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by CRT_Leech
Fri Jul 16, 2004 6:58 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Aopen XC Cube AV (EA65)
Replies: 2
Views: 1937

Yea, I'm waiting for different review, like from techreport.com, something a bit more in depth. I'd like to see how difficult it would be to swap the power supply fan and such, also, I would like to see the 65-II version, with heat pipe cooling, which may be quieter, that has a 270Watt power supply....
by CRT_Leech
Thu Jul 15, 2004 9:53 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Question about CableGami
Replies: 19
Views: 6407

Tibors wrote:
CRT_Leech wrote:Just use the plastic bag that your motheroard came in (which better be an anti-static bag!)
There is another thread on this forums, where someone fried a mobo by placing it on that bag. Those bags are made anti-static by applying a conductive layer on the outside.
Doh!
by CRT_Leech
Thu Jul 15, 2004 9:34 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Aopen XC Cube AV (EA65)
Replies: 2
Views: 1937

Aopen XC Cube AV (EA65)

Here's an interesting mini HTPC: http://www.tomshardware.com/howto/20040715/index.html

I'm interested in the EA65-II, which lists a stronger power supply and heat pipe heatsink.
by CRT_Leech
Tue Jul 13, 2004 8:34 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Question about CableGami
Replies: 19
Views: 6407

Just use the plastic bag that your motheroard came in (which better be an anti-static bag!). You could cut it or fold it to the appropriate shape/size, or otherwise punch holes in the appropriate locations, with the opening facing the side where your cables will entering/exiting and you should be go...
by CRT_Leech
Fri Jul 09, 2004 11:07 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: What's a good quiet fan and where can I get it?
Replies: 11
Views: 3530

I've been running a Panaflo 92mm L1A on my Thermalright SLK-900U on my P4 2.66@533MHz FSB for over a year now. The hottest I've seen it was around 107 farenheit, with a room temp of 80 degrees, after hours of EverQuest or City of Heros, with maximum image quality settings. It should be fine. =) Thou...
by CRT_Leech
Tue Jul 06, 2004 2:25 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright XP-120
Replies: 254
Views: 97456

Preview on Thermalright.com is up

Check out the fan they list as the "stock fan" = Maker: Panaflo (Panasonic)
Model: FBA12G12L1A

Compatability charts and more information will come out when mass production units leave the assembly line.
by CRT_Leech
Tue Jun 29, 2004 9:38 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Using Fiberglass?
Replies: 10
Views: 3972

[quote="MistaMuShu"]i totally don't mind how my case looks. I just need a cheap solution to quiet. What do I use to make it harden? You mentioned resin?[/quote] I was thinking of the fiberglass as in sheets (like a thick cloth), used with resin, to make boats, funny cars, and Chevrolet Corvettes. If...
by CRT_Leech
Mon Jun 28, 2004 9:47 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Using Fiberglass?
Replies: 10
Views: 3972

If you are not too concerned with the looks of your case, you could encase the outside of your case in fiberglass to increase it's density, which would cut down noise. Inside your case, you could layer it, maybe? I don't know how good it would work, compared to foam, probably nowhere near as good, u...
by CRT_Leech
Thu Jun 17, 2004 8:23 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: internal USB 2.0 3.5" floppy drives?
Replies: 9
Views: 2668

USB 2.0 only (no 34 pin cable), internal and external FDD's

Here's one that is internal USB 2.0, with card readers: http://tekgems.com/Products/et-10133-fdd-blk-fa404m.htm Here's a couple externals: http://www.storagebysony.com/reseller/media/mpf82e_rev2_data.pdf http://www.cleansweepsupply.com/pages/skugroup29775.html They all are one cable solutions, the o...
by CRT_Leech
Wed Jun 16, 2004 12:18 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Best floppy drive?
Replies: 29
Views: 16427

[quote="tempeteduson"].... BTW does the Sony drive have shrouded data connectors?[/quote] Yes. See the picture in this link: http://www.newegg.com/app/Showimage.asp?image=21-103-116-06.jpg/21-103-116-07.jpg Also, you can get, as a $9.85 option at Directron.com (which costs more then the $8.99 sale p...
by CRT_Leech
Tue Jun 15, 2004 1:44 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: 3 fanless components from thermaltake
Replies: 17
Views: 4480

[quote="shathal"][quote="CRT_Leech"]I hate to say it, but, if some of these products actually hold up to their hype (I know, doubtfull) they may actually be pretty good. The case has potential, with dual 120mm fans and other "improvements" over the WaveMaster. <Snip> [/quote] Potential? Let me point...
by CRT_Leech
Mon Jun 14, 2004 7:17 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Best floppy drive?
Replies: 29
Views: 16427

[quote="Ralf Hutter"]I know you guys are going to think I'm nuts, but I've tested a lot of FDDs for noise and the Sony's are by far the quietest. I use them in all the systems I build and I haven't heard a clinker yet. .....[/quote] ^^^^^ I second this. I've been very happy with my Sony, compared to...
by CRT_Leech
Thu Jun 10, 2004 2:51 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: 3 fanless components from thermaltake
Replies: 17
Views: 4480

I hate to say it, but, if some of these products actually hold up to their hype (I know, doubtfull) they may actually be pretty good. The case has potential, with dual 120mm fans and other "improvements" over the WaveMaster. http://www.thermaltake.com/xaserCase/tsunami/bna/bna.htm The CPU fanless he...
by CRT_Leech
Fri Jun 04, 2004 7:29 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Coolink bat hsf !! (pics)
Replies: 4
Views: 2016

It's either mounted backwards, or Toms Hardware has their information wrong, or, the company is plain stupid (either in displaying it mounted wrong, or, purposely mounting it that way if the fan does indeed blow towards the fins). It says that it blows towards the fins, which, if were mounted in a c...
by CRT_Leech
Thu Jun 03, 2004 8:22 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright XP-120
Replies: 254
Views: 97456

[quote="shathal"]Nice one [b]Keyoh[/b]. The more I look at it in comparison to the SP-94, and seeing how much of a fit the SP-94 was (nothing bad, just a little "close" in some areas), I can see this Heatsink having bit of an issue touching capacitors and so on. I'd very much guess it's too big for ...
by CRT_Leech
Tue Jun 01, 2004 12:33 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright XP-120
Replies: 254
Views: 97456

It's actually Nickel plated copper w/aluminum fins

He updated the page. As I suspected from viewing the images, it's actually made from nickel plated copper, with Aluminum fins, though, the fins look like nickel plated copper, as well, in my opinion. Another reason for thinking the fins are nickel plated copper, the base plate and fins are made from...
by CRT_Leech
Tue Jun 01, 2004 11:19 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Quiet Acrylic Cases?
Replies: 13
Views: 4902

[quote="MikeC"]Painting the outside with a couple coats of tough paint might solve the scratching problem and give you an excuse for a classier look. If you have a friend at an auto body/paint shop... [/quote] Rhino Liner! That'll silence it. :D I was thinking about making a case out of that 2" stuf...
by CRT_Leech
Tue Jun 01, 2004 11:13 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New quiet case...looks promising
Replies: 27
Views: 14042

[quote="Ham-Solo"]Front intake usualy makes alot of noise usually... Worth a try though you can turn it of any time...[/quote] It depends on the fan and how good the grill flows. I'm running a Global Win YCC-61F1-B and I don't notice much noise at all. I'm running front and back Panaflo 120mm L1A's ...
by CRT_Leech
Tue May 25, 2004 11:04 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Best Pentium Motherboard??
Replies: 3
Views: 1209

What are you willing to spend and what features do you need? Those are important questions to ask yourself. For me, the first answer was a P4G8X, now, I run a P4C800-E Deluxe, both by Asus. If you can afford it, I highly recomend the P4C800-E Deluxe and it ranks in the top four at the previous poste...
by CRT_Leech
Tue May 25, 2004 10:58 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Directron.com
Replies: 7
Views: 1937

Well, the newest of those articles is 6-13-02.

Also, the above mentioned measurement statements would also make a difference.

I must agree though, Dr. Michael does not really seem to know what he's talking about, especially propagating the Aluminum Cases are cooler myth. =)
by CRT_Leech
Thu Apr 22, 2004 1:01 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New LianLi PC-V1000 silent case
Replies: 83
Views: 33666

Upside down mounting is not new, except for maybe as a commercially available product. People have been modding their cases to accept upside down motherboards since the graphics cards started putting out so much heat. The problems I can see with the Lian-Li case: 1) You won't be able to use a heat p...
by CRT_Leech
Wed Dec 10, 2003 9:55 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: backround noise from speakers
Replies: 23
Views: 6523

If your soundcard supports Digital S/PDIF output, buy a set of Digital speakers. I've been running digital speakers for over three years now and they are completely silent at any volume, if there is no input.

Good luck,
CRT_Leech
by CRT_Leech
Wed Oct 29, 2003 11:23 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: How are Dell's so quiet??
Replies: 53
Views: 51558

No thermal paste? That's odd. The GX270's we have are using something that looks like Artic Silver 2. Plus, they have large heat sinks. These are in the Small Desktop case, not the Slimline Case. They are also using centrifigal fans, that tend to be quieter. The thick plastic casing helps, also. Plu...
by CRT_Leech
Tue Jul 15, 2003 8:06 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Seen this yet? fanless "heatsink" pc case + psu
Replies: 51
Views: 22451

[quote="Batistuta"]... [url]http://content.guru3d.com/news.php#166[/url] claims the Zalman to be 1100-1200 € [url]http://o.v.e.r.clockers.at/showthread.php?s=635180925a6075ef63671f2a71e7594d&threadid=85835&highlight=zalman+tnn[/url] says 150.000 yen = 1130 € That's a LOT of money...[/quote] Initiall...
by CRT_Leech
Wed Jul 02, 2003 7:43 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Dell Optiplex: comparing cases?
Replies: 39
Views: 27976

[quote="zopeka"]Thanks for all your reactions to my original question. In the end, based also on all your feedback, I decided against the Optiplex. The thought of paying a premium for a completely proprietary system that might *still* be too loud for my taste was too much to bear. Instead, I picked ...
by CRT_Leech
Thu Jun 05, 2003 1:18 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Do you have a quiet, stable P4/533Mhz FSB?
Replies: 9
Views: 2399

GlobalWIN YCC-61F1-B (for 120mm fans, front and back), Antec TruePower 550 Watt power supply, Asus P4G8X Deluxe mainboard, P4 2.66GHz 533MHz bus processor @ 2.66GHz, SLK900U with a 92mm Panaflo L1A (Artic Silver 2), 2x Panaflo 120mm L1A's for the case, Maxtor Diamond Max 9 80GB ATA133 (Fluid Dynamic...
by CRT_Leech
Wed May 21, 2003 11:01 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec SLK3700 door clearance?
Replies: 12
Views: 4093

If the case rails allow it, which they usually do, mount it recessed into the case a bit. I did that with my Audigy 2 Live Drive, so the center mounted volume control buttons were flush with the rounded front bezel of my case.

Good luck,
CRT_Leech
by CRT_Leech
Mon May 12, 2003 12:58 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: GlobalWin YCC-61F1
Replies: 8
Views: 3564