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by Ozkar
Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:26 am
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: How much increase can I expect on my electric bill?
Replies: 16
Views: 10642

How much increase can I expect on my electric bill?

If I started F@H today, how much should I expect to pay every month on my electric bill?

Right now I'm paying about $100 a month. I leave the computer on 24/7 but it goes to standby when I'm not using it.

I know that it really depends on many factors, but I'm looking for a ballpark figure.
by Ozkar
Sun Jan 16, 2011 10:50 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cutting the p183 back fan grill: worth the effort?
Replies: 9
Views: 2008

Re: Cutting the p183 back fan grill: worth the effort?

frenchie wrote:I wouldn t bother cutting out the existing fan grills just to replace them with wire grills...
Even though the wire grills are way less restrictive?
by Ozkar
Sun Jan 16, 2011 6:13 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Cutting the p183 back fan grill: worth the effort?
Replies: 9
Views: 2008

Cutting the p183 back fan grill: worth the effort?

Is it a good idea to cut the semi-restrictive fan grill on the back of the p183 and replace it with a 120mm wire grill? In theory this would help with airflow...
by Ozkar
Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:34 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What is your first step when silencing 7200RPM HDDs?
Replies: 8
Views: 2480

Re: What is your first step when silencing 7200RPM HDDs?

I remember that one of the experts here used to buy this rubbery material and cut it in strips. Then he placed the hard drive on two of those strips. Very elegant method. I used a raptor HD for about 6 years using this method and it worked wonderfully. I wonder if people still do that. I still have ...
by Ozkar
Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:50 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU Recommendation for decent Sandybridge PC
Replies: 7
Views: 1405

Re: PSU Recommendation for decent Sandybridge PC

Given the degree of control in the Asus BIOS for PWM fans, you might want to consider the Scythe SY1225SL12LM-P as a potential alternative to the Nexus. It costs around $11 - see the SPCR review of the Mugen 2 for its acoustic performance http://www.silentpcreview.com/article961-page5.html - virtua...
by Ozkar
Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:54 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU Recommendation for decent Sandybridge PC
Replies: 7
Views: 1405

Re: PSU Recommendation for decent Sandybridge PC

You don't mention a CPU cooler - the stock cooler is not likely to be quiet enough. The Scythe Mugen 2 with its PWM fan is worth considering, as it would work well with the Asus BIOS fan controls. As to PSU, the Seasonic X-400 fanless would be a fairly obvious choce. Oh yeah..I forgot to mention th...
by Ozkar
Thu Jan 13, 2011 7:16 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PSU Recommendation for decent Sandybridge PC
Replies: 7
Views: 1405

PSU Recommendation for decent Sandybridge PC

I'm building a system with the following parts: Core i7 2600k Processor (will be overclocked) Asus p8p67 motherboard 8GB DDR3 1600 1.5v Ram Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB (I hope I can quiet this thing down) 128GB SSD drive (waiting for the C400 to be released) Gigabyte 5770 Fanless Video card Blu...
by Ozkar
Thu Jan 13, 2011 6:39 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: I'm looking for a quiet Bluray burner
Replies: 2
Views: 1667

I'm looking for a quiet Bluray burner

I noticed that Newegg has a Lite-on bluray burner for $112. This drive has: "ABS system reduces vibration and noise ensuring swift operation during data transfer." I was about to buy a LG Bluray Burner for $80, but I wanted to see if any of you have any experience with the Lite-on drive with ABS sys...
by Ozkar
Wed Jan 12, 2011 12:16 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P-183 discontinued... replacement P-183 V3?
Replies: 30
Views: 8548

Re: P-183 discontinued... replacement P-183 V3?

whispercat wrote:
sub wrote:i'am afraid they only made small changes
...such as?
Version 3 now has USB 3.0 and CPU cutout:

http://www.antec.com/pdf/flyers/P183_V3_EN_flyer.pdf
by Ozkar
Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:27 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fanless video card vs. Quiet video card
Replies: 12
Views: 4384

Fanless video card vs. Quiet video card

I'm not sure what would be better when it comes to building a quiet pc: -A fanless video card: no noise, but the heat stays in the case, making other fans run louder. -A video card with a fan, which would push the hot air out of the case: this is louder because of the fan, but the hot air leaves the...
by Ozkar
Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:30 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Dilema Sapphire HD 6850 vs. MSI GTX 460 Hawk
Replies: 10
Views: 4796

Re: Dilema Sapphire HD 6850 vs. MSI GTX 460 Hawk

I was looking for the Sapphire HD 6850 and found two options at newegg.com:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductLi ... &x=24&y=29

Which is the best one (the silent one)?
by Ozkar
Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:30 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What's the best thermal paste available today?
Replies: 8
Views: 3125

What's the best thermal paste available today?

I have some Arctic Silver thermal paste from a few years ago, but right now there might be better options out there. What would you recommend?
by Ozkar
Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:13 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What's the best current CPU heatsink if money is no problem?
Replies: 16
Views: 5024

Re: What's the best current CPU heatsink if money is no prob

OK, I found the Thermalright Ultra 120 at Amazon . It says that it comes with the bracket for socket 1156 (which should be good for the 1155 I'll be using). I also have some 12cm Nexus fans that I could use with it. The Thermalrigh HR-02 also looks very good, but I wonder if it will fit on an Antec ...
by Ozkar
Mon Jan 10, 2011 7:47 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What's the best current CPU heatsink if money is no problem?
Replies: 16
Views: 5024

Re: What's the best current CPU heatsink if money is no prob

I will use the Antec p183 case. I'm just waiting for it to become available again.
by Ozkar
Mon Jan 10, 2011 5:14 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: I need a new video card.
Replies: 5
Views: 928

Re: I need a new video card.

dhanson865 wrote:
Gigabyte makes a 5770 fanless that is about $170 but beware it doesn't fit in all cases that the smaller cards fit in.
This sounds like an excellent option. I'll look into it. My case will be an Antec P183.
by Ozkar
Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:49 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What's the best current CPU heatsink if money is no problem?
Replies: 16
Views: 5024

What's the best current CPU heatsink if money is no problem?

I'm looking for a high quality cpu heatsink for a Sandybridge processor. I know many people recommend the Coolermaster Hyper 212 because it's cheap, but what if money was no problem. Which heatsink would be better? I looked at the recommended heatsinks articles, but some of the heatsinks that rank t...
by Ozkar
Sun Jan 09, 2011 6:13 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: I need a new video card.
Replies: 5
Views: 928

Re: I need a new video card.

I forgot to mention that I'm willing to spend up to $200 for the card. I don't want to waste money on power I'll never use, but I also don't want to buy something that will struggle to keep up with my needs...
by Ozkar
Sun Jan 09, 2011 10:58 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: I need a new video card.
Replies: 5
Views: 928

I need a new video card.

I'm building a system with a Sandybridge 2600k processor and the p67 chipset (no integrated graphics). I need a good video card to go with this sytem. I am not a gamer, although I will probably play at most 1 game over the next 3 years. I do want a good quality video card for excellent video playbac...
by Ozkar
Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:02 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Any good heatsinks/fans for the new Sandybridge processors?
Replies: 1
Views: 991

Any good heatsinks/fans for the new Sandybridge processors?

What are the options that will be available when the processors are released next week?
by Ozkar
Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:02 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P-183 discontinued... replacement P-183 V3?
Replies: 30
Views: 8548

Re: P-183 discontinued... replacement P-183 V3?

Anyone can confirm that the new version will be available this week?
by Ozkar
Thu Dec 30, 2010 9:58 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Good quality case for performance computer.
Replies: 4
Views: 933

Re: Good quality case for performance computer.

speedkar9 wrote:Antec Solo or P183
I like the P183. If nobody else recommends anything else, I will buy the P183. It looks very nice, plus I've alway trusted Antec. They make good quality cases.
by Ozkar
Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:04 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Good quality case for performance computer.
Replies: 4
Views: 933

Good quality case for performance computer.

I'm planning to build a fast Sandybridge system soon. I want it to be very quiet. I'm not a gamer, so I won't be running any fancy graphics cards. I want a case that can be considered very silent. I like simplicity and elegance, not flashy lights or clear windows. What are my options? BTW, I can't b...
by Ozkar
Thu Jul 29, 2010 5:05 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Need some advice about choosing a motherboard
Replies: 6
Views: 3498

Need some advice about choosing a motherboard

I desperately need a new computer. I've decided that I'm going to get a good motherboard and a fast 45nm core i7 processor to build a pc. My question is: in a few months, the price of 32nm processors will go down. Therefore, I would like to get a 45nm processor now and exchange it for a 32nm process...
by Ozkar
Wed Jul 02, 2008 5:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1651956

Guns 'n' Roses - Patiente

A Flock of Seagulls - I Ran
by Ozkar
Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:16 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Homemade usb fan to cool game consoles...
Replies: 9
Views: 2750

So if I get a universal adapter, I can choose 12V for the fan. What about current? What should I look for? I'm not an expert with electronics. I'm worried that I will cause a fire....
by Ozkar
Fri Jun 27, 2008 10:11 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Homemade usb fan to cool game consoles...
Replies: 9
Views: 2750

A better solution is to use a cheap universal power adapter. These have a switch that lets you adjust the voltage between 3v and 12v. Thus, you can control airflow vs noise. It's also really easy to connect up the power, because the tip had a couple holes you just put wires into. So If I use one of...
by Ozkar
Thu Jun 26, 2008 4:06 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Homemade usb fan to cool game consoles...
Replies: 9
Views: 2750

Homemade usb fan to cool game consoles...

I'm thinking of making a usb fan to cool down the cabinet where I keep an XBOX 360, PS3, and cable box. The cabinet gets super hot and there is no ventilation. One time the XBOX actually overheated and the game crashed. So I think I can make a usb fan by taking a regular 120mm fan (or a smaller one)...
by Ozkar
Wed Mar 26, 2008 5:04 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Solid State Fan, Ionic Cooling Hits The Big Time!
Replies: 24
Views: 10953

There is a video of the thing here:

http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_videos.jsp ... a_id=62124
by Ozkar
Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:21 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1651956

Atari Teenage Riot - Delete Yourself
by Ozkar
Sun Dec 30, 2007 11:44 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1651956

Some chick singing some song I've never heard before.