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by dano
Thu Jun 01, 2006 8:26 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: ABCs of Sound Dampening/blocking
Replies: 21
Views: 7755

Lupo, that is a very great rightup, I learned a lot about some of the more obscure (for me :)) types of sound absorbtion. In just a few minutes of looking around the internet for mineral or rock wool (they are the same thing right?), i have found it comes in a number of different densities. www.mcma...
by dano
Wed May 17, 2006 5:02 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD News: T64X2, Efficient Processor Roadmap, K8L Preview
Replies: 12
Views: 12329

Did anyone else notice that the article mentioned Chuck Norris as an AMD employee? Was AMD having some security issues and they had to bring in the real Texas Hammer?
by dano
Wed Mar 29, 2006 6:45 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Tips to disassemble a mouse
Replies: 6
Views: 3844

normally there is just a screw to unscrew on the bottom side of the mouse, at least this is what ive seen on all the mouses ive taken apart. And post back if this works, because from what ive seen the actual click button that the plastic tab presses down on makes the clicking sound.
by dano
Thu Dec 15, 2005 9:39 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Carpet padding?
Replies: 9
Views: 3414

And to the original poster (just so this does not get too offtrack): It cannot hurt to put the foam into your case, as it is bound to absorb some sound. The only thing i can see that would go wrong is if it fell apart or began to dissolve, but this is not likely as it holds up pretty well under our ...
by dano
Thu Dec 15, 2005 9:28 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Carpet padding?
Replies: 9
Views: 3414

lead is the best soundproofing material possible. Gold? By your reasoning gold would be the best as it is more dense, but this is beside the point. Sound is a wave, lots of things are waves Lots of things are waves, but nothing is a wave as sound is. Sound is carried through (or is) compression "wa...
by dano
Thu Dec 15, 2005 7:18 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Carpet padding?
Replies: 9
Views: 3414

Lead, while it is a metal, is actually sound proof. not sound deadening, sound proof. I am sorry, but that is a ridiculous statement. How can lead be soundproof? Does lead have a mysterious magical power that prevents it from vibrating? I do agree that lead or mass loaded vinyl is good for sound de...
by dano
Tue Jun 14, 2005 5:31 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: How little is too little? (Power supply - Having some probs)
Replies: 12
Views: 3071

Windows blows. It's unstable. Get used to it or switch to linux.
thats constructive...

maybe try taking out your sound card to isolate it. (out of the pci slot)
by dano
Sun Jun 12, 2005 6:32 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: I need some feeback from you guys
Replies: 13
Views: 3444

MonsterMac: im not trying to argue, but a few minutes ago i read this thread http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=913874 which deals with the heat/instability "myth" (or so they call it) if your interested read at least the link off the first post. Might give you a new perspective but i have no ide...
by dano
Sat Apr 30, 2005 9:34 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: next gen nVidia to pull 200+ W
Replies: 65
Views: 18083

No one brags about a low gas milage, if your referering to horse power though thats different.
by dano
Sun Apr 17, 2005 9:03 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Build the perfect fan - tell us what you want
Replies: 57
Views: 18220

How about the blades/body of this sunon, but the motor of a yate loon/ nexus? Shouldent be too hard :roll:

http://www.svc.com/svcompucycle/kd1212pmb3-86.html
by dano
Fri Apr 15, 2005 8:40 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: AAM on Maxtor Diamondmax 10
Replies: 21
Views: 7907

I think the easiest way if you have an intel processor is to download the intel application accelerator, just search for it on the intel sight.
by dano
Wed Apr 13, 2005 3:37 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lead. Hey, It's kinda cheap.
Replies: 9
Views: 2145

Mass loaded vinyl is also a pound per square foot, and according to some (maybe that one not sure) sites it is more effective than lead. Just looking at densities though they would be about the same. Plus its not a poison and it is probably (dont know from experiance) easier to install. Edit: spelling
by dano
Tue Apr 12, 2005 7:52 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Why you dont need 500 watts
Replies: 30
Views: 7218

Yeah chief, broad generalizations are great for everyone. Not only do you not know weather someone has SLI and a high powered pentium with a raid array, but you back up your claim that generalizations are good with an example from your own computer. Isn't that the definition of specificity? This who...
by dano
Tue Apr 12, 2005 3:26 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Mutemat
Replies: 47
Views: 24243

As khan (kind of) said the site doesnt list any NRC numbers so this stuff could be great or it could be a bust. Not much telling without numbers, that graph looks a bit dubious.
by dano
Mon Apr 11, 2005 3:33 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: THG "reviews 13 midtowers
Replies: 7
Views: 2619

that sharkoon case looks interesting, fairly open front, duct lian li style thing on the bottom. i think steel with an aluminum bezel, best of both worlds.

Edit: has the exact same interior as the silverstone TJ06, so whether that is good or bad its probably a lower priced alternitive.
by dano
Sat Apr 09, 2005 7:34 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Windows98 in Ram Disk- Sucess! silent!
Replies: 54
Views: 19717

Another solid state idea, a harddrive based on RAM:

http://www.cenatek.com/product_rocketdrive.cfm
by dano
Sat Apr 09, 2005 8:06 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Case modding and parallel surfaces (Physics of Sound 101)
Replies: 22
Views: 6903

This is going to be horrible for airflow, if the case gets smaller towards the back that means the air is going to have to be compressed.
by dano
Wed Apr 06, 2005 5:47 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Tom's review of the new Pentium Dual Core CPU's...
Replies: 22
Views: 6394

I think the critism of dual core is largely a moot point. While it is true (according to the toms and AT reviews) that these are only as fast as their counterpart(GHz wise) running games, running multiple programs they are faster, and specific programs. More and more programs are going to start comi...
by dano
Wed Apr 06, 2005 5:38 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Rants about Hardware review sites...
Replies: 31
Views: 27359

I agree with not publishing reviews on bad products, as it would be a waste of time time to write a comprehensive review (the only kind spcr does) on something that does not matter. But i think it would be good if ya'll could at least mention unworthy products in a list or someother item. If a consu...
by dano
Mon Mar 14, 2005 9:18 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Speedfan not changing my fans speed
Replies: 1
Views: 891

Speedfan not changing my fans speed

I have a gateway 300 seriers, with a intel D815EFVU motherboard that has a 1.4 GHZ celeron with a small aluminum heatsink and an annoying 60 mm fan. Speedfan shows the cpu fan as 4388 RPM, so its getting on my nerves. It goes down to 0 RPM when i stop the fan, so im sure it is recieving the correct ...
by dano
Fri Mar 11, 2005 3:59 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Coolermaster Stacker II, Wavemaster II
Replies: 19
Views: 8550

says the new stacker has 2mm thick aluminum. isnt this thicker than normal, which would lead to less vibration?
by dano
Tue Mar 08, 2005 7:58 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: vapor chamber heatsinks - yay or nay?
Replies: 38
Views: 11045

The fanless copper version looks like you could put a lowspeed 120mm on it pretty easily.
by dano
Sat Mar 05, 2005 8:26 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Antec cases being shown at CES on pcmag.com
Replies: 473
Views: 318613

I believe this hasnt been covered in this post yet so ill go ahead...

What are the aproximate exterior dimensions of the P-180? In particular im loooking for height.