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by RaynorWolfcastle
Fri Feb 27, 2004 1:33 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Anyone else notice that the VGA Silencer machining sucks?
Replies: 5
Views: 2441

Anyone else notice that the VGA Silencer machining sucks?

I got mine yesterday and gave the base of the heatsink my standard roughness test. I ran a fingernail over the base of the heatsink and yesh that machining sucks. When I did this on my Zalman 7000-AlCu it was pretty smooth (the Alpha PAL8045 I used to have was even better!) but the VGA Silencer's ba...
by RaynorWolfcastle
Mon Feb 16, 2004 2:17 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Centrino of the desktop!
Replies: 14
Views: 4384

even better ... The INQ understands that the Pentium M is such a successful chip that in 2005 Intel may integrate the low wattage CPU cores into one four way die. now, what's the reputation of this website concerning rumors/... ? would that be too good to be true ? Take any story theInq writes with...
by RaynorWolfcastle
Thu Dec 25, 2003 10:08 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: FYI: Canadians and Americans looking for cheap VGA Silencers
Replies: 2
Views: 1868

FYI: Canadians and Americans looking for cheap VGA Silencers

FrontierPC has the rev. 2 on sale for CA $21.99 + shipping which works out to be ~US $17 or so. Shipping was CA $11 to have it shipped all the way across Canada, I have no clue how much it is for Americans but I'd guess it wouldn't be much more. I just checked and SVC has dropped their price to USD ...
by RaynorWolfcastle
Sun Dec 14, 2003 5:13 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Need quiet fan for Thermalright CB6L
Replies: 4
Views: 1586

Check out Dynatron low profile heatsinks. They have several heatsinks made for amds that could be made to fit a video card. Keep in mind that not every cpu cooler is going to fit on a gpu without hitting various capacitors ect. Measure it first. I'm more interested in the blower right now. The heat...
by RaynorWolfcastle
Sun Dec 14, 2003 3:16 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Need quiet fan for Thermalright CB6L
Replies: 4
Views: 1586

Need quiet fan for Thermalright CB6L

Previously named - Quiet Blower: Anyone had experience with one? - and moved to proper forum - admin I was thinking of buying an Arctic Cooling VGA Silencer for my Radeon 9700 Pro, but after giving it some thought, it's not worth CAD $34 + taxes and shipping when I could build myself something bett...
by RaynorWolfcastle
Wed Dec 10, 2003 7:16 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Cutting a fanless blowhole in my case - good idea or not?
Replies: 6
Views: 2199

Have you seen this thread? My PC has a chimney I just read it, the idea is similar, but I just want to cut a hole to let the air out, no chimney. The idea is really just to use convection, I think the case otherwise has enoughair circulation and in a good pattern. Two intake fans, near the ground, ...
by RaynorWolfcastle
Wed Dec 10, 2003 6:42 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Cutting a fanless blowhole in my case - good idea or not?
Replies: 6
Views: 2199

Cutting a fanless blowhole in my case - good idea or not?

I've been seriously thinking about doing some case-modding on my Antec SX635 case. I had an idea that seems to me like it wood be good, but I need some confirmation on its effect if anyone has tried it. I'm considering cutting open a blowhole on the top of my case but not putting any fan on it. Esse...
by RaynorWolfcastle
Tue Dec 09, 2003 8:11 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan connector pin designations
Replies: 5
Views: 1512

If you look carefully at the Panaflo fan label, you should have something that looks something like this http://pages.infinit.net/chrish/panaflo_tail.jpg (Yeah, I know, my macro photography skills suck) Red lines up with the '+' label, blue/black lines up with the '-'label' and 'S' is the yellow RPM...
by RaynorWolfcastle
Tue Dec 09, 2003 7:36 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quick/Easy 7V mod for fans w/3pin tails - Now with pics :)
Replies: 15
Views: 8961

Can I have some piccies please? You know what they say, a piccie paints a thousand words! Ask and ye shall receive ;) putz I hadn't considered the possibility of a reverse current, but as you said, I'd be surprised if you draw any more than an amp or two even if you put many fans in, as long as the...
by RaynorWolfcastle
Tue Dec 09, 2003 6:37 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Has anyone found Hitachi 7K250 SATA drives in Canada?-FOUND!
Replies: 0
Views: 844

Has anyone found Hitachi 7K250 SATA drives in Canada?-FOUND!

I'm looking for either the 120 GB model or the 160 GB model, has anyone found an online retailer that has them in stock in Canada. I've looked at all the usual suspects and haven't found them. The only place I've found them that will ship to Canada is zipzoomfly.com and they want to charge US $70 fo...
by RaynorWolfcastle
Tue Dec 09, 2003 7:50 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quick/Easy 7V mod for fans w/3pin tails - Now with pics :)
Replies: 15
Views: 8961

It has been argued before that the 7V mod is not that great for the PSU. You will be using the PSU in a way it was not designed to, so depending on how your PSU is designed this might not be a great thing to do. I would much prefere putting diods on the hot wire that goes to the fan. A quick check ...
by RaynorWolfcastle
Mon Dec 08, 2003 5:51 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quick/Easy 7V mod for fans w/3pin tails - Now with pics :)
Replies: 15
Views: 8961

Oh, sorry! I just understood what you meant -- you are modifying the 3-4 adaptor, not the PSU Molex connector. My apologies. It should be noted that this will not affect other things on the main PSU "branch" as you called it, but it certainly would have an adverse effect on any non-fan components y...
by RaynorWolfcastle
Mon Dec 08, 2003 5:24 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quick/Easy 7V mod for fans w/3pin tails - Now with pics :)
Replies: 15
Views: 8961

Quick/Easy 7V mod for fans w/3pin tails - Now with pics :)

*Disclaimer* I am not responsible for any damage to your system as a result of this mod. I just wanted to write up this quick mod that I came up with for all the Panaflo users out there using 3-pin to 4-pin converters. It's real simple to do, it only took 10 minutes from beginning to end :). I've b...
by RaynorWolfcastle
Sat Dec 06, 2003 8:01 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Pentium 4 Extreme Edition, expensive!
Replies: 31
Views: 7791

Primarily, but it does lose a couple of things in the re-porting: Such as SMP support (not an issue since there are no SMP socket 478 mobo's) and 2 of the DDR channels are gone. But it does gain the 800Mhz bus of the 478, and support for ordinary (unregistered, without ECC) DDR400 SDRAM. I was unde...
by RaynorWolfcastle
Fri Dec 05, 2003 11:54 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Pentium 4 Extreme Edition, expensive!
Replies: 31
Views: 7791

Rusty075 wrote:
engseng wrote:It's a souped-up Pentium 4 with the 2Mb L3 cache.
Actually its a souped-down Xeon MP.

(souped-down? I think I just invented a new phrase) :wink:
Actually, it IS a Xeon MP core in a 478-pin package as far as I can tell.
by RaynorWolfcastle
Thu Dec 04, 2003 4:35 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Zalman NB32J heatsink on an OC'ed i865?
Replies: 10
Views: 3103

Next steps: Maxtor D740X gets the curb. :D is your maxtor too noisy Raynor? mine was have you tried the hitachi feature tool? it allows you to "Change the drive Automatic Acoustic Management settings to the: - Lowest acoustic emanation setting (Quiet Seek Mode), or - Maximum performance level (Norm...
by RaynorWolfcastle
Thu Dec 04, 2003 6:18 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Zalman NB32J heatsink on an OC'ed i865?
Replies: 10
Views: 3103

Thanks for all the answers everyone. The swiftech seems like a nice piece of hardware but it's way more money than I'd like to put in for northbridge cooling so I don't think I'll be getting that. I do have some airflow coming over the Northbridge in the form of an 80mm Panaflo L1A (running at 12V f...
by RaynorWolfcastle
Wed Dec 03, 2003 8:15 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Zalman NB32J heatsink on an OC'ed i865?
Replies: 10
Views: 3103

Zalman NB32J heatsink on an OC'ed i865?

Hello, I've been lurking for awhile but I finally have a question worth making my first post :) I am currently in the process of silencing my PC because I find the noise is getting excessive. First thing I did is I bought is a Zalman 7000-AlCu that I put on my CPU, I'm currently running it without t...