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by Dazrin
Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: SilverStone KL07: Perfect case?
Replies: 57
Views: 41830

Re: SilverStone KL07: Perfect case?

Almost all of the motherboards I have seen recently have the HD audio connection in the lower left corner of the board so this should have been anticipated and designed for. Absolutely all cases have their front audio connectors placed in the front or top area, so the connector on the motherboard s...
by Dazrin
Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: SilverStone KL07: Perfect case?
Replies: 57
Views: 41830

Re: SilverStone KL07: Perfect case?

It can be solved that way, and I will do that if it ends up being an issue down the road, but it shouldn't be an issue to start with. Almost all of the motherboards I have seen recently have the HD audio connection in the lower left corner of the board so this should have been anticipated and design...
by Dazrin
Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: SilverStone KL07: Perfect case?
Replies: 57
Views: 41830

Re: SilverStone KL07: Perfect case?

Despite my dislike for the rear filter access I ended up getting one of these. I wanted either this or the Fractal Design Define C and the price, extra HDD mount, front USB-C, and including 3x 140mm fans pushed me to this one. First thoughts: this is significantly quieter than the P180 it replaces (...
by Dazrin
Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Power Supply Fan Orientation/Dust Control
Replies: 5
Views: 2757

Re: Power Supply Fan Orientation/Dust Control

Thanks Olle! Given that the Silverstone and the Corsair have separate HD/PSU compartments and a full front filter anyway, is there any downside to drawing air from the front of the case rather than the bottom of the case in this situation? I didn't get you... with reference to what? The dust buildup...
by Dazrin
Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Power Supply Fan Orientation/Dust Control
Replies: 5
Views: 2757

Power Supply Fan Orientation/Dust Control

I am working on building a new system using a Silverstone KL07, Fractal Design Define C, or Corsair 400Q case. All of these have a bottom intake with a filter for the PSU but only the Define C has the filter accessible from the front of the case. Due to the arrangement of my office, I will not have ...
by Dazrin
Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: SilverStone KL07: Perfect case?
Replies: 57
Views: 41830

Re: SilverStone KL07: Perfect case?

A couple more reviews, in English this time: http://www.hardwareasylum.com/reviews/cases/sst_kl07 https://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/cases_cooling/silverstone_kublai_kl07_review/1 Personally, I really don't like the rear PSU filter access, I have the same problem with the Corsair 400Q and Phanteks ...
by Dazrin
Tue Jun 30, 2009 2:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Bosch kitchen appliances - experience/opinions?
Replies: 16
Views: 3526

We got a slightly used (about 2 years old) Bosch dishwasher a couple years ago and love it (my Dad's boss was renovating and they went to stainless steel). We have not had any problems with it and it is fairly quiet, but not silent. Of course, we got a great deal on it, so it is fine for us. I am su...
by Dazrin
Wed Apr 22, 2009 8:10 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: I need a silent large drive (excluding WD)
Replies: 17
Views: 3740

I haven't looked for any reviews, but Seagate appears to have a new competitor to the GP.

http://www.techreport.com/discussions.x/16791
by Dazrin
Wed Sep 17, 2008 3:11 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Round or Square duct ?
Replies: 7
Views: 4148

If the round duct diameter is the same as the height/width of a square duct, there will be more pressure drop through the round duct just because of the extra area in the corners of the square duct. But you are right, there will be more turbulence (and maybe noise) because of the transition into the...
by Dazrin
Fri Jun 20, 2008 7:59 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Velociraptor - removing the heatsink
Replies: 47
Views: 32326

Hello David, I believe it is a Torx wrench: http://www.silentpcreview.com/article844-page3.html Torx wrenches technically are Alan/Hex keys...but not enough people really knew the difference, so they started calling it torx and just left it. There is a difference between them. Allen/Hex (they are t...
by Dazrin
Tue May 20, 2008 10:44 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Any good keyboard?
Replies: 36
Views: 8895

I have the Microsoft 4000 at home and love it, I brought my Microsoft "Natural Keyboard" from around 1995 to work. My thoughts are if you do much gaming or have any other reason where you will be doing 1 handed typing, don't get a split keyboard. I love them, but they make things a pain when typing ...
by Dazrin
Fri Jan 25, 2008 6:56 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Top blowhole cover for the P182
Replies: 42
Views: 21173

Re: Nice work

Thanks for forwarding this along! It is great to see you involved like this. Second, I've seen this comment many times before in other places. Many times it is simply that we shouldn't open up the top like that. From my own personal experience, I have to strongly disagree. If I were going to plug up...
by Dazrin
Mon Oct 15, 2007 6:58 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme
Replies: 45
Views: 34138

Re: Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme

Just a comment about the review... Proprietary bent winglet design to minimize airflow resistance We'll take their word for it, but surely unbent fins are less restrictive... There are two things that the "bent winglet design" may do to reduce resistance or at least help performance. 1) Since the fa...
by Dazrin
Fri Sep 21, 2007 2:47 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: BIG build problems
Replies: 12
Views: 3947

Have you tried booting with only one stick of ram? If you can get to the BIOS with one stick, set the voltage per the manufacturer, then add the second stick and try again.
by Dazrin
Fri Aug 31, 2007 2:57 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: New Workstation (Whine)
Replies: 1
Views: 1138

New Workstation (Whine)

I just got done building a semi-quiet home PC and today I just got a new workstation at work for use as a CAD machine. E6700 4 GB RAM nVidia Quadro FX 1500 (256 MB) 150 GB Raptor I am so very glad when I built my home PC that I skipped the Raptor. The seeks are NOISY! The Quadra isn't too bad after ...
by Dazrin
Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:54 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P182 too small, now what?
Replies: 6
Views: 3020

I am not familiar with the motherboard, but there might be another motherboard that has a PCI layout that will allow you to use both.

It is approximately the same cost for a good case as for a good motherboard, so don't limit yourself in only looking for a new case.
by Dazrin
Sat Aug 25, 2007 3:30 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Silverstone FP33 –PWM or voltage control?
Replies: 2
Views: 1477

It says "Compatible with all 3pin fans" so, I would assume voltage control. PWM typically use 4 pins.
by Dazrin
Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:57 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need some advice for some CHEAP parts
Replies: 2
Views: 1458

Here is a good link for some help: http://forums.slickdeals.net/showthread.php?t=553826 Here is a link to a copy of the Wiki. http://forums.slickdeals.net/showpost.php?p=7149297&postcount=77 This old thread has some good information, it is just that the deals are not up to date. http://forums.slickd...
by Dazrin
Tue Aug 21, 2007 2:06 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Best P35 Motherboard?
Replies: 16
Views: 5148

I happen to like the IP-35 Pro. But, from what I hear, all three are great. The Asus is the most liked "overclocking" board, the Gigabytes are the best "value", and the Abit is the "jack-of-all-trades" board in my opinion. Good overclocking, cheaper than the Asus, and has good options (including uGu...
by Dazrin
Tue Aug 21, 2007 1:40 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My PC "clicks" when I do something
Replies: 5
Views: 1716

I had a problem like this a couple years ago, everytime I pressed a key, my headphones (no external speakers) would make a "click". I looked around to see what solved it for me, but could not find my solution. This doesn't sound like hardware failure if it follows your keystrokes/mouse actions. Do y...
by Dazrin
Mon Aug 20, 2007 5:53 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Q6600 owners... what is your VID?
Replies: 19
Views: 7257

G0 Stepping with VID = 1.2000v
by Dazrin
Mon Aug 20, 2007 1:33 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Tuniq or Ultra-120 all else equal
Replies: 11
Views: 6822

Ultra 120

I have the Tuniq and should have gotten the U-120 for silence purposes. The Tuniq has to be way down to be "quiet enough", I can't turn it down enough to be silent using the fan and controller they provide. I have seen several recommendations about not changing the fan because of pressure drop too, ...