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by slipknottin
Thu Jan 11, 2007 10:41 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Just how much HD space are you using?
Replies: 16
Views: 7235

XP- 160 gig drive, using 136gigs.

Vista- 300 gig drive, using 11.9 gigs.
by slipknottin
Sun Nov 19, 2006 9:25 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: noise cancellation headphones
Replies: 22
Views: 10956

mathias wrote:I finally found some noise blocking headphones more in my budget which are said to sound good, creative labs ep630's. .
Those are what I have. They work very well and are pretty inexpensive. I fly alot, so they were one of my favorite purchases.
by slipknottin
Mon Nov 06, 2006 10:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows XP cold boot time and optimization
Replies: 27
Views: 16764

Im not using XP, Im using Vista.

On a cold boot the pc does memory test, so that adds another 5 seconds.

Otherwise the pc boots and is ready to use in under 30 seconds.

Its a pentium D 805 with 2 gigs of RAM.
by slipknottin
Fri Oct 13, 2006 10:00 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1616940

Fuel - Hemorrhage (In My Hands)
by slipknottin
Wed May 17, 2006 7:34 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New Opteron build
Replies: 4
Views: 1719

Er, thats exactly the system I built, except it has a non silent 7600GT instead of a silent 7600gs.

Id prefer not having to mod my own video card after I destroyed two 9800s. :o

Im waiting for newegg to start selling the X800XL silent version for $150, and Ill get that instead of the 7600GS.
by slipknottin
Tue May 16, 2006 9:12 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New Opteron build
Replies: 4
Views: 1719

Ok, Ill ditch the raptor and get OCZ Gold GX 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 500 (PC 4000) for $200 instead. Ill just use one of the various HD's I already own.

The graphics card you picked is nice, but its $400+, the one I chose is only $130.
by slipknottin
Tue May 16, 2006 10:24 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New Opteron build
Replies: 4
Views: 1719

New Opteron build

*LITE-ON 16X DVD±R DVD Burner - $35 *Western Digital Raptor WD360GD 36.7GB - $100 *ASUS A8N5X Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 -$80 *ASUS EN7600GS SILENT/HTD/256M Geforce 7600GS 256MB GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Video Card -$140 *SeaSonic S12-380 ATX12V 380W Power Supply - $75 *Scythe SCNJ-1000P - $40 *OCZ Valu...
by slipknottin
Wed Apr 26, 2006 5:42 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Speedfan for linux?
Replies: 6
Views: 5354

Sheesh, thats only slightly over my head. :o

Oh well.
by slipknottin
Wed Apr 26, 2006 5:16 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Speedfan for linux?
Replies: 6
Views: 5354

Speedfan for linux?

Is there a program similar to speedfan for linux?

I just installed ubuntu, and i need something to slow down the fans.
by slipknottin
Mon Dec 05, 2005 10:34 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Does using long audio cables/usb cables increase latency?
Replies: 15
Views: 6587

With usb you can use repeaters, they arent very expensive at all. Some things have issues with them (printers, scanners)

VGA will break down over longer distances, use DVI, it can go much further.

Audio cables will be fine over long distances.
by slipknottin
Thu Nov 03, 2005 12:40 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Undervolting fans... how is it done?
Replies: 3
Views: 1656

Your powersupply puts out both 5v and 12v. If you plug your fan into the red(5v) and into a black (negative), then your fan is running at 5 volts. To get 7 volts, you plug the fan into both the red and the yellow(12v). That will give you 7 volts. But it puts a weird stress on powersupplies, so I ten...
by slipknottin
Tue Nov 01, 2005 7:06 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Sempron 64 3000+ build
Replies: 9
Views: 2245

well, Im pretty much maxed out in processor speeds for my socket A system, with a 754 board I have significant room for improvement. Going to a 939 system is going to cost at least another $100. This entire upgrade is costing under $150. And I put together another system a while back with a sempron ...
by slipknottin
Mon Oct 31, 2005 6:33 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Sempron 64 3000+ build
Replies: 9
Views: 2245

Sempron 64 3000+ build

Pretty low budget build, but should be a significant improvement over what i have now. AMD Sempron 64 3000+ Palermo 800MHz FSB Socket 754 ASUS K8S-MX Socket 754 SiS 760 GX Micro ATX AOpen 91.05210.66U Geforce 6600 256MB DDR PCI Express x16 Video Card 1 gig of DDR400 ram (havent decided on brand yet)...
by slipknottin
Wed Oct 26, 2005 7:32 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Should i take of Speedfan readings for my HDDs?
Replies: 5
Views: 1859

max operating temp for HDs is about 55.

Your far below that, so you have nothing to worry about. My suspended maxtor runs around ~45 degrees and Im not real worried.
by slipknottin
Wed Oct 26, 2005 7:29 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Ralf Hutter Fan Club
Replies: 7
Views: 5793

Im thinking that the 80mm fan on the 9800pro heatsink isn't really required with the P180... The GPU does get pretty hot under full gaming load, but from what I hear they are pretty sweet until your system becomes unstable... Anyone else with a 9800pro \ P180 \ Zalman combo tried running them fanle...
by slipknottin
Thu Oct 20, 2005 12:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How many icons do you keep on your desktop?
Replies: 18
Views: 7718

I got rid of all the icons, including the trash bin.
by slipknottin
Mon Oct 17, 2005 9:31 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: SS-300 with fan swap still loud.
Replies: 3
Views: 1161

Well I was running it before without the duct. I added the duct tonight, and I swear its slightly louder than before. And I cant feel any vibration from it at all. Though perhaps that is uh, user error. (me not being able to feel anything, heh) I can attempt to mount the fan outside, though 3 of the...
by slipknottin
Mon Oct 17, 2005 9:05 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: SS-300 with fan swap still loud.
Replies: 3
Views: 1161

SS-300 with fan swap still loud.

I swapped the fan for an older panaflo medium speed. And Ive got a PS duct, so I very much doubt the fan is running at any higher than 5-6v. But its still pretty loud. The panaflo is totally silent at 5-6v when Im holding it in my hand, so Im pretty sure its all vibration. Is there any way to softmo...
by slipknottin
Mon Oct 17, 2005 7:33 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Power Supply for New system - low power
Replies: 2
Views: 978

Look into the seasonic silencer. Should fit your needs pretty well.

I just bought one a week ago, and modded mine with a panaflo M1A, unfortunatly my panaflo ticks pretty badly, so im going to have to get another one.
by slipknottin
Fri Oct 14, 2005 10:44 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What kind of wallpaper are you using?
Replies: 38
Views: 18356

Image
by slipknottin
Sun Oct 09, 2005 5:59 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Nexus 120mm onto Zalman 7700AlCu
Replies: 4
Views: 1609

I used two part epoxy to permanetly mount the nexus to the zalman. It works ok, but if the fan ever failed, I might not be able to get it off.
by slipknottin
Fri Oct 07, 2005 5:41 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Help me decide. Pentium-M vs A64
Replies: 8
Views: 2875

If you can find a MB that meets your needs, go with the pentium M. Its significantly more power efficient than the AMD.
by slipknottin
Thu Oct 06, 2005 7:50 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Vinyl Floor Tiles for Case Damping
Replies: 40
Views: 31873

Myth! wrote:I want a quiet PC but also a window, I've just bought some polycarbonate but was wondering if anyone had used a better see-through sound-dampening material?
polycarbonate and acrylics are awesome sound-dampening materials on their own. Far superior to steel or aluminum.
by slipknottin
Wed Oct 05, 2005 7:54 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: P180-H2O-X2
Replies: 13
Views: 7888

stacking pumps does not increase the potential total CFM, but increases the pressure. If there is any restriction, the resulting pressure increase can increase real CFM.
by slipknottin
Wed Oct 05, 2005 10:18 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Installed case fan, now XP alerts me on start up! help fix.
Replies: 18
Views: 3051

thats your bios, not windows.

There is probably a bios option to disable that warning. The issue isnt that the fan isnt working, its that its spinning so slowly, the bios thinks its off.
by slipknottin
Wed Oct 05, 2005 10:07 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: snip PSU fan?
Replies: 5
Views: 1322

Definatly, thats what Ive done.
by slipknottin
Wed Oct 05, 2005 8:43 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: New ATI X1800 series heat level (power draw)
Replies: 44
Views: 14410

ATI's cards got spanked pretty badly in the performance test over on anandtech as well. Looks like a loser for ATI.
by slipknottin
Wed Oct 05, 2005 8:23 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: snip PSU fan?
Replies: 5
Views: 1322

I have had a few PSUs that would not start unless there was a fan attached to its 'psu fan wire'
by slipknottin
Tue Oct 04, 2005 11:16 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Quick question. What wattage PSU??
Replies: 4
Views: 1464

The extra RPM in the Raptors doesn't add much performance in even hardcore gaming or other desktop PC apps, and is not worth the extra noise IMO. Various reviews of its performance and noise seem to directly contradict your opinion. I should mention that the noise reviews are for the FDB raptors, t...