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by Red Dawn
Tue Feb 18, 2003 11:48 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Silencing a powerful water pump?
Replies: 6
Views: 3014

Hey Mercury,

What about suspending your pump inside a res/tank? Or are you skipping that part, opting for a T-connector instead?
by Red Dawn
Tue Feb 04, 2003 8:05 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: So, what'd you win?
Replies: 34
Views: 9384

I "lurked" here for about... oh, a month? Something like that, maybe a little less, before I started posting. I may not be the most frequent poster here, because frankly -- I just don't have the time now, but I try to contribute here and there, when the opportunity arises. Silencers? Hehe, good one....
by Red Dawn
Tue Feb 04, 2003 7:47 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: So, what'd you win?
Replies: 34
Views: 9384

I know, I know... I'm just... pointing out the obvious, I guess? :)

It's really drawn a lot of attention (and people) here though, so in a way, we all won something. Maybe not something that we can grasp with our hand, but the silentpc community seems to have gotten bigger.
by Red Dawn
Tue Feb 04, 2003 7:34 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: So, what'd you win?
Replies: 34
Views: 9384

I don't think it is the prices that are important here, it's the community.

But in conclusion; nope, I didn't win anything. ;)
by Red Dawn
Sat Feb 01, 2003 2:28 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: InnoVibes and Seagate Barracuda
Replies: 4
Views: 2797

Mmm, the hd sandwich is a project of Mike's (at least, the first one I ever saw). If you go and look under storage on the main page, I'm sure you can find it. He did a couple of revisions to it also, might be worth checking up, as well as the recent rubber block modding madness . Something which I w...
by Red Dawn
Sat Feb 01, 2003 5:35 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: InnoVibes and Seagate Barracuda
Replies: 4
Views: 2797

Welcome to SPCR fetaost, I have tried neither of those products, but if I go into speculation: I'd tend to think that suspension (ie. novibes) is better than direct mounting (even if it is with rubber). I haven't felt the quality and "softness" of this rubber they use, and therefore it's a bit of a ...
by Red Dawn
Sat Feb 01, 2003 4:59 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: super\double\triple PSU combo for fanless operation ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2037

Hiya poizen, I've actually seen this being done before, but I can't for the life of me remember where I saw it. They basically connected the 5V and 12V lines (if I remember correctly) by using some intricate electrical schematics (which I never quite wholly understood). This was not a fanless psu mo...
by Red Dawn
Fri Jan 31, 2003 8:15 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Quietest highspeed CDRW
Replies: 4
Views: 1800

I'm also interested in a quiet cdrw drive, as I'm in the market for one right now. Are toshiba's quiet on the cdrw market as well as the dvd-rom market?

Thanks.
by Red Dawn
Tue Jan 28, 2003 10:45 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: old quiet harddrives?
Replies: 3
Views: 1954

Hi there tyrian, I also have the voodoo 5 gfx card, and have also pondered about replacing the heatsinks, I was tempted to buy two alpha "for general use" heatsinks, but upon further inspection they did not fit. So I abandoned that idea a while ago. You could, however, most probably use a regular no...
by Red Dawn
Thu Jan 23, 2003 12:19 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Palomino vs Thoroughbred
Replies: 22
Views: 7072

The reduced die size hasn't made much a difference to the effieciency of cooling in my experience. It may be due to the more efficient heat transfer through the core on the thoroughbreds, but I'm not sure. (something about copper layers instead of aluminum inside the core) Just a small note to make...
by Red Dawn
Sun Jan 19, 2003 7:28 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Piezoelectric fans
Replies: 1
Views: 1431

Very interesting. We'll see if it reaches the PC market, or not. From the way the article presents it's 'findings', it looks as though it may take some time to get here. I find this bit rather interesting: Piezoelectric fans could be also be used to break up pockets of hot air in tiny spaces that ro...
by Red Dawn
Sat Jan 11, 2003 12:04 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Epia-M9000 HS/Fan replacement
Replies: 16
Views: 8120

Hi Billy, You could probably use any northbridge HS out there, as it has (as you observed) the push-pins to fit them. Another alternative is to take a 'regular' HS and thermal epoxy it on, using arctic silver epoxy, or by using some other method VIA probably would not want you be doing. ;) It looks ...
by Red Dawn
Fri Jan 10, 2003 1:09 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Crude enclosure to put noisy tv in.
Replies: 7
Views: 5080

If you someday decide to remove this "box", you could probably go and ask your local tv-repairshop for the kind of laquer they use to spray the insides (coils) to quiet down whining tv's. I'm tempted to throw in a link, but I'm not 100% sure it's the right kind of laquer you need, so better ask them...
by Red Dawn
Wed Jan 01, 2003 9:13 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Quiet cooling and distributed computing
Replies: 4
Views: 2295

Say, you wouldn't have that 600 mhz Athlon (or was it a 550?) Slot A cpu for sale, would you?

I would be interested in buying it if the price is right. ;-)
PM me or something if you still have it lying around, and if you are willing to sell it.
by Red Dawn
Wed Dec 25, 2002 3:55 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Multimeter
Replies: 2
Views: 1606

Thanks for the great answer, and for your own personal view on it. I too understand that since I do not know what's good, and what's not, it's probably better to get to the point with a fairly basic multimeter where I actually do know. :) I'll hopefully put it to good use in the future. My new compu...
by Red Dawn
Tue Dec 24, 2002 3:07 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Multimeter
Replies: 2
Views: 1606

Multimeter

Hello everyone, and merry (belated?) christmas! I got this for christmas, and this being my first ever multimeter, I'm just wondering... how "good" is it? Is it overkill, ie. has enough features to keep me puzzled about what they are, and what they do forever, or is it a mediocre multimeter that wil...
by Red Dawn
Sat Dec 14, 2002 1:55 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Pentium 4 3.06GHz w/ Hyperthreading based system
Replies: 11
Views: 3952

Hi John, I'm just astounded by the specifications of your (to me) killer system, I'm sure you'll have lots of fun with it. Regarding your PSU question, I think a Seasonic 400 watts will do just fine, I guess you could always take a look at Antec's offerings, but I doubt they would be equal in terms ...
by Red Dawn
Thu Dec 12, 2002 7:13 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate Barracuda's, anyone replaced 4's with 5's...........
Replies: 19
Views: 9253

Think I read the 80gb V's are single platter? so maybe they will be similar in quietness to a 40bg single platter IV? The single platter model of the barracuda V line is the 60GB model. The IV reached a maximum of 80 GB using two platters (40+40), and the V's (using 60GB platter technology) reaches...
by Red Dawn
Mon Dec 09, 2002 9:06 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Upgrade susgestions, xmas time yay
Replies: 1
Views: 1396

I always planned on putting 2 120mm fans next to eachother... I had 2 120mm papst fans (the 26dba ones) in mind. Now I'm afraid that they would be overkill. Even if I put them at 7v they're gonna push alot mroe air than i need. So I was wondering just how slow you can get a 120mm fan to spin. I'm g...
by Red Dawn
Sun Dec 08, 2002 7:12 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Something strange in thermal diode readings
Replies: 17
Views: 15690

The reason behind me asking is that I've yet to see vendors here in Sweden seperate the two existing cores, they just sell them all under xp1700+ and use the old "palomino" name for all of them, so it's uncertain you'll get a thoroughbred if you ordered, it could go either way basically. Thanks for ...
by Red Dawn
Sun Dec 08, 2002 6:51 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Aluminium Case Acts As A Massive Heatsink
Replies: 16
Views: 6000

I was aware that one of the heatsinks normally aren't live MikeC, but I have to admit I didn't know there were PSU's without live heatsinks, thanks for the heads-up larrymoencurly! Regardless of which though, as I saw it he was going to rig it up so that both heatsinks were connected, which would pr...
by Red Dawn
Sun Dec 08, 2002 6:41 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Suspending/insulating PSU ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2782

Kool 'n Quiet seems to have them, the product is named "Flexinut", although there is no picture of them. You can find them under fan accessories on the second page.

That's one place you can buy them from at least. :)
by Red Dawn
Sun Dec 08, 2002 6:36 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Something strange in thermal diode readings
Replies: 17
Views: 15690

Very interesting. The thoroughbred xp you bought, did you have to ask for it specifically, or did you just cross your fingers and hope you'd get one? I want to buy one as well, but the possibility of receiving a palomino instead is somewhat bugging me. Also, what stepping did you get on yours?
by Red Dawn
Sat Dec 07, 2002 10:21 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Aluminium Case Acts As A Massive Heatsink
Replies: 16
Views: 6000

Providing a direct link from the heatsinks in the PSU to the chassis may not be the best of ideas, since the heatsinks are live (or so I've been told by people that have tried to find out for themselves ;) ). So in effect, you'd get 'zapped' everytime you tried to touch the aluminium frame, in case ...
by Red Dawn
Sat Dec 07, 2002 3:54 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: A few questions about watercooling
Replies: 2
Views: 3201

Hi there wussboy. I am one who thinks in the lines of 'the more the merrier', so any contributions is of course taken under consideration. I think you can just assume that your system has about the capacity of your smallest connection. So, I'd assume that your system is basically a 3/8" system. Depe...
by Red Dawn
Sat Dec 07, 2002 11:44 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: frameless and suspended (opinions pls.)
Replies: 13
Views: 5319

Ouch, that's pretty hot...

I get scared when my harddrives exceed 40C, last one that did died a horrible death.

Do you think 120 mm. fans would exhibit the same kind of behaviour, or would they cope with free-air suspension quite well (considering their size)?
by Red Dawn
Sat Dec 07, 2002 11:37 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: A computer case that is seemingly hard to come by
Replies: 31
Views: 20011

I'm not too sure which case model you're referring to, however, I do remember seeing that they used this case in one of their watercooling kits. LiteOn is actually the maker (as far as I know), swiftech just rebranded/used their product. It's pretty nifty with thumbscrews, and a bigger than usual PS...
by Red Dawn
Sat Dec 07, 2002 11:31 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: A few questions about watercooling
Replies: 2
Views: 3201

A few questions about watercooling

I want to give this a shot, and see if I can put some sort of watercooling setup together. Before I do so, however, I have a few 'general' questions about it. I know that there are two types of cable width's and/or 'connector' (to the waterblocks) width's, generally speaking. 1/2" obviously allows m...
by Red Dawn
Fri Dec 06, 2002 7:10 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: A computer case that is seemingly hard to come by
Replies: 31
Views: 20011

** The pretty final third update ** Yeah, so after a lot of talking back and forth via e-mail, a money transfer later to Germany, plus a few days wait has finally landed me the FS-020 case, at the nominal price of 170,52 EUR. *grin* It got to be a bit more expensive than I first thought it would be,...
by Red Dawn
Thu Nov 07, 2002 11:57 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Invitation to write Quiet Watercooling Article!
Replies: 38
Views: 13339

Thanks for the newsflash (my knowledge about old cars/trucks are somewhat limited), I didn't know copper was cheaper than aluminium, what a world to be living in... :) I'm not sure if we have a lot of old american cars around here, so my best bet will probably be to find a larger (and older?) vehicl...