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by aphonos
Sat Mar 14, 2015 1:07 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic SS-300FS 11-and-a-half-year update.
Replies: 3
Views: 1993

Re: Seasonic SS-300FS 11-and-a-half-year update.

What about a shot of the current state? With all the dust, please. :mrgreen: And does that original Panaflo still spin quietly? Yes, the Panaflo is still quiet. :) No dust. Really. Go check it out....I posted some pics of the box this PSU used to live in. http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewto...
by aphonos
Sat Mar 14, 2015 1:07 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Old Antec 3700
Replies: 0
Views: 3228

Old Antec 3700

I'm posting this to show the home of the Seasonic PSU that I reported died in this thread . Someone asked if there was dust in the old PSU. Nope. I'm a bit of a fan (sorry :roll: ) of filters. And, I think I dusted the case/PSU out with a can of compressed at at the end of 2012--the last time I had ...
by aphonos
Sat Mar 14, 2015 8:59 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic SS-300FS 11-and-a-half-year update.
Replies: 3
Views: 1993

Seasonic SS-300FS 11-and-a-half-year update.

Rather than bump a very old ( May 2004 thread ), I'm just starting a new thread. The old Seasonic SS-300FS 300W PSU with the bent grills and the Panaflo L1A mod installed with elastomer mounting pins with the grill cut out and running in an Antec SLK-3700 case with a dedicated, ducted air supply fin...
by aphonos
Sat Aug 25, 2012 11:23 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: CLOSED - WTB: Mugen 2 478 mounting clips/bracket
Replies: 0
Views: 2117

CLOSED - WTB: Mugen 2 478 mounting clips/bracket

I FOUND WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR. Thanks for those who've read this to see if you could help. I am looking for the metal brackets that screw on to the bottom of a Mugen 2 heatsink and allow it to mount on a 478 board. Does anyone have extras from your Mugen 2 you'd be willing to sell or just let me p...
by aphonos
Sat Aug 25, 2012 11:12 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Scythe Mugen 2 CPU cooler. ($35, USA, new fan)
Replies: 2
Views: 2901

Re: Scythe Mugen 2 CPU cooler. ($35, USA, new fan)

Did you find the 478 mounting brackets?
by aphonos
Tue Jan 25, 2011 9:42 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: josephclemente's Lian Li PC-A05NB + Blow hole-cooled HD5850
Replies: 41
Views: 25837

Re: josephclemente's Lian Li PC-A05NB + Blow hole-cooled HD5

Great to see you are still cranking out systems that are so visually pleasing (as well as quiet). Will you be posting pictures of the new setup? I'm interested to see your adaptations to the setup of the top fans. Plus, your stuff's just fun to look at and inspires the rest of us to try to match it.
by aphonos
Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:05 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: I'm back after long hiatus - Need Input on New System
Replies: 21
Views: 2967

Re: I'm back after long hiatus - Need Input on New System

^^
Rats! You're right. It'll do:

D-Sub + DVI, or
D-Sub _ HDMI,

but not DVI + HDMI.

(per the product manual)
by aphonos
Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:22 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: I'm back after long hiatus - Need Input on New System
Replies: 21
Views: 2967

Re: I'm back after long hiatus - Need Input on New System

^^^ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131668 <-Asus board link. So do you think it is a reasonable option to just run my dual displays right from that ASUS mobo? One DVI connector on mobo. One HDMI connector on mobo. The mobo is capable of running 2 video outs at the same time...
by aphonos
Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:49 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: I'm back after long hiatus - Need Input on New System
Replies: 21
Views: 2967

Re: I'm back after long hiatus - Need Input on New System

By dual DVI, I mean I have two displays that I want to run off of DVI inputs. Neither monitor has a HDMI input. You might run through an HDMI-DVI adapter, that card is clearly a waste of money (IMVHO). About those filters, I can't help: eventually, have a good luck! Hmmm. You mean something like th...
by aphonos
Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:15 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: I'm back after long hiatus - Need Input on New System
Replies: 21
Views: 2967

Re: I'm back after long hiatus - Need Input on New System

Thank you all for your input. Here's the latest revisions: Processor AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition Callisto 3.2GHz Socket AM3 80W Dual-Core Desktop Processor - C3 Revision HDZ555WFGMBOX Perhaps get it to unlock additional cores. Mobo: ASUS M4A88T-V EVO/USB3 AM3 AMD 880G USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Mot...
by aphonos
Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:46 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: I'm back after long hiatus - Need Input on New System
Replies: 21
Views: 2967

Re: I'm back after long hiatus - Need Input on New System

^^ Hey, MikeC ! Glad to have input from an old friend. :D Thanks for taking time to reply. I've looked at onboard video, but need to run dual displays, and no boards I can find have dual DVI onboard. So, if I'm going to have to add a card, it seems easiest to just go the dual DVI route via the card....
by aphonos
Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:32 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: I'm back after long hiatus - Need Input on New System
Replies: 21
Views: 2967

Re: I'm back after long hiatus - Need Input on New System

other options for video cards Best under $150 GIGABYTE Silent Cell GV-R575SL-1GI Radeon HD 5750 (no Displayport though) This looks like a good cost saver. Thanks. If you don't mind noise.... You're new here aren't you? :wink: :lol: If I didn't mind noise, I wouldn't have come here for the help. 8)
by aphonos
Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:54 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: I'm back after long hiatus - Need Input on New System
Replies: 21
Views: 2967

Re: I'm back after long hiatus - Need Input on New System

Thanks for the input so far. Perhaps I should add: As you look at this system a re there other ways to save money that you see? So far, the suggestions have been for pricier components. That's fine, but give me a reason to spend more. As far as system use, I do some video editing/rendering, but I do...
by aphonos
Sun Jan 23, 2011 2:12 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: I'm back after long hiatus - Need Input on New System
Replies: 21
Views: 2967

I'm back after long hiatus - Need Input on New System

Howdy. It has been a few years since I've been active in these parts and mostly have been reduced to a semi-annual lurker. I'm so glad SPCR has stayed online and grown in influence. I see lots of new names here now as well as a few of the old guard still around. Well, my old P4 system looks like it ...
by aphonos
Fri Feb 02, 2007 6:48 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: stopping hdd under Windows, 2.5" power saving
Replies: 9
Views: 6159

jojo4u wrote:aphonos: have a look here: viewtopic.php?p=316230#316230
jojo4u, many thanks for the links. It is gracious of you to save us from time spent searching. I had not seen the other thread.
by aphonos
Thu Feb 01, 2007 8:29 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: stopping hdd under Windows, 2.5" power saving
Replies: 9
Views: 6159

jojo4u wrote:Here two three scenarios for hdd power down. Diskmon and Filemon from sysinternals help very much here.

in order to shut down a secondary hdd
1. use mountvol.exe to unmount drive
2. use hddscan to disable drive
How, then, would you reactivate the drive for use? Just undo those steps?
by aphonos
Sat Apr 01, 2006 1:43 pm
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: SPCR is 2, 3, 4, 5... now 6 yrs old!
Replies: 55
Views: 96124

Happy Birthday Mike and others. I'm still occasionally checking in.

~aphonos
by aphonos
Sat Mar 05, 2005 8:31 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Taking firewire and other ports in front?
Replies: 16
Views: 4206

Image

http://store.yahoo.com/directron/ctusb1394.html

Fits in 3.5" bay. $9.99+shipping. May need a coat of vinyl dye to match to black case.
by aphonos
Wed Feb 16, 2005 11:07 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Recommend quiet (of course), cool, with DVI?
Replies: 9
Views: 2548

Also take a look at Matrox G550 or G450 and P650. Top of the line for 2D and all three are passively cooled. May not be AGP 8x for all the models I listed, but most 8x boards are backward compatible AFAIK.
by aphonos
Tue Jul 13, 2004 5:29 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How many Samsung Hard drives have failed on you?
Replies: 21
Views: 7271

Just added my 2 failures out of 7 drives (3 of which have not yet been installed for regular/daily use....so do they count?).
by aphonos
Thu Jun 24, 2004 9:16 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Chieftec Dragon drive bays
Replies: 1
Views: 1247

Re: Chieftec Dragon drive bays

Hi, Im trying to suspend my hard drives in a Chieftec Dragon, and I want to remove one of the trays which the hard drive cage locks into. The tray is attached to the case using what I believe to be called a hammer and pin joint (?), is there an easy way to remove the metal pins, or will a need a dr...
by aphonos
Wed Jun 09, 2004 9:52 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: precautions i must take before selling old hard drive?
Replies: 20
Views: 6292

I agree that you should wipe/overwrite the data on your HDD before you get rid of it. I've been using both DBAN and AutoClave for a few years now. They both work great for me. Another vote for Autoclave based on personal experience. And another vote for not selling any HDD that has not been wiped b...
by aphonos
Mon Jun 07, 2004 8:56 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Anyone tried DynoMat on a pc? (intended to silence cars)
Replies: 7
Views: 3266

Re: Anyone tried DynoMat on a pc? (intended to silence cars)

It is not worth it. The kind of noise it is intended to dampen does not happen in a PC unless somthing is horribly wrong! :-) Dynamat is a vibration dampener and it (or similar materials) can make a little difference if you are going for that last step for quieting. It is best to start quieting a P...
by aphonos
Thu May 06, 2004 7:27 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: NX3000 vs Modded SS-300FS
Replies: 1
Views: 1299

Re: NX3000 vs Modded SS-300FS

Which is quieter? The Nexus or a modded Seasonic (with a L1A Panaflo replacement)? I have both and IMO, the Seasonic solution will be quieter (if you get a quiet L1A), but in general it will be warmer, too--properly ventilate if you go this route (ie ducted PSU intake). The sound on an unmodded Nex...
by aphonos
Wed Apr 21, 2004 6:58 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: "Silent" indiscrepancies - clarificiation please?
Replies: 3
Views: 2519

Re: "Silent" indiscrepancies - clarificiation plea

just how quiet\silent is the definition of "silent" being used here? I'm really struggling with this discrepancy from other sites. Have you read Noise in Computing: A Primer ? This should be a good starting point for learning what is meant around here by quiet and silent. SPCR does have a higher (q...
by aphonos
Tue Apr 13, 2004 5:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Desktop ScreenShots
Replies: 91
Views: 35606

Rusty075 wrote:Here's mine
My first thought was: BAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! :lol:

But then I thought, "Wait, what if he's being serious and that's really his desktop?!?" :?

And then I thought: Either way, BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! :lol:
by aphonos
Mon Apr 12, 2004 5:29 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman 7000A AlCu modded w/ CHROME FAN! (picture!)
Replies: 38
Views: 39383

I've tried one Evercool "aluminium" fan and it was noisy as hell. How is your Evercool at minimum voltage compared to the original Zalman fan? Perhaps modding with Adda Hypro or Panaflo fan motor would make sense? Hm.... His previous mod was with a Panaflo 92mm L1A swap which he said was quieter th...
by aphonos
Sun Apr 11, 2004 11:03 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman 7000A AlCu modded w/ CHROME FAN! (picture!)
Replies: 38
Views: 39383

Re: Zalman 7000A AlCu modded w/ CHROME FAN! (picture!)

I picked up a 92mm Evercool aluminum frame with chromed fan modded for use with my Zalman. This time I mounted it with 1.8mm Stretch Magic instead of screws so it is completely decoupled. I drilled two more holes in the metal plate the fan mounts onto, to string the Stretch Magic through. Can we ge...
by aphonos
Thu Apr 08, 2004 5:17 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Small, quiet PSU
Replies: 3
Views: 1583

I have a Epia 5000 and a Seasonic 200W PSU (like what MikeC used in the Breadbox) work-in-progress computer and I have no compatibility issues between the components. That PSU runs the board just fine. The VIA board takes a standard ATX 20-pin power input. The Seasonic fan is rather quiet, but it do...
by aphonos
Tue Apr 06, 2004 4:30 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: slk3700 suspension mod
Replies: 8
Views: 4018

Nice adaptation! Regarding transporting your computer, it looks like your current setup would still allow you to hard mount the drives in the top or bottom slots of the cage if you needed to move your computer--rather than trying to stuff foam in to keep the drive from moving. If I were you, I would...