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by limee
Sun Apr 25, 2004 10:01 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: who's getting the zalman case?
Replies: 56
Views: 15752

shathal: Point taken :D One thing about this case, though, is that regardless, there will be some heat being generated, and so when it rises/leaves the case, cooler air from the outside will be drawn in. So, I'm guessing that it still doesn't prevent dust build up overtime will it? It would be minim...
by limee
Fri Apr 23, 2004 6:42 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: who's getting the zalman case?
Replies: 56
Views: 15752

eh, I think it's pretty cool, even with the high cost. I mean, how many times do you upgrade your case compared to your system? I still have an old mid tower case from 10 years back that's still in use, just pretend you upgraded your whole system and wait 2 years ;) I still don't see why there are s...
by limee
Wed Mar 31, 2004 4:40 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SATA cable suck
Replies: 30
Views: 9482

Off topic but any idea when SA SCSI is coming out?
by limee
Sat Mar 27, 2004 1:25 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Successes with Elastomer Grommets? (especially McMaster)
Replies: 15
Views: 18762

How do you remove the fans from the isolaters, do they come off wth some elbow grease or do u have to cut the ear isolater?

Oh and how good are those hard drive isolaters compared to the ones supplied in the Antec 3700 AMB? They do fit, right?
by limee
Fri Feb 27, 2004 8:39 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Active or Passive PFC?
Replies: 24
Views: 8509

Active or Passive PFC?

So is the general thought that for home use, a passive PFC power supply will save more $? (miniscule as it is)

In theory which would actually save more electricity? Not including power line feedback and such...
by limee
Tue Jan 27, 2004 6:49 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Power supply for A64?
Replies: 5
Views: 1497

Equilateral: I'll shoot at around 20A, should be safe from what I hear. Too bad AMD couldn't give a straight answer...

Halcyon: 89W? Not as bad as I thought :D

Thanks for the help guys, was paranoid I'd have to get a PSU in excess of 400 watts!
by limee
Sun Jan 25, 2004 11:30 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Power supply for A64?
Replies: 5
Views: 1497

Power supply for A64?

Hi, how high power and +12v amp rails should I be looking at for use with an A64 3k+ and two 80 gig hard drives in raid 0?
by limee
Sun Jan 18, 2004 8:57 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Would frontal fan help me...?
Replies: 4
Views: 1137

I would need an equal or greater frontal intake fan than the rear if I were to avoid opening up more holes though, right?
by limee
Sat Jan 17, 2004 10:06 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Would frontal fan help me...?
Replies: 4
Views: 1137

Would frontal fan help me...?

I have abit of dust collecting near my optical drives (case is 3700amb), and I'm guessing it's because the frontal filter at front is reducing air intake (I blocked the hole at bottom). Would putting a fan behind the filter at the front help suck in enough air to reduce the amount of air being pulle...
by limee
Fri Dec 19, 2003 4:36 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Dealing with dust in PSU's?
Replies: 4
Views: 1207

Dealing with dust in PSU's?

I'm wondering if any of you have had a large build up of dust in your PSU? Every month or two I usually have to do some fan cleaning as a thin layer of dust/grime/etc build up, and temps slightly increase. Wondering what it's doing with the PSU...
by limee
Thu Dec 18, 2003 6:16 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Logitech UltraX - Nice silent keyboard
Replies: 164
Views: 101077

Does it register more than 3-4 buttons at once?
by limee
Sat Dec 13, 2003 8:52 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 17A for 12v rails enough?
Replies: 2
Views: 930

Great to hear, thanks for the help :D
by limee
Sat Dec 13, 2003 8:47 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quick/Easy 7V mod for fans w/3pin tails - Now with pics :)
Replies: 15
Views: 8489

When you were doing this mod, did the metal connector that holds the pin ever get loose (due to "picking" at it to get the red cable out)? If so, what did you use to tighten it?
by limee
Sat Dec 13, 2003 11:26 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 17A for 12v rails enough?
Replies: 2
Views: 930

17A for 12v rails enough?

System is P4 2.6c, 4 Hard Drives (3 SCSI, 1 SATA), Radeon 7k, and LG DVD burner.
by limee
Tue Nov 04, 2003 5:07 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Low Voltage CPU
Replies: 5
Views: 1424

The AK79D-400 Max has alot of features and one of the few to have integrated SATA. The only thing that worries me was HardOCP's review which stated stability problems, even before overclocking. Any thoughts on this? :? http://www.hardocp.com/article.html?art=NTI1 Also, is there any way to calculate ...
by limee
Fri Oct 31, 2003 1:41 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Low Voltage CPU
Replies: 5
Views: 1424

Low Voltage CPU

Hello, I've been looking for another CPU/Mobo combo that wouldn't use too much electricity. I'm considering perhaps an AMD Barton 2700+ as they are quite cheap right now and are unlocked. The mobo on my mind is the Albatron KX18D PROII, but I'm not exactly sure of it's undervolting/clocking options....
by limee
Wed Oct 29, 2003 9:05 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: How are Dell's so quiet??
Replies: 53
Views: 51522

My current server computer is using an early XP cpu (hmm maybe 1500+?) and had one of those dinky free heatsink/fans on. Case fan is 120mm Panaflo "low" and temps usually range in the low/mid 50's. Even at load it's never gone higher than 65 degrees c, and there's no thermal paste. Running for almos...
by limee
Mon Oct 27, 2003 8:07 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Looking for quiet CPU
Replies: 34
Views: 10580

I'm also looking for a decent speed cpu that uses up little electricity when idling or hosting web files (24/7). Would an intel 2.4c with underclocked fsb work or would it still border high watt usage? Would using a laptop + ext hd be better? :?
by limee
Thu Oct 23, 2003 3:46 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Panaflo: overrated?
Replies: 42
Views: 11241

Example. There is no question (to my ear, and finger) that the current 120mm Enermax I have in my HTPC is both moving more air AND is more quiet than either 92mm Panaflo M/L I own, at ANY voltage. And based on my previous experience with the 120mm Panaflo L at 5v-- it's quiet, but then again it's m...
by limee
Thu Oct 23, 2003 2:59 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Power Supply Choice My UK Headf**k!
Replies: 18
Views: 3858

Those 120mm fans blow into the PSU or out?
by limee
Wed Oct 22, 2003 10:25 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: 2x120mm fans necessary?
Replies: 19
Views: 8417

Metaluna, was your Yamaha CRW-F1 retail or oem? Have you ever thought of custom modding your drives with a thin gasket?

Frosty: Yes, IMO a Panaflo 120mm "low" at 5v is pretty quiet, I doubt you will notice it when your using your computer.
by limee
Thu Sep 18, 2003 3:46 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Cuda IV or Samsung P80?
Replies: 3
Views: 1506

Thanks for the advice :D
by limee
Wed Sep 17, 2003 5:54 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Cuda IV or Samsung P80?
Replies: 3
Views: 1506

Cuda IV or Samsung P80?

Just need something real quiet, size isn't that big of an issue.
by limee
Tue Sep 09, 2003 1:41 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New PSU for dual Xeon server
Replies: 7
Views: 1889

You'd want to go with the Seasonic's, unless you can keep the case temp relatively low...not sure what the minimum temp would be to keep it inaudible either. The Super Tornado would be preferable over the Super Silencer. :D
by limee
Tue Sep 09, 2003 1:13 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Canadians: Panaflo 80mm L1A "Low" for $10
Replies: 4
Views: 1212

yah this was said before a while back, they don't come with tails tho, $2.95 for tails i think. http://www.vibecomputers.com/index.cfm?loc=iview&if=n&vID=190497 this is a BC store that sells them for $9.95 with 3-pin tail. But they aren't in stock right now. Bigfootcomputers was mentioned a while b...
by limee
Sun Sep 07, 2003 10:34 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: how do i quiet a 1600xp cheap?
Replies: 21
Views: 4231

The GC-68 is 80x80 whereas the Speeze is 74x74, thus making the GC-68 a better candidate for swapping fans.
by limee
Tue Sep 02, 2003 8:10 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Canadians: Panaflo 80mm L1A "Low" for $10
Replies: 4
Views: 1212

Canadians: Panaflo 80mm L1A "Low" for $10

http://www.bigfootcomputers.com/Merchan ... de=0100.20

or

http://www.bigfootcomputers.com

PS: No, I don't work for bigfootcomputers (though I do live pretty close) :roll:.
by limee
Tue Jun 17, 2003 4:02 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Canadians Beware, Don't Use UPS for Shipping !!
Replies: 24
Views: 8345

USPS is the cheapest (best :D ) when shipping from US to Canada. I haven't had to pay customs yet; just $12 (CDN) for shipping small packages and that's it. Sometimes takes a while though...
by limee
Mon Apr 28, 2003 7:04 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: which power supply is better/quieter? 80mm or 120mm fortron
Replies: 15
Views: 4736

Also depends somewhat of the temperature inside your system. Katanaman had a good airflow design so that might of helped the fortron decide how much air to push. :roll:
by limee
Sat Apr 19, 2003 5:30 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: My experience with SilenX 400
Replies: 40
Views: 15686

digitalix wrote:High voltage? You mean higher wattage?
err...terrible blunder...

Yes, so are the higher wattage PSU's by any chance slightly louder than the 300W version from Silenx?