Search found 6 matches

by wilburpan
Fri Dec 01, 2006 11:17 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: SPCR Designed Computer Systems
Replies: 216
Views: 287899

Concerns for the website's future

One issue that arises is that there will be a conflict of interest regarding reviews of any silent PC components in the future. I'm not trying to cast any doubt on the integrity of the SPCR staff or writers, but if SPCR is engaging in a business venture involving hardware that they either review or ...
by wilburpan
Tue Mar 07, 2006 9:13 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Silencing a PIII in a Slotket
Replies: 10
Views: 2452

Well, I tried passive cooling with the stock heatsink by removing the fan. I didn't try reversing the power supply fan, as the power supply is new, and I don't want to void the warranty yet. My PSU does have a 120mm fan, so I had high hopes for this experiment. No go. Under load, the CPU temp shot u...
by wilburpan
Mon Mar 06, 2006 7:06 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Silencing a PIII in a Slotket
Replies: 10
Views: 2452

Thanks for the suggestions. Unfortunately, because of the design of the Socket 370 --> Slot 1 adapter I don't have a whole lot of room for a HSF. There's not much side clearance because the PIII is oriented 90 degrees to the motherboard, and there's not a whole lot of vertical clearance because of t...
by wilburpan
Sun Mar 05, 2006 1:10 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Silencing a PIII in a Slotket
Replies: 10
Views: 2452

Silencing a PIII in a Slotket

I have an old 750 MHz PIII desktop that I am converting into a fileserver. I made my big first leap into silent computing by replacing the old wind tunnel 300W power supply with a 380W Antec Truepower 2.0. Now I can hear the CPU fan, and am looking to try to quiet this down. My motherboard is an Abi...
by wilburpan
Tue Feb 28, 2006 3:42 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Power supply for a cheap server with 4 drives
Replies: 5
Views: 1853

Well, I've done some more looking around into power supply requirements, and it does appear that the primary power users in my system will be the hard drives. This is how I've estimated things: CPU - PIII 750 MHz: 35 watts RAM - 3 sticks PC133: 36 watts VGA: Cheap AGP card: 20 watts Hard drives: 4 A...
by wilburpan
Mon Feb 27, 2006 5:52 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Power supply for a cheap server with 4 drives
Replies: 5
Views: 1853

Power supply for a cheap server with 4 drives

I have an old Pentium III computer that I'm planning on converting into a Linux fileserver. I'm looking for a quiet power supply to replace the cheap windtunnel power supply this machine currently has. The thing is, I don't want to overbuy, and even the lowest end power supplies I'm looking at seem ...