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by dentaku
Mon Sep 28, 2009 1:20 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: A video of the new super quiet room in Redmond
Replies: 5
Views: 4580

Well, I'm pretty sure a concrete room built on springs with giant fiberglass wedges doesn't qualify as "standard market" anything :) Hmm, so let me pull out my expressions-to-dBA chart... ...turns out it depends on context. SPCR, that means around 13dBA. Under "standard market speak", it says 30dBA
by dentaku
Sat Sep 26, 2009 2:13 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: A video of the new super quiet room in Redmond
Replies: 5
Views: 4580

He just said "very low".
by dentaku
Fri Sep 25, 2009 5:36 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: A video of the new super quiet room in Redmond
Replies: 5
Views: 4580

A video of the new super quiet room in Redmond

http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/LarryLar ... re-6-of-6/

They even have the wedges on the floor so you walk on a suspended grid that's like a trampoline and entire room is decoupled from the rest of the building.
by dentaku
Wed Jul 11, 2007 1:25 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My P182 Setup
Replies: 112
Views: 77244

AHA, I see you removed the top blowhole fan and router the SATA cables behing the motherboard tray.
Those are 2 things I want to try in my P182. I ran all the other cables behing the tray but the SATA ports on a P5B Deluxe are right at the bottom so I just ran them through the hole.
by dentaku
Thu Jun 28, 2007 5:55 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Front intake in P182 5.25" bays
Replies: 8
Views: 3191

A Scythe Kama Bay seems to work well if you need the extra airflow. The fan itself probably isn't necessary, it's the extra intake area that does the trick. Aha, so someone even made a commercial product for this. Interesting. I also see in those photos that the Ninja was ducted to the outside. I'v...
by dentaku
Wed Jun 27, 2007 5:31 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Front intake in P182 5.25" bays
Replies: 8
Views: 3191

Front intake in P182 5.25" bays

Has anyone ever put a 120mm fan in the 5.25" bays of a P182. I've noticed that I have lots of room under my DVD burner to fit the 120mm Yate Loon I'm currently using as a front intake fan in the place where the top HDD cage usually goes (the one with the dust filter). If I take out all the slot cove...
by dentaku
Wed Jun 27, 2007 5:17 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: P182 Top fan which way
Replies: 7
Views: 2945

I tried flipping the top Antec fan in my P182 so it pointed down and my C2D E6700 wasn't cooled any better but it DID make more noise.
It's looks like the grill adds to the noise in this orientation.
I wish the P182 had removable grills because I usually remove them for exactly this reason.
by dentaku
Fri Jun 15, 2007 5:22 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: second harddrive - WD or Seagate
Replies: 5
Views: 1970

second harddrive - WD or Seagate

I already have a 320GB SATA Western Digital AAKS drive that has XP on it but I'd like to put Vista on it and get another drive for dual booting into XP. I like the Western Digital, it doesn't whine at all and it's the high pitched sounds that annoy me. I have 2 IDE seagates but I've never owned an S...
by dentaku
Wed Jun 13, 2007 7:19 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800 GTS Noise Level?
Replies: 131
Views: 106270

I'm glad to see your settings posted here. I have an E6700 and a 640MB 8800GTS too. My core temps run at around 40-41 too. They will get to around 70 when pushed with Orthos but they don't seem to get that hot while running games. I haven't tested it out too much yet. The stock 3D clock speeds for a...
by dentaku
Thu Jun 07, 2007 7:04 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800 GTS Noise Level?
Replies: 131
Views: 106270

[quote="WR304"]Whilst I had the case apart I took a better picture of the GF8800GTS fan duct. :) It's the "classic" GF8800 duct carefully made from cardboard and electrical tape. :wink: quote] I've noticed that the hottest thing in my case is the 4 slits in the plastic on my 8800GTS so I'm guessing ...
by dentaku
Thu Jun 07, 2007 6:09 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Should I use the CPU fan and a front intake?
Replies: 5
Views: 3297

You seem to be confusing "intake" with "intake FAN". But you don't actually need any intake fans to have an intake. Yeah, I guess I wasn't specific enough. I DID mean intake fan because just the openings in the front of the P182 aren't quite open enough to work without the aid of a fan. I was think...
by dentaku
Wed Jun 06, 2007 2:01 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Should I use the CPU fan and a front intake?
Replies: 5
Views: 3297

If opening the case helped so much, then the intakes are currently too restricted. This isn't surprising, since the P180 has highly restrictive intakes. Try removing the front grills and filters. Removing the CPU fan is unlikely to change temperatures at all in either direction. I haven't even trie...
by dentaku
Wed Jun 06, 2007 1:15 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Should I use the CPU fan and a front intake?
Replies: 5
Views: 3297

Should I use the CPU fan and a front intake?

I just got a Geforce 8800GTS and obviously it heats up the inside of my P182. I was just playing the Colin McRae DIRT demo and I noticed that my core temps didn't drop right away like they normally do after shutting down a game. This is a very taxing game so the cores where staying at around 41 and ...
by dentaku
Mon Jun 04, 2007 6:39 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermaltake V1 CL-P0401
Replies: 2
Views: 1467

Thermaltake V1 CL-P0401

Has anyone tested this strange looking CPU cooler yet for it's quietness?
http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/product/C ... -p0401.asp

It looks inetresting.
by dentaku
Mon Jun 04, 2007 6:35 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800 GTS Noise Level?
Replies: 131
Views: 106270

Asus 8800GTS is nice and quit

I'm amazed at how quiet my Asus 8000GTS is. I installed it today and I don't think I can hear it over my 2 120mm Antec fans set to low and 1 Scythe 120mm fan in my P182.
by dentaku
Mon Jun 04, 2007 6:23 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: How hot should an E6700 get Idle/Full
Replies: 12
Views: 7217

First of all, make sure that it is the core temperatures that you are measuring. These are reported by TAT, the latest SpeedFan, Everest Ultimate, and RMClock (and probably others). But not by Probe II, which reports a sensor on the motherboard near the CPU. Yup, I've noticed that ProbeII is pretty...
by dentaku
Thu May 31, 2007 6:35 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: How hot should an E6700 get Idle/Full
Replies: 12
Views: 7217

How hot should an E6700 get Idle/Full

I put together a new system last night with an Asus P5B Deluxe WiFi/E6700/Arctic Silver/Ninja Rev. B in a P182. With the top and rear Antec fans running at LOW (they're too loud otherwise) and the useless bottom fan removed PLUS the Scythe fan that came with the hestsink spinning at around 1110RPM, ...
by dentaku
Wed May 30, 2007 3:36 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja protective sticker caused wierd imprint
Replies: 9
Views: 2764

I just did a little experiment. I touched the tiniest amount of silvo to the edge of the base where the heatspreader doesn't even touch and the colour got lighter, then I washed it off with 99% isopropyl just in case that stuff eats copper over time ;) The discolouration is much worse along the edge...
by dentaku
Wed May 30, 2007 3:14 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja protective sticker caused wierd imprint
Replies: 9
Views: 2764

Re: Hey, it IS a film!

...I guess I'm going to have to use something that can disolve the stickyness? Is there actually glue left behind? If it's just tarnish then don't worry about it, it's not going to affect heat transfer as long as the surface is still flat. HA! I was editing my previous panicky post at the same time...
by dentaku
Wed May 30, 2007 3:02 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja protective sticker caused wierd imprint
Replies: 9
Views: 2764

hmm, it could be a film, how would I clean it

Might be just the angle.. but i would swear that looks like the base is covered in ... glue or something .. ? It doesn't look like bare metal to me. Hmmm... I just looked at it again in sunlight (I only looked at it at night) and it might be a film. It also looks like just different coloured metal ...
by dentaku
Wed May 30, 2007 2:51 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja protective sticker caused wierd imprint
Replies: 9
Views: 2764

Try cleaning it off. Grab some q-tips and some isopryl alcohol (99% is prefered). This may help. You should always use isopryl to clean the surfaces of the heatsink base and the top of the processor before applying AS5 for best results. Derek I tried 99% isopropyl alcohol and nothing happened. It l...
by dentaku
Tue May 29, 2007 5:25 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Ninja protective sticker caused wierd imprint
Replies: 9
Views: 2764

Scythe Ninja protective sticker caused wierd imprint

My new Scythe Ninja came with a clear blue plastic protective sticker over the copper plate and now that I took it off I can see an "image" of it plus a few spots that look less tarnished on it. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v160/dentaku_web/newsystem/IMG_9329.jpg http://smg.photobucket.com/albu...
by dentaku
Thu May 10, 2007 7:10 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: value ram VS. fancy ram? is it worth it?
Replies: 32
Views: 11100

value ram VS. fancy ram? is it worth it?

I'm in the process of building a new system (if the Antec P182 I ordered from NCIX ever becomes available) and I'm at the point where I'm wondering about plain ram vs. fancy ram. I'm not going to overclock my E6700/Asus P5B Deluxe and create more heat so I just want a pair of 1GB PC5300 DDR2-667MHz ...
by dentaku
Mon Apr 30, 2007 7:15 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2Western Digital SATA2 drives, is one quieter thn the other?
Replies: 5
Views: 2767

JimX wrote:I own both, they sound about the same. I think that mechanically they are the same.
Yup, I was assuming they where the same parts just with more cache in one.
by dentaku
Sun Apr 29, 2007 5:15 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2Western Digital SATA2 drives, is one quieter thn the other?
Replies: 5
Views: 2767

2Western Digital SATA2 drives, is one quieter thn the other?

Would I be correct in assuming that these 2 drives sound exactly the same? Western Digital SATA2 250GB 16MB Cache 7200RPM WD2500KS http://www.greenlyph.com/new/product_info.php?cPath=30_53&products_id=311 AND Western Digital SATA2 250GB 8MB Cache 7200RPM WD2500JS http://www.greenlyph.com/new/product...
by dentaku
Sun Apr 29, 2007 5:23 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Beatiful wooden case
Replies: 5
Views: 2753

Re: Beatiful wooden case

Just the aluminium by itself is great.

I wonder if it's quiet with all those little fans in it? My guess is that it's not.
by dentaku
Fri Apr 13, 2007 10:17 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: a simple bit of string to help Ninja Rev. B?
Replies: 4
Views: 2483

Hello, It sounds like an experiment is called for. Any volunteers? I wish I could try it myself but I've taken so long choosing parts for my new computer that I haven't built it yet :) A little bit of wire attached to the top "blowhole" fan of a P182 should do the job. I've heard that Intel is drop...
by dentaku
Fri Apr 13, 2007 4:17 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: a simple bit of string to help Ninja Rev. B?
Replies: 4
Views: 2483

a simple bit of string to help Ninja Rev. B?

I remember somebody writing that if they pushed on their Scythe Ninja mounted with the plastic pushpins the temperature would go down. This obviously made it seem like the weight of the cooler was basically "levering" it away from the top part of the CPU. SO: I was wondering? Has anyone ever tried s...
by dentaku
Sun Apr 08, 2007 12:37 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermalright LGA775 Bolt-Thru-Kit and Scythe Ninja B?
Replies: 17
Views: 5876

It looks like I'm going to add one of those kits to my list of stuff to buy for my new system. I'll be more comfortable using a backing plate.
by dentaku
Fri Apr 06, 2007 9:53 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P182 in Canada?
Replies: 1
Views: 1301

P182 in Canada?

While it's nice that Antec is shipping out P182s in P180 boxes, it's not something I want to gamble with so I'm asking if anyone here knows the cheapest place to buy one in Canada where they know FOR SURE that they have P182s in stock. NCIX seems to be taking pre-orders for it now: http://www.ncix.c...