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by fanerman91
Tue May 24, 2005 11:42 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 400 GB HDDs - Which?
Replies: 11
Views: 3509

I'm really happy with my new Wb 320 (JB) Silent and very very very cost effective, at least here in Sweden. I am too. The only problem is that he asked for a 400GB hard drive and Western Digital doesn't make 400GB hard drives yet. Are you both referring to the Western Digital WD3200JD? http://www.n...
by fanerman91
Tue Jan 04, 2005 12:03 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Reasonably priced 3200 AMD-64 MB + CPU?
Replies: 8
Views: 2176

3200 comes in both Winchester (S939, 90nm) and Newcastle (S754, 130nm) varieties. I have a Newcastle I got from Fry's. It's bundled with an ECS 755-A2. It's a solid performer, don't let the Fry's guys fool you. It doesn't have the best overclocking features, but it's rock solid and performs well at ...
by fanerman91
Sun Jan 02, 2005 12:36 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Recent Nidec Samsung hard drives from NewEgg?
Replies: 16
Views: 4278

I'd also be interested if someone got an SP1614C nidec.
by fanerman91
Sat Dec 25, 2004 3:15 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Just installed NV5 on 6800, get beeps when comp shuts down
Replies: 3
Views: 1523

I was very careful with the memory and not letting the ceramique get on the sides. *UPDATE* I get artifacts in games. Now I'm gonna need to fix this if possible... Should I try a VERY thorough cleaning? Try the stock thermal compound? Is there anything I can do at all? I just got the freaking video ...
by fanerman91
Fri Dec 24, 2004 11:01 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Just installed NV5 on 6800, get beeps when comp shuts down
Replies: 3
Views: 1523

Just installed NV5 on 6800, get beeps when comp shuts down

It makes a series of beeps whenever I shut down. I just installed the NV5 silencer. The hardware was the same as before and it didn't make any beeps until I installed. I also tried switching video cards and there were no beeps on shut down. Should this be a cause for concern? *EDIT* My friend who ha...
by fanerman91
Wed Dec 22, 2004 3:35 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Found a shop carrying spinpoints w/ nidec motors.
Replies: 19
Views: 6550

silencery,

Did you just call gogocity at their customer service number? What is this "will call" you talked about? Thanks
by fanerman91
Fri Dec 17, 2004 4:31 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: fan mate doesn't slow it down enough - ideas?
Replies: 7
Views: 2563

Maybe you should just get a new fan. If the voltage is too low, the fan may not ever start spinning.
by fanerman91
Fri Dec 17, 2004 4:05 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 7200.8 400GB at NewEgg for USD 343.00
Replies: 12
Views: 2833

How quiet are they supposed to be? I could sure go for a large capacity quiet HD...
by fanerman91
Fri Dec 17, 2004 3:41 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: RAM sinks on HDs. Yay? Nay?
Replies: 11
Views: 2512

RAM sinks on HDs. Yay? Nay?

Should I try it? Will it help cooling? Right now I have a fan blowing on them... but if I try to change my drive cooling, the fan may end up blowing on the hard drive cage and not the hard drives directly. Should I try getting some RAM sinks?
by fanerman91
Fri Dec 17, 2004 1:28 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Replacing chipset active coolers with passive ones
Replies: 1
Views: 852

Replacing chipset active coolers with passive ones

How do I know what size to get? I want an Epox 9NDA3J but it has what I imagine will be a noisy fan on the motherboard. I want to replace it, probably with an Alpha 9.5 mm thick fan (I'll have a 6800 with NV Silencer on it, there should be room right?). I don't know what size to get though. http://w...
by fanerman91
Fri Dec 17, 2004 2:09 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Thermalright XP-90 review
Replies: 75
Views: 70746

In the review, is there any particular reason you didn't have the Panaflo 80L blowing up as well as down like the two 92m fans? Just curious.
by fanerman91
Fri Dec 17, 2004 1:20 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: How to fit Arctic Cooling Silencer on 3-pin fan controller?
Replies: 5
Views: 1963

How to fit Arctic Cooling Silencer on 3-pin fan controller?

Did you manage to shove it in? It didn't seem secure that way. I'm thinking of doing some wire splicing. Is there an adapter somewhere? The only ones I've seen are 3-pin to 4-pin. Not 2-pin to 3-pin. I have a generic 3.5" controller. Should I get the Zalman Fanmate 1? Will it fit snugly there? The r...
by fanerman91
Sun Dec 05, 2004 5:30 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Have a 6800 and NV5? Please vote!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 2384

bump...
by fanerman91
Sun Dec 05, 2004 2:12 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 80 mm fan little louder and blows more air than Panaflo?
Replies: 3
Views: 1160

80 mm fan little louder and blows more air than Panaflo?

For a somewhat quiet but non-silent application, what's a fan that pushes... ohh about 30 CFM and has a mid-20s dB noise level out of curiosity?
by fanerman91
Sun Dec 05, 2004 12:32 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Quiet and cheap power supply for my roommate?
Replies: 11
Views: 3109

Yup. I sent you a PM on Anandtech. Thanks!
by fanerman91
Sun Dec 05, 2004 1:57 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Quiet and cheap power supply for my roommate?
Replies: 11
Views: 3109

Little update (not really about PSUs so I'll keep it short): Roommate upgraded. Fry's deal for CPU/mobo. I insisted he get a Zalman 7000 AlCu something something. Best of all... he got a new case! He decided he might as well get everything new and have a complete comp he can take home. He got a good...
by fanerman91
Sat Dec 04, 2004 1:54 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Does it matter if foam is touching the motherboard?
Replies: 6
Views: 1844

Okay. I'll just stick with the other side.
by fanerman91
Fri Dec 03, 2004 11:57 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Does it matter if foam is touching the motherboard?
Replies: 6
Views: 1844

Does it matter if foam is touching the motherboard?

From the back. Usually there's a small clearance space for the mobo. If I put foam inside to dampen, it would end up touching parts of the mobo. Is that a big deal? Should I trim parts of the foam?

Thanks
by fanerman91
Mon Nov 29, 2004 11:30 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Pay extra for a 939 or just stick with a 754 Athlon 64?
Replies: 5
Views: 2313

Okay. If I went ahead and got "value" ram, thus most likely limiting my overclock, would the S939 still be better?

A 3000+ S939 + decent mobo will probably be $270-280

A 3200+ S754 + ECS mobo will probably be $220-230
by fanerman91
Sat Nov 27, 2004 9:25 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Suspending an HD cage with 2 HDs? I have some questions
Replies: 3
Views: 1439

Not lower than about 10 cm high. High enough for my 92mm case fan to blow unobstructed.
by fanerman91
Sat Nov 27, 2004 8:41 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: How to make indirect escape paths for noise?
Replies: 1
Views: 1027

How to make indirect escape paths for noise?

The "Cases: Basics and Recommendations" article says that the front bezel should act as a baffle that forces sound to travel at odd angles so they lose intensity. How can this be done? (I'm not playing devil's advocate, I just don't know how and want to find out) Is there an effective simple design?...
by fanerman91
Sat Nov 27, 2004 4:07 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Suspending an HD cage with 2 HDs? I have some questions
Replies: 3
Views: 1439

Suspending an HD cage with 2 HDs? I have some questions

Right now my HDs are sitting on a piece of foam, "hogging" all the intake air from the fan in front of my case. But I have a CPU duct that needs to be closed because of noise issues, so I want to use the intake fan as a real intake fan, and that means suspending the HDs. It seems easier to suspend t...
by fanerman91
Sat Nov 27, 2004 3:39 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Pay extra for a 939 or just stick with a 754 Athlon 64?
Replies: 5
Views: 2313

Sorry I haven't had a chance to respond. I should mention that I'm not much of an OCer and I'd rather not OC if I don't have to. dshreter, The goal is just for the CPU and vid card to become obsolete at the same time. I already have the vid card so I have to choose a CPU/mobo that will have a simila...
by fanerman91
Tue Nov 23, 2004 10:56 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Pay extra for a 939 or just stick with a 754 Athlon 64?
Replies: 5
Views: 2313

Pay extra for a 939 or just stick with a 754 Athlon 64?

Normally I'd just get the 939 because it seems like a better deal, but the thing is I'm stuck with an AGP vid card for now. I got a 6800 because my 9600 died suddenly. I was planning on getting a new processor anyway. The two sides are... The 939 probably isn't much more expensive but has great over...
by fanerman91
Mon Nov 22, 2004 9:55 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Have a 6800 and NV5? Please vote!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 2384

mathias wrote:Before anyone replies, I think you should add a dead GPU option.
Oops you're right. Thanks
by fanerman91
Mon Nov 22, 2004 9:44 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Have a 6800 and NV5? Please vote!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 2384

Have a 6800 and NV5? Please vote!!!

Specifically with the 6800 and the NV Silencer 5. I know several users (including me) had problems with the 9600 series and the Arctic Cooling VGA Silencer Rev 3. The noise on the 6800 is unbearable but I don't want to make a switch if there's a risk of failure (yes I'm being paranoid here)
by fanerman91
Fri Nov 19, 2004 5:43 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommend a Silent Mouse and Keyboard?
Replies: 477
Views: 642058

As a follow-up to my post a couple messages up, I ended up getting the Ortek MCK-88. I'm quite pleased with it. It's pretty quiet (just as quiet as my Viewsonic KU-210, though a different kind of noise). It feels solid still. I'd recommend it to anybody looking for a quiet mini keyboard.
by fanerman91
Fri Nov 19, 2004 3:39 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is the noise from HDs directional?
Replies: 2
Views: 1039

Is the noise from HDs directional?

I'm referring to both seek noise and just idle spinning. Does it come from a certain direction or everywhere?
by fanerman91
Thu Nov 18, 2004 1:30 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Using an old PSU on an AMD64
Replies: 21
Views: 5212

oakdad wrote:They say PSU should have 24a of 12v for the 939s.
What about for 754s?
by fanerman91
Mon Nov 15, 2004 3:10 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Are SATA drives any louder than IDE drives? and other quest.
Replies: 3
Views: 1371

Are SATA drives any louder than IDE drives? and other quest.

1) Are they louder? I need more HD space. 2) Is SATA support on new motherboards practically standard now? (I'm getting a new mobo/cpu soon anyway) 3) How much faster are they than IDE? 4) Are they going to replace IDE? If I'm getting a new HD, should I might as well go with SATA? 5) Are Samsung and...