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by Emyr
Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:16 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Build a quiet webserver (maybe a HTPC)
Replies: 17
Views: 3443

If it's a server, find a cupboard and don't worry too much about the noise; I found this whilst searching for "1U" on the eBay's Swedish site: http://www.tradera.com/Dell-Poweredge-1550-1U-P3-866Mhz-512MB-2x36GB-CD-auktion_95881156 You should be able to find a good rackmount server for under 1000 Kr...
by Emyr
Mon May 04, 2009 8:47 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 23 CPU Cooler Roundup by Madshrimps
Replies: 23
Views: 21199

The lowest dBA reading in the test room was 36dBA (dead quiet) with system running without HSF fan.
36DBa BASELINE WTF???
by Emyr
Sun Apr 19, 2009 10:29 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Recommended Heatsinks updated
Replies: 158
Views: 185150

Hi,

Will this article get an i7 update sometime soon?

Cheers.
by Emyr
Sun Mar 15, 2009 5:34 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quietest non-SSD drive on the market?
Replies: 41
Views: 10218

You never said anything about fast...
by Emyr
Fri Mar 13, 2009 5:26 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Nexus Value 430 PSU: Affordable Silence
Replies: 149
Views: 76616

MikeC wrote:http://www.kustompcs.co.uk/acatalog/info_1681.html

59.80 GBP = 83.6775 USD
scan.co.uk sell the Corsair VX450 for £51.76 inc VAT so this is quite a competitive area of product space.
by Emyr
Wed Mar 11, 2009 2:17 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung SSD Awesomeness
Replies: 7
Views: 2534

Mohan wrote:just show me where the speed in real world helps (compared to a single SSD).
Video munching.
by Emyr
Wed Mar 11, 2009 2:15 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Some notes on fan placement
Replies: 3
Views: 2737

So in the bottom chamber of a P18X, a PSU whose fan is on the back may perform better than one with a 12cm underneath?
by Emyr
Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:57 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: BCS Declares Germany the winner of WWII.
Replies: 53
Views: 8489

The USA vs Jamaica suggestion appeared to denote a misunderstanding of the parties involved in the Falklands conflict. The Belgrano point wasn't about documentation, just that people still remember the extensive media coverage. Hiroshima jokes are extremely rare. I predict it will take an extremely ...
by Emyr
Mon Dec 08, 2008 3:38 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: BCS Declares Germany the winner of WWII.
Replies: 53
Views: 8489

Just to remind you - Falklands 1982. But they don't have jokes about that... True, but no-one outside of the UK even knows of that war.... If the United States were to attack Jamaica it would be an easy win as well. The UK weren't fighting the Falklanders, they were fighting Argentinians. Also, stu...
by Emyr
Thu Oct 23, 2008 5:14 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Free SANACE fan
Replies: 9
Views: 2893

Still no fan...
by Emyr
Tue Oct 21, 2008 2:18 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Case design, some input would be nice :)
Replies: 6
Views: 2024

From that diagram, I guess you have the board flat? If so, make that compartment as shallow as possible so that your Graphics Card and CPU-HS almost touch the top; This way you'll get better thermal zoning and the airflow generated by fans will actually get to the heatsinks instead of just becoming ...
by Emyr
Tue Oct 21, 2008 2:12 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Silencing a Dell 530s
Replies: 5
Views: 4585

Get rid of the dust and it should run cooler, so the PWM fan should spin slower...
by Emyr
Mon Oct 13, 2008 7:18 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Gigabyte passive HD4850
Replies: 77
Views: 58961

rcman wrote:i bought this gpu.....the temp was 44 degree celcius in my antec performance p182 box
This doesn't mean much unless you tell us what the rest of your airflow setup is...
by Emyr
Sun Sep 28, 2008 12:18 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hard Disks. Good for offline storage over the years?
Replies: 34
Views: 9049

Since there's a lubricated bearing at the middle of them, I'd assume the lube flows down and the bearing dries up... and we have no way to re-lubricate it! So balance spinning it regularly for bearing health vs. wear and tear of circuitry from all that motor power passing through: sync your stuff on...
by Emyr
Thu Sep 04, 2008 2:59 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The Ultimate Amplifier PC [upgraded]
Replies: 16
Views: 15556

It might be an idea to install a Capacitor such as those fitted in car ICE systems...? 1 farad would probably be overkill in this context, but it would help to smooth out the power requirements.
by Emyr
Wed Sep 03, 2008 2:40 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Xigmate[k] availability
Replies: 23
Views: 4515

Hmmm. Was hoping the former would be the S1283 as the Vendetta 1 undercuts it by a few quid...

the V2 is about a fiver more, so I'll go with the Xigmatek when I get paid!
by Emyr
Wed Sep 03, 2008 2:36 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CPU HSF Ducts
Replies: 16
Views: 4016

it's the same function regardless of whether you buy it or make it. The opinions expressed above amount to "buy one if you want, but it's easy to make a better one". You've entered a world where people are happy to meddle with their own machines, and having spent plenty on fancy heatsinks and cases,...
by Emyr
Tue Sep 02, 2008 9:44 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: big sedans!
Replies: 20
Views: 4788

Yes, the C6 will depreciate.

The aswer is to buy the second hand ones cheap :D
by Emyr
Mon Sep 01, 2008 11:11 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Yet Another® what soundcard to buy? thread
Replies: 31
Views: 9125

EAX only works in Windows XP. To get sound from games which do use EAX, you need "Creative ALchemy". Creative Alchemy needs to support a game, en when you alchemy it, it changes files in the game installation folder. With this changed all EAX calls are changed to OpenAL calls and it works again, wi...
by Emyr
Sun Aug 31, 2008 3:44 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Xigmate[k] availability
Replies: 23
Views: 4515

lodestar wrote:It's Xigmatek, not Xigmatech.
Doh. And Google could only "correct" the X to an S...

I've spotted the OCZ Vendetta and OCZ Vendetta 2; I assume the latter is the S1283?
by Emyr
Sat Aug 30, 2008 2:04 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Xigmate[k] availability
Replies: 23
Views: 4515

Xigmate[k] availability

I can't seem to find UK stockists for Xigmatech products. I've been considering the HDT-S1283 or HDT-S1284 for my AMD X2 4200+ (2.2GHz) but the only place I found selling them over here has deleted them from its catalogue in the last month. I haven't got a ruler to measure my case yet, but I'll need...
by Emyr
Fri Aug 29, 2008 8:26 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: The NZXT Whisper Thread
Replies: 11
Views: 6265

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Nice... A little too much rear ventage near the PCI slots though, making it harder to stick to a clean front-to-back airflow pattern?
by Emyr
Fri Aug 29, 2008 4:05 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Gigabyte passive HD4850
Replies: 77
Views: 58961

Is it just me, or is that rather small heatsink sitting extremely close to the board...?

How the hell is any air going to pass through it?
by Emyr
Fri Aug 29, 2008 4:02 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My first quiet build!
Replies: 22
Views: 7214

Turn your heatsink 90 degrees so that more of its hot air gets pulled out by the rear case fan. That way, the PSU fan should run quieter since it'll be getting cooler air.
by Emyr
Fri Aug 29, 2008 3:59 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung drives, drive me nuts!
Replies: 4
Views: 1767

My brother and I both got HD501LJs at the same time.

His is mounted in a P182 using the silicone buffers. All ok.

Mine is hard-mounted in a cheap case and I still don't get any noises or vibration like what you're describing.
by Emyr
Fri Aug 29, 2008 12:32 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Skeleton... and P183 & Sonata Elite
Replies: 161
Views: 88580

Why does everyone say the P183 is ugly? It's nice looking like the P180 Mini and is basically a bigger version of it! Whoever said the Mini was aesthetically pleasing? It seems like one guy made the original sleek design, then some other guy came along and said "needs some holes, what shape shall I...
by Emyr
Thu Aug 28, 2008 11:22 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Skeleton... and P183 & Sonata Elite
Replies: 161
Views: 88580

P183: Ugly as sin.
Skeleton: Attention seeking prototype.

Sonata... Actually quite nice :) The article mentioned the Sonata and Solo shared a lot of structural stuff, so I shall look forwards to a new Solo: Sonata engineering + P180/P182 styling = happytimes.
by Emyr
Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:36 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: ZOMG San Ace Galore
Replies: 12
Views: 3954

frankgehry wrote:If you are limited to what's already been reviewed by spcr, what contribution can you possibly make to the forum?
I think his point was not that thse fans haven't been tested, but that fans of this type, which use ball bearings, have not performed well.
by Emyr
Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:26 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: IDF Fall 2008: Through the Silent Glass
Replies: 32
Views: 21952

I'd hard mount an SSD harder to aid heat dissipation...
by Emyr
Wed Aug 27, 2008 7:55 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Serious Eye Candy
Replies: 39
Views: 8875

Dark Blade log - extremely long, but I loved it while I watched it some time ago. I really wish Projects were held in restricted areas, with separate comments threads! Skipping forwards to page 90-something... Nice design, but not for me. I could probably make something nice and subtle, and quiet, ...