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by faro
Sat Feb 19, 2005 6:20 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec SLK3000B: Minimalist Midtower for Quiet PC
Replies: 233
Views: 181250

Thanks frank.
by faro
Fri Feb 18, 2005 7:07 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec SLK3000B: Minimalist Midtower for Quiet PC
Replies: 233
Views: 181250

Anyone have any luck removing the door without breaking it? (PSU duct)
by faro
Sat Feb 12, 2005 7:08 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fanmate 2 and determining voltage levels
Replies: 11
Views: 2297

That worked for me too, thanks.
by faro
Fri Feb 11, 2005 6:23 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Looking for advicerecommendations for my new antec slk3000b
Replies: 39
Views: 12394

I just completed my first quiet PC build with the 3000B. I have a few questions. What are you guys using as filters for the front bottom hole and the side ducts? I have taped up the CPU duct in mine but I found that leaving the lower duct open, lowered the temperature of my passively cooled 6800 vid...
by faro
Tue Feb 01, 2005 11:05 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec SLK3000B: Minimalist Midtower for Quiet PC
Replies: 233
Views: 181250

I just built a system with this case and there is a noticeable difference in temperature when the front face is removed. Clearly, the vents in the bottom do not allow in enough air. With teh front face removed, the air coming out of the PSU feels cooler and the video card was 5 degrees Celsius coole...
by faro
Mon Jan 31, 2005 12:25 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: This fan looks like a NEXUS 120mm (FOR $8 + shipping)
Replies: 327
Views: 146568

I emailed them about the 8025M fans and the reply was the the fans that will ship are the same as the ones in the picture.
by faro
Mon Jan 31, 2005 11:35 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: The 'Pareto Components' of a noisy pc
Replies: 8
Views: 4575

I believe you are referring to the 80-20 rule.

I usually think of Pareto efficiency when I think of Pareto.
by faro
Sat Jan 29, 2005 3:08 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet PC build, thoughts, ideas, impressions...
Replies: 31
Views: 11816

Re: Quiet PC build, thoughts, ideas, impressions...

Big changes in the system. Seems the budget was increased. See below for the new set-up. Case: Antec SLK3000-B PSU: Seasonic Super Silencer 400 CPU/Mobo: AMD 64-3500+ (90nm) and Asus A8V Deluxe Wifi Video card: I broke down and decided to use the Gigabyte Heatpipe 6800 (GV-N68128DH). Cooling and fan...
by faro
Sat Jan 29, 2005 1:12 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fanmate 2 and determining voltage levels
Replies: 11
Views: 2297

Hmmmm, where do you jam the points of the multitester? Inside the connections or does it require stripping insolation off wires?
by faro
Fri Jan 28, 2005 12:12 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fanmate 2 and determining voltage levels
Replies: 11
Views: 2297

Thanks for the feedback guys. I am about to start my build (if the case would ever get here) and I was have lasts minute jitters.
by faro
Fri Jan 28, 2005 10:16 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fanmate 2 and determining voltage levels
Replies: 11
Views: 2297

Fanmate 2 and determining voltage levels

Couldn't find info from a seach so here it goes: How are people determining the voltage levels supplied to the fan while using the Fanmate 2? I am about to set up a system using them. I see references to using the Fanmate at 5V (which I gather is turning it all the way down) or at 6V or higher. I am...
by faro
Wed Jan 26, 2005 2:44 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: This fan looks like a NEXUS 120mm (FOR $8 + shipping)
Replies: 327
Views: 146568

Beware of iSellSurplus. The 80mm fans Yate Loons were most certainly not Yate Loons when they arrived. The decal is white and has the part num ber MW-825H12S II and not 8025M12. I called to let then know that they shipped the wrong fan but they think they are the same. It looks like I might have a b...
by faro
Sat Jan 15, 2005 3:18 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Antec SLK3000B: Front fan necessary?
Replies: 10
Views: 3031

This is the quote from the Zalman 7700 review that concerns me:
The XP-120 + 120mm fan is definitely more expensive, and because of the very high tension of the mounting system, actually more difficult to install than a Zalman 7000 series HSF.
by faro
Fri Jan 14, 2005 7:46 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Antec SLK3000B: Front fan necessary?
Replies: 10
Views: 3031

Jordan,

I am concerned with what the reviews say about the difficulty and force required to install the XP-90 and 120 CPU coolers. I was planning on going with the Zalman cooler because of that issue.
by faro
Fri Dec 31, 2004 9:13 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet PC build, thoughts, ideas, impressions...
Replies: 31
Views: 11816

Interesting thread on Anandtech: http://forums.anandtech.com/messageview ... TMP=Linear
Conclusion: performace gain from expensive RAM = marginal and value priced RAM (~$140/Gig) works just fine.
by faro
Fri Dec 24, 2004 1:48 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet PC build, thoughts, ideas, impressions...
Replies: 31
Views: 11816

Nice work on the bezel.

Why would I want the LG over the NEC though?
by faro
Fri Dec 24, 2004 9:21 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet PC build, thoughts, ideas, impressions...
Replies: 31
Views: 11816

Oh yeah, which firmware helps. I was checking out the forum and I was overwhelmed by the amount of information (kind of like I was here at SPCR). I saw lots of different firmware for the 3500 and I wasn't sure which to use. I see Liggy and Dee have a V2 beta2 thread. Is that the one? This is the lin...
by faro
Thu Dec 23, 2004 6:29 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet PC build, thoughts, ideas, impressions...
Replies: 31
Views: 11816

I assume you mean nforce4. I am trying to hold off but I need to get this thing built before I get a real job (the reverse of the usual situation). I would like to get a nforce4 ultra board when they come out. For the vidoe card, I am torn between getting a card that comes passive or adding heatsink...
by faro
Tue Dec 21, 2004 5:43 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet PC build, thoughts, ideas, impressions...
Replies: 31
Views: 11816

I'm going to go with either a 6600GT or 6800.
by faro
Sat Dec 18, 2004 8:43 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet PC build, thoughts, ideas, impressions...
Replies: 31
Views: 11816

Ralf, that was the impression I got from the 3000B thread.
by faro
Fri Dec 17, 2004 10:49 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet PC build, thoughts, ideas, impressions...
Replies: 31
Views: 11816

This case discussion is leaving me completly confused. I was planning on covering up the side vents of whatever case I get. I wanted to have a nice, roomy interior in which to work. Apparently there are 4 cases being discussed now: SLK2650-BQE 3000B 3700-AMB 3700-BQE I was interested in the 3000B be...
by faro
Sat Dec 11, 2004 9:04 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet PC build, thoughts, ideas, impressions...
Replies: 31
Views: 11816

Hold the phone! I just saw the Antec SLK3000-B and I am sold...

... and thanks for all very helpful input so far.
by faro
Sat Dec 04, 2004 10:55 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need some help before buying my 2 remaining parts...
Replies: 14
Views: 4452

Still on the LCD discussion... I have been researching the Dell 2001FP and 2005FPW. From what I read, the actual LCD is an LG. I saw the LG LCD in an LG screen last night (looks like the one from the 2001FP) and it is quite nice looking. One of the places that I was doing my research was here for th...
by faro
Wed Dec 01, 2004 10:42 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet PC build, thoughts, ideas, impressions...
Replies: 31
Views: 11816

Arrrggghhh! Waiting for nforce4 would be a great idea. I don't know if I can hold out though...
by faro
Tue Nov 30, 2004 7:47 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet PC build, thoughts, ideas, impressions...
Replies: 31
Views: 11816

Thanks for the welcome and the info. This site looks like an excellent source of info. It looks like the SLK3700BQE is definetly the way to go. My hard drives are 1) a Samsung SP1604N (and coincidently recommended by this site) and 2) WDC WD800AW. I am thinking that I would be well served by replaci...
by faro
Tue Nov 30, 2004 10:56 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet PC build, thoughts, ideas, impressions...
Replies: 31
Views: 11816

Quiet PC build, thoughts, ideas, impressions...

I have been ordered (by my wife) to build a quiet computer. I have been reading and researching for a couple of days and this is what I have come up with so far. Here is the rough draft of the build with as much detail as possible. Goals: Quiet computer for $1400 or less ($1200 would probably be bet...