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by Interitus
Wed Sep 10, 2008 10:29 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Antec Solo $48.50 @ Comp-U-Plus
Replies: 4
Views: 1668

Little late to chime in here, but I'll also say I've ordered some "rare" parts from Comp-U-Plus a few times. Ordering was always easy, sometimes took longer than I come to expect to get shipping info and a confirmation, but I'm a Newegg freak so I'd just say my expectations are high. Other than a sl...
by Interitus
Fri Nov 02, 2007 4:54 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Recent Samsung drive failure rates?
Replies: 51
Views: 22690

...And now I'm stuck with this noisy annoying 7200.10. Interitus 0 - Power Outlet 5 is your final score. Sorry about your difficulties. I'm sorta surprised that you find the 7200.10 noisy. I just installed one to replace a 7200.7 that failed (I think it was heat related issues in a Dell) and it is ...
by Interitus
Sun Oct 28, 2007 8:36 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Recent Samsung drive failure rates?
Replies: 51
Views: 22690

Well looks like I can't pin the problem on Samsung. Not that I wanted to, but I really wish that it was just a bad batch of drives. Halcyon hit the problem. Turns out all of the outlets in the "office" of my apartment were fake grounded. Sorry I haven't posted back sooner, been hectic at work and tr...
by Interitus
Sat Oct 13, 2007 7:05 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Recent Samsung drive failure rates?
Replies: 51
Views: 22690

My point is that you cannot make a judgement about HD reliability based on a single sample size -- it's ridiculous. Moreover you can't make a judgement about HD reliability based purely on records of failures , which unfortunately is what threads like this tend to become quite quickly. Definitely d...
by Interitus
Fri Oct 12, 2007 9:42 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Recent Samsung drive failure rates?
Replies: 51
Views: 22690

It's funny that you guys mention the PSU because after I watched the 3rd spinpoint die I thought the same thing. My newegg order came in today, it also has a M12-600 in it :) I figured hey, I spent craptons of money replacing parts, why not a PSU upgrade lol. I did manage to get Samsung to RMA both ...
by Interitus
Wed Oct 10, 2007 11:16 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Recent Samsung drive failure rates?
Replies: 51
Views: 22690

Lol, that's exactly what I was thinking too Snake. I'll trade you my Samsungs for your IBM's :P I guess the good news is that Samsung approved RMA for the 400GB drive already. Here's hoping Samsung didn't drop a pallet too lol. Bad news is they have yet to respond to the RMA request for the 200GB *s...
by Interitus
Tue Oct 09, 2007 8:29 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Recent Samsung drive failure rates?
Replies: 51
Views: 22690

Well I can't afford to be out a PC for a month while Samsung handles my RMA this time. I ordered a 7200.10 for the time being, maybe if my Sammy comes back serviceable I'll sell off the 7200.10 or something. I just can't believe how many bad drives I've received in a row now. I'm already gritting my...
by Interitus
Tue Oct 09, 2007 7:53 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Recent Samsung drive failure rates?
Replies: 51
Views: 22690

Well it's good to hear that you guys are getting good drives. However the unbelievable happened today again. My replacement 401LJ is clicking and stuttering again... All these drives are coming from newegg. They're only in the PC one at a time, I don't like running multiple drives from a cool and qu...
by Interitus
Mon Oct 08, 2007 7:04 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Recent Samsung drive failure rates?
Replies: 51
Views: 22690

Recent Samsung drive failure rates?

Looking for good honest opinions on this. Not "I had a friend of a friend of a friend" type answers. I've been reading tons of horror stories about Samsung Spinpoints dying lately. I myself have had 3 die on me in the last month alone. First death was an SP2004C SATA 200GB. It died after about a yea...
by Interitus
Wed Oct 03, 2007 4:34 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Replacing my first silent PC... reuse the power supply?
Replies: 11
Views: 2899

If it helps you, I'm reusing my 3 year old Super Silencer 460 Rev. 2 with my new C2D setup. Powers everything just fine as I expected it would. This trusty SS460 w/ the M1A Panaflo mod just refuses to go away hehe. My rig: Seasonic Super Silencer 460 Rev. 2 Gigabyte 965P DS3 Rev. 3.3 C2D E6420 2x1GB...
by Interitus
Sun Mar 11, 2007 7:05 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic SS460 compatible with C2D rig?
Replies: 3
Views: 1318

Thanks guys. I wasn't so much worried about the total wattage as I was the deal about 2 12v lines instead of one. I've been out of the loop for awhile and haven't really been reading up on anything at all, especially PSU compatibility heh. -edit- Wow I just read the sticky here about dual 12v rail P...
by Interitus
Fri Mar 09, 2007 6:24 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic SS460 compatible with C2D rig?
Replies: 3
Views: 1318

Seasonic SS460 compatible with C2D rig?

I've been looking into building a new C2D rig. I'm going from a 939 Opteron 165 setup which the Super Silencer has powered just fine for probably a good year or more. Just not sure if the absence of 2 12v rails or lower amp rating on the single rail would cause problems here... Thoughts? Proposed sy...
by Interitus
Thu Apr 13, 2006 8:52 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Filtering material for the P180's top blowhole.
Replies: 6
Views: 2170

My fault on the post. It was late and I didn't really clarify my end goal too well. So here it goes one more time... I will be using a fan in the top blowhole. Currently my setup has an Opteron 165 dual core running at 2.4ghz. That's a lotta heat. I imagined the top blowhole with a fan running at 5v...
by Interitus
Fri Apr 07, 2006 12:34 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Filtering material for the P180's top blowhole.
Replies: 6
Views: 2170

Filtering material for the P180's top blowhole.

Didn't really find a good answer for this by searching.... I'm going to be using the fan in the top of my P180. The fan will help cool my setup a lot more than avoiding use of it, so it stays. My only problem with this is that I do not want the top blowhole grille to be exposed for dust to just fall...
by Interitus
Fri Apr 07, 2006 12:29 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180 warping
Replies: 8
Views: 2801

When I received my P180 my side panels as well as the door were warped. I don't know how to explain the following, but it went something like this... The case arrived in the dead of winter. The panels were almost suitable to be used as dinner salad bowls. They were THAT BAD. The door wasn't bowed, r...
by Interitus
Thu Nov 17, 2005 1:35 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung Spinpoint HD160JJ is chirping ?!
Replies: 6
Views: 2722

I grumbled an grit my teeth when I decided to buy the 200GB version of this drive. I knew i wanted a quiet SATA 2 drive though so I figured I'd give it a whirl against everyones complaints of these drives... I got mine a week ago from Hellspawn here on the forums and honestly, the 200GB I have is qu...
by Interitus
Wed Oct 05, 2005 12:09 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Reasonably quiet SATA II drive w/ NCQ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2027

That's great to hear ScubaSteve :)

I just remembered all the A8N-SLI Deluxe horror stories with these drives.

I'll look into the DM10's then :) Although I'm not against Seagate at all either.
by Interitus
Tue Oct 04, 2005 12:09 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Game PC (silent) AMD X2 3800
Replies: 10
Views: 3281

I have an A8N-SLI Deluxe. Should be the same pretty much. One thing you will find is that when using longer graphics cards like the 7800GTX and 6800Ultra that you will be very hard pressed to fit the card in there with the Zalman NB47J and an aftermarket cooler. There were some pics on this when the...
by Interitus
Tue Oct 04, 2005 11:50 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Reasonably quiet SATA II drive w/ NCQ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2027

I'd probably prefer quiet at idle as opposed to seek noises. I think I'd have to rule out the Diamondmax 10 because I believe there are compatibility issues with my board. I remember back when my motherboard was released a lot of people were having problems with them. Maybe a few newer BIOS revision...
by Interitus
Sat Oct 01, 2005 6:53 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Reasonably quiet SATA II drive w/ NCQ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2027

Reasonably quiet SATA II drive w/ NCQ?

Was going to finally take the leap to SATA and NCQ. I have heard a lot of mixed results about the new Samsung drives so I'm not quite sure what I should replace my old Spinpoint 160GB with. I'd like something about on the same noise level as the Spinpoint if possible. Don't need a very large amount ...
by Interitus
Wed Sep 21, 2005 9:25 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Finally got my drive Bay LCD installed.
Replies: 2
Views: 2249

The person I bought it from had home made a power and serial to parallel connect PCB. I'll take some pics of it tomorrow after work. Digicam toasted my last set of AA's. God one day I'll break down and buy rechargeables hehe.
by Interitus
Tue Sep 20, 2005 5:26 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Better passive northbridge heatsink than Zalman ZM-NB47J?
Replies: 16
Views: 7444

Thermalright NB1 or NB1-C?
by Interitus
Tue Sep 20, 2005 4:42 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Finally got my drive Bay LCD installed.
Replies: 2
Views: 2249

Finally got my drive Bay LCD installed.

Been a long time since I posted my rig pics. But anyways here's a few pics of my drive bay LCD installed. Took forever to get a working temp checking method for Nforce4 and had to order some drill bits to make the right size holes (those screw threads are omg wtf skinny. Enjoy. http://img144.imagesh...
by Interitus
Mon Sep 05, 2005 5:19 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: My +5v rail seems low, should i be concerned?
Replies: 3
Views: 1220

Yikes! What's your Temp3? If that's not a video card I'd worry about that too!
by Interitus
Fri Sep 02, 2005 2:01 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: So my Super Silencer 460 is loud now...
Replies: 14
Views: 2990

First, Thanks Tibors for the link, I somehow missed it in my search (have a knack for typing lame strings hehe) Anyways, I did the swap. Couldn't take the noise anymore and selling the PSU wasn't very promising. It's amazing how much quieter the PSU is now. For those wondering, the PSU fan uses a 2-...
by Interitus
Mon Aug 29, 2005 9:56 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: So my Super Silencer 460 is loud now...
Replies: 14
Views: 2990

Only 4-5 months? OK, then it's definately defective. Send it back. Yeah that's another reason for this entire post, was just wondering if this was abnormal for fan failure in the Super Silencers. I'd have to double check my receipt, but it's definitely newer than 6 months. At the most 5 1/2. I just...
by Interitus
Sun Aug 28, 2005 9:31 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: So my Super Silencer 460 is loud now...
Replies: 14
Views: 2990

Seasonic's warranty is for 3 years. The PSU is only ~4-5 months old, so I have at least 2 1/2 years left on the warranty.
by Interitus
Sun Aug 28, 2005 4:19 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: So my Super Silencer 460 is loud now...
Replies: 14
Views: 2990

Yeah I would try it out but I guess it wasn't something I wanted to do really. Not trying to start a flame war about whether it's wrong to do that or not, I just personally don't feel right screwing the system. To each his own :) I'm about 2 days out from just voiding the warranty and doing it anywa...
by Interitus
Wed Aug 24, 2005 9:42 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: So my Super Silencer 460 is loud now...
Replies: 14
Views: 2990

So my Super Silencer 460 is loud now...

Well everyone said the fan in this thing gets clicky. Oh my lord... Clicky is about the 9th word I'd describe this fan with right now. Cardboard in the spokes of a bike wheel pretty much sums it up right now. Anyone have this problem with the SS460? I would understand if it got a little clicky over ...
by Interitus
Wed Aug 24, 2005 9:28 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: D.O.A Antec P180 SPCR Special Edition
Replies: 11
Views: 8661

Read your post and got p$#)*#@ off all over again.

UPS is probably the crappiest, no-good shipper ever.

In the last 2 years they have destroyed no less than FIVE computer cases shipped to me. My advice is to never use UPS again unless it's unavoidable. Those people have serious issues.