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by Kevin Ar18
Thu Mar 23, 2006 8:40 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can a CRT screen be noisefree?
Replies: 9
Views: 4597

I have a Sony Trinitron monitor (model: Multiscan E400), and I don't think it makes any noise, however, I have other stuff making noise as well, so I can't really tell. If you are interested in the monitor, however, I could check for you. On another note, why don't you want an LCD monitor? Persnally...
by Kevin Ar18
Tue Jan 25, 2005 8:18 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: What do I do if mobo does not have enough fan connections?
Replies: 1
Views: 1121

What do I do if mobo does not have enough fan connections?

A particular motherboard that I am thinking of getting only has 1 fan connection. I was considering adding two case fans to the computer at some point in the future. Thus, I was wondering if I would still be able to do this at some point. If so, does this mean I would have to plug one of the fans di...
by Kevin Ar18
Fri Dec 17, 2004 4:43 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Nvidia 6600GT AGP. Zalman compatible?
Replies: 24
Views: 7945

I dunno, that looks pretty similar to the stock 6600GT cooling... Does anyone have personal experience with the MSI card to know whether it is different (and quieter) than the stock heatsink/fan? Edit (added): BTW, here's some info I found on Google regarding MSI quiet fans. It seems to indicate th...
by Kevin Ar18
Tue Dec 14, 2004 10:40 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Found a GF 6600 GT AGP online but is it too loud?
Replies: 36
Views: 11542

Re: Found a GF 6600 GT AGP online but is it too loud?

According to this review http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=2295&p=19 The Chaintech is one of the quietest GF 6600 GT AGP cards around. It just showed up on a local store's website: http://www.greenlyph.com/product_info.php?products_id=783 I have a quiet Zalman cooler on my P4 and a quie...
by Kevin Ar18
Mon Dec 13, 2004 8:27 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Quit CPU cooler that will fit in a limited space
Replies: 4
Views: 1392

Re: The Alpha?

Hello Kevin: What about the Alpha? It will not overhang the rectangle that is the "allowed" space... Are you referring to this one? http://www.silentpcreview.com/article178-page3.html BTW, here's one I came to at the last minute: http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=35-185-111&...
by Kevin Ar18
Mon Dec 13, 2004 6:54 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: How do you measure fan cut-outs on a case?
Replies: 3
Views: 1293

How do you measure fan cut-outs on a case?

I have a case with a fan cutout on it. How do I measure what size fan would fit the cutout? I tried measuring horizonally, from the edge of one screw, or mount, hole to the other. I came up with something like ~68 - 75mm, however that isn't any of the common three sizes (120, 92, 80). Did I measure ...
by Kevin Ar18
Mon Dec 13, 2004 4:40 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Quit CPU cooler that will fit in a limited space
Replies: 4
Views: 1392

Have you looked into the Nexus low profile heatsinks? http://www.nexustek.nl/ppr1030.htm I was just looking at that. :) But I couldn't make sense of it. There were three areas of concern: 1) The CPU might be a Prescott around 3Ghz. However, that particular page shows two different noise levels for ...
by Kevin Ar18
Mon Dec 13, 2004 4:07 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Quit CPU cooler that will fit in a limited space
Replies: 4
Views: 1392

Quit CPU cooler that will fit in a limited space

I'm looking for a quiet CPU cooler with as low a cost as possible (say not more than the Zalmans) but that can fit in a limited space. Use this motherboard for reference: http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=13-127-160&depa=0 In my current system, there is only a few mm between ...
by Kevin Ar18
Sat Dec 11, 2004 4:20 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Some Arctic Cooling Silencers not so good?
Replies: 9
Views: 2660

Have you bought the card yet? If not, Gigabyte do one with a proprietary passive cooler. Unfortunately, I need one with AGP; otherwise the Gigabyte card would be a good choice. I've also looked into the cose of choosing a PCI Express motherboard instead of an AGP motherboard, however the prices did...
by Kevin Ar18
Fri Dec 10, 2004 8:27 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Some Arctic Cooling Silencers not so good?
Replies: 9
Views: 2660

anything else bad about them?
Will reducing the voltage basically make them just as good as the VGA one?

BTW, I don't suppose you know if any of them support a Geforce 6600GT?
by Kevin Ar18
Thu Dec 09, 2004 9:36 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Some Arctic Cooling Silencers not so good?
Replies: 9
Views: 2660

Some Arctic Cooling Silencers not so good?

I'm trying to figure out what kind of quiet cooling solution to use on a Geforce 6600GT. The Arctic Cooling Silencers look interesting. However, I heard that the ATI and NV silencers may not be as good as the older VGA slilencer (louder? bad fans?). Is this true? If so, are there any other alternati...
by Kevin Ar18
Thu Dec 09, 2004 6:08 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Some Arctic Cooling Silencers not so good?
Replies: 0
Views: 976

Some Arctic Cooling Silencers not so good?

Want to post this in the VGA Forum.
--removed and re-posted there....
Sorry about that.
by Kevin Ar18
Sat Dec 04, 2004 4:54 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Warning about Gigabyte X700
Replies: 6
Views: 2679

Thanks for the info.
I fixed it here:
http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewto ... 333#132333
by Kevin Ar18
Tue Nov 30, 2004 1:37 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: XFX Geforce 6600GT - Is it noisy?
Replies: 1
Views: 1293

XFX Geforce 6600GT - Is it noisy?

I need a new video card if I am going to play some newer 3D games. One of the cards I was interested in was the 6600GT. Unfortunately, I need an AGP model, and the only option is something like the XFX 6600GT AGP version, which has a fan on it. Does anyone have any experience with this card? Is it n...
by Kevin Ar18
Sat Nov 20, 2004 1:28 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Would putting a duct (or pipe) over the fan make it quieter?
Replies: 1
Views: 971

Would putting a duct (or pipe) over the fan make it quieter?

Although there are a number of video cards that have passive cooling, the ones that I actually want do not have any type of passive cooling, and since I don't want to void the warranty, I don't want to mod the video card. Has anyone every tried putting a duct or pipe over the fan of a card to see if...
by Kevin Ar18
Sat Nov 20, 2004 1:12 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fanless VGA Cards list -- a start!
Replies: 156
Views: 310820

Thank you for the information. I had read about that issue before, but since you brought it up I guess it might be a good idea to add that info to the list. Also, do you suppose you could edit your previous post and include some step by step instructions on how to update the BIOS? Here's what I had ...
by Kevin Ar18
Fri Nov 19, 2004 12:03 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Need quiet video card advice
Replies: 11
Views: 3125

Got my EVGA 6800nu at a local store that posted an add in the paper.. I thought it might be a typo but it was 239.99 so I drove an hour in a damn storm to get it... I got the last new one they had on the shelf... after that it was two open box returns that were left. The same video card is 293 ship...
by Kevin Ar18
Thu Nov 18, 2004 12:09 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Nidec Samsungs in US
Replies: 8
Views: 2425

eXcaliberPC.com will hand pick Samsung drives for you. I called them up and asked them about this. From what I was told, he said that they were aware of this issue. (I guess other people called them and asked for the same thing?) He told me to just enter the information into the comments field when ...
by Kevin Ar18
Tue Nov 16, 2004 1:59 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Need quiet video card advice
Replies: 11
Views: 3125

Re: Need quiet video card advice

Hi All, Are there any cards with somewhat comparable performance to the 9800 Pro 128 MB that could be quieter (IE- produce less heat)? If not, what's the current quietest (and effective) cooling solution for the 9800 Pro? The Arctic Cooling cards are looking the best to me simply because they exhau...
by Kevin Ar18
Tue Nov 16, 2004 1:57 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: passive PowerColor SCS X700XT
Replies: 6
Views: 1698

Thanks for the information. I added it to the post here: http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?p=132333#132333 BTW, there was an issue where Powercolor supposedly mis-represented a Radeon 9800 XT product in the past. (I haven't actually read enough to confirm with 100% certainty that it was...
by Kevin Ar18
Mon Nov 08, 2004 7:05 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fanless VGA Cards list -- a start!
Replies: 156
Views: 310820

Apparently, there are two flavors of Gigabyte 9200 that is NOT passive: The R92128DH and the R92128VH . This is a little strange to me why they have several different designs for the same chipset, but it should be noted. Thank you, I added the info. ----------------------- On another note... As for...
by Kevin Ar18
Fri Nov 05, 2004 12:16 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Where can you get fan grills and filters?
Replies: 5
Views: 1674

Someone in another thread of mine gave me a link to another site. I found some grills that seem to fit what I was looking for here: http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?cPath=36_91_110&osCsid=8f8c91e961f60fecb3dc0e6fd85154bf They also had an interesting filter: http://www.performance-pcs...
by Kevin Ar18
Thu Nov 04, 2004 8:10 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Where can you get fan grills and filters?
Replies: 5
Views: 1674

Where can you get fan grills and filters?

I'm considering the possiblity of cutting some holes in the case for placing some fans. However, if I do that, I'll need a fan grill to cover the hole. In addition, I would like to place some kind of filter in front of the fan to catch dust. So... What are some reputable sites that I could get fan g...
by Kevin Ar18
Thu Nov 04, 2004 7:59 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Some sites that sell a wide range of cases or unique cases
Replies: 9
Views: 2336

Thanks for the links. If anybody knows of some more, feel free to post them. I know I've seen several sites in the past that had lots of different models. On another note, after considering the issue some more (as well as seeing the prices), I'm thinking that maybe modding my current case would be b...
by Kevin Ar18
Thu Nov 04, 2004 7:00 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI Radeon 9550 video cards surveyed - passive or fan?
Replies: 4
Views: 4599

All the Sapphires appear to be passive according to newegg:
http://www.newegg.com/app/SearchProduct ... asp?DEPA=0
by Kevin Ar18
Sat Oct 30, 2004 3:08 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Some sites that sell a wide range of cases or unique cases
Replies: 9
Views: 2336

Some sites that sell a wide range of cases or unique cases

I was wondering if some of you know of some sites that sell a wide range of case (and include large pictures of them on the site). The more choices the better - as it gives me more options in finding one I like. I'm not so much concerned about how reputable the site is. All, I'm looking to do is see...
by Kevin Ar18
Fri Oct 29, 2004 2:53 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fanless VGA Cards list -- a start!
Replies: 156
Views: 310820

Nice work, Kevin. :) I'd like your OK to convert this to a Recommended VGA article on the main site (w/your byline). Perhaps you'd like to help keep it up to date? About the only thing that would be worth adding is a comment on special / unusual features, plus general use recommendation -- 4 main c...
by Kevin Ar18
Thu Oct 28, 2004 9:33 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Gigabyte X700 to be fanless
Replies: 5
Views: 1827

I used the information you all provided to update this post:
http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewto ... 333#132333

BTW, on a personal note, thanks for the info.
by Kevin Ar18
Thu Oct 28, 2004 1:59 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Manufact. that let you replace heatsink? & keep warranty
Replies: 2
Views: 1182

Manufact. that let you replace heatsink? & keep warranty

Does anyone know of a video card manufacturer that will let you replace the heatsink/fan with a quieter model and it not void the warranty? Or, perhaps, a retailer who sells modded cards with several years warranty? ...Or a retailer that will give you a warranty (from them) that covers mods to the h...
by Kevin Ar18
Thu Oct 28, 2004 12:51 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fanless VGA Cards list -- a start!
Replies: 156
Views: 310820

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