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by ciz28
Sun Apr 06, 2008 5:28 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Front to Back Airflow in an Antec Fusion
Replies: 9
Views: 4159

60C+ on that CPU is the only thing that worries me, especially with only a single instance of Prime running. I can imagine a large HD video stream could put more load on the system than the single Prime test (especially with multi-threaded decoders coming out now). Does the system run 24/7, or only...
by ciz28
Sun Apr 06, 2008 4:04 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Front to Back Airflow in an Antec Fusion
Replies: 9
Views: 4159

If you're willing to do so, I'd recommend taking a dremel (or any other rotary tool) to the rear grille behind your CPU duct. MikeC has an article somewhere around here outlining the effects of various grilles, and shows that with a simple wire grill still cuts down airflow by about 15% (IIRC). You...
by ciz28
Sun Apr 06, 2008 1:16 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Front to Back Airflow in an Antec Fusion
Replies: 9
Views: 4159

This is good. I have the same problem you do, my TV stand is too narrow, and I don't get good ventilation through the sides. I have about 8mm or so on either side of the case. At the moment I am running both side fans into the case instead of out, and I have strapped an 80mm exhaust onto the back v...
by ciz28
Sat Apr 05, 2008 9:12 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Front to Back Airflow in an Antec Fusion
Replies: 9
Views: 4159

Interesting idea and it looks good too. Do you have any "before" stats to see of you are getting a benefit from the duct? Have you thought about ducting the Minja intake to one of the 80mm ports on the side of the case? I would try the one towards the read and leave the other one open to the case f...
by ciz28
Sat Apr 05, 2008 8:29 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Front to Back Airflow in an Antec Fusion
Replies: 9
Views: 4159

Front to Back Airflow in an Antec Fusion

Given the constraints of the TV stand housing my HTPC, I had to figure out a way to create effective front to back airflow in my Antec Fusion. I created some ducts for my SilenX 80mm fans to exhaust air out the rear 70mm opening and the unused PCI slots. The ducts are made out of corrugated cardboar...
by ciz28
Tue Mar 25, 2008 4:01 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Fusion Black (finally...)
Replies: 42
Views: 61116

nitram_tpr wrote:The LCD looks really good, the Fusion case is a beauty of a case and looks great under the Sony LCD it's hooked upto.
I concur...

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by ciz28
Sun Jul 01, 2007 6:34 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: My NSK 2400 is running a little warm, looking for ideas
Replies: 10
Views: 3723

Re: Fans blowing in work ok with stock cooler and mineba fan

CPU 38 System 31 ... Blowing air in appears to have done the trick for the cpu and sytem temps and cooling, but the video card and back of the case is still pretty toasty. Your temperatures look really good now. What would you say made a greater difference, reversing the side fans or cleaning up th...
by ciz28
Sat Jun 30, 2007 5:42 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: My NSK 2400 is running a little warm, looking for ideas
Replies: 10
Views: 3723

I had to bend several of the top fins down to get it to fit in the case. Ultimately I wasn't terribly happy with it, so it ended up being kind of a waste :(
by ciz28
Sat Jun 30, 2007 11:08 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: My NSK 2400 is running a little warm, looking for ideas
Replies: 10
Views: 3723

You can check out the link in my signature if you want to see how I did the cabling in my case. I routed the 24 pin cable under the optical drives, through the HDD chamber, then finally into the main chamber to the motherboard. I routed the 4 pin cable straight into the main chamber under the mother...
by ciz28
Fri Jun 29, 2007 9:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows XP vs. Vista
Replies: 72
Views: 23864

Thomas wrote:From what I've heard... Vista = at least 2 gig RAM...
Several of my PCs at work run Vista just fine on 1GB of RAM. I don't notice any difference between those machines and my others that have 2GB.
by ciz28
Fri Jun 29, 2007 9:17 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: My NSK 2400 is running a little warm, looking for ideas
Replies: 10
Views: 3723

How does the inside of the case look? Are there clean paths for air to flow around? Maybe you could post some pictures. You might consider switching the side case fans to be intakes instead of exhausts and see what happens to your temps.
by ciz28
Sat Jun 02, 2007 3:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Clutchless Shifting/ Shifting Techniques
Replies: 14
Views: 5569

I know it's not exactly comparable, but clutchless upshifting is really easy on my GSX-R600 motorcycle with a slipper clutch. I don't know the mechanics behind it, but I'd be all ears if someone wanted to explain the details for me :D
by ciz28
Mon Apr 30, 2007 3:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Recommendation for, um, silent WinXP RAR app
Replies: 7
Views: 3515

try rarzilla or 7-zip... personally, i have no problems with WinRAR's interface since the common functions are integrated into the right-click menu. so i never really have to deal with the actual program GUI. I second the recommendation to use 7-Zip. It has the same shell integration as WinRAR does...
by ciz28
Fri Apr 20, 2007 10:03 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Cbutter's NSK2400 HTPC System Build Log.
Replies: 18
Views: 10556

Nice work getting everything up and running smoothly. It seems that you have your hardware situation under control, but as far as software goes, I would highly recommend Vista Media Center if possible. I mainly use my HTPC to watch movies and recorded television shows and to listen to music. Vista M...
by ciz28
Fri Apr 13, 2007 2:33 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Cbutter's NSK2400 HTPC System Build Log.
Replies: 18
Views: 10556

I just took a look at your post. Wow, I wasn't aware of the logistics of the SI-128 before. It looks even bigger than the XP-120! Almost makes me wish I would have gone that route. Does your heatsink have room for a fan on it? well, room for a fan without being right up against the top of the case?...
by ciz28
Fri Apr 13, 2007 12:21 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Cbutter's NSK2400 HTPC System Build Log.
Replies: 18
Views: 10556

Now looking at my system at this point.... I was thinking I could probably run the XP-120 passively, but after seeing the cooler firsthand, its not nearly as big and heavy as I imagined, and looking at the fin design, it seems like passive cooling may be impossible, with this case, as it seems not ...
by ciz28
Thu Feb 22, 2007 3:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Office 2007 is Retarded
Replies: 12
Views: 4360

To each, his own, I suppose. Personally, I'm starting to get fairly used to Office 2007 at work and at home. I have no first hand experience with actually purchasing it through retail chains, though, since it is provided to me through work :( Regarding the new file format, I know at least Word, Exce...
by ciz28
Thu Jan 18, 2007 9:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: webcams for windows vista!
Replies: 4
Views: 2390

From what I understand, Microsoft's new webcams integrate really well with Vista: http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/digit ... id=lifecam

Of course, I'd do some research on them if I were you, I might be a bit biased/brainwashed :lol:
by ciz28
Thu Jan 18, 2007 9:09 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: NSK2400 Build Complete
Replies: 39
Views: 27463

I am working on a similar build. However, I am thinking seriously about water-cooling like Zalman Reserator-2 or something similar. In this way I can leave the cabinet with it's back on. All I have to do is snake out the water-lines and almost all of my heat-dissipation can happen outside the cabin...
by ciz28
Thu Jan 18, 2007 9:04 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: NSK2400 Build Complete
Replies: 39
Views: 27463

Re: NSK2400 Build Complete

I can't tell from the pics: does the SI-128 over hang the PCI-Express slot at all? I.e., if you wanted more power than the onboard video, could you fit a PCI-Express video card in there? Thanks! Matt The fifth picture down gives a pretty good shot of what you need. There's plenty of clearance, assu...
by ciz28
Mon Dec 18, 2006 7:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1599259

Re: Nothing...

Nothing...I live in the Puget Sound region and we've been without power since Thursday. Ouch, you should move downtown and then you wouldn't have even lost power :lol: Right now I'm listening to Trans-Siberian Orchestra - Beethoven's Last Night. I'm still not sure if I really like it, but I'm givin...
by ciz28
Wed Dec 13, 2006 7:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: fun with conductor cables
Replies: 17
Views: 6633

oh if only life was that easy... but nay, it isn't. cos my conductor cables dont show any wires. they're covered in this black plastic coating... i could differentiate the normal looking grey cables from each other but no, not these. i'm pretty sure the cable is in there the wrong way though. but i...
by ciz28
Wed Dec 13, 2006 5:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: fun with conductor cables
Replies: 17
Views: 6633

If you can get two of them to compare to each other, the difference between the 40-conductor and 80-conductor cables is pretty obvious. As a reference, a 40 conductor cable looks to have about the same wire density as a floppy cable, whereas an 80 conducter cable looks to be a lot more dense... but...
by ciz28
Wed Dec 13, 2006 3:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Best media to backup data?
Replies: 8
Views: 3797

If you're worried about a hard drive getting lost or stolen, you could look into something like this: http://www.rocstor.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=products.dsprocbit2u I wish I had an AES version, but to be honest, even though my version with 40-bit DES is crackable, I seriously doubt anyone would go...
by ciz28
Wed Dec 13, 2006 3:37 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: NSK2400 as a quiet desktop PC
Replies: 6
Views: 3849

Re: NSK2400 as a quiet desktop PC

The HDD is borrowed and it's too noisy (especially the seeks). I removed the feet (to lower the monitor) and the bottom silicone rubber grommets touches the desk and I can feel those seeks. And it's less performant than my "old" DiamondMax 10 with 16mb cache. I'm very dissapointed. Have you been wa...
by ciz28
Tue Dec 12, 2006 8:22 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: 10% overclocked quiet system, in P180
Replies: 5
Views: 4296

Re: 10% overclocked quiet system, in P180

VGA - Idle 40C, Load 61C (GRAW @MAX 1440x900 2hours) Sorry for the OT comment, but might I ask what output device you are using for this system? I have only seen that resolution on laptops, but would be very interested in getting the same 1440x900 resolution I have on my laptop from a desktop system.
by ciz28
Tue Dec 12, 2006 1:55 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: NSK2400 Build Complete
Replies: 39
Views: 27463

Looks great, I'm contemplating something very similar. In fact, I already have the same Ikea TV cabinet. I was thinking I'd have to do something for ventilation involving ducts and/or a fan on the cabinet itself. Looks to me like you just left the rear panel off it. Doesn't that panel provide most ...
by ciz28
Tue Dec 12, 2006 11:02 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: NSK2400 Build Complete
Replies: 39
Views: 27463

ciz28- Your CPU is a little cooler running than mine. I finished my build last night and have been setting up RMClock this morning. At 1.10v (the lowest I can go without lockups at 2,200MHz) and running Prime95 for max heat, I hover between 39c and 40c. Still not bad at all for semi-passive cooling...
by ciz28
Sun Dec 10, 2006 2:06 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CNPS 9500 vs. SI-128
Replies: 14
Views: 4402

So what do you think would be better, the passively cooled SI-128 or the XP-120 with a good silent fan? Are there any "tower" heatsinks that would fit the nsk2400? I would bet any decent heatsink with a fan would cool better than a semi-passive heatsink. Adding a fan isn't exactly an apples-to-appl...
by ciz28
Sun Dec 10, 2006 1:23 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: First Quiet PC - Your thoughts please
Replies: 7
Views: 3046

Re: First Quiet PC - Your thoughts please

GPU My Old Radeon 9800. It is probably fairly loud but i can't hear it over the rest of my old system so I don't know. I think I looked into getting a different cooler for it, but I think I gave up since it didn't have the needed holes or something. I used to have this on my Radeon 9500: http://www...