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by Badger
Mon Mar 20, 2006 7:03 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: If you want it quiet, it's got to be heavy. at least for me
Replies: 16
Views: 8797

Have you had any problems with the tiling ? I put some in my rig to (several layers on top of each other) and it does not stick all that well. Some (sides & top) would actually fall after a while ... Had to use extra strong glue to make the whole damn ting stick ... Yeah, it doesnt stick well at al...
by Badger
Mon Mar 20, 2006 5:35 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: modest ducted a64 system
Replies: 8
Views: 4263

Yes, the PSU's fan is wired to my motherboard. I control it via Speedfan, therefore it always starts at 12V (which is good to ensure it starts up) and then once Windows and Speedfan loads it is automatically dropped to 5% and under heavy load Speedfan automatically bumps it up to 8%. There is anothe...
by Badger
Sun Mar 19, 2006 8:37 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: modest ducted a64 system
Replies: 8
Views: 4263

Maybe this thread http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=26455 can help you out with your PSU and HDs.
by Badger
Wed Mar 08, 2006 6:27 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What is the best Socket A cooler right now?
Replies: 15
Views: 4758

I have the SI-97 (not 'A' version) with a 120mm Nexus fan on top of it at 5 volts cooling my Athlon XP-M 2400+ at 1.35 volts and 1800 mhz.

Great job cooling and it's as quiet as a Nexus 120mm fan at 5volts... and I don't know if anything with active cooling gets any quieter than that.
by Badger
Wed Feb 22, 2006 6:29 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Foamed Antec 3700
Replies: 11
Views: 6440

can you expand more on your video card? that heatsink looks tiny to cool it passively. What brand is it? i havent seen a red PCB 6800.
by Badger
Thu Feb 09, 2006 8:08 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Black Yate Loon "D12SL-12" Quality? and 5v/7v RPM?
Replies: 20
Views: 7648

Thank you very much, QO.
by Badger
Thu Feb 09, 2006 6:54 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Black Yate Loon "D12SL-12" Quality? and 5v/7v RPM?
Replies: 20
Views: 7648

Can anyone tell me how a Yate Loon D12SL-12 at 5 volts compares to the Nexus Real Silent 120mm at 5 volts? Does the Yate Loon spin at a higher speed than the Nexus at 5 volts, and thus create more noise?

Thank you
by Badger
Fri Feb 03, 2006 8:50 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: I want to make my computer laptop-like silent, please help
Replies: 4
Views: 1329

You're going to need to get the overclocking bug out of ya if you want to get quiet. Extra heat and low noise don't work together. Nexus makes good fans, and Thermalright makes good heatsinks. More ram will probably make your system faster and probably not unstable. If 5v doesnt get you quiet from y...
by Badger
Fri Feb 03, 2006 4:56 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What about 1.8" HDD's?
Replies: 11
Views: 3719

From the Ipod's that I have seen they are silent in operation (apart from clicking of the buttons etc). I thought the iPod harddrive spins for only a fraction of the time the machine is working, and the rest of the time it parks the drive and reads from memory? Could be why the ones you've seen see...
by Badger
Fri Feb 03, 2006 4:43 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My first build: dust sanctuary
Replies: 11
Views: 5332

I just replaced a friend's CPU fan that had seized up from all the dust in his computer. The computer wouldn't let him start (the "check CPU fan" option in the BIOS was on).
by Badger
Wed Feb 01, 2006 6:27 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: A finally quiet SLK3700AMB 2nd Edition
Replies: 12
Views: 7293

Aluminum enclosure to make it perfect

:lol:

come on... do it! My WD's sandwhiched in those with the hot/cold packs, with no fans blowing over, are chillin' at 36C right now. It helps, it really does.
by Badger
Sun Jan 29, 2006 4:55 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Panaflow L1A- Why isn't it mentioned more?
Replies: 19
Views: 4490

Yate Loon/Nexus is the new kid on the block.
by Badger
Sun Jan 29, 2006 4:48 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: To window...or not to window?
Replies: 16
Views: 3591

I think a window would be cool. Especially the smoked one. I guess I'd get the thickest acrylic I could find though to dampen any noise.
by Badger
Fri Jan 27, 2006 3:58 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180, front door and cold
Replies: 4
Views: 1934

That's metal for ya...
by Badger
Mon Jan 23, 2006 4:30 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Bolting/Welding metal plates to eliminate resonance?
Replies: 7
Views: 2246

Go to Home Depot and pick up some self-adhesive vinyl floor tiles. They're about 50 cents apiece for a 12 inch x 12 inch square. Get the good, heavy ones with the composite rubber layer. Very easy to cut with a hobby knife, very cheap, and four or five of those in your case will add considerable mas...
by Badger
Sun Jan 22, 2006 8:12 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Undervolted gaming system
Replies: 26
Views: 10762

222 x 146 x 55mm (8.7"x5.7"x2.2") The Aluminum Box, $30 That's where I got mine, Vetco Electronics, two of them came out to $66.55 shipped. Then you just need to go to your local Rite Aid, Wal-Mart, what have you and buy two hot/cold gel packs that are slightly wider and longer than the enclosure it...
by Badger
Sat Jan 21, 2006 9:26 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Hard drives and water, the saga begins...
Replies: 23
Views: 8427

I've had the air holes on both my hard drives blocked off for some time by hot/cold gel packs sandwiching the drives inside an aluminum enclosure. Temps are lower than sitting bare in the case. I think if you do want to submerge them, the best way would be to go as ronrem was saying, I think... stic...
by Badger
Sat Jan 21, 2006 8:27 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Undervolted gaming system
Replies: 26
Views: 10762

Really nice, great choice of components and nice work on the undervolting. I asume you were able to undervolt while keeping stock speeds, corect? One question and one suggestion: Is Yate Loon fan in the S12 is wired to the PSU's circuitry? And, I'm sure the HDD is the loudest part, and you've been a...
by Badger
Mon Jan 16, 2006 5:01 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Yet another quiet SLK3000B setup
Replies: 9
Views: 3944

Very nice. Perhaps you could get away without the intake? Maybe swap the fan on your Zalman CPU cooler for a Nexus, and stick a Zalman or Aerocool cooler on your video card. That's all I can think of, oh wait, hard drive enclosures (make your own - cheaper and better!). Alright that's enough peer pr...
by Badger
Thu Jan 12, 2006 7:46 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: P180 done my way :-)
Replies: 25
Views: 10893

I have a Nexus 120mm mounted horizontally in my Seasonic PSU. It runs from ~ 500-900 rpm depending on heat. Totally fine, it's been in there a few months.
by Badger
Mon Jan 09, 2006 6:40 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Ardence Windows XP network boot
Replies: 6
Views: 1890

but... could you online game with a setup like that? hard drive information + internet information on one cable, is that how it would work? perhaps it's not in your plans but i'm curious nontheless. i love the idea.
by Badger
Sun Jan 08, 2006 7:19 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet down the old computer - or do a new build?
Replies: 14
Views: 3070

You can upgrade your power supply and keep it when you upgrade the rest of the system. I'd be careful in making sure it can still power an older motherboard, though. (ie, you might want to experiment with plugging in a 24-pin connector into a 20-pin connection on the board. From what I hear, it can...
by Badger
Sat Jan 07, 2006 9:06 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Trying to install an AGP card for a friend.
Replies: 9
Views: 4834

try disabling onboard video through the Device Manager, uninstalling Intel video drivers, go in the bios and see if you can switch video mode from "onboard" or "pci" to "agp", and check the motherboard itself to see if there are any jumper settings you need to change.
by Badger
Mon Jan 02, 2006 5:25 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Complete silencing
Replies: 13
Views: 4925

The homebrew drive enclosure I put together about a year ago is still working perfectly. Agreed. The two I made based off of alleycat's pictures do wonders. I hardly noticed any difference after suspending with Stretch Magic, but these homemade enclosures make all the difference in the world, and t...
by Badger
Sun Dec 25, 2005 5:59 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Sonata's PSU gone bad?
Replies: 5
Views: 1645

It sounds like your fan is dead, causing your PSU to overheat when you game and restart. You can do a fan swap or just buy a new PSU.
by Badger
Sat Dec 24, 2005 11:57 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Anyone know how to make a 24 to 20 pin adapter?
Replies: 4
Views: 1369

haha thanks guys. They'll love it, but it's kind of one of those gifts that they're not going to fully appreciate until they have to use someone else's loud computer. I'm excited for waking up early (I'm shooting for 2:30-3 a.m.) and doing the transplant - I have to be as covert as possible. Not a s...
by Badger
Sat Dec 24, 2005 10:57 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Anyone know how to make a 24 to 20 pin adapter?
Replies: 4
Views: 1369

Nevermind, nevermind! Whew... so I was googling around for "make a 24 to 20 pin adatper" and I came across some other guys on another forum talking about the adapters and how most 24 pin PSU have a part that "break away" from the other 20 pins, thus making it a 20 pin PSU, too. So... I looked to see...
by Badger
Sat Dec 24, 2005 9:58 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Anyone know how to make a 24 to 20 pin adapter?
Replies: 4
Views: 1369

Anyone know how to make a 24 to 20 pin adapter?

So... I was hoping to suprise the family by putting their old computer in a quiet case for Christmas. But as luck would have it the PSU is 24 pin and their mobo is 20 pin. I ordered a 24-20 pin adapter on the 21st and if it was shipped priority mail it should be here today, but it doesn't look like ...
by Badger
Mon Dec 19, 2005 6:30 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: A finally quiet SLK3700AMB
Replies: 17
Views: 7260

I don't think anyone thought you were being rude. We were just offering constructive criticism.
by Badger
Mon Dec 19, 2005 4:55 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: A finally quiet SLK3700AMB
Replies: 17
Views: 7260

Then I'm afraid all hope is lost.

Just kidding, it's too bad you can't see your 9800's temps. Scared to idle around 35-37C? hahahahahaha good thing you don't have my computer.