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by mrochester
Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:36 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How much will a 300w power supply run?
Replies: 284
Views: 601530

Re: How much will a 300w power supply run?

What power supply are you currently using? Based on it's efficiency, to figure the power used by the system, you need to take a percentage of the power used at the wall plug -- probably, it is in the 75-80% range, so it is using 161-172 watts. That leaves ~128-139 watts additional to the current se...
by mrochester
Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:36 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: How much will a 300w power supply run?
Replies: 284
Views: 601530

Re: How much will a 300w power supply run?

What do people think as far as running the following from a 300watt Silverstone ST30NF? Core 2 Duo E8200 (stock) 4GB DDR3 1 x HDD 1 x SSD Radeon 5850 1GB. My Silverstone currently powers everything as above, except instead of the Radeon 5850, I have a GeForce 8800GT 512mb. With a watt meter, this pu...
by mrochester
Fri Apr 04, 2008 5:56 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Anyone know a "silent" PSU that is silent?
Replies: 15
Views: 5074

williamn6133 wrote:Hmm, I am interested in this model. To anyone running a Silverstone Fanless PSU can you be so good as to share what other components + fans you have?
My ST30NF powers...

Core 2 Duo E8200
Asus P35 motherboard
4GB DDR3 RAM
8800GT 512mb
500GB Samsung HDD
Xfi
DVD-RW.
by mrochester
Sat Aug 05, 2006 3:28 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: New nVidia minimalist chipset
Replies: 18
Views: 8774

Personally I think that the very low end chipset with no graphics card slot will only be available OEM.
by mrochester
Sat Aug 05, 2006 3:25 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Noise: Seagate 80GB vs Seagate 160GB? Difference?
Replies: 1
Views: 1181

Re: Noise: Seagate 80GB vs Seagate 160GB? Difference?

For the latest 7200.9 models, Is there a noise difference between the 80GB and the 160GB, since they're both one platter models from what I've read? Also would one have better performance than the other? (Considering they're both one platter, simply one is double sided, I'd assume equal.) Thanks in...
by mrochester
Sat Aug 05, 2006 3:23 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: conroe E6400 rig - need some advice
Replies: 10
Views: 3191

Hi there, it's not image quality that's different, it's performance. The X1900XT is a faster card than the 7900GT.
by mrochester
Tue Jan 10, 2006 12:38 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Nexus Real Silent case fan vs. Yate Loon D12SL-12
Replies: 22
Views: 9077

Does anyone know where Yate Loon fans be can bought from in the UK? I've checked all 20 or so online suppliers in my favourites list and none stock any Yate Loon fans. Thanks!
by mrochester
Thu Nov 24, 2005 4:21 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent X2 3800+ w/ Windows x64
Replies: 11
Views: 5594

That's a pity... I'll be using that motherboard to build a dual-core system with a 3800+ for a friend and I was hoping to lower the voltage the same as I had done on my Asus ASN-SLI Premium.
by mrochester
Thu Nov 24, 2005 2:56 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent X2 3800+ w/ Windows x64
Replies: 11
Views: 5594

My x2 3800+ is cooled with a zalman 7000b-alcu running at 1650rpm, so it's almost 5v. Idle temp is 48c
Have you tried undervolting your processor? My 3800+ runs at stock speed with a permanent 1.1volts.
by mrochester
Wed Nov 16, 2005 3:12 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Centurion 5 Quiet system
Replies: 20
Views: 11625

It seems like an awful lot of fans for a low power setup. You can easily cool all this with just 1 fan.
by mrochester
Wed Nov 16, 2005 3:10 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My concorde
Replies: 7
Views: 3804

You could easily cool this entire setup with just the Nexus fan 8)
by mrochester
Mon Oct 17, 2005 1:56 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Unusually quiet Seagate 7200.7 made-in-China 80G HDD
Replies: 45
Views: 37744

er. isn't that the surface scan that these Seagates automatically do after a minute or two of idle? there's other threads on it here, I recall some people saying it went away after a couple months, don't remember if you can simply turn it off somehow. anyways, not what I'm here for Yes that is it, ...
by mrochester
Fri Sep 30, 2005 6:14 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Nexus Real Silent case fan vs. Yate Loon D12SL-12
Replies: 22
Views: 9077

My Nexus 120mm starts just fine at 5volts, which is around 420rpm.
by mrochester
Wed Sep 21, 2005 1:09 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervolting Experiences with Athlon64 X2
Replies: 17
Views: 6814

A friend tried lowering the voltage on his Venice 3000+ last night and that refused to go any lower than 1.1volts. He was using CrystalCPUID to do it.
by mrochester
Wed Sep 21, 2005 1:08 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: A fine-tuned SLK3000B (photos and instructions)
Replies: 25
Views: 26915

BTW, my room is carpetted too. I guess the only way to convince you that my PC is quiet is to invite you to my room and sit where I sit. =) Very much so I guess. I do have particularly sharp hearing, and I have been used to a system with only 1 fan for a while now, so I guess if I changed it, it wo...
by mrochester
Tue Sep 20, 2005 6:07 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: A fine-tuned SLK3000B (photos and instructions)
Replies: 25
Views: 26915

If you take the time to read people's posts here carefully, you will learn a lot more than just by simply skimming. I didn't skim read, my point is that a computer with so many fans can definitely still be heard, especially when my 1 Nexus fan at 12volts can be heard (but which normally runs at 5vo...
by mrochester
Tue Sep 20, 2005 3:13 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: A fine-tuned SLK3000B (photos and instructions)
Replies: 25
Views: 26915

No offence meant, but I can't for a minute believe that from one metre away you can't hear anything. My PC has one 120mm Nexus and when that's at 12volts (1000rpm), I can definitely hear it, nevermind the 5 fans you are running! My computer is also about a metre away.
by mrochester
Tue Sep 20, 2005 10:59 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: NEW Thermalright TOWER CPU HS, the HR-01
Replies: 32
Views: 7872

The Ninja certainly looks like it has a larger surface area so is probably the better cooler.
by mrochester
Tue Sep 20, 2005 10:58 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Another rubbish review from T*ms
Replies: 16
Views: 7689

This isn't a case review, it's a DIY report of an upgrade. Yes, the "reviewer" seemed to have a difficult time with the case, but he doesn't intend to review it — he's just reporting his exeperiences. Save your criticism for when they actually review the case. He's a bit of a dumb-ass system builde...
by mrochester
Mon Sep 19, 2005 1:33 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Quiet PSU - which one
Replies: 12
Views: 3142

I run an X2 3800+, Radeon X800XL, 1 gig of RAM and 2 hard disks from my fanless 300watt Silverstone. The system is rock solid stable, even under considerable load, and has been since November last year when I got the power supply. My system is on for a good 12-16 hours everyday.
by mrochester
Sun Sep 18, 2005 3:30 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Unusually quiet Seagate 7200.7 made-in-China 80G HDD
Replies: 45
Views: 37744

Really? If someone could tell me how to get rid of it, I'd love to know!
by mrochester
Sun Sep 18, 2005 12:07 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Advantage to using laptop optical in desktop?
Replies: 6
Views: 1967

They have lower maximum rotational speeds. Although it's not a noise that is made during operation, laptop optical drives don't have a motor to eject the drawer, they just pop out and you have to fully open it yourself and push it shut yourself.
by mrochester
Sun Sep 18, 2005 12:05 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Software to stop windows accessing HDDs? (unncessarily!)
Replies: 6
Views: 3139

I'd love to know if such a thing exists. The momentary pause as the drive spins up is annoying too, even though you are not trying to access it! I too can do all the things you mention (can sometimes browse through my storage drive without it spinning up). I can also sometimes play a few MP3s withou...
by mrochester
Sun Sep 18, 2005 11:52 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Unusually quiet Seagate 7200.7 made-in-China 80G HDD
Replies: 45
Views: 37744

How have people managed to get rid of the 'chattering' you get with Seagate drives? My PATA 7200.7 starts making a seek type noise when it's been idle for while. In my books, this makes it totally unacceptable for a quietPC.
by mrochester
Fri Sep 16, 2005 12:57 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Quiet PSU - which one
Replies: 12
Views: 3142

ATX 1.3 power supplies can and do have SATA connectors. I'd recommend a fanless PSU for that setup - either the 300watt Silverstone or the Antec Phantom 350.
by mrochester
Thu Sep 15, 2005 9:12 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: One-fan Turion64 (v2.0)
Replies: 18
Views: 6797

mrochester, doesn't your power supply have a fan as well? Also note that his fan runs at 5V.
No, it's a fanless Silverstone. And my Nexus runs at 5volts only until the processor hits 60º, which it hardly ever does.
by mrochester
Thu Sep 15, 2005 2:56 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: One-fan Turion64 (v2.0)
Replies: 18
Views: 6797

That's a cool looking system.... but I have an X2 3800+, Radeon X800XL and Asus A8N-SLI Premium cooled by the same 1 fan too. You could pack in hardware that is vastly more powerful and still have the same level of noise.
by mrochester
Mon Sep 12, 2005 1:37 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180 Motherboard / PSU compatibility List
Replies: 104
Views: 66070

Asus A8N-SLI Premium and Silverstone Fanless 300watt PSU work perfectly too.
by mrochester
Mon Sep 12, 2005 1:06 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Undervolting Experiences with Athlon64 X2
Replies: 17
Views: 6814

Hi, I can run my X2 3800 1.1v at 2.0Ghz prime95 24h stable, below 1.1v prime95 failed.
What motherboard are you using to be able to set the voltage lower than 1.1?
by mrochester
Sun Sep 11, 2005 12:15 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: how hot is too hot?
Replies: 6
Views: 2288

I would say too hot is before that, at the level which shortens the life of your components. This is really a moot point though, as the average life of the components running very hot is still far longer than you'd ever keep the PC. I think I read somewhere that PC components within limits would ru...