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by icancam
Mon Sep 27, 2004 7:28 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Putty filled HD enclosures?
Replies: 8
Views: 2622

MoJo-chan , it's great that you are willing to proceed! :) I now remember investigating numano3's web postings after someone in an earlier SPCR post brought attention to his fanless projects. He has a bold spirit. I've posted the page link to his HDD experiment below for anyone following this threa...
by icancam
Sun Sep 26, 2004 9:05 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hard Drive for my needs
Replies: 10
Views: 2586

should I wait for it? Do you think its gonna be worth wating for it? Ed is much more expert than I am and so he is in a better position to give an informed opinion. Seagate has indicated that improved technology is incorporated in its forthcoming products in addition to the lowered noise levels but...
by icancam
Sun Sep 26, 2004 8:25 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hard Drive for my needs
Replies: 10
Views: 2586

:oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:

Thanks, eagle eyed Ed.
by icancam
Sun Sep 26, 2004 8:19 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hard Drive for my needs
Replies: 10
Views: 2586

Re: Hard Drive for my needs

Is there any HD that would stay fairly quiet while gaming and downloading (24/7) and still be fast enough for DOOM3 and FARCRY. If you are not in a big hurry, you could wait to see what reviewers have to say about the next generation of Seagate 3.5 inch hard drives due to be released soon. The sing...
by icancam
Sun Sep 26, 2004 7:53 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Aluminum housing, 120mm fan PSU?
Replies: 7
Views: 2045

Sounds most intriguing! Hope you come up with a solution soon. I can't wait to read about your results. :)
by icancam
Sun Sep 26, 2004 7:38 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Aluminum housing, 120mm fan PSU?
Replies: 7
Views: 2045

It would be expensive and somewhat complicated but you could consider modifying the Silverstone SST-ST30NF. Perhaps the presence of heat pumps and the relatively small openings at the front of the PSU invalidate it for the purposes of your experiment but, unlike most PSU's, the bottom and back of th...
by icancam
Sat Sep 25, 2004 10:04 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best/easiest way to cool a P4 1600 Northwood?
Replies: 11
Views: 2118

Wow, Mike, reading that article is like going back to Genesis and reliving Creation. 8)

Since those far off times, SPCR has become a revered site with a world wide reputation in its field. :D
by icancam
Sat Sep 25, 2004 6:58 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Very Happy with Seasonic Super Silencer 400
Replies: 5
Views: 2042

Thanks for the update, tomd222. Based on your video card, I'd guess that your other system components are also high performance. If so, then you have a great system, being both quiet and well ventilated, one that's practically ideal within current technology constraints. Well done!
by icancam
Sat Sep 25, 2004 12:25 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Putty filled HD enclosures?
Replies: 8
Views: 2622

It appears to fly in the face of common sense that modelling clay has any thermal dissipation qualities. Wouldn't the clay actually hold in the heat and slowly cook the hard drive? Why kill the patient with the cure? Personally, I'm more concerned over the health of my hard drive than any other comp...
by icancam
Sat Sep 25, 2004 11:31 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best/easiest way to cool a P4 1600 Northwood?
Replies: 11
Views: 2118

Thanks for taking the time to give us an advance look, Ed! :)
by icancam
Sat Sep 25, 2004 11:26 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Very Happy with Seasonic Super Silencer 400
Replies: 5
Views: 2042

Welcome to SPCR!!! What was the effect on the over-all noise in your system when you added another case fan as well as the Artic Cooling Silencer? Whatever it is, you certainly must now have an extremely well ventilated computer, never a bad idea (if reasonably quiet)! It did always seem somehow co...
by icancam
Sat Sep 25, 2004 11:11 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best/easiest way to cool a P4 1600 Northwood?
Replies: 11
Views: 2118

There's always XP-90 if you're concerned over fitment. Good point. Based on your "preview" before your formal review, how does it compare as far as performance with the Zalman? The fan being separate from the Thermalright, rather than integral as with the Zalman, would answer your concern, martinlk...
by icancam
Fri Sep 24, 2004 3:12 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright XP-120 heatsink Review / Test
Replies: 4
Views: 1401

BTW JJMAN Welcome to SPCR!!!
by icancam
Fri Sep 24, 2004 11:26 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Best shielded, most stable (quiet) PSU with active PFC
Replies: 30
Views: 10027

EasyRaider , you might consider something like the Griffin PowerWave. It powers both headphones and speakers and uses USB which is essentially "jitter-free" (an important determinant of audio quality). I don't know if it, or a similar product, is available in Norway. Here in the US, it's widely ava...
by icancam
Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:20 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: A Seasonic or fanless PSU for both air AND water cooling?
Replies: 20
Views: 3593

Just tap into this thread when you're ready. There are many ways to go about cooling and quieting a computer system and you have chosen a path that will be of interest to many of us. :)
by icancam
Fri Sep 24, 2004 9:16 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best/easiest way to cool a P4 1600 Northwood?
Replies: 11
Views: 2118

I have a 2.0 GHz Northwood and was about to buy the Zalman 7000Cu when the Scythe NCU-1000 passive cooler was released. The Scythe works very well in my modified Dell Optiplex but there is no doubt that it was more expensive and required much more effort to tune the overall system for a relatively m...
by icancam
Thu Sep 23, 2004 2:00 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: A Seasonic or fanless PSU for both air AND water cooling?
Replies: 20
Views: 3593

Thanks, acaurora , for the cautionary remarks. There are some people in love with silent watercooling who use two Reserators, one for the CPU, and the other for the GPU. But IMHO, even if one also had a watercooled PSU and hard drives, it would still be advisable to ventilate the components on the m...
by icancam
Thu Sep 23, 2004 1:20 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: I need someone with a good eye to take a look at this...
Replies: 21
Views: 3778

Rusty , thanks for guarding us against gullibility. I did read the aforementioned review of the VM-101 and. after translating into fractured English with babelfish, formed the opinion that it was a worthy cooler. :oops: If it can't get the job done effectively then it will never obtain the coveted ...
by icancam
Thu Sep 23, 2004 12:19 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: A Seasonic or fanless PSU for both air AND water cooling?
Replies: 20
Views: 3593

I have a Super Tornado whose fan never speeds up even though my system uses passive heatsinks for CPU, northbridge, and video card. Even so, I still found it best to add a bottom mounted fan to increase the overall system's cooling and avoid any possibility of overheated components. If you proceed t...
by icancam
Wed Sep 22, 2004 10:06 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: I need someone with a good eye to take a look at this...
Replies: 21
Views: 3778

I've also been intrigued by the VM-101. If you are not using your PCI slots, consider an AGP riser that provides a 90 degree mounting angle to place the VGA cooler away from such close proximity to the CPU heat sink.
by icancam
Tue Sep 21, 2004 10:30 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Phantom
Replies: 15
Views: 3794

AntecRep - Thank you for your extra and continuing efforts and for the answers to our questions! What do your technical people say about the Phantom's efficiency at idle and typical loads which the average user will encounter? Other PSU's under test have, I believe, generally had lower efficiencies...
by icancam
Mon Sep 20, 2004 3:09 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Positive or Negative pressure
Replies: 9
Views: 2998

Odos, definitely harken onto anything Bluefront says. He is an experimenter among experimenters. There are umpteen examples of his ingenuity throughout the SPCR pages.
Bluefront, my PayPal account is........... :)
by icancam
Mon Sep 20, 2004 2:59 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Phantom
Replies: 15
Views: 3794

AntecRep wrote:I'll double check that info though.
Thank you for the quick response and for being willing to do some extra follow up. We may be picky but we love to reward the manufacturers and vendors with superior products and attitudes.
by icancam
Mon Sep 20, 2004 2:51 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Phantom
Replies: 15
Views: 3794

Am I the only one having trouble picturing how that mounts? It seems like half the fins are useless in a standard setup. My guess is that the deeper ridged heasink surface is actually the bottom of the PSU (in the normal tower arrangement). That would be similar to the arrangement of the recently r...
by icancam
Mon Sep 20, 2004 2:21 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Phantom
Replies: 15
Views: 3794

Thanks for posting the link! Does "Dedicated output circuits for each voltage eliminate combined-output limitations" also mean that there are separate pluggable cables as with the NeoPower PSU? The pictures now available at the Antec link do not show the Phantom's cable arrangement. The main page s...
by icancam
Mon Sep 20, 2004 11:29 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Positive or Negative pressure
Replies: 9
Views: 2998

Add "good sport" to the having fun part, Luminous! Yes, that is an undoubted classic slip of the mind to fingers to keyboard to data process. For any ladies reading this post, I'm sure that you can think of males whose protoplasm might make an even more effective sound screen. I have it! Place the c...
by icancam
Mon Sep 20, 2004 10:43 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Positive or Negative pressure
Replies: 9
Views: 2998

You also need to consider the level of airflow through the case, and the type of girls , front bezels etc that the air will flow through. I imagine that this should dispell any thoughts one might have that the British don't know how to have fun or how amazingly effective human protoplasm can be as ...
by icancam
Thu Sep 16, 2004 11:37 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Low Voltage Athlon64 Mobile
Replies: 15
Views: 3516

This looks very promising! Amusingly, anandtech, while identifying the XP-90 as a great choice as heatsink for the mobile Athlon 64 on a DFI motherboard, names the manufacturer as Thermaltake as opposed to Thermalright. Deadline chasing probably accounts for the mental slip. http://www.anandtech.com...
by icancam
Thu Sep 16, 2004 1:07 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Whoa! Silent fanless Xeon Heatpipe solution!
Replies: 5
Views: 3118

Makes one's heart glad, doesn't it? At my last job, I often went into the server room. The roar of all those cooling fans was intense. It's wonderful to see that silencing computers is now recognized as being both desirable and marketable even beyond single processors in the home and at the office w...
by icancam
Thu Sep 16, 2004 12:27 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Thermalright XP120 cooler: The new King
Replies: 182
Views: 122349

Cehtna , what make and model of CPU are you intending to use with the XP-120? If it's not a real scorcher, such as an Intel Prescott, you might be able to get by with ducting the heat sink to the case exhaust fan. The PSU fan would take care of the rest of the system. If you intend to use a PSU wit...