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by ET Awful
Sun Mar 20, 2005 5:47 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: The wonderful new S12: 430 or 500 Watts?
Replies: 48
Views: 13290

Then... why are 500W and 600W power supplies even in the market? :? Because people will buy them. It's kind of like the reason cars capable of 200+ MPH are on the market. You have it, but you'll never be able to actually use it. :) That and occasionally, there are people who have legitimate uses fo...
by ET Awful
Sun Mar 20, 2005 5:02 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: The wonderful new S12: 430 or 500 Watts?
Replies: 48
Views: 13290

Aphex wrote:Then... why are 500W and 600W power supplies even in the market? :?
Because people will buy them. It's kind of like the reason cars capable of 200+ MPH are on the market. You have it, but you'll never be able to actually use it. :)
by ET Awful
Sat Mar 19, 2005 3:23 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12-430 in stock @ Newegg
Replies: 44
Views: 13027

Just ordered mine from New Egg. Yet another step complete in my silencing project.
by ET Awful
Thu Mar 17, 2005 4:38 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic S12-430: Beyond the Super Tornado
Replies: 200
Views: 183505

I'm convinced.

I'll be ordering one from New Egg within the next couple of weeks.
by ET Awful
Tue Mar 15, 2005 4:07 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 1700rpm Yate Loon by Mad Dog?.
Replies: 42
Views: 19253

Back on the Mad Dog fans . . .

I finally picked up a few of these. I'm actually rather pleased, especially for a fan that I can pick up locally (and since I live 10 minutes from New Hampshire, I can get it tax free as well). So, I have one at full speed on my XP-120 which is a little noisier than I'd like, but not objectionable. ...
by ET Awful
Tue Mar 15, 2005 4:44 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Which 939/AGP Motherboard?
Replies: 14
Views: 10756

I've heard that Soltek's K8TPro-939 (VIA K8T800 Pro) is compatible with the XP-120 . I saw the article about the rev. E nForce problems . Don't know if this will affect VIA chipsets as well... It's compatible. I have an XP-120 on my K8TPro-939 currently. I can comfortably recommend this motherboard...
by ET Awful
Fri Mar 11, 2005 7:27 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan controller suggestions needed . . . .
Replies: 1
Views: 913

Fan controller suggestions needed . . . .

A long time ago, I had a fan-bus that fit in a 5 1/4 inch bay. It controlled several fans, but did so with a switch that went from 5v to 7v to 12v. It had no knobs just switches for the three settings. I don't have this one any longer, but I'm looking for something similar. I don't want a PWM device...
by ET Awful
Wed Mar 09, 2005 11:32 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Looking for rubber/vibration damping case feet
Replies: 8
Views: 2995

Mcmaster has some. I can't remember what page I saw them on. You need to be careful what durometer range you get (60 or 70). Too soft and they'll kinda ooze out from under your case. :lol: I saw the ones at McMaster, but they seemed just a tad small diameter-wise (nothing over an inch really). I gu...
by ET Awful
Wed Mar 09, 2005 11:25 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Looking for rubber/vibration damping case feet
Replies: 8
Views: 2995

Looking for rubber/vibration damping case feet

I've seen the ones at QuietPC, but $6.75 for 4 adhesive rubber feet seems a bit expensive (especially after shipping). Any suggestions for another source? I had thought of Home Depot, but there isn't one that's really close by. So, I'm looking for a source for somewhat soft rubber feet to replace th...
by ET Awful
Wed Mar 09, 2005 10:11 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Silencing Computer Cases (The Easy Way)
Replies: 6
Views: 3462

Re: Silencing The Antec SLK3000B (And Other Cases) The Easy

Reinforced Heavy Duty Outdoor Carpet Tape This durable rubberized double sided tape lets you mount even heavy components anywhere they'll fit instantly. The end result is strong adhesion with vibration damping rubber insulating the connection. Other similar tapes will work, though again I've had th...
by ET Awful
Wed Mar 09, 2005 4:59 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: vapor chamber heatsinks - yay or nay?
Replies: 38
Views: 11163

I'll have to keep an eye on this one :). I've had great luck with Asetek products in the past, but have never had any with the potential for being really quiet, let alone silent.

Their vapochill and water-cooling products work extremely well though.
by ET Awful
Mon Mar 07, 2005 10:06 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Please share your overclocking opinions
Replies: 5
Views: 1921

It really depends

Much of what I think has already been stated above. The problem is that overclocking and quiet computers aren't the most compatible concepts in the world. I've had CPU's that I was able to overlock by a full 1 ghz, but the noise required to cool it isn't something that's worth it in my opinion. I've...
by ET Awful
Fri Mar 04, 2005 10:59 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Sometimes experimenting pays off . . .
Replies: 2
Views: 1583

Sometimes experimenting pays off . . .

I don't have any type of measuring device to give hard data on this, but it came as a surprise to me. I have several fans around that I've had for a while that have carried me through my various phases of computer building, tweaking, etc. Previously, I was less concerned with noise, and more concern...
by ET Awful
Thu Mar 03, 2005 3:33 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Fan for XP-120?
Replies: 6
Views: 1994

I, too, was hesitant to mod the closed corners of my Globe 120mm case fan. I decided to just go ahead and do it because I really wanted to use it as an exhaust for my SLK3700BQE. Anyway, I purchased a $5 coping saw at Home Depot and it was a piece of cake to remove the corners. Took all of 10 minut...
by ET Awful
Thu Mar 03, 2005 3:09 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Fan for XP-120?
Replies: 6
Views: 1994

Fan for XP-120?

Okay, I'm no expert on fans, but I know that without mods, I can't get a Nexus to work on the XP-120 due to the closed corners. I'm currently using a Panaflo L1-A at 5v to power the thing, but I know I can do better both with airflow and noise. I'm not finding anything that really tells me what my b...
by ET Awful
Thu Mar 03, 2005 3:26 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: THANKS for the troubleshooting advice for my A64 system!
Replies: 13
Views: 3450

Graphic artifacts or corruption are usually the graphics card itself. I'm guessing you've never oc'ed it since it's brand new.

I would recommend returning the card and getting a new one to try.
by ET Awful
Thu Feb 24, 2005 9:34 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermal paste experience
Replies: 17
Views: 4720

Does unused Artic Silver Ceramique have any tendency to deteriorate over time (i.e. is it OK to buy one of those larger syringes as a lifetime supply or simply get a small syringe and get a "fresh" small syringe when it eventually runs out?)? Also, over what type of time span does generic thermal g...
by ET Awful
Thu Feb 24, 2005 8:52 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermal paste experience
Replies: 17
Views: 4720

In my experience, it tastes just as bad as cheap paste. Try eating a piece of cheese between samples. I believe you will find the expensive paste has more fruity undertones. I'm partial to Artic Silver Ceramique because it works, is non-conductive, cleans up easily, and I have enough to last the re...
by ET Awful
Tue Feb 22, 2005 2:53 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Introduction and need opinions on Coolcases LX-6A19
Replies: 2
Views: 1370

Oh and WELCOME TO SPCR !!! Thanks for the info and the welcome :) I think, seeing as I lack a place to work and tools right now, I may just order it with a 92mm fan which I can user or not depending on what happens. If I determine it cools well enough without the fan, then I won't turn it on :). I'...
by ET Awful
Tue Feb 22, 2005 7:01 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Introduction and need opinions on Coolcases LX-6A19
Replies: 2
Views: 1370

Introduction and need opinions on Coolcases LX-6A19

Hi all, I'm a long time computer enthusiast and builder, but fairly new to trying to make them quiet :). I'm contemplating switching to a Coolcases modified Compucase LX-6A19, and using an acousticase silencing kit like this one http://www.silentpcreview.com/article137-page1.html Now, I'm wondering ...