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by kittle
Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:54 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: P2370 vs G2410 quieter?
Replies: 8
Views: 2042

[quote="sonic6k]Have try of this; turn of all of appliance but leave SAMSUNG and PC open. Make sure of atmosphere noise to be low, shut door and window if possible. Now with only SAMSUNG and PC open, it be preferable if PC is further away with long video cable. Put your ear very near next to SAMSUNG...
by kittle
Fri Jul 31, 2009 12:51 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: P2370 vs G2410 quieter?
Replies: 8
Views: 2042

I dont think ive EVER heard a LCD make noise.
I have a 2x samsung at home, and a dell here at work.

At home the samsungs are silent. here at work ive never heard my LCD make any noises here.

so either im lucky -- or deaf in that sound spectrum.
by kittle
Fri Jul 17, 2009 12:18 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Sealing Top Exhaust P183?
Replies: 11
Views: 3374

I havent sealed one myself, but a piece of that still clear plastic that many electronics things come packaged in would work quite well. Then just use some heavy tape around the edges to hold it in place. My choice would be packaging tape. as to leaving the hole open? Aside from stuff falling into y...
by kittle
Fri Jul 17, 2009 12:14 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Aluminum vs Steel Case Smackdown
Replies: 15
Views: 4789

The case material is one part of it -- but the other half is build quality of said case. When I spend $39 on a cheap Alu case im not going to expect it to last very long ( when/if it does i'll be grateful), and i'll be willing to put up with issues when using it. On the other hand when I drop $300 i...
by kittle
Thu Jul 16, 2009 3:26 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: OMG!! What has happened to my pc build - big problems!
Replies: 13
Views: 2459

how did your prev case get damaged? I suspect that may have something to do with the source of your problems. Something else you can try: Take the motherboard out of your new case. set it on your desk on a piece of cardboard or phonebook -- something thick and non-confuctive. hook up the PSU, CPU, v...
by kittle
Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:09 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silverstone Fortress FT01
Replies: 48
Views: 20869

I like the case volume comparisons. Now im going to have to measure my own cases and see where they fall. Any indication of how much this thing weighs? (If its in the article, I missed it). An interesting experiment to try would be to shut down and/or block off the top fan on the case and see what t...
by kittle
Mon Jun 15, 2009 4:44 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Mighty plastic pushpins
Replies: 21
Views: 4145

I just buy a bolt-through kit as a matter of course and not even bother with the pushpins.

If theres no kit - then its easy to make one with simple parts from a hardware store. Gasket washers + your regular nut and bolt.
by kittle
Fri May 22, 2009 10:45 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice needed on Mobo/Case/CPU cooler
Replies: 10
Views: 3092

using a passive + case fan can work quite well, even w/o ducting. its what ive got setup for my dual CPU opteron rig. _silent_ its not, but its quiet enough for me. But you can adopt the same concept. Get a good passive HSF for your CPU and a high CFM lower noise case fan. TRUE or Ninja or other HSF...
by kittle
Fri May 15, 2009 2:14 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Forced system upgrade -- Help, I'm so out of it
Replies: 6
Views: 1507

+1 on the E8400 + Xigmatek and mounting bracket. Ive sent out 3 systems with that combo in them. And so far and they work great. the CPU idles around 23, and goes up to 54-55 under load. Definately get the extra mounting bracket -- it works quite well for cooling improvement and secure mounting. I d...
by kittle
Fri May 15, 2009 12:50 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Innovation Cooling IC Diamond 7 TIM Giveaway/Testing
Replies: 206
Views: 205422

Sign me up as well.
will there be some instructions as to what we are to compare things to?
by kittle
Tue May 12, 2009 1:30 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silverstone Raven EATX Tower Case
Replies: 29
Views: 15397

lol @ the kitty discussions. MikeC - any tips for keeping cat hair out of a PC other than vacuuming the case once a week? (I have a 17lb long haired main coon). His noise level under "full purr" is around 40-45dba -- quite loud. The case looks quite interesting from the outside. Overall a good revie...
by kittle
Tue May 05, 2009 11:55 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Replacement for Supermicro 80X38MM Rear Hot-Swap Fan
Replies: 2
Views: 1690

I cant tell much from the website link on how the fan is actually constructed. But if your fan is like the "hot swap" fans in my supermicro case, you should be able to take the fan out of its housing and replace it with a quieter version. (see my sig for case detials) Also the rated 67cfm is a LOT o...
by kittle
Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:12 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Too noisy - P4 dual Xeon in 3U chassis
Replies: 8
Views: 2410

The main problem that I've had is that Socket 603/604 heatsinks are difficult to locate. yes very much so. I also have a dual cpu socket 603 xeon setup and its actually very quiet. I got a pair of swiftech heatsinks for my setup. not cheap ($65 each for me) but well worth the noise improvement over...
by kittle
Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:57 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Nexus Value 430 PSU: Affordable Silence
Replies: 149
Views: 80052

NCIX has the Nexus Value 430 in stock if anyone in Canada is interested. It's selling for 109$. Hopefully it will have some discounts soon and perharps other retailers will have it to give NCIX some competition. http://ncix.com/products/?sku=37345 IMHO a tough sell with the Seasonic M12 II 430W at ...
by kittle
Wed Apr 08, 2009 12:31 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Is anyone running semi fanless? How to run fanless at idle
Replies: 11
Views: 3565

Well my setup doesnt meet your criteria.. but i'll chime in anyway. (sysetm specs in sig). I have what spcr would call a high speed exhaust fan on my case, but then I went and got 2 of the older but popular zalman cpu coolers. Initially they were quieter than my prev setup by a Huge amount, but afte...
by kittle
Mon Apr 06, 2009 12:15 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seagate 7200.11 1.5TB: The Perfect Balance?
Replies: 24
Views: 9948

Well I got one of these drives for a new system im putting together and found the thing runs Very Hot. Granted it wasnt in a case, but just sitting on my desk for bench testing -- Tthe drive became almost too hot to touch while it was formatting. Anyone know if this is normal? -- yes im planning on ...
by kittle
Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:00 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seven - and now Eight Years of SPCR!
Replies: 78
Views: 67358

Grats on 7 years!!

Im hoping spcr stays around for another 70 years! Its one of the few sites I visit regularly where people dont point fingers, call names and generally act like young children.

Everyone keep up the good work!!
by kittle
Tue Mar 31, 2009 4:25 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: I'm red
Replies: 25
Views: 12652

what is this 'Notfred' appliance you speak of? Folding Virtual Appliance User-friendly Instructions for Installing the Folding Virtual Appliance the SMP client under windows is lacking. That's the reason for this crazy situation where running multiple instances of the Linux SMP client in virtual ma...
by kittle
Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:14 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: best way to cool a laptop?
Replies: 8
Views: 2073

According to speedfan its definately too hot. Where/how is your laptop positioned when you are using it? does it sit on a hard desk surface? or on your lap/couch/blanket (soft surface) ? Setting on a hard desk surface is much preferred as theres less risk of something blocking the fan's exhaust port...
by kittle
Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:43 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: WD Caviar Green 2TB & Seagate Pipeline HD 500GB
Replies: 42
Views: 15078

Nice looking review.

I particularly like the table that compares these new drives with the existing drives in the industry so we can see differences in acustics.
by kittle
Wed Mar 25, 2009 4:17 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: I'm red
Replies: 25
Views: 12652

nice sounding setup.
what is this 'Notfred' appliance you speak of?

I have a single gtx 280 running and it does quite nice but the SMP client under windows is lacking.
by kittle
Fri Mar 20, 2009 11:59 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: System & audio setup/parts advice needed
Replies: 10
Views: 4719

Concering the DIY speakers: That would involve a lot of research, and quite some work. While I am comfortable with both, I do one for my day job, and, moving into a new room, there will be plenty of the latter, too - so I would prefer some off-the-shelf solution. And besides, only new speakers woul...
by kittle
Fri Mar 20, 2009 11:38 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Cooler Master Hyper N520 dual 92mm fan cooler
Replies: 13
Views: 5514

nice review of an "interesting" looking cooler. I have a pair of the older "hyper" models from CM and aside from the nasty fan noise, it worked pretty good (and said noise found me this site). but it was rather expensive. It does look like they are improving things considerably. the xigmatek bolt-th...
by kittle
Thu Mar 19, 2009 12:34 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: System & audio setup/parts advice needed
Replies: 10
Views: 4719

I'll leave others to comment on the PC build... as for your audio setup, I have a very simmilar setup with 2xStereo (4x 3-way floordstanding speakers -- 9x11x36 inches). I started out with help from a friend building my floorstanders. the initial outlay was around $250 in wood, drivers and misc stuf...
by kittle
Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:04 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: 790GX Showdown: Gigabyte vs. MSI
Replies: 9
Views: 6094

Some laptops already supported it AFAIK. Correct - See the Lenovo T500. I got one for just that reason. however -- its NOT automatic. I have to click on a menu and tell it to switch between the discrete and integrated card. Its currently Vista Only, and it took several driver updates to finally get...
by kittle
Fri Mar 13, 2009 2:50 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU for new graphics card
Replies: 4
Views: 1415

Thanks for the math! I went with this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151056 System will have the following: Asus p5Q-E e8400 3.0ghz (stock speeds) 4GB ram (stock speeds) the above video card. 500gb HD + 1.5TB HD XIGMATEK HDT-RS1283 HSF. Case supplied by my friend (im n...
by kittle
Thu Mar 12, 2009 4:13 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU for new graphics card
Replies: 4
Views: 1415

PSU for new graphics card

Im putting together a system for a friend and in trying to match a PSU for the HD3850 card im at a loss as to how I know the PSU is big enough. card is here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102793 surfing to ATI's site says it wants "75 watts on the 12v rail" ... huh??? When...
by kittle
Tue Mar 03, 2009 5:24 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Sharing speakers between 2 PCs
Replies: 12
Views: 3020

That might work. dont really know until you try. something like this is better though: http://www.zzounds.com/item--NUMM2 then you can route the sound to your existing speakers. this one is cheaper -- but I think overkill for what you want: http://www.zzounds.com/item--BEHXENTX802 do a google search...
by kittle
Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:59 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My system dies if I try to play games
Replies: 11
Views: 3419

so when yu say "its just like somebody has unplugged my PC" - the comptuer shuts OFF whenever you try to play games? It doesnt reboot.. but shuts down, and you have to press the power button to get it to come back? Now think back to "a couple of months ago" ... did you have any severe weather? or a ...
by kittle
Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:25 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Sharing speakers between 2 PCs
Replies: 12
Views: 3020

I also found a mixer was the best way to accomplish this. the trouble I found is that cheap($20) mixer == cheaper sound. and a fair to good mixer was Expensive! Depending on your situation it may be cheaper to get a 2nd set of speakers. but if your looking to pipe everything into a home theater syst...