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by Webmonkey
Sun Dec 21, 2008 9:27 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Enermax PRO82+ vs. MODU82+ - what is the difference?
Replies: 6
Views: 2088

burebista wrote:They are identical inside. Modu is...modular. :)
If you have money go for Pro but VX450 is very-very close to it performance/sound wise.
hey thanks!

I was considering the VX450 as I can get that locally.


How is HX450 compared to VX??
by Webmonkey
Sun Dec 21, 2008 6:41 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Enermax PRO82+ vs. MODU82+ - what is the difference?
Replies: 6
Views: 2088

Enermax PRO82+ vs. MODU82+ - what is the difference?

Hi guys, I think my Seasonic S-500 need replacement, as my PC suddently shuts off after turning it on now. I can not find the Modu82+ anywhere, but the "pro" version I can get - the big question is just - is it just as good or??? I do not know how it compared to the Corsair VX450 which I can have re...
by Webmonkey
Tue Oct 31, 2006 7:21 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: recomendation for new 3.5" silent drive? Samsung or WD
Replies: 0
Views: 1576

recomendation for new 3.5" silent drive? Samsung or WD

I currently have the following drives: Samsung Spinpoint P120 250GB PATA - Smart shows health at 98% Seagate Baracuda 7200.7 160GB PATA - Smart shows health at 55% Seagate Baracuda 7200.7 200GB PATA - Smart short healt at 45% I am planing to get rid of the seagate and get a single drive at around 25...
by Webmonkey
Mon Oct 02, 2006 10:08 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Asus Q-Fan [Question]
Replies: 15
Views: 7435

Re: Asus Q-Fan [Question]

When I select Asus Q-Fan to Silent Mode, does anyone know what voltage it's going at? Because from eyeing my 120mm fan in the back it looks like it's spinning faster than when I volt mod it to 5V using a Zalman volt mod cable. Where do you set it to "silent mode"? I have Q-fan on my A8N32 and can f...
by Webmonkey
Mon Oct 02, 2006 11:37 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Controlling Asus Q-fan on the A8N32 - possible at all???
Replies: 0
Views: 1201

Controlling Asus Q-fan on the A8N32 - possible at all???

I have an Asus A8N32 mainboard and have enabled Q-Fan in the BIOS (CMOS). But the thing seems more anoying now thant without Q-Fan, as I can clearly hear it rev up and down, even on the idle desktop... this does make my 92mm 23dB Papst more noticeable than if it ran at full speed... any suggestions???
by Webmonkey
Mon Oct 02, 2006 11:34 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Asus Q-Fan [Question]
Replies: 15
Views: 7435

Re: Asus Q-Fan [Question]

When I select Asus Q-Fan to Silent Mode, does anyone know what voltage it's going at? Because from eyeing my 120mm fan in the back it looks like it's spinning faster than when I volt mod it to 5V using a Zalman volt mod cable. Where do you set it to "silent mode"? I have Q-fan on my A8N32 and can f...
by Webmonkey
Mon Jul 31, 2006 10:15 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7900GT passive stock cooling from MSI
Replies: 48
Views: 24766

do you have the 7900gt ko now? How is it working out, any issues? Should arrive today. We expect at full report tonight! :P My own report on the ASUS EN7600GT Silent is that when idle on the desktop, the big wing feel barely warmer than my skin. After a 30min BF2 session, it fells warmer, but I wou...
by Webmonkey
Mon Jul 31, 2006 4:57 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7900GT passive stock cooling from MSI
Replies: 48
Views: 24766

yacoub wrote:
GamingGod wrote:do you have the 7900gt ko now? How is it working out, any issues?
Should arrive today.

We expect at full report tonight! :P
by Webmonkey
Sun Jul 30, 2006 9:20 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7900GT passive stock cooling from MSI
Replies: 48
Views: 24766

Guys, just got an ASUS EN7600GT silent - it runs cooler than my old GF6600 passive 300/250MHz card and the strangest thing is that the PCB is BLUE like on the current ASUS website - but all reviews of the card I have seen feature a GREEN PCB. Anyone know if there is a difference - besides the color ...
by Webmonkey
Sat Jul 29, 2006 4:05 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7900GT passive stock cooling from MSI
Replies: 48
Views: 24766

I was thrilled when I discovered about the passive 7800GT(X?) from ASUS and thought they would come soon with a passive 7900GT which would be easier to cool because of the 90nm manufacturing process. I don't know why they never produced it, but I am glad MSI (and Albatron) are doing it now. The MSI...
by Webmonkey
Thu Jul 27, 2006 10:13 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Which Passive 7600GS?
Replies: 7
Views: 3888

Galaxy has just released a Dual-Slot 7600GS with a massive and passive Arctic-Cooling heatsink. Galaxy 7600GS DDR2 Passive Press release . http://www.galaxytech.com/images/7600GS-DDR2.jpg That cooler looks like something from an V8 engine block! :D But why so big? Other manufactors GS cards get by ...
by Webmonkey
Thu Jul 27, 2006 9:42 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive 7600GT or passive 7900GT???
Replies: 3
Views: 2439

Passive 7600GT or passive 7900GT???

Hello fellow silencers! I have made up my mind and rules out getting the 7900GTX because of the price and worries about that the cooler might not be quiet enough and bad experiences with stock coolers that are quiet when new, after 6 months start to scream at me. Besides, I am not a heavy gamer, mor...
by Webmonkey
Mon Jul 24, 2006 3:10 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7900GT passive stock cooling from MSI
Replies: 48
Views: 24766

EndoSteel wrote:IMO, there's no way this thing can cool a 7900GT with no external airflow involved. At least VM-101 fails, even with fins spaced 4mm apart to help natural convection.

source??? :shock:
by Webmonkey
Sat Jul 22, 2006 11:05 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7900GT passive stock cooling from MSI
Replies: 48
Views: 24766

Did anyone see this? Albatron are also making a passive 7900GT.

http://techreport.com/etc/2006q2/computex/index.x?pg=2
by Webmonkey
Thu Jul 20, 2006 2:56 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7900GT passive stock cooling from MSI
Replies: 48
Views: 24766

EndoSteel wrote:IMO, there's no way this thing can cool a 7900GT with no external airflow involved. At least VM-101 fails, even with fins spaced 4mm apart to help natural convection.
Asus made it with a passive 7800 - so, why could a 7900 not be cooled??
by Webmonkey
Thu Jul 20, 2006 8:42 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Most Powerful Silent Or Quiet Graphics Card
Replies: 7
Views: 3949

A 7900GTX is very quiet with it's 92mm axial cooling fan and since Nvidia uses a full-blown, 4-wire PWM fan on this card, you can use a tool like RivaTuner to set it at practically any speed you want since the GPU is very cool running. I have mine spinning at around 700rpm and it is inaudiable. Wha...
by Webmonkey
Tue Jul 18, 2006 11:40 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7900GT passive stock cooling from MSI
Replies: 48
Views: 24766

JAH wrote:I want this card for my HTPC, too bad if it's a European release only.

Guess I need to find an EU online retailer that have this instock and is willing to ship to the US.
Is this not overkill for a HTPC?????
by Webmonkey
Tue Jul 18, 2006 4:28 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7900GT passive stock cooling from MSI
Replies: 48
Views: 24766

A quick search at european pricewatching sites seems to indicate a price of about 2/3 of an average 7900GTX card. Hi guys! Just saw that the card have come into stock today in Denmark. Price ended up being about 2/3 of the original Asus 7800 TOP silent passive card... this is great news! (I just wo...
by Webmonkey
Tue Jul 04, 2006 8:11 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7900GTX stock cooling performance = Zalman VF700Cu
Replies: 19
Views: 7714

Well, it turns out I was only sort-of correct. :? I'm in the process of setting up a new machine. The vga bios slows the 7600GT's fan down somewhat a few seconds after the inital full-tilt rpm at boot-up, but it didn't slow down to its quietest level (which isn't very quiet really*) until I install...
by Webmonkey
Tue Jul 04, 2006 3:05 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7900GTX stock cooling performance = Zalman VF700Cu
Replies: 19
Views: 7714

DrCR wrote:Correct me if i'm wrong, but the fan is _not_ driver (OS) controlled but vga bios controlled... ;)
I hope you are correct, this would be the most logical design, so that cooler performance is depending on a driver.....
by Webmonkey
Sat Jul 01, 2006 6:32 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HiS - Radeon X1900 XT ICEQ3 is is Silent/Quiet? DAMN YES!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 12033

Nina, I really don't know much about turbo. As far as silent, I would go with the IceQ3 version, because it has an improved fan, and also better cooling, if you ever want to overclock it and take it more to the extreme. can anyone tell how this ICEQ3 cooler compared the 7900GTX reference design..??...
by Webmonkey
Wed Jun 28, 2006 11:50 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180: Reverse rear fan for better cooling???
Replies: 16
Views: 5631

Well, it never hurts to try :) Nice thing is, you won't fry anything trying whatever combo you want to. Comb BTW - How is your X-Fi getting along with the nForce4 based A8N32? I have considered getting the cheap X-Fi, but are worried after it became know that there are some compatibility problems w...
by Webmonkey
Wed Jun 28, 2006 11:45 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180: Reverse rear fan for better cooling???
Replies: 16
Views: 5631

Well, it never hurts to try :) Nice thing is, you won't fry anything trying whatever combo you want to. I did have my top fan blowing cool air over my proc for a while, but noticed a slight increase in temps for all components. It was blowing the air over my proc and preventing some warm air below ...
by Webmonkey
Tue Jun 27, 2006 2:23 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180: Reverse rear fan for better cooling???
Replies: 16
Views: 5631

I am not sure if I would do that. You will sending warm air toward your proc. IMHO, you would be better off trying to draw more air over the chipset and out the back. Do you run both fans at top speed? If so, that top fan might be pulling some much needed air up instead of over your chipset. What C...
by Webmonkey
Tue Jun 27, 2006 6:23 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Still issues with Antec Phantom 500 and ASUS mainboards?
Replies: 5
Views: 2356

Still issues with Antec Phantom 500 and ASUS mainboards?

About 6 months ago, I bought an S12-500W. At that time I had my 3 year old big tower case, but now that I have a P180, I wonder if it is time to get a Phantom 500. But I have read about the Phantoms problems with some ASUS mainboards and I am the owner of a A8N32-sli. Has the issues been fixed? Anyo...
by Webmonkey
Sun Jun 25, 2006 11:18 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7900GT passive stock cooling from MSI
Replies: 48
Views: 24766

A quick search at european pricewatching sites seems to indicate a price of about 2/3 of an average 7900GTX card. that sounds acceptable. But any closer to the GTX, I think I will just get a GTX... It is a nobrainer that the passive is quieter than the GTX, but, the noise floor in P180 mysystem is ...
by Webmonkey
Sun Jun 25, 2006 3:12 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7900GT passive stock cooling from MSI
Replies: 48
Views: 24766

any word on pricing? If the price is not far from a 7900gtx...then...argh..
by Webmonkey
Sat Jun 24, 2006 11:12 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HiS - Radeon X1900 XT ICEQ3 is is Silent/Quiet? DAMN YES!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 12033

whoatethepies wrote:If you can wait, I should be getting mine this coming week, all being well. I'll let you know what I think if you like?
thank you very much... I look forward to hearing about it...

Being as quiet or better than a zalman at 5v... just sounds tooo good...
by Webmonkey
Sat Jun 24, 2006 11:11 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HiS - Radeon X1900 XT ICEQ3 is is Silent/Quiet? DAMN YES!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 12033

oscar3d wrote:I got my HIS X1900XTX IceQ3 coming next moday. I will let you guys know how it is.
THNX!!! :D
by Webmonkey
Sat Jun 24, 2006 7:34 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HiS - Radeon X1900 XT ICEQ3 is is Silent/Quiet? DAMN YES!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 12033

Well they'll tell you its quiet, but then so does everyone these days (see: SilentX)! :roll: From what I've heard it isn't good enough to be judged as quiet. As for the 7900GTX, some people have posted saying they're very quiet for a VGA card, better even than many aftermarket solutions. They aren'...