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by AndyP
Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:54 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: First ever PC build (for the most part silent) *upd jan 09*
Replies: 31
Views: 16908

Nice build,

Could I suggest putting a bit of foam on the floor of the case underneath the hard drive. The elastic bands on my solo stretched and lost their elasticity after a while causing the drive to drop lower, just worry that if that still happens your drive could touch the bottom of your case
by AndyP
Sun Jan 29, 2006 9:53 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: case for high end system & RAID advice
Replies: 31
Views: 9764

My last comments on this Diver: Even those that do not like Raid 0 say it might make sense with some applications. Well, video is that applicatio Yup agreed, for servers and for people editing massive dig video. But not for the Office computer under discussion in this thread ratherrapid anatech and ...
by AndyP
Fri Jan 27, 2006 4:04 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: case for high end system & RAID advice
Replies: 31
Views: 9764

Sorry about not replying - and for stirring up a bit of a hornets nest :-). I don't post very often because I don't have the time to follow up - perhaps I should not have posted this time. Erssa My apologies for giving the wrong link. Having recently read all 15 pages of the Storage Review, review a...
by AndyP
Tue Jan 24, 2006 5:13 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: case for high end system & RAID advice
Replies: 31
Views: 9764

in 'almost' the same way that silentpcreview.com is the place for knowledge about all things quiet, StorageReview is the place for all things storage. The review at hothardware is a bit lightweight in comparison. Really there is an awful lot to be learnt about how artificial benchmarks like sandra a...
by AndyP
Tue Jan 24, 2006 4:25 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: case for high end system & RAID advice
Replies: 31
Views: 9764

The silverstone case is not a quiet case, strong, beautiful maybe but too open and too aluminium to be truly quite. It has bags of bling though! Having two raptors just a foot away from your ear is just going to create a racket - no matter what case you have. The only way you'll not notice them is i...
by AndyP
Thu Dec 01, 2005 4:03 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: is there actually a viable keyboard/mouse package?
Replies: 20
Views: 8678

Been using DiNuvo (non bluetooth) for some time now. Best thing about it is seperate number pad, so your mouse can be much closer to your keyboard. The keyboard itself is OK, but 1) Caps lock is easy to switch on. 2) Occasionally it will lock up and require a reset. Done this maybe 4 times in 10 mon...
by AndyP
Wed Jul 27, 2005 11:26 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: New Asus 6600GT Passive Video Card!
Replies: 43
Views: 17734

Stock silent dual DVI 6600 not GT though

128MB XFX GEFORCE 6600 PCI-E DUAL DVI

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductI ... tID=200310

Good enough?
by AndyP
Sun Jul 03, 2005 7:26 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: XP-90 not for 2800+ Newcastle?
Replies: 1
Views: 921

XP 90 is fine for any athlon 64 cpu on both socket 754 and 939. You'll be fine with it.
by AndyP
Mon May 02, 2005 2:45 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: 100,000 Point Club
Replies: 202
Views: 217730

Aawww shucks , thankyou :-)
by AndyP
Tue Apr 05, 2005 3:25 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Another Shuttle -- XPC SB86i, a "real" BTX
Replies: 15
Views: 11607

re ST20G5 Finally a Shuttle with DVI, this looks very promising, if perhaps not as innovative as the box reviewed. re Mike C sounds standards Have to agree that a stock Zen even with fan on lowest setting is too loud, and a 3.5" drive is totally out. You really have to slow your CPU down and slow do...
by AndyP
Mon Feb 28, 2005 2:34 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Best quiet 120GB-500GB hard drive - February 2005
Replies: 28
Views: 9884

Have to say that my favorite drive is my fujitsu mht2040. Its just so amazingly quite, generates so little heat and almost no vibration in comparison to any Samsung spinpoint (of which I have 5). Notebook drives are now about £1 a gigabyte which is about the price 3.5" drives were a year ago (well m...
by AndyP
Mon Feb 28, 2005 1:34 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: low frequency tube traps
Replies: 7
Views: 2133

A 2.5 notebook drive is a solution. Slightly expensive and not the greatest performance, but incredibly quiet.
by AndyP
Mon Feb 21, 2005 10:09 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: is the 90nm athlon64 a good undervolter at stock speed?
Replies: 5
Views: 2320

I can vouch for that motherboard cpu combination, very impressive performance, very low price. There just aren't any good 939 NForce3 motherboards that a Thermalright XP120 will fit. The Dfi NForce4 boards also seem to have some teething problems with memory compatability (see Anandtech forums). Its...
by AndyP
Fri Feb 18, 2005 12:03 am
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: A Mini Review: Logitech diNovo Cordless Media Keyboard
Replies: 48
Views: 52750

davidstone28: Am considering getting one but what I'm not sure about is whether I can use my MX1000 mouse or whether I HAVE to use the mouse that comes with the DiNovo. Does anyone know? Thanks. Yup, I had to have a different mouse, the supplied one sux. Logitech said You can use any of the followi...
by AndyP
Fri Feb 04, 2005 6:37 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Arctic Cooling Silentium T2 review
Replies: 120
Views: 90749

Thanks for a really good review of an interesting product. People (including myself) want to know what the product would be like with the modified psu fans because 1) the review showed clearly that this was the major sonic flaw with the system 2) the rest of the review showed that this case provides...
by AndyP
Sun Jan 30, 2005 3:16 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Nothing Works :-)
Replies: 9
Views: 3687

Seems you know exactly what to do :lol:

All best

Andy
by AndyP
Sun Jan 30, 2005 3:12 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Nothing Works :-)
Replies: 9
Views: 3687

Good luck with your folding :-) Couple of tips: 1) If your not overclocking your XP have a look at the undervolting articles on this site. If your motherboard supports this your likely to be able to reduce your cpu voltage perhaps down to 1.2V if your lucky. This will significantly reduce your temp ...
by AndyP
Mon Jan 10, 2005 2:49 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec SLK3000B: Minimalist Midtower for Quiet PC
Replies: 233
Views: 180371

Couple of questions

1. Does the side intake have any lateral movement, or does it go straight up and down? i.e. can we get to point on top of processors in different positions

2. The side intake seems to be bolt-on can it be bough seperately (perhaps in larger sizes?

All best and tx for review
by AndyP
Thu Jan 06, 2005 5:10 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Undervolting 90nm Athlon64s
Replies: 3
Views: 1368

Newcastle 3000 running at 1.2V, folding 24/7. Great chips for quiet pc's.
by AndyP
Sun Dec 12, 2004 2:49 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: BQE, Asrock 939Dual-Sata, XP-90, VGA silencer build
Replies: 32
Views: 38938

You can get Isopropyl Alchohol from Maplin in a big spray can, very convenient and lasts for ages. Have a look at the DFI nf3 250. This has a passive heatsink that is low profile, and seems to be sufficient to keep things cool enough http://www.anandtech.com/printarticle.aspx?i=2198 Suggests that ha...
by AndyP
Wed Dec 01, 2004 8:58 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: HTPC 120mm fan ducting.
Replies: 29
Views: 24069

Duct v2 is even better, I'm well impressed! Thanks for the link to the styrene article. Could I ask what thickness you used.

All best

AndyP
by AndyP
Tue Nov 30, 2004 5:53 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Cooling an NF7-S
Replies: 19
Views: 4461

Doh! Thanks for that Jordan, shame I just ordered one for my socket A box.
by AndyP
Tue Nov 30, 2004 5:48 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: HTPC 120mm fan ducting.
Replies: 29
Views: 24069

Could you explain how you made the duct - it looks fantastic - perhaps you can produce a Duct Making Tutorial!. Also have you considered tinsnips for cutting blow holes. Crispy did a fantastic article about this. The snips he recommends are great, and its actually not that hard to produce quite good...
by AndyP
Tue Nov 30, 2004 5:36 am
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: SPCR is 2, 3, 4, 5... now 6 yrs old!
Replies: 55
Views: 96105

Congratulations Mike. Thanks for creating a great site and a wonderful community.
by AndyP
Tue Nov 30, 2004 5:31 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Cooling an NF7-S
Replies: 19
Views: 4461

I would suggest a ThermalRight XP90, as its much more effective than the Zalman cooler and lighter. The only negative is that it requires a bit of care when fitting. I'd combine this with a good 92mm fan - lots of recommendations on this site e.g. Panaflo FBA09A12L1A, or Nexus, and a Zalman fanmate....
by AndyP
Sat Sep 04, 2004 3:19 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian Li V1100 Overkill? Please Help, Buying tommorow.
Replies: 8
Views: 2934

Generally people here go for steel cases rather than aluminium ones, less resonance and less noise. Also quiet computers get hot so need excellent airflow. It would be worth looking at Ralph Hutters system in the general gallery, and anything by Bluefront if you want to get esoteric. Problems with y...
by AndyP
Fri Jun 25, 2004 3:05 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: SilenX 460W Fanless PSU
Replies: 27
Views: 9488

Maxamus you sound like a vendor, advertising your products. If you are related in any way to Silenx you should make yourself known NOW! There is nothing wrong with vendors posting there opinions of their products if they let readers know they are vendors. There is everything wrong in posing as a use...
by AndyP
Thu May 13, 2004 3:36 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: I have succeeded in silencing my machine. Thanks all
Replies: 70
Views: 16107

regarding tidying up cut holes. If you haven't made a total mess you can use blowhole edging to cover the edges. Don't file your holes unless you've completely disassembled your box, you don't want conductive filings around your motherboard and hard disks. regarding temps. MikeC's front air thing se...
by AndyP
Mon May 10, 2004 8:57 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: I have succeeded in silencing my machine. Thanks all
Replies: 70
Views: 16107

cmcquistion has written a number of excellent posts on dualie's at http://www.ocforums.com. The link below has some interesting pictures of a modded CompuCase LX-6A19. The main thing he did, which I think is very appropriate for your problem is to massively increase the front ventilation on this cas...
by AndyP
Tue Mar 23, 2004 2:06 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Dampen front of case, but maintain airflow?
Replies: 23
Views: 9316

Seems to me the main problem is the hard drive, so How about replacing it. Notebook drives are fairly cheap now and much much quiter than even a Samsung Spinpoint never mind your WD. They also run alot cooler, and are lots smaller so you could experiment with blocking your front vents, but leaving j...