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by Schroinx
Tue Nov 16, 2004 10:23 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: PVR/Htpc - QUIET!
Replies: 46
Views: 13146

Oh, and check out the dign cases. They are worth considering. Couldn't find the official website.
http://www.datorbutiken.com/se/default. ... =DIGNHV5BL

/Schroinx
by Schroinx
Tue Nov 16, 2004 10:10 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: PVR/Htpc - QUIET!
Replies: 46
Views: 13146

Because it was mATX perhaps? Digitalconnection got a special case made by CM, called the 613. Apart from not having a VFD and room for a IR reciever it was the best bet for a HTPC case. See it here: http://www.digitalconnection.com/Products/Cases/atc613.asp BTW: Better check shipping rates from the ...
by Schroinx
Tue Nov 16, 2004 4:47 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: NCQ/TCQ and RAID - Marketing myths die hard!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1585

Well, if you run the AV scan and Ad scan and at the same time play HL2, then your are right. But why would you do that? You'll still get a performance penality, running multiple HD intensive programs at the same time. Standart drives does not benefit more from NCQ than 10k Raptors. Why should they d...
by Schroinx
Mon Nov 15, 2004 5:18 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: PVR/Htpc - QUIET!
Replies: 46
Views: 13146

Yes, any softaware that run under XP run under MCE as well. MCE is besically a XP Pro with SP2 without the possibility to join a domain (you can do that during installation, but then cannot use media center extenders, as this uses the fast user switching). On top of that is the frontend application,...
by Schroinx
Mon Nov 15, 2004 4:40 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: PVR/Htpc - QUIET!
Replies: 46
Views: 13146

Oh, I forgot one of the most obvious things. You need a way to control it all. An ATI Remote wonder could be the easy answer, but if you go with MCE, maybe the MCE remote will be a better choice.

/Schroinx
by Schroinx
Mon Nov 15, 2004 4:33 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: PVR/Htpc - QUIET!
Replies: 46
Views: 13146

Well, check this site: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=26 and Althou many of the subjects dicussed there is a bit geeky (I promise, they really are) there is loads of information to be gathered, but the learningcurve is quite steep. Check this tread http://www.avsforum.com...
by Schroinx
Mon Nov 15, 2004 3:49 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: NCQ/TCQ and RAID - Marketing myths die hard!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1585

NCQ/TCQ and RAID - Marketing myths die hard!!!

Ppl seems to think that NCQ/TCQ gives performance benefits to HDs. That is FAR from the trouth, as TCQ actually indtruduces an overhead in singleuser environments. Same goes for RAID 0/1. See for yourself: http://www.storagereview.com/articles/200406/20040625TCQ_6.html SR have an article in the maki...
by Schroinx
Mon Nov 15, 2004 7:24 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Centrifugal Blowers
Replies: 7
Views: 2030

But someone are. These fans is used widely for industrial applications, and very often in 1U servers.

/Schroinx
by Schroinx
Mon Nov 15, 2004 3:06 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Centrifugal Blowers
Replies: 7
Views: 2030

Hey Solid, welcome to SPCR. These fans was used for the Noise Control Silverado. I have one myself for an old 1Ghz P3. @12v the two fans are quite noisey, but when run at 5v it's ok. However they don't move a lot of air compared to standart fans. I think one of these at 12v will move 14 CFM, compare...
by Schroinx
Sat Nov 13, 2004 9:30 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Anyone having experience with Smartcooler.de fans?
Replies: 1
Views: 994

Anyone having experience with Smartcooler.de fans?

I found that my local pusher of silent hardware had tese fans.
http://www.studiedata.dk/productitem.as ... IFA,SIFA60
http://www.smartcooler.de/frscd31.htm

Anyone who have any experience with this brand?

Later...
/schroinx
by Schroinx
Fri Nov 12, 2004 4:51 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quiet 60MM Fan - Does One Exist?
Replies: 36
Views: 31554

Chang: mATX cases may be enough for some, but is for most people not an option.

Tibors: Linkage please

DG: If you had read the entire tread, you would know that Boolz have already stated that it is not an option.

/Schroinx
by Schroinx
Thu Nov 11, 2004 6:47 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SATA DVD recorders.
Replies: 8
Views: 2074

Being native SATA seems to have little difference in speed and functionality, if any. My only reason for getting a SATA drive, is to get rid of the PATA cables in my case, and make sure I have a drive, that'll work with my next two motherboards. The former being the real reason, as there surely will...
by Schroinx
Wed Nov 10, 2004 5:06 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quiet 60MM Fan - Does One Exist?
Replies: 36
Views: 31554

Thanks for the suggestions. I know of the other Ahanix case, and I dislike the look of both because of them being higher than the Dvine 5, however the 80mm fan is a nice one. Well, if an orange by accident dropped down in my turban, I would choose this: http://www.atechfabrication.com/products/atech...
by Schroinx
Wed Nov 10, 2004 8:10 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SATA DVD recorders.
Replies: 8
Views: 2074

Thx for info and linkage, Sizzle. the main points from the article suggest that southbridges from the ICH5 and 5R and up, supports ATAPI via SATA. I thought that the Silicon Image controller om the IC7M3 was the 3112, not the 3114. The article states that the 3112 does not support ATAPI wheras 3114 ...
by Schroinx
Wed Nov 10, 2004 5:51 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SATA DVD recorders.
Replies: 8
Views: 2074

SATA DVD recorders.

I'm looking for a DVD recorder. It should be with SATA interface. Currently I have found this one:

http://www.plextor.be/products/dvd_reco ... e=PX-712SA

Any others?

My mobo have the ICH5R southbridge, which to my knowledge supports ATAPI drives on SATA.

/Schroinx
by Schroinx
Tue Nov 09, 2004 5:31 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Computer cooling philosophy/technique.
Replies: 16
Views: 3943

just a short comment. I did not say that these solutions won't work. just that they are not the most optimal. #3 If the fanspeed is based on an temp sensor on the HS, the fan will first respond when the temp of the heatsink rises. The temp of the core can rise much faster than the HS, and therefore ...
by Schroinx
Tue Nov 09, 2004 3:40 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Computer cooling philosophy/technique.
Replies: 16
Views: 3943

As of now I use number 2 and 5 for my two machines. The older one does not support Speedfan, and thats why it is set up by the numer 2 philosofy. My workstation/gameing machine is setup with speedfan, so when having a mild load, it runs fairly silent. When I need the speed, the fans ramp up, making ...
by Schroinx
Mon Nov 08, 2004 4:57 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quiet 60MM Fan - Does One Exist?
Replies: 36
Views: 31554

No problem.

/Schroinx
by Schroinx
Mon Nov 08, 2004 4:41 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SP1614C VS 1614N... or greater and better?
Replies: 10
Views: 3713

To my knowledge, the SATA and PATA is mechanically similar. The SATA version uses a bridge chip to translate from PATA to SATA. So the only thing you should look for is the NIDEC motor.

/SChroinx
by Schroinx
Mon Nov 08, 2004 4:34 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate 7200.8 available in Europe
Replies: 4
Views: 2693

Maybe I can be of assistance. I live in Denmark. Check http://www.edbpriser.dk for the best price in DK. Here you can also find reseller ratings. I belive that since the competition on prices is fierce, they cannot offer premium service, like look into about you get a certain model revision or so. A...
by Schroinx
Mon Nov 08, 2004 4:17 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: www.overclockers.co.uk for nidec motor samsung spinpoints.
Replies: 13
Views: 4385

I have 3 SP1624C, from different batches. How do I tell the difference? Is it on the label?

BTW: Why would you go RAID 0? There really is no speed gain, but surely a cpu penalty, and you double the chance of data loss and lose the data on both disks instead of only on one.
by Schroinx
Mon Nov 08, 2004 3:36 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quiet 60MM Fan - Does One Exist?
Replies: 36
Views: 31554

Sizzle: I have the same setup. I glued a Zalhman NB coller on the NB. Removed the OTES crap, and it's running like a charm. The 40mm fans will always be shitty.

/Schroinx
by Schroinx
Mon Nov 08, 2004 2:52 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: µATX P-M Motherboard : DFI 855GME-MGF
Replies: 38
Views: 14030

The 40mm are nutoriuos whiners. I shifted the one on my IC7 with a low noise Papst. Have tried both the 20mm and 10mm deep ones. Only when I ran it at 40% was it ok. However I removed it all together, as I couldn't stand the noise. Fact is they move so little air that if you undervolt them, they won...
by Schroinx
Mon Nov 08, 2004 2:46 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quiet 60MM Fan - Does One Exist?
Replies: 36
Views: 31554

There is an other Smartcooler running at 4000RPM, 42.5 m3/hour (25CFM) and 25 dbA. That might be interesting.

/Schroinx
by Schroinx
Mon Nov 08, 2004 12:33 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quiet 60MM Fan - Does One Exist?
Replies: 36
Views: 31554

Whatever.

/Schroinx
by Schroinx
Mon Nov 08, 2004 12:17 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quiet 60MM Fan - Does One Exist?
Replies: 36
Views: 31554

Sorry for my miscalculations. 25 m3/hour equals 14,7 CFM.

/Schroinx
by Schroinx
Mon Nov 08, 2004 12:09 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quiet 60MM Fan - Does One Exist?
Replies: 36
Views: 31554

Just an update. The Smartcooler 60x60x25 moves 42 cfm (25 m3/hour *1,699) at 2200 RPM and 18 dbA, as far as I can see. The 25 m3/hour is stated in the specs.

/Schroinx

(edit: I thought it sounded a bit high CFM rating, and it is.)
by Schroinx
Mon Nov 08, 2004 12:02 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quiet 60MM Fan - Does One Exist?
Replies: 36
Views: 31554

I have been considering the same issue, since I'm get the Ahanix Dvine 5 case pretty soon, instead of my rather dull looking Noise Control Desktop (but it was my first attemt to build a silent PC). Here is my findings so far: Papst have the 612N/2GML, rated at 14,5 CFM@19db However I also found thes...
by Schroinx
Sun Nov 07, 2004 1:19 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: µATX P-M Motherboard : DFI 855GME-MGF
Replies: 38
Views: 14030

The DFI board does not support standart HSF. See for youself: http://www.x86-secret.com/articles/cm/d ... i855-4.htm
In this case there is used a 40mm fan and a NB HS.

The Aopen PM board is compatible with a P4 HFS. http://www.aopen.nl/products/mb/i855GMEm-LFS.htm

/Schroinx
by Schroinx
Sun Nov 07, 2004 2:28 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Warning! EluminX lighted keyboards...
Replies: 19
Views: 5173

teejay: You have mighty small ears then, if they fit between the keys. :D