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by al bundy
Thu Jan 29, 2004 1:19 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: The Truth about PSU power ratings
Replies: 17
Views: 46589

Nice write-up on the topic Mike, thanks!

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by al bundy
Mon Jan 26, 2004 12:06 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hitachi 7k250 impressions
Replies: 5
Views: 2569

Good to know, thanks kbedwards for posting your information.

Welcome to the forums!

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by al bundy
Mon Jan 26, 2004 8:52 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Easy 5v fan power hack
Replies: 6
Views: 1590

You can also label the molex connectors with a permanent black sharpie pen or something, indicating the voltage they provide (like this guy did for example)...

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by al bundy
Mon Jan 26, 2004 8:48 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Fanless Zen Heatsink....Passes CPU Burn Test.
Replies: 9
Views: 2744

Outstanding work on that Zen project Bluefront! This opens up some interesting options. I wonder if your board undervolts? If so, you could probably slow down the fans even further, etc...

You seem to always do really good work.

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by al bundy
Sun Jan 25, 2004 3:47 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: my fanless undervolted cpu, SOYO TISU motherboard and PSU
Replies: 19
Views: 4331

Hey dan, your system is 100% fanless, way to go! I hope you will please let us know how the Prime95 test works out. My own processor won't go below 1.225V without causing the Prime95 test to lock the machine, so that only a CMOS jumper reset would unlock it at all. At 1.225V everything is stable tho...
by al bundy
Sun Jan 25, 2004 1:33 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: fanless PSU from SilentMaxx
Replies: 2
Views: 1066

Do you mean this one?

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by al bundy
Sun Jan 25, 2004 1:29 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: How about this COOL Sonata - I mean real cool!
Replies: 17
Views: 4484

Awesome job JVM! Now just to mod that powersupply to achieve real silence, yes?

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by al bundy
Fri Jan 23, 2004 1:42 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: silencing a 2.5" drive under debian linux
Replies: 41
Views: 11775

...there are no screwes used to hold the drive in. so i am still wondering how to anchor the 2.5" drive in there... When using the adapter and its brackets that I mentioned in the above post, you get a tight enough fit in the enclosure without any need whatsoever for further drive anchoring. The ID...
by al bundy
Fri Jan 23, 2004 10:30 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: silencing a 2.5" drive under debian linux
Replies: 41
Views: 11775

Hey grandpa_boris, just another comment here... When fitting the SilentDrive in the case, while it can be helpful in some situations to remove the side brackets in a SilentDrive enclosure (the ones that are attached with screws), I wouldn't recommend also removing the main brackets (i.e. the 'metal-...
by al bundy
Fri Jan 23, 2004 10:22 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SpinPoint P80 high-freq whine
Replies: 23
Views: 6584

Hey EasyRaider, also remember that you will find in any group of users a very wide array of hearing sensitivities. My own hearing is very sensitive, I can hear drive whine when another person right next to me doesn't hear it. I also can hear different frequencies of drive whine in one ear than in th...
by al bundy
Tue Jan 20, 2004 4:46 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: silencing a 2.5" drive under debian linux
Replies: 41
Views: 11775

Re: silencing a 2.5" drive under debian linux

...i didn't know those brackets were removable!... how did you mount your drive in there?... Thankfully the side brackets do come off rather easily, as they are attached with some small screws. I always remove them now, since mounting the SilentDrive with the brackets (in a 5.25" bay) causes some o...
by al bundy
Tue Jan 20, 2004 12:26 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: silencing a 2.5" drive under debian linux
Replies: 41
Views: 11775

Re: silencing a 2.5" drive under debian linux

my new fanless system is an EPIA-M in a morex 2699 case with a 2.5" laptop drive... being fanless, it's dead-silent -- except when the disk drive is on... the drive has an annoying high pitch whine that would have been drowned by a fan, but is audible in a silent box... the 2.5" drive is currently ...
by al bundy
Sun Jan 18, 2004 10:07 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: sonata - front firewire
Replies: 9
Views: 2407

I was referring to a card with actual firewire pin-headers, and wow - you found one! Ephemeral, in that second PCI-card link you gave, is the info "Pin header of Single port for cabling to front panel (Cable not included)"... :D And Trip, your frontx link includes this great cable item which would w...
by al bundy
Sun Jan 18, 2004 8:30 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Left door mods
Replies: 6
Views: 1762

Re: Here are the pictures of the Sonata door mod

zak wrote:...I took out the headlights and put an infrared receiver diode in place of the right led. Not wired to the serial port yet...
That is a very interesting (and very good) idea...

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by al bundy
Sun Jan 18, 2004 8:23 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: sonata - front firewire
Replies: 9
Views: 2407

do i just need to get a different pci card with an internal connector? Yes, that would do the trick. Now all you have to do is find one. Ralf, have you (or anyone else here) ever found such a PCI card? I've looked hard for one, and the best I've ever come up with is to use the firewire header pins ...
by al bundy
Sat Jan 17, 2004 4:08 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 2 Fanless PSU's
Replies: 7
Views: 1928

bigred wrote:...I'd say it would still cover it.
I think so too, but I'm hoping you'll get the 420W version instead... so you can be the first one to tell us all what it's like!

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by al bundy
Fri Jan 16, 2004 8:22 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Success with fanless Radeon 9100/8500?
Replies: 9
Views: 3905

I ran a 128MB 8500 retail with a Zalman ZM-17CU and no fan for a while, it ran solid and no artifacts in fps games. I now have it in a family member's system with a fan, but the fan was just for extra "insurance" since I want that system to be extra, extra safe and stable. :) Hey starsky, take good ...
by al bundy
Fri Jan 16, 2004 8:13 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: quietening Upgrade Dilemma
Replies: 15
Views: 3398

Qtechnology does have quite good reputation for doing stable power supplies. output +3.3v +5v +12v -12v -5v +5sb max(a) 20a 26a 31a 0.8a 0.5a 2a That is very good values for a power supply. If those are correct you shouldn't have any problems at all with the PSU. I agree. I think you should be just...
by al bundy
Fri Jan 16, 2004 8:12 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: My homebrew fanless PSU
Replies: 8
Views: 9077

Excellent work there Max. :)

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by al bundy
Thu Jan 15, 2004 2:20 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Nexus 3000 or 3500?
Replies: 11
Views: 2779

...Now I've just gotta find a store in NZ that stocks the Nexus, or... Does anyone know a store that sells the Nexus 3500 and ships worldwide? Thanks! For a good online store that ships the Nexus 3500 worldwide, you could always use SiliconAcoustics.com ... From SiliconAcoustics.com website : Inter...
by al bundy
Mon Jan 12, 2004 12:53 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Acoustiproducts Acoustifans: Review, Images & a Mod
Replies: 63
Views: 32055

Thanks edwardng for posting this very useful information, and for your pending updates as well. After reading this, I now plan to try these new Acoustifans out too! :) P.S. - Another warning about using the SilentDrive and your 7200.7 Seagate drive: As you no doubt know, many 7200rpm drives get too ...
by al bundy
Sun Jan 11, 2004 8:57 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Sonata mods
Replies: 118
Views: 141296

Very nice work Tom Brown!

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by al bundy
Fri Jan 09, 2004 1:02 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New fanless Antec 350W PSU
Replies: 35
Views: 12618

AntecRep wrote:Right now I don't have a firm ETA on when we'll be releasing the Phantom...
Thanks for the reply! I'll watch for its release. This looks like a really interesting product to me.

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by al bundy
Fri Jan 09, 2004 12:36 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New fanless Antec 350W PSU
Replies: 35
Views: 12618

If antec-rep is around here I would really like to know when this fanless PSU will become available...

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by al bundy
Wed Jan 07, 2004 8:32 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SilentDrive™ + WD 7200 Drive = Safe???
Replies: 7
Views: 1851

that helps Viperoni, I might risk it. hmmm, anybody sure that its totally unsafe? ~EO Viperoni's advice about SilentDrive + WD is encouraging. Personally, for obvious temperature-related reasons, I generally only really feel totally safe using the SilentDrive with 5400rpm drives. Molex also recomme...
by al bundy
Wed Jan 07, 2004 8:10 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Packing foam under HD
Replies: 11
Views: 2850

I drilled some holes in the bottom of my case and looped some elastic string through to hold my drive down on a piece of foam. The bottom is facing up and there is no active cooling and no HS and it never goes above 29degC! This 0802N is kickass. My fujitsu used to reach 39-45 when sandwiched betwe...
by al bundy
Wed Jan 07, 2004 3:40 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Ginseng complex
Replies: 2
Views: 3666

Very interesting!

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by al bundy
Wed Jan 07, 2004 3:38 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Packing foam under HD
Replies: 11
Views: 2850

Re: Packing foam under HD

Stuffed a bunch of those little chunks of packing foam under the hdd inside the cd/dvd drive bay cage. It's much easier than using the elastic ropes since all one has to do is grab and throw(Well maybe not that easy). Prior to this.. dtemp read 30-34C and now its 36-39C. I consider this a success a...
by al bundy
Tue Jan 06, 2004 12:29 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Whiny seagate cuda IV RAID array
Replies: 1
Views: 978

If you have extra 5.25" drive bays, then using IDE drive cages like this one can be helpful to reduce the whine in such situations. They almost completely enclose the drives and can be found with a front door as well (provides additional sound insulation), like in the linked one above. You can also ...
by al bundy
Mon Jan 05, 2004 8:22 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Hush Technologies has full ATX size PC now
Replies: 15
Views: 9590

The black one in particular has an interesting and unique look to it...

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