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by ky
Thu Jan 27, 2011 1:28 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: recommend fan for cisco 891
Replies: 19
Views: 10069

Re: recommend fan for cisco 891

If you put the unit inside a case with a big fan on it, you can move air through it quietly. Maybe this is the next best alternative ... somehow figuring out a way to do push/pull using 120mm intake/exhaust fans in a larger pizzabox case. Dunno which one might serve the purpose or how effective it ...
by ky
Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:58 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: recommend fan for cisco 891
Replies: 19
Views: 10069

Re: recommend fan for cisco 891

So, I got another 891 to test with, and it, too, has the droning fan noise. I made some crude sound measurements using the Voice Memo app on my iPhone 4 and stuck the iPhone about 1" away from the fans in question. As a comparison, I made a 2nd measurement of the 120mm fans on my open air tech bench...
by ky
Thu Jan 27, 2011 1:36 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My dell 30"Monitor emits noise! wich 30" mon. is b
Replies: 11
Views: 2543

Re: My dell 30"Monitor emits noise! wich 30" mon. is b

It seems to vary in the models. In my home office, I have an Apple 30", and 2 3008WFPs. The WFP in the middle emits a whine which is similar in noise to the coil whine my PSU makes when my SSD is doing furious writes; it only emits this whine when turned off but plugged in. The WFP on the end has n...
by ky
Sun Jan 23, 2011 3:36 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My dell 30"Monitor emits noise! wich 30" mon. is b
Replies: 11
Views: 2543

Re: My dell 30"Monitor emits noise! wich 30" mon. is b

It seems to vary in the models. In my home office, I have an Apple 30", and 2 3008WFPs. The WFP in the middle emits a whine which is similar in noise to the coil whine my PSU makes when my SSD is doing furious writes; it only emits this whine when turned off but plugged in. The WFP on the end has no...
by ky
Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:08 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: recommend fan for cisco 891
Replies: 19
Views: 10069

Re: recommend fan for cisco 891

Would sticking a FanMate2 on the 40mm fan work?
by ky
Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:48 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: recommend fan for cisco 891
Replies: 19
Views: 10069

Re: recommend fan for cisco 891

They are supposed to be coming out with a fanless version of the 881, so I am hoping that means they are working on a fanless version of the 891, too. Since the 891 came out recently, though, that probably means it's not going to be anytime soon (waiting another year).
by ky
Tue Jan 11, 2011 9:54 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: recommend fan for cisco 891
Replies: 19
Views: 10069

Re: recommend fan for cisco 891

I have the 891 installed on my desk, and it was an upgrade from the fanless 871 so I can definitely notice the fan noise. It's mostly a vibration related noise. I tried placing the 891 on top of some noise reducing foam that I had left from a foam order from one of the vendors recommended here but t...
by ky
Sat Feb 20, 2010 6:04 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD5870 Vapor-X
Replies: 49
Views: 19976

I have the 5870 Vapor-X that I plan on installing in the next week or so.

I will report back with a noise report.
by ky
Mon Jan 19, 2009 2:58 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Velociraptor Icepacks for SPCR server
Replies: 10
Views: 4255

I have at least one that is idle and 1 that is attached but will soon make its way into a system once I get some of those 2.5" no-vibe trays. Is this the right version: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3342/3211202618_d7bc0efa29.jpg?v=0 Edit: Oh, I see, the backplane ready version has connectors embed...
by ky
Mon Dec 08, 2008 2:57 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian Li TYR PC-x500 or Silverstone FT01 ??? Help Decide
Replies: 17
Views: 4301

Setup my Lian Li last night. It is a very nice case. The stock fans it comes with are quite loud at 12V. I am going to have to invest in some Scythe Typhoons me thinks :) It's too bad that for the price of the case that they didn't include some more silent fans. So even @ the lowest speed setting, ...
by ky
Wed Apr 30, 2008 10:10 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec cases in new colors - White Mini P180
Replies: 11
Views: 3559

Is the color painted or anodized? If painted, not a fan unless it's that automotive style painting :)
by ky
Mon Apr 28, 2008 11:08 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: Samsung Q1 32G SSD UMPC
Replies: 6
Views: 3191

What's the Samsung part number on this?
by ky
Mon Apr 28, 2008 11:01 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: EndPCNoise.com - a customer review
Replies: 5
Views: 2634

Have you contacted Mike about this? Surely there is an EndPCNoise rep who browses the forums and maintains a presence in the community.
by ky
Mon Apr 28, 2008 10:56 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: F/S XFX 8800 GTX with silent cooling
Replies: 4
Views: 1645

Great price!
by ky
Sat Jul 14, 2007 12:57 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Raptor Hard Drives for Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 3160

Thanks for tracking this down for me!

Sadly, I was only interested in the newer single platter version.
by ky
Sat Jul 14, 2007 12:12 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Raptor Hard Drives for Sale
Replies: 4
Views: 3160

If this is the 8MB version, then does that mean it's the 2 platter version of the 74?
by ky
Thu Jul 05, 2007 5:01 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: Wii
Replies: 10
Views: 4803

I agree. With supply of the Wii almost reaching demand, I don't think private sellers can expect to sell their Wiis, even sealed, at a premium over retail channels.
by ky
Sun Jun 24, 2007 10:55 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: Antec P190 Case SOLD
Replies: 4
Views: 2759

D'oh, missed out again!
by ky
Sat Jun 23, 2007 10:14 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: Antec P190 Case SOLD
Replies: 4
Views: 2759

Interesting case design this one... you got my attention.

Going to read up on reviews.
by ky
Sat Jun 16, 2007 11:53 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Sandisk 32GB solid state drive
Replies: 147
Views: 73376

Remember WAY back... I remember way back on the first Mac, the entire operating system, your programs (well, usually one per floppy) and saved files all had to fit on a 360k floppy. Of course I'm sure there are always older reminiscers then I... Must be REALLY way back since you don't remember corr...
by ky
Fri Dec 29, 2006 3:09 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: raptor 150 or 74?
Replies: 7
Views: 3011

It's worth noting that the latest 74GB Raptor is a single platter whereas the first generation 74GB Raptor was 2 platters. The 150GB Raptor is also 2 platters.
by ky
Sat Dec 02, 2006 7:55 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Swiftech Quiet Power v2.0 - P180+Swiftech Water Cooling
Replies: 0
Views: 1623

Swiftech Quiet Power v2.0 - P180+Swiftech Water Cooling

As an owner of Swiftech's original Quiet Power case with a pre-integrated Swiftech water cooling bundle, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that today, they released an updated version of the Quiet Power case/kit that pairs the P180 w/ the latest of Swiftech's premium H2O kits: http://www.swiftn...
by ky
Thu Oct 20, 2005 2:15 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: AOpen's mac mini clone emerges at Voodoopc
Replies: 5
Views: 2575

Aopen mentioned that they were going to sell the Pandora themselves... probably for higher than the $499 price stated in their press release. I suspect that price is for OEMs and not for general consumer purchases. I'm looking around for other vendors that will offer this other than Voodoo and I hav...
by ky
Wed Aug 10, 2005 12:32 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet Dual CPU - possible?
Replies: 23
Views: 7285

I'd recommend the following: Motherboard: Tyan K8WE Power Supply: Seasonic S12-600 Cooling: Water Case: any that can accomodate at least 1 120mm front intake fan and at least 1 120mm rear exhaust fan My current workstation is a dual Opteron 252 on the same motherboard w/ dual 6800 Ultras in SLi cool...
by ky
Mon Aug 01, 2005 9:00 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7800 Stock Cooler dead quiet
Replies: 35
Views: 15234

Are you maxing out quality and resolution? Or just playing @ 1024x768? Did you get any fps numbers?
falcon26 wrote:I'll do that. I just finished playing BF2 for about an hour and it was still dead quiet, I checked the temps of the card and it was about 70C
by ky
Tue Jul 05, 2005 2:48 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GeForce 7800 GTX ***NOT*** dissipating 200W!
Replies: 86
Views: 29023

PHAT = Pretty Hot And Tempting --- emphasis on HOT ;)
acaurora wrote:"spend SOME loot"?!!!

2 x 7800 GTX != "SOME L00T".
2 x 7800 GTX = PH4T L00T.
by ky
Tue Jul 05, 2005 2:42 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Silencing 660W Enermax (Whisper series)
Replies: 9
Views: 2766

Tyan recommends an EPS12 rated PSU for this motherboard. But I'm not sure if they made that recommendation with use of SCSI drives in mind. I have the non-SCSI version and use only SATA drives. There is a vent on the bottom of the part of the case where the PSU would go but it's a similar venting de...
by ky
Fri Jul 01, 2005 3:11 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Silencing 660W Enermax (Whisper series)
Replies: 9
Views: 2766

Hmmm, it's possible that the power supplying the dual Opteron 252s + the dual 6800 Ultras is causing the PSU to heat up because the exhausted air is certainly not cool, it's kind of warm but not hot. Disabling the fan might be a "Bad Thing(tm)". I'm not averse to turning off the 80mm noisy fan and r...
by ky
Thu Jun 30, 2005 1:10 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Silencing 660W Enermax (Whisper series)
Replies: 9
Views: 2766

The case is similar to the Lian Li 1100/1200 series where the PSU is in its own compartment w/ no other vents inside the case other than the exhaust in the rear and a little vent underneath the PSU where I assume the intake fan is receiving cool air to cool the PSU. It's a good observation that in a...
by ky
Tue Jun 28, 2005 2:27 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Silencing 660W Enermax (Whisper series)
Replies: 9
Views: 2766

Silencing 660W Enermax (Whisper series)

I've narrowed down most of the noise in my watercooled SLi rig to my "Whisper" 660W PSU from Enermax.

Here's a NewEgg link:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817103438

Anyone had experience with this PSU or silencing it?