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by zordex
Wed Dec 22, 2010 5:03 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI X1600 Pro (fan or just heatsink?)
Replies: 4
Views: 1611

ATI X1600 Pro (fan or just heatsink?)

Hi, My little ATI fan is now whistling... I am considering replacing it with the Zalman VF900 gpu, but am wondering if anyone recommends a fanless heat sink for this card. I rarely play games, but want to make sure heat wise a heat sink would be sufficient. Thx! The card: http://images.highspeedback...
by zordex
Wed Dec 22, 2010 1:09 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe S-FLEX SFF21E vs SFF21D (is my E defective?)
Replies: 1
Views: 729

Scythe S-FLEX SFF21E vs SFF21D (is my E defective?)

Hi, I have ordered one SFF21E and one SFF21D. While the D is near silent, the E is quite loud! I would not even consider it a low noise fan. Is it defective, or is the E really that much louder? (Is Scythe ok at replacing defective fans?) Thx! Unrelated: Oiling my old Nexus and old scythe fans had n...
by zordex
Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:27 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Oiling 3yr old nexus fans... any success stories?
Replies: 1
Views: 824

Oiling 3yr old nexus fans... any success stories?

I have a bunch of 3 year old 120mm nexus fans (the orange ones). They are definitely not as 'silent' as they used to be. I am now in the US (I am from Canada) so this would be a good opportunity to get some new fans, or I can save some money and oil the existing fans. I am wondering if anyone applie...
by zordex
Sun Dec 05, 2010 5:58 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Lifespan of fans? (nexus)
Replies: 8
Views: 1516

Re: Lifespan of fans? (nexus)

It has gotten a CPU upgrade in the mean time... so core 2 duo is decent enough for me... (with an SSD as drive c)
However yeah Sandy bridge & USB 3 is my next upgrade. (2011)
by zordex
Sat Dec 04, 2010 8:38 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Lifespan of fans? (nexus)
Replies: 8
Views: 1516

Re: Lifespan of fans? (nexus)

Thank you for all the feedback. 1) Do nexus fans typically respond well to oil? My computers run 100+ hours a week, for three years now. 2) Would the s-flex 800 rpm be to little air? Or is s-flex 1200rpm silent enough? 3) (for MikeC) I am certain I am not more sensitive... the computers are definite...
by zordex
Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:16 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Lifespan of fans? (nexus)
Replies: 8
Views: 1516

Lifespan of fans? (nexus)

Hi all, When I first put my computers together (antec p150, scythe ninja, nexus fans) my computers ran nice and silent. It has been 2 or 3 years and now the noise level is quite annoying. I do use compressed air to clean fans from \ dust occasionally. Did the fans get louder or is it my imagination?...
by zordex
Sat Aug 25, 2007 5:35 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Network Storage Solutions (as silent solution)
Replies: 8
Views: 3588

Speed is not a concern as this will be used to store media and for backups. I would only use it a few times a week, and high performance is not required. I'm not sure what you mean by pre-built.... This is a NAS, not a computer. It does not need a monitor etc etc... Drop in the HDs connect to the ne...
by zordex
Fri Aug 24, 2007 4:51 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Network Storage Solutions (as silent solution)
Replies: 8
Views: 3588

Network Storage Solutions (as silent solution)

I am considering a potential network storage solution: - I can place it in another room (hence quiet) - Should have capacity for 2 to 4 HDs - Should be compatible with 1TB drives - Should spin down when not in use <- important for me - Should not be noisy (and fully silent when not in use) - Should ...
by zordex
Sun Oct 29, 2006 11:18 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Will Ninja fit on a Asus P5B-VM? (running a server passively
Replies: 1
Views: 1622

Will Ninja fit on a Asus P5B-VM? (running a server passively

Hi, I have two questions: (1) The P5B-VM (integrated vga)'s CPU is closer to the edge of the board than in the other P5B motherboards. Will the Ninja have enough space? (2) I'm planning on under-clocking a CND$96 Celeron on that board and run a server passively using the Ninja. How does that sound? ...
by zordex
Sat Jul 29, 2006 10:50 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD500KS vs WD500YS
Replies: 1
Views: 3505

WD500KS vs WD500YS

The WD500YS is the 500MB 8MB RAID version of the WD500KS. Aperantly speced for longer hours... I need a HD to work 24/7 in a server where performence is not an issue (noise is). Anybody know if the YS is as silent as the KS?? Also, my alternative is getting two 320GB (WD3200SD) for the same price, b...
by zordex
Mon May 15, 2006 11:07 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Running ATI X1600 PCIe passive?
Replies: 0
Views: 766

Running ATI X1600 PCIe passive?

Can anyone recommend a passive solution for a Retail ATI X1600?
(Going inside an Antec 150, Intel D 940 with a Mime or Ninja, Asus MB)

Thx!
by zordex
Fri May 05, 2006 1:27 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Is ASRock939 Dual ok for this system?
Replies: 2
Views: 1142

Is ASRock939 Dual ok for this system?

Hi, I will finally be getting a new system next week: - Antec P150 - AMD 3800 X2 - Ninja (will try and run passive) - WD320 GB :?: Question: Is is the ASRock939 Dual a good choice for the above? I have a silenced/passive AGP ATI 9600 Pro with which I could save some cash. Stability is my main priori...
by zordex
Fri Feb 03, 2006 7:04 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Asus EAX1600XT SILENT (3 questions)
Replies: 1
Views: 1242

Asus EAX1600XT SILENT (3 questions)

I have three questions about the new Asus EAX1600XT SILENT/TVD/256M. (1) Will it fit inside a P150 with a passive Ninja on an Asus A8R-MVP? http://www.vr-zone.com/?i=2846 (2) Anyone use Asus video cards? How is the quality/sharpness? (3) Will the performance of a X1600 be significantly better then t...
by zordex
Sat Jan 21, 2006 4:21 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 5 questions re my new system
Replies: 4
Views: 1352

5 questions re my new system

How do you do, I'm about to purchase my new system which will hopefully last me the next 2 years. I have a few questions which I hope you can help me with. My Priorities: 1) Reliability & Stability (I will not be overclocking) 2) Low Noise 3) Performance 4) Cost Applications for this computer: 1) So...
by zordex
Thu Jul 14, 2005 6:52 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Recommended small tower w/o PSU ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2112

Recommended small tower w/o PSU ?

Is there a good small tower available without a power supply?

The antec slk3000 series cases are too large,
The antec slk1600 series cases don't have the quality/features,
and the sonata itself (of which I have two) only comes with a power supply.

Thx for the help.
by zordex
Thu May 19, 2005 4:32 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Which Low Cost out-of-the-box PSU for Celeron?
Replies: 7
Views: 2520

It's for a celeron 1000 (older computer).

I found the Fortron 300W in Canada at www.quietpc.ca for CND $55.

Do you know how it fares (accoustics wise) vs the "Antec 380W TruePower" that comes with the Sonata case?

Thanx!
by zordex
Wed May 18, 2005 6:42 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Which Low Cost out-of-the-box PSU for Celeron?
Replies: 7
Views: 2520

Which Low Cost out-of-the-box PSU for Celeron?

Hi, I'm looking for a low cost low noise PSU for a celeron computer. What is a safe bet? Thanks. Nexus NX-3000 Real Silent ATX 300W (CND $89.99) Enermax NoiseTaker 370W ATX EG375P-VE SFMA (CND $68.99) SilverStone SST-ST360 360W Low Acoustic (CND $49.00) Zalman ZM300B-APS 300WATT NOISELESS PSU (CND $...
by zordex
Tue May 17, 2005 11:18 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Which Seasonic?
Replies: 2
Views: 1317

Which Seasonic?

Hi, Not sure what the differences are between these Seasonics, which one is quietest? This will fuel a P4 1.6 with two hard drives. Thanks! (prices are in CND dollars) SEASONIC SUPER TORNADO 350W ACTIVE PFC SILENT P. S. ($90.63) SEASONIC S12 380W ATX V2.0 POWER SUPPLY, 12cm FAN, SILENT, SATA READY, ...
by zordex
Tue Mar 22, 2005 10:32 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HD Sleep v1.55
Replies: 2
Views: 1476

HD Sleep v1.55

Anyone have any experience with this software? http://www.softlookup.com/display.asp?ID=9315&DID=4J58YURT "Hard Disk Sleeper (HDSleep) v1.55 lets you save electricity and reduce the noise from your computer by giving you control over drive suspension times. It lets you change the power management fu...
by zordex
Sun Mar 06, 2005 10:10 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Which 300GB drive? (segate, WD, maxtor)
Replies: 16
Views: 4541

Which 300GB drive? (segate, WD, maxtor)

Hi all, Of the drives below, which would you recommend? My priorities are noise and reliability. Performence is not a priority in this case. ATA-133 Seagate 300GB w/ 8MB cache CND$244 Maxtor 300GB w/ 16MB cache CND$248 Western Digital 320GB w/ 8MB cache CND$279 S-ATA Maxtor 300GB w/ 16MB cache Seaga...
by zordex
Tue Feb 01, 2005 8:57 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Underclocking v.s. undervolting? Celeron 2.4 w/o fan?
Replies: 7
Views: 3506

Thanks for all the information everyone!

Looks like I got a little more research to do now... I'll post what I've decided when I do.
by zordex
Sun Jan 30, 2005 12:30 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Underclocking v.s. undervolting? Celeron 2.4 w/o fan?
Replies: 7
Views: 3506

Underclocking v.s. undervolting? Celeron 2.4 w/o fan?

Hi all, I'm about to set up a server where I don't need a lot of power. I'm aiming for a celeron 2.4 with on-board video, Antec SLK3000B, couple of hard drives. Maybe the ASUS P4SP-MX all-in-one motherboard (I've been an Asus loyalist for a while). For undervolting I understand Asus is a no-go. [u]M...