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by streety
Wed Dec 21, 2005 5:02 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Looking for a fan control circuit that does this...
Replies: 13
Views: 3866

I have one more question, regarding to the design of this circuit. In my circuits class, I worked with a Hewlett-Packard "Triple Power Supply" which had five binding posts on the front, one for +18V, one for COM (basically 0V), one for +20V, and one for -20V, plus an earth ground terminal. Working ...
by streety
Sun Mar 06, 2005 11:16 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Nice&Quiet SLK3000 aka "The Phoenix"
Replies: 4
Views: 4167

Hi Double D

If you need somewhere to host your pics you could try any of the following . . .

http://www.goonse.cx/
http://www.imgspot.com/
http://imageshack.us/

There are no doubt countless others but these were the ones hidden away in my bookmarks.
by streety
Tue Feb 15, 2005 1:53 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Sticky for the UK
Replies: 107
Views: 211922

http://www.dorothybradbury.co.uk Has been mentioned before, but I really have to recommend this one. Very good service! Shipping costs for 4 fans to Finland was 2€. You can hardly send a christmas card for that price here.. :roll: Yeah, I bought a few panaflo's from her a couple of months ago. Very...
by streety
Fri Dec 17, 2004 12:09 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: need help identifying noise. one thing after another sigh
Replies: 4
Views: 1729

Obsessive? Us? :lol:
Tibors wrote:Do you still hear the noise when you disconnect the drives?


This is the only thing I can suggest, just experiment with different things plugged in and not plugged in until the whine stops. You should be able to find the culprit quite quickly.
by streety
Thu Dec 16, 2004 3:13 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Watercooled Nexus Breeze(Zalman Reserator)
Replies: 17
Views: 9095

Nice setup. :) Only things I would say is your wiring could be improved and do you know what temp your HDD is running at? Creating an air duct for the PSU will be very hard because the intake hole is facing down rather than towards the front of the case. Just means you have less space to work. You m...
by streety
Fri Nov 19, 2004 4:26 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: OMG!!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 5292

Maybe it is just me but I have no idea what you're talking about. :?
by streety
Mon Aug 30, 2004 8:09 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Using more case fans than # of 3-pin connectors on MB
Replies: 7
Views: 1984

Zalman sell a multi connector that allows you to connects 4 3-pin fans to a 4-pin molex connector. Two are at the full 12v and two at 5v. This might be ideal for your needs.

It will allow you to connect all 4 fans and should save you a bit on fanmates.
by streety
Fri Aug 27, 2004 8:36 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Using more case fans than # of 3-pin connectors on MB
Replies: 7
Views: 1984

Unless you buy some male 3-pin connectors I don't know what else you can do. Even this way you would still need to do some soldering, though it would look neater.
by streety
Fri Aug 20, 2004 5:38 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Help, are my Silent PC days over?
Replies: 14
Views: 3713

Well the Athlon64's are apparently relatively easy to cool (though I have no experience with them) so that shouldn't be a problem to cool quietly.

As for the graphics card I have no idea, my graphics card seems to have died and I'm using the onboard graphics on my MoBo now. :?
by streety
Thu Aug 19, 2004 10:07 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My road to (near) silence
Replies: 5
Views: 3784

A link to my inspiration is in the source.

I've completely re-written it but the original source is there. :)
by streety
Wed Aug 18, 2004 6:25 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Case made out of Safety Mats?
Replies: 27
Views: 7522

Although your diagram shows both the right side and back panels swung open you probably wouldn't need them both open at the same time and I don't see why your design wouldn't be solid with any one panel open. It would be difficult to have the top panel attached to the back as it breaks in half down ...
by streety
Wed Aug 18, 2004 4:13 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My road to (near) silence
Replies: 5
Views: 3784

Thanks for indentifying these problems. I'll try and fix them now. :)

[edit]I think everything is working fine now. Just lots of silly mistakes. [/edit]
by streety
Tue Aug 17, 2004 4:00 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My road to (near) silence
Replies: 5
Views: 3784

My road to (near) silence

Since I first posted here I've been upto quite a bit and I believe that for this computer at least my journey to silence is almost at it's end. I've created 4 pages detailing what I've done and how successful it's been on my website . These pages aren't as complete as I would have liked as I only ha...
by streety
Tue Aug 17, 2004 3:23 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Case made out of Safety Mats?
Replies: 27
Views: 7522

Either that or have some mechanism by which the motherboard can be removed from the right side of the case. The diagrams are looking much better now. What program are you using? Glad to see you've dropped the unneeded drives as well. :) I don't know how practical it would be in terms of alignment bu...
by streety
Mon Aug 16, 2004 3:50 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Case made out of Safety Mats?
Replies: 27
Views: 7522

Ok, let me get this right. The black boxes are the 5.25 inch drives, the blue the 3.5 inch HDD's. The orange box is the PSU mounted vertically so the 120mm fan sucks air over the HDD's. That air is then directed up over the scarlet air outlet hopefully sucking air out by the ventury (or is it ventur...
by streety
Sun Jul 25, 2004 6:26 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Cooling? Fanless PSU and other recommendations...?
Replies: 8
Views: 5805

Dial-up friendly version of above pic

Q1. I doubt it, thats a fairly open vent as it is.

Q2. I have no experience with fanless PSU's so can't really comment here. Hopefully someone else will be able to give you some good advice.
by streety
Sun Jul 25, 2004 6:02 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: A couple of quick questions.
Replies: 2
Views: 3258

1. It depnds on what voltage range the mb can supply and what range of voltages you want. If the mb can do the full range you think you'll need you won't need them, if no then it might be an idea. 2. Well I don't have an athlon 64 and haven't read much about them but I would imagine you would be abl...
by streety
Tue Jul 20, 2004 4:45 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Request for feedback on silent pc project
Replies: 16
Views: 8634

You shouldn't have to actually drill holes. Many modern boards come with mounting holes already and I hope thats what they are talking about. Drilling into your mb would be a mistake I believe!
by streety
Sat Jul 17, 2004 11:31 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: The Pringles Effect
Replies: 11
Views: 3103

You might be able to make it more silent by moving the fan from the outside of the case back onto the heatsink. That way the path for the noise will be longer and vibration should be less of a problem.

You may not want to do the work though if it's already quiet enough for your needs.
by streety
Wed Jul 14, 2004 4:20 pm
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: SPCR is 2, 3, 4, 5... now 6 yrs old!
Replies: 55
Views: 96130

Wow, 2 years old. I too thought it was much older and i too think it looks much better now than it did then. But no doubt we'll be saying the same thing 2 years from now. :)

Oh and how you've managed to edit your post 2 twice and still not spot it is beyond me! :p
by streety
Tue Jul 13, 2004 10:45 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silenced Sonata!
Replies: 5
Views: 5064

Sounds like you need a PSU airduct.
by streety
Wed Jun 23, 2004 5:50 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Intake duct/vent question
Replies: 3
Views: 1221

The only problem with this that I know off is if you accidentally cover the opening. Apart from that I don't see why it won't work.
by streety
Wed Jun 23, 2004 5:43 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Bluetooth, ultimate silence solution?
Replies: 31
Views: 12230

Well you could easily drop the idea of a solid state hard drive. You need the hard drive to be near the CPU rather than near you. As for the keyboard and mouse I don't see a problem with those being wireless but I'm a little less sure about the Cd drives and monitor. Would there be enough bandwidth ...
by streety
Thu Jun 17, 2004 4:48 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Standby shuts off all on Dell, can a self-built do this?
Replies: 15
Views: 3511

IIRC = if i remember correctly

I'm not sure what S4 does myself so this will have to be the limit of my help.
by streety
Wed Jun 16, 2004 3:47 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec Truepower 380s heats up the room too much - too hot!
Replies: 3
Views: 1315

Although the best way to reduce the heat produced is to use less power hungry components you may also like to consider the reverse of this with your hot air vented out of the room. You'll reduce your airflow so would need to monitor the temps in your case but most of the hot air from your computer c...
by streety
Sat Jun 12, 2004 12:33 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: DO YOU HAVE A WINDOWED CASE?
Replies: 10
Views: 2463

No I don't have a windowed case, and I don't want one. I don't really see the point of them myself. If I need to see in my case I will probably also need to be fiddling with the inside of my case and I can't do that through perspex. Perhaps if I was redecorating my room and was aiming for a high-tec...
by streety
Sat Jun 12, 2004 4:40 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Mods Planned out
Replies: 9
Views: 2627

What are your grills like? Unless they are really open you won't be getting anywhere near 32 cfm from your fans. When running Prime95 had the temperature plateaued? I normally wait for the temperature to stabilise but I may just be sadistic. First of all I would replace the fan in the PSU and build ...
by streety
Thu Jun 10, 2004 1:07 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Mods Planned out
Replies: 9
Views: 2627

Is that the temp measured by the sensor on the motherboard or by direct measurement? Either way I would not consider that a problem. As long as your components can sufficiently dissipate the heat they produce then I don't see why that should be a problem. Whats the temperature of your CPU? You menti...
by streety
Thu Jun 10, 2004 4:46 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Mods Planned out
Replies: 9
Views: 2627

What are your temperatures at the moment? There is no point adding additional fans if your system is relatively cool. I'm actually thinking of replacing the fan in my PSU with a panaflo L1A and putting in a duct from the top 5.25 inch drive. Where the duct should 'sprout' from your case depends on h...
by streety
Thu Jun 03, 2004 1:13 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Avance Terminator: Better execution than Lian-Li V series?
Replies: 16
Views: 3749

Is it just me or does the HDD cage look as though the HDD's will be vertically mounted? If that is the case then a PSU with a fan in the bottom would suck air directly over the HDD's. Seems a bit strange to me though.