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by antivenom
Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:25 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quiet optical drives
Replies: 25
Views: 9399

Hey guys Sorry, I haven't checked the forums in a while. I was fed up of my loud drive and its fat IDE cable so I bought a new SATA Lite-On drive along with my parents new rig I put together for them. I was pleasently surprised with the drive when I set up my parents rig at work, but the workshop's ...
by antivenom
Fri May 28, 2010 12:51 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Antec 300 rig
Replies: 20
Views: 9214

@Haych - I got a nice new camera for my 21st so I'll have to snap some shots of it sometime, watch this space. :)
by antivenom
Thu May 27, 2010 1:52 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Antec 300 rig
Replies: 20
Views: 9214

Nice build, looks very similar to my 300 rig in my sig. The only major diferences where silencing is concerned are that I used vinyl tiles to pad out my side panels and my HDDs aren't suspended at the moment, just screwed in with some silicone washers. Oh, and I also have a fan on the side panel wit...
by antivenom
Fri May 21, 2010 12:43 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quiet optical drives
Replies: 25
Views: 9399

So the general consensus is there are no quiet optical drives? That's a disappointment but nevermind, I'll just have to put up with it.

Thanks for the help guys.
by antivenom
Thu May 20, 2010 3:27 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quiet optical drives
Replies: 25
Views: 9399

Oh yeah I tried Nero Drivespeed, didn't seem to do anything :x

I'll try the newest version from the website you linked though, thanks.
by antivenom
Thu May 20, 2010 2:41 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quiet optical drives
Replies: 25
Views: 9399

Quiet optical drives

It's been a while since I last posted here, mainly because I reached a point where i was happy with the low level of noise my computer was creating. But one component has always bugged me and I don't want to have to put up with it anymore. My LG GSA-H55LBL lightscribe drive sounds like a small hurri...
by antivenom
Fri Feb 27, 2009 1:09 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My system dies if I try to play games
Replies: 11
Views: 3093

But because several people have mentioned it might be a memory fault, I thought I'd test my memory by only installing one at a time. But during this process, I jiggled a few power connectors to my motherboard and graphics card and everything seems to be working fine now :? Just from seeing this hap...
by antivenom
Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:24 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My system dies if I try to play games
Replies: 11
Views: 3093

Well... I disabled automatic restart but the same still happened, my computer just shut down, no BSOD, nothing. But because several people have mentioned it might be a memory fault, I thought I'd test my memory by only installing one at a time. But during this process, I jiggled a few power connecto...
by antivenom
Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:53 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My system dies if I try to play games
Replies: 11
Views: 3093

My system dies if I try to play games

It's not so much of a silencing question but I know some of the readers of this forum have extensive knowledge with computers so I thought I'd ask here. Basically, this started happening a couple of months ago but after a while, it seemed to just resolve itself but it's back again and as soon as I a...
by antivenom
Sun Feb 22, 2009 7:16 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Heatsink Lapping
Replies: 12
Views: 3262

True, I suppose I've got nothing to worry about, I was just thinking 9-10c difference was a lot but varying loads would explain that.

Thanks guys.
by antivenom
Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:54 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Heatsink Lapping
Replies: 12
Views: 3262

Well currently, the temps of the 4 cores range between 28 and 37°C which to me seems to be a rather large gap which made me think lapping may benefit me. I have my S1283 fitted to my motherboard with a Thermalright bolt thru kit, are these susceptible to bending the motherboard and impairing the co...
by antivenom
Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:10 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Heatsink Lapping
Replies: 12
Views: 3262

Hmmm... does anyone have any idea how thick the bottom of the pipes are on HDT coolers? Because I'd hate for mine to end up like that picture.

Does anybody have any other little tips for dropping CPU temps?
by antivenom
Wed Feb 18, 2009 2:52 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Heatsink Lapping
Replies: 12
Views: 3262

Heatsink Lapping

If anyone doesn't know, heatsink lapping is the process of polishing the bottom of a heatsink to a mirror shine in order to removed any microscopic grooves which can create air pockets which prevent thermal compounds from creating a perfect contact between the heatsink and the CPU heat spreader. Now...
by antivenom
Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:26 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Low-cost PSU bottom-mounted case?
Replies: 6
Views: 2080

bgiddins wrote:
baconandeggs wrote:the antec three hundred?
+1
+1 :)
by antivenom
Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:06 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice for online poker system builder
Replies: 9
Views: 1808

Why would you need a separate system for online poker? :?
by antivenom
Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:56 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seagate Pipeline HD Pro 1TB Hard Drive
Replies: 12
Views: 5458

HAH! :lol:
by antivenom
Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:50 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quick, Quiet 160GB HDD?
Replies: 22
Views: 4430

To be honest, I can't bothered to mess around with RAID and what not, never felt the need and that would cost twice as well. Thanks for the suggestion still :)
by antivenom
Fri Feb 13, 2009 5:22 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: When I installed my Xigmatek S1283...
Replies: 5
Views: 2116

Wow did you have milk on your dictionary this morning Jhoffma? :)

Heh thanks guys, although it's a pretty rubbish design, and to my knowledge isn't mentioned in the instruction manual at all. Then again, I suppose I can't complain about a HS which is one of the best performing and also cheapest :D
by antivenom
Thu Feb 12, 2009 5:24 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: When I installed my Xigmatek S1283...
Replies: 5
Views: 2116

When I installed my Xigmatek S1283...

When I installed my Xigmatek S1283, there was a plastic film across the bottom of the HS covering the flattened heat pipes but when I removed this, it left behind some of the adhesive which I wasn't too happy about. So I got my cloth and some alcohol and started to clean it off but found there was a...
by antivenom
Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:16 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Arctic Cooling PWM fan - rpm monitoring?
Replies: 5
Views: 2407

I have 3 12025's too and for some reason, only having the 4 pin connector in the header doesn't report RPM readings so you either have to plug the yellow cable connector into the 4 pin socket or into another fan header on your motherboard. Don't ask why because I have no idea, just a bad design in m...
by antivenom
Wed Feb 11, 2009 6:03 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quick, Quiet 160GB HDD?
Replies: 22
Views: 4430

Thanks for the input guys :) The WD3200AAKS sounds like a good choice seeing as I'm on a bit of a budget and the 320GBs, although pretty small, would provide some extra storage. I'd get the VelociRaptor seeing as that would fit my needs perfectly but it's a little pricey for me. And a substantial si...
by antivenom
Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:13 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quick, Quiet 160GB HDD?
Replies: 22
Views: 4430

Quick, Quiet 160GB HDD?

I'd like to have a nice quiet 160GB HDD (or around that size) to store my OS and programs but even after looking at the recommended list, I'm none the wiser. I'd like it to be pretty fast (is there much latency between 7200 and 5400rpm's) and preferably pretty quiet because I'll simply be securing i...
by antivenom
Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:14 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silverstone TJ08, passive cooling with a 125W CPU
Replies: 39
Views: 39376

I really like how you used the gutted out fans. Why did you put them in the order that you did? That is, why did you put the gutted fan next to the ninja and not the noctua? Same questions applies to the front fan. This got me thinking and I think you might be better off, from a cooling perspective...
by antivenom
Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:59 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800GTS vs 9500GT
Replies: 12
Views: 10551

If you're looking to upgrade I think you'd need to look at the 9800GTX at least, because the 8800GT is identical to the 9800GT, and although I don't know the exact specs of the 8800GTS it makes sense to me.
by antivenom
Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:31 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Best gaming Core 2 processor
Replies: 13
Views: 3643

Thanks guys, I don't think I'll change my processor for a while yet then, but I'll probably change my graphics card in the near future. Thanks again :) Nice rig you have there. I wonder though if you would become CPU limited in changing your graphics card from your current model. There definitely a...
by antivenom
Wed Feb 04, 2009 3:19 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Best gaming Core 2 processor
Replies: 13
Views: 3643

Thanks guys, I don't think I'll change my processor for a while yet then, but I'll probably change my graphics card in the near future.

Thanks again :)
by antivenom
Wed Feb 04, 2009 2:49 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Bolt kit for Xigmatek S-1283
Replies: 5
Views: 1917

Ah that's excellent, they're much easier to get hold of, thanks man! :D
by antivenom
Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:34 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Bolt kit for Xigmatek S-1283
Replies: 5
Views: 1917

Excellent, thanks for the help guys, sadly scan are the only company that sell it in the UK and they're currently out of stock, I plan to email them asking when they can get them in stock. Unless anyone knows of any other sites that ship to the UK.
by antivenom
Wed Feb 04, 2009 5:35 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Bolt kit for Xigmatek S-1283
Replies: 5
Views: 1917

Bolt kit for Xigmatek S-1283

Hey, I recently bought the Xigmatek S-1283 to cool my Q6600 but it only came with damn push pins to secure it, which are really fiddly and seem to put a huge strain on my motherboard. Does anybody know if there is a bolt kit that works with the S-1283?
by antivenom
Wed Feb 04, 2009 4:50 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 9600GT hsf swap?
Replies: 5
Views: 1601

Hm... well if the Asus 9600GT glaciator doesn't use ramsinks, I'm guessing it should be fine, but I'm no expert in these matters, so you should probably check with the manufacturer. Removal of the stock heatsink is easy, just unscrew the four screws on the underside of the card holding the heatsink ...