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by Gxcad
Mon Apr 03, 2006 1:29 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silentmaxx Fanless 400W MX460-PFL01 power supply
Replies: 30
Views: 129941

Devonavar wrote:
oakdad wrote:How are the cable lengths as far as the Antec P180 is conserned. I am thinking the 2 of them be the idea match.
Unfortunately, they're probably too short, especially the 12V AUX connector. I wouldn't risk it.
But you could still use extenders...right?

-Ken
by Gxcad
Sat Apr 01, 2006 8:13 pm
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: SPCR is 2, 3, 4, 5... now 6 yrs old!
Replies: 55
Views: 96412

Still one of my favorite sites. Been here since the beginning! I still remember one of the first times I chatted with Mike and I knew he was a pretty knowledgeable guy. Quieted my first enermax to a dead quiet whisper with his instructions. Congrats and thanks for all the excellent work. Indeed, we ...
by Gxcad
Fri Mar 24, 2006 10:48 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: I'm in Too !!!
Replies: 28
Views: 19105

<---folding...many weeks now..... *cough cough*

Yea, I have nothing to do now while waiting for my class to start.

-Ken
by Gxcad
Fri Feb 24, 2006 9:38 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Best 80mm Fan <= $5
Replies: 5
Views: 3256

I'd personally recommend against panaflos these days. The ones at SVC are almost guaranteed chinaflos, and word is japanaflos are not even made anymore, so the few that we come across are likely to be rejected samples i.e. not of the best quality. Good thing I kept about 5 of the old japanaflos whil...
by Gxcad
Thu Feb 23, 2006 1:54 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Matrox Extio F1400
Replies: 7
Views: 2886

Should be interesting indeed, you JUST beat me to posting this!

-Ken
by Gxcad
Tue Feb 14, 2006 1:22 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: P150 with (almost) fully passive cooling?
Replies: 8
Views: 3812

IMHO, and I've said this before, you lose the noise benefit of fanless cpu cooling if you have fans at all in your case. Might as well have a very quiet undervolted one on the cpu heatsink and drop the temps by 15c or more.

-Ken
by Gxcad
Mon Feb 13, 2006 12:54 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Anyone see the cooking oil submerged PC? "silent".
Replies: 3
Views: 1945

Bah! I went brain dead for a while when I posted that, as I recall Rusty actually did this as well. Very few ideas that others haven't already thought of around here. I guess whats more interesting instead is first hand experience experimenting. Personally, I'll probably never try submerging.

-Ken
by Gxcad
Sun Feb 12, 2006 5:31 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Anyone see the cooking oil submerged PC? "silent".
Replies: 3
Views: 1945

Anyone see the cooking oil submerged PC? "silent".

http://www.tomshardware.com/2006/01/09/strip_out_the_fans/ Anyone read about that article? I have no idea how new or old it is, but it certainly caught my eye when I read "silent". Granted most people that say "silent" cannot be trusted (especially THG), but with no fans I can't help but wonder? Any...
by Gxcad
Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:21 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Finished my Antec P150 build, with spcr duct mod *56k AVOID*
Replies: 28
Views: 17228

Was the mesh and front top drive bays really necessary? I mean you could just leave them open and get air from the side, preserving the clean look no? You mentioned you actually liked the mesh so I guess thats ok, but I'm curious; shouldn't there be air going in from the side intakes even with no mo...
by Gxcad
Sat Feb 04, 2006 11:11 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Samsung P120 200GB Hard Drive Review
Replies: 53
Views: 52579

Nice review, though I'm now using 2.5" Samsungs and 400GB Seagates. FYI: In the conclusion there is a reference to a P180. I assume you ment P80 in this review. Your commend interested me ddrueding1, do you then use the 2.5 samsung as a boot/OS drive and spin down your 400gb seagate when not in use...
by Gxcad
Sat Feb 04, 2006 9:48 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seagate Momentus 5400.3 160GB Notebook HDD
Replies: 11
Views: 9335

Seeking (no pun intended) information on a 80gb, 1 platter, much cheaper model in SATA. When?? I'm guessing nobody knows, so any personal estimates? ;) These drives look like a real possibility in migrating from my desktop P80's to notebook drives. I'll start. I'm guessing seagate still cannot produ...
by Gxcad
Wed Feb 01, 2006 1:30 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: I'm in Too !!!
Replies: 28
Views: 19105

<- folding.
by Gxcad
Sat Jan 07, 2006 2:38 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Sonic Tower
Replies: 15
Views: 3613

Yeah, I was one of the first people to hate thermaltake back in the day. The only decent product I thought they ever made is the silent boost, and as we all know its a copy of thermalright slk series. Go with the ninja, not only because of my bias to thermaltake, but because the ninja is a very good...
by Gxcad
Fri Dec 30, 2005 5:48 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Thermalright HR-01 CPU Heatsink
Replies: 55
Views: 40538

3 years back I build a Folding@Home machine, Duron 900Mhz , cheap ALU heatsink with a 80mm fan, the system was installed outside of a case, without any other case fan or airflow available except for the CPU fan. After a few days I checked up on the status of the machine remotely and saw the CPU tem...
by Gxcad
Tue Dec 20, 2005 8:39 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180 HD chamber is BAD!!!
Replies: 23
Views: 8007

Indeed, a great number of factors and conditions play into any sonic emissions. As for the drive grommets supplied with the P-180, there is such a thing as too tight, and almost no such thing as too loose. And the thicker side of ALL the grommets should be positioned UP. Those bear the weight, agai...
by Gxcad
Sun Nov 27, 2005 3:02 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Loud Xbox 360
Replies: 88
Views: 84374

If the 360 is as loud as you say it is, I'm sure many people would be interested in seeing SPCR take a hack at quieting it down effectively. I'm dissapointed to hear reports that it is loud? The thin PS2 is pretty good in that respect IMHO.

-Ken
by Gxcad
Sun Nov 27, 2005 12:28 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Thank you SilentPCReview! Specially MikeC
Replies: 5
Views: 2493

Agreed, great site not only in the content but also the effect it has had on the silent/quiet PC market. Without this site, I believe there would be far fewer quiet PC sources and products to choose from today.

-Ken
by Gxcad
Thu Nov 24, 2005 10:18 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Turion supported desktop motherboards
Replies: 107
Views: 129534

Pardon my lack of knowledge, but can the range of vcore and clock speeds that CnQ uses be set?

-Ken
by Gxcad
Thu Nov 24, 2005 9:52 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Turion supported desktop motherboards
Replies: 107
Views: 129534

Very great news for me, as I thought I needed a mobile 64 to undervolt/clock as I do now with my AXP (1.1vcore...passively cooled). Half-locked works for me, of course I'll still do additional reading before upgrading. -Ken which axp are you running and and at what mhz @ 1.1V. what m/b? also have y...
by Gxcad
Mon Nov 21, 2005 7:48 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 500GB HDD
Replies: 33
Views: 99330

Hm, I wonder how Devon and Mike compare in age, as hearing deteriorates with age...(though mostly known to be in higher frequencies). No, seriously. :twisted: I wonder if placing it on soft foam as a suspension technique would help the whine, since it seems to be eminating from the bottom of the dri...
by Gxcad
Sun Nov 20, 2005 5:18 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Turion supported desktop motherboards
Replies: 107
Views: 129534

Very great news for me, as I thought I needed a mobile 64 to undervolt/clock as I do now with my AXP (1.1vcore...passively cooled). Half-locked works for me, of course I'll still do additional reading before upgrading.

-Ken
by Gxcad
Sun Nov 20, 2005 2:11 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Turion supported desktop motherboards
Replies: 107
Views: 129534

I was curious, isn't multiplier being unlocked one of the appealing features of putting a mobile 64 into a desktop system? I may be talking baloney here, as I'm quite behind on the while A64/A64 mobile/turion area.

-Ken
by Gxcad
Sun Sep 18, 2005 10:04 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My second mortgage - Dual core SLK 3000B
Replies: 53
Views: 33263

pardon my ignorance if it has been discussed as I only scanned the thread, but why did you choose the 3000B for such a high budjet machine? Why not for instance, a P180 or Sonata 2? Just curious.

-Ken
by Gxcad
Sat Sep 17, 2005 1:53 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silencing a PC with a 92mm Vantec Tornado
Replies: 14
Views: 2931

Its a lost cause, its not practically possible or we'd all be doing it to our nexus fans!

-Ken
by Gxcad
Sun Sep 11, 2005 10:14 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Well Here's My Newly Built SLK3000B...lots of pics
Replies: 4
Views: 4070

sorry, I didn't read very carefully. I saw your old case and thought it was the 3000B you were talking about and the HDD cage was sideways...anyway its all clear now and I am all for the suspending, I think suspending with good "chewey" material is superior to rubber grommets (though the soft P180 g...
by Gxcad
Sun Sep 11, 2005 9:31 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P180 Design Suggestions
Replies: 21
Views: 6047

zip ties, electrical tape, organization, tuck cable slack behind things, get them out of the path of airflow as much as possible. To be aesthetically pleasing, tuck them in the back (looking in from the left side of the case). See gallary section for inspiration (as I did). Mine is not great but its...
by Gxcad
Sat Sep 10, 2005 12:35 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Well Here's My Newly Built SLK3000B...lots of pics
Replies: 4
Views: 4070

This is odd, I could have sworn the 3000B has straight HDD slots, not sideways like the BQE? Ah well, nice build!

-Ken
by Gxcad
Sat Sep 03, 2005 1:26 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Super Silencer A3 fanless in P180?
Replies: 2
Views: 822

The whole reason I can't unplug it is so I don't have to open it, thus voiding the warranty. There would be cooling since it is in a P180 and I plan to have one of the orange yate loons @ 5v in the bottom chaimber.

-Ken
by Gxcad
Wed Aug 31, 2005 9:02 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Super Silencer A3 fanless in P180?
Replies: 2
Views: 822

Super Silencer A3 fanless in P180?

Hi fellow SPCR folks, I just got a A3 super silencer which I was hoping I could run without voiding my warranty and very quietly in my new P180. My current system draws about 60W (I've measured) so I was hoping for about ~77% - 80% efficiency at this power level. I had this idea to jam the fan from ...
by Gxcad
Wed Aug 31, 2005 8:35 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Lamisil tablets
Replies: 13
Views: 3458

I second the Seasonic recommendation, thought I prefer their super silencer 80mm straight through arrangement (being phased out). It really depends on the case, the P180 is better suited for the silencer, wheras most traditional cases work well with the S12.

-Ken