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by Jolt
Fri May 26, 2006 11:56 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: I need a silent/quiet $200-$250 card for games! Help!
Replies: 27
Views: 7417

Since Oblivion has been mentioned quite a bit in this thread, this is a nice comprehensive benchmark: http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=2746 I have a 7600GT atm and it's running nice and cool, and has decent performance in Oblivion (1024x768, mediumish settings, HDR enabled). Anything hi...
by Jolt
Fri Sep 10, 2004 9:27 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Thread about increasing Reserator performance
Replies: 18
Views: 5898

Here's a gem that may be of interest: attaching a tube from the water inlet (inside the reserator) to bring the warm water to the top does work a 3 ceclius miracle when nothing else has changed, and is not any more noisy Hehe, that's pretty funny ;) That was actually the first thing I thought about...
by Jolt
Mon Jan 06, 2003 2:34 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan Isolators experience (good report)
Replies: 66
Views: 31045

These are available in Sweden.

http://www.gtek.net/index.php?mode=item ... 1f7dd954c4

Should be quite similar to the blue ones mentioned above.
by Jolt
Tue Dec 24, 2002 11:04 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Maxtor "FDB" 160/200GB 7200rpm 2/8MB cache: how qu
Replies: 8
Views: 3700

I now own one of these drives, a 120G 8meg cache model.
Haven't yet had the possibility to thoroughly check the noise level of the drive yet, but the first subjective impression i that it is fairly quiet. No whining idle noise.
by Jolt
Tue Dec 10, 2002 12:27 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Maxtor "FDB" 160/200GB 7200rpm 2/8MB cache: how qu
Replies: 8
Views: 3700

I am also very interested in the noise level of these drives. Thinking about buying one of them, matrox claims a 2.5bel idle noise and that sounds quite good. But i have actually seen some conflicting measurements. An Extremetech review placed it ~2dB higher than the IBM 180GXP and about equal with ...
by Jolt
Wed Nov 20, 2002 2:13 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Pics of my Zalman ZM80 install
Replies: 6
Views: 6858

How well does it work?
Could you post some temp measurements perhaps?

Looks like a heavy beast ;)
by Jolt
Wed Nov 13, 2002 6:02 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: fan speed controller kit
Replies: 10
Views: 5094

I have just built one of these: http://www.cpemma.co.uk/ef.html

Works very well and is cheap. Since i'm only going to use it with panaflo fans (2-3), i think a heatsink on the PNP-transistor would be overkill.
by Jolt
Sun Nov 10, 2002 2:20 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Site navigation / usability poll
Replies: 13
Views: 9713

1) Does "articles" tell you enough about what that section is about? yep, but maybe a some small explanation of what the section is about on the "article page" would be appropriate. 2) Would brief summaries in the listing pages for Articles or Reviews or Mods & Projects help you? that would be nice...
by Jolt
Wed Nov 06, 2002 9:50 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: DUCTING = superior CPU temperatures
Replies: 20
Views: 11363

It's not rocket science, pretty simple stuff (as most of all this is, really). Actually if we should believe John Carmack, even actual rocket science "isn't rocket science" :D Pretty intresting stuff: http://www.armadilloaerospace.com/n.x/Armadillo/Home (Totally unrelated but I immediately associat...
by Jolt
Tue Oct 29, 2002 12:23 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Who has a incorrectly displayed chart in heatsink article?
Replies: 7
Views: 6966

Ok, that´s why it´s ok now.
I remember noticing that It was a bit off the first time I read the article.
by Jolt
Fri Oct 25, 2002 6:19 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: A few Technical PSU Questions
Replies: 32
Views: 17766

BladeRunner's system is so cool, must be the holy grail of silent yet high performace computing.

Too bad it requires an excavator and a water tank of a few hundred kilos ;)
by Jolt
Fri Oct 25, 2002 2:15 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Silent / Quiet PC "Gallery" Page
Replies: 31
Views: 24171

Hehe, you would have a hard time beating me in that contest ;)
by Jolt
Thu Oct 24, 2002 1:44 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Silent / Quiet PC "Gallery" Page
Replies: 31
Views: 24171

I going to build a new system shortly and since I have easy accesss to a digicam (my girlfriend has one ;) ) it would be easy to document the whole process. I would gladly post that.
by Jolt
Fri Oct 18, 2002 4:53 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: quiet cd-rom or dvd player
Replies: 17
Views: 8765

I reallly can recommend the Sony DDU-1621 DVD-ROM drive. It's really very quiet even when reading from cd/dvd-discs.

Easily the quietest drive I've ever heard.
by Jolt
Thu Oct 17, 2002 2:11 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Cuda V quieter than the Cuda IV!
Replies: 14
Views: 5811

Cuda V quieter than the Cuda IV!

Haven't seen that anyone has posted this already, so here I go: SR has reviewed the Cuda V, check this out: http://www.storagereview.com/articles/200210/20021014ST3120023A_6.html The Cuda V is actually 3dBA quieter than the Cuda IV! (and that's the ATA100 version, hope the SATA version will be as qu...
by Jolt
Sat Sep 28, 2002 6:57 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Will 300 Watts Last
Replies: 10
Views: 5231

absolutely, those components won't draw more than ~100W at full load.

Take a look at the psu-reviews here at Silent PC Review. MikeC is using a Watt meter and measures the current draw of a 2Ghz P4 system with similar components and the max power usage doestn't exceed 100W by much.
by Jolt
Fri Sep 27, 2002 3:52 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Zalman ZM-80HP Impressions
Replies: 12
Views: 6189

very nice!

good to hear that, seems like the vga cooling bit is solved for my silent system at least ;)
by Jolt
Wed Sep 25, 2002 4:37 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: anyone know if BGmicro ship to australia? (for panaflos)
Replies: 5
Views: 4171

yep, it went really fine!

seems like we even won't have to pay any VAT and toll :D
(ssh.. just don't tell Tullverket in sweden ;) )

the final price was actually approximatively $4/fan.
Pretty good!
by Jolt
Sat Sep 21, 2002 10:27 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Panaflo 120mm or 80mm ?
Replies: 8
Views: 5905

question a) the short answer is yes. but I'm going to do better than that :) you could check out this very informative thread on Ars OpenFourm discussing exactly the tailing of panaflo L1As: http://arstechnica.infopop.net/OpenTopic/page?a=tpc&s=50009562&f=77909585&m=8550981793 should answer your que...
by Jolt
Tue Sep 03, 2002 9:22 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is Panaflo even available in europe?
Replies: 45
Views: 28156

Oz> oh, ok! that explains it ;)

well, I have ordered now, 10 fans for Choy.

If he doesn't want more than 8, i'll take the two extra.

the order grew quite a bit, I ordered a grand total of 60 fans!! hope they have that many in stock ;)
by Jolt
Tue Sep 03, 2002 7:33 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is Panaflo even available in europe?
Replies: 45
Views: 28156

ok, just waiting for a final confirmation from choy, and then I'm ordering.

The price will probably be 55kr/fan, surely not more than 60kr/fan at least.

Oz> how come you you speak swedish by the way? ;)
by Jolt
Mon Sep 02, 2002 8:07 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is Panaflo even available in europe?
Replies: 45
Views: 28156

I have a few more people who are interested, so if it's ok with you guys I'll order 40 fans soon. 10 fans (or would you rather want 8?) for Choy 4 fans for Oz is that right? As soon as I get your confirmations I'll order. Choy> I don't think they ship by ground mail, else I think she would have give...
by Jolt
Sun Sep 01, 2002 12:55 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is Panaflo even available in europe?
Replies: 45
Views: 28156

Ok, good! I just want to see if any more of my friends would be interested before we order. I guess we could order sometime in the beginning in a couple of days or so. Is that ok with you guys? Oz> If it's possible for you I think the easiest way would be if one of your friends would transfer money ...
by Jolt
Sat Aug 31, 2002 1:53 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is Panaflo even available in europe?
Replies: 45
Views: 28156

Ok, here is a deal for you swedes. I mailed bgmicro and asked about shipping costs for 20 and 30 fans to sweden. Here is the reply: "Hi, I won't know the exact amount until the order is actually packed, but I can come pretty close. 20 fans would be about 32.00 for airmail, or 42.00 for express. 30 f...
by Jolt
Wed Aug 28, 2002 3:41 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is Panaflo even available in europe?
Replies: 45
Views: 28156

I'm in sweden too, and I'd be intrested in buying a few panaflos too.

feldt> maybe we could get together and share shipping costs for say 20 fans or so?

Or even better, if there are more swedes here? ;)
by Jolt
Sat Aug 24, 2002 12:49 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Riskfree to underclock a T-breed XP2400
Replies: 8
Views: 5768

Hehe, now that was a bit dissapointing... :o At least, I hope that they are using a good quality thermal interface material between the core and the heatspreader. :) btw. This should mean that you could achieve better cooling if you removed the heatspreader from the P4, right? Maybe that's a project...
by Jolt
Wed Aug 21, 2002 11:04 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is Panaflo even available in europe?
Replies: 45
Views: 28156

Is Panaflo even available in europe?

I sure envy you americans, with access to quiet cheap fans (panaflo fans for 3$, right?). I live in Sweden and I haven't seen Panaflos available anywhere. If I want a quiet fan I have to buy a Papst, which will cost me 17-18$, approx converted from swedish kronor. And thats the best price I can find...
by Jolt
Wed Aug 21, 2002 9:37 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: The Quest for Quiet DVD/CD-RW drives
Replies: 4
Views: 5302

I have also read the same review that FraZor pasted a link to (digitlife) and after that I recently bought a Sony DDU1621. I can say that the drive hasn't disappointed me at all to this point. It is very quiet (it would probably be inaudible in a normal pc-rig, in my (silent) computer it is audible ...