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by Grubert
Fri May 27, 2005 4:05 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung P120 200GB SATA tested and ...............
Replies: 53
Views: 29222

Samsung labels their HD lines after their max capacity per platter. P120 has 120GB (well, actually 125GB) per platter, for a maximum of 250GB with two platters (on the SP2504C, still unavailable). My new PC, which I'm picking up this weekend, will have an SP2004C. It's bound to beat my current Penti...
by Grubert
Wed May 11, 2005 4:20 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: nForce4 Chipset Fan Replacement Thread
Replies: 236
Views: 216632

Here's a nice little video (found on the Anandtech forum) demonstrating the less-than-quiet operation of the Asus A8N-E chipset fan: For this video clip, I unplugged all the drives and fans, including the video card fan. right-click, Save As ----> http://www.omnicast.net/~tmcfadden/A8N-E.AVI The cli...
by Grubert
Mon May 09, 2005 4:47 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: DDR memory - what to look for?
Replies: 2
Views: 1100

DDR memory - what to look for?

Does any characteristic of DDR memory have any impact on the quietness of a setup?

More specifically, if you don't overclock the RAM, does heat emission vary depending on memory stock speed, latency and other parameters?

TIA.
by Grubert
Sun May 08, 2005 12:32 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Heatsinks roundup: 25 heatsinks tested at hardware.fr
Replies: 6
Views: 2410

Nevin wrote: If they had used the CPU's internal thermal diode to measure the core temperature, I suspect that the rankings in the comparison would look very different.
I thought the accuracy of the CPU's internal thermal diode had been widely questioned.
by Grubert
Tue May 03, 2005 11:28 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: New Samsung drives officially posted. One is a 2.2 bel idle.
Replies: 89
Views: 46830

Hi, I've just received an SP2004c from a Swiss etailer and it's a Nidec.

Can't tell you much more because I'm still waiting for other components. :cry:
by Grubert
Tue Apr 26, 2005 7:10 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Interested in a Papst 4412F/2GL ?
Replies: 9
Views: 3707

See [url=http://www.cooling-masters.com/articles-28-22.html]here the performance of the 4412 F/2GL with a Thermalright XP120.
by Grubert
Tue Apr 26, 2005 1:34 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermaltake Typhoon 12cm fan heatpipe CPU Cooler
Replies: 27
Views: 8142

krage wrote:
Grubert wrote:Found a positive review here.
Anyone else find it amusing that this review lists "Light Weight" in the Pros column while listing the 813g in the spec section? :lol:
Forum member Kweit said so, a full week before you. :lol:
by Grubert
Mon Apr 25, 2005 6:52 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermaltake Typhoon 12cm fan heatpipe CPU Cooler
Replies: 27
Views: 8142

http://www.overclockercafe.com/Reviews/cooling/Tt_Big_Typhoon/index.html http://www.amdplanet.it/archivio/articoli/96/1 (in Italian) http://www.hardkorehardware.com/review/011/bt.htm http://www.xtremecomputing.co.uk/review.php?id=134 The last one is especially interesting for this forum, as test set...
by Grubert
Wed Apr 20, 2005 10:59 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Near-final setup! Please advise
Replies: 10
Views: 3179

Amourek wrote:Suggest a Zalman VF700 for the 6600GT.
Thanks for the advice. Initially, I'll use it with the stock fan, in order to check that the card operates correctly before voiding the warranty. Then I'll go to town with the VF700!
by Grubert
Wed Apr 20, 2005 6:05 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Be Quiet! Blackline BQT PS-470W
Replies: 7
Views: 3219

Answering myself... :) See here a comparison of: Seasonic S12 430 Watt Be Quiet! BQT P5-420 Watt Silverstone Zeus Series ST52F 520 Watt The Seasonic is quieter but the BQT offers better performance and more connection options. I wonder, what's the difference in dB between "fairly quiet" and "very qu...
by Grubert
Tue Apr 19, 2005 11:50 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Near-final setup! Please advise
Replies: 10
Views: 3179

el_ wrote:may 6th you could have the venice instead of winnie.
I know, but they'll probably be expensive and hard to find initially, won't they?

Apart from that, I'm not sure what benefits Venice will offer for a non-advanced user who has been using PCs for 13 years without overclocking a thing :oops:
by Grubert
Tue Apr 19, 2005 12:09 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Near-final setup! Please advise
Replies: 10
Views: 3179

Is this Geil Ram 1x1GB or 2x512 MB? And wich speed? 2x512. Speed is as follows: Timings CAS Latency (CL) 2,5 RAS-to-CAS-Delay (tRCD) 4 RAS-Precharge-Time (tRP) 4 Row-Active-Time (tRAS) 8 Command Rate (CMD) 2 T Are you going to replace the fans on the mobo GC? Most stock fans are really noisy. Yes, ...
by Grubert
Tue Apr 19, 2005 7:41 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Final decision: Enermax NoiseTaker or BeQuiet P5?
Replies: 4
Views: 1510

Thanks a lot Frank. You're great help! If you find yourself short of Papst fans or Toblerones you only have to ask. :wink:
by Grubert
Tue Apr 19, 2005 5:23 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Near-final setup! Please advise
Replies: 10
Views: 3179

Near-final setup! Please advise

Okay, after umpteen false starts, I think I'm ready to jump. MB: K8n Neo4-F 100€ CPU: AMD 3000+ Winchester 119€ RAM: 1GB GEIL 89€ GC: Palit 6600GT 130€ HD: Samsung SP2004C 102€ DVD: LG 4163B 62€ Case: Antec SLK3000B 50€ Case fan: Papst 120mm 18€ PSU: Enermax NoiseTaker 425W 80€ Cooler: Thermalright ...
by Grubert
Tue Apr 19, 2005 4:32 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Final decision: Enermax NoiseTaker or BeQuiet P5?
Replies: 4
Views: 1510

Final decision: Enermax NoiseTaker or BeQuiet P5?

Yeah, I know, Seasonic is best, but you can't get hold of them around here. If they don't get here soon, my two other candidates are:

Enermax Noisetaker
Review

BeQuiet
Review

System would be typical desktop AMD with a 6600GT card and one S-ATA HD.

Any suggestions?
by Grubert
Sat Apr 16, 2005 4:55 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermaltake Typhoon 12cm fan heatpipe CPU Cooler
Replies: 27
Views: 8142

Found a positive review here.
by Grubert
Fri Apr 15, 2005 6:20 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: TTIC NPH-775-1
Replies: 0
Views: 636

TTIC NPH-775-1

Image

Official page

Interestingly, it came out second on a big French Socket 775 cooler roundup (with an 80mm fan), whereas it received a rather negative review on PC Modding Malaysia (with a 92mm fan).

Price is €44,99 without fan.
by Grubert
Fri Apr 15, 2005 2:37 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Be Quiet! Blackline BQT PS-470W
Replies: 7
Views: 3219

I'd like to know if any other forum members have bought and/or tested this PSU, especially in comparison to the Seasonic S12, now that the Seasonic may be finally coming to Europe.
by Grubert
Thu Apr 14, 2005 2:28 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Which PSU for MSI K8N NEO4 Platinum?
Replies: 4
Views: 1787

I was looking at the BeQuiet BQT P5 line. See manual here and review here.

I guess that'd work, wouldn't it? Is it really necessary to get the 470W (first over 450) or would 420 be enough?
by Grubert
Thu Apr 14, 2005 11:44 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Which PSU for MSI K8N NEO4 Platinum?
Replies: 4
Views: 1787

Perfect timing for this post - I was about to ask the same thing, as I am researching for my future PC, and the MSI were in my short list. According to MSI, the K8N Platinum SLI should be used with a PSU that met the following conditions: MSI Reminds You... • These two connectors (JPWR1 & JPWR2) con...
by Grubert
Thu Apr 14, 2005 4:34 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: nForce4 Chipset Fan Replacement Thread
Replies: 236
Views: 216632

Re: CAREFUL!

Additionally, I'd like to see some more passively cooled NF4 MBs. There is (or was) one: the Chaintech VNF4 http://www.chaintechusa.com/tw/images/Products/Motherboard/VNF4Ultra_L.jpg Unfortunately, cooling wasn't so efficient, according to xbitlabs : After this discovery we got to overclocking with...
by Grubert
Wed Apr 13, 2005 2:36 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: New Samsung drives officially posted. One is a 2.2 bel idle.
Replies: 89
Views: 46830

Here in Switzerland (digitec.ch), the 2014N is available now, and the SP2014C is announced for "calendar week 16" (ie next week).

I'm looking forward to a comparison between this HD and my other candidate, the Maxtor DiamondMax 10.
by Grubert
Wed Apr 13, 2005 12:36 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: pentium-m adapter for socket-478
Replies: 88
Views: 30688

Tested on hardware.fr (in French). google translation of the conclusions: The use of Pentium M on desktop PC, confined hitherto with some impassioned users, could become well extensive with the arrival of Ct-479 d' ASUSTeK. This adapter indeed makes it possible to pass in addition to the problems in...
by Grubert
Tue Apr 12, 2005 2:13 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Inexpensive, silent case (looks not important) ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2576

FG, I've sent you a tangentially-related PM. :wink:
by Grubert
Tue Apr 12, 2005 1:06 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Inexpensive, silent case (looks not important) ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2576

Thanks everyone. Frank, No, I haven't bought anything yet - that's my purchase list at the moment (I'm waiting for Venice and Windows x64 to materialize). I did look at the passive Gigabyte 6600 but some reviews said it wasn't really effective, due possibly to bad assembly or QC (same thing just was...
by Grubert
Tue Apr 12, 2005 12:13 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Inexpensive, silent case (looks not important) ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2576

Inexpensive, silent case (looks not important) ?

I see most of you have very sexy-looking cases, but in my setup that would be a waste (the PC is fairly hidden under a desk). I'm going to build myself a PC with AMD64 3200+ (see full list below). And it won't be a 'power system' at all. My first option for the case was the Antec SLK3000B, which fit...
by Grubert
Fri Apr 08, 2005 6:43 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Galaxy 6600GT Glacier - with NV Silencer
Replies: 0
Views: 867

Galaxy 6600GT Glacier - with NV Silencer

Link

I haven't found any review. Anybody seen it?
by Grubert
Fri Apr 08, 2005 6:19 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: XP-120 , XP-90, or Zalman 7000B-cu??
Replies: 25
Views: 6746

Uh oh. Doesn't the XP90 suffer from that QC problem?

From what I've read, the XP90 is more than enough for A64 systems anyway, isn't it?
by Grubert
Fri Apr 08, 2005 1:31 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: XP-120 , XP-90, or Zalman 7000B-cu??
Replies: 25
Views: 6746

I'm in a similar dilemma. I can get: Zalman CNPS7000B-Cu for 52 CHF Thermalright XP90 with bundled fan for 65-76 CHF Or even an XP120 with a Papst U-Silent fan for 89 CHF (obviously overkill, I know, but great value for money!) For reference 1 CHF = 0.828 USD My planned setup (I'm still thinking it ...