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by marc999
Thu Apr 17, 2003 6:02 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 120mm Fortron: SPCR testbench snapshot/preview
Replies: 41
Views: 12649

Right now, I would lean towards the SilenX, but I find that with most things, I don't really know the product till I've lived with it for a while. That makes sense. Especially with something like quiet computing. It's perhaps a little more subjective (in terms of type of noise and how annoying we p...
by marc999
Thu Apr 17, 2003 5:21 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 120mm Fortron: SPCR testbench snapshot/preview
Replies: 41
Views: 12649

Mike,

So what do you think is quieter then:

1. A modified PSU (with unrestrictive grills/vents) using a Panaflow L1A @ 5V for a fan or,

2. An (unmodified) 14 dBA SilenX PSU
by marc999
Thu Apr 17, 2003 4:44 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: What's the best way to hook up a L1A to an IDE Power Cable ?
Replies: 14
Views: 4007

Also think about getting a Zalman Multi adaptor, it is very cheap and converts from a single 4-pin molex to 2x 5v 3pin + 2x 12v 3 pin connectors. Perfect solution for multiple fans.. I can't remember exactly where, but in one of the threads here at SPCR I read that these things can actually make no...
by marc999
Thu Apr 17, 2003 4:38 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: What's the best way to hook up a L1A to an IDE Power Cable ?
Replies: 14
Views: 4007

Excellent. Now I only have to do the work for the 5V adaptor !!
Thanks guys !!
by marc999
Thu Apr 17, 2003 1:49 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 120mm Fortron: SPCR testbench snapshot/preview
Replies: 41
Views: 12649

Fans are light, and you can use fan isolators, but you couldn't do that with a PSU I think another approach is to isolate the fan inside the PSU. I'm confused? Aren't the above the opposite ? Either way, I did send an email to Silicon Accoustics and asked them if you can use their blue fan isolator...
by marc999
Thu Apr 17, 2003 1:20 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 120mm Fortron: SPCR testbench snapshot/preview
Replies: 41
Views: 12649

Thanks for the link.

Perhaps you could use grommets plus those nylon screws from Home Depot that was mentioned in the thread, "Grommets from Radioshack".
http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewto ... radioshack
by marc999
Thu Apr 17, 2003 1:05 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: What's the best way to hook up a L1A to an IDE Power Cable ?
Replies: 14
Views: 4007

Mr. Bundy,

You rock !! That is exactly what I'm looking for (of course I would have like'd to have bought a product that didn't requried the mods - but I'll just have to live with it !!).

Thanks for your great help !!
by marc999
Wed Apr 16, 2003 9:05 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: What's the best way to hook up a L1A to an IDE Power Cable ?
Replies: 14
Views: 4007

I'm not sure if that's it. Either one looks very possible. What I want to do is take my Panaflow fan and plug it into a "thingie" that both: 1. Allows me to connect my stock Panaflow fan into a typical 4 pin "Molex" cable from my PSU, and 2. Makes the Panaflow operate at 5V (instead of 12V) It would...
by marc999
Wed Apr 16, 2003 8:43 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 120mm Fortron: SPCR testbench snapshot/preview
Replies: 41
Views: 12649

halcyon, psu silical gel dampening mat (to isolate psu from the case) I've never heard of the above before. Please let us know where you get these (once you find out). I'm sure it couldn't hurt and they're probably not that expensive. I'd probably buy one regardless of what your impression was - jus...
by marc999
Wed Apr 16, 2003 8:33 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: What's the best way to hook up a L1A to an IDE Power Cable ?
Replies: 14
Views: 4007

So how does it work? (let me clarify the question here ..........)
I noticed that the 3 Pin goes to two 4 pin connectors. Is one (of the 4 pin connectors) wired for 5V and the other for 12V?
by marc999
Wed Apr 16, 2003 8:29 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Panaflow won't spin when connected to native PSU connector
Replies: 3
Views: 1627

Rusty075,
Those are both TRULY EXCELLENT suggestions. I'm not sure when I'll get a chance to try things out, but I'll let you know when I do !!

Thanks very much !!
by marc999
Tue Apr 15, 2003 1:37 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Panaflow won't spin when connected to native PSU connector
Replies: 3
Views: 1627

Panaflow won't spin when connected to native PSU connector

I tried modifying my Q-tech PSU with a low Flow Panaflow fan. The immediate "barrier" was the termination. My Panaflow has two wires that (for whatever reason) terminate on a 3 hole (female) connector. This 3 hole connector is exactly like the ones used to plug in your HSF/Case Fans into your Mother...
by marc999
Tue Apr 15, 2003 1:16 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: What's the best way to hook up a L1A to an IDE Power Cable ?
Replies: 14
Views: 4007

What's the best way to hook up a L1A to an IDE Power Cable ?

I read Mike's article, "Build a Simple 12V/5V Switch for Fans" so I have a fairly good idea, but I don't really need a switch, so what's the easiest way just to hook up my Panaflow L1A to an IDE connector off of a Power Supply? Is the only way to strip the wires on each and twist them together then ...
by marc999
Wed Feb 05, 2003 5:58 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Nexus iStyle case now at Silicon Acoustics
Replies: 10
Views: 6531

I've wondered about this case too !! Hopefully silentpcreview will do a review of it soon (hint, hint !!). :D
by marc999
Wed Feb 05, 2003 5:51 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Is no cover on a case bad ?
Replies: 9
Views: 5270

I think you might find that it is your graphics card causing the whine Since I'm going for quietness, my graphics cards is rather pathetic. It's an ATI Xpert 2000 Pro. I guess it's possible it's the card, but I would tend to think that a more high end card would do such a thing since my low end car...
by marc999
Fri Jan 31, 2003 9:44 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Is no cover on a case bad ?
Replies: 9
Views: 5270

Currently I have my case open and because I have my hard drive enclosed in an anti-noise box, it makes no noise. The CPU fan is near silent because it's a Panaflo. My only real complaint is the Power Supply. I've got a Q-tech, and the fan is kinda loud and the odd time is makes a high pitched whine....
by marc999
Fri Jan 31, 2003 5:54 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Is no cover on a case bad ?
Replies: 9
Views: 5270

So is it possible then that a well ventilated case could perhaps even out perform an open case (temp wise), due to the fact that the air is moving over the components, and not stagnant ?
by marc999
Thu Jan 30, 2003 3:21 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Is no cover on a case bad ?
Replies: 9
Views: 5270

Is no cover on a case bad ?

Basically, the subject is useless unless the following assumption is true: that an open case is cooler than a closed case. I haven't tested this in any great detail, but if I'm wrong, please let me know because that would kibash this whole thread. Assuming the above is correct, is there anything wro...
by marc999
Thu Jan 30, 2003 3:12 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New "Silent" case from Lian-Li
Replies: 14
Views: 7658

So does this case have a see-through side panel or is that just a custom option that Directron is offering ? I hope you can get it with just two regular aluminum sides !! I don't have the desire to make the inside of my PC look like a rave party.