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by Airshark
Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:37 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Thermaltake Level 10GT Snow - any experience?
Replies: 0
Views: 564

Thermaltake Level 10GT Snow - any experience?

Hello All - I've been reading this site and building silent rigs for several years now, and I have some pretty quiet boxes. For some pretty arcane reasons, my next machine needs to be large, distinctive, and white. It will be a powerful machine primarily for media work and some gaming, and will prob...
by Airshark
Wed Sep 02, 2009 2:47 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel 34nm SSD released
Replies: 237
Views: 44045

My latest quiet rig has a 160GB SSD (Intel's previous generation X-25M). It's a huge improvement both in speed and quiet. I paired it with a slow but quiet WD Greenpower 2TB for bulk storage. I can't emphasize enough how much better this is - especially in areas like boot time. If you took away my S...
by Airshark
Tue Jun 09, 2009 1:45 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Solo or P183[?]
Replies: 13
Views: 7190

Is there a picture anywhere of this modification done? I have a dremel, and I'm not a newbie at case modding, but if it's extensive, I might just go with a P183.

And if ATI 4890 is faster than GTX 260, great - but what is the noise level like?
by Airshark
Thu Jun 04, 2009 11:35 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Solo or P183[?]
Replies: 13
Views: 7190

I have a question here: I had heard that the Solo was somewhat limited in space for full-length video cards, including the GTX 260. Is this not the case? Is it easy to mod if I wanted to put in a long video card, maybe even a GTX 295?
by Airshark
Wed Sep 24, 2008 10:45 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus ENGTX260: A Quiet Graphics Card for Gamers?
Replies: 57
Views: 32747

Has anybody got the 216 shader version of the 260 yet? I'm thinking that since it's about halfway between the regular 260 and the 280, it might be noiser but more powerful. OTOH, it may still be below the threshold for quiet, which appears to be the fan ramp-up temperature of 78C. Can anybody confir...
by Airshark
Sat Jun 28, 2008 7:17 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Resolved: use stock coolers on nVidia cards
Replies: 21
Views: 5119

After you read, you will see how much the P182 sucks when used with powerful cards. And it is not the airflow. For what you will see I've tried every configuration possible, and Imade great and clean cable routing on it. Making or working a better airflow in this case is simply not possible. Lookin...
by Airshark
Fri Jun 27, 2008 9:33 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Resolved: use stock coolers on nVidia cards
Replies: 21
Views: 5119

Sounds like you need to work on the airflow in your case. I cool the upper chamber in my P182 with a single 120mm fan @ ~700RPM. The bottom chamber is cooled by a single 120mm @ ~450RPM. That's it. Idle temps on both CPU and GPU are around 40-50C with a room temp of about 23C. The 8800GTX is hotter...
by Airshark
Fri Jun 27, 2008 9:21 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Resolved: use stock coolers on nVidia cards
Replies: 21
Views: 5119

why didn't you try a low speed fan on the HR-03? i've got a 9600GT. the stock cooler kept the card around 44-46C during idle. well, all fine and dandy, but the Accelero S1 Rev 2 that i put on dropped the temp of the card to 39-40C, and the system did not warm up. (that only means you had your HR-03...
by Airshark
Fri Jun 27, 2008 7:08 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Resolved: use stock coolers on nVidia cards
Replies: 21
Views: 5119

Sounds like you need to work on the airflow in your case. I cool the upper chamber in my P182 with a single 120mm fan @ ~700RPM. The bottom chamber is cooled by a single 120mm @ ~450RPM. That's it. Idle temps on both CPU and GPU are around 40-50C with a room temp of about 23C. The 8800GTX is hotter...
by Airshark
Fri Jun 27, 2008 3:44 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Resolved: use stock coolers on nVidia cards
Replies: 21
Views: 5119

Resolved: use stock coolers on nVidia cards

Hello All - Just wanted to share a piece of wisdom that a few here have also noticed: for the most part, this mucking around with specialized video coolers is not only a waste of time and money, it can actually make the situation much worse. I have a machine with an nVidia 8800GTX (G80) in it. This ...
by Airshark
Sun Jun 22, 2008 11:49 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The answer without a question
Replies: 147
Views: 22941

Hello, Al-Qaeda came out of Afganistan -- and we the USA supported (created?) Osama bin Laden. Al-Qaeda has nothing to do with Iraq, or the first Gulf War. And some of us predicted that George W. Bush would invade Iraq -- when he got elected . A bit of a stretch to say that we "created" Osama Bin L...
by Airshark
Sun Jun 22, 2008 11:47 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The answer without a question
Replies: 147
Views: 22941

Bush is eager gunslinger but he just tries to clean his father's mess. If Bush Senior wouldn't be so affraid losing few more men in Gulf War, could he removed Saddam with legimate reason, before Al-Qaeda rised. Would have thousands be saved now. Sr. Had legimate reason to invade Iraq and remove Sad...
by Airshark
Sun Jun 22, 2008 3:03 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The answer without a question
Replies: 147
Views: 22941

Is it an assumption by omission if I didn't say it, and you're making the assumption and ascribing it to me? In that case please do tell. What are your thoughts on the matter? Well, I prefer to place the responsibility for the Iraq war directly on the shoulders of the administration, and not some a...
by Airshark
Sun Jun 22, 2008 1:12 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The answer without a question
Replies: 147
Views: 22941

you don't hear much about Somalia today, but the problems now are at least as great as they were when we went in, and for the same cause - local warlords who just cannot resist killing people ....usually with weapons supplied by the US, Russia, China, etc. is it only me who finds it absurd that a c...
by Airshark
Sat Jun 21, 2008 9:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The answer without a question
Replies: 147
Views: 22941

Airshark I don't disagree with everything you say, just most of it. Your argument makes so many false assumptions and conveniently ignores so many glaring facts that your conclusions are almost totally irrelevant. I'm not even going to start refuting it point by point as to do so would mean writing...
by Airshark
Fri Jun 20, 2008 10:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The answer without a question
Replies: 147
Views: 22941

The instant somebody refers to his fellow citizens as "sheeple", my pompousity detector redlines. It was not your popousity detector reacting it was your ego reacting to what was put out there for you to read, not to offend you Airshark, not at all. But you took offence without even really knowing ...
by Airshark
Thu Jun 19, 2008 7:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The answer without a question
Replies: 147
Views: 22941

Re: The answer without a question

I have seen a lot of these "war is not the answer" signs lately, (what can I expect, living in Washington...) and I allways wonder what the question is. It seems that it would be logical to define the question before deciding what isn't an answer. Any help would be appreciated. It means that both s...
by Airshark
Wed Jun 11, 2008 9:48 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Case swap: CoolerMaster Elite 340 --> P180 mini
Replies: 11
Views: 6078

Have you considered rotating your CPU HSF 90 degrees and blowing out the top instead of out the back? With a 200mm exhaust, I suspect you could tape up the rear port entirely. Alternately, you could use sheet styrene to physically separate your CPU HSF from you GPU, and vent it out the rear exhaust,...
by Airshark
Thu Jun 05, 2008 2:19 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Nehalem Performance Preview @ AnandTech
Replies: 18
Views: 4938

That 1%-for-1% is an obvious typo. It says later in the article that the performance is 20-50% better for only about 10% more power than Penryn.
by Airshark
Tue May 06, 2008 4:29 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Gigabyte G-Power 2 Pro CPU cooler
Replies: 10
Views: 5898

Question here - I note that you got a pretty good cooler out of this by removing the shroud and replacing the fan. Well, this cooler appeals to me because of its unique orientation - see, my problem is that my TRUE prevents me from using an HR-03 Plus on my 8800 in the "over" configuration, and that...
by Airshark
Thu Apr 10, 2008 12:24 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Anybody gone HD-less?
Replies: 55
Views: 18954

Hi all. :) Sorry to revive this old thread but I'm quite surpised it didn't get more attention. Especially considering the "silent" factor and current price of SDHC cards. :? Any specific reason as to why most SPCReviewers don't seem interested by the idea? Too small. Too slow. If you want to go di...
by Airshark
Thu Apr 03, 2008 2:01 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Quiet Cosmos S
Replies: 9
Views: 6435

Thanks. I'm just starting a new build, and I had decided on an Antec P182B (this would have been my fourth), but perhaps I'll reconsider and try a Cosmos-S. I'm kinda tired of the P182.
by Airshark
Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:02 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Quiet Cosmos S
Replies: 9
Views: 6435

Can you comment on the Cosmos-S cable routing? The old Cosmos 1000 had serious problems getting the back panel closed if you used one of the routing holes, as there was no clearance in the back for cables. Does yours fit cleanly (i.e. have they moved the mobo tray in half an inch or so)? I was all s...
by Airshark
Fri Feb 15, 2008 2:05 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Big Corsair PSUs
Replies: 6
Views: 2436

Thanks for the clarification. I'm going to go with another HX620.
by Airshark
Thu Feb 14, 2008 3:55 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Who has still has a working Antec Phantom used regularly?
Replies: 5
Views: 1865

I've had two Phantom 500s fail.
by Airshark
Thu Feb 14, 2008 3:54 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Big Corsair PSUs
Replies: 6
Views: 2436

I think you're being a bit too conservative in your estimates of power draw. The TDP on a QX9650 is 130W, the documentation for the 8800GTS-512 says 150W each. But it does look like the 620W can handle this system, even stressed, making me wonder about the upcoming HX1000. I know most systems are va...
by Airshark
Tue Feb 12, 2008 11:42 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Big Corsair PSUs
Replies: 6
Views: 2436

Big Corsair PSUs

Can anybody comment about the relative noise level of Corsair's big PSUs, i.e. the 750W+ models? I have two HX620s and an HX520, and I'm very pleased - but I'm building a "quieter" system that has a lot of performance parts, including a QX9650, 4GB of RAM, and a pair of 8800GTS-512s in SLI. HX620 mi...
by Airshark
Mon Nov 26, 2007 12:53 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: 5% Off on all Zonbu products for SPCR buyers
Replies: 12
Views: 3987

Mike, the thing doesn't even have a hard disk. It has one and only one use that I can see: a minimal function internet terminal. I say "minimal function" because it won't be able to run any ActiveX plug-ins and since it doesn't have a disk, it will be able to keep around a strictly limited amount of...
by Airshark
Mon Nov 26, 2007 11:28 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: 5% Off on all Zonbu products for SPCR buyers
Replies: 12
Views: 3987

The Zonbu is just plain silly. $15/month for "support" on a bunch of Linux apps? Awe-inspiring Via processor power?
by Airshark
Tue Nov 13, 2007 5:05 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: (Yet another) P182 build
Replies: 56
Views: 38311

I'm starting to think that partly this warming when case is closed is due to that x1950pro generating quite a bit of heat which stays in the case... I found it necessary to add a slow fan (Noctua 120mm) to the front of my intake, even after removing the intake covers entirely and cutting away the m...