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by samwc912
Thu Sep 03, 2015 12:02 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: CPU cooler for BitFenix Pandora Core? (maybe liquid AIO)
Replies: 12
Views: 4517

Re: CPU cooler for BitFenix Pandora Core? (maybe liquid AIO)

Just a quick update... I did end up with the NH-C14S in the Pandora case. I have the standard fan in the "default" position for a single fan - blowing up through the heatsink. Also in the case is a GTX980. Unfortunately, the heatsink does not fit in the case if arranged in one of the two standard w...
by samwc912
Sun Jun 05, 2005 6:08 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: The war begins: ATI officially released the CrossFire
Replies: 14
Views: 3515

Well even though these video cards aren't the quietest thing on the market, there's still a lot of silent enthusiasts that still play games and like to have a very powerful system. And there's always some way to make them less noisy. I appreciate that fact. However, should we also discuss NFL and c...
by samwc912
Fri Jun 03, 2005 6:34 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: The war begins: ATI officially released the CrossFire
Replies: 14
Views: 3515

halcyon wrote:What on earth has this to do with Silent PCs?

Really.
Well even though these video cards aren't the quietest thing on the market, there's still a lot of silent enthusiasts that still play games and like to have a very powerful system. And there's always some way to make them less noisy.
by samwc912
Fri Jun 03, 2005 6:27 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: The war begins: ATI officially released the CrossFire
Replies: 14
Views: 3515

Never heard a 800x running, but I guess it's pretty loud. So now they can be linked together, wouldn't that make the system extra loud?
by samwc912
Tue Apr 26, 2005 8:13 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: NEED HELP!!! newbie system questions, cant find answers :(
Replies: 24
Views: 5922

Hi capleton Are you only going to use this new pc for server and music? If that's the only thing you're going to use it for, I think that a s939 motherboard and and amd64 3000+ is a bit too much. Althought these two are very good in terms of power/cost ratio. 1 gig of ram is a bit too much also. But...
by samwc912
Sat Dec 11, 2004 5:02 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Best S939 nForce3 mobo?
Replies: 38
Views: 17960

I've read quite a few of 939 round ups. For nforce3 boards, the best of the group should be MSI Neo2 nforce3 from what i've read. There's a good round up of all the board (+supports and problems) at XtremeSystems forums http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=46730 I think that you migh...
by samwc912
Sat Dec 04, 2004 9:05 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: replacing the PSU's fan
Replies: 1
Views: 914

I don't think much ppl will reply to your post, since this subject has been talked to death. And you could've done a search on the forum, I'm sure you'll find interesting reads. But since I'm nice ;) I'm giong to recommend you the Nexus, it is considered to be the best 120mm fan around in this forum...
by samwc912
Mon Jul 12, 2004 5:57 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Newegg Samsung SP1604N W/JVC whines... can I return it?
Replies: 41
Views: 12456

Re: No dice at MicroCenter ... and how loud is "loud&am

On a slightly different topic, can someone contrast the noise level of the "loud" 1604 or 1614 drives with the noise produced by the latest Hitachi and/or WD drives in the same 160GB range? I'm trying to determine whether the JVC motors are just loud in comparison to what people expect from the Sam...
by samwc912
Fri Jul 09, 2004 11:02 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: First summer with GMC
Replies: 5
Views: 9054

Maybe you can try cutting a venting hole at the bottom of the case? I've seen people do this on this forum.

And btw, where did you buy your GMC case? I can't find any retail shop that sells it in North America.
by samwc912
Fri Jul 02, 2004 6:54 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New GMC Case: Phoong
Replies: 19
Views: 6478

After a few months of searching, I've yet found a Canadian or US delear for this case. This case looks really good and the airflow is really promising. Does anyone know how to find one?
by samwc912
Tue Jun 15, 2004 7:20 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Worst Grills
Replies: 59
Views: 16418

Here's a picture of my previous system:
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It is a amd Thunderbird 950Mhz. The only exhaust in this case is the PSU. So that explains why you can see clunks of dust on the exterior of the grill.
by samwc912
Sat Jun 12, 2004 9:46 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Ultimate bling front duct case
Replies: 25
Views: 7133

I don't know... it's not particularly pretty or good looking. If I had one I would immediately sell it on ebay.
by samwc912
Tue Jun 08, 2004 11:39 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: IMPORTANT: Poll for those with SAMSUNG Hard Drives
Replies: 169
Views: 161262

Does anybody know if frontierpc takes special requests (checking the motor of hard drive)? I've emailed them once but the email got lost somewhere. I might email them again.
by samwc912
Sun Jun 06, 2004 6:24 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: precautions i must take before selling old hard drive?
Replies: 20
Views: 6535

thanx guys, I will certainly try some of the programs mentioned here. Wim Yeah it may sound like paranoia, but it is justified. All the info and cookies stored on the computer are important: I go on ebay, use paypal and banking. If I was unlucky enough to have these info stolen from me... o'the head...
by samwc912
Sat Jun 05, 2004 9:38 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: precautions i must take before selling old hard drive?
Replies: 20
Views: 6535

precautions i must take before selling old hard drive?

I've been thinking of selling my 120WD for a samsung sp1614n. Are there any precautions I must take before selling my 120WD. I don't mean backing up my data, but rather getting rid of any trace of it on the drive. I certainly don't want anybody else having access to my data. Is a format enough for k...
by samwc912
Sat Jun 05, 2004 8:09 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Would you recommend Samsung or Seagate?
Replies: 37
Views: 11082

yermolovd.

http://www.frontierpc.com offers the samsung drives 80,120,160 in 2 and 8 mb cache. I've asked them about the 3 years warranty issue in Canada, and they say they fully cover it.
by samwc912
Fri Jun 04, 2004 7:17 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Okay: Plan for computer revised. Check it please?
Replies: 16
Views: 11561

It looks like you're getting a pretty nice set up. But I think you should get rid of the WD drive. Since your other components are quiet enough, the sound of the WD will stick out even more. Trust me, I have a WD and the high pitch sound is intolerable!
by samwc912
Mon May 24, 2004 9:19 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: My serious(and dumb) mistake
Replies: 14
Views: 4221

I read once that sometimes if you make the dead drive a slave to a known good drive that it *may* be possible to bypass some of the fried logic board. I have never seen this work or anything; but it should be easy enough to try. I did exactly this a few years ago on my pentium 166 Mhz! I think the ...
by samwc912
Sun May 23, 2004 9:32 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Very disappointed after I took all suggestion from SPCR
Replies: 14
Views: 4293

Hi Gunzee If you cannot hear the difference between a 12v and undervolted zalman 7000, it's probably because something else is generating more noise. And I think the culprit is the vantec stealth. I have two of these and they are everything else other than "stealthy". I agree with earlier posts, try...
by samwc912
Sat May 08, 2004 7:15 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Real silence - move your PC to another room!
Replies: 126
Views: 115790

moving their PC to the next room is by far the best and most efficient way of silencing their PC. Well I can't blame why people at SPCR are so irritated. You're trying too hard to convince other people wrong. I won't move the computer to another room, the noise probably won't reach me, but it will ...
by samwc912
Tue Apr 20, 2004 1:05 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: 239.0 pt monster!
Replies: 32
Views: 8424

I've got a P4, should I try running tinkers? Or go on with gromacs? How long would a tinker run on a P4? Same amount of time as those 160 points gromacs?
by samwc912
Tue Apr 13, 2004 10:36 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD vibration & noise reducing methods - ranked
Replies: 195
Views: 629732

I'm wondering if decoupling (the bungee cord method) can actually decrease the whine noise of my western digital 120gb. I guess this method only reduces vibrations but not high frequency whine..?
by samwc912
Sat Mar 27, 2004 11:55 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Alert: Team MacOSX shows life
Replies: 184
Views: 72694

What does the ARM acronym stand for? Wait, wait! I know! Is it Aren't Really My Systems?! That has to be it! What else could it be? ... what kind of immature provocation is this? Then you dodged the fact that your post was a bit innapropriate and immature by pointing out haysdb's typos. What's the ...
by samwc912
Tue Mar 23, 2004 7:39 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: The myth of "too much thermal paste"
Replies: 55
Views: 23378

- Some months after starting to use Ceramique I wandered back to AS's site and noticed that they had revised all their application instructions, and that the ones for Ceramique directed the user to aply a small blob in the center of the die/IHS and let the heatsink spread it out. I have yet to try ...
by samwc912
Sun Mar 21, 2004 5:45 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: PSU voltage rating puzzling me O_o?
Replies: 1
Views: 831

PSU voltage rating puzzling me O_o?

When I run AIDA32, I'm always puzzled why my -5V values is always around +3.60V. Is this normal? Here's a picture showing the readings: The computer is actually under load folding. http://www.pcpages.com/tenchimato/volt.jpg Could it be because I've done the little 7V molex mod found here http://www....
by samwc912
Sat Mar 20, 2004 3:39 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: 160 point Gromacs
Replies: 78
Views: 24791

aren't macs generally considered more user friendly? Yeah, I think so. But I think there is a little bit of bias. Cuz I've been using PC most of the time, the first time I got on a mac, it wasn't user friendly at all. It was frustrating because I'm too used to the windows environment. Mac users wil...
by samwc912
Sat Mar 20, 2004 3:35 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Welcome new members
Replies: 561
Views: 456219

unregistered wrote:Do you know about adding tags? -advmethods etc?
Yeah, Ive added -advmethods and -forceasm. I started getting gromacs after adding these tags. Are there other useful tags like these ones? For speeding up performance.
by samwc912
Sat Mar 20, 2004 3:27 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: 160 point Gromacs
Replies: 78
Views: 24791

I got a P859_P53dimer also, and the WU is at 1100/2500 right now... no typo, really /2500. Have you guys seen these before? It's only been my third folding, and my first two was a /400 and /250. now now, we already have ease of use, UI, industrial design, and security on you poor guys. last thing i ...
by samwc912
Fri Mar 19, 2004 1:23 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Welcome new members
Replies: 561
Views: 456219

I don't think anything will get reported until the work is returned. I could be wrong on that though. Rechecked on the status of the work, and you're right. The WU has just been finished and I'm in the stats now. I've finished that huge 400 frames sTinker, and I'm at 8% of a new 200 Gromac. But I g...
by samwc912
Fri Mar 19, 2004 1:05 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Welcome new members
Replies: 561
Views: 456219

Could it be because they are p4 2.4c's? I have p4 2.6c, but I got a Tinker for my first one. It is still foldind, but I expect it to finish later tonight. In fact it should have finished this morning, but because my cpu fan turned off on its own in the middle of the night :shock: The computer shut ...