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by PartEleven
Thu Sep 03, 2009 10:07 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help quieting system
Replies: 15
Views: 1965

I only read the first post, so I don't know if others have suggested this yet: try replacing the PSU. Or do a fan swap. Your noise problem seems to be mainly the PSU fan ramping up with heat, and Thermaltake isn't exactly known for it's quiet PSUs. You may as well have either a inherently loud PSU f...
by PartEleven
Thu Sep 03, 2009 2:01 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Nearly Complete Quiet Build
Replies: 7
Views: 4371

Re: Nearly Complete Quiet Build

Nice build. Any reason why you didn't suspend both the hard drives in the bottom chamber? Then you can install the upper hard drive cage and move the intake fan closer to the graphics card. the speaker system is a cheap pair of Creative Labs speakers (Gigaworks T20) Those are cheap? Don't they retai...
by PartEleven
Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:18 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Case for quiet low power system with 3-6 HD's?
Replies: 3
Views: 1093

my understanding is that solo case is good for up to 3 hdd but that case might be aimed at gamers? I have absolutely no idea where you are getting this. Solo? For gamers? Absolutely not marketed that way. Don't get me wrong. It's definitely capable of housing a powerful gaming system, but it's also...
by PartEleven
Fri Aug 28, 2009 11:19 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FREE for the price of shipping
Replies: 10
Views: 2559

I can see that. Maybe there should be a policy where everyone interested has to make a reply in the thread. At least that way people can see which items were claimed first and whatnot. It's pretty clear that nearly all the deals here are done through PM, since almost every thread in the forum has fe...
by PartEleven
Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:51 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FREE for the price of shipping
Replies: 10
Views: 2559

*sigh* burned again. I'm feeling this forum needs to be regulated a little better. Lots of deals don't go through just because the seller cuts out to a local buyer instead. Nothing wrong with that, but at least give a little warning instead of leaving potential buyers here hanging only to find out t...
by PartEleven
Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:23 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Full HD LCD (1080p)
Replies: 35
Views: 6664

While definitely hot, you should note that it's technically e -IPS. Not S-IPS or H-IPS. It's supposed to be cheaper to manufacture, so that's why this LCD is offered at such a low price. As to exactly how e-IPS is different than other IPS technologies, I have absolutely no idea. I've tried to find o...
by PartEleven
Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:18 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Is gigabit LAN possible w/ gigabit switch + megabit router?
Replies: 26
Views: 13783

Thanks for the links Jay_S. Of course I wasn't expecting anything like 125MB/s. My older hard drives don't even transfer that fast between themselves locally. I was expecting something in the 45-50 mb/s range though, so I found it surprising to see my transfers dipping down to 25 mb/s.
by PartEleven
Wed Aug 26, 2009 5:15 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Is gigabit LAN possible w/ gigabit switch + megabit router?
Replies: 26
Views: 13783

Thanks for the tips guys. Through WAN (wide area network)? Or wireless? I meant wireless. I guess the correct term is "WLAN". 1a. If you decide to power down the router or power cycle it you won't kill the connection between other devices on your "internal" network. That's a really good point. I hav...
by PartEleven
Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:00 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What is the most powerful CPU you can cool passively??
Replies: 28
Views: 5973

Honestly, with a question like this you aren't going to get many answers other than half-hearted speculations or anecdotal stories. Performance and silence are somewhat opposites, in that if you're optimizing for one then the other will suffer. You need to decide for yourself what level of optimizat...
by PartEleven
Tue Aug 25, 2009 3:03 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Is gigabit LAN possible w/ gigabit switch + megabit router?
Replies: 26
Views: 13783

Thanks. I was deciding between the TRENDnet and the D-link. I've always thought D-link was be a better brand than TRENDnet though, since it's got some very well received higher end routers. With all of the networking brands, every one of them has a budget priced product that I've read complaints abo...
by PartEleven
Tue Aug 25, 2009 11:07 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Is gigabit LAN possible w/ gigabit switch + megabit router?
Replies: 26
Views: 13783

And I can still maintain internet access while connected to the switch? How would the router know that there is a switch with multiple devices attached to one of its ports? What settings do I have to change?
by PartEleven
Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:19 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Is gigabit LAN possible w/ gigabit switch + megabit router?
Replies: 26
Views: 13783

Is gigabit LAN possible w/ gigabit switch + megabit router?

I'm new to networking, so I'm hoping someone more knowledgeable could help. Currently, my network looks like this: DSL modem -> 10/100 router --> many devices (PCs, PS3, notebook, wii) Since I have a mix of megabit and gigabit enabled devices, I was wondering if it was possible to upgrade my network...
by PartEleven
Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:04 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: NewEgg 1 day sale: Corsair CMPSU-550VX for $50
Replies: 1
Views: 1098

Lian Li PC-Q7 Black Aluminum Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case

Also of interest, a Lian Li mini-ITX case is going for $49.99 using promo code EMCLWNS25
by PartEleven
Mon Aug 24, 2009 1:52 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FREE for the price of shipping
Replies: 10
Views: 2559

PM sent about the gigabit PCI ethernet card and the 8-port switch.
by PartEleven
Mon Aug 24, 2009 1:39 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Geforce 7050 power consumption
Replies: 10
Views: 1825

mczak wrote:Note however that you almost certainly need the ATX12V connector which is used to power the cpu voltage regulation circuitry, so I hope your PSU has that.
Right. I was thinking of solving this with a molex adapter. Shouldn't be any problems there, should it?
by PartEleven
Mon Aug 24, 2009 10:46 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Geforce 7050 power consumption
Replies: 10
Views: 1825

That's strange. The newegg specifications indiates that it supports DDR2 800, as does the Zotac page . Maybe it has a custom bios? Anyway, to give you guys a better picture, I would be upgrading from an Athlon XP-M @ 1.6ghz on an nForce2 platform. Despite the negatives the zotac board has, I'm sure ...
by PartEleven
Mon Aug 24, 2009 10:21 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: doa drives: never mind, i'm an idiot
Replies: 6
Views: 1643

wtf? "no positive reviews whatsoever recently"?? I don't understand this at all. Are you just hunting for reviews that conform to your established opinion? Just clicking on your first newegg links and sorting by date posted gives an entire page of 5 egg reviews for the WD10EADS and a nearly-full 5 e...
by PartEleven
Sun Aug 23, 2009 9:45 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Luxa2 LM100 Mini: "Exquisite & Desirable" m-IT
Replies: 22
Views: 7414

Spelling mistake on the top of page 4:
The procedure was not difficutl, but as with all small cases, some care was needed to ensure good cable management.
And in typical Thermaltake fashion, we once again have an expensive case focusing on form over function.

EDIT: I can't read >.<
by PartEleven
Sun Aug 23, 2009 4:39 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: doa drives: never mind, i'm an idiot
Replies: 6
Views: 1643

There hasn't been public outrage over these drives, so you should be safe. In general I tend to ignore newegg reviews. Much of the negative reviews are due to user error, ignorance, or bad luck. And just how are you determining that they have a "very high failure rate"?
by PartEleven
Sat Aug 22, 2009 8:29 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Geforce 7050 power consumption
Replies: 10
Views: 1825

Thanks guys. I didn't realize that SPCR reviewed this chipset before. Looks like this is a winner. The only bummer is that it doesn't support dual-channel memory. What exactly is the performance difference between dual-channel and single-channel? My gut feeling is that it isn't a whole lot, compared...
by PartEleven
Sat Aug 22, 2009 4:52 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate buzzing noise, sounds like a bee hive?
Replies: 5
Views: 1945

Buy a new drive?

Haha, I know it's probably not the answer you're looking for since that would just avoid the problem rather than directly solve it. But seriously if your drive starts making strange noises all of a sudden it might be a sign of imminent failure.
by PartEleven
Sat Aug 22, 2009 4:45 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.B 1TB opinions?
Replies: 6
Views: 2398

I guess it just goes to show how these issues are highly subjective. I held mine when it was seeking and the vibrations are greater than any of my other drives, even with AAM on (mostly WD GP). I can feel the vibrations through the table when it's sitting in its dock seeking. Note though that I'm us...
by PartEleven
Sat Aug 22, 2009 1:58 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Geforce 7050 power consumption
Replies: 10
Views: 1825

Geforce 7050 power consumption

I was just looking at possible upgrade options for my server and poking around newegg. Then I came across this. It's practically a totally stripped down motherboard, but is amazingly cheap. My only concern is the Geforce 7050 chipset. It's an older one that I know nothing about, and I'm worried abou...
by PartEleven
Fri Aug 21, 2009 1:43 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Look at this beauty! - Wooden case, nMediaPC HTPC 8000
Replies: 14
Views: 5531

If so can it be because wood doesn't conduct much heat so case panels don't help to cool the air? The case panels never helped with cooling. That's a myth. Air is a horrible conductor of heat, so any heat removal is dominated by extracting the hot air out of the case, not conducting the heat throug...
by PartEleven
Thu Aug 20, 2009 9:22 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Very best Top Down Cooler?
Replies: 26
Views: 4755

jhhoffma's post pretty much sums up my opinions as well, but I dont' think there's really going to be any changing to koolpc's opinion here. But needing to be provided a link to a front page review really sent me over the top. But yes, enough of the personal stuff. For your needs, koolpc, it seems l...
by PartEleven
Thu Aug 20, 2009 9:09 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.B 1TB opinions?
Replies: 6
Views: 2398

For $40 flat I'd buy it immediately. I own one and qualitatively, its airborne idle noise is pretty quiet. The vibrations are not so great though, so you might want to suspend it. I use mine open-air in a dock, so I can't say much more about it inside a case, but I'd imagine it would be pretty quiet...
by PartEleven
Thu Aug 20, 2009 9:04 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silverstone Sugo SG05 and SG06: Gaming mini-ITX cases?
Replies: 41
Views: 38581

It's the grammar police again! On page 4, you the line: Tony, or PR contact at Silverstone, was generous in providing a number of additional products for the SG05 and SG06 review: Did you possibly mean " our contact at Silverstone"? Amazingly thorough review with all the different builds included. T...
by PartEleven
Wed Aug 19, 2009 10:27 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Very best Top Down Cooler?
Replies: 26
Views: 4755

I have been here long enough to know about the SPCR pages. It is 'Users' opinions i am after you plonker. It's pretty obvious that I don't quite agree with this, but you know what? That's alright. You'd rather hear from people who've actually used the heatsinks. That's cool. Except you totally miss...
by PartEleven
Tue Aug 18, 2009 5:11 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Very best Top Down Cooler?
Replies: 26
Views: 4755

which could indeed be the reason it wasn't noticed. These are very new products. Sure I can understand that not everyone here will read every SPCR article. What really bugs me is that jhhoffma recommended the "the two Scythe coolers just reviewed by SPCR ". That kind of gives a BIG hint that SPCR j...
by PartEleven
Sun Aug 16, 2009 9:09 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Very best Top Down Cooler?
Replies: 26
Views: 4755

Depends on your space limitations. I would start with the two Scythe coolers just reviewed by SPCR. If you need shorter, there's the Shuriken. Which 2 are those? I hate to be a troll, but are you kidding? Do you read this site at all? The article is the 2nd newest listing on the front page. Anyway,...