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by George
Sun Sep 12, 2004 12:07 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: The Just PC GA-779ATX9
Replies: 0
Views: 753

The Just PC GA-779ATX9

Not Bad -you will have to cut out the rear grill but everything else seems ok.
http://www.fastlanehw.com/reviews.php?i=82&page=2
by George
Sat Jul 31, 2004 12:20 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Real silence - move your PC to another room!
Replies: 126
Views: 114091

I tried it and it does really work. Even if you live in an apartment I'm sure you can find a place to put your pc in. You just have to be creative. For example one night when my neighbor was out I broke into his room and hid my pc in his closet , I drilled a hole in the wall and ran all the cables t...
by George
Tue Sep 30, 2003 12:25 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Apple G5 Pictures
Replies: 40
Views: 12769

Yep dont even think of copying an Apple design , their lawyers will be all over you. Why do you think no one else can even build a side opening hinged door like in the mac G4's or even built in handles _(running horizontally across the face -Large single handles seem to be ok) If I remember they sue...
by George
Tue Sep 09, 2003 9:48 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Quiet, cheap case with front door
Replies: 6
Views: 2621

How bout this one "CHEN MING ATX-601AE-UF-0 MID TOWER CASE WITH FRONT USB2.0+1394 NO P/S"

from exotic pc
dont know if its quiet but it is cheap
(although the slk3700 from newegg is prob your best deal)
by George
Mon Sep 08, 2003 11:40 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Quiet, cheap case with front door
Replies: 6
Views: 2621

Does the door have to lock? and does the power and reset button have to behind the door? ( personal experience with toddlers yields a definite yes to both) THis one "CaseTek (Black) Super ATX Tower case, Model CK-1018-1A " meets both criteria its availble at new egg for 40 bucks its also one of the ...
by George
Mon Aug 04, 2003 4:48 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Grommets? Where to buy and where in stock?
Replies: 6
Views: 2030

Man , those online shops are a rip off! Home depot sells regular rubber washers 4 for .25 cents - grometts shouldnt be much more than that.
by George
Sat Aug 02, 2003 9:03 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Grommets? Where to buy and where in stock?
Replies: 6
Views: 2030

Lots of us here use grommets from Mcmaster-carr.com. It's a big store so i suggest you search the forums for the right part number. They have will call in the chicago area if you want to save on shipping. Regular grommets and washers are available at Radio Shack, Home depot , Walmart etc..
by George
Wed Jul 16, 2003 6:18 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: GMC Noblesse SE a good candidate for quiet case?
Replies: 7
Views: 2797

I got it from SPCR supporter Exoticpc.com Its the Ahanix brand (mines didnt have any logo on the case -their current one seems to have coolcases printed on the very top) Side windows and multiport card reader are extra. Yes a full ATX mobo will not allow you to use 2 of the 4 top 5.25 bays (at least...
by George
Wed Jul 16, 2003 3:56 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: GMC Noblesse SE a good candidate for quiet case?
Replies: 7
Views: 2797

I have the regular version (the one without the HDD selector or sound selector) I'm currently building a p4 system into it. The SE version also includes some extra bits like soft pads that are suppose to dampen vibration and stuff but since i dont have them I cant comment on their usefulness. There ...
by George
Wed Jul 16, 2003 3:36 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ordered the 7000CuAl but received the 7000Cu
Replies: 28
Views: 6699

I think he means that most businesses have a clause in their fine print "we reserve the right to substitute any product for one of equal or greater value" In this case value is determined soley on price.
by George
Sun Jun 29, 2003 6:37 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Shoulder Bolts for EAR Grommets
Replies: 2
Views: 1441

Shoulder Bolts for EAR Grommets

I'm planning on buying the ear grommets from mcmaster-carr (part no 9311k89) but cant find the shoulder bolts on their site. Anybody know the part number?
by George
Tue Jun 17, 2003 2:04 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 420W prosilence is here
Replies: 4
Views: 1428

A little off topic but does anyone know how to wire a fan so it only turns on after reaching a certain temperature? I was thinking about modding a 2 fan PSU. First I'd replace the main fan with a panaflo undervolted to 5-7 using a resistor. I would like to hook up the second fan to only come on when...
by George
Tue Jun 17, 2003 2:06 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan Isolators from EAR
Replies: 3
Views: 1963

Holy C*ap. I didnt know Mcmaster-Carr have an L.A outlet! Time to go shopping. Thanks for the info Lenny.
by George
Tue Jun 17, 2003 1:21 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: homebrew heatpipe anyone?
Replies: 14
Views: 4092

I've thought about using the filling port from a lighter i just dont know what the kind of metal they are made out of and if it can be soldered to copper easily. Other ideas Ive had are fitting some sort of glass sight hole so you could see the level of butane in the pipe. Anyone know of any glass "...
by George
Sun Jun 15, 2003 6:19 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: homebrew heatpipe anyone?
Replies: 14
Views: 4092

I believe Butane (cigarette lighter fluid) can be used as fluid in a heatpipe. It should be readily available. Not sure where one could get the right fittings except from an empty lighter of course
by George
Sat May 31, 2003 7:36 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Graphite for heatsinks?
Replies: 6
Views: 2219

Man i just found out about this stuff today, Heat conducting and sound absorbing in the same package... sign me up! Does any one here know were I can by Pocofoam or any other similar material? Poco Incs.web site seems to have some broken links.
by George
Fri May 23, 2003 7:05 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Cooling with Car Parts !!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1869

Theres also this stuff here: http://www.rockler.com/ecom7/showdetl.c ... 32&CATID=7
Its a clear flexible plastic hose used to collect dust in a woodshop. I dont know much about it except that it would look kinda cool used in a pc :)
by George
Thu May 22, 2003 3:56 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: A suggestion I heard...
Replies: 33
Views: 25857

Are these the same grommets available at from the PC shops?
http://www.radioshack.com/product.asp?c ... =64%2D3025

Looks like a good deal
by George
Wed May 21, 2003 2:12 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: passive cpu and PSU this year ...... hopefully !
Replies: 18
Views: 6582

Butane? Is this the same stuff found in cigarette lighters? Hope it doesnt spring a leak :)
by George
Wed May 21, 2003 10:00 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Contacting ExoticPC.com re GMC Cases
Replies: 5
Views: 2776

Too bad they wont be carrying the x21 case it looked promising. I wonder what ExoticPc.com found to be "unremarkable ". It cant be worse than most cases out there.Sure it lacks 120mm fan mounts but are they absolutely neccessary for a silentpc? One option I would like to see is an optional 5.25 remo...
by George
Tue May 20, 2003 12:42 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Badong Duct
Replies: 15
Views: 4833

The stuff at the hardware stores /home centers Aka Home Depot here in the states, comes in 6 feet or longer - its easy to cut- both the vinly (plastic) and the foil versions are Very lightweight. I think its around 5 inches in diameter. I paid 7 bucks (3 years ago) for 6 feet of the vinly stuff. Its...
by George
Mon May 19, 2003 12:30 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman heatpipes
Replies: 4
Views: 1963

Ive searched all over the place -sure I get alot of places that manufacture heat pipes and Im sure they will build me one if i want to order dozens or if i have a lot cash. What im looking for is some place where a regular guy like myself can buy a heatpipe whether its surplus or a replacement from ...
by George
Sat May 17, 2003 7:31 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman heatpipes
Replies: 4
Views: 1963

Zalman heatpipes

Hi does anyone here know if zalman sells their heatpipes individually , say as replacement parts.. :wink: Or of any other source where you can buy heat pipes
by George
Sat May 17, 2003 7:18 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Badong Duct
Replies: 15
Views: 4833

That pipe looks alot like flexible vinly vents use on bathroom exhaust fans and on clothes dryers (though I think its no longer aproved for dryers cause of fire hazzards) either way you can get this stuff at most hardware stores - I think theres also a flexible metal foil type that can withstand dry...
by George
Mon May 12, 2003 11:18 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Who is Digitalix?
Replies: 121
Views: 102220

And the Enron Award for Ethics in business goes to.....Peter Kim at Silenx.com wow bud, all that the time and effort you spent into yanking us around , maybe you should have read an ethics in business book or two. Banning these clowns will make SPCR the BEST source for unbiased information. Hey Pete...
by George
Thu Jan 30, 2003 12:34 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Custom heatpipe/radiator?
Replies: 1
Views: 1898

DIY heatpipes

This guy made a couple of heatpipes to cool his pc. It doesnt work as well as he had hoped , but it is pretty cool stuff
http://www.benchtest.com/heat_pipe1.html
by George
Wed Jan 29, 2003 11:51 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Interesting Idea for hard drive silencer -opinions?
Replies: 1
Views: 1608

Interesting Idea for hard drive silencer -opinions?

Has anyone here tried this idea?
http://www.firstpr.com.au/sys-admin/Silent-Hard-Drive/
looks like it could work maybe with some extra sound proofing lining. How about an aluminum box lined with that block printing rubber and one of those centrifugal blowers running at 5-7 volts?