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by Audiophiliac
Sun Feb 06, 2005 12:13 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Timeline of my second quiet PC buildup! New link to pics!!!
Replies: 64
Views: 34178

Part 3

I got the front fan/filter mounted. I also installed the DVD drive and decided against a floppy and the I/O panel I bought. I like the look of it as it is. I should be fine with the ports on the back since I can get to them easy. And yes I smoothed the edges of the grille openings so they arent shar...
by Audiophiliac
Sat Feb 05, 2005 6:21 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Timeline of my second quiet PC buildup! New link to pics!!!
Replies: 64
Views: 34178

Part 2

Here is some more progress today. I sealed up all the holes in the front panel with aluminum tape on both sides. I got the Antec Phantom PSU in. It fits well and should have plenty of room to breath. I got the Plextor and the 5.25" covers on and aligned and fixed into place. I got some dense rubber ...
by Audiophiliac
Sat Feb 05, 2005 3:24 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Timeline of my second quiet PC buildup! New link to pics!!!
Replies: 64
Views: 34178

Timeline of my second quiet PC buildup! New link to pics!!!

I decided to share the progress of my all new quiet PC build with this forum. I started today with the case mods. Cutting the grille openings out and doing some custom silicone fan isolation for the Nexus case fans. I will add more pics as I get further. I am taking my time and doing it right. I hav...
by Audiophiliac
Fri Feb 04, 2005 6:19 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: passively cooled low profile card with dvi-output
Replies: 8
Views: 2142

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDe ... 518&depa=1


I just got one of these for my new system. Havent built it yet but it looks good. They are hardly ever in stock at newegg though. Must be popular. 3 year warranty too. :)
by Audiophiliac
Thu Feb 03, 2005 8:03 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: I have all the parts for my next quiet PC! Opinions?
Replies: 3
Views: 2391

I have all the parts for my next quiet PC! Opinions?

Silverstone TJ04 (black) MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum nForce 4 motherboard Athlon 64 Winchester 3200+ 90nm 2 x 512MB Crucial Ballistix DDR400 Seagate 7200.7 120GB SATA w/ NCQ HDD Plextor PX-716SA SATA DVDRW drive Samsung black floppy drive Asus X300 128MB 128-bit graphics card Antec Phantom 350W fanless PS...
by Audiophiliac
Thu Feb 03, 2005 5:54 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Nexus fan mounting (silicone isolators)
Replies: 5
Views: 1720

oh yeah! I totally forgot about that! That is a no-brainer! Thanks for the tip. I wonder is using 3M 2-sided sticky tape would provide adequate isolation? :)
by Audiophiliac
Thu Feb 03, 2005 5:15 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Nexus fan mounting (silicone isolators)
Replies: 5
Views: 1720

Nexus fan mounting (silicone isolators)

I just got almost all the parts for me new PC and I got 2 Nexus 120mm fans and some of the silicone isolator fan mounts from endpcnoise.com. My questions is if these are supposed to work with these fans? They dont seem to be too secure. I wouldnt feel comfortable mounting the fan with 4 of these thi...
by Audiophiliac
Tue Feb 01, 2005 6:44 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Pre-built external needed
Replies: 3
Views: 1240

Why are you against getting a drive and a box and putting it together yourself? I got a 400GB seagate IDE drive for around $200 and a AMS Venus DS3 enclosure for around $35 and put together a great drive for backup. The box even has a fan, which is audible but not loud. If you had it on 24/7, it mig...
by Audiophiliac
Tue Feb 01, 2005 6:32 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Which DVD Burner would you get?
Replies: 59
Views: 25110

I just ordered the PLextor PX-716SA SATA DVD drive. Then I started looking at what features it has. It has a SilentMode utlility which allows you to control read/write speeds, spin-up/down rates, and even tray open/close speeds. ALl to make it more quiet. The only reason I can see to have a quiet op...
by Audiophiliac
Fri Jan 28, 2005 10:35 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silencing a Silverstone TJ03....what are your ideas/opinions
Replies: 3
Views: 1967

Silencing a Silverstone TJ03....what are your ideas/opinions

Just as the title states. I like big open cases like the TJ03 (although I have been looking at the TJ04). But with the right motivation, I would be willing to spend almost $250 for this case. :) It would house a nForce 4 Ultra board, A64 3200 90NM, possibly Silverstone powder fanless heatpipe cooler...
by Audiophiliac
Thu Jan 27, 2005 11:09 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Here are the first and last pics of my current quiet rig
Replies: 2
Views: 2538

Here are the first and last pics of my current quiet rig

Well this is my first pic post and might be the last of this machine. I am in the process of building a new one. However with the most recent mods, it is really quiet. I hate to put it into "secondary duty". I will just list what it has and what I have done to it to make it quiet. Soyo KT333 Dragon ...
by Audiophiliac
Wed Jan 26, 2005 5:45 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: A-Tech Mass Storage Case
Replies: 1
Views: 1345

I dont know how much noise it would block but I like the idea. Looks slick and would dramatically decrease the case temp in your PC case if you had a 4 drive RAID in there :) But I think a better solution would be to use a large NAS in a remote location. That box will get hot I am sure and heat up y...