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by klankymen
Sun Aug 14, 2011 12:43 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive video card in Antec NSK2400 / Antec Fusion? (HD6670)
Replies: 4
Views: 1909

Re: Passive video card in Antec NSK2400 / Antec Fusion? (HD6

I don't think the lower end cards can be undervolted easily (my 5750 cannot), but double check. See my link here: http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=62194. As you can see, I managed to convert a noisy half-height dual-slot 5750 into a quad-slot passively cooled half-height 57...
by klankymen
Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:20 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive video card in Antec NSK2400 / Antec Fusion? (HD6670)
Replies: 4
Views: 1909

Passive video card in Antec NSK2400 / Antec Fusion? (HD6670)

Hiya! I have decided it is time to buy a new video card for my PC. It is more or less an HTPC / media server, you can see details and pictures of it in this thread . As you can see, space is very tight in this case, but there is enough room to put an expansion card in the pcie slot. I was originally...
by klankymen
Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:43 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet/Cool Radeon 5670/6670 for HTPC?
Replies: 1
Views: 1573

Re: Quiet/Cool Radeon 5670/6670 for HTPC?

Hello! I can't help you, but I'd like to state that I'm in a similar search at this moment. I'm considering getting a fan-cooled 6670, but putting an aftermarket passive heatsink on it.

I doubt any of the stock fans will be quiet enough for my taste.
by klankymen
Fri Feb 25, 2011 3:21 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Attaching regular sata hard drives as external backup drives
Replies: 6
Views: 1632

Attaching regular sata hard drives as external backup drives

Hiya! For my data, which is stored on internal drives, I like to have redundancy. Not a raid system, but a fully redundant 1:1 backup copy. Up until now I've been using external USB hard drives. However for several reasons I'm looking for a new solution. Ideally I'd like to reuse old internal hard d...
by klankymen
Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:53 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec NSK2400 Media Host with 10TB
Replies: 6
Views: 2880

Re: Antec NSK2400 Media Host with 10TB

Well, I'm up to 2560x1600 now, so I doubt I can keep it fanless in the next build. Gigabyte didn't even try making a proper 6850, what a letdown. By the way, I'd be happy to rid you of that Minja any time. ;) If you knew the trouble I went through to get that!! First I tried to buy it new - no luck...
by klankymen
Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:29 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec NSK2400 Media Host with 10TB
Replies: 6
Views: 2880

Re: Antec NSK2400 Media Host with 10TB

nice! Thanks! This looks astonishing. Good thing nobody told you that this can only hold 2 hard disks. :) Thanks! Yes, I never listen to the haters :D Interestingly, I had the same GigaByte 8600GTS (also my second passive gigabyte) as you did, before my upgrade, but we obviously came to very differ...
by klankymen
Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:29 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec NSK2400 Media Host with 10TB
Replies: 6
Views: 2880

Antec NSK2400 Media Host with 10TB

Hiya! Long time no new system, but I'm finally done with my new machine. Since my old Socket 939 motherboard blew up, I was forced into upgrading slightly earlier than intended. The upgrade was a slow upgrade, done in several steps, and in fact some of the components have still been kept (case, fans...
by klankymen
Tue Aug 31, 2010 10:00 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja Mini Rev B.
Replies: 17
Views: 11903

Is there a way to mount the Rev A version to socket 1156? I have an opportunity to obtain a used one of these, but they are by default only compatible with 754, AFAIK. You can buy the mounting clips for socket 1156 separately. Geizhals lists it at /deutschland/a392124.html (sorry, can't post links ...
by klankymen
Sun Aug 29, 2010 11:00 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja Mini Rev B.
Replies: 17
Views: 11903

Is there a way to mount the Rev A version to socket 1156? I have an opportunity to obtain a used one of these, but they are by default only compatible with 754, AFAIK.
by klankymen
Sun Aug 15, 2010 11:57 am
Forum: Donate for Reviews
Topic: Samsung EcoGreen F3 2000GB
Replies: 16
Views: 27550

One question - the WD 1500GB only has 3 platters, whereas this has 4. Would it be safe to assume that the WD 2TB would be louder than the 3 platter model? What's the expert opinion here? I'm looking to put 3 such drives in my computer, so noise is rather important here. There is a WD20EADS in the c...
by klankymen
Thu Aug 12, 2010 1:15 pm
Forum: Donate for Reviews
Topic: Samsung EcoGreen F3 2000GB
Replies: 16
Views: 27550

Wow, good timing on the review! I was just waiting for midnight to arrive yesterday to order three of these (free shipping after mitnight) and got cold feet upon reading the review. One question - the WD 1500GB only has 3 platters, whereas this has 4. Would it be safe to assume that the WD 2TB would...
by klankymen
Wed Jul 21, 2010 8:11 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New low power mini-ITX system
Replies: 8
Views: 2812

Re: Other monitoring option

Nice system! The mobo does look lonely, though. If speedfan isn't working for you, hwmonitor is another option: http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html Thanks for that recommendation, I'll check it out! And as for the loneliness, I already have a plan. Hopefully this thread will find one more...
by klankymen
Tue Jul 20, 2010 4:31 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja Mini Rev B.
Replies: 17
Views: 11903

So all forms of Ninja Mini are good and gone? Will have to try to find a used one then :(

Thanks though.
by klankymen
Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:14 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja Mini Rev B.
Replies: 17
Views: 11903

Scythe Ninja Mini Rev B.

Hi, does anybody know anything about this heatsink? It is listed on Scythe's website . However it cannot be found on newegg, and while it is listed on geizhals , there are no shops listed selling it. What is up? Is this item so new that it's not available anywhere? The old one is no longer available...
by klankymen
Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:10 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New low power mini-ITX system
Replies: 8
Views: 2812

Hi. Stage one is complete (and has been for a while, but I only got around to posting now). http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b33/klankymen/spcr/DSC01059.jpg http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b33/klankymen/spcr/DSC01061.jpg http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b33/klankymen/spcr/DSC01062.jpg http://i16...
by klankymen
Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:33 pm
Forum: Donate for Reviews
Topic: Samsung EcoGreen F3 2000GB
Replies: 16
Views: 27550

Another $25 dollars from me, as I am itching to increase my storage by 6TB.

Hopefully one more donation and we're good to go. 8)
by klankymen
Thu Jun 24, 2010 1:46 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 7V Fan trick
Replies: 5
Views: 1396

sub wrote:Hi,

Or you can put 2 fans in parallel on the 12v to get 6v.
Nope, has to be in series. With parallel only the current gets halved, not the voltage.
by klankymen
Wed Jun 16, 2010 10:29 am
Forum: Donate for Reviews
Topic: Samsung EcoGreen F3 2000GB
Replies: 16
Views: 27550

Samsung EcoGreen F3 2000GB

Hello, I think this product is quite straightforward, also known as the HD203WI, it's a high capacity hard drive. I'd like to see some good information on this regarding noise and power consumption. I have donated 25$, perhaps somebody else is also interested in seeing this. Ideally I'd like to see ...
by klankymen
Wed Jun 16, 2010 10:13 am
Forum: Donate for Reviews
Topic: Donate for Reviews FAQ
Replies: 15
Views: 144177

Re: Donate for Reviews FAQ

Q4: What is the total value of donations needed before a product is reviewed? The idea is not for donations to cover the entire cost of our review, but to subsidize them. The total donation targets for these various product categories are based roughly on real costs: fan: $100 heatsink: $200 hard d...
by klankymen
Tue May 25, 2010 11:46 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New low power mini-ITX system
Replies: 8
Views: 2812

Thanks, I'll consider that.

Anybody have any comments on the Mobo+CPU+RAM? I'd like to order tomorrow.
by klankymen
Tue May 25, 2010 11:17 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU to Power a BE-2400 system
Replies: 1
Views: 876

PSU to Power a BE-2400 system

Hello, The spcr recommended list seems to be full of high cost high power high silence PSUs. However on the bottom end of the list I have some problems. The Seasonic SS-300SFD 80 Plus and Nexus Value 430 both don't seem to be available in Germany. I'm looking for a cheap, quiet (not silent), reliabl...
by klankymen
Sun May 16, 2010 6:32 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New low power mini-ITX system
Replies: 8
Views: 2812

New low power mini-ITX system

Hello people. Long time, no post here, but my old computer broke, and it's time for an upgrade. I was hoping to continue using my old PC for a while longer, but unfortunately that's not possible. However I intend to continue to use the following parts: Antec NeoHE 500 Power Supply Samsung SpinPoint ...
by klankymen
Sat Apr 10, 2010 8:39 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: ZOTAC H55-ITX WiFi
Replies: 40
Views: 29360

Wait a month and take a look at the Gigabyte version of an H55-ITX before you make a final decision. Thankfully I have to wait for my may wages til I can buy anything, so I'll have to wait at least a month :wink: Still would be interested in firsthand reports on dual-link on the Zotac. EDIT: Looked...
by klankymen
Fri Apr 09, 2010 7:18 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: ZOTAC H55-ITX WiFi
Replies: 40
Views: 29360

Does anybody have this board yet (the H55-ITX)? I'm debating whether to get one, and my question is... Does it support Dual-Link DVI with 2560x1600 resolution? I've read contradicting things on the internet - some spec sheets say it does dual-link, some people report it won't do dual-link. Anybody h...
by klankymen
Tue Oct 06, 2009 3:22 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Fusion same drive mounting as NSK-2400?
Replies: 1
Views: 1697

Antec Fusion same drive mounting as NSK-2400?

Hi, I've got an NSK-2400 case, and am short a couple of screws for it. I checked antec, and they sell the following screw packs: http://img.skitch.com/20091006-qc32fx9gg621ksxxrrqn9w3j1u.jpg As far as I know the Fusion Black ought to be basically the same case as the NSK-2400, but I'm not sure if th...
by klankymen
Sat Aug 15, 2009 8:44 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Any word on the new 2TB drives?
Replies: 6
Views: 2828

Any word on the new 2TB drives?

Hi, long time no post. Newegg has a 15% off deal going on hard drives, and I was thinking about getting 2x2tb to put in my NSK2400. They are selling a 5400rpm Western Digital and a 5900(wtf)rpm Seagate . The Seagate is 20 bucks cheaper... does anybody have any experience with either of the drives, h...
by klankymen
Sat Dec 06, 2008 2:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: BCS Declares Germany the winner of WWII.
Replies: 53
Views: 9043

You do realize that a majority of the US population is near those beaches you are talking about? Look at the largest US cities by population, most aren't in the middle of the country. As Daniel Tosh so eloquently put it "The middle of the country is for people who gave up on their dreams." :lol: Yo...
by klankymen
Sat Dec 06, 2008 1:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: BCS Declares Germany the winner of WWII.
Replies: 53
Views: 9043

wojtek wrote:Just to remind you - Falklands 1982. But they don't have jokes about that...
True, but no-one outside of the UK even knows of that war.... If the United States were to attack Jamaica it would be an easy win as well.
by klankymen
Sat Dec 06, 2008 6:53 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: BCS Declares Germany the winner of WWII.
Replies: 53
Views: 9043

:D Yes, for us Europeans this have absolutely different dimension. In my country even jokes on this subject aren't welcomed. If by your country you mean the UK, I'll have to disagree. Nobody makes more WW2 Jokes than the brits. Just watch monty python / fawlty towers. Or even more current - top gea...
by klankymen
Sat Dec 06, 2008 5:47 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: BCS Declares Germany the winner of WWII.
Replies: 53
Views: 9043

:D Yes, for us Europeans this have absolutely different dimension. In my country even jokes on this subject aren't welcomed. If by your country you mean the UK, I'll have to disagree. Nobody makes more WW2 Jokes than the brits. Just watch monty python / fawlty towers. Or even more current - top gea...