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by bendit
Tue Nov 20, 2007 12:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is AMD Doomed?
Replies: 62
Views: 15832

i agree that intel needs amd around, even if they don't want them around. but I don't believe they would be allowed to invest in them. Samsung, or a large Taiwanese concern seems a natural to eventually take over AMD. IBM is a long shot.
by bendit
Mon Nov 19, 2007 7:44 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: What do you do with old hard drives?
Replies: 4
Views: 3168

if you live in a city with craiglist, sell them. there are many folks out there that buy STUFF, any stuff, provided it's priced to sell.
by bendit
Fri Nov 16, 2007 3:11 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: ST3250410AS vs KS
Replies: 11
Views: 10040

beware of this drive. seeks are driving me crazy! I tried to enable aam and it says it's NOT supported. It's much louder than my last drive which was a single platter WD 160gb, although it is faster.
by bendit
Thu Nov 08, 2007 11:06 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: any comments on NSK6580?
Replies: 1
Views: 1543

That case was just updated by Antec. have you checked out the SOLO? there is a deal at FRYS on this great case. It's a bit smaller than the one you reference. Most silencers by far choose either the solo or p18x for builds in this size.
by bendit
Mon Oct 29, 2007 7:52 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung single-platter 250GB drive
Replies: 51
Views: 26448

i wonder how a 5400rpm drive could be one of the fastest sata drives they have tested? same drive?
by bendit
Sat Oct 27, 2007 10:41 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 7200.10 ST3320620AS vs. WD3200AAKS
Replies: 9
Views: 5660

look at this drive, which is smaller, ST3250410AS, or the new Seagate 7200.11 drives. I believe the technology has changed for the better.
by bendit
Fri Oct 26, 2007 8:14 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: NSK3480: New 80 Plus PSU?
Replies: 24
Views: 16745

it looks like the new psu for the nsk1380 is up on the 80+ site. the model is Antec AR-350. Hope it's quiet.
by bendit
Fri Oct 26, 2007 11:11 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: D201gly2: product and SPCR review discussion
Replies: 398
Views: 257817

will this run windows home server and will it fit in the nsk3480?

thanks!
by bendit
Mon Oct 22, 2007 10:13 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Another stout little bugger - 360 watts PCP&C
Replies: 9
Views: 3234

The 360 was also labeled 80 plus in the Newegg specs. The problem is we need to get this verified from the "source" or the 80 plus website. So far we don't have it. I would not rely on Newegg specs for proof.
by bendit
Mon Oct 22, 2007 7:38 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Another stout little bugger - 360 watts PCP&C
Replies: 9
Views: 3234

The only pcpc psu that shows up on the 80 plus site is the 750w model. Also when you drill down on the actual specs, it says 74% efficient. Also, there is no mention of 80+ that I could find for this psu on the pcpc site, only on the newegg description. Any more info on this being 80+ and also if th...
by bendit
Fri Oct 19, 2007 5:53 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zalman CNPS8700 LED: Update of a Classic
Replies: 23
Views: 14754

Right now, Scythe is doing the best job up and down the line of delivering performance at reasonable prices. Zalman should be taking notes. The pricing of the Mini Ninja is the latest example.
by bendit
Mon Oct 15, 2007 9:14 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: NSK3480: New 80 Plus PSU?
Replies: 24
Views: 16745

the news on nsk1380 is potentially significant. It is either a total redesign of the chassis (positive) or they have a nw sfx PSU that is 80+. Both are very interesting developments as I believe one of the weaknesses of the nsk1300 was a noisy non standard PSU. I also hope they have silicon mounting...
by bendit
Fri Oct 12, 2007 7:21 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Sparta vs Manila
Replies: 12
Views: 6834

sparta runs at 1.9 the 3200+ runs at 1.8

of course I am no expert...but this is my guess.
by bendit
Fri Aug 31, 2007 8:05 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Power consumption for E2140 vs E6750 at the SAME frequency?
Replies: 7
Views: 3716

when you undervolt a core2duo chip or allendale does speedstep still work the same? thanks
by bendit
Thu Aug 30, 2007 7:36 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: mini antec p182
Replies: 82
Views: 119678

I wonder if they released a prototype knowing that the good folks at spcr would kind of well, give it the once over. :lol: There is one glaring weakness here noted by all of you and that is the restrictive grill. Do you think they might be "listening"? Is it too late to do some final tweaking of the...
by bendit
Wed Aug 29, 2007 11:07 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: EarthWatts 430, Neo HE 430, or Corsair VX450?
Replies: 12
Views: 4170

corsair if money is not the object.
by bendit
Sun Aug 19, 2007 8:14 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: mini antec p182
Replies: 82
Views: 119678

it's growing on me....The folks here aren't looking for "purdy". I believe this case is going to be very very popular with the fellers. :)
by bendit
Thu Aug 16, 2007 2:23 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Katana II vs AC Freezer7 Pro vs Akasa AK-965
Replies: 6
Views: 2389

I am not sure. But not all motherboards do this. You should be able to get the specs of your motherboard and see if it does some kind of fan control on the CPU fan. Most modern motherboards do. Try and download the manual somewhere or go to the website and look it up. Good luck. If you don't have a ...
by bendit
Wed Aug 15, 2007 6:24 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Katana II vs AC Freezer7 Pro vs Akasa AK-965
Replies: 6
Views: 2389

the cooler doesn't modify the speed of the fan, my m/b does. most modern motherboards should be able to. you should check on that. I am running a 65w Brsibane core 4400+ not overclocked using cool n quiet. the katana II is a nice cooler for the money. It performs on par with my Zerotherm bt90.
by bendit
Wed Aug 15, 2007 4:51 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Katana II vs AC Freezer7 Pro vs Akasa AK-965
Replies: 6
Views: 2389

I have the Scythe and the fan will spin at ~ 750 rpm unless its really hot out. It's really quiet at that speed. You have a very low power chip there and the fan shoud stay well below the rated 1500 rpm. There is a review of this cooler on the site. I would look also at the mini ninja which is about...
by bendit
Mon Jul 30, 2007 3:02 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: NSK3480: New 80 Plus PSU?
Replies: 24
Views: 16745

not much difference. I have a low power system and the fan on my EA does not ramp. I can't hear it. But then again, I am not a fanatic like some folks around here. :D I think its a great psu for the price.
by bendit
Thu Jul 26, 2007 5:22 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180B = best case ever
Replies: 15
Views: 19530

the p180 is a product that slowly got momentum after kind of stumbling out of the start gates, and now is a modern classic. that is a testimony to its design and antec quality. I have a solo and the attention to detail is amazing. I am waiting to have a look see at the mini 182.
by bendit
Thu Jul 26, 2007 4:56 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: NSK3480: New 80 Plus PSU?
Replies: 24
Views: 16745

the su-380 is also a seasonic psu and isn't bad at all. I did a fan swap to a low speed panaflo and it was great. I have an ea380 and I don't have any coil whine or annoying noises coming out of it. However, I am not fanatical about my sounds. 8)
by bendit
Fri Jul 13, 2007 1:12 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: recommended for light and quiet/silent [am2]
Replies: 19
Views: 4737

Scythe Katana 2 or Mine
by bendit
Sun Jun 03, 2007 9:30 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: help! need low profile s939 cooler for htpc
Replies: 2
Views: 1351

that zalman got a very bad review here. its also more expensive than two alternatives that would be more quiet. The a/c Alpine 64 and Scythe Samurai Rev B are half the cost, and were reviewed here on the site.
by bendit
Sat Jun 02, 2007 2:52 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Nexus NX-8060 - original & improved
Replies: 58
Views: 43943

I have a guess. Traffic. And this is no knock on this great site. But if you review the "big boys" the odds that the HardOC guys and XtremePC guys looking for gamer power supplies are going to read the review. just a guess and could well be way off base. nice review! our forums are constantly tellin...
by bendit
Tue May 29, 2007 4:10 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Nexus NX-8060 - original & improved
Replies: 58
Views: 43943

nice review. I expected better from this PSU for the price. The Corsair 500w PSU is a bargain by comparison. This seems to be a farily ordinary PSU except for the price, which is extraordinary. It seems Fortron has yet to get a handle on low noise PSUs the way seasonic has.
by bendit
Tue May 29, 2007 9:36 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: fs: 300w Fortron Green PSU FSP60-300GLN $23 + Shipping
Replies: 0
Views: 1663

fs: 300w Fortron Green PSU FSP60-300GLN $23 + Shipping

It is quiet. Only three months old. Loved it but wanted a rear blowing 80mm fan PSU and found a good deal on Anetc 380w earthwatt.

shipping is extra and only to CONUS

I can send pics
by bendit
Tue May 29, 2007 4:38 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AM2 microATX board that undervolts/underclocks
Replies: 15
Views: 6546

its been great. the one chip design is nice and simple and cool and the bios has plenty of options. I love it and I am usally an ASUS man. :D Its a very tested and refined chipset. There has been a lot of discussion on the 6100 6150se chipset here that you should search for. You also might want to c...
by bendit
Tue May 29, 2007 2:21 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AM2 microATX board that undervolts/underclocks
Replies: 15
Views: 6546

I have a Gigabyte GA-M61P-S3 board that has this 6150/se chipset and it supported the brisbane with the shipped bios. it also undervolts (haven't tried underclocking). Mine is full size but I think there are new uATX Gigabyte boards with this new chipset. No DVI, however. I was initially recommended...