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by Aleksi
Tue Jul 10, 2007 9:55 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12 II (new revision) - now widely available
Replies: 73
Views: 60374

The internal pics as promised (I remember someone over at Jonnyguru asking for them also) http://img177.imageshack.us/img177/5682/p1020597smallwy9.jpg http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/1877/p1020637smallfy0.jpg http://img54.imageshack.us/img54/8424/p1020643smallqb3.jpg http://img215.imageshack.us/i...
by Aleksi
Tue Jul 10, 2007 9:44 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: One more P180
Replies: 12
Views: 6789

One more P180

Hi, A month ago I visiting the biggest finnish computer retailer with a friend and happened to stop by their "returned items corner". Basicly they have items with shipping damage, other minor bumps or that have been returned by customers within the 14 day return period. I noticed they had a P180 for...
by Aleksi
Thu Jul 05, 2007 10:23 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12 II (new revision) - now widely available
Replies: 73
Views: 60374

Jazz, I also expected to S12II to be next generation PSUs, maybe something based on the S12-Energy+. However, I didn't change my order and received three units of S12II 380W. The 380W does not have the plastic as far as I can tell. However the fan in the Seasonics really isn't that great, a good exa...
by Aleksi
Thu Jun 28, 2007 9:01 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The new main rig in a NSK6500 [56k]
Replies: 26
Views: 23818

Hi jalridge,

yep, it definately vibrates more than other cases I've played with. For the first time I had to use suspension for a hard drive. I've always managed with sorbothane, even with an identical Seagate in a Sonata.
by Aleksi
Thu Jun 28, 2007 10:07 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12 II (new revision) - now widely available
Replies: 73
Views: 60374

After checking the pics in this review I'm a bit unsure... I ordered three S12II's from Germany, but I'm considering about swapping my order to the old model :? http://www.techaddicts.net/reviews/s12ii500/s12ii500.html The PCB layout seems to match the Antec Earthwatts... I don't get it. Why the hel...
by Aleksi
Wed Jun 27, 2007 7:01 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Users of Asus M2N-E and Scythe Ninja
Replies: 2
Views: 1471

Hope this answers your question

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by Aleksi
Tue Jun 26, 2007 12:24 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: SU430 (NSK6500 PSU) fan swap [56k]
Replies: 17
Views: 20204

yes, you can probably use a flat screwdriver to pop of the plastic 2-pin socket so that the pins would remain intact. I decided to replace the entire connector because I had proper 3-pin male connectors lying around. (And I wouldn't use a Noctua in PSU, especially in a bit crowded PSU like the one a...
by Aleksi
Sat Jun 23, 2007 6:32 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Price difference Antec Solo/NSK6000
Replies: 10
Views: 4628

Hi, I recently sent an email to the SPCR user frankgehry, where I stated "If I'd pick now, I wouldn't take the NSK6500". I've been playing with a P180 (building a system for my brother) and a Solo + P150 (used by a friend) in the past few weeks, and I have to say they all seem better than the NSK650...
by Aleksi
Wed Jun 20, 2007 9:19 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The new main rig in a NSK6500 [56k]
Replies: 26
Views: 23818

Thanks :)
by Aleksi
Mon Jun 18, 2007 8:19 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Ninja and Asus M2N-E
Replies: 1
Views: 1469

Moro,

yes it fits, check the Main Rig in my signature. It clears the caps near the socket by a few mm.

Now can you answer if the Ninja fits the plain M2N? :D

BR,
Aleksi


EDIT: Yep, the Ninja did fit the M2N, however capacitors near the socket may touch the heatpipe.
by Aleksi
Sun Jun 17, 2007 8:36 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Ninja compatibility with Asus M2N?
Replies: 0
Views: 1336

Ninja compatibility with Asus M2N?

Hi guys, searching SPCR I found a bunch of people using Asus M2N- E with the new version of the Scythe Ninja, but does anyone have the plain Asus M2N and uses Ninja? http://www.asus.com/products.aspx?l1=3&l2=101&l3=340&l4=0&model=1340&modelmenu=1 http://www.asus.com/999/images/products/1340/1340_l.j...
by Aleksi
Sun Jun 17, 2007 6:56 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The new main rig in a NSK6500 [56k]
Replies: 26
Views: 23818

Did some tinkering; It's really easy to pick out any odd noises when the case sits 20cm from your head. Also realised that my HDD wasn't properly decoupled with sorbothane and produced a very faint hum. So that's going to be settled with some suspension. My brother has the same damn HDD mounted on s...
by Aleksi
Sat May 12, 2007 5:59 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The new main rig in a NSK6500 [56k]
Replies: 26
Views: 23818

Hi!

It's nice to get positive feedback (well, any feedback) on the builds, so thank you! :)
by Aleksi
Fri May 04, 2007 6:30 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The new main rig in a NSK6500 [56k]
Replies: 26
Views: 23818

Hi Amjed and thanks for the nice comment! :) The air conditioning in my building has been on overdrive for a few days. I just installed the muffler and will have to wait until around 10PM for the air conditioning to go off. Yes it does drop some noise, but I want to test if the muffler helps when cr...
by Aleksi
Fri May 04, 2007 6:01 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The new main rig in a NSK6500 [56k]
Replies: 26
Views: 23818

I had too much time on my hands at work earlier this week and found some thin aluminium... so I whipped out the tinsnips and re-did the PSU "duct" from aluminium and also an exhaust muffler. So the PSU duct with some U-rubber to protect the wiring. http://img157.imageshack.us/img157/6605/p1020405sma...
by Aleksi
Tue Apr 17, 2007 8:53 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silence At Last: The Taterworks Reference PC
Replies: 29
Views: 21814

Dan / Frank, The last "normal" production runs of the FBK were in 1991 and 1993, the 40mm FBK was however made still in 2006 because it is a high pressure fan in U spec. Even that was replaced with 1608KL due to better performance and about three times longer life. It is possible that there have bee...
by Aleksi
Sun Apr 01, 2007 10:26 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The new main rig in a NSK6500 [56k]
Replies: 26
Views: 23818

Hi, I had three private messages (USA, Sweden and Finland) asking about the U-rubber, so thought I'd post the info here. It's from a finnish shop called "teollisuus-Etola", basicly they sell all kinds of industrial plastics and rubbers. So those kind of shops would be your best bet for finding it, l...
by Aleksi
Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:09 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The new main rig in a NSK6500 [56k]
Replies: 26
Views: 23818

Hi and thank you for the nice comment :) About the Seagate... the vibration is OK. It was clearly audible when I tried the silicone grommets that came with the case, but sorbothane has worked very well. If you can suspend the drive then that should be OK too. The drive is quiet when idleing. However...
by Aleksi
Sat Mar 31, 2007 11:35 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The playground Sonata
Replies: 17
Views: 18885

Hi psiu and thanks for the comments. I actually re-titled the thread as the title "Sonata (T-balanced and damped)" didn't really describe it anymore.
by Aleksi
Sat Mar 31, 2007 12:49 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silverstone LC03 HTPC
Replies: 14
Views: 16996

OK, I'm on an update spree... I only have a few pics of this setup, but it shows the main improvement. This thing currently holds the components from my old main rig - Athlon XP 3000+ undervolted to 1.35V and underclock to 1.8GHz (IIRC) - Abit NF-7 with a 1GB of memory - Maxtor Diamondmax 9 160GB - ...
by Aleksi
Sat Mar 31, 2007 12:19 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The playground Sonata
Replies: 17
Views: 18885

Looking at the old pics sure brought a smile to my face. Nice to watch a time line of your silent PC obsession :) well, this setup is currently with my brother as his HTPC. The current specs are... - Asus A7V880 motherboard, - Athlon XP 2000 running at 1,4V and 1,2GHz IIRC. Used the wire trick on th...
by Aleksi
Fri Mar 30, 2007 2:43 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The new main rig in a NSK6500 [56k]
Replies: 26
Views: 23818

Hi Amjed, first off, thanks for the nice comment :) well Nici pretty much said what I had in mind. The front 92mm fans are very nice. The 92L1A has zero chipset noise and it's very smooth. The 92M1A has slight chipset noise, but even though the intake fans are in the "front panel" the chipset is not...
by Aleksi
Thu Mar 29, 2007 8:32 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The new main rig in a NSK6500 [56k]
Replies: 26
Views: 23818

A friend came over with an AC power consumption meter...

- 65W AC power from the wall at idle
- 115W AC power from the wall at full load (both cores 100% with Prime95, GFX card stress tested with RHTDRIBL, HDD doing a virus scan)

That is not much.
by Aleksi
Thu Mar 29, 2007 6:21 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Yet another P180 build - Finished! :)
Replies: 65
Views: 50993

Nice system, very nice and clean work.
by Aleksi
Thu Mar 29, 2007 4:13 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The new main rig in a NSK6500 [56k]
Replies: 26
Views: 23818

Hi guys and thanks for nice the nice comments. :) MrSpok, I've used the Acoustipack Deluxe in my old Sonata. I installed it right at the beginning so I can't tell how much it really helped. With this one I tested with and without the standard Acoustipack and I really think it helped as the case felt...
by Aleksi
Sun Mar 25, 2007 11:22 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The new main rig in a NSK6500 [56k]
Replies: 26
Views: 23818

The new main rig in a NSK6500 [56k]

Hi, in short... This is one of the three rigs I've been playing, it currently functions as my main computer. The specs are: - Asus M2N-E passive cooling with heatpipes - AMD AM2 3800+ X2 (65W), Scythe Ninja as the heatsink - Asus 7600GS, passive - Seagate 7200.10 320GB SATA - Kingston ValueRAM DDR2 ...
by Aleksi
Sat Feb 24, 2007 12:26 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's Fan Round-Up #3: 92mm Fans
Replies: 45
Views: 35016

Relabellers / rebranders will never order genuine new NMB-MAT, simply because they are too expensive and will allow very very little profit. Regarding the Rexus NMB-MATs; Looking at the pics, few things give them away as surplus. For example, the Rexus / NMB-MAT 92M1BX has to be OEM surplus, simply ...
by Aleksi
Thu Jan 04, 2007 5:38 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec TruePower Trio 550
Replies: 13
Views: 11989

Hi MikeC,

out of curiosity: the 650W version of the Trio reviewed by a finnish website had a plastic sheet covering half of the PSU fan. Did your 650W sample have this (see the link below for picture)?

http://www.tehomylly.net/artikkelit/kuv ... 650_04.jpg
by Aleksi
Thu Jan 04, 2007 12:17 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: SU430 (NSK6500 PSU) fan swap [56k]
Replies: 17
Views: 20204

Hi Cloneman, Yes, the fan is controlled by the PSU's own fan controller. And yes normally you use a duct to provide cool air to the PSU and to prevent the PSU fan from ramping under load. But, in this case the PSU keeps the fan voltage below or at 5V even without the duct even at full load, which gi...
by Aleksi
Mon Dec 18, 2006 8:25 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: SU430 (NSK6500 PSU) fan swap [56k]
Replies: 17
Views: 20204

So did mine... :oops:

I'll change the thread title.

So the first post should say "a 430W version of the same PSU that was reviewed with the NSK2400"