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by Jim Byram
Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:58 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone Raven RVZ02
Replies: 7
Views: 4788

Re: Silverstone Raven RVZ02

Here are some reviews with builds...
http://www.techspot.com/review/1062-sil ... ven-rvz02/
http://www.legionhardware.com/articles_ ... _lg,1.html

Nice case that is easy to build in. I'd prefer the alternate variant without the window.
by Jim Byram
Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:48 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone Temjin TJ08-E: MicroATX Evolved
Replies: 57
Views: 31900

Re: SilverStone Temjin TJ08-E: MicroATX Evolved

The funny part is how this resonance came out of nowhere. I changed the video card to a Gigabyte GTX 660 Ti about 10 days ago. The problem was not there yesterday. It started today when I powered up the system. There is no apparent resonance in the side panels. Touching them results in no change. It...
by Jim Byram
Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:09 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone Temjin TJ08-E: MicroATX Evolved
Replies: 57
Views: 31900

Re: SilverStone Temjin TJ08-E: MicroATX Evolved

My case just developed a noise like a high-pitched fan whine. If you simply touch (and hold the touch) the case on top about 3-4 inches from the front, the noise disappears. The noise is actually diminished by touching the right area and then removing your finger. I poked around the edges of the top...
by Jim Byram
Sun Apr 08, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Corsair Obsidian 550D = P280 done right?
Replies: 27
Views: 12407

Re: Corsair Obsidian 550D = P280 done right?

I added my system specs above. I could add a side fan (and the fan would be on the side of the case away from me) but have had good luck with rear top fans running at 5v and have never been bothered by any noise from them. This case lets you easily test both fan positions. The front of the case is u...
by Jim Byram
Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Corsair Obsidian 550D = P280 done right?
Replies: 27
Views: 12407

Re: Corsair Obsidian 550D = P280 done right?

btw... I finally got around to moving to the 550d. It was a very painless move. I'm starting with the fans that came with the case. I'm running the front fans at 5v and the rear fan at 7v. The case sits on my desk to my left and is very quiet. I might play with other fans later. I also might install...
by Jim Byram
Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:39 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Corsair Obsidian 550D = P280 done right?
Replies: 27
Views: 12407

Re: Corsair Obsidian 550D = P280 done right?

...not quite sure of the air intake with the door closed) but all in all, Corsair might have hit the sweet spot there. In response to the question a few messages back... I still haven't installed in the case. Have been buried with work... I don't see how the door would have any effect on the air fl...
by Jim Byram
Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:17 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Corsair Obsidian 550D = P280 done right?
Replies: 27
Views: 12407

Re: Corsair Obsidian 550D = P280 done right?

Newegg has the case. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139012 (with a $10 discount and a $20 Corsair rebate and free shipping - final cost $119.99) I've now got the case in hand if anyone has questions. The bottom, back, top and side panel fan positions have holes for either 1...
by Jim Byram
Sat Dec 03, 2011 7:55 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Noctua goes PWM with new 80mm, 92mm and 120mm models
Replies: 7
Views: 6403

Re: Noctua goes PWM with new 80mm, 92mm and 120mm models

They also have a focused flow NF-F12 PWM.
http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=prod ... =42&lng=en

And here is the existing SPCR topic...
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=63397
by Jim Byram
Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:44 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec 280 OMG!
Replies: 40
Views: 19782

Re: Antec 280 OMG!

Two more reviews... http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1775/1/ http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/4420/antec_performance_one_series_p280_super_mid_tower_chassis_review/index.html Here's the English manual... http://www.antec.com/pdf/manuals/P280_manual_EN.pdf Availability and cost from the Antec pres...
by Jim Byram
Mon Oct 31, 2011 9:52 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec 280 OMG!
Replies: 40
Views: 19782

Re: Antec 280 OMG!

The P280 is starting to show up on EU and US websites for pre-order. The indications are for a mid-November availability. It looks like it is already available in Australia. Here are some preliminary specs from the J&R site... Antec P280 (120mm rear, 2x 120mm top fans, space for 2x 120mm front) 20.7...
by Jim Byram
Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:18 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: may buy a Lian-Li..anyone have experience w/ PC-B25 series?
Replies: 2
Views: 1323

I have a B25F and it's a beautifully designed case. Little effort was required to make it into a reasonably quiet case. I replaced the fans with Noctual fans and used the Noctua adapters to slow them down. I used only the front top fan slot and the rear top fan slot (and the rear fan). I closed the ...
by Jim Byram
Tue Dec 12, 2006 7:21 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: vista question
Replies: 2
Views: 1994

Re: vista question

Bendit wrote:is there going to be an oem version like there is with xp?
The MS WinVista edition document lists four OEM versions - Home Basic, Home Premium, Business and Ultimate.
by Jim Byram
Mon Dec 11, 2006 11:10 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Mirra Mirra in the Closet
Replies: 11
Views: 9805

Except for the Seagate logo, does this looks like a retail product from Seagate? Or does it look like product from a company (Mirra?) they've just bought? The Mirra existed for quite a while before it appeared with the Seagate brand so this looks like something that they bought. A friend has had on...
by Jim Byram
Wed Jul 26, 2006 8:13 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Frustrated by lack of high-end GPU solution for quiet PC...
Replies: 11
Views: 4206

You probably would be fine with just a 7900GT and getting a NV5v3. This combination is what I'm running and it works fine. Note that the NV5R3 is not designed to fit the 7900GT. I had to make two mods. The cutout in the shroud above the fan power plug socket needs to be enlarged a bit. And the shro...
by Jim Byram
Fri Dec 23, 2005 9:01 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec Neo HE PSU Users Poll
Replies: 355
Views: 431838

Neo HE 430 / Soltek SL-K890Pro-939

Case: Antec P150 PS: Neo HE 430 #S05090012789 MB: Soltek SL-K890Pro-939 Bios: T1.4, CPU is A64 3500+ Win This would have been from the first batch of P150s received by NewEgg and was ordered and shipped on 3 Nov 2005. The power supply works perfectly with this motherboard even after hours of gaming...
by Jim Byram
Mon Oct 17, 2005 4:41 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can SPCR do a review of the NVSilencer5 Rev3?
Replies: 1
Views: 1156

Arctic Cooling appears to have recalled the NVSilencer 5 (Rev. 3).
http://www.coolerguys.com/840556035411.html
by Jim Byram
Fri Jun 10, 2005 5:31 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Sonata II ALIVE on Antec.com
Replies: 39
Views: 15211

NewEgg has the Sonata-II in stock with a full set of pictures. $120.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6811129155
by Jim Byram
Sun Apr 03, 2005 7:02 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: new revs of the cool'n'quiet and undervoltable lists avail.
Replies: 9
Views: 10175

The Soltek SL-K890Pro-939 (socket 939, VIA K8T890 + VT8237) works fine with CnQ.
by Jim Byram
Mon Mar 21, 2005 8:13 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: XP-120 loose with A64 chip?
Replies: 14
Views: 4721

Is this before or after applying the W1.4 BIOS update? On my SL-K8TPro-939, with the W1.4 BIOS update, the BIOS consistently reports temperatures about 10C lower than what is reported by lm-sensors on Linux. Different bios with the SL-K890Pro-939. The bios reports one CPU temperature and the HM rep...
by Jim Byram
Wed Mar 16, 2005 4:27 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Asus 479 to 478 adapter at Cebit 2005
Replies: 1
Views: 845

Asus 479 to 478 adapter at Cebit 2005

Asus is showing a socket 479 to 478 CPU adapter at Cebit 2005. Said to be available in a month or so. This really opens up the Pentium M possibilities.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Cebit2005/Day2/2
by Jim Byram
Tue Mar 01, 2005 5:57 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: XP-120 loose with A64 chip?
Replies: 14
Views: 4721

Re: XP-120 loose with A64 chip?

There's a sample of that Soltek board here in the lab that I've been exploring, and it appears the board accesses the 2nd thermal sensor in the A64 -- and maybe the first as well. I built a system using the Soltek SL-K890Pro-939 last week and have run into this issue. The bios gives one reading and...
by Jim Byram
Wed Jan 26, 2005 8:39 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: ARM Sytems case -- any user experiences?
Replies: 5
Views: 2257

Still, has anyone bought and used one of these for a while? I am curious about how satisfactory they are over the long term. I built a system for my wife using the foundation kit. Excellent case. Well-built. Good ventilation. As Mike suggested, I added a screen to the side intake vent and considere...
by Jim Byram
Fri Nov 05, 2004 9:56 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Asus A8V Deluxe WiFi Edition + Athlon64 3500+ 90nm
Replies: 18
Views: 6541

Re: Asus A8V Deluxe WiFi Edition + Athlon64 3500+ 90nm

But yesterday I read somewhere that the A8V board only supports Winchester CPU with BIOS version >=1007 :( That's what the Asus CPU compatibility information on the website says. But it also says simply: "However, if your BIOS version is smaller than the version listed above, then you will need to ...
by Jim Byram
Mon Oct 18, 2004 4:22 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Did I get a new NX-3500?
Replies: 3
Views: 1781

Re: Did I get a new NX-3500?

Hello, Just received my NX-3500 PSU from endpcnoise.com. I opened the box to find there was no manual or power (wall) cord. Is this normal? I've never purchased a PSU outside of a case before. The PSU itself is sealed in bubble wrap, and the box was crinkly-shrink wrapped. Also, the PSU, um, 'smell...
by Jim Byram
Thu Sep 09, 2004 7:23 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: aopen pentium m motherboard
Replies: 180
Views: 120657

Looking at some of the vendors...

AOpen
Model: i855GMEm-LFS
Micro ATX
Socket 479
by Jim Byram
Wed Jun 23, 2004 5:18 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Need a quiet graphics card with Dual DVI
Replies: 10
Views: 9365

Re: Need a quiet graphics card with Dual DVI

mpteach wrote:I need a quiet graphics card with Dual DVI, but im having trouble finding one.
Gainward Silent FX PowerPack! Ultra/980XP Professional
(Nvidia 5700 with Zalman ZM80D-HP heat sink)

http://www.gainwardusa.com/products/vga_980sxp.htm

Dual DVI and no extra power connection required.
by Jim Byram
Sun Jun 13, 2004 5:09 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Thoughts on this case
Replies: 2
Views: 1240

Re: Thoughts on this case

I was wondering if anyone had this case http://silverstonetek.com/products-tj03.htm or has seen it up close. I think that the TJ-04 has much more potential to build a quiet case. The steel chassis offers a better starting point. The only issue is whether enough air gets in the front but that can be...
by Jim Byram
Sun May 23, 2004 5:55 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Review: ARM Quiet PC (with pictures)
Replies: 6
Views: 3575

Wonder what happened to the baffle between the top holes and the rear of the power supply. Is this the evolution of the testing at ARM? The factory-punched holes look real nice.
by Jim Byram
Sun May 23, 2004 5:48 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: 3700BQE or LX-6A19 Case????
Replies: 11
Views: 5886

nifti wrote:ps. Mallet is kind of an hammer, right?
Right. I've got one not much bigger than a tack hammer with a plastic head on one side and a rubber head on the other. You can knock the heads off the top rivets with one blow from the side using the screwdriver as a chisel.