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by Fat_bloater_dave
Sun May 14, 2006 10:55 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: $40-need to silence my Cent 5 even more.
Replies: 7
Views: 1956

Firstly have you suspended your HDs in any way because if not then that will be producing allot more vibration than 50 fans. I would say you don’t need the AcoustiFeet Vib-Absorbing Soft Case Feet if because you can cut out vibration within the case then it won’t be transferring to the case itse...
by Fat_bloater_dave
Sun May 14, 2006 2:25 am
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: Quiet dual Opteron workstation
Replies: 11
Views: 12467

Where are you based? When you talk about Quiet PCs do people understand that it is Quiet PCs, not just slightly less noisy PCs? I am Based in the UK oxford to be exact. and yes i do understand that. i think it would be quite a good thing to do for an office to take down the ambiant noise of the com...
by Fat_bloater_dave
Sat May 13, 2006 7:50 am
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: Quiet dual Opteron workstation
Replies: 11
Views: 12467

That’s really cool nice work, ive been thinking about trying this out as a business too how do you go about advertising? And have you had much interest since you started?
by Fat_bloater_dave
Sat May 13, 2006 7:38 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Barton 2600+ Cooling
Replies: 15
Views: 3683

Aparantly the Thermalright SI-97 is one of the best Socket A coolers, Here is a picture of it on a motherboard like yours Thermaltake SI-97
by Fat_bloater_dave
Fri May 12, 2006 2:10 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD A64 TDP Poll
Replies: 71
Views: 70238

AMD64 TCaseMax - v1.19 ---------------------- CPU Information (CPU #1): Standard CPUID: Family: F, Model: F, Stepping: 2 Extended CPUID: Family: F, Model: 2F, Stepping: 2 CPUID String: 20FF2 Processor APIC: 0 Processor: AMD Athlon 64 3200+ (Venice) CPU Speed: 2421.82 (242.18 x 10.0) Revision: DH8-E6...
by Fat_bloater_dave
Fri May 12, 2006 1:59 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Dorm-compatible Socket A
Replies: 26
Views: 6617

Aparantly the Thermalright SI-97 is one of the best Socket A coolers, Here is a picture of it on a motherboard like yours Thermaltake SI-97
And if you pair that with a nice quite Fan like a panflow or a nexus then youd be rocking.
by Fat_bloater_dave
Wed May 10, 2006 4:07 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD Elastic Suspension... Show your pics!
Replies: 446
Views: 948974

Here is my first HD suspension 3.5" HD in the 5.25" Bay under my CD drive Simply in some elastic and a 2.5" HD in the floppy drive bay with some foam to keep it from the sides. http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d155/Fat_bloater_dave/HD%20Sus/HDsuspension.jpg If your wondering why I have bothered wit...
by Fat_bloater_dave
Tue May 09, 2006 1:31 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: PCI-X? Confused
Replies: 10
Views: 2506

I see, well i guess ill just ask is it worth it, there is a 100BaseT PCI card with the comptuer and as a 1000BaseT PCI card is about £10 will i see that much of a diffrence with 1000BaseT over 100BaseT? You can get a real-world improvement in network bandwidth by a factor of 3 to 6. 100Mb NIC = re...
by Fat_bloater_dave
Mon May 08, 2006 3:00 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: wall mounted pc
Replies: 34
Views: 20778

Thats briliant, lots of lovely ideas there. Its nice to see a home made case, the gallery seems to be filling up with Antec P180s and it gets a bit boreing ;).

Nice work.
by Fat_bloater_dave
Mon May 08, 2006 11:51 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: PCI-X? Confused
Replies: 10
Views: 2506

The bandwidth of 1000BaseT is not THAT much greater than PCI bus bandwidth, but more importantly the bandwidth of either is significantly greater than what's probably hooked up to either end of the data transfer. In other words, the bottleneck is more likely the data rate of the hard drive rather t...
by Fat_bloater_dave
Mon May 08, 2006 11:20 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: PCI-X? Confused
Replies: 10
Views: 2506

PCI-X is usually reserved for server mobos for using SCSI controllers and NICs with high throughput. You won't find them on standard consumer level mobos. Nor will you find many useful items for use on such a computer. I don't know if 1000BaseT cards exist for PCI, but since that would be over the ...
by Fat_bloater_dave
Mon May 08, 2006 7:28 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: PCI-X? Confused
Replies: 10
Views: 2506

PCI-X? Confused

What is this about PCI-X im looking for a Gigabit Ethernet card for an oldish computer (Athlon 1.5 GHz) and I see that it says PCI-X next to them, from what I gather PCI-X is just PCI that can run 1gbs how new is this? I can’t seem to find information on weather my motherboard has PCI-X or is it j...
by Fat_bloater_dave
Thu May 04, 2006 10:08 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Twin Lian Li's,all SCSI. Priority-quiet,looks & wire mgm
Replies: 36
Views: 23324

Hah that was cool, a nice read at 6:30 in the morning. Good work on the silenceing you realy went the extra mile.
by Fat_bloater_dave
Thu May 04, 2006 8:53 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive Geforce 7900GT (Aerocool VM-102, Scythe Ninja, P180)
Replies: 31
Views: 18925

Tephras wrote:
Fat_bloater_dave wrote:Hey how far above the Graphics card does the VM-102 go?
34mm
Thanx
by Fat_bloater_dave
Tue May 02, 2006 9:10 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive Geforce 7900GT (Aerocool VM-102, Scythe Ninja, P180)
Replies: 31
Views: 18925

Hey how far above the Graphics card does the VM-102 go?
by Fat_bloater_dave
Tue May 02, 2006 9:04 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Using a Power supply Fanless
Replies: 4
Views: 1547

I ran my main PC for a while with the fan removed from the psu. In short I set up my case ventilation with 'positive pressure' - a nice slow 120mm fan on the lower front as an intake, and the psu as the main exit (i.e. most others taped up). I was using a cheapo psu (OEM Allied/Deer) that cost abou...
by Fat_bloater_dave
Mon May 01, 2006 8:23 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Using a Power supply Fanless
Replies: 4
Views: 1547

Using a Power supply Fanless

Hey Im gonna be setting up a file server from a friends old PC and i was just wondering how likely i would be able to get away with running a power supply fanless and if you had any ideas on a good PSU for this (im talking cheep here the computer is only costing me £40) The system specs are Motherb...
by Fat_bloater_dave
Mon May 01, 2006 8:05 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Drive suspension by cable-tie chains and elastic
Replies: 7
Views: 2804

Nothing to do with the suspention but man those pictures are realy nice quality what camra do you use?
by Fat_bloater_dave
Sun Apr 30, 2006 11:24 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My cheapo quiet file server
Replies: 13
Views: 8546

Thats briliant, ive been thinking of a file server for a while but finding a cheep comptuer cheep enough hasnt been easy.
by Fat_bloater_dave
Sat Apr 01, 2006 1:32 am
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: SPCR is 2, 3, 4, 5... now 6 yrs old!
Replies: 55
Views: 96590

And May it still be here in 40 years time. Thankyou to those who have created this site and thank you to those what have made this site what it is, every one here.
by Fat_bloater_dave
Thu Feb 16, 2006 2:14 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Homebrew VGA duct Project halted Due to the slip of a knife
Replies: 12
Views: 3203

Poodle wrote:But the bottom line is that the setup works, eh..? I'v been drawing on a similar setup but I havn't tried it out yet.
Well yes from what i havee seen and felt of it, it would work. But it has no real testing.
by Fat_bloater_dave
Sat Feb 04, 2006 10:24 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Noise of HDTV
Replies: 12
Views: 3947

Ive got a Acer AL2671W HDTV 26". And that’s completely silent from any real distance. just to add my 2 cents.
by Fat_bloater_dave
Tue Jan 31, 2006 9:22 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: How do new AMD 64s compare to P4 Northwood for heat?
Replies: 33
Views: 9694

Tibors wrote:
RachelG wrote:That's when SPCR was born!
No, that's when they migrated the forum. SPCR is slightly older.
well yeh i guessed something like that, i though mikec would have been here from the start. it being his child and all.
by Fat_bloater_dave
Tue Jan 31, 2006 8:33 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: How do new AMD 64s compare to P4 Northwood for heat?
Replies: 33
Views: 9694

Heh compleatly off topic but i see that you two joined on the same day Steerpike and MikeC...
by Fat_bloater_dave
Mon Jan 30, 2006 1:13 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: ThermalTake Xavier "inaudible" System (Updated)
Replies: 17
Views: 7846

What more do i need? Well.................I've not seen a carpet like that since, whoah let me think........1982! :o 1982 ill have you know its only been there since 1988 thank you verry much. It has a big hole in the middle now... crappy broken flor boards. ...I know what you are thinking but put ...
by Fat_bloater_dave
Thu Jan 26, 2006 9:04 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Homebrew VGA duct Project halted Due to the slip of a knife
Replies: 12
Views: 3203

justblair wrote:Bummer Dude!!!!

Have you tried repairing it or has the heatsink taken the silicon with it?
yeh it took the silicon with it. the comptuer boots but it sits on the boot screen. and the image is all jumbled and shit.
by Fat_bloater_dave
Thu Jan 26, 2006 4:22 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Homebrew VGA duct Project halted Due to the slip of a knife
Replies: 12
Views: 3203

OH <censored for language>, well i tryed to remove the arctic silencer but it was tightly stuck so i though i know i shall give it a gentle nudge with a sharp knife, one slip and £180 down the drain i inadvertantly hacked one of the ramsinks off.

Time to replace my 6800GT with a 6600GT.
by Fat_bloater_dave
Thu Jan 26, 2006 3:16 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Homebrew VGA duct Project halted Due to the slip of a knife
Replies: 12
Views: 3203

wait is the fan sucking air thru the Artic silencer or is it blowing thru? In the pic, it is sucking or is just that way for reference I would imagine that sucking thru a small opening would be more efficient than blowing which Isaac Kuo explained thru the use of big words :) And is it outside of t...
by Fat_bloater_dave
Wed Jan 25, 2006 9:10 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Homebrew VGA duct Project halted Due to the slip of a knife
Replies: 12
Views: 3203

Just power on the fan and see what you get. Feel how much airflow you get, and note the level of noise. That'll give you the answers you need. I think you'd probably want to go with a HIGH airflow voltage setting, but that this will actually result in low airflow due to the airflow bottleneck. I'm ...
by Fat_bloater_dave
Wed Jan 25, 2006 8:29 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Homebrew VGA duct Project halted Due to the slip of a knife
Replies: 12
Views: 3203

Your fan is way too big for that duct, but it might work out anyway. Roughly speaking, airflow is limited by the bottleneck of the smallest cross sectional area. The fan provides a particular pressure difference, and the airflow is roughly determined by the product of this pressure times the smalle...