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by hyperq
Mon Mar 27, 2006 5:28 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: A fine-tuned SLK3000B (photos and instructions)
Replies: 25
Views: 27488

It doesn't take much to squeeze the rubber grommets in there.
by hyperq
Sun Mar 26, 2006 1:02 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: A fine-tuned SLK3000B (photos and instructions)
Replies: 25
Views: 27488

No drilling needed. The hard drive screws included in SLK3000B fit in the seasonic power supply perfectly.
by hyperq
Fri Oct 21, 2005 1:44 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: PSU Quietening Tips?
Replies: 2
Views: 1113

Return it and get a Seasonic S12 PSU. You won't regret.

You want a reliable, quiet, and powerful PSU. Seasonic S12 PSUs are ranked very high in many PSU roundup reviews. I like mine a lot.
by hyperq
Fri Oct 21, 2005 1:29 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Where can I get large elastic band to suspend drive?
Replies: 5
Views: 2444

I use the 1/8 inch (3mm) elastics I got from a sewing & fabric store called JoAnn Fabrics. I use it to hang the hard drive cage and mount the fans. Works very well.
by hyperq
Tue Oct 18, 2005 5:01 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD Elastic Suspension... Show your pics!
Replies: 446
Views: 955241

The shortcoming of this settup is the lack of airflow to the bottom of the hard drive. Watch your harddrive temps with SpeedFan or some other temp monitoring software. Change the mounting setup if the HD temp goes too high.
by hyperq
Sun Oct 16, 2005 4:04 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Something I thought of
Replies: 4
Views: 1398

Suspension is the way to go. Antec has finally caught up with this well known secret and built suspension mechanisms into their latest P150. Many SCPR members have long been buying the SLK3000B case because they can suspend the entire hard drive cage in it. Suspend your hard drives if you can. It be...
by hyperq
Thu Oct 06, 2005 7:35 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Press release for new Antec P150 case.
Replies: 70
Views: 42304

Hi Ralf Hutter,

Your post is right on. I love it!
by hyperq
Sat Oct 01, 2005 10:04 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Recommended Tin Snips (Under 15$?)
Replies: 14
Views: 4839

Go with Wiss snips. I have never used tin snips before, then I found this thread, Modding & Cutting with Tin Snips . Author crisspy gave great insights on these tools. Armed with his knowledge, I went to HomeDepot bought both green (M2) and red (M1) ones, and made the first mod to my SLK3000B. The r...
by hyperq
Thu Sep 29, 2005 5:34 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cheap and simple 120mm duct.
Replies: 11
Views: 3941

It is a brilliant idea! I like it.
by hyperq
Wed Sep 28, 2005 5:51 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Preparation of SLK3000B?
Replies: 2
Views: 1495

If you plan to cut the grills, do it now. All other things can be done later. Click the link in my sig to see how I moded my SLK3000B.
by hyperq
Tue Sep 20, 2005 6:46 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: A fine-tuned SLK3000B (photos and instructions)
Replies: 25
Views: 27488

Hi Mike, Thanks for the compliment. I have learned so much from SPCR that I want share what I have learned, especially the effective techniques. The post I wrote is more like a term paper after months of intense study. =) I wanted to write it because I will remember it deeper. Otherwise I will just ...
by hyperq
Tue Sep 20, 2005 4:34 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: A fine-tuned SLK3000B (photos and instructions)
Replies: 25
Views: 27488

No offence meant, but I can't for a minute believe that from one metre away you can't hear anything. My PC has one 120mm Nexus and when that's at 12volts (1000rpm), I can definitely hear it, nevermind the 5 fans you are running! My computer is also about a metre away. If you read carefully, you sho...
by hyperq
Tue Sep 20, 2005 2:31 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: A fine-tuned SLK3000B (photos and instructions)
Replies: 25
Views: 27488

Just out of interest, have you had any problems with the paper clips (bending etc) I can't find the plastic clamps they use in aphonos' method - so I thought I may give this a go instead. I assume you still used the grommets when attaching the hard disks to the cage? I have two hard drives in the c...
by hyperq
Sat Sep 17, 2005 3:16 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Vinyl Floor Tiles for Case Damping
Replies: 40
Views: 32384

Hehe, joke all you want, at least my computer case no longer has any resonance. This is called creativity. If you have a more effective solution, please share with us on SPCR. I will try your solution no matter how funny it sounds, as long as it is a better way to do things.
by hyperq
Thu Sep 15, 2005 6:38 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung predicts death of hard drive
Replies: 23
Views: 7616

Performance is also an issue. The current memory-card drives are a lot slower than regular hard drives. SATA 1 can transfer 1.5Gbps and SATA 2 can trasfer 3Gbps. If Samsung can beat that, then they are really onto something.
by hyperq
Wed Sep 14, 2005 9:07 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Vinyl Floor Tiles for Case Damping
Replies: 40
Views: 32384

I used a common utility knife I got from Walmart for less than $1.

The case is now at least 5 pounds heavier. Feels hefty and feels solid. =)
by hyperq
Wed Sep 14, 2005 6:33 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 0 db MSI 6600GT (PCI express)
Replies: 15
Views: 4250

A passive 6600GT will become very hot, so you still need a fan to blow at it. My Zalman VF700 is very quiet at low rpm. At high rpm during gaming, it becomes loud. Then if you are gaming, the game sounds will be far louder than the fan noise. You can either put a Fan Mate on VF700, or you can progra...
by hyperq
Wed Sep 14, 2005 2:37 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman 7000A-AlCu Fan swap - I need more airflow!
Replies: 21
Views: 6138

Did you turn on Cool'n'Quiet in BIOS? That should help too.
by hyperq
Wed Sep 14, 2005 1:14 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman 7000A-AlCu Fan swap - I need more airflow!
Replies: 21
Views: 6138

It's a A64 3000+ @2.4Ghz, 1.65v. 1) 1.65v! :shock: I have a 3000+ (1.8GHz, 1.4v, Winchester 90nm) and Zalman 7000. The CPU idles at 30C-32C. When I undervolt to 1.1v, the temp dropped to 26C-28C. Drop the voltage. 2) Your CPU is overclocked to 133% of its designed frequency. Do video recording real...
by hyperq
Wed Sep 14, 2005 12:18 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman 7000A-AlCu Fan swap - I need more airflow!
Replies: 21
Views: 6138

Ah, HTPC. So the root cause of the hot CPU problem could be: 1) Pentium 4 processor. These CPUs are hot. Use a Ninja, Xp-120, or Zalman 9500. 2) Inadequate air flow. Is your HTPC enclosed inside a cabinet? Allow bigger openings to let air in and our. I think the heat is building up inside your HTPC ...
by hyperq
Wed Sep 14, 2005 9:18 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Nice PSU wattage calculator
Replies: 7
Views: 2321

Mathias, is there a wattage calculator that you want to recommend? No. If you don't want to bather to calculate it yourself, then your no worse off just guessing. And you're better of calculating what you can check easily and guessing the rest. I am trying to point out some useful resources for new...
by hyperq
Wed Sep 14, 2005 9:03 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Nice PSU wattage calculator
Replies: 7
Views: 2321

I also noticed that it doesn't include nVidia 6600 and 6600 GT there, and there should be an option for a Second Video Card. Still, I think the program gives a pretty good estimate. It will be useful to people who are not sure how many watts they need. Mathias, is there a wattage calculator that you...
by hyperq
Wed Sep 14, 2005 8:30 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Nice PSU wattage calculator
Replies: 7
Views: 2321

Nice PSU wattage calculator

If you are buying a PSU but unsure about the wattage you need, try this wattage calculator. http://www.jscustompcs.com/power_supply/ The only flaw I noticed is that it rates all Athlon64 CPUs at 89W. There is no option for the new 90nm Athlon64 CPUs that are rated at 67W. Besides this, it is a nifty...
by hyperq
Wed Sep 14, 2005 5:13 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman 7000A-AlCu Fan swap - I need more airflow!
Replies: 21
Views: 6138

I have a simple idea. I haven't tried it, but it might work for you. 1) Remove the stock 92mm fan from Zalman 7000 2) Mount the Zalman heatsink, with fan removed, on the CPU. 3) Hang a 120mm Yate Loon there. The photo below shows you how easy it is to hang a fan with two wires. I am using a Panaflo ...
by hyperq
Tue Sep 13, 2005 6:12 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Lay your Ninja PC down?
Replies: 5
Views: 1756

I found the following text on heatsink-guide.com. "However, there have been PC coolers where it seems that the usage of a heat pipe was more of a marketing argument than a technical necessity. Heat pipes used in PC CPU coolers are usually inexpensive units with low capillary action. Considering this...
by hyperq
Tue Sep 13, 2005 2:16 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Lay your Ninja PC down?
Replies: 5
Views: 1756

Lay your Ninja PC down?

Here is a thought: Laying a Ninja equipped motherboard parallel to the ground may make this heat sink more effective. Heat pipes have liquid inside, which turns into gas when get hot. The gas goes to the top thus takes the heat away. When it is cooled, it turns back into liquid and flows down to the...
by hyperq
Tue Sep 13, 2005 8:07 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Zalman CNPS7000B not spinning
Replies: 9
Views: 3610

Please note that there is an inconsistency between the Chaintech VNF4 board and SpeedFan on fan ID's 2&3 : Board Lettering vs SpeedFan * CPU Fan Fan1 = Fan1 (Controllable + speed readout) * Fan3 Case Fan = Fan2 (Controllable + speed readout) * Fan2 System Fan = Fan3 (Speed readout, not controlled) *...
by hyperq
Tue Sep 13, 2005 7:58 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: *HELP* SpeedFan 4.25 reports 127c!!!!!!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1171

Your question is answered in this thread.

http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=25381
by hyperq
Tue Sep 13, 2005 7:52 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Zalman CNPS7000B not spinning
Replies: 9
Views: 3610

You can rename the fields in SpeedFan. The screenshot below ought to help you.

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by hyperq
Tue Sep 13, 2005 7:45 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Zalman CNPS7000B not spinning
Replies: 9
Views: 3610

Ignore temp3. My temp3 is at 127 too, and it stays fixed even when I just turn on my PC on a very cold day. I think there is no sensor for temp3 on Chaintech VNF4 mobos. Click the link in my signature and go to the Video Card section at the bottom. You will see the instructions on how to configure s...