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by aimless
Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:07 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Animals and silent fans (Nexus, Slip Stream, etc.)
Replies: 3
Views: 3903

Of course I have no scientific proof, but my dogs favorite spot to lay down is on the rug by my door in my room. Coincidentally located right next to my PC which, although not as silent as some of yours, is virtually inaudible to me.
by aimless
Fri Aug 21, 2009 6:05 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: High temps on hard drive and gpu, time to add some front fan
Replies: 6
Views: 1303

Hi everyone, sorry for the late response here. I was sleeping, then working.. back to the issue though. @lionfoot, I like those Nexus fans still :) Thanks for your comment, its good to know they can work quietly yet! @K.Murx, I'm a bit concerned about that darn GPU. When I got home today it was 62 C...
by aimless
Wed Aug 19, 2009 11:02 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: High temps on hard drive and gpu, time to add some front fan
Replies: 6
Views: 1303

High temps on hard drive and gpu, time to add some front fan

I just built my first PC with help from here and am so happy with the results! With everything off in my room except for the PC I can still hear it, but its so much quieter than my old one. Right now I have a 120 MM Scythe Slipstream @ 1200 RPM and the Mugen 2 CPU Cooler. Temps on my passively coole...
by aimless
Sat Aug 08, 2009 6:34 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Idea for cooling a passively cooled 9600gt on Antec Solo
Replies: 4
Views: 1933

I was afraid it wouldn't mount well anywhere there and I figured it wouldn't do much good unless it was right close to the video card itself. I don't really want to make use of it since I'm aware it will probably be obnoxiously loud to the point where it will annoy me, but its there so I may as well...
by aimless
Fri Aug 07, 2009 5:07 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Idea for cooling a passively cooled 9600gt on Antec Solo
Replies: 4
Views: 1933

Idea for cooling a passively cooled 9600gt on Antec Solo

I recently bought all the parts for my first ever build and purchased this passively cooled 9600gt from asus. It was reviewed here and on a few other sites and got decent results for being a passively cooled card. I'm going to put it in an Antec Solo with a few other things. The only fans I have in ...
by aimless
Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:16 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Newbie with Antec 300 case info please
Replies: 32
Views: 11828

Not sure if you have picked up the corsair PSU that you mentioned yet but Zip, Zoom, Fly has a decent deal on them right now. Much, much, cheaper than NewEggs. http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Eblast/zipzoomfly-080409.jsp?eml=080409&email=080409 $10 off straight away with the coupon code EBAAA021 and $...
by aimless
Tue Aug 04, 2009 7:15 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Please criticize my first attempt at an AM3 build
Replies: 8
Views: 1615

Oh, to afford an SSD. I want one desperately and was real close to buying one a few months ago with a newegg special but it wasn't the best one out there. I'll look at other processors but I'm pretty well convinced on this one. Its pretty cheap even in comparison to those dual cores and I'd like to ...
by aimless
Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:44 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Please criticize my first attempt at an AM3 build
Replies: 8
Views: 1615

Awesome! I did some more research on that fanmate and I definitely will be purchasing some. Thanks for the feedback on the Nexus fans also. I think I'll stick with them. Too many choices to choose from I guess. Is there any harm/danger done in undervolting? It sounds straightforward enough. I don't ...
by aimless
Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:00 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Please criticize my first attempt at an AM3 build
Replies: 8
Views: 1615

Thanks for the tips JamieG! I'm excited about not having to buy a bigger, beefier, power supply just for some extra sata power connectors. Would have been a waste. The Scythe Mugen 2 you recommended seems to be a wonderful cooler but I'm wondering if it might be just a bit too large for the Antec So...
by aimless
Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:42 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Please criticize my first attempt at an AM3 build
Replies: 8
Views: 1615

Please criticize my first attempt at an AM3 build

So I've been hanging around this place for quite a while reading what I can and learning. The reviews here have been invaluable for helping me choose my parts for what I hope will be a relatively quiet, cool, build. As it gets fairly hot in my room I'd appreciate any other tips at keeping things qui...
by aimless
Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:40 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: OCZ ModXStream Pro
Replies: 4
Views: 2290

I was going to get this to when it was on sale but the 3 year warranty and some other reviews I read on OCZ made reference to them using poor quality capacitors, among other things. I decided to go with the 520hz after seeing it mentioned here and reading up on it further.. I hope I'm not disappoint...
by aimless
Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:35 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: VelociRaptor or SSD?
Replies: 36
Views: 32087

I made a silly impulse by of a Raptor not too long ago and am regretting it now. I would much rather have saved whatever I spent on the Raptor and saved it for an SSD. All the reviews make me drool! I would just have a small one for my boot drive and keep the Western Digital Black I have for everyth...
by aimless
Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:31 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec 300 Quiet and Neat
Replies: 14
Views: 11542

Thats a really nice setup you have, and its quite neat and organized inside which I just love.

Just curious, what are the temps like in there?
by aimless
Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:30 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Small budget build with a SOLO?
Replies: 0
Views: 703

Small budget build with a SOLO?

Sorry to waste your time, I need to seriously rethink what I'm doing and why. That motherboard is way overkill for my uses, as is the processor. No sense spending more money than I need.. just got carried away.