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by markanini
Mon Jul 14, 2003 4:03 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Loud and smelly Antec Sonata PSU
Replies: 8
Views: 3100

Loud and smelly Antec Sonata PSU

I got the sonata and the psu is louder than I thought it would be.
I thought it would be barely audable, but its audable but atleast I can live with it.

Its also smelly. Smells like burnt electronics. But its new so maby it should smell this way.

Whats your experience?
by markanini
Sun Jul 13, 2003 5:22 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Pesky sonata front port cables!
Replies: 2
Views: 1545

Pesky sonata front port cables!

I'm not using the front ports for anything exept usb so I want to get rid of the cables for audio and fire wire.
First of, how can I see what cable is usb and what cable is not. Second, how should I remove them?
by markanini
Sun Jun 15, 2003 7:25 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Final P4 Cooling soulution.
Replies: 1
Views: 1035

Final P4 Cooling soulution.

Okay, I made a simmilar thread but when you got fifteen replies and you ask a question people wont be reading it so much. So please bear with me if you think this is double post, but i still have some questions and I will make a article and post what results i get. Here ar my questions then. Heatsin...
by markanini
Fri Jun 13, 2003 12:12 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Barracuda IV vs. V vs. 7200.7
Replies: 7
Views: 2723

okay i will get the 40 GB and the 160 GB sata barracuda 7200.7 drives. I will make an article about the quiet system i'm building and tell you how the 7200.7 sounds among the other parts.
by markanini
Thu Jun 12, 2003 11:50 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: P4 cooling solution?
Replies: 15
Views: 3571

Asus seems to be the best mb on the market cause they seem to put a lot of thought into their products. Making an motherboard with alot of features is easy. Making a motherboard with alot of features that works good must be a chalenge. Asus succeeds in doing this. The oposit to a Asus board is solte...
by markanini
Thu Jun 12, 2003 8:01 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Barracuda IV vs. V vs. 7200.7
Replies: 7
Views: 2723

Barracuda IV vs. V vs. 7200.7

I want to have one 40 GB disk and one 160GB disk. Ideally both will have s-ata. The rest of my system will be very fast, p4 2.8c,1024Mb memory. So the performance should mach. Here are my questions: What 40GB barracuda drive should should i get for performace and low noise? How silent is the 7200.7 ...
by markanini
Wed Jun 11, 2003 7:44 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: P4 cooling solution?
Replies: 15
Views: 3571

.......Maby I will have to underclock a bit to get the noise down. Make sure you read the "Underclockable MoBo" section so you can pick a P4 board that will actually allow you to underclock/undervolt before you decide which one to buy. The mb I'm getting for the 2.8c is a Asus P4P800. I should have...
by markanini
Tue Jun 10, 2003 8:59 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: P4 cooling solution?
Replies: 15
Views: 3571

Okay, I'm gonna put the 2.8c into a sonata, so airflow should be better than an average case. I will get the 7000 to cool it. How much noise will there be with this system? Maby I will have to underclock a bit to get the noise down.
by markanini
Tue Jun 10, 2003 6:49 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: P4 cooling solution?
Replies: 15
Views: 3571

P4 cooling solution?

I have decided to get the Intel Pentium 2.8c after reading an article at tomshardware.com. They said the 2.8c was the most overclockable(in the c-series), this means that it runns the coolest when normally clocked.
What cooling solution can you recommend for this processor?
by markanini
Fri Jun 06, 2003 5:36 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: My hardisk dillema
Replies: 4
Views: 1599

My hardisk dillema

I want to have one harddisk for Operating systems and one for my files. I figgured I need 40 gb for windows xp and linux distro, maby one maby sevral linux dists. On the other i will have lots of files. Music and movies. Installation files, iso files , all kinds off backup etc. 160 gb will probably ...
by markanini
Wed Jun 04, 2003 6:27 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Aopen H600B
Replies: 0
Views: 1295

Aopen H600B

Anybody own this case?
How quiet is it?
There are other cases that might be quieter but it suits my need from looking at specs, and it looks great.
by markanini
Tue Jan 21, 2003 10:13 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Good Socket 370 CPU?
Replies: 4
Views: 2006

Good Socket 370 CPU?

I've settled for a Soltek SL-65KV2-CT board http://www.soltek.de/English/home/01.htm, cause it was reviwed in a swedish computer magazine and it got good scores, was stable and fast, and its easy to get where i live. But when it comes to choosing CPU i'm not sure. I was thinking about getting a via ...