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by daba
Mon Jul 28, 2008 6:30 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Looking to build a new quiet computer - recommendations?
Replies: 3
Views: 1820

Good idea on the Xigmatek, seems to be recommended all around so I'll go for it. I was thinking of getting the ATI 4870X2 when it comes out, only problem is, what aftermarket heatsinks can handle the dual-cores? For the price, it is about the same as two 4870's and initial previews are great. Anyone...
by daba
Wed Jul 23, 2008 6:20 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Looking to build a new quiet computer - recommendations?
Replies: 3
Views: 1820

Looking to build a new quiet computer - recommendations?

Hello all, I've been out of the loop for a while but I'd like to build a new quiet desktop gaming rig that can adequately play games and watch movies on my monitors. Main limitations are my Dell 3007 and a secondary Dell 2405 so I'll probably need dual video cards. I have no idea where to start so a...
by daba
Sat Oct 20, 2007 9:58 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: The last power supply you will ever need!
Replies: 22
Views: 6867

What i hate about it is the consumerist phallus compensation mentality that makes people pursue these kinds of monster earth wasters. I equally loathe those who drive Hummers, doubly so on metropolitan roads. I agree, that said; I equally loathe the companies for manufacturing these monsters that n...
by daba
Sat Oct 20, 2007 7:44 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: XFX 7900gs AGP cooling
Replies: 7
Views: 5324

I actually ordered a Thermalright V1 Ultra because the mounting system looks very flexible: http://www.bigbruin.com/reviews05/imageview.php?item=v1ultra&file=pic20.jpg To cover the RAM, Zalman has the low-profile RAM sinks that come with the VNF100 and can be purchased separately. Finally, the 7900 ...
by daba
Thu Oct 18, 2007 10:30 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: XFX 7900gs AGP cooling
Replies: 7
Views: 5324

Actually the word is that the Accelero S2 will fit but I can't find a single confirmation of this. They are all claiming that it would fit before the it was actually released. Also, if the Accelero S2 fits how do you cool the HSI? Here is a company that claims it fits the 7800 GS, which is basically...
by daba
Thu Oct 18, 2007 9:15 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: XFX 7900gs AGP cooling
Replies: 7
Views: 5324

Wow, neither the VNF100 nor the VF&00 fit! What a waste. This card has an extra chip on it... back to the stock heatsink it is. Anyone know of a compatible heatsink?

Edit, VF700, not 900.
by daba
Wed Oct 17, 2007 3:13 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: XFX 7900gs AGP cooling
Replies: 7
Views: 5324

Hey I also have this card. I bought a VNF100 Zalman for it but I haven't received it yet.

I'm also in the market for a cooler for this, although I also have a Zalman VF700 that I can test with it.
by daba
Wed Jul 19, 2006 2:56 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time to upgrade... need advice on a quiet powerhouse!
Replies: 19
Views: 6869

jaQa: thank you for your recommendation but if I switch to LGA775 then a lot of my options will need to change. I might as well get a new computer overhaul.
by daba
Tue Jul 18, 2006 6:53 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Intel Core 2 Duo (Conroe) Cooling
Replies: 9
Views: 4936

You could always get your own passive chipset cooling... Thermalright makes a bunch of good solutions.
by daba
Tue Jul 18, 2006 6:29 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time to upgrade... need advice on a quiet powerhouse!
Replies: 19
Views: 6869

Wow, thanks for the information. Looks like dual core is in my future... as of now I'm still waiting for this old thing to churn out numbers ... But, how's the Conroe in terms of silent computing? That's the main reason I'm asking it here, on spcr. I just wonder with these new video cards... will th...
by daba
Fri Jul 14, 2006 4:08 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time to upgrade... need advice on a quiet powerhouse!
Replies: 19
Views: 6869

stromgald: Although my memory usage peaks 750MB when the PC is number crunching, I haven't found a shortage for it just yet. Also, I don't have a cooling problem? The Nexus fans are running fine. darthan: I had a hunch about the 3007FPW; I guess I could use an adapter with the VGA port from the X800...
by daba
Fri Jul 14, 2006 2:56 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Time to upgrade... need advice on a quiet powerhouse!
Replies: 19
Views: 6869

Time to upgrade... need advice on a quiet powerhouse!

Hello everyone, So it's that time again... time to upgrade the old desktop machine. Currently I have: Intel P4 3.0C with XP90 + 90mm Nexus 2x512MB Mushkin BH5 Asus P4C800-E DLX 2x160GB Samsung Spinpoint RAID 0 ATi x800pro with Zalman V700Cu + random other stuff I'm using all Nexus fans with my Lian ...
by daba
Mon Jul 10, 2006 1:44 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: acaurora's BLACK P180 ;P (Narrowband warning!)
Replies: 19
Views: 25916

well, i can post my case inside, I think it is quite neat. http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y23/Nevarion/nevarionrig.jpg It actually has been updated and modified to allow even more airflow in the hdd area, I ripped out the hdd-bay and inserted a suspensioned standard hdd-bay. Sorry, dont have any ...
by daba
Thu Jul 06, 2006 10:56 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Thanko "silent" keyboard
Replies: 16
Views: 13975

Hmm, it's not my taste. What other keyboards have you tried and compared this with?
by daba
Thu Jul 06, 2006 8:09 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: THE end all most quiet keyboard EVER! (from IBM nonetheless)
Replies: 62
Views: 98509

I got sick of the "laptop style" keys, How come? Oh, and does it come with a USB-PS/2 adapter? I just wanted a more full keyboard; I feel that I can type better that way. I use a laptop on the go and I wanted something for a change when I got back home. No, it doesn't come with a USB-PS/2 adapter.
by daba
Wed Jul 05, 2006 6:54 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: THE end all most quiet keyboard EVER! (from IBM nonetheless)
Replies: 62
Views: 98509

A.C.:

It's quieter than the Comfort Curve 2000, which I had just replaced. I got sick of the "laptop style" keys, and this is a great, full-bodied keyboard that's more silent than the CC2000. What bugged me most about the CC2000 was its clickety spacebar; not so much with this keyboard.
by daba
Wed Jul 05, 2006 6:20 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: THE end all most quiet keyboard EVER! (from IBM nonetheless)
Replies: 62
Views: 98509

THE end all most quiet keyboard EVER! (from IBM nonetheless)

So I've been through about 10 keyboards in search of the quietest. Ranging from the $20 Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000, which has been my primary keyboard for a while, to the $120 Logitech diNovo. I decided to get the IBM ThinkPlus Enhanced Performance USB Keyboard . This is by far the quietest keyboa...
by daba
Wed Mar 15, 2006 12:42 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian Li V600
Replies: 25
Views: 12441

This is very true -- what exactly is the maximum height of a CPU cooler one could fit in there? In addition, the PSU fan sucking (or not) the hot air would be problematic as that may result in an increase in fan noise.
by daba
Wed Mar 08, 2006 10:33 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian Li V600
Replies: 25
Views: 12441

Lian Li V600

Has anyone seen this new Lian Li V600? It looks very fun, and presumably quiet. Maybe I'll redo my system with one of these puppies: http://www.techzine.nl/uploaded/31617_b1de1cd5.jpg Review It's just a shrunken V1000, but the V1000 is a little too big for me. Hopefully, it can disappate heat fast e...
by daba
Tue Jan 03, 2006 8:28 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Logitech DiNovo repair advice please
Replies: 4
Views: 2233

Did you replace the batteries?
by daba
Sat Nov 19, 2005 3:58 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How many USB peripherals have you got connected?
Replies: 24
Views: 13866

1. Keyboard
2. Mouse
3. Printer
4. HDD
5. Memory reader
6. Cell phone
by daba
Fri Nov 18, 2005 1:15 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommend a Silent Mouse and Keyboard?
Replies: 477
Views: 650367

I dont like the Comfort Edition anymore. Reason: while playing games you often need to hold down one or several keysfor a long time, like when walking or driving, this f*cker has some "feature" wich works so that you stop walking every10seconds or so. I didnt find any settings to disable this "feat...
by daba
Fri Nov 18, 2005 1:06 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: MS Natural Ergonomic 4000 & MS Comfort Curve 2000
Replies: 22
Views: 8186

I had the opportunity to try the 4000 and the 2000 in the store. Suffice to say I purchased the 2000 because I felt it was quieter and I don't like "natural" keyboards.

The store 4000 sample also had a loud spacebar, so caveat emptor.
by daba
Mon Nov 14, 2005 7:44 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommend a Silent Mouse and Keyboard?
Replies: 477
Views: 650367

No, it's not BT AFAIK. This is definitely the quietest keyboard I have encountered, aside from the soft polymer keyboards. Compared to the UltraX, it is both quieter and "squishier."
by daba
Sat Nov 12, 2005 10:25 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Recommend Silent LCD Monitor
Replies: 65
Views: 46482

If you're lucky, you can get a silent 2405FPW. Be warned though, there are whining 2405FPW's and 2001FP's.
by daba
Sat Nov 12, 2005 2:59 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommend a Silent Mouse and Keyboard?
Replies: 477
Views: 650367

Picked up a Microsoft Comfort Curve 2000 today at CompUSA. This keyboard is the quietest keyboard I have used out of the 10 or so I have owned. It really differentiates itself in that it has a very muffled sound, unlike the laptop-style keyboards (UltraX included) which have a very "clickety" high-p...
by daba
Thu Nov 10, 2005 5:06 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommend a Silent Mouse and Keyboard?
Replies: 477
Views: 650367

Yea, I'm aware of that.

Can any SPCR'ers situated in Asia send one to me?
by daba
Mon Nov 07, 2005 4:17 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommend a Silent Mouse and Keyboard?
Replies: 477
Views: 650367

Have you guys seen this keyboard: Optimus http://www.artlebedev.com/portfolio/optimus/ http://www.artlebedev.com/portfolio/optimus/keyb_front.jpg http://www.artlebedev.com/portfolio/optimus/keyb_left.jpg http://www.artlebedev.com/portfolio/optimus/keyb_003.jpg http://www.artlebedev.com/portfolio/opt...
by daba
Thu Nov 03, 2005 4:01 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommend a Silent Mouse and Keyboard?
Replies: 477
Views: 650367

Any luck on that Logitech Dark-Shine?
by daba
Wed Oct 26, 2005 7:05 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommend a Silent Mouse and Keyboard?
Replies: 477
Views: 650367

That looks like a great keyboard... where can I get one? Although, the right shift key does look like it could be a nuisance. Edit: It's called a Logitech UltraFlat Dark Shine and it's on the Logitech Japan site. Also, it has a complement called the Light Pearl. Still no dice on where to buy in the ...