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by RaNDoMMAI
Thu Dec 30, 2004 9:09 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Is this true about PFC
Replies: 11
Views: 2974

thx guys, the more info i learn the better.

~RaNDoM
by RaNDoMMAI
Thu Dec 30, 2004 5:33 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Is this true about PFC
Replies: 11
Views: 2974

Is this true about PFC

Power Factor Correction makes the utilities companies happy, but it certainly doesn't SAVE you energy. Industries get billed by power factor, but home users only get billed by KWH, so power factor correction doesn't help you. Actually, active power factor correction will COST you more, since it suc...
by RaNDoMMAI
Sat Dec 18, 2004 1:17 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Unusually quiet Seagate 7200.7 made-in-China 80G HDD
Replies: 45
Views: 38163

I just got a 200gig seagate that says made in china and it is louder then my samsung 160gig HDD

~RaNDoM
by RaNDoMMAI
Thu Dec 16, 2004 1:38 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic: Silencer vs. Tornado
Replies: 19
Views: 7202

but you can mod the seasonic SS with a 80mm panaflo for super low noise uber easy

~RaNDoM
by RaNDoMMAI
Thu Dec 16, 2004 7:50 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silverstone's Flagship: Temjin TJ06 PC case
Replies: 197
Views: 128151

Thomc wrote:
Alternately, do you know of any other v2.0 power supplies that are quiet, have 12cm fans and have long enough cables?
you could always buy cable extensions. i had to do that when i tried moving my psu outside the case. but then the cables get to long...

~RaNDoM
by RaNDoMMAI
Mon Nov 15, 2004 7:55 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: How silent/qiet is Shuttle's new SN95G5??
Replies: 19
Views: 9014

I acually just made the shuttle SN95G last weekend for my little bro to play EQ2

It is not too bad. Like it is quieter then Dell computers at my school.

But, it is no way near silent, i could not sleep with it on in my room. But all my friends say it is quiet enough and i am crazy.

~RaNDoM
by RaNDoMMAI
Mon Nov 15, 2004 7:49 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: NewEgg reviews....believable?
Replies: 15
Views: 4113

they posted my bad review of the thermaltake silent boost. but then it got a bunch of good review, i still cant believe people think it is quiet

~RaNDoM
by RaNDoMMAI
Fri Nov 05, 2004 6:12 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Rosewill RE501-BLK/Bluefront modded..pics.
Replies: 8
Views: 3010

was it the fan that light up purple or a light inside? does it appear to be a forton based psu?

~RaNDoM
by RaNDoMMAI
Sun Oct 31, 2004 6:09 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: New Shuttle models
Replies: 1
Views: 1625

To answer the question , No. There is no SFF machine as quiet as the zen. Just cant be done with a fanned PSU and fanned vid card. now, if you want quiet, then yes other sff machines can be quiet. But in no way "silent". Even with the zen, you are going to have vibration problems with the harddrive....
by RaNDoMMAI
Sat Oct 30, 2004 4:24 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Shuttle ST62K assembly/tweaking notes
Replies: 36
Views: 14080

I just got a ST62K, bit dissapointed.... You have to change out the fan. but anyway, i wonder why i didnt read this thread before. my zen even after suspending the HDD had vibration problems too. i just stuck a heavy toy on it and it is done with. here is the pic http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/rando...
by RaNDoMMAI
Sat Oct 23, 2004 4:53 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Why you need silent system?
Replies: 53
Views: 29295

I dunno about you z_unit, but alot of my friends and family have gave me praise for quieting their computer. Noise is define as unwanted sound. So therefore i want it to go away. simple as that. I didnt drop tons of money on nice speakers just to have a fan roaring in the backgroup. I like having a ...
by RaNDoMMAI
Thu Oct 14, 2004 5:26 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Reserator + Fanless PSU + 2.5" HDD?
Replies: 14
Views: 3080

3. yes you will be mad at the AC in your house and then your keyboard and mouse and then even your heartbeat. 4. The quest for peace never ends unless you live in a cave 5. It will help? but seriously i have a shuttle zen with a panaflo at 7V as the only fan and the only thing that i hear is the stu...
by RaNDoMMAI
Thu Oct 14, 2004 5:20 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommend a Silent Mouse and Keyboard?
Replies: 477
Views: 641098

...btw, is there a webpage that has a list of all the keyboard shortcuts?... Here is a list for IE that you may find handy (a lot carry over to other apps also) Thx a bunch, i will try these out in Firefox when i get a chance @Sam Williams I just got the UltraX and the love the look and feel but th...
by RaNDoMMAI
Fri Oct 01, 2004 5:25 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is There a God?
Replies: 174
Views: 89805

Wow I cant believe no one said anything about aliens yet! I personally would rather believe we were put here by aliens then by a “god”. Do you guys really think as big as the universe is, that we are the only intelligent creatures?

~RaNDoM
by RaNDoMMAI
Sun Sep 26, 2004 3:02 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 2.5" 80GB 5400RPM 8Mb cache (MP0804H) or other?
Replies: 10
Views: 3142

I have the zen shuttle with a normal 3.5 160gig samsung drive and i am quiet happy with it. Here are some pics http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/random_mai/detail?.dir=/71da&.dnm=be24.jpg The only noise i hear is seek noise and for some reason that went away a while ago. i guess the drive had to burn in...
by RaNDoMMAI
Sat Sep 25, 2004 8:38 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 2.5" 80GB 5400RPM 8Mb cache (MP0804H) or other?
Replies: 10
Views: 3142

i am pretty sure MikEC has been recommending the 80gig samsgun notebook drive.

So if i am correct, it must be really quiet.

not to sure if you can hard mount them, just try it first and if you dont like it, then suspend it tightly so it doesnt more when you travel.

good luck

~RaNDoM
by RaNDoMMAI
Sat Sep 25, 2004 4:58 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: SilverStone Temjin 6, seems like a neat new idea
Replies: 9
Views: 2507

SilverStone Temjin 6, seems like a neat new idea

SilverStone Temjin 6
http://www.anandtech.com/casecooling/sh ... i=2219&p=1

Wind tunnels seems like a neat idea.
130 bucks isnt too bad either.

Any comments on this case design?BTX good?

~RaNDoM[
by RaNDoMMAI
Fri Sep 24, 2004 7:52 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cases with 120mm fans
Replies: 272
Views: 428803

http://thermaltake.com/xaserCase/tsunami/tsunamimenu.htm Layout and features are very similar to the Antec SLK3700AMB, but it's about half the weight. I'd love to see a review of this case. Front ventilation looks pretty poor. Rear grill is crappy, a lá 3700AMB, would need removal. That said, I'd l...
by RaNDoMMAI
Fri Sep 24, 2004 7:47 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cases with 120mm fans
Replies: 272
Views: 428803

I just got this case from newegg for a recent build

Aspire X-Dreamer II

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproductde ... 026&DEPA=0

It is suppose to have two 80mm fans on the back, but the one i got has a 120mm. I can take pics if anyone wants to see.


~RaNDoM
by RaNDoMMAI
Wed Sep 22, 2004 6:19 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: aluminum briefcase pc
Replies: 11
Views: 6471

whoa, i didnt think they made glue strong enough to do that.

btw, i notice that you rheatsink is surronded by the elastic. Is that safe? it wont burn or something?

thx
~RaNDoM
by RaNDoMMAI
Wed Sep 22, 2004 5:31 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My ultra-quiet gaming monster (newbie post)
Replies: 2
Views: 3573

sweeet

My NEC 2500a is exetremly quiet, i am sure the NEC 3500 is just was quiet and is only 76 bucks right now.

i wish i could afford the zalman watercooling

kudos to you
~RaNDoM
by RaNDoMMAI
Wed Sep 22, 2004 5:26 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: aluminum briefcase pc
Replies: 11
Views: 6471

what did you use to stick the harddrives tot he side panel? and what did you use to secure the motherboard down?

neat stuff

~RaNDoM
by RaNDoMMAI
Mon Sep 20, 2004 4:50 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommend a Silent Mouse and Keyboard?
Replies: 477
Views: 641098

So Ralf, What mouse do you use with your PSK5000 and UltraX? Errm, I'm a trackball guy so my mouse doesn't count. :) (I use an MS Trackball Explorer, FWIW. It's clicks are as loud as a standard mouse but it doesn't bug me. I tend to use my keyboard in place of my mouse quite often. Keyboard shortcu...
by RaNDoMMAI
Sun Sep 19, 2004 4:43 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommend a Silent Mouse and Keyboard?
Replies: 477
Views: 641098

So Ralf, What mouse do you use with your PSK5000 and UltraX?

I really like the MX700 alot, i REALLY love the front and back web side buttons and the up and down scroll buttons.

Is there anything like that that is quiet?

~RaNDoM
by RaNDoMMAI
Mon Sep 13, 2004 5:21 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: It's cheap, it's quiet and best of all it's also FAST! :D
Replies: 15
Views: 5417

What do the blue sticks do?

~RaNDoM
by RaNDoMMAI
Mon Sep 13, 2004 4:03 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Thermalright XP120 cooler: The new King
Replies: 182
Views: 121273

Ralf Hutter wrote: Image
This is the globe fan i have.

did you use a normal zalman fanmate to undervolt these? mine did not start under 6V, maybe i just have a bad pair?

~RaNDoM
by RaNDoMMAI
Mon Sep 13, 2004 12:05 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Thermalright XP120 cooler: The new King
Replies: 182
Views: 121273

Ralf,

Is your globe fan thermally controlled? i have 2 globes fans and i find them very loud. Do by anychance have a nexus fan?

great review as always.

~RaNDoM
by RaNDoMMAI
Sun Sep 12, 2004 8:00 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Thank you SPCR
Replies: 7
Views: 2319

Likif wrote:The downward spiral of silencing. Such an expensive maelstrom.
yes very expensive because of false adverisment and bad reviews from other sites=(

I just end up listening to MikeC and Ralf anyway

~RaNDoM
by RaNDoMMAI
Thu Sep 09, 2004 7:24 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: One-fan computer, quiet, clean, cheap, few mods.
Replies: 22
Views: 14001

@jools

having a PSU with a 120mm fan is not an important thing, in fact, i think it is not good at all for a "quiet" system.

Please read this thread
http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=9303

~RaNDoM
by RaNDoMMAI
Thu Sep 02, 2004 4:16 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec Phantom is here!
Replies: 27
Views: 9367

Hmm... a fanless PSU by antec. Expect it to be noisy still :) They will have a tiny speaker playing a fan noise @ 35dB ^.^ LOL I dunno man, i found the antec fan in my BQE case to be pretty awesome and undervolted it is silent with no clicking, best 120mm fan i have used yet expect maybe the nexus ...