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by toki_c
Thu Apr 10, 2008 4:30 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Need help on my ultra silent PC config!
Replies: 8
Views: 2109

here are some pics and comments of what i've done with a sonata 3: http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=47488 http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=47480 With two annoying hard drives, seek-idl noises and vibrations are really unbearable with the stock gourmets. You ne...
by toki_c
Thu Apr 10, 2008 3:42 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Gaming rig. Almost quiet...
Replies: 17
Views: 7045

n the right hands a standard ATX case is just as "silenceable" as a P18x - it is emphatically not a "must have". (IMHO) I half agree with you. Sure you can silence any case out there with more or less effort. That's totaly true. But, there's always buts sorry, I think it's wise to pick up a case wh...
by toki_c
Wed Apr 09, 2008 3:51 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Gaming rig. Almost quiet...
Replies: 17
Views: 7045

Does it do a good job of noise absorption/isolation? The answer is of course yes, as oxygen2k said. If you finely pick up your dampping materials, you can truly achieve a silent rig. Waiting 2x750GB WD GP hdds, I'm putting my finaltouch to my insulation. I used a phonic insulation materials: 21€ ...
by toki_c
Wed Apr 09, 2008 3:31 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Gaming rig. Almost quiet...
Replies: 17
Views: 7045

"silence" not always comes "pre-packaged". i think people just got spoiled with ready availability of solo's and p180/182. Don't get me wrong mcoleg. I shall say as well, as I didn't say it to begin with, that his insulation and cable management work is excellent. Not to mention few wised component...
by toki_c
Wed Apr 09, 2008 2:02 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Is an Antec Sonata III suitable for this[?]
Replies: 13
Views: 9888

...he panels aren't layered for starters That's something he should look at but... ...it's not only sideways, impeding airflow to critical system components like the GPU and chipset, but it also forces the fan to be installed very close to components, impeding PCI-E connectors and long card install...
by toki_c
Tue Apr 08, 2008 3:44 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Gaming rig. Almost quiet...
Replies: 17
Views: 7045

Well, two things stand out in your.... GAMING rig: - firstly, what should shock every spcrers is... CASE. WTF, sorry to say that but, with such effort to put the foam and... In my opinion with such a "high end" gaming rig, a P182 is... a must have. At least, a P150 would be far away better than... -...
by toki_c
Tue Apr 08, 2008 3:27 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Abit iP35 dark raider and the molex connector
Replies: 3
Views: 1270

Well, if you read the manual carefuly r... yu should know that the molex connector is just there in case of an eager dual GPU configuration. Even if you set up an CrosfireX you should have no need to plug anything... well in the case of using two 3870X2 in CrosfireX, Abit should advice you to plug a...
by toki_c
Tue Apr 08, 2008 3:20 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Mounting 2.5" drives in Antec P180 case
Replies: 6
Views: 2480

Just suspend your hard drive... It's a mtter of a few minutes.
Why are trying to hard mount tour hard drive?
by toki_c
Tue Apr 08, 2008 2:33 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD Elastic Suspension... Show your pics!
Replies: 446
Views: 944408

here is a pic of my suspension drive. there's nothing more simple than this one!
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by toki_c
Tue Apr 08, 2008 2:14 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Is an Antec Sonata III suitable for this[?]
Replies: 13
Views: 9888

Hi Wayner, There's nothing to worry about hard drives suspension, cause you can always make yours whatever the case you take. see here what i did with the Sonata 3: http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/6302/p0804081112nj1.jpg [/URL] http://img160.imageshack.us/img160/4852/p0804081105vm4.jpg [/URL] The...
by toki_c
Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:15 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD Help
Replies: 1
Views: 879

Why do you need 32MB of cache in the first place? You will notice a tiny improve in case you waste your time, a whole day long for example, moving large files. But moving large files in the same hard drive is not recommendable at all because you will overuse your hard drive for nothing good. Or else...
by toki_c
Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:19 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: AC Accelero S1 is the BEST cooler for 8800GT / ATI38?0 cards
Replies: 221
Views: 123806

i'd like to see a performance comparsion between the AC S1 passive and w/ turbo module vs. thermalrights hr03 variants and zalmans ridiculously priced all copper vf-1000 to see who is the modern day king of vga cooling =) No need here... you can find anywhere some figures about it. The HR-03 is a m...
by toki_c
Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:09 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: AC Accelero S1 is the BEST cooler for 8800GT / ATI38?0 cards
Replies: 221
Views: 123806

it has a non reference design Go ahead without a second think. That VGA maybe not a standard design but only for the cooling part. No nVidia parteners' commercialize a "no standard card" with another bord. All the "no standard cards" use the same and unique bord. There's only the cooling system whi...
by toki_c
Wed Mar 26, 2008 3:05 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P182 Tri Cool Replacement Choices
Replies: 26
Views: 14185

Personally, I would stay far away from the Noctua. I have them in my NSK-2480 and the Tri-Cools have proven more quiet. One thing to say... yamahaSHO permit me to laugh. LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL. Do you knwo that you've just said?! The sentence of the century man!!! How could you compare a TriCool with a P1...
by toki_c
Sun Mar 23, 2008 7:51 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My quiet build-to-be...
Replies: 12
Views: 2683

Well, I am going to try to be short as possible. 1: One again... your PSU is an overkill. If you truly want a quiet rig go look for 425Pro82+ or Modu82+. 425W should be more than enough. You can go to SPCR's basis,and of course 625W Modu82+ review, for more details. 2: HSF: I would advice/recommand ...
by toki_c
Sun Mar 23, 2008 5:18 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Best internal enclosure for "spinning noise" probl
Replies: 30
Views: 8046

That's quite a MISTAKE Thomson... If only you have read the basis on SPCR, you should know that 1: get (thick) steel case in order to minimize the transmission of hard drive vibrations. In other words, no Aluminum case especially for someone like you who has "0dB" components as you said severals tim...
by toki_c
Sun Mar 23, 2008 4:12 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Harddrive silencing software
Replies: 11
Views: 8184

I agree with Thomson... vista sucks because there's only A possibility to manage severals hard drives. Vista annoys me to hell with the several "on" and "off" cycles. There's no solution with vista because if you set a high time value for shutting down hdds, those hdds would never be shut off. And i...
by toki_c
Sat Mar 22, 2008 9:46 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1609557

I'm listening to Machinefabriek - Cello recycling... after started listening Machinefabriek's (dutch artist who often self releases his work as mini cd or business card like this one) last weekend.
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by toki_c
Sat Mar 22, 2008 9:28 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Best, quietest AND smallest cooling for 8800GT?
Replies: 4
Views: 1982

There are already several threads on SPCR's forum. Just check them out.
BTW why did started a new one without checking on them before?! There's everything you shall know.
by toki_c
Fri Mar 21, 2008 4:17 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD to release 320GB platter drives
Replies: 49
Views: 28377

I guess it's just that for this build the loudest item is a Slipstream @ 700rpm, and since I work in the evenings, my ambient is low even by SPCR standards. Perhaps I should have gone with a Scorpio or Momentus, but I'll probably just go the extra mile on how I setup the HD. DrCR Well, I can only s...
by toki_c
Sun Mar 16, 2008 2:16 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: new HD x264 video encoding benchmark
Replies: 12
Views: 3464

here are some results with E4300, IP35Pro, 4GB DDR2-800, vista x64: 2.4GHz(267x9)-890MHz-4-4-4-12-tRD4: average: 25.7675fps, 6.48fps ---------- RUN1PASS1.LOG encoded 1442 frames, 25.42 fps, 3905.08 kb/s ---------- RUN2PASS1.LOG encoded 1442 frames, 25.89 fps, 3905.08 kb/s ---------- RUN3PASS1.LOG en...
by toki_c
Mon Mar 10, 2008 8:21 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: I will get these components soon ... anything not right ?
Replies: 17
Views: 4263

Well, it seems a quick clarification is necessary... I didn't said you CANNOT build a game rig with such small case. I only said that it's IMPOSSIBLE to build one (a gaming rig again) which could be called QUIET especially with a 8800GT (hottest component) in such tiny case (once again) due essentia...
by toki_c
Mon Mar 10, 2008 3:31 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: I will get these components soon ... anything not right ?
Replies: 17
Views: 4263

I assume that you forget something... Sure the VGA is THE main issue. But any hard drive would really be hot because the lack of a tiny air flow. This is caused by the fact: the HDD is placed into front middle of the case. I assure you that any HDD would got hotter in hotter and that situation... Th...
by toki_c
Mon Mar 10, 2008 1:36 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: I will get these components soon ... anything not right ?
Replies: 17
Views: 4263

First, I will never recommand building a gaming rig, as yours, in such tiny case! Believe me, I did one... and there's noway you can get a "quiet PC" when keeping "enough cooling" to your internal conponements. Even if you pick up the up to date cool enough conponements when it comes to a "gaming ri...
by toki_c
Sun Mar 09, 2008 10:17 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Haven't built since 2002, out of date, and need advice!
Replies: 15
Views: 4323

... AMD CPUs generally draw less power, but don't have a lot of computing power... Oh god.. Are you kidding?! Or are you putting Netburst microarchitecture versus K8?! I can't believe it... I have only a word to say. Just go and read these (2 articles) article before saying such nonsense! - here is...
by toki_c
Sun Mar 09, 2008 4:34 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Help me with some good and silent DVD+-RW.
Replies: 33
Views: 15077

You guys (well those who need quiet burners) should look at Plextor drivers/burners... Firstly, who do not know about Plextor Quality when it comes to drives/burners?! I quickly read the thread and NO one did even mention Plextor burners! Well, I am going to be quick. Moreover to the good quality of...
by toki_c
Sat Mar 08, 2008 10:53 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: First new build in 8 years
Replies: 27
Views: 5862

1. DVD burner: look seriously at Plextor's drives! Those ones are quite expensive but you will definitely get for your monies. 2. Storage: instead getting a Raptor X and 2xWD 500GB SE16, I will recommend you to get instead 2 WD GP RE2 1TB and make a raid 5 or so on if you want to secure your data. O...
by toki_c
Sat Mar 08, 2008 5:15 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent Gamer PC for around 1700$
Replies: 21
Views: 4451

hmmm, the rig looks mostly solid except for a couple things. 1) CL5...thats kinda high in terms of RAM. i know the lower stuff is also more expensive, but from a performance aspect, you could go down to DDR2-800 and have a higher CL and not tell the difference. this is probably more than you'll eve...
by toki_c
Sat Mar 08, 2008 4:37 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: (Yet another ;-) ) E8400/Solo build
Replies: 5
Views: 1695

I agree with Strid. If you are not an extreme overclocker who will seriously benching and push up his hardware, no need to give extra cash for an X38 board especially that chipset is quite hot! Just check out in a single review on AnandTech or Xbitlabs to get more details. The P35 is really cool and...
by toki_c
Thu Mar 06, 2008 8:27 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet EN8800GT cooling solution
Replies: 4
Views: 2049

The Zotac 8800GT512 AMP! Edition is really quiet with a 75mm fan... I don't hear the fan till 50%. The fan is audible from 55% in "daytime". But this vga is really hot... 55-60°C at idl... I planed to get a new cooling heatsink at least. The HR3 GT looks promising but I will look for EVGA Akimbo co...