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by alphabetbackward
Tue Sep 02, 2008 4:37 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Stock NSK3480 vs Cooler Master Elite 330/Enermax Pro82+ 385W
Replies: 8
Views: 3511

I use the same Ninja mini fan on my NSK3480 Earthwatts power supply but I didn't use an adapter.

http://www.silentpcreview.com/article83-page1.html

...also, I was too cheap to get an adapter.
by alphabetbackward
Sun Aug 31, 2008 6:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is there a way to bookmark your place within a PDF file?
Replies: 5
Views: 1383

I use Foxit Reader and at default settings, it seems to open at the page I left off at.
by alphabetbackward
Sun Aug 17, 2008 5:45 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: antec nsk1480
Replies: 34
Views: 34216

Is that a Soundgraph OEM? Looks very similar except maybe an aluminum front.
by alphabetbackward
Fri Aug 15, 2008 8:15 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: antec nsk1480
Replies: 34
Views: 34216

by alphabetbackward
Wed Aug 13, 2008 5:34 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Finally a non-HTPC build for me :)
Replies: 16
Views: 8332

Very nice. I have the 690G Gigabyte board. Your cabling is much nicer than mine. It got to be too much of a hassle to put the cables in the back so I moved my hard drive to the lower chamber and it is sitting on foam while the cables are sitting in the 5.25 bay. I swapped the side panels so the CPU ...
by alphabetbackward
Wed Jul 09, 2008 9:23 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Enjoy the silence... (Updated May 2014)
Replies: 77
Views: 82549

What did you use to cut the motherboard tray?
by alphabetbackward
Sat Jun 28, 2008 7:05 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Finally, I got to upgrade my rig... Antec Sonata Plus 550
Replies: 39
Views: 21202

Heh. Okay, I guess I'm being too vague. :oops:

I'm looking at that gray tubing that says "Threshold" and is leaning on the desk.
by alphabetbackward
Fri Jun 27, 2008 3:23 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Finally, I got to upgrade my rig... Antec Sonata Plus 550
Replies: 39
Views: 21202

Sorry, I meant that thing on the left of your desk.
by alphabetbackward
Fri Jun 27, 2008 2:05 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Finally, I got to upgrade my rig... Antec Sonata Plus 550
Replies: 39
Views: 21202

Is that the foam they mentioned in that MaximumPC article with cable management?
by alphabetbackward
Sat Jun 21, 2008 12:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hypermiling: A new hobby for gas savers & environmentali
Replies: 95
Views: 23247

At 55 MPH, the best I've ever gotten is 39.2 MPG. Although, I'd say my average is around 36. It's a big improvement over the 28-ish I've been usually getting prior to hypermiling. I drive an automatic Toyota Camry rated for 24/33 or 21/30 depending on whichever EPA year rating you'd want to look at....
by alphabetbackward
Sat Jun 14, 2008 6:19 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Im new please help, changing fans on psu
Replies: 4
Views: 1518

My Earthwatts has a 2 pin connector but I still used the fan from my Mini Ninja which is 3 pin. The details on how I did it are found here: http://www.silentpcreview.com/article83-page1.html I think you just have to worry about the voltage for the fan and what starting voltage your fan can run at. I...
by alphabetbackward
Sat Jun 14, 2008 8:55 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: where to buy soft grommets for fan mounting?
Replies: 7
Views: 2242

If you live near a Fry's, they might have these silicon fan mounts.

http://www.antec.com/Detail.bok?no=328

Last time I checked, they were 4.99 for eight. I managed to snag a few when they were sold for 2.99. I didn't feel buying similar products online even though it might be cheaper.
by alphabetbackward
Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:00 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Advice needed on exhaust fan options
Replies: 13
Views: 2912

Oh whoops.

I thought you were referring to this one.
by alphabetbackward
Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:23 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Finally a decision: SAPPHIRE Ultimate Edition Radeon HD 3850
Replies: 6
Views: 2457

Except I think it has 1 extra heatpipe!
by alphabetbackward
Tue Jun 03, 2008 6:44 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Advice needed on exhaust fan options
Replies: 13
Views: 2912

I was thinking of getting one myself except it's the 1000 RPM version but did you read something bad about them?
by alphabetbackward
Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:43 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Tri-Monitor Rackmount Computer Build!
Replies: 89
Views: 409700

I think the speakers were mounted on the back of the monitors.
by alphabetbackward
Sat May 31, 2008 12:12 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Solo Black at Frys for $59
Replies: 3
Views: 1504

I find that the San Jose Mercury ads are almost exactly the same ones as the ones in Sacramento/Roseville.

The Sacramento Bee doesn't update fast enough and the website doesn't play nice with AdBlock.

With gas prices on the rise, I find I can't go to Fry's for fun anymore.
by alphabetbackward
Sun May 25, 2008 8:28 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fanless Power Supply in an Antec NSK3480 ?
Replies: 21
Views: 7224

Oh, I'm using the Earthwatts with the Mini Ninja fan swapped in.

I think the power supply gets enough air since I don't have an optical drive at the moment.
by alphabetbackward
Sat May 24, 2008 8:07 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fanless Power Supply in an Antec NSK3480 ?
Replies: 21
Views: 7224

Why is that? I assume the air coming from the front bezel would be enough. I don't have an optical drive but I do have a suspended hard drive so I want as much air coming from the front and not the top.
by alphabetbackward
Fri May 23, 2008 11:22 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fanless Power Supply in an Antec NSK3480 ?
Replies: 21
Views: 7224

I took it off as well but it was still somewhat audible. I placed a book on top of the top vent and that helped as well.
by alphabetbackward
Fri May 23, 2008 11:05 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Attack of the Scythes
Replies: 72
Views: 48592

For those numbers posted on the Antec fans...something doesn't seem right. On the back of the retail one I bought, it's:

Low = 1200
Medium = 1600
High = 2000

...and plugging them into the motherboard yields similar numbers.

Or are the stock Tricools that much different than the retail?
by alphabetbackward
Fri May 23, 2008 10:50 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fanless Power Supply in an Antec NSK3480 ?
Replies: 21
Views: 7224

I decided to do a fan swap despite my fears. I used the fan from the Ninja Mini that someone else suggested. It is much quieter now.

Sadly, when trying to remove the white plastic holder-thingie, it launched into the air and is now lost; not a big deal but I hate loose ends like that...
by alphabetbackward
Wed May 21, 2008 11:31 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fanless Power Supply in an Antec NSK3480 ?
Replies: 21
Views: 7224

Keep us posted.

After swapping my old Seagate for a notebook hard drive, the power supply has become the main source of noise. I also have the Corsair that I got on sale and it also makes a lot of fan noise; that and it's bigger than I'd like.
by alphabetbackward
Sat May 17, 2008 11:56 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fanless Power Supply in an Antec NSK3480 ?
Replies: 21
Views: 7224

If I recall correctly, the Corsair HX520 doesn't have any vents except the fan grill and the exhaust, so you can't block the top vent.
by alphabetbackward
Fri May 16, 2008 11:56 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Antec P182 Special Edition $80 at Fry's - YMMV
Replies: 6
Views: 3532

Same here in Sacramento.

If only I could justify buying it; especially since I have nothing to put in it...
by alphabetbackward
Wed May 14, 2008 8:01 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: simple mod for the P182/miniP180 120mm fan
Replies: 3
Views: 1798

I bought a Tricool LED since it was on sale locally; can't remember if it was sleeve or ball bearing and I have it on my CPU fan header on low. If the temperature was low enough it wouldn't start but when it did start up, it would spin at ~300 RPM and increase to...I think 900.
by alphabetbackward
Mon May 05, 2008 4:05 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus EN9600GT Silent Edition Graphics Card
Replies: 21
Views: 11730

nice review and very timely. Just a shame I can't buy one here in Australia :( One thing to bear in mind though - Techreport tested both a 256Mb and 512mb version of the 3850 and the 512mb version had very similar power draw at idle and load as the 3870. The two models are after all pretty much the...
by alphabetbackward
Sun May 04, 2008 8:07 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Scythe Kama Bay Speakers....
Replies: 9
Views: 2441

If you could get your computer to turn on at said time, have your media player open, and now you have an alarm clock. I've always wanted to wake up to my music...
by alphabetbackward
Thu Apr 24, 2008 5:14 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: picoPSU - bracket to attach?
Replies: 2
Views: 1258

by alphabetbackward
Thu Apr 24, 2008 10:37 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Three Hundred
Replies: 5
Views: 2896

It also looks pretty ugly; saw one at Fry's for 50 bucks.