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by ckolivas
Sat Aug 13, 2005 4:31 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Case Recommendation Help...
Replies: 10
Views: 2940

Don't forget to come back with photos :D
by ckolivas
Fri Aug 12, 2005 11:59 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Case Recommendation Help...
Replies: 10
Views: 2940

dawgpound6985 wrote:Also, for those that got the case did you guys replace the 120mm fans the case came with?
Yes. Lots of choices there.
by ckolivas
Fri Aug 12, 2005 10:35 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: NX-4090 Fan runs over 3000rpm?
Replies: 8
Views: 2430

I believe the Nexus Breeze channels all the exhaust air through the PSU? If that's the case then it wouldn't be unusual that the PSU fan would constantly ramp up as this isn't an ideal design.
by ckolivas
Fri Aug 12, 2005 9:11 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Overheating problems with Zalman-7000AlCu and P4 2.4Ghz
Replies: 8
Views: 2216

I was lazy and left it in place.
by ckolivas
Fri Aug 12, 2005 8:45 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Overheating problems with Zalman-7000AlCu and P4 2.4Ghz
Replies: 8
Views: 2216

Check for dust. I had this problem with a 7000 cooler and found a very furry heatsink. A hairdryer on cold fixed it. This made me start a positive pressure filtered-only air silent case project.
by ckolivas
Fri Aug 12, 2005 7:52 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Anyone Folding With One Of These
Replies: 17
Views: 7615

cotdt wrote:dualcore is slightly faster than two separate CPUs, because some components are shared.
hehe and also slightly slower because some components are shared. Depends entirely on workload.
by ckolivas
Fri Aug 12, 2005 7:51 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Case Recommendation Help...
Replies: 10
Views: 2940

The 3000B has vents for cpu and gpu so they may give you the window effect you desire anyway (or not). As a silencing case it is brilliant though with excellent airflow. Removing the already installed fan mounts and fan is a simple exercise with a screwdriver. The discussion of hacksaws is more abou...
by ckolivas
Fri Aug 12, 2005 5:56 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180 vs other Antec cases
Replies: 7
Views: 2873

Re: P180 vs other Antec cases

I am considering the P180 as a case as well as the SLK3700BQE or an acousticase case. The SLK3000B is better than the 3700 (see reviews on this site), and a damn fine all rounder with significant flexibility. The 180 seems to have a lot more quirks, is more expensive and harder to get the most out ...
by ckolivas
Wed Aug 10, 2005 2:17 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Found: Panaflo 80/92mm BX fans in Australia
Replies: 5
Views: 2824

Check the sticky Buying Quiet PC Components in Australia:
http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=4021
by ckolivas
Sun Aug 07, 2005 11:20 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 1.7GHz P4M w AOPENi855gmemlf not good enough for HTPC!?
Replies: 4
Views: 3697

Powersaving features throttling the cpu? They can make it look like you're using a heck of a lot of cpu when in actual fact the cpu is only running at 600Mhz. Oh and I assume you're on a pentiumM, not a pentium4M as they are different things and the p4M is a cooker and doesnt come in a 1.7.
by ckolivas
Sun Aug 07, 2005 8:44 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: The point of the "Static Pressure" spec?
Replies: 7
Views: 1945

From the sounds of the description he's probably talking about the aerocool turbine fan which I have 2 of. http://www.aerocool.com.tw/p-accessory/turbine%20fan/turbine%20fan.htm For what the spec is worth the claim is Noise: 19.66 dBA at top speed of 950 rpm. Having owned quite a few fans... I can s...
by ckolivas
Sun Aug 07, 2005 7:27 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: The point of the "Static Pressure" spec?
Replies: 7
Views: 1945

Assuming you use the same RPMs from one fan to the other, then yes the extra static pressure would be helpful. That's exactly the point of showing that measurement.
by ckolivas
Thu Jul 28, 2005 7:41 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman CNPS9500-LED Aero Flower Cooler delayed
Replies: 12
Views: 4462

I could never get a Zalman fan down to silent. It stops before it ever gets quiet enough. This is "quiet enough by SPCR standards" I mean.
by ckolivas
Mon Jul 04, 2005 4:02 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Silent Fans in Australia?
Replies: 55
Views: 16727

If you buy from Krome, yeah. From US it's half that according to Slidax.
by ckolivas
Sun Jul 03, 2005 8:14 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Silent Fans in Australia?
Replies: 55
Views: 16727

By the time it gets to .au it's about 60 bucks.
by ckolivas
Mon Jun 27, 2005 5:08 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Which heatsink? not limited to but xp120, 7000, & 948 li
Replies: 6
Views: 2903

For cheap setups that are still damn quiet with minimal effort you shouldn't ignore the arctic cooling freezer series. Friends that want quieter but aren't interested in modding I have put on to these coolers and they can't believe their ears or their wallets.
by ckolivas
Fri Jun 24, 2005 5:38 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: what supports your case/is between it and the floor ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1930

Well you're not going to believe this... From my audiophile days I was looking into the soft feet that were used to minimise vibrations being imparted to electronic equipment and chanced upon these novelty nerf-like balls in novelty shop for about $1.50 each. I tested them out and acoustically they ...
by ckolivas
Thu Jun 23, 2005 7:37 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Turbine fans by Aerocool
Replies: 65
Views: 34080

Ok here are some more goodies. I've completed a PSU fan swap and it looks like this at 12v (click to enlarge): http://ck.kolivas.org/cooling/psu_turbine2000_640w.JPG The illumination gets dimmer as I said at lower voltages or with pwm control. It does appear to be working extremely well in the PSU p...
by ckolivas
Wed Jun 22, 2005 10:19 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Turbine fans by Aerocool
Replies: 65
Views: 34080

I've edited the post above with the pictures so you can now click on them to see the pictures in full resolution.
by ckolivas
Tue Jun 21, 2005 11:12 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Silent Fans in Australia?
Replies: 55
Views: 16727

Aerocool turbine fans

I just purchased an Aerocool turbine fan from http://coolpc.com.au. Here is my mini review: http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewto ... 9&start=58
by ckolivas
Tue Jun 21, 2005 1:28 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Turbine fans by Aerocool
Replies: 65
Views: 34080

I think into a PSU it will be fine.
by ckolivas
Tue Jun 21, 2005 6:04 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Source of Yate Loon D12SM-12 fans in Melbourne, Australia
Replies: 10
Views: 3047

I've posted my mini review of the Aerocool here:
http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewto ... c&start=58
by ckolivas
Tue Jun 21, 2005 5:57 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Turbine fans by Aerocool
Replies: 65
Views: 34080

My impression

Ok mine arrived and I've played with it for a day or so. Here is my mini review: I purchased the "2000" model which has chrome blades and a black surround. Here are some photos - click to enlarge to full size. Here's what it looks like in the packaging: http://ck.kolivas.org/cooling/turbine2000_case...
by ckolivas
Tue Jun 14, 2005 8:15 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Source of Yate Loon D12SM-12 fans in Melbourne, Australia
Replies: 10
Views: 3047

I just bought one. I'll tell you next week.
by ckolivas
Tue Jun 14, 2005 2:56 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Why is AS5 on the northbridge bad?
Replies: 12
Views: 5006

Probably concerned that you can short the pins out if you get it on the side. I think AS5 is conductive.
by ckolivas
Tue Jun 14, 2005 2:44 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Why is AS5 on the northbridge bad?
Replies: 12
Views: 5006

Gee it worked fine for me, I must have missed that post.
by ckolivas
Sat Jun 11, 2005 9:50 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Super haxed Aerocool fan!
Replies: 4
Views: 1676

Assuming they're real figures... that's excellent! Apparently half the loudness at 3dB quieter than Nexus 120mm for the same airflow would be brilliant... assuming reliable specs.
by ckolivas
Thu Jun 09, 2005 8:35 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: How to attach a Nexus 120mm to a SLK3000B exhaust?
Replies: 17
Views: 4627

m0002a wrote: Edit: One more thing. Please put a bag over your head while posting on this forum.
WTF?
by ckolivas
Mon Jun 06, 2005 2:31 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Those who did fan mod on Zalman HSF, how's it compared to...
Replies: 7
Views: 2738

Arctic cooling with its stock fan is quieter than Zalman 7000 with its stock fan.