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by aburgard
Sat Jul 11, 2009 7:41 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Origen AE M10 mini-ITX case
Replies: 4
Views: 9498

It's beautiful, but $300.
by aburgard
Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:27 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: WTB: Scythe Ninja Mini
Replies: 4
Views: 1372

I'd ship you a Thermalright Ultra-90 for $20.
by aburgard
Tue May 27, 2008 11:42 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silverstone LC17
Replies: 6
Views: 4845

I was home over lunch and looked into it a bit more. My Nexus PSU have use a Nexus fan, but it's certainly audible and seems to run at full speed 24/7. It's probably louder than the gfx card atm. If I'm going to use Speedfan to control my fan speeds should I disable automatic fan control on the moth...
by aburgard
Tue May 27, 2008 6:14 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silverstone LC17
Replies: 6
Views: 4845

Silverstone LC17

AMD X2 5600+ CPU ASUS 3850 Gfx GIGABYTE GA-MA69GM-S2H Mobo Silverstone LC17 My gfx card is still too loud and I can't seem to find a way to control the fan speed via software. It's rather quiet so far - noticeable wind noise but nothing else. I was able to suspend my HDD but I would like to hold mor...
by aburgard
Thu May 08, 2008 11:22 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The Ultimate Amplifier PC [upgraded]
Replies: 16
Views: 15464

I have a Super T-Amp and have thought many times about mounting mine inside my case also. The 12v rail is a good idea. I just need to figure out how to bypass the volume knob and hard-wire that now too.
by aburgard
Tue Mar 25, 2008 9:08 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: PC Hi-Fi: Scythe's Kama Bay Amp
Replies: 29
Views: 15809

I have to say that I love my Sonic Impact Super T-Amp and have many times considered mounting it inside the PC.
by aburgard
Tue Mar 11, 2008 5:25 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: ATI HD3850 & HD3870: Improved Acoustics & Power Effi
Replies: 35
Views: 24593

Please forgive this likely dumb question, but ... My understanding is that there are no issues or concerns with running a single ATI or NVIDIA card under any chipset. In other words, an NVIDIA card can run without issue under an NVIDIA 680/750/780 chipset and under a P35/X38 chipset just fine. And ...
by aburgard
Wed Feb 13, 2008 3:02 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Enjoy the silence... (Updated May 2014)
Replies: 77
Views: 82056

I've often wondered why there isn't just a lattice work of metal behind the mobo. It'd cover all of your mounting locations and add a lot of space for wire management or heat dissipation.

I'm sure it'd cost more to produce... but whatever.
by aburgard
Wed Feb 13, 2008 2:50 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Windows spinning up HDDs
Replies: 4
Views: 1427

I have indexing off, so not that. I'll have to check on recovery.
by aburgard
Wed Feb 13, 2008 2:24 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Windows spinning up HDDs
Replies: 4
Views: 1427

Windows spinning up HDDs

I'm running Vista 64, though this happened on Vista 32 and XP as well: Every 20 minutes or so my HDDs spin up, even my external. Is there a reason for this? My drives aren't soft mounted (anymore) so I do hear this rather well, especially on my external drive. I'd like to let windows shut my drives ...
by aburgard
Mon Dec 17, 2007 1:48 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: [60+ PHOTOS] A Newbies Journey to a Silent PC [56k WARNING!]
Replies: 43
Views: 29780

I love seeing griefers balking at 500w or even 600w PSU's. It's not like he threw a 1000w or even a low quality (high heat) 500w PSU in there. That Corsair is very efficient, low noise, and has huge upgrade potential. Not a bad decision at all.
by aburgard
Wed Oct 24, 2007 6:37 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Thermaltake NbCool T3000 - fanless notebook heatpipe surface
Replies: 1
Views: 3209

I think at most they make a 1 or 2*C difference. I can't justify the cost for that.
by aburgard
Thu Sep 20, 2007 6:47 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: XP ram limitations - considerations for upgrade to 4GB?
Replies: 21
Views: 6005

Vista can use fast flash drives for the page file. Why not just insert a flash drive in XP and assign the page file to it? That'd help with all that extra seek noise at least.
by aburgard
Tue Sep 18, 2007 5:23 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Fusion Black (finally...)
Replies: 42
Views: 61644

The best of any media PC case. (You could say I'm biased as I came up with much of its thermal/airflow design but I've also examined dozens of other media PC cases.) That's an awful nice case, I agree, but I think the Ahanix still takes the cake from an appearance standpoint. http://www.ahanix.com/...
by aburgard
Mon Sep 10, 2007 11:31 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Be Quiet! PC Noise Absorber Kit Review
Replies: 1
Views: 3266

I think I'm going to use Dynamat Extreme on mine and maybe some Dynapad if I have any left over after my stereo build.
by aburgard
Mon Sep 10, 2007 11:28 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: AMD/Intel mATX advice
Replies: 1
Views: 1190

AMD AM2 --> GIGABYTE GA-MA69GM-S2H

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... =GA-MA69GM

This is a killer mobo for $80. Hard|OCP did a review the other week and had some awesome luck with it. I have the ATX version out for delivery from FedEx right now.
by aburgard
Fri Sep 07, 2007 7:13 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Mini Ninja review
Replies: 64
Views: 52079

Damn, I'd been waiting for SPCR to put out HSF recommendations for HTPC's. I just went and ordered a Ultra-90 two days ago :( This Mini Ninja might have been a better deal.
by aburgard
Thu Sep 06, 2007 1:40 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: Nexus Drive-A-Way, Thermalright XP-120, Nexus 120mm Fans
Replies: 3
Views: 1936

Fans are black and white. The fans are about a year old. I'm just changing cases and the 120's don't fit. They aren't showing any sign of wear.
by aburgard
Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:03 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: Nexus Drive-A-Way, Thermalright XP-120, Nexus 120mm Fans
Replies: 3
Views: 1936

Make an offer on these. This stuff won't fit in my new HTPC :(
by aburgard
Wed Sep 05, 2007 7:56 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: After all this time, is this still the best we can get?
Replies: 39
Views: 20136

I have a Lian Li PC-V1000 and I can't hear it from 2 feet away. I'm using Nexus case fans, Nexus PSU, quiet HDD and Nexus as a CPU fan. It's awful quiet. I took a piece of foam and separated off the front from anything that generates noise in the upper chamber. That seems to do the trick.
by aburgard
Wed Sep 05, 2007 7:51 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HTPC - Quiet optical drive
Replies: 4
Views: 2320

HTPC - Quiet optical drive

I'm currently building a HTPC. I don't see recommendations for optical drives on SPCR. Am I missing something? My current drive is quite noisy.
by aburgard
Wed Sep 05, 2007 7:49 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Silent PC? Silent Laptop!!
Replies: 10
Views: 6120

At Microsoft we ALL use laptops instead of desktops every day. That damn fan drives me nuts.
by aburgard
Wed Sep 05, 2007 8:42 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: Nexus Drive-A-Way, Thermalright XP-120, Nexus 120mm Fans
Replies: 3
Views: 1936

FS: Nexus Drive-A-Way, Thermalright XP-120, Nexus 120mm Fans

$20 Nexus Drive-A-Way http://www.nexustechnologyusa.com/c/ntusa/driveaway_black_1.html SOLD $30 Thermalright XP-120 http://www.thermalright.com/a_page/main_product_xp120.htm SOLD $8 ea. Nexus 120mm Fans - $14 for 2, $18 for 3. http://www.nexustechnologyusa.com/c/ntusa/nexus_120mm_bw_box_of_20.html S...
by aburgard
Wed Sep 05, 2007 8:29 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: A blend of old and new school techniques
Replies: 13
Views: 7307

How do those quiet HDD enclosures deal with heat? I have a Nexus enclosure that I'm not even using right now. I'm currently building a HTPC and considering using it in there.
by aburgard
Tue Sep 04, 2007 9:04 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Doh! Ninja does NOT fit in a Silverstone LC16M
Replies: 6
Views: 2870

I looked into this some more today. I think I'm going to try the Silverstone NT01 in there.
by aburgard
Tue Sep 04, 2007 7:13 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Doh! Ninja does NOT fit in a Silverstone LC16M
Replies: 6
Views: 2870

I've been looking for a tower cooler to route past those 2 80mm fans in the back. What did you end up using?
by aburgard
Sun Nov 26, 2006 8:26 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Recommend? V1000B Plus II vs V1200B Plus II vs G70B
Replies: 8
Views: 4567

The V1200 is quite a bit longer. Mostly likely it won't do you any extra good. I've had my PC-V1000 for a year now and it's a pleasure to work in. The dust isn't bad - no worse than any other case. There is a filter on the front fan. You have room for 6 fans in stock locations or 4 suspended. http:/...
by aburgard
Sun Nov 26, 2006 8:21 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P180b: PLASTIC? WTF?!?
Replies: 17
Views: 7556

The only time the case material is going to make a significant difference (> 1*C) is if you are sinking directly to the case. Airflow and quality heatsinks (the things actually touching your hot items) are your real concerns. I'm folding in a P180 and a Lian-Li PC-V1000. Temps are about the same in ...
by aburgard
Sun Nov 26, 2006 8:14 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD Elastic Suspension... Show your pics!
Replies: 446
Views: 945479

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by aburgard
Tue Sep 19, 2006 8:26 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Thermalright's new VGA cooler, the HR-03
Replies: 65
Views: 44866

Looks like I can finially mount a heat pipe cooler in my inverted Lian Li.