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by Audiophiliac
Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:38 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Synology DS212J (NAS)
Replies: 2
Views: 3491

Re: Synology DS212J (NAS)

I own the same one and it sits across the room in an open cabinet under the TV. I can hear it if everything else is off, including the ceiling fan, the windows are closed, and I focus. It really is quiet enough unless you plan to put it on your desk. Mine has been running for nearly 3 years now non-...
by Audiophiliac
Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:48 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Real silence - move your PC to another room!
Replies: 126
Views: 110461

Re: Real silence - move your PC to another room!

I do not have an issue with the OP sharing his solution here. Although, I would argue that this was the wrong forum to share it in. This site and forum was designed by and for quiet PC enthusiasts trying to help each other achieve the goal of comfortable and quiet computing. The focus is on making t...
by Audiophiliac
Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:19 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: AMD A4/A6 FM1 coolers....what is quiet and cheap?
Replies: 6
Views: 2699

Re: AMD A4/A6 FM1 coolers....what is quiet and cheap?

A6-3500 3 core is what I am looking at. It will not be pushed hard at all. I will not be overclocking it. I am mainly concerned with fan noise at this point. Case for now is a full ATX Silverstone tower. But I would like to go to a smaller case soon. So a lower profile heatsink might be ideal if I w...
by Audiophiliac
Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:53 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: AMD A4/A6 FM1 coolers....what is quiet and cheap?
Replies: 6
Views: 2699

AMD A4/A6 FM1 coolers....what is quiet and cheap?

I have not been around here much since my last build. I suppose that is a good thing? It has been quiet and reliable for 6 years or so. Time for an update. What are the current "cream of the crop" coolers for the newer socket FM1 AMD CPUs? I think they might use the same mounting as AM3/3+ so compat...
by Audiophiliac
Wed Dec 03, 2008 5:44 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: New "Quiet Your Xbox 360" Article
Replies: 29
Views: 20124

I think it would. It was designed for the Xbox360, but I can see it being used as a PC case as well. :)
by Audiophiliac
Fri Nov 28, 2008 10:34 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Nexus Disktwin install options
Replies: 4
Views: 2016

I ended up mounting the 2 drives on foam on the bottom of the case. Its jerry rigged in there now, and could be prettier, but it works and it is MUCH more quiet than they were in the cage! And temps are idling around 30C. I am going to play with fan speeds over the next days and weeks but it is sile...
by Audiophiliac
Tue Nov 25, 2008 3:40 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Nexus Disktwin install options
Replies: 4
Views: 2016

Here are some pics of the case and the previous setup. I have since replaced the Phantom 350 (died) with a Nexus 350 (fan died), and now HX520. I have a WD GP 1TB coming tomorrow. System drive is a Seagate 120. I would like to replace it sometime in the future with a 2.5" something or other. http://...
by Audiophiliac
Tue Nov 25, 2008 3:29 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Nexus Disktwin install options
Replies: 4
Views: 2016

Nexus Disktwin install options

I just received my Disktwins. I have had the drives in the cage for some troubleshooting and testing. Now that everything is in order, I need to soft mount them again. I previously had them sitting on some foam channels I made and secured with some aluminum tape. That worked well, but wasn't very se...
by Audiophiliac
Sun Nov 23, 2008 7:28 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD10EACS and oldish onboard SATA-I problem..
Replies: 12
Views: 6481

I ordered one that should arrive here tuesday or wednesday. I will connect it to my nForce 4 Ultra board. I did read online that it will support SATA II, but the owners manual for my mobo does not specify. I should be ok though. :)

It should work fine for me for FLAC storage. :)
by Audiophiliac
Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:18 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD10EACS and oldish onboard SATA-I problem..
Replies: 12
Views: 6481

He said he tried the jumper to set the drive to SATA I mode. I just ordered the same drive to use in my system that only supports SATA I. I read somewhere a list of chipsets that were tested by WD to work in this configuration. My board is nForce4 Ultra and it was on the list. So hopefully I can set...
by Audiophiliac
Tue Nov 18, 2008 6:28 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Buffalo Linkstation Mini silent NAS
Replies: 6
Views: 2194

I see your points. I should add that I am hoping to find some way to run a DC++ client from the NAS so I dont have to leave my PC on 24/7. I know I could do this with a larger DIY 3.5" based NAS system, but this one just has that cool factor. :)
by Audiophiliac
Tue Nov 18, 2008 5:44 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Buffalo Linkstation Mini silent NAS
Replies: 6
Views: 2194

Buffalo Linkstation Mini silent NAS

http://www.buffalotech.com/products/network-storage/linkstation/linkstation-mini/ Looks like a cool little box. RAID 1 or RAID 0....500GB or 1TB. Fanless and uses 2.5" drives for low power use. 10W I think is what they say. Only 1 year warranty....I wish they would sell just the box, and you could p...
by Audiophiliac
Sat Nov 15, 2008 9:36 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New system time....
Replies: 3
Views: 1292

I might be in luck. I was about to rip apart my old box and clean it up in preparation for the new stuff, when I decided to give it one last shot. I stripped it down, took out the mobo, dusted it off good, remounted the essentials, cleared the CMOS, and fired it up. So far, so good. I need to do som...
by Audiophiliac
Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:17 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: New Asus iMac-style Eee Monitor Unveiled, SSD Option
Replies: 4
Views: 4910

I would be interested in this. :)
by Audiophiliac
Sat Nov 01, 2008 10:50 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: New Acer SFF HTPC's
Replies: 6
Views: 7698

I am actually looking at this now. Seems like a good price/performance package. If its stable and quiet, it might be perfect. You could replace the PSU with a Pico, add a larger HDD....or an external eSATA, and replace the CPU cooler/fan, and have a pretty dang nice little box. Any other reviews fro...
by Audiophiliac
Thu Oct 30, 2008 4:39 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H opinions?
Replies: 15
Views: 2567

I think after looking again at the features and connections of each board, the 780G board definitely wins. I mean who uses LPT anymore? :P 780g it is. :)
by Audiophiliac
Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:49 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H opinions?
Replies: 15
Views: 2567

Not much about the GIGABYTE GA-M78SM-S2H which is the nVidia 8200 version of this board. Looks exactly the same other than the chipset. Any advantages of one over the other? The 8200 board is cheaper. :)
by Audiophiliac
Wed Oct 29, 2008 3:35 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H opinions?
Replies: 15
Views: 2567

Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H opinions?

This board seems like a real nice one. It has all the connections I could ever need. It has gotten lots of good reviews. I think I am going to order one before the end of the week. Is there any reason not too? My system is mainly used for web/email, and ripping/storing/serving music. It is on 24/7. ...
by Audiophiliac
Mon Oct 20, 2008 4:47 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What cooler for AMD 4850e 45w?
Replies: 9
Views: 4439

I think I would like one that I can mount either direction. I see the Noctua NH-U12P can be mounted in either orientation. I think the 1284EE might too....any others that give you the choice?
by Audiophiliac
Sat Oct 18, 2008 8:48 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New system time....
Replies: 3
Views: 1292

Well I am salvaging the case, the PSU (if I dont go with the Pico), one of the hard drives, the optical drive, and possibly the fans if they arent worn out. I dont know if I can re-use the XP90 cooler on the AM2 platform...and even if I could, I am not sure it would be the best to try and run passiv...
by Audiophiliac
Sat Oct 18, 2008 2:07 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New system time....
Replies: 3
Views: 1292

New system time....

It has been several years since I built my current PC. It currently lies in a grave of dust and unuse since the catastrophic failure it died from. I was out of town, and the PSU fan bit the dust and took out either the motherboard or the CPU. So I left it and have been using the Sony TZ laptop as a ...
by Audiophiliac
Tue Oct 14, 2008 4:45 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What cooler for AMD 4850e 45w?
Replies: 9
Views: 4439

I like the Sunbeam. I plan to try running just the 120 front intake fan and the 120 PSU exhaust. Not sure if an upward facing passive would work more effectively than a rear facing passive. I could also run a 120 exhaust at low speed too.....decisions, decisions.
by Audiophiliac
Mon Oct 13, 2008 6:01 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What cooler for AMD 4850e 45w?
Replies: 9
Views: 4439

What cooler for AMD 4850e 45w?

I am getting ready to replace mobo/CPU/RAM in the tower and would like some opinions on coolers for the CPU. Case is a Silverstone TJ04. I am running Nexus 120 fans front and rear and the corsair HX PSU has a 120 as well. I am looking at HR-01, Mini Ninja, Nexus HC9000, etc. Noise is the top priorit...
by Audiophiliac
Thu Nov 29, 2007 11:48 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Looking for the Quietest Keyboard
Replies: 3
Views: 3435

Or that laser projection keyboard :)
by Audiophiliac
Thu Nov 29, 2007 5:49 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Timeline of my second quiet PC buildup! New link to pics!!!
Replies: 64
Views: 33587

Back again. No real news. I had to replace the RAM again...not sure if the first 2 were a bad batch...but all seems well. Crucial stands by their memory and sent me 2 new sticks without any questions. I still havent upgraded the PSU....the Nexus seems to be happy. I dont see myself doing another bui...
by Audiophiliac
Thu Nov 29, 2007 5:40 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Looking for the Quietest Keyboard
Replies: 3
Views: 3435

I would think the type of keyboard used on the Macbook, Sony TZ, and Sony CR are some of the quietest I have tinkered with. I will be receiving my TZ150 next week. Ill confirm my suspicions then.
by Audiophiliac
Wed Jan 24, 2007 10:28 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Timeline of my second quiet PC buildup! New link to pics!!!
Replies: 64
Views: 33587

UPDATE: 1-24-07

Well since the last update (adding a HD and replacing a bad RAM stick), there have been a couple problems. :( My Plextor 716SA bit it. I think I helped it. I use EAC to burn CDs, and when it finishes a project, it ejects and reloads the disc. Well one time, as it ejected, habit set in, and I grabbed...
by Audiophiliac
Fri May 19, 2006 8:27 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: I need a silent/quiet $200-$250 card for games! Help!
Replies: 27
Views: 7217

Thanks for the replies so far. After reading a test of several video cards on Oblivion, it seems that in order to get really good results, I need to step up to the X1900 or 7900 series cards. And these only give good results up to 1280 resolution. So it seems that 1680 just isnt going to happen with...
by Audiophiliac
Fri May 19, 2006 6:03 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: I need a silent/quiet $200-$250 card for games! Help!
Replies: 27
Views: 7217

I need a silent/quiet $200-$250 card for games! Help!

Well, I have started playing games once in a while and the X300 just isnt cutting it. I have a new Acer Ferrari 20.1" LCD and need something that will run it at 1680*1050 for games like BF2 and Oblivion. I was looking at some of the passive options, but they seem to be mid to lower end performing ca...