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by Orient
Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:18 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Can I buy a system "from" SPCR?
Replies: 27
Views: 12474

Re: Can I buy a system "from" SPCR?

downwitch you are extremely rude, all m0002a is trying to do is help and with the incredibly unhelpful and unspecific requirements you gave him I want low-power and passive-cooled-as-possible, but also need some horsepower, some warranty/service guarantees, and have a pretty flexible budget . Seeing...
by Orient
Wed Mar 14, 2012 7:37 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Antec TrueQuiet Pro 120
Replies: 15
Views: 5283

Re: Antec TrueQuiet Pro 120

Tephras wrote:
Orient wrote:I am somewhat confused by this announcement does it mean that the blades are attached to the frame and the whole frame moves?
Yes. See it in action in this video.
Interesting, so they plan to make it quiet by using a smaller motor, interesting.
by Orient
Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:30 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Antec TrueQuiet Pro 120
Replies: 15
Views: 5283

Antec TrueQuiet Pro 120

I am somewhat confused by this announcement does it mean that the blades are attached to the frame and the whole frame moves? If so i'm not sure i see the acoustic advantage. http://www.legitreviews.com/news/12599/ The design isn't really mentioned by HOCP though http://www.hardocp.com/news/2012/03/...
by Orient
Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:53 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Best Case for the Inevitable GTX 680
Replies: 32
Views: 10391

Re: Best Case for the Inevitable GTX 680

Looks a lot like a squat black Mac Pro
by Orient
Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:52 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fairly quiet workstation (P182 ++) - Updated 21.09.08
Replies: 76
Views: 68818

Re: Fairly quiet workstation (P182 ++) - Updated 21.09.08

I did wonder if I should just get some foam blocks and wedge the fan in, but would like a filter. Which is were i'd have most problems i think. But i could use a 4in3 unit, might make my build a little tidier as well. Thanks for the advice. [EDIT] Managed to find a Kama bay on ebay, did have a sligh...
by Orient
Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:40 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fairly quiet workstation (P182 ++) - Updated 21.09.08
Replies: 76
Views: 68818

Re: Fairly quiet workstation (P182 ++) - Updated 21.09.08

Hi i wondered if you could tell me how you mounted your 120mm fan in the top drive bays, as this is something i'd really like to do with my p182. So i can get 2 air paths through my system 1 for the CPU and 1 for the GPU. Possibly using 2 Silverstone Air penetrators letting me remove my Xigmatek hea...
by Orient
Fri Jul 22, 2011 5:27 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quiet 2TB HD with blended performance
Replies: 3
Views: 2060

Re: Quiet 2TB HD with blended performance

I'd suggest the Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB HD204UI I have it in an external case and it's very quiet, perhaps quieter than the F1, i had that drive until it broke, i have no idea about it's performance as i have it running through USB but it's been fine for me, runs at lower speed (5400rpm) and only h...
by Orient
Mon Jun 27, 2011 1:56 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Cooler Master Silencio 550 Quiet ATX Tower
Replies: 31
Views: 13328

Re: Cooler Master Silencio 550 Quiet ATX Tower

The Fractal Design is priced at around the £80 mark: http://www.ebuyer.com/product/236437 http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Components/Cases/MIDI+Tower/Fractal+Design+Define+R3+Black+Pearl+Gaming+Midi+Tower+Case+?productId=41375 http://www.scan.co.uk/products/fractal-design-define-r3-black-pearl-mid-to...
by Orient
Tue May 17, 2011 8:28 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: A Silent and very powerful PC for less than 1,000 GBP
Replies: 13
Views: 1890

Re: A Silent and very powerful PC for less than 1,000 GBP

You may as well drop down to the Intel i5 2500K unless you have a real need for the 2600k, saves about £80 for a small power increase.
by Orient
Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:39 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Fractal R3 Build question. (UK)
Replies: 12
Views: 3972

Re: Fractal R3 Build question. (UK)

Does anyone have any experience with the HIS IceQ cooler? I have been looking at the HIS 6950 IceQ X and looking at other forum posts it sounds like the cooler in general could be a good balance between noise and cooling, for a high end card anyway. SPCR have been kind enough to produce an R3 review...
by Orient
Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:21 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Fractal R3 Build question. (UK)
Replies: 12
Views: 3972

Re: Fractal R3 Build question. (UK)

I would prefer not to have to fit an aftermarket VGA cooler mainly because it would seem like a waste to buy a decent card and then through away the cooler You could get a stock 560 or 6950 graphics card (not aftermarket cooler) for cheaper and then add an aftermarket cooler on to it. That way you ...
by Orient
Sun Apr 03, 2011 12:24 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Fractal R3 Build question. (UK)
Replies: 12
Views: 3972

Re: Fractal R3 Build question. (UK)

Wow, and there was me thinking i'd never get a reply! Never heard of the phantom model before, thanks for that might make a change. The 2GB one is tempting, i know no real point yet but i plan to keep this build for a while and upgrade it such as another 560 and better cpu, also better case cooling....
by Orient
Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:58 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Fractal R3 Build question. (UK)
Replies: 12
Views: 3972

Re: Fractal R3 Build question. (UK)

I Have "moved" this topic to system advice/trouble shooting, so could a Mod delete this. Thanks
by Orient
Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:57 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Fractal R3 Build
Replies: 0
Views: 556

Fractal R3 Build

Hi, I'm looking at putting together a quiet PC, while i would love silence its unlikely with a high end graphics card. I list my build below and i wonder if any one could suggest any improvements that would make it quieter/cooler. I am looking at Overclocking the i5 CPU to a reasonable level, at lea...
by Orient
Wed Mar 23, 2011 3:04 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet GTX 560 Ti
Replies: 13
Views: 9978

Re: Quiet GTX 560 Ti

I'm looking at http://www.dabs.com/products/best-value-geforce-gtx-560ti-1gb-pci-express-hdmi-palit-7BJY.html or http://www.dabs.com/products/kfa2-geforce-gtx-560ti-1gb-pci-express-hdmi-ex-oc-7BLY.html Never heard of these manufacturers before now. Presumably these two-fan designs will be similar t...
by Orient
Wed Mar 23, 2011 4:41 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Fractal R3 Build question. (UK)
Replies: 12
Views: 3972

Re: Fractal R3 Build question. (UK)

Would an Antec p183 be a better choice or indeed the NZXT H2, although i saw an extremely scathing review of the H2, although he didn't test it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHcyWTorjdU MSI twin frozr HD6950 2GB, does seem like a good card but i've been reading quite alot about how the GTX 560 Ti ...
by Orient
Sun Mar 20, 2011 6:30 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Fractal R3 Build question. (UK)
Replies: 12
Views: 3972

Fractal R3 Build question. (UK)

Hi, I'm looking at putting together a quiet PC, while i would love silence its unlikely with a high end graphics card. I list my build below and i wonder if any one could suggest any improvements that would make it quieter/cooler. I am looking at Overclocking the i5 CPU to a reasonable level, at lea...