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by Jeff Cutsinger
Thu Apr 03, 2008 4:45 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Looking for a good computer desk
Replies: 35
Views: 14313

Why get a desk? Just get a couple of ergotron wall mount arms.
by Jeff Cutsinger
Mon Mar 24, 2008 4:18 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: My quick Scythe "ULTRA KAZE" Review
Replies: 10
Views: 6251

Plus I don't have any way to turn the voltage down, so I'm kind of stuck with the noise for now. Lesson learned: get the low speed variety! I got a new motherboard and can turn the voltage down, now. I've been getting them down to around 500rpm which is pretty much inaudible, so it isn't all bad. S...
by Jeff Cutsinger
Fri Mar 14, 2008 5:56 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Any good keyboard?
Replies: 36
Views: 9062

If you want a REAL keyboard head to kinesis ergo and get one of their contoured keyboards. It'll only set you back $300 (but if you spend a lot of time on the computer it's well worth it!).
by Jeff Cutsinger
Thu Mar 13, 2008 8:48 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Adbuster's Take on Noise: SPCR's "Anthem?!"
Replies: 20
Views: 47988

Re: Adbuster's Take on NOISE: SPCR's "Anthem?!"

Kalle Lasn in Culture Jam (1999) wrote: Quiet feels foreign now, but quiet may be just what we need. Quiet may be to a healthy mind what clean air and water and a chemical-free diet are to a healthy body.
Chemical-free diets are fatal, not healthy.
by Jeff Cutsinger
Thu Feb 28, 2008 6:23 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Looking for a very quiet case
Replies: 26
Views: 6901

If you think the components will fit, the solo would be a better case for you-- it's smaller than the P18x.
by Jeff Cutsinger
Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:20 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Looking for a very quiet case
Replies: 26
Views: 6901

All of my cases are 100% silent. In fact I've never run into a case that made any noise.
by Jeff Cutsinger
Fri Feb 15, 2008 10:09 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New (hopefully) quiet build
Replies: 9
Views: 2628

You should really consider getting a new case! I don't see how you can cool those components quietly in a case from 1999, unless you plan on cutting holes for 120mm fans yourself. You will also lose out on those handy phones/mic/usb/firewire front connectors. Can you post a pic of your case or tell...
by Jeff Cutsinger
Fri Feb 15, 2008 10:08 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New (hopefully) quiet build
Replies: 9
Views: 2628

Well, the TRUE did fit. Just barely! If someone had a case 18cm wide, I would tell them that it probably won't fit. But in case anyone's curious, it turns out that they've changed the way PSUs mount since 1999. My old PSU is exactly the same size, but the screws go in different places. Additionally,...
by Jeff Cutsinger
Mon Feb 11, 2008 8:00 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: My quick Scythe "ULTRA KAZE" Review
Replies: 10
Views: 6251

I got my three ultra kazes yesterday. I got the 2000 RPM variant, which I now think was a bad choice since they are pretty noisy. I know this is an unfair comparison, but my low speed YL is much much much much quieter. I don't know what possessed me to get the 2000 RPM variant. Plus I don't have any...
by Jeff Cutsinger
Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:37 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New (hopefully) quiet build
Replies: 9
Views: 2628

Maybe think about getting a faster OS/programs disk. I mean, if you're getting an enclosure regardless then why not... You're probably going to be spinning your wheels a lot more than you'd like with that 8*00. The idea behind getting a 2.5" was so that I could bring it to work and use it to carry ...
by Jeff Cutsinger
Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:36 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New (hopefully) quiet build
Replies: 9
Views: 2628

There are no linux drivers for the creative x-fi and linux. There are only some creative closed source beta drivers, built in sept 07, which only 50% of the people can get working after a lot of hassle. Just informing you ;) Thanks. I admit I am quite troubled by this-- I'm not a huge fan of creati...
by Jeff Cutsinger
Fri Feb 01, 2008 7:34 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New (hopefully) quiet build
Replies: 9
Views: 2628

New (hopefully) quiet build

This is my first new build since 1999, so I'm pretty excited, since it should be a leap up in terms of, well, everything. Goals: I'm going to use this as a development workstation and gaming machine. I'll do my development on a 64-bit linux and gaming on 32-bit XP. I want it to be quiet, but it does...
by Jeff Cutsinger
Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:55 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 3870 and 8800gt prices
Replies: 18
Views: 4398

I'm getting an ATI because they released hardware specs so open source drivers can be written for them.
by Jeff Cutsinger
Thu Jan 24, 2008 5:49 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Antec MX-1 $29 after MIR
Replies: 2
Views: 1334

did I miss it? I don't see anything about a mail-in rebate. I hope I didn't, I'm planning on buying one.
by Jeff Cutsinger
Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:12 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Which Elastic From Ebay ??
Replies: 18
Views: 7043

You could venture into a fabric store, though it is a dangerous proposition. Be prepared: there will be females.
by Jeff Cutsinger
Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:54 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Which Elastic From Ebay ??
Replies: 18
Views: 7043

I use Stretch Magic, and it works fine for me. I can't remember if I have 1.0mm or 1.5mm-- I think 1.0mm. YMMV.
by Jeff Cutsinger
Fri Jan 18, 2008 8:30 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: How quiet is the Cooler Master CM690
Replies: 9
Views: 4108

Re: How quiet is the Cooler Master CM690

ElSteve wrote:I currently have a Xion II case, and its noisy and driving me crazy. Will the CM690 be any quieter?
I find that cases are very quiet in general. They don't really have any moving parts, and don't generate any heat at all. Now, the components you put in them, on the other hand... :lol:
by Jeff Cutsinger
Wed Jan 09, 2008 9:39 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: I need a benchmark function.
Replies: 13
Views: 5091

After all, what really matters is not making the hypothetically fastest PC, but the one that is fastest in how you actually use it. Exactly, but there is no folding benchmark. I wish there was. Can't you try a setting, start the application, run it overnight, and see how far it gets? Surely there's...
by Jeff Cutsinger
Mon Dec 17, 2007 9:58 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Who besides NewEgg
Replies: 10
Views: 3498

Who besides NewEgg

I'm going to build a computer in about a month or so (specs coming soon). Very exciting and all, but since I now live in Tennessee, NewEgg charges (~10%!) sales tax (they have a warehouse in Memphis. I say we should just give Arkansas Memphis anyway). Where should I buy my PC from, given that I can'...
by Jeff Cutsinger
Thu Dec 06, 2007 10:42 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: First time post, I'm building my first silent PC (update)
Replies: 30
Views: 14497

Re: First time post, I'm building my first silent PC [56k be

2x 24inch Westinghouse 1920x1020 resolution LCD monitor I'm probably going to get two of these, too. Let me know what you think of them-- I'm debating whether to get them or just one (really nice) 26-28" monitor. The screens are awesome. I hear alot people talking about TN panel or whatever, but I ...
by Jeff Cutsinger
Thu Dec 06, 2007 6:03 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: First time post, I'm building my first silent PC (update)
Replies: 30
Views: 14497

Re: First time post, I'm building my first silent PC [56k be

Klasital wrote: 2x 24inch Westinghouse 1920x1020 resolution LCD monitor
I'm probably going to get two of these, too. Let me know what you think of them-- I'm debating whether to get them or just one (really nice) 26-28" monitor.
by Jeff Cutsinger
Tue Nov 06, 2007 9:58 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: New Nvidia open standard for PC hardware monitoring
Replies: 3
Views: 2631

I'm still waiting for them to open their hardware specs like DAAMIT.
by Jeff Cutsinger
Fri Nov 02, 2007 5:38 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Measuring HDD Temp in Ubuntu
Replies: 2
Views: 1829

Measuring HDD Temp in Ubuntu

I've been doing this for a while now and I thought some of you might be interested. It's really simple. Just go to the command line and type "sudo apt-get install hddtemp". It'll ask if you want it to be run as a daemon, but I declined-- choose however you want, it doesn't matter. Now all you need t...
by Jeff Cutsinger
Wed Oct 31, 2007 7:43 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: The Cooler Master Hyper 212 - a really bad tower heatsink
Replies: 9
Views: 4227

Re: The Cooler Master Hyper 212 - a really bad tower heatsin

And now for the cherry on top of this turkey: The cooling fin grid is in two parts, with a huge gap in between. Naturally, the cooling air passes directly thru this huge gap, producing no cooling effect at all. See the "gallery" in the manufacturer's link above. The two-piece cooling grid is illust...
by Jeff Cutsinger
Tue Oct 30, 2007 6:42 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Suspension in P182 Lower Cage (PICS)
Replies: 24
Views: 13341

Ryan Norton wrote:Would it be bad to suspend the drives with Stretch Magic, but have them oriented vertically, i.e. about the same as they are now but suspended instead of screwed to the silicone grommets?
I don't think it would be bad to do that.
by Jeff Cutsinger
Fri Oct 26, 2007 5:00 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Computing Chimney?
Replies: 43
Views: 18427

If you use a TEC you'll have to dissipate móre heat. Because one side gets cold, but to do so, the other side gets a lot hotter. It's good for getting (extreme) low temperatures on a certain point, for example for overclocking. (Also said in the thread you mentioned.) This is off-topic, but I had ...
by Jeff Cutsinger
Thu Oct 25, 2007 11:42 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Custom Fileserver Case Ideas... ASmallAP
Replies: 6
Views: 2775

What did you use to do your modelling? I'm designing a case (albeit with very different goals) and I'd like to get into CAD, but I have no prior experience. I tried BRL-CAD, but I couldn't for the life of me figure it out. The only alternative I found didn't even do 3d modelling. As far as the case,...
by Jeff Cutsinger
Wed Oct 24, 2007 4:22 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: New Scythe 120mm fans - just announced
Replies: 60
Views: 34855

Jeff Cutsinger.....not sure what you mean. In most positive pressure setups, the fan sucks through the filter, rather than trying to blow through it. And certainly the presence of a filter adds some airflow restriction, no matter what. Sorry, I should have been clear. In positive pressure setups, i...
by Jeff Cutsinger
Mon Oct 22, 2007 11:22 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: New Scythe 120mm fans - just announced
Replies: 60
Views: 34855

Which is worse to the airflow from a computer fan......IMHO back-pressure. Try it yourself.....put a foam air filter in front of a fan, then behind the fan. Trying to blow through the filter (back pressure) reduces the airflow much more than sucking through the filter. That's why stand-alone air fi...
by Jeff Cutsinger
Tue Oct 09, 2007 7:25 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Where to get foam air filter? Installing side fan(and hole)
Replies: 7
Views: 2436

Hmm... it claims to have an unbeatable CFM/dB ratio. Has anyone tried undervolting this thing? 22cm fans typically have 100CFM/20dB. So 200CFM/60dB is not unbeatable, especially considering that 20dB is wayyyyy more than 3 times quieter than 60dB. Someone else could probably expound on undervolting...