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by meglamaniac
Mon Jan 31, 2005 2:25 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: GlacialTech SilentBlade 120mm (GT12252BDL)
Replies: 12
Views: 5387

Welcome to SPRC! Nope, can't say I have - I haven't seen them mentioned here before either. I'd be cautious about how accurate the rating is... do you have a website for them? Sorry to repeat what you've probably already read here, but for 120mm fans you can't beat a Nexus, or a Globe if you need a...
by meglamaniac
Mon Jan 31, 2005 1:34 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Is the Seasonic S12 better than the Super Tornado?
Replies: 45
Views: 10170

So he was, my bad.
Hopefully I'll have the bits for this system sometime this month so I can actually use that ST 400, hehe.
by meglamaniac
Mon Jan 31, 2005 1:18 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Is the Seasonic S12 better than the Super Tornado?
Replies: 45
Views: 10170

Mike: My decision has already been made as I have bought the ST 400. I was interested to see you mention PCIe compatibility though. The ST 400 certainly is PCIe compatible (ATX 2.0 compliance etc) and at one point I'm sure I saw something on these forums indicating Seasonic were going to extend that...
by meglamaniac
Mon Jan 31, 2005 1:00 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Phantom Reboots
Replies: 12
Views: 2686

:shock:


That's one smokin' PSU...
by meglamaniac
Mon Jan 31, 2005 12:57 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Vinyl Dampening
Replies: 3
Views: 1560

I've heard about this vinyl stuff, but what actually is it in terms of material? Is it a sort of flexible heavy plastic type stuff?
by meglamaniac
Mon Jan 31, 2005 12:50 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silence a Feng Shui motherboard
Replies: 5
Views: 3400

At this point I feel forced to say:

heh.
by meglamaniac
Mon Jan 31, 2005 12:21 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My new ultra quiet rig / need advice and comments
Replies: 12
Views: 3893

The Asus A8N-E (deluxe and non-deluxe) has passive chipset cooling and, like all decent S939 boards, supports Cool'n'Quiet. It's also the board I'm getting for my new build.

One hitch: Unfortunately it's not yet available!
It should hit the market sometime in feb...
by meglamaniac
Fri Jan 28, 2005 7:08 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Starting a PSU without the motherboard
Replies: 11
Views: 2616

Cheers fellas - don't worry, i will have fans connected.
I'm just trying to work out minimum noise levels before I put any components in, so that I know what to aim for.
by meglamaniac
Fri Jan 28, 2005 3:31 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Starting a PSU without the motherboard
Replies: 11
Views: 2616

Starting a PSU without the motherboard

Can anyone point me to a diagram of which wires need shorting to do this?
Also, what voltages are we talking here? If I use a paperclip am i gonna get a shock?

Thanks.
by meglamaniac
Fri Jan 28, 2005 2:04 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The result of my quest for a quiet(er) PC...
Replies: 10
Views: 18505

That's very nice, and your drive suspension looks good and sturdy.
Great wiring too.

:)
by meglamaniac
Thu Jan 27, 2005 3:25 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic Powersupplies - Why the two lines (SS vs ST)
Replies: 10
Views: 2657

I'm not sure, but logic would suggest a larger fan trying to cope with the same back-pressure should do it easier (larger surface area providing flow and all that). That's just guesswork.
by meglamaniac
Thu Jan 27, 2005 1:35 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic Powersupplies - Why the two lines (SS vs ST)
Replies: 10
Views: 2657

One last thing (correct me if I'm wrong) but the SS line runs to a higher power rating I think. Isn't there a 460W model?
by meglamaniac
Wed Jan 26, 2005 1:07 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Analogue t-balancer available in the UK!
Replies: 7
Views: 2005

Sorry, more confusion hehe. I was refering to the internal model (the SL4), for which KustomPCs are charging £41 for the digital and the analog version. However, on closer inspection you are right, that comes with the sensor hub too hehe. I can't see why you'd bother to buy the digital one though, t...
by meglamaniac
Wed Jan 26, 2005 12:02 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Analogue t-balancer available in the UK!
Replies: 7
Views: 2005

Sorry, yes they both use PWM I didn't intend to confuse anyone there :) The difference is the sensors. However, from the description (and the price, which is identical) I don't think the analog one is a digital + hub, I would assume it is a slightly redesigned version that has the analog sensor equi...
by meglamaniac
Tue Jan 25, 2005 5:08 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GF 6600GT AGP - My cooling adventures
Replies: 44
Views: 18511

I've already said in another thread where the same point was made, I don't know what I was thinking heh.
Ignore that post, it was a brain freeze day.

:)
by meglamaniac
Tue Jan 25, 2005 3:20 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Analogue t-balancer available in the UK!
Replies: 7
Views: 2005

Analogue t-balancer available in the UK!

Along with a whole load of accessories at KustomPCs.

Just a heads up.
:)
by meglamaniac
Tue Jan 25, 2005 12:57 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Modest Antec 3000b rig
Replies: 17
Views: 6909

May I add to the questions by asking what you've sealed the edges of the fan blowholes with?
Looks good btw.
by meglamaniac
Tue Jan 25, 2005 12:54 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: ASUS A8V USB Problems
Replies: 4
Views: 1572

VIA chipsets don't have a good reputation on the USB front.
I would try getting the latest BIOS update from the Asus website and getting the latest version of whatever motherboard chipset drivers are required from the VIA website.
by meglamaniac
Mon Jan 24, 2005 12:13 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 20" LCD (benq FP2091)
Replies: 20
Views: 4843

Aren't the Dell's just re-badged ViewSonic monitors, in the same way Dell printers are rebadged Lexmark (ew ew ew) printers? [edit] Yes, the Dell 2001FP is more or less a Viewsonic VP201b. Both use the Phillips panel and both have the same functionality (screen rotate, number and type of inputs...)....
by meglamaniac
Sun Jan 23, 2005 3:12 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Which Fan Controller?
Replies: 23
Views: 7956

Akasa FC03.

This controller is confirmed as using voltage regulation, NOT pwm. So no buzz from fans and no buzz from poor quality PWM components (like the vantec).
by meglamaniac
Sun Jan 23, 2005 3:02 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermaltake Fanless103 for AMD64?
Replies: 10
Views: 2483

if you don't want to worry about the fan malfunctioning go intel, you can remove the entire heatsink from their chips and no burn them That's because Intel thermally throttle their CPUs. So yes you can run it without a heat, but nowhere near the speed it would run at with one. thermaltake make reas...
by meglamaniac
Sun Jan 23, 2005 2:49 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Dream Quite Gaming System Build
Replies: 38
Views: 19668

That case looks awesome in that room - very nice, and nice build overall.
Similar (in terms of number and types of fans) to what I'm doing as soon as I can get hold of an Asus A8N-E...
by meglamaniac
Fri Jan 21, 2005 10:58 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: time for an extra hdd
Replies: 20
Views: 4221

Yeah, there are some great suggestions here. Basicly, if you think of your first drive as reserved for the OS, games and applications then put everything else you might want to use at the same time as any of those three on the other drive (most already mentioned), eg: - ISO images for use with Daemo...
by meglamaniac
Fri Jan 21, 2005 3:52 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: time for an extra hdd
Replies: 20
Views: 4221

Errm, unless I'm much mistaken you mean RAID 0, not RAID 1. RAID 1 is data mirroring (drive 2 contains an exact copy of drive 1) and offers practically no performance gain, just redundency. RAID 0 is data striping (files are split across drives 1 and 2) and offers a theoretical performance gain, but...
by meglamaniac
Fri Jan 21, 2005 2:11 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: New Athlon 64 core revision -> even better Cool'n'Quiet
Replies: 22
Views: 25431

Re: Availability and Mobo?

Can anyone provide a reference to a supplier of this CPU here in the states? Also, can anyone recommend a reliable mobo for it? My fanless Via C3 is reliable and quiet, but severely underpowered! :( -- SBT Check the dates on the post above - this thread is olllllld :) I would imagine all 64's are n...
by meglamaniac
Fri Jan 21, 2005 1:41 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: XP-M vs A64 - cpu speed per wat calculation completed
Replies: 30
Views: 9710

This is a load of crap. I have to agree. I think I had a brain freeze or something that day. I didn't actually mean real friction, I was trying to put transistor capacitance into simpler terms (poorly). The bit about electron leakage is broadly correct. However, I think an all round "doh!" is calle...
by meglamaniac
Fri Jan 21, 2005 1:18 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Tom's hardware found...almost no noise
Replies: 6
Views: 1992

The trouble with dB measurements, as shown here, is you need to know what you're doing to take them or they make no sense when compared to any test done to the proper standards (such as at SPCR).
by meglamaniac
Wed Jan 19, 2005 7:46 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Uh-oh, dual-core Pentium 4 TDP figures leaked...
Replies: 23
Views: 7322

Uh-oh, dual-core Pentium 4 TDP figures leaked...

...and they're NOT pretty.
I'll be sticking to AMD, methinks.
by meglamaniac
Wed Jan 19, 2005 12:26 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GF 6600GT AGP - My cooling adventures
Replies: 44
Views: 18511

Also on Tom's today they talk about the new record power requirements of Intel's upcoming dual core processors and mention the "switch from a 90 nm to a 65 nm processor manufacturing process brings an increase in leakage current". Why is this? I thought it would improve power consumption stats. The...
by meglamaniac
Tue Jan 18, 2005 11:05 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GF 6600GT AGP - My cooling adventures
Replies: 44
Views: 18511

Short answer: heat. Long answer: It's radiated. What it's radiated as depends on the energy difference between the new plane and the old plane, and a few other factors that determine the wavelength of the radiation. Usually it'll be heat or low spectrum (ie. red) light. [edit] Just thought I'd point...