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by Hezz
Fri Mar 24, 2006 10:35 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Building a PSU intake duct/vent
Replies: 64
Views: 138937

Has anyone tried mounting a 120mm fan PS upside down and cutting a large hole in the top of the case so that the PS just pulls cool air directly from the outside. This would require only minor case mods. Also, possibly the fan could be reversed so that it pushed air out. It probably would not cool a...
by Hezz
Sun Nov 13, 2005 10:15 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Building the Mother of All Silent PC cases
Replies: 19
Views: 10820

Update on mother of all case. Things are going a bit slow right now as school and other things are sapping my funds but I am making some slow progress. After reading some of the other posts on experiences with water cooling I think that I am going to take a different approach with the mother of all ...
by Hezz
Sun Oct 09, 2005 6:10 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Building the Mother of All Silent PC cases
Replies: 19
Views: 10820

IF huge blocks of aluminum weren't so expensive I would. That would raise the material cost from about 400-500 USD to over 3000 USD.

Sgtpoky,

If you can please post some pics of your rig as it sounds like a nice one.

Hezz
by Hezz
Fri Oct 07, 2005 2:52 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Some info on G72 and G73
Replies: 25
Views: 6739

They have announced the g72 for near the beginning of 2006. I'm hoping that the g72 is a further optimized 7800 at 90 nm. Then they could have a 12 and 24 pipe versions of the chip at higher clock speeds. They could have a cheap fast midrange 7600 and a new flagship 7900 made from the same chip. Hezz
by Hezz
Fri Oct 07, 2005 2:07 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Building the Mother of All Silent PC cases
Replies: 19
Views: 10820

Wisdomtooth $ Al, Great links. I had seen the A-tech cases before and they are about the best HTPC cases I have seen. Also the mCubed HFX looks like a good case. For me the deep depth for a HTPC is a problem and 16 inches is the max as far as I am concerned that the HTPC should be deep unless you ha...
by Hezz
Thu Oct 06, 2005 7:53 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Building the Mother of All Silent PC cases
Replies: 19
Views: 10820

Since starting this build project I have decided to make two cases. The case pictured above will become my CAD/Design Engineering computer and I will build a HTPC which is similar but will not have the extra lower water cooling unit. THe CAD workstation will be water cooled and have no fans and the ...
by Hezz
Wed Sep 28, 2005 4:09 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: AtomChip SG220-2
Replies: 10
Views: 3928

It's funny because the pictures of the stuff on the website look so cobbled together out of junk and photoshopped up but the CES 2006 website actually shows this company registered for the CES 2006 show. If this is bogus they are going a long way to create a hoax. http://cesweb.org/attendees/show_fl...
by Hezz
Tue Sep 27, 2005 7:33 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommend a Silent Mouse and Keyboard?
Replies: 477
Views: 646418

Guys, I got an inexpensive keyboard from Tiger direct or Newegg which is particularly quiet and also very inexpensive. It is not ultra quiet but it has a softer quiet sound which is less clicky. It is an Aopen and was less than 10 USD. Also I have an Aopen optical mouse model O-75B. It is a very qui...
by Hezz
Sat Sep 24, 2005 3:57 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: AtomChip SG220-2
Replies: 10
Views: 3928

Guys, I know this site looks like BS but the technology is valid. At least for the mass storage. I can't speak for the CPU. I remember about five years ago reading an article in Scintific American or something. The encoding is not electronic except for the driving and control mechanisms. It does not...
by Hezz
Sat Sep 24, 2005 3:19 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Bring on the critics! My P180 Dual xeon wiring
Replies: 26
Views: 14664

Mellman, Looks great. If you are not able to get those temps under control you might try mounting a quiet 120 mm fan on the side wall of the case firing directly into the passive cpu heatsinks. You could combined this with moving the HDD below and having another quiet fan pulling air in using the mi...
by Hezz
Sat Sep 17, 2005 3:14 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Building the Mother of All Silent PC cases
Replies: 19
Views: 10820

Here is a shot from the back showing the tubular steel frame that supports the structure. Everything is mounted to this light rigid frame. THe water tank is just a mockup block and some of the frame components are not in place yet such as the rear I/O card cutouts and HDD mounts. After some thinking...
by Hezz
Sat Sep 17, 2005 3:01 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Building the Mother of All Silent PC cases
Replies: 19
Views: 10820

Of course this case design is overkill but that is my idea. I want it to have enough reserve capacity to accomodate any future expansions.

Here are a couple of more picture angles.

Hezz

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by Hezz
Fri Sep 16, 2005 10:57 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Building the Mother of All Silent PC cases
Replies: 19
Views: 10820

cotdt, The pyramidal top plate is an assembly of slats with openings. It may be hard to tell in the picture as it is somewhat compressed. It is an attempt to allow a generous amount of air in the case to rise out of the case by normal warm air rising and still offer some protection to keep anything ...
by Hezz
Thu Sep 15, 2005 7:20 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Building the Mother of All Silent PC cases
Replies: 19
Views: 10820

Bluefront, All good ideas. I used similar methods with my first quiet PC and it was a reasonable success. With this PC because of it's intended use I need a more robust solution than my previous effort. I will need a quieter PC and one that can handle any CPU, GPU and PPU that I need to cool. Plus I...
by Hezz
Thu Sep 15, 2005 11:24 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Building the Mother of All Silent PC cases
Replies: 19
Views: 10820

Looks like I am going to have to host the pictures on another server so it will take a little while for me to get that set up.

Hezz

[Mod comment: you can use Image Shack. ]
by Hezz
Thu Sep 15, 2005 11:22 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Building the Mother of All Silent PC cases
Replies: 19
Views: 10820

Building the Mother of All Silent PC cases

Hello everyone, I am embarking on a new silent computer build. After starting to build up a DIY home theater and a HTPC to drive my projector I realized that I need a powerful quiet PC to do the things that I wanted to do with it. After some trail and error in other system builds that I had done I t...
by Hezz
Tue Sep 13, 2005 8:32 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Most Reliable Fanless PSU?
Replies: 48
Views: 16286

Guys, Thanks for the feedback. I will post some pictures when I get to that point but since I don't have a digital camera it is kind of a pain to get the pictures developed on CD. I think my design will be overkill with the water cooling but I am trying to make the case as quiet as possible as it wi...
by Hezz
Sun Sep 11, 2005 6:14 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Most Reliable Fanless PSU?
Replies: 48
Views: 16286

Guys, I'm new here and am in the process of building a custom PC case that uses water and natural convention cooling. It is my second attempt to build a quiet PC case but this one is a more ambitious project. THe first case was eventually a good success using a Zalman quiet power supply. I would lik...