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by TD22057
Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:41 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Poll - are Sandy Bridge early adopters affected by the flaw?
Replies: 12
Views: 4268

Re: Poll - Are you Sandy Bridge early adopters affected?

I just finished an Asus P8P67 PRO build and am very happy with it (it's wicked fast). I'm glad I got in before the "freeze". I'm happy w/ the way Intel is handling it and expect Asus to swap the board out if I feel like it. Given that I have 4 SATA III ports anyway which is plenty to handle a (futur...
by TD22057
Fri Jun 26, 2009 12:37 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silverstone Fortress FT01
Replies: 48
Views: 20354

Seems like a less restrictive hard drive design and softer mounting method a la Antec Solo would be brilliant in this case. FYI: here's some pics of my install in an FT01: http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=50554 I stripped the HD cage completely and mounted my HD enclosure on foa...
by TD22057
Sun Nov 30, 2008 8:55 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Almost done: Silverstone FT01 build
Replies: 19
Views: 18739

Overall I still like the case - I don't think my feelings have changed much. The large fans work great and the cable routing was fantastic. I don't think I've ever had a case where all of the cables ended up completely out of any airflow like this one. But, I don't think it's worth the money they're...
by TD22057
Sun Nov 30, 2008 8:42 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Almost done: Silverstone FT01 build
Replies: 19
Views: 18739

Sorry - forgot about this thread for a little while... Here are some more pics of the finished interior: http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y124/TD22057/20081116_101913.jpg http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y124/TD22057/20081116_101924.jpg http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y124/TD22057/20081116_101932.j...
by TD22057
Sat Nov 29, 2008 7:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Has Windows Vista 64bit hit the mainstream?
Replies: 33
Views: 6238

I have to disagree... mostly :) I just built a Vista 64bit system a few weeks ago and the only problems I had were a Cisco VPN client (been a problem for literally 3 years or so) and my SkyCaddie golf GPS. I solved the VPN problem (which I need for telecommuting) by using Virtual PC w/ a copy of Win...
by TD22057
Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:04 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus ENGTX260: A Quiet Graphics Card for Gamers?
Replies: 57
Views: 33908

Don't tell me this is going to be another mystery like the Velociraptor... supposedly very quiet/silent in spcr's test chamber but found to be noisy by various users. Reading the data one can compare it to the HD4830, which in turn uses the same stock cooler as the HD4850 (AFAIK), the latter being ...
by TD22057
Sun Nov 09, 2008 3:03 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Is the Asus GTX 260 really that quiet? Opinions wanted ...
Replies: 21
Views: 10030

Overall I'm very glad I got the 260 instead of the 4870: - Lower idle power usage - Expels hot air out of the case - No need to buy an aftermarket cooler So does the 4870, are you thinking of the 4850? No - but from what I read I would need an aftermarket cooler to keep the 4870 at a reasonable noi...
by TD22057
Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:40 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Is the Asus GTX 260 really that quiet? Opinions wanted ...
Replies: 21
Views: 10030

I have the EVGA Core 216 version but I'd guess they're identical since they are both just reference boards AFAIK. It's generally pretty quiet. Default fan speed on mine is 40% and it's not very noticeable at all. If I manually set it at 100% it sounds terrible - but I've been playing Fallout 3 for s...
by TD22057
Fri Nov 07, 2008 5:28 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Almost done: Silverstone FT01 build
Replies: 19
Views: 18739

Awsome that you compare it to the P180. You think the top 180 mm fan will be close enough to the CPU cooler to basicly work as a cooler fan to? Im thinking of either this or the Mini P180 because they got huge fans. I like that alot. :D The positive pressure thing is weird though... It would be fun...
by TD22057
Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:14 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: FYI Samsung HD642JJ may have same problems as 1TB model...
Replies: 2
Views: 1809

Agreed - ordered a WD6400AAKS as a replacement this morning.
by TD22057
Thu Nov 06, 2008 10:58 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: FYI Samsung HD642JJ may have same problems as 1TB model...
Replies: 2
Views: 1809

FYI Samsung HD642JJ may have same problems as 1TB model...

Well I read about all the failures people had on newegg w/ the 1TB model and so I decided to go w/ the 640GB model hoping it would be more reliable... My drive died after less than 3 weeks of use (SMART is reporting a dead drive). It may or may not be representative but given the seemingly high fail...
by TD22057
Sat Nov 01, 2008 9:08 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Almost done: Silverstone FT01 build
Replies: 19
Views: 18739

I am interested in this case myself, and so if you have got the system up and working, I would like to hear about how you feel about the case, and what the system temperatures are. Also, please post more pics. I have requests: The inside of the 5.25" drive bay (I would like to know how suspending w...
by TD22057
Mon Oct 20, 2008 1:05 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Almost done: Silverstone FT01 build
Replies: 19
Views: 18739

How effective is the smart drive enclosure on your drive ? Extremely effective if you soft mount it. I have it sitting on 4 pieces of soft foam and it's completely silent. With a some airflow it's very cool as well. My HD is idling at 25C inside the box in this case (though it's right in front of t...
by TD22057
Mon Oct 20, 2008 6:42 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Almost done: Silverstone FT01 build
Replies: 19
Views: 18739

I might be able to mod the PSU inlet but its underneath the rubber feet so I'd have to modify that as well - very annoying. The biggest problem is one of my sticks of RAM is bad (failing memtest) so I've got to return those and it's going to be at least a week before I can really start testing this ...
by TD22057
Mon Oct 20, 2008 6:33 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus ENGTX260: A Quiet Graphics Card for Gamers?
Replies: 57
Views: 33908

@ TD22057
It is good to read of your quiet experience! This thread seems to suggest some variation on the quietness between manufacturer/model. Which manufacturer/model of 260 GTX core 216 did you get?[/quote]

EVGA 896-P3-1265-AR
by TD22057
Sun Oct 19, 2008 10:44 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Asus ENGTX260: A Quiet Graphics Card for Gamers?
Replies: 57
Views: 33908

I have to say I really like this card. I just got a 260 GTX core 216 and it's surprisingly quiet. It's definitely not silent but the normal fan controller on it works very well. In normal email/web stuff, I can't hear the card at all (or it blends with the other slight fan noise from my case). At fu...
by TD22057
Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:12 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone FT01
Replies: 21
Views: 10416

FYI: My build is mostly done (waiting on the CPU). Some initial pics and thoughts:

viewtopic.php?p=435027#435027
by TD22057
Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:11 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Almost done: Silverstone FT01 build
Replies: 19
Views: 18739

Almost done: Silverstone FT01 build

I decided I wanted to try something different when the time came to update my desktop so I bought a Silverstone FT01 to do a build with (Mainly I really like the idea of the dual 18cm fans). My components: Case: Silverstone FT01 CPU: Intel E8400 E0 step (arriving Friday) Heatsink: Xigmatek HDT-21283...
by TD22057
Sat Oct 11, 2008 4:16 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD 4870?
Replies: 17
Views: 5481

FYI You could also look at the Nvidia 260 GTX 216 core cards. They have roughly the same performance as the 4870 and use less power. AFAIK, there are no aftermarket coolers for them right now though. Thermalright HR-03 GTX is on the way which should fix that nicely (no ETA yet though).
by TD22057
Fri Oct 10, 2008 2:19 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: MSI P45 Platinum & Xigmatek HDT-S1283
Replies: 1
Views: 1299

MSI P45 Platinum & Xigmatek HDT-S1283

Whenever I start researching components for a build, I like to see pictures of various heat sinks to make sure they'll fit on the motherboard I'm considering. I don't find good pics nearly as often as I'd like to so I'm going to contribute these pics in case anyone else is considering this combinati...
by TD22057
Wed Oct 08, 2008 12:38 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone FT01
Replies: 21
Views: 10416

FYI I pulled the trigger on a black model last night from directron.com for $199 + shipping. I'll try to take some pics next week when it gets here (no shipping notice yet..).
by TD22057
Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:39 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Skeleton... and P183 & Sonata Elite
Replies: 161
Views: 90747

Isn't anyone else curious what this means:
2) the mounting platform for the PSU has been lowered (for reasons that cannot be divulged at this time)
What could the reason be? And, more importantly, why can't it be divulged?
by TD22057
Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:07 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: freeware image->pdf converter ?
Replies: 13
Views: 3781

You can do the same thing easily in python, PIL, and reportlab http://www.reportlab.org/index.html Something like (untested): import Image from reportlab.pdfgen import canvas img = Image.open( 'foo.png' ) x, y = img.size pdf = canvas.Canvas("foo.pdf") pdf.drawImage( img, x, y ) pdf.showPage() pdf.sa...
by TD22057
Fri Oct 03, 2008 7:57 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone FT01
Replies: 21
Views: 10416

First review is up:

http://themodbrothers.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=131

Not much new information, just some new pictures.

I think I'm going to get this case next week - I'm tired of all the standard P180 builds...
by TD22057
Thu Sep 25, 2008 3:24 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone FT01
Replies: 21
Views: 10416

Look what I found today: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163120 $220 + $25 shipping. They have the silver and black, non-windowed versions and claim they are in stock. I'm going to rebuild my PC in time for Fallout 3 next month and this is very tempting... I probably should ...
by TD22057
Thu Sep 18, 2008 9:33 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Round or Square duct ?
Replies: 7
Views: 4437

Using some lessons from woodworking dust collection... I'd guess you can get some improvement (in airflow - maybe not silence) by working on the transitions. A flat surface like the outside of the computer with a hard edge that is connected to a duct will impede the airflow. A much better design is ...
by TD22057
Fri Sep 12, 2008 2:45 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone FT01
Replies: 21
Views: 10416

needs a door with a front fan like that IMO very impressive otherwise Agreed. I'd pull the trigger on one when they come out but I'm a little worried about that front fan noise. I have a P180 (usually have to leave the door open) now and might get the P183 in order to run w/ the door closed. But it...
by TD22057
Sat Sep 06, 2008 6:32 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone FT01
Replies: 21
Views: 10416

Check out this thread for a lot more pics:

http://forums.vr-zone.com/showthread.php?t=300921

Seems very expensive (>$300!) for what you get though...
by TD22057
Sat Sep 06, 2008 3:02 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone FT01
Replies: 21
Views: 10416

From a silence aspect, the big hole in the front isn’t so impressive, and that 180mm fan trying to blow through that tightly stacked 7 hdd cage –not clever. Should of mounted the fan on the mobo side of the hdd cage, and had it sucking through. I'd assume most silent folks will remove at least ...
by TD22057
Sat Sep 06, 2008 12:39 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone FT01
Replies: 21
Views: 10416

More info: I found one site in german than seemed to indicate there is space behind the motherboard for cables. It also said the case would be available on Sep 30.