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by marc999
Thu Jul 24, 2003 9:04 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: pure silver heatsink
Replies: 30
Views: 9081

Colt357TW wrote, BTW, as other comapny's Special Edition or Limited Edition models, the quantity is very limited and usually some of the customers just not able to obtain it due to reseller stock or not properly informed ahead of time. I would like to know what you think is better way to let our cus...
by marc999
Thu Jul 24, 2003 8:17 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: pure silver heatsink
Replies: 30
Views: 9081

Anyone have a feasible solution to cure greed?
Metal Detectors at the doors ? This may degrade employee moral though.
by marc999
Wed Jul 23, 2003 11:08 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: pure silver heatsink
Replies: 30
Views: 9081

I was looking for that article at 7Volts and so far I can't find it. What I did find though was this, which I thought was quite interesting:

"Cusil is a proprietary alloy of 72% silver and 28% copper that reportedly has better heat transfer characteristics than pure silver."
by marc999
Wed Jul 23, 2003 10:41 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SmartDrive 2002 bad experience
Replies: 10
Views: 3618

I've been running my two WD Raptors (10 000 RPM) both in a Smart Drive 2002s and so far no problems. I don't have my computer on 24/7 though, and I've only done this for about a month, but so far, no problems. I don't even have mine at the bottom of my case with a fan blowing on them !! (they're bot...
by marc999
Wed Jul 23, 2003 10:28 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: pure silver heatsink
Replies: 30
Views: 9081

I'm such an Uber Dork that the thought of a pure silver SLK-900 or whatever - really gets me excited (not in THAT kinda way though :wink: ). Maybe I should write into Thermalright and suggest this for a "special edition" version? I'd bet there's enough freaks like me out there that would snap these ...
by marc999
Tue Jul 22, 2003 4:27 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Opinions on WD Raptors
Replies: 26
Views: 8212

I really don't know to be honest. I'm confident they're OK. I had my Barracuda IV in a Silent Drive (not Smart Drive) and those things toast your HD. Anyway, it was fine (for the year and a bit that I used it). I had a sticker on it that indicated the max temperature - it shows 60 degrees Celcius. I...
by marc999
Tue Jul 22, 2003 10:18 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Raptor WD
Replies: 4
Views: 1861

happykingcow,
I just updated the above referenced thread with my WD Raptor experience. Hopefully it will answer at least some of your questions.
by marc999
Tue Jul 22, 2003 10:14 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Opinions on WD Raptors
Replies: 26
Views: 8212

I have two Raptors, both in Smart Drive 2002s, in RAID 1 (mirror). Even enclosed in the Smart Drives, I can still hear the high pitched whine. I still think that WD did a great job on the engineering of these drives, I can't imagine a 10 000 RPM drive being any quieter, even perhaps if it was manufa...
by marc999
Fri Jul 18, 2003 2:58 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Innovative (Quiet?) Thermaltake Products
Replies: 3
Views: 1279

The Peltier/TEC cooler adjusts its power requirements with the CPU load, which as far as I know is new: CPU in sleep mode: 4W CPU in typical mode (running office programs): ~15W CPU under maximum load: 73W Admittedly, 73W is a lot of heat, but some cases could handle that extra heat, especially ones...
by marc999
Fri Jul 18, 2003 1:09 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Innovative (Quiet?) Thermaltake Products
Replies: 3
Views: 1279

Innovative (Quiet?) Thermaltake Products

Since that post about the TT Silent Boost, my interest in TT products has perked. When placing an order at Bigfoot, I noticed they were selling this FAN SPEED H.M.L RPM. Setting Cable. http://www.thermaltake.com/products/accessories/switch.htm It seems like a good solution for those that need extra ...
by marc999
Tue Jul 15, 2003 9:28 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quiet 60mm fan to silence Playstation 2?
Replies: 23
Views: 11473

Bad news. I've failed miserably. :( Okay, now down to the details. The PS2 is probably about the most annoying, un-userfriendly thing to work with. Everything is cramped up and they have this stupid ribbon cable thing going on to connect things, and unless you have hands the size of a two year old, ...
by marc999
Fri Jul 11, 2003 10:04 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Drive mounting screws for D8000 / LX-6A19 / Antec SLK3700AMB
Replies: 3
Views: 1824

I don't know if you already tried this or not, but you could try contacting Jim from Coolcases. I bought a D8000 from him too and found him to be quite helpful. Anyway, if he can't himself, maybe at least he can point you in the right direction.
by marc999
Wed Jul 09, 2003 1:56 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Base-Only Intake?
Replies: 6
Views: 2559

You could get some 4"-6# rubber stands for the bottom of the case Where would you get these and what are they called ? I'm currently working on stands for my D8000. I made them of wood and am planning on covering the part that the computer sits of with felt. This sounds like it could have been a lo...
by marc999
Tue Jul 08, 2003 7:58 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: My theory behind silent air intake.. your opinion!..
Replies: 9
Views: 4481

Lian Li has a special computer case (PC-6070) designed for quietness in mind. It has no front vents as far as I know of. Instead, it's raised up off the ground and uses an intake at the bottom.
http://www.lian-li.com/product.php?acti ... 1e9bd82756
by marc999
Wed Jul 02, 2003 9:53 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: prosilent fanless psu, enough power for a 2.8 P4?
Replies: 20
Views: 5146

Good point.
by marc999
Wed Jul 02, 2003 9:41 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: prosilent fanless psu, enough power for a 2.8 P4?
Replies: 20
Views: 5146

Interesting info there Mike, thanks. However, I still think it could be worth trying. Two L1As or SilenX at 5V in a push/pull config may not push enough air to cause noise due to turbulence, but with the added pressure, that limited CFM can be fully taken advantage of. Maybe this config may not prov...
by marc999
Wed Jul 02, 2003 8:44 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: prosilent fanless psu, enough power for a 2.8 P4?
Replies: 20
Views: 5146

Mike C wrote, Not sure why you think this would be so much better than any other? Well, it makes use of the tunel theory like other quiet PSUs, which has already been discussed. However, since it has the advantage of having a fan blowing into the tunel, and a fan sucking out of the tunel, this shoul...
by marc999
Mon Jun 30, 2003 12:39 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: prosilent fanless psu, enough power for a 2.8 P4?
Replies: 20
Views: 5146

davsmith wrote, However, I have decided that my next target will be the Globalwin Super Silent 22dBA 420W ATX Power Supply - although this has two fans, in a straight through configuration, it should mean that the CPU heat will not affect it too much. Wow, I'm glad you brought this power supply to m...
by marc999
Tue Jun 24, 2003 1:33 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: On-board Diode vs. Mobo Diode - WOW!
Replies: 19
Views: 4885

I'm confused. oogabooga wrote, To get the CPU temp straight from the CPU, you need an Athlon XP or Duron Morgan (or higher) then Jan Kivar wrote, Having an Intel-based system helps a lot I have an Intel Celeron 1.3 Ghz. Can I get the temp straight from the CPU, and if so with what software ? Thanks !!
by marc999
Mon Jun 23, 2003 12:52 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: On-board Diode vs. Mobo Diode - WOW!
Replies: 19
Views: 4885

I have the same question as Siili. I never knew you could get the CPU temp straight from the CPU. How do you do this, what program do you run? Thanks !!
P.S. - I've been using the Winbond ones in Motherboard Monitor.
by marc999
Mon Jun 23, 2003 12:41 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Sonata and CPU fan direction
Replies: 12
Views: 3235

My D8000 has the same problem (the 120mm fan right by the CPU HSF). I have a Coolcases modded one, so the fans are mounted by regular wood screws into rubber grommets. Anyway, it occured to me that I could probably mount the 120mm fan on the back outside the case, instead of inside the case. To get ...
by marc999
Fri Jun 20, 2003 1:57 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Easiest way to measure HDD Temp?
Replies: 16
Views: 5771

WD HDDs (at least the newer ones) DO NOT have temperature monitoring ability.
Ralf, do you know if this includes the Raptors ?
by marc999
Fri Jun 20, 2003 8:21 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Vantec ION 400 PSu review by Pimprig
Replies: 11
Views: 3179

Just read the review. It looks promising. I like how it uses some copper. I wish they would make PSUs with copper heatsinks, or at least some copper. Seems like an easy way to make it more quiet. Guess it could get expensive though. However, I bet even low grade copper cools better than premium alum...
by marc999
Wed Jun 18, 2003 10:11 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quiet 60mm fan to silence Playstation 2?
Replies: 23
Views: 11473

Good news, found a place here in Calgary where I can get the 60->80mm adaptor. I may have to wait until early next week though. Hopefully it'll be here on Friday so I can work on it on the weekend. AndrewC, thanks for the tip. I will go buy a multimeter today. And yes I'll snap a few pics too. My co...
by marc999
Tue Jun 17, 2003 11:15 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quiet 60mm fan to silence Playstation 2?
Replies: 23
Views: 11473

Well I just opened my PS2 last night. This thing is packed pretty tight and not very easy to work with. I cut away the plastic fan grills with tin snips. Anyway, you should see the heatsink at the top. Totally bunk !! It looks like something out of the dark ages (please note I didn't look at the bot...
by marc999
Mon Jun 16, 2003 1:57 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Quiet 60mm fan to silence Playstation 2?
Replies: 23
Views: 11473

Im just too much of a wuss to try it myself. What, you don't mind messing around you ~$1000 computer but you're afraid to touch your $200 PS2 ? :D Anyway, I was just wondering about this too so I decided to do a search and low and behold he's the post. Unfortunately, no concrete info. Any new devel...
by marc999
Mon Jun 16, 2003 12:11 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Canadians Beware, Don't Use UPS for Shipping !!
Replies: 24
Views: 8469

ajpaterson,
Thanks for the tips. They will come in handy in the future !! :D
by marc999
Mon Jun 16, 2003 10:23 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: How to combine fan isolators with wire grill?
Replies: 15
Views: 5125

At what temperature does Velco become a fire hazard ? I've been wondering what I could use to attach a fan to the back of my PSU and this may just fit the bill ...... if it doesn't catch fire !! :D
by marc999
Mon Jun 16, 2003 9:36 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Canadians Beware, Don't Use UPS for Shipping !!
Replies: 24
Views: 8469

Oh yes, to annoy you even more, marc999, this extra UPS/Fedex charge is 12/11.50 CHF (around 9US$ -8 €, convert). With normal post, it's free (no additional tax, just VAT). Perfect !! It's "cheaper" (tax/additional charge wise) to buy something in the EU from the States, than it is in Canada, despi...
by marc999
Fri Jun 13, 2003 10:36 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Canadians Beware, Don't Use UPS for Shipping !!
Replies: 24
Views: 8469

Hi Bmod. Thanks for your response but I don't think we should let UPS (or perhaps FedEX) off the hook that easily. The fact still remains that they charged me $47 bucks just to collect the GST and pass it on to the Canadian Government. That $47 all goes to UPS, not the Canadian Government I'm sure 9...