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by speedkar9
Mon Sep 13, 2010 3:39 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec 302-S Project
Replies: 16
Views: 16888

I've grown very fond of your modding, wish I had more time myself. Same here, now that schools back on, time is very limited. So just how quiet is it? I can't say just yet, I've still to install my fan controller (running loud atm on Gigabyte's smart fan control), whenever I get the time that is......
by speedkar9
Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:40 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec 302-S Project
Replies: 16
Views: 16888

Re: Questions about the case modifications

The MDF is attached using long screws that screw into the holes that originally held the grill to the bezel. It is offset along the screw's length, I didn't screw it all the way down. The U channel lining is door edge trim (I got at Canadian Tire), used on the edge of car doors. I used it to line th...
by speedkar9
Sat Sep 11, 2010 5:29 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec 302-S Project
Replies: 16
Views: 16888

Antec 302-S Project

My recent summer project I tried to see how much I could silence a good case like the Antec 300 by doing a few small mods to it. Mods Weight dampened panels Front noise muffle Painted interior and front panel flat black Flipped PSU w/ bottom intake & lifted case feet Undervolt and softmount 140mm fa...
by speedkar9
Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:54 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Compucase 7106 ATX
Replies: 3
Views: 898

Re: Compucase 7106 ATX

For the same price, get an Antec 300, paint it white and turn it on its side IMO.
by speedkar9
Wed Sep 08, 2010 7:15 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Micro ATX case recommendations
Replies: 53
Views: 13109

~El~Jefe~ wrote:what is with people???? no one makes a good case???
Welcome to the world of case modding. :D
by speedkar9
Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:34 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: $150US Budget - Which CPU/Mobo/IGP-GPU?
Replies: 18
Views: 2551

AMD FTW :D . AMD X2 245 + Asus 785G board & 2GB RAM will give you the best performance increase for ~$153. You can always add in a 5670 if the games are too slow on the 785G or when the cash rolls in later. Remember you can't reuse a non-ATX Dell PSU and case with a new motherboard. The old 100GB ID...
by speedkar9
Sat Sep 04, 2010 12:21 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Can anyone recommend a budget (cheap) silent case?
Replies: 12
Views: 3083

Well... I guess Antec 300 wins then. Everybody's suggesting it. :P The power button on it seems to blend in as well, so maybe that will deter the little fingers. Better yet, route the power button to the back of the computer (or out to some remote location on your desk), and stealth the DVD drive. ...
by speedkar9
Fri Sep 03, 2010 6:47 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Woodbox Mk II: Steelbox
Replies: 5
Views: 2375

themaster1 wrote:Lol strange and you keep it "as is", not affraid of dust or water ?
+2

What are temps like?
by speedkar9
Fri Sep 03, 2010 6:41 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Can anyone recommend a budget (cheap) silent case?
Replies: 12
Views: 3083

Re: Can anyone recommend a budget (cheap) silent case?

My current case is something I fished out of a corporate dumpster 7 years ago. It was for free, and it has served me well over the years, but I'm starting to feel that it's not up to the task anymore. I recently upgraded the innards of the computer, and the modern components are getting bigger and ...
by speedkar9
Fri Sep 03, 2010 6:24 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Case for Dell Studio XPS 8100
Replies: 3
Views: 2283

I second Trav1s 's suggestions on quieting down your Dell. However looking at XPS8100 pictures online, that Dell case seems a bit cramped to effectively cool and quiet your computer's components. Your final attempt at silencing this PC would be ultimately replacing the case (unless you think the Del...
by speedkar9
Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:35 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Micro ATX Vote - Not Many Real Options
Replies: 10
Views: 3360

Are you up for any case modding? My pick is the CM 341, with a (modded) floor HD mount. Also add weight to the side panels (dampening stuff, or peel and stick tiles etc), block up the side holes, and remove fan grills. Remove the original floor mount for the HD by drilling through the rivets, remove...
by speedkar9
Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:03 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Micro ATX case recommendations
Replies: 53
Views: 13109

Anyone have ideas about how to securely attach a 3.5" HD in a case without rubber grommets? You mean hard drive suspension? Or hard mounted? With only one HD, I think you could easily rig up some quiet mounting in the CM341. That's a pretty good way of doing it, most of the others I've seen are jus...
by speedkar9
Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:47 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Frozencpu sound dampening
Replies: 1
Views: 791

Re: Frozencpu sound dampening

Too me, most PC dampening kits are a waste of money, home brew solutions are cheaper and perhaps more effective. I just stuck 2 thick peel-and-stick tiles ($1.33 each) on my Antec 300's thin panels and the result is amazing! The panel weighs 2-3 times heaver, and a knock on the side panel sounds lik...
by speedkar9
Sun Aug 29, 2010 6:41 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: josephclemente's Lian Li PC-A05NB + Blow hole-cooled HD5850
Replies: 41
Views: 26695

Nice build, and nice cuts for a nibbler! I'd bet you could probably run the accelero passive given that hot air rises straight up. I wouldn't like the idea of having open holes at the top of the case for *stuff* to fall through onto the graphics card though. Maybe if you added a spoiler, baffle or s...
by speedkar9
Wed Aug 25, 2010 6:45 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec 300 Front Muffle
Replies: 13
Views: 4100

Nice job speedkar9. I have never seen renderings for the 300 before. Thanks Bill. To preserve the clean flush look of the 300's front, I am looking to make an internal front muffle for this case. Here is my first attempt using wood, http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/1001/img0779v.jpg However there i...
by speedkar9
Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:50 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Micro ATX case recommendations
Replies: 53
Views: 13109

Re: Micro ATX case recommendations

~El~Jefe~ wrote: I figure I never really ever used the additional slots for a main gaming + audio editing computer. One sound card, one 5770 ATI card.
This means the sound card will be jammed right up against the (dual slot) graphics card. Yikes!
by speedkar9
Thu Aug 19, 2010 5:50 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Budget of £600 for self-build
Replies: 19
Views: 4159

Antec Sonata III Silent Super Midi Tower Case (500W PSU) - Black £64.99 Stay away... its not a "silent case" as Antec markets it. Airflow is serverly limited by its perpendicular hard drive bays, and its small size affects acceptable graphic card lengths (for future upgrades). I second the SOLO in...
by speedkar9
Thu Aug 19, 2010 5:37 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My quiet Air cooled Lian-Li PC-A05N (with pics)
Replies: 10
Views: 6343

Decent build, though how does the PSU get air with all those cables/ drives on top of it?

Asus 8600GT passive -had one of those- quite a hot card!
by speedkar9
Thu Aug 19, 2010 5:33 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: wooshing noise with side panel closed
Replies: 7
Views: 2976

80mm fan in the suspension bands, awesomely creative Actually its a 92mm. You could try stuffing a 120mm against the drive cage and zip tying it on somehow. An Accelero S1 is perhaps the best passive cooler out there, your better off purchasing the cooler & card separately (unless theres a combo fr...
by speedkar9
Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:30 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: LIAN LI PC-B25SB - My experiences
Replies: 7
Views: 5392

@ OP, shouldn't this be in the General Gallery forum?

@ FJC & frost, I think you should remove the internal exhaust fan grills for less air restriction.
by speedkar9
Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:23 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: wooshing noise with side panel closed
Replies: 7
Views: 2976

Flanker wrote:time to deal with the graphics card HSF :oops:
Try ripping off the Turbo module and run a slow 92/120mm fan in front of it (in the drive bays?), like I did here.
by speedkar9
Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:02 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Antec 300 + 140 MM Fan recommendation
Replies: 2
Views: 902

Re: Antec 300 + 140 MM Fan recommendation

Working on a 300 build atm... I plan on undervolting the tri-cool first to see if it will be quiet enough for me. If not, Ill fab my own 140-120mm bracket and stick a 120mm fan up there. Using a duct/ chimney on the top will help reduce the user-perceived noise from the top of the case. Whatever fan...
by speedkar9
Wed Aug 18, 2010 5:56 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrading to quiet PC
Replies: 14
Views: 1709

You also have to watch at what wattage the PSU's fan ramps up. A higher wattage rated PSU will tend to ramp up its fan at a higher wattage threshold - so choosing the correct PSU based on your system draw means the fan will stay at its minimum speed (and thus noise) all the time.
by speedkar9
Tue Aug 17, 2010 3:32 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: how big?
Replies: 10
Views: 1708

So grab one before they go fast!
by speedkar9
Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:28 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: how big?
Replies: 10
Views: 1708

Amazon has it with free shipping.
by speedkar9
Mon Aug 16, 2010 3:04 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: how big?
Replies: 10
Views: 1708

Antec P180 mini or P183.
Top mounted PSU in the Solo will absorb all the heat from the Mugen2 and ramp up.
by speedkar9
Mon Aug 16, 2010 2:58 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Recommend a case...
Replies: 19
Views: 3698

Re: Recommend a case...

... that has a large rear-mounted fan BELOW the video card. Heat rises, so it shouldn't be above the video card? A fan blowing perpendicular thru the back of the card (in the HD bays or something) should suffice, as with my 4850 w/S1. Oh yeah, I am open to some case modding. Get a top PSU mid/full ...
by speedkar9
Sat Aug 14, 2010 7:35 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Wondering about Noise absorbtion kits' smell...
Replies: 7
Views: 1761

Re: Wondering about Noise absorbtion kits' smell...

For me it smells like petroleum but I might be wrong... Is that thing made with " petroleum tar "? (that on wikipedia says is considered toxic and carcinogenic) What do you think? I once used automotive underbody spray coating to dampen thin panels I had on a case. After drying for more than a week...
by speedkar9
Sat Aug 14, 2010 7:25 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: parts for a quiet HTPC
Replies: 14
Views: 2470

For the moment I'm Googling for silent Bluray drives, but can't find much about the noise they make. Most likely I'll buy 1 of these 4: Lite-On IHOS104, Asus BR-04B2T, LG CH08LS10, Samsung SH-B083L (prices between €55 - €75). Any user experiences are very much appreciated. I've always had good ...
by speedkar9
Fri Aug 13, 2010 5:44 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Quiet case on a budget?
Replies: 20
Views: 5674

falkenad wrote:Good Speedkar, because I already ordered an Antec CP-850 power supply :)
Now thats quite a long term investment, your stuck with the case and power supply (unless you go 1200).

Quite a turn around from the "Quiet case on a budget" title of this thread, lol.