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by Alistair
Thu Dec 18, 2003 4:23 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Need quiet fan for Thermalright CB6L
Replies: 4
Views: 1556

I'm confused, you're looking for a FAN for that heatsink? What size of Fan does it accept? Then just have a look at our Recommended Fanslist.
by Alistair
Mon Dec 08, 2003 1:32 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: AeroCool heatsink
Replies: 6
Views: 2060

crazy looking. very tall (100mm!) and heavy (580g!). Installation would pose some a difficulties. I mean the Thermalright SLK-800 is 75g lighter and I thought it was heavy. FrostyTech has a review in the works. if you're german theres a review: http://www.tuningtotal.de/?page=tests/aero102/index_01 ...
by Alistair
Sat Dec 06, 2003 6:01 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright SLK-700
Replies: 3
Views: 1395

70mm is indeed a pain, but the SLK-700 ships with a fan, a YS Tech TMD which I presume is too loud for us. Either way, I was suprised by the lack of any mention of it and wondered if anyone had tested it out.
by Alistair
Sat Dec 06, 2003 4:24 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright SLK-700
Replies: 3
Views: 1395

Thermalright SLK-700

My search reveals no discussion about the SLK-700. Is this HS on the SPCR map, or am I lost?
by Alistair
Sat Dec 06, 2003 2:51 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Please help me pick a motherboard.
Replies: 8
Views: 3242

Asus boards usually come with the seperate spdif bracket included, but this one didn't need it - it has a Coax S/PDIF out right on the board, and i used it. here:

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by Alistair
Fri Dec 05, 2003 4:55 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Please help me pick a motherboard.
Replies: 8
Views: 3242

I'll back up the Asus, I've been using them for years. Once in a while I try Abit or such and I always return to Asus. Good layout, documentation and value. Both the A7N8X and A7V8X series are solid. The A7V8X-X has spdif right on the motherboard. If you don't need firewire or s-ata you won't need t...
by Alistair
Fri Dec 05, 2003 4:40 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Moving computer away with USB ports
Replies: 8
Views: 2526

this can be done with active usb extention cables. they usually come in 16 feet lengths, ~$15. I'm not sure if any/all usb hubs are 'active'.

http://www.sewelld.com/UsbExtensionCable.asp
by Alistair
Sat Jun 28, 2003 9:51 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Apple Mac G5 Quiet?
Replies: 11
Views: 2833

Apple Mac G5 Quiet?

Much fuss is being made about the new Mac G5, and noise is a particular issue. The G4 is about the loudest pc I've even heard (at least 5 fans from 40-120mm running at full speed) and made for a big issue in the mac community. Apple headline on their G5 page : Designed for whisper-quiet operation an...
by Alistair
Sat Jun 28, 2003 9:03 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: How do I mod a 120mm grill to hold an 80mm fan?
Replies: 3
Views: 1830

Suspend it with elastic cord - thread it through the case fan holes and through the holes on the fan.
by Alistair
Wed Jun 25, 2003 11:57 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Evercase ..Where to buy in Canada????
Replies: 3
Views: 2098

try Frontier PC in Vancouver: www.fronet.com
by Alistair
Wed Jun 25, 2003 1:16 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Evercase: what fan fits on the intake?
Replies: 4
Views: 2013

80mm, although you could fit a 120mm with some basic modding.
by Alistair
Sun Jun 22, 2003 4:21 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Alistair's New Mothership
Replies: 5
Views: 5558

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by Alistair
Sun Jun 22, 2003 3:49 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Noise Cancellation Experts? Have PC Muffler Idea-need help!
Replies: 9
Views: 4039

Re: Noise Cancellation Experts? Have PC Muffler Idea-need h

By the way, if someone could design and manufacture a stand-alone "Active Noise Cancellation Box" with a little speaker (Like Bose does with headphones) that would fit inside a computer case, They'd take over the Silent Computer Market in a flash! That way, we could put a Tornado or Volcano 9 in ou...
by Alistair
Sun Jun 22, 2003 3:37 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI Fan replaced with Zalman NB32
Replies: 13
Views: 9333

I was very careful prying it off, a knife would work fine. I imagine they are all a little different. I used a screwdriver for a little leverage, wedging in from all sides to crack the seal. Took some time to remove the epoxy residue from the chip, i used a plastic scraper (like a credit card) and a...
by Alistair
Sun Jun 22, 2003 2:55 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI Fan replaced with Zalman NB32
Replies: 13
Views: 9333

ATI Fan replaced with Zalman NB32

Working on a friends P3, I found this ATI video card with a nasty fan on it. As the pictures explain, it was badly clogged up with dust, but after cleaning it of course still whined like mad, and removing it produced far too much heat to run without (that aluminum piece being basically a fan-holder,...
by Alistair
Sun Jun 22, 2003 2:27 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Current AMD XP of choice?
Replies: 29
Views: 11302

I have now rebuilt my box with a new 2500 Barton. See my results here: http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=5532

thanks for all your suggestions.

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by Alistair
Sun Jun 22, 2003 2:21 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Alistair's New Mothership
Replies: 5
Views: 5558

Alistair's New Mothership

This new configuration is somewhat a result of this thread: http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=5056 which caused me to replace my hot AMD 2000+ Palamino with a 2500 Barton thanks to the good suggestions there. At the same time, i decided to replace my case and clean things up a bit. He...
by Alistair
Sun Jun 22, 2003 1:31 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: DIY fan filters?
Replies: 10
Views: 2450

i found these at home depot, used for putting in central heating systems. very cheap and i'm happy with the consistancy of them which seems just enough density to catch the dust yet not impede airflow very much.

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by Alistair
Fri Jun 13, 2003 11:29 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: cooler case
Replies: 4
Views: 2027

48c is just lovely, no problem to run your chip at this temperature. But if you'd like lower temperatures, don't get it from the sides, bring it from the bottom front and direct it through to the rear, running overtop the cpu. Treat air like water, pull the cold air through and out the back. Sounds ...
by Alistair
Fri Jun 13, 2003 11:21 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Silenx vs. Modded Zalman
Replies: 1
Views: 1688

Really in short: niether Zalman nor Silenx actually manufacture power supplies. They are made by Fortron.

Don't rely on your PSU as your exhaust - use a case fan for this, your PSU will love you for it (its got enough heat to deal with).

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by Alistair
Thu Jun 12, 2003 1:53 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Only 1 FDD Cable w/ Silenx 400w?!
Replies: 5
Views: 2101

60c should not set off alarms. It is something to monitor closely, but its perfectly fine. Increase the airflow in the case, and use a 80mm exhaust fan running at 7volts (less than $20 with fanmate). Also open up the front bezel, you will easily get down to cooler temperatures.
by Alistair
Thu Jun 12, 2003 1:43 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: DIY fan filters?
Replies: 10
Views: 2450

There are a few available, nothing I have seen is too good. I would look for air filters in the heating/air conditioning section of the hardware store, that stuff is light and pourous but allows for a lot of air, oppose to something tightly woven like hosiery. Anything will impede airflow, especiall...
by Alistair
Wed Jun 11, 2003 12:35 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Placing PSU at hte bottom of the case.
Replies: 8
Views: 6626

http://www.dell.com/us/en/dhs/products/model_dimen_open_2_dimen_xps.htm#tabtop if this is the desktop you are refering to, those look like 40mm fans in a very similar designed psu which is in the top of the very loud Apple G4's. certainly not designed for silence. regardless, seperating the PSU from...
by Alistair
Sun Jun 01, 2003 11:24 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Skived/Thin-fin heatsinks... and dust...
Replies: 4
Views: 1693

Re: Skived/Thin-fin heatsinks... and dust...

how well will it perform a year from now, when dust has filled in all those little rough spots and created a thin insulating barrier between the airflow and the heatsink? Are you going to go in and brush all that dust out of those deep, tiny crevices by hand, to keep it running efficiently? if you ...
by Alistair
Sun Jun 01, 2003 11:13 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: swiss cheese my sink?
Replies: 16
Views: 3807

its a thermalright heatsink - if holes would improve things, they would be there in the first place.
by Alistair
Sun Jun 01, 2003 10:49 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Current AMD XP of choice?
Replies: 29
Views: 11302

Athlon Powers wrote:Alistair, rename this thread to "Bash American Computer Retailers". :wink:
hey, you asked for it.
by Alistair
Sat May 31, 2003 10:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Where are you located
Replies: 46
Views: 25799

DryFire wrote:i bet i;m the only person from lebanon here!
he means the little lebanon... in Illinois.
by Alistair
Sat May 31, 2003 10:13 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Current AMD XP of choice?
Replies: 29
Views: 11302

He's in Canada?! That must stink, no access to good retailers! How can mail-order be considered "good access"? I'd rather walk a few blocks to my local shop. Anything they don't have I can order for next day pickup. Any problem or I don't like it - I walk back to the store. Pretty simple. In mail-o...
by Alistair
Sat May 31, 2003 5:17 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Modifying Chieftec frontbezel
Replies: 5
Views: 2992

aphonos wrote:something along the lines of what MikeC did in this article: Silencing a P4-1.6A oc'd to 2GHz