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by mpteach
Fri Feb 04, 2005 9:00 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Arctic Cooling Silentium T2 review
Replies: 120
Views: 91140

I agree with MikeC that Reviews of commerical producst should not include modifications. The Manafacturer should give MikeC an average sample and MikeC should test it as-sold. However it would be sesnsible for somebody who has tested one of these things(maybe MikeC?) to mod it and write a seperate a...
by mpteach
Wed Oct 06, 2004 1:30 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: My home made silent(no fans) watercooled PC, almost finished
Replies: 22
Views: 7669

Mr_Smartepants do you have one of those panasonic toughbooks? I heard they can stop bullets. Are they quiet?
by mpteach
Wed Oct 06, 2004 12:54 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Kostik please update CPU Power
Replies: 3
Views: 1532

Where can we get CpuPower.txt updates?
by mpteach
Wed Oct 06, 2004 12:47 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: First Sound Files
Replies: 45
Views: 41643

I like the reference fans but i also have another suggestion. I've seen db charts in the past but they dont seem very memorable. It would be nice to have a well illustrated chart with the corresponding sound files for common sounds such as Threshold of Hearing ,Rustling Leaves, Whisper, Normal Conve...
by mpteach
Sun Sep 26, 2004 12:40 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: My comments on Silverstone ST30NF fanless PSU
Replies: 31
Views: 55430

You could machine a a ribbed water bock which could perfectly fit the top. Im not really sure why you would want to though. If you are running a fanlesss reserator, why not just place the psu exnernally also?
by mpteach
Fri Sep 24, 2004 7:29 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Extremely lownoise heatpipe-towers
Replies: 34
Views: 11173

CSS are much more powerfull than most people know, expecially when used with a mozilla browser that fully suports css1, IE doesnt support all features completely. CSS can be used to make menus and several things that previously had to be done in javascript. here are a few links of some crazy stuff. ...
by mpteach
Fri Sep 24, 2004 6:08 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Review of mCubed T-Balancer in English
Replies: 103
Views: 60282

Interesting concept. DC voltage is completley smooth with no periodic changes in voltage and PWM waveforms are square and choppy. By partway converting or smoothing a PWM waveform you would get a smoother wave, sinewave-like. In Essense a PWM/DC hybrid with advatages of both. An antennuator would fu...
by mpteach
Wed Sep 22, 2004 5:55 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone ST30NF Fanless PSU review
Replies: 89
Views: 73240

I plan on running mine outside the case so i dont think the temps will be too high, I'm very curios as to the cuase of the failure, and the nature of the failure. (crazy EE student)
by mpteach
Wed Sep 22, 2004 5:53 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone ST30NF Fanless PSU review
Replies: 89
Views: 73240

Then let us all hope this PSU has a good warantee. ;)
by mpteach
Mon Sep 13, 2004 10:34 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: RAID of the Paranoid
Replies: 37
Views: 13280

I have dozens of buldings in the way so i dont think wireless would work 1.5 miles for me. I guess i need to make frinds with my neighbors :) I want to back up all my files and not just my boot partition. However i do agree with making several images of the boot partition. For the most critical file...
by mpteach
Mon Sep 13, 2004 6:51 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: RAID of the Paranoid
Replies: 37
Views: 13280

Mojo-chan, good work.

Do you need Line Of Site for a 1.5 mile network?

Did you put 2 hds in your cyrix box; one boot hd, and a mirror backup of your main computer hd?
by mpteach
Wed Sep 08, 2004 9:37 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Dothan review and performance test
Replies: 9
Views: 2703

By the time Dothans become widespread, windows64 will be out, and AMD will still hold the crown in instructions per clock cycle.
by mpteach
Tue Sep 07, 2004 7:07 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone ST30NF Fanless PSU review
Replies: 89
Views: 73240

Some people hear the really high frequency stuff and others dont, i remember playing with a freqency generator and speaker in electronics class. A kid named Charles would alway yell at us when i turned it really high. Just to test it out i would randomly turn it on with a frequendy beyond my hearing...
by mpteach
Mon Sep 06, 2004 7:32 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone ST30NF Fanless PSU review
Replies: 89
Views: 73240

What about placing the psu on top of the case? would that give it better cooling?
by mpteach
Mon Sep 06, 2004 7:08 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Where to buy heatpipes
Replies: 55
Views: 14711

Mabye we can convince an online shop to buy them in bulk and resell them.
by mpteach
Sat Sep 04, 2004 6:44 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Case: SilverStone SST-TJ05
Replies: 16
Views: 5137

Does the aluminum door in front resonate or rattle sympathetically when the door is open or closed?

Also if i were to buy one of these, how could i remove the black silverstone logo in front? Its the only thing ruining the look of the case.
by mpteach
Fri Sep 03, 2004 5:28 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: decrease noise and dust at its source; Ventilation...
Replies: 18
Views: 3764

another review http://www.viperlair.com/reviews/case_cool/other/water/wetchill/dradpares/index.shtml some more product links http://www.wetandchillychips.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?currency=USD&cPath=29&products_id=88 http://www.watercoolingshop.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=28&page=1&sort=3a Now ...
by mpteach
Fri Sep 03, 2004 2:51 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Where to buy heatpipes
Replies: 55
Views: 14711

Hmm he did mention the pipes are light. The size of the box won't matter, but the weight will. That's usually how it works for Taiwanese shipping as a company. of course, just meant it seemed odd for him to say "i can fit 2000 in a box" but that shipping will be the same under 5kg, if the two numbe...
by mpteach
Fri Sep 03, 2004 2:42 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: decrease noise and dust at its source; Ventilation...
Replies: 18
Views: 3764

Straker, brace your self, the reserator uses an eheim 300. Yes its barely powerfull enough to handles a lowflow cpu block and vga. I was saying that hvengals idea was overkill because you need ither a small interior faned radiator to keep the case air cool and ciruculating or you need a dozen waterb...
by mpteach
Fri Sep 03, 2004 12:18 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Your PC uses how many Kilowatts per month?
Replies: 12
Views: 4402

Alot of people at SPCR have kill-a-watt meters, it would be nice if somebody wrote up a good review on them, maybe even compared their accuracy to the new stylish seasonic power-angel.
by mpteach
Fri Sep 03, 2004 12:13 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: decrease noise and dust at its source; Ventilation...
Replies: 18
Views: 3764

For the internal loop cooling i could use a WACC P/A Reserviour. http://www.themodfathers.jolt.co.uk/?page=&action=show&id=10357 Its similar to a reserator except that its doesnt contain an internal pump and they are made in several sizes 300mm 350mm 550mm and 1m. The 300mm version would be big enou...
by mpteach
Fri Sep 03, 2004 12:04 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: decrease noise and dust at its source; Ventilation...
Replies: 18
Views: 3764

I have considered this same basic idea and I have not found any drawbacks yet. Other than the complexity of the design and contruction. With proper design it should work and be close to totally silent. But I think the design has to be carefully done and getting it right is not trival. I would put w...
by mpteach
Fri Sep 03, 2004 11:12 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: decrease noise and dust at its source; Ventilation...
Replies: 18
Views: 3764

All I have to say about this is watch out for those hard drives. The SPCR review of the TNN-500A showed that even with proper cooling devices attached, hard drives should not be hard mounted. Who said anything about hard mounting HDs? Why would i hardmount my hard drives when i said i would waterco...
by mpteach
Fri Sep 03, 2004 10:58 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Solid State Disk, not too bad of a price
Replies: 21
Views: 6225

Servers also have the benefit of being always-on, and with UPS backups. The UPS and triple redundancy generators will keep the ramdrives external PS going so there woudlnt be data loss ever. Though frequent backkups are alway recommended. You would think that would solve all problems wouldnt you, W...
by mpteach
Fri Sep 03, 2004 10:39 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: decrease noise and dust at its source; Ventilation...
Replies: 18
Views: 3764

DonP, cooling the psu wouldnt be that much of a problem, there are watercooled psu's on the market, but theyre prohibitively expensive so i would probably attach some heatpipes to the psu heatsinks and connect them to a small waterblock. IF the psu still needed a little bit of air i would move it ar...
by mpteach
Thu Sep 02, 2004 11:54 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Where to buy heatpipes
Replies: 55
Views: 14711

If you really want to give AVC some publicity, give MikeC or Ralf Hutter some heatpipe samples so they can write an official SPCR review on them, and heatpipe tech in general. Most of us here have an interest/curiosity in heatpipes. SPCR has over 5000 members and a growing influence in the world of ...
by mpteach
Thu Sep 02, 2004 11:37 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: decrease noise and dust at its source; Ventilation...
Replies: 18
Views: 3764

decrease noise and dust at its source; Ventilation...

Noise escapes out the air vents in pc cases and dust comes in, if the vents were sealed and the whole case lined with foam the computer would be much easier to silence and keep clean. Has anyone tried this? One way to acomplish this, is using a fanless watercooling sytem. I would use a small central...
by mpteach
Thu Sep 02, 2004 11:15 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Where to buy heatpipes
Replies: 55
Views: 14711

Hmm I need a final call on sizes of the pipes. I was going for 5mm but the 6mm ones (not really 6mm, thicker on 1 end and thinner on the other) have better thermal resistance. I thought 5mm would help a bit for projects as they are not too big to fit. Or should I have gone for the 6mm? I dunno, get...
by mpteach
Thu Sep 02, 2004 10:05 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Where to buy heatpipes
Replies: 55
Views: 14711

I am salivating also, wouldnt mind paying shiping for 4-12 pipes If canadian customs are a problem, you could always have them sent to an american counterpart who could bring your your share and distribute the rest. What percentage tax can your govenment impose on on a free sample? doesnt make any s...
by mpteach
Thu Sep 02, 2004 6:57 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright XP-120
Replies: 254
Views: 98125

How long will the xp120 be king? xp200 anyone? xp240?

Ralf did you underclock your proccesor, or avoid the preshot? 5-6V seems pretty low.