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by Zeroignite
Fri Nov 20, 2009 1:17 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: My pics of removing 120mm fan grills.
Replies: 10
Views: 2852

xan_user wrote:
aztec wrote:metal snips and a curved/round file is all you need.
and to be really careful not to drop any metal filings in the case. :shock:
Rather, do any surgery without hardware installed, and clean out the case when you're done.
by Zeroignite
Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:49 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Introduce yourself...
Replies: 18
Views: 21156

^ spam
by Zeroignite
Sun Sep 13, 2009 10:02 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: A wooden case - Should it be shielded/grounded?
Replies: 31
Views: 8667

Reading over the ATX specifications, it indeed looks that reducing EM Leakage is a major design criterion. That's not to say that every case manufacturer follows these guidlines-- far from it.

http://www.formfactors.org/developer/specs/matxemc.pdf
by Zeroignite
Fri Aug 28, 2009 11:34 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: external speaker power supply question
Replies: 30
Views: 9915

Does the buzzing/electrical noise seem sound to be at a constant 60 Hz? If so, you've got a problem with either a dirty power supply or a bad ground.
by Zeroignite
Tue Aug 25, 2009 8:56 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Heat Problem !
Replies: 6
Views: 2517

"Forced Convection" indeed.
by Zeroignite
Sun Aug 16, 2009 10:04 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Quieting the cheap and dirty way
Replies: 7
Views: 3058

Thank you so much for all the positive feedback, everyone. Very nice. Next you could cover case and sides with biumen mat, self adhessive floor tiles or roofers tape. They will increase mass and help killing resonance and vibration. That would be the next step, but there are two problems. First, tho...
by Zeroignite
Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:29 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Quieting the cheap and dirty way
Replies: 7
Views: 3058

Quieting the cheap and dirty way

So, a while ago my brother was given a computer left over after one of his freinds upgraded. It's actually got decent components, but the case is a disaster acoustically. Desperate for relief, he turned to me for help, hoping I could make a few cheap/free mods to give him his quietude back. The rig ...
by Zeroignite
Wed Aug 12, 2009 12:47 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F3 series - 500GB per platter - 7200RPM - 500GB/1TB
Replies: 169
Views: 122120

Just based on the HDTune data, it looks a whole lot better than Seagate's 500GB/platter drive-- that one has seek times of 17 or so ms.
by Zeroignite
Sun Aug 09, 2009 11:24 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Newegg now carrying Nexus fans---for CHEAP!
Replies: 1
Views: 963

Awesome
Excellent find-- I've been hoping they would start selling Nexus stuff for a while now.

EDIT: Looks like they also have the Nexus Value 430 for $80, and silicone softmounts for $3
by Zeroignite
Sat Aug 08, 2009 11:04 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How much will a 300w power supply run?
Replies: 284
Views: 609374

OK, now that sounds just loony. Have you done a full load stress test?
by Zeroignite
Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:39 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 24v printer fans
Replies: 13
Views: 2936

Definitely the power supply.
by Zeroignite
Thu Jul 23, 2009 7:57 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec Sonata Elite ATX Mid-Tower Case
Replies: 40
Views: 22239

KadazanPL wrote:
Dead? It's one crappy looking case.
Two of them actually. Here's the other eyesore:
[snip]
Point well taken. That is one horrendous case.
by Zeroignite
Thu Jul 23, 2009 7:53 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Can I still connect speakers into back of SOLO case?
Replies: 3
Views: 966

Most any motherboard you buy will have rear audio ports.
by Zeroignite
Wed Jul 22, 2009 7:09 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec Sonata Elite ATX Mid-Tower Case
Replies: 40
Views: 22239

I think you all are probably panicking a bit too much. Dead? It's one crappy looking case. In addition, it's a budget case-- It's hardly gonna be replacing Solos and 182s.
by Zeroignite
Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:04 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: My Rig, $250+ship OBO
Replies: 0
Views: 862

FS: My Rig, $250+ship OBO

Hello, SPCR! For sale I have my computer, Goliath. It's a decent performer, with some mods made by Yours Truly. Specs: CPU: AMD X2 5200+ stock@2.6GHz Mobo: MSI K9N SLI Platinum VGA: Sapphire Radeon x1950 Pro RAM: 2GB Crucial Ballistix DDR2 800 HDD: 2x160 GB 7200 RPM PSU: Taiwanese (?) 430W (the guy ...
by Zeroignite
Sun Jun 14, 2009 12:22 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Review my Build- Gaming rig based on Antec Solo
Replies: 5
Views: 1468

Part list changed, Thanks

Well, thanks for the advice. I made some changes. List Important changes: Swapped Ninja for Mugen 2. Changed PSU for the VX250; SPCR's review makes it look great. I don't get the combo deal, but the MIR compensates. Thanks for pointing out the WD Green. I knew the're 5400 rpm, but didn't notice the ...
by Zeroignite
Sun Jun 14, 2009 11:47 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Soft Mount HD in Antec Sonata Elite Case
Replies: 1
Views: 941

There's s stickied thread just a bit above this one.
posting.php?mode=reply&t=54136
by Zeroignite
Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:30 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Using waterblocks to transfer heat out
Replies: 5
Views: 3695

Just a guess, but I'd wager that the limiting factor in cooling is not the thermal resistance to the fins, but rather the fin's ability to dump heat to atmo. Sorry.
by Zeroignite
Fri Jun 12, 2009 6:39 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Review my Build- Gaming rig based on Antec Solo
Replies: 5
Views: 1468

Review my Build- Gaming rig based on Antec Solo

Well, here's the list of parts for a possible new build. Can you kind SPCRers give me a bit of feedback? Rather than individual link of all the parts, I copied the HTML of the printer-friendly version of the shopping cart, then uploaded it to a fileserver. (No, this is neither malware nor a fishing ...
by Zeroignite
Thu Jun 11, 2009 4:43 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Powercolor 4870 512MB $124.99 + shipping @ newegg
Replies: 3
Views: 1145

How's the noise on the stock cooler?
I was looking at the Sapphire 4870 512, but man, the card you lsited sure is cheap.
by Zeroignite
Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:51 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: X-bit Labs tackles the issue of "how many Watts we need
Replies: 13
Views: 3100

Mad props to them-- this is as close to definitive proof of the superfluity of huge PSUs as I think we are likely to get.
by Zeroignite
Thu Jun 04, 2009 10:56 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: TNN 500AF + SSD + 6 monitors
Replies: 31
Views: 32177

Excuse my while I go find where my jaw bounced off to...

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by Zeroignite
Tue Jun 02, 2009 12:37 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Innovation Cooling IC Diamond 7 TIM Giveaway/Testing
Replies: 206
Views: 200176

Mine just got in :) .

Will test as soon as I order some new hardware.
by Zeroignite
Sun May 31, 2009 12:10 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: VECT: Scratchbuild cool, quiet case.
Replies: 5
Views: 1978

using a power supply with an 80mm exhaust fan might prove quieter and cooler in that case, following the path of airflow, rather than pushing it in a new direction I should have phrased it better. The PSU will be "naked" and passive as well. Not sure what you are planning for the fan control specif...
by Zeroignite
Sat May 30, 2009 3:23 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: VECT: Scratchbuild cool, quiet case.
Replies: 5
Views: 1978

VECT: Scratchbuild cool, quiet case.

Hello,  SPCR. Recently, I've been looking into building a new rig. While I'm there, might as well go and try to do better than the manufacturers design-wise! I had thrown around some ideas for a quiet ATX case for gaming hardware, but nothing really seemed perfect. However, after reading the review...
by Zeroignite
Sat May 30, 2009 2:53 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P183, six hdd and XFX GTX 260
Replies: 6
Views: 1866

ottoangel wrote:Any suggestions on what 3.5" to 5.25" converters to use?
DIY elastic drive decoupling!
by Zeroignite
Thu May 28, 2009 10:07 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quiet 140mm Fans?
Replies: 35
Views: 15140

For LEDs, the vast majority of that power draw is turned into light, not heat. As said before, they are really efficient. THe difference will have no measurable affect on temperature, especially if the fan is exhaust so the extra 1/10 watt is venting out the back.
by Zeroignite
Thu May 28, 2009 10:03 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: S-Flex, which version to buy?
Replies: 14
Views: 2786

I was just shopping for a new rig, and I think that I'm gonna buy the 1,600 rpm version. My reasoning that all of them have the same basic noise/airflow ratio, and all of them can be undervolted to silent. However, the lower speed versions cannot cool the pile of magma. I will be using a continuous...
by Zeroignite
Tue May 26, 2009 8:32 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: S-Flex, which version to buy?
Replies: 14
Views: 2786

I was just shopping for a new rig, and I think that I'm gonna buy the 1,600 rpm version. My reasoning that all of them have the same basic noise/airflow ratio, and all of them can be undervolted to silent. However, the lower speed versions cannot cool the pile of magma. I will be using a continuous ...
by Zeroignite
Wed May 20, 2009 3:51 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Innovation Cooling IC Diamond 7 TIM Giveaway/Testing
Replies: 206
Views: 200176

I would love to test!