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by FLD
Thu Mar 11, 2004 1:55 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Rubber spray paint
Replies: 50
Views: 35150

Thanks Acompeau! I guess this closes the debate on black paint physics, leaving it open on the aesthetics!
by FLD
Wed Mar 10, 2004 2:04 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Rubber spray paint
Replies: 50
Views: 35150

Thank you guys for your answers! Gooserider, I do agree with your point re. air conduction vs radiation below, whivch probably makes the whole debate meaningless. I really doubt that you would see ANY measurable difference in practice. Among other reasons is that the amount of radiant heat dissipate...
by FLD
Tue Mar 09, 2004 12:51 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Rubber spray paint
Replies: 50
Views: 35150

Hi All! OK, black paint does look good, but I was wondering if it could also have some positive case cooling effect? We all know that (by definition) black color absorbs most radiations (including infra reds, ie heat). So it seems logical to say that painting the inside of your case in black would a...
by FLD
Fri Jan 30, 2004 7:30 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GF4 Ti200 cooling ideas/questions
Replies: 4
Views: 2510

Hi! Did anyone experiment some sort of electrical damage (not thermal) after unplugging the whinny fan? My GF4 died after 5 months of unplugged fan operation (although it was well cooled by a 80mm S2, powered directly from the PSU instead of via the card). When it died, I saw no artefacts (like ever...
by FLD
Wed Jan 07, 2004 8:36 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: My HDD suspension mounting idea
Replies: 18
Views: 4227

Hi guys! Happy new year! Well done Pangit! ... you really had a LOT of time to do all this, plus the time and pain to document it in your revamped site (nice as well)! Pretty neat mod, my favourite being the twisted fan blowing toward the passive GPU heatsink. Yes, next big test could be to remove t...
by FLD
Thu Oct 02, 2003 12:16 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: My HDD suspension mounting idea
Replies: 18
Views: 4227

Re. heat rising, it's actually hot air which rises, while heat radiates in an omnidirectional way. Since the HDD drive is pretty packed inside, there is almost no air inside to convey heat bottom up. So my guess is that the hotter face will always be the one which produces the more heat (in my case ...
by FLD
Wed Oct 01, 2003 5:51 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: My HDD suspension mounting idea
Replies: 18
Views: 4227

Hi! Good to see your still on the experiment side Pangit! The setup should definitely work. - Re. fan position: yes, it does work (I have a similar set up, with a ghetto fan mount alsmot in the same place as you. The good thing is that this 80mm fan is also cooling my Geforce4! (I have posted this a...
by FLD
Wed Sep 10, 2003 4:37 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CPU fan positioning
Replies: 28
Views: 8957

Ok, I did it: tested the "cpu fan perpendicular to mobo way"! Thanks Pangit for the idea and encouragements! Objective: - Here is the initial set up: what matter here is the cpu fan and Heatsink: Taisol Aqua HS, with 60mm fan replaced by 80mm Noiseblocker S4 on 60->80 adpater: http://monsite.wanadoo...
by FLD
Fri Sep 05, 2003 4:24 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CPU fan positioning
Replies: 28
Views: 8957

It indeed comes very close to the exhaust fan, but that's one of the caveat of my Mobo. On the other end, it was a good way for me to stop exhaust and cpu fans to interfer. Eventually, I got rid of this duct for this and other reasons: it bloked too much volume in the case, resonates a bit, not to m...
by FLD
Thu Sep 04, 2003 1:37 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CPU fan positioning
Replies: 28
Views: 8957

Sorry for the small pics, I agree it's difficult to check details... Here is another shot, but could not make it bigger... Will have to rework this tonight! http://monsite.wanadoo.fr/fldweb/images/2-picture2.gif?0.9493015028802747 Basically, the top of the bottle makes the top of the duct: I cut the...
by FLD
Thu Sep 04, 2003 12:38 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Geforce 4 ti and a zalman flower bracket
Replies: 10
Views: 3109

OK, here is a picture of my TI4200 cooled with a 80mm Noiseblocker S2: http://monsite.wanadoo.fr/fldweb/images/2-picture3.gif?0.10915182814089563 I simply unplugged the stock 45mm noisy fan, leaving it where it on the rad. I like the Zalman 123 bracket approach, but thought a 45° angle between the f...
by FLD
Wed Sep 03, 2003 11:20 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CPU fan positioning
Replies: 28
Views: 8957

Ok, I finally found a way to publish some pics... So here it is, my famous Plastic coke bottle ducting: http://monsite.wanadoo.fr/fldweb/images/2-picture1.gif?0.4076373639218194 This thing is taking air from above the HDD and safely convey it up to the CPU fan. Took me almost 2 hours ( and 3 bottles...
by FLD
Tue Sep 02, 2003 8:46 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Need Advice on Mod for Antec 350W Smart Power PSU
Replies: 7
Views: 2679

Hi! Did anybody try to remove the PSU rear 80 fan, just leaving the 92mm belly fan? (option 3 above?) Depending on how stuff are set up inside the PSU, the 92mm might be able to blow air all the way to the rear hole (now that you have removed the rear fan). Might result in less turbulence at the rear.
by FLD
Mon Sep 01, 2003 12:25 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec SLK3700 & rubber grommets?
Replies: 40
Views: 17391

Happens to me from time to time (after I do some modding). Not a big issue though, as moving the rack a bit ( and securing the bottom thunmbscrew) always fixed it. Re. dog chasing its tail: yes that's an endless quest ... and no, there is no return! Re. no cheap fix: well, see the articles about tin...
by FLD
Fri Aug 29, 2003 4:09 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec SLK3700 & rubber grommets?
Replies: 40
Views: 17391

My grommets in the SLK are light coloured. I 'd say beige/blank. But it seems this, as well as type of stock PSU, can vary by geography.
by FLD
Fri Aug 29, 2003 4:02 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CPU fan positioning
Replies: 28
Views: 8957

Thx Pangit! Nice page you have! I do agree the cheapo way is by far the most interesting one (as I think most SPCR friends do)! Re. CPU HS, sorry you did not try the perpendicular way (we are talking CPU cooling here :wink: )... I am really tempted... Re. ducting the side intake, you may want to rep...
by FLD
Thu Aug 28, 2003 7:25 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CPU fan positioning
Replies: 28
Views: 8957

Pangit, Did you finally experimented any of the proposed solutions (reverse flow or small cover for the "Across" solution?). I have this issue of cpu fan competing against big perpendicular sucking flow from 120 exhaust fan. Plus the 80 cpu fan is on top of a 60-80 adapter, so it really came in the ...
by FLD
Thu Aug 28, 2003 6:17 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Geforce 4 ti and a zalman flower bracket
Replies: 10
Views: 3109

Hi! I just faced the same "fan vs card angle" question, and finally went for a home-made "suspended" fan (inspired from Zalman 123 fixation system), blowing 45° upward the lower side of the rad. which would be better, a fan mounted at right angles to the card, blowing over both sides, - My GF4 is sa...
by FLD
Thu Aug 28, 2003 2:19 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec SLK3700 & rubber grommets?
Replies: 40
Views: 17391

Just to add a small story I had with the 3700 grommets. I am pretty happy with them, as I don't hear my IBM 80Go HDD, although it is known to be noisy. Then, after some modding (suspended 80mm fan on GF4 4200), I closed the case, and a new, low frequency but loud HUUUMMMM came up. The whole case was...
by FLD
Mon Jul 21, 2003 12:52 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: fan adapter question -- 3700amb case
Replies: 11
Views: 2635

Hi! FYI, I just mounted 2 80mm S2 inthere, removing the Antec 120 adapter. The 2 S2 simply sit one above the other, tied together with rubber band (yes, it's cheap but works fine), and are hold in place between the hdd rack and the grid with soft acoustic foam (2cm thick at the bottom, 1 cm at the t...
by FLD
Mon Jul 21, 2003 12:40 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan Isolation Mount Problem
Replies: 11
Views: 3138

Removing isolators: tried alcoolic window cleaning liquid?

If soapy water is not enough, I would suggest trying one of these liquids you spray on windows to clean them. That's a well known mountain-biker's trick, which works perfectly to remove rubber handles from the bike's handlebar. It seems the alcool these liquids contain temporarily (10-15 sec) releas...
by FLD
Fri Jul 18, 2003 7:27 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: rubber grommets for antec slk3700
Replies: 18
Views: 5691

Isolating PSU from 3700 back panel with HDD rubber grommets?

Hi! Well, I followed the advice, and bought the SLK 3700. Great case!!! I am now thinking at making even more silent (never ending story as we all know :-)). Has anyone ever considered using the extra rubber grommets ( I only have one HDD...) as isolators between the PSU and the case back panel? The...
by FLD
Fri Jul 18, 2003 7:24 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: rubber grommets for antec slk3700
Replies: 18
Views: 5691

Isolating PSU from 3700 back panel with HDD rubber grommets?

Hi! Well, I followed the advice, and bought the SLK 3700. Great case!!! I am now thinking at making even more silent (never ending story as we all know :-)). Has anyone ever considered using the extra rubber grommets ( I only have one HDD...) as isolators between the PSU and the case back panel? The...