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by Shmanky
Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:41 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair VX450W chirping sound--disappointing
Replies: 5
Views: 2634

Thanks for posting your findings.
by Shmanky
Sun Feb 14, 2010 11:59 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair VX450W chirping sound--disappointing
Replies: 5
Views: 2634

I bought the Corsair VX450W in 2007. It made the birdy noises. After some discussion about RMA and sending it back to Corsair in the Corsair support forums, I just took it out and bought a Seasonic 380W power supply.
by Shmanky
Thu Oct 18, 2007 7:34 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair HX520 buzz/whine issues (other PSUs discussed too)
Replies: 213
Views: 147353

Can someone please comment on the suggestion that a buzzing power supply is an indication that you've chosen a power supply that far exceeds your power requirements? For example, you've chosen a 500W power supply when all you really needed for your system was a 300W power supply, and that situation ...
by Shmanky
Wed Oct 17, 2007 3:46 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair HX520 buzz/whine issues (other PSUs discussed too)
Replies: 213
Views: 147353

What Aris said is fair enough. I just want to add that I contacted Corsair support and they were extremely helpful and they let me RMA the unit. I haven't sent it back yet, but, you know, I don't want to bad-mouth Corsair in this thread. If you get a buzzer, they'll take it back. I guess that's the ...
by Shmanky
Wed Oct 03, 2007 9:44 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair HX520 buzz/whine issues (other PSUs discussed too)
Replies: 213
Views: 147353

Arrrrhhh my Corsair vx450w is buzzing and it's driving me crazy )= )= )=

I'm going to read the rest of this thread to see what I can do about it. I suppose I'll either try to return it, or buy another PSU.
by Shmanky
Thu Sep 06, 2007 4:55 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New P182/E6750 build could really use some help and advice.
Replies: 20
Views: 5752

On mainboards: I recently ordered the Gigabyte GA-P35C-DS3R instead of the Asus P5K because everyone was complaining that the Asus boards run hotter. More heat means more cooling means more noise. Gigabyte has a lot of boards and I separate them into 3 categories: those that run DDR2 memory, those t...
by Shmanky
Mon Sep 03, 2007 3:22 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Shmanky's System (P182/GA-P35C-DS3R/E6850/NinjaB/HD501LJ)
Replies: 5
Views: 2096

Thank you everyone for your comments. I'll try to be sensible and get a smaller wattage PSU.
by Shmanky
Sun Sep 02, 2007 12:11 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Shmanky's System (P182/GA-P35C-DS3R/E6850/NinjaB/HD501LJ)
Replies: 5
Views: 2096

Shmanky's System (P182/GA-P35C-DS3R/E6850/NinjaB/HD501LJ)

The last time I built a machine was in the year 2000. So I guess it lasted me 7 years. But, I've replaced everything except the mainboard and CPU. With that in mind, I want to build a machine that will last 3-5 years assuming that the mainboard and CPU will be permanent choices. I do programming (Ja...
by Shmanky
Sat Sep 01, 2007 11:02 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My New Build
Replies: 4
Views: 1694

Stock for now. Looking into one before I do my build, but maybe you can recommend a good one or point me in the direction of where the reviews are located on this website? Well I was hoping you knew more about this than I do, but okay; based on what I've read here on SPCR, the popular coolers seem ...
by Shmanky
Sat Sep 01, 2007 10:10 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My New Build
Replies: 4
Views: 1694

which cpu cooler?
by Shmanky
Sat Sep 01, 2007 8:56 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: P182b Build (E6600, 8800gts,Ninja) Large Pics
Replies: 11
Views: 7922

Bories36, can you talk a little bit about your Scythe Ninja rev b concerns. Did you have a problem with the push pins? Or a close fit next to ram modules, etc. Thanks.

Would you use this heat sink again, or would you get another, like the Thermalright Ultra 120 (Extreme).
by Shmanky
Mon Aug 27, 2007 5:53 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Why does Gigabyte have 27 boards based on the P35 chipset??
Replies: 10
Views: 4335

Thanks everyone for your responses.
by Shmanky
Sun Aug 26, 2007 8:58 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Why does Gigabyte have 27 boards based on the P35 chipset??
Replies: 10
Views: 4335

Why does Gigabyte have 27 boards based on the P35 chipset??

I was hoping to get the Asus P5K Deluxe, which would have made things simple, but everyone seems to complain that the P5K runs hotter than Gigabyte's offering, so fine, I'll get the Gigabyte. But when I go to the Gigabyte Web site, I see that they have no fewer than 27 motherboards based on the P35 ...
by Shmanky
Tue Aug 21, 2007 7:39 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Best P35 Motherboard?
Replies: 16
Views: 5752

So the consensus is that the Asus runs hotter than the Gigabyte, so those wanting to build a quieter machine should eschew the Asus in favor of the Gigabyte, hmm?


Can someone please post some links to references, thanks.
by Shmanky
Mon Jul 16, 2007 9:31 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Debating Mobos: P5W DH Deluxe or GA-P35-DS3R?
Replies: 38
Views: 11835

I'm curious, why are you going with the P5W instead of the P5B? I see that they differ in their chipset.
by Shmanky
Wed Jun 27, 2007 12:45 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Radeon 9600 Conversion
Replies: 10
Views: 4929

For what it's worth, I have the Sapphire Atlantis ATI Radeon 9600, and it comes fan-less.
by Shmanky
Thu Jun 14, 2007 5:24 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Want to buy the Antec MX-1, but it's not a NAS
Replies: 4
Views: 2098

Thank you JazzJackRabbit.
by Shmanky
Thu Jun 14, 2007 5:55 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Want to buy the Antec MX-1, but it's not a NAS
Replies: 4
Views: 2098

Thank you sgksgk.
by Shmanky
Wed Jun 13, 2007 9:44 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Want to buy the Antec MX-1, but it's not a NAS
Replies: 4
Views: 2098

Want to buy the Antec MX-1, but it's not a NAS

Sorry if this doesn't appear silence-related, but it is, because I need to buy a networked and silent hard disk enclosure. So I want to set up a NAS (network-attached storage). And I want to stick that nice Samsung 500GB in there. But I need to enclose the Samsung in a quiet and cool enclosure, like...
by Shmanky
Mon Jun 11, 2007 10:24 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: The hard disk in the MacBook Pro is rated at 2.4 bels idle
Replies: 0
Views: 2554

The hard disk in the MacBook Pro is rated at 2.4 bels idle

According to [ http://www.macintouch.com/reviews/macbookproled/systemprofile.html ], the 2.5 inch hard disk drive in the MacBook Pro released June 05, 2007, is the Fujitsu MHW2120BH. My concern about this drive is that according to the device's PDF specifications , linked from Fujitsu's Web site , t...
by Shmanky
Wed May 30, 2007 7:35 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Which 2,5" drive?
Replies: 2
Views: 1729

Look here: http://www.silentpcreview.com/article29-page2.html

It's a good thing that only need 80GB, but for those like me that want at least 500GB, our only option are 3.5 inchers.
by Shmanky
Mon May 21, 2007 6:29 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Best 500GB SATA
Replies: 10
Views: 4410

Can someone please recommend an external drive enclosure for the HD501LJ please and thanks. So that I can connect it via USB2.
by Shmanky
Fri May 18, 2007 5:35 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Any opinion on the Seagate FreeAgent external hard disk?
Replies: 2
Views: 1517

Thanks tkirmuc, that was helpful.
by Shmanky
Thu May 17, 2007 6:27 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Any opinion on the Seagate FreeAgent external hard disk?
Replies: 2
Views: 1517

Any opinion on the Seagate FreeAgent external hard disk?

So this external hard disk looks pretty, and I used to like Seagate, but does anyone know its decibel rating?

http://www.seagate.com/freeagent/
by Shmanky
Fri Oct 08, 2004 3:04 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire 9600XT Ultimate - Where to get it in Canada?
Replies: 9
Views: 3295

* bump * I'm also looking for this card. I couldn't find it at a few Canadian web stores, and a local computer store couldn't order it for me either. Newegg doesn't ship to Canada, I don't think. Any ideas? If I can't get this card, I think I'll go with the Sapphire 9600 120MB because I see it's fan...
by Shmanky
Fri Oct 08, 2004 3:00 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon 64Mb fan noisy
Replies: 2
Views: 1439

I've been using this card for a few years with its fan's power cable disconnected from the card. I also have my case wide open (no sides or top), and no case fans. I've also been gaming with it (Unreal Tournament 2004) with its fan disconnected. I would suggest disconnecting the power, but adding a ...
by Shmanky
Sun Oct 13, 2002 10:38 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Performance of Seagate Barracuda IV
Replies: 18
Views: 8140

Schmanky: Put simply, framerate and drive performance aren't necessarily one and the same. Sorry, I did not mean to suggest that Direct 3D rendering was related to hard disk performance. Yes it's mostly in the GPU. I was talking about the difference between how the NT and 9x kernels allow access to...
by Shmanky
Sun Oct 13, 2002 12:20 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Performance of Seagate Barracuda IV
Replies: 18
Views: 8140

In response to some questions/statements: "ME always outperforms XP" maybe that should read Fat32 outperforms NTFS? Well I've installed Windows XP on a FAT32 partition before and I still could not get as high a framerate in Unreal Tournament as I could when playing in Windows ME. "How did you get 2...
by Shmanky
Sat Oct 12, 2002 10:46 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Performance of Seagate Barracuda IV
Replies: 18
Views: 8140

I'm setting up a box right now... My comments on your experiment, Queue.... I find that Windows ME always outperforms Windows XP.. on virtually all fronts, whether that be disk access or Direct 3D rendering. So I expect you would get lower results on an NT based machine. I am *fairly certain* that ...
by Shmanky
Sat Oct 12, 2002 9:19 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Performance of Seagate Barracuda IV
Replies: 18
Views: 8140

quokked wrote:yeah I just read it back again and I don't know what I'm saying myself :oops:
hehe