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by bozar
Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:16 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Super Flower Golden Green 350W PSU
Replies: 32
Views: 25249

Re: Super Flower Golden Green 350W PSU

If one could get a hold of this PSU, It should be a excellent candidate for a fan swap, Scythe Gentle Typhoon 800 should provide plenty of airflow and lower the noise level considerably.
by bozar
Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:03 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Modern HDDs and modern HDD-vibration dampening techniques
Replies: 15
Views: 5212

Re: Modern HDDs and modern HDD-vibration dampening technique

I used some foam wedged in between drives to dampen vibrations simply cut them to cover the sides and strips to cover between the drives. You have to make sure the breather holes are clear. I have a slow spinning 120mm front fan so temperatures are not a concern. Transportation not a problem either...
by bozar
Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:10 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Modern HDDs and modern HDD-vibration dampening techniques
Replies: 15
Views: 5212

Re: Modern HDDs and modern HDD-vibration dampening technique

You know all these issues about size, heat and vibration disappear if you use 2.5 inch drives. They come in capacities of up to 1T now. There are ones specifically designed for streaming: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236221 Low power http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product...
by bozar
Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:29 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Modern HDDs and modern HDD-vibration dampening techniques
Replies: 15
Views: 5212

Re: Modern HDDs and modern HDD-vibration dampening technique

Hard Drive manufacturing engineers have pretty consistently stated that suspending a drive is not good for drive reliability , and technically they do not provide a warranty for such installations I've never come across any statements like this. Can you point to any references? Certainly but as I p...
by bozar
Fri Jul 20, 2012 2:49 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Modern HDDs and modern HDD-vibration dampening techniques
Replies: 15
Views: 5212

Re: Modern HDDs and modern HDD-vibration dampening technique

Suspension takes a lot of space to put it simple. Take a look at the Noise Magic No Vibes III: http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=539359#p539359 I have one and it is a much more solid suspension system than the one on the Antec Solo. A bit pricey though. Yeah it seems solid enough...
by bozar
Fri Jul 20, 2012 2:37 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Modern HDDs and modern HDD-vibration dampening techniques
Replies: 15
Views: 5212

Re: Modern HDDs and modern HDD-vibration dampening technique

Unfortunately most cases, even those that sport some sort of drive mount dampening, are bad enough to resonate even 5400 RPM drives. Most review sites simply glance over this factor so there's been little need for improvement in the industry overall. Antec's larger silicone grommets are certainly g...
by bozar
Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:50 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Modern HDDs and modern HDD-vibration dampening techniques
Replies: 15
Views: 5212

Re: Modern HDDs and modern HDD-vibration dampening technique

may decrease HDD reliability What makes you say that? I have no reliable sources, It's just what I've read on different forums and such. Hard Drive manufacturing engineers have pretty consistently stated that suspending a drive is not good for drive reliability, and technically they do not provide ...
by bozar
Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:28 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Modern HDDs and modern HDD-vibration dampening techniques
Replies: 15
Views: 5212

Modern HDDs and modern HDD-vibration dampening techniques

Are modern vibration elimination techniques sufficient for low speed 5400 RPM drives? I've been clinging firmly to elastic suspension desperately for 6 years now but since it makes mounting difficult and may decrease HDD reliability I'm thinking about using stock solutions in my next computer if it'...
by bozar
Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:54 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone Precision PS07: Budget MicroATX Tower
Replies: 30
Views: 13926

Re: SilverStone Precision PS07: Budget MicroATX Tower

Disappointing performance, the vents must be ridiculously restrictive. Two strong 120 mm fans shouldn't perform this badly. Up for modding?
by bozar
Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Reliability of Seagate drives of 2012
Replies: 7
Views: 5144

Re: Reliability of Seagate drives of 2012

ces wrote:For what it is worth, here is some reliability data:
viewtopic.php?p=555937#p555937
Thanks, just what I needed. My Barracuda LP seems to have a higher rate of failure compared to many other drives but the 7200.12 are more stable according to those reviews.
by bozar
Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:37 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Reliability of Seagate drives of 2012
Replies: 7
Views: 5144

Reliability of Seagate drives of 2012

My Barracuda LP just crashed after a little more than 2 years of life. Always been disturbed by the strange noise it caused, even suspended. My system-HDD, a 7200.12 500 GB is what concerns me a lot, while it doesn't make the same amount of noise it still shows the same patterns while running a diag...
by bozar
Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:41 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Antec TrueQuiet Pro 120
Replies: 15
Views: 5435

Re: Antec TrueQuiet Pro 120

God, there are so many new fans coming about now, we really need a bid fan-roundup by SPCR.
by bozar
Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:49 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Some questions regarding the Silverstone TJ-08E
Replies: 15
Views: 5750

Re: Some questions regarding the Silverstone TJ-08E

http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.p ... 14&area=en

Your solution. A cheaper Tj-08e and you can swap all fans for Nexus RS 120 mm.
Also apply vinyl dampening to one or two side panels and you get great cable management as well as a quiet well cooled and modern case.
by bozar
Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:36 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Are we gonna see P293[?]
Replies: 8
Views: 3134

Re: Are we gonna see P293[?]

Bit larger ? :shock: P183 : 514mm (H) x 205mm (W) x 507mm (D) P193 : 514mm (H) x 205mm (W) x 590mm (D) P280 : 526 mm (H) x 231 mm (W) x 562 mm (D) Actually P280 looks more like the P193 successor than P183 successor. The P290 could support 2 480 radiators :). As well as 4 x 140 mm side fans to prov...
by bozar
Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:32 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Suggested improvements to P280 case?
Replies: 4
Views: 2210

Re: Suggested improvements to P280 case?

The fans themselves are smooth and quiet. The 2-speed switch is OK, too, just the position is a bit awkward. Is that true for the high speed as well? I suspect I'll need more airflow than I'll get with the low speed. If you need more airflow than low can provide, you'll never get anywhere near quie...
by bozar
Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:38 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Build: Lian Li PC-X2000F, Silverstone FT02, or Antec P280
Replies: 11
Views: 3865

Re: Build: Lian Li PC-X2000F, Silverstone FT02, or Antec P28

You can't go wrong with either :). X2000F is a better case though, more space behind motherboard tray, several compartments, 120/140 mm fans. Switch em for Nexus/Scythe/Noctua/Noiseblocker and undervolt all fans. Great airflow/cooling and acoustics. FT02 is superior when it comes to GPU cooling thou...
by bozar
Mon Nov 28, 2011 2:27 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec ISK-300 65 and HDD vibrations
Replies: 2
Views: 1244

Antec ISK-300 65 and HDD vibrations

Building a small HTPC for a friend and with passive cooling except for two Nexus 80 mm fans. We choose a 5400 2.5" drive but we realize that the case lacks HDD dampening and acoustics are really important. Anyone got an idea for dampening the drive? Been considering soft silicone for normal use in b...
by bozar
Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:00 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fractal Design Core 3000 v Coolermaster Silencio RC-550
Replies: 2
Views: 1406

Re: Fractal Design Core 3000 v Coolermaster Silencio RC-550

Sorry bout the delay.

I'd buy the silencio because it's a higher quality case, have quiet fans and is predampened.
by bozar
Fri Sep 30, 2011 3:47 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Low noise for gaming and work
Replies: 13
Views: 1725

Re: Low noise for gaming and work

Two 7200 suffers from pretty bad vibration. Choose Antec Solo II.
by bozar
Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:50 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II
Replies: 177
Views: 94493

Re: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II

I understand it fine overpriced 10 year old design with gloss finish that looks like crap in 6 months. I'll take the Define R3 which goes on sale for $80 has more fans,more space for harddrives and no gloss finish. For $130 I would rather spend $20 more and get the P183 which blows this case away. ...
by bozar
Sat Sep 10, 2011 3:00 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II
Replies: 177
Views: 94493

Re: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II

Can I just say... too little too late? Also, very expensive for what little improvement it brings. I mean, the Define R3 is superior in every way AND costs less. Antec is losing its touch. Define R3 is clearly inferior when it comes to build quality, effectiveness of fans and so on. R3 is only supe...
by bozar
Wed Aug 03, 2011 3:38 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec Micro Fusion 350 HTPC
Replies: 14
Views: 12424

Re: Antec Micro Fusion 350 HTPC

You should consider a down-blowing Scythe cooler and swap the fan!
by bozar
Sun Jul 17, 2011 12:35 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 2500k Temperatures In A Fractal R3
Replies: 3
Views: 1826

Re: 2500k Temperatures In A Fractal R3

No, this is normal. 2500K is a hot CPU and overclocking it makes it worse. Not in danger though.

Use top fan to lower temperatures for CPU.
by bozar
Sun Jul 10, 2011 7:35 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Bozar & Thrash's Ugly But Functional - A Chieftec Mod
Replies: 3
Views: 4851

Re: Bozar & Thrash's Ugly But Functional - A Chieftec Mod

Update 2011 but was made 2010. Inverted the whole layout and drilled a hole for PSU ventilation. Cable management got worse but overall the build is a bit more quiet. Thought of building a metal door for the front but I'm a bit fed up with the case so I'm thinking of buying a H2. New set of hardware...
by bozar
Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:25 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: LanCool PC-K59 Midtower Case
Replies: 7
Views: 2881

Re: LanCool PC-K59 Midtower Case

Excellent review. The fact that you realized the effect of the HDD-mounting before testing was great. I don't see this case as a quiet competitor because of the HDD vibrations but with few enough drives to be mounted in the 5.25 bay it should be enough for most gamers. Cable-channel is an terrific a...
by bozar
Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:18 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Sonata III vs P183 vs 300 vs Fractal Design Define R3 vs ???
Replies: 3
Views: 1495

Re: Sonata III vs P183 vs 300 vs Fractal Design Define R3 vs

Modify a Antec 300, HDD cage can be set much wider which allows for suspension. Dampen with floor vinyl or bitumen as well. Undervolt all fans in case.
by bozar
Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:55 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Top vs. bottom mounted PSU.
Replies: 11
Views: 4276

Re: Top vs. bottom mounted PSU.

Bottom mounted PSUs have no advantage at all over bottom mounted PSUs regarding cable management if they both have the same clearance and adequate holes in the motherboard tray. I've seen loots of people modding their top mounted cases really neat and my own build with my Chieftec case also had the ...
by bozar
Wed Jun 01, 2011 11:44 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent, cheap (~$200) XBMC+Linux based HTPC
Replies: 5
Views: 3726

Re: Silent, cheap (~$200) XBMC+Linux based HTPC

Very nice. Silent at last!

Shouldn't have any problems with 1080P playback since it has the ION GPU.
by bozar
Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:56 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec 280 OMG!
Replies: 40
Views: 20936

Re: Antec 280 OMG!

I really hate what they've done with the drive-bays. Now it loses all the great features of the original P180 and becomes a look-alike of every other dampened ATX case. Quality of HDD holders seem weak as well. I do like more clearance for cabling and the cutout, great thinking. I also like the new ...
by bozar
Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:47 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II
Replies: 177
Views: 94493

Re: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II

I'm sorry to say this but that is a disappointment in my eyes. Clearance behind mobo-tray doesn't look more than 1 cm at most, not enough for managing thick cables. I do get that they want to keep this and P180/P280 separated by features but they could have given it more space behind motherboard-tra...