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by xan_user
Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Small Footprint Silent Lab PC
Replies: 7
Views: 20211

Re: Small Footprint Silent Lab PC

heh. sweet mike! looks like my PC i built earlier this summer, only mine is on plexi instead of wood.
by xan_user
Sun Jul 24, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Bitumen sheets, Fractal Design
Replies: 22
Views: 8698

Re: Bitumen sheets, Fractal Design

Alexandrus wrote:Also good to see some people still have opinions about stuff they have never tried.
if by never, you mean in the last 10+ years, then yeah you got me pegged.
by xan_user
Sun Jul 24, 2016 4:38 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Bitumen sheets, Fractal Design
Replies: 22
Views: 8698

Re: Bitumen sheets, Fractal Design

good to see the the sound absorption myth/placebo in PC's is still thriving.








cant wait for the upside-down HDD's revolution to make a comeback.... :roll:
by xan_user
Sat Jul 16, 2016 4:45 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Corsair ML series
Replies: 13
Views: 5551

Re: Corsair ML series

Zoide wrote:Spea
quest_for_silence wrote:
wywywywy wrote:Sounds like we have a new KING?
Likely no (TB has a pretty different approach than SPCR).
Speaking of which, there haven't been any new posts/articles on SPCR in over a month.
Is that normal, or is the site dying?

Thanks
SPCR doesnt get to take a summer vacation?
by xan_user
Sat May 28, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Luma Router / mesh network Access Points
Replies: 4
Views: 8131

Re: Luma Router / mesh network Access Points

Ubiquity Access Points to me are best, its enterprise grade hardware at very accessible price points, very easy to setup software. agreed. ubiquiti's mesh is the only one ive seen that actually handles wifi handoffs without a hitch. I install about 2- 3 a week. (just make sure you have updated firm...
by xan_user
Thu May 19, 2016 6:26 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Newbie question - 950 PRO M.2 on an MSI Z97 MPOWER MAX AC
Replies: 11
Views: 4978

Re: Newbie question - 950 PRO M.2 on an MSI Z97 MPOWER MAX A

Thanks for the link and info. Looks like it would be a waste without PCIe 3.0 4x. personally i found it to be a waste even with 3.0 4x. these are meant to be enterprise drives, with tons users/apps accessing the drive at the same time. desktop users dont do enough simultaneous reads/writes for NVMe...
by xan_user
Thu May 19, 2016 5:36 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Newbie question - 950 PRO M.2 on an MSI Z97 MPOWER MAX AC
Replies: 11
Views: 4978

Re: Newbie question - 950 PRO M.2 on an MSI Z97 MPOWER MAX A

graysky wrote: I am currently using an Samsung 840 Pro connected via the SATA port. Thanks!
it will work. but you wont "feel" any actual performance increase over the 840.
by xan_user
Wed May 18, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HTPCs dying inexplicably
Replies: 26
Views: 5820

Re: HTPCs dying inexplicably

@ OP:
my bet is still on lack of ups. the nas may have been lucky, had a better PSU or just on a more robust circuit....who knows.
play it safe. Its good insurance to have a ups for every "important" PC.
by xan_user
Thu May 05, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Quiet ~500W PSU that will fit the Lian Li PC-Q10? (≤150cm)
Replies: 22
Views: 8384

Re: Quiet ~500W PSU that will fit the Lian Li PC-Q10? (≤150c

Ok: I asked because I was curious to know whether it was defective or not (there's a chance it was defective, because I noticed a similar odd behaviour on defective Super Flower and Seasonic units with semi-passive controllers). I found more than a few similar complaints about the noise of the fan ...
by xan_user
Thu May 05, 2016 7:04 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Quiet ~500W PSU that will fit the Lian Li PC-Q10? (≤150cm)
Replies: 22
Views: 8384

Re: Quiet ~500W PSU that will fit the Lian Li PC-Q10? (≤150c

had that silverstone SFX PSU. Did you send it back for RMA procedure, or did you change it with another PSU? returned it and got; http://www.highpower-tech.com/CA/product_page.php?class=20130625152157&id=20140707151110 fan stays on all the time (which i prefer) -not silent, but quiet enough for my ...
by xan_user
Thu May 05, 2016 4:45 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Quiet ~500W PSU that will fit the Lian Li PC-Q10? (≤150cm)
Replies: 22
Views: 8384

Re: Quiet ~500W PSU that will fit the Lian Li PC-Q10? (≤150c

YMMV/
had that silverstone SFX PSU, sent it back due to its fan "rumbling" as it was constantly turning on and off every minute or 2.
by xan_user
Sat Apr 30, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: For those wanting a tip on the 2016 Presidential race
Replies: 9
Views: 4128

Re: For those wanting a tip on the 2016 Presidential race

anyone who would want that job is certifiably insane.
our job is to pick the least crazy one -well those of US in the electoral college that is.
by xan_user
Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Grizwald
Replies: 43
Views: 16338

Re: Silent Grizwald

Nec_V20 wrote:
xan_user wrote:
edh wrote: 61C at 800rpm
ouch.
thanks to edh for distilling this thread's walls o text into one succinct post.
I would strongly suggest that you read the reply I posted to edh before continuing.
no need. "a picture is worth...."
by xan_user
Wed Apr 27, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Grizwald
Replies: 43
Views: 16338

Re: Silent Grizwald

edh wrote: 61C at 800rpm
ouch.
thanks to edh for distilling this thread's walls o text into one succinct post.
by xan_user
Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:51 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Please advise me on a CPU cooler (Low Profile)
Replies: 12
Views: 4797

Re: Please advise me on a CPU cooler (Low Profile)

FWIW i have a low profile coolermaster that SPCR said was crap. I added 4 strips of foam between the fan and cooler, to eliminate fan vibration, and its does just as good as my shuriken @ $10 less.
by xan_user
Fri Apr 22, 2016 4:45 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Unusual setup – case and placement recommendations
Replies: 15
Views: 4141

Re: Unusual setup – case and placement recommendations

quest_for_silence wrote: BTW, xan, how would you hook up the LCD monitor?
hdmi is good to ~50 feet. then you need a repeater/amp. there are also hdmi over cat 5 kits, for much longer distances.
by xan_user
Fri Apr 22, 2016 7:11 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Unusual setup – case and placement recommendations
Replies: 15
Views: 4141

Re: Unusual setup – case and placement recommendations

Putting the PC in the next room isn't possible due to the cable that connects the amplifier to the PC. of course it is possible. I install/service whole home AV and PC servers in central EQ closets locations all the time. you could either get a longer "cable", or put the amp in the next room as wel...
by xan_user
Thu Apr 21, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Unusual setup – case and placement recommendations
Replies: 15
Views: 4141

Re: Unusual setup – case and placement recommendations

PC on floor with pets and or country living = silence nightmare. Those who havent experinced the insides of a comp under those conditions, just dont understand. SSD: 500GB Samsung 850 Evo is my preferred 256GB SSD :) :mrgreen: @ OP, what about a wall-mounted case, or just put your case on a shelf? O...
by xan_user
Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Power DIN/ picoPSU mini-din
Replies: 3
Views: 2361

Re: Power DIN/ picoPSU mini-din

b3nbranch wrote: I'm looking at some level VI ac/dc converters (at CUI.com),
linky to one(s) youre looking at?
by xan_user
Thu Apr 14, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: AMD & Intel 65W Stock Coolers
Replies: 16
Views: 10978

Re: AMD & Intel 65W Stock Coolers

...
I wonder why an SPCR member would be interested in ANY stock cooler info. period.
by xan_user
Mon Apr 11, 2016 4:51 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Quietest Case. Ever.
Replies: 14
Views: 9380

Re: Quietest Case. Ever.

James213 wrote:Hi, what is the quietest case? There must be a number 1.
any case thats placed in another room, away from the user.
by xan_user
Fri Apr 08, 2016 6:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Home internet hardships
Replies: 3
Views: 3176

Re: Home internet hardships

regular consumer wifi suckx ass. and to make things worse, AFAIK a 300n is not real dual band. non dual bands only work well with one wifi device of each frequency at a time. Id get a ubiquiti air router HP and/or a directional nanostation 2.4 and make sure you are not on the same channel as your ne...
by xan_user
Sun Apr 03, 2016 5:50 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Loud seeks on NAS
Replies: 3
Views: 6462

Re: Loud seeks on NAS

I know that I'll have to figure out a server build allowing for drive suspension on a very limited budget. free is always cheapest. http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/download/file.php?id=1178 http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/download/file.php?id=1179 check here fro more ideas, http://www.sil...
by xan_user
Mon Mar 28, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Red 8TB
Replies: 12
Views: 12347

Re: WD Red 8TB

If changing the gas in the drive is a big deal, why not have a vacuum? Surely that would give better benefit? It's not like a hard disk could not be built to withstand the forces of a partial vacuum anyway. floating heads actually require something to float on. the cushion of gas is there to keep t...
by xan_user
Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Replacement fans for CoolerMaster Notepal U2?
Replies: 3
Views: 17241

Re: Replacement fans for CoolerMaster Notepal U2?

usb = 5v -so any fan(s) running off that will need to be able to start consistently at that low voltage.


I would power 2 slim 120 fans from a 12v brick, and use a fanmate for speedcontrol
by xan_user
Thu Mar 24, 2016 8:08 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Red 8TB
Replies: 12
Views: 12347

Re: WD Red 8TB

damn, that book pricing is really tempting... Yeah, they are interesting drives. I'm still waiting for an understandable explanation of why the helium doesn't leave over time. As for the warranty differences, it's probably the cheap PSU in the external drives that fail before the HDD itself. It was ...
by xan_user
Thu Mar 24, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: dampening foam and power supply
Replies: 9
Views: 4787

Re: dampening foam and power supply

if you have empty 5.25 bays, you could duct the PSU intake, from front of case, so that it is isolated from other internal heat sources.
by xan_user
Tue Mar 22, 2016 9:08 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Reduced size E-ATX mid-tower
Replies: 24
Views: 9450

Re: Reduced size E-ATX mid-tower

IMO no off the shelf case will silence that rig enough for sleeping in same room. option a/ build custom case out of wood with well insulated sound baffles option b/ swap components for ones that produce less heat (thus quieter) option c/ move pc to next room, run video, sound and usb cables through...