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by ShadowVlican
Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:35 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: NAS + Gigabite ethernet + SSD = 0db?
Replies: 12
Views: 3084

some ethernet devices make annoying high pitched whining sounds.. so even if i went that route, i wouldn't reach "0db" :lol:
by ShadowVlican
Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:34 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: would/nt 3 hard drives be optimum for a heavy downloader?
Replies: 6
Views: 1521

my retired tablet does 24/7 BT duty with its single 4200rpm drive... seems to hold up fine :lol:
by ShadowVlican
Wed Nov 26, 2008 7:56 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Post your laptop's power usage
Replies: 29
Views: 23316

Toshiba Portégé 3500 Tablet
-21-24W BTing w/ screen on
-15-17W BTing w/ screen off
-18-20W copying stuff w/ screen off
-3W off, power brick warm
by ShadowVlican
Tue Mar 06, 2007 12:05 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AM2 Motherboard Choice
Replies: 6
Views: 3242

maybe you can wait a while: Anandtech's "AMD 690G: Performance Review" http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=2942 seems to have lower power consumption than competing boards based upon nVidia's chipsets.... and we all know lower power consumption leads to easier quiet/silent systems :)
by ShadowVlican
Sat Mar 03, 2007 6:37 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: What cools your HDD better?
Replies: 8
Views: 2588

i have the iCage

it makes 3x 5.25" bays into 3x 3.5" bays

it keeps the drives nice and cool at around 30­°C (load or not)

but it's noisy (even after changing the TT fans to coolermaster sleeve @ 7v) :lol:
by ShadowVlican
Wed Feb 21, 2007 4:45 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My annoyingly noisy 1.7TB Thermaltake tower
Replies: 11
Views: 7715

>>ASSEMblerEX nice to see someone else who has dealt with this problem.... it is indeed very hard to silent/quiet this monster tower :lol: i know firsthand how quiet a slower/lower capacity computer can be... i built one for BT specific purposes.... it would be SILENT (not quiet, SILENT) if it wasn'...
by ShadowVlican
Fri Feb 02, 2007 6:47 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Noisetaker 420W or Seasonic S12 380W?
Replies: 29
Views: 11758

forget enermax, they haven't had anything exciting or innovative in a while

not to mention seasonic outperforms them on every level
by ShadowVlican
Fri Feb 02, 2007 6:46 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 2.1 speaker recommendations
Replies: 24
Views: 7057

the Klipsch ProMedia GMX A-2.1 i'd say are a step above the Logitechs

iFi would be the ultimate multimedia speakers

no audiophile uses dual 18" subs, though i must say that would be HUGE
by ShadowVlican
Fri Feb 02, 2007 6:41 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Thermaltake Proves Themselves a Contender: The Big Typhoon
Replies: 34
Views: 24334

Considering how old a cooler Big Typhoon is, it's really a shame for ThermalTake it took so long for it to be reviewed here at SPCR. It probably would have done miracles for TTs reputation, had it been reviewed here back in 2005 when it was released. Not to mention, it would have been a real conten...
by ShadowVlican
Fri Feb 02, 2007 3:57 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Laptop vs. silentPC
Replies: 16
Views: 7917

I find it much eaiser to achieve CONSISTENTLY QUIET operation in a non-laptop build. By this I mean I can build a system with a big enough heatsink, and good ducting, and fans on constant low RPM. I build my systems such that at FULL LOAD on CPU, GPU, and disk they are adequately cooled without inc...
by ShadowVlican
Fri Feb 02, 2007 3:55 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: To undervolt? Or not to undervolt?
Replies: 1
Views: 1009

i have a xp-m 2400+ at 1.3GHz (1.1v) with RMClock forcing the HLT command

the thing can run fanless and draws like no electricity :lol: perfect for a BT computer
by ShadowVlican
Fri Feb 02, 2007 3:54 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 2.1 speaker recommendations
Replies: 24
Views: 7057

z2300 are way better than the x230, there's simply no comparison there are tons of multimedia speakers out there, but these logitechs are easy to find and give zero headaches don't tread into audiophile products like me, they kill your wallet and raise your expectations so now i can't stand listenin...
by ShadowVlican
Thu Feb 01, 2007 7:21 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: PLAN: Build a Wooden Cabinet to house my NOISY 7 drive tower
Replies: 7
Views: 2078

i having trouble picturing the enclosure you are envisioning :?

my hard drive temps are always around 30C, even with intensive I/O :lol: just a testament to how cosy they feel in my system 8)

i'll give the fabric store a visit over the weekend :)
by ShadowVlican
Thu Feb 01, 2007 6:36 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: PLAN: Build a Wooden Cabinet to house my NOISY 7 drive tower
Replies: 7
Views: 2078

the iCages gave the case the ability to hold 3.5" drives inside 5.25" bays, though it's not well designed in terms of noise (cooling wise it's unbeatable) because of the way it slides into the thermaltake armor and resonates :x i could toss the iCages and attempt to suspend 7 drives, but i'll need y...
by ShadowVlican
Thu Feb 01, 2007 4:28 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My annoyingly noisy 1.7TB Thermaltake tower
Replies: 11
Views: 7715

i'm sure i'll have a lot less vibration if i had a super heavy steel case, like the coolermaster stacker series

too late now :lol:
by ShadowVlican
Thu Feb 01, 2007 4:27 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: PLAN: Build a Wooden Cabinet to house my NOISY 7 drive tower
Replies: 7
Views: 2078

student: yea that's what i had in mind, but i wanted some numbers to work with (i'm sure a lot of testing was done to design the panels for the P180, to choose what materials were best) ultrachrome: space is not an issue and i'm not going to move this computer around with the cabinet, this whole tow...
by ShadowVlican
Wed Jan 31, 2007 9:36 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: PLAN: Build a Wooden Cabinet to house my NOISY 7 drive tower
Replies: 7
Views: 2078

PLAN: Build a Wooden Cabinet to house my NOISY 7 drive tower

here is the link to my current computer specs: http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=37748 the noise is coming from the PSU (fan bearing must be dying) and hard drives (7 of them together makes the case hum!! :lol: ) my plan? to build a wooden cabinet to shove this entire tower inside...
by ShadowVlican
Wed Jan 31, 2007 9:30 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Power supply for a RAID system
Replies: 4
Views: 1598

if that's the case, perhaps you need a larger power supply either that or get drives that support staggered spinup (since that's where you're having troubles) my 485W noisetaker is enough for my 7 drive system, though if i overclock the CPU it'll have trouble on bootup (i'd have to turn it on, wait ...
by ShadowVlican
Wed Jan 31, 2007 9:05 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My annoyingly noisy 1.7TB Thermaltake tower
Replies: 11
Views: 7715

I absolutely hate Thermaltake cases. I am glad I sold my Tsunami. That thing vibrates like no tomorrow. Cheaply made as well. Nice speakers btw. loudest thing in my Tsunami is definitely my Zalman 9500 running at 60% speed, I don't have any problems with vibration. Right now, sitting 1.5 feet away ...
by ShadowVlican
Sun Jan 28, 2007 1:31 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Case for many (9+) hard drives (with ample space between)?
Replies: 37
Views: 17711

thermaltake's armor should fit your needs Quite expensive considering features. (seems to be ~2/3 more expensive than Stacker) Also Stacker's rear 120mm fan grills can be easily replaced with standard less restricting ones. hmmmm prices i found: original stacker = $163 new stacker = $269 black armo...
by ShadowVlican
Sat Jan 27, 2007 12:50 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: raid question
Replies: 5
Views: 1862

RAID is used for uptime.... you cannot spin them down in hopes of saving energy
by ShadowVlican
Sat Jan 27, 2007 12:47 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My annoyingly noisy 1.7TB Thermaltake tower
Replies: 11
Views: 7715

nzimmers: The noise is from the spindle noise of the drives at idle. During seeking and reading it's worse/louder, but I can live with it because it's not constantly doing that. Drives are mounted standardly, without grommets or absorbing materials. The Thermaltake iCage slides into the 5.25" bays a...
by ShadowVlican
Fri Jan 26, 2007 9:42 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: I wish my HDD would shut up!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 4296

i'll add that older drives have worn bearings and are much louder (on average) than newer drives i have a 7 year old 8GB samsung that still works..... it's got a very loud high pitch whine... but it works perfectly then i have drives i bought last year which emit no such noise... since they have imp...
by ShadowVlican
Fri Jan 26, 2007 9:34 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: A 'thank you' to this community
Replies: 7
Views: 4218

i too have lurked for a long time

but finally with a problem of my own, i must register to seek help :lol:

this is a great community sharing one goal to achieve silent computing :)
by ShadowVlican
Fri Jan 26, 2007 9:32 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Simple silencing of a Lian Liu 1200 with 6 Raptors
Replies: 19
Views: 8054

sorry to bump older topic (but only 2nd page?! gee is this section dead...)

but this method only works if the case itself isn't resonating

i have 7 drives in my case and it's on carpet..... still noisy as hell because of the vibrations inside the case
by ShadowVlican
Fri Jan 26, 2007 9:27 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: picoPSU is anyone using it?
Replies: 17
Views: 6874

am i using this PSU on my secondary computer (used to BT) very stable and absolutely quiet (the PSU anyways...) the brick does make a faint clicking when connected without load, though once i power the computer it goes away (mind you this PSU didn't work on my old old celeron, i think becuase it has...
by ShadowVlican
Fri Jan 26, 2007 8:54 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My annoyingly noisy 1.7TB Thermaltake tower
Replies: 11
Views: 7715

My annoyingly noisy 1.7TB Thermaltake tower

Specifications: ASUS A8N-E -northbridge heatsink replaced with Zalman ZM-NB47J AMD Athlonâ„¢ 64 X2 Dual-Core 3800+ S939 -cooled with Scythe NINJA w/ CoolerMaster 120mm sleeve @ 7v -running at stock speeds with RMClock controlled C'n'Q OCZ EL DDR PC-3200 / 400MHz / 2GB Dual Channel / Platinum XTC Edi...
by ShadowVlican
Fri Jan 26, 2007 8:09 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Case for many (9+) hard drives (with ample space between)?
Replies: 37
Views: 17711

thermaltake's armor should fit your needs

the icage has adequate spacing inbetween drives