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by snutten
Tue Feb 08, 2005 1:46 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Ultra Quiet CD Drive?
Replies: 47
Views: 9929

Re: aha

Yep. MP3 sound quality is definitely not for HiFi enthusiasts. (Then again, if you're a real HiFi nerd then not even wav format does it for you, since few hdds and computer D/A converters can compete with a really good cd-player. So stick to the silent computer nerd thing.) Nope, with an external D...
by snutten
Mon Feb 07, 2005 5:14 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Ultra Quiet CD Drive?
Replies: 47
Views: 9929

Have to give some feedback on this. Let me start by agreeing that extreme audiophiles can be every bit as moronic as any other fanatics. Be it fine wines, SUV cars or religion. But discussing something that never really interested you can be tricky. Pardon me for saying that some of the posts here a...
by snutten
Mon Feb 07, 2005 1:44 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung v80 or p80?
Replies: 4
Views: 1424

The V series need no cooling. No fan. No worries hanging it inside the case. It rules!
by snutten
Mon Feb 07, 2005 1:40 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Raptor 74GB - How bad is it?
Replies: 9
Views: 3192

Well, what do you know. I run a Raptor and a Samsung as well. (Raptor 740, Samsung V 160, Barracuda V 120.) As you can see I have HDDs of every speed. The Raptor @ 10.000 need lot of cooling, which adds up on the noise problem. The Barracuda need standard cooling. The Spinpoint V @ 5400 need no cool...
by snutten
Mon Jan 31, 2005 1:31 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: DDC & Eheim1048 compared, 1048 quieter!
Replies: 3
Views: 3484

Having used my DDC for a while I must say the noise it makes is rather irritating. Be warned. It takes a lot of heavy dense material isolation to quiet this pump.
by snutten
Mon Jan 31, 2005 1:28 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Newbie question: Water cooling vs. Air cooling
Replies: 47
Views: 26188

Just a note on the DDC pump: It must be isolated because it makes a rather irritating sound. The Eheim is much quieter, but bigger and vibrating instead. Get the DDC wrapped up in something heavy (dense material stops sounds) and you'll be fine.
by snutten
Sun Jan 30, 2005 6:40 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Newbie question: Water cooling vs. Air cooling
Replies: 47
Views: 26188

I've built lots of quiet air cooled systems and own (and constantly fiddle with) a mad-scientist-experiment water cooled machine with twin loops, cooled HDD, automatic fan control and all kind of weird shit like an alu case acting as a heatsink itself. These are my recommendations, might be true or ...
by snutten
Sun Jan 30, 2005 4:28 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: New quieter Swiftech MCP350 pump...any takers?
Replies: 27
Views: 9860

The specs given says it starts at 9V and runs at 8V. Mine starts just fine with 8.
by snutten
Sun Jan 30, 2005 4:06 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Juha's PC Noise Insulation Case
Replies: 17
Views: 7016

Why not build air ducts from the intake funnel to the parts that need cooling? That way the fans in the internal case will help your Papsts and the problem with hot air in the PSU section could be solved. Get that air to where it's needed! To do this effectively you may have to ditch the internal ca...
by snutten
Thu Jan 27, 2005 7:15 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: DDC & Eheim1048 compared, 1048 quieter!
Replies: 3
Views: 3484

DDC & Eheim1048 compared, 1048 quieter!

I run these two pumps in two separate loops. DDC: 12 Volts. No need for relay, no 230 V in w/c internals. Probably very reliable. (Used in Apple system.) Small. Pumps very good in a restrictive loop. Amazingly smooth almost no vibrations. Rather quiet. Eheim: 230 Volts. (Standard.) Extra PSU load th...
by snutten
Tue Jan 18, 2005 4:15 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Pumps going loudly clanging
Replies: 2
Views: 2372

Pumps going loudly clanging

Boring background: I have divided my w/c system so that a 1048 propelles a loop through cpu - rad 1 and another loop through gpu - rad 2. For those in doubt, rest assured splitting the loop is the answer to most choking of the pump problems. The third loop along the alu shell, for passive cooling, i...
by snutten
Thu Jan 13, 2005 5:21 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Another pump with no moving parts developed
Replies: 2
Views: 1544

Ooops.
I stand corrected.
by snutten
Wed Nov 17, 2004 10:25 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Chylld's guide to watercooling
Replies: 95
Views: 115037

Cathars article is excellent and well worth reading. His conclusions are a bit off for SPCR though, because Procooling serves the o/c crowd mostly. I believe the numbers serves as final proof that all this endless talk about flow rate is just a nerdy waste of time. Unless you're at the overclocking ...
by snutten
Fri Nov 12, 2004 7:23 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Chylld's guide to watercooling
Replies: 95
Views: 115037

Cheap and effective is to use what cars use: glycol Nothing grows in something that poisonous, it inhibits any corrosion activities and helps make the water less conductive. Dirt cheap too. I use 1 part glycol to 3 parts distilled water plus a miniscule pinch of detergent to counter the remaining su...
by snutten
Thu Nov 11, 2004 5:42 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Chylld's guide to watercooling
Replies: 95
Views: 115037

Nice post, chylld! Some thoughts: Any heatercore with fins set narrow work best with high cfm fans such as the ones they use on overclocking tests. For silence, use heatercores with less air restriction or it will create a noise even with a 4412 at 5V. (I use 2 x 4412 at about 4V and it still makes ...
by snutten
Mon Nov 08, 2004 8:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Dvorak keyboard layout, anyone used it?
Replies: 124
Views: 58098

Anybody tried Dvorak for swedish (or other non-english language)?
by snutten
Mon Nov 01, 2004 3:04 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Do you overclock / undervolt? Please add to stats!
Replies: 34
Views: 15032

I'm sensing that the headline for this thread attracts overclockers chiefly. I'll take the liberty of changing it from "On overclocking" to "Do you overclock?"
by snutten
Mon Nov 01, 2004 2:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Who is getting your vote in the presidential election?
Replies: 13
Views: 7111

You are absolutely right, Bluefront.
But unfortunately this is not the reason for disliking him.
by snutten
Mon Nov 01, 2004 5:53 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: IMPORTANT: Poll for those with SAMSUNG Hard Drives
Replies: 169
Views: 161205

Noticeable whine (with case closed, about 1 meter away): None, but my case is internally isolated. Otherwise I surely would have heard just a little whining, so I voted "whine" in the poll anyway. Noticeable whine (with ear next to harddrive): Oh yes. Model Number: SV1604N Supplier: Mycom.se Month o...
by snutten
Sat Oct 30, 2004 4:20 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling obsolete?
Replies: 188
Views: 131714

Some people might need o/c, however in my opinion there are plentiful other sites out there catering to this and the SPCR forums are better off sticking to the silent business, save the "Not silent" thread. Btw, professional mean exactly the same thing in swedish: professionell yrkessmässig, skickli...
by snutten
Fri Oct 29, 2004 2:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Who is getting your vote in the presidential election?
Replies: 13
Views: 7111

Bush actually got 2 non-US votes!? I wouldn't be surprised if he was polled the most disliked person in the entire world.
by snutten
Thu Oct 28, 2004 4:22 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling obsolete?
Replies: 188
Views: 131714

I started a new thread about this in "the silent front" section.

I want to go and vote!
by snutten
Thu Oct 28, 2004 4:18 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Do you overclock / undervolt? Please add to stats!
Replies: 34
Views: 15032

Do you overclock / undervolt? Please add to stats!

Isn't it funny that at SPCR we find both overvolterers and undervolterers fiddling with their CPU's to optimize performance? Say what you want about overclocking, but from a silent point of view it's plain folly unless the cooling system is truly state of the art. Correct me if you think I'm wrong, ...
by snutten
Wed Oct 27, 2004 10:41 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Possible watercooling setup, just a couple Q's.
Replies: 14
Views: 4387

A piece of foam under a 1048 is not enough if a 200 rpm Nexus is the reference, believe me. If you want silence, hang the pump in elastic cords, use soft silicon tubing near the pump, isolate the case internals. You shall then see the light.
by snutten
Mon Oct 25, 2004 1:42 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling obsolete?
Replies: 188
Views: 131714

I'm not completely sure that you can accurately say that you can't do watercooling more quietly than aircooling. You may say that the quietest rig is one with a thouroughly damped pump and totally passive rads and you would probably be right. But other than that, I think you're right about everythi...
by snutten
Mon Oct 25, 2004 11:46 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling obsolete?
Replies: 188
Views: 131714

Just remembered I also at the time appreciated the opportunity to be able to move the w/c system to my next generation computer. But that means scrapping the old one or buying new coolers anywway. New coolers for the old computer makes no sense, since you can bet your ass there will be new coolers o...
by snutten
Mon Oct 25, 2004 11:33 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling obsolete?
Replies: 188
Views: 131714

Well, I agree with you all. Water cooling is better than air cooling for overclocking purposes. The problem is that w/c has a reputation of being the holy grail of silence and people here continue to ask questions like "I wanna w/c for silence, which extreme rad should i hook up on wich industrial g...
by snutten
Sun Oct 24, 2004 8:27 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling: aluminium case as heatsink works
Replies: 5
Views: 3740

My project settled down som 8 months ago and I haven't been around here any much lately. Some perhaps valuable experienses have been made: Having the case act as a heatsink still rocks. Since the Raptor is stuffed into a sound dampened water cooler and the case is internally tapestried with heavy so...
by snutten
Sun Oct 24, 2004 7:43 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Water Cooling Circuits Analysis (A liquid cooling work log)
Replies: 144
Views: 109616

1911user said it. This holds all the more true if you w/c for silence. The choice is big rads or powerful fans. All this talk about flow, northbridge blocks and shit is only for overclockers. Not to mention the ongoing hunt for bigger, louder pumps. Unless it's totally suspended in the case it's bou...