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by Illah
Wed May 04, 2005 11:08 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Hissing Router, yeah, its louder than youd think.
Replies: 13
Views: 5881

Same thing happens with mine, but I usually don't notice it. Just stick it behind your desk or something or buy a new one, the time/cost/effort put into modding it probably won't even help that much anyway.

--Illah
by Illah
Tue May 03, 2005 5:47 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: How quiet can it get?
Replies: 35
Views: 11806

Haha, cool good to know! All that's really left for me is *maybe* new fans, patching my quiet 120mm to my fan controller (currently has full molex, needs a mobo connector, been to lazy to solder one on), and getting a second silent/quiet hard drive. After that I think I'm done with it, if there's an...
by Illah
Tue May 03, 2005 2:16 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: How quiet can it get?
Replies: 35
Views: 11806

How quiet can it get?

Barring exteme measure, how quiet can one's PC actually get? Mine has gotten near silent, but sitting in silence with the machine 2 feet from my head I can still hear it. Just wondering what level of silence you guys achieve.

--Illah
by Illah
Tue May 03, 2005 9:25 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Best quiet 300gb IDE drive with good perfomance ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2950

Western Digital Caviar SE drives (Model number WDxxxxJB, where 'xxxx' is the capacity plus a zero, i.e. 200GB would be WD2000JB, 250GB is WD2500JB, etc). Why? 1. At my old company we used these exclusively in our servers. We must have had nearly 100 of these drives running 24x7x365 and I can't recal...
by Illah
Mon May 02, 2005 8:21 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Modern Western Digital WD2500JB 250GB drive...quiet?
Replies: 10
Views: 2990

I stopped being cheap and just went to the local shop and checked some drives out. I got a new WD SE 250GB model made in Feb 05 and it is QUIET. It's quieter than my fans at 7V.

--Illah
by Illah
Sat Apr 30, 2005 7:23 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Modern Western Digital WD2500JB 250GB drive...quiet?
Replies: 10
Views: 2990

So what if the drive was made Nov 2004? From my reading this is before the whisperdrive, but are these as loud as those made a couple years ago?

--Illah
by Illah
Fri Apr 29, 2005 10:07 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Modern Western Digital WD2500JB 250GB drive...quiet?
Replies: 10
Views: 2990

Modern Western Digital WD2500JB 250GB drive...quiet?

I know that WD drives are known to be loud (I own several) but, noise issues aside, I feel they're the best and most reliable drives hands down. Not only that, but I have found a really good price on a 250GB drive. I need lots of storage for video work. So, my question is are the modern WD's quieter...
by Illah
Thu Apr 14, 2005 9:47 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Plugging up front fan vent?
Replies: 2
Views: 1064

Well, the front fan is far from the loudest thing in my system, and at 7V it's near silent. I guess plugging the hole is more important to me. Since having a direct path for sound to escape from is never good, what if I made it an indirect path? I could shape some foam to accomplish this, like make ...
by Illah
Wed Apr 13, 2005 2:08 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Plugging up front fan vent?
Replies: 2
Views: 1064

Plugging up front fan vent?

I have a side case fan that will intake for the CPU, as well as holes in the side of my case for passive intake. With this in mind do you think it would be OK to remove my front case fan? My hard drives are up in the 5.25" bays in enclosures so there's nothing in the front/bottom of my case. I was t...
by Illah
Fri Apr 08, 2005 8:26 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cheap acoustic foam: does it even exist?
Replies: 14
Views: 4164

So did you find anything good at home depot? I didn't go. I'm prob just gonna order the melamine from McMaster and use it inside the case and on my wall and desk outside of the case openings.

--Illah
by Illah
Fri Apr 08, 2005 1:37 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cheap acoustic foam: does it even exist?
Replies: 14
Views: 4164

Any of this cheap stuff available at Home Depot? I might head over there after work.

--Illah
by Illah
Wed Apr 06, 2005 2:42 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan De-coupling
Replies: 5
Views: 2069

Cool, so they're crap :) How about this - I have some sponge rubber I plan to make into washers to decouple my fans, but oh course they can still transmit vitration through the screws into the case. I then though of double-washer-ing the setup so there'd be one on the screw head side and one on the ...
by Illah
Wed Apr 06, 2005 10:55 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Windows98 in Ram Disk- Sucess! silent!
Replies: 54
Views: 19558

I don't *think* CF cards are bootable, and even fast ones would be slow compared to a real hard drive... I think your best bet would be to do what you plan with the crap machine but just get a quiet 2.5" drive (prob cheaper than a big/fast CF card anyway). Then just put the drive in a box, fill it w...
by Illah
Wed Apr 06, 2005 10:18 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Anyone used these decouplers?
Replies: 13
Views: 8556

That's a dope shop! Too bad it's in Spain...

--Illah
by Illah
Tue Apr 05, 2005 11:33 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Modded Vantec EZ Swap2 for silence
Replies: 0
Views: 631

Modded Vantec EZ Swap2 for silence

Hi Guys, Just recently got into silent computing after tiring of 'extreme' cooling setups and here's my first mod. This was to silence my two Western Digital 'Special Edition' WD1x00JB 8MB cache drives. These drives are notoriously loud. I bought two Vantec EZ Swap2 drive bays for $26 each at a loca...
by Illah
Mon Apr 04, 2005 4:05 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Dynamat for sound dampening?
Replies: 9
Views: 3556

Dynamat for sound dampening?

I'm also a car audio enthusiast and dynamat isn't ultra expensive and can be used to sound-dampen a car pretty well - how does it hold up in a PC? Anyone have any experience with this stuff? For the weight, price, and thickness it seems to beat out having huge foam pads in one's case.

--Illah
by Illah
Mon Apr 04, 2005 3:59 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan De-coupling
Replies: 5
Views: 2069

Fan De-coupling

Hi All, I know about those little rubber fan decoupler-grommet thingies you can get at EndPCNoise.com, but what about the Vantec Fan Dampener Kits? http://www.svc.com/vafanvidakit.html Reason I ask is 1) they are cheap and 2) they are at a local shop so I don't need to deal with shipping and stuff. ...
by Illah
Thu Mar 17, 2005 11:02 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Cooler Master Cool Drive enclosure?
Replies: 0
Views: 776

Cooler Master Cool Drive enclosure?

Hi All, First time on these forums but a long, long time on ocforums. Long story short, I did everything from extreme air (like 250CFM through my case!) to a 4' bong watercooler, and now I'm getting past that. I can afford to just buy a faster chip rather than beating a budget setup into the top 1% ...