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by snutten
Wed Oct 22, 2003 5:15 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How to connect HDD LED for SATA drive?
Replies: 10
Views: 2780

The document obviously was written for a rather tech-savvy audience. I´m not one of them. I´d like a simpler explanation of the "do this then do that" kind, without all them numbers and secret symbols at critical points. Don´t even know if my leds are "high power" or not. I know which colour they ar...
by snutten
Fri Oct 17, 2003 6:52 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Invitation to write Quiet Watercooling Article!
Replies: 38
Views: 13650

Is SPCR more interested in a totally silent, uber-nifty, mad-scientist setup or a very quiet looks-absolutely-normal-and-can-be-moved watercooled system? I have built myself a system in a G-Tower midi case. HDD home made watercooler for WD Raptor, wrapped up completely 2 x radiator with Papst 4412 @...
by snutten
Thu Oct 16, 2003 3:21 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 12/5/3.3V power consumption for different boards and CPUs
Replies: 2
Views: 789

12/5/3.3V power consumption for different boards and CPUs

There´s lots of talk about how much power is in fact needed to run a computer. But all the tests I´ve read state very different readings on the different rails. Most claim that new motherboards, at least the P4 ones, draw most of the power from the 12V line. Still others claim a high demand for 5V o...
by snutten
Mon Oct 13, 2003 1:10 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Innovatek Fan-O-Matic (EDIT: bought and tested)
Replies: 11
Views: 3078

I shall definitely write an unprofessional review of some sort when I have tried it out. The black-box version, which I didn´t even know existed because nothing is said about it at Innovatek.de and it´s sold at very few places, can be mounted just about anywhere since it needs not be seen or touched...
by snutten
Mon Oct 13, 2003 9:18 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Innovatek Fan-O-Matic (EDIT: bought and tested)
Replies: 11
Views: 3078

Well, somebody´s got to try it out. I just ordered a "black box" version of it from frozen-silicon.de for 139 euro. Not exactly cheap, but it has some nice features: 0-12V analog on 4 channels 6 flat temp sensors to control the speed of the fans Gives 12V for startup User can set minimum speed/volta...
by snutten
Mon Oct 13, 2003 9:03 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How to connect HDD LED for SATA drive?
Replies: 10
Views: 2780

But that document sucks. Not very helpful at all.
by snutten
Mon Oct 13, 2003 8:53 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How to connect HDD LED for SATA drive?
Replies: 10
Views: 2780

Thanks!

(But the drag thing doesn´t work. Tried that. Have no printer either.) But of course the right way was to open in a new window BEFORE clicking on the link...
by snutten
Sun Oct 12, 2003 3:48 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How to connect HDD LED for SATA drive?
Replies: 10
Views: 2780

How to connect HDD LED for SATA drive?

At http://12.24.47.40/display/2n/searchDirect/?searchString=3112&searchType=allwords&searchby=keywords&r=0.8905908 over at Silicon Image, the producer of the 3112 SATA chip, I found some sort of instructions for this. But I´m too dumb even to open the Acrobat reader which starts but just stays in th...
by snutten
Thu Oct 09, 2003 5:20 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: More Ghetto than that... Crisspy's quiet milk crate.
Replies: 18
Views: 14795

Now this has got to be the ugliest computer I´ve seen since the infamous vat-of-mineral-oil monster. Kudos to you Crisspy! (and Jim)
by snutten
Fri Oct 03, 2003 6:37 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Innovatek Fan-O-Matic (EDIT: bought and tested)
Replies: 11
Views: 3078

Innovatek Fan-O-Matic (EDIT: bought and tested)

Looks like a winner. Anybody tried it? Anybody even knows of a test report in english? Even a description of it in english??
by snutten
Fri Jul 04, 2003 4:59 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: No luck finding SS-400 in Sweden
Replies: 4
Views: 1297

No luck finding SS-400 in Sweden

Please, has anybody found a vendor for Seasonic SS-400 in Sweden or even northern EU?
by snutten
Mon May 26, 2003 5:14 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Most silent 92mm and 120mm fans (12V DC) ?
Replies: 33
Views: 23866

I run two 4412 at 5V. One horizontally, one vertically. Also tried with Innovatek fan controller. Not a click. Always starts. Even if placed standing on the desk there´s hardly any vibrations.
Seems there are some serious individual variations, quality-wise.
by snutten
Fri May 16, 2003 5:23 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Raptor: 10 000 RPM / Quiet / Fast !!
Replies: 9
Views: 3516

The seek noise is somewhat sharp but tolerable if decoupled. Idle whine not that loud but with a very high pitch. It´s definitely less loud than WDs other ATA drives but by no means quiet enough by SPCR standards. Temps get a bit higher than with 7200 drives so be careful how you shield it. I have m...
by snutten
Fri May 16, 2003 5:07 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Anyone here have a WD Raptor?
Replies: 3
Views: 1682

I use a Raptor. It isn´t that loud really, but has a sort of very high pitched whine. Seek noise is somewhat sharp. I´d say it isn´t, by far, as loud as WDs regular ATA HDs, but if you´re concerned about noise you´ll need to shield it some way. But keep in mind it runs a bit hotter than a 7200 drive...
by snutten
Fri May 16, 2003 12:59 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling: aluminium case as heatsink works
Replies: 5
Views: 3733

Watercooling: aluminium case as heatsink works

People with poor leisure time quality sometimes spend too much time pondering problems normal people never even are aware of. Alas, I was inspired by an odd CPU cooling solution and came up with this. I modded five aluminum profiles to fit my watercooling tubes. The water is routed along the bottom,...
by snutten
Fri May 16, 2003 5:04 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Sunbeam in EU
Replies: 1
Views: 996

Sunbeam in EU

Anybody knows where I can buy a Sunbeam rheostat in Europe, preferably Sweden?
by snutten
Tue May 06, 2003 4:13 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Forray into water cooling...
Replies: 13
Views: 3277

I use a setup with Eheim 1048 and Innovatek blocks, one Black Ice Extreme and one Innovatek radiator with undervolted, thermally controlled Papst 4412 fans, and Eheim 12/16 aquarium tubes. Eheim pumps are silent (and the very small sound they make is very pleasant and not annoying) but vibrates a lo...
by snutten
Mon May 05, 2003 5:55 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: do hard drives work in a vacuum?
Replies: 31
Views: 24850

One way to dispense a drive while still conducting heat out of the enclosure is to use copper springs i guess? Mount the drive with copper along sides, attach springs to copper, seal up in whatever soundproofs and hang it by the springs now sticking out of the thing. Could be that even copper is not...
by snutten
Sun May 04, 2003 5:20 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Review AMS g-Tower with 2x120mm blowout fans (watercooled)
Replies: 7
Views: 3195

Got rid of the Barracuda SATA, replacing with PATA version. No acoustic management for newer Seagates, yuck. System HD now a Raptor, enclosed in excesses of dampening materials and watercooled. (Very fast HD for money btw.) Whole case dampened with industrial (cheap & very good) acoustic panels, sid...
by snutten
Fri Apr 04, 2003 4:03 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Review AMS g-Tower with 2x120mm blowout fans (watercooled)
Replies: 7
Views: 3195

Ooops it seems it should be spelled Innovatek, sorry about that. Their english site is to be found here: http://www.innovatek.de/e-sites/index2.html A nice (swedish, but mostly in english) place were one can check up and compare most of these kind of nifty-feature-gadgets is: http://kylning.com/info...
by snutten
Tue Apr 01, 2003 3:01 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Review AMS g-Tower with 2x120mm blowout fans (watercooled)
Replies: 7
Views: 3195

About the DD5: Of course if the corresponding fan is all off, the DD5 turns it on. But in my box it isn´t there only to turn on any extra fans, but to turn the fan speed up if needed. This way I can push the undervolting limits with no worries. Further, the system can´t get caught in the on-off beha...
by snutten
Fri Mar 28, 2003 4:59 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Review AMS g-Tower with 2x120mm blowout fans (watercooled)
Replies: 7
Views: 3195

Review AMS g-Tower with 2x120mm blowout fans (watercooled)

A hastily written, biased, unprofessional review of the g-Tower from AMS electronics with water cooling: My g-Tower comes modified with top blow-hole from http://www.cooltechnica.com/, where I bought the case. The modifications by cooltechnica are well made. I use it for my Innovatec and DIY water-c...
by snutten
Fri Mar 14, 2003 1:48 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: I made a fan controller. Want one?
Replies: 296
Views: 151599

OK, seems like fun. I trust you enough to just transfer the money via my bank. Whats the end total nowadays? I want no fancy pressure reading thingies or such. You can write me the details, such as your bank account, when you expect the thing to be ready and how you want to ship it. I live in sweden...
by snutten
Thu Mar 13, 2003 8:26 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: I made a fan controller. Want one?
Replies: 296
Views: 151599

This fan controller of yours seems to be just what I´ve been looking for. I never could find something to control the speed of fans depending on the temperature. Went the long way and parallell connected a DigitalDoc5 (stupid on-off thing but with 8 thermal probes) with an Innovatec manual fan contr...
by snutten
Sun Mar 02, 2003 4:14 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Heinz cooler: Crisspy and Jim get crafty.
Replies: 8
Views: 9824

That homepage made me happy! Just to my taste to use tape and an old plastic bottle. I made my own duct out of a hard sheet of paper and ugly cheap no-good tape - yours a real looker compared to that. Gotta get back in there...
by snutten
Thu Jan 23, 2003 12:09 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: How does Apple do it?
Replies: 22
Views: 9621

RISC-SISC

RISC processors are faster than their SISC counterparts when at the same clockspeed. So Apple computer CPUs (Motorola) use less power than AMD/Intel CPUs when under the same workload. Same goes for IBM.
by snutten
Thu Jan 16, 2003 5:09 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Tt Purepower: dont buy unless you tweak
Replies: 2
Views: 1798

I have already fitted soft foam in between everything that moves and the rest of the chassis, water pump and cd-player included. Thanks anyway, I am in dire need of any tips I can get! Too bad about the turbulence - I just found a way to fit the bigger fan inside the psu. It isn´t running most of th...
by snutten
Mon Jan 13, 2003 11:15 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Tt Purepower: dont buy unless you tweak
Replies: 2
Views: 1798

Tt Purepower: dont buy unless you tweak

Resently bought a Thermaltake Purepower 420W powersupply. It comes with all the goodies like active pfs and thermally controlled fans. Manufacturer claims it is quieter than the corresponding Enermaxes (at the time recommended here at SPCR i think), at least so said the guy in the store (which carri...
by snutten
Mon Nov 25, 2002 1:35 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Where to buy those nice fans?
Replies: 2
Views: 2046

Where to buy those nice fans?

I have searched the net for Common Wealth fp108ms3 and it does not seem to exist at all. Does anyone have a suggestion where to buy the fan? I live in Sweden, btw.

/ Bjorn