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by marc999
Fri Jun 13, 2003 9:40 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Canadians Beware, Don't Use UPS for Shipping !!
Replies: 24
Views: 8472

Canadians Beware, Don't Use UPS for Shipping !!

I ordered some computer stuff from PC Mods.com in the US My order came to $95.16 US (approx $133 CAD at the time) UPS shipping was $20.00 US (UPS Ground for 3lbs package) Now here's the best part. Brokerage fees: Entry prep fee $26.50 Disbursement fee $5.75 Additional tarrif lines $15.00 Total UPS B...
by marc999
Wed Jun 11, 2003 12:09 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Smart Drive 2002 - heat issues with AcoustiPack?
Replies: 2
Views: 1678

I plan on doing the same thing but with my new Raptors (two in RAID 1). Right now I have them in the Smart Drive 2002 mounted at the front of my D8000 case. There is still a bit of whine though, so I need to first try the AccousitPack everywhere else and see if that's good enough. If not, I will be ...
by marc999
Wed Jun 11, 2003 8:49 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: SilenX Jaro Temp Controlled Fan
Replies: 11
Views: 2788

Al Bundy, I was going to try some of those Ahanix Silenx fans from Colorcase.com but they won't ship to Canada (or anywhere outside of the USA for that matter). :( I don't get it. Almost EVERY site I've found in the States will ship to Canada, I don't know what these people have against us Canucks. ...
by marc999
Wed Jun 11, 2003 8:24 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Pentium M in servers!
Replies: 13
Views: 2772

So does this mean we will be able to buy a desktop/ATX motherboard for it now?
by marc999
Tue Jun 10, 2003 12:47 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Placing PSU at hte bottom of the case.
Replies: 8
Views: 6566

Nope, but I recently came to the same conclusion. I hope they start making cases one day with the PSU slot at the bottom. I don't know if you can do this as a personal mod because once you screw in an ATX MOBO, the bottom PCI slots/cards take the back bottom of the case up, leaving no spot to put th...
by marc999
Tue Jun 10, 2003 12:24 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan Misinformation
Replies: 16
Views: 8491

Jafb2000 wrote: Best 120mm = PAPST 4312MV or NMB B10 - 21dB(A) & 27dB(A) Best 80mm = NMB B10 or Panaflo L1A or the rare slotted Panaflo I haven't heard of the Papst 4312MV so I decided to check it out. I guess it's a thermally controlled fan. I don't really understand how these work. Do they get the...
by marc999
Wed Jun 04, 2003 9:08 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: :( A sad day...
Replies: 14
Views: 6233

Yeah, Quiet PC here in Canada (quietpc.ca) is great too. I was calling just to enquire about the Nexus, when they asked why I wanted it. I said because my Qtech one that I bought from them had a slight whine. They shipped me a brand new Q-tech PSU (an upgraded model with Active PFC) without any ques...
by marc999
Fri May 30, 2003 9:09 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec SLK3700 - My Idea For Quiet Computing....
Replies: 42
Views: 14694

Another thing. If the AcoustiCase C6XXX is like my D8000 from Coolcases, it doesn't have a removable MOBO tray. I believe the Antec SLK-3700 does (you should double check that though). Anyway, I must admit I'm not very mechanically inclined, I put together my system for the first time in my D8000 on...
by marc999
Fri May 30, 2003 8:58 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: No Vibes or Smart Drive?
Replies: 23
Views: 6593

Al Bundy wrote, At around $59 US (at directron.com), the standard Smart Drive 2002 is definitely a very nice, and reusable, luxury item. It is not a cheap solution - but after all, it does work right out of the box and can be installed in under ten minutes. In my experience, there is a slight but un...
by marc999
Thu May 29, 2003 12:47 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec SLK3700 - My Idea For Quiet Computing....
Replies: 42
Views: 14694

Have you tried both the 120mm L1A and M1A at 5V? Sorry, I was directing that question more towards Ralf as I know he has a lot of experience with fans. If Ralf says the M1A is louder than the L1A at 5V due to him actually listening to both , then I could be quite certain about which of these confli...
by marc999
Thu May 29, 2003 9:53 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Mobile Pentium 4M in a normal motherboard?
Replies: 15
Views: 16181

From what I've read on forums.anandtech.com in the CPU forum, the P4M will drop right into to any s478 p4 board. If that's true, then the Pentium-M (Banias) should be put right at the top of our recommended CPU list. You may be able to passively cool one of these puppies with a SLK900U or CNPS7000-...
by marc999
Thu May 29, 2003 9:37 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Seen this yet? fanless "heatsink" pc case + psu
Replies: 51
Views: 22655

Thanks Ken for bringing this case to our attention. Funny thing is, it just occured to me this last week that a company should come out with a case where the case itself was used as a heatsink. It makes terrific sense. I demand royalties !! :D Geeze, I just spent a whole wack of cash on a modified D...
by marc999
Thu May 29, 2003 9:15 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec SLK3700 - My Idea For Quiet Computing....
Replies: 42
Views: 14694

Ralf wrote, No, that's the medium speed version and it's not the one to get. You need to get the Model FBA-12G12L1A. It's the low-speed version Have you tried both the 120mm L1A and M1A at 5V? The reason I ask is because near the beginning of this post Athlon Powers wrote, The quietest 120mm fan und...
by marc999
Tue May 27, 2003 8:26 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Beware - New idea with a new cooler (Areocool Deep Impact)
Replies: 11
Views: 3733

I agree with GamingGod, I would really like to see a review too :!: I bet this thing could passively cool a Tualatin Celeron no problem (which is what I have :D ). That's of course if it fits the Tualatins, but it looks like it would.
by marc999
Mon May 26, 2003 10:29 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Dell Optiplex: comparing cases?
Replies: 39
Views: 28184

I know you're probably sick and tired of people saying, "don't do it!" but I have to give my 2 cents. First of all, I understand what you're saying about wanting to have it pre-built. Not everyone wants to DIY. That's cool. But what I've gathered from this and other posts on Dells, is that there is ...
by marc999
Sat May 24, 2003 2:46 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Decoupled Metal Fans Quieter ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1538

Mike wrote: If it is a clicker, the clicking happens just as loudly held in the hand as when mounted in a case. The reason I specified decoupled, is that even if a metal fan clicked less, if it wasn't decoupled from the case, the metal fan on metal case vibrations would make one heck of a racket tha...
by marc999
Sat May 24, 2003 10:30 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Decoupled Metal Fans Quieter ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1538

Hmmm. I took Mike to mean the frame of the fan, not the fan itself. Mike, which is it ?
by marc999
Fri May 23, 2003 5:07 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Panaflo 80 "M" -- nice alternative!!
Replies: 47
Views: 18256

Dammit !! Just when I thought my OCD picked up on something that others may have missed. One day I will have a break through, one day !! (or maybe just a break down) :D P.S. - Still, it may be worth trying for the 120mm Panaflows. If I decide to splurge and buy one and try it out, I'll let ya'all kn...
by marc999
Fri May 23, 2003 3:24 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Decoupled Metal Fans Quieter ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1538

Decoupled Metal Fans Quieter ?

Under Recommended Fans -> Why do DC Fans Click? Mike C wrote the following: Each small torque causes a minute contracting of the entire fan structure and results in an audible clicking noise while the fan is operating. Therefore, is it safe to assume, that if decoupled from the case, given the exact...
by marc999
Fri May 23, 2003 3:00 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Flexible fanduct and noise?
Replies: 9
Views: 2681

Hi Snakebite.

Just reading through some old threads and came upon this one. I like your idea and was just wondering if you found sucess. Would you like to share with us any knowledge you have gained ?
by marc999
Thu May 22, 2003 8:40 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Panaflo 80 "M" -- nice alternative!!
Replies: 47
Views: 18256

Ralf Hutter wrote, I tried some of the 80mm FBLs back when Silicon Acoustics carried them and they didn't seem to cool better or any more quietly than regular L1As The key here is the CFM range of 17.5 CFM to 36.5 CFM. If you were undervolting the 80mm fans, then that would place them under 17.5 CFM...
by marc999
Wed May 21, 2003 2:48 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Quiet pc as compared to dell...
Replies: 21
Views: 16519

Athlon Powers wrote: except the SX260, nothing can beat that thing. Hmmm, that's kinda demotivating. :( However, keep in mind that at work the ambient noise is much higher than at home. Therefore, it may not be as quiet as you think. I remember I had to start work at 6:30am for awhile and at that ti...
by marc999
Wed May 21, 2003 1:27 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Panaflo 80 "M" -- nice alternative!!
Replies: 47
Views: 18256

morganw wrote: (FBLs have louvers in the body for supposedly better CFM/dB) I am very surprised that no one else has commented on this !! :!: I checked out the link in his post and there was a graph showing that the above is true, but for only a given range of CFM. Looking at the graph this is about...
by marc999
Wed May 21, 2003 7:32 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Plug in the wall Molex fan tester ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2987

Al,
I like that ATX Power Supply Tester do-hickie !! That's a great idea !! I haven't even received my first order from Directron, and now I have to place another. Oh well. :D

The other ideas are great too, but for a lazy person such as myself, this looks like the easiest way. :wink:
by marc999
Tue May 20, 2003 8:09 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Plug in the wall Molex fan tester ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2987

Thanks ruprag. I was kinda hoping for an "out of the box" solution but I guess if there's no such thing, then at least now I know where to start !!
by marc999
Tue May 20, 2003 2:29 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Plug in the wall Molex fan tester ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2987

Plug in the wall Molex fan tester ?

Is there such a device that you just plug into the wall and it has a simple 12V DC Molex plug for you to test fans? This weekend I had to do it with my power supply in my computer, but that means other fans/hard drives, etc. are making noise, so you can't really just test that one fan all by itself ...
by marc999
Tue May 20, 2003 8:28 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Building First Quiet PC - Antec 3700 Questions
Replies: 31
Views: 15930

Get well soon Ralf. I hope you're doing okay and aren't in too much pain. The problem is that the 120 x 38mm Panaflo has a thicker-than-normal flange and the normal size isolators won't quite fit. I recently got some different isolators that may work better. I'll be trying them out when I get back o...
by marc999
Sun May 18, 2003 7:44 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Raptor: 10 000 RPM / Quiet / Fast !!
Replies: 9
Views: 3466

JimK,
Yes, you're right, I meant RAID 1. Sorry, my bad!! If I decided to take the plunge, I will let everyone know how it goes. (I still may chicken out and go the 7200.7 route - but I doubt it).
by marc999
Fri May 16, 2003 10:52 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Raptor: 10 000 RPM / Quiet / Fast !!
Replies: 9
Views: 3466

snutten, Thanks for the info !! I think I'm going to be brave and go ahead with the (somehow decoupled) Smart Drive 2002 idea. If that doesn't silence it then I guess I'll have to silence the case itself with Acousti-Pack. I know I should go with a 7200.7 since silence is my first priority, but the ...
by marc999
Fri May 16, 2003 12:37 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Vain search for really quiet PSU
Replies: 30
Views: 13501

I think the problem is that power supplies are mounted at the top of a case. The original reason for this I think (when the ATX standard was first introducted) was because they were meant to be the only exhause for the case. Now that we have cases that have 120mm exhausts, this design is very proble...