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by Cyäegha
Sat Sep 07, 2013 3:36 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Best noise-canceling headphones?
Replies: 20
Views: 12470

Re: Best noise-canceling headphones?

So, no one on this forum has ever had any kind of closed ear headphones and has never thought about anything like this? I do have some very good closed headphones. But they aren't noise-cancelling (only passively isolated), and, as I only use them for listening to music, I don't need a mic (they do...
by Cyäegha
Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:44 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD7770 DirectCu vs DirectCu II, quieter one?
Replies: 7
Views: 2588

Re: HD7770 DirectCu vs DirectCu II, quieter one?

The difference would be pretty negligible but two fans are louder than one. At the same airflow. The DCU-II has a larger heatsink and more fan "area", because of this it very likely that it will need less airflow and thus be quieter. Actually, for the same airflow, two fans can easily be quieter th...
by Cyäegha
Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:26 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Samsung S27B970 WQHD LED Monitor
Replies: 14
Views: 7603

Re: Samsung S27B970 WQHD LED Monitor

A small correction: in the article, you write about "DVI Dual Link (DVI-D)", like if the "D" in DVI-D meant "Dual Link"; but DVI-D only means that it's digital, not that it supports dual link. To sum up : - DVI-A: analog connection, compatible with VGA; - DVI-D: digital connection; - DVB-I: supports...
by Cyäegha
Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:29 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: [Quiet] All-arounder That YOU Recommended. Thanks! [BigPic]
Replies: 6
Views: 6182

Re: [Quiet] All-arounder That YOU Recommended. Thanks! [BigP

wrl wrote:CPU cooler: Thermaltake HR-02 Macho
Actually, it's Thermalright. Only a few different letters, but it makes one hell of a difference - for instance, you can actually be happy with your computer! :mrgreen:
by Cyäegha
Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: HUSH case top screws
Replies: 3
Views: 3944

Re: HUSH case top screws

Well, what matters is that it got the job done! 8)
by Cyäegha
Sun Aug 19, 2012 1:05 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Are SSDs really that bad?
Replies: 46
Views: 14960

Re: Are SSDs really that bad?

SSD are to expensive and small to even be taking seriously. I don't buy into the hype about how wonderful they are. When they cost the same and provide that same capacity as traditional harddrives then I'll take them seriously. There just not worth it. SSDs may not be what you want for your use cas...
by Cyäegha
Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:26 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: HUSH case top screws
Replies: 3
Views: 3944

Re: HUSH case top screws

Those look like spanner screws. They are one of the common types of security screws, you should be able to get a screwdriver without too much trouble, on-line or in a hardware store (there are several sizes though, so be careful to buy the right one). Alternatively iFixit sells a huge kit of securit...
by Cyäegha
Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:48 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: +12, -5, = +7. or does it?
Replies: 2
Views: 837

Re: +12, -5, = +7. or does it?

I you used +12V and -5V lines, you'd get 17V. You need to use the +12V and +5V lines (yellow and red wire respectively).

edit: Here's a link to an old SCR article on the subject.

edit again: There are also plenty of posts on the forum - search for "7V trick" for instance.
by Cyäegha
Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:11 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fan Roundup #6: Scythe, Noiseblocker, Antec, Nexus, Thermalr
Replies: 84
Views: 35312

Re: Fan Roundup #6: Scythe, Noiseblocker, Antec, Nexus, Ther

Luca for future reference.... how would you have me refer to what I called PWM current. Is "PWM electricity" acceptable? I kinda feel like being a bit pedantic on the subject, so... Here we go. :wink: PWM refers to a signal . Also, those PWM fans with a 4-pins connector don't actually run off the P...
by Cyäegha
Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:09 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Be Quiet: 1x 8 pins PCI-E?
Replies: 8
Views: 2073

Re: Be Quiet: 1x 8 pins PCI-E?

I guess the main point is that it doesn't make any kind of sense that there's a 6 pin connector rated for 75 W and an 8 pin one rated for 150 W (the pins being the same)... There should really have been, say, a 4p connector (75 W) and an 8p one (150 W), with the ability to plug two 4p plugs into a 8...
by Cyäegha
Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:56 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zalman Z9 Plus ATX Tower Case
Replies: 20
Views: 6881

Re: Zalman Z9 Plus ATX Tower Case

frupoli, why do you want to go fanless on the CPU heatsink if you'll have 4 case fans anyway? If your CPU fan is at least as quiet as the case fans, and since its noise is a bit more dampened too (by being inside the case rather than on a case panel), it won't really add any noise...
by Cyäegha
Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:30 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel DZ77GA-70K Z77 Motherboard: Waiting for Ivy Bridge
Replies: 24
Views: 11470

Re: Intel DZ77GA-70K Z77 Motherboard: Waiting for Ivy Bridge

Anyway, modern graphics card at least tend to do a decent job at reducing their power consumption when idling, so I guess it probably won't really be worth using I mode on a desktop PC... Unless you have 2 monitors and then your gpu card will idle at 17-90W , depending on the brand and model. I mod...
by Cyäegha
Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:24 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silverstone Raven Two
Replies: 31
Views: 17835

Re: Silverstone Raven Two

@ publicENEMY: With the 3 big 180 mm fans in the bottom, can't you just remove the top 120 mm fan if it's too noisy? I may be wrong, but I doubt that it would make such a big difference in cooling - it's probably worth testing at least.
by Cyäegha
Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:55 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Audioengine A5+ Speakers and Wireless Audio Adapter
Replies: 26
Views: 13066

Re: Audioengine A5+ Speakers and Wireless Audio Adapter

@ NeilBlanchard: There have been a lot of double-blind studies conducted to show that 44 KHz sampling is audibly transparent (and it can only perfectly reproduce frequencies up to 22 KHz - in practice, that means cutting all frequencies higher than around 20 KHz with a filter). IOW, people can't rel...
by Cyäegha
Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:14 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Audioengine A5+ Speakers and Wireless Audio Adapter
Replies: 26
Views: 13066

Re: Audioengine A5+ Speakers and Wireless Audio Adapter

I still chuckle when I see headphones (my primary source of listening these days) that advertise playback capabilities well beyond the 20Hz-20kHz range (I'm talking 5Hz on the low end, and 30kHz on the high) - you're not going to hear those frequencies, and yet somehow they matter? It's surely some...
by Cyäegha
Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:24 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Audioengine A5+ Speakers and Wireless Audio Adapter
Replies: 26
Views: 13066

Re: Audioengine A5+ Speakers and Wireless Audio Adapter

You know that there's a huge international community of hifi enthusiasts -- both subjectivists and objectivists -- who will rise up to argue with you about the audibility of cables, so I won't. :wink: Actually, only delu... I mean, subjectivists really will. Objectivists will just mention a quick r...
by Cyäegha
Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:52 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Confused about psu specs
Replies: 12
Views: 2446

Re: Confused about psu specs

What actually I was trying to find out that why there is such a big gap between the combined powers ie 504 vs 576. The second psu (corsair) delivers almost what it says on the label whereas in the first one (high power), the power drops down almost one-sixth of the total power stated on the label. ...
by Cyäegha
Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:45 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Confused about psu specs
Replies: 12
Views: 2446

Re: Confused about psu specs

Secondly, the gpu i installed requires a psu with at least 500W power. Your GPU doesn't actually require a 500 W PSU, it's just a very misleading recommendation from the GPU manufacturer. They recommend that you use a much higher powered PSU than is usually necessary, because they don't know what y...
by Cyäegha
Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:20 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel DZ77GA-70K Z77 Motherboard: Waiting for Ivy Bridge
Replies: 24
Views: 11470

Re: Intel DZ77GA-70K Z77 Motherboard: Waiting for Ivy Bridge

Thanks for the clarification. I just did some research and it appears that you can actually use quick sync in D mode (which is nice), so all you would really be missing is the power down of the 3D card from I mode (however, given reports about poor (?) Intel IGP image quality this may be one of tho...
by Cyäegha
Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:59 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Intel DZ77GA-70K Z77 Motherboard: Waiting for Ivy Bridge
Replies: 24
Views: 11470

Re: Intel DZ77GA-70K Z77 Motherboard: Waiting for Ivy Bridge

(i) Small Issue. As mentioned in the review, nothing but an HDMI video output so besides not allowing multi-monitor with the IGP it is also a no go when using Lucid Virtu (if it eventually turns out to be something useful) on any monitor with a resolution above 1920x1200. Not likely to be a deal br...
by Cyäegha
Sat Apr 07, 2012 1:35 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Noise of Tablet PCs
Replies: 1
Views: 3856

Re: Noise of Tablet PCs

Commentators say they will continue to become increasingly popular, so this may be a relevant topic. I believe those commentators were referring to tablets (like the iPad), not tablet PCs. Tablet PCs simply never took off, except for some niche uses. Tablets use hardware that derives from smartphon...
by Cyäegha
Thu Mar 29, 2012 5:51 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Logic Supply LGX AG150 Fanless Mini PC
Replies: 31
Views: 8919

Re: Logic Supply LGX AG150 Fanless Mini PC

Drivers for the chipset or what drivers do you mean? Product family Chipsets Product line Embedded Chipsets Product name Intel® NM10 Express Chipset Operating System Windows 7 (64-bit)*(5) http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=20775&ProdId=3304&lang=eng&OSVersion=Windows%20...
by Cyäegha
Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:50 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Logic Supply LGX AG150 Fanless Mini PC
Replies: 31
Views: 8919

Re: Logic Supply LGX AG150 Fanless Mini PC

There's a small mistake on page two : "LGX AG150 back panel: Two ethernet antennae ports" => it should certainly read "two WiFi antennae ports".

@ Merlinen : The 64 bits issue is with Intel's Windows drivers, not with the CPU itself.
by Cyäegha
Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:19 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quiet BR drive for HTPC
Replies: 3
Views: 2290

Re: Quiet BR drive for HTPC

I want to learn how to rip BD disks to MK4 format to either an internal or external hard disk. I take it that I need a BD writer. Correct? You need a BD reader - whether you also want to be able to write BDs is unrelated (though the price difference isn't that big - around $20 or so, I think, betwe...
by Cyäegha
Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:52 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: PSU on top: why?
Replies: 30
Views: 4719

Re: PSU on top: why?

The original ATX Chassis was designed so that the PS fan would cool the CPU heat sink via a duct and many systems with low wattage CPU's are still built this way. I know, but even cases like the new Solo II have a CPU on top. The solo II has a vent above the PSU, so you can have it draw air from th...
by Cyäegha
Sun Sep 18, 2011 6:08 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian Li Lancool PC-K9B
Replies: 10
Views: 5695

Re: Lian Li Lancool PC-K9B

Toan wrote:I had briefly considered the Antec Solo - it worked well for my current PC... except when I had to replace the PSU. That damned bar at the top made a 5-10 minute task into a freaking ordeal. The Antec Solo II unfortunately kept that evil bar.
FYI, the PSU support bar is removable in the Solo II.
by Cyäegha
Wed Aug 31, 2011 1:16 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Enermax Eco80+ vs * ErPro80+ * vs Pro82+
Replies: 14
Views: 3718

Re: Enermax Eco80+ vs * ErPro80+ * vs Pro82+

Actually, I was complaining about the cables being too short... But that's in a full ATX case (though not a very big one), and largely because of the way I'd like to route the cables.
by Cyäegha
Sun Aug 28, 2011 6:56 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Micro ATX Mobo Fit On P182 Mobo Tray?
Replies: 1
Views: 887

Re: Micro ATX Mobo Fit On P182 Mobo Tray?

Why not simply check on the manufacturer's website?
Antec wrote:Compatible Motherboards: Mini-ITX, microATX, Standard ATX
by Cyäegha
Thu Aug 25, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Kozuti Low Profile CPU Heatsink
Replies: 38
Views: 21660

Re: Scythe Kozuti Low Profile CPU Heatsink

Generally, air is easier and more efficiently moved by lowering the pressure. Neil, please explain further what you mean. All fans work by lowering the pressure on one side and increasing it on the other. What he means is that, in practice, when you want to move air through something restrictive, i...
by Cyäegha
Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:26 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Is watercooling quieter than fan cooled?
Replies: 11
Views: 25979

Re: Is watercooling quieter than fan cooled?

Wow, way to bump up an old thread... :mrgreen: In that case, I'm going to add my two cents about this: Water cooling as it is done in a PC is actually quite the same as air cooling. A copper block (predominantly) takes the heat off the chip, transfers it to a conductor (heatpipes or water) which is ...