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by tias
Thu Jan 13, 2005 12:00 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: The Top SPCR Quiet 120mm Axial Fans Compared + 120mmAC Fans.
Replies: 197
Views: 406799

Thanks for your input. I have a 4-pin molex pass thru laying around because it came with an Enermax 120 fan I got too so I can try the fan only option. I also have a Zalman 12v > 5.5V connector which I can try as well. Gonna report my results later :)
by tias
Thu Jan 13, 2005 9:31 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: The Top SPCR Quiet 120mm Axial Fans Compared + 120mmAC Fans.
Replies: 197
Views: 406799

I'm about to switch my dying rear case fan in my Sonata, probably with a Papst 4412, but I cant figure out the following from the intro of this thread: "The Papst 4412 fans are very nice when undervolted on DC current. They are one of the best quiet 120x25mm fans for restrictive environments. They d...
by tias
Tue Jan 11, 2005 2:15 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Replacing Antec Sonata case fan- couple of issues/questions
Replies: 6
Views: 2398

I'm borrowing this thread since I'm in the same seat. My Antec fan is making wierd noises randomly and I need to switch it. The best alternative seems to be a Nexus 120 but I want to keep the balance between case cooling and noise like I have now. Will a Nexus push less air than the Antec when using...
by tias
Tue Dec 14, 2004 9:24 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Is Acoustipack really safe?
Replies: 7
Views: 2694

How was the difference from Antec stock fan to the Nexus?
by tias
Wed Oct 20, 2004 11:13 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Yet Another 7200.7 buzzing question
Replies: 5
Views: 1704

I don't think the buzz is related to the firmware. My previous 160GB SATA with FW 3.05 did not buzz. Now I'm using a 200GB SATA with fw 3.01 which did buzz at first but seem to already have stopped doing it. Seagates fw versions seem illogical..
by tias
Sat Oct 09, 2004 1:20 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 Humming Clicking when Idle
Replies: 33
Views: 16865

7200.7 SATA 160GB - ST3160023AS - Firmware 3.05 Quiet seeks, and no "self-check bee-sound".. This feels very wierd when looking back to other users posts about this firmware.. I don't know what firmware my old 80GB had but it was BIG difference from my current one noise-wise. I would like to see mor...
by tias
Fri Oct 08, 2004 7:49 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 Humming Clicking when Idle
Replies: 33
Views: 16865

We should start to investigate why certain models do the offline seeks and some don't. Could it be to the revision of the firmware or where its manufactured? I have owned a 80GB 7200.7 SATA and a 160GB 7200.7 SATA and they act VERY different. The 80GB had extremely loud seeks and the offline scannin...
by tias
Wed Sep 22, 2004 7:06 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec Sonata PSU vs. Nexus?
Replies: 11
Views: 2861

Interesting thread. In my system the stock Sonata-PSU is the most noisy part, even though it isn't that loud because my internal temperatures is often quite low so it doesnt spin up often. I have read about the Nexus 4090 and hopefully it could make my rig even more quiet. Would love to hear more in...
by tias
Tue Sep 07, 2004 3:18 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: any details on next-gen spinpoints/7200.8?
Replies: 2
Views: 1446

I would consider buying a 7200.8 SATA IF they have adjusted the Self-Check functionality that is built into the 7200.7-series. That check is very annoying and alot of users are disturbed by it. I emailed Seagate for an answer and I will post here when I get an answer
by tias
Wed May 26, 2004 1:34 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: VGA card power dissipation
Replies: 136
Views: 279209

Interesting thread. I was just wondering how much heat my Matrox G550 produces, but I guess not too much :)
by tias
Sat May 22, 2004 7:20 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: So what did we decide on the Antec "Sonata" holes?
Replies: 13
Views: 4363

I think it's clever to keep the holes so that the case and PSU gets well ventilated. Cover them, and most likely the PSU-fan will spin faster and generate more noise. Although, other users may have different opinions about this :)
by tias
Thu May 06, 2004 7:43 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: One drive or two
Replies: 4
Views: 1613

Thanks for your input guys. I will probably partition up my 160GB and try it out.. It feels more and more unnecessary with more drives actually.
by tias
Wed May 05, 2004 9:44 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: One drive or two
Replies: 4
Views: 1613

One drive or two

For long I've been using two drives. One for OS + data and one for Storage. I'm trying to squeeze the last bit regarding silence in my rig and I'm thinking about partitioning my 160GB 7200.7 and getting rid of the 80GB. Is it just me who is too freaked out about this, or wouldnt it be better with ju...
by tias
Wed Apr 21, 2004 11:23 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Monitor opinions: LG 1920P and Samsung 193P
Replies: 1
Views: 1023

I recommend the SyncMaster 193P - it's simply brilliant! Viewing angle, colors, everything is stunning. I don't know about gaming, but if you work with graphics, business and regular use, you won't be dissapointed.. And it looks nice too..
by tias
Tue Apr 13, 2004 11:44 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Desktop ScreenShots
Replies: 91
Views: 37647

by tias
Tue Apr 13, 2004 11:01 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: TFT vs CRT
Replies: 19
Views: 5124

I just bought Samsung SyncMaster 193P (19") and it is excellent. Colours and viewing angle is very impressive. Gaming I can't say anything about because I don't game, but for graphic work/surf etc its awesome.

And it doesnt make ANY sound whatsoever.
by tias
Fri Apr 02, 2004 1:50 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Sonata Wiring pics?
Replies: 15
Views: 7872

I spent quite some time arranging my Sonata and I'm very pleased with the results. As soon as I get hold of a camera I will upload 'em!
by tias
Fri Apr 02, 2004 1:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1674018

Envio - Time To Say Goodbye (Passiva Remix)
by tias
Wed Mar 31, 2004 1:09 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: HDD suspension in a SLK3700BQE
Replies: 10
Views: 3406

Ralf, I just totally dig that sorbothane suspension. I was really satisfied with my quiet system until I saw that pic. I HAVE to fix that dampening to my drives, since the 7200.7's are quite noisy at seek. Next mission is to find sorbo in Sweden. I know my local HIFI-dealer mentioned using sorbo for...
by tias
Wed Mar 10, 2004 10:32 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Worried about my Seagate 7200.7
Replies: 27
Views: 11691

I suffer from this problem as well with my 80GB 7200.7. Strangely my 160GB 7200.7 never makes a buzz. My rig is very quiet so its very disturbing with this buzzing once in a while, it occurs even more often when the system is cooler (atleast I think so..). From what I have understood, there is nothi...
by tias
Mon Mar 08, 2004 3:58 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Still no way of ending the Seagates self test?
Replies: 1
Views: 1250

I guess there is no remedy since it's built into the HD itself. I'll live with it.. Except from this and the somewhat loud seeks I like the 'cudas..
by tias
Tue Mar 02, 2004 3:46 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Sonata front connections
Replies: 2
Views: 1342

Okey, I'll try that. Thanks for letting me know!
by tias
Mon Mar 01, 2004 11:55 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Sonata front connections
Replies: 2
Views: 1342

Antec Sonata front connections

Is it possible to disconnect the Audio and Firewire cables from the front on the Sonata too loose some cables? I tried a bit but were afriad to break the connectors which looked glued. I will never use these connections so I want to get rid of some cables!
by tias
Mon Mar 01, 2004 10:49 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Still no way of ending the Seagates self test?
Replies: 1
Views: 1250

Still no way of ending the Seagates self test?

The buzzing sounds from Seagate SATA's while in idle state has been discussed alot here at SPCR, but it seems there isn't any good way to eliminate the very disturbing 'buzzing' that occurs. My system is very quiet so it sucks to have that additional noise once in a while. Someone mentioned using th...
by tias
Wed Dec 17, 2003 12:49 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Questions about Antec Sonata and SLK3700BQE
Replies: 6
Views: 2551

Thanks Ralf for sorting out the USB question, I don't have to bother about that anymore. At first I was quite sure that I would pick the Sonata, but after reading reviews and hearing out what you said I feel more interested in the BQE. As long as the finish is black I don't care if it's shiny or not...
by tias
Wed Dec 17, 2003 10:12 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Questions about Antec Sonata and SLK3700BQE
Replies: 6
Views: 2551

Questions about Antec Sonata and SLK3700BQE

I'm new to the SPCR forums, and I know that there are several discussions about both the Sonata as well as the SLK3700-BQE but after some searching I still couldn't find any answer to my question so here I go: I am choosing between the two Antec cases and I wonder if both have USB2.0 compatible conn...