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by Stupid boy
Tue Apr 08, 2014 4:19 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fitting a PCIe wireless network card in an Akasa Euler
Replies: 3
Views: 2381

Re: Fitting a PCIe wireless network card in an Akasa Euler

Thanks for all of the tips. I've used USB network adapters, but they aren't very well supported by Linux. They wind up being fine for SSH with mosh , but they're quite bad for HTTP. I wound up getting a 7260HMW BN because it didn't say that it requires a Haswell processor. (The one that ktriebol lin...
by Stupid boy
Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:06 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fitting a PCIe wireless network card in an Akasa Euler
Replies: 3
Views: 2381

Fitting a PCIe wireless network card in an Akasa Euler

I have a DQ77KB inside an Akasa Euler . I want to put a wireless network card in there. The motherboard supports various sorts of PCI Express cards, but the case isn't really designed for them. That said, I think this can work.; it helps that the wireless network card doesn't have to be exposed outs...
by Stupid boy
Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:58 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Non-gaming micro ATX primary computer
Replies: 8
Views: 2231

Seems good and solid build. I hope you get good sample of bigboy fan, they are hard to replace but are good and in minimum are barely noticable and bring no vibrations. The fan comes with Mugen 2 is same that is in Ninja. Slipstream PWM variant. Perhaps best stock fan so far. No reason to change th...
by Stupid boy
Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:39 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Non-gaming micro ATX primary computer
Replies: 8
Views: 2231

Thanks for the suggestions Changes ASRock M3A785GMH Crucial 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) AMD Athlon II X2 240 Regor 2.8GHz SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD103UJ 1TB What do you think? I think I'm going to stick with the mini P180. I've wanted a P180 since before it came out, I'll pr...
by Stupid boy
Sun Nov 15, 2009 9:43 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Non-gaming micro ATX primary computer
Replies: 8
Views: 2231

Non-gaming micro ATX primary computer

My current desktop is several years old, and at least one hard drive just broke, so now's a good time to make a new one. Here's what I'm thinking about Antec Mini P180 SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB DFI LP JR 790GX-M3H5 AM3 SeaSonic M12II SS-430GM 430W Crucial 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3...
by Stupid boy
Sat Sep 22, 2007 5:09 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Should I be worried about hard drive temperature?
Replies: 6
Views: 1980

Should I be worried about hard drive temperature?

My hard drives get pretty hot when I mount them in the Evercase 4252's standard hard drive mounting thingy. I should get an intake fan, but they should still get pretty hot as they're right on top of each other, and I'm still wondering whether hot hard drives die quicker. I read that Google found th...
by Stupid boy
Sat Feb 04, 2006 6:22 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Mock Mainframe
Replies: 3
Views: 1467

So you want to emulate a mainframe, just with graphics? If you're planning on running games remotely, you're going to run into a few problems with frame rates being pumped down a network I suspect. What kind of games are you looking at here? Because I know for a fact that you can play solitaire usi...
by Stupid boy
Sun Jan 29, 2006 6:15 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Mock Mainframe
Replies: 3
Views: 1467

Mock Mainframe

I want to do something like this . Here's my exact idea: Loud (by SPCR standards) PC in the basement Silent (with no moving parts) mini-ITX PCs in my office and wherever else someone will want to use the computer in Linux For most of my computer usage, this should be fine. The only small problem wil...
by Stupid boy
Sat Mar 05, 2005 1:13 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Lifetime of Ceramique in an opened tube...
Replies: 2
Views: 1493

I would use it. Here's all that I could find on Arctic Silver's site: To keep the compound fresh for future applications, always replace the cap on the syringe after each use. The syringe should be stored tip down so that any slight separation that occurs over a long period of time will be at the ba...
by Stupid boy
Thu Feb 24, 2005 2:07 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: NV Silencer 4 or ZM80D-HP?
Replies: 12
Views: 3761

I want to get something, but I still haven't really gotten any advice about the NV Silencer 4.

Let me put it this way:

What about the NV Silencer 4 or Arctic Cooling VGA heatsinks in general is worse than the ZM80D-HP? If nobody says anything, I'll probably get the NV Silencer 4.
by Stupid boy
Tue Feb 22, 2005 6:30 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: NV Silencer 4 or ZM80D-HP?
Replies: 12
Views: 3761

thhe gugabyte card seems to be a GF4 MX card, thus it will work fine with a passive northbridge heatsink. Do not try the same thing on a 6600! A zalman ZM80-x heatpipe with a low speed fan @ 5v should work fine on a 5900 or 6600GT. The Gigabyte card is an MX 440-8x. The heatsink I currently have do...
by Stupid boy
Mon Feb 21, 2005 5:19 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: NV Silencer 4 or ZM80D-HP?
Replies: 12
Views: 3761

I'm in Windoze now, and I haven't performed the mod yet.

I can't find how to monitor the VGA temperature. I tried the NVIDIA System Utility and Sandra.
by Stupid boy
Sun Feb 20, 2005 8:13 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: NV Silencer 4 or ZM80D-HP?
Replies: 12
Views: 3761

Put it on and try it? Monitor your temperatures during idle and during a stress test and see how it goes. You won't damage your hardware due to overheating; if heat is a problem it will crash or hang before it damages the hardware, but if you monitor the temperatures and they stay below 70 degrees ...
by Stupid boy
Sun Feb 20, 2005 3:12 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: NV Silencer 4 or ZM80D-HP?
Replies: 12
Views: 3761

Re: NV Silencer 4 or ZM80D-HP?

IAnd if you have any suggestions, certainly post them. I did this mod to my vga card and have a very quiet 80mm case fan blowing onto it: http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=19538 Just an alternative mod for you to consider that is easy to perform. This is a bit funny; I have a ZM-NB47...
by Stupid boy
Sun Feb 20, 2005 2:31 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: NV Silencer 4 or ZM80D-HP?
Replies: 12
Views: 3761

NV Silencer 4 or ZM80D-HP?

I bought this . The HSF is painfully loud. So, I'm planning on getting the NV silencer 4 , the ZM80D-HP or the ZM80C-HP to replace the stock heatsink. I'm leaning towards the NV Silencer 4 , but I've seen recommendations at SPCR for the ZM80D-HP. How quiet is this cooler? If it's not quiet enough, I...
by Stupid boy
Tue Feb 01, 2005 4:07 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Which DVD Burner would you get?
Replies: 59
Views: 25425

Which DVD Burner would you get?

I am probably going to get one of these: NEC - $66 LG - $80 Plextor - $98.5 I want to know which one to get, so I want to know whether the quiet is worth getting a more expensive drive, so here's the best way to ask my question: If you weren't going to burn any movies to be read in a DVD Player, whi...
by Stupid boy
Sat Nov 13, 2004 2:26 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Globe 120mm vs PC Power & Cooling 80mm
Replies: 3
Views: 2080

Every one of the PCP&C "Silencers" that I've ever heard have been loud. However, someone recently posted that there's some sort of "new" Silencers that are actually quiet. I've never heard them, or heard about them so my recommendation would be to stay away from them unless you can listen to them y...
by Stupid boy
Fri Nov 12, 2004 7:07 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Globe 120mm vs PC Power & Cooling 80mm
Replies: 3
Views: 2080

Globe 120mm vs PC Power & Cooling 80mm

I have this Globe 120mm fan, and I love it.

How do the 80mm and 92mm Silencers compare to the 120mm Globe fans at the fans' lowest speeds?

Thanks
by Stupid boy
Sun Oct 03, 2004 11:11 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: First Sound Files
Replies: 45
Views: 42000

But what about non-computer geeks visiting SPCR who might want to casually do this sound comparison? Like Mike, I don't know any "household" sounds that meet the needed criteria. Easy reproducable Availlable reasonably world wide (at least in the western world, where most SPCR readers originate) co...
by Stupid boy
Mon Sep 27, 2004 6:06 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: What's the lowest I can get away with?
Replies: 13
Views: 3622

Don't get a power supply because its fan is quiet; you can replace any power supply's fan. Either get a power supply because it is inexpensive or because it is efficient. I've never used a Seasonic PSU, but I have a Sparkle PSU. Sparkles are the same as Fortrons with the same model number. I recomme...
by Stupid boy
Tue Aug 17, 2004 2:13 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: How hot is your radiator(s)?
Replies: 1
Views: 1452

How hot is your radiator(s)?

The thread about the quiet pumps got me interested in WCing today, so I got this idea about passively cooling the water.

How hot does your radiator(s) get when your PC is on, and what is cooling the radiators?

Thanks
by Stupid boy
Tue Aug 17, 2004 10:11 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: linux: controlling fanspeed without 3pin fans.
Replies: 5
Views: 2133

A bad way to do it: monitor the speed of another fan.

I know you want to monitor the speed under Linux, but I don't see why you can't just get a fan controller to do it. There are some things that will change the fan speed based on temperature.
by Stupid boy
Mon Aug 16, 2004 12:03 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Question about decibel-meters
Replies: 12
Views: 2913

Move the decibal meter closer to the fan.
by Stupid boy
Sun Aug 15, 2004 2:24 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silence a Feng Shui motherboard
Replies: 5
Views: 3496

The color is bad. The PCB appears to be blue, which is a secondary mourning color. The PCB should be red.

The yellow is good.

Some green and purple should be added to the board.
by Stupid boy
Fri Jul 30, 2004 7:47 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Resistor on SilenX Fans
Replies: 0
Views: 925

Resistor on SilenX Fans

I've read that SilenX fans have a resistor that lowers the voltage going to the fan.

Are all of one size of SilenX fan the same except for the resistance of the resistor?

Thanks
by Stupid boy
Thu Jul 29, 2004 7:51 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet Mod
Replies: 0
Views: 2562

Quiet Mod

Here's my idea for quieting the PC in my signature: I have an SP-97, a Sparkle 350W with 120mm fan, Evercase 4252. My CPU is a Athlon XP-M 2600+ @ 9.5 x 200Mhz = 1900Mhz, vCore 1.35. My CPU consumes approximately 42W of electricity. 1. Remove PSU from case. 2. Cut hole in case for CPU duct. 3. Place...
by Stupid boy
Sat Jul 24, 2004 5:25 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Contest: Silence the Vantec Tornado!!!
Replies: 29
Views: 6300

Re: Contest: Silence the Vantec Tornado!!!

Any single silence modder will stay far away from the Vantec Tornado 92mm casefan. At 314 cfm, it's definately a great cooler, but at 62+ DBs, noone will touch it. Here's my contest (you win nothing, NOTHING!): Silence the Beast! Use anything you want at any price range, but your muffler or other s...
by Stupid boy
Thu Jul 22, 2004 1:08 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Ever Case 4252 Fitting Heatsinks
Replies: 8
Views: 3214

thunkerdo wrote:thanks, stupid boy. so what fan do I need with the thermalright sp-97?
A quiet one--they all fit

I just remembered this: I had to mod the mounting plate. I cut off part of it so it didn't touch one of those things that act as mobo standoffs.
by Stupid boy
Wed Jul 21, 2004 6:28 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: "silent" pc
Replies: 27
Views: 14481

You should cut the sides of the front out like you did to the bottom. It would be similar to the Evercase 4252.
by Stupid boy
Wed Jul 21, 2004 5:08 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Drive Bay Mod
Replies: 3
Views: 1748

Ahh...I never thought about using SilenX mounts on other fans.

Could you compare the noise of the Acoustifan and the SilenX fan?

And could you compare the performance of the SilenX mounts to EAR isolators?