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by Tyrdium
Wed Mar 16, 2005 8:09 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: CeBIT - Something for everybody!
Replies: 0
Views: 832

CeBIT - Something for everybody!

No way am I summarizing all of this . ;) Of interest to me in particular... SD chips with built-in USB adapter Lotsa new CPU coolers More compact liquid cooling systems (i.e., the kind meant to be mounted in a fan spot) Various GPU and hard drive coolers New PSUs (including more passive models, a wa...
by Tyrdium
Mon Mar 14, 2005 2:57 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Absolutely silent and ultra quiet machines - digitaltigers
Replies: 4
Views: 3488

It looks like the Edge is fanless, so the biggest noise source is the hard drive... Which is silent when it's spun down (not idle).
by Tyrdium
Mon Mar 14, 2005 12:26 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Convection cooled Macs
Replies: 1
Views: 1752

I'm not sure, but I think the 20th Anniversary Mac may have been fanless.
by Tyrdium
Tue Jan 18, 2005 7:01 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Dream Quite Gaming System Build
Replies: 38
Views: 20281

Zalman ZM-NB47J. It's a little (well, relatively big, I guess) blue heatsink for your chipset. It's enough to cool most chipsets passively.
by Tyrdium
Tue Jan 18, 2005 5:31 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Can't stand SEAGATE BARRACUDA IV ANYMORE !!! IDLE WHINE!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 4665

Flash drives have a relatively limited number of read/write cycles before they die. I wouldn't suggest it as a main partition, especially if you're using swap space.
by Tyrdium
Tue Jan 18, 2005 4:55 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: digital temperature/fan-control with LCD for PC, selfmade
Replies: 16
Views: 5076

Adding to evalachovic's request... Anyone know where to get cheap (i.e., about 10 bucks or less) LCD displays? Preferably graphic and backlit, but alphanumeric and non-backlit is fine.
by Tyrdium
Tue Jan 18, 2005 4:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: LCD Screens - WAY overpriced
Replies: 54
Views: 18741

You mean the V-series? They use LCD displays.
by Tyrdium
Mon Jan 17, 2005 7:15 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI AIW type video cards are lower power and not noisy?
Replies: 31
Views: 10070

Ah, I see. I'd guess it's about equal, maybe a couple watts higher for the AGP version.
by Tyrdium
Mon Jan 17, 2005 7:11 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI AIW type video cards are lower power and not noisy?
Replies: 31
Views: 10070

Edward Ng wrote:Another member pointed out a link just today about the 6600GT drawing 50watts, supposedly, but I've just searched for about 15 minutes and cannot find the link for the life of me.
Here ya go. :D

Edit: Oh, and IIRC, the difference is that the 6800 series has a broken WMV9 decoder.
by Tyrdium
Mon Jan 17, 2005 7:08 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GF 6600GT AGP - My cooling adventures
Replies: 44
Views: 19172

50 watts is for total power consumption, not heat output, no?
by Tyrdium
Mon Jan 17, 2005 4:36 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Overclockers.com reviews SilenX Luxurae
Replies: 28
Views: 7397

FFS, he's still at it?!? Nnnngh...
by Tyrdium
Mon Jan 17, 2005 3:03 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Dream Quite Gaming System Build
Replies: 38
Views: 20281

I sincerely doubt that those Cooler Master fans are 13 dBA. Get a good 120 mm fanned PSU (Nexus 4090 Special Edition?), stick a Nexus 120 on the XP-120, and another Nexus 120 in the rear 120 mm fan spot (there is one, correct?). That should be enough cooling for that system.
by Tyrdium
Mon Jan 17, 2005 2:54 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Awesome new keyboard extremely quiet except for space bar...
Replies: 31
Views: 12984

Sure, the new ones are quiet, but they've got this really crappy mushy feeling. For me, if the keyboard feels like crap, I don't care how quiet it is.
by Tyrdium
Sun Jan 16, 2005 7:28 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Good Folder for $220 ? ?
Replies: 9
Views: 3705

Wow, their memory upgrade price is surprisingly reasonable! I like...
by Tyrdium
Sun Jan 16, 2005 7:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: LCD Screens - WAY overpriced
Replies: 54
Views: 18741

On Newegg, a decent 15" LCD is about $200. A decent 17" CRT display is about $110. I don't consider that to be a huge price difference.
by Tyrdium
Sun Jan 16, 2005 7:20 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: DIY Copper HD Cooler, New Fan Mount.
Replies: 6
Views: 2482

Whoa, funky. Is it fastened to the case at all?
by Tyrdium
Sun Jan 16, 2005 7:18 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Awesome new keyboard extremely quiet except for space bar...
Replies: 31
Views: 12984

Meh, the new Dell keyboards aren't all that great. The old ones were pretty good, though.
by Tyrdium
Sun Jan 16, 2005 4:59 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: If Nexus 120 incomptable w/ XP-120, where to find Globe 120?
Replies: 19
Views: 4128

Hrm... Would painting a fan kill its performance? I'm guessing yes... :?
by Tyrdium
Sun Jan 16, 2005 4:42 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is air cooling insufficient?
Replies: 8
Views: 2076

I'd keep the intake fan blowing over the hard drives. They could get pretty hot if it isn't...
by Tyrdium
Sun Jan 16, 2005 4:11 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is air cooling insufficient?
Replies: 8
Views: 2076

Heh, no problem. It's actually decently quiet, even on High mode.
by Tyrdium
Sun Jan 16, 2005 3:09 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is air cooling insufficient?
Replies: 8
Views: 2076

For starters, get a VGA Silencer Rev. 3 on that 9800XT. It'll help a lot with the noise, and exhaust the hot air from the card right out of the case (helps with temps across the board).
by Tyrdium
Sun Jan 16, 2005 3:01 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: where to buy NIDEC samsungs online?
Replies: 10
Views: 3055

I know, I just need justification to buy a new hard drive (I live within walking distance).

Oy, next time you're there, pick up one of the little screwdriver pens. They're a buck or two, and come with two Philips and two flatheads. Convenient little things...
by Tyrdium
Sun Jan 16, 2005 2:01 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GF 6600GT AGP - My cooling adventures
Replies: 44
Views: 19172

Meh, just get a static mat. I scavenged mine from some Sun upgrade kit that was being thrown out over at BU (no parts, just the mat, strap, and manual). :P
by Tyrdium
Sun Jan 16, 2005 1:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: LCD Screens - WAY overpriced
Replies: 54
Views: 18741

Riiight... My VP171b (high-end Viewsonic display) cost me about $550 this summer. Now it's down to about $375. 'nuff said.
by Tyrdium
Sun Jan 16, 2005 1:41 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: where to buy NIDEC samsungs online?
Replies: 10
Views: 3055

My Samsung uses a JVC motor and came from Newegg, so... yeah... :P
by Tyrdium
Sat Jan 15, 2005 7:37 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: What to do with an extra ThermalRight NB-1C?
Replies: 3
Views: 1874

Overclocking time! :D
by Tyrdium
Sat Jan 15, 2005 7:34 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice needed on hot, somewhat noisy computer.
Replies: 11
Views: 3099

Okatha wrote:Right, actually the heatsink had the thermal pads on them, not the ram chips themselves.
Right. Sorry, I should've phrased that a bit more clearly.
by Tyrdium
Fri Jan 14, 2005 2:39 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Need a new floppy drive
Replies: 39
Views: 16159

Urgh... Just go for whoever has the better/cheaper product. Capitalism (an American value) at its finest.
by Tyrdium
Fri Jan 14, 2005 12:46 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice needed on hot, somewhat noisy computer.
Replies: 11
Views: 3099

My 6800GT had thermal pads on the bumps where the cooler met the RAM, so I'm guessing it's intended to be used with some type of TIM.
by Tyrdium
Fri Jan 14, 2005 12:41 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Sanyo-Denki SAN ACE MC Self Contained Liquid Cooling Soc 478
Replies: 2
Views: 1714

Huh, interestink... I wonder if the fan can be replaced easily?