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by MajereXYU
Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:03 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Apple Noise Patent Applications
Replies: 31
Views: 31872

Most recent Apple computers, mainly notebooks, iMacs and the Mac Mini, are already pretty much silent. My unibody Macbook Pro is less than an inch thick (with lid closed) and the only time I hear the fans is when both cores are working at 75%+ load for a continued time. My former Macbook (white mode...
by MajereXYU
Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:44 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: An "even quieter" Mac Mini
Replies: 29
Views: 16493

MCE is built on top of XP Pro with some of the more advanced networking features disabled (VPN for one). Basically, MCE is XP Pro with additional software. Also, I have a MacMini G4 1st gen and I can attest to its quietness. If you have a really really quiet room, then you can hear it but its noise ...
by MajereXYU
Wed Dec 07, 2005 7:47 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Silent hard drive for Mac audio/video use (Seagate?)
Replies: 11
Views: 5167

Hello! First off, nice purchase, Apple laptops are really nice. For your questions : Hard disk : Any current models should be able to provide 3.7MB/second sustained transfer speed. Most do around 40MB/second, so 3.7MB/sec is really no daunting task. As for silence, I am sure most here will agree wit...
by MajereXYU
Fri Oct 14, 2005 12:13 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Which 6600LE ...or perhaps a 6600 with zalmanHP ???
Replies: 17
Views: 4662

I have an Asus 6600 (Non-GT) super silencer, which is passively cooled. It runs really well in my P180 with only one Nexus 120mm exhaust and passively cooled NB (A8N-SLI Premium) and passively cooled CPU (A64 3000+ with XP120, no fan). Good quality, good warranty, reliable (Made by Asus) and factory...
by MajereXYU
Tue Sep 27, 2005 9:30 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommend a Silent Mouse and Keyboard?
Replies: 477
Views: 642134

I have the BenQ X120 and it is really quiet compared to my Logitech Elite and the laptop-like keys really help in typing faster.

I love it and it is dirt cheap (CAD $15 at Futureshop / BestBuy on sale).

Stylish, no-nonsense and really slim.
NO drivers needed, no hassle.
by MajereXYU
Mon Aug 15, 2005 7:26 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: NB heat piped mobos: ASUS or Abit?
Replies: 27
Views: 11612

the Asus A8N-SLI Premium fits the XP-120 perfectly, even with room to spare...
by MajereXYU
Thu Aug 11, 2005 8:10 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: NB heat piped mobos: ASUS or Abit?
Replies: 27
Views: 11612

@Centaur: My 6600 runs quite cool. I didnt' figure out how to have it report temps yet (didn't have time) but the heatsink only gets warm, not hot. It comes factory-passively cooled and I don't use the VGA duct yet, as my 80mm L1A Panaflo only fits "inside" the duct and is way too noisy in there. I'...
by MajereXYU
Sun Aug 07, 2005 9:59 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: NB heat piped mobos: ASUS or Abit?
Replies: 27
Views: 11612

Hello! I just bought the Asus A8N-SLI Premium and I must say I don't regret it. I too was considering the Abit AN8 Ultra but chose the Asus due to availability issues on the Abit. As you said, the heatsink (pretty well designed if you ask me) of the heatpipe northbridge cooler on the Asus is positio...
by MajereXYU
Sat Jul 30, 2005 3:24 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: P180, A8N-SLI Premium, XP120 (fanless) & Asus fanless 66
Replies: 1
Views: 1207

P180, A8N-SLI Premium, XP120 (fanless) & Asus fanless 66

Hello! Planning on ordering the following : Case: Antec P180 PSU: Seasonic S12-380HB 380W Mobo: Asus A8N-SLI Premium CPU: AMD Athlon64 3000+ Venice Heatsink: ThermalRight XP-120 RAM: 1024 OCZ Premier PC3200 HDD: Samsung P80 - 120GB S-ATA DVD-RW: NEC 3540 Video: Asus EN6600 Silencer 256MB CONTEXT: I ...
by MajereXYU
Fri Jul 29, 2005 8:37 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Video Capture?
Replies: 1
Views: 917

Video Capture?

Hello, I read that the Gigabyte 6600GT passive has video IN. Can anyone tell me what kind of input there is? Is it Composite in / S-video in? both? And maybe I will sound stupid but what software do you use to get the video from the video in? I mean, if I were to plug in a Playstation 2 or Gamecube ...
by MajereXYU
Mon Jul 25, 2005 10:13 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: New Asus 6600GT Passive Video Card!
Replies: 43
Views: 17910

New Asus 6600GT Passive Video Card!

French website www.clubic.com has pictures of a new Asus video card slated for august release called the EN6600GT Silencer PCI-Express. Its basically a 6600GT that is passively cooled by a rather intriguing heatsink/heatpipe combo with a small finned section protruding from the side of the main heat...
by MajereXYU
Thu Jul 21, 2005 7:04 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: nVidia GeForce 6600 & 6600LE now support SLI!
Replies: 4
Views: 1664

Yeah, I was afraid so. And looking it up, it would also drive power consommation up too... I will either get a good 6600 and use an aftermarket cooler on it or get a Gigabyte passive card. Can anyone tell me my options for aftermarket VGA coolers for a PCI-Express 6600GT? I know of the Zalman VF-700...
by MajereXYU
Wed Jul 20, 2005 4:07 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Quietest CPU Fan
Replies: 1
Views: 1261

A Nexus Real Silent 120mm might do the trick.
NoiseBlocker fans are also really silent, as are SilenX fans (not sure about the latter, just of the top of my memory).

Go with the Nexus 120mm if you want silence and a consistency between samples.
by MajereXYU
Wed Jul 20, 2005 11:19 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: nVidia GeForce 6600 & 6600LE now support SLI!
Replies: 4
Views: 1664

nVidia GeForce 6600 & 6600LE now support SLI!

I just read on nVidia's website that the 6600 (non GT) and 6600LE are now suported (via new drivers) in SLI mode. Before, it was reserved only for 6600GT and up, but now vanilla 6600's are supported. What does that mean? I am looking for silent yet fast video card that is PCI-Express for a new syste...
by MajereXYU
Mon Apr 11, 2005 1:28 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Athlin64 3000+ XP-120 Fanless SLK-3000B will it fit?
Replies: 2
Views: 1300

Athlin64 3000+ XP-120 Fanless SLK-3000B will it fit?

Hello, I am putting together a new Athlon64 system. I am wondering if all the components will fit together as I will be using a big heatsink (XP-120). Here are the components: Antec SLK-3000B case with Nexus 120mm fans at exhaust and intake. Seasonic S12 380 or 430 PSU Asus A8N-E nForce4 Motherboard...
by MajereXYU
Fri Jun 18, 2004 5:51 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: DVD-RW/+RW Recommendation? ( pref 8x w/ 8mb cache and QUIET)
Replies: 31
Views: 10022

I just bought a BenQ DW-822A and it is a really good burner.... The brand isnt well known but it's starting to gain ground as they offer good drives at ridiculously low prices. I bought mine for $90cad which is ~$65US Specs are as follow : 8X DVD+R 8X DVD-R (4X but upgradeable to 8X through latest o...
by MajereXYU
Fri Feb 13, 2004 8:00 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung P80 and SP1614C (N) the same or different models?
Replies: 2
Views: 1351

Cool thanks... Pretty obvious :oops: should have checked it myself. Is there any major performance difference between the 2MB cache and the 8MB cache model? I ask because the 8MB model isn't easy to find in Canada. If anyone knows a good online vendor that carries the P80 family in Canada (and more ...
by MajereXYU
Thu Feb 12, 2004 10:28 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung P80 and SP1614C (N) the same or different models?
Replies: 2
Views: 1351

Samsung P80 and SP1614C (N) the same or different models?

What's the difference between the Samsung P## V## and SP#### families?

ex P80 V80 and SP1614C etc...
by MajereXYU
Thu Feb 12, 2004 9:46 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 120mm fans, which is quietest at 12v? Quietest 400W+ PSU ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2310

Slightly OT but Aston, you can find Papst, Panaflo's and Evercool 120mm fans at www.vibecomputers.com for a decent price.
by MajereXYU
Sun Feb 08, 2004 6:34 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Whats my best option for a SILENT HTPC?
Replies: 24
Views: 6654

I don't know if you are familiar with the Athlon 64's "Cool n' Quiet" feature... Basically, it downgrades the CPU speed when idle as to reduce power consumption and heat dissipation. Example : a 3000+ A64 would go down to 800mhz when CPU usage is low so heat dissipation is lower. Performance is simi...
by MajereXYU
Thu Feb 05, 2004 6:55 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quiet Down LITEON Drive
Replies: 5
Views: 1882

Hi!

I have a similar drive (Lite-On 52-32-52 CD-RW) so I know what you're hearing...

If you use NERO (5 or 6), you can use the included NERO Drive Speed to reduce the read speed of your drive.

Also, when burning, just use a slower speed.

Hope that helps!
by MajereXYU
Tue Jan 27, 2004 9:33 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: BQE 120mm fan Suggestion
Replies: 5
Views: 2367

I know that my components aren't the quiestest so I don't need to go to 5V L1A level because then, my other components would annoy me (Antec True Power 480 PSU, AIW Radeon 9600PRO stock cooler :cry: , NF-7 Northbridge) PSU stays, AIW Radeon is getting Water Cooling in a couple months, CPU is getting...
by MajereXYU
Tue Jan 27, 2004 9:30 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: BQE 120mm fan Suggestion
Replies: 5
Views: 2367

Thanks alot guys! I'm a bit paranoid about temps... I currently have an Antec SX-1000 series with 3 Antec 80mm 30dBa fans and one Vantec Stealth 80mm ~22dBa fan. Heatsink is a Swiftech MCX-462+ with a Panaflo 92mm U1A 43dBa fan. As you can guess, this isn't the quietest system around.... But my temp...
by MajereXYU
Sun Jan 25, 2004 3:07 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: BQE 120mm fan Suggestion
Replies: 5
Views: 2367

BQE 120mm fan Suggestion

Hi! Buying an Antec SLK-3700BQE soon. Need uggestions for 120mm fans to put in. I have decided on a Panaflo 120mm H1A for exhaust (I have a fan controller and I prefer to have some headroom for when I overclock... Already have a Panaflo 92mm U1A and noise is bearable to me) But I think that the 120m...
by MajereXYU
Sun Jan 25, 2004 2:56 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Vantec Nexus 305 Fan Controller
Replies: 6
Views: 2554

It can take as much as 18w per channel and there are 3 channels. You can (even if Vantec warns against it) connect more than one fan per channel (with pass-thorough connectors). No ideai of the PWM frequency. You can't forward RPM to the mobo though. (Edit: oops... didnt know) I can confirm that it ...
by MajereXYU
Sat Jan 24, 2004 7:44 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: EAR mounts in Canada?
Replies: 12
Views: 2901

You can buy them along with something else and then the shipping won't be so bad... Like new Panaflo's for instance or a new SLK3700BQE... :P
by MajereXYU
Sun Jan 18, 2004 4:42 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: micro-ATX Athlon motherboard recommendations?
Replies: 15
Views: 5649

I'd suggest the Shuttle MN31/N. It's a NForce 2 though... But stability is excellent, overclocking is not too bad, I think but don't expect Abit-grade overclocking... The network controller that is integrated is the Realtek 8201B. It has S/PDIF out, two VGA ports, 3 DIMM Slots, IEEE1394 (Firewire), ...
by MajereXYU
Tue Jan 13, 2004 9:02 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Cool, efficient basic mb and cpu when I don't need power?
Replies: 15
Views: 4280

You can get more info at www.mini-itx.com Yes, they do caome in pair, the CPU being soldered to the motherboard (reducing cost by not having a ZIF socket). As for ordering, they sell them on www.mini-itx and many other retailers have them, either use google to search or use sites ike pricewatch. Min...
by MajereXYU
Mon Jan 12, 2004 11:29 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Cool, efficient basic mb and cpu when I don't need power?
Replies: 15
Views: 4280

Hi! Welcome to SPCR!! ©Ralf Hutter... Sorry, saw it first! Ok... Back to Topic... Silent and cool running aren't words often seen together in the world of Ghz Processors... But indeed, the VIA offerings are quite interesting in the fact that they are small in size (i.e. form factor), reasonably powe...
by MajereXYU
Fri Jan 09, 2004 7:54 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best cooler for Athlon 64/Socket 754?
Replies: 3
Views: 1560

I think you can convert Swiftech Heatsinks with a ceonversion kit from Swiftech.