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by caber
Tue Aug 16, 2005 12:54 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: IMPORTANT: Poll for those with SAMSUNG Hard Drives
Replies: 169
Views: 159937

Noticeable whine (with case closed, about 1 meter away): Loud Whine Noticeable whine (with ear next to harddrive): Loud Whine Model Number: SP1614N Supplier: www.tec-hill.hk.com Month of purchase: July 2005 Motor: Nidec Revision: A Date of Manufacturing: December 2004 Any other relevant/interesting ...
by caber
Tue Aug 16, 2005 12:47 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Coil whine W/seasonic- unlucky Samsung Spinpoint - SP1614N
Replies: 0
Views: 1117

Coil whine W/seasonic- unlucky Samsung Spinpoint - SP1614N

Hello all, I moved to Hong Kong where price is king. No seasonics, no panaflos's, only cooler master and deltas here =( Samsung Spin points just came out for half a year but are being discontinued soon... Anyways I thought I was lucky enough to get a spin point 160gb 16141N nidec motor Hard drive bu...
by caber
Fri Nov 05, 2004 12:10 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Where can you get fan grills and filters?
Replies: 5
Views: 1741

FIlter wise, stuff from those nylon stockings?

Think Some one mentioned that his wife into tailoring and tailor stores have lots of materials to choose (was it MikeC??)

One material I heard of is tailor's mesh...
by caber
Thu Nov 04, 2004 11:45 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Recommended Fans page
Replies: 146
Views: 144008

Hmmm not too sure about how they test. Dont think anyone can give a believable answer unless someone video tapes the process. Ever tried reading that thread about their dubious marketing? SilenX people made different personas to promote their product and blast other people. Never knew those tactics ...
by caber
Mon Nov 01, 2004 4:55 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Even more confusion as to what to buy!
Replies: 9
Views: 2002

Damn too bad seasonincs are not avaliable over there :( How about ordering one from North American and shipping it (or is the shipping cost not worth it...?)

May I ask what is the main purpose of the machine? Seems like quite a bit of power (or maybe graphics cards nowadays just need that much...)
by caber
Mon Nov 01, 2004 4:43 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Want silence, please help.
Replies: 3
Views: 1913

SilenX, Vantec what a dreaded name in these boards. Oust-standing premium for outstanding peformance (in the noise department) , kind of like Bose? Have you tried running "Speedfan" and monitoring the temperatures? hopefully from that data you can work your way around and see how many fans you need....
by caber
Mon Nov 01, 2004 1:46 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Electrically Quiet Silent PSU
Replies: 5
Views: 1516

May I ask if clean power makes a difference by reducing interference or something? Would be great if someone can enlighten me a bit :)
by caber
Sun Oct 31, 2004 11:55 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Wow - n00b getting good results
Replies: 9
Views: 2654

was just wondering if this computer was for your living room to record television shows.

HTPC have a stereo reciever look thats all =)
by caber
Sun Oct 31, 2004 10:58 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Building the ULTIMATE - SILENT HTPC
Replies: 21
Views: 9567

Wow sounds pretty spiffy! Most of those components are from the recommended list, cant go too wrong. One thing though, Prescott can get pretty hot. How about 3.0 or 3.2 Northwood? Not to try to sound like a ATi fan boy, but how about a all in wonder 9800 pro for your graphics set up? Dont know much ...
by caber
Sat Oct 30, 2004 11:56 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Whats the next step for my Sonata
Replies: 8
Views: 3516

Cutting the fan grills is not too bad at all, get some tin snips and a file and start cutting away =) Have not tried the 120mm fan for sonata but if people say it's fine then great =) I think Antec has pretty good power supplies (think that's why it's popular at first ? good stable power...) but try...
by caber
Sat Oct 30, 2004 11:39 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: which 120mm fans I should buy for my ever case 4252?
Replies: 33
Views: 17920

Yeah, have not tried Globe yet (hopefully sometime in the future) but the nexus at 12V is quiet, maybe even silent if you have other noiser components in your system. If you dont have too many drives and stuff, Nexus would be a good choice =)
by caber
Sat Oct 30, 2004 11:36 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 3 pin fan header plug into 4 pin molex?
Replies: 5
Views: 1758

yeah.. along those lines but 1 quick question, Does your PSU inside have a 2 pin fan header? If it does then the job wont be so messy, if not... maybe soldering (thats a big maybe) with a tucked (and shortened wires) fanmate to control the RPM??

Good luck
by caber
Sat Oct 30, 2004 5:40 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Holy Crapper!
Replies: 3
Views: 1451

cool! good luck! and use the computer for silent folding @home =)
by caber
Sat Oct 30, 2004 5:33 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 120mm Akasa Ultra Quiet Ak-183-L2B
Replies: 8
Views: 4177

Hmmm not too sure, sounds too good to be true... cant believe what people say about their numbers unless you can test and verify. For instance, the nexus 120 mm: 1000 RPM (1050 RPM for me under speedfan) 22.8 dBA 36,87 CFM akasa 120mm 1400RPM 18.9 dBA 44.8 CFM There are a few scenarios: 1. Akasa is ...
by caber
Sat Oct 30, 2004 4:28 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 3 pin fan header plug into 4 pin molex?
Replies: 5
Views: 1758

Not sure if i can help, but I basically converted the 3-pin into a 2-pin header by snipping off the old 2-pin head and swaping the red and black wires with the 3 -pin header... makes sense?
by caber
Sat Oct 30, 2004 11:31 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Wow - n00b getting good results
Replies: 9
Views: 2654

OT what's with the bling bling culture nowadays? Did it start from rappers' jewlery (it's their thing, no problem with that) -> cars (rice rockets, crazy hondas) - > etc... ?? Even computers have been infected with this diseases... /OT *Cheer!* So is this machine for HTPC recording may i ask? Induct...
by caber
Sat Oct 30, 2004 11:24 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Whining Components
Replies: 128
Views: 244264

Um... please delete/move this post if need be but... the whining noise from a stock Antec TruePower 430 can be pretty bad. i tried switching different components such as a Geforce 5600 instead of a Radeon 9800 and stuff but the whining noise from the fan is pretty bad. Modded the PSU with a 80mm pan...
by caber
Sat Oct 30, 2004 11:04 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Whats the next step for my Sonata
Replies: 8
Views: 3516

Take heart and dont give up! you will reach your destination if you hold on. After obsessing component after component, it is like nirvana. (each time you hear PC noise from normal computers, you will smile ) Take time and effort to mod your system and hopefully you will be fine! May I ask which fan...
by caber
Sat Oct 30, 2004 10:04 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: My computer speakers turned into a radio??
Replies: 17
Views: 5397

Wow very informative, thanks! i dont have any wi-fi equipment, but I do live in a town home area so my neigbours might have em... I do have a surge protector, and i wasusing the furthest outlet beofre. Not too sure about the RF rejection, it is a apc surge (no ups). Think it might be my lamp? becaus...
by caber
Sat Oct 30, 2004 12:57 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: My computer speakers turned into a radio??
Replies: 17
Views: 5397

Thanks for the help guys... got bad news, it's my subwoofer, and before I connect any speaker wires into the sub (only the ac power into the sub) then I can listen to the news.... I tried wrapping aluminum foil around the ac power cord but no luck. Trying the radio shack thing next day =) The buzzin...
by caber
Fri Oct 29, 2004 9:22 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: My computer speakers turned into a radio??
Replies: 17
Views: 5397

My computer speakers turned into a radio??

hello all, after silencing my system for a while.. I realized that my system is not silent at all. When I turn on the speakers, I can listen to the news channel at night. If i turn up the volume, I can hear a buzzing sound and each time I move my mouse, the sound buzzes even more. Only solution righ...
by caber
Fri Oct 29, 2004 9:15 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Newbie in need of advices building new silent system
Replies: 17
Views: 5497

Nice rig! I am using the xp-120 right now, it is a giant race engine... Like what other people have mentioned, case fans are important because generally, the temperatures can get quite hot! If you can, have a case fan that can blow air to the hard drive to keep it cool =) Also, im not too sure about...
by caber
Thu Oct 21, 2004 10:39 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Perfect case size for best airflow?
Replies: 14
Views: 4333

Not trying to be mean but.... will money be a concern for you? you said that you are going to make the case yourself, so will a smaller case be cheaper to make..?? If you will be managing the wires and just "let it hang" I think medium towers are great because medium towers have some room for you to...
by caber
Wed Oct 20, 2004 9:47 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: quieting went well.... then :( dead rig....
Replies: 7
Views: 2845

Congradulations, you got your PC working again :wink:
by caber
Wed Oct 20, 2004 9:43 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: what video card to buy right now?
Replies: 20
Views: 6641

Nice pictures and you clipped your nails for the photo shoot :) The 9800 pro is a good card for now (a sweet spot me thinks). The VGA cooler is silent for me (because of other noises i guess) in low speed mode (maybe because of my computer being underneath my desk). I think it's better to get the ne...
by caber
Sun Oct 17, 2004 9:48 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Modding & Cutting with Tin Snips
Replies: 93
Views: 160273

Thanks for the info!! I was wondering about cutting away the circular fan grill (80mm rear full of tiny holes) in my computer case, so Do i just use a red (im right handed) and cut away a circle and then file...?? Do I use the same method if I want to cut away the front case fan grill (120 mm, full ...
by caber
Fri Oct 15, 2004 12:31 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: XP-90 or XP-120?
Replies: 14
Views: 4121

Hello there, newbie/lurker here. I got a xp 120 with the 120 mm panaflo for my 3.0C gaming rig on the Gigabyte GA-8IPE1000 and a 430 antec truepower (unmodded) The race car engine is amazing but because of my bad generic case design/layout/knowledge, the 120 mm panaflo's thickness is blocking quite ...