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by Trunks
Wed Apr 26, 2006 6:40 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Below 20dB, above 30cfm, 80mm fan?
Replies: 9
Views: 3205

jaganath wrote: The Yate Loon D80SL-12 is rated for 25dB(A) and 43 cubic metres per hour (?). Dunoo how to translate that to 20dB and CFM.
25 CFM
by Trunks
Tue Apr 25, 2006 11:37 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec finally released all-black P180??!??
Replies: 27
Views: 9270

acaurora wrote: - Added 'venting' PCI slot covers. The PCI Slot covers have now vents built into them, for better cooling, (or more dust?).
maybe they noticed the using duct was worse than takeing the slot covers off.
by Trunks
Tue Apr 25, 2006 11:10 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Oh god I just gave Newegg $300 for a P180 and accessories
Replies: 3
Views: 1429

Sounds like money well spent. But why not keep the Antec Sonata? With high room temps you may want to look into a large but quite AC fan/ blower for really hot days.
I think the Accelero is good, the fact that you don’t have to have an open PCI slot inline with major airflow is good.
by Trunks
Tue Apr 25, 2006 10:02 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best Value Socket 939 Heatsink?
Replies: 9
Views: 3451

Re: Best Value Socket 939 Heatsink?

Based on SPCR's review, the Scythe Ninja is apparently the best performer in terms of cooling performance... but it is fairly expensive.. which socket 939 comaptible hsf has the best performance per $? Stock is not bad cooler (just loud) if you already have it its less expensive than any other opti...
by Trunks
Tue Apr 25, 2006 9:46 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: help me silence my pc.
Replies: 19
Views: 5352

You would benefit from moving both hard drives to the upper bay. Suspend/soft mount them. Then moving your 80 mm fans up in to the rear upper of the area pulling air in over the drives. Use tape or foam the inside of that upper bay to cover the little holes in the side of the drive bay and defuse so...
by Trunks
Tue Apr 25, 2006 5:27 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Super Lanboy resonance?
Replies: 2
Views: 1443

Did you soft mount your fans?
Suspend your hard drive?
You could dampen the panels that are not windowed?
by Trunks
Tue Apr 25, 2006 1:59 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Best damping material(s) for P180?
Replies: 26
Views: 7726

How did you think using Acoustipack helped you in the war against noise? Was it worth it? Please, summarize and share you experiences! yes. I would say that if a precut kit exists for your case it is worth it. It is very quick to apply. If you have to measure, cut it, test fit, recut. It can take a...
by Trunks
Tue Apr 25, 2006 12:42 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: First-ever Water-Cooled Computer
Replies: 9
Views: 4407

nice.

do you think that big tubing is really helping with the size of your radiator?
is it a method to not use a resevior?
What is the flow rate of that pump?
What are your temps like?
by Trunks
Mon Apr 24, 2006 3:44 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P150: Back in Black? [called: Solo]
Replies: 228
Views: 136527

Now, the only possible (minor!) downside is the glossy "piano" finish, which will likely show scratches more easily than a pebble or flat black? I kind of like the piano finish myself. But you are right, it probably will be more prone to fingerprints and scratches. The finish on my sonata has dulle...
by Trunks
Mon Apr 24, 2006 10:31 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: help me silence my pc.
Replies: 19
Views: 5352

Re: help me silence my pc.

I have read countless times in articles and in the forum that foam and other silencing kits are a last resort solution. You should always start by reducing the emitted noise, because that's the more efficient way to silence your computer. Besides with so many openings in your case, the noise will s...
by Trunks
Mon Apr 24, 2006 6:41 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P150: Back in Black? [called: Solo]
Replies: 228
Views: 136527

Re: "ANTEC Solo" Has any one Seen this??

Goldmember wrote: Is it SOLO as in "Hans Solo" or "Piano Concerto Solo Number 85 in B minor"?
It is the music theme.
The real question I wonder is why the MINUET, OVERTURE, SONATA get all caps.
Also it looks like they have dropped the Aria (for the NSK1300). Aria means Solo.
by Trunks
Mon Apr 24, 2006 6:27 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: help me silence my pc.
Replies: 19
Views: 5352

what kind of foam are we talking about? any kind of foam from packaging computer components? or motherboard boxes? i seen it done before but i hesitated because last time i saw foam catch on fire it wasnt pretty. it's perfectly safe right? No, I specifically had AcoustiPack or a similar product in ...
by Trunks
Sun Apr 23, 2006 11:08 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: help me silence my pc.
Replies: 19
Views: 5352

Welcome to SPC review. Some mod might move this to the advice forum. I think your hard drives might be the loudest thing. Look into a way to suspend your harddrives, you should find some immediate improvement. Think about only using one hard drive also. Looking at your case, it looks like many simi...
by Trunks
Sun Apr 23, 2006 5:16 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P150: Back in Black? [called: Solo]
Replies: 228
Views: 136527

Re: "ANTEC Solo" Has any one Seen this??

Scrool down to the life style section of the antec 2006 catalog. From the picture, and comparing the specs this looks like a black P 150 http://syndicate.tentoe.com/__FileManager__/Org_100_41/992/2006.ProductCatalog.4.6.06.ED.web.pdf WOW. now this is what every one here will smile about. NO PSU! I ...
by Trunks
Sun Apr 23, 2006 8:28 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P150: Back in Black? [called: Solo]
Replies: 228
Views: 136527

Trying to digest the differences between the NSK6500 and the P150 Black. The only differences I can see are the TAC vents on the side panel, the included PSU (P150 comes with a NeoHE 430W, and NSK6500 has the TP2.0 430W), and the hard drive mounting system (P150 has suspension). Am I missing anythi...
by Trunks
Sat Apr 22, 2006 12:58 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: All done, still LOUD
Replies: 5
Views: 1720

You can try dampening the shroud, or removing the shroud and blowing a fan on to the heatsink directly. Works well for my 6800 gt. I have no experience with the X800
by Trunks
Sat Apr 22, 2006 12:45 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Stylish Case
Replies: 9
Views: 3448

She would like something as stylish a Mac Mini for example. Obviously not so small.. http://techreport.com/reviews/2004q2/silverstone-sstlc01/money.jpg http://design.sneak.co.nz/wp-content/er_mini.jpg The mac is so plain. So she likes round corners and aluminum? Lian-Li PC-V600 - small SilverStone ...
by Trunks
Sat Apr 22, 2006 12:30 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: dealing with summer heat
Replies: 2
Views: 1106

powered coolers

You need to figure out if it is your case/NB temps or your component temps.

If it was just that your water need to be chilled a bit it might be a great application for a soft sided thermoelectric cooling bag.
by Trunks
Fri Apr 21, 2006 2:23 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Need help quieting down SLK3000-B
Replies: 9
Views: 2972

welcome to SPCR You should read the recommended hardware lists on this site. Yes the raptor reportedly is loud, it is not simple to cool it even in an enclosure. You should really look into alternative PSU’s. The DFI Ultra-D has a chip set fan, you will want to replace that with a passive cooler.
by Trunks
Fri Apr 21, 2006 2:15 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: connecting psu to MB
Replies: 3
Views: 1266

you may need something like this.

http://www.xoxide.com/tt-psu-adaptor-cables.html
by Trunks
Fri Apr 21, 2006 10:49 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian-Li new G cases
Replies: 6
Views: 2269

krille wrote:Are Lian-Li's better for silence than Antec's P180?
Lian-Li dose not have stock hard drive grommets.

That being said, this case is nearly half the size of P180.
by Trunks
Thu Apr 20, 2006 2:55 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fileserver and p180 gaming rig
Replies: 11
Views: 7521

Does the duct / cd tray help you at all?
by Trunks
Thu Apr 20, 2006 2:51 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian-Li new G cases
Replies: 6
Views: 2269

I have a fear that a heatpipe chipset cooler would not work as well upside down? Any truth to that?
by Trunks
Wed Apr 19, 2006 9:00 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: front "grill" attachment for slk3000b
Replies: 6
Views: 2153

nice grill teejay
by Trunks
Wed Apr 19, 2006 4:29 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec finally released all-black P180??!??
Replies: 27
Views: 9270

I don’t mean to rain on your parade but the black p180 (other than the SPCR edition) has been available some places for months.
by Trunks
Wed Apr 19, 2006 10:44 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: How much impact do rear fan grills impede airflow/temps?
Replies: 2
Views: 1174

Removing one 80 mm grill from my Lian Li PC-6 reduced noise and my temps about 2 C.
by Trunks
Tue Apr 18, 2006 11:41 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Modified nvSilencer5
Replies: 10
Views: 3909

have you thought about the Accelero X1?
Have you considered just moving the fan away from the HS, and extending the shroud?
You mentioned that it was to long when it was new? It sounds like XFX may have modified the reference design.
by Trunks
Tue Apr 18, 2006 4:39 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: front "grill" attachment for slk3000b
Replies: 6
Views: 2153

Sorry, for the upper drive bay. That's pretty much what I'm looking for, just wondering if there is anything pre-made for the bays? If you only have one optical drive I think the Kama bay cooler sounds right for you. many single bay hard drive fan things around. I dont think they live up to SPCR st...
by Trunks
Tue Apr 18, 2006 12:59 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Is this really right?
Replies: 10
Views: 2780

Re: Is this really right?

3. How big of a difference does case dampening make? 4. The OCZ Powerstream 420 I have is spec'd for 22db. It's still a bit on the loud side. Any way short of popping it open to make it even quieter? Dampening can make a worth while difference. If you have an ‘elcheapo case then simply adding mass ...
by Trunks
Mon Apr 17, 2006 2:26 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Modified nvSilencer5
Replies: 10
Views: 3909

I found my NV 4 very loud relative to its cooling power. First. The vent. Just having a big hole in that area was letting noise out. Second the whole thing vibrated. Using some electrical tape I reduced that. I changed the power of the fan but lost most of the cooling power. I had higher CPU temps a...