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by Devonavar
Wed Feb 16, 2005 6:43 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: I'm thinking Antec, but which one?
Replies: 8
Views: 2531

Beware of Marketing Claims

I'd beware of any noise claims made by the marketing for the PSU. They're rarely even close to accurate. On the other hand, if you're willing to do a fan mod that opens up the market quite a bit, as the only variable noise-wise will be the quality of the fan controller. If you end up going this rout...
by Devonavar
Wed Feb 16, 2005 12:05 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Comment on yet another wood case design
Replies: 56
Views: 39124

Congratulations

Congratulations, that's a really nice setup. Makes me want to do the same :). I'm looking forward to your writeup.
by Devonavar
Sun Feb 13, 2005 3:34 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Arctic Cooling Silentium T2 review
Replies: 120
Views: 90743

Review addendum Re: Heatsink Mounting

After poking around some more on the Arctic Cooling website, I've noticed that they recommend that heatsinks with side-mounted fans be mounted so that they blow either up or towards the front of the case . Having the fan blow forwards makes sense considering the airflow layout of this case, but it i...
by Devonavar
Wed Feb 09, 2005 3:11 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Arctic Cooling Silentium T2 review
Replies: 120
Views: 90743

Recommended List

Dollar: First of all... Welcome to SPCR!!!! Second, no, that is not an oversight. The Silentium T2 does not belong on our recommended case list because, as mentioned in the review, the PSU fans are too noisy for use in a silenced system. I'm not going to give a value rating for two reasons. 1) I did...
by Devonavar
Sat Feb 05, 2005 11:43 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: a magic system?
Replies: 8
Views: 2343

486 in a freezer

Not to encourage you (the answers you've gotten are totally right), but some "testing" has been done using freezers. Check out http://totl.net/Eunuch/index.html to see what I mean.

Sorry for the slightly off-topic post.
by Devonavar
Wed Feb 02, 2005 4:12 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Arctic Cooling Silentium T2 review
Replies: 120
Views: 90743

PSU not moddable

Just to make it quite clear (if it's not in the review), the PSU is not changeable without at a good week's worth of work. The PSU is physically a part of the case; it's a non-standard size with non-standard mounting. In addition, the exhaust fans are connected inside the PSU itself ... not sure if ...
by Devonavar
Fri Jan 28, 2005 11:06 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is it bad to plug and unplug your CPU fan on a running MB?
Replies: 3
Views: 1315

Airflow

Most likely you've rearranged the contents of your case a bit when you switched the power supply. This may have affected the airflow in your case. Things like IDE cables especially have a significant impact on the airflow pattern in your case, and can affect temperatures negatively if they block too...
by Devonavar
Fri Jan 14, 2005 10:42 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Arctic Cooling 4 Ultra TC HSF
Replies: 41
Views: 27462

On other other hand, maybe someone else closer to us would be willing to do this? I've got the hs and fan from a 2100XP (or possibly a 2000, can't remember) minus the screws that hold the fan onto the shroud. I'd imagine the postage would be pretty low. Good chance it's not the same as either of th...
by Devonavar
Fri Jan 14, 2005 10:38 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Arctic Cooling 4 Ultra TC HSF
Replies: 41
Views: 27462

Reason for thermistor position

MAN look at that thermistor! It's JAMMED in between two fins, and in fact BENDING one of them!!! You'd think they'd develop one that would fit in a nice spot, like more towards the center, and slimmer so that it wouldn't obstruct the heatsink. Might also produce better cooling results, no? All in a...
by Devonavar
Sat Jan 01, 2005 3:03 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quiet 40 mm fans! (maybe)
Replies: 15
Views: 3129

Bels vs. dBA

There is no direct correspondence between bels and decibels (although I can see where you got this idea; if they were consistent with the metric system of prefixes, you'd be right). The decibel scale is a measure of sound pressure at a specific location and must specify a distance from the source to...