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by Viperoni
Wed Jul 13, 2005 8:05 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Please help me quiet my dual Xeon rig :)
Replies: 5
Views: 1831

How whiney and high pitched are the 15k drives? I'm considering getting one... even though my WD 200gb JD is fast enough ;)

As for the fans... I use a 120mm Panaflo L @ 7v and it's quieter than the WD's idle noise, but I don't know if that'd be enough airflow for you.
by Viperoni
Mon Jul 11, 2005 2:30 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Why has this happened to my poor PSU??!!
Replies: 26
Views: 9070

I had similar but not as harsh situation happen with an Enermax 350w and a Epox 8kha+. The PS simply couldn't handle the load on the +5v rail and instead the MB tried to draw more current from the 5v rail in order to make up for the sagging voltage... which caused the heat buildup in the connectors....
by Viperoni
Tue Jun 21, 2005 5:34 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: A8n SLI Premium w/ passive NB...anyone here have it yet
Replies: 30
Views: 11934

PCCanada.com just got it, I saw it in person. Looks pretty cool. The heatpipe appears pretty close to the board too, especially around the actual CPU retention mechanism. It was $240cad though.
by Viperoni
Sun May 29, 2005 7:37 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Abit got mobos with heatpipes!
Replies: 88
Views: 43565

rpsgc wrote:
Viperoni wrote:I WANT TO BUY THIS BOARD NOW!!! lol :lol:
No problem.
http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=22387
I'm in Canada, Newegg doesn't ship up here :(
by Viperoni
Fri May 27, 2005 2:35 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Abit got mobos with heatpipes!
Replies: 88
Views: 43565

I WANT TO BUY THIS BOARD NOW!!! lol :lol:
by Viperoni
Thu May 19, 2005 5:34 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 160GB Nidec SATA -doesnt seem "that" quiet
Replies: 19
Views: 7324

I tested a nidec SP0411N manuf: 03/2005, and it didn't seem as quiet as my nidec SP1604N... and I tested the SP0411 at work in a retail store, vs the SP1604N in a very quiet house.
by Viperoni
Thu May 19, 2005 4:18 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Abit got mobos with heatpipes!
Replies: 88
Views: 43565

Oh-kay, Abit just officially released the 2.0 version of their A8N mobo´s with the new OTES system that utilizes a heatpipe on the NB :D Press release Click on the link in the middle of page, opens up in a popup. Product page . Any idea what time it'll be hitting store shelves? I want that MB :D
by Viperoni
Thu Apr 28, 2005 4:57 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Gonna be getting a new CPU, MB, HS
Replies: 3
Views: 1396

Thank you sir :)

I smell a very quiet system in the making :D
by Viperoni
Thu Apr 28, 2005 3:32 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Gonna be getting a new CPU, MB, HS
Replies: 3
Views: 1396

Although it's a ThermalTake...

Has anybody used the cl-p0071? http://www.thermaltake.com/images/coole ... larged.jpg

Thanks :)
by Viperoni
Thu Apr 28, 2005 3:25 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Gonna be getting a new CPU, MB, HS
Replies: 3
Views: 1396

Gonna be getting a new CPU, MB, HS

CPU: AMD64 XP3000+, already decided. HS: I'd really like to use a Thermalright XP120 heatsink. I've got a SilenX 120mm which I like a lot, and the two should make a very good pair. Now for a MB. I dont want SLI, and I don't need a whole lot of features either. Just stability and overclockability ;) ...
by Viperoni
Wed Apr 27, 2005 5:14 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Abit got mobos with heatpipes!
Replies: 88
Views: 43565

With the location of the NF4 chipset... it would be a bit harder to implement such a setup... but I would definetely like to see it happen.
by Viperoni
Wed Apr 20, 2005 5:37 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: I think I can run this fanless
Replies: 21
Views: 5745

I was unable to run my 300w FSP fanless, I needed to give it a 80mm Panaflo L @ 5v. Made the difference between the sinks getting really warm... and staying very very cool. Plus it helps move some air away from my passively cooled CPU ;)
by Viperoni
Wed Apr 13, 2005 4:16 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: My Seagate 'pulses' - need a new drive
Replies: 13
Views: 3093

I get a similar "pulsing"... to me it sounds like a high frequency squeal or whistle, only lasts for a second or two, but can keep on doing it for a while. I think it happens between accesses as well. I believe I narrowed it down to my WD 250gb SE SATA, but I can't run that drive by itself to verify...
by Viperoni
Sun Apr 03, 2005 4:51 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: So I've just disconnected all of the fans...
Replies: 9
Views: 2672

On my near silent rig, a p2 400 @ 448 with an Alpha p60f120 (or something like that) passive heatsink, 384mb RAM, Samsung SP1604N, I needed a 80mm Panaflo L @ 5v to keep my FSP 300w cool. It ran just a bit too hot for comfort. Otherwise the CPU handles the heat fine, but the HS is MASSIVE with a ton...
by Viperoni
Thu Mar 31, 2005 6:43 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Zalman PSU not as quiet as it claims?
Replies: 19
Views: 4649

Completely agree, my 400B isn't that quiet.
I'm willing to bet it'd work fine with a 80mm Panaflo L @ 7v though.
by Viperoni
Tue Mar 22, 2005 6:02 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: thanks ! Diamond Max 10 - super quiet drive it is indeed..
Replies: 12
Views: 3585

From my experience, a Samsung SP1604N with Nidec FDB is a very quiet HD. I've got it sitting horizontally, with a 2" wide "band" of foam surrounding it. There's also a piece of eggcrate in front of the drive (between the drive and the plastic front bezel). The computer's underneath my table, and wit...
by Viperoni
Thu Mar 17, 2005 12:31 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Need CPU/MB that's good with High Def/TS streams
Replies: 7
Views: 2260

I tried both PowerDVD XP and WMP10, both skipped. All 1080i clips would skip, some 720p's wouldn't skip though. I just tried the VideoLan player, and it's great! :D No more skipping! On this one, 1080i clip, bout 10 minutes long and 1.5gb, it's averaging 95% CPU utilization, but no skips :) Thanks a...
by Viperoni
Thu Mar 17, 2005 8:34 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Need CPU/MB that's good with High Def/TS streams
Replies: 7
Views: 2260

Need CPU/MB that's good with High Def/TS streams

Currently my Mobile 2500, even when overclocked to 2.4ghz (200x12) with 1gb of ram @ 400, and a Radeon 9600 NP or a Radeon 9800 Pro 256mb couldn't play HD streams smoothly. I'd always get choppiness even @ 2.4ghz. My friends P4 3.06 (533fsb) played them flawlessly, even though my CPU should have out...
by Viperoni
Sun Feb 27, 2005 8:36 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How is Western Digital Caviar SE 160 GB?
Replies: 23
Views: 5794

What's kinda cool is the HD has a black top finish, while other HD's onyl have a normal silver metal top. Mine was produced Feb.1, 2005. I saw some other WD's at another store that had the standard silver top finish. I'm assuming those are the older stock and may not have the current decibal rating...
by Viperoni
Sun Feb 27, 2005 3:07 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How is Western Digital Caviar SE 160 GB?
Replies: 23
Views: 5794

I picked up the WD 250gb SE SATA, FDB, manuf Dec.2004... pretty quiet drive!
Can't do any real noise comparo tests, but I can tell you it idles and seeks quieter than a 36.7 Raptor manuf. Aug 2004 ;)
by Viperoni
Wed Feb 23, 2005 8:07 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How is Western Digital Caviar SE 160 GB?
Replies: 23
Views: 5794

I think I'm gonna have to get me a WD 250gb SE :)
by Viperoni
Sat Jan 01, 2005 7:11 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: I think it's going to happen! (Silent Router Box)
Replies: 12
Views: 3495

Well the machine has been running for the past month or so, but with Win2k, and not as a router, just as a rig that runs all the time. The P2-400 @ 400 runs fine with the big fanless Alpha P60120SBE heatsink: http://www.alphanovatech.com/c_p60120sbe.html I'm using a Toshiba 6021GAS in a small closed...
by Viperoni
Wed Dec 22, 2004 5:37 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon 3200SE vs 9600
Replies: 5
Views: 1767

My Sapphire 9600NP 256mb overclocked to 450/450, and it runs stable, and the heatsink doesn't get really hot.... probably in the 60c range after playing CS:Source/HL2
by Viperoni
Sun Dec 05, 2004 4:04 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Decent quiet dvd rom, that's ROM, drives
Replies: 11
Views: 3638

I have a Hitachi/LG 8161B, have had it for more than a year, and I find it's a good drive. Loud, not the smoothest, but works great and it's pretty quick too.
by Viperoni
Mon Nov 22, 2004 3:45 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Toshiba MK6021GAS 60gb 4200rpm 2.5" my thoughts
Replies: 5
Views: 2101

Final update, hopefully somebody can use this info!
by Viperoni
Thu Nov 18, 2004 6:03 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Toshiba MK6021GAS 60gb 4200rpm 2.5" my thoughts
Replies: 5
Views: 2101

Bought the drive, first impressions posted :)
by Viperoni
Thu Nov 11, 2004 9:06 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Toshiba MK6021GAS 60gb 4200rpm 2.5" my thoughts
Replies: 5
Views: 2101

I think I'm just gonna get the Fujitsu 4200rpm model, everybody loves it and I need as silent as possible. Maybe even... beyond silent :o
by Viperoni
Tue Nov 09, 2004 8:13 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Toshiba MK6021GAS 60gb 4200rpm 2.5" my thoughts
Replies: 5
Views: 2101

Toshiba MK6021GAS 60gb 4200rpm 2.5" my thoughts

Here's what I could find about it: 4200rpm FDB motor with 2mb cache. Read/Write/Seek power consumption is 2.3/2.3/2.6 watts Sleep/Standby is 0.1/0.25 watts I haven't bought a 2.5->3.5" HD adapter yet, but when I do I'll definetely give the drive a whirl. I wasn't able to find noise specs on it. It w...
by Viperoni
Fri Oct 22, 2004 3:09 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Athlon XP mobo undervoltable & without chipset fan?
Replies: 15
Views: 4818

My epox 8rda3+ uses an Asus passive HS in place of the stock fanned one with no problems at all, the heatsink barely gets warm.
by Viperoni
Fri Oct 22, 2004 2:32 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: I think it's going to happen! (Silent Router Box)
Replies: 12
Views: 3495

I think it's going to happen! (Silent Router Box)

I'm planning on building an as close to silent as possible router box. So far, it's got a Gigabyte BX440 based slot1 MB with a p2-400mhz underclocked to 266mhz. 2x128mb of Samsung -GH PC100 ram. The PS is a Fortron 300w (originally a 20pin unit) with an 80mm Panaflo L @ 5v. The CPU has a wimpy stock...