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by dperrella
Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:42 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Anybody has a Myka ION?
Replies: 4
Views: 3262

Myka Ion

It's really fanless, but it's not really for sale. I think the company would really like to sell the product, but they have no estimate on an actual ship date. Buy the same components and build your own if you want something like that.
by dperrella
Thu Sep 27, 2007 8:14 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Stripping laptop to make low consumption desktop pc
Replies: 4
Views: 4282

Laptop 44-pin IDE extension cables (M/F)

How's this?

http://www.mycableshop.com/itemdesc.asp?ic=IDE44X24

It's a 24-inch M/F cable. They also make custom 44-pin cables (choose your length and connectors, but I doubt they have the connectors for your DVD drive. You might have to buy a USB DVD drive or USB enclosure.
by dperrella
Wed Nov 08, 2006 10:04 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Chris Thomson's 3rd DIY OC'd rig -- a Core 2 Duo this time
Replies: 102
Views: 71905

Thanks again for your advice. I don't know if I'll ever want to overvolt. You're probably right that I'll never need to. I was just curious. Currently, I'm trying running at 335 (3.02 GHz) with my fans running at about 700-800 rpm. My CPU temperatures are safe under normal loads, but the whole case ...
by dperrella
Wed Nov 01, 2006 8:40 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Chris Thomson's 3rd DIY OC'd rig -- a Core 2 Duo this time
Replies: 102
Views: 71905

Thanks for the advice

You're right that I want to avoid replacing the stock north bridge heat sink. I think for the modest overclocking I have in mind, it's probably adequate. If I decide to go that way (with a low profile CPU cooler, a Condor in the up position and stock north bridge/VRM heat sinks), should I avoid any ...
by dperrella
Tue Oct 31, 2006 7:10 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Dead silent PC (and I mean DEAD = 0 dB)
Replies: 35
Views: 12016

Oil Immersion

No, it's not terribly practical, but it could be fun and might be (almost) totally silent. I'd seen the Tom's hardware project, but it was done with vegetable oil and an acrylic or Plexiglas tank. Making the tank out of a thermal insulator that can be damaged by oil and using an oil that will go bad...
by dperrella
Mon Oct 30, 2006 5:37 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Dead silent PC (and I mean DEAD = 0 dB)
Replies: 35
Views: 12016

Oil Immersion

You could probably get pretty close to silent by immersing all the non-moving parts in a sealed tub full of mineral oil. I don't know how much heat this could disperse without active movement of the oil, but my guess is that a copper case the size of a standard tower would probably be able to get ri...
by dperrella
Mon Oct 30, 2006 3:53 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Chris Thomson's 3rd DIY OC'd rig -- a Core 2 Duo this time
Replies: 102
Views: 71905

Love the build

This is mostly directed at Chris Thomson, but I'll welcome constructive advice from anyone. I have loved reading about this system and the forum posts about it. I especially love it because (except for the elaborate ducting - I'm not quite that handy) it is quite similar to the one I've been working...
by dperrella
Tue May 23, 2006 2:19 pm
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: Samsung T133, comparative impressions
Replies: 12
Views: 13498

Gazebo,

For what it's worth, I appreciate your information. I may like Samsung drives, but I wouldn't doubt that yours may be running hot, no matter how you mount it or how you check the temperature.
by dperrella
Wed Feb 16, 2005 11:00 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec Phantom Users Poll
Replies: 211
Views: 256019

No Complaints about customer service

Antec is certainly very eager to respond to the issues raised in this thread. My experience with writing to the address provided by the AntecRep is so bizarrely good that I have to report it. I sent an e-mail to srichards@antec.com at 7:34 pm describing my experience (describe above in this thread) ...
by dperrella
Tue Feb 01, 2005 12:01 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Dubious Marketing
Replies: 78
Views: 111526

Let's not forget Enermax Whisper :) It would be hard to forget. It was about four times loder than the the generic power supply I bought it to replaced, even with its fan control knob turned all the way down (oddly it only controlls only one of the two fans). With my Antec Phantom dead, I had to re...
by dperrella
Tue Feb 01, 2005 11:04 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec Phantom Users Poll
Replies: 211
Views: 256019

Mine worked for about 28 days. Unfortunately, I waited for about 4 days before installing it, so it failed more than 30 days after delivery. The merchant won't take it back after more than 30 days, so I'm stuck going to Antec for a replacement. I don't really want another one of these. I'd like my m...