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by TooNice
Tue Feb 21, 2006 12:23 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Can the Fan Mate 2 handle more than one fan?
Replies: 9
Views: 2873

cpemma wrote: But at the price they are, why not get one for each fan?
Somehow, I don't find them particularly cheap. Once I add shipping into account, it cost around $10 over here (UK).

By the time I buy 3 of them, I can get a Sunbeam Rheobus Fan Controller. Which is looking more attractive now to be honest.
by TooNice
Mon Feb 20, 2006 1:10 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Deaf iPod Generation
Replies: 119
Views: 63652

Oh ya, I've heard of the HD-280. Never tried them before, closed they are. Not too sure what the cheapo earphones you are refering to could be though. The EX71 (and 81?) are isolating-ish, but they are kinda in-between earphones and IEMs IMO. Other Sony earphones I've tried were clearly open. (Not t...
by TooNice
Mon Feb 20, 2006 12:39 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Deaf iPod Generation
Replies: 119
Views: 63652

I do not, however, play it excessively loud: both my circumaural "huge" headphones and cheapo $12 Sony earphones block sounds quite well. The circumaurals are obviously better at it, but when my six-year-old earphones finally gave out and I got the Sonys, I distinctly noticed that they sounded "lou...
by TooNice
Sun Feb 19, 2006 1:03 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Can the Fan Mate 2 handle more than one fan?
Replies: 9
Views: 2873

Do you know what is the wattage a 12cm Yate Loon/Nexus by any chance? I've not bought the fans yet.
by TooNice
Sun Feb 19, 2006 12:47 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Can the Fan Mate 2 handle more than one fan?
Replies: 9
Views: 2873

Can the Fan Mate 2 handle more than one fan?

I was wondering if I could use a cable splitter with a Fan Mate 2 to control two 12cm Yate Loon. And would this be one of the more economical but also easy to setup option (without getting my hands dirty)?

Cheers.
by TooNice
Sun Feb 19, 2006 12:45 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quietest High capacity harddrive?
Replies: 9
Views: 2759

Not all the drives you are looking for, but might be useful for reference (scroll to the bottom for noise reading).

Storagereview link

If the new Samsung follows the step of the older ones, then it looks like the most silent one.
by TooNice
Sun Feb 19, 2006 8:58 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asus RD580 is A8R32-MVP - Passvie Crossfire
Replies: 66
Views: 18900

Looks like a winner from a performance point of view.

But I hope it is not true about the PCI slot though. If you are serious enough to run the board in crossfire mode, you will most likely also want a gaming sound card...
by TooNice
Fri Feb 17, 2006 7:46 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asus RD580 is A8R32-MVP - Passvie Crossfire
Replies: 66
Views: 18900

Grr, they've pulled the review.
by TooNice
Wed Feb 15, 2006 8:27 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Rate my Rig to be (1-10 best)
Replies: 28
Views: 7101

@derekva & Erssa: Indeed I have read positive things about the Asus A8R-MVP. However, I think it is also fair to say that nVidia lead when it comes to experience in chipset design. There are quite a few iterations from the Nforce1 to the current 16x SLi - and even though they aren't all for the same...
by TooNice
Wed Feb 15, 2006 8:05 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asus A8N-SLI Premium or Asus A8N32-SLI?
Replies: 25
Views: 13069

Ah well.. Looks like the retailer I was shopping from made the decision for me: I asked them to hold my order of the Premium until I investigate the differences. And they did... for a day. I have the Premium with me now... This saved me some $40 + electricity, but I wonder whether I traded a signifi...
by TooNice
Tue Feb 14, 2006 10:47 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Rate my Rig to be (1-10 best)
Replies: 28
Views: 7101

I disagree 100% with the x-fi post. many people who review it, including andandtech, did not see either a boost in gaming performance or in subjective sound quality. That is what a sound card is meant for, therefore, 2zs Audigy is a more sensible purchase I feel. ( have it, it's insanely good and c...
by TooNice
Tue Feb 14, 2006 8:04 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Why is everyone bashing Zalman?
Replies: 52
Views: 16321

Wow.. Significant price difference for the Ninja.

In the UK you can almost replace the $ with a £ sign for the Ninja.

It comes to about $55. The Zalman come to about $65.
by TooNice
Tue Feb 14, 2006 7:54 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asus A8N-SLI Premium or Asus A8N32-SLI?
Replies: 25
Views: 13069

Thanks. How about the devices? Do they make the difference between eSATA and SATA? I have a HD caddy with a SATA port. Nowhere on the package does it say it is eSATA, but I've never seen anything labeled as eSATA. That is the main (and only) device I have right now which I think might benefit from e...
by TooNice
Mon Feb 13, 2006 1:44 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe SCNJ-1000 Ninja heatsink
Replies: 179
Views: 146400

Similar to the 2nd question above: Would the Nexus @ 12V provide enough cooling for a overclocked dual core AMD CPU, or would the Yate Loon be better? I read the difference between the two, and it seems they are basically the same, with the Yate Loon spinning faster (more peace of mind, but not sure...
by TooNice
Mon Feb 13, 2006 1:21 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asus A8N-SLI Premium or Asus A8N32-SLI?
Replies: 25
Views: 13069

I believe it is regular SATA: After lots of reading around, I saw this: http://www.tomshardware.com/2005/03/23/asus_a8n/page4.html What do you mean by robustness of the connection? The cables? In a way, it is interesting to see that the Premium has more SATA ports (8) than the 32-Deluxe (5+1). Not t...
by TooNice
Mon Feb 13, 2006 11:55 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe SCNJ-1000 Ninja heatsink
Replies: 179
Views: 146400

Thanks. I just read other report about the fan not being that quiet.

One question on the installation of the fan. Is there any reason why the fan can't be clipped on prior fixing the HS to the motherboard?
by TooNice
Mon Feb 13, 2006 10:39 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe SCNJ-1000 Ninja heatsink
Replies: 179
Views: 146400

A quick update: It would appear that the Ninja will be replaced by the Ninja Plus sometime in the future. According to Scythe's Japanese site, the current model, the SCNJ-1000 has been discontinued , and a new model has been put up in its place, the SCNJ-1000 P . As far as I can tell, the only diff...
by TooNice
Mon Feb 13, 2006 10:22 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Upcoming Reviews & Articles
Replies: 193
Views: 326710

Ah, I see that the entry has been removed. Thanks, it's good to be kept updated regardless.
by TooNice
Mon Feb 13, 2006 10:00 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Upcoming Reviews & Articles
Replies: 193
Views: 326710

The A8N32-SLI Deluxe is reviewed (thanks!), will the Premium follow (soon-ish)? The difference in power consumption is noted, but I'd still like to see the review of the Premium if possible :) Especially in terms of feature set (I know its SPCR - but I guess both motherboard are relatively silent). ...
by TooNice
Mon Feb 13, 2006 8:50 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Why is everyone bashing Zalman?
Replies: 52
Views: 16321

I find it strange to hear the price difference between the Zalman and Ninja highlighted so often. From the prices I've seen, the 9500 is about £5 more expensive than the Ninja. Throw in a Nexus, and the Ninja combo will cost about £7 more than the 9500. Even if I get a Yate Loon on Ebay, the cost ad...
by TooNice
Mon Feb 13, 2006 5:58 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asus A8N-SLI Premium or Asus A8N32-SLI?
Replies: 25
Views: 13069

Thanks. So:

Motherboard/PSU -> Plate -> External devices?

Do you know how is that different from the eSATA feature on the 32-SLI?

Cheers.
by TooNice
Mon Feb 13, 2006 5:20 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asus A8N-SLI Premium or Asus A8N32-SLI?
Replies: 25
Views: 13069

Is this the same thing as having eSATA?
by TooNice
Sun Feb 12, 2006 12:13 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Black P180 Availability
Replies: 0
Views: 715

Black P180 Availability

I just read one of the review on this site, and it says at the end: The Black version P180 will be exclusive to the SPCR brand until after the end of 2005. Does that mean that the black P180 is altogether discontinued after 2005, or does it simply mean that it will revert to the Antec brand? I notic...
by TooNice
Sun Feb 12, 2006 10:49 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asus A8N-SLI Premium or Asus A8N32-SLI?
Replies: 25
Views: 13069

Thanks. I just read the review. Appart from 16x SLI and eSATA, what else does the 32-Deluxe have over the Premium? I don't need 16x SLI, and I guess that I eventually be able to find stand alone eSATA adapter if I needed it (seems like a nice feature though, considering that one of my external HD en...
by TooNice
Thu Feb 09, 2006 11:07 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12 430w or 500w
Replies: 17
Views: 4840

I would like to add that the 600W is a mere 10% more expensive than the 500W version.

I have also heard from another forum that the 500W version has a better fan controller (= quieter). Can anyone here verify this?
by TooNice
Wed Feb 08, 2006 2:10 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asus A8N-SLI Premium or Asus A8N32-SLI?
Replies: 25
Views: 13069

I am deciding between those two boards as well.

The Premium does seem like it has more space around the CPU.

But I am enticed by the 32-Sli's better OC potential.

Would the Scythe Ninja be hard to fit on the 32-SLI?
by TooNice
Wed Feb 08, 2006 10:29 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12 430w or 500w
Replies: 17
Views: 4840

S12-430 does not have a PCIe power adaptor. If you want to run a 7800GT, you'll need to use an adaptor that takes up 2 molex plugs. Is the adaptor provided with the PSU? I didn't know that PCIe requires its own power connector (never owned a PCIe system before). Are those adaptors bulky? I am also ...
by TooNice
Wed Feb 08, 2006 9:35 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: DFI LanParty UT NF4 SLI-D vs Asus A8N-SLi Premium
Replies: 16
Views: 4143

Thanks. I just read that thread. It looks like the Rev 3. of the PSU will be more DFI friendly. I am still leaning towards the Asus (bye bye mad overclocking days?), but I am wondering if I should wait for Rev3. anyway... in case there are other enhancement. On a side note, are there better alternat...
by TooNice
Wed Feb 08, 2006 8:19 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: DFI LanParty UT NF4 SLI-D vs Asus A8N-SLi Premium
Replies: 16
Views: 4143

Umm, I *am* considering the Seasonic S12 PSU series (either 430W or 500W). What is the problem with the Seasonic/DFI combo? Is there anything unusual about the Seasonic design?

At the moment, I'll have to lean towards the Asus.
by TooNice
Tue Feb 07, 2006 2:12 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: New AMD AM2 socket makes 939 heatsinks incompatible :(
Replies: 52
Views: 13645

Umm, I am building a new system. As much as I am tempted by the Scythe Ninja, would it be better if I stick with the stock cooler (since I am building a retail chip anyway), until newer coolers/AM2 compatible revisions of the coolers are released?).