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by sthayashi
Tue Aug 02, 2005 4:51 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Dual PSU system, equal power sharing.
Replies: 18
Views: 3043

Quite literally, the easiest way of doing this is not an even split, but to have one PSU run the drives, fans, video cards etc, and the other PSU run the CPU & motherboard. If this is unsatisfactory, then you'll have some interesting problems attempting to level things out. What happens when you hav...
by sthayashi
Tue Aug 02, 2005 4:16 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: ATA over Ethernet (AoE)
Replies: 30
Views: 20421

Re: ATA over Ethernet (AoE)

With the speed of gigabit ethernet, ATA over Ethernet could even be much faster than a quiet local drive. 1000 Mbps / 8 = 125 MBps SATA = 1.5Gbps SATAII = 3Gbps It doesn't seem all that impressive to me, at least not an improvement. On the flip side though, you could take the "relocate-external-har...
by sthayashi
Wed Jul 27, 2005 7:16 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: PC Build Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 1809

I've no idea how loud or quiet your DVD drive will be. Pioneer is not on my short mental list of quiet optical drives. With respect to your hard drive, a small purchase of stretch magic will allow you to suspend your drive and eliminate drive noise. It's fun to read the posts in the Silent Storage s...
by sthayashi
Wed Jul 27, 2005 7:06 pm
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: TekGems Fan Review *Updated 8/7/05*
Replies: 17
Views: 21114

GHz, that is one of the best reviews I've ever read with one small, critical distinction. What exactly is the point of the review of the unlabeled fan? A small correction should be made: Un-mounted Test Motor and bearing noise is minimal, only slightly higher than the D12SM-12 Shouldn't that be D12S...
by sthayashi
Wed Jul 27, 2005 6:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Are the Special Olympics bad for criptards?
Replies: 10
Views: 5299

Is this anywhere near a point? The urge to lock and/or delete is strong.
by sthayashi
Sun Jul 24, 2005 11:01 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Would a Panaflo FBA12G12U1A be close to silent at 5v??
Replies: 4
Views: 1634

Err... where'd you get your information on the volume of a 120mm M1A at 5v? I don't think it's right at all.
by sthayashi
Sun Jul 24, 2005 10:33 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet Hard Drive Showdown: Samsung vs. Seagate
Replies: 2
Views: 1099

I don't have the P120, but were it to have a similar noise signature as its predecessors (as reviews seems to indicate), it would be much quieter in general than the 7200.7, which I'm not terribly happy with, even though it sits on foam in my closet. It can tick when at idle, the seek noise is just ...
by sthayashi
Sun Jul 24, 2005 10:11 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows Vista? Like the name or hate it
Replies: 42
Views: 19662

I would have thought the government would put a stop to MS calling their new OS, Vista.
by sthayashi
Thu Jul 21, 2005 8:37 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Confused about Dual 12V lines? Here's the FAQ!
Replies: 55
Views: 173169

Mike, your initial post is a little confusing to me. You're suggesting to me that with a PSU like the Seasonic S12-330 (12v1: 8A, 12v2: 14A), that we can interpret this to be essentially 22A @ 12V. This is seems like a dangerous assumption to make. The motherboard is the only place that is supposed ...
by sthayashi
Wed Jul 20, 2005 8:29 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: any negatives with using an extension cable kit to...
Replies: 8
Views: 2145

They're not really dangerous exactly. It's just that Seasonic cannot guarantee the tolerance rating. Under very high loads, it will not be within 5% (or whatever Seasonic's internal tolerances are) of the voltage.
by sthayashi
Wed Jul 20, 2005 7:51 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Does epoxy containing steel conduct electricity?
Replies: 7
Views: 2927

I have an idea of the epoxy in question, assuming its the one you find in the store in the epoxy sections. IIRC, it says on the packaging to not use it if you need it to conduct electricity. Though I don't know about its other electrical properties.
by sthayashi
Tue Jul 19, 2005 9:11 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: How not to build a system...
Replies: 20
Views: 5499

He's running a 3500+ on a dfi board first of all. Either that chip needs to be a 3000+ or that mobo needs to be an asus premium coupled with a 3200+. That is if you know how to OC at all. 4GB of value ram? I'm not going to ask what for. Then there is the issue of the raid 0. I'm sure it's cause he ...
by sthayashi
Mon Jul 18, 2005 6:54 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Make your own PWM controller
Replies: 12
Views: 2797

Jamesm, that site had a lot of misinformation on there regarding Linear Power control. You mean in regards to it's "PWM vs. Linear" comparison? The site is good otherwise, right? as far as building a PWM controller? I think so. I don't really play around much with the LM555 chip much, but I do know...
by sthayashi
Mon Jul 18, 2005 6:38 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Zalman 400 watt enough for 7800GTX
Replies: 5
Views: 1272

I would not recommend running a reasonable ATX v1.3 PSU on your setup. They're usually weak on 12V power. The Zalman is no exception.
by sthayashi
Mon Jul 18, 2005 6:30 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What the *!"* are my Barracuda SATAs doing?
Replies: 11
Views: 10191

This is creepy. As I opened this topic, I was wondering why I was hearing a buzzing from my 7200.7 sitting in my closet.
by sthayashi
Sun Jul 17, 2005 5:54 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How much overhead is really needed? S12 decision question..
Replies: 7
Views: 1703

AFAIK, the noise signature is the same among both. You really can't go wrong with either one, IMHO.
by sthayashi
Sun Jul 17, 2005 1:04 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Make your own PWM controller
Replies: 12
Views: 2797

Jamesm, that site had a lot of misinformation on there regarding Linear Power control.

And if you can't find the LM555 chip at Radio Shack, look for the LM556. It's basically 2 LM555s in one.
by sthayashi
Sun Jul 17, 2005 12:49 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Seagate Barracuda acoustics - 160 vs. 200 GB
Replies: 4
Views: 1591

Any reason why you don't wish to consider the Samsung 200GB hard drive, which WILL be quieter than the Seagate 7200.x?
by sthayashi
Sun Jul 17, 2005 12:43 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: *POLL* Is your floppy dead?
Replies: 44
Views: 10613

No floppy on his machine! he's too l33t for that. The truly l33t would have a 2nd computer on hand to debug the 1st computer :twisted:. One thing that's running through my mind right now is this: How many people have bought laptops recently. How many of those who bought laptops got a floppy drive w...
by sthayashi
Thu Jul 14, 2005 7:12 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Sparkle Power Supplies Power Ratings Question
Replies: 5
Views: 1377

I haven't encountered this problem, but clearly they're lying. Sparkle is rebadging (or even distributing) Fortron PSUs, and if Fortron says its 15A, I believe them.
by sthayashi
Thu Jul 14, 2005 7:07 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: *POLL* Is your floppy dead?
Replies: 44
Views: 10613

I tossed my floppy drive when I realized that I could do almost everything I needed with CD-RW. What clinched the deal was when I ended up going through a box of floppies trying to find one that would actually format. So I bought a cheap pack of CD-RW and pretty much used them as floppies. Its just ...
by sthayashi
Tue Jul 12, 2005 9:40 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: I'm having second thoughts
Replies: 3
Views: 1183

Based on this sticky, I'd try the Evercool.

The Hyper48 is quiet. I'll let you determine whether it's 'good' or not.
by sthayashi
Mon Jul 11, 2005 8:54 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Loudest...fan...Evah?
Replies: 3
Views: 1050

This has been brought up multiple times.
by sthayashi
Mon Jul 11, 2005 6:54 pm
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: SPCR is 2, 3, 4, 5... now 6 yrs old!
Replies: 55
Views: 94774

wow, I might have been here two years ago reading up. I'll have to check when my first posting was, I believe I had been looking here a while before I registered to the forum. Hmm I tried looking in the memberlist but it looks like it would take forever to find my name there. Here you go: http://fo...
by sthayashi
Tue Jul 05, 2005 6:58 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: sound cards electrical noise aluminum foil EM shielding
Replies: 16
Views: 3225

I doubt that wrapping a sound card in aluminum foil would be such a good idea. The only thing you'll hear from the card would be sparks :-) EDIT: As for trying to reduce EMI, some motherboard BIOSes have spread spectrum settings for the CPU (more common) and the PCI/AGP (less common). Be careful if...
by sthayashi
Tue Jul 05, 2005 6:26 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Question for electricians - 240VAC
Replies: 26
Views: 7622

Hang on a sec, aren't most power systems three phase rather than two phase? If so then connecting across any two 120VAC wires will give 208VAC rather than 240VAC (208 = 120 * sqrt(3) ). The way power systems (in the UK anyway) typically work is that there will be three phases with a 120 degree phas...
by sthayashi
Thu Jun 30, 2005 6:12 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Question for electricians - 240VAC
Replies: 26
Views: 7622

It's a plug that you can wire up things to. Glad you can find a plug for cheaper, because this isn't something I can find online for some reason. Do your multimeter probes not reach the contacts within the plug directly? You're most likely correct about A&C being 240VAC. In the PDF file that I linke...
by sthayashi
Thu Jun 30, 2005 4:41 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Ten stupid things engineers do to mess their cooling
Replies: 3
Views: 1267

I'm guilty of committing #1, am close to committing #3, may unknowingly be guilty of #5, VERY guilty of #7.

I'm kinda guilty of #4 due to SPCR. I utilize the fingermark test on the PSU exhaust to determine whether or not its adequately cooled.
by sthayashi
Thu Jun 30, 2005 4:30 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Question for electricians - 240VAC
Replies: 26
Views: 7622

Re: Question for electricians - 240VAC

That humble pie was delicious.. Thanks for the correction, and that documentation was VERY thorough. I never knew so many different variants of power plugs existed. I mean, I was aware of the varying ones between countries and amp ratings, but that's just a whole new level of .. well.. something. N...