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by Erssa
Mon Jun 02, 2008 11:45 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: CPU and mobo considerations... AMD or ?
Replies: 37
Views: 9375

But this one i m-ATX - and if I later on add in a separate VGA card, I want a passive cooler, most likely the passive Arctic-Cooling Acceleros... Then there's no room for PCI cards... And if that FireWire on the Gigabyte aint compatible with my videocam... Quite many ifs there. But IIRC Accelero on...
by Erssa
Mon Jun 02, 2008 11:02 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Another New system question
Replies: 11
Views: 2571

X2 comes with the burden of AM2, which is close to or at EOL. P45 will be the last Intel Chipset for S775, because Intel is moving to Nehalem and new socket. E8400 is just as much EOL as any X2. So this argument is moot. Performance wise it's nowhere near as good. True, but it's still less then hal...
by Erssa
Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:38 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: CPU and mobo considerations... AMD or ?
Replies: 37
Views: 9375

- eSata? Dont see any use, except experimenting with 3,5" disks in homemade external enclosures. But most likely, I'm too lazy, and besides, I already have a PCI card with dual eSata. I use eSata to make clones of my hard drive on my external hard drive. Should my HD fail, I have a bootable backup ...
by Erssa
Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:08 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Sythe Zipang 14cm fan "blow-down" CPU cooler
Replies: 17
Views: 9878

Good review as always. I was more excited to see 15dBA ambient test results, then the actual performance of Zipang. Did you already do something to your test lab, or was the test just made in the middle of the night?
by Erssa
Sun Jun 01, 2008 1:16 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Another New system question
Replies: 11
Views: 2571

CPU is a-okay for any sort of purpose, best value for money in dualcores. I have to disagree. E7200 is much better value imo, and so is X2 4850e, when you consider E8400 costs twice as much as X2 4850e. You'll appreciate the modular PSU when you're putting together or fixing that rig, so go ahead a...
by Erssa
Sun Jun 01, 2008 12:09 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: CPU and mobo considerations... AMD or ?
Replies: 37
Views: 9375

This thread should have been made under system advice... Anyway I would go the budget route with Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H and X2 4850e. Why Gigabyte over Asus? Better features like eSata, DVI-I, firewire, optical S/PDIF... Plus it's cheaper. AMD system will also be at least 25% cheaper then any E7200 ...
by Erssa
Sun Jun 01, 2008 3:53 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Atom scores vs Celeron vs C2D posted
Replies: 12
Views: 7381

Intel's Atom could technically revolutionize the MP (Multi-Processor) scene again though. Imagine a server motherboard with 8 or more Atoms embedded, running multi-terrabyte arrays...they have the grunt for it, and it would definitely reduce the power those servers devour. I don't think so. Nothing...
by Erssa
Sun Jun 01, 2008 3:11 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: 120MM Side Case Fan
Replies: 12
Views: 4077

I guess it would ruin the case I am just concerned with motherboard temps but what I have read everyone is more concerned with cpu temps well on a hot day my mobo will get up to 36c in the p-180 cae when others are reporting temps as high as 42c or even higher on the mobo so i do have a spare side ...
by Erssa
Sat May 31, 2008 2:35 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How many fluent languages/dialects do you speak?
Replies: 46
Views: 9836

No matter what languages you learn, unless you use them frequently, they get lost. I learned Latin in school......three years of the stuff for unknown reasons. Then I studied German and Spanish for a while.....gone mostly. This very true. It's also the reason why I'm only fluent in English and Finn...
by Erssa
Thu May 29, 2008 6:28 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: normal noisy PC, but inside a soundproof cabinet?
Replies: 31
Views: 27429

I just went for the Gigabytes recommendation for a 400+ PSU.. I afterall have 4 drives, 8GB RAM and I will propably ugrade with a graphicscard in the future. Ok, I´ll go read that PSU article now and see how overkill I went on the PSU. I payed 40Euro for the used Seasonic PSU. I don't think you're...
by Erssa
Wed May 28, 2008 10:10 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling obsolete?
Replies: 188
Views: 130276

P.S Imo front intake fans are useless, if you are using rear fans. Not if you've got 10-12 drives in your system like Wibla and I do... example: The Monster . I tried running my setup (I've got 10 drives total) without any front intake fans, and my hard drive temperatures quickly rose up to the mid...
by Erssa
Wed May 28, 2008 9:13 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: My appreciation
Replies: 4
Views: 2041

Re: My appreciation

The new system will be picoPSU-fueled, 4850E based (never heard of? :) ), on a M2A-VM HDMI motherboard (I still need TV-output, so 780G ruled out :roll: ). I'm just waiting for a couple of piece from my shop (mostly the CPU :( ) and then I'll fire it, hoping it won't burn... err, I'll turn it on an...
by Erssa
Wed May 28, 2008 8:44 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: normal noisy PC, but inside a soundproof cabinet?
Replies: 31
Views: 27429

I have to agree with majority here. Easiest way to approach this is by first selecting quiet components. But I guess sometimes it's best to learn through mistakes. I was quite surprised to see so many multi-thousand posters contributing here in this thread. Some of SPCRs most experienced silencers h...
by Erssa
Wed May 28, 2008 8:03 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Watercooling obsolete?
Replies: 188
Views: 130276

Take a look the post by MikeC in this thread: It's not always so simple, as shown by Config #3 in the Mini P180 review . A Scythe Slipstream 120mm fan rated at 800 RPM was used. Initially, it was run at full speed (12V), but it was judged to be too audible. A damping resistor was used to pull the s...
by Erssa
Fri May 23, 2008 6:57 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 1 big drive vs 2 or 3 little drives
Replies: 8
Views: 3274

if not, then get 2 500s and raid 0 them. that way your files are much more secure incase of a HD failure. Or maybe 50% less secure ;). read the raid review at storagereview.com raid0 does basically nothing for single user drives. I laugh inside every time i see someone try to brag they have raid0. ...
by Erssa
Fri May 23, 2008 6:44 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung EcoGreen F1 - 2nd quarter 2008
Replies: 5
Views: 4468

Re: Samsung EcoGreen F1 - 2nd quarter 2008

svn wrote:I was planning on buying WD GP drives today, and now i see this... hehe I think I'll wait for the SPCR test.
No point in waiting, next drive will always be behind corner. Besides, with Samsungs track record, these drives won't be available before 1Q 2009.
by Erssa
Fri May 23, 2008 2:22 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Have I Bought a Faulty Motherboard?
Replies: 8
Views: 2210

Boidy wrote:I've disabled the internal graphics in the bios and I'm using a Leadtek PX8500GT with HDMI. Didn't make any difference to the noise from the processor though, but thanks for the advice.
Ah. Anyway, I still believe your motherboard is the culprit.
by Erssa
Thu May 22, 2008 7:04 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Great silent setup for gaming on a budget!
Replies: 7
Views: 1960

Yeah P35 motherboards are expensive and they aren't exactly stacked with features. ASRock Penryn1600SLI-110dB is 99$ at newegg. It's based on nForce 650i, but at least it has 6-pin IEEE. But it drives the price difference to 50$. 50$ doesn't look so good anymore, when you consider that 50$ could be ...
by Erssa
Thu May 22, 2008 3:01 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Have I Bought a Faulty Motherboard?
Replies: 8
Views: 2210

Re: Have I Bought a Faulty Motherboard?

I've done a couple of searches on here and people talk of coil whine on the motherboard, do you think this is what it is? Yes, what you described is coil whine. When I bought my computer 2,5 years ago. I was suffering from coil whine. My culprit was the IGP on my Asus A8N-VM CSM. Some things helped...
by Erssa
Thu May 22, 2008 2:10 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Great silent setup for gaming on a budget!
Replies: 7
Views: 1960

Looks very nice set-up. Intel makes faster CPU's but considering that you want to build able budget machine 4850e will do its job wonderfully and it will take less power than Intel counter parts. My personal preference would only drive me towards an AMD processor to make use of the 780G IGP. The di...
by Erssa
Wed May 21, 2008 3:12 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Underwhelming Ninja Performance ?
Replies: 11
Views: 2674

Re: Underwhelming Ninja Performance ?

I don't think it's pointless at all. If something's wrong, I'd want to know exactly what it is even if it's not much of an issue if at all. If the ninja is defective, that's something any buyer would want to know. But his Ninja is working just like anyone elses Ninja. Original SPCR sample was a sup...
by Erssa
Wed May 21, 2008 12:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Ultimate Silent PC
Replies: 19
Views: 5960

sthayashi wrote:Quick 'n Easy? Screw watercooling, I'd go with a Memoright SSD drive and a Zalman TNN500AF case and be done with it. That's my solution anyways.
Here is your winner. SSD eliminates the only weakness in TNN500AF, HD resonance.
by Erssa
Wed May 21, 2008 12:41 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Underwhelming Ninja Performance ?
Replies: 11
Views: 2674

Re: Underwhelming Ninja Performance ?

Pretty much all the conversation here has been pretty pointless, because there is nothing wrong with your Ninja temps. FWIW I too have s939 Ninja on an undervolted x2 3800+ and my idle temps are usually 40 Celsius. I'm not sure how slow my cpu fan is, but it's the slowest fan in my computer. 20% set...
by Erssa
Wed May 21, 2008 11:32 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Quiet mouse and Keyboard?
Replies: 20
Views: 7964

You only hear the mouse and keyboard when you're interacting with them, and I personally am not that bothered by the sound. Read between the lines, it's not bumthology that's bothered by his keyboard and mouse clicks. It's his gf/wife/mother. ;) I had a girlfriend that used to complain all the time...
by Erssa
Wed May 21, 2008 10:41 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Did heat kill your hardware?
Replies: 29
Views: 9899

Nobody here keeps their computer quiet at the risk of longevity. I "do". Except that I don't consider high temps to be a risk for longevity. Nor do I attribute any of my hardware failures to heat. Before I switched to this computer, I had a computer with Athlon XP 1800+ palomino that idled ~60 Cels...
by Erssa
Tue May 20, 2008 11:48 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: A Shelf-type Noctua HSF (strong XP-90 lookalike)
Replies: 30
Views: 8818

Erssa wrote:Those dragonmods results look bogus. Especially those passive temps. It takes away whole credibility from the test imo.
I actually bothered to do a bit of digging and found out, that DragonSteelMods is the official US launch partner for Noctua. No wonder those numbers looked so weird...
by Erssa
Tue May 20, 2008 9:40 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: A Shelf-type Noctua HSF (strong XP-90 lookalike)
Replies: 30
Views: 8818

Had some problems understanding your post. I thought the noctua uses a 120mm fan not a 92mm ? Yes, it uses 120mm NH-P12 fan. Noctua heatsinks are overpriced here in Canada Not really. Those are their normal prices. Same with fans. Good quality at high prices. Sort of like paying for a logo with a f...
by Erssa
Sun May 18, 2008 9:45 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: The Slipstream800 really *IS* the sweet spot!
Replies: 52
Views: 14075

You're going on the assumption that he's using the Tri-Cool on low. I assumed that no one would replace a Tri-Cool on low with a higher speed fan AND expect it to be quiet. I would think if he's replacing a Tri-Cool with a 1200rpm fan, he's been running it on medium (~1400rpm) which is NOT quiet, a...
by Erssa
Sun May 18, 2008 5:27 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: AVG Anti-Virus.....New Version.
Replies: 48
Views: 12703

It is remarkable that every IP of the website which is in the google result is accessed and the contents of every page is in the packets. I think that AVG downloads all pages from the google search results and scans them. When that is finished the scan results are inserted in the google page. That ...
by Erssa
Sat May 17, 2008 2:14 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: The Slipstream800 really *IS* the sweet spot!
Replies: 52
Views: 14075

Hello, If he was referring to the 800RPM Slipstream (which is the subject of this thread after all), then his comments are accurate. 19dBA @ 12v = 24CFM http://www.silentpcreview.com/article832-page4.html#SS-L Hush's question was clearly about 1200rpm not 800rpm. jhhoffma even quoted it. Based on w...