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by DG
Sun Jul 06, 2008 9:03 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe 120x12mm, coming soon.
Replies: 2
Views: 1660

Anyone tried one? How silent are they, compared to the best 120 fans?
by DG
Tue Apr 29, 2008 5:13 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Nice quiet card: Palit 8800GT. Coil Whine. * FIXED IT *
Replies: 20
Views: 10922

Re: Not coil, it's a Buzzer.

In another forum, I commented that this was a stupid design, more like a piezo buzzer, than a coil, then someone else pointed out the obvious: It is a piezo buzzer! Loading must be causing a voltage ripple being picked up by the buzzer circuit, stuffing it with foam solves the noise problem, but I ...
by DG
Wed Mar 12, 2008 10:53 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD6400AAKS released
Replies: 89
Views: 64686

Any review with good sound measurements?
by DG
Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:09 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Kaze Master: First Impressions [linked to big images]
Replies: 12
Views: 11052

It's a VFD panel, so it has very wide viewing angles. So you will see it from above with no problems.
by DG
Wed Feb 20, 2008 3:42 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe Kaze Master: First Impressions [linked to big images]
Replies: 12
Views: 11052

Can the knobs be removed? I wanna do some mod on them, trying to make them shorter...
by DG
Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:24 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Single-fan bottom intake uATX concept
Replies: 15
Views: 8473

I think you mean with the mobo mounted on the left side of the case, not the RIGHT side (this is also a joke about driving in the UK). Yes. :) Anyway, ths S1 it's not good for this setup, that's why the TR HR03 is better. The pci card wouldn't need any cooling (sound card, tv tuner, etc), but the s...
by DG
Mon Feb 18, 2008 5:46 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Single-fan bottom intake uATX concept
Replies: 15
Views: 8473

Errr, i don't get it. :( Why the IO shield would be facing the front of the case? :?: Look at some cases with an upside down mobo, the best example would be the Lian Li A05. Anyway, i don't think any of this setups would work with a 8800GT card, because of the heat. The 120 fan would not be efficien...
by DG
Mon Feb 18, 2008 5:27 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Single-fan bottom intake uATX concept
Replies: 15
Views: 8473

How about putting the mobo upside down? This way the cpu wouldn't get the gpu's heat, but the other way around. Consider that the cpu's heat is much lower than the gpu (8800gt). You could say that now all the heat of the system will heat up the gpu, but keep in mind that the 120mm fan will suck out ...
by DG
Sat Feb 16, 2008 2:26 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Mini Ninja review
Replies: 64
Views: 51601

I'm interested in a Ninja vs Ninja Mini test, both with a 120mm fan @1000 rpm, at 5-10cm distance, pushing air into the Ninjas. I'm very curious by how much the Mini Ninja is behind the big Ninja, in such a setup. Anyone has any ideas?
by DG
Sat Feb 16, 2008 12:55 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silencing your scroll mouse.
Replies: 38
Views: 86599

The thing is not all scroll wheels are the same, so you might improvise, depending on the mouse model.
by DG
Sat Feb 16, 2008 12:23 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Single-fan bottom intake uATX concept
Replies: 15
Views: 8473

I think you could seal it, so no dust can enter. That's not the issue though, the real issue is that you can't have a power hungry system, especially a hot video card (8800gt?), because the heat will rise up (psu->gpu->cpu), so it's not good. :( But for a htpc system, it should work ok. :)
by DG
Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:57 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: New Scythe fan controller available now.
Replies: 20
Views: 6837

Any review for this?
by DG
Thu Feb 07, 2008 7:09 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: New Scythe fan controller available now.
Replies: 20
Views: 6837

It's not pwn, here you can see the mosfets, identical to the akasa rheobus 3.5" controller: http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/7172 ... 863ji9.jpg
by DG
Mon Jan 21, 2008 6:07 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Noctua NF-P12 ... vs ten other fans. Done.
Replies: 71
Views: 60504

How's the noise of the noctua and scythe slipstream, compared to a nexus fan, at the same rpm?
by DG
Sat Jan 19, 2008 3:33 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Noctua NF-P12 ... vs ten other fans. Done.
Replies: 71
Views: 60504

Good luck with the new test, very informative test. :)
by DG
Fri Jan 18, 2008 7:25 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800GT xbitlab power consumption figures published
Replies: 5
Views: 3083

And for the new GTS? Anyone knows?
by DG
Thu Jan 17, 2008 9:12 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Mounting Harddrives at odd angles
Replies: 133
Views: 265305

Any problem if i mount the drive vertically, with the connectors facing down? Like this: http://img108.imageshack.us/img108/2164/hdddddkd9.jpg

I've read this thread, and the answer seems to be that it's safe, but i wanna know for sure from someone. :)
by DG
Fri Dec 28, 2007 5:42 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: How can i get (buy) a SPCR logo? :D
Replies: 1
Views: 1605

How can i get (buy) a SPCR logo? :D

Like this one: http://www.silentpcreview.com/files/ima ... s/spcr.jpg

I want to place it on my custom pc case. :oops:
by DG
Mon Dec 17, 2007 10:55 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F1 series hard drives w/1TB model
Replies: 394
Views: 304351

Are they still vibrating like hell? The 300LJ i have is very bad, from this point of view. I don't like Samsung anymore, i think i will get a WD Green Power instead. :roll:
by DG
Tue Nov 27, 2007 1:25 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How common is the "buzzing coil issue" on Seasonic
Replies: 27
Views: 14420

I had 2 Seasonic psus in the past, one 400w and one s12. Both had coil noise. I bought a Antec Neo 430HE, and is dead silent.

This is only my experience, so take it with a grain of salt.
by DG
Sat Jul 21, 2007 4:27 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7900GT and 8600GTS cooler compatibility?
Replies: 4
Views: 2132

Because i can get only eVGA ones, my 7900GT was also an eVGA and it died and the shop i bought from doesn't have 7900GT, so it replaces mine with a 8600GTS, also eVGA.
by DG
Sat Jul 21, 2007 4:06 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7900GT and 8600GTS cooler compatibility?
Replies: 4
Views: 2132

Anyone?

In case it doesn't fit, what cooler should i use for 8600gts?
by DG
Thu Jul 19, 2007 8:14 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7900GT and 8600GTS cooler compatibility?
Replies: 4
Views: 2132

7900GT and 8600GTS cooler compatibility?

I plan to use my Aerocool VM 102 cooler, from my dead 7900gt, on a 8600GTS. Is it compatible?

Aerocool vm102: http://www.aerocool.com.tw/p-cooler/vm-102/vm102.htm
by DG
Sun Jun 10, 2007 8:30 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian Li A05B Review
Replies: 33
Views: 48952

It's rivited.
by DG
Sun May 13, 2007 2:53 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Cold Cathode Lighting - noise?
Replies: 12
Views: 3161

So, no noise but heat. :( Seems no ccfl for me, i'll use leds instead.
by DG
Sun May 13, 2007 11:29 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Cold Cathode Lighting - noise?
Replies: 12
Views: 3161

bonestonne wrote:well, mine doesn't make any noise, however it makes for a nice turkey roaster, keeping everything warm...they're pretty hot if left on long enough, just watch out for that.
The inverter or the light tube? And if they get hot, why are they called "Cold cathode lights"?
by DG
Sun May 13, 2007 7:15 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Cold Cathode Lighting - noise?
Replies: 12
Views: 3161

Can the inverter be noise isolated in box or something?
by DG
Sun May 13, 2007 6:42 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Cold Cathode Lighting - noise?
Replies: 12
Views: 3161

I'll put them in a very quiet pc (2 120mm nexus fans @ 800rpm), that's why i'm asking.
by DG
Sun May 13, 2007 5:30 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Cold Cathode Lighting - noise?
Replies: 12
Views: 3161

Cold Cathode Lighting - noise?

I'm thinking buying some cold cathode kits for my pc. Do these kits make any noise? I see they have an inverter, does it makes any noise?
by DG
Wed Mar 28, 2007 2:45 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Looking for smallest Full ATX case
Replies: 41
Views: 39159

Lian Li A05. The one and only. :D