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by the_smell
Tue Jul 13, 2004 8:49 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Case
Replies: 11
Views: 3372

Mine didn't rise more than maybe 1 degree if that and I've completely coated the PC60 in powersnooze, which just shows that the whole aluminium cases run cooler than steel is complete rubbish - they just look nicer!
You'll probably only notice a rise in temps if you're passively cooling.
by the_smell
Tue Jul 13, 2004 3:11 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Case
Replies: 11
Views: 3372

The fans I got were ok for airflow, but poor for quietness. Definitely replace them!!! :roll: Silenx are good, panaflo also (and are a lot cheaper at least where I am). You might get away with just one rear exhaust fan - depends on how hot your other components are. If you've got a top fan hole you ...
by the_smell
Tue Jul 13, 2004 12:05 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Case
Replies: 11
Views: 3372

It sounds like you done a good amount of work on your computer before, so it should be pretty easy, just make sure you take your time. One reservation I have though is using a Lian Li PC60 case, it's a very nice looking case and is easy to work with (been using one for a couple years), but it needs ...
by the_smell
Wed Jul 07, 2004 2:28 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Join the SPCR Folding@Home effort
Replies: 436
Views: 167424

Thanks for the advice and welcome peteamer

I'm still not entirely sure what's going on :lol:
But I'm folding on all of my computers now (although my stats seem to show only one cpu on the go?!) - it's strangely addictive watching those frames tick by! SPCR has got me hooked on this aswell!
by the_smell
Wed Jul 07, 2004 3:55 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Top intake or exhaust?
Replies: 13
Views: 3369

I agree with zachary80, sealing off the front probably wouldn't be a good idea. But if you do get tempted to make you computer less noisey, ducting from the top to the back of the psu will help (you'll probably be able to do it with just a good bit of plastic). How this will affect you temperatures ...
by the_smell
Wed Jul 07, 2004 3:47 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Modded Enermax EG465AX(G)-FMA is no quieter
Replies: 3
Views: 1716

The coil whine has been mensioned quite a few times on the forums - do a search for 'pcu coil whine' (search for all terms) and you'll get loads of hits, most are people asking how to get rid of the whine. The whining is probably caused by the interaction of some of your components (soory it's a vag...
by the_smell
Tue Jul 06, 2004 12:22 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Join the SPCR Folding@Home effort
Replies: 436
Views: 167424

Excellent - Mr Burns style
by the_smell
Tue Jul 06, 2004 12:06 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Join the SPCR Folding@Home effort
Replies: 436
Views: 167424

Ok this will probably seem a very silly question :oops: but I want to make sure I've got this right.... I've stuck the number '31574' in the team number section - does this mean I'm now folding for SPCR... Is it really that simple? :)
by the_smell
Wed Jun 30, 2004 12:57 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silencing my PC
Replies: 3
Views: 4230

Hi dfmp Welcome to SPCR! The zalman parts look like a good starting point, although I can't comment on the compatability of the northbridge heatsink (although quite a few people here have the Abit board with a passive zalman NB). Also you might want to do something about the radeon's fan - if you ca...
by the_smell
Fri Jun 25, 2004 12:11 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Building new silent system (in UK) - need recommendations
Replies: 11
Views: 7723

Hi May, I agree with Rusty please read the recommended sections and reviews etc, as you will get a much better feal for what is good for you - the information we can give will just be a very cut down version of all the great stuff found in this site. However, here are a few start points :) I would l...
by the_smell
Sun Jun 20, 2004 9:03 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Enermax Noisetaker Question
Replies: 34
Views: 9417

The only difference I think is the AX has active PFC where as the P does not.

The P version was reviewed by Mike C:
http://www.silentpcreview.com/article149-page1.html

Make sure you need that much power before you go out and buy!
by the_smell
Sun Jun 20, 2004 5:49 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: are you using UPS ?
Replies: 36
Views: 10600

By the standards of SPCR a UPS can be very noisey, Liebert rate their PowerSure workstation models at '< 40dBA, at 1 meter'. I guess they've got a few moving parts! The UPS we've got at work is much bigger, and you can hear it above all the noisey sgi's (thankfully these will be removed very soon) :...
by the_smell
Sat Jun 19, 2004 3:41 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Powerful and Quiet PC?
Replies: 12
Views: 2920

Mmmm... nice system Definitely go AMD. Since you've got the cash and are serious about keeping things quiet it might be worth looking for the HE or HH models of the opterons, these are low power versions (designed for servers I think). But they don't quite come as powerful as the FX53 so maybe not! ...
by the_smell
Tue Jun 15, 2004 12:19 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Athlon 64 3400 and MSI k8t NEO-FISR2
Replies: 7
Views: 2776

I have he same problem, I need to get rid of my western digital disk in my gaming box and replace it with a nice spinpoint or two (maybe).
If you go for the ducting please let everyone know how it goes.
Have fun!
by the_smell
Tue Jun 15, 2004 12:06 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Athlon 64 3400 and MSI k8t NEO-FISR2
Replies: 7
Views: 2776

It you are talking about CPU (not system or case) temperature then I think those temps are great - especially if they're real core readings. But a bit of ducting is always fun :) it all depends on if you want to get it that bit more quiet!
by the_smell
Mon Jun 14, 2004 10:51 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: What's Best Ram? My system I'm gonna build.
Replies: 80
Views: 44124

I always check the memory compatability chart for the motherboard first, although crucial are always very reliable and pretty cheap. Corsair are also good for low latency, this however, only gives a very marginal speed increase (say 1 or 2% if you're lucky) - I only bought mine because they we're on...
by the_smell
Sat Jun 12, 2004 2:40 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian-Li PC-V1100B
Replies: 1
Views: 878

I'm sure the results will be pretty similar to:
http://www.silentpcreview.com/article163-page1.html
It does look very nice :)
by the_smell
Sat Jun 12, 2004 11:28 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Ultimate bling front duct case
Replies: 25
Views: 7001

Arrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!! It keeps on looking at me :shock: make it stop
by the_smell
Sat Jun 12, 2004 11:24 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Building a PSU intake duct/vent
Replies: 64
Views: 137743

Thanks for the suggestion to use your top blow hole as an air intake for a PSU duct - I've just don it with just a sheet of plastic and it has made a real difference :D No more PSU noise!
by the_smell
Sat Jun 12, 2004 2:12 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Silent Dual Opterons?
Replies: 12
Views: 3308

If you're still looking to build a dual system AMD are doing a low power version of the opteron (the Opteron HE and opteron EE). They are rated at 55W and 35W but I think they ain't cheap!
http://www.amdboard.com/opteron_low_power.html
by the_smell
Wed May 26, 2004 4:19 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: most CPU wattage and still be fanless - the Rusty challenge!
Replies: 34
Views: 9061

In theory, the universe being infinte, you can build an infinitely large heatsink and be able to coll what ever you want. Sorry got philosophical there! I keep a nehemiah 1.2 GHz under 60 degrees under load with just a Zalman CNPS6000-CU and the airflow from the nexus 3500 PSU (which doesn't ever sp...
by the_smell
Wed May 26, 2004 4:09 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Barracuda IV noisiest component.
Replies: 5
Views: 1439

You could try a smart drive 2002 to try and muffle that last trace of noise.
Or failing that, you could go the 2.5" hard drive option if you don't mind a bit of a drop in performance (both will probably cost the same).
by the_smell
Mon May 24, 2004 3:02 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: AMD releases 1Ghz Geode with only 9watts of heat! *Update*
Replies: 35
Views: 12221

This looks very cool :)
But it would be nice to see some actually useful benchmarks. I guess we'll wait and see if this performs as well as we'd all hope. If it does it looks like it'll be time to replace that already looking old nehemiah 1.2GHz! Doh
by the_smell
Sun May 23, 2004 6:51 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Very disappointed after I took all suggestion from SPCR
Replies: 14
Views: 4100

Hi Gunzee Sorry to hear about the neck, sounds nasty :( The fact you didn't notice any difference when you used the zalman resistor on your CPU cooler shows how noisey your PC is - this can definitely be helped! :D I've heard a lot of bad things about the noise generated by those vantec stealth fans...
by the_smell
Thu May 20, 2004 3:39 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Your PC before SPCR and after
Replies: 26
Views: 6704

Before: 1.4 GHx T-Bird with Thermo Engine screamer ABit KG7-RAID with actively annoying nothbridge cooling Lian-Li PC60 + generic fans of doom Western Digital noisey thing Enermax PSU 'whisper quiet' :lol: (apparently they used to whisper quite loadly in the enermax offices) After: see sig Got the v...
by the_smell
Thu May 20, 2004 3:30 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: zalman fans
Replies: 1
Views: 878

From what I remember from trying a couple 80mm zalmans, they're ok noise wise at 5v, but you can do much better by getting the panaflo L1A that we all know and love :) The major problem I had with the zalmans is they cost more than the panaflo L1A and didn't give as good a airflow/noise ratio. For o...
by the_smell
Wed May 19, 2004 2:28 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: VIA CPU System
Replies: 5
Views: 1395

Hi Jordan, I think most reasonably modern socket 370 motherboards support the via, the biggest problem is finding one for a reasonable price in the uk. :? If you have a look on ebay a lot of them list support. Tordas, :) my motherboard also reports my via nehemiah 1.2GHz as 240x5 (well actually 239x...
by the_smell
Sun May 16, 2004 2:02 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Motherboards that support a 2500+ mobile, and Zalman 7000?
Replies: 20
Views: 4869

The A7N8X does support 400MHz fsb. please someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I think DDR ram opperates at an actual clock speed of half of its rating. So 333MHz ddr actually operates at 166MHz. But ddr is able to transport twice the data (compared to old SDRAM) cause it can use both the rising and...
by the_smell
Tue May 11, 2004 1:00 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Aluminum case build quality (Lian Li, Cooler Master, etc)?
Replies: 7
Views: 2565

Hi Matt I've had a Lian Li PC60 case for probably over 3 years now (so I'm pretty pleased with it). The build quality is good and the finish looks impressive (if you like that brushed aluminum look), it goes well with my hifi kit, it is also very easy to work with. However the Lian Li was purchased ...
by the_smell
Fri May 07, 2004 3:20 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Calling All Good Fans!
Replies: 143
Views: 281485

You could get a very small anemometer, and then get a hamster to opperate it (just cause it would be cute :) ).