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by Gorsnak
Wed Feb 02, 2005 9:29 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Comment on yet another wood case design
Replies: 56
Views: 40518

Yeah, that's what I think too. And that means cutting an intake in the front, which defeats a large portion of the design philosophy here, with the bottom intake and rear exhaust. I was just playing on the CAD, and it looks like I'd go from 21" height to 18" height. Significant, but I was already sa...
by Gorsnak
Wed Feb 02, 2005 9:06 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Comment on yet another wood case design
Replies: 56
Views: 40518

Progress report: As seen below, the case is now sitting on my living room floor. Some assembly may be required. http://members.shaw.ca/djklassen/progress.jpg ragnar: mdf isn't a bad choice, really. Easy to work with, very stable. Thing is, I don't like its appearance. The only way I could see me lik...
by Gorsnak
Mon Jan 31, 2005 3:31 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Comment on yet another wood case design
Replies: 56
Views: 40518

Ok, lesson learned Gorsnak . You obviously know more about this than I do. I've seen pine panels crack all on their own (nothing fixed to them), but they admittedly were a whole lot bigger than the pieces you're using, and cracks were probably due to drying them too fast in the first place. Good lu...
by Gorsnak
Sun Jan 30, 2005 8:20 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Comment on yet another wood case design
Replies: 56
Views: 40518

1) Wood doesn't expand or contract to any appreciable degree due to temp variations. The expansion, contraction, and general movement of wood is due to variations in moisture content nearly exclusively. Now, I can tell you that the humidity levels in Saskatchewan range between very dry in summer, to...
by Gorsnak
Sun Jan 23, 2005 1:41 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Mobo hissing...I think
Replies: 22
Views: 8843

A little fiddling on my board suggests that the culprit is the little black cube in the extreme lower left of this picture: http://members.shaw.ca/djklassen/accs2left.jpg I can't quite make out what it actually is. I'm reasonably optimistic about my new case helping, since between the wood panels an...
by Gorsnak
Sun Jan 23, 2005 12:15 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Mobo hissing...I think
Replies: 22
Views: 8843

I've got an MSI nForce 2 mobo that hisses much like the OPs. I thought it was my hdd for the longest time, but it's not. Just moving a mouse around on dropdown menus and the like will make it go. High-pitched and very annoying. I have faint hopes that the new psu and gpu I'll soon be buying will cha...
by Gorsnak
Sun Jan 23, 2005 9:41 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Gigabyte passive GeForce 6800 running very hot
Replies: 6
Views: 2554

If it gets up to 100C, then you can use it to heat water to make ichiban without leaving the computer chair! How is this a problem? :D
by Gorsnak
Sun Jan 23, 2005 9:23 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Comment on yet another wood case design
Replies: 56
Views: 40518

I was thinking at the least I'd take a bunch of pictures during construction and post them, but an article would be quite doable as well. The hdd will be suspended. You may have noticed that it's just hanging in midair at the moment, but the plan is to extend a pair of dowels back from the front of ...
by Gorsnak
Sat Jan 22, 2005 9:25 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Comment on yet another wood case design
Replies: 56
Views: 40518

I've been a bit preoccupied with other things, but I've gotten back to revising the design. I've become convinced that resonance is an issue. I discussed this with my boss, and he says that high end speakers use 13-ply birch with internal ribbing to avoid it. Higher density helps, as does the multi-...
by Gorsnak
Fri Jan 14, 2005 2:32 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Arctic Cooling 4 Ultra TC HSF
Replies: 41
Views: 28388

On other other hand, maybe someone else closer to us would be willing to do this? I've got the hs and fan from a 2100XP (or possibly a 2000, can't remember) minus the screws that hold the fan onto the shroud. I'd imagine the postage would be pretty low. Good chance it's not the same as either of th...
by Gorsnak
Tue Jan 11, 2005 6:08 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Comment on yet another wood case design
Replies: 56
Views: 40518

[*] De Sjelle has a good point; I have read several stories of peoples wooden cases cracking because of rigid construction; I strongly suspect any cracking was due to wood that wasn't entirely dry when the case was built. Temp variations won't result in much expansion/contraction, but moisture cont...
by Gorsnak
Mon Jan 10, 2005 9:57 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Comment on yet another wood case design
Replies: 56
Views: 40518

Re: 1 more thing

If the psu is sucking in air will it draw air from inside the case through the vents near the hard drive? Put a partition below the case floor separating the psu intake from the computer case intake so air will come in from the front, by the hard drives, and out the top. We want the psu to just gra...
by Gorsnak
Mon Jan 10, 2005 9:33 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Comment on yet another wood case design
Replies: 56
Views: 40518

I am planning on recessing the case fan in a fashion similar to the psu, I just haven't drawn that in yet. I need to model the mobo and hsf better first so I can see what the clearances are, but the idea is to stack a couple layers of wood on the inside of that hole - maybe 3 in total, for a depth o...
by Gorsnak
Mon Jan 10, 2005 6:34 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Comment on yet another wood case design
Replies: 56
Views: 40518

Comment on yet another wood case design

My current case (low end design scarcely above beige box level) has lousy airflow, and I've been lusting after that passive Gigabyte 6800 gpu. I'm also long past ready to take a big step forward in quieting my computer, which is currently much better than stock but still nothing close to silent. So,...
by Gorsnak
Mon Dec 15, 2003 4:27 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan lead extension
Replies: 6
Views: 1600

Oh, and yeah, just twisting the wires together should be fine (you did cut back the insulation a little ways to bare the copper, right? :D). I've got an ac adaptor that switches from 3v to 9v in 1.5v increments that I've been using to check out fans recently. I just clipped the jack off the end and ...
by Gorsnak
Mon Dec 15, 2003 4:21 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan lead extension
Replies: 6
Views: 1600

In addition to using a 12v ac adaptor, you could use a 9v or 7.5v or 6v, if you'd like the fan to spin slower, or an adaptor that switches between outputs if you'd like it to be adjustable. (btw, generally speaking the wire with a white stripe coming from the adaptor is the positive, no stripe is ne...
by Gorsnak
Wed Dec 10, 2003 3:32 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Question about AC Copper Silent 2
Replies: 12
Views: 2293

I guess I was too polite...didn't get a dang thing. Not even a few bucks store credit. Ah well, I did succeed in getting their product description changed, and all in all I might be happier with this hsf anyways, since it's perfectly possible to put in some fan speed regulation myself. I'm not limit...
by Gorsnak
Tue Dec 09, 2003 7:33 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: I modified my refrigerator to cool my PC!!!
Replies: 33
Views: 11976

Well, my kitchen/dining/living room is all one area, with just a divider wall full of holes between me and the fridge. The fridge is louder than my pc, so I can't see that I'd be gaining anything by making the fridge run a higher % of the time. That's just me, though. If I had a liquid cool system, ...
by Gorsnak
Mon Dec 08, 2003 9:53 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Question about AC Copper Silent 2
Replies: 12
Views: 2293

I'm currently not in the possession of any means of regulating the fan speed. I could probably whip up a voltage regulator out of spare parts at work, though I don't know that there's any point in it until I do something about my hard drive.
by Gorsnak
Mon Dec 08, 2003 9:01 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Question about AC Copper Silent 2
Replies: 12
Views: 2293

Well, now we're making progress. The temp control version is in fact the Copper Silent 2 TC (Revision 2), and not the Copper Silent 2 (Revision 2) that I've got. Good lord. Arctic Cooling's marketing dept needs to hire a consultant who will inform them of the value of clarity and brevity in model na...
by Gorsnak
Mon Dec 08, 2003 8:47 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Question about AC Copper Silent 2
Replies: 12
Views: 2293

Hmm. I shall go peruse the AC website, I guess. My box says "arctic cooling Copper Silent 2 Revision 2 Noise Reduced" which appears to be the same model designation as that in Russ's review. http://members.shaw.ca/djklassen/accs2right.jpg http://members.shaw.ca/djklassen/accs2left.jpg As you can see...
by Gorsnak
Mon Dec 08, 2003 7:29 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Question about AC Copper Silent 2
Replies: 12
Views: 2293

CPU's a 2000+ I wasn't expecting the same temp/rpm as the review - matter of fact I was expecting an idle temp around 50 or even higher, precisely because of the higher case temp, etc. But the long and short of it is that there is most definitely not anything wedged down into the heatsink, and there...
by Gorsnak
Mon Dec 08, 2003 6:23 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Question about AC Copper Silent 2
Replies: 12
Views: 2293

Question about AC Copper Silent 2

So today my Arctic Cooling Copper Silent 2 (Rev 2) arrived from Frontier, to replace the stock AMD hsf. No more 5k rpm 60mm fan howl. :) So far it seems to be working, keeping the cpu temp around 43-44C. However, I have a question. The review of this product suggests that a mid-40's cpu temp should ...
by Gorsnak
Fri Nov 28, 2003 7:38 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervoltable Motherboards: ADD to the list!!
Replies: 313
Views: 352733

MSI K7N2G-L (socket A, nForce 2) has the same undervolting options as its big brother, the K7N2G-ILSR, namely, 1.55-1.8v
by Gorsnak
Thu Nov 27, 2003 6:33 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Where should I put an exhaust fan?
Replies: 2
Views: 1041

Where should I put an exhaust fan?

I'm planning on adding a case fan (exhaust) to my box, which currently only has the psu fans for general air movement. The box does have a rear fan mount at about the mid-point top to bottom. However, when I pull off the side panel, there's a very obvious temperature gradient from top to bottom. It'...
by Gorsnak
Tue Nov 25, 2003 7:19 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Oiling Ball Bearings?
Replies: 8
Views: 2717

I should think that a little puff of graphite would be much better than oil, as it wouldn't be a dust magnet or result in any leakage issues. Assuming that you're inclined to try anything at all, that is.