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by Joe DeFuria
Mon Feb 23, 2004 8:27 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman 7000AlCu, Antec BQE, Asus A7N8X-X - will it fit?
Replies: 4
Views: 1920

The BQE's have plenty of clearance bewteen the PSU and the CPU Retaining bracket, so you won't have an issue.
by Joe DeFuria
Sun Feb 22, 2004 8:50 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: ARM Systems Stealth DIY Kit Received
Replies: 34
Views: 15088

Gooserider wrote:I'm not clear on the problem you reported with the side cover not closing properly Joe. Is the panel hitting the grommets and screwheads on the rear panel
Yes, that's it.

However, with some force ;) It closes fine.
by Joe DeFuria
Sat Feb 21, 2004 9:24 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Problem mounting Zalman CNP7000A + MSI NEO2-FIS2R
Replies: 3
Views: 1387

Try here:

http://www.zalman.co.kr/english/product ... a-alcu.htm

Click on the box that says "Click Here", and that gives a little "how-to" video...
by Joe DeFuria
Thu Feb 19, 2004 5:31 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Cooling the MSI NEO2 FIS2R chipset with a Zalman ZM-NB32J
Replies: 10
Views: 3347

IdontexistM8 wrote:Can I just check...isn't this board fan-less?
Neo2 PS (newer) version is fanless. The older Neo2s (like this board in question) has a northbridge fan.
by Joe DeFuria
Thu Feb 19, 2004 4:43 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SATA Drives - Samsung vs Seagate..Best choice?
Replies: 21
Views: 6687

I have 2 160g Samsungs and I love them. Actually, I love 1 of them, the other I have to RMA, but its completely my fault :? Just out of curiosity...what did you do? My Samsug is also being RMA's (it's on it's way back now and I should have it tomorrow)....also completely my fault. I knocked the und...
by Joe DeFuria
Wed Feb 18, 2004 4:55 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: ATI Delivers HDTV reception for the PC
Replies: 6
Views: 2236

There is no "standard" in the U.S. for receiving digital (cable or Satellite) for HDTV. Smaller companies can focus on individual systems (like Like Dish or DirectTV), while larger companies won't find it worthwhile. ATI isn't going to make a digital tuner for dozens of different cable systems (who ...
by Joe DeFuria
Tue Feb 17, 2004 7:42 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman 7000AlCu Decouple Mod
Replies: 19
Views: 12401

But one question i have. Are the fan screws touching the metal bracket or are they fully decoupled (bigger hole than original, ..?) :?: Good point....I did not drill out the holes any bigger...but the screws aren't "threaded" through the bracket in the first place. (They just slip through the holes...
by Joe DeFuria
Tue Feb 17, 2004 1:06 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Transporting PC w/ shock cord drive suspension
Replies: 9
Views: 2645

There was this one time...in Band Camp.....
by Joe DeFuria
Tue Feb 17, 2004 12:32 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Transporting PC w/ shock cord drive suspension
Replies: 9
Views: 2645

Ralf Hutter wrote:While I'm at it, I'll plug Mythbusters as well. This is, far and away, the best show on TV.
Lol...the Mythbuster Episode concerning the "Fat Ass being Stuck to an AirLine Toilet Seat via Flush Suction" was quite good. ;)
by Joe DeFuria
Tue Feb 17, 2004 12:16 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: ATI Delivers HDTV reception for the PC
Replies: 6
Views: 2236

So does that mean that you'd be able to capture HDTV directly to your HDD? Aren't the broadcasters scared shitless about this scenario? Yes, that's exactly what it means....although it appears this is for "over the air" HDTV only at this time...not Digital Cable or Satellite. I don't think there's ...
by Joe DeFuria
Tue Feb 17, 2004 12:06 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: So, um...how do I quiet this?
Replies: 21
Views: 7557

I almost forgot about this thread.... Now that I have my new PC assembled, I'm able to use my "old" PC to play with the Voodoo. It works great in Win98 with a Dell Precision 410 motherboard, though it won't install under XP. This was an absolute (ok, maybe relative) "steal" for the $650 I paid for i...
by Joe DeFuria
Tue Feb 17, 2004 11:07 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Suspending the Raptor
Replies: 28
Views: 20724

joe, do you think screwing through sorbothane with really long screws would work? Maybe with grommets on the other end as well. I'm not sure exactly how your are proposing this...do you mean directly mounted to the hard drive cage, but using a hand-made "sorbothane" grommet, instead of the EAR grom...
by Joe DeFuria
Tue Feb 17, 2004 9:22 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD vibration & noise reducing methods - ranked
Replies: 195
Views: 626593

What I recently did was to take a couple of drive rails for fitting a 3.5" drive into a 5.25" drive bad and screwed them into the bottom of my case near the front intake....Plus unlike just setting in on a piece of foam, it's fairly secure and doesn't move easily. I'll be trying something similar, ...
by Joe DeFuria
Tue Feb 17, 2004 9:17 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Maxtor Ultra 160GB or Hitachi 200GB
Replies: 10
Views: 3186

srturner47 wrote:However, the bad news is, once it is gone, the powersupply and cpufan seem awfully loud now...
Mwuhahhahaaa! :twisted: And so it goes!

Wait until you start hearing your monitor. ;)
by Joe DeFuria
Tue Feb 17, 2004 8:41 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SATA Drives - Samsung vs Seagate..Best choice?
Replies: 21
Views: 6687

You should look at Ralf Hutter's experience with the Samsung 160 GB model in essentially the same case. (It's in an Antec 3700 BQE that he has applied acoustipac foam too.) The vibration of his Samsung is a bit too much for his taste in that case when mounted "conventionally". Dead silent when he de...
by Joe DeFuria
Tue Feb 17, 2004 8:09 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: ATI Delivers HDTV reception for the PC
Replies: 6
Views: 2236

ATI Delivers HDTV reception for the PC

http://www.beyond3d.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10342

Sort-of Silent-PC related..since I know lots of folks build silent PCs for digital entertainment / DVRs, etc.
by Joe DeFuria
Tue Feb 17, 2004 7:35 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Transporting PC w/ shock cord drive suspension
Replies: 9
Views: 2645

Re: Transporting PC w/ shock cord drive suspension

The "stability" of the shock cord suspension seems to get questioned quite a bit. What do you guys do with your PCs? Shotput? :shock: Hammer throw actually. What do you think I'm doing with the left-over shock cord? ;) Seriously, yes, because I have it hanging down particularly low (I did it that w...
by Joe DeFuria
Tue Feb 17, 2004 6:13 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Suspending the Raptor
Replies: 28
Views: 20724

Thanks a lot Joe! Those bungee cord suspension temps look really good. 30°C is simply amazing. Too bad that one can't use bungee cords in some cases (like 3700BQE). The downside of the bungee is of course, "stability" (in terms of mounting). I'm looking into a new way to mount the drive in the same...
by Joe DeFuria
Tue Feb 17, 2004 6:07 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SATA Drives - Samsung vs Seagate..Best choice?
Replies: 21
Views: 6687

The samsungs are simply too new to really have any meaningful drive reliablity numbers. I've give you personal thoughts on mine, but it's being RMA'd at the moment. ;) (This particular RMA was completely my fault thogh...) Anyway, the general consensus is this: The samsung is both a bit better perfo...
by Joe DeFuria
Mon Feb 16, 2004 8:36 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Suspending the Raptor
Replies: 28
Views: 20724

OK, here's some temperature results. My machine had 2 hard drives mounted in it for testing, since I will be installing the Spinpoint once I get it. For this test, I had WinXP loaded onto an older hard drive I had laying around (Western Digital 7200 RPM UDMA/66), mounted in the lower hard drive bay ...
by Joe DeFuria
Mon Feb 16, 2004 6:18 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Which other quiet drive to complement Plextor PX-708A?
Replies: 5
Views: 2315

I just bought a Samsug DVD ROM Drive: http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=27-151-039&catalog=55&manufactory=BROWSE&depa=0 I can't asy I'm particularly impressed with the "quietness" of the drive. Though I haven't yet tried any "speed limiting" type software to prevent it from s...
by Joe DeFuria
Mon Feb 16, 2004 4:20 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Suspending the Raptor
Replies: 28
Views: 20724

I have all the temperature data to post some results...but It's my turn to put the kids to bed tonight. ;) So it won't be until later tonight or tomorrow before I can post my findings. As for it running cooler / hotter than the samsung SP1614N ...I'll have that drive back from RMA hopefully in a wee...
by Joe DeFuria
Mon Feb 16, 2004 1:12 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: ARM Systems Stealth DIY Kit Received
Replies: 34
Views: 15088

wussboy wrote:Hope you start feeling better soon, Joe. It sucks to be sick and not able to go in to work. You are...sick...aren't you? :P You wouldn't schedule a day off just to do hard drive tests...would you? :D
*Cough*

I feel a bit better now. :wink:
by Joe DeFuria
Mon Feb 16, 2004 7:33 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Double RPM output
Replies: 17
Views: 4995

Re: Speedfan?

Try speedfan, It's free, does the same thing as Q-Fan and more, and on my ASUS P4P800dlx motherboard, works just fine with the Zalman 7000. Quickie questoin for you: I have the same mobo and have only been able to control the fan speed coming off the CPU Fan header. Have you been able to control fa...
by Joe DeFuria
Mon Feb 16, 2004 7:29 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Sorbothane HDD isolation
Replies: 4
Views: 2506

I've tried to find some of those "Sorbothane studs" that are shown on the Sorbothane website but I haven't found any that have the correct size threads on the top for mounting them to the drive. Just "make your own" studs. ;) Those in the pic are just "regular" screws with some bits cut from 1/8" s...
by Joe DeFuria
Mon Feb 16, 2004 7:01 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic Super Silencer 460W
Replies: 18
Views: 6029

-5V: 0.37V !!! - is this normal??? Yup...because there is no -5V rail. :wink: Any -5V reading should be ignored. http://www.silentpcreview.com/article97-page2.html The Seasonic Super Silencer 400 is the first PSU we've seen that is compliant with Intel's ATX12V Version 1.3 Power Supply Design Guide...
by Joe DeFuria
Mon Feb 16, 2004 6:48 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Sorbothane HDD isolation
Replies: 4
Views: 2506

Ralf, That drive is just "resting" on top of the sorbothane, correct? Have you considered fashining "sorbothane screws" like this: http://www.defuria.com/images/stealthpc/screws.jpg And securing the hard drive? (Keep the sorbothane in place like you have, push the screws through to your underside ha...
by Joe DeFuria
Mon Feb 16, 2004 6:17 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Yet another suspension setup...
Replies: 15
Views: 4425

Interesting. I didn't really understand how this was working until you put up the pictures for version 2.0. This is cool. Even though you've gone to great lengths to secure everything, I think I'd be a bit scared of transporting the machine. That's my only concern with this particular set-up as wel...
by Joe DeFuria
Mon Feb 16, 2004 6:11 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Where to get a Compucase 6919W without a PS?
Replies: 11
Views: 2955

boe,

Trust us, there is no issue with the 7000A cooler in the 6A19 case. ;)
by Joe DeFuria
Mon Feb 16, 2004 6:07 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: CompuCase LX-6A19 Black/Silver pictures anyone?
Replies: 9
Views: 2524

Re: Did the 6a19 come with 120mm fans?

I just ordered the $39 directron model of the compucase 6a19. I was wondering if it came with fans or should I order some. If it came with fans, can you tell me what model they are? Thanks Just last night I removed the fan from my 6A19 and put it in the rear of my Evercase. I forgot the brand / mod...