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by Ozkar
Thu Jun 24, 2004 5:58 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: I'm doomed! No silent PC for me (at least for the summer)
Replies: 17
Views: 11239

http://www.climatemaster.com/ResGeo.htm No, I'm not kidding. Imagine one of these on a smaller scale for your computer. That would be a nice addition to my overheating apartment, but if I were to spend money on such a thing, I would rather move to a nice 2 bedroom apartment. BTW, i'm curious, has a...
by Ozkar
Thu Jun 24, 2004 11:08 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: I'm doomed! No silent PC for me (at least for the summer)
Replies: 17
Views: 11239

I can't use a regular AC because it wouldn't fit in my window, which is about 1'x3'. Maybe an indoor AC would work, but they're really expensive. I heard that a PC with the side panel off would be unstable because the airflow would be disturbed, creating really hot spots in small areas. Don't know i...
by Ozkar
Thu Jun 24, 2004 7:27 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: I'm doomed! No silent PC for me (at least for the summer)
Replies: 17
Views: 11239

I'm doomed! No silent PC for me (at least for the summer)

U guys should consider yourselves lucky for having even a moderately silent PC. For me, well, I can't even have a silent apartment I built my PC 6 months ago using a SLK3700BQE case, a Pentium 4 3.2 GHZ w/HT, a Radeon 9800 Pro video card, and a Zalman CNPS7000A-Cu CPU cooler running at 12v (yes, 12v...
by Ozkar
Mon Jun 21, 2004 7:36 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Evercool 120mm best mount method?
Replies: 21
Views: 5538

Can I use the same mounting sticks that came with the Antec BQE case fan to mount the Evercool aluminum fan on the back of the BQE case?
by Ozkar
Sun Jun 20, 2004 4:35 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Questions about a 120mm Aluminum Fan
Replies: 0
Views: 608

Questions about a 120mm Aluminum Fan

Does this fan: http://www.xoxide.com/12alcasfan.html have RPM monitoring? Is that fan recommended as a replacement for the Antec fan that came with my SLK3700-BQE? And lastly, can I install it in my SLK3700-BQE case with the same mounting thingies that came with the Antec fan? I don't mind if it's a...
by Ozkar
Sat Jun 19, 2004 8:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1634244

2 Unlimited - Get Ready For This
by Ozkar
Sat Jun 12, 2004 6:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1634244

Ekhymosis - De Madrugada
by Ozkar
Sat Feb 21, 2004 3:55 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 4 fans evaluated - 120mm
Replies: 26
Views: 14497

Which of the fans mentioned in this thread can be controlled and monitored with the Intel D875PBZ motherboard?
by Ozkar
Mon Feb 16, 2004 1:52 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Suspending the Raptor
Replies: 28
Views: 20888

Has it been confirmed that WD will release a new version of the 36 GB Raptor? or is it just a wish?
by Ozkar
Mon Feb 16, 2004 1:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1634244

Cumbia Colombiana: Herencia Gitana
by Ozkar
Thu Jan 29, 2004 7:26 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Need a quiet, black, fast CD-RW drive
Replies: 19
Views: 7245

out of curiousity, what black case are you using? I'm using the Antec SLK3700BQE case, which was recommended by SPCR members. I'm very satisfied with it, and now i'm trying to get all the extra components to finish building my PC, that's why I need the CD-RW drive. I'll let you know how the Samsung...
by Ozkar
Wed Jan 28, 2004 8:23 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Will my CPU run cooler if I switch to a 2-fan PSU?
Replies: 3
Views: 1007

I have the rear fan that came with the Antec case, and the Zalman 7000 fan running both at their maximum speeds. I will use the fanmate later on when i'm comfortable with the case and cpu temps. I won't use a front fan yet.
by Ozkar
Tue Jan 27, 2004 8:26 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Will my CPU run cooler if I switch to a 2-fan PSU?
Replies: 3
Views: 1007

Will my CPU run cooler if I switch to a 2-fan PSU?

I have an SLK3700BQE case and a Pentium 4 3.2 w/ HT processor cooled with a Zalman CNPS7000A-AlCu HSF (12v) on a D875PBZ motherboard. The case came with one of those Antec silent 350w PSU with one fan. Right now the cpu temperatures while idle are around 38-39 C, and load 49-53. I have an Antec True...
by Ozkar
Tue Jan 27, 2004 12:15 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Need a quiet, black, fast CD-RW drive
Replies: 19
Views: 7245

The Plextor Premium is too expensive and the Lite-on is too loud, so I think i'm going to go with a Samsung, unless I find a better one before thursday.

Does anyone have the Sony cd burner? Is this a good buy??

BTW, i'm also getting a black Sony Floppy Drive from newegg, for $10.99.
by Ozkar
Mon Jan 26, 2004 9:02 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Need a quiet, black, fast CD-RW drive
Replies: 19
Views: 7245

Need a quiet, black, fast CD-RW drive

I need a black CD-RW drive for my system, so if any of you have good suggestions, please let me know. I want a quiet, fast and reliable drive, and i'm willing to spend $30-60.
by Ozkar
Sun Jan 25, 2004 8:24 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Are these temperatures normal for a 3.2 ghz pentium 4?
Replies: 19
Views: 3845

I don't want a lot of dust in my case, and besides, i'm getting a Raptor HD, so I wouldn't mind having a low speed front fan to cool things down there, so what do u suggest?
by Ozkar
Sun Jan 25, 2004 9:17 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Are these temperatures normal for a 3.2 ghz pentium 4?
Replies: 19
Views: 3845

Trip wrote:what case are you using?
I'm using the Antec SLK3700BQE case with the rear fan that came with the case. I'm thinking of buying a front fan, but I don't know which one to buy.
by Ozkar
Sat Jan 24, 2004 8:05 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Are these temperatures normal for a 3.2 ghz pentium 4?
Replies: 19
Views: 3845

Do u think that in a few days or weeks, the temperatures will drop a little bit after the Arctic Silver 5 and the heatsink have settled?
by Ozkar
Sat Jan 24, 2004 12:07 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Are these temperatures normal for a 3.2 ghz pentium 4?
Replies: 19
Views: 3845

I tried monitoring the temperatures and fan speeds with Motherboard Monitor and SpeedFan, but they don't work. Anyone knows why this might be happening. The only program I can use to monitor temps is the Intel Active Monitor.
by Ozkar
Fri Jan 23, 2004 7:24 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Are these temperatures normal for a 3.2 ghz pentium 4?
Replies: 19
Views: 3845

The BIOS shows an idle temperature of around 42 C, but the Intel Monitor shows around 37-38 C. I don't know which one is accurate. I thought that, since i'm running a Pentium 4 3.2 GHZ processor, these temps were average for this kind of processor. I have an SLK3700-BQE case with the rear fan runnin...
by Ozkar
Thu Jan 22, 2004 12:59 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Are these temperatures normal for a 3.2 ghz pentium 4?
Replies: 19
Views: 3845

Ok, I just installed windows XP Pro, and also the Intel Active Monitor Software, and it tells me that the CPU temp, while idle is: 37-38 degrees. I ran some of SiSoftware' Sandra Benchmarks, and the temp goes up to 49 degrees, which seems fine to me, but i'll do some more tests anyways. The Zalman f...
by Ozkar
Thu Jan 22, 2004 8:05 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Are these temperatures normal for a 3.2 ghz pentium 4?
Replies: 19
Views: 3845

Are these temperatures normal for a 3.2 ghz pentium 4?

I just built a new pc with a Pentium 4 processor 3.2 GHZ with HT, on a D875PBZ motherboard and a Zalman 7000 heatsink. I haven't installed any OS yet, but from the BIOS screen, i can see that the idle temp is 46 C. Is this temperature within safe range?
by Ozkar
Fri Jan 16, 2004 7:49 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Comments about a RAID 0 setup
Replies: 8
Views: 1965

FYI, someone over at SR says you'll hit the bus limit if you RAID 0 two Raptors. This is with the new, non-Beta sample they just tested, and it runs faster (and louder) than the previous 2nd gen sample. I think that is true if you use a RAID controller card, because of the PCI bus limit, but what a...
by Ozkar
Thu Jan 15, 2004 8:24 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Comments about a RAID 0 setup
Replies: 8
Views: 1965

Re: Comments about a RAID 0 setup

I can't remember from stats class but I think you multiply the odds to get cumulative in-series odds. Like if a single Raptor has an 80% chance of surviving 3 years, Raptors in tandem or in RAID-0 have a .80 * .80 = .64 = 64% chance of surviving 3 years. These are fake numbers but you see how it wo...
by Ozkar
Thu Jan 15, 2004 7:06 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Comments about a RAID 0 setup
Replies: 8
Views: 1965

Comments about a RAID 0 setup

I want to get a 36GB Raptor with the FDB motor for my new system, but they are not available yet (anybody knows when will they be available??). I'm still not sure if I want to set up a RAID 0 array with 2 of those Raptors (I know what most of you are thinking: I should be banned from SPCR for even m...
by Ozkar
Wed Jan 14, 2004 8:33 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Raptor owners! - Im going to buy one in the next 24 hours
Replies: 7
Views: 2177

Anybody knows when the new version of the 36GB Raptors will be available?
by Ozkar
Sat Jan 10, 2004 8:22 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: I need a pair of quiet 120mm fans
Replies: 14
Views: 3077

I haven't installed the hard drives yet. But when I do, i want to make sure that they are running at safe temperatures.
by Ozkar
Sat Jan 10, 2004 7:43 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: I need a pair of quiet 120mm fans
Replies: 14
Views: 3077

The front fan serves only to cool the hard drives and nothing else; the bqe inherently benefits from running negative-pressured. And besides, the front fan needs to be near silent, otherwise your pc won't be very quiet at all. I will have 3 hard drives installed in the BQE: 2 120GB SATA 7200rpm Dri...
by Ozkar
Fri Jan 09, 2004 7:41 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: I need a pair of quiet 120mm fans
Replies: 14
Views: 3077

I need a pair of quiet 120mm fans

I need two quiet 120mm fans for my new system. My case is an Antec SLK3700-BQE. It comes with a 120mm fan, but there are probably better fans out there, so I need your advice on what fan should I get. (I've seen a lot of recommended fans on these forums, but most of them are 80mm) I need one for the...
by Ozkar
Wed Jan 07, 2004 6:45 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Quality of New P4 3.2 Ghz Stock HSF
Replies: 10
Views: 2615

BTW, doesn't the D875PBZ have integrated fan control for all the fans? What If I just control the CPU fan speed with my motherboard?? Have u tried that?