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by AVT
Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:53 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Dust Filter questions
Replies: 4
Views: 2022

Dust Filter questions

Good morning, I'm building a custom case, a few questions: 1) How much of a CFM drop per fan would I see if I install S-Flex 800rpm 33cfm fans, and the following filters, if the fan is also behind speaker-mesh? http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductReview.aspx?Item=N82E16811999208 2) Does speaker-mes...
by AVT
Fri Aug 01, 2008 6:17 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: A little review...
Replies: 35
Views: 7079

If what you had was an annoying high-pitch noise then I've encountered the same problem, but with a HX520W. This was in a system I was building for somebody, my own HX520W is fine. RMA'd it. New one didn't have that, but had coil while, which, thankfully, did not persist when connected to a 220v (E...
by AVT
Fri Aug 01, 2008 6:09 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610?
Replies: 9
Views: 3105

They're louder than a modu82+, but by how much?

A straight arrangement would solve the problems I've been having fitting a PSU in my custom case.
by AVT
Fri Aug 01, 2008 4:22 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: wanna buy a extremely high end setup, only got 1 chance
Replies: 4
Views: 4422

For CPU waterblock, although I don't watercool, I've heard very good things about the D-Tek Fuzion. You should take a look.
by AVT
Fri Aug 01, 2008 4:14 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Bolt through, why is it better?
Replies: 4
Views: 1775

Two reasons.

#1, it's more securely installed, and a much lower chance of it ever falling off, say, if you're transporting the case somewhere, and causing damage.

#2, higher pressure on your CPU, causes better contact, and better flow of heat.
by AVT
Fri Aug 01, 2008 4:11 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: In keeping a laptop cpu cooler, is it better to rest flat on
Replies: 6
Views: 1668

That will help it cool, but it shouldn't be necessary. Provided your warranty's expired, if yours is overheating, consider opening it up, and cleaning the dust out.

I had this problem in an old Toshiba P4 laptop, was completely clogged with dust, cleaning it out really helped.
by AVT
Fri Aug 01, 2008 3:39 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: In keeping a laptop cpu cooler, is it better to rest flat on
Replies: 6
Views: 1668

If we ignore the fact that wood isn't a very good conductor of heat, here's the problem with using it to cool the laptop. A diagram of where the heat needs to go to get from the CPU to the wood: CPU --> Thermal Paste --> Heatsink --> Air --> Plastic case --> Rubber feet --> Wooden table Due to this,...
by AVT
Fri Aug 01, 2008 3:00 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 4870s in Crossfire, after market read exhaust?
Replies: 11
Views: 3276

I'd use an Accelero S1 and drill a hole in the side panel for an 80mm exhaust fan or something.

Unfortunately this might be the only way, unless you use stock cooling, or watercooling.
by AVT
Fri Aug 01, 2008 12:57 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Game Rig: in Need of new Keyboard and Speakers
Replies: 12
Views: 4390

You might want to consider a mini-size keyboard. I recently got this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823110006 and really like it. It gives me a lot more room to move my mouse around, and feels more comfortable due to laptop-style keys. But if you want a standard-size keyboard...
by AVT
Fri Aug 01, 2008 11:07 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Problems with PSU drawing air from below case?
Replies: 6
Views: 1977

And yeah, I'd put filters underneath. With 2cm clearance however, I'm not sure if there would be turbulence you're gonna filter it and have only 2cm clearance? the PSU is going to struggle to "breathe", IMO. too much restriction. I see. Yeah, this is what I was worried about. Guess I'll have to fit...
by AVT
Fri Aug 01, 2008 10:25 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Problems with PSU drawing air from below case?
Replies: 6
Views: 1977

1cm is tight but 2cm should be plenty if the entire case has that much clearance underneath. The only concern would be dust intake. You may want to detail what everything in that sketch is, though. It's not really clear what we're looking at. ATM the sketch is in a very early state. But I can give ...
by AVT
Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:09 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: SLK3000B Cooling advice
Replies: 35
Views: 5869

Don't buy SilenX. Not only do they list plain wrong specifications, but look at this:
viewtopic.php?t=4551&highlight=silenx
by AVT
Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:05 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: A little review...
Replies: 35
Views: 7079

I'm not sure, as I RMA'd mine through newegg, which was free.
by AVT
Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:48 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: OC'd and quiet.... possible?
Replies: 8
Views: 2019

What motherboard are you using? Most, even with very little airflow, will not need a heatsink replacement for the northbridge.
by AVT
Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:29 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Question about installing intel cpu
Replies: 2
Views: 1134

I suggest putting the CPU in first-thing, that way, the absolute least chance you get any thermal compound on the pins. Also, don't remove it unless you absolutely need to (such as to switch it out or lap it) or you may accidentally damage the pins in the socket. I had to RMA my board to ASUS, which...
by AVT
Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:20 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: A little review...
Replies: 35
Views: 7079

If what you had was an annoying high-pitch noise then I've encountered the same problem, but with a HX520W. This was in a system I was building for somebody, my own HX520W is fine. RMA'd it. New one didn't have that, but had coil while, which, thankfully, did not persist when connected to a 220v (EU...
by AVT
Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:45 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Problems with PSU drawing air from below case?
Replies: 6
Views: 1977

Problems with PSU drawing air from below case?

Would there be problems with PSU's with 120mm fans in a setup like this: http://img526.imageshack.us/my.php?image=caseyv9.jpg
(getting air from under the case, with maybe 1-2cm clearance.)
by AVT
Fri Jul 18, 2008 12:52 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Kama Flex 80/92mm FDB fans
Replies: 3
Views: 2048

Scythe Kama Flex 80/92mm FDB fans

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=23401 http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=23399 Has anyone had any experience using these? They look a lot like the Kama Flow fans that are only available in Japan. I m...
by AVT
Tue Apr 29, 2008 10:14 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Zalman 9500 fan mods?
Replies: 14
Views: 3288

It's probably 110mm, not 100mm.

My CNPS8700's fan is 110mm.
by AVT
Fri Apr 11, 2008 3:02 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: First custom build. I could really do with some advice. :)
Replies: 13
Views: 3180

For your build, I would suggest AMD, and a 780G board. Intel may have slightly better processors, but the 780G's integrated graphics are far superior to everything Intel has, and you'll avoid having to get a graphics card alltogether. edit: Also, the 1600RPM S-Flex probably won't be 'ultra quiet'. I...
by AVT
Fri Apr 11, 2008 2:58 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: C2D w/ CNPS9500AT, Can I run Passively?
Replies: 6
Views: 2121

The stock Zalman fans sound terribly loud. I believe the 9500 uses 92mm fans, so you're a bit more fortunate than me (8700 uses 110mm -_-)
by AVT
Thu Apr 03, 2008 9:18 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Lanbox + a few small mods
Replies: 0
Views: 2086

Lanbox + a few small mods

edit (April 7): Order arrived today. 3 shorter SATA cables, some connectors for cutting power cables, a S-Flex fan, and some red cathodes + a led. More pictures soon. edit2: Ran out of 3pin connectors, ordered more, should arrive by Monday. Well, I figured I'd post some of my work. The system: CPU: ...
by AVT
Thu Apr 03, 2008 5:02 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: AHCI/NCQ or IDE emulation?
Replies: 7
Views: 4005

Re: AHCI/NCQ or IDE emulation?

Relevent specs: Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS3P (w/ ICH9R SATA controller) Intel E8400 WD3200AAKS (2-platter model) SATA II HDD (system drive) WD6400AAKS SATA II HDD I'm just about to install WinXP on a new "silent" build, but I have one question first. In the BIOS, should I set the SATA controller to AHCI m...
by AVT
Thu Apr 03, 2008 4:54 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Newish Builder - Help and win a prize!
Replies: 7
Views: 2208

Re: Newish Builder - Help and win a prize!

Hi all. This is my first post and it is a doozy. I have an old computer that I sort of built myself (I did everything but connect the case wires to my mobo) and it was midrange at best when it was new. So, I find myself looking to build a PC for gaming as well as a schoolwork machine (grad school p...
by AVT
Mon Mar 31, 2008 7:31 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Recommend Silent LCD Monitor
Replies: 65
Views: 45983

LG L1750U

Absolutely no noise. Even within 1cm, nothing. Excellent picture quality.

It's fairly old, and doesn't use even DVI for input, but I do not see myself switching to anything until this thing dies.
by AVT
Sat Mar 29, 2008 10:15 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Corsair XMS DDR2 failures
Replies: 26
Views: 31669

I have the same RAM, and have had zero problems with it.
by AVT
Tue Mar 18, 2008 6:39 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New build, need advice for remaining parts
Replies: 3
Views: 1512

Original post updated with new question regarding HDD's.
by AVT
Fri Mar 14, 2008 7:30 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Replacement fan for Zalman 8700
Replies: 1
Views: 1223

Replacement fan for Zalman 8700

After dealing with a very loud system (40db, I'd guess) for a while I've decided that my next build is going to be more quiet. My CPU cooler arrived today. Unlike the folks over at Tom's Hardware, I did not notice any major issues with installation. The first semi-problem with the fan is that it's s...
by AVT
Fri Mar 14, 2008 6:47 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: A quiet, high-quality 60mm fan. Sanyo Pico Ace.
Replies: 4
Views: 2407

Where are you using the 60mm fan? I cant think of anywhere it would be useful. On the north/south bridge sure, but you can easily get passive cooling for those, and most boards already passively cool them, so unless your majorly overclocking them it wont matter. Nowhere else in your system would ma...
by AVT
Sun Mar 09, 2008 4:15 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: I will get these components soon ... anything not right ?
Replies: 17
Views: 4417

Re: I will get these components soon ... anything not right

CPU: Agree, prettymuch same as me CPU Fan: Agree, probably getting same fan Motherboard: Agree, same as me Memory: IMO you don't need 4GB yet. 2GB is enough. Also, I've never heard of that brand. I would recommend Corsair as I've never had any problems with them. Graphics Card: I suggest getting a 9...