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by OddSilence
Wed Sep 01, 2010 1:15 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: What is the quietest 5700 or 5800 series card?
Replies: 10
Views: 2019

There is also a passive 5750 from Club3d (I don't know if it is good, I have never tried it)
by OddSilence
Wed Sep 01, 2010 1:09 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 80Plus Platinum (115v) finally exists
Replies: 20
Views: 5036

I bet they will turn to "90 plus" and start all over again:
90+ ; 90+ bronze ; 90+ silver ; 90+ gold...

And then 95+...

And then 97+

All that can create the chance for as many models as possible so we consumers feel impeled to update as many times as possible... :wink:

:P
by OddSilence
Sat Aug 28, 2010 5:27 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Which PSU should I buy? (X-400, X-650, AX750, Pro87+500)
Replies: 8
Views: 1280

Which PSU should I buy? (X-400, X-650, AX750, Pro87+500)

Hello, I'm considering buying another PSU, and I think the Seasonic X-400 would be perfect to power my PC: - CPU: Q9550 - GPU: 4670 (as reference; will replace it in the future, to one with similar power requirements) - no optical drives nor HDD, just SSD I see these puzzling options: - Seasonic X-4...
by OddSilence
Fri Aug 20, 2010 5:24 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fanless PSU Torture Test Roundup
Replies: 67
Views: 18612

I'm impressed by MikeC's norwegian skills!
Me too! as a comparison i could only understand one word: "Konklusjon" (= conclusion ?) :roll:
by OddSilence
Fri Aug 20, 2010 4:49 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fanless PSU Torture Test Roundup
Replies: 67
Views: 18612

Like I said, the problem is that this "fanless" PSU has a fan Ok, sorry, maybe I should have looked better before posting about it, but the info I saw first said "fanless" and that a fan would turn on only at extreme temperatures (didn't notice/know it was 65º). Although, since it has some efficie...
by OddSilence
Fri Aug 20, 2010 4:22 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fanless PSU Torture Test Roundup
Replies: 67
Views: 18612

MikeC wrote: Does anyone know an actual reseller for this NQ PSU? ie -- can you buy one? I see it for sale here: http://www.scan.co.uk/products/500W-NorthQ-Pacific-II-Fanless-PSU-ATX-22-plus80efficiency-0Db-Noise!! (sorry but the url BBCode doesn't like the "!!" part, so i was forced to write the U...
by OddSilence
Fri Aug 20, 2010 4:00 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fanless PSU Torture Test Roundup
Replies: 67
Views: 18612

I think I found online a fanless PSU that is missing from your list (unless I missed it :oops: ): NorthQ NQ-4300GP-FL Pacific About the SilenX-fanless-PSU That SilenX-PSU seems like a harzard-on-wheels! wait, it doesn't have wheels?! :shock: But at least it has a fan... :P Really, Is that thing safe...
by OddSilence
Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:59 pm
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: Arctic Cooling Accelero L2 Pro Quick Test
Replies: 4
Views: 11354

Thanks for your review,

Do you think the L2Pro would be able to cool a 4670 "passively", without its fan mounted, but getting some airflow from another fan?
by OddSilence
Thu Aug 19, 2010 5:44 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrading to quiet PC
Replies: 14
Views: 1595

Shfyer wrote: Will measure how many amps my current system draws to be sure it will be enough, but that means buying another multimeter The device you need to measure it is a "kill-a-watt"/"wattimeter". Be careful, because you can find them at ~15€ and as easily at 70€. A low-cost one is good e...
by OddSilence
Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:27 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic X-400 Fanless PSU
Replies: 167
Views: 61970

@MikeC: I really thank you for your reply. [I was thinking of maybe using a 375RPM intake fan with filter, so, considering impedances, it would be a really low airflow]
by OddSilence
Tue Aug 17, 2010 8:18 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrading to quiet PC
Replies: 14
Views: 1595

I think we can't write in other languages than english in these forums. Nevermind, I overeacted, sorry... _______________ About the vibrations, if i'm not wrong(hope more experienced people confirm it), usually people here worry about the transference of vibrations from the HDD to the case, not nece...
by OddSilence
Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:45 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic X-400 Fanless PSU
Replies: 167
Views: 61970

OddSilence wrote: I would like to know one thing about the X-400(which I think might interest other people too, since it's sort of "the minimum cooling needs of the PSU to be happy"): In a situation where the PSupply - is in a separate-chamber(isolated from the other components) - the chamber havin...
by OddSilence
Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:32 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic X-400 Fanless PSU
Replies: 167
Views: 61970

MikeC wrote: With the x-series, the number of manual solder stations could be halved, and the number of QA rejects and failures in the filed are already clearly reduced. Then i hope that will translate to a lower price, because it is a bit expensive, and i think that must be one of the reasons why ...
by OddSilence
Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:34 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrading to quiet PC
Replies: 14
Views: 1595

"Oi" Shfyer,

I was a bit tired, although to be true, besides that I was a bit annoyed for your use of "swearing".
by OddSilence
Mon Aug 16, 2010 5:04 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Wondering about Noise absorbtion kits' smell...
Replies: 7
Views: 1671

Update

Update and conclusion(of my case): A really small piece I left "airing" seems to have its smell reduced substancially, but i don't know if it lost its "smell-generating-power", as in when put in a closed case if it would generate more smell again. I also don't know about large pieces. But, I'm sorr...
by OddSilence
Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:07 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrading to quiet PC
Replies: 14
Views: 1595

About the PSU, 650 watts is too much for a mid-range system in 5+ years, too little or just enough* No one knows the future, but I think it should be more than enough... is this 'PSU calculator' reliable? extreme(dot)outervision(dot)com/PSUEngine Someone more experienced might tell you with more ce...
by OddSilence
Fri Aug 13, 2010 5:20 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Wondering about Noise absorbtion kits' smell...
Replies: 7
Views: 1671

walle wrote: If I were you I would remove the kit altogether and place it outside,(...) and wait a few days to see if the smell disappears Your idea is good, but as it is a foam-like-material, I'm afraid it would absorb moisture and debris, so at most I consider putting it outside for several hours...
by OddSilence
Fri Aug 13, 2010 12:17 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Wondering about Noise absorbtion kits' smell...
Replies: 7
Views: 1671

Wondering about Noise absorbtion kits' smell...

Hello, ________________________________________________________________ EDIT: I advise anyone who is sensitive to strong smells, etc, to be cautious about NoiseAbsorberKits, choosing very carefully one that doesn't smell. Feel free to post here about your experiences with NoiseAbsorberKits, in terms...
by OddSilence
Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:42 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Are these hardware components compatible?
Replies: 17
Views: 1940

Looks like I'll just need to push as hard as possible to sell everything to someone looking for an entry level production setup. The problem seems to me to be in your will to keep the computer and audio-equipment in a package; :idea: Consider separating it in 2 packages: 1 - the computer 2 - the au...
by OddSilence
Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:21 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Are these hardware components compatible?
Replies: 17
Views: 1940

Although I don't know much about it , my opinion is similar to Mats ', I think you'll most probably spend more money on the new hardware than the money you'd "receive" for adding the new stuff... So if the idea was to sell the system to generate money for a business project, This way, I wouldn't co...
by OddSilence
Thu Aug 05, 2010 3:35 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless i5-680 system in Zalman's TNN500AF case w/ pics
Replies: 48
Views: 35942

@ NeoGeo : About using another drive for the Page&TemporaryFiles, I had the idea and do it, but probably other people do it too. This is how I see it: If the drives were HDDs, it would mean a performance improvement, but in your case with SSDs no, it would only protect your main drives from wearing...
by OddSilence
Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:50 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless i5-680 system in Zalman's TNN500AF case w/ pics
Replies: 48
Views: 35942

this project was more than just the case I understand now, sorry, as I don't know the case, I wrongly assumed it was all part of it. Nice work :) since the thermal blocks lacked their original adhesive pads I improvised with a non-electrically conductive adhesive I don't know if it would suit your ...
by OddSilence
Wed Aug 04, 2010 7:05 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless i5-680 system in Zalman's TNN500AF case w/ pics
Replies: 48
Views: 35942

@ NeoGeo : As a note, i'm not much knowledgeable nor experienced. But, anyway, here is my comment: It looks nice, although (...)(or am I missing something?) EDIT:(I was missing something), but anyway, I guess I can say you seem to have done a good job for a first build. but... that takes me to... I...
by OddSilence
Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:35 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Music Production PC - needs to be quiet as possible
Replies: 36
Views: 5829

About the Firewire chip issue, I think you should search for the requirements/restrictions of the AudioInterface you plan to buy and compare with the motherboard you're planning to buy (or any PCI-e Firewire cards you can buy) to avoid buying an interface and then not having a way of connecting it.....
by OddSilence
Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:35 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Building an inaudible Quad-core PC in a custom-case
Replies: 14
Views: 2723

@ joetekubi : :!: Very interesting document, many thanks! But I'm not taking the same conclusions from it :?, since there it says: How correlated waves add is enormously affected by the phase angle. And in more detail at other point of the document: Phase alignment •When correlated sounds are add...
by OddSilence
Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:24 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Building an inaudible Quad-core PC in a custom-case
Replies: 14
Views: 2723

@ bonestonne : thankyou for your long and informative reply, Your photos are nice, and I wish( and would consider myself lucky ) i'll be able to have a case as tiddy as yours! :) About the filters, I noticed you blocked the side vents of your case, which reduces the air that doesn't go through the ...
by OddSilence
Sun Aug 01, 2010 7:20 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Music Production PC - needs to be quiet as possible
Replies: 36
Views: 5829

Until wouterr5 replies (probably with better information), I think I can already give you some hints regarding your questions about PWM: If i'm not wrong, it stands for "Pulse Width Modulation". Most motherboards(at least the good ones / made for enthusiasts/power users) provide control for the PWM ...
by OddSilence
Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:37 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Building an inaudible Quad-core PC in a custom-case
Replies: 14
Views: 2723

@ bonestonne : Thanks alot for your input (suggestions and useful information), [I'm sorry but I distracted myself and I think I typed too much... :oops: So, feel free to not read all of this, and just jump to the conclusion] If you're still building a custom case Haven't decided yet, thought about ...
by OddSilence
Sat Jul 31, 2010 9:19 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Building an inaudible Quad-core PC in a custom-case
Replies: 14
Views: 2723

@netmask254 : Thank you for your reply, I might assemble the system temporarily on a case i have here without worries about the noise, so i can start using it, while I decide/implement the last details, and also to be more certain about the power consumption/requirements. About the Seasonic X-400, ...
by OddSilence
Thu Jul 29, 2010 6:09 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Building an inaudible Quad-core PC in a custom-case
Replies: 14
Views: 2723

Ok, really many thanks alleycat . Case: I agree it's probabbly not good idea to make a custom case and would take even more time (was getting there myself and you helped too!). So I'll have another look around for cases and this time have a less tight criteria in several aspects (example: this time ...