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by teknerd
Mon Dec 19, 2005 9:59 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Sonata PSU issues with 775 board.
Replies: 15
Views: 2698

does the video card need a 6-pin pci express connector, and if so, did you plug it in?
by teknerd
Thu Dec 01, 2005 12:15 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Zalman ZM-MFC1, Antec P-180... connecting case fans
Replies: 6
Views: 1828

you want to use the third product you listed:
http://www.bigfootcomputers.com/Merchan ... y_Code=120
by teknerd
Wed Nov 23, 2005 9:22 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: SLI ready means what exactly?
Replies: 7
Views: 1957

it means it has 2 pci-express connectors and the wattage to drive 2 VGA cards.
by teknerd
Thu Nov 17, 2005 5:59 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Motherboard itself does the cooling
Replies: 2
Views: 1331

sort of.
Stack-Cool doesnt cool the processor or GPU or anything major, but it does help dissipate heat from things like mosfets and voltage regulators.
by teknerd
Thu Nov 17, 2005 3:56 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Installing PSU
Replies: 2
Views: 977

Correct. All of the power connectors are keyed so they will only go in one way.

Note however that some power supplies use 6pin PCI-Express Power Connectors for all of the lines, so you have to be very careful about making sure the cables get plugged in the right way.
by teknerd
Tue Nov 15, 2005 11:08 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Dual head single PCI-E cards w/ portrait and landscape?
Replies: 12
Views: 2511

any recent card should be able to set different orientations/resolutions/color depths/etc for the different monitors.
by teknerd
Tue Nov 15, 2005 2:07 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: help find sweet spot in noise to capacity ratio newHD
Replies: 11
Views: 3603

well focusing on the sweet spot for price/size, i'd say Western Digital, especially over at Monarch Computer (monarchcomputer.com).
They are currently carrying 200GB, 250GB, and 320GB Caviar SE drives for less the $.50 a gig.
by teknerd
Tue Nov 15, 2005 1:56 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: new Zalman 460w PSU
Replies: 6
Views: 1687

the specs on it look good, but im wary seeing as how zalman's past power supplies and fans have been ok, but no nearly as good as seasonic's or the new antec's.
by teknerd
Mon Nov 14, 2005 3:33 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Evaluating the New Dell Dimension Desktops
Replies: 10
Views: 3112

Dells work well and have a good value (i set my parents up with one with a long term warranty so they wouldnt have to worry while i was away at school). Personally i would never consider buying one for myself for a number of reasons (cost for the high end systems, i like to build my own, noise, etc)...
by teknerd
Sun Nov 13, 2005 11:58 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Swap fan on a VF700
Replies: 25
Views: 12685

yes a 25mm fan will work. If you search the forums you will find someone who used a 80x25mm fan on their vf700.
by teknerd
Sun Nov 13, 2005 11:16 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How quiet is a WD Raptor?
Replies: 11
Views: 2458

Well it depends on how you mount it. But using it on the super soft mounts in a P180 or suspending it, it will be fairly quiet. Unless you are a hardcore silencer (who already has a very quiet system) the speed advantage will likely be worth the trade off for the slightly higher noise.
by teknerd
Wed Oct 19, 2005 8:25 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P150 mid-tower case w/ Neo HE 430 PSU
Replies: 206
Views: 159863

Also building a system with SATA HD's and Windows -- you have to have a floppy drive installed; at least temporarily... Not entirely correct. On my recent build (A8N SLI premium, with onboard RAID controller) no floppy drive action was required at all. I think it is board specific. More specificall...
by teknerd
Mon Oct 17, 2005 11:23 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Shuttle's long awaited SD11G5 Pentium-M SFF
Replies: 74
Views: 55739

awesome article. Im really glad to see that shuttle has finally made a good, quiet SFF (I didnt like the zen because of the lack of upgrade options and the ATI chipset). one thing though, the article hasnt been posted on the front page, its only accessible right now through this thread :lol: great j...
by teknerd
Mon Oct 17, 2005 10:57 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Cable Adapter 4pin to 3pin (fans)
Replies: 2
Views: 921

more specifically, this should be what you are looking for:
http://www.svc.com/4to3ad.html
by teknerd
Sun Oct 16, 2005 11:15 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 300GB SATA HD recommendations for media storage
Replies: 2
Views: 1440

I have a 320GB JD series Western Digital and it is basically silent in my current system. From what i can deduce from the SPCR reviews and user comments both the WD and Seagate are about the same. Given that, i think the WD is a better bet since it is less expensive. Any difference in sound between ...
by teknerd
Sat Oct 15, 2005 10:52 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Want Socket 939 fanless raid5 (Sil 3114) mobo without SLI
Replies: 5
Views: 2228

SLI boards arent that much more expensive than non-sli (20 bucks maybe) so it isnt that big a difference. Plus you dont have to use the 2nd slot for graphics. You can put the board in dual x8 mode and put any card you want in the secod slot.
by teknerd
Sat Oct 15, 2005 2:33 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Want Socket 939 fanless raid5 (Sil 3114) mobo without SLI
Replies: 5
Views: 2228

To my knowledge no such product exists. The best bet would be the Asus A8n-SLI Premium. The only specification it doesnt meet is that it has SLI. Even thoguh it has dual x16 slots it still has 3 PCI slots so you're fine in that area. Is there any particular reason you aren't willing to buy a board w...
by teknerd
Thu Oct 13, 2005 11:29 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: stable, pci-e, x2 compatible, passively cooled mb
Replies: 5
Views: 1994

Asus A8N-SLI Premium
by teknerd
Thu Oct 13, 2005 7:10 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Does Mosfets need cooling?
Replies: 6
Views: 2844

instead of adding the compleixty of a northbridge waterblock i would simply add a 120mm nexus @ 5V blowing air onto the area around the CPU. It will give you better temps and add basically zero noise.
by teknerd
Thu Oct 13, 2005 12:38 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Best Quiet 80mm TC Fan?
Replies: 3
Views: 1379

dont bother with a tc fan. Just slap in a trusty old panaflo 80mm. even at 12V it will be quieter than the other fans in the case.
by teknerd
Sun Oct 09, 2005 11:22 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Press release for new Antec P150 case.
Replies: 70
Views: 42240

natethegreat wrote:A link to this pic on anandtech: Click Here
that build is clearly an SPCR preview. Taking one look at that cable job its clear that Ralf did it. (not to mention i/ve seen that motherboard and RAM on other SPCR builds.
by teknerd
Sat Oct 08, 2005 12:40 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Shelf Life of Arctic Silver
Replies: 17
Views: 5079

it'll work but in my experience AS drops the temps a few degrees.
by teknerd
Sat Oct 08, 2005 12:39 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: DFI Lanparty UT Ultra-D northbridge alternative
Replies: 25
Views: 9616

unless you can go passive i would leave the stock cooler on the board. the dfi nf4 boards have a relatively good fan and fan control system built onto the board. you can customize the temperature at which the fan turns on and how long it take to ramp up.
by teknerd
Wed Oct 05, 2005 1:01 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan Headers - Where to buy?
Replies: 2
Views: 1027

Jab-tech.com has everything you need as far as computer power stuff goes. I modularize all of my stuff and get everything from there.
by teknerd
Tue Oct 04, 2005 9:23 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Press release for new Antec P150 case.
Replies: 70
Views: 42240

winguy wrote:
Shadowknight wrote:Also supposed to have some type of integrated cable management system as well.
Advanced cable management simply means the PSU is modular. :)
Also, according to the website, the case has channels for your wires to be laid in to keep them hidden.
by teknerd
Tue Oct 04, 2005 8:33 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Press release for new Antec P150 case.
Replies: 70
Views: 42240

wow, this new case and line of power supplies look amazing (Hard Drive Suspension built in to a case !?!?!?!.) I certainly hope an SPCR review is coming soon, i can hardly think of a product right now that is of more interest to the silencing community.
by teknerd
Mon Oct 03, 2005 8:07 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: OCZ Powerstream 520W SLI Ultra Quiet - Prospects?
Replies: 1
Views: 893

SPCR did a review of the powerstream here. As you guessed, it is not very quiet.
by teknerd
Sun Oct 02, 2005 1:10 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Difficult PSU decisions requesting suggestions
Replies: 2
Views: 960

consider an antec smart power II 500W with a cool air tunnel from the top 5.25" bay.
by teknerd
Fri Sep 30, 2005 12:00 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Nexus 120mm @12V vs. P180 TriCool fan @ low, who is quieter?
Replies: 4
Views: 1683

if you look at spcr's slk-3000b review, they do a mini review of the tri-cool fan in which they find that the 25db spec is accurate for the fan on low speed. To get better combinations of cfm/noise you can also try wiring the fan for 5V or 7V and setting it to medium or high.
by teknerd
Wed Sep 28, 2005 10:18 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermal compound
Replies: 3
Views: 1024

I'd second the Ceramique Recommendation. Its easy to apply, definately non-conductive, and cheaper than AS5