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by RaNDoMMAI
Tue Aug 31, 2004 7:20 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Thermal Take Silent Viking
Replies: 8
Views: 3740

I don't trust anything with the word "Thermaltake" on it. I still cant believe all the people who say the silent boost HSF is "silent" That heatsink was HUGE and the fan was horrible. My thermalright 900A ownz it big time!!! And then there are the people who think the TT True silent PSU are quiet, ...
by RaNDoMMAI
Tue Aug 31, 2004 7:14 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: shuttle zen st62k advice
Replies: 3
Views: 2611

To me it made a huge difference. The temps did go way up tho. I only keep the fan at 7V and i cant hear it at all. The problem is the harddrive. I have a 160gig Samsung and it is quiet, but you can still hear it late at night and sometime seeks are audible. I really think that NO SFF machine can be ...
by RaNDoMMAI
Tue Aug 31, 2004 7:05 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: The "New" iMac G5
Replies: 55
Views: 37509

never really been interested ina MAC but this thing is really neat How does the 1.6 G5 and 1.8G5 compare to athlons and pentiums chips? Also, how upgradable are these things? are MAC harddrives like uber small or something? uses the same RAM as PCs now right? 256mb in these little things seems kind ...
by RaNDoMMAI
Mon Aug 30, 2004 7:18 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: shuttle zen st62k advice
Replies: 3
Views: 2611

not to sure how to answer question one, my advise is to learn how to do it yourself that way if you have a problem , you may be able to pinpoint it easier. It is not hard at all and the zen was one of the easest build i have ever done, including the HDD mod and fan change. 2. anything from a 2.4C to...
by RaNDoMMAI
Sat Aug 28, 2004 1:43 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: New DiamondMax 10!!
Replies: 32
Views: 12222

the new maxtor was praised on the new issue of maximum PC with there new dream machine on the cover.

I just wish maxtor were quieter, i still have a 40gig that is like 5 years old that has been on 24/7 since forever.

~RaNDoM
by RaNDoMMAI
Fri Aug 27, 2004 7:50 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Search For Quiet keyboard is OVER!!
Replies: 16
Views: 4199

Could i ask what makes you say that? I've dissassembled a few keyboards in my time, they're all built pretty much the same way, like this. And anyway, i think this keyboard's more likely to be typed on than danced on.. griff Ehh, i never opened up a keyboard or anything, i just figure that since it...
by RaNDoMMAI
Fri Aug 27, 2004 7:45 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Less than silent
Replies: 10
Views: 4622

if you got the money

grab one of these
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDe ... =0vvvvvvvv

should solve your problem and make your case cooling

~RaNDoM
by RaNDoMMAI
Tue Aug 24, 2004 4:58 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Search For Quiet keyboard is OVER!!
Replies: 16
Views: 4199

that thing has to mess up after a while. like ghost buttons or something. something like DDR matts after some months

~RaNDoM
by RaNDoMMAI
Mon Aug 23, 2004 4:46 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My quick and simple PSU duct (plus clean wiring!)
Replies: 9
Views: 6031

loving the cleanness man, i just cant do it myself for some reason

~RaNDoM
by RaNDoMMAI
Sun Aug 22, 2004 1:17 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: newegg now carrying seasonic
Replies: 6
Views: 1784

finally, now if we just get them to carry more panaflo models and make them cheaper i would be all set

~RaNDoM
by RaNDoMMAI
Tue Aug 17, 2004 6:31 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New wooden case project begins tomorrow
Replies: 38
Views: 15108

the frozencpu site has wood cases that were normal steel cases and added wood to them?

How do they do that?

and yeah these cases cost a whole bunch! 300+

~RaNDoM
by RaNDoMMAI
Sat Aug 14, 2004 9:58 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New ANTEC Case and new PSU, 3700AMB,3700BQE or 2650BQE?
Replies: 23
Views: 7484

Very interesting, If I could find one without the PSU in my country it would be no doubt. I just checked though and that doesn't seem to be the case =(. Does anyone know if the 350S-PSU in 3700BQE is quiet? Edit: Do you recommend a front fan in 3700BQE? Antec does not. I think I'll need it in order...
by RaNDoMMAI
Sat Aug 14, 2004 6:18 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New wooden case project begins tomorrow
Replies: 38
Views: 15108

wow i just found this thread and now i got a question :lol:

How come we dont see retail wood computer cases?

I bet they can make some real nice looking cases out of wood.

any reason like EMI or fire or something?

TIA
~RaNDoM
by RaNDoMMAI
Fri Aug 13, 2004 4:34 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: 3700BQE side pannel lower latch won't stay closed.
Replies: 7
Views: 2424

my latches are weird too now, only one will close and the other doesnt. ususally the bottom.

I dont really care anymore as i been opening and closing my case so much trying new things.

~RaNDoM
by RaNDoMMAI
Wed Aug 11, 2004 5:53 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: hardcore gaming+small+quiet=possible?
Replies: 14
Views: 8313

@Twill i have lug my zen back and forth for a while now and the shock cords do a great job holding it in place. i check every time i move it to make sure the HDD didnt move too. i was very worried at first about the HDD touching the NB heatsink. I guess the shork cables i got from walmart arent as c...
by RaNDoMMAI
Tue Aug 10, 2004 2:16 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: hardcore gaming+small+quiet=possible?
Replies: 14
Views: 8313

@Twill It is possible to suspend your HDD in the shuttle space. please check out the zen article http://www.silentpcreview.com/article139-page6.html i have a zen now and although it is super quiet, it is not silent, i can still hear seeks every now and then since the zen is so close to me. I think e...
by RaNDoMMAI
Sat Aug 07, 2004 12:48 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Intel's Plans for 478 & T Socket processors
Replies: 17
Views: 5886

what is intel trying to do with these new processors?

Are they going to be more bang for the buck or something?

~RaNDoM
by RaNDoMMAI
Fri Aug 06, 2004 7:28 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: AOpen EZ18 Questions. One at MikeC
Replies: 11
Views: 4459

Hey guyz I ended up getting a silver zen shuttle after all. I switched out the stock fan for a panaflo L1A at 6~7V and i suspended the HDD. It is uber silent expect when i am using the HDD alot, then i hear seeks. i'm not to sure what to do about the seeks. MikeC thinks i should get a 80gig notebook...
by RaNDoMMAI
Thu Aug 05, 2004 6:33 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Build the best CPU exhaust duct.
Replies: 17
Views: 6007

what were your temps before? or did you not have your 2.4 set up before?

Can you post someting maybe in silent front thread with all your mods to this case and set. like cliffs notes with links to these threads.

thx Bluefront, your projects are good readings.
~RaNDoM
by RaNDoMMAI
Wed Aug 04, 2004 2:24 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: is panaflo 80mm that much quieter?
Replies: 23
Views: 5922

too bad nexfan dont have the M1A in stock, i read the thread MikeC posted about them and i was looking to get one for my zen machine to replace the L1A.

I could of use about 4 more L1A too for a upcoming build too.

darn

~RaNDoM
by RaNDoMMAI
Wed Aug 04, 2004 1:42 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: is panaflo 80mm that much quieter?
Replies: 23
Views: 5922

arent the panaflos at newegg M1A?

~RaNDoM
by RaNDoMMAI
Tue Aug 03, 2004 2:06 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: SLK-900A & Fan Combo
Replies: 7
Views: 1988

You can not use the Nexus fan that RaNDoMMAI mentioned in combination with the fancontrol build into your motherboard. The Nexus 92mm fan has a RPM wire on a three pin connector, but it is powered via a 4-pin molex pass through connector. Have you tried the fancontrol without the RPM sensing? Fanco...
by RaNDoMMAI
Tue Aug 03, 2004 1:55 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zalman's fanless WC rig reviewed: Reserator1
Replies: 144
Views: 98376

May interest some people who have this already to know

Recall of something
http://www.zalman.co.kr/usa/support/rma/recall.asp

~RaNDoM
by RaNDoMMAI
Tue Aug 03, 2004 5:51 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: SLK-900A & Fan Combo
Replies: 7
Views: 1988

I think nexus has a 92mm fan with rpm sense, but i think it is really slow and not a good choice for cpu cooling.

Also, there are the 92mm panaflo M1BX, but they are not quieter then the 80mm oanaflo L1A
~RaNDoM
by RaNDoMMAI
Tue Aug 03, 2004 5:49 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic Tornado 300 A3 is THE powersupply
Replies: 28
Views: 10021

OMG! This thing sounds like a TORNADO! Today, I purchased the 300W Super Tornado after reading the reviews on this site. I was in the market for a quiet PSU...too bad I still am. This thing is horrible. It is extremely noisy. According to the sticker on the box, I have v.1.3 Which one should I get ...
by RaNDoMMAI
Mon Aug 02, 2004 4:50 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung SP1614N wth JVC motor - still quieter than WD2000JB?
Replies: 15
Views: 3870

I recently got a 160gig samsung from newegg with the evil JVC motor. To my surprise, it is just as quiet as all my other samsungs. The only problem i had with it was seeks, it had hearable seek from a meter away But as soon as i suspended it, the seeks were gone, dunno why. I have been using it for ...
by RaNDoMMAI
Sat Jul 31, 2004 9:18 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: We can get temps and voltages from the Shuttle Zen!!
Replies: 53
Views: 20248

I guess i did word that weird. I know undervolting and underclocking is different. But i was thinking that if i ran the 2.6C at 2.4C speeds, then i could also go even lower on the core voltage. i figure i wouldnt even be able to tell the diffence between 2.4 and 2.6 anyway. anyway, i remember readin...
by RaNDoMMAI
Fri Jul 30, 2004 7:46 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Does anyone here have experience with the AMS ecube EG65?
Replies: 2
Views: 1671

Hey thx for the reply AmazingRando I was beginning to think no one had this little machine. I acually ended up buying the Zen and for the most part i like. I switched out the fan with a panaflo L1A and i suspend a 160 samsung with shock cords just like in Ralfs review. At a meter away i cant hear it...
by RaNDoMMAI
Fri Jul 30, 2004 3:25 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: We can get temps and voltages from the Shuttle Zen!!
Replies: 53
Views: 20248

Alright thx hyslopc I got speedfan working and accordign to ti my idel temps are Temp 1 62C Temp 2 45C Temp 3 49C HD0 42C I dont think these temps are very good. What do you guyz think? I have a P4 2.6C at stock speeds and voltage and i changed out the fan for panaflo L1A at 5V using a zalman fanmat...
by RaNDoMMAI
Thu Jul 29, 2004 7:26 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: We can get temps and voltages from the Shuttle Zen!!
Replies: 53
Views: 20248

What speed fan are you guys using and where can i download it?

My Zen with speedfan 4.14 only shows the harddrive temp

thx
~RaNDoM