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by Belmonte
Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:06 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Blue 1TB single-platter WD10EZEX
Replies: 5
Views: 8234

Re: WD Blue 1TB single-platter WD10EZEX

I have one which I use as an external disk, and it's louder than my WD20EARS. So much that I wouldn't like to have it in my desktop computer and hear it all the time.
by Belmonte
Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:02 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Green vs. WD Red for quietness?
Replies: 61
Views: 46635

Re: WD Green vs. WD Red for quietness?

I recently bought 2 WD30EFRX for my NAS and they're both louder than a WD20EARS I also have.
by Belmonte
Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:59 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD WD20EZRX WD20EARX
Replies: 7
Views: 17785

Re: WD WD20EZRX WD20EARX

I have both drives, and the EZRX is noticeably louder.
by Belmonte
Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:06 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone Precision PS07: Budget MicroATX Tower
Replies: 30
Views: 13600

Re: SilverStone Precision PS07: Budget MicroATX Tower

I replaced the stock fans with 2 Scythe SY1225SL12M (one intake, one outtake), softmounted. They spin at around 700 rpm. Wouldn't two intakes make more sense? Why would you do that? The Idea for me was creating an air flow from the front to the back. I also have a top-down heatsink (Noctua NH-C12P ...
by Belmonte
Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:30 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SilverStone Precision PS07: Budget MicroATX Tower
Replies: 30
Views: 13600

Re: SilverStone Precision PS07: Budget MicroATX Tower

I bought this case recently. I'm used to Antec build quality, so when I got this case it seemed flimsy to me. But I made some modifications and now I'm happy with it. This is what I did: I sticked vinyl tiles to the side panels to make them heavier. The panels are really thin, they can be bent easil...
by Belmonte
Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:00 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: DH77EB + I5-3750k Combination Low Power
Replies: 22
Views: 34312

Re: DH77EB + I5-3750k Combination Low Power

Then it seems it really needs an external speaker. Have a look at this screenshot. It has an option named 'startup sound'.
by Belmonte
Sun Jun 03, 2012 1:51 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: DH77EB + I5-3750k Combination Low Power
Replies: 22
Views: 34312

Re: DH77EB + I5-3750k Combination Low Power

There's a review of the DH77EB motherboard here (in Korean). They have screenshots of all the bios screens. Indeed, no trace of option for controlling the processor voltage.

Cbutters, is it true that the motherboard makes some kind of startup sound? :lol: How is it like?
by Belmonte
Fri May 18, 2012 5:39 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: DH77EB + I5-3750k Combination Low Power
Replies: 22
Views: 34312

Re: DH77EB + I5-3750k Combination Low Power

What about temperatures? I'm considering building a system with exactly the same motherboard and CPU, but with a Noctua NH-C12P SE14 heatsink with fan running at 5-7v, and I'm a bit concerned about the TIM Intel is using now. How is the passive cooling working for you? On top of that, I think the i5...
by Belmonte
Tue May 15, 2012 10:43 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Xeon E3-1230 V2
Replies: 33
Views: 31328

Re: Xeon E3-1230 V2

What about temperatures? Do you think the Xeon is running cooler than the 3770k?
by Belmonte
Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:35 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fractal Design Define Mini MicroATX Tower
Replies: 34
Views: 16664

Re: Fractal Design Define Mini MicroATX Tower

So this case is comparably quieter than the Solo II?
by Belmonte
Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:54 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II
Replies: 177
Views: 92714

Re: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II

Our thanks to Antec for the Solo II case sample.
The Antec link goes to the Coolermaster website. :roll:
by Belmonte
Fri Jun 03, 2011 10:19 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II
Replies: 177
Views: 92714

Re: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II

A mATX version of this case wouldn't be bad... If Antec updated the Solo, why not updating the 3480?
by Belmonte
Tue May 04, 2010 7:35 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Small, silent, green DIY NAS: suggestions?
Replies: 30
Views: 24066

Supermicro has some Atom mini-itx motherboards paired with the ICH9R southbridge, which means 4-6 sata native ports:
http://www.supermicro.com/products/moth ... p=H&IPMI=Y

Those would make a sweet NAS, imho.
by Belmonte
Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:58 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Solo upgrade soon?
Replies: 71
Views: 21817

Yes, I'm aware about those two cases. But for a NAS I would hide somewhere I don't need an expensive aluminium case. On top of that, Antec has a good reputation for creating well cooled cases, and I'm not sure about the cooling performance on the Fractal case with the very small front air intake. An...
by Belmonte
Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:43 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Solo upgrade soon?
Replies: 71
Views: 21817

AntecRep, what about a case for a NAS? A mini-itx case with room for 4-6 disks would be really sweet.
by Belmonte
Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:36 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec update
Replies: 11
Views: 3443

Regarding the NSK-3480, upgrading the front USB ports to rev. 3.0 would be a nice touch too.
by Belmonte
Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:06 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: WD Green 1.5TB vs. Seagate 7200.12 500GB
Replies: 29
Views: 23733

There are new drives with 64MB cache. The model numbers end in EARS instead of EADS.

Does anybody know if there's some change in noise?
by Belmonte
Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:00 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: general user experience with Club3D cards
Replies: 3
Views: 1328

I have a Club3D HD3850. I've been using it for 14+ months, and the first thing I did with it was swapping the heatsink for an accelero s1. Zero problems.
by Belmonte
Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:02 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec NSK-3480: 80-Plus Case
Replies: 65
Views: 39809

Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but according to this, it seems the case is being upgraded.

I hope Antec starts offering a version without psu, though. It's definitely a very nice case for a mAtx build.
by Belmonte
Tue Jun 09, 2009 2:36 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: SilenT3-like computer
Replies: 1
Views: 2009

I really like those Asus T3 systems. It'd be great if they launched a new version with the Nvidia mcp79 chipset. And selling them without psu would be nice as well.
by Belmonte
Tue Mar 03, 2009 5:54 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quietest HD 3850 AGP Card?
Replies: 11
Views: 3418

IMHO, i think it's best to use an Accelero s1 with any of them. However, ATI AGP cards have a bridge chip on the other side, and that one can get quite hot as well. It defitely gets hot in a HD 2400 AGP of mine.

Just my 2cents.
by Belmonte
Wed Jul 02, 2008 12:39 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Zalman GS1000
Replies: 2
Views: 1908

It looks very good, but I don't think the hdd cooling is the best.
by Belmonte
Wed Jun 11, 2008 10:56 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Verbatim external 2.5" storage?
Replies: 5
Views: 2019

I'm afraid I haven't been able to get any useful info from the usual suspects (hdtune under windows and hdparm under linux).

FYI, this is what I get from hdparm:

ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo hdparm -i /dev/sdc1

/dev/sdc1:
HDIO_GET_IDENTITY failed: Invalid argument


Any ideas?
by Belmonte
Tue Jun 10, 2008 5:40 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Verbatim external 2.5" storage?
Replies: 5
Views: 2019

I have the 250gb usb/firewire combo version. Is there a way I can check the hard disk vendor/model without having to open it?

FWIW, the disk is warmer (not much) and a bit noisier than my 160gb WD passport.
by Belmonte
Sun Feb 20, 2005 9:01 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Zalman ZM300B-APS vs. ZM400B-APS
Replies: 9
Views: 2662

http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=51&type=expert&pid=4 Is that a Zalman psu? The article says "PC Power & Cooling Silencer ATX Power Supplies". By the way, I have a Zalman 400A psu. Its is quieter than all my previous power supplies, but recently it started making a clicking sound. A bit annoyin...