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by burcakb
Mon Apr 19, 2004 2:22 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Please post a pic of you Zalman 7000 installed...
Replies: 15
Views: 3531

http://www.burcakbaskan.com/albums/PCMods/images/Overview2.jpg Case is a Sonata. Mobo is DFI Lanparty Ultra. NB HS is the stock alu thing. Here's a closeup: http://www.burcakbaskan.com/albums/PCMods/images/HotSpot(1).jpg You can't see it from this pic but there's a row of 4 high capacitors UNDER th...
by burcakb
Fri Apr 16, 2004 12:32 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Smart Drive 2002c vs Silentmaxx HDD Silencer
Replies: 31
Views: 15682

Unless my german has totally failed me, this notice says NO to raptors for the silentmaxx enclosure:
Nicht kompatible Festplatten :
- HD AT 74GB Western Digital Raptor
by burcakb
Thu Apr 15, 2004 11:35 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman 7000Al Cu or 7000Cu?
Replies: 23
Views: 5024

Re: It *does* use the four holes on the Athlon XP

:o interesting theory. Can that kind of thing happpen over a period of time? For example, you put a big copper zalman or thermalright heatsink on and maybe after several months its immense weight causes it to pull away from the chip and your cpu temps start creeping up. Has anyone ever heard storie...
by burcakb
Thu Apr 15, 2004 4:48 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman 7000Al Cu or 7000Cu?
Replies: 23
Views: 5024

I have the Cu version and I'm wishing I had the AlCu. The weight is INCREDIBLE !!. I was thinking, if whats a few 100g? WRONG. IT IS HEAVY.

As for performance, I run my stock Barton 2500+ @ 1.5V and with the Zalman @ 1400 rpm, my CPU temp is 49C when folding.
by burcakb
Mon Apr 12, 2004 12:55 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: How to build a "quiet" PC with - gasp - 6 fans?
Replies: 8
Views: 2266

Unfortunately my purchasing options are severely limited. Makes me think of going into business with something like a QuietPC Turkey :idea: Whatever is selling in my country under "silent fans" are the Vantec Stealth series, Thermaltakes, Akasas and Zalmans. Judging by the noise the 7000A makes, non...
by burcakb
Mon Apr 12, 2004 3:19 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: How to build a "quiet" PC with - gasp - 6 fans?
Replies: 8
Views: 2266

My greatest worry is about the temps. Outside the case, my CPU showed 42 C when folding. Inside, it goes to 53 C. On idle it's 42C. OK, the arctic silver hasn't settled yet but that'll gain me only 2-3C. I used to get the same temps with an o/c'd Palomino ?!? Case temps are reported to be 44C. With ...
by burcakb
Mon Apr 12, 2004 3:01 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: How to build a "quiet" PC with - gasp - 6 fans?
Replies: 8
Views: 2266

Noise situation: Noise sources in order of noisy to silent: The Vantec Stealth, the Acoustifan, the Zalman 7000A. The VGA Silencer and the Vantec ion produce about the same noise. It's there but very very very subdued, hardly audiable. HDDs also produce some noise but on idle you have to listen for ...
by burcakb
Mon Apr 12, 2004 1:55 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: How to build a "quiet" PC with - gasp - 6 fans?
Replies: 8
Views: 2266

How to build a "quiet" PC with - gasp - 6 fans?

I've finally finished my work on my PC. Is it quiet? Well, it's better than what I started with but definitely not enough. Obviously, you say, with 6 fans? Here's what I did. Pics will follow tonight. 1. Take a Sonata case. Cut out the underside of the bezel and the plastic on the inside bezel. 2. D...
by burcakb
Thu Apr 08, 2004 10:45 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: mobo/proc/ram suggestions, general questions
Replies: 25
Views: 6867

Since you want "quiet", it'll mean you'll be employing low airflow fans. That means your case interior is important. Look for a board that will let you fold your cables out of the way of the airflow. IDE and Floppy connectors towards the top, SATA connectors at the bottom, mobo power connector in a ...
by burcakb
Thu Apr 08, 2004 10:08 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Confused about 120mm fans
Replies: 20
Views: 5762

I tested a Vantec Stealth, the stock Sonata and an Acustifan in open air last night. At 5V, all are silent and all have too low airflow. The Acustifan needs a tap on the blades to start but is stable after that. The Vantec has varied rpms at 5V, not consistent and not trustworthy. If I was to run an...
by burcakb
Tue Apr 06, 2004 3:28 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: How can I squeze a few more degrees outta my sonata?
Replies: 12
Views: 2860

VGA Silencer does fit the 9800 series. It doesn't - or used to not fit - the 9600. One company even sells the thing already attached. Was it Sapphire? Be careful with the Zalman heatpipe. That's going to put all the 9800 heat in the CPU area. I don't know about your board but on my DFI lanparty, the...
by burcakb
Tue Apr 06, 2004 2:10 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SATA cable suck
Replies: 30
Views: 9572

My first exposure to SATA was through an addon card and its lousy sata cable. Now I bought a DFI Lanparty board and the included SATA cables simply "click" in place and are very stable. I think there is no reason to bash the standard because of lousy production. I've seen equally lousy PATA cables t...
by burcakb
Tue Mar 30, 2004 4:44 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Are my Sonata temps OK
Replies: 7
Views: 2299

Grrrrr <- This, to MY Sonata Ambient = ~25C Case = 34C idle, 35C load (folding) CPU = 42C idle, 50C load (folding) The stock Antec PSU running like a freight train. Why can't I get that darn PSU running silently like everybody else? System: AthlonXP 2000+ (@1750 = 166*10.5) Just 5% OC Zalman 7000A-C...
by burcakb
Thu Mar 25, 2004 8:03 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Athlon 64 --> alternatives to Zalman?
Replies: 14
Views: 3946

Straight from Zalman's Site: 3) Socket 754 Motherboard CNPS7000(A) is compatible with all socket 754 motherboards. I also checked the 7000-AlCu - without the (A), but there was no differentiation. The same note with the (A). Might be a glitch, might be marketing. Just make sure and get the (A) versi...
by burcakb
Thu Mar 25, 2004 12:07 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 160GB HD: Partition or not to Partition?
Replies: 50
Views: 12928

There IS a way to completely change the location of your Documents & Settings; however, it has to be done at WindowsXP installation time, it can't be done later. It involves making a unattended installation settings diskette and keeping it in the floppy drive while you boot up the Windows Install CD...
by burcakb
Mon Mar 22, 2004 2:30 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Vantec Ion
Replies: 5
Views: 2024

I had an Ion going in my old AOpen H600 case. On auto or medium it was quietish but not satisfactory. On low, it's practically inaudiable. In fact I became so used to the low noise that the stock Antec in my Sonata sounds like a Jumbo Jet. I'm waiting for a PSU gasket. As soon as it arrives, the Ant...
by burcakb
Mon Mar 22, 2004 2:20 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Decoupling the PSU fan
Replies: 4
Views: 1527

Ana,

Did the mod improve noise? That stock sonata PSU is way too loud. It'd be nice to have some easy way of quieting it down
by burcakb
Mon Mar 15, 2004 11:41 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman 7000Cu and Epox 8RDA3+ - will it fit?
Replies: 4
Views: 1178

Be careful cutting off the extra length. The distance between the two screwholes is very small. Aim for a cut tangent to the bottom of the first hole. One side is enough. Scissors? No way. The stuff's strong steel. Has to be. Carries 773gr weight. Tin snips will do though. Better to use a Dremel. Li...
by burcakb
Sat Mar 13, 2004 12:13 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Minimizing seek noise
Replies: 30
Views: 8311

There's no way to stop windows from seeking. It's not just the swap file either. Windows has several logs that it keeps. You can turn off most through the security settings in Administrative tools, but there are some that'll stay. And AFAIK, you can't route them to a RAMDisk Plus, if you say you've ...
by burcakb
Tue Mar 09, 2004 9:22 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Sonata? Chenbro? and Zalman A7000Cu
Replies: 0
Views: 887

Sonata? Chenbro? and Zalman A7000Cu

Hello all, For those who don't want to read it all, skip to last line pls. After doing just about everything possible (including some that can be classified as torture) I've given up trying to quiet my existing AOpen H600B and buy a new and silent case. I was about to buy a Sonata when I came across...