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by Yomat
Sat Aug 30, 2008 5:15 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Need something more silent than WD5000AAKS
Replies: 19
Views: 5464

Just wanted to point out that I saw on the other GP thread that there are newer 1TB versions out there with 333 GB platters. As for the seeks: I agree that seeks are less bothersome than whine and vibration. And those are very good on this model. Nevertheless my drive has more bothersome seek noise ...
by Yomat
Mon Aug 25, 2008 7:05 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Need something more silent than WD5000AAKS
Replies: 19
Views: 5464

I have the WD5000AACS Caviar Green 500 GB. It is extremely quiet, especialy when soft mounted (I use the silicone mounts on the P180 Mini). It is more than fast enough, and when I boot Windows or Linux (I have dual boot) I don't even notice any difference in speed compared to 7200 RPM drives. The W...
by Yomat
Sat Jun 28, 2008 5:34 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Xigmatek HDT-S1283 & SD964 "heatpipe direct-touch&q
Replies: 160
Views: 71685

Some AMD socket observations: On my unit the groves for the clip is deeper. Like 4mm instead of 2mm like in the pictures I see of it in the review. Tricky to tell if the clip is centered or not. Had to mount it a couple of times to make sure it was fairly centered. Also dont know if my clip was bent...
by Yomat
Sat Jun 28, 2008 3:58 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fractal Design Silent
Replies: 4
Views: 2649

Tjena!

Which other page? Which type of fan? I'm looking for info on the 140mm:
http://www.fractal-design.com/?view=pro ... =4&prod=19

Unless someone can point out where I can get YateLoon 140mm im EU.
by Yomat
Thu Jun 12, 2008 10:05 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Case with power supply at the base?
Replies: 17
Views: 5785

PSU on the other bottom side of the motherboard might cause unexpected exposure to EMI That's why real PSUs have metal casing... Unlike junks like these which radiate EMI regardless where they are. Hehe.. woohaa. One could think that the market for internal computer components focus on elderly wome...
by Yomat
Tue Jun 10, 2008 12:03 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Case with power supply at the base?
Replies: 17
Views: 5785

This is a perhaps wayward question for this forum, alas I dont know where else to ask where someone might know the answer: Is it possible that putting a PSU on the other bottom side of the motherboard might cause unexpected exposure to EMI and such and thereby cause problems? Foremost I am thinking ...
by Yomat
Mon Jun 02, 2008 7:11 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Granite Case
Replies: 11
Views: 2792

The windows wasnt a good option. For noice insulation nor for estetics.

Although if I built something that workintense I would also go for a conservative layout that is known to be functional. Better to try crazy design ideas with prototype material.
by Yomat
Fri May 30, 2008 7:53 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Depakote seizure disorder anxiety
Replies: 5
Views: 2131

Otto69 wrote:I've injured my hand, but it should be healed up in a week or so.
I know how that sucks. I injured my hand once when doing grille-cutting on my case. Had to wait several weeks before I could finish the job and put the computer back together.

G'luck with the build when youre better.
by Yomat
Thu May 22, 2008 8:28 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Deciding on a case
Replies: 17
Views: 6643

-it seems that my Corsair VX450W makes a high pitched sound ( but i can only hear it if i put my ear in the back of the PSU) should i be worried? Its called 'coil whine' and is usually nothing to worry about. Some units have it worse than others though. If its very loud it might be reason for RMA. ...
by Yomat
Mon May 12, 2008 7:15 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Western Digital GP 500GB vs. 1TB
Replies: 4
Views: 2571

elpibe10 wrote:
Yomat wrote:BUMP.

Wondering the same. 500gb is one platter but at the same time StableTracâ„¢ is not available on 500gb and I wonder what difference it makes.
500GB has 2 x 250GB platters. 1TB has 4.
Ah, thanks. Makes more sense. I think it was the GP review that stated one platter.
by Yomat
Sat May 10, 2008 6:28 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Western Digital GP 500GB vs. 1TB
Replies: 4
Views: 2571

BUMP.

Wondering the same. 500gb is one platter but at the same time StableTracâ„¢ is not available on 500gb and I wonder what difference it makes.
by Yomat
Fri May 09, 2008 3:29 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Three Hundred
Replies: 14
Views: 23470

Peoples are mounting their HDD's upwards, uprightm, downwards without significant problems. Some cases I have HDD's are even placed Side ways, like P18x down chamber. So suspending them sideways is not a problem. Well.. its not a problem for HD mechanics. I find it to be a bit more difficult though...
by Yomat
Fri May 09, 2008 3:23 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Case with power supply at the base?
Replies: 17
Views: 5785

Coolermaster 690 also has PSU at bottom. Both 590 and 690 are supposed to use 120mm fan PSU which should face downward to suck air from hole in the bottom of the case. Although I'm not sure if there is any filter included there.
by Yomat
Fri May 09, 2008 3:15 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Hole-sealing method, what do you use?
Replies: 8
Views: 2787

Potsy's method sounds pretty good for fan mount places you dont use at the moment. Especially if the grilles are curved. Are you other two talking about Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning aluminum tape? That sounds quite proper for the job. Heat resistant and durable. Although how is it to rem...
by Yomat
Wed May 07, 2008 6:40 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Hole-sealing method, what do you use?
Replies: 8
Views: 2787

Hole-sealing method, what do you use?

Method and materials for covering vent holes/fan holes etc.
by Yomat
Wed May 07, 2008 6:09 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Caviar SE16 single-platter 320GB hard drive poll
Replies: 54
Views: 70319

Heehe. The ole bait'n'switch con. Also popular among the LCD brands. Too bad I hate gambling.
by Yomat
Wed May 07, 2008 5:54 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Why does Antec use lousy fans?
Replies: 31
Views: 8109

Probably belong in fan subsection but while we're on the topic: How does that tri-cool switch work? Does the switch change voltage, resistance or something else?
by Yomat
Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:37 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Deciding on a case
Replies: 17
Views: 6643

Just remember the extra modding cost when comparing to p18x/solo/etc. :) I'm not sure if you have them available but back when I joined this forum Compucase/HEC had a few models that were ok for low budget silence buffs. 6A19 and 6A21. They spot 0.8mm thick metal (think most cases you looked at were...
by Yomat
Mon Apr 28, 2008 12:08 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec p182 vs antec solo
Replies: 35
Views: 11823

Re: I have several of each, and prefer the P182

Unless I am missing something (always possible...), you need to remove the side door (which requires rear access) to open the Solo front panel, *then* take the filters out. Since we keep all our computers under desks, this is a major PITA and I find we rarely clean the filters. In the P180/182, the...
by Yomat
Mon Apr 28, 2008 8:13 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Deciding on a case
Replies: 17
Views: 6643

Nice evaulation there. Although, cant say if any of them is much better than the other. I've also tried to look around for alternative cases but it seem like noone comes close to SOLO/P18x. Other cases are just too compromising. For instance, you cant have both a light case and good vibration insula...
by Yomat
Sat Apr 26, 2008 2:32 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec p182 vs antec solo
Replies: 35
Views: 11823

Re: I have several of each, and prefer the P182

Same dilemma for me. The air filters are also *much* easier to clean, and with most BIOS now reliably supporting keyboard power-on the door is a non-issue. Why is that? Looks like filters in both are easily accessible. Price difference around here is rather low. About the cost of one noctua 120mm. A...
by Yomat
Fri Apr 25, 2008 4:53 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Three Hundred
Replies: 5
Views: 2896

An all-5.25" version could have made it a very nice budget case. Yep. Like the ninehundred you mean? I guess its automatically higher cost for such features. You know any other cases that are like that? Looks like Coolermaster Cosmos S is one of them. PSU is bottom-mounted in this case but there's ...
by Yomat
Thu Apr 24, 2008 8:40 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Three Hundred
Replies: 5
Views: 2896

Antec Three Hundred

Noone seen it? It looks like it might be something. http://www.ozhardware.com.au/Case-Reviews/Antec-Three-Hundred-Gaming-Case-Review.html Anyone spot any problems right away? Noise escaping from the front could be one. Possibility for HD suspension is also a questionmark. The huge HD tray seems fixed.
by Yomat
Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:22 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Undervolting confusion and underclocking
Replies: 9
Views: 4307

Thanks, yuu. Seems like it makes no difference for temp either. Ah well.. indicates that its probably a safer bet to go for a lower end card. Unless, as already mentioned, you're into doing some real hw modification.
by Yomat
Fri Feb 15, 2008 12:07 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Undervolting confusion and underclocking
Replies: 9
Views: 4307

yuu wrote:clock speed has no effect at all! in idle, 300mhz or 600mhz core, the system is the same ~110W, maybe i'm wrong, that's what i see. memory saves 4W when 1/2 clock.
Interesting. Do you have a temp sensor on your GPU? Would be interesting if that changes between 300mhz and 600 mhz.
by Yomat
Wed Feb 13, 2008 5:05 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Undervolting confusion and underclocking
Replies: 9
Views: 4307

Re: Undervolting confusion and underclocking

Underclocking (and some limited undervolting) is controllable via software on most new GPUs. That must be via GPU bios then. Undervolting in video cards can be very challenging. It's hard to undervolt most cards in software at all. And only some can be undervolted(with some work) in bios. The only ...
by Yomat
Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:10 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Undervolting confusion and underclocking
Replies: 9
Views: 4307

Undervolting confusion and underclocking

Heylo. Browsed this section for a bit now and I cant seem to figure out a few things: When you write about 'undervolting' in BIOS. Are you refering to graphics card BIOS or motherboard BIOS? Is there a difference and how do they play out? And how about 'underclocking'? Is it possible on newer genera...
by Yomat
Sat Jan 19, 2008 8:57 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: [LCDs] make my eyes [hurt]
Replies: 34
Views: 9397

I've had some similar experiences. I always used CRT at home. I was working for a while on an old 17" TFT which was fine. Then I switched to a newer 19" TFT and my eyes cracked to pieces. Had to go back to the 17". I think this could be a possible cause together with the whiteness and the brightness...
by Yomat
Tue Dec 11, 2007 8:32 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: VGA card power dissipation
Replies: 136
Views: 274203

I'm shifting between 8600GT and 8500GT. The specs of 43 and 40 watts must be for the GPU only on equal draw or something. Just looking at the passive cards from ASUS and Gigabyte the 8600GT looks more like 70W and 8500GT maybe like 40W. I dont know how much DDR3 draws compared to DDR2 but there must...
by Yomat
Tue Dec 11, 2007 7:56 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: 92mm vs 120mm
Replies: 5
Views: 2460

I'd check with Ralf again, but I'm betting he's changed his tune since then. It's much easier to find a "super-quiet" 120mm fan these days than a 80mm/92mm for a decent price. Don't be scared off by cases with 120mm intakes. If you end up needing it (you may not), you'll be grateful for the better ...