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by sthayashi
Fri Sep 02, 2005 8:40 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Replacing Fans for Dell XPS Gen 4
Replies: 8
Views: 2999

I don't wanna recommend any suggestions, because if I recommend a fan that doesn't cool as well, it could f*** up your expensive system. Not something I want on my conscience. The 92mm Nexus theoretically blows as much as the slowest fan listed on Nidec's site. Panaflo 92mm L1A blows as much as the ...
by sthayashi
Fri Sep 02, 2005 8:27 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How many 12V Amps are really necessary?
Replies: 8
Views: 2018

Would a 430 be able to power a "modern" gaming PC over the next 3 years (warranty length)? I plan on upgrading to SLI capability at some point but the 12V amps are so much below recommended minimum that it really does make me feel concern, particularly for the future and particularly if I have to o...
by sthayashi
Thu Sep 01, 2005 8:15 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Orientation of NoVibes and the likes
Replies: 2
Views: 1123

Not to be rude, but this sounds like a question you may be able to answer yourself with a bit of experimenting. Maybe you could tell us.
by sthayashi
Thu Sep 01, 2005 8:10 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Replacing Fans for Dell XPS Gen 4
Replies: 8
Views: 2999

Zefram0911 wrote:I do have 92mm rear fans... they're the Nidec Model TA 350DC... what's a good replacement?
Any idea which TA350DC you have?
Low speed
Medium Speed
by sthayashi
Thu Sep 01, 2005 8:07 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: What is the quietest case fan?
Replies: 16
Views: 4180

Re: What is the quietest case fan?

Vantec Stealth 80mm Enermax Adjustable Speed 80mm Panaflo FBA08A12H1BX 80mm This is sacriligeous to say on SPCR, but of the list you've given, 80mm Vantec Stealth is the quietest. This isn't to say that there aren't better options if you look around, but that's my recommendation if you plan on limi...
by sthayashi
Thu Sep 01, 2005 8:00 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How many 12V Amps are really necessary?
Replies: 8
Views: 2018

Unfortunately, I had already read all of them and was unable to draw any specific conclusions. Generally I noticed a LOT about wattage and NOT a lot about amperage. I understand that the total wattage required to power my system could easily be handled by 430 watts, but it's really all about the 12...
by sthayashi
Wed Aug 31, 2005 8:17 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Case Advice - Quiet Media Center Style
Replies: 9
Views: 2528

I'm about as geeky as they come computer-wise, and although I have 3 optical drives, they're all in different computers. It's generally been my experience that you don't need more than 2 optical drives, and very often, you don't even need 2. With 2 drives, you can do a straight drive-to-drive copy. ...
by sthayashi
Wed Aug 31, 2005 8:01 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Replacing Fans for Dell XPS Gen 4
Replies: 8
Views: 2999

Sorry to say, but Dell usually engineers their computers quite well. If they could make it quiet, they would. Stories of people with lower powered Dells have mentioned that they were somewhat quiet. If you want to quiet your Dell, you'll have to do a lot more than simply swapping fans. Heatsink repl...
by sthayashi
Tue Aug 30, 2005 8:55 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Logo for SPCR?
Replies: 90
Views: 30568

We kinda do now. You can see it in most of the recent pictures on this site, and we even have it on a computer case already.

Now all we need are T-shirts. 8)

We could probably do with a mascot though... assuming Miss Kitty isn't up to it, :P
by sthayashi
Tue Aug 30, 2005 7:30 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung Spinpoint SP2504C motor
Replies: 19
Views: 6902

the case itself is a lian li v1100, which comes standard with damped sidepanels. so it shouldn't be really vibration-prone. :roll: poorly damped sidepanels != vibration-noise prevention. FWIW, unsuspended Samsungs can vibrate and rattle damped STEEL cases. Thin Aluminum cases don't stand much of a ...
by sthayashi
Tue Aug 30, 2005 7:24 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Which direction do Nexus fans flow?
Replies: 4
Views: 1492

If you have a working old computer, plug it in and feel it. :D Though what the others have said has been consistent with my experience with fans.
by sthayashi
Tue Aug 30, 2005 7:21 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: replacement cooler for fan on Asus A7V133 Northbridge?
Replies: 5
Views: 1611

Since you're using a motherboard that may expect/prefer an ATX v1.3 PSU, I'd actually recommend anything from the Seasonic Super Silencer series, which was designed more for Athlon XP processors in mind.
by sthayashi
Tue Aug 30, 2005 7:16 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 64x2 Home Server recommendations?
Replies: 27
Views: 9278

Only advice I have to give is to settle for a cheap-ass graphics card. Built-graphics will be difficult to find along side decent server level boards that use Athlon X2 and not Opteron.

If you're willing to use Opteron or Intel processors, have a look at Tyan and Supermicro boards.
by sthayashi
Tue Aug 30, 2005 7:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Are you bored to death or just tired?
Replies: 6
Views: 3569

I am both bored to death AND tired. Which option should I pick?
by sthayashi
Mon Aug 29, 2005 2:17 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung Spinpoint SP2504C motor
Replies: 19
Views: 6902

spcr_log wrote:So watch out. I returned both of the disks. They did not have the FDB (Fluid Dynamic Bearing) stamp on the motor. Finding two that do have that stamp turns out to be very hard (if not impossible)
I had thought that most drives these days use FDBs. You'd know it if it didn't.
by sthayashi
Mon Aug 29, 2005 2:08 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Modding & Cutting with Tin Snips
Replies: 93
Views: 159504

Or do you just jam the snips in the punchout as much as you can and try to start the first cut? As much of a scissor jamming fan I am, this doesn't seem like the right way. That's pretty much what I did, though I DID have enough room to put in the tip and take small snips at first. If you don't hav...
by sthayashi
Mon Aug 29, 2005 2:04 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Voltage testing
Replies: 8
Views: 2167

What if I want to test the PSU without anything connected? I read something about shorting the green and black wires of the motherboard connection...but then I also heard that this is bad. Any insight on this method? Plug in a fan or old hard drive and then do it. It's not inherently bad, but some ...
by sthayashi
Sun Aug 28, 2005 4:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I desire [xxx] most in my life.
Replies: 41
Views: 17200

I read the poll as the thing you desire most to the exclusion of everything else. Meaning if you could only have one thing on that list and everything else taken away, which one would you have? For me, a long healthy life would be empty without family and friends. It would also be quite dull without...
by sthayashi
Sun Aug 28, 2005 1:37 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: PLEASE HELP me put finish touch to near-silent audio PC!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 5231

He does read these forums, and although I can't speak for him, I can guess what he might say, since I'm going to say it myself: It looks fine by me. I've got a very similar build planned and it looks remarkably like what you've listed above. The only other thing that I could suggest and this borders...
by sthayashi
Sun Aug 28, 2005 12:22 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: DIY Fan Controller
Replies: 6
Views: 19339

To all of you who have made something similar, do you guys do anything to protect those leads from touching the case? I've made a few of these. Once, one of the exposed leads of the diodes touch my case and shorted the PSU and fried my motherboard. I've never made anything quite like the above, but...
by sthayashi
Sat Aug 27, 2005 6:06 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What's the problem with RAID 0?
Replies: 49
Views: 13038

StarfishChris wrote:And as for lightning, don't you use surge protectors (or are they useless)?
Though this veers on off-topicness, I have to point out that if you value your equipment or data on it, consider getting a Series-Mode surge protector. If you don't know what one is, read this AVS forum post
by sthayashi
Sat Aug 27, 2005 5:48 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: How to control my fans?
Replies: 3
Views: 2345

LBadvance wrote:That makes sense. So it is possible to have two fans sharing 1 5V power?
Or is the current is not enough.
Since you're connecting to the molex pin of your power supply, you can easily power 2 fans off a shared connector.
by sthayashi
Sat Aug 27, 2005 11:50 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Getting a new case, any non-Antec reccommendations?
Replies: 18
Views: 4461

The Centurion 5 is an SPCR recommended case
by sthayashi
Thu Aug 25, 2005 7:10 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrades. 2nd Opinion if Poss, tar.
Replies: 3
Views: 1105

I do not recommend using an ATX v1.3 PSU for your setup. Most setups these days really utilize the 12V line, and v1.3 was sometimes weak in that area. That said, I don't think you're drawing an exceptional amount of power, so your current PSU may still fit the bill. Knowing that much, the PSU is alm...
by sthayashi
Thu Aug 25, 2005 7:05 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Sanyo Denki or Panaflo? (slim fans)
Replies: 9
Views: 2609

Watch out.... Digikey places a charge for orders less than $25, IIRC. Plus Panaflos come untailed (bare leads actually). They're a good deal if you know what you're doing, but they can be a nightmare otherwise.
by sthayashi
Thu Aug 25, 2005 7:02 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Air and heat
Replies: 16
Views: 3041

I suspect material DOES make a difference, but not so much between steel and aluminum. The case type I have in my mind are acrylic cases. Though since I've never owned one and decent reviews are few and far between, it's more of a guess than anything else.
by sthayashi
Tue Aug 23, 2005 9:01 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: New hard drive?
Replies: 4
Views: 1543

Do you need large capacity? 2.5" drives smoke 3.5" in terms of noise and 80GB Samsungs aren't too expensive these days.

Sorry to suggest something that wasn't on your list, but I noticed that you're not considering terribly large sizes.
by sthayashi
Tue Aug 23, 2005 8:58 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Sanyo Denki or Panaflo? (slim fans)
Replies: 9
Views: 2609

Search Digikey for FBA08T12L (or P9732-ND)
by sthayashi
Mon Aug 22, 2005 9:33 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: X2 4200 Lidless & IHS Removal Guide!
Replies: 13
Views: 3707

You sir, are a brave soul. I salute you.
by sthayashi
Mon Aug 22, 2005 9:17 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Sigh...Just what we all need
Replies: 40
Views: 10972

You people...

You just don't appreciate the need for a power supply that can operate a 12V air conditioning unit or refrigerator. That way, you can overclock even more!!! :twisted: