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by Trunks
Sat May 06, 2006 9:20 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: looking for guide/how to/or general advice on dampening
Replies: 12
Views: 3284

...Dynamat Extreme (DE) on one end and cutting up and gluing in pieces of vinyl flooring tile on the other end. ... Let me repeat: I have not tried lightweight foam. It may well work very well indeed and I'm missing out on a very good thing. Or not. I can personally attest that mass loading works a...
by Trunks
Fri May 05, 2006 3:38 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: looking for guide/how to/or general advice on dampening
Replies: 12
Views: 3284

carpet pad
the lows near me has it for ~$0.65 per foot.
they will have several types. "Slab Rubber" type is the best.
Rebond Foam is very good too... for being cheap.
by Trunks
Fri May 05, 2006 1:10 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: looking for guide/how to/or general advice on dampening
Replies: 12
Views: 3284

Re: looking for guide/how to/or general advice on dampening

1.Depends on your case. I would say Acoustipac is great. But not cheap.
1a. I don’t know what that is, I normally get Styrofoam nuts or paper… they are all bad.
1b. Carpet pad foam.
2 over every surface that is not needed for ventilation.
by Trunks
Thu May 04, 2006 5:35 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Quiet......and Cool..........
Replies: 7
Views: 3846

Re: Quiet......and Cool..........

2Fast4U2 wrote: A8N-E .........I like Lian Li's but am told of potential problems from their inverted mounting and heatpipes......
The A8N-E does not have a heat pipe chip set cooler. The Sytrin KuFormula VF1 might benefit from being upside down.
by Trunks
Thu May 04, 2006 5:27 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Effects of dust on a computer
Replies: 11
Views: 2467

Re: Effects of dust on a computer

iphitus wrote: I find myself cleaning the dust catcher on the front of the case every month or two.
This sounds normal to me.
by Trunks
Wed May 03, 2006 10:50 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Ducting PC case - please advise
Replies: 15
Views: 7184

Open up ALL of the PCI slot backplanes. I think this is a guaranteed way to make your computer louder. With all due respect, this is flat out wrong. I've used open PCI slots to great effect in producing SILENT computers. ... It is not my goal to disagree with you for sake of general philosophy… T...
by Trunks
Tue May 02, 2006 9:49 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: antec p180 clarity
Replies: 16
Views: 4905

I understand that they have fixed many issues. I do not know if the silver P180s that are shipping have the same improvements as the P180B does. I think ease of moving is your own call. Do you move your tower / computer now? Is it difficult for you? I would say for sure a shuttle or other SFF / note...
by Trunks
Tue May 02, 2006 8:32 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Fall AM2 Build - Case Question
Replies: 3
Views: 1158

Weight? The P150 is about 25 lbs. With PSU a small aluminum case is about 22 lbs. What makes my case heavy is the 6 lbs of foam.
by Trunks
Tue May 02, 2006 6:57 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Ducting PC case - please advise
Replies: 15
Views: 7184

Open up ALL of the PCI slot backplanes. I think this is a guaranteed way to make your computer louder. The x1600 has a little fan on it. and lets the HD noise go right out. http://img54.imageshack.us/img54/4551/mycaseduct21rb.gif The heat from your video card will travel up from convection. The fan...
by Trunks
Tue May 02, 2006 3:33 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Open letter to case mfg (esp Antec) re: HTPC cases
Replies: 3
Views: 1899

you should talk to Hyphe about custom builds.
http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewto ... ustom+htpc
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by Trunks
Mon May 01, 2006 3:40 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: NSK 1300 Very disappointing
Replies: 7
Views: 2945

This makes sense I guess. Do you have a case in hand? The document I see looks like the fire wire is not removed…
But no mention of the card reader
by Trunks
Mon May 01, 2006 3:35 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Input / criticism on this high spec system
Replies: 21
Views: 6412

Greetings,
CPU: AMD 64 X2 3800+ or 4200+ (Socket 939)
-cooler: Scythe Ninja (passive, but close to case fans)
You need a back up fan on the heat sink. Or maybe just a duct.
I do not know the AM2 products are ready for intelligent critique at this point
by Trunks
Mon May 01, 2006 11:51 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: The ePower Tiger: Quiet and Hot
Replies: 9
Views: 8607

ATX cable detachable

One question is why make the ATX cable detachable? There's no situation where this cable isn't needed. If you have a set up that you might want to remove the PSU and not disconnect the MB cable from the board. Perhaps: The MB cable is tucked away /bundled with the other cables. Customizing the cabl...
by Trunks
Sun Apr 30, 2006 9:08 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Single fan madness pt 5 - Midfan File Server
Replies: 10
Views: 5081

Impressive. I like the PSU movement very much. I still think paper ducts inside a PC are some kind of accident waiting to happen.
by Trunks
Sun Apr 30, 2006 8:46 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Completely Passive with A8N-SLI premium?
Replies: 4
Views: 2064

You could try an after market heat pipe chipset cooler.
by Trunks
Sat Apr 29, 2006 11:39 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja installation on a A8N-SLI: Backplate concerns
Replies: 4
Views: 1795

To use mine with the abit hsf back-piece I had to custom the upper screw that came with the board so that they did not push on the case. the lower screw fit in to a hole in the case.
by Trunks
Sat Apr 29, 2006 11:05 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Acrylic Cases
Replies: 1
Views: 846

If you are going from aluminum to acrylic I don’t think your going to find a negative impact. Typically acrylic cases are thick. But you lose the benefit of using a rubber or foam dampener. Be aware most inverters for cold cathodes make a humming noise. You might have a difficult time finding a ca...
by Trunks
Fri Apr 28, 2006 10:17 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: front panel annoyance (not P180)
Replies: 3
Views: 1250

what case do you have?
If you have an AT PSU the power switch might be live.
If you have a front fan, the bezel acts as a sound / dust baffle.
Other than sound…dust.
by Trunks
Thu Apr 27, 2006 4:19 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Is Antec P180 best case for silence?
Replies: 26
Views: 7510

Clearly Devon Cooke favours the Anti-Vibration Fan Mounts over the Gaskets. That's why I was wondering if there's any way to combine the best of both worlds? So I'm not quite sure what to make out of this... shrouding capabilities of the Gaskets or the lower buzz the Mounts bring? Install the soft ...
by Trunks
Thu Apr 27, 2006 3:52 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Fall AM2 Build - Case Question
Replies: 3
Views: 1158

Welcome to SPCR

I don’t think anyone knows how the AM2 Motherboard options are going to contend. I don’t think you are going to find a case that is both light and quite, unless it is just “smallerâ€
by Trunks
Thu Apr 27, 2006 3:38 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: help me silence my pc.
Replies: 19
Views: 5352

bad news: hdd's sit at 33 and 38.. O_O are these temps safe??? i think i might just turn my front fans back to 7v.. it only got rid of some noise.. wasnt a lot though. What did you change? Are you talking about the front fans? Just look at your case, they don’t have a great airflow path. Did you ...
by Trunks
Wed Apr 26, 2006 7:38 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Tbalancer with P150
Replies: 3
Views: 1265

the t balancer is highly programmable. It can do what you ask. First Are you have temp issues? Or looking for silent operation? "2 120mm Nexus fans on on the scythe" WOW unless you are OCing I dont think this is needed. one fan should be ok. "bottom two 5 1/4" drive bay directly to the scythe ninja ...
by Trunks
Wed Apr 26, 2006 7:17 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Speedfan for linux?
Replies: 6
Views: 5307

you could try posting on the Ubuntu forums. My fan speeds controlled by APCI worked with out me doing anything, well after I upgraded to the kernel for 586i. good luck.
by Trunks
Wed Apr 26, 2006 5:37 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Speedfan for linux?
Replies: 6
Views: 5307

by Trunks
Wed Apr 26, 2006 5:30 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quieter than a 707 now, but still needs work - HELP!
Replies: 10
Views: 2294

If you don’t have some massive software raid going on then you would be well severed to set your hard drives to power down when not in use. Memory foam, like for bedding/pillows works well for dampening mechanical vibrations. You can get an industrial sound blankets (lead) that are highly effectiv...
by Trunks
Wed Apr 26, 2006 12:32 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Below 20dB, above 30cfm, 80mm fan?
Replies: 9
Views: 3205

drjunk wrote:Ive orderd an 80mm vantec stealth...
You are better off with cooler master or yate loons. maybe the new stealth fans are better. the ones I bought a year ago were not loud, but not silent. but they did not adjust at all with a PWM controller.
by Trunks
Wed Apr 26, 2006 12:27 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Finished my Antec P150 build, with spcr duct mod *56k AVOID*
Replies: 28
Views: 17159

Mike_P wrote:
HiFi wrote:Hey in the picture, is that audio wire going to your soundcard for the front audio ports? i was wondering where to put that audio wire.
firewire going to Audigy2 ZS is my guess ;)
I think HIFI is asking how to hide that wire.
by Trunks
Wed Apr 26, 2006 12:21 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: It all falls apart
Replies: 11
Views: 3192

Re: It all falls apart

Video Card What to replace the Silencer with? Cause the card works for me - I hate to think about replacing - espicially as it kills me that the AGP versions of available cards are pricier than PCIe versions of the same/or better things. So - any opinions? Take the fan/shroud off the AS and replace...
by Trunks
Wed Apr 26, 2006 12:18 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: nexus neccesary?
Replies: 11
Views: 2468

Re: nexus neccesary?

so i have 2 120mm vantec stealth one in front by the hard drives and one in the top blowhole... My vantec stealth fans 120 mm are not quite at all. a Yate Loon is a good option. the best thing to do is test. with 3 hard drives I dont know if you will notice the change. my HD fan in the Sonota did n...
by Trunks
Wed Apr 26, 2006 10:46 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quieter than a 707 now, but still needs work - HELP!
Replies: 10
Views: 2294

What case do you even have with 11 hard drives in? How are you cooling all your drives? Two obvious solutions. If your drives are not in some array, have the ones you don’t use often power down very quickly after use. Second, get a new case. You should really consider why 11 drives on all the time...