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by _MarcoM_
Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:18 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Certified Silent Puget Serenity Pro
Replies: 29
Views: 16485

Re: Certified Silent Puget Serenity Pro

I'm curious about mounting metod of case fans: metal screws or silicon grommets?
by _MarcoM_
Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:46 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 7850: Sapphire and MSI, which one?
Replies: 2
Views: 2113

7850: Sapphire and MSI, which one?

hi all :) I want to buy a quiet 7850, it's enough for games i usually play. I'm choosing between MSI RADEON HD 7850 Twin Frozr III OC and Sapphire Radeon HD 7850 OC; here the italian shop: http://www.drako.it/drako_catalog/index.php?cPath=485_520 Same price (here), different out-of-the-box clock, bu...
by _MarcoM_
Sat Apr 28, 2012 12:31 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung 830 questions
Replies: 6
Views: 2655

Re: Samsung 830 questions

Don't worry about TRIM performance restore, it's very good in Samsung 830 and Corsair Performance Pro, especially the latter, and the former has a better software supplied called Magician.
by _MarcoM_
Sat Apr 14, 2012 6:38 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Just pick the case!
Replies: 36
Views: 8375

Re: Just pick the case!

For me Fractal Design Define R3 is the right choice :wink:
by _MarcoM_
Fri Apr 13, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Just pick the case!
Replies: 36
Views: 8375

Re: Just pick the case!

Can you list the components for this high end pc?
by _MarcoM_
Sun Sep 11, 2011 1:42 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II
Replies: 177
Views: 89518

Re: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II

I understand it fine overpriced 10 year old design with gloss finish that looks like crap in 6 months. I'll take the Define R3 which goes on sale for $80 has more fans,more space for harddrives and no gloss finish. For $130 I would rather spend $20 more and get the P183 which blows this case away. ...
by _MarcoM_
Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:51 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II
Replies: 177
Views: 89518

Re: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II

It's disappointing to me. I expected the PSU can be moved to the bottom. Majorly disappointed to expensive and not even close to the bang for the buck of the Define R3. The design is still obsolete for modern system. Maybe you have not understood the meaning of this case. IT IS still the best COMPA...
by _MarcoM_
Sat Sep 10, 2011 5:44 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II
Replies: 177
Views: 89518

Re: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II

Can I just say... too little too late? Also, very expensive for what little improvement it brings. I mean, the Define R3 is superior in every way AND costs less. Antec is losing its touch. Define R3 is clearly inferior when it comes to build quality, effectiveness of fans and so on. R3 is only supe...
by _MarcoM_
Thu Sep 08, 2011 3:21 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II
Replies: 177
Views: 89518

Re: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II

With the original Solo, some users had problems with cheaply constructed power and reset buttons. This isn't the case on the Solo II. Both buttons are sturdy and slightly recessed. No problems with accidentally toggling the wrong button. The power button is pushed easily enough when desired, and th...
by _MarcoM_
Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:23 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Solo II is not too bad
Replies: 14
Views: 4182

Re: Antec Solo II is not too bad

And what about the pesky bar? Removable or not? It seem is not removable, but no word about this. Non-removable, I asked Dustin in the comments for the Anandtech review :/. " RE: PSU support bar by Dustin Sklavos on Tuesday, September 06, 2011 Double-checked, this is my error. The case uses small p...
by _MarcoM_
Tue Sep 06, 2011 3:02 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Solo II is not too bad
Replies: 14
Views: 4182

Re: Antec Solo II is not too bad

Anandtech review it: http://www.anandtech.com/show/4730/antec-solo-ii-sonata-evolved Unfortunately, a fairly ignorant review IMO I agree. Comparing the thermal behaviour of a quiet-oriented case with other cases with fan grilles everywhere, meh, what they think, nobody will put triple sli in Antec ...
by _MarcoM_
Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:21 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Solo II is not too bad
Replies: 14
Views: 4182

Re: Antec Solo II is not too bad

My P150 is sturdy and well builded, i can not find one as strong and compact. It miss space for a powerful gfx card, and for a good psu ventilation. Solo II seem to solve this issue, but with some compromises. Anyway i can't see it on Antec site, some time ago it appeared, now disappeared... re-thin...
by _MarcoM_
Mon Aug 29, 2011 4:54 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II
Replies: 177
Views: 89518

Re: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II

An updated page, Solo II incoming? Antec Solo II "Removable PSU support beam Top vent with fine mesh for optimal PSU air intake" :roll: That page seems to be gone now. Perhaps they're having a re-think? Maybe, i was thinking the same. OMG, we need Mulder and Scully here... and i still need a new ca...
by _MarcoM_
Sun Aug 21, 2011 1:53 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II
Replies: 177
Views: 89518

Re: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II

It might be ok for my needs... a modest gaming machine with 250W max power consumption, maybe 200W. Minimum size for ATX, not yet another transformer-like case but a classy one, not huge, no grids-for-dust everywhere. Positive pressure is possible, no acoustic foam is needed. Apart from it, what els...
by _MarcoM_
Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:39 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II
Replies: 177
Views: 89518

Re: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II

Top vent with fine mesh for optimal PSU air intake Now that makes this case a bit more attractive. Now it's possible to build a positive pressure system since the PSU has its separate intake. But no word on filtered PSU intake? The top vent is visible here. Why hasn't it been shown before? I think ...
by _MarcoM_
Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:33 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II
Replies: 177
Views: 89518

Re: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II

An updated page, Solo II incoming? Antec Solo II

"Removable PSU support beam
Top vent with fine mesh for optimal PSU air intake"


:roll:
by _MarcoM_
Sun Jul 31, 2011 5:52 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: The case of the damned case, AKA the ballad of sad PSU
Replies: 4
Views: 1221

Re: The case of the damned case, AKA the ballad of sad PSU

Thank you for the help mates, the fortress seems a good choice. The raven series seems a good choice too, even if ugly. They can be placed on the floor, which probably i will.
by _MarcoM_
Fri Jul 29, 2011 4:12 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: The case of the damned case, AKA the ballad of sad PSU
Replies: 4
Views: 1221

The case of the damned case, AKA the ballad of sad PSU

Prologue: after 3 years, my psu is almost dead. Sometimes i can see sparkle when powered on, and this thing smell of burning rubber... yet another dead psu in my IT life, i have a cemetery full of psu damaged over the years, due to too much heat over the long term. PSU on top don't work more for a ...
by _MarcoM_
Mon Jul 04, 2011 8:14 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Silent Gaming PC - Tips?
Replies: 4
Views: 973

Re: Silent Gaming PC - Tips?

+1 for SSD Intel 510 or 320 series, it's a more reliable choice.
by _MarcoM_
Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:10 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: amd llano a8 system beats intel i3 2100 system in idle power
Replies: 22
Views: 4087

Re: amd llano a8 system beats intel i3 2100 system in idle p

Ok folks, my english in not that good (really), someone explain me this: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/amd-a8-3850-llano,2975-2.html "By default, Llano wants to be the primary output. So, when you configure your BIOS, set up Windows, and get drivers installed, AMD says use the APU’s outputs. I...
by _MarcoM_
Sat Jun 04, 2011 12:45 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II
Replies: 177
Views: 89518

Re: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II

For my needs, so IMHO, i can't see a good case (white, hell yeah i said it, WHITE!) in Antec list.

The only thing that unites this SoloII to the P150/Solo series is the name.
by _MarcoM_
Wed Jun 01, 2011 5:07 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II
Replies: 177
Views: 89518

Re: I give you the ANTEC SOLO II

So my White Beauty doesn't have a successor, right? I'll wait for a P150 II, or a Solo II or III white edition :roll:
by _MarcoM_
Tue Dec 28, 2010 12:45 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Silent Mid Gaming PC Build Guide
Replies: 56
Views: 37041

Re: Silent Mid Gaming PC Build Guide

Based on the power consumption (@stock speed) reported in this guide, is it possible to build a similar gaming system with my actual PSU?
by _MarcoM_
Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:38 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: A "little" AMD Phenom II upgrade, 425W for the job
Replies: 5
Views: 700

Re: A "little" AMD Phenom II upgrade, 425W for the job

Actually i'm using a Noctua NH-U9B 92mm fan. It work with socket AM3, too.
It's not a 120/140mm fan equipped, but i think it will be enough, anyway nobody reach 100% wattage on the cpu. Bench apart :)
by _MarcoM_
Tue Nov 30, 2010 5:03 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: A "little" AMD Phenom II upgrade, 425W for the job
Replies: 5
Views: 700

Re: A "little" AMD Phenom II upgrade, 425W for the job

Thank you very much for the explanation, you were a great help :)
I am happy not having to change power supply, too :mrgreen:
by _MarcoM_
Mon Nov 29, 2010 5:10 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: A "little" AMD Phenom II upgrade, 425W for the job
Replies: 5
Views: 700

A "little" AMD Phenom II upgrade, 425W for the job

Hi folks! :mrgreen: I want to do a platform upgrade in my P150, i think i will buy new ram+cpu+motherboard. I have enough money only for these components. I'm thinking about AMD Phenom II X4 955 - Black Edition (dunno if step c2 or c3, i can't choose during the shopping), a motherboard Asus M4A89GTD...
by _MarcoM_
Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:17 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 very silent and not even vapor-x ?
Replies: 80
Views: 35709

Re: Sapphire Radeon HD 6850 very silent and not even vapor-x

Scoop wrote:Just got my Sapphire 6850 1GB today and man was happily surprised there was a 1.8m HDMI-cable included. And the performance is awesome compared to my old Radeon 3850. I'm loving it.
What about noise? :mrgreen: