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by Trunks
Mon Apr 10, 2006 11:07 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My secret weapon of silence
Replies: 3
Views: 4108

what ikea unit is this?
by Trunks
Mon Apr 10, 2006 11:19 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: slot vent covers?
Replies: 4
Views: 2167

Chenbro slot covers? or something with smaller holes? I would dangerously assume that this is for purely cosmetic reasons. Options: leave covers off, drill holes in existing covers, use after market cover from unknown location. http://www.silentpcreview.com/files/images/xpider/back.jpg I can see why...
by Trunks
Mon Apr 10, 2006 2:28 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P150: Back in Black? [called: Solo]
Replies: 228
Views: 136532

The Atlas/Titan's internal HDD cage doesn't have trays as such - they're just mounting rails which screw to the sides of the drives. If you download the technical diagram for the Titan here , it should become clear. You can see three of the rails in place in the CES picture. It seems pretty clear t...
by Trunks
Sat Apr 08, 2006 7:20 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Totally Positive Antec Aria...Ver. 2
Replies: 53
Views: 62103

did you hot glue your back plane?
by Trunks
Thu Apr 06, 2006 7:31 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Newbie's silent ATX tower (Jeantech Phong)
Replies: 82
Views: 30302

IsaacKuo wrote: It's my theory that unplugging the rear case fans will actually improve temperatures, especially for the PSU (although I fear the front intake is too restrictive to allow this).
This guy has a passive (hybrid) PSU and CPU heat sink. I think he needs to hang on to a rear fan.
by Trunks
Thu Apr 06, 2006 6:13 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: How to dampen the eletronic ringing noise in my Sonata II?
Replies: 7
Views: 2019

It is difficult to describe sounds. I think the offender would be your hard drive.
Options… foam the inside of your case, hard drive box, new hard drive…
Some people would say foam is the last thing to do when quieting your system others say the same about hard drive boxes.
by Trunks
Wed Apr 05, 2006 9:45 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Fan Controller or No Fan Controller
Replies: 7
Views: 2070

It depends on what you are looking for. I like fan controllers as gadgets. I like motherboards with good onboard fan controllers better. I like to know that the fans are changing based on the temp of my CPU or system not the temperature of the fan at some hardware level. The exception is if you are ...
by Trunks
Tue Apr 04, 2006 6:28 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Need advice on replacing SuperLanboy.
Replies: 14
Views: 3254

Welcome to SPCR stock heat sink fan maybe a big problem. If you are looking at that to be quite its not going to happen. If your temps are bad with your side off and a box fan then a different case is not the solution. I would make sure my HSF was clean, and mounted correctly. on way or another I w...
by Trunks
Mon Apr 03, 2006 6:56 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec MINUET 300
Replies: 8
Views: 3711

Personally I would not get a mATX, half height case unless I really really knew that full height would be impossible for the situation. You are limiting your options with that little PSU, and the lack of full height card support. Oh and lack of large HSF options. I just think it has such a limited u...
by Trunks
Mon Apr 03, 2006 4:12 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Where to put dampening?
Replies: 1
Views: 989

Stuff like that works better when you cover every surface. The PCI slot covers. I have had good results covering them with. I don’t know if your Zalman V700 Alcu is silent, but if it makes noise at all, that is a great place to cover if you can. You might experiment with foam on the surfaces across ...
by Trunks
Thu Mar 30, 2006 4:25 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Unusual Antec Aria Modification.
Replies: 24
Views: 5137

Ventilateur
or
Asus Star Ice with the shroud and fan removed.
by Trunks
Thu Mar 30, 2006 4:20 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: HDD LED not lighting up in Antec P150
Replies: 5
Views: 1603

That’s odd. maybe the p150 LED wants more power than that board gives on the hard drive pins.
by Trunks
Wed Mar 29, 2006 11:31 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Unusual Antec Aria Modification.
Replies: 24
Views: 5137

an areocool or thermatake with the shroud/fan removed.
by Trunks
Wed Mar 29, 2006 11:26 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Nexus Breeze Rig Question
Replies: 16
Views: 4477

Wow that case does not have a dedicated exhaust fan. I think the ninja with a fan as a back up would be good. If the MB supports only turning the fan on when the CPU temp creeps up even better. I would think exhaust all of the air in the case though the PSU would cause the PSU to ramp up prematurely...
by Trunks
Wed Mar 29, 2006 11:16 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: me and my nb47j
Replies: 3
Views: 1526

that seems way hot to me.
It looks like the air from the back of the vid card may be hurting you too.
by Trunks
Wed Mar 29, 2006 7:18 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CPU Ducting Works.....examples.
Replies: 17
Views: 5925

did you take the shell off an aerocool. or thermaltake "turbine” type cooler. I see them on discount at compusa all the time.
by Trunks
Wed Mar 29, 2006 7:00 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Tips to disassemble a mouse
Replies: 6
Views: 3805

what mouse?
by Trunks
Wed Mar 29, 2006 9:32 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Asus TM-58
Replies: 20
Views: 4213

Emergency! I just received my gear and I can't figure out how to mount my motherboard! Look at the holes showed in the pics above, these holes dont have screwthreads. :/ If I need any special mountingsetup, it seems lika Asus forgot to send me those, or? Did you get a bag of parts with your case? Y...
by Trunks
Tue Mar 28, 2006 7:51 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Nasty interference noise
Replies: 15
Views: 3360

Re: Nasty interference noise

KnightRT wrote: It sounds like it's coming from the computer itself. When I turn off the monitor, the noise doesn't change.
Have you tried unplugging the PC speaker? Does you graphics card have an alarm speaker.
by Trunks
Tue Mar 28, 2006 7:49 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Nasty interference noise
Replies: 15
Views: 3360

I double checked my set up. This is on an shuttle nforce 2 MB with a NV 5900. If I turn my speakers up all the way and move the scroll bar I get a noise. If I use page up and page down, I get a similar noise. Theory: My monitor cable makes interference with my audio line. Test: Unplugged DVI cable a...
by Trunks
Tue Mar 28, 2006 12:00 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Nasty interference noise
Replies: 15
Views: 3360

I know this sounds strange, but with via chipsets for the AMD Athlon XP’s and USB mice I have had sound interference noise that a function of drivers. Like you, when I would move the mouse I got noise, I would get more noise when I moved windows around. I thought it was the cord. Then I noticed that...
by Trunks
Sun Mar 26, 2006 7:07 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P150 or P180....
Replies: 2
Views: 1309

What kind of mods do you want to do. You can do any number of mods you like. Its like art. Most of what you might do with a relatively small case perhaps is done. So you could do a lot looking at others with the P150 I would say if you want to do something new the P180 is better. The P 180 is bigger...
by Trunks
Sun Mar 26, 2006 10:05 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Is there a mobo list which can accomodate Scythe Ninja?
Replies: 2
Views: 1139

I think it is made to fit all socket 478/754/939/940 & LGA775 with the standard mounting system.
I know to use the stock back plain I had to dermal a screw down 3 mm. But if I used the provided back plate it would have fit.
by Trunks
Sat Mar 25, 2006 8:09 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Taking CPU w/Thermalright XP-90 from socket?
Replies: 9
Views: 1855

I really have no idea what this thread is about now.
Are you looking for a mother board and a video card or a integrated solution that would let you get a pci-e card later.
by Trunks
Sat Mar 25, 2006 5:26 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Taking CPU w/Thermalright XP-90 from socket?
Replies: 9
Views: 1855

I do not know of a good socket A motherboard with PCI-express

Are you serious your CPU is glued to your heat sink. I am assuming by socket a you have an AMD XP, I would not try to separate them with hope of not destroying your chip. I guess it really depends on the glue you used.
by Trunks
Fri Mar 24, 2006 1:47 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: I need some opinions on a wireless keyboard & mouse for
Replies: 3
Views: 1151

Flying Dutchman wrote:This baby is guaranteed to be quiet

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lol what is it...
by Trunks
Fri Mar 24, 2006 11:27 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Please help, trying to cool desktop Turion
Replies: 5
Views: 1454

You can always use the little round pad things like the athlon XP’s used.
by Trunks
Thu Mar 23, 2006 10:26 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Damping material?
Replies: 46
Views: 9928

Prepare for disappointment, then. Those fans may be quiet at 7 volts, but that means --GASP-- doing an undervolting mod. You can save yourself the money and simply undervolt your existing fans and you'll probably get good results. BTW I use the abit GURU chip/utility or fan speed to under volt, so ...
by Trunks
Thu Mar 23, 2006 10:16 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Bought a p180 (Now Help Me Build my Dream Computer)
Replies: 9
Views: 2217

Thanks everyone. Anyone know why AMD processor dont "appear" to be faster than intel? For instance a 2.4 ghz amd is the same price as a 3.2ghz pentium or celeron. Yes, the recommended list is a good place to start. I have had a 1700 XP and a 2600 XP, they are both harder to cool than the Athlon 64 ...
by Trunks
Thu Mar 23, 2006 5:15 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Damping material?
Replies: 46
Views: 9928

.... Nope, I can't. I won't pay for the Lexus of fans. .... I bought a random Yate Loom 12cm fan and at +5V it's actually pretty quiet, at least for my purposes. I'd like something similar in a 8cm factor -- good enough -- but not $10/ea. ... the Cooler Master fans in 6 packs. http://www.newegg.com...