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by Badger
Fri Jul 27, 2007 7:17 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja with Fan mod
Replies: 32
Views: 14896

Any updates, The.Jackal?
by Badger
Sat Jul 21, 2007 5:37 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja with Fan mod
Replies: 32
Views: 14896

Will you use the top plate with the Ninja? I've been looking at that mod as well and it seems like you have to skip the top plate and just use a couple washers on the bolts. Sidewinder Computers actually sells the kit for cheaper without the top plate: http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/lgbowiscsp.h...
by Badger
Tue Jul 17, 2007 5:49 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: lapped my IHS on a Q6600 (pics and results)
Replies: 16
Views: 9108

well, at stock, your heatsink was convex and your ihs was concave. but it (obviously) makes sense to just make them both flat.
by Badger
Sun Jul 15, 2007 2:54 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: NEW Thermalright HR-01 Plus
Replies: 19
Views: 6807

ahhh, the bolt-through mounting is refreshing
by Badger
Sat Jul 14, 2007 2:04 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Can I use Thermalright SI-97A without a fan?
Replies: 3
Views: 1780

i really doubt it, it's going to get pretty hot. i have a barton 2400+ mobile undervolted to 1.350 V @ 133fsbx11multi with the SI-97 and a 120mm Antec fan on it at 5v that idles at 53C and loads at 63C. This is with AS ceramique, a 120mm nexus at 5v as exhaust and a 5v nexus 120mm in my psu above th...
by Badger
Fri Jul 13, 2007 6:55 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Why is this system so hot?
Replies: 18
Views: 5205

try running without the front intake fan, it'll help your (negative) pressure.
by Badger
Fri Jun 02, 2006 6:49 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Rigging a HD to a Switch
Replies: 12
Views: 2461

The drives won't spin down if you have any program open/running in the background that is reading from and/or writing to the hard drive. If you can kill those programs you'll have better luck.
by Badger
Fri May 12, 2006 8:05 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Does anyone make a drive that will remain silent?
Replies: 2
Views: 1371

Shining Arcanine wrote:My Western Digital hard drive is still as quiet as the day I first got it. You might want to look at their hard drives.
Same experience. I've also read of drives (not WD, necessarily) that became quieter over time (just burn in time, I guess), over the matter of weeks and months.
by Badger
Wed May 10, 2006 2:23 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: I want to start fans at 12v, then go lower
Replies: 26
Views: 9666

Alright, that's cool, didn't realize you wouldn't be working in Windows. Good luck with it/have fun with it.
by Badger
Wed May 10, 2006 12:03 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: I want to start fans at 12v, then go lower
Replies: 26
Views: 9666

The easiest, cheapest (free) way I know to do this is SpeedFan. I have (well had, now I'm at two) three 120mm fans all wired up to the same motherboard fan heading. When the computer is turned on, all the fans are at max speed. I put a shortcut to Speedfan in the "Startup" folder so now Speedfan sta...
by Badger
Tue May 09, 2006 4:42 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Centurion 541 build
Replies: 9
Views: 4790

Nice hard drive enclosure :)
by Badger
Wed Apr 26, 2006 7:14 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Recommend Silent LCD Monitor
Replies: 65
Views: 45925

I received a second Samsung 930B (dual monitors, woo hoo!) and can also say that it is silent (at a specific point). I have both at 90 brightness/70 contrast. A lower brightness, such as 80, results in a very noticeable buzz. 90/70 looks great anyway, so it doesnt make a difference.
by Badger
Sun Apr 23, 2006 5:53 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: OK temps for X800GTO?
Replies: 1
Views: 1139

Those are great temps.
by Badger
Sun Apr 23, 2006 3:55 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: josephclemente's P180 (some unique mods)
Replies: 13
Views: 7403

That's pretty :D I'm not sure which way the Nexus is pointing on the GPU, but either way it might help your video card temps to remove two of the PCI slot covers on the case (the ones right below the card).
by Badger
Sat Apr 22, 2006 1:02 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Yate Loon D12SL-12 @7V or Nexus 120mm real quiet case fan?
Replies: 7
Views: 2659

Is the YL a consistant starter at 5 volts? (compared to the Nexus, which is so-so)
by Badger
Sat Apr 22, 2006 9:47 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: quiet cooling for 2 CPUs?
Replies: 8
Views: 2518

You are one crazy looking man.
by Badger
Fri Apr 21, 2006 6:41 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The Unidyne PC
Replies: 15
Views: 13009

haha how cool. i thought for sure these could only be found on the desks of some big time names and CEO's.
by Badger
Fri Apr 21, 2006 12:58 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The Unidyne PC
Replies: 15
Views: 13009

you have the coolest stuff. is this something you just do in your spare time, or do you sell them or give them away to friends? or is your house just one huge collection of hidden computers?
by Badger
Wed Apr 19, 2006 4:49 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec finally released all-black P180??!??
Replies: 27
Views: 9499

hughuy wrote:it hasn't been in the U.S. though
yes, it has, but only exclusively at http://www.endpcnoise.com/

It's the same-o-same-o P180, only black. Black is the new black.
by Badger
Wed Apr 19, 2006 4:46 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Wooden Silent Case
Replies: 7
Views: 4428

nice woody
by Badger
Fri Apr 14, 2006 10:57 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My new P180 with too many fans
Replies: 5
Views: 4778

Bill, we mean we can't actually see any of your pics. I'm sure they are great, though.

Edit: wait, pics are suppose to be there, aren't they?
by Badger
Wed Apr 12, 2006 6:54 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 80mm fan W/temp display (on the blades) !
Replies: 4
Views: 1636

Haha that's pretty cool. I'm not one for bling-blinging my computer but I like this idea. It'd be cool to see on real house fans or window fans, then you get to know just how cool you're getting, or have the speed of cars displayed on the tires or something. Gosh, the possibilities are endless :lol:...
by Badger
Wed Apr 12, 2006 6:38 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Homebrew drive enclosure
Replies: 111
Views: 88115

Gel packs are very effective at transferring heat, just feel the outside of my aluminum boxes - warm to almost hot. Effective enough to keep my drives, on 24/7, at 40C and under, not 55C. It's important to have good contact between gel pack and metal box, just like between heatsink and CPU. You real...
by Badger
Sat Apr 08, 2006 12:16 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My first 0 dB system is tiring. 2006 state of the art?
Replies: 36
Views: 8936

iRam
by Badger
Thu Apr 06, 2006 10:31 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Calling all enclosure modders/DIY'ers you expert help please
Replies: 16
Views: 7661

ehhh, I would have gone with two large gel packs over eight little ones, but the difference (hopefully) is negligible.
by Badger
Wed Apr 05, 2006 2:15 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Calling all enclosure modders/DIY'ers you expert help please
Replies: 16
Views: 7661

good call. believe in the power of the gel pack!
by Badger
Wed Apr 05, 2006 1:24 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Calling all enclosure modders/DIY'ers you expert help please
Replies: 16
Views: 7661

I think the first thing you should do is upgrade your hot/cold packs. Seriously... you only tried it with two and they're small enough that you could fit 7 to 8 in there. That's missing a lot of surface area to dissipate heat. You want them to completely cover the drive. I've been using my two enclo...
by Badger
Wed Apr 05, 2006 5:58 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Calling all enclosure modders/DIY'ers you expert help please
Replies: 16
Views: 7661

With your gel pack in the aluminum box mod, try fitting as many gel packs as you can in there. You want it really snug and tight fitting. It sounds like you're using a lot of small gel packs -- see if you can get two big gel packs that overlap your drive and sandwhich those in there. One of my gel p...
by Badger
Wed Mar 29, 2006 8:06 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Unusual Antec Aria Modification.
Replies: 24
Views: 5192

sillies... he made that himself and is selling them on his website for $15 each.
by Badger
Fri Mar 24, 2006 9:57 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Passive Pentium M w/ i-RAM
Replies: 76
Views: 33737

holy fast