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by Towermax
Tue Nov 08, 2011 8:32 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: CLOSE
Replies: 4
Views: 1749

Re: FS: SSD, 12 Core PC, C2Q PC, Audio gear, HD5870, Dell XT

PM sent on the Hitachi 500GB drive--I'll take it.
by Towermax
Mon Apr 19, 2010 1:31 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Solo upgrade soon?
Replies: 71
Views: 21793

Make it possible to replace the power supply without pulling the motherboard . . .
by Towermax
Sun Mar 28, 2010 3:09 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Blocking off side vents
Replies: 9
Views: 2839

I has an older case with a hole in the side covered with a decorative fanguard. Like you, I didn't want or need the hole. I covered the inside of the side panel with self-stick vinyl tile from Home Depot--that blocked the hole and added some nice damping mass. Then I replaced the fanguard on the out...
by Towermax
Sun Oct 25, 2009 9:56 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Several items for sale (SOLD)
Replies: 7
Views: 2312

PM on the AverMedia tuner
by Towermax
Tue Oct 13, 2009 3:15 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: Antec Solo, Corsair VX450W, misc
Replies: 5
Views: 1380

PM on ram and 478 motherboard
by Towermax
Wed Sep 16, 2009 10:55 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: The Computer I Could Not Silence
Replies: 13
Views: 8402

Re: The Computer I Could Not Silence

(I’m approaching 70) I don't know if it's the alcohol, or just that I'm easily amused, but I find it AWESOME that you know how to build computers at your age. I idolize you. You'd be surprised how many older people are proficient at building and using computers. PCs have been around for more than...
by Towermax
Mon Aug 24, 2009 1:06 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FREE for the price of shipping
Replies: 10
Views: 2623

PM sent on the Asrock motherboard.
by Towermax
Sat May 16, 2009 11:11 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Innovation Cooling IC Diamond 7 TIM Giveaway/Testing
Replies: 206
Views: 200018

I'd like to test it--I'm always building/rebuilding one of my or my family's systems. :)

So, I agree to test ICD7.
by Towermax
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: 3892

There's a German program called CDBremse that was recommended to me a couple of years back. It's now available in English as "CD Throttle". It looks like it does about the same thing as Nero Drive Speed. It's available at Softpedia: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/System-Tweak/CD-Bremse.shtml The...
by Towermax
Wed May 13, 2009 4:19 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How do I stop my DVD-drive from spinning on command?
Replies: 8
Views: 3892

Nero DriveSpeed is a utility that comes with Nero Burning ROM. It might do what you want. It gives you options for maximum read speed and spin down time. I have my DVD set to read at 8X--that's fast enough for me and keeps things pretty quiet--and to spin down after 16 seconds. You can set it to spi...
by Towermax
Thu Mar 26, 2009 2:17 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Western Digital AV drives in PC?
Replies: 2
Views: 1234

Considering that PCs used to boot from floppy disks, which are several orders of magnitude less reliable than any hard disk, I don't think you have much of a need to worry. If data integrity is a big thing with you, you will want a filesystem that keeps track of data hygeine (such as ZFS) - Don't w...
by Towermax
Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:28 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Western Digital AV drives in PC?
Replies: 2
Views: 1234

Western Digital AV drives in PC?

I recently was given two almost new WD3200AVJS drives pulled from DVRs. The drives have been re-formatted for Windows and run fine in my test system. These 320GB WD drives are optimized for video use, for example in DVRs and surveillance systems. They're low power, run very cool and they're quieter ...
by Towermax
Sun Jan 25, 2009 11:54 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Anyone experimented with that HP MediaSmart Server thing ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1712

WHS is more than just a NAS system, which is good and bad. It's good because it allows you do so much more with the computers on the network like automatic backups, spyware/virus scan updates, file duplication, and many other things. It's bad because the file duplication feature prevents you from u...
by Towermax
Mon Jun 09, 2008 12:57 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: ECS 8800GT w/ Accelero S1-R2 $145 at the 'egg
Replies: 15
Views: 3419

But, why would they deactivate an 8800 GT? The card is certainly not outdated, and they do have other brands still available. So, why the ECS model? Newegg got a special deal from ECS on this item and has sold out. Or: This particular item sold poorly and now that they've gotten rid of the inventor...
by Towermax
Sun Jun 08, 2008 12:42 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: ECS 8800GT w/ Accelero S1-R2 $145 at the 'egg
Replies: 15
Views: 3419

Newegg now lists this as a "deactivated item".
by Towermax
Mon Jan 28, 2008 11:26 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: PC in aquarium full of mineral oil
Replies: 136
Views: 163198

Here's a detailed discussion of the system, including an update on six months of operation. Good info on temps may be of particular interest to SPCR readers.

Oil-submerged system
by Towermax
Wed Jan 02, 2008 12:17 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P180 front USB port Static Charge causes reboot.
Replies: 17
Views: 7720

Re: Antec P180 front USB port Static Charge causes reboot.

When I plug in a USB device to the front of the Antec P180B v1.1 case there is sometimes a static spark that causes the comptuer to reboot. If I touch something metal first everything is fine. Anyone else having this issue. I haven't had that issue, but the USB ports on one of my Solos kills any fl...
by Towermax
Thu Dec 06, 2007 11:07 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Help: Difference between Antec Solo and 182
Replies: 4
Views: 2401

Thanks. I did not know how to do that with the HP motherboard I worked with because it would not boot at all without fans attached. If it's like some of the HP motherboards I've worked with, you can push F10 or F11 (forget which) during boot-up and get an additional bios menu that allows you to dis...
by Towermax
Wed Nov 28, 2007 3:09 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Antec EA380 now $15 at NewEgg!!!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 3652

Erssa wrote:I thought Fortron Zen for 34.99$ was a much better deal.
It may be, in most cases--but for about $5.00 after rebate and PayPal discount, plus free shipping, the Earthwatts 380 is a very worthwhile deal.
by Towermax
Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:26 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Antec EA380 now $15 at NewEgg!!!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 3652

:evil: How did I miss that? :evil: You have to subscribe to Newegg's promotional emails. They often offer short-term deals to the subscribers--and they check to make sure you're on the list when you order. It's a good idea to subscribe if you don't mind an email or two per week. I have mine sent to...
by Towermax
Tue Nov 27, 2007 12:09 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Antec EA380 now $15 at NewEgg!!!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 3652

aristide1 wrote:Is that PayPal deal for everything you buy?
It was a one-day deal--yesterday only.
by Towermax
Tue Nov 27, 2007 10:35 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Antec EA380 now $15 at NewEgg!!!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 3652

And if you paid via PayPal, you got an extra 20% off the invoice automatically credited to your PayPal account in January.

That brings the price down to the $5.00 range--hard to believe--they are almost paying us!
by Towermax
Wed Nov 07, 2007 12:46 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Antec Solo at frys.com - $29 After $50 rebate
Replies: 10
Views: 4212

Re: Antec Solo at frys.com - $29 After $50 rebate

merlin wrote:Extremely hot deal here for the good ole antec solo.

http://shop1.outpost.com/product/489561 ... page:Spot1
Even hotter--there's free shipping. If I didn't already have two of these, I'd buy one this minute.
by Towermax
Wed Nov 07, 2007 12:44 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Antec Solo at frys.com - $29 After $50 rebate
Replies: 10
Views: 4212

I wonder why the url doesn't contain frys in it at all? Because many years ago, Fry's bought Outpost.com as a vehicle to begin on-line retailing. Someone else owned the Frys.com domain until last year, when Fry's finally obtained it. Now, either frys.com or outpost.com takes you to the same place.
by Towermax
Sun Oct 14, 2007 3:05 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Solo....BROKEN POWER and RESET BUTTONS!!
Replies: 41
Views: 31741

Gotta agree with both the overall quality of the Solo and the poor quality of the reset button. On one of my two Solos, the reset button broke after two uses.

However, 1 day after emailing Antec with a copy of my invoice, I had a UPS tracking number--the new front panel will be delivered tomorrow.
by Towermax
Thu Sep 20, 2007 10:34 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: SpeedFan 4.33 released ...
Replies: 18
Views: 6490

cmthomson wrote:Yep, SpeedFan finally detects video card sensors.
Speedfan doesn't detect the temp sensor on my Radeon X1800GTO.

ATITool detects it just fine.

Is there some option I'm missing in Speedfan to ensure detection of video card temp sensors? Or does Speedfan only detect nvidia sensors?