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by bendit
Sun Feb 10, 2008 7:03 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hitachi P7K500
Replies: 18
Views: 12342

I may have had a bad sample but the idle noise on my 250g was obnoxious enough for me to send it back to Newegg.
by bendit
Sat Feb 09, 2008 8:12 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Full Vista Aero Glass Support with Lowest Power Usage?
Replies: 20
Views: 5520

Nvidia 7300gs handles aero just fine and is a low power chipset.
by bendit
Sat Feb 09, 2008 8:05 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Very Quiet Windows Home Server
Replies: 2
Views: 2890

Very nice but it seems a bit much for such a lite system! 500w psu? WHS is notorious for allowing very minimal hardware requirements, I mean sub 50w systems at the wall. the solo would be a great case for a WHS with 3 drives as would the p182, which is available for $60ar right now. But like I said,...
by bendit
Sat Feb 09, 2008 3:56 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Which 2 Buy? Samsung HD501LJ or Seagate 7200.11 500GB
Replies: 37
Views: 13020

mcoleg wrote: there's an interesting seagate drive out there, btw - st3250410as. while it's listed as 7200.10, it's actually from 7200.11 family - it has single 250gb platter. the drive is half-height and not too loud.
I bought one and returned it. Seek noise was really loud! I now have two WD.
by bendit
Sun Jan 27, 2008 7:59 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: CES 2008, Day 1: Antec, Arctic Cooling, CoolIT
Replies: 48
Views: 24020

Due to integration, it is Inevitable that the matx form factor is going to be the dominant form factor within a couple of years. that's my opinion. I see this new mini 182 as a forward looking product that has this eventuality in mind.
by bendit
Tue Jan 22, 2008 5:43 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec NSK3480 PSU too noisy - RESULT !
Replies: 19
Views: 7226

yamahaSHO wrote:I swapped in the Scythe fan that came with my Ninja Mini... I can't hear it.
me too. :D
by bendit
Fri Jan 04, 2008 4:37 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Andy now w/ Slipstream Fan
Replies: 6
Views: 2365

yeah I do have a fanmate and I should try that. But my other Scythe DFS 12cm fan seemed to undervolt a bit better using the m/b headers.
by bendit
Fri Jan 04, 2008 11:52 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Andy now w/ Slipstream Fan
Replies: 6
Views: 2365

I have the 1200 slipstream and it doesn't seem to under volt that well. in my very cool system it is running at ~ 850 rpm connected to my motherboard header. I was hoping the RPM would be lower. I presume this fan will come in handy this summer.
by bendit
Mon Dec 31, 2007 7:04 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Any good 1TB drives? Samsung, WD, Hitachi all have trouble
Replies: 9
Views: 3666

paranoia about W/D seems irrational. Letting it go will suddenly reveal a worthy 1tb drive.
by bendit
Wed Dec 26, 2007 12:09 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: ANTEC NSK2400 PSU SU380 FAN SWAP
Replies: 60
Views: 28169

udi if you can hear that you are obsessed! you know it can become an never ending quest. sometimes you just have to focus on other things! you've already gone overboard with the psu. perhaps it's the HD? :D
by bendit
Wed Dec 26, 2007 7:25 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: ANTEC NSK2400 PSU SU380 FAN SWAP
Replies: 60
Views: 28169

udi why do you need both fasteners? overkill? :)
by bendit
Wed Dec 26, 2007 6:09 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: ANTEC NSK2400 PSU SU380 FAN SWAP
Replies: 60
Views: 28169

udi it looks like you are still using the black nexus silicon plugs also? How is the fit of these hard drive screws? I have some I can use.
by bendit
Mon Dec 24, 2007 7:57 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Why did Antec abandon the Neo HE fan?
Replies: 4
Views: 2077

antec reps are probably not keenly aware of the nuances of particular fans in quite the way we all are. :D the difference in the fan is one of fan speed and bearings. HE's get the slower, bb fan, EA's get the faster, sleeve bearing one. who knows what goes on in those marketing meetings but it seems...
by bendit
Mon Dec 24, 2007 5:11 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: PCDesignLab Qmicra v2 SFF System (Made In USA)
Replies: 15
Views: 6246

I would say that only two 120mm hard drive bays are plenty for a case this small. the major problem for silencers though, is that it's built from aluminum and that 3.5" disk drive mounts are "hard". the case could be improved if silicon grommets were implemented in a mounting mechanism something lik...
by bendit
Thu Dec 20, 2007 6:24 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Nexus Real Silent (orange) 120mm and 92mm case fans
Replies: 1
Views: 1629

lower price
by bendit
Thu Dec 20, 2007 6:24 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Scythe Ninja Mini - $29.99 shipped at Newegg
Replies: 4
Views: 2639

yeah the minja is a great deal at $30.
by bendit
Thu Dec 20, 2007 6:23 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: ANTEC NSK2400 PSU SU380 FAN SWAP
Replies: 60
Views: 28169

udi, I have a solo with 1 100mm scythe intake @5v and one 120mm exhaust running at 800rpm. I have 1 3.5 drive and 1 notebook. Your case fans are quite close to minja. my temps are stabilizing at 38c for my CPU and if I open my window, it will go a bit lower. :-)
by bendit
Thu Dec 20, 2007 5:36 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: ANTEC NSK2400 PSU SU380 FAN SWAP
Replies: 60
Views: 28169

yes. I have the second generation Brisbane 5000+ and it seems to run cooler and react better to cool and quiet management. Actually things are starting to heat up a bit I will have to watch the CPU temps. It may be that I will have to slap my 92mm nexus on it.
by bendit
Thu Dec 20, 2007 4:38 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: ANTEC NSK2400 PSU SU380 FAN SWAP
Replies: 60
Views: 28169

udi, it's a 65w Brisbane ssytem very similar to yours, that never gets pushed hard. btw, I am running my minja passively and my cpu temp is 36c. Granted its winter in NYC but this is ~ 2c lower than my Katana 2 with a 92mm Nexus on it. Great cooler!
by bendit
Wed Dec 19, 2007 9:26 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: ANTEC NSK2400 PSU SU380 FAN SWAP
Replies: 60
Views: 28169

did my fan swap with the scythe dfs that came with my minja. I was going to try to plug the three pin fan connector into the two pin but I broke one of the pins off on the antec board. So I ended up taking the three pin cable through the back and plugging it into the 5v connector of a Zalman multi c...
by bendit
Wed Dec 19, 2007 6:25 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: I'm going to build a system, and I need PSU advice.
Replies: 10
Views: 2762

Check your 80mm fan. Can you get a 120mm instead? Do you realize you have chosen a noisy video card? There may be fan-less options. It also seems weird to match such a powerful video card with a slow processor. You are on this site presumably because you desire a quiet system. I would hold off for a...
by bendit
Tue Dec 18, 2007 7:54 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: ANTEC NSK2400 PSU SU380 FAN SWAP
Replies: 60
Views: 28169

I am going to use the scythe dfs fan that came with the mini ninja. it's fairly low speed and is known to start at low voltages!
by bendit
Tue Dec 18, 2007 7:39 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Sparkle SPI220LE.....more mods, now fanless.
Replies: 18
Views: 10471

it would be great to see this psu or one like it in the atx form factor.
by bendit
Sat Dec 15, 2007 10:07 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Looking for upgrade over Antec TriCool "LOW"
Replies: 9
Views: 3468

how would the ultra kaze be in a solo as the exhaust fan? I think it would normally spin at 750rpm under-volted by my motherboard.
by bendit
Wed Dec 12, 2007 7:04 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: ANTEC NSK2400 PSU SU380 FAN SWAP
Replies: 60
Views: 28169

udi I have the earthwatts 380w! It seems a bit different.
by bendit
Tue Dec 11, 2007 3:26 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: ANTEC NSK2400 PSU SU380 FAN SWAP
Replies: 60
Views: 28169

bp can you talk more about the two pin connector and how you worked that and how it connects to the 3 pin connector of the fan? what did you do with the screwdriver? thanks! I am going to do this swap with a medium speed scythe 80mm minebea.
by bendit
Mon Dec 10, 2007 11:30 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: ANTEC NSK2400 PSU SU380 FAN SWAP
Replies: 60
Views: 28169

udi13, what is the black housing on the wire from the nexus? Did you rig that up or is that the nexus wire? Did you have to extend the nexus wire? Did you connect fan controller to 3 pin mobo connector?
thanks!
by bendit
Fri Dec 07, 2007 4:42 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 35W SFF X2 3800+ is available again
Replies: 30
Views: 15477

I am surprised the original invoice or packing list does not list the part # as the 35w model. It seems to just take the description off of the item ordered.
by bendit
Thu Nov 29, 2007 8:59 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: ANTEC NSK2400 PSU SU380 FAN SWAP
Replies: 60
Views: 28169

hmm nexus usually was not used for fan swap because it wouldn't start at low voltage? I hope yours starts! most use the L1a or m1a or the Scythe equivalents.