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by speedkar9
Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:36 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec 302-S Project
Replies: 16
Views: 16665

Re: Antec 302-S Project

Its been a while since I've been on here. I've been hanging out on automotive forums more since I got my car... and well I forgot about my PC :roll: . I treated myself to a cheap upgrade this boxing day, a Asus M5A97 R2.0 mobo, an AMD FX 6100 X6 CPU, Kingston HyperX Black 8GB DDR3 1600 RAM, and an I...
by speedkar9
Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:20 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec 302-S Project
Replies: 16
Views: 16665

Re: Antec 302-S Project

Build log video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aYsZzI1aMQ

Some new shots:

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by speedkar9
Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:58 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Replacement for Antec Solo?
Replies: 13
Views: 2784

Re: Replacement for Antec Solo?

Since he asked for "small," I'll guess that the p183 is too big (and they increased the size of the P183 V3 by another inch, too). I don't know anything about the Fractal R3. Sorry I only read the words: ...elegant in appearance (no interior lighting, crazy angles, or windows if possible), and with...
by speedkar9
Fri Jan 21, 2011 4:04 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Girlfriend's New Silent PC
Replies: 12
Views: 4195

Re: Girlfriend's New Silent PC

Nice decent build.
Graphics cooler saggy?
Were you able to unlock the two cores? :wink:
by speedkar9
Fri Jan 21, 2011 3:51 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Replacement for Antec Solo?
Replies: 13
Views: 2784

Re: Replacement for Antec Solo?

Antec P183 or Fractal R3.
viewtopic.php?f=15&t=58579
by speedkar9
Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:16 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Planning freeNAS build from old components
Replies: 8
Views: 1115

Re: Planning freeNAS build from old components

Make sure the PSU has a 4-pin CPU power connector. Otherwise you'd need a molex to 4/8 pin CPU power connector.

Since budget isn't an issue, A Regor 245 + a 785G board (5 SATA & RAID) might work,
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDeal ... mbo.581300
by speedkar9
Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:18 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: A new year a new PC :D
Replies: 5
Views: 578

Re: A new year a new PC :D

The MSI 6870 is 10" long, can it fit in your case?
by speedkar9
Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:17 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New sub 18 dB i7 build. Fan questions and Critique
Replies: 12
Views: 1251

Re: New sub 18 dB i7 build. Fan questions and Critique

I find LG drives noisy.
Pioneer DVD drives are quieter.
If your not using the top fan, be sure to seal it off to prevent air from entering the top and out the back.
by speedkar9
Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:40 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Recommend me a new case
Replies: 4
Views: 900

Re: Recommend me a new case

Consider: Apply sound/ weight dampening to the CM690's side panels (acousti-pak or some heavy peel & stick tiles) to stop them from vibrating, close up the side vents, soft mount & undervolt your case fan(s), and suspend the one hard drive in the 5.25" bay. There aren't that many "quiet" cases out t...
by speedkar9
Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:58 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My WHS, modified Chieftec Mesh, 10 HDDS, 16.0 TB, silent
Replies: 12
Views: 8146

Re: My WHS, modified Chieftec Mesh, 10 HDDS, 16.0 TB, silent

Would it not be better if the psu was turned upsided down so the fan doesnt ramp up because of the cpu heat? The case has enough space above the psu.
by speedkar9
Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:54 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrading mobo/cpu/ram
Replies: 6
Views: 732

Re: Upgrading mobo/cpu/ram

Looks good overall (though I'd go with AMD for more performance for my buck). Does your GPU have a good quiet cooler? One last thing: will I be able to use my 4 pin motherboard power connector on today's motherboards as they all seem to have 8 pin connectors? Yes the 4 pin will work in the 8pin conn...
by speedkar9
Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:09 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: lower voltage on the chassi fan of Silverstone Grandia GD05B
Replies: 4
Views: 702

Re: lower voltage on the chassi fan of Silverstone Grandia G

The simple solution is to buy or make a fan controller, or use a fanmate to lower its voltage. Since the fan is 3-pin, you could hard wire the red (3pin) and black (3pin) wires to a molex connector, using 5V (red molex) as ground and 12V (yellow molex) as positive. Then route the RPM wire (yellow on...
by speedkar9
Sun Jan 02, 2011 7:51 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Front fans for positive pressure, bad tradeoff?
Replies: 4
Views: 954

Re: Front fans for positive pressure, bad tradeoff?

Why do you need a positive pressure setup? Negative pressure is does slightly better at keeping temps cool. Air will find the fastest way free- removing the rear fan and leaving the top in place may bring air in the rear vent, and out the top. My suggestion would be to block the side vent to prevent...
by speedkar9
Sun Jan 02, 2011 8:20 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Smaller quiet and cool cases that are easy to work with?
Replies: 6
Views: 1932

Re: Smaller quiet and cool cases that are easy to work with?

Antec NSK-3480 and Silverstone TJ-08
+1

Suspend the HD in the 2nd optical bay, mount the SSD on the case floor. 120mm exhaust to cool a semi-passive CPU, and 1 or 2x92mm intake to cool a passive video card.
by speedkar9
Sat Jan 01, 2011 6:57 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec 302-S Project
Replies: 16
Views: 16665

Re: Antec 302-S Project

Would you mind telling me how you prepped the case before painting it? Sanding, priming and so on. I prepped the case by giving the bare metal a light sand with a 120 grit sanding sponge. I de-riveted all the panels to ensure proper paint distribution. I used Krylon black (non-gloss) paint to paint...
by speedkar9
Fri Dec 31, 2010 9:00 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P-183 discontinued... replacement P-183 V3?
Replies: 30
Views: 7994

Re: P-183 discontinued... replacement P-183 V3?

Interesting,
http://www.jr.com/antec/pe/ANT_P183V3/

If the Antec 900 V3 added USB 3.0, SSD, and CPU cut out, maybe we can expect such minor improvements in a revised P183...?
by speedkar9
Fri Dec 31, 2010 8:40 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: turn fans off
Replies: 2
Views: 476

Re: turn fans off

The Antec P193's TriCool fans cannot be controlled using the motherboard for automatic control based on temperature, because they plug directly into the power supply. You would have to hard-wire the fans to a separate fan controller (or to 3 pin connectors for the motherboard) and control them by ch...
by speedkar9
Thu Dec 30, 2010 8:01 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec 302-S Project
Replies: 16
Views: 16665

Re: Antec 302-S Project

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I installed my fan controller and now its all nice and quiet. :)
by speedkar9
Wed Dec 29, 2010 8:17 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Please help me decide on a case and heatsinks.
Replies: 11
Views: 1354

Re: Please help me decide on a case and heatsinks.

I was able to under-volt my 140mm fan in my Antec 300 and run it @ 5v on medium. The molex connector's pins are easy to release with a paperclip. I soft mounted it (see sig) to ease the vibrations; its very quiet, and makes a big difference in CPU cooling. For the P183, I suppose you could drill two...
by speedkar9
Wed Dec 29, 2010 8:08 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet Fan Upgrade for Athlon 64
Replies: 12
Views: 1783

Re: Quiet Fan Upgrade for Athlon 64

Alternatively, you can usually mount a modern AM3 cooler on the AM2 or AM2+ processor because the mounting mechanism and physical dimensions of the CPU are unchanged. True if the OP is running an A64 Socket 754/939/AM2 as the title of the thread suggests. However if your using an Athlon XP (Socket ...
by speedkar9
Tue Dec 28, 2010 6:37 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Please comment on these specs for quiet system
Replies: 6
Views: 909

Re: Please comment on these specs for quiet system

CPU - Intel i5 960 + Corsair A50 fan Since when did they make an i5 960? If you meant the Socket 1366 i7 960, that won't work on the stated Asus P7P55D-E LX Socket 1156 motherboard. A Scythe Mugen 2 or Ninja might be a better choice for the cooler. Since your only looking at putting 2 hard drives i...
by speedkar9
Tue Dec 28, 2010 11:19 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec NSK3480 first case mod - some advice needed!
Replies: 2
Views: 716

Re: Antec NSK3480 first case mod - some advice needed!

Assuming you blocked off the side vent, you don't need 2x120mm fans in the front. One 120mm front intake, and one 120mm exhaust at the rear will suffice with your components. Consider a filtered fan on the case bottom to cool the graphics card. Soft mounting the fans will insure vibrations will not ...
by speedkar9
Tue Dec 28, 2010 11:04 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Good quality case for performance computer.
Replies: 4
Views: 804

Re: Good quality case for performance computer.

Antec Solo or P183
by speedkar9
Sat Dec 25, 2010 9:11 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec One Hundred?
Replies: 3
Views: 1235

Antec One Hundred?

http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku= ... omoid=1253

http://www.tcmagazine.com/tcm/news/hard ... -pre-order

Looks a bit better than the stock 300 IMO, especially with a black interior.
by speedkar9
Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:37 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Lounge HTPC build advice spec needed please
Replies: 16
Views: 2665

Re: Lounge HTPC build advice spec needed please

7) Currently have standard Def TV, but would like to keep the option for HD
The onboard graphics doesn't have S-video or RCA outputs for your SDTV.
by speedkar9
Sat Nov 13, 2010 7:59 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Is 9cm front fan effective on Antec Solo[?]
Replies: 10
Views: 1949

Re: Is 9cm front fan effective on Antec Solo[?]

You can try suspending the fan in the rear hard drive elastics like I did.

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by speedkar9
Fri Nov 05, 2010 6:06 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Been a long time since I upgraded
Replies: 13
Views: 1555

Re: Been a long time since I upgraded

Generally I'd stick with more reputable Gigabyte or Asus boards and 3 year warranty. I've had bad experiences with MSI in the past. For the CAD and photoshop, you'd notice a huge improvement in processing time if you had a chip with more L3 Cache. A 440 X3 with 3x512kb L2 cache is similar in price t...