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by Rizban
Tue Feb 08, 2005 4:53 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Zalman NB47 Mutilation to fit DFI nForce4 MB?
Replies: 6
Views: 2222

I hope you're right. I'll look forward to hearing how it goes when you build your system.
Good luck.
by Rizban
Mon Feb 07, 2005 7:45 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Zalman NB47 Mutilation to fit DFI nForce4 MB?
Replies: 6
Views: 2222

Zalman NB47 Mutilation to fit DFI nForce4 MB?

Is there any reasonable way to mutliate the Zalman NB47 chipset cooler (or some other passive solution) to fit DFI's new nForce4 motherboard? A link to the unfortunate chipset arrangement is here: http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=23067 I'd prefer the DFI board to the o...
by Rizban
Fri Jan 21, 2005 6:52 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Easy Silencing of MSI NX6600GT VTD128
Replies: 18
Views: 8831

What fi you don't have rubber nubs?

Sometimeswarrior:
Do you have a suggestion for one who does not have the rubber nubs you've used? I like your solution for its ease and cheapness :-) but I want to make sure I can secure the fan appropriately before buying the components.
TIA.
by Rizban
Sun Dec 05, 2004 4:48 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Problem with Super Silencer 460?
Replies: 19
Views: 4391

A word of caution, these ps may have a problem with a low 3.3 rail. Mine and others show this. No problems oc'ing with mine though. I'm running 2460 MHz What is a handy way to measure the 3.3 V rail with a voltmeter? Measuring the 12 and 5 V rails is easy through a molex connector, but how can I ge...
by Rizban
Tue Nov 30, 2004 8:24 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: XP-120 - Will it fit on upcoming MSI nforce4 Ultra?
Replies: 4
Views: 1853

That's good news about the XP-120. I'll wait until the board is out and hopefully Thermalright checks the compatibility. SLI is a good idea for those who want the fastest possible graphics performance, but in the midrange, a single card can get good enough performance for what I am looking for. By t...
by Rizban
Sun Nov 28, 2004 7:33 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: XP-120 - Will it fit on upcoming MSI nforce4 Ultra?
Replies: 4
Views: 1853

XP-120 - Will it fit on upcoming MSI nforce4 Ultra?

I don't expect a scientific answer without giving measurements, but does anyone have a good feel for whether the XP-120 will fit in the new MSI nforce4 Ultra http://www.tbreak.com/reviews/article.php?id=339 ?
by Rizban
Fri Nov 26, 2004 1:03 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Any advantages of SI-97 or SP-97 versus XP-90 for A64?
Replies: 3
Views: 1340

Thanks for the info. I didn't realise that these heatsinks were for different sockets.
by Rizban
Thu Nov 25, 2004 12:34 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Any advantages of SI-97 or SP-97 versus XP-90 for A64?
Replies: 3
Views: 1340

Any advantages of SI-97 or SP-97 versus XP-90 for A64?

Looking through these forums and the articles, it looks like the Thermalright XP-90 is the best bet for those that don't have the space for an XP-120.

However, I see many prople recomending the SI-97 or SP-97 for A64 boards. Are there advantages to either of these two heatsinks over the XP-90?
by Rizban
Fri Nov 05, 2004 7:45 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Should I replace the rear grille on my 4252 with a wire gril
Replies: 4
Views: 1424

Should I replace the rear grille on my 4252 with a wire gril

I have a question for those with an Evercase 4252 (or similar). Would I see an improvement in cooling if I trim the rear grille and replace it with a wire grille? I did get an improvement from nibbling the front grille, but that one is more restrictive. The rear grille looks pretty open to me. http:...
by Rizban
Mon Nov 01, 2004 7:48 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: evercase 120mm fan mount question UK
Replies: 3
Views: 1574

I have a 4252 that I received a few weeks ago. The rear mount does have 120mm screw holes. The front grille does not have "official" 120mm fan mounting holes. However, I was able to mount my 120x25mm fan with two screws through the holes in the grille. It is definitely secure enough.
by Rizban
Wed Oct 27, 2004 7:51 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: PWM v Voltage regulation - nice summary article
Replies: 7
Views: 2352

Thanks for the link. There is lots of interesting info there.
by Rizban
Sun Oct 24, 2004 10:40 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: PWM v Voltage regulation - nice summary article
Replies: 7
Views: 2352

Does anyone have the circuit for a Zalman Fanmate? I am curious how a fanmate reduces the voltage of the fan without absorbing several watts in a resistor.
by Rizban
Wed Oct 20, 2004 4:18 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: D8000 VS. Black Knight VS. Evercase 4252
Replies: 6
Views: 3008

I really like my 4252 case. I just replaced my old Enlight a week ago and really notice the difference. It has very good airflow and a quiet design. The black version at Newegg with the USB + Audio connectors is very nice and quite inexpensive. http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?descripti...
by Rizban
Sun Oct 17, 2004 7:58 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Best 120x25mm fan avail. at Best Byte(for exchange of fan)
Replies: 2
Views: 1249

Thanks for the reply. I didn't realize the adjustment on the Enermax was so small. I try undervolting it more and see what difference that makes.
Thanks.
by Rizban
Fri Oct 15, 2004 11:36 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Thanks everyone for the tips!
Replies: 0
Views: 837

Thanks everyone for the tips!

Thanks everyone for the tips building my new system. I've only just started my upgrade from an old 1GHz Athlon with an Enlight beige box. A few days ago I received my Evercase 4252, Panaflo 12L 120mm fan, a couple of fanmates and assorted pieces. After moving everything to the new case I was very su...
by Rizban
Fri Oct 15, 2004 11:07 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Best 120x25mm fan avail. at Best Byte(for exchange of fan)
Replies: 2
Views: 1249

Best 120x25mm fan avail. at Best Byte(for exchange of fan)

I recently bought an Enermax 120x25mm adjustable fan from Best Byte (among other things), and it isn't quiet even at the lowest adjustment. I'd like to exchange it for another of their 120x25mm fans. Are any of these 120mm fans a good alternative? I will be using a fanmate to drop the voltage as muc...
by Rizban
Fri Oct 15, 2004 5:51 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What is quietest: Non Nidec Samsung or Seagate 7200.7 ?
Replies: 4
Views: 3256

What is quietest: Non Nidec Samsung or Seagate 7200.7 ?

I'd rather not risk having to RMA the drive if I get a non-Nidec Samsung. If the Samsung has the JVC motor, does it become louder than the Seagate 7200.7? Which drive would people recommend given the current state of Spinpoints (hopefully Seagate will switch motors in the future to something quieter...
by Rizban
Thu Oct 14, 2004 7:02 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Suggestion for quiet PS with Athlon 64, Enough +12V ?
Replies: 10
Views: 3307

Thanks

Thanks everyone for the tips. That clears things up for me. Breaking down the current requirements for each component is a great help. It's good to know that I can have a fairly speedy system without loosing the ability to pick quiet components. Burcakb, where do you find out the current (or wattage...
by Rizban
Wed Oct 13, 2004 4:25 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Suggestion for quiet PS with Athlon 64, Enough +12V ?
Replies: 10
Views: 3307

Suggestion for quiet PS with Athlon 64, Enough +12V ?

I'd like some suggestions regarding the best/quietest power supply that is appropriate for my planned system. I am confused by all the options available I plan to have an MSI K8N Neo2, Athlon 64 3200+, a GeForce 6800 and three or four HDs. Looking at the posts and recomendations on this site, it loo...
by Rizban
Sat Oct 09, 2004 8:53 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Review of 160GB: Samsung SATA vs. Seagate 7200.7 SATA
Replies: 20
Views: 4774

Still unsure about whether Samsung or Seagate is quieter.

I am still not sure what the best choice is regarding which SATA drive to order. I'd rather not risk ending up with a JVC motor and having to RMA the drive (if possible).
Assuming the Spinpoint comes with the noisier drive motor, which is quieter, the Seagate 7200.7 or the Samsung?
by Rizban
Sat Oct 09, 2004 8:44 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Evercase 4252, 120mm fan in front?
Replies: 4
Views: 2221

7000A with 4252?

Thanks for the advice.
I noticed on your sig that you are using the SilentBoost. How is this as a CPU cooler? I was hoping to use the Zalman 7000A heatsink. Do you think it will fit in the 4252 case using an Athlon64 motherboard?
by Rizban
Thu Oct 07, 2004 5:38 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Evercase 4252, 120mm fan in front?
Replies: 4
Views: 2221

Evercase 4252, 120mm fan in front?

I am about to order an Evercase 4252, and I am wondering what fans I should order with it. Can I fit a 120mm fan in the front? If not, what modding needs to be done to get one to fit? Should I stick with a 120mm in the back and an 80mm fan up front? Also, I am a little confused as to which fan to bu...
by Rizban
Mon Sep 27, 2004 9:32 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Noisetaker or Seasonic Super Silencer 400?
Replies: 5
Views: 1711

Noisetaker or Seasonic Super Silencer 400?

Looking over the reviews here, I really like the efficiency of the Noisetaker 425 or 475 and Seasonic Super Silencer 400. Plus, it looks like both are pretty quiet. What are the advantages of one over the other? They both are similarly priced, have similar efficiencies, etc. Does anyone that has exp...
by Rizban
Fri Sep 24, 2004 11:38 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: cooler master ceturion 5: any first hand experience?
Replies: 14
Views: 3861

4 Hard Drives?

idano,

Is the first drive bay really useless for mounting a hard drive, as mentioned on Anand Tech?

I'd like the option of four hard drives plus my 3.5 card reader.
by Rizban
Wed Sep 22, 2004 6:13 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Best quiet, black case with no door
Replies: 25
Views: 7978

Thanks for all the suggestions. I like the Evercase 4292. Can you stick a 120mm fan in front?

Is there a reason people don't recommend the Silverstone SST-TJ04 Gloria? I can see that the grilles are a bit restrictive, but I could nibble them out and replace 'em.
by Rizban
Sun Sep 19, 2004 5:01 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Best quiet, black case with no door
Replies: 25
Views: 7978

Best quiet, black case with no door

I have been reading the case reviews here and elsewhere and it looks like a case with dual 120mm fans is the best choice for cool and quiet cases. However, it seems almost all of the good cases include a door. For me, doors are inconvenient and often flimsy. The only case I've found that has the opt...