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by Mr_Smartepants
Wed Jan 19, 2005 4:26 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Temperatures
Replies: 25
Views: 5776

I just took a look at your pictures. My instincts tell me that you're using too much TIM. You should clean it off of both the CPU and HSF using >80% alcohol (not rubbing alcohol, it contains oils) using a lint-free cloth. Then apply a blob of TIM (ArcticSilver 5 or Ceramique) about the size of a gra...
by Mr_Smartepants
Mon Jan 17, 2005 8:50 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Laing DDC differences? (DangerDen, Swiftech, others?)
Replies: 17
Views: 7439

pissboy wrote:I have that pump and can confirm that it doesn't have the RPM sending wire.
Bummer :cry:
by Mr_Smartepants
Sun Jan 16, 2005 11:21 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon 9800 Pro
Replies: 27
Views: 6829

What is this card like stock for heat and noise? The stock cooler is really noisy. It's gotta go. I'd second the recommendation of the ATI silencer or the Zalman heatpipe cooler (noiseless). Heat on the other hand is a different matter. When I upgraded my GPU from a Radeon 9500 Pro to the Radeon 98...
by Mr_Smartepants
Sun Jan 16, 2005 3:54 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: This fan looks like a NEXUS 120mm (FOR $8 + shipping)
Replies: 327
Views: 145756

Thunder wrote:Anyone tried ordering from Evertek?
You'll need a resale license to order. Just check their FAQ. :(
by Mr_Smartepants
Fri Jan 14, 2005 11:26 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: This fan looks like a NEXUS 120mm (FOR $8 + shipping)
Replies: 327
Views: 145756

Edward Ng wrote:Right now I have so many 120mm fans I have no idea what to do with them all.
You could build a hovercraft? Just a thought. :D
by Mr_Smartepants
Fri Jan 14, 2005 12:33 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec Sonata (foamed) large pictures (updated)
Replies: 26
Views: 15892

I've heard from another thread that the smooth coatings on the convoluted melamine break down after a few years into dust. The melamine is OK but the coating is the problem. I can't remember where I read that but it was reported here somewhere. I think the problem was with the Sonex brand specifical...
by Mr_Smartepants
Fri Jan 14, 2005 11:17 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: This fan looks like a NEXUS 120mm (FOR $8 + shipping)
Replies: 327
Views: 145756

I just recieved my order of fans from CompGeeks today. And there's a sleeper(surprise) among these fans. It's the all-silver 80mm aluminum frame fan for $3.50 called Typhoon . This thing is quiet, quieter than the Yate Loon aluminum fan with the black fins. The model # on the label is FM802512M. Th...
by Mr_Smartepants
Thu Jan 13, 2005 1:56 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon 9800 Pro
Replies: 27
Views: 6829

I've got a passive heatpipe Zalman cooler on my 9800Pro. Dead silent. Although, it does need a bit of cooling under gaming. I have an undervolted Globe thermistor 120mm fan pointed at it.
by Mr_Smartepants
Wed Jan 12, 2005 9:49 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fortron power supply with 120mm fan
Replies: 281
Views: 158249

I'm looking at FSP350-60THN-P on the microdirect list you linked to. I'm trying to work out if its PF or not, If I had to guess, I'd guess that it is NOT Power Factor corrected. The reason being that most active power factor correction PSUs have a label over the 115/230VAC switch that says "Full Ra...
by Mr_Smartepants
Wed Jan 12, 2005 9:41 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Need help identifying this Delta fan
Replies: 2
Views: 1074

Yeah, I know. At first I thought it looked too much like a papst with it's rounded blade tips and blue signal wire. But I haven't dealt with delta fans since the old days.
It is clearly stamped in the plastic "Delta Electronics Inc." so it's not a simple sticker swap.
by Mr_Smartepants
Wed Jan 12, 2005 11:46 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Luxotop?
Replies: 5
Views: 1595

EndoSteel wrote:Mr_Smartepants
The one on the photo looks like a 92mm Evercool.

http://www.evercool.com.tw/products/fan_9225.htm
Damn, you're right! I always see the aluminum or LED Evercool fans. The blade pitch/design is identical.
Mystery solved!
by Mr_Smartepants
Wed Jan 12, 2005 11:31 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Nexus 120mm query
Replies: 5
Views: 1821

Re: Nexus 120mm query

For mounting the Nexus 120mm fan which would be more suitable, the FM35 or the FM44? To answer your question bluntly, neither. That's because the nexus fan has a solid core fan screw hole where other fans are open. You need to cut the plastic between the two edges of each fan hole (front to back) t...
by Mr_Smartepants
Wed Jan 12, 2005 2:04 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Need help identifying this Delta fan
Replies: 2
Views: 1074

Need help identifying this Delta fan

I removed this fan from a clients brand new HP pavillion machine (replaced it with a thermistor NMB fan). His 3.2G Prescott P4 was pumping so much heat into the case that this low flow fan couldn't exhaust the heat fast enough. The processor was almost in constant thermal throttling mode. http://hom...
by Mr_Smartepants
Wed Jan 12, 2005 1:49 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Replacing Antec Sonata case fan- couple of issues/questions
Replies: 6
Views: 2170

To go back to the original problem: Since the stock fan is no longer moving, two things may have gone wrong: 1) Your fan itself is broken 2) Your "Fan Only" circuit is malfunctioning First, you should disconnect/reconnect your fan connectors in case they came unseated. Then, you should disconnect th...
by Mr_Smartepants
Tue Jan 11, 2005 11:50 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: 12cm radiator or reserator
Replies: 4
Views: 1846

Who's to say that overclocking is bad? Many of us around here overclock AND stay quiet. Besides, why can't you have both a radiator and finned reserator (non-zalman)? Check out these finned resevoirs from Wet & Chilly Chips http://www.overclock.co.uk/productimages/17651.jpg Just include one of these...
by Mr_Smartepants
Tue Jan 11, 2005 2:14 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Luxotop?
Replies: 5
Views: 1595

*bump* I just ran across this site during a search as well. Anyone have any insight on these fans? They're ball bearing and their specs seem overly optimistic. They've got a fairly large air gap between the vanes at the hub. I don't recognize them. But at 10.50 UK pounds each ($20 USD) I'm hesitant ...
by Mr_Smartepants
Mon Jan 10, 2005 11:38 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec SLK3000B: Minimalist Midtower for Quiet PC
Replies: 233
Views: 180405

The only other major quabble it may present to me personally is the location of the duct. I can see this becoming an issue for some motherboards (A64's come to mind with their sometimes centered CPU socket That CPU duct is in fact named after INTEL'S Thermally Advantaged Chassis. :P I'm sure that I...
by Mr_Smartepants
Mon Jan 10, 2005 11:22 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Computer desk to case intake duct
Replies: 4
Views: 1336

Re: Computer desk to case intake duct

...and maybe line the area between the bottom hole with foam rubber to ensure all intake air comes from under the desk exclusively. I just reread that statement and realized how dumb that actually sounded. My Sonata's intake has been modded to open up airflow but only opened up to roughly 1" x 3" (...
by Mr_Smartepants
Mon Jan 10, 2005 8:54 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon 9200Pro too hot @ 72C ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1970

Re: Radeon 9200Pro too hot @ 72C ?

I have a Connect 3D Radeon 9200Pro with standard passive heatsink....Slipping a temp probe between the fins revealed a surprising 70-72C :shock: This was with the case open. :shock: Wow. 72C, damn that's hot! I suppose that as long as you don't see any visual artifacts then everything is OK with th...
by Mr_Smartepants
Mon Jan 10, 2005 4:04 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: CF-1009...Bluefront's Ultimate Case Mod.
Replies: 32
Views: 12368

I'm digging that kids playmat foam as pictured on slide 33. :lol:
My daughters would kill me if I butchered their ABC playmat in the quest for silence. :lol:

Your work is inspiring, as always!
by Mr_Smartepants
Mon Jan 10, 2005 3:52 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Changing from Lian-Li V1000 to Antec Sonata ?
Replies: 1
Views: 941

I'll trade you my Sonata (check my sig) for your v1000
PM me.
by Mr_Smartepants
Sun Jan 09, 2005 9:50 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New PC Builder -- any problems with these components?
Replies: 6
Views: 1694

Antec 3000B + Seasonic PSU instead of Sonata + stock PSU I would agree with this. From the research I have done the 3000B looks like it has the best bits from the AMB and BQE and gives you the option of putting in your own power supply. I'd agree with this as well. I'm not too fond of my Sonata and...
by Mr_Smartepants
Sun Jan 09, 2005 9:46 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: can you use the zalman fan with another heatsink?
Replies: 8
Views: 2076

Your duron isn't going to pump out much heat. I'd say you'll be fine. Be careful though fitting your fan. Make sure you check your temps.
by Mr_Smartepants
Sun Jan 09, 2005 9:36 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Computer desk to case intake duct
Replies: 4
Views: 1336

Loks good. Another thing to plan for is the exhaust. If the back of this computer cubby is closed, I'd reccomend cutting a vent hole near the top. If it's open, I'd reccomend blocking most of it with MDF and allowing space for cabling and exhaust. Nope, the whole back of the desk where the PC sits ...
by Mr_Smartepants
Sun Jan 09, 2005 9:31 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New powersupply sufficient...? Fortron 300w.....
Replies: 10
Views: 2729

I've got the Fortron 300 (check my sig) and it's been an awesome purchase. I been using it to replace the stock Antec TP 380S that came with my Sonata. It's been stable/cool/quiet for over a year now with no problems.
It should be fine for your needs since you only have one hard drive.
by Mr_Smartepants
Sun Jan 09, 2005 12:35 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Computer desk to case intake duct
Replies: 4
Views: 1336

Computer desk to case intake duct

Hi all. Here's a pic of my latest idea. My desk has a 3 inch plenum area underneath where my Sonata case sits in our kitchen. The desk sits off of the floor by about 1/2" all the way around. We have stone tile floor in that room so the air near the floor is much cooler than inside the desk alcove. I...
by Mr_Smartepants
Sun Jan 09, 2005 8:17 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Quitest Non Fanless PSU
Replies: 13
Views: 3288

That's the TruePower 380S. It can be a quiet PSU with the well documented Panaflo M1BX fan-swap. You'd have a decently quiet PSU for about $20 max.
by Mr_Smartepants
Sun Jan 09, 2005 12:20 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: I want to buy the Antec Solution Series Black ATX Mid Tower.
Replies: 6
Views: 1760

I got an Antec Sonata for free ... I use my Phantom with that case, but in order to lower the case temperature, I installed the PSU outside the case... Any pics of that setup? I'd love to see how you mounted the PSU outside. Did you drill & tap mounting holes in the wire-side of the Phantom and use...
by Mr_Smartepants
Sat Jan 08, 2005 11:22 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Is it ok to tuck power cord going to DVD drive above it??
Replies: 1
Views: 834

I don't see why not. Unless you chafe the insulation off of the wires and short something out. Just be careful and you'll be fine. Click the link in my sig to check out my system. Ralf Hutter is a cablegami genius. His rig can be found in the gallery section under 'staff rigs'.
by Mr_Smartepants
Sat Jan 08, 2005 7:35 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Sonata - 3 x Nexus, XP-90, Fanless 6600GT... now it's quiet
Replies: 15
Views: 8456

I have an Enermax temp monitor/fan controller and everytime I turn off the PC, it dumps my temp alarm settings so that the next time I turn the system on I have to reset the alarm. :evil: I thought it was a typo on the manual where it says: "You can adjust the alarm settings in intervals of 1000 RP...