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by hillkitler
Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:43 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: 20% off of case fans at Newegg until 4/17
Replies: 3
Views: 1100

20% off of case fans at Newegg until 4/17

Coupon code BTEKFJJ22

Enjoy!
by hillkitler
Tue Feb 22, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Your opinion on "the perfect" case..
Replies: 9
Views: 2054

Re: Your opinion on "the perfect" case..

kuzzia wrote:For dust-filtering I assume? Not for silencing, right?
For filtering, yes. Or rather blocking.
by hillkitler
Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:58 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Cheap Acoustic Foam
Replies: 16
Views: 7625

Re: Cheap Acoustic Foam

foam w/o a mass damping layer has minimal effect. Very good point, Mike. I don't mean to spread what could be construed as misinformation. I just know that some people (like me) are going to want to buy foam whether we tell them to or not. It's just simply not as effective as buying quieter parts o...
by hillkitler
Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:19 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Cheap Acoustic Foam
Replies: 16
Views: 7625

Re: Cheap Acoustic Foam

Do they have acoustic foam that is thinner than an inch? http://www.foamforyou.com/charcoal_foam.htm#Charcoal%20Firm I am curious about your setup, what you used and what it looks like. I had a 6x6x6" foam block cut down and shoved into my extra drive bays (P180B). Along the dividing tray between t...
by hillkitler
Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:00 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Your opinion on "the perfect" case..
Replies: 9
Views: 2054

Re: Your opinion on "the perfect" case..

A case with good seals around the front and side panels would be a godsend. It would save me (and many others, I'm sure) a lot of time taping off holes and such if a case came along with good seals to begin with. I like a nice, simple, flat look as well. I'm rather partial to the P180B. Lots of dark...
by hillkitler
Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:33 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Cheap Acoustic Foam
Replies: 16
Views: 7625

Re: Cheap Acoustic Foam

we need more dense foams to deal with the lower frequency sounds that the fans and hard drives create. Foam For You sells Volara as well. In fact, they'll add a layer of it to any foam you buy for an extra $1/sq. foot. Beyond that, various fan noises can most certainly range beyond just low frequen...
by hillkitler
Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:49 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Cheap Acoustic Foam
Replies: 16
Views: 7625

Re: Cheap Acoustic Foam

I think I can accept that.
by hillkitler
Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:54 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Cheap Acoustic Foam
Replies: 16
Views: 7625

Cheap Acoustic Foam

Hey, y'all. I don't know if anyone around here has checked out Foam For You , but they have really cheap acoustic foam (~$.80 USD/sq ft.) in a variety of colors, sizes and styles (pyramid, wedge, flat sheets, etc.) Colors cost a few cents more than plain charcoal. They even have bass blocks for the ...
by hillkitler
Thu Apr 08, 2010 2:58 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Has anybody else seen this?!
Replies: 4
Views: 971

The brand is PCCooler. Supposedly they're a fairly reputable Chinese brand (in China, at least). The only information I could find around here is regarding their copying of the Zalman 7000. http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=14653&highlight=pccooler This particular cooler (and the ...
by hillkitler
Thu Apr 08, 2010 4:07 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Has anybody else seen this?!
Replies: 4
Views: 971

After some digging, I've found that this is a PCCooler Red Sea Extreme. The base is (I believe) aluminum plated with copper, while the heat pipes and fins are all copper.

It's got quite an accessory kit, but I wonder how it performs.
by hillkitler
Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:20 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Has anybody else seen this?!
Replies: 4
Views: 971

Has anybody else seen this?!

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.34473

Has anyone else seen this? This seems absurd...I must know more!
by hillkitler
Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:02 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: DEAD: 60gb OCZ SSD Deal $91.00 @ zipzoomfly
Replies: 5
Views: 2058

rong forrum man u thinkin of fatwalet.com
-1
CA_Steve wrote:
silentbobbo wrote:
thx for postin dead deal, jiz canel ur acount plzz

You can use the saved money to invest in grammar lessons.
+1
by hillkitler
Wed Mar 04, 2009 3:07 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 120mm exhaust fan acoustic cover / muffler / baffles
Replies: 6
Views: 4521

http://www.silentpcreview.com/article144-page1.html Bluefront made an interesting baffle-like attachment for the lower intake in his Lanboy project, Pt. 1 (above) and He creates a rear baffle/filter extension on the same case (below) http://www.silentpcreview.com/article105-page2.html Maybe you'll g...
by hillkitler
Mon Mar 02, 2009 4:19 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: $16,000 "silent" PC
Replies: 12
Views: 8051

Bob, that's all I could think of the entire time I was reading the article.





...maybe SSD was just too far out of the buyer's price range. :lol:
by hillkitler
Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:35 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Xigmatek HDT-S1283 or Xigmatek S1284 "Achilles"
Replies: 13
Views: 5625

I am planning to buy some intel q9xxx series in future (maby 6 months), what would be the best future proof heatsink for quad core processors? I'd still stick with the S1283. It's going to serve you well, no matter what. It might even be MORE effective on a quad core...I'm not really sure. Bottom l...
by hillkitler
Sun Feb 08, 2009 4:19 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Xigmatek HDT-S1283 or Xigmatek S1284 "Achilles"
Replies: 13
Views: 5625

Hi axee! From what I can tell, the S1283 has ample spacing between the fins. MikeC made note of it in his review of that heatsink. http://www.silentpcreview.com/article818-page1.html The Achilles looks nice, but it doesn't perform as well as the S1283 in most reviews. Many note that this is probably...
by hillkitler
Sat Feb 07, 2009 2:34 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Win7 Review- viable upgrade from XP on old systems/netbooks?
Replies: 14
Views: 3633

@hybrid2d4x4 - Firstly, thank you for the comment on my name. It's a Gateway M-1626...Turion X2 TL-60, 4.0Gb Ram, with an integrated (duh) ATI Radeon X1200. The power I'm getting is fairly consistent with web browsing (Firefox) or basic word processing with Word 2007. I don't have an antivirus progr...
by hillkitler
Sat Feb 07, 2009 1:04 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Sunbeam Core-Contact Freezer Questions...
Replies: 0
Views: 1033

Sunbeam Core-Contact Freezer Questions...

I've read many reviews regarding this cooler, usually pitting it against the Xigmatek HDT-S1283 and the OCZ Vendetta 2. Generally the reviews are pretty indecisive; Frostytech rates it as its #2 cooler, while Benchmarkreviews puts it much further behind (a margin of roughly 4 degrees). I certainly w...
by hillkitler
Thu Feb 05, 2009 9:16 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Win7 Review- viable upgrade from XP on old systems/netbooks?
Replies: 14
Views: 3633

Its power saving settings are glorious as well. I installed the beta on my laptop and it increased my battery life from an abysmal 1 hour (fully charged) to 2.5 hours (fully charged). That's a 150% increase in battery life. I thought I was seeing things, so I sat there and let the battery run itself...
by hillkitler
Wed Feb 04, 2009 5:29 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Can't set fan speed on Freezer7 pro
Replies: 5
Views: 1955

Well, if that doesn't work for you here's a relatively cheap fan controller:
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.5986
by hillkitler
Wed Feb 04, 2009 2:33 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Lost, Consider providing full build options
Replies: 17
Views: 3271

Yes, and by going with Crucial, you'll be supporting the economy of my area and providing jobs for many friends of mine.

(Micron is based in my hometown.) :wink:
by hillkitler
Wed Feb 04, 2009 2:29 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: need help choosing case
Replies: 10
Views: 2638

The Coolermaster Sniper has a hell of a lot of mesh on it. If you're looking for silence you should probably stay far away from it. It looks like a massive dust-trap as well-- many around here would have your head for even considering something like that. HOWEVER, in the end it's up to you. It looks...
by hillkitler
Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:33 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 100 HD movies on a stamp-size chip
Replies: 19
Views: 4467

Cell phone ... is already the predominant way to get Internet access in the world. I really doubt that that is true. Most individuals, corporates and governments still access the internet through good old-fashioned cables. As a percentage of connections I would have though 3G or similar would be mu...
by hillkitler
Tue Feb 03, 2009 1:21 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Two part fan mounting/shroud idea
Replies: 10
Views: 2449

Bi-injection makes the most sense to me.
by hillkitler
Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:27 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What sticky film on my HR-01?
Replies: 15
Views: 3801

Matija, you're absolutely right. I just double checked that temp. and I was getting up around 60 under load. I know too much about temperature software to have believed that I was only reaching 55...I don't know what I was thinking. It's all stable though, so I guess I don't have anything to worry a...
by hillkitler
Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:21 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Two part fan mounting/shroud idea
Replies: 10
Views: 2449

That's a pretty good rendering Fawlters-- Kudos. I was just thinking that whatever soft material is used as the buffer there, however cheap it may be to produce, might result in greatly increased prices of the final product. This would be due, of course, to the "cool" factor that parts manufacturers...
by hillkitler
Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:09 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: Sapphire Radeon X1950XT 256Mb - Name your price
Replies: 0
Views: 988

FS: Sapphire Radeon X1950XT 256Mb - Name your price

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102067 It runs cool (passively) with an Accelero S1. I've read many reviews stating that this card overclocks VERY well, if you're in to that kind of thing. It's an extremely powerful card for this price point. I'm moving, so it's time to say ...
by hillkitler
Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:44 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: Sceptre X20WG Naga 20.1in LCD Monitor - $100
Replies: 0
Views: 1103

FS: Sceptre X20WG Naga 20.1in LCD Monitor - $100

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824112013&Tpk=x20wg The monitor might as well be new. It is in excellent condition and I will include all cables, but no driver disk (these drivers are useless, newer ones can be found on the Sceptre website) There's nothing wrong with it-- I sim...
by hillkitler
Mon Feb 02, 2009 4:19 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Can't set fan speed on Freezer7 pro
Replies: 5
Views: 1955

Have you considered attaching it to a fan controller? My Freezer 7 Pro works just fine like that. I can turn it off whenever I want (though I never do) It doesn't perform well in low airflow situations, so I'd imagine that turning it off entirely would have rather adverse repercussions, depending on...
by hillkitler
Sun Feb 01, 2009 11:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Google paranoia?
Replies: 4
Views: 1441

I would have fingered AdBlocker as the culprit...but I guess not.