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by vitaminc
Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:51 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Case size comparison chart
Replies: 14
Views: 4846

Re: Case size comparison chart

Wonderful stuff!
by vitaminc
Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:04 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja SNCJ-1000 for socket 1155 with Noctua backplate, now (2020) on Ryzen AM4
Replies: 89
Views: 64303

Re: Ninja SNCJ-1000 for socket 1155 with Noctua backplate -

This is some crazy stuff. Kater you the man!!! I've been looking for ways to selvage my Ninja Plus and you found an solution!

Now I will just have to procure the parts at a good price...
by vitaminc
Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:56 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P183 or R3
Replies: 7
Views: 2294

Re: P183 or R3

P183v3 front USB3 port is just a route back to your motherboard ecternal USB3 port. Irreponsible design from antec. This ain't a problem any more as long as your motherboard has an internal header for front USB3.0. Just buy a USB3.0 header to normal USB3.0 connection. Connect to the Antec USB3.0 ca...
by vitaminc
Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:06 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommendation for mini ITX mother board for audio system
Replies: 5
Views: 750

Re: Recommendation for mini ITX mother board for audio syste

Use USB WiFi instead of Mini PCI-E WiFi to save you a bit of hassle.
by vitaminc
Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:02 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Zotac mini-ITX Z68 motherboard
Replies: 21
Views: 4379

Re: Zotac mini-ITX Z68 motherboard

Just another phantomware. When Zotac first annouced it, release date was mid July.

Given the delay and the 'reputation' of Zotac's ITX motherboards and support, this is probably going to be a big flop.
by vitaminc
Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:54 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Sandy Bridge mini ITX system
Replies: 7
Views: 6249

Re: Sandy Bridge mini ITX system

Hows the new rig working for you? From newegg it seems like the zotac board is pure aids. And support in zotac forums are flat dead...
by vitaminc
Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:31 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Mini ITX or Mini uATX case with 3x 5.25" bays
Replies: 4
Views: 4546

Re: Mini ITX or Mini uATX case with 3x 5.25" bays

I lilke the q5, it almost had the right idea!!!

The chenbro is nice in concept, but its probably a dud like most zotac mini itx boards...

Thanks for the pointers!
by vitaminc
Fri Jul 15, 2011 3:37 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Mini ITX or Mini uATX case with 3x 5.25" bays
Replies: 4
Views: 4546

Mini ITX or Mini uATX case with 3x 5.25" bays

How come it is so hard to find one of those Mini ITX/uATX cases with at 3x 5.25" bays for hot swap enclosure? Must they design 6 internal 3.25" drive bays in a mini tower case and yet expect a complete system shutdown to remove/replace one of the drives? At least their design intention is for home/m...
by vitaminc
Tue Jul 12, 2011 2:26 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Zotac mini-ITX Z68 motherboard
Replies: 21
Views: 4379

Re: Zotac mini-ITX Z68 motherboard

still cant find it on the egg... ;(
by vitaminc
Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:46 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: High-end Quiet & Efficient HTPC Build
Replies: 3
Views: 3156

Re: High-end Quiet & Efficient HTPC Build

Why use a gigantic 650W PSU when you are running basically a barebone computer?

Any why not use the Z68 chipset instead? SSD Caching is pretty nice.
by vitaminc
Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:33 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II
Replies: 177
Views: 89744

Re: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II

Yep I use the 3 bays of the HD cages all the time in my current machine. The other bay is left open to make it easier for my video card to breathe. But I don't need any gigantic gaming cards in my solo, it's supposed to be a quiet gaming machine in the first place. I never wanted it to fit bigger c...
by vitaminc
Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:29 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P183 or R3
Replies: 7
Views: 2294

Re: P183 or R3

P183v3 front USB3 port is just a route back to your motherboard ecternal USB3 port. Irreponsible design from antec.
by vitaminc
Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:22 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II
Replies: 177
Views: 89744

Re: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II

I dunno -- the main complaints I remember hearing about the Solo is it doesn't fit the larger video cards and it only had 92mm front fans. Both of these are answered. Has anybody used all the HD cages, or all the soft suspension bays on the Solo? The motherboard cutout helps with changing a heatsin...
by vitaminc
Mon Jun 27, 2011 3:11 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Recommendations for quietest GTX 570 (or even 560 or 470)
Replies: 37
Views: 19900

Re: Recommendations for quietest GTX 570 (or even 560 or 470

All 560Ti are loud as hell under load or heat. I tried cooling them passively but it simply overheats under 100% load...
by vitaminc
Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:38 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Thermalright XP-120 Heatsink on LGA 1156 Motherboard
Replies: 2
Views: 1091

Re: Thermalright XP-120 Heatsink on LGA 1156 Motherboard

Wait how does it work? I thought Thermalright XP-120 uses the good old retention hooks/clips? So you use the Enzotech kit to mount the retention bracket?
by vitaminc
Wed Mar 23, 2011 4:50 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: USB3 at front of Antec P183?
Replies: 22
Views: 9248

Re: USB3 at front of Antec P183?

what i dont understand is why motherboard manufactures didnt just slap a type-a usb3 socket or two on the motherboard internally. it seems like it'd take up less space than what ive seen of the header. its not like putting an internal socket on a board is a new idea either, you see it a lot on serv...
by vitaminc
Wed Mar 23, 2011 3:45 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet GTX 560 Ti
Replies: 13
Views: 9786

Re: Quiet GTX 560 Ti

I'm looking at http://www.dabs.com/products/best-value-geforce-gtx-560ti-1gb-pci-express-hdmi-palit-7BJY.html or http://www.dabs.com/products/kfa2-geforce-gtx-560ti-1gb-pci-express-hdmi-ex-oc-7BLY.html Never heard of these manufacturers before now. Presumably these two-fan designs will be similar t...
by vitaminc
Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:36 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: USB3 at front of Antec P183?
Replies: 22
Views: 9248

Re: USB3 at front of Antec P183?

what i dont understand is why motherboard manufactures didnt just slap a type-a usb3 socket or two on the motherboard internally. it seems like it'd take up less space than what ive seen of the header. its not like putting an internal socket on a board is a new idea either, you see it a lot on serv...
by vitaminc
Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:27 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: USB3 at front of Antec P183?
Replies: 22
Views: 9248

Re: USB3 at front of Antec P183?

Eh p183v3 has an incomptent implimentation of usb 3 - you need to wire a connector to the back panel ports instead of motherboard. A ridiculously half ass attempt of an p183 revision. That's because the P183 V3 was released before the USB3 internal header standard was finalised/released. Or, if it ...
by vitaminc
Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:17 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Silent Cooling for ATI Sapphire Radeon 5750
Replies: 14
Views: 2187

Re: Silent Cooling for ATI Sapphire Radeon 5750

dhanson865 wrote:Another option is to Sell your 5750 to someone who doesn't care about silence and buy a Powercolor 5750 that comes stock with a fanless heatsink. Such as SCS3 or GoGreen

yup just go fanless 5750
by vitaminc
Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:15 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet GTX 560 Ti
Replies: 13
Views: 9786

Re: Quiet GTX 560 Ti

have gtx 560ti from sparkle. not sure how it compares to others but its certainly lounder than my fanless hd4850. looking for quite/silent solutions as well. maybe some aftermarket hsf?
by vitaminc
Wed Mar 23, 2011 3:23 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: USB3 at front of Antec P183?
Replies: 22
Views: 9248

Re: USB3 at front of Antec P183?

The farkturds at antec completely cheap out on the p183v3 front panel. Disappointed. Yeah, they should've known 5 years ago what the USB3 specs will be and make connectors for that! But seriously, they should just get a new revision, that's all. Eh p183v3 has an incomptent implimentation of usb 3 -...
by vitaminc
Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:40 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P183 Update or succesor?
Replies: 3
Views: 1488

Re: P183 Update or succesor?

Look for disappointment in its front panel usb 3 implementation. Cheap and irresponsible design.
by vitaminc
Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:03 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: P67 and H67 ?? for gaming purpose with videocard
Replies: 4
Views: 1411

Re: P67 and H67 ?? for gaming purpose with videocard

P67 for discrete. H67 for integrated gfx. Z67 not out yet
by vitaminc
Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:01 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: USB3 at front of Antec P183?
Replies: 22
Views: 9248

Re: USB3 at front of Antec P183?

The farkturds at antec completely cheap out on the p183v3 front panel. Disappointed.
by vitaminc
Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:17 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Solo hard disk suspension elastic problems?
Replies: 17
Views: 3211

Re: Antec Solo hard disk suspension elastic problems?

Purely on faster dust build up on harder to clean case. Due to my limited english comprehension, it does not accord too much well with your previous state: Its noisy like hell after a year even with clean up. Degrades fast. IME the Solo isn't at all "noisy like hell", not even after 4 years (even i...
by vitaminc
Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:41 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Solo hard disk suspension elastic problems?
Replies: 17
Views: 3211

Re: Antec Solo hard disk suspension elastic problems?

quest_for_silence wrote:
vitaminc wrote:then its silence profile degrades fairly fast

How and why (I own a Solo from 2007, a P182 from 2008, and also Mini P180)?
Purely on faster dust build up on harder to clean case.
by vitaminc
Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:34 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: micro ATX advantage?
Replies: 25
Views: 4354

Re: micro ATX advantage?

I'm torn between the getting a ATX case and a micro ATX case. Besides being a little less expensive are there airflow or other advantages to a smaller case? Yes. You will be limited to neutered mATX motherboards and sometimes half height CPU coolers. Neutered my ass. Unless it's a 3- or 4-way SLI o...