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by cotdt
Thu Aug 25, 2005 9:38 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman CNPS9500 review
Replies: 74
Views: 26504

Well diamond or no diamond, this Zalman 9500 is still a bit too loud for SPCR people if it is even louder than the 7000, and even if it performs as good as a 120.1 watercooler, its acoustic performance doesn't even come close. Have anyone ever heard the silence of a passive watercooler or the near-s...
by cotdt
Tue Aug 23, 2005 11:14 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman CNPS9500 review
Replies: 74
Views: 26504

i want to use carbon nanotubes!
by cotdt
Tue Aug 23, 2005 4:44 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 6800 Ultra WC AGP Artifacting?
Replies: 6
Views: 1735

it means you're not cooling the memory properly. are you also watercooling the memory or no?
by cotdt
Tue Aug 23, 2005 2:22 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Reserator 1 Plus Heat Dissipation Ability
Replies: 21
Views: 6032

I think it can dissipate 80W, but it seems to be able to dissipate a lot more than that when you add things up. I guess it depends what kind of temps you are settling for. You can also go for the more powerful Innovatek Konvect o Matic ULTRA or their HTCS passive radiators.
by cotdt
Tue Aug 23, 2005 5:46 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Will Silenx 300W PSU supply enough wattage for this rig?
Replies: 6
Views: 1741

I don't know about the SilenX 300W, since I've never owned one, but 300W models from Seasonic and certain other brands (antec, enermax) easily can power your system.
by cotdt
Mon Aug 22, 2005 10:05 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Thermal chimney to replace case fans - calculations here
Replies: 5
Views: 3088

i couldn't find any info on this topic. what is it exactly?
by cotdt
Mon Aug 22, 2005 2:19 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung HD noise caused by PSU?
Replies: 1
Views: 865

i think it's the countcard
by cotdt
Mon Aug 22, 2005 12:47 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Sigh...Just what we all need
Replies: 40
Views: 11637

three 350W peltiers can bring this thing to its knees.

five peltiers would be optimal to cover all sides of the copper cube block that freezes the CPU. i bet that it is still easily possible to dissipate this heat via multiple Nexus fans and huge radiator.
by cotdt
Sun Aug 21, 2005 5:44 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman CNPS9500 review
Replies: 74
Views: 26504

120mm Nexus on Zalman 9500 versus 120mm Nexus on XP-120, which performs better?
by cotdt
Sun Aug 21, 2005 4:53 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Long lasting PSU?
Replies: 10
Views: 2983

nici wrote:i dont remember what the usual mtbf of a fan is, but lets say its 50000hours. 50 000 hours = 5.70397764 years
Yeah, but I remember it to be slightly shorter. However, the MTBF of a PSU is much higher. Theoretically a PSU should work almost forever.
by cotdt
Sun Aug 21, 2005 2:14 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Long lasting PSU?
Replies: 10
Views: 2983

The fanned PSU's are not maintenance-free because the sleeve-bearing fans get louder after some time, and eventually fail. I'm not really sure how long this process of the fan dying takes, but it happened to me twice. Fanless PSU's are maintence free as long as you keep the case cool. So fanless > f...
by cotdt
Sat Aug 20, 2005 8:07 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: How do I trim off some fins on this NB47J?
Replies: 11
Views: 4296

use a dremel
by cotdt
Sat Aug 20, 2005 7:58 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Fanless & overclocking
Replies: 18
Views: 9480

Can we get more pictures? Where did you obtain your parts from? i'm interested in doing something very similar.

Thanks
by cotdt
Sat Aug 20, 2005 6:17 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Quiet and cheap power supplies?
Replies: 6
Views: 1826

That noisetaker isn't under $30. He said under $30. What I have done is buy a $15 generic PSU, and enlarge the heatsinks on the PSU. then i swapped the crappy fan for a Nexus120 fan. it worked well except for the horrible voltage regulation. well, you can't expect much from a cheap PSU. anything ove...
by cotdt
Sat Aug 20, 2005 5:58 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Thermoacoustic cooling
Replies: 8
Views: 2312

190dB is pretty darn quiet.
by cotdt
Sat Aug 20, 2005 4:08 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: I think I need a 500W quiet PS...
Replies: 20
Views: 5526

300W will be plenty. try getting an antec phantom 500, and you will probably notice that the fan will never even start spinning. hard drives don't eat up that much power.
by cotdt
Sat Aug 20, 2005 4:05 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU Mod idea (Phantom 350w)
Replies: 13
Views: 3038

that's a very good idea. go for heatpipes! take the challenge!

heatpipes are pretty easy to obtain. there are many online places to order them. you can also take them from zalman components like you said.

go for it! you might need to do some of your own drilling though.
by cotdt
Sat Aug 20, 2005 3:56 pm
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: www.spcr.com soon please!
Replies: 22
Views: 11017

we should get spcr.com in our ongoing quest to rule over the computing universe.
by cotdt
Fri Aug 19, 2005 9:10 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Reserator1 and Water Additive By Zalman
Replies: 11
Views: 3662

there are industrial pumps reputed to last over 10 years. why buy aquarium pumps when there are industrial ones that last much longer and are designed to handle much higher temperatures? i am using the CSP-MAG which is used as an industrial pump. i think industrial pumps would be a better choice for...
by cotdt
Fri Aug 19, 2005 6:09 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Reserator1 and Water Additive By Zalman
Replies: 11
Views: 3662

everyone says its a heap of stinking crap, but I use water wetter by Redline auto products. I dont use a lot of it. that's where people went wrong I feel. also, their systems didnt have a huge resevoir like ours does, they had custom jobs with mini resevoirs. I use at most 5%. probably liek 3-4% wa...
by cotdt
Fri Aug 19, 2005 6:06 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: A better appreciation of quiet computing
Replies: 8
Views: 2361

Did your phantom have a pink/purple sticker? El-Jefe, what about you? I hope the newer revision of phantoms are reliable. so far mine is perfect and i couldn't be happier, but i just want to be sure that they fixed the problem issues in the newer revision of the phantom. i hope that the phantom psus...
by cotdt
Fri Aug 19, 2005 5:46 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: "Lend me your ear (wax)"
Replies: 3
Views: 1468

There are other factors too. Like the brain and how tolerant it is of noises. Some people are a lot more easily irritated by noise than others, even if they both have equally good ears.
by cotdt
Fri Aug 19, 2005 5:44 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: NEW? Zalman Heatpipe Cooler for nVidia 6800/7800.
Replies: 20
Views: 5344

Just wanted to get back to everyone, the Zalman ZM80D-HP works great on the 6800NU. I put it on the XFX 6800, liberally applied AS 5, had to move on heat pipe a little further from the card than the other so the power cord would fit. Temps are great. Room temp is usually 72-74F. Case temps 33-35C, ...
by cotdt
Fri Aug 19, 2005 5:25 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec phantom 350W Questions!
Replies: 13
Views: 2858

I own this PSU. The blue LED's are very annoying at night and you'd have to stick a peice of tape over it. You can open the PSU and disable it, but that would void the warranty if you break that sticker. The PSU won't overheat if you get one of the newer models. They don't even come close to overhea...
by cotdt
Thu Aug 18, 2005 9:30 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Need help with my new WD Scorpio and adaptor.
Replies: 7
Views: 2818

So how are the acoustics of this drive? I have the 80GB version.
by cotdt
Tue Aug 16, 2005 8:32 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How many watts do I REALLY need?
Replies: 37
Views: 11874

Agreed with the above posters. Get a 300-400W SPCR recommended PSU. Those cheap 525W PSU's can't even handle 150W, I don't know why they are advertised as such. But the SPCR-recommended PSU's are tested to actually do as they are advertised, so you can't go wrong.
by cotdt
Tue Aug 16, 2005 7:56 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic S12-430: Beyond the Super Tornado
Replies: 200
Views: 185485

It does monitor, but only for certain motherboards. If the RPM reads too low, then most motherboards will just ignore it. And the RPM is in fact too low for most motherboards to read.
by cotdt
Tue Aug 16, 2005 11:51 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Phantom 500 with the Antec P180
Replies: 12
Views: 2754

I have the P180 and the Phantom 500. I have just started the build (still waiting for some parts) The Phantom 500 will not fit with the stock lower fan. I removed the stock fan and holder, installed the 500, then installed a much thinner Nexus 120 fan in the lower fan slot. It took me a little whil...
by cotdt
Tue Aug 16, 2005 9:50 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Does reducing mhz reduces temp?
Replies: 14
Views: 3232

The exception seems to be the Dothan, changing the clock speed doesn't seem to affect wattage, only changing the voltage seems to affect wattage. Anyone can verify this?
by cotdt
Mon Aug 15, 2005 7:03 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Silent Cat 8cm sounds more like a pissed-off angry noisy cat
Replies: 36
Views: 10549

this is thermaltake? why am i not surprised?