Search found 45 matches

by tackle
Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:34 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Quiet UPS ?
Replies: 21
Views: 12003

Re: Quiet UPS ?

Guess they're not concerned about the sound side of things at Eaton - or customer service at whatever office you contacted. I've still got the Protection Station 800, and it has been solid through and through. Not a peep out of it and does its job well. No PSU trouble, as it has served 3 power supp...
by tackle
Wed Dec 12, 2012 2:41 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Quiet UPS ?
Replies: 21
Views: 12003

Re: Quiet UPS ?

I'm on the hunt for a silent UPS. Any recommendations? This thread is old, so I'm re-emphasizing the question. To not just be a boring thread bump, I'll supply an example of Eatons epic customer service: My email: Hello Eaton! I'm looking to buy one or two UPS's for my setup, that consists of a work...
by tackle
Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:51 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Replace the cooling fans on my GTX 570
Replies: 34
Views: 18783

Re: Replace the cooling fans on my GTX 570

Do you think 120mm fans would be better for my scenario as well?

Are you keeping the original heatsink?
Also what fan controller are you going to use?
by tackle
Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:37 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Replace the cooling fans on my GTX 570
Replies: 34
Views: 18783

Re: Replace the cooling fans on my GTX 570

After reassembling the card I experience it to be less annoying than before, but only to a very small degree. Say, 3% less annoying. So, the new plan is: - Wait for "regular PWM-fan connector > GPU PWM fan connector" cables to arrive - Wait for 2 Arctic Cooling F9 fans to arrive (just ordered) - Whe...
by tackle
Sun Oct 23, 2011 10:08 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Replace the cooling fans on my GTX 570
Replies: 34
Views: 18783

Re: Replace the cooling fans on my GTX 570

Tried to return the card - no go at my supplier due to opened package. Modding is the only option now. Faustus is right about the screws. I've dismantled the whole card basically, in this manner: 1. Remove the whole cooler by unscrewing the four screws around the GPU core. You have to wiggle it care...
by tackle
Fri Oct 21, 2011 2:14 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Replace the cooling fans on my GTX 570
Replies: 34
Views: 18783

Re: Replace the cooling fans on my GTX 570

30, that's very low compared to my temps, do you have good airflow in your case?

Due to my temps my 'auto' mode runs around 20%. Sounds like a motorcycle somewhere nearby.
by tackle
Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:57 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Replace the cooling fans on my GTX 570
Replies: 34
Views: 18783

Re: Replace the cooling fans on my GTX 570

Thanks for the links.

Well the current heatsink is quite beefy, and I'm getting 46 degrees celcius idle with 10% fan speed, ~68 degrees during gaming and almost 20% fan speed. So it seems to be doing quite a good job considering my case is pretty low in airflow.
by tackle
Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:32 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Replace the cooling fans on my GTX 570
Replies: 34
Views: 18783

Re: Replace the cooling fans on my GTX 570

So next we gotta find some way to connect 'good' fans to those types of connectors, right?
by tackle
Fri Oct 21, 2011 12:24 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Replace the cooling fans on my GTX 570
Replies: 34
Views: 18783

Re: Replace the cooling fans on my GTX 570

Rotten, check here: http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/asus_gtx570_directcu2/2.htm It seems it's quite doable to remove the cooler. I'm more skeptical when it comes to the fans, not sure what to do about them. Since this beast of a card takes up 3 slots, it makes me wonder if it would work the ...
by tackle
Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:29 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Replace the cooling fans on my GTX 570
Replies: 34
Views: 18783

Re: Replace the cooling fans on my GTX 570

This sounds exactly like what I think I need to do. I just bought an ASUS GTX 570 DirectCU II card, and the fans are horrible, even when it's idling. I figure I'm going to try to replace them with two 120 mm Noctua fans, but I need to know if the plastic "shielding" is removable on this card, but I...
by tackle
Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:30 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Custom fan curves a la Puget?
Replies: 2
Views: 973

Custom fan curves a la Puget?

How does Puget write their own speed curves for the fans in their systems?

They use the Asus P7P55D-E Pro motherboard, which doesn't appear to have any special settings other than Q-Fan Control which I assume doesn't give such precise control.
by tackle
Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:32 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Need to find a small case that can hold 2 3.5" drives
Replies: 4
Views: 1906

Need to find a small case that can hold 2 3.5" drives

I'm about to build a small FreeNAS box to run automatic backups on the households computers and perhaps act as bittorrent downloader and whatnot. In any case, I've decided on all parts (not that many to pick out) EXCEPT for the case. The mobo will the Intel D945GSEJT, paired with a gig of ram and ru...
by tackle
Fri Aug 21, 2009 9:19 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Would you please take a listen to my mouse? (mp3)
Replies: 5
Views: 4307

Not that loud, I can only hear it within 25 cm, if I aim my left ear straight at it (my right ear hears high freqs slightly lower). Since the mouse is always on the right side of my keyboard, it's not a problem. I actually put it on the left side to try it out, and it was actually quite annoying :lol:
by tackle
Fri Aug 21, 2009 6:54 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Would you please take a listen to my mouse? (mp3)
Replies: 5
Views: 4307

Would you please take a listen to my mouse? (mp3)

http://www.karlmacklin.com/diverse/mousewhine.mp3 A few seconds of ambience, then a few seconds where I hold my mouse to the microphone (audio-technica AT3035). Yes, my mouse, a logitech mx510 has built in coil buzz/whining. I was stretching out after a few hours in front of the computer, and found...
by tackle
Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:31 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Can I get an opinion on which of these is the quietest PSU?
Replies: 9
Views: 3171

That sounds kind of scary! Definately enough to keep me from buying BeQuiet! Corsair is kind of scary for me to buy as well. I have a HX620. I bought it, had a high pitched coil buzz, returned it 3 (!!) times, same problem with all of them. This was when the PSU was kind of new, some years ago. I re...
by tackle
Mon Aug 17, 2009 3:23 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Can I get an opinion on which of these is the quietest PSU?
Replies: 9
Views: 3171

Can I get an opinion on which of these is the quietest PSU?

https://www.inet.se/datorkomponenter/naetaggregat/naetaggregat/ I'm building a computer for a friend, for audio recording/editing use. GPU will be very low power (passively cooled), Intel Q9550 with Thermalright Ultra True (black), two nexus 120mm fans in a Antec SOLO case. I was hoping to find a N...
by tackle
Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:52 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD1500BLFS = quiet? Would it benefit from a SQD 2.5"?
Replies: 1
Views: 1127

WD1500BLFS = quiet? Would it benefit from a SQD 2.5"?

I never understood the velociraptor ordeal; the ones that come as 2.5" drives with no ICE-pack, are they as quiet as the ones you remove the pack from yourself? Here's one I'm thinking about buying: http://www.misco.se/product/product.aspx?P_ItemId=632263&StartIndex=2&SL_SectionID=39837 Is it really...
by tackle
Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:09 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD vibration & noise reducing methods - ranked
Replies: 195
Views: 624235

srolesen wrote:maybe there should be a note on the sticky about enabling AAM, and how to do it-not everybody knows it.
seconded
by tackle
Thu Apr 09, 2009 2:15 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: What would a Zalman fanmate highest/lowest = in volt?
Replies: 2
Views: 1037

What would a Zalman fanmate highest/lowest = in volt?

As the topic implies, I wonder if anyone knows what volts the highest and lowest setting on the fanmate equates to.
by tackle
Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:03 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Nexus Value 430 PSU: Affordable Silence
Replies: 149
Views: 76138

For all swedes out there:

I contacted inet.se and asked if they could add this to their stock. They did so in a few hours! Don't forget the sweclockers free shipping!
by tackle
Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:24 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDTach CPU usage
Replies: 5
Views: 1912

Kepakko wrote:HDTach is terrible old benchmark that tells really nothing about real life perfomance.
Can you recommend any better harddrive benchmark tool?
by tackle
Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:15 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair HX620W driving me insane, what should I do?
Replies: 13
Views: 2876

S-flex it is, then.
Just have to gather some courage to open the PSU.. :)
by tackle
Sat Mar 28, 2009 11:04 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
Replies: 272
Views: 342032

My mom just got a Samsung Syncmaster 2443BW.
Anything below 99% on brightness makes insanely loud buzzing noises.

Is this standard in every monitor now? I can't recommend her any other monitor fearing everyone does the same.
by tackle
Fri Mar 27, 2009 2:12 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair HX620W driving me insane, what should I do?
Replies: 13
Views: 2876

If they would, I suppose it would the same kind of ADDA fan already installed?

From my gatherings so far a Scythe would be quieter than an ADDA (?)
by tackle
Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:03 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair HX620W driving me insane, what should I do?
Replies: 13
Views: 2876

Thanks for the advice Mike. I was actually just reading the old thread about draining PSU's from power, and all the shocking people has suffered. I myself was shocked when in the USA; I had one of those converters from EU plug to US plug, and it was plugged into the wall. It was really hard to pull ...
by tackle
Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:58 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair HX620W driving me insane, what should I do?
Replies: 13
Views: 2876

Corsair HX620W driving me insane, what should I do?

So a few years back I bought the Corsair HX620W PSU. The one I have now is my third cause I exchanged the two first due to coil buzzing. This one still does it from time to time, but I figured all of them eventually do, and I didn't want to send it back another time just to get a fourth bad one. In ...
by tackle
Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:56 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec SLK3000-B, a quiet mid-range workstation for my mom
Replies: 5
Views: 2887

Matija wrote:How did you remove the Bastard Floppy Cage from Hell? I used brute force and eventually had the holes expand so much that they went around the rivets. The front is now a little bent, but who cares ;)
I knew I forgot that important part! Check the case preparations bit :)
by tackle
Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:45 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: How is your P150 / Solo rig? What fans do you use?
Replies: 16
Views: 3695

It's much quieter w/o the icepack. Please read my review - http://www.silentpcreview.com/WD_Velociraptor no pics - nothing special, just a block of foam fitted in the middle elastic, slightly bigger than a standard 3.5" HDD. As always, excellent review! I have tons of stuff going on at the moment, ...
by tackle
Thu Mar 26, 2009 8:12 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: How is your P150 / Solo rig? What fans do you use?
Replies: 16
Views: 3695

MikeC When you talk about the suspensioning of your harddrives, I take it you mean the elastic suspension (which I've counted to three in my case as well), and not the drive "cages"? How do you think it would turn out if you left the ICE packs on there? Would you get more noise? Worse cooling? I can...
by tackle
Thu Mar 26, 2009 6:48 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec SLK3000-B, a quiet mid-range workstation for my mom
Replies: 5
Views: 2887

Antec SLK3000-B, a quiet mid-range workstation for my mom

My mom needed a better computer. She currently has an old 1.8 ghz p4 (iirc) with 512 mb ram that takes about 4 minutes to start. 2 minutes to get into windows xp, 2 more minutes for it to be "ready". She has to use photoshop and other adobe products which are hellishly sluggish in current setup. I h...