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by QuietMind
Fri Apr 21, 2006 4:13 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Hi, looking for fanless AGP 6600 with dual DVI
Replies: 4
Views: 3154

Hey Disc13, I'm looking for exactly the same thing you were. How did your solution work out?
by QuietMind
Wed Apr 19, 2006 10:17 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: fanless AGP dual DVI
Replies: 9
Views: 6414

I got the card, downloaded the latest Linux driver from ATI's website, and there's a glitch with 3D applications. A bright pink warning card in the box reads "IMPORTANT! -- Do Not Return This Product, ATI Customer Care Offers FREE Product Support". So I register at ATI's site, submit a trouble ticke...
by QuietMind
Sun Apr 09, 2006 4:14 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: fanless AGP dual DVI
Replies: 9
Views: 6414

Thanks for the options. This time I require dual DVI.
by QuietMind
Sun Apr 09, 2006 12:30 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: fanless AGP dual DVI
Replies: 9
Views: 6414

Thanks for rubbing the cost in my face. :x Show me a cheaper dual DVI & I'll buy it instead.
by QuietMind
Fri Apr 07, 2006 11:40 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: fanless AGP dual DVI
Replies: 9
Views: 6414

Sure, I ordered it from Buy.com because I like their return policy better than Newegg's. It cost me $193.99, and I agree that's pricey, but I'm so busy right now I'd rather spend extra money to have a quiet solution out of the box than spend extra time modding a card to make it quiet.
by QuietMind
Fri Apr 07, 2006 1:13 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: fanless AGP dual DVI
Replies: 9
Views: 6414

fanless AGP dual DVI

I found a fanless AGP dual DVI card by using Newegg's search tool:

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ATI Radeon® 9600 PRO PC & Mac® Edition

AnandTech has a review.

I'm ordering one right now.

QuietMind
by QuietMind
Sun Jul 17, 2005 3:00 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quiet mobile rack!
Replies: 3
Views: 3325

1) When you say "it's quiet", can you relate it's noise level to other hardware in your system, so that we have some reference to compare it to? It's the loudest component in my system, but not by much. The sound it makes is gentle white noise. I've got it in a SLK3700AMB case with a S12-330 PSU. I...
by QuietMind
Sat Jul 16, 2005 11:25 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quiet mobile rack!
Replies: 3
Views: 3325

Quiet mobile rack!

I spent many hours searching for a quiet mobile rack. Searching the forums here taught me that a) mobile racks need active cooling and b) most use 40mm fans, all of which are too loud. Ralf Hutter came up with a creative custom solution as seen in this thread , but I wanted a solution that requires ...
by QuietMind
Sun Mar 07, 2004 5:56 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quiet enclosures?
Replies: 1
Views: 1000

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After researching this problem in August I bought a couple of these fanless enclosures and have been happy with them.
by QuietMind
Sat Jul 05, 2003 1:59 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung SpinPoint P80 120 GB?
Replies: 27
Views: 7873

QuietMind wrote:Who knows whether Windows is doing the right thing, but can anyway explain to me why extra drive cache on a Linux system isn't pointless?
I found a good discussion of the issue.
by QuietMind
Fri Jul 04, 2003 3:05 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung SpinPoint P80 120 GB?
Replies: 27
Views: 7873

How big is the speed difference between the 2MB and 8MB version? I caught myself looking for an 8MB version then thought, "Wait a minute". I've already got 512MB of RAM in my system, and I'm running Linux which is automatically caching all disk access in this RAM. What's the point of adding another...
by QuietMind
Mon May 12, 2003 8:16 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Damn you, SPCR!
Replies: 6
Views: 2149

Re: Damn you, SPCR!

Justin_R wrote:Nah, forget that, what you want is the latest in noise-free passive cooling technology for the kitchen-- the icebox!
LOL, a totally passive solution. I love it!
by QuietMind
Mon May 12, 2003 1:43 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Damn you, SPCR!
Replies: 6
Views: 2149

Damn you, SPCR!

I've quieted three computers in my apartment because of you (one silent even, with no moving parts!) and my attention is now focussed on the refrigerator in my kitchen. I'm wondering if Zalman makes a compressor heatpipe for it. My new Wiss tin snips (both red and green) are in my hands as I size up...
by QuietMind
Sun May 11, 2003 1:52 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I like the cosmetics of the SLK3700AMB
Replies: 2
Views: 2151

Having received my cases I'd like to warn you that two of them arrived with damage to the plastic bezel. Fortunately, I had ordered them from Directron and they replaced them for me.

I'm guessing Antec needs to do a better job of packaging these cases.
by QuietMind
Mon Apr 14, 2003 8:18 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I like the cosmetics of the SLK3700AMB
Replies: 2
Views: 2151

I like the cosmetics of the SLK3700AMB

I purchased an Antec SLK3700AMB case based on Ralf Hutter's posts and am very pleased with it. There have been many comments about its cooling and mechanical properties so I wanted to add one about its cosmetics. The color on the Antec web site is advertised as "Metallic Bronze" but mine doesn't loo...
by QuietMind
Fri Mar 21, 2003 8:54 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Tualreon-based server
Replies: 35
Views: 54615

quietmind, isnt the zalman quieter than the nexus? I don't have experience with either of them but made my decision based on the recommended PSU list , which rates the Nexus as an 8 and the Zalman a 7 on a scale of 1-10. I tested four fans before I settled on the 5-volted 92mm L1A. I tried a 120mm ...
by QuietMind
Wed Mar 19, 2003 4:21 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Does a fan guard provide EMI protection?
Replies: 2
Views: 2181

Thanks, Neil, I'll start cutting away!
by QuietMind
Sun Mar 16, 2003 12:56 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Tualreon-based server
Replies: 35
Views: 54615

he didnt even need a front fan, like he said. the only reason he put a 5 volted 92mm l1a in the front was to cool his hdd Um, thanks, but I don't see how this answers my questions. I didn't ask whether he needed a front fan; I asked why he didn't cut away the front grill. Furthermore, why not use a...
by QuietMind
Sun Mar 16, 2003 3:49 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Does a fan guard provide EMI protection?
Replies: 2
Views: 2181

Does a fan guard provide EMI protection?

I'm considering cutting the fan grill(s) out of my new Antec SLK3700AMB case and replacing it with a fan guard . Does anyone know if the fan guard provides any EMI protection? If not, is it a problem from an EMI standpoint to have a 12cm hole in my case (in the back and possibly in the front as well...
by QuietMind
Sat Mar 15, 2003 2:31 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Tualreon-based server
Replies: 35
Views: 54615

Because originally I wasn't going to put a fan there. I ended up putting that 5-volted 92mm L1A there later, for cooling the HDD. If I was doing this again I'd do the same thing, unless I was going to run some pretty hot hardware. This case has such great ventilation that you really don't need two ...
by QuietMind
Sat Mar 15, 2003 3:06 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman CNPS7000 in stock in USA finally
Replies: 8
Views: 3128

I think the downside is primarily weight, not cost. At 773g the copper version exceeds the maximum specified weight (450g) for a Pentium 4 cooler.

The AlCu version, at 445g, is safer for moving around after it's been installed.
by QuietMind
Sat Mar 15, 2003 2:58 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Tualreon-based server
Replies: 35
Views: 54615

Why didn't you cut the front grill?

Hi Ralf, I just found this site and based on your recommendation I've ordered an Antec SLK3700AMB to be the case for my first quiet computer. I noticed you cut out the rear grill in your case for better airflow and I'm wondering, from looking at your photograph, why you didn't cut the front one as w...