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by Shobai
Sat Aug 08, 2009 6:11 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Old HP case, new guts =)
Replies: 19
Views: 8083

ok, so after some more intense digging around, i've changed the way Rivatuner's handling my card a little. while i was working on my mate's 4890, i saw that the Catalyst Control Centre would clock it down to 240MHz core speed when it was idle. i thought 'awesome!' and tried to set his rivatuner up f...
by Shobai
Fri Aug 07, 2009 3:58 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Old HP case, new guts =)
Replies: 19
Views: 8083

well, there are some new pics in the first post, and more in the gallery. turns out that the card doesn't use the vt1165 PWM chip that earlier cards did, so it's unlikely i'll be able to muck around with undervolting in software =( anyway, volleyball was good [second set went to 34-32 [!!], for thos...
by Shobai
Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:03 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Old HP case, new guts =)
Replies: 19
Views: 8083

I can't wait to see your ugraded rig again well, i'm hoping to put some photos up tomorrow - forgot to take them off the camera yesterday, and i'm out at uni all day today and then playing volleyball in Brisbane tonight. ASAP, though =) The Vga card you got sounds pretty awesome ^^ How goes the new...
by Shobai
Thu Aug 06, 2009 4:59 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Old HP case, new guts =)
Replies: 19
Views: 8083

just a quick update: my graphics card finally arrived today =) the 4890 is in, purring along quite nicely and controlled by Rivatuner. i decided that going with the Amaze version was just as cheap as getting a stocko 4890 and then an aftermarket cooler [the stock thing is noisy..] as this version ca...
by Shobai
Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:35 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Old HP case, new guts =)
Replies: 19
Views: 8083

no way! from my own Faculty? good work =) DTX is the spec that AMD released back in the day - makes more sense than ITX, to be honest, but it's not quite as small. the main difference for the end user is that you get 2 expansion slots and ATX size I/O area. the board i'm trying to get a hold of has ...
by Shobai
Tue Jul 28, 2009 3:21 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: SeaSonic 300W SFX PSU in Aus
Replies: 0
Views: 884

SeaSonic 300W SFX PSU in Aus

G'day guys, this one's for the Aussies on the forum, a repost of some info that i posted in another forum but just in case you missed it: a user on eBay Aus [ aelcomputing ] is selling Ipex badged SeaSonic SS-300SFD 300W SFX PSUs for $30 posted - these are a great little unit, reviewed by SPCR. supe...
by Shobai
Mon Jul 27, 2009 1:31 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Old HP case, new guts =)
Replies: 19
Views: 8083

danimal wrote:cool mod on that video card!! i didn't see a pic with it mounted in the case, tho?
ah, good call! didn't notice that, will fix =)

larfs, had to make sure i blanked out the key =P

[edit: got the quote working, added pics to original post]
by Shobai
Sun Jul 26, 2009 4:49 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Asus M2NC51-AR
Replies: 4
Views: 10152

so, a bit of an update: there is a problem with these motherboards which apparently has been fixed in the next version [so yeah, grab the '61' version if you're looking at these] whereby they lose the PCIe slot. so, my plans of a mad little LAN box have been brought to a halt after the board i've go...
by Shobai
Sun Jul 26, 2009 4:35 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Old HP case, new guts =)
Replies: 19
Views: 8083

PSU is with 120mm fan also sole exhaust for the case? you're right, the PSU is the only extraction fan in the case, but its only 80mm =) I'm up your way at least once a week for uni... oh yeah? what do you study? i'm in engineering =) can't stand the Atom though, but i'm also trying to do a DTX bui...
by Shobai
Sun Jul 26, 2009 2:40 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Old HP case, new guts =)
Replies: 19
Views: 8083

Old HP case, new guts =)

heya chaps, just waiting on a few new bits to complete my latest build, but i figured i'd post what i've got so far, considering it's all up and running. bit of background: ever since i saw a small HP case back in the day, i've been dreaming of building a machine using that size case. the style of c...
by Shobai
Sun Jul 26, 2009 1:49 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Power consumption...huh?
Replies: 31
Views: 22633

What I do get annoyed with however is people constantly recommending these mysterious got-to-have legendary 300W PSUs that must be the source of all greatness... The lowest rated brandname PSUs I can find in retail channels (in my locality) are Antec Earthwatts 380 (only when bundled with NSK case)...
by Shobai
Sun Apr 26, 2009 3:28 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Asus M2NC51-AR
Replies: 4
Views: 10152

Ok, so here we are with some pics =) first up, some general specs: AMD X2 5200 EE [2.7, 2MB, 65W, max the board can handle] 2GB DDR2 800 HP/Asus M2NC51-AR Zalman CNPS8000 7900GS Toshiba MK6032GSX [some bodgy PSU..stand in] all on a µATX removable motherboard tray, for setup Now, the little Arlec wa...
by Shobai
Fri Apr 24, 2009 2:28 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Asus M2NC51-AR
Replies: 4
Views: 10152

Asus M2NC51-AR

Hey guys, just wanted to document a little my experiences with this motherboard - there's a great thread over on the [H] that i stumbled upon, but they won't let @gmail's register =) anyway, the main reason i wanted to post this is that the board i bought came from ebay - ie, i bought just the board...
by Shobai
Wed Apr 22, 2009 4:32 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: mini-itx with both PCI and PCI-e?
Replies: 9
Views: 3307

sorry for digging up such an old thread, but just wanted to chime in, if anyone's looking for something similar in the future. one of the best ways, i reckon, to find something suitable is to check out what companies like HP and Dell are using in their SFF machines. For example, being in the same bo...
by Shobai
Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:36 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: eVGA 8800 GTX -- quiet fan?
Replies: 4
Views: 1461

mate, i've run an Asus 8800GTX for a few years now and provided you're happy to spend a few minutes setting up Rivatuner, you're set. with temperature and downclocking profiles in place, my card's fan sits at 40% duty cycle for most of the time, only ramping up when needed [ie, temps rise above thre...
by Shobai
Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:18 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: low power via system
Replies: 2
Views: 2131

looking good =)

just wanted to say that some of the denizens here (=P) may get very upset if you don't change Thermaltake to Thermalright.

but again, i like what you've done!
by Shobai
Sun Jan 27, 2008 12:14 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec NSK3480: A Closer Look [17 pics, 56K thumbnails]
Replies: 13
Views: 6473

have you considered removing the floppy bay [unless of course you're intending to use it!]? that would allow you to fit 2x 120mm fans, or alternatively, mounting your HDD in that general area? obviously, that would be a custom job =] i've got a graphics card in mine, i find that it seperates the 2 c...
by Shobai
Wed Nov 21, 2007 4:43 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Calling Antec NSK3480 owners!
Replies: 18
Views: 6666

just wanted to chime in Jools, I've got a NeoHE and GTX in my NSK3400 [at the time, the 3480 was pointless added expense, considering i needed to replace the PSU anyway =)]. there's ages of room with the GTX [unfortunately i don't have a camera, or i'd have posted build pix already] - it mustn't be ...
by Shobai
Sun Nov 18, 2007 2:11 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need new video card, opinions on the new ATI 2400xt? other?
Replies: 4
Views: 1631

at what speeds do you run your fans? if they're not flat out blasting, i sincerely doubt that they're pushing the air you say they are. also, if you are running them flat chat, why bother with a passive card? so, i'll assume that the fans aren't going full bore. next, those temps sound relatively hi...
by Shobai
Sat Nov 17, 2007 11:08 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: What motherboard is in your Antec NSK-3480/3300?
Replies: 15
Views: 4341

just for future reference for anyone looking at a build in this case, i've got a Ninja on an abit AN-M2 with 8800GTX and things fit well. if you install ram and HS before putting boar din case, and take your time maneuvering everything into the case, you'll be fine.
by Shobai
Wed Nov 14, 2007 5:13 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Sweet Little Computer, upgraded with 8800GT
Replies: 31
Views: 17066

Larfs, you're exactly right - the ratings only give you a clue as to what's going on in circuit, but even that clue is handy :) . because the caps sit [like you quite correctly point out] on the low voltage side of the fairly high efficiency supplies, they are subject to lower voltages but higher cu...
by Shobai
Tue Nov 13, 2007 1:06 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Sweet Little Computer, upgraded with 8800GT
Replies: 31
Views: 17066

well, regardless of what volts you didn't see anywhere - volts don't kill you. have a look around the net for "how much current can kill me" or something - you will find that it is an insanely small amount!! it all depends on how you touch things, and where the current flows. as for 500µF caps, che...
by Shobai
Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:04 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Quite Quiet 1,8 Ghz Duron ( aka K7 gaming rig for old games
Replies: 10
Views: 5516

well, if you don't have any heatsinks lying around, that's just too bad for you, unfortunately! like Mr jaldridge said, it's a lot of fun to work on something and see it work. also, please note i said CPU heatsinks, and not NB - even the old P1 heatsinks have a lot more surface area than NB ones, an...
by Shobai
Mon Jul 30, 2007 2:30 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Quite Quiet 1,8 Ghz Duron ( aka K7 gaming rig for old games
Replies: 10
Views: 5516

Jamppa, you do realise that the easy fix for the "dual core problem" is to set the game to run on only one core, right? that's what i do...alt+tab, alt+ctrl+del, select program, right click, set affinity, deselect one core, ok, alt+tab back in. quick as! secondly, have you considered removing the fa...
by Shobai
Fri Jun 22, 2007 9:46 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Sonata III: swap the PSU?
Replies: 16
Views: 6410

sunshine, do you have a GTX? i'm sorry, but while you and i both know that the card won't need that much, that's what nVidia recommends. come to think of it, i think that's why i said for example, nVidia recommends 8800GTXs be given 28A [amps] from the 12V rails of the supply. [edit for clarity] : o...
by Shobai
Fri Jun 22, 2007 5:03 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Sonata III: swap the PSU?
Replies: 16
Views: 6410

Blake, have a look at the Tech Report's review of the GTX, 2900XT, QX6800 - they do power readings at load and idle which are helpful for working out what sort of power supply you'll need. please take a look at the system config for each power graph, because the different components in each will mea...
by Shobai
Fri Jun 22, 2007 12:50 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Arm of Passive Asus Over Zalman CPU Cooler?
Replies: 3
Views: 2299

i'd be a little worried about clearance over the top of the 9700 - how tall is it? can you find out how tall the swung arm of the card is? also, could i ask what the machine will be used for? it just seems a little silly to me for you to spend so much money on CPU and motherboard, and then pair them...
by Shobai
Fri Jun 22, 2007 12:31 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Sonata III: swap the PSU?
Replies: 16
Views: 6410

short answer: nothing. long answer: see above. even SLI'd 8800GTXs, quad core processors, peltiers and watercooling, numerous hard drives and a small fridge wouldn't use an true 800W PSU. [edit: to answer the question] as for swapping the psu, they adhere to a form factor, so as long as the original...
by Shobai
Fri Jun 15, 2007 4:42 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: [CES 07] Arctic Cooling Accelero S1 & S2
Replies: 86
Views: 42055

[edit]

i just looked a bit closer at the design, i thought the heatpipes were near the top of the card, not coming up from the bottom. hence, bending the heatpipes to make the fins lie perpendicular to their original position wouldn't work as well as i'd hoped..
by Shobai
Wed Jun 13, 2007 5:58 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: My Soon to Be rig
Replies: 22
Views: 6158

Delta. if airflow's what you want, grab some Deltas. if you value your hearing, don't.