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by honeymonster
Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Monitor Suggestion
Replies: 15
Views: 7981

Re: Monitor Suggestion

I used to have the SyncMaster 245B 24" until relatively recently (in fact I had/exchanged 3 until I got one with a bearable buzz!!!)

I now have the Dell Ultrasharp U2412M... Cheap(ish) and utterly silent! :-)
by honeymonster
Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:27 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New Seasonic G360 bad whining
Replies: 53
Views: 33987

Re: New Seasonic G360 bad whining

Power supplies seem to be the bane of all PC builds (whether striving for silence or not!?) I have recently had an Antec earthwatts 380W "turn off" a PC after running for a random number of days... I bought a new motherboard (ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe) and it refused to work with my Nexus NX-5000 R3... I ...
by honeymonster
Sat Jun 01, 2013 5:43 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Akasa Euler Fanless case
Replies: 142
Views: 116348

Re: Akasa Euler Fanless case

The i7-3770S is definitely too much for the case, under load. I hoped the 3770T might be the maximum one could use in the case, and therefore have quad core, but alas it seems not... It would appear that for IvyBridge, the maximum is dual-core.. I settled on the dual-core i3-3220T and it gets nice a...
by honeymonster
Wed May 01, 2013 2:19 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Akasa Euler Fanless case
Replies: 142
Views: 116348

Re: Akasa Euler Fanless case

Just thought I'd add my experience with this case. I wanted to build the most powerful setup I could, so I tried an i7-3770S (65W). But, with this CPU at full blast, the temperatures got too hot and the CPU started reducing it's speed (intel's utility says it wasn't throttling but it was dropping th...
by honeymonster
Tue Jul 05, 2011 11:29 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Fan Control on Sandy Bridge/Fractal R3 system
Replies: 32
Views: 6132

Re: Fan Control on Sandy Bridge/Fractal R3 system

My recent experience with socket 1155 Gigabyte motherboards is they suffer from electric squeal! And this becomes the most noticeable noise in the entire system (fans and hard-drives low frequency rumbles/wooshes are comfortable to listen to in comparison) It's not scientific as I have only used 1 o...
by honeymonster
Sat Jun 11, 2011 12:58 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet 24" monitor
Replies: 42
Views: 12569

Re: Quiet 24" monitor

I would pay millions for a truly silent 24" 1920x1200 monitor with a good panel (gaming + viewing angles + colour gamut)
My 24" TN Samsung is my noisiest component!
by honeymonster
Sun Feb 27, 2011 6:20 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Buzzing is driving me nuts!
Replies: 7
Views: 1014

Re: Buzzing is driving me nuts!

Have you tried turning off your monitor when you hear the buzzing?
My 24" TN Samsung has by far the most noticeable buzz of any of my components :cry:
by honeymonster
Sat Feb 12, 2011 4:03 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PICO PSU enough to power HTPC?
Replies: 7
Views: 1480

Re: PICO PSU enough to power HTPC?

Yep!
My Silverstone LC19 was repeatedly crashing until I replaced the PSU with a PicoPSU. I've never had a problem since. And I am running a relatively hungry NVidia 9300 mobo with e5200 cpu...
by honeymonster
Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:14 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD HD 6900 series launch & reviews
Replies: 8
Views: 5549

Re: AMD HD 6900 series launch & reviews

Has anyone got any experience with the stock fan noise of either the 6970 or the 570. I'll grab whichever is quietest at idle! :D (I am not bothered by a bit of fan noise during a game) Also - totally unrelated - are either of these cards flexible/productive/useful at accelerating H.264/x264 encoding?
by honeymonster
Thu Sep 09, 2010 12:20 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SpinPoint EcoGreen F4EG 2TB HD204UI/Z4
Replies: 121
Views: 128623

... and that forum thread is interesting - performance looks pretty tasty.

Hope they work well on my 3ware RAID card.....
by honeymonster
Thu Sep 09, 2010 12:14 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SpinPoint EcoGreen F4EG 2TB HD204UI/Z4
Replies: 121
Views: 128623

Well, as long as I can return it to scan for the next few months that's fine.
If a computer component works for 6mths it tends to go on and work until it's £worthless...
Haven't actually plugged any of my drives in yet - trying to back up TBs off old drives is taking ages... :lol:
by honeymonster
Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:55 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: SpinPoint EcoGreen F4EG 2TB HD204UI/Z4
Replies: 121
Views: 128623

I just bought some from Scan...
They come up HD204UI - 103 - Out of Service area
The product has been brought in from outside of this service region and cannot be serviced. Please contact your reseller or distributor.
Oh well... :-(
by honeymonster
Tue Apr 14, 2009 9:52 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Chieftec Micro ATX cases?
Replies: 8
Views: 2868

I can vouch for the Silverstone TJ08 . I have several MATX towers and the TJ08 is fantastic.

Only concern is I *think* I had to mount my ninja heatsink after putting the motherboard in. But I would assume that would be less likely to occur with a Minja.

Happy to answer any Questions on it :-)
by honeymonster
Fri Apr 10, 2009 4:52 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silent PC with No Moving Parts
Replies: 38
Views: 19971

Yeah, fair enough :lol:

I *do* submit to the horror of fans in my gaming rig :oops: - the fastest video cards are a biyatch to cool without a fan...

The idea of nicely silent gaming rig is cool tho!
by honeymonster
Fri Apr 10, 2009 4:22 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silent PC with No Moving Parts
Replies: 38
Views: 19971

I use the 300W nightjar PSU in a NSK3480. It's regular ATX size so it fits perfectly :-D Who needs 450W in a non-gaming rig? ;-) Nice short note you dropped us there. May I ask how you fit your Nightjar into the Antec NSK3480? I have this combo here and didn't manage to squeeze the cables through th...
by honeymonster
Thu Jun 05, 2008 4:36 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Looking for matx case with good cooling for a gaming rig.
Replies: 12
Views: 4764

I have both cases ;-) I use the TJ08 for my gaming rig as it a tiny bit larger. It has a more substantial 'metal' finish too. I have my HD up the top and only have 1 optical drive... Otherwise, if mounting a harddrive in the cages it's a close fit with a ninja. Do SPCR people screw their harddrives ...
by honeymonster
Thu May 01, 2008 4:45 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Fanless Power Supply in an Antec NSK3480 ?
Replies: 21
Views: 7474

I agree with everything you're saying here. I have 2 x NSK3480 I run one with the bundled power supply and one with the Silverstone ST30NF. The fanned power supply makes this case unnecessarily loud! The ST30NF is absolutely perfect. It never gets more than warm (Im running a ninja'ed athlon x2 3800...
by honeymonster
Sun Jan 06, 2008 5:47 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Recommend Silent LCD Monitor
Replies: 65
Views: 46563

I also have the Samsung SycMaster 245B. It makes a mosquitoey buzz, audible all the time unless you have music/game playing :(

Can anyone recoment a 1920x1200 24" LCD that is silent?
by honeymonster
Thu Sep 07, 2006 2:49 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: DFI Infinity RS482 - advice needed on coils squealing
Replies: 5
Views: 2816

Ahhhh, the Wickes hot-glue has cured about 90% of squealage. Thanks jb_/geforce.

I think the faint high pitch squeals are much more annoying than the wirrr of fans etc... I have now noticed a squeal from my hard drive.... *sigh* :? the fight against noise continues... :twisted:
by honeymonster
Tue Sep 05, 2006 12:13 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: DFI Infinity RS482 - advice needed on coils squealing
Replies: 5
Views: 2816

Ok, hot-glue sounds good... but which brand is recomended for such tasks?

Surely there's a danger the glue will get hot on the coil and melt off! :lol:
by honeymonster
Mon Sep 04, 2006 4:06 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: DFI Infinity RS482 - advice needed on coils squealing
Replies: 5
Views: 2816

DFI Infinity RS482 - advice needed on coils squealing

I have had my RS482 a few months now and am very happy with it's performance and features. However the coils around the CPU squeal... Only very faintly on stock settings but badly when overclocking :cry: I run a 3800+ x2 overclocked to 2.5Ghz @ ~1.4v with 2GB OCZ DDR500 powered by a seasonic S12-430...
by honeymonster
Sun May 14, 2006 7:57 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Yet another uATX (or m-ATX) case thread - a non HTPC list
Replies: 27
Views: 12302

I am using the following case: http://aria.co.uk/ProductInfoComm.asp?ID=21482 It's not InWin as advertised. But rather a 'HiPoint rebel M1 series' [+] 120mm fan mounts Front and back [+] Scythe Ninja Fits [+] 3 x 5.25 bays (bottom 1 only usable with very short device) [+] 2 x 3.5 bays [+] Allows ful...
by honeymonster
Thu May 20, 2004 2:25 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Prosilence fanless pro 420 watt PS
Replies: 12
Views: 3615

I've got this power supply. After getting the first replaced 'cos it buzzed, the second is perfect. Totally silent with the fan set to off and unnoticeable when the fan is on... :D £200 is steep but that seems to be the going price for quality fanless power supplies...