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by Winston
Mon Dec 15, 2003 4:22 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan lead extension
Replies: 6
Views: 1502

If you make sure the wires are properly connected, it should work. Of course, soldering the joint is a better solution, if you have the equipment.
by Winston
Mon Dec 15, 2003 3:35 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan lead extension
Replies: 6
Views: 1502

You could use any wire meant for 12V, and just twist it onto existing wire ends. Insulate with tape. Connecting a 12V fan directly to a wall outlet (115V or 230V) would probably result in a VERY fast and VERY noisy fan for a VERY short time! The fanblade section might even tear itself lose from the ...
by Winston
Mon Dec 15, 2003 3:09 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Removing Scythe Kamakaze
Replies: 3
Views: 1048

You should always remove such a heavyweight HSF before moving the computer. That's my advice. Can't tell you wether this particular HSF is easy or hard to mount/dismount tho.
by Winston
Mon Dec 15, 2003 11:32 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Horizontal or Vertical suspension?
Replies: 13
Views: 4074

Just a guess here (might be totally wrong):
Wouldn't vertical mounting result in more power being needed to make the disk spin, and thus result in more tear/wear and noise?
by Winston
Mon Dec 15, 2003 10:39 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron 350W w/120mm fan
Replies: 22
Views: 5651

I think Harry Azol's picture shows it very well... in a smaller case, you might get a too small distance between motherboard and PSU... so check the case before you buy it! :)
by Winston
Mon Dec 15, 2003 10:20 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Mist Frostbite - New CPU cooler
Replies: 6
Views: 1835

looks similar to the deep impact cooler with the massive heatpipe in the middle. It is fully possible that it IS that cooler, with some modifications. I have seen MIST do this with other equipment, for example the now so famous Fortron/Source PSU with 120mm fan . This one is modified to have a Paps...
by Winston
Mon Dec 15, 2003 10:14 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Mist Frostbite - New CPU cooler
Replies: 6
Views: 1835

It also looks like it would be possible to mount a second fan on this cooler... can anyone confirm this?
by Winston
Mon Dec 15, 2003 10:06 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron 350W w/120mm fan
Replies: 22
Views: 5651

I have a 300w forton in a antec 3700amb, using the asus p4p800 nondeluxr mobo, and the 7000alcu on the 2.4c. Everything fits with plenty of room to spare. Also the rear grill on the fortron had to be removed because it didnt fit in my case right. But I removed it with a screwdriver in a matter of s...
by Winston
Mon Dec 15, 2003 10:04 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron 350W w/120mm fan
Replies: 22
Views: 5651

Re: Fortron 350W w/120mm fan

Is this Fortron any larger than a normal-sized PSU? I ask because I plan on using the Zalman 7000A HSF on an Asus mobo, and Zalman cautions that there must be adequate space between the HSF and the PSU. It is normal ATX formfactor/size. Only thing worth noticing is the fangrill, which extends a few...
by Winston
Sun Dec 14, 2003 5:20 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Panel resonance.....try this.
Replies: 10
Views: 5356

Bluefront wrote:Humm..I am seeing things. I just saw an old, gray-bearded codger pulled out of a hole in the ground. Don't think it's Elvis though......heh.
I saw it too... thought it was Santa? :lol:
by Winston
Sun Dec 14, 2003 4:47 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Panel resonance.....try this.
Replies: 10
Views: 5356

This material does seem like it would be safe - however, you might want to let us know if your computer starts talking to you, or if you start seeing Elvis, or any other similar strange experiences start happening to you in the near future! :D 8) ...which would mean it is a very good "value for mon...
by Winston
Sat Dec 13, 2003 9:22 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: PII heatsink=hard drive heatsink.
Replies: 5
Views: 1743

I've been concidering something similar with my Seagate, so let's hope someone can give a good answer in here. How much effect will this have on the temperature of the harddrive? Is it any point at all?
by Winston
Fri Dec 12, 2003 8:24 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Papst, Enermax, Panaflo, SmartCooler, Titan... etc...
Replies: 8
Views: 2352

Papst, Enermax, Panaflo, SmartCooler, Titan... etc...

Which one to choose? After reading this and other forums, as well as several websites with info, I'm totally confused now on what type of fans to choose for my quiet system. Untill recently, I thought Papst made some of the most quiet fans available, untill I heard about problems with clicking noise...
by Winston
Fri Dec 12, 2003 4:08 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Modifying an FSP350-60PN(PF): What fan to choose?
Replies: 7
Views: 2361

How about the SmartCooler fans? Does anyone have any experience with these?
by Winston
Thu Dec 11, 2003 12:15 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Modifying an FSP350-60PN(PF): What fan to choose?
Replies: 7
Views: 2361

Thanks for your replies, mormakil and energy. I think I will order Papst fans, since I've been unable to find anyone in Norway that sells other quiet fans. Hopefully, the ticking thing wont be too annoying. Will post results here when I have received the fans, and mounted them! :)
by Winston
Tue Dec 09, 2003 2:17 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: I modified my refrigerator to cool my PC!!!
Replies: 33
Views: 11419

If this actually works as well as ABAQUS888 says, I would say it's a much better idea than what silvervarg said: If I just put watercooling with a radiator out the window I would get the same effect without the drawbacks. It might not work daytime in the middle of summer, and I might need to put ant...
by Winston
Tue Dec 09, 2003 12:26 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Most Disturbing Case.......Period.
Replies: 5
Views: 2257

No comment! :shock:
by Winston
Tue Dec 09, 2003 11:05 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Modifying an FSP350-60PN(PF): What fan to choose?
Replies: 7
Views: 2361

Modifying an FSP350-60PN(PF): What fan to choose?

Hello, everyone! :) I have a Fortron/Source FSP350-60PN(PF), which is the European noisy variant of this very good PSU. Now I'm planning to replace the fan with a more quiet one. Original fan: Yate Loon D12BM-12, 1700rpm, 60cfm, 39dB Options for new fan: Papst 4412FGL, 1600rpm, 55cfm, 26dB Papst 441...
by Winston
Mon Dec 08, 2003 2:47 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Incredibly Fugly new case at SVC.com
Replies: 8
Views: 3165

That is one ugly computer case! :shock:
by Winston
Mon Dec 08, 2003 9:19 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron Hi-Q vs FSP 350W PS
Replies: 4
Views: 1640

So it is either Fortron ATX300GU 300W "HiQ Brand" at $22 or Fortron ATX350GU 350W "HiQ Brand" at $20 or Fortron FSP350-60PN 350W at $36 ? If you know that your next system will need more than 300W, I guess the first option there is out of the question. I have the "expensive" one myself, and I'm very...
by Winston
Mon Dec 08, 2003 5:30 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Aerocool Deep Impact DP-102 AMD XP3600+ & P4 3.6Ghz+ HSF
Replies: 4
Views: 1479

Do you have a URL with more info about that beauty? I want one! ;)
by Winston
Mon Dec 08, 2003 2:30 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Where are you located
Replies: 46
Views: 25836

Trip wrote:Are you sure Helsinki is not your capital? I thought Oslo was in Sweden :? ...


:wink:
Get a map! :mrgreen:
by Winston
Mon Dec 08, 2003 2:17 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Where are you located
Replies: 46
Views: 25836

The Land of the Midnight Sun

I'm in Norway, which is NOT the capital of Sweden. It is a country of it's own, bordered by the North Atlantic Ocean in the west, and Sweden to the east. Our capital is Oslo, which many of you have probably heard about. 8)

Oh... and we're NOT part of EU (European Union) luckily... not yet anyway...
by Winston
Sun Dec 07, 2003 12:42 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Which is quieter? 2 x 80mm or 1 x 120mm???
Replies: 4
Views: 3491

I believe 1x120mm will be more quiet than 2x80mm. First of all, it is the diff between 1 and 2 motors running. Secondly, a 120mm fan can move the same amount of air as an 80mm, but at a lower speed. Thirdly, the noise from a 120mm will be of a lower frequency, so it will be less annoying than the no...
by Winston
Sat Dec 06, 2003 12:29 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Connecting 3700amb front USB ports to the motherboard
Replies: 13
Views: 2324

MikeC wrote:Antec supplies a manual for the case, which includes wiring codes for USB: http://www.antec-inc.com/pdf/manuals/slk3700amb_na.pdf
And the manual for the motherboard should also have similar info, so that you are sure to get it correct :)
by Winston
Wed Dec 03, 2003 9:24 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Zalman NB32J heatsink on an OC'ed i865?
Replies: 10
Views: 3037

If the Zalman isn't good enough, you might wanna try to get one of these babies:

Swiftech MCX159

It comes with a fan to begin with, but I'm sure this fan can be removed when not needed.

Good luck! 8)
by Winston
Wed Dec 03, 2003 5:39 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Newer cooling technologies
Replies: 3
Views: 1443

It all depends on the price... if they can sell these new things cheaper than heatpipes... well? ;)
by Winston
Tue Dec 02, 2003 10:42 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Newer cooling technologies
Replies: 3
Views: 1443

Sounds pretty cool... and expensive! 8)
by Winston
Tue Dec 02, 2003 7:14 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Quiet monitor recommendations
Replies: 49
Views: 13442

hmmm... that sounds like Borg in Star Trek: "Resistance is futile... you will be assimilated..." :lol: Since I've spent two weeks researching (not only on SPCR) on the issue of making a more quiet computer, I guess you're right... I'm doomed! :cry: To keep this ON topic: I have no experience with di...
by Winston
Tue Dec 02, 2003 6:13 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Quiet monitor recommendations
Replies: 49
Views: 13442

Re: Quiet monitor recommendations

Pete wrote:I guess when you get the quiet bug, you're hooked for life. :roll:
Thanks for the warning... I might reconcider making my computer more quiet, if it means I'll end up getting annoyed by my monitor! :lol: