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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04, 2004 9:38 pm 
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How about a review on the Zalman Heatpipe HDD Cooler 2M-2HC1? This unit is supposed to reduce HDD vibration and noise while keeping the temperature in check and installed in a 5.25" bay.


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How about reviewing the Thermaltake Lanfire VM2000 case? It has 4 fans, 2 90mm and 2 80mm, each with 21db (apparently), which seems like it would add up to 27db, which seems fairly quiet. No site I've seen seems to seriously review the sound levels of this case, more like an afterthought.


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GMC Neo Classic (or StarTech version)
Silentmaxx HD-Dammung
Silentmaxx proSilence 420
Silentmaxx ST-P1 or Zalman TNN500A
Something Pentium-Mish
Also, as a joke: loudest HDD review


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How about a ducting review? I'd like to see a serious ducting review. :roll:


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GMC Neo Classic (AKA StarTech SilentATX)

Nothing is stopping me from buying it except the fact that it is not reviewed on SPCR.


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More HD's. I'd like to see the Hitachi 7K250, and new Raptor tested. I know they are no Samsung or Seagate, but maybe with suspension and enclosure they could be almost as quiet.

I'd also like to see a shoot out between the Artic VGA cooler, and that newer Zalman Heatpipe the ZM80C-HP.

I'd also like to see a review on how to build the quietest PC from stock parts. All parts that are readily available to everyone. Along with 3 different levels of quiet based on price. i.e. Basic, Intermediate, and Maximum, or whatever.
Also I guess it would be ideal to include some modding tips to squeeze the most out of each rig, but ones that are optional for those faint of heart.
I found that when I was new to this site, there was so much great info, but it was all over the place, and remember thinking that it would be great if there were some basic example to build off of.


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I would simply LOVE a review of the newly released HUSH ATX system: A completely passively cooled, low profile P4-based system. Something kick-ass for the living room 8)

So far, all I have been able to find is at http://www.hardwareluxx.de/cgi-bin/ubb/ ... 8&t=000051 but since my German is a bit rusty... :cry:

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 Post subject: CoolMax Taurus CX Series Silent Power Supply
PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2004 9:59 pm 
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I'd like to see this reviewed, my friend has it and says it's quiet. He bought it for the high 5v current.

http://www.coolmaxusa.com/product/produ ... st_04.html

CoolMax Taurus CX Series Silent Power Supply. It has a 120mm fan, open back grill style, SATA power, a fan switch with Auto, Low and Medium. active PFC.


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How about a Tagan PSU?


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I would like more reviews of fan controllers like the new enermax one i considered buying. Theres like 10 controllers out there and youuve only reveiewed 3. At the least i would like to have a list of which fan controllers are VR and which are PWM.


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Have you review the new nexus cpu HS? the one that works upto 3200+?

I already bought it i just want to know how well its ranked.


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I'd like to see more cases reviewed but I'm biased toward cases. I have a hard time accepting that the Evercase ECE4252 is still the top dog. There just doesn't appear to be anything special about this case. I don't see why it's all that different than a bunch of other cases with 80mm intake and exhaust. Specifically I'd like to see reviews on the Antec 660, 630, and 635. These mid sized cases are a good comprimise in the size department.

I'd also like to see more video card reviews and/or the passive cooling solutions for video cards. You could say there ins't much to be said about a card that has zero fans but how about something like finding the most powerful passively cooled video card out there?

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Could you please review more 120mm PSUs, specifically the Q-technology 350W 120mm PSU! as I can't find any reviews of it anywhere!!!!!!

Please help!

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PretzelB: passively cooled Graphics cards


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The new Evercase ECE4802 - it's their new aluminum case I saw at Newegg.

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MikeC wrote:
A rating of 19 dBA for a 70mm fan spinning at 2400 rpm seems highly optimistic. As you might know from even just skimming these forums, our reference quiet fan, the Panaflo 80L is rated for 1900 rpm at 21 dBA. It's hard to imagine how this HS could have a fan spin 500 rpm faster, be jammed up against the fins, yet be a couple dBA quieter...

Actually Mike, I think 19dB is quite possible for a 70mm fan spinning at that speed. Don't forget that FOR A GIVEN ROTATION SPEED, a smaller fan will be quieter than a bigger one. Case in point: The Papst 4412F/2GL 120mm fan spins at only 1600 RPM, but is 26dB--louder than your Panaflo, even though it is spinning about 300 RPM slower. :wink: As we all know however, the reason to use bigger fans is NOT because they are quieter at a given rotational speed, but because they have a higher flow-to-noise ratio. I just ordered a Nexus AXP-3200--that's why I noticed this. :wink:


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 Post subject: 120 mm fan review?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2004 3:19 pm 
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Would it be possible for MikeC to do a review of 120 mm fans? I've read
the various reviews posted by other people on SPCR and they vary so
much in methodology and fans tested its hard to draw a conclusion as to
the quietness and cooling of the fans. The Panaflo seems to be the
consensus choice for 80 mm fans but there doesnt seem to be one for
120 mm fans. I'd like to see a comparative review of the Evercool, Pabst,
Acoustifan, Panaflo, Enermax, Nexus, NMB, and other 120 mm fans mentioned
on this board. It would be nice to see a consenses reached for the 120 mm
fans so I and others would know which ones to buy.


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Speeze FalconRock heatsink for Athlon XP. For a cheap ($9) heatsink and fan, this is a nice heatsink with a smooth running metal fan housing (plastic blades). I have three of these, along with three Arctic Cooling Copper Silent which I use in my Folding farm. I think the Speeze deserves to be listed alongside the AC's for quiet on the cheap.

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JVM wrote:
How about a review on the Zalman Heatpipe HDD Cooler 2M-2HC1? This unit is supposed to reduce HDD vibration and noise while keeping the temperature in check and installed in a 5.25" bay.


Yeah i would like to see that review too as well as the 420W fanless psu.

Also a fan roundup - especially interested in 120mm fans.

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Maybe MIKEC should set up 3 polls so we can vote on our first second, and third place review products.


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JVM wrote:
How about a review on the Zalman Heatpipe HDD Cooler 2M-2HC1? This unit is supposed to reduce HDD vibration and noise while keeping the temperature in check and installed in a 5.25" bay.

HDD sticky

pcsilencieux.com's review


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Trip wrote:
JVM wrote:
How about a review on the Zalman Heatpipe HDD Cooler 2M-2HC1? This unit is supposed to reduce HDD vibration and noise while keeping the temperature in check and installed in a 5.25" bay.

HDD sticky

pcsilencieux.com's review


nothing compaires to a silentpcreview... review

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I thought Kostik did a pretty good job with his review... Think he needs to write it up in English for SPCR? (Google doesn't translate too well, heh, esp. for PSUs)


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Trip wrote:
I thought Kostik did a pretty good job with his review... Think he needs to write it up in English for SPCR? (Google doesn't translate too well, heh, esp. for PSUs)

Kostik did an excellent review, and that comes through clearly -- even with the Google translation. 8)

But I've extended an open invitation for Kostik to submit articles for publication here. Maybe I should remind him.

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The Zalman review translates pretty well. The Seasonic SS 460W translated review starts off a little odd though :lol:

For me, testing the difference between a suspended HDD and a suspended HDD in Zalman was exactly what I wanted to see! The only thing better would be a larger review of more enclosures and silencing attempts to compare at once or at least a review of a suspended enclosure to see if enclosures can actually create more noise (when suspended) like the Zalman did. If enslosures suspend well, then a comparison of them may be in order or a review of an enclosed, suspended Raptor :twisted:


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What is the most quiet food!? Certainly not BEANS. Probably something similar to tofu but with less "output".

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Review suggestion threeway heatpipe round up:

Aero Cool HT-101 High Tower
http://www.aerocool.com.tw/aerocool-fil ... /ht101.htm

Thermaltake cl-p0025 SilentTower
http://www.thermaltake.com/coolers/cl-p ... tTower.htm

Cooler Master KHC-V81 Hyper 6
http://www.coolermaster.com.br/index.ph ... BHyper%206

Aero Cool HT-101 has already been tested as remarkably silent (with low speed fans) and highly efficient, besting even SP-97 and CNPS7000Cu (with high speed fans).

Any chance?


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Also, DP-102 looks good. It is rotatable!

Silvervarg is experimenting with one.

Thermaltake's Tower112 is a larger version of the HT-101. The Tower112 is the copper version of the 640g Silent Tower - add 2 fans and it may well top the 914g 6500A-Cu :shock:


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