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by Ausone
Wed Nov 20, 2002 1:18 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Anything better than Verax ?
Replies: 15
Views: 6151

I'm afraid you'll be disappointed with Panaflo. It's definitely even worse than Papst, based on my experience. People are presumably using Panaflo only because it's significantly cheaper and more widely available than competitors, like Papst or PC&P Silencer. I guess most people would prefer Papst o...
by Ausone
Fri Oct 25, 2002 5:51 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Verax and fortron power supplys
Replies: 43
Views: 15782

Where did you find out that Fortron = Sparkle? I learned it at C&CF forum in Ars OpenForum where frequent references have been made to that fact. For instance, the following remark is found in http://arstechnica.infopop.net/OpenTopic/page?a=tpc&s=50009562&f=77909585&m=3530916334&r=1050957434#105095...
by Ausone
Fri Oct 25, 2002 5:12 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Suspended my Barracuda IV...
Replies: 17
Views: 6204

TFT monitors can emit noise and some do emit fairly noticeable noise.
by Ausone
Thu Oct 24, 2002 12:19 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Verax and fortron power supplys
Replies: 43
Views: 15782

What's holding me back is that I don't know how a Fortron compares to other PSUs when it comes to electrical noise, rather than fan noise.
AFAIK, a Fortran is really a Sparkle, which is generally considered a solid PSU.
by Ausone
Mon Oct 14, 2002 11:01 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: true SILENCE, not QUIETNESS
Replies: 17
Views: 9523

AX-7 better than SLK-800 for fanless operation

For fanless cooling, i.e., cooling without a fan directly on top of a heatsink, a heatsink with more space between fins is better than the one with dense fins even if the latter has slightly better performance with a fan on it. So, I'd rather suggest AX-7 over SLK-800 because both perform similarly ...
by Ausone
Sun Oct 13, 2002 4:56 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Overclocked GeForce4 ti4200 silenced by Panaflo @5V cooler!
Replies: 19
Views: 10506

Alpha also has U60 and UBC60, which are of the same dimensions as PAL15/153 but have fins of different shape. In fact, I'd recommend U60/UBC60 over PAL15/153 for fanless or quasi-fanless operation because the former has flat fins placed in such a manner that air flows through them easily, compared t...
by Ausone
Sat Oct 12, 2002 1:53 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Replacing Enermax fans with no modifications what so ever?
Replies: 42
Views: 14985

I've 5V the FBA Hydrowave ones and it doesn't seem to make any noise though *shrugs* The sample I tested was also FBA08A12L1A. Of course, there can be variation by individual. Yours could be a better one and mine could be a worse one. But I've also heard from other people that a 5-volted Panaflo FB...
by Ausone
Sat Oct 12, 2002 12:18 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Replacing Enermax fans with no modifications what so ever?
Replies: 42
Views: 14985

Even at 5v the Stock 80mm Globe fan in the Enermax is louder than the 92mm Papst at7v, and the Papst moves considerably more air. Why do you have to keep the stock fan? I'm not suggesting 5-volting the stock fan but rather replacing the stock fan with a new fan to be 5-volted. If you use a 80mm fan...
by Ausone
Sat Oct 12, 2002 12:06 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Overclocked GeForce4 ti4200 silenced by Panaflo @5V cooler!
Replies: 19
Views: 10506

Alpha now has PAL153 as the successor to PAL15.
by Ausone
Wed Oct 09, 2002 9:12 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Replacing Enermax fans with no modifications what so ever?
Replies: 42
Views: 14985

Another alternative is to remove the bottom 92mm fan and run the 80mm fan at 5v. Even if 7-volted, the noise level of the quietest Papst 92mm fan is likely to be 11 -- 12 dBA or so, whereas the noise level of a loud fan with a good airflow rated at, say, 25dBA/30CFM, drops down to something like 6dB...
by Ausone
Wed Oct 09, 2002 8:37 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Zalman ZM-80HP Impressions
Replies: 12
Views: 5869

I think it is not available in North America yet.
It is available at:

http://www.frozencpu.com/
http://www.sharkacorp.com/
by Ausone
Sun Oct 06, 2002 2:04 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: SILENCE: whats best??????????
Replies: 19
Views: 11486

For P4, I'd suggest Alpha PAL8942 or Thermalright AX-478.

For socket A, Alpha PAL8045 or Thermalright AX-7/SLK800.
by Ausone
Mon Sep 30, 2002 5:30 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Overclocked GeForce4 ti4200 silenced by Panaflo @5V cooler!
Replies: 19
Views: 10506

the CPU fan is the noise/cooling bottleneck for me. I'll give the Germans another chance... Really? I thought your HD is. Anyway, I also think you should give your Papst another chance. I forgot to comment on one thing in your previous post. The fan isn't quite directly "on" the heatsink, I rolled ...
by Ausone
Sun Sep 29, 2002 5:07 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Overclocked GeForce4 ti4200 silenced by Panaflo @5V cooler!
Replies: 19
Views: 10506

Great modding with your Sea Sonic APFC! It is really nice that you cut out the rear or front grille because not only does it improve air flow but also eliminates the noise created by air hitting the grille. (I've bent each and every bar of the grille of my Enermax so that air flow is parallel to the...
by Ausone
Sun Sep 29, 2002 3:18 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Overclocked GeForce4 ti4200 silenced by Panaflo @5V cooler!
Replies: 19
Views: 10506

With regard to Zalman,
I won't be spending $47 on that Zalman fanless cooler, especially since it requires lower case temps.
I think what matters more is sufficient air flow rather than lower case temp. I'm not sure how much air flow is required for Zalman to work, though.
by Ausone
Sun Sep 29, 2002 3:06 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Overclocked GeForce4 ti4200 silenced by Panaflo @5V cooler!
Replies: 19
Views: 10506

Nice job! This provides a valuable evidence about how much cooling is required for Ti4200/4400. No offense, but I'm not sure if it's literally "totally silent", given that you are using a Panaflo that tends to emit motor-friction noise at 5v and that a fan directly mounted on heatsink could cause sl...
by Ausone
Sat Sep 21, 2002 10:30 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Panaflo 120mm or 80mm ?
Replies: 8
Views: 5660

Re: Panaflo 120mm or 80mm ?

a) What is the story with the leads on Panaflo fans? I really wanna plug them into a 3pin mobo header. Is that do-able? A Panaflo fan has a two-pin connector. You can plug itinto a 3-pin mobo header with an adapter, which I'm not is readily available in your area, but I'm not sure if there is so mu...
by Ausone
Fri Sep 20, 2002 2:13 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Creating silent 2.55ghz P4 system... new duct ideas
Replies: 16
Views: 5897

Here is a picture of my duct.

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by Ausone
Fri Sep 20, 2002 12:01 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Creating silent 2.55ghz P4 system... new duct ideas
Replies: 16
Views: 5897

There is also a problem with putting a fan on top of the HS due to vibration caused by it, as I pointed out in the original thread. I agree with Mike about an intake fan. You don't need it if its sole purpose is getting air in. The negative pressure suffices provided you have holes in appropriate po...
by Ausone
Fri Sep 20, 2002 11:26 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Hmm, still no Zalman heatpipe VGA cooler.... what to do?
Replies: 32
Views: 18074

Yes, I think putting the fan in its "normal" place atop the PAL8942 may work better (with a duct) for these reasons: 1) The fan is deeper inside the case--so it generates less noise. 2) It is positioned right next to the heat source (CPU), so it should be more efficient at pumping hot air. Farther ...
by Ausone
Sun Sep 15, 2002 9:00 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Hmm, still no Zalman heatpipe VGA cooler.... what to do?
Replies: 32
Views: 18074

Well, the review for ZM80-HP is out! http://www.nokytech.net/dossier.php?lire=51&page=1 The reviewer used it with TI4600 for testing. The result appears encouraging although some may not think it spectacular. Ambient temperature inside Antec 1035 : 24°C Max temperature with the original HSF : 47.9°C...
by Ausone
Sun Sep 15, 2002 8:46 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Hmm, still no Zalman heatpipe VGA cooler.... what to do?
Replies: 32
Views: 18074

Actually, I owe this idea to the site that I referred to earlier. He also has a page for making a duct. http://www.moon.sannet.ne.jp/f-wataru/seion6.htm As a matter of fact, you don't have to follow this instruction precisely and can make one by using a single plastic sheet obtained by cutting the s...
by Ausone
Sat Sep 14, 2002 11:09 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Hmm, still no Zalman heatpipe VGA cooler.... what to do?
Replies: 32
Views: 18074

I'm assuming you have or going to build a P4 system, given that you mentioned Zalman 6500B. (If you have an AMD system, you can do the same thing with PAL8045 anyway.) I also assume your case fan is not placed lower than the CPU socket on your mobo. Often it's a bit higher than the CPU socket. Make ...
by Ausone
Sat Sep 14, 2002 12:53 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Hmm, still no Zalman heatpipe VGA cooler.... what to do?
Replies: 32
Views: 18074

$40 is expensive, particularly compared to other solutions. Even if I import a big black heatsink used by the Japanese guy that I mentioned from Japan, it won't cost me over $20. Any of HSs at AllElectronics cost less than $10 shipped. I'd have to wait for a review, too, to see if this is worth it. ...
by Ausone
Wed Sep 11, 2002 12:36 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Recommend a quiet, affordable 60mm fan for my PAL6035
Replies: 6
Views: 5391

Adda makes a really quiet 60mm fan rated at 13.2CFM/16.1dBA. It's available at Phamcomputer.

http://phamcomputer.safeshopper.com/43/79.htm?491
by Ausone
Wed Sep 11, 2002 12:30 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Hmm, still no Zalman heatpipe VGA cooler.... what to do?
Replies: 32
Views: 18074

I've also noticed the article at nvchips-fr that ChiefWiesel referred to. I read the article and another one referred to therein. According to those, Zalman's heatpipes are now distributed in France, although no one who commented the article at nvchips-fr says he/she has actually seen them. Probably...
by Ausone
Mon Sep 09, 2002 2:25 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Hmm, still no Zalman heatpipe VGA cooler.... what to do?
Replies: 32
Views: 18074

Leov , the huge black heatsink on Ti4200 shown on the cited page actually weighs only 130g, lighter than PAL6035. According to that guy, added aluminium fins weigh about 120g in total. Alpha P125 may not be so suitable for this purpose since it has so tightly placed fins. I don't know what Vantec P...
by Ausone
Mon Sep 09, 2002 2:02 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Time to update FAQ to reflect smartdrive?
Replies: 4
Views: 3617

I place it on a strip of foam on the bottom of my case. I'm doing the same with my Smart Drives housing Barracuda IV 40GB and 60GB. I can still hear seek noise, however, as the room where I have my computer has hardwood floor even though I place my computer on bubble wrap. In my former apartment wh...
by Ausone
Sun Sep 08, 2002 3:01 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Hmm, still no Zalman heatpipe VGA cooler.... what to do?
Replies: 32
Views: 18074

I suggest using a larger heatsink with more space between fins for passing cooling, such as the one shown on the following page. http://www.moon.sannet.ne.jp/f-wataru/seion7.htm The guy who runs this site has his Ti4200 passively cooled without undervolting it. GPU temp for Ti4200 shown is 41C -- 50...
by Ausone
Wed Sep 04, 2002 8:35 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Smart Drive
Replies: 27
Views: 14192

Unfortunately, their site is entirely in Japanese. They have a page for their LA store with business hours, map, pics, etc., which you might have overlooked. (They are open from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Mon through Sat, noon to 6:00 p.m. on Sun.) http://www.users-side.com/info/store/la/default.asp...