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by axle
Sun May 18, 2008 7:01 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silence with a X2 4850e or Phenom 9100e?
Replies: 10
Views: 5045

by axle
Sun May 18, 2008 6:41 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silence with a X2 4850e or Phenom 9100e?
Replies: 10
Views: 5045

This is really interesting. I've been considering the 4850e because I thought the 45w would be a cinch to cool with a ninja or minja, but I'd be putting in a Word/Firefox machine (ie, never under full load). Tom's Hardware ( here ) has the 4850e at 42w idle with CnQ, 74 watts under load. I'm not an ...
by axle
Wed Jan 19, 2005 9:29 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Apple's new SFF box: "Mac mini" is here!
Replies: 38
Views: 20230

Ugh, I can't believe I like it. It looks fantastic. But it's... mac? As in, apple? As in, the eMac bone white...thing...that sometimes works as a computer? I love the looks, though. I don't like the ONE DDR slot, or that it writes CDRs at 24x. 24x! Or that you have to buy a HD... I need uber space, ...
by axle
Sun Jan 16, 2005 8:20 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Very simple, very cheap, and VERY quiet.
Replies: 1
Views: 2765

Very simple, very cheap, and VERY quiet.

After years and years of trying everything in sight, this is the very best. I tried watercooling, passive watercooling, zero fans, the 'Cuda drives, hundreds of different fans, a few cases, many heatsinks, and 5 PSUs. And this is still the best. Specs: +Abit NF7-S v1.old +1700+ DUT3C (1.47v) +GF4 Ti...
by axle
Thu May 20, 2004 7:00 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Why this is a certifiable predicament.
Replies: 17
Views: 3745

Huh, well it's a little too late for that, but it does look interesting.

And you know, maybe it's because my new unit isn't in a case, but the motor noise on this fan is incredible! If I void the warranty anytime soon to sleeve it, I'm going to try to rig an OEM Panaflo in there...
by axle
Wed May 19, 2004 4:29 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Why this is a certifiable predicament.
Replies: 17
Views: 3745

Oh yeah, it was very loud. But I replaced the fan with an L1A on my Sunbeam controller. Honestly I can't tell the difference between an 80mm L1A @ 4-5v or so, and this 120mm at whatver the onboard controller is doing. Also, gave the Seasonic the biggest test I could think of... 7 hard drives; it's n...
by axle
Wed May 19, 2004 1:53 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Why this is a certifiable predicament.
Replies: 17
Views: 3745

Well, I hope mine doesn't start. If it does, back to Seasonic it goes. I totally agree with that, though; in the very short time I've had it I'm very impressed. Just about the quietest unit (stock) I've ever used. Glad I spent the money, just seems to be a very solid unit. Only thing I don't like is...
by axle
Wed May 19, 2004 1:14 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Why this is a certifiable predicament.
Replies: 17
Views: 3745

Well, I got what I expected. What exactly is supposed to be wrong with rev A2? Nothing seems the matter, yet...been running for 10 minutes or so now.

Seeking shelter from explosion presently.
by axle
Sat May 15, 2004 10:05 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Higher PSU rating = quieter?
Replies: 6
Views: 2104

I'd say 350-400 watts sounds good. 300 would probably do it (actually I'm 99.998% certain it would do it), but larger may last you longer (ie when you buy a 64 bit chip and Radeon 12000XT). Anyway, it all depends on price for 400 watts. If you have $150, PC Power & Cooling probably makes the best un...
by axle
Thu May 13, 2004 11:24 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Why this is a certifiable predicament.
Replies: 17
Views: 3745

Perfect, I hope I get an A1! Sorry, I already ordered my Seasonic last night (and it already shipped! I'm impressed, Axion)... also I just don't know about Zalman products. I do love most of their HSs, but I have trouble trusting them to meddle in power units (even though they don't actually make th...
by axle
Wed May 12, 2004 6:27 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Why this is a certifiable predicament.
Replies: 17
Views: 3745

Hmm. I'll check that out before using it...usually things get better with a later revisions, don't they... :rolleyes:

If it turns out to be a bum unit, I'll just have to find a new EMI IEC inlet filter somewhere, to replace the one my PCP&C =(

Anyway, I'll keep that in mind--thanks, MikeC.
by axle
Wed May 12, 2004 1:02 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Why this is a certifiable predicament.
Replies: 17
Views: 3745

Aye, the Phantom. I don't think I'd ever buy one, even if they cost $30. Which they won't =D Anyway, I think I'm going to begin sobbing and pay the $65. The efficiency is just too good looking. Also, I know very well that PSUs (my PCP&C, for instance, was this way) can make very little noise with th...
by axle
Tue May 11, 2004 6:03 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Why this is a certifiable predicament.
Replies: 17
Views: 3745

Why this is a certifiable predicament.

I do believe I have to be in the market for a new unit, these days; my PCP&C has been very good to me, but it may be time for her to retire. It's a 400watt unit, and maybe 6 years old. Anyway, the options: http://www.silentpcreview.com/files/images/tornado/tornado3.jpg Seasonic Tornado 300 - $65 htt...
by axle
Tue May 11, 2004 5:18 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Sorbothane: this stuff is cool!
Replies: 21
Views: 6693

You know, damnit, I'm just not a very smart person. I got 4x4 of 1/2" at 50 Duro, and sticky (and oh do they me sticky on all 6 sides). It's really cool stuff, and probably works great, but 1/2" is way way WAY too thick. And expensive. $7.

I wish I'd listen =}
by axle
Fri May 07, 2004 7:29 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 250GB Drive That's Quiet?
Replies: 6
Views: 2384

Wow, that 7k250 looks great!! Now only to find a good price on it... or sell lots of old stuff. It's not like it's intolerable (the SDs really are effective), but it's just noticeably louder than any of my other drives...which is annoying. Now I have owned a Seagate Cuda IV 80GB, and yes--it really ...
by axle
Tue May 04, 2004 6:25 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 250GB Drive That's Quiet?
Replies: 6
Views: 2384

250GB Drive That's Quiet?

Hello, all. Currently I have a WD 120GB drive (I believe it may have been the "special edition" one) in a SilentDrive 2002, the older silver one. It's nearly inaudible; working very well. This past Christmas I was given a 250GB WD drive, and even in the new (black) SilentDrive I was also given, it's...
by axle
Tue May 04, 2004 6:08 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Sorbothane: this stuff is cool!
Replies: 21
Views: 6693

Perfect, thanks! Shame, I just placed an order with McMaster... oh well. I can't wait to get it; with Panaflos these days, fan noise is basically (for me, at least), a non-concern; it's the HD. In a SilentDrive it's reduced 85%, the only thing left to do is stop the vibration...this stuff looks perf...
by axle
Mon May 03, 2004 7:50 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Sorbothane: this stuff is cool!
Replies: 21
Views: 6693

Wumpus: Have you tried this stuff out yet? It looks fantastic, but you think 1/8" is thick enough?
by axle
Wed Apr 21, 2004 4:41 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Good cheap HSF for a Pally these days?
Replies: 8
Views: 3212

Small update. Only took Fedex about 70 hours to get the two FalconRocks from Edison NJ to me (were I to throw a modestly-sized rock from my roof, I would likely strike the Newegg warehouse. Oh well) Anyway, these sinks aren't good--they're great ! For the money I paid, even at full RPM it's tolerabl...
by axle
Mon Apr 19, 2004 1:48 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Quiet Black Knight, Prescott Powered.
Replies: 25
Views: 16799

How is Ahanix's build quality? I was looking at the Landrover... sturdy?

Anyway, looks great! Love the clean builds. :-)
by axle
Sun Apr 18, 2004 7:48 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Good cheap HSF for a Pally these days?
Replies: 8
Views: 3212

Looks good to me!! I got two for the price.

Thanks, everyone; I've been dragging my feet on doing this for months and months now (I WC, so I don't have any HSF to speak of--anywhere), and now it's done.

Thanks again,
lex
by axle
Sat Apr 17, 2004 3:37 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Good cheap HSF for a Pally these days?
Replies: 8
Views: 3212

Good cheap HSF for a Pally these days?

Any advice? I have an old 1600+ Pally and my brother's damaged Shuttle nf2 board (a few ram slots and the lan doesn't work...but it'll make a mighty fine platform to try Gentoo out on), just not an HSF (...anymore...COUGH!). Quiet would be cool, but I'm look absolutely not a penny more than $20. If ...
by axle
Sat Oct 18, 2003 1:09 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 8CM fan that moves mucho air, quietly (for receiver)?
Replies: 6
Views: 2238

That's the guy I got mine from! I guess I'm just hearing things (again..)... Turns out I'm cheaper than even I thought, though, I just wired an old relitively broken (due to general stupidity) Panaflo into my Sunbeam. Not silent, but MUCH better than the Nidec! As some money falls into my wallet I'l...
by axle
Thu Oct 16, 2003 11:32 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 8CM fan that moves mucho air, quietly (for receiver)?
Replies: 6
Views: 2238

First, thank you both for the responses! dukla, you do bring up a good point that maybe I don't need that much airflow. It has been reasonably proved that it can run fanless, so maybe just the slightest CFM would do. The case it pretty well perforated, so it's not creating any sort of pressure. Ralf...
by axle
Sat Oct 11, 2003 7:00 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 8CM fan that moves mucho air, quietly (for receiver)?
Replies: 6
Views: 2238

8CM fan that moves mucho air, quietly (for receiver)?

Hello, everyone :-) I know many of you out there are audiophiles, so you're more than welcome to laugh at my system! I know I do, but it's the best I can afford :-D Anyway, I have a Technics SA AX540 500w receiver that came with a Nidec fan strapped on the back, supposedly activated by volume level....
by axle
Wed Aug 20, 2003 6:41 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Has anyone tried passive water cooling?
Replies: 16
Views: 8455

:D Hey, may not be pretty, but running a 1700+ @ 2.3 w/ under 35c load comps for the bad fung shui. Pumpless- I don't see the point. I can't hear my pump over the soft buzzing of my BEAU-TI-FUL Philips 107p, which I can't hear above my single WD HD in a smartDrive. The system is silent; I keep swear...
by axle
Tue Aug 19, 2003 12:11 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Has anyone tried passive water cooling?
Replies: 16
Views: 8455

I've been passive WC'd for quite some time now, and gone through many MANY revisions (I've had some BAD ideas), but this particular Gerwin (c) (:-D) style rad has always been good to me. <<<edit>>> Blew the margins, sorry :( 20 ft of spiral tubing I scored off ebay for $10 is good for about 5c when ...
by axle
Mon Aug 18, 2003 2:55 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Quiet Cube Cases
Replies: 9
Views: 3477

Oh don't bother with that, I'm going to win the lotto tomorrow, and I'll share :D

I know what rad you mean, though, I got shipped the wrong part from NAPA so I'm off to their store to replace it tomorrow- a rad big enough to fit 2 120mm fans per side, right? Black?
by axle
Mon Aug 18, 2003 11:51 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Quiet Cube Cases
Replies: 9
Views: 3477

I'd take a look through here - some folks (read: some) did an excellent job of fitting everything into near flex atx cases.

This guy has done one of the best jobs I've ever seen.

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by axle
Mon Aug 18, 2003 9:48 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Guess I'm not getting a Prescott.. 100W heat!
Replies: 82
Views: 21892

The $600 price tag is a bigger deal than 100w, to me.