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by Ven
Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:07 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 830 questions
Replies: 6
Views: 2857

Re: Samsung 830 questions

By looking at Anandtech review, it's not constant 5W, but peek. For some reason 512GB version was drawing way more than 256GB at idle. Anyway my point is that idle power draw is around normal 2.5 HDD - I wouldn't worry about it too much. Regarding Sabertooth - I haven't tested it, but 40mm fans tend...
by Ven
Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:53 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Noisy Seagate Momentus 7200.4 in lappy - need upgrade advice
Replies: 9
Views: 2821

Re: Noisy Seagate Momentus 7200.4 in lappy - need upgrade ad

I would wait for Micron C400 mSATA (128GB) SSD or the Samsung PM830 SATA 3 256GB mSATA SSD , niether is out on retail but should be soon, if you go msata route you can keep the hdd or change it for 5400rpm drive like Samsung SpinPoint SATA 5400rpm 8 MB Cache 1 TB 2.5-Inch Hard Drive (M8 HN-M101MBB)...
by Ven
Wed Apr 25, 2012 7:28 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Noisy Seagate Momentus 7200.4 in lappy - need upgrade advice
Replies: 9
Views: 2821

Re: Noisy Seagate Momentus 7200.4 in lappy - need upgrade ad

Well, I think we could stop the discussion about if I need or don't need 80GB or less, as it points to nowhere. Getting drive smaller 80GB would be just silly for me and only 120GB would offer some comfort. I've already explained game-related noise, so we can sort it out too. The important thing tha...
by Ven
Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:39 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Noisy Seagate Momentus 7200.4 in lappy - need upgrade advice
Replies: 9
Views: 2821

Re: Noisy Seagate Momentus 7200.4 in lappy - need upgrade ad

First of all, thank you for the reply. I use my computer for both work and every-day stuff. Regarding drive usage: I need around 80GB for system, dev tools, and other work-related utilities. This way 120GB system SSD should work. However, there are some bigger programs + virtual machines that we use...
by Ven
Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:51 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Noisy Seagate Momentus 7200.4 in lappy - need upgrade advice
Replies: 9
Views: 2821

Noisy Seagate Momentus 7200.4 in lappy - need upgrade advice

Hey I have Seagate Momentus 7200.4 500GB ST9500420AS in my Lenovo W520. It's been reviewed and got good opinions, but for me it doesn't work this way. Perhaps it's different in desktop systems, but in my laptop it's often the only thing that I can hear unless I launch CPU/GPU-demanding apps. Most of...
by Ven
Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:30 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Looking for GTX 580 and ways to silence my pc
Replies: 14
Views: 4762

Re: Looking for GTX 580 and ways to silence my pc

You guys are so great and helpful :D Here's a link to my mobo picture: http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1366/Rampage_II_Extreme/websites/Global/products/W7i5W4Pw4fH22Mih/DlYJoK4pMeQpsW1v_500.jpg and the cards (I'm sorry for the quality, I've got only phone camera) - you can see dual 260...
by Ven
Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:30 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Looking for GTX 580 and ways to silence my pc
Replies: 14
Views: 4762

Re: Looking for GTX 580 and ways to silence my pc

Thanks again. Both Alpenfohn Peter and Thermalright Shaman look really great, but also scary. 4 slots... Just now my config looks like that: Xonar | GTX260 Cooler, GTX 260 | GTX260 Cooler, GTX 260 If I install any of these monster coolers, they'll be blocked by Xonar. With 260 it's not a big deal, a...
by Ven
Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:32 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Looking for GTX 580 and ways to silence my pc
Replies: 14
Views: 4762

Re: Looking for GTX 580 and ways to silence my pc

Can't you buy a fan controller that can be placed in an external 5,25" or 3,5" bay? That would make it much easier, wouldn't it? :) Yeah :) I was browsing some Internet stores looking for one. However that switch would be useful, so I don't have to adjust the knobs all the time. T-Balancer looks in...
by Ven
Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:07 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Looking for GTX 580 and ways to silence my pc
Replies: 14
Views: 4762

Re: Looking for GTX 580 and ways to silence my pc

Thank you a lot for the responses. Looking at info you provided: Tzupy Zotac - Infrared pics of back side scared me a bit. MSI - it's got low power consumption, but the cooler is a bit too noisy for me and it might be difficult to swap it ASUS Matrix Platinum - it looked pretty solid in behardware r...
by Ven
Sun Nov 06, 2011 2:37 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Looking for GTX 580 and ways to silence my pc
Replies: 14
Views: 4762

Looking for GTX 580 and ways to silence my pc

Hey I've been reading SPCR quite a lot, but haven't been posting that much. Now I *have* to. TLDR - quiet GTX 580 - Asus / Sparkle / other Basically I want to upgrade my gaming rig, and at the same time reduce its noise. Just now I have GTX 260 SLI (Zotac AMP2), and they become quite noisy when gami...
by Ven
Thu Jun 10, 2010 11:33 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Qfan vs fan Xpert
Replies: 10
Views: 12082

The silverstone CMD01 is pretty much exactly that. Its a 5.25" bay device, with no buttons/screen/knobs (and the actual circuit board is small and can be removed and mounted anywhere), that you connect via USB. Pretty much the same as T-Balancer etc, the difference is you can get it very cheaply (a...
by Ven
Thu Jun 10, 2010 6:40 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Qfan vs fan Xpert
Replies: 10
Views: 12082

Fortunately, 180mm fans in my Raven aren't that noisy. I connected 3 (push/pull and exhaust) 120mm Scythe Flex fans in parallel to 1 mobo header and it's adjusted with SpeedFan. Ok, it's not the best solution, but I have loads of fan headers on this mobo, most of them can be adjusted (partially) fro...
by Ven
Tue Jun 08, 2010 5:59 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Qfan vs fan Xpert
Replies: 10
Views: 12082

My experience with Fan Xpert was pretty bad. I have ASUS Rampage II Extreme mobo, which has quite a lot fan headers (1 4-pin for CPU, rest 3-pin). When I set fan speeds from BIOS, they work quite well, but it's not enough for me. Fan Xpert was unable to change anything in my setup - I use 3-pin fan ...
by Ven
Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:48 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Noctua NH-D14 flagship dual-fan CPU cooler
Replies: 57
Views: 38894

Thanks for a great review of this impressive cooler. Regarding using multiple fans - I can tell that in my configuration, extra fan means extra performance. I have i7 920 @ 3.6GHz (3.78 with turbo boost) and 1.3v in Silverstone Raven RV01 case. It's cooled by Megahalems with 2x Scythe S-Flex and 3rd...
by Ven
Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:54 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Enermax Modu82+ 625 Review
Replies: 117
Views: 82853

Distributor that supplied mine stopped dealing with Enermax, so I got money back. Then I bought Corsair HX 650W. In general it's louder, but the noise is very constant, no noticeable pitch, no rattling. It's just better.

For my new rig, I got Seasonic M12D 850W and it wipes the floor with 82+.
by Ven
Mon Jul 20, 2009 3:24 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: temps i7 920 with new cooler
Replies: 68
Views: 15099

These temps look really good. Do you think that lapping would help me a lot too? i7 + Megahelms + S-Flex @ 1200RPM now + IC Diamond + Raven, no ducts so far Prolimatech guys claim that the base of their heatsink matches IHS surface, but I don't really know how good it is and IHS lapping sounds a lit...
by Ven
Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:35 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 1366 i7 passive cooler
Replies: 39
Views: 22589

There's one really-passive-heatsink solution that might work... A friend of mine uses such thing for his C2D - radiator. It's a normal radiator like for house heating, which has copper tubing and is standing next to his case + powerful and pretty much noiseless Grundfos pump, good water block. He st...
by Ven
Sat Jul 18, 2009 3:30 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 1366 i7 passive cooler
Replies: 39
Views: 22589

Completely passive = no case fans, no PSU fans / PSU in other compartment. I'd say that IFX might work, as well as Ninja, but not for OCed i7. Just stock speeds, perhaps with undervolt. Think about it as running lawnmower engine passive Vs pushing Ferrari to its limits passive. It is not going to wo...
by Ven
Thu Jun 11, 2009 4:02 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 1366 i7 passive cooler
Replies: 39
Views: 22589

I'm getting i7 soon too. By looking at cooler reviews, I can tell you that i7 + passive = bad combination. Duct + exhaust case fan is not really a passive option as you have fan, hehe. My recommendation - get a great tower heatsink (like Megahelms) and use 2 low-RPM fans in push-pull configuration. ...
by Ven
Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:57 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P183 Reviewed
Replies: 41
Views: 13255

I guess that the test procedure for CP-850 will have to be a little different as it's a non-reference PSU. I'm also a little afraid that the PSU test procedure got a bit outdated. More and more cases feature separate PSU cabinet, just like reviewed P183. In such case hotbox testing is not relevant. ...
by Ven
Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:42 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P183 Reviewed
Replies: 41
Views: 13255

Thank you for a great review. Unfortunately, now I really don't know if to get: 1. Raven with another top fan and Seasonic M12D 850W 2. P183 and Seasonic M12D 850W 3. P183 and CP-850 Modding shouldn't be a problem. Rest of the rig is going to be i7 / GTX285 / VelociRaptor + Samsung F1. Maybe it does...
by Ven
Mon Apr 27, 2009 1:14 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec CPX PSU
Replies: 20
Views: 7750

Did you get this PSU?
I'm thinking about purchasing it as it seems to be pretty good PSU for computer I'm going to buy. It looks like there aren't too many good PSUs in this price range available here that would handle Core i7 and SLI.
by Ven
Mon Apr 20, 2009 11:18 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: enermax modu 82+ noisy fan
Replies: 66
Views: 44015

I've experience a similar problem with my Enermax Pro 82+ 625W. It's also never fell below 560RPM. Now I want ot buy a second computer and it's really difficult to pick a PSU for it (Core i7, GTX 285, maybe SLI in future etc). Anyway I'll try to RMA mine and find out how Polish Enermax support looks...
by Ven
Sat May 31, 2008 12:27 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Experiences- Enermax Modu/Pro82+ 425W/525W? Are they silent?
Replies: 45
Views: 25840

I've got Pro82+ 625W and was told to RMA (just need to get backup PSU). I can clearly hear "shhhhhh" fan noise and some rattling, with both case open and closed. PSU electronics produce no noise that I can hear. Fan readout says 500RPM, my comp is in el-cheapo case, but it's modified to be more quie...
by Ven
Mon May 26, 2008 12:40 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Quiet mouse and Keyboard?
Replies: 20
Views: 8061

Personally I use MS Comfort Curve 2000 in my office. It's not noiseless but in general it's pretty quiet, a little curved and very comfortable in general (but not as much as MS Natural 4000 which I use at home, noisy one). It's like a blend between ergo split keyboard and laptop ones with standard l...
by Ven
Mon May 26, 2008 12:04 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Enermax Modu82+ 625 Review
Replies: 117
Views: 82853

Thank you for warm welcome and help. (I've been reading official articles for like 4+ years and checking the forum from time to time, but never posted) Sorry for this thread spam. I tried to prepare some recordings of the noise, but my super-cheap mic is not precise enough. A friend of mine who has ...
by Ven
Sun May 25, 2008 7:02 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Enermax Modu82+ 625 Review
Replies: 117
Views: 82853

Hi I've bought Pro82+ 625W version and after replacing box cooler on my CPU it turned out that this PSU is not that quiet. Perhaps my PSU is broken or something, but its noise is nowhere similar to recordings from the review of Modu82+ 625W. Despite 500RPM readout, rattling is clearly audible. I can...