, I'm running on 110v and this PSU is supposed to be only 250W at that voltage. I know it's running well over 315W as my APC UPS handles up to 315W and it hits that with the vid card at stock (warning bells going n...
by Bar81
Sat Sep 16, 2006 8:34 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Is Asus P5W DH Deluxe mature?
Replies: 21
Views: 7798

Why would you waste your money on that mobo if you're not going to oc?

Also, why get the XFX when you can make get a X1900 XT with Zalman that will perform faster than the 7950 and be no louder than your CPU cooler.
by Bar81
Fri Sep 15, 2006 12:54 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How much will a 300w power supply run?
Replies: 284
Views: 612456

Update. Here's what I've got so far on my Silverstone SST-30NF fanless 300W: Opteron 170 @ 2.7Ghz (270x10) [1.44v] 2x 1024MB Mushkin Redline XP4000 @ 270mhz (1350 HTT) [2.8v] Sapphire A9RD580 PURE Crossfire [1.22v all around] ATI X1800 XL @ 550/650 Terratec DMX 6fire 24/96 with Roland SCB-55 MIDI (b...
by Bar81
Sun Aug 20, 2006 4:15 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: SilverStone ST30NF / Etasis EFN-300 Fanless PSU Users Poll
Replies: 47
Views: 82079

I love this PSU. Here's what I've got so far: Opteron 170 @ 2.7Ghz (270x10) 2x 1024MB Mushkin Redline XP4000 @ 270mhz (1350 HTT) Sapphire A9RD580 PURE Crossfire ATI X1800 XL @ _/_ Terratec DMX 6fire 24/96 with Roland SCB-55 MIDI (breakout box) JMicron JMB360 PCI-E x1 eSATA Western Digital WD740GD Ra...
by Bar81
Sun Jul 16, 2006 12:04 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Silverstone ST30NF for a Pentium D 830 setup?
Replies: 4
Views: 1926

It's plenty.
by Bar81
Sun Jun 25, 2006 1:34 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: SilverStone ST30NF / Etasis EFN-300 Fanless PSU Users Poll
Replies: 47
Views: 82079

This Silverstone is simply the best PSU I've ever used (and I've used a lot). Runs dead silent, no coil hum, buzz, etc and is one of the few power supplies that matches and even exceeds its rated load. I have it in a P180 with a Nexus 120mm fan at 5v and a 74GB Raptor in the front of the lower chamb...
by Bar81
Wed Jun 21, 2006 10:42 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How much will a 300w power supply run?
Replies: 284
Views: 612456

And I think that's it. The reason I ask is that I've been having random freezing problem in games. I'm not sure if the video card is faulty, or I'm just lacking power. I figured it was time for me to upgrade my PSU. However, I used to have an X800XT and 1GB ram with the above specs, and it ran perf...
by Bar81
Tue Jun 20, 2006 6:25 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Western Digital Caviar SE16 500GB: Big Low Noise Champ?
Replies: 107
Views: 98722

Was trying to decide between this and the Maxtor Pro 500GB and your review sealed the deal. Wanted something very quiet and the $220 price tag (.44/GB) was the clincher versus the $300+ for the Maxtor (.61/GB) As to quality, I'm kind of hesitant on WD but then the drives I've been fortunate with (Ma...
by Bar81
Thu May 11, 2006 10:16 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: ASRock 939SLIeSATA won't POST
Replies: 9
Views: 2800

Glad to hear it worked out. Guess all that ASRock hate will have to take a back seat again :lol:
by Bar81
Thu May 11, 2006 6:02 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How much will a 300w power supply run?
Replies: 284
Views: 612456

See the sig. Processor is at 2.75Ghz and is dual core, the RAM is at 250mhz CAS 2.5-3-2-7 and the vid card is overclocked to XT speeds. Oh, and there are 4 120mm Nexus fans running at sub 1000rpm. edit: Recently added a Maxtor Diamondmax 10 250GB PATA to the mix without so much as a hiccup. Soon, I'...
by Bar81
Thu May 11, 2006 6:00 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: ASRock 939SLIeSATA won't POST
Replies: 9
Views: 2800

Going back to his original problem, the board most likely is toast unless he didnt fully push in a power cable or bent something terribly. Asrock has the worst customer service possible, so I would just toss it in the garbage and call it a day if in fact it is toast. I've found exactly the opposite...
by Bar81
Wed May 10, 2006 5:00 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone ST30NF Fanless PSU review
Replies: 89
Views: 73836

Couldn't do 2.8Ghz as I think it was just too much for the cpu at stock volts but I did get 2.75Ghz using 306x9 with a 166 divider for the mem putting it at 250mhz 2.5-3-2-7. Played a bunch of F.E.A.R. and Primed and the Silverstone didn't flinch. Overall, incredible PSU; still amazed at the power i...
by Bar81
Mon May 08, 2006 10:28 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone ST30NF Fanless PSU review
Replies: 89
Views: 73836

Well up to 2.7Ghz now but haven't played F.E.A.R., just priming. Will try gaming tonight as well as see if the PSU can handle 2.8Ghz.
by Bar81
Mon May 08, 2006 6:40 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone ST30NF Fanless PSU review
Replies: 89
Views: 73836

This PSU is a monster. Primed it overnight and played a couple of rounds of F.E.A.R. at 2.6Ghz with RAM at 260mhz and XL at XT speeds. I know I have to be reaching the 315W limit of my UPS (an alarm sounds for overload). We'll see if 2.7Ghz triggers it tonight ;)
by Bar81
Sun May 07, 2006 11:00 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: ASRock 939SLIeSATA won't POST
Replies: 9
Views: 2800

I'm sure you may have had a bad experience which happens with all companies. To extrapolate that into the nonsensical rant you just spewed is silly. The ASRock board is a well built stable board that when paired with the right components is a fantastic ocer as well. Either in its stock form or oced ...
by Bar81
Sun May 07, 2006 5:18 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: p180+scythe ninja
Replies: 1
Views: 1198

depends on the rest of your system, the number of fans in your case, and whether you're ocing.
by Bar81
Sun May 07, 2006 5:15 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: ASRock 939SLIeSATA won't POST
Replies: 9
Views: 2800

In these situations it could be a dead board. It happens.