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by sdheda
Sat Dec 01, 2012 4:42 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: 130W power supply + 220W AC adapter ($60 shipped)
Replies: 1
Views: 2541

FS: 130W power supply + 220W AC adapter ($60 shipped)

For sale is a 130W atx power supply that I purchased from another member here. ( Linky ) I purchased this in 2010, and have been using this in my HTPC until I recently upgraded my computer. Included in the sale are the following: 1. 130W ATX power supply 2. 20pin ATX cable with a P4, 1 SATA and 1 mo...
by sdheda
Fri Jul 30, 2010 10:55 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 4-pin mini din input to a P4 connector
Replies: 1
Views: 2083

Nevermind, I was able to purchase one.

If anyone else is intersted in buying this, you can purchase one from eBay, or contact one of the stores that include it with their 4-pin DC adapters. They should be able to hook you up.
by sdheda
Fri Jul 30, 2010 8:07 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 4-pin mini din input to a P4 connector
Replies: 1
Views: 2083

4-pin mini din input to a P4 connector

Does anyone know where I can purchase this type of connector? It should go from a 4-pin mini din input to a P4 connector. I believe they are called 4 pin mini-DIN to mini-FIT JR adapters. The problem is that these are mostly sold with the power bricks, and I already have that. I am going to be using...
by sdheda
Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:31 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: 130W ATX power supply + 120W AC adapter 54$
Replies: 153
Views: 124901

I currently have the Winmate and an Alienware 220W adapter. I plan to move my system into an Antec ISK300-65 case. The Antec case comes with the following adapter. Can I re-use this adapter or should I just mod the case to use the extension included with the Winmate. http://lh6.ggpht.com/_Zh4ijSs7id...
by sdheda
Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:41 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Scythe Mini Ninja in Apex MI-008?
Replies: 5
Views: 1571

I heard that is possible to replace the fan on the stock Intel heatsink.

Is there a guide anywhere on how to do this?
by sdheda
Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:17 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Scythe Mini Ninja in Apex MI-008?
Replies: 5
Views: 1571

I guess I will try the stock heatsink first. I have a Zalman Fanmate which I can use with it to make it quieter if needed.
by sdheda
Sun Apr 11, 2010 11:38 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Scythe Mini Ninja in Apex MI-008?
Replies: 5
Views: 1571

Scythe Mini Ninja in Apex MI-008?

Hi all, I am upgrading my HTPC, and needed some help with my heatsink. BTW, this will be my first time doing a mini-ITX build. I have the following parts for my new HTPC: CPU: Intel i3 530 Board: Intel DH57JG RAM: A-Data 2x2GB DDR3 1333 Case: Apex MI-008 PSU: Winmate DD-24AX I have the following usa...
by sdheda
Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:55 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: Scythe Ninja with Thermalright 775 Bolt-Thru kit
Replies: 0
Views: 827

FS: Scythe Ninja with Thermalright 775 Bolt-Thru kit

For sale is a used Scythe Ninja with Thermalright 775 Bolt-Thru kit. It is in good condition, but I do not have the box or fan that came with it. Asking $30 shipped within the continental US. I do not visit this forum that often. If you would like to contact me please try my email: sherjeeldheda at ...
by sdheda
Thu Oct 02, 2008 4:00 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 3.5" vs. 2.5" for HTPC
Replies: 22
Views: 7443

I went ahead and ordered a 2.5" 7200rpm drive (Seagate ST9320421AS). I will try to post some of my observation when I get it.
by sdheda
Tue Sep 30, 2008 9:59 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 3.5" vs. 2.5" for HTPC
Replies: 22
Views: 7443

Are 7200rpm 2.5" drives louder than 5400rpm 2.5"? Would it be noticeable if they were both soft mounted?
by sdheda
Sat Sep 27, 2008 1:19 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 3.5" vs. 2.5" for HTPC
Replies: 22
Views: 7443

Can anyone recommend a good 2.5" 7200rpm HDD that is silent. Does it matter what brand I buy?
by sdheda
Sat Sep 27, 2008 1:18 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Temp of E7200 proc
Replies: 0
Views: 1023

Temp of E7200 proc

Hi all, I am putting together a new HTPC, and I was wondering what the nominal operating temp of the E7200 should be in my situation. I have the system in a NSK2480 case, and installed a mini-ninja (using the thermalright bolt-thru kit). I have only one side fan, which is a 800 rpm Scythe S-Flex. Ri...
by sdheda
Fri Sep 26, 2008 12:56 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 3.5" vs. 2.5" for HTPC
Replies: 22
Views: 7443

I was about to jump on the WD 640GB drive when I saw a good price on a Seagate 2.5" 320GB drive.

How quiet are Seagate's notebook drives? Are they as bad as their desktop drives?
by sdheda
Wed Sep 24, 2008 2:49 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 3.5" vs. 2.5" for HTPC
Replies: 22
Views: 7443

Aris, Nick thanks for the input.

I think I will buy the WD 640GB; the $/GB seems to be the best. Also, I can always turn AAM on.
by sdheda
Tue Sep 23, 2008 6:19 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 3.5" vs. 2.5" for HTPC
Replies: 22
Views: 7443

In my previous HTPC, I used a Seagate drive and it was too loud. I want to avoid that this time. The Patriot PE32GS25SSDR (MLC) seems to have good reviews. From the reviews it does not appear to suffer from the freezing plaguing the OCZ drives. Do you think I would be able to install Vista on it? Ke...
by sdheda
Tue Sep 23, 2008 8:18 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 3.5" vs. 2.5" for HTPC
Replies: 22
Views: 7443

SSD is too expensive at the moment. However, you are right, SSD is the best option. I guess my real question is, what is the difference in terms of seek noise between the 3.5" WD6400AAKS and 2.5" WD3200BEKT? They seem to be similar if AAM is turned on in the WD6400AAKS. BTW, do laptop drives use any...
by sdheda
Mon Sep 22, 2008 3:45 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 3.5" vs. 2.5" for HTPC
Replies: 22
Views: 7443

I'd suggest something like the WD GP drives if you're completely paranoid about noise, or the new WD3200AAKS or WD6400AAKS drives. I was thinking about getting the 500GB WD GP drive, but I am concerned about speed. Would it be fast enough? I was also considering the WD6400AAKS, but I don't need som...
by sdheda
Mon Sep 22, 2008 3:19 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 3.5" vs. 2.5" for HTPC
Replies: 22
Views: 7443

Wibla wrote:Do you have a fileserver, or do you plan on saving media files on the HTPC?
I have a fileserver, and I will not record anything on the HTPC.
by sdheda
Mon Sep 22, 2008 1:52 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 3.5" vs. 2.5" for HTPC
Replies: 22
Views: 7443

3.5" vs. 2.5" for HTPC

I am in the process of building a HTPC, and I am stuck on the HDD to buy. I want it to be as silent as possible (of course), so I was thinking about buying a notebook HDD and softmounting it in my NSK2480. My criteria is 7200rpm with 16mb of cache, and a price tag of less than $100. Am I correct in ...
by sdheda
Sun Sep 21, 2008 8:57 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: The quietest: 2.5" drives
Replies: 75
Views: 86881

I am making a new HTPC using the Antec NSK2480, and I am looking for a quiet 7200rpm notebook drive, with at least 16mb of cache.

I was thinking about this WD Scorpio Black 320GB drive.

Any suggestions on which model I should buy?
by sdheda
Mon Feb 11, 2008 8:39 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Report: inaccurate E8400 sensor causing overheating?
Replies: 24
Views: 14122

TENAX wrote:1.5 is what i've seen as outside, but i wouldn't go over 1.4 max, unless you're going for a suicide run:) i'd try upping other voltages that your mobo supports rather than going over 1.35-1.4
There are four other voltages, which one should I try?

CPU VTT
MCH
ICH
ICHIO
by sdheda
Mon Feb 11, 2008 7:56 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Report: inaccurate E8400 sensor causing overheating?
Replies: 24
Views: 14122

Just an update.

I installed XP and indeed my temp reading is also stuck on 44C. Bios, however, is reporting only reporting 9C.

Also what is a safe CPU Vcore for an E8400. I have is at 1.33 and still cant get it stable. Of course, CPU-Z is reporting a lower value.
by sdheda
Sat Feb 09, 2008 3:25 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Report: inaccurate E8400 sensor causing overheating?
Replies: 24
Views: 14122

I have an E8400 in an Abit IP-35 Pro, and I just installed a Scythe Ninja with the Thermalright Bolt-Thru. I don't have Windows installed on the PC yet (was trying out Ubuntu), but I am concerned about this issue. How am I supposed to know if I installed the heatsink correctly if the temp reported i...
by sdheda
Mon Jan 28, 2008 8:10 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair HX620W is too loud!
Replies: 18
Views: 8272

Wouldn't it be easier just to RMA it? Corsair gives it 5 year warranty for a reason. Well, the store is closer and a RMA will take a couple of weeks. Either way, I got it exchanged for another HX-520, and that also makes the same sound. I am guessing the fan in them is not good. I will most likely ...
by sdheda
Sun Jan 27, 2008 7:00 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair HX620W is too loud!
Replies: 18
Views: 8272

Just wanted to update my previous post. The HX620 that I purchased brand new is now making chugging noises similar to the ones that I had purchased used. :( I bought a HX-520 a couple of weeks ago, and today I tested it by shorting the pins. I am hearing the chugging noises, like its scrapping agai...
by sdheda
Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:34 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: E2140 vs. Celeron 420 for low power
Replies: 14
Views: 15725

smilingcrow wrote:
sdheda wrote:There are two steppings for the E2140 given on intels website. Which one will be the latest revision?
They are labelled sequentially so L2 is older than M0 as an example.
I picked up the CPU yesterday evening and its is SLA93.
by sdheda
Tue Nov 20, 2007 1:19 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: E2140 vs. Celeron 420 for low power
Replies: 14
Views: 15725

I already ordered the parts so I cannot change anything now, but the reason I went with the board listed above is because it offers 8 sata ports (7 internal + 1 external). unRAID has a limit of 16 drives, therefore I will get 8 through the motherboard, and then another 8 from PCI controllers I plan ...
by sdheda
Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:00 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: E2140 vs. Celeron 420 for low power
Replies: 14
Views: 15725

well I went for the E2140 for $60+tax.

unRAID has the capability of spinning down the drives, so I am hoping in idle with drives spun down my power usage will be around 70W.

thanks for all your help
by sdheda
Mon Nov 19, 2007 4:10 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: E2140 vs. Celeron 420 for low power
Replies: 14
Views: 15725

since unraid is based on linux will speed step still work, i.e. is it only bios based?

going by the numbers in the link above, i am leaning towards the E2140.