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by Teh Lurv
Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:54 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Improving airflow and cooling in old Antec Solo
Replies: 24
Views: 2898

Re: Improving airflow and cooling in old Antec Solo

I used to use a Kama Bay, but I eventually removed it and restored the original Solo bay covers. I haven't noticed any difference in CPU temp and acoustically my PC sounds better. I think just removing the steel bay shields and letting the intake air flow in through the front panel side openings is ...
by Teh Lurv
Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:25 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic X-400 Fanless PSU
Replies: 167
Views: 59546

Re: Seasonic X-400 Fanless PSU

Just a heads up that Amazon.com is currently selling the X-400 at $89.99.
by Teh Lurv
Fri Jul 29, 2011 5:05 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec NSK3480 with passively cooled Core i7 2600
Replies: 16
Views: 9785

Re: Antec NSK3480 with passively cooled Core i7 2600

Have you checked Thermalright's HR-02 compatibility list? They are pretty good at keeping an up-to-date list of which mobos will fit an HR-02 without blocking any expansion slots.
by Teh Lurv
Mon Jul 11, 2011 6:16 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright HR-01 on LGA 1156
Replies: 1
Views: 678

Re: Thermalright HR-01 on LGA 1156

I'm using an HR-01 Plus with a Rev B 1156 bracket that is cooling a i760. I had no problems mounting it onto the CPU.
by Teh Lurv
Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:50 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: giant Scythe Susanoo for passive cooling
Replies: 4
Views: 2039

Re: giant Scythe Susanoo for passive cooling

i was going to get the thermalright HR-02 for passive cooling, but now i'm considering this scythe susanoo for passive cooling. because of the sheer size of this thing, i would guess that it might do better than the HR-02. if clearance is not an issue, then would there be any reason to go for the H...
by Teh Lurv
Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:37 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Can Thermalright HR-02 be installed on Intel DH61DLB3
Replies: 6
Views: 2044

Re: Can Thermalright HR-02 be installed on Intel DH61DLB3

Teh Lurv wrote:If the included mounting kit interferes with that speaker buzzer, you could perhaps try another revision of the 1156 heatsink like the AXP 140 1156 kit.
EDIT: Not sure if the AXP 140 kit would work with the HR-2.
by Teh Lurv
Fri Apr 29, 2011 5:33 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Can Thermalright HR-02 be installed on Intel DH61DLB3
Replies: 6
Views: 2044

Re: Can Thermalright HR-02 be installed on Intel DH61DLB3

If the included mounting kit interferes with that speaker buzzer, you could perhaps try another revision of the 1156 heatsink like the AXP 140 1156 kit.
by Teh Lurv
Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:07 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec NSK3480 with passively cooled Core i7 2600
Replies: 16
Views: 9785

Re: Antec NSK3480 with passively cooled Core i7 2600

Vanderwijk, how much clearance does that heatsink have from the side panel? I was thinking of a similar build, but with Acostipack applied to the side panel.
by Teh Lurv
Thu Apr 21, 2011 7:04 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: MSI R6850 Cyclone
Replies: 13
Views: 4567

Re: MSI R6850 Cyclone

I'm not sure which models do or don't have the switch other than the 6850.
by Teh Lurv
Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:09 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Case Rec.| mAtx with support for 5x HD's and 1 Optical
Replies: 12
Views: 1744

Re: Case Rec.| mAtx with support for 5x HD's and 1 Optical

If you're not in a rush to get a new case, Silverstone showed off at CES the TJ08-E matx case, which is due to be out sometime this year. It is supposed to support five hard disk drives and is being aimed at the <$100 market. You can see it being described here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOOZAr...
by Teh Lurv
Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:04 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: MSI R6850 Cyclone
Replies: 13
Views: 4567

Re: MSI R6850 Cyclone

The card has a DIP switch to toggle the fan between performance & silent mode. Can you tell me where it is located on the card? I bought one of these, but didn't see the DIP switch, nor did I see it documented. However, I have factory OC version, which I intend to underclock back to regular (the fa...
by Teh Lurv
Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:21 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec NSK3480 with single moving part
Replies: 10
Views: 4404

Re: Antec NSK3480 with single moving part

With a single fan as intake, I'd be worried about hotspots forming in the case, but I suppose it is small enough that it wouldn't be an issue.
by Teh Lurv
Sun Apr 10, 2011 7:59 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: MSI R6850 Cyclone
Replies: 13
Views: 4567

Re: MSI R6850 Cyclone

I bought the stock-clocked MSI R6850 Cyclone and have had the card running in my system for about a week, so I thought I'd share some of my thoughts about the card. My current rig: i5-760 (stock cooler) P55M-UD2 Antec Solo MSI R6850 Cyclone Intel SSD Enermax Liberty 500w PSU 1 Sycthe Kama PWM exhaus...
by Teh Lurv
Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:28 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec NSK3480 with single moving part
Replies: 10
Views: 4404

Re: Antec NSK3480 with single moving part

Nice clean build, I've been thinking of a small matx case myself to keep on the table rather than the floor. How are the temps of the CPU and video card?
by Teh Lurv
Mon Mar 21, 2011 8:12 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: MSI R6850 Cyclone
Replies: 13
Views: 4567

MSI R6850 Cyclone

Hey everyone, my old 8800GT died over the weekend which has accelerated my plans of replacing it with a new card. I'm kinda underwhelmed with the current crop of fanless video cards out there, so I shifted to look at low noise fanned cards. From SPCR's review, I'm leaning towards a 6850 with my eye ...
by Teh Lurv
Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:59 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Fanless HR-01 on a i5-760?
Replies: 1
Views: 1201

Fanless HR-01 on a i5-760?

Hey everyone, I recently refreshed my PC with a i5-760 & a GA-P55M-UD2 mobo housed inside my Antec Solo. At the moment I'm using the Intel stock cooler. I'd like to passively cool the cpu (no intention of OCing) and I've been looking at heatsinks. The Thermalright HR-01 caught my eye, although I don...
by Teh Lurv
Thu Jul 10, 2008 2:41 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: EVGA AKIMBO Cooler
Replies: 4
Views: 1391

I recently purchased the stock clocked EVGA 8800GT with the Akimbo cooler preinstalled which replaced my stock cooler 7900GS card. The card is in my quiet (not completely silent) Solo rig. At idle and load the fan is inaudible over the whoosh of my case fans. This is in contrast to my old 7900GS, wh...
by Teh Lurv
Tue Jul 08, 2008 6:10 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Critique please/Most Extreme SOLO
Replies: 16
Views: 3688

If your PC doesn't compel you to drink Mountain Dew, it's not extreme enough.
by Teh Lurv
Tue Jun 17, 2008 7:11 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian-Li in steel..... Lancool. Another New Model.
Replies: 17
Views: 9610

One thing I like about both those cases is that the spots for the front intake fans are completely cut out, no intake metal grill underneath the filters and front bezel. The presence of unnecessary intake fan grills is one of my quibbles with the Solo.
by Teh Lurv
Wed Jun 04, 2008 11:14 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Best silent 9600GT!
Replies: 103
Views: 44801

Newegg has the Gigabyte Passive 9600GT now on sale. In addition, the rebate and mark-down on the ECS 9600GT has expired, so both cards are currently comparable in price. Anyone try the Gigabyte card yet?
by Teh Lurv
Thu May 22, 2008 4:22 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: A good fan to pair with a Kama Bay
Replies: 1
Views: 1053

A good fan to pair with a Kama Bay

I'm currently have a Kama Bay installed in my Solo case I am trying to run at positive pressure. I am currently using the fan that was included with Kama Bay, but I am thinking I could do better with another fan. With the Kama Bay's grill and foam filter, I think I'll need a fan that could handle th...
by Teh Lurv
Thu May 22, 2008 4:04 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Tkpenalty's Silent/Quiet PCs
Replies: 17
Views: 8311

On the Solo, how are you propping up that white 120mm fan with the rubber screws?
by Teh Lurv
Thu May 22, 2008 6:13 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel's HSF for high-end Core 2 Extreme CPUs
Replies: 17
Views: 7234

instead of dumping corporate resources down the HSF hole, why don't they license a heatsink from a company actually in the business? I believe that's what Intel already does. The heatsinks from the 4XXX and 6XXX series are also sold by Dynatron IIRC (with a different fan). I think both companies ge...
by Teh Lurv
Mon May 05, 2008 2:19 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Slipstream CFM rating: Accurate?
Replies: 4
Views: 1737

Slipstream CFM rating: Accurate?

Now that the Slipstream fans have been out in retail for awhile, has anyone done testing of the fans yet to determine if the CFM ratings were accurate? I did a quick check on this forum to see if the question was addressed, but I only found answers to the quietness of the fan and how well it handles...
by Teh Lurv
Mon Apr 28, 2008 12:26 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe 120mm fan "clicking"
Replies: 4
Views: 1896

I noticed a clicking noise with the Kama bay fan as well. Its a pretty faint click and it could be either the fan or the vibration of the two retention clips for the filter. I do know that the fan makes a loud clicking noise if the clips are installed backwards (they have a slight bend to them) or i...
by Teh Lurv
Fri Apr 25, 2008 1:53 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec p182 vs antec solo
Replies: 35
Views: 11515

I also plan on using the scythe kama bay in the optical drive slots and putting 800rpm slipstreams on that, the CPU and exhuast, all at 7v or prehaps 5v. Would provide much better airflow for the CPU and since i know my GPU can handle itself i should be able to lower the noise even further by doing...
by Teh Lurv
Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:02 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Vista or XP?
Replies: 63
Views: 13544

I'm sure most of you were around when XP first came out... 512MB memory in order to run smoothly? Games run faster in Windows 98 x application no longer runs My computer was faster in 98 The fact that hardware requirements keep on going up is a conspiracy from Microsoft and the hardware companies.....
by Teh Lurv
Fri Mar 21, 2008 2:04 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Rethinking my Solo's fan scheme
Replies: 2
Views: 1216

Rethinking my Solo's fan scheme

I recently bought an Antec Solo to get a smaller, lighter mid-tower. My previous case, an Antec 1000AMG, operated with 2 80mm antec tri-cools (set to high), stock cooler, and 2 80mm Panaflo "M"s for intake. For cooling my Solo, I picked up: Arctic Freezer Pro 7 120mm S-FLEX "E" 2x92mm Rexus NMB-MAT ...