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by dnoiz
Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:12 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone Temjin TJ08-E: MicroATX Evolved
Replies: 57
Views: 32916

Re: SilverStone Temjin TJ08-E: MicroATX Evolved

aztec wrote:The Arc Mini is huge HUGE compared to this case. I mean, its as large as the PC-A05N. It's amazing that they even call it 'mini.' It is a nice looking case though along with the Define Mini.
true TRUE :D
by dnoiz
Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:36 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone Temjin TJ08-E: MicroATX Evolved
Replies: 57
Views: 32916

Re: SilverStone Temjin TJ08-E: MicroATX Evolved

I just hope SPCR gets their hands on a Fractal Design Arc Mini case soon ... from the "outside" I like it better then Silverstone case but I would love to know how the Arc Mini performs. The Arc Midi gets quite good scores so I can only hope the Arc Mini perfroms similar :).

g.
by dnoiz
Wed Apr 30, 2008 4:06 am
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: Make SPCR Even Better... and Win Great Prizes!
Replies: 209
Views: 342088

As my current (SILENT) PC is almost completely build on reviews from this site, I did my part. A small but hopefully useful contribution for even more high-quality reviews like we got in the past.

Keep up the good work.

R.
by dnoiz
Thu Nov 01, 2007 4:31 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec NSK-3480: 80-Plus Case
Replies: 65
Views: 39765

Will this PSU power a Q6600 @ 3Ghz 24/7 for folding ?
Will this BOX cool a Q6600 @ 3Ghz 24/7 for folding ?

I'll use a G33 board so no extra graphic card is required, just a HDD. No CD/DVD/... things.

R.
by dnoiz
Wed Sep 12, 2007 12:20 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Q6600 & Antec EW 380W PSU
Replies: 3
Views: 1723

Thank you for the feedback, without getting broke I could make the next changes, which should help a lot I think (concerning air-flow): Lian Li PC-7 SE Plus II Black (no PSU) Seasonic S12II 80Plus - 430 Watt PSU I would opt for a normal ATX motherboard, but then I need another GFX card. Thanks again.
by dnoiz
Tue Sep 11, 2007 3:33 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Q6600 & Antec EW 380W PSU
Replies: 3
Views: 1723

Q6600 & Antec EW 380W PSU

Hello, I was wondering if this setup will run fine 24/7 (BOINC) : ANTEC NSK3480 (PSU 380W EarthWatts) GIGABYTE GA-G33M-DS2R (onboard VGA) Q6600 G0 @ 3Ghz (I hope ) Scythe Muggen (to keep it under 60 °C) 2048MB (2x1024) 800MHz DDR2 PC2-6400 CL5 320Gb harddisk Or is it advisable to get another (bigge...
by dnoiz
Tue Jul 31, 2007 1:55 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Review of various items 1950xt with Accelero S1 on Asus P5k
Replies: 6
Views: 3026

I have 4 (2x 120mm and 2x 92mm) of those Arctic Cooling PWm enabled fans in my Antec SOLO case and I'm VERY happy with them. I manage them using Speedfan and keep them around 900rpm (SILENT :)). I keep my E6600 @ 3ghz under full load (24/7 of BOINC) at around 55 degrees celcius in a room with temps ...
by dnoiz
Sat Jun 16, 2007 1:02 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Possible to build silent gaming PC?
Replies: 7
Views: 2481

Re: Possible to build silent gaming PC?

I would like to build a very quiet gaming PC for only $1800. That's $2200 here in Australia. I need the case, PSU and everything that goes in it. How quiet could it potentially be? I would like to use a 8800GTS. Thanks. That's pretty easy to do with today hardware choices I think. Get an Antec SOLO...
by dnoiz
Sun May 20, 2007 8:16 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Q6600 Silent Cooling?
Replies: 5
Views: 2148

Any good socket 775 cooler will surely do. Like the Ninja. Concerning replacing the cooler, if you have no experience, can't you ask the shop where you got the PC ?

R.
by dnoiz
Sat May 12, 2007 2:59 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU recommendation - fan or fanless?
Replies: 6
Views: 2550

I don't see any advantage anymore in fanless PSU's. I'm currently using a Corsair HX520 PSU and the thing is completely silent and no risk of overheating as the fan will rise its speed whenever required. Never happened until now.

R.
by dnoiz
Tue May 08, 2007 4:36 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: E6420 or E6600
Replies: 12
Views: 4857

A E6420 @ E6600 speeds should be no problem what so ever (that's an increase of the FSB from 266 to 300) as long as you have a decent motherboard (Asus, Gigabyte) with a P965 chipset (probably a NV chipset will do, but I don't have experience there) and (A-brand like Corsair, G-Skill, ...) RAM quali...
by dnoiz
Wed Apr 25, 2007 12:21 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: The quiet quad core challenge
Replies: 9
Views: 3235

Look for a Xeon X3210. Is cheaper then the Q6600 and gives you probably the same performance with a mild overclock ;).

R.
by dnoiz
Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:55 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: No better PSU for silent gamers than Corsairs?
Replies: 5
Views: 2634

If the Corsair's are to heavy for you look at the 430W model of Seasonic. I only have experience with Corsair PSU but I'm sure the Seasonic is quite and a good performer (see SPCR's reveiw). R. ps. I misread your post... you want heavier -- ignore this one :oops: ps2. take a look here for lots of PS...
by dnoiz
Mon Apr 23, 2007 11:24 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HD321KJ vs WD3200KS vs 7200.10
Replies: 4
Views: 3271

I have two of those Samsungs in my last PC (in RAID 0) and I'm extremely happy noise wise. The loudest part in my PC is the CPU fan for now. I'll fix that very soon.

R.
by dnoiz
Thu Feb 08, 2007 6:12 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung SH-S183 DVD-burner
Replies: 12
Views: 5997

mattcoz wrote:I have the same drive.

It is NOT quiet.
Indeed. NOT quite. But besides the noise it's a good drive.

R.
by dnoiz
Thu Feb 08, 2007 6:06 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HD321KJ is quiet, but far from noiseless
Replies: 2
Views: 1968

I have no problem what so ever with that drive. I have 2 of them in RAID 0 & 1 and for me they're as silent as they can be. I have them in an Antec Solo case. My main sources of noise are the ODD's and the CPU fan.

R.
by dnoiz
Thu Feb 08, 2007 12:15 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Samurai Rev. B or Freezer Pro 7?
Replies: 3
Views: 1579

I have a Freezer Pro 7 on a E6600 which is running @ 3Ghz and the fan is running silently at around 1000rpm using speedfan. The CPU temp is somewhere between 35-55 depending on the load. So I can recommend this cooler. If you want to do more crazy OC then I would look for anynother cooler, eg. the S...
by dnoiz
Fri Feb 02, 2007 1:25 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Which Core2Duo for quiet build?
Replies: 12
Views: 4334

I find my E6600 to be a brilliant CPU for a quiet build, atleast when undervolted. My particular CPU is able to go down to 1.0V on default 2.4GHz. My estimates (calculations and measurements) put the CPU at around 35W at this voltage. I also happen to have a Ninja and from what I can tell, cooling ...
by dnoiz
Thu Jan 25, 2007 4:51 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 320gig Seagate Is Noisy As Hell
Replies: 8
Views: 3908

Samsung FTW !

I have 2 HD321KJ (320Gb) models. My CPU and exhaust fan make more noise then those drives.
by dnoiz
Fri Jan 19, 2007 7:01 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet E6600 fan please ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1652

I have an Artic Cooling Freezer Pro 7 @ 1000RPM (using Speedfan so it's silent) and I'm a happy camper. My 6600 runs @ 3Ghz with temps somewhere between 35 and 50 degrees celcius. If you look at the recommended list of heatsinks there're better solutions (and more silent), but for the price you can'...
by dnoiz
Fri Jan 19, 2007 1:22 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair HX520W and Antec Sonata II
Replies: 4
Views: 2198

I can't answer the airflow question, but I do know that the HX520 is a VERY nice (noise-wise) PSU. I would say it will turn out fine. Also, the 120mm fan in the PSU, sucks the air out of the case IIRC (also sounds logical), so I'm not sure what your problem might be concerning airflow.

R.
by dnoiz
Fri Jan 19, 2007 1:18 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Installing XP on a SATA drive?
Replies: 7
Views: 4644

If you leave the diskcontroller on your motherboard to IDE, then things should be fine. I do think that SP2 will be required for a HD of that size, else Windows may not recongnize the full 320Gb (not sure about this). If I was you, I would slipstream at least SP2 and create a new bootable CD. I usua...
by dnoiz
Thu Jan 18, 2007 4:33 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: HX520 - mine is stupidly loud.
Replies: 4
Views: 3133

TheRove wrote:Got my replacement. :) Practically inaudible!
Like it should be.

R.
by dnoiz
Thu Jan 18, 2007 4:23 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My 1st Quiet/Overclockable Build (C2D) - Thoughts?
Replies: 11
Views: 4097

For now the ATI 1950PRO is your best bet (performance/budget wise). Or wait till March (or May) for better priced DX10 cards.

R.
by dnoiz
Thu Jan 18, 2007 4:21 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Just ordered my new machine.
Replies: 7
Views: 2900

Got the PSU and Samsung HD's myself and they're indeed worth every penny, noise wise.
The loudest parts in my setup are the (case & cpu) fans.

Have fun with the new system.

R.
by dnoiz
Tue Jan 16, 2007 3:55 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Setting up RAID with SATA - need advice.
Replies: 6
Views: 2735

I used the Intel RAID controller (Matrix) so I have a RAID 0 and a RAID 1 part on my 2 HD321KJ drives. I have the same mobo. Steps I took : - select RAID instead of IDE in the BIOS, restart - Ctrl-I to enter Intel RAID setup and define as you require and restart - slipstream http://driverpacks.net/ ...
by dnoiz
Tue Jan 16, 2007 3:46 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Any Diff between Samsung Notebook Drives -- 40GB or 80GB?
Replies: 4
Views: 1913

Re: Any Diff between Samsung Notebook Drives -- 40GB or 80GB

Looking to purchase the quietest drive for an HTPC in a living room. Don't need size, ... just enough to boot up mythtv frontend really. The recommendations around here seem to point to the 40GB notebook drive, but there appears to be quote a few released since then. Does anyone know if there is mu...
by dnoiz
Mon Jan 15, 2007 12:30 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Best way to silence 4 HDDs in Antec P180?
Replies: 16
Views: 12201

Maybe not a solution, but if you need new HD's get the new Samsung T166 drives and all noise is gone. I have 2 of them in a SOLO case and my fans make more noise then the HD's. Atm. they are not suspended as I don't have the need for that.

Cheers.
by dnoiz
Tue Jan 09, 2007 7:28 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Finally, a quiet SATA drive...I mean really quiet.
Replies: 49
Views: 41571

Denorios wrote:I've recently got the 500GB T-series and it's definitely the quietest drive I've ever had - and that's before the run-in period. And the perfromance is quite impressive too, even with AAM at max.
Can you give me some more info on that AAM and how to configure it ?

Thx.
by dnoiz
Mon Jan 08, 2007 11:36 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: HX520 - mine is stupidly loud.
Replies: 4
Views: 3133

Send it back (RMA) they should be dead silent upto a load of 300W. For some support on Corsair's hardware look here : http://www.houseofhelp.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?s=63625e930f5552daa04331803322bc5b&f=128 For PSU's : http://www.houseofhelp.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?s=63625e930f5552daa04331803...