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by clarkkent333
Thu Nov 17, 2005 8:28 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Thermalright V-1 Revision
Replies: 44
Views: 13863

Nice job Warrior. I was going to email them next week and ask if they were coming out with a new revision. Good timing too, I was just going to buy an NV silencer to replace my Zalman.
by clarkkent333
Tue Nov 15, 2005 11:18 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P180 + Seasonic S12-600 + Asus A8N32-SLI
Replies: 9
Views: 3964

It will fit but it's pretty tight. I've got the S12-500 and the A8n-sli premium and it just barely fits. Actually I think it's putting some tug on the 12v board connector. You have to snake it under the PCI-e lock and around the passive heatsink.
by clarkkent333
Sun Nov 13, 2005 11:50 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Swap fan on a VF700
Replies: 25
Views: 12863

Would an 80X25 fan work? I've got an L1a sitting around doing nothing.
by clarkkent333
Sun Nov 13, 2005 11:48 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: p180 chipset ram cooling secondary fan
Replies: 9
Views: 2863

Would a graphics card with an Arctic Cooling Silencer put in the top slot, be in the perfect position to aid with cooling the northbridge heatsink? I've got almost the same setup as the OP and I'm having the same problems. I think it stems from the VF-700 recycling heat back into the case. The NV S...
by clarkkent333
Sat Oct 15, 2005 10:23 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: TIM application during Ninja installation
Replies: 6
Views: 1735

getting the layer of TIM thin isn't the problem. It's keeping it that way. When I clip on the first side of the Ninja and lower it down the heatsink invariably smudges up the TIM. I can't seem to manage it without getting the TIM smugded. I'm on a 939 if that matters.
by clarkkent333
Sat Oct 15, 2005 12:43 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Anyone using elastic to mount their hard drives in the P180?
Replies: 11
Views: 3156

Ackelind wrote:For me, my Samsung Spinpoint hard drives can be heard as a slight "woosh" of air, nothing more. Seeks are audible but not heard two meters away.
Did you have any issues with the vertical mounting? Did you have to string up the elastic any differently?
by clarkkent333
Fri Oct 14, 2005 1:25 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: TIM application during Ninja installation
Replies: 6
Views: 1735

TIM application during Ninja installation

How the hell are you supposed to apply an even layer of TIM when the Ninja pressures on the CPU like it does? I'm having a bitch of a time trying to keep my application untouched and install the Ninja without bending the fins to high hell. Did anyone else have a problem with this? How about a soluti...
by clarkkent333
Fri Oct 14, 2005 1:21 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Anyone using elastic to mount their hard drives in the P180?
Replies: 11
Views: 3156

I just don't think the grommets are providing an adequate level of dampening. Seeks are still loud and so are idle's. I figured it was worth a try to see if there was any improvement. I'm just worried about weight load and balance since they won't be sitting horizontally. Anyone having an issue wit...
by clarkkent333
Wed Oct 12, 2005 5:13 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Anyone using elastic to mount their hard drives in the P180?
Replies: 11
Views: 3156

I just don't think the grommets are providing an adequate level of dampening. Seeks are still loud and so are idle's. I figured it was worth a try to see if there was any improvement. I'm just worried about weight load and balance since they won't be sitting horizontally.
by clarkkent333
Wed Oct 12, 2005 9:41 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Anyone using elastic to mount their hard drives in the P180?
Replies: 11
Views: 3156

I initially tried the included silicone rubber grommets on my P180, but no matter how loose>tight I tightened the mounting screws, I was left with an audible hum from my Samsung SP1614N HDD. My solution was to mount it on two 3/8" Sorbothane strips, sitting on top of a drive sled in the upper 3.5" ...
by clarkkent333
Tue Oct 11, 2005 4:45 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Anyone using elastic to mount their hard drives in the P180?
Replies: 11
Views: 3156

Anyone using elastic to mount their hard drives in the P180?

Just curious if everyone is using the rubber grommets or if anyone has tried mounting them with elastic.
by clarkkent333
Tue Oct 11, 2005 4:29 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Silent external drive enclosure
Replies: 8
Views: 3130

I asked this question a couple of weeks back. The response was tepid at best. Basically the best option is to get an all aluminum unit. The problem with those are that most of the drive tray's don't make proper heatsinks to transfer the heat to the case. It just kind of builds up and overheats. I ha...
by clarkkent333
Sun Oct 09, 2005 10:20 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: How to apply AS5 on GPU core?
Replies: 8
Views: 2442

I had problems applying to my 7800 with the VF-700. since you can't lay it flat during installation (damned back plate) I kept smudging the nice flat plane I had made. I ended up just putting a dab on. Now I kind of regret it, although my GPU runs about 52-55 @ 5-7v.
by clarkkent333
Sun Oct 09, 2005 10:16 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180 Temps
Replies: 10
Views: 4409

Thought I'd piggy back on this thread since it deals with the same topic. I'm setting up my system and after a week I'm concerned that my temps are too high. Here's my specs: X2 3800 w/ Scythe Ninja BFG 7800GT w/ Zalman VF-700 CU Seasonic S12-500 ASUS A8n-sli premium Maxtor 300GB DM10 SATA in bottom...
by clarkkent333
Sun Oct 09, 2005 7:47 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Rheostat suggestion needed
Replies: 4
Views: 1390

Sunbeam - cheap, simple, and very very effective. Plus it doesn't use PWM and you can control the entire voltage range.
by clarkkent333
Sat Oct 08, 2005 3:46 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Stay away from the Seagate 7200.9 160GB model!Very Loud!
Replies: 18
Views: 10752

Well that's a bit vague there chief. How did you have it installed? When did you get the noise: during idle or seek? Was the noise constant?
by clarkkent333
Sat Oct 08, 2005 3:42 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: NVSilencer5 Rev3 Released
Replies: 18
Views: 4114

So has anyone installed one yet? How's the noise? Have they fixed that damned clicking fan?
by clarkkent333
Tue Sep 27, 2005 1:04 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Maxtor Maxline III
Replies: 4
Views: 1721

Well I've been reading up over at SR and the Maxline are supposed to be enterprize class. I wasn't sure it that lead them to being noiser, or producing more heat, or both. Kind of wanted to hear from anyone who had one to see some first hand results.
by clarkkent333
Mon Sep 26, 2005 3:31 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Maxtor Maxline III
Replies: 4
Views: 1721

Maxtor Maxline III

Was just wondering if anyone had one or two of these and how the sound/heat are. I think I've decided on this to replace my stupid WD 3200.
by clarkkent333
Sun Sep 25, 2005 5:20 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: SPCR review on the Antec Truepower 2.0 550watt?
Replies: 4
Views: 1666

Count me in as interested. Especially in the higher power 550.
by clarkkent333
Sun Sep 25, 2005 5:18 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: p180 side panel bulge
Replies: 9
Views: 3698

Woah, that's not good. Get on the phone with Antec ASAP. Looks like you got yourself a lemon.
by clarkkent333
Sun Sep 25, 2005 5:06 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Potential for quiet performance - Nvidia 7800GT
Replies: 16
Views: 5056

I just put a VF700 on my BFT7800GTOC and it's running very cool and quiet. Haven't had a chance to drive it home yet but it's doing good in normal operation so far.
by clarkkent333
Sun Sep 25, 2005 5:05 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Need suggestions on a quiet and cool 300GB+ SATA drive
Replies: 0
Views: 838

Need suggestions on a quiet and cool 300GB+ SATA drive

I'm actually going to end up with more than 1, probably 3. They are going into the bottom chamber of a P180. I recently got 3 bad WD 3200JS drives so I'm not exactly excited about going back to WD. I think the Samsung 250GB is nice but I know that it won't be enough space, which means that I'll end ...
by clarkkent333
Tue Sep 20, 2005 3:04 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Silent external enclosure
Replies: 6
Views: 2091

Is the tray actually part of the case design or does the HD sit on it seperate of the aluminum?
by clarkkent333
Tue Sep 20, 2005 2:46 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Looking for affordable, quiet 120mm fans (in the US)
Replies: 29
Views: 12380

Stay away from the Coolermaster's. I just got 4 of the blue ones from SVC and they have the most annoying grinding noise I think I've ever heard. It's even worse @ 7v.
by clarkkent333
Fri Sep 16, 2005 10:47 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7800GT owners - pls help
Replies: 21
Views: 7133

My BFG 7800GT is a screamer. I've got a VF700 on the way and hopefully it will be able to solve the problem. I'm disappointed that the Thermalright V-1 doesn't fit because the Zalman isn't the quietest solution out there.
by clarkkent333
Fri Sep 16, 2005 10:43 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Anyone else have heat issues with the Seasonic S12 series?
Replies: 66
Views: 32148

I'm getting the same heat venting issue with my S12-380 in a Sonata case. It makes the top of the case warm to the touch and keeps my optical's nice and toasty. I'm emailing Seasonic about a replacement.
by clarkkent333
Fri Sep 16, 2005 10:42 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Silent external enclosure
Replies: 6
Views: 2091

Silent external enclosure

I've currently got a model with a fan and its way way too annoying for me. I was thinking about an all metal unit but most of them don't really conduct heat very well. I was hoping some of you guys might have experience and could lend me a few recommendations. Thanks.
by clarkkent333
Tue Aug 16, 2005 6:18 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Help me order a Ninja!
Replies: 35
Views: 8871

Yeah I ended up getting in on one later. They're the only ones with them in stock at the moment so if you guys want one I suggest you jump on it fast before they sell out again.
by clarkkent333
Mon Aug 15, 2005 4:35 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Help me order a Ninja!
Replies: 35
Views: 8871

In case anyone's curious, SVC seems to have them back in stock. It's on their front page now.

EDIT - Shows as out of stock when I try and put it in the cart. Damn.