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by lm
Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Silencing light dimmers
Replies: 7
Views: 5363

Re: Silencing light dimmers

Do you guys in general get completely inaudible dimmers? As in silent in an otherwise quiet room? As in not able to hear that you are using dimmers? Given that I have problems with ALL of my dimmers with all different lights I have from two different renovations and two different electricians, it se...
by lm
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Silencing light dimmers
Replies: 7
Views: 5363

Re: Silencing light dimmers

Hi Thx for comments. I edited the original post to answer them. I was considering to put some bitumen dampening mat inside the rotary dial, as the noise increases if I pull the rotary dial off and by doing that expose the metal parts of the actual dimmer. Does that sound completely stupid? Being loc...
by lm
Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Silencing light dimmers
Replies: 7
Views: 5363

Silencing light dimmers

Hi After a major remodeling, I have now several light dimmers instead of plain on/off switches in my apartment. They all buzz more or less when the lights are on, audible when it is otherwise quiet. I would love to hear any experiences in silencing these things? EDIT: Answered to questions below: I ...
by lm
Fri Nov 25, 2016 4:53 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: passive / semi-passive with 3 digital outputs, office use?
Replies: 1
Views: 2190

passive / semi-passive with 3 digital outputs, office use?

Hi I'm looking for graphics cards with the following specs: * office use only, ie. no 3D performance required * at least 3 digital outputs * passive, semi-passive or at least quiet * available * affordable * plug-and-play, ie. no modding, no special configuration required A couple of years ago there...
by lm
Tue May 05, 2015 11:45 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quieting a Titan box
Replies: 4
Views: 1665

Re: Quieting a Titan box

I'm pretty much out of the silencing game. IMVHO none of your quoted parts is among the quietest options available, so, to improve the overall outcome, IMHO you should swap all or some of them. I respect your evaluation of the components and I don't disagree with it, I knew it was a compromise as I...
by lm
Tue May 05, 2015 9:18 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 840 EVO Restoration tool
Replies: 21
Views: 10312

Re: Samsung 840 EVO Restoration tool

Will be doing that soon-ish, maybe this week or next.
by lm
Mon May 04, 2015 11:13 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quieting a Titan box
Replies: 4
Views: 1665

Re: Quieting a Titan box

Hi mentawl, thanks for your comment. I've updated the original post to state that it seems to be the stock fan config of Define R4 - one 140mm in the front, one 140mm in the back. This is not really customized at all yet, the first owner got it preassembled one year ago. I don't dare to change their...
by lm
Sun May 03, 2015 11:55 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quieting a Titan box
Replies: 4
Views: 1665

Quieting a Titan box

My previous PC just turned 7 years old and I had been looking for a particular set of components but postponing the purchase as it wasn't that urgent. This changed when I suddenly got a great second hand deal for a setup that was quite close to what I had been looking for. So now I have the followin...
by lm
Fri Nov 28, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet ATX Gamer, R5 Version
Replies: 71
Views: 40244

Re: Quiet ATX Gamer, R5 Version

FT05 SLI -- we want to build a quiet dual-card modern gamer in this case but we're not having any luck getting hold of 2 quiet GTX970s or similar. We have a couple Zotac plain jane 970s but the cooler just isn't good enough to keep its fans from automatically ramping up when the GPU hits 90C, and i...
by lm
Mon Nov 24, 2014 1:33 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Best case/fans setup in terms of acoustic for performance
Replies: 20
Views: 8976

Re: Best case/fans setup in terms of acoustic for performanc

Presumably if you're going for a GTX 980, you will accept something like 30 dBA@1m full load? MikeC, doesn't your latest guide now prove that 25dB at full load is the upper limit for what should be accepted with a GTX 980 - equipped system? Even <20dB with some software side tweaking. I mean why to...
by lm
Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:37 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's Holiday ATX Gaming Build Guide
Replies: 76
Views: 35478

Re: SPCR's Holiday ATX Gaming Build Guide

It's highly irrelevant to me what particular size and model of SSD or RAM was used in the guide, I will pick different ones based on my own use case and bias. The take home message here is that it is now possible to build a top-of-the-line single-gpu gaming system using off-the-shelf components and ...
by lm
Wed Nov 19, 2014 10:42 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's Holiday ATX Gaming Build Guide
Replies: 76
Views: 35478

Re: SPCR's Holiday ATX Gaming Build Guide

Quite close to what I have been planning for myself for Christmas, so this article was highly interesting for me. I'm going to go with SSD-only and have the quieter fans. Can this be made more quiet when gaming (without sacrificing longevity of the GPU) or does it then require physical modifications...
by lm
Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:01 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Time for a new Elysium Beast: V4.0
Replies: 7
Views: 7467

Re: Time for a new Elysium Beast: V4.0

What kind of loads does this machine run? Massive storage combined with high CPU power seems somewhat odd to me.
by lm
Sun Nov 02, 2014 10:16 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Gigabyte vs Asus Fan Control
Replies: 34
Views: 21674

Re: Gigabyte vs Asus Fan Control

Friendly tip: Composting is recycling organic matter into soil. The correct word is compositing.
by lm
Tue Sep 23, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: NZXT Kraken X61 28cm Liquid Cooler
Replies: 58
Views: 35874

Re: NZXT Kraken X61 28cm Liquid Cooler

How much power does the pump itself use?
by lm
Wed May 21, 2014 10:36 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Fainless main PC with 3 screens
Replies: 14
Views: 3012

Re: Fainless main PC with 3 screens

I have a passive NVidia GPU at work that can run 2x Dual Link DVI and 1xhdmi simultaneously.

Asus-GT640-DCSL-2GD3-GeForce-GT640-2048-MB-DDR3-PCI-Express

This seems to do exactly what you need?
by lm
Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Question about Q6600 and video cards.
Replies: 15
Views: 7342

Re: Question about Q6600 and video cards.

I've a Q9450, running at stock 2.66GHz - it's slightly faster than your CPU. And I have a gtx 460 with it. Still getting good framerates in most games, at 1920x1200 resolution. Crysis 1 is mostly ok, Crysis 2 a bit sluggish.
by lm
Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: FIOS jacked up my bill by 30%
Replies: 3
Views: 2591

Re: FIOS jacked up my bill by 30%

Meanwhile in Finland: Speedtest result to a server in the same city: 125.29 Mbps down, 10.82 Mbps up, 19ms ping (cable to equipment room, fiber from there) Our block of flats has roughly 9eur/month/flat mandatory fee for 10Mbps internet and cable tv, then on top of that I pay 35eur/month for my spee...
by lm
Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:23 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Want to help Corsair build the [quietest] case ever?
Replies: 44
Views: 20174

Re: Want to help Corsair build the best silent case ever?

One non-functional requirement for me is general build quality. I'm not familiar with Corsair cases, but at work I have a Fractal Design Define R4. That case can start to resonate loudly apparently at random for me, and then pushing the sides together forcibly makes the noise stop for the time being...
by lm
Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:31 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Advice on shipping PCs with large/heavy heatsinks
Replies: 32
Views: 25279

Re: Advice on shipping PCs with large/heavy heatsinks

A simple google search for "foam in bag packaging" explains the method referred to above much better than just waiting for people to explain it one bit at a time. I've unboxed several of such computers, shipped from the company that built them for us, coming from another city a couple of hundred kil...
by lm
Sun Sep 09, 2012 6:16 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I have been banned from the Hexus forums after just 2 posts
Replies: 3
Views: 2134

Re: I have been banned from the Hexus forums after just 2 po

The PSU is a 630W model, not 360W. 315W is exactly 50% of 630W.
by lm
Sun May 13, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Super silent graphic cards!
Replies: 43
Views: 27918

Re: Super silent graphic cards!

edh wrote:...does a high end graphics card review really fit in with SPCR?
I want:
- my computer to be quiet
- to play games on high settings and resolution
while:
- I'm not interested to modify graphics cards myself anymore

And I believe I'm not alone with this.

So yes, I think this is relevant.
by lm
Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:04 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: to match...or not to match...brands in the Antec P183
Replies: 27
Views: 4265

Re: to match...or not to match...brands in the Antec P183

2 pieces of 4GB modules makes more sense also because you can add another 2 later.

Having 4 pieces of 2GB modules would be just plain stupid, as they all would need to be replaced to get 16GB later.
by lm
Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:13 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Build the Perfect Lab or Office Workstation
Replies: 14
Views: 13274

Re: Build the Perfect Lab or Office Workstation

I would definitely build a machine like this if I needed to build a new system right now.
by lm
Sun May 22, 2011 6:43 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows Computer Maintenance
Replies: 15
Views: 7273

Re: Windows Computer Maintenance

Here's how I do windows maintenance: Hardware: Take dust filter out, clean the filter, put dust filter back. Software: Make sure I am running the latest windows updates and latest google chrome. No weird maintenance software installed here, and as long as I don't fall for stupid trojan emails I shou...
by lm
Fri Dec 24, 2010 2:44 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New Build Power Recommendation
Replies: 2
Views: 844

Re: New Build Power Recommendation

Your proposed system will run fine on that PSU.
by lm
Fri Dec 17, 2010 9:48 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: My screen resolution is blurry always.Graphics card problem?
Replies: 14
Views: 4880

Re: My screen resolution is blurry always.Graphics card prob

666cornholio666 wrote: It should also be noted I use an adapter as the screen is different to the card's output.
If either of them is VGA, then that is the problem.
by lm
Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:45 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Recommend a quiet gigawatt or higher PSU?
Replies: 10
Views: 1777

Re: Recommend a quiet gigawatt or higher PSU?

NeilBlanchard wrote:1,000 watt power supply? Really?

I'd be very surprised if a system used more than 400-500 watts.
You are wrong.

http://images.anandtech.com/graphs/graph4061/34663.png
by lm
Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:24 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Recommend a quiet gigawatt or higher PSU?
Replies: 10
Views: 1777

Re: Recommend a quiet gigawatt or higher PSU?

They are building a new nuclear reactor here. It will produce 1.6 GigaWatts. There is even some headroom left for your future upgrades. I don't think it's for sale but consider just leasing the output. It's not that loud and I am sure you could just throw a couple hundred million into a bit of high ...