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by DaveLessnau
Wed Jul 20, 2011 4:23 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Antec Solo - maximum size video card
Replies: 2
Views: 1992

Re: Antec Solo - maximum size video card

I agree with Dr. Jim.

As to your signature, go to User Control Panel | Profile | Edit Signature and make sure the "Disable BBCode" check box is unchecked. I believe that option was set by default when they changed the forum software a bit back.
by DaveLessnau
Fri May 06, 2011 6:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Silencing a House's Resonating Air Conditioner
Replies: 3
Views: 4227

Silencing a House's Resonating Air Conditioner

This is a weird one. We recently had the central air conditioner in our house replaced. Unfortunately, since then, we've been hearing a pulsing resonance at about 85 cycles/minute at various points in the house (several of the loudest spots are in our master bedroom). At first, I thought the noise w...
by DaveLessnau
Wed Mar 30, 2011 3:00 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Question about installing an SSD in an Antec P183 V3 Case
Replies: 10
Views: 4882

Re: Question about installing an SSD in an Antec P183 V3 Cas

I don't have the P183, so I can't answer your direct question. But, like andyb says, you don't really need those screws. If you don't want to let the thing sit loose, use a piece of that tacky stuff you can hang posters up with: http://www.amazon.com/Scotch-Adhesive-Putty-Removable-860/dp/B000AN7EW4...
by DaveLessnau
Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:26 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Installation question for long-time Windows 7 users
Replies: 24
Views: 4898

Re: Installation question for long-time Windows 7 users

No. Word 2007 will install just fine under Windows 7.
by DaveLessnau
Thu Mar 17, 2011 4:31 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Installation question for long-time Windows 7 users
Replies: 24
Views: 4898

Re: Installation question for long-time Windows 7 users

Also be aware that the Pro version has XP compatibility more while the lesser versions are crippled and don't have it. WOW. Are you sure about that? Does that mean that my MS Word 2007 won't install on my Home version of Win 7? What he means by that is that Pro, Ultimate and Enterprise come with a ...
by DaveLessnau
Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Installation question for long-time Windows 7 users
Replies: 24
Views: 4898

Re: Installation question for long-time Windows 7 users

The Microsoft page for a clean install of Windows 7 over an existing XP setup is here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/help/upgrading-from-windows-xp-to-windows-7 The meat of the thing is under the Step 3 tab on that page. An alternate rendition of those instruction would be: http://www....
by DaveLessnau
Thu Feb 24, 2011 7:12 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr Fits in Antec Solo
Replies: 24
Views: 6748

Re: MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr Fits in Antec Solo

In my Solo, at that 40% idle fan speed, I can't hear the card at all (but the Solo might be quieter than more open cases). But, even at 45%, it becomes noticeable. If you modify the fan curve to what I mentioned earlier, it only leaves that 40% level during fairly intense games.
by DaveLessnau
Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:55 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Serenity i7 Sandy Bridge PC, SPCR Edition, by Puget Computer
Replies: 34
Views: 15658

Re: Serenity i7 Sandy Bridge PC, SPCR Edition, by Puget Comp

Interesting. My son called me and said he needs a new computer. Since he doesn't consider building a computer to be a fun hobby, I pointed him to the reviews of the Puget system. I told him there'd be a premium over building his own very similar system and buying the pre-built system. He'd also want...
by DaveLessnau
Sat Feb 12, 2011 5:18 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Advice on these quieter than stock 580 and 6970 cards please
Replies: 35
Views: 5742

Re: Advice on these quieter than stock 580 and 6970 cards pl

The DirectCU is about 10 degrees cooler than the Twin Frozr? Wow! My N560GTX-Ti baby brother to that 580 Twin Frozr runs very cool (though a bit noisy) and I assumed the 580 version would be tough to beat (temperature-wise). Assuming the new card continues to work properly, it sounds like the Direct...
by DaveLessnau
Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:23 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Advice on these quieter than stock 580 and 6970 cards please
Replies: 35
Views: 5742

Re: Advice on these quieter than stock 580 and 6970 cards pl

Hopefully, the new card will work better. Keep us posted on whether you think the Twin Frozr or the DirectCU is better.
by DaveLessnau
Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:58 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Advice on these quieter than stock 580 and 6970 cards please
Replies: 35
Views: 5742

Re: Advice on these quieter than stock 580 and 6970 cards pl

Another thing to try with whatever new card you get is a clean install of the drivers. I'm unfamiliar with AMD cards, so maybe that's what you did when you talked about removing your personal settings folder. Here's a link to a post on what's recommended for nVidia cards: http://forums.nvidia.com/in...
by DaveLessnau
Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:51 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Advice on these quieter than stock 580 and 6970 cards please
Replies: 35
Views: 5742

Re: Advice on these quieter than stock 580 and 6970 cards pl

With that case and power supply, I'm assuming you just got a bad card. I didn't see a reference to this above, but here's a link to Newegg's page for the Galaxy 58NLH5HS3PXZ GeForce GTX 580: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162073 It looks like it's using the Arctic Cooling A...
by DaveLessnau
Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:19 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Advice on these quieter than stock 580 and 6970 cards please
Replies: 35
Views: 5742

Re: Advice on these quieter than stock 580 and 6970 cards pl

boe,

Out of curiosity, what case and power supply do you have?
by DaveLessnau
Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:52 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr Fits in Antec Solo
Replies: 24
Views: 6748

Re: MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr Fits in Antec Solo

I wonder how the ASUS ENGTX560 TI DCII/2DI/1GD5 would sound? On Newegg, it's in the same "lowest-priced" group as most other GTX 560 Ti cards: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121424&cm_re=560_gtx_ti-_-14-121-424-_-Product And, it should fit into the Solo case -- it's suppose...
by DaveLessnau
Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:58 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: MSI Twin Frozr II GTX 560 comments
Replies: 12
Views: 25769

Re: MSI Twin Frozr II GTX 560 comments

Did anyone actually write down what the default fan curve was? I know it started to ramp the fans up early and quickly. But, I wanted to compare the original to what I changed it to and realized that I didn't record it.
by DaveLessnau
Fri Feb 04, 2011 4:05 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr Fits in Antec Solo
Replies: 24
Views: 6748

Re: MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr Fits in Antec Solo

When I decided to buy this thing, I went to a couple of those power supply calculator sites. Basically, for my system, the only significant power consumers are 1) the video card, 2) the CPU, and 3) the motherboard. I really don't even need the calculators. My E8400 is rated at 65 watts and my GA-EP4...
by DaveLessnau
Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:45 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr Fits in Antec Solo
Replies: 24
Views: 6748

Re: MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr Fits in Antec Solo

Something to worry about with this level of card and aftermarket heatsinks might be the amount of heat dumped into the case. My Gigabyte GA-EP45T-UD3P motherboard has two temperature sensors on it: TMPIN0 and TMPIN1. I have no idea what they measure, but TMPIN1 is normally near ambient and TMPIN0 is...
by DaveLessnau
Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:49 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr Fits in Antec Solo
Replies: 24
Views: 6748

Re: MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr Fits in Antec Solo

I did play an RPG for a bit (Numen) and the temperature stabilized at 56 degrees. With my modified fan curve, the fans never left their 40% idle level. So, I think the only place to worry about noise is from the very graphically demanding games. I should point out what was pointed out to me in my Am...
by DaveLessnau
Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:13 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Thermalright Shaman 140mm Fan GPU Cooler
Replies: 16
Views: 7414

Re: Thermalright Shaman 140mm Fan GPU Cooler

On the last page, the link to the sound recordings:

http://www.silentpcreview.com/tr-shaman ... 9v-12v.mp3

Results in a "Page Not Found."
by DaveLessnau
Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:28 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: MSI Twin Frozr II GTX 560 comments
Replies: 12
Views: 25769

Re: MSI Twin Frozr II GTX 560 comments

I mentioned this in my thread on the Frozr fitting into my Antec: since the nVidia page for the GTX 560 Ti lists 99 degrees C as the maximum temperature, I used MSI Afterburner to change the fan curve to: 60 degrees: 40% 80 degrees: 45% 90 degrees: 60% 100 degrees: 100% STALKER sent the temperature ...
by DaveLessnau
Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:23 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr Fits in Antec Solo
Replies: 24
Views: 6748

Re: MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr Fits in Antec Solo

After looking at the web page for the Arctic Cooler Accelero Twin Turbo Pro: http://www.arctic.ac/en/p/cooling/vga/22/accelero-twin-turbo-pro.html?c=2182 I was all set to opine that it probably wouldn't fit the 560 since I thought that was supposed to have the same mounting holes as the 460. Then I ...
by DaveLessnau
Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:46 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr Fits in Antec Solo
Replies: 24
Views: 6748

Re: MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr Fits in Antec Solo

The problem with these things is normal people don't usually have multiple, latest-version graphics cards lying around: I sure wish I could compare this Twin Frozr version to the actual reference heatsink in my own case with my own ears. Oh well. The bright side is that I chose this card primarily b...
by DaveLessnau
Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:37 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr Fits in Antec Solo
Replies: 24
Views: 6748

MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr Fits in Antec Solo

I just received my MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr video card. Since there's very little about it on this forum, I wanted to let people know that it does fit into an Antec Solo case. The card, itself, is 8.75 inches long. Measuring the fan shroud (from the back of the slot plate to the tip of the shroud),...
by DaveLessnau
Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:46 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Replacement for Antec Solo?
Replies: 13
Views: 2558

Re: Replacement for Antec Solo?

Well, with the introduction of nVidia's GTX 560 Ti, it looks like I might have dodged the immediate bullet on this Solo replacement quest (I'm not the OP, though, so I don't know about him). The card is probably much better suited to my needs than the high end GTX 570. It's a step up from the GTX 46...
by DaveLessnau
Sat Jan 22, 2011 2:41 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Replacement for Antec Solo?
Replies: 13
Views: 2558

Re: Replacement for Antec Solo?

I don't want to steal the OP's thread, but here are some of the general thoughts I have on the topic. Generally speaking, of Antec's lines of enclosures, only the Performance One, Sonata Family, and a few of the Gaming cases are even in the reasonable "Solo Replacement" category: - In the Performanc...
by DaveLessnau
Sat Jan 22, 2011 1:31 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Solo upgrade soon?
Replies: 71
Views: 20637

Re: Antec Solo upgrade soon?

On the Antec Enclosures page: http://www.antec.com/Believe_it/product.php?Series=MTU= There are (currently) 11 separate categories of cases. Ignoring their Enterprise, Rackmount, and Hard Drive enclosures, that means Antec is currently selling 55 different consumer level cases. I find it hard to bel...
by DaveLessnau
Fri Jan 21, 2011 4:54 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Replacement for Antec Solo?
Replies: 13
Views: 2558

Re: Replacement for Antec Solo?

speedkar9, Since he asked for "small," I'll guess that the p183 is too big (and they increased the size of the P183 V3 by another inch, too). I don't know anything about the Fractal R3. I'm in a similar boat to Stcrispinsday. I sort of lean towards the P183, but except for the video card, I have abs...
by DaveLessnau
Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:15 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Solo upgrade soon?
Replies: 71
Views: 20637

Re: Antec Solo upgrade soon?

nVidia is a bit more forthcoming with their reference design lengths than is AMD. From nVidia's site where they talk about their current lineup: - GTX 460: 8.25" - GTX 465: 9.5" - GTX 470: 9.5" - GTX 480: 10.5" - GTX 570: 10.5" - GTX 580: 10.5" I specifically asked in another thread, here, if the GT...