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by burcakb
Wed Mar 02, 2005 2:05 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Interesting Races and Folders-on-the-Move
Replies: 975
Views: 375568

trodas,

hi :twisted: :D
by burcakb
Wed Mar 02, 2005 12:18 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Thermaltake W0029 Silent PurePower Fanless - Not for me.
Replies: 11
Views: 2672

My calculation: 3A for the 6800GT, 6A for the CPU, 2A for the hdd, 2A for the DVD. That's 13A for boot peak. Looks borderline but should have enough headroom. I bet you could run that system with a 14A 300W Fortron PSU. You're forgetting things like the Northbridge, fans and accessories. Normally t...
by burcakb
Tue Mar 01, 2005 12:39 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Thermaltake W0029 Silent PurePower Fanless - Not for me.
Replies: 11
Views: 2672

With a single Samsung harddrive 14A should be enough. I'd say the problem lies with Thermaltake than with wattage. The Tt probably can't deliver the amps advertised. My calculation: 3A for the 6800GT, 6A for the CPU, 2A for the hdd, 2A for the DVD. That's 13A for boot peak. Looks borderline but shou...
by burcakb
Tue Mar 01, 2005 7:01 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Super Silencer 460w A3 - Rails a bit low?
Replies: 4
Views: 1280

For me uGuru reports 6.69V on the 12V line. Multimeter says 12.34V. So.....
by burcakb
Mon Feb 28, 2005 2:49 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fabricate a rpm-sensing cable ..
Replies: 10
Views: 2149

on a 3-pin connector, with the two ridges pointing up and the cable end pointing away from you, the lines counting from left to right

#1: Yellow. rpm sensor wire
#2: Red, voltage wire
#3: Black, ground wire
by burcakb
Sun Feb 27, 2005 11:47 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Positive case pressure (for cooling) - feh!
Replies: 4
Views: 1597

Rusty, I'd argue that that statement is also very dependend on the case and how you setup your airflow. On my Sonata, I reversed the rear fan to an intake, added a very slow spinning 120mm inside the case, just behind the PSU to force some cool air into it and the result is both my CPU and my PSU is...
by burcakb
Sun Feb 27, 2005 1:46 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Noise taming
Replies: 10
Views: 2699

I've found that a great many motherboards will drain the PSU if you turn off the PSU switch before unplugging. Watch for the LAN lights or any LEDs to turn off before unplugging the PSU.
by burcakb
Sun Feb 27, 2005 1:34 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Cooling Leadtek 6600GT AGP
Replies: 16
Views: 4687

I heard a rumor that Saphhire will start turning out 6600GTs with built on VF770. Don't have any idea whether it'll be AGP or PCIe
by burcakb
Sun Feb 27, 2005 1:16 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New A64 build -help me keep it quiet!
Replies: 38
Views: 9320

Shall we try and put a more realistic and informed judgement into this argument? The DFI boards are marketed as overclocking boards. They have the ability to go to EXTREME overclocks - provided with monster voltages & airflows. Now, as this is Silent PCReview, while we may all wish for a little over...
by burcakb
Sun Feb 27, 2005 1:36 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Noise taming
Replies: 10
Views: 2699

WELCOME TO SPCR !!! First off, don't curse your mobo but praise your lucky stars. Most Barton 2500 won't do 2200MHz at anything less than 1.75V :) To see if you've got a nidec samsung, just look at the large round metal thing under the hdd, it should be printed there. Video: That's a hot card. I ki...
by burcakb
Sat Feb 26, 2005 12:12 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Silly fan question.
Replies: 9
Views: 2937

And get rid of the Vantec while you're at it :) It's by no means quiet
by burcakb
Sat Feb 26, 2005 11:29 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Enermax EG-425P-VE SFMA and failing DocMem tests on MSI Neo2
Replies: 3
Views: 1458

Since it's failing on the memory test, isn't it more logical to assume your memory is faulty?
by burcakb
Sat Feb 26, 2005 8:49 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quick Tek-Chain fan comparison
Replies: 8
Views: 17107

Thanks for the review frank.

Could you comment a bit on the Coolermaster in relation to the Yate Loons? That's the only quietish one sold here in Turkey and I'm tired of importing fans :)
by burcakb
Sat Feb 26, 2005 8:48 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How do you steer your car?
Replies: 15
Views: 7717

If you think Pittsburg is mad, come to Istanbul (actually there's a warning for this in US consulate brochures :shock: ) For in-city driving, I use a one-handed method but I keep my left hand at the 10 position and my right on the clutch (no automatic gear on %99 of cars here, plus it's a great disa...
by burcakb
Sat Feb 26, 2005 8:28 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Ghetto-mod Extreme !!
Replies: 3
Views: 8706

akio wrote:The HD might be getting a bit cooler if it were hung under the 12cm top fan ?
That's a GREAT idea. I'll do it next time I open up the case. Thanks :)
by burcakb
Sat Feb 26, 2005 3:31 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Save me from the horrible PC noise monster! (Help with fans)
Replies: 22
Views: 5458

The max power draw of your CPU is 77W. The Zalman 7000b should cool the 2.6c with the fanmate at minimum even at full load - maybe even lower, provided your case airflow is good enough. You probably won't need to go below 5V until you get to the stage of cutting out fan grills, decoupling harddrives...
by burcakb
Fri Feb 25, 2005 3:34 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Save me from the horrible PC noise monster! (Help with fans)
Replies: 22
Views: 5458

After spending some time at cooling down my anger, I'll try to explain what I mean once more: Aphex, You've got the answer you requested in the pointer for the Tek-chain, plus the two (Yate Loon and Globe) I mentioned that meet your criteria, not to mention the Arctic Cooling fans. On top of that I ...
by burcakb
Fri Feb 25, 2005 11:55 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New A64 build -help me keep it quiet!
Replies: 38
Views: 9320

WELCOME TO SPCR !!! *wipes away the saliva and slaps head to stop staring at the P180* How about a Seasonic, maybe the S12 for the PSU? I think Edward Ng's passive cooling of AGP version 6600GT could be more easily applied to the PCI Express version. Thats one noise source less "Optical-gaming". By...
by burcakb
Fri Feb 25, 2005 11:49 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman CNPS7000A Silent-Mod
Replies: 27
Views: 13858

Well, I use fanmate + inline resistor + motherboard undervolting to go extreme :) can't hear it even when I stick my head inside the case :)
by burcakb
Fri Feb 25, 2005 11:37 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Balancing features in Athlon 64 3500+ system
Replies: 10
Views: 2882

your client will obviously benefit greatly from the 64-bit windows when it gets out. AFAIK, the VIA SATA implementation isn't very good. It's dependent on CPU power and shares IRQs with other important things that I don't exactly remember. Not a difference worthy of note on a desktop environment but...
by burcakb
Fri Feb 25, 2005 10:59 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Save me from the horrible PC noise monster! (Help with fans)
Replies: 22
Views: 5458

Aphex, You've got an answer in tek-chain. You could also look into Globe or Yate Loon fans. Finding ones with rpm feed may be a little hard though. The Panaflo M1A and L1A DONT have rpm feed. BUT PLEASE BE AWARE THAT YOU'RE PUSHING AWAY ALL HELP TO GET YOUR RIG QUIETER. You DONT need so many fans. E...
by burcakb
Fri Feb 25, 2005 10:52 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Thor's Hammer
Replies: 58
Views: 57117

The drive cage suspension shouldn't be any different than drive suspension - it makes zero contact with the rest of the case. I didn't have any good foam that gave me equivalent results of suspension. If I had sorbothane....? The drives DO make contact with the cage - the screws are the usual ways s...
by burcakb
Fri Feb 25, 2005 6:50 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Ghetto-mod Extreme !!
Replies: 3
Views: 8706

Ghetto-mod Extreme !!

This is Odin. It's literally a PC thrown together from excess parts. Everything except the mobo and the CPU sink is old. I put it together to serve as a standalone web server and a folder :) As such, I've never had the inclination to make it especially quiet or spend money on it to make it so. The v...
by burcakb
Fri Feb 25, 2005 6:03 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman CNPS7000A Silent-Mod
Replies: 27
Views: 13858

sven, for 99.9% of the PC community, the PSU is louder than the Zalman at 5V :) The reason I like the Zalman is because it can be very heavily undervolted. If can go down way below 5V without freezing up or the clicking becoming annoying. For those who don't/can't mod, it's an easy quiet cooler in s...
by burcakb
Fri Feb 25, 2005 12:59 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Thor's Hammer
Replies: 58
Views: 57117

mathias, I didn't quite understand your question. The reason I did things this way is I wanted to use the cage as some sort of giant heatsink yet still have suspension. The heatsink part did work - marginally though. Those seagates run hot. Right now they run at 37C. I'm thinking of taking out the f...
by burcakb
Fri Feb 25, 2005 12:33 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan bearing chatter Question
Replies: 5
Views: 1551

hmm, you're right FBA is hydrowave. I was SO sure of the fact. Maybe I got mixed up with the FBK version usually referenced here. You might want to check out this post though: Dorothy's take on fan noise If you further go and read ALL posts by jafb2000 (available through her profile) you'll get way ...
by burcakb
Thu Feb 24, 2005 2:03 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: So... my system is noizy and hot
Replies: 8
Views: 2423

What I'll suggest is usually NOT desirable. But in your case, it might be necessary. #1. Take Gholam's advice and get the NV Silencer. Your VGA card is a really hot one, getting its heat out of the case ASAP is good thinking. The Zalman 7000B-AlCu is also good but you'll also need the LGA775 bracket...
by burcakb
Thu Feb 24, 2005 1:51 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: PSU Advice - Please Help...
Replies: 3
Views: 1471

brianss,

WELCOME TO SPCR !!!

Sorry, can't help you with the PSUs (don't have any of them over here) but unless you get yourself an XP-120 for your CPU, the PSU will probably not be of noise concern :)
by burcakb
Thu Feb 24, 2005 1:41 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Save me from the horrible PC noise monster! (Help with fans)
Replies: 22
Views: 5458

Noiseblocker fans are only RELATIVELY quiet at full 12V - and that's just too loud for 95% of SPCR. They also click and the click becomes worse as you undervolt. Effectively a louder annoying click replaces the motor whine & air whoosh as you undervolt. I've tried both the 80mm S2s and the 120mm Bla...
by burcakb
Thu Feb 24, 2005 6:43 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan bearing chatter Question
Replies: 5
Views: 1551

Could the Hydrowave bearings not work properly at lower RPM's? There's one problem for you. 120mm Panaflo's are NOT Hydrowave. It seems the Hydrowave technology cannot handle the large weight/torque required in large fans. That is why, even before the nexus, while the Panaflos were the reference fa...