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by sthayashi
Tue Feb 03, 2004 5:34 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: If you could create your own heatsink
Replies: 34
Views: 7296

Gotta throw in my two cents here, but as heatsinks get larger and complex, they also get heavier. One innovation that really hasn't been pursued is alternate means of support. Nearly all heatsinks exceed the weight specification for Socket A (300g) and a good deal of them exceed the weight limit for...
by sthayashi
Tue Feb 03, 2004 10:13 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Recommended PSU pages Updated
Replies: 19
Views: 4694

FYI, Half the seasonic links are broken.

Also, the #1 on the 400W+ says Seasonic SS-400 APFC. Seasonic lists several different products with the name SS-400 INCLUDING THE ONE RIGHT BELOW, THE SUPER SILENCER Do you think you could clarify which one you mean?
by sthayashi
Thu Jan 29, 2004 6:29 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Parking/Stopping Hard drives in a Linux box?
Replies: 6
Views: 1637

or you can just buy one of the many commercially available silent, fanless WAN firewall/routers that cost less than $100 and do everything you can possibly need.... I think you misunderstand my requests (though I failed to provide sufficient information as well). I fully plan on geting a WAN-type r...
by sthayashi
Wed Jan 28, 2004 4:31 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Parking/Stopping Hard drives in a Linux box?
Replies: 6
Views: 1637

Parking/Stopping Hard drives in a Linux box?

I have a linux router/storage server that I've mentioned on a couple other threads. Originally, I had plans to replace the a drive or two, and remove the loudest components in the system: 2 Seagate Barracuda Full Height SCSI drives. These drives can be heard throughout my apartment. Unfortunately, m...
by sthayashi
Mon Jan 12, 2004 2:42 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Ralf Hutter's P4C Quiet Rig
Replies: 180
Views: 201616

Ralf, One question that you might be able to answer for me (or maybe someone else can). I purchased the 120 mm version of the L1A thinking it had the same magical powers (the fan on the right in the picture on the 1st page). Is there a noise or airflow difference between the two fans? I'm using the ...
by sthayashi
Sat Jan 10, 2004 7:24 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec TP-550 vs SLK-3700BQE PSU
Replies: 6
Views: 1656

No new car, just replacement parts for the old car, as installed by the mechanic (I'm good at tinkering with my computer, but my car is another story) :-)

How difficult is it to mod the TP-550?
by sthayashi
Sat Jan 10, 2004 10:40 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec TP-550 vs SLK-3700BQE PSU
Replies: 6
Views: 1656

Thanks for the advice. Right, now I'm broke, and the case was the last toy I could buy for the next few months. (Funny how automobiles can be a money-sink, but I digress). Buying a new power supply at this point is out of the question. I'd probably get the Seasonic Super Silencer 400 (plus L1A mod) ...
by sthayashi
Fri Jan 09, 2004 8:04 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec TP-550 vs SLK-3700BQE PSU
Replies: 6
Views: 1656

Antec TP-550 vs SLK-3700BQE PSU

My current power supply is Antec's TruePower-550 that I purchased long ago determining that I would get a quiet power supply that was appropriate for a dual Athlon system. Now that I'm older and a little wealthier, I got a Kill-a-Watt meter, and found out that my computer draws only about 200W of po...
by sthayashi
Thu Jan 08, 2004 11:37 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian Li PC-73SL
Replies: 1
Views: 1513

*Bump* Ok, first the url, so that people know what it looks like http://www.lian-li.com/product.php?action=viewPD&prdid=1192 Second, it looks like a full tower version of the PC-6070. Third, with the wheels, the modification proposed by the_bfg in this thread may be more effective. So no one has any...
by sthayashi
Thu Dec 18, 2003 12:06 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Home Theater PC Project
Replies: 20
Views: 5846

You've finally made me jealous of an HTPC that is slicker than mine (no doubt quieter). I've been using a Shuttle SN41G2 case/mobo with an Athlon XP 2400+, 256MB of RAM, and a random hard drive and DVD-Rom I had lying around. Given the total cost and flexibility, I was proud of my accomplishment, an...
by sthayashi
Thu Dec 11, 2003 6:53 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Electronic Enclosure Pitfalls?
Replies: 3
Views: 1839

I don't think I fully understand your question. Generic enclosures generally exist to meet certain specs (generic ATX typically), but aren't designed for anything. Brand name cases typically have a design in mind. Most are designed to cool hardware down as much as a case can. On this forum, we typic...
by sthayashi
Thu Dec 11, 2003 2:12 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Mouse mats as acoustic foam???
Replies: 15
Views: 5079

It is my guess that Mouse pads can be used to reduce vibrational noise just as well as anything else that's made from rubber. However, I don't think it would be as effecti at stopping noise in general. This is really mouse pad dependent, but most mouse pads that I've used weren't very porous(I'm now...
by sthayashi
Thu Dec 11, 2003 1:57 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: VGA Silencer on an AIW 9800 Pro - my experience
Replies: 9
Views: 3750

Hey, this is useful information. This answers (and raises) some questions I had in this thread The question raised is whether the ACVGAS actually needs to be mounted to the mounting bracket. MikeC said in my thread that it does, but you guys say that it doesn't. Which is it? BTW, FJC and wgragg, sin...
by sthayashi
Thu Dec 11, 2003 6:07 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quieting a Workstation level card
Replies: 6
Views: 2374

ATI FireGL X2-256, arguably the best dual-DVI card money can buy: http://www.ati.com/designpartners/media/images/FireGL_X2_256MB_Board_lg.jpg http://www.ati.com/designpartners/media/images/FireGL_X2_256MB_Board_lg02.jpg Like Joe mentioned, it is virtually identical to the 9800Pro/256MB: http://www.b...
by sthayashi
Wed Dec 10, 2003 9:43 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quieting a Workstation level card
Replies: 6
Views: 2374

*bump* Wow, not even a "That's a really bad idea with an $800 card." Let me ask a different question. It looks like the Arctic Cooling VGA Silencer will physically mount on the board, since it's virtually identical to a Radeon 9800Pro. However, the back slot mounting bracket won't accept a dual-DVI ...
by sthayashi
Sun Dec 07, 2003 8:24 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quieting a Workstation level card
Replies: 6
Views: 2374

Quieting a Workstation level card

After giving it lots and lots and lots of thought, I'm seriously considering getting an ATI X2-256, mostly due to the 3d capabilities as well as dual-DVI (which I'm slowly moving towards). Unfortunately, if I were to get this, it would be by far the noisest thing in my computer. What's the best way ...
by sthayashi
Sun Dec 07, 2003 8:10 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P160 Aluminum case Review
Replies: 64
Views: 37227

Just wanna say thanks for the review you guys. When I first saw the P160, my first impression was "Excellent, this will make a perfect successor to my Cooler Master ATC-201" But now, this review is making me seriously consider getting the SLK3700BQE instead.
by sthayashi
Fri Dec 05, 2003 8:31 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 7000A-ALCU vs. SLK-800U
Replies: 11
Views: 2676

Don't forget to consider the cost/pain of lowering the fan voltage. The Zalman comes with the fanmate, which is certainly more convenient. You also didn't mention what you use your computer for (or WHAT sort of computer you have). The Zalman within the weight tolerance specified by Intel (not for AM...
by sthayashi
Thu Dec 04, 2003 3:25 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: does anybody use vantec stealth fans?
Replies: 14
Views: 5216

I can only speak for myself, but I haven't had too much of a problem with Vantec Stealth 80mm fans. Of course, my situation isn't so great: -I live in an apartment about 100-150m from train tracks. -In each machine that I'm using them in, any noise they could have possibly been making was drowned ou...
by sthayashi
Sun Nov 23, 2003 1:59 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How much power will I need for this setup?
Replies: 7
Views: 1545

make sure your mobo can spin up the drives in a staggered fashion rather than spinning them up simultaneously. This can significantly reduce the peak current requirement and allow you to use a smaller PSU. Again, how would I go about insuring this? This sounds like something the raid card should be...
by sthayashi
Sat Nov 22, 2003 7:26 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Who here uses CoolerMaster casings?
Replies: 7
Views: 2669

I got the ATCS-201 when it came out a few years ago (I distinctly remember having to wait until it was actually released). Back then, cool looking cases were VERY hard to come by. It still is pretty neat looking, but I'm thinking about replacing it with Antec's P160, pending a good independent revie...
by sthayashi
Sat Nov 22, 2003 6:22 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How much power will I need for this setup?
Replies: 7
Views: 1545

What's the best way to calculate the power consumption of the board? Asus has been quiet about this, and I can't seem to google up a good answer. Thanks again. I'll probably go with the Antec TruePower 550, which I have currently in my main computer, a dual athlon box, but then I have to figure out ...
by sthayashi
Fri Nov 21, 2003 10:46 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How much power will I need for this setup?
Replies: 7
Views: 1545

How much power will I need for this setup?

I'm putting together a file server that will also act as my router as well as my linux tinkertoy. Basically it's a computer with a NIC, a RAID controller card and a dozen drives. The setup is/will be as follows: -Asus P2B-D2 w/ 2 PIII/550 processors. -cheapy video card -3com NIC. -8 drive SATA RAID ...
by sthayashi
Thu Nov 20, 2003 6:26 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P160
Replies: 172
Views: 84276

Does anyone else besides me think it unusual that the P160 isn't even listed in Antec's own store?
by sthayashi
Wed Nov 19, 2003 9:55 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Does anyone have an Antec 1000 series case? Any good?
Replies: 8
Views: 2264

:shock: You were disappointed with the build quality and quietness of the Sonata and you're considering one of the Antec 1000's now? I've never tried 1000s, but personally I was very impressed by the Sonata and the build quality. The only thing that felt cheap to me was the front door/bezel. The res...
by sthayashi
Wed Nov 19, 2003 9:42 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silencing a Coolermaster 201? Need Ideas
Replies: 1
Views: 931

Wait, are you having a noise problem already? or are you anticipating one? So far, I haven't noticed a serious vibration problem in my ATC-201, but I have a drive right now that's causing all my problems (which incidentally will be remedied shortly via the same drives you have). The flip side though...
by sthayashi
Wed Nov 12, 2003 10:14 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian Li PC-73SL
Replies: 1
Views: 1513

Lian Li PC-73SL

What's your opinion on this behemoth? I think this is going to be on my ever-increasing wishlist as a quiet replacement for my current file server.