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by rpc180
Wed May 07, 2003 11:22 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Beautiful case with 120mm intake/exhaust and lotsa room?
Replies: 18
Views: 7231

Do they have the front bezel door in black too? That's a hot case, love the rear HD cage setup.
by rpc180
Wed May 07, 2003 11:08 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: POLL: Does SCPR Forum need more topic diversity?! Thoughts..
Replies: 14
Views: 8604

Seriously, with members continuously coming in around here, I think there's plenty to talk about and read about on a daily basis. Logon in the morning and there's almost 2 pages of unread threads that have come up. I'm sold with this place being information rich and still be a site that changes enou...
by rpc180
Tue May 06, 2003 9:20 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Underclocking in Windows
Replies: 22
Views: 4945

Off topic: but Startled Pancake is a great name! :P
by rpc180
Tue May 06, 2003 3:45 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Barracude IV Drive Availability
Replies: 17
Views: 4719

A Barracuda IV, the Zalman Passive Heatsink, different fans, new PSU, etc...GGrrrrr, it's getting expensive, *lol*.
check "The Vicious Cycle" Thread :twisted:
by rpc180
Tue May 06, 2003 6:12 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: The Vicious Cycle!
Replies: 61
Views: 45782

I would've kept the quiet cube :) And seriously, other than the bare bones of the OS, I'm sure those Apple's are easy to use if their stores are any indiciation. Cept for games maybe, they can do anything else just (more?) efficiently!
by rpc180
Tue May 06, 2003 6:00 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Any good and quiet 520W+ PSU?
Replies: 5
Views: 2139

The highest rated ones around here have all been 400Watt units. The main company is Fortron, rated highly by Tom's Hardware Review's Killer Stress Test as being able to handle much higher than its rated specs. It seems that the Fortron reference design is now being used by Zalman, SilenX, and Nexus ...
by rpc180
Tue May 06, 2003 5:53 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Maxtor DiamondMax8 and high pitched noises...
Replies: 3
Views: 1033

Hi, the noise that you're hearing is related to the high rotational speed. When HD makers check for acoustic levels, they are usually measuring the idle "drone" but disregard the "whine." The whine is the annoying part in a really quiet system. There are a couple ways to get rid of it. This thread i...
by rpc180
Mon May 05, 2003 8:32 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Better Zalman Northbridge Heatsink Alternative ?
Replies: 25
Views: 7759

Stop me here for a second, but I am YET to see a northbridge that needs anything more than a really basic heatsink. The newest chipsets like the nForce2 with graphic cores, or Intel sets with graphics cores included probably need active cooling solutions for all the processes that they do. I think ...
by rpc180
Mon May 05, 2003 8:27 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Dell Optiplex: comparing cases?
Replies: 39
Views: 29181

I've seen a ton of Dells in the past few days. My g/f's house has 2. One is a T500 and the other is a 4100. Both are crazy loud compared to my silent rig. The 4100 had some massive HD whine (compared to the Cuda IVs), while my g/f's must had at least 2 fans in the rear that were quiet and at 12V or ...
by rpc180
Mon May 05, 2003 8:21 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: What about 5V?
Replies: 4
Views: 1120

Its not really a hard swap. Pull the pin from the 12V line and switch it with the 5V line in the molex. That's a 5V plug now. Put the fans in series into that molex connector and you're set. You can play to figure out which ones run and which don't etc. The only thing is to make sure that you don't ...
by rpc180
Mon May 05, 2003 9:34 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: We broke 100!
Replies: 48
Views: 25141

despite the rapidly decresing prices of computer components, I think I want to save up for that Acura RSX first :P I think I'll live with top 30 on SPCR.
by rpc180
Mon May 05, 2003 9:06 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: We broke 100!
Replies: 48
Views: 25141

Its getting hard to just stay in the top 25 without a second processor around here! I think I should downgrade my expectations (or bring that 1700+ XP online :roll: )
by rpc180
Mon May 05, 2003 5:17 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: What temp is the case temp on PCAlert4?
Replies: 2
Views: 1160

Depends on the motherboard. Some boards have that temperature reporting the temp of the northbridge chipset. Others have a separate chip or diode on the board that will read a different temperature. Usually its safe to assume that the temperature reported is the northbridge, pretty much standard in ...
by rpc180
Mon May 05, 2003 5:07 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Passive, dual-monitor, fast graphics card - at a low price?
Replies: 21
Views: 5390

I'm using the 8500 with 128 DDR. Its got a HP-80A aftermarket added to it also. Great colors and performance, I get resolutions up to 1280x1024 and 32-bit in Windows. My most recent game (FPS, No One Lives Forever 2, released in 2002 I think), highest resolution available is 1280x768 and 32-bit. The...
by rpc180
Sun May 04, 2003 4:44 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Most silent 92mm and 120mm fans (12V DC) ?
Replies: 33
Views: 24344

I'm using a 92mm Panaflo, it exhibits a slight ticking at 5-7V, but its inaudiable in a closed case and ~1m. I exchanged the PSU fan for it, but I decided it was making too much noise. I am running it on a Zalman fan bracket, so it doesn't have much restriction going on there. In that location, its ...
by rpc180
Sun May 04, 2003 11:58 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: hi google275275303123138
Replies: 9
Views: 4964

Damn google search bar! :shock:
by rpc180
Thu May 01, 2003 2:40 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Silenx really silent or is mine defective?
Replies: 43
Views: 9504

...for most people, the background noise in their homes will be louder than most noise your computer generates with these products. The hard-core nuts in here must have soundproof rooms ... Hey, hey, what about us insomniacs up until 3-4am when there's 0 ambient noise? HD whine can drive a person b...
by rpc180
Thu May 01, 2003 12:26 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Easy Hard Drive Question
Replies: 3
Views: 1717

If you've got the drive sitting in a cage directly in the airflow path of a case fan, it'll benefit of cooling regardless of its orientation. Normally, up is the side with the sticker, the cabling in the back of the drive will be orientated to down (or on lower half of the drive case). There is some...
by rpc180
Thu May 01, 2003 12:02 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: No prescription Baclofen
Replies: 1
Views: 963

It could be "whistling" through the crevacies of your heatsink. You can try getting longer screws and spacing the fan a little away from the heatsink using washers and such.
by rpc180
Thu May 01, 2003 10:35 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate Barracudas
Replies: 14
Views: 3560

I hope Samsung is building these ultra quiet 7200 drives and gets them to market. Even though the older IVs are the best for quiet, everyone's stocking the newer Vs and 7200.7s :?
by rpc180
Wed Apr 30, 2003 5:46 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Modded Raidmax PSU, how warm is too warm?
Replies: 1
Views: 1378

Its difficult to say without a temperature reading. Most here would take an exhast air temp of 40C on a PSU as fine. That also depends on the build quality, but I assume that Raidmax ranks up there in quality.
by rpc180
Wed Apr 30, 2003 5:42 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: 150! And 136 on Apr 21.
Replies: 77
Views: 49117

to get the same amount of points, they have done 3000 more work units.
I think it has to do with gromac folding. If you check our own team stats, some people with higher WU numbers have lower scores (me) than some people with lower WU totals and higher scores ( :evil: )
by rpc180
Wed Apr 30, 2003 5:31 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Plans for 1-fan Athlon XP system
Replies: 8
Views: 2761

It sounds like it could work, though you might need to crank the 120mm fan up pretty high to get it sufficiently cool the HSF also :?: Another issue: the central hub of a 120, its pretty large, if its directly over the CPU HSF, would you really get airflow over it :?:
by rpc180
Wed Apr 30, 2003 9:40 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Join the SPCR Folding@Home effort
Replies: 436
Views: 176156

I'm just about to contribute another 33 pointer :) On the last 6 frames! Lets go!
by rpc180
Wed Apr 30, 2003 9:30 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman 6500B clip problem
Replies: 19
Views: 4919

I personally like their original screw into Motherboard fastening system... I really hate to think that the the only thing holding a 6500CU or a 7000CU (1lbs of copper!!) over my expensive video card and tons of other stuff are 4 thin little plastic tops on a removeable OEM P4 bracket. Even the 7000...
by rpc180
Wed Apr 30, 2003 9:18 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Console version confuses me.
Replies: 15
Views: 9348

EM shows some nice pictures and lets you run the console in the background and gives you stats. I think you can also run multiple distributed comp clients... Though 1) you can check your stats by reading the logs created in the folding directory. I have the logs shortcutted to my desktop. 2) You can...
by rpc180
Wed Apr 30, 2003 9:09 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Tom's Hardware case reviews
Replies: 10
Views: 4068

Seriously, these cases are so ugly, but its not just limited to cases! Have any of you guys seen the electronics stores like Circuit City or Best Buy? There stereo shelf systems are ugly and BIG. Cars are the same way, all of them are partially trying to copy the modded Integras and Civics (and Neon...
by rpc180
Wed Apr 30, 2003 8:50 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Console version confuses me.
Replies: 15
Views: 9348

I know I was having problems before also with the console. I had started it through a task in the Windows XP scheduler, then I switched to FireDaemon to run it. Problem was I never turned off the scheduler, so whenever I tried to run the console normally, it would freeze up on me. But the service ra...
by rpc180
Tue Apr 29, 2003 10:49 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Join the SPCR Folding@Home effort
Replies: 436
Views: 176156

Cornell's going down tomorrow!

SPCR 105 and counting down!
by rpc180
Tue Apr 29, 2003 2:25 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Better Zalman Northbridge Heatsink Alternative ?
Replies: 25
Views: 7759

There's probably nothing beyond the zalman for that is fanless. Though you can try some of these methods. You can try getting a hold of an older CPU heatsink, say a Pentium I or III (flip chip model) or a smaller AMD HSF. If you were going to use thermal adhesive, any of these or the following will ...