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by hero
Thu Sep 23, 2004 7:04 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Most silent fan at 12 volts?
Replies: 6
Views: 2076

Panaflos aren't that quiet at 12V.

1. Nexus
2. Papst

Both push a lot less air than other fans which is why.
by hero
Tue Sep 14, 2004 8:27 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Thermalright XP120 cooler: The new King
Replies: 182
Views: 120965

Looks like someone had the cajones. I didn't think fanless would be an option.
by hero
Tue Jul 13, 2004 9:15 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fanless heatsink for nVidia 6800 series?
Replies: 51
Views: 16211

Ok, this is completely useless, but just for comparison: If you add up all the percentage difference in scores between the 6800gt and the x800pro in the link you posted, and then divide by the number of scores....you get an average increase in performance of 9%. A 9% improvement, in exchange for 50...
by hero
Thu Jun 24, 2004 4:04 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: I'm doomed! No silent PC for me (at least for the summer)
Replies: 17
Views: 10966

http://www.climatemaster.com/ResGeo.htm

No, I'm not kidding. Imagine one of these on a smaller scale for your computer.
by hero
Thu Jun 24, 2004 3:49 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Advantages to a Quiet PC?
Replies: 16
Views: 15591

1. It's a great hobby that helps keep you on top of the latest technology and like any hobby gives you a sense of accomplishment when you've done well. 2. Music production. I'd say a large percentage of silent PC enthusiasts are at least hobbiest audio producers. Of course, now that I can't hear my ...
by hero
Wed Jun 23, 2004 12:53 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD silencer with fan mount at SVC
Replies: 2
Views: 1325

Just by the looks, I'd say this looks great. Pluses for me: 1. Mounting a L1A at 5V to keep the HD cool. 2. Moving the HD to the 5.25 means you can remove the hard drive cage to allow more open airflow from the front intake 3. Should be effective, especially in conjunction with dampening it in the 5...
by hero
Mon Jun 21, 2004 8:17 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: FWIW: Zalman 92mm fan specs
Replies: 4
Views: 1889

Those things are loud and push a TON of air at 12V. At 7V it cools at least as well as my 92mm Nexus at 12V, but is actually a bit noisier. Even though it has pretty quiet mechanics, it's really more of a high speed fan, so you'll always at least have higher turbulance and wind noise. Noise to CFM i...
by hero
Thu Jun 17, 2004 6:30 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Antec RMA nightmare
Replies: 14
Views: 4327

Update:

6/17, got my third replacement. Same high pitch tone as the original one...maybe a little lower.

I'll be fixing it myself.
by hero
Wed Jun 16, 2004 10:26 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Newegg Samsung SP1604N W/JVC whines... can I return it?
Replies: 41
Views: 12231

Dude, as long as you're within 30 days they'll take it back with no hassle and will even refund the restocking fee if you ask them so long as you place another order with them within so many days. This kind of service is what gives me the inclination to shop there when I can probably save a couple d...
by hero
Mon Jun 14, 2004 3:43 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: IMPORTANT: Poll for those with SAMSUNG Hard Drives
Replies: 169
Views: 159396

Noticeable whine (with case closed, about 1 meter away): Whine Noticeable whine (with ear next to harddrive): Whine Model Number: SP081C Supplier: Newegg Month of purchase: 2004.05 Motor: JVC With FDB Revision: Rev. A Date of Manufacturing: 2004.03 Noticeable whine (with case closed, about 1 meter a...
by hero
Thu Jun 10, 2004 6:32 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Antec RMA nightmare
Replies: 14
Views: 4327

Don't get me wrong, I would pay more for quality. I just don't want to have to pay for expensive tech support -- because I rarely need it. Why should a do-it-yourself-er like all of us here have to pay extra for the hordes of average PC folk who need alot of handholding -- that's exactly what compa...
by hero
Wed Jun 09, 2004 1:47 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Antec RMA nightmare
Replies: 14
Views: 4327

I'm just going to come right out and say it: I'd rather have cheaper components than stellar customer service. Sure. If I wanted cheap components I'd have bought a case and psu for $30 or less. You pay a premium for products from Antec BECAUSE you expect service should you need it. With my busy lif...
by hero
Tue Jun 08, 2004 4:11 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Antec RMA nightmare
Replies: 14
Views: 4327

heh. could have just replaced the fan yourself? would have been a <1hr job The fan wasn't causing the noise...it was coming from the front of the PSU. I suspect the coils or something. In any case, had I known that the RMA would be like this, I'd obviously have tried to fix it myself. That's a part...
by hero
Tue Jun 08, 2004 3:19 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Antec RMA nightmare
Replies: 14
Views: 4327

Antec RMA nightmare

I bought an SLK3700-BQE about a month ago. I love the case...roomy and built well and with good hard drive quieting built in. Problem was that the power supply was emitting a high pitch squeel. I work on my computer several days a week for 10+ hours and it was loud enough that it was distracting and...
by hero
Mon May 17, 2004 9:25 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: New spire Heatsink
Replies: 8
Views: 3503

If that's the same fan that's on the Whisperrock IV, then it's too loud.
by hero
Mon May 17, 2004 3:00 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung SP VS Seagate 7200.7 & No Vibes
Replies: 2
Views: 1179

I currently own a 40GB Spinpoint and an 80GB 7200.7. The Samsung drive is so incredible quiet that all I can hear from two feet away with the case door off is a very very faint crunching type sound during seek...like somebody stepping on a potato chip on the other side of the house. With the door on...
by hero
Tue May 11, 2004 4:18 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Real silence - move your PC to another room!
Replies: 126
Views: 113528

I've thought about doing something like this, since the other side of the wall my computer sits against is a closet, but I wasn't going to go as far as trying to keep HD PWR access...good ideas there. My main concern was heat, though. Very few closets or cupboard for that matter have AC vents, so th...
by hero
Tue May 11, 2004 4:03 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec TruePower 330W or Antec Smartpower 350W?
Replies: 3
Views: 1380

Followup.

Antec came through. After going back and forth with them all day, the manager I spoke with pulled an SL350S from a BQE they still had and they said they'd ship that. So the question is moot.
by hero
Sun May 09, 2004 6:58 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: New "thermal compound" w/ nearly 10X efficiency
Replies: 4
Views: 1526

The smart lads at RNT have an interesting technology. They are working on a foil, composed of nano thin layers of aluminum and nickel, that when ignited, heats up to 1500° C in less than 10 milliseconds. Combine that with a bit of solder , and you can bond a heat spreader or heat sink directly to a...
by hero
Sun May 09, 2004 6:33 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: How do you slow down 120m fans with 4 pin connectors?
Replies: 6
Views: 2855

Can somebody explain this part? Caution! There are people, who will say "You can't feed current back into your power-supply" and they are right! If you plug something between the 12V and 5V lead, you have to be absolutely sure, that no current is fed back into the PSU. Which means, that you need to ...
by hero
Sat May 08, 2004 3:49 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: How do you slow down 120m fans with 4 pin connectors?
Replies: 6
Views: 2855

How do you slow down 120m fans with 4 pin connectors?

I like using fanmates since I have a few and they take you all the way down to 5V instead of the 7V most rheobuses do. So I'd like to use these with my 120m fans (Antec,Nexus) but I'm wondering if there will be a problem using a 4 pin to 3 pin adapter or if there's another way to slow them down to 5V.
by hero
Fri May 07, 2004 10:16 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Safe to eliminate one fan from a two fan Antec power supply?
Replies: 6
Views: 2287

Safe to eliminate one fan from a two fan Antec power supply?

I'm thinking of removing the bottom 92mm fan from either a Smartpower 350W or a TruePower 330W power supply to quiet the PSU down. 1. Would just an 80mm exhaust fan, probably a Nexus, be fine for a PSU like that? 2. I wasn't planning on adding the 120mm intake (SLK3700-BQE), but would the 120mm case...
by hero
Fri May 07, 2004 3:12 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec TruePower 330W or Antec Smartpower 350W?
Replies: 3
Views: 1380

Antec TruePower 330W or Antec Smartpower 350W?

Which of these would be better for a super quiet PC? The SL350S that came with my case had a loud high pitch tone so I got an RMA for it. They said they no longer carry the SL350S and will have to ship me an SL350. I'm not particularly excited about that since I bought the SLK3700-BQE specifically b...
by hero
Wed May 05, 2004 3:59 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Athlon64 Heatsink
Replies: 17
Views: 9118

there's also the 948U. "Bolt thru mounting method ensure full security for LAN party" It is probably the most expensive, best of the three, and I'm curious if the bolt thru mounting method is significantly better. That's just the A64/P4 version of the 947U. They all bolt through the motherboard. Pe...
by hero
Tue May 04, 2004 1:44 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Fan recommendations for Thermalright SP97
Replies: 8
Views: 2250

I ordered a Nexus. I get it tomorrow and will post results Thursday/Friday when I get home to install it. Currently using a Zalman ZM-2F that makes too much noise.
by hero
Mon May 03, 2004 4:14 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Is the case panels even necessary?
Replies: 11
Views: 2886

1. DUST!!!! Eventually it'll clog up your fans and heatsink and make the CPU even hotter than if you had the side on with poor circulation. 2. Noise. 3. "Let me just set this plate of BBQ chicken wings next to the...OH MY FREAKING SON OF A..." That being said, mine is currently off until I get every...
by hero
Mon May 03, 2004 8:38 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quiet 92mm case fans: Zalman or Panaflo
Replies: 17
Views: 4295

Ralf Hutter wrote:
BTW - Go with the Panaflo over the Zalman. The Panaflo isn't the greatest, but it's waaay better than the noisy Zalman 92mm.
Ditto. The Zalman is loud.
by hero
Mon Apr 26, 2004 7:18 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Someone cloned the Zalman CNPS7000 !
Replies: 14
Views: 3589

Re: Hmmm

Hello: Too bad the reviewer makes no mention of noise levels and who has ever heard of the "Owl Stream" and "Vulturespin" HS's they used for comparison? :roll: Vulturespin is another name for the Whisperrock...same HSF just rebadged for Speez. Whisperrock was too freakin loud for me though, so this...
by hero
Mon Apr 05, 2004 7:24 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: SPA04B4 WhisperRock IV NOT quiet at all....
Replies: 13
Views: 2835

I got the Whisperrock IV too based on recommendations and I agree that it is way too loud. I'm stuck, now, having to either clip off part of a CNPS7000A-CU's retention bar or getting a Thermalright and adding a Panaflo. Pretty much whichever one I find on sale sooner, I'll probably get.
by hero
Mon Mar 29, 2004 5:19 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: money no object, what config for QUIETEST
Replies: 21
Views: 6240

Check silentpcreview.com under recommended. ;)