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by cyberknight
Fri Mar 28, 2008 8:01 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Zalman NC-1000B notebook cooler Mini review
Replies: 2
Views: 5641

I've been looking for a laptop cooler, so I gave this one a try. Personally, I think it's a little loud, even at the lowest setting. I've always found Zalman fans had this aggressive "whirring" sound. And I can definitely notice the sound cut through my notebook fan of my Fujitsu Amilo 1437G. I dunn...
by cyberknight
Wed Jun 07, 2006 6:32 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: VGA Cooler Roundup: A Thermalright, two Zalmans, and an Arct
Replies: 54
Views: 33959

I can vouch for the VF900. With some slight modding, you can also attach the VF900 fan onto your video card's fan connector (rather than motherboard) and take advantage of any thermally controlled features your card may have. I did this with my X800XL AGP, and having the fan thermally controlled via...
by cyberknight
Sun Jun 04, 2006 12:12 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: NV5 and NCIX = PaperWeight RESOLVED by Arctic Cooling
Replies: 14
Views: 9072

it's ridiculous to expect the retailer to offer support for 6 years of the warranty. it should obviously go to the manufacturer.
by cyberknight
Mon May 29, 2006 8:15 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Attach VF900 fan connector to Video Card PCB slot?
Replies: 3
Views: 1749

Success! I now have my VF900 fan thermally controlled via ATI Tool. the 2-pin connector appeared proprietory, so I initally tried prying off the pins from the stock heatsink. After much frustration, I gave up. (I hope I didn't damage the wires) So I examined the PCB, and concluded I should be able t...
by cyberknight
Fri May 26, 2006 2:23 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Attach VF900 fan connector to Video Card PCB slot?
Replies: 3
Views: 1749

Attach VF900 fan connector to Video Card PCB slot?

I just installed my VF900 onto my ATI AIW X800XL AGP. Wow what a difference, the idle temps is immediately 10 degrees lower. anyways, I have the fan connected to my motherboard which in turn is connected to the fanmate. This means that I can't take advantage of any thermally controlled fan, (as the ...
by cyberknight
Wed Jun 22, 2005 4:50 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Ultra QUIET 120mm and 80mm Case Fans
Replies: 9
Views: 2863

at 1400RPM i doubt they would be quiet at 12V.

1800RPM is also a little bit high for an 80mm fan.

personally, I don't bother with CFM or dBA numbers. the RPM and reputation of the fan can generally tell you a lot more.
by cyberknight
Sat Jun 04, 2005 3:57 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic Super Silencer 400 can't produce stable 3.3 voltage
Replies: 8
Views: 2332

I just installed a Seasonic S12-430 yesterday. I notice my 3.3 is alittle lower than my other PSU's. It idles at 3.2V

I had a PowerQ (Fortron) 300W, that gave me 3.3V exactly.
My Antec True380S gave me 3.28V.

but I'm not gonna worry about it, still well within spec.
by cyberknight
Sat May 28, 2005 6:10 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Best fanless VGA heatsink?
Replies: 22
Views: 9471

VM-101 huh? looks interesting. Seems like they took the XP-120 and made a VGA heatsink out of it...

Now to find a Canadian store that sells it...
by cyberknight
Sat May 28, 2005 2:52 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Best fanless VGA heatsink?
Replies: 22
Views: 9471

Best fanless VGA heatsink?

I'm trying to decide which fanless heatsink to buy. I think I narrowed it down to the ThermalTake CL-G0003 or the Zalman ZM80D. I know that ThermalTake has a bit of a bad rep and a lot of ppl are gonna say Zalman right away, but this is fanless, so it is kinda hard to lie about dBA ratings. Has anyo...
by cyberknight
Thu May 26, 2005 11:39 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: suggestion for a 120mm
Replies: 36
Views: 10087

30dBA is pretty loud, yo. anyways, I personally have an Antec Pro 120mm in my Sonata. I connect it to the FAN ONLY and it spins at a quite 1000-1100RPM. It's very quiet and virtually no motor noise at that speed. Good quality fan. but if you want to 12V it and have it run at 2000RPM, that's loud eve...
by cyberknight
Wed May 18, 2005 1:30 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: hmm, weird slight buzzing when games start
Replies: 4
Views: 1761

yeah, it could be coil whine/buzz, likely from the PSU, but other parts in your system (ie. mobo) can be a potential source.

Coudl also be the monitor too. I know my CRT buzzes a bit sometimes.
by cyberknight
Wed May 11, 2005 9:36 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: In-Win C series
Replies: 6
Views: 1875

How is the airflow in the case? One of the concerns I (and others) have brought up abuot this case is that it does not support a front fan. As a result, that sparked up a bit of a conversation whether a front fan actually helps cooling or not, cuz there is a lot of anecdotal evidence that a front fa...
by cyberknight
Sun May 08, 2005 4:20 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Another SPCR recommended list: Cases
Replies: 123
Views: 198445

that's cuz Antec cases are easily accessible.

it's really hard to find a decent case that isn't a CoolerMaster or Antec in Canada
by cyberknight
Thu May 05, 2005 6:24 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New case contender....any good?
Replies: 7
Views: 2556

acrylic windows definitely do not help a PC be any quieter
by cyberknight
Wed Apr 27, 2005 11:51 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Any MATX case interest? & Newbie case advice?
Replies: 74
Views: 35517

http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=21396 I recently inquired about the C720T (Mid-Tower version of the Z720T) and InWin emailed me saying that it purposely has no front fan support cuz a front fan is not recommended by AMD's official Cooling Guide. There is some interesting results tho...
by cyberknight
Wed Apr 20, 2005 10:41 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Are Seagate NCQ drives louder?
Replies: 7
Views: 2051

Are Seagate NCQ drives louder?

I heard ppl talk about NCQ drives being noiser. Is this true? And by how much? Are they still quieter in general compared to other brands?

Or should I just go for an 8MB cache IDE version?
by cyberknight
Tue Apr 19, 2005 6:42 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Just can't seem to find the right case to buy in Canada...
Replies: 8
Views: 2476

I'm sure Mike gets a lot of freebies and doesn't buy everything locally. Only cases that are easily found in Canada are Antec, Coolermaster (mostly the aluminum cases), and ThermalTake cases. hell man, lots of ppl recommend Vantec Stealth fans at the NCIX forum cuz there is likely hardly any other p...
by cyberknight
Mon Apr 18, 2005 8:16 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: So... how important is a front fan in a case?
Replies: 14
Views: 5399

So... how important is a front fan in a case?

http://www.inwin-ru.com/html.dat/in-win/index.php-cPath=7_41.htm Interesting... I was looking at the InWin C720T case the other day and I was curious if it had a front fan. I couldn't tell, so I decided just to email them. Response: This model cannot support a front case fan. According to AMD's Guid...
by cyberknight
Sun Apr 17, 2005 3:41 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Need opinions on the Athenatech A605 case
Replies: 2
Views: 1208

Need opinions on the Athenatech A605 case

* Athenatech A605 pdf http://www.athenatech.us/Brochures/A605.pdf * Other Athenatech products http://www.athenatech.us/ourproducts.htm * A605 Review http://www.tweaknews.net/reviews/ath605/ Doesn't seem to be a whole lot of talk about Athenatech cases in general on these forums. Just wondering what ...
by cyberknight
Sat Apr 16, 2005 8:25 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Do any fan controllers with front audio in/out ports exist?
Replies: 3
Views: 1166

Do any fan controllers with front audio in/out ports exist?

I'm wondering if there are any fan controllers with front audio in/out ports. I know there are ones with front USB ports, like the Logisys 3.5" 3 channel fan controllers as linked below... http://www.silentpcreview.com/article133-page1.html Any ideas? Also, does anyone know where I can get that 3.5"...
by cyberknight
Sat Apr 16, 2005 8:20 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Just can't seem to find the right case to buy in Canada...
Replies: 8
Views: 2476

Just can't seem to find the right case to buy in Canada...

I'm looking to replace my Sonata, but I just can't seem to find the case. Seems there is such a limited selection for me to choose from in Canada. Anyways, hoping someone can help me out, here are the specs I am looking for: -front and rear 120mm fans -2 front USB and front audio in/out -"normal" ha...
by cyberknight
Tue Apr 12, 2005 12:40 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Inexpensive, silent case (looks not important) ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2448

Evercase 4252
by cyberknight
Sun Apr 03, 2005 9:46 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: General consensus about Antec Pro fans?
Replies: 2
Views: 1339

General consensus about Antec Pro fans?

I don't really hear much talk about the Antec Pro series fans. http://www.antec.com/us/productDetails.php?ProdID=75001 What do most ppl on this forum think about them? I have the 120mm version and I think it is an excellent fan. at 5V, it spins at about 900RPM and motor noise is almost non-existent....
by cyberknight
Sun Apr 03, 2005 9:37 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: What size is the front fan size of the Evercase 4252?
Replies: 1
Views: 939

What size is the front fan size of the Evercase 4252?

Assuming no drilling or modding, what is the maximum size of the front fan of the Evercase 4252? Does a 92mm fit?
by cyberknight
Sun Apr 03, 2005 9:34 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Coolermaster aluminum fan
Replies: 27
Views: 8169

hmm... this does look interesting. We might finally find a decent 38mm thick fan.
by cyberknight
Sun Apr 03, 2005 2:34 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Is the Thermaltake Silent PP Butterfly 480W a good buy?
Replies: 5
Views: 1753

ThermalTake is generally avoided for "silent" products. They often exaggerate their dBA ratings. I'd say you go for an Enermax instead. Or a Seasonic.
by cyberknight
Sat Apr 02, 2005 2:43 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Thoughts on Seagate?
Replies: 8
Views: 2499

I have never heard anything negative about Seagate.

They lag behind a bit in performance, but they've always gotten the reptuation of being very quiet and reliable.
by cyberknight
Sat Apr 02, 2005 2:00 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Will Seasonic S12 fit in Evercase 4252 with ease?
Replies: 3
Views: 1561

Will Seasonic S12 fit in Evercase 4252 with ease?

After seraching and reading tonnes of threads, I recall people mentioning that the motherboard/PSU can potentially be cramped and that some PSU's had a difficult time fitting. Will the Seasonic S12-430 work just fine? Also, how is the PSU that comes with the case? I've read that there are actually d...
by cyberknight
Fri Apr 01, 2005 11:44 am
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: Quick Review: Thermaltake Fanless Heatpipe VGA Cooler
Replies: 9
Views: 15761

does this have ram sinks? or a need for ram sinks?
by cyberknight
Fri Apr 01, 2005 1:27 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Is the noise from my True380S coming from the fan?
Replies: 5
Views: 1586

okay, I've been doing some reading on fan swapping. I took apart my PSU in my Pentium 3 system for kicks. I find that its design is slightly different as it doesn't use a 2 pin connector to connect the fan. It just uses solder on the board thing. But doing a fan swap is just as simple as unhooking t...