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by JamieT
Fri Jul 10, 2009 3:53 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Dampening External HDD Vibration?
Replies: 3
Views: 1110

Yeah, it almost goes away when I pick it up. Bubble wrap seems to have done the trick, still a little noisy, but much better! Thanks.
by JamieT
Fri Jul 10, 2009 4:11 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Dampening External HDD Vibration?
Replies: 3
Views: 1110

Dampening External HDD Vibration?

Hi All, I have a Samsung 500GB HD502IJ in an Icy Box IB-390StUS-B enclosure the vibration/resulting humming noise is driving me crazy. I have 4 PCs on in this room and the noise from the external HDD is much louder than all of them, with an annoying "hummm hummm hummm". I've tried putting blu-tac, a...
by JamieT
Thu Jul 02, 2009 3:24 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
Replies: 272
Views: 341929

I didn't notice until I've just built my 'quiet' computer, but my Samsung 215TW has an incredibly annoying high pitched buzzing noise when the contrast is above 30% (below 30% is basically too dark to be usable) so looks like I'll be buying a new monitor too!
by JamieT
Tue Jun 23, 2009 4:07 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quietest 260 GTX?
Replies: 13
Views: 5793

Received/fit it today, I found the fan noise surprisingly good - by default it spins at 40% which I couldn't hear over a Noctua NF-S12 120mm @ 1200RPM, it remained on 40% after a 2 hour gaming session, so pretty good - by no means silent, but I wouldn't call it noisy either :P. Unfortunately, it als...
by JamieT
Sat Jun 20, 2009 8:02 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quietest 260 GTX?
Replies: 13
Views: 5793

Thanks again.

Just ordered the Asus! I'll try it with the stock cooler to start off with, but no doubt I'll end up ordering the Arctic-Cooling-Accelero-Xtreme cooler next week. :P
by JamieT
Sat Jun 20, 2009 4:48 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quietest 260 GTX?
Replies: 13
Views: 5793

Thanks for the reply, I think I'll go with the Asus then since it's the cheapest, and I just read the Gainward is slightly noisier than the reference cooler. Do you know if the Asus card (http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/896MB-Asus-GTX-260-55nm-PCI-E-20(x16)-1998MHz-GDDR3-GPU-576MHz-216-Cores-2x-DL-DV...
by JamieT
Sat Jun 20, 2009 2:43 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quietest 260 GTX?
Replies: 13
Views: 5793

Quietest 260 GTX?

Hi All, I've just finished my new build, I'm temporarily using a passive 8400 until I decide which graphics card to get. At the moment I'm very happy with the level of noise the complete system makes, so I really don't want to ruin it, but I need to get a decent graphics card. I want nVidia for CUDA...
by JamieT
Sun Jun 14, 2009 11:44 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet Build (£800)?
Replies: 6
Views: 1328

Thanks for the reply again, I game usually at 1920x1200 (m/k) or 1920x1080 (controller) so the 4850 may struggle on some of the newer games I'm not quite sure. I'll definitely think about the passive 4850 though. Out of interest, is anyone here running a 4870 with a "Arctic-Cooling Accelero S1 rev.2...
by JamieT
Sun Jun 14, 2009 4:18 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet Build (£800)?
Replies: 6
Views: 1328

Hi, Thanks for the replies. I only added the 650w because I thought if it was under lower load (%) it was supposed to be quieter, but I'll have a look at those other ones listed if that's not right. I was originally looking at the Corsair 520w but that's the same price as the 650w anyway (although I...
by JamieT
Sat Jun 13, 2009 7:59 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet Build (£800)?
Replies: 6
Views: 1328

Quiet Build (£800)?

Hi All. Hopefully on Monday I'm buying parts for a new build (it'll be my first build), I'm pretty fussy about noise so I would like to make it as quiet as I can within my budget. I don't really know anything about hardware, so all the bits I've chosen so far are pretty much after reading reviews on...