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by JL5
Thu Dec 05, 2013 1:34 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent AMD A10-6800K PC - Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced
Replies: 18
Views: 11952

Re: Silent AMD A10-6800K PC - Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanc

I had trouble getting RAM to work on my Gigabyte motherboard. The MB needed to have RAM values manually inputted instead of the automatic setting. I was unable to search my way to the specific values of your RAM(apart from 11-11-11-30-2N), but the solution might be to track those down, CAS, RAS-CAS ...
by JL5
Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:17 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic power supplies (coil whine)
Replies: 11
Views: 22112

Re: Seasonic power supplies (coil whine)

Have experience with 2 Seasonic PSUs x560. One has coil whine while the other does not. Super Flower manufactures Kingwins' PSUs. Have a Super Flower Golden King 550W that is equal to Kingwins Lazer Platinum 550 and it has coil whine(to a lower degree, less intensity) as well but it's load switching...
by JL5
Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:31 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic Fanless vs KingWin / SuperFlower Fanless
Replies: 7
Views: 3303

Re: Seasonic Fanless vs KingWin / SuperFlower Fanless

Have experience with two Seasonic X560, where one has a high pitch buzz/whine that changes according to load and another that are effectively silent. The Super Flower 550 platinum Golden King line has a constant lower frequency buzz than the noisy X560 which makes the Super Flower less intrusive. Ha...
by JL5
Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: What's your ideal Mini-ITX setup survey
Replies: 6
Views: 1869

Re: What's your ideal Mini-ITX setup survey

1 SSD,
no expansion slot or optical drive,
160mm Tower CPU cooler(with no fan attached).
1 case fan set at rear exhaust.
To be used with Trinity or Haswell as primary computer.
DVI or Displayport and USB 2/3 used as interfaces.
by JL5
Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:52 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: In search of a PSU without coil whine / electrical noise
Replies: 25
Views: 12628

Re: In search of a PSU without coil whine / electrical noise

Take a look at the Super Flower SF-550P14PE (Kingwin Lazer Platinum LZP-550 is sold in US and is same Super Flower unit). Have a Seasonic X560 and it buzzes and whines, but gave another X 560 as a present and that one does not have coil noises unless close. Just got the Super Flower unit and it only...
by JL5
Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:02 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Reasons to buy a desktop for moderate use?
Replies: 9
Views: 4902

Re: Reasons to buy a desktop for moderate use?

Unfortunately if you want dead-silence, there are only desktops as a viable choice. Dimensions of laptops makes cooling them dead-silent nigh impossible. There are some netbooks which didn't have a fan(and had room for SSD instead of HDD), but had to have very slow CPUs and anemic Graphics. Mobile c...
by JL5
Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:33 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: M-atx and M-itx expectations for CES - CEBIT - COMPUTEX
Replies: 0
Views: 890

M-atx and M-itx expectations for CES - CEBIT - COMPUTEX

Here a week before CES starts, what wishes and expectations do you have of the hardware and peripherals? Personally am still lacking a M-atx case with room for a normal sized PSU and CPU cooler that is silence oriented in matte colours. Will the market be even more segmented this year with: "If it's...
by JL5
Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:16 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD FX-8150 8-Core Bulldozer Processor
Replies: 26
Views: 8673

Re: AMD FX-8150 8-Core Bulldozer Processor

I delayed on Llano as I was hoping Trinity would have much lower power consumption since it includes the new bulldozer cores. But seeing these results from all the reviews with poorer performance per watt makes me really hesitant if worse CPU performance with improved GPU performance is worth it. Th...
by JL5
Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:04 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommend a Silent Mouse and Keyboard?
Replies: 477
Views: 650367

Re: Recommend a Silent Mouse and Keyboard?

I purchased a mouse from Quietmouse.com about a year ago. It is excellent with a caveat; With the reasonable pricetag on, there is a concession in terms of flex on the buttons and the scroll wheel, but so far durability has been good with no complaints. It is plastic all around so when removing your...
by JL5
Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:51 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: AMD Latest Llano APU Structure - GIGABYTE A75M-D2H Review
Replies: 0
Views: 1059

Re: AMD Latest Llano APU Structure - GIGABYTE A75M-D2H Revie

Hi and thank you for the review. Am also disappointed, albeit expectantly with a CPU and GPU occupying the same room now. If I had waited 6 months, I'd have grabbed this though for a smallish htpc with ability to play some older games. Hoping as well for some better numbers with Bulldozer quad+ core...
by JL5
Sat Aug 20, 2011 11:40 am
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: Re: Mike's final sign-off - POSTPONED
Replies: 70
Views: 92152

Re: Mike's final sign-off

Hi Mike the Chin ;) I hope too, this site will continue to be active in reviewing all those noisy components focusing on silence and efficiency. As others have done, all computer part buys I've done was referenced either from the recommended section or from the forums. Being able to not hear the com...
by JL5
Sat Aug 06, 2011 4:56 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fractal Design Define R3 ATX Tower
Replies: 39
Views: 23806

Re: Fractal Design Define R3 ATX Tower

Any chance when you receive the Define Mini for the review, you could ask them if there would be more colour options like the R3 has, especially the Polar White.
Have asked them on their website a long while ago, but have not received a reply.
by JL5
Wed Mar 09, 2011 12:09 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet 24" monitor
Replies: 42
Views: 12556

Re: Quiet 24" monitor

My Samsung T220 also has this humming noise.
If I keep the settings at 100% on the monitor itself and lower settings via software instead(ATI Control Center), the humming does not start.

Hope this helps.
by JL5
Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:38 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C 1TB vs. WD Caviar Blue 1TB
Replies: 6
Views: 3698

Re: Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C 1TB vs. WD Caviar Blue 1TB

Thank you for this review! Like a breath of fresh air with all slate hype. I was disappointed with the noise on the 500 GB Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C HDS721050CLA362 drive, with clear clicking sounds constantly, whether it was a variance in production or as in intended. Happy to learn the new Hitachi...
by JL5
Thu Dec 30, 2010 4:10 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fractal Design Define Mini
Replies: 63
Views: 43700

Re: Fractal Design Define Mini

This looks quite interesting to me despite the holes on top and side. Curious whether their ModuVent is just a gimmick or if it works. Waiting eagerly for reviews!
by JL5
Wed Nov 17, 2010 7:37 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
Replies: 272
Views: 351126

Re: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey

Have a Samsung T220 which emitted a whine(don't remember if it was high or low frequency, been a while). Whenever the hardware was set to less than 100% brightness it would appear. After trying hardware route, using ATI graphics software to turn brightness down has made the whine disappear. Just set...
by JL5
Sun Nov 07, 2010 10:16 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: What should SPCR review? (offshoot of Accelero Xtreme+ review)
Replies: 20
Views: 7156

Re: What should SPCR review? (offshoot of Accelero Xtreme+ r

Silentappliances sound like a great idea. Meanwhile, could a subforum be created here, where we(me) could ask for advice concerning quiet items. For instance, every DVD-player I have ever heard have been noisy, but perhaps there is at least 1 player in existance that is quiet. With regards to TVs, r...
by JL5
Mon Oct 18, 2010 3:05 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Ooooooh, shiny new forum!
Replies: 59
Views: 24512

Re: Ooooooh, shiny new forum!

Would like the old forum returned. Was easier to navigate and read from. Some commercial tech pages also changed to this more ditzy look to attract mainstream users(women etc.), but they have not gotten more of them. Just gotten fewer visitors total and this is not an adjustment issue. More security...
by JL5
Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:00 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Poll 3: Do you have an SSD or plan to get one?
Replies: 25
Views: 4190

I picked the second to last "plan to buy in > 1y". But I do not really plan on getting one. They still seem prohibitively expensive and with XP OS I doubt it would be of much benefit. Main priority concerning SSDs is price. From what I gathered it is the controller in them which is the expensive bit...
by JL5
Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:27 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Why Ad Blocking is devastating to the sites you love
Replies: 142
Views: 116581

Concur with everyone here. Don't mind ads if they are static, relevant and nonobtrusive. Relevance is hardware ads on this site etc. Ads at the very top and bottom and sides are fine. Might be interested in a paying option to get rid of ads. Edit: Wanted to add, that I look a lot more on the ads whe...
by JL5
Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:41 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice for my pc (Antec Solo, E8400, Xigmatec S1283...
Replies: 3
Views: 1066

I think most newer HDDs are ok noise wise. You can minimize the clicking noise(seeks) if you put the HDD in an enclosure. I assume you are already suspending the HDD to remove the vibration noise(low humming). If I had to pick a HDD, I would choose Hitachi 500GB "HDS721050CLA362" or a Samsung F3 dri...
by JL5
Sun Feb 21, 2010 6:41 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: And you thought the Tea Party is nuts
Replies: 7
Views: 1591

You have to admire the steadfastness of certain individuals.
I too, will drink the cool-aid as soon as I catch the mirage.
by JL5
Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:34 am
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: Arctic Cooling Accelero L2 Pro Quick Test
Replies: 4
Views: 11528

Thank you for the review. Been wondering if the minute cooler would be an ineffective noisemonster. Surprising to see such low temps on the 4850. Thought the 80-100 degrees celsius was the norm for those. Also surprising to see so little change in temps when changing fan speed. Is the fan able to ru...
by JL5
Sun Nov 15, 2009 7:26 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Non-gaming micro ATX primary computer
Replies: 8
Views: 2208

Seconding the Athlon II X2 CPU suggestion. Unless you do prof. video/music/picture editing a quad core would be more suitable. Otherwise a dual core is more than fine. If you choose a lower TDP CPU (45-65W) running heatsink passive is a great option. Have removed top fan in my p180 and 1 rear fan is...
by JL5
Sat Oct 31, 2009 12:14 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: ZEROtherm Nirvana CPU Cooler
Replies: 64
Views: 22785

Thank you for the review. It was useful as always.
by JL5
Wed Sep 30, 2009 1:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 5 best computer games according to you...
Replies: 42
Views: 9424

1. UFO: Enemy Unknown 2. Settlers 3. Heroes of Might and Magic 2 4. Civilization 2 5. Counter-Strike(beta 4 was best) Other games: Conflict Freespace Feudal Lords Master of Orion 2 Transport Tycoon Pirates Port of Call Might and Magic 2 Deltaforce Quake 2 Most newer FPS games seem to just be Maddog ...
by JL5
Mon Sep 07, 2009 11:21 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD4770 + AC Accelero S1 Rev. 2 - pictures, some hints
Replies: 8
Views: 7658

Hi, I was wondering if you have the S1 rev. 2 or S1 rev. 1. It is a little unclear. Also have a 4770 with default - loud - fan and your mod is looking very interesting. Somehow I got the impression the fins also had liquid in them for transporting the heat, but am very happy it was proved wrong. Do ...
by JL5
Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:25 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Newbie with Antec 300 case info please
Replies: 32
Views: 11976

Hi Consider choosing another HD than WD's green. It might be the bottleneck in your system. The old WD green (WD6400AACS) use 6watt where other hard drives of similar generation were using 8watt, but had a 20% performance improvement. Have a Samsung spinpoint f1 drive and a Hitachi deskstar p7k1000....
by JL5
Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:17 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Is Corsair CX400W quiet?
Replies: 3
Views: 2610

Hi, I recently purchased one, thinking it might have a hint of the HX620 I have in another machine. Unfortunately there is a reason for it's price. It has very loud noise. You can hear every rotation clearly. This is also put in a machine that draws little watt. Do avoid the same mistake I did. Pick...
by JL5
Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:09 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seven - and now Eight Years of SPCR!
Replies: 78
Views: 66624

Congratulations and Thank You SPCR!