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by maxxymus
Tue Aug 08, 2006 6:54 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12-330W enough for this spec?
Replies: 8
Views: 2721

thanks for the replies... more so, if anyone can tip me on whether I should blow the cash on a 35W sempron instead of a 65W and just use Cool'n'Quiet? the cpu will be mostly idle anyway. Or will the difference in wattage even out in the electricity bill in the long run? (the pc will be on 24/7). Che...
by maxxymus
Tue Aug 08, 2006 3:52 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12-330W enough for this spec?
Replies: 8
Views: 2721

Seasonic S12-330W enough for this spec?

Hi guys, I am interested in getting myself a storage pc that will consist mainly of: - 4x WD 320GB KS in RAID 5 - AMD AM2 35W cpu (one of them... a sempron probably) - 512mb RAM - Gigabyte/MSI raid5 capable mobo... - Probably onboard GFX So I am looking for a silent and safe (for the HD's) solution ...
by maxxymus
Wed Dec 08, 2004 4:51 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: What to replace the fan in my NEOPower 480 with...
Replies: 5
Views: 1816

How exactly did you think you could change the fan of your PSU *without* opening it? :roll:

Whining could be definately PSU.. but not specifically fan. Try shoving a pencil to stop the fan when the computer loads and see if it whines (to rule that out...)

What GFX card do you have?
by maxxymus
Wed Dec 08, 2004 9:00 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: What to replace the fan in my NEOPower 480 with...
Replies: 5
Views: 1816

It's a 120mm... so perhaps a Nexus/Papst? Dunno.. gotta make sure that the fan blows enough air for the PSU. Whats the amp rating on the stock fan?
by maxxymus
Tue Dec 07, 2004 8:15 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU with 120mm mod idea
Replies: 8
Views: 2020

Yes i forgot about hot air recycling into the system... means more ducting...

Tephras, what materials were u thinking of using?
by maxxymus
Tue Dec 07, 2004 12:55 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU with 120mm mod idea
Replies: 8
Views: 2020

PSU with 120mm mod idea

I thought about it.. looks kinda logical :) unfortunately I don't have a PSU with a 120mm fan and this mod does void warranty.. anyway.. take PSU, flip it inside case, open the PSU and flip the fan so it blows our out of the PSU and make a nice duct. Close off any other intake vents. http://maxx.web...
by maxxymus
Wed Sep 22, 2004 1:01 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Poll: Does your raptor 36GB whine?
Replies: 2
Views: 1213

Poll: Does your raptor 36GB whine?

Hey guys,

I have a raptor 36gb version that seems to make a high pitch one. I've googled and found out that many people have this whine and was wondering if this is considered "standard" or if it's something that I can RMA and get a new drive?
by maxxymus
Mon Sep 20, 2004 1:51 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Wooden HD box with paraffin wax?
Replies: 1
Views: 1693

Wooden HD box with paraffin wax?

Hey guys, Was thinking of making a wooden box for HD's (gotta silence that friggin raptor!). I was thinking of melting down some candles and coating the box in some wax, 1-2 coats. Do you think that the wax would melt due to HD temps? Will this have any impact on the high pitch whine that the HD mak...
by maxxymus
Sat Sep 18, 2004 2:38 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Viewsonic VP201 buzzing
Replies: 9
Views: 3036

My Viewsonic VP171b makes a high pitch tone when it is turned off! I have to disconnect it from the electricity if I want it to be silent. When it is turned on it is totally silent.

The importer said it can be easily fixed.
by maxxymus
Fri Sep 10, 2004 6:11 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling component recommendations
Replies: 0
Views: 1285

Watercooling component recommendations

Hey guys,

Im a w/c noob and I wanna make a w/c rig but I want it to be (of course) silent. Please recommend what parts I need + where to get them (viable CHEAP options from USA/UK).
Or if any of you are Israelis, from Israel :)

Cheers,

maxxy
by maxxymus
Fri Sep 03, 2004 5:40 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Help! Sunbeam Fanbus problems :(
Replies: 12
Views: 2521

Any idea how I can find out what burned? As i said.. the red led is lit but never gets to the blue-led part... :/
by maxxymus
Tue Aug 31, 2004 11:05 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Help! Sunbeam Fanbus problems :(
Replies: 12
Views: 2521

Thanks a bunch about the gold ;)...

still doesnt fix the problem plus DO remember that I live in Israel and don't have access to all that stuff unless I import it which costs $$$ (the wire that is)...
by maxxymus
Tue Aug 31, 2004 6:39 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Help! Sunbeam Fanbus problems :(
Replies: 12
Views: 2521

Help! Sunbeam Fanbus problems :(

Had one imported from abroad... I hooked up 2 fans (chinaflos) to one of the controllers and it fried after ~2months of use. It refuses to go over 3volts and just stays on the red led no matter how much I turn the knob.. I can use the other controllers without a problem but I wanted to hook up some ...
by maxxymus
Thu Jun 10, 2004 1:55 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ugh.... Very Fustrated Newbie {Progress! 100 % completed!!!}
Replies: 28
Views: 8667

1. Kill Fan Grills 2. Organize your cables... it's a real mess.. hide them behind the motherboard or something.. Just make sure not to reduce natural airflow. 3. Put VGA Silencer on Radeon. 4. Kill all intake fans. 5. Put better HSF on CPU. The stock one doesn't perform so well at all. Back in the d...
by maxxymus
Sun Jun 06, 2004 11:13 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Arctic Silver
Replies: 3
Views: 1160

After removing me mobo from my case then putting it back in i guess i moved the arctic silver 5 around... temps shot up buy 5c... after a few weeks they dropped back down to normal.
by maxxymus
Sun May 30, 2004 7:08 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: thinking of getting a sata 7200.7? there any quieter sata?
Replies: 16
Views: 2970

SATA 2? What's that? :/ how do I know if my hardware supports it?
NCQ technology will provide a new advantage in today's systems with Hyper-Threading Technology
And what if I dont have HT? :/
by maxxymus
Fri May 28, 2004 10:27 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: nylon stockings as an air filter
Replies: 5
Views: 3481

will do ;) just bought a nibbler.. cant wait to try it out...
by maxxymus
Fri May 28, 2004 6:06 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: nylon stockings as an air filter
Replies: 5
Views: 3481

Im gonna make a bottom vent myself.. first I will see if the temp drop is good enough.. then I'll try to put pantyhose and see if it's worth the drop/dustless advantage.
by maxxymus
Thu May 27, 2004 12:11 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Freaky Chinaflo's in freaky Enermax PSU...
Replies: 1
Views: 1036

bump :twisted:
by maxxymus
Wed May 26, 2004 11:04 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Freaky Chinaflo's in freaky Enermax PSU...
Replies: 1
Views: 1036

Freaky Chinaflo's in freaky Enermax PSU...

Hello, 2 questions: 1) I have an enermax psu that is making a high pitch noise. Now, I need a solution to kill this noise because I've voided warranty (after sleeving).. and no money for new PSU... any ideas would be welcome.. :) 2) I put a Chinaflo into my PSU and it runs at 5volts.. silent.. but s...
by maxxymus
Wed May 26, 2004 4:10 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: X86-Secrets overclock Dothan
Replies: 1
Views: 830

old ;)
by maxxymus
Tue May 25, 2004 3:20 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: !!!China vs. Japan Panaflo and Globe 120 vs. AF120CT!!!
Replies: 75
Views: 35343

I just got me a bunch of Chinaflo's from SVC and yes, they do have differences noise wise, and I've changed the voltage with my sunbeam and seems that the even worse ones make a serious clicking noise.. fortunately, when in case u can barely hear the noise. Dunno, I'm no audiophile :)
by maxxymus
Sun May 23, 2004 1:02 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: anyone have a guide on what to use for cutting out the grill
Replies: 5
Views: 1687

For cutting out grills the easiest is using tins snips. Haven't used a nibbler but I guess it could work as well.
by maxxymus
Wed May 19, 2004 7:35 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: My serious(and dumb) mistake
Replies: 14
Views: 4084

Jan Kivar wrote:If the drives spin up, there is still hope. Best advice is NOT to try any software recovery programs, if You really need the data. Take it to a recovery service.
Why is it best advice not to try software? It doesn't do any harm and is x1000 cheaper. Data recovery companies RAPE with their prices.
by maxxymus
Tue May 18, 2004 2:36 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: My serious(and dumb) mistake
Replies: 14
Views: 4084

I think it's a waste of your time and money. You *could try* something that I heard allows the HD's to run for several minutes before croaking out again... put them in the freezer?

http://www.deadharddrive.com/

http://lstech.org/resource_lib/hardware ... fixHD.html
by maxxymus
Tue May 18, 2004 1:08 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: My serious(and dumb) mistake
Replies: 14
Views: 4084

How "dead" is it? I mean, does it start and the data is corrupt or it makes noises and doesnt start at all? Does the BIOS detect it? Perhaps run a low level format on it with Seagate Diagnostic tools and then try to recover with EZRecovery? Recovering info from an HD will cost you a FORTUNE Edit: BT...
by maxxymus
Mon May 17, 2004 8:02 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Power to case fan.
Replies: 4
Views: 1194

cheaper at svc.com
by maxxymus
Mon May 17, 2004 4:36 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Nice Nvidia video
Replies: 10
Views: 2899

I once underclocked my Radeon 9800 to 200/400mhz. Left it going on for a bit then clocked it back to original speed and it corrupted my desktop. :/ Nice feature by Nvidia...
by maxxymus
Sat May 15, 2004 10:23 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can someone check this rumor?
Replies: 20
Views: 5010

Remove Shimmy... Not so hard.. and just keep it around in a plastic bag somewhere in case you need to RMA your card.. put glue and stick it on.. good as new ;) Use a thin sharp knife blade to slowly cut into the shim glue from the corners and push it gently with your fingers forward. After a bit of ...
by maxxymus
Fri May 14, 2004 4:08 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Fan filter alternatives?
Replies: 10
Views: 2057

Fan filter alternatives?

Hey guys,

What's a good material for an air filter? I was thinking about pantyhose after reading the forums over at overclockers.com

Is pantyhose restrictive? Im thinking of having quite a bit of exhaust fans so I dont want the whole pc getting filled up with dust.