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by yeha
Sat Apr 30, 2005 11:04 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec True Power II 380
Replies: 39
Views: 17992

larva, a very knowledgeable overclocker, has posted his impressions of the truepower-ii 480. the thread goes on for a bit, but here's an excerpt: "Well, I got the supply installed, and there is certainly no lack of fan speed. When I hooked the unit up initially, it was only spinning the internal fan...
by yeha
Sat Apr 30, 2005 8:37 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Foxconn NF4K8MC-ERS (mAtx, 939)
Replies: 58
Views: 49723

250mhz isn't 'bad' of course :) but it'd frustrate me (i.e. the minority of users) knowing that i can't reach my cpu's maximum speed because the motherboard maker cut corners on $0.04 parts. there's nothing intrinsic about matx board size that prevents a good overclock - the chipsets are the same, c...
by yeha
Fri Apr 29, 2005 8:05 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Foxconn NF4K8MC-ERS (mAtx, 939)
Replies: 58
Views: 49723

pcie-1x: for the same reason as firewire - i can see a realistic future use for it based on my past habits (audio work, video capture/editing). many future cards such as hdtv or audio will use this slot, though it is one of the least important things on my list. much, much more important is.. overcl...
by yeha
Thu Apr 28, 2005 10:05 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CrystalCPUID on Low Power Mobile Sempron
Replies: 18
Views: 4785

you might want to do a quick scan of the forums over at xtremesystems.org for a custom bios for that motherboard. several members over there routinely patch bios files to enable new settings, microcode, etc.
by yeha
Thu Apr 28, 2005 8:37 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: silencing 5-6 drives, building suspension rack
Replies: 4
Views: 1580

well as you said you already have some good airflow there - i would remove the hard drive cages from their mountings, and suspend the cages themselves - a few loops of stretch magic through all those holes above and inside the drive cages would be perfect - each of the cages would hang say 1 inch lo...
by yeha
Thu Apr 28, 2005 8:29 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CrystalCPUID on Low Power Mobile Sempron
Replies: 18
Views: 4785

it's a mobile chip so it's definitely cool'n'quiet enabled. i'd try flashing to your board's newest bios, it sounds like it isn't doing exactly what the sempron wants during power transitions. 1.05 volts sounds a bit low too, i would've thought it'd be 1.2 or so. i'm just guessing though - the manuf...
by yeha
Thu Apr 28, 2005 8:24 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 3 blade delta 92mm/120mm fans
Replies: 10
Views: 3495

i'm not sure if anyone here has picked up one of the 3-blade fans yet, i've been thinking about it but i have nothing that needs cooling right now. for those hard drives you might want to look at building a server to house them all, and connect to it with gigabit ethernet. you wouldn't notice the pe...
by yeha
Wed Apr 27, 2005 9:43 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Any MATX case interest? & Newbie case advice?
Replies: 74
Views: 36813

i posted my wish-list for matx boards here , all my hopes are pinned on the gigabyte board but i have a horrible feeling that there'll be no overclocking options. i don't think i'm after all that much, all i really want is a socket-939 matx board, good overclocking options and a fanless chipset. it ...
by yeha
Wed Apr 27, 2005 9:36 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Foxconn NF4K8MC-ERS (mAtx, 939)
Replies: 58
Views: 49723

all my hopes are pinned on the gigabyte board - i can ignore the lack of firewire and tv out, but it's the lack of matx overclocking boards that's killing me. i'm trying to avoid nforce4 boards where possible, but it looks like i'll end up with one eventually. manufacturers just aren't willing to bu...
by yeha
Wed Apr 27, 2005 11:32 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Any MATX case interest? & Newbie case advice?
Replies: 74
Views: 36813

i'd love to hear your opinions on the z720t! i'm planning around that case myself when a socket-939 matx board i like comes out, i couldn't see much of anything not to like about it. it even has ample room for drive suspension in front of that nice intake.
by yeha
Tue Apr 26, 2005 5:54 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Foxconn NF4K8MC-ERS (mAtx, 939)
Replies: 58
Views: 49723

just thought i'd post a little document i've been updating with new matx socket-939 boards. a dash (-) is somethign i'm sure of, a (?) is pending confirmation: what i want in a motherboard: - micro-atx - socket 939 - pci-express 16x and 1x - vga/tv out - hd audio - sata ii and ncq - northbridge not ...
by yeha
Thu Apr 21, 2005 10:02 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Bacteria, maybe an old question, but well here it is again!
Replies: 27
Views: 6094

how would mixing in antifreeze or one of the various alcohols perform? i know that above certain concentrations they'll be toxic to any kind of life, but how do they affect the components?
by yeha
Thu Apr 21, 2005 9:58 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: wiring disaster
Replies: 15
Views: 5558

actually elsewhere on the forum a user fitted his case with an 1100 cfm ebm-papst monster - it completely emptied his case of dust, but the temperatures were the same as before the mod. there are apparently a few users there who've sought out 240mm and larger fans. it got me thinking that i could st...
by yeha
Thu Apr 21, 2005 7:41 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Hissing Router, yeah, its louder than youd think.
Replies: 13
Views: 6236

only one way to find out - start taking things apart :) the cardboard tube or some rolled-up paper will make isolating the noise much easier. unless it's very loud, or an insect of some kind nesting inside the router..
by yeha
Thu Apr 21, 2005 6:59 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Hissing Router, yeah, its louder than youd think.
Replies: 13
Views: 6236

i don't think putting a blanket over it will do well for heat buildup. i visited a friend of mine who was complaining about slow internet access - i assumed it was spyware and started investigating. well it wasn't that - the machine was clean, bandwidth was awful, latency was huge, packets were drop...
by yeha
Thu Apr 21, 2005 6:48 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: AMD Dual core
Replies: 25
Views: 7182

the difference between a single 175 cpu and two 275 cpus was 86 watts ac power - the article mentions that they measure at the wall. the psu used in the test was an ocz powerstream 520w. spcr has reviewed a couple recent ocz psu's but not that exact model, however since the others reach 78-80% effic...
by yeha
Thu Apr 21, 2005 10:03 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Computer needs tune up
Replies: 3
Views: 1213

i guess you can't control the rear chassis fan with qfan? my first thought would be removing the front intake fan (your temps are great as-is) and use qfan/speedfan to lower the cpu and exhaust fan speeds down to 650 rpm or so. if you're still unimpressed, check and see where the noise is coming fro...
by yeha
Thu Apr 21, 2005 9:21 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Silverstone 120mm Fan - ???
Replies: 23
Views: 8103

these look identical to the glacialtech silentblades - the housing divets are slightly different, but blade design and model number are the same - r121225bu for the silverstone (high speed), r121225bl for the glacialtech (low speed). of course the rpms are different. ultraboy: how low have you gotte...
by yeha
Wed Apr 20, 2005 11:31 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Are Seagate NCQ drives louder?
Replies: 7
Views: 2151

for a bit of hilarity, try the mp3's they posted of drive noise recordings. i'm not sure how exactly you make a 128kbps mp3 sound so awful without deliberately re-encoding it a dozen times. well actually, i'm guessing their recording system was so bad they ran some extremely intense noise filters ov...
by yeha
Wed Apr 20, 2005 9:56 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Cheap Sound Meter?
Replies: 11
Views: 2818

Don't forget that those dB ratings are just for the microphone. To actually measure the decibel level on, say, your computer, you have to go through both a preamp and an A/D converter. Under normal circumstances this can easily add 15dB to your noise floor, so you're looking at dropping another $1,...
by yeha
Wed Apr 20, 2005 8:33 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Cheap Sound Meter?
Replies: 11
Views: 2818

hm if i was looking to measure sound levels, i'd get a microphone with very low self-noise. there are $200 models that are rated 12-13 dba self-noise, and if that's true (i'd test one before buying) you could do decibel measurements on most anything above 16-17 db. i believe many sound editing progr...
by yeha
Tue Apr 19, 2005 6:05 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Planned 15dbA Athlon 3500+ system
Replies: 13
Views: 4046

the problem with nforce4 boards is that passive chipset coolers only really work with them when there's some peripheral airflow - that little chipset pumping 15+ watts (that's what it seems like!) into a zalman nb47j with no airflow (fanless system) will burn out in a matter of minutes. such a fanle...
by yeha
Sun Apr 17, 2005 9:36 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Which CPU?? This new venice thing made me whacked.
Replies: 12
Views: 6954

the only way you'll get 1 mb of cache is with a clawhammer chip (older hotter 130nm core) or a san diego (1mb brother of venice, 90nm e-revision core). both put out more heat than the 90nm winchester, however the venice and san diego may be able to reach high speeds with less voltage to bridge the h...
by yeha
Thu Apr 14, 2005 8:45 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: LED's possibly silent?
Replies: 1
Views: 822

the 12cm cooler master fans (1200 rpm) come in both led and uv varieties, and are currently very popular as nexus alternatives. you can also pick them up for $6 or so , but make sure you check resellerratings.com whenever you find a bargain from somewhere you're unfamiliar with. the only other led f...
by yeha
Thu Apr 14, 2005 4:12 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: wiring disaster
Replies: 15
Views: 5558

well the entire thread is here - apparently that mess is for 12 fans, 3 cold cathode tubes and the inverters they run off. several people gave suggestions, but i don't know what ended up happening. i just find the fan placements hilarious - there are 12 in there somewhere, presumably trapped inside ...
by yeha
Thu Apr 14, 2005 3:15 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: wiring disaster
Replies: 15
Views: 5558

wiring disaster

i don't think this could be classed as a quiet rig (12 fans and all), but i noticed this ocforums thread today and had to share. it made me shudder.

http://www.ocforums.com/showpost.php?p= ... ostcount=1
by yeha
Thu Apr 14, 2005 12:59 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: my new amd64 based on abit ax8.
Replies: 8
Views: 2298

motherboard - a good choice. i haven't seen many reviews of the ax8, but what i've seen hasn't said anything negative. cpu - definitely get a 90nm chip instead, of the winchester or venice variety. heatsink - consider a thermalright xp-90 with a nexus or tek-chain fan instead of the zalman. the zalm...
by yeha
Wed Apr 13, 2005 5:51 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Build the perfect fan - tell us what you want
Replies: 57
Views: 19148

Re: Build the perfect fan - tell us what you want

i'd just like to chime in with another duplicate response: the nexus fans are appreciated so much because the quality is constant. sure there are other popular fans, most of them much cheaper, but you have to buy several of them to find one that's suitably quiet. right now i have 20 or 30 80mm fans,...
by yeha
Tue Apr 12, 2005 9:32 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: help: mounting cpu heatsinks on vga cards?
Replies: 1
Views: 964

help: mounting cpu heatsinks on vga cards?

i'm intent on doing this for a 6600 non-gt pci-e card, i'm just wondering if there's anything people who've tried it would like to impart before i do so. the best mounting method seems to be drilling holes and using either the large-2-hole or small-4-hole mechanisms, however the sinks i'm looking at...
by yeha
Tue Apr 12, 2005 4:53 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quiet 92mm heatsink fan?
Replies: 11
Views: 2696

i'm really happy with this $2.50 92mm fan , so i made a post about it. it's not silent at 5v, however the noise is just airflow. i'll use it on my xp-90, inside a case i don't think it will be audible at all. however no one else has reported having one of these fans, so perhaps it's one-in-a-million...