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by DG
Wed Aug 23, 2006 1:02 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What's the word on WD SE16 hdd drives? Are they reliable?
Replies: 10
Views: 3357

Next question so i don't open another thread:
Is this drive still considered the best in acoustics and low operating temp? I've read the recommended list.
by DG
Mon Aug 21, 2006 3:42 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What's the word on WD SE16 hdd drives? Are they reliable?
Replies: 10
Views: 3357

What's the word on WD SE16 hdd drives? Are they reliable?

I'm interstead in one of Western Digital's SE16 250GB drives, but i don't know how reliable are, compared to other hard disks... :?
by DG
Sat Aug 19, 2006 10:09 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Cheapest passively cooled micro ATX mobo + cpu combo
Replies: 7
Views: 3371

The pc will have 2 fans (one in the psu@6v and one at the exhaust @6v) in an Antec 2400 case...Or maybe use a Pico PSU, i don't know yet. The mobo, cpu, hdd, video will be cooled passively. Will play mostly flac files with kernel streaming enabled (maybe). Oh, and it must have usb 2.0 ports. If i ch...
by DG
Sat Aug 19, 2006 1:18 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Cheapest passively cooled micro ATX mobo + cpu combo
Replies: 7
Views: 3371

Cheapest passively cooled micro ATX mobo + cpu combo

What's the cheapest, low power micro atx and cpu setup? It doesn't matter if they are older and not in production anymore, maybe i can find them on the second hand market. I want to make a cheap, passively cooled media PC, just for music, so i don't need powerful cpu and video card...
by DG
Thu Aug 10, 2006 3:24 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive Geforce 7900GT (Aerocool VM-102, Scythe Ninja, P180)
Replies: 31
Views: 18590

I too managed to run a 7900GT passive with a vm102. And mine is upside down :D:
http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewtopic.php?t=32166
by DG
Mon Jun 26, 2006 2:13 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silverstone TJ06 modded for silence
Replies: 11
Views: 5336

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pliers :)

I used something like this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Side_cutters.JPG
But i'm sure other tools would work. You need to grab the end of the screw (it's not actualy a screw, but somethig else, i forgot it's name) and cut it.
by DG
Mon Jun 26, 2006 12:33 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silverstone TJ06 modded for silence
Replies: 11
Views: 5336

I managed to remove the screws with some cutting pliers. There are made of soft metal, so it isn't too hard..
by DG
Fri Jun 16, 2006 10:27 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silverstone TJ06 modded for silence
Replies: 11
Views: 5336

Silverstone TJ06 modded for silence

PC configuration: Sempron 2800+ 754 (with Scythe Ninja) Gigabyte K8NE Evga 7900GT CO (with Aerocool VM102) 1x Samsung P80 80GB (with Aerocool HB101) 1x dvd writer Sunbeam Rheobus fan controller (also modded) Antec NeoHE 430W Silverstone TJ06 2x Nexus and Yate Loon 120mm fans @800RPM First i've cut t...
by DG
Mon May 08, 2006 5:49 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommend a Silent Mouse and Keyboard?
Replies: 474
Views: 633953

Anyone tested or has the Sharkoon Luminous Mediaboard? http://www.caseking.de/shop/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=28_195&products_id=3776 I wonder how is the build quality compared to UltraX and also if the letters on the keys are laser printed or just painted over. If they are painted over, like on...
by DG
Mon Apr 03, 2006 4:04 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Why isn't the Aerocool VM-102 the heatsink of choice here?
Replies: 14
Views: 4101

IMO, it's because it's very hard to find it in US. I have one, but i wait for the 7900GTs to appear in stocks.
by DG
Wed Mar 29, 2006 2:56 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Dynamic over/underclocking a 7900GT???
Replies: 25
Views: 10198

Could you pls post some pics with your 7900gt and VM102? I'm planning the same configuration, and wonder how it looks like...:)
by DG
Wed Mar 29, 2006 2:56 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Dynamic over/underclocking a 7900GT???
Replies: 25
Views: 10198

double post, pls delete
by DG
Wed Feb 15, 2006 5:57 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Aerocool HB-101 Hard Drive passive cooler.
Replies: 8
Views: 2780

If you can stick it somehow on a rubber or something (mine is mounted with velkro), it's a great hdd cooler. I have a samsung p80 80gb hdd, placed on the bottom of the case, with little airflow from a fan at the back of the case. Without it: 27C With HB-101: 18C I'm very happy with it. Besides, it's...
by DG
Sat Jan 28, 2006 12:49 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec NeoHE "High-Efficiency"
Replies: 606
Views: 404928

I have bought an Antec Neo He 430W with s\n starting S0510. With a Gigabyte K8NE and a 7800GT, i have no problems. Very happy with it, great psu (when it works, lol).
by DG
Fri Jan 27, 2006 6:19 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7800GT and Aerocool vm 102?
Replies: 2
Views: 1378

7800GT and Aerocool vm 102?

I have a Leadtek 7800GT. Anyone tried to mount a Aerocool vm 102 or other passive heatsink on it? Could it work?
by DG
Wed Jan 18, 2006 1:03 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Planning to buy a Gigabyte K8NE...
Replies: 4
Views: 1392

Nevermind, i found the solution: http://www.thermalright.com/a_page/main ... n_k8bp.htm

But will the Ninja cooler fit? :roll:
by DG
Wed Jan 18, 2006 12:40 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Planning to buy a Gigabyte K8NE...
Replies: 4
Views: 1392

Can the backplate be removed? From the picture it seems that is held by some white plastic :shock: . I want to install a Ninja on it, but now i don't know what to think anymore...

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by DG
Wed Jan 18, 2006 3:41 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Planning to buy a Gigabyte K8NE...
Replies: 4
Views: 1392

Anyone?
by DG
Tue Jan 17, 2006 2:37 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Planning to buy a Gigabyte K8NE...
Replies: 4
Views: 1392

Planning to buy a Gigabyte K8NE...

http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/MotherBoard/Products/Products_Spec_GA-K8NE%20(Rev%202.x).htm (just copy-paste it) Gigabyte K8NE (754, pci-express). I plan to buy this motherboard, but i've red some time ago that many gigabyte motherboards have coil noise. Is this true, has anyone have this motherboard t...
by DG
Tue Jan 17, 2006 1:25 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Heatpipe NB coolers
Replies: 32
Views: 11860

What cooler is that? :shock:
by DG
Sat Jan 14, 2006 4:47 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: best fan controller
Replies: 16
Views: 5116

I recommend this one: http://www.jab-tech.com/Sunbeam-5-1-4-R ... -2530.html
It has full 0v-12v on each switch, at 0v it's off.
by DG
Wed Jan 11, 2006 1:59 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: HELP: I can't get rid off coil noise {buzz}!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 11899

Today i've tried a Leadtek 6800 GT and it buzzes just like before. :? :cry:
by DG
Tue Jan 10, 2006 1:59 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 6800 GT memory cooling
Replies: 1
Views: 822

6800 GT memory cooling

Can the 6800 GT memory chips be cooled safely by a pair of zalman heatsinks ( http://www.subzeropcs.com/images/heatsi ... ve_vga.gif )?
by DG
Sun Jan 08, 2006 11:11 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: HELP: I can't get rid off coil noise {buzz}!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 11899

UPDATE: i've replaced my video card with a friend's 6600GT card and the buzz is gone. Don't know what to think, was the buzz gone because the 6600gt consumes less power then the 6800?
by DG
Wed Jan 04, 2006 2:40 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Aerocool VM-102 performance and conclusions
Replies: 15
Views: 5698

I too would like to see some pics. :)
by DG
Tue Dec 27, 2005 1:44 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Optimal Case--Where to find it?
Replies: 13
Views: 3728

For me the perfect case is the Silverstone TJ06, if you mod it. Take out the hdd cage and plastic duct. Cover the front of the case with dampening material, make the rear fan as the intake fan, so it blows air into the case from the back. Then drill a 120mm hole just below the psu, so you can put th...
by DG
Sun Dec 11, 2005 1:08 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: HELP: I can't get rid off coil noise {buzz}!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 11899

I narrowed down the buzzing / screeching noise to the card by swapping components in and out of the motherboard. I have integrated graphics, and the noise was not present when the the gfx card was not connected. Seems you have the same problem as i. Did you tried swapping the video card with anothe...
by DG
Thu Dec 08, 2005 11:51 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: HELP: I can't get rid off coil noise {buzz}!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 11899

No, different case.
by DG
Thu Dec 08, 2005 3:55 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: HELP: I can't get rid off coil noise {buzz}!!!
Replies: 19
Views: 11899

Any fan control programs for that card ? With mine, I can use ATI Tools to lock the fan speed or ramp it depending on the cards temperature. Since yours only buzzes while gaming, it could be a specific rpm. Worth a look-see. I've heard of motherboard electrical components doing that to though. ddd ...