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by jerdenberg
Mon Nov 30, 2015 2:07 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus GTX 980 Ti Strix OC Graphics Card
Replies: 10
Views: 10826

Re: Asus GTX 980 Ti Strix OC Graphics Card

In "The Asus GTX 980 Ti Strix OC is a double threat", is the last "h" intentional?
by jerdenberg
Thu Oct 10, 2013 11:13 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Asus GPU Tweak
Replies: 5
Views: 5703

Re: Asus GPU Tweak

I encountered this thread when searching for info about GPUTweak after installing an ASUS Radeon 7950 DirectCUII TOP today, where the GPU fan is clearly audible, even at the 10% shown in the picture above. The fact is that the 10% is "Duty", not a percentage of maximum fan speed, and the fan is at 1...
by jerdenberg
Mon Sep 02, 2013 6:01 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic G360W gold for $60 - Review & Giveaway!
Replies: 169
Views: 158990

Re: Seasonic G360W gold for $60 - Review & Giveaway!

At first I thought it was electrical, sounding more or less like the transformer hum of old, but with the power supply on my desk and running without a load, I get the impression it is produced by the fan, especially as the hum comes on when the fan spins up after switching on, and fades when the fa...
by jerdenberg
Sun Sep 01, 2013 1:03 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic G360W gold for $60 - Review & Giveaway!
Replies: 169
Views: 158990

Re: Seasonic G360W gold for $60 - Review & Giveaway!

Based on all the positive comments, I bought two G-450 power supplies, but both of them produce the worst hum I've heard in years. In fact, the hum is the only sound I hear from under the desk where the pc is located. As replacements for Nexus value power supplies, they are complete failures. I wond...
by jerdenberg
Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:24 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Momentus XT in preference to a Caviar Green?
Replies: 7
Views: 3376

Re: Momentus XT in preference to a Caviar Green?

For what it is worth: I had purchased a Momentus XT 500GB for my laptop, but dumped it because of the horrible resonances it produced (the laptop is a Lenovo T420).
by jerdenberg
Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:48 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SpeedFan: A Guide to Universal Motherboard Fan Control
Replies: 19
Views: 13707

Re: SpeedFan: A Basic Guide to Motherboard Fan Control

It can even be made to run from start-up, the only problem being that it won't show up in the task bar. In my w8 test pc I first configured it to my liking by running it from the desktop, then scheduled it to run silently (the spin-down of the CPU fan shortly after start-up demonstrates that it is r...
by jerdenberg
Tue May 15, 2012 11:42 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: New 23 or 24 inch monitor Ultrasharp?
Replies: 22
Views: 7284

Re: New 23 or 24 inch monitor Ultrasharp?

Don't know about other users, but the two 24" Dell ultrasharp monitors we have here produce an unpleasant whine when the brightness is lowered.
by jerdenberg
Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:21 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Reasons to buy a desktop for moderate use?
Replies: 9
Views: 5046

Re: Reasons to buy a desktop for moderate use?

Unless you value the mobile features and/or small size of a laptop, it seems to me you can build a decent noiseless desktop with at least comparable performance for a fraction of the cost of a good laptop. And as commented above, a silent, able laptop is a rare thing, if any exist.
by jerdenberg
Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Corsair Obsidian 550D Quiet Mid-Tower Case
Replies: 18
Views: 12666

Re: Corsair Obsidian 550D Quiet Mid-Tower Case

Thanks for this review of an interesting case!

On page 3, cable management uses a very special technique: cables are typed down :)

With respect to the side panels, does the fact that they are thin affect performance to a measurable degree [noise-wise and/or structurally]?
by jerdenberg
Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:24 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone Fortress FT02 Revisited
Replies: 39
Views: 18194

Re: SilverStone Fortress FT02 Revisited

The link to the Antec P280 on the first page is broken (it has a hyphen, antec-p280, instead of the underscore it should have, antec_p280).

Edit by Admin: Fixed
by jerdenberg
Sat Aug 27, 2011 4:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Silent UPS
Replies: 74
Views: 79029

Re: Silent UPS

For years, we have been using APC Back-Ups 650; heavy metal, no discernible sound. When a battery of one of these went bad, I decided to trade in the entire UPS for the newer model Back-UPS 650 CS; unfortunately this new model produces a high-pitched whine; while the whine is so high that I can't he...