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by AndrewC
Sun Jul 03, 2005 7:25 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P180 Review, Part 2: The Whole Nine Yards
Replies: 173
Views: 120492

I was thinking the same thing. The text implied the P180 had a lower noise levels and the recording info backs that up. The table I assume is in error. MP3: P180 "Hot Potato", WD Raptor Drive, idle/seek: 25/ 29 dBA/1m MP3: SLK3000B, WD Raptor Drive, idle/seek: 26/ 39 dBA/1m I assume the seek reading...
by AndrewC
Fri Jul 01, 2005 12:49 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: T-Balancer and Watercooling
Replies: 11
Views: 3261

Pro-Cooling Radiator Thread
It's a long discussion on ideal radiators, with a focus on quieter cooling.
by AndrewC
Fri Jul 01, 2005 11:33 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: T-Balancer and Watercooling
Replies: 11
Views: 3261

I don't know much about the T-Balancer, but would suggest you only use 3 fans not 6. Choose either push or pull not both, because the cooling gain for both is negligible. Here's some testing from pro-cooling to prove it. http://phaestus.procooling.com/shrouds-BIX.GIF
by AndrewC
Fri Jul 02, 2004 2:13 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Rate my PC
Replies: 9
Views: 6848

Re: Rate my PC

illgibson wrote: Pmi 1GB (512MBx2) DDR PC-3200, PMI3200-1024DPH (2.5-3-3-7)
I would get some higher quality memory such as Corsair, Crucial, Kingston, or Mushkin.
by AndrewC
Tue May 11, 2004 4:05 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: I have succeeded in silencing my machine. Thanks all
Replies: 70
Views: 16107

The Alpha heatsinks will not work because they require the four mounting holes.
by AndrewC
Mon May 10, 2004 1:29 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec SLK3700BQE (Post mods)
Replies: 61
Views: 17098

Built in temp sensors are known to have horrible accuracy. The cpu temp sensor is probably reporting temps 5-10°C lower than real and the case sensor is probably in a area next to the video card so it is alot hotter than the air the cpu heatsink receives. He quoted his ambient temp to be 22-26°C so ...
by AndrewC
Tue May 04, 2004 7:45 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: What's the most powerful DX-9 VGA with...
Replies: 19
Views: 5659

I've not seen in a long time (if ever) that the graphics cards were created on a process smaller than CPU's. You won't be seeing .011 micron GFX-cards until Intel/AMD are there, I figure. Well Intel has .90 PressHots, so the CPU technology is there,(I know that Intel is having all kinds of problems...
by AndrewC
Sun May 02, 2004 7:36 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: New Computer Help
Replies: 19
Views: 4247

I would get an Arctic VGA Silencer for the 9500 Pro. I don't know anything about Intel motherboads, but can suggest the Antec 3700BQE for a quiet case without much modding. For hard drives, the Maxtors set to Minimum Acoustic output using AAM should be quiet enough for a while, but I would not use t...
by AndrewC
Sun May 02, 2004 5:53 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: KVM extenders
Replies: 5
Views: 1762

Here's a thread about moving a computer into another room and using CAT5 or KVM extenders. It doesn't seem like it can be done cheaply.
http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewto ... r&start=30
by AndrewC
Thu Apr 29, 2004 5:50 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: EOC Stats points cutoffs for colors
Replies: 44
Views: 10496

Well it has been changed.

gray/black/teal/blue/green/brown/'dirty maroon'/red
0 / 1+ / 125+ / 250+ / 500+ / 900+ / 1.4k+ / 2k+

So now us smaller folders with have to deal with black. :(
by AndrewC
Sat Apr 24, 2004 4:48 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling Basics (for silence) - any help appriciated :)
Replies: 54
Views: 21412

Image

Courtesy of Procooling.com Reviews
by AndrewC
Thu Apr 22, 2004 2:50 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Logo for SPCR?
Replies: 90
Views: 30554

little 1'
Thats a big sticker. :lol:
(' is foot and " is inch)
by AndrewC
Thu Apr 22, 2004 2:20 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling Basics (for silence) - any help appriciated :)
Replies: 54
Views: 21412

Good radiator Even though passive radiators like the Zalman look cool, the fittings are so small, and therefore restrict water flow a quiet pump like the Ehiem would easily become underpowered. There's no reason not to run a very very slow and quiet fan since a pump will probally be audible with a ...
by AndrewC
Thu Apr 22, 2004 2:12 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Antec Case - "2650BQE"
Replies: 31
Views: 13644

It looks like a SLK2600 with grommet hard drive mounts and a 120mm fan mount in the rear. The plastic box can be removed, but I'm not sure about the plastic drive rails. I found those quite useful and not sure why you would want to remove them. I've owned a SLk2600 and found it quite a bit cramped c...
by AndrewC
Sun Apr 18, 2004 7:14 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Is this PSU to cheap?
Replies: 8
Views: 1879

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDe ... 483&depa=1

It's only 22.50 shipped. SVC would have tacked on atleast $5 shipping so a Sparkly is only ~$4 more.

Edit: Fixed Link
by AndrewC
Mon Apr 05, 2004 3:32 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: the little engine that couldn't?
Replies: 8
Views: 2329

Assuming your PSU is 65% efficient, then it can supply 300w*0.65=195w. Now, I guessed on the burner/dvd drives but I have to imagine I'm on the high side with each. This is also assuming that everything in your system is running full bore at the same time. Thought that efficiency meant how much AC ...
by AndrewC
Sun Apr 04, 2004 5:59 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan controller volts....
Replies: 2
Views: 1344

Review

This review said that the minimum is 4 volts (if tension is the same as voltage). There is an alarm that goes off at 1000 RPM like Bluefront said.
by AndrewC
Fri Apr 02, 2004 11:24 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Speaking of April's Fools
Replies: 6
Views: 1852

Speaking of April's Fools

Hey this is a day late, but was just wandering if anyone has seen this.

Intel's New Prescott Retail Heatink
by AndrewC
Fri Apr 02, 2004 8:57 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Help me choose between these 2
Replies: 10
Views: 3711

You would probally be fine just putting a Zalman NB-47J. IRC the Geforce 4 MX is pretty much clocked the same as Geforce 2s with all most the same feature set and many of the Geforce 4 MX are sold with passive cooling solutions.
by AndrewC
Fri Apr 02, 2004 8:56 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Help me choose between these 2
Replies: 10
Views: 3711

You would probally be fine just putting a Zalman NB-47J. IRC the Geforce 4 MX is pretty much clocked the same as Geforce 2s with all most the same feature set and many of the Geforce 4 MX are sold with passive cooling solutions so there should be no problems running it with a zalman northbridge heat...
by AndrewC
Thu Apr 01, 2004 7:31 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Is there any possible ways to lower water pump noise?
Replies: 15
Views: 8547

I've heard that if you mount the MCP600 with the inlet pointing up minimizes bearing noises. If you're not suspending it yet that would also be a good thing to do.
by AndrewC
Thu Apr 01, 2004 7:19 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Suggestions needed for suspending a water pump
Replies: 9
Views: 5281

I'd use a pad of 1/2" sorbothane foam under the pump. It's the same stuff that Ralf used to get rid of Samsung spinpoint vibration. You can get it at mcmaster.
by AndrewC
Wed Mar 31, 2004 12:32 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Quiet computer for my aunt
Replies: 7
Views: 2417

Why not just get a motherboard like this. http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=13-152-030&depa=1 . It's only $56 shipped and has integrated lan and video and is compatible with a Zalman 7000A(even though I think this is overkill for a 2200+. I've had experience with 2 different ...
by AndrewC
Mon Mar 15, 2004 6:38 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What to do with Whiny Western Dig?
Replies: 10
Views: 2600

Thanks. Radeonman, do you have your drive suspended in your System 1? Just wanted to know what your experience with the vibration from Samsung drives have been.
by AndrewC
Sun Mar 14, 2004 7:58 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What to do with Whiny Western Dig?
Replies: 10
Views: 2600

Thanks for the quick reply. I talked to my friend and he said that he was looking at closer to $80. He also said that he would go with a PATA if the performance was very very similar. Wish that Samsung would ship the 80GB models to the US.
by AndrewC
Sun Mar 14, 2004 7:29 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What to do with Whiny Western Dig?
Replies: 10
Views: 2600

What to do with Whiny Western Dig?

I've got a friend with the above stated drive and it has one heck of a whine and seek noise. Would mounting it in something like a NoVibesIII help any since it's hard mounted at the moment. When I suggested just buying a new drive he was up for that, but wanted to be a SATA drive for less than $100....
by AndrewC
Sun Mar 07, 2004 11:01 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Magnetic rotor for case fans... Interesting
Replies: 40
Views: 21287

Just found an 80 mm version.
http://www.adpmods.com/xcart/customer/p ... =92&page=1

Only 2300 RPM so it might have more undervolted uses.
by AndrewC
Thu Mar 04, 2004 7:38 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: The Truth about PSU power ratings
Replies: 17
Views: 47004

Re: The Truth about PSU power ratings

Specify a low operating temperature for rated output. This is quite common, but again not often seen in consumer brochures, but rather tech spec sheets provided usually only on demand by engineers or corp buyers. A typical PSU operating temp statement is somthing like this: 0ºC ~25ºC for full ratin...
by AndrewC
Wed Mar 03, 2004 6:44 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec Sleeper!
Replies: 13
Views: 8504

Just one question. Why did you mount the two extra bases from the Zalman ZM80-HP on the side of the heatsink?
by AndrewC
Thu Feb 26, 2004 1:37 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Epox 8RDA3+ Fan?
Replies: 4
Views: 1371

I have an Epox 8RDA3G which is the same but without SATA support. I just removed the fan from the northbridge and it has been doing fine for about a month now. The heatsink is good sized but you could just use a Zalman cooler if you wanted more security.