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by RowanDDR
Mon Oct 10, 2005 8:40 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: This site recommends 160gb samsung.. what about their 250gb?
Replies: 9
Views: 4424

MK8025GAS

forget 3.5" drives, I came into a little bit of money today so I've decided to buy a 2.5" drive instead. Is it me or does this seem like a very very good price for 2.5" 80gig drive? ht*p://www.misco.co.uk/productinformation/~75557~WW~/Toshiba%2080GB%20Hard%20Drive.htm [hi admin sorry not sure if lin...
by RowanDDR
Sat Oct 08, 2005 1:20 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Unusually quiet Seagate 7200.7 made-in-China 80G HDD
Replies: 45
Views: 38189

Are you sure your system is actually idle when these noises happen? Maybe its windows doing some "helpful" background indexing or some other helpful service that should probably be disabled? I'm about to buy a new HD, probably this one .. not sure if thats one you guys are talking about in this thre...
by RowanDDR
Wed Oct 05, 2005 4:38 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: This site recommends 160gb samsung.. what about their 250gb?
Replies: 9
Views: 4424

Thanks for the info CoolGav.

HD compatibility list has been updated today, this answers most of my questions. http://www.silentpcreview.com/article29-page2.html
by RowanDDR
Wed Oct 05, 2005 2:46 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: This site recommends 160gb samsung.. what about their 250gb?
Replies: 9
Views: 4424

And does anyone know how to tell which motor is in the SP1614N? When asking which (JVC or Nitec motor) was printed on the bottom, a stockist here in england (misco.co.uk) tells me: "I have asked our warehouse to have a look at the product for you, but unfortunately there isn't anything like you desc...
by RowanDDR
Tue Oct 04, 2005 11:27 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: This site recommends 160gb samsung.. what about their 250gb?
Replies: 9
Views: 4424

This site recommends 160gb samsung.. what about their 250gb?

This site recommends 160gb samsung HD (Samsung SP1604N).. what about their 250gb model? Incidently I'm having a real problem trying to find the 160gb model with a Nidec motor, they all seem to have JVC. Any ideas guys? I'm in England. Incidently, what is the difference between the SP16 0 4N & SP16 1...
by RowanDDR
Fri Sep 30, 2005 11:34 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: newbie needs help choosing a pc case
Replies: 16
Views: 4066

My PSU is an "active PFC" Enermax one, about a year old. Its got a little knob on it to control the speed. Theres no point using the slowest setting at yet, because the low pitch noise generated at top speed partially masks the more annoying HD noise atm!

Videocard & HSF are mentioned above.
by RowanDDR
Fri Sep 30, 2005 1:15 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: newbie needs help choosing a pc case
Replies: 16
Views: 4066

The most annoying (highest pitched whiney) sound is coming from my main HD it seems. Its only 8gig, so ancient, well overdue for a replacement (then I can ditch my secondary 40gig HD too). Fan/heatsink on my CPU mentioned above. Yes I did fit it with Arctic 5. Strangly, my brother has the same heats...
by RowanDDR
Fri Sep 30, 2005 10:57 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: newbie needs help choosing a pc case
Replies: 16
Views: 4066

Ok, its arrived, and I've now transplanted everything over into it. My PC now seems more noisy than with my last (ancient) case(!) ??? Cooler though, when idle (52.C). And no longer overheats when transcoding a DVD.. although it still comes very close (69.C vs 73.C+) It didnt come with any fans, so ...
by RowanDDR
Thu Sep 29, 2005 5:50 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: newbie needs help choosing a pc case
Replies: 16
Views: 4066

Thanks. I'm in the UK so I ordered it directly from Ever Case UK: £38.19 including... The case itself (I went for black/silver) Hard disc drive gromits for my 2 discs Adjustable CPU fan duct (not sure if this'll make it more noisy) Next day delivery! Perfect coz I have the day off work. Nice and lig...
by RowanDDR
Thu Sep 29, 2005 4:05 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: newbie needs help choosing a pc case
Replies: 16
Views: 4066

*bump* - please help, I just need to know the name for the height of case I'm looking for.. is it "midi tower"?

its pay day 2moro so I wanna know what i'm looking for :D
by RowanDDR
Mon Sep 26, 2005 1:41 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: newbie needs help choosing a pc case
Replies: 16
Views: 4066

Oops.. my current pc case is 42cm high, and it just fits under my desk...

According to the P180 review on this site, its 21.3" (54cm) high. Big boo boo! :? :cry:

I'm guessing this thing only comes in one size? Is there a name for the height of case I'm looking for, i.e. midi tower or something?
by RowanDDR
Sat Sep 24, 2005 5:33 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: newbie needs help choosing a pc case
Replies: 16
Views: 4066

P180 it is, thanks guys! I do appreciate that getting a new case is the start of my silencing mission, not the end. My current system spec is: CPU: Pentium4 3ghz (478 style) For some reason I replaced the perfectly fine default heatsink/fan with a chinese zalman clone one (which I fitted with arctic...
by RowanDDR
Fri Sep 23, 2005 8:02 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: newbie needs help choosing a pc case
Replies: 16
Views: 4066

Thanks, I feel welcome. :D

Ah great, reviews have now been done. A thrilling read that had me on the edge of my seat, but is someone going to update the comparison table (www.silentpcreview.com/article75-page2.html) so we can see how quiet this case is compared to others?
by RowanDDR
Fri Sep 23, 2005 4:44 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: newbie needs help choosing a pc case
Replies: 16
Views: 4066

newbie needs help choosing a pc case

Hi I'm new here, and new to silent PC stuff... Bascailly I'm looking to replace my PC's case at the end of this month (its ancient), my goal being to reduce noise as much possible. I know that my gfx card fan, HDs, etc all affect noise levels, but as far as picking a quiet case goes, is it as simple...