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by Trunks
Sun Jan 21, 2007 5:07 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 3CFM - Might as well just go passive?
Replies: 2
Views: 1434

the only way to know is to try. Just some things to think about…how does the air go in to past, and out of the area. I would think if you can blow air into the intake in any way you would be better for it. It might be a simple issue if the air intake is on the bottom, raising the machine just a bi...
by Trunks
Fri Dec 15, 2006 12:21 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: sound damping pads
Replies: 9
Views: 2817

what are some other things that you can use other than the kits that are like $70 This is a popular question. I have been very happy with acustipac(SP?) but is not cheap. What kind of case do you have? It really depends on what kind of sound you are treating and how quite your stuff already is. Eve...
by Trunks
Fri Dec 15, 2006 3:58 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: sound damping pads
Replies: 9
Views: 2817

I used some foam rubber sleeping pad (camp pad), for building Hard drive holding frames. It was a reasonable vibration isolation for a machine moved around enough not to want to do a suspension. I attempted to use some as case insulation with no real luck. I think things that are sticky all over (be...
by Trunks
Wed Nov 01, 2006 9:08 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: pci slot covers: airflow question
Replies: 7
Views: 3833

I think the real think to do is just try it. In my case It had a really strange effect of substantially lowering the CPU temp and raising the PSU temp higher than I was comfortable with. I think if you have gone to the trouble and expense of Acousticpak, you don’t want to open a direct sound path....
by Trunks
Tue Oct 31, 2006 9:32 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: pci slot covers: airflow question
Replies: 7
Views: 3833

I have an Antec Sonata (1) case, rear fan triggered to only come on at 110F system temp, and a neo PSU, ninja+, acoustipac. Removing all of the slot covers made my machine louder (noise from the fan on the video card was substantially audible, My CPU peak temperature went from around 108F to 95F and...
by Trunks
Mon Oct 23, 2006 11:06 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: I need a silent desk!
Replies: 4
Views: 3070

The perfect desk can be almost anything to the person who uses it. I have been very happy with my Ikea, GALANT desk. They are not cheap, but you can get a wide range of styles and colors. Also it is very easy to adjust taller. I have mine 76 cm, but it could easily be more. Also modular, so if you w...
by Trunks
Fri Oct 06, 2006 12:07 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: new front intake and exhaust
Replies: 2
Views: 2480

Nice. This type of mod. On this case is the first external mod many make.
by Trunks
Thu Sep 21, 2006 12:32 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Ionic Breeze PC Cooling rig
Replies: 84
Views: 81919

I have an ionic air filter, it makes very lound nose when it is time to be cleaned.
And it does make an electrical noise that I can hear on a very quite day from 10 feet away.
the filter does move alot of air, but it is at zero pressure diff. so moving air from an intake to a case would be different.
by Trunks
Sun Sep 17, 2006 5:48 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P190?
Replies: 38
Views: 19509

What is that on the top, between the ports and the fan, a candy dish?
by Trunks
Sun Aug 06, 2006 11:10 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: New Enermax fans (Enlobal bearing) - any good?
Replies: 18
Views: 10660

Re: New Enermax fans (Enlobal bearing) - any good?

I saw some new fans available from Enermax - using "Enlobal Bearings". I got several 80 mm ENLOBAL - Marathon ENERMAX fans as promotional swag today. They are quite and move alot of air, one had a sticker misalined on the hub and it vibrated more. and some have a slight click, others do not. I trye...
by Trunks
Wed Aug 02, 2006 2:10 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: How are the Sonata 2's hard drive grommets
Replies: 3
Views: 2553

Re: How are the Sonata 2's hard drive grommets

Hey, i was wondering how effective the hard drive grommets that come with the sonata 2 at reducing hard drive noise and vibration. This might be a bad question but are you using the case, or just reusing the grommets? Are you considering a different grommet, or suspension or silent box? They do not...
by Trunks
Sun Jul 23, 2006 6:26 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Thoughts on Zalman FC-1 WSVG Fatal1ty ?
Replies: 10
Views: 3767

It looks good, it has a style?

I dont know how many people will like the PSU mounting, or use some kind of thread tight product on the screws.
by Trunks
Tue Jul 11, 2006 2:48 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: SOLO Vs Sonata
Replies: 14
Views: 5371

Re: SOLO Vs Sonata

jozi wrote:I really like the SOLO and need some convincing before i retired my old-ish sonata.
I don’t think you will see a benefit other than cosmetic. If you are often moving your hard drives the sonata is better in my mind.
by Trunks
Sun Jul 09, 2006 5:28 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P150: Back in Black? [called: Solo]
Replies: 228
Views: 137262

I saw the pin assignments, but I was concerned that the jumpers on the mobo were there for a reason... I still am not sure what they are there for, ... At least in the AC 97 pin out the jumpers are needed to close the output to the back. With the header plugged in, the front jack cuts out the back....
by Trunks
Sat Jun 17, 2006 11:21 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Are the new P180 fan clips for sale?
Replies: 9
Views: 4047

I don’t think it would be difficult to use a paper clip. For silence I don’t think you would be helping your self with a direct coupled fan.
by Trunks
Wed Jun 14, 2006 3:42 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180 front panel audio connector
Replies: 2
Views: 1795

I do not know. This image would lead me to believe AC97 is standard and you will have to do each wire for HD. http://www.cluboc.net/reviews/cases/antec/p180/headers.jpg ftp://dlsvr03.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/socket939/A8R-MVP/e2319_a8r-mvp.pdf It should work in legacy mode AC 97 no problem (it will just...
by Trunks
Tue May 23, 2006 6:12 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Pleated filters for computer use.
Replies: 11
Views: 5032

Raygers wrote:
I wonder how easy it would be to construct or modify an electrostatic cleaner for use with a computer? :wink:

Ray
I think it would bring more "big" dust particals in to play.
by Trunks
Tue May 23, 2006 2:11 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Pleated filters for computer use.
Replies: 11
Views: 5032

Tephras wrote:I think coffee filters are a bit too restrictive, but that's just what I presume.
not pleated.
but this kind would keep out alot of dust and look slick...
Image
by Trunks
Mon May 22, 2006 2:33 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Any white internal card readers for P150?
Replies: 7
Views: 2540

mkygod wrote: ipod white.
BYTECC

clear on white. (or maybe its silver... its maddining nig)
Image
by Trunks
Sun May 21, 2006 5:27 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Any white internal card readers for P150?
Replies: 7
Views: 2540

did you look at newegg?
It seems like every internal one is white silver or black, with a few ivory whites. I dont know if any of them are a great match for the p150


Koutech F7210
BYTECC BT-618
SABRENT SBT-ICR42W
PPA Int'l 2292
Athenatech CR-52IN1-
by Trunks
Sat May 13, 2006 12:28 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help needed to remove video interference
Replies: 6
Views: 1975

Re: Help needed to remove video interference

I was wondering whether the interference I'm getting on my monitor is due to the onboard video and TV Tuner card being close to the power supply. If this is so, is there anything I can do to shield the Tv Tuner?? I did a quick experiment with my ATI tv wonder card. I help the brick PSU from a runni...
by Trunks
Sat May 13, 2006 7:44 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Barton 2600+ Cooling
Replies: 15
Views: 3686

Shakey_Jake33 wrote:I've been recommended the Zalman CNPS7000B-CU, any opinions on this?
It is expensive. and difficult to replace the fan.

I think the ARCTIC COOLING Copper Silent 2M is a better (read less cost)option for you.
Also the Zalman may be to large at the top of the case, but I can not be sure of that.
by Trunks
Sat May 13, 2006 7:02 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Barton 2600+ Cooling
Replies: 15
Views: 3686

the 900U did me welll with my Thoroughbred 2600 just fine. I used a panflow 92 mm fan undervolted. What motherboard do you have?
by Trunks
Sat May 13, 2006 12:02 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Dorm-compatible Socket A
Replies: 26
Views: 6620

As to the 120mm fan, that's what worries me. Given that MB/case combo, will a 120mm fan even fit? The CPU socket is very near the edge of the MB, right near the PSU. How much room should there be between the two, or can they be touching? If your brother has a refrigerator in his dorm room, the nois...
by Trunks
Thu May 11, 2006 5:26 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice for a great Vista ready P150 system?
Replies: 36
Views: 9545

Re: Advice for a great Vista ready P150 system?

andras wrote: ready to run smoothly and fast the future Windows Vista. For now it should run Windows XP Media Center Edition
I dont think anyone knows what Vista will support TV tunner wise yet.
by Trunks
Thu May 11, 2006 5:24 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Dorm-compatible Socket A
Replies: 26
Views: 6620

Depending on the dorm I don’t think he will mind the noise. So much noise comes from out side the room that some kind of white noise in the room is very very desirable. But seriously…If your brother is going to university he will soon figure out how to tweak his own system. Changing the fan spee...
by Trunks
Tue May 09, 2006 6:28 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Centurion 541 build
Replies: 9
Views: 4709

Quick question... Do you know if Centurion side panels are exchangeable? I bought a Centurion 5, but didn't get it yet. Apparently they come with ugly TAC holes these days, and I'm hoping I can just swap the panels so the holes face the side of the desk where I don't see them. It does not look like...
by Trunks
Mon May 08, 2006 2:06 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: wall mounted pc
Replies: 34
Views: 20785

That is awesome.
Not only do you have air flow but you have a minimalist design.
You should seriously consider filing a patent for that case. It seems truly unique.
by Trunks
Mon May 08, 2006 11:49 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: What brand rubber fan mounts?
Replies: 7
Views: 2341

The Antec ones have held up for me (as long as I don’t trim them). I have some acusti products ones that I have moved the set several times. (testing many fans in the same case) I have not had any tears or damage. I have found like many others that foam rubber cut into little pieces works well. Bu...
by Trunks
Sat May 06, 2006 9:00 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Smallest case fitting a full size ATX Motherboard and PSU ?
Replies: 15
Views: 6599

Hi Eddy, The only way to make the case shorter, would be to make it wider, to put the PS "above" the motherboard. .. Not necessarily, remember A while ago the Casepower.com Coolive got attention here for being small and different, and having a huge fan. http://www.casepower.com.tw/english/ArticleSh...