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by slashdotcomma
Sat Sep 02, 2006 6:36 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: what are all these screws for?
Replies: 6
Views: 2838

1. you are correct 2. yup 3. I've used these as motherboard standoff screws (I'm not sure if I'm right though) 4. hmmm... I'm using them for PCI covers... 5. yup I don't remember having so little number of screws in my 3000b, I definitely had more of the little hexagonal screws and the round button ...
by slashdotcomma
Sat Sep 02, 2006 6:27 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help! Computer won't start!
Replies: 7
Views: 2534

Hmmm, just to double check: is the 12V line (a square 4 pin plug) plugged into your motherboard and secure? is a CD/DVD drive or bootup-able storage plugged in? is a fan plugged into the CPU fan slot? Do you have another spare PSU? The components you've chosen won't take much power, so a low 300W PS...
by slashdotcomma
Tue Aug 22, 2006 7:56 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: A quiet and powerful PC?
Replies: 20
Views: 4692

Everything looks pretty good, though the 1900xtx is going to be REALLY hot (and really loud with load). I would suggest Nexus fans or lower speed Yate Loons instead of SilenX fans. The seagate's are pretty fast, but it seems that if you wanted it quieter either the new WD's or Samsung drives should ...
by slashdotcomma
Wed Aug 16, 2006 7:32 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Laptop suggestion
Replies: 3
Views: 4144

The Latitude D620 is ok. They've done a horrible job with the fan controller. I think it's tied mostly to the CPU percent utilization until it's too hot. When the laptop is used (and both cores are utilized at about 30-40%), the bottom side can get very,very hot. The fan and cooling system is subpar...
by slashdotcomma
Sun Jun 04, 2006 7:05 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Noob to Computer Building
Replies: 9
Views: 1872

cAPSLOCK hit it right on. Though I would look at a few other choices. Do you plan to overclock? At this point getting midrange ram with heatsinks are about the same as getting generic ram and buying ram heatsinks. That way you get better timings as well as warranty. People around here try to stay aw...
by slashdotcomma
Sat Mar 18, 2006 10:54 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Welcome new members
Replies: 561
Views: 451914

I think it's time to give some overdue welcomes.... Welcome Blind_Boy, yujurl, Chris_Chan, Colorado_Red, etrounce, waps, Gekkio, RayRogers, Diver, ST_SPCR, chirphappy, and G1Computers! Hopefully, with your contrabutions we can stave off Macrumors.com for a couple extra days! Edit: more people :D :D ...
by slashdotcomma
Sat Mar 11, 2006 3:59 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR back in top 20
Replies: 19
Views: 9581

What happened? We're dropping again! (not in rank, but in many other ways) Why aren't more people folding? Someone needs to buy this . Yeah, I wish I had that kind of money (if you're willing to donate the $ I'll build it :P). Edit (Forgot my main point): What happened to all the SPCR folders? We w...
by slashdotcomma
Sat Mar 11, 2006 1:21 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: mine is bigger then yours
Replies: 7
Views: 4663

20000000 steps p2107 here as well.
Unregistered, I think you're right, 3rd day of folding and about 15% left!
by slashdotcomma
Fri Mar 10, 2006 10:23 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR back in top 20
Replies: 19
Views: 9581

What happened? We're dropping again! (not in rank, but in many other ways) Why aren't more people folding?
by slashdotcomma
Fri Feb 10, 2006 11:00 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Jab-tech Fans
Replies: 16
Views: 5174

Thumbs up for Jab-tech from here too. I've bought 3 thermalrights, 3 silencers, and countless other things. I know it's not a lot, but as an out of state BACS (broke a** college student), it's a good chunk of my spending money (thank goodness the prices are good). Answers questions promptly too.
by slashdotcomma
Mon Feb 06, 2006 12:00 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Twin Lian Li's,all SCSI. Priority-quiet,looks & wire mgm
Replies: 36
Views: 23307

keep it up! :D
by slashdotcomma
Wed Jan 04, 2006 12:20 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: christmas project still not running
Replies: 12
Views: 2847

Kitts, disable the RAID that everyone is talking about. I had a similar problem on my p4c800e-deluxe as well as my asus a8n-sli deluxe. If you're not using RAID, disable RAID. Enable RAID if your floppy drive is working and f6 allows you to install the drivers, otherwise windows WILL hang during you...
by slashdotcomma
Wed Nov 23, 2005 10:49 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Dell Optiplex gx620 - small form factor OR ultra
Replies: 4
Views: 2852

sorry for the long wait, if you haven't decided on it yet, I've only seen the ones with the built in power supplies.
by slashdotcomma
Mon Nov 14, 2005 2:01 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: ASUS A8N-SLI Premium/Deluxe Complaints/Compliments
Replies: 27
Views: 21572

Got 2 Deluxe's when they were the only option. Annoyingly loud fan. Firewall doesn't work... BSOD's like no other.... almost about ready to give up on nVidia and go back to intel and ati.
by slashdotcomma
Tue Oct 25, 2005 10:01 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Dell Optiplex gx620 - small form factor OR ultra
Replies: 4
Views: 2852

I'll take another look the next time I go to a computer lab.

The pc is "quiet" when the case fans are on low. Due to the open grill in the front, the hard drive seeks drive me nuts, but otherwise the dells are "quiet" (just barely over ambient noise with AC/heater on).
by slashdotcomma
Thu Oct 20, 2005 5:45 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Dell Optiplex gx620 - small form factor OR ultra
Replies: 4
Views: 2852

the gx620 (don't know what's the diff with the sff versions, I'm assuming i'm next to a sff since it's almost bigger than a 19" lcd and about 6" thick) i'm sitting next to it while typing this, and it isn't quiet but it's not really loud either. If you want to compare it to the mini, though, it's a ...
by slashdotcomma
Thu Oct 20, 2005 5:39 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Zalman 7000 vs stock AMD cooler with cool n quiet?
Replies: 7
Views: 3126

Since no one has replied, I'll give it a try. The Zalman 7000AlCu is far better than the stock, but it's several years old. The newer zalmans (7700 and 9500s will do a lot better), the scythe ninja, or the thermalright xp-90(c)/xp-120. Read the reviews and search for the lowest price, since I'm assu...
by slashdotcomma
Sun Oct 09, 2005 9:20 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 1st Abit system Please review specs
Replies: 5
Views: 3163

80311 Monarch Furia Custom Desktop (PCI-E) 1 $59.00 $59.00 Case: 100998 - No PS - Antec Performance One P180 ATX Mi $129.00 $129.00 Good case Power Supply: 100143 - PS 485W - Enermax Noisetaker EG495AX $85.00 $85.00 relatively good power supply Case Fan: 100887 - 120mm - Antec 120mm SmartCool Case ...
by slashdotcomma
Thu Aug 11, 2005 9:42 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Which MOBO? ASUS A8V or A8N-E?
Replies: 8
Views: 3995

Sooty, I've got the A8N-SLI deluxe (and know two other people who have it as well) and the hardware firewall has done nothing besides give me (and them) headaches. (It also makes it a pain in the butt to dual boot).
by slashdotcomma
Sun Aug 07, 2005 4:51 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec SLK-3000B or Super LanBoy ?
Replies: 26
Views: 5984

YoniD, both cases will serve you well (I have both). Though the super lan boy is a bit flimsy it is nowhere as bad as the Dell and HP cases I've had to work with at work. Both cases, however, have the cheesy plastic front cover. If you enjoy moving your computer around, like the sound ports in front...
by slashdotcomma
Sun Jul 17, 2005 8:15 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: A64 3200+ & XP120 temperatures
Replies: 3
Views: 1376

Those temps are fine. Mine idle and max out at about the same temps. The side vent works quite well, and with it I usually can bring the temps down about 5º-7ºC. (Same winny, heatsink, and case, just asus a8n-sli) Just a couple questions, what's the rest of your setup? and do you have the front fan ...
by slashdotcomma
Wed Jun 15, 2005 1:30 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: should I put 2 fans on a Thermalright SI-97?
Replies: 5
Views: 1740

What do you want to do? Overclock a barton 200%?!?!? On the serious side, it could help a little (a very little bit). Though I don't understand why you would need such a setup. The SI-97 is very efficient and with one fan, should easily cool your processor. When two fans are that close together, the...
by slashdotcomma
Wed Jun 15, 2005 12:01 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quietest effective Radeon 9800Pro cooler?
Replies: 15
Views: 5721

You might want to take a look at the new Thermalright V1. It sounds like it might be able to cool your 9800 pro fanlessly (if it will fit). Here's a review for it.
by slashdotcomma
Thu May 26, 2005 7:36 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Mounting fans in superlanboy?
Replies: 2
Views: 1063

don't know if you still need an answer, but yeah you should be able to use screws. You should be able to reuse the fan grommets. Slowly pull them out the same way you put them in. I ripped one appart, but you can always use the zip tie method.
by slashdotcomma
Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:40 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: newbie tries to build silent and stable system
Replies: 16
Views: 4450

Not bad, actually it looks pretty good. Since your looking at a silent "budget" pc, any of the the well-known memory brand ram will do (unless you plan on overclocking of course). You might want to look into getting perhaps the XP-120 and let the cpu passively cool (or allows you to overclock even m...
by slashdotcomma
Tue Apr 19, 2005 8:18 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Which one is cooler? Zalman 7000 ALCU with Nexus 92 or SI-97
Replies: 7
Views: 1997

The difference wouldn't be that big, cost and clearance on your motherboard would probably be the biggest concerns. Either way, they're both great products.
by slashdotcomma
Sun Apr 10, 2005 5:07 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: xp-90 install help !!
Replies: 2
Views: 1200

I think your talking about the xp-90 screws for changing the heatsink plate/holder (I had to for my nForce 4 motherboard). xp-90 shouldn't require tools or screws otherwise. It's all assembled by clips and hooks.
by slashdotcomma
Sun Apr 10, 2005 4:51 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec 3000B front removal
Replies: 4
Views: 1596

CuriousMike, you've hit upon one of the things I dislike about the 3000B. Basically there are two "nobs/clips" at the top and multiple smaller ones that also hold the front panel to the case. I recommend taking the right side off, just so that you can ease these nobs on either side out(using a tool,...
by slashdotcomma
Tue Mar 29, 2005 12:55 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec SLK3000B: Minimalist Midtower for Quiet PC
Replies: 233
Views: 181131

Well, whoever answers Ridgerunner, it would be much appreciated. To answer Marxx and a few others. The purple fan mounting system is awful and is probably the biggest cause of the vibrating/buzz. I had my orange yate loon mounted using the purple fan mounting system, and it made quite a racket. Usin...
by slashdotcomma
Sat Mar 05, 2005 12:10 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Do anyone have AMD64 + Thermalright XP-120 + Nexus 120?
Replies: 4
Views: 1633

You can go wrong with the XP-120, AMD64, Nexus 120 combo. Unless you plan on some heavy overclocking in some really hot rooms, I don't think you need to worry. Seeing how you've found it so popular, it can't suck and have so many good reviews (besides, then what would my usual $.02 be worth? 2*10^-1...