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by NateR
Fri Apr 25, 2003 8:41 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: More Ghetto than that... Crisspy's quiet milk crate.
Replies: 18
Views: 14855

Yes milk crates are awesome for many things, and as far as i can tell, you just cant buy the real ones. The ones you can buy at k-mart/target/etc are a cheap imitation, made of inferior and flimsier plastic. A method my friend swears by for getting the good crates is to go grocery shopping at 1 in t...
by NateR
Fri Apr 25, 2003 1:36 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Dual Processor web server... quiet options?
Replies: 4
Views: 1548

Im not sure about your applications and cpu needs sgtpokey, but I would imagine that you could get by with alot less than a dual pIII for any type of server on a residential internet link. I have a via c3 800mhz that does http, ftp, nat, email, firewall, and mysql on freebsd with no problems whatsoe...
by NateR
Sat Mar 01, 2003 12:35 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: IBM's 180GXP series: 8MB cache + Fluid Dynamic Bearings
Replies: 24
Views: 8528

Wow I'd be psyched to get a 180gxp back for an rma too! I recently purchased a 120gb version, and i am very impressed with the noise levels. Excellent performing drive as well.
by NateR
Fri Feb 21, 2003 10:18 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Neo Classic
Replies: 23
Views: 7738

I was interested in the price/availability of this case: has anyone seen them around?
by NateR
Wed Feb 19, 2003 8:41 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Zalman ZM300A-APF + Radeon 9500/9700 = noise!
Replies: 11
Views: 4188

Interesting. So one guy tried another PSU and it didnt hum with the card. Hence, it must be the Zalman...I hope they find a good resolution to this issue, it sounds irritating. Have you tried different (older/newer) drivers?
by NateR
Tue Feb 18, 2003 9:28 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Zalman ZM300A-APF + Radeon 9500/9700 = noise!
Replies: 11
Views: 4188

My other thought is that maybe something about that video card (ie power consumption level, or frequency) Is affecting the PSU. That card is definatly power hungry. Try swapping the PSU or Video card and see if it still happens.
by NateR
Tue Feb 18, 2003 9:25 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Zalman ZM300A-APF + Radeon 9500/9700 = noise!
Replies: 11
Views: 4188

I have to admit that I find it somewhat hard to imagine that your video driver has anything to do with coil whine in your PSU. Check to make sure its not coming from the monitor, as monitors definatly hum various pitches in different modes. Try turning off the monitor after windows is loaded and see...
by NateR
Wed Feb 12, 2003 6:32 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Excellent customer service from QuietPC
Replies: 7
Views: 4541

I too had great service from Quiet PC, who immediatly and without question sent me a replacement fan after I told them that my 90mm zalman went dead. I started a little thread for posts about customer opinions of quiet pc retailers here: http://forums.silentpcreview.com//viewtopic.php?p=3825 I have ...
by NateR
Sat Feb 08, 2003 11:19 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Suggestions for a cheap little fanless server?
Replies: 27
Views: 7176

check out my page for the rest of the specs: www.it9.net/quiet The only fan is in the psu--an undervolted panaflo. The air comping from it is cool, so i doubt its even necessary. but since i dont have another psu handy right now, I dont want to take any chances. The major noise from a system like th...
by NateR
Fri Feb 07, 2003 4:46 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Suggestions for a cheap little fanless server?
Replies: 27
Views: 7176

ive been using a via c3 800 mhz fanless for a while now, and its plenty a power for a server/gateway/firewall. Depending on the software, you could get away with way less than that. For a home server, your limiting factor is going to be bandwidth by far over cpu power, unless you have a residental t...
by NateR
Fri Feb 07, 2003 4:36 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Rumor: GFFX canceled
Replies: 9
Views: 3199

meh?
by NateR
Wed Jan 22, 2003 9:06 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: anyone tried putting pc in next room?
Replies: 35
Views: 10903

check out this place for cables: http://www.networktechinc.com/

Ive gotten all my KVM needs take care of here and they have high quality stuff, alon with knowledgable techs. Not the cheapest place however, but worth it.
by NateR
Sun Jan 19, 2003 7:25 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: So - would a via C3 be up to it??????
Replies: 13
Views: 3846

My experience with a Via C3 800 is that it "feels" like it compares to a PII running at about half that speed. Benchmarks Ive seen show this gut reaction to be not to far from the truth in terms of benchmarks. My opinion is use the c3 when you dont need performance, i.e. web browsing, email, listeni...
by NateR
Tue Jan 07, 2003 11:15 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: IBM's 180GXP series: 8MB cache + Fluid Dynamic Bearings
Replies: 24
Views: 8528

I agree that a abnormally high amount of failing drives is a big problem. And I also think that if IBM had something to share with us about their drives and didnt, that is very bad business. However, despite personal accounts of failing drives, as of yet I see no conlclusive evidence on the issue. I...
by NateR
Mon Jan 06, 2003 5:08 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: IBM's 180GXP series: 8MB cache + Fluid Dynamic Bearings
Replies: 24
Views: 8528

While I cant argue with anyones bad experience, I feel the need to stick up a bit for IBM drives. I have 4 60gxps for about a year and a half now and have never had a problem with them. As far as performance, IBM consistently produces the absolute top performers. I can understand people being wary, ...
by NateR
Sat Jan 04, 2003 11:12 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Don't miss SPCR New Year Promo Giveaway!
Replies: 15
Views: 4050

...I know GamingGod. i was just teasing ya for the last post in this thread.
by NateR
Fri Jan 03, 2003 11:12 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Don't miss SPCR New Year Promo Giveaway!
Replies: 15
Views: 4050

good luck with the "bonafide" posts there GamingGod :D
by NateR
Sat Dec 14, 2002 12:34 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: IBM's 180GXP series: 8MB cache + Fluid Dynamic Bearings
Replies: 24
Views: 8528

Well I would set them up in a raid 1 array or a some type of backup setup. I dont consider a one drive solution acceptable for anyone who values the work they do on their computer. If all you do is browse the internet then maybe it doesnt matter if your drive fails, but for me, everything I have on ...
by NateR
Fri Nov 22, 2002 9:10 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: who has a fanless cpu?
Replies: 17
Views: 9649

Very cool bluehat. What kind of heatsink(s) is on the cpu, and what are the other heatsinks that we see in the picture? Also, I am curious how you are measuring the temps on your cpu. Note the huge discrepency that was found between socket temps and actual core temp as shown in the 4-heatsink roundu...
by NateR
Fri Nov 22, 2002 12:11 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Tip: Seems like a good case for a quiet computer.
Replies: 7
Views: 5436

Maybe it will interest someone, but for the most part I think all cases that are decent are created equal in the silenceability factor... I guess I agree with that statement when applied to whats available now, as most cases are designed pretty simmillar. I cant help but think that if a case was sc...
by NateR
Thu Nov 21, 2002 9:52 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: who has a fanless cpu?
Replies: 17
Views: 9649

For me, the Via c3 800mhz ezra core, w/ volcano 6 hs, runs fanless no problem. Case airflow provided by one 80mm panaflo undervolted (in the PSU).

http://it9.net/quiet/v6.jpg

I spread the fins out like a zalman for good measure, but i dount it is necessary.
by NateR
Tue Nov 19, 2002 8:08 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Quiet computer case discussion
Replies: 3
Views: 4480

Quiet computer case discussion

It seems like one of the components not discussed much in forums and reviews are cases that are especially tailored for quiet computing, or just happen to be good for it. Some of the characteristics I would think to be beneficial are big fan openings with wire grills instead of cutouts, and a large ...
by NateR
Tue Nov 19, 2002 10:17 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Poll: How hot is your CPU?
Replies: 3
Views: 3577

max temp for athlon mp = 95C according to amd.com. if your computer is stable, dont worry about the temp.

(I personally dont like my xp1600 to get above 60C socket reading).
by NateR
Thu Nov 14, 2002 2:31 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Best fan to replace the stock fan on Zalman 300a?
Replies: 16
Views: 5631

I now have a Zalman ZM300A-APF and a Q-Technology QT-02300 PSU. The q-tech is subjectively quite a bit quieter when running at full cpu usage, (and the review here at SPCR supports this observation). I dont understand why everyone is so interested in the zalman when the q-tech is quieter, right off ...
by NateR
Tue Nov 12, 2002 10:30 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: do hard drives work in a vacuum?
Replies: 31
Views: 24877

only question is would the drive work in a vacuum. i would think it does, but that 'breathing hole' of the hard drive does concern me. does it need air to suck in and out for internal cooling? by the way, what is the breathing pole's function anyway? if it for simple cooling? or for something i wou...
by NateR
Tue Nov 12, 2002 9:31 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: do hard drives work in a vacuum?
Replies: 31
Views: 24877

How about A firewire/usb 2 drive and a long cable? Put it in the basement or closet...Cable length is not really an issue if you use repeaters (I think thats what theyre called)
by NateR
Fri Nov 08, 2002 9:48 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Homade QuietPC Solutions
Replies: 1
Views: 1831

Homade QuietPC Solutions

All I can say is that this dude is cool. Check it out:

http://www.geocities.jp/numano3/



:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by NateR
Fri Nov 08, 2002 4:19 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Fanless Radeon 8500?
Replies: 29
Views: 13523

Well, after reading gksam's last post about how hot his onboard video was getting, I decided I was being a wuss about my 8500. No more fan on the ZM-17CU! It does feel pretty hot when Im gaming, but there are no stability issues, and when its idling (97% of the time), it is cool enough. Maybe my car...
by NateR
Thu Nov 07, 2002 5:06 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Fanless Radeon 8500?
Replies: 29
Views: 13523

I dont know how people are gauging their temp, and there seems to be alot of discrepancy about whether this ZM-CU17 works fanless with an 8500. I think its best to try it and see if it works for you, beacuse there are so many variables which can be affecting peoples results. For my computer , it see...
by NateR
Mon Nov 04, 2002 11:05 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 7V adapter question
Replies: 19
Views: 7251

Thanks :) I think I get it quokked: Youre saying that with this adapter I can get 7 Volts from either the 3 pin connnector (which I have been using) or the 4 pin male molex plug. That makes a little more sense. It would be cool to make one that would be a through connector with just a 3 pin 7V conne...