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by vine-au
Sun Nov 19, 2006 8:02 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Fans -VS- Nexus Fans
Replies: 17
Views: 7695

www.pccasegear.com.au is about the only australian stockist of Nexus. they have a bulk-buy deal going at the moment too.
by vine-au
Sun Nov 19, 2006 7:12 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic M12 700 NOT enough for 8800GTX SLI????
Replies: 49
Views: 16769

student wrote: I think cooling technologies will develop along with increased heat output and so silent 1KW PSU's will be possible. Some watercooled or heatpipe version probably exists somewhere already...
Zalman already have one available
by vine-au
Sun Aug 06, 2006 12:52 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Core 2 Duo-based, quiet gaming rig
Replies: 10
Views: 3434

you really don't need to worry about elastic suspension on the HDD's if you're going for the P180 (which i highly recommend, a brilliant, quiet, sexy case). The rubber suspension grommets in the P180 will isolate all the vibrations from the HDD's, plus the noise isolation in the case will eliminate ...
by vine-au
Sun Jul 30, 2006 12:03 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Logitech MX 510 has a high pitch sound!
Replies: 40
Views: 33887

damnit my MX518 has this whine as well! I never noticed it till I read this post and stuck the mouse up to my ear. It's not overly loud, thankfuly, but it's definately there. Now it's going to annoy the hell out of me :( Time to search for a new mouse ten I guess... I'm going to write an email to Lo...
by vine-au
Wed Jul 26, 2006 2:22 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Infinity HSF (the really big one!) reviewed
Replies: 12
Views: 4599

what is the actual weight of this? does anyone know? from the look of it I can't see how it could possibly be supported by a motherboard... that thing is a behemoth!
by vine-au
Tue Jul 25, 2006 6:02 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: How to silence your mouse without any soldering
Replies: 11
Views: 21313

Well I gave this a go. Tried it on my MX518, and I should have tried it out on an old cheap mouse first. It worked for the most part. I got the litle bit of rubber band in between the metal and it really silenced it. Only did it to the right mouse button for now, to see if I like the feel of it. The...
by vine-au
Thu Apr 27, 2006 11:44 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: For all aussies, orange Nexus 120mm, $20 from PC Case Gear
Replies: 10
Views: 2677

Now that's a bit more realistic! They must have competition from somewhere :lol: I did a search and didnt turn up any other oz retailers with the nexus, so I think reyn116 is right, theyre clearing stock before the black/white ones come in. might have to grab myself a couple of these. been eager to...
by vine-au
Fri Apr 14, 2006 7:23 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: How sturdy is the top of a P180?
Replies: 6
Views: 1866

Re: How much stuff...

BigA wrote:By stuff, are you referring to a motorcycle engine block?
Damn that sounds like an impressive mod :shock:
by vine-au
Thu Mar 16, 2006 12:04 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: [CeBIT 06] Scythe's passive PC & PSUs
Replies: 9
Views: 4805

hmm, sorry to nitpick - but wouldnt a 120mm fan invalidate the "passive" title in this heading?
by vine-au
Fri Jan 20, 2006 9:07 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: NEW AMD stock cooler with 4 heatpipes and swapable 80mm fan!
Replies: 21
Views: 8492

Thats the stock fan that comes with the dual cores. Never installed it myself - I stuck with my Tt Typhoon. I plugged it in to test the fan though - bit loud for my likes, and has a definate whoosh noise to it. I guess you could undervolt it or swap it out... I got bored one night so decided to lap ...
by vine-au
Fri Jan 20, 2006 9:01 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Aerocool Dominator: 140mm Thermalright clone!
Replies: 7
Views: 2275

looks like its all aluminium though, I dont see any copper on that HS base (could be plated though i guess) I'd like to see some reviews of this.
by vine-au
Fri Jan 20, 2006 8:56 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Simple, cheap CAG noise reduction
Replies: 10
Views: 2702

I did the same thing about a month ago - mostly to get the computer closer to the window and fresh cool air. But I noticed a drop in noise too - though mostly when Im sitting back from it a little (the top hole lets noise pass straight up at my ears)
by vine-au
Fri Jan 20, 2006 8:52 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cut out rear fan grille on Centurion 5?
Replies: 8
Views: 2422

Hmmm...how did you cut it to make it look clean? (Does the P180 have a similarly "bulbous" grille?) Any thoughts on how I should cut it? I'm thinking I could leave some of the hexagons near the screw holes (easier to get clean than cutting around the whole thing?). Actually -- I have a 120mm bimeta...
by vine-au
Wed Jan 18, 2006 2:22 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180 advice needed
Replies: 11
Views: 4854

gbeichho wrote:I'm assuming you're using a quality thermal grease? That can make the difference of a few degrees as well.
AS5 ftw :) great stuff.
by vine-au
Tue Jan 17, 2006 4:04 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Aerocool case w 250mm fan!
Replies: 15
Views: 4807

The CM 830 can apparently take a 300mm fan :shock:
might have to check out this case i really like the look of it
by vine-au
Tue Jan 17, 2006 3:57 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cut out rear fan grille on Centurion 5?
Replies: 8
Views: 2422

I cut the front grille out from my P180 and it definately reduced noise - and incresed airflow dramatically. grab that dremmel and cut!
by vine-au
Tue Jan 17, 2006 3:10 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180 advice needed
Replies: 11
Views: 4854

bit of an update: I was noticing some high temps and low frequency vibrations so I made a few modifications. Im saving for a trip overseas so I decided to postpone the Ninja/Nexus/Seasonic upgrade for now and make do with what Ive got: First I tried reversing the airflow - pulling in from the top an...
by vine-au
Fri Jan 13, 2006 5:37 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: AnandTech three-way case comparison
Replies: 4
Views: 1799

im surprise they used this "golden orb" cooler. seems like a fairly random cooler to choose. why not go stock cooler? Actually the golden orb II coller has been shown to perform slightly better than than the Zalman CNPS7000B-Cu. I guess they figure someone who buys the P150 or equvalent case isnt g...
by vine-au
Thu Jan 12, 2006 7:52 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: How long can I expect a case fan to last?
Replies: 11
Views: 4096

Bean wrote:awesome. I wonder if having a fan on the horizontal shortens its life?
Why would that make a difference? the bearings in a fan have pressure on them regardless of the orientation.
by vine-au
Thu Jan 12, 2006 3:40 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180 advice needed
Replies: 11
Views: 4854

What system do you run? AMD X2 4400+ @ 2650mHz (265x10 - 1.425vcore) A8N-SLI Premium 2GB OCZ Platinum EL PC3200 @ 265mHz (3-3-3-5 1T - 2.8v) Antec P180 Leadtek 7800GTX @ 500/1363 (with VF700-cu) SilenX iXtrema Pro 520W (replacing it with a Seasonic 500W finally) Tt Big Typhoon (replacing with a Scy...
by vine-au
Thu Jan 12, 2006 3:25 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Case from Newance
Replies: 4
Views: 2020

interesting looking case. I'd like to see some benchmarks of it, temps/noise etc.
by vine-au
Wed Jan 11, 2006 9:54 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180 advice needed
Replies: 11
Views: 4854

McBanjo wrote: Air can't beat water.
I disagree, if you have a high ambient temp (live in a temperate zone) then watercooling is at a disadvantage of not being able to disipate heat fast enough. In this case air can get you a lower temp, plus a lot less hassle.
by vine-au
Wed Jan 11, 2006 9:45 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180 top-hole blanking plate by me, with pictures.
Replies: 9
Views: 2294

Weldingheart wrote:Cool,(I thought it was made from steel before read)you should mass producing them for people here :lol:
for sure, I'd buy one :D
by vine-au
Sun Jan 08, 2006 8:44 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Fusion looks interesting.. (CES 06)
Replies: 7
Views: 2832

Damn I'm glad I held off on buying a HTPC case, I'll definately be waiting for this one! - I couldnt be happier with my P180 and this uses similar ideas.
Antec does it again 8)
by vine-au
Thu Dec 29, 2005 9:33 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: REAL Antec P180 Door Fix
Replies: 71
Views: 56975

Do we contact Antec directly? If so what process do you use - RMA, fault ticket etc...? Or the retailer we bought it from?
by vine-au
Sat Nov 12, 2005 6:41 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180 vs. SLK3000B resonance/harmonics
Replies: 10
Views: 2470

ahh lol now i get it :roll:
I was mentally adding another "m" in there - as in "cable-gammi"
the origami thing makes much more sense (duh) :D
by vine-au
Fri Nov 11, 2005 5:05 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180 vs. SLK3000B resonance/harmonics
Replies: 10
Views: 2470

wtf is "cable-gami" :?:


:shock:
by vine-au
Fri Nov 11, 2005 5:03 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Zalman TNN 300 Fanless case Review
Replies: 1
Views: 945

~chia... cant see myself spending quite that much on a case, no matter ho uber it is.
by vine-au
Fri Nov 11, 2005 4:49 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P180 - will there be a revision?
Replies: 1
Views: 1218

couldnt say really - but you definately cant go wrong with the current P180. I'll never stop raving about it - such a great case. and speaking of toys i finally bought a Dremel yesterday, damn what a nifty little tool!
by vine-au
Fri Nov 11, 2005 4:44 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180 vs. SLK3000B resonance/harmonics
Replies: 10
Views: 2470

who even uses ribbon cables anymore?? i thought round cables were the staple these days. oh yeah - and the P180 is a superb case. i have four hdd's mounted in the lower cage and when they are all spinning there is zero vibration transfered to the chassis. couple that with the noise damnpening and it...