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by cloneman
Thu Nov 17, 2005 9:46 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron ax450-pn... any good?
Replies: 6
Views: 1697

So I might as well go with the Antec slk3700bqe? Theres not real price difference for me.

Also, where can I get a good description of what PFC is?

edit: got that part
http://www.silentpcreview.com/article28-page5.html

2nd edit: Why should I care about PFC?
by cloneman
Thu Nov 17, 2005 7:29 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron ax450-pn... any good?
Replies: 6
Views: 1697

Fortron ax450-pn... any good?

Fortron's Link http://www.home2000.net/client/fspgroupusacom/proddetail.asp?linenumber=200 NCIX's Special http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=15859&promoid=1047 Is this any good? I think it's relatively new and I can't find any reviews. Silence is my #1 priority right now. I'm thinking of cou...
by cloneman
Mon Nov 14, 2005 10:04 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU fanswap... suggestions *pics*
Replies: 6
Views: 1575

thanks. all. Yeah the yate loon is nice... but either way I have to connect the fan directly to the motherboard, this 17$ Power supply ramps up the voltage as it pleases.

I'm going to cut off the grate. But, on the other side of the psu as well? That seems a little drastic.
by cloneman
Sun Nov 13, 2005 9:40 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU fanswap... suggestions *pics*
Replies: 6
Views: 1575

PSU fanswap... suggestions *pics*

I'm swapping my PSU fan for use with a via c3 733Mhz system. The psu is rate at 450W (yeah right), I paid it 16.99$ Canadian. It's internal fan is a Yate Loon 8025M12 (12V 0.14a). I've decided to fanswap it with a Nexus 80mm real silent at 7 Volts. I'm wondering if firstly, this is enough cooling (c...
by cloneman
Thu Oct 27, 2005 11:28 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: software to power down hdd's on demand?
Replies: 2
Views: 1192

software to power down hdd's on demand?

Would be nice to not have to wait 3 minutes for windows to do it ( that's the shortest time allowed).
by cloneman
Tue Oct 25, 2005 10:40 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: AMD Athlon XP 2800+ Case suggestion
Replies: 4
Views: 1544

AMD Athlon XP 2800+ Case suggestion

I want keep the case & psu under 100$, but I want 'em quiet. Can I get anything of quality (and silent, of course) for 100$? I'm planning on using this system with a barton 2800+ and a ATI 9800. Also, I'll eventually invest in a SATA HD, maybe put it in some kind of enclosure, I heard the seagates a...
by cloneman
Mon Oct 17, 2005 7:25 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Power Supply for New system - low power
Replies: 2
Views: 934

Power Supply for New system - low power

~300 Watts should be enough - Athlon XP 2800+ & 1 Hard drive, with a moderate video card. I want something that will work safely if I swap the fan for a 7V Panaflo. Something around 50$ Canadian sounds nice. I had a 450W Noname, whose insides looked very poorly passively cooled (tiny aluminum fins) ...
by cloneman
Mon Sep 19, 2005 9:25 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Need something that will give me power comparable to a PSU
Replies: 2
Views: 770

Need something that will give me power comparable to a PSU

I'm in the process of experimenting with resistors, diodes and such to undervolt my fans - but right now my only option is to test stuff with a powered-on computer system, potentially putting its components at risk. I've also tried just using an AC adapter that gives DC 12V, but I'm not sure a PSU ...
by cloneman
Sat Sep 17, 2005 11:10 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: P4 with no heatsink?
Replies: 4
Views: 2128

My bios (amd 900Mhz on Asus A7Pro) says it has throttling as an option - is there any way I can throttle my cpu without causing it to overheat in the first place?
by cloneman
Fri Sep 16, 2005 7:38 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: P4 with no heatsink?
Replies: 4
Views: 2128

P4 with no heatsink?

"If you attempt to operate a CPU without heatsink at all, recent AMD CPUs will usually be permanently damaged within seconds, unless special protection circuitry is available on the motherboard. P4 CPUs will run excessively slow without cooler." any truth to the 2nd part of this??? got it from www.h...
by cloneman
Thu Sep 08, 2005 7:34 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: external laptop power supply used as atx psu
Replies: 6
Views: 1713

I'm seeing a few DC-DC adapters that look good...

Do I have to get a special overpriced power brick to go with it or will any generic one do?
by cloneman
Thu Sep 08, 2005 7:07 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: external laptop power supply used as atx psu
Replies: 6
Views: 1713

My specs:

Via c3 733Mhz (Passively cooled)
256MB Ram
20G Maxtor HD

Thats about it... this baby needs no watts


Url for the psu you bought?
by cloneman
Wed Sep 07, 2005 8:16 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: external laptop power supply used as atx psu
Replies: 6
Views: 1713

external laptop power supply used as atx psu

heres the link that poked my interest. http://6u7nvw.quickaddy.com/ could I get a ext psu like that for a low power system I'm building? Thx EDIT: was just giving this http://www.mini-box.com/s.nl/c.ACCT127230/sc.8/category.13/.f link for a DC-DC and power brick solution. Feel free to post if you kn...
by cloneman
Sat Aug 27, 2005 9:01 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: heatsink for via C3 733Mhz
Replies: 3
Views: 1094

heatsink for via C3 733Mhz

I'm planning on building a fanless server based on via c3 733Mhz processor. I'm wondering which heatsink I should get to do this, the stock heatsink had a tiny fan on it so I'm guessing I'll need a bigger one to safely go fanless. I have stock amd 64 cooler lying around, but I really cant think of a...
by cloneman
Fri Aug 19, 2005 7:10 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Noiseless low power PSU
Replies: 2
Views: 1352

Noiseless low power PSU

I'm building a server for myself which will mostly be a web server. My Objective was to keep running costs down as much as possible - as well as silencing. I went for a 1Ghz Via C3 system (so as to just put a large heatsink and forget its there). This system is small form factor (only 2 PCI slots). ...
by cloneman
Mon Jun 13, 2005 5:24 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: n00b question about 12V, 7V, 5V
Replies: 1
Views: 863

n00b question about 12V, 7V, 5V

My query is with regards to:

http://www.silentpcreview.com/article6-page1.html

The article cautions about feeding power back into the PSU. I'm not quite sure what it's cautioning against.

Would anyone care to explain?
by cloneman
Mon Jun 13, 2005 2:42 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermaltake Silent boost not so silent
Replies: 4
Views: 1706

Thermaltake Silent boost not so silent

My silent boost isn't so silent. specs from overclocker cafe: Specifications * Application: Socket A processors via a 3-notch hold down clamp. * Material: Copper base and fins w/ aluminum fan attachment. * Fan: 80 x 80 x 25mm * * Fan Speed: 2,450 RPM * Air Flow: 27.5 CFM * Sound level: 21 dBa * Conn...
by cloneman
Sun May 29, 2005 9:33 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fanless Heatpipe CPU Cooling System by FMAH
Replies: 80
Views: 54217

I hate to repeat, but where can you get such a large aluminum heatsink? I'm assuming they dont make those for computers - then where could I get one?

Also, are there any stores that ship to Canada for those heat pipes and copper blocks?