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by vick1000
Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:44 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Warning to all SPCR members: do not buy the WD10EALX
Replies: 18
Views: 8491

Re: Warning to all SPCR members: do not buy the WD10EALX

Huh, I have two of them, and they are just as quiet as the 500AAKS they replaced. They are just used for storage though.
by vick1000
Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:19 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: News: 80+ Fakes; Gigabyte in Tibet
Replies: 13
Views: 11778

You really should change the article header, it seems to associate Gigabyte and fake 80+ certifications.
by vick1000
Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:02 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Why Ad Blocking is devastating to the sites you love
Replies: 142
Views: 116769

Hmmm... If internet access were bandwidth fee based, I might feel differently, but I see ads as a necissary evil, and would like it to stay that way. SPCR will always hold a special place in my heart, as for a very long time, quiet computing was not the norm. As it stands, most computer part compani...
by vick1000
Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:11 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Why Ad Blocking is devastating to the sites you love
Replies: 142
Views: 116769

I don't mind banners of any sort, they are easily ignored or sometimes contain interesting content. But pop-ups or pop-overs/unders, they are a nuicance and I generally avoid sites that use them to discourage their implementation.
by vick1000
Wed Apr 22, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: What type of panel is my old 20'' screen?
Replies: 4
Views: 1668

HP LP2475w (new LG H-IPS panel) is what I have now, coming from a NEC 20WMGX2, and I can honestly say after searching for a quality display to match or beat the NEC for a reasonable price, I have found one. Got it from Amazon for $620, right now it's $580 w/free shipping... http://www.amazon.com/gp/...
by vick1000
Wed Apr 22, 2009 7:37 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: I need a silent large drive (excluding WD)
Replies: 17
Views: 4305

I build lots of computers with consumer level drives, I have had more Samsung drives fail than WD by far. Since the introduction of FDBs in WD drives, I have had zero failures. As recently as January I have had 2 newer F1 Samsungs start clicking and hang during detection rendering the systems unboot...
by vick1000
Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:02 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Recomend 22" monitor
Replies: 32
Views: 10514

New 22" eIPS from Dell (new LG panel), there should be 23" 1920*1080 models with these panel types soon though... http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/products/Displays/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&cs=04&sku=320-7825 I could find nothing on the Dell page that indicated that it was eIPS. I understand ...
by vick1000
Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:40 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Recomend 22" monitor
Replies: 32
Views: 10514

New 22" eIPS from Dell (new LG panel), there should be 23" 1920*1080 models with these panel types soon though...

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/prod ... u=320-7825
by vick1000
Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:26 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Need Accelero S1 spare part [AC doesn't answer e-mails]
Replies: 34
Views: 7807

Good God, isn't there like a thousand thing you could use at the hardware store, or automotive parts store, to replace it with?

If you can't figure that out, you probably should leave working on your PC to someone else.
by vick1000
Sat Jan 10, 2009 4:45 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: VelociRaptor And Making it quiet
Replies: 20
Views: 4830

I can confirm, the 150 GB HLFS in the Icepack, is quiter than either my 320AAKS or 500AAKS, with AAM on anyway.

With AAM on full, random seeks are still slightly audible, and test at 8ms.

This is simply mounted in the bottom of a P182 with the standard silicon gromets.
by vick1000
Sun Jan 04, 2009 9:42 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zalman CNPS9900 LED: The End of the Nines [postcript added]
Replies: 19
Views: 8822

Hmmm....I'd like to see a 38mm Panaflo modded into the middle of that thing.
by vick1000
Sat Nov 22, 2008 2:00 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Is the Asus GTX 260 really that quiet? Opinions wanted ...
Replies: 21
Views: 10078

Quiet is subjective. I just got a EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 model yesterday to replace my ailing 7900GTX. The fan at stock speed is certainly the most audible part of my system, which can be heard over my non-silenced hard drives which make a whooshing sound when running. I used the EVGA Precision Util...
by vick1000
Sun Nov 09, 2008 12:17 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Is the Asus GTX 260 really that quiet? Opinions wanted ...
Replies: 21
Views: 10078

All 260s use the same reference cooler, the fan settings may vary and sample variance may introduce noise, but I have not heard of any difference in performance (heat or sound) with different brands. But be aware, there are some bad samples out there, in which the cards run extremely hot, due to som...
by vick1000
Thu Sep 25, 2008 11:16 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Gentle Typhoon - 120mm - pics and impressions
Replies: 8
Views: 21263

Gentle Typhoon?

Japanese marketing never ceases to amaze me in it's comical phrasing. What's next? The Benevolant Valcano?
by vick1000
Tue Aug 05, 2008 7:02 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: How are the ASUS P43/P45 boards?
Replies: 38
Views: 15964

As for MSI, the article you [vick1000] link to describes the MSI board with these words: "unfortunately it hits many epic fails ... we can only recommend you look elsewhere because there are currently better boards on the market". So MSI is definitely out (again, I don't like taking any chances). e...
by vick1000
Mon Aug 04, 2008 5:46 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: How are the ASUS P43/P45 boards?
Replies: 38
Views: 15964

I had a P5Q-Pro that was unstable as all hell, now all the parts run flawlessly on a EVGA 750i FTW. Perhaps the new NB chips are just not bieng binned as they should, meaning the trash bin is empty while the ship bin is full.
by vick1000
Thu Jul 31, 2008 4:06 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: How are the ASUS P43/P45 boards?
Replies: 38
Views: 15964

Strangely enough, MSI is the brand you should be paying attention to. Their DRMOS actually works, unlike Asus and Gigabytes "hardware" based EPU....

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2008/0 ... platinum/4
by vick1000
Sat Apr 26, 2008 3:08 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Enermax Modu82+ 625W died on me. :(
Replies: 3
Views: 2599

Are you using a surge protector or UPS?
by vick1000
Thu Apr 24, 2008 7:01 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Silverstone Decathlon DA700 Super Silent review
Replies: 19
Views: 5220

That should not be a concern for the PSU maker. If HDD cables were hard to route, then it is the fault of CASE maker. I said nothing about it bieng anyone's fault, only it would be tough to squeeze it in to a P180. That is Antec's fault. YES... I dont go putting down products that I never used beca...
by vick1000
Thu Apr 24, 2008 5:43 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Triple rail 12V PSU is risky?
Replies: 12
Views: 2788

Enermax builds there own units. Good! But you seem to prefer single 12V rail units, or am I mistaken? Reading that article by JonnyGuru, he seems to like triple 12V rails. It doesn't matter to me, as long is it's of good quality and quiet, whil supplying the power I need. Single rail is just easier...
by vick1000
Thu Apr 24, 2008 5:38 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Silverstone Decathlon DA700 Super Silent review
Replies: 19
Views: 5220

Nice pic, but what about the HDD cables on the other side of the fan, and if someone uses the 38mm version? Why should someone NOT knock a product based on pics? Are you telling me you own and use every item you have an opinion on? All I was doing was specualting on the info provided by the review. ...
by vick1000
Wed Apr 23, 2008 5:26 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Triple rail 12V PSU is risky?
Replies: 12
Views: 2788

Enermax builds there own units.
by vick1000
Wed Apr 23, 2008 5:23 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Choosing a new PSU
Replies: 5
Views: 2481

Hello, The Pro 82+ line is going to be louder than the Modu 82+, and that price is outrageous. Huh? What would make it louder? You state it as if it is a fact -- can you back it up? Whoops. For some reason I had Liberty in my head. The Pro 82+s are exactly the same as the Modu 82+...fan/ control wi...
by vick1000
Wed Apr 23, 2008 4:05 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Choosing a new PSU
Replies: 5
Views: 2481

by vick1000
Wed Apr 23, 2008 3:46 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Silverstone Decathlon DA700 Super Silent review
Replies: 19
Views: 5220

Regardless, you would have trouble squeezing that beast into a P180 or other tight case. And why would you make the ATX/motherboard cables modular? 25c ambient, what is that exactly? I think the build quality is suspect as well, from the caps used to the choice of not using a PCB for the modular co...
by vick1000
Wed Apr 23, 2008 3:22 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Triple rail 12V PSU is risky?
Replies: 12
Views: 2788

Well the comment is directed toward modular design, cables that are removable from the unit by means of connectors. They can (do) create resistance, the amount of power flowing through them, and the quality of the connectors is what matters. With large amounts of power, you would like less resistanc...
by vick1000
Wed Apr 23, 2008 3:05 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Extreme Gamer 22[dBA] PC by EndPCNoise
Replies: 35
Views: 23697

Needs HR-03 Plus....84c is iffy.
by vick1000
Tue Apr 22, 2008 2:46 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Silverstone Decathlon DA700 Super Silent review
Replies: 19
Views: 5220

Regardless, you would have trouble squeezing that beast into a P180 or other tight case. And why would you make the ATX/motherboard cables modular? 25c ambient, what is that exactly? I think the build quality is suspect as well, from the caps used to the choice of not using a PCB for the modular con...
by vick1000
Sat Apr 19, 2008 4:24 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec Phantom Disassembled
Replies: 12
Views: 10295

Good God!!!! That is one shoddy built unit. The noise is probably coming from those uninsulated torroid coils. You can coat them in liquid electrical tape if you can get to them. The missing cap looks like it might be bridging the 12v leads, which might give tham a little more noise/ ripple at load ...
by vick1000
Fri Apr 11, 2008 4:56 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Improving Thermal Transfer of Heatpipes....DIY.
Replies: 18
Views: 4707

Perhaps a butane torch and some low temp solder would work. Just maybe put the whole sink in the oven for a while first, to heat it evenly. Then hit the base with the torch until it starts taking the solder.