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by OmegaZero
Wed Apr 20, 2005 8:57 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: SLK3000B System Thoughts
Replies: 11
Views: 3057

Cutting out both fan grills is probably a good idea. It decreases resistance; which in turn increases airflow and decreases turbulence-related noise. Under-volting fans is fairly straightforward; there is a great write-up about it here . I chose to wire my Panaflo OEM's in series, giving them 6V. In...
by OmegaZero
Wed Apr 20, 2005 6:52 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: SLK3000B System Thoughts
Replies: 11
Views: 3057

Considering the airflow-related problems people have experienced with the Phantom, I would say that the front fan is probably a good idea. A Nexus 120mm or similar running at <7V probably won't add any significant amount of noise. The TriCool fan included with the SLK300B seems to be considered adeq...
by OmegaZero
Tue Apr 19, 2005 10:38 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Can anyone recommend a Socket 370 MB?
Replies: 23
Views: 8505

What about using a Slot 1 motherboard with a PowerLeap Slot 1 -> Socket 370 adapter . If I did this I could use all 768MB of PC133 that I have laying around. Would that be faster? Slower? Less stable? I have used this setup before with this processor, and even have a nice big passive heatsink that w...
by OmegaZero
Tue Apr 19, 2005 6:13 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Can anyone recommend a Socket 370 MB?
Replies: 23
Views: 8505

They're far and away the most stable of the S370 platforms, with their only limitation being 512MB max RAM. That is per slot/bank, right? I've seen many boards with 1.5GB max total RAM. I am definitely going to look for an 815E - Thank you all for that info. I think I might be able to get a Soyo SY...
by OmegaZero
Mon Apr 18, 2005 8:46 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Can anyone recommend a Socket 370 MB?
Replies: 23
Views: 8505

I hear what you are saying about VIA vs. Intel chipsets. How is Biostar as a company? Do they generally make good boards? The fact that they aren't listed once on the recommended motherboards page is not very comforting.

I'm definitly going to have to try to get hold of an 815 though....
by OmegaZero
Mon Apr 18, 2005 7:44 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Can anyone recommend a Socket 370 MB?
Replies: 23
Views: 8505

There are at least 20 Intel D815xxx MB's for sale right now on Ebay. All the ones I saw came with CPUs or were taken out of an old OEM build. I wouldn't buy a gateway - I am certainly not going to build a PC around a second-hand Gateway motherboard. Thank you for the suggestion though, I do appreci...
by OmegaZero
Mon Apr 18, 2005 7:10 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Can anyone recommend a Socket 370 MB?
Replies: 23
Views: 8505

You should be able to find an Intel 815 MB on ebay None at the moment :( . Ok... What do people think about the Soyo 7VBA133U ? It looks pretty decent to me - I can get it for $45 shipped. Honestly, I REALLY need some help here. I have no idea what was good in the PIII/Tualatin generation of mother...
by OmegaZero
Mon Apr 18, 2005 11:48 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Can anyone recommend a Socket 370 MB?
Replies: 23
Views: 8505

Can anyone recommend a Socket 370 MB?

Can anyone recommend a Socket 370 motherboard? Two criteria: Quality/stability and availability. Obviously the latter of the two is the most difficult. I have found quite a few boards that look promising, but none that are available. I'd love to make use of the Celeron Tualatin (1.3GHz) that I have ...
by OmegaZero
Fri Apr 15, 2005 5:49 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Build the perfect fan - tell us what you want
Replies: 57
Views: 18414

pony-tail wrote:open corners a MUST, and nice Quiet smooth bearings of whatever type works best - CONSTANCY between samples is a NECESSITY
YES! I forgot to mention the open corners - they are a must.

Again, consistent quality from sample to sample is also a must.
by OmegaZero
Thu Apr 14, 2005 1:07 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Build the perfect fan - tell us what you want
Replies: 57
Views: 18414

While I realize that this is incredibly redundant at this point, I would like to stress again the importance of consistent quality from sample to sample. Obviously lack of bearing/motor noise and lower audible turbulence are of the highest importance. I would suggest possibly adopting a similar blad...
by OmegaZero
Thu Apr 14, 2005 12:07 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: SLK 3700 case vibration
Replies: 11
Views: 2593

The 3000B is not the same as the 3700 series. Depending on what model(s) you are comparing to, the fans, drive mountings, and drive cage orientation are all different. I personally now have two different machines build in SLK3000B cases - one used as a desktop, the other as a server. I have not foun...
by OmegaZero
Thu Apr 14, 2005 11:29 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Did Your XP-120 Have a Protective Film on the Base?
Replies: 10
Views: 2704

My XP-120 didn't have one.
by OmegaZero
Thu Apr 07, 2005 11:34 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: -5V line showing +3.33V ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1771

Actually, my -12V rail shows up at -12.03v just about all the time (every so often it goes +/- 0.01).

Seasonic is awesome. According to my trusty little multimeter and SpeedFan, all lines on my S12 are within 0.02 of spec no matter what load I can manage to put on it.
by OmegaZero
Thu Apr 07, 2005 7:35 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: -5V line showing +3.33V ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1771

I figured it was something like that - thanks for the info. :)
by OmegaZero
Thu Apr 07, 2005 7:09 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: -5V line showing +3.33V ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1771

-5V line showing +3.33V ?

Sorry to bother everyone with what I am sure is a stupid question, but I am really curious about this... I just (finally!) was able to power up a new system I have been building with a Seasonic S12-430 PSU. A quick look at MBM5 and SpeedFan 4 shows the -5V line producing +3.33V. Should I be worried ...
by OmegaZero
Wed Apr 06, 2005 8:56 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman 770
Replies: 16
Views: 3280

My point was that, as I said, if you need to save money don't do it on the most important part of the machine. "Value" heatsinks, while they look similar and are made of similar materials, tend to not be made as well. The CPU contact surface may not be finished as well, the fan motor/bearings may be...
by OmegaZero
Wed Apr 06, 2005 7:44 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman 770
Replies: 16
Views: 3280

Globe and Panaflo 92mm fans are only $5-$8. Better to get one of these and under-volt it to 7v or 5v.

IMO it's still worth the extra $11-$14 (Fan + XP-90 $6 extra).
by OmegaZero
Wed Apr 06, 2005 6:52 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman 770
Replies: 16
Views: 3280

however i have currently broken a blade off my fan :oops: ..not the fault of the product thou... it was micro-atx and the cd drive hit it whilst moving IIRC.. (it fixed with superglue but since came off again as it got knocked again and i'm in the process of re-glueing it) Wouldn't this throw the b...
by OmegaZero
Tue Apr 05, 2005 9:26 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Summer's here
Replies: 9
Views: 2065

I've had good luck with the Panaflo 120mm OEMs that Ralf talks about here and here. They ramp down nicely to 7V and 5V and move a good amount of air.

I believe you can still get them at ThermalFX.
by OmegaZero
Tue Apr 05, 2005 10:44 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Very Cheap case for a client
Replies: 24
Views: 7486

for the inwin case you picked (or any inwin case it seems) you can get it cheaper from techonweb - here's the c720t for $40 plus $15 shipping, beats newegg by $10 or so. techonweb has great scores over at resellerratings.com too. i haven't purchased from them before, but it's where i'm planning on ...
by OmegaZero
Sat Apr 02, 2005 12:56 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Logisys Computer ATN-TP-02E Controller
Replies: 0
Views: 767

Logisys Computer ATN-TP-02E Controller

I was rereading the review on the ATN-TP-02 fan controller and came across this: There is one quite significant difference: [Other] units had heatsinks for the transistors. This one does not. I would be very surprised if this device could in fact handle half the "rated power" unless it was operated ...
by OmegaZero
Sat Apr 02, 2005 9:24 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Hardwiring 7V fan inside PSU safe?
Replies: 9
Views: 1919

I should probably know the answer to this, but I had to ask. Is it entirely "safe" to be wiring fans 7V in general? I've been doing it for a while now, but something about it doesn't seem like a good idea. Edit: I found the answer to my question :oops: : The 7V line is not really that, and it is not...
by OmegaZero
Fri Apr 01, 2005 11:43 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan Filters: Screen vs. Foam
Replies: 14
Views: 2844

I was really kidding about the cat paws...
by OmegaZero
Fri Apr 01, 2005 10:43 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan Filters: Screen vs. Foam
Replies: 14
Views: 2844

Mostly because I am going to be cutting out the fan grills. I'd like to avoid catching wires, fingers, and/or cat paws in the fan.
by OmegaZero
Fri Apr 01, 2005 8:34 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan Filters: Screen vs. Foam
Replies: 14
Views: 2844

I also have an SLK 3000B. The manufacturer of the screens I'm using has sent two 120mm (for intake/exhaust), one 80mm (TAC), and one rectangular version that will work on the VGA vent. I was going to cut out the stock grills and replace them with these; I'm just not sure if I want to use the foam in...
by OmegaZero
Fri Apr 01, 2005 6:42 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: which grommets from mcmaster?
Replies: 34
Views: 15577

EAR now stocks and distributes the appropriate shoulder bolts for the G-410 and G-411 grommets.

See this post for part numbers and details. (I didn't want to duplicate)
by OmegaZero
Fri Apr 01, 2005 6:21 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: E.A.R Grommets on a Tri-Cool?
Replies: 8
Views: 2561

I have an Antec 3000B and was able to mount the Tri-Cool on the EAR ISODAMP mounts with no trouble. I think the problem may be, as lenny said, that you have the wrong size. For 120mm fans you will need EAR's F-345-1 mounts (McMaster-Carr #5801K8); the F-344-1 (#5801K6) is made for 80mm and 92mm fans...
by OmegaZero
Fri Apr 01, 2005 5:32 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan Filters: Screen vs. Foam
Replies: 14
Views: 2844

I have thought of this, but since I already have the foam and the screens I thought I would just use one of them. Can anyone tell me which is a better idea?
by OmegaZero
Thu Mar 31, 2005 7:27 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Recommend a Fan Controller - ASAP
Replies: 8
Views: 2548

sthayashi wrote:This one. It's cheap, does its job, and is virtually guaranteed not to introduce noise into your system.
I second the recommendation. No nonsense, just functional.
by OmegaZero
Thu Mar 31, 2005 7:23 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan Filters: Screen vs. Foam
Replies: 14
Views: 2844

Fan Filters: Screen vs. Foam

Not sure where this should be posted, so I took a guess... My case has a 120mm intake (front) and an 80mm duct (TAC) that need filters. Obviously I want to obstruct the airflow as little as possible, but I would like to minimize the amount of dust and debris that get into the machine. I have a roll ...