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by ionfresko
Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:03 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What silent 7200 rpm 1 TB drive - all seems to be noisy?
Replies: 6
Views: 1783

Re: What silent 7200 rpm 1 TB drive - all seems to be noisy?

Hi, thought I should report back. I finally settled on an Seagate LP 1tb 5900, and it is fantastic! Reasonably fast - about 100mb/s in HD tach sequential read, 240 burst - and completely silent. Really, in an FD R3 case on the floor, with only one FD 120 fan at 800rpm and the Scythe 120 on Mugen 2 a...
by ionfresko
Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:34 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What silent 7200 rpm 1 TB drive - all seems to be noisy?
Replies: 6
Views: 1783

Re: What silent 7200 rpm 1 TB drive - all seems to be noisy?

Hmmm...its getting difficult. I simply cant accept a noisy drive; now I have an old Seagate 7200.10 320 GB, and its dead-silent on foam in damped case on the floor. Cant hear it at the desk even if no fans etc. So I may need to drop the FAEX. At the same time I would like to keep costs down/like to ...
by ionfresko
Wed Nov 03, 2010 3:46 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What silent 7200 rpm 1 TB drive - all seems to be noisy?
Replies: 6
Views: 1783

Re: What silent 7200 rpm 1 TB drive - all seems to be noisy?

Thanx for good advices. Well, I may actually go for Seagate LP, then, which seems to be the fastests among the sub-7200 drives. It seems to have a problem with reliability, though, if judging from Newegg and other places. But that seems to be an increasing problem overall? And as for the Blue, that ...
by ionfresko
Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:31 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What silent 7200 rpm 1 TB drive - all seems to be noisy?
Replies: 6
Views: 1783

What silent 7200 rpm 1 TB drive - all seems to be noisy?

Hi, I have some voes on what cheap 7200 rpm 1TB to buy: none of the usual suspects seem to be that quiet, if judging from reports here and elsewhere (even though they are very mixed). Samsung F3 seems to be whiny, and thus hard to silence, and WDs new FAEX seems to be noisy, especially at seeks. Sea...
by ionfresko
Thu Dec 06, 2007 6:53 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: AC Accelero S1 is the BEST cooler for 8800GT / ATI38?0 cards
Replies: 221
Views: 124934

S1 in Sweden

To Tsorovan: SI is available all over Sweden, the most widespread is through "EMS-butiken", a network of small shops in many places (if ordering per mail, the delivery fee is almost as much as the cooler itself, which is nice to avoid). I bought one a week ago for 194 SKR, a bargain (approx 250 US) ...
by ionfresko
Fri Oct 20, 2006 2:34 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Noise of Radeon X1900XT 256mb
Replies: 9
Views: 3814

Hi, just a tip on how to make an 1900 more silent with stock cooloing: use AtiTrayTool and lower the fan speed to 18% (around 1200-1300rpm), at the lowest (say, below 65C), instead of at around 27% - makes a huge difference in noise!! Also, the temperature only rises to about 55-57 C as compared to ...
by ionfresko
Thu May 04, 2006 11:45 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: RD580 boards: Abit AT8 32X vs. Asus A8R32-MVP (with ninja)
Replies: 23
Views: 11190

Short question close to the topic: does anyone know if it is possible to use the original backplate on the Abit At832 board for the installation of the ninja HS? I've heard about some issues with the backplate supplied with the ninja (sticks to the MB, clearance etc). Apparently the Asus backplate w...