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by dhutch
Sat Nov 18, 2006 2:00 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Going fanless?
Replies: 2
Views: 1683

Going fanless?

Just a quick straw-poll judgement, how workable are the current fanless psu units? - They dont seam to be progressing as fast as i though they would. - Seams fairly easy to me, stick a big heatsink assembly out the back of the psu unit, where tha fan would usally be, and bobs-you-uncal right? Ive so...
by dhutch
Sat Jan 07, 2006 3:56 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 120-160GB harddrives
Replies: 18
Views: 6507

Well, huge delay, but about 2weeks ago i got a 200gb Sata spinpoint, from scan, with a nidec motor. - Seams to work And its a lot quiter than the old maxtor. - I'd like to compair it with the seagate barra5 thats in the server one day. - But in the mean time, the loadest thing is now the Nexus NX300...
by dhutch
Wed Oct 19, 2005 7:05 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Warning about Cool-Pacs (Gel-Pacs)!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 15404

Just an idea, but id the HDD and the cool packs where put in a airtight box, with some packets of silica-gel.....?
by dhutch
Wed Oct 19, 2005 6:57 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Reduction of whine - suspension
Replies: 2
Views: 1538

Yeah, thats what i though you'd say.

I guess i'll have a look at makeing a DIY encloser then?


Thanks, Daniel
by dhutch
Thu Oct 13, 2005 1:13 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Reduction of whine - suspension
Replies: 2
Views: 1538

Reduction of whine - suspension

Doe anyone have any very on how much diffrence suspention makes to whine levals? - I have an old 60gb maxtor4 thats by far the loudest thing in my case and i was thinking of having a go at reducing the noise. - Does suspention help with these highpitched noises, or would i be better of wraping it in...
by dhutch
Fri Sep 23, 2005 4:25 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Homemade TNN-500A
Replies: 8
Views: 3452

The giant heatsinks are not that hard to find. The heat pipes would be the adventure here. Yeah, thats how i saw it. I found these pictures of the mCubed pc http://62.101.36.209/rejsa/rejsa/userimages/_annat/3-new_2005-08-03-hfxbygge01.jpg Second image Thats the sort of this im aiming for. - Or pos...
by dhutch
Thu Sep 22, 2005 4:18 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Homemade TNN-500A
Replies: 8
Views: 3452

Yeah, it would be great, but i have no idea where to get any heatpipes from. - Bending them would be no problem, i have a mini pipe bender that would cope with the gauges of pipe involved. (i got i for gauge-pipes on our steam engine) - I have also though of using a pelter between the heatpipe and t...
by dhutch
Wed Sep 21, 2005 3:58 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Low power server
Replies: 5
Views: 2732

We have a old full size pc (althon 1000hz time pc) - I did look into a low power server, maybe an eden based system, but i come to the conclution that for a small home filesever quite possable the best thing to get is a NAS drive like the Bufflow linkstation, or the Linksis, which is apprently bette...
by dhutch
Tue Sep 20, 2005 12:26 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Homemade TNN-500A
Replies: 8
Views: 3452

Homemade TNN-500A

Ok, to everyone who though id done this, sorry, im just thinking outloud. But, if i could find a supply of heatpipes at sensable prices, and get hold of serveral large heat sinks at industial prices, prefrable 2ndhand. - Its a deffonate maybe for a project. Im just starting at uni doing Mechanical E...
by dhutch
Tue Sep 20, 2005 11:50 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ArticCooler for a x800
Replies: 0
Views: 1154

ArticCooler for a x800

Im hoping to build a MATX PC, proberbely in this case I was thinking of using this graphics card, as its a zalman like heatpipe cooler on it as stock, and have two zalmans which im very happy with. However somepeople here and elsewheree have expressed conserns about the amount heat it would dump int...
by dhutch
Tue Sep 20, 2005 11:41 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Mini-review: Zalman ZM80D-HP vs. Thermaltake Schooner
Replies: 7
Views: 3875

Thanks, thats good.

I think the schooner has a good idea, with the exturnal fins, i deffonatly thing there millage in the idea, just the imlimentaion is a little poor.
- If you could get a bigger heatsink outside the case, that would be cool.


Daniel
by dhutch
Tue Sep 20, 2005 11:36 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Zalman ZM80-HP Size Issue
Replies: 6
Views: 2533

Yeah, they can be tight, i have the older ZM80A on a NF7-S, i have a slk900 on the cpu, which means i had to site the zalman northbridge cooler i used (the blueone) and bit away, but turing its lsithgtly fitts it in with about 5mm to spare! - And air flow in fine, because almost all the heatsink is ...
by dhutch
Tue Sep 20, 2005 9:23 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: A good MATX case
Replies: 18
Views: 6524

Thats a grat post, thats. - I know i'll ahve to be carefull about cable routing, but thanks for th info on the enermax PSU, i think i might go for that, the blue/silver is a nice look, and if i can swap the PSU fan, that could work out well. - What about this seasonic uATX PSU, it that a quiet one? ...
by dhutch
Mon Sep 19, 2005 4:08 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 120-160GB harddrives
Replies: 18
Views: 6507

m0002a wrote:Of course, I do have a superior mounting system:
http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=10450
Yeah, i saw that.

So the spinpoints greatly benifit from beeing isolated i guess.
- But all in all, what ever i get (samsung/wd/maxtor) will be at least as good as DiaMax+9?


Daniel
by dhutch
Mon Sep 19, 2005 2:39 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Micro ATX PSU's
Replies: 0
Views: 836

Micro ATX PSU's

Are the any quite aftermarket MicroATX (uATX) powersupplys?

- becuase im looking maybe get this case LINKY
- but i want the system to be quiet too.


Daniel
by dhutch
Mon Sep 19, 2005 2:37 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Quiet PSU - which one
Replies: 12
Views: 3567

ok, thanks, thats interesting.
by dhutch
Mon Sep 19, 2005 1:43 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: A good MATX case
Replies: 18
Views: 6524

I was also looking at this enermax case HERE

Im also worryed about how quite these cases will be, as there dont seam to be many quite Matx powersuppleys?


Daniel
by dhutch
Mon Sep 19, 2005 1:29 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Where and how to mount an intake fan in a Sonata II case
Replies: 6
Views: 2337

i have the 'old' sonata, with no intake fan, and ive never missed it.

- I dont have intake fn on this pc eather, just a 92mm hole behind the bezal where one would go.
- neather of the HDD go over 40, except on a verylong defrag in hot weather, but thats not goin to kill them!!


Daniel
by dhutch
Mon Sep 19, 2005 1:15 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Quiet PSU - which one
Replies: 12
Views: 3567

I'd recommend a fanless PSU for that setup - either the 300watt Silverstone or the Antec Phantom 350. Fanless would great, but other people have said there very unreliable and tend to overheat and blow? - have you run a simular system off a Fanless psu, did you have and problems with it, how long h...
by dhutch
Mon Sep 19, 2005 12:34 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 120-160GB harddrives
Replies: 18
Views: 6507

stromgald wrote:... but Samsungs are the quietest drives out there ...
OK, thanks.
- So there the best, even if end up with a non-nidec one

Daniel
by dhutch
Mon Sep 19, 2005 12:03 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New A64 System
Replies: 11
Views: 2974

Yeah, i've heard the maxtors are quite good now.

I have a 120gb DM+9, and its lot quieter then the whiny old 60gb DM+ D740X in this pc, and i guess it would be fine (the DM+9).
Although i'd still prefer the quietest, wouldnt we all!


Daniel
by dhutch
Mon Sep 19, 2005 11:52 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung SP0812C - Nidec FDB available @overclockers.co.uk
Replies: 10
Views: 4521

also other people have sayed the wouldnt both as the new (FDB) maxtors are better anyway?
by dhutch
Mon Sep 19, 2005 11:43 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 120-160GB harddrives
Replies: 18
Views: 6507

Are they better then the non-nidec spinpoints?
- As it seams not possable to tell which you geting if you order online.


Daniel
by dhutch
Mon Sep 19, 2005 11:32 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: A good MATX case
Replies: 18
Views: 6524

The system i plan to put in there is this. Gigabyte K8NMF-9 K8-939 nForce4 fsb1600Mhz uATX AMD Athlon 64 3000 32/64Bit S939 Venice 90nm 1Gb (2x512Mb) Corsair, DDR400/PC3200,CL2.5, Samsung SpinPoint P SP1614C 160GB SATA 8MB Cache - OEM 256Mb Gigabyte PCI-E GV RX80256D-X800 DDRIII Silent Heatpipe Case...
by dhutch
Sun Sep 18, 2005 4:44 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung SP0812C - Nidec FDB available @overclockers.co.uk
Replies: 10
Views: 4521

Come on guys? i know slaging off OcUK is great fun, but i realy need to know How/if you can tell a Nidec before you buy it (over the web)


Thanks, daniel
by dhutch
Sun Sep 18, 2005 4:41 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: A good MATX case
Replies: 18
Views: 6524

My personal issues with the vertical drives are: 1. The small width usually only allows for 60mm fans which are loud no matter how much you slow them down. 2. They rarely allow for a good intake, severely limiting airflow. 3. The form factor usually only allows a proprietary PSU. If not, then a mic...
by dhutch
Thu Sep 15, 2005 4:18 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 120-160GB harddrives
Replies: 18
Views: 6507

Duckspeak wrote:If price is no object
Im afraid it is. I really can afford to spend much more that £55/60

Daniel
by dhutch
Thu Sep 15, 2005 4:15 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Quiet PSU - which one
Replies: 12
Views: 3567

Ralf Hutter wrote:
dhutch wrote:well, i looked at the recomened list, but there doest seem to a PSU list?
Here.
Ah. sorry, my bad!
by dhutch
Thu Sep 15, 2005 12:03 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New A64 System
Replies: 11
Views: 2974

In a simular vain, im planning this: Case. . Q-Tec EL-Micro Case With 300W Power Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . £25.73 Mobo. . Gigabyte K8NMF-9 K8-939 nForce4 fsb1600Mhz uATX . . . . . . .. . .. . £50.51 . . or . Foxconn NF48MA-KS uATX S939 nForce, SATA. . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . 52.0...
by dhutch
Thu Sep 15, 2005 11:59 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 120-160GB harddrives
Replies: 18
Views: 6507

it seams the nidecs are the best.
- But the only way to tell is to look at the underside of the actualy HDD?
- Which is usless to me as im buying of the web!


Daniel