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by aztec
Sun Mar 08, 2009 5:25 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Corsair chassis
Replies: 15
Views: 6442

Anyone know if they plan on releasing mATX or smaller chassis?
by aztec
Fri Mar 06, 2009 12:38 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Building a SFF gaming pc and limited to SFX psu...
Replies: 7
Views: 2478

by aztec
Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:13 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Do you like small ?
Replies: 31
Views: 24795

I'm eyeing this case also for a WHS build.

Waiting for the case as well and see if any mods can be made to take on more HDs. A simple SFX (to ATX mount) PSU bracket would probably free up more room as well. Or can you already mount an SFX PSu in that case?

More pics when you get going!

Thanks!
by aztec
Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:30 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Building a SFF gaming pc and limited to SFX psu...
Replies: 7
Views: 2478

Coming in 2 weeks for $100 http://www.sundialmicro.com/silverstone-small-form-factor-case-sstsg05_1920_1545.html Case-Mod already has it out for same price it seems. http://www.case-mod.com/silverstone-sg05b-sugo-series-micro-atx-sff-chassis-with-sfx-300w-power-supply-black-p-3996.html Here's some p...
by aztec
Thu Mar 05, 2009 2:14 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Quiet, low-power, modular PSU?
Replies: 2
Views: 1260

Quiet, low-power, modular PSU?

For a mini-ITX/WHS. I'll be using an ITX case that takes an ATX PSU (Lian-Li PC-Q7) Only thing is I haven't found any modular PSU's that are below 400 watts. :( ...and I don't need that much power for an Atom board and 2 HDs. I'd rather not go PICO. (unless absolutely necessary) Is my only other cho...
by aztec
Wed Mar 04, 2009 4:13 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice for SFF/WHS mini-ITX build
Replies: 0
Views: 928

Advice for SFF/WHS mini-ITX build

Lian-Li PC-Q7 or Sugo 5 Intel BOXD945GCLF2 2x 1TB WD10EADS This is what I've got so far planned for a WHS build. I only need 2TB, and trying to keep the whole project ~$400 With the HDs. The PC-Q7 fits an ATX case, though I haven't found a modular one that's below 400 watts. Thanks for any suggestio...
by aztec
Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:20 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: silent hdd for my pvr
Replies: 4
Views: 1500

You may wnat to look at the WD10EVCS.

Its basically a Green drive, tweaked for AV and streaming use.

I have one on a TiVO HD. Silent and cool.
by aztec
Tue Feb 17, 2009 1:35 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Laptop Hard Drive roundup?
Replies: 14
Views: 3799

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/storag ... undup.html

sadly, nothing worthwhile measuring noise.


BTW. Does anyone know if the Fujitsu MHZ2320BJ is a single-platter HD? I've checked the data sheet and no indication.

Thanks!
by aztec
Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:50 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Low-cost PSU bottom-mounted case?
Replies: 6
Views: 2328

Lian-Li PC-A05b

Great case IMO.
by aztec
Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:46 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2TB Western Digital 3.5-inch (WD20EADS) is QUIET?
Replies: 71
Views: 50555

1 more from TR:

http://www.techreport.com/articles.x/16393

This drive seems to be a winner.
by aztec
Sun Feb 08, 2009 12:38 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Laptop Hard Drive roundup?
Replies: 14
Views: 3799

I vote for a roundup as well.

I need to replace the HD in my wife's MacBook Pro soon and have been looking the Fujitsu MHZ2320BJ.

All the reviews regarding it better acoustically (vibration and otherwise) compared to the WD drives have been anectdotal at best.

Thanks!
by aztec
Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Choosing a VelociRaptor
Replies: 8
Views: 2321

I haven't considered the Cavair black but I certainly will. I am currently using Samsung's HD501LJ drives in my PC and I just want a faster C drive with no additional noise penalty. That seems like the Black then. I have the same Samsung as you do, and though it is quiet. It is on the slower side. ...
by aztec
Wed Jan 28, 2009 6:35 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Corsair 128G SSD (samsung controller) $329 free shipping@egg
Replies: 3
Views: 2010

no reviews from anywhere yet. :(
by aztec
Wed Jan 28, 2009 6:06 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Apex MI-008: A Cheap Quiet mini-ITX Case?
Replies: 62
Views: 48721

the geek in me really wants to try this for a WHS build....but there's a voice inside my head that keeps saying that if I don't get the HP Media Server, I will regret it. :wink:
by aztec
Fri Jan 23, 2009 10:30 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Anyone experimented with that HP MediaSmart Server thing ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1863

http://www.mediasmartserver.net/

Great site/for for the HP Media Server.

I'll be picking up one on the next price drop.
by aztec
Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:01 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HTPC hard drives
Replies: 8
Views: 2181

if its running 24/7 and streaming a good amount of time. I suggest you look at the WD10EVCS. Its tweaked for streaming content and such. http://www.buy.com/prod/western-digital-av-gp-wd10evcs-hard-drive-1tb-serial-ata-300-serial/q/loc/101/206827123.html I had the 1TB EcoGreen inside my TivoHD and it...
by aztec
Sat Jan 17, 2009 3:43 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Please help with my VelociRaptor...FAST
Replies: 23
Views: 6073

TORX!

Too late it seems. :?
by aztec
Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:22 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Any reviews of Samsung EcoGreen F1 DT HD103UI ?
Replies: 2
Views: 2497

Purely anectdotal to my experience and particular usage of the drive: I have a 1TB Ecogreen, I had used on a TivoHD upgrade. It was noisy, not the read, but the seeks. This even after setting AAM to QUIET mode. I replaced it with a WD10EVCS (same as EADS) and the WD drive is much quieter. I've since...
by aztec
Wed Jan 07, 2009 9:19 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: First ever PC build (for the most part silent) *upd jan 09*
Replies: 31
Views: 17663

good stuff!

glad the links helped.

Just make sure you clean the VRM properly before tacking on the tape and sinks.
by aztec
Tue Jan 06, 2009 1:23 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: (changed) Very quiet SATA drive, either 3.5" or 2.5&quo
Replies: 3
Views: 1432

you have the Fujitsu MHZ2320BJ 320GB available there?

I replaced the HD on my MacBook pro with this and its very quiet.
by aztec
Mon Jan 05, 2009 2:25 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate Ships HDs with 500GB per platter
Replies: 6
Views: 2274

Seagate Ships HDs with 500GB per platter

[quote]Seagate Ships Desktop Hard Drive With World's Highest Areal Density -- 500GB Per Disk SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. - January 5, 2009 - Seagate (NASDAQ:STX) today announced first-to-market volume shipments of a mainstream desktop hard drive with the industry’s highest areal density. Packing 1TB of ...
by aztec
Sun Jan 04, 2009 3:07 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung EcoGreen F2 500GB / platter is out!
Replies: 110
Views: 69675

any news on Samsung or WD, single-platter 500GB drives?

Seagate is out...but its Seagate. :D
by aztec
Sun Jan 04, 2009 2:08 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: First ever PC build (for the most part silent) *upd jan 09*
Replies: 31
Views: 17663

You can stick the VRMs with 3M Thermal tape (Frag Tape). I have these on my 9600GT and they're holding much heavier copper sinks than the stock aluminum from the Accelero. Becasue of the odd layout of the ram chips on my 9600, some of the chips are actually on the under side, which means the copper ...
by aztec
Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:27 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: VelociRaptor And Making it quiet
Replies: 20
Views: 4905

Did you get the HLFS or the GLFS?

I'm wondering if the different casing has any effects on the whine people have been reporting.

Yikes...I didn't realize temps jumped that much without the casing. :shock:
by aztec
Sun Dec 28, 2008 4:18 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: 4GB DDR2 667 and other desktop & laptop memory
Replies: 0
Views: 735

FS: 4GB DDR2 667 and other desktop & laptop memory

1GB (1x 1GB) DDR2 667mhz. SODIMM PC2-5300 (for laptops) Samsung M470T2953EZ3-CE6 Pulled from iMac. The module works with PC laptops as well. US$15 (shipped) ::::::::::::::::::::::::::: 512MB (2x 256MB) DDR2 533Mhz DIMM (for desktops) ProMOS V916732J24QAFW-E4 Pulled from a DELL Precision Workstation....
by aztec
Sat Dec 27, 2008 9:09 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F1 320GB impossible to find
Replies: 1
Views: 1059

I got 1 from NCIX Canada about a month ago...the only listing from ebay now is from a PowerSeller: http://cgi.ebay.com/SAMSUNG-Spinpoint-F1-HD322HJ-320GB-7200-RPM-SATA-HD_W0QQitemZ260328515073QQcmdZViewItemQQptZPCC_Drives_Storage_Internal?hash=item260328515073&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A119...
by aztec
Thu Dec 25, 2008 5:48 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Sugo SG05 (mini-ITX)
Replies: 25
Views: 19474

already available in Singapore.

They say Jan-Feb for Europe and North America.
by aztec
Wed Dec 24, 2008 12:54 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Sugo SG05 (mini-ITX)
Replies: 25
Views: 19474

reading the post.

it should be under or ~US$100, and one guy actually has 4 HDs in there using a Scythe HD bracket.

Seems like a good deal with a 300 watt PSU and Silverstone quality.
by aztec
Wed Dec 24, 2008 12:41 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Sugo SG05 (mini-ITX)
Replies: 25
Views: 19474

Sugo SG05 (mini-ITX)

Not sure if posted already, but case looks pretty good.

120mm fan for this form factor is nice!

If there was a way to fit 2x 3.5" HDs in there, it would be perfect for me.

http://forums.vr-zone.com/showpost.php? ... tcount=659

http://forums.vr-zone.com/showthread.php?t=369563
by aztec
Mon Dec 22, 2008 12:36 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Which is the quietest air cooled HD4850?
Replies: 20
Views: 6045

if you can wait...XFX should be releasing their ATi line in the next couple of months.