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by ugrakarma
Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:48 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New exciting case: Fractal Design - Define R2
Replies: 72
Views: 57093

How does it compares to the Antec P182 in terms of noise/silence? Sorry for the late reply. I had basically the same parts inside the p182 and then moved them over to the fractal design one and in purely subjective sense I didn't notice any difference but the temps were a bit higher in the R2 one w...
by ugrakarma
Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:59 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: are good fans worth it?
Replies: 4
Views: 1424

I've had a couple of those fans as well and frankly I didn't really notice much of a difference between them and nexus ones when undervolted but perhaps I'm just deaf and dumb. IMHO they were rather nice 'budget' picks.
by ugrakarma
Sun Jan 03, 2010 12:20 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New exciting case: Fractal Design - Define R2
Replies: 72
Views: 57093

I was somewhat bored during the holidays and decided to switch one of the nix boxes into a define r2 for no apparent reason. Throwing everything inside was quite fast and it's easy to do the cable management as long as the cables are long enough. Otherwise I'd suggest getting some extension cables f...
by ugrakarma
Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:47 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
Replies: 271
Views: 336490

Samsung 2494HS nice and quiet and no issues.
Benq G2400W the same as above nothing against it sound pollution wise.
Acer X233H before I got that one I often wondered what the fuss was about but as soon as I fired it up I understood. Terrible whine/buzz unless brightness is set to 100%.
by ugrakarma
Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1604241

Miseration - The Mirroring Shadow. High rpm swedish deathmetal with plenty of buzzing and bearing noise. Perhaps if one would undervolt it...
by ugrakarma
Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:11 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua heatsink adapter for 1156/1366
Replies: 2
Views: 1485

It worked nicely with coolink's silentator as well on s1156.
by ugrakarma
Mon May 11, 2009 3:19 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Silent UPS
Replies: 74
Views: 75172

APC ES 700va is quiet when not in use and the same can be said about Aiptek VI 2000va but that one has a fan and when it's powering the machines it sounds like a vacuum cleaner. That's a minor nuisance with the beeping cacophony though.
by ugrakarma
Sat May 09, 2009 5:20 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: server case
Replies: 13
Views: 5032

On a budget Sharkoon Rebel 12 could be an option but it would require quite a bit of work from your part to make it silent and frankly I'm not sure if it would be worth it.
by ugrakarma
Sat May 09, 2009 5:03 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD GPs are dying? Really?
Replies: 67
Views: 27610

Claiming that linux has no hardware video acceleration is factually incorrect. When ranting it helps to get the facts straight.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VDPAU
by ugrakarma
Sun May 03, 2009 11:00 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Buying new WD 1TB driver
Replies: 6
Views: 2453

Re: Buying new WD 1TB driver

The "problems" with WD green drives failing early is pure conjecture at this stage - they appear to be one of the most reliable drives around if you go by forums etc. Don't think I've seen a reported failure yet. As someone asked in another thread, a particular thread title on this forum is probabl...
by ugrakarma
Fri Jan 09, 2009 4:03 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Club3D HD 4850 OC Edition, any good?
Replies: 4
Views: 2624

The zerotherm cooler looks exactly the same as on powercolor pcs+ 4850 and that one was rather quiet. If they use a different fan controller profile you can always make your own with rivatuner. 4850 offers good bang for the buck but you know how it goes. "It could have been a bit faster still."
by ugrakarma
Fri Jan 02, 2009 6:18 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P182 Super
Replies: 6
Views: 2139

You have around 20mm to play around with and most knobs don't protrude that much. As an example the ones in a cheap cooltek were just 10mm. And now I feel extremely dirty. 8)
by ugrakarma
Fri Jan 02, 2009 3:41 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: CPU Cooler ( Medium Budget, Silent)
Replies: 5
Views: 2141

Arctic cooling freezer extreme is little over 20 euros in Germany but I don't know how expensive it is over there in Romania or if it is available at all. Otherwise it would fit the bill of a budget cooler.
by ugrakarma
Sun Dec 28, 2008 2:14 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD's in 5.25" bays (4in3 modules etc)
Replies: 15
Views: 4148

<Nitpick> FreeNAS is freebsd based not Linux </Nitpick>
by ugrakarma
Sun Dec 28, 2008 1:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Silencing everything else in life
Replies: 13
Views: 2879

Living rather close to a road is somewhat annoying at times. I assume that the only 100% working solution would be to move away but I guess thicker windows etc. could prove useful in short term. Interestingly enough the noise of normal traffic does not wake me up but even muffled speech gets me up i...
by ugrakarma
Sun Dec 28, 2008 12:59 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: thermaltake Sonic Tower Rev.2 or thermalright HR-01 PLUS ?
Replies: 17
Views: 5887

@ ugrakarma, sorry if we at times seem snobbish against TT. I really enjoy how less frequent flame wars are on SPCR compared to other sites, so if you felt offended I'm sorry. I still have an innate hatred for Thermaltake, though :-P No worries I'm just brand agnostic unless something melts my iglo...
by ugrakarma
Sun Dec 28, 2008 11:16 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: thermaltake Sonic Tower Rev.2 or thermalright HR-01 PLUS ?
Replies: 17
Views: 5887

I still have a TT big typhoon in one of the nix boxes and after a fan swap it has been more than ok but oh well considering this is spcr admitting anything remotely positive about 'thermalfake' seems to be a good way to get flamed. Thermalright hr-01 plus is a better choice than the sonic tower in t...
by ugrakarma
Thu Dec 25, 2008 9:37 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Which is the quietest air cooled HD4850?
Replies: 20
Views: 5584

Naturally gigabyte started selling a passive model after I went for one with a fan by powercolor but back then waiting didn't seem like an option. If you have to find something negative about the powercolor pcs+ 4850 it doesn't blow the hot air out of the case like the HIS iceq models. Highly subjec...
by ugrakarma
Sat Oct 04, 2008 6:44 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Non-reference 4850 review at Extremetech:
Replies: 7
Views: 3313

I opted for the following myself: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Powercolor/HD_4850_PCS/25.html As long as you're not running furmark the fan isn't spinning up too much but as usual "it could have been a bit faster with the same noise level" although that never changes when dealing with hardware.
by ugrakarma
Mon Aug 11, 2008 6:10 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Recommend me a 3.5' fan controller (Not PW[M]!)
Replies: 13
Views: 5996

I've used a cheap no thrills cooltek one which was roughly around 10 euros. Depending on the case you might want to get some 5.25" adapter if needed. You'll have to deal with some extra cable clutter as well but that shouldn't be too bad. http://www.idealo.de/preisvergleich/OffersOfProduct/1043949_-...
by ugrakarma
Sat Jan 12, 2008 7:17 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: HX520 quieter than the VX450?
Replies: 9
Views: 3643

With relatively modest loads I can't really tell any difference between the units hence I assume the question is rather academic unless the load becomes an issue.
by ugrakarma
Mon Dec 24, 2007 6:55 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P182B + Scythe Slipstream question
Replies: 7
Views: 4482

http://www.kmelektronik.de/main_site/main.php?action=Product_Detail&ArtNr=16796&Shop=0 I'd think twice before ordering them from Finland with the current prices. Naturally if there's nothing else to order it makes sense but still... Coolputer has fast shipments but the prices are somewhat ridiculous...
by ugrakarma
Tue Dec 18, 2007 5:22 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Anyone with opinions on the Silentium Pro?
Replies: 17
Views: 6726

I've lurked for a while but here goes the 1st blood... I had the misfortune of being tempted by the unusual design and airflow of the T2 case and getting the pro model before the new eco ones were out. The main problem with the case is that it isn't really quiet at all. Those two 2x80mm fans in the ...