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by jjwa
Sun May 19, 2013 4:26 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cooler Master Cosmos II Ultra Tower Case - silent?
Replies: 15
Views: 5252

Re: Cooler Master Cosmos II Ultra Tower Case - silent?

I am still on the search for a case which could help reduce noise of about 10 hdds and sofar the Cosmos II seems the best candidate... I wonder how well the coming 900d from Corsair will be in that aspect ? I am still monitoring this topic, for the same reason :). I think the Cosmos II is still bet...
by jjwa
Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Nanoxia Deep Silence 1
Replies: 22
Views: 16674

Re: Nanoxia Deep Silence 1

This looks like a potential successor to my Antec P180. But what I can't figure out from the reviews is if I will still get significant air intake from the front fans if I actually use all the 8 HDD sleds for 3.5" HDDs. (And the 3x 5.25" slots that now have some airflow-allowing mesh would probably ...
by jjwa
Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:58 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD Elastic Suspension... Show your pics!
Replies: 446
Views: 944855

Re: HDD Elastic Suspension... Show your pics!

http://www.kwikpiks.com/files/74/misc/RubberScrews-Closed-04.jpg Lamptron fan screws http://www.kwikpiks.com/files/74/misc/lamptron_cut.jpg I changed my drive suspension again. Used the default Antec Sonata drive rails. Instead of the screws, I used these to prop up the drive. I cut off 2/3 of the ...
by jjwa
Sun Jan 15, 2012 4:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Silent UPS
Replies: 74
Views: 75886

Re: Silent UPS

That bump serves as a reminder to me :). This thread was useful before buying my UPS, but now that I have had one for a while, I can confirm something for others:

Back-UPS ES 700G: Silent.
by jjwa
Tue Jan 03, 2012 2:36 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cooler Master Cosmos II Ultra Tower Case - silent?
Replies: 15
Views: 5252

Re: Cooler Master Cosmos II Ultra Tower Case - silent?

I would be happy to see an SPCR review on it :). Many reviewers pay little attention to for example how dampening the mounting of the HDDs is. The review its up, SPCR Cooler Master Cosmos II: Ultra Tower Case . Thanks. The review writes roughly what I expected. Awesome specs, silence not so terribl...
by jjwa
Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:12 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cooler Master Cosmos II Ultra Tower Case - silent?
Replies: 15
Views: 5252

Re: Cooler Master Cosmos II Ultra Tower Case - silent?

I can see why you like the cosmos II, similar to XL, has 6 hdd bays on the bottom and i think 5 on top. But the plus that i do see on the cosmos II is that if the hot plug slots are removable and you end up with pure 2x 5.25 slots you could install the fan controller + optical drive + 4n3, this is ...
by jjwa
Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:25 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cooler Master Cosmos II Ultra Tower Case - silent?
Replies: 15
Views: 5252

Re: Cooler Master Cosmos II Ultra Tower Case - silent?

Yeah I have checked out the Fractal Design XL. It is currently my top choice if I would build a new system today. But it won't allow me to have more HDDs than the P180 I have now (I have a 4-in-3 bay in my P180, and in many cases I can not fit a 4-in-3 + fan controller + DVD burner). (Oh, and they ...
by jjwa
Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:58 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cooler Master Cosmos II Ultra Tower Case - silent?
Replies: 15
Views: 5252

Re: Cooler Master Cosmos II Ultra Tower Case - silent?

If you want lots of hdds maybe something like Fractal Design Define R3 (8) or XL (10). Yeah I have checked out the Fractal Design XL. It is currently my top choice if I would build a new system today. But it won't allow me to have more HDDs than the P180 I have now (I have a 4-in-3 bay in my P180, ...
by jjwa
Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cooler Master Cosmos II Ultra Tower Case - silent?
Replies: 15
Views: 5252

Cooler Master Cosmos II Ultra Tower Case - silent?

This case has been newly release and looks very good to me, with a good look and a TON of space for HDDs for example. But I am curious about the SPCR side of this case! So I would love to see any experience or user-reviews with this case, especially focused on silence and silence-modding :). Here's ...
by jjwa
Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:10 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: "best" temp monitoring software
Replies: 9
Views: 7550

Re: "best" temp monitoring software

I really like Argus Monitor :). I attached a little screenshot of it's desktop gadget thingy. Ignore the purple edges, they are only in the screenshot... I have tried others, but there are often many things they do not detect correctly :(. Or sometimes their interface is very bloated or confusing. T...
by jjwa
Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:53 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Accelero S1 Rev.2 for HD6850/HD6870/5870
Replies: 13
Views: 7744

Re: Accelero S1 Rev.2 for HD6850/HD6870/5870

There is a very cheap alternative to the VR001 kit for the 6870 keep the metal baseplate from your stock cooler, and use it to cool your RAM and VRMs. Apparently it cools significantly better than small RAM + VRM heatsinks you can add :). I am not sure if it works well on the other cards, but I know...
by jjwa
Thu Aug 25, 2011 6:48 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Anyone tried the Setsugen 2 on a 6870?
Replies: 2
Views: 1166

Re: Anyone tried the Setsugen 2 on a 6870?

I am interested in this combination too.
Nobody tried?
by jjwa
Tue Aug 23, 2011 5:11 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 2TB 5940RPM Hard Drive
Replies: 16
Views: 7951

Re: Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 2TB 5940RPM Hard Drive

Hoping to get some information to debunk or confirm some comment I heard about this drive: Does anyone have experience with these in a RAID setup? (It was said that compared to other consumer-drives, Hitachi has a lot less of the TLER-type problems.) Any defect drives yet? (Someone said high failure...
by jjwa
Tue Aug 23, 2011 6:04 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Silent UPS
Replies: 74
Views: 75886

Re: Silent UPS

I would like to thank you all for posting information here :). I was planning to buy an APC Back-UPS of somewhere between 400VA and 900VA*, and had not really thought about the noise yet. - do all your APC units have the possibility to connect to your computer with USB or UTP or something, to tell i...
by jjwa
Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:37 pm
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: Re: Mike's final sign-off - POSTPONED
Replies: 70
Views: 89135

Re: Mike's final sign-off

I love this site. Every time I am thinking about buying new hardware or tinkering with my build a bit I can visit here and get some great new information :). So thanks! And best of luck with whatever it is you will be doing after this. I hope the site will be able to stay alive in some form, but I t...
by jjwa
Wed Aug 17, 2011 2:36 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: P182, 14 drives, SSD, Raid5+6, Status: V.5 New pics up
Replies: 53
Views: 54417

Re: P182, 14 drives, SSD, Raid5+6, Status: V.5 New pics up

Epic! :) Cool to see, because over the years, my system has become something similar to yours. But less neat, haha! What's very similar is that it is a Core 2 system in an Antec P180 (vs P182), and 10 HDDs* + DVD :). And Corsair HX620W! I also used a Scythe Hard Disk Stabilizer x4 in the top area. W...
by jjwa
Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:17 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: MSI Twin Frozr II Heatsinks
Replies: 1
Views: 1146

Re: MSI Twin Frozr II Heatsinks

I wonder how silent these run compared to the big 3 slot monster coolers.

Their slimness could make these interesting, because with my Accelero S1 it is simply impossible with my motherboard and case to run SLI or Crossfire! Much too big.

Does anyone have experience with these?
by jjwa
Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:19 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Server "Tycho" - Fractal Design Define XL w/15 HDDs.
Replies: 67
Views: 24318

Re: Server "Tycho" - Fractal Design Define XL w/15 HDDs.

Interesting topic! I subscribed. It looks like you are doing a good job in your build :). And I appreciate the effort that went into the pictures. I am running 10 HDDs in my old Antec P180 case at the moment, so I have some similar difficulties and have already put the Fractal Design Define XL on my...
by jjwa
Sat Dec 12, 2009 8:25 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Time to replace the slipstreams.. what now?
Replies: 11
Views: 3021

Hm, I never realized a vertical orientation would also make a difference. That is very interesting, because for me it is indeed the only horizontally mounted fan, that is making the worst noise. I also have several pretty close to a heatsource, and all of them run 24/7. I guess I am just a very dema...
by jjwa
Sat Dec 12, 2009 6:53 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Time to replace the slipstreams.. what now?
Replies: 11
Views: 3021

It sounds like I am in a situation similar to that of Copyright. My 16 months old Slipstream 1200 fans have started to make more noise and some have even started to run slower or something even have difficulty starting up on boot. If I do not turn all my fans to 12V, my GPU overheats during games :(...
by jjwa
Wed Nov 05, 2008 3:45 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: How to stop the whining noise of your LCD monitor
Replies: 36
Views: 65622

The noise is indeed gone, interesting to know that. I also see there are indeed color problems that come with it. Using the Eizo Test (no idea where it is available for download :() I saw a lot of details disappearing if I would try to compensate the higher brightness. Without compensating it a lot,...
by jjwa
Thu Jan 18, 2007 6:36 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Is Antec P180 Case is recommended with Corsair HX520W PSU ?
Replies: 4
Views: 3668

Hi, Ok so it seems that I do read too much review !! I was just worried that the bottom-oriented fan of the PSU had not enough space in the bottom to get its air. It seems that you make it work succesfully anyway. For the middle fan, I think the Off-Low-Med-High setting would depend on the required...
by jjwa
Wed Oct 18, 2006 3:37 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Artic Cooling X1 or Stock cooler for 7900 GTX
Replies: 4
Views: 2017

I would be interested in the answer as well :). Did anyone try an Accelero X1 on a 7900 GTX and compared it to the reference stock cooler in noise and performance?
by jjwa
Tue Sep 19, 2006 1:29 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Looking to upgrade my graphics... quietly.
Replies: 19
Views: 7241

http://www.xfxforce.com/web/product/lis ... tId=638284
Take a loot at the XFX GeForce 7950 GT 512MB DDR3 HDCP ExTreme
(PV-T71J-YHE9). Completely passively cooled and stock overclock :). 7950GT is in between 7900GT and 7900GTX performance-wise.
by jjwa
Tue Aug 08, 2006 7:25 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice for new core 2 duo pc would be much appreciated!
Replies: 10
Views: 3501

What are you going to use this system for? Because if it's for gaming, you will really thank yourself later if you are now able to fit a 7900GT into the budget. It's not only very fast, but also has a great price/performance ratio and compared to other cards, doesn't run very hot (means it's possibl...
by jjwa
Mon Aug 07, 2006 6:30 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: conroe E6400 rig - need some advice
Replies: 10
Views: 3240

GamingGod wrote:ati is better at oblivion also. And it has dynamic lighting. Is it even possible to get a 1900xt to run halfway quiet?
The Arctic Cooling Accelero cooler seems to be relatively quiet. Accelero X1 for Nvidia and X2 for Ati cards I believe.
by jjwa
Mon Aug 07, 2006 4:57 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Ninja Plus, Mine, or Tuniq Tower for cooling Core2X6800
Replies: 12
Views: 4874

Been reading up on reviews because I am looking for a silent but high-performance cooler myself. It turned out the Scythe Katana is very interesting, especially if you don't want to custom-mod something, or have to replace or add expensive fans to the cooler after buying.
by jjwa
Fri Jan 06, 2006 6:00 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: [Discussion] Best case for a watercooled highend system?
Replies: 3
Views: 2084

[Discussion] Best case for a watercooled highend system?

After only reading on this informative forum, I decided to make a topic and ask a question. People in here sometimes seem to know everything, talking about very specific technical things, mods or principles, saying it's "the way it's the usual way of doing this and that at SPCR", so there is lots of...