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by Tiamat
Sun Sep 10, 2006 8:11 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Why is nobody using bottom to top heat conduction?
Replies: 24
Views: 8416

Typically, when using forced convection via fans and heatsinks with fans, natural convection takes a back seat. It isnt until you start passively cooling components were natural convection shows up. Even so, a slight breeze flowing by the "passively cooled" components would be enough to overwhelm na...
by Tiamat
Fri Apr 21, 2006 4:43 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec NSK2400 Media PC Case
Replies: 249
Views: 231235

Interesting. I wish it was all black though. All of my stereo equipment is black.

Also, hmmm, i wonder how a dual 120mm radiator would look like attached to the outside of this case... ;p
by Tiamat
Tue Feb 14, 2006 6:53 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC Computer - Ultimate Silence
Replies: 27
Views: 9877

Let us know if it works out. LC17 look nice, but with only 2cm clearance not including the mobo + socket height, its gona be tight!
by Tiamat
Mon Jan 30, 2006 9:50 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Is your P150 HDD suspension rubber band OK?
Replies: 99
Views: 76533

2 weeks later, I still have not received the replacement bands that antec claimed they were shipping to me. Its time for a follow up phone call.
by Tiamat
Sun Jan 15, 2006 12:14 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Is your P150 HDD suspension rubber band OK?
Replies: 99
Views: 76533

I have had 5 rubber bands snap. I called antec, and they are supposed to send me replacements.

So far, my harddrives are ok. Although they were running diagonal and leaning on the bottom of the case and on top of each other for god knows how long. :/
by Tiamat
Fri Nov 18, 2005 9:04 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Nexus cost less than $1.88 in reality
Replies: 14
Views: 4143

Jab-tech has been very good to me. I really like this etailer. It is odd that they place the Yateloon elsewhere - its almost tough to find actually. At the risk of having another seller have their stock wiped out, I just saw that the Yate Loon D12SL-12 is in stock at Jab-tech - and cheap too! I boug...
by Tiamat
Fri Nov 11, 2005 10:16 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Moderators: Suggested HTPC chassis review
Replies: 3
Views: 1350

Good idea! The only thing you have to do to get that process started is to send one of those cases over to one of the reviewers and it will probably be thrown into the queue. :/
by Tiamat
Tue Oct 11, 2005 12:22 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P150 mid-tower case w/ Neo HE 430 PSU
Replies: 206
Views: 158446

If antec would make an HTPC case that used the technique/technologies in the P150, I would be so up for that.
by Tiamat
Mon Oct 10, 2005 5:43 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate 7200.9
Replies: 25
Views: 9714

Introducing Seagate's 7200.9: The New Generation Seagate is also reporting a lower sound rating between 25-28 decibels while the drives are idle, and about 28-32 decibels while the drives are seeking for data. The lowest amount of sound audible by human ears is 26 decibels, so the idle noise output...
by Tiamat
Mon Jul 25, 2005 8:09 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone releases interesting products
Replies: 8
Views: 3674

sweet, i have been looking for a case like this for a long long time!!
by Tiamat
Wed Jul 13, 2005 12:38 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: 9 pics of my first try to build something silent
Replies: 7
Views: 5560

nice job so far! I would probably remove the HDD bays, the floppy drive (havent used one in 3 years), and the floppy bays. Suspend the harddrive in the 5.25" bays or buy one of those silent drive kits if you dont wanna go through the hassle of bungee cords purchasing. GL!! Its a never ending process...
by Tiamat
Wed Jul 13, 2005 6:47 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: How to hook up a heatsink to a bigger heatsink?
Replies: 6
Views: 2041

heatpipes - you would have to drill into the large heatsink.

I figure if you are drilling, might as well drill water inlet and water outlet and use it as a water cooling radiator.
by Tiamat
Thu Jul 07, 2005 3:53 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Do you prefer Audigy 2ZS or M-Revolution 7.1?
Replies: 42
Views: 11836

Nici - What you say is true to a certain extent. The biggest difference imho is the power supply in the cd players (good ones, not best buy ones). Most of the cost in equipment is in the power supplies and the chassis. Cleaner power ~ cleaner sound. At least thats what I have come to learn and hear....
by Tiamat
Thu Jul 07, 2005 7:02 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: ANTEC P180 / ASUS A8N SERIES MOBOs & "P/S Cord Reac
Replies: 19
Views: 6004

Phantom 350 is the passive psu by Antec. They also make a hybrid passive/active cooled psu called the phantom 500. In US dollars, the are roughly 150$ and 175$ respectively. As many mobos have the 4pin in the now-annoying upper left corner, interest in psu compatibility is high. I hope people answer...
by Tiamat
Wed Jul 06, 2005 7:30 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Water Cooled P180 High Case temperature
Replies: 20
Views: 8359

The reason your case temps may be so high is it looks like your radiator fan is blowing inward. This means all the heat from your processor is going inside your case. If you reverse this fan you will probably see a reduction in your system temp but an increase in your cpu temp. Wow, how could you t...
by Tiamat
Sun Jul 03, 2005 5:21 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Do you prefer Audigy 2ZS or M-Revolution 7.1?
Replies: 42
Views: 11836

I have a pair of Grado 325i headphones and was happy with the quality of the Audigy2, good headphnes like these reveal flaws in sound pretty easy. You think thats a nice step up from the portable players? Try plugging it into an integrated amp, or good receiver, or amp. Boy, does it sound so much b...
by Tiamat
Mon Jun 27, 2005 3:02 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: new record in power draw: Pentium EE + 7800 GTX SLI
Replies: 15
Views: 5035

Man, soon we be powering these puppies with nuclear fuel pellets.
by Tiamat
Sat Jun 25, 2005 1:40 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: The future is now PC to Stereo
Replies: 40
Views: 10486

One of the bad things about the cd industry now is they are starting to make it very difficult to play their cds on computer cd players. Take the newest Foo Fighters CD. It doesnt play correctly unless you install software (why should we install software to play a cd, this is dumb). Cambridge Audio ...
by Tiamat
Wed Jun 15, 2005 7:44 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: MikeC develope a SFF case after the P180?
Replies: 33
Views: 10586

Perhaps pm mike? Or did you want the opinions of other users about a quiet sff?
by Tiamat
Thu May 19, 2005 8:47 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Western Digital drives: Raptor 74 & Caviar SE 250
Replies: 64
Views: 47739

very informative read! Thanks! Sata cables do come out much easier than PATA cables. A slight tug can remove the cable from the electronics. I've found this to be a good thing. When removing the sata cable, i dont have to pull with such force that my hand jerks backwards and hits my graphics card (g...
by Tiamat
Thu May 19, 2005 8:42 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 160GB Nidec SATA -doesnt seem "that" quiet
Replies: 19
Views: 7236

haha, excellent timing by Mike with the WD Raptor review!! So, it seems that the Raptor is very similar during idle to the samsung nidec! Confirms my observations!!
by Tiamat
Thu May 19, 2005 2:56 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: What the hell!
Replies: 14
Views: 3148

Re: What the hell!

Pendu wrote:Look at the sats for this fan is that possible?

http://www.kustompcs.co.uk/acatalog/info_2530.html
yes, it is possible for fan manufactures to fudge specification numbers they list. In fact, I would say 90% of all fans out there have fudged specs.
by Tiamat
Wed May 18, 2005 2:32 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 160GB Nidec SATA -doesnt seem "that" quiet
Replies: 19
Views: 7236

thanks for the responses guys. I will try to set it up on my bungee cord suspension later this weekend and see what happens.
by Tiamat
Wed May 18, 2005 8:26 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 160GB Nidec SATA -doesnt seem "that" quiet
Replies: 19
Views: 7236

Thanks for your replies. I was running the drive on a cardboard box i had lying around so I could effectively stick my head near it to listen. Don'tcha think that placing the drive on top of a cardboard box may possibly exacerbate it's vibration? The noise signature I was hearing was not vibration ...
by Tiamat
Wed May 18, 2005 3:23 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 160GB Nidec SATA -doesnt seem "that" quiet
Replies: 19
Views: 7236

Thanks for your replies. I was running the drive on a cardboard box i had lying around so I could effectively stick my head near it to listen.

Seems like my hdd isnt defective, at least from your opinions.
by Tiamat
Tue May 17, 2005 5:56 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 160GB Nidec SATA -doesnt seem "that" quiet
Replies: 19
Views: 7236

Samsung 160GB Nidec SATA -doesnt seem "that" quiet

I bought a samsung 160GB Nidec SATA from microcenter and its idle doesnt seem all that quiet to me. Am I just nitpicking? I guess I figured it would have been a great improvement over my WD Raptor 74 which is only slightly louder at idle. (Granted my WD is suspended on bungee cord) The samsung sound...
by Tiamat
Tue May 10, 2005 3:01 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Sonata still can't breath worth a damn!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 4515

on my superlanboy, i removed the front cover, drilled through rivots, and totally removed the entire hdd bay structure. This improved my air in greatly as this structure serves as a large blockage the intake/intake fan. Instead, i have suspended one harddrive using bungee cord in that area, and put ...
by Tiamat
Sat May 07, 2005 8:01 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Turbine fans by Aerocool
Replies: 65
Views: 33042

I've never had an L1A that doesn't start at 5v, and I've had plenty. Tiamat, are you sure about the voltage, there's no real accurate way to judge just from the knob on the controller. Sorta sure. The LEDs on the sunbeam controller switch colors at 7V supposedly. My panaflo 80mm L1As stop rotating ...
by Tiamat
Tue Apr 26, 2005 8:15 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Whats the deal with Nexus 120mm fans?
Replies: 12
Views: 3589

I would say that the only 120mm fan to buy for CPU heatsink or case fan is the Yateloon D12SL and a fan controller. These guys are roughtly 1.5x less expensive than the Nexus and are basicaly the same fan - just 300rpm or 200rpm faster spining.

For radiators, get a 38mm type fan...
by Tiamat
Wed Apr 20, 2005 6:41 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: ASPIRE X-QPACK, SFF case only w/PSU.
Replies: 46
Views: 18269

Hopefully its not tough to replace the powersupply. 430W and only 13A on the 12V rail? Thats pretty low for a 430 W.. Need some way to decouple the harddrives as well because the case is aluminum and will resonate... otherwise, interesting case. Seems like they are trying to dip their fingers into t...