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by loren_brothers
Fri Jul 23, 2004 2:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How to silence parents?
Replies: 21
Views: 10838

did you go to Friday Harbor High School?

(just wondering? :wink: )
by loren_brothers
Sun Jul 18, 2004 1:36 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Best quiet 120mm fan 25mm deep, fairly inexpensive?
Replies: 7
Views: 2612

correct
by loren_brothers
Thu Jul 15, 2004 12:44 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Play with Melamine Cheaply!
Replies: 10
Views: 6696

just as a little side-note here: Since I have spent the last 10 years working in hardware stores I was completely befuddled by the above reference to "melamine". Any hardware guy knows that melamine is a "plastic surface" board made with either compressed chipboard composite or plywood and that it i...
by loren_brothers
Mon Jul 12, 2004 10:06 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Ziplocs for Ducting?
Replies: 4
Views: 1670

. But maybe if you attached one of those anti-static wrist straps to it, and hook it to the case, that might do the trick. ROFLMAO! But, seriously once again: NO...REPEAT: NO.....the danger of static discharge would be toooo great in this usage. I personally would run away from the idea at a fast t...
by loren_brothers
Mon Jul 12, 2004 8:10 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Ziplocs for Ducting?
Replies: 4
Views: 1670

sounds great! I will send you a dozen or so used ones that I have in my kitchen "junk" drawer!

But on the serious side: Would there be any problem with static build-up? What do the "experts" think?????
by loren_brothers
Mon Jul 12, 2004 7:53 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 14cm fan anybody?
Replies: 2
Views: 1243

lol

I will TRY to beat ya to it!!! I am going to do the Superflower 140mm.

(if I EVER get a case to put it in LOL)
by loren_brothers
Mon Jul 12, 2004 10:59 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 120 mm fan bad for mobos?
Replies: 8
Views: 2803

Only if the fan load requirement exceeds the mobo header ability. As all fans vary and all mobos, you need to check the specs of both of yours - typically measured in mA (milli-Amps). The above is the only thing that really matters. Anything else is really just personal preferences. Unless you are ...
by loren_brothers
Fri Jul 09, 2004 11:48 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How to silence parents?
Replies: 21
Views: 10838

I'll second Ralf's comments....

As my Dad always said: "If you don't like it here, pack your bags and get your ass out" :shock:

:wink:
by loren_brothers
Sun Jun 13, 2004 10:10 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Top 10 Signs you take Silent Computing too seriously
Replies: 27
Views: 13134

That should be made a sticky. With a note saying that all new comers to the forum must read it first before posting! I would add: 14. You have made a radical change in lifestyle. Wearing a poorly fitted black suit, white shirt, and skinny black tie you ride around the neighborhood on a bike knocking...
by loren_brothers
Fri Jun 11, 2004 9:52 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 140mm fan 450w psu
Replies: 6
Views: 1709

I am planning to purchase that power supply. I discussed it in another thread. Nobody else here seems to have tried one. (So don't believe them if they say it will be noisy because they DON'T know!)

I will be the lab rat. I will get back to you when I finally get it.
by loren_brothers
Wed Jun 09, 2004 6:37 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: First summer with GMC
Replies: 5
Views: 8942

If all else fails, you could rig up a hose to run from the portable A/C to the front fan grill of the case. :) Great idea! A little duct tape, some 4" flex dryer vent tube (Aluminum, of course!) ....strap that baby onto the computer and the AC unit and you might end up with with something worthy of...
by loren_brothers
Mon Jun 07, 2004 8:05 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: DYI rounded IDE cables
Replies: 17
Views: 3146

Warned ya Phil!!! :lol:

:lol: roflmao :lol:
by loren_brothers
Thu Jun 03, 2004 9:52 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: 80 mm vrs 120 mm, which is better?
Replies: 20
Views: 5968

I personally feel that single 120 will make less noise than 2- 80's at the same rpms. Try a nice evercool Al with a bay mounted fan controller. That way when you are gaming you can increase RPMs if you start to heat up and the rest of time have it running slow to keep things quiet.
by loren_brothers
Thu Jun 03, 2004 4:08 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: DYI rounded IDE cables
Replies: 17
Views: 3146

OUCH!!! You are really about to open up a can of worms there! :shock: From the discussion in other threads I know you will get comments about electrical interference (or whatever) and how it will interfere with your data transfer if you stack them like that! It would definately be EVIL of you if you...
by loren_brothers
Tue May 25, 2004 8:37 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: what's a good "low noise" power supply??
Replies: 19
Views: 5042

Metaluna ... Thanks for your input! :D It seems that my post didn't draw the response I expected (in fact it almost got 'kidnapped' lol). I guess the non-modding clause threw a wet towel on it! :wink: I have decided to try the Superflower 140mm PSU for the simple reason that nobody here had an opin...
by loren_brothers
Mon May 24, 2004 9:19 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: what's a good "low noise" power supply??
Replies: 19
Views: 5042

I re-read the review of the Enermax and the posts about the review here on the board. This brought a few problems to light which I might have. The sheathing on the cabling might prove to be a problem for me since I plan to mod the wiring. From another thread: I also plan to 'custom length' the PSU o...
by loren_brothers
Mon May 24, 2004 8:56 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Anyone tried the SilenX 120mm fan?
Replies: 11
Views: 3577

hmmmm....

None of the info said anything about in-line voltage reduction. Sneaky lil devils. Got any pics you could post showing that?
by loren_brothers
Sun May 23, 2004 8:01 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: what's a good "low noise" power supply??
Replies: 19
Views: 5042

cs: that is the unfortunate truth about ASUS boards, they under-report by several degrees (I have found it's about 6C though) I don't understand why they don't correct that fault but we just have to deal with it untill they do. :cry: Still inviting comments on the main topic, single fan PSUs, dual r...
by loren_brothers
Sun May 23, 2004 3:25 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Anyone have an up to date CPU history chart?
Replies: 6
Views: 1457

LOL I have one sitting here on my desk! :shock: MMX166!

What a hoot!
by loren_brothers
Sun May 23, 2004 3:03 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: what's a good "low noise" power supply??
Replies: 19
Views: 5042

mike, the reason I was looking at single fan units is that the Noiseblocker G2 case has 4 fans... 2 front intake, 1 rear exhaust, and 1 blowhole (all 80mm). I was thinking of modding the rear exhaust to a 120mm Al fan and reversing the flow of the blowhole fan (undervolted, same as with the 2 intake...
by loren_brothers
Sun May 23, 2004 2:20 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: what's a good "low noise" power supply??
Replies: 19
Views: 5042

Quietest unmodded stable PSU for that power range: Enermax Noistaker. It'll work well. Check my review Are you referring to the 475W review? I would assume the data would be about the same? So Mike, are you of the opinion that a dual fan of this type(80/92) will be generally quieter than a 120 or 1...
by loren_brothers
Sun May 23, 2004 1:52 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: what's a good "low noise" power supply??
Replies: 19
Views: 5042

cruelsister wrote: It does have 2 SATA connectors, btw- don't really know if you're going to find a PS with 4.
I realize that I will have to use 2 adapters :wink:

What model # was the Coolmax? CX or CT series?
by loren_brothers
Sun May 23, 2004 11:22 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: what's a good "low noise" power supply??
Replies: 19
Views: 5042

what's a good "low noise" power supply??

I have decided not to use my AntecSL350 for my new system, instead I want to upgrade a bit. A new PSU would have to meet the following: Ablity to power an Athlon64 based MSI MB (ie: compliant for that form) Stable power output with low-tolerance output variance. (ie: <5%) Moderate to low noise outpu...
by loren_brothers
Mon May 17, 2004 1:04 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Noisy hard drive?? Just defraggle it!
Replies: 1
Views: 1069

Noisy hard drive?? Just defraggle it!

I was going to place this down in the 'non-silent' thread down at the bottom of the list.... but this is just tooooo classic to be tossed into the bottom drawer! Enjoy! (Those of you that enjoy 'opening things' will love this!) Defraggling Made Simple! also check out "clean your keyboard", "create a...
by loren_brothers
Sun May 16, 2004 4:20 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Simple Sonata duct mod [update-need a bigger PSU duct]
Replies: 6
Views: 4647

if you are referring to the round stuff it is standard 4" dryer duct....if you want the rectangular stuff: Never seen it in 9 years of being a buyer for a Hardware store.

Good luck :?
by loren_brothers
Sun May 16, 2004 10:55 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Looking for a quiet mouse
Replies: 11
Views: 2957

well, I don't know what you or anyone else here considers a "quiet" mouse to be, but I am using a Logitech cordless keyboard and mouse. The Keyboard is noisy just like any other normal keyboard but the mouse: I can't hear it doing anything. m/n: M-RN68 p/n: 851538-0000 either I am deaf, the mouse is...
by loren_brothers
Sat May 15, 2004 4:01 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Fan filter alternatives?
Replies: 10
Views: 2056

Now! Now!

We all know that Ralf is a skin diver and he just buys them because when you wear them they make it easier to slip a wetsuit on and off!

Right???? :wink:



right?
by loren_brothers
Sat May 15, 2004 3:50 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quiet Multi-format DVD Writer.
Replies: 10
Views: 2986

not meaning to sound stupid...but:

I really need to get an external model drive. Is this: external a good deal or should I shop around? I have been waiting for the dual format burners to drop down in price.
by loren_brothers
Sat May 15, 2004 3:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1609585

"Celtic Dialogue"

Laura Risk: fiddle
Jacqueline Schwab: Piano

Dorian Recordings...DOR-90264

...current selection: 'The collier's daughter'
*traditional Scottish