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by BillyBuerger
Tue Jan 28, 2003 7:11 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Wood case - Pros/Cons
Replies: 13
Views: 8199

Dop! My bad, thanks for the link.
by BillyBuerger
Tue Jan 28, 2003 7:01 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: HTPC software? (off?)
Replies: 3
Views: 1888

I remember finding something once about turning your linux PC into a Tivo like setup. I can't find it now, but I did find this:

http://www.linuxprofessionalsolutions.c ... ek/tv.html
by BillyBuerger
Tue Jan 28, 2003 6:55 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: pop up ads
Replies: 9
Views: 3706

Or use Mozilla or Netscape. They have script options, one of them that doesn't allow unrequested windows to be opended. I never get any popups. Although I have had a few cases where a requested popup window wouldn't show up because of how the website was doing things. Plus you can block images from ...
by BillyBuerger
Mon Jan 27, 2003 2:41 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Wood case - Pros/Cons
Replies: 13
Views: 8199

Wood case - Pros/Cons

I'm planning on building a wooden case for my PC. Not an enclosure to stick my PC in, but an actual case made of wood. I found some links to a couple of these that someone made but I can't say I've found much discussion on it. So I was wondering if anyone could throw out any experiences they've had....
by BillyBuerger
Thu Jan 23, 2003 6:36 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quiet Floppy Drive
Replies: 14
Views: 4917

Ah ha, it's a TEAC model FD-235HF. I didn't notice the little label on the back until just now. So it sounds like there are a number of different brand of floppies that are quiet. I had just never noticed until this one. Thanks.
by BillyBuerger
Tue Jan 21, 2003 12:18 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: off topic: are IDE channels going through PCI bus?
Replies: 2
Views: 1478

I had always thought that even though IDE is built on board most MBs, it still communicates on the PCI bus. Look at onboard audio. It's built on the MB but is still a PCI device. Just because something is built on board, doesn't mean it communicates any differently. But you do make a point about the...
by BillyBuerger
Fri Jan 17, 2003 9:54 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quiet Floppy Drive
Replies: 14
Views: 4917

Quiet Floppy Drive

When I was putting together my new PC, a friend of mine had a bag of old floppy drives laying around. I tried them all out to see which I liked the best and to make sure it worked. Well, I came across one of them that was really nice. It didn't have that big click when inserting or ejecting. The dis...
by BillyBuerger
Fri Jan 17, 2003 9:11 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fans for Pentium/AMD K6
Replies: 3
Views: 1633

Well actually, I can remember once when the fan died on my AMD. It didn't last long before it crashed. So to do it with no fan, it would require a good sized HS. Which I wouldn't mind that either. It just seems hard to find anything that fits these anymore. I ended up having to buy one from Radio Sh...
by BillyBuerger
Thu Jan 16, 2003 11:20 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fans for Pentium/AMD K6
Replies: 3
Views: 1633

Fans for Pentium/AMD K6

I have some old Pentium/AMD K6 PCs and the fans on those things are noisy! Does anyone know where I could find better fans for them? I heard someone mention a Pabst 40mm. Or if there were any funnels or anything for connecting a 60mm fan or something along those lines.

Thanks!
by BillyBuerger
Thu Jan 16, 2003 7:04 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic Flex ATX PSUs
Replies: 6
Views: 3967

Seasonic Flex ATX PSUs

Seasonic SS-135NP Flex ATX 135W Power Supply This is the psu I've been thinking of using in a Mini-ITX system. Does anyone have any experience or info they can share about it? I can't seem to find much and the Seasonic website doesn't seem to have much except a pdf of some of the specs. Also, I see...
by BillyBuerger
Mon Jan 13, 2003 9:56 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What do you use to monitor your CPU Temps?
Replies: 17
Views: 7480

I use CPUCool. It puts all the information you want in a little window in the corner of the screen. So it's always there to check out, but it's not in the way of anything. It has some cooling options as well, but I haven't gotten to trying those out yet.
by BillyBuerger
Fri Jan 10, 2003 2:05 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Epia-M9000 HS/Fan replacement
Replies: 16
Views: 8116

Epia-M9000 HS/Fan replacement

I don't actually have one of the new VIA M9000 boards, but I've been thinking about what I'll do when I get one. One thing I noticed from the review is that the fan is a bit noisy. And it seems like they put a pretty small HS on it as well. I suppose to keep it from being too tall. So I was thinking...
by BillyBuerger
Fri Jan 10, 2003 1:39 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Vantec fans
Replies: 10
Views: 3646

I've got a Vantec 80mm and 60mm. I can't compare them to Pabst or Panaflo, but they're quiet enough for me. But then again my power supply drowns out everything anyways. If I ever do anything about the ps then maybe I'll be able to notice them. My point is I'm pretty happy with the Vantecs. But I'm ...
by BillyBuerger
Thu Jan 09, 2003 10:19 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: what exactly is Active PFC?
Replies: 12
Views: 3946

Here is an excerpt. You'll find the full article here: http://www.endpcnoise.com/cgi-bin/e/pfc.html Active PFC The preferable type of PFC is Active Power Factor Correction (Active PFC) since it provides more efficient power frequency. Because Active PFC uses a circuit to correct power factor, Active...
by BillyBuerger
Mon Dec 30, 2002 11:55 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: TK Power 320
Replies: 2
Views: 1751

Oh, I know that it's not fanless. I was just saying that the fanless TK Power was recommended. And I was just trying to figure out if this one by the same brand would be a good choice.
by BillyBuerger
Fri Dec 27, 2002 1:53 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: TK Power 320
Replies: 2
Views: 1751

TK Power 320

TK Power 320 Watt ATX Power Supply I see that the fanless TK Power PSU is listed in the recommended section. I was wondering if anyone had anything to say about the one above? I see that they're out of stock now, but they were going for $15. I almost jumped on it but I wanted to see if I could find...