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by mikeki
Tue Apr 29, 2008 9:15 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need Advice: Antec NSK3480 Build
Replies: 13
Views: 3614

It's slightly bigger cousin, the NSK 4480 is 16.5" tall.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6811129031

I have a machine with the even larger NSK6500 which is 18.5" tall.
by mikeki
Mon Apr 28, 2008 8:45 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need Advice: Antec NSK3480 Build
Replies: 13
Views: 3614

I'm looking at an NSK3480 build also, but my constraints are a little different than yours. First a couple of comments on your build: 1. I don't understand the 80gb drive. A third drive adds noise and for only 80gb? Can you partition one of the bigger drives? Maybe you have a specific use for the dr...
by mikeki
Thu Sep 21, 2006 9:50 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: NSK2400 Height/Alternative feet
Replies: 9
Views: 4049

Very nice setup.

How do you manage your cables in the back? Cables are the bane of my existence...
by mikeki
Thu Sep 08, 2005 9:23 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Case Advice - Quiet Media Center Style
Replies: 9
Views: 2616

The subject line was exactly what I was looking for. How did this turn into an optical drive discussion? Any recommendations for a HTPC case using a reasonable number of drives (one :) )?
by mikeki
Fri Jul 08, 2005 11:33 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: new AX8 mobo not able to boot up
Replies: 6
Views: 3078

I was helping my dad build a system based on an AX8. We have the exact same problem with TWO of these motherboards. I'm currently thinking there is a compatibility problem between the MB and the RAM (1 1GB stick of Corsair Value memory). I'm beginning to think that these motherboards are very picky ...
by mikeki
Thu Feb 17, 2005 11:14 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: What PC Monitor do you use?
Replies: 10
Views: 2592

What PC Monitor do you use?

I'm trying to find a good monitoring program that will work on various computers (I have a few too many around the house). Ideally it would allow remote monitoring also (monitor temps, fan speeds of all computers from one location).

What is everyone using out there?
by mikeki
Mon Feb 14, 2005 7:02 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Installing XP-120...
Replies: 9
Views: 2498

That pretty much looks unanimous. Out the board comes.

Thanks.
by mikeki
Mon Feb 14, 2005 3:38 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Installing XP-120...
Replies: 9
Views: 2498

Installing XP-120...

I'm getting ready to install an XP-120 inside a Antec SLK3000, and I'm looking for pointers. I'm not an expert at installing any heat sink, and this thing is enormous. What order is easiest to install this bad boy? 1. Last - Just clip it on after everything is put together? or 2. Mount on motherboar...
by mikeki
Mon Feb 14, 2005 12:13 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: SLK3000B/Enermax Noisetaker320
Replies: 4
Views: 1912

He's giving spcr complinents for helping him and sharing his thoughts on the Antec 3000 and Enermax Noisetaker combination which he has built. Finally asks for feedback on that case / psu combination. congrats on the new rig Cap. It looks awesome to me. Just putting together my first 3000 tonight. I...
by mikeki
Fri Feb 11, 2005 6:57 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Sonata + P4P800 Deluxe + XP-120 - Will it fit?
Replies: 7
Views: 2058

Great more confirmation that it can be done. Thanks.
BlueCan wrote:You just have to be clever in how you fit the clip that's against the PSU.
The gauntlet has been thrown down! Stay tuned to find out if I can figure it out!

- Mike
by mikeki
Thu Feb 10, 2005 10:17 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Zip-Tie Fan Mount Method....DIY
Replies: 39
Views: 65017

I just wanted to thank you guys for posting this thread. I just used the ziptie method to attach a 120mm fan to my sonata (the original had gone bad) and it's super easy. Bought 2 ft of rubber vacuum hose at Shucks for $2. That's enough to mount 100 fans I think. Grabbed the zip ties and a razor bla...
by mikeki
Thu Feb 10, 2005 9:29 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Sonata + P4P800 Deluxe + XP-120 - Will it fit?
Replies: 7
Views: 2058

I haven't done any real modding, but if your duct is secured to other locations, maybe you don't need to attach the fan to the heatsink, just make sure it's attached to the duct and have the duct cover the heatsink. This might solve your problem. Then again, you don't want a duct flopping around you...
by mikeki
Thu Feb 10, 2005 4:29 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Sonata + P4P800 Deluxe + XP-120 - Will it fit?
Replies: 7
Views: 2058

Thanks Tibors. Nothing like knowing for sure before ordering. My CPU fan is super annoying and I have a few extra orange 120mm fans.

What type of ghetto contruction did you use and do you have a picture to post? :)
by mikeki
Thu Feb 10, 2005 10:24 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Sonata + P4P800 Deluxe + XP-120 - Will it fit?
Replies: 7
Views: 2058

Sonata + P4P800 Deluxe + XP-120 - Will it fit?

I have a Sonata case and an ASUS P4P800 Deluxe motherboard. I would like to get an XP-120 cooler. The P4P800 is on the compatibility list, however I'm worried about overhang interfering with the PSU. There is only about 1cm between the edge of the board and the PSU. Does anyone have this combination?
by mikeki
Mon Feb 07, 2005 3:16 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: This fan looks like a NEXUS 120mm (FOR $8 + shipping)
Replies: 327
Views: 147764

I have 10 on order from Tekgems also. They sent me an e-mail to confirm my order and sent me a letter in regular mail. Try getting ANY other online retailer to do that!

Edit: Fans got delivered today. 6 days after I ordered them.
by mikeki
Sun Feb 06, 2005 12:26 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung: 2MB vs 8MB cache; the SP0411N; Nidec and JVC seeks
Replies: 18
Views: 5146

Bigger cache = less seeks?
by mikeki
Fri Feb 04, 2005 12:25 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Nforce4 plans - need clearance info & your thoughts.
Replies: 57
Views: 19479

The Gigabyte K8NU-SLI has a passive cooler on it that doesn't interfere with graphics cards. This board appears identical to the K8NUXP-SLI except no wifi slot and some special power feature. It's also only $169. The CPU is the same orientation as the MSI, so it will probably suffer from the memory ...
by mikeki
Thu Feb 03, 2005 8:59 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: GIGABYTE K8NU-SLI nForce4 SLI - passive chipset cooling
Replies: 0
Views: 1052

GIGABYTE K8NU-SLI nForce4 SLI - passive chipset cooling

The Gigabyte K8NU-SLI appeared at NewEgg in the last few days. It's a passively cooled nForce4 board, so there are no issues of blocked slots. Does anyone know of any reviews of this board or how it compares to the other boards? It's actually the least expensive nForce4 SLI board they carry. P.S. Th...
by mikeki
Thu Feb 03, 2005 8:40 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: nForce4 chipset fan on the new Asus A8N - too loud?
Replies: 18
Views: 6893

Is there another NF4 SLI board where it's possible to put in passive cooling? The GIGABYTE "GA-K8NXP-SLI" and MSI "K8N Neo4 Platinum SLI" have the chipset fan under one of the video cards. At least on the ASUS MB chipset is between the cards. The GIGABYTE "GA-K8NU-SLI" is available at Newegg (wasn't...
by mikeki
Wed Feb 02, 2005 10:53 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Nforce4 plans - need clearance info & your thoughts.
Replies: 57
Views: 19479

I'm interested in this discussion also. I have an almost identical rig spec'ed out, except using an SLK3000 case and enermax 470 PSU. Picking the MB is proving challenging because of the NB heatsink and the cpu cooler. I don't see a clear recommendation about something that works, which is a bit of ...
by mikeki
Wed Feb 02, 2005 10:43 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: High Performance + very quiet, can it be done?
Replies: 35
Views: 13617

New to this forum, so maybe shouldn't be giving advice, but... Besides all the great system silencing recommendations, you may also want to buy some keyboard, mouse, and monitor extension cables. If you need access to a dvd, then get a long USB cable and an external DVD. Then move the system out fro...
by mikeki
Fri Aug 22, 2003 2:12 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Here is how I got my hard drive temps down 8c!
Replies: 6
Views: 2419

Are the copper wires warm at all? You would think if significant heat was being dissapated, they would be warm.

- Mike
by mikeki
Fri Aug 22, 2003 1:39 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: NEC DVD +/- RW 4x DVD Recordable Drive ND-1300A
Replies: 10
Views: 3239

NEC DVD +/- RW 4x DVD Recordable Drive ND-1300A

I'm in the process of selecting components for a relatively quiet PC and this forum is awesome. First a huge thanks to everyone who contributes! One component I haven't found a lot of information on is a DVD Writer. The model that has been recommended on other forum is the NEC ND 1300A. Does anyone ...