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by PhilgB
Mon Apr 30, 2007 7:15 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Firefox question/problem.......
Replies: 8
Views: 3527

Bookmarks > Organize Bookmarks

File > Export > Save somewhere
by PhilgB
Wed Mar 28, 2007 7:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Desktop ScreenShots
Replies: 91
Views: 36975

Nice bump..

Keeping it simple
by PhilgB
Mon Sep 25, 2006 10:43 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: C&Q with X2 CPU causing problems, WinXP SP2
Replies: 5
Views: 3061

That patch is from AMD, not from Microsoft. It fixed my problems with the origianl Ureal Tournament.

http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/Tec ... 06,00.html
by PhilgB
Sun Aug 20, 2006 9:43 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: shuttle core 2 box with external power brick
Replies: 14
Views: 10986

The Shuttle x100 supposedly supports Core2. But they don't offer it as an option yet, so you would have to upgrade afterward. I hope they intend to eventually sell it as a barebone.
by PhilgB
Sat Jun 17, 2006 11:16 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec NSK3300
Replies: 56
Views: 28143

I was pleased to hear that it is in fact a Seasonic but I was prepared to swap the fan anyway.

I believe it is on the SPCR future review list.

I'm not too worried about the hard drive mounting seeing as there is so much room for suspension. Should be a good case.
by PhilgB
Sat Jun 17, 2006 4:06 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec NSK3300
Replies: 56
Views: 28143

Pictures!!

You can get PC speakers which dangle directly off the mother board where you would normally just plug in the case speaker. Most PC shops should carry this.

Can't wait to get mine. How is the noise of the power supply?
by PhilgB
Wed Mar 29, 2006 4:13 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Unusual Antec Aria Modification.
Replies: 24
Views: 5233

Case is an Antec Aria.
by PhilgB
Tue Mar 21, 2006 1:19 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: how to quiet sapphire radeon x1300
Replies: 8
Views: 2185

You ordered it from NewEgg? Is there a reason you didn't opt for the passive version?
by PhilgB
Mon Mar 20, 2006 5:22 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Disabling Windows Virtual Memory?
Replies: 8
Views: 3448

Either way, my main point was that you should disable the auto layout feature and get something other than the windows disk defragmenter.
by PhilgB
Sun Mar 19, 2006 3:02 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Disabling Windows Virtual Memory?
Replies: 8
Views: 3448

Microsoft recommends you leave it on and I think it's mostly used in the background or for reserved memory. What would be more important would be to disable the automatic harddrive layout with TweakUI and to get a more effective defragmenter than the one that comes with Windows.
by PhilgB
Wed Mar 01, 2006 6:48 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Shuttle SN41G PSU - ideas for silencing?
Replies: 4
Views: 3068

That's what I did with my SN45G. The PCB was facing outwards so I had to flip the PSU around and cut an 80mm hole in the side. I had it blowing air into the case which then went right through the CPU fan. Temps were fine. However, with an 80mm fan there you will have to rotate your hard drive 90 deg...
by PhilgB
Tue Feb 07, 2006 5:09 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 9600PRO Fan: How much noise?
Replies: 18
Views: 4587

To find out how much noise it makes either stop the fan with your finger while it's running and/or boot your computer without your 7200.7s plugged in. Unfortunately, the 9600Pro doesn't come with any of the features you're asking about. You might be able to safely slow down the fan with a resistor. ...
by PhilgB
Wed Feb 01, 2006 4:33 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Noise of HDTV
Replies: 12
Views: 4087

A friend of mine has a Toshiba 42" DLP which apparently has 2 fans. One is set somewhere inside the box and isn't noticeable but the other is near the outside and is unreasonably loud. It's a 92mm NONOIse, unsure of model number. It barely pushes any air but makes quite a racket.
by PhilgB
Thu Sep 22, 2005 1:44 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Software to stop windows accessing HDDs? (unncessarily!)
Replies: 6
Views: 3350

Get TweakUI 2.10 and under the 'General' settings there is a check box for 'Optimize hard disk when idle' that is on by default. I always uncheck it.

TweakUI

Phil
by PhilgB
Mon Feb 14, 2005 8:43 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Vid pinning undervolting experiment
Replies: 16
Views: 3834

When I first looked into undervolting, before buying my NF7-S, the tutorials used wire similar to your first attempt but shaped it into a 'U' and placed in the pin holes of the cpu socket. When the cpu was inserted, the pins would make contact with the wire and short them out. I've been meaning to t...
by PhilgB
Tue Jan 25, 2005 6:39 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: How I quieted the 40mm fan in my Shuttle SN45G
Replies: 6
Views: 4708

Hey vertigosity, I did mount the fan on the inside of the case, but this required me to rotate the hard drive by 90˚. Also, in its current position, the PCB of the PSU is facing the inside of the case and mounting a fan there would not do anything. You first need to flip the PSU around. If you try t...
by PhilgB
Wed Nov 24, 2004 8:10 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: How I quieted the 40mm fan in my Shuttle SN45G
Replies: 6
Views: 4708

I just rigged an 80L1A to mine and aside from the HDD (MP0402H on order), it's pretty close to silent. Going to experiment with some dampening next. A 60mm at 5v would also make a huge difference in noise and be more than enough airflow.
by PhilgB
Tue Nov 23, 2004 7:59 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Unusually quiet Seagate 7200.7 made-in-China 80G HDD
Replies: 45
Views: 38695

I just noticed that the 7200.7 that I have here for a system I'm building is from China. When I listened closely: - At startup there was a short high pitched squeel then it went away - Idle is quiet but after a few minutes there was a bit of clicking - It caused my L1A modded Zalman 300A to squeal (...
by PhilgB
Sat Nov 20, 2004 8:34 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: OMG!!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 5490

Well I suppose :roll:

The work is very nice if you like that case painting stuff.
by PhilgB
Sat Nov 20, 2004 7:14 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: OMG!!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 5490

So you felt it required a second thread?
by PhilgB
Sat Nov 06, 2004 7:31 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: P4 3.2 NORTHWOOD QUIET COOLING
Replies: 14
Views: 3755

Well you don't need to caps your titles :wink:

Check out the main site and read the reviews and recommended lists. Should get you started.
by PhilgB
Thu Oct 28, 2004 6:26 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Zeitgeist - Silent Lian Li V1000B
Replies: 33
Views: 26449

The grill behind your 120mm AcoustiFan looks quite restrictive. Cutting it out should help a bit.
by PhilgB
Mon Oct 25, 2004 3:49 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: HD heatsinks
Replies: 4
Views: 3317

Yeah I thought about that. I need to try and find some dense, thin foam.
by PhilgB
Mon Oct 25, 2004 3:46 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: HD heatsinks
Replies: 4
Views: 3317

They were small pieces of aluminium L-channel. About 6mm thick (3/8"?) and each side was about 5cm wide. I cleaned them up, cut the side that screws into the HD to a reasonable size and drilled holes in the top side. My dad milled the 'fins' at work.
by PhilgB
Mon Oct 25, 2004 3:15 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: HD heatsinks
Replies: 4
Views: 3317

HD heatsinks

Sorry for the terrible image quality. They were taken with the snapshot feature of my videocam. 01 , 02 , 03 , 04 , 05 , 06 , 07 , 08 , 09 , 10 They didn't turn out as I had originally planned. I still don't have any temps because they won't fit in my shuttle. A better design would have been one sol...
by PhilgB
Mon Oct 18, 2004 9:04 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How to passively cool an Enermax 250WATT micro ATX PSU
Replies: 3
Views: 1366

by PhilgB
Sat Oct 16, 2004 3:54 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: extra wires!
Replies: 10
Views: 2309

I felt the same way when I got my first 'quality' power supply. But they're pretty much all like that now. I thought the amount of wires was just rediculous and I could never find a place to put them. But you get used to it and I don't even notice them anymore. You find clever ways to get them out o...
by PhilgB
Sat Oct 16, 2004 5:30 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Unusual CPU duct idea.
Replies: 2
Views: 1392

Those exhaust fans look like theyre barely getting any air. Looks like he would benefit more from a hsf in suck configuration, and something like your coffee can to guide the air.
by PhilgB
Fri Oct 15, 2004 12:23 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman 7000AlCu w/ Evercool temps...
Replies: 4
Views: 1416

Well I haven't modded my AlCu but what were the specs of the stock fan? Maybe it spins faster at 5v than the Evercool does at 7v? How is it noise wise now?
by PhilgB
Thu Oct 14, 2004 5:42 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Ideas on efficient and QUIET cooling?
Replies: 44
Views: 16312

Well how are temps now? You said the heatsink on it right now is pretty good. Maybe it's enough to use with just a panaflo (or equiv). What are temps like, and how are you checking them?