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by cAPSLOCK
Fri Dec 02, 2005 12:12 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Deaf iPod Generation
Replies: 119
Views: 62928

How about banning night clubs and 50cc scooters with "tuning" exhausts :lol:


caveat: "tuning" exhausts are more often then not banned
by cAPSLOCK
Thu Dec 01, 2005 7:52 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Bending VGA heatpipes?
Replies: 28
Views: 7601

I have never tried, but wouldn't putting a blowtorch to a heatpipe make so much heat that the pressure inside would blow the end off of it?
by cAPSLOCK
Wed Nov 30, 2005 1:04 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: is there actually a viable keyboard/mouse package?
Replies: 20
Views: 8824

I have the UltraX Media Desktop for about 2 months now. The fact that it's a flat keyboard is great, now I feel like I have swollen fingers or something when I use a normal keyboard, and I'll be forever dependent on laptop-style keyboards from now on. The media buttons on the keyboard are of two sor...
by cAPSLOCK
Sun Nov 27, 2005 10:51 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate Pocket Drive.....the Quietest!
Replies: 1
Views: 1007

These are actually just 1" microdrives in an external case, you can buy them seperately in the format of a compactflash card, for capacities of >2GB they are cheaper than flash, but of course they are smaller (capacity), slower and more expensive than 1.8", 2.5" and 3.5" disks. The main reason to ge...
by cAPSLOCK
Sun Nov 27, 2005 7:37 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Please critique/advise my (newbie) AMD X2 3800+ system
Replies: 7
Views: 2096

I think that the arctic silencer 64 Ultra TC might not be powerful enough for the 3800, well it's probably be powerful enough, but not comfortable, have a look at the review SPCR review . I think it's a good cheap silent cooler, but wouldn't use it on more than a AMD64 3200. The Zalman 7000 AlCu is ...
by cAPSLOCK
Thu Nov 17, 2005 3:25 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: A8N-VM CSM in an Aspire X-Qpack
Replies: 3
Views: 2162

d'oh, looks like I'm going to have to give up gaming then :lol:
by cAPSLOCK
Thu Nov 17, 2005 2:30 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: A8N-VM CSM in an Aspire X-Qpack
Replies: 3
Views: 2162

The A8N-VM CSM looks like a tasty mobo, integrated GF6 with dual vga, all in a µatx, passively cooled board... have you tried using the integrated gfx for playing games? I was wondering if it would be adequate for playing HL2 at 1024x768 with med-low graphics...
by cAPSLOCK
Thu Nov 10, 2005 10:42 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: FSP Green PS FSP400-60GLN
Replies: 40
Views: 32847

It's hard being an ecologist and liking computers at the same time, but the concept for this PSU rocks: cheap, simple and ecologically friendly. Apart from that the fact that it doesn't weigh much can be great for LAN partyers, after the case the PSU is the heaviest component. The thinner cables mig...
by cAPSLOCK
Sun Oct 23, 2005 4:41 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: OEM vs Boxed Retail Athlons ???
Replies: 7
Views: 5108

As far as the warranty goes, it's been said in this thread: http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=24667 that if you don't use the boxed cooler it cancels the warranty on CPU anyway. I'm supposing that you're going to put on a good heatsink to cool such a processor down. For the worries of...
by cAPSLOCK
Mon Oct 10, 2005 1:56 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Orange yate loon, reporting 1500 rpm?
Replies: 3
Views: 1282

I guess the fanmate runs it slower even at the max setting.
Yup, the fanmate is 5-11V

http://www.zalman.co.kr/eng/product/vie ... 4&code=017
by cAPSLOCK
Sun Oct 02, 2005 11:29 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: new 2D non gamer quiet machine
Replies: 3
Views: 1427

How about the Antec Aria? http://www.silentpcreview.com/article146-page1.html It's quite easy to find a 754 matx mobo with integrated gfx.
Also, if you invest a bit more, you can get a Sempron 3000+ (or better) that has Cool n' Quiet, so it goes down to 800mhz anyway.
by cAPSLOCK
Sun Sep 25, 2005 11:41 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: almost silent Athlon XP system
Replies: 9
Views: 6051

How about putting the HDD in behind the intake case fan like the rest of the world, and then getting rid of that *evil* slot fan :wink:
by cAPSLOCK
Wed Sep 21, 2005 6:06 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Which pump
Replies: 9
Views: 3099

Which pump

Hi all, I have a project on my mind of making an external watercooling case (radiator, fans, tank and pump in one nice box). I will probably only use it at first for my P-III 700MHz, but I want to have plenty of headroom to run more than one computer in this loop (and if I ever get the money, an Ath...
by cAPSLOCK
Fri Sep 16, 2005 11:15 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: [Daydreaming] Dual Reserators?
Replies: 12
Views: 3734

Dual Reserators

As most of you know, in the human body the heart is in fact two pumps, the reason is that there are two circuits (lungs and body) in which there is a loss of pressure, so how about applying this to a computer, for example: Reserator1 -> gfx card -> northbridge -> Reserator2 -> CPU -> Hard-Drive -> R...