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by Mr_Smartepants
Sun Mar 27, 2005 11:40 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: system build/critique?
Replies: 10
Views: 2553

Looks good. Why not ditch your card reader and floppy and get this instead The mitsumi combo floppy/card reader would only take up one 3.5 bay too. Also, you might want to buy two nexus fans instead of one and suspend your HDD from the 3.5 bays in front of the intake fan. I'm not familiar with your ...
by Mr_Smartepants
Thu Mar 24, 2005 3:49 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: IMPORTANT: Poll for those with SAMSUNG Hard Drives
Replies: 169
Views: 159380

I just received my Spinpoint from Newegg today. Just opened the box and here's my report. Noticeable whine (with case closed, about 1 meter away): No Whine Noticeable whine (with ear next to harddrive): No Whine Model Number: SP1614C Supplier: Newegg Month of purchase: 2005.03 Motor: JVC, Stamped "5...
by Mr_Smartepants
Wed Mar 23, 2005 5:43 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Decoupling or Grill Removal?
Replies: 10
Views: 2613

For grill removal, why don't you try it and see? It takes 5 minutes to find out. Ditto. Depending on the grill, maybe not even 5 minutes. Fan decoupling is one that I think I'm actually against the crowd on (or the crowd is split on this). It's been my opinion that a decent, slow moving and well ba...
by Mr_Smartepants
Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:21 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Project: Black Hole (Updated 2/25)
Replies: 29
Views: 22901

Pictures!!! :D
by Mr_Smartepants
Tue Mar 22, 2005 5:12 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Funny that u guys feel a need for RUBBER FEET / SUSPENSION +
Replies: 13
Views: 3199

HDD manufacturers have their own 'claims' about the db ratings. Some use 'A' weighted dbA numbers, some use raw db numbers, some use Sone numbers (EU). They all try to quantify the noise output of their products in such a way to increase their marketability. The only TRUE way to compare noise levels...
by Mr_Smartepants
Sat Mar 19, 2005 10:03 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12-430 - experience after one day
Replies: 10
Views: 3274

Re: Seasonic S12-430 - experience after one day

chump wrote:Delurking...
Well then let me be the first to say...
Welcome to SPCR!

I concur with the others. Don't trust your BIOS readings, a multimeter is much more accurate.
by Mr_Smartepants
Sat Mar 19, 2005 8:01 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Mobile Pentium 4-M System
Replies: 9
Views: 5381

LOL! Whiskey bottle! :lol:

Seriously, though. Nice job!
I knew those mobile chips ran cool but I didn't realize they'd run THAT cool.
by Mr_Smartepants
Thu Mar 17, 2005 11:21 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Group Buy for sorbothane?
Replies: 16
Views: 4372

Put me down for three. :D

Those Sorbothane hemispheres look interesting for case feet (ala QuietPC). But minimum buy is too high.
by Mr_Smartepants
Thu Mar 17, 2005 4:55 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic S12-430: Beyond the Super Tornado
Replies: 200
Views: 181384

Anyways, I'm curious on the performance of those fan connectors: http://www.silentpcreview.com/files/images/seasonic-s12/adapters.jpg Are they similar to FAN ONLY connectors of Antec TruePower PSU's? Do they ramp up in the same way? (ie. PSU fan voltage == connected fan voltage)? Yeah, I wondered a...
by Mr_Smartepants
Thu Mar 17, 2005 1:07 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic S12-430: Beyond the Super Tornado
Replies: 200
Views: 181384

As always, Great review Mike!

I'll be getting one of these for my next major system overhaul. The only sticking point may be the lack of a 6-pin aux connector (which I don't currently need) but may require depending on my next mobo/vidcard purchase.

Sounds like a great PSU.
by Mr_Smartepants
Sun Mar 13, 2005 10:05 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent Case, Help Needed & Greatly Rewarded :)
Replies: 11
Views: 3867

That's going to be quite a setup there when it's done. The 3000B is a nice case. You might also want to consider a variant of the compucase LX-6A19 (D8000, etc.) or an Evercase 4252 (there are dozens) depending on availability in your area. Or if you can wait, the P180 looks promising. For PSU, I th...
by Mr_Smartepants
Sat Mar 12, 2005 1:30 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Minebea Panaflos?
Replies: 24
Views: 12386

I got three of the M3 80mm Chinaflo M1BX's ... Their code is "4J". After running them for 24+ hrs to break them in, here's what I found: One is pretty bad, with very noticeable clicking even at 5V. I'll have to agree with Ralf on this one. I just received my two fans from Dorothy this morning (very...
by Mr_Smartepants
Sat Mar 12, 2005 4:54 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: This fan looks like a NEXUS 120mm (FOR $8 + shipping)
Replies: 327
Views: 145914

:shock:

Try breaking them in all together daisy-chained and let us know what they sound like then!
:lol:
by Mr_Smartepants
Fri Mar 11, 2005 1:12 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Finished rig (56k warning)
Replies: 9
Views: 4165

Arsenal- I know you're proud of your wire-sleeving and that's why you want it out front. But you claim that you can't put your wires anywhere else...What about like this... http://homepage.ntlworld.com/erik.hansen/files/pics/Dads_comp/images/DSCN0675.jpg The wires can be routed through the hole behi...
by Mr_Smartepants
Fri Mar 11, 2005 12:18 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Does this sound like a well designed computer? 2nd Revision
Replies: 9
Views: 2378

Re: Does this sound like a well designed computer? 2nd Revis

AGP VIDEO CARD DirectX9, OpenGL 1.4 ** I don't know anything about video cards. My plan right now is to go for a $40 GeForce FX5200. PCI ADD IN CARD STEREO TV/FM tuner ** I am still shopping for this. I have only identified one card that has stereo audio for both TV and radio. Why not just combine ...
by Mr_Smartepants
Wed Mar 09, 2005 9:40 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12-430 in stock @ Newegg
Replies: 44
Views: 12682

Edward Ng wrote:...must...resist...desire.........to...buy....... :cry:
Aaaahhhhh........Click!

Nooooooo!

Aaackkk! It's out of stock! Nooooooooo! :cry:
by Mr_Smartepants
Wed Mar 09, 2005 11:35 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12-430 in stock @ Newegg
Replies: 44
Views: 12682

JimTX wrote:My first post!

My order is in and I can't wait for my PC to be quieter.
Welcome to SPCR!!

And be sure to report back how it works out for you.

114Amps on the 12V rail? That cable must be thicker than my thumb! :lol:
by Mr_Smartepants
Wed Mar 09, 2005 11:30 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Looking for rubber/vibration damping case feet
Replies: 8
Views: 2868

Mcmaster has some. I can't remember what page I saw them on. You need to be careful what durometer range you get (60 or 70). Too soft and they'll kinda ooze out from under your case. :lol:
by Mr_Smartepants
Tue Mar 08, 2005 11:53 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The Beige Box Sleeper
Replies: 8
Views: 4935

Wow! That is the cleanest setup I've seen in a long time! VERY nicely done! The only suggestions I can come up with would be to install a partition between the bottom of your PSU intake and the optical drives to keep the CPU heated air from getting sucked into your PSU and causing that fan to ramp u...
by Mr_Smartepants
Tue Mar 08, 2005 3:46 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Minebea Panaflos?
Replies: 24
Views: 12386

A lot of 3C 1BS 80mm L are coming thro, 3 distributors have them, and substituted for 1A fan orders (same spec), acoustically not great. Definately in the very noticeable segment of multi-tone level. Are you saying that you have 80mm L1BS or L1BX (RPM sensing) fans available? Your website doesn't l...
by Mr_Smartepants
Mon Mar 07, 2005 2:18 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Minebea Panaflos?
Replies: 24
Views: 12386

I just put in an inquiry to Dorothy for the L1A and M1BX variants of the 80mm Panaflos.
They are expensive (~$13 ea at current exchange rate) but if the quality is improved they might be worth it. We'll see. If I order, I'll get them in about a week.
by Mr_Smartepants
Sun Mar 06, 2005 11:22 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How long has your PSU lasted?
Replies: 19
Views: 5869

I can't match any of those uptimes! I usually upgrade before failure. :lol: My current PSU is a modified Fortron 300W (check sig) and it's been running mostly 24/7 for the past 1.5-years with zero problems. I'm already thinking of upgrading it to a new S12-380 when they become more widely available.
by Mr_Smartepants
Sat Mar 05, 2005 12:37 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Antec cases being shown at CES on pcmag.com
Replies: 473
Views: 317369

Rusty075 wrote:
dano wrote:What are the aproximate exterior dimensions of the P-180? In particular im loooking for height.
54cm H (21.3") x 20.5cm W (8.1") x 50.7cm D (19.9") .
Damn, now I'm going to have to buy a new desk too! :lol:
by Mr_Smartepants
Fri Mar 04, 2005 7:42 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12-430 installed
Replies: 4
Views: 1795

inoe wrote: Well, I mean oversea mean Europe to you...
May I ask where your friend bought it ?
Well maybe if everyone just updated their profile......
:D
inoe...Welcome to SPCR!!
by Mr_Smartepants
Wed Mar 02, 2005 12:09 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: mnpctech SC195
Replies: 5
Views: 1740

Looks exactly like a D8000 from CoolCases. It's just a Compucase LX-6A19 (or 6A21) that's been modded. Pretty pricey though. Coolcases is cheaper.

Good case. I've built a few using this. You'll love it.
by Mr_Smartepants
Tue Mar 01, 2005 11:27 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: are these grommets goode nough?
Replies: 6
Views: 1694

Re: are these grommets goode nough?

if i use the black ones, there'll be a gap between the casing and the fan frame. Are there any drawbacks to this? Only if you're trying to induce a positive/negative atmosphere inside your case. An example would be when watercooling, you're fan would need to be sealed to a spacer/plenum in between ...
by Mr_Smartepants
Tue Mar 01, 2005 11:20 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice on new Case?
Replies: 6
Views: 1897

I've been eyeing the v-1100B case to replace my sonata too. My only concern is the high cost. I only wish we had an idea of how much the new Antec P180 will be when/if it's released.
by Mr_Smartepants
Tue Mar 01, 2005 2:37 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Mist 120mm the same as Nexus 120mm ?
Replies: 10
Views: 3052

Could be a remarked Acoustifan?
by Mr_Smartepants
Mon Feb 28, 2005 12:29 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Toms hardware PSU roundup
Replies: 12
Views: 4282

Haven't heard of a third of these! :lol:
Sharkoon? Is that a new saturday morning cartoon or what? :lol:
by Mr_Smartepants
Fri Feb 25, 2005 11:20 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: a few questions about ZM-80C & 9800pro
Replies: 8
Views: 2315

I don't think removing the shim is a good idea, I'd agree with that! I have the ZM-80 (original one-pipe) hooked to my 9800Pro and it works just fine with minimal airflow from my front 120mm. I think the shim varies in thickness on some models, on mine, I can see daylight between the block and the ...