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by al bundy
Mon Aug 02, 2004 1:35 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Positive pressure chamber for dust control.
Replies: 3
Views: 1742

Very nice concept and execution Bluefront... as usual! Your work is excellent.

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by al bundy
Fri Jul 30, 2004 11:59 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Real silence - move your PC to another room!
Replies: 126
Views: 110443

...The PC is already quiet, it's mostly in the closet to reduce the amount of clutter on my desk. I was thinking of posting something about how I silenced the PC and solved the closet heat problem. Then I read this thread... Please do tell how you silenced the PC and solved the closet heat problem?...
by al bundy
Wed Jul 21, 2004 6:24 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Silverstone 300W fanless PSU success story
Replies: 8
Views: 2708

Thanks Uberapan for sharing this information, it is very useful. I am looking forward to your feedback about the SilenX fanless model as well.

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by al bundy
Tue Jul 13, 2004 2:41 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: The philosophy of sound/silence
Replies: 54
Views: 12936

Digital audio works by sampling the amplitude of the sound at regular intervals. In order to accurately reproduce a sound, your sample needs to at least contain the upper and lower peaks of the sound. The time btw these peaks is going to be half the period of the sound. Hence, in order to reproduce...
by al bundy
Mon Jul 12, 2004 10:40 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Creative Labs next sound card?
Replies: 20
Views: 5333

Edward Ng wrote:If only they'd deal with the resample issue...
I wish they would do that too...

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by al bundy
Mon Jul 12, 2004 7:03 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Question about CableGami
Replies: 19
Views: 6301

Sheets of plastic may build up an electrostatic charge. Doesn't sound like a good idea. nevertheless, it is still an insulator. Charge will only build up in a location if that spot is rubbed with something, and can only be discharged into something touching that particular spot. Furthermore, atmosp...
by al bundy
Mon Jul 12, 2004 6:41 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Safe to use Foam under Harddrive?
Replies: 17
Views: 12336

Nice work alleycat! I like your creative and "keep-it-simple" approach. Those are my favorite types of solutions.

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by al bundy
Mon Jul 12, 2004 6:26 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Question about CableGami
Replies: 19
Views: 6301

... If you are REALLY worried about it scraping... if you want to be super super careful you could simply put... electrical tape on the back to smooth the bumps... I once saw duct tape stuck to the underside of a motherboard for that very same reason (protection of cables routed under the motherboa...
by al bundy
Fri Jul 09, 2004 7:52 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate Barracuda Ultra ATA IV firmware new revison.
Replies: 11
Views: 4030

Hi itworks,

Thank you very much for posting this! Welcome to the forums as well.

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by al bundy
Sat Jun 19, 2004 12:23 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: IDE cable dilema - need special one...
Replies: 31
Views: 10246

shathal wrote: Heh - nice one WIM. I shall look for some disposable IDE cables and experiment with this myself :) ...
Me too! I never knew we could do this with PATA cables. Thanks wim!

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by al bundy
Mon Jun 14, 2004 2:20 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Zalman fanless 400W PSU (NEPS400)
Replies: 7
Views: 4000

That looks very interesting, I can't wait to hear more about it. Thanks for posting this information.

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by al bundy
Mon Jun 14, 2004 2:14 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Best floppy drive?
Replies: 29
Views: 16279

Re: Best floppy drive?

What is the best floppy drive? Does samsung make good quiet floppy drives? I need a black 1.44mb to match my case I'm going to get. What is the best for reliability? Yes Samsung floppies are very reliable. However, I've yet to encounter a modern floppy drive that was unreliable. I don't think you c...
by al bundy
Mon Jun 14, 2004 2:08 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: usb cables, difference between 1.1 and 2.0?
Replies: 12
Views: 3491

I have had some difficult experiences mixing USB 1.1 spec cables with USB 2.0 onboard/card connections. Although many non-2.0 rated cables will work fine, not all older cables/connections will work - it can hang your machine at boot when there is a problem, and other times plugging in the device wil...
by al bundy
Sun May 23, 2004 11:58 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: My Prosilence 350 is toast! >:(
Replies: 11
Views: 2943

Once you've heard (or not heard) a 100% fanless system, it's hard to go back. I neglected to mention that the dead ProSilence 350 was in a computer that is in my bedroom, where I could barely even hear it (the slightest hard drive seek noise, it's in a SmartDrive2002)... So you did not have even a ...
by al bundy
Sat May 22, 2004 11:17 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: My Prosilence 350 is toast! >:(
Replies: 11
Views: 2943

In the SilentMaxx manual it says ""In case of overload or high temperature, safety is provided through a replacable fuse." I have no idea what the unit would do if the fuse blew - can anybody here comment on this, and whether or not inspecting/replacing the fuse might help? Also, here is Silentmaxx....
by al bundy
Sat May 22, 2004 12:48 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Okaya fanless 350W PSU?!?
Replies: 7
Views: 3710

How much are they asking for one of those?

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by al bundy
Thu May 20, 2004 10:57 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Prosilence fanless pro 420 watt PS
Replies: 12
Views: 3276

I've got this power supply. After getting the first replaced 'cos it buzzed, the second is perfect. Totally silent with the fan set to off and unnoticeable when the fan is on... :D £200 is steep but that seems to be the going price for quality fanless power supplies... Welcome to the forums, and th...
by al bundy
Wed May 19, 2004 8:50 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Prosilence fanless pro 420 watt PS
Replies: 12
Views: 3276

Re: Prosilence fanless pro 420 watt PS

Anyone know if this: http://silentmaxx.net/catalog/ps_prosilence_420cpcs.php powersupply is worth the $299? I've came across several references of "fanless" power supplies that had an annoying hum, and weren't worth the trouble.... I'm checking into fanless PS's for my next system build, and so far...
by al bundy
Wed May 19, 2004 1:19 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Is there a S370 CPU that is fanless?
Replies: 8
Views: 2607

i run my celeron tualatin fanless at 14 watts, by undervolting it to 1.1 volts on my SOYO TISU That must be the 1100 @ 100 that you mentioned in another thread. I'm curious, what sink are you using, and is there any air flow to it at all? I'm wondering if it would fit in the case pictured above... 8)
by al bundy
Sun May 09, 2004 2:39 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Case Mod Central... Un-used fan header.
Replies: 37
Views: 10605

Bluefront,

Thank you very much for taking your time and energy to post all of this interesting information.

I've said it before, I'll say it again: You do really nice work.

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by al bundy
Sun May 09, 2004 2:29 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Short rounded IDE cable -- important for cooling?
Replies: 19
Views: 18132

This is snipped from another thread. I thought it might be useful advice to the cable-folders around here: What about all the intricate folding of flat 80-wire IDE cables that some members around here do, in order to clean up the interior of their cases? Does folding 80-wire IDE cables also perhaps ...
by al bundy
Sun May 09, 2004 1:45 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: How do you slow down 120m fans with 4 pin connectors?
Replies: 6
Views: 2780

Re: How do you slow down 120m fans with 4 pin connectors?

I like using fanmates since I have a few and they take you all the way down to 5V instead of the 7V most rheobuses do. So I'd like to use these with my 120m fans (Antec,Nexus) but I'm wondering if there will be a problem using a 4 pin to 3 pin adapter or if there's another way to slow them down to ...
by al bundy
Wed May 05, 2004 7:10 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 120mm: Papst 4412 or Panaflo M1A ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2806

I've not had any problems with any Papst 4412FGL vibrating noticeably at 5v. It's an excellent 120mm fan, in fact the very best for 5v silence IMO...

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by al bundy
Wed May 05, 2004 7:06 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quiet 40mm CPU fan?
Replies: 20
Views: 5940

Well, so long as I'm not misunderstanding you, then yes I do think you have it backwards. For example, here's a site explaining what I mean.

I just didn't want anybody to break anything trying to pull a locked slot-1 processor off their board! :)


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by al bundy
Wed May 05, 2004 4:30 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Coolmax Taurus fanless 480W for sale at SVC.com
Replies: 11
Views: 3156

I see that directron.com now carries theCOOLMAX CF-400 400W fanless switching ATX Power Supply ...

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by al bundy
Wed May 05, 2004 4:21 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quiet 40mm CPU fan?
Replies: 20
Views: 5940

...To remove a Slot-1 processor, you'll need to push the 'top' and 'bottom' clips out and away from the CPU, and pull the processor+heatsink assembly away from the motherboard... Hey Putz, do you perhaps have that backwards? For slot-1 I've always needed to push the integrated clips in (toward the ...
by al bundy
Tue May 04, 2004 11:50 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quiet 40mm CPU fan?
Replies: 20
Views: 5940

Thanks Ralf. :)



P.S. - I think the proper phrase is "...out of a sow's ear."

“You cannot make, my lord, I fear,
A velvet purse of a sow's ear.”

- Peter Pindar



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by al bundy
Tue May 04, 2004 12:22 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quiet 40mm CPU fan?
Replies: 20
Views: 5940

Thanks for that info. :)

I hope those Adda fans will be very quiet. If they are, would you please post back to tell us? Nice and quiet 40mm fans are so difficult to find...

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by al bundy
Sun May 02, 2004 8:52 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quiet 40mm CPU fan?
Replies: 20
Views: 5940

That Papst fan is about the lowest rated 40 mm fan you will find as far as noise goes. Dorothy's is a two wire. I bought a couple of three wires from www.pcsilent.de and www.silentpc.de. Now I did find a Adda model that is rated at only 10 dBa, does not push much air, but will fit with my applicati...
by al bundy
Sun May 02, 2004 8:24 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Here's a new idea in PC cooling
Replies: 40
Views: 10890

Welcome maryh!

Looks interesting - Can you describe how quiet the scroll air compressor is, by comparing its noise level to something else we may be familiar with? Also, is there an issue with condensation that might make trouble for use inside a PC case?

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