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by whoatethepies
Wed Jul 05, 2006 2:32 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: New CNPS9500 AM2 cooler
Replies: 2
Views: 1402

The same, apparently. There are a few reviews out there, just do a Google. Apparently its slightly better than the older one, with a few minor revisions here and there (other than the colour).
by whoatethepies
Mon Jul 03, 2006 3:13 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: New passive VGA coolers from startup company Aero-Case
Replies: 131
Views: 89014

How loud are the fans on this card? I've been waiting to pick a SPCR's brain about what to expect... picking up one of these next month, due to the high-res horsepower and HDCP readiness. I have been watching for WC blocks for this card, I've seen one company that is putting one out, covers both GP...
by whoatethepies
Sat Jul 01, 2006 3:15 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Tri-Cool Fans in the P180
Replies: 8
Views: 3092

They say they're 22.8db? I thought they were supposed to be quiet? Or are they the best when undervolted? I know the Akasa make a weird noise when undervolted. I'm presuming the 80mm fans have the same type of motor as the 80mm ones? The thing with Nexus is that they give you a realistic db figure ...
by whoatethepies
Sat Jul 01, 2006 3:11 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: New passive VGA coolers from startup company Aero-Case
Replies: 131
Views: 89014

That would be really really hard to do, if not completely impossible. You guys do know that 7950 is basically two SLI'd cards in two adjacent slots? There just isn't any room between cards for any decent heatsink mount with heatpipes leading away from it. I'm afraid it's a lost cause. I know, I've ...
by whoatethepies
Fri Jun 30, 2006 1:47 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Tri-Cool Fans in the P180
Replies: 8
Views: 3092

DanW wrote:Trying to find a Nexus like fan over in the UK is a bit of a pain in the bum.
You can get the real deal over at KustomPCs... Or do you want something cheaper?
by whoatethepies
Wed Jun 28, 2006 1:47 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Rubber fan mounts, penguins, nasty ogre, and some solutions
Replies: 12
Views: 4924

You can get the Nexus Anti Vibration Kit from KustomPCs in the UK for £12.
by whoatethepies
Sun Jun 25, 2006 2:44 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Raptor 150 GB question
Replies: 5
Views: 2994

No idea about the prices, but at for the drives they're basically identical. The only reason you pay more for the AHFD is because of the fancy caseing and window. If you're not bothered about looks then the ADFD is the better bet. *edit* Take a look here for a very good review of both drives. From t...
by whoatethepies
Sat Jun 24, 2006 5:38 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HiS - Radeon X1900 XT ICEQ3 is is Silent/Quiet? DAMN YES!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 11977

I may forget to post back here... I just finished uni so I'm spending the vast majority of my time in a state of alcohol-induced stupour. Keep an eye on the System Gallery threads, I'll probably post there when its built. Here's hoping its as good as its purported to be..
by whoatethepies
Sat Jun 24, 2006 7:50 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HiS - Radeon X1900 XT ICEQ3 is is Silent/Quiet? DAMN YES!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 11977

If you can wait, I should be getting mine this coming week, all being well. I'll let you know what I think if you like?
by whoatethepies
Sat Jun 24, 2006 7:49 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HiS - Radeon X1900 XT ICEQ3 is is Silent/Quiet? DAMN YES!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 11977

There was a thread a while back where someone posted their thoughts on the GTX. Said they considered it very quiet, maybe even quieter than the Zalman VF900-Cu (I think thats what they're called..) at 5v which is good! Only one opinion, but its a good one, and from an SPCR'er too. I'm getting one to...
by whoatethepies
Sat Jun 24, 2006 5:41 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Scythe Quiet Drive enclosure, it´s good :)
Replies: 94
Views: 89612

nici wrote:whoatethepies--> I can still test it with the Raptor if you like, but it should run at the same temp as without the enclosure.
If you think it'll be OK then thats enough for me! Thanks :D
by whoatethepies
Sat Jun 24, 2006 5:21 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HiS - Radeon X1900 XT ICEQ3 is is Silent/Quiet? DAMN YES!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 11977

Well they'll tell you its quiet, but then so does everyone these days (see: SilentX)! :roll: From what I've heard it isn't good enough to be judged as quiet. As for the 7900GTX, some people have posted saying they're very quiet for a VGA card, better even than many aftermarket solutions. They aren't...
by whoatethepies
Wed Jun 21, 2006 12:34 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New System Spec... You know the drill :)
Replies: 0
Views: 936

New System Spec... You know the drill :)

New system build soon... (Finally! :D ) Spec: Case: Antec P180B Mobo: Asus M2N32-SLI DLX Wireless CPU: Athalon X2 4200 AM2 CPU HS: Scythe Ninja AM2 (when avaliable) OR Zalman CNPS9500-AM2 GPU: nVidia 7900GTX RAM: Corsair 2GB DDR2 XMS2-6400C4 PSU: Seasonic S12 600W OR Antec Neo 600W HDDs: WD Raptor 7...
by whoatethepies
Tue Jun 20, 2006 3:59 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10's Acoustic Profiles
Replies: 13
Views: 15361

Perhaps its something to do with the new perpendicular recording thing they've got going on? :? I don't really understand it myself, but I guess it could reduce noise.
by whoatethepies
Tue Jun 20, 2006 2:30 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Scythe Quiet Drive enclosure, it´s good :)
Replies: 94
Views: 89612

And ye i think it would keep a Raptor cool and quiet, that´s probably what ill be puttin in this. After all a Raptor doesnt produce much, if any, more heat than 7200rpm drives. Especially if you compare it to a 500Gb drive. I'd greatly appreciate it if you could keep us updated on this! Its been d...
by whoatethepies
Tue Jun 20, 2006 7:57 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AUX 12V 4 pin cable is too short, how do I extend it?
Replies: 13
Views: 3638

Would leaving the 'gate' thing open between the two chambers help? Or changing the orientation of the PSU? Probably done them already but its worth a shot.. From the picture I found, the port on the mobo is above the graphics card (near the CPU). If I'm looking at the right one, maybe threading the ...
by whoatethepies
Tue Jun 20, 2006 7:09 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Scythe Quiet Drive enclosure, it´s good :)
Replies: 94
Views: 89612

Think it'd keep a Raptor cool and quiet?
by whoatethepies
Tue Jun 20, 2006 7:07 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AUX 12V 4 pin cable is too short, how do I extend it?
Replies: 13
Views: 3638

What mobo and type of Seasonic are you using?
by whoatethepies
Tue Jun 20, 2006 4:52 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: New passive VGA coolers from startup company Aero-Case
Replies: 131
Views: 89014

How about one that'll cool the new 7950GX2's? :wink:

That'd be really impressive!
by whoatethepies
Tue Jun 20, 2006 4:38 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Thinking about upgrading...need some input
Replies: 5
Views: 1841

The M2N-SLI has a much smaller cooling solution than the M2N32-SLI so you should be able to fit a larger CPU heatsink. However, the M2N-SLI is a 570 board (I believe), whereas the M2N32-SLI is a 590. Take a look at nVidia's site for an explantion of the differences (they've got flash animations and ...
by whoatethepies
Mon Jun 19, 2006 1:55 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: ASUS M2N32 mobo & AM2 Scythe Ninja compatability
Replies: 8
Views: 2558

Sorry, didn't read your post properly... :roll: The mobo I'm after is slightly, but critically, different - its got a massive heatsink on the mobo right next to the CPU! :( Bigger than the one on the M2N which is a shame.

Hope you like the Mine!
by whoatethepies
Mon Jun 19, 2006 1:52 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: ASUS M2N32 mobo & AM2 Scythe Ninja compatability
Replies: 8
Views: 2558

Cool! :D

I'm leaning toward a Zalman CNP9500-AM2 at the moment, but the fan is pretty loud at 12v.. If the Mine fits, I'll probably get one of them instead.
by whoatethepies
Mon Jun 19, 2006 2:14 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: New passive VGA coolers from startup company Aero-Case
Replies: 131
Views: 89014

Be weary about this review. This is english front for russian review site www.ixbt.com while I love their videocard performance reviews, I would never trust their noise claims. Unfortunately spcr ideas have not been spread in Russia yet, so when they claim it's dead silent it may actually be deafen...
by whoatethepies
Sun Jun 18, 2006 1:03 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: ASUS M2N32 mobo & AM2 Scythe Ninja compatability
Replies: 8
Views: 2558

ASUS M2N32 mobo & AM2 Scythe Ninja compatability

Difficult one this... Do you guys think that the new AM2 Ninja will fit on this mobo? The heatpipe cooling on the motherboard is pretty close to where the ninja would be, and they're also pretty tall (not noticable from the top down shot). Personally I don't think it'd fit, but I don't have a curren...
by whoatethepies
Thu Jun 15, 2006 3:19 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe makes new Ninja to fit AM2 processors!
Replies: 17
Views: 7415

raziell wrote:a copper ninja??
yammiiiiii......
i want one 8)
Its a joke! A copper Ninja would be too heavy (it says if you read the little sign below the cooler) as it'd break the mobo. Cooling potential would be pretty good though! :D
by whoatethepies
Wed Jun 14, 2006 1:14 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New silent build on AM2! I will post pics when assembled.
Replies: 11
Views: 3511

Yeah, its a problem. Have you considered making your own? Theres plenty of threads where people have made their own on the cheap. The gell pack ones sound pretty good... May be worth a shot, and if it doesn't work you've not lost much cash.
by whoatethepies
Tue Jun 13, 2006 5:39 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New silent build on AM2! I will post pics when assembled.
Replies: 11
Views: 3511

I will put it in a Nexus Drive-A-Way HDD enclosure as soon as I can afford it. I would rather get the Smart Drive 2002 Copper which seems to be better. But it will cost me 95$ if I order it from the states! :cry: Cant get it for less. As nici said, Drive-A-Way's are a bad choice! And the SmartDrive...
by whoatethepies
Tue Jun 13, 2006 10:18 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD1500ADFD
Replies: 4
Views: 1985

Sorry, not really explaining myself properly... :roll: I don't have one myself, but there's been a few posts around saying that - despite the option to do so - enabling AAM does nothing to the drive (speed or noise wise). If you do a search for 'Raptor' & 'AAM' you might be able to find it. I guess ...
by whoatethepies
Tue Jun 13, 2006 1:30 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD1500ADFD
Replies: 4
Views: 1985

Apparently AAM is disabled (compleatly) on these drives as they're aimed at the performance user. Best bet is to suspend it (with some airflow to cool it) or stick it in a high-end enclosure like the SmartDrive 2002C (expensive!).
by whoatethepies
Mon Jun 12, 2006 5:34 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja - Compatible with AM2 Motherboard?
Replies: 23
Views: 9371

As far as I know the Mine is compatible, though I'm not certain. It's smaller than the Ninja, but has a fan.. Depends what your after really. Ninja will be quieter but without good case ventialtion will cause your CPU to overheat.