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by mo786
Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:40 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD silence - achieved
Replies: 17
Views: 4842

HDD silence - achieved

I have finally reached hard drive silence perfect. For years I have had my HDD (3 year old Western Digital 500gb) in a box as such http://www.scythe-usa.com/product/hdd/005/sqd1000_detail.html I had it sat on the floor of my case - this killed most of the noise but I still had vibration - I lived wi...
by mo786
Sat Oct 06, 2007 10:19 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Material to put HDD Enclosure onto?
Replies: 3
Views: 1365

Thanks for that - interesting idea with the cardboard we work in CMs here -so i will try to convert your inch measurements :lol: Interesting you suggest not to cover the ENTIRE enclosure with a block of foam (underneath) - but rather small areas Do you mean 4 little squares in each corner or one blo...
by mo786
Fri Oct 05, 2007 11:11 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Material to put HDD Enclosure onto?
Replies: 3
Views: 1365

Material to put HDD Enclosure onto?

I have a scythe quiet box. It vibrates a little. If I put it onto the fllor of my metal case the case vibrates and makes noise. I cannot mount it - so what is the best type of material to ptu the enclosure on? I am guessing FOAM? The harder or softer stuff? Is there any risk of fire with foam? The p...
by mo786
Thu Oct 04, 2007 6:54 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Plastic Cases?
Replies: 6
Views: 2384

Dumb question - what does the shielding do? protect the PC parts?

what if you then have half the case open on the side anyway? plus i;ve seen custom made cases made out of wood and stuff - are they potentially dangerous in any way?
by mo786
Thu Oct 04, 2007 4:50 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Plastic Cases?
Replies: 6
Views: 2384

Plastic Cases?

We all know how metal cases can cause vibration noises to osudn loud This could be solved by using plastic casing right? Are there any plastic cases otu at the moment? I have a Sonata 2 - without the side cover on its fairly quiet but when the side cover is on it makes loud humming osunds - any ideas?
by mo786
Tue Jul 24, 2007 11:02 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: AAM - Performance
Replies: 4
Views: 1923

I am suspicious that setting AAM to quietest is causing me problems! Since I got my WD 500GB SATA and put on AAM my PC would randomly freeze - I put this down to Windows Indexing service - which I switched off and it has helped a lot - but I wonder if it was AAM being on that caused the slowdowns in...
by mo786
Mon Jul 16, 2007 11:26 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: AAM - Performance
Replies: 4
Views: 1923

got any cheap/free/ tools that let me test it?

is 7ms a lot?
by mo786
Mon Jul 16, 2007 4:41 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: AAM - Performance
Replies: 4
Views: 1923

AAM - Performance

I ahve a WD 5000 AAKS which was bloody noisy with its seeks inside s Scythe Quiet box.

Using AAM on 128 it has killed all of the noise - however i notice the nosie pretty much died at a much higher setting but i took it down to 128 for good measure

what sort of loss in performance will i see?
by mo786
Sun Jun 17, 2007 7:41 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Scythe Quiet Box Gel
Replies: 1
Views: 1913

Scythe Quiet Box Gel

Can this stuff be reused when you change hard drives? can you buy the sheets on their own i nthe UK?
by mo786
Wed Apr 25, 2007 2:22 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: effects of overheating
Replies: 7
Views: 3220

thanks

got a warranty and i had a drive repalced when i first bought it and samsung were good about it - dont fancy sending another one back tho - especialy if its down to the scythe box.
by mo786
Tue Apr 24, 2007 4:41 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: effects of overheating
Replies: 7
Views: 3220

effects of overheating

Hi I have a Samsung 400gb SATA HDD. What are the possible side effects of overheating from being in the scythe silent box? Current temp is 41degres but it is not screwed on - I took it out before and it felt pretty hot - I suppose 45degrees - 50degrees is teh max it woudl hit. I ask because last nig...
by mo786
Sat Jan 20, 2007 5:20 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Scythe Quiet Drive enclosure, it´s good :)
Replies: 94
Views: 89737

2 Questions

1) Does anyone knww if this is an improvement voer the old Scythe Silent Box? http://www.silentpcreview.com/article245-page1.html

2) What is the best material to put under if if layign it on the case floor?
by mo786
Mon Nov 27, 2006 7:30 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Do fans TICK?
Replies: 8
Views: 2798

well this is odd... its not the PC! I was lying in bed at night at 5am and I could still hear the noises so they sound like they are coming from inside the house...i am thinking maybe the attic because its a bit random the way its just appeared! i hope there isnt some sort of creature up there! as s...
by mo786
Sun Nov 26, 2006 8:04 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Do fans TICK?
Replies: 8
Views: 2798

i dunno - i am baffled i am 99% sure its coming from the computer - i dont have anything else in my room that is on or moving - the only thing in my pc is the case that moves (i have a phantom 350w psu and a ninja cooler with no fan) the nosie is VERY faint - its like a very numb ticking sound - its...
by mo786
Sun Nov 26, 2006 6:06 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Do fans TICK?
Replies: 8
Views: 2798

Do fans TICK?

I have an Orange Nexus fan at the lowest setting - am I going crazy or do they make VERY faint random ticking sounds? The fan can spin freely so I am imagining its something inside...? I cannot think of any other noise sources in my room or in my PC because everything else is fanless. I ahve a Zalma...
by mo786
Sat Nov 18, 2006 10:12 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is this feasible or is it just plain crazy?
Replies: 0
Views: 1299

Is this feasible or is it just plain crazy?

Right, I have an Antect sonata 2 case. Going from an ABIT AV8 (Athlon 64 cpu) to an Asrock ContoeeSata2 board (Core 2 Duo) - the design of the Asrock has meant my wires are all over the palce and it has made it very hard to get my Scythe SIlent drive down on the floor with any decent sort of padding...
by mo786
Sat Nov 18, 2006 9:51 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Suspend a Scythe Silent Drive?
Replies: 5
Views: 2771

I have some foam - tough and soft

I find that the vibrations carry through from the Scythe to the case (and causes a lot more nosie - so if the Sycthe goes into the case it will have to be suspended or something.
by mo786
Sat Nov 18, 2006 8:26 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung Spinpoint T - 300 & 400 GB
Replies: 74
Views: 64190

Well I got my 400 SATA2 Samsung today and I am disappointed - I can definitley noticed its crunchy seeking sound - its much worse than the previous Samsung model (I had a 160gb version) -its inside my Scythe silent box and I can definitley hear the seeking whereas I couldnt on my old HDD and when I ...
by mo786
Sat Nov 18, 2006 8:19 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Suspend a Scythe Silent Drive?
Replies: 5
Views: 2771

Suspend a Scythe Silent Drive?

Anyone done it? Its so big that I will struggle to suspend it in my cage!

What sort of elastic did you use and how did you go about it? - pic if possible

Thanks!
by mo786
Sat Nov 18, 2006 7:27 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec Phantom 350 - Temps?
Replies: 2
Views: 1547

Antec Phantom 350 - Temps?

Hi I have had an Antec Phantom 350 fanless PSU for a whiel now. I have upgraded my set up and most importantly I have gotten rid of 1 fan in my PC - the CPU fan (went for a fanless Ninja) - I now only have a case fan running at very low speeds (a Nexus orange thingy!) I am now running a Core2Duo E64...
by mo786
Tue Nov 14, 2006 5:04 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Abit AV8 and no CPU fan?
Replies: 2
Views: 1624

Abit AV8 and no CPU fan?

I currently have an ABIT AV8 with an Athlon 64 and a Zalman HS with a Nexus (Orange) fan with a low speed setting - if I set the speed too low the system will beep 9I have muted it) - currently spinning at around 560-600 rpm and getting a CPU temp of 38. I am gonna install a Sythe Ninja soon - how w...
by mo786
Sun Nov 12, 2006 10:31 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best fanless CPU Cooler
Replies: 7
Views: 2497

I have a Nexus fan being held up in my tower by the sort of elastic foudn in underwear - its slightly dodgy which is why I wanan get rid of the fan!

I stick in a ninja - thanks.
by mo786
Sun Nov 12, 2006 10:04 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best fanless CPU Cooler
Replies: 7
Views: 2497

last time i was looking at these things they were fat beasts - is it safe to put it onto the mobo so its sideways? do they need extra support to hold them up (if you see what i mean)
by mo786
Sun Nov 12, 2006 9:51 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best fanless CPU Cooler
Replies: 7
Views: 2497

Thanks - I will check them out

Is it totally safe thesedays for a fanless heatsink?


Forgot the exact model which is why i didn't include it :D - its big enough to take a fairly massive heatsink tho so not a problem
by mo786
Sun Nov 12, 2006 9:05 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best fanless CPU Cooler
Replies: 7
Views: 2497

Best fanless CPU Cooler

What is the current concensus on the best heatsink that doesn't need a fan?

(I have an Athlon 64 and a Abit AV8 Mobo and an Antec case)
by mo786
Wed Jan 11, 2006 5:27 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Zalman 7700 ALCU - Nexus 120mm
Replies: 2
Views: 1216

Zalman 7700 ALCU - Nexus 120mm

Hi I did a home made Nexus 120mm to Zalman 7700alcu mod - the other week it came apart! luckily i noticed it. In the meantime I took another off the back and put it OVER the HS with elastic band, just now one of the bands snapped and the fan fell off again, at the moment there is one elastic band ke...
by mo786
Fri Oct 21, 2005 7:53 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec Phantom 350W - HOOOOT!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1226

Antec Phantom 350W - HOOOOT!!

Installed one of these in my Sonata II case today a few hours ago. I have almost no airflow. The case itself is very warm but the PSU to thw touch is VERY hot (i.e I cannot touch it for very long - a couple of seconds) I have the slot underneath the PSU with no fan on it (120mm fan) - the exhaust fa...
by mo786
Mon Oct 17, 2005 3:49 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 2 questions - Nexus and Volts
Replies: 1
Views: 959

2 questions - Nexus and Volts

Hi I have a couple of Nexus 120mm to install - I understand they have to be running at a minimum speed before they actually come on? i currently have mine running at 540RPM and it is coming on - what voltage is this? and what voltage does the Zalman Fanmate 2 offer (which is what I am using) Just wa...
by mo786
Mon Oct 17, 2005 3:06 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Hit me with it - what is the quietest PSU (Seasonic S12?)
Replies: 11
Views: 3486

hmm, so i would put the fan on my air intake slot in my Sonata 2?

My case si pretty small...however I am def gonna go for the Phantom I think - altho the area around the PSU is solid metal in case so I aint sure where all the hot air will go!

How hot should a HDD go?
by mo786
Mon Oct 17, 2005 8:12 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Hit me with it - what is the quietest PSU (Seasonic S12?)
Replies: 11
Views: 3486

I have a Zalman 7700 AlCu for the CPU with a slow Nexus on it. That works pretty much silently. The fanless PSU I was looking at is the Antec Phantom - which is available in the UK I have quite a small case - Antec Sonata 2 - i better make sure the PSU is easy to change first - but I am unsure if I ...