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by shunx
Wed May 21, 2003 5:46 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: quiet speakers
Replies: 14
Views: 3065

well I've given up on those crappy speakers, I installed them on another computer used by others. My new computer is fine now that I swapped the speakers with the old computer (which will be using a hi-fi system for now.)

If anyone has nice 5.1 speakers I would nonetheless like to hear it.
by shunx
Wed May 21, 2003 4:12 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: quiet speakers
Replies: 14
Views: 3065

It's a new computer that I'm setting up, not the old computer which is hooked up to both computer speakers and a stereo receiver. Actually I'm mostly trying to get a non-whiny subwoofer for the new computer. The new subwoofer has inherent whine that exists without any connection to an audio source. ...
by shunx
Tue May 20, 2003 1:48 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: quiet speakers
Replies: 14
Views: 3065

quiet speakers

Hi all, anyone knows some brand-name speakers (stereo, 5.1, etc) that do not generate much static or electric noise? I noticed that my new generic speakers have a lot of unwanted whine, whereas my older Cambridge Soundworks 4.1 system is relatively free of unwanted noise at lower to medium volumes. ...
by shunx
Mon May 05, 2003 5:37 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Barracude IV Drive Availability
Replies: 17
Views: 4420

I can't find any more Barracuda IVs at the local stores, who have advertised the 7200.7 drives as Barracuda IVs and don't seem to know the difference.
by shunx
Wed Apr 30, 2003 1:46 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic 400FS anyone?
Replies: 10
Views: 2753

that's right... I purposefully leave out words in my sentences, as a linguistic puzzel! Haha -- either that or my typing clumsiness. :)
by shunx
Wed Apr 30, 2003 1:26 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: can a fan destroy a motherboard?
Replies: 1
Views: 1155

can a fan destroy a motherboard?

This is what the vendor who sold me the board claimed when I showed him the remains of my board, an ECS K7S5A Pro, whose underside circuit is damaged (one wire is blown out and hanging). Basically I turned the power on and smelled something burning, which is likely when the damage occured. Afterward...
by shunx
Tue Apr 29, 2003 1:01 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic 400FS anyone?
Replies: 10
Views: 2753

digitalix wrote:Haha, you intend on getting warranty after you open up your power supply? Tsk tsk tsk...
(What -- the power supply can be opened?) :D
by shunx
Tue Apr 29, 2003 2:37 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic 400FS anyone?
Replies: 10
Views: 2753

by the way, do Seasonics have a case sticker that voids warranty if removed?
by shunx
Sun Apr 27, 2003 2:48 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU RMA
Replies: 5
Views: 3398

PSU are almost NEVER repaired. They just chuck em, hopefully into a recycling lot of some kind. It is just replaced. You should talk to the shop & push a little, and/or get in touch with the Enermax distributor in Canada. Update: I just got my PSU back, and, surprise, they just gave me back the old...
by shunx
Tue Apr 22, 2003 2:15 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How to quiet high-pitched noise from HD?
Replies: 7
Views: 3325

It's a plain food container, and the idea is old: http://www.overclockers.com/tips00203/index02.asp I just added foam in the box, plus a second drive and a fan. If I manage to find another container I would move the second drive to its own box. I have another Barracuda in the case that is sitting on...
by shunx
Tue Apr 22, 2003 1:49 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU modding dangerous ?
Replies: 44
Views: 19519

In my experience modding a generic PSU can be dangerous since it's lower quality and can overload and overheat easily. When my 300w PSU died, it took out my RAM in the process (I think, since it became faulty).

When my Enermax gets not enough airflow it complains by means of annoying coil whine.
by shunx
Tue Apr 22, 2003 2:03 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How to quiet high-pitched noise from HD?
Replies: 7
Views: 3325

To rid my IBM 60GXP of its high-pitch noise, I 1 put it to the bottom of the case 2 added foam beneath 3 put the foam and the drive in a clear plastic container --> great reduction in whine. I tried to put a second HD, a Barracuda IV, in the same container, but both drives would overheat quickly sta...
by shunx
Mon Apr 21, 2003 6:44 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic 400FS anyone?
Replies: 10
Views: 2753

Sounds like a good candidate for modding, thanks.
by shunx
Sun Apr 20, 2003 2:01 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic 400FS anyone?
Replies: 10
Views: 2753

Seasonic 400FS anyone?

Has anyone used a Seasonic 400FS yet? Any feedbacks on noise or quality? Thanks.
by shunx
Sun Apr 20, 2003 1:00 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Silent dvd-rom and CDRW drives
Replies: 9
Views: 4914

You can use software like CD Speed to slow down the drive speed when the extra speed is not needed.
by shunx
Wed Apr 16, 2003 2:29 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung HDs - silentseek?
Replies: 8
Views: 4337

I would be interested in a quiet 160gb model review. I'm hoping to decrease the number of harddrives running in the case.
by shunx
Wed Apr 16, 2003 2:27 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Anyone using Enermax w/ 1 low airflow fan?
Replies: 3
Views: 1393

Anyone using Enermax w/ 1 low airflow fan?

Has anyone been using an Enermax with only one low airflow fan without problems? For many months I've used a 350w with two NMBs at 7V each. Just curious if others have taken it one step further.
by shunx
Sun Apr 13, 2003 1:53 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU RMA
Replies: 5
Views: 3398

Thanks for the input MikeC, I'll try the store again in a while.
by shunx
Thu Apr 10, 2003 10:06 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU RMA
Replies: 5
Views: 3398

well I returned it to the store. The PSU is discontinued, so if the RMA goes through it will be "months" before I got it back.
by shunx
Thu Apr 10, 2003 1:45 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU RMA
Replies: 5
Views: 3398

PSU RMA

Has anyone successfully RMAed a fried/broken PSU whose case has been opened? For my Enermax there is no seal on the case so there should be no way of telling.
by shunx
Sun Mar 16, 2003 11:40 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 250W PSU + NMB fan... Fried?
Replies: 3
Views: 1797

I've fried a generic 300w PSU with one 80mm NMB at 5v before, so now I use 2 NMBs at 7v+ to be safe.
by shunx
Thu Feb 27, 2003 2:58 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New Silenx specs info...
Replies: 37
Views: 10033

If there was a Canadian reseller, I'd buy one.

Edit: I see that the store ships to Canada, which is nice. Resellers are still nice though.
by shunx
Tue Feb 25, 2003 1:53 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSUs with no coil whine
Replies: 11
Views: 3339

Mike Sae wrote:My ZM300A-APF has no whine whatsoever. I use an Nvidia not an ATI video card, however.
That's good to know. The review sample from this site had some coil whine, along with some comments so far. So right now I'm iffy on the Zalman.
by shunx
Tue Feb 25, 2003 2:44 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Athlon 1400MHz 31ºC on idle without fan! (no undervolt too)
Replies: 14
Views: 3670

Very interesting app, dropping my idle temp by 13C. Distorts audio on my computer when enabled.
by shunx
Mon Feb 24, 2003 1:20 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSUs with no coil whine
Replies: 11
Views: 3339

Now that I think about it, the only quiet PSU available to me seems to be the Zalman -- fellow Vancouverites or Canadians please inform if you know of others being available.

Is there any Zalman ZM300A-APF owners here who can provide feedback regarding coil whine? Thanks.
by shunx
Mon Feb 24, 2003 1:10 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron 180W MicroATX PSU buzzing
Replies: 5
Views: 2235

d_kay wrote:Isn't it time to write an article on this subject alone? coil buzzing I mean..

Which PSU 's to avoid and such. Perhaps it's a matter of consistent manufacturing quality, some buzz and some don't?.
I second that. A coil buzz article would be nice.
by shunx
Mon Feb 24, 2003 1:00 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Experience with Enermax Whisper PSU's?
Replies: 8
Views: 4087

Enermax "Whisper"? To me ears, I call that false advertisement.
by shunx
Sun Feb 23, 2003 2:30 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSUs with no coil whine
Replies: 11
Views: 3339

PSUs with no coil whine

Can anyone name some quiet PSUs that have no discernable whine or buzz from non-fan components? My Enermax whines.
by shunx
Sun Feb 23, 2003 2:28 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU Warranty preservation trick
Replies: 17
Views: 5090

Marvin wrote:I opened my own Enermax PSU without removing any stickers.

There is no way that anyone could see that I opened mine, if I put back original fans as I didn't mess with anything else.
Yeah I use an Enermax and I'm not familiar with the sticker business
by shunx
Sat Feb 22, 2003 10:02 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: 3dmark03
Replies: 27
Views: 7309

I haven't gotten around to Tribunal yet myself, but according to several reviews the new plot for the expansion will begin with an assassination attempt the next time your character sleeps. Investigating it is supposed to open up the new travel destinations, etc. I just put my char to sleep for 24 ...