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by mynci
Sat May 29, 2004 12:36 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: NY Times article about fan noise cancellation
Replies: 13
Views: 2914

hope this doesnt annoy the guys at new scientist. ill take it down after a few days. i am a subscriber and due to a heavy work load hadnt had chance to even open this weeks edition else i would have scaned it when i got it (thursday). still here it is: http://www.mynci.co.uk/~kemp/newscientist.jpg n...
by mynci
Thu May 27, 2004 2:04 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: External 5.25" drive caddy
Replies: 7
Views: 1974

mahkum2: for some reason i didnt get an email about your post. i did however buy this exact unit albeit at a much better price from www.ebuyer.com. i have to say im very pleased with it, it installed very easily and is running my pioneer 107 dvdrw with no problems, havent tried an 8X burn yet (no me...
by mynci
Sun May 09, 2004 4:31 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: External 5.25" drive caddy
Replies: 7
Views: 1974

well, you spend ages without a post, make a demand and then get two of the most respected voices in the community. i knew there was a reson i loved this place :) well it looks as if (in true spcr style) a mod is the only way to go. ill pick up a unit with an internal psu and (if it needs it) add a b...
by mynci
Sun May 09, 2004 11:32 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: External 5.25" drive caddy
Replies: 7
Views: 1974

External 5.25" drive caddy

hi, not been active here for a while, work has been pileing up and to be honest my pc is running great, at the right volume:), but since i need some more of that quite related advice, i thought of only one place to ask. i am in the market for a new dvd writer, for a few reasons i would like an exter...
by mynci
Fri Nov 14, 2003 12:27 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: graphics card for the Antec minuet
Replies: 2
Views: 1861

the slots are half height, the card came wth a full height retention plate, but because the card is small enough to fit in the case the retention plate can be bent at the top of the card, cut and drilled. and then its like having a half height card. essentially the card fits, but the backplate doesn...
by mynci
Thu Nov 13, 2003 7:21 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: graphics card for the Antec minuet
Replies: 2
Views: 1861

graphics card for the Antec minuet

while im here ill just put this on record - it would have helped me in not taking a risk on a card i had no physical dimensions for.

the saphire radeon 7000 (64mb sdr). will fit in the antec minuet case. it needs the face plate to be altered but other than that it is fine.

cheers
mynci
by mynci
Thu Nov 13, 2003 7:17 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Low profile Socket A HS
Replies: 2
Views: 1134

Low profile Socket A HS

i have just (finally) bought an htpc case - the antec minuet, i did heed the warnings of its low airflow and that it didnt have anywhere to put an larger case fan, however i couldnt wait any longer, i had all the bits and needed to start time shifting tv:). the system is based around a 2500+. the ca...
by mynci
Tue Nov 11, 2003 4:53 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: keyboard advice
Replies: 2
Views: 1023

thansk a lot, this keyboards slow demise had really highlighted all that i do do without the mouse. i am at uni at the moment on a machine with no windows key and it is awful, i feel i have lost most control!! al;so this one is so bad it missed letters out when your not expecting it. makes for inter...
by mynci
Tue Nov 11, 2003 2:10 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: keyboard advice
Replies: 2
Views: 1023

keyboard advice

i wasnt sure whether to put htis here or in the off topic, i selfishly decided here because more people would see it;) my beloved keyboard is on its way out, an altercation with a glass of water has left it with the green death, so i wanted to get some advice on a replacement from some of the people...
by mynci
Wed Oct 22, 2003 4:23 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Panaflo: overrated?
Replies: 42
Views: 11393

i am a very big fan of the panaflo's i have tried several differnt 'quiet' models (including the laughable zalman fans) and the panaflos are by far the quietest, i am down to audible at a few feet away (just) and at night, if the windows are shut and my sytem is fairly cool and powerful. the worst f...
by mynci
Mon Oct 20, 2003 12:35 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Our team's climb up...
Replies: 150
Views: 66415

i have an xp 2500 that will form the basis of a htpc just sitting in the cellar head folding. it seems a waste of money but it has doubled my production. and the cas ei have at the moment is so loud that the celar head is only place i am willing to have it switched on.
by mynci
Sun Oct 19, 2003 6:52 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Half height card with tv out?
Replies: 0
Views: 1393

Half height card with tv out?

i am desperatly trying to source a half height, fanless graphics card for a htpc i am building, eventually (when antec sort out the lack of fans) it will be in a minuet case. i currently have 2 options both relatively cheap and apear to be fanless. MSI MX440 8x AGP 64MB TV-Out Retail Box availible h...
by mynci
Fri Oct 17, 2003 9:21 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: anyone tried reversing the airflow on a sonata for ...
Replies: 6
Views: 1965

i have the fan directions reversed at the moment, not in a sonata though. to be homest it hasnt made that much of a difference to the temps or the noise, the hdd is a little hotter, but other than that pretty much the same. i have got the top bay of my computer completely open though, this means the...
by mynci
Wed Oct 15, 2003 4:37 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Help with quietening Forton 120mm PSU
Replies: 1
Views: 987

i suspect the answe would be to do a direct swap for a 120mm lia, and if that doesnt run quite enough, dont link it up to the psu power connector, just link it straigt to a speed controller and external power source. that way you can make it as quite as you like. i may be stateing he obvious, or mis...
by mynci
Tue Oct 14, 2003 1:44 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: matrox tv out cable use on 'standard' video card
Replies: 0
Views: 1420

matrox tv out cable use on 'standard' video card

i suspect the answer is a big no, possibly with warnings like 'you will blow up your tv', or graphics card. however i will ask all the same as if the answer is yes all my problems are solved, elegantly too. i have a vga-s-video/video cable left over from a matrox g450 (or perhaps 400), lovely card b...
by mynci
Tue Oct 14, 2003 1:38 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: List of passively cooled graphics cards
Replies: 48
Views: 21865

are any of the tv-out equiped cards mentioned so far half height? i need such a card for a htpc i am making. it shoudl be as cheep as possible as well - gaming is no concern at all.

cheers and sorry about the hijack.
by mynci
Wed Oct 08, 2003 7:08 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: proposed minuet HTPC recommendations please
Replies: 27
Views: 8470

i thought my aesthetic judgement had been seriously impared then :) i think ill end up building the machine in a case i have laying around and then tranfer it to the minuet when i get my hands on it. otherwise ill have to wait ages before playing with my new toy. ps if the antec rep could hazzard a ...
by mynci
Wed Oct 08, 2003 1:30 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: proposed minuet HTPC recommendations please
Replies: 27
Views: 8470

just for the record, pc world are the only uk retailer of the chaintech 7nif2, chaintech told me about the only trad resseller as well and if i were to get it from them at cost it would cost me £2 more than pcworld - thats a first i think - pc world is the cheapest. whatever next. perhaps if i wait ...
by mynci
Tue Oct 07, 2003 3:47 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: proposed minuet HTPC recommendations please
Replies: 27
Views: 8470

oh, now you have me thinking of waiting, mike. the minuet with an 80mm case fan, and a swap out on the psu fan, would be much better than botching the aopen case, it looks like ill just have to wait a few weeks then, though i've no idea how long the revised cases will take to filter to the uk. mind ...
by mynci
Tue Oct 07, 2003 3:23 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: proposed minuet HTPC recommendations please
Replies: 27
Views: 8470

mm, ive found dabs are selling the coolermaster cases (easy if you search on cooler master not coolermaster) but they want just over £200 for them. are there any other options, that take full height pci cards, look pretty and dont cost so much? if not its looks like that cheap aopen is coming my way...
by mynci
Tue Oct 07, 2003 12:33 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: proposed minuet HTPC recommendations please
Replies: 27
Views: 8470

well how glad am i that i posted my annoying list of questions, no fan in the minuet, what an oversite. if only the overture was a few inches shorter. i was less concerned about the half height thing, as i could get a half height card for cheap and an external tv decoder, but the lack of fan thing h...
by mynci
Mon Oct 06, 2003 3:31 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: proposed minuet HTPC recommendations please
Replies: 27
Views: 8470

just this second sent an email off, i wont hold my breath on a fast repose thoug, they have no retailers or even ressellers listed on there web site. if only new egg would start selling in the uk. (at the same prices)
by mynci
Mon Oct 06, 2003 3:19 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: proposed minuet HTPC recommendations please
Replies: 27
Views: 8470

i have actually looked at that one and can't find it anywhere in the uk. if anyone can pont me at it then it would make for a far more elegant solution, the only problem being the chipset fan, but ill sort that easily enough.
by mynci
Mon Oct 06, 2003 2:56 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: proposed minuet HTPC recommendations please
Replies: 27
Views: 8470

mmm, perhaps, the card doesnt cost too much though and coupled with the cheap mobo and the amd pricing i reckon it wouldnt be a great saving, nice idea though thanks a lot. unless they turn out to be really cheap. also i am now like an excited child and really want to get the system up and running, ...
by mynci
Mon Oct 06, 2003 1:10 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: proposed minuet HTPC recommendations please
Replies: 27
Views: 8470

proposed minuet HTPC recommendations please

i was blown away by antecs latest cases, specifically the overture. it seemed ideal, however at 19" deep it simply wont fit under my tv. therefore i have decided on the minuet case. the full system (or rather the important bits) are listed below. case: antec minuet - does it have an 80mm fan in the ...
by mynci
Thu Sep 25, 2003 1:45 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Iiyama vision master pro 454 monitor whine
Replies: 0
Views: 989

Iiyama vision master pro 454 monitor whine

just to get it on record, there is a slight (and i do mean slight) high pitched whine from my vision master pro 454, it seems independant of what's on screen and refresh rate (its unchanged between 85 and 100Hz). this is all round an excellent monitor - image quality blows away my old ctx, but i jus...
by mynci
Tue Sep 16, 2003 11:22 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: aopen H340H, any good?
Replies: 4
Views: 2144

ok perhaps, i need to provide more info on this one.

http://www.aopen.com/products/housing/h340-series.htm

can anyone offer an opinion, or an alternative (perhaps with full size pci slots) for a similar amount of money?

thanks
by mynci
Sun Sep 14, 2003 11:46 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: aopen H340H, any good?
Replies: 4
Views: 2144

aopen H340H, any good?

anyone have any experience of this? http://aosp.aopen.com.tw/products/housing/images/h340h_b.jpg i have been searching for a prettty, cheap htpc case (that can be cooled/silenced efficiently). it sonly drawback is the low form factor pci slots, but the nebula digital tv card i have my eye on is not ...
by mynci
Thu Aug 21, 2003 9:37 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: htpc cases in the uk
Replies: 2
Views: 1416

yep it was the nebula i was going for, such great reviews compared to haupauge. where did you get that lian li case? whats the psu and where did you get it? questions questions. it certainly seems almost exactly what im after, however the lack of 80mm fan mounts on the rear may mean i need to do a s...
by mynci
Wed Aug 20, 2003 11:59 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: htpc cases in the uk
Replies: 2
Views: 1416

htpc cases in the uk

just real quick as i should be at work already, but i really want to build a htpc system, probably built around an athlon ~2.2 and a good (not haupauge) digital tv card. i have my eye on a nice cheap asustek mobo, 1 agp 3 pci, onbourd everything. but the real poser is what case to go for, i want som...