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by Owen
Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:36 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Low power system not booting with high efficiency PSU?!
Replies: 84
Views: 125170

Re: Low power system not booting with high efficiency PSU?!

Well the components are not exactly the same, I've gone from Velociraptor to SSD, so load has reduced a little bit. :D

I'm waiting for an X-400 to arrive before I start the RMA process. Good to have a back up PSU anyway.
by Owen
Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Low power system not booting with high efficiency PSU?!
Replies: 84
Views: 125170

Re: Low power system not booting with high efficiency PSU?!

I'm not sure if this is the problem with my Seasonic X-650 or the PSU is simply dying. I've had the X-650 for about 2 years and during the past few months I started to get delayed response to power on, until yesterday PC simply would not turn on. Motherboard's power on button LED is on though, but i...
by Owen
Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:46 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB & Momentus 750GB
Replies: 47
Views: 12551

Re: Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB & Momentus 750GB

Thanks for great review!! Looks like WD20EARS is still the quietest drive. It might be a bit slower, but as a data drive that's perfectly fine. Got SSDs to take care of the speed department anyway. :D
by Owen
Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:26 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hitachi 5K3000 2TB experiences
Replies: 25
Views: 11463

Re: Hitachi 5K3000 2TB experiences

dchrsf wrote:
On a side note, after review: The Hitachi Deskstar 5K3000 2tb seems comparable to my Western Digital Green 1.5tb (EARS) HDD in terms of performance for the RANDOM test in HDDTUNE
How about temperature and noise?
by Owen
Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:26 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Electrical whine with new Sandy Bridge build
Replies: 2
Views: 1893

Re: Electrical whine with new Sandy Bridge build

What happened to the electrical whine? Is it OK now?
by Owen
Sun Jan 16, 2011 4:41 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quiet quality external HDD case
Replies: 6
Views: 2184

Re: Quiet quality external HDD case

zsero wrote:Even on the most basic USB 2.0 models they use really high quality chipsets, and this vertical open-air design is a clear winner both for stable electric connections and drive temperatures!
What high quality chipset does it use?
by Owen
Sun Jan 09, 2011 4:26 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: be-quiet Silent Wings BL001 120mm Fan
Replies: 3
Views: 5213

Re: be-quiet Silent Wings BL001 120mm Fan

I got one today. I used it to replace the Noctua NF-P12 and subjectively speaking I'd say it's at least as quiet if not quieter. For Antec P183 it's good for rear case fan, not for the HDD fans unless you use flat heads screws instead of the supplied silicone ones. For top case fan you'd have to rel...
by Owen
Fri Oct 22, 2010 1:51 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD 3TB Green released
Replies: 37
Views: 12833

Re: WD 3TB Green released

The 2.2TB limit issue looks too complicated. How about I just run it as a data drive on 32 bit Win 7? Will I need to bother with extra driver/controller/firmware?
by Owen
Wed Dec 16, 2009 1:28 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic X-650 died
Replies: 15
Views: 5263

After I ordered my i5 rig, I discovered the socket burn issue, and now this.... :cry: