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by bchung
Tue Dec 27, 2005 11:43 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: The Role of Convection in PC Cooling
Replies: 5
Views: 3536

While we are on the subject of silent cooling practises that are against what is normally done... I have a heavy medium tower: 80 lbs after insulation. 3/8" foam on 1/4" neoprene on 1/64" aluminum on 1/8" "chickenwire" neoprene on a 0.7mm steel case. I initially had the airflow as is normally recomm...
by bchung
Tue Apr 12, 2005 1:09 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: My new Apple 12" iBook G4 1Ghz is extremely quiet!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 8742

I had a problem with my iBook G4 crashing for no apparent reason with the originaly 256MB only.

I added 1gb from outpost and that solved ALL my stability issues.

I agree the ibook G4 is the quietest notebook/computer I have ever owned.
by bchung
Fri Aug 06, 2004 6:26 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: NCU-2000
Replies: 27
Views: 9062

aidanjm2004 wrote:
bchung wrote:Well, I could be miffed that I didn't wait. But hey, I got my NCU-1000 for $16 shipped.
Where from?
Fleabay
by bchung
Mon Aug 02, 2004 7:38 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: 40C case temp
Replies: 7
Views: 2143

I'd say the temps are pretty good actually. At 35-40C no components should be in any danger. Stability should be you best guage, since the only real damage that can be done to the HDs by heat round abour 55-60 (long term)
by bchung
Mon Aug 02, 2004 4:02 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Buying Seagate 200 drive, short on time!
Replies: 37
Views: 11020

zoob wrote::D

You should have ordered something else to bump it over the $200 mark, where they give you free shipping!

Now let's wait and see if TD actually sends the rebate. :wink:
Lol you'll be waiting a while.
by bchung
Mon Aug 02, 2004 3:09 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Suggestions to make case air flow better
Replies: 16
Views: 4589

Re: Suggestions to make case air flow better

I bought the Neo Classic by GMC which happens to be the very case that Mike C said was not designed well for air flow. I bought a chilli aluminum 1/4" pro case which is even smaller than the neo classic. You got plenty of space to work with, and it seems that things are stable. Wait till I get my c...
by bchung
Mon Aug 02, 2004 2:25 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: stock fan swap for amd
Replies: 4
Views: 1508

However, the fan will be farther away from the heatsink and CPU and thus must work harder (i.e. spin faster) than if you have one right on top of the heatsink. So cooling efficiency goes down. For best results, I suggest you get a new HSF with an 80mm unit (or larger) and larger heatsink. The actua...
by bchung
Mon Aug 02, 2004 2:14 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: NCU-2000
Replies: 27
Views: 9062

Well, I could be miffed that I didn't wait. But hey, I got my NCU-1000 for $16 shipped.

I'll stick with my NCU-1000, since I already made a new base for it to fit my athlon. That is unless, Mike's review says I need to upgrade =)
by bchung
Mon Aug 02, 2004 1:55 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Dremel (Rotary) Tool Recommendation?
Replies: 25
Views: 7329

- avoid using the cutting wheel if possible :) :D what do you use then? I use my friends old Gorton mill. For surfacing, I bought him a 2" fly cutter. Old and beat-up, but the auto-feed still works, even if you always have to check for pitch/yaw of the head. He actually has a surface grinder too, b...
by bchung
Mon Aug 02, 2004 6:49 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Using a Zener Diode to slow PSU fan *pictures*
Replies: 2
Views: 5601

Thanks :D
by bchung
Tue Jul 27, 2004 3:29 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Anyone used Chilli Pro ATX Al case before?
Replies: 12
Views: 3385

*bump* for some pics. I love the aesthetics, but how did you get your motherboard to fit :shock: with the stamped thingy in there. If you mean the back panel, it is removable. The whole case can be taken apart into panels. Makes working on the pieces very easy. Since it is all screws, its not for f...
by bchung
Tue Jul 27, 2004 11:15 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Anyone used Chilli Pro ATX Al case before?
Replies: 12
Views: 3385

bchung: PICS! After submitting my last post I started to think of ways to optimize that case...and remembered that I have a 200W Shuttle PS laying around. Not that I would use it, but the size of Shuttle's XPC PSUs could work well up high in that case. If I only still had mine - also have a mATX bo...
by bchung
Tue Jul 27, 2004 8:22 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Overall best case
Replies: 8
Views: 3457

My vote goes for:

ATX Chilli Pro 1/4"

It was a bit of work to get it silent, but after planning the mods out beforehand, its taken me 3 days to execute the mods. Silent. Sleek. Small. Totally gorgeous. I don't think I'll ever use a different case.
by bchung
Mon Jul 26, 2004 7:30 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Anyone used Chilli Pro ATX Al case before?
Replies: 12
Views: 3385

i have one. yes, it is quite a chore to work with. i've gotten used to it. So I basically I've been going through the list of mods I listed in OP. 0. I didn't actually remove the grill, I covered it with some 1/16" aluminum sheet. Cut a slot at the top of the rear panel and put a VERY slow "slot ex...
by bchung
Sat Jul 24, 2004 4:52 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New method to greatly reduce noise from PSUs (No WCing :D)
Replies: 8
Views: 3159

That was the first mod I had in mind when I got my Chilli pro case. Using the 1/8" Aluminum panels as heatsinks for the isolated FETs. There is a 5V 120mm on the CPU sink inside the case and 2 slow squirrel cage fans. One squirrel cage at the top to vent the hot air at the top of the case. The other...
by bchung
Mon Jul 19, 2004 2:53 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Has anyone tried reversing the rear 80mm fan?
Replies: 2
Views: 1192

Probably not a great idea on a normal lower-front to higher-rear flow geometry, but I am doing it on my Chilli Pro. The Chilli Pro PSU is mounted on the bottom of the base.
by bchung
Sun Jul 18, 2004 9:01 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Anyone used Chilli Pro ATX Al case before?
Replies: 12
Views: 3385

Thanks for the input Ralf. BUT, I'm still went ahead and got it for $64 shipped on fleabay. Since its got those lovely large thick aluminum sides, I'm toying with: - Replacing the plastic base with an aluminum one. Make an aluminum wedge to bridge the CPU to the new base, with maybe a small peltier ...
by bchung
Sat Jul 17, 2004 9:28 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Anyone used Chilli Pro ATX Al case before?
Replies: 12
Views: 3385

Anyone used Chilli Pro ATX Al case before?

Has anyone tried this case? Granted not all mobos will fit due to I/O plate. But nothing a dremel won't fix. Note that the base is plastic and the rear plate appears to be thin steel. Review here with link to e-tailer. Intro: Thick as hell anodized solid aluminum construction (except base) PSU on bo...
by bchung
Fri Jul 16, 2004 7:16 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: The least expensive, most effective noise reduction solution
Replies: 6
Views: 1986

Re: The least expensive, most effective noise reduction solu

humberfut wrote:Image
Lol just got to remember to take them out when your talking to someone.
by bchung
Wed Jul 14, 2004 8:04 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Silly - sound damping with silly-putty?
Replies: 8
Views: 3082

Pretty sure you don't need the silly putty to be hot for it to flow. Its a viscoelastic shear thickening fluid. So if you throw it at a wall, it will bounce back at you like solid rubber. If you let it sit on a flat surface, it will spread to covered the surface, like a liquid. Probably not the kind...
by bchung
Mon Jul 12, 2004 5:24 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Project Watercooled HDD - Improved ZFZ model - err...maybe?
Replies: 16
Views: 4268

TheDarkHacker wrote:accually it is my understanding that most of the hard drive heat emittes from the top and bottom. i may be wrong but i dont know
It is generally regarded the main paths of conduction from a HD are from the sides. But come to think of it, I never did a controlled experiment to prove it.
by bchung
Mon Jul 12, 2004 2:10 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Hotter = Slower???
Replies: 11
Views: 5542

I could be totally wrong about this, but I thought Intel chips had built in thermal protection. So if it gets too hot, the CPU automagically steps down the speed to avoid a meltdown.

Perhaps this was what your friend was referring to?
by bchung
Mon Jul 12, 2004 10:29 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Advantages to a Quiet PC?
Replies: 16
Views: 15771

Personally, I find that it is a quality statement. Higher quality items tend to work better and less intrusively. Just like a Swatch doesn't sound, look or feel like a Patek Philippe. It just so happens that the highest quality in PCs aren't available in a form that is acceptable to most folks on SP...
by bchung
Mon Jul 12, 2004 6:20 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: How much radiation is enough?
Replies: 13
Views: 4090

Ok, about these heatercores. Is there someplace online where you can just buy them? I'm interested in the "putting it together" part of this project, but not really the "hunt down the parts and mod the case" part of the project. I included the dangerden link because it was the only place I've seen ...