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by Mr_Smartepants
Fri Feb 04, 2005 12:11 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: This fan looks like a NEXUS 120mm (FOR $8 + shipping)
Replies: 327
Views: 145914

The demand for these must be getting large....TekGems just raised their 10+ price to $4.06. Still a good price though.
by Mr_Smartepants
Fri Feb 04, 2005 8:56 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: First Quiet Build - HELP!
Replies: 10
Views: 3022

If the PSU fires up with the jumper test but not when hooked up to the motherboard then it's like I said. Either the CPU is toast or the heatsink isn't mounted properly like meglamaniac stated. If you don't know how to check the clearances, find a buddy who knows and get him/her to check it out. If ...
by Mr_Smartepants
Fri Feb 04, 2005 1:00 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: This fan looks like a NEXUS 120mm (FOR $8 + shipping)
Replies: 327
Views: 145914

Re: the bearing noise might reduce with some use

Hello; If you have units that click slightly, they might get quieter with a little use/break in time. :-) Just an FYI, of the two orange Yate Loons I received from Geeks.com both have no bearing noise when suspended vertically (normal exhaust fan position) but one clicks a lot when suspended horizo...
by Mr_Smartepants
Fri Feb 04, 2005 12:53 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cheap Acoustic Foam -Do you think it will be any good ?
Replies: 28
Views: 12955

Mcmaster will ship to the UK, I'm just not sure about the cost. It's got to be better than this place though. Whew!
by Mr_Smartepants
Thu Feb 03, 2005 1:27 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: This fan looks like a NEXUS 120mm (FOR $8 + shipping)
Replies: 327
Views: 145914

milo wrote:Man, HE got one... :)
Doh! :? My bad! Better late then never....

Welcome to SPCR!

Oooh, I got another one!
by Mr_Smartepants
Thu Feb 03, 2005 1:18 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: First Quiet Build - HELP!
Replies: 10
Views: 3022

Ooh, not good! :cry: Well, there's a few things you could try. First verify the PSU works. You need to disconnect the main ATX connector from your motherboard (brand?) and jumper the only green wire to any black wire. If your PSU fires up and stays up then the PSU is fine (you'll notice your HDDs sp...
by Mr_Smartepants
Thu Feb 03, 2005 1:11 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cheap Acoustic Foam -Do you think it will be any good ?
Replies: 28
Views: 12955

The heavyweight stuff is kinda pricey. £30 each ($60 USD), you'd be better off with the stuff from Mcmaster or acoustipack. You wouldn't be able to use this in many places in a case though. 50cm (2in) thick, you'd be blocking a fan or two if this were placed on the side panel depending on your case....
by Mr_Smartepants
Thu Feb 03, 2005 1:02 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: This fan looks like a NEXUS 120mm (FOR $8 + shipping)
Replies: 327
Views: 145914

Xier325i, hope you have a good experience too.
Oh, and...
Welcome to SPCR!

Heh, I finally got one in there! 8)
by Mr_Smartepants
Thu Feb 03, 2005 1:36 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: This fan looks like a NEXUS 120mm (FOR $8 + shipping)
Replies: 327
Views: 145914

Bummer! :cry: Feb 1, 2005 10:57 A.M. SAN FRANCISCO, CA, US THE RECEIVER WAS UNAVAILABLE TO SIGN ON THE 1ST DELIVERY ATTEMPT. A 2ND DELIVERY ATTEMPT WILL BE MADE Guess I'm waiting an extra day. I got a personal email from the tekgems owner about this post. He took the time to let me know why he wasn...
by Mr_Smartepants
Tue Feb 01, 2005 11:57 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: This fan looks like a NEXUS 120mm (FOR $8 + shipping)
Replies: 327
Views: 145914

Bummer! :cry:
UPS Tracker wrote: Feb 1, 2005
10:57 A.M.


SAN FRANCISCO, CA, US


THE RECEIVER WAS UNAVAILABLE TO SIGN ON THE 1ST DELIVERY ATTEMPT. A 2ND DELIVERY ATTEMPT WILL BE MADE
Guess I'm waiting an extra day.
by Mr_Smartepants
Tue Feb 01, 2005 11:53 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: should i get sonata or accousticase?
Replies: 13
Views: 2919

I agree with everyone's posts so far. The Acousticase is THE SAME CASE as the compucase. The only differences are that the Acousticase has been worked over (acoustipack foam, rubber feet, fan mounts, etc.). These additions can be found elsewhere for much cheaper than the £50 price premium for the ac...
by Mr_Smartepants
Tue Feb 01, 2005 5:33 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: should i get sonata or accousticase?
Replies: 13
Views: 2919

The acousticase is identical to the compucase lx-6a19 ( see here ). You can get the compucase from Xcase without PSU for 30 UK The compucase is very nice. I'd rather build a system using that then the Sonata. I have the Sonata (check my sig) for my rig and I've built systems using the compucase ( se...
by Mr_Smartepants
Mon Jan 31, 2005 4:36 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Not too impressed with the slk3000b
Replies: 4
Views: 1635

One major thing i forgot to mention, the issues with the psu. Only way i found to get the psu into place was from inside and to twist it thru the support in the case, this required me to take the heatsink off the processor to make sure i didnt catch it /knock it. My Sonata has a similar layout. The...
by Mr_Smartepants
Mon Jan 31, 2005 12:25 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Sonata mods
Replies: 118
Views: 141924

The polymeric mastic would just add mass to the case thereby reducing the frequency of the reverberations to the lower freq band. The melamine would absorb the noise energy and convert it to heat (little noise/little heat). The eggcrate foam I added tends to difuse the sound waves so they don't main...
by Mr_Smartepants
Sun Jan 30, 2005 12:01 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Sonata mods
Replies: 118
Views: 141924

I had to take it out to get some room for my dremel tool. It's back in there now. :D I've also fitted some eggcrate foam in the top 5 1/4 bay and to the inside of the side door. Also fitted to the wall behind my computer desk. Nice improvement. Does nothing for the HDD vibration though, it vibrates ...
by Mr_Smartepants
Sun Jan 30, 2005 11:57 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: This fan looks like a NEXUS 120mm (FOR $8 + shipping)
Replies: 327
Views: 145914

They're shipping mine to my APO address. The tracking number I got yesterday was from their distributor to their shop where they'll divert the shipment to me via USPS. Their shop should get it Monday when presumably they'll cross ship them to me.
by Mr_Smartepants
Fri Jan 28, 2005 11:40 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Sonata mods
Replies: 118
Views: 141924

Here's another mod I don't think I saw listed here. Cut the sheetmetal between the HDD sleds to free up airflow through the front fan mount. Also if you use a 120mm fanned PSU (like I do), you could cut the rear PSU support ledge so that it doesn't impede airflow to the PSU fan. http://homepage.ntlw...
by Mr_Smartepants
Fri Jan 28, 2005 11:34 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec Sonata (foamed) large pictures (updated)
Replies: 26
Views: 15895

Updated with more pics. Hacked up some more sheet metal. Swapped the stock fan in the Fortron PSU with a low-speed variant Yate Loon on elastomer grommets. Also put another Orange Yate Loon (not pictured) on the rear exhaust instead of the Panaflo. CPU temps are now up by 1-2C due to lower exhaust a...
by Mr_Smartepants
Thu Jan 27, 2005 6:18 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: This fan looks like a NEXUS 120mm (FOR $8 + shipping)
Replies: 327
Views: 145914

Re: TekGems has 'em

There's another source for the orange 120mm: TekGems . The price for one to nine fans is $10.99 each, but buy ten or more and the price is $3.90 each! Thanks for the link! I just ordered a pack of ten! With shipping, came to just under $50 USD. $5 a fan delivered! Woohoo. Not like I need 10 fans bu...
by Mr_Smartepants
Tue Jan 25, 2005 9:51 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Can i fold IDE ribbon cables under the motherboard ???
Replies: 8
Views: 2615

I have my floppy cable routed almost right down the middle of the board (under) and it makes a 90deg turn to exit. I don't have a picture, but I put a small chunk of weatherstripping between the back of the motherboard and the 90deg bend to keep them separated. You have about a 1/4 inch clearance be...
by Mr_Smartepants
Tue Jan 25, 2005 2:03 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Modest Antec 3000b rig
Replies: 17
Views: 6917

May I add to the questions by asking what you've sealed the edges of the fan blowholes with? Looks good btw. It's called "U-channel" or "C-strip" moulding. Check this thread. It's pretty cheap and is bought by the foot. Nice setup but why did you 'hard mount' your case fans? I'd use grommets or ela...
by Mr_Smartepants
Tue Jan 25, 2005 1:58 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Panaflo 80mm L-speed with RPM - FBA08A12L2EX
Replies: 5
Views: 1390

So does anyone know where to purchase these L1BX or L2EX fans in the US or UK?
by Mr_Smartepants
Mon Jan 24, 2005 9:52 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: This fan looks like a NEXUS 120mm (FOR $8 + shipping)
Replies: 327
Views: 145914

Re: Those french

Those French have a different word for everything. The French don't care what they do actually, as long as they pronounce it properly. -from 'My Fair Lady'. :lol: Actually, I think the 3000b has a plastic fan holder. Once removed, the holes don't line up and you need to drill a hole in between the ...
by Mr_Smartepants
Sat Jan 22, 2005 1:16 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Case dampening material for very high frequencies
Replies: 10
Views: 2683

by Mr_Smartepants
Sat Jan 22, 2005 1:15 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: This fan looks like a NEXUS 120mm (FOR $8 + shipping)
Replies: 327
Views: 145914

Re: papst, globe, source

Mr_Smartepants, I see you are located in England. Do you know of this store - www.koolnquiet.co.uk? They seem to have a fairly good supply of papst and they have the globe B1202512L-3M. Yeah, I had this bookmarked, then lost the bookmark. I'm familiar with their site but will never order from a UK ...
by Mr_Smartepants
Thu Jan 20, 2005 12:44 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Temperatures
Replies: 25
Views: 5777

Ok Mr Smartpants. If I didn't know better I think you were gruel, next you woould have made a comment about the carpet :P No, I wasn't being cruel. Just constructive criticism. Now, about that carpet..... :P Since you said that there was little difference in the temps with your case door off, we'll...
by Mr_Smartepants
Wed Jan 19, 2005 7:11 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Flex ATX PSU
Replies: 3
Views: 1250

Well, it should fit, but of course YMMV. It all depends on the case. Just take your old PSU and eyeball it (and the MB connector) and go shopping on Newegg, Directron (or Pricewatch) and look at the pictures. Or you could try to get a small quiet fan from Dorothy and mod your PSU yourself. http://ho...
by Mr_Smartepants
Wed Jan 19, 2005 7:04 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: how do I test a PSU?
Replies: 3
Views: 1202

You're best bet is just to wait to get the rest of your parts. Some PSUs won't power up unless there's a load on some of the lines. If you really, really, really want to power it up just to play with it (not recommended!) you need to put a jumperwire across the green wire to any black wire on the bi...
by Mr_Smartepants
Wed Jan 19, 2005 5:26 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Flex ATX PSU
Replies: 3
Views: 1250

You could try Newegg.com. I did a quick search and came up with this. Fortron makes really good PSUs (they're OEM for many companies ie. Nexus, Seasonic, sparkle, etc.)
Just search for MicroATX or MiniATX.
by Mr_Smartepants
Wed Jan 19, 2005 4:44 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: This fan looks like a NEXUS 120mm (FOR $8 + shipping)
Replies: 327
Views: 145914

I just got mine yesterday from the geeks. Wow, they're quiet. But they don't push all that much air. I'm going to swap out the Panaflo L1A and Globe fans I've got in my Sonata this weekend and see what happens with the temps. The free shipping at isellsurplus is just for orders over $25. Just a side...