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by ahrbruz
Thu May 27, 2004 7:11 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 2pin or 3pin?
Replies: 3
Views: 1193

Three pin usually means an RPM sensor wire. This allows you to connect the fan to a motherboard header. However, most Panaflos don't have an RPM reading capability. I assume you are refering to a Fanmate; made by Zalman - allows you to adjust voltage to the fan. (Lower voltage = lower fan speed = le...
by ahrbruz
Tue May 18, 2004 9:11 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Summer Temps
Replies: 3
Views: 1451

Summer Temps

Reporting In: :lol:

Summer is just about here at 49 north. Ambient at 24 C, and my system shows the following:

Temp Probes:
Case 27.7
CPU 38
RAM 32

MBM reports:

MoBo 37
Samsung 25
Seagate 36

Methinks the Antec P160 with a single 120mm exhaust is doing just fine.
by ahrbruz
Thu May 13, 2004 6:31 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Best Silicon/Rubber Mounts...
Replies: 22
Views: 6335

I don't know if this will help or not. The grommets are like a "Cheerio" (ceral breakfast food, not your 'goodbye') with a groove set into the outside circumference. The grommet is wiggled into position in the hole through which you would normally install the screw to hold the fan. The nylon bolt pa...
by ahrbruz
Fri May 07, 2004 10:12 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Short rounded IDE cable -- important for cooling?
Replies: 19
Views: 18289

Ralf has got it right. Flat cables tucked up to the case side via 'cable oragami' will reduce any impedence to air flow through the central portions of the case. If rounded cables could be 'flattened' against the back of the case, similar results could be realized. However, trying to flatten rounded...
by ahrbruz
Fri May 07, 2004 9:50 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Best Silicon/Rubber Mounts...
Replies: 22
Views: 6335

As an alternative solution: I mounted a 120 mm EverCool Al fan to the rear of my case using a combo of rubber grommets and nylon bolts/nuts. The fan frame is 25 mm thick, so a typical 'ear' mount would not work. The procedure involved drilling oversized case holes to accept the grommets. End result:...
by ahrbruz
Fri May 07, 2004 9:28 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: antec p160 psu vibrations
Replies: 4
Views: 1979

I agree with Loren_Brothers; as an aside, as I built my P160 system, I installed an Antec NoiseKiller silicon 'gasket' and placed two of the silicon washers on the single rail. I am using a Zalman 300A PSU, and there is no case vibration whatsoever.
by ahrbruz
Fri May 07, 2004 8:14 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 120mm Evercool Aluminium Fan
Replies: 145
Views: 87538

Frame is aluminium; blades are 'chromed' plastic.
by ahrbruz
Sun May 02, 2004 6:50 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung temp?
Replies: 6
Views: 2300

Samsungs are notorious for temp readings. At present, mine is reading 25 degrees C. Usually it sits at 18. This is with an ambient of 23.2, case temp at 27.0.

There was an earlier thread about this; give the forum a good search and you may pick it up.
by ahrbruz
Thu Apr 29, 2004 7:04 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Gaskets and washers (and my project w/pics)
Replies: 10
Views: 2559

Try posting in the "watercooling" section. You may get the results you are looking for.
by ahrbruz
Wed Apr 28, 2004 9:23 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Gaskets and washers (and my project w/pics)
Replies: 10
Views: 2559

4 case fans? You mentioned a radiator so I am assuming you are water-cooling.

Many of us at SPCR use just one case fan. The other two fans in the system include the CPU and the PSU.

Post some more specs, and I am sure SPCR members will respond post haste.
by ahrbruz
Wed Apr 28, 2004 8:16 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Gaskets and washers (and my project w/pics)
Replies: 10
Views: 2559

Welcome to SPCR! Yes, rubber grommets are the best route to go other than silicon based isolators. But, there is a bit of difference between rubber grommets and rubber washers. Grommets are the most effective as they isolate mounting screws from the case; washers will not. To effectively seat a grom...
by ahrbruz
Fri Apr 16, 2004 7:24 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman 7000A AlCu modded w/ CHROME FAN! (picture!)
Replies: 38
Views: 39395

:wink:

Come on Joseph....

Pics of how you attached the fan. And...

Did your EverCool 92 mm come with an RPM sensor lead? The one I picked up today did not.
by ahrbruz
Mon Apr 12, 2004 7:35 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman 7000A AlCu modded w/ CHROME FAN! (picture!)
Replies: 38
Views: 39395

PLEASE!

Pics of your mounting technique. Just ordered a 92mm EverCool; hope to get to the mod later this week.
by ahrbruz
Thu Apr 08, 2004 7:54 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: has anyone seen this?
Replies: 9
Views: 3526

Is this a different version of folding@home?
by ahrbruz
Sun Apr 04, 2004 7:09 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Hi all
Replies: 7
Views: 2184

:lol:

Obviously WinZip because its the only program that works effectively down under!
by ahrbruz
Sun Apr 04, 2004 7:04 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: dasman's take on the PSU duct
Replies: 30
Views: 17672

Loren: Re:P160 I had no serious problems mounting HDDs using rounded cables in my P160. True, it is a little bit finicky, but I found that by inserting the lower drive part way in, then connecting cables, followed by top drive using same technique, then push trays fully in to lock, worked. Pics http...
by ahrbruz
Sat Apr 03, 2004 8:48 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Hi all
Replies: 7
Views: 2184

:lol:
Omigosh - a neighbour!
by ahrbruz
Mon Mar 29, 2004 7:40 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: cheap and easy decoupling HD for generic aopen midtower atx
Replies: 1
Views: 1014

Have you scrolled through all of this? There are some inexpensive, easy to render methods.

http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=8240
by ahrbruz
Sat Mar 27, 2004 10:02 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Logo for SPCR?
Replies: 90
Views: 30580

How about the 'finger stuck in ear' approach? Kind of crude, but I must agree with the previous post: it is hard to symbolize a computer that is quiet. Methinks there are miillions of users out there that have no idea about 'quiet' computers. To create a logo that transfers an immediate idea is goin...
by ahrbruz
Fri Mar 26, 2004 7:52 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New bottom-vented case design, now with photos...free.
Replies: 29
Views: 11773

:) Excellent work as usual Bluefront. At first I thought your 'cookie jar' was remarkedly similar to the 'GummyBear' dispenser at my local mega-mart. I have a cruder version, two years old, for my significant other's computer. Air is drawn through the bottom of the case via an angled fan mount, in t...
by ahrbruz
Fri Mar 26, 2004 5:33 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P160 Aluminum case Review
Replies: 64
Views: 37483

I too had drive tray problems; the quick solution was to remove the face plates on the drives themselves. No problems since.
by ahrbruz
Thu Mar 25, 2004 10:20 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Logo for SPCR?
Replies: 90
Views: 30580

Or, something along the lines of this:

http://f2.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/ahrbru ... .dir=/6514
by ahrbruz
Thu Mar 25, 2004 7:56 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Quiet Case ?!
Replies: 5
Views: 2320

Zalman 300A; the earlier version. Again, no problems with this PSU to date.
by ahrbruz
Wed Mar 24, 2004 8:40 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Best Monitoring Software?
Replies: 11
Views: 3139

Re: hmm...

acompeau said: "That's strange. I just checked and Asus Probe was showing the same CPU readings as SpeedFan. I have an Asus A7N266-D mobo. I wonder if its accuracy varies?" MBM5, SpeedFan and others read from the MoBo. ASUS boards, such as my P4P800 read temps from 6 - 10 C below actuality. Thus, te...
by ahrbruz
Wed Mar 24, 2004 5:10 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Empty PCI slot & circuit board
Replies: 8
Views: 2734

Don't know if this will give you any ideas or not.

Good luck

http://www.moddin.net/article.asp?ArticleID=12
by ahrbruz
Wed Mar 24, 2004 2:37 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Quiet Case ?!
Replies: 5
Views: 2320

Welcome to SPCR! Most claim the Sonata is a quieter case as the P160 has a larger front opening allowing more noise to escape. Having said that, I have a P160. It is dampened using close-cell foam and runs a single 120mm exhaust (EverCool @ 5V, 1068 rpm). It is to my ear, very quiet. I have a ti4200...
by ahrbruz
Tue Mar 23, 2004 9:59 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Best Monitoring Software?
Replies: 11
Views: 3139

Suggest SpeedFan or MBM5. Both show temps and fan speeds.
Oh, ASUS Probe is terrible, as it reports temps far below actual readings.
by ahrbruz
Thu Mar 18, 2004 8:50 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Alternative Molex Pin Remover
Replies: 0
Views: 861

Alternative Molex Pin Remover

For those involved in sleeving, this might be of help.

http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=47415
by ahrbruz
Wed Mar 17, 2004 7:16 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: rotary tools
Replies: 20
Views: 4477

Everything you wanted to know about snipping but were afraid to ask:

http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewforum.php?f=15
by ahrbruz
Wed Mar 17, 2004 6:17 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Braiding PSU cables - Selecting braid size
Replies: 2
Views: 1054

I would suggest looking for a pre-cut kit, such as those offered by Techflex. These kits come with appropriate lengths of different diameter size to completely sleeve a standard system.

For specific sizes 'google' for pre-cut kits and make note of the content of a standard package.