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by yeha
Mon Apr 11, 2005 11:49 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Coolermaster new Sleeve Bearing 120mm LED fans : Mini-review
Replies: 16
Views: 5379

the coolermasters are definitely great fans. i have to chime in though and say that i got two blue-uv 120mm coolermasters from svc (suf-s12-eb), and they both exhibited bearing noise, still audible at 5 volts from 1 metre away. the noise is much quieter than the motor noise from my panaflos and nmbs...
by yeha
Mon Apr 11, 2005 9:36 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Turbine fans by Aerocool
Replies: 65
Views: 33120

here's the official site. sure are ugly (to me anyway).

eh, if they ever go under $10 i'll get one.
by yeha
Mon Apr 11, 2005 9:32 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Cooler Master SUF-S12-EB safe for Mobo?
Replies: 6
Views: 1829

i noticed in new abit/asus board's manuals that the fan headers are safe up to 8 watts (!). can't remember what board that was, but it sure surprised me.

the coolermaster is a very nice fan, it won't trouble a motherboard fan header at all. it draws less power than many 80mm fans.
by yeha
Sun Apr 10, 2005 10:05 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: ARRRRGh this Vantec sucks!! What to do?
Replies: 20
Views: 4770

maybe it's a batch thing, or how the fans were shipped/stored for different vendors. where'd you get yours from? well if anyone's looking to buy a 120mm blue uv coolermaster, grab it from somewhere other than svc. i got two that are completely identical in terms of motor noise. nothing bad by any me...
by yeha
Sun Apr 10, 2005 9:33 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: ARRRRGh this Vantec sucks!! What to do?
Replies: 20
Views: 4770

heh i guess my sound likening could use some work :) the coolermasters make no noise when i spin them by hand. when powered up, at any voltage, there is a continuous and unaltering metallic rattling sound, i guess it's the bearings but the only other ball-bearing fan i have that sounds similar is my...
by yeha
Sun Apr 10, 2005 9:00 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: ARRRRGh this Vantec sucks!! What to do?
Replies: 20
Views: 4770

don't get me wrong, the coolermasters are great fans. i advise people to get them on a bunch of forums - quiet stock speed (well, quiet enough for most), cheap, rpm output, no mess no fuss. other common options like evercools, globes or yate loons all require undervolting to reach similar levels of ...
by yeha
Sun Apr 10, 2005 8:29 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Replaced PSU fan but have concerns...
Replies: 9
Views: 2369

well there's an interesting thought - what do current popular psu's (seasonic ss, tornado, s12, fortron aurora, blue storm, etc.) do once the temperature gets too high? what will happen if i jam a pencil in my psu fan and sit my computer in a corner folding for days? i'd hope that some kind of tempe...
by yeha
Sun Apr 10, 2005 8:06 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: ARRRRGh this Vantec sucks!! What to do?
Replies: 20
Views: 4770

i just got a pair of 120mm coolermaster blue uv's from svc. they're pretty nice fans for the price, but both of mine are identical in terms of sound - a continuous rattling sound (like dragging a twig over the bumps of a corrugated tin shed), can still be heard at from 1 metre away at 5 volts, actua...
by yeha
Sat Apr 09, 2005 11:52 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: t&t mw-925m12b 92mm fan for $2.50 - anyone else have one
Replies: 1
Views: 1522

replying to my own post here, they sure look a lot like this model from some mob called cofan. seems that's the usa branch of cofan korea.

has anyone else had any experience with cofan? are they a rebadger or a manufacturer?
by yeha
Sat Apr 09, 2005 11:42 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: t&t mw-925m12b 92mm fan for $2.50 - anyone else have one
Replies: 1
Views: 1522

t&t mw-925m12b 92mm fan for $2.50 - anyone else have one

i picked up one of these dual-ball-bearing "t&t" mw-925m12b fans for $2.50 from here . the specs seem accurate - it's definitely pushing some air at 12 volts, however it starts reliably at 4.8 volts and i only hear a slight hum/buzz alongside the air noise from it at that speed. certainly quieter th...
by yeha
Sat Apr 09, 2005 10:46 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: msi rs480m2-il clockgen is coming..
Replies: 6
Views: 4853

and thanks to cpuz, here's the rs480m2 clockgen.

use at your own risk!
by yeha
Thu Apr 07, 2005 11:43 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: msi rs480m2-il clockgen is coming..
Replies: 6
Views: 4853

there are a number of rs480 boards coming that use the uli southbridge (giving azalia audio and sata ii/ncq) and ati's upcoming sb450 will add those features too, though it seems none of the boards bar the sapphire and an unpurchasable jetway will allow overclocking, at least that's what i've been r...
by yeha
Thu Apr 07, 2005 12:06 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Opinions wanted on HD cage idea...
Replies: 3
Views: 1519

there are many, many, many more companies that have stock heatsink extrusion designs you can look through - google for "heat sink catalog" or "heatsink catalog" (both without the quotes) and you'll see a bunch of designs you can look at. i've been trying to find someone who has already designed a he...
by yeha
Wed Apr 06, 2005 12:42 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: msi rs480m2-il clockgen is coming..
Replies: 6
Views: 4853

msi rs480m2-il clockgen is coming..

but it's going to be a bit limited. from this xtremesystems post by the author of clockgen: Actually no fine tuning is possible on this PLL. In fact it is there, but does not work :( Anyway, there are predefined clock settings that can be choosen : With spread : the max FSB is 220MHz, with AGP = 73 ...
by yeha
Wed Apr 06, 2005 12:13 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: NV silencer 6 ~ (for 6600gt) where to buy?
Replies: 8
Views: 2640

i'd strongly consider the zalman vf700 over the nv silencer. i don't own either myself, however the general opinion i've formed based on reading posts on the topic has put the zalman above the silencer in terms of cooling per unit noise.

perhaps someone else can chime in that has used both?
by yeha
Tue Apr 05, 2005 11:29 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: I need a passive solution for a g4 ti4200 low budget options
Replies: 4
Views: 1184

you could go with a powmax fancard for a pci-slot-mounted 80mm fan blowing at the card. then you could just remove the 40mm fan altogether. or, you could go the cheaper more flexible route and bend one of the pci-slot covers 90 degrees into the case and mount a fan on it, like so: http://www.silentp...
by yeha
Tue Apr 05, 2005 11:29 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: I need a passive solution for a g4 ti4200 low budget options
Replies: 4
Views: 1184

edit: dupe post
by yeha
Tue Apr 05, 2005 11:22 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: did 7volt mod on psu fan with temp control antec 403x
Replies: 6
Views: 1457

as far as power supply fan swaps go, i'm too timid to go with low-flow fans. i'd go with a 12v ball-bearing temperature-controlled model, like a coolermaster daf-b82 ($6, 1000-2500 rpm from 23-50 degrees c) or nmb 3110kl-04w-b66 ($3, 1200-3600 rpm, degree range = ??). but i'm a girlie-man like that....
by yeha
Tue Apr 05, 2005 9:25 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Very Cheap case for a client
Replies: 24
Views: 7373

for the inwin case you picked (or any inwin case it seems) you can get it cheaper from techonweb - here's the c720t for $40 plus $15 shipping, beats newegg by $10 or so. techonweb has great scores over at resellerratings.com too. i haven't purchased from them before, but it's where i'm planning on g...
by yeha
Tue Apr 05, 2005 8:52 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: A64 Motherboards - I'm Confused...
Replies: 18
Views: 10400

i was happy when i learned about the eqs rs480 boards being released, however (like almost every other manufacturer) there was no provision for overclocking. right now i've got a checklist of 8 or so micro-atx amd motherboards and none of them allow overclocking, bar the foxconn nforce4 with its obn...
by yeha
Mon Apr 04, 2005 10:48 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Suggestions for my planned quiet + easy-to-build A64 system
Replies: 3
Views: 1316

default opinion: good choice. cooler: a good choice. but an xp-90 would be a great choice :) ram: might want to avoid a configuration with 4 sticks of ram, that makes winchesters run the memory at 333mhz instead of 400, and also inflicts 2t timing. performance will suffer, but probably not by a huge...
by yeha
Sun Apr 03, 2005 11:20 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: NMB DC 4715KL 04W-B50-R00
Replies: 7
Views: 1861

well it might be that quiet (though it'd probably still be 1500+ rpm at 5v, so i doubt it), but such a high-speed motor may make all kinds of grumbling angry noises when run that slow. but if it'll only set you back a dollar or two, why not? i've been meaning to try out a 120mm nmb, the 4715kl-04w-b...
by yeha
Sun Apr 03, 2005 8:26 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: where to buy general heatsinks for electronics
Replies: 4
Views: 1977

i browsed digikey, newark, mouser, excess-solutions, etc. but none of them had the kind of sinks i was after. the link in my first post has the best i've found so far (see the hs-tws and the few following it, it's almost perfect for mounting two hard drives on). i'm after a finned flat-base sink wit...
by yeha
Sat Apr 02, 2005 1:32 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: why is my xp-90 creating the same temp as my stock heatsink?
Replies: 13
Views: 3030

your cpu is fine, the integrated heat spreader is doing its job of protecting the cpu well! the cpu die itself is actually only the size of your fingernail or so, right in the middle of the processor's package. those scratches are around the corners of the package far away from the cpu die itself, t...
by yeha
Sat Apr 02, 2005 11:35 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New A64 system, quiet and value for money
Replies: 23
Views: 6533

that's not good news at all. hopefully it's fixable with a bios update.

after googling a bit it seems the k890pro ethernet issue is a very common one..
by yeha
Sat Apr 02, 2005 11:11 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New A64 system, quiet and value for money
Replies: 23
Views: 6533

have you considered the soltek k890pro? passive chipset design (the via chipsets put out far less heat than nforce3/4), seems to have all the ports you're after, about the only thing it couldn't do is run clockgen for changing htt inside windows. regular multiplier/voltage changes using the usual wi...
by yeha
Sat Apr 02, 2005 12:46 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Rev E - Quiet MB Recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 5374

the nforce4 chipset just seems to put out so much heat (compared to via/ati) that i'm purposely avoiding it. if 90% of mobo manufacturers are too scared to passively cool it, i don't want to either. as for motherboards supporting e-revision chips out-of-the-box, we won't know for sure until they sho...
by yeha
Fri Apr 01, 2005 11:26 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Market interest in 2.5" internal enclosure kit?
Replies: 11
Views: 2531

well here's an odd thought.. what about setting up white (or pink.. what's the most non-intrusive? brown?) noise generators around a computer or all around the computer's room to raise the ambient noise floor. i wonder if it's possible to fool the ears in that fashion - if you raise your room's ambi...
by yeha
Fri Apr 01, 2005 8:37 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: New Samsung drives officially posted. One is a 2.2 bel idle.
Replies: 89
Views: 45609

maybe i missed something, but i don't remember hearing anything about a 250gb 5400 rpm drive coming from samsung. "ha250jc" as the product code? eh?
by yeha
Fri Apr 01, 2005 8:28 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: where to buy general heatsinks for electronics
Replies: 4
Views: 1977

where to buy general heatsinks for electronics

just wondering if there were any chain stores likely to carry heatsinks that could be useful for modding (hard drives, vga cards, etc.). stuff like this , that i can actually get my hands on and measure. i'm pretty disappointed with the non-computing heatsinks i've found by googling, perhaps i'm mis...