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by Rucker
Sat May 27, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Free to Northern Colorado Member
Replies: 0
Views: 7992

Free to Northern Colorado Member

Original Antec Solo case with two 92mm Nexus fans, Scythe 120mm rear fan, Scythe fan controller, Nexus Value 430 power supply and MSI 5770 quiet GPU. Case is fully lined with studio limp mass vinyl, so it's way too heavy to ship. In Fort Collins.
by Rucker
Mon May 17, 2010 3:46 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: I work with audio, so I need a silent PC now
Replies: 18
Views: 2709

Mental! Can you keep cool an i7 920 with that fanless monster? I think you can't. e6750 has a much lower TDP than a i7 920. I just tested my i860 in a Solo with Megahalems with Slipstream case exhaust only, at 600 rpm. Idle was low 30s C. In Prime95, temps got to upper 80s C. I turned on the CPU fa...
by Rucker
Mon May 10, 2010 8:34 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: megahalem in SOLO?
Replies: 5
Views: 1432

I have the Megahalems in a Solo on an EVGA P55 motherboard. No problems at all.
by Rucker
Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:31 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: DAW system that needs upgrade help
Replies: 38
Views: 3938

I have a simlar system built for the same purposes: Antec Solo, modded a bit more for silence i860, stock speeds Megahalems EVGA P55 Mobo Nexus Value 430W PSU HIS HD 4670 Passive Slipstream 1200 rpm fans on cooler and exhaust, Nexus 92mm fans for intake, all on a controller I just ran a quick P95 te...
by Rucker
Tue Mar 30, 2010 2:28 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My new quiet i7 860 DAW
Replies: 18
Views: 6951

Very similar to my i860 DAW, including the cut-outs on the Solo, except I'm running the Nexus Value PSU. Like you, I don't run the fans unless I need the CPU power, but unlike you, my room ambients vary between 14C and 18C all year round. ;).
by Rucker
Wed Mar 10, 2010 10:17 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Dilemma for new system , SOLO VS ANTEC P183
Replies: 2
Views: 936

Re: Dilemma for new system , SOLO VS ANTEC P183

Still havent decided what case ill be using either the solo or antec P183, Hardware: I5 750, 8gb, noctua NH12se2, gigabyte P55UD5, ati 5770 etc, seasonic x-650,SSD & samsung 1TB for data. Fans will be using all nexus at 5v & 7v. Im just thinking if the solo without front fans would have good enough...
by Rucker
Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:27 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Megahalems Mega-poor tolerances.
Replies: 5
Views: 1363

My first one had the same problem; the second one did not.
by Rucker
Thu Feb 25, 2010 8:32 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Project: cool the 5850 by a S1 R2
Replies: 25
Views: 8587

zyrobs thanks for the excellent post! I have recently become owner of a 5850 saphhire, however I will test it for a week or two before changing cooler just to see it has no defects in warranty purposes. I'm looking forward to your tests. My english isn't the best but if Nova had 100c on VRM with th...
by Rucker
Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:50 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Project: cool the 5850 by a S1 R2
Replies: 25
Views: 8587

zyrobs wrote: But, as it was pointed out in this thread, perhaps I could use the base of the stock cooler to cool down the VRMs more.
Thanks for the update. I'm very interested to see the results of the above set-up.
by Rucker
Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:39 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New cool 'n silent rig, in need of further advice
Replies: 27
Views: 5039

Prolima on an open stand i7 920 4Ghz @ 1.36v, prime95, 22 C ambient 2x800rpm : 80 C 2x1200rpm : 75 C 2x1600rpm : 72.5 C These results seem to suggest that running fans above 1200rpm is pointless, you'll just be generating more noise. I did a similar test with my i920/Megahalems setup at 3.3GHz and ...
by Rucker
Fri Feb 19, 2010 7:07 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need Quiet Advice for i5 gaming rig
Replies: 15
Views: 2583

Re: Need Quiet Advice for i5 gaming rig

1. What fans would you recommend on the Megahalem? 2. How do I actually hook up 2 fans push/pull? -noob question I know but I'm wondering about do I just simply use a splitter and connect to MOBO? or do I connect one to MOBO and other molex etc? 3. What case fans would you recommend and what placem...
by Rucker
Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:45 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Prolimatech MK-13 - best current lo-noise hi-end VGA cooler?
Replies: 25
Views: 10422

I have the 5850, S1 rev2, and VRM-4 in hand and will try a passive solution over the weekend. Do you guys think that the S1 alone is good enough to cool the GPU passively? (assuming that there are no problems with the VRM) Passively, as in no fan nearby blowing directly at the heatsink. mkygod, do ...
by Rucker
Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:04 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Which PSU for my Antec Solo Quad Core?
Replies: 7
Views: 1870

I'm considering the Corsair TX650W since it's on the Recommended list AND it's $80. The only criticism of it I can find is that it apparently has many very-long cables and is non-modular ( see image here , near bottom of page). Is the cable-management in the Antec Solo gonna provide enough room to ...
by Rucker
Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:44 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Prolimatech Megahalem is it fitted ok help and hs paste Q
Replies: 10
Views: 2858

ok the above post was the temp in the bios, so i ran prime 95 for 30 min and had core temp 0.99.5 running to and results are: ..........idle low................load High core 1 28c.....................42c core 2 25c.....................39c core 3 29c.....................41c core 4 24c.................
by Rucker
Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:11 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Will an Antec SOLO provide enough cooling?
Replies: 13
Views: 2765

adamlevy wrote:Nope - always been in Austin. Adam Levy is a really common name, though -- I'm sure there are many in NY :)
Adam Levy is the guitarist for Norah Jones, and they've recorded in Austin.
by Rucker
Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:43 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Solo vs Antec P183 for DAW - help please
Replies: 31
Views: 8553

Rucker: thanks for that info - good to know your temps especially. Where did you get the limp mass vinyl you used to damp your panels? Is it available in small quantities? And what's your opinion of the Scythe Kaze Master Ace - is it easy to use? Cheers! I got mine from a buddy who had leftovers af...
by Rucker
Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:37 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Solo vs Antec P183 for DAW - help please
Replies: 31
Views: 8553

Concerning the i860, do other uses think its worth the extra 1/3 price increase when you could just do a mild overclock to match it? Like is it bad with heat etc to do this? Everything else seems identical with these processors. I would be curious to know. I went with the i860 over the i750 (bought...
by Rucker
Fri Feb 12, 2010 8:36 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Will an Antec SOLO provide enough cooling?
Replies: 13
Views: 2765

I'm running an i860 in a Solo with a passive 4670. My idle temps with just a CPU 120mm and an exhause 120mm at 700rpm are under 30C. You'll be fine.

And I though you lived in NY?
by Rucker
Thu Feb 11, 2010 1:23 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Solo vs Antec P183 for DAW - help please
Replies: 31
Views: 8553

I'm using a Solo for my DAW, with many similar parts as you: OS: Windows 7 64 Ultimate CPU: Intel i860 CPU Cooler: Megahalems RAM: g.skill DDR3 2 x 2GB 1600 MOBO: EVGA P55 LE GPU: HIS iSilence 4670 PSU: Nexus Value 430 Case: Antec Solo (modded for silence) Sound Card: m-audio Delta 1010LT Monitor: H...
by Rucker
Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:25 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: PC is inaudible, ambient is NOT
Replies: 18
Views: 3565

My work laptop is the noisiest thing in my room, and the Mediasmart server is next. I can turn both off, though, for recording. At night, the loudest noise source are the three cats running/jumping around on the hardwood floor right above me. I have to lock them in an upstairs bedroom for silence ;)
by Rucker
Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:51 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Corporate Greed Will Now Run the US
Replies: 39
Views: 5189

Plissken wrote: A corporation is an association of individuals,
A corporation is an association of shareholders, and that's who the corporation speaks for/acts in the interest of, not the employees.
by Rucker
Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:51 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Solo airflow
Replies: 31
Views: 8026

jtcb wrote:So Megahalems fits in the Solo no problem? Good. Do you block off front intake so dust can't get in?
Nope. I'm not that concerned about dust. I just clean it out every now and then.
by Rucker
Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:34 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Solo airflow
Replies: 31
Views: 8026

I think I will get the Nexus Value 430W as reviewed here as the quietest PSU. The problem is the fan is under the unit. Would that cause any problem in terms of positive airflow? Does the Solo has opening at the crossbar right under where the PSU sits? Any suggestions if these parts should be repla...
by Rucker
Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:03 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: i7 860 Build Advice
Replies: 12
Views: 3115

-If I do go with the Prolimatech cooler, how many fans are generally recommended for this? How straightforward is it to attach them? You only need one. Too right, or none, even. I can cool my Solo/i860/Megahalems setup with just one exhaust fan. With the exhaust and a single Slipstream on the HS at...
by Rucker
Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:56 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Post your power consumption
Replies: 109
Views: 62287

HammerSandwich wrote:
Okay, but the 4670 showed varying results between the official review & the SPCR community at large. Considering that we're looking at an overclocked system, I'd still like to hear from Rucker.
BTW, idle power was non-OC.
by Rucker
Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:54 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Post your power consumption
Replies: 109
Views: 62287

With 3.4GHz OC, OCCT, 312 Watts With 2.8GHz, OCCT, 182 Watts Idlea 2.8GHz, 86 Watts. I wonder if the 4670 alone is why this system idles 20W higher than the one I posted. Have you disabled some of the power-saving features? I haven't that I know of, but I need to check what features are turned on o...
by Rucker
Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:55 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Post your power consumption
Replies: 109
Views: 62287

i7 i860, 4 GB DDR3 1600 RAM, HIS 4670 GPU, Nexus Value PSU, OCA SSD, 2 2.5" HDD.

Killawatt measurements

With 3.4GHz OC, OCCT, 312 Watts
With 2.8GHz, OCCT, 182 Watts
Idlea 2.8GHz, 86 Watts.
by Rucker
Tue Jan 05, 2010 10:56 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: HP Wireless Elite Desktop Keyboard and Mouse
Replies: 3
Views: 10557

Gosh, I'm sorry you don't like the keyboard. I'm using one at work and it's working out just fine, although I do prefer low profile keys to scissor keys. I'm not using the mouse, as my angled keyboard tray just lets it slide to the floor. HP is currently bundling a slightly different version with th...
by Rucker
Tue Jan 05, 2010 2:30 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet build for Photoshop/3D same as for gaming?
Replies: 10
Views: 1633

I just rebuilt my DAW to allow better video work and found that with the Nexus Value 430 I ran up against a 12V rail limitation. The 9600GT and 9800GT require 24A on the 12V rail, exceeding the 20A provided by the Nexus. May or may not be a real issue, but I went with the HIS 4670 as I already had t...
by Rucker
Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:00 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Solo build with Noctua heatsink
Replies: 12
Views: 3096

Personally I like using two undervolted 92mm fans in the front of the Solo. I'm curious, your experience may be interesting. Which fans? With or without front-filter? Last but not least, which hard drive? :P I've got a Solo with a Scythe Slipstream 1200rpm exhaust, one on the Megahalems HS, two 92m...