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by rpsgc
Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:42 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Decoupling/suspension (NoVibes) vs enclosure (Quiet Drive)
Replies: 5
Views: 3216

Re: Decoupling/suspension (NoVibes) vs enclosure (Quiet Driv

Is your problem seek noise or coupled vibration? That will determine the correct solution. Well, according to spcr , my HDD scores a 7 in the vibration department, so I suppose vibration shouldn't be an issue. Seek noise, however, is an issue as this revision lacks AAM. I could hear it seeking even...
by rpsgc
Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:15 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Decoupling/suspension (NoVibes) vs enclosure (Quiet Drive)
Replies: 5
Views: 3216

Decoupling/suspension (NoVibes) vs enclosure (Quiet Drive)

Hi,

In your opinion, which would be the better choice?
  1. Decoupling/suspending the HDD in something like a NoVibes.
  2. Placing it inside an HDD enclosure, like a Scythe Quiet Drive.

For the record, I'm talking about a 7200rpm HDD.


Thanks.
by rpsgc
Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:24 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair RM Series intro'd
Replies: 90
Views: 38394

Re: Corsair RM Series intro'd

Do you get it yet? You mean your condescending attitude? Yes, I get it. Any PSU can whine, regardless of whether it is fanless, semi-fanless, fanned. Regardless of brand, manufacturer, etc. Any PSU can whine? Really? You don't say? Thanks for letting me know! I would be lost without you. You're my ...
by rpsgc
Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:28 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair RM Series intro'd
Replies: 90
Views: 38394

Re: Corsair RM Series intro'd

There's even this topic about whine on a fanless Seasonic PSU.
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=66698


It really surprises me how people are surprised about this. There's plenty of reports about whine in this forum.
by rpsgc
Mon Dec 02, 2013 4:54 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair RM Series intro'd
Replies: 90
Views: 38394

Re: Corsair RM Series intro'd

quest_for_silence wrote:
lb_felipe wrote:And it will emit coil whine.


It's far from being certain.
I don't know about you, but I won't gamble with my hard earned money. I'm sure lb_felipe feels the same.
by rpsgc
Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:33 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Windows 8.1 Discussion
Replies: 47
Views: 17771

Re: Windows 8.1 Discussion

Calling developers lazy/incompetent is a little rich seeing as how Microsoft were still making major changes to 8.1 less than two weeks before GA. Do you expect developers to be able to totally re-write their code in less than a couple of weeks ? And its not just Nvidia having problems Windows 8.1 ...
by rpsgc
Wed Nov 20, 2013 3:16 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Windows 8.1 Discussion
Replies: 47
Views: 17771

Re: Windows 8.1 Discussion

Most of the time it is third party software or drivers that cause the problems, unless Microsoft botch an update. Correct. But doesn't that raise the question of why developers and hardware manufactures are having these problems with Windows 8/8.1 ? Because they're lazy/incompetent. Remember Vista?...
by rpsgc
Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: There is no racist like Mettyx
Replies: 7
Views: 3937

Re: There is no racist like Mettyx

10. No personal attacks - These forums are not a place for you to take cheap shots at somebody because he/she did something. Do that some place else (or better yet, get over it). You have been warned. Hopefully, this won't be much of a problem here. Personal attack posts or threads may be deleted w...
by rpsgc
Mon Nov 11, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair RM Series intro'd
Replies: 90
Views: 38394

Re: Corsair RM Series intro'd

In order to do justice to Seasonic PSUs, I speculate that only their Platinum-rated PSUs have annoying electrical noise problems . That's probably why most people in SPCR are more or less satisfied with Seasonic Gold-rated PSUs where a few unfortunate people like me have been complaining about the ...
by rpsgc
Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:09 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone Fortress FT04 Tower
Replies: 8
Views: 4482

Re: SilverStone Fortress FT04 Tower

I honestly disagree, I think there are plenty of good design by them the TJ08-E, granadia series, the sugo series, FT02, RV03, etc. So I say they are not as good as they once were, and you use examples of past products to try and prove me wrong? And just because something is good, doesn't mean it's...
by rpsgc
Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:27 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone Fortress FT04 Tower
Replies: 8
Views: 4482

Re: SilverStone Fortress FT04 Tower

I guess SilverStone is no longer what it used to be.
by rpsgc
Tue Jun 25, 2013 6:15 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
Replies: 272
Views: 341702

Re: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey

I've got a U2312HM (Rev. A06) as a replacement for my malfunctioning U2311H. As far as I can tell, it's silent. I'm using it a 7 brightness and haven't heard anything.

Either the A06 revision fixed the issue or it went away (factory menu shows 650 hours of use so mine is a refurb).
by rpsgc
Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:52 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Certified Silent Puget Serenity Pro
Replies: 29
Views: 17101

Re: Certified Silent Puget Serenity Pro

Just adjust the fan speed curve so that the GPU temp tops out at ~90c instead of 76c. No need to swap it out. :) Then why would anyone buy this instead of building it themselves? Or do you really think "ordinary" people know how to adjust the fan speed curve of a video card's fan(s)? If they did th...
by rpsgc
Tue Dec 11, 2012 2:43 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Certified Silent Puget Serenity Pro
Replies: 29
Views: 17101

Re: Certified Silent Puget Serenity Pro

Think what they could achieve (in low noise), if they started to use third-party video card coolers.

But I guess that's not feasible for them eh :)
by rpsgc
Thu Dec 06, 2012 4:49 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced Mini-ITX Case
Replies: 13
Views: 8615

Re: Cooler Master Elite 120 Advanced Mini-ITX Case

I guess it's bigger than it looks. Nevertheless, huge case is huge! Relatively speaking though. I sure do wish they'd push the envelope more on going small, not big. It's easy to go big. Also, who doesn't want a small case that's more practical, that will house a practical PSU, that can even be TFX...
by rpsgc
Fri Nov 23, 2012 4:56 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Noctua NH-L9i Low Profile CPU Cooler
Replies: 21
Views: 14420

Re: Noctua NH-L9i Low Profile CPU Cooler

Saribro wrote:What would be the point of installing such a low level cooler if you'll have a videocard towering over it anyway?
Because I was talking about low-profile video cards you silly :P

http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/1082/sam0297s.jpg
by rpsgc
Fri Nov 23, 2012 4:31 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Noctua NH-L9i Low Profile CPU Cooler
Replies: 21
Views: 14420

Re: Noctua NH-L9i Low Profile CPU Cooler

This would be great for really small mini-ITX cases. Also great for smallish mini-ITX gaming rigs.
Too bad there aren't any decent (or at all?) low profile video card coolers :P
by rpsgc
Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:34 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 8: what do you think about it?
Replies: 87
Views: 41967

Re: Windows 8: what do you think about it?

So, you don't want to hear any dissenting opinions? Since when does not wanting to deal with zealots and fanatics who will never concede anything or shills who only want to troll and insult everyone = not wanting to listen to (logic and sound) proponents? There are people you cannot reason with, I ...
by rpsgc
Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:19 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 8: what do you think about it?
Replies: 87
Views: 41967

Re: Windows 8: what do you think about it?

1. Remove the smiling guy
2. Replace all those people with hipsters and tabletphiles™ (I call dibs).
3. Add a few dumbfounded people and some 'kill it with fire' faces.


There.
by rpsgc
Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:45 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone Temjin TJ08-E: MicroATX Evolved
Replies: 57
Views: 32656

Re: SilverStone Temjin TJ08-E: MicroATX Evolved

NyteOwl wrote:Interesting cousin using 120mm fans isntead of 180 anda vailable in white for them as likes.

http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.p ... 14&area=en
You don't say?

http://www.silentpcreview.com/SilverSto ... ision_PS07
viewtopic.php?f=13&t=64675
by rpsgc
Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:34 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 8: what do you think about it?
Replies: 87
Views: 41967

Re: Windows 8: what do you think about it?

And hoarding only works for so long, look at XP are M$ still rolling out security fixes for it idk? Windows 7 will be supported until 2020 . Long enough for them to gain some sense and release a version of Windows without this Metro nonsense. End of consumer support: Windows XP - 4/8/2014 Windows V...
by rpsgc
Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:05 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 8: what do you think about it?
Replies: 87
Views: 41967

Re: Windows 8: what do you think about it?

tim851 wrote:This can't be the future of the desktop. It just can't!
It isn't.


But... (yes, there's always a but)


It is the future of the desktop by Microsoft.





Time to hoard some Windows 7 copies.
by rpsgc
Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:22 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 8: what do you think about it?
Replies: 87
Views: 41967

Re: Windows 8: what do you think about it?

And on the last note, there is actually one reason I'm looking forward to W8, and that is the lack of Aero interface. I hate it with a passion, it's nothing more than an eye candy that makes it more difficult to find active window. I made mine as untransparent as possible, but it's still not good e...
by rpsgc
Fri Oct 19, 2012 6:15 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 8: what do you think about it?
Replies: 87
Views: 41967

Re: Windows 8: what do you think about it?

I'm sure Microsoft will proudly tell the world how many millions of copies it 'sold' of Windows 8 as proof people want Metro, when in fact they were never sold but merely pre-installed on OEM computers where people had no choice in the matter. You know, like what happened with Vista (not to say Vist...
by rpsgc
Fri Oct 19, 2012 5:52 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 8: what do you think about it?
Replies: 87
Views: 41967

Re: Windows 8: what do you think about it?

The problem with that logic is that you are all assuming Microsoft will mend their ways and learn from their mistakes when making Windows 9. Me? Call me cynic but I'd bet you Windows 9 will be more of the same, or dare I say, even more Metrosexualised ( ;) ) Tablets, 'BYOD' and 'the Cloud' are all t...
by rpsgc
Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:04 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 8: what do you think about it?
Replies: 87
Views: 41967

Re: Windows 8: what do you think about it?

edh wrote:
RHN wrote:even more intimate links between human beings and their machines are conceivable;
This gives a whole new meaning to the term 'metrosexual'.
Ah! :)
by rpsgc
Thu Oct 18, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: bequiet! Dark Power Pro 10 550W Power Supply
Replies: 36
Views: 17995

Re: bequiet! Dark Power Pro 10 550W Power Supply

Pappnaas wrote:Well, over here the G-360 sells for 60€, the G-550 for about 100€ including taxes, not including shipping costs. And we do not have any MIR :(
You think that's bad?

Try 70 € for the 360W and 120 € for the 550W.


:x
by rpsgc
Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Windows 8: what do you think about it?
Replies: 87
Views: 41967

Re: Windows 8: what do you think about it?

*looks around* No shills. No metrovangelists. No MS fanboys. No elitist muppet calling everyone else a backwards, fearful of change Luddite noob. Ah... bliss. Oh, and Metro sucks. It doesn't belong in a desktop OS. It deserves to DIAF. So, other than that eye-bleaching inducing mess, Windows 8 is no...
by rpsgc
Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:33 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: ASUS Radeon HD 7870 DirectCU II
Replies: 7
Views: 4591

Re: ASUS Radeon HD 7870 DirectCU II

Can you get your hands on a GTX 660Ti / GTX 670 DirectCU II? They also have a dual-slot cooler.
by rpsgc
Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:31 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Nanoxia Deep Silence 1
Replies: 22
Views: 16673

Re: Nanoxia Deep Silence 1