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by edcrane
Tue Jul 27, 2004 8:13 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate warranty increased to FIVE YEARS
Replies: 22
Views: 5650

3 years is nice, but I do think that there is some value in the extra 2 that seagate is offering. I for one am still using a more than 2 year old wd1200jb as a primary drive for my workstation. In all likelihood I'll still be using it in another year, and it would be nice to not have to worry about ...
by edcrane
Fri Apr 09, 2004 11:18 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Smart Drive 2002C + WD Raptor.. Still noisy! Any ideas?
Replies: 32
Views: 9391

In my experience the answer to WD whine is DIY carving rubber enclosures. The single catch is that the enclosure has to have good thermal contact with the drive (which means thermal paste + tight construction) in order to effectively dissipate the heat. Two drives in this type of enclosure typically...
by edcrane
Wed Apr 07, 2004 2:17 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: has anyone seen this?
Replies: 9
Views: 3555

yes. fire hazzard?
by edcrane
Wed Apr 07, 2004 11:45 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Designing the "perfect" case
Replies: 31
Views: 11247

Well, I think I get where bluefront's coming from. The two cases where I think muffling can be thought to be crucial are 1) when performance/other attributes trump the value of an individual components silent alternative (For example, I love the heat dissipation characteristics of the 9600, but ther...
by edcrane
Tue Apr 06, 2004 4:28 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Alum vs. Steel - which cools better TESTED
Replies: 20
Views: 7468

Rusty075 wrote: But yes, you basically restated exactly I what I said in the paragraph immediately following my "bad analogy"
Sure, I wasn't arguing with your reasoning. I just have a strange analogy fixation. :D
by edcrane
Tue Apr 06, 2004 2:04 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Alum vs. Steel - which cools better TESTED
Replies: 20
Views: 7468

Jan, that test is a near perfect test of whether aluminum cools better than steel when used as a case material. The simple truth is that when used as a "normal" case, its better conductivity is of no advantage. It's like painting racing stripes on your car and expecting it to go faster. Bad analogy...
by edcrane
Mon Apr 05, 2004 7:22 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Casuality of war, SL350S
Replies: 10
Views: 2908

just a part of being a silent enthusiast. I did exactly the same thing a year and a half ago.
by edcrane
Sun Apr 04, 2004 10:43 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Buzzing fortron PSU? It's not even turned on!
Replies: 4
Views: 1532

Hmm. I don't think it has PFC. I searched through my order history @ newegg and found it's actually a 300watt model: http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDe ... 979&depa=0
by edcrane
Sun Apr 04, 2004 7:04 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 4 fans evaluated - 120mm (the sequel)
Replies: 27
Views: 25140

I like how you organized your review. It makes a lot of sense to group by RPM rather than just voltage. But is there any chance of getting an mp3 of what "twirling" sounds like? I'm having a hard time imagining it.
by edcrane
Sat Apr 03, 2004 7:22 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Questions about case vibration
Replies: 16
Views: 5776

I do wonder just how bad it is to unplug the fan while it's running. And I should admit that I have done so and haven't yet expereinced any problems. I don't make a habit of it though. I've never had a problem UNplugging a fan, but I did toast an older p3 mobo by plugging in an 80mm L1A while the c...
by edcrane
Sat Apr 03, 2004 7:16 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Zalman Fans
Replies: 15
Views: 4650

yeah I agree with you about the 92mm. the whole 38cfm @20dba seems generous in one direction or another.
by edcrane
Sat Apr 03, 2004 2:40 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Buzzing fortron PSU? It's not even turned on!
Replies: 4
Views: 1532

Buzzing fortron PSU? It's not even turned on!

I have a 350watt fortron psu with 120mm silenx fan. When the computer is turned off it makes a slightly audible buzzing sounds. what's up with that?
by edcrane
Sat Apr 03, 2004 7:04 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Yeong Yang dual 120mm case
Replies: 18
Views: 4972

lucienrau wrote:Interesting design... When did case manufacturers forget about simplicity as a design concept. It looks like someone modded window blinds onto the case.
agreed. there's a plethora of really ugly/deformed cases out there, but only a handfull of tastefull/minimalist designs. <sigh>
by edcrane
Fri Apr 02, 2004 7:10 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: cpu kernal
Replies: 4
Views: 1428

I don't know dude, but on every MB i've owned, out of three sensors, one is always insanely high.
by edcrane
Fri Apr 02, 2004 2:58 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 4 fans evaluated - 120mm
Replies: 26
Views: 14375

well, got my evercool alum 120mm from directron today and I love it. at full throttle it's obviously a monster, but at 3v it performs very well and starts everytime. There's definitely airflow noise to contend with, but it's fairly subtle. Using speedfan, I've found my sample requires a minimum of 2...
by edcrane
Tue Mar 30, 2004 7:03 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: IBM/Hitachi versus Western Digital... recommendations please
Replies: 6
Views: 2116

Ok, well the samsung spinpoints are starting to look good. I like the performance advantage of the hitachi (particularly the faster actuator), but I don't relish the idea of spending all my time trying to silence the meowing noise that reportedly occurs every 10 minutes. I looked on newegg, and noti...
by edcrane
Tue Mar 30, 2004 1:37 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Modding an Antec 380w Truepower Whisper *cough* Quiet PSU
Replies: 7
Views: 2667

Hmm. a quiet "true power"? That's odd. During the course of modding my 330watt 2 fan whisper PSU, I removed the 92mm fan from the bottom and used speed fan to see if maybe the thermistor that controlled it was just giving it too much power. I don't remember much about starting voltage or observed co...
by edcrane
Tue Mar 30, 2004 11:32 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: IBM/Hitachi versus Western Digital... recommendations please
Replies: 6
Views: 2116

Well, I went over to storagereview and according to their results reliability for samsungs was quite bad (although there were less samples for the samsung brand than most of the others). The drive that just failed for me was also pretty low, ~20th percentile, while the WD1200jb was a solid 85. Still...
by edcrane
Tue Mar 30, 2004 8:06 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: IBM/Hitachi versus Western Digital... recommendations please
Replies: 6
Views: 2116

IBM/Hitachi versus Western Digital... recommendations please

Over the weekend, my maxtor DMP9 (160/7200/8) died. It killed my folding productivity for the entire day, managing to lockup windows while I was gone. Anyway, my own experience with maxtor (including a previous DMP9 catching on fire) has brought me to the point where I can no longer justify using th...
by edcrane
Mon Mar 29, 2004 6:34 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New bottom-vented case design, now with photos...free.
Replies: 29
Views: 11834

My primary noise concern is HD whine (not seek noise, which is most effectively reduced with decoupling). This may actually become even more of an issue this week as I look to possibly moving on to scsi. Anyway, the muffled intake in conjunction with acoustic shielding on the inside of the case seem...
by edcrane
Mon Mar 29, 2004 3:23 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New bottom-vented case design, now with photos...free.
Replies: 29
Views: 11834

Hmm, well after a second look I see your point that this is an entirely different beast (from the cookiejar). As I see it, there's a likely compromise made between ease of construction and noise reduction. It's still an excellent case idea for uses with relatively quiet components (eg: hds that aren...
by edcrane
Mon Mar 29, 2004 1:23 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Zalman Reserator1
Replies: 7
Views: 5405

The Nordic Review makes this thing sound pretty good (certainly quiet), but it only tested the thing with a single CPU. I wouldn't even bother going to watercooling for a CPU only solution, and it's capacity to cool larger loads has yet to be demonstrated. http://www.nordichardware.com/reviews/cooli...
by edcrane
Sun Mar 28, 2004 6:56 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New bottom-vented case design, now with photos...free.
Replies: 29
Views: 11834

Cool stuff. I recently did the 45degree mount w/a shitake mushroom jar from costco. I like the idea of making this more compact than the cookiejar mod, but I've got to imagine the recirculaitng air (around the HD) will inevitably cool less than fresh room temperature air. Regardless, the 45 degree m...
by edcrane
Wed Mar 24, 2004 9:33 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Perfect folding farm?
Replies: 7
Views: 2387

PPW would be a more accurate basis of comparison.
by edcrane
Tue Mar 23, 2004 2:50 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Windows XP Slowwwwness
Replies: 45
Views: 12268

You might need more ram, though this would probably manifest itself most when loading new levels in games (i used to show up to RTCW maps a good 45 seconds later than everyone else when I was running low on ram and the machine had to swap). The other possibility is that your hds are running excessiv...
by edcrane
Tue Mar 23, 2004 2:35 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Interesting Races and Folders-on-the-Move
Replies: 975
Views: 370631

Looks like me and 1911user will be close for a while. Tomorrow my athlon 1000 will finally finish a gromac it's been crunching since saturday, and hopefully help keep me ahead.
by edcrane
Tue Mar 23, 2004 7:07 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Join the SPCR Folding@Home effort
Replies: 436
Views: 169813

Crikey, after a couple days of running my two 1ghz quicksilvers, I've collected somewhere in the neighborhood of 60 points from them. :/

No wonder team OSX needs so many members.
by edcrane
Sat Mar 20, 2004 11:17 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Mounting fans at angles
Replies: 6
Views: 1816

I had an 80mm papst ngl that I put into a PSU die on me. It was damn quiet to begin with, so it took me a long time to figure out it had ceased to function.
by edcrane
Sat Mar 20, 2004 9:16 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Mounting fans at angles
Replies: 6
Views: 1816

Is this really true? I'm thinking about putting a decent amount of time into constructing some ducting and I'd rather not have to completely redo it if it kills my $20 papst.
by edcrane
Sat Mar 20, 2004 6:37 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Evercool 120mm with plastic frame?
Replies: 8
Views: 2406

would it be insane to run one of these off of a 3 pin mobo connection? I use the mobo connectors for my 80mm L1A's but I'm not sure about the draw of one of these things-