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by Talz
Tue Mar 23, 2004 9:32 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: new models from Seagate/Samsung around the corner?
Replies: 24
Views: 5499

Seagates been talking about pushing 2.5" enterprise drives for awhile, I'm guessing it'll be a few months after Savvio is actually released before they have anything really interesting for the mainstream. A PATA or at least a SATA version of the Savvio definately would be interesting if performance ...
by Talz
Tue Mar 23, 2004 9:24 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Messed up voltages after snip wire!?
Replies: 4
Views: 1275

Those rails are no longer part of the ATX spec, and funky things can result when attempting to measure them on newer equipment
by Talz
Mon Mar 22, 2004 8:40 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Installed Zalman 7000A-AlCu, NO temperature change :-(
Replies: 10
Views: 2783

If you're keeping a prescott in the 50s under load running the fan at low speed be happy!
by Talz
Mon Mar 22, 2004 7:50 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: If Money was no object then which Fan Controller would u buy
Replies: 8
Views: 2285

Fanomatic is close, it'd be perfect if it could hook up to a motheboard USB header and use temp sensors built into the motherboard. Heck I might actually buy it if it did that! :D
by Talz
Mon Mar 22, 2004 7:43 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: If Money was no object then which Fan Controller would u buy
Replies: 8
Views: 2285

If money was no object I'd pay an EE friend to design and build a custom fan controller. ;) Other than that I'm still looking.
by Talz
Wed Mar 17, 2004 4:48 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: aerocool ht-101
Replies: 75
Views: 22815

Thermaltake liscenses/contracts out a lot of what they sell. Generally trading increasing flash and price, and decreasing performance or keeping similiar levels at best.
by Talz
Sun Mar 14, 2004 8:54 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Stock Athlon64 fan quieter than Zalman 7000A AlCu??!
Replies: 4
Views: 1392

Just mount both and see what sound level is needed for comparable cpu temps. I'll be shocked if the zalman doesn't end up with a cooler cpu at the same noise levels though.
by Talz
Sat Mar 13, 2004 10:43 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: The myth of "too much thermal paste"
Replies: 55
Views: 23372

From my experiences, and what I've seen from others it varies by paste. But a thin layer as described by the AS instructions is almost always best, and nothing is always worst. As for reusing compound, it's something to be very careful about. There's both contamination as mentioned and the fact some...
by Talz
Sun Mar 07, 2004 8:33 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Any info about ZM-MC1 connector?
Replies: 3
Views: 907

Lenny is correct. :)
by Talz
Sun Mar 07, 2004 5:13 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: ZALMAN TNN500A Case!
Replies: 10
Views: 3646

Unless it's a recent thread I don't think it's a big deal. :) But I'm not a mod hehe, always new people coming that might not know about it, and it's an interesting case!
by Talz
Sun Mar 07, 2004 1:16 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: ZALMAN TNN500A Case!
Replies: 10
Views: 3646

It's been talked about before, and is interesting, but I'm not gonna spend that much. I would really consider it at $300-$350 but at over $1000 it's just a bit expensive!
by Talz
Sun Mar 07, 2004 11:25 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Magnetic rotor for case fans... Interesting
Replies: 40
Views: 21787

I'm thinking about buying some to try them out myself. I was impressed with the MagLev fan on my MCX-159.
by Talz
Sun Mar 07, 2004 9:37 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: What power supply to get?
Replies: 12
Views: 3357

That's a lot of stuff, I'd actually look at a quality 400 watt Zalman or Seasonic. Better to buy a little big than to cheap out on power supplies. As to which model exactly, look around here to see the pros and cons, Zalman's is the best unmodded though, IMO. As for heatsinks the Zalman 7000's are v...
by Talz
Sun Mar 07, 2004 9:31 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Impressions of Super Lanboy
Replies: 4
Views: 1884

The only thing that really bothers me is the problem you had with the hard drive mounts being noisy and the rear panel not being sized properly. I'm actually deciding between the SuperLanboy, 3700 AMB and CoolerMaster Centurion for a replacement of my 2nd system. The CoolerMaster would take the most...
by Talz
Sun Mar 07, 2004 8:59 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Magnetic rotor for case fans... Interesting
Replies: 40
Views: 21787

These are not going to cause any problems like that, there's a magnet in each hard drive that is hundreds of times stronger, maybe thousands lol.
by Talz
Sun Mar 07, 2004 12:40 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: DX9 fanless VGA card, nvidia, radeon, or S8
Replies: 1
Views: 1282

Saphire 9800 Pro Ultimate edition, there's a version for the 9600 pro if you want to save a little cash.
by Talz
Sun Mar 07, 2004 12:23 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Impressions of Super Lanboy
Replies: 4
Views: 1884

Aluminum cases aren't real popular here because they tend to deaden the sound a little less than a heavy duty steel case. If you get a good quality al case it's not a huge difference imo though (unless questing for true silence), especially if the other features are what you are looking for. Also al...
by Talz
Sat Mar 06, 2004 11:58 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Calling All Good Fans!
Replies: 143
Views: 280314

I would suggest the Coolermaster LED fans using their 'rifle bearing' would be interesting to compare. Especially at 5-7 volts. I don't have any extra of that type left, I'll see if I have anything worth sending out though.
by Talz
Sat Mar 06, 2004 2:35 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Calling PC-61 case owners!
Replies: 11
Views: 2962

The Adda's are ok at 5 volts. And since I've owned many power supplies recently I have to say Zalman > Seasonic (fan controller issues, Tornado>Silencer) > Antec TP.
by Talz
Sat Mar 06, 2004 2:20 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Evercool EC12025M12C ??
Replies: 7
Views: 1668

I've only seen medium speed evercools for sale as well. And I looked for the lows.
by Talz
Sat Mar 06, 2004 10:44 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Zalman ZM400B Power Supply
Replies: 2
Views: 1255

The 400A seems decent, much less revving up and down than Seasonic. It seems a tad louder when both are compared at their quietest, but in actual usage it's quieter for me, both light and heavy usage.
by Talz
Fri Mar 05, 2004 11:33 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New silent superflower psu with 14cm fan!
Replies: 16
Views: 4083

The fan and resulting design are interesting, quality seems questionable but it's only one sample.
by Talz
Fri Mar 05, 2004 9:17 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Worth replacing 120mm fan in Seasonic Super Tornado?
Replies: 9
Views: 2362

I think one of the screws mounting the fan could have touched a heatsink, it was a real pain finding screws the right size. Guess that's what I get for being so impatient. I'll try that when I get some spare time though. 8)
by Talz
Fri Mar 05, 2004 8:41 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Worth replacing 120mm fan in Seasonic Super Tornado?
Replies: 9
Views: 2362

Well, I killed it. I don't know how, I was careful not to touch anything but it won't power on at all. It's as if the switch in back is stuck turned off. I had it all working with the fan outside the ps, moved it inside and now I get no juice at all, no matter what.
by Talz
Fri Mar 05, 2004 8:01 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Should I buy 120mm Acoustifan AF120CT or 120mm Papst F/2GL?
Replies: 15
Views: 3668

A good point about the ball bearing squeaks, but that is a feature I like. It's like an early warning feature, so you can get a replacement before it actually goes out. And depending on how closely you monitor your system it can be a definate benefit to actually know there is a problem, wherease a d...
by Talz
Fri Mar 05, 2004 5:00 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Mirco ATX PSU's +high power consumption
Replies: 9
Views: 2349

I believe I saw a 320 matx at either SVC or Directron, you might look into that.
by Talz
Thu Mar 04, 2004 11:00 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic Precise
Replies: 6
Views: 2354

Seasonic says expected street price is $39, SVC tends to price new products high though.
by Talz
Wed Mar 03, 2004 9:25 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Worth replacing 120mm fan in Seasonic Super Tornado?
Replies: 9
Views: 2362

I'm in the middle of replacing the fan on mine, it spins up just a little to much when the side is on my case. I've been happy as can be with the power supply, even if I did decide it was slightly to noisy. But replacing the fan has changed that, some bozo at seasonic changed the fan control header ...
by Talz
Sun Feb 29, 2004 7:47 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Logitech UltraX - Nice silent keyboard
Replies: 164
Views: 104079

Centimeters are part of the metric system, and I'd use either cm or mm for keyboard dimensions. Might as well use mm if you going to be precise enough to add a decimal point.
by Talz
Sat Feb 28, 2004 9:37 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Matrox G400 MAX - Removing the fan
Replies: 5
Views: 2123

The Zalman ZM80-C is supposed to be compatible with the Parhelia, so if the heatsink mounting is the same that's a good way to go.