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by ChucuSCAD
Fri May 13, 2005 6:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Stellar Realms" - online gaming, with a twist.
Replies: 396
Views: 185556

Registration for the next fun and exciting round is up and running! Come up with your odd and wacky name for space conquest and domination.

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by ChucuSCAD
Thu May 05, 2005 9:09 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Front panel combogadgets by Cooler Master and Matrix Orbital
Replies: 22
Views: 16595

Sooty wrote:How quiet are the CD6's, run at half speed? The review says they're significantly quieter compared to at full speed, but to within SPCR standards? What dB?
The fan at 1/2 speed is quiter then a Panaflo L1A at 12v ruffly the same as at 5v.


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by ChucuSCAD
Mon Apr 25, 2005 7:02 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Architect need help to choose Graphiccard
Replies: 11
Views: 2885

What Rusty said. Also being an architect and playing with this stuff on a daily basis I have to also mention the importance of large amounts of disk space required for swap space and temp space for various projects. This space does not have to be on a super fast drive or raid but does need to be the...
by ChucuSCAD
Sun Apr 24, 2005 1:24 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Front panel combogadgets by Cooler Master and Matrix Orbital
Replies: 22
Views: 16595

If you still have access to it, maybe you can measure the display panel and PCB its mounted to before the main PCB. If i'm wrong then id be very pleased if you could find any identifying marks on the display so I can get one for myself. My plan is to make my own fan controller similar to those disc...
by ChucuSCAD
Sat Apr 23, 2005 8:49 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Front panel combogadgets by Cooler Master and Matrix Orbital
Replies: 22
Views: 16595

Quick question for the reviewers: Is it possible to stick a 2.5" drive in there (using a normal 2.5" -> 3.5" converter mount) and do you think it would help reduce acoustics for a 2.5" drive? Heat transfer is not critical in this situation. sgtpokey, Yes you could physically mount the drive into th...
by ChucuSCAD
Mon Mar 21, 2005 6:08 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How much will a 300w power supply run?
Replies: 284
Views: 601519

Yup and you could probably toss in a few more hard drives as well as a small cook top and still have power leftover.

Use the search function, there is many a thread about how much power items consume in your computer.

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by ChucuSCAD
Wed Mar 16, 2005 8:05 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Stellar Realms" - online gaming, with a twist.
Replies: 396
Views: 185556

The important question is........ is the SR server silent!

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by ChucuSCAD
Wed Mar 16, 2005 7:37 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Theinquirer has an article on silencing.
Replies: 4
Views: 1359

Theinquirer has an article on silencing.

Our way of life continues to take over the world over at the INQ.

Linky


For what it is worth

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by ChucuSCAD
Tue Mar 15, 2005 6:29 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Stellar Realms" - online gaming, with a twist.
Replies: 396
Views: 185556

I confess I am also an SR junky. I was sceptical at first but quickly grew addicted to the game.

It proves that a well coded game does not have to have flashy graphics to be fun. Back to the games I used to play on the TI99-4a


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by ChucuSCAD
Sat Mar 12, 2005 10:54 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Question on UPS units?
Replies: 7
Views: 3011

In all reality a "consumer level" UPS is only going to give you a few mins of up time. They are really designed for those quick brown outs, power flux, and very short black outs. Almost all of the UPS systems come with power down software, so when power is cut it will start a shutdown program on you...
by ChucuSCAD
Wed Mar 02, 2005 4:23 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Now, what about my room? (Slightly OT, but...)
Replies: 21
Views: 6548

The best thing that you can do since you really do not have access to the floor below you is to install a raised floor system, either one like they use in data centers or you can simply build one yourself. Then you can line the backside of the flooring system with acoustic dampening material. If you...
by ChucuSCAD
Mon Feb 21, 2005 8:31 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Is it worth it to replace the fuse in a PSU?
Replies: 9
Views: 2495

Re: Is it worth it to replace the fuse in a PSU?

1) Is this a safe assumption? Is the fuse the only thing that got fried when I grounded the 3-pin fan connector on the case? Possibly, does not hurt to check 2) Is it advisable to open the PSU and replace the fuse? Is it worth it? For a couple buck part it is well worth it. 3) Where would I obtain ...
by ChucuSCAD
Sun Feb 20, 2005 11:10 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Looks like we got a kind of peripheral slashdot
Replies: 10
Views: 2686

We will take over the world!


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by ChucuSCAD
Sat Feb 19, 2005 8:32 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Ok how about this crazy idea with tap water
Replies: 16
Views: 4946

I am going to have to agree with rusty on this one. It is a horrible waste of water.

Irdawood wrote:here in the UK we use radiators to warm our homes 24/7 no one moans about that anyways....
Those rads are a closed loop system.

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by ChucuSCAD
Thu Feb 17, 2005 8:58 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Quiet power supply's and the Lian Li PC V1100
Replies: 4
Views: 2670

I would suggest going with your powersupply of choice and ditching the metal plate all together, and just replace the lost support with a series of small dowels or better yet blocks of rubber. The surface area that the fan will be sucking from will greatly minimize the "suck noise effect".

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by ChucuSCAD
Wed Feb 16, 2005 7:37 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: EMI Problems from Cutting the Fan Grill?
Replies: 4
Views: 1884

We will let it slide this time. :lol: But next time your punishment will be to replace all your case fans with Delta high output fans for a week! :twisted: :twisted: :lol: :lol:
by ChucuSCAD
Wed Feb 16, 2005 3:58 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: EMI Problems from Cutting the Fan Grill?
Replies: 4
Views: 1884

This problem has been discussed many times in many threads. I would use the search function to see what has already been said. Bottom line in general, it doesnt really matter.


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by ChucuSCAD
Tue Feb 15, 2005 4:11 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Is It Dead Jim?
Replies: 9
Views: 2654

Thing is, previously I used to get 4.98V on the 5v in bios, and its dropped to 4.4 now. Not really that strange, all powersupplies arn't exactly the same. P.S. Former life? Been reincarnated recently? :p Before I made the mistake of becoming an architect I was a computer tech. I've taken the drives...
by ChucuSCAD
Tue Feb 15, 2005 4:04 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: First System Build - passive cooling, etc
Replies: 3
Views: 1363

let me be the first to say: WELCOME TO SPCR! As for your questions. 1: You should be just fine with the exhaust on your PSU, through testing you may be more comfortable with adding a fan behind the CPU, and of course cutting out the grill back there too. 2: This argument could last ages, in my opini...
by ChucuSCAD
Mon Feb 14, 2005 11:50 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Any smart way to mount a fan in this wierd fan slot?
Replies: 5
Views: 1710

If I recall correctly those cases came with a plastic housing that snapped in, I threw all of mine in the garbage and drilled holes myself.

as mentioned prior, for the love that is all good in this world cut out that grill!


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by ChucuSCAD
Sun Feb 13, 2005 6:56 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silence my LCD
Replies: 2
Views: 1641

I am not sure how far you are going to get not wanting to crack the sucker open and fiddle with it. The easiest thing I can think of is to rig a papst or a panaflo fan up to blow over the intake grills of the LCDs fans. Just run a long power run from your case. If you want to fiddle. I would cut the...
by ChucuSCAD
Mon Feb 07, 2005 4:06 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Is It Dead Jim?
Replies: 9
Views: 2654

First step in figuring out the problem is to unplug EVERYTHING from the mobo but 1 stick of ram, the cpu and its fan, and video card(only if you dont have onboard to use). See if that fires up. If that doesnt work you have one of 5 parts that might be bad. At this point I would borrow a friends syst...
by ChucuSCAD
Mon Feb 07, 2005 3:59 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: GigE file server architecture
Replies: 6
Views: 2650

Well you should be able to do ok with that setup. The key is getting good gigabit cards and good hard drive controllers. Something in the higher end 3com area for your network and switches. Controllers probably 3ware if you had some bucks... but adaptec or the like will do just fine. Cheaping out in...
by ChucuSCAD
Tue Feb 01, 2005 8:05 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Modding my IBM server
Replies: 4
Views: 1335

Ok I must of missunderstood you. I would cut the hole and see what happens. If you arn't getting the cooling you require you can move to a 1U or 2U all copper heatsink like this they arn't going to be any bigger then the CPU itself. I would have the fan blowing down unless you plan on building a duc...
by ChucuSCAD
Tue Feb 01, 2005 5:30 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Modding my IBM server
Replies: 4
Views: 1335

How does that cover come off? If it lifts straight off you could simply cut a larger hole and mount a nice size sink/fan on it and let the whole mess stick out of the case. Then you could just gasket the hole to minimize air escape. If the case slides off to the front or some such way that prevents ...
by ChucuSCAD
Thu Jan 20, 2005 5:35 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Need help samsund h/d and antec slk3000b issues
Replies: 23
Views: 5274

Placing HDs in the bottom of the case is a fairly common thing around here. Make sure you put it on an antistatic piece of foam, ususally your mobo will come with a piece of it. If you want furter isolation place a piece of regular foam or rubber underneath the static foam. I do not understand why y...
by ChucuSCAD
Sat Jan 15, 2005 7:05 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan grilles
Replies: 6
Views: 1371

Indeed ... Any grill or filter for that matter will restrict airflow or generate a bit of noise. When using fans in a system I always cut them out. And as previously said it is time consuming to get a perfect cut.



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by ChucuSCAD
Wed Jan 12, 2005 4:30 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: That PCI rack...
Replies: 9
Views: 2371

Well the only place close is:

here

sadly they are in canada, sadly it is out of stock(oddly enough most of their stuff is). Never know they may ship to the US


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by ChucuSCAD
Tue Jan 04, 2005 5:33 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: UPS absolutely unacceptably noisy...
Replies: 15
Views: 4260

Ed I have: an APC Smart - UPS 620 , a APC smart-ups 1400, and 2x APC back - ups XS 1000 's and they are all silent and as previously stated only make noise when they are actually filtering a line, recharging, or when the power goes out, of course with 4 UPSs the beep beep beep of them all is most an...
by ChucuSCAD
Sun Jan 02, 2005 7:40 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Migrating a Windows XP Installation from P4 to A64
Replies: 3
Views: 1284

Again I will dig into my years of tech experience. Sadly I don't have good news for you. The long and the short of it is....... sometimes it works without a hitch and sometimes it don't. In almost all cases when making a major motherboard change, meaning from different motherboard chipsets not neces...