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by davidstone28
Wed Jan 14, 2004 5:14 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Which one of these 120mm fans should I get?
Replies: 16
Views: 3305

Which one of these 120mm fans should I get?

Apologies if this is the millionth time this question has been asked but I've searched the forums for info on these fans, but can't find sufficient information on the fans listed here (they seem to be different model numbers etc) Which one of the fans listed here should I get, in terms quietness / c...
by davidstone28
Mon Jan 12, 2004 6:30 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: My Seagate's dead for the 2nd time!
Replies: 15
Views: 3829

Never tried the Samsung but my BB and JB Western Digital Drives are fast (though not as fast as my IBM 120GXPs) and they run hot. Quieter than Maxtor's DiamondMax9 drives though which make a right racket.
by davidstone28
Fri Jan 09, 2004 9:37 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: how to build a computer without a floppy
Replies: 30
Views: 9445

I haven't read the any of the above other than the original post so apologies if I'm repeating anything already posted, but 99% of the time you don't need a floppy. However, to install certain features on certain motherboards, you HAVE to install from floppy. For example, on the Gigabyte Nforce2 Pro...
by davidstone28
Tue Jan 06, 2004 5:06 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Searched, but no clear answer - NF7-S, Antec, and HS/Fan
Replies: 13
Views: 3278

Slightly off topic, but have a think about getting the Abit AN7 instead of the NF7-Sv2. The AN7 is a modern revision of the NF7-S and has only just been released.
by davidstone28
Tue Dec 30, 2003 11:22 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Review of Zalman passive case
Replies: 4
Views: 1722

Review of Zalman passive case

http://www.nordichardware.com/reviews/c ... anTNN500A/

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I wonder if you can fry an egg on the top of the case? :lol:
by davidstone28
Sun Dec 28, 2003 10:30 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Is it possible to mount a 92mm fan inside the Sonata?
Replies: 2
Views: 990

Thanks Ralf. Had a spare 92mm fan and wondered if it could done simply. But it looks like I have to buy a 120mm fan now. :(
by davidstone28
Sat Dec 27, 2003 12:28 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Is it possible to mount a 92mm fan inside the Sonata?
Replies: 2
Views: 990

Is it possible to mount a 92mm fan inside the Sonata?

Is it possible to mount a 92mm fan inside the Sonata? ie on the side of the internal 3.5inch bays

I didn't think it was possible because the holes don't seem to correspond but I thought I read somewhere that someone managed to successful mount a 92mm within the Sonata or am I mistaken?
by davidstone28
Wed Dec 17, 2003 5:07 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Tagan 480W better than the Seasonic Super Silence 400?
Replies: 5
Views: 1833

ljs1987 wrote::roll:
Why the rolleyes?
by davidstone28
Mon Dec 15, 2003 2:44 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Tagan 480W better than the Seasonic Super Silence 400?
Replies: 5
Views: 1833

Tagan 480W better than the Seasonic Super Silence 400?

http://www.hardwarezoom.com/viewcontent ... &PageNo=12

These guys seem to think its pretty good - 21db at 500pm and 28db at max rpm.
by davidstone28
Wed Dec 10, 2003 9:06 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Why is Sonata more expensive than SLK3700BQE?
Replies: 14
Views: 4334

As well as having a more expensive better quality PSU, its probably slightly more expensive to manufacture the Sonata that the 3700BQE - additional tooling for drilling the Sonata logo into the side of the case, putting on the overated allegedly 'piano black' finish blah blah blah.
by davidstone28
Wed Dec 10, 2003 9:03 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: sonoata psu - fan change - worth it??
Replies: 3
Views: 1431

This has been answered before - try doing a Search for the "Sonata" and you'll probably find loads of info on PSU fan swaps. In short, the answer is probably yes, it's worth doing, but be careful the PSU is drained so that you don't get zapped. See the 'stickys' for details. My personal view is that...
by davidstone28
Tue Dec 09, 2003 9:41 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Is Seasonic Supersilencer 460W as quiet as the 400W SS?
Replies: 0
Views: 593

Is Seasonic Supersilencer 460W as quiet as the 400W SS?

Is Seasonic Supersilencer 460W as quiet as the 400W SS?

Koolnquiet.co.uk seem to be getting a load in but didn't want to place an order for one if its much louder.
by davidstone28
Mon Dec 08, 2003 7:32 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Aerocool Deep Impact DP-102 AMD XP3600+ & P4 3.6Ghz+ HSF
Replies: 4
Views: 1430

Cheers Ralf!
by davidstone28
Mon Dec 08, 2003 7:31 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Noisiest hard disk you've used?
Replies: 27
Views: 6538

Maxtor DiamondMax Plus9. Seeking is atrociously loud. Sounds like velcro ripping repeatedly.
by davidstone28
Mon Dec 08, 2003 5:23 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Aerocool Deep Impact DP-102 AMD XP3600+ & P4 3.6Ghz+ HSF
Replies: 4
Views: 1430

Aerocool Deep Impact DP-102 AMD XP3600+ & P4 3.6Ghz+ HSF

Anyone tried one of these?

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Is it possible to run it with a 5v 80mm fan or even no fan at all?
by davidstone28
Sat Dec 06, 2003 1:31 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Zahlman hard drive heatpipes in the Antec Sideway Drive case
Replies: 3
Views: 1706

They're designed to install in a 5.25inch bay. I suppose it MIGHT be possible to install it into the 3.5inch bays of the Sonata - there's space on the side (between the HDD and drive rail) and also possibly height space as well. However, I think its quite likely that you would lose the use of the dr...
by davidstone28
Sat Dec 06, 2003 1:27 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec Truepower 480W or Seasonic Super Silencer 400W?
Replies: 27
Views: 7825

There's no competition - the Seasonic will be MUCH quieter.
by davidstone28
Thu Dec 04, 2003 5:29 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Ive found Antec 3700BQE's in England!
Replies: 40
Views: 11840

www.Overclock.co.uk are selling now as well.
by davidstone28
Mon Dec 01, 2003 9:23 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Which SILENT psu to get in Europe?
Replies: 32
Views: 10373

sorenbro : do you know any danish webshops that sell the seasonic range? they're tricky to find in Sweden and the UK... /bfg Apparently, Kool 'n Quiet (UK) are planning to start stocking the Seasonic Super Silence 400W from mid December onwards. See here: http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic....
by davidstone28
Sat Nov 29, 2003 1:31 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Sticky for the UK
Replies: 107
Views: 209666

Great thread.

Over the years, I've ordered stuff from the many hardware vendors, but the following are my preferred vendors because of service, delivery speed, quality etc

www.overclock.co.uk
www.dabs.com
www.thecoolingshop.com
by davidstone28
Fri Nov 28, 2003 12:40 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: AcoustiPack Pre-cut Kit For Antec Sonata - Anyone tried it
Replies: 4
Views: 2194

AcoustiPack Pre-cut Kit For Antec Sonata - Anyone tried it

AcoustiPack Pre-cut Kit For Antec Sonata

Has anyone actually tried it?

Does it make much difference to the Sonata stock noise levels.

I am thinking of buying it for my Sonata but at £45 inc VAT and delivery, it seems rather expensive.
by davidstone28
Thu Nov 27, 2003 5:11 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Abit's new boards - gearing toward oc?
Replies: 7
Views: 2332

What boards are you talking about? I have just got an NF7s and can't hear the Northbridge fan. Then again my PSU is so loud that I'm not likely too. I think this fan can be removed and replaced with a heatsink as (I think) the ASUS nForce2 two boards run with just a heatsink. These boards can be un...
by davidstone28
Tue Nov 25, 2003 5:37 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic Super Silencer 400W reviewed at 3dgameman
Replies: 5
Views: 1406

Ralf Hutter wrote:
How can you tell the difference between a jpeg of a PSU and an AVI of a PSU? (assuming no bling-bling LED fans?) :)
The picture on one moves, whilst the picture on the other doesn't :shock:
by davidstone28
Tue Nov 25, 2003 4:59 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Athlon XP owners post your temps?
Replies: 32
Views: 9174

Athlon XP 2500+ (@ 3200+ @ 200FSBx11)
1.72 vcore (stupid Gigabyte mobo won't let me undervolt the +/- 5% tolerance of the Barton vcore)
Thermaltake SilentBoost downvolted to 5v
Idle - 48oC
Load - 52oC
by davidstone28
Tue Nov 25, 2003 4:56 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic Super Silencer 400W reviewed at 3dgameman
Replies: 5
Views: 1406

I think these reviews are a useful supplement to the ones on SPCR. I like having some visuals!
by davidstone28
Mon Nov 24, 2003 1:20 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic Super Silencer 400W reviewed at 3dgameman
Replies: 5
Views: 1406

Seasonic Super Silencer 400W reviewed at 3dgameman

http://www.3dgameman.com/vr/seasonic/400watt_psu/video_review.html Hehehe. Rodney Reynolds, you've gotta love or loathe his ridiculously upbeat and perky manner and overuse of geek speak - "Overall this is a kick-ass product!" Still, I think his reviews are amusing, not least because you can see the...
by davidstone28
Mon Nov 24, 2003 9:55 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Odd Sonata Issue
Replies: 10
Views: 2788

I haven't run into the issue. Maybe the molex connector was loose. Have you tried pluggin it into the other 'fan only' connector?
by davidstone28
Fri Nov 21, 2003 11:59 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Stupid question re plastic bezel on Antec Sonata
Replies: 3
Views: 1529

Cheers Buzz - I'll get I'll have to remove all the drives and poke a screwdriver in there!