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by LH
Sun Jan 16, 2005 12:25 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Need a new floppy drive
Replies: 39
Views: 15728

My Samsung floppy is pretty quiet, but I think I'll go for a Sony floppy (based on Ralf's recommendation) for my upcoming system. I know Sony floppy drives are quiet, but is the MPF920-Z quieter than the MPF920 ? The MPF920-Z lists an MTBF of 30,000 hours, while the MPF920 lists an MTBF of 100,000 h...
by LH
Wed Jan 12, 2005 10:38 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec SLK3000B: Minimalist Midtower for Quiet PC
Replies: 233
Views: 181245

I too am unsure about the CPU duct and side vent. I'm thinking they might mess with the airflow in a negative-pressured case and reduce the airflow over the hard drive. Also, I'm thinking they'd suck dust right in, unless filters were used...
by LH
Wed Jan 12, 2005 12:21 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec SLK3000B: Minimalist Midtower for Quiet PC
Replies: 233
Views: 181245

I'm planning on buying an SLK3000B, but I have a few remaining questions about it. If I want to mount an 80mm fan against the front fan grille, will I need to drill holes or will E-A-R fan mounts fit through the grille? Will the rear fanholes need to be modded in order to fit E-A-R fan mounts? Lastl...
by LH
Wed Jan 05, 2005 11:06 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: What size fan to use with passive VGA cooler?
Replies: 4
Views: 1710

Thanks for the replies! :) Now I'm thinking about getting the AIW 9600, mainly because it is already passively cooled. Since I've never installed a heatpipe cooler on a graphics card before, I'm afraid of accidentally ruining a new $180+ graphics card... I'd think the 9600 would generate less heat t...
by LH
Thu Dec 30, 2004 11:23 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: E-A-R fan mounts and silicone fan gaskets?
Replies: 8
Views: 2525

The gap is a good thing and is intentional. Less contact for less vibrations to transfer. The gap itself doesnt hurt anything. Even if it was your intake fan the air filter is typically on the other side so it would not be a problem. Interesting... I think I read here and at AcoustiProducts that th...
by LH
Thu Dec 30, 2004 11:08 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Buzzing monitors
Replies: 11
Views: 2294

From my limited research (mainly on NEC/Mitsubishi and ViewSonic, and only on monitors rated TCO'99 or better), the most expensive 17" CRT monitor is the Viewsonic P75f+ at around $190, while other ViewSonic and NEC/Mitsubishi 17" CRTs are around $150 or less. Or for $100 more, one can get a 19" CRT...
by LH
Thu Dec 30, 2004 10:50 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: E-A-R fan mounts and silicone fan gaskets?
Replies: 8
Views: 2525

E-A-R fan mounts and silicone fan gaskets?

If I install a case fan using E-A-R fan mounts, will there be a small gap between the case wall and the fan's frame? If so, should that gap be filled in with something like a silicone fan gasket? I doubt I'll need a silicone fan gasket for its vibration-reducing property, since I'll be using a Nexus...
by LH
Tue Dec 28, 2004 10:22 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Adding an intake makes the temperature increase??
Replies: 33
Views: 11083

Try using an undervolted or slow 80mm intake fan (like a Nexus 80mm). Since an 80mm fan won’t cover up the entire 120mm opening, I’m thinking some incoming air will be able to bypass the intake fan. Thus, the lower-of-two-fans-in-series airflow principle might not hold because not all the incoming a...
by LH
Sat Dec 25, 2004 10:26 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Anyone use Arctic Cooling MX-1 thermal compound?
Replies: 2
Views: 959

It appears MX-1 is packaged with some of their CPU coolers, so perhaps some people may have used it without even realizing it... :lol:

Their Silencer graphics-card coolers also come with some thermal paste, but its name isn't specifically stated.
by LH
Fri Dec 24, 2004 11:05 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: What impact does a non-spinning fan have on airflow?
Replies: 3
Views: 1175

Thanks for the feedback!

I'll probably just get a 5-to-12V fan controller, since I'll be using Nexus fans.
by LH
Thu Dec 23, 2004 11:01 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: What size fan to use with passive VGA cooler?
Replies: 4
Views: 1710

What size fan to use with passive VGA cooler?

If I wanted to cool a 9800 Pro AIW or a 9600 XT AIW with a passive cooler (Zalman, etc.), what size fan should I use to blow on the cooler? Would there be any reason not to use a Nexus 120mm fan (as opposed to a 80mm or 92mm Nexus)? I'm thinking more airflow is a good thing for the cooler, but maybe...
by LH
Thu Dec 23, 2004 10:49 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: What impact does a non-spinning fan have on airflow?
Replies: 3
Views: 1175

What impact does a non-spinning fan have on airflow?

At best, I’m guessing that a non-spinning fan might be “invisible,” as if the fan wasn’t there. I suppose this condition might hold for an exhaust fan or a spot-cooling fan tucked away in some corner. At worst, I’m guessing that a non-spinning fan might act like a semi-porous windscreen that disrupt...
by LH
Thu Dec 23, 2004 10:42 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quiet PCI bay fan?
Replies: 6
Views: 1859

ddrueding1 wrote:The PCI fan that came with the Antec Aria runs pretty quiet (not silent, but should be good enough) at lower voltages. I don't know if it's sold seperatly.
I believe the Antec Cyclone Blower is available separately.
by LH
Tue Dec 21, 2004 11:36 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Getting close to the buying stage: my proposed system
Replies: 21
Views: 7708

The LG Super Multi GSA-4120B is 12x and compatible with all three formats, its not dual-layer though.. the BenQ DW1620 Pro is dual-layer but only dual format so it doesnt support dvd-ram.. Im starting to think there isnt such a thing as -+ram dual-layer drive :? sony or pioneer didnt have any eithe...
by LH
Tue Dec 21, 2004 11:08 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Does anyone know if the XP120 will fit on a Asus A8N-SLI ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1044

According to the last post in this thread, the XP-120 should fit on the A8N-SLI Deluxe, but I don't know if this combo will fit in the TJ06.
by LH
Fri Dec 17, 2004 11:47 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Anyone use Arctic Cooling MX-1 thermal compound?
Replies: 2
Views: 959

Anyone use Arctic Cooling MX-1 thermal compound?

I was looking around the Arctic Cooling website and came across their MX-1 thermal compound. Has anyone tried this?
by LH
Fri Dec 17, 2004 11:32 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Questions about matching the fan size to the grille size
Replies: 0
Views: 534

Questions about matching the fan size to the grille size

How important is matching the fan size to the grille/opening size? For instance, when using a 120mm fan on a 120mm opening, the airflow going through the opening must go through the fan. However, when using a small fan on a large opening, there will be “gaps” surrounding the fan. For exhaust fans, I...
by LH
Wed Dec 08, 2004 10:32 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Does the Ever Case ECE4252 use an air filter?
Replies: 2
Views: 1052

Thanks for the confirmation, Neil.

I think I'll set my sights on the Antec SLK3000B now.
by LH
Wed Dec 08, 2004 12:22 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Logitech UltraX - Nice silent keyboard
Replies: 164
Views: 102707

zoob, thanks for the close-up pic! I think I'll go and order mine now. :D
by LH
Tue Dec 07, 2004 11:46 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Does the Ever Case ECE4252 use an air filter?
Replies: 2
Views: 1052

Does the Ever Case ECE4252 use an air filter?

I tried searching for the answer, but only came across one thread that mentioned that the SLK3700-BQE used an air filter while the Ever Case ECE4252 did not. The webpage for the ECE4252 at the Ever Case website also doesn't mention an air filter. Can anyone confirm that the Ever Case 4252 does not u...
by LH
Tue Dec 07, 2004 11:42 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Logitech UltraX - Nice silent keyboard
Replies: 164
Views: 102707

I'm a bit confused about what the "Enter" key on the UltraX looks like. The US and UK Logitech websites (and most pictures of the UltraX I can find) show an "Enter" key that looks standard, but Seal's pictures show an "Enter" key that looks rather strange (to me). I'm worried that if I order an Ultr...
by LH
Fri Dec 03, 2004 12:37 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Another option for you all
Replies: 58
Views: 24509

I too have a question for AntecRep. I know the grills of the SLK3000B are like the grills on the SLK3700-BQE, but how is the rear fan of the SLK3000B mounted? In other words, does it use the SLK3700-BQE rear-fan mounting or the SLK3700AMB rear-fan mounting (that requires some modification for better...
by LH
Thu Dec 02, 2004 11:20 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CPU Fan Placement: which way blows?
Replies: 8
Views: 1862

According to http://www.thermalright.com/a_page/main ... ral.htm#q2

"The fan used should always be blowing down for all Thermalright heat sinks."
by LH
Sun Nov 21, 2004 1:06 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI X800XT Cooling
Replies: 22
Views: 5420

Here's some info on the X800XT and Zalman ZM80D-HP:

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/video/ ... 0d-hp.html
by LH
Tue Oct 26, 2004 10:59 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: PSU Fundamentals & Recommendations
Replies: 200
Views: 177486

If the Super Tornado 400 was on the recommended 400W+ PSU list, would it edge out the Super Silencer 400 for the #1 spot? I'm thinking probably so, based on the ranking in the <400W PSU list, but I'm not sure if that extrapolates to the >400W PSU list. You're right -- the Yate Loon 120mm fan is sim...
by LH
Tue Oct 26, 2004 12:34 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: PSU Fundamentals & Recommendations
Replies: 200
Views: 177486

If the Super Tornado 400 was on the recommended 400W+ PSU list, would it edge out the Super Silencer 400 for the #1 spot? I'm thinking probably so, based on the ranking in the <400W PSU list, but I'm not sure if that extrapolates to the >400W PSU list.