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by SungHyun7
Fri Jan 03, 2003 1:59 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: water cooling - Koolance case
Replies: 5
Views: 4933

yea my DIY spirit also gets stomped on by my laziness everyday :) regardless of 3 80mm fans or 2 120mm fans bottomline is koolance stuff isn't the best out there meaning compromises have been made and we'll have to pay for it by louder radiator fans. to make a silent water cooling possible, you need...
by SungHyun7
Fri Jan 03, 2003 1:51 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: IBM 120GXP annoying periodical buzzing noise (DFT OK!)
Replies: 7
Views: 3579

i used to be a die-hard ibm fan but i stopped endorsing them so much... and even more so after reading this post. i really don't know why i liked ibm so much after getting ball bearing problems and numerous bad sectors and after 4 ibm drives that all went bad. i used to have WD in the 386/486 days, ...
by SungHyun7
Fri Jan 03, 2003 1:44 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ZM80A-HP and ZMNB32J INSTALLATION
Replies: 3
Views: 4275

i bought ac3 just to replace the stock thermal grease. i didn't notice any difference, nada, nothing, ney and i wish i knew more languages for the word 'nothing'. anyways, having ac3 on the gpu and other components does give you a psychological reward... it just feels better to have ac3 than to have...
by SungHyun7
Fri Jan 03, 2003 1:37 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: VIA EPIA M 9000 cpu fan removal, anyone?
Replies: 15
Views: 7207

just a non-relevant question.... how reliable are via boards (say c3 for fanless sake)? i can see myself getting one in the future to consolidate all the home entertainment and tv web surfing into one silent machine. i mean i can run xp all year long with my intel chipset. would via board measure up...
by SungHyun7
Fri Jan 03, 2003 1:30 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: MOST POWERFUL VIDEO CARD?
Replies: 12
Views: 3737

yep frys still has them... and oddly, can't seem to get rid of any of them... it's probably no one knows what it is for... i can see four year old girls thinking it's kinda cute to have on top of the monitor (zm-80a) but otherwise, there's just no market for it... whatever it is, i go to frys 1-2tim...
by SungHyun7
Fri Jan 03, 2003 1:22 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: What is the ambient temperature in your computer room?
Replies: 4
Views: 2202

it's freaking cold here in san diego these days. this morning my motherboard ambient was 3*C and my cpu temp was 28*C. it's my first winter in SD... and personally i think SF winter was much warmer... there must've been a heater running without my knowledge in SF then...
by SungHyun7
Fri Jan 03, 2003 1:19 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: water cooling - Koolance case
Replies: 5
Views: 4933

if you have money and not much time, and must have water cooling, that's the way to go.... however, you must realize there are better pumps, way better blocks, better radiator (koolance radiator kit is actually pretty good but there are better ones). oh by the way, that case will be REALLY loud unle...
by SungHyun7
Fri Jan 03, 2003 1:13 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Going for silence
Replies: 4
Views: 2222

gerwin, how much are the psu's? if not too much, mind buying two (or more if others are interested) and shipping them over to usa? :) i have paypal account. mm just curious... my purchasing day is coming close... my water cooling aluminum block design is complete.... just being lazy right now thinki...
by SungHyun7
Thu Jan 02, 2003 2:44 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Going for silence
Replies: 4
Views: 2222

those water-cooled psu's are custom designs... there has been only one water-cooled psu in production (not in USA), and supposedly it's really expensive (~$200+ euro) and only 300w rated (don't wanna get into 300w rate is just a marketting gimick; it can probably take more or less, etc. etc.)... mov...
by SungHyun7
Thu Jan 02, 2003 11:53 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: MOST POWERFUL VIDEO CARD?
Replies: 12
Views: 3737

i'm 99% sure that sapphire's quiet 9700 card is just regular 9700 (which is currently available) + zalman zm80a (currently available for $29.99 at frys). i don't know how much expensive the quiet 9700 card by sapphire is going to be but, if you want the fastest now (and for another month or so), get...
by SungHyun7
Thu Jan 02, 2003 9:08 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Quiet cooling and distributed computing
Replies: 4
Views: 2379

hey ralf, my pIII type-R is also quite silent :D (what's pIII-S anyway? tualatin? hehe my bad, just couldn't help it) i've ran prime 95 (100% load) for 3 days in one weekend straight when i was staying over at my parents' place and ran into no problems at all. same result for 3dmark SE demo. ran it ...
by SungHyun7
Thu Jan 02, 2003 8:50 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: decisions, decisions....
Replies: 11
Views: 3933

simple version of the answer: nexus is better. if you have $30 more extra bucks, buy nexus. some people do like seasonic since you can mod the fan to a quieter one and for other reasons i haven't come across i'm sure. but if you want silence (that's why you're here i'm assuming), get nexus. there's ...
by SungHyun7
Thu Jan 02, 2003 8:46 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan noise of Radeon 9500 Pro or other Radeon cards?
Replies: 12
Views: 5412

hey ralf, i also have sapphire edition. i couldn't get the card working at any resolution below the native windows resolution. meaning i couldn't see anything until i'm finally booted up to windows. it really doesn't matter for me since i rarely turn off my computer... but it does linger in the back...
by SungHyun7
Tue Dec 31, 2002 9:28 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How about external power supplies -- why or why not???
Replies: 4
Views: 3479

Re: How about external power supplies -- why or why not???

I've been thinking it would be a good idea to put the power supply outside the system. Seems that the benefits would be: - isolation: no vibration from fans to be amplified in case - better cooling: more space in case, better airflow, lower temps - easier to cool, mod: seems that you could do more ...
by SungHyun7
Tue Dec 31, 2002 9:22 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan noise of Radeon 9500 Pro or other Radeon cards?
Replies: 12
Views: 5412

Re: Fan noise of Radeon 9500 Pro or other Radeon cards?

Hello, I have been a long time lurker of this forum and I need your help. Does anyone know if the Radeon 9500 Pro video card has a loud fan? Or if anyone can comment about other Radeon cards stock fan noise levels. Thanks! hey here's my input. i had radeon 8500 with fan. sucker was loud. anyways, h...
by SungHyun7
Tue Dec 31, 2002 9:18 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: any good traffic lawyers?
Replies: 5
Views: 2338

hey guys, thanks for the replies. i talked with the state farm today and they said 'they'll take care of it'. hopefully it's as simple as their words... so yea.. hopefully, that's the end of that. insurance company denied his medical claim back then, and now he's sueing me as an individual... statef...
by SungHyun7
Mon Dec 30, 2002 9:33 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: any good traffic lawyers?
Replies: 5
Views: 2338

any good traffic lawyers?

hey guys.... i know this is completely off topic, but this is drying me up pretty badly... so can you guys help me out? okay about a year ago, i got into a very minor accident on the freeway. my car didn't even get a scratch... his car's plastic under skirt was nudged in a bit.... so my insurance co...
by SungHyun7
Sat Dec 21, 2002 7:19 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Removing Thermal Compond Glue
Replies: 8
Views: 3276

hey just don't make the same mistake i did. the small cheap looking (not really cheap if you think of the consequences), WILL come off i you let you exacto knife do its wonders anywhere besides where the epoxy decided to stick. it's like the game of oreos except this one'll be must more expensive......
by SungHyun7
Sat Dec 21, 2002 7:05 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: zalman with panaflo @ 5v. worried.
Replies: 7
Views: 3606

Hello guys! thanks for your replyas -ralf hutter - at 7v, i can hear it distinctively. at 5v, it's DEFINITELY at a virtual silence level, but i can still hear it in a very quiet room at night. and in a normal situation, i can hear it if i concentrated 2-3 seconds to hear it. i thought of putting the...
by SungHyun7
Fri Dec 20, 2002 10:44 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: smallest-quietest-fastest-cheapest PC ?
Replies: 6
Views: 3036

Thanks for the fast replies all. Here's more specifically what I'm looking for. How close can I come? black/dark grey case. max 8" high and 13" wide system is going to be in a listening room so absolute silence is the biggest priority. since i assume i am going to be forced into a slow processor i'...
by SungHyun7
Fri Dec 20, 2002 7:44 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: smallest-quietest-fastest-cheapest PC ?
Replies: 6
Views: 3036

rusty gave you a pretty good idea. bottomline is (as you already know), something fast (for majority of online community) won't be cheap, something cheap won't be fast and usually not silent. give us your price range. then we should be able to help you lot better. just going by my scale, your best b...
by SungHyun7
Thu Dec 19, 2002 8:01 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: zalman with panaflo @ 5v. worried.
Replies: 7
Views: 3606

zalman with panaflo @ 5v. worried.

hiya guys. i got few heaters in my system: p3 1ghz fc-pga western digital 120gb 8mb special edition hdd radeon 9000 non-pro fanless asus cusl2 motherboard only fan now is panaflo @ 5v in my zalman and 90mm zalman fan that came with my cnps-6000cu cpu heatsink (that's been undervolted at 5v with zm-m...
by SungHyun7
Thu Dec 19, 2002 7:52 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD 120GB w/ 8MB Cache questions
Replies: 15
Views: 5404

short answer: it's impossible. long answer: it's hard... after spending about $200 in my journey to silence this m.f. (wd1200jb) and after a few months of enclosing in custom case, suspending, enclosing in rubbermaid lunchbox, smart driving, my drive still whines and annoys the living soul out of me...
by SungHyun7
Thu Dec 19, 2002 3:51 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: just got the smart drive 2002
Replies: 4
Views: 3175

the smart drive has been decoupled already... well i'm just going to wait until i can afford to buy a fdb drive... as i understand it, fdb is not only quieter than its ball bearing counterpart but also superior in reliability as well... it seems like win-win situation... so i'll end up opting for th...
by SungHyun7
Thu Dec 19, 2002 2:40 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: just got the smart drive 2002
Replies: 4
Views: 3175

just got the smart drive 2002

and very dissapointed. i got western digital 120gb 8mb special edition drive. granted, the drive does have lot of whine without the smart dirve 2002, but come onnn... $95 spent on a simple enclosure should take MOST of the noist out... anyways, i must admit, smart drive 2002 did take some of the whi...
by SungHyun7
Thu Dec 19, 2002 11:56 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Hot PSU, is my mobo the culprit?
Replies: 4
Views: 2484

Quiet as in I can hear the buzz from my monitor and fluorescents over the whine and hum of my HD's and fans. that's where i'm at now. good to know someone else is in my shoes as well... :lol: the buzzing from the fluorescents are driving me nuts. as of the monitor, i eliminated the buzz by adjustin...
by SungHyun7
Thu Dec 19, 2002 11:49 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Sound card heat emission?
Replies: 5
Views: 2317

that sounds bit too extreme/odd. i removed my sound blaster audigy card just for the heck of it but cpu and motherboard temperature difference between before/after of sound card removal is 0... i can't think of any likely reason for your findings... other than some outrageous coincidence i can think...
by SungHyun7
Wed Dec 18, 2002 3:15 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: just ordered smart drive 2002 from siliconacoustics
Replies: 5
Views: 2908

oh well... mine's coming tomorrow. google gear has it back ordered now though. i just talked with them on the phone. i'll buy another one if i like it. thanks for the link!
by SungHyun7
Tue Dec 17, 2002 8:49 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: just ordered smart drive 2002 from siliconacoustics
Replies: 5
Views: 2908

i got wd 120gb 8mb special edition drive too. it is a loud drive with an annoying whine. hopefully i can bring you guys a good news!
by SungHyun7
Tue Dec 17, 2002 6:21 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommend a Silent Mouse and Keyboard?
Replies: 477
Views: 645843

mmm maybe my ear back then was spoiled by four ibm dchs scsi drives!