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by echoes
Sun Apr 02, 2006 9:50 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Dell 6400 w/ duo core: no thanks
Replies: 14
Views: 11264

Interesting; I just read an article on Anandtech claiming that the Duo Core has battery life comparable to the previous Pentium M chips. So I was optimistic that it might be just as quiet. There is also a Core Solo chip, which uses the newer technology of the Due Core, but with just a single core, i...
by echoes
Thu Jul 28, 2005 1:15 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Silent UPS?
Replies: 5
Views: 2116

My Belkin UPS (also 1000VA, I think) is dead silent, works great, and has turned out to be a very worthwhile investment.
by echoes
Thu Mar 03, 2005 10:30 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: a slightly different approach to ducting
Replies: 4
Views: 1883

Hmm, your case has a window, do you care about aesthetics? :lol: What I did in a similar situation was make the duct out of paper. Not normal paper, something slightly stiffer, and I used duct tape to attach it to the case. It's ugly, but it works. You could make one out of paper just to test the id...
by echoes
Mon Jan 31, 2005 9:25 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Unexpected results for hard drive heatsink/suspension
Replies: 7
Views: 2795

When I installed it, it wasn't touching the cage. Maybe it was very close though, and oscillations from normal use would cause it to touch. I think it might have been the heatsink vibrating against the harddrive.
by echoes
Mon Jan 31, 2005 9:08 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Unexpected results for hard drive heatsink/suspension
Replies: 7
Views: 2795

Unexpected results for hard drive heatsink/suspension

My computer had 3 fans: PSU (Super Silencer 350) CPU heatsink. The heatsink is by Alpha, so this fan sucks air from the heatsink and then exhausts it from the case through a duct. This fan is controlled by Speedfan. Hard drive. This fan was controlled by Speedfan. The hard drive is decoupled by grom...
by echoes
Sat Jan 08, 2005 6:42 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: UPS absolutely unacceptably noisy...
Replies: 15
Views: 4410

My Belkin UPS (1000VA, I think) is usually silent, but occasionally makes a buzzing noise that's only audible if you're right next to the UPS.

Well, when AC is down and it's running off of battery, then it buzzes constantly and also beeps at you every 5 seconds. :lol:
by echoes
Tue Dec 28, 2004 7:18 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Galvanic Corrosion for muppets: Impress your friends!
Replies: 35
Views: 77831

Re: Galvanic Corrosion for muppets: Impress your friends!

A word of warning though: if you protect your anodic metal (by painting it, for example) and a small area of the paint is damaged, then you are left with an exposed anodic metal of much smaller surface area than the cathode, which means that it will corrode particularly quickly at the site of the c...
by echoes
Sat Dec 25, 2004 9:21 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic: Silencer vs. Tornado
Replies: 19
Views: 7230

One problem with the Tornado is that, depending on the layout of your motherboard, it might interfere with the CPU HSF. On my PC, the CPU HSF is very close to the PSU, so with a Tornado, I'd have nearly half of the fan intake area blocked off. That's why I went with the Silencer.
by echoes
Sat Dec 25, 2004 8:55 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: How slow is your cpu fan running?
Replies: 38
Views: 10613

My XP mobile 2200+ is cooled by an 80 mm L1A at 1% (in Speedfan), how many RPM that is, I don't know. It hovers around 45 C.
by echoes
Fri Aug 13, 2004 8:20 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Juggling the airflow demands of the CPU and PSU
Replies: 3
Views: 3217

Thanks.

My plan is to use the Evercase's side "snorkel" with an 80 mm fan right on the heatsink. That fan and the Seasonic PSU's 120 mm fans will provide exhaust for the case.

I'm really crossing my fingers that I can get away with just those 2 fans for the whole PC.
by echoes
Fri Aug 13, 2004 12:48 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Juggling the airflow demands of the CPU and PSU
Replies: 3
Views: 3217

Juggling the airflow demands of the CPU and PSU

For a PC that I need to build soon, I'm considering using an Alpha 8055, and then ducting that output to the side vents on this Evercase 4252 . I also want to use a Seasonic Tornado PSU, which has a bottom mounted 120 mm fan. Will I run into problems by having the PSU suck from the bottom when the C...
by echoes
Mon Jul 19, 2004 8:38 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: I Need help picking components! (For stereo jukebox PC)
Replies: 9
Views: 6400

All i can say is that the nf7 is an absolutely brilliant motherboard, the drivers are very stable, and it's great for volt adjustments. If you do get the mobile barton, or even one of the lower rated thoroughbreds, it would make that ram a lot more worthwhile. Memory bandwidth and good timings will...
by echoes
Sun Jul 18, 2004 9:35 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: I Need help picking components! (For stereo jukebox PC)
Replies: 9
Views: 6400

Thanks for the video card suggestion wumpus. I looked into it some more and realized that the KT600 chipset is only single channel; oh well, no big loss. I'm also rethinking SCSI. While I really loved the performance it gave, I'm starting to really succumb to the PC silencing addiction. So if I'm no...
by echoes
Sun Jul 18, 2004 9:55 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: I Need help picking components! (For stereo jukebox PC)
Replies: 9
Views: 6400

Yes, I am going to buy a real soundcard, but I'm not yet sure which one yet. For a HSF I'll probably get whatever Thermalright or Zalman is available at a good price when I make my order, and I'll probably spend around $30-$35 on that. Ok, so I'll probably stick with a 9200 or so. My last desktop ha...
by echoes
Sat Jul 17, 2004 10:06 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: I Need help picking components! (For stereo jukebox PC)
Replies: 9
Views: 6400

I Need help picking components! (For stereo jukebox PC)

Ok, so I need to build a PC soon; I'll probably end up ordering parts and building it during the 2nd or 3rd week of August (around the time I leave home to head back to college). I already own a mouse, keyboard, FDD, CD-RW, monitor, 80 GB HD in an external enclosure I'll use for backups, and of cour...
by echoes
Fri Feb 13, 2004 4:30 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: The Truth about PSU power ratings
Replies: 17
Views: 47199

fractal wrote:but please don't fail to grok the reality.
Good one. :)

This is very good information here, thanks.
by echoes
Mon Jan 05, 2004 5:53 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Anyone transported arctic cooling VGA silencer yet?
Replies: 2
Views: 1694

I drove about 200 miles with my PC, with the ZM80-HP on the video card, no problems.

The case was sitting on it's side, inside of the original box, with the nice molded styrofoam cushioning it.
by echoes
Tue Dec 30, 2003 6:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is There a God?
Replies: 174
Views: 90067

If there were no God, there would be no Atheists. -- GK Chesterton If there were no unicorns, there would be no Aunicornists. I am about as staunch an atheist as you'll ever meet. I answered "don't know" because the question is way too vague. If the question had been "Does the Christian/Muslim/etc....
by echoes
Tue Dec 30, 2003 12:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: SPCR Crowd Employment
Replies: 64
Views: 32015

I'm an undergraduate studying mechanical engineering. I'm thinking of going into materials science and engineering; stevekim, did you study MSE in school? Any advice for someone looking at graduate programs in the field? :D Wasn't exactly sure where to cast my vote, so I cast it in "Technology". My ...
by echoes
Sun Dec 21, 2003 2:06 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Super LANBOY
Replies: 39
Views: 12324

Oh, yes I know about the SLK3700-BQE. I'm a little worried about that side panel problem that you mention though, and I wish they would sell the case without a power supply (I would replace the one that is included). http://www.directron.com/slk3700bqe.html $77 stock $45 sans PSU Directron has an 8...
by echoes
Sat Dec 20, 2003 1:08 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Which northbridge Heatsink?
Replies: 2
Views: 1323

I also have the Abit NF7-S 1.2, and I replaced the stock northbridge HSF with the Zalman heatsink, and it has worked perfectly fine for me, even when overclocked. I should mention that my CPU HSF is the SK-7, which exhausts some air right onto the northbridge, which might help a little bit. I used A...
by echoes
Fri Dec 19, 2003 10:54 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How do you cool your hd?
Replies: 18
Views: 4113

In my Sonata, I have a 160 GB Maxtor, 80 GB WD, and 18 GB Maxtor Atlas 10k III. I'm sure that's disgustingly loud by SPCR standards, but it's quiet enough for me. Anyways, I have a 120 mm Panaflo mounted on the front fan mount, running off the Antec PSU fan only connector. According to Speedfan, my ...
by echoes
Sat Sep 20, 2003 8:33 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: A question on the Zalman ZM80C-HP and the 9800 Pro...
Replies: 9
Views: 5378

"paste should always be just enough to fill in the microscopic gaps between the 2 surfaces" When it comes to GPU cooling, the gap is certainly macroscopic- many GPUs are slightly concave, and furthermore some Radeons have a ridge around the side of the GPU that sits higher than the GPU (the Zalman m...
by echoes
Mon Aug 25, 2003 3:41 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quiet SCSI cooling... Zalman ZM-2HC1?
Replies: 6
Views: 2307

lenny wrote:I think echoes mean to forget about the Zalman and mount the drive in the 3.5" bay. There is indeed no way the Zalman can fit in a 3.5" bay.
Correct. In fact I ordered a 120 mm panaflo a few hours ago.
by echoes
Mon Aug 25, 2003 6:56 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quiet SCSI cooling... Zalman ZM-2HC1?
Replies: 6
Views: 2307

Thanks for the responses guys. Yeah, the more I think about it, the more I realize I should just buy a 120 mm fan to put behind the hard drive cage.
by echoes
Sun Aug 24, 2003 4:56 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quiet SCSI cooling... Zalman ZM-2HC1?
Replies: 6
Views: 2307

Quiet SCSI cooling... Zalman ZM-2HC1?

In my Sonata I have 3 hard drives, 2 IDE and 1 SCSI. Only the SCSI really needs cooling. Would this be sufficient to cool my Maxtor Atlas 10KIII? I did a search but didn't find too much on the Zalman cooler. I'm a little skeptical that it can do much cooling, but if anyone has any experience with th...
by echoes
Thu Aug 21, 2003 11:24 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Sonata numbers
Replies: 18
Views: 5972

Regarding the Sonata intake vents...

I did a little experiment a few days ago with my Sonata. I ran Prime95 a few times, and compared the effect that closing the "Antec" vents had. As I expected, the PSU fan increased in speed by a few hundred rpm when the vents were closed as a function of increased PSU temperatures. As undesirable as...
by echoes
Fri Jul 18, 2003 11:04 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Help me decide: Sonata vs. SLK3700AMB
Replies: 3
Views: 2380

Help me decide: Sonata vs. SLK3700AMB

First off, I started reading SPCR a few days ago and am very impressed by the quality of reviews, and of the message board in general. What I've read has been very helpful in my search for a new case, but I have some questions. Here's the system to go in my new case: Abit NF7-S, 1700+ @ 2.1 GHz, 102...