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by grenadier
Sun Jul 09, 2006 5:03 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Cool'N'Quiet - Can someone help me out?
Replies: 7
Views: 2429

I've just been using cpuid recently and it's been working great. I'll probably just keep using this until I switch to a Conroe setup. Thanks for all the tips though.
by grenadier
Sun Jul 02, 2006 4:55 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Cool'N'Quiet - Can someone help me out?
Replies: 7
Views: 2429

Cool'N'Quiet - Can someone help me out?

The new 1.3.2.14 amd cpu driver which allows you to enable cool'n'quiet comes as an .exe file instead of just an .inf which really sucks (for me anyways). Problem is that it wants to install onto a C: drive, but my primary drive is F: so the installer won't even start and I can't get at the inf file...
by grenadier
Fri Jul 29, 2005 2:01 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: finally, my computer is almost silent!
Replies: 8
Views: 3535

If you want silent without dropping $200+ on a new vidcard, I've read good things about this Silent VGA Heatpipe Cooler The X800 silentpipe has a higher quality cooler, makes swapping heatsinks unnecessary, and costs the same as any othe 256mb X800 on the market. I picked it up for $170 after rebat...
by grenadier
Thu Jul 28, 2005 7:59 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Akasa Noisebuster: any good?
Replies: 1
Views: 1144

It seems to be the cheapest dampening kit available on the market right now and for $10 it gave me a pretty significant improvement in noise. Especially the thicker egg-crate like foam that I mounted on the door. On top of dampening noise I've also found that it helps seal small holes allowing you t...
by grenadier
Thu Jul 28, 2005 10:42 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: XP-120 vs. CNPS7700alcu to cool a passive northbridge?
Replies: 5
Views: 1786

i've tried both zalman 7700 and northq 3312 on an asus premium 925xe, where the NB is located close to the cpu. Honestly, at low speeds, neither of them cools a lot, maybe 1-2 degree celcious. You'll need to run them at medium or full speed, before you could call it serious cooling. Actually, after...
by grenadier
Wed Jul 27, 2005 6:15 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: How do I attach fans using Sunbeam Rubber Fan Screws??
Replies: 15
Views: 3753

How do I attach fans using Sunbeam Rubber Fan Screws??

I bought a four pack of these rubber screws for $4 at jab-tech here, but cannot for the life of me figure out what the hell to do with them. They don't fit through the screw holes in the case for fan mounting nor can I wedge either side of them into any of the fans I have. Anyone have any ideas??
by grenadier
Mon Jul 25, 2005 6:25 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: XP-120 vs. CNPS7700alcu to cool a passive northbridge?
Replies: 5
Views: 1786

I'd probably be ripping out the 7700 fan and replacing it with a 120mm yate loon @ 5v. Same fan config for the XP-120 minus that whole having to rip out a poorly made fan routine.
by grenadier
Mon Jul 25, 2005 4:32 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: XP-120 vs. CNPS7700alcu to cool a passive northbridge?
Replies: 5
Views: 1786

XP-120 vs. CNPS7700alcu to cool a passive northbridge?

I'm trying to decide between a XP-120 and a CNPS7700alcu right now and its come down to which one will cool my passively cooled (blue zalman chipset cooler) northbridge better. I'm also using a Gigabyte X800 Silentpipe that could use any additional airflow it can get. Which heatsink do you think wou...
by grenadier
Mon Jul 25, 2005 2:07 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: SLK3000B w/ 3000+ Venice XP-120 setup and 3 yate loons
Replies: 5
Views: 2279

I just looked around for the special XP-120 fan clips and I can't actually find anywhere. Jab-Tech has them at least, but they're out of stock at the moment. As for sucking vs. blowing there's a graph here from madshrimp's XP-120 review that shows 5C lower northbridge temps when sucking air away fro...
by grenadier
Mon Jul 25, 2005 2:46 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: SLK3000B w/ 3000+ Venice XP-120 setup and 3 yate loons
Replies: 5
Views: 2279

Is this something to worry about? Seems to be a simple enough process...
by grenadier
Sun Jul 24, 2005 7:34 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: SLK3000B w/ 3000+ Venice XP-120 setup and 3 yate loons
Replies: 5
Views: 2279

SLK3000B w/ 3000+ Venice XP-120 setup and 3 yate loons

This is my planned revision for my current setup (all parts are in the mail). Not sure whether I'll be running the fans at 5v or 12v. Guess it all depends on how loud these yate loon fans actually are when I get everything installed. Specs: Venice 3000+ @ 2.7 (9x300) w/XP-120 & 120mm Yate Loon Antec...
by grenadier
Sun Jul 24, 2005 11:50 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Would a Panaflo FBA12G12U1A be close to silent at 5v??
Replies: 4
Views: 1706

sthayashi wrote:Err... where'd you get your information on the volume of a 120mm M1A at 5v? I don't think it's right at all.
I was just fielding a guess and was hoping maybe someone who had a better idea or actually owned one of the fans in question would chime in with more accurate info.
by grenadier
Sun Jul 24, 2005 6:25 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: cheapest quiet 120mm fan @5v?
Replies: 5
Views: 2108

I actually ended up buying a pair of FBA12G12M1A's from sidewinder since they're on sale for $12 ($4 less than the L1A's). These appear to be the best bang for your quiet 120mm buck deal available at the moment other than the $9 Yate Loons at Jab-Tech (high shipping + tax kind of kills this one thou...
by grenadier
Sun Jul 24, 2005 6:20 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Would a Panaflo FBA12G12U1A be close to silent at 5v??
Replies: 4
Views: 1706

Seeing as the FBA12G12M1A's run at 35.5 dBA / 86.5 CFM @12v and 19.5 dBa / 36 CFM @ 5v I figured that a FBA12G12U1A rated at 45.5 dBA / 114.7 CFM @ 12v would probably run at around 48 CFM / 25 dBa @ 5v. Don't these numbers add up to the FBA12G12U1A being a pretty quiet fan at 5v if you need the airf...
by grenadier
Sun Jul 24, 2005 2:41 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Would a Panaflo FBA12G12U1A be close to silent at 5v??
Replies: 4
Views: 1706

Would a Panaflo FBA12G12U1A be close to silent at 5v??

Just found a Panaflo 120mm FBA12G12U1A at sidewindercomputers for $12 which looks like it'd be great with the XP-120 I now have in the mail. This is a 2750 RPM, 114.7 CFM, 45.5 dBA fan. Any chance it would be even remotely close to silent at 5v?
by grenadier
Sun Jul 24, 2005 12:48 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Panaflo vs. Nexus vs. Yate Loon? Best fans for this setup?
Replies: 2
Views: 1545

Well, I just bought an XP-120 and 3 Yate Loon D12SL's from Jab-Tech for 95.70 incl/tax & priority ship. This should be one hell of an upgrade from my current rig as far as silence goes. Now I just can't wait until my X800 silentpipe shows up :D Just one question. If i could get an XP-120 and 3 Panaf...
by grenadier
Sun Jul 24, 2005 12:31 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Panaflo vs. Nexus vs. Yate Loon? Best fans for this setup?
Replies: 2
Views: 1545

Panaflo vs. Nexus vs. Yate Loon? Best fans for this setup?

My new setup is the same as the one in my sig only with a passively cooled gigabyte X800 replacing my old 6600GT and an XP120 replacing my Freezer 64. Figured a heatsink swap was in order so that I could generate some airflow around the X800/passively cooled northbridge area (my NB47J gets pretty to...
by grenadier
Sat Jul 23, 2005 9:39 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: cheapest quiet 120mm fan @5v?
Replies: 5
Views: 2108

I was actually thinking about going with a pair of yate loon fans and running them at 5v. Someone else posted the link below and $24 for a pair of these shipped seems like a pretty good deal. I think these are the same fans that Nexus uses. Anyone have one of these / know what they sound like at 5v?...
by grenadier
Sat Jul 23, 2005 9:21 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: cheapest quiet 120mm fan @5v?
Replies: 5
Views: 2108

cheapest quiet 120mm fan @5v?

I've got a slk3000b right now and am looking to pick up a pair of 120mm fans (one for the front and one to replace the stock antec fan). Other than my Arctic Freezer 64 these will be the only fans in my system. Anyone have a recommendation for a cheap option that will run near silent @5v?
by grenadier
Sat Jul 23, 2005 6:08 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Silent X800 only $204 shipped - 30 rebate = $174!!
Replies: 1
Views: 1545

Part of this deal is the $100 Crossfire promotion that will become available once Crossfire is officially released. If you buy this card now for $174 a month from now you will be eligible to get another X800 for only $104 ($204-$100 promotion). $174 X800 + $104 X800 = :D You could even sell the seco...
by grenadier
Sat Jul 23, 2005 10:27 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: finally, my computer is almost silent!
Replies: 8
Views: 3535

Just bought a gigabyte silentpipe x800 even though I've only had this Leadtek card for a month or two... Couldn't help myself since they're going for a measly $174 after rebate. God this card looks sweet.
by grenadier
Sat Jul 23, 2005 9:30 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Silent X800 only $204 shipped - 30 rebate = $174!!
Replies: 1
Views: 1545

Silent X800 only $204 shipped - 30 rebate = $174!!

Newegg right now is selling the Gigabyte silentpipe X800 card for a measly $204 (200+4 shipping) and ATI's $30 Crossfire ready rebate brings the price down to an even lower $174!! Anyone looking for a quiet mid-range card this comes down to $25 less than the silentpipe 6600gt so pick up one while yo...
by grenadier
Sat Jul 23, 2005 8:40 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: finally, my computer is almost silent!
Replies: 8
Views: 3535

Right now I'm planning on swapping out my Freezer 64 for a Zalman 9500 when it comes out and hopefully this will do a better job of keeping my chipset and power circuitry cool (in addition to lowering my processor temps). If these new zalman heatsinks create enough air circulation in the case they m...
by grenadier
Thu Jul 21, 2005 11:30 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: finally, my computer is almost silent!
Replies: 8
Views: 3535

OH OH OH!!! I totally agree with you with the leadtek GT. It's sooo quiet stock. I love it. But like i said, it'll have to go soon cause the bug will bite me in a bit.... :shock: . HAPPY SILENCING!! The Leadtek 6600gt really is one of the best cards out there for the money. It's cheap (got mine for...
by grenadier
Wed Jul 20, 2005 6:57 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: finally, my computer is almost silent!
Replies: 8
Views: 3535

finally, my computer is almost silent!

Just switched my rig from an antec performance plus660amg to a brand new slk3000b ($46 shipped from amazon!) and wow am I happy with it. I'm really glad I didn't drop the extra $ on a p180 although they are pretty :D . The hard drive mounting system in the 3000b isn't as good as the one in the p180,...
by grenadier
Wed Mar 02, 2005 4:44 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: s12 380w vs. super silencer 400W
Replies: 3
Views: 1550

EDIT: Just saw your sig. That is a hot CPU, so I would go for the Silencer with a PSU duct. And mount the Freezer 7 so it blows straight to the case exhaust fan. Actually I'm assembling my new Athlon 64 setup right now and should have everything installed in the next hour or so. I'm swapping out my...
by grenadier
Wed Mar 02, 2005 3:58 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: s12 380w vs. super silencer 400W
Replies: 3
Views: 1550

Doesn't anyone have any suggestions?

380W S12 vs. 400W Super Silencer when both are going for ~$75

Which one would you choose?
by grenadier
Wed Mar 02, 2005 8:12 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: s12 380w vs. super silencer 400W
Replies: 3
Views: 1550

s12 380w vs. super silencer 400W

The s12's have larger fans, but seems to be retailing for less than the super silencer series for some reason: http://www.frontierpc.com/productList.aspx?CategoryID=CA-1501&&ManufaturerID=MANU-S-100654 Why are the super silencers more expensive? If I could get either of these for about the same mone...
by grenadier
Wed Feb 16, 2005 10:28 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: are coolmax CR-450B very quiet?
Replies: 10
Views: 2685

As virtually any 12cm fan produces ample airflow for a PSU even in it's quietest mode, I doubt that a 14cm fan will offer any benefit. Of course it provides an additional benefit. A 14cm fan pushes more air than a 12cm at the same noise level thus doing a better job of exhausting case heat and prev...
by grenadier
Wed Feb 16, 2005 9:22 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: are coolmax CR-450B very quiet?
Replies: 10
Views: 2685

I'm debating between the coolmax 450W and waiting for a 330W or 380W seasonic s12. The efficiency and extra features (24 pin w/o adapter) of the seasonic are nice, but considering I can pick up a 450W coolmax for $49 shipped that, since it'll push a lot more air, will keep the rest of my fans from s...