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by cotdt
Wed Aug 31, 2005 3:47 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Can i go quieter?
Replies: 1
Views: 965

Remove all your fans and redo all your cooling and you can make it silent. The step from quiet to silent is huge, though. You are basically replacing your entire cooling system, PSU, hard drives, etc.
by cotdt
Wed Aug 31, 2005 3:38 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Innovatek Silent Water-Cooled Hard Drive Enclosure
Replies: 1
Views: 1001

Wow that is expensive. I think it would be much cheaper to get one of those $25 HDD watercoolers that cool the sides and muffle the HDD to oblivion from all sides.
by cotdt
Wed Aug 31, 2005 3:32 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Coollaboratory liquid metal, a new thermal compound
Replies: 37
Views: 17351

I'm sure it performs well but it's probably mercury and toxic. Or maybe modified liquid gallium with a lower melting point. Also it is an electrical conductor I'm pretty sure. Based on specs it can thermally conduct 10X better than thermal compound but still not nearly as well as aluminum or copper....
by cotdt
Wed Aug 31, 2005 3:29 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Source of 120mm Nexus fans in the US?
Replies: 5
Views: 1794

CompUSA sells Yate Loons which are what the Nexus 120s are derived from. You can just run the Yate Loons from 5V rail to get same effect.
by cotdt
Wed Aug 31, 2005 12:58 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: alarming seagate temps
Replies: 4
Views: 1430

cool your drives somehow. there are many ways
by cotdt
Wed Aug 31, 2005 12:20 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Dothan and Turion Compared and Explained
Replies: 45
Views: 19708

Still, what matters at the end of the day is that you can run one CPU passive (true passive) w/Ninja heatsink while the other you cannot. Turion has yet to pass the treshold for passive cooling. Have I missed something? This seems to imply that you can run a Pentium M with a Ninja heatsink. On what...
by cotdt
Wed Aug 31, 2005 11:49 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Dothan and Turion Compared and Explained
Replies: 45
Views: 19708

Bar81 has hit the nail. =) The 25W Turions are just selected 35W Turions with the voltage lowered to 1.2V. If you're undervolting, it hardly makes any difference. Let's keep the discussion on desktops, shall we? Most at SPCR are interested in desktops. What is important is heating, not power consump...
by cotdt
Tue Aug 30, 2005 11:11 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: acoustic foam, need to know some things
Replies: 7
Views: 3146

you can put a layer both inside and outside of your computer. the thicker the better.
by cotdt
Tue Aug 30, 2005 10:28 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Nvidia got some explaining to do
Replies: 10
Views: 2705

both ATI and nvidia does this and they are both noticeable in screenshots, though i can't tell the difference in real gameplay.
by cotdt
Tue Aug 30, 2005 10:26 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: 100% Passive Water Cooling idea
Replies: 8
Views: 3492

yeah d-dawg has it right. except thermosyphons and heatpipes are basically the same things, except thermosyphons don't have a wick but are flexible since they are usually made of plastic. thermosphyons cooled by two 120mm low-RPM fans perform between high-end air and low-end water.
by cotdt
Tue Aug 30, 2005 12:02 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: System: Which configuration will be quieter/silent
Replies: 5
Views: 1472

5V Nexus is significantly quieter than Seasonic. 20dBA is insanely loud if you put your ear close to it. That said, I don't think you need any fans at all with the Phantoms. Just put the Phantom on top of the case if you're worried, getting good fresh air.
by cotdt
Tue Aug 30, 2005 11:56 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Dothan and Turion Compared and Explained
Replies: 45
Views: 19708

frostedflakes right above you is running his (slightly undervolted) Turion MT-34 with a fanless Scythe NCU-2005. His S12 is the only fan in that system. Ahhh interesting... but it's undervolted to 1.075. I don't know if all the Turions could do that. Also, how would it work with an Antec Phantom 35...
by cotdt
Tue Aug 30, 2005 11:39 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Dothan and Turion Compared and Explained
Replies: 45
Views: 19708

Load is what matters from heat production perspective, not idle. At SPCR most of us are interested in how suitable these are in silent desktop systems. So the Turion still doesn't even come close to the Dothan. 1:51 versus 2:32 battery life is a very significant difference once you factor in the pow...
by cotdt
Tue Aug 30, 2005 10:23 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Yonah
Replies: 64
Views: 19342

Speaking of 64-bit, I don't think Yonah will be 64-bit since that would require the use of more transistors which would increase power consumption. Maybe Intel will do it, but maybe not.
by cotdt
Tue Aug 30, 2005 10:04 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How to tell if a Phantom is the new revision, problem-free?
Replies: 11
Views: 2733

The 2004 with purple stickers are good. As long as you've got the purple stickers you're OK.
by cotdt
Tue Aug 30, 2005 9:40 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: System: Which configuration will be quieter/silent
Replies: 5
Views: 1472

Phantom with no fans. The overheating issue is a myth as far as I can tell based on the newer revision.
by cotdt
Tue Aug 30, 2005 5:48 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: New try at powerful silence- 3 water loops, help welcomed!
Replies: 7
Views: 2620

Keep us posted with pictures of your ongoing project!
by cotdt
Tue Aug 30, 2005 1:25 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Best pump and radiator
Replies: 47
Views: 20186

Yeah MCP655 is the same as the D5 and it is NOT QUIET AT ALL! The 1046 and CSP-MAG really blow it away it's not even comparable. Who needs insane flow rates when today's best waterblocks are designed for low-flow?
by cotdt
Tue Aug 30, 2005 1:22 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: New try at powerful silence- 3 water loops, help welcomed!
Replies: 7
Views: 2620

Nice HDD enclosure! So you've already bought the BIP3? Hmmm... you can sell it! Or settle with using three 5V Nexus fans on them, but the problem is that they are hard to fit internally. I think you can find some ideas by searching my posts. I detail the components I use for my passive watercooling ...
by cotdt
Tue Aug 30, 2005 12:57 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Out Of Time: the DIY case is a wash
Replies: 8
Views: 2180

i second the post above.
by cotdt
Mon Aug 29, 2005 10:53 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My quiet rig :)
Replies: 3
Views: 2765

nice red lights =)

well in fact many SPCRians and myself know how to build dead silent computers but just don't have the money and time for it. my own system is dead silent as long as your head isn't right next to the muffled notebook drive.
by cotdt
Mon Aug 29, 2005 10:15 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: XP90 or Ninja?
Replies: 6
Views: 2509

Why are your temps so horrible with the XP-90? Something is wrong and Ninja isn't likely to help you. First, what motherboard do you use? Some Abit motherboard overreport CPU temps by 15-20C. While ASUS underreports temps. Read the recent heatsink lapping thread and lap your heatsink. Then use Arcti...
by cotdt
Mon Aug 29, 2005 10:06 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: how important is lapping?
Replies: 17
Views: 3559

None of my Thermaltake CPU coolers were flat, and I've owned a dozen different thermaltake coolers. After even an ameteurish grinding, I got 5-10C improvement in temps. And thing is, they were all still slightly convex because I am a horrible lapper. But maybe there is a law of diminishing returns f...
by cotdt
Mon Aug 29, 2005 3:55 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Any quiet 5.25" blower fans ?
Replies: 8
Views: 2637

hmmm... do you really need one? i mean, fans in general are not that quiet either.
by cotdt
Mon Aug 29, 2005 12:42 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What does your Seagate 7200.8 drive sound like?
Replies: 12
Views: 4533

It sounds louder than a helicopter from up close.
by cotdt
Mon Aug 29, 2005 11:54 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman CNPS9500 review
Replies: 74
Views: 25883

If you live in the USA (especially California), you can get much better prices than that! You guys should come to the USA to vacation and buy your CPU coolers here.
by cotdt
Mon Aug 29, 2005 11:52 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: X2 Running hot with 7700AlCu... switch to Ninja?
Replies: 15
Views: 3729

Get better ventilation, and if that isn't enough, finely sand the bottom of your Zalman to make it flat.
by cotdt
Mon Aug 29, 2005 11:49 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Yonah
Replies: 64
Views: 19342

Great discussion! Need I say that Intel claims Yonah will be much better for gaming with "vastly improved floating point performance"? And Dothan was already good in gaming. Not to mention it can handle 100C temperatures w/o crashing, whereas my 2.5GHz Athlon64 crashes at anything above 65C. Somethi...
by cotdt
Sun Aug 28, 2005 9:43 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: So my Super Silencer 460 is loud now...
Replies: 14
Views: 3303

Only 4-5 months? OK, then it's definately defective. Send it back.
by cotdt
Sun Aug 28, 2005 6:22 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Yonah
Replies: 64
Views: 19342

that's a really old post. I would reference this one, similar but at least more up to date: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/08/23/intel_sossaman_yonah/ yes, it might be the chip to own. quite true. however, amd per level of chip goes faster right now than anything intel has for gaming purposes. y...