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by One
Tue Jul 17, 2007 9:01 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec Phantom 350 - how much can it power?
Replies: 2
Views: 1557

In theory yes, but that 3000+ will bottleneck hard your GTX. I'm going to use 2560x1600 with everything on max. Maybe I should get a 8800GTS 320MB? Which will be the bottleneck? With a bottlenecked graphics card I always had to spend an hour optimizing the settings before I could play, and then I g...
by One
Tue Jul 17, 2007 7:40 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec Phantom 350 - how much can it power?
Replies: 2
Views: 1557

Antec Phantom 350 - how much can it power?

I have the rear grilles removed with a Papst fan blowing air through it. I have it outside the case.
Is 350watts the limit or can it do higher with the fan?

I have AMD 3000+, 2GB RAM, 2 harddrives, 1 fan.

Is it possible to connect a 8800gtx into the Phantom?
by One
Thu Jun 07, 2007 8:18 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: DriverHeaven's 11W ITX build
Replies: 6
Views: 4038

Does this new version take less watts than the older and slower VIA boards?

This new one costs 3 times more than the 600MHz versions, but I don't care about the speed, only the watts.
by One
Wed Apr 18, 2007 4:39 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8600GT and 8600 GTS Power consumption here
Replies: 6
Views: 7005

How many watts does 8500GT use in idle?
by One
Fri Feb 23, 2007 11:46 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Carbon-Fibre Computer Case
Replies: 60
Views: 33062

jaganath wrote:Sorry, but that guy is nuts. I also severely doubt the paper does anything, in the way that he has applied it.
Nuts how? I have listened to his system (we live in the same vessel) before and after he put the paper on, it sounded better with the paper.
by One
Fri Feb 23, 2007 1:13 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Carbon-Fibre Computer Case
Replies: 60
Views: 33062

If you want shielding you could cover the case with carbon fiber paper like this guy: http://www.head-fi.org/forums/showthrea ... 316&page=9

1024 width pic
by One
Sun Oct 01, 2006 6:49 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: how do i beat silence addiction???
Replies: 23
Views: 15039

The quieter my system gets the more annoyed I get. After I pulled the computer out of the closet it took a week to adjust to it, but then it didn't bother me at all for a month. But then I put it back into the closet and now I'm bothered by small sounds again, soon I need to replace my MX510 mouse. ...
by One
Fri Dec 09, 2005 5:25 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate 7200.8 Drives are bad?
Replies: 1
Views: 1183

Yeah, the difference is large between the same drives in the 7200.8 family. I measured the vibrations with my sensitive finger at the same spot on each drive. _________________ Vibration estimation % Seagate ST3250823AS Drive1: 75% Drive2: 40% Drive3: 100% Drive4: 35% Drive5: 80% Drive6: 80% Samsung...
by One
Mon Dec 05, 2005 12:26 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Please help my NOISY new AMD 4200X2
Replies: 13
Views: 3411

You also need to install the Cool'n'Quiet driver for your motherboard if you haven't already done so.
To find out if it's working, look in System Properties to see if the GHz number is lower.
by One
Sun Dec 04, 2005 11:48 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Please help my NOISY new AMD 4200X2
Replies: 13
Views: 3411

Have you tried with Cool'n'Quiet enabled?
You can also manually try lowering the Vcore and multiplier. This makes the CPU use less power from the PSU.
by One
Wed Nov 30, 2005 12:02 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Logitech UltraX - Nice silent keyboard
Replies: 164
Views: 105039

I got my 3rd Ultra-X a couple weeks ago, it is Ultra-X Media Keyboard that was recently released (2005-11-03). If I would rate my 3 keyboards for silence it would be this: Score _________________________ (Purchase date) 92/100 Ultra-X Media Keyboard USB (November 2005) 90/100 Ultra-X Flat Keyboard P...
by One
Tue Jul 26, 2005 4:35 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec Phantom Users Poll
Replies: 211
Views: 266573

Finally got a replacement after 6 months. :x But now there is a very loud buzzing noise when the computer is turned off. When I turn ON the computer the buzzing goes away! When I turn off the computer the buzzing starts again, but this time slightly louder, possibly heat related? I turned the Phanto...
by One
Thu Mar 24, 2005 1:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 0 dB in sewer or 70 dB in castle?
Replies: 8
Views: 5210

0 dB in sewer or 70 dB in castle?

How sensitive to noise are you? In all "homes" the desk and computer are exactly the same, the only difference is how it looks around you and how noisy and smelly it is.
by One
Thu Mar 24, 2005 1:19 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: 8 harddrives in closet
Replies: 4
Views: 2823

Pauli wrote:Well, if it works and is reliable and stays cool, it looks like a pretty good solution. How much total disk space do you have?
With those 8 drives = 1.2 TB. (1.66 TB without RAID)
by One
Wed Mar 23, 2005 11:09 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: 8 harddrives in closet
Replies: 4
Views: 2823

That setup makes me want to shoot myself. Ugh! Can't you organize it at least a little bit? Eh, well, I guess if it's quiet in your room... It is organized and just how I want it. As I said, putting all the cables in place was a puzzle (cable length etc.), but it may look like I just placed all stu...
by One
Wed Mar 23, 2005 9:02 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: 8 harddrives in closet
Replies: 4
Views: 2823

8 harddrives in closet

My computer is fanless with the Zalman Reserator making the most noise. I made the hole through the wall as small as possible to prevent much noise from leaking out. I had to remove all cables and make the hole a little bigger a few times. Putting all cables in place was like a puzzle. I found a whi...
by One
Sun Mar 13, 2005 10:12 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Logitech UltraX - Nice silent keyboard
Replies: 164
Views: 105039

I have 2 Ultra-X keyboards, the old one is 6 months older. When I got the new keyboard it was twice as loud as the old one, it seems that over time it gets more quiet.
by One
Wed Feb 16, 2005 2:09 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Where to buy 3700 AMB in Sweden?
Replies: 2
Views: 1323

www.datorhandel.com also has it

www.webhallen.com is in Stockholm
by One
Wed Feb 16, 2005 1:04 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate 7200.8 vibration inconsistencies
Replies: 0
Views: 750

Seagate 7200.8 vibration inconsistencies

I got 6 Seagate 250GB 7200.8 and they vibrate a different amount when idle, there is a big difference between the drive that vibrates the most and the drive that vibrates the least. I have all drives resting on foam. I measured the vibrations with my sensitive finger at the same spot on each drive. ...
by One
Sun Jan 30, 2005 4:50 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec Phantom Users Poll
Replies: 211
Views: 266573

I got the same thing. Mine worked for a week before it died. It suddenly shut off while the computer was idle. Then it didn't start anymore, the blue light just goes on and off when trying to start it. It was on 12 hours per day running Folding @ Home. It was outside the case with no airflow. My com...
by One
Tue Jan 25, 2005 3:08 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: A-Tech Mass Storage Case
Replies: 1
Views: 1362

A-Tech Mass Storage Case

How much noise does this case block? http://www.atechfabrication.com/products/mass_storage.htm Why isn't there any reviews yet, is it because it is too expensive? The idle noise of Samsung SP1614N (Nidec) is driving me insane, I will not be happy until it is 0dB. In the assembly guide they use a Sam...
by One
Wed Sep 15, 2004 10:59 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless server in closet and reserator outside (drill free)
Replies: 7
Views: 4208

Not pretty, but very nice. Must be very quiet. um. Why do you have six mice?? I have 4 mice, the other 2 that look like mice are receivers. All my mice are cordless, I use different mice for different games. Trust Ami Mouse 250S Cordless (old IR version=better grip) for Virtual Pool 3 and reaction ...
by One
Wed Sep 15, 2004 10:09 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Fanless server in closet and reserator outside (drill free)
Replies: 7
Views: 4208

Fanless server in closet and reserator outside (drill free)

Abit NF7-M (with Zalman ZM-NB47J) AMD Mobile 2400+ 35W (AXMD2400FJQ4C) Zalman Reserator 1 SilverStone ST30NF fanless PSU Samsung SP1614N (on foam) Antec 3700BQE without casedoor, no fans running. (But a case is not really needed, the closet is like a big case) 2x 1.8 meter PS/2 extension cables. (Fo...
by One
Thu Jan 15, 2004 10:12 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 3x80gb one platter vs 2x160gb two platter, which is quieter?
Replies: 3
Views: 1560

3x80gb one platter vs 2x160gb two platter, which is quieter?

I will set up a RAID 0 with Samsung Spinpoint drives. Using 3 drives instead of 2 makes it up to 50% faster than with only 2 drives, right? Three SP0812C (80gb) drives is the same price as two SP1614C (160gb) drives, and you get 50% extra speed for 33% less storage space. I have read that 2 platters...