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by lechuck
Sat Nov 01, 2008 1:30 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD 4670: A perfect balance?
Replies: 498
Views: 243984

I add my 2 quiet cents. If the card has a cooling system with the fan - it can't be silent. If someone can't hear the fan, that only means he has more other ambient noise. My question for users, that modded 4670 with passive HS is, if there are any other areas on the card that need cooling (apart th...
by lechuck
Sat Nov 01, 2008 1:17 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Thermaltake run away, run away LARGE PIC warning
Replies: 4
Views: 3605

For quiet system you must not have power hungry components. So I use: - 790FX MB + X2 BE-2400 CPU + 2GB RAM - 2600 XT VGA - 2x 2,5" HDDs - 320 GB each - Etasis fanless 300W PSU Yes, my HDD setup is insane! :) :) :) This setup is one year old. 2600XT will be replaced with 4670 soon, as it has similar...
by lechuck
Sun Oct 26, 2008 11:21 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Thermaltake run away, run away LARGE PIC warning
Replies: 4
Views: 3605

Hi Kato! Maybe you schould consider an exaust fan. You can better manage airflow with side panels on then. Try considering top exaust... Like I did: http://shrani.si/f/1x/Jk/3oQvKuRF/pc1.jpg http://shrani.si/f/2h/aJ/2mD9SXgB/pc2.jpg That way you put out all heat that builds up. With convectiont, tha...
by lechuck
Fri Sep 26, 2008 12:45 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD 4670: A perfect balance?
Replies: 498
Views: 243984

@digaderfox: You can check the 'some kind of protection in the bios' so, that you unplug fan on VGA cooler and then cool the new 'fanless' card with anoter fan plugged elsewhere... For your trouble with Accelero S1 fanless setup. Are your temps taken off the heatsink? If yes, then I suppose: a) you ...
by lechuck
Wed Sep 24, 2008 2:27 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD 4670: A perfect balance?
Replies: 498
Views: 243984

Finally there may be hope for a new card with low power consumption in idle/2D mode! I'd ask users who own 4670 cards to write how much the card underclocks in 2D mode. If they can measure power consumption, would these figures be welcome. I have 2600XT and I lowered idle power draw for about 10W wi...
by lechuck
Fri Dec 07, 2007 7:04 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Has anyone GA-MA790FX-DS5 motherboard?
Replies: 2
Views: 1679

Yes, we should wait a while. I didn't find review with Athlons X2 BE. The first reviews have Phenoms (and overclocked Phenoms) and these are not energy efficiant jet.

I have my fingers crossed. :)
by lechuck
Fri Dec 07, 2007 6:58 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Is 790FX chipset a solid base for a quiet PC?
Replies: 2
Views: 1192

I was thinking of Sapphire HD3850, but as initial reviews say it has 70-90W max power consomption. I didn't see how much idle would be.

According to xbitlabs the values for 2600 XT are: 21W idle /49W load.
by lechuck
Thu Dec 06, 2007 3:30 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Is 790FX chipset a solid base for a quiet PC?
Replies: 2
Views: 1192

Is 790FX chipset a solid base for a quiet PC?

Hi, I want to update my Athlon XP / Radeon 9700 PC with something stronger and more energy efficinet. I'll keep my Etasis PSU, Plextor IDE DVD-R, PCI TV card, PCI USR modem, Scythe QD, etc. New motherboard should have IEEE, PS2 ports, COM port... I'm thinking of buying an 790FX based MB. Components:...
by lechuck
Thu Nov 22, 2007 4:03 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Has anyone GA-MA790FX-DS5 motherboard?
Replies: 2
Views: 1679

Has anyone GA-MA790FX-DS5 motherboard?

Could this board be a solid base for building a quiet PC?
If it's true that AMD 790FX consumes 10W and it would be used with BE-2400 - then maybe yes.

What do you think?

edit:
Here is the link:
http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Mot ... uctID=2694
by lechuck
Tue Oct 30, 2007 12:11 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 7200.10 ST3320620AS vs. WD3200AAKS
Replies: 9
Views: 5879

@K10: I suppose you'll never be happy with 3.5" HDDs. Util SSD become afordable consider 2.5" HDD in enclousure (or double enclousure).

I'm thinking of buying Quiet Drive 2.5â€
by lechuck
Sun Oct 28, 2007 8:04 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 7200.10 ST3320620AS vs. WD3200AAKS
Replies: 9
Views: 5879

I have a question for all un-happy Seagate users - what type of motor did you have:
1) http://www.engit.com.au/Silent.jpg
or
2) http://www.engit.com.au/Not-Silent.jpg

I prefer Seagate over all other brands, but it must be with motor 1. Motor 2 is bad in terms of idle noise.
by lechuck
Fri Sep 21, 2007 10:13 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Installing a Scythe Quiet Drive...
Replies: 20
Views: 7035

@batka: 20-21 degrees? WTF? What HDD's you have there. I suspect that you must have huge amount of air moving there.

I have low airflow setup and HDD were too hot to be instaled up. Now they are on bottom.
by lechuck
Tue Sep 18, 2007 8:10 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Has anyone 2.5" HDD in Scythe enclosure
Replies: 11
Views: 4082

Well, that's why it should be worth, to try double enclousure. But right now I can't afford jet another experiment. @Thomas: If you put P180 directly on the floor and take HDD out and hold it in your hand, will hum go away? I had to change my Samsung HDD, that was recomended here - as it was not goo...
by lechuck
Mon Sep 17, 2007 6:29 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Has anyone 2.5" HDD in Scythe enclosure
Replies: 11
Views: 4082

What is silent for someone, can be loud as hell for the otherone. 'Completely silent' - does this exist? I can hear 2.5 inch drive (Toshiba) in my laptop. It warms up to 50 degC. @Thomas: I think it will be close call. Scythe Quiet Drive made huge diference for my 3.5 inch drives, but it's not silen...
by lechuck
Wed Sep 12, 2007 8:32 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Has anyone 2.5" HDD in Scythe enclosure
Replies: 11
Views: 4082

Thanks for the reply.

Well, I have almost passively cooled computer... I guess I'm looking for overkill.

Do you have any airflow across two 2.5" enclosures? How high are temp?
by lechuck
Tue Sep 04, 2007 8:33 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: GigaByte GA-965P-DS3: Core 2 Motherboard for Everyone
Replies: 27
Views: 19623

@MikeC:Usefull review. I would love to see that SPCR would compare more MB (or chipsets) while keeping other components the same. I'm thinking to go with 650i SLI chipset. Any chance that you review of Gigabyte GA-N650SLI-DS4 MB? Is it really true that nvidia chipsets draw 20W-30W more than Intel ch...
by lechuck
Wed Aug 29, 2007 1:52 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2.5" SATA in a desktop
Replies: 29
Views: 9644

Another silent maniac here. :) Well I can clearly hear the HDD in my work notebook.
So, in another thread I'm asking, if anybody tried an bit of overkill and used 2,5 and
3,5 Scythe enclosures with one 2,5 HDD...

Maybe that would be silent?!
by lechuck
Mon Aug 27, 2007 10:04 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Has anyone 2.5" HDD in Scythe enclosure
Replies: 11
Views: 4082

Has anyone 2.5" HDD in Scythe enclosure

I have two 3.5" HDDs in Scythe Quiet Drives. They are the loudest noise maker in my PC. So, I'm thinking of buying 2 Quiet Drive 2,5" and new notebook HDDs.

I read this on Scythe web page:
'Possible Super Silent HDD Case for 2.5â€
by lechuck
Sun Jul 15, 2007 10:00 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: NEW Thermalright HR-01 Plus
Replies: 19
Views: 7078

I saw that cooler on thermalright web site last week, emailed them when it will be released, but they said that they don't know yet...

Found this link:
http://forum.coolaler.com/showthread.php?t=156671

So, there you can see the diference compared to old version.
Could be interesting...
by lechuck
Thu Jul 12, 2007 1:42 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervolting E4x00 on 650i MB (Gigabyte/MSI)
Replies: 1
Views: 1266

I got reply on another forum. Someone tried to run his E4300 at 0.9V
at stock with succes on Gigabyte...
by lechuck
Wed Jul 04, 2007 10:19 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervolting E4x00 on 650i MB (Gigabyte/MSI)
Replies: 1
Views: 1266

Undervolting E4x00 on 650i MB (Gigabyte/MSI)

Hello, Has anyone tried to undervolt CPU at default speed with: - Gigabyte GA-N650SLI-DS4 650i or - MSI P6N SLI Platinum 650i I did read manuals, but they don't say what is the minimum voltage you can select in BIOS. As far as I can understand, you can only go up on MSI, but I'd ask if anyone can co...
by lechuck
Tue Mar 27, 2007 7:57 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Geforce 8 series fanless?
Replies: 25
Views: 13383

Passive GPU cooling is overrated for silence. It just means you need fans (that will make noise) elsewhere to pick up the slack rather than the one on the videocard. No, not true. It's only one part of a true quiet PC, but you must take care of other componentst too. You must have all components wi...
by lechuck
Tue Mar 27, 2007 9:01 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Geforce 8 series fanless?
Replies: 25
Views: 13383

The GeForce 7950 GT shoud have max power consumption at about 60W.
I suppose you need good airflow for 'passive' card.

I have my hopes on 8600GT for a passive solution (similar power consumption as GeForce 7900 GS).
by lechuck
Tue Mar 27, 2007 8:55 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: power consumption of older videocards [vs GF8-series]?
Replies: 2
Views: 1576

Maybe is this THE table we are looking for:

http://www.playtool.com/pages/vidtable/table.html

:)
by lechuck
Mon Dec 18, 2006 11:52 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 300GB (ish) Recommendation
Replies: 24
Views: 11866

@pyogenes: But did they bouth had the same motor? I did buy a Samsung HDD - SPCR favorite at that time, and was very dissapointed in terms of idle noise and vibrations... Sold it. I think it's useless to talk about silent HDD - as they don't exist. You need to try them, as it's too much diference fr...
by lechuck
Tue Dec 12, 2006 9:32 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 300GB (ish) Recommendation
Replies: 24
Views: 11866

The high pitch whine from the Seagate 7200.10 drives me crazy. I seriously doubt it's above the frequency that only younger people can hear it because I (29 yrs old) can hear it loud and clear with the P180B door closed from 10+ feet away. That's assuming minimal ambient noise. I'm still trying to ...