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by Dr. Smith
Fri Oct 17, 2003 1:23 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: anyone tried reversing the airflow on a sonata for ...
Replies: 6
Views: 1941

yep, the system is pretty loud right now...I just finished it this weekend, so I'm trying to make sure its stable and get the basic apps up and running before I worry about quieting it down. I think the ati fan is actually rubbing on the little housing...its extremely loud during startup and bios......
by Dr. Smith
Fri Oct 17, 2003 8:02 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: anyone tried reversing the airflow on a sonata for ...
Replies: 6
Views: 1941

anyone tried reversing the airflow on a sonata for ...

better cooling? ( I already removed the plastic vents on the front of the sonata) I'm using a fortron PSU w/ 120mm fan the stock antec 120mm fan on fanmate ~ 7v NF7-S (with zalman on the NB) 2600xp w/ thermalright sk-7 & panaflo 1LA on fanmate (full speed) and 1 80mm 1LA @ 12v positioned in the hard...
by Dr. Smith
Wed Oct 08, 2003 7:53 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: anyone have a picture of a NF7-s in a Sonata case
Replies: 1
Views: 948

anyone have a picture of a NF7-s in a Sonata case

I'm trying to see where the wires for the front port firewire connect on the MB as well as a few other misc case wires (lights, sound inputs, etc)

thanks
by Dr. Smith
Wed Sep 24, 2003 9:32 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: radeon 9500 (non-pro)...can I get away w/
Replies: 6
Views: 3386

Its for HTPC use into a CRT projector. the general consensus is that the radeon series is better than geforce for the last few years and going forward. Quite a few people have had "issues" w/ the 9600. The 9000 is a step backward from the 8500. Other than that, I'm getting a good deal on it and just...
by Dr. Smith
Wed Sep 24, 2003 6:57 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: radeon 9500 (non-pro)...can I get away w/
Replies: 6
Views: 3386

radeon 9500 (non-pro)...can I get away w/

just an 80mm panaflo on a zalman fanbracket @ 7-10v...anyone used this approach? I'm not a gamer..its for HTPC (I've heard 2d video doesn't really drive the card much anyway). I would like to use the factory HS w/ a larger fan blowing on it from the side...I really don't want to buy the zalman heat ...
by Dr. Smith
Tue Sep 02, 2003 11:20 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: between these 2, which PS is quieter...
Replies: 2
Views: 1172

between these 2, which PS is quieter...

Atect Truepower 380 (packages w/ sonata case) or the fortron FSP300-60PN (120mm fan) Note the PN version not the non-pf version that people say is noisier. I have two systems: one for general useage, and the other is a HTPC. The HTPC needs to be quiet....so I was just wondering which of these two sh...
by Dr. Smith
Tue Aug 12, 2003 5:52 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: can you recommend a quiet 92mm fan to cool cpu
Replies: 2
Views: 1076

can you recommend a quiet 92mm fan to cool cpu

its going on a zalman bracket.....I have a vantec (which is horrible) and a zalman which is also pretty loud.


Is the panaflo L1a in the 92mm version pretty quiet?


Preferrably not papst...because they are too expensive from my local source.

Thanks
by Dr. Smith
Mon Aug 04, 2003 3:26 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: easiest way to attach fan to the system?
Replies: 2
Views: 1216

easiest way to attach fan to the system?

I've got some fans w/ bare leads that I would like to connect to 4 pin full size connectors....what the easiest (and still being safe...don't want the lead to fall out and short something) way to do this?

Thanks
by Dr. Smith
Fri Aug 01, 2003 11:18 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Easiest Way to get 5V
Replies: 11
Views: 3474

my way

you mean the fans are tapped in off of regular full size 4 pin power connectors? If so, this is what I did, but YMMV. just get a small screwdrive (glasses screw size) and use that to release the pins from the 12v line and the 12v ground. Then just switch the wires on that connector, so that the wire...
by Dr. Smith
Thu Jul 31, 2003 10:20 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman 92mm fan & Bracket vs. Volcano 6cu......
Replies: 1
Views: 945

Zalman 92mm fan & Bracket vs. Volcano 6cu......

I current have a xp1500 (not overclocked) being cooled by a volcano 6. The volcano is by far the loudest thing in the system. I also have one of the zalman kits in the closet (no HS, just the bracket, fan, and resistor to reduce fan speed). The volcano 6 is controlled by a zalman fan mate on full sp...
by Dr. Smith
Fri Jul 25, 2003 3:24 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: How many have your pc sitting on carpet vs desk/ hard floor?
Replies: 1
Views: 954

How many have your pc sitting on carpet vs desk/ hard floor?

Just curious if I would see a decrease in temps by placing my pc on a board or something hard rather than the carpet. The idea being that cases has the intake for the front fan at the very bottom of the case, so if you are on carpet, the case feet don't life the pc up enough to let air flow in from ...
by Dr. Smith
Tue Jun 17, 2003 3:50 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: do amd's still run hotter than Intels?
Replies: 26
Views: 10155

I'm not that chinsy....1700...please : ) Actually I've got 2 machines one is still using the 1500xp...which I'll probably put a 2200 in since they're so cheap...everything else on the machine is ok. The barton will be for a new machine I'm about to build. Quick question as it pertains to the barton ...
by Dr. Smith
Tue Jun 17, 2003 10:50 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: do amd's still run hotter than Intels?
Replies: 26
Views: 10155

thank you both for your input...it looks like my extra $$ goes to the dvd-r drive instead of intel...thanks
by Dr. Smith
Tue Jun 17, 2003 6:22 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: do amd's still run hotter than Intels?
Replies: 26
Views: 10155

do amd's still run hotter than Intels?

specifically, I'm looking to build a HTPC and due to price I would rather use AMD. I know in the past AMD's required more power, thus put out more heat, but is that really the case today? I'm looking at AMD 2400's and up to Barton 2800's (trying not to break the bank, but still get good speed) vs In...
by Dr. Smith
Thu May 29, 2003 8:22 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Quiet pc as compared to dell...
Replies: 21
Views: 16308

Now I'm hooked, Last night I removed the northbridge fan, added a fan mate to the volcano (I haven't received the sk-7 or panaflo yet)..running at full 11v since its just a 60mm fan still.....I'll back that down once I get the better HS & 80mm fan on. I also changed my two generic case fans to 5v......
by Dr. Smith
Wed May 28, 2003 1:09 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Quiet pc as compared to dell...
Replies: 21
Views: 16308

thanks for the reply's now I plan to remove the northbridge fan, remove the vga fan (and add a zalman style bracket w/ a 92mm 5v fan to cool the nvidia heatsink) and then add the sk-7 w/ panaflow & zalman fanmate. I hacked up the front and back of the case this weekend & removed restrictions from th...
by Dr. Smith
Wed May 21, 2003 11:36 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Quiet pc as compared to dell...
Replies: 21
Views: 16308

I meant 44C was the cpu temp...I don't remeber the case temps...~ 28 I think - about 7-8 degrees warmer than room temp..If I recall.
by Dr. Smith
Wed May 21, 2003 10:45 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Quiet pc as compared to dell...
Replies: 21
Views: 16308

Quiet pc as compared to dell...

I have (as I'm sure most of you have at one point) a couple of dells that I use at work, and a system I built myself. The 2 dells at work are pretty quiet (some high pitched fan whine and electronic hum, but not overly obtrusive)...on the other hand my system at home was not built w/ sound in mind, ...