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by Fastman
Fri Sep 17, 2004 7:05 pm
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: SPCR is 2, 3, 4, 5... now 6 yrs old!
Replies: 55
Views: 96126

already? How time flies when you are having fun :D :)
by Fastman
Mon Sep 06, 2004 7:22 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Water Cooling Circuits Analysis (A liquid cooling work log)
Replies: 144
Views: 108470

1 pump / 2 cooling loops in parallel ??

I was wondering how you think the system would work with only 1 pump and and 2 parallel cooling loops?

This would allow the one pump to pump against less resistance and provide more flow than all cooling blocks in series.
by Fastman
Sun Dec 14, 2003 8:03 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Horizontal or Vertical suspension?
Replies: 13
Views: 3880

Thanks ( for not being silent about this :lol: ).

I thought I remebered something about changing orientation of drives after they were formatted and this resulting in some data problems.

I must have been dreaming last night.

Off to finish transferring my system.
by Fastman
Sat Dec 13, 2003 10:12 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Horizontal or Vertical suspension?
Replies: 13
Views: 3880

Horizontal or Vertical suspension?

I am transferring my computer into its new home - the :D fall silent upgrade . I could not figure out a way to add the elastic suspension system into the 5.25 bays. I drilled some holes to install the elastic in the front bottom of the case, below the 3.5" drive cage. Next is to string the elastic a...
by Fastman
Sun Aug 31, 2003 6:37 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Cooler Master Musketeer
Replies: 25
Views: 6849

Here is a better english translation .
by Fastman
Tue Aug 26, 2003 11:48 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fanless, thin PCI graphics card needed.
Replies: 5
Views: 4449

One of our rack mount servers had an adapter that extended the PCI (AGP?) slot and rotated it 90 degrees. This results in the video card being parallel to the motherboard and about 1.5 inches away. If you could find one, this would allow you to choose from regular height graphic cards. Hope this hel...
by Fastman
Sun Aug 17, 2003 8:12 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: How many fans is too many?
Replies: 5
Views: 1758

How loud is the pump? Is it mounted on foam?
compared to the other quiet components?
by Fastman
Sun Aug 17, 2003 7:52 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: A question on quieting drives...
Replies: 7
Views: 2122

I can't see why connecting a wire (HDD - case) should cause any vibration resulting in noise :P If you use a large solid wire , #2 gauge (about 5 mm diameter), I am sure we could notice some vibration. :mrgreen: (this is meant to be humerous, as I hope nobody would consider this for their hard drive)
by Fastman
Mon Jul 28, 2003 7:04 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Where to get rubber cord for HD dampening(in Sweden..)
Replies: 16
Views: 3164

2 other sources I have found the thin elastic cord in Canada are

:arrow: fabric (sewing) stores

:arrow: outdoor stores as mountain climbing accessories (also used in tents, packs and more)

I am sure you must have similar stores :arrow:
by Fastman
Thu May 29, 2003 8:21 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Does this exist?
Replies: 19
Views: 5051

Re: Cooling interior temp

2. You could build a fancy peltier block on the exterior of the case. You would put a perforated cool side (cooling radiator) on the inside of a tube that is fed to a intake fan. The top hot side would sit outside the duct and cool be cooled enough by a quiet fan. :-) Could you seal the case and us...
by Fastman
Tue May 13, 2003 8:10 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Ambient noise w/0dBA sensitivity SLM
Replies: 12
Views: 2471

I second the motion :)

I would like to see readings for the refrigerator and heatins system fans (assuming your house has a furnace and ducts).

We'll have to rename the site to ---
silent house review --> can you hear your plants grow? :shock:
by Fastman
Thu May 08, 2003 8:03 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling in a 5.25 Bay !!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 4866

the noisest components, the HD and the PSU don't really benefit.
Even worse, this device seems to exhaust its heat inside the case; ensuring that your psu fan makes more noise.
by Fastman
Sat May 03, 2003 9:24 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Jut about crapped my pants - 120mm Papst fans for $4.00!?!?!
Replies: 2
Views: 1806

Wasn't there an earlier post about using these at 12V (or less)?
I thought someone was trying it out, or maybe they were just theorizing?
by Fastman
Sat May 03, 2003 8:07 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: IBM Deskstar RMA Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 3749

I think a shipping company would have to have tracking to allow insurance. Otherwise, they could have claims of non-delivery even though it was delivered. Maybe some of them don't bother with this though. According to Canda post http://www.canadapost.ca/scripts/rc/USRate.dll?ParcelRate The following...
by Fastman
Fri May 02, 2003 8:59 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: IBM Deskstar RMA Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 3749

I have just shipped a dead deathstar (deskstar) HD for replacement. Shipping from Canada to US was a pain. UPS requires you to fill out 2 or 3 separate forms. My wife attempted to ship this and phoined me to get some of the values. When i got home, i managed to find all of the qrequired details othe...
by Fastman
Thu May 01, 2003 8:36 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: We broke 100!
Replies: 48
Views: 24050

and to think ofall those units i 'wasted' computing for some other team
Score 874.31
WU 35

Where do you get the concise summary many of you use as your sig?
by Fastman
Wed Apr 30, 2003 12:49 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Hush Technologies Mini-ITX PC Review
Replies: 1
Views: 1545

I saw this system mentioned in a slashdot article. The other interesting system mentioned was the Solar PC . It has several interesting components: - 50 / 60W laptop-brick power supply and options of - solid state disks, and :arrow: solar panels / battery to run your system :shock: :D :idea: This sy...
by Fastman
Mon Mar 17, 2003 6:50 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Do Barracuda IV's cause PSU coil whine? mine does
Replies: 44
Views: 23414

what exactly is a ferrite ring? just a magnet basically? Ferrite is a form of iron. For EMI noise, whether it is magnetic is not important. The ring is an inductor that evens out electic voltage swings. This http://www.qedata.se/e_emikomp.htm explains a bit about EMI suppression and different ways ...
by Fastman
Fri Feb 28, 2003 2:43 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Any review of water cooling units for silence level?
Replies: 10
Views: 6060

compressor?

:shock: If you are running a compressor it is definitely the noisiest part of your pc.

Most water cooling setups have a pump and radiator (with or without a fan) but no compressor. Wehn it comes time to watercool, I would find / build a large radiator so that i don't need a fan.
by Fastman
Fri Feb 28, 2003 2:39 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Sunon Magnetic Levitation System - any good?
Replies: 7
Views: 3138

According to the specs on that page
for 40 x40 x 10 fans,
the noise is :cry: 36 dB for 8.6cfm at 8800 rpm for fastest in series
or 25 db, 5.9cfm, 5500 rpm for the slowest in the series.

They don't seem very quiet.

No room for a larger, quieter fan? Could you mount a fan on the outside?
by Fastman
Fri Jan 31, 2003 9:45 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Dielectric coolant recommendations anyone?
Replies: 6
Views: 2821

Cooling fluids

How about gases, like nitrogen and the noble gases? Higher pressure may make designing the cooling system more work. How easy is to pump them? or do you have to liquefy your cooling system? If we have a mix of gases / liquids we end up with heat pipes. Would a heat pipe with pentane work well? bp in...
by Fastman
Thu Jan 30, 2003 10:35 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: El cheapo hard drive suspension
Replies: 2
Views: 1470

Try this topic
http://www.silentpcreview.com/modules.p ... d=8&page=1
for more information on your idea.

It is quite effective for vibration to use the stretch cord and suspend your Hard drive.
by Fastman
Wed Jan 29, 2003 4:19 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Airflow idea - bottom mounted case fans, passive top exhaust
Replies: 6
Views: 3396

Why not use the PSU with or without the fan, as your exhaust port?

This saves cutting more holes and focuses airflow on a potential hot spot.
by Fastman
Wed Jan 29, 2003 4:10 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: shoe laces for fan decoupling
Replies: 7
Views: 2708

crisspy wrote:
GamingGod wrote:where would someone get that thick rubber string?
Stretch cord is also available at outdoor stores, like MEC (can't find it on their web site, though).
by Fastman
Wed Jan 29, 2003 11:05 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: shoe laces for fan decoupling
Replies: 7
Views: 2708

Bike Helmets

Any sort of foam loses its properties at some point. Foam beds should be replaced after 5-10 years due to loss of support. Sneakers should be replaced after a year or less due to declining shock absorption. Bike helmets within 5 years because the foam will not absorb the impact and not protect your...
by Fastman
Wed Jan 29, 2003 10:49 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Wood case - Pros/Cons
Replies: 13
Views: 8236

bluehat wrote: Lightning could cause a voltage peak to modem line and set fire.
Your surge protector with telephone and/or network surge protection will keep this out of the case. Try APC as one quality brand (igoring the recent recall)

:wink: What is a modem? :wink:[/b]
by Fastman
Thu Jan 16, 2003 7:51 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: DIY cabinet?
Replies: 14
Views: 8568

Opening somewhere - how about for cable

And that, my friend, is precisely why you have to have a hinged door. Until they develop teleportation, you will need to have some kind of opening to change your CDs. And while it would be relatively easy to seal a large door on the front of your computer (a rubber gasket, or even weather-stripping...
by Fastman
Wed Nov 20, 2002 9:49 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: GForce4 MX440
Replies: 4
Views: 2229

What would you recommend for a gforce 2MX?

I just checked and the fan has died so it is running quite hot at the moment.
At least in the short term, I think I am further ahead to remove the dead fan.

Can I run it bare (no heatsink, no fan) indefinetely? or should I mount a passive heatsink on it?
by Fastman
Sat Nov 16, 2002 11:35 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Site navigation / usability poll
Replies: 13
Views: 9398

What version of Mozilla are you using? I don't think this is a site problem. Mozilla is 1.2b date 20021016. I have confirmed that another identical machine in the office is working fine. It is a puzzle as to why I only noticed this problem at this one site. I'll have to reinstall Mozilla and see if...
by Fastman
Fri Nov 15, 2002 9:40 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Site navigation / usability poll
Replies: 13
Views: 9398

Can you point to a couple of specific links that you can't right click on? Here are some: http://www.silentpcreview.com/ Welcome section --> None of those links will do anything when I right click on them. Your suggestion of middle clicking works well. But I won't be doing that often, as the middle...