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by mkawa
Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:55 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Fortron Zen 400W PSU
Replies: 0
Views: 1012

Fortron Zen 400W PSU

It is this product: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104035 There are a few small scratches on the paint from mounting and unmounting but otherwise it looks like the newegg photos. This was used in a boring office machine for a few years, largely at idle, and adequately cooled (the cas...
by mkawa
Sun May 10, 2009 5:27 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Closet cleaning sale: free or cheap
Replies: 0
Views: 834

Closet cleaning sale: free or cheap

Cost of shipping only: 256mb DDR2-5300 SO-DIMMs 2x Hynix 2x Micron 2x Nanya 512mb DDR2-5300 DIMM 1x Hynix 1x Panasonic L1a 80mm well used. it still works, and was driven at 5v for most of its life, but i don't remember how it sounds anymore. Nominal charge: 2x Socket 479 Intel Core Solo 1.5ghz (1st ...
by mkawa
Wed Sep 03, 2008 2:43 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: How are the ASUS P43/P45 boards?
Replies: 38
Views: 15677

With al the quality issues mentioned here concerning Asus boards I have been looking at some Intel boards. I found this Intel DP43TF (P43) board, with the ATX power connector in the right place and no unnecessary crap features. You have no software features like EPU6 or the gigabyte thing, and yes ...
by mkawa
Mon Apr 21, 2008 1:42 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cephalexin 500 mg use by veterinaries
Replies: 16
Views: 5407

(btw, the door hinge does swing all the way back. if you wiggle it a bit, you can free the first hinge up and rotate the second joint. it looks to be identical to the p182 after all..)
by mkawa
Mon Apr 21, 2008 1:39 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: gigabyte's p35-ds3 line...
Replies: 77
Views: 40858

Gee, what a mess. So, to sum up, only the CPU fan can be assuredly controlled in the BIOS? And, a PWM fan in the sys_fan2 slot won't even work unless SpeedFan is used? That is sheer madness. I was really leaning towards a P35 Gigabyte board of some sort due to all the rave reviews. total digression...
by mkawa
Sat Apr 19, 2008 11:20 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Tom's Hardware: "Shuttle's New $99 KPC Review"
Replies: 19
Views: 15056

the incompatibility is a timing issue
by mkawa
Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:25 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PicoPSU + 220Watt Dell
Replies: 4
Views: 2341

i would still wire the p4 atx to the pico dc out to avoid any potential issues with grounds.
by mkawa
Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:04 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Tom's Hardware: "Shuttle's New $99 KPC Review"
Replies: 19
Views: 15056

well, good luck with that. i have no idea whether it will boot (although i suspect since asus lead the power-on delay charge there's a good chance you'll have the same issues i did on my ds3l), but in retrospect it's clear that the pico is the better solution. at this point the only reason to go wit...
by mkawa
Fri Apr 18, 2008 12:09 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Tom's Hardware: "Shuttle's New $99 KPC Review"
Replies: 19
Views: 15056

the PW-200-V is not ATX v2 compliant and hence will not boot on many modern desktop boards. it is also a major pita to connect it to a y2515 (especially when you subsequently discover that it will not boot your modern desktop board :/) the price premium is maybe 2x, by the way, but since nothing els...
by mkawa
Sat Apr 12, 2008 12:16 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Tom's Hardware: "Shuttle's New $99 KPC Review"
Replies: 19
Views: 15056

HUGE NEWS: optional flex ATX FF passive external power supply based on the delta y2515 220W brick. turnkey option for a passive high efficiency psu for low power projects (!)

http://www.shuttle.eu/SeeIT/neuheiten/n ... 62_en.html
by mkawa
Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:15 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: HP Media Vault mv2120 Server -- US$300
Replies: 4
Views: 5168

i've recently found myself with a copy of the WHS based mediasmart (basically a 2x height mediavault with a flexatx psu), and it is not quiet, period. i expect the mediavault is similar. OTOH, it's tiny, and low power and can be shoved pretty much anywhere. i have mine in the cabinet of a tv stand i...
by mkawa
Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:08 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cephalexin 500 mg use by veterinaries
Replies: 16
Views: 5407

jeffc wrote:Regarding the soft side panels, that's a major advantage. It means the plastic absorbs vibration better. The metal side panel skins on the inside and outside are much stiffer than the plastic, which traps the vibrations inside the plastic. It's called "constrained layer damping".
very cool!
by mkawa
Tue Apr 08, 2008 12:30 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cephalexin 500 mg use by veterinaries
Replies: 16
Views: 5407

mine was a v1.1 as well, btw. sweet deal! although, as a meta-note, i'm not sure why antec continues to make and sell the two models, as the only difference seems to be the front door hinge. note #2: my side panels seem to have a lot of give/flex. i find it hard to believe that they could be defecti...
by mkawa
Tue Apr 01, 2008 12:53 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: bolt-thru upgrade for ninja revB (pics)
Replies: 21
Views: 7599

the retention hardware doesn't touch the top of the board, so no dielectric is needed
by mkawa
Mon Mar 31, 2008 12:29 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cephalexin 500 mg use by veterinaries
Replies: 16
Views: 5407

awesome, thanks! i'll check mine when i get back home. i was actually assuming it wouldn't have the cable cutouts because of the box pictures, but if it does, sha-wing!
by mkawa
Sun Mar 30, 2008 10:24 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cephalexin 500 mg use by veterinaries
Replies: 16
Views: 5407

jeff:

was the v1.1 labeling on the outside of the box in any place? i picked up a silver one in the same sale (haven't opened it yet) and i'm trying to decide whether or not to keep it.
by mkawa
Sun Mar 30, 2008 1:57 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung single-platter 250GB drive
Replies: 51
Views: 27076

250hjs are not particularly expensive...
by mkawa
Sat Mar 29, 2008 2:35 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: AC Accelero S1 is the BEST cooler for 8800GT / ATI38?0 cards
Replies: 221
Views: 126941

i've had no problems so far with the s1 rev 2 mem heatsinks. i suspect the TIM is 3m's phase change (?) double sided tape: clean the IC surfaces extremely well (i used proper contact cleaner as solvent, then eraser nub then solvent again) and it will stick fine (the sinks are quite light).
by mkawa
Tue Mar 25, 2008 1:47 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: humming from Gigabyte 8600 Gts - silent pipe 3
Replies: 2
Views: 1285

mine made a loud clicking noise under light load and very loud obvious coil whine/buzz when under load. after i bought it, i found a number of reports on the forum (and even one in the newegg reviews). sounds like gigabyte shipped a ton of them using defective/substandard parts. my only remedy was a...
by mkawa
Fri Mar 14, 2008 11:08 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Today's most silent 2.5" hdd ? (excluding ssd)
Replies: 8
Views: 5052

current gen drives are 160gb/platter. i have an HM160 inside a SQD 2.5 and it's silent past 5-6 inches.
by mkawa
Fri Sep 29, 2006 2:48 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Anyone else waiting for G965 MATX for their HTPC?
Replies: 20
Views: 9685

FYI, the Gigabyte GA-965GM-S2 http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Mot ... A-965GM-S2 just went up on newegg for ~130.
by mkawa
Thu Sep 28, 2006 7:33 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Please comment on Conroe sg01 build with a twist
Replies: 3
Views: 2017

Fan: Nexus 80mm case fan, externally rear mounted intake Am I right in thinking there is only one (80mm) fan in this whole build? (of course if the HDD is external then it's basically only the CPU to cool, but still I think this rig might be slightly undercooled). That's right. Undervolted I'm gues...
by mkawa
Wed Sep 27, 2006 2:32 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Anyone else waiting for G965 MATX for their HTPC?
Replies: 20
Views: 9685

Re: On the Bleeding Edge

I got an Intel DG965WH motherboard and a 6300 Core 2 Duo chip - the internal PATA DVD drive doesn't recognize data or audio CDs at all now. Fortunately, it lasted long enough for me to install Windows and drivers. - I'm also having trouble with a USB DVD drive. The PC hangs early in the boot proces...
by mkawa
Wed Sep 27, 2006 2:11 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Please comment on Conroe sg01 build with a twist
Replies: 3
Views: 2017

No comments? Am I really that out of my mind?
by mkawa
Mon Sep 25, 2006 11:18 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Please comment on Conroe sg01 build with a twist
Replies: 3
Views: 2017

Please comment on Conroe sg01 build with a twist

I realize this may not be the greatest or sanest proposal ever, so I'm open to any and all advice/comments. What I've come up with is: Case: Silverstone SG01 (148$) PSU: Cover the rear PSU opening with an 80mm fan mount and mini-box PW-200-V DC/DC (as shown here: http://www.atechfabrication.com/prod...