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by Troveo
Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:09 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: IPS monitor, radiation, and sharp object question
Replies: 4
Views: 2952

Re: IPS monitor, radiation, and sharp object question

thanks everybody for the answer, i appreciate it!
it puts me at ease :D
by Troveo
Sat Apr 18, 2015 1:00 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: IPS monitor, radiation, and sharp object question
Replies: 4
Views: 2952

IPS monitor, radiation, and sharp object question

Hiya fellow Silent PC enthusiast..., I have a Dell 23 inches IPS monitor. Just now I accidentally scratched the monitor with a steak knife. It has a little scratch as per the picture below. I'm Asian, and not particularly savvy with computers, but my parents (when I was a kid) were particularly wary...
by Troveo
Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:24 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: my 1st pc build (mid-range), went from 0 knowledge
Replies: 43
Views: 16669

Re: my 1st pc build (mid-range), went from 0 knowledge

hello... so... i just bought a new case for my PC. NZXT h440. yeay! finally its available locally!! according to the h440 user manual, i "have" to mount the PSU facing down. and as some of you may know, nzxt h440 has this little intricate PSU cover for covering the backside of the PSU. however... fr...
by Troveo
Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:23 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR (EDIT: now 12 years)
Replies: 61
Views: 48626

Re: 2002-2012: A Decade of SPCR (EDIT: now 12 years)

thank you very much SPCR members, thank you thank you :P
by Troveo
Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:41 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Close to silent pc!
Replies: 21
Views: 6294

Re: Close to silent pc!

Thank you so much for sharing Troveo! :D Actually I had been following your thread...how do you like your 1st pc build so far? I haven't bought anything yet...still undecided about what kind of system I am going to build. Atm I am still doing a lot of research, reading about other users' experience...
by Troveo
Fri Mar 21, 2014 7:42 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Green vs. WD Red for quietness?
Replies: 61
Views: 46649

Re: WD Green vs. WD Red for quietness?

"Endless retries" = can't access data, drive repeating a clear pattern of noises as the heads try and try again. "Consistent waking" = the drive "wakes up" from low power states into operation the same way every time. Worn out or damaged drives may fail to start "cold" (from long power-off), or sta...
by Troveo
Fri Mar 21, 2014 6:14 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Green vs. WD Red for quietness?
Replies: 61
Views: 46649

Re: WD Green vs. WD Red for quietness?

SMART data and drive performance are pretty much the only indicators for your average consumer. If both are okay (no SMART warnings, no endless retrying, consistent waking, no sudden freezes etc.), then the drive is more than likely okay. Diagnostics can be used to detect performance degradation an...
by Troveo
Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:07 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Green vs. WD Red for quietness?
Replies: 61
Views: 46649

Re: WD Green vs. WD Red for quietness?

Well, as you've concluded yourself, the thing to do would be to listen and compare. Maybe find someone who also has the new WD Reds. I have no personal experience with the new batch, so I can't really say if it should be "alarmingly loud" or not, but the word out there seems to be that the noise is...
by Troveo
Thu Mar 20, 2014 1:07 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Green vs. WD Red for quietness?
Replies: 61
Views: 46649

Re: WD Green vs. WD Red for quietness?

also i found a post here saying the new wd red head parking set to 8 seconds or smthn. is that why when seeking it's noisy or did i just get bad drive? it doesn't emit any noise when i just access my SSD though, unlike my wd mybook (green) that emits that fan noise sound even when its not being acc...
by Troveo
Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:45 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Building new gaming machine, any advice appreciated!
Replies: 9
Views: 2637

Re: Building new gaming machine, any advice appreciated!

they dont sell evga prominently where i live but between msi and gigabyte, soundwise, msi twinfrozr is better. i can barely hear my r9 270x next to me, and i let my pc case open sometimes.

besides, dont 770 from msi have backplate? isnt backplate cool? lol just saying
by Troveo
Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:44 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Next gaming build
Replies: 79
Views: 107365

Re: Next gaming build

quick question, is your wd red noisy when you use it for gaming / seeking files / making new folders / watching videos...? i have a couple wd mybook 3.5" external which i assume is green, and im aware with it's seeking sound. and the sound the WD red makes is like a drum compare to the green seeking...
by Troveo
Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Close to silent pc!
Replies: 21
Views: 6294

Re: Close to silent pc!

did you get your PSU yet? around a month or two ago, im also confused whether i shud go with superflower fanless or seasonic fanless or save money and go with psu that have quiet fans... i chose superflower fanless platinum, because where i live, the local seasonic distributor when i asked on email ...
by Troveo
Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:39 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Green vs. WD Red for quietness?
Replies: 61
Views: 46649

Re: WD Green vs. WD Red for quietness?

alright im going to jump in with my report as well. i'm a long-time laptop user and i have 6 or 7 wd mybook essential drive. i think the inside of it i assume would be wd green. it's 2 AM here at the moment, i can hear fanlike noise from it. sometimes when i copy paste or saving something to it, i c...
by Troveo
Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: my 1st pc build (mid-range), went from 0 knowledge
Replies: 43
Views: 16669

Re: my 1st pc build (mid-range), went from 0 knowledge

alrighty so... since this is my first PC, all i know when i built it was to make it quiet or silent and have window so i can see what i built i didn't know how it was gonna look until i assembled it and see the finished product. Because... i never see PC components up close nor do i understand what ...
by Troveo
Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:43 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: my 1st pc build (mid-range), went from 0 knowledge
Replies: 43
Views: 16669

Re: my 1st pc build (mid-range), went from 0 knowledge

You accidentally shorted something. It happens. Worst case for me was when I attempted to "hot-swap" some old PATA HDDs back in the day. Fiddling with the power connector I let +12v meet ground in a spectacular fashion. Big spark and the system shut down. But no permanent damage as far as I could t...
by Troveo
Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:42 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: my 1st pc build (mid-range), went from 0 knowledge
Replies: 43
Views: 16669

Re: my 1st pc build (mid-range), went from 0 knowledge

that silver thing is it supposed to be like that? no, its suposed to be on top like the others. sometimes its takes 3 hands to get everything to line up just right. you can just bend it out and fold it back, if you dont want to remount the mobo to fix it. i'll remount, it's fine. i'd like to ask ab...
by Troveo
Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:01 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: my 1st pc build (mid-range), went from 0 knowledge
Replies: 43
Views: 16669

Re: my 1st pc build (mid-range), went from 0 knowledge

Don't worry about the internal USB3-connector. It's a common problem that the fitting doesn't seem optimal, but it usually works just fine. Crappy construction from the start if you ask me. Should have a clip, like the modern SATA cables. A clip would hold the cable in place, and also give a satisf...
by Troveo
Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:58 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: my 1st pc build (mid-range), went from 0 knowledge
Replies: 43
Views: 16669

Re: my 1st pc build (mid-range), went from 0 knowledge

Im sorry if i came off rude. But asking about the types of power connectors on a PSU throws up a red flag i went from completely zero knowledge. from i didn't know what CPU / PSU stands for. i know intel is a processor because i used laptop and i know abt keyboard mouse and monitor but that's all i...
by Troveo
Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:47 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: my 1st pc build (mid-range), went from 0 knowledge
Replies: 43
Views: 16669

Re: my 1st pc build (mid-range), went from 0 knowledge

i did. i didn't come to ask you guys empty-handedly. if it appears like i did ask without any research, well what i can say. i watched careyholzman's 2 hours video. i watched jayztwocents live pc building videos it was an hour plus also. i watched lots of linustechtips videos, and i've watched lots ...
by Troveo
Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:58 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: my 1st pc build (mid-range), went from 0 knowledge
Replies: 43
Views: 16669

Re: my 1st pc build (mid-range), went from 0 knowledge

1)There’s ac97 and hd audio. Which one I shud plug in to the board audio plug? http://i.imgur.com/WQdA9FK.jpg 2) Before buying the board I noticed that most nicer boards have some extra audio features like audio boost / purity sound / etc. => My question is,, if I plug in my speaker or headphone on ...
by Troveo
Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:04 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: my 1st pc build (mid-range), went from 0 knowledge
Replies: 43
Views: 16669

Re: my 1st pc build (mid-range), went from 0 knowledge

that's great to hear, thank you for your explanations. yeah maybe it's polling from the dvd drive. i put uefi dvd and the normal dvd ahead of hdd in boot order. okay, i will enable MSI fastboot on BIOS. 1 dumb question... when you and fleimester mentioned about windows utility for fastboot, you guys...
by Troveo
Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:14 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: my 1st pc build (mid-range), went from 0 knowledge
Replies: 43
Views: 16669

Re: my 1st pc build (mid-range), went from 0 knowledge

alrighty... thank you for you guys answer... 1) on to the motherboard utility. on the MSI board download page there are superRAID / Live Update / Command Center / Supercharger / sound blaster / intel extreme tuning ability / fastboot i hv no experience with PC, but based on the title alone, i think ...
by Troveo
Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:39 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Next gaming build
Replies: 79
Views: 107365

Re: Next gaming build

copy that, i'll keep my post there, thank you very much for your help :)
by Troveo
Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:14 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: my 1st pc build (mid-range), went from 0 knowledge
Replies: 43
Views: 16669

Re: my 1st pc build (mid-range), went from 0 knowledge

So..., i assembled my PC last weekend... Its up and running now. But i hv a couple of questions to ask about the installation though... firstly, the PC pict. this is my 1st PC. thank you very much for SPCR members that've helped me along the way. http://i.imgur.com/0szQ1W5.jpg 1) Regarding Video car...
by Troveo
Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: my 1st pc build (mid-range), went from 0 knowledge
Replies: 43
Views: 16669

Re: my 1st pc build (mid-range), went from 0 knowledge

alright so... it's been a month, partially i was waiting for define R4 to come to the country, but also because i couldn't find time to go to the pc district place last month. i've finally had the time to buy almost everything except SSD. i went with WD Red 2 tb msi h87-g43 gaming SF Golden Silent C...
by Troveo
Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:18 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: my 1st pc build (mid-range), went from 0 knowledge
Replies: 43
Views: 16669

Re: my 1st pc build (mid-range), went from 0 knowledge

My case is on the floor and the center of the case is about 2ft to my right. At this oblique angle it's bright but not blindingly bright. If you stare directly at it from the center, then the center vertical bit is pretty bright. I have not disassembled that part of the case...and really, I don't w...
by Troveo
Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:32 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: my 1st pc build (mid-range), went from 0 knowledge
Replies: 43
Views: 16669

Re: my 1st pc build (mid-range), went from 0 knowledge

Metal Oxide Varistor. Used for surge protection/lightning strikes :) If you have a surge protector then you don't need this in your PSU....and I'd hope you have a surge protector...let alone a UPS. I don't know how stable your power grid is...laptops have a bit of immunity to it as they go through ...
by Troveo
Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:30 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: my 1st pc build (mid-range), went from 0 knowledge
Replies: 43
Views: 16669

Re: my 1st pc build (mid-range), went from 0 knowledge

okay... i just went to buy PSU today and they dont have Superflower golden king 550W so back to the drawing board. They have a Superflower golden silent 500W platinum and a Superflower Leadex Platinum 650W, coming next week. so i'll hold off until next week on buying the PSU. now i just read the rev...
by Troveo
Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:43 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: my 1st pc build (mid-range), went from 0 knowledge
Replies: 43
Views: 16669

Re: my 1st pc build (mid-range), went from 0 knowledge

At any rate, if you don't mind shelling for the U12S, why don't you do the same for an U14S or a C14? Otherwise, why don't you stick the with the Hyper 212? because 212 differences is $30 to $50 (north america e-tailer market price against local price). while noctua 12s is $71 to $77. Similar with ...
by Troveo
Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:15 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: my 1st pc build (mid-range), went from 0 knowledge
Replies: 43
Views: 16669

Re: my 1st pc build (mid-range), went from 0 knowledge

Yes they are, but if the HDD will be your primary drive, then the 2Tb Red could not be the best option: to be fair, it's noticeably quieter than the faster spinning SV, but its 1Tb and 4Tb brother prove to be not as good as a boot drive (the 3Tb seems better: check the relevant SPCR reviews). the b...