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by ces
Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:15 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Looking to hush up my computer, P280?
Replies: 8
Views: 2784

Re: Looking to hush up my computer, P280?

Get the Antec Solo with two front 120mm fans and one back 120mm fans. Get the Seasonic X 650 PSU. Most of the time the fan will be stopped, but it will kick in when and if you need it. Replace all your fans with undervolted Nexus 120mm running at about 700 rpm. Then experiment by leaving just a sing...
by ces
Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:01 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GT 610 vs HD 6450
Replies: 12
Views: 20246

Re: GT 610 vs HD 6450

The only thing a mid-range gaming card gets you is the ability to run games, not an improvement in 2D display. Any modern card that has DisplayPort, Dual DVI, or even VGA can run your monitors. So for just running Aero I'd highly recommend using IGP instead of getting such crappy cards. Note though...
by ces
Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:27 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Intel DH77DF, finally a silent system
Replies: 6
Views: 6361

Re: Intel DH77DF, finally a silent system

In my case, the FSP300-60GHS-R sits at the bottom and I remove its top cover and fan completely so heat rises up into the enclosure. Similarly I remove the fan from the RCX-Z90-CP (it rubs a lot so it's not quiet even at slow RPMs). Then I mount an Artic cooling 120mm case fan (Arctic F12) running ...
by ces
Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:08 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: What I have Learned about Computer Performance from SPCR
Replies: 177
Views: 254799

Re: What I have Learned about Computer Performance from SPCR

FSP Group FSP300-60GHS-R 300W SFX12V 80 PLUS Certified Power Supply This is a very under appreciated power supply. It is an SFX powersupply that comes with a plate that permits it to mount as an ATX power supply. It is perfect for small ITX cases such as the Lian Li Q07. It leaves extra room in the...
by ces
Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:28 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Quiet CPU heatsink for a DH101 case. (Height < 100mm / 3.6")
Replies: 8
Views: 3561

Re: Quiet CPU heatsink for a DH101 case. (Height < 100mm / 3

There is a ventilation grid along the back of the case lid . The CPU is more or less below this grid . The holes aren't too big, but I was hoping that I could get quite close to this grid with a top-down heatsink and that it would draw air from outside the The only way to find out is to try. But th...
by ces
Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:19 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: need advice on cpu cooler for antec isk-110
Replies: 8
Views: 6676

Re: need advice on cpu cooler for antec isk-110

If you are assembling it yourself, try the stock fan first. If not, just get the Scythe Zozuti. It will better than either of the other two... and are you certain the other two will even fit?
by ces
Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:14 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommend a PSU/case/fan setup for my config
Replies: 17
Views: 3802

Re: Recommend a PSU/case/fan setup for my config

I looked through the cases that ces recommended. The Lian li-cases in particular seem to be of high quality. However, most of the cases are a bit on the big side, or rather, they provide a lot of space that I don't really need; I'm not likely to ever mount additional hard drives, a graphics card or...
by ces
Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:49 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Quiet CPU heatsink for a DH101 case. (Height < 100mm / 3.6")
Replies: 8
Views: 3561

Re: Quiet CPU heatsink for a DH101 case. (Height < 100mm / 3

Don't forget, unless you use a heatsink with an under hung fan, you are going to need about 25mm of breathing room on top of any downdraft heatsink. That sort of limits you to Noctua NH-L12 Prolimatech Samuel 17 Scythe Big Shurekin The Noctua NH-L12 with a Nexus 120mm fan stuffed underneath as an un...
by ces
Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:30 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Small fan blocking or helping big fan?
Replies: 5
Views: 2944

Re: Small fan blocking or helping big fan?

xi What was your final solution? I am about to try do the same with a DC7800 SFF and your experience would save me time and money. Than you. Either way just run some stress tests with and without the 70 and check your CPU and GPU temps. If they are too high without the 70 then put it back. While th...
by ces
Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:26 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel Haswell CPU - a Quantum Jump in CPU Performance?
Replies: 46
Views: 21751

Re: Intel Haswell CPU - a Quantum Jump in CPU Performance?

You have to be careful about information from the internets, especially information about something that does not yet exist and is itself a moving target. The information can be accurate, but subsequent changes in product trajectory can make information that once was true, no longer so. Using source...
by ces
Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:58 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Looking to hush up my computer, P280?
Replies: 8
Views: 2784

Re: Looking to hush up my computer, P280?

A case isn't going to solve the problem. Take a look at what components are making the noise and fix them.

What is your current setup?
by ces
Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:56 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: i7-3770K cooler
Replies: 1
Views: 1090

Re: i7-3770K cooler

The Prolimatech Armageddon was designed specifically for this problem.

http://www.prolimatech.com/en/products/ ... 156&page=1
http://www.silentpcreview.com/article1039-page1.html
by ces
Sat Jul 21, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: TDP list for Intel chipsets
Replies: 48
Views: 123868

Re: TDP list for Intel chipsets

the forthcoming Haswell chipset may change this landscape:
viewtopic.php?p=562561#p562561
by ces
Sat Jul 21, 2012 2:50 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Multiple Hard drives all in one place yet not a raid system
Replies: 17
Views: 4607

Re: Multiple Hard drives all in one place yet not a raid sys

We'll probably never know for sure, but I'm betting we'd all laugh if we found out that the OP has well under a terabyte of files spread across those 14 disks that he was looking to keep running. I think he has indirectly indicated something to that effect. But so what. It is a real problem to him....
by ces
Sat Jul 21, 2012 2:32 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Multiple Hard drives all in one place yet not a raid system
Replies: 17
Views: 4607

Re: Multiple Hard drives all in one place yet not a raid sys

If you set them for a tight defrag, many of the more thorough ones seem to move a lot more files around than you would expect.
by ces
Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:58 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Multiple Hard drives all in one place yet not a raid system
Replies: 17
Views: 4607

Re: Multiple Hard drives all in one place yet not a raid sys

there is no risk . No more than there is in accessing ... and thus is riskier than raw copying. 1. Sounds like you may have some data loss incident in the past that has lead you to mistrust copying data. 2. Actually adding a write adds a bit more risk. But leaving data on a disk, and doing nothing ...
by ces
Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Multiple Hard drives all in one place yet not a raid system
Replies: 17
Views: 4607

Re: Multiple Hard drives all in one place yet not a raid sys

Spell them out and we'll see... All I've to go on is the word "mechanically" and the fact that some filesystems can be configured to update metadata on access. That's not an argument and I don't fancy guessing what may or may not be thinking. Huh? Please explain. I don't agree or disagree... I just...
by ces
Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:36 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommend a PSU/case/fan setup for my config
Replies: 17
Views: 3802

Re: Recommend a PSU/case/fan setup for my config

Dropping the big PSU for a PicoPSU will also mean you can use a smaller case. Correct me if I am wrong, but I don't think that is so with a Micro-ATX board. Pretty much any case that takes a Micro-ATX board is going to have room for either a traditional ATX or SFX PSU. I can think of only one expen...
by ces
Sat Jul 21, 2012 6:41 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommend a PSU/case/fan setup for my config
Replies: 17
Views: 3802

Re: Recommend a PSU/case/fan setup for my config

1. I like it alot. 2. I would top it off with either a Noctua NH-L12 dowdraft cpu cooler, with one or both of its stock PWM fans, or Prolimatech Samuel 17 cpu cooler with an undervolted Nexus fan 3. In a small case such as: LIAN LI V351 W 10.98; H 10.31; D 14.69; APEVIA X-QPACK II W 11.25; H 9.00; D...
by ces
Sat Jul 21, 2012 6:31 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire HD 7750 Ultimate (Passive) CPU Cooler Clearance
Replies: 5
Views: 2508

Re: Sapphire HD 7750 Ultimate (Passive) CPU Cooler Clearance

How about getting a fanned card and then adding an after market cooler... without the fans?
by ces
Sat Jul 21, 2012 6:21 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Modern HDDs and modern HDD-vibration dampening techniques
Replies: 15
Views: 5608

Re: Modern HDDs and modern HDD-vibration dampening technique

You know all these issues about size, heat and vibration disappear if you use 2.5 inch drives. They come in capacities of up to 1T now. There are ones specifically designed for streaming: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236221 Low power http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product....
by ces
Fri Jul 20, 2012 2:22 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Modern HDDs and modern HDD-vibration dampening techniques
Replies: 15
Views: 5608

Re: Modern HDDs and modern HDD-vibration dampening technique

I don't know if this has been proven, but if a drive already makes a lot of noise or vibrates much while suspended, it does seem logical to me that suspending a drive could exacerbate reliability problems. There a quite a few threads on this subject from years ago on this forum. Quoted from my thre...
by ces
Fri Jul 20, 2012 2:18 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Modern HDDs and modern HDD-vibration dampening techniques
Replies: 15
Views: 5608

Re: Modern HDDs and modern HDD-vibration dampening technique

bozar wrote:Suspension takes a lot of space to put it simple.
Take a look at the Noise Magic No Vibes III:
viewtopic.php?p=539359#p539359

I have one and it is a much more solid suspension system than the one on the Antec Solo. A bit pricey though.
by ces
Fri Jul 20, 2012 2:15 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Modern HDDs and modern HDD-vibration dampening techniques
Replies: 15
Views: 5608

Re: Modern HDDs and modern HDD-vibration dampening technique

Are modern vibration elimination techniques sufficient for low speed 5400 RPM drives? I've been clinging firmly to elastic suspension desperately for 6 years now but since it makes mounting difficult and may decrease HDD reliability I'm thinking about using stock solutions in my next computer if it...
by ces
Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:42 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Nofan cases - fanless
Replies: 16
Views: 7033

Re: Nofan cases - fanless

Frostytech has benchmark results for this cooler, but for some reason has not done a written review: http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=2662&page=5 Do a search on nofan, and you will see the results on the bottom of the page. This is for the smaller version of the heatsink. It looks...
by ces
Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:34 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Modern HDDs and modern HDD-vibration dampening techniques
Replies: 15
Views: 5608

Re: Modern HDDs and modern HDD-vibration dampening technique

bozar wrote:may decrease HDD reliability
What makes you say that?
by ces
Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:21 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Multiple fans on one motherboard fan header
Replies: 5
Views: 3095

Re: Multiple fans on one motherboard fan header

One odd thing I notice in the xbit article: They measure a Slip Stream 12M @1170 RPM at 14.2 CFM, while the Slip Stream PWM @1050 RPM pushes 19.1 CFM of air. If they're the same size and have the same blade design, how can that be? http://www.xbitlabs.com/images/coolers/120mm-fan-roundup-2/187_d36-...
by ces
Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:29 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: What I have Learned about Computer Performance from SPCR
Replies: 177
Views: 254799

Re: What I have Learned about Computer Performance from SPCR

A medley of Fan Tests SPCR 80x25mm Fan Round-Up #1 http://www.silentpcreview.com/article689-page1.html SPCR's Fan Round-Up #2: 120mm Fans http://www.silentpcreview.com/article695-page1.html SPCR's Fan Round-Up #3: 92mm Fans http://www.silentpcreview.com/article720-page1.html SPCR's Fan Roundup #4: ...
by ces
Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:19 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Multiple fans on one motherboard fan header
Replies: 5
Views: 3095

Re: Multiple fans on one motherboard fan header

Depends on how many watts they pull. I suspect your are probably safe as long as you keep the total wattage under 5 watts. Here is some test data that shows you how much it can vary from fan to fan: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/120mm-fan-roundup-2_15.html#sect0 http://www.xbitlab...
by ces
Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:58 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Micron Phase Change Memory for Mobile Devices Now Available
Replies: 5
Views: 1964

Re: Micron Phase Change Memory for Mobile Devices Now Availa

The chips themselves are, the SSD's and such like built from them are likely a year or more off. Companies that use the chips for storage and memory will have to build test devices first to evaluate performance, etc, before selling things to the public. Eve if it is a year out, more competition is ...