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by digitalfeed
Sat Mar 03, 2007 10:16 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec NSK1300 with PW-200-V DC-DC and Akasa Evo-120
Replies: 22
Views: 50585

awesome modifications eitheta! i've been looking at doing the same with the PW-200-V and now that you've done this with a higher end processor, you've helped me out in my preparation. thanks!
by digitalfeed
Wed Feb 28, 2007 7:43 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD5000KS w/ AAM Still Audible: Suggestions?
Replies: 2
Views: 1640

I had it hard mounted using rubber grommets but I know about the heavy vibrations. It's kind of hard to suspend in the Aria so, I still haven't figured that one yet. :) I did remove the drive from inside the case and held it in my hands during drive seeks to see if that helps and it does just a bit,...
by digitalfeed
Tue Feb 27, 2007 10:38 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD5000KS w/ AAM Still Audible: Suggestions?
Replies: 2
Views: 1640

WD5000KS w/ AAM Still Audible: Suggestions?

I'm hearing a lot of good things about these drives but for some reason I can't but help think the seeks should be a lot softer than how they are now. I can't tell the large difference between my old Seagate and the new WD. AAM will enable just fine, if anything, I have to listen very carefully to h...
by digitalfeed
Tue Feb 27, 2007 9:33 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 500 Gb - SATA - Silence - who's the best?
Replies: 43
Views: 32497

I just bought an OEM WD5000KS off of eBay and enabled AAM (128) on the drive but I can still hear the seeks. I honestly thought it was going to be a huge difference from my Seagate but I'm very disappointed. I know with AAM, the seeks should be quieter. I also have an Asus motherboard. Does anyone t...
by digitalfeed
Tue Feb 20, 2007 4:09 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Daisy Chain 2 PSUs: Safe?
Replies: 9
Views: 3179

Awesome, thanks for the explanations everyone!
by digitalfeed
Tue Feb 20, 2007 11:08 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Daisy Chain 2 PSUs: Safe?
Replies: 9
Views: 3179

Oh, I see what you're saying.

So just to confirm, the female adapter with the 2 wires will power PSU #2 when PSU #1 is running or when the computer is turned on?
by digitalfeed
Tue Feb 20, 2007 2:59 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Daisy Chain 2 PSUs: Safe?
Replies: 9
Views: 3179

I believe the adapter connects two PSU's in parallel mode. I've only worked with car audio so I have a basic understanding using speakers with impedances and acoustical output volume in parallel. Could someone confirm this via the following link? http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main...
by digitalfeed
Fri Feb 16, 2007 7:52 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Daisy Chain 2 PSUs: Safe?
Replies: 9
Views: 3179

Daisy Chain 2 PSUs: Safe?

Is it safe to daisy chain 2 power supplies together? Are there any draw backs? Things to keep in mind? I came across an old thread titled, Can I use 2 pico-psu's together to power my HTPC? I want to get rid of my PSU but I don't think using one PW-200-M is enough. My estimates tell me I'd be pushin...
by digitalfeed
Wed Feb 07, 2007 7:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What is your least favorite noise[?]
Replies: 35
Views: 14052

When someone runs their fingernails across one of those plastic 3D hologram-like images.

I cringe everytime I hear that sound and I have know idea why it sends shivers down my spine.
by digitalfeed
Wed Feb 07, 2007 7:47 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: TJ08 Core2 - HR-01
Replies: 12
Views: 7145

Very nice build. That looks like a great LAN computer; small, powerful and probably quieter than the competition.
by digitalfeed
Wed Feb 07, 2007 4:19 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Any Aria/NSK1300 cooling success stories?
Replies: 12
Views: 10204

Yeah, you won't be able to improve cooling unless you do some modding to it. You should be able to cut the front side internal metal frame and add 1 or 2 80mm fans. You wouldn't have to cut the plastic bezel but you'd have to take into consideration all air would be coming through the two narrow ver...
by digitalfeed
Wed Feb 07, 2007 12:54 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Any Aria/NSK1300 cooling success stories?
Replies: 12
Views: 10204

I've got a scorcher in an Aria; Pentium D 820. Temperatures are great but I had to make modifications to improve the air flow.

I've got a posting in the gallery but I've included the link here. viewtopic.php?t=35646
by digitalfeed
Tue Jan 09, 2007 6:34 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: how quiet are raptor drives?
Replies: 14
Views: 4724

I found the Raptor hard mounted in my brother's cheap flimsy aluminum standard computer case to be louder than my Seagate hard drive. That being said, I can describe the seeks more muffled compared to mine. My hard drive's seeks are quite sharp. I didn't mind the seek noise from the Raptor though. T...
by digitalfeed
Wed Jan 03, 2007 12:01 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: PD820 in an Antec NSK1300 (Aria)
Replies: 7
Views: 12165

digitalfeed, how much room is ther from the side 120mm fans to your videocard? also, how high off the bottom are the fans, how much room is there from the top of the NB HS to the bottom of the fan? if possible, do you think a Thermalright HR-05 will fit in there? i'm trying to build the exact same ...
by digitalfeed
Thu Dec 14, 2006 4:26 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: PD820 in an Antec NSK1300 (Aria)
Replies: 7
Views: 12165

If I remember correctly, the stock PSU fan had a strange connector plus a cable feeding from the fan to a spot on the wafer board. I severed the wires from the current setup, installed my own fan, ran the wiring thru with the other multitudes of wires, and powered it to 5V outside the PSU enclosure....
by digitalfeed
Thu Nov 30, 2006 12:59 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: NEW AMD PLATAFORM!!!1 AMD IS CRAZY!!!!!1
Replies: 15
Views: 6034

Before I post, why the caps in your post? :lol: I didn't really read the articles thoroughly, but I got an overall feeling that the new AMD platform isn't as efficient as Intel's Core 2. Speaking from a silence standpoint, AMD's new platform wouldn't be a wise start to build from. I guess it's like ...
by digitalfeed
Thu Nov 09, 2006 8:26 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Barebone, SFF case
Replies: 8
Views: 5976

Where are you located Racky?
by digitalfeed
Thu Nov 09, 2006 7:54 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: PD820 in an Antec NSK1300 (Aria)
Replies: 7
Views: 12165

PD820 in an Antec NSK1300 (Aria)

I got bit with the SFF craze. I like 'em a lot. I like the fact that they were more "portable" then your standard ATX case. I also wanted a dual-core processor at the time because I would be doing work in Illustrator and Photoshop, so I got a PD820 (don't laugh :P). Computer Specs Pentium D 820 2.8G...
by digitalfeed
Tue Nov 07, 2006 10:27 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: McMaster-Carr No Longer Ships To Canada
Replies: 4
Views: 5931

The system sounds like a great idea but I think it would probably be best kept for hard to find items that we wouldn't normally be able to get in Canada. As for the polyurethane, I was hoping I could get some from McMaster since it was really cheap but since that didn't work I would probably buy an ...
by digitalfeed
Mon Nov 06, 2006 9:01 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Canadian Retailers for Silencing Gear
Replies: 71
Views: 148182

Re: Canadian Retailers for Silencing Gear

Because the list was outdated, I went through the websites and updated according to whether the business was still operating. New Type: http://www.ntcw.com -- Zalman, Thermalright, Swiftech, Vantec, Alpha, Seasonic, Nexus updated Mar 23 03 RP Electronics: http://www.rpelectronics.com -- DIY Electron...
by digitalfeed
Mon Nov 06, 2006 8:19 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: McMaster-Carr No Longer Ships To Canada
Replies: 4
Views: 5931

McMaster-Carr No Longer Ships To Canada

I've heard of this online supplier a few times in the forums and decided to place an order last night for some polyurethane foam. It turns out they'll only be shipping to a few long-established customers in Canada from here on in. Shame. :( Thank you for your order. Unfortunately, due to the ever in...
by digitalfeed
Fri Nov 03, 2006 8:08 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 2 Fans Off One Fanmate without the Multiconnector
Replies: 3
Views: 1701

I did something similar but I'm running two 3-pin fans off one motherboard header since speedfan only worked on 1 of the 2 headers available. You'll need something tiny like a safety pin to depress a piece of raised metal from within the connector. Then, simply take out the wires neccessary and inse...
by digitalfeed
Thu Sep 28, 2006 8:20 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Case for silent SFF: Silverstone SG01? Antec NSK1300?
Replies: 3
Views: 2225

I probably wouldn't go with the NSK1300 because cooling isn't very effecient in this case. I've got the NSK1300 with a pentium D but I had to make a few modifications to help with the airflow. I'm not sure how bad it would be since the C2D are better with the heat but if you don't want to do any cut...
by digitalfeed
Fri Jul 07, 2006 8:10 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Does Undervolting Damage The CPU/Components/Etc?
Replies: 1
Views: 2597

Does Undervolting Damage The CPU/Components/Etc?

Hey all, I tried searching for a thread about undervolting and if it causes damage to components but couldn't find anything, so I hope I don't flamed for not searching hard enough. :lol: I've got a D820 and the P5LD2-VM and stumbled across a "manual" page within the bios that allows the user to set ...
by digitalfeed
Fri Jun 30, 2006 9:15 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright SI-128 and Ultra 120 reviews
Replies: 2
Views: 2084

Once I get the Aria case in my hands I'm going to see how much clearance I have within the case. I want to get Ultra-120 inside the case but it may require some cutting at the top. I liked the vent from the P180 case and thought I might be able to fabricate something similar to that.
by digitalfeed
Fri Jun 30, 2006 7:49 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: New passive VGA coolers from startup company Aero-Case
Replies: 131
Views: 88936

I know this is a little off-topic, but did anyone else notice the Aria case? I'd like to know more about it but I can't seem to find any information on the site about it. Looks pretty nice too with the dark grey chrome like colours. :D
by digitalfeed
Thu Jun 29, 2006 7:35 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Aria's 300W PSU Enough For A Pentium D 820?
Replies: 7
Views: 2592

Ah, that's it, positive pressure.

mmm, pudding.
by digitalfeed
Thu Jun 29, 2006 4:56 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Aria's 300W PSU Enough For A Pentium D 820?
Replies: 7
Views: 2592

jaganath , I chose the CPU since I wanted to get a dual core processor for the type of programs I would be running (mainly multiple display programs for presentations that required videos and the like). I saw it on eBay for cheap so I decided, why not? I've now seen that the 9xx series on the 65nm ...
by digitalfeed
Wed Jun 28, 2006 6:25 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Aria's 300W PSU Enough For A Pentium D 820?
Replies: 7
Views: 2592

Aria's 300W PSU Enough For A Pentium D 820?

I've been away from computers for a little bit now (seems like ages has passed with all this new technology) and I'm finally building myself a new computer to replace my aging 500MHz AMD K6-2 computer. (I know, it's really old :P ) I really liked the Antec Aria's SFF style case so I based the comput...