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by Ryan
Wed Nov 08, 2006 12:12 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: how shall I water cool a harddisk
Replies: 18
Views: 9144

It's a waste of money. If you want to make a huge difference, put a ton of weights on it firmly (like a big heatsink on the bottom and top and sides), then soft mount it, give it proper breathing room, and damping materials.
by Ryan
Wed Nov 08, 2006 12:09 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Will it fit in my case?
Replies: 4
Views: 1833

Unlikely. Assuming everything is normal, you're looking at at least 1cm for the standoffs, about another 8-10 mm for the cpu in the socket, and then the cpu. Added up, it's not enough. Then, assuming you use the fan the way it's supposed to be used, you're looking at another 10-15 mm higher. Try som...
by Ryan
Wed Nov 08, 2006 12:06 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My first mod
Replies: 11
Views: 4928

Very nice. The only thing I worry about is the thermalright hr-05 and the msofets not getting too much air. I have a thermalright v1 on my 6600. works Very well, but it might not fit on your board seeing how close the pci-e is to the chipset and cpu. it DOEs work VERY well on passive, under 40 idle ...
by Ryan
Mon Nov 06, 2006 9:03 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180 Floppy Drive Installation Problems
Replies: 7
Views: 3264

No problems for me :\ I just used the small rails, slid it in, and it went click and then it worked.
by Ryan
Mon Nov 06, 2006 4:55 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: How does one dim the Antec P150 case LED's?
Replies: 19
Views: 28136

I personally need the led's on (otherwise i don't know if my pc is on), but at night it's pretty annoying. So I just added a switch into the circuit.
by Ryan
Mon Nov 06, 2006 4:43 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Engineering the Impossible PC LOL
Replies: 10
Views: 4311

Hmm, there's a few things that could be better: 1. Corsair HX 620. it's quiet, but not the quietest you can get. 2. Drop the fan grilles. 3. hard drives need room to breathe. Plus, suspension = no vibration = win 4. wire management. eeww to those dfi cables. coulda used the ones the board came with?...
by Ryan
Sat Nov 04, 2006 10:32 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Options for Closed Corner Fans on Thermalright Heatsinks?
Replies: 2
Views: 1757

I'd vote for cutting the entire tube out. it doesn't take that much time. Maybe a minute for dremeling the sides, then another minute for removing the actual tube for that. That leaves you at 8 minutes for the entire fan. Give it another minute to clean it up, and another minute to attach it, and it...
by Ryan
Fri Nov 03, 2006 1:32 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Heatpipes, place to buy?
Replies: 7
Views: 2520

Thrilla at XS has some 6x100's and 6x200's. Give him a PM and he'll hook you up.
by Ryan
Thu Nov 02, 2006 1:50 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Where the ****** hell is the recommended PSU list
Replies: 2
Views: 1686

by Ryan
Thu Oct 26, 2006 11:55 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: eXtreme Power Supply Calculator update
Replies: 56
Views: 32691

It's not too hot for my rig.. It measured draw at over 500w. It's a single video card, 3 hard drives, and an amd opteron. Actual draw is under 300w. Please, please, please, use amps on the +12v next time. please. Anyone can buy a 700w power supply with 16a on +12v and have problems, while others may...
by Ryan
Wed Oct 11, 2006 1:56 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Almost silent high-end system
Replies: 12
Views: 6992

For those of you wondering: The Coolermaster Xtreme 600 is really a Seventeam 500. No more, no less.

Still a great supply and system.
by Ryan
Sun Oct 08, 2006 9:32 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is this Antec fan on Newegg good?
Replies: 1
Views: 1481

In my experience with clear antec fans, they are quite lacking compared to others. I recommend you go with the Yate Loon's at jab-tech for only $4 each. I find the orange ones work better than the black ones, honestly.
by Ryan
Tue Sep 26, 2006 11:35 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Is there a good <$30 PS unit out there?
Replies: 7
Views: 2447

Rosewell is like a box of chocolate. You never know what you're going to get, except fat. Or screwed, in this case. Rosewell is a grab bag. You can have absolute crap, or something ok. I wouldn't gamble it.

Try the FSP.
by Ryan
Tue Sep 19, 2006 9:23 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: The Nexus 120mm fan corner cutting guide...
Replies: 64
Views: 160350

Another solution: Dremel + dremel router bit + cutting disk. Cut the two sides, then router out the bottom part. It should just come right off. Faster than both methods.
by Ryan
Tue Sep 19, 2006 9:21 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: A 150mm fan in a 500W $30 PSU? 150mm?
Replies: 19
Views: 5758

Well, in a powmax, the components are so non-existant, they can all fit under the fan, even if it IS a 38mm thick.

Maybe it's like the Silverstone FN91 (I think that's it) which uses 80mm mounting, but a 92mm fan. in which case, it would be a 120 or so mm frame, mounting a 150 fan.
by Ryan
Tue Sep 19, 2006 9:18 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180 Motherboard / PSU compatibility List
Replies: 104
Views: 65843

Case: Original P180 Mobo: ABIT an8 sli 32x PSU: OCZ Powerstream 420 Heatsink: Thermalright XP90 Comments: It all fits together. The big fat ATX connector fits quite well, with room to spare. The P4 connector, on the other hand, has some big problems. It's not long enough to loop around, and it's loc...
by Ryan
Tue Sep 19, 2006 9:15 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Removing P180B lower chamber fan bracket
Replies: 7
Views: 3136

You have much addiction to handle. Toss the lower chamber tri-cool, undervolt the nexus, and you will be able to tell the difference.
by Ryan
Tue Sep 19, 2006 9:14 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Ionic Breeze PC Cooling rig
Replies: 84
Views: 80387

Major errors, problems, but an intresting problem. TT would NOT be my first choice for a case for those purposes. The Aluminum they use in the cases isn't as good for silencing as some other cases, the open front makes noise more percieved, and a lot of other stuff. Assuming the cooler really DOES t...
by Ryan
Sat Sep 16, 2006 5:30 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: A 150mm fan in a 500W $30 PSU? 150mm?
Replies: 19
Views: 5758

That psu is a Piece of crap.

I'd still buy one though, at newegg for cheaper than svc, then gut it of fancy molexes, fancy sleeving, the fan, and the mesh, and then stomp the rest of the crap into the ground.
by Ryan
Fri Sep 15, 2006 10:55 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: how do i beat silence addiction???
Replies: 23
Views: 14308

There is no end. Welcome to SA. Silencers anonymous.
by Ryan
Tue Sep 12, 2006 12:57 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Recommended Motherboards: From a Silence Perspective 1.1
Replies: 163
Views: 211795

Chipset: Nvidia C51D Cooling: Passive heatpipe Undervoltable in BIOS: Nope :( Cool 'n Quiet support: Yes Note: -The board overvolts slightly, so at lowest (1.400), it states 1.425. -The temperature probes are messed. They don't work accuratly. -Under the heatsinks, there's a piece of oily rubber, pr...
by Ryan
Tue Sep 12, 2006 12:52 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Fan for XP90 - advice needed
Replies: 5
Views: 2795

On the xp90, you dcan't stuff a 120 into there, without significant mods. Try one of those panaflo's, maybe a Nexus / yate loon, scythe, etc. Just avoid the antec tri-cool in 92mm which comes in clear. Ugh, worst fans I ever used. at 5v, it's got so much clicking, while at 12v, it's quite loud. 7v w...
by Ryan
Mon Sep 11, 2006 5:33 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel's BTX form factor is dead
Replies: 8
Views: 2591

What we really need, is a 'growth' of ATX, with minor changes, while still being entirely compatable with the vast majority of ATX cases. Sort of like relocating the video cards to the bottom of the board, a re-location of memory an cpu, while still using ATX layout. that's the sorta thing that's ne...
by Ryan
Mon Sep 11, 2006 2:05 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: 0dBA Project rev.2
Replies: 50
Views: 60290

Hmm.. wouldn't even a single low rpm fan like a nexus get you like, 208370287304827034 degeres better while s till being almost 0db ?

Great work though.
by Ryan
Sat Sep 09, 2006 12:06 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Nexus Damptek Blocks
Replies: 4
Views: 2327

http://www.nexustek.nl/damptekblocks.htm

Well, firm stuff CAN absorb noise very well. Perhaps after being exposed to pc heat, it softens up a bit? I don't know, but i don't think it's a terrible product.
by Ryan
Wed Aug 30, 2006 12:23 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Silverstone 120mm 21dB fans?
Replies: 6
Views: 2860

It looks like those fans are a cousin to the white FM121's. If that's the case, then they're extremely quiet. I can't hear them with my ear a foot away.
by Ryan
Tue Aug 29, 2006 4:00 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Hard up student needs value graphics workhorse.
Replies: 23
Views: 6258

I'd recommend a 7600gs instead of an x300se, at least 1gb preferably 2gb of ram, and an X2, which is only a few bucks more than either.
by Ryan
Mon Aug 28, 2006 9:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1600501

Mayhem: Deathcrush
by Ryan
Mon Aug 28, 2006 7:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: September 11... Conspiracy?
Replies: 109
Views: 43151

Yes, I understand. The conspiracies aren't entirely true, or entirely false. The government's official statement, same. Not entirely true, but not entirely false. Believe what you want. I just don't think zooming in on a few blurry pictures, picking pictures to prove a point, even if they're not ent...
by Ryan
Mon Aug 28, 2006 3:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: September 11... Conspiracy?
Replies: 109
Views: 43151

1. We know that it is strictly impossible for any building, much less steel columned buildings, to "pancake" at free fall speed. Therefore, it is a non-controversial fact that the official explanation of the collapse of the WTC buildings is false. Actually, it's quite possible. What do you expect, ...