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by clive r
Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1050 Ti review compilation thread
Replies: 54
Views: 49754

Re: GTX 1050 Ti review compilation thread

I'd think you could run the fan at a much lower rpm and still maintain decent temps. Would you mind trying? Whoops, I meant Noctua, not Nexus. This one (Noctua NF-A9x14) stalls at 1000rpm, and it's not that stable, so I've left it at 1200. It has the advantage of being slim, but I should imagine an...
by clive r
Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 1050 Ti review compilation thread
Replies: 54
Views: 49754

Re: GTX 1050 Ti review compilation thread

I received and installed the Palit Kalmx card yesterday and am pleasantly surprised. Most of the quiet versions of the 1050ti seem to be quite long, which isn't ideal owing to the position of the hard drive cage in my case. Also I have a thing for big shiny heatsinks :) First thing to say is you can...
by clive r
Sat Nov 20, 2010 3:57 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Coolermaster's Fanless TC-100 mini-ITX case
Replies: 33
Views: 15971

Re: Coolermaster's Fanless TC-100 mini-ITX case

It looks like this little case is now available from Caseking in Germany with a range of heatpipe adapters.

There's a full review at TechPowerup
by clive r
Tue Apr 27, 2010 4:26 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Best Ati 5770 Air cooler?
Replies: 51
Views: 15952

I'm looking to upgrade to a 5750/5770 and it seems from discussion so far that the best solution is the HR-03 rev A. But I can't find any in stock here in the UK or indeed anywhere in Europe. The MSI 8600GT I'm using has the cooler wrapped round the top of the card in the same way and it works well ...
by clive r
Tue Apr 27, 2010 4:20 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
Replies: 272
Views: 348053

BENQ E2200HD
I have this display wall mounted and connected to my HTPC.
It's a great screen and the backlight is silent, but as it warms up it creaks!
Really annoying when you're watching a movie!
by clive r
Fri Nov 07, 2008 1:01 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
Replies: 272
Views: 348053

HP L2335

Audible whine at less than 96% brightness. This is my second one, the first was louder. It's not blindingly bright so can be run at 100%, but the S-IPS panel is a bit power hungry at this setting.
by clive r
Mon Dec 12, 2005 2:41 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Squeezebox 3 Digital Music Box
Replies: 94
Views: 81261

There is another more stand-alone digital media device I'm trying to get a sample of... www.olive.us Very slick. No need for a PC.
That's amazing.

Fanless and 7w in playback mode
by clive r
Mon Dec 12, 2005 1:36 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Squeezebox 3 Digital Music Box
Replies: 94
Views: 81261

This looks like an interesting and well thought out device. It's nice to see products coming on the market which offer genuinely decent sound quality, as opposed to just hype. I'd just like to back up some of the general remarks Mike makes about digital music playback. Having invested in a decent (M...
by clive r
Mon Jun 06, 2005 12:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1634858

The Beethoven Experience

Four days to go!
by clive r
Wed May 25, 2005 12:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Audiophilia: hobby or disease? (CONTINUED)
Replies: 226
Views: 115439

Would this keep it going?
by clive r
Sat May 14, 2005 1:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Audiophilia: hobby or disease? (CONTINUED)
Replies: 226
Views: 115439

Audiophilia nervosa is a potentially serious complaint, especially in the wallet department. I used to suffer from this myself, but like Beyonder ended up with a home built/modified valve (tube) system which has turned out to be remarkably satisfying. These days I just replace parts when something g...
by clive r
Wed Oct 06, 2004 1:36 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Spinpoint drives from overclockers.co.uk
Replies: 12
Views: 3913

One word to say about Overclockers UK: AVOID!! I returned a heatsink I got from them under the distance selling regulations. They tried to charge me and denied any knowledge of the legislation, and it took well over a month and several (polite) threats to get my money back. IMO they have a bad attit...
by clive r
Thu Apr 08, 2004 12:27 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: slk3700 suspension mod
Replies: 8
Views: 4162

I've had two drives in this setup for a couple of months now and slippage hasn't been an issue yet. I put marks on the cage for levelling so it would show. I was surprised myself at how secure it feels, I obviously hit on the right combination of cord/clip. A smaller diameter clip under the existing...
by clive r
Wed Apr 07, 2004 10:28 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: slk3700 suspension mod
Replies: 8
Views: 4162

Trip

Almost certainly. As it happens it's unlikely to be going anywhere in the near future, which is just as well given the weight of the thing. If it were I'd wedge some foam down the sides, or use the regular mountings as Aphonos pointed out.
by clive r
Wed Apr 07, 2004 12:50 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: slk3700 suspension mod
Replies: 8
Views: 4162

Aphonos,

Yes, I left the top and bottom slots unmodified in case I fouled up, ahem, I mean for transportation purposes.

I hear what you say about the drives slipping down. Nothing has moved yet but will definitely keep an eye on it. Getting all those knots lined up could be a serious business!
by clive r
Tue Apr 06, 2004 2:06 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: slk3700 suspension mod
Replies: 8
Views: 4162

slk3700 suspension mod

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/clive.rosso/spcr/dd3%20005c.jpg Here’s my take on hard drive suspension, a modified SLK3700AMB drive cage based on Aphonos’ method. The default Antec setup while good doesn’t seem able to tame the noise of the Barracuda completely. I cut out four strips in the sides of ...
by clive r
Sun Apr 04, 2004 4:02 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Getting there
Replies: 0
Views: 2719

Getting there

Having lurked around here for long enough here are some pictures of the two systems I’ve built so far. Both are extremely quiet though not totally silent of course. Thanks to everyone for all the input and ideas. http://homepage.ntlworld.com/clive.rosso/spcr/sm20%20031b.jpg System 1 Generic case/ Ha...