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by burcakb
Thu Apr 14, 2005 6:04 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Build the perfect fan - tell us what you want
Replies: 57
Views: 18808

In addition to all the above: as high a pressure curve as the fan can handle, preferably even when undervolted. I suppose this'll mean the fan will draw more current than usual so will have to use molex connectors. But of course i'd like an rpm output like the ones on PSUs (just the tach & ground si...
by burcakb
Tue Apr 12, 2005 6:25 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: CrystalCPUID: User Configurable Cool 'n' Quiet
Replies: 106
Views: 86336

Great review Jan, Just 3 quick points: #1: It might be a good idea to include the registry entry that allows it to start at boot #2: CnQ does NOT have to be enabled in BIOS for CrystalCPUID to work - at least not on my Abit VIA board. #3: Benchmark programs usually report decreased performance due t...
by burcakb
Sat Apr 09, 2005 2:21 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Complete removal of thermal pad residue from Athlon64?
Replies: 9
Views: 2265

Melamine foam works surprisingly well even though it's not chemical or liquid
by burcakb
Sat Apr 09, 2005 5:48 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Case modding and parallel surfaces (Physics of Sound 101)
Replies: 22
Views: 7108

So that Feng Shui motherboard isn't a bad idea after all :wink: :lol:
by burcakb
Sat Apr 09, 2005 5:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Stellar Realms" - online gaming, with a twist.
Replies: 396
Views: 192468

Improvements in habitats, farms and to a degree warehouses have great returns on the investment I would actually like a "maintenance center" building to have an extra structure bonus to maintenance. After a while, pure research just doesn't lower it enough. Especially if you want to maintain a large...
by burcakb
Thu Apr 07, 2005 10:14 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Anyone have 64-bit windows XP up with SATA
Replies: 8
Views: 2464

I am not doing RAID. Only have a single SATA disk and a PATA. MB is Asus A8v Deluxe. I know, but there should be an option in BIOS that says "enable RAID BIOS". When enabled, you'll still be able to attach your drives seperately, but the controller does something funny to them so that they DON'T bo...
by burcakb
Wed Apr 06, 2005 8:25 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Anyone have 64-bit windows XP up with SATA
Replies: 8
Views: 2464

Lived through Jerry's problem, lived through Lee's problem. Both were fixed with BIOS upgrades + newer drivers. (My board was ABIT KV8Pro with the K8T800 Pro chipset) It seems the onboard SATA driver does not show SATA drives as regular ATA drives. Especially if RAID BIOS is enabled. A BIOS update f...
by burcakb
Tue Apr 05, 2005 1:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Stellar Realms" - online gaming, with a twist.
Replies: 396
Views: 192468

Tibors wrote::shock: You are actually allowed to build 10 Advanced Technologies Shipyard's for a total bonus of 50% on three stats :?:

I can only build two of my racial buildings (Vinemind). For a total bonus of 8% on one stat and 10% on two others.
Vinemind also adds %5 per vinemind to Sensors too
by burcakb
Tue Apr 05, 2005 7:32 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: How noisy is Intel's stock cooler for socket 775?
Replies: 18
Views: 5608

Several comments: gasganet, Noiseblocker fans have a very annoying tick (due to ball bearings) that get worse when undervolted. And the S3 is a pretty loud fan (by SPCR standards) to begin with. Try Nexus fans (especially 92mm ones) and you'll be blown away with the difference. Ronin, gasganet is ri...
by burcakb
Tue Apr 05, 2005 3:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Stellar Realms" - online gaming, with a twist.
Replies: 396
Views: 192468

It looks like the only ship capable of taking on a Brood Minder one-on-one.

I still can't figure out the battle details. Voktura isn't very forthcoming either. I suppose I'll just keep bugging him :)
by burcakb
Mon Apr 04, 2005 10:26 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Summer's here
Replies: 9
Views: 2092

My suggestion is rethink your setup :)

I run my Nexus fans @ 700 rpm @ 32C ambient room temps.

Granted I don't have filters but then there's a huge difference between a 700 rpm Nexus and a 1000 rpm one.
by burcakb
Sun Apr 03, 2005 3:04 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Mist 120mm the same as Nexus 120mm ?
Replies: 10
Views: 3213

Yes but the hole molds and the blade design on that aurora fan is identical to the Nexus/YL orange ones.

The Mist fan holes & blades look more like the coolermaster fans IMO. OTOH, the hub struts are YL type (and that's an unusual setup) so.... ???
by burcakb
Sat Apr 02, 2005 2:39 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Mist 120mm the same as Nexus 120mm ?
Replies: 10
Views: 3213

That looks more like a coolermaster to me than a YL.
by burcakb
Sat Apr 02, 2005 5:24 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: "Stellar Realms" - online gaming, with a twist.
Replies: 396
Views: 192468

This prestige generation bit has me a bit stumped though. I've got a bank accound and a population waaaay better than my prestige ranking.
Do I really HAVE to go out and kick b**t to gain "respect?" :)
by burcakb
Sat Apr 02, 2005 5:07 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: why is my xp-90 creating the same temp as my stock heatsink?
Replies: 13
Views: 3191

idle temps are not a good way to test the efficiency of a heatsink. There may be background processes running that you may not be aware of, etc. Best is to run a load program like CPUBurn or Prime95 and compare the load temps. I'll agree that your temps are just fine. The nexus at full speed makes s...
by burcakb
Tue Mar 29, 2005 1:20 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung drive noise normal?
Replies: 9
Views: 2889

My "large" collection (of two :) ) samsung drives are both quiet (one JVC one NIDEC motor) wrt motor but both exhibit significant vibration. As I've got them both suspended, vibrations are not a problem for me. From your description, I gather you've hardmounted (even with grommets that's still a har...
by burcakb
Mon Mar 28, 2005 1:09 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Noisy fans in Sharp Aquos LCD TV
Replies: 13
Views: 2597

I would be VERY CAREFUL about even CONSIDERING replacing fans on an LCD panel. LCD material isn't metal and it's very susceptible to damage through heat. Even if you don't damage anything in the swapping process, you can be nearly sure that you've significantly reduced the operating life (and LCDs d...
by burcakb
Mon Mar 28, 2005 11:37 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: SPCR and Aluminum Anti-Bias?
Replies: 41
Views: 12388

hardly any brand loyalty either
One good example is how quickly mention of Panaflo fans dissapeared once we found out about Nexus :) (especially for 92/120mm fans)
by burcakb
Sat Mar 26, 2005 1:17 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: is this quiet enough ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1366

That looks like a great & cheap setup. For the harddisk, I'd say Samsung drives are a tad quieter but you DO have to suspend. The difference is night & day. If you don't go samsung, don't worry, the difference isnt all that big when suspended. Some melamine foam also helps keep the edge off harddriv...
by burcakb
Fri Mar 25, 2005 3:25 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec 3000B: TAC and Athlon64
Replies: 17
Views: 4982

BigDonut wrote:Also the AbitAV8 has the OCGuru which allows you to over (or under) clock as the machine is running.
Are you SURE it allows "under"clocking? as mine sure doesn't - only overclock
by burcakb
Fri Mar 25, 2005 2:35 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: New kit has arrived! Further issues...
Replies: 7
Views: 2372

Suspension & melamine foam (not other foam though) take the edge off that harddrive noise.
by burcakb
Thu Mar 24, 2005 3:31 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Slot Coolers, anyone try this waterwheel fan design by 3men?
Replies: 3
Views: 1288

2800 rpm & 11.7 dBA?? nooooo way. As for slot coolers, I fail to see the need. A well designed airflow case will do all required cooling with the standard exhaust. If I was concerned about cooling the VGA, I'd go for a more direct approach like a VGA silencer. You might perhaps need one if you pack ...
by burcakb
Wed Mar 23, 2005 3:26 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Decoupling or Grill Removal?
Replies: 10
Views: 2796

Even an open grill like the Sonata's (or the 3000b) can make quite a racket, especially with a slow/quiet fan like a nexus/yateloon. Softmounting makes a difference depending on how well balanced your fans are. For example, I'd be willing to bet money that hardmounting my Nexus fans would make no di...
by burcakb
Wed Mar 23, 2005 3:16 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hard Drives
Replies: 17
Views: 4514

One bit of warning with the Samsung drives though. This is based on my extremely small sample of 2 but I've seen similar posts on the board so.... The Samsung drives (I have one with JVC non-FDB, one with Nidec) are the quietest I've tried when suspended but tend to vibrate more (the JVC more than t...
by burcakb
Mon Mar 21, 2005 2:04 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Phantom Menace - Lota talk, no answers.
Replies: 54
Views: 15868

odd, i hear everything besides the hd. Try turning on your computer with the harddisk plugged in and not plugged in. If you can't hear a noise difference then your rig is probably noisier than those who've replied to this thread. As an example to Tobias' point: At the moment, my fanned (M1A @ 5V) P...
by burcakb
Sun Mar 20, 2005 12:01 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: HHeeelllp everyone..where can i find this SilentMaxx Case??
Replies: 2
Views: 1115

While the case looks like a good idea initially, from prior experience with the setup (see Odin in sig), I can say that's a first class ticket to cook your suspended harddrives. If you don't suspend, then yes, it might be a good setup. However, you need to put relatively cool parts in there or the P...
by burcakb
Sat Mar 19, 2005 2:48 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cooling/silencing Aopen 600B Case - Hd placement??
Replies: 7
Views: 3512

@Mats: No, the board has nearly minimal config options; even the FSB range is selected with jumpers (at this time & age :shock: ), there's no AGP/PCI lock, no vcore adjustments, nothing. It's cheap and designed to run stock, that's all. There are other cheap KM400 based boards (MSI & Asus come to mi...
by burcakb
Fri Mar 18, 2005 12:27 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cooling/silencing Aopen 600B Case - Hd placement??
Replies: 7
Views: 3512

Damn, I missed anthony cutting out his grills. I would've played my pipes of victory! :wink: For another strange H600 setup, look at Odin's Chariot in my sig. My case is also H600B. The B is for a different reason. Older 600Bs were 2x80, newer ones have the CAG and sport 92mm fans (not 120, sorry). ...
by burcakb
Fri Mar 18, 2005 9:02 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: 100,000 Point Club
Replies: 202
Views: 223328

dukla2000 wrote:Finally made it, and beat burcakb! :D
Darn, missed him!!! If only I hadn't lent one of my boxen...

btw, trodas requires a healthy salute, he gave me a very good run.
by burcakb
Wed Mar 16, 2005 3:51 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Why is elastic suspension better than rubber mounting?
Replies: 17
Views: 3752

One reason I chose the suspension method I did (see Thor in sig) is because if I ever need to transport my case a proper foam gasket on either end should keep the drive cage from rattling around during transportation yet still allow easy & quick install/uninstall.