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by sundevil_1997
Fri Jan 02, 2015 2:50 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Removing front panel audio interference (Antec P180)
Replies: 1
Views: 1320

Removing front panel audio interference (Antec P180)

I got a nice pair of headphones for my birthday, and so was using the front panel audio connector for the first time (had been using a pair of USB headphones before that). But I noticed some serious audio interference (buzzing, static) that made it unacceptable for normal use. I had to basically cho...
by sundevil_1997
Tue Jul 29, 2008 8:53 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: In praise of Antec (and my P180b)
Replies: 5
Views: 2229

In praise of Antec (and my P180b)

A couple weeks ago, I was trying to put my USB thumb drive into the front connections on my P180B case. For some reason it wouldn't go in. So, I checked the USB port...and much to my surprise, I was able to easily remove the black plastic piece that is used in the port to hold the connector in place...
by sundevil_1997
Sun Oct 07, 2007 4:00 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Obtaining drive temps from RAID (Seagates in Intel raid)
Replies: 1
Views: 1184

Obtaining drive temps from RAID (Seagates in Intel raid)

I've got 2 Seagate drives in an Intel Matrix RAID1. The Seatools utility only shows there being 1 drive, not 2...so it's already being fooled. When I select that drive and try to get some in info (specifically temps), it comes back as fail. So I'm sure the raid is what's fooling it. I'm trying to te...
by sundevil_1997
Tue Oct 02, 2007 8:16 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180B = best case ever
Replies: 15
Views: 19616

Well, the dual desktop PC upgrade has completed, and I am dang tickled by the result. P180B Antec NeoHE 450 Abit AB9 QuadGT Pentium 2160 Dual Core MSI GeForce 8600GT Fanless 2GB Crucial 2 X 200 GB Seagate SATA in RAID 1 This case is brilliant. I kept murmuring that as I was putting the whole thing t...
by sundevil_1997
Sun Aug 05, 2007 7:33 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: P182SE 150 shipped from compusa.com
Replies: 3
Views: 2536

SE = special edition, is the mirrored version.

Regular P182 I believe is something like "gunmetal" grey.
by sundevil_1997
Fri Aug 03, 2007 1:21 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Neo HE 500: cables reach in P180? MB compatibility issues?
Replies: 11
Views: 4107

All right! That's what I like to hear (since I'm this invested now anyway!) :lol: Thanks for the input.
by sundevil_1997
Thu Jul 26, 2007 5:45 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180B = best case ever
Replies: 15
Views: 19616

oo, a mini 182...that sounds intriguing. This is the first case I'm happy to display. I'm not so happy about it that I felt enticed by the 182 special edition...yikes! :shock: But the clean look of the 180b is really sweet. It's the first PC case I've had that doesn't look like all the other cases I...
by sundevil_1997
Thu Jul 26, 2007 5:43 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Neo HE 500: cables reach in P180? MB compatibility issues?
Replies: 11
Views: 4107

Heh, I'm in the same boat. Maybe we should start a new site, QPCR (quietpcreview.com). :wink: I'll just be happy if I can stand a few feet away and not realize the PC is one, except for the lights on it. That's all I'm after, and hopefully the NeoHE will help in that regard.
by sundevil_1997
Thu Jul 26, 2007 3:47 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180B = best case ever
Replies: 15
Views: 19616

P180B = best case ever

I think this is the most excited I've been about a case before. I waited, and hunted around, and finally snagged one at $68 shipped (AR), and I truly believe I've found my case for the next decade. PC cases is one of the least upgraded things for me, so it's good to have a GREAT looking case that is...
by sundevil_1997
Thu Jul 26, 2007 3:35 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Neo HE 500: cables reach in P180? MB compatibility issues?
Replies: 11
Views: 4107

Hm. I can't really turn mine on yet, due to not having a motherboard to hook it up to (and not really wanting to try the paperclip trick at this point)...but I was hoping it shared the relatively quiet characteristics of its reviewed brother, the 430 or whatever that was. It rated fairly high on the...
by sundevil_1997
Thu Jul 19, 2007 11:04 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Neo HE 500: cables reach in P180? MB compatibility issues?
Replies: 11
Views: 4107

Great! Thanks for the encouragement, and that from a fellow NeoHE owner....nothing worse than thinking you bought wisely and got a good deal on quality...only to be told it was junk. :cry:
by sundevil_1997
Thu Jul 19, 2007 8:41 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Neo HE 500: cables reach in P180? MB compatibility issues?
Replies: 11
Views: 4107

Great, glad it will reach.

Sure hope it's good power (it's certainly ENOUGH power)...it is an antec after all.

Sadly, when using a windows machine....BSOD are not uncommon, and could be caused by anything....so I'd probably never think it was the power supply.
by sundevil_1997
Thu Jul 19, 2007 7:39 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Neo HE 500: cables reach in P180? MB compatibility issues?
Replies: 11
Views: 4107

Neo HE 500: cables reach in P180? MB compatibility issues?

A half-price rebate at frys.com spurred me to get this powersupply (2, in fact) as I'm gearing up for a dual PC upgrade. My next planned purchase is a P180b as soon as I find a really good deal. But while I'm waiting...will I need to buy cable extenders for this PSU to reach most motherboards? (have...
by sundevil_1997
Fri Jun 22, 2007 7:11 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: P180 for $99.99 (free shipping) after rebate at outpost.com
Replies: 6
Views: 3726

Hmm....

"Fool me once, Fry's, shame on you. Fool me twice...and I'll kick ya in the nuts."

At least, I THINK that's how that saying goes... :wink:
by sundevil_1997
Fri Jun 22, 2007 8:48 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: P180 for $99.99 (free shipping) after rebate at outpost.com
Replies: 6
Views: 3726

Heh, ok, I will....although I'll say that so far, SPCR has been my most reliable source for that info.

I'm haunting ebay also, but I have yet to find any deal that comes in less than $100 when including their outrageous shipping.
by sundevil_1997
Fri Jun 22, 2007 4:53 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: P180 for $99.99 (free shipping) after rebate at outpost.com
Replies: 6
Views: 3726

Well, after one of the worst online ordering processes ever, I then get an email the next day saying they cancelled my order because the item is no longer available, and now they don't mention a P180b on their website in any manner. Not so much bait and switch and bait and then yank the hook out of ...
by sundevil_1997
Wed Jun 20, 2007 7:24 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: P180 for $99.99 (free shipping) after rebate at outpost.com
Replies: 6
Views: 3726

Actually, it's even better than that....the P180B is $99, with a $50 rebate, (so $49 total) and it DOES have free shipping. Rebate ends tomorrow. But I've been waiting for a cheap 180B, so thanks for the tip!
by sundevil_1997
Sun May 27, 2007 7:23 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Antec P180 for $50
Replies: 2
Views: 2639

dangit! I'm in the market for either a P180, 180b, or 182....two of them actually. It's time for our first major PC upgrades in several years, so I've got my sights set on these cases. I definitely favor the 182, but I'd "settle" for the 180 if that cheap.

Guess I keep looking.....
by sundevil_1997
Wed Jan 31, 2007 9:34 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Review: mCubed T-Balancer bigNG Advanced Fan Controller
Replies: 11
Views: 6059

I have the t-balancer XL (I bought it from someone from these forums, actually) and I completely love it. I am constantly on the search for another one of these things, two in fact. But they're DANG hard to even find for sale anywhere in the US, and I'm not wanting to pay $75+ for one (yet). But I h...
by sundevil_1997
Mon Jan 29, 2007 6:39 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR does CES 2007
Replies: 22
Views: 18444

I'm honestly kinda surprised about the switch to an LCD from a VFD. If I'm not mistaken...isn't that pretty much an HTPC/MediaPC type case? LCD's, while generally much cheaper than VFD's, have horrid viewing angles (note, I specifically mean the VFD's you find in HTPC cases...LCD TV's have great vie...
by sundevil_1997
Thu Jan 25, 2007 3:53 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: ATX HTPC case recommendations?
Replies: 5
Views: 2609

No problem.

There are two really good sources for info about HTPC's....one is the forums at htpcnews.com (just the forums...the rest of the site has largely died). And missingremote.com is good for news and some forum help.
by sundevil_1997
Thu Jan 25, 2007 3:26 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: ATX HTPC case recommendations?
Replies: 5
Views: 2609

Antec and Silverstone and Origin all make HTPC cases that take ATX. I just bought the Silverstone LC-17 for my ATX board and I'm quite pleased with it.

Check 'em out at PC Alchemy. Most of those cases take ATX.
by sundevil_1997
Thu Oct 19, 2006 3:47 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Getting at least SOME deserved credit...
Replies: 3
Views: 3108

Hahah..just like psiu said in his post, I "Didn't see any mention of the article with the search function". Doh!

Ah well.
:oops:
by sundevil_1997
Thu Oct 19, 2006 1:07 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Getting at least SOME deserved credit...
Replies: 3
Views: 3108

Getting at least SOME deserved credit...

My Nov. issues of PC Games magazine contained a very short section on quieting PC's. Nothing earthshaking, that's for sure....but it did also, in the very last paragraph, say that for all of the best info on silencing a PC, go to silentpcreview.com. *clapclapclapclapclap* Credit where credit is due.
by sundevil_1997
Wed Jul 19, 2006 9:55 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Building your own fan controller.
Replies: 32
Views: 99758

Heh...well, as long as I was learning stuff, I figured I might as well document it so others could too.

I'm still willing to add more DIY fan-controllers to the original post, if anyone describes one for me. But hopefully the info that IS there is useful to ya.
by sundevil_1997
Sun Jun 11, 2006 5:29 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Did mcubed-tech.com go out of business?
Replies: 11
Views: 3662

I really don't think the bigNG is a new t-Balancer....it is capable of working with a T-Balancer using an interface cable, or it can work by itself, just like a miniNG. I was definitely under the impression that this was a replacement for the t-balancer, which they've stopped making. It's true, wit...
by sundevil_1997
Fri Jun 09, 2006 9:42 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Did mcubed-tech.com go out of business?
Replies: 11
Views: 3662

Hmmm..that does sound good. Analog OR pwn. That's new to me.

I'm pleased it comes standard with so many sensors.

Now, of course, the BIG question....where does a poor yokel in the states get one??
by sundevil_1997
Thu Jun 01, 2006 6:50 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Did mcubed-tech.com go out of business?
Replies: 11
Views: 3662

Re: Did mcubed-tech.com go out of business?

I'm dyin' to pick up 2 more t-balancers, but I'm wondering if I should hold out for the new version. I also got an email from them saying that there were no more supplies of the t-balancer until the new one comes out. If I could pick up some t-balancers cheap-like, I'd do it in a second....but USA d...
by sundevil_1997
Thu Mar 02, 2006 2:05 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: How loud is the Athlon64 In-a-box cooler?
Replies: 9
Views: 2931

Re: How loud is the Athlon64 In-a-box cooler?

Boomerang Rapido wrote: So my question is, how loud it the stock cooler? In either case I can always switch to a more quiet solution later.
I posted here a few weeks ago that I found the stock cooler to be really pretty good, and quiet in my opinion. My PSU fan is now the loudest thing in it.
by sundevil_1997
Wed Feb 01, 2006 4:31 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Need a good HSF that blows away from the motherboard
Replies: 5
Views: 1821

CGameProgrammer wrote:The hell with it, I'm impatient.
An hour and 49 minutes? Meh, that ain't so bad....you waited longer for a reply than I normally do.

:lol: