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by jermaink
Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:07 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: No PSU Whine? - (PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III 750W)
Replies: 1
Views: 1402

No PSU Whine? - (PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III 750W)

From my research it seems that Seasonic sourced PSU's cannot be guaranteed not to whine. I've been trying to find a quiet (fan noise), efficient PSU which I could use instead. I'm considering the PC Power & Cooling Silencer MK III 750W as I've seen a few positive reviews, and isn't too expensive in ...
by jermaink
Sat May 27, 2006 9:12 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12 REV.A2 really QUIET as they say?
Replies: 48
Views: 23815

ferro986 wrote:Try to turn off speakers.
Makes no difference.

I tried unpluging it, but the problem persists.
by jermaink
Thu May 25, 2006 9:57 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Info on Seasonic M12 (and more: V8 and new S12 models)
Replies: 173
Views: 131645

I wonder why they added the extra fan for the M12.
by jermaink
Wed May 24, 2006 9:21 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12 REV.A2 really QUIET as they say?
Replies: 48
Views: 23815

It isn't too loud, but it is audible. Fan noise is almost negligible. Another thing, is that when I scroll my mouse on certain things (like some linked images), or scroll down some websites, I also get another buzzing noise. At the moment, I'm not sure if that's the graphics card or the PSU, but I t...
by jermaink
Tue May 23, 2006 8:39 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12 REV.A2 really QUIET as they say?
Replies: 48
Views: 23815

I'm also experiencing some buzzing with my A2 S12 600W in my system..
by jermaink
Wed Jan 11, 2006 9:39 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: GlacialTech SilentBlade - new contender on 120 mm market?
Replies: 81
Views: 31509

Re: Cheers!

Firetech wrote:Thanks for the reply Jermaink. :D

Maybe I'll stick with the black BDL version for CPU cooling use and resort to the Nexus only if that doesn't work out. 8)

PS where did you get them for $7.50?
HB Outlet.
by jermaink
Wed Jan 11, 2006 9:34 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: REAL Antec P180 Door Fix
Replies: 71
Views: 56380

@ jermaink or anyone else who has recieved the whole new front panel what does this consist of exactly? are they pwr switch, reset switch, hdd led etc attached to this? how much of a hassle was it to change the front panel? was it pretty easy to take off and put on? It's pretty much the whole front...
by jermaink
Sat Jan 07, 2006 7:03 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: GlacialTech SilentBlade - new contender on 120 mm market?
Replies: 81
Views: 31509

I got 5 of the cheaper black ones, and 2 of the slightly more expensive (but clear ones).

The clear ones had bad noise artifacts (but I had only 2) while 2-3 of the black ones had noise artifiacts.
by jermaink
Sat Jan 07, 2006 3:59 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: GlacialTech SilentBlade - new contender on 120 mm market?
Replies: 81
Views: 31509

Ok, I've used 5 of these. About 2 were decent while the other 3 had noise artifacts which were pretty annoying. The noise artifacts sound like 2 bits of plastic sliding next to each other.

But the ones I got were cheap enough (AUD $7.50) for me to get a bunch and to cherry pick the best ones.
by jermaink
Sat Jan 07, 2006 3:53 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic s12 getting noisier -> maintenance?
Replies: 16
Views: 4497

Yeah, I had 1 S12 which began clicking after a week or so. The replacement I've got occasionally (usually when at load) gives off a bit of a buzzing noise.

Volume wise, the noise isn't too bad (though my system isn't silent silent, uses 4 Nexus fans), though it's less than ideal.
by jermaink
Wed Jan 04, 2006 4:54 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: How to adjust VGA fan speed?
Replies: 14
Views: 4325

jermaink, please read this - Off topic : Very disappointed with the silencer fan. I don't know how they test them but they CLICK like mad. PWM is disaster at anything but 0 and 100%... Certainly this product is not a "silencer" :evil: I've found the NV 5.3 to be a lot better in this regard. I haven...
by jermaink
Wed Jan 04, 2006 4:49 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: nForce4 Chipset Fan Replacement Thread
Replies: 236
Views: 210826

Can people tell me what kind of temps they're getting on their passive nforce 4 chipsets? I'm using an A8N-SLI Premium with it's passive heatpipe, and I've overclocked my 4400+ to 2.5 Ghz, but I'm getting very dual core load chipset temps (49C for the CPU, and 54C for the chipset). I'm thinking that...
by jermaink
Sat Dec 31, 2005 8:00 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: How to adjust VGA fan speed?
Replies: 14
Views: 4325

I find it to be inferior compared to ATI Tray Tools. There's no ability to ramp fan speed according to temperature. Basicly your wrong, you can. Im doing it at the moment. Mine VGA fan runs at 25% untill it gets to 70C then goes to 100% untill it goes below 60C then ramps back down to 25%. 2 option...
by jermaink
Sat Dec 31, 2005 3:55 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: How to adjust VGA fan speed?
Replies: 14
Views: 4325

rivatuner Defenetly its a verry clever program, you can change the fan speed with that. I find it to be inferior compared to ATI Tray Tools. There's no ability to ramp fan speed according to temperature. ATI Tray Tools had the ability for you to peg like 10 fan speeds to certain temperatures. Ensur...
by jermaink
Sat Dec 31, 2005 1:28 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI X1800XT 512MB w/ Catalyst 5.13 vs. NVIDIA 7800GTX 256MB
Replies: 9
Views: 2877

I don't think that the 512 GTX being fast erthan the X1800XT is really news. But the X1800XT is fast erthan the 256 GTX, which is much closer in price and is actually available.

Other thing I'd say is that to my knowledge, the BenQ DW1640 should be better (and cheaper) than the Pioneer DVDRW drive.
by jermaink
Thu Dec 29, 2005 6:22 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: REAL Antec P180 Door Fix
Replies: 71
Views: 56380

So you get a whole new front panel and not just the door? Im thinking this because the powerbutton is now magnetic. Do i need to send my old panel to Antec? Possibly. I think my retailer went to a bit of effort to get me the door, so it'll depend on how they are with customer service. The power but...
by jermaink
Thu Dec 29, 2005 8:32 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: REAL Antec P180 Door Fix
Replies: 71
Views: 56380

Weird. I got my p180 already and it came fitted w/ this "revised" front door. I bought it ~2 weeks ago on newegg. So they may be using it for all new P180's. That's good to hear, but there are a LOT of people (hundreds, maybe thousands) who probably have a warped door. I wonder if people who have w...
by jermaink
Thu Dec 29, 2005 1:28 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic PSU in P180: do I need extension kit?
Replies: 33
Views: 10003

Has anyone tried the S12 500/600 with the DFI Lanparty UT Ultra-D Motherboard? Also, do you guys think that it is worth it to pay another 25CAD to upgrade from the 500 to 600? edit: also, if I decide to use a generic 24-pin extension, will this degrade power "quality"? Thanks I'd recommend a bit of...
by jermaink
Wed Dec 28, 2005 8:44 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI X1800XT 512MB w/ Catalyst 5.13 vs. NVIDIA 7800GTX 256MB
Replies: 9
Views: 2877

Well, I paid $700 for my 512 MB GTX, of course, though, it still hasn't arrived despite being over a month of waiting. You might want to cancel your order. ATI and nVidia about to enter their next generation of graphics cards, which would make spending $700+ on a top line graphcs card, which may ju...
by jermaink
Wed Dec 28, 2005 8:32 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI X1800XT 512MB w/ Catalyst 5.13 vs. NVIDIA 7800GTX 256MB
Replies: 9
Views: 2877

For the power supply, I'd definitely get the Seasonic S12 600W. It'll be quieter than the Enermax. For the hard drive, the Samsung Spinpoint P120 250GB is much quieter than that Seagate Barracuda. As for which motherboard/graphics card, what exactly is the price difference? Apparently the 512MB X180...
by jermaink
Wed Dec 28, 2005 8:21 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180 Official Door Fix?
Replies: 10
Views: 3263

I made a new thread with pics of the replacement door.

http://forums.silentpcreview.com/viewto ... 752#232752
by jermaink
Wed Dec 28, 2005 8:21 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic PSU in P180: do I need extension kit?
Replies: 33
Views: 10003

Here're the pics of getting the 4 pin cable to an Asus A8N-SLI Premium in a P180, with a Seasonic S12 600W, over a 7800GT with an AC Silencer and an X-Fi.

http://www.freewebs.com/jermaink/IMG_4315.jpg

http://www.freewebs.com/jermaink/IMG_4314.jpg
by jermaink
Wed Dec 28, 2005 8:19 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: REAL Antec P180 Door Fix
Replies: 71
Views: 56380

REAL Antec P180 Door Fix

Here are the pics of the replacement door I got on my P180, after dealing with my retailer who got one through the local Antec distributer. It has magnets in the centre, and the power button is magnetic (and no longer has that 'power' symbol). http://www.freewebs.com/jermaink/IMG_4327.jpg http://www...
by jermaink
Mon Dec 26, 2005 10:46 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic PSU in P180: do I need extension kit?
Replies: 33
Views: 10003

Yeah, I can take a pic. I'll be taking one of the front door I got when my retailer managed to get me a replacement from the distributer (had a 7 mm warp in the centre).
by jermaink
Sun Dec 25, 2005 5:51 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic PSU in P180: do I need extension kit?
Replies: 33
Views: 10003

Jermaink, I understand that but I also am going to be using one pci slot for my X-Fi soundcard. How will that affect the wiring? I might just wait for the Antec Smartpower 2.0 500w as right now that seems the best bet because it will most likely perform as well as the sp-450(which is pretty quiet)....
by jermaink
Sun Dec 25, 2005 5:50 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P180 - Worth getting a replacement? (via warranty)
Replies: 53
Views: 43837

Good news, but will antec send a replacement for the rest of us? It's one thing to send a replacement door to one person, and another one to send it to anyone who requests it. Yeah, I hope that they at least use it for every future version of the case, and I guess you have a good retailer who can d...
by jermaink
Sat Dec 24, 2005 7:08 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic PSU in P180: do I need extension kit?
Replies: 33
Views: 10003

I'm using a Seasonic S12 600W, and a P180, and I can connect the power cables to the motherboard. I'm using a Asus A8N-SLI, and the ATX 4 pin cable is at the opposite end though the 24 pin was down the side, but I just managed to get it in (fairly tightly, and over a 7800GT). If the 430W's cables ar...
by jermaink
Sat Dec 24, 2005 12:49 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180 Official Door Fix?
Replies: 10
Views: 3263

I had my P180's front door replaced (well I got a new one via my retailer who got it through an Antec distributer). It's a slightly different design, in that it has magnets in the centre, and the power switch is a bit different (no on/off symbol, and magnetic). There's zero warping, or if there is, ...
by jermaink
Thu Dec 22, 2005 8:36 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec P180 - Worth getting a replacement? (via warranty)
Replies: 53
Views: 43837

Update. I finally got arround to trying to get the case replaced. While I didn't manage a replacement (leaving me with the broken clipped door and some manufacturing scratches), they did give me a new door (whole front piece). This must be an updated design, as the warping is completely gone. There ...
by jermaink
Mon Dec 19, 2005 7:25 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: New Samsungs no longer quiet
Replies: 73
Views: 39529

I've used both the DM10 (250GB) and the P120 (200GB) and I'm finding it hard to believe that you found the P120 to be louder. My DM10 sample was very loud when weeking, much louder (well sharper) than my Raptor, whose seeking isn't too sharp to me. The DM10 also gave a bit of a wooshing noise while ...