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by rpc180
Wed May 14, 2003 11:47 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: isolating a noisy water pump
Replies: 6
Views: 1556

There are a couple ideas about this on another thread... there's also some photos a good method to decouple near the bottom. Here's the link.

http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewto ... tercooling
by rpc180
Wed May 14, 2003 8:22 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Why do most cases look ugly?
Replies: 15
Views: 4733

ATX --> Form follows function. I'd disagree. IMHO, the most efficient way to have a system running would be to have the processor and the PSU in the lowest part of the case to get the coolest air ... maybe fan vents in the base right below these two points and then have the PCI cards which don't ne...
by rpc180
Wed May 14, 2003 8:19 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: My Experiences Silencing a Radeon 8500
Replies: 24
Views: 6894

From what it sounds like I think I know why you're getting those nice temps :) My only exhast is the 80L1a in the PSU running at 7V. The fan on the CPU is a 92mm panaflo at 6V with duct. And the one over the GPU is a 5V panaflo 80L1a. There are a few heat sources though including the TV card that's ...
by rpc180
Tue May 13, 2003 5:56 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: my home brew completely passive power supply
Replies: 40
Views: 31362

That's seriously the nicest DYI wiring job I've ever seen, hell it even beats most professional factory wiring jobs.
by rpc180
Tue May 13, 2003 5:53 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Why do most cases look ugly?
Replies: 15
Views: 4733

Well, I dunno, the colored plastics never really appealed to me much, I always thought they looked like toys I played with as a kid. Of course its identified as a Mac, but I gotta agree, I would love a SFF or Epox that would fit in a shelf or just blend in and just have an LCD on the desk, keyboard ...
by rpc180
Tue May 13, 2003 12:20 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Increase F@H speed and Molecular Draw Rate.
Replies: 21
Views: 10646

the lesson here is to send all your stuff to me, and I'll just give you credit for all my WUs.
These offers are getting fairly common around here as of late! :)
by rpc180
Tue May 13, 2003 12:12 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: SPCR Forum Suggestion
Replies: 3
Views: 1075

Probably more like SilentOCD... you could try separating the PSU from the case with cardboard and duct it through a forward 5.25 bay to get air... That should keep temps down for the PSU. Though the CPU fan may have to work in teh opposite direction and become the sole exhast... I'm down to 3 fans, ...
by rpc180
Tue May 13, 2003 12:06 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Will this be a -completely- silent system ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2971

So these PSUs already have the heatsinks watercooled? I guess they have an input/output plugs for a water cycle? I really though I was the first one to come up with the idea of pre-made water ready PSUs... oh well. May have to re-thinking the whole water cooling scenario :)
by rpc180
Tue May 13, 2003 8:25 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Does anyone have any experince with IMPRESSION cases?
Replies: 2
Views: 1466

There are alot of reviews out on that case (external to SPCR though). Most are under the title: G-Mono. I think its an AMS design that's being relabled. Google a 'G Mono review'
by rpc180
Tue May 13, 2003 8:19 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Increase F@H speed and Molecular Draw Rate.
Replies: 21
Views: 10646

Aw cause of all you AMD fans I went and OC'ed the P2.2 ... got to 2.59 before it crashed :roll: AND lost a gromac's core at step 70/100!!! :evil: Learned my lesson ... keeping stock and quiet until I spring for more stuffs :wink:
by rpc180
Tue May 13, 2003 8:12 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: how safe is my CWT 450w (antec) with these new quiet fans?
Replies: 8
Views: 2378

I have an Antec PP353x. Originally had 2 fans, 1 80, 1 92. I replaced the 92 with a L1a 80 and left the other one empty. Someone suggested getting a regular thermometer (the kind you put in your mouth to see if your sick) to get a round-a-bout idea of the exhast temp. I tried it and I came up with 3...
by rpc180
Tue May 13, 2003 8:06 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: 89! -- & 60 just 3 weeks later!
Replies: 67
Views: 37044

My silent comp is in my bedroom. Even night time ambient noise outside my window shuts it out ... but if the window's closed and the house is silent ... you can hear the slight breeze through components :)
by rpc180
Tue May 13, 2003 8:02 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Will this be a -completely- silent system ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2971

I'd agree, I linked some thermal photos of an Epox motherboard, I would hate to have some of those components running without air circulation. On the other hand, you could double your radiator fan as an exhast also to allow for circulation. http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=4335&highl...
by rpc180
Tue May 13, 2003 4:56 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: My Experiences Silencing a Radeon 8500
Replies: 24
Views: 6894

For curiosity's sake. Starsky, what's your current fan setup inside the case? And thanks again for checking the PCB temperature for me :)
by rpc180
Tue May 13, 2003 4:47 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: 89! -- & 60 just 3 weeks later!
Replies: 67
Views: 37044

Letting it run over night also helps. I go to school for many hours a day also :wink:
by rpc180
Tue May 13, 2003 4:42 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Silencing a Radeon 8500
Replies: 17
Views: 7611

When I said it made noises, I meant the card started to creak as I applied pressure from the screwdriver and I was pretty sure I was going to break the card. I had the same issue. There's going to be a significant amount of force to undo the thermal adhesive they used. When I did it my screwdriver ...
by rpc180
Mon May 12, 2003 10:06 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: SSE
Replies: 2
Views: 2824

I just got that error as well, I will wait until tomorrow before I start to download a new core though...
by rpc180
Mon May 12, 2003 8:06 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling
Replies: 17
Views: 8775

Ya definately get props for the ingenuity of that pump mounting! My watercooling theory is actually visited more in depth in other forums :) I would love to try watercooling if a PSU company ever built a PSU to be installed into a water cycle out of the box (probably should patent that idea...) I've...
by rpc180
Mon May 12, 2003 8:01 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Advice needed: new silent rig list....
Replies: 1
Views: 1039

The buzz you're hearing is from the PWM circuitry from the fanbus. If I recall, PC Toys Fanbus is just a rebadged Vantec Nexus (not the PSU, its a fan controller). There's a lot of talk in the forums about its questionable quality of circuitry. Most have had luck returning it due to the buzzing. Som...
by rpc180
Mon May 12, 2003 7:56 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: My Experiences Silencing a Radeon 8500
Replies: 24
Views: 6894

Well, the fan can stay, its only late at night that the two fans end up creating vibrations that are audible ... and the HD whine still overpowers that to some extent ... it hasn't ended yet, but the comp is stable while folding ... I really should hit up radio shack for a thermocouple with the next...
by rpc180
Mon May 12, 2003 10:19 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: standards for quiet CD/DVD Drives
Replies: 6
Views: 2875

I have a two optical drives in my quiet system now. The system is a Foxconn TU-150 steel case, 3 Panaflo 80l1a fans, 2 on a hard mounted zalman bracket and the last decoupled in the PSU, and 'cuda IV 40 drives (decoupled). No foam, but I don't really want to bother just yet. CDRW: HP 9100i (8x4x32)....
by rpc180
Mon May 12, 2003 10:09 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: My Experiences Silencing a Radeon 8500
Replies: 24
Views: 6894

Lol, okay great :) I can take that fan off the Zalman bracket! I was seriously worried that PCB was reaching into the 50s or something :)
by rpc180
Sun May 11, 2003 8:07 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Folding Farm
Replies: 210
Views: 90941

oh oops :) I went to the Windows TS2 Presentation, got a coupon for a NFRS copy of Win2k3 w/ 5 licenses, just wanted to know if I could find a source for the academic version of 2000 Professional ... but man, M$ charges $1,014.00 for this copy ... and you picked up one for $100+ ...
by rpc180
Sun May 11, 2003 7:40 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: How many fans do you have? Not inside the computer that is.
Replies: 8
Views: 3353

120mm 2 Sunon 120mm, KD1212PTB1. They were used as a blowhole and a front intake. Too loud, never use even at 5V. 92mm Enermax Globe Fan relable from Antec 350 PSU Zalman from a 6500AlCu, Needed to cut the wires to run on my baybus, didn't want to do so I got a 92mm Panaflo Panaflo L1a, Second just ...
by rpc180
Sun May 11, 2003 7:14 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: De-coupled case fan/ filtered/ducted. New Photos.
Replies: 9
Views: 2683

Man, I'm going to feel old if he says he doesn't remember ... :?
by rpc180
Sun May 11, 2003 5:04 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: My Experiences Silencing a Radeon 8500
Replies: 24
Views: 6894

Its alright man :) thanks again for trying, I know how it is!
by rpc180
Sun May 11, 2003 4:08 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Increase F@H speed and Molecular Draw Rate.
Replies: 21
Views: 10646

oh yeah, forgot about that :) The draw rate is just a snapshot of what's currently being done it happens every so often, set by the redraw rate. It doesn't help processing go faster as the rate of processing remains stable (save for the 1-2% amount of CPU/GPU power used to redraw), so you can set it...
by rpc180
Sun May 11, 2003 3:37 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Increase F@H speed and Molecular Draw Rate.
Replies: 21
Views: 10646

Yup, its a Northwood, wow, I seriously should switch over the XP1700 downstairs ... :) SSE is usually enabled by default for upper class processors. -forceasm is the switch I believe. It turns it on if its available, but if its available, its usually turned on already.
by rpc180
Sun May 11, 2003 10:14 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: What do the memory timings mean?
Replies: 6
Views: 1537

I'm using a stick of generic memory, though its Samsung chips (1 x DDR 2100, 512Mb). At the moment timings are CAS 2-2-2-5, though it posted, I want to know the actual settings. The SPD timings aren't listed on the stick of RAM so I have no clue what they are! Does anyone know of a program that will...
by rpc180
Sun May 11, 2003 9:46 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Increase F@H speed and Molecular Draw Rate.
Replies: 21
Views: 10646

I don't think its much faster, estimated CPU use time for the graphics portion is supposedly between 1-2% of overall and close to nothing when its minimized. The difference is that with the text client you can add some of the tags that may force you to optimize methods in case the graphical client d...