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by Tyrdium
Sat Jan 08, 2005 11:09 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quieting the XFX 6600GT AGP - Phase 1
Replies: 7
Views: 3275

Loctite on heatsink screws? Now that would be evil...

Anywho, great mod! What size fan is in the cooler, anyway?
by Tyrdium
Fri Jan 07, 2005 7:58 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Case with 6 80mm fans
Replies: 17
Views: 3923

That thing runs about as hot as my system (Athlon64 3000+, but 6800GT), and all I've got for fans are my NV Silencer 5, the 80 mm in the PSU, the 120 mm case fan, and the 92 mm fan on the Zalman CNPS7000A-AlCu. There's no reason you need 6 case fans.
by Tyrdium
Thu Jan 06, 2005 1:54 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: a request of input on Athenatech mATX with 120mm
Replies: 4
Views: 1579

Well, yeah, it's fine assuming you cut the grill out. I was talking unmodded, though. :P
by Tyrdium
Thu Jan 06, 2005 1:50 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Any way to stop sub-woofer hum? What speakers do not hum?
Replies: 15
Views: 4720

You know, if you wanted to build your own cheater plug, you could probably just buy an extension cord and lop off the ground pin...
by Tyrdium
Wed Jan 05, 2005 5:41 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: NV Silencer 5 and 6600GT 128 PCI-E cards
Replies: 10
Views: 3522

The 6600GT is shorter, IIRC.
by Tyrdium
Wed Jan 05, 2005 5:32 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: a request of input on Athenatech mATX with 120mm
Replies: 4
Views: 1579

Holy restrictive-air-vents, Batman!
by Tyrdium
Mon Jan 03, 2005 2:24 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Need a 4-pin to 3-pin adapter
Replies: 14
Views: 3083

Hrmmm... Ah, I see where the confusion is... Female headers on a motherboard, though? Aren't they usually male? This is really bizzare...
by Tyrdium
Mon Jan 03, 2005 2:18 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Suggestion to cool 5.25 bay
Replies: 3
Views: 1602

.25" is way too thick for that. I'd go with something low density, 1 or 2 mm thick at most. If it tears or something, throw it out and slap a new one in (easiest way to clean it, too). It should be cheap as heck...
by Tyrdium
Sun Jan 02, 2005 7:07 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: silence with a window
Replies: 7
Views: 1646

Why not buy a window kit and a windowless case? Cut an appropriate hole in the side panel with a Dremel, and install the window. Best of both worlds, other than the time required. Hell, you could probably hire someone to do it for you...
by Tyrdium
Sun Jan 02, 2005 7:04 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Need a 4-pin to 3-pin adapter
Replies: 14
Views: 3083

wim wrote:the thing Tyrdium linked is the wrong gender for what you want.
Awuh? That's a Molex male, 3-pin female adaptor. It's exactly what you'd want for plugging a Molex fan into a 3-pin fan header on a motherboard.
by Tyrdium
Sat Jan 01, 2005 12:07 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quiet 40 mm fans! (maybe)
Replies: 15
Views: 3285

That, or the PSU in a Shuttle. Unfortunately, I looked again, and it turns out most 40 mm fans are 40x40x10. >.<

I did find this while looking for fan sizes, though...

Edit: And this. 3.36 CFM at 14 dBA.
by Tyrdium
Sat Jan 01, 2005 12:03 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quiet 40 mm fans! (maybe)
Replies: 15
Views: 3285

Quiet 40 mm fans! (maybe)

*cough* Anywho, I got my copy of the Digikey catalog yesterday, and found these. Granted, Digikey is hella expensive, but you can probably find them elsewhere for cheaper. 40x40x20 mm, and rated for 6 CFM at 18 DBa, with a 10-14 V range, according to the specs. Thoughts? PDF link Edit: Huh... Are th...
by Tyrdium
Sat Jan 01, 2005 7:47 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Pocky?
Replies: 25
Views: 10928

Huh... Well, I'll keep my eye out for it. :P
by Tyrdium
Sat Jan 01, 2005 7:46 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Need a 4-pin to 3-pin adapter
Replies: 14
Views: 3083

Like this?
by Tyrdium
Fri Dec 31, 2004 9:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Pocky?
Replies: 25
Views: 10928

Edward Ng wrote:Next time you see your Pocky dealer, look for G; it comes in regular and strawberry (I haven't tried the strawberry yet).
Hmmm... Oh, you mean Giant Pocky? I've always wondered about it... Insanely expensive, though. :?
by Tyrdium
Fri Dec 31, 2004 10:43 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Pocky?
Replies: 25
Views: 10928

What's G Pocky?

I've had original Pocky and Men's Pocky, and they're pretty decent, but I prefer Koala No March. Plus, with Koala No March, you get overwhelming cuteness. ;)
by Tyrdium
Wed Dec 29, 2004 2:28 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: fan shroud/mount thingy?
Replies: 8
Views: 2349

Bah, he didn't mention my double-sided tape method. :P
by Tyrdium
Tue Dec 28, 2004 3:45 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Found a GF 6600 GT AGP online but is it too loud?
Replies: 36
Views: 11953

Hey, free software is always nice... :P

What's on the MSI Games Collection CD? Shovelware, or good stuff?
by Tyrdium
Tue Dec 28, 2004 3:14 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Quiet Centrino Laptop Advice
Replies: 4
Views: 7717

I've got a T40 (1.5 GHz Pentium M), and it's pretty quiet. The CPU fan can be loud when it spins up, but the hard drive is more annoying, since it's usually spinning (it's very quiet, though; like a good quiet fan). Oh, and the keyboard is the best I've ever seen in a laptop. It's hard to go wrong w...
by Tyrdium
Tue Dec 28, 2004 2:06 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Simply the best HTPC barebone that I have found.
Replies: 6
Views: 3980

It looks amateurish, too... Ick...
by Tyrdium
Tue Dec 28, 2004 1:55 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Found a GF 6600 GT AGP online but is it too loud?
Replies: 36
Views: 11953

Whoa, nice! Those aren't silent, but they're definitely pretty quiet (relatively)! Sounds like a good card! What's in the software package? Anything good?
by Tyrdium
Sat Dec 25, 2004 8:56 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: New "silent" Shuttle -- XPC SB86i
Replies: 13
Views: 5172

Whoa, funky chassis design. Take a look at the back... :shock:
by Tyrdium
Fri Dec 24, 2004 7:31 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Buzzing monitors
Replies: 11
Views: 2346

How much are you looking to spend? My Viewsonic VP171b (17" LCD) came with one dead pixel (stuck off, usually unnoticeable), and is great for gaming. LCD displays have improved significantly in the past few years.
by Tyrdium
Fri Dec 24, 2004 6:16 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Eighties Macintosh fan
Replies: 2
Views: 2317

Bah! Stick it in a IIfx and have some fun. :D
by Tyrdium
Sat Dec 18, 2004 4:15 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Finished quieting my system
Replies: 6
Views: 1927

What voltage is the Zalman running at?
by Tyrdium
Sat Dec 18, 2004 4:12 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Simply the best HTPC barebone that I have found.
Replies: 6
Views: 3980

Ooo! It's like SilenX, but easier to spot! :D
by Tyrdium
Sat Dec 18, 2004 11:02 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Simply the best HTPC barebone that I have found.
Replies: 6
Views: 3980

Third time you've posted it. Why do I get the feeling you're affiliated with them...?
by Tyrdium
Fri Dec 17, 2004 2:11 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Does this sound like a well designed computer?
Replies: 31
Views: 9526

halfpower, see here. Athlon64 3500+ thoroughly trounces the P4 3.4 in most of the more interesting benchmarks (i.e., the ones where you actually see significant differences), and it's about the same price. Plus, it runs cooler. Need I say more?
by Tyrdium
Fri Dec 17, 2004 1:04 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: SPCR Please Review the AC Silencer 64 Ultra TC
Replies: 4
Views: 1254

Cool, send 'em yours to review. :P
by Tyrdium
Fri Dec 17, 2004 9:01 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: A64 3200 + AC Silener 64 TC = 70 degrees C !?!?!?
Replies: 16
Views: 3238

Jan Kivar wrote:NewCastles.
Ah, right. All I remember is that it's got issues with my CPU. :P