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by Sooty
Wed Dec 10, 2008 7:31 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: another custom case (focus on small)- pics!
Replies: 11
Views: 3013

The PSU seems to be obscuring the expansion slots?
by Sooty
Wed Dec 03, 2008 3:51 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Gentle Typhoon Fans by Nidec Servo Corp
Replies: 67
Views: 74085

The only problem is that every fan that is "SPCR Quiet" is over 1000rpm at 12v. So undervolting is basically a requirement. Every fan i've seen that comes stock spinning slower than that have other noise characteristics that prohibit it from being a low noise fan candidate. Have you had problems wi...
by Sooty
Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:53 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Signature 650 PSU: Antec's Challenge
Replies: 34
Views: 15806

Which Delta designed PSU's are Antec planning to release next?
by Sooty
Fri Oct 31, 2008 11:50 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: CoolerMaster revives ATCS
Replies: 2
Views: 1768

by Sooty
Fri Oct 17, 2008 12:35 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 255W power supply in the 80 Plus "Gold" category
Replies: 71
Views: 42885

line wrote:Delta follows with a 255W unit that also passes the "Gold" requirements.

Delta DPS-255EB A

http://www.80plus.org/manu/psu/psu_deta ... =27&type=2


I see Antec have stopped using Seasonic to build their PSU's and are now using Delta. Maybe Antec will be releasing a version of the 255w.
by Sooty
Tue Sep 23, 2008 4:21 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CU TRUE!
Replies: 19
Views: 6247

The ninja only gained 24% weight (815g to 1015g) Where are you getting those numbers from, Bob? According to their Euro site, the Ninja gained 59%: 640g > 1015g The Rev b (the only one available at most places) comes with a fan, upping its weight to 815g from 665g. The copper version also comes wit...
by Sooty
Tue Sep 23, 2008 2:36 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CU TRUE!
Replies: 19
Views: 6247

FartingBob wrote:The ninja only gained 24% weight (815g to 1015g)
Where are you getting those numbers from, Bob? According to their Euro site, the Ninja gained 59%: 640g > 1015g
by Sooty
Tue Sep 23, 2008 11:46 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: CoolerMaster revives ATCS
Replies: 2
Views: 1768

CoolerMaster revives ATCS

Allbeit with new designs:

http://en.expreview.com/2008/09/23/cool ... n-chassis/

The chassis looks like it's possibly steel, with alu external panels. I hope it is a steel chassis.
by Sooty
Tue Sep 23, 2008 6:23 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CU TRUE!
Replies: 19
Views: 6247

I can’t see how it’s 3kg. The copper Ninja gains 70% in weight, over it’s original, but this weighs 400% more? Are some parts of the Copper Ninja only plated, where as this is solid copper? When you use a mounting back-plate, to what extent does that increase the safe weight limit? Not to 3kg ...
by Sooty
Wed Sep 10, 2008 5:35 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: In Search of Quiet EATX Case (dual quad-core Xeon system)
Replies: 19
Views: 5347

Akase Eclipse failed EMC testing (what a surprise considering plastic side design!) and was honoured with practical sales ban here in Finland... http://www2.tukes.fi/cgi-bin/myyntikiellot/tiedot.cfm?id=24869 Plastic side design? The main enclosure for the Eclipse is all metal, unless you're talking...
by Sooty
Sun Sep 07, 2008 4:53 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Importing Vista from US to UK
Replies: 14
Views: 2519

LOL! Thanks. So who are the cheapest US outlets for this? Also: I’d formed the impression there were 4 versions of Ultimate, at least in the UK: 32-bit OEM 64-bit OEM 32/64-bit (switchable) Retail 32/64-bit (switchable) Upgrade But then I found this: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem...
by Sooty
Sat Sep 06, 2008 4:30 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Importing Vista from US to UK
Replies: 14
Views: 2519

Importing Vista from US to UK

As far as I can see there's just shipping +VAT to pay, no import duty. But will it install and run okay on a UK machine?
by Sooty
Sat Sep 06, 2008 3:52 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone FT01
Replies: 21
Views: 10140

Yes, there is the option to remove one or both cages. I was thinking more of HDD noise, than fan noise.

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by Sooty
Sat Sep 06, 2008 2:20 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone FT01
Replies: 21
Views: 10140

3.0mm ~ 6.0mm uni-body aluminum outer frame and aluminum body If that’s a minimum of 3mm throughout, and the 8.66kg weight would suggest it might be, then that’s a seriously well built case. From a silence aspect, the big hole in the front isn’t so impressive, and that 180mm fan trying to blo...
by Sooty
Thu Sep 04, 2008 10:37 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel D945GCLF m-ITX: Atom For The Desktop
Replies: 15
Views: 11529

Link on the final page of review, to this discussion thread, doesn't work :wink:
by Sooty
Tue Sep 02, 2008 3:56 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: How would you put a fan to cool the hard drive in this case?
Replies: 5
Views: 1767

Like on the Sonata:

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As long as you’ve got vent holes in the front of the case, if not, drill some.
by Sooty
Mon Sep 01, 2008 3:44 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Solo Mod
Replies: 4
Views: 2190

Front: the fan mounting ‘door’ mounts the standard fans 10mm inside the HDD bay. That bay is 130mm wide, so I can’t see how a 140 fan will fit inside, so the 140 will stick out a further 10mm into the space between fan and plastic case front. That small space is adequate for the intended 92mm ...
by Sooty
Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:35 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Rubber for [resonance] dampening.
Replies: 4
Views: 2124

Dynamat is considered the best. It's used to dampen car panels, for car audio purposes. It's expensive though. I've never known anyone to try it, but vinyl diamond plate might well be a cheaper alternative, while looking better than most floor tiles.
by Sooty
Sat Aug 23, 2008 1:29 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Slot 1 upgrade problems
Replies: 13
Views: 3167

I put the SL3JM back in. I’m 99% sure it’s seating properly in it’s slot. Set the mobo jumpers to 6x and 100mhz. The post info confirms it’s running at 598mhz, and it feels much quicker too. But, the Dr. Watson problem persists. Appears only to happen when on the web. Happens on about 1 in 3...
by Sooty
Fri Aug 22, 2008 3:51 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Enermax Revolution 85+ PSU series
Replies: 17
Views: 7957

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With that many vent holes it will be pumping 20-25% of the warm air, straight back into the case.
by Sooty
Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:49 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Slot 1 upgrade problems
Replies: 13
Views: 3167

Thanks Vicotnik! :)
by Sooty
Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:07 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Slot 1 upgrade problems
Replies: 13
Views: 3167

Sooty wrote: I've had a look at the manual again, and it looks pretty simple really. I have to set the CPU Core:BUS Frequency Multiple to 6.0x and the CPU External Clock (BUS) Frequency Selection to 100.3mhz? Can someone confirm that's correct? Upgrade CPU is a SL3JM.
Can anyone confirm? :|
by Sooty
Wed Aug 20, 2008 3:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Serious Eye Candy
Replies: 39
Views: 8775

Serious Eye Candy

A cut above your average modding:

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Loads more here: http://www.million-dollar-pc.com/
by Sooty
Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:26 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Slot 1 upgrade problems
Replies: 13
Views: 3167

The manual lists many jumper settings for many CPU’s, but the SL3JM isn't listed. Any idea which settings I should use? There appear to be two sets required: ‘CPU Bus Frequency’ (FS0, FS1, FS2, FS3) and ‘CPU Core: BUS Frequency Multiple’ (BF0, BF1, BF2, BF3). I've had a look at the manual...
by Sooty
Tue Aug 19, 2008 10:28 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Slot 1 upgrade problems
Replies: 13
Views: 3167

Well that’s an option worth considering then, Isaac, and I don't plan any road trips for it either :lol: The way the clips are pressing up against it, they could well be exerting a twisting force, resulting in the CPU not seating properly. The cable-tie method (pics above), may or may not help in ...
by Sooty
Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:51 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Slot 1 upgrade problems
Replies: 13
Views: 3167

have you looked at the CPUs next to each other to try and find a difference in their design? if the existing retention method doesn't hold the new CPU then there's got to be an obvious difference in their design. i'd suggest maybe checking the width of the actual cartridge design first...it could b...
by Sooty
Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:06 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Slot 1 upgrade problems
Replies: 13
Views: 3167

Slot 1 upgrade problems

Replacing Celeron 333mhz (SL2WN) with a Pentium lll 600mhz (SL3JM) –purchased used, off eBay. Board is an ASUS P2B Rev 1.10, with BIOS 1008. SL3JM is officially supported on this board, with no BIOS upgrade required above 1008, according to ASUS. The SL3JM came with a large Compaq Proliant heatsin...
by Sooty
Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:01 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Upgrading BIOS on ASUS P2B
Replies: 3
Views: 1277

Cheers, SmilingCrow 8) But, I've hit problems. See here.
by Sooty
Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:30 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Upgrading BIOS on ASUS P2B
Replies: 3
Views: 1277

Just reading Wiki, and it looks like the 600E is the Coppermine, my version being a Katmai. So it doesn’t necessarily require a BIOS update, but as I explained above, should I anyway, and how?
by Sooty
Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:17 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Upgrading BIOS on ASUS P2B
Replies: 3
Views: 1277

Upgrading BIOS on ASUS P2B

I’m upgrading a P2B board (Rev 1.10 with BIOS 1008) from a Celeron 333 to a P-3 600 ( SL3JM ), but will it need a BIOS update? If you search here (Motherboard > Slot 1 > P2B) there are two processors listed: P3-600 MHz(slot1) requiring BIOS 1008, and P3-600 E MHz(slot1) requiring BIOS 1013.006. Wh...