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by msm_zgok
Thu Apr 13, 2006 9:27 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD A64 TDP Poll
Replies: 71
Views: 69635

AMD64 TCaseMax - v1.19 ---------------------- CPU Information (CPU #1): Standard CPUID: Family: F, Model: F, Stepping: 2 Extended CPUID: Family: F, Model: 2F, Stepping: 2 CPUID String: 20FF2 Processor APIC: 0 Processor: AMD Athlon 64 3000+ (Venice) CPU Speed: 1809.27 (201.03 x 9.0) Revision: DH8-E6 ...
by msm_zgok
Sun May 08, 2005 9:51 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Venturing into the Small Form Factor
Replies: 1
Views: 1465

Venturing into the Small Form Factor

I just ordered the AOpen EZ18 to replace my Antec-Biostar system. I wanted to check out the SFF anyway and it seemed like the EZ18 is a well recommended entry-level socket A barebone. I also made a bad decision. Well the system that it will replace has a weird Samsung Spinpoint ( this Tech Support F...
by msm_zgok
Sat Oct 23, 2004 11:10 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: My new Apple 12" iBook G4 1Ghz is extremely quiet!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 8350

I had the G4 800MHz iBook and it was quiet too. My only gripe with it was that the G4 didn't feel sufficient enough to power OS X Panther, thus I sold it a month after I purchased it.
by msm_zgok
Sat Oct 23, 2004 9:41 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Athlon XP mobo undervoltable & without chipset fan?
Replies: 15
Views: 4602

I second the AN35N-Ultra. I'm glad I bought it before I even knew about SPCR :D
by msm_zgok
Mon Oct 18, 2004 7:00 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: US/Canadian store to buy Seasonic PSU
Replies: 3
Views: 1322

Silicon Acoustics has A3 Seasonics. It says so on the product pages and the Seasonic I bought from them in August was A3.
by msm_zgok
Sat Oct 16, 2004 11:08 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Finding the perfect 120mm fan is so, so hard.
Replies: 20
Views: 7795

Nexus 120mm at Silicon Acoustics. They're in WA too and I think UPS ground will take like a day just to deliver the goods.
by msm_zgok
Sat Oct 16, 2004 11:03 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: D8000 VS. Black Knight VS. Evercase 4252
Replies: 6
Views: 2944

Looks like you're looking for a case that can fit a 120mm front and back.

http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=3606

As for those three cases on your list, you could go ahead and pick one and then mod it to suit your needs.
by msm_zgok
Sat Oct 16, 2004 10:57 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: extra wires!
Replies: 10
Views: 2102

I hide them in the unused 5.25" bays.
by msm_zgok
Sat Oct 16, 2004 9:54 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec 1650B vs. CompUsa (Antec) CS200B?
Replies: 7
Views: 3307

I sealed off the side vents so I can run the exhaust fans to pull air from the front bezel. Compared to the 3700AMB/BQE, these cases are tight on space. It wasn't easy to get a mATX mobo to slide into position without bumping on the cages etc. Don't think I'll ever want to squeeze an ATX in there. I...
by msm_zgok
Fri Oct 15, 2004 10:23 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec 1650B vs. CompUsa (Antec) CS200B?
Replies: 7
Views: 3307

I was comparing these cases like two weeks ago. :D I have the SLK1650 and I've checked out the CS200 over at CompUSA. It's basically the same stuff except the exhaust fan opening, included PSU and included fan. IIRC the CS200 doesn't come with HDD cages that fit those rubber grommet stuff seen in th...
by msm_zgok
Wed Oct 13, 2004 5:53 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Western Digital upsets the SPCR worldview!
Replies: 17
Views: 11862

I have that same WD, but probably manufactured before May 2004. It's not quiet but not irritating like my old Quantum fireball. I recently installed rubber grommets (taken from Antec case, which fit Evercase 4252) and the noise has nice drop, though I can still hear it of course. JVC Samsung definit...
by msm_zgok
Sat Oct 09, 2004 8:36 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: I have a loud samsung -- now what?
Replies: 5
Views: 2041

Ralf Hutter wrote:I'd vote for RMAing back to Newegg.
I agree with the RMA. I found the JVC to be much quieter than my WD and way quieter than an old 15GB Quantum Fireball.
by msm_zgok
Wed Oct 06, 2004 11:38 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Thermaltake BigWater 120mm Watercooling Kit
Replies: 11
Views: 4537

Um...Firefox users when you click that link does it open another window that prompts you to insert a CD into your CD-ROM drive? Screenshot below, title bar is supposed to be blue but I wanted to keep the file small so... http://img27.exs.cx/img27/3742/firefox1.th.gif Nothing happens anyway, CANCEL a...
by msm_zgok
Wed Oct 06, 2004 11:13 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Correcting CPU diode temp reporting inaccuracies
Replies: 63
Views: 44629

Very nice. I'll have to return to it when I have the time. I don't think I should worry about my CPU temps when my HDD easily hits 45°C while defragmenting, MBM recorded 50°C as the highest it reached :( Idle stays consistent at 31-32°C though. I agree, it looks photoshopped :D, show us some afterma...
by msm_zgok
Wed Oct 06, 2004 4:58 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best fanless heatsink to cool an undervolted Athlon XP
Replies: 27
Views: 9076

Unlocked Thoroughbreds are rare, you're better off with an XP-M, and undervolt/clock that sucker for the lowest heat dissipation possible. Jones, with the unlocked Thoroughbred (or XP-M), he could always return to stock speeds when needed. 1GHz can easily handle browsing and some light games. EDIT: ...
by msm_zgok
Wed Oct 06, 2004 4:50 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Interesting example of the 'how much power do I need' debate
Replies: 4
Views: 1420

Nice article, but was that one page dedicated to weight really necessary?
by msm_zgok
Wed Oct 06, 2004 7:47 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Which one IDLES quietest? Barracuda or Spinpoint?
Replies: 4
Views: 2040

I give this one to Samsung. The overall volume level of the SpinPoint's idle sound is noticeably lower than that of the Seagate's, and that's not counting the characteristics of the noise. The type of sound emitted by the Samsung is also less obtrusive than that of the Seagate, as is the fact that ...
by msm_zgok
Sat Oct 02, 2004 10:38 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: getting rid of seek noise?
Replies: 7
Views: 2509

If it's not vibration then it's the motor and the only inexpensive way I can think of is to buy a silent HDD (Samsung Spinpoint) and sell the Maxtor to make up for the cost. Nevertheless, you should try suspending the HDDs (sewing elastic is like $1-2).
by msm_zgok
Sat Oct 02, 2004 10:30 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Silent PSU and case temp increases. Add to reviews?
Replies: 3
Views: 1245

What PSU are you using? Also you mention that the extra heat is forcing you to increase CPU fan speed. You should increase the speed of your exhaust fans instead. My Seasonic does run slightly warm but I'm pretty sure all the heat gets dumped out the hexagonal grill and the top of the case (isn't co...
by msm_zgok
Mon Sep 27, 2004 6:04 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright SI-97A for both K7 & K8!
Replies: 100
Views: 33852

Looks like another winner from Thermalright. Hard to tell how this thing will be mounted on the mobo. My only concern is whether you need extra space between the motherboard and PSU to fit this thing as most of the socket A motherboards are near the top.
by msm_zgok
Sun Sep 26, 2004 11:54 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: My home made silent(no fans) watercooled PC, almost finished
Replies: 22
Views: 7421

Re: My home made silent(no fans) watercooled PC, almost fini

its really irritating how people say silent, yet the project still includes fans and makes a noise. silent means you cant hear it. maybe "those" people are half deaf *g* Certain fans when undervolted are almost inaudible. Silence is a subjective issue, I think my Nexus @ 12V is silent enough while ...
by msm_zgok
Wed Sep 15, 2004 2:14 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Tom's Hardware case review
Replies: 9
Views: 2688

http://www6.tomshardware.com/howto/20040913/miditower-11.html "A large 120-mm fan ensures air intake" Whoever said this is stupid. Almost everyone uses the rear fan opening for exhaust. The pre-installed fan is also set to exhaust heat. Their method of testing is absurd. Risk of Injury- do they get ...
by msm_zgok
Tue Sep 14, 2004 11:12 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: cooling an amd xp2700
Replies: 5
Views: 1614

You could cut a hole in the nice Minuet and build an exhaust duct from there. Use an Alpha for the heatsink. Then again, the Minuet's finish looks too damm nice to be cut/sawed/drilled/dremelled through XD. Ideally, a side blowing heatsink like those mini heatpipe towers would work best in the Minue...
by msm_zgok
Mon Sep 13, 2004 7:05 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU blowhole potential easy mod?
Replies: 4
Views: 1371

You don't have to worry about the Seasonic ST fan ramping up if your exhaust can get rid of system heat efficiently (provided you don't run too many components off it). Building a CPU exhaust duct would surely help keep case temps down.
by msm_zgok
Mon Sep 13, 2004 4:15 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Thermalright XP120 cooler: The new King
Replies: 182
Views: 120399

Awesome review. Now, I must get a P4/A64 and see the capabilities of the XP-120 myself.
by msm_zgok
Sat Sep 11, 2004 10:34 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How much will a 300w power supply run?
Replies: 284
Views: 599714

Seasonic Super Tornado 300W Rev.A3 Shuttle AN35N Ultra + onboard sound and LAN AMD XP-M 2200+ @ 1600MHz (8.0 x 200, 1.35V) 768MB PC3200 RAM (256MB + 512MB) Sapphire ATI Radeon 9200 128MB Western Digital 80GB HDD Samsung 252F 52x32x52x Nexus 120mm @ 12V Antec 80mm LED fan @12V Also ran it with a Seag...
by msm_zgok
Sat Sep 04, 2004 1:15 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: which would you choose?: brand comparisons
Replies: 4
Views: 1491

Out of that list, I only have experience with the Seasonic. BTW, you could have done a Search on all the PSUs you were interested instead of making a post.

http://www.silentpcreview.com/article28-page1.html - SPCR's PSU fundamentals and recommended list. Go read that too.
by msm_zgok
Tue Aug 31, 2004 11:35 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Dilemma: buy an ATX case or wait and buy then a BTX?
Replies: 8
Views: 2614

Stick it ATX, nothing's wrong with it. I'd rather have the CPU be one of the last components the airflow reaches as they're made to handle higher temperatures. Having the CPU preheat the air fbefore it goes to the GPU and RAM isn't ideal for me.
by msm_zgok
Tue Aug 31, 2004 11:31 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: The "New" iMac G5
Replies: 55
Views: 37147

Curious on how hot the G5 will get. I remember reading somewhere that Apple needed to reduce the heat and power requirements in order to use the G5 in their powerbooks.
by msm_zgok
Sat Aug 28, 2004 2:30 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Air Conditioner for PCs!
Replies: 11
Views: 2425

2-3°C decrease for 52 watts??? Two 80mm fans at 4600RPM can get temps lower when applied correctly. The airflow path of both fans looks like a tight squeeze and it resembles a PSU with an ugly plastic finish.