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by JWarrior
Wed Jun 23, 2004 7:09 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Athlon 64 Motherboards
Replies: 25
Views: 6515

As I understand it, undervolting lowers the voltage delivered to the chip across the board including at its peak operating point. This lowers the power consumption and the corresponding heat output. Cool and Quiet only lowers the voltage to the chip while the cpu is idling. One question i'm personal...
by JWarrior
Sun May 30, 2004 2:44 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Athlon64: Facts, myths, and experiences...
Replies: 28
Views: 12230

Thank you for sharing your experiences on this processor. I am planning on building a new computer before the start of the next school year, and am still debating which processor to go with. I want to get an Athlon 64, I really do. There is no doubt in my mind that AMD has trumped Intel's top offeri...
by JWarrior
Wed May 19, 2004 6:47 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Aluminum case build quality (Lian Li, Cooler Master, etc)?
Replies: 7
Views: 2639

Re: Aluminum case build quality (Lian Li, Cooler Master, etc

While I'm at it, are there any other good recommendations for a very discreet and/or plain-looking case that would look nice in a living room? Have you looked at Ahanix's line of D.Vine cases? Probably some of the nicest looking HTPC cases on the market right now. http://www.ahanix.com/ctg_htc.html...
by JWarrior
Mon May 17, 2004 2:02 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: RAID 1 Read "Striping"?
Replies: 14
Views: 2920

This is something I've never truly gotten a straight answer to, so I'm hoping someone that really knows the ins and outs of hardware/software raid can speak to it. 1 - If I understand them correctly, the onboard RAID controllers of most motherboards aren't really implementing hardware RAID. They do...
by JWarrior
Sat May 15, 2004 6:36 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: RAID 1 Read "Striping"?
Replies: 14
Views: 2920

I recall reading about the HighPoint RAID 1.5 controller at Tom's Hardware. What was somewhat troublesome about that controller was the fact that a mirrored drive could not be read on any other controller besides the HighPoint RAID 1.5 controller...so if I ever needed to move my harddrive to another...
by JWarrior
Sat May 15, 2004 5:19 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: RAID 1 Read "Striping"?
Replies: 14
Views: 2920

RAID 1 Read "Striping"?

I know that RAID 0 provides striping on both reads and writes, and RAID 1 provides mirroring...but shouldn't RAID 1 also provide striping on reads? I.e., read alternating stripes from each of the two drives in the array? I read somewhere a long time ago that RAID 1 supports this, but I've also read ...
by JWarrior
Fri May 14, 2004 11:27 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Where can I find this motherboard?
Replies: 6
Views: 1693

Yes...it was simply for price reasons that I wanted an 865 board. I was hoping to get most of the 875 feature set for a lower price. Thanks for the advice on the Intel board...it looks like a good candidate...the only thing i noticed is that it lacks a firewire port on board (i'm hoping to pick up a...
by JWarrior
Thu May 13, 2004 11:26 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Where can I find this motherboard?
Replies: 6
Views: 1693

Where can I find this motherboard?

I'm looking for an 865PE based motherboard with the following features... - PAT enabled - Intel CSA based Gigabit LAN - Intel ICH5R based SATA RAID 1 support - Passive Cooling Throughout - Undervoltable (I know this one is the deal breaker, so I can live without it) I'm 90% sure that Intel has imple...
by JWarrior
Mon Mar 24, 2003 3:14 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Anyone seen fans on CDRW drives?
Replies: 7
Views: 2643

I'm gonna try to get an idea of how hot this drive's chipset is currently before doing anything, but if it's reasonable in temperature, I think I'm going to do like SomtimesWarrior and just unplug the fan and see what happens. Hopefully all will be well, but if the drive dies, it'll be an excuse to ...
by JWarrior
Sun Mar 23, 2003 12:05 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Anyone seen fans on CDRW drives?
Replies: 7
Views: 2643

Anyone seen fans on CDRW drives?

As I slowly go about quieting down my computer, I'm finding new parts that are taking over the title of loudest component in my system. It's now my CD burner, a Yamaha (CRW8824E). This burner has a little tiny 25 mm fan in the back. As far as I can tell the only purpose that this little fan serves i...
by JWarrior
Sat Mar 22, 2003 10:36 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Can the MSI GeForce3 Ti200 Run Fanless?
Replies: 7
Views: 2572

I had read that sticky, and that is probably what i'm going to do with my card. I was just hoping that I'd be able to run it completely fanless with the stock heatsink for an even quieter solution.
by JWarrior
Sat Mar 15, 2003 11:34 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Can the MSI GeForce3 Ti200 Run Fanless?
Replies: 7
Views: 2572

Can the MSI GeForce3 Ti200 Run Fanless?

I've got an MSI GeForce3 Ti200 video card, and I'm wondering if I can run it fanless. It came with a tiny little stock 40mm fan that's extremely whiny and annoying. Here's a picture of the card itself...the heatsink seems rather large, and covers the ram chips as well as the GPU. http://www.msi.com....
by JWarrior
Thu Feb 27, 2003 12:25 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Think im ready to buy, any warnings on my system
Replies: 14
Views: 4306

In case you do decide to change your mind about getting a seagate drive, an 80 MB seagate barracuda IV can be had for under $85 from dell including shipping, but only if you buy by midnight Thursday.

http://forums.silentpcreview.com//viewtopic.php?t=3482
by JWarrior
Tue Feb 25, 2003 12:21 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Ahanix dBox, cool case
Replies: 18
Views: 4853

GamingGod or anyone else who has used this case... Have you had a chance to play with the built in fan controller on this case? How effective is it? How low will the controller drop the fan voltages? To me, this feature alone makes this case worth a second look, I'm just curious if it's been impleme...
by JWarrior
Mon Feb 24, 2003 5:32 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Quieting my system on a budget
Replies: 8
Views: 3330

Yes, that's the cooler I've got. That's an interesting mod, probably worth a try. I think I'm gonna have to make a trip to the hardware store soon. And seishino, I think you're right about the Hard Drive being the most annoying thing in my case, but right now I can't tell because of the deafening wh...
by JWarrior
Mon Feb 24, 2003 1:55 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Which cooler for this scenario?
Replies: 2
Views: 1743

If I understand you correctly, you're suggesting that i remove the fan from the heatsink, and instead rely on the 92mm fan which will now be mounted on the outside of my PSU to provide the airflow for both the PSU and the processor? Is this enough airflow? In my specific case, there would be a gap o...
by JWarrior
Mon Feb 24, 2003 1:42 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Quieting my system on a budget
Replies: 8
Views: 3330

The Volcano will only accept a 60 mm fan, there's no way to attach an 80 mm fan to it with more that one screw, which would probably cause all kinds of unwanted vibrations and noise. I'm gonna see what I can do with tidying up my IDE cables, maybe I can pass on the rounded cables if I do a decent jo...
by JWarrior
Sun Feb 23, 2003 12:05 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Quieting my system on a budget
Replies: 8
Views: 3330

Quieting my system on a budget

After finding this site and reading the articles and posts in this forum, I've decided that it's time to quiet down my PC. However, due to a severe lack of $$$$ I need to do so on a tight budget. Right now, I've got: -Athlon XP 1600+ -TT Volcano 6 HSF (By far the loudest component) -MSI GeForce 3 Ti...
by JWarrior
Sat Feb 22, 2003 11:36 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Which cooler for this scenario?
Replies: 2
Views: 1743

Which cooler for this scenario?

I'm trying to quiet down my existing system on a severe budget. I've got an Athlon XP 1600+ not overclocked, currently cooled by what other review sites claimed to be quiet Volcano 6 cooler. (I suppose any fan is quiet compared to a Delta, but seriously...who are they kidding?) Anyway, I'm consideri...
by JWarrior
Tue Feb 18, 2003 5:06 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Fanless P4 3.06G
Replies: 18
Views: 6706

Acording to x-bit labs, the P4-3.06 begins cycling down at 72 degrees Celsius