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by chylld
Mon Jul 18, 2005 3:28 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Asked for an SS-350FB REVA3 got a SS-351HT REVA1?what the!?
Replies: 6
Views: 1502

i don't know much about these psu's, but as a fellow spcr'r i urge you to cool down a bit. you're not being rude, and your frustration isn't unjustified, but perhaps it'd be a good idea to think about how this could be just as good as the one you wanted. with the power connector, can you just connec...
by chylld
Sun Jul 17, 2005 5:14 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Mouse silencing mod
Replies: 11
Views: 5440

i did a few mods to my mx700, so since ralf is so keen on pics i made a quick one of what i did. essentially my problems were: 1) main left button was too itchy, i.e. opposite of Easter's problem 2) battery cover was loose and rattled. 3) mouse makes a scratching noise when moved http://temp.jw.id.a...
by chylld
Sat Jul 16, 2005 5:39 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Is it a PC or is it interior design?
Replies: 76
Views: 42597

hmmm the problem for me is that my coffee table will be drawing about 5A @240V at startup and about 2-3A constant thereafter. i think that might be beyond the capabilities of that foil strip idea? also my mum will kill me if i tear up the carpet in the lounge room so it has to be something above the...
by chylld
Sat Jul 16, 2005 5:21 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling P180
Replies: 27
Views: 12191

i think he's referring to a heatercore or other large 2x120mm radiator, as opposed to the more commercial watercooling targeted 1x120mm radiators such as the BIP/BIX.
by chylld
Fri Jul 15, 2005 10:35 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Is it a PC or is it interior design?
Replies: 76
Views: 42597

Chyllid. I had also wondered about doing the coffee table. What put me off, was getting power to it without trailing cables. Any ideas on that one? that one has absolutely baffled me as well. i want to be able to move my coffee table from room to room (as well as make it for other people) and the v...
by chylld
Fri Jul 15, 2005 9:09 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Is it a PC or is it interior design?
Replies: 76
Views: 42597

i think it's more of a case of "because we can". :) laptops these days aren't that much more expensive than pc's, are much more mobile and often just as quiet - but you can't tinker with them nearly as much. there's a lot of satisfaction and uniqueness you get from doing projects like these! btw i l...
by chylld
Fri Jul 15, 2005 2:10 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: What 80mm case fan
Replies: 26
Views: 7141

sorry for being a late post, but i highly recommend arctic cooling's "arctic fan 3" fan. i have a zalman zm-f1, a china-made panaflo, a japan-made panaflo and 3 of the arctic units... that's actually in order of decreasing noise level. the arctic cooling fans also cost much less than the panaflos an...
by chylld
Thu Jul 14, 2005 1:44 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Case Dampening material in Australia
Replies: 7
Views: 1993

Another forum member here has used soundguard material, but that again is quite thick, and may not be practical for your application. yep that'd be me, i use soundguard 's "soundsorber barrier" product which is 18mm thick. it's 3 layers (5+3+10mm) so it can be 'thinned' very easily if you run out o...
by chylld
Mon Jul 11, 2005 6:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Best (Windows) Email Client?
Replies: 17
Views: 10564

funnily enough, one of my friends just had a big cry on msn because thunderbird crashed and a huge email he was typing was lost :( ... :) i'd be very keen to switch over to thunderbird, if somehow it could use outlook's address book and retrieve/create entries directly from/into it as opposed to imp...
by chylld
Mon Jul 11, 2005 3:58 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 2nd PSU poll: please VOTE AGAIN!
Replies: 117
Views: 44684

i use a silverstone st-30nf fanless psu. put it in there a while ago and have since forgot about it totally :)
by chylld
Mon Jul 11, 2005 3:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Best (Windows) Email Client?
Replies: 17
Views: 10564

i just gave thunderbird a whirl but felt uncomfortable being detached from my outlook contacts book :( i regularly sync with my pda and my phone to make sure all my contacts are up to date, does thunderbird do that? if anyone knows how then please tell me. i have several hundred entries in there as ...
by chylld
Fri Jul 01, 2005 3:26 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Why has this happened to my poor PSU??!!
Replies: 26
Views: 9574

You'll need to replace the motherboard and the PSU. Once the ATX connector on the motherboard is scorched, it will quickly burn any new PSU's connector you plug into it. Often this is a result of inadequate connection - over time, especially if you do a lot of plugging/unplugging the wires will wor...
by chylld
Fri Jul 01, 2005 6:30 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Most Reliable Fanless PSU?
Replies: 48
Views: 17084

i like how you pluralised(?) "phantom 350" into "phantoms 350" - hehe :) a reminder to everyone to post your results with either the phantom 350 or silverstone/etasis psu's at the following polls: phantom 350 silverstone although you might want to wait and test the psu for longer before you register...
by chylld
Thu Jun 30, 2005 8:10 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Most Reliable Fanless PSU?
Replies: 48
Views: 17084

ahh ok, probably a loose wire in the extender somewhere causing the power to go on/off/on/off? as long as your problems are fixed it's all good :) not to be rude, but be careful when you use definites. the thermal burn out problem might be fixed in your unit, but it's premature to declare it fixed i...
by chylld
Thu Jun 30, 2005 7:51 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Most Reliable Fanless PSU?
Replies: 48
Views: 17084

i'm a bit curious as to how a harddrive can damage something via a power cable? maybe i'm totally clueless, but i don't think a hard drive can send a surge of electricity to the fan controller, let alone one large enough to destroy it! to me it sounds much more like a power supply problem. when my s...
by chylld
Wed Jun 29, 2005 6:53 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need Quiet CRT Monitor
Replies: 23
Views: 6175

i'm in the same position as Gxcad and a lot of other people. I have a philips 109P4 and it's a brilliant monitor colour-wise and everything-else-to-do-with-image-quality-wise - but it's the loudest part of my system by far. even in your average 'quiet' system, it'd still be prominent. the noise is a...
by chylld
Mon Jun 27, 2005 4:14 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Where to buy rubber grommets? Home Depot? =P
Replies: 8
Views: 5282

here in australia there's a shop called "clark rubber" that has HEAPS of rubber grommets of all shapes and sizes, i was astounded by the range on offer. the price wasn't that cheap (you were paying per grommet) but there was definitely enough there for fan mounting / hdd mounting / whathaveyou. see ...
by chylld
Mon Jun 27, 2005 3:53 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: GPUs and CPU watercooled setup
Replies: 39
Views: 12443

i couldn't remember exactly so i did another test just then. my temps come from an in-socket sensor so they're not accurate, but anyway: Ambient: 16C Load with fans @ 7v: 37C Load with fans @ 12v: 37C Load with fans @ 7v (again): 37C i think with a radiator like mine (BA heatercore) the performance ...
by chylld
Mon Jun 27, 2005 6:05 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling P180
Replies: 27
Views: 12191

Welcome to SPCR, 2grVe! I think you have the right attitude with building your new system - especially if it's watercooled. with watercooling it's always better to get your system right from the start! :) patching it up is literally a mess. no need to expect outrage from the idea of a totally intern...
by chylld
Sun Jun 26, 2005 1:33 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: GPUs and CPU watercooled setup
Replies: 39
Views: 12443

i think it really depends on the type of fans and the density of the radiator :) if you're using a below-average 120x1, 120x2 or 120x3 radiator like the black ice series or anything with large gaps between the fins, then high airflow i think is actually beneficial. (for cooling of course, not for no...
by chylld
Thu Jun 23, 2005 6:06 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: The future is now PC to Stereo
Replies: 40
Views: 11296

chylld , unfortunately I don't own a pair of headphones; I'll ask my girlfriend if I can borrow hers. Anyway, the fact that there is a separate headphone jack on the Rev5.1 leads me to believe that there shouldn't be any conflict. Also, I found this in the manual: The headphone out carries a stereo...
by chylld
Wed Jun 22, 2005 5:41 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Silent Fans in Australia?
Replies: 55
Views: 16672

i think it's the same site :) lownoisepc.com is just the domain front-end for the address that jermaink gave.

took me a while to figure out hehe but you can always tell Rod apart from the others because he always ends his sentences with a comma instead of a full stop,
by chylld
Wed Jun 22, 2005 5:13 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: The future is now PC to Stereo
Replies: 40
Views: 11296

ok thanks for easing my fears about pci noise :) yeh i think it should be fine, i was just a bit paranoid. at the moment, i have sound going to both my headphones and my 4.1 speaker system. when it's night time and i don't want to disturb anyone, i turn the speakers off and put on my headphones, i d...
by chylld
Wed Jun 22, 2005 3:54 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: The future is now PC to Stereo
Replies: 40
Views: 11296

thanks perplex and alleycat :) that site had loads of information - i seriously have a headache now lol. but i'll try to take it in slowly. re the m-audio card - sounds very nice indeed - 109dB signal-to-noise ratio!! however i'm a bit concerned about having it inside my computer, if it gets plagued...
by chylld
Wed Jun 22, 2005 7:29 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: GPUs and CPU watercooled setup
Replies: 39
Views: 12443

Again why? The only arguments i have seen in this tread for better pumps is for overcloking needs, or "bacuase its better/cooler". A weak pump should be more than enough for good enough cooling. sorry, bad habit :P replace the word "enough" with "more" :) when i think watercooling i tend to think p...
by chylld
Wed Jun 22, 2005 6:40 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: The future is now PC to Stereo
Replies: 40
Views: 11296

i feel a little out of place posting here - i have my motherboard's onboard audio doing all the sound processing, outputting analog signal to my 4.1 speaker setup. please don't shoot! :D but i am looking to upgrade to something of much higher quality, especially to get rid of all the gpu blitter and...
by chylld
Tue Jun 21, 2005 11:15 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Silent Fans in Australia?
Replies: 55
Views: 16672

...shipping it to Aus for only $11 sounds too cheap yeh that does seem cheap. when i ordered a dvd from america (region-free of course) it cost US$20 for shipping! it was about the same weight as 1 or 2 fans, package size not too different either. get a quote from them by email, i.e. get them to te...
by chylld
Tue Jun 21, 2005 10:47 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: MOUSE whine?!
Replies: 40
Views: 26747

my mx700 is silent... :P
by chylld
Tue Jun 21, 2005 8:00 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: GPUs and CPU watercooled setup
Replies: 39
Views: 12443

by not enough space, i mean that with the drive cage installed, there isn't enough space. with the cage removed i'm pretty sure there would be. another option is to mount the radiator at the very top of the case, it requires cutting a big hole in the top but it works.. here are some pics of such a c...
by chylld
Tue Jun 21, 2005 6:59 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: GPUs and CPU watercooled setup
Replies: 39
Views: 12443

a little bit more space, but not enough useable space. also in the bqe the drive cage is riveted to the case :( (not hard to remove, but still, a hassle)