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by fanerman91
Thu Nov 11, 2004 6:44 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Quiet and cheap power supply for my roommate?
Replies: 11
Views: 3109

Update, my roommate wants to upgrade the comp, so new power supply. Fairly cheap and quiet stock would be great. Thanks
by fanerman91
Tue Nov 09, 2004 1:05 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Quiet and cheap power supply for my roommate?
Replies: 11
Views: 3109

Quiet and cheap power supply for my roommate?

Update:

After playing World Or Warcraft beta, my roommate has decided that an upgrade is in order, meaning, time to pick out some quiet parts for him :) . What's a power supply with perhaps more headroom than the one you recommended but still quiet at stock? ie, 400 watts
by fanerman91
Sun Nov 07, 2004 1:41 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Computer cooling philosophy/technique.
Replies: 16
Views: 3974

I tend to use the first 3. I use the fan control to lower the fan's speeds to well, the minimum, except for the CPU Panaflo, which I can't hear through the case and through my desk, so it's at 12V. After the fan's speeds are at minimums, I just forget about them, never adjusting them after that. My ...
by fanerman91
Sun Nov 07, 2004 1:39 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: NV Silencer 5 noise
Replies: 19
Views: 4484

Has there been any discussion/rumors about a Rev 2 for this Silencer series?
by fanerman91
Sun Nov 07, 2004 1:36 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Bad luck putting 3rd party heatsink last time. Try it again?
Replies: 4
Views: 1561

Maybe I'll try it in a bit.... not just yet though (ordered too much after the computer breaking debacle). It seems safe, and easier to install than the VGA Silencer. I haven't seen any reports of the vid card not workng after the install.
by fanerman91
Sat Nov 06, 2004 12:11 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: NV Silencer 5 noise
Replies: 19
Views: 4484

Does plugging it into a fan controller eliminate the clicking completely? Does lowering the RPMs reduce it to the noise level of say... the VGA Silencer Rev 3?
by fanerman91
Fri Nov 05, 2004 6:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Dvorak keyboard layout, anyone used it?
Replies: 124
Views: 57144

Here's a reply that's not borderline flaming (just a small update on my Dvorak experience)... After a little bit of getting used to... I consider myself fairly proficient at both Dvorak and Qwerty. It took awhile to get used to Qwerty again but I think I got it. Switching between the 2 isn't too bad...
by fanerman91
Fri Nov 05, 2004 1:38 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Loud CPU? anyone hear high pitch whining sound from A64 ?
Replies: 17
Views: 11538

So any new word on the high pitches? I despise high pitches but a Socket 754 Athlon 64 may be my best upgrade option. Can people with Athlon 64s post here if they do/don't hear the whine?
by fanerman91
Wed Nov 03, 2004 1:05 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: First Sound Files
Replies: 45
Views: 41648

I don't know if they're loud enough or if their volume is the same when they're close to empty (or constant while you spray), but how about one of the compressed air dust blower cans? Anybody that deals with computers has one (or in my case, needs another). You can recommend a specific brand from so...
by fanerman91
Wed Nov 03, 2004 12:59 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Bad luck putting 3rd party heatsink last time. Try it again?
Replies: 4
Views: 1561

Bad luck putting 3rd party heatsink last time. Try it again?

I put an Arctic Cooling VGA Silencer 9600XT and it didn't work afterwards. I've seen a couple posts about other people having similar problems (but having success by putting the stock heatsink back on). Most of the time the diagnosis I read (in my case as well) was a short circuit due to the heatsin...
by fanerman91
Wed Oct 27, 2004 12:37 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: vid card may be dead. AGP 8x vid card on 4x mobo?
Replies: 1
Views: 1456

vid card may be dead. AGP 8x vid card on 4x mobo?

I remember a year or so ago the difference wasn't a big deal, but is that still the case now? I have a 4x motherboard and I was running a 9600XT with an Arctic Cooling VGA Silencer Rev 3... but I encountered a problem other people had, involving what may be a short circuit or lack of contact or some...
by fanerman91
Sat Oct 23, 2004 4:51 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Really strange problem with Radeon 9600 Pro and VGA Silencer
Replies: 12
Views: 2987

I'm using a 9600XT. Sorry for not mentioning it. Did you get it to work? What did you end up doing?
by fanerman91
Fri Oct 22, 2004 7:46 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Really strange problem with Radeon 9600 Pro and VGA Silencer
Replies: 12
Views: 2987

What's the shim? I'm having a similar problem (again). I had it over summer but I managed to fix it. I figured the Arctic Silver 3 caused a short circuit, so I covered the area surrounding the center (where the heatsink makes contact) with electrical tape. It fixed it for a time. But after I OCed th...
by fanerman91
Wed Oct 20, 2004 8:00 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: What's the difference between these Seasonics?
Replies: 2
Views: 993

What's the difference between these Seasonics?

I'm looking at http://www.svc.com/seasonic.html , and I'm thinking of getting either the Super Silencer 400 or 460 Watt. From browsing the forums, it seems like the 400 Watt gets more recommendations, but the 460 Watt is only $5 more. Is it any louder? Any less efficient? Also, what's the difference...
by fanerman91
Sat Oct 16, 2004 12:47 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fun Town Foam.
Replies: 16
Views: 3380

Bluefront, Were you pleased with the Fun Town Foam's ability to dampen? Can you give any examples of its effectiveness? How did you attach it to the case? I'm just asking for more general details if you don't mind. I'm looking for a cheap alternative to Acoustipak. I don't need any drastic reduction...
by fanerman91
Fri Oct 15, 2004 12:23 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommend a Silent Mouse and Keyboard?
Replies: 477
Views: 642100

Is there anybody that knows of a quiet mini-keyboard? That is, a keyboard without a numpad and with a length of about 30cm/12" or 35cm/14". Right now I'm using a Viewsonic KU-201. It has a numpad but it has the arrow keys integrated into the side like laptop keyboards. It's also just as silent. How...
by fanerman91
Sun Oct 10, 2004 7:54 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU Whine PLAGUE
Replies: 4
Views: 1589

I have a question related to this but I didn't want to start a new thread.

Is coil whine at a high pitch? I can hear a high pitched whine come out of my PSU duct. Is that coil whine?
by fanerman91
Fri Oct 08, 2004 8:04 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Headphones to counter computer noise
Replies: 14
Views: 3408

From what I hear, active noise cancelling headphones don't work at all frequencies (and most don't sound good). I think your best bet is the earplug type canal phones (Ety's, Shures) or a closed larger headphone (The Sennheiser HD-280s would be good). For more info, check out http://www.head-fi.org ...
by fanerman91
Wed Sep 22, 2004 10:35 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Dvorak keyboard layout, anyone used it?
Replies: 124
Views: 57144

ascii I meant that the navy test was the only one that was cited heavily by both sides (though I suppose the Strong one got a lot of attention as well). But hardly any other tests were mentioned, and those that were were mentioned only briefly. I was hoping you could link more tests. When I did rese...
by fanerman91
Wed Sep 22, 2004 12:34 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Dvorak keyboard layout, anyone used it?
Replies: 124
Views: 57144

I don't understand how comfort and speed can't be related. It seems like minimal finger movement and switching between hands are the keys to fast typing, and are the keys to comfortable typing as well. But I have no real hard evidence. Edit: Actually, I might be wrong here after reading more. I supp...
by fanerman91
Fri Sep 17, 2004 5:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Dvorak keyboard layout, anyone used it?
Replies: 124
Views: 57144

UPDATE

It's been over 2 months... and another update (for no reason at all) I did 93 WPM in a 1 minute burst and 79 in 3 minutes. At typingtest.com again. BTW... the first couple weeks were the hardest. I was practicing only a couple hours a day. But I was practicing drills (linked in this thread). The wor...
by fanerman91
Mon Aug 16, 2004 11:50 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: quiet keyboards, do you know of any?
Replies: 12
Views: 3719

I'm using a viewsonic ku-201 from newegg for about $30. It has laptop style keys. I like it. It's also sort of "mini". It has a numpad but the arrows are scrunched like ther are on a laptop. I like this because I want the mouse to be closer to the home rows than on the standard keyboard (people I've...
by fanerman91
Sat Aug 07, 2004 2:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Dvorak keyboard layout, anyone used it?
Replies: 124
Views: 57144

Oops. I meant here.
http://www.typingtest.com/
as outlined on the first page.
by fanerman91
Sat Aug 07, 2004 12:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Dvorak keyboard layout, anyone used it?
Replies: 124
Views: 57144

Just took Huck Finn at 3 minutes after practicing Dvorak on and off for a month.

Gross Speed 57 WPM
Errors 6 Words
Net Speed 55WPM
Accuracy 96%

Not bad. I still make a bunch of mistakes though.
by fanerman91
Fri Aug 06, 2004 3:43 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Coloring a case
Replies: 7
Views: 1899

teejay,

How were your results? Did you get a glossy finish? How glossy?
by fanerman91
Fri Aug 06, 2004 2:18 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: To duct or not to duct? (Advice please) *EDIT* I ducted
Replies: 3
Views: 1748

*just to bump* I decided that I didn't have much to do and a duct wouldn't increase noise levels too much. Temps are down to "no side panel" levels. I may have exagerrated the low temps from before because the weather had been somewhat cool back then. It's getting hotter now. Noise levels are still ...
by fanerman91
Fri Aug 06, 2004 1:20 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Coloring a case
Replies: 7
Views: 1899

Coloring a case

I've had this old generic beige thing for forever and a half. I decided to stick with it and just mod it rather than get a better case because it seemed fun and I needed the experience and had the time. The goal was get better airflow and temps while minimizing noise. I made a PSU duct, a CPU duct, ...
by fanerman91
Fri Aug 06, 2004 12:39 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: is panaflo 80mm that much quieter?
Replies: 23
Views: 5922

http://www.svc.com/pan80.html has them for $7. I got mine from there and they are in fact the L1As. The site is reliable (I haven't had a problem ordering from there numerous times) It's not just shape of fin that matters. It's construction ("fluid dynamic bearing") that makes it quieter, minimizin...
by fanerman91
Thu Jul 29, 2004 10:52 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: To duct or not to duct? (Advice please) *EDIT* I ducted
Replies: 3
Views: 1748

To duct or not to duct? (Advice please) *EDIT* I ducted

I've finished modding the comp. It is very very quiet. Almost silent, and probably just about there if I put it completely under my desk. (I reduced all fan vibration, reduced HD vibration, built a PSU duct, undervolted CPU, undervolted all fans except the CPU fan). It's very hard to tell the differ...
by fanerman91
Wed Jul 28, 2004 1:49 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Power consumption of next gen video cards
Replies: 8
Views: 2556

I'm not sure if my question was answered or not. Can anybody clarify?