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by Mussels
Wed Mar 05, 2008 5:47 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: [Quieting] a WD raptor 150GB
Replies: 4
Views: 1802

Have you already suspended the Raptor using the elastics that come with the case? I have an Antec Solo with a suspended 74GB Raptor, and the seek noise is rather faint (the same drive hard mounted was VERY loud). Its being used in a different system, so unfortunately i cant use the elastic. I've ra...
by Mussels
Tue Mar 04, 2008 5:50 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: [Quieting] a WD raptor 150GB
Replies: 4
Views: 1802

[Quieting] a WD raptor 150GB

Short and to the point: I have a raptor 150GB, and its seek noise is impressively loud. (in a bad way) I have two cages in mind at the moment: The Nexus Drive-A-Way and the scythe quiet drive. I know both of those will help the idle noise, and the nexus claims to be ok for 15kRPM drives (the raptor ...
by Mussels
Fri Sep 21, 2007 10:50 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SPCR Folds Team Blog
Replies: 1664
Views: 599343

ok i got intruiged.

I wonder what a Q6600@ 3.6GHz, that gets 14.4s in superpi would do to help? i can only do a few hours a day under windows, but i'll fire it up when i'm just watching anime :D

edit: the SMP beta refuses to start, error code "63 (99)"

edit 2: fixed that, forgot to run install.bat
by Mussels
Wed Nov 08, 2006 3:41 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: GameXstream 600W fan mod
Replies: 2
Views: 1796

i'd love a yate loon, but you cant get them in aus.
by Mussels
Sat Nov 04, 2006 11:23 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: GameXstream 600W fan mod
Replies: 2
Views: 1796

GameXstream 600W fan mod

Okay, so the PSU is great but the fan is noisy as hell. I put a Nexus 120mm in there a few months back at 10V and all was peachy until recently, when the following things changed... A: i bought an x1900XT (over an x1800XL) B: australian summer so umm, the PSU overheated and my PC crashed a lot. It (...
by Mussels
Sun Sep 03, 2006 5:34 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: X1900XT cooling.
Replies: 0
Views: 1172

X1900XT cooling.

This ones a simple and much debated topic: Zalman VF900 or Accelero x2. Its for a high powered yet (almost) silent gaming rig with the following specs. Antec P180 AMD 64 x2 3800+ @ 2.4GHz (Thermalright HR-01 w/ 120mm fan duct) DFI CFX3200 Crossfire mobo Gecube X1900XT 256MB Online i see conflicting ...
by Mussels
Wed Aug 23, 2006 8:19 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung Spinpoint T - 300 & 400 GB
Replies: 74
Views: 63374

I just ordered the 400GB 16MB cache drive myself, since my anime box ran out of storage on me :(

Wanted the 300GB, but we cant get those in 16MB here in aus yet.
by Mussels
Wed Aug 23, 2006 8:18 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hard drives!
Replies: 4
Views: 1997

thanks, i'll post in that thread from now on.
by Mussels
Wed Aug 23, 2006 7:12 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hard drives!
Replies: 4
Views: 1997

that WD drive looks good, but at $400 aussie for a 500GB drive, its a lot less $-per-MB than what i'd like.

Could you find a link to the thread you mentioned about the samsungs? i tried searching, but i couldnt find it.
by Mussels
Wed Aug 23, 2006 6:42 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hard drives!
Replies: 4
Views: 1997

Hard drives!

Well hello all, i'm out to upgrade my storage and i've hit a problem. Currently, i run small drives (10GB upto 120GB's) to boot the OS from, and then samsung SP2504C's for storage. Problem is, they arent big enough anymore and i need to get more storage in my server system. I need silent drives whic...
by Mussels
Thu Sep 01, 2005 2:04 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Hard drive choice
Replies: 2
Views: 1013

ok thank you, how about suggestions for alternative drives?
by Mussels
Wed Aug 31, 2005 10:04 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Hard drive choice
Replies: 2
Views: 1013

Hard drive choice

http://www.vtechindustries.com.au/productinfo.php?id=SP2504C Samsung spinpoint 250GB SATA for $185 aussie. As things stand i have WD 250 hard drives, 2 IDE with sata convertors running raid. It's noisier than thermaltake coolers, to say the least. Rather than waste time and money trying to silence t...
by Mussels
Thu Aug 25, 2005 5:04 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: What fan for XP-90?
Replies: 8
Views: 2034

updates: Did a mini-review here. http://www.3dchipset.com/forum/showthread.php?t=468 upside: 10C less on CPU temp, same noise level. Downside: broke the bloody fan (lol) so now it vibrates pretty bad (is inaudible tho) question: i can get a pana with or without RPM sensor as a replacement... is ther...
by Mussels
Wed Aug 24, 2005 9:53 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: What fan for XP-90?
Replies: 8
Views: 2034

got it today. Xp-90 alu with panaflo lo... the pana is a lot quieter than i expected, but with a loud whine that fades quickly with distance/something blocking it. i assume at less than 10V the fan will be just fine tho. Came in a plain brown box, base was mirror smooth, but dirty. Will install it l...
by Mussels
Sat Aug 20, 2005 1:35 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: What fan for XP-90?
Replies: 8
Views: 2034

oakdad: thanks for the FX53 information, the heat from that would be similar to an OC'd venice. as for jab-tech... they arent aussie. i'm only interested in sites that ship to Aus. ~El~Jefe~: thanks i'll give papst a miss this time tho, i can only get one speed of papst fan locally and they dont hav...
by Mussels
Fri Aug 19, 2005 6:10 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: What fan for XP-90?
Replies: 8
Views: 2034

Athlon 64 venice 3500+ at 9x300. runs cool enough on the zalman, but i want it cool in summer too :P no idea on its wattage.

dual 80mm exhaust right now (antec 1000AMG case) but i'll certainly try the fan both ways.
by Mussels
Fri Aug 19, 2005 1:36 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: What fan for XP-90?
Replies: 8
Views: 2034

What fan for XP-90?

I've been talked into an XP-90 (not C) by members of this forum a while ago, and my supplier (www.pccasegear.com.au) has an option where it comes with a panaflo low or high speed fan. the low seems closer to what i'm after (silent PC) however the high is the same cost and has an RPM sensor. I plan o...
by Mussels
Mon Aug 08, 2005 4:05 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrading cooling: XP90 (c) advice please.
Replies: 4
Views: 1432

well i'm aussie and so US websites are useless. it would cost me about $70 for for XP-90 and $90 for the XP-90C (aussie $$, that is) i'm thinking thats worth it because the C model still weighs less than the 7000A, and comes pre-lapped (or so i have heard) those C/W ratings sure have my interest at ...
by Mussels
Sun Aug 07, 2005 9:10 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrading cooling: XP90 (c) advice please.
Replies: 4
Views: 1432

Well i'm rather crap at lapping :D Honestly however, have you had any issues taking that thing OFF? i hear that theres a lot of tension and it can be difficult. And what really matters is XP90 Vs. Zalman 7000.. and FYI the zalman blows just as much air around it as the XP90 does, and with my 120mm a...
by Mussels
Sun Aug 07, 2005 7:44 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrading cooling: XP90 (c) advice please.
Replies: 4
Views: 1432

Upgrading cooling: XP90 (c) advice please.

I currently run a Zalman 7000A with a SilenX 120mm fan mounted above it via a Zalman FB123 fan bracket. (stock fan is removed, helped temps a little) I'm runninga venice 3500+ @ 9X300 (2.7Ghz) and although my ram can do about 315 or so (DDR 633) my CPU bottoms out at about 2.75GHz, regardless of vol...