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by Flexo
Sat Apr 22, 2006 11:35 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Watt meter weirdness: Watt gives?
Replies: 7
Views: 2097

Just as a system comparison to yours, nutball, my rig (see details below) using a wattmeter drew the following consumption from the mains. With the PSU on standby with 5v flowing through mobo : 19w System on, at idle, with cool'n'quiet : 85w At load playing FEAR: ~140w So your readings sound right, ...
by Flexo
Fri Mar 17, 2006 12:56 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Serial ata enclosure
Replies: 10
Views: 2681

Hi elec999. I use a Scythe silent box to encase my samsung spinpoint sp2004c. Its Completely silent when inside the case at both idle and spin, and thats with an already very quiet setup. Temperatures inside the HD gradually climb to max of 41C after about 5 hours and stops climbing. Would of gone f...
by Flexo
Sun Jan 08, 2006 5:27 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Smart Drive 2002c in the UK
Replies: 6
Views: 1740

I tried getting one of these back in september, emailed KustomPCS and QuietPC.com to see if they had any plans to order some, but they were happy with the harddrive silencers they already had. It seems they are only available in the US and Japan, not anywhere in Europe. Settled for the Scythe Silent...
by Flexo
Tue Nov 22, 2005 12:24 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Logitech MX 510 has a high pitch sound!
Replies: 40
Views: 33181

OH YEAH you're right about the MX510. I just put my ear up to the mouse after noticing your post, and I can't believe how noisy it is. Its quite noticeable at <20 cm from my ears even when placed on a mouse mat. That probably explains some of the whine I keep hearing when I position my head in a cer...
by Flexo
Mon Nov 21, 2005 1:09 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Recommend Silent LCD Monitor
Replies: 65
Views: 44727

My VP191b does emit a quiet hum that can be heard when the brightness level is below 75% mark on the brightness setting bar. More noticeable at late hours of the evening when the ambient noise level is very low. Didn't notice it at first when I purchased it, but after replacing a desk lamp that had ...
by Flexo
Fri Sep 30, 2005 11:48 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Scythe Silent Box
Replies: 4
Views: 1620

I plan on getting one of these next week from Quietpc.com for my Samsung SP120 2004C. Wanted the Smart drive 2002C originally but since thats not available in Europe, I'm hoping this will still do a good job. I'll report back next week on its performance. ACOUSTIC CASEC6607b + 2 NEXUS 120 FANS (FRON...
by Flexo
Fri Sep 30, 2005 11:40 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quietly cooling a high end machine
Replies: 47
Views: 11208

Hi joshpape Both www.Quietpc.com/uk and www.kustompcs.co.uk sell the Ninja for £41. I also use the Ninja for my 3700+ San diego with a 120 Nexus fan. An Excellent cooler, its currently idling at 34C with the fan at 560 rpm Hope that helps. ACOUSTIC CASEC6607b + 2 NEXUS 120 FANS (FRONT & BACK) | ATHL...
by Flexo
Wed Sep 14, 2005 3:46 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Recommended fans for T-Balancer?
Replies: 2
Views: 1251

Hi regoldman I use the much acclaimed NEXUS 120 fans with my T-balancer. No problems at all. The lowest fan speed I have them set to is around 450rpm but they can go lower(haven't bothered to find out). Top speed registers at 1120rpm on the T-balancer at 100%. But you might need something faster for...
by Flexo
Wed Sep 14, 2005 3:21 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: What else can I use to stick T-BAN sensors?
Replies: 2
Views: 1090

The same happened to me with the T-balancer. I had to order some mcubed superstrong from the mcubed website. Heres the link: http://www.mcubed-tech.com/eng/shop.htm From there, go to the spare parts section on the left. Its basically an adhesive tape that sticks the sensors to the heat sources. But ...
by Flexo
Wed Sep 14, 2005 2:58 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: x800xl recommendations
Replies: 10
Views: 2816

You could try ATI Tool 0.24 which can set the fan speed for different temperature points.Link: http://www.techpowerup.com/atitool/ I use it for my Sapphire X800XL Ultimate with the fan speed at 25-30% (temp at 40C). Completely inaudible. When the temperature rises when playing games etc, I have it s...
by Flexo
Mon Sep 05, 2005 8:30 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: What is a reasonable Nforce4 chipset temperature?
Replies: 14
Views: 7826

So what program should we use to determine the actual temperature of the Northbridge? I have an Asus A8N-E with a Zalman ZM-NB47J. I've been using Asus Probe and Everest to read the NB temp thinking it was the MB temp between 35-40C. I also have the T-balancer installed with the analogue sensor read...
by Flexo
Mon Aug 08, 2005 12:59 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Major problem fitting Scythe Ninja 1000 on ASUS A8N-E
Replies: 17
Views: 4128

Thanks for all your replys guys! :D After reading Kadiir's post, I changed my approach to the mounting. First I took off the Nexus fan, and realised that some of the mounting clips were nearer to the bracket holes than others. So I hooked one of these first (clipping the most difficult of the clips)...
by Flexo
Sun Aug 07, 2005 10:23 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Major problem fitting Scythe Ninja 1000 on ASUS A8N-E
Replies: 17
Views: 4128

I have the Scythe SCNJ-1000 mounted on the A8N-E. I encountered no problem in using the Scythe back plate on the mobo, so I suggest you review that step Garry, on the back of my mobo theres some soldered blobs on the circuits. This prevents one of the 4 corners of the bracket (one closest to the po...
by Flexo
Sun Aug 07, 2005 8:58 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Major problem fitting Scythe Ninja 1000 on ASUS A8N-E
Replies: 17
Views: 4128

Major problem fitting Scythe Ninja 1000 on ASUS A8N-E

Hi Guys. I've come to a standstill while building my new PC. I've attached my Athlon 3700+ San Diego CPU to the Asus A8N-E 939 Mobo, set up the Nexus 120 fan on the Scythe Ninja NCU-1000 HS and carried out the instructions for the mounting of the HS. But when I came to attach the mounting clips to t...
by Flexo
Wed Jul 27, 2005 10:46 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: PC Build Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 1809

Thanks for the reply Sizzle. I've taken on board your advice about the Nexus drive-a-way, I'll see how the hard drive sounds first when inside the chassis. I take it as there are no other replies means that my choice of components is spot on? Well I'll be ordering them soon and once built, I'll post...
by Flexo
Wed Jul 27, 2005 10:34 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best CPU and Northbridge Thermal Compound?
Replies: 12
Views: 3678

Thanks for the responses guys. I've decided to go with the Artic Silver Ceramique for both the CPU and NB.

Cheers :D
by Flexo
Sat Jul 23, 2005 2:53 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best CPU and Northbridge Thermal Compound?
Replies: 12
Views: 3678

Best CPU and Northbridge Thermal Compound?

Hi Everybody. I'll be buying the parts for a new PC setup soon and I was just wondering if there was recommended thermal compound amongst members of this forum for both CPU Heatsinks and Northbridge Heatsinks. I plan to use a AMD 3700+ San Diego with a Scythe SCNJ-1000 Ninja CPU cooler (with a Nexus...
by Flexo
Fri Jul 22, 2005 7:02 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: PC Build Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 1809

PC Build Advice

Hi I've finally decided on the components I'll be using for my first PC build. I've read a lot of discussions, posted ideas and based decisions on the SPCR reviews. My aim is for high performance but with the lowest possible noise output(like many others here!). Planned PC build (with links) CASE: A...
by Flexo
Thu Jul 21, 2005 11:37 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: T-balancer HELP!
Replies: 9
Views: 2565

Thanks for the advice Aleksi and Ultraboy. Decided on the advised mCubed T Balancer XL Analogue fan controller + 2 extra analog sensors. Buying them from KustomPCS.co.uk as soon as they have new stock. Ultraboy - Where can you buy extra thermal tape for these sensors? Do you know of any UK retailers...
by Flexo
Thu Jul 21, 2005 11:24 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Pioneer DVR-A09XL
Replies: 12
Views: 3436

Thanks for your responses guys! I've decided to go with the Pioneer DVR-A09XL Planned PC build CASE: Acoustic case C6607b with 2 Nexus 120mm fans (front +back) CPU: Athlon 64 3700+ san diego CPU CPU Heatsink: Scythe SCNJ-1000 Ninja + Nexus 120mm fan MOBO: Asus A8N-E Nforce4 Ultra (939) + Zalman ZM-N...
by Flexo
Thu Jul 21, 2005 11:17 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: San diego 4000 CPU
Replies: 13
Views: 4464

Thanks for the responses IonYz and Mats. I've decided to go along with the Athlon64 3700+ San Diego. Seems to me the extra performance of the 4000+ doesn't justify the £120 extra cost. Strange though, how theres so few reviews of the 3700+ when it seems to be a quite popular high perfomance CPU at a...
by Flexo
Tue Jul 19, 2005 2:53 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe SCNJ-1000 Ninja heatsink
Replies: 179
Views: 144098

Hi. Does anyone know if the Scythe SCNJ-1000 Ninja heatsink is compatible with the Asus A8N-E motherboard? i.e no interference with the memory slots like some Heatsinks do. Can't find anything on the Scythe site or at Asus. Has anybody tried these 2 together without any problems? This impressive rev...
by Flexo
Tue Jul 19, 2005 12:57 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: T-balancer HELP!
Replies: 9
Views: 2565

T-balancer HELP!

Calling all users of the T-balancer! I need some help deciding on which T-balancer parts to buy. I've searched and read the discussions about the T-balancer here. From what I've read I've decided I'll need: 1. T-balancer XL Analogue 2. Extension Set - analog sensor hub 3. And some extra analogue sen...
by Flexo
Mon Jul 18, 2005 6:08 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Pioneer DVR-A09XL
Replies: 12
Views: 3436

Pioneer DVR-A09XL

Hi Does anyone use the Pioneer DVR-A09XL Optical drive? How does it perform? I'm looking for an excellent performing and quiet optical DVD/RW drive for a new PC build. Are there any issues when fitting it into 5.25" bays? I'll be using an acoustic case C6607b, I just hope the acoustic material that ...
by Flexo
Mon Jul 18, 2005 1:42 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Anyone use the ViewSonic VP191b?
Replies: 5
Views: 2020

Hi LH I've found this extensive discussion thread at Hardforum for users and future users of the Viewsonic VP191b (8ms) monitor here: http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=904119&page=1&pp=20 They all discuss its capabilities in detail and have been posting recently, so I'm sure your queries cou...
by Flexo
Fri Jul 15, 2005 11:23 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Silentpipe X800XL - 4 months later - meltdown?
Replies: 9
Views: 3963

You could try the Sapphire X800XL Ultimate VGA instead, here: http://www.sapphiretech.com/vga/x800-xlult.asp It comes with the Zalman VF700-ALCU cooler, saving you the bother of attaching it, and is reportedly very quiet. This is the VGA card I'm planning on buying soon and so feedback on it would b...
by Flexo
Fri Jul 15, 2005 7:26 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: SCNJ-1000 Ninja + Asus A8N-E
Replies: 0
Views: 831

SCNJ-1000 Ninja + Asus A8N-E

Hi. Does anyone know if the Scythe SCNJ-1000 Ninja heatsink is compatible with the Asus A8N-E motherboard? i.e no interference with the memory slots like some Heatsinks do. Can't find anything on the Scythe site or at Asus. Has anybody tried these 2 together without any problems? Thinking of using t...
by Flexo
Thu Jul 14, 2005 3:15 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: San diego 4000 CPU
Replies: 13
Views: 4464

San diego 4000 CPU

Hi. Does anyone know where I can find some online reviews of the Athlon 4000 San Diego (939) CPU? Its a real challenge trying to find anything on the San Diego revision. I've already searched this forum. Need some info on its performance compared to the 3700 San Diego version to work out if its wort...
by Flexo
Tue Jul 05, 2005 2:56 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: S-12 430w + X800 XL ultimate compatibility
Replies: 3
Views: 1495

Thanks for responding to me so quickly guys!

Decided now to go ahead with this PSU after reading your comments.

And I meant A8N-E(939) instead of K8N-E (754). Just a typing error!
by Flexo
Tue Jul 05, 2005 12:34 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: S-12 430w + X800 XL ultimate compatibility
Replies: 3
Views: 1495

S-12 430w + X800 XL ultimate compatibility

Hi I new to this forum but I've been reading the discussions for many months now, collecting ideas for a quiet but good gaming PC I'm planning on building soon. My question is with the Sapphire X800 XL Ultimate's compatibility with the Seasonic S-12 430w PSU. Having read the discussions I realise th...