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by joshd2012
Sun Nov 05, 2006 1:46 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive VGA with no airflow?
Replies: 4
Views: 2406

I think you'll struggle with a passive card with the power consumption of the 6800GT/7800GT/7900GT and obviously anything higher as they tend to idle at about 60-70C with nominal airflow and under load at about 80-90C. A passive card will definitely work - I've run a 6200 with no airflow before - b...
by joshd2012
Sat Nov 04, 2006 6:56 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive VGA with no airflow?
Replies: 4
Views: 2406

Passive VGA with no airflow?

Its been a long time since I posted, but I'm still running the same rig. See signature for details. Anyway, I want to make the move to a passive VGA card, but I have a concern about whether or not it is a viable solution. The CPU is passively cooled, and in a wind tunnel with two 120s. The only air ...
by joshd2012
Tue Feb 28, 2006 3:37 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Project: Black Hole (Updated 2/25)
Replies: 29
Views: 22993

Hmm.... that is an interesting concept. I don't know if I would be in favor of the external module (with dust and dirt), but it may be my only option with my only option. Though it makes me think... is there a way to make you own heat pipes? In this configuration, If I could bring the heatsink at th...
by joshd2012
Sat Feb 25, 2006 7:36 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Live Fast, Die Young. 7800GT & 7800GTX ceases production
Replies: 28
Views: 8148

With these cards using a smaller form factor (90nm), can we expect a passively cooled version sooner? If not I imagine the available passively cooled aftermarket options would work better, right?
by joshd2012
Sat Feb 25, 2006 5:36 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Project: Black Hole (Updated 2/25)
Replies: 29
Views: 22993

I went ahead and replaced my XP-120 with the Ninja, and what a near-nightmare that was. Here, you can see the result: http://img45.imagevenue.com/loc123/th_74253_DSC00432.jpg I know everything looks good now, but getting that XP-120 out of there was a near disaster. I started freeing the compression...
by joshd2012
Sat Feb 18, 2006 8:34 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Project: Black Hole (Updated 2/25)
Replies: 29
Views: 22993

Time for some upgrades. I went ahead and replaced my intake and exhaust fans with some Orange Yate Loons. Not too much gained. The next step is going to be to replace the XP-120 with a Ninja. I'm hoping the tunnel will be all that's required to keep the temps down, but if not, I'll attach another Ya...
by joshd2012
Wed Feb 01, 2006 3:22 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone TJ07
Replies: 16
Views: 5913

I tell ya, everytime I turn around SilverStone is taking my ideas out of my head and putting them in the market. When I built my first silent PC about a year ago, I drew up my idea for a case. Turns out SilverStone already made it, and so I bought a TJ-06. Soon after, I was thinking how heat rises, ...
by joshd2012
Sat Jan 28, 2006 11:25 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Case with External Power Supply?
Replies: 0
Views: 800

Case with External Power Supply?

I have an idea for a project HTPC, but I need to find a case with an external power supply. I've seen a few of these types of cases for NanoITX, but I would rather use standard mATX board. It will be needed for horizontal placement as well. Anyone seen something like this?
by joshd2012
Fri Jan 06, 2006 10:04 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Loud Xbox 360
Replies: 88
Views: 84397

HardOCP watercooled an Xbox with some excellent results. Check it out for the step-by-step instructions and final product:

http://www.hardocp.com/article.html?art=OTM5
by joshd2012
Mon Jan 02, 2006 6:55 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Loud Xbox 360
Replies: 88
Views: 84397

That is way too much. I guess they aren't looking to sell too many. ;)
by joshd2012
Fri Dec 30, 2005 1:01 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Loud Xbox 360
Replies: 88
Views: 84397

http://newsroom.eworldwire.com/wr/122905/13373.htm CALGARY, Alberta/EWORLDWIRE/Dec. 29, 2005 --- CoolIT Systems Inc. today announced that it is showcasing the world's first truly liquid-cooled Xbox 360 in Las Vegas at the Consumer Electronics Show from Jan. 4 - 8, 2006. The retrofitted Xbox 360 will...
by joshd2012
Sat Dec 24, 2005 7:21 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Loud Xbox 360
Replies: 88
Views: 84397

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=8243459780 Looks like someone has already tried a watercooled version. Though, I'm not sure why they did it, but they left the original stuff in there and put the watercooling on top of the original heatsink. Sounds kind of stupid to me. Maybe their...
by joshd2012
Sun Dec 04, 2005 11:58 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Loud Xbox 360
Replies: 88
Views: 84397

The funny thing is, the day the 360 hit stores, and all the stories started to surface about how loud the system is, the first thing I thought was that you guys would be silencing that bad boy. I look forward to see what you guys end up doing with it.
by joshd2012
Sun Oct 16, 2005 9:31 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Project: Black Hole (Updated 2/25)
Replies: 29
Views: 22993

Sorry for the long delay. I haven't been on the board since I finished my project. Other projects in other genres - you understand. I have gone ahead and uploaded the pics again, to hopefully a better place (my webhost screwed me, and have since moved to blogspot). Here they are: http://img44.imagev...
by joshd2012
Fri Jun 10, 2005 2:17 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: nForce4 Chipset Fan Replacement Thread
Replies: 236
Views: 213501

Whooo.. its been a while.

So I'm just stepping back in to say that I have had no issues what-so-ever from my passively cooled Chipset. Mind you, I'm not doing any hardcore computing, but for what I use my computer for (surfing and gaming) it has been very good. No issues to report.
by joshd2012
Thu Apr 14, 2005 3:41 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Build the perfect fan - tell us what you want
Replies: 57
Views: 18208

Re: Build the perfect fan - tell us what you want

Preferred thickness (25.4mm or 38mm) - 25mm Fan material - plastic Fan color or colors - Black Bearing type - Sleave RPM - 1000 Constant or variable RPM - Constant Temperature control (Y/N) - no Sensor location/type RPM signal output (Y/N) -yes Locked rotor alarm (Y/N) - no Autorestart (Y/N) - yes ...
by joshd2012
Sun Apr 10, 2005 7:36 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Project: Black Hole (Updated 2/25)
Replies: 29
Views: 22993

According to the A8N-E manual (DDR Qualified Vendor List, DIMM Support option B), some dual channel DIMMS may work in slots A2 & B2 (which are the 2nd and 4th slots). Do you know anything about this? Sounds like it would provide a little more clearance from the XP-120 heatpipes and maybe the memory...
by joshd2012
Tue Apr 05, 2005 2:03 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: ??? Yate Loon Fan Source
Replies: 65
Views: 31852

Nefarious wrote:waht about these ones. THey look like Yate Loon Fans

http://tekgems.com/Products/MJ-FN-120-BB.htm
Those are louder and faster than the Mad Dogs. And more expensive.
by joshd2012
Tue Mar 29, 2005 3:08 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: nForce4 Chipset Fan Replacement Thread
Replies: 236
Views: 213501

They move the thread on me, so it took me a whlie to stumble back to it :D Here is what I ended up with: http://www.joshuadreuth.cihost.com/silentpc/pics/GPU.jpg The Zalman VF700 AlCu gets 5 of its fins pushed up against the NB47J. I am not too concerned about this, since the it should transfer the ...
by joshd2012
Sun Mar 27, 2005 6:10 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Project: Black Hole (Updated 2/25)
Replies: 29
Views: 22993

Yeah, that is something I definitely need to find out. I also need to check and see if I can find a thermometer I can stick in the upper part of the case. Thanks for the tip.
by joshd2012
Sun Mar 27, 2005 12:09 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Project: Black Hole (Updated 2/25)
Replies: 29
Views: 22993

Update Well, I installed the isolater, and got some interesting results: Before the isolater CPU: 32C Board: 35C After the isolater CPU: 30C Board: 40C The shield definitley helps with the CPU, but the board is much hotter. I'm going to ramp up the VGA cooler fan and see what that does for me.
by joshd2012
Thu Mar 24, 2005 2:58 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Project: Black Hole (Updated 2/25)
Replies: 29
Views: 22993

Hello: What about a small transitional duct from the lower, rear fan to the XP-120 (sans the CPU fan...)? And, maybe a transitional duct from the lower, front fan to the base of the XP-120? They don't have to connect, or be sealed, but if cool air flows in near the base and the warmer air is remove...
by joshd2012
Wed Mar 23, 2005 5:35 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Project: Black Hole (Updated 2/25)
Replies: 29
Views: 22993

x1m - I'll have to try that once I get the isolater in; hopefully I can get it done this weekend.

ilh - Jab Tech
by joshd2012
Wed Mar 23, 2005 3:51 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Project: Black Hole (Updated 2/25)
Replies: 29
Views: 22993

Right now, the system idles from 30-33 C for the CPU and 30-35 C for the board. I hope that when I install the isolater, this will lower the board temps without raising the CPU temps.

Any questions? Suggestions? Info/pic requests?
by joshd2012
Tue Mar 22, 2005 3:45 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Project: Black Hole (Updated 2/25)
Replies: 29
Views: 22993

Project: Black Hole (Updated 2/25)

Objective To build a quiet computer using the new BTX form factor. Introduction The BTX form factor is very interesting, as it isolates the main source of heat - the processor - into its own sectioned off area, effectively improving the cooling efficiencies of the CPU heatsink and keeping the remai...
by joshd2012
Sat Mar 19, 2005 7:39 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Any good temp monitor/fan controller?
Replies: 24
Views: 12336

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDe ... 001&depa=0

Non PWM and runs from 5v-12v. It has gotten pretty good reviews.
by joshd2012
Sat Mar 19, 2005 7:33 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Help needed modifying the Silverstone TJ06 to fit DFI mobo
Replies: 13
Views: 4413

I'm using a TJ-06 and I am buidling a custom wind tunnel out of aluminum sheetmetal. It is less of a tunnel, and more of a squared off divider, but it serves the same purpose - isolate the CPU heat from the rest of the case. I'll post pics when when I get my last cable and I can start my cable manag...
by joshd2012
Sat Mar 19, 2005 7:17 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: nForce4 Chipset Fan Replacement Thread
Replies: 236
Views: 213501

I installed the NB47J and I'm using a VF700 AlCu on my Asus A8N-e Mobo and EN6600 256 GPU. About 5 pins of the VF700 get pushed up against the NB47J. I'm not too concerned about it, as this only will help heat get transfered to the VF700 where it will be easily cooled. The NB47J is cool to the touch...
by joshd2012
Tue Mar 15, 2005 3:08 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Possible fan choice
Replies: 4
Views: 1356

Re: Possible fan choice

paulsiu wrote:Unfortunately, it pushes a mere 12 cfm.
I think a fart pushes more air than that.
by joshd2012
Sun Mar 13, 2005 7:59 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: The Case Hunt, Continued...
Replies: 11
Views: 5149

I own a TJ-06 and will be doing some modifications to remedy the problems you have already mentioned. Today I will be customizing an aluminum shield to replace the plastic wind tunnel (not a solution if you are running a window. And I will be tackling a custom hard drive relocation once I get the pa...