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by Coolin
Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:16 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Silent Gaming Mouse?
Replies: 22
Views: 33758

LED:s are bad, mmm-kay? I find these unnecessary mouse LED:s to be visual noise , hence I simply can't stand them. So there should be some sort of off switch for the mouse LED:s. As you guys said the Lachesis' LED:s can be easily turned off via software. Excellent! But what about the other Razers? ...
by Coolin
Sun May 21, 2006 12:33 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: PURE SILENCE at last!
Replies: 4
Views: 2819

Really? I find my Latitude X1 quite noisy... It's noiser than my desktop at least.

The hard drive makes a high pitched whiney noise.
by Coolin
Mon Feb 20, 2006 1:47 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Accidental Fanless CNPS-7000-AlCu
Replies: 2
Views: 1699

Accidental Fanless CNPS-7000-AlCu

I built myself a pretty quiet system in April 2005 and was pretty happy with it. I managed to get away with no case fans, to make sure that the computer was silent to my ears. The only fans in the system were a super-undervolted (~3V) Zalman 7000-AlCu on and a Seasonic S12 380W. My CPU is an Athlon ...
by Coolin
Sun Aug 07, 2005 3:50 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Dell X1 a fanless very quiet notebook computer.
Replies: 8
Views: 9406

I also have the X1. I was wondering what you think about the screen? I find my screen quite disappointing. The viewing angle is pretty bad, I have to look straight on to get any decent image quality. Also, the backlight is really uneven. The screen is not clear at all. I wonder if it's an isolated p...
by Coolin
Sun Jul 24, 2005 6:35 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: This must be silent: Samsung Q30 FANLESS
Replies: 3
Views: 4701

I ordered the Dell Latitude X1, let's see how it goes when it comes here.
by Coolin
Sun Jun 26, 2005 9:09 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Cooler Master VGA Cooler
Replies: 6
Views: 2339

ultraboy wrote:Seeing that you have 4 case fans in your current set up, you should consider fanless VGA cooler. The Coolermaster VGA cooler you're looking at also has a fan which sooner or later is going to make noise.
The fan is optional on the coolermaster.
by Coolin
Thu Jun 09, 2005 9:42 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: VGA Cooler Shootout
Replies: 5
Views: 2180

I don't understand how two fans can be that quiet. =/
by Coolin
Mon Jun 06, 2005 9:39 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 850W PSU!
Replies: 6
Views: 1866

PC Power and Cooling makes excellent power supplies in terms of stable voltages, and being able to push the power you need when you need it at all times.

However, it was not designed for quietness like Seasonics are. The PCP&C are clearly audible, while Seasonics are near silent.
by Coolin
Sat Jun 04, 2005 11:27 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec True Power 550 -> Seasonic 430
Replies: 6
Views: 1957

Yes.
by Coolin
Fri Jun 03, 2005 1:32 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Lian-Li case unveiled at Computex
Replies: 21
Views: 6672

It looks pretty interesting, but the design wastes a lot of space. I guess it's perfect for the people that would buy those huge server cases anyways.
by Coolin
Thu Jun 02, 2005 11:19 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Zalman's new 9500 LED CPU cooler @ Computex Taipei
Replies: 47
Views: 17027

Here are more informations. I don't understand what is written there but there are more pictures and a few specs. I tried to translate it with Babelfish, but then I realized it was all a .gif pic! :oops: :lol: Here's the English version: http://www.zalman.co.kr/mboard/mboard/mboard.asp?exe=view&boa...
by Coolin
Fri May 06, 2005 12:40 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Abit got mobos with heatpipes!
Replies: 88
Views: 44483

I'd think we should give credit where credit is due guys. Exhibit A: Abit Silent OTES http://www2.abit.com.tw/upload/english/otes-03.jpg Exhibit B: Thermaltake Schooner http://www.thermaltake.com/images/coolers/cl-g0009Schooner/cl-g0009.jpg Why does the Thermaltake solution get the automatic thumbs ...
by Coolin
Fri May 06, 2005 12:16 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Cooler Master Cool Viva VGA Cooler
Replies: 7
Views: 2304

Sorry for bumping this thread from the graveyard, but I've been looking for a cheap passive cooler for the Radeon 9800 Pro I want to get, and this one seems to fit the bill perfectly. It costs only ~$13 at NCIX, compared with the $50 for the Zalman passive cooler. It'll obviously be inferior to the ...
by Coolin
Fri May 06, 2005 12:05 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Are the stock fans on the Antec SLK3000B silent?
Replies: 15
Views: 5023

My crappy statement wasn't really referring to it not starting at 5V, but to its louder than expected noise levels at 12V. I thought it would be comparable, if not quieter than the TriCool on low. According to the SLK3000B review, the noise levels of the two should be pretty similar. However, it was...
by Coolin
Thu May 05, 2005 11:20 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD Elastic Suspension... Show your pics!
Replies: 446
Views: 958848

Woah, that's awesome.

I want one! :lol:
by Coolin
Thu May 05, 2005 9:55 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Are the stock fans on the Antec SLK3000B silent?
Replies: 15
Views: 5023

I was running a Nexus 12V on my SLK3000B and it was so annoying I had to turn it off. Now I have no case fans... I tried sticking it on the 5V connector of my S12, but it only started up half of the time. It was definitely louder than the stock Antec TriCool on low setting. However, I still found th...
by Coolin
Tue May 03, 2005 3:55 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Liquid-Metal Cooling Loops
Replies: 36
Views: 14253

Tibors wrote:Heat it till your CPU melts too.
Only Prescotts are capable of that.
by Coolin
Tue May 03, 2005 2:23 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Liquid-Metal Cooling Loops
Replies: 36
Views: 14253

Pure mercury perhaps? :lol:
by Coolin
Mon May 02, 2005 8:44 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Gigabyte K8N Ultra-9 Sensors
Replies: 8
Views: 3232

25 would probably be the ambient case temperature.
by Coolin
Sun May 01, 2005 8:12 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Modern Western Digital WD2500JB 250GB drive...quiet?
Replies: 10
Views: 3107

From what I can tell, the, "blacktop," Caviars are the new FDB models. If I'm wrong here, somebody call me out. My blacktop 250GB Western Digital is horrible. So horrible that I ripped it out and have it sitting on my desk instead of trying to do something futile like suspending it. (This one was p...
by Coolin
Thu Apr 28, 2005 6:17 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: MOUSE whine?!
Replies: 40
Views: 26370

My MX 510 whines.

And with some practice and dead silence, I can hear it from an arms length away. This is getting really annoying.
by Coolin
Fri Apr 22, 2005 1:37 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 7700 AlCu driving me maaaaaad
Replies: 36
Views: 11803

I'm similarly disappointed with my 7000B AlCu. I tried undervolting beyond 5V by attaching it to the 5V fan connector on the Seasonic S12 and then using a fanmate, but it's still not quiet. The RPMs aren't much slower either, but I guess I was expecting too much of a difference. It's still the loude...
by Coolin
Tue Apr 19, 2005 4:47 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Flaw in the SLK3000B's drive cage?
Replies: 7
Views: 2640

Well if any contact is made between the little legs and the drive itself, it should only be minor contact. The major contact is between the rubber and the drive itself, when screwed in. That's where most of the vibration should be travelling across.
by Coolin
Tue Apr 19, 2005 4:45 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Just can't seem to find the right case to buy in Canada...
Replies: 8
Views: 2604

The 3000B doesn't have front audio ports.
by Coolin
Sun Apr 10, 2005 10:22 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: ARRRRGh this Vantec sucks!! What to do?
Replies: 20
Views: 4930

If your computer hasn't blown up with 1 Vantec Stealth, then it wouldn't with two Nexuses. I would install a Nexus in the front and the back. The noise should be considerably less, and the airflow would not be significantly affected. It might even improve. From what I've seen, the 120mm Vantec Steal...
by Coolin
Fri Apr 01, 2005 12:13 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Athlon 64 power reduction: C'n'Q, Vcore, mobile, tools
Replies: 22
Views: 88753

Wow very nice post. :) I was wondering, is it possible to BIOS undervolt AND enable Cool n Quiet at the same time? Thanks for your appreciation. Regarding your problem: "2. Beyond Cool'n'Quiet - Tweaking of the P-States" in the 1st post shows you a solution. Woops. :oops: Anyway, I got my voltage d...
by Coolin
Thu Mar 31, 2005 11:26 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Athlon 64 power reduction: C'n'Q, Vcore, mobile, tools
Replies: 22
Views: 88753

Wow very nice post. :) I was wondering, is it possible to BIOS undervolt AND enable Cool n Quiet at the same time? I have an Athlon 64 3000+ and I have it running at the stock speed of 1800MHz at 1.168volts. But when I use CPU-Z to check on Cool n Quiet, I see that it lowers my clock speed to 1GHz, ...
by Coolin
Tue Mar 29, 2005 1:37 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: E.A.R Grommets on a Tri-Cool?
Replies: 8
Views: 2609

I'm kind of hesitant about using a lube because that means I'd have to take my motherboard and everything out again. =/

A hole is a hole, but some are smaller. ;)
by Coolin
Tue Mar 29, 2005 1:15 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: E.A.R Grommets on a Tri-Cool?
Replies: 8
Views: 2609

E.A.R Grommets on a Tri-Cool?

I was building my system yesterday, and spent over an hour trying to fit on the Tri-Cool on the back of my 3000B using E.A.R grommets. I broke one (and they're pretty strong rubber too), and eventually gave up and simply went with hard mounting it. I was wondering if anyone else had experience with ...
by Coolin
Mon Mar 28, 2005 3:14 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec SLK3000B: Minimalist Midtower for Quiet PC
Replies: 233
Views: 184637

How does the purple fan bracket at the front affect noise? Would it be significantly quieter if I took it off and mounted it with zip ties?