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by chylld
Sun Nov 20, 2005 12:29 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is this safe?
Replies: 24
Views: 5197

welcome to spcr ollie! i agree - very nice cabling. i've never actually worked with those connectors, only the wires - so my mods have never been as neat. i'm with mathias in suggesting the 6v fans-in-series trick - i recommend you don't run the 12-5=7v trick for a prolonged period. i destroyed my a...
by chylld
Fri Nov 04, 2005 5:33 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Harddrive watercooler - odd ways?
Replies: 11
Views: 2348

afrost: that could work, it sounds similar to a diy hdd waterblock someone made a while ago. they got those big heatsinks you buy at electronics stores, cut them to the same dimensions as the side of the hdd, and drilled a hole through the fins and shoved a copper pipe through them. your method woul...
by chylld
Fri Nov 04, 2005 3:13 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Harddrive watercooler - odd ways?
Replies: 11
Views: 2348

welcome to SPCR, JL! you have the right idea, it's important to keep hard drive temperatures down, but that becomes harder when you're also trying to effectively silence and/or dampen them. cooling only the long sides of the hard drive is perfectly fine. hard-mounted in a normal case, hard drives lo...
by chylld
Sun Oct 16, 2005 4:34 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Something I thought of
Replies: 4
Views: 1451

that sounded silly the instant i read it but now after 3 more seconds' thought i think Ryan might be onto something. how about using dc power from the psu (a small amount) to heat the isolating rubber/whatnot to the point where it's soft and flexible? having done my fair share of watercooling, i kno...
by chylld
Sat Oct 15, 2005 12:00 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What kind of wallpaper are you using?
Replies: 38
Views: 19366

i use an anime-related one:

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it belongs to an anime called Haibane Renmei, it's by far the best anime i've ever seen surpassing bleach, hime, etc. recommend you watch it :P
by chylld
Thu Oct 13, 2005 4:03 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Nexus fans now available in Australia
Replies: 2
Views: 1033

i was just about to make a similar thread :) very good to see australia gets some nice equipment, with s12's and nexus' and whatnot. price isn't bad too.
by chylld
Wed Oct 12, 2005 9:54 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Air Cooling or Water Cooling?
Replies: 9
Views: 4074

i'm a fairly avid watercooler but i'd recommend doing as much as you can with air first. watercooling takes knowledge and experience to get right, and if you don't have a lot of patience it can get very messy very quickly (literally!) :) if you do decide to go watercooling though, here are some tips...
by chylld
Mon Oct 03, 2005 3:22 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: my HUGE radiator and fans under the house
Replies: 36
Views: 16766

reminds me of a guy who put a big tank (diameter about the same size as the width of your radiator) underground along with the pump, and it served as his pump/reservoir/radiator due to the natural insulation of the dirt/soil. he got consistently low temperatures all year round and he actually had pr...
by chylld
Sat Oct 01, 2005 7:03 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Recommended Tin Snips (Under 15$?)
Replies: 14
Views: 5035

...the design on the wiss snips seem more or less like the cheap ones i have, but they are made of better material it seems.... heheh this was exactly my train of thought when i was standing in the hardware shop trying to choose either the cheapo ones or the wiss ones - they both looked the same. t...
by chylld
Fri Sep 30, 2005 2:44 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Recommended Tin Snips (Under 15$?)
Replies: 14
Views: 5035

i'd highly recommend the wiss tin snips. i'm doing a lot of sheet metal work for my current project and my wiss m2 (green) snips make cutting metal easy as pie! don't make the same mistake i did and buy a cheap brand just to save a few bucks. i thought i could get by with a lesser-known brand ("ETC"...
by chylld
Mon Sep 26, 2005 11:47 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic Tornado - Disaster Mod - Help Please
Replies: 11
Views: 2802

hi amjed, believe it or not, i've done exactly the same thing! mine was back when i was trying to fanswap my sl350s. (which is now dead.) i got around the problem by running the fan wire out through the psu grill and connected it to a fan connector outside the psu - very ugly. i'd second Aleksi's re...
by chylld
Mon Sep 19, 2005 2:31 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Giving up on my BQE (too hot) what do I need for a P180?
Replies: 7
Views: 2186

if it's a negative pressure problem i suggest snipping out the front fan grill and enlarging the opening at the bottom of the plastic bezel. i remember doing various airflow mods like these to my bqe back in my aircooling days and it dropped my temps by about 5 degrees. worth a shot :)
by chylld
Thu Sep 08, 2005 6:05 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: finding 'U shaped rubber for post grill removal' in NZ ???
Replies: 5
Views: 1322

never thought about using superglue :) if you cut the hose a few mm longer than you need, you can then compress it along its length so that it's a relatively tight fit, and that'll give enough outwards pressure to keep it in place.
by chylld
Thu Sep 08, 2005 5:19 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: finding 'U shaped rubber for post grill removal' in NZ ???
Replies: 5
Views: 1322

no worries, i was in the exact same situation you were in so i'm happy to share my 'quick and cheap' solution :) yeh in the image you can see the hole in the motherboard backplate right behind the cpu - the rubber tubing is the black thing around it. i was about to buy a cpu waterblock that required...
by chylld
Thu Sep 08, 2005 5:10 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: finding 'U shaped rubber for post grill removal' in NZ ???
Replies: 5
Views: 1322

if you can't find exactly that product, you can just go to a hardware store and buy some narrow rubber hose (probably in the gardening section) and then run a knife through the hose wall and you'll have a 'U' :) that's what i do and it works quite well:

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by chylld
Mon Sep 05, 2005 4:24 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: How about Dell computers?
Replies: 20
Views: 5879

One note about modern dell desktops. They are very quiet, at idle. Once you put them under load, that CPU fan goes to full blast and that is one loud mother fudger of a fan, (i'd say around 40-50db). i agree, my friend's dell (has an x800xt video card, don't know what else) is very very quiet at id...
by chylld
Mon Sep 05, 2005 4:20 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Most Reliable Fanless PSU?
Replies: 48
Views: 17074

The problem with blocking off all of the rear exhaust holes and using positive pressure to force air through the psu is that not all psu's have exhaust holes on the back, so there isn't a path for the air to flow. for example the silverstone st-30nf has a closed back. but your general idea is sound,...
by chylld
Fri Sep 02, 2005 3:56 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Few questions about Paspt fans
Replies: 21
Views: 4971

lm wrote:My papst 4412 f/2gl does not click, fanmate is at minimum.

In my server I have 4 of those 8412ngl fans running at 5v or 7v each, and they don't click either. The server is barely audible. On 12V I wouldn't call them silent.
seconded, i have 2 fgl's here.
by chylld
Thu Sep 01, 2005 11:56 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Front fan in SLK3700-BQE, better inside or outside?
Replies: 4
Views: 1405

if you want you can try snipping out the front grill and hanging an 80mm fan in the resulting hole - i got much better results this way than with a 'properly' mounted 120mm fan (even with the grill snipped out). it doesn't look like it'd work well but my hdd temps dropped 3c so maybe it'll help with...
by chylld
Thu Sep 01, 2005 11:48 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: SilverStone ST30NF / Etasis EFN-300 Fanless PSU Users Poll
Replies: 47
Views: 83281

bugger :( sorry to hear the bad news, geminite... My personal opinion is fanless PSUs are just not ready for the market. This will be the last fanless PSU i will purchase. i'd have to say you make a very good point there. it would be very understandable if your psu's failure was due to overheated pa...
by chylld
Thu Aug 25, 2005 3:47 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Can I buy a Seasonic PS in Australia
Replies: 35
Views: 11857

i'm a bit skeptical of shuttle's idea of "silent", especially since my first shuttle pc was the reason i joined the spcr crowd :)

wrt size, yeh it is a big psu (compared to the shuttle unit at least) but i'll be building the case from scratch and will be able to design around it.
by chylld
Thu Aug 25, 2005 3:01 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Can I buy a Seasonic PS in Australia
Replies: 35
Views: 11857

hehehe... yeah that's what i thought, but it doesn't hurt to spread the good news!! i had a brilliant thought last night - building an htpc based around an s12 psu. it'd be fairly overkill for a low-power pc, but now that it's available locally it makes the task of choosing how to quietly supply pow...
by chylld
Wed Aug 24, 2005 6:06 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Can I buy a Seasonic PS in Australia
Replies: 35
Views: 11857

i haven't heard either the s12 or the enermax personally, but given the popularity of the s12 amongst spcr members and the fact that the enermax is also called the 'noise maker ', i'd reckon there'd be a good deal of silence to be gained :) if you're shopping for a fanless psu, i'd recommend the sil...
by chylld
Tue Aug 23, 2005 4:10 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 2 Faulty Antec Phantom 500's HELP
Replies: 2
Views: 1353

sorry to hear about your misfortune with that psu, you certainly have the right to expect better! i suggest copying your post into the antec phantom customer advocacy thread, which is where a lot of users are sharing troubles with antec phantom psu's.
by chylld
Tue Aug 23, 2005 4:06 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Can I buy a Seasonic PS in Australia
Replies: 35
Views: 11857

hehe i would laugh at you tim but i plonked down $231 for my fanless silverstone psu not too long ago. then again if i waited for the s12 i would have been without a computer for a few months :)
by chylld
Sun Aug 21, 2005 4:04 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Chylld's guide to watercooling
Replies: 95
Views: 116491

keep in mind that you may not be using all of the teeth when these clamps are tightened, so with the first one there will probably be a small section of hose that isn't physically touching the clamp. but that's a small detail and i'm sure either one will work fine :)
by chylld
Sun Aug 21, 2005 3:26 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: SeaSonic S12-500 quieter than Antec SL350S?
Replies: 6
Views: 1930

having used and killed an sl350s before, i'm 99% sure the s12 is quieter given seasonic's reputation amongst the spcr crowd. even with a much less demanding system hanging off it, my sl350s was way too loud for my standards :)
by chylld
Sat Aug 20, 2005 10:59 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Chylld's guide to watercooling
Replies: 95
Views: 116491

yep both of those will probably be fine, and neither of them would really require protection for the tubing. these are the worm drive clamps i talked about in my last post: http://www.mcmaster.com/catalog/111/gfx/small/5415kp1s.gif (page 212 of the mcmaster-carr catalogue ) the only problem i forese...
by chylld
Sat Aug 20, 2005 10:31 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Chylld's guide to watercooling
Replies: 95
Views: 116491

tygon and clearflex are both good, the price of each will probably be the determinant factor. if you're rich you can run clearflex/tygon throughout your whole system, but you can also get some cheap pvc tubing from the hardware shop to span long distances if you're running an external cooling box (t...
by chylld
Fri Aug 19, 2005 5:54 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: not possible to build silent system under 100% load!
Replies: 30
Views: 10703

It's possible - I run Folding@Home all the time and my PC is silent at 1m - but you need to pick the right components, undervolt, optimise case airflow ... or watercool . i used to run aircooled and i can vouch for the fact that it is very hard to run silently at full load reliably, especially duri...