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by sareiodata
Sun Nov 25, 2007 2:58 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Making a new system... cheaply
Replies: 7
Views: 2440

GPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814125075
a bit more powerful then a 8500GT and more expensive, but Bioshok should play better to :)
by sareiodata
Mon Nov 12, 2007 10:17 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Custom case...
Replies: 6
Views: 2945

Hi. I've made my own wood case but chose a different approach: bottom to top air flow. http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=39383 Also there are a number of other cases built by spcr fans that use the same principle (you can search the "general gallery" section for inspiration). The ...
by sareiodata
Fri May 11, 2007 9:42 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: DriverHeaven's 11W ITX build
Replies: 6
Views: 4007

jaganath wrote:amazing; only 7W avg. consumption (xvid playback)! only problem is it's very expensive.
Hmmm...I wonder if you could run it on AA-batteries...I don't know why I would want to do that... but it would be something... :))
by sareiodata
Wed May 09, 2007 1:29 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My "Sleeper" Rig...
Replies: 16
Views: 9005

Check the temperature on that HDD...I think it's running hot. You could check with Speed Fan. Other then that ...I really like old small cases...looks great... Also if you are planning to get a Geforce 7600GS I would suggest looking for a HIS 1650 PRO card, because thous take air from the case and e...
by sareiodata
Sun May 06, 2007 10:16 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Would more watts be better for system thats on 24/7?
Replies: 8
Views: 2914

bumthology wrote:Great.

Anyways i've noticed on a certain website i go to that they no longer stock FANLESS PSU's.
Is this because they are very inefficient? or have a high failure rate?
Mostly because they are expensive and people don't buy them...Also I've heard people complaining about failing Antec Phanthom's.
by sareiodata
Sun May 06, 2007 3:35 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD Elastic Suspension... Show your pics!
Replies: 446
Views: 955403

Quite safe...as long as you use strong rubber bands. Also you will need just a little air flow around the HDD to prevent overheating.(a 80mm fan @5V will do the trick) Nothing more...
by sareiodata
Sun May 06, 2007 3:28 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: 3D models of my wooden case, input wanted :)
Replies: 12
Views: 5518

Oau....that's something...I can tell by just taking the motherboard as a reference that it will be a really big case. Also it is quite complicated from my point of view. As far as the components place go's it's the same design as my case from my signature except the hdd : that design has a cable len...
by sareiodata
Sun May 06, 2007 9:45 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: WOOD Case - vertical airflow ( all black :D )
Replies: 21
Views: 19180

Does having the optical drive vertcally affect it in any way..? Not really ...I have a feeling thou, it might write dvd's slower or it could have been because I used really cheap dvd's. Regarding flipping the dvd - the L shaped metal pieces I used to assemble the entire case together had an exact s...
by sareiodata
Wed May 02, 2007 12:13 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: custom wood case - questions
Replies: 17
Views: 5137

if one thing I can suggest from my experience building my wood case is WIRES ARE SHORT!!!. Plan carefully where your wires are suposed to be. The wires that power the computer from the power source are most troubling.

Good luck!
by sareiodata
Tue May 01, 2007 11:43 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 24/7/365 very low traffic web server components
Replies: 15
Views: 4448

Why not use a second hand laptop? No PSU fan, main fan only comes on with heavy use. I don't think this is a solution...Laptops are not designed to work 24/7. Even after a few hours of idle operation the bottom of any laptop will get hot...that might not be a problem at first but the hdd will slowl...
by sareiodata
Tue May 01, 2007 11:43 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Virtually Inaudible Lian Li AMD Rig
Replies: 19
Views: 9823

Now this is superb...are your component's wireless , cause I can't see any wires... :)). Great job...
by sareiodata
Wed Apr 18, 2007 3:13 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Dell Precision 690 or ?
Replies: 8
Views: 6493

What about Alienware...they have workstations starting 2500 $. They "advertised" it as silent workstation.... Excellent Cooling - Three 120mm fans Maybe they come with some sort of temperature control...or you could ask for one...after all ... you are paying a lot of cash on one of those... http://w...
by sareiodata
Tue Apr 17, 2007 5:23 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: is power management bad for your monitor?
Replies: 20
Views: 11944

surely the backlight undergoes a state change? that may be so...but you must consider the fact that a LCD monitor comes with a 3 year warranty...they must have thought of this issue...and if after 3 years the LCD does fail...oh well...by that time a similar monitor might cost 3-4 times less then it...
by sareiodata
Mon Apr 16, 2007 6:26 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: WOOD Case - vertical airflow ( all black :D )
Replies: 21
Views: 19180

I'm using normal rubber bands...but since I don't use them to suspend my hdd and only my 2 fan's I really don't care that much if one fails...also they are really easy to work with compared with the wire's I used before. The fan grid from the PSU doesn't matter that much...I did stop the PSU fan wit...
by sareiodata
Mon Apr 16, 2007 5:46 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: WOOD Case - vertical airflow ( all black :D )
Replies: 21
Views: 19180

UPDATE

** UPDATE ** I've made a few modification's to my computer! 1. Changed the Intel Box Cooler with Arctic Freezer 7 Pro (because is incredibly quieter and cools a lot better than the Intel one and because is 3 times cheaper then the Ninja). 2. Made a hole in the back through were all the cables pass. ...
by sareiodata
Wed Apr 11, 2007 1:33 am
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Thoughts on low power HDD storage
Replies: 41
Views: 26769

Since we are talking about green computing, 2 x 750GB HDD are the best solution in my opinion! Reusing 40G or 80G HDD's won't get us any were, because they will use just as much power as the 750 G. It is expensive but from a power consumption point of view is the best GB/W ratio :D. Hell, I'm still ...
by sareiodata
Mon Apr 09, 2007 3:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Toms Hardware Being Sold
Replies: 13
Views: 6531

I've been reading the THG forums for quite some time and never have I seen so much discontent with the users regarding the quality of the articles! I hope things turn out better...some articles where really bad...
by sareiodata
Thu Mar 29, 2007 10:53 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: WOOD Case - vertical airflow ( all black :D )
Replies: 21
Views: 19180

My young padiwan...welcome to da dark side :P Thank you!!! It's good to be here...nice and cozy and dark!!! :lol: How does the DVD work having there? I was considering that position but was afraid it might hit the desk or something like that The case is next to my desk...it doesn't have much to hit...
by sareiodata
Wed Mar 28, 2007 11:55 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: WOOD Case - vertical airflow ( all black :D )
Replies: 21
Views: 19180

AAAUUUUGGGGGHHH!!!!! You bent the video card backplane! NOOOOOOOO!!!!!! Ha ha! I guessed i did that, didn't I ? :lol: I remember the exact moment when I put for the first time the video card and it didn't fit. Without the slightest hesitation I just reached for the plier and it was done. :D . Since...
by sareiodata
Wed Mar 28, 2007 7:02 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: WOOD Case - vertical airflow ( all black :D )
Replies: 21
Views: 19180

I'd place the HD under the optical drive, on edge of course, That is actually a very good idea! I wonder why didn't I think of that :D ! I think I will mount the HDD in this way! Thank's for the heads up! I'd be tempted to do a stealth job on the optical drive. A slot type would be nice, or a drawe...
by sareiodata
Wed Mar 28, 2007 12:02 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: WOOD Case - vertical airflow ( all black :D )
Replies: 21
Views: 19180

Thank you all for your feed back! Is the top latched/locked on? The top is like 1-2 mm longer then the distance between the front and back plate so it stays fixed by friction and 4 screws that don't let it fall inside the case... The side panel is also held by friction alone... The top is really eas...
by sareiodata
Tue Mar 27, 2007 8:48 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: WOOD Case - vertical airflow ( all black :D )
Replies: 21
Views: 19180

Thank you for the feed back! Possible improvements.... swap the HS for something like a fanless Ninja This is my idea to, No.1 on the to do list! the PSU -- it looks like a generic model that's probably not so quiet. Even a fan swap and grill snip might be enough. The PSU IS a generic model (it came...
by sareiodata
Tue Mar 27, 2007 5:56 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: WOOD Case - vertical airflow ( all black :D )
Replies: 21
Views: 19180

WOOD Case - vertical airflow ( all black :D )

Ok...so I've wanted to do this for some time now! Initially I wanted a normal ATX standard case made out of wood, with the air flow from front - to - back, but after seeing some of the other Wood cases build by some of the users of this forum I decided that a down - to - up air flow would be best su...
by sareiodata
Sun Mar 25, 2007 10:44 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Fanless cooling of slow processors?
Replies: 11
Views: 3613

Search Ebay for an old AMD K6-2 or Pentium III @500 Mhz with 64 ram or so. I have an AMD K6-2 @450MHz as a rooter useing Windows XP and I have no problem what so ever...most of the job is done by the two LAN Cards. I have it running for 2 months and only restarted him twice(Windows XP I presume... :...
by sareiodata
Wed Mar 14, 2007 12:39 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: can a computer case be made into a big heatsink?
Replies: 33
Views: 18784

"Pure silver has the highest thermal conductivity" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver) ... so if you can afford it ... an Al - Ag alloy could become an effective heat sink. However... with the use of a heat pipe and an increase in size of the Al heat sink (let's say the side panel of the computer ...
by sareiodata
Sun Mar 11, 2007 2:27 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: My latest case design... any other input?
Replies: 12
Views: 5567

Re: My latest case design

Interesting design! I was thinking about an vertical design case my self. You could position the CD-ROM vertically so it would not block any airflow.
What is ABS by the way?
by sareiodata
Fri Feb 23, 2007 2:43 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Uberconductivity with new material/tech
Replies: 8
Views: 4467

At its core, IsoSkin heat spreader technology uses what's known as a planar capillary. This planar capillary provides the necessary amount of liquid (usually water) to handle power densities of up to hundreds of watts per square centimeter I think this is some kind of heat pump...or an array of hea...
by sareiodata
Mon Feb 19, 2007 11:55 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: independant power switch for drives?
Replies: 2
Views: 1515

I have 1 WD sata hdd for OS and another PATA for storage(the last one is really noisy ). What I did was to setup the hdd to stop after 3 minutes. In windows you go to : Display properties / Screen Saver / Power / Turn off hdd : after 3 min. Other then that you just have to make sure that the program...
by sareiodata
Thu Feb 15, 2007 12:37 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Carbon-Fibre Computer Case
Replies: 60
Views: 32900

A gold case is not going to make it any cooler Andy It was more of a joke ... There will never be a commercial real gold case, and probably no one will build such a case for it's thermal properties and instead it will have a decorative roll :) . Some ventilation holes will probably have a bigger ef...
by sareiodata
Wed Feb 14, 2007 3:21 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Carbon-Fibre Computer Case
Replies: 60
Views: 32900

Lead is a great sound insulator but toxic. You could always use gold instead of lead...same weight...not toxic...great for heat transfer ... a little on the expensive side, but what don't we do for a silent PC... :). Probably a thick plate of steel (something like 2-3 mm) would have enough mass not...