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by Lsv
Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:52 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec Isk-110
Replies: 10
Views: 13969

Re: Antec Isk-110

Looks good and clean. Nice job.
by Lsv
Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:35 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fractal Design Define R4 launches
Replies: 108
Views: 430194

Re: Fractal Design Define R4 launches

Doesn't really do much for me bit Meh design wise. I also think the cooling is OTT for most bar heavy overclockers. I've nowhere to put an internal card reader (I use 2 optical bays) I'm sure it's decent enough and will do pretty well Not exactly a major revolution though is it? I think it's great,...
by Lsv
Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:12 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 1600 Watt PSU
Replies: 1
Views: 901

Re: 1600 Watt PSU

Get two.
by Lsv
Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:09 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel Dropping SSD Prices 37% - 26.4%
Replies: 1
Views: 1361

Re: Intel Dropping SSD Prices 37% - 26.4%

Good for consumers but most enthusiasts have switched to Crucial and Samsung. On the bright side this will drive down prices even more :)
by Lsv
Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fractal Design D3 vs Antec P280 vs Corsair Obsidian 550D
Replies: 7
Views: 5616

Re: Fractal Design D3 vs Antec P280 vs Corsair Obsidian 550D

I'd go R3 or 550D. Simply because both can block all the extra ports via vent blockers from each company.

Price wise the R3 wins but build quality is a bit better on the 550D.
by Lsv
Mon Jul 16, 2012 5:09 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Fractal Define R3
Replies: 14
Views: 4407

Re: Fractal Define R3

Hi there, I have a fractal define r3 and I was wondering how I can configure it for optimal silence and cooling. At the moment it's pretty quiet but I think I could do better. I'm currently running a amd 955 processor which always seems to be exceeding the maximum operating temperature of 62 Centig...
by Lsv
Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:02 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Finally inaudible! (to me at least), decided to share.
Replies: 6
Views: 3304

Re: Finally inaudible! (to me at least), decided to share.

Clean up your cabling man!
by Lsv
Mon May 28, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Best case for me atm?
Replies: 2
Views: 1160

Re: Best case for me atm?

Hey! I'm upgrading my case, and i cant decide of the new one. I need something quiet but efficent enough for a gaming pc. My specs: AMD Phenom II x4 810 W/ 212 evo Asus gtx 560 Asrock mATX mobo (im gonna upgrade to ATX soon so case needs to support atx) 8gb kingston ddr3 1600mhz My budget is 100€ M...
by Lsv
Mon May 28, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7750 crossfire?
Replies: 5
Views: 3282

Re: 7750 crossfire?

For years I've had a noisy computer and find myself finally wanting to try to make a quiet computer. I saw that the Radeon 7750 (sapphire) has a fanless version. It appears that they can be setup in crossfire. Has anyone tried doing it yet and had success? Or am I better off getting a slightly beef...
by Lsv
Sat May 19, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Cougar vs Corsair vs Noiseblocker
Replies: 2
Views: 2369

Re: Cougar vs Corsair vs Noiseblocker

I have to choose between: -Cougar Vortex HDB CF-V12H - http://www.cougar-world.com/products/fans/vortex_hdb.html -Corsair AF120 - http://www.corsair.com/cpu-cooling-kits/air-series-fans/air-series-af120-quiet-edition-high-airflow-120mm-fan.html -Noiseblocker Multiframe M12-S1 - http://www.noisebloc...
by Lsv
Sat May 19, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Entirely passively cooled PC setup, easily made yourself
Replies: 2
Views: 4314

Re: Entirely passively cooled PC setup, easily made yourself

Neuzel wrote:See this description how to create an entirely passively cooled desktop PC using standard components and some simple materials. http://www.neuzel.com/silentpc/howtobuild.php.
I really don't like the duct tape on his PC. It makes his setup seem amateur... even if it works.
by Lsv
Wed May 16, 2012 8:06 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Replace Silverstone FT-02?
Replies: 9
Views: 3441

Re: Replace Silverstone FT-02?

Nearly year ago I replaced my modified Antec P180 with an Silverstone FT-02. Since then I have also rebuild my system. From the first day I got the case, I have felt a little dissapointed. The case itself is great, but it just might not bee the right one for me. Now when there are Antec P280 and Co...
by Lsv
Wed May 16, 2012 8:05 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Quiet CPU heatsink for a DH101 case. (Height < 100mm / 3.6")
Replies: 8
Views: 3304

Re: Quiet CPU heatsink for a DH101 case. (Height < 100mm / 3

Hello, this is my first post in this forum, I have just bought a second-hand Thermaltake DH101 HTPC case and would like to start filling it. Either I will use an Athlon II X4 631 (or the newer 651) or I will try and get a used i7 2600k off an ebay equivalent site. So I don't know yet what socket MB...
by Lsv
Wed May 16, 2012 8:03 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS i7 860, amd 5550 single slot fanless, seasonic X400
Replies: 1
Views: 2412

Re: FS i7 860, amd 5550 single slot fanless, seasonic X400

Hey all I am getting rid of my old rigs: i7 860 no box $200 OBO http://wildinterests.com/gallery/upload/2012/05/13/20120513105121-f9d57535.jpg AMD 5550 fanless single solt with box $40 http://wildinterests.com/gallery/upload/2012/05/13/20120513104440-a1f155cf.jpg seasonic X-400 fanless $70 OBO http...
by Lsv
Mon May 14, 2012 8:19 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermal paste..
Replies: 17
Views: 4580

Re: Thermal paste..

Used to be a die hard AS-5 user I still use it a bit from time to time. Wondering what folks are using for thermal paste any suggestions? I used to be a die hard AS5 user until a guy at a comp shop said try out MX4, so I did and temps went down 1.5c at idle, about 2-3 at load. Nothing fancy but it ...
by Lsv
Sun May 13, 2012 2:21 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quiet harddrive for gaming and storage
Replies: 3
Views: 3751

Re: Quiet harddrive for gaming and storage

My good old WD 640AAKS seems to be entering its dying state. Last two days it has sometimes disappeared in Windows, and when scanning for errors with WDs diagnostic tools it find bad sectors, but then gets an error when it tries to fix them. So I'm now looking for a new drive with the following cri...
by Lsv
Fri May 11, 2012 8:28 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Which PSU should I [choose]?
Replies: 1
Views: 1004

Re: Which PSU should i choice?

I've got a e3 1230V2. But I don't know which PSU is the most suitable. 1.antec bp430 plus 2.antec neo eco 400 3.antec eco EA-380D GREEN If I had to choose from that list I'd go with the Eco 400, modular cables, manufactured by Seasonc and 80+. The other two are made by Delta, which is a good compan...
by Lsv
Fri May 11, 2012 8:25 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Silence Epson 8350 Projector
Replies: 2
Views: 3045

Re: Silence Epson 8350 Projector

Just curious if anyone here has tried silencing a projector? I know you can make a hush box for projectors but I was hoping there might be a different solution. Replacing the fan? Remove the projector housing? Etc? I could not anyone having done any of these before and I was hoping someone in the S...
by Lsv
Fri May 11, 2012 8:23 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Are APC rack mount UPSs quiet enough?
Replies: 11
Views: 3992

Re: Are APC rack mount UPSs quiet enough?

As far as I know any UPS will only get loud when needed. While idling/charging the fans won't be needed but the instant you lose power they'll kick into full gear until not needed or they run out of juice.
by Lsv
Fri May 11, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Hardware.info tests 393 case fans
Replies: 1
Views: 1166

Re: Hardware.info tests 393 case fans

My that's a lot of fans!
by Lsv
Fri May 11, 2012 8:18 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone GD05
Replies: 3
Views: 1611

Re: Silverstone GD05

Just picked this up for a new build. Two questions: - should the fans on both sides be pointed to push air out of the case? - should I replace the fans? I have three Zalman fanmates. System will be in a closed Salamander Twin cabinet with the back open -will have an xbox360, ps3, and comcast box - ...
by Lsv
Fri May 11, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Orico 9558 Disk Storage Fan Mod
Replies: 1
Views: 2123

Re: Orico 9558 Disk Storage Fan Mod

Good stuff, why would they even ship it with two tiny whiney fans :(
by Lsv
Fri May 11, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Logic Supply LGX AG150 complete PC (review sample)
Replies: 1
Views: 1233

Re: Logic Supply LGX AG150 complete PC (review sample)

MikeC wrote:Exactly as reviewed: http://www.silentpcreview.com/Logic_Supply_LGX_AG150

Retail: US$716.70
Offered: $450
That looks great, sure beats my Zotac MAG for silence :(
by Lsv
Fri May 11, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: How To Build a Water Cooled Mini-ITX SFF PC w/ Ivy Bridge &
Replies: 1
Views: 4854

Re: How To Build a Water Cooled Mini-ITX SFF PC w/ Ivy Bridg

Neat little box, nothing out of the ordinary though. If they dremeled some more they could probably fit a Maingear Epic 180mm closed loop system in there :)
by Lsv
Fri May 11, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPC Build. Not what I was expecting
Replies: 2
Views: 973

Re: HTPC Build. Not what I was expecting

Hello. After doing extensive research on my HTPC build and buying all the components I end up finding this forum. Oh well never too late. My problem has to do with the noise being produced by my new HTPC build. It's an Antec Three Hundred case with an ASRock motherboard, a Cooler Master 500, and an...
by Lsv
Fri May 11, 2012 4:58 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Securely attaching fan to Minja
Replies: 11
Views: 2509

Re: Securely attaching fan to Minja

I can see the logic in that but I think it would be too fiddly for my brother to remove the rubber bands when he receives it. I also want to find a simpler alternative to the clips for even when it's not in transit, as they're almost impossible to get in place with the motherboard in the case, so i...
by Lsv
Fri May 11, 2012 2:21 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Motherboard for a HFX Classic build
Replies: 1
Views: 982

Re: Motherboard for a HFX Classic build

Have you checked any of the Zotac boards? They'll all have Bluetooth/Wifi and maybe one of their Z77 models will have Thunderbolt too.
by Lsv
Fri May 11, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: ivy bridhe i7 3770 best cpu cooling please advice
Replies: 2
Views: 1819

Re: ivy bridhe i7 3770 best cpu cooling please advice

Putting a heatsink inside the case would just make that move air as warm as inside the case no? Using an H60 is fine, there are quieter solutions of course as the H60 pump is connected to the CPU block. I'd much rather go D14/Silver Arrow for that price and for OCing - reason being the pump on the H...
by Lsv
Fri May 11, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Securely attaching fan to Minja
Replies: 11
Views: 2509

Re: Securely attaching fan to Minja

I'd take a few rubber bans and cover the whole HSF with them to secure the fan in place for long distance transit.
by Lsv
Fri May 11, 2012 2:07 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: More fans ---> Less noise!
Replies: 1
Views: 4042

Re: More fans ---> Less noise!

Very nice and tidy.

I agree on the more slow fans is quieter than a single high rpm fan. I've a crapton of Noctua's in my main rig and they're all around 400rpm. Much quieter than having just a few at 800 or less at higher rpm.