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by smoothness
Wed Dec 14, 2005 2:10 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: NMB-MAT RB-1608KL-L 40mm--how to secure to Zalman NB32J?
Replies: 6
Views: 1753

As long as you have decent airflow, you really shouldn't need a fan on your northbridge. Just make sure there is some air moving around it, perhaps from the cpu cooler or whatever, and monitor the temps the first time you try it. Also might help to use thermal compound rather than those heatpads.
by smoothness
Mon Dec 12, 2005 11:15 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Any MATX case interest? & Newbie case advice?
Replies: 74
Views: 35558

Dunno if this will fit your bill, but I was thinking about buying this one for a while - Evercase matx. Fits matx boards, full power supplies, and has front and back 120mm mounting points.
by smoothness
Mon Dec 12, 2005 11:06 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: A cheap Kingwin might have promise
Replies: 1
Views: 947

A cheap Kingwin might have promise

This case is only 65 bucks or so, has a steel chassis, and a front that isn't too gaudy - has sort of an Art Deco feel. The case comes in two colors, black and silver. The silver case has the option of having a window on the side, while the black one apparently only comes with a window (from newegg ...
by smoothness
Sat Jun 11, 2005 10:00 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Super haxed Aerocool fan!
Replies: 4
Views: 1573

uh, stop posting, b/c i was lazy, and there's another thread that was started in april about this fan. go post there :wink:
by smoothness
Sat Jun 11, 2005 9:05 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Super haxed Aerocool fan!
Replies: 4
Views: 1573

Super haxed Aerocool fan!

Make your computer into a silent jetplane! Who wants to be silly and waste 15 bucks? It looks cool, but being a poor college student, I can't indulge in such luxuries.

::for those of you who feel no need to click::
19.66dba
950rpm
37.44CFM
taken right off the page.
by smoothness
Wed Feb 16, 2005 5:05 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: First impression: Zalman VF700-CU + 6800GT
Replies: 54
Views: 19168

thanks for the reply. i suppose it couldn't hurt to apply more paste. i would think that CPUs would require more paste than a GPU, but apparently i might be wrong. *there were no artifacts before the fan swap *the temps i reported were at idle - at load it is 57C *i haven't overclocked the card *i'm...
by smoothness
Wed Feb 16, 2005 8:54 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: First impression: Zalman VF700-CU + 6800GT
Replies: 54
Views: 19168

ok, either i'm doing something wrong, or my computer is just acting up really badly. i installed a vf-700cu on my 6800gt, and according to nvidia's temperature readings, i'm still around 55 degrees C. according to speefan, however, i'm somewhere around 40 to 44 degrees C. what other temperatures are...
by smoothness
Tue Feb 15, 2005 1:42 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: a stretch - possibily the 92 mm nexus.
Replies: 3
Views: 1942

a stretch - possibily the 92 mm nexus.

here's a longshot. looked at the edging/pressing for the 92mm nexus, and this foxconn , and they look the same. I'm probably wrong, but hey, at 1.50 a pop, it can't hurt to try. i can't try it because i only have 80s, but someone else want to give it a shot? remember - don't be a pompous forum elite...
by smoothness
Tue Feb 15, 2005 1:26 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: This fan looks like a NEXUS 120mm (FOR $8 + shipping)
Replies: 327
Views: 146564

Interitus, are the blue-LEDs quiet? Lots of people have asked, but no one has answered in detail.
by smoothness
Thu Feb 10, 2005 1:13 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: how to get a Nidec motor Samsung Spinpont guranteed
Replies: 33
Views: 11097

you can call any microcenter and ask them to pick one with a nidec motor - that's the advantage of the oem boxes being clear.
by smoothness
Thu Feb 10, 2005 1:11 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: seasonic s12 is finally here
Replies: 46
Views: 14384

i was thinking that too [thought about posting it]. however, maybe he was including shipping?
by smoothness
Tue Feb 08, 2005 10:10 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Would the reviewers be interested in a VF700-Cu donation?
Replies: 3
Views: 1839

at this point, i'd usually spam and say something smart-alecky such as "i'd sure love a sample. but just to keep :wink: ." however, i think that's very generous of you, and hope that they take you up on the offer. perhaps they could accept it as payment to become a patron?
by smoothness
Tue Feb 08, 2005 10:04 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: This fan looks like a NEXUS 120mm (FOR $8 + shipping)
Replies: 327
Views: 146564

Well my reasoning was that when I had emailed them, they said this: "Hi smoothness - we are most likely sold out with no plans to re-stock at this point." Now does that mean that they won't sell them anymore, or will they just "drop-ship" them from their distributor when they get the orders? I'm int...
by smoothness
Tue Feb 08, 2005 9:11 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: This fan looks like a NEXUS 120mm (FOR $8 + shipping)
Replies: 327
Views: 146564

i just emailed tekgems to ask them if they were going to order more yate loons - they said they weren't going to restock in the foreseeable future. who wants to spam them and try to get them to re-order.
by smoothness
Sun Feb 06, 2005 10:08 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: new lian li
Replies: 12
Views: 3138

Rusty075 - looks are most definitely subjective. It's mostly marketing, but some people with an eye for the avant-garde, the fashionable, or whatever reasoning they might have will always pay more for something that they believe looks better, regardless of whether or not the function of the case is ...
by smoothness
Sun Feb 06, 2005 3:28 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: new lian li
Replies: 12
Views: 3138

i posted this earlier :wink: . i still think it's a very fine looking case. i currently own a coolermaster praetorian, and although the amplifying side panels do turn me off, the design and quality of the higher end aluminum cases is very appealing. although aluminum does have the tendency to rattl...
by smoothness
Tue Feb 01, 2005 8:47 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: This fan looks like a NEXUS 120mm (FOR $8 + shipping)
Replies: 327
Views: 146564

well as soon as he ships the fans to those who took the plunge first, he'll find out that he'll have a lot more business customers :wink: .
by smoothness
Thu Jan 27, 2005 8:29 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: This fan looks like a NEXUS 120mm (FOR $8 + shipping)
Replies: 327
Views: 146564

great! let us know how long it takes to ship, service, etc.
by smoothness
Wed Jan 26, 2005 12:46 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: This fan looks like a NEXUS 120mm (FOR $8 + shipping)
Replies: 327
Views: 146564

when i was talking about the page from geeks.com being taken out, i mean i had a bookmark to the page with the yateloons on them, and it disappeared. i had been checking it everyday for a couple days, and then it disappeared when i checked this afternoon. oh well.
by smoothness
Wed Jan 26, 2005 12:20 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: This fan looks like a NEXUS 120mm (FOR $8 + shipping)
Replies: 327
Views: 146564

i dunno about the 80mm - someone said they tried the yate loons from another site, and they turned out to be subpar. once we find out whether or not they're good on the turnaround, i'll probably try for some of the 80mm and the 120mm. i've got a coolermaster praetorian with 4 80mm i'm gonna try to s...
by smoothness
Wed Jan 26, 2005 11:25 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: This fan looks like a NEXUS 120mm (FOR $8 + shipping)
Replies: 327
Views: 146564

i suggest buying the orange 120mm yate loons. we know that they actually work when coming from isellsurplus and geeks.com, so it'd be good if we know that their supply is the same. i'd suggest buying a lot of 10, in order to see what the difference between each fan is - not to mention the fact that ...
by smoothness
Wed Jan 26, 2005 11:04 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: This fan looks like a NEXUS 120mm (FOR $8 + shipping)
Replies: 327
Views: 146564

i just visited resellerratings.com, and apparently only 7 people have given tekgems a review in their account lifetime on the site, and none of them have been in the last six months. Anyone willing to take the risk?
by smoothness
Tue Jan 25, 2005 11:30 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: link to HUTIL for Samsung's SATA hard drives
Replies: 5
Views: 1719

the tool doesn't work for my SP1614C or my SP1213C. good try though.
by smoothness
Fri Jan 21, 2005 10:46 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: A new Lian-li case with a 120mm intake
Replies: 2
Views: 1474

A new Lian-li case with a 120mm intake

This came from amdreview.com. Just thought I'd share.
by smoothness
Fri Jan 21, 2005 4:36 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: A consolidation of the upside-down boards
Replies: 11
Views: 3258

"diversity is the key to a good market." - someone important said that. i mean, it can't hurt if there's a bit of diversity in the choices we have for the case style.
by smoothness
Fri Jan 21, 2005 1:20 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: A consolidation of the upside-down boards
Replies: 11
Views: 3258

the worst part is that i even thought about B&O/Nakamichi the first time I saw the case. Then someone on hardforums complained about it not playing anything. So then i thought "how hard could it be to rip apart an Audio CD player, as well as a CD/DVD-ROM drive?" New plan = finding cheap electronics ...
by smoothness
Thu Jan 20, 2005 5:49 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: A consolidation of the upside-down boards
Replies: 11
Views: 3258

A consolidation of the upside-down boards

While searching for a more elegant case in order to suit my needs a la coolermaster/atc/silverstone, i came upon this , which is similar to the aerocool one , which is the same as the silverstone case , which are all probably knock offs/homages to the bevy of high end cases by Lian-li . -edit- Enerm...
by smoothness
Sun Jan 16, 2005 2:33 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: where to buy NIDEC samsungs online?
Replies: 10
Views: 2922

i'll say it for a third time: Microcenters have OEM Samsung HDs, and I hand picked my own Nidec motor. Tyrdium - you should check it out in Cambridge.
by smoothness
Sat Jan 15, 2005 8:35 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Smallest ATX Case suggestion - Please
Replies: 5
Views: 2030

my suggestion is to shop around newegg, or any other big stores with a good selection of cases, and just look for beige boxes - they're usually smaller than the "appealing" cases, but you'll have a hard time finding one that has 120 mounts and is small.
by smoothness
Sat Jan 15, 2005 8:32 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman 7000 Cu clone without fan: $15 at SVC.com
Replies: 6
Views: 2333

it'd be cool if someone has actually bought one, and seen whether or not this thing can hold the proverbial candle to the real zalman.