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by miker
Tue Oct 28, 2003 11:28 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Silencing an Asus 5200 FX videosuite
Replies: 11
Views: 2408

Tobias wrote:One of the Zalman northbridge-coolers does an excelent job cooling the smaller Graphicscards. Have an nb32 cooling a MX440, works like a charm.
Agreed. Cheaper than a Panaflo, too ;)
by miker
Tue Oct 28, 2003 10:48 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Sonata - Quiet? What a joke....
Replies: 43
Views: 10395

How do I mod the fan in the Sonata PSU? Is it a simply case of unpluggin the old one and putting a new one in or do I have to start cutting wires (which I don't really want to do)? Well, not completely sure, but it looks like it uses a similar connector to the Seasonic. If so, you should be able to...
by miker
Tue Oct 28, 2003 10:18 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung shocker!
Replies: 49
Views: 8922

Rusty075 wrote: (The natural magnet is quite powerful in there actually, I use a couple of them to attach notes to my fridge)
Some of those HDD magnets, especially the older ones, are freakishly strong. You could use one to attach your cat to the fridge :)
by miker
Tue Oct 28, 2003 10:13 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Sonata - Quiet? What a joke....
Replies: 43
Views: 10395

Just a word of caution. WHen you pull the Antec PSU from the Sonata, the 120mm fan will suddenly become pretty damn loud. Since it won't be getting the reduced voltage from the Antec PSU, you will have to go to other measures to low-volt that 120.
by miker
Tue Oct 28, 2003 8:51 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Silencing an Asus 5200 FX videosuite
Replies: 11
Views: 2408

I would turn the fan off and hang a 5 or 7v Panaflo L1a over it, using a slightly modified piece of PCI slot cover, a la MikeC in his article here :

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by miker
Tue Oct 28, 2003 8:14 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I might buy a 3700BQE soon to Watercool
Replies: 40
Views: 9783

miker: sounds like a good setup, do you have any pics? I suppose the suck or blow thing depends, i would probably have air from the back of the case blowing into the case through the radiator as it will be cooler air. I dont think i would be able to set up my watercooled rig like that because the r...
by miker
Tue Oct 28, 2003 7:40 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Pre-Cut Acoustipack kit for the Sonata is released.
Replies: 5
Views: 1809

Pre-Cut Acoustipack kit for the Sonata is released.

Looks like AcoustiProducts finally finished the pre-cut kit for the Antec Sonata. However, it looks like only our UK & Swedish members can take advantage for now. :?

You can check it out here.

From all the tips they list, it may be a pretty tricky install
by miker
Tue Oct 28, 2003 7:10 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Sonata - Quiet? What a joke....
Replies: 43
Views: 10395

I just replaced the Antec PSU. Never bothered spinning it up.
It does sound though that if it were that loud, I would say you have a defective unit. BTW, grommeted HDD racks rule.
by miker
Tue Oct 28, 2003 5:35 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I might buy a 3700BQE soon to Watercool
Replies: 40
Views: 9783

I am currently watercooling my Sonata (very similar internals to the BQE) and I have the radiator mounted to the rear fan exhaust, and the fan on top of that, blowing out (through the rad). It works OK now, but do you think it would work better if I turned the fan around and sucked air in through th...
by miker
Mon Oct 27, 2003 7:36 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can I make the 9600 Pro use passive cooling?
Replies: 18
Views: 4397

Fanless is probably fine unless your PC case has no airflow, then it won't be OK.
by miker
Fri Oct 24, 2003 11:54 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: What does it take?
Replies: 30
Views: 14127

Just borged another Dual-Proc Xeon 2.8Ghz IBM server.

That should help. :twisted:
by miker
Thu Oct 23, 2003 7:36 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: What does it take?
Replies: 30
Views: 14127

Wrah wrote:Oh how quickly I've fallen from the top-10
Well it looks like I also finally fell from the No 1 spot, never to return. I just don't have the PC power to compete :cry: :wink:
by miker
Wed Oct 22, 2003 7:45 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: watercooling and heated floor?
Replies: 26
Views: 11205

Rusty075 wrote:Ok Miker, you asked for it:
Amazing. I thought it would be more. You know, that was intended as a rhetorical question. :wink:

Now all I need is a bunch of metal tubing, a jackhammer, some quickset concrete, an industrial size pump, a team of migrant workers, and $23,000 to buy the PC's.
by miker
Tue Oct 21, 2003 9:35 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: watercooling and heated floor?
Replies: 26
Views: 11205

I think this idea could be adjusted on a large scale to heat my driveway. I hate shovelling snow. How many folding PC's would it take to melt 6 inches of snow over 500 sq feet?
by miker
Tue Oct 21, 2003 9:24 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: What does it take?
Replies: 30
Views: 14127

Well for the sake of info, here's my "farm" P4 2.0A x 4 (Misc "borged" PC's from around the office) AthlonXP 3200+ (My silent home PC, a 2500+ OC'd to 3200+ specs) AthlonXP 2100+ ("The Wife's" PC, a 1700+ OC'd to 2100+ specs) This one is only on 1/10 the time. Dual Proc Xeon 2.8 with HT (Counts as 4...
by miker
Tue Oct 21, 2003 6:52 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Is the SLK3700BQE for me? Please help...
Replies: 22
Views: 7717

Re: Is the SLK3700BQE for me? Please help...

Oh, and speaking of the front panel...another thing that I'm wondering is whether these cases come with an option to have that front door on the drives open in the other direction. i.e. I'd much prefer it if it opened to the right rather than to the left because of where I have my computer. It sits...
by miker
Wed Oct 15, 2003 11:35 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Screen dips with 9800pro and zm80c
Replies: 29
Views: 9530

Man, just punt and WaterCool that 9800. :)
by miker
Fri Oct 10, 2003 4:18 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Our team's climb up...
Replies: 150
Views: 67164

Trip wrote:when's this folding thing supposed to end?
Not for quite some time. They results they got from the first few rounds have raised more questions, and they are looking more closely at some older projects. That's why we are seeing the recent rush of tinkers cores.
by miker
Wed Oct 08, 2003 1:54 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Replacement Sonata Door
Replies: 17
Views: 4072

My Asus has a jumper I had to set, up by the CPU socket, plus a BIOS tweak, and only for PS2 keyboards.
by miker
Wed Oct 08, 2003 12:56 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Zalman Reserator1
Replies: 7
Views: 5474

Found this link. Mostly not english, but there's some zalman stuff there. http://pcweb.mycom.co.jp/news/2003/09/29/17.html Note the reserator in action on the one pic. It looks like its about 3 feet tall! :shock: EDIT: There's also a real life pic of that fanless Zalman case. Schweet. I am guessing ...
by miker
Wed Oct 08, 2003 12:53 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best HSF EVAR!!!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 3015

No Russ, I thought you were a big Tom's Fanboy. ;) I myself feel a little dirty for giving Tom's the click on that link. Money is his pocket.
by miker
Wed Oct 08, 2003 12:35 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Sonata + Asus A7N8X + Zalman CNPS7000A = OK?
Replies: 10
Views: 2659

Actually it was the same guy. Problem is he never came back and finished the story.

Surprised someone at the Zalman boards hasn't had this config question. The A7N8X is the #1 AMB board.
by miker
Wed Oct 08, 2003 11:59 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best HSF EVAR!!!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 3015

Holy crap. Looks like it should be hanging off the wing of a Boeing Jet. I bet it sounds similar, as well.
by miker
Wed Oct 08, 2003 11:56 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Sonata + Asus A7N8X + Zalman CNPS7000A = OK?
Replies: 10
Views: 2659

by miker
Wed Oct 08, 2003 11:55 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Sonata + Asus A7N8X + Zalman CNPS7000A = OK?
Replies: 10
Views: 2659

uhh, I remember this post from before. I will have a looksee using search.
by miker
Wed Oct 08, 2003 11:35 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Zalman Reserator1
Replies: 7
Views: 5474

Looks cool. Can't wait to see some more pics. 300L/hr is fine unless you have a massive need for flow. .5m head is plenty for me in a midtower case. Curious how many W they say it will dissipate with no fan and all...

EDIT:

P.S. Hopefully it will be 1/2 OD
by miker
Wed Oct 08, 2003 9:34 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: OC Forums take on quiet HDD mounting
Replies: 9
Views: 3618

exrcoupe wrote:How are you supposed to mount it in the case? If you happen to move the case, the wood structure would slide around.
I don't think this technique is intended for a LAN box, if that's what you mean. You could get creative and use some suction cups and clamps or something :)
by miker
Wed Oct 08, 2003 7:53 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Arctic Silver 5 - October 20th
Replies: 36
Views: 9349

Frozencpu.com is selling some kind of liquid "phase change" solution (Nanotherm PCM+). It's supposed to be much better + easier to apply. NO NO NO!! Don't use that stuff. It eats away at the material of your heatsink. There's a big thread about this over at OC forums in the Cooling forum (and some ...
by miker
Wed Oct 08, 2003 5:33 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Replacement Sonata Door
Replies: 17
Views: 4072

Lots of mobos now have the ability to turn the PC on from the keyboard. (I know mine does)
by miker
Tue Oct 07, 2003 7:51 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: How cases get made at Tom's
Replies: 25
Views: 10728

Looked kind of forced. The only thing that would have made it worse is if everyone were smiling madly -AND- giving the big thumbs-up sign.