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by aaronspink
Fri Aug 13, 2010 10:34 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic X-400 Fanless PSU
Replies: 167
Views: 61873

Yes of course merlin. Problem for me is to understand the "want" part of it :). In meantime i found one use where it does make a point to have a fanless PSU - in recording studio, or in a place where you have a completely fanless open setup. But once you have a fan on a graphics card, a fan on CPU ...
by aaronspink
Fri Aug 13, 2010 10:27 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic X-400 Fanless PSU
Replies: 167
Views: 61873

Well, considering the price, i don't see a point of buying this vs the X-650. Take a look - US$139, that is $165 with 19% VAT (the typical VAT in Europe), converted to € it is 128 euros. Add a profit for the seller to that and we are at 135-140€ range. Seasonic X-650 is 130€. So unless you ha...
by aaronspink
Fri Aug 13, 2010 10:24 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic X-400 Fanless PSU
Replies: 167
Views: 61873

Was wondering the same thing. There would be significant demand for that type of PSU. There are plenty of people with setups that utilize very little draw most of the time (using word, browsing, etc.) but who prefer the comfort of knowing they can draw load or upgrade components (adding sli/crossfi...
by aaronspink
Mon Mar 10, 2008 2:30 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: New CPU cooler from Scythe, "Orochi"
Replies: 51
Views: 25182

looks like the second layer of heatpipes are not making direct contact with the base of the heatsink. This probably hurts Orochi's performance. My guess is, the extra surface area is not justified by the total heatpipe performance. Yeah, the frostytech review paints the orochi in a very disappointi...
by aaronspink
Thu Jun 16, 2005 1:00 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Yonah
Replies: 64
Views: 19124

Re: Yonah

derekva wrote:
perplex wrote:TDP 16W !
Also keep in mind that Intel measures TDP at idle, while AMD measures TDP at peak...

-Derek
Your information is incorrect.

Aaron Spink
speaking for myself inc.
by aaronspink
Fri Apr 15, 2005 9:18 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: SLK3000B
Replies: 16
Views: 4599

That doesn't sound too good. I have a SLK300B too, only 1 HD and I haven't suspended it. I can definetly hear it but no resonating sound yet. Does the acoustipak do anything to stop the resonating waves? Mcmaster-Carr item number 9709T19. Enough to put multiple layers on the case. Will dampen out p...
by aaronspink
Thu Apr 14, 2005 12:06 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Why you dont need 500 watts
Replies: 30
Views: 7211

Processor ~100W peak with an additional 15-20W of DC-DC overhead Video Card 2x100W [...] Motherboard 15-25W Where did you get these numbers from? Processor? 100W is about right for a top of the line processor running a power virus... 6800 Ultra OC 512 will run ~100W min at load. Motherboard - start...
by aaronspink
Thu Apr 14, 2005 12:02 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: SLK 3700 case vibration
Replies: 11
Views: 2543

I have about had it with this case. I tried suspending the drives and the case vibrates. Now I just ran down to CompUSA and got some of the Cooler and Anit Noise dampners and the case still vibrates. You can feel the whole top of the case vibrate. It reaches a resonate peak about every 3 seconds. T...
by aaronspink
Wed Apr 13, 2005 1:00 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Why you dont need 500 watts
Replies: 30
Views: 7211

Q: But I'm building an SLI system with a lot of different hard drives. A: It's still the same deal. The most amount of power measured from a video card was 76W with the 6800 Ultra at full load with an over clock. Let's round that up to 80 for easier math. You'll get 160W from the video. Now the hig...
by aaronspink
Mon Aug 23, 2004 3:34 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 12G12M vs L1A
Replies: 11
Views: 3049

Re: 12G12M vs L1A

I'm thinkin about just pickin this fan up cuz its the most convenient thing to do. I plan on moving the stock antec fan to the front and moutning the m1 in the back and then sealing off all the holes. i don't want to do what ralf did and mount a 92mm L1A since i'm really not in the mood for drillin...
by aaronspink
Thu Aug 19, 2004 1:51 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Are there any 120mm quiet fans w/ 3pin connector ONLY?
Replies: 21
Views: 5589

Re: Are there any 120mm quiet fans w/ 3pin connector ONLY?

Hellspawn wrote:Been looking around and can't find a single 120mm quiet fan (or any noise level) with only a 3pin (tach sensing) power source.

Is there such an animal?
The 120mm Mechatronics fan at coolerguys is 3 pin and supposedly very very quiet.
by aaronspink
Thu Aug 12, 2004 12:53 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Waterblocks for nvidia 6800
Replies: 6
Views: 2928

Just an update. Got an email back from PolarFlo. So now the only question is how does the TT VGA compare to my existing Maze4GPU: So far the concensus (procooling, etc) is that PolarFlo is all bling and no zing. Its pretty hard to tell since they won't send the block to be reviewed by any of the re...
by aaronspink
Mon Jul 19, 2004 9:54 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Panaflo 80 "M" -- nice alternative!!
Replies: 47
Views: 18229

http://www.allelectronics.com/cgi-bin/category.cgi?category=220&item=CF-118&type=store Panaflo® DC Brushless Model FBA08A24M for $3.00. It needs 24 volts I think looking at the "24" in the model number, not the standard 12, but it seems to just have the standard 3 pin motherboard connector. Can I s...
by aaronspink
Fri Apr 23, 2004 9:40 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Someone cloned the Zalman CNPS7000 !
Replies: 14
Views: 3616

Not sure how close the Primecooler resembles the Zalman 7000........when compared to Cooltek's effort... http://www.dirkvader.de/page/ct8c-48cu/1.jpg Review Was at Fry's today and they had this model of the Cooltek as well as a Cooltek model that is exactly the same as the Primecooler. The Primecoo...
by aaronspink
Fri Sep 12, 2003 1:04 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec SLK3700BQE is out!
Replies: 82
Views: 26060

Serial ATA: In our manual we recommend that the side with the connectors facing out. AntecRep While that may be the recomendation, it will work the other way as well. I have a sonata with 3 drives in the cages, with one of them even having a PATA to SATA converter. For the converted drive, I did ne...
by aaronspink
Mon Feb 03, 2003 1:09 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: How to remove cooler from ATI Radeon 9500 Pro?
Replies: 2
Views: 1833

Re: How to remove cooler from ATI Radeon 9500 Pro?

Howdy, How do you I remove the GPU cooler from my ATI Radeon 9500 Pro? It's the loudest thing in my computer now, and I want to replace it with the Zalman ZM80A-HP heatsink, but I can't figure out how to get the darned thing off. :oops: Thanks for your help, Young-Ho There are 2 clip pins in the he...
by aaronspink
Sat Feb 01, 2003 12:19 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec sonata mod
Replies: 26
Views: 14873

I posted information on the Compucase A6 case which is similar to the Sonata. I think it is better. With the Antec holes at the top sides, surely you would end up with a closed loop with these holes feeding the power supply rather than warm case air. Also the A6 has four 5.25" bays, not 3. It has f...
by aaronspink
Sat Feb 01, 2003 1:21 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec sonata mod
Replies: 26
Views: 14873

Re: Antec sonata mod

I was hoping to get an antec sonata soon.. Where the heck is the Sonata? Pricegrabber only shows 3 sellers that don't even have it in stock. It's still not mentioned anywhere on Atec's site. Anyone have more info on where to get one, or when it will arrive? It is on the Antec site. Products, Enclos...
by aaronspink
Mon Jan 27, 2003 5:10 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Does the Zalman ZM80A-HP need adhesive?
Replies: 3
Views: 1976

Re: Does the Zalman ZM80A-HP need adhesive?

I was looking at the Zalman ZM80A-HP http://www.exoticpc.com and it says that it requires thermal adhesive for installation. Could I get by with Arctic Silver III non-adhesive? (I want to be able to pull the heatsink off for a future video card). The ZM80A does not, repeat, does not require thermal...
by aaronspink
Sat Jan 25, 2003 12:12 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Nexus Fanbus louder than the fans!!
Replies: 14
Views: 5960

Wow, that's something. I wonder if this is an anomaly. Is it using PWM for the fan speed control? Have you considered exchanging it? I think someone is sending me a sample to review, but if your sample is normal, I don't even want to bother. What is it with Vantec, anyway? You are referring to the ...
by aaronspink
Fri Jan 24, 2003 10:27 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Nexus Fanbus louder than the fans!!
Replies: 14
Views: 5960

Nexus Fanbus louder than the fans!!

So I picked up a nexus fanbus to put into my new machine I'm building, and I figured I might warn people... The buzz from this fanbus is generally louder than the fans. At about half power the noise from the fan bus overpowers the noise from a 120mm panaflo L1A. At min voltage it is incredibly annoy...
by aaronspink
Sun Jan 19, 2003 12:50 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 90mm fans Papst or Panaflo ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1659

Re: 90mm fans Papst or Panaflo ?

Looking at 'Recommended Fans list' I can only see PC P&C Silencer 90mm ... but damn.. P&C silencer brand is impossible to find in spain :( I'm thinking about Papst and Panaflo... (90mm) which should i'll buy it? thx guys. I have the 92mm Panaflo L1A in my modded power supply and haven't been able t...
by aaronspink
Tue Jan 14, 2003 12:59 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Asus A7N8X?
Replies: 5
Views: 2905

Re: maybe that explains...

...why I can't find info about water block sizes for this northbridge - maybe nobody's bothering. I was concerned as there are often elements on the motherboard that assume that there'll be a breeze from a heat sink fan. There'll be a fan in the Zalman PS, and another exhausting case air through th...
by aaronspink
Mon Jan 13, 2003 8:25 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Panaflo in Antec TruPower?
Replies: 5
Views: 2442

Too late =) I just kept the stock 80mm since the wiring looked like a pretty tight mess in there. I then removed the 92mm altogether. My system is a P3/1000 w/ 2 Maxtor HDDs, SLK-800 w/ 80mm L1A, 80mm L1A intake and some crappy compusa case. Everything is at stock 12V. Its actually not that bad to ...
by aaronspink
Mon Jan 13, 2003 5:27 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Panaflo in Antec TruPower?
Replies: 5
Views: 2442

Re: Panaflo in Antec TruPower?

Is it okay to replace the fans in a TruPower with Panaflos, or do they need a third lead? Being in the process of taking apart a TruPower 380 and replacing the fans with an 80mm M1A and a 92mm L1A and having looked at the wiring internal to the power supply... The third pin of the included 80mm fan...
by aaronspink
Sat Jan 11, 2003 12:11 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: decisions, decisions....
Replies: 11
Views: 3838

So who has an M1A?? Or who has the guts to buy one and try it out? [/url] Well, I have an M1A - 1BX (though haven't been able to get the RPM monitoring to work correctly, it bounces from the correct speed to zero :() At 12v the M1a is definitely audible, but at less than about 8-9v it becomes fairl...
by aaronspink
Wed Jan 08, 2003 1:26 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quietest optical drive?
Replies: 43
Views: 20344

TMiB wrote:For DVD playback, you can get a utility from Pioneer to slow down their drives - either slot or tray - which (so I'm told) makes them inaudible. I've seen them widely recommended as one of the quietest.
Any idea of where to get this utility? I looked at Pioneer's site but couldn't find it.

aaron
by aaronspink
Mon Jan 06, 2003 10:22 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Resistor Concerns
Replies: 1
Views: 2070

Re: Resistor Concerns

Here's a pic with the problem resistor highlighted Do you think this will be a problem for many heatsinks? It comes within the measurements for the Swiftec MCX462+, and the AX7...the SLK 800 is OK, but A) I don't want to spend that much on a heatsink, and B) I have a serious problem with putting cl...
by aaronspink
Sat Jan 04, 2003 6:31 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan noise of Radeon 9500 Pro or other Radeon cards?
Replies: 12
Views: 5305

No way. I spend a lot of time in DOS and I'm in my BIOS several times per week and I'm not going to shut down, swap cables around and reboot every time I need to do this. My Radeon 7500 and 8500 DVI works fine, if they can't design the 9000 to work other than when Windows is loaded, they can keep t...
by aaronspink
Fri Jan 03, 2003 11:28 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Temperature recommendation athlon Xp 2000+ Slk 800
Replies: 5
Views: 3880

I have an 800 with a 80mm vantec stealth...

At 5v it runs at 46c with 26 ambient from thermal diode
At 12v it runs at 31c with 26 ambient from thermal diode

thin arctic silver 3 thermal compound.