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by PartEleven
Wed Aug 18, 2010 11:16 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P183 humming
Replies: 11
Views: 2255

You didn't mention what fans you are using, or what speed they are at. A general rule of thumb I go by is that any fan that's spinning faster than ~800 rpm will be clearly audible. It might not make any bearing noise, but you'll still hear the woosh of air that it is pushing. Also, the top fan mount...
by PartEleven
Thu Jul 29, 2010 5:45 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: Antec P182 - Chicago pickup
Replies: 9
Views: 2569

Try asking around at stores that sell appliances if they have any unwanted boxes? You're right that most of them would be cube shaped though.
by PartEleven
Thu Jul 29, 2010 2:12 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: Antec P182 - Chicago pickup
Replies: 9
Views: 2569

I'm somewhat interested in this, but I am not in the Chicago area. I'm about one state over in St Louis. Is there no way you can ship this?
by PartEleven
Sat Jul 03, 2010 10:10 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My quiet Maingear SHIFT
Replies: 8
Views: 3734

+1 for adding a fan to those graphics cards. If you're going for total silence you can still undervolt the fan so that it is inaudible. Even a little airflow goes a long way toward cooling over none. I used to use an Accelero S1 completely passive, but adding a fan improved temperatures significantl...
by PartEleven
Sat Jul 03, 2010 10:05 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Baking fixed my GFX card :D
Replies: 13
Views: 2894

This is the gallery forum. Pics or it didn't happen. :wink:
by PartEleven
Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:35 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Front Panel Audio Interference (Antec Mini P180)
Replies: 30
Views: 23846

I think i ran into this problem a few years ago when I made a new build using the P180. Tons of interference from the front audio port. Google searching only got me generic guesses about EMI or bad on-board audio like what fwiffo said. It's good to know what the real problem is, and knowing the solu...
by PartEleven
Sat May 29, 2010 12:07 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Not using these things, still good stuff...
Replies: 13
Views: 2339

Sent you a pm with address. Also, you say it's a Phenom II? The picture is of a Phenom 9950 (1st gen).
by PartEleven
Fri May 28, 2010 9:30 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Not using these things, still good stuff...
Replies: 13
Views: 2339

Hi I am interested in your 2nd post. If I understand you correctly, it's $90 + shipping for the cpu, heatsink, and ram? How much would shipping to St Louis, MO be?
by PartEleven
Wed May 19, 2010 1:03 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fan Test System, 2010
Replies: 89
Views: 31703

Now, velocity profiles like this could possibly explain your measured difference in FPM. The ultra sensitive velocity meter could be affected by more air moving closer to it's axis (hence making it read a faster velocity due to the smaller moment arm). But I digress, the main thing I'm getting at h...
by PartEleven
Mon May 17, 2010 11:19 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Titan Fenrir & CM Hyper 212 Plus: Direct Touch Revisited
Replies: 71
Views: 24619

I'm always amazed when I read posts like this..some people just dont get it. When I say "dont get it", I'm referring to scientific experimentation in general. +1 This is the feeling I get when reading a lot of user feedback comments on tech sites. I was thinking about posting about this, but you've...
by PartEleven
Thu May 13, 2010 10:39 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Titan Fenrir & CM Hyper 212 Plus: Direct Touch Revisited
Replies: 71
Views: 24619

Thanks for another solid review. The Titan Fenrir looks like a terrible heatsink for quiet performance. Seems like its performance mostly comes from being paired with a high speed fan and simply having a lot of metal to conduct heat away instead of better engineering design. The fact that it reviewe...
by PartEleven
Fri Apr 09, 2010 10:54 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: storage for htpc
Replies: 7
Views: 1663

I've found that rpm is variable up to 7200 and many shops sells it as 7200 And you've been misled by WD marketing. It's been confirmed here at SPCR that the original Green drives were fixed at 5400 rpm. I haven't heard of any news indicating that the new ones are different. There is no such thing a...
by PartEleven
Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:09 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fractal Design Define R2 ATX Tower Case
Replies: 41
Views: 16310

A surprisingly well thought out case. I'd normally say that the complaints from users in this thread are just nitpicking, but there's enough of them to show that there are some QC issues. I personally wouldn't have any problems with them though, especially considering the price.
by PartEleven
Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:44 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Why Ad Blocking is devastating to the sites you love
Replies: 142
Views: 113311

I've only started experimenting with Opera's "block content" feature, since certain sites with obnoxious floating flash ads that block your screen drove me to do so. But I wonder if all of this could be solved if ad blockers still loaded the ads (thus generating the page view check) but simply did n...
by PartEleven
Sun Jan 24, 2010 8:39 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: System pauses during boot using laptop HDD (WinXP)
Replies: 4
Views: 874

danimal: No adaptor used. System was cloned to this new drive. psiu: Booting into safe mode is a good idea. I'll check it out later today. Yeah, it could also be that the sata drivers for this motherboard/chipset aren't very good. I'm using a Zotac NF630I-E-E . I don't know a whole lot about older n...
by PartEleven
Sat Jan 23, 2010 7:18 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: System pauses during boot using laptop HDD (WinXP)
Replies: 4
Views: 874

System pauses during boot using laptop HDD (WinXP)

Okay, well I'm not sure how else to describe this problem. My system will apparently hang during the boot sequence. Right when the Windows XP logo (the one with the loading bar below it) begins to fade in, the system just hangs. The logo is half faded in and it looks like a system freeze. However, i...
by PartEleven
Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:56 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Antec CHEAPly
Replies: 119
Views: 132776

Hey Noto, Is Colm hurting/harming anyone ? No. I like reading his experiments and ideas, even if sometimes it does sound a bit silly. But does it matter ? No. He may not have worded it as nicely as he could have, but I can see where Noto is coming from. Every one of colm's posts are complete nonsen...
by PartEleven
Wed Nov 18, 2009 1:42 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: VelociRaptor or SSD?
Replies: 36
Views: 31242

A bigger problem may be emerging with SSD's. Serious slow downs from fragmentation, at least on MLC designs, would seem to be a serious issue. Serious slowdowns are being reported. oc This makes zero sense. It must be some other issue causing the slowdown (maybe an almost-full drive with no TRIM or...
by PartEleven
Thu Nov 12, 2009 3:39 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Value SSD
Replies: 18
Views: 4811

+1

It's RANDOM writes you should be looking at. Fast sequential writes help you transfer large gigabyte files around, which I doubt is what you'll be using your SSD for.
by PartEleven
Sun Nov 08, 2009 3:41 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Intel X25-M
Replies: 29
Views: 7082

It's more about the masses.... *snip* Not to be off-topic, but this is the major reason why SPCR is the only PC forum I participate in. I find members on other forums can be quite elitist. Back to the topic (though I think it's been answered in many ways already), an SSD would be superior to the Ve...
by PartEleven
Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:56 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How to clone Harddrive please.
Replies: 26
Views: 5190

I'm surprised this thread has gotten this long with no mention of DriveImage XML . It's a basic, bare bones software that backs up your individual partitions using sector-by-sector copying (I think). No advanced options like compression, incremental backups, or speed optimizations here. But if all y...
by PartEleven
Mon Nov 02, 2009 1:35 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: ITX board for NAS/FW server ??
Replies: 7
Views: 2221

Just a quick question: is there any reason it has to be ITX? mATX will generally be much cheaper for the same features, and since you are making a networked server with many hard drives (I assume), it doesn't seem like you'll benefit much from the smaller ITX size.
by PartEleven
Thu Oct 29, 2009 2:35 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Awesome, much better, review of 5770
Replies: 18
Views: 3742

For those of you who found the review to be useful, fine. Glad you liked it. From someone who has worked as a test engineer, I found the test methodology to be dreadful. I agree with this. "Real-world" tests may not always be better because they don't isolate possible contributing factors. This was...
by PartEleven
Sun Oct 25, 2009 10:46 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Replacing Radeon 9800 Pro graphics card
Replies: 7
Views: 1464

Wait wait wait, the Radeon 9800 Pro is not compatible with Windows 7? This is the first time I've heard of a graphics card not supported on an OS. Did ATi just drop driver support completely? I poked around on AMD's support site, and they still have drivers for the card. They're just not going to "o...
by PartEleven
Thu Oct 15, 2009 8:21 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Dyson bladeless fan
Replies: 5
Views: 4168

Pretty cool tech, but I don't think it's scalable down to the sizes we use inside our computers. I also agree with ntavlas. It looks like it works by generating a low volume, high speed flow that creates a low pressure zone which pulls in surrounding air through the open ring. Hence, the "air multip...
by PartEleven
Fri Oct 09, 2009 1:13 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Does SPCR seem way too obsessive compulsive about noise?
Replies: 77
Views: 46177

This is one of my pet peeves as well. I work in biological sciences and I have yet to meet a device that's quiet. Boy do I feel sorry for you. I also work in a biology lab and I know exactly what you are talking about. If the noise bothers you that much maybe its time for a new career path? :D I tr...
by PartEleven
Tue Oct 06, 2009 7:32 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: memtest86+ question with new board and memory...
Replies: 65
Views: 9517

Hi, not to thread hijack, but I've got a similar problem. The details can be found in this post . At this point I think that particular set of ram is faulty, but is there a chance that it's the motherboard? Zotac motherboards aren't known for their wide compatibility, and the problem ram passes memt...
by PartEleven
Tue Oct 06, 2009 7:11 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Video playback from homebuilt NAS on gigabit network - slow?
Replies: 21
Views: 10209

When X is broken, "I can't believe that Y affects X" is not a very good way to find the cause. True, that was just my personal opinion from experience with my own network. Except here we also haven't found out that "Z doesn't affect X", and Z is arguably easier to test than Y. My main argument was ...
by PartEleven
Sat Oct 03, 2009 6:11 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Video playback from homebuilt NAS on gigabit network - slow?
Replies: 21
Views: 10209

That'd be hard to test, since I install Ubuntu Server, which doesn't come with any playback facility. I could install X, etc. to check it out, if I feel motivated to do that. I still suspect that VLC itself may have something to do with it... I've never got it working great on shares mounted over a...
by PartEleven
Sat Oct 03, 2009 9:20 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PicoPSU + Antec NP-100 (100W brick) = no boot Intel E2140
Replies: 14
Views: 3758

thoroughly confused

I really don't understand this anymore. I did some more testing this weekend using a more than capable PSU (Antec 420W): OCZ Reaper PC8500 (2x2GB): works Crucial Ballistix Tracer PC6400 (2x512MB): works *Crucial Ballistix Tracer PC6400 (2x512MB): FAIL <--- ????????? The starred (*) set of ram is the...