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by the_smell
Thu Jan 08, 2004 5:37 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian Li PC-6070
Replies: 32
Views: 7679

I've heard there is vibration noise from the very thin aluminum side panels. The front door may need a shimmy to close properly. The removable left side panel may need an "adjustment" to close properly. These are some things I've picked up from reading user comments and reviews. I use a Lian Li PC6...
by the_smell
Wed Jan 07, 2004 5:28 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: 2GHz VIA C3 on the cards
Replies: 2
Views: 1094

2GHz VIA C3 on the cards

Hi, just found out about the proposed release of 2GHz via C3 (both Eden and Antuar) processors from tomshardware, it's all written up at: http://www.infoworld.com/article/04/01/06/HNviaprocessors_1.html It'll be nice to get a better performing, really quiet CPU :D , although if they still use socket...
by the_smell
Thu Dec 18, 2003 4:04 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Quietest SFF computer?
Replies: 15
Views: 11461

Just incase you didn't know, this looks like a good SFF discussed in...
http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=8727
...the whole system (PSU included) is cooled by a single 92mm fan, and there are athlon and P4 versions...
by the_smell
Tue Dec 16, 2003 1:33 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Uneec Fur Fusion - small quiet athlon/P4
Replies: 6
Views: 5664

I agree.... cringe :oops:
by the_smell
Mon Dec 15, 2003 2:22 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: RAM - Is 'Low Latency' worth the extra?
Replies: 11
Views: 2514

Just to give my two cents - I can't notice much difference between using 'low latency' RAM compared to the more everyday stuff 99% of the time. I only use Corsair LLPT because it was going cheap (£100 inc VAT) in a sale a while back. Save you money or buy more RAM for the same price, just please get...
by the_smell
Sat Dec 13, 2003 3:44 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Uneec Fur Fusion - small quiet athlon/P4
Replies: 6
Views: 5664

one fan to cool them all!

Sorry I couldn't resist
by the_smell
Tue Dec 09, 2003 1:52 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: I modified my refrigerator to cool my PC!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 1624

Good stuff, can't say I'm worried; couldn't you just put the radiator in another room? Did you dig a 10 foot hole? This maybe a silly question showing my complete ingnorance in water cooling :oops: , but how do you get around the problem of condensation? Your dog is quite obviously one of those stra...
by the_smell
Tue Dec 09, 2003 1:16 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Uneec Fur Fusion - small quiet athlon/P4
Replies: 6
Views: 5664

Hi Lifecylce, If you look at the specs at Kustompcs things are a bit clearer (why is it so many manufacturer's sites are rubbish!? :roll: )... Athlon system: http://www.kustompcs.co.uk/product.php?view=1447 P4 system: http://www.kustompcs.co.uk/product.php?view=1446 Both have a single 90mm fan (I as...
by the_smell
Mon Dec 08, 2003 1:11 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Noisiest hard disk you've used?
Replies: 27
Views: 6521

I get to use SGI's with SCSI HDs at work, I don't know the make but they're all on the loud side constantly - the external ones even have an extra winey 40mm fan to annoy you! Noise cancelling head phones have been employed, but it's nice to have an excuse to listen to music all day :)
by the_smell
Mon Dec 08, 2003 1:02 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Uneec Fur Fusion - small quiet athlon/P4
Replies: 6
Views: 5664

Uneec Fur Fusion - small quiet athlon/P4

I've just found out about this shuttle clone called the Fur Fusion, it's made by uneec (?) http://www.uneec.com/en/ It's cooled by a single 92mm fan (CPU, PSU and all) so it might be possible to get a quiet athlon or P4 system. Kustompcs are already stocking them in the UK, it's a pitty they don't q...
by the_smell
Mon Dec 08, 2003 5:04 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: nehemiah faster than 1GHz?
Replies: 11
Views: 3273

Again thanks for the good info on the 1.2Ghz chip, I might just try and get me one of them and try using a copper flower cooler with it. silvervarg you quite rightly pointed out that my temperature readings must be wrong. I agree - my CPU motherboard always reads 15 degrees C after a good few days w...
by the_smell
Sun Dec 07, 2003 5:33 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: nehemiah faster than 1GHz?
Replies: 11
Views: 3273

Thanks for the info Trip...

Yep, I run the C3 800 without a fan, the server box it's in doesn't contain a single fan :)
The heatsink I use is an old aluminium coolermaster thing with the fan removed. CPU and system temperatures never go higher than room temperature.

Mustn't grumble
by the_smell
Wed Dec 03, 2003 6:29 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: nehemiah faster than 1GHz?
Replies: 11
Views: 3273

nehemiah faster than 1GHz?

I remeber many a year ago that via C3 cpu's were going to be made clocked faster than 1GHz, has anyone heard anything about this or is this just a creation of my twisted imagination? I'd love to be able to have a bit more speed on my 800MHz C3 :roll: server, but I'm wondering if moving up to a 1GHz ...
by the_smell
Tue Nov 11, 2003 3:03 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: tiny PC
Replies: 2
Views: 958

Have a look on: http://www.mini-itx.com/, it's got loads of 'projects' making ikle PCs :shock:

Have fun
by the_smell
Sat Nov 01, 2003 9:42 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate barracuda IV anywhere?
Replies: 25
Views: 6075

I've found a couple of sources of Cuda IV 80Mb in the UK: www.kustomps.co.uk have some in their sale section, and www.ebuyer.co.uk has plenty in stock (at the moment says over 2000 units).

Enjoy :)
by the_smell
Sun Oct 19, 2003 1:46 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Memory for 2.8Ghz Pentium
Replies: 6
Views: 1302

You probably won't need memory faster than PC3200, but if PC3500 (or 3700 etc), are not significantly more expencive you can run these at 3200 usually with more aggressive timings. Ok you'll only get a couple of % speed increase but if it's only a few pence it's worth a go. On the other hand the tim...
by the_smell
Wed Sep 24, 2003 11:27 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: How to mount ZM-MFC1 with rails?
Replies: 4
Views: 1675

Drill, drill my friend :wink:
by the_smell
Wed Sep 24, 2003 11:24 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: TAGAN 480W BLACK SILENCE 22dBA
Replies: 6
Views: 2147

Re: Anyone has any info on this (German) PSU?

I've heard of this psu from a review at:
http://www.amdboard.com/psu.html
They like it much :) but there isn't a lot said about the noise it emits, just that it's very quiet!
by the_smell
Thu Sep 11, 2003 11:57 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Zalman ZM400A-APF is too noisy!
Replies: 9
Views: 2375

I'm also using a Zalman ZM400A-APF in a Lian-Li PC 60. I've been thinking about creating a duct to the internal inlets of the PSU to the outside of the case. Either from a the top fan vent or via an open drive bay at the front of the case. Does this seem like a reasonable idea? Another option is to ...
by the_smell
Sun Sep 07, 2003 1:49 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Recommendations for a bigger drive
Replies: 5
Views: 1901

Maxtor ain't bad

I just got a 120Gb Maxtor DiamondMax plus 9 and I was realy annoyed by the clicking it made until I searched through this forum and found out about this utility form Maxtor:

http://maxtor.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/maxt ... faqid=1200

Now no clicking :lol: silence is bliss.
by the_smell
Sat Aug 30, 2003 1:59 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: New to folding+Been silencing for years=Now folding for SPCR
Replies: 16
Views: 7310

Folding?

I'm also new, and confused :?
Can someone please tell me what the heck folding is!?!
by the_smell
Fri Aug 29, 2003 11:06 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Anti-vibration feet for the case
Replies: 15
Views: 5847

Case feet

Some other cheap alternatives :) for case feet are using a couple ofsquash balls cut in two (I've used these before to isolate a CD player from vibrations), or alternatively cutting up a camping roll matt and sitting you case on a couple of layers. The latter worked a treat for me for my gaming.