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by florecilla
Mon Feb 18, 2008 2:41 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My rig ( yeah, another P182 ! )
Replies: 4
Views: 3626

How would you subjetively describe the noise? I want a rig capable of playing crysis et al and an overclocked 8200 + coolink silentator + 8800 gts + cm960 crossed my mind. But if your computer is very very quiet, may be a 8800 gt coupled with your exhast-through-the-top configuration would sport a h...
by florecilla
Fri Dec 15, 2006 3:27 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: THE end all most quiet keyboard EVER! (from IBM nonetheless)
Replies: 62
Views: 97820

DonQ, I know Cherry sells laser engraved and two color injection molding keycap keyboards. I don't know if there are other options like chemical/mechanical engraving. They are advertised as suitable for extended wear so they should last a lot. Some keycaps in my ultra X flat show small signs of wear...
by florecilla
Thu Dec 14, 2006 3:41 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: THE end all most quiet keyboard EVER! (from IBM nonetheless)
Replies: 62
Views: 97820

I am a programmer and have reduced my system noise (plus I am working in a cpu duct to cut noise even more). We heavy typist need good keyboards and the very best are undoubtely noisy mechanical keyboards with nice tactile feedback. It is a fact that your brain requires a kind of confirmation to kno...
by florecilla
Mon Nov 27, 2006 12:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: O J Simpson Confesses....
Replies: 50
Views: 21573

qviri, maybe it is me but it looks like you are a little bit displeased with the latest of Bluefront't political statements. Don't look at it as some political rant against democrats but as a description of human nature. People who are diagnosed an incurable disease suddenly become more receptive to...
by florecilla
Fri May 05, 2006 6:38 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fanless PSU + P180, a perfect pairing?
Replies: 41
Views: 17879

IsaacKuo wrote: > The problem with putting a fanless PSU in the P180 is that the PSU is completely > outside of the main airflow chamber. As such, your choices are: > > 1. Put a fan in the lower chamber, making the fanless PSU pointless. What's the point of > getting a fanless PSU only to dedicate a...
by florecilla
Wed Apr 12, 2006 2:09 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Best fan mounting direction/orientation
Replies: 2
Views: 1103

Best fan mounting direction/orientation

I wondered if there is a better fan mounting position (blowing up, blowing down, vertical ...) for noise and/or bearings wear reasons. I read sleeve bearing fans should not be mounted horizontally, but what about ball bearing fans? And what category do fluid bearing, nidec nbr bearing, nano ceramic ...
by florecilla
Fri Feb 24, 2006 1:36 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Most Reliable HDD Manufacturer?
Replies: 40
Views: 13011

My personal experience tells me Seagate drives are quite strong. I don't remember of any dying on me and I have 6 now mounted in different boxes in my work room. I have read top of the line WD are even better but my experience is mostly Seagate.
by florecilla
Fri Dec 23, 2005 6:44 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Would You Buy Custom-Modified Fans?
Replies: 12
Views: 2493

Looks to me you could simply select the best fans from the batch, lap the blades with lots of care not to bend them and rebalance the fans as the papsts (is it possible to make that operation without expensive equipment?). You could also swap the 3 braces attaching the rotor to the frame by 3 thin r...
by florecilla
Thu Dec 22, 2005 11:27 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Defective Samsung 250 GB SATA. tell me your experiences
Replies: 38
Views: 13919

Yep, but I live in a small archipelago. I can't go to any computer store here and phisically touch an Antec P180 with my hands. Well, may be if I book one they could ship it and have it in a few weeks time together with a Phantom 550 ... looks tempting.
by florecilla
Wed Dec 21, 2005 3:18 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Defective Samsung 250 GB SATA. tell me your experiences
Replies: 38
Views: 13919

Two people have said they find Maxtors less reliable. Well, probably you are true. I said what it looked like to me by the manufacturers specs. Anyway, the 5 year Seagate warranty hints us they produce robust drives. Yes, I guess more reliable than Maxtor. Anyway, there is no point in discussing thi...
by florecilla
Fri Dec 16, 2005 2:48 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Defective Samsung 250 GB SATA. tell me your experiences
Replies: 38
Views: 13919

Well, I have found a few links: http://www.maxtor.com/_files/maxtor/en_us/documentation/data_sheets/diamondmax_plus_9_data_sheet.pdf http://www.seagate.com/docs/pdf/marketing/ds_1585_001_barracuda_7200_9.pdf http://www.westerndigital.com/en/products/Products.asp?DriveID=133 http://www.samsung.com/Pr...
by florecilla
Fri Dec 16, 2005 12:29 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Defective Samsung 250 GB SATA. tell me your experiences
Replies: 38
Views: 13919

I have a spinpoint 160 gb drive. It is noticeably quieter than a seagate 200 gb that replaced it due to failure. It seems a few sectors are broken. I'll try to mount it on linux and recover some interesting info I had there. Hopefully, a good chunk of the drive should be accessible still. Well, the ...
by florecilla
Sat Aug 27, 2005 10:30 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Wich is better, a tagan EasyCon 430 or Modded tagan?
Replies: 5
Views: 1961

In Tenerife. If you live in Madrid, I am quite sure you can find many more PSU brands. Here: Fortron, 3R (or R3 systems), Zalman, Qtec & Antec is everything I have found. With Zalman, you pay brand recognition (liberal translation: "an egg and part of the other"). Their 400 model was manufactured by...
by florecilla
Sat Aug 27, 2005 3:51 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Wich is better, a tagan EasyCon 430 or Modded tagan?
Replies: 5
Views: 1961

Hiya guys. Que passsa Nennng ... I live in quite an isolated place in Spain and Fortron is one of the few brands at hand (I can also buy somewhat more exotic PSU's from computer modding shops, but at much higher price). Never seen a Seasonic or even a Tagan here. I just went for a 400w Fortron (FSP6...
by florecilla
Sat May 28, 2005 2:29 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Ducting
Replies: 6
Views: 2134

Hi Pendu. Care to provide a link with some info on the plastic/acrylic thing? It for sure would be very wellcome here ... I for one am planning to make a ducting mod like that (Optiplex gx270 from Dell's have it, plus a very quiet power supply). It must be quite nice ... with all due respect to ghet...
by florecilla
Mon May 23, 2005 6:12 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: What do you think?
Replies: 2
Views: 1208

Hello dartiss. Well, there are two things: first, you pick up an aluminum case. If you do it, don't do it for cooling reasons; don't make my same mistake. There is no strong thermal contact between components and the case (unless we are speaking of things like the Zalman TNN series). So aluminum wil...
by florecilla
Mon May 23, 2005 5:21 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Tower style heatink mod
Replies: 0
Views: 781

Tower style heatink mod

Hiya guys. I am planning to mod my aerocool ht101 heatsink+fan (for those who don't know what I am talking about it is a heatpipe-tower configuration, ala thermaltake silent tower, beetle, sonic tower ...). My problem is said heatsink-fan pulls air from the vga, uses it to cool down the processor an...
by florecilla
Sat May 21, 2005 2:26 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Noisy Fortron
Replies: 6
Views: 2262

Yep, hello guys and thak you for your answers. Yes, my Fortron is the fsp400 model with just one 8 cm fan. Now this is weird, isn't it? the fan should not speed up (I am probably not even asking half the power it can give) and since the thermistor is glued to the aluminum heatsink, an accidental dis...
by florecilla
Fri May 20, 2005 2:30 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Noisy Fortron
Replies: 6
Views: 2262

upppsss ... forgot: I made a test with the cover off. I played 40 minutes of ut2004 ... I think my cpu stayed close to 47C, the air out of the ht101 felt cool and.... shouldn't the psu be quiet under that circumstance? shouldn't that prevent its fan from speeding up? Without cover, there shouldn't b...
by florecilla
Fri May 20, 2005 1:48 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Noisy Fortron
Replies: 6
Views: 2262

Noisy Fortron

Hello people. As a newbie in computer silencing, I have made a few stupid mistakes that now I am trying to solve after the screw up (did I know better before, I wouldn't be making this question). Well, one of the things I have learnt is that a quiet system is not just going out there and wasting you...