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by icancam
Wed Sep 15, 2004 8:25 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zalman's fanless WC rig reviewed: Reserator1
Replies: 144
Views: 99179

X-bitlabs review published today. They liked the CPU but not the GPU cooler.

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/other/ ... rator.html
by icancam
Wed Sep 15, 2004 5:22 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Low Voltage Athlon64 Mobile
Replies: 15
Views: 3510

Here's a small mention of one of the motherboards (ASRock K8S8X) mentioned in the anandtech thread working successfully with a Mobile Athlon 64 2700+ (see Customer Reviews section).
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDe ... 449&depa=0
by icancam
Wed Sep 15, 2004 10:17 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: "Actual" Voltage and fan speed--YMMV ???
Replies: 19
Views: 6515

Thanks, Mike! Yes, it makes sense that a helicopter designer would come up with a fan design that has superior efficiency at higher revolutions since lift is the all important criteria in flight conditions. Too bad that it does not (yet?) confer its benefits at lower speeds. I did run across the JMC...
by icancam
Tue Sep 14, 2004 6:43 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: "Actual" Voltage and fan speed--YMMV ???
Replies: 19
Views: 6515

I did some googling with the search object 'low noise fan technology' and found many links supporting the premise that there is a tremendous amount of activity and interest despite the low profit margins that no doubt exist. Here's a link with many references to low noise fans: http://www.electronic...
by icancam
Tue Sep 14, 2004 4:56 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: "Actual" Voltage and fan speed--YMMV ???
Replies: 19
Views: 6515

I agree completely with your observations, Mike. It does all come down to the bottom line but only until something manifestly better comes along for the same price. That general scenario has been repeated scores of times with one of the best examples being the American car industry that had to wake ...
by icancam
Tue Sep 14, 2004 2:16 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: "Actual" Voltage and fan speed--YMMV ???
Replies: 19
Views: 6515

Speaking of boat blade designs... (apparently someone was running a little out of control). lol Seriously though, would be nice if some PC company started licensing naval prop tech. http://www.wreckedexotics.com/newphotos/weird/weird319.jpg DrCR ________ If I'm not mistaken, the propellers on that ...
by icancam
Tue Sep 14, 2004 11:00 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Thermalright XP120 cooler: The new King
Replies: 182
Views: 122030

Personally, I've never liked the idea of mounting a fan directly onto a heatsink because of vibration and the coverage gap caused by the fan's central hub. A fan mounted a minimum of 3 cm away overcomes the fan hub gap and, naturally, is not physically attached to the heatsink-processor-motherboard...
by icancam
Mon Sep 13, 2004 7:21 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU blowhole potential easy mod?
Replies: 4
Views: 1454

You don't have to worry about the Seasonic ST fan ramping up if your exhaust can get rid of system heat efficiently (provided you don't run too many components off it). Building a CPU exhaust duct would surely help keep case temps down. I agree. If you're concerned about the system's heat going dir...
by icancam
Mon Sep 13, 2004 6:40 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU blowhole potential easy mod?
Replies: 4
Views: 1454

I'll break this to you as gently as I can. Hopefully, I am not misunderstanding what you envisioned. I also have a Seasonic Tornado. The 120mm opening for the fan is part of the cover and it looks just like the picture at the link you provided (except that the hole is larger and the cover is made of...
by icancam
Mon Sep 13, 2004 5:35 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Thermalright XP120 cooler: The new King
Replies: 182
Views: 122030

As a point of reference, would it be possible to see what temps you get running the HS totally passive? I am guessing that the Globe @5V is moving the least amount of air out of all the fans tested, and perhaps explains why it is more efficient in suck mode - it is assisting rather than opposing th...
by icancam
Mon Sep 13, 2004 4:30 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: out of samsungs, now what?
Replies: 3
Views: 1788

Without going into details about the number of platters, heads and SATA vs. PATA, I think the current ranking of HD manufacturers for quietness is: 1. Samsung 2. Seagate and Hitachi 3. Maxtor 4. Western Digital This is for current models, 3,5" IDE drives. It will be very interesting to find out if ...
by icancam
Mon Sep 13, 2004 3:43 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Thermalright XP120 cooler: The new King
Replies: 182
Views: 122030

Efficiency, thy name is SPCR!
by icancam
Mon Sep 13, 2004 2:51 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Thermalright XP120 cooler: The new King
Replies: 182
Views: 122030

Now that's service! Thanks for being so responsive, so quickly, Ralf.
by icancam
Thu Sep 09, 2004 6:15 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: USB -> IDE cable
Replies: 2
Views: 1036

Very interesting. I'm pleasantly surprised that you did not experience much of a performance penalty by switching from a standard IDE to IDE connection. Looks like this would work very well for HD back up. Am I right in assuming that you still need an (internal) IDE to IDE HD for system start up? Do...
by icancam
Tue Sep 07, 2004 11:19 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone ST30NF Fanless PSU review
Replies: 89
Views: 73709

I wonder if there could be a way to mount this vertically. I'd have to assume that a straight-through path for the airflow would be way more efficient and cool better. That's an interesting idea. Its effectiveness would depend on whether or not the heatpipe must be on the horizontal as it would be ...
by icancam
Mon Sep 06, 2004 8:11 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone ST30NF Fanless PSU review
Replies: 89
Views: 73709

Please be sure to post your before and after results with the power filter! I've been wondering about getting one myself. I'm at the stage where my computer is silent enough that I can hear the whine of the CRT, the ceiling fan, and the UPS system although only late at night. Interesting how the pur...
by icancam
Mon Sep 06, 2004 6:55 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone ST30NF Fanless PSU review
Replies: 89
Views: 73709

Just some thoughts that may be totally without merit. Is it possible that the reported high whine in the fanless Silverstone PSU might be prevented or mitigated by line conditioning and/or isolation? There is so much hash riding on the power lines these days (much of it due to microprocessors) that ...
by icancam
Mon Sep 06, 2004 6:01 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: One-fan computer, quiet, clean, cheap, few mods.
Replies: 22
Views: 14079

One can still hope? You're probably right, especially if a high performance video card, that's also passively cooled, is added to the mix of components. In my own system with an NCU-1000 and Seasonic Super Tornado combination, although the heatsink is barely warm to the touch with a 2.0 Northwood, I...
by icancam
Mon Sep 06, 2004 2:16 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: One-fan computer, quiet, clean, cheap, few mods.
Replies: 22
Views: 14079

More pictures of the V-Tech EC-7105 case: http://www.vtech.com.tw/images/sm/7100005.jpg My only question is who will be the first to take this case and install a fanless power supply such as the Silverstone, an Athlon 64 with the Scythe NCU-2000 heatsink, an NVIDIA 5900xt video card with the AeroCoo...
by icancam
Mon Sep 06, 2004 12:37 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: X-Pro Silent PSU
Replies: 9
Views: 2485

Hi Rob, Here's a link in the UK where 3 buyers have rated the PSU at 3.7 out of 5. Unfortunately, it's just a numerical rating rather than descriptive reviews of their personal experience. http://www.tekheads.co.uk/s/product?product=603244 Hang in there, perhaps there is someone in the big world of ...
by icancam
Mon Sep 06, 2004 12:12 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Why not recomend ST94011A VERY quiet
Replies: 7
Views: 3125

Dear dedogs, I'm very sorry that you were offended by my post. It was far from my intent to put you down. Apparently, at least three other people felt that what I wrote was inoffensive (thanks, guys or gals!). I still think what you did was very interesting but that it provided no objective way of c...
by icancam
Fri Sep 03, 2004 12:01 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic Super Tornado A3 Low Frequency Hum / Rattle
Replies: 1
Views: 875

I have a Super Tornado. I have not encountered your problem but did take extreme measures to combat vibration. My case is made of steel with plastic cladding. What is yours? Apparently, aluminum cases are more prone to resonate. Typically, a low frequency sound, such as what you are experiencing, is...
by icancam
Wed Sep 01, 2004 4:13 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Why not recomend ST94011A VERY quiet
Replies: 7
Views: 3125

Welcome to SPCR! Thank you for going to all the trouble of making a recording of your Seagate notebook drive. It would be interesting if similar recordings could be made in a repeatable and calibrated fashion so individual drives could be compared. Poor MikeC, just think of all the extra work requir...
by icancam
Tue Aug 31, 2004 4:42 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright XP-120
Replies: 254
Views: 98701

Looking forward to your conclusions with great interest.
by icancam
Tue Aug 31, 2004 4:38 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright XP-120
Replies: 254
Views: 98701

No good deed goes unpunished?
by icancam
Tue Aug 31, 2004 3:20 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright XP-120
Replies: 254
Views: 98701

Well, this very interesting dialogue regarding the merits and failings of digital and analogue recordings versus live music does seem a bit off the topic of a CPU heatsink. Perhaps one of the moderators can peel off some of the responses into another thread? Apparently, one of the main contributing ...
by icancam
Sun Aug 29, 2004 11:26 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Quiet Gateway 700GR (BTX Form Factor)
Replies: 2
Views: 2053

Quiet Gateway 700GR (BTX Form Factor)

Everyone is getting into the act. Here is Gateway's version of a cool running and quiet mid tower computer in the BTX form factor. A friend of mine owns a Gateway with a 1.8GHz Pentium 4. It is such a screamer that it drives me from the room. My Dell Optiplex with a 2.0 P4 was considerably quieter e...
by icancam
Sat Aug 28, 2004 5:09 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: NCU-2000
Replies: 27
Views: 9052

NCU-2000 is now available at newegg for $43.99 (and $5.99 for shipping).

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproductde ... 6835185109
by icancam
Mon Aug 23, 2004 8:36 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: quiet SCSI drives?
Replies: 25
Views: 7469

Make that $800+ for the 73GB model.