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by halfmanhalfamazing
Fri Jan 25, 2008 6:21 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Thermaltake BigWater 780e
Replies: 2
Views: 8746

Those are all excellent observations on your part. I'm definately a water cooling noob. This is just the first one I've seen that actually gets my attention. The lights did kind of bother me, but that was almost at the very bottom of my list. Perhaps all of this will be ironed out once they hit the ...
by halfmanhalfamazing
Thu Jan 24, 2008 3:40 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: PC in aquarium full of mineral oil
Replies: 136
Views: 158459

That's pretty sweet. Now if only someone would mod their way to a practical 100% do it yourself laptop. I've seen this: http://www.mini-itx.com/projects/itx-laptop/ But there's gotta be a better way. It's time for the MTX motherboard standard to be introduced, with MTX cases. Pico PSUs would be perf...
by halfmanhalfamazing
Thu Jan 24, 2008 3:27 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Thermaltake BigWater 780e
Replies: 2
Views: 8746

Thermaltake BigWater 780e

I haven't seen much about this in the wild yet, apparently they're about to hit soon.(being listed on the website) Anybody else seen this and found it to be great or even considering one as soon as they become available? I haven't seen a price estimate about these yet. Hopefully someone out there(ma...
by halfmanhalfamazing
Thu Jan 24, 2008 3:12 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Quiet rig.......... SSD Powered!
Replies: 8
Views: 5185

I appreciate the reply. My current power supply is a fortron fsp 300 60atv, which is around 65% efficient AFAIK. It was my backup supply, but I had to give my primary to another box that died, and I normally try to make it a point to have a spare power supply hanging around. The 20-30 dollar meters,...
by halfmanhalfamazing
Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:51 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Quiet rig.......... SSD Powered!
Replies: 8
Views: 5185

I just wish I had an easy and inexpensive way to measure my power usage. http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp (?) Hey, thanks! I had not considered power supply aging into the equasion at all. I normally keep power supplies until they die. So I'll have to give up on the Pico unt...
by halfmanhalfamazing
Sun Jan 20, 2008 5:32 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Quiet rig.......... SSD Powered!
Replies: 8
Views: 5185

lorn wrote:Remind me of that topic :)
Ick......... a 120 x card running windows XP............ Might be alright...... but I have my doubts.
by halfmanhalfamazing
Sun Jan 20, 2008 5:30 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Quiet rig.......... SSD Powered!
Replies: 8
Views: 5185

How much all together for a picoATX PSU, 4GB card, CPU, mobo + integrated graphics? The whole thing could be fanless... hmm. The Scythe cooler would add a bit of cost though. I haven't done pricing on parts in a long time. I do know that these cards haven't dropped in price, so it should still be $...
by halfmanhalfamazing
Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:59 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Quieting lian-li
Replies: 8
Views: 3001

I too was going to mention bungee cords for your drives, they also make rubberized noise dampening spacers, and complete internal enclosures like this one: http://www.cooltechpc.com/c/ctpc/std/sku=titanium_hd_dampener.html Have you considered solid state medium? I posted pics of mine here: http://ww...
by halfmanhalfamazing
Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:56 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Quiet rig.......... SSD Powered!
Replies: 8
Views: 5185

My Quiet rig.......... SSD Powered!

It's still a work in progress. But no longer does it sound like it could hover, now I just have a low hum. Switching from a HD to a flash card made me realize just how much a noiseless rig meant to me. Here's the pics I have: http://www.angelfire.com/rpg2/tweakit/ And I created a huge discussion abo...
by halfmanhalfamazing
Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:54 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2008, the year of the SSD...
Replies: 32
Views: 9680

I run an SSD. It's compact flash, only 4gb in size, but who cares. I run linux, plenty of space for me. I still have my hard drive for space that may become necessary.