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by Tiamat
Thu Apr 14, 2005 5:40 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Build the perfect fan - tell us what you want
Replies: 57
Views: 18202

120mm
25.4mm thick
Sleeve
5V starting voltage
1200 rpm @ 12V
Open corners
RPM sensing
Motor: Never clicks, smooth, no chatter noise.

I think we should have a poll at the top of this thread. It will be much easier for bestbyteinc to collect the information. Just my 2 cents
by Tiamat
Mon Apr 11, 2005 12:16 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Turbine fans by Aerocool
Replies: 65
Views: 33120

sthayashi wrote:... Even Panaflo, which has reasonable fan specs lists their fans as only going down to 7v.
Hmm? None of my 12 Panaflo 12L 80mm fans go below 7V... This is using a sunbeam 5.25" fan controller. However, my 1 92mm M1BX goes down to about 5V.
by Tiamat
Sat Mar 26, 2005 6:50 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: The wonderful new S12: 430 or 500 Watts?
Replies: 48
Views: 13231

Wow, this thread has certainly exploded from the original 10 replies it had when I last checked it :shock: Well, I finally decided on the S12 500. Why? Here's a couple of reasons. In less than a month, I will be upgrading to a SLI setup. Therefore, I want to have the PCIe connector which the 430w s...
by Tiamat
Sat Mar 19, 2005 8:47 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12-430 - experience after one day
Replies: 10
Views: 3284

As above said, your multimeter is going to be much more accurate than what the mobo could ever tell ya. If your multimeter starts telling you 11.01 volts for 12V, then you start worrying.
by Tiamat
Wed Mar 16, 2005 4:17 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Logitech UltraX - Nice silent keyboard
Replies: 164
Views: 102627

Is it easy to remap say the "media" key to be "volume up" and another one of those "hotkeys" to volume down? Out of all the "junk hotkeys" on my cheap microsoft keyboard, I only use mute, volume up and volume down. If the Logitech is easy to rewire/reprogram the hotkeys, then thatd be cool...
by Tiamat
Mon Mar 14, 2005 6:25 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic Tornado 400W is gone it seems
Replies: 2
Views: 1105

Pick yourself up a S12 430Watt from Newegg. Its about 100$ less shipping. It is virtually the same as the ST400 but with dual 12V rails.
by Tiamat
Wed Mar 09, 2005 1:38 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12-430 in stock @ Newegg
Replies: 44
Views: 12829

Re: what fan is in this model?

Hello: It'll be interesting to learn what fan model is in the 430watt unit. The S12 500watt has a Yate Loon ball bearing 5-blade high speed unit -- but it actually pretty quiet, under normal use anyway. I could be wrong, but I faintly recall that Mike might have mentioned that the lower wattage S12...
by Tiamat
Wed Mar 09, 2005 7:45 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12-430 in stock @ Newegg
Replies: 44
Views: 12829

Whoa! Best PSU for the money! Look at the strong 12V rail!!

Output: +3.3V@30A, +5V@30A, +12V1@114A, +12V2@15A, -12V@0.8A, +5VSB@2A

:lol:
by Tiamat
Mon Feb 14, 2005 7:17 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Mangling a ZM-NB47J
Replies: 15
Views: 3945

oooooh, wow, what did that poor zalman do to deserve that! :D

I have a NF7-S and the south bridge was getting hot, so I modded a black aluminum pentium slot heatsink (cut it to 10mm height, 9cm²) and used frag tape and it has been pretty nice since.
by Tiamat
Mon Feb 14, 2005 7:07 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Just "silenced" my computer, and my CPU temps spik
Replies: 9
Views: 2539

also have to remember is that sound is energy. Law of conservation of energy forbids you from destroying that sound energy. However, it enables you to convert it to other forms of energy. In this case, that form of energy is thermal energy. In almost all forms of sound absorption materials, there is...
by Tiamat
Sun Feb 13, 2005 4:52 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Thermaltake follows Antec, redesigns the Tsunami!
Replies: 19
Views: 8254

How does Tt get away with this? Aren't there patents and stuff that protect infringement on design parameters?
by Tiamat
Fri Feb 11, 2005 5:51 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Trying to quieten a Lian Li PC65
Replies: 3
Views: 1532

When trying to have a quiet system, it is far more effective to attack the chief problem rather than trying to soften the problem. In other words, check out the noise level of your psu, system fans, cpu fan, Northbridge fan, GPU Fan by stopping each with your finger pressing onto the central hub. If...
by Tiamat
Thu Feb 10, 2005 7:46 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: NO LONGER Very dissapointed with the XP-90 !!
Replies: 14
Views: 3506

When I modified an old slot Pentium heatsink (those black heatsinks from years back) for use as South Bridge cooler, it was enough for me to "Kiss Grind" the surface down. I dunno how accurate Kiss Grinding is compared to lapping. The grinder has accuracy to 0.003". Is this something that you might ...
by Tiamat
Wed Feb 09, 2005 9:38 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: seasonic s12 is finally here
Replies: 46
Views: 14380

Agreed, to justify a 55$ price increase over the ST 400, the this 500 watter better come with some excellent features, other than being quiet.
by Tiamat
Tue Feb 01, 2005 4:14 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Which DVD Burner would you get?
Replies: 59
Views: 24917

Nec is supposed to be good. I got teh Pioneer AO8XL only because i liked the bezel :p

Plextor is usually a safe name, but I think they charge too much, so I usually go Pioneer. Nec is slightly better performing than the Pioneer.
by Tiamat
Fri Jan 28, 2005 5:49 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: New ABIT NF7-S v2 too noisy!
Replies: 7
Views: 2493

Excellent choice. I have SLK947U modified, and it conflicts a little with that heatsink. I simply used my thumb and pushed in 2 of the pins. No problems. I have overclocked an 1800+ to 11x200mhz and the zalman gets enough airflow from my 92mm panaflo m1BX to stay "warm" but not "hot"
by Tiamat
Tue Jan 25, 2005 3:12 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Case dampening material for very high frequencies
Replies: 10
Views: 2704

the problem is that the high pitch will leak through your fan ports. There is no way to solve this unless you make an extensive system of mufflers.
by Tiamat
Sat Jan 22, 2005 4:53 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Can i fold IDE ribbon cables under the motherboard ???
Replies: 8
Views: 2641

Most likely not. You are fine as long as you dont "kink" the IDE ribbon. Also, you probably should make sure the ribbon is long enough. I know standard 18" ribbons are not because the "slave" connector doesnt clear the height of the mobo. Its probably not a great idea to have that connector jamming ...
by Tiamat
Fri Jan 21, 2005 5:38 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Carbon fiber in cases and components
Replies: 5
Views: 1462

You get the same effect by sticking a NOS sticker onto your dell laptop.
by Tiamat
Thu Jan 20, 2005 1:52 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Why would I want a 120mm fan over an 80mm or 92mm?
Replies: 4
Views: 1423

You will probably noticed the most dramatic change in your cooling (for the better) if somehow you can fit a 120mm fan as an exhaust for your case in the back. A 120mm fan in the front may not have as great of an effect because you will still be exhausting with a small fan. However, with the other w...
by Tiamat
Mon Jan 17, 2005 6:28 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Passive heatsink for underclocked XP-M (socket A)
Replies: 25
Views: 5810

Yes and no; the only Zalman sinks that would measure up to SI-97 have to be the 7000s and 7700s (beating SI-97, of course); the 6X00 and lower models do not have the cooling capability of SI-97, and some models still weigh more than SI-97 to boot. -Ed Also, the Zalman 7700 for sure is totally not r...
by Tiamat
Mon Jan 17, 2005 7:32 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: If Nexus 120 incomptable w/ XP-120, where to find Globe 120?
Replies: 19
Views: 4009

If you are handy/know someone with a milling machine, just mill off the closed screw columns. Thats what i had done with my 2 yateloons and it came out real nice. No burrs, looks almost professional and I have a flush surface so that getting an EAR mount in there should be without issue. Of course, ...
by Tiamat
Sun Jan 16, 2005 3:55 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Is air cooling insufficient?
Replies: 8
Views: 1958

I know prescott jokes are old, but there is no denying it, that prescott is a good source of your heat. As the above mentioned, Modifying your gpu with an Artic Silencer is an excellent idea. You might see temp drops of 5-10C depending on the case setup. I assume your case has all 80mm fans. Are you...
by Tiamat
Sun Jan 16, 2005 3:47 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Undervolting high performance fans for quiet operation?
Replies: 5
Views: 1391

Depends on what kind of "quiet" you are looking for. Are you looking for Quieter than your GPU fan? Or are you looking for quiet = can't hear from 30cm away? It is probably no problem to get that 42db fan down to 32db lets say - kind of onehalf of the perceived noise. Can you get that fan below 22db...
by Tiamat
Fri Jan 14, 2005 6:42 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Zalman heatpipe HD cooler and Nexus.. 'mini review'
Replies: 5
Views: 1942

You are lucky. My zalman is too tight, i have to force the harddrive in, and the holes dont line up all the time because the heatsinks shift around!!!. Major PITA! It doesnt do well at all passively, however when I removed the 5.25" bay cover, temps went down 12C due to the rear exhaust fan pulling ...
by Tiamat
Sun Jan 09, 2005 1:57 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: ASUS Vento 3600... Update: and Vento 7700!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 7629

One would think that something more interesting than a single 80mm fan was happening in the front...
by Tiamat
Sat Jan 08, 2005 1:51 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: What have I done :(
Replies: 2
Views: 1204

the heat that the cpu heatsink and fan assembly get rid of, have to go somewhere. Generally there are 2 basic areas for that heat to go. The PSU and the Exhaust fan. If you have a PSU that has an underneath fan, it will have a part in exhausting your system's heat in addition to your exhaust fan. If...
by Tiamat
Sat Jan 08, 2005 12:06 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Field Report: SilenX Luxurae HDD Silencer w/Seagate Cuda V
Replies: 11
Views: 4117

I also removed the front 5.25" bezel for my HDD being cooled by the Zalman HDD Heatpipe cooler. The temps went down phenominally. But since it looks ghetto kinda, I found some spare aluminum and with the help of a machinist at my workplace, he milled it out so it is just a frame, I found some Stainl...
by Tiamat
Thu Jan 06, 2005 4:33 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: current best quiet HSF with NO thru-the-board mount?
Replies: 18
Views: 4598

yeah, definately the best cooling solution for socket A is the Si-97 coupled with a low flow very quiet fan like the Nexus or the Panaflo BX L1A.
by Tiamat
Thu Jan 06, 2005 1:16 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Antec cases being shown at CES on pcmag.com
Replies: 473
Views: 318217

acaurora wrote:Get a PSu with a REALLY long ATX connector, ROFL.
LOL afaik, most normal psus are of a standard size.

As for that 120mm fan in the bottom center, maybe that would be good if you had a passive psu that had open grating in the front and back ends.