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by DG
Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:36 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet 680 with nvidia blower fan. Are they all the same?
Replies: 0
Views: 4272

Quiet 680 with nvidia blower fan. Are they all the same?

I'm looking for a relatively quiet 680 gtx video card with the default nvidia cooling (blower fan). I'm only interested by the noise they produce at idle. My question is, are they all the same, meaning it doesn't matter what brand i'll choose as long as it has the blower cooler designed by nvidia? T...
by DG
Sun Nov 18, 2012 3:46 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua NH-L9 - 37mm low profile cooler
Replies: 13
Views: 5945

Re: Noctua NH-L9 - 37mm low profile cooler

Looks promising. I think it would safely cool my i5 3570k cpu, despite its small size.
by DG
Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:43 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua NH-L9 - 37mm low profile cooler
Replies: 13
Views: 5945

Re: Noctua NH-L9 - 37mm low profile cooler

Any plans for reviewing this by SPCR? :) Or at least the fan.
by DG
Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:04 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Low Profile GPU Cooler Recommendation
Replies: 8
Views: 1655

Re: Low Profile GPU Cooler Recommendation

Setsugen 2 could be an option.
by DG
Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:25 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How much will a 300w power supply run?
Replies: 284
Views: 601802

Re: How much will a 300w power supply run?

A normal ATX is too big for my project, i want to build the smallest gaming mini itx possible. But i'll think about it. :) I'll see if i could replace the 80mm x 15mm fan in the silverstone with a 92mm x 25mm fan. It will add 10mm to the height of the sfx, but i don't know if the other half of the f...
by DG
Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:25 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How much will a 300w power supply run?
Replies: 284
Views: 601802

Re: How much will a 300w power supply run?

Custom made from scratch, the psu will draw fresh air from outside.
by DG
Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:41 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How much will a 300w power supply run?
Replies: 284
Views: 601802

Re: How much will a 300w power supply run?

Anyone, please? I need to make a sfx buying decision in the coming days.
by DG
Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:34 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How much will a 300w power supply run?
Replies: 284
Views: 601802

Re: How much will a 300w power supply run?

Will a 300w SFX PSU (Seasonic SS-300SFD) power my future mini pc? -Intel 2500k (probably Ivy Bridge, if not, the current Sandy Bridge rev) -> stock or with a little oc (not sure if i'll need it, prob not) -Z77 mini itx board (or any z68 or H67 mini itx board) -8 GB ram -1x SSD + 1x 2.5" hdd 5400 rpm...
by DG
Sat Jan 14, 2012 2:12 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: The PWM fan on the Shuriken 2 is loud! Replace it or...?
Replies: 4
Views: 1535

Re: The PWM fan on the Shuriken 2 is loud! Replace it or...?

My new pc hasn't arrived yet, so i only have parts of it, mainly the psu, fan controller and this cpu cooler. I was wondering if the bearing noise could be generated only because the PWM on the fan doesn't like the non-PWM fan controller, if anyone has encountered this. And if someone has tried that...
by DG
Fri Jan 13, 2012 3:26 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: The PWM fan on the Shuriken 2 is loud! Replace it or...?
Replies: 4
Views: 1535

The PWM fan on the Shuriken 2 is loud! Replace it or...?

Just purchased a new cooler, Scythe Big Shuriken 2, and the PWM fan that comes with it is not that quiet. The fan's specs are 500 (±200 rpm) - 2.000 rpm (±10%) - PWM-controlled (model nr: SY1212SL12H-P). Of course at maximum 2k RPM it's very loud, but my disappointment came when i tried to lower the...
by DG
Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:45 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: What's the most silent 6950 card in idle?
Replies: 0
Views: 1121

What's the most silent 6950 card in idle?

What is the most silent AMD 6950 card available? Of course i'm looking for a custom cooler design, as the reference is too loud. I'm more interested in the idle noise, as the load noise doesn't bother me.
by DG
Mon Nov 08, 2010 6:14 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: All in one furniture -pc
Replies: 8
Views: 5210

Re: All in one furniture -pc

Any pictures with the insides of the HTPC (showing the location, cooling and other things)? I couldn't find any in the links you posted.
by DG
Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:25 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Lan-Gear BETA mITX build
Replies: 7
Views: 4024

Re: Lan-Gear BETA mITX build

I've wrote a longer post yesterday but it got deleted somehow (when they made changes to the forum). It's a nice case, best combination of small size and efficient cooling for a gaming pc. Not so silent with all that fans and airholes, but this can't be avoided without increasing the size of the cas...
by DG
Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:52 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Which GTX 460 to choose?
Replies: 52
Views: 11832

So...any card that works by default with the fan at 30%?
by DG
Tue Sep 07, 2010 3:32 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Western Digital 1TB SATA3 64M (WD1002FAEX)
Replies: 3
Views: 2083

Without AAM, the seeks are really loud, you can hear them from across the room. But when you activate AAM (at max), you barely hear them over the idle noise, which is not that high anyway. But suspending is a must (like with almost all hdds).
by DG
Sun Aug 29, 2010 5:05 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Is my HDD still safe to use?
Replies: 1
Views: 931

Is my HDD still safe to use?

I have a WD 6400aaks 00A7B0 (640GB, Blue) hard disk and recently i decided to check its SMART info, to see if it's ok (not because of warnings signs, but just as a precaution). The hdd was (and is) working fine in my pc, but the SMART utility showed that it had a warning sign at the " Current Pendin...
by DG
Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:53 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Silverstone ST45SF SFX PSU
Replies: 2
Views: 2508

Mats wrote: Any chance we'll see a SPCR review soon? :wink:
I would like to see this too. Good and silent SFF PSUs are hard to find...
by DG
Sun Aug 15, 2010 6:28 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: I can't decide on a secondary hdd for my quiet desktop.
Replies: 2
Views: 1088

Anyone? i need to buy it tomorrow or the day after...
by DG
Sat Aug 14, 2010 6:45 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: I can't decide on a secondary hdd for my quiet desktop.
Replies: 2
Views: 1088

I can't decide on a secondary hdd for my quiet desktop.

My primary desktop has a SSD for OS and programs so i just need only one internal 1 TB hard disk (2 platters) for storage (and mostly streaming music and video). I need it to have low vibrations, because i don't have room for suspension. I can't decide between these: - WD Blue EALS 7200RPM drive. I ...
by DG
Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:55 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F3EG ... HD503HI
Replies: 13
Views: 11925

Does this drive (F3 Eco HD503HI) has some of Samsung's F2s strange noises at start up (loud clicks a few times)? The start-up clicks of the F2 are described below (by a user from this forum): "Samsung EcoGreen - i'm unsure if they fixed it in F3, but my F2 1,5TB (HD154UI) has a terrible start sound....
by DG
Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:41 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Any 2 platter 1.5 GB drives yet?
Replies: 1
Views: 787

Any 2 platter 1.5 GB drives yet?

5400 or 7200 RPM, doesn't matter.
by DG
Sat Feb 06, 2010 1:41 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: A nvidia 260 gtx card that doesn't squeal?
Replies: 5
Views: 1212

..."low heat output" as opposed to the 280 GTX. :) The 260 GTX with 216, 55 nm core is pretty easy to cool silently. Maybe i'm wrong, but that's what i've read. But they all squeal, at least for the ones that have a factory default pcb and components.
by DG
Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:10 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: A nvidia 260 gtx card that doesn't squeal?
Replies: 5
Views: 1212

Anyone? I need to buy a new video card with low heat output and the performance of a 260 gtx card. I have a 8800GT now and i was thinking for something twice as fast...I don't really want an ATI card, i've always had nvidia cards in my pcs. :oops:
by DG
Fri Feb 05, 2010 6:30 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: A nvidia 260 gtx card that doesn't squeal?
Replies: 5
Views: 1212

A nvidia 260 gtx card that doesn't squeal?

I'm referring to the high pitch sound that a lot of 260 cards do (not because of the fan, but because of the coils on the card...). Is any card, from some manufacture, immune to this?
by DG
Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:35 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 1TB hdd. Samsung F2 Eco or WD WD10EARS Green?
Replies: 3
Views: 3084

1TB hdd. Samsung F2 Eco or WD WD10EARS Green?

I need to choose between these two 1TB drives and i can't decide. The nr.1 concern is reliability, followed by noise. I've heard about the "feature" of the new WD Green drives, the head parking issues that theoretically shorten the drive's life. Also, the samsung drives sometimes make some strange n...
by DG
Thu Jun 25, 2009 4:05 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Anyone tested the Shuttle XPC PC55 450W PSU?
Replies: 0
Views: 774

Anyone tested the Shuttle XPC PC55 450W PSU?

Here are the specs and pics: http://us.shuttle.com/barebone/Models/A ... /PC55.html

Does anyone knows how reliable is this PSU? How quiet is it? It has a 80mm fan, so it's promising...
Who makes it? Shuttle or is it a rebrand?
by DG
Sat Sep 27, 2008 2:55 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hard Disks. Good for offline storage over the years?
Replies: 34
Views: 8683

Thanks for the replies. It's for my collection of music (only lossless files, ~400MB per album), and i have all sorts of hard to find music there, and it's getting bigger and bigger by the day, so i need to store it someplace (some for backup only, some not). CDs won't do, at hundreds of albums, the...
by DG
Sat Sep 27, 2008 10:39 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hard Disks. Good for offline storage over the years?
Replies: 34
Views: 8683

Thx for the reply, but you didn't answered my question. :D Can hdds be a reliable data storage medium, if not used a couple of years? For example if i write all my sensitive data on a hdd, and then leave it in the drawer for a couple of years. Will it be functional after these years and my data will...
by DG
Sat Sep 27, 2008 7:45 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hard Disks. Good for offline storage over the years?
Replies: 34
Views: 8683

Hard Disks. Good for offline storage over the years?

With hdds going cheaper and bigger by the day, i found myself that it's not a good solution anymore to keep burning dvds with my data (not necessarily backup data) because they occupy more space then a single hdd (the height of a 3.5" hdd equals 14 dvds, or 63GB for single layer dvds, or ~120GB for ...
by DG
Sat Sep 27, 2008 7:21 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Bulk hard drive storage container?
Replies: 9
Views: 5049

Shock protection is little concern for me, because, when not powered on, hdds have amazing shock resistance. Also, you keep them in a storage room, so you're not like carring them all the time. Imo, more important for me is magnetic protection and humidity control. And i don't know how to solve this...