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by jtcb
Sat Apr 24, 2010 11:17 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone Fortress FT02 (P182 killer?)
Replies: 173
Views: 102933

Has anyone swapped the top fan with another brand? I find the top fan is quite loud. I set the bottom three fans to low and the noise is not too bad. I have the NH14 and those two fans are quite loud too. The fan in the X-650 isn't spinning most of the time which is good.
by jtcb
Sat Apr 24, 2010 11:12 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Corsair CC700D or Silverstone FT02B?
Replies: 5
Views: 1843

JamieG,

I have the FT2 as well. Recently built a new rig in it. It is not as quiet as I would like. I am using NH14 HSF. The noise I am hearing now are either from the top 120mm fan or the NH14. Have you swapped the top fan with another brand?
by jtcb
Sat Apr 24, 2010 11:08 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My new quiet i7 860 DAW
Replies: 18
Views: 7519

I just check and can confirm that the PSU fan is not spinning at all most of the time. I mistakenly think it is the PSU fan that is making the noise. The noise is coming from either the stock 120mm fan on the top of the Silverstone Fortness FT2 or the NH14 or the three 140mm fans on the bottom of th...
by jtcb
Fri Apr 23, 2010 7:11 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My new quiet i7 860 DAW
Replies: 18
Views: 7519

The new PC has been built for a few weeks now and is running fine. I notice a "problem" though. At the beginning, the fan on the X-650 stop spinning while the system is in low load. Now I notice the fan is constantly spinning and I can hear the noise. Any idea why? Either you are using more juice, ...
by jtcb
Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:07 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My new quiet i7 860 DAW
Replies: 18
Views: 7519

The new PC has been built for a few weeks now and is running fine. I notice a "problem" though. At the beginning, the fan on the X-650 stop spinning while the system is in low load. Now I notice the fan is constantly spinning and I can hear the noise. Any idea why?
by jtcb
Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:13 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My new quiet i7 860 DAW
Replies: 18
Views: 7519

Hi outbackyak, yes I am talking about the module that is attached on the PSU on the 5th pic. I see mine have yellow cables too. Maybe I have only able to see the yellow cable sides so I thought it looks different. I read somewhere that SSD has to be plugged into the lowest sata port. In this motherb...
by jtcb
Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:26 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My new quiet i7 860 DAW
Replies: 18
Views: 7519

Hey outbackyak, I have the same PSU, motherboard and SSD. I notice some of the cables attached to the PSU are yellow. I don't have any yellow cables on mine. What sata port do you connect the SSD to on the motherboard? What about your secondary HD? I haven't fire up my new build yet, but I connect t...
by jtcb
Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:51 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone Fortress FT02 (P182 killer?)
Replies: 173
Views: 102933

What optical drive do you use in this case? The case looks nice by itself and any plain looking optical drive will ruin the look. So I want to know what do you people use? Do you care at all? Looks over functional?
by jtcb
Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:22 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Which 3.5" drive to pair with Intel X-25M?
Replies: 11
Views: 2675

by jtcb
Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:07 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Which 3.5" drive to pair with Intel X-25M?
Replies: 11
Views: 2675

If I get the 160GB SSD, I should be able to fit all programs onto it without worrying it ever run low and leave with lots to spare. If I go for 80GB, I probably still have lots to spare after the OS and all programs. For storage, I have lots of mp3, mp4, ripped dvd movies. Will it not make sense if ...
by jtcb
Tue Feb 23, 2010 1:02 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Which 3.5" drive to pair with Intel X-25M?
Replies: 11
Views: 2675

Which 3.5" drive to pair with Intel X-25M?

I plan to get an Intel X-25M SSD for OS/programs. I can't decide on a fast and quiet 3.5" for storage. Which drive has the best speed/quietness ratio? Never pay attention to the color. Which brand/color is the fastest yet quiet drive? I read both WD and Samsung have green and blue. Samsung has F1, F...
by jtcb
Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:51 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2.5" vs 3.5" + SSD?
Replies: 30
Views: 11721

So what is the best SSD and 3.5" combo in terms of speed and quietness? I'll get Intel X-25M. What is the fastest/quietness 3.5" out there? WD Green, Blue or Samsung F3?
by jtcb
Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:52 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua NH-D14 review
Replies: 3
Views: 2020

Nice find.. but 64 pages really kill my eyes.
by jtcb
Sun Feb 14, 2010 4:04 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Recommended P55 boards
Replies: 42
Views: 21543

So half a month has passed since my last post and I still haven't decided on the motherboard. Can someone help me decide? Ask me questions. Do I really need USB3 and sata6? As for the noise, I notice one poster is using P55-UD3 and there is no whine. All others are using the updated Gigabyte "A" ver...
by jtcb
Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:30 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone Fortress FT02 (P182 killer?)
Replies: 173
Views: 102933

Scott, H50 is suppose to be installed so the fan blows air into the case. I don't think it is a good idea with three bottom fans blow air up and the top fan blows air down. The radiator doesn't have dust filer either so dust enter the case. I read good and bad comment about it. Some people complain ...
by jtcb
Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:57 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone Fortress FT02 (P182 killer?)
Replies: 173
Views: 102933

Anyone use Corsair H50 in Fortress FT02 and still able to maintain positive air pressure? Corsair suggests mounting the radiator/fan at the back of the case as intake. The top of the FT02 is the back of normal case. Is it possible to mount the unit on the middle bottom fan position? How is the noise...
by jtcb
Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:45 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Please check my build's compatible/bottleneck issue
Replies: 4
Views: 1110

I don't game. I won't be upgrading my computer any time soon after this build so I want to get the "best" part to last me a long time. I know some of the parts are overkill. The only old tech in the list I think is the 4550.

More comments welcome.
by jtcb
Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:37 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Please check my build's compatible/bottleneck issue
Replies: 4
Views: 1110

Please check my build's compatible/bottleneck issue

Can someone check to see if all these parts will be compatible/bottleneck with each other? I am pretty firm on most parts except for the video card and HSF. I am building a silent PC. I choose these two video cards because they are fanless. If I choose the 4550 over the 5750, will the 4550 bottlenec...
by jtcb
Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:36 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's 2010 CPU Heatsink Test Platform
Replies: 123
Views: 45929

Sounds good. Please post review of the NH-D14 soon. I am debating between these two HSF.
by jtcb
Sat Jan 30, 2010 9:58 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's 2010 CPU Heatsink Test Platform
Replies: 123
Views: 45929

Why isn't the Noctua NH-D14 in the test? Would Prolima Megahalems still br the best if Noctua NH-D14 is included? Anyone has link to review where these two go head to head?
by jtcb
Wed Jan 27, 2010 7:08 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Solo airflow
Replies: 31
Views: 8895

So Megahalems fits in the Solo no problem? Good. Do you block off front intake so dust can't get in?
by jtcb
Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:25 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Recommended P55 boards
Replies: 42
Views: 21543

I got the i7 for the price of i5 I wouldn't complain about it. As for the beeping problem. Is that mean I have to get a ram with 1.5v and there will be no beeping sound?
by jtcb
Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:29 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Core i5-750 system mild overclocking cool low power PC
Replies: 31
Views: 33241

Thanks Tyr. Can you check if this is right for me?

http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=46053

OR can you choose one that best for me under DDR3?

http://www.ncix.com/search/?categoryid= ... ton+HyperX
by jtcb
Tue Jan 26, 2010 9:52 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Recommended P55 boards
Replies: 42
Views: 21543

So I picked up a i7 860. Now I need a good motherboard and ram. Any suggestion? Main use for MS Office, ACCPAC, internet, watch online steaming video, TV, dvd movie, burn dvds. Don't game and OC.
by jtcb
Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:58 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Core i5-750 system mild overclocking cool low power PC
Replies: 31
Views: 33241

I see you use Kingston ram. Is there a particular reason you use that brand? I am also considering Kingston because they are the 'brand' for memory. I don't plan to overclock my i7 860. I wondering which of these are good for me? What is XMP?

http://www.kingston.com/hyperx/corei5/
by jtcb
Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:34 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: What is the second best quiet case behind the Solo?
Replies: 2
Views: 1479

What is the second best quiet case behind the Solo?

I want to want the Solo for my 17 build. The problem is I find it to be a bit small and the lack of 120mm fan at the front. Two 92mm front and one 120 rear plus 120mm PSU mean more air out than in. I prefer positive than negative pressure. I can go fanless at the front. It wouldn't be a problem in w...
by jtcb
Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:10 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Where to buy Megahalems Rev.B in Canada?
Replies: 1
Views: 1081

Where to buy Megahalems Rev.B in Canada?

It is the best HSF that SPCR has reviewed here. I hope I can go fanless with a i7 860. Anyone knows where this giant can be purchased in Canada? Do you know Mike?

http://www.silentpcreview.com/2010_CPU_ ... t_Platform
by jtcb
Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:23 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Solo airflow
Replies: 31
Views: 8895

I think I will get the Nexus Value 430W as reviewed here as the quietest PSU. The problem is the fan is under the unit. Would that cause any problem in terms of positive airflow? Does the Solo has opening at the crossbar right under where the PSU sits? Any suggestions if these parts should be replac...
by jtcb
Sat Jan 23, 2010 10:30 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Recommended P55 boards
Replies: 42
Views: 21543

I am also looking for a budget quiet motherboard. My planned build are as follows. I am leaning towords the ASUS P7P55D-E but now I don't know.

Antec Solo
Nexus Value 430W
i5 or i7
4GB ram
ASUS P7P55D-E
Gigabyte Radeon HD 4550
Intel X-25M 80GB