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by tempeteduson
Tue Jun 14, 2005 8:43 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Why is AS5 on the northbridge bad?
Replies: 12
Views: 4634

BTW (sorry if this is off topic) does anyone know how long AS5 and Ceramique can be stored on the shelf (without hurting their effectiveness)?
by tempeteduson
Mon Jun 13, 2005 10:37 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Building an AMD64 Overclocking Machine
Replies: 12
Views: 3009

Oh, interesting. :oops: In that case, you probably need to use fairly small fans, probably 60mm ones, which are usually whiny. There is one 60mm fan on the SPCR Recommended list that you can check out, though. That said, I don't think a fan on the RAM will do much for overclocking but will add much ...
by tempeteduson
Mon Jun 13, 2005 10:28 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Do you think this Antec Aria build will be silent?
Replies: 2
Views: 1368

If you don't suspend or enclose that hard drive, I don't think the system can be silent. Would you consider a 2.5" HDD and perhaps get away without such treatment?
by tempeteduson
Mon Jun 13, 2005 10:13 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Building an AMD64 Overclocking Machine
Replies: 12
Views: 3009

Re: Building an AMD64 Overclocking Machine

RAM: 2x512MB of premium RAM, not sure what kind yet but I will want active cooling, not sure what to do here Active cooling on RAM? :? Do you mean RAM with heatsinks (passive cooling)? Anyway, I agree with MonsterMac that you could benefit from an XP-120 for overclocking (not sure about a Nexus for...
by tempeteduson
Mon Jun 13, 2005 10:56 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: New box for folding
Replies: 8
Views: 3788

I would go for AMD for the same reasons stated by others. This is coming from another AMD fan. :wink:
by tempeteduson
Mon Jun 13, 2005 10:28 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Antec 3700BQE with AcoustiPack Deluxe v2
Replies: 13
Views: 4317

Very, very nice, Longbow. :)

How's the Pioneer DVD drive working for you? I heard it's pretty quiet.
by tempeteduson
Sun Jun 12, 2005 10:01 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervoltable Motherboards: ADD to the list!!
Replies: 313
Views: 342392

I am very late to this thread, so I don't know if somebody has posted this information already. But here goes... The Chaintech 7KJD (hybrid AMD/VIA chipset for Socket A Athlon/XP) mobo that I have allows a maximum -0.100V undervolt in 0.025V increments from a default that seems to be 2.1V :shock:, a...
by tempeteduson
Sun Jun 12, 2005 9:46 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New System help
Replies: 8
Views: 2369

Consider the SLK3000B, which improves on the 3700 and lets you choose your own PSU. I think the Seasonic S12-380 is a good fit for your system, and the XP-90 (with a suitable fan) is a cheaper alternative to the XP-120 and performs nearly as well. For the motherboard, consider one with an ATI Xpress...
by tempeteduson
Sat Jun 11, 2005 1:11 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Most Reliable Fanless PSU?
Replies: 48
Views: 15735

I know you are looking for the most reliable fanless PSU, but I think a good fanned PSU will be more reliable than any fanless one. After all, the fan is good insurance! Perhaps you should consider a PSU with a large, low-airflow fan, such as a Seasonic S12.
by tempeteduson
Wed Jun 08, 2005 4:12 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Just Another 3000B (56K Warning!)
Replies: 28
Views: 15195

L3thal,
Very nice rig! Did you use the stock Antec TriCool fan for any length of time? If so, how does it compare (on the low-speed setting) to the Yate Loon?

Thanks!
by tempeteduson
Mon Jun 06, 2005 8:47 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Ed's (Effectively) Silent K8 Rig--Moving Beyond Sigma One
Replies: 68
Views: 67506

A very nice build. Those SilentDrives make me rethink my previous thought that three 5.25" bays are enough. Apparently I need more! :wink:
by tempeteduson
Mon Jun 06, 2005 5:28 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can you trust the arctic silencers then?
Replies: 35
Views: 13432

I recently read a review of a Sapphire X700 Pro card on Maximum PC that seems to have an Artic Silencer preinstalled. The reviewer didn't like the fact that it took up a total of THREE slots! :shock:
by tempeteduson
Mon May 30, 2005 9:41 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My next Athlon
Replies: 12
Views: 2998

Re: My next Athlon

While the PM probably gives higher FPS in games when maxed out, I finally concluded that I want A64 because of the integrated memory controller and possibly 64 bit extensions. I think I would enjoy this more in the long run rather than 10 FPS more in some game. What makes you come to that conclusio...
by tempeteduson
Sat May 28, 2005 10:03 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Preliminary information on Sonata II
Replies: 6
Views: 2064

If it's not a special SmartPower PSU, it should be this one: http://www.antec.com/us/productDetails.php?ProdID=26450 Yes, the fan is at the back. I was commenting that TruePower units are Antec's premium PSUs, and that the SmartPower is its budget line. I believe they use better components on the TP...
by tempeteduson
Sat May 28, 2005 9:39 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Preliminary information on Sonata II
Replies: 6
Views: 2064

Good find. It looks to be an improvement over the original Sonata (I really like the door that can open 270 deg.). However, I think the inclusion of a power supply is not a good move, especially with a SmartPower one instead of the original TruePower, albeit with a higher 450W rating. Still, I like ...
by tempeteduson
Mon Apr 18, 2005 11:26 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic S12-430: Beyond the Super Tornado
Replies: 200
Views: 181384

I don't know if anyone has already posted a link to this review of the S12-330, but here it is: http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=166&num=3 It's not a very in-depth review, neither one tailored to acoustics, but it does give you an idea of how it compares to the S12-430 reviewed by ...
by tempeteduson
Sat Apr 02, 2005 4:10 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Very Cheap case for a client
Replies: 24
Views: 7317

Cheap and quiet? I don't know, but maybe you're asking too much. Personally, I wouldn't go with anything cheaper than an Antec Solution Series case (SLKxxxx). I have one (SLK3700AMB) and am pretty happy with it, save for its heft, flimsy front door, moderately loud PSU, and slightly misaligned mothe...
by tempeteduson
Sat Apr 02, 2005 3:53 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Thoughts on Seagate?
Replies: 8
Views: 2482

I have never heard anything negative about Seagate. They lag behind a bit in performance, but they've always gotten the reptuation of being very quiet and reliable. Well said; same thoughts here. FWIW I have a couple of Seagate drives (Barracuda IV and 7200.7) that have yet to die on me. Read here:...
by tempeteduson
Sun Nov 07, 2004 6:09 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Breaking the "bigger cases cool better" myth.
Replies: 13
Views: 2961

That's probably because the CPU has its own duct and is isolated (cooling-wise) from the rest of the system. And how hot is the videocard? Not very, I suppose?
by tempeteduson
Fri Jul 30, 2004 1:58 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: stock fan swap for amd
Replies: 4
Views: 1454

You must be talking about the stock Athlon XP HSF. I've tried this...it works fairly well (I got the adaptor at CompUSA). However, the fan will be farther away from the heatsink and CPU and thus must work harder (i.e. spin faster) than if you have one right on top of the heatsink. So cooling efficie...
by tempeteduson
Wed Jul 21, 2004 5:26 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Athlon64 Upgrade Cooling Recommendations
Replies: 43
Views: 11877

Talk about computers heating up rooms. I have an AXP 2200+ with the stock HSF and it gets to ~52 C under load (when I'm playing games). Ironically, it's the most powerful and coolest-running system of the three I have. Even at those temps, I'm forced to stop gaming for the sake of my ventilation.
by tempeteduson
Wed Jul 21, 2004 3:26 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: How many people wish theere was a good Pentium M board?!?!
Replies: 14
Views: 3961

Re: Pretty close actually

Well, according to Anandtech, the 1.5ghz Banias had a TDP of 24.5 watts. The 1.8 ghz A64 is 35W. If you put the A64 @ 1.5ghz, then it's under 30 already without any vcore drop. So I think it's REALLY close. You have to remember that the Dothan chips are .09 nano, so perhaps AMD can match that 21W f...
by tempeteduson
Wed Jul 21, 2004 1:04 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec Phantom >???
Replies: 11
Views: 2803

It seems dead to me (excuse the pun).
by tempeteduson
Thu Jul 08, 2004 5:32 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Antec SLK1650 an alternative to 3700?
Replies: 11
Views: 3440

What's that for anyway?
by tempeteduson
Thu Jul 08, 2004 4:31 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Antec SLK1650 an alternative to 3700?
Replies: 11
Views: 3440

New Antec SLK1650 an alternative to 3700?

This new variation of the SLK1600 has a larger 120mm rear fan, more powerful 350-watt PSU, and comes in beige and black. Here is the black version: http://www.antec-inc.com/us/pro_details_enclosure.php?ProdID=91654 Might be a good, smaller alternative to the SLK3700AMB/BQE or 2600AMB/2650BQE. Though...
by tempeteduson
Wed Jul 07, 2004 2:24 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Anyone using Benq x120 keyboard?
Replies: 5
Views: 2125

I've done business with Axion (well, there's an Axion retailer near my house--no shipping!) and I can't say anything negative about them.
by tempeteduson
Tue Jun 29, 2004 8:06 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: New Antec HD Cooler
Replies: 6
Views: 2113

Thank you for the corrections. It looks suitable for the P160.
by tempeteduson
Tue Jun 29, 2004 11:00 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: New Antec HD Cooler
Replies: 6
Views: 2113

New Antec HD Cooler

This accessory doesn't do anything for silence, but it keeps your HD cool without fans!
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by tempeteduson
Mon Jun 28, 2004 12:47 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: amd64 cool'n'quiet v.s desktop pentium M
Replies: 2
Views: 1532

I would say A64 has the edge in performance, but the Pentium M is more efficient in terms of heat output. I would personally go with A64, since desktop boards for the Pentium are not plentiful (most are industrial boards).
by tempeteduson
Sun Jun 27, 2004 1:43 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quietest 120mm case fans?
Replies: 20
Views: 6202

RLiu818 wrote:I think the quietest fan at 12v in my experience is the stock antec fan that comes with the 3700BQE case.
The stock fan on the SLK3700AMB is the only 120mm fan I have, but I don't think it's particularly quiet (nor particularly loud). It does cool well, though.