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by Numbers
Fri Jan 07, 2005 8:42 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HOT DEAL! samsung 160gb SATA for $60
Replies: 9
Views: 3825

I believe for the week. And I just got a 300gb maxtor ultra16 to go with my 200gb 7200.7. I have no need for more drives.
by Numbers
Fri Jan 07, 2005 7:06 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Help me silence my speakers!
Replies: 4
Views: 2102

you said when you moved the speakers to a different PC, you didn't get the noise. That tells me it's your card, not the speakers. Muting them in windows does nothing, it's still supplying power to the speaker mini-plugs.
by Numbers
Fri Jan 07, 2005 6:24 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Any way to stop sub-woofer hum? What speakers do not hum?
Replies: 15
Views: 5291

OK, that whole power line & speaker line thing.... It's true in only about 1% of the cases. You can run power lines and speaker lines together and not have any noise, trust me, I've done car audio for years. It's basically a VERY rare instance that turned into superstition, then techno-bullshit. Any...
by Numbers
Fri Jan 07, 2005 1:22 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HOT DEAL! samsung 160gb SATA for $60
Replies: 9
Views: 3825

slight problem: I suggest if you live in the US, to check if there's a microcenter near you. There's a limit of 1 hard drive per visit, and I'm NOT going back 10 times for you folks, especially since I'm not getting any for myself either. :lol: Sorry guys, I tried.
by Numbers
Wed Jan 05, 2005 11:54 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HOT DEAL! samsung 160gb SATA for $60
Replies: 9
Views: 3825

HOT DEAL! samsung 160gb SATA for $60

Here's the deal: SOME (not all) Microcenters have the 160GB SATA spinpoints on sale for $60. I'll check tomorrow if they have them in Philly. Anyways, this is in store only, the web price is still $99. If they DO have them by me, I MIGHT be willing to pick some up to ship out to those who don't have...
by Numbers
Mon Jan 03, 2005 8:20 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: UPS absolutely unacceptably noisy...
Replies: 15
Views: 5032

I have the 1200VA belkin also, and I haven't heard a thing from it since I got it. You can also ge hem dirt cheap a Belkin's site, use the code"12345" for a 50% off coupon. I think I got mine for $60 or so.
by Numbers
Fri Dec 31, 2004 11:49 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Thanks, guys!
Replies: 5
Views: 1695

Well, the cage is riveted in, so I'd have to pop everything out. Plus the fabrication of the NEW cage, and not only do I not have the patience for that, well, I doubt I have the time or the skill either. Frankly, the hard drives are inaudible. The noise that I AM hearing is the papst 120mm in the re...
by Numbers
Fri Dec 31, 2004 5:57 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Thanks, guys!
Replies: 5
Views: 1695

Ha, I can see myself adjusting to it eventually. But Frankly, I don't see it getting much quieter without watercooling. Suspending the hard drives would be almost impossible with my case. Just not handy at all. BUT, I have 2 Novibes3 laying around for my to try some things out on.....
by Numbers
Thu Dec 30, 2004 12:05 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Thanks, guys!
Replies: 5
Views: 1695

Thanks, guys!

Well, my case and parts arrived today, so my new system is completely installed, and I'm configuring windows as we speak. I went from a howling machine that I could hear in the next room to a machine that I can barely hear sitting next to it! I'm as giddy as a little girl right now. :lol: Anyways, t...
by Numbers
Wed Dec 29, 2004 2:04 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: My new Dream Machine
Replies: 7
Views: 2504

I agree with getting a BenQ burner, but using it as your secondary. An NEC 3500 should be your main drive. It's just as fast as the BenQ (faster at -R by far), silent, and with the hacked firmware, has bitsetting. The only thing the BenQ can do that the NEC can't is error reporting. But that's only ...
by Numbers
Mon Dec 27, 2004 2:57 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Hmm, maybe you guys have some advice
Replies: 9
Views: 3119

Well, the first batch of parts arrived, and god DAMN this XP-90 is huge. I thought they sent me an XP-1200000 by mistake. :shock: I also got in my Enermax 470 ($100 from frozenCPU with free black on black sleeving, good job too). The Papst 120s, the Nexus 92mm, the Novibes3's, the ATI3 AC, and the c...
by Numbers
Mon Dec 27, 2004 1:07 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: CoolerMaster 80mm LED fan, does anyone have experience?
Replies: 11
Views: 2325

I'm running three of them, and I have the same problem. Thank god Santa UPS is delivering my new case and Papst 120mms tuesday.

I think if you have an aluminum case, the vibrations of those CM fans will drive you nuts.
by Numbers
Sun Dec 26, 2004 3:49 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My New AMD 64 DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) [2nd Phase]
Replies: 46
Views: 14195

The Lite-On burners sound like jet engines these days, while the NECs are near silent. Plextor's quality has gone downhill the past few years, the fact that they're STILL the most expensive is a joke. It's like charging $50,000 for a honda civic.
by Numbers
Fri Dec 24, 2004 11:42 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: NICE noise dampening material w/ little/no thermal "hol
Replies: 9
Views: 3177

Ummm... UV I'll say no. You can use dynamat Xtreme, Raammat, or the like and it has an aluminum backing. Just use fine sandpaper to get the logos off. Again, you have to mold the stuff, so I DOUBT you'll be able to get it looking straight. Edit: OH! For UV reactive, you can always use the aluminum b...
by Numbers
Fri Dec 24, 2004 11:19 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: NICE noise dampening material w/ little/no thermal "hol
Replies: 9
Views: 3177

Well, it's flexible, so I'm not sure it would stick much. You'd have to do it while it's already applied too, as you have to mold the sheets to your case, and you can't do that AFTER you paint. But like I said... If you get enough and cut around the print or find a brand that doesn't USE print, your...
by Numbers
Fri Dec 24, 2004 2:30 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet PC build, thoughts, ideas, impressions...
Replies: 31
Views: 12682

The LG supports DVD-RAM. It's pretty much a dead standard, I think LG is the only drive that still supports it. Anyways, I've never USED DVD-RAM before, so I can't comment on it, but it doesn't seem like something I'd need. Everything else (burn speed, quality, compatibility) goes to the NEC though.
by Numbers
Fri Dec 24, 2004 1:31 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: NICE noise dampening material w/ little/no thermal "hol
Replies: 9
Views: 3177

I'm just glad you realised I wasn't trying to be a jerk about it. Going with a dynamat type sheet will give you a flat look, and you can get all black if you cut in the right areas.

BUT, usually, dampening and LOOKING nice don't go hand in hand. The temp differences wont be too different though.
by Numbers
Fri Dec 24, 2004 11:08 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet PC build, thoughts, ideas, impressions...
Replies: 31
Views: 12682

Yeah, the V2 Beta 2 is their updated version of the final release. I hadn't been there in a week, I didn't know they already started on version 2 already.

Here's a direct link to the file
by Numbers
Thu Dec 23, 2004 10:31 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet PC build, thoughts, ideas, impressions...
Replies: 31
Views: 12682

NForce4 is out according to Newegg.com's stock. And yeah.... The 2001FP was MY first LCD too, I'm thinking about buying another one and going dual DVI. As for the NEC, well, you can either get an OEM NEC drive at newegg for like, $65, or look for Mad Dog drives on sale at Officemax. If you go nuts w...
by Numbers
Thu Dec 23, 2004 4:50 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: NICE noise dampening material w/ little/no thermal "hol
Replies: 9
Views: 3177

So you want a super large compact car that costs $1000 and looks like a Bentley? =)

I'd go with plain old dynamat-like material. It'll just be a plain black sheet, and it'll look as good as you can cut it. But ALL absorbsion materials convert the vibrations/sound to heat. It's how energy works.
by Numbers
Wed Dec 22, 2004 7:33 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Does this sound like a well designed computer?
Replies: 31
Views: 10241

Skip the Aopen burner, get either an NEC (if you burn -R and +R mixed) or a BenQ (if you just burn +R). The NEC I know for a fact is silent when burning at full speed, I've never dealt with the BenQ though. Both are a lot better than the Aopen, though.
by Numbers
Wed Dec 22, 2004 7:22 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet PC build, thoughts, ideas, impressions...
Replies: 31
Views: 12682

If you can hold off, AMD boards with PCI express will be coming out in the next few months. If you upgrade frequently enough, it might be worthwhile to get a 6600 PCIE instead of an AGP. As for the Samsung burner, avoid it. Get a NEC 3500, it's silent, and the best burning performance you can get (w...
by Numbers
Tue Dec 21, 2004 3:18 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Hmm, maybe you guys have some advice
Replies: 9
Views: 3119

Not to mention $60 cheaper. While the V1000 is probably my aesthetic ideal, I can deal with the FK's looks, at least a lot better than the Gaming Bomb or Sonata/BQE.
by Numbers
Tue Dec 21, 2004 1:46 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Hmm, maybe you guys have some advice
Replies: 9
Views: 3119

Update: Ended up contacting Fong Kai USA, I'm having them ship me an FK-333 instead of getting the V1000. I figure the steel design will give me better airflow for the drives. HOPEFULLY the drive cage doesn't rattle much, as I'll have the 3 spots on the hard drive cage filled, plus my OS drive in a ...
by Numbers
Sun Dec 19, 2004 6:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: KNIGHTLEY OR PORTMAN
Replies: 35
Views: 17553

Yeah, Portman did some nude scenes in "closer", and when she say them in editing, she wanted them removed. Supposedly she grew up with the director, he was sort of her "godfather" or uncle, and he removed AND destroyed them at her request.

And I SO wanted to see that movie... :wink:
by Numbers
Sun Dec 19, 2004 3:21 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 120mm recommendations? I don't need silent, just quiet.
Replies: 3
Views: 1718

Thanks for the help. =) The globes won't be too loud at 12v speed?
by Numbers
Sun Dec 19, 2004 3:08 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Hmm, maybe you guys have some advice
Replies: 9
Views: 3119

lol, yeah, the problem arises with the 4 hard drives, 2 DVD burners and no cooling whatsoever. I'd be scared to use nexus fans in this case, considering my video card is ALREADY at 81 degrees at idle. It's hot to the touch just with net/email/word usage. There's no real way to spread everything out ...
by Numbers
Sun Dec 19, 2004 2:56 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Hmm, maybe you guys have some advice
Replies: 9
Views: 3119

Yeah, I'm replacing the Aeroflow with the xp-90 and a nexus 92mm fan. 2 of the hard drives will go into the Novibes kits, and 2 I'm either going to use the shoelace method in the HDD rack, or lay them on the floor on top of that foam/dampener stuff. For the life of me, I can't remember what it's cal...
by Numbers
Sun Dec 19, 2004 2:36 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 120mm recommendations? I don't need silent, just quiet.
Replies: 3
Views: 1718

120mm recommendations? I don't need silent, just quiet.

I'm trying to find a pair of fairly quiet, 120mm fans that'll flow enough airflow to cool down a Lian Li PC-v1000. I'm just looking for something that'll be say... Dell quiet or lower (which isn't quiet at all by your standards). I have a Wavemaster with 3 of the coolermaster 80mm LED fans and an Ae...
by Numbers
Sun Dec 19, 2004 2:29 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Hmm, maybe you guys have some advice
Replies: 9
Views: 3119

Well, I ordered a few things today, I've pretty much decided on the V1000. I don't need silent , just as quiet as say, a Dell or the like. Something I can't hear in the next room like I can with my coolermaster + 3 coolermaster 80mm fans. Basically got 2 Novibes3 kits, an XP-90 heatsink with a Nexus...