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by Riffer
Wed Jan 08, 2003 5:52 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New "Silent" case from Lian-Li
Replies: 14
Views: 7630

A lot of cases are quiet once you take out the front fans!

Silent is easy - silent with good cooling is the challenge.
by Riffer
Wed Jan 08, 2003 5:48 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: About a silent power-gaming HTPC
Replies: 38
Views: 12026

Riffer, thanx for your advice, but it’s sure that I wouldn’t hear a moderatly silent PC when I’m in a full-action scene in a FPS game, but in silent scene, I will. I will use this PC not only as a gaming-box, but also as an HTPC, thus I will listen to DVD-Vs, CDs, MP3s and DVD-As, so silent is a MU...
by Riffer
Wed Jan 08, 2003 5:45 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: removing thermal compound
Replies: 6
Views: 2618

I don't know what product you have in the UK, but over here there are two that work quite well, "un-du" and "goof off". They are marketed as adhesive removers. I don't know what is in un-do, but goof off has xylene. Avoid citrus-based adhesive removers, as they will leave a greasy mess behind. un-du...
by Riffer
Wed Jan 08, 2003 4:59 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fan Isolators experience (good report)
Replies: 66
Views: 30449

Is it easy to find elastomer grommets? I'm in Canada which makes it even harder to get such items. I was about to order rubber grommets like these: http://store.yahoo.com/directron/grommet.html But if someone has an idea where to find the elastomer types I'd like to try them. Jeeze man - those are ...
by Riffer
Wed Jan 08, 2003 4:54 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: panaflo 92mm fan
Replies: 4
Views: 2432

I don't have the specs handy, but I remember the one I had as not being particularly quiet.
by Riffer
Wed Jan 08, 2003 4:50 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Which quiet PSU is rock stable voltage wise?
Replies: 5
Views: 2523

I have a PC Power & Cooling Silencer 400 modded with a Panaflo L1A, but I just noticed your "Budget" comment.

Of course it is rock solid - but at a price.
by Riffer
Wed Jan 08, 2003 4:46 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: About a silent power-gaming HTPC
Replies: 38
Views: 12026

Silent Gaming PC? How many silent games are there out there? Before you adopt any radical solutions, my suggestion is to get a decent case and put in Panaflo L1A's, get a relatively quiet power supply like Enermax, and put quiet fans on your CPU and Video card. Once that is done, I doubt you will he...
by Riffer
Mon Jan 06, 2003 4:54 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Panaflo fan tail connector same as WOL connector
Replies: 5
Views: 2535

Yes
by Riffer
Mon Jan 06, 2003 4:52 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Panaflo model questions...
Replies: 3
Views: 1755

I think the U stands for "ultra". It is the noisiest of the bunch.
by Riffer
Mon Jan 06, 2003 4:48 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Cooling 10K SCSI HDD, PC Cases, and Case fans
Replies: 8
Views: 3854

Noise question - definitely not the Maxtor Atlas 10k III. It emits an intollerable high pitched whine. I actually put my Barracuda ATA IV in and removed the Atlas because I couldn't stand it anymore. Of course, now I have to live with IDE slowness and unreliability. Consider the Seagate Cheetah 15k....
by Riffer
Mon Jan 06, 2003 4:33 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: IBM's 180GXP series: 8MB cache + Fluid Dynamic Bearings
Replies: 24
Views: 8300

I'm with Gandalf.

I have an unopened 120GXP and a 60GXP from RMA's. They are for absolute emergencies only. After two failures and two DOA's, IBM's won't ever again see the insides of my computer.