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by ozdoc
Tue Oct 09, 2007 12:48 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Good sound damping material (quieting old pc hdd)
Replies: 3
Views: 1911

What hard drive do you currently have, and what sore of noise is it making? (whine? resonance? seek noise?) The external boxes with gel packs are generally placed inside the computer. I've made a few for the kids old computers and they work a treat. Then there's always the commercially made hard dri...
by ozdoc
Wed Oct 03, 2007 9:18 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Recommend Silent LCD Monitor
Replies: 65
Views: 45048

My experiences: 2x Samsung 173plus screens (external power supply) - dead silent Samsung 226bw - mild buzz only heard from behind from 2-3". Dell 2407HC - first two were disgracefully loud, and had to be returned. The third one has a mild buzz, but acceptable. It disappears at 100% brightness (which...
by ozdoc
Sun Feb 11, 2007 4:54 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec Neo HE PSU Users Poll
Replies: 355
Views: 438558

Re: Failed :(

Bought a new P150 + Neo HE430 at Provantage last week (2/6/07). Got my case+PSU shipped real fast. PSU S/N: 05110070024 I can't believe that in Feb 07 there's _still_ issues with this PSU... -Leto What I find hard to believe is that in Feb 07 someone is selling a 'new' HE430 that was made in Novemb...
by ozdoc
Thu Oct 12, 2006 4:21 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Creating a sound dampening enclosure for my case
Replies: 8
Views: 2963

qviri wrote: I trust you don't have a cellular phone...
Yeah, but I try not to sleep with it strapped to my head for 10 hours. 8)
by ozdoc
Thu Oct 12, 2006 6:36 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Creating a sound dampening enclosure for my case
Replies: 8
Views: 2963

Bluefront wrote: My bedroom computer sits on a night-stand about a foot from my head.
:shock: :shock: :shock:

I'm having a hard time visualising that.
I trust it's fully screened for EMI... :)
by ozdoc
Wed Oct 11, 2006 11:35 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Creating a sound dampening enclosure for my case
Replies: 8
Views: 2963

Personally, I would just turn it off.
by ozdoc
Wed Oct 11, 2006 5:39 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Creating a sound dampening enclosure for my case
Replies: 8
Views: 2963

hawkboy,

What are you current system components? (case, PSU, HDDs, CPU / CPU cooler, Fans/voltage etc).
It would probably make more sense to identify the noisiest components and work on those. It's certainly not difficult to produce a low noise system, or are you after a completely silent rig?
by ozdoc
Tue Sep 05, 2006 6:14 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: can i use 20 pin psu with 24pin mobo
Replies: 2
Views: 1865

Get one of these. Few bucks only. Most PC shops would have them.
http://www.endpcnoise.com/cgi-bin/e/std/sku=20to24
by ozdoc
Mon Sep 04, 2006 5:04 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help! My wife is going nuts! (Making an AMD X2 system quiet
Replies: 9
Views: 3072

If you consider getting a Neo HE, just ensure that that it is an A4 revision (will be on the back of the box in tiny print above a blue dot, on the serial number sticker). The serial number should be recent (eg S0606... indicating a production run in June 2006). It seems like most of the problem Neo...
by ozdoc
Sun Sep 03, 2006 11:50 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help! My wife is going nuts! (Making an AMD X2 system quiet
Replies: 9
Views: 3072

My tip would be stay away from the Phantom 350W. I'm not sure if Antec are even selling them anymore. I've been through 2 in 12 months, and on the last failure Antec said they can't fix or replace a 350 anymore - just offer an 'upgrade' to the 500W (a 350W with a fan strapped on). Reports indicate t...
by ozdoc
Sat Sep 02, 2006 5:25 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec NeoHE "High-Efficiency"
Replies: 606
Views: 406643

I'm confused guys. When I go to buy this power supply, how can I ensure that I get a A4 without opening the box and check the serial number? If you're just buying the power supply, then the serial number and revision code is on the back of the retail box. If you're buying it preinstalled in a P150 ...
by ozdoc
Fri Sep 01, 2006 6:27 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My second mortgage - Dual core SLK 3000B
Replies: 53
Views: 33046

I ripped an old 330W truepower supply out of one of the kids computers. They are not too thrilled about it. 8) Unfortunately seasonics are only available in Sydney, and I like the idea of getting a PSU locally in view of my RMA experience. I finally heard back from the retailer today. Antec won't re...
by ozdoc
Tue Aug 15, 2006 7:16 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My second mortgage - Dual core SLK 3000B
Replies: 53
Views: 33046

MY PHANTOM DIED LAST NIGHT. TOOK only 3 WEEKS. ARGGGH! It was suppose to be one of the new ones. Oh well. RMA. Ironically it is only 'almost silence', because the thing is still giving coil whine. Laughing It appears the name chosen has less to do with phantom 'unheard' noise, but more to do with M...
by ozdoc
Fri Jul 21, 2006 5:08 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: A horse of a different color? (Rosewill cases on newegg.com)
Replies: 11
Views: 3164

A small detail - the rear fan grill is not the same as the open honeycomb design of Antec. The Rosewill seems much more restrictive.
by ozdoc
Wed Mar 01, 2006 6:47 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Sleeving power supply leads
Replies: 23
Views: 6727

m0002a wrote:
Forum rules specify that signatures be limited to 3 lines max. Thanks.
Getting off topic, but apparently official policy seems to be 4 lines max...

http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=20194
by ozdoc
Wed Feb 15, 2006 5:05 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Looking for a quiet S939 board with RAID5 support.
Replies: 4
Views: 1824

Although, I'm put off by the NVidia 4 SLI power consumption and there doesn't seem to be an obvious candidate for the job. Only the SLI boards support RAID5 with AMD chips. Not entirely true. What about A8N-VM CSM. = nforce 430 chipset. Supports RAID 5. Gigabit LANx2,. Firewire. Passive chipset hea...
by ozdoc
Sun Feb 12, 2006 7:40 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Linksys Thumbs Down, D-Link thumbs Up
Replies: 10
Views: 2852

i personally prefer linksys. if i got one that made noises i'd just return it until i got one that doesnt. as I have said I bought around 5 of them. My friend has bought more than that and all have. I don't think that would be responsible to keep on returning them for a slight hiss. It never claime...
by ozdoc
Mon Jan 30, 2006 10:45 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Sonata, the work in progress (Updated!)
Replies: 7
Views: 28544

OMG, you didn't understate things when you said that you hacked up the Zalman NB heatsink! Is there enough 'fronds' left to provide adequate surface area? I reckon you are down to less than 20% of the original surface area. Keep an eye on the temps, being a NF4 board, tend to be a bit toasty.
by ozdoc
Wed Jan 18, 2006 4:01 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Wow,just wow......zalman vf-700
Replies: 8
Views: 3241

Watch out for that slight hum from the Nexus at 12v....
It'll be driving you crazy in a few weeks time. :twisted:
by ozdoc
Sat Jan 14, 2006 11:32 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Is your P150 HDD suspension rubber band OK?
Replies: 99
Views: 76357

OK. It's only early days, but how many of these rubber bands are breaking out there in P150 land?? Has anyone had one break with the hard drive in it?
by ozdoc
Thu Jan 12, 2006 1:09 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: gaming/office system (P150/X2-4400+/A8N32)
Replies: 14
Views: 3787

You might be better off considering a dual core 3800+ rather than 4400+, when considering bang for buck. Apparently the 3800 are quite sweet when it comes to overclocking. Yes, I'm a hypocrite, as I have a 4400+. But, if I'd known what I know now I would have saved the dollars and gone the 3800. (Or...
by ozdoc
Thu Jan 12, 2006 12:34 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: P180, A8N-SLI Premium, Ninja, A64x2 3800+, 7800GT, NV Silenc
Replies: 14
Views: 10650

Darxus

Great Pics!
I think the SANY0138B.JPG demands a full SPCR explanation. I'm sure we've never seen one like that in the general gallery before!!.. Studmaster.
by ozdoc
Wed Jan 11, 2006 6:36 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My P150 with PSU Duct [UPDATED AGAIN#2, more pics on page 2]
Replies: 39
Views: 21319

Good news.! ... I'll be able to sleep a lot better now.
The truth is, I did the same myself on a 3000B. Don't tell anyone.
Antec drive rails.... need to come with decent instructions.
by ozdoc
Wed Jan 11, 2006 6:07 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My P150 with PSU Duct [UPDATED AGAIN#2, more pics on page 2]
Replies: 39
Views: 21319

Its not the duct, the LG drive has two sets of holes like the drive-rails, two different depths and two different heights, its placed in the holes that place it further in.. I just checked it to be absolutely shure. Its the LG 4167RB wich should be the most recent model. Here´s a couple of pictures...
by ozdoc
Wed Jan 11, 2006 4:15 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Is your P150 HDD suspension rubber band OK?
Replies: 99
Views: 76357

How many harddrives are you planning on suspending??? I presume it comes with at least three sets of rubber bands, and unless you are suspending more than two drives, you should be sweet. That said, as being part of the case, it should be covered under warrenty, so I'd try the vendor who sold it as ...
by ozdoc
Wed Jan 11, 2006 12:30 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My P150 with PSU Duct [UPDATED AGAIN#2, more pics on page 2]
Replies: 39
Views: 21319

Oh and the LG DVD-RW isnt behind the plate thingie becase thats the furthes it will go. Weird but nothing i can do about it. Nici.. Have you considered trying fitting the LG in the second lowest bay? (above the mCubed enclosure). It seems like the duct might be blocking it in the bay above. I note ...
by ozdoc
Fri Jan 06, 2006 10:27 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec NeoHE "High-Efficiency"
Replies: 606
Views: 406643

This thread shows Antecs PSU tester: http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=28128 According to Antecs web site, the tester is: "A simple tool for testing ATX12V (v 1.3 and v 2.0) power supplies without fussing with voltmeters and probes. Simply plug the power supply outputs into the 24-pin...
by ozdoc
Thu Jan 05, 2006 6:46 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: 3000b Cool n' Quiet (not finished)
Replies: 20
Views: 8512

Perhaps Antec can give you a job painting the exterior of P150's also :lol:

What are the seeks like on that Maxtor, with the copper cage?
by ozdoc
Thu Jan 05, 2006 6:31 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec CES pictures at AMD Zone
Replies: 73
Views: 32363

Far right connector looks like GND (?ground).
As far as being the mythical converter, - seems a bit clumsy. It would take up at least a 3 1/2" bay..
Perhaps it allows them to demonstrate the case with fans on etc, without a motherboard attatched? Just guessing.
by ozdoc
Thu Jan 05, 2006 5:59 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What is the best harddrive enclosure at the moment?
Replies: 42
Views: 19089

As far as I can tell, only one person has mentioned condensation using gel packs, and that wasn't in an enclosure. In all my experiments with gel packs in the year prior to making the enclosure, I noticed no condensation effects whatsoever under a variety of climatic conditions. As I wrote in a thr...