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by warriorpoet
Sun Dec 28, 2008 10:21 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD's in 5.25" bays (4in3 modules etc)
Replies: 15
Views: 4255

Are you running too many optical drives to fit another in a 5.25?

These work pretty well: http://www.endpcnoise.com/cgi-bin/e/std ... etwin.html

They're not as good as suspension, but you'll still get 4 drives softmounted in 3 bays for not a lot of $.
by warriorpoet
Sat Dec 27, 2008 12:28 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What's everyone's favorite 1TB drive?
Replies: 37
Views: 10310

I've been buying almost all WD drives. They've been reliable enough that now I've got a stack of perfectly working drives I'm not sure what to do with. I'll definitely keep buying WD. Most people have better luck with 'em. I seem to only get junk drives (with the occasional exception). Fool me once...
by warriorpoet
Sat Dec 27, 2008 11:51 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What's everyone's favorite 1TB drive?
Replies: 37
Views: 10310

Reading NewEgg reviews, there are no 1TB disks to buy safely - too much problems with all of these. WD disks are better, Seagate ones worst. According to my personal experience, Seagate is noisy but generally reliable, WD drives die alot, and Samsung have proved pretty decent so far. newegg reviews...
by warriorpoet
Sat Dec 27, 2008 7:29 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2.5" drive in p180 Q
Replies: 0
Views: 923

2.5" drive in p180 Q

I'm upgrading the last loud component of my PC in the next month, and I'd like a little input. Most often when really, really low noise levels are sought one of two storage options comes up: SSD or 2.5". I mostly like what I see when SSD performance is considered, but the price is :shock: . 2.5" dri...
by warriorpoet
Sat Dec 27, 2008 6:26 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Effectiveness of soft-mounting optical drives?
Replies: 7
Views: 2104

slowing down the drive to 8x or lower (dvd) should eliminate most if not all of the noise. what do you plan to use the drive with that would create such a terrible noise? When the rest of the system (save HDDs-- which will be addressed shortly with a pair of 2.5" drives) is essentially silent, the ...
by warriorpoet
Sat Dec 27, 2008 6:25 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Effectiveness of soft-mounting optical drives?
Replies: 7
Views: 2104

Most of the noise comes from the vibrations being transmitted from the sides and bottom of the drive casing to the drive cage mounts (and the rest of the case as an extension). Some dampening material (soft foam or silicone/rubber grommets) in between those joints should do a lot to reduce the amou...
by warriorpoet
Thu Dec 25, 2008 3:51 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Effectiveness of soft-mounting optical drives?
Replies: 7
Views: 2104

'k.

Then anyone have experience with placing the loud buggers in boxes of foam, or does most of the noise come from the front (in which case I'll have towork out a way to stealth it behind some acoustipak).
by warriorpoet
Tue Dec 23, 2008 12:26 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Effectiveness of soft-mounting optical drives?
Replies: 7
Views: 2104

Effectiveness of soft-mounting optical drives?

I'm in the final stages of considering/ designing a custom case build. One of the last things I'd like to clear up before I go forward is this: is it possible to soft-mount an optical drive without degrading performance? Does anyone have experience with this? If worse comes to worse I can always sof...
by warriorpoet
Wed Dec 17, 2008 7:11 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: water or air?
Replies: 47
Views: 27148

Just for kicks- are you planning a significant OC on either the VGA or CPU?

If so, plan on running two super heavy duty loops. Think 2x MP355s with tops, 2x 120.3 rads, and superior blocks. It's going to be a significant investment, no way around it.
by warriorpoet
Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:58 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: water or air?
Replies: 47
Views: 27148

I switched to H2o three years ago. A few observations: 1. Quiet air cooling is entirely possible, and has been in every one of my client builds since I discovered spcr. 2. In general, air-flow in air cooled systems needs to be far more carefully managed. 3. In general, components of a water cooling ...
by warriorpoet
Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:11 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Yate Loon D12SL-12 Noise Recording
Replies: 2
Views: 1262

Re: Yate Loon D12SL-12 Noise Recording

Does SPCR have a noise recording for the Yate Loon 1350rpm version of the 120mm D12SL-12? I tried searching but all I could find was the Nexus 1000rpm version of this fan, of course with the same model number. Anyone know how it compares to the Scythe S-Flex 1600rpm SFF21F? Similar noise profile, b...
by warriorpoet
Mon Dec 15, 2008 10:19 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 120mm <30db recommendation
Replies: 16
Views: 3336

TMM wrote:16x 65cfm fans? you sir have come to the wrong forum.
:lol:

too true.

I'd be asking a wholly different question: how can I silence all these (4) ridiculously loud 5v Yate Loons :p
by warriorpoet
Sun Dec 14, 2008 7:02 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: 120mm <30db recommendation
Replies: 16
Views: 3336

F-R-F-R-F F-R-F-R-F F-R-F-R-F F-R-F-R-F This is not a good idea. As configured you're wasting the heat dissipation qualities of the second rad by blowing hot air from the first into it. More restriction + inefficient cooling configuration = higher temps. With a 4x 120 rad you'll have a lot of cooli...
by warriorpoet
Sat Dec 13, 2008 9:23 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zalman ZM1000-HP: Quiet KiloWatt PSU
Replies: 45
Views: 23444

Is the 750W considerably louder? It has a 120mm fan and only 1 heatpipe. The 850 costs a lot more for being only 100W more, but its also a lot more attractive and the innards look to be of higher quality. Argh, I just cant call myself sane spending $180 on a darned power supply. 850 is manufactured...
by warriorpoet
Thu Apr 24, 2008 2:56 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Gateway deal Head's up- for 4-25-08 ONLY
Replies: 0
Views: 2596

Gateway deal Head's up- for 4-25-08 ONLY

Not spam, but since I'm in the market I thought I'd check Gateway's site one more time before I jumped. Glad I did. Th eGateway M-151X series is $300 off 4-25-08 only. That should make it only $600 for a C2D machine with discrete graphics and a 250 Gb HDD. product page link . The deal announcement i...
by warriorpoet
Wed Apr 23, 2008 4:02 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610?
Replies: 9
Views: 3036

I'm running prime 95, F@H (SPCR team FTW), and ATi Tool concurrently right now. In three hours the fan has yet to ramp up. The loudest thing in my system are the three externally mounted Yate Loons at 5v, just above the PSU. I have to figure out how to get my mitts on a Thermochill 120.3 shroud... A...
by warriorpoet
Tue Apr 22, 2008 2:13 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Ultra suing PSU manufacturers
Replies: 13
Views: 4052

I'd boycott, but I've only bought an Ultra laptop power cable, which stopped working. No warranty since I didn't register with them within 30 days of purchase (cable died in 3 months). I think that instead of a boycott, SCPR should review one of their PSUs. That's ideal, since SCPR doesn't have a s...
by warriorpoet
Mon Apr 21, 2008 6:19 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Need new laptop for MIDI controller
Replies: 2
Views: 3081

Well heck. Lots o' traffic in here :lol:

The price on the Gateway came down to meet the Lenovo, so I think I'll go that a' way.
by warriorpoet
Thu Apr 17, 2008 4:29 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610?
Replies: 9
Views: 3036

well, actually you would ever hardly break 300w but that's besides the point, i guess. as for the sound on mine, it's noticeable but not unpleasant. the ea380 i use with the same system is less loud, however. not sure what else point of reference to pick here... you could always replace the fan if ...
by warriorpoet
Wed Apr 16, 2008 11:12 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Need new laptop for MIDI controller
Replies: 2
Views: 3081

Need new laptop for MIDI controller

I'll be running Finale 2008, Ableton Live, Kontakt2, Ivory Italian Grand, B4 and Garritan Personal Symphony. I don't care about onboard audio or video much, but I do need a decent-sized HDD, 3 Gb of RAM and (of course) quiet. Long battery life is a plus. Budget <=$750 Here are my two options, ATM Le...
by warriorpoet
Tue Apr 15, 2008 8:35 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610?
Replies: 9
Views: 3036

not too quiet but it seems the system you are putting together is not going to be anywhere close to "silent" when under load, what with 8800gtx and all those drives. it's probably reasonable to assume that the psu's fan noise won't be all that noticeable in the lower chamber of p180. i am not going...
by warriorpoet
Tue Apr 15, 2008 3:59 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610?
Replies: 9
Views: 3036

PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610?

I know, I know. They're louder than a Modu82+, but I'd prefer something with a straight through arrangement for my p180, and these are always solid units, if not extremely quiet. Plus, $100 seems very reasonable. ;) Are there any options for fan replacement, perhaps, that might make for a good alter...
by warriorpoet
Mon Mar 12, 2007 7:13 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Cheapy CPU Cooler
Replies: 4
Views: 2073

I know it's not on your list, but if you want to go real cheap, the Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro is a good choice. I've got the same processor and I'm very happy with mine. Just don't run it at full speed. http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?p=FAN-AC6PRO&c=fr&pid=46332e98f310beb6f349a78dedbb0fb664e7048...
by warriorpoet
Mon Mar 12, 2007 5:42 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Cheapy CPU Cooler
Replies: 4
Views: 2073

Depends if you have any height restrictions? If no height restrictions, spring for the Ninja. If you do, Zalman is coming out with the CNPS7500 [and since you said X2 3800+, I assume that's the AM2 version] which fits on AM2. Heh, Ninja. I said cheap :) Yep, it's AM2, low wattage version. I'm in th...
by warriorpoet
Mon Mar 12, 2007 4:48 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Cheapy CPU Cooler
Replies: 4
Views: 2073

Cheapy CPU Cooler

I need an efficient, quiet CPU cooler for a customer build (for x2 3800+ 65w). Contestants: 1. Zalman CNPS 7700 AlCu 2. Scythe Mine 3. Thermaltake Mini Typhoon I've been out of air cooling for over a year now, so any help is appreciated. Thanks :) note: The rest of the rig is passive, so down or out...
by warriorpoet
Sun Jan 14, 2007 9:15 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Best way to silence 4 HDDs in Antec P180?
Replies: 16
Views: 12200

It seems at least possible for the drive vibration to loosen the screws over time. Might it not be wise to put a dollop of silicon on the ends of all the drive mount screws?
by warriorpoet
Wed Dec 13, 2006 1:52 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: W/C My P180
Replies: 15
Views: 9178

Re: W/C My P180

I always told myself I'd never do it, I used to be a WC/Neon/Sidewindow junkie and thought with this rig, i'll just leave ncie and palin and air cooled. Then one day the Internet was down for a while due to something and I got fiddling with my Assortment of Pumps/Radiators/Waterblocks and though up...
by warriorpoet
Thu Sep 21, 2006 4:34 pm
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: Arctic Cooling NV Silencer 5 Rev.3
Replies: 50
Views: 45724

Update: My card now resides in another's computer. The cooler is still whisper quiet (unlike some other users). I have found, however, EK full cover water blocks more effective at heat dissipation. ;) Moral of the story: It seems a bit like the luck of the draw with this cooler, as it is to a certai...
by warriorpoet
Wed Jun 21, 2006 5:55 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Silverstone Tundra TD01: A passive watercooling system
Replies: 23
Views: 48654

pdf27 wrote:
Imvd85 wrote:... Just remember it isn't exactly aimed at silent overclocking (unlike my PC :twisted: )
ditto...
by warriorpoet
Tue Jun 20, 2006 3:17 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Is the CSP-MAG ok to run on it's own?
Replies: 9
Views: 4122

Looks quite a bit different on the surface. Let us know how it goes :)