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by Spinner
Thu Aug 25, 2005 9:15 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Help! seeking "new" PSU/wattage advice and brand.
Replies: 3
Views: 1645

I have about the same power profile as you do (P4 2.4, ATI Radeon 9600 Pro, 1 HDD) and I chose a Seasonic S12-380. It performs admirably. My Zalman CNPS-7000AlCu is noisier than my PSU. I have tried it in two different cases and in both the noise was extremely low (I have to put my ear beside it to ...
by Spinner
Sat Aug 06, 2005 7:13 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Enermax 420w NoiseMAKER!?
Replies: 8
Views: 2369

This should give you some ideas :)
by Spinner
Wed Jun 22, 2005 6:58 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: CPU_FAN failure?
Replies: 11
Views: 2215

I would connect the Panaflo directly to the mobo header. Computer fans draw so little power (especially an L1A) that it's almost impossible to adversely affect the mobo in any way, and the header was designed for that purpose after all. But sthayashi's suggestion would be needed anyway since the fan...
by Spinner
Thu Jun 09, 2005 12:17 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P180 Now Shipping
Replies: 13
Views: 4771

preti9cboi wrote:OUT OF STOCK MAN!!!

anywhere else i can purchase it?
As mentioned in the preview :

U.S. : www.endpcnoise.com
Canada : www.frontierpc.com

These are the only two companies which will sell the black SPCR edition.
by Spinner
Fri May 27, 2005 9:58 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P180: A visual tour
Replies: 224
Views: 165341

If there're no intake fans installed, will air be pulled in only through the dust filters? Probably not. Unless the case is completely airtight except for the fan holes, some air will leak through the spaces between the optical drive bay panels, etc, but most of it should come in through the filter...
by Spinner
Fri May 27, 2005 9:32 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P180: A visual tour
Replies: 224
Views: 165341

Cases available for preorder in Canada

The cases are now available for preorder @ FrontierPC. One of the two cases doesn't have a picture, so I guess it's the SPCR black one. Silver I've noticed the cases are not displayed in the "silent" section, only in the regular cases one. I'll send them an email about that. Incredibly good work, Mi...
by Spinner
Sat Apr 02, 2005 11:17 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: New core (QMD) gives BigWU's with even more PPD.
Replies: 13
Views: 5476

Boy does it consume memory... I have 2 iterations running right now (Hyperthreading CPU) and I'm not sure my 1 GB of RAM will be enough :( At least there's a substantial point bonus for this.
by Spinner
Tue Mar 29, 2005 6:03 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Start up fan speed
Replies: 6
Views: 1447

A zener diode would drop the voltage, yet allow full current at startup.
by Spinner
Fri Mar 25, 2005 1:57 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Probably not quiet enough for you
Replies: 7
Views: 2123

nici wrote:Heres a link where ISO 7779 is described, http://www.silent.se/iso-7779.php
There's even a link to Mike Chin's PC white paper on noise measurement made for VIA :)
by Spinner
Wed Mar 23, 2005 12:55 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Do any of you guys leave your PCI slots uncovered?
Replies: 12
Views: 4286

It depends on a few things. Would the fan blow air out or into the case ? And is your case pressure negative or positive ? The effects of doing this can be difficult to predict. The airflow of your case might change for worse and if your case pressure is negative, dust might come in, which Bluefront...
by Spinner
Tue Mar 22, 2005 4:27 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12-430 - experience after one day
Replies: 10
Views: 3343

I just got a S12-380, and I am also a very happy customer. The Seasonic replaces a 2-year-old 360W High Power PSU (without PFC) which was quite noisy, especially after one of its fans started making some annoying bearing noise. The noise emitted by the Yate Loon fan in the PSU (at ~35°C intake and ~...
by Spinner
Sun Mar 06, 2005 9:13 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Where to buy Seasonic Super Tornado in the UK?
Replies: 11
Views: 2251

Generally,when a product is not there, it is because no one has tried it. Since there are so many products out there, it is difficult for our community to take a look at all of them. The spec sheet of the Akasa 460 you supplied isn't very detailed. The main 2 things I found missing are the eficiency...
by Spinner
Sun Jan 23, 2005 9:20 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Why can't we post pictures ?
Replies: 8
Views: 6287

We can...

Just encase the URL of the file you want to show in tags like so

Code: Select all

[img]SomePictureURL[/img]
like here :

Image
by Spinner
Wed Jan 19, 2005 8:14 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Zalman VF700 Confusion.
Replies: 6
Views: 2789

Getting 7V to the VF700 requires a little rewiring of the included molex adapter (there's no fan mate included), though, so I don't know if it's worth the trouble, since even at 5V, the Zalman heatsink is probably cooler than the stock one. Edit : I checked a review posted in HardForums and on the 6...
by Spinner
Thu Dec 30, 2004 1:08 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Is this true about PFC
Replies: 11
Views: 3083

But active PFC also acts as a very good power regulator, and that probably improves the durability of all the computer's components. Wouldn't that be worth the small efficiency trade-off?
by Spinner
Tue Dec 07, 2004 8:43 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: How do I apply the THERMAL paste?
Replies: 18
Views: 5286

Re: Okay, got my Arctic Silver 5, and ready to apply...

a) With the the Zalman 7700 series, you cannot really "twist it around" as suggested. It's basically lower the heatsink on top of the CPU and screw in the screws. Or am I missing something? As Arctic Silver put it : Please note that some heatsinks cannot be twisted once mounted. You have 2 alternat...
by Spinner
Thu Nov 04, 2004 5:14 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate answers about 7200.8
Replies: 42
Views: 28448

Here's an interesting white paper from Seagate about NCQ.

As I understand it, we'll have to wait for SATA II to be able to use NCQ.
by Spinner
Thu Oct 28, 2004 7:47 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung spinpoint in Montreal (Canada) ???
Replies: 1
Views: 991

I have found only one place around Montreal which has Samsung drives. They have a few Spinpoints, but I don't know if they have the NIDEC motor. It's located in Longueuil, only a few minutes from tunnel L-H-Lafontaine. Their website It's a very small buisness, but I bought my whole computer there an...
by Spinner
Wed Oct 20, 2004 6:43 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is it safe to run 2 Globe 120 mm fans with 7V adapter?
Replies: 16
Views: 3078

Do you have an AMD processor ? If so, you can be certain many amperes will be drawn from the 5V line. I had forgotten to ask that. PCI cards also use the 5V line, but not AGP cards. I'm quite sure the power for RAM comes from the 3.3V line BTW. Edit: I just checked and most recent motherboards indee...
by Spinner
Wed Oct 20, 2004 11:51 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is it safe to run 2 Globe 120 mm fans with 7V adapter?
Replies: 16
Views: 3078

Both optical drives probably draw some, and maybe the FDD too. Best thing would be to check on the manufacturer's site. I know some HDDs don't draw any current on the 5V lead (the Seagate SATA drives and the IDE ones don't IIRC), but maybe yours does. I have no way to make sure, but LEDs usually hav...
by Spinner
Wed Oct 20, 2004 11:17 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is it safe to run 2 Globe 120 mm fans with 7V adapter?
Replies: 16
Views: 3078

All 5V wires are connected to the same lead, since all PSUs I know have only one +5V lead. So it doesn't matter which wire your 7-volted fans or your other devices are connected on, as long as there are enough devices using 5V. You need to draw 360mA on the 5V lead specifically, not from other leads...
by Spinner
Wed Oct 20, 2004 8:48 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is it safe to run 2 Globe 120 mm fans with 7V adapter?
Replies: 16
Views: 3078

I would be careful about putting 2 120mm fans at 7 volts. According to Globe's specs , each fan needs 180mA, so that would mean 360mA total. If I'm not mistaken, that would mean 5V at 360mA would be going back to the PS, if you're using the 7V trick, that is. So make sure you have enough devices to ...
by Spinner
Mon Oct 18, 2004 5:04 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: US/Canadian store to buy Seasonic PSU
Replies: 3
Views: 1411

Re: US/Canadian store to buy Seasonic PSU

Hi everyone, I'm assembling a new pc and of course I want it to be silent. Reading the recommend PSU guide it says that the new Rev A3 of the Seasonic Super Tornado 300 is the most silent one. Apparently previous revisions had a problem with the fan and the efficienty or something. My question is, ...
by Spinner
Mon Oct 04, 2004 5:02 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's Test / Sound Lab: A Short Tour
Replies: 24
Views: 18694

Nice idea to include fan acoustics in reviews I gotta say - gives a much clearer impression of noise than written explanations. Even if we can't set our speakers to the same levels as an actual operating panaflo it still gives an excellent relative noise comparison. And knowing the quality of the n...
by Spinner
Mon Sep 27, 2004 2:33 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How I spent my Saturday afternoon
Replies: 10
Views: 3184

Really nice work !
ceraf wrote:Just to be picky on things, shouldn't the middle two small heatsinks be rotated about 90 degrees so that air passes through nicely?
I guess the original idea was to run the thing fanless, so convection would be more efficient with the fins aligned vertically :wink:
by Spinner
Wed Sep 22, 2004 6:48 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Help I am having PSU issues
Replies: 41
Views: 13232

I think I've found the problem : According to this site , the problem seems to come from the memory. So I checked the motherboard's recommendations here and here's what they say for your motherboard : Due to the High Performance Memory design, motherboards or system configurations may or may not ope...
by Spinner
Tue Sep 21, 2004 6:32 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Help I am having PSU issues
Replies: 41
Views: 13232

when it shuts down I see a blue screen with text flash up trying to tell me something That's a BSOD, a Blue Screen of Death. I had some IRQ conflicts a while ago and they ended like this. You should be able to find out a few things about the BSOD by looking at the System Event log (Controol Panel>A...
by Spinner
Mon Sep 20, 2004 6:48 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU Ticking when powered down? Erk.
Replies: 9
Views: 1981

:lol: :lol: :lol:

And if I might make a suggestion, it would be better to do 2) before 1)...
by Spinner
Mon Sep 13, 2004 7:19 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Buy Arimidex
Replies: 9
Views: 3081

This article on Tom's Hardware has good info on this. When talking about an example of PSU label, he says this : the currents of the individual strands are limited: 26 A, 42 A and 18 A are the maximum current of the +3.3-, +5- and +12-volt lines in our example. So if you have too many components usi...
by Spinner
Sat Sep 11, 2004 7:44 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quiet DVD burner?
Replies: 15
Views: 3860

I bought a Pioneer DVR-108 yesterday, an OEM version of the DVR-A08XL. Despite being a quite powerful DVD burner (16x write speed and dual-layer writing at 4x), it is quieter than my OEM LG DVD reader when reading a DVD or a CD, but the tray is slightly noisier than the LG drive. I haven't tried bur...