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by nosoup_fouru
Mon Jan 30, 2006 6:17 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: SLI Case choices...
Replies: 3
Views: 1330

I've got 3 hard drives and the way the drives overhang the motherboard it has been a hassle getting one 7800GT in with cable management, let alone 2.
by nosoup_fouru
Mon Jan 30, 2006 5:43 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: SLI Case choices...
Replies: 3
Views: 1330

SLI Case choices...

I'm gonna' take the jump to SLI in a couple months and I don't think my venerable Antec SLK3000B is roomy enough for the job. So, current SLI owners tell me what case you are using and even better, show me some pictures. I am very paticular about wiring and air flow so a pic is truly worth a thousan...
by nosoup_fouru
Thu Dec 22, 2005 8:33 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Howling nVidia 6800
Replies: 12
Views: 2785

Oh, the options! A Dell XPS 400 with Dual P4's 2G RAM Dual 160 Hard Drives nVidia geForce 6800 video card Generic Dell single tuner (ATI) Yeah, um, I think I located the source of your intense heat. Do you need a furnace with that thing running? :P The higher the temps, the higher the noise. I'd be...
by nosoup_fouru
Thu Aug 25, 2005 10:17 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: BK640 Availability?
Replies: 0
Views: 760

BK640 Availability?

Anyone have a shipping date for this case yet? I have a need for a BTX system ASAP and can't find this case anywhere?
by nosoup_fouru
Sun Jul 17, 2005 3:11 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Winning the 'Well, Duh!' award for 7/13/05 - Tom's Hardware!
Replies: 18
Views: 6395

What? I think tomshardware.com is great, and the VGA/CPU charts are the best by far. While some of their comparison charts are useful they have been caught showing bias more than a few times in their stand alone reviews. Every word you read at Tom's should be taken with a huge grain of salt and val...
by nosoup_fouru
Thu Jul 14, 2005 5:03 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Winning the 'Well, Duh!' award for 7/13/05 - Tom's Hardware!
Replies: 18
Views: 6395

I'm not sure what all the sarcasm is for.... Because there is nothing more fun than mocking Toms these days, too many times they have been caught showing extreme bias, using flawed scientific methods, outright dishonesty, etc... And just as many times they have editorialized about how legit and for...
by nosoup_fouru
Fri Jul 08, 2005 4:17 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Foxconn NF4K8MC-ERS (mAtx, 939)
Replies: 58
Views: 48402

Well add me to the Foxconn Blows club roster, I had a S754 Sempron 3100 I got really cheap so I grabbed a Foxconn NF4K8AB board and at first it seemed great. There was only one minor issue that the PCI-E kept getting reported as an AGP bus, but after emailing Foxconn they said it would be fixed in a...
by nosoup_fouru
Thu May 12, 2005 3:17 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Verdict on TAC ducts??
Replies: 5
Views: 2024

Expirament complete, the TAC duct is necessary. With the duct in place temps are 3-4c lower than without the duct and just the grill holes exposed. So there you go, leave the duct on.
by nosoup_fouru
Tue May 10, 2005 11:18 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Verdict on TAC ducts??
Replies: 5
Views: 2024

Verdict on TAC ducts??

Here's my rig... Antec SLK3000B 420W Enermax PSU PIV 530J (3.0ghz) 2x512MB Crucial Leadtek 6600GT 2x120MM Nexus (de-coupled, front and rear) This is the second retail HSF on the CPU and it is far quieter than the first one, happy with that. This is also the second Leadtek 6600GT, the first one was v...
by nosoup_fouru
Sun Apr 03, 2005 2:15 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Help with Case selection
Replies: 12
Views: 2825

I am a huge fan of the SLK3000B, I built my latest system in one and am very pleased with the airflow and noise characteristics.
by nosoup_fouru
Tue Mar 29, 2005 5:30 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Quiet PC Brand recommendations for office users?
Replies: 7
Views: 4626

One of my client ordered a bunch of HPs based on a straight BTX design. The samples we tested with 2.8ghz PIVs and they were virtually silent, not up to my standards buy tolerable in an office environment with minor ambient noise. When it came time to place the order they were offering the 3.4ghz PI...
by nosoup_fouru
Sun Mar 27, 2005 8:51 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: SPCR and Aluminum Anti-Bias?
Replies: 41
Views: 11992

I've lurked here for a while and learned a lot. I have tried aluminum cases several times and they are ALWAYS noisier than steel. There is just no way around it, the resonating characteristics of aluminum cases can be quieted, but it takes more work and never completely goes away. It is cheaper and ...
by nosoup_fouru
Tue Mar 22, 2005 5:07 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Mac Mini - cheapest, smallest, and most quiet SFF?
Replies: 22
Views: 13308

Ehrm. Apples ATI 9200 is a fair bit better than everything that comes integrated. It's a good DX8.1 level gfx chip. Apple does use the gfx-chip for its user interface. This is quite intelligent. The upcoming Tiger update of the OS will use the gfx chip even more extensively and make this available ...
by nosoup_fouru
Tue Mar 22, 2005 4:37 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Mac Mini - cheapest, smallest, and most quiet SFF?
Replies: 22
Views: 13308

I had a Via C3 1000 for about a month, it was generally sluggish for many common task with Windows XP. I suppose if you were doing nothing but web surfing, simple email and very basic word processing it would be enough, but ask it for much more and it sputtered. The last straw was when it couldn't f...
by nosoup_fouru
Tue Mar 22, 2005 4:21 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Should I sell my Sonata for an SLK3000B and S12-430W?
Replies: 4
Views: 2062

I had a Sonata and found it to be annoying to work in, I really didn't like the flipped drive cages either. While I am not sure the SLK3000B is a lot larger, it feels more spaceous to work in. I sold my Sonata and paired the SLK3000B with a ENERMAX Noisetaker 420W and am very happy. I also replaced ...