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by eit412
Fri May 28, 2010 11:37 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Nothing but trouble so far, itx htpc build.
Replies: 11
Views: 2621

I am just curious which components did not fit in the MI-008? Did you have trouble with the cpu cooler height or optical drive length? Or was it something else? I would like to build an ITX system and this case was on the top of my list.
by eit412
Tue May 18, 2010 1:35 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Fed up with the hairdryer
Replies: 22
Views: 5992

Based on the discussion in this forum the dell uses proprietary powersupply connections so what i suggested before would not work.
by eit412
Tue May 18, 2010 8:13 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Fed up with the hairdryer
Replies: 22
Views: 5992

The Power supply looks to be a custom size that would not be replaceable or modifyable. The two small fans could definatly be noisy. It looks like you will have a hard time silencing the PSU if that is your main ssource of noise. I cannot tell for sure, but the dell motherboard looks to be a standar...
by eit412
Thu May 13, 2010 9:27 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel X25-M 80GB G2, to buy or not to buy?
Replies: 7
Views: 2602

I would deffiantly go for a ssd over a 2.5" 7200rpm HDD. The noise of the 7200 rpm drive would definately be noticable. If you do not mind the smaller size and slightly lower sequential writes then you could get a intel X25-V 40GB for $120 at B&H photo and then get a 5200RPM 2.5" drive for storage w...
by eit412
Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:47 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Q. about loop configuration. single vs double
Replies: 10
Views: 5312

I do not know much about water cooling, but i know that you will not need 2 reservoirs even if you do 2 loops. The tube coming out of the reservoir could be split to the two pumps with a Y connection. if you do two loops, I would not put anything on the 5970's loop as it will most likely be your hot...
by eit412
Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:14 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec ISK300-150 - will it be OK with this?
Replies: 25
Views: 5765

that celron d should run with much less power than the pentium d chips that the previous poster talked about since it is a single core chip, but it could still could draw more power than the 65w antec could support. Since the antec 150w has not beend reviewed yet we do not know if it's power supply ...
by eit412
Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:18 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Slipstreams -are they open or closed corners?
Replies: 3
Views: 1144

The silicone ones should be much better than the rubber. It is normally softer while still being very durable.
by eit412
Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:46 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: How Can I Silence My....Speakers?
Replies: 21
Views: 9468

It is likely that the interference is happening at the subwoofer amplification circuits. You could try moving the subwoofer across the room and see if that helps.
by eit412
Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:10 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel x25-M SSD - Need to be FORMATTED? How turn off defrag?
Replies: 12
Views: 3112

When a drive is new then there are two steps needed before files can be stored on the drive. If the drive is used as an os drive then the os install takes care of the appropriate steps, but if not then they must be done manully. The steps are to partition the drive and then format the partitions. On...
by eit412
Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:07 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Newbie with a custom build, but after a new PSU
Replies: 7
Views: 4829

I have the Nexus Value 430 nad it is extreamly quiet. If i stall the other fan in my system i cannot hear anything from my system unless i have my head around the back side of the case right by the pwer supply (i have an intel X25-V SSD so no hard drive noise). I am running a Q6600 on a Gigabyte G41...
by eit412
Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:15 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: New silent fan to replace Enermax 620W PSU fan
Replies: 8
Views: 2632

I scanned the models of Enermax 620W at newegg and came across some disturbing reviews of the liberty psu dying after a year or two. you may not want to change out the fan if you have a liberty as this could make any possible problems happen faster. if you do swap the fan, then measure the temperatu...
by eit412
Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:50 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Netbook/ CULV with HDMI
Replies: 5
Views: 1532

The new pinetrail netbooks that are comming out are supposed to have an optional brodcom chip that can decode 1080p material, but i do not know if any of those net books will have hdmi. If you do not care about processor power they will be less expensive than the CULV based notebooks. I have seen a ...
by eit412
Fri Jan 08, 2010 11:55 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Too Much for Antec ISK 300?
Replies: 33
Views: 14248

Will the 150W version of the ISK still have a fanless external power brick?
by eit412
Tue Nov 10, 2009 8:27 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Powered hubs
Replies: 3
Views: 1025

USB does not take extension well past a couple of meters especially with multiple devices. If you can find a firewire web cam like the unibrain fire-i, then you can use longer cords. the fire-i has an input and an output so multiple cameras can be linked together. Of course the down side is the fire...
by eit412
Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:34 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 7: upgrade or clean install?
Replies: 35
Views: 8799

I know that the upgrade disk contains a full copy of windows 7. If upgrading from xp then you have to fromat and do a clean install of windows 7. I am not sure if the disk will give you the option to format and clean install when upgrading from vista or not.
by eit412
Mon Aug 24, 2009 10:28 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Anyone know if a 3pin fan to 4pin GPU fan adapter exists?
Replies: 15
Views: 11479

the speed of a three pin fan is controled by the voltage supplied to the fan, but a four pin fan is controled by PWM. if you could hook the three pin fan up to the GPU fan header it would probably run at full speed all the time.
by eit412
Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:41 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC build - need some pro eyes to look over
Replies: 14
Views: 3370

If you would like to record hd from somthing other than over the air then you will not want the hd tuner. I have ATT U-verse and i use a Happuage HD PVR to record my HD shows. The HD PVR is buggy in Windows XP that i have, but i hear that it intigrates well into MCE. I get very few HD Channels over ...
by eit412
Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:43 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 44930

Re: Intel 34nm SSD released

I would say the drive is quicker, not faster. The difference is that quick is generally the term you'd use to describe latency, Good point about the difference between latency and throughput. I was just quoting the original article. The price was the part I was excited about. I will deffinatley be ...
by eit412
Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:52 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 44930

Intel 34nm SSD released

New 34nm Intel SSD's should be faster and cheaper based on THIS article at Anandtech
by eit412
Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:00 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PicoPSU is it enough for me?
Replies: 5
Views: 1926

The efficiency of the corsair vx450w was measured at around 80% for your max load. I got hte efficiency from the SPCR review. You would have a little over 70W dc power draw for the 90W that you measured. was that measurement during a stress test? If it was you might be able to get by with an 80W bri...
by eit412
Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:33 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Completely Inaudible System
Replies: 12
Views: 6568

Which hard drives are you going to get? The WD Drives that spin at 5400rpm are quieter than the other large capacity drives. Do you already have the reserator and are happy with the noise level? I will also give a recomendation for the scythe slipstream fans. With water cooling you might be able to ...
by eit412
Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:32 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: "Passive" CPU cooling in NSK3480
Replies: 16
Views: 4146

Any heatsink you want should fit in hte case unless you have a video card that the heatsink wraps around to the back. I have a ninja on a Intel DG33BUC in an antec 3480, and my CPU scoket is much closer to the top of the mother board than yours. You also will not have the problem of the CPU heatsink...
by eit412
Fri Nov 14, 2008 5:48 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel X25-E reviews?
Replies: 27
Views: 8142

The intel SSD's do not have a fan.
by eit412
Tue Sep 23, 2008 5:59 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Sonata Designer 500 & Earthwatts quiet enough?
Replies: 12
Views: 4865

I have a NSK3480 with an Earthwats 380, and wanted to get the low noise of the better power supplys. Before I went out and bought an expensive PSU I decided I might as well try drastic measures to get my curent PSU quiet. Seeing as how I didn't care if the waranty was voided I opened up the PSU and ...
by eit412
Fri Sep 05, 2008 2:01 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: mobo with socket P cuestion
Replies: 1
Views: 1169

The PicoPSU is extreamly effiecent, and you would not need an external power brick. I am not sure how much power you can put through a pico, they are normally limited by the external power birck that you use to convert from 110V AC to 12V DC.
by eit412
Mon Jul 14, 2008 9:26 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New Computer for Girlfriend
Replies: 5
Views: 1475

You may want to look at the Antec NSK3480. It is not as pretty as the new white cases so your girl friend may not like it as much. It is smaller and has a good power supply included (not as good as the Pro82 recomended by Neil though). You could take the money saved and upgrade the case fans and cpu...
by eit412
Wed Jun 04, 2008 8:35 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quiet but great cfm intake fan ie; thermaltake
Replies: 6
Views: 2283

Most thermaltake nubers for dba are very unrealistic. Many people have highly recomended the yate loon fans. The scythe fan will be loud at full speed, but can be undervloted to be very quiet. Scythe also sells many versions of that same fan ranging from 500rpm to the one you saw at 1900 rpm.
by eit412
Tue Jun 03, 2008 1:55 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Skeleton... and P183 & Sonata Elite
Replies: 161
Views: 88530

I don't see much room for a power supply in the mini. Could it be an external brick like a pico PSU!?!?

Edit:

Acording to TweakTown the mini will have a 180W external power supply, but the review does not say if it will be fanless.
by eit412
Thu May 29, 2008 5:53 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: normal noisy PC, but inside a soundproof cabinet?
Replies: 31
Views: 27481

Someone had the impression that I wasn´t going for total silence, yes I am actually, as close to it as possible.. I will be recording acoustic instruments in the same room so this is quite critical to me. Would it be possible to have the computer in an adjacent room, where the noise of the compute...
by eit412
Thu Apr 24, 2008 7:44 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: RPM of KAZE-JYU at 5v
Replies: 5
Views: 1526

Thanks for the heads up about the growl of the higher speed version. I may get the medium speed with a fan controler.