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by kevinc
Thu May 05, 2005 5:27 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Where can I purchase a Seasonic S12 Power Supply in Canada?
Replies: 5
Views: 1636

I've purchased two Super Tornadoes from Datum Computer Solutions on Main, near 18th, in Vancouver. It's a smaller store, but the owner knows what he's doing. 604 876 2625. He could probably get the S12s too but you'd have to ask him.

Kevin
by kevinc
Wed May 04, 2005 12:24 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: socket A issues with zalman
Replies: 4
Views: 3486

Re the quality of the information from Zalman: I checked the Zalman site for compatibility information between my Epox EP-8KTA3 and the 7000B. The site lists the pair as compatible but in reality there are some electrolytic caps that the heatsink cuts into when the heatsink is placed on the CPU. I j...
by kevinc
Fri Apr 29, 2005 10:11 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Mounting Harddrives at odd angles
Replies: 133
Views: 270332

I think there are some ads for fans somewhere that claim that because the 120 mm fan is horizontal, there isn't some other kind of wear on the bearings, which makes the bearings last longer. But fan bearings may be different than the bearings in drives. Re what I wrote above, I guess if the drive we...
by kevinc
Fri Apr 29, 2005 4:08 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Mounting Harddrives at odd angles
Replies: 133
Views: 270332

Your second paragraph makes sense but your third doesn't. When mounting a drive at an arbitrary angle, what changes the forces on the heads/arms in the direction of the axis of the spindle? Think of a drive in the horizontal orientation. The arm above the disc has a worst-case effect of gravity pull...
by kevinc
Thu Apr 28, 2005 12:40 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help! My system is ticking... literally
Replies: 6
Views: 1948

If one of the fans is blocked it will shut down and after a short delay, try to restart. If the fan is still blocked, it will keep trying to restart, with a delay between attempts. Are any of your fans physically blocked, or do any of them have sticky or worn bearings? When you look inside the case ...
by kevinc
Sun Apr 17, 2005 11:28 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Thanks to all of you who make SPCR possible
Replies: 9
Views: 2424

A CURSE ON YOU, SPCR!

I started out looking to build a fanless Mini-ITX system but abandoned that idea due to problems with the motherboards. Then I started looking around on this site and have since spent $400 on quiet power supplies, crazy heatsinks, fan controllers, a new case.... Have spent hours suspending hard driv...
by kevinc
Thu Apr 14, 2005 1:28 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: SLK3000B
Replies: 16
Views: 4605

In one of my machines I recently suspended the hard drive and also added another suspended hard drive. The new drive is quiet, but the old drive that was quiet when it was screwed into a 3.5" bay is now emitting audible seek noises. Instead of bungee or clothing elastic I used laces from ice skates,...