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by rtsai
Fri Jul 30, 2004 8:03 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Rediculous HD sinks?
Replies: 7
Views: 2594

Dirge Im pretty sure most of the heat is dissipated from the sides. Another Phil submitted an article a while ago testing a few heatsinks and HD sandwiches. He concluded that the sides were hotter. They also feel hotter. I think you're talking about this Philip Dayson article. Where can I get this ...
by rtsai
Thu Jul 29, 2004 1:44 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cooler Master Praetorian
Replies: 7
Views: 2396

The problem with getting a nexus or seasonic (no matter how much I want one....especially nexus), newegg doesn't sell those brands (dammit >_< ). will I have to buy seasonics directly from their site or is there a reseller? Just google/froogle it. Seasonics are carried at: microcenter axiontech mbs...
by rtsai
Wed Jul 28, 2004 3:09 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: IMPORTANT: Poll for those with SAMSUNG Hard Drives
Replies: 169
Views: 161120

It's been time for quite awhile to upgrade my aging^H^H^H^H^H aged circa 1999 P2-400 machine's 8GB hard drive with something bigger. I really wanted the extra 40GB, so instead of playing it safe with SiliconAcoustics.com's NIDEC 120GB HD, I played the NewEgg lottery and am the happy winner of a 1614...
by rtsai
Tue Jul 06, 2004 9:48 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Dell Dimension 8300
Replies: 7
Views: 4410

The case has two fans, one for the power supply and another which vents air from outside the case to cool the CPU through a plastic duct. I have an 8300 as well, but I'm pretty sure, at least on mine, that the case fan is an exhaust fan. I say this because I feel air pressure when I hold my hand on...
by rtsai
Tue Jul 06, 2004 8:27 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Need a quiet "mini" keyboard
Replies: 8
Views: 2964

I second the lefty-mousing as a cheap way around buying a new keyboard. For symmetric mice, I use a Logitech Marble trackball (symmetrical two-button trackball, not those thumb-ball thingies that seem to be so popular), which gives you the added bonus of allowing you to use your big strong meaty thu...
by rtsai
Sat Jul 03, 2004 4:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Dvorak keyboard layout, anyone used it?
Replies: 124
Views: 58018

by rtsai
Fri Jul 02, 2004 5:45 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Dvorak keyboard layout, anyone used it?
Replies: 124
Views: 58018

I'm also a happy Kinesis Ergo user (qwerty). I've never seriously considered going Dvorak, but it sounds like it's optimized for typical English-language prose typing? Is that your normal use of the keyboard? I'm a programmer; I don't see how a layout optimized for English language would help that m...
by rtsai
Thu Jul 01, 2004 9:14 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Mounting fan in non-standard frame
Replies: 6
Views: 1884

I live at the base of a redwood forest with ferns and mossy stumps and a nearby seasonal brook. I awaken to bird life chattering away each morning. Ambient noise is quite low. Lucky you. I've been going to sleep to the rhythmic jackhammering of the various mysterious public works projects in this n...
by rtsai
Wed Jun 30, 2004 6:11 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian Li's new V1100 Case
Replies: 12
Views: 5690

[quote]The only thing I do worry about is, I bought the Seasonic super tornado 400. This power supply will have to be turned upside down where the fan will be sucking air from the ground though the holes. Lian Li should have put some kind of air filter in that location as I can see that being an iss...
by rtsai
Wed Jun 30, 2004 6:05 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Mounting fan in non-standard frame
Replies: 6
Views: 1884

Yes, what kind of Dell machine, and why do you want to replace the fan? I have a Dimension 8300, which I think is the same (fan- and frame-wise) as Dooley's 8250. Like yours, my also came with some NMB 80mm fan. When the fan ramps up (e.g., running Folding at Home, gaming), the worst offender is act...
by rtsai
Mon Jun 28, 2004 1:34 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Rear case fans blowing INTO the case - good idea?
Replies: 19
Views: 5693

You'll probably end up with lots more dust (unless you install an air filter back there).
by rtsai
Wed Jun 23, 2004 1:38 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: i don't see my stats!
Replies: 11
Views: 3774

You have to complete your first WU (work unit) before your name will show up. Check your FAHlog.txt file for details.