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by Queue
Tue Jan 14, 2003 1:01 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Off topic...uh...does anyone listen to John Cage?
Replies: 8
Views: 3426

Music is why I'm trying to silence my PC in the first place!!! I record vocals directly into my computer using a large capsule diaphragm condenser microphone. Although it is a directional mic, I cannot completely eliminate the reflective sounds from my PC. My quest to silence (or at least reduce the...
by Queue
Tue Jan 14, 2003 12:46 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Radeon 9000 Pro Fan
Replies: 6
Views: 3100

MuffinMan,
I've got a 9000 Pro (Sapphire) with no fan. If you need me to, I can measure the HS on my GPU.

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by Queue
Thu Jan 09, 2003 11:20 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Compatability... Via Mini-itx and 800X480
Replies: 3
Views: 2041

I'm not sure if still I have the exact answer somewhere, but I'm pretty sure that I ran into a dead-end on this...

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by Queue
Mon Jan 06, 2003 10:31 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CompUSA selling Zalman Flowers as "PC Toys"
Replies: 4
Views: 3250

CompUSA selling Zalman Flowers as "PC Toys"

Wandering through COMPUSA's ever-growing DIY section, I stumbled across a familiar-looking HSF, the flower. The packaging said "PC Toys Quiet Maxx". Upon closer inspection, it is actually a Zalman unit, the word "Zalman" appears on the fins. http://www.compusa.com/buildyourown/product_info.asp?produ...
by Queue
Mon Jan 06, 2003 10:23 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Sparkle or Antec ???
Replies: 6
Views: 3518

Add my vote to the Antec TruePower tally.

I've set up 4 boxes recently using the TP330. The Fan Only circuit is great.

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by Queue
Mon Jan 06, 2003 10:16 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: ghetto fan duct...
Replies: 9
Views: 3748

nice tip, Nerotek!

If you get the snack size, no cutting required! Original size, and you can make a few ducts!

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by Queue
Sun Dec 15, 2002 2:12 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: harddrive powerdown
Replies: 15
Views: 5523

I've got quite a few mobile racks in my systems. I've never "hot swapped". Half of my MR's have a circuit built in to the key, locked = power on, unlocked = power off, so for those you cannot pull the drive while it is powered, but you could still turn the key during a write, and screw something up....
by Queue
Sun Dec 15, 2002 10:55 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: harddrive powerdown
Replies: 15
Views: 5523

I think you can actually set the properties of the drive to "Removeable" in XP. Not sure, but that may then give you some extra stuff on the drive right-click menu...

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by Queue
Sun Dec 15, 2002 10:51 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: I am a hardware loser.
Replies: 16
Views: 4972

some MOBOs won't POST without a fan connected to the CPU fan header on the board. Do you have a fan connected there?

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by Queue
Sun Dec 15, 2002 10:42 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommend a Silent Mouse and Keyboard?
Replies: 477
Views: 645845

I read your post thinking it would be a joke.... Anyhow, heres some ideas: Keyboard- Not sure if you could stand the action, but I'd bet that the "Virtually Indestructible Keyboard" (flexible rubber/silicone something or other roll-up keyboard) would be silent. Mouse- Not exactly a mouse, but if you...
by Queue
Fri Dec 06, 2002 11:21 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: DIY cabinet?
Replies: 14
Views: 8814

I'm working on a cabinet to house 2 PCs. I bought a "most assembly required" kitchen cabinet kit from Home Depot, --or was it Lowe's--? Anyhow, then came the holiday season, and I haven't had much time for projects...

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by Queue
Thu Dec 05, 2002 11:10 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Remote Desktop Appliance as an Approach to Silence
Replies: 6
Views: 2550

by Queue
Wed Dec 04, 2002 6:18 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Remote Desktop Appliance as an Approach to Silence
Replies: 6
Views: 2550

Remote Desktop Appliance as an Approach to Silence

I've been fiddling with a "poor man's tablet", a Sonic|Blue ProGear. http://www.mira2go.com/ It is a pretty damn fun toy, and I have to put my ear against the thing to try and hear the HDD (which is the only thing that makes any noise). I loaded it up with a copy of XP Tablet (that I procured from a...
by Queue
Wed Nov 20, 2002 10:46 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Noise on my 2100+ AMD is driving me C R A Z Y !
Replies: 11
Views: 4604

Start with the fans...

If you replace your CPU and case fans with quieter ones, that will make a big difference. If it is still noisy look into replacing the PSU. What is the current PSU model?

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by Queue
Mon Nov 18, 2002 5:20 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: my 1.4 p3 ES (PIC!!!!)
Replies: 15
Views: 5650

perhaps you've got a prototype or test model?

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by Queue
Mon Nov 18, 2002 9:10 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Notebook-style power supply?
Replies: 2
Views: 2582

Smiley,
I, too have been poking about the mini-itx site.

If you link over to their store, you'll find this:
http://www.mini-itx.com/store/default.asp?c=9#p67

The exact same PSU as used in the Cubids. They show it rated at 55W.

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by Queue
Thu Nov 14, 2002 12:39 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Compatability... Via Mini-itx and 800X480
Replies: 3
Views: 2041

Compatability... Via Mini-itx and 800X480

So, I wanna build a cool mini rig. If I can get the resolution of the onboard VGA on the Via EPIA to do 800X480, I will likely use this monitor: http://www.xenarc.com/product/700ts.html. I'm also looking into seeing if the PowerStrip utility might help me.... http://www.entechtaiwan.com/ps.htm Has a...
by Queue
Fri Nov 08, 2002 8:02 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How many watts would this system eat?
Replies: 1
Views: 2226

Ophanium,

I'm gonna give you some homework:

Your reading assignment:

AMD Athlon MP Processor Build & Installation Guides

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by Queue
Fri Nov 08, 2002 7:57 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Modding & Cutting with Tin Snips
Replies: 93
Views: 161147

Well done, Crisspy!!!!

MikeC,
Yank this post and make it part of the main site!!

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by Queue
Mon Nov 04, 2002 5:22 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Case fans + ducts/shrouds instead of HSF
Replies: 1
Views: 2581

Hey Bacon:

Check this thread for some thoughts on the topic:

http://forums.silentpcreview.com/forums ... php?t=2243

Queue

ps Welcome!
by Queue
Mon Nov 04, 2002 5:17 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: HI, where can
Replies: 1
Views: 1668

I'm not sure which drive you have, and what exactly you are looking for... By "slow down" do you mean Acoustic Management? Anyhow, look here: http://www.storage.ibm.com/hdd/support/download.htm I think you are looking for IBM Feature Tool (version 1.50). Be sure to check and see if your drive is sup...
by Queue
Fri Nov 01, 2002 1:00 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Newegg is selling mobile athlon chips
Replies: 3
Views: 2931

If you are following this thread, you need to read this other thread: http://forums.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=2257 Where you could find a link to the Xbit article , where you could find this list: The new Athlon XP supports Cool'N'Quiet technology, which allows changing the CPU core ...
by Queue
Fri Nov 01, 2002 12:58 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Athlon XP SFF ? When ?
Replies: 5
Views: 3166

If you are following this thread, you need to read this other thread:

http://forums.silentpcreview.com/forums ... php?t=2262

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by Queue
Wed Oct 30, 2002 10:11 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: DUCTING = superior CPU temperatures
Replies: 20
Views: 11264

Simple & Effective? Yes Attractive & Aesthetically Pleasing? Hardly... I think gaming god is a little closer to the mark, as I doubt poster paper will be much better than a duct tape duct. (Especially considering you've got a window.) Looking at the furnace in my home gave me an idea that you might ...
by Queue
Tue Oct 29, 2002 2:01 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Silent / Quiet PC "Gallery" Page
Replies: 31
Views: 23892

Anantech.com has a pretty elaborate "my system" setup where users can store information on a number of "rigs". I didn't see photos, and I feel that having a "Gallery" or "Showroom" forum would probably better serve what we're after. The cool thing about the anandtech setup is that they can effective...
by Queue
Tue Oct 29, 2002 5:21 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Some pictures of my system
Replies: 26
Views: 20296

Intake and exhaust at the rear, intake at the bottom, exhaust at the top. Gonna start with one fan (exhaust), and add if necessary.

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by Queue
Mon Oct 28, 2002 8:19 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Some pictures of my system
Replies: 26
Views: 20296

I got a cabinet from Home Depot (or was it Lowe's?) that I'm planning on making an enclosure from. I intend to maintain the integrity of my enlight cases, shoving the entire lot (2 machines) into the cabinet. Hopefully that'll aid in keeping the noise down.

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by Queue
Fri Oct 25, 2002 9:57 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: SPCR's 1st HS roundup -- Socket-A heavyweights
Replies: 29
Views: 14703

doesn't make me regret my swiftys !!!

does make me glad i passed on the zalman.

Thanks Mike! great work
by Queue
Tue Oct 22, 2002 9:01 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: ANTEC Trilight LED fan vs. PAPST: for superior sound & c
Replies: 16
Views: 5839

Hey joseph,
Care to post some instructions on the wire splitting mod?

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by Queue
Tue Oct 22, 2002 8:51 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CPU never idles = very warm case
Replies: 9
Views: 5696

Stating the obvious?

What about AMBIENT temp? What temp is your room?

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