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by Talz
Sun Dec 31, 2006 1:33 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: which x1950 Pro (AGP) and what cooler?
Replies: 10
Views: 6601

I don't think I've ever seen a dual AGP board so crossfire support seems pretty impossible. :P Powercolor comes with a cooler from arctic cooling so I'd consider trying that and then decide to upgrade it or not. I've never used that model of cooler but it should be a lot better than the standard one...
by Talz
Tue Dec 19, 2006 12:06 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: is P180 still the boss
Replies: 12
Views: 5187

It is mutually exclusive. Overclockers want a case that can provide as much CFM through the cpu/video card as possible. So the more 120mm fan holes the better. Silencers want as few moving parts as possible. So preferably only 1x 120mm fan hole for exhaust. I didnt say you cant make the p180 quiet,...
by Talz
Tue Dec 19, 2006 11:42 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P180 Very Noisy ! (Don't trust reviews)
Replies: 31
Views: 11851

Thanks for the helpful comments of others. I will now no doubt buy a new fan, and look towards blocking off the top vent. My point in writing this is not simply for the sake of writing it, I've spent $5000 on a PC, and having trusted a lot of reviewS and comments, simply in my oppinion of course, f...
by Talz
Thu Sep 22, 2005 7:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Optimus Keyboard + "Transformers"
Replies: 32
Views: 11844

That's pretty cool. 8)
by Talz
Sun Sep 18, 2005 2:29 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: "Play Only" HTPC ideas?
Replies: 7
Views: 3972

If you're using XP Media Center the Xbox 360 is supposed to work as a media center extender if you get $399 verson. I'm not sure if this is ideal for you, but the added bonus of a next gen console isn't bad imo!
by Talz
Fri Apr 29, 2005 4:36 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Abit rebadged Radeon X700
Replies: 7
Views: 2106

It's very rare that anything is really different aside from the heatsink/fan used and/or the software bundle.
by Talz
Fri Apr 29, 2005 3:48 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Abit making heatpipe northbridge cooler
Replies: 3
Views: 3543

I'm not sure it's the best solution but it is interesting at least.
by Talz
Fri Apr 29, 2005 3:42 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: aluminum case - any hope of quieting?
Replies: 9
Views: 4483

A generous helping of acoustipack will definately help. You really should narrow down exactly what the buzzing is first though. I would simply remove the side panels and listen to what's making the most noise though and tackle those parts first. Acoustipack is great and will make a decent aluminum c...
by Talz
Fri Apr 29, 2005 3:35 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec p160 or ...
Replies: 3
Views: 1775

I like aluminum cases, I like Antec, but Antec's aluminum cases are just flimsy from what I've seen. Basically Antec tends to use thin materials, this is not a huge problem with steel even if it is not optimal for acoustics. But with aluminum it will become a big problem. They do have some improveme...
by Talz
Mon Apr 25, 2005 8:02 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P180 in UK (pre-order)
Replies: 16
Views: 5114

I still think that to get the crazy gamers include a good quiet 500watt 24pin powersupply with the case for 200bones and they will sell to the gamers and the silenters too. Antec could have multiple models too with and without p/s. Antec does not have any power supplies that would fit this qualific...
by Talz
Mon Apr 25, 2005 7:57 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Antec cases being shown at CES on pcmag.com
Replies: 473
Views: 326120

Missing an announced deadline generally results in more unhappy potential customers than missing an internal deadline. Either is frustrating to people waiting but more people will be waiting for an official date.
by Talz
Mon Apr 25, 2005 7:37 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Mutemat
Replies: 47
Views: 25035

Get some sent out for review! :)

I'm buying a new case in June and it's likely I'll decide to dampen it. And a US retailer would be nice to.
by Talz
Mon Apr 18, 2005 12:52 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Antec cases being shown at CES on pcmag.com
Replies: 473
Views: 326120

It's not marketed to just SPCR types. I think it may have been included simply because some people,(especially certain segments of the overclocking crowd) expect a high end case to have a top exhaust of some kind.
by Talz
Mon Apr 18, 2005 10:38 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: S12 430 enough power????
Replies: 16
Views: 4040

Not everyone shares the same reality. On this forum, reality is silence. On the other forum, reality is power. Anything posted on either forum must be considered in light of these differing perspectives about "reality." Any modern quality 430W power supply is plainly enough and then some for the se...
by Talz
Fri Apr 15, 2005 12:32 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Antec cases being shown at CES on pcmag.com
Replies: 473
Views: 326120

To stop stuff like paperclips from falling into the fan. Not to mention all the dust that would gather there when the fan is not running. This depends a bit on locale, but I suppose the chances of things falling into the fan while running has to do with locale as well (ie whether or not one has kid...
by Talz
Tue Apr 12, 2005 8:01 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Anyone have a loud Dell XPS gaming rig they want silenced?
Replies: 19
Views: 29442

That's gonna be a bear if the stock power supply is noisy.
by Talz
Tue Apr 12, 2005 7:56 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Why you dont need 500 watts
Replies: 30
Views: 7569

Re: Why you dont need 500 watts

You WILL need 500 watts if you have hot air moving into the psu from the case. an isolated, open breathing psu doesnt get hot and therefore, puts out much more wattage of power at higher draws. You WILL need 500 watts if your psu is not efficient. You have a good point that heat effects efficiency,...
by Talz
Tue Apr 12, 2005 11:22 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian Li 6070B and 120mm exhaust fan.
Replies: 13
Views: 2894

I haven't tried this but the external 120mm does not seem like it would be great at quieting things down to me. Removing your intake fans can do some good, personally I prefer to use very low rpm intake fans though, it may have been my imagination but they seemed to very slighty quiet the HDD sounds...
by Talz
Tue Apr 12, 2005 11:16 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Coolermaster new Sleeve Bearing 120mm LED fans : Mini-review
Replies: 16
Views: 5614

akwok wrote:Yep, dead on.

madman2003 : They have one more 120mm fan, but it's supposedly 11cfm.. which is useless :(.
Wow 11 cfm, I agree that sounds pointless. Even an 80mm fan should be able to move that much air silently.
by Talz
Tue Apr 12, 2005 11:13 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Cooler Master SUF-S12-EB safe for Mobo?
Replies: 6
Views: 1958

It is a balancing act, but I do believe there's been a trend upwards. Not that 8W is going to be typical anytime soon but it's definately to their benefit to keep not only costs low but returns/repairs low as well. Not only for the costs involved but the product image as well. If you get an image as...
by Talz
Mon Apr 11, 2005 12:22 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Cooler Master SUF-S12-EB safe for Mobo?
Replies: 6
Views: 1958

It's really in the best interest of enthusiast manfucturers to have fan headers that can push a decent wattage. It will save them from returns/warranty repairs on mobos as it's very hard to prove someone overloaded a fan header and it wasn't defective to begin with.
by Talz
Sat Apr 09, 2005 7:52 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Lian Li case
Replies: 16
Views: 6343

if you use a phantom that needs to disipate heat via its aluminum fins, and those fins are touching a grilled-out style aluminum case, it HAS to get cooler temps than painted recycled steel. That steel case = Al case for heat idea has not been tested in a system that relies on psu heatsink transfer...
by Talz
Thu Apr 07, 2005 10:52 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Tom's review of the new Pentium Dual Core CPU's...
Replies: 22
Views: 6754

I would have liked to see maybe a dual centrino setup if it went to a cheap pricetag with a versatile chipset and socket, yeah, thats not happening. Having LESS of a slow down in foreground tasks on acount of background processes taking up resources wont stop those background processes from taking ...
by Talz
Thu Apr 07, 2005 10:29 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Lian Li case
Replies: 16
Views: 6343

Not sure if you're serious or not, but an Aluminum case will not be cooler than a steel case of the same design. Ok maybe you'll get ambient 1/10th of a degree cooler due to the heat transfer but I doubt it'd be that much. :wink:

What's good about aluminum is the look and the weight.
by Talz
Thu Apr 07, 2005 10:20 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Heat rises is a MYTH!
Replies: 41
Views: 12946

I'd think the calm air around your typical lamp would have shown the same thing. :P Always good to experiment though, you never know what whacky idea will actually work out well until you try it!
by Talz
Thu Apr 07, 2005 11:26 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My future system: will it be reasonnably quiet?
Replies: 9
Views: 2737

Personally I would start out with a quieter fan on the CPU. Then I would look at the northbridge and quieter VGA cooling as already suggested. They will both be annoying stock, at least I would find them to be annoying. I would get a Seasonic over a Fortron but both are reasonable choices and in fac...
by Talz
Thu Apr 07, 2005 11:15 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: AMD 64 system - Audigy 2 question (plus some Nexus sourcing)
Replies: 13
Views: 3384

Re: AMD 64 system - Audigy 2 question (plus some Nexus sourc

I hav ethe Lian Li V1000B case, and there are front media ports on the front bezel. It has the usual mic in, headphones out and 2 USB ports. I'd like to connect it to my Audigy 2 Value card, but I can't figure out where to plug it in. Have any of you done this? Creative Labs decided to display thei...
by Talz
Thu Apr 07, 2005 11:04 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: WTF i found my loudest source of noise: my monitor!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 6363

Hah CRT whine is my number one complaint with my system right now. I would've switched to an LCD panel if I wasn't using the notebook so much more lately.
by Talz
Thu Apr 07, 2005 11:00 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Adbuster's Take on Noise: SPCR's "Anthem?!"
Replies: 20
Views: 49205

Except for the mosquitos, going out into the country or out on the water is amazing. It's much more natural. Hopefully corporations will catch on that workers are more productive when they aren't blocking modern noises. I agree but nature can get annoying some days to, particularly crickets! I hate...
by Talz
Thu Apr 07, 2005 10:48 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Rants about Hardware review sites...
Replies: 31
Views: 27886

There are some good and very valid points made. I still have a small list of hardware sites I will check for info, some of them are big and definately skew things at least part of the time. Still they are useful, just take most reviews with a grain of salt, look at is being said on other sites, and ...