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by BillTodd
Fri Oct 27, 2006 3:22 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Bill's Recycled, Fanless, Silent Woodbox P3
Replies: 25
Views: 26045

Neat stuff. Never been a big fan of wooden cases, but that's not to say your doesn't look well-done, it's just not my bag. Amazing how much the metal box cut down on noise, I had an old slot 1 P2-350 that would've been perfect for basic tasks (internet/word), CPU was passive and the two 80mm fans w...
by BillTodd
Fri Oct 27, 2006 3:15 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Bill's Recycled, Fanless, Silent Woodbox P3
Replies: 25
Views: 26045

Is that a Coppermine or Tualatin PIII? I would so crush the processor die on a Coppermine if I tried to set up a heatsink like that :shock: Coppermine/Tualatin - I don't honestly know, it does (if I recall correctly) have an unprotected die - no heat spreader. The copper block is clipped to the pro...
by BillTodd
Fri Oct 27, 2006 3:04 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Bill's Recycled, Fanless, Silent Woodbox P3
Replies: 25
Views: 26045

I really like the copper spacer on the CPU, it's like an IHS on steroids! :lol: Also amazing 10C drop with the gel packs; maybe to give the case that "finished" look, a coat of light varnish or woodstain? The wood has a wax finish (a sort of furniture polish) which gives it a smooth soft feel - It ...
by BillTodd
Fri Oct 27, 2006 2:59 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Bill's Recycled, Fanless, Silent Woodbox P3
Replies: 25
Views: 26045

Nice thing it is. I like the absurd heatsink! :lol: I don't like the looks though. I'm not a fan of perforated metal. Although it's by far the best looking wooden case I've seen, it quite doesn't match the closed (read: dustfree) look of the P180. Still good engineering here, congratulations!! (I'm...
by BillTodd
Fri Oct 27, 2006 2:54 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Bill's Recycled, Fanless, Silent Woodbox P3
Replies: 25
Views: 26045

Thanks very much, for all the kind things you've said about my project :)
by BillTodd
Sat Oct 21, 2006 4:56 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My version of an Antec Fusion
Replies: 4
Views: 7598

by BillTodd
Sat Sep 23, 2006 8:39 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: 0dBA Project rev.2
Replies: 50
Views: 61591

Very nice (both projects) 8)

One thing your title shoud read "0dBA" project (meaning at the threashold of audibility - 0dB is a realative measure meaning the machine is as noisey as it was before you began :lol:
by BillTodd
Sat Sep 16, 2006 4:09 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Thermal pad for hard drive?
Replies: 9
Views: 4182

Ahem, the idea of using coolpacks was pioneered by another forum member named cruelsister, Oh, I think I can antedate that by a few days :lol: :P This picture was taken 10 July 2004, a couple of months after the gelpack was first used (I'd taken the box apart to fit new suspension foam and a second...
by BillTodd
Thu Sep 14, 2006 6:14 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Thermal pad for hard drive?
Replies: 9
Views: 4182

Coolpacks wouldn't conform to the bottom of the hard drive as well as a thick thermal pad though. Condensation problems have been reported. There must be a better way. I wonder what is the composition of thermal pads? if i remember correctly, the original author of the idea (bluefront) abandonded t...
by BillTodd
Sun Aug 13, 2006 4:41 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Homebrew drive enclosure
Replies: 111
Views: 88225

What made you think of using gel packs? It was a couple of years ago, so I can't remember exactly. I know I had run the Hdd in the enclosure and been impressed by how quiet it was, but worried about its temperature. I looked initially at thermal pads - 3M do some 2mm thick ones for cooling electron...
by BillTodd
Sat Aug 12, 2006 6:39 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Homebrew drive enclosure
Replies: 111
Views: 88225

Re: Homebrew drive enclosure

Although suspension is good, I still found that even a NIDEC Samsung is still the loudest component in my system. I've come to the conclusion that the only way to get rid of its insidious noise is by using an enclosure. I decided to make my own using easily obtainable parts and tools, and not a lot...