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by hazindu
Tue Dec 20, 2005 5:57 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: New 6150 board from MSI with component, DVI, and SVideo
Replies: 9
Views: 3890

I havent had any problems with my Asus board so far. It supports tv out, but where the Hell am I supposed to find an tv out expansion bracket?
by hazindu
Thu Aug 25, 2005 4:40 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ThermalRight V1 vs. Arctic Cooling NV5 Rev.2
Replies: 3
Views: 1705

From the reviews I've read, and my own experience with the vga silencer, I believe that the v1 is a better cooler. It gets lower tempuraters and you can put your own fan on it if the stock one is too noisy for you.
by hazindu
Thu Jul 21, 2005 11:30 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Finally a concurrent for Antec's Aria !
Replies: 17
Views: 10468

$190 bucks?!! That's more than the cpu and motherboard I was thinking of putting in one of those. I don't think I like it nearly as much anymore.
by hazindu
Wed Jul 20, 2005 10:37 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: The Perfect Passively Cooled Graphics Card for SFF / Shuttle
Replies: 7
Views: 4310

Wow, there was a time when I was looking for something like that, but then I settled on just using an undervolted iceberq4 on my existing card.
btw, nice to see I'm not the only one using those voltage adapters.
by hazindu
Wed Jul 20, 2005 6:59 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Removing the stock heatsink?
Replies: 6
Views: 2016

the ram chips will be square on the radeon 9800pro
by hazindu
Wed Jul 20, 2005 6:39 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Need new quiet PSU which one :-)
Replies: 4
Views: 1729

You could save a few bucks and go with the s12 380. It has quite a bit more 12volt power than the zalmon you mentioned on your other thread.
by hazindu
Wed Jul 20, 2005 6:26 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Finally a concurrent for Antec's Aria !
Replies: 17
Views: 10468

It's kinda long, but otherwise looks great for the htpc I want to build. I just wander: 1. final street price? 2. does it have vibration dampening for the harddrive? 3. when will it be available? edit: I bet I could watercool that edit2: just read tomshardware's review of it, and it has no hard driv...
by hazindu
Mon Jul 18, 2005 9:30 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How much overhead is really needed? S12 decision question..
Replies: 7
Views: 2049

THose power usage calculators calculate the maximum theoretical power draw your system could experience if every single component was maxed out at the same time. This is not a very realistic scinario, however, for that price difference there is no harm in getting the 430 watt.
by hazindu
Wed Jul 13, 2005 9:54 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HIS Excalibur Radeon 9800 PRO IceQ / 128 MB
Replies: 14
Views: 6131

Looks like you got a pretty good deal. I used a arctic cooling vga silencer on my 9800pro back in the day and it was a great improvement in both cooling and noise over the stock pos.
by hazindu
Fri Jul 08, 2005 11:13 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: xp-90 problems!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1967

If your thermal interface is good, it may be that you got a defective heatsink. Maybe one or more of the heatpipes is bad. I once read a review where the reviewer had to have one replaced for this reason.
by hazindu
Thu Jul 07, 2005 7:28 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CPU temp record?
Replies: 5
Views: 1623

that tempurature really isn't all that bad for a prescot. I should throttle down to avoid damage.
by hazindu
Wed Jun 29, 2005 9:50 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: VGa cooler for 6600GT in Shuttle
Replies: 6
Views: 2356

I have shuttle xp for my backup\lan needs, and I use a vantec iceberq 4 at 5volts to cool my radeon 9500pro. Even at 12 volts it is much quieter than the stock cooling was, and at 5 volts it still cools alot better than the stock unit did. Even at 5 volts, I wouldn't call it silent, but it was a hug...
by hazindu
Mon Jun 27, 2005 11:41 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: So which of these hot new drives do you get?
Replies: 3
Views: 1745

anandtech measures the noise of a system with the drives installed as opposed to measuring just the drive which is why the numbers are so high.
by hazindu
Mon Jun 27, 2005 7:26 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Antec SLK3000B + Swiftech H20-120-FB Water Cooling Kit?
Replies: 5
Views: 2608

Swiftech has two different pumps that they are putting in their kits. The Laing Delphi or as they call it the mcp350 http://www.frozencpu.com/ex-pmp-31.html this pump is very quiet. The laing ecocirc d4 or as they call it mcp650 http://www.frozencpu.com/ex-pmp-27.html the one I had was very noisy Yo...
by hazindu
Mon Jun 27, 2005 7:03 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: SLi Question
Replies: 2
Views: 1345

Nvidia has it's own psu testing standards, and companies can have their products tested by nvidia so that they can put a SLI logo on the box if they pass.
by hazindu
Mon Jun 27, 2005 6:57 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Is this the new revision of the S-12 500W P.S?
Replies: 27
Views: 7255

The newest one should have "HT" at the end of it.
by hazindu
Wed Jun 22, 2005 12:27 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Where can I buy a good CPU heatsink? NewEgg has none!
Replies: 13
Views: 3153

www.xoxide.com - not the fastest, but good prices
www.frozencpu.com - awful prices but very very fast
by hazindu
Tue Jun 21, 2005 6:25 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: LeadTek and Gigabyte CRT analog signal quality?
Replies: 1
Views: 946

I've seen less complaints about gigabyte's signal quality over the years. Many people have reported slightly blurrier than normal picture quality with leadtek.
by hazindu
Tue Jun 21, 2005 5:47 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: power supply testing methodology at extremeoverclocking
Replies: 5
Views: 1670

Their review system is very new for them, I wish they'd re-review the psu's they tested the crappy way. The way most sites review powersupplies is just unacceptable, as it spreads ignorance. All they look at is voltage fluxuation which is the least of my concern in modern psu's. I've even seen revie...
by hazindu
Thu Jun 16, 2005 6:30 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Is there a difference in crispness of video out ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2249

I've never met a tv out that I would call crisp. Matrox is the best for outputting to a regular tv, and even that is abismal IMO. In my limited experience, ati cards have slightly better tv out quality than nvidia, and vivo make no difference in that respect.
hd tv's are a different story btw
by hazindu
Thu Jun 16, 2005 6:23 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Antec SLK3000B + Swiftech H20-120-FB Water Cooling Kit?
Replies: 5
Views: 2608

I once managed to get a similar custom water cooling system inside an antec super lanboy which has a similar design. I piggybacked the radiator on the exhaust fan and used knockouts to make holes for the tubes to connect to the rad. as far as noise goes..... Does that system come with the 650 (laing...
by hazindu
Thu Jun 16, 2005 6:17 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Noobie need some help with watercooling gear..first time H20
Replies: 1
Views: 1567

As long as the radiator is in a cool location, it should work fine. Just don't try to mount it inside your case or tuck it inside a desk drawer.
by hazindu
Thu Jun 16, 2005 6:13 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: GPUs and CPU watercooled setup
Replies: 39
Views: 12874

contrary to popular belief, that radiator will work just fine for a multiple block configuration. The pump should work fine too, although you may want something with a little more head pressure just to be safe.
by hazindu
Wed Jun 15, 2005 12:36 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: A new king for VGA air-cooling? Thermalright V1 - 80mm fan!
Replies: 12
Views: 4612

I wonder how effective that thing is with a slow undervolted fan or even no fan on a high end card. It certainly looked impressive on systemcooling's review.
as far as memory heatsinks, their highly overrated.
by hazindu
Tue Jun 14, 2005 12:35 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Review of the Seasonic "S12" 430w from a different
Replies: 4
Views: 2043

Maybe, but look at extreme overclocking forums. They seem to think that the only thing important in PSUs is minimal voltage fluctuation tolerances (and maximum output power). Noise doesn't matter, efficiency doesn't matter, PFC doesnt' matter - as long as it is OCZ or PC Power & Cooling, it is good...
by hazindu
Tue Jun 14, 2005 9:28 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Water cooling a ASUS EN6600GT
Replies: 3
Views: 2389

http://www.koolance.com/shop/product_in ... ucts_id=87

there you go, also it natively supports the smaller 1/4 id tubing.
by hazindu
Tue Jun 14, 2005 9:23 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Zalman ZM-GWB1 for nvidia 6800?
Replies: 6
Views: 3899

I've never messed with one myself, but most of the reviews I've seen were pretty dissapointed with the zalman block. in other words, you can do better.
by hazindu
Tue Jun 14, 2005 8:30 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Review of the Seasonic "S12" 430w from a different
Replies: 4
Views: 2043

bleh, another "here are the voltage" review from someone who doesn't know what their writing about.

extreme overclocking, slcentral, systemcooling, tomshardware, and spcr are the only sites I've seen so far with psu reviews worth reading.
by hazindu
Thu Jun 09, 2005 6:30 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: VGA Cooler Shootout
Replies: 5
Views: 2335

good find.

unfortunately, I havent seen the northpole 1000 available anywhere. not that I'm in the market for a new cooler at the moment.
by hazindu
Thu Jun 02, 2005 4:49 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic S12-500 & 600
Replies: 99
Views: 77475

I got the A1 revision, but without the HT. Does anyone know if this is any less efficient than what was reviewed? It has the 24pin to 20pin adapter and only one pcie connecter, but is it otherwise the same thing?