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by Gxcad
Sun Jul 31, 2005 8:14 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec SmartPower 2.0 SP-450 PSU
Replies: 40
Views: 39634

Though I have no interest to buy this psu (I'm a seasonic guy), I was a bit suprised and dissapointed nonetheless that I did not find the usual picture showing the length of the cables next to the ruler like most other psu reviews at SPCR. As it is repeatedly mentioned the cables are short in this r...
by Gxcad
Wed Jun 29, 2005 1:04 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need Quiet CRT Monitor
Replies: 23
Views: 5734

Oh man perplex, if you can't hear a CRT's buzzing you are DEAF!! Ok ok just kidding but man I haven't found a CRT in my life that is silent or even close. I have a Sony F500R so low quality is not the reason (drool FW900!!). Admittedly my definition of quiet is one of the lowest noise levels out of ...
by Gxcad
Thu Jun 23, 2005 12:23 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: NEW Lian-Li PC 767 Case: Anyone has more info on it?
Replies: 10
Views: 2824

"its both cool and quiet".

-Ken
by Gxcad
Wed Jun 15, 2005 11:57 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Killing the noise on a Radion 9000 AIW
Replies: 4
Views: 1776

I do know that the radeon 9000 runs very cool. I have a 9000pro and I just unplug the stock fan. No additional cooling on the sink either. I don't do anything to stress it though, and after a while it is pretty warm. I think just unplugging the stock fan and getting some air on it can be a very quic...
by Gxcad
Fri Jun 03, 2005 10:53 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Lian-Li case unveiled at Computex
Replies: 21
Views: 6475

nobody like 'positivespin' to put a positive spin on things :lol:

-Ken
by Gxcad
Mon Apr 25, 2005 11:16 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Antec cases being shown at CES on pcmag.com
Replies: 473
Views: 318616

forgive me if I missed the answer but I know in this thread people complained about the gaping hole from which sound can escape; the top spoiler/blowhole. However, to me it looks like this can actually be a mesh/clear sealed top with the air exiting the rear of the spoiler thing. Anyone know for sur...
by Gxcad
Sat Apr 02, 2005 10:47 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: ANTEC p180 available for purchase in UK and Europe NOW!
Replies: 10
Views: 3014

I've read users on other forums quote direct email responses from antec stating "late may" as the guesstimated release dates, FWIW!

-Ken
by Gxcad
Sat Apr 02, 2005 10:23 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: SPCR is 3 years old today
Replies: 40
Views: 13336

Hard to believe its been only 3 years and a bit since the first time I met Mike over on yahoo and he taught me how to fan swap an enermax :) . Thanks Mike for all of your hard work and to everyone who visits and makes this a great place for gathering to share ideas. This must be one of the highest q...
by Gxcad
Mon Mar 28, 2005 1:20 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Noisy fans in Sharp Aquos LCD TV
Replies: 13
Views: 2505

The easiest way of course is to just cut the wires and solder a new 2 pin (or 3 pin minus the RPM sensing wire) to the wires, thus using the same end connector but new fan. I've done this with an enermax PSU and it worked perfect. Just put electrical tape around the soldered portion. Skimmed the thr...
by Gxcad
Tue Mar 01, 2005 12:41 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Mist 120mm the same as Nexus 120mm ?
Replies: 10
Views: 3090

Wow, that could be a nexus...except that its not orange... who knows? I wonder if this version has closed corners or not (if it is identical to the nexus).

-Ken
by Gxcad
Thu Feb 03, 2005 5:33 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: The Sound of Silence: Computing's silent revolution-News.com
Replies: 26
Views: 7129

Ouch...thats some scary specs! I started on the right track right from the beginning; I got pushed over the edge with 2x 120mm panaflo L1A's @ 12v and a stock old enermax dual fan. Back then, cases with stock 120mm fans were quite rare, but mine had 3 openings for them STOCK. I paid $180 for the cas...
by Gxcad
Wed Jan 26, 2005 9:11 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic Powersupplies - Why the two lines (SS vs ST)
Replies: 10
Views: 2663

There are obvious advantages to each. People with cases in which the 120mm fan will be blocked like mine can go for the more traditional one 80mm exhause of the Super Silencer. People who want to make a fresh air duct for their PSU would probably choose the SS, but ppl who want a lower stock noise l...
by Gxcad
Tue Jan 18, 2005 12:20 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Will Socket A coolers fit socket 370?
Replies: 7
Views: 2359

They will fit BUT make sure they use the clip system to mount and not the bolt through the motherboard method. Use your best judgement on clearance vs size of the heatsink. IIRC S370 mobos don't have mounting holes. I'd personally recommend heatsinks supporting 80mm fans but arn't too large or heavy...
by Gxcad
Tue Jan 18, 2005 12:11 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Which fan to replace CNPS7700?
Replies: 8
Views: 1867

Why not just get one of the orange Yate Loons that nexus use for their 120mm? Last I checked they were $4 a pop. Is supplies limited at this point?

-Ken
by Gxcad
Sat Jan 15, 2005 2:17 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: This fan looks like a NEXUS 120mm (FOR $8 + shipping)
Replies: 327
Views: 146690

Just FYI, the orange nexus are now selling for $4 each.

http://evertek.com/viewpart.asp?auto=13713

and even lower in quantity.

-Ken
by Gxcad
Tue Jan 11, 2005 12:05 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: This fan looks like a NEXUS 120mm (FOR $8 + shipping)
Replies: 327
Views: 146690

I forgot to mention but I ran mine at 12v for about 8 hours before trying the listening tests, just to warm them up and break in the bearings if that sort of thing exists for fans.

-Ken
by Gxcad
Fri Jan 07, 2005 5:28 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: This fan looks like a NEXUS 120mm (FOR $8 + shipping)
Replies: 327
Views: 146690

I received my orange yate loons yesterday, everything indicates these are EXACTLY identical to nexus 120mm from what I can tell (except the obvious...price and stickers). Compared to Panaflo 120mm (both the L1A and the OEM one with the unusual blade design they sometimes sell on ebay) these are FAR ...
by Gxcad
Thu Dec 30, 2004 1:14 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Move over L1A, Here Comes Yate Loon.
Replies: 14
Views: 14114

well availability of the yate loons is the killer, and you can always buy nexus, but then the killer becomes price. Panaflo is still the reference for 80mm, although not the top recommendation;).

-Ken
by Gxcad
Sat Dec 11, 2004 5:16 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Quiet PS2? Thin or old?
Replies: 3
Views: 1421

Quiet PS2? Thin or old?

Hey I wasn't sure where to post this but finding a post about Xbox made me think this area was appropriate enough. I'm in the market for a new PS2, and was wondering which would be a wiser choice from a noise standpoint: The new thin PS2? The old PS2 with the 60mm fan? The old PS2 as I understand it...
by Gxcad
Thu Nov 25, 2004 7:33 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Could antec phantom handle 24/7 use
Replies: 4
Views: 1552

might want to put that fan as the intake, you MIGHT get better temps and definately less dust in the case. On the otherhand, you might also get more noise since the fan is now closer to the ear, so you may want to experiment.

-Ken
by Gxcad
Thu Nov 25, 2004 7:23 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Lian 6070 case - heat problems
Replies: 12
Views: 3140

I think upgrading your cpu cooler may help you out a lot, I suggest the Zalman 7000 Alcu for example. It should cool significantly better than the flower cooler for just around $30 with a fan and fan controller included. At 5v on the included fanmate the 7000 AlCu is decently quiet. Just make sure y...
by Gxcad
Sun Nov 14, 2004 9:04 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Lubricating oil for HDD?
Replies: 14
Views: 2486

Do the mod in the bathroom after you run the hot shower for 10- maybe 15 mins. The steam in air tends to gather all the particles in the air and makes it settle, so IIRC run the shower for 10 mins hot, then let the steam settle, then do the mod leaving the inside of the hdd exposed for a little time...
by Gxcad
Fri Oct 22, 2004 10:08 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Is Arctic Silver right ?
Replies: 18
Views: 4444

generally most of the hardware community says using your old layer of AS is a nono, however I believe there is a possibility AS is just marketing for us to use more of their TIM. Can anyone confirm performance results of new vs reused layer of AS? Well, either way I still use a fresh layer. I've fou...
by Gxcad
Fri Oct 22, 2004 1:34 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: "whisper quiet" boots! Misleading marketing, again
Replies: 1
Views: 1481

"whisper quiet" boots! Misleading marketing, again

actually, some would consider this spam but I always watch strongbad email (a popular flash series) and today they had something that seems quite familiar around here...good laugh! They arn't focused on low noise mocking either, but maybe just a normal consumer that noticed a lot of "whisper quiet" ...
by Gxcad
Mon Oct 18, 2004 12:35 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Where is the carmelized sugar Zalman CNPS7700A- Chew?
Replies: 33
Views: 9063

ah, mike beat me to it, I was just about to say from the data presented in the reviews the zalman outperforms the sp series in low airflow situations, especially at very low flow (7000 @ 4v, for example). I am not sure about the xp series. I still like the zalmans because they come with more stuff a...
by Gxcad
Wed Sep 15, 2004 12:02 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD silence. Beyond the rubber band!
Replies: 25
Views: 7521

I agree that elastic suspension does NOT make ANY harddrive inaudible (well, maybe notebook drives are an exception, no comment on those). I find the comments of many members here (including Mike C!) about the wonders of elastic suspension to be grossly exagerated. While it makes a HUGE improvement ...
by Gxcad
Tue Aug 31, 2004 9:13 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: The "New" iMac G5
Replies: 55
Views: 37509

POLIST8 wrote:Who would flame you for saying games are better on PC? Everyone knows that!!! :D
LOL, good point.

-Ken
by Gxcad
Sun Aug 15, 2004 11:56 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Extremely undervoltable Socket A board?
Replies: 9
Views: 2869

I have a Abit KD7 and it goes from 1.1 to 2.325v (great range!). I'd gladly give up all of the top end if I can run at or below 1v. For the record I run my 1700+ tbred B at 1.16ghz at 1.1v for over a year now with absolute stability. It passes all torture tests with ease and can do the same at 1.2gh...
by Gxcad
Thu Aug 12, 2004 12:58 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman 7000B? 7700?
Replies: 22
Views: 6287

Anyone seen these heatsinks? http://www.legitreviews.com/reviews/775hsf/ apparently the thermaltake tower has an all aluminum version (excluding heatpipes) though it is still very tall meaning there will be torque. The asus heatsink looks even crazier than all other "crazy" heatsinks. They really ar...
by Gxcad
Wed Aug 11, 2004 1:03 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: feedback needed on case decision
Replies: 17
Views: 3988

I third against thermaltake, bad quality and lies. If it is not a proven product (such as the silent boost, which IS DECENT (but ripped off thermalright)) I simply would not give them a chance. Their reputation is very bad, and as mentioned they have too much bling. Kinda like Bose is for speakers, ...