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by Will35
Sun Jun 08, 2003 5:50 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: slk-800 users etc lookie
Replies: 23
Views: 5623

I agree with you, Dukla.... no way that the heat generated by the CPU melted the solder. Pure lead melts @ 325c, the solders that I use in my work are closer to 400c. All the plastic in the area would have been long gone before the solder liquified. There was somebody asleep at the thermometer the d...
by Will35
Fri Jun 06, 2003 5:42 am
Forum: SPCR's [email protected]
Topic: We are the Knights Who Say Ni !
Replies: 122
Views: 74104

Now we look like a bunch of jerks BTW, I hit 20,000 points last night! Yay me! I agree, seems a little harsh to just boot those poor kids without any sort of discussion.... I found the thread quite funny. Has SPCR decided that humor is the next target for silencing :shock: the above line was an att...
by Will35
Wed Jun 04, 2003 1:22 pm
Forum: SPCR's [email protected]
Topic: We are the Knights Who Say Ni !
Replies: 122
Views: 74104

My dearest Mr. Fart,

If that's the best dog you can muster up...... sad, that's the only thing that comes to my mind.... sad :roll:

Best Regards,

Will
by Will35
Wed Jun 04, 2003 1:14 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Do you have a quiet, stable P4/533Mhz FSB?
Replies: 9
Views: 2376

Morty, I've been very happy with my current setup. I have made a couple of revisions since this post. The first was moving the 120mm fan from the intake/HD cage to the rear as an exhaust and the second has been the modification of the drive tray that contains the 'cuda V. The fan in the tray is a 60...
by Will35
Tue May 27, 2003 10:23 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron power supply with 120mm fan
Replies: 281
Views: 156958

Offroad,

you might give CoolCases.com a try for the 350w Fortron.... Katana Man and others say he's a good guy to deal with and ships to Canada too, if my memory serves me correctly :roll:
by Will35
Tue May 27, 2003 4:14 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron power supply with 120mm fan
Replies: 281
Views: 156958

I have one of each, Ken. They are equally quiet.
by Will35
Tue May 27, 2003 3:02 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: SilenX v. 120mm FSU for low airflow case?
Replies: 3
Views: 1571

Sorry about the lack of clarity, RD. Yes, the Fortron provides the only airflow thru the case.
by Will35
Tue May 27, 2003 1:59 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: SilenX v. 120mm FSU for low airflow case?
Replies: 3
Views: 1571

I recently installed a Fortron FSP300-60PN in my server box, a 1Ghz P3 with the stock CPU fan running @ 8v the PSU provides the only air movement thru the case.... the box runs 24-7 folding and serving up a web page now and then. CPU temp 45, case temp 41, PSU exhaust temp 36 w/ the ambiant temp @ 2...
by Will35
Thu May 22, 2003 6:49 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron power supply with 120mm fan
Replies: 281
Views: 156958

I haven't installed it yet. I just got done putting black expand-o-weeve on all the cables with heat-shrink (to make it pretty)
I want some of that weave stuff! Tidy is a good thing. You have a source to share :?:


Thanks, Will
by Will35
Wed May 21, 2003 6:15 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: How to combine fan isolators with wire grill?
Replies: 15
Views: 4969

why not just rotate the wire grill 45deg and screw it to the case in it's own mounting holes?
by Will35
Wed May 21, 2003 6:00 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Solid Copper Strap Heatsink
Replies: 8
Views: 4775

All else fails find a clerk and describe it to him like that. That is, if you can find one. Is it just me or do hardware stores seem to specifically employ people these days that know absolutely nothing about that they sell? Boy, ain't that the truth.... :roll: Another thing I spied last trip to th...
by Will35
Tue May 20, 2003 7:09 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Sonata Owners - TruePower 380S making it quieter
Replies: 34
Views: 11908

ahhhhh... so that is idependant of the fan. so I could mod htis with a quieter panaflo m series fan and it would work well. Well, the RPM lead comes off of the stock Atec PSU fan, if you want to maintain the RPM monitoring you'll need to get the Panaflo that supports RPM monitoring. For the M it's ...
by Will35
Mon May 19, 2003 10:37 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Sonata Owners - TruePower 380S making it quieter
Replies: 34
Views: 11908

Starsky,
The blue/black connector is a RPM lead that reflects the PSU fans rpm.
by Will35
Mon May 19, 2003 9:49 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Panaflo L1A or M1A for 5v (Antec TruePower) mod?
Replies: 17
Views: 4549

Thanks for digging that up, Mike :)
by Will35
Mon May 19, 2003 9:10 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Disconnecting fan on a graphics card
Replies: 12
Views: 3424

Cowsclaw, If it's 'hot" to the touch I'd say it's probably too hot to run without a fan.

Edit: I re-read your post.... wer'e sorta comparing apples and oranges here. I was talking about a 125-150MHz card.... I couldn't find any info on the chipset you have but I suspect that it's much faster.
by Will35
Mon May 19, 2003 6:35 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Modding fans on Q-Tec PSU
Replies: 8
Views: 2615

You might want to give THIS THREAD a look before you go cutting and soldering. 7v is not the hot setup from what I've read. If you must have 7v buy some resistors or put a pot in the fan line. You might want to spend some time reading the past posts in the Power Supply fourms, you'll come up with ma...
by Will35
Mon May 19, 2003 6:26 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Panaflo L1A or M1A for 5v (Antec TruePower) mod?
Replies: 17
Views: 4549

Use the M1As with the PSUs fan circutry as they are close to the same db as the L1A at low voltage and have the added benefit of being able to move more air should the need arise (this is a "sorta" quote of MikeC). He's addressed this in the forums somewhere but I can't seem to locate it right now.
by Will35
Mon May 19, 2003 6:09 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Disconnecting fan on a graphics card
Replies: 12
Views: 3424

Looks like the clock speed on this card is either 125-150MHz. I'd sure give it a try. Unhook the fan and try your favorite graphics intensive game. If you start seeing any artifacts or other non normal visuals it is probably going to need some type of cooling. The finger temp test will also tell you...
by Will35
Sun May 18, 2003 9:46 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Spotting Dying PSUs
Replies: 1
Views: 959

I'm not sure if the PSU in my PIII server box was dying or what but the voltage monitor started showing momentary swings in voltage that were out of spec... the thing never crashed but it has been running pretty much 24-7 for 2+ years... seemed like a great excuse to get a FSP300-60PN to replace the...
by Will35
Sun May 18, 2003 5:58 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Panaflo L1A or M1A for 5v (Antec TruePower) mod?
Replies: 17
Views: 4549

If it's THIS PSU I'd go with the M1A. It seems to have the same setup (Dedicated Fan Only power connectors) as the 380 that came w/ my Sonata case. If you want to maintain the PSU fan monitoring you'll need to find a BX which has a RPM lead. Digi-key will have them back in stock the first part of Ju...
by Will35
Sun May 18, 2003 5:47 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Panaflo L1A or M1A for 5v (Antec TruePower) mod?
Replies: 17
Views: 4549

Which TruePower PSU are we talking about, Atomic?
by Will35
Sat May 17, 2003 5:07 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Sonata Owners - TruePower 380S making it quieter
Replies: 34
Views: 11908

Is it a matter of just unplugging one fan and plugging another in? Or do I have to do some soldiering? The fan connector in the Sonata's 380 is a nonstandard (for fans) unit. Shouldn't be too much trouble to take the plug apart and solder in your new fan leads. I'm standing by till the Panaflo M1BX...
by Will35
Sat May 10, 2003 7:14 pm
Forum: SPCR's [email protected]
Topic: Could someone tell me about folding? I am confused...
Replies: 7
Views: 4495

This thread will give you the info on setting up your sig.

Happy folding!
by Will35
Thu May 08, 2003 5:00 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Which is quieter: 2.5" Notebook hard drive or Barracud
Replies: 14
Views: 2954

This thread will give you some info on 2.5 HDs. The 'cudas are really quiet especially if they are isolated from the tin case. there is some question about the cuda IV being quieter than the newer cuda V. I've only had a V and it's very quiet to my ear.
by Will35
Wed May 07, 2003 11:12 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: 120mm fan in Antec Plusview 1000/ 1080AMG?
Replies: 1
Views: 1744

Brian, You'll need 4.75" x 4.74" at least to put in a 120 fan and I'd allow a tiny bit extra so you can make sure that the fan, once it's mounted on the isolators, does not touch the case.
by Will35
Wed May 07, 2003 11:01 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Passive cooled radeon?
Replies: 2
Views: 1262

BFG, I'm using a 9000 Pro and have had the fan disconnected for a month or more with no ill effects including long bouts of gaming. It did have some incidental airflow from the internal 120 fan on my Sonata but that fan has now been replaced by an undervolted 60x15 Panaflo directly under the HD. Poi...
by Will35
Wed May 07, 2003 10:39 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Reorganize Forum Index?
Replies: 13
Views: 6777

I like your topic layout, Justin. It'll take a bit of getting used to for folks that are used to the current layout but hey..... Change is good :) The only change I would make to your proposal would be to put the "Article Discussion" under the Silent PC Discussion heading. Thanks for the time you sp...
by Will35
Wed May 07, 2003 6:19 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: putting a capacitor across a fan terminal...
Replies: 29
Views: 7236

I don't have a clue how all these electrical things work, whenever I need a resistor or something I go see the pocket protector guy at the local electronics store. :) There seems to be circutry in most current PSUs that start the fan(s) @ 12v and within seconds drops the voltage to 5v or whatever. C...
by Will35
Tue May 06, 2003 1:13 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Beautiful case with 120mm intake/exhaust and lotsa room?
Replies: 18
Views: 6640

While this Ahanix case only has a 120 fan on the rear, the double 80's on the front would allow you plenty of airflow. Besides... this is one fine looking box in my opinion :)
by Will35
Tue May 06, 2003 12:11 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Who is Digitalix?
Replies: 121
Views: 101078

We should have caught it sooner. There were signs earlier. I guess our own instinct is not to be suspicious.
Only the paranoid survive :)