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by nstarz
Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:33 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Any reviews on the HGST Deskstar 3.5" 4TB CoolSpin ?
Replies: 0
Views: 3302

Any reviews on the HGST Deskstar 3.5" 4TB CoolSpin ?

http://www.amazon.com/HGST-Deskstar-0S0 ... B005SZ8NE2

Saw this on sale and was looking to see if any info on this is done.
by nstarz
Wed Oct 01, 2014 1:06 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Any reviews on the Western Digital 4 TB WD Green WD40EZRX?
Replies: 1
Views: 3399

Any reviews on the Western Digital 4 TB WD Green WD40EZRX?

Any reviews on the Western Digital 4 TB WD Green WD40EZRX?
by nstarz
Sat Jul 12, 2014 2:19 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Anyone use the WD30EZRX?
Replies: 14
Views: 16839

Re: Anyone use the WD30EZRX?

Was the sound tested on this drive? It is on sale for $90 3TB Western Digital Green 3.5" Internal Hard Drive $90 + Free Shipping adoramacamera via eBay has 3TB Western Digital Green 3.5" Internal Hard Drive (WD30EZRX) on Sale for $89.99 with free shipping. Thanks calistyle http://www.ebay.com/itm/37...
by nstarz
Sun Jul 14, 2013 11:41 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair CX430 V2 Series Bronze Plus Rated 430W Power Supply
Replies: 2
Views: 1916

Re: Corsair CX430 V2 Series Bronze Plus Rated 430W Power Sup

Thanks. I just needed a cheap one and see if it was "good enough".

I got the KINGWIN Absolute Platinum Series AP-550, it doesn't get hot enough to get the fan running yet.
by nstarz
Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:23 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair CX430 V2 Series Bronze Plus Rated 430W Power Supply
Replies: 2
Views: 1916

Corsair CX430 V2 Series Bronze Plus Rated 430W Power Supply

Is there any Corsair CX430 V2 Series Bronze Plus Rated 430W Power Supply Reviews?

The only one I could find with sound ratings is at http://www.anandtech.com/show/6013/3504 ... eap-psus/3


I see most in this forum posted about the "V1" wasn't good.
by nstarz
Thu May 16, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Big Shuriken 2 Rev.B or Noctua NH-L12
Replies: 4
Views: 2858

Re: Scythe Big Shuriken 2 Rev.B or Noctua NH-L12

Ivy Bridge temps run hotter than many of the previous generations. The NH-L12 is nice. You could also get the Thermalright TRUE Spirit 120M and substitute in the Nexus fan for ~$50-55. Thanks, I think I'll go that route. It is $44 at http://www.ebay.com/itm/Thermalright-TS120M-True-Spirit-120M-for-...
by nstarz
Thu May 16, 2013 9:33 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Big Shuriken 2 Rev.B or Noctua NH-L12
Replies: 4
Views: 2858

Re: Scythe Big Shuriken 2 Rev.B or Noctua NH-L12

lol, the Scythe Big Shuriken 2 Rev.B for $45 was out of stock.

I guess I get the Noctua NH-L12.
by nstarz
Wed May 15, 2013 9:17 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Scythe Big Shuriken 2 Rev.B or Noctua NH-L12
Replies: 4
Views: 2858

Scythe Big Shuriken 2 Rev.B or Noctua NH-L12

Which one should I get? Scythe Big Shuriken 2 Rev.B ($45.49) or Noctua NH-L12 ($70) on a GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-D3H http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128546 Probably going to have an i7-3770. Socket LGA 1155 My case is a p180 or p182. I have two Nexus 120mm PWM Fan D12SL-12 PWM. I s...
by nstarz
Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:56 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Bang for the buck silent cooler for i5-3570K?
Replies: 14
Views: 8105

Re: Bang for the buck silent cooler for i5-3570K?

So what is the best option for a P182 Case, i5-3570k out of those choices?
by nstarz
Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:36 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire previews fanless 7770
Replies: 1
Views: 2239

Re: Sapphire previews fanless 7770

Is this never going to come out?
by nstarz
Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: SPCR Recommended Tower Price
Replies: 8
Views: 3213

Re: SPCR Recommended Tower Price

Antec P280

Fry's has Antec P280 XL-ATX Mid Tower Computer Case for $81 (price drops in cart) - $12 rebate = $69 with free shipping.

http://www.frys.com/product/6909157
http://images.frys.com/art/rebates_pdf/ ... 092812.pdf
by nstarz
Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:16 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Please recommend quiet 5400 drive; haven't bought for a bit
Replies: 17
Views: 7666

Re: Please recommend quiet 5400 drive; haven't bought for a

Do not get a Seagate "Samsung F4". It is sooo loud. click click click... I've successfully silenced (set AAM) on two of these Seagate/Samsungs using HDDScan I wish that did the trick, but it didn't. The seeks still makes the same scratching sound. Kind of sad cause that Seagate could do this. I hav...
by nstarz
Sun Sep 02, 2012 2:04 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Please recommend quiet 5400 drive; haven't bought for a bit
Replies: 17
Views: 7666

Re: Please recommend quiet 5400 drive; haven't bought for a

I initially had a WD10EADS, which was pretty loud. Added a Samsung HD204UI, which is much quieter. I didn't see a review for the WD10EADS, but did see one for the WD--EACS. Looks like the newer generation of WD drives is much quieter? Plus, Samsung drives are no longer Samsung made since they are o...
by nstarz
Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:44 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P180 Fan Filter
Replies: 2
Views: 947

Re: Antec P180 Fan Filter

Never mind, I called Antec and the got one for me for $3.95 shipped. :mrgreen:
by nstarz
Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:30 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: SPCR Recommended Tower Price
Replies: 8
Views: 3213

Re: SPCR Recommended Tower Price

$90 Antec Solo II @ Fry's Store, After Rebate

http://www.frys.com/product/6815206?sit ... ate:081012
by nstarz
Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:22 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P180 Fan Filter
Replies: 2
Views: 947

Antec P180 Fan Filter

I bought this case for $50 off craigslist. It is missing the bottom filter, http://www.silentpcreview.com/files/ima ... front3.jpg

Does anyone know where I can go buy another one?

http://www.silentpcreview.com/article249-page2.html
by nstarz
Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: SPCR Recommended Tower Price
Replies: 8
Views: 3213

SOLO II $90, P280 $80 AR

Just in case someone wanted to know, here are two "sale" price. http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0374293 - SOLO II Mid Tower ATX Computer Case $90 Too bad my Micro Center closed down. Antec P280 ATX Mid Tower Computer Case [newegg.com] http://www.newegg.com/Product/...
by nstarz
Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:24 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is the Samsung HD204UI 2TB still the best rated HD?
Replies: 7
Views: 3301

Re: Is the Samsung HD204UI 2TB still the best rated HD?

Did you guys have the same head park sound/issue like others wrote:
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=63051
viewtopic.php?p=471312
by nstarz
Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:01 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fractal Design Define R4 launches
Replies: 108
Views: 429553

Re: Fractal Design Define R4 launches

toronado455 wrote:
nstarz wrote:
JJ wrote:Link the newegg? I only see the R3.
Yeah, I missed it at first too somehow. I guess I didn't scroll down far enough. :-)
It wasn't there for me. Maybe it was a glitch or I had an old cache or something. It is there now with the links provided by JJ (thanks!)
by nstarz
Tue Jul 24, 2012 8:59 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is the Samsung HD204UI 2TB still the best rated HD?
Replies: 7
Views: 3301

Is the Samsung HD204UI 2TB still the best rated HD?

Is the Samsung (the old one not the Samsung branded) HD204UI 2TB still the best rated HD?

If not, what other hard drive should I look for that is ~2TB?
by nstarz
Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Looking to hush up my computer, P280?
Replies: 8
Views: 2496

Re: Looking to hush up my computer, P280?

Fahrenheit85 wrote: I gotta replace the case anyways due to the front panel inputs are crap and always break. Also was looking for something with USB front panel 3.0
So the front panel inputs are always bad? Do you see other have that problems or just yours?
by nstarz
Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:50 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fractal Design Define R4 launches
Replies: 108
Views: 429553

Re: Fractal Design Define R4 launches

How long until NewEgg and Amazon have it? Newegg is showing it in stock in several colors and is accepting orders. Amazon has never carried Fractal Design, although some of their resellers carry a few products. NCIX is the other big US and Canada dealer for FD, but they aren't showing the R4 yet. L...
by nstarz
Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:48 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: SPCR Recommended Tower Price
Replies: 8
Views: 3213

Re: SPCR Recommended Tower Price

kuzzia wrote:Do you need a tower for under 100 USD since you ask?
Hi, I don't need one. Just wanted to record the price somewhere.

Looking back, the Antec Solo (first one) for $50 was a steal.

Antec P280 ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $80 after $20 rebate + Free Shipping - 06/18/12
by nstarz
Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: SPCR Recommended Tower Price
Replies: 8
Views: 3213

SPCR Recommended Tower Price

July 9, 2012 From Newegg: Fractal Design Define Mini $99.99+$9.99 shipping Coolermaster Sileo 500 - OOS Antec Solo 2 - $109.99 ($10 Rebate) Fractal Design Define R3 - $109.00 + $14.99 Cooler Master Silencio 550 - $109.00 + 9.99 Silverstone Fortress FT01 - OOS NZXT H2 - $99.99 + $9.99 Antec P183 - $1...
by nstarz
Fri Jun 29, 2012 7:52 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Is a Fanless PSU ok in a room ambient temp of 100 F (~38C)?
Replies: 5
Views: 1667

Re: Is a Fanless PSU ok in a room ambient temp of 100 F (~38

From a little research it will probably be: CPU Intel Core i5-3550 @ 3.30GHz $209.99 Motherboard GIGABYTE GA-Z77MX-D3H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard $129.99 RAM (16GB) $90 Case Antec Solo II $99.99 Video Card Radeon HD 7750 150 Currently my first near silent ...
by nstarz
Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:54 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Is a Fanless PSU ok in a room ambient temp of 100 F (~38C)?
Replies: 5
Views: 1667

Re: Is a Fanless PSU ok in a room ambient temp of 100 F (~38

Hm, that is true. I was planning on getting the Solo II, but still researching on the options out there.
by nstarz
Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:06 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Is a Fanless PSU ok in a room ambient temp of 100 F (~38C)?
Replies: 5
Views: 1667

Is a Fanless PSU ok in a room ambient temp of 100 F (~38C)?

During the summer, my room can get hot. I think the max is 90s F, but lets set the limit to 100. Do you think it is ok to have a machine running with 1 case fan and a fanless PSU reasonable? I see the reviews are "tested in ambient room temperature, typically 20~24°C" from http://www.silentpcreview....
by nstarz
Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:18 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Which Fanless HD 7750 would you pick?
Replies: 5
Views: 7151

Re: Which Fanless HD 7750 would you pick?

I may just wait for the Radeon HD 7770 Ultimate Silent Edition. http://www.techhum.com/computex12-sapphire-radeon-hd-displays-its-passive-7750-and-7770/ http://www.eteknix.com/news/sapphire-displays-fanless-hd-7770-ultimate-at-computex-2012/ http://www.anandtech.com/show/5947/sapphires-passively-coo...
by nstarz
Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:59 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Recommended Heatsinks updated
Replies: 158
Views: 184161

Re: Recommended Heatsinks updated

Any plan of updating the list? Maybe remove any that isn't for sell on newegg or other major sites?