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by afrost
Tue Oct 30, 2007 8:12 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800 GT - all passive, fully clocked, sickness in a can
Replies: 43
Views: 33565

~El~Jefe~ wrote:
Why not be a silent snob, eh? the site isnt called mildly noisy gaming pc review.
came back to this forum after being away for a long time.....glad to see you are still a douchebag.

i welcome the forum ban.......
by afrost
Mon Oct 29, 2007 12:24 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800 GT - all passive, fully clocked, sickness in a can
Replies: 43
Views: 33565

don't be a silent snob

this website exists for the benefit of everybody.....yes even those of us who like to play games at retarded resolutions.
by afrost
Mon Nov 13, 2006 10:06 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: The First SPCR Fan Round-Up
Replies: 44
Views: 37196

Just one more data point, I paid a bunch of money for an expensive 80mm Pabst fan a while ago and it is very clicky as well. Huge waste of $20. I now know that you don't need to spend that much to find a quiet fan :oops:
by afrost
Fri Jul 21, 2006 1:17 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Zalman VF900 modded with a 80x25 Scythe DF - Updated, Photos
Replies: 7
Views: 5795

what is that northbridge heatpipe tower? looks cool


edit: got it...HR-05
by afrost
Thu Jul 20, 2006 9:10 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe "Summit" Mine Heatsink
Replies: 33
Views: 24686

but if you are THAT concerned about the noise wouldn't you just go for a ninja? do you think the relative performance of the heatsinks will change very much going from 12V to 7V? I think it's pretty easy to see that the Ninja is going to be better at both voltages......and it's pretty easy to see wh...
by afrost
Wed Jul 19, 2006 9:38 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe "Summit" Mine Heatsink
Replies: 33
Views: 24686

Does the mounting mechanism allow you to choose direction of the fan? If not would it be blowing towards the back of an ATX case on a S939 motherboard or up towards the PSU? On most K8/AM2 mobos, the Mine blows toward the exhaust fan, not the PSU. Thanks for the info, and the person who answered ab...
by afrost
Tue Jul 18, 2006 6:44 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe "Summit" Mine Heatsink
Replies: 33
Views: 24686

Does the mounting mechanism allow you to choose direction of the fan? If not would it be blowing towards the back of an ATX case on a S939 motherboard or up towards the PSU?
by afrost
Sat Jul 15, 2006 4:13 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: New 500GB Caviar - Not so Quiet!
Replies: 14
Views: 5153

My desktop is three feet from my head with a spinpoint and a barracuda (the single platter you reviewed) isolated with rubber webbing (as you suggest) and it is about 1/2 the sound level (and a much better quality sound) than the music computer 9 feet away with the WD caviar (not suspended). so you...
by afrost
Tue Jul 04, 2006 9:30 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Western Digital WD2500YD
Replies: 3
Views: 2876

well the SE16 500GB tested on SPCR is a FOUR platter driver and still on par with SP80(1 platter) so why would a WD2500KS 3-platter be a problem? I am myself looking at either WD2500KS or T7K250 but Im kind of curious about next-gen Hitachis (T7K500) waiting around the corner! http://www.hitachigst...
by afrost
Thu Jun 29, 2006 9:10 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Caviar SE16 performance?
Replies: 6
Views: 2794

get back to AV123 you bastard :lol:
by afrost
Mon Jun 26, 2006 12:46 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: The lesser of which evils?
Replies: 8
Views: 2981

http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=32340

i'm looking at this WD model....it only has 2 platters for 250 gigs
by afrost
Sun Jun 25, 2006 7:57 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Western Digital WD2500YD
Replies: 3
Views: 2876

Western Digital WD2500YD

This drive was just reviewed on Anandtech. The thing I find interesting about it is that it only has two platters for 250 gigs where as the SE16 line uses 3 platters for 250 gigs. I was thinking about buying an SE16 based on the SPCR review but now I'm thinking that this may be the way to go. http:/...
by afrost
Thu Jun 22, 2006 1:10 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Bad time to buy a new HD ?
Replies: 14
Views: 5005

go with the WD SE16.....even if there is some sample variance it is obviously capable of being very quiet. i don't trust other review sites assesment of accoustics. they often make stupid conclusions about numbers that are obviously within the error of their test equipment/setup.
by afrost
Tue Jun 06, 2006 8:48 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: New passive VGA coolers from startup company Aero-Case
Replies: 131
Views: 88166

If they are a small US company that makes their products here I might be willing to pay a bit more to support the local guy.

oh and they also have a 100% satisfaction policy....worth something for sure.

Hopefully we will see a review soon.
by afrost
Fri May 12, 2006 2:19 pm
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: [RANT] Subjective impressions after testing 9 hard drives
Replies: 12
Views: 20923

to get rid of "hissing" try damping the coils of the inductors on the motherboard and power supply with epoxy or hot glue. don't completely cover them because they may need to dissipate some heat....but get one half of them so the coils can't vibrate.
by afrost
Tue Apr 11, 2006 9:45 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 35 Watt X2 3800 on the way from AMD
Replies: 38
Views: 25026

re: yonah

now all we need are some good core duo motherboards.....

the 1.8 GHz actually isn't that expensive at $300.....with a motherboard that can overclock I would consider it.
by afrost
Tue Apr 11, 2006 6:30 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 35 Watt X2 3800 on the way from AMD
Replies: 38
Views: 25026

jaganath wrote:
Then just imagine when AMD shrinks to 65nm... 20w dual cores?
Aren't the low voltage Core Duo already there? Duo LV-L2400 has a TDP of 15W.
X2 3800 would blow it away for gaming though

:D ......yes i'm a fanboi
by afrost
Mon Apr 10, 2006 10:18 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 35 Watt X2 3800 on the way from AMD
Replies: 38
Views: 25026

huh....that's an interesting take. I think I am often interested in even tiny incremental improvements because I am in the weird "quiet overclocker" niche. I want to squeeze every bit of performance out of my system for gaming....but keep it nice and quiet at the same time. So I am kind of intereste...
by afrost
Mon Apr 10, 2006 8:23 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: 35 Watt X2 3800 on the way from AMD
Replies: 38
Views: 25026

35 Watt X2 3800 on the way from AMD

http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/sh ... i=2738&p=2

This will be a nice candidate for silent systems....I wonder how much it will cost :?:
by afrost
Thu Dec 08, 2005 9:52 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asus A8R-MVP.....best S939 motherboard?
Replies: 52
Views: 17509

she's out!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813131584

the price should drop down about $15 pretty fast......but I'm just going to order it anyway.
by afrost
Thu Dec 08, 2005 9:14 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec NeoHE "High-Efficiency"
Replies: 606
Views: 408828

That's interesting that your temps were significantly lower Hellspawn.....only because so many people were complaining about the S12 "dumping" heat back into the case.
by afrost
Thu Dec 01, 2005 11:23 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asus A8R-MVP.....best S939 motherboard?
Replies: 52
Views: 17509

i will push the board pretty far. with today's processors and heatsinks or watercooling you can get quiet overclocking without much effort when you have a stable motherboard. i want a quiet machine that is still a gaming monster in my second bedroom. the "almost silent" computer is in the living roo...
by afrost
Wed Nov 30, 2005 2:19 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: RENAMED - Intel Yonah review thread
Replies: 69
Views: 29436

a64 wont be better than this. I wish it were so, but I am doubting that. a64 is better for several reasons in heat and such, but this is a short pipeline dothan with 2 megs cache total. dothans presently when overclocked go just about 50% over what their base speed is while still being cooled by a ...
by afrost
Wed Nov 30, 2005 11:56 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: RENAMED - Intel Yonah review thread
Replies: 69
Views: 29436

that looks pretty sweet......finally some competition for AMD next year in the performance per watt area.

Hopefully this competition will get us some kick ass 65nm Athlon 64s some time next year.
by afrost
Fri Nov 25, 2005 1:15 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asus A8R-MVP.....best S939 motherboard?
Replies: 52
Views: 17509

~El~Jefe~ wrote:anything with nforce4 runs very hot without a fan on the chipset.

id stick to the asrock hands down.
it's not an nforce4 board
by afrost
Fri Nov 25, 2005 2:15 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asus A8R-MVP.....best S939 motherboard?
Replies: 52
Views: 17509

i don't think very many people here are interested in SLI or Crossfire video cards for heat output reasons. there are also very few situations that it proves to be cost effective. for most people a 7800GT would be enough card for the next year all by itself.
by afrost
Wed Nov 23, 2005 12:33 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Asus A8R-MVP.....best S939 motherboard?
Replies: 52
Views: 17509

Asus A8R-MVP.....best S939 motherboard?

http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=2617

What's not to love?

stock passive chipset coolers
great overclocker with passive stock cooling
HD Audio
firewire
cheap price

This board seems to be exactly what I have been waiting for to replace my quirky Asrock dual SATA.
by afrost
Thu Nov 17, 2005 11:30 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Is there a difference between the VF700-Cu and the Fatal1ty?
Replies: 6
Views: 1957

you can leave it at 5V all the time.....that's what I do.

I have my x800gt unlocked to 16 pipelines and the core clocked to 540. even at 5v the zalman still does a better job than the stock cooler.
by afrost
Tue Nov 15, 2005 4:45 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Swap fan on a VF700
Replies: 25
Views: 12497

it would be really easy for them to release an "extra quiet" version for a few bucks more with a better fan....maybe even a taller copper heatsink for those of us with room.
by afrost
Tue Nov 15, 2005 4:35 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Mobo coil whine?
Replies: 5
Views: 2188

glue those noisy little buggers