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by Steve Rosenthal
Sun Jul 10, 2005 8:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Best (Windows) Email Client?
Replies: 17
Views: 10159

I've been using T'bird at home. Have to use Outlook at work. T'bird is lean, mean, and has good spam filtering. Looks nice too.

--Steve
by Steve Rosenthal
Tue Jun 28, 2005 6:46 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: thermalright si-9xv preview
Replies: 9
Views: 2745

It sure looks great. Plus, it's under the Intel weight limit. Let's hope they expand compatibility. I'd Love to experiment with a ducting scheme.

--Steve
by Steve Rosenthal
Mon Jun 27, 2005 8:42 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: thermalright si-9xv preview
Replies: 9
Views: 2745

Says it's for a Xeon, so that probably makes it a Socket 604.

--Steve
by Steve Rosenthal
Thu Jun 23, 2005 12:09 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: The future is now PC to Stereo
Replies: 40
Views: 10578

Bomba - you raved about the Squeezebox software. My beef with most music management software is that they are simply awful at cataloging the music like I want to. Most of them are song-oriented, not album oriented. They seem optimized for song-buyers (downloads) rather than album buyers. Yes you ca...
by Steve Rosenthal
Wed Jun 22, 2005 6:49 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: The future is now PC to Stereo
Replies: 40
Views: 10578

bomba wrote: I have been using a Squeezebox2 www.slimdevices.com Nice to see another squeezeboxer on SPCR. :D I've been using one for over a year now. Wired version connected to a P4 (system 2 in sig). I ripped all our CDs down uncompressed which is about 180GB for around 260 CDs (our collection isn...
by Steve Rosenthal
Thu Jun 16, 2005 12:06 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Let's start SPCR wiki
Replies: 43
Views: 40357

I'd like to nominate TWiki as a candidate. I've been administering our internal site for four or so years. It's pretty mature and with a fairly stable and solid group of core contributors. I'm also happy to do what I can with regard to administration or at least some level of consulting (especially ...
by Steve Rosenthal
Wed Jun 15, 2005 5:20 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Dust experience with the recommended quiet Antec cases?
Replies: 5
Views: 1866

I've got the 3000B. I duct-taped over the hole at the bottom of the front bezel, I've got acoustipack on the side panel which covers the expansion slot vent, but I use the CPU duct. For that I've got a square of household vent filter material. So far, things stay pretty clean. Every couple of months...
by Steve Rosenthal
Tue Jun 14, 2005 6:30 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: new AX8 mobo not able to boot up
Replies: 6
Views: 3008

You say the power supply fan isn't spinning, so I'd focus there first. This may be obvious, but most power supplies have a switch to set it for 110V or 220V operation. Make sure you've got it set to the proper voltage for your electrical system. If it's an auto-ranging power supply, it's supposed to...
by Steve Rosenthal
Sun Jun 12, 2005 12:21 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Silent DAW/PC: Raptor or Nidec?
Replies: 13
Views: 3256

What DAW hardware/software are you using (or planning to use) and what's your typical workflow? I'm using a 1212M and EmulatorX. At the moment I'm using Cubasis VST4 (which came with the 1212M/EmulatorX package) and Audacity. I will probably upgrade. To what? I don't know. I also have an Asus A8V D...
by Steve Rosenthal
Sat Jun 11, 2005 2:31 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Silent DAW/PC: Raptor or Nidec?
Replies: 13
Views: 3256

What DAW hardware/software are you using (or planning to use) and what's your typical workflow?

--Steve
by Steve Rosenthal
Mon Jun 06, 2005 10:32 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: DO OEM AMD cpu's have same warranty as retail??
Replies: 4
Views: 2568

The retail box warranty is based on the assumption you'll use the included AMD (or Intel) heatsink. The heatsinks come with pre-applied thermal interface pads, so it's kind of like AMD's insurance policy against death-by-improper-installation. To quote the AMD retail box processor installation guide...
by Steve Rosenthal
Fri May 13, 2005 12:02 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Switching out motherboards
Replies: 7
Views: 3810

Alglove is on the money. Try the repair first. It worked for me when I swapped between a Soyo and ASUS board.

--Steve
by Steve Rosenthal
Thu May 05, 2005 11:01 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Turning on a PSU w/o a motherboard.
Replies: 10
Views: 2314

I use one of these. It works, is cheap, and relatively safe. Plus, you get some feeback on the condition of your PSU.

--Steve
by Steve Rosenthal
Tue May 03, 2005 6:46 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec SLK3000B: Minimalist Midtower for Quiet PC
Replies: 233
Views: 181293

Thanks for the feedback Steve. I guess with Acoustic pak, the overall noise will be reduced. I also like the fact that the 3000b allows a PSU with your own selection. Not that you can't replace the sonata's, its just you wouldn't feel like money wasted. As for the duct position, I guess I can alway...
by Steve Rosenthal
Tue May 03, 2005 6:12 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: SLK3000B intake fan position
Replies: 3
Views: 1605

Quick tip if you're mounting the fan on the inside: Pop out 4 of the rubber grommets from the hard drive cage and fit them into the fan-mounting holes. Quick and dirty decoupling solution for the the fan. Works nicely.

--Steve
by Steve Rosenthal
Mon May 02, 2005 5:14 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec SLK3000B: Minimalist Midtower for Quiet PC
Replies: 233
Views: 181293

I was wondering how well the duct actually lines up with standard NF4/KT890 motherboards, like the Abit AX8 and Epox EP-9NPA+ fitted with the XP90/XP120. I saw that someone posted that it didn't line up very well with a DFI-board, but they have their sockets/dimms in a different configuration. A ve...
by Steve Rosenthal
Sun May 01, 2005 6:57 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec SLK3000B: Minimalist Midtower for Quiet PC
Replies: 233
Views: 181293

man i love my 3000b, i just finished my rebuild, moving my system from my sonata to it. I also added on an alx800 thermalright heatsink w/ 92mm panaflo and my cpu load temps have dropped from 54 to 45 I'm in the process of building a new system with "silent" cooling in mind. Basically has come down...
by Steve Rosenthal
Sun Apr 24, 2005 8:25 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Fan proximity to hard drive
Replies: 4
Views: 1812

Considering there are aftermarket drive coolers that put one or two fans in close proximity to the drive (albeit the underside), I'd assume the magnetic field issue is probably low-risk. However, judging from your pic, that's not much of an air-gap. I'd consider a front-to-back configuration to flow...
by Steve Rosenthal
Sat Apr 23, 2005 11:00 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1617179

The Conet Project: Recordings Of Shortwave Numbers Stations
by Steve Rosenthal
Tue Jun 15, 2004 1:23 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Thermaltake Hardcano 12
Replies: 14
Views: 4992

Interesting solution, but you're right -- it starts pricey and only goes up from there. :wink:

--Steve
by Steve Rosenthal
Tue Jun 15, 2004 12:15 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Thermaltake Hardcano 12
Replies: 14
Views: 4992

Thermaltake Hardcano 12

Anyone have any opinions?

It looks like a less-than-perfect solution, but hey, the perfect is the enemy of the good.

Hardcano 12 Review.

So far, it's the first one I've seen that offers a way regulate speeds, not just set on/off points.

It's bulky as hell, though (and pricey).

Still...

--Steve
by Steve Rosenthal
Wed Jun 09, 2004 11:27 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Q-Tech 544TC Temperature Control Bay LCD
Replies: 6
Views: 1984

Hi Martin, I'm pretty much in the same boat as you. I've tried working with Speedfan (see the links page), and while it's 90% there in terms of fan control, it's that remaining 10% which is show-stopping for me. (Fans spin down completely when trigger temps are reached and I can't seem to work aroun...
by Steve Rosenthal
Tue Jun 08, 2004 4:34 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Q-Tech 544TC Temperature Control Bay LCD
Replies: 6
Views: 1984

Looks like a repackaged version of the Kingwin controller.

Kind of curious about this one myself.

--Steve
by Steve Rosenthal
Wed May 26, 2004 10:21 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Making rear exhaust fan an intake fan
Replies: 4
Views: 2436

Check out the following link: http://www.sunbeamtech.com/new/products/cooling/cooling%20series-overclockers%20cooler%20kit.htm (I've played around with this kit a little, but didn't see any major temp changes, but I'm still tweaking around and may try it again.) I think the keys here are: redirect t...
by Steve Rosenthal
Tue May 25, 2004 10:36 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Why don't we see more bottom vents?
Replies: 27
Views: 7598

My case has a bottom vent but very little clearance. Here's what I did about it (based on reading this thread :) ).

http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=12780

--Steve
by Steve Rosenthal
Mon May 24, 2004 8:23 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Quiet P4 Project
Replies: 3
Views: 3471

Here are the results of my first swag at a bezel for the computer desk. I consider this a "working prototype". :wink: http://images.snapfish.com/33%3A8689923232%7Ffp45%3Dot%3E232%3C%3D%3C28%3D336%3DXROQDF%3E2323547875475ot1lsi It's 3/4" particle board in three front pieces: two sides and the top pie...
by Steve Rosenthal
Mon May 24, 2004 1:36 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Intake/Exhaust ducting of CPU.
Replies: 21
Views: 4570

I've been thinking about the same thing for awhile for my P4. My approach would be a straight-through front-to-back system with two fans: fan 1 attached to the heatsink drawing ducted fresh air and blowing it over the HS, and fan two on the rear of the chassis exhausing the hot air. The main logisti...
by Steve Rosenthal
Wed May 19, 2004 5:45 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Nexus PPR-1030 -- Review Candidate?
Replies: 2
Views: 1069

Nexus PPR-1030 -- Review Candidate?

I hadn't seen this Nexus PPR-1030 before. New?

It's got me wondering whether or not it would be overkill on my lil' ol' P4 2.8. I'd swap fans with the my 3600, which runs at a pretty constant 2600 RPMs.

I can't find weight specs on it though.

--Steve[/url]
by Steve Rosenthal
Wed May 19, 2004 1:33 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Your PC before SPCR and after
Replies: 26
Views: 6925

Before SPCR:

Me: "Honey, I built a new computer."
My Wife: "It's really loud."

After SPCR:

Me: "Honey, I 'fixed' the computer."
My Wife: "Is it on???"

--Steve

P.S. Before SPCR: $$$$$; After SPCR: $$. :P
by Steve Rosenthal
Wed May 19, 2004 10:25 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Quiet P4 Project
Replies: 3
Views: 3471

Thanks, Ralf. This is fun, and a dang site cheaper than modding cars!

--Steve