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by soujir0u
Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:17 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: what makes the macbook air so quiet?
Replies: 14
Views: 61062

Re: what makes the macbook air so quiet?

Ultrabooks are getting pretty good too. I have a Samsung Series 9 and in light usage (e.g. web browsing) the fan is inaudible, unless I put my ear right up to it. About as good as the MacBook Air I use at work. However, load the CPU a bit (~40% or so) and the fan starts to ramp up slightly. Gaming i...
by soujir0u
Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:11 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Solo hard disk suspension elastic problems?
Replies: 17
Views: 3459

Re: Antec Solo hard disk suspension elastic problems?

I used two twists for the 3.5'' drive. I can't remember for the 2.5'', might have been the same or one more twist.
by soujir0u
Fri Jan 28, 2011 3:58 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Solo hard disk suspension elastic problems?
Replies: 17
Views: 3459

Antec Solo hard disk suspension elastic problems?

I've only been using my Antec Solo for about 6 months and already the hard disk suspension elastic has gone all loose. Luckily, I noticed it while removing the front filters for cleaning. My 3.5'' disk was barely hanging on at an extreme angle. Even the elastic holding my 2.5'' SSD had gone all loos...
by soujir0u
Sat Feb 20, 2010 8:26 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung Spinpoint F3EG HD203WI 2TB
Replies: 50
Views: 75783

I just bought a few of the 203WIs.

Their idle noise is considerably higher than the 1TB F1 and F3 drives I have.
by soujir0u
Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:49 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD 5770 non-reference fits S1?
Replies: 21
Views: 10723

I installed the S1 on my card yesterday. The clear spacers did seem a bit too thick but I just applied some pressure and tightened the screws a bit more. The VRM heatsinks weren't suitable so I just used the RAM heatsinks on the VRMs and left the RAM chips bare. I don't think I can run the card pass...
by soujir0u
Thu Feb 11, 2010 4:26 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD 5770 non-reference fits S1?
Replies: 21
Views: 10723

I just received my H577FL1GD and it's pretty noisy, even with the fan at 40%. I'll try putting on the S1 this weekend, hopefully it goes without a hitch if I follow the tips here.
by soujir0u
Wed Apr 01, 2009 4:53 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: I just ordered OCZ Vertex...
Replies: 22
Views: 9574

I'm getting one as a system drive too. Now I'm just figuring out how I can mount a 2.5'' drive in my trusty old P180.
by soujir0u
Mon Feb 04, 2008 3:36 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Quiet Tablet PCs?
Replies: 4
Views: 5558

Quiet Tablet PCs?

Hi, I'm looking for a tablet PC and was wondering if anyone had suggestions on a quiet one?

Speed isn't an important factor. The major things I'm looking at are that it needs to have an active digitzer and SPDIF out.

Thanks in advance.
by soujir0u
Mon Oct 29, 2007 12:25 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180 hard disk grommets melted
Replies: 9
Views: 5898

Are all the grommets that seem melted on the same hard drive? What about the other grommets you got with this case - even the ones you've never used? This sounds like improperly cured silicone, and I'd at least email Antec, telling them I thought that I might have faulty grommets and see if they'd ...
by soujir0u
Fri Oct 26, 2007 1:51 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180 hard disk grommets melted
Replies: 9
Views: 5898

funny :D can you post a photo? It didn't look any different, just felt wet and sticky. As for the melting grommets, I don't know the melting point of those, but I'm sure it's a lot higher than the temperature that a hard drive would die at. If they are wet and sticky when cool, that would imply tha...
by soujir0u
Wed Oct 24, 2007 2:42 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180 hard disk grommets melted
Replies: 9
Views: 5898

P180 hard disk grommets melted

I was replacing my hard disk with a new one when I noticed that all 4 rubber grommets that the hard disk was attached to were wet and sticky. It seems like they have melted... Both sides of the grommets were like that. They have also left a sticky stain around the screw holes of the hard disk. The o...
by soujir0u
Wed Oct 24, 2007 2:36 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 1TB F1 vs Western Digital 1TB GP vs Hitachi 7k1000
Replies: 212
Views: 146877

I have bought in Rome the WD GP 1tb (286 euro) and i have tested it on an opened box usb near a Samsung HD501lj both on my desk. At idle, WD is more silent, but seeks are more noisy. I understand the low value of this report, but waiting for SPCR test.... I liked WD and i'll buy an other. I just in...
by soujir0u
Wed Jul 18, 2007 3:04 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervolting: how low can you go?
Replies: 234
Views: 206240

C2D E6300 @ 2.8GHz (400 x 7) 1.1625v

48 hours Orthos stable.
by soujir0u
Mon Jan 15, 2007 2:19 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Noctua 120mm 1200RPM Fans Humming
Replies: 17
Views: 7013

nici wrote:Are you sure it's not just the case resonating?
I don't think so. Otherwise the humming wouldn't have gone away if I sped up the fan and slowed it back down again.
by soujir0u
Sat Jan 13, 2007 8:51 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Noctua 120mm 1200RPM Fans Humming
Replies: 17
Views: 7013

Maybe they were badly thrashed by the postman, the boxes were a bit beat up. :(
by soujir0u
Sat Jan 13, 2007 4:58 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Noctua 120mm 1200RPM Fans Humming
Replies: 17
Views: 7013

Does it make the noise even when not mounted inside the case? Not sure, I haven't tested it yet. First, does the humming change volume at 12V vs ~7V? (It should change volume considerably!) Second, do you have your fans hard-mounted (using steel fan screws, for instance)? Yes, the volume of the hum...
by soujir0u
Sat Jan 13, 2007 3:26 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Noctua 120mm 1200RPM Fans Humming
Replies: 17
Views: 7013

At 12v, the noise of the wind (whoosh) masks the humming noise (though it is still audible). Actually, the humming sound sounds more like a howl now that I pay attention. With the voltage reduction cable, it is very quiet - but so is it if I reduce the voltage of the fans to 5v on the controller. Ho...
by soujir0u
Sat Jan 13, 2007 12:19 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Noctua 120mm 1200RPM Fans Humming
Replies: 17
Views: 7013

Noctua 120mm 1200RPM Fans Humming

Hi, I recently bought some of the Noctua 120mm 1200RPM fans after reading all the rave reviews about it. I noticed that all 3 fans that I have produce a humming sound that is very audble at around 7v - 9v. This hum makes the fan at 7v actually louder to me than the Nexus at 12v. I'm using the fans w...
by soujir0u
Fri Nov 24, 2006 1:25 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung HD501LJ
Replies: 123
Views: 138787

I ran a HD Tach long test:

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Not sure if this is good or not though.
by soujir0u
Fri Nov 24, 2006 5:08 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung HD501LJ
Replies: 123
Views: 138787

Ok, I've just received mine today and seems to work well so far. The seeks are much quieter than the P120 250GB that I have.
by soujir0u
Sat Oct 21, 2006 3:24 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung HD501LJ
Replies: 123
Views: 138787

Samsung HD501LJ

I just saw that a local distributor here has the Samsung HD501LJ for ordering. It's listed as being 500GB and having a 16MB cache. ETA is 1 November.

I tried searching on google but didn't find anything on this drive. Does anyone know more about it? Is it part of the T166 series?
by soujir0u
Sun Jul 30, 2006 3:49 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung Spinpoint T - 300 & 400 GB
Replies: 74
Views: 63616

When were the 16MB models released? It seems they only have the 8MB models here in Australia. :(
by soujir0u
Sun Jan 22, 2006 1:42 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Does the P180 rear fan grill need removing?
Replies: 5
Views: 2360

Ok, I just recently uncovered the top blow hole and the noise from the rear case fan area has dropped a lot! Maybe it was CR after all? Now I just have a filter stuck on it to prevent dust from getting in. Temps still appear to be the same so it doesn't look like the airlow path has been affected mu...
by soujir0u
Sat Jan 21, 2006 12:00 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Can't remove Antec P180 side panel!
Replies: 2
Views: 1447

Wow, thanks! It really was the screw that was causing problems.

I did email Antec a week ago but didn't any replies. They don't have P180 panels on the spare parts catalogue at their website either.
by soujir0u
Thu Jan 19, 2006 1:38 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Can't remove Antec P180 side panel!
Replies: 2
Views: 1447

Can't remove Antec P180 side panel!

My P180's left side panel has always been really tight and hard to remove. In fact I broke the 2 front plastic clips while trying to remove the panel a few days after I bought it. I've stuck back the clips with superglue, but now I want to remove the panels and am having trouble again. I don't want ...
by soujir0u
Mon Dec 19, 2005 6:06 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Defective Samsung 250 GB SATA. tell me your experiences
Replies: 38
Views: 13788

I ordered mine a few months back. It came in one of those plastic hard disk containers. The seek noise is incredibly noisy, but at least it's still working. As for drive reliabiliy, we have had our fair share of Maxtor and Seagate drives gone bad at work. I don't think any one is more reliable than ...
by soujir0u
Sat Nov 12, 2005 1:51 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Does the P180 rear fan grill need removing?
Replies: 5
Views: 2360

It seems to be turbulence, if I lower the voltage to 5v it does get quieter.

And if I turn just the rear case fan off completely, it is much quieter.
by soujir0u
Fri Nov 11, 2005 2:51 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Does the P180 rear fan grill need removing?
Replies: 5
Views: 2360

Does the P180 rear fan grill need removing?

Ok I've just finished migrating my system to an Antec P180. Now the loudest component in my system is the rear case fan - a Nexus 120mm running at 7v and mounted with EAR grommets (which was hard as hell to install). I have the top blow hole covered up. My question is whether removing the rear fan g...
by soujir0u
Sat Nov 05, 2005 4:05 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: P180 with rusty screwholes, do I call retailer or Antec?
Replies: 18
Views: 13036

I just got mine today, and all 4 screws for the side panels have rust on them...

Also the door bulges slightly, and the stupid magnet keeps coming loose!

I've already spent almost a whole day installing everything into this case, don't know if I'll be bothered trying to get a replacement for it.
by soujir0u
Sun Sep 18, 2005 12:18 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Replace my DFI chipset HSF!
Replies: 11
Views: 3464

I think the standard and easiest solution is to replace it with a Zalman NB47J, and place your video card in the lower PCI-e slot if it doesn't fit in the top one.