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by tvih
Tue Oct 05, 2010 5:09 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Is this as silent as SG03 goes?
Replies: 4
Views: 1590

Re: Is this as silent as SG03 goes?

Unless I have misunderstood, if your computer is already silent then you can't get any quieter than that. :? Silence is the absence of any sound. I was under the impression that silent isn't necessary 100% noiseless by definition, but I may very well be wrong. Finnish-English dictionary that I chec...
by tvih
Sun Sep 26, 2010 5:07 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: What size case do you prefer?
Replies: 24
Views: 5237

I don't think it should be that hard to design a roughly 30-liter case with reasonable sound dampening yet also decent airflow. Kind of like a bit more rugged NSK3480/TJ08 with added inner bitumen coating or such. You'd think there'd be enough of a market for a case like that these days for someone ...
by tvih
Sat Sep 25, 2010 12:22 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: What size case do you prefer?
Replies: 24
Views: 5237

I guess the small option is supposed to be mini-ITX? Anyway, it's a tricky question for me. Technically the smaller the better, but yet said smaller does lose a feature or two usually. But... overall I guess I'd still say ITX :P Which is wonky, since previous case was ITX, while current case is mATX...
by tvih
Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:36 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Is this as silent as SG03 goes?
Replies: 4
Views: 1590

Is this as silent as SG03 goes?

I mentioned my SG03 build in another thread. But here's a dedicated one. Been discussing this over at HardOCP's SFF forum, but the good folks over there aren't that much into extreme silence, so I'll try my luck here too. My setup: - Silverstone SG03B - Gigabyte GA-P55M-UD2 - Intel i5 750 - Prolimat...
by tvih
Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:43 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Micro ATX case recommendations
Replies: 53
Views: 12709

See what I mean: Hehe, now that's a monster cooler. By the way, do you know if the silver part of front can be detached? I'm thinking for painting it, mostly, the silver faceplate is a bit of an eyesore for me in an otherwise black case. In case my SG03 doesn't live up to my plans... having to put ...
by tvih
Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:11 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec 300 or Fractal Design Define R3 ?
Replies: 9
Views: 4800

I can't really speak from personal experience since I haven't personally used either case, but from all I've read and seen, I'd rather go with the Define R3. It is noticeably more expensive than the 300, though. But to me it seems more stylish, and has probably better noise insulation. The 300 defin...
by tvih
Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:33 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Low air resistance, low fan speed, low noise technique
Replies: 67
Views: 180700

Mostly a rather old thread, but I really do agree with the OP. I had a fan outside of a case, and it was essentially silent. Slapped a fan guard on it... sheesh, not even a hint of silent operation anymore. Gah! It's also evident when you have a setup laying on your desk instead of stuffed inside a ...
by tvih
Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:19 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Logic Supply SolidLogic Montivina Fanless Mini-ITX System
Replies: 14
Views: 4993

Personally I can't wait to see some reviews of the new ASRock Vision nettop, but with Nehalem laptop components, slot-in Blu-ray and whathaveyou, I'm afraid it'll at least equal that Solidlogic setup in price :( Which is too bad, since unless they somehow managed to make it noisy, it'd be my dream H...
by tvih
Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:11 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic X-400 Fanless PSU
Replies: 167
Views: 61809

This really seems like the kind of PSU I've been looking for. Basically, my current build is based on a Silverstone SG03B case, and I'm trying to get it as silent as I can (long-winded retrospective build log and ramblings about the PSU etc can be found in HardOCP's SFF forum in the odd chance that ...