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by mikellpp
Sun Oct 17, 2010 3:54 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silent Home Server Build Guide
Replies: 137
Views: 49748

Re: Silent Home Server Build Guide

Where are the photos?

Any review needs lots of photos. You have stock shots of individual components and no photos of the assembled system.

Did anybody bother to take them? Not much help without photos.
by mikellpp
Wed Jul 07, 2010 12:29 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: picoPSU-160-XT sufficient for i5-750 MiniITX system?
Replies: 12
Views: 9432

I am running: i5-750 Ga-H55N itx EVGA Nvidia 9500GT 4 gb RAM 2- OCZ 30gb SSD 1 CPU fan I don't have a pico but i tried with 3 80 Plus PSU: Corsair 400/Antec 380/HEC 350 I Used a Kill-a-watt power meter & got the same results with all 3 PSU: idle 55-60 watts full load 110-120 At these low loads the P...
by mikellpp
Tue Dec 18, 2007 3:04 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus Triton 75 CPU Cooler
Replies: 16
Views: 8709

I don't think comparing _todays_ test results for the Triton to _whenever_ days test results for the other coolers is really trustworthy. I think you should only compare heatsinks that are tested at the same time (eg same day), otherwise there are too many variables in the test equipment, test setup...
by mikellpp
Sat Dec 01, 2007 10:06 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: An honest-injun Yate Loon D14SL-12? Really?
Replies: 5
Views: 2423

Any comments from those who have this 140mm fan versus the yate-loon 120mm SL ? Does it push more air at the same noise level,etc??

Sometimes bigger is not better.
by mikellpp
Tue Sep 11, 2007 10:02 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Q6600 & Antec EW 380W PSU
Replies: 3
Views: 1699

I am running a Quad6600 G0 @ 3 GHz and the temps at idle/low loads are in the 50-55 C range (ambient 25 C). At full load the temps push the high 60's. This is in a full tower case, with a Thermalright Ultra120 and a Corsair 450 psu. If you want to run the Quad at 3 GHz and be stable i would recommen...
by mikellpp
Tue Aug 28, 2007 2:02 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Corsair 450w PSU for $60.89 at ClubIT.com
Replies: 0
Views: 1246

Corsair 450w PSU for $60.89 at ClubIT.com

The best deal i could find on this new model is $60.89 after $10 rebate plus shipping (offer good till 8/31). All 3 times i ordered from them they were a quick ship with no problems.
by mikellpp
Thu Jul 19, 2007 7:57 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: New 45W AM2 BE-2350 availability
Replies: 29
Views: 11606

What motherboard are you using?
by mikellpp
Wed May 02, 2007 3:18 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: hot northbridge on Gigabyte 965P DS3 - silent fan option?
Replies: 16
Views: 5697

On my DS3 i need to up the voltage to the nb by 0.2 v in order to o/c so i definitely needed the extra cooling. Right now i run a stable 3 GHz with a E6400 cpu with reasonably low temps (about 28C idle to 38C load) with a Big Typhoon cpu cooler.
by mikellpp
Tue May 01, 2007 9:40 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: hot northbridge on Gigabyte 965P DS3 - silent fan option?
Replies: 16
Views: 5697

I replaced the stock north bridge hs with this zalman nbf47 and use a quiet 80mm Panaflo to move air across it.
http://www.zalman.co.kr/usa/product/vie ... 0&code=014
by mikellpp
Mon Aug 21, 2006 2:24 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Shock horror! Thermaltake lies about its big fan!
Replies: 5
Views: 5926

Check out 'Dan'sData' for a review of a case with this fan: http://www.dansdata.com/bigfans.htm He talks about the real "size" of the fan and how effectively it cools: And, of course, the actually-22cm fans really do work. Along with a minimal contribution from the front-mounted PSU, the big fans wi...
by mikellpp
Fri May 05, 2006 10:43 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Twin Lian Li's,all SCSI. Priority-quiet,looks & wire mgm
Replies: 36
Views: 23160

Hey epiphane!
Its obvious you put a lot of work into your mods and into the text and photos. What camera did you use for those nice pix and what type of lighting?
by mikellpp
Thu Apr 20, 2006 2:06 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Basic Questions Concerning Water Cooling...
Replies: 9
Views: 4383

I have the blue Reserator 1 and it does not come with the 775 adaptor, but the black Reserator 1 Plus does. If you can keep your hard drives at the bottom of a standard case instead of the top they will be about 5C cooler. Also in my experience an 80mm fan at 5 volts blowing on 3 drives in one hard ...
by mikellpp
Tue Apr 18, 2006 3:37 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Basic Questions Concerning Water Cooling...
Replies: 9
Views: 4383

One of the advantages of water cooling is that most of the cpu heat is removed from the case. With a psu fan drawing some air thru the case you may be able to eliminate your case fans, but your hard drives should have some air circulating over them. A small fan at 5 volts blowing over the hard drive...
by mikellpp
Wed Apr 12, 2006 5:50 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: MSI K8N Neo4 Mobo Fan from Hell
Replies: 8
Views: 2421

On my Neo4 i just run that NB fan at 5 volts. Just remove the 2 leads and plug into 4-pin molex(red+black).
by mikellpp
Tue Mar 28, 2006 8:01 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet DIY OC'd Pentium D 830 System
Replies: 95
Views: 55181

Hey.. i think you should consider this article successful. It stirred up interest and debate. It had entertainment value.

The first three statements were 'rhetorical' in nature. The last sentence is qualified by "apparently many readers" wanted more than just entertainment in an SPCR article.
by mikellpp
Tue Mar 28, 2006 5:52 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet DIY OC'd Pentium D 830 System
Replies: 95
Views: 55181

The writer says... "My primary goal was performance..Making it quiet was more for entertainment." The editor says... "We should all applaud." The readers say... "Why do it the hard way" That is not to say that you can't learn from doing things the "hard way". But... if you have been reading the SPCR...
by mikellpp
Tue Mar 28, 2006 11:38 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet DIY OC'd Pentium D 830 System
Replies: 95
Views: 55181

You wrote: "Choosing an Intel dual-core makes perfect sense as they are better in video transcoding than AMD's thanks to longer pipelines. Their dual-core have a not so bad performance/price ratio compared to AMD's dual-core when you take that into account. Obviously that's without taking into accou...
by mikellpp
Sun Mar 26, 2006 6:50 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet DIY OC'd Pentium D 830 System
Replies: 95
Views: 55181

This project brings to mind the ..."Rube Goldberg machines" — devices that are exceedingly complex and perform very simple tasks in a very indirect and convoluted way. As someone already posted above, some basic research into these components would lead most people to a simpler solution using a cool...
by mikellpp
Fri Mar 24, 2006 5:30 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Intel 930 vs. AMD 3800?
Replies: 33
Views: 9247

With proper cooling, a decent psu and good memory you won't have any instability issues at stock speeds. If you o/c and stress the cpu at 100% load the chances increase for instability. But with dual core you will need threaded applications which utilize both cores simultaneously to approach 100% lo...
by mikellpp
Fri Mar 24, 2006 4:46 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Intel 930 vs. AMD 3800?
Replies: 33
Views: 9247

I currently run my AMD X2 3800 in a MSI Neo4 Ultra m/b and previously ran it in a DFI NF4 Ultra-d. In both m/b it was any easy o/c to 2.4 Ghz at default vcore. Power consumption and cpu temps are very low. compared to my older cpus. Check out these extensive power consumption graphs of AMD vs Intel ...
by mikellpp
Fri Mar 24, 2006 2:19 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Intel 930 vs. AMD 3800?
Replies: 33
Views: 9247

See this review of the 930 vs the AMD: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/display/pentium-d-920-930.html Here's the conclusion of the extensive review: "So, Intel fans will have to wait until September, when the new dual-core processors based on the absolutely new Core (Conroe) architecture will a...
by mikellpp
Mon Mar 13, 2006 6:35 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Zalman officially rejects Anti-freeze. :(
Replies: 24
Views: 11737

Well you can just pick your poison, as some have been happy with WW as an additive and i with HydrX. I added the Swiftec Hydrox to a new Reserator last July and it has been running 24/7 since. The pump runs just as quiet today as the first day and without dismantling it, but just looking in the tank...
by mikellpp
Sun Dec 18, 2005 5:12 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SCSI enclosure with good sound isolation
Replies: 2
Views: 1271

Since your primary concern is silence, the best solution is an external box for your SCSI drives connected by an external SCSI cable. I have my SCSI drive box with a 15K Fujitsu, connected to my pc by a 10 foot cable and it sits in an adjoining closet where the noise is completely silenced. I got th...
by mikellpp
Tue Nov 15, 2005 10:15 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Hey, its the best dual core chip for cheap !??
Replies: 13
Views: 3682

Your ram should be fine. If you raise the cpu fsb then you may have to adjust ram timings and/or dividers in the BIOS if you have ram set at 1:1 and tweaked.

If you have good PC3200 ram it will be OK.
by mikellpp
Tue Nov 15, 2005 5:46 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Hey, its the best dual core chip for cheap !??
Replies: 13
Views: 3682

I have an AMD64 3800 X2 which runs at 2400 Mhz at default voltage of 1.31v just by raising the FSB. The total system power draw measured with a kill-a-watt meter is 65 watts while surfing, etc. This is just a basic pc configuration without a high end video card. The Zalman Reserator keeps the CPU te...
by mikellpp
Thu Nov 10, 2005 9:35 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Hey, its the best dual core chip for cheap !??
Replies: 13
Views: 3682

For more user experiences with the 939 Opteron see the "Unofficial Opteron 939 Thread" These chips seem to be better o/c but also run hotter due to 1mb X 2 caches. http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread.php?t=26642&page=1&pp=15&highlight=opteron http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php...
by mikellpp
Sun Oct 30, 2005 3:28 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Recommended Heatsinks user update.
Replies: 4
Views: 2436

I think the Ninja, Zalman 9500 and Big Typhoon go right to the top of the list for cooling and quietness. Xbitlabs has a good review of these 3: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/5-cool.html I have replaced my xp-90 with a Big Typhoon and it is quieter and cooler. As always determinin...
by mikellpp
Sat Oct 29, 2005 8:46 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Life with watercooling is like prison. Go Air.
Replies: 40
Views: 18897

Yes that is normal for the Zalman silicon tubing. You have to get a less permeable tubing than silicone or change coolant type. I use HydrX cooling additive from Swiftech and the odor is barely noticable within a few inches. Check the hardness (Shore rating) of the tubing and compare it to silicone ...
by mikellpp
Thu Oct 27, 2005 7:47 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja/Typhoon/Zalman Coolers Compared
Replies: 8
Views: 3075

Those are pretty good temps. I took the heat spreader off my cpu so the heatsink makes direct contact with the core. This seems to give another 2-4 C lower temps. I had a xp-90 before the Typhoon. I like the direct mounting method of the Typhoon as opposed to the retention mechanism of the xp-90. Yo...
by mikellpp
Wed Oct 26, 2005 10:47 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja/Typhoon/Zalman Coolers Compared
Replies: 8
Views: 3075

Right now just surfing the net with very light load on cpu:

room temp 21C
cpu temp 28C
fan rpm 892

This is on a Athlon64 @ 1800MHz. The stock fan is a yate-loon.