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by len509
Sat Jun 04, 2005 3:32 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Best fanless VGA heatsink?
Replies: 22
Views: 9541

winguy, do you have any information on the Aercool VM-102? This looks very interesting. I'd like to get something like this when I upgrade my GeForce 5600.
by len509
Sat Jun 04, 2005 3:23 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Abit AN7 and Athlon XP 2500+ - Suggestions for HS/F?
Replies: 5
Views: 1833

The thermalright SI-97 is probably the best socket A heatsink. Get a good 92mm fan and you should be set. I don't think Speedfan supports your motherboard. So you probably need a Zalman Fanmate or other fan controller to slow down the fan.
by len509
Sat Jun 04, 2005 2:43 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P180: A visual tour
Replies: 224
Views: 164574

If you look at the original prototypes from CES, you'll see that there actually was a pseudo CAG originally. Apparently testing showed no cooling improvement with it, so it was deleted in the production cases. I hope that's the case. My system uses the 3000b duct and a fanless XP-120 to cool my new...
by len509
Sun May 29, 2005 11:16 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Will an XP-120 + Nexus cool a P4 3.2Ghz Prescott ???
Replies: 17
Views: 4176

You should get a Yate Loon. Yate Loon makes the Nexus . The orange Yate Loon (low speed) spins about 1350 rpm and the blue LED (medium speed) one spins about 1650 rpm. Both are almost as quiet as the Nexus at the same speed. Tekgems currently has them in stock. Cutting the corners of the Nexus or or...
by len509
Fri May 20, 2005 4:22 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: This fan looks like a NEXUS 120mm (FOR $8 + shipping)
Replies: 327
Views: 147497

http://www.geeks.com/products.asp?cat=FAN http://www.isellsurplus.com/showcategory.asp?C=6&s=39&fi=0&offset=10 I just got an email from geeks.com that their orange Yate Loon fans are back in stock. I had this item on my wish list for what seems to be a few months. Also looks like its in stock at iSe...
by len509
Mon May 02, 2005 1:32 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: 3700AMB & P4 2.8 Stock Silencing Project
Replies: 7
Views: 5138

The duct covers the XP-120 pretty much perfectly, right in the middle of it.
by len509
Fri Apr 29, 2005 3:36 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: 3700AMB & P4 2.8 Stock Silencing Project
Replies: 7
Views: 5138

The exhaust fan runs at the same speed as the previous setup. It used speedfan at 40%. About 720 rpms or about 4 volts.
by len509
Wed Apr 27, 2005 3:02 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: 3700AMB & P4 2.8 Stock Silencing Project
Replies: 7
Views: 5138

Update. Since I wanted to change my Dad's case, I conviced my brother to give him his and get the 3000B if I covered some of the cost. I also told him it would cool better and the heatsink could run fanless. http://www.darkdistrict.com/computer/thumbnails/DSC01804.jpg http://www.darkdistrict.com/com...
by len509
Thu Apr 21, 2005 4:35 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CPU Duct - wow, what a difference
Replies: 5
Views: 2641

That's really scary. My P4 3.06 Northwood running at 3.2 Ghz runs at 50 degrees C passive with a 7000Cu. The pwm fan control I set up turns the fan off at 50 degrees and it sits at 50 degrees most of the time. Something was horribly wrong if your machine generating less heat runs at that same tempe...
by len509
Tue Apr 19, 2005 6:25 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Silverstone nt01 heatsink
Replies: 13
Views: 2946

If you wanted to try a fanless CPU setup, you might try getting a Thermalright XP-120 or XP-90 with an Antec 3000B. The CPU duct of the 3000B helped my brother's 2.8 Northwood temps go down by 5-6 degrees. Which previously used a 120mm Mad Dog at 40%.
by len509
Fri Apr 15, 2005 7:37 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: nforce3-250 and speedfan
Replies: 2
Views: 3019

Not sure about the soltek board. But I have the DFI LanParty UT nF3. It has 3 fan headers that all use Speedfan. You can also use its Smartguardian hardware monitor which controls the fan to turn off, start, and go full with a certain temperature.
by len509
Wed Apr 13, 2005 3:47 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: heatsink for P4 2.4 478 socket ???
Replies: 9
Views: 2056

The Zalman and Cooler Master Northbridge heatsinks use mounting holes not compatible with your Intel board. You'd have to use an epoxy (permanent glue), try to get it on there with thermal tape, try to get clip(s) from another motherboard, or make your own clip . Thermalright and Swiftech have North...
by len509
Sat Apr 02, 2005 8:57 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: First attempt, A64 w. 3700BQE
Replies: 10
Views: 4448

Good job freka586. You should definately try to suspend your hard drives. It should be easy on a 3700BQE. String up some Stretch Magic, Mini Bungee Cords or elastic across the drive bays.

Your temps look good. I'd go ahead and start slowing your fans down and try to to get your CPU around 38/39 C.
by len509
Thu Mar 24, 2005 1:11 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Yet another SPCR poster-child
Replies: 17
Views: 11836

Wow, terrific looking CPU duct Shriek. I bet if you get a fanless power supply (phantom, silverstone, coolmax, etc) and leave off the intake fan, you can have a cool running 1 fan system.
by len509
Thu Mar 17, 2005 10:39 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: 3700AMB & P4 2.8 Stock Silencing Project
Replies: 7
Views: 5138

3700AMB & P4 2.8 Stock Silencing Project

My brother was impressed with the quietness of my Dad's computer I recently built him. I told him I could do the same thing to his system, although it would be a lot different since my Dad had a Duron 1.1 and he had a Pentium 2.8. So I made it a project to quiet his computer as well. His original sy...
by len509
Fri Mar 11, 2005 12:39 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Finished rig (56k warning)
Replies: 9
Views: 4275

Thanks for the great pics arsenal. You should probably cut out those fan grills and mount your fans using zip ties and rubber washers. Those purple fan holders transmit vibration throughout the case. Should be a piece of cake for someone who's as skilled as you with a dremel.
by len509
Tue Mar 08, 2005 9:23 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The Beige Box Sleeper
Replies: 8
Views: 4986

Terrific write up elasticdog. Thanks for all the links you provided. I'll probably look into similar components when I want to upgrade my Dad's computer from a 1.1 Duron.
by len509
Sun Mar 06, 2005 3:03 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: my work in progress...
Replies: 5
Views: 3051

Great job steeef. Check out fredars rig to see how he routed his cables on his 3000-B. If the pics don't show, try copy and pasting the img url and refreshing the page. You might also wanna put some uchannel / c-strip on your fan holes.
by len509
Sat Mar 05, 2005 10:29 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Another Sonata Pic Thread
Replies: 20
Views: 14050

With 4 hard drives, you probably want to look into some suspension. With the Sonata's (and BQE's) sideways drive cage, it's fairly simple to do. Just string up some elastic, Stretch Magic, or mini Bungee Cords across the bays. You'll be amazed by the resonance it cuts down on.
by len509
Wed Mar 02, 2005 3:17 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: sonata with abit serillel2: enough space?
Replies: 3
Views: 1808

I used to use the Addonics serial converter with my Sonata until I just got SATA spinpoints. Check
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by len509
Tue Mar 01, 2005 4:11 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: not just quiet but SILENT!
Replies: 16
Views: 6292

Good Job. Was thinking about trying something similar. Will the enclosure and drive work properly with a 15' cable? I was under the impression that it was only good for 10' and under. So your speakers are not hooked up to the computer? Are you planning to get an external sound card?
by len509
Sat Feb 26, 2005 12:49 am
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: Antec SLK2650-BQE Review and NewCastle Undervolting
Replies: 10
Views: 21617

Great job Ed. Can the same setup run on the 3000-B case? If so, how much would you think temps would change? Since the 3000-B is about 2" taller, the exhaust fan, power supply, XP-120, and graphics card (or the VM-101 you used in your other rig ) would no longer be bunched up that closely anymore. I...
by len509
Sat Feb 19, 2005 11:02 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD Elastic Suspension... Show your pics!
Replies: 446
Views: 953580

where do you buy your "C channel rubber molding"
Check out this thread Where to buy uchannel (fan hole) rubber molding?
by len509
Thu Feb 17, 2005 8:08 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Do Samsung SATA and PATA 160Gb drives have same noise level?
Replies: 3
Views: 1045

If you plan on getting a Samsung, make sure it has the Nidec motor. Which is much quieter than the JVC.
by len509
Mon Jan 31, 2005 9:02 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My quiet-ish 3700BQE
Replies: 3
Views: 2867

Looks pretty good so far. For your AthlonXP, I'd get the Thermalright SI-97. And put a good 92mm fan on it. I have this setup and works great. I beleive you can run your 6600 passively. Check Out Edward Ng's system . Gets some uChannel / C-Strip to line your fan hole. Not sure if you know the thread...
by len509
Sat Jan 29, 2005 6:09 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Easiest Sonata HD Suspension Yet?
Replies: 4
Views: 2722

Easiest Sonata HD Suspension Yet?

http://www.darkdistrict.com/z1-drive.jpg http://www.darkdistrict.com/z2-drive.jpg I was browsing around Home Depot for supplies I can use to mod my computer. I originally had my hard drive on some foam at the bottom of the case. But did not like the high temps it gave me, so I wanted to suspend the...
by len509
Fri Jan 28, 2005 11:27 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: More InWin loving
Replies: 5
Views: 3044

The black rubber could be obtained here http://www.bestbyteinc.com. Under Case Mods & Lightings - Window Kits - C-Strip. Also check this thread out for Cutting a hole in a case http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewto ... &view=next
by len509
Fri Jan 21, 2005 7:20 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Antec cases being shown at CES on pcmag.com
Replies: 473
Views: 320030

That CPU duct for the Sonata II looks extremely close to the top of the card slots. Hopefully a fanless video card cooler (Zalman, Aercool, etc) would not interfere with it being mounted properly. A Zalman ZM80C-HP extends about a 1/2 inch from the top of the card.
by len509
Thu Sep 09, 2004 4:19 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Rpm monitoring and a rheobus
Replies: 6
Views: 2470

http://store.yahoo.com/svcompucycle/3pinto4pinad1.html SVC sells a connector that will let you monitor rpm's. Your motherboard model will matter if you really undervolt your fans. My Abit AN7 would not let me go under a certain CPU RPM without setting off an alarm. So this connector was pretty much...