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by Shaman
Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:41 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Question about buying used older 2.5" HDD's
Replies: 4
Views: 1056

Re: Question about buying used older 2.5" HDD's

Ok, I used the Internet Archive to see what the recommended 5400rpm drives were 4 years ago. This point in time seems to be a good place to start. :)

http://replay.waybackmachine.org/200704 ... page2.html

Will try and find one of those drives for sale.
by Shaman
Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:20 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Question about buying used older 2.5" HDD's
Replies: 4
Views: 1056

Re: Question about buying used older 2.5" HDD's

Yeah, I started there but the only recommended 2.5" hard drives are newer 500GB models. And on the linked article at the top Is the Silent PC Future 2.5-inches wide? the best rated 2.5" drives noise wise are 4200rpm. :?
by Shaman
Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:41 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Question about buying used older 2.5" HDD's
Replies: 4
Views: 1056

Question about buying used older 2.5" HDD's

I'm looking for a super cheap and small capacity hard drive for an older system, and a used 40-60GB 2.5" 5400rpm SATA I drive seems ideal for this. Will pretty much any previous generation 5400rpm laptop drive I end up getting be considered quiet by SPCR standards, as long as it's soft mounted? Or i...
by Shaman
Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:45 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Slower than Fanmate 2?
Replies: 3
Views: 868

Re: Slower than Fanmate 2?

When you feed a fanmate with 5V, the output is ~3.5V. This is a fixed voltage though and turning the fanmate knob won't change it.
by Shaman
Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:03 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec 900 Drive Cage fits in a P180/2?
Replies: 3
Views: 1147

Re: Antec 900 Drive Cage fits in a P180/2?

Yes, I know there is no hdd damping. The idea is to use it just as a professional looking extra air intake vent for the P180/2 without hdd's or fan attached to it.

Too bad it's out of stock, even the 1200 drive cage is out of stock too. :(
by Shaman
Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:37 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec 900 Drive Cage fits in a P180/2?
Replies: 3
Views: 1147

Antec 900 Drive Cage fits in a P180/2?

It seems like the mounting system of the drive cages from the Antec 900 (and possibly the 1200) is not proprietary and fits in other cases. I found this pic in another forum of a 900 drive cage installed in a Silverstone FT01: http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/9430/pc310263iw6.jpg These cages can b...
by Shaman
Wed Sep 29, 2010 3:29 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Lian Li PC-Q08 Mini-ITX Mini Tower Case
Replies: 53
Views: 47770

I had been looking at getting one of the Lian Li mini-ITX cases recently, so it was very nice to see SPCR come out with this review. Lian Li has another very interesting Mini-ITX case, the PC-Q11 . I'ts less deeper than the PC-Q08, has less 'bling' and less vents for noise to escape. I really like i...
by Shaman
Fri May 08, 2009 2:02 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silverstone Raven EATX Tower Case
Replies: 29
Views: 15110

It was strange to read this review on SPCR. But thanks. :)
by Shaman
Sat Apr 11, 2009 10:01 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P183 Reviewed
Replies: 41
Views: 13764

Monkeh16 wrote:You mean the beer holder, surely.
I wonder how many will order the P183 while drunk and regret it the next day
by Shaman
Wed Mar 25, 2009 12:17 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian-Li B10
Replies: 13
Views: 4743

That is the nicest Lian Li case I have ever seen. Period.
by Shaman
Sun Mar 22, 2009 6:14 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Nexus Value 430 PSU: Affordable Silence
Replies: 149
Views: 78813

thejamppa wrote:I installed it on P182
Are you depending on the PSU alone to cool the hard drive(s)? Did your hard drive temperature(s) increased? (seeing as the PSU fan runs at an incredible 370rpm most of the time)
by Shaman
Thu Mar 19, 2009 5:21 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec AVP-2000
Replies: 4
Views: 1742

If it was a computer case, it would have tinny fans, probably 60mm at best
by Shaman
Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:42 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Skeleton... and P183 & Sonata Elite
Replies: 161
Views: 90795

The P193 is so ugly, it makes the P183 look beautiful. :shock:
by Shaman
Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:35 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: 120mm Nexus Fan...but my case came with a 80mm
Replies: 3
Views: 1548

Looks like there's no way a 120mm fan would fit. You have two options:

1- Use a 92mm fan, which is the biggest that will fit

2- Exchange the case for something like the NSK3480

I would stay away from fan adpaters, unless you don't mind having the adapter and fan mounted on the outside of the case.
by Shaman
Sat Mar 14, 2009 4:34 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Nexus Value 430 PSU: Affordable Silence
Replies: 149
Views: 78813

What's the airflow like at 370rpm? Would it be enough to cool a couple of hard drives in the bottom section of a P18X? (with the vents at the back of the case sealed of course..)
by Shaman
Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:31 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian Li PC-V351 - really tight screws...
Replies: 12
Views: 9434

I guess it's the price you pay for having 5.25" bays on the sides... but somehow Lian Li managed to make their PC-X series cases with only one screw on each side panel PC-X500

They should implement it on the V351. Unscrewing 6 screws to get a side panel off is for the birds.
by Shaman
Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:20 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P182 - definitely not silent - updated
Replies: 10
Views: 3747

You don't mention your hard drives in your components list, how many do you have? What brand/models? Replacing the antec tricool fans is almost mandatory. I know it doesn't make sense to buy the case regarded as one of the quietest of all time and then having to go spend extra money on fans.. antec ...
by Shaman
Sat Feb 21, 2009 6:07 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P183 on the Antec Website
Replies: 8
Views: 3683

psiu wrote:How about just remove the filter covers and make the filters look a little more refined?
The filter doors in the P183 are alot less restrictive than the ones in the P180/2, but that still wasn't enough to stop them from making those ugly holes in the door...
by Shaman
Sat Jan 31, 2009 9:48 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How to build a LOUD comput0r
Replies: 30
Views: 7382

Whatever you do make sure you make it louder than a vacuum cleaner. She is female, so she'll be used to that noise.
by Shaman
Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:21 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Case airflow setup help. Which is best?
Replies: 7
Views: 3403

You want to use as few fans as possible, so how about just using the top and rear fans blowing out in a negative pressure setup?

I can assure you an intake fan blowing fresh air at the PSU is not needed. And what PSU is it that with two 80mm fans?
by Shaman
Sun Jan 25, 2009 10:50 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 100 HD movies on a stamp-size chip
Replies: 19
Views: 4452

All valid points, though I was referring to cellphones 5 years from now. Who knows what the battery life and processing power of cellphones will be like then.. I imagine the charger could be used to power the cellphone while screening movies to save the battery, like it's done with laptops. If you'r...
by Shaman
Sat Jan 24, 2009 9:32 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 100 HD movies on a stamp-size chip
Replies: 19
Views: 4452

spookmineer wrote:HD on a cell phone? :?
If the cellphone has an hdmi port and is capable of decoding hd material, then it won't be so bad. :lol:
by Shaman
Sat Jan 24, 2009 7:07 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 120mm exhaust fan acoustic cover / muffler / baffles
Replies: 6
Views: 4498

I've never seen something like this, well the only one I've seen is the psu one from Silverstone, but echn111 already mentioned it.
by Shaman
Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:29 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: If the SPCR recommended 120mm fans article was updated today
Replies: 23
Views: 7394

jessekopelman wrote:
Shaman wrote:Can you point me to the review of the Slipstream(s)?
Fan Roundup #5
Thanks, that completly passed me by. :shock:
by Shaman
Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:48 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: If the SPCR recommended 120mm fans article was updated today
Replies: 23
Views: 7394

Thanks for the input guys. :)

Thejamppa, you say all fans have been reviewed by SPCR except the Sharkoons. Can you point me to the review of the Slipstream(s)? I haven't seen a review of one, or of any 9-blade fan for that matter. (that would be a nice fan round-up, no?)
by Shaman
Tue Jan 20, 2009 4:09 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: If the SPCR recommended 120mm fans article was updated today
Replies: 23
Views: 7394

If the SPCR recommended 120mm fans article was updated today

What fans would be at the top? The Slipstreams? Any others?
by Shaman
Mon Jan 19, 2009 2:02 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec ISK 300 Mini-ITX case
Replies: 115
Views: 88678

the chinese sites seem to indicate those are dual 80mm fans, not 60mm. i cant read chinese but you see the word 80mm on some of those chinese sites. That's also the impression I first got looking at the pictures. In one of those pics it's obvious the two fans have about the same length as the mothe...
by Shaman
Sun Jan 18, 2009 5:22 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Apex MI-008: A Cheap Quiet mini-ITX Case?
Replies: 62
Views: 48080

I see, thanks.. I saw the 120mm fan and automatically thought the Ninja would fit like it does in the NSK2480.
by Shaman
Sun Jan 18, 2009 3:29 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Apex MI-008: A Cheap Quiet mini-ITX Case?
Replies: 62
Views: 48080

If a PicoPSU was used, would a Mini Ninja fit in there or would the optical drive cage get in the way?
by Shaman
Sat Jan 17, 2009 2:07 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: cm cosmos 1000 vs. cosmos s
Replies: 9
Views: 5074

The 1000 will definitely be the quiestest of the two. The Cosmos S looks like the version a 'misguided power-crazed gamer' would choose. :lol: Don't worry too much about hdd cooling in the 1000, it has a filtered vent right bellow the hdd cage, plus you can install an optional fan on top of the hdd ...