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by dkslim
Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:16 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Fanless PSU with absolutely no electrical buzzing noise?
Replies: 4
Views: 1819

Fanless PSU with absolutely no electrical buzzing noise?

About a year ago, I searched high and low for a fanless power supply above 400W which was completely silent, but was disappointed with electrical buzzing noises coming from the most recommended power supply (Seasonic X 460). Is there a fanless power supply now that makes absolutely no buzzing noise ...
by dkslim
Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:22 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New Superflower / Kingwin 80 Platinum Fanless PSU
Replies: 1
Views: 773

Re: New Superflower / Kingwin 80 Platinum Fanless PSU

Can anyone test to see if it makes buzzing noises like the Seasonic fanless PSU?
by dkslim
Thu Aug 11, 2011 5:25 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Silverstone 500W Fanless Power Supply
Replies: 4
Views: 1569

Re: Silverstone 500W Fanless Power Supply

There is a damn good reason to buy it, and that's to potentially avoid the electrical buzzing noise that the Seasonics all emit. I'd settle for slightly less efficiency and slightly more cost if it means having a pure completely silent PSU. Just search Seasonic and buzz on the internet, you'll see l...
by dkslim
Mon Aug 08, 2011 3:01 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Silverstone 500W Fanless Power Supply
Replies: 4
Views: 1569

Silverstone 500W Fanless Power Supply

The new Silverstone 500W ST50NF Fanless power supply is available now: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817256075 Finally, an alternative to the fanless Seasonic X power supplies. Someone buy it and tell us whether it buzzes/squeals/chirps like the Seasonic X fanless power suppl...
by dkslim
Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:25 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD6850 Passive by PowerColor!!!!!!
Replies: 56
Views: 20993

Re: HD6850 Passive by PowerColor!!!!!!

What's the point of them making this video card, when it's impossible to get?

Already "deactivated" on newegg, which means end-of-life usually, and no where else selling it at a reasonable price.
by dkslim
Sat Jul 16, 2011 4:35 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SSD squeaking / buzzing?
Replies: 5
Views: 5329

Re: SSD squeaking / buzzing?

Yes, I am very sure it is coming from the SSD. I had the SSD outside of the computer case, 1m away from everything else, and I put my ear right next to the SSD. The noise I heard coincides exactly with the time I do the benchmarks. So it is 100% confirmed that the noise is coming from the SSD. Now, ...
by dkslim
Fri Jul 15, 2011 6:15 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SSD squeaking / buzzing?
Replies: 5
Views: 5329

SSD squeaking / buzzing?

I have tried 2 different SSDs (Western Digital 256gb and Intel 320 120gb), they both make high-pitch squeaking and buzzing sounds when undergoing activity, particularly when running benchmarks. The noise is very soft, most people I think won't notice such a small noise. But has anyone here noticed i...
by dkslim
Fri Jul 15, 2011 6:07 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: HR-02 CPU Cooler with 140mm PWM Fan for $39.95 MSRP
Replies: 24
Views: 5312

Re: HR-02 CPU Cooler with 140mm PWM Fan for $39.95 MSRP

The HR-01 is older than the HR-02, I'm pretty sure the 02 is superior for passive so I'm not even considering the 01.

Waiting for review sites to post comparison results between HR-02 and HR-02 Macho, running passive! :D
by dkslim
Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:10 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic x460 vs Silverstone Nightjar 400w - buzzing?
Replies: 0
Views: 1050

Seasonic x460 vs Silverstone Nightjar 400w - buzzing?

There are 2 fanless power supplies on the market: - Seasonic X 460W (and 400W) - Silverstone Nightjar 400W We know that the Seasonic produces electrical buzzing sounds when under load, there are many posts about it on here, and even the reviewer noted the buzzing noise. But what about the Silverston...
by dkslim
Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:45 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: X-400 buzz noise
Replies: 31
Views: 9377

Re: X-400 buzz noise

Any updates on how to avoid getting a buzzing X-460 unit??
by dkslim
Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:37 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: HR-02 CPU Cooler with 140mm PWM Fan for $39.95 MSRP
Replies: 24
Views: 5312

Re: HR-02 CPU Cooler with 140mm PWM Fan for $39.95 MSRP

I want to know, can we run this CPU cooler in passive WITHOUT fan, like the original HR-02? There are some physical differences between this and the original HR-02, outlined here: http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=779&Itemid=62&limit=1&limitstart=5 But will those ...
by dkslim
Sat Jun 18, 2011 5:43 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: X-400 buzz noise
Replies: 31
Views: 9377

Re: X-400 buzz noise

Thanks for the info. It is the motherboard then. Both the motherboard and the PSU are at fault (because the PSU shouldn't buzz under any circumstances), but it looks like it's possible to avoid the buzzing if the motherboard plays nice.
by dkslim
Sat Jun 18, 2011 4:42 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: X-400 buzz noise
Replies: 31
Views: 9377

Re: X-400 buzz noise

More info on the "fix" please... is it because of the surge protector, or the motherboard, that solved the buzzing? What brand is the surge protector? Is Belkin good enough or not? So many questions... I have tried a few surge protectors before, not the expensive ones though, they made 0 difference ...
by dkslim
Sun Mar 27, 2011 6:12 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Here is one interesting CPU Cooler
Replies: 30
Views: 3544

Re: Here is one interesting CPU Cooler

When will it be available in shops? I want it...
by dkslim
Wed Mar 23, 2011 4:56 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel® Solid-State Drive 320 Series
Replies: 23
Views: 8740

Re: Intel® Solid-State Drive 320 Series

Your theory is great, but the problem is Intel's charging the same price (if not more) for the new G3 compared to the G2. If Intel is selling the G3 for half the price of the G2 at same capacities, then I'd be very happy, but that's not the case. As for the advertised write speed of 160mb/s, it was ...
by dkslim
Wed Mar 23, 2011 4:15 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel® Solid-State Drive 320 Series
Replies: 23
Views: 8740

Re: Intel® Solid-State Drive 320 Series

What the... this is SLOWER than the Intel G2...
"While in 4K random read/write test,its performance was not so good,and the read/write speed was 22.53MB/s and 46.83MB/s,even lower than that of X25-M"

And the write speed is nowhere near the advertised speed of 160mb/s.

I waited for 5 months for this?
by dkslim
Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:19 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: X-400 buzz noise
Replies: 31
Views: 9377

Re: X-400 buzz noise

Rather than try to blame it on the quality of the electricity, why doesn't Seasonic just spend a few extra dollars to make sure that every part in the PSU is solid and doesn't make buzzing/squealing/whining noises? I have some generic brand PSUs that don't make anywhere near as much buzzing noise as...
by dkslim
Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:52 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Suggestion for Silent PSU
Replies: 17
Views: 2464

Re: Suggestion for Silent PSU

People have to stop recommending Seasonics, they all buzz audibly, even the fanless ones.

And no, the fan noise does not mask the buzzing.

I have a cheap Vantec power supply that buzzes less than the Seasonics 3x its price. Unacceptable.
by dkslim
Wed Dec 15, 2010 6:46 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: X-400 buzz noise
Replies: 31
Views: 9377

Re: X-400 buzz noise

I tried 3 X-650s, all have same buzzing noise as the X-460s. Returned them all.
I think all of Seasonic's power supplies have this problem. How disappointing.
It's not a problem with my electricity, because I experienced the same noise in 5 different locations, including the shops that tested them.
by dkslim
Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:17 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Coil whine issue - Not solved - tried 4 different PSU's
Replies: 11
Views: 2109

Re: Coil whine issue - Not solved - tried 4 different PSU's

Please help, I also need a PSU that has no coil whine when used on an i7 computer. I've tried so many brands (Antec, Seasonic, Corsair, Vantec, Zalman) and they all have the stupid coil whine noise. What's wrong with these power supply makers? Yes I acknowledge that the noise might be caused by the ...
by dkslim
Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:14 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: X-400 buzz noise
Replies: 31
Views: 9377

Re: X-400 buzz noise

I have tried 2 Seasonic X-460W fanless power supplies, and both of them make buzzing sounds. The buzz becomes a high pitch constant squeal when the computer is turned off, but has the electricity cable still plugged into the power supply. It's extremely annoying and disappointing. I had no problems ...