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by alphabetbackward
Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:28 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: power fans using external USB unit.
Replies: 2
Views: 1138

Re: power fans using external USB unit.

I am not electrically inclined but I think I ended up using an old cell phone charger that I accidentally broke the charging tip and just spliced the wires by twisting them and wrapping them in electrical tape. On a whim, I bought something similar to this at my local Fry's Electronics. Cooler Guys ...
by alphabetbackward
Thu May 20, 2010 1:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How do *you* pronounce "Kaze"?
Replies: 22
Views: 5368

The ze part is more like "eh" than "ee".

So I'd say something like kah-zeh.

Regardless, I still pronounce karaoke, "care-ee-o-kee" and not how Zapp Brannigan said it in Futurama.
by alphabetbackward
Mon Apr 19, 2010 6:24 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SMART settings missing
Replies: 2
Views: 596

I think you have to run those programs as administrator.
by alphabetbackward
Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:29 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: NSK3480, I5-750, Now a Hackintosh
Replies: 32
Views: 14904

Thank you. That information was very helpful.
by alphabetbackward
Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:08 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: NSK3480, I5-750, Now a Hackintosh
Replies: 32
Views: 14904

Wish your motherboard had an integrated GPU so I could get a rough estimate of how much energy the eco-9800 GT's use.
by alphabetbackward
Sun Dec 27, 2009 8:51 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Acer Aspire Revo R3610
Replies: 2
Views: 4625

I have the R1600 which is the single core version and at default settings, it runs the fan at 30% (or 3000 RPM I think) according to Speedfan. Unfortunately, I bought this because I volunteer at a lab and I can't use the passworded PC's so there's way too much background noise to drown out any noise...
by alphabetbackward
Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:05 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec NSK1480 vs Antec MicroFusion Remote 350 for HTPC
Replies: 6
Views: 2387

As for costs, I found the Microfusion for 90 bucks here.

http://www.frys.com/product/5707252?sit ... IN_RSLT_PG

I remember seeing it sold for 100 at Newegg but I think it's been deactivated.
by alphabetbackward
Sat Sep 19, 2009 9:04 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 9600 GT & 9800 GT Green Edition's
Replies: 8
Views: 5085

Do you have power measurements before using the 9600 GT?
by alphabetbackward
Thu Sep 10, 2009 8:26 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: AMD New Radeon 5870, 5850
Replies: 194
Views: 79722

Here's to hoping the 5670 will be better in idle power usage.
by alphabetbackward
Tue Sep 08, 2009 6:31 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Full HD LCD (1080p)
Replies: 35
Views: 6659

I go here:

http://www.fatwallet.com/forums/hot-deals/lcd

...and I wait for other people to post the deals.
by alphabetbackward
Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:07 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Low Power 9600GT worth it?
Replies: 2
Views: 1147

I also wonder about the low power 9800 GT's as well. From what I can tell, there's two BFG and one PNY on Newegg.
by alphabetbackward
Sat Aug 29, 2009 9:22 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec CP-850: Unique PSU with Top Performance
Replies: 63
Views: 31135

I forget but I think you mentioned how you'd go about putting this into a P182; possibly in another thread.
by alphabetbackward
Thu Aug 27, 2009 9:02 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Full HD LCD (1080p)
Replies: 35
Views: 6659

Thanks to stormysky10 (slickd.) NOTE: This is an IPS (not TN) panel! Better colors and much better viewing angles than TN monitors. The deal: 289 (lcd) - $57.80 (20% off) - $23.12 (10% off) = $208.08, free shipping, tax depending on location. Coupons (apply in this order): 7XRCSVHMT9VDL0 (20% off se...
by alphabetbackward
Fri Aug 21, 2009 1:45 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: PicoPSU 150 $59 at Frys with brick!
Replies: 6
Views: 1866

Looks like the 80 watt brick here:

http://www.frys.com/product/5974914?sit ... IN_RSLT_PG

Might go pick one of these up.
by alphabetbackward
Fri May 15, 2009 6:55 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How do I stop my DVD-drive from spinning on command?
Replies: 8
Views: 3836

http://www.cdspeed2000.com/download.html

Nero DriveSpeed 3.0. Nothing else to download.
by alphabetbackward
Wed Apr 29, 2009 7:49 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: speedfan GPU and HD monitoring problems
Replies: 8
Views: 1971

Just a thought.

I accidentally had S.M.A.R.T. disabled in the BIOS and I could get HDD temperatures when booting a computer but wouldn't read when I resumed from hibernate.
by alphabetbackward
Tue Apr 28, 2009 1:33 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Best CPU Heatsink For Antec NSK1380?
Replies: 11
Views: 5091

The case; as it is, has very limited airflow. There are tiny slits on the sides which probably really do nothing. Then there are two slots on the front and the grill on the top. It's really cramped and there's going to be cables all over the place. I'm not positive but I'm pretty sure the heatsink w...
by alphabetbackward
Fri Apr 24, 2009 11:29 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Best CPU Heatsink For Antec NSK1380?
Replies: 11
Views: 5091

I have a Zalman 7700 in it and it barely fits. That being said, the Zalman 7000 should fit. People have also said that the Scythe Shruiken will fit.

I don't think it's really the best case to use a separate video card unless you remove the stock power supply.
by alphabetbackward
Tue Apr 14, 2009 9:06 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Skeleton... and P183 & Sonata Elite
Replies: 161
Views: 87854

So that it can fit the CP-850?
by alphabetbackward
Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:27 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: [quiet] LED fan
Replies: 1
Views: 826

I imagine the Cooler Master one coupled with a Zalman Fanmate or some other fan controller, would make them quiet.

By itself, neither fan will be quiet.
by alphabetbackward
Wed Apr 08, 2009 2:42 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Advice on replacing the fan for an Antec Earthwatt 430 PSU?
Replies: 6
Views: 2214

If you have one, the fan that comes with the Scythe Ninja Mini should work. I know a few other people did that so I copied them.
by alphabetbackward
Mon Dec 15, 2008 7:40 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Athlon x2 5400+ Black Edition specs?
Replies: 12
Views: 4054

At a room temperature of ~14 C, it idles at 14 C at x5. x10 = 15 C x15 = 17 C. x10 and x15 temperatures might be higher since I only set it for a short while. I'm using Speedfan. I have a Ninja Mini with only a 120mm case fan. Somehow I doubt my processor is running at room temperature so I'd say it...
by alphabetbackward
Mon Dec 15, 2008 11:05 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Athlon x2 5400+ Black Edition specs?
Replies: 12
Views: 4054

I have the x2 5000 but my numbers are: x5 - 0.8 volts x10 - 1.1 volts x15 - 1.325 volts BUT! I haven't done anything really processor intensive so I can't verify the stability. The most I've done is play Diablo II at x5 and x10 and convert .wav files into .mp3 at all multiplers. I've been meaning to...
by alphabetbackward
Sat Nov 15, 2008 9:31 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: SPCR Stickers and such
Replies: 14
Views: 8567

The Ninja doesn't fit in the NSK1300/NSK1380 either.

The power supply has the same form factor and location as the Aria so the stock power supply had to be removed in order to use any tall heatsinks.
by alphabetbackward
Sat Nov 08, 2008 3:13 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Gigabyte GA-MA74GM-S2: AMD 690G, Take 2
Replies: 65
Views: 31590

I have the Gigabyte 690G board and I think I had to press Ctrl + F1 to unlock advanced options in the bios where the voltage settings were.
by alphabetbackward
Sat Nov 08, 2008 9:23 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Are Tri-Cools really *that* bad?
Replies: 30
Views: 7139

I honestly don't find them to be that bad and the fact that they are free is icing on the cake. But for me, the hard drive noise was louder than the fan but since I've replaced it with a laptop drive, I went and got a retail 3-pin Tricool and using Speedfan, it spins at 700 RPM and is inaudible to me.
by alphabetbackward
Fri Oct 31, 2008 11:35 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: [DEAD] Antec NSK3480: $45 + reasonable shipping (~$10)
Replies: 9
Views: 2862

I remember getting it for ~80 with a 30 dollar rebate and free shipping from the same site.

I'd buy it but shipping is 20 dollars for me.
by alphabetbackward
Tue Oct 07, 2008 8:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Using a remote to control my computers media playback
Replies: 10
Views: 3359

This is a little off the track of what you're looking for, but do you have any wireless gaming devices like gamepads? I find that they can make great remote controls. I have a Saitek P3000 and it comes with profiling software that allows you to bind keys and axes. You can even bind mouse movements ...