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by flarkit
Sun Jul 03, 2005 10:55 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: How to inexpensively quiet my VGA?
Replies: 12
Views: 3883

How to inexpensively quiet my VGA?

Hi I think my Radeon 9500 Pro's 60mm fan is adding a significant amount of noise to my case and I'd like to reduce that. I could try to replace the fan with an 80mm fan (adding the complexity of finding a safe method to this). Or I could try an alternative HSF, like either: - Zalman VF700-AlCu VGA C...
by flarkit
Fri Jun 17, 2005 1:20 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD vibration & noise reducing methods - ranked
Replies: 195
Views: 629524

elastic suspension ... Had to suspend the drive on it's side in the 3.5in bay as there wasn't much space in the 3rd 5in drive under the CD and DVD drives. Thanks for this forum, I've started looking seriously at my HD setup. With my 3.5 cage being riveted in place, I expect I'll have to try mountin...
by flarkit
Thu Jun 16, 2005 10:35 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Generic sound insulation?
Replies: 3
Views: 1437

HI I second that one. I'd like to use something that'll dampen the vibrations, but can't find actual acoustic materials too easily. I'm searching for something that's non-static too (to minimise dust). I was wondering what people think of the foam that's used to make those thin hiking mattresses? It...
by flarkit
Mon Jun 06, 2005 10:57 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Do stamped grilles impede fanless airflow?
Replies: 1
Views: 1108

Do stamped grilles impede fanless airflow?

Hi I have two 80mm front intake fan spots which I've removed the fans from and have a stock filter there. The idea is to have a place for air to enter the case quietly, drawn in by 2 exhaust fans. Should I snip out the grilles of the intake spots? The grilles have a 'circular slots' design, as oppos...
by flarkit
Thu Jun 02, 2005 8:30 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Tips needed for dust + airflow control and cabling
Replies: 8
Views: 2092

Re: Reroute motherboard power cable

I had the same problem, solved it by using duct tape to attach the power cable against the side of the PSU. That would be my last resort, since I'm trying to avoid getting any sticky stuff on the case. :) If I do get the motherboard power routed even half-decently, I'd even concede on the graphics ...
by flarkit
Thu Jun 02, 2005 9:32 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Tips needed for dust + airflow control and cabling
Replies: 8
Views: 2092

Re: Reroute motherboard power cable

It looks like you can double back and fold the power cable at the beginning, along the top edge of the motherboard, towards the back. Then you can tape/tie the bundle and connect a short length straight down to the MB power connector. Unsure of the thickness but you can probably do this without res...
by flarkit
Mon May 30, 2005 12:32 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Tips needed for dust + airflow control and cabling
Replies: 8
Views: 2092

TEMPS: (Idle) Motherboard: 24 °C (75 °F) CPU: 37 °C (99 °F) HDD: 23 °C (73 °F) Cooling Fans: CPU: 2909 RPM Chassis (92mm): 1722 RPM Power Supply( 120mm): 1815 RPM (Load, running SuperPi for 20min) Motherboard: 26 °C (75 °F) CPU: 43 °C (99 °F) HDD: 24 °C (73 °F) This might not have been long enough ...
by flarkit
Mon May 30, 2005 12:08 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Tips needed for dust + airflow control and cabling
Replies: 8
Views: 2092

PICS: (apologies for grainy cell-phone camera quality) 1) This shows the motherboard power-cable, which passes the RAM. It also shows the gfx card's power. The IDE cables (with blue connector covers) are bottom right, going past the end of the motherboard tray, to the space beside the 3.5" drive ca...
by flarkit
Mon May 30, 2005 7:14 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Tips needed for dust + airflow control and cabling
Replies: 8
Views: 2092

Tips needed for dust + airflow control and cabling

Hi I've just completed installing my components into my new aluminium case and it's working pretty decently (pics to follow). I added a 120mm blowhole and removed the 2 front 80mm fans, leaving just the filtered spaces. I also tried my hand at routing the cables behind the motherboard tray, with mod...
by flarkit
Sat May 28, 2005 11:09 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian-Li filter material?
Replies: 7
Views: 2064

I took me a few weeks looking everywhere for filter similar to the one in Lian-Li and finally found one in an aquarium shop. It's a 'salt-water filter' Yahay! :lol: I'm becoming more and more enamoured by this site! I'm definitely going to an aquarium shop (well, more like a petstore that hopefully...
by flarkit
Fri May 27, 2005 11:45 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Dust Kills Computers.....
Replies: 67
Views: 23068

Thanks Green Shoes. SPCR currently tops my short list of sites with great information from the contributors. KorruptioN, the pic of the boxed AMD HSF is one of an mATX board, if I'm not mistaken? Could it be that the compact design leads to there being a higher concentration of dust too? Also, that ...
by flarkit
Fri May 27, 2005 11:07 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Dust Kills Computers.....
Replies: 67
Views: 23068

Re: Dust Kills Computers.....

This person was intelligent, but not a computer geek. Nobody had ever warned him about dust. This prompted me to send my first post to SPCR. A year ago, I was impressed by the temperature improvement from adding an intake and exhaust fan to my PC. A friend of mine is an engineer and enjoys his PC i...