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by bendit
Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:55 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fractal Design Define Mini MicroATX Tower
Replies: 34
Views: 16683

Re: Fractal Design Define Mini MicroATX Tower

I frankly don't even know why these companies bother, given their target customers are some of the most finicky hard to please consumers on the planet. :roll:
by bendit
Sat Sep 24, 2011 7:54 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II
Replies: 177
Views: 92908

Re: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II

I think Solo II is great. 8)
by bendit
Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:18 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Suggestions on i3 2100T MiniITX build
Replies: 15
Views: 3354

Re: Suggestions on i3 2100T MiniITX build

I have no experience with that case or those fans so I can't help you with that but you may find answers if you search the forums. I'm not guaranteeing anything so do your homework w.r.t. compatibility. I'm not convinced by the 2100T's 35W rating and it might be possible to reach the PSU's limit if...
by bendit
Sat Jan 08, 2011 4:22 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Scthe Katana III cooler for AMD and Intel Systems
Replies: 0
Views: 662

Scthe Katana III cooler for AMD and Intel Systems

This is in excellent condition. It ships from San Francisco. I have good feedback on ebay. I have all the parts and the box it came in. I would like $15 plus shipping charges to your destination. USA only.
by bendit
Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:08 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: pico PSU and 4x4 connector
Replies: 2
Views: 430

Re: pico PSU and 4x4 connector

i think I found the answer. mini-box has two newer PSU units that come with that connector. thanks.
by bendit
Sat Jan 08, 2011 12:12 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: pico PSU and 4x4 connector
Replies: 2
Views: 430

pico PSU and 4x4 connector

How do you use a pico psu with a modern motherboard that has this connector? I think most of the new motherboards do. sorry if this is a dumb question but I am a pico newbie. :D
by bendit
Sat Nov 14, 2009 6:31 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent Midi Tower system
Replies: 9
Views: 3167

I would get the nsk3480 for your pretty simple system.
by bendit
Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:51 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Antec case: Lanboy Air
Replies: 40
Views: 8579

I see antec as competing vey well at every level and every niche of the PC case market, including the high end. antec has some well reviewed cases in the $150 and up range. I think antec is using their case building expertise to try and win in ever niche of the PC space and the gaming niche is where...
by bendit
Thu Nov 12, 2009 8:53 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Antec case: Lanboy Air
Replies: 40
Views: 8579

I think the three hundred would be the perfect case if it offered soft mounting of hard drives....
by bendit
Wed Nov 11, 2009 4:19 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Antec case: Lanboy Air
Replies: 40
Views: 8579

it's one case. antec is dominant in cases and just wants to have one or a few that will appeal to a "certain" kind of buyer. they are still going to do their bread and butter designs. hate the case, not the case maker.
by bendit
Tue Nov 10, 2009 3:27 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: How does the Windows 7 System Builders pack work?
Replies: 3
Views: 1220

I just purchased the SB version of windows from newegg and I didn't buy any hardware. And I am still a free man.
by bendit
Mon Oct 12, 2009 12:36 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: 5900rpm Seagate Hard Drives: Barracuda LP, Pipeline HD .2
Replies: 17
Views: 7888

Hi, I think this is the 500GB model at NewEgg for $65 plus shipping: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148488 They do not list the RPM, but it looks to be the slim case in the pictures. Is this the same drive? Here's the 1TB version for $80 with free shipping: http://www.newe...
by bendit
Thu Oct 08, 2009 12:46 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Is it me or have things slowed down considerably?
Replies: 44
Views: 22338

people are buying more laptops net tops notebooks etc. they are busy with their smart phones. the traditional desktop unit is going bye bye. most new desktops will be quiet all in ones. we are a disappearing breed I am afraid.
by bendit
Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:59 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: EcoGreen F2 500GB not as quiet as expected
Replies: 35
Views: 7281

a thread that nicely details the O/C traits of the Silencer!
by bendit
Wed Oct 07, 2009 5:57 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Is my 600w PSU overkill for this system...??
Replies: 13
Views: 2586

yes it's overkill. but you have it so why not use it? if you can sell it and want to start over, I would get an efficient 80+ 300w psu.
by bendit
Mon Oct 05, 2009 12:24 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Does AM2 heat sink fit AM3?
Replies: 3
Views: 1971

yes it should.
by bendit
Mon Sep 28, 2009 8:29 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: fan control resistors - anybody have any they aren't using?
Replies: 0
Views: 644

fan control resistors - anybody have any they aren't using?

looking for a 12v to 7v resistor or the nexus or zalman adapters that reduce fan speed. thanks.
by bendit
Fri Dec 26, 2008 12:16 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec NSK3480 PSU too noisy - RESULT !
Replies: 19
Views: 7337

yamahaSHO wrote:I swapped in the Scythe fan that came with my Ninja Mini... I can't hear it.
me too! and me too!
by bendit
Tue Mar 18, 2008 9:46 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Do your friends think you are crazy?
Replies: 30
Views: 6374

yes and they don't even have any idea that I spend time reading about quiet computer parts. :roll:
by bendit
Sun Mar 09, 2008 2:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1618741

A Hard Rain's a 'gonna Fall - Bob Dylan
by bendit
Sun Mar 09, 2008 2:27 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Most quiet HDD - concerns! (about 7200.11, T166, WD GP..)
Replies: 8
Views: 3662

next time do the opposite of your first instinct. :D

you will have a very tough time finding a quieter 3.5 drive than GP.
by bendit
Sat Mar 08, 2008 3:11 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Request for heatsink recommendation - new build
Replies: 29
Views: 7386

the Scythe Mine was not a successful design and is being phased out. In this day of low power CPU designs, you can do a lot worse than the Scythe Minja.
by bendit
Sat Mar 08, 2008 7:05 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung single-platter 250GB drive
Replies: 51
Views: 26722

I Just noticed that the performance seek was barely higher than the quiet seek (2.8bel - 2.75bel). I wonder if we should take AAM off of this one?.
by bendit
Fri Mar 07, 2008 1:51 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec Mini P180: A micro-ATX P182
Replies: 74
Views: 74455

this looks like a flawed concept executed brilliantly.
by bendit
Wed Feb 27, 2008 5:33 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Nexus: Clodius
Replies: 14
Views: 13511

no soft mounting of drives? that's a glaring oversight for a case going after Antec's dominance in silent cases.
by bendit
Sun Feb 24, 2008 3:52 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Mine Rev B or Noctua NH-U12F?
Replies: 7
Views: 2774

i would take a good hard look at the mini ninja, or some of the newer Scythe coolers over the mine. the mine is an old design that never really caught on. There are better coolers out there.
by bendit
Tue Feb 19, 2008 4:41 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: CES 2008, Day 1: Antec, Arctic Cooling, CoolIT
Replies: 48
Views: 24270

dhanson865 wrote:
C. Zoui wrote:
Erssa wrote:
The mini-P180 is literally smaller in all 3 dimensions vs the SOLO. When I see a full review and pricing I might be choosing between a 2nd SOLO and the mini-P180.
the mini p180 is Larger in two of three dimensions vs. the SOLO. This according to data at the Antec website.
by bendit
Wed Feb 13, 2008 9:19 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Antec MX-100: Does it go to sleep when computer goes sleeps
Replies: 7
Views: 2866

the drive inside it goes from 9w to 2w. don't know what will happen in Mac OS.
by bendit
Wed Feb 13, 2008 7:56 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Antec MX-100: Does it go to sleep when computer goes sleeps
Replies: 7
Views: 2866

I have a quiet drive in it (wd) and it's fine. but remember, I have it shut off except for when I am going to archive. Don't know about macs. sorry. most folks don't want to rely on these for everyday heavy use because there is no cooling. drives run hotter in these external boxes unless there is ac...
by bendit
Tue Feb 12, 2008 3:23 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Antec MX-100: Does it go to sleep when computer goes sleeps
Replies: 7
Views: 2866

yes it does in vista. and it doesn't wake up until you do a read write on the drive, even when the system has come back. when it is in sleep mode it draws 02 watts on my kill a watt. I like this but I am only going to turn it on once a week to do a backup.