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by Gxcad
Thu Feb 05, 2004 1:00 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: If you could create your own heatsink
Replies: 34
Views: 7482

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I did NOT do this and do NOT take credit for his work.

Here is his site where he has done more projects of interest:

http://www.geocities.jp/numano3/index.html

-Ken
by Gxcad
Wed Feb 04, 2004 7:32 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic Super Silencer 460W
Replies: 18
Views: 6012

Re: Mod

If the original fan is 32CFM, the difference shouldn't be that big and since the 460W model has components designed for more heat I think it would run fine. Has anyone done a similar mod for the 300/400W model? FYI, the difference between 24 and 32cfm is 7 db according to panasonic's specs, and the...
by Gxcad
Wed Feb 04, 2004 1:04 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Ralf Hutter's P4C Quiet Rig
Replies: 180
Views: 203054

I wonder if that nibbler would be able to cut 1mm thick SECC steel? (basically, thats japanese steeel used in my Lite On FS020 case). I saw this nibbler at jab-tech and considered getting it to save on shipping but I didn't, damn! now I have to pay tax when I go down to compUSSR next time.

-Ken
by Gxcad
Wed Feb 04, 2004 12:18 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic Super Silencer 460W
Replies: 18
Views: 6012

Hi Joe and others ;) I would be that member, here is the comments I sent to joe pretty much copied and pasted: "First of all, the good news is the fan doesn't rev up even under 3dmark load, albiet I've only done 5 minutes worth of load. No reving up and down like others have complained about particu...
by Gxcad
Tue Feb 03, 2004 11:52 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Three Milestones
Replies: 10
Views: 3003

We topped 2 Million points today, our Last Week Points is over 100K according to Arachnid, and I predict we will hit 100 active members within the next 24 hours. Surely one of "the new guys" will finish a WU, and be added to the "Active Members" count. This isn't a Milestone, but SPCR has the highe...
by Gxcad
Mon Feb 02, 2004 9:51 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: is there a cure for the obsession?
Replies: 10
Views: 2710

Its come to the point for me that I've decoupled my mechanical clock from the wall... :shock: LOL There is only one true cure, silence. Realistically the only way I see this happening is with 100% passive cooling with EXTREMELY minimal electronic noise and solid state harddrives (or in sand, if that...
by Gxcad
Mon Feb 02, 2004 6:15 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Review Suggestions?
Replies: 114
Views: 79760

What is the most quiet food!? Certainly not BEANS. Probably something similar to tofu but with less "output".

-Ken
by Gxcad
Sun Feb 01, 2004 10:46 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Panaflo FBK 12G12LH molex help [Newbie level]
Replies: 16
Views: 3779

Hey guys, Here is what I did: I had a spare panaflo tail lying around (2 wires and a 2 pin tail) so I just soldered the wires together after I cut them on the FBK and covered the soldered parts with electrical tape. Works like a charm, just match red to red and blue to blue. I suppose it really depe...
by Gxcad
Sun Feb 01, 2004 10:41 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: EAR mounts in Canada?
Replies: 12
Views: 2880

Yeap, mcmaster-carr seems to be THE way to get these, I got 2 packs of the F344 and F345, shipping was less than $4 (though in all honesty they should be able to ship these first class for a buck or two). It all adds up to about 60 cents per grommet.

-Ken
by Gxcad
Sun Feb 01, 2004 10:00 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: My Review: Panaflo FBK-12G12LH
Replies: 5
Views: 1558

That was fast...LOL. Sorry, I ordered 5 from schlotkins (sp?) in the deals forums and I intend to keep all of them for a good while.

-Ken
by Gxcad
Sun Feb 01, 2004 9:48 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: My Review: Panaflo FBK-12G12LH
Replies: 5
Views: 1558

My Review: Panaflo FBK-12G12LH

I tried the panaflo (ball bearing model with blue center and unusual blades) and it is a bit quieter than the hydrowave model. However, I found the JMC fan I have (from directron.com) to be slightly quieter than it, although the panaflo sounded smoother (like a smooth low "hummm")wheras the JMC has ...
by Gxcad
Sun Feb 01, 2004 9:03 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: XP2500 Barton CPU fan replacement reccomendation?
Replies: 18
Views: 3458

both SVC and jab-tech.com have the 7000 alcu for $32 + ~$5 shipping. Jab-tech has better resellerratings but SVC is not far behind. SVC is in CA and jab-tech is in newyork, so take your pick to avoid tax. (For example, I am in CA so I would order from jab-tech.com to avoid tax that SVC would charge ...
by Gxcad
Sun Feb 01, 2004 1:41 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Ahanix cases, are they any good?
Replies: 7
Views: 3013

I do recall that Ahanix makes a really good case fan, the one used in the silenx 14db psu, which mike commented sounded very smooth, PERHAPS smoother than the panaflo! nice! Don't know anything about their cases though. IMO front bezel design is KEY, I think a front bezel with good airflow and downw...
by Gxcad
Sat Jan 31, 2004 7:34 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Some people WANT noise...
Replies: 18
Views: 5519

I have a friend that is ALMOST willing to start a site like that...LOL. Imagine the news headings: New 120mm Delta fan! 60db and 200cfm! Sucks 30watts! (a fan with similar specs DOES exist! *shiver*) The forums would be full of discussions like: "I wanted to buy the PCP&C psu because I heard its lou...
by Gxcad
Sat Jan 31, 2004 1:35 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: All AMD´s locked:(
Replies: 12
Views: 2695

Are there any good nforce2 chipset based motherboard out there that can undervolt to 1.1vcore and at least up to 1.85? It is true VIA is inferior in their AMD K7 chipset compared to nvidia but the Abit KD7 among others all are very flexible in vcore and multiplier options. I have the KD7 and it is a...
by Gxcad
Thu Jan 29, 2004 9:41 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic question
Replies: 1
Views: 882

Yes, connecting up a fan VIA 5volt should be no problem at all. I have several fans in my system right now that are being run at 5volt since it tends to be the quietest. I have run fans at 7v as well (infact, one fan in my system is a 7v Panaflo 80mm L for my cpu cooler) and never had a problem, but...
by Gxcad
Wed Jan 28, 2004 8:16 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 4 fans evaluated - 120mm
Replies: 26
Views: 14335

Unfortunately the papst is $20 per fan...

-Ken
by Gxcad
Tue Jan 27, 2004 11:51 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Info about panaflo 12G12L1A fan
Replies: 2
Views: 971

I think it was Ralf (or Russ) who says the dual ball bearing model sounds QUIETER than the hydrowave version, and can be had in bulk for $2 a peice off ebay, which is a big plus. I used to have the hydrowave model, and now have a few of the ball bearing model, but I haven't tried the new fans just y...
by Gxcad
Fri Jan 23, 2004 10:14 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: EAR Fan Mount - Where to buy? (I lost link.. Mcsomething..)
Replies: 2
Views: 1239

Hey justin, thanks for the links and search tip, I did get tons and tons of junk results that were basically useless.

Thanks!

-Ken
by Gxcad
Fri Jan 23, 2004 7:01 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: EAR Fan Mount - Where to buy? (I lost link.. Mcsomething..)
Replies: 2
Views: 1239

EAR Fan Mount - Where to buy? (I lost link.. Mcsomething..)

Hi,

I remember reading somewhere on this forum about the EAR fan isolation mounts being available at some website I can't recall. Can someone point me there? I'd appreciate it, as well as which ones are for 120x38mm and which are for the 80x25mm.

Thanks,

-Ken
by Gxcad
Thu Jan 22, 2004 5:29 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SpinPoint P80 high-freq whine
Replies: 23
Views: 6641

As I recall, the Samsung P80 series has a whine that MAY BE LESS THAN THE LEGENDARY CUDA IV (haha, how dramatic). Point being, could be a defective one. According to MikeC's review IIRC, the samsung has if anything, a LACK of high frequency whine, and most of the forum members here give the samsung ...
by Gxcad
Sat Jan 17, 2004 1:15 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Super Tornado in case with PSU compartment?
Replies: 0
Views: 687

Super Tornado in case with PSU compartment?

Hi, I have a case with its own PSU compartment, which basically means there is no gap underneath the PSU once it is mounted, it sits on solid steel. This is the main reason I have leaned towards the super silencer this entire time. I was just curious if anyone had any opinions as to if a super torna...
by Gxcad
Fri Jan 16, 2004 9:27 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: SuperSilencer 460W reviewed at Tweaktown
Replies: 6
Views: 1812

I wanted to ask about this as well, what are the official temps of each wattage model before they ramp up? I remember hearing the 400w was quieter for more load than the 300w because of this very reason, that the ramping cutoff is higher on the higher wattage models. I've wanted a super silencer for...
by Gxcad
Tue Jan 13, 2004 3:12 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung P80 storagereviewed, seagate up to 100gb/platter
Replies: 17
Views: 5862

Samsung P80 storagereviewed, seagate up to 100gb/platter

Just what the subject says! Whoever tried the new seagates report back!

As a sidenote, see deals forum for 200gb cuda 8mb 3 yr warranty $99 AR at compusa.com. Prob won't last.

-Ken
by Gxcad
Tue Jan 13, 2004 3:02 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: My Seagate's dead for the 2nd time!
Replies: 15
Views: 3896

Noooo! Macnews you must reconsider! First of all, WD is the loudest. Second of all, it is not the fastest, the Hitachi 7k250 is on par or faster with much less noise (according to storage review). If you need the speed at least try the hitachi instead. Samsung is not as fast as the speed kings but t...
by Gxcad
Tue Jan 13, 2004 2:21 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: VGA card power dissipation
Replies: 136
Views: 273854

so long as I get the videocards, I have the means to test and calculate their powerdraw. I have a dead 9800pro 256mb that will power up, so I could get idle powerdraw but I don't think anyone would be interested and the credibility of such a measurement is questionable when it doesn't even POST. I a...
by Gxcad
Sun Jan 11, 2004 3:14 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: My Seagate's dead for the 2nd time!
Replies: 15
Views: 3896

I'm with Harry Azol on this one :roll:

-Ken
by Gxcad
Fri Dec 26, 2003 2:07 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best Athlon for underclocking..?
Replies: 11
Views: 3215

My thoroughbred B 1700+ JIUHB 0312 can do 1.2ghz on 1.1vcore, which creates about 15 watts of heat or less, almost passively coolable! It needs 1.35v to do 2000+ (1.67ghz) just like kostik's Tbred B.

-Ken
by Gxcad
Mon Dec 22, 2003 11:36 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Memory Heatspreaders
Replies: 8
Views: 2036

My OPINION is that ram is better off with it than without it, but the benefits are small. I think its 95% for the looks, perhaps protects the hardware a bit from ESD maybe and a bit of physical damage protection, but I do not believe it lowers temps noticably. These are opinions, I have not run test...