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by icancam
Thu May 20, 2004 5:41 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: "Why speed isn't everything"
Replies: 5
Views: 1757

"Why speed isn't everything"

Here's an article from The Economist (understandable by a non-technical person such as myself) that discusses the future direction of computer chip technology.
http://www.economist.com/science/tq/Pri ... ID=2477063
by icancam
Thu May 20, 2004 4:44 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Good price on a fanless Sapphire 9800 Pro at Newegg
Replies: 10
Views: 3110

Yes, an excellent value but hardly comparable in performance to a 9800 series card? I did start a fanless 9600XT thread so that the 9600 series could have it's day in the sun as we bask in the glow of these greatly reduced prices as the manufacturers transition into new generations of AGP (and PCI E...
by icancam
Thu May 20, 2004 4:15 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Good price on a fanless Sapphire 9800 Pro at Newegg
Replies: 10
Views: 3110

If you are not afraid of a barebone OEM refurbished fanless 9800 Pro card, how about a price of $185 with $1 FedEx shipping? (I might have to request a commission applied to my next order from Newegg for all these notices posted in this SPCR forum!) http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?desc...
by icancam
Thu May 20, 2004 3:32 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Good price on a fanless Sapphire 9600XT at Newegg
Replies: 0
Views: 952

Good price on a fanless Sapphire 9600XT at Newegg

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=14-102-342&depa=0 $174 retail boxed and with free shipping. This is a good time to be an SPCR person. It's not quite as spectacular a price reduction as with Sapphire's fanless version of the 9800 Pro but it does have the advantage of runnin...
by icancam
Mon Mar 22, 2004 4:33 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Parallel Processing with VIA Nano-ITX
Replies: 9
Views: 2115

Parallel Processing with VIA Nano-ITX

Seeing as how the new VIA Nano-ITX motherboards are tiny, and can be passively cooled, but only support up to 1GHz CPU's, would it be possible to use them in a parallel processor set up that would still keep things very quiet yet provide a higher performance level? For example, four of them wouln't ...
by icancam
Tue Mar 16, 2004 7:37 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Oh, come on...
Replies: 15
Views: 4808

I always get bloodshot eyes when I spend hours squinting at miniature parts during the assembly of tiny prototype electro-mechanical devices. Hopefully, full production will involve robotic assembly so we won't have the premature vision impairment of Toshiba employees on our conscience.
by icancam
Tue Mar 16, 2004 5:40 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Nexus 120mm now at silicon acoustics....
Replies: 37
Views: 9786

I eagerly await the results of some objective testing of 120mm fans now that there are more to compare. Even after the fans are tested, we will still face the issue that combining components is system dependent and individual requirements are varied. What might work brilliantly in one system may not...
by icancam
Tue Mar 16, 2004 4:16 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Nexus 120mm now at silicon acoustics....
Replies: 37
Views: 9786

I received my new Nexus 120mm fan from Silicon Acoustics today and immediately set about comparing it to my only reference, a Cheng Home Electronic CHB12012AS-A that was the original fan in my Seasonic Super Tornado PSU. It had been swapped out with a replacement fan of the same type when it exhibit...
by icancam
Mon Mar 15, 2004 3:46 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Mini fridge for case?
Replies: 6
Views: 1704

That doesn't happen very often, does it? You are amazingly inventive and a constant source of inspiration for many of us!
by icancam
Mon Mar 15, 2004 3:37 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: raptorVibe
Replies: 3
Views: 1458

Here's more information and pictures. http://www.tomshardware.com/business/20040309/cebit2004-preview-10.html The method of attachment to the case/cage seems to be identical to Zalman's. My direct practical experience is that decoupling with elasic suspension is better at attenuating vibration than ...
by icancam
Mon Mar 15, 2004 12:43 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Review in Swedish of Zalman Reserator
Replies: 43
Views: 18678

Here are some more pictures and a little bit of text in English from CES 2004 coverage at TheTechLounge. It looks like a prop from a science fiction movie, doesn't it?
http://www.thetechlounge.com/article.ph ... _3&page=10
by icancam
Sun Mar 14, 2004 11:05 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Mini fridge for case?
Replies: 6
Views: 1704

I've also thought about using a mini-fridge as a computer case. After looking at them in stores, and on the web, I was put off by their looks, IMHO just too ugly by comparison to even a cheap purpose built case to justify all the modifications that would be required.
by icancam
Thu Mar 11, 2004 8:00 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Nexus 120mm now at silicon acoustics....
Replies: 37
Views: 9786

Nexus 120mm fan

I ordered one from Silicon Acoustics yesterday and intend to describe its use in the course of the long delayed Part Two of: http://www.silentpcreview.com/article120-page1.html I'll be using the 120mm Vantec vibration dampener with the Nexus since I have a spare (they come two to a package) after us...
by icancam
Thu Mar 11, 2004 5:25 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Slow release Metformin tablets
Replies: 5
Views: 1636

Flying Mole

These digital amps look intriguing:
http://www.flyingmole.co.jp/en/index.shtml
by icancam
Sat Feb 28, 2004 2:42 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: What to buy if money were no object...
Replies: 15
Views: 3985

Zalman Case

Here's a review of the Zalman "noiseless" case

http://www.tomshardware.com/howto/20040115/
by icancam
Mon Feb 23, 2004 4:53 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Magnetic rotor for case fans... Interesting
Replies: 40
Views: 21815

Maglev fan sizes

It appears that the largest axial fan that Sunon makes in the maglev series is 70mm. They seem to be concentrating on smaller diameter axial fans but do have a 120mm blower type. Apparently, the maglev fans were introduced in 1999 and millions have been produced. It would be great to see the maglev ...
by icancam
Wed Oct 29, 2003 9:54 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: anyone tried fixing their super tornado ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1472

Since silence is golden, I'd assume that most people with the Seasonic SS-300FB are having no problems. One generally does not go to the trouble of posting favorable notices but there's always extra energy to vent when one is inconvenienced and annoyed. I'm sorry that you are. It is certainly aggrav...
by icancam
Sat Oct 18, 2003 6:40 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: AC powered CPU cooler?
Replies: 5
Views: 1717

Active Cooling of Pulse Tube Refrigerators

Here's something else, not currently available, that points towards the future. This technique promises silence as well as drastic cooling for the ever hotter running CPU's that are being developed. It's an article entitled "Thermal Management of Computer Systems Using Active Cooling of Pulse Tube R...
by icancam
Sat Oct 18, 2003 6:30 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: AC powered CPU cooler?
Replies: 5
Views: 1717

nventiv Prometia Vapor Cooling

Here's another one in a similar vein. The refrigeration module has a fan and is presumably amenable to being modified to run quietly, The upper case looks conventional and could also be suitably modified. The SilentMaxx ProSilence PCS-350 passive PSU, and a single quiet 80mm case fan, would give an ...
by icancam
Thu Oct 16, 2003 1:17 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: QuietCoat vibration and sound dampening
Replies: 4
Views: 2982

Thank you for responding with such an excellent description and analysis! I was attracted to this product because it appeared that it could be applied in the nooks and crannies within any case, it would not take up the space of foam, and it probably would not make any difference as far as increasing...
by icancam
Sun Oct 12, 2003 1:39 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: QuietCoat vibration and sound dampening
Replies: 4
Views: 2982

QuietCoat vibration and sound dampening

Does anyone have any experience with using QuietCoat aka "Noise Killer"? I ran across a reference to the item in the Italian online audio site tnt-audioand then found a link to a source in the USA. Apparently, the item originated in Swedwn. This very thin sprayed or brushed on compound seems to be a...