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by Edward Ng
Wed Jun 01, 2005 12:55 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman's new 9500 LED CPU cooler @ Computex Taipei
Replies: 47
Views: 16839

peteamer wrote:My bad, I missed the ' :wink: ' after (ellor ? ) so as to emphasise the 'propellor (due to it's size) joke'... :oops:

Edited now...
Ah, thanx.
by Edward Ng
Wed Jun 01, 2005 12:44 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman's new 9500 LED CPU cooler @ Computex Taipei
Replies: 47
Views: 16839

peteamer wrote:Prop(ellor ? )
Nah, prop as in stage props in a play.

-Ed
by Edward Ng
Wed Jun 01, 2005 9:53 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P180: A visual tour
Replies: 224
Views: 165072

Re: First three mods I shall be making...

That's a great idea! I might use Modder's Mesh on mine--that should alleviate some of this risk that everyone was all @$%^ about earlier in the thread... With due respect, most of us were not, erm, @$%^ or even &*()~!ing about the risk :-) A couple of us merely pointed out the risk, and one poster ...
by Edward Ng
Wed Jun 01, 2005 9:31 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Antec cases being shown at CES on pcmag.com
Replies: 473
Views: 320510

Funny. My thoughts were "Man, now I'll have to do 2 case swaps: one for the silver next week and another for the black when it arrives" :( Is the right panel removable? If so you can just swap the side panels and door :-) But of course you're not serious about getting two cases, right? I'm getting ...
by Edward Ng
Wed Jun 01, 2005 9:22 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P180: A visual tour
Replies: 224
Views: 165072

Re: First three mods I shall be making...

A "trimmed-case" Seasonic, with the removed cage replaced by black high-tensile-strength steel mesh similar to that used in fencing masks . That's a great idea! I might use Modder's Mesh on mine--that should alleviate some of this risk that everyone was all @$%^ about earlier in the thread... -Ed
by Edward Ng
Wed Jun 01, 2005 1:58 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman's new 9500 LED CPU cooler @ Computex Taipei
Replies: 47
Views: 16839

roo wrote:huh yeah.... it's as big as the guy's head on the picture.... this is a joke right???
Like I said, it's a prop.
by Edward Ng
Tue May 31, 2005 5:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Audiophilia: hobby or disease? (CONTINUED)
Replies: 226
Views: 115350

Does it make any difference to anyone else's life if I do?... Didn't Hitler have a thing about blue eyes and 'curing' unwanted genetic characteristics. Godwin'ed . The thread is over. If any other moderator agrees, then lock it. A great rule--and one I had not heard of before. Ok, well... this thre...
by Edward Ng
Tue May 31, 2005 4:30 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman's new 9500 LED CPU cooler @ Computex Taipei
Replies: 47
Views: 16839

That thing would make a phat desk fan!
by Edward Ng
Tue May 31, 2005 12:45 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman's new 9500 LED CPU cooler @ Computex Taipei
Replies: 47
Views: 16839

That's got to be a prop; no case I know of can fit that, and if it's pure copper that thing must weigh in the vicinity of ~3-4kg.

-Ed
by Edward Ng
Tue May 31, 2005 8:27 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Best pump and radiator
Replies: 47
Views: 20230

I'm still waiting for my pair of CSP-MAGs to come in; to get essentially inaudible system out of MCP-350 aka Laing DDC, you'd have to undervolt it; as I've never personally tried that, I can't tell you just how quiet an undervolted DDC gets. The CSP-MAG is supposedly quieter than even the CSP-750 Ma...
by Edward Ng
Tue May 31, 2005 1:48 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P180: A visual tour
Replies: 224
Views: 165072

Ditto here; I've actually had HDD issues in the past most likely due to them being ungrounded (velcro'd to the side panels--yes, yes, I know, bad idea--live and learn). Really? Hmm. My HDs are suspended on rubber bands and as such certainly ungrounded. Haven't had a problem with that yet - and cons...
by Edward Ng
Mon May 30, 2005 6:37 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Gigabyte's RAM drive card w/battery backup...
Replies: 348
Views: 157436

frostedflakes wrote:Exactly. In other words, the SATA interface will be the bottleneck, and there is no reason to buy anything faster than PC1600 (which is, as far as I know, the slowest DDR memory available).
That's why I said way faster than SATA-anything (1, 2 or II).

-Ed
by Edward Ng
Mon May 30, 2005 6:24 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive Video Card with 2 VGA/DVI Outs?
Replies: 6
Views: 2312

I just ordered one of these over the weekend, which is passive and dual DVI; however, it is PCI-Express.

-Ed
by Edward Ng
Mon May 30, 2005 6:06 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Gigabyte's RAM drive card w/battery backup...
Replies: 348
Views: 157436

Re: Additional Questions...

In addition to the above question, I'd like to know a few things... 1. What is the maximum data transfer rate of DDR200 ram? (in mb/sec) 2. Will DDR266 run on this card create problems? (I know this site does a lot of underclocking, so I figured I'd ask...) 3. What version of SATA does this use? (1...
by Edward Ng
Mon May 30, 2005 12:05 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2.5" drive adapter availability?
Replies: 11
Views: 2466

hmsrolst wrote:Provantage carries them for $3.55. Look about 1/2 way down the page:

http://www.provantage.com/buy-110CBTR-c ... opping.htm

I chose regular shipping for about $7.50 and it arrived the next day.
Thanks, now I can finally replace my flimsy PCB-based adapters for a decent price!

-Ed
by Edward Ng
Mon May 30, 2005 11:13 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P180: A visual tour
Replies: 224
Views: 165072

Re: grounding concerns: I plan on leaving all parts of the frame where the guts make contact, so all grounding points should remain intact. Ditto here; I've actually had HDD issues in the past most likely due to them being ungrounded (velcro'd to the side panels--yes, yes, I know, bad idea--live an...
by Edward Ng
Mon May 30, 2005 9:53 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P180: A visual tour
Replies: 224
Views: 165072

Can we not forget that it's still sitting inside an isolated compartment within a closed case? It's not sitting outside on the picnic table at your cousin's BBQ. -Ed With respect Ed, that's not the point. When you're working inside a PC, your hands are inevitably going to be quite close to the expo...
by Edward Ng
Mon May 30, 2005 8:26 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P180: A visual tour
Replies: 224
Views: 165072

Can we not forget that it's still sitting inside an isolated compartment within a closed case? It's not sitting outside on the picnic table at your cousin's BBQ.

Either way at least Lenny and Nick were more reasonable in their tone. What's the point of namecalling?

-Ed
by Edward Ng
Mon May 30, 2005 7:31 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P180: A visual tour
Replies: 224
Views: 165072

If your dumb enough to take apart a PSU, i'd say you get whats coming to you. You do realize how much of the SPCR staff takes apart PSUs and how often, don't you? You do realize this statement says that according to you, we're dumb and that, "it's coming," to us, right? Oh and btw, there's also a l...
by Edward Ng
Mon May 30, 2005 7:27 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Gigabyte's RAM drive card w/battery backup...
Replies: 348
Views: 157436

Gigabyte's RAM drive card w/battery backup...

Hello, ladies and gentlemen; check this out. Seems like an interesting solution. Four slots means up to 4G by my guess, and I just did a quick check of my Windows XP Pro folder on a fairly loaded system and it only takes up 2.4Gb, plus 1.82GB for the Program Files folder; finally, Documents and Sett...
by Edward Ng
Sun May 29, 2005 12:44 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P180: A visual tour
Replies: 224
Views: 165072

Isn't the fan thermally controlled though? What I'm getting at is that if the 120mm TriCool keeps the temperature below 55C, then the fan in the Phantom won't turn on. Actually, that's adjustable (the kick-in point), but yes, if it stays below the kick-in point, it won't kick in (duh...). The quest...
by Edward Ng
Sun May 29, 2005 10:05 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P180: A visual tour
Replies: 224
Views: 165072

Hey guys, here's an idea for what to do with that top blowhole out back for you water coolers! I'm thinking of trying this out if I can figure out a good way to prevent leakage (I didn't have great luck stopping the leaks with my last two Tundras)...

-Ed
by Edward Ng
Sun May 29, 2005 9:21 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Abit Q-OTES Motherboard for at New Egg
Replies: 6
Views: 4390

Correct my eyes if i am wrong, but it seems like a THERMALRIGHT XP-90/120 would have tough time fitting in there.... please tell me thats noit the case tho.. I have an XP-120 to test with and believe me I'm definitely trying it out. Unfortunately, I ended up using my CNPS7700-Cu on a build for a fr...
by Edward Ng
Sun May 29, 2005 9:20 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Best fanless VGA heatsink?
Replies: 22
Views: 9573

Wow, Slaugh that Polar Freezer rocks; I wonder what makes it perform so much better than other similar looking coolers...Could the length of the fins really make that big a difference?

-Ed
by Edward Ng
Sun May 29, 2005 6:02 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P180: A visual tour
Replies: 224
Views: 165072

perplex wrote:if you remove the case of the psu, EM radiation will zap the planet!
:lol:

Actually I think the P180 itself does a handsome job of preventing that. :wink:

-Ed
by Edward Ng
Sun May 29, 2005 5:41 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P180: A visual tour
Replies: 224
Views: 165072

rpsgc wrote:So would that work? I'm just being hypothetical here :D
Actually I was thinking of doing something similar; installing an S12 with the cover and fan completely removed, even part of the interior panel snipped out, to make maximum use of tunnel air flow.

-Ed
by Edward Ng
Sun May 29, 2005 5:35 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P180: A visual tour
Replies: 224
Views: 165072

Would a Phantom 500 with the fan off work in the P180 with the airflow of that lower chamber 120mm TriCool? How will you disable the fan without getting inside the PSU? It's well nigh impossible to get into a Phantom because of the way it's assembled. -Ed Are you sure ? :? The review says that the ...
by Edward Ng
Sun May 29, 2005 5:19 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P180: A visual tour
Replies: 224
Views: 165072

rpsgc wrote:Would a Phantom 500 with the fan off work in the P180 with the airflow of that lower chamber 120mm TriCool?
How will you disable the fan without getting inside the PSU? It's well nigh impossible to get into a Phantom because of the way it's assembled.

-Ed
by Edward Ng
Sat May 28, 2005 6:06 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P180: A visual tour
Replies: 224
Views: 165072

i dont find floppies very useful, but i guess for some raid drivers. modding to fit the dual rad in would be very easy if the fans were closer together. just cut a slot in the dividing plate and slide the rad in. it is likely that you would bolt the rad to one of the fan positions, and it would be ...
by Edward Ng
Sat May 28, 2005 5:14 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Best fanless VGA heatsink?
Replies: 22
Views: 9573

Re: Best fanless VGA heatsink?

I'm trying to decide which fanless heatsink to buy. I think I narrowed it down to the ThermalTake CL-G0003 or the Zalman ZM80D. I know that ThermalTake has a bit of a bad rep and a lot of ppl are gonna say Zalman right away, but this is fanless, so it is kinda hard to lie about dBA ratings. Has any...