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by El Doug
Mon Feb 13, 2006 10:18 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: zalman zm-hd160
Replies: 35
Views: 17578

WHOA

the inside is IDENTICAL to the x11/x15e. In every respect. There must be some kind of collaberation, because this is no fluke.

As for this case, i think its rather ugly - the bezel is simply too crowded. Nice touch on the analog volume nob, but otherwise too cluttered
by El Doug
Mon Feb 13, 2006 10:15 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Help find mATX HTPC case
Replies: 27
Views: 9525

i spent a lot of time researching these HTPC cases, and i do not believe that a microATX HTPC case exists that takes full sized add-in cards. Of course you can get those funky "gamer" cases, but as for elegant Hi-Fi looking ones, cant say ive found any but whats the problem with a full ATX PSU? If y...
by El Doug
Mon Feb 13, 2006 2:35 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Res Limits and HDD Silenstar info
Replies: 7
Views: 2830

if theyre not running too hot, you could put them in enclosures - just dont bother with water on them
by El Doug
Mon Feb 13, 2006 2:15 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Res Limits and HDD Silenstar info
Replies: 7
Views: 2830

1) The reserator will be fine - im cooling a 4400+ and 7800gtx with one, no problems. Though the room its ~20 degrees, but that shouldnt be too big a difference 2) Theres no bigger waste of money and water pressure than including your HDDs in the loop. They wont cool off much more, youll lose system...
by El Doug
Sat Feb 11, 2006 9:57 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Power Supply Advise Please!
Replies: 44
Views: 14944

if theyre anything like fans, they will not double the noise, but only increase by about 3db

although its an increase in volume of one of the worst sounds the PC can possibly make :?
by El Doug
Fri Feb 10, 2006 4:39 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Power Supply Advise Please!
Replies: 44
Views: 14944

of course its a bit silly, but ive always wanted to see the 2 video cards cooled by the Reserator+ while the CPU and northbridge (if not a passive solution) in a plain Reserator. I think it would look wicked sick having a blue and black tower behind and to each side of the case :mrgreen: edit: hmm -...
by El Doug
Fri Feb 10, 2006 12:04 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Buying a new 160GB HDD [Done, Lock it please]
Replies: 51
Views: 11428

1024mb = 1gb
by El Doug
Fri Feb 10, 2006 9:39 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Zalman Reserator and Water Wetter - THUMBS UP!
Replies: 8
Views: 3238

didnt look that far ahead - thanks for the heads up
by El Doug
Thu Feb 09, 2006 8:14 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: putting pc inside desk
Replies: 10
Views: 2503

if its one of those really tight cabinets designed for mid-tower PCs, then yes - it will get too hot. i had overheating issues with a p4 1.2 in a cabinet, so theres no doubt anything modern would have similar problems
by El Doug
Thu Feb 09, 2006 1:56 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Zalman Reserator and Water Wetter - THUMBS UP!
Replies: 8
Views: 3238

i was just curious, because my new reserator plus is still in its box here - and if the blue stuff was no good i was going to go to the auto shop tomorrow

but since i run a cool system as is, i suppose theres no point
by El Doug
Tue Feb 07, 2006 9:15 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Zalman Reserator and Water Wetter - THUMBS UP!
Replies: 8
Views: 3238

have you had bad experiences with their blue additive, or are you simply giving wetter the thumbs up?
by El Doug
Tue Feb 07, 2006 12:53 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: The Atomic Super-cooled liquid PC
Replies: 4
Views: 3741

a completely submerged, fully functional, computer (power supply included!) cooled by a pump system with mineral oil and a little help from nitrogen pellets.
freezing point != that of water
by El Doug
Sun Feb 05, 2006 11:47 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: X-bit labs: Power consumption of modern graphic cards
Replies: 71
Views: 45395

silent, eh? :lol:

on a side note, how is my gtx now not a premium card? geez new stuff is coming out fast
by El Doug
Sun Feb 05, 2006 11:44 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD Elastic Suspension... Show your pics!
Replies: 446
Views: 963655

nifty - does the vibration pass along the heatpipe at all? i assume the case wall it's attached to does not, considering its thickness
by El Doug
Sun Feb 05, 2006 10:23 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Why no mention of the nice Lian-Li Cases
Replies: 12
Views: 4155

mathias wrote:I wonder, why won't the aluminum cools better than steel herd demand copper cases? Those would vibrate less, and would look pretty good.
Same reason they dont make golden toilets - everyone wants one, no one can afford one
by El Doug
Sun Feb 05, 2006 10:21 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Twin Lian Li's,all SCSI. Priority-quiet,looks & wire mgm
Replies: 36
Views: 23992

one question - how is it you have 2 cats and your carpet remains so clean?
by El Doug
Sun Feb 05, 2006 12:13 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: nidec or jvc motor in samsung p80?
Replies: 6
Views: 1970

couldnt tell ya - i got mine oem
by El Doug
Sun Feb 05, 2006 12:01 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: I want a QUIET 500watt power supply - I think
Replies: 15
Views: 3964

that calc tends to overshoot a bit
by El Doug
Sun Feb 05, 2006 12:01 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Whisky PC
Replies: 1
Views: 1961

thats amazing mod work
by El Doug
Sun Feb 05, 2006 11:55 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: nidec or jvc motor in samsung p80?
Replies: 6
Views: 1970

i just took out one of my drives for inspection - i cant speak for JVC, but the NIDEC looks like it was stamped onto the motor cover with cheap ink - not embossed
by El Doug
Sun Feb 05, 2006 11:53 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Comparing 120mm and 80mm ceramic bearing fans for noise
Replies: 14
Views: 3226

off topic, but i find it fascinating that you located a graph that shows pressure in hectapascals and not kilopascals... interesting
by El Doug
Sun Feb 05, 2006 11:42 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: I want a QUIET 500watt power supply - I think
Replies: 15
Views: 3964

Well, with X1900 Crossfire he'll surely want 500w+, as the video cards alone will be using 200w+. :shock: Do you plan to overclock? If not, 400w-500w would be more than adequate. If you're overclocking, I'd definitely get 500-600w. Thanks for the reply - I do not intend to overclock. I saw a gigaby...
by El Doug
Sun Feb 05, 2006 11:33 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: The price you've paid for silence (in dollars)
Replies: 47
Views: 16522

Phantom 350: $150
Reserator: $250
L1A's: $20
2.5'' SATA: $180

Putting off the vacation another year (total): $600

Satisfaction once ive killed all of you for getting me into this: Priceless
by El Doug
Sat Feb 04, 2006 9:01 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: X2 4800 - CPU Cooler
Replies: 15
Views: 4359

i dunno - i have an A8N-SLI Premium (same NB cooling concept) and the rear fans pull enough air over the heatsink at the end of the heatpipe. you dont really need to consider this when deciding upon the CPU HSF unless your rear airflow is minimal
by El Doug
Sat Feb 04, 2006 3:02 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help with my P4 system - Nearly done!
Replies: 50
Views: 11547

i could be looking at the picture incorrectly, but it seems that theres quite a build up of dust on the CPU under the fan - removing that will bring down temps, and hopefully fan speeds
by El Doug
Fri Feb 03, 2006 2:36 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seagate Momentus 5400.3 160GB Notebook HDD
Replies: 11
Views: 9675

by El Doug
Fri Feb 03, 2006 2:28 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: X2 4800 - CPU Cooler
Replies: 15
Views: 4359

stock response: a Ninja
by El Doug
Fri Feb 03, 2006 1:04 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: HTPC Cases
Replies: 3
Views: 1587

i have the x11 version2 (since it just arrived last weekend) it now has 2 80mm exhausts right next to each other (that blank spot on the back is not there). theres also a bottom-intake below the harddrive cage, which came with a fan that im currently not using. temps are a dream - i use a Phantom an...
by El Doug
Wed Feb 01, 2006 10:15 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Fanless PSU, OR P150
Replies: 8
Views: 2266

the phantom 500 fan turns on at 35C, and its about as loud as any average PSU

just dont want you to be disappointed when ur silent rig suddenly... isnt
by El Doug
Tue Jan 31, 2006 10:39 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: lightweight cpu heatsink/fan for athlon 64 3200?
Replies: 7
Views: 1986

as long as its the AlCu, he should be ok it hes really careful