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by len509
Thu Oct 13, 2005 9:55 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Recommend a sck 754 AGP buzz\coil noise free?
Replies: 6
Views: 3186

I've used the DFI Lanparty UT 250GB and the Asus K8N-E Deluxe. No coile whine on either NForce 3 motherboards. I stuck with the Asus because it could undervolt better than the DFI.
by len509
Mon Oct 10, 2005 2:50 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: This site recommends 160gb samsung.. what about their 250gb?
Replies: 9
Views: 4484

I have a 160GB Spinpoint and it is very quiet. It has been said that the newer 250GB may not be as quiet as the older models. Check out this thread, New Samsungs no longer quiet. I wish SPCR could review these newer Spinpoints and do a comparison. I too am interested in a 250GB.
by len509
Sun Oct 09, 2005 6:17 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Nexus 120mm onto Zalman 7700AlCu
Replies: 4
Views: 1645

by len509
Tue Sep 27, 2005 6:17 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Recommended Tin Snips (Under 15$?)
Replies: 14
Views: 4811

Check out the Modding & Cutting with Tin Snips sticky thread in the Cases & Damping forum. Basically you should get some quality tin snips. The recommened brand, Wiss, should only by about $17 at Home Depot.
by len509
Thu Sep 22, 2005 8:37 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: ASUS announces new SLI motherboards w/ passive cooling
Replies: 24
Views: 10187

Same info, but the pics work here:

AMDZone
by len509
Wed Sep 21, 2005 2:25 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman 7700AlCu
Replies: 5
Views: 2020

i'm trying to mod zalman 7700 cu with yate loon 120mm

Check out the above thread. It's for a 7000 and a Nexus 92mm. But it should be the same procedure.
by len509
Tue Sep 20, 2005 1:04 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Looking for affordable, quiet 120mm fans (in the US)
Replies: 29
Views: 12268

by len509
Thu Sep 08, 2005 2:29 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Hole trimming?
Replies: 4
Views: 1648

by len509
Mon Sep 05, 2005 6:20 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Source for non LED Yate Loon D12SM-12?
Replies: 4
Views: 1390

Check also this thread, Two loons, a papst, and a coolermaster for more info. Seems like PCTek Online used to have the 4-pin medium speed. But it now seems they only have the low speed version. Maybe someone can confirm this. The Mad Dog Whisperfan at CompUSA is said to be a medium speed YL.
by len509
Sun Sep 04, 2005 3:17 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: ASUS K8N-E Deluxe and Sempron 2600+ E6 754 undervolting
Replies: 16
Views: 5200

I've got the same board and I do see the FID/VID and CnQ option. But I have a A64 3200+. I've read that only some of the 2600+E6 support CnQ (and maybe undervolting). So you may have got one that is locked. Check out this thread . But those idle/load temps are excellent, that I wouldn't even worry a...
by len509
Wed Aug 31, 2005 11:32 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Hard drive choice
Replies: 2
Views: 1037

Re: Hard drive choice

Mussels wrote:I've read about nidec motors, is there any way to tell if this drive has one or not?
This has been discussed already here:
Samsung Spinpoint SP2504C motor
by len509
Wed Aug 31, 2005 5:33 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet VGA cooler that doesn't eat up PCI slot?
Replies: 25
Views: 6374

I don't think you are going to find a VGA cooler that will not use up a PCI slot. Especially one for a 6600. How much do you like your card? You could sell it and get a fanless Gigabyte or XFX card.
by len509
Wed Aug 24, 2005 5:14 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung Spinpoint SP2504C motor
Replies: 19
Views: 7129

Re: Samsung Spinpoint SP2504C motor

I am about to buy a Samsung Spinpoint SP2504C (250GB) I heard that they can come with different motors. I've read differently. I thought the newer 200GB and 250GB models only come with Nidec motors now. Here's two older threads: Samsung SP2504C (250GB) or Maxtor Diamondmax SB250 (250GB) Where to fi...
by len509
Mon Aug 15, 2005 1:41 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Powerful System in a Antec P180
Replies: 12
Views: 5175

Cool setup. What are your temps like? And does your fanless PSU get hot?
by len509
Tue Jul 12, 2005 8:07 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Where can I buy some quiet fans in bulk?
Replies: 6
Views: 1454

The black Yate loons can be found at PCTek Online. But they do not have RPM sensing.
by len509
Mon Jul 11, 2005 11:11 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Sunbeam Rubber Fan screws?
Replies: 1
Views: 1029

Try the search function. You'd come up with these threads...

Sunbeam Rubber Screws (12 Pack) for $3.99

Anybody tried these Sunbeam rubber screws?
by len509
Sat Jun 25, 2005 8:51 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Possible system for a friend of mine - Comments?
Replies: 13
Views: 2556

The Newegg price for the Antec 3000B is pretty high. Check this thread, Antec SLK3000b for $46.24, for a cheaper solution. Bestbyte has the Seasonic PSU's cheaper too. Bestbyte has a pretty good reputation here at SPCR.
by len509
Sat Jun 25, 2005 3:40 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Quiet 3000B gaming machine
Replies: 17
Views: 10038

I got the Acoustifan since it was the only fan I'd seen in the recommended list that had open corners (I don't have any tools to cut open the corners of a Nexus with) There are now clips available you can use to attach an XP-120 with a closed corner fan. I really wanted to clean up my cabling in th...
by len509
Thu Jun 23, 2005 8:11 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Sonata II or SLK3000b
Replies: 4
Views: 1899

The 3000b is a very good case, but you probably should get it somewhere else , because Newegg is expensive. I've never heard of the XClio, the popular PSU around here is the Seasonic S12 . Since your on a budget, the 330W version should still be plenty of power. You might want to think about the DFI...
by len509
Wed Jun 22, 2005 1:00 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Most Reliable Fanless PSU?
Replies: 48
Views: 16263

I've had a good experience with the 350W Coolmax. It is reviewed here at SPCR with good efficiency and voltage regulation. It's also cheaper than the both the Silverstone and Phantom. It is barely warm to the touch with my undervolted and slightly underclocked Newcastle 3200+. But like many have sta...
by len509
Fri Jun 17, 2005 2:13 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Is Asus K8NE-Deluxe Undervoltable?
Replies: 3
Views: 1645

tempeteduson wrote: EDIT: But why not use CnQ instead of undervolting?
CnQ will get idle temps low. But since you have to use the default voltages and speeds, load temps will usually be higher than they would with a good undervolt/underclock. And load temps and stability under load is more important than idle temps.
by len509
Fri Jun 17, 2005 1:15 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My one-fan Athlon64
Replies: 27
Views: 10236

This is my logic also. At such a low power draw the PSU should be giving off very little heat. Power consumption on the DC side is probably ~65w. The CPU surely accounts for the majority of this, although I doubt it is 50w. My guess would probably be more like 35-40w. With an undervolted Turion64, ...
by len509
Fri Jun 17, 2005 12:31 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: San Diego CnQ question
Replies: 8
Views: 3454

that's interesting. anybody with experiences of the Sli Premium w/ heatpipe chipset cooler? There's already a few threads about Abit's mobos with heatpipes: Abit got mobos with heatpipes! Abit Q-OTES Motherboard for at New Egg And Edward Ng has built a 3000+ Venice that's in the Gallery Section. Ed...
by len509
Tue Jun 14, 2005 10:07 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: A new king for VGA air-cooling? Thermalright V1 - 80mm fan!
Replies: 12
Views: 4355

This was already mentioned here, Best fanless VGA heatsink?. But I guess it deserves its own thread.
by len509
Sat Jun 11, 2005 11:05 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: I'm running at 56 CPU and 42 Case. How much higher can I go?
Replies: 5
Views: 1820

yes, nothing to worry; but I'd base the decision on temps on CPU burn (with prime95), not idle. I agree as well. With a 939 CPU core and undervolting, underclocking, or Cool and Quiet, idle temps can get ridiculously low. But what's more important is the CPU load temp and stability under load (prim...
by len509
Fri Jun 10, 2005 7:56 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Getting Serious
Replies: 6
Views: 3616

BenW wrote:Nice system, how did you set it up so the fans only come on at a certain temp?
I've got the same motherboard. The DFI Smartguardian hardware monitor has the option to turn fans on, off, and go full speed at a certain temperature.
by len509
Mon Jun 06, 2005 2:03 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Just Another 3000B (56K Warning!)
Replies: 28
Views: 15416

I haven't mounted a side fan, those holes will only fit an 80mm fan wont they? I did think about flipping the CPU fan to blow out the side tube, because it lines up so well with this Mobo You might want to try and run the XP-120 fanless and use the 3000B CPU duct. Temps might actually be better or ...
by len509
Sat Jun 04, 2005 9:32 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: NMB "zomg quietest fans evar" @ xoxide
Replies: 4
Views: 2719

I've ordered from Xoxide a few weeks ago. Got a Func mouse pad and lan bags. No problems whatsoever and the package came promptly.
by len509
Sat Jun 04, 2005 3:46 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Abit AN7 and Athlon XP 2500+ - Suggestions for HS/F?
Replies: 5
Views: 1839

Newegg is a great online store, but probably not the best when it comes to these kinds of computer parts. Jab-Tech or Xoxide are both good companies that have it in stock with decent prices.