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by Artonox
Tue Dec 11, 2012 5:46 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Akasa Euler Fanless case
Replies: 142
Views: 115246

Re: Akasa Euler Fanless case

i think this case looks amazing, but 2 things i dont quite like. One is the laptop style power brick. I view that as somewhat cheating, though to be fair, you can hide that. 2nd is the limitations of this case as a whole. I think this has at most the power of a typical netbook. Still, I can imagine...
by Artonox
Sun Dec 09, 2012 5:28 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Akasa Euler Fanless case
Replies: 142
Views: 115246

Re: Akasa Euler Fanless case

i think this case looks amazing, but 2 things i dont quite like. One is the laptop style power brick. I view that as somewhat cheating, though to be fair, you can hide that. 2nd is the limitations of this case as a whole. I think this has at most the power of a typical netbook. Still, I can imagine ...
by Artonox
Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: bequiet! Dark Power Pro 10 550W Power Supply
Replies: 36
Views: 18512

Re: bequiet! Dark Power Pro 10 550W Power Supply

At last, I get to see a bequiet! psu reviewed here. If any of my psus ever die, I will definately consider this now for my next build.
by Artonox
Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:33 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone Heligon HE02: Monster Fanless CPU Cooler
Replies: 5
Views: 4153

Re: SilverStone Heligon HE02: Monster Fanless CPU Cooler

As attractive a fanless cpu cooler may be, throwing in a smaller cheaper cooler with a low rpm fan is a much better option.
I don't like the fact that this coolers have a concave base. Has there ever been a good cpu cooler with such a property?
by Artonox
Tue Sep 18, 2012 3:07 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic G360W gold for $60 - Review & Giveaway!
Replies: 169
Views: 156587

Re: Seasonic G360W gold for $60 - Review & Giveaway!

wow amazing quality for the price. Clearly able for most systems out there.
by Artonox
Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:57 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: GELID GX-7 & Tranquillo Rev.2 CPU Coolers
Replies: 8
Views: 4568

Re: GELID GX-7 & Tranquillo Rev.2 CPU Coolers

So... pro tip for cpu cooler makers: make the base convex
by Artonox
Thu Aug 16, 2012 2:45 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: SPCR Quiet Certified Gaming PC by AVADirect Custom Computers
Replies: 35
Views: 46534

Re: SPCR Quiet Certified Gaming PC by AVADirect Custom Compu

Pricing aside (I cannot tell whether this is good value or not), this is a pretty high end spec. The Smart drive neo... phoar! There is true hate for hard drive vibration, it appears. If I remember correctly, the Green drives has around 15dba max from the spcr recommended hd page, below the 16dba mi...
by Artonox
Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:40 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Completely silent high-end/Gaming rig ... DONE !!!
Replies: 8
Views: 9533

Re: Completely silent high-end/Gaming rig ... DONE !!!

Nice build.
When I have my next upgrade, I hope to do something similar.
by Artonox
Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:21 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SpeedFan: A Guide to Universal Motherboard Fan Control
Replies: 19
Views: 13346

Re: SpeedFan: A Guide to Universal Motherboard Fan Control

ok, after giving up on it previously, I have decided to re-venture my way back into Speedfan. The reason for my previous problem was due to the undetectable fans. I have resorted to google and it turns out that the latest beta version might sort out my problem (wish I paid more attention). Got the l...
by Artonox
Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:13 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone Temjin TJ04-E Evolution Case
Replies: 26
Views: 8733

Re: SilverStone Temjin TJ04-E Evolution Case

So, I have learned that they wanted to create a mid-tower size case that holds 9 3.5” hard drives and six 2.5” drives that does not hassle graphics card compatibility. Why is it necessary to have so many drives? If the future is to continue as is, I feel that we will eventually see 3 tb drives at af...
by Artonox
Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:48 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone Temjin TJ04-E Evolution Case
Replies: 26
Views: 8733

Re: SilverStone Temjin TJ04-E Evolution Case

I think silverstone has focused on the wrong area and in the process, forgot it's own identity along the way. The review states that the case focused heavily into cooling hard drives so maybe it is designed as a server case or something, but they could seriously just look at the fractal r3/r4 for hi...
by Artonox
Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:41 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Pulling My Hair Out-Cooler Choices
Replies: 24
Views: 5328

Re: Pulling My Hair Out-Cooler Choices

I personally have a thermalright ultra with some 120mm noctua fan running at 500rpm. Cpu is at stock and its probably as quiet as it can get without going fanless. I cannot hear it unless i open the case and stick my ear next to it. Runs pretty cool too. Granted its on a 3570k, which i belive uses l...
by Artonox
Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: be quiet! Dark Rock 2 Tower Heatsink
Replies: 45
Views: 19764

Re: be quiet! Dark Rock 2 Tower Heatsink

Page 8 really says it all. This is perhaps the most conclusive review ive read from spcr for a long while - mike chin nailing the specific issues and fundamentally showing where to improve. Bequiet needs to sort their critical error asap. The heatsink itself looks like a lot of potential, so maybe w...
by Artonox
Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 3770K IHS removal and results
Replies: 66
Views: 116309

Re: 3770K IHS removal and results

Very brave of you - thanks for that.
The world needs to see this as strong support about the inferior paste intel has been using.
by Artonox
Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: be quiet! Dark Rock 2 Tower Heatsink
Replies: 45
Views: 19764

Re: be quiet! Dark Rock 2 Tower Heatsink

I was always skeptical about be quiet! branded stuff partly because they hardly ever come up as reviews in spcr. This is despite the glowing reviews of their products in other websites. My initial prediction was that this product was going to be just "ok", but seeing this review gives a sense of dis...
by Artonox
Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Thermalright HR-02 Macho Quiet/Fanless Cooler
Replies: 23
Views: 15737

Re: Thermalright HR-02 Macho Quiet/Fanless Cooler

wow, the price is seriously a high point, especially when compared to the competition. I'm not convinced this can play the "passive" card well in quiet operations, which is a shame - I thought it would do well. Comparing noise levels, if I am reading this correctly, at 12-14 dBA, the dual fan setup ...
by Artonox
Fri Jul 13, 2012 5:26 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone Precision PS07: Budget MicroATX Tower
Replies: 30
Views: 13985

Re: SilverStone Precision PS07: Budget MicroATX Tower

It still makes one wonder whether the $20 saving is worth it, or whether one should save up and get the Temjin.
by Artonox
Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:51 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone Fortress FT02 Revisited
Replies: 39
Views: 17471

Re: SilverStone Fortress FT02 Revisited

Yes you need to suspend the drives here is how I did it :) http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=64620 woops totally forgot about this. Basically I looked at the way you did the hds vertically and then I thought, "why didn't I do that?" (i did mine horzontally). So in a sense I ...
by Artonox
Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:25 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone Fortress FT02 Revisited
Replies: 39
Views: 17471

Re: SilverStone Fortress FT02 Revisited

I had to use the motherboard fan software to tune the rpm down to about 550 (which is the minimum I could set it). I wouldn't say the large fans are silent 0db (you could tell the difference between on and off in a very quiet room), but it is damn close. One disadvantage with this case that annoys m...
by Artonox
Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:06 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SpeedFan: A Guide to Universal Motherboard Fan Control
Replies: 19
Views: 13346

Re: SpeedFan: A Guide to Universal Motherboard Fan Control

Does this only work with PWM fans? I turned on Speedfan for the first time, and all i get is the gpu fan. The other fans in my case are not detected.
by Artonox
Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:18 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Tiché PC HDD Vibration Killer
Replies: 44
Views: 24672

Re: Tiché PC HDD Vibration Killer

The Scythe Quiet drive is more reasonable http://www.quietpc.com/products/harddrivesolutions/quietdrive http://www.scan.co.uk/products/scythe-himuro-aluminium-hard-drive-super-cooler-silencer-for-all-35-ide-and-sata-hdds-fits-in-525 The custom enclosure will probably cost about £10-15 depending on ...
by Artonox
Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:23 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Tiché PC HDD Vibration Killer
Replies: 44
Views: 24672

Re: Tiché PC HDD Vibration Killer

Artonox -- The only way you'll decrease the noise of the WD Greens is to encase them in a good mechanical housing like the Smart Drive or Scythe Queit Drive (neither of which are cheap). But those will re-introduce the vibration-induced noise... unless you can somehow suspend the enclosures. Not ea...
by Artonox
Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:51 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Tiché PC HDD Vibration Killer
Replies: 44
Views: 24672

Re: Tiché PC HDD Vibration Killer

Artonox -- What HDDs do you have suspended, and what kind of improvement are you seeking? All you say is "fat hard drives". I ask because if they are decently quiet modern drives, the airborne noise should be quite low, and the elastic suspension should be as effective as anything can be in reducin...
by Artonox
Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:29 pm
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: Re: Mike's final sign-off - POSTPONED
Replies: 70
Views: 91191

Re: Mike's final sign-off - POSTPONED

Just wanted to say that this is one of my main sites for PC component reviews for the past 6 odd years. For me, it is clearly the definitive leader in computer hardware acoustics in the whole web. The difference here is that when other sites give awards, my reaction is largely thats pretty good, but...
by Artonox
Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Reeven Kelveros & Arcziel CPU Coolers
Replies: 8
Views: 4381

Re: Reeven Kelveros & Arcziel CPU Coolers

This review just confirms to everyone to stay away from reeven until further notice.

They need to read these reviews, walk away and improve on them. From their products so far, i'm not sure if they are serious enough to make worthwhile products.
by Artonox
Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:33 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Most noisiest component = hard drive...
Replies: 3
Views: 2051

Re: Most noisiest component = hard drive...

Honestly? I would definitly upgrade to SSD, no questions asked. First, you'll get blazing speed, no latency while accessing data, and most of all no noise. The prices are plummeting down very fast, I've seen 120G Agility 3 drives for 55$ after MIR last weekend. Average price for 120G is between 60-...
by Artonox
Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:15 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Tiché PC HDD Vibration Killer
Replies: 44
Views: 24672

Re: Tiché PC HDD Vibration Killer

I'm currently using elastic cords (£2/$3) to suspend my 2 fat hard drives. Is it worth upgrading to this? Working around google, this turns out to be £18.70/$29.16 before shipping costs so its a significant difference (granted, it looks neater and cooler). there will be no audible advantage. thx fo...
by Artonox
Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:22 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Most noisiest component = hard drive...
Replies: 3
Views: 2051

Most noisiest component = hard drive...

Ok, before i begin, just wanted to say a HUGE thanks to this website as a whole. Although I don't post much, I lurk around here regularly, reading up on the latest articles. My latest rig is mostly made up of SPRC reviewed components, which I deem is best for the quieting aspect. However, it has com...
by Artonox
Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:54 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Tiché PC HDD Vibration Killer
Replies: 44
Views: 24672

Re: Tiché PC HDD Vibration Killer

I'm currently using elastic cords (£2/$3) to suspend my 2 fat hard drives. Is it worth upgrading to this?
Working around google, this turns out to be £18.70/$29.16 before shipping costs so its a significant difference (granted, it looks neater and cooler).
by Artonox
Fri Jul 04, 2008 2:06 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Ahh, lets try this build.
Replies: 12
Views: 3637

Ok slight change of plan now since my last wanted build. I sort of managed a bargain deal with someone (now have it) and now I have this: AMD 9500 Phenom Quad Core AsRockLive 1394 Sli AM2 board A quainted Centurian 532 case 4x1gb Ultra low frequency Geil PC6400 1tb Western Digital Sata igreen drive ...