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by diver
Thu Apr 06, 2006 2:43 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Diver Goes Ninja, 7700 is Toast
Replies: 6
Views: 2078

I would also experiment with ducting, even simple cardboard cutout will have a nice effect on overall temperatures, guiding the hot air from the CPU towards the rear output will decrease CPU temp (and others) by a nice amount. I ducted. Some inventive person around here cut up the box that the Ninj...
by diver
Thu Apr 06, 2006 11:36 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: XP-90 vs. XP/SI-120 Noise-wise
Replies: 7
Views: 2158

If your power supply is noisy, and your cpu cooler is already below this noise level, there is not much to gain by changing it out for a bigger one. Actually , the XP-90 is a pretty decent cooler that is goog enough for all but the hotest CPU's If you can start and stop the CPU fan and not hear any ...
by diver
Thu Apr 06, 2006 9:39 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: attempt at Ninja ducting
Replies: 14
Views: 6422

I just had to copy this. It does not look as good because my Ninja does not line up with the case fan so well, but the machine became quieter immediately. The main reason appears to be the 2nd fan on my Smartpower 2.0 stopped spinning. The ambient temperature is a rather warm 27C here. With the duct...
by diver
Wed Apr 05, 2006 6:36 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: SCNJ-1000 discontinued?
Replies: 16
Views: 4424

Don't you have anything real to worry about?

So they throw in a fan that is not on the SPCR recommended list and raise the price $5.

I have one, its not a bad fan.

$5m OK one less big Mac.
by diver
Wed Apr 05, 2006 9:30 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Age distribution on SPCR?
Replies: 47
Views: 23937

Ancient.

I used to have a telephone wihout a dial or buttons. When you picked it up the operator said "number please".
by diver
Tue Apr 04, 2006 1:24 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: My Ninja has been defeated...
Replies: 23
Views: 5524

As far as the effect of the hot Intel CPU goes on blow down, that is a real possibility. Anyway, I have a Ninja Plus with the stock fan running 700 rpm. Exhaust is via an Antec fan rated for 1600 rpm @ 12v, but running @ 5v. The PSU is a Smart Power 2.0 350 with the push-pull 80 mm fans. No intake f...
by diver
Tue Apr 04, 2006 10:36 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Digit-Life Heat Piped Cooler Shootout
Replies: 5
Views: 1652

I would not get too excited about the X-Bit Labs test. They run their 120mm fans @ 1600 rpm, at least double what is typical for a quiet PC. It seems that coolers with closely spaced fins provide more cooling at high airflows. The coolers with widely spaced fins work better at low airflows. As for D...
by diver
Tue Apr 04, 2006 7:30 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silentmaxx Fanless 400W MX460-PFL01 power supply
Replies: 30
Views: 131193

I bet its pink for some random reason. Someone liked the color or the equipment was set up to do pink.
by diver
Tue Apr 04, 2006 7:25 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Why isn't the Aerocool VM-102 the heatsink of choice here?
Replies: 14
Views: 4674

Tzupy: It seems counter productive to me to buy an expensive passive cooler and add two fans to it. Once a fan is dedicated to a cooler, it is no longer passive. Someone around here is cooling a 7900GT with a ZM80D-HP, passive. A lot will depend on the airflow in your case. If I thought a fan was a ...
by diver
Tue Apr 04, 2006 6:30 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Newbie's silent ATX tower (Jeantech Phong)
Replies: 82
Views: 31938

Why give the guy a hard time. OK, TT products are not popular around here, but some of them work in some applications, even quiet applications. It looks to me like a really nice budget system. Lots of bang for the buck. There are all sorts of off beat fans out there that run silent at low voltage ev...
by diver
Tue Apr 04, 2006 6:22 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: My Ninja has been defeated...
Replies: 23
Views: 5524

I am not so sure about the blow across vs blow down issue. In a recent SPCR article about an overclocked dual core Intel system the author found lower PWM temperatures with a Ninja than a SP-120.
by diver
Tue Apr 04, 2006 4:47 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: My Ninja has been defeated...
Replies: 23
Views: 5524

What is your room temperature? Is it something like 20C? I won't see anything like that until Thanksgiving.
by diver
Mon Apr 03, 2006 1:37 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Looking for inexpensive cooler for x2 3800+
Replies: 18
Views: 4155

Neil

Time to put that system in the Staff Rig sticky. No doubt everyone around here wants to see it. Some notes on how 64-bit computing is working for you would be appreciated as well.
by diver
Mon Apr 03, 2006 12:52 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: NSK6500 vs P180? opine & explain
Replies: 1
Views: 1468

It does not look like a P180 at all. There is no duct for the PSU, and the PSU is in the usual place at the top. Perhaps a replacement for the 3X00 series. Somewhere I saw a listing for a NSK6000. Its a 6500 with no PSU.
by diver
Mon Apr 03, 2006 5:42 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Diver Goes Ninja, 7700 is Toast
Replies: 6
Views: 2078

First off, thanks for all the work at Madshrimps. There is a temperature sensor that is marked System. I don't know if that is PWM, but it dropped about 4 degrees under heavy load. The CPU is a 3800 X2 running @ 2400 mhz/1.35v, or sometimes faster. Northbridge seems to track the CPU, so reductions o...
by diver
Mon Apr 03, 2006 4:45 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Nexus 120 mm fan vs. IBL 120 mm fan, what to do?
Replies: 2
Views: 1501

Ball bearing fans usually make more noise than fans with bushings.
by diver
Sun Apr 02, 2006 7:05 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: What would be the perfect case...looks and performace wise?
Replies: 27
Views: 8166

The perfect case would be a P150 with no power supply and more durable elastic to suspend the drives. Color is in the eye of the beholder.
by diver
Sun Apr 02, 2006 4:58 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CPU COOLER for mixing AUDIO
Replies: 3
Views: 1517

For that combination a Ninja/Nexus is a great choice. Probably not possible to beat it. Just make sure your motherboard fits it. Most socket 939 motherboards will work. Just check around and make sure someone has used a Ninja on the MB you like.
by diver
Sun Apr 02, 2006 1:58 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe mine CPU cooler reviewed (English translation)
Replies: 36
Views: 17701

I prefer to weep. LOLROF
by diver
Sun Apr 02, 2006 9:55 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Newbie's silent ATX tower (Jeantech Phong)
Replies: 82
Views: 31938

Care to tell us about the rest of the parts?
by diver
Sun Apr 02, 2006 9:52 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe mine CPU cooler reviewed (English translation)
Replies: 36
Views: 17701

According to this:

http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/sh ... i=2688&p=2

The new socket is totally incompatible with all 3rd party coolers.

Read it and weep.
by diver
Sun Apr 02, 2006 9:46 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CPU COOLER for mixing AUDIO
Replies: 3
Views: 1517

The Ninja is highly respected, as is the Nexus fan. However, you have not told us anything about your system, other than it will mix audio in a CPU intensive way. For all anyone knows, you might need a fan that moves more air than the Nexus, or no fan at all, or the Ninja will not fit in your system.
by diver
Sun Apr 02, 2006 6:28 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe mine CPU cooler reviewed (English translation)
Replies: 36
Views: 17701

The Mine does not look like a general replacement for the Ninja in the context of silent computing as the Ninja is better at low air flows. Perhaps the mine will be better in applications involving the hotter Intel processors. However, it has been pointed out that the industry is transitioning to lo...
by diver
Sat Apr 01, 2006 4:00 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Diver Goes Ninja, 7700 is Toast
Replies: 6
Views: 2078

Diver Goes Ninja, 7700 is Toast

Every now ant then the question is asked, should I replace my Zalman cooler with a Ninja. Rather than ask in his forum, I just went out and bought one this morning, over the counter at Directron. Since I suspended my drives the Zalman cooler had become more noticeable. It has also warmed up here in ...
by diver
Sat Apr 01, 2006 5:32 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Smallest ATX Case
Replies: 5
Views: 2485

I have an Antec SLK2650 case. So far as I know it is the smallest case that will hold a full ATX motherboard and a 12 cm exhaust fan. It is 16.5x16.5x8.25 inches. The NSK4400 and SLK1650 are the same size, and similar to each other, but the 2650 is a nicer case. Evercase makes something that is only...
by diver
Fri Mar 31, 2006 5:12 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New system with 7600GS video card
Replies: 27
Views: 8979

58 C on a passive card is not all that bad. Try turning off the front intake fan and let the exhaust and PSU fans create a slight negative pressure in the case to draw air in past the video card. Close off part of the front air intake, or any other intake that is not needed to raise the amount of ai...
by diver
Thu Mar 30, 2006 8:44 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 17-Way roundup of 120mm fans @ Madshrimps
Replies: 27
Views: 15767

Its not all that easy to test fans or coolers, for that matter. There are a lot of variables. The cooler they used has very tightly spaced fins and does not work that well at low air flows, according to Madshrimp's own tests. They tested with an open case. How about a closed case test, but that brin...
by diver
Thu Mar 30, 2006 8:15 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Finished my Antec P150 build, with spcr duct mod *56k AVOID*
Replies: 28
Views: 18128

Nice build.

It never ceases to amaze me how much more difficult it is to cool an Intel processor than an AMD. However, ingenuity and a Ninja come to the rescue.
by diver
Tue Mar 28, 2006 3:11 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet DIY OC'd Pentium D 830 System
Replies: 95
Views: 59062

Somewhat of an afterthought, but if I were going to build a system that generated a lot of heat, I would use a VGA cooler that sends the heat out of the case. That's at least 50 watts you don't have to worry about anymore.
by diver
Mon Mar 27, 2006 5:02 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet DIY OC'd Pentium D 830 System
Replies: 95
Views: 59062

Some of the members have been unnecessarily harsh on the author of a very fine DIY piece. It may be easier to build an X2 than an Intel 2 core desktop system, but that is not a reason to not do one. There are lots of ways to make an X2 system into a complicated project: 1. High ambient temperatures ...