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by crispyfish
Fri Aug 08, 2008 6:09 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Help me choose the new Heatsink
Replies: 17
Views: 3914

Hello Shirke, I also had a pc-60, I think what`s limiting the cooling ability of this case is the single 8cm exhaust fan. A power supply with a bigger fan could help a little though it`s a costly upgrade. Some tips over the top of my head: Remove the filter of the front fans If you`re willing to cu...
by crispyfish
Thu Aug 07, 2008 6:01 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Help me choose the new Heatsink
Replies: 17
Views: 3914

This is a exctaly case i have http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112022 I'm more interested in what the inside of YOUR case looks like. Cable management is an important part of keeping good airflow through the case, allowing heat to escape. You also haven't mentioned what type...
by crispyfish
Wed Aug 06, 2008 8:50 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Help me choose the new Heatsink
Replies: 17
Views: 3914

I have used both the CNPS7700 and the Scythe Ninja. The CNPS7700 actually has respectable cooling capacity, so I would consider other possibilities before rushing to replace it. For example, have you tried replacing the TIM? Do you have unrestricted airflow through the case?
by crispyfish
Wed Aug 06, 2008 7:51 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Help me choose the new Heatsink
Replies: 17
Views: 3914

It's normal for temperatures to rise under load. How high are they going? Is your system crashing or behaving erratically?
by crispyfish
Sun Aug 03, 2008 9:14 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Htpc/nsk1480 review
Replies: 22
Views: 19887

It's not the size of the image itself I have a problem with; it's the resultant scrolling left to right, necessary on my 12" laptop, to read the comments that gets very tiresome. I agree. That's why I drew the distinction between links and inline images. I prefer large images because they provide m...
by crispyfish
Sun Aug 03, 2008 7:56 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Htpc/nsk1480 review
Replies: 22
Views: 19887

I disagree. Smaller images are nearly useless on high-resolution displays. However, thumbnails with links to the larger images are generally preferable to putting large images directly in the thread. That may be, but the unspoken forum rule is 800x600 for the max image in a forum. It's to respect t...
by crispyfish
Sun Aug 03, 2008 1:15 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Htpc/nsk1480 review
Replies: 22
Views: 19887

Don't want to offend you but can you please post a smaller picture. The big picture doesn't show anything a smaller image can't show and it would make the thread a much more enjoyable read. I disagree. Smaller images are nearly useless on high-resolution displays. However, thumbnails with links to ...
by crispyfish
Sat Aug 02, 2008 9:27 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Suggestions for slowing down 4 fans, no open external bays
Replies: 5
Views: 1924

Since you've got a free PCI slot in the back, you could use one of these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6811999046

Use a fan splitter for one of the controls and you're set for all 4 fans.
by crispyfish
Sat Aug 02, 2008 9:18 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 40mm CPU cooler suggestions?
Replies: 16
Views: 6956

You might also consider chaining together some fan adapters to allow for a larger fan:

http://www.frozencpu.com/cat/l3/g36/c12 ... Page1.html

40mm-->60mm
60mm-->80mm
80mm-->120mm

Done!
by crispyfish
Fri Jul 25, 2008 9:08 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Case with built-in power cabling?
Replies: 2
Views: 1295

Case with built-in power cabling?

I seem to remember reading about a case that had built-in power cabling -- for example, in the hard drive cage -- to reduce cable clutter. Anyone know what case I'm thinking of?
by crispyfish
Fri Jul 25, 2008 9:06 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Replacing a SOLO side panel?
Replies: 2
Views: 1238

Replacing a SOLO side panel?

I've been all over the Antec website, but they don't seem to sell SOLO side panels. I'm particularly looking for a replacement for the "bottom" (motherboard side) panel. (I'm not sure if both panels are the same, except for the thumbscrews -- they might be.) Anyone know where I can get one?
by crispyfish
Wed Nov 07, 2007 7:22 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Been away for a while -- what are my silencing options?
Replies: 10
Views: 2656

tehfire, I really don't want to get into a huge debate, but the thread I linked shows results with a CPU that is more similar to the one I'm using, but with lower wattage. If temps get up to 56C with an undervolted 65W CPU, how high will they get with a 90W CPU? I'm not saying it's not possible, but...
by crispyfish
Wed Nov 07, 2007 3:50 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Been away for a while -- what are my silencing options?
Replies: 10
Views: 2656

They are all 3.5" Spinpoints. The storage drives are mounted in the provided bays with silicon grommets, which seems quiet enough. As I mentioned, the system drive is mounted below the DVD drive using metal adapters. I'd like to get a NoVibes (or something similar) eventually. But the seek noise doe...
by crispyfish
Wed Nov 07, 2007 1:24 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Been away for a while -- what are my silencing options?
Replies: 10
Views: 2656

Yeah, I'm aware of the Mini Ninja (see my original post) but I'm not sure it can handle the 90W 4600+. The results in this thread with a 65W 4800+ would suggest otherwise. Any other HSFs I should consider that fit in the NSK2400?
by crispyfish
Wed Nov 07, 2007 10:40 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Been away for a while -- what are my silencing options?
Replies: 10
Views: 2656

No suggestions? :wink:
by crispyfish
Mon Nov 05, 2007 4:54 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Been away for a while -- what are my silencing options?
Replies: 10
Views: 2656

The power supply is the stock Antec 380W PSU that comes with the NSK2400. The stock fans are Antec Tri-Cools. I am using the onboard GeForce 6150, and the motherboard is completely passive. The case fans and HSF seem to contribute about equally to the noise coming from the case. Stopping all 3 with ...
by crispyfish
Mon Nov 05, 2007 3:39 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Been away for a while -- what are my silencing options?
Replies: 10
Views: 2656

Been away for a while -- what are my silencing options?

Here's a brief summary of my current HTPC build: - Antec NSK2400 w/stock 120mm fans on low - MSI K8NGM2-FID - Athlon X2 4600+ (90nm) - Zalman CNPS7700 @ 5V - 4 x 512MB RAM - 2 x 400GB Spinpoints (RAID1 storage) - 1 x 80GB Spinpoint (system drive) - Soundblaster XiFi Gamer Amazingly, my girlfriend sa...
by crispyfish
Sat Jul 21, 2007 4:35 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7900GT and 8600GTS cooler compatibility?
Replies: 4
Views: 2271

Ah, I see. Well, that page says it's compatible with "all VGA cards," so the odds are good it'll fit. If not, the HR-03 is supposed to be compatible:

http://www.thermalright.com/a_page/main ... 03_MCL.htm
by crispyfish
Sat Jul 21, 2007 4:23 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7900GT and 8600GTS cooler compatibility?
Replies: 4
Views: 2271

Do you already have the 8600GTS? If not, why don't you just get a passive one?
by crispyfish
Wed Jul 18, 2007 12:14 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: OrigenAE S10V and X8
Replies: 6
Views: 5270

Moogles wrote:Too bad they come with tiny (60mm) fans and are outrageously priced. Otherwise I might consider buying one. They sure look nice.
Yeah, at that size, there's no reason not to use at least 80mm.
by crispyfish
Mon Jul 16, 2007 2:25 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Sonata Designer case
Replies: 9
Views: 5926

Here's their product flier. It's basically a P150 with highlights. I don't know why they've even put it in the Sonata family...

http://www.antec.com/pdf/flyers/sonata% ... ner_EC.pdf
by crispyfish
Fri Jun 29, 2007 12:20 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja Installation - too close?
Replies: 10
Views: 3860

the fan won't fit in the Antec P150 - you must REALLY need a wide case to run it with the fan. This part confuses me -- I have a Ninja with a fan running in my Solo, which is essentially the same case. Do you have a picture to show where the clearance issue is? (P.S. You do realize you can place th...
by crispyfish
Fri Jun 29, 2007 12:17 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja v TR 120-extreme v mini Ninja
Replies: 10
Views: 4775

I had a Ninja running in my Solo and recently swapped it for a Tuniq Tower, the performance of the cooler even with low fan speeds in my system is still better than the Ninja by ~4-5C. Which one is better really seems to depend on the system. In Madshrimps' recent roundup, the Ninja on low outperfo...
by crispyfish
Fri Jun 29, 2007 7:24 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: What fan controllers will fit in P182 ?
Replies: 18
Views: 6596

Why do people insist on front panel fan controllers? ;) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811999046 Because sometimes u cant have adequate cooling for a hot rig that is also silent in HOT weather ( i'm talking ~30 room ambiet ) so one chooses to be silent and hot and can turn a ...
by crispyfish
Thu Jun 28, 2007 6:24 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja v TR 120-extreme v mini Ninja
Replies: 10
Views: 4775

quielb wrote:And make sure everything is connected first because you won't be able to get your fingers in around the heat sink afterwards.
That depends on the motherboard. I can mount/unmount the Ninja on my K8NGM2-FID in a Solo just fine.
by crispyfish
Thu Jun 28, 2007 6:17 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: What fan controllers will fit in P182 ?
Replies: 18
Views: 6596

Why do people insist on front panel fan controllers? ;)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6811999046
by crispyfish
Thu Jun 28, 2007 6:15 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Suggest a case :/
Replies: 8
Views: 4453

Or just get this fan controller with a PCI slot option. I have this and it works great: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6811999046
by crispyfish
Tue Jun 26, 2007 11:32 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja or Scythe Kama Cross - Anyone Try Both?
Replies: 20
Views: 6832

You need to learn think like an engineer. Then this makes sense ;) Apparently. :lol: I used to be a programmer, and the general principle there was "just make it work." Now I work in the patent field, and the general principle is "make it so a jury will understand it." Maybe that's why I want every...
by crispyfish
Tue Jun 26, 2007 11:29 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Will 2 year old Arctic Silver 5 (never opened) be ok?
Replies: 12
Views: 4492

Hehe, I always thought it could cause something to short and damage everything. I worried about that for a long time, too. :oops: But then I realized that you're just closing a loop, so the ends are interchangeable. With an LED, you have a device in that loop, and the device needs a particular dire...
by crispyfish
Tue Jun 26, 2007 11:27 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja or Scythe Kama Cross - Anyone Try Both?
Replies: 20
Views: 6832

The thing is, AMD and Intel CPUs already have incompatible sockets. I can definitely understand the rationale for that. But you could have the same mounting mechanism for both, and the chips still wouldn't be interchangeable. Oh well, I'm sure there's a good business reason for it that I'm just not ...