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by dynamiks
Wed Sep 21, 2005 9:34 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: acaurora's BLACK P180 ;P (Narrowband warning!)
Replies: 19
Views: 25797

While I won't bash your setup Dynamiks, because it is very very good, and the cleanest I've seen, I bet if you took the top HDD bay out the perfection would be a little harder to see. :) I remember a pic in your other thread showing the cable mass back there. It does look good though, and your work...
by dynamiks
Fri Sep 16, 2005 1:02 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: acaurora's BLACK P180 ;P (Narrowband warning!)
Replies: 19
Views: 25797

that is one hot mess of cables... wow :shock: I would imagine airflow has to be greatly affected by that mess of cables all over the place. You said you tried cleaning it up; well if I was you I'd try alot harder, because I don't even see a difference. You setup doesn't have to come out as neat as m...
by dynamiks
Wed Aug 31, 2005 12:11 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My New Antec P180! With Excellent Cable Management
Replies: 103
Views: 76196

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Antec True Power 2.0 550W power supply installed.
by dynamiks
Wed Aug 31, 2005 12:14 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Pretty excited about TruePower II 480W
Replies: 2
Views: 1342

I just installed my TP-II 550W today. And you are right is it extremely quiet. I am running mine in an Antec P180, and at idle it sits at 830rpm (can't even hear it). And yes all the cables reach in the P180, the only cable that barely makes it is the +12v 4-pin cable. It just reaches the top of the...
by dynamiks
Tue Aug 30, 2005 7:29 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec TP-II 550W with messy cables!! I'm so angry!!
Replies: 7
Views: 2565

Okay well after all that bitching, I managed to get the power supply untangled without ripping the seal on the case to the power supply, so my warranty won't be voided. I got all the cables to come out neatly, and in a straight forward fashion like how it should be. I installed it into my system tod...
by dynamiks
Mon Aug 29, 2005 4:32 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec TP-II 550W with messy cables!! I'm so angry!!
Replies: 7
Views: 2565

Antec TP-II 550W with messy cables!! I'm so angry!!

Okay today I just recieved my Antec TruePower-II 550W power supply. I am sad to say that right after opening it and losening all the cables, I discovered that they are all tangled and twisted within each other. There is no way of untangling the cables without opening the power supply (which voids th...
by dynamiks
Mon Aug 29, 2005 1:14 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec TP-II 550W SLI Ready Power Supply
Replies: 22
Views: 5875

I just got my TP-II 550w today, and I'm very upset at how the cables are all tangled and twisted through each other. And there is no way to untangle them without opening the power supply and voiding the warranty. This really pisses me off. :evil:
by dynamiks
Fri Aug 26, 2005 11:25 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec TP-II 550W SLI Ready Power Supply
Replies: 22
Views: 5875

I went ahead and ordered the TPII 550w. It was 79.99 shipped after rebate at Newegg, so I could not resist. I like mine a lot and the modular design came in handy when installing it in my P180. It's a little fat for the bracket in the P180 (the side brackets flanges out a bit) but with patience you...
by dynamiks
Fri Aug 26, 2005 12:26 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My New Antec P180! With Excellent Cable Management
Replies: 103
Views: 76196

Dude, are you Bill Gates or what? Who has the kind of money to make the upgrades you are? You already had a smokin' system and now this.... Phew... :oops: I'm far from rich. I'm actually pretty broke, but if you sell old parts to buy new ones, you don't pay that much to get the new stuff. I didn't ...
by dynamiks
Thu Aug 25, 2005 10:24 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My New Antec P180! With Excellent Cable Management
Replies: 103
Views: 76196

dynamiks, you posted earlier saying you were buying an antec 500w phantom. Just wondering when you were expecting it? I was looking at the same psu/case and wanted to know what the cable lengths were like - and whether u needed extension cables. Awesome build by the way. I think I saw this on anoth...
by dynamiks
Thu Aug 25, 2005 10:05 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My New Antec P180! With Excellent Cable Management
Replies: 103
Views: 76196

Here's the pic of the case with the door opened.

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by dynamiks
Thu Aug 25, 2005 9:46 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My New Antec P180! With Excellent Cable Management
Replies: 103
Views: 76196

vapb400 wrote:Looks amazing! Mind posting a pic of the sunbeam in the case?

*edit*

and what blue fans are those?
The fans are Coolermaster Silent UV fans.

and I'll take a pic of the fan controller in a minute, then post it up.
by dynamiks
Thu Aug 25, 2005 6:57 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My New Antec P180! With Excellent Cable Management
Replies: 103
Views: 76196

http://www.dynamiks.net/pics/improved_p180/p180%20001.jpg http://www.dynamiks.net/pics/improved_p180/p180%20004.jpg http://www.dynamiks.net/pics/improved_p180/p180%20007.jpg http://www.dynamiks.net/pics/improved_p180/p180%20008.jpg http://www.dynamiks.net/pics/improved_p180/p180%20010.jpg http://ww...
by dynamiks
Wed Aug 24, 2005 5:24 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec TP-II 550W SLI Ready Power Supply
Replies: 22
Views: 5875

I went ahead and ordered the TPII 550w. It was 79.99 shipped after rebate at Newegg, so I could not resist.
by dynamiks
Thu Aug 18, 2005 11:56 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec TP-II 550W SLI Ready Power Supply
Replies: 22
Views: 5875

I found this quote from OCforums - i have two tpII 550s and i have no problem with the fan speed. if i'm understanding this all correctly, if the fans weren't doing their job, then the temp sensor would be kicking the fan into high gear, like the 1800rpm you had Larva. yet the max i've seen on eith...
by dynamiks
Thu Aug 18, 2005 9:49 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec TP-II 550W SLI Ready Power Supply
Replies: 22
Views: 5875

Maybe disc can verify what kind of fan speeds he is getting with the tp 2.0 550w. Yea that would be nice. I have been trying on multiple forums to find people with this power supply, and I haven't had no luck yet. I really am very interested in this power supply. And I like every single thing about...
by dynamiks
Thu Aug 18, 2005 8:51 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec TP-II 550W SLI Ready Power Supply
Replies: 22
Views: 5875

If it is true what frank said about the TPII running at 1000w on average that would be great. Considering how I have nothing in the lower chamber of my P180, the power supply should be able to remain pretty cool, and shouldn't ramp up often. Honestly I have no problem spending the extra money on the...
by dynamiks
Thu Aug 18, 2005 1:50 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec TP-II 550W SLI Ready Power Supply
Replies: 22
Views: 5875

anyone else with some input?
by dynamiks
Thu Aug 18, 2005 1:41 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec TP-II 550W SLI Ready Power Supply
Replies: 22
Views: 5875

Antec TP-II 550W SLI Ready Power Supply

Any reason why this power supply hasn't been reviewed? For the price and specs of this power supply, I am surprised to see rarely any talk about it. The only reason I am guessing is maybe its loud? But there are plenty of other 120mm power supplies that have been reviewed that were loud. Like the Co...
by dynamiks
Wed Aug 10, 2005 11:31 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My New Antec P180! With Excellent Cable Management
Replies: 103
Views: 76196

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some newer, fresher, pics.. 8)
by dynamiks
Wed Aug 10, 2005 1:23 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB) 74GB Raptor
Replies: 8
Views: 2394

Re: Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB) 74GB Raptor

Yours might be defective as all of the 74GB Raptors are FDB. Western Digital introduced FDB motors to the Raptor line via the 74GB model. I doubt mine is defective, but maybe I'm just being more picky than others about the noise. I mean I've seen people here say they can hardly hear the seeks. I du...
by dynamiks
Tue Aug 09, 2005 11:38 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB) 74GB Raptor
Replies: 8
Views: 2394

Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB) 74GB Raptor

How do you know which Raptors are the new models, and which are the old? I would like to check mine to see which version I have. Supposedly the older models which are Ball Bearing are louder. Since my Raptor seems pretty loud to me (only during seeking). I am wondering if I have the older model. Is ...
by dynamiks
Tue Aug 09, 2005 10:06 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Raptor or Samsung SpinPoint?
Replies: 49
Views: 15371

hello! I get in this discussion, I have already 2 striped Raptors. But I am NOT happy! While I don't really care hearing them seeking when I open a file, I do care hearing them clicking every ten second *at idle*. I'm a bit surprised not to see any comment about that. Don't you guys hear that? It's...
by dynamiks
Mon Aug 08, 2005 1:33 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Raptor or Samsung SpinPoint?
Replies: 49
Views: 15371

Oh by the way, how do I know if my Rapor is FDM or Ball Bearing? Is there something indicated on the drive itself? I'd like to check it out, and see which version I have. I purchased mine around November/December in 2004.
by dynamiks
Mon Aug 08, 2005 1:31 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Raptor or Samsung SpinPoint?
Replies: 49
Views: 15371

Well thanks everyone for your comments and input on the whole situation here. I guess for now I will stick with the Raptor, but I really wish I could test out both to see if the 2 Samsungs would really be that much slower than the Raptor. But hey I will probably never know. Only way I'll ever know f...
by dynamiks
Sat Aug 06, 2005 12:45 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Raptor or Samsung SpinPoint?
Replies: 49
Views: 15371

In a RAID configuration, the hard drives are striped (I'm sure you knew that). Remember that a hard drive fills in from the outside of the platter in - the less you have on your drive, the faster it will access data because the rotational speed at the end of the platter is faster than in the inside...
by dynamiks
Sat Aug 06, 2005 12:18 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Raptor or Samsung SpinPoint?
Replies: 49
Views: 15371

True. However, statistically, you do double your chances of losing data. If one hard drive has a 1 error in 1000 hours, then two hard drives have 2 errors per 1000 hours. But, I totally agree with you. You still only lost one hard drive, but now ALL your data is corrupt. That's where RAID 10 or 0+1...
by dynamiks
Sat Aug 06, 2005 12:04 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Raptor or Samsung SpinPoint?
Replies: 49
Views: 15371

How come everytime people mention RAID-0 they always say you risk losing all that data... When you run RAID-0 that doesn't mean you increase the risk of hard drive failure. It just means if one hard drive happens to fail, then you lose all your date from both drives. It doesn't mean that because you...
by dynamiks
Fri Aug 05, 2005 10:03 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Raptor or Samsung SpinPoint?
Replies: 49
Views: 15371

Hehehe, what's to think about? Go buy yourself another Samsung, then promptly send me your Raptor. :D I live at... LOL, well I did like I said. I just purchased another Samsung SP 250gb. I am going to sell this Raptor once the new drive comes in. And of course, I am going to set up the two SP's in ...
by dynamiks
Fri Aug 05, 2005 8:34 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung SP2504C (250GB) or Maxtor Diamondmax SB250 (250GB)
Replies: 11
Views: 4293

Well I have a 250GB Samsung Spinpoint with a Nidec motor, and its SUPER silent. I love this drive. You can barely even hear the seeks unless you put your ear close to the case. Sitting at my desk, I can't really even hear the HD unless I am trying to listen for it. But since you don't have the Nidec...