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by Jeff Cutsinger
Fri Oct 05, 2007 9:25 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Positive Pressure, medium airflow configuration.
Replies: 4
Views: 1740

ddrueding1 wrote:The general concept is to make the exhaust area about the same as the intake area, no? To create positive pressure, you of course make the exhaust slightly smaller
Positive pressure means that there is more fan area as intake than as exhaust. Ideally this means all your fans are intake.
by Jeff Cutsinger
Tue Oct 02, 2007 11:38 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung SH-S203B 20x DVD±RW/RAM. Just get one.
Replies: 45
Views: 23127

Das_Saunamies wrote: I'd be willing to pay good money for a silent, slowed-down drive, but manufacturers seem unwilling to deliver. :?
I wonder whatever happened to the TrueX drives-- quiet and faster than the competition. That and slot loaders.
by Jeff Cutsinger
Tue Oct 02, 2007 5:58 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Where to get foam air filter? Installing side fan(and hole)
Replies: 7
Views: 2615

And only 59db! That's what I call silent. :roll:
by Jeff Cutsinger
Tue Oct 02, 2007 5:44 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung SH-S203B 20x DVD±RW/RAM. Just get one.
Replies: 45
Views: 23127

Is there a parallel ata version?
by Jeff Cutsinger
Wed Sep 19, 2007 5:47 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Suspension in P182 Lower Cage (PICS)
Replies: 24
Views: 14049

All of my systems use 2 hard drives, and without suspension, there is a harmonic pulsing hum that is impossible to get rid of. I'm guessing that your hard drives have different RPMs and the noise you hear is their beat frequency. I experienced the same thing with my hard drives- one 5400 and one 72...
by Jeff Cutsinger
Wed Sep 12, 2007 7:05 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: XP ram limitations - considerations for upgrade to 4GB?
Replies: 21
Views: 6373

if you run a 64 bit operating system, you'll be able to utilize past 4gb of RAM no problems. of course there are problems such as incompatibilities and such that will come with a 64 bit operating system. most programs are not coded for 64 bit, so some may not run, while others may install perfectly...
by Jeff Cutsinger
Mon Sep 10, 2007 7:04 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Stretch Magic
Replies: 5
Views: 2022

I'm using the 1.8mm version. Granted, it's only been a couple of weeks but so far so good.
by Jeff Cutsinger
Fri Sep 07, 2007 4:26 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is Felger (gasp!) abandoning big-fan computer cases?
Replies: 9
Views: 4199

Re: Is Felger (gasp!) abandoning big-fan computer cases?

The 18dBA quieting drops 3dBA because there are two fans, result 15dBA quieting. The 22dBA figure is merely typical for a good 120mm fan in an anechoic chamber. 15dBA quieter would be 7dBA... in an anechoic chamber. OK, I reread it and now I get it. My brain inserted a "to" in "the noise level drop...
by Jeff Cutsinger
Thu Sep 06, 2007 12:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is Felger (gasp!) abandoning big-fan computer cases?
Replies: 9
Views: 4199

Re: Is Felger (gasp!) abandoning big-fan computer cases?

At 40CFM, suppose this fan measures 22dBA noise level at one meter (we're in an anechoic chamber, live rooms will measure higher - and you live and work in a live room). Now I cut additional holes alongside the first two, and mount a fan in the new hole alongside the first fan. On one side of the b...
by Jeff Cutsinger
Tue Aug 28, 2007 12:10 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Question about 250mm fan dimensions
Replies: 8
Views: 3907

Felger Carbon wrote:they decided any fan that would fit inside a 360mm circle would work... :D
So a 360mm fan is actually about 317mm?
by Jeff Cutsinger
Fri Aug 24, 2007 7:43 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Pentium III 500 MHz -- quiet cooling?
Replies: 18
Views: 5706

I just recently pulled a 60mm (it might have been 50, actually) fan off my slot A athlon 550 mhz and put an 80mm on. The noise difference was night and day. It used to be so annoying I'd sometimes leave the computer off for that reason alone. Now it's quiet enough that I can hardly hear it. It's run...
by Jeff Cutsinger
Thu Jul 05, 2007 10:25 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Is the FSP Zen powerful enough for my system?
Replies: 5
Views: 1853

Re: should i turn on the fan?

lucibalaj wrote:hello,

since I have an Antec Sonata II case, should I turn on the fan?

Thanks!
Or you could buy a PSU with a fan (the recommended section here lists good ones with quiet fans). An undervolted quiet case fan wouldn't hurt, either. But if you're happy with your temperatures, it's unnecessary.
by Jeff Cutsinger
Thu Jul 05, 2007 7:01 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Is the FSP Zen powerful enough for my system?
Replies: 5
Views: 1853

Re: Is the FSP Zen powerful enough for my system?

lucibalaj wrote: - no additional fans
Neil is right, but I'm concerned about the PSU overheating. You'll need good airflow or a very low ambient temperature to keep the PSU from asploding. It's hard to tell if you have either of these things, but the lack of fans is not inspiring.
by Jeff Cutsinger
Mon Jul 02, 2007 5:59 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: After all this time, is this still the best we can get?
Replies: 39
Views: 20948

I think the p150 is more attractive than the tj-09.
by Jeff Cutsinger
Wed Jun 27, 2007 8:56 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Quiet Intel C2D MB with onboard video
Replies: 12
Views: 4564

line wrote: - No legacy PS/2, serial, parallel & floppy connectors
This doesn't bother me as much as the two PCI express x1 slots (useless) but only one standard PCI slot. Actually, I don't really care about the other connectors at all. I'd rather see them gone.
by Jeff Cutsinger
Thu May 24, 2007 4:09 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Hello
Replies: 2
Views: 1544

NeilBlanchard wrote:Did you forget to ask a question? :o
Just thought I'd make my first post. No questions yet.
by Jeff Cutsinger
Wed May 23, 2007 9:55 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Hello
Replies: 2
Views: 1544

Hello

Hi.