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by Francis
Thu Feb 03, 2005 11:16 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Asus Q-Fan 2 (on P5GD2 motherboard)
Replies: 13
Views: 8320

That's useful information about the two styles of Nexus fans. I purchased my Nexus fan from siliconacoustics.com and it has a two-wire/three-pin connector. frankgehry, where did you get your three-wire fans? ... Damn! I ordered mine from Silicon Acoustics too! (Haven't received them yet!) I just ha...
by Francis
Thu Feb 03, 2005 7:33 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Asus Q-Fan 2 (on P5GD2 motherboard)
Replies: 13
Views: 8320

Francis, The Asus P5GD2 can support the new Intel PWM format, "CPU Q-FAN Mode". It is designed for the new fans that seperate the coil control circuit and the RPM sensing circuits. This allows the fan to report back an accurate RPM signal because that circuit is constantly powered. With the three p...
by Francis
Wed Feb 02, 2005 5:28 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Asus Q-Fan 2 (on P5GD2 motherboard)
Replies: 13
Views: 8320

Re: Q fan

Thanks for the reply - I did notice the manual mentioning only one chasis fan can be controlled, although you can plug in a second one. In reply to harrigan's post, can you verify that a 3-pin fan such as the Nexus 120mm can be controlled by Q-Fan? (Apparently you can control a 3-pin CPU fan by sett...
by Francis
Tue Feb 01, 2005 7:14 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: How many browser windows or tabs do you keep open?
Replies: 36
Views: 21522

Forgot Opera

Opera shouldn't be lumped with "other", it's such a terrific browser. (40 bucks is not too much for something you use so frequently-don't be cheapskates!). Anyway, I do usually end up creating about 3 or four windows in Opera when navigating your site. It's the nature of the information, you're comp...
by Francis
Tue Feb 01, 2005 6:07 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Asus Q-Fan 2 (on P5GD2 motherboard)
Replies: 13
Views: 8320

Asus Q-Fan 2 (on P5GD2 motherboard)

Hi! I recently got a Asus P5GD2 motherboard. I've searched for mention of the Asus "Q-Fan" fan control feature on this forum. However, none specifically mention "Q-Fan 2", which is what this motherboard has. I couldn't find a description of "Q-Fan 2" on the Asus website - you get the same page for "...
by Francis
Sun Jun 01, 2003 10:36 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Cobalt3 Thermo Fan Controller opinions
Replies: 3
Views: 1545

SPCR Review?

Since MikeC has recently issued a spate of fan controller articles, this may be a good device to include. The features, (like full-12V on fan startup), sound pretty good, but the lack of any kind of adjustments makes me cautious on whether this would be worth trying. I'd also like to know the exact ...
by Francis
Sun May 25, 2003 4:58 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Cobalt3 Thermo Fan Controller opinions
Replies: 3
Views: 1545

Cobalt3 Thermo Fan Controller opinions

I was a little surprised I couldn't find much mention on the forums of these fans controllers:

http://www.cobalt3.com/

Do these control fan speed with PWM? Are these to be avoided? Anyone with experiences or opinions on these fan controllers?
by Francis
Sat May 24, 2003 10:35 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: How to mod Sunbeam Reobus?
Replies: 2
Views: 1266

How to mod Sunbeam Reobus?

This has been mentioned in a couple other threads: to prevent the Sunbeam voltage going down to zero, it's possible to mod it with an additional trimmer to set a minimum voltage.

Has anyone here done this, and if so, can they provide specifics (maybe even pictures?) on how to do this?
by Francis
Sun Mar 30, 2003 6:27 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD Heatsink in a 3.5 HDD bay
Replies: 10
Views: 3909

[quote="MikeC"I suggest you use Dtemp -- it requires no installation, takes up no resources, works well (assuming windows). Look for it in the SPCR useful links area (on main menu) -- under software.[/quote] I did try DTemp, which apparently doesn't support SCSI drives. I went looking at others, lik...
by Francis
Mon Mar 24, 2003 5:31 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman CNPS-7000 reviewed on LostCircuits.
Replies: 50
Views: 15641

CNPS-7000 AlCu vs. Cu

The lostcircuits review says the performance differences between the AlCu and Cu models are very slight. Anyone disagree with this? I'm pretty lazy - I don't want the risk of a wopping all copper heatsink, nor do I look forward into a complicated installation with the new Thermalright SLK-900 - so t...
by Francis
Tue Mar 18, 2003 9:41 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD Heatsink in a 3.5 HDD bay
Replies: 10
Views: 3909

Chances are if it is right behind the front fan, that drive will be fine.Why not try it before you try to solve a problem that might not even exist? Cause I'm a dummy, that's why! :wink: I'm new to the silentPC thing and/or modding/overclocking arena, and I'm not really sure the easiest way to go a...
by Francis
Tue Mar 18, 2003 5:04 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD Heatsink in a 3.5 HDD bay
Replies: 10
Views: 3909

http://www.svc.com/80hardiscool.html 80mm x15mm fan, solid copper, bolts to the bottom of the hdd. $4.99 Thanks for the link. I was thinking of using something like this, minus the fan. (Obviously, i wouldn't want to use another fan since the HD would be sitting right in front of one.) Hopefully th...
by Francis
Mon Mar 17, 2003 4:54 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD Heatsink in a 3.5 HDD bay
Replies: 10
Views: 3909

HDD Heatsink in a 3.5 HDD bay

Hi! I'll be getting a new case (a modded D8000 from coolcases.com) - it has a 3.5 drive bay situated behind the front 120mm fan and has grommeted drive mountings. I heard that the grommets can raise the temperature of the HD's, since you loose the heatsink effect of the drive bay. I have a SCSI 10K ...
by Francis
Fri Mar 14, 2003 9:35 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cases with 120mm fans
Replies: 272
Views: 431101

All of my new cases (I build many per month) will be 120mm cases from now on. I decided to start with a D8000. I'll give a review and pictures when I'm done. I also bought the AcoustiPack Deluxe for it. I'm doing the same thing! (D8000 w/grills cut out + AcoustiPack Deluxe). I'm new to the QuietPC ...
by Francis
Sat Mar 08, 2003 5:26 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Is a quiet case (Sonata or Lian-Li 6070) enough for 4 drives
Replies: 15
Views: 6376

I was gonna side sink the drive, and it will have airflow over it too, so hopefully heat wont be a problem. :?: Could you describe what you mean by this? Have you tried this already? Do you have links to any heatsinks that will fasten to a hard drive in a 3.5" bay? (Most I see are for installing in...
by Francis
Mon Mar 03, 2003 11:38 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Is a quiet case (Sonata or Lian-Li 6070) enough for 4 drives
Replies: 15
Views: 6376

One other consideration, is that the isolators cause an increase in seek / access times of about 6-10ms, this may or may not be important to you. Whoa! Never heard of this before! Why would this be? Is it that since the isolators are absorbing vibration, the drive is actually moving (more than it w...
by Francis
Wed Feb 19, 2003 9:49 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: One thing that I've noticed with my new Sonata
Replies: 13
Views: 6805

Re: One thing that I've noticed with my new Sonata

I've noticed that while CPU and ambient internal *MB* temps haven't risen, my HD temps , measured with either MBM or Dtemp, have risen about 12 degrees I'm curious to know if you're using the optional HDD bay 120mm fan. I'm interested in the Sonata but am concerned about HD temps. If you are using ...
by Francis
Thu Feb 06, 2003 4:08 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec sonata mod
Replies: 26
Views: 15086

AntecRep wrote:Specs/manual links should all work on our site now for the Sonata.
Thanks for the tip - but when are these actually going to be in stock anywhere?
by Francis
Sat Feb 01, 2003 11:46 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec sonata mod
Replies: 26
Views: 15086

Sonata in Beige?

the SLPC review of the Sonata had a test sample in white. Anyone know if Antec will offer the Sonata in anything but "piano black"? The black finish looks nice, but everything else I got is boring beige, and I'd rather not take the time to paint it!
by Francis
Sat Feb 01, 2003 10:34 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec sonata mod
Replies: 26
Views: 15086

Re: Antec sonata mod

aaronspink wrote:It is on the Antec site. Products, Enclosures, Lifestyle, Sonata.
Thanks! I finally found it!
by Francis
Fri Jan 31, 2003 6:21 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec sonata mod
Replies: 26
Views: 15086

Re: Antec sonata mod

GamingGod wrote:I was hoping to get an antec sonata soon..
Where the heck is the Sonata? Pricegrabber only shows 3 sellers that don't even have it in stock. It's still not mentioned anywhere on Atec's site. Anyone have more info on where to get one, or when it will arrive?
by Francis
Wed Jan 15, 2003 5:50 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Sonata
Replies: 9
Views: 6123

MikeC wrote:US$150 even with shipping sounds steep, but what do I know? Just a poor Canadian.
Here's what I found on Google:

http://store.yahoo.com/upsource/535134.html

They're taking "preorders", but the price is only $105.US
by Francis
Tue Jan 07, 2003 4:53 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Cooling 10K SCSI HDD, PC Cases, and Case fans
Replies: 8
Views: 3951

Re: AcoustiCase 80mm optional front fan

The AcoustiCase(TM) C6606A does have an optional front 80mm fan (not supplied), but this fan is situated close to the floor of the front of the case, and several inches below the HDD cage hanging above it. ...Regards, Jeremy R&D Acousti Products Thanks for the reply. I really am concerned about ade...
by Francis
Sun Jan 05, 2003 2:45 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Cooling 10K SCSI HDD, PC Cases, and Case fans
Replies: 8
Views: 3951

Get a case with a front bottom HD mount (and those two intake fans) and dump the HD cooler Here's why:... Thanks for the advice. I looked at a few cases with the 2 x 8cm front fans - some of them had metal mesh grills on them, kinda resembling the speaker grills on some boom boxes. Is this preferab...
by Francis
Sun Jan 05, 2003 2:34 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Aluminum Cases and Dynamat
Replies: 9
Views: 7443

I am working on a comparative review of the these products right now; look for that in a week or two. Mike - thanks for the overview and the links - this should give me a place to start looking. I'm really looking foward to seeing an article on this. More reviews of cases (and maybe the Acousticase...
by Francis
Sat Jan 04, 2003 5:07 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Aluminum Cases and Dynamat
Replies: 9
Views: 7443

Aluminum Cases and Dynamat

Hi! I'm new to the topic of quieting PC's. I've been thinking about getting an aluminum case for the extra cooling. Does aluminum really make a substantial difference or is this somewhat hyped? I'd like to know if adding a sound absorption material inside such as Dynamat Extreme would negate any ben...
by Francis
Sat Jan 04, 2003 4:54 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Cooling 10K SCSI HDD, PC Cases, and Case fans
Replies: 8
Views: 3951

Cooling 10K SCSI HDD, PC Cases, and Case fans

Hi! I'm new to the topic of low-noise PC's, and want to upgrade my PC with quietness in mind. I don't think I'll want to go to very extravagent lengths to do it, but would like to do what I can to keep the noise low - I've decided to stick with SCSI, and am eyeing a Fujitsu MAN3735MP as my next hard...