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by cienislaw
Sat Feb 14, 2009 10:37 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Xonar HDAV1.3 Deluxe: Asus HTPC sound card does Everything
Replies: 68
Views: 31314

hmm, 250 for xonar, another 100 for hd-dvd blu-ray combo, another 300 (at least!) for case and interior. hmm, ive got ep-35 for 200, a ps3 (remember, it also plays games) for 400. so for 600 i have a fully legal, non problematic, upgradeable (sony wont let its flagship br player to die or be not up ...
by cienislaw
Thu Nov 06, 2008 3:08 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
Replies: 272
Views: 348520

Gateway FPD2185W - when brightnes is below 90+/-5 it whines easy to hear and annoying, whine is heard even from few meters away from monitor in all directions. i had few of them and all have this issue. NEC MultiSync 20WGX2 - dead silent on all brightnes levels. its makes very, very quiet whine in ...
by cienislaw
Sat Aug 09, 2008 10:42 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Mounting HR-01 Plus on 775 - which side do the O-rings go?
Replies: 11
Views: 3038

nafets, you are wrong - ninja instructions have nothing to hr-01 plus. its very simple why - when you secure brackets from front of motherboard, and secure heatsink there IS NO WAY that brackets will touch mobo. o-rings are only to secure pillars in backplate and pillars are long enough to be above ...
by cienislaw
Mon Apr 28, 2008 3:55 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Nice quiet card: Palit 8800GT. Coil Whine. * FIXED IT *
Replies: 20
Views: 11296

v-sync will help in several cases but not in all for example Guild Wars still produce whine even with v-sync on (from the game or the directX overrider) and so on.
by cienislaw
Wed Apr 23, 2008 3:57 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Silent 4 pin PWM fan to replace Scythe Ninja fan required
Replies: 9
Views: 3664

news Nexus PWM Clear Fan is really nice and flexible.
by cienislaw
Sun Feb 24, 2008 3:37 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Thermalright city + intense sound damping
Replies: 39
Views: 23434

nice bling bling effect, but what are specs of system, and temps of all components?
by cienislaw
Wed Feb 13, 2008 7:50 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800 GTS (G92) cooling conundrum
Replies: 13
Views: 5985

wow, its quite large jump from 1.15V to 1.0V - no stability issues ever?
by cienislaw
Sun Feb 10, 2008 11:31 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800 GTS (G92) cooling conundrum
Replies: 13
Views: 5985

i have 8800GTS rev2 by BFG in pretty silent box (2x120 fander at 720rpm, corsair 620W below half load). for 2D i use 40% 546rpm, which makes card fan equal in terms of noise with other fans in case, and gives 61-62C of gpu. at 3D i use 52% 821rpm (at 3D mode there is auto fan control in 40-52% duty)...
by cienislaw
Wed Jan 30, 2008 3:36 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Gainward re-thinks the 8800GT's cooler
Replies: 15
Views: 9557

i was thinking about gainward soulution, but there is no chance to get 8800GT GS GLH edition in Poland. 'normal' GS with 2 heatpipes costs 278euro which is a bit high. instead of it ive got new 8800GTS by BFG (for 260euro) and with little tweaking i was able to configure autofan to achive what i wan...
by cienislaw
Sat Jan 19, 2008 6:00 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: New rig in Antec P182 *56K WARNING*
Replies: 14
Views: 8585

photos are too big and blurred man, please replace them with better quality or remove, because in such form they show nothing.
by cienislaw
Sat Oct 27, 2007 5:44 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Recommend Silent LCD Monitor
Replies: 65
Views: 46080

Gateway 2185W - buzz when brightness is below 85 or 92 (observed on several samples), above this value makes iritating high-pitched sound, which i can hear (my solo box is quite silent). its a shame that only apple now makes lcds with external psu, all other put them inside, add a lot of went holes ...
by cienislaw
Sun Oct 07, 2007 4:00 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: P182 with AcoustiPack (Updated Oct 04, 07)
Replies: 24
Views: 20054

nice setup, but please send more pics of dog;-)
by cienislaw
Wed Sep 19, 2007 1:09 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Western Digital WD7500AAKS vs. Samsung HD501LJ
Replies: 5
Views: 3093

i have wd5000aaks and im very statisfied with it. problem is that in Poland is impossible to get it now, so possibly in near future i will get wd7500aaks. for now i have drive softmounted in solo and i cant hear it at day, but at night when disk is on heavy duty, there are nearly audible seeks.
by cienislaw
Tue Jul 24, 2007 9:11 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Gaming Silent PC - Need to cut costs
Replies: 22
Views: 6922

Max Slowik wrote:He wants a gaming computer now. Not in a year.
no, he wanst a gaming computer in 4-5 months, not now. so situation o the market and prices can change, a lot.
by cienislaw
Sat Jul 21, 2007 2:32 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Gaming Silent PC - Need to cut costs
Replies: 22
Views: 6922

mate, if You dont want to buy system NOW forget such speculation - it have no sense. in 5 months we will have end of the year - new cpus from intel, new gpu from nvidia and for sure price drops. especially when we talk about cpu, gpu, memory, mobo, display, psu or hdd - we know what is good now, but...
by cienislaw
Tue Jul 10, 2007 6:19 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Common antec SOLO issue?
Replies: 7
Views: 3474

hmmm, its looks like issue i occured when i put 7900gto in my solo, but it isnt solo isue. just bend a little end of gfx herring and it will go inside fully. first time i wanted to use brute force, but wheny my mobo bend a little, i started to think, then saw this small 'problem'. i used small screw...
by cienislaw
Fri Jun 29, 2007 5:03 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Hybrid SLI
Replies: 5
Views: 2016

NOW MAKE IT FOR LAPTOPS why only for laptops? most of my time when i work, i spend in 2D, so then 3D power can sleep and dont bother me with heat, power consumption and noise. when i turn something which is 3d (mostly games), then switch for full blown 3d mode. it should be already done, its a sham...
by cienislaw
Wed May 30, 2007 4:41 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Nexus NX-8060 - original & improved
Replies: 58
Views: 44927

Erssa wrote:The Nexus is a real bargain. Much cheaper (over 30 euros) then the comparable Corsair 620W.
depens where - in poland nexus 600W and corsair 620W have such prices (130e vs 140e), 500W and 520W models are priced 111e vs 98e.
by cienislaw
Mon May 21, 2007 1:22 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Suitability of new P35 chipset motherboards for a Silent PC
Replies: 63
Views: 32297

I think its 18th June actually, but don't forget it seems to take Abit at least six months to release a properly functioning BIOS - they've only just sorted out the QuadGT (a couple of weeks before Bearlake launched)... :roll: you are right;-) but considering lag they have with quadgt, i wont be su...
by cienislaw
Mon May 21, 2007 12:38 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Suitability of new P35 chipset motherboards for a Silent PC
Replies: 63
Views: 32297

abit ip35 pro should be on shelves at 18th july... a month... why abit is always behind?;-(
by cienislaw
Mon May 21, 2007 8:40 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Can 1TB storage be quiet?
Replies: 25
Views: 8215

Yes. 2x WD5000AAKS would cost 240$ compared to a 399$. Which means you could get one extra drive for the same price. I'd probably still go for a single drive for the extra performance, lower noise and power consumption and the practicality. depens. for me with my solo, where i can soft mount 3 hdds...
by cienislaw
Mon May 21, 2007 7:38 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Can 1TB storage be quiet?
Replies: 25
Views: 8215

why anyone didnt point that 1TB in single hdd solution is expensive? new hitachi monster cost $449 (new egg), when for $480 you can have 4x WD5000AAKS. this wd drive is pretty silent, with softmount its almost unaudible in my setup (i cant turn AAM yet, hitachi tool doesnt recognize my SATA controll...
by cienislaw
Tue May 15, 2007 9:59 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P190 On Its Way
Replies: 4
Views: 3273

its huge, it cost $499, and looks as a perfect case for double quad cpus + sli config.... ehhh, for such money im building my new system in solo;-)
by cienislaw
Tue May 15, 2007 4:43 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI HD 2600 and HD 2400
Replies: 79
Views: 51001

yeah, ati drivers with f000king overscan which cant be turned off are *(^*&%*. for now i have to stick with gf6600 (new build, something had to be very cheap), but in a few months, when more cards will be on the market (june is release month for 2400 and 2600) i will decide what to buy. but 45W for ...
by cienislaw
Thu Mar 08, 2007 8:17 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New 80+ modular Nexus power supplies
Replies: 27
Views: 10961

mate, this forum is all about real dB values;-) it will be nice to see how nexus power supplies performs in spcr lab.
by cienislaw
Tue Feb 13, 2007 3:51 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's Fan Round-Up #3: 92mm Fans
Replies: 45
Views: 33487

jaganath wrote:Would it be possible to sell them on Ebay? I've bought DVDs and stuff from Poland and the postage wasn't too expensive.
ha, first time i see that someone buys dvds from poland. mostly i do in oposite way - buy in uk, then transfer to poland. but as always - different ppl, different needs.
by cienislaw
Mon Feb 12, 2007 4:14 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800GTS 320MB reviewed
Replies: 7
Views: 3425

8300, 8600 should have be shown on CEBIT (15-21 march). and i hope that it wont take such long as for ati to put them on the market (month delay from show to sell). even if new nvidia cards will be on the market with slight delay in april, i hope it will be first-second week of it, not end of the mo...
by cienislaw
Mon Feb 12, 2007 3:28 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's Fan Round-Up #3: 92mm Fans
Replies: 45
Views: 33487

Zalman ZM-F3 costs a half of that what Fander wants for FX120. if they are really the same (i took a look o photos, took a look on specs, but im not 100% sure) - where is a catch?
by cienislaw
Mon Feb 12, 2007 1:38 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's Fan Round-Up #3: 92mm Fans
Replies: 45
Views: 33487

Fander FX120 is not the same as Zalman ZM-F3: 700-1400rpm vs 900-1800rpm. or maybe i dont follow 'the same as' definition;-)
by cienislaw
Mon Feb 12, 2007 12:20 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800GTS 320MB reviewed
Replies: 7
Views: 3425

not bad results. but price still (300e here) too much for me. 8600ultra with 200e price tag will be the best option for me, next month we will see how its performs, and what exaclly it will offer.