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by capoeira
Thu Sep 29, 2011 1:13 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: new MOBO, CPU, RAM and cooler <= 200Euro
Replies: 18
Views: 4034

Re: new MOBO, CPU, RAM and cooler <= 200Euro

How about getting a cheap (or free) used hard-drive to replace that antique instead of trying to absord the noise it makes? You don't have to buy new stuff. Both drives are probably quite noisy but chances are the older one is worse. yea, thats an option. I'll see. I'm not in a hurry, as as I state...
by capoeira
Thu Sep 29, 2011 3:23 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: new MOBO, CPU, RAM and cooler <= 200Euro
Replies: 18
Views: 4034

Re: new MOBO, CPU, RAM and cooler <= 200Euro

thanks to both of you. my harddrives are those: WD Caviar Blue (SE16) 640GB WD6400AAKS-00A7B0 Maxtor 6L080M0 (80GB) I found review here for the WD so I guess the noisemaker is the Maxtor. Yesterday before going to sleep (about 1:30 am) I started my PC with HDs unpluged. Result was a totaly quiet PC ...
by capoeira
Wed Sep 28, 2011 6:28 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: new MOBO, CPU, RAM and cooler <= 200Euro
Replies: 18
Views: 4034

Re: new MOBO, CPU, RAM and cooler <= 200Euro

I have to excuse myself. It's not the fan but my two harddrives I am hearing. Even that I suspended them I can here the motos wiring. The Sythe fan actualy seams to be much quieter than the HD-motors. Sorry for that, I'm still a beginner. I guess I will buy some foam for my case or even use mineral-...
by capoeira
Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:16 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: new MOBO, CPU, RAM and cooler <= 200Euro
Replies: 18
Views: 4034

Re: new MOBO, CPU, RAM and cooler <= 200Euro

OK, maybe I exegerated to much. I'm not sure actualy if I can hear it or if it is just the PSU. I can hear my PC only late at night, after 22h or so, rest of the day ambient noise is higher.....I will test noise with fan disconected. I guess I just expected too much. With case open I can clearly hea...
by capoeira
Tue Sep 27, 2011 6:09 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: new MOBO, CPU, RAM and cooler <= 200Euro
Replies: 18
Views: 4034

Re: new MOBO, CPU, RAM and cooler <= 200Euro

so I got the b_tch running. Who said the Scythe Grand Kama fan is quiet? I'm using the smart fan feauture of the MSI-motherboard. Set to 50° target and min-fan-speed of 0. But the fan runs at abou 620 rpm though. While temps in idle are around 35 (without casefans). Why is it running at 620rpm when ...
by capoeira
Thu Sep 22, 2011 3:39 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Suspending HDDs with non-elastic cord
Replies: 7
Views: 2000

Re: Suspending HDDs with non-elastic cord

first time I tried suspending I used non-elastic cord, with the result that a lot of vibrations still got sent to the case via the cords:
viewtopic.php?p=546551#p546551
by capoeira
Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:36 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: new MOBO, CPU, RAM and cooler <= 200Euro
Replies: 18
Views: 4034

Re: new MOBO, CPU, RAM and cooler <= 200Euro

I just ordered: 1 INTEL Core i3 2100 2x3.1GHz boxed 95,77 € 1 Scythe Grand Kama Cross 33,99 € 1 4GB KINGSTON CL9 ValueRAM PC3-10667U 19,99 € 1 Arctic Silver V 8,99 € 1 MSI H61MU-E35, H61 (B3) (dual PC3-10667U DDR3) 57,66 € 216,40 € I went from the cheaper MSI-board to this one because the other one ...
by capoeira
Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Homebuilt quiet PC case
Replies: 25
Views: 7396

Re: Homebuilt quiet PC case

grandmasterfuz wrote:my dad is insisting that i finish repairing my bike..
repair your bike
by capoeira
Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:16 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: new MOBO, CPU, RAM and cooler <= 200Euro
Replies: 18
Views: 4034

Re: new MOBO, CPU, RAM and cooler <= 200Euro

on the Arch-Linux thread a guy is saying that the stock-spu-fan could satisfie my needs, too....what you think?
https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=986807
by capoeira
Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:33 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: new MOBO, CPU, RAM and cooler <= 200Euro
Replies: 18
Views: 4034

Re: new MOBO, CPU, RAM and cooler <= 200Euro

I'll take the MSI-Board.....it's only 1,50 Euro more and seam to have better Bios-feauteres. also I won't need 2 PCIs and having 1 more PCI-e will be an advantage in the future. Also the "better name" And I definitely believe that Scythe sell their own thermalpaste, so why do you need to buy thermal...
by capoeira
Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:48 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: new MOBO, CPU, RAM and cooler <= 200Euro
Replies: 18
Views: 4034

Re: new MOBO, CPU, RAM and cooler <= 200Euro

So, I dicided to go with Sandy Bridge 2100. I could have a package with the Phenom II x4 965 for the same price but: 1) all phenom2 motherboards I found have Ati onboard or GeForce<8xxx (Ati-driver on Linux is not ideal at the moment) 2) If all say it's very good, there must be a reason 3) half the ...
by capoeira
Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:47 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: new MOBO, CPU, RAM and cooler <= 200Euro
Replies: 18
Views: 4034

Re: new MOBO, CPU, RAM and cooler <= 200Euro

thanks man I know what cpu-intensive tasks are. And your right, most of the time they are not running. I'm not fixed to passiv-cooling....but the cooler must be more silent than my Antec Neo Eco 520 I posted this topic in this forum, too (for anybody interested): https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic....
by capoeira
Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:52 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: What's the most budget video card w. plays high-def. videos?
Replies: 18
Views: 4150

Re: What's the most budget video card w. plays high-def. vid

I forgot to answer. I had bought a cheap second hand GF 6200 and it plays 1080p flawlessly (at least here in Linux).

But as life goes, suddenly i have the opportunity to buy a new board, but that's a new topic: viewtopic.php?f=28&t=63032
by capoeira
Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:52 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: new MOBO, CPU, RAM and cooler <= 200Euro
Replies: 18
Views: 4034

new MOBO, CPU, RAM and cooler <= 200Euro

So sooner as expected I have the opportunity to buy a new system. I live in Brazil, but since imported things here are more expensive and I will have guests from Germany I'm going to buy my system in Germany. Wait!!!, before replying "Sandy Bridge": I know it outperforms the AMDs ATM but I can get a...
by capoeira
Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:38 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Possible to turn off video card?
Replies: 4
Views: 2326

Re: Possible to turn off video card?

you do that in your Bios. check Bios-manual.
by capoeira
Tue Aug 16, 2011 7:21 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: What's the most budget video card w. plays high-def. videos?
Replies: 18
Views: 4150

Re: What's the most budget video card w. plays high-def. vid

From time to time I run into disk swap... from browser memory leakage. . On my system firefox only blows up if I leave it open a whole day with various tabs open. Just closing and reopening ff resolves this. I realy never run into swap, but my system boots with around 120MB of memory usage only, so...
by capoeira
Tue Aug 16, 2011 4:35 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: What's the most budget video card w. plays high-def. videos?
Replies: 18
Views: 4150

Re: What's the most budget video card w. plays high-def. vid

CA_Steve wrote:
Doesn't 1.5GB of RAM impede your performance more than anything else? Is your HDD in a perpetual state of disk swap with your RAM?
no, I never get to swap. I use Linux with a lightweight Window-manager (E17)
by capoeira
Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:00 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: What's the most budget video card w. plays high-def. videos?
Replies: 18
Views: 4150

Re: What's the most budget video card w. plays high-def. vid

Mr Spocko wrote: It would help if the OP would provide more information on his system spec wise

MSI PM8M3-V H mainboard with Pentium D 925. I'm using the onboard video-card. 1,5GB DDR1 ram.

So, I gota buy a new mainboard anyways, lol
by capoeira
Tue Aug 16, 2011 6:41 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: What's the most budget video card w. plays high-def. videos?
Replies: 18
Views: 4150

Re: What's the most budget video card w. plays high-def. vid

I will wait until end of year, when I buy new mainboard-cpu-set. I thought requirement would be lower, I wont buy one of those cards for 1/4 of the price of a mainboard+CPU since I'm planing to upgrade anyways.

thanks.
by capoeira
Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:57 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec Neo Eco 450C ???
Replies: 3
Views: 3575

Re: Antec Neo Eco 450C ???

I bought the 520 and I am satisfied. I have a Pentium D (known to be "hungry") and fan-speed (and noise) only increases after 10min of full CPU-stress.
by capoeira
Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:54 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: What's the most budget video card w. plays high-def. videos?
Replies: 18
Views: 4150

What's the most budget video card w. plays high-def. videos?

What's the most budget video card wich plays high-def. videos AND (you guessed it) doesn't make much noise.
I do no gaming, so the weakest card wich plays high-def videos is perfect for me.

Thanks
by capoeira
Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:22 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: CoolerM Sileo 510 vs Antec Sonata Proto vs CoolerM Centurion
Replies: 20
Views: 4880

Re: CoolerM Sileo 510 vs Antec Sonata Proto vs CoolerM Centu

I do audio production. At the end of a production it requires rendering, too. But the amount of data is nothing compared to photo or video rendering. The only time I use full CPU-power besides this is when compiling software...but most software is fast compiled, too. My doubt was/is, if for example:...
by capoeira
Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: CoolerM Sileo 510 vs Antec Sonata Proto vs CoolerM Centurion
Replies: 20
Views: 4880

Re: CoolerM Sileo 510 vs Antec Sonata Proto vs CoolerM Centu

unpluged the CD/DVD writer as I use it about 5 times a year....found out it got hot even when not using it. I would like to thank this forum again as I am very satisfied with my result one question about CPU-power: I am thinking of buying a new mainboard an cpu by the end of the year. Now I'm asking...
by capoeira
Thu Aug 11, 2011 2:08 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: CoolerM Sileo 510 vs Antec Sonata Proto vs CoolerM Centurion
Replies: 20
Views: 4880

Re: CoolerM Sileo 510 vs Antec Sonata Proto vs CoolerM Centu

thanks man, I was working today. I baught some elastic thning and suspended the HDs below the FDD-case. I must say, I am very impressed with the result, it's like they are not there anymore, even at full-read-benchmark I only hear them geting close to the case. new temps below. I installed the Penti...
by capoeira
Thu Aug 11, 2011 7:21 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: CoolerM Sileo 510 vs Antec Sonata Proto vs CoolerM Centurion
Replies: 20
Views: 4880

Re: CoolerM Sileo 510 vs Antec Sonata Proto vs CoolerM Centu

it's an ooooold MSI PM8M3-V H mainboard wich by it's time already was a value board. lol CPU is a P4 HT 3.06Mhz (got a Pentium D 925 here, but I didn't get it stable, will try it again) I reanabled the 800rpm at the back, this time reversed (airflow noise is unaudible like this), so it blows ovr the...
by capoeira
Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:24 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: CoolerM Sileo 510 vs Antec Sonata Proto vs CoolerM Centurion
Replies: 20
Views: 4880

Re: CoolerM Sileo 510 vs Antec Sonata Proto vs CoolerM Centu

So, now i got my Sileo 510 and my Antec Neo Eco 520 First thing, the Sileo 500 in the test got two 800rpm fans. Mine came with a 1200rpm in the back and 800rpm in the front. and the 1200rpm is loud. thought to me: change them, in the front behind the brezer the 1200 will rotate slower done - noise o...
by capoeira
Wed Aug 03, 2011 3:04 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Identify this?
Replies: 3
Views: 830

Re: Identify this?

corkscrew :mrgreen:
by capoeira
Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:35 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Top thermal paste / thermal interface material 7/2009
Replies: 7
Views: 7384

Re:

I wonder how Pepsodent (tooth paste ) does against their top 5? . following test (in portuguese) has tooth paste included. looking at the graphic the last 4 are: "batom rosa" = pink lipstick "creme dental" = tooth paste "creme dental (12h depois)" = toothpaste after 12 hours "sem pasta térmica" = w...