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by C. Zoui
Sun Apr 19, 2009 12:48 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: Smart Drive 2002C, Fallout 3 PC DVD
Replies: 3
Views: 1937

Yes. Please email @ brian.dhopREMOVE@gmail.com. Remove the REMOVE.
by C. Zoui
Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:33 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: C. Zoui's Heavily-Modified NSK3480 (updated Oct 17, 2008)
Replies: 38
Views: 25978

There are many things I could continue to explore with this rig, but I need to put my time and money elsewhere. There will be no spring refresh as I originally planned. Thanks everyone for the comments and suggestions.
by C. Zoui
Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:56 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: Smart Drive 2002C, Fallout 3 PC DVD
Replies: 3
Views: 1937

Fallout 3 has been sold, thanks.
by C. Zoui
Mon Mar 23, 2009 7:37 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: Smart Drive 2002C, Fallout 3 PC DVD
Replies: 3
Views: 1937

FS: Smart Drive 2002C, Fallout 3 PC DVD

For those of us on my side of the pond (US), I'm selling my used Smart Drive 2002C. The finish is pretty light, so there are plenty of small scratches all around it. It's in good functional condition, though. It really does help reduce the vibrational and acoustic noise. http://img4.imageshack.us/im...
by C. Zoui
Mon Mar 09, 2009 1:00 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: New Scythe Heatsink -- GODHAND
Replies: 32
Views: 10525

SPCR never reviewed the Orochi, did they? At any rate, there are two major differences I can see vs. the Orochi: 1) It has much narrower fin spacing. This may be worse for low-airflow situations and thus slience. 2) Is has much more space between the top part of the heatsink and the smaller heatsink...
by C. Zoui
Sat Mar 07, 2009 10:46 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Corsair chassis
Replies: 15
Views: 6244

I have no interest in ATX cases, especially ATX cases as large as this one.

That said, it looks with this case that the industry has finally borrowed another idea from SCPR: holes in the mobo tray for cable routing!

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by C. Zoui
Sat Jan 17, 2009 2:58 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Caviar Black: WD's Performance 1TB HDD
Replies: 11
Views: 8256

Our anechoic chamber became operational shortly after our last hard drive review. Some of the reference drives (the ones we still have access to) were re-tested in the chamber for airborne acoustics. If SPCR pays shipping both ways, I can lend you my Samsung Spinpoint P80 w/ Nidec motor to re-test....
by C. Zoui
Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:34 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silverstone TJ08, passive cooling with a 125W CPU
Replies: 39
Views: 39828

Cutting out the hubs of fans and using the brackets as duct extensions is a thoughtful innovation. Well done.
by C. Zoui
Wed Dec 03, 2008 10:03 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Noctua NF-R8 doing wonders
Replies: 2
Views: 2079

On the EA380, is there any space at all between the fan and the PSU PCB? The stock fan is 15mm deep to the Noctua's 25mm, isn't it?
by C. Zoui
Wed Dec 03, 2008 9:43 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Gentle Typhoon Fans by Nidec Servo Corp
Replies: 67
Views: 75122

uh... I put a topic up about this about two months ago with impressions of these fans + did some quickie testing: Scythe Gentle Typhoon - 120mm - pics and impressions I've had two of the 1450rpm models on my PA120.3 radiator (pull config) so far and I must say @7v they're def. quieter than the Slip...
by C. Zoui
Mon Nov 10, 2008 7:21 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: DONE: old ATA-33 HDDs, old SCSI HDDs, Kenwood CD-ROM, +more
Replies: 4
Views: 1622

I am no longer seeking to purchase these parts. Thanks.
by C. Zoui
Sun Nov 09, 2008 8:41 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: WTB: Antec SLK3000 (or 3700BQE) front door
Replies: 6
Views: 1817

YHPM.
by C. Zoui
Sat Nov 08, 2008 9:18 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: WTB: Antec SLK3000 (or 3700BQE) front door
Replies: 6
Views: 1817

I remember you. I modeled my first silent rig after what you did the Antec 3700. As luck would have it, I recently ditched my modified SLK3700AMB but decided to keep the (unmodified) bezel. It's yours for the price of shipping, just as soon as I can find something to ship it in. It's in great condit...
by C. Zoui
Sun Nov 02, 2008 8:23 am
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: Hal W. Hardenbergh (Felger Carbon) died - RIP
Replies: 35
Views: 83436

I am shocked to just discover this now.

There is no doubt in my mind that he made these forums a better place. Rest in peace.
by C. Zoui
Tue Oct 28, 2008 7:59 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: DONE: old ATA-33 HDDs, old SCSI HDDs, Kenwood CD-ROM, +more
Replies: 4
Views: 1622

I want to play a whole slew of 96/97/98 games that I missed out on as they were meant to be played, sans emulation, and do it on a rig that I could never afford at the time. I've already acquired most of the other parts. I appreciate the offer, but anything after 1998 I won't use. The bigfoot thing ...
by C. Zoui
Mon Oct 27, 2008 1:32 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: DONE: old ATA-33 HDDs, old SCSI HDDs, Kenwood CD-ROM, +more
Replies: 4
Views: 1622

DONE: old ATA-33 HDDs, old SCSI HDDs, Kenwood CD-ROM, +more

I am no longer looking for these items. Thank you. Looking for: IBM Ultrastar 9ES DDRS-39130 (9.1GB 7200 rpm UW SCSI) <--Added Western Digital Enterprise WDE9100-007 (9.1GB 7200 rpm UW SCSI) <--Added Fujitsu MAB3091SP (9.1GB, 7200 rpm UW SCSI) Seagate Cheetah 9LP ST39102LW (9.1GB 10K rpm U2W SCSI) ...
by C. Zoui
Sun Oct 19, 2008 5:25 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: C. Zoui's Heavily-Modified NSK3480 (updated Oct 17, 2008)
Replies: 38
Views: 25978

Thank you all for your kind words. I'm glad I can inspire people in their work, just as those before me at SPCR provided the motivation I needed to experiment. AMDforlife, the DVD and floppy are noticeably different in color than the rest of the bezel, but they're much closer to black than they are ...
by C. Zoui
Sat Oct 18, 2008 1:55 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Catalyst 8.10 offers GPU fan control via software
Replies: 7
Views: 2729

Catalyst 8.10 offers GPU fan control via software

From the release notes: Catalyst Control Centerâ„¢ Fan speed control This release of the ATI software driver version 8.54 introduces the ability for users to control the speed of the GPU fan when running in accelerated graphics. Allegedly. In XP Home SP3 and on my fanless 3850, I see no options in t...
by C. Zoui
Thu Oct 16, 2008 9:24 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: C. Zoui's Heavily-Modified NSK3480 (updated Oct 17, 2008)
Replies: 38
Views: 25978

I've added a section on Modifying The Front Bezel. Better late than never!

The pictures should be working, then as always.
by C. Zoui
Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:48 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: C. Zoui's Heavily-Modified NSK3480 (updated Oct 17, 2008)
Replies: 38
Views: 25978

I've added a Cable Management section. Regarding Antec and cable management, they'd have to make the holes big enough for the 24-pin ATX connector to fit through. They could make removable rubber plugs (like the one between the upper and lower chambers for IDE cables) for the holes, but for the dedi...
by C. Zoui
Thu Apr 03, 2008 11:41 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: C. Zoui's Heavily-Modified NSK3480 (updated Oct 17, 2008)
Replies: 38
Views: 25978

Thanks. I have some things about the holes that need saying, but I'll save that for when I add a new section on cable management.

I've added a massive section on Constructing the 140mm intake.
by C. Zoui
Mon Mar 31, 2008 4:27 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: C. Zoui's Heavily-Modified NSK3480 (updated Oct 17, 2008)
Replies: 38
Views: 25978

Thank you all very much for your kind words. Owing to the cramped dimensions, I find mATX cases harder to work with. Because the NSK3480 is one of the smaller 'regular-profile' mATX cases out there, this build was even more challenging. And because of the mods I was doing, this build was frustrating...
by C. Zoui
Mon Mar 31, 2008 8:34 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: help with 7200 RPM 2.5" drive
Replies: 8
Views: 2959

I have the 7K200 in a Scythe Quiet Drive 2.5 that is suspended by stretch magic. I cannot hear the HDD at all. In ambient conditions of 18.33C, the drive does not get above 25C under full CPU and GPU load (I'm not sure about defragging, though). This may change for the worse, however, when I get the...
by C. Zoui
Sun Mar 30, 2008 6:38 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: C. Zoui's Heavily-Modified NSK3480 (updated Oct 17, 2008)
Replies: 38
Views: 25978

C. Zoui's Heavily-Modified NSK3480 (updated Oct 17, 2008)

C. Zoui's Heavily-Modified NSK3480 Updated October 17, 2008 to include a new Modifying The Front Bezel section Updated April 09, 2008 to include a new Cable Management section Updated April, 03 2008 to include a new Constructing the 140mm intake section Updated March 31, 2008 to include new To Do t...
by C. Zoui
Thu Mar 27, 2008 7:43 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quiet 140mm fan ?
Replies: 7
Views: 15176

Silverlighting 140mm is speced 1000 rpm with 54,7 CFM. http://www.aerocool.com.tw/accessory/silverlightning/silverlightning-spec.htm Right you are. I was lazily using the specs listed on Performance-PCs ; they have posted them erroneously. Barring cosmetic characteristics, the streamliner and silve...
by C. Zoui
Mon Mar 17, 2008 2:42 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: EA380 problem solved
Replies: 1
Views: 1572

With the help of ArsTechnica, I've solved this problem. Thanks for reading, though!
by C. Zoui
Mon Mar 17, 2008 12:30 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: EA380 problem solved
Replies: 1
Views: 1572

EA380 problem solved

While inserting pins I extracted from the 24-pin connector, I discovered that I labeled two of them as belonging to the same position. Facing the side of the connector with the hook and oriented so that the male end if facing up, what pins belong in positions A (column 8) and B (column 4)? http://im...
by C. Zoui
Wed Mar 12, 2008 5:44 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quiet 140mm fan ?
Replies: 7
Views: 15176

I've almost finished my 140mm intake mod in my NSK3480. So far, I've purchased the lower-speed Yate Loon, the D14SL-12, to eventually install in this position. I will undoubtedly be being trying different 140mm fans in this position over time. The fans I want to try (the only ones with reasonable pa...
by C. Zoui
Wed Mar 12, 2008 4:09 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Please start testing 140mm fans
Replies: 11
Views: 13624

I definitely support the transition from 120 to 140mm fans for the same reason that going from 92 to 120mm fans is usually beneficial: greater CFM at lower RPMs (and thus lower noise). With an increase of only 20mm instead of 28 in the transition to 140mm, I would expect to see a slightly less impro...
by C. Zoui
Sat Mar 01, 2008 11:24 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Better Option than the 7K200?
Replies: 9
Views: 4187

5400 drives in both form factors have indeed made noticeable gains in performance since the 'Cuda IV was competitive with other 7200 drives. I don't imagine you would be disappointed if you act on the conclusion you have reached. However, I wanted as quiet a drive as possible that still (listed in o...