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by Nighthog
Thu Dec 23, 2010 6:24 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Amd 5670 or 5770
Replies: 4
Views: 988

Re: Amd 5670 or 5770

I just bought a HD5770 for a Christmas present computer. More precisely it's a XFX HD5770 single slot version. Pleasantly surprised about it. Stays at 70-73C under 60% fan speed which isn't really loud at all in furmark. (though rest of computer isn't really 'quiet') I think you should go for the HD...
by Nighthog
Thu Dec 23, 2010 4:02 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Seeking silence for a 500$ computer as we spend extra ~220$
Replies: 7
Views: 1579

Re: Seeking silence for a 500$ computer as we spend extra ~2

Just a update. We ordered and got the delivery. Sadly we went with only getting the graphics card and two 120mm Nexus fans. Damn was it a tight fit to place the two 120mm fans in the front of the Ecco 220. Took quite a while to get them there using the rubber mounts. I was quite surprised by the low...
by Nighthog
Thu Dec 09, 2010 2:34 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Seeking silence for a 500$ computer as we spend extra ~220$
Replies: 7
Views: 1579

Re: Seeking silence for a 500$ computer as we spend extra ~2

There is a little price premium with VAT/TAX here. The XFX HD5770 single slot I've listed is the cheapest HD5770 I could find unless it was on a dubious site. 1159kr... many others HD5770 cost 100kr or more. Second cheapest is the XFX HD5770 with dual slot cooler. for 1191kr. The fanless gigabyte mo...
by Nighthog
Thu Dec 09, 2010 1:39 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Seeking silence for a 500$ computer as we spend extra ~220$
Replies: 7
Views: 1579

Re: Seeking silence for a 500$ computer as we spend extra ~2

Sadly the Scythe Mugen 2 rev. B available on the same place costs 418kr about 60% more than the hyper 212 plus. It would mean we would not get a single extra chassis fan with the graphics card. Mugen 2 seems overkill as well. Requirements are that the cooler should be able to cool the Athlon II X3 4...
by Nighthog
Thu Dec 09, 2010 4:49 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Seeking silence for a 500$ computer as we spend extra ~220$
Replies: 7
Views: 1579

Re: Seeking silence for a 500$ computer as we spend extra ~2

Ok shortly after I found out someone put the Hyper 212 plus into the Ace Ecco 220. It fits just by a hair. So it's a option once again. I looked at other coolers and found the Artic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro rev.2 as a alternative in same price range. But it will be in the wrong orientation for the chas...
by Nighthog
Wed Dec 08, 2010 10:18 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Seeking silence for a 500$ computer as we spend extra ~220$
Replies: 7
Views: 1579

Seeking silence for a 500$ computer as we spend extra ~220$

Hi all, silent peers! I want a little advice on what to spend some about 220$ or precisely about ~1500kr. (Swedish currency) On this computer I and my older brother are building for his son as a Christmas present. We have already bought hardware for about a worth of 500$ or 3500kr. The parts we have...
by Nighthog
Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:58 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: undervolting Athlon X3 450, Asus M4A785T-M,
Replies: 2
Views: 2108

Re: undervolting Athlon X3 450, Asus M4A785T-M,

I thought I would do the same thing with this computer. But I have no idea on what are some guidelines on safe voltages for a Athlon X3 450. This is what I get on an X4 605e : it's not what you may need, but hope it may still help a bit. Thanks I checked it out. Your 3Ghz overclock and voltage seem...
by Nighthog
Sun Nov 21, 2010 7:13 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: undervolting Athlon X3 450, Asus M4A785T-M,
Replies: 2
Views: 2108

undervolting Athlon X3 450, Asus M4A785T-M,

Hi all. I've just built a computer for my brother who will give it as a present to his son as a Christmas present. I'm tasked in getting it into "perfect" condition so to say. I want to fix it up as well as possible for him. His budget was constrained so it's a cheap computer but it's decent things ...
by Nighthog
Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:14 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Mini-DTX Server / HTPC
Replies: 3
Views: 1871

Fractal Design Array R2

http://www.fractal-design.com/?view=pro ... =2&prod=43

I would think this fits your requirements.
by Nighthog
Fri Apr 02, 2010 1:36 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: A proper NAS case: Fractal Design - Array Mini ITX
Replies: 35
Views: 17553

I have a Lian Li PC-A01B. Looking at it and this case I see design similarities. Competing against themselves? I'm not so sure. Lian Li doesn't produce something directed at what the Fractal is completely. The closest things are the mini-itx Q07&Q08. Q08 being the closest contender. But the Q08 is s...
by Nighthog
Sun Mar 28, 2010 1:38 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: A proper NAS case: Fractal Design - Array Mini ITX
Replies: 35
Views: 17553

No one notice the build design quirks and hints? Doesn't it look like it's made by Lian Li somehow? Materials and design solutions etc? It quite simply screams like a cheaper Lian Li. I quite surely would bet that Fractal is ordering this from Lian Li factories to be made. There is even a "Made in T...
by Nighthog
Sun Mar 28, 2010 1:21 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: New HD: hd502hi or hd502hj ?
Replies: 8
Views: 4354

I have the Samsung F3 HD502HJ 500Gb single platter drive. It's a very quiet drive. Low vibrations as well. I just replaced this whit a 5+ year old Maxtor 200Gb drive. Damn heat, noise and vibrations. Lol Everything is XX times better. :wink: I did a whole drive format whit the case open and the hdd ...
by Nighthog
Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:30 am
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: PAPST 60mm slim (15mm) fan
Replies: 15
Views: 13744

I'm currently looking into some 60mm fans to have as chassis fans in my chassis. I have two contenders to choose between. The Scythe Mini Kaze 60x60x20mm or the Fractal Design 60x60x25mm. I would plan to have them at either 5.5v or 7v. But the question is. Can they function at those voltages. The Sc...
by Nighthog
Fri Mar 26, 2010 1:14 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Looking for some fan recommendations and setup help
Replies: 5
Views: 1439

At current I'm trying different fan configurations with the fans I already have to get ideas on how I might possibly then get it cooler and more silent whit better/other fans. Much were thoughts on different possibilities and ideas on what to maybe order. About the silencing stuff. All air intakes a...
by Nighthog
Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:51 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Looking for some fan recommendations and setup help
Replies: 5
Views: 1439

I changed my mind on the graphics card and the place where I'm going to order from and this place has the Nexus 80mm. Though the Y-adapters and Nexus 120mm are more costly. On another hand I tried the 70x70x10mm delta fan whit the 12->7v zalman adapter I had and it spins at decent 2500rpm. It's more...
by Nighthog
Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:30 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Looking for some fan recommendations and setup help
Replies: 5
Views: 1439

You can check this thread for pictures on my computer. http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=53578&highlight=lian++pca01 Though I've changed the motherboard to a better one(I fried two of the one shown in picture(I got new and upgrades on warranty)) and the 80mm is now in the back and...
by Nighthog
Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:27 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Looking for some fan recommendations and setup help
Replies: 5
Views: 1439

Looking for some fan recommendations and setup help

Hi all. I would need a little help picking the right fans and wires and adaptors/resistors to get my computer cooler and more silent. I have a Lian Li PC-A01 chassis. I've crammed inside a Phenom X4 9750 125watt cpu and 3hdd's, otherwise I use a 780G graphics OC@800Mhz. 2xSeagate 7200.10 320gb and a...
by Nighthog
Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:39 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Eliminate HD seek noise when browsing internet using RAMdisk
Replies: 12
Views: 4609

Even though I don't use a SSD I have to thank you for showing me this. I use Win Xp Sp3 and have 4Gb system ram but 32bit makes it so I can only use 3.25Gb so I had some 768Mb of ram newer ever used. Whit RamDrive I can put that ram to use now. I did the temp and FF_cache tweaks for now. But I wonde...
by Nighthog
Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:56 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Looking for Quiet Single Platter 300-500 GB, 7200 3.5"
Replies: 2
Views: 1808

The Samsung F3 500Gb HD502HJ is a single platter hard drive. Has good performance and is really silent and quite cool in temperatures. I just bought one a couple weeks back. About the Western Digital drives... Yeah be sure you can check that it really is the single platter models if you want one of ...
by Nighthog
Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:27 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: mini-itx for gaming (Lian-Li Q07, AM3, HD5750)
Replies: 15
Views: 5654

The question is. Does the graphics card fit inside this case? I've read about this case and the biggest caveat is that there is hardly any space in length. Do you know the measurements of the card and the case or have you seen someone who pulled it off and can be sure it will fit inside that case? T...
by Nighthog
Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:38 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F3 series - 500GB per platter - 7200RPM - 500GB/1TB
Replies: 169
Views: 123612

I just bought a 500Gb F3 to replace my System drive in my computer and then migrate the old hdd to the orginal old computer I bought that hdd for, the computer is for the use from my parents. I had to setup my old computer back from collecting dust as the computer they had used was sent elsewhere ba...
by Nighthog
Mon Dec 21, 2009 11:41 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: I'm in for a challenge to build cheap & quiet computer.
Replies: 0
Views: 674

I'm in for a challenge to build cheap & quiet computer.

Hi all! I'm in for a huge challenge to pick parts for a new computer my oldest brother wants. He doesn't get much cash and as such wants it to be as cheap as possible but still manage whit every day usage and be future proof. Well I know you don't require anything fancy for casual usage as he does w...
by Nighthog
Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:33 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: [Soundproofing materials] Eggcrate foam - questions&opin
Replies: 7
Views: 2525

I could recommend Be Quiet! PC noise absorber kits. I used that stuff on my Lian-Li PC-A01B chassis and it removed noise in many ways. First hdd vibration sounds all over the chassis were basically killed thanks to the "bitumous felt" in that stuff and a thin layer off regular foam layered whit a "h...
by Nighthog
Wed Aug 19, 2009 4:18 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: 43cm wide HTPC recommendations
Replies: 2
Views: 1855

I have the Lian-Li PC-A01B chassis, can be either uses as a tower or desktop. http://lian-li.com/v2/en/product/product06.php?pr_index=158&cl_index=1&sc_index=38&ss_index=98 Though I must mention it's quite the quirky chassis. You need time and effort to get it right. Quite the few limitations as wel...
by Nighthog
Wed Aug 19, 2009 3:18 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervolting - wish I'd done it before
Replies: 9
Views: 3143

If you want to set your own "Cool&Quiet" speeds and voltages I recommend the usage off K10STAT or CrystalCPUID and the likes of programs. K10STAT is for the phenoms while Crystal is for the now older 65nm Athlons. There are other programs as well but it's these two I'm familiar whit, mainly K10STAT....
by Nighthog
Sat Jul 04, 2009 3:52 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Phenom application for undervolting
Replies: 6
Views: 4068

I would recommend K10STAT for phenom cpu's.

I use it, works flawlessly.
by Nighthog
Thu Jul 02, 2009 5:04 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Cool 'N' Quiet troubles
Replies: 7
Views: 1799

Check out K10STAT if it can do the QnC stuff for you instead. I use K10STAT instead off CnQ. works better and you can fine tune it to settings you want! Currently using it to undervolt/clock my Phenom X4 9750 2.4Ghz to 1.0Ghz @ 0.816v when in idle usage (below 20%) and back to 2.4Ghz 1.184v when mor...
by Nighthog
Thu Jul 02, 2009 4:51 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervolt and underclock quadcore (Q6600), how many W?
Replies: 14
Views: 13029

I undervolt/underclock my Phenom X4 9750 2.4Ghz using K10STAT to 1.0Ghz @ 0.816v and according to that calculator my cpu would then only have a wattage off 24W compared to orginal 125W. 1/5th the power :shock: .
by Nighthog
Thu Jul 02, 2009 4:36 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Lian-Li PC-A01b : many huge pictures, beware!
Replies: 15
Views: 11273

haven't read the whole thread, but don't those 3 hard disks get hot all stuck together like that? They run hot, yes. But acceptable whit the fans moving air around. They usually stay nowadays always below 50C. Though this last week and more the temperature whit full sun and no clouds. keeping a con...
by Nighthog
Wed Jun 10, 2009 8:00 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Anyone actually bother to undervolt anymore?
Replies: 55
Views: 13193

2) Nighthog, I have the exact board you burned out - the MA78GM-S2H. Now I'm a bit worried! When you say yours couldn't undervolt, do you mean the BIOS didn't have an option (mine does) or that the system burned out when undervolted? My 4800+ should chew a lot less juice than the 9750.. but I was t...