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by intx
Sat Jun 11, 2016 2:29 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Quiet Floor/Table Fan?
Replies: 0
Views: 13908

Quiet Floor/Table Fan?

Anyone know of a quiet floor/table fan I can use to keep cool during the summer? Seems to be very little decent information on google for this subject. I've generally found: 1. Computer fans. 2. Bathroom fans. 3. Relatively small reviews that claim a fan is quiet, but doesn't have reference any comp...
by intx
Sat Apr 30, 2011 3:36 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Decent replacement for UltraX Keyboard?
Replies: 29
Views: 37157

Re: Decent replacement for UltraX Keyboard?

That seems to be the newer version (sometimes called 'premium'). It's still available in many places but it hasn't got the same feel as the original UltraX Flat. I had the older UltraX "Media" version which had different media buttons with text instead of symbols below them, but it didn't feel diff...
by intx
Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:01 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Decent replacement for UltraX Keyboard?
Replies: 29
Views: 37157

Decent replacement for UltraX Keyboard?

What keyboard is still in production that, from someone who has used and generally liked the Logitech UltraX find an acceptable replacement?

Thanks
by intx
Fri May 07, 2010 8:07 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What's a quiet room fan? :D
Replies: 1
Views: 1230

What's a quiet room fan? :D

So it's getting near summer time, and I don't have air conditioning yet...

What is a quiet cooling fan? :lol: I know this is a tiny bit off topic, kind of figured if anyone would know, you guys would :)
by intx
Fri Mar 13, 2009 2:15 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD 320GB or 640GB SE16 Drive
Replies: 24
Views: 11014

I have two WD6400AAKS made in March and June, and just received two WD6401AALS with matching mfg. dates of less than 2 weeks ago. They all have the same firmware version. Putting my ear to each drive and listening to idle and seek noises (with AAM disabled), my AAKS are quieter. One of the AALS is ...
by intx
Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:09 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Q6600vsQ9550, which one is cooler?
Replies: 6
Views: 2647

Theoretically yes. If the Q6600 was die shrunk into a 45nm die.

The Q9450 and Q9550 are clocked at a higher speed and have significantly more cache.
by intx
Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:44 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Q6600vsQ9550, which one is cooler?
Replies: 6
Views: 2647

Q6600vsQ9550, which one is cooler?

Hi,

Does anyone here have first hand experience with both? (or a Qx50 variant, like the q9450/q9650?)

I want to know which one is likely to run cooler.

Thanks!
by intx
Wed Feb 18, 2009 5:15 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate 7200.12 500Gb impressions
Replies: 19
Views: 11643

Nice to hear that 7200.12 are quiet but since Seagate messed up big time with their firmware I decided to stay away from that brand for at least couple of years. My data is important to me...:-) That's exactly why you should go with Seagate now. After the .11 fiasco, they have checked, double-check...
by intx
Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:33 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Low-cost PSU bottom-mounted case?
Replies: 6
Views: 2251

Low-cost PSU bottom-mounted case?

Is there a PSU that is mounted on the bottom of a case that doesn't cost a lot?

Thanks
by intx
Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:50 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: phenom II AM2+ vs AM3?
Replies: 26
Views: 12385

jeekub wrote:You get more headroom for upgrades later on if you go for Phenom II - such as DDR3's and quicker HT.

What's more, you can stick it in AM2+ socket MoBo and wait for the AM3 ones to drop the novelty price tag.
price difference is like $30.
by intx
Mon Feb 09, 2009 12:25 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: phenom II AM2+ vs AM3?
Replies: 26
Views: 12385

by intx
Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:42 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: phenom II AM2+ vs AM3?
Replies: 26
Views: 12385

phenom II AM2+ vs AM3?

which would you get for a quiet pc?

thanks!
by intx
Thu Dec 25, 2008 3:01 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD6400AAKS - 3 platters? Anyone bought this recently?
Replies: 1
Views: 1301

WD6400AAKS - 3 platters? Anyone bought this recently?

Apparently there is a rumour going around that the new WD6400AAKS are heavier in weight than the original WD6400AAKS.. and that it may not be the original one at all. Anyone have this drive recently can confirm whether this is true or not? Or can anyone with this drive post HDtach benchmarks? (If yo...
by intx
Sat Sep 20, 2008 1:39 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Dual DVI Passive/Fanless card?
Replies: 3
Views: 1908

Dual DVI Passive/Fanless card?

What's a dual dvi card that's passive/fanless? Sapphire's 3450 512MB is supposed to be, but the actual card is dvi/vga..
by intx
Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:12 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Low cost AGP Dual LCD (DVI) Video Card?
Replies: 6
Views: 2100

I've found a few cards that are dual DVI capable, AGP, and passive. Thanks again to NeilBlanchard for his findings, and everyone for their effort. Visiontek X1050 Nvidia Quadro 4 280 NVS Matrox G550 None of these are going to be decent gaming cards, but which would you recommend for dual widescreen ...
by intx
Wed Apr 16, 2008 10:01 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Low cost AGP Dual LCD (DVI) Video Card?
Replies: 6
Views: 2100

Low cost AGP Dual LCD (DVI) Video Card?

What's a fairly low cost AGP video card that can support two LCD screens?

(and quiet, of course.. but that should go without saying :lol: )

Thanks !
by intx
Wed Jul 18, 2007 10:56 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: PSU Recommendation for A8N-SLI?
Replies: 5
Views: 1796

If you want modular cabling and you dont have a case like the P180 where it keeps your PSU thermally seperated from the rest of the case, then i'd highly recommend the Antec Neo HE 430w. Its much easier to keep it thermally isolated from the rest of a standard PC case than with 120mm fan PSU's. Tha...
by intx
Tue Jul 17, 2007 10:52 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: PSU Recommendation for A8N-SLI?
Replies: 5
Views: 1796

I don't plan on using any fancy video cards.

A google search of A8N-SLI and NeoHE or Antec will confirm that there is a serious problem between the two in terms of compatibility. No one really explains how or why though :lol:
by intx
Tue Jul 17, 2007 5:04 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: PSU Recommendation for A8N-SLI?
Replies: 5
Views: 1796

PSU Recommendation for A8N-SLI?

Looking for a quiet, not too expensive power supply that works with the A8N-SLI Motherboard.. The best choice based on the recommendations on this site seems to be the Antec NeoHE, but that model seems to have trouble with the Asus A8N-SLI motherboard for some reason. Any other suggestions for a goo...
by intx
Fri Nov 24, 2006 9:22 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: The quietest drive: 3.5" WD 500GB vs your/any 2.5"
Replies: 1
Views: 2131

The quietest drive: 3.5" WD 500GB vs your/any 2.5"

The 3.5" WD 500GB (WD5000KS/RS) has been stated and not disputed as the quietest 3.5" desktop HD manufacturered within the past few years. 2.5" HDs are generally regarded as being quieter, if not significantly quieter than the 3.5" counterparts. Are 2.5" HDs quieter than the 3.5" WD 500GB? Based on ...
by intx
Wed Sep 27, 2006 3:24 am
Forum: Site Feedback
Topic: Noise Survey Database (feedback about a product on one page)
Replies: 1
Views: 3268

Noise Survey Database (feedback about a product on one page)

I found it difficult to have to browse through hundreds of forum posts just to find out whether a drive is quiet or not by feedback. Mostly because a lot of people post model numbers and drives in their signature, bringing a lot of false positives. Now it wouldn't be right to just tell people what t...
by intx
Wed Sep 27, 2006 3:15 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Inexpensive, stable (less sample variation) quiet drive?
Replies: 0
Views: 1282

Inexpensive, stable (less sample variation) quiet drive?

What's a quiet 3.5" HD that doesn't have as much variation (large noise difference from one drive to another, but same model? I'm highly considering the Samsung HD160JJ, but some people seem rather unhappy with it.
by intx
Sat Aug 05, 2006 6:59 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 3.5" Seagate vs Samsung 80GB, which is quieter?
Replies: 8
Views: 3058

I read seagate has 160gb platters (thus using only one for 80/160gb drives), but all lower capacity samsung drives use two platters. Are Samsung drives still quieter than Seagates, even though they use two platters for 80GB/160GB versions?
by intx
Fri Aug 04, 2006 11:27 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Noise: Seagate 80GB vs Seagate 160GB? Difference?
Replies: 1
Views: 1295

Noise: Seagate 80GB vs Seagate 160GB? Difference?

For the latest 7200.9 models, Is there a noise difference between the 80GB and the 160GB, since they're both one platter models from what I've read? Also would one have better performance than the other? (Considering they're both one platter, simply one is double sided, I'd assume equal.) Thanks in ...
by intx
Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:22 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 3.5" Seagate vs Samsung 80GB, which is quieter?
Replies: 8
Views: 3058

3.5" Seagate vs Samsung 80GB, which is quieter?

Between Seagate's 80GB and Samsung's 80GB, which do you find is quieter?

Also, between Seagate's 7200.7/7200.9 or SATA/PATA?

What about Seagate's PATA vs SATA?

I assume the 7200.9 should be quieter, because of fewer platters, but is it?
by intx
Mon Jul 24, 2006 10:30 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Just bought an 80GB Seagate 7200.9 PATA and it's LOUD!
Replies: 6
Views: 2403

Weird, the experiences I've read from other Seagate 7200.9 80gb users were that they were fairly (although not substantially) quiet. What date code and country of manufacture is stated on this HD?
by intx
Fri Jul 21, 2006 4:29 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2.5" Reliability, compared to 3.5" drives?
Replies: 4
Views: 2476

2.5" Reliability, compared to 3.5" drives?

Between 2.5" HDs and 3.5" HDs, which are more reliable? I'd think in theory 2.5" HDs are more reliable because they generate less heat, which seems to be the leading factor determining the life your HD. However, they are smaller, and supposedly built more fragile.. does this equal less reliability? ...
by intx
Fri Jul 21, 2006 3:33 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Toshiba MK6022GAX 5400/16mb Notebook Drive
Replies: 14
Views: 10293

Anyone have a 16mb cache 2.5" drive? Does it run hot?
by intx
Thu Jul 06, 2006 4:54 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quietest low cost 3.5" HD?
Replies: 0
Views: 1717

Quietest low cost 3.5" HD?

What's the quietest HD I can find that doesn't cost over $80 USD/$100 CAD? I realize 2.5" HDs are quieter, but they seem to ratherly expensive, especially the SATA models. I'm thinking either the Seagate ST3808110AS or the Samsung Spinpoint SP0802N.. but I'm not sure which is quieter or if another 8...
by intx
Tue May 23, 2006 4:12 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best Fan for Thermalright SI-120?
Replies: 11
Views: 3476

It will provide decent airflow, but most people on here would not consider a medium panaflo fan or a 35DBA* fan quiet. People here consider the 'low' speed version noisy. It really depends on your noise standards. If you're using a cool and quiet motherboard, you could turn it down. *35DBA Panasonic...