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by Ephemeral
Wed Jul 07, 2004 10:37 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 120mm Evercool noise
Replies: 24
Views: 6359

Could be you have a fan with the cylinder that holds the bearings & shaft out of tolerance. Out of the 3 I got, one of them is like this. It lets the bearing "wobble" slightly, and leads to an annoying noise - even though its slight, I can hear it, and I'm very picky. I'm going to try to fix this my...
by Ephemeral
Tue Jun 29, 2004 1:16 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 120mm Evercool noise
Replies: 24
Views: 6359

I got a chance to take a closer look at the shaft under sticker at lunch. It is secured with a nylon "C" washer, so if you pushed hard enough this would just pop off (doesn't look like you have to worry about busting anything - though I wouldn't recommend pulling off the fan this way). I was able to...
by Ephemeral
Tue Jun 29, 2004 11:24 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 120mm Evercool Aluminium Fan
Replies: 145
Views: 88685

By the way, anyone have a source for the 2 ball bearing 120mm version? I went to compusa and they only had the 2bb 92mm fans.

TIA
by Ephemeral
Tue Jun 29, 2004 11:23 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 120mm Evercool Aluminium Fan
Replies: 145
Views: 88685

The mass of the aluminum fan frame helps to dampen vibration signficantly (so less to transfer to the case that can be converted to noise by vibrating the case panels).
by Ephemeral
Tue Jun 29, 2004 10:02 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 120mm Evercool noise
Replies: 24
Views: 6359

Yes, you've got it (no need to remove the foil sticker either). I was actually pushing quite hard as I wanted to remove the hub altogether. This didn't happen though (I'm googling for a way to do this now, I want to look at the bearings directly). Start by pushing the fan "back" towards the spokes, ...
by Ephemeral
Mon Jun 28, 2004 9:00 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 120mm Evercool noise
Replies: 24
Views: 6359

I just got my Al evercools as well, and 2 of the 3 were making an annoying pulsing noise due to the blades grazing the plastic spokes. I was about to RMA them - which I hate due to the hassle - when I just bit the bullet and decided to rip one apart to see if I could fix it myself. I ripped off the ...
by Ephemeral
Mon Jun 21, 2004 2:29 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermal compound.
Replies: 4
Views: 1391

Ceramique easier to use & clean up. Most opinions put it behind AS5 by only a degree or two C...
by Ephemeral
Mon Jun 21, 2004 12:40 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Some useless fan swap test info
Replies: 7
Views: 2172

Doh. Unless you "cleaned" off the conductive layer of the antistatic bag, it would not be clean enough. Not drying to rub salt or anything, just recommending not to use AS bags with "live" components in the future...
by Ephemeral
Tue Jun 01, 2004 2:36 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Building a new machine with a great budget...
Replies: 19
Views: 15059

Even with dampening material on the side panels? Wouldn't that eliminate any resonating hum?
by Ephemeral
Sat May 22, 2004 12:21 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagates 7200.7 sata with NCQ...
Replies: 0
Views: 763

Seagates 7200.7 sata with NCQ...

Will anyong here have access to OEM shipments early next month? I'm eager to find out if they've done away with the offline seek "feature" that was causing all the buzzzzzz.
by Ephemeral
Tue May 18, 2004 12:15 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New LianLi PC-V1000 silent case
Replies: 83
Views: 34559

Note it looks like all 5 models have the rear of the case perforated to the very top (so even with the active fan being at the middle of the case, any rising heat should be able to escape by convection and prevent a significant furnace effect). While this may not give ideal airflow, I'm guessing it ...
by Ephemeral
Mon May 17, 2004 10:11 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New LianLi PC-V1000 silent case
Replies: 83
Views: 34559

CoolerGuys and pctoys have the 1000/2000 in stock now it seems.

I'm still looking for a vendor carrying the 1100 or 2100 models though (the ones with a door). If anyone finds them please post...
by Ephemeral
Thu Apr 15, 2004 3:28 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New LianLi PC-V1000 silent case
Replies: 83
Views: 34559

Anyone know what US reseller would likely get these in first? I'm going to try out the 2100 I think.
by Ephemeral
Tue Mar 16, 2004 11:04 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New LianLi PC-V1000 silent case
Replies: 83
Views: 34559

Excellent, just what I was looking for. Thanks Harp. Looks like the intakes for "silent" models are the holes in the bottom of the case (you can barely make them out in the pictures - just like the 73SL except no air filter this time), probably including a small grouping of holes at the front of the...
by Ephemeral
Tue Mar 16, 2004 10:46 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Steel quieter than aluminum?
Replies: 17
Views: 5611

Well, couldn't find anything that directly applied, but these seem to partially explain why steel is better than aluminum regarding resonance. Most of it was too tough to decipher, but a pattern was there in the simpler summaries & diagram descriptions. In short, since steel is more rigid compared t...
by Ephemeral
Tue Mar 16, 2004 5:10 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New LianLi PC-V1000 silent case
Replies: 83
Views: 34559

Wow, I just realized that the other V1000 model has a redirecting vent on the upper exhuast fan (although it seems kind of shallow, and not enough to act as a real muffler)... Still, better to see some of these ideas starting to make their way into manufacturer designs. Man I wish there were more pi...
by Ephemeral
Tue Mar 16, 2004 4:14 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New LianLi PC-V1000 silent case
Replies: 83
Views: 34559

New LianLi PC-V1000 silent case

Anyone have more info on this case? Looks like an update to PC6070 & PC73SL, perhaps even with 1394 & front headphone jacks (if my eyes don't decieve me). I wasn't able to find much on Lian-Li's site yet. Note the V1000 above it has finally addressed the need for cool air flow for CPU (& harddrives)...
by Ephemeral
Thu Jan 29, 2004 10:18 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Super-Flower Fan Master temp problem
Replies: 2
Views: 1132

Those are the default alarm temps you are looking at, check out the data sheet here (see sentence F). I don't have one myself, but remembered those numbers from comparing fan controllers. Perhaps yours is just stuck on displaying the alarm temps instead of the actual temps? Note, the link above is f...
by Ephemeral
Tue Jan 27, 2004 11:11 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Akasa FC03 Fancontroller Pro
Replies: 7
Views: 2516

Haven't tried it, but I was interested in it (here's a review I found searching around) systemcooling.com review and apparently it was rebranded as FanMaster or they copied from superflower, not sure which... I'm almost leaning towards the Enermax UC-A8FATR4 ( ocia review and atruereview ) but only ...
by Ephemeral
Sun Jan 25, 2004 12:39 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Anyone try WhisperMat or Hushfoam from www.800nonoise.com?
Replies: 1
Views: 1302

Anyone try WhisperMat or Hushfoam from www.800nonoise.com?

Anyone try ordering from this OEM supplier place? If so, did they give you a hassle for not being an oem/business?

Alternatively, anyone try from silentsource? Specifically the whispermat or the foam itself?

TIA
by Ephemeral
Sat Jan 24, 2004 4:51 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: EAR Isoloss or Isodamp materials for soundproofing case?
Replies: 4
Views: 2163

Ahh, were you able to decode some of the material properties in the data sheet to figure out what would have been worth trying out first?
by Ephemeral
Sat Jan 24, 2004 12:11 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: sonata - front firewire
Replies: 9
Views: 2579

Can I get a "Woot woot!" :)
by Ephemeral
Fri Jan 23, 2004 11:48 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: EAR Isoloss or Isodamp materials for soundproofing case?
Replies: 4
Views: 2163

EAR Isoloss or Isodamp materials for soundproofing case?

Anyone try out the EAR products for dampening their case? E-A-R Damping composites & laminates The foam in some of the sample pictures don't "look" as impressive (seem too lightweight) as what you see in materials used for soundstage/tv studio applications, but does anyone know for sure? Also, this ...
by Ephemeral
Mon Jan 19, 2004 11:48 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Conclusions on Panaflo FBL (louvered) vs FBA?
Replies: 8
Views: 1873

Thanks Scarf. I'm also keeping my eyes open for Nexus and AcoustiFan reviews as people try the 120's (Nexus 120 isn't out yet I think)...
by Ephemeral
Mon Jan 19, 2004 8:44 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Conclusions on Panaflo FBL (louvered) vs FBA?
Replies: 8
Views: 1873

Gotcha, thanks again.
by Ephemeral
Mon Jan 19, 2004 8:16 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Controller recommendation
Replies: 9
Views: 2550

I'm thinking of this enermax. It is kind of pricey, but it goes down to 4V and gives you a 4 fan knobs & 4 temp probes (just need to figure out a way to adjust or disable the low rpm alarm if you want to use them with tacho fans)...

http://www.enermax.com.tw/product.htm
by Ephemeral
Sun Jan 18, 2004 9:14 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: sonata - front firewire
Replies: 9
Views: 2579

Yup, I got a siig with internal connect (actual port, not a pin header). They have both out there, just got to search, ie: Like mine: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=673999&sku=K13-8000 This one has both internal ports & pin headers (usb2 & 1394 in one): ht...
by Ephemeral
Sun Jan 18, 2004 5:10 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Conclusions on Panaflo FBL (louvered) vs FBA?
Replies: 8
Views: 1873

Thanks for the replies. Ralf, so you concluded basically all the noise was due to sound from flow of air (whooshing?) and that both fans had same noise per flow rate (dBA / CFM), with the FBL able to top out at higher rate, correct? Sounds like the FBL/L1A is closer to the FBA/M1A then (at least for...
by Ephemeral
Sun Jan 18, 2004 4:05 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Conclusions on Panaflo FBL (louvered) vs FBA?
Replies: 8
Views: 1873

Conclusions on Panaflo FBL (louvered) vs FBA?

I've searched the forums and read several posts guessing that the panaflo L1A model starting with FBL would be quieter @ same CFM compared to the FBA in the mid-range voltage (and with some backpressure). Anyone able to verify this? Some of the posts said they saw no difference between the two desig...
by Ephemeral
Fri Jan 16, 2004 11:48 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron based 460W supplies (i.e. FSP460-60PFN)
Replies: 0
Views: 853

Fortron based 460W supplies (i.e. FSP460-60PFN)

Anyone seen a review that tests the efficiency of FSP460 PSU? Wondering if it would be a comparable (and cheaper) alternative to Seasonic 460 (SS-460AGX). Hoping that going 460W will allow the psu fan to stay low speed at a higher load (3+ghz system) as the pretty picture here indicates for the SS (...