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by dorion
Wed Jun 28, 2006 9:25 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Two Radiators?
Replies: 8
Views: 4013

However, it is critically important the air flow through them isn't in series. If it is, the second radiator won't do any good at all as the air from the first will already be as warm as it will ever get. Shoot I was wondering about that. Im obsessed with the Silverstone TJ08, hmm maybe i can cut h...
by dorion
Tue Jun 27, 2006 8:58 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Two Radiators?
Replies: 8
Views: 4013

Two Radiators?

I'm looking into making a compact water cooling set-up, its going to be completely internal. How much trouble would it cause to have two radiators in series, probably on opposite sides of the case. I'm afraid one radiator wouldn't quite cut it, especially because I want to try some mild overclocking...
by dorion
Sat Apr 29, 2006 8:02 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Acrylic Cases
Replies: 1
Views: 886

Acrylic Cases

I'm planning my next build and I kinda want to try out an Acrylic Case. And with this I'll have lots of lights and all so I want to see it, but I'll need to rethink my silence strategy. My main question though, will I lose any benefits with acrylic? Does it transfer sound better than aluminum? Will ...
by dorion
Sun Apr 16, 2006 3:36 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD A64 TDP Poll
Replies: 71
Views: 71026

I got:
3000+, 939, DH8-E6, 55°C, 38.2W

*editing my rambles.*
by dorion
Fri Mar 31, 2006 6:19 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: New Apple Mac Mini Core Duo released
Replies: 8
Views: 2787

Core Solo is a halved Dou. They make only one variety... which is unfortunate because it's not a low power part, well it is but not a lower power Core.
by dorion
Fri Mar 24, 2006 4:53 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Affordable 32GB SSD?
Replies: 21
Views: 7011

I'm really liking the looks of the future of Storage. We'll have super charged perpendicular hard drives, hybrid hard drives combining flash and regular techniques, full fkash hard drives, and if IRam and its siblings can take off then I;m happy. I like variety.
by dorion
Thu Mar 23, 2006 8:22 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: I want to build my pc into my workstation
Replies: 5
Views: 2042

Justblair that room is much to clean. And let me get this right skanders you want the parts out in the open? The case is a nice sound insulator and I would keep it as long as you aren't running passive. You could do like me I took all my harddrives and Disc drives and stuck them into External enclos...
by dorion
Thu Mar 02, 2006 8:45 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Faulty X850
Replies: 3
Views: 1476

I hit 65° C on my X850XT yesterday and there were no problems with image. Returning it would probably be the best idea because I'm very sure that x800s have more thermal range than what yours started freaking out on. I haven't had mine crash through heat yet except when the ATI Automated Overclockin...
by dorion
Thu Mar 02, 2006 8:20 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Spiral Fans
Replies: 1
Views: 1390

Spiral Fans

Found this while poking around today.

http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9595_22-6044461.html

Its about using spirals to make fans, impellers, heat sinks, and other things. They are looking into the computer world. If their claims of decreased noise are true I might have to "re-silence" my computer.
by dorion
Mon Feb 20, 2006 7:12 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Noise of HDTV
Replies: 12
Views: 4085

I'm worried about the future of HDTVs, the transmission standard HDMI requires encryption for HDTV content, and we'll probably get the shaft when manafacturers choose shoddy decoders and loud cooling systems.
by dorion
Wed Jan 11, 2006 4:11 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Probably Dell most Noisy/Expensive computers ever made.
Replies: 6
Views: 2722

My dad's Dell XPS is just a little bit louder than my half finised silencing project, but every now and then whe it gets this one wierd crash playing games, you are forced to turn it off. At which point the fan ramps up think a big two foot fan right next to your ear except higher pitch.
by dorion
Tue Dec 20, 2005 11:35 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: The Role of Convection in PC Cooling
Replies: 5
Views: 3604

So how would this play in the case of an external radiator for a water cooling system. If I have the fins of the radiator vertical, would the temperature difference of the outside air have a considerable effect?
by dorion
Tue Dec 06, 2005 12:23 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What is the lowest temperature you have got with air cooling
Replies: 22
Views: 6017

My computers are right next to the window, they heat up the cold Montana air before it enters. Last Night My 3000 Venice hit 28C on full load.
by dorion
Wed Nov 23, 2005 6:40 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Via K8T900 (Promising?)
Replies: 11
Views: 3139

Unfortunately Via is still behind, they release their first double PCEX solution while Nvidia and ATI already have dual 16x coming out.
by dorion
Wed Nov 23, 2005 6:14 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Help me choose
Replies: 0
Views: 654

Help me choose

Ok so I have a 120mm Nexus and a 120mm Aluminum CoolMaster. I'm looking to mod my Zalman 7700. Now I have very limited tools, well actually all I have is a screwdriver so I need an easy solution. I am liking the idea of swapping my coolmaster in, I can get access to a nice drill at my school, and I ...
by dorion
Fri Nov 18, 2005 1:57 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The DECOmputer and The Humidor NX
Replies: 9
Views: 4081

Oh darn you! You probably got the Geode NX from sponsors... how am I supposed to buy one of them.
by dorion
Tue Nov 15, 2005 5:03 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Coollaboratory liquid metal, a new thermal compound
Replies: 37
Views: 17512

I need to get me some of this stuff, great way to ruin someones chrome finish, aluminum and chrome are pretty in the same situation with these things. Also seems like a easy way of making a hole in your case for that new fan. :)
by dorion
Thu Nov 10, 2005 4:20 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: recommended thermal paste
Replies: 7
Views: 2478

If I remember right someone did a test and found toothpaste trumps all thermal pastes until it drys out.
by dorion
Sat Oct 29, 2005 7:12 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Olive oil ?
Replies: 39
Views: 18110

They were talking about that on the board linked to above, apprently the additives in the motor oil would cause a problem.
by dorion
Wed Oct 26, 2005 2:30 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: LCD monitor & whine noise (related to brightness?)
Replies: 20
Views: 21612

Maybe you have a particularly loud backlight. Dont most LCDs use cold cathodes? They use AC current and it bothers some people when they see them blink, never heard of people hearing the buzz though.
by dorion
Wed Oct 26, 2005 1:48 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Olive oil ?
Replies: 39
Views: 18110

So how sealed are hard drives? If it is just the pressure hole couldn't you cover it with something like a little peice of flexible material, like a really small balloon. Though you gotta make sure the balloon can stand mineral oil(or whatever you are using) because I know latex can't.
by dorion
Thu Oct 20, 2005 6:52 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: 80mm fan on side of SLK3000B
Replies: 8
Views: 2585

I have a Soltek board for my A64 and the duct lines up with my processor thanks to the behemoth Zalman 7700. Though its not the best fit, I'm looking into making it fit around the Zalman better.
by dorion
Tue Oct 18, 2005 3:57 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Help on new case fans.
Replies: 2
Views: 973

Help on new case fans.

I have a SLK3000B,with two ASPIRE CF12S 120mm and a Zalman 7700 making all the noise in my computer. I'm looking to upgrade to some new fans. A nexus for the Zalman, but the case fans I don't know about. Would I benefit from getting an aluminum fan? Is two fans a big improvement, or would one fan in...
by dorion
Sun Oct 16, 2005 9:19 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What kind of wallpaper are you using?
Replies: 38
Views: 19002

I have been using this for the past 3 years. Reaching a point now where I'm goign to have to replace it when I can see the entire picture on my screen.
by dorion
Sun Oct 16, 2005 9:08 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Any CHEAP-QUIET-BLACK 120mm fans out there?
Replies: 18
Views: 5325

Very cool I get to post my find without making a new topic.

Just an hour ago I searched for Nexus 120 on google and the first page brought up Nexus' product page, and their "new fan"
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Heres the page:
http://www.nexustek.nl/120mmcasefan.htm
by dorion
Thu Oct 13, 2005 7:45 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Zalman Paste Policy
Replies: 4
Views: 1724

I just installed my VF700 last night, and I used the little peice of plastic from the ram heat sinks to spread the paste. It was pretty much covered except for some thin patches but probably don't exist anymore. Have fun setting it up hopefully you wont have to clip a heatsink to fit with your nailc...
by dorion
Fri Oct 07, 2005 11:50 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Finally....AMD *officially* releases the Geode
Replies: 39
Views: 16715

Ok so NX is socket A? Is there a possibility of doing this:
http://www.hardwarezone.com/articles/vi ... d=393&pg=2

You know so I could have a Dual Fanless system for multitasking in my living room?