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by RaNDoMMAI
Wed Jul 28, 2004 12:42 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD project.. "Bird-House" Some new mods.
Replies: 59
Views: 37959

Good work MonsterMac

Did your temps improve overall?

~RaNDoM
by RaNDoMMAI
Fri Jul 23, 2004 7:29 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: How silent/qiet is Shuttle's new SN95G5??
Replies: 19
Views: 9048

i dont know anything about the system, but i do know something a little about 92mm fans so far, there has been no 92mm fan that i have been happy with expect for the panaflo. but even that is only good at 5V and doesnt push much air. the ascoutcia 92mm fan is pretty good, but mine always seems to sp...
by RaNDoMMAI
Thu Jul 22, 2004 6:05 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD project.. "Bird-House" Some new mods.
Replies: 59
Views: 37959

i have finished installing the bird cage bluefront idea http://f2.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/random_mai/detail?.dir=/71da&.dnm=906c.jpg man was that a pain to do I had to drill out all these circle rivet things to get the HDD cage out. Then i found out i made my birdcage to big, i had to remove the FDD ...
by RaNDoMMAI
Thu Jul 22, 2004 4:43 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: MikeC's external PSU PC
Replies: 35
Views: 53938

i just wanted to update on my status with the external psu The nexus is back to normal, the fan is spinning slow again and i cant hear it at all unless i put my ear next to it, i guess it had to get use to being upside down. my overall temps are not much better. with case closed, my cpu idles at 44~...
by RaNDoMMAI
Thu Jul 22, 2004 4:11 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD project.. "Bird-House" Some new mods.
Replies: 59
Views: 37959

i havent put it in my comp yet. i was tried and went to bed pretty earlier yesterday. i have to work from 9-4 today. when i get home i will try it out and let you guyz know I am looking for some temp improvements, i alrdy have my samsung suspended using magic stretch and i dont hear any noise at all...
by RaNDoMMAI
Wed Jul 21, 2004 7:00 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD project.. "Bird-House" Some new mods.
Replies: 59
Views: 37959

i have completed the birdbox using all foam=P

http://f2.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/random ... .dir=/71da

I was to lazy to cut wood. o well

hope that link works

~RaNDoM
by RaNDoMMAI
Tue Jul 20, 2004 4:35 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Silent External Hard Drive Suggestions
Replies: 1
Views: 1455

i have the plumax external enclosure and it is fairly quiet(not by SPCR standards tho), i do feel if i keep the cover off i dont need the little 40mm fan.


~RaNDoM
by RaNDoMMAI
Mon Jul 19, 2004 5:43 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: MikeC's external PSU PC
Replies: 35
Views: 53938

Cable extensions? Why do you need anything like that? I don't use any in that set up, cables are long enough. The point is just to get it out of the box. And yes, turning it upside down is better. see... you saying that lead me to not buy any cable extensions and assume that my cables were long eno...
by RaNDoMMAI
Mon Jul 19, 2004 4:42 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: MikeC's external PSU PC
Replies: 35
Views: 53938

o MikeC i got a bone to pick with you The Nexus NX-3000 wires are to short. I did the external PSU mod like yours, i got the nexus laying on top of my PC right now with the exhaust grill cut out. But since the wires are to short, i am only using one HDD and one optical drive. good thing i had one wi...
by RaNDoMMAI
Mon Jul 19, 2004 4:38 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Shuttle: future plans
Replies: 4
Views: 2339

external PSU in development

now that is reat news,

any idea if it will be more juice or ahtlon base?

~RaNDoM
by RaNDoMMAI
Mon Jul 19, 2004 2:33 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD project.. "Bird-House" Some new mods.
Replies: 59
Views: 37959

What exactly does the wood do for this birdcage? From what i gather, the safety mat is what is holding the HDD in place and damping the noise All the wood is is support for everything also, have you tried this setup yet in a up and running system? i was wondering if your HDD temps improved thx ~RaNDoM
by RaNDoMMAI
Mon Jul 19, 2004 7:52 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD project.. "Bird-House" Some new mods.
Replies: 59
Views: 37959

Where could i get one of those yate loon fans at? Bluefront, would you mind if i copy your birdbox idea? I been looking into new projects for myself since my summerschool ended and work is still not giving me hours but my g/f has more hours at her work... I want to take out the drive cage of the BQE...
by RaNDoMMAI
Sun Jul 18, 2004 8:36 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD project.. "Bird-House" Some new mods.
Replies: 59
Views: 37959

What fan are you using?

~RaNDoM
by RaNDoMMAI
Sat Jul 17, 2004 6:30 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: shuttle SB81P review at sfftech
Replies: 2
Views: 1850

yeah i wish SFF were quieter, i love those little boxes.

~RaNDoM
by RaNDoMMAI
Sat Jul 17, 2004 6:23 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: AOpen EZ18 Questions. One at MikeC
Replies: 11
Views: 4459

thx for the input flyingsherpa I was really considing getting the AopeN. But i am too use to my machines that i cannot handle any noise at all. I have only had a change to see one sff and althought it was quiet, it was just not quiet enough for me. I have just two more questions for ya this fan nois...
by RaNDoMMAI
Sat Jul 17, 2004 4:58 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: AOpen EZ18 Questions. One at MikeC
Replies: 11
Views: 4459

How much fan noise are we talking about?

Like can you hear it from a meter away?

~RaNDoM
by RaNDoMMAI
Sat Jul 17, 2004 4:52 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: An SPCR success story
Replies: 6
Views: 3844

I know for my final noise source it was the HDD vibrating the the case.

Same drive rails in the BQE and sonata.

I use magic stretch to fix that.

soborthane is also higher recommended

~RaNDoM
by RaNDoMMAI
Sat Jul 17, 2004 12:33 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: MikeC's external PSU PC
Replies: 35
Views: 53938

well I was thinking of putting it to the right side behind the computer behind the desk so people wont see it, i wasnt planning to put it on top of the comp. but then i was thinking that there is no cable extensions for the big plug and also airflow wouldnt be that good at the bottom behind the comp...
by RaNDoMMAI
Sat Jul 17, 2004 9:42 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: MikeC's external PSU PC
Replies: 35
Views: 53938

RaNDoMMAI -- Easy to try it and see ;) alright i have a follow up questions since i wanna try this now. How long can i have cable extensions before it is bad? is there a bad? I know having long speaker wires is bad. also, i have a nexus 3000, should i flip it upside down so the air can get to the b...
by RaNDoMMAI
Sat Jul 17, 2004 7:37 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Sonata vs BQE - airflow vs silence?
Replies: 4
Views: 4363

Advantages of Sonata: - Better aesthetics - Quieter PSU & case I dont think the case is quieter and i believe the PSU is the same type just the sonata has a little more juice. either one is not that quiet IMO. also i dont think the sonata looks better then the BQE, the BQE has more a classic look, ...
by RaNDoMMAI
Sat Jul 17, 2004 6:57 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Stealth or Globe 120mm? Where to buy a Globe 120mm Fan?
Replies: 14
Views: 3863

I have to say i was not impressed with the globe fan, i talked to Ed about it and he thinks i just got a bad batch. To me, the globe fans sound exaclty like the evercool fans that people like in this thread http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=7274 neither are quiet IMO I like the nexus ...
by RaNDoMMAI
Sat Jul 17, 2004 6:43 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: MikeC's external PSU PC
Replies: 35
Views: 53938

Kind of a old thread, hopefully someone will read this

anyway

MikeC or anyway, do you recommend moving the PSU to the outside and taking away the exhaust fan in a Antec 3700BQE if there was a high end system in there?

like lots of heat coming out from the cpu and the vid card.

thx
~RaNDoM
by RaNDoMMAI
Fri Jul 16, 2004 2:02 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermaltake Venus 7+ HSF - Is it any good?
Replies: 10
Views: 2898

I dont think the zalman is overprice considering the best thermalright Heatsinks are 60 bucks

The ALCu is only ~30 bucks

anyway, if you have mounting holes in yuor mobo, i suggest getting the thermalright 948U for 20 bucks at SVC with a coupon, i forgot the code tho.

~RaNDoM
by RaNDoMMAI
Fri Jul 16, 2004 6:36 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Panaflo 80 "M" -- nice alternative!!
Replies: 47
Views: 18262

I know that this is an old thread.. but I just installed an old M1A into my case - 5volted it, and it clicks like CRAZY. The clicking is loud.. I guess it's just mine. Anyone else have the same experience? Betty. alot of new panaflo fans are made in china at a crappy factory now. Those are known to...
by RaNDoMMAI
Wed Jul 14, 2004 6:44 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Does anyone here have experience with the AMS ecube EG65?
Replies: 2
Views: 1671

Does anyone here have experience with the AMS ecube EG65?

Hey SPCR I was wondering if you have ever heard of AMS E-cube SFF machines. In particular this one here http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProductDesc.asp?description=56-101-607&depa=0 It has a thermally controlled PSU and some sort of xross blade cooling technology(some sort of exhaust pipe). Do you thi...
by RaNDoMMAI
Tue Jul 13, 2004 4:19 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: AOpen EZ18 Questions. One at MikeC
Replies: 11
Views: 4459

Thx for the quick repiy MikEC I am really interested in the AOpen and i would love to get the one you have for sale but i REALLY want a black one, acually a blue one would be super sweet. Do you think AOPen sells covers? if so, can you replace the front of the XC cube? I emailed them asking this but...
by RaNDoMMAI
Tue Jul 13, 2004 3:37 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Help Finding a new silent card please!
Replies: 8
Views: 2872

get the 9800 and the artic VGA silencer. it is really easy to put on. and together will be around 210-225. i think it is much safer then the huge zalmans

~RaNDoM
by RaNDoMMAI
Tue Jul 13, 2004 2:46 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: AOpen EZ18 Questions. One at MikeC
Replies: 11
Views: 4459

AOpen EZ18 Questions. One at MikeC

Hey guyz I have several question regarding the EZ18 1. On newegg, it says it only supports FSB 333 and RAM up to 333. Does this make me not able to use PC3200 RAM? Also, I want to put a mobile barton 2400 in it, would i be able to put the FSB to 200 and the mult to 11 and get a 2.2ghz out of it? 2. ...
by RaNDoMMAI
Fri Jun 25, 2004 4:18 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Very quiet Antec SLK3700AMB
Replies: 2
Views: 3022

Do you still have the NB fan on?

That little thing due me nutz and i dont even think it cool well.

everything else looks very nice

~RaNDoM
by RaNDoMMAI
Fri Jun 25, 2004 4:03 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: I just wanna thank everybody on this forum!
Replies: 3
Views: 1043

good to hear you are happy

would you mind posting your system specs

~RaNDoM