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by gopherbob
Fri Apr 16, 2010 6:55 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Wireless mouse-in Keyboards from Enermax and Moneual
Replies: 24
Views: 17054

Alright I just built a HTPC for my dad. The PC still needed a final touch... a wireless keyboard/mouse. Not wanting to spend a lot and reading this review I picked up a MonCaso MK-701 from xoxide.com (sp?) Anway... I am using it now. To me the keys type better than a standard laptop. They require a ...
by gopherbob
Thu Dec 11, 2008 8:36 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need Help finding 2.5'' hdd to 3.5''
Replies: 4
Views: 1612

i ordered 3 of those metal plates. so my next step is to figure out what i need to remove from them to make them work. i ended up buying an external enclosure for it as a temporary way to play around with it. i wish these addonics metal plates would have worked... they seem so perfect even when I tr...
by gopherbob
Thu Dec 11, 2008 6:41 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need Help finding 2.5'' hdd to 3.5''
Replies: 4
Views: 1612

Much simpler that one of those. it will end up just being a piece of metal. this one i thought would work but i suppose for some reason since my hdd tray isn't an addonics brand saturn tray it doesn't work exactly right. http://addonics.com/products/Saturn/image/25satahdd-install.gif see that little...
by gopherbob
Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:58 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need Help finding 2.5'' hdd to 3.5''
Replies: 4
Views: 1612

Need Help finding 2.5'' hdd to 3.5''

I recently picked up a patriot 32gb SSD to test. I need to find some kind of adapter that will give it 3.5'' hdd mounting holes on the bottom. I thought I had finally found something on my own to handle this: http://addonics.com/products/io/aks218ide.asp Just got them in last night laptop size hdd m...
by gopherbob
Tue Nov 25, 2008 8:43 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Raid Cage Fan Replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 4291

Just a simple 80mm 33cfm/26dba fan attached to the newly drilled holes and set to pull air out of the raid cage into the case has lowered temps from 37C to 30C. I'm pretty proud as I've made the computer run the perfect low hum and decreased operating temperatures by a pretty large amount. If anyone...
by gopherbob
Sat Nov 22, 2008 7:08 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Raid Cage Fan Replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 4291

I wanted to ask about this fan in a response rather than above since it would get buried in all the other things talked about. I've got a Noctua NF-P12 and I'm reasonably happy with it. It didn't lower temperatures over the PWM controlled Enermax Cluster fan but it didn't increase them either. Is th...
by gopherbob
Sat Nov 22, 2008 6:59 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Raid Cage Fan Replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 4291

I'm pretty horrible when it comes to anything with electronics... I was even a bit worried when I intentionally broke the little speaker. Cutting the PCB is a great idea I hadn't thought about though. I'm not sure my shaky hands would be up for the task! Yes, that link to the BPU-350 is the raid cag...
by gopherbob
Fri Nov 21, 2008 7:05 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Raid Cage Fan Replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 4291

Raid Cage Fan Replacement

I've got an iStarUSA BPU-350 (the raid cage that holds 5 hdd's and takes up 3x5.25'' bays. The problem was the fan inside the unit was thinner than normal and wayyy too loud. 80x80x20mm fan >> http://en.yltc.cn/newEbiz1/EbizPortalFG/portal/html/ProductCategoryList.html?CategoryID=c373e9047a29ab398ff...
by gopherbob
Fri Nov 21, 2008 6:16 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Are Tri-Cools really *that* bad?
Replies: 30
Views: 7459

About 4-5 months ago I bought the Antec 900 case. It contains about 4 120mm tricools. Set all on low there was a 'sound' that I didn't like. It's not that my computer is quieter now with the fans I've replaced them with but the noise is better to my ears. I've never tried to make a PC quieter but as...
by gopherbob
Mon Oct 20, 2008 7:57 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Are there any good slim 120mm fans?
Replies: 2
Views: 1471

Don't know if they are any good but there are slim yate loon 120s out there. http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=22997 http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=22998 not the super slim like you are looking for...
by gopherbob
Mon Oct 20, 2008 7:53 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Eco Friendly PCIe Vid Card
Replies: 10
Views: 7465

just grabbed a 9600 gt for nearly the exact same reason. Very happy with it. I have a few friends that are big ati fans and they claim ati cards run hotter in general... i equate hotness to using/wasting extra power? Anyway, I can only speak for the 9600gt but I am very happy with it and I think mos...
by gopherbob
Mon Oct 20, 2008 7:49 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: What do you do with your dead HDD?
Replies: 42
Views: 23809

The aluminum trays rattle in my new raid cage since they are all empty but 1. I recently took apart a few hard drives for fun and stuck them in the empty trays to stop the rattling. The magnets make great ultra fridgerator magnets. The maxtor 250mb(not a typo!)'s magnets were suprisingly stronger th...
by gopherbob
Sat Oct 18, 2008 5:18 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Dynex Best Buy PC Case Fans are Yate Loon
Replies: 7
Views: 3601

the fan with the black center piece is a 120mm orange blade yate loon and the other NF-xxx with the white center piece is a dynex medium speed 120mm. Yate loon has a sleeve bearing and the dynex has two ball bearings. The dynex is a bit loud for my taste but a simple lowering of the rpms makes it pu...
by gopherbob
Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:08 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Opinions on Enermax 120mm Twister white LED PWM fan?
Replies: 2
Views: 1508

I swapped the stock xigmatek 120mm fan with the twister on my hdt-s1283 immediatly upon install. I liked the twister. seemed very quiet but i think its rpms stayed around 600... so it should be quiet around there. I'm just using what CPUID hardware monitor said. much better choice than the stock fan...
by gopherbob
Wed Oct 15, 2008 6:23 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Dynex Best Buy PC Case Fans are Yate Loon
Replies: 7
Views: 3601

you can tell I'm a complete forum noob... I have never put images in a thread... ever!

*images taken care of!*
by gopherbob
Wed Oct 15, 2008 6:22 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Dynex Best Buy PC Case Fans are Yate Loon
Replies: 7
Views: 3601

Dynex Best Buy PC Case Fans are Yate Loon

I'm pretty sure the PC fans made under the "Dynex" name brand are made by Yate Loon. I noticed the "yate loon ring" on the fan sticker and when I purchased some (employee price) I noticed the yate loon "smell". I don't know if the Yate Loon smell has been mentioned on here but all the Yate's I have ...
by gopherbob
Sat Oct 04, 2008 7:48 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quiet Blu-Ray?
Replies: 2
Views: 2181

I too would be interested in which blu-ray drives are the quietest.
by gopherbob
Sat Oct 04, 2008 7:44 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Is your 9600GT Revision A1 - and what does this mean?
Replies: 4
Views: 1875

*checks box* looked on my palit 1gb 9600gt sonic that I picked up a few weeks ago. couldn't find any revision number on it. I think I read somewhere that nvidia didn't publicize the switch to the 65nm core on the 9600's? Maybe nvidia started producing the smaller chips and cards already made were ma...
by gopherbob
Sat Oct 04, 2008 7:39 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: a passive card with HDMI ouput?
Replies: 15
Views: 3931

I havn't tried the hdmi output on my card but I can tell you that it runs very cool and is a great card. A few weeks ago I got a Palit 9600gt 1gb sonic. It was about $120 on newegg. no dvi -> hdmi adapter needed... this card has hdmi, 2xdvi and DISPLAYPORT! right there on the pci slot back panel. Th...
by gopherbob
Sat Oct 04, 2008 7:32 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Question
Replies: 3
Views: 2414

I'm still new to trying to balance performance and silence(or quietness for me). I grabbed a few of those yate loon black/orange fans and I love them. So cheap and they have a good sound character in my opinion. I replaced my antec 900's tricools (horrible imo except on low setting) with 800rpm s-fl...
by gopherbob
Sat Oct 04, 2008 7:25 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Which 120mm fan for Thermalright 120 Extreme on Asus P5Q?
Replies: 5
Views: 2412

P182 is an excellent case. A buddy of mine has it and I have the P180 case used on my backup pc. The antec tricool 120mm's that come with them are not my favorite. They are quality fans but set to medium and high theres a particular 'color' of the noise I don't like. I first tried out S-Flex 800rpm ...
by gopherbob
Mon Sep 22, 2008 1:21 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Thermalright T-Rad²
Replies: 21
Views: 7902

I've been looking at gpu coolers for a few weeks and I was pretty excited about that thermalright hr-03 gt (for 9600gt) but this thing looks sweet.

I tried to find a review for it and found this thread... better than nothing I suppose!
by gopherbob
Thu Aug 21, 2008 7:53 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: lowest temperature gpu
Replies: 32
Views: 7802

Welll it looks like that 9600gt I ordered this morning seems to do well on those charts. PS I ended up getting one of those Palit 1gb 9600gt Sonic cards... yea the 1gb might be overkill but with the onboard hdmi, displayport, 2xdvi, a touch of OC and a slight boost on mem speeds seems pretty good fo...
by gopherbob
Wed Aug 20, 2008 2:04 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: lowest temperature gpu
Replies: 32
Views: 7802

Well about %90 of project sub-zero has been ordered. Here is the current hardware list. Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115037 Thermalright 775 Retention Bracket << let me know if this was a waste http://www.coolerguys.com/840556031215.html ARCTIC COOL...
by gopherbob
Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:50 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: lowest temperature gpu
Replies: 32
Views: 7802

Going to look up zero stepping now! These are the things I need to know. thanks. update*well there seems to be no disadvantage to gettting the E0 version. I don't know if I'll be messing with clock speed though. At least through newegg it doesn't seem to let me know which version it is. Is there a s...
by gopherbob
Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:58 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: ECS N9600GT-512MX-P for $94.99 at Newegg
Replies: 10
Views: 2687

I'd like to hear some of you guys' personal reviews of that 9600 when you get them. I've considering a 9600gt for my current computer project mainly since I don't play games on the computer and want a 'good' solid card that doesn't get too hot and can handle HD stuff. I forget where... but I read so...
by gopherbob
Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:29 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: lowest temperature gpu
Replies: 32
Views: 7802

Yea I originally got that card to support a $3 5.25in magneto optical drive I bought. The good news is it forced me to do some scsi research the bad news is when I got the $3 drive it was really worth $0 since they misinformed me of its connection type. It looks to be ESDI or something like that. I ...
by gopherbob
Wed Aug 13, 2008 3:20 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: lowest temperature gpu
Replies: 32
Views: 7802

ENERMAX MODU82+ EMD625AWT 625W - 179.99 CORSAIR CMPSU-520HX 520W - 114.99 CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W - 119.99 (and free 8gb flash drive!) Price so close on those two corsairs.... but after reading this comment made by some guy named macadami on neweggs site I really don't know anymore. Other Thoughts:...
by gopherbob
Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:59 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: lowest temperature gpu
Replies: 32
Views: 7802

hmm might have to check the slip streams out.

i've heard modular cables are primarily for marketing and add extra resistance or something. i would be interested in finding a decent quality psu with modular cabling.
by gopherbob
Mon Aug 11, 2008 7:03 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: lowest temperature gpu
Replies: 32
Views: 7802

That power supply info is good to know. I would be more than happy with a 500-600 watt and even happier paying less! I don't think I will ever go SLi to be honest... but I like to know that I could. I agree it would make more sense to just get a new card when the time comes. They say the xfx alpha d...