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by Tiamat
Thu Jan 06, 2005 1:05 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Antec cases being shown at CES on pcmag.com
Replies: 473
Views: 318616

Interesting concept.

With the 2 120mm in the upper back corner, looks like an ideal set up for a bare XP120 without fan.

Main question is this: how do you get the main mobo power connector all the way to the top without making it look ugly...
by Tiamat
Wed Jan 05, 2005 6:11 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: A strange question, how quiet is quiet.???
Replies: 6
Views: 1839

I shall bite. One of the most important things that factors in is the noise floor. That is, what is the ambient noise? Your ears get used to the ambient noise so anything louder than that is "noisy". Different people's places have different amount of ambient noise. This all depends on the type of fu...
by Tiamat
Wed Jan 05, 2005 1:22 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Nexus 120 is great.. 92 and 80 as well?
Replies: 29
Views: 52084

Just making sure, all of Nexus fans 80mm, 92mm, 120mm are redone Yate Loon sleeve bearing Low speeds right?
by Tiamat
Wed Jan 05, 2005 1:18 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Undervoltable & -clockable (by MP & FSB) S-A board?
Replies: 22
Views: 5566

If you are underclocking that low permenantly, you probably want to make sure that you choose an OS that will run efficiently at that speed. WinXP may not be a great option since it eats resources up. I take it you have done your homework and am guessing that something like 1.0ghz wouldnt do passive?
by Tiamat
Wed Jan 05, 2005 5:22 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: This fan looks like a NEXUS 120mm (FOR $8 + shipping)
Replies: 327
Views: 146691

My brother bought the exact last one from computergeeks. I told him about it, and he got in. One good thing is they refresh their website instantly. I did the "punch f5 furiously" thing and lo and behond, 5 seconds after my brother said he submitted the order, they put up a sold out declaration.
by Tiamat
Tue Jan 04, 2005 1:40 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12 spotted at Xtremesystems
Replies: 37
Views: 12808

Hmm... I hope that Yate loon isnt going to be too noisy. I would have jumped for job if they used the low speed version of that fan. But, I await a SPCR review...:p
by Tiamat
Tue Jan 04, 2005 6:42 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: This fan looks like a NEXUS 120mm (FOR $8 + shipping)
Replies: 327
Views: 146691

Looks like we bought off their entire stock of these fans! :lol:

Last I checked, they only had 3 remaining!
by Tiamat
Mon Jan 03, 2005 3:53 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: This fan looks like a NEXUS 120mm (FOR $8 + shipping)
Replies: 327
Views: 146691

I just picked up a couple of these. Thanks for the link OP!! Here is hoping that they are quiet. It will be like a week before i see/hear them though cause I went with Ground Shipping.
by Tiamat
Mon Jan 03, 2005 3:32 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Needed: 120mm, sleeved, ~80CFM
Replies: 8
Views: 1839

You may want to consider the Globe 120s. These will give you the CFM if you need it, but will also quiet down when you dont. I am both overclocking and running a quiet system - its very possible even without water cooling! You just have to be able to accept 5-10C higher temps which is fine as long a...
by Tiamat
Sun Jan 02, 2005 6:39 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: What's causing the noise??
Replies: 8
Views: 2313

I would rank noise makers as: 1. Jet 7 2. 4x Adda fans 3. NF7-S NB fan 4. GPU fan 5. Harddrives 6. PSU Possible Solution: 1. Thermalright XP-90 w/ nexus 92mm or panaflo BX L1A 92mm 2. Panaflo 12L 3. Zalman NJ47 4. arctic silencer rev 3 if it fits 5. Nothing you can do w/o hassle 6. Seasonic Super To...
by Tiamat
Sun Jan 02, 2005 6:31 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Need help quieting down system
Replies: 3
Views: 1225

For me, it is the antec power supply is the biggest contribution to system noise. Followed by the Raptor which is high pitched. After dealing with your antec power supply, you may want to consider getting a zalman fanmate to quiet down the Arctic NV silencer. BTW, i have the trueblue 480.
by Tiamat
Fri Dec 31, 2004 6:58 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: E-A-R fan mounts and silicone fan gaskets?
Replies: 8
Views: 2532

I am interested in this as well. I have a 120mm fan as exhaust, and there is that "gap". It seems that a small amount of the air it exhausts hits the metal, and comes back into my case. Should I just stuff air conditioner filter in the gap? I guess this is somewhat the same question the OP asked.
by Tiamat
Thu Dec 30, 2004 9:10 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: need help with Lian-Li V1100 humming
Replies: 8
Views: 2501

You can try to isolate the fans from the case with fan isolators: McMaster-Carr 5801K6 and 5801K8 K6 works perfect for the 80mm L1A. K8 works OK on the (thicker flanged) 120mm L1A but you can't take them off w/o ruining them. They fit real tight. I got this info from Lenny who got it from Ralfhutter...
by Tiamat
Tue Dec 28, 2004 1:02 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Christmas Present: ZM80-D
Replies: 6
Views: 1580

thanks scara, ill keep that in mind. Perhaps I can make some sort of lexan plates to duct to pci slot holes in addition to what you suggested.
by Tiamat
Mon Dec 27, 2004 12:53 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Christmas Present: ZM80-D
Replies: 6
Views: 1580

thanks for your reply! So far, 2 hrs of CS:S and Dawn of War each have not shown any wierd dots or screen abnormalities. My CPU did reach 62C :shock: Thats when I raised the 92mm Panaflo M1BX on my cpu to 12V for a lil while. Other than that brief 62C temp, nothing else out of the ordinary. Does rem...
by Tiamat
Mon Dec 27, 2004 9:15 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Christmas Present: ZM80-D
Replies: 6
Views: 1580

Christmas Present: ZM80-D

I got the Zalman ZM80-D for Christmas and have a couple of questions: 1.) Is it supposed to be somewhat of a pain to install? I spent a good hour or so installing it - very slowly and reading the instructions twice or three times. It is on my 9800 Pro 256. I had also received an additional ramsink s...