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by DuckTape
Sun Mar 30, 2003 8:23 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Successes with Elastomer Grommets? (especially McMaster)
Replies: 15
Views: 19036

Hello folks.

Please note that wherever my second posting in this thread reads "…" (without the quotes) I actually typed three periods in a row.

Best wishes,
Glen

P.S. Thanks for the kind words, Ralf.
by DuckTape
Sat Mar 29, 2003 11:25 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Successes with Elastomer Grommets? (especially McMaster)
Replies: 15
Views: 19036

ELASTOMER GROMMETS / ISOLATORS E-A-R Specialty Composites http://www.earsc.com/grommets solutions@earsc.com Products: Ear Elastomer Grommets/Isolators (soft rubber grommets) (mounts for computer case fans and hard drives) McMaster-Carr http://www.mcmaster.com 1 (630) 833-0300 United States of Americ...
by DuckTape
Sat Mar 29, 2003 11:18 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Successes with Elastomer Grommets? (especially McMaster)
Replies: 15
Views: 19036

Successes with Elastomer Grommets? (especially McMaster)

Hello folks. Anyone want to share any successes with using soft rubber elastomer grommets as hard drive mounts and fan mounts, especially the McMaster ones? (please specify item numbers) Any cautions? (Do they rip easily? Are they difficult to install? Do they work well for all sizes of case fans?) ...
by DuckTape
Sun Mar 23, 2003 12:04 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec TruePower & TrueControl Experiences?
Replies: 3
Views: 2036

Antec TruePower & TrueControl Experiences?

Hello folks. Have any of you used any of the following PSU's without modifying them? What have been your experiences with the sound levels and qualities of the fans? Also, can anyone compare their experiences with the Enermax Whisper PSU's? Antec TruePower - True330 (330 Watt) - True380 (380 Watt) -...
by DuckTape
Thu Mar 20, 2003 3:19 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Which Panaflo is Whinier than the Other?
Replies: 7
Views: 3340

Hello again.

Here is a web page which leads to web pages for fans by Panasonic:

http://www.panasonic.com/industrial/app ... s_home.htm

Best wishes,
DuckTape
by DuckTape
Thu Mar 20, 2003 3:04 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Which Panaflo is Whinier than the Other?
Replies: 7
Views: 3340

Thanks for your replies folks. jcdenton wrote: << One more thing, I guess I should have said "identical size and thickness" since I believe "thin" versions also exist. Presumably the thin versions would have different characteristics at a given RPM compared to the regular versions. >> Hmm, anyone ha...
by DuckTape
Wed Mar 19, 2003 1:29 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Which Panaflo is Whinier than the Other?
Replies: 7
Views: 3340

Hello folks. Thanks for your reply, ez2remember! Here are a couple related questions regarding the Panaflo fans... Anyone experience the 92mm and/or the 120mm fans... - to have a generally lower pitched whine (at least at the default voltage of 12 volts) than the 80mm fans? - to be more "whooshier",...
by DuckTape
Wed Mar 19, 2003 1:14 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Any Hesitancies with the Evercase ECE4252?
Replies: 3
Views: 2371

Any Hesitancies with the Evercase ECE4252?

Hello folks.

Does anyone have any hesitancies, undesirable experiences, or desirable experiences with using the Evercase ECE4252?

Your thoughts and experiences are geatly appreciated!

Thanks much!
DuckTape
by DuckTape
Tue Mar 18, 2003 5:13 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Which Panaflo is Whinier than the Other?
Replies: 7
Views: 3340

Which Panaflo is Whinier than the Other?

Hello folks. In the "Recommended Fans" section at this website, it states the following about the "Low Speed" version of the 80mm model of the Panaflo fan (FBA08A12L1A): "It's quiet but a bit whiny at 12V. As voltage is dropped, noise drops smoothly with very little bearing noise. Very consistent re...
by DuckTape
Mon Mar 17, 2003 2:36 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Thoughts & Experiences regarding Nexus PSU?
Replies: 20
Views: 6876

Thoughts & Experiences regarding Nexus PSU?

Hello folks.

Would you be so kind as to share your thoughts and experiences regarding the Nexus NX 3000 (300W) PSU?

Have you found it to be a reliable and quiet PSU?

Thanks much!
DuckTape
by DuckTape
Fri Mar 14, 2003 4:03 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Keeping your Athlon XP PC Cool and Quiet with Fans?
Replies: 3
Views: 1986

Keeping your Athlon XP PC Cool and Quiet with Fans?

Hello folks. I am writing this posting because I want to keep my future PC quiet, but I also want it to be kept assuredly at safe and cool enough temperature levels. It is my understanding that there is not really one correct all encompassing minimum *safe scenario* regarding heatsinks, heatsink fan...
by DuckTape
Fri Mar 14, 2003 3:50 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Thoughts on Evercase ECE4252, Antec Sonata & SLK3700, et
Replies: 1
Views: 2124

Thoughts on Evercase ECE4252, Antec Sonata & SLK3700, et

Hello folks. Would you be so kind as to share your thoughts and experiences regarding any of the following PC cases? (cool-friendly, quiet-friendly, etc.) Evercase ECE4252 Antec Sonata Antec SLK3700 D8000 by CoolCases.com Anyone want to describe any problems with the airflow inside of the Antec Sona...
by DuckTape
Thu Mar 13, 2003 9:58 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Stacking Heatsink Fans?
Replies: 2
Views: 1429

Stacking Heatsink Fans?

Hello folks.

Is it ever a practice to stack fans on top of each other on a heatsink, or does that not work very well?

Are heatsink fans made to even be able to do this?

Thanks much!
DuckTape
by DuckTape
Thu Mar 13, 2003 9:38 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Estimating cfm and dba levels for undervolted Panaflo fans
Replies: 6
Views: 3551

Hello. Thank you very much for your reply. Well, I looked in a sound physics book, and as far as I can tell, it explains that for every rise in 3 dba, there is a doubling of sound pressure (loudness). So, 4 dba is twice as loud as 1 dba, and 7 dba is twice as loud as 4 dba, and so on. If indeed a de...
by DuckTape
Thu Mar 13, 2003 4:16 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: More diffused airflow of bigger case fans
Replies: 3
Views: 1560

More diffused airflow of bigger case fans

Hello folks. In the "Fan Fundamentals" for this forum, MikeC wrote: << Good 80~92mm fans represent the best compromise, with good 120mm fans being useful if you have the space to make them fit. Note that there is a dead zone directly beneath the central hub -- the air flows out from the fan in a spi...
by DuckTape
Thu Mar 13, 2003 3:52 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Estimating cfm and dba levels for undervolted Panaflo fans
Replies: 6
Views: 3551

Estimating cfm and dba levels for undervolted Panaflo fans

Hello folks. I obtained the following numbers from http://fans.cuzuco.com/fans.html PANAFLO FANS 80mm: L1A (24 cfm, 21 dba) M1A (32 cfm, 28 dba) H1A (40 cfm, 32 dba) 92mm: L1A (42 cfm, 27 dba) M1A (48 cfm, 30 dba) H1A (57 cfm, 35 dba) 120mm: L1A (69 cfm, 30 dba) M1A (86 cfm, 35 dba) H1A (104 cfm, 42...
by DuckTape
Wed Feb 05, 2003 9:01 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Experience with Enermax Whisper PSU's?
Replies: 8
Views: 4086

Experience with Enermax Whisper PSU's?

Hello folks. Just how loud (subjectively and/or measured dB) have you personally found the Enermax Whisper PSU's to be? (Please specify models, wattages, etc.) What PSU's (brands, models, wattages) have you personally found to be more quiet than the Enermax Whisper PSU's? Thanks for your time! DuckT...
by DuckTape
Wed Feb 05, 2003 8:59 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Where Enermax PSU's used to fit on "Recommended PSU&quo
Replies: 2
Views: 1670

Where Enermax PSU's used to fit on "Recommended PSU&quo

Hello folks. Maybe someone can help me with this one... On the "Recommended Power Supply Units" web page, it states: << Updated November 15, 2002 - Enermax and SH models removed; quieter alternatives now plentiful. >> Source: http://www.silentpcreview.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Sections&file=in...
by DuckTape
Wed Feb 05, 2003 8:25 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Rattling Heatsink Clips?
Replies: 3
Views: 2085

Rattling Heatsink Clips?

Hello folks.

Is anyone finding that the clips on heatsinks such as the Thermalright SLK800, the Thermalright SLK-900-U, and the Thermalright AX7 rattle at all?

Thanks much!
DuckTape
by DuckTape
Wed Feb 05, 2003 7:39 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: How are things going with your quiet heatsink fans?
Replies: 2
Views: 1639

How are things going with your quiet heatsink fans?

Hello folks. Below are a couple questions for those of you who have chosen to use a more quiet heatsink fan for your Athlon XP or Pentium 4 PC system. Thank you for any input! What fan (brand, model, mm, at what voltage) are you using as a heatsink fan to cool your Athlon XP or Pentium 4? What heats...