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by Lt_Dan
Fri Jul 11, 2008 8:02 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What is the BEST thermal grease/paste or T.I.M for Air?
Replies: 24
Views: 5255

thanks.
what is the right way?
and what's - "TIM"?
by Lt_Dan
Fri Jul 11, 2008 6:16 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What is the BEST thermal grease/paste or T.I.M for Air?
Replies: 24
Views: 5255

thanks.
does anyone have experience with the OCZ?
by Lt_Dan
Fri Jul 11, 2008 3:30 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What is the BEST thermal grease/paste or T.I.M for Air?
Replies: 24
Views: 5255

thanks.
what kind of alcohol?
by Lt_Dan
Thu Jul 10, 2008 4:48 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What is the BEST thermal grease/paste or T.I.M for Air?
Replies: 24
Views: 5255

after all these links i didn't get what is best.
it's a decision between:
1. OCZ( the shop where i usually buy has only OCZ.)
2. Arctic silver
3. arctic cooling

another question - how do i remove old grease from the cpu?

thanks,
dan.
by Lt_Dan
Sun Apr 20, 2008 12:53 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: HDD in back?
Replies: 21
Views: 5542

it's incredible - my hdd are suspended in the front, and i left a front slot open to enter some air - but i used a stocking (seriously) to filter any dust,
and my hdd are around 45-50 c'.

(it's IL as co.il... maybe it's the air... how do you clean dust anyway? just vacuuming? )
by Lt_Dan
Sun Apr 20, 2008 10:53 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: HDD in back?
Replies: 21
Views: 5542

is that yours? seems cramped.
an old hdd as well. is it ok to put it on the side?
isn't that just the tape to hold it to the case?
(btw - it's middle east - specifically israel)
by Lt_Dan
Sun Apr 20, 2008 8:30 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: HDD in back?
Replies: 21
Views: 5542

dust gathers everywhere...
can you post a pic of the foam it self?
by Lt_Dan
Sun Apr 20, 2008 7:14 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: HDD in back?
Replies: 21
Views: 5542

sounds complicated, doesn't it heat up too much?
can you post a pic? it sounds interesting.
by Lt_Dan
Sat Apr 19, 2008 7:02 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: HDD in back?
Replies: 21
Views: 5542

thanks!
the case in the pic is the p180?

also, do you know what can i use for dampening?
by Lt_Dan
Sat Apr 19, 2008 3:28 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: HDD in back?
Replies: 21
Views: 5542

I'll check it's volt.
middle east.
it's pretty hot here so i need to consider heat much more.
by Lt_Dan
Sat Apr 19, 2008 2:43 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: HDD in back?
Replies: 21
Views: 5542

i replaced my rear fan to a scythe sflex 1200 and it actually makes more noise then the stock that was before. maybe because it's 1200 and the previous was 500 (i'm not sutre), and it's under volted to 5v. my vx450w is nosier then the zalman. in any case, what did you use to dampen the case? my hdd ...
by Lt_Dan
Sat Apr 19, 2008 2:38 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: HDD in back?
Replies: 21
Views: 5542

the psu is in the front so it will make more noise.
in the p180\182 the psu is in a different bay so the hdd can be at the back.
you don't think it will make it quieter?
by Lt_Dan
Sat Apr 19, 2008 1:16 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: HDD in back?
Replies: 21
Views: 5542

HDD in back?

is there or why isn't there a case with the Hdd in the back?
it could lower the sound emited from them in the front.
does anyone know of such a thing?
by Lt_Dan
Thu Apr 17, 2008 5:13 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 500GB HDD
Replies: 33
Views: 100143

question - what about other 7200.9 models? specifically the 250 GB?
[out of topic - is there a difference in the 7200.10 models? (specifically the 320 GB)?]
thanks a lot,
Dan.
by Lt_Dan
Tue Apr 15, 2008 10:46 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: looking for a cool and quiet VGA
Replies: 6
Views: 1871

i saw 2 passive 3450 cards - "HIS" and "Asus", do you know any of them? how are they with cooling?
by Lt_Dan
Tue Apr 15, 2008 10:38 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive 8600 on Newegg
Replies: 33
Views: 7005

there's a review on the passive 9600 spcr.

i would have bought the ati's but they didn't come out then (almost 10 months any) and i didn't find any other passive card.
by Lt_Dan
Tue Apr 15, 2008 7:04 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive 8600 on Newegg
Replies: 33
Views: 7005

Wibla - maybe it's just the GTS generally (or maybe mine specifically..)
JVM - to bad you're just nVidia - the 3850\70 are very nice.
in any case, here's something to help you decide (performance wise) -
http://www23.tomshardware.com/graphics_2007.html
by Lt_Dan
Tue Apr 15, 2008 1:54 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: looking for a cool and quiet VGA
Replies: 6
Views: 1871

my card has an annoying coil whine and it heats up my system even if it's under clocked and the screen is turned off and the computer is at idle. the 100$~ is too expensive. i really need it mostly for testing the system. i thought of somthing in the scope of - GAINWARD BLISS GF 8400GS 256MB - http:...
by Lt_Dan
Tue Apr 15, 2008 1:45 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive 8600 on Newegg
Replies: 33
Views: 7005

i wouldn't recommend the gigabyte 8600 (GT\GTS) - i think they both have the same whine problem.
by Lt_Dan
Mon Apr 14, 2008 4:58 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: looking for a cool and quiet VGA
Replies: 6
Views: 1871

looking for a cool and quiet VGA

Hi, as the title goes: i'm looking for a cool card with a heat sink\heat pips only. i'm running vista 64, and play a lot of video files (avi. h264...) beside that i don't need anything strong for games or such. the cheapest there is. (i currently have a gigabyte 8600 GTS silent pipe that idles at 50...
by Lt_Dan
Mon Apr 14, 2008 2:27 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive 8600 on Newegg
Replies: 33
Views: 7005

i have a gigabyte 8600GTS silent pipe. it does make a coil whine and buzzing while active (moving windows, running videos and programs). i sent a question to GB for help, they didn't answer (yet). you can defiantly hear it in a silent system (my system is nosier then before - since i replaced my rea...
by Lt_Dan
Sat Apr 12, 2008 10:17 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: ATI HD3850 & HD3870: Improved Acoustics & Power Effi
Replies: 35
Views: 25699

i think the article was a bit lacking - i think it should have been added a test of the heat pipes editions as well.
also, as some cards are known of having coil whine it should have said something more on that.
beside that, the article was very good and informative.
dan.
by Lt_Dan
Fri Apr 11, 2008 8:30 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: NEW! Corsair VX450W (reviewed by SPCR)
Replies: 94
Views: 67820

there isn't any software that tells you how much power each component take?

also, what is the noise charecter of it?my Zalman 460 was quieter.

my intake is probably around 40c~ - maybe that's why it's noisy?
by Lt_Dan
Fri Apr 11, 2008 7:33 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: NEW! Corsair VX450W (reviewed by SPCR)
Replies: 94
Views: 67820

i just got one to.
it makes a lot of "woosh" noise.

btw - can i check how much power my system uses?
by Lt_Dan
Thu Apr 10, 2008 2:09 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: front case fan
Replies: 6
Views: 2209

it's not really noisy. i just didn't know if it's ok to connect them like that or is the front fan important.
by Lt_Dan
Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:01 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: front case fan
Replies: 6
Views: 2209

i just noticed the cable was split onto the 5v lines (at default) and it gets split into 2 5v fans.
this is my setup:
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the cable splits into 2 later on.
by Lt_Dan
Thu Apr 10, 2008 4:37 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Best silent 9600GT!
Replies: 103
Views: 47786

coil whine is a low irritating buzz from electrical systems? how does it happen? does anyone know of a thread or site to get more info about it?
by Lt_Dan
Thu Apr 10, 2008 3:23 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: front case fan
Replies: 6
Views: 2209

you summed my question really nicely! thanks. but i didn't get your 1st answer - is disabling the front intake fan which revs slower (i think) then the rear outtake 1200 rpm one - is ok? will the rear give enough pull? i don't really want to start messing with wires b myself because i don't want to ...
by Lt_Dan
Wed Apr 09, 2008 3:50 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My very quiet configuration
Replies: 9
Views: 2853

got it. thanks.
by Lt_Dan
Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:08 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My very quiet configuration
Replies: 9
Views: 2853

is noctua good as a cpu fan?
what's the wd scorpio? is 10k rpm? thought it was the raptor.