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by davidstone28
Fri Jan 06, 2006 3:34 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: NB heat piped mobos: ASUS or Abit?
Replies: 27
Views: 11485

Does anyone who owns one of these NB heatpiped boards also use an Antec P180 or a similarly upside-down placed motherboard mount? Does Asus or Abit specify the mounting direction? P180 doesn't have an upside down motherboard mount. Its the same orientation as the majority of ATX tower cases. I've t...
by davidstone28
Wed Jan 04, 2006 8:25 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: The P180 simply isn't a quiet case - expectations too high?
Replies: 84
Views: 26213

MikeC: Post edited. No need to get so defensive, fella. How can you be making judgements on how good a P180 is for an ultimate quiet system when you don't even use notebook hard drives? Because the P80s, whether suspended, on foam blocks or enclosed, aren't anywhere close to being the noisiest thing...
by davidstone28
Wed Jan 04, 2006 12:35 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: The P180 simply isn't a quiet case - expectations too high?
Replies: 84
Views: 26213

The Antec and Artic Cooling cases made SOME effort to be a bit quieter than usual. Are they ideal? Hell,I can take an old junkyard full tower,spend a LOT of design and construction time and end up with a much quieter case. ...also a lot bigger and heavier. Yes it wasn't, neither antec's marketing w...
by davidstone28
Tue Jan 03, 2006 3:45 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: The P180 simply isn't a quiet case - expectations too high?
Replies: 84
Views: 26213

What's the lowest setting? (RPM and voltage) What kind of fans are they? Noisy tri-speed ones. The seeks (and idle) of a DM9 would be noticeable from space. Yup. Stuck it in there to test. Idle is fine. In what respect? If for example you're thinking of using the Thermaltake Purepower fanless, I ca...
by davidstone28
Tue Jan 03, 2006 2:12 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: The P180 simply isn't a quiet case - expectations too high?
Replies: 84
Views: 26213

The P180 simply isn't a quiet case - expectations too high?

I've been playing around with the P180 for the last few weeks now, and I have to say that I'm pretty disappointed. In essence, it doesn't strike me as a quiet case at all in stock form and its certainly not 'silent'. The top and rear case fans even when set to the lowest setting are audible from ove...
by davidstone28
Mon Jan 02, 2006 4:43 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe SCNJ-1000 Ninja heatsink
Replies: 179
Views: 144088

One thing I have noticed from my TriCools, or at least one of them, is that they started to click very badly. I thought at first the switch got caught in the blades, but it wasn't that. I turned the speed up to high then back down low, and it goes away. It's really weird. Yup, mine does that as wel...
by davidstone28
Sun Jan 01, 2006 2:44 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Antec P180 system: finally entering the 21st century!
Replies: 22
Views: 12210

Slightly off topic, but what digicam did you use to take those pics?
by davidstone28
Sat Dec 24, 2005 5:24 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Experiences with a Gigabyte 6600GT Silentpipe
Replies: 87
Views: 53740

I've had a Gigabyte 6800 'silentpipe' for about a year now and its been running faultlessly. It uses the same heatpipe mechanism as the 6600GT in the original post. Temps without fan were about 70/90 (idle/load). Using a Zalman fanbracket and Nexus 80mm blowing across the width of the card dropped t...
by davidstone28
Thu Dec 22, 2005 4:06 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: How do i tell if my Graphics card got TOO HOT and is FRIED ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1424

It will never be "fried". You PC will lock up / crash / BSOD once the GPU reaches a critical temperature. If its not doing that or artefacting its fine.
by davidstone28
Wed Dec 21, 2005 4:42 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: AOpen Mini-PC
Replies: 20
Views: 8467

Trusted's review of the Aopen Pandora / Evesham MiniPC
http://www.trustedreviews.com/article.aspx?art=2284
by davidstone28
Wed Dec 14, 2005 4:07 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P180 with Acoustipack?
Replies: 24
Views: 4976

Anybody who wants one send them an email so that they can their arses into gear!

http://www.acoustiproducts.com/en/contactus.asp
by davidstone28
Wed Dec 14, 2005 12:54 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P180 with Acoustipack?
Replies: 24
Views: 4976

In an email i got from acoustipack a few weeks ago, they said they were definitely doing a pre-cut P180 pack with release "before the end of the year". Haven't seen anything or heard any further news. I suspect it would definitely be worth installing, particularly if they provide an option to cover ...
by davidstone28
Sun Dec 11, 2005 1:44 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Is there a simple way to remove double side tape on P180 PSU
Replies: 14
Views: 3414

Thanks Ralf.

Unfortunately, us Brits get screwed when it comes to getting hold of this sort of stuff.

Anyone know of a UK equivalent? Would lemon juice work (citric acid)? Dremel buffing tool?
by davidstone28
Sun Dec 11, 2005 1:13 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Is there a simple way to remove double side tape on P180 PSU
Replies: 14
Views: 3414

Is there a simple way to remove double side tape on P180 PSU

I hate Antec. Really really hate them. Why did they have to use double sided tape in the PSU compartment of the P180? Its an absolute dog to remove. Its easy to remove the rubber/gel strips but the tape underneath is very difficult, and it also juts onto the case edge which isn't rolled and has just...
by davidstone28
Wed Dec 07, 2005 3:32 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: most quiet nVidia 7800 series card??
Replies: 22
Views: 6900

Asus do a passive 7800GT.

Search for the forums for details - there are existing posts on this already.
by davidstone28
Wed Dec 07, 2005 11:51 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Nexus 120mm fan now also in black&white.
Replies: 16
Views: 4584

by davidstone28
Sat Dec 03, 2005 3:28 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P180 Review, Part 2: The Whole Nine Yards
Replies: 173
Views: 120027

Thread with lots of user comments here:-
http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showth ... ge=1&pp=30
by davidstone28
Sat Dec 03, 2005 12:09 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Once you go black do you ever go back?
Replies: 14
Views: 3298

The one thing I hate about the P180 is the duel tone colour scheme. Either make it in silver or black, but not a mixture of both.
by davidstone28
Sun Nov 27, 2005 12:22 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: AOpen Mini-PC
Replies: 20
Views: 8467

....then the Mini seems rather pointless. Not powerful enough for 720p as well as being expensive.

Other than looks, whats the advantage of something like the Mini over say the Beblu?
http://www.beblu.net/gallery
by davidstone28
Sun Nov 27, 2005 9:48 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 200gb Samsung P120s at PC World for £58inc (UK only)
Replies: 5
Views: 2382

200gb Samsung P120s at PC World for £58inc (UK only)

200gb Samsung P120s (PATA) at PC World for £58inc (UK only) http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/product/seo/192685 Best price, I've seen in the UK. Order online and Collect at Store to get the discount. The one that I bought had a Nidec motor. In any event they come in a clear plastic case, so you can ...
by davidstone28
Sat Nov 26, 2005 6:39 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: AOpen Mini-PC
Replies: 20
Views: 8467

A couple of thoughts occurred to me:- 1. How difficult would it be to replace that blower fan with something quieter? 2. Given that the graphics performance is completely hamstrung (eg. no 720p playback), is the price of Aopen mini going to reflect that? Love the looks, I only wish Aopen had concent...
by davidstone28
Sat Nov 26, 2005 6:13 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: T7K250 = most silent drive? What about that noise every 10m?
Replies: 5
Views: 2286

Re: T7K250 = most silent drive? What about that noise every

Hi, 1/ First of all, can anybody tell me if the Hitashi Deskstar T7K250 (I am talking about the the 250MB sized "T" model) still makes a certain noise every 10 minutes when idle. Isn't it annoying to hear that noise every 10 minutes when your drive is idle (WD and Maxtor don't have this I believe)?...
by davidstone28
Fri Nov 25, 2005 9:31 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: AOpen Mini-PC
Replies: 20
Views: 8467

Thanks dougz - been waiting for a review of one of these.
by davidstone28
Thu Nov 24, 2005 10:44 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: ASUS A8N-VM CSM
Replies: 127
Views: 66897

If its any consolation, my motherboard makes similar noises (nForce2 Ultra 400). Its like a pulsing / beeping sound but very faint. At first I couldn't figure out where it was coming from until I stuck my head inside the PC whilst stopping all the fans and externalising the HDD to a noise insulated ...
by davidstone28
Wed Nov 09, 2005 5:40 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: SilverStone PSU's (SST ST-365)
Replies: 19
Views: 6613

Re: SilverStone PSU's (SST ST-365)

I've looked around the web and of course here, but I haven't been able to find a lot of info on Silverstone PSUs (with fans). I've come across the Silverstone SST-ST365 but I haven't been able to find any reviews or comments on it. There are links to reviews at the bottom of this page:- http://www....
by davidstone28
Wed Nov 09, 2005 3:42 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passively cooled gaming vidcards from Asus
Replies: 32
Views: 17619

Do people still think that it might not fit with a Ninja even though that heatsink can swivel 90 degrees? On this picture, it doesn't seem as if the CPU socket is close enough to interfere with the graphics card? http://www.asus.com.tw/999%5Cimages%5Cproducts%5C744%5C744_l.jpg Bigger picture here:- ...
by davidstone28
Tue Nov 08, 2005 4:03 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Anyone know if a passive 7800 / X1800 is likely?
Replies: 1
Views: 1005

Anyone know if a passive 7800 / X1800 is likely?

Anyone know if a passive 7800 / X1800 is likely?