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by glas
Fri Sep 12, 2014 8:26 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Please help me to select my next Radeon - upgrading 5670
Replies: 10
Views: 3814

Re: Please help me to select my next Radeon - upgrading 5670

I probably want to stay away from refurbished cards.

My biggest concern is whether this dual slot cards actually would fit. I think this is my case:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZj9oh1UlHo
Also, the passive heatsink would be at the bottom.
by glas
Sun Aug 31, 2014 9:36 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Please help me to select my next Radeon - upgrading 5670
Replies: 10
Views: 3814

Re: Please help me to select my next Radeon - upgrading 5670

Thanks for all the help.

Looks like I might have an issue with my XPS 9100 case with cards that have an overlapping heatsink.
I think I should be OK with a dual slot card.
by glas
Sun Aug 31, 2014 5:36 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Please help me to select my next Radeon - upgrading 5670
Replies: 10
Views: 3814

Re: Please help me to select my next Radeon - upgrading 5670

I could not find a silent 6670 that is still in stock. However, I found some with fan, like this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150712 Not sure how bad the fan noise would be. As for 7750's, this one? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150612 I am...
by glas
Sat Aug 30, 2014 4:13 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Please help me to select my next Radeon - upgrading 5670
Replies: 10
Views: 3814

Re: Please help me to select my next Radeon - upgrading 5670

No gaming.

Maybe watch a HD movie. Maybe some video editing.

CPU is a i7 930 @2.8Ghz

How do the 6670 stack up with noise and power usage?
by glas
Sat Aug 30, 2014 12:43 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Please help me to select my next Radeon - upgrading 5670
Replies: 10
Views: 3814

Please help me to select my next Radeon - upgrading 5670

I have a AMD 5670 that is causing some issues. Therefore, I am looking to get a new AMD card. I am looking for a slight upgrade in performance as well. A silent card would be nice. I found that the 6450 from different vendors as a silent model. I am really not sure if this card is actually faster as...
by glas
Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:33 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Looking for help to choose 3TB or 4TB drive
Replies: 7
Views: 4608

Re: Looking for help to choose 3TB or 4TB drive

Thanks. Just ordered one. Goes for $177 today...
by glas
Sat Apr 13, 2013 3:08 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Looking for help to choose 3TB or 4TB drive
Replies: 7
Views: 4608

Looking for help to choose 3TB or 4TB drive

I want to add a large drive to my server. 3TB or more.
Are there any good 4TB's out yet?
by glas
Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:37 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Looking for good silent DAS or NAS - 2 or 4 bay.
Replies: 1
Views: 4727

Looking for good silent DAS or NAS - 2 or 4 bay.

I have currently a SansDigital DAS (8 bay) with a SATA RAID card in a PC.
I have been playing around trying to make it more silent. However, I would like to upgrade to something that is near silent out of the box, reliable, and simple.
Where should I start looking?
by glas
Thu Feb 04, 2010 6:01 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Looking for CPU cooler help for my Silverstone LC17 HTPC
Replies: 3
Views: 1246

I'm confused wheter I evens should get a different CPU cooler. According to this it appears that the stock fan is not all that bad from a noise level:
http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.c ... 132&page=4

Is this true? It seems my setup currently producses more noise than my old one.
by glas
Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:04 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Looking for CPU cooler help for my Silverstone LC17 HTPC
Replies: 3
Views: 1246

This is a nice cooler. I'm somehow tempted to make better use of the screen on the side of the case. The location would also allow to install a fan. See middle of page: http://www.silentpcreview.com/article772-page3.html Would it make sense to install a fan on the screen and have a a cooler with no ...
by glas
Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:31 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Looking for CPU cooler help for my Silverstone LC17 HTPC
Replies: 3
Views: 1246

Looking for CPU cooler help for my Silverstone LC17 HTPC

I have a Silverstone LC17 case, with a Intel 2.93GHz E7500 CPU (775 socket) on a Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P P45 775 R mobo. I'm looking for some help to find a good CPU cooler that also fits. So, for example I'm wondering if I should get a cooler with a fan mounted to the side due to the vent opening nea...
by glas
Sat Jan 23, 2010 11:25 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Dumb noob CPU fan speed control question
Replies: 12
Views: 3172

Sorry, to hijack this thread. But I have similar questions about my GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P and how to connect the case fans to it. Basically two 3pin exhaust and one 3pin intake. I'm somewhat unsure how I was supposed to use the mobo connectors for my fans. Or if I should simply connect them directly...
by glas
Mon Dec 07, 2009 5:45 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Looking for some help picking a HTPC PSU
Replies: 7
Views: 1714

No, this will not be a gaming machine. Just Blue Ray playback and HD TV recording/playback.

The only reason why I even consider a 5x is due to its bit streaming capability (for audio).
by glas
Sun Dec 06, 2009 11:44 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Looking for some help picking a HTPC PSU
Replies: 7
Views: 1714

Looking for some help picking a HTPC PSU

I'm in the process of assembling my HTPC#3. I will be running: - Intel Core2 Duo E7500 Wolfdale 2.93GHz 3MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Graphics, not sure yet, could be a 5xxx ATI - 2 HD - 1 BD - possibly 2 tuner cards at some point. So I figured 400W could be enough. On the other han...
by glas
Sun Apr 05, 2009 2:21 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Filter material for PC front
Replies: 2
Views: 2871

Filter material for PC front

Hi,

I noticed that bout my Dell 310 and my

are rather "open" in the front. I was hoping to put in some filter material.
Has anyone done that? I found this with google:
http://www.purapc.com/store/PuraPC_filters.html
It can be cut to size. Has anyone used it? Or something similar?
by glas
Sat Mar 28, 2009 12:11 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Looking [for] thin dampening mats
Replies: 5
Views: 1920

Looking [for] thin dampening mats

Hi,

What is an affordable dampening mat material that I could get for my external drive case? It needs to be thin as the covers have not much clearance with internals.
by glas
Sat Mar 28, 2009 12:08 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Dell Poweredge T100 - noisier than I thought...
Replies: 12
Views: 10128

Is there a chance that I find a quieter replacement fan?

The original:
NMB-MAT Y4574
Model 4715KL-04W-B56
12V 1.3A
Minebea-Matsushita
3600RMP 130CFM
50dB Ball Bearings with Thermoplastic Frame and Impeller
by glas
Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:49 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: noctua nf-p12 only for CPU cooling or also as a case fan?
Replies: 3
Views: 2400

Yes, in fact I used the madshrimps review as my basis. The Nexus doesn't seem to rank high in this particular review. I want to replace a "On G Hua" HA1225L12S-Z, 12VDC, 0.33 A. Which is very loud and powerful at full speed. I did a google for "HA1225L12S-Z CFM" which came up with one hit on a Russi...
by glas
Thu Mar 19, 2009 5:57 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: noctua nf-p12 only for CPU cooling or also as a case fan?
Replies: 3
Views: 2400

noctua nf-p12 only for CPU cooling or also as a case fan?

Hi,

When I compared airflow (CFM) to noise (dBa) I came across the noctua nf-p12. It has the lowest noise rating at the desired CFM.
However, the model seems to be described as a CPU cooler (vortex pressure).
Will it work well as a case exhaust?
by glas
Sun Mar 15, 2009 3:12 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Max safe temp for hard drives?
Replies: 103
Views: 308056

Where does the SMART temp sensor measure the temperature? I'm using an external RAID case (SansDigital Towerraid TRM8) which for some reason prevents me from reading the SMART values. As I'm in the process of reducing the noise from the cooling fan I would like to double check the result. My approac...
by glas
Thu Mar 12, 2009 6:19 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What is the quietest ~1TB drive?
Replies: 13
Views: 4677

Looks like the wd10eads is almost cheaper (shipping, tax included). I was not sure if cache has a positive or negative impact on a raid setup.
Alos, it looks like 2 x 1.5TB is still more expensive than 3 x 1TB?
by glas
Thu Mar 12, 2009 4:28 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What is the quietest ~1TB drive?
Replies: 13
Views: 4677

WD10EACS?
by glas
Thu Mar 12, 2009 4:26 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Got SansDigital TRM8 - need help to silence it
Replies: 6
Views: 2302

Sorry, I don't know what I was thinking... didn't see the link initially.... So, as far as fans with integrated temp control: should I go for the ANtec or Thermaltake? I found a couple of external fan controllers. Most seem to be fixed speed and/or to big for my mini case. The pyrmaid however seems ...
by glas
Wed Mar 11, 2009 6:32 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What is the quietest ~1TB drive?
Replies: 13
Views: 4677

What is the quietest ~1TB drive?

I'm looking to get some 1TB (+/-) drives. Which ones are the quietest (idle) these days? WD Green?
by glas
Wed Mar 11, 2009 5:28 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Looking for 120mm fan - temperature controlled
Replies: 0
Views: 909

Looking for 120mm fan - temperature controlled

I think I might have posted in the wrong area. Here is my thread: http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=52851 I'm looking for advice on how much cooling (CFM) I need for 8 drives and a 300 W power supply - no CPU or other components. I'm looking for a 120mm fan that has either integra...
by glas
Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:36 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Got SansDigital TRM8 - need help to silence it
Replies: 6
Views: 2302

Yes, I was thinking toi get either a fan with integrated temp control or an external one. I think it would be best if I could place a temp sensor near the drives. Not sure if there is such a solution. In any case, what type of fan should I pick as far as the air movement? What should be enough for 8...
by glas
Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:00 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Got SansDigital TRM8 - need help to silence it
Replies: 6
Views: 2302

Got SansDigital TRM8 - need help to silence it

Hi,

I got a SansDigital TRM8 Towerraid box. It is extremely loud! The 120 fan is spinning at full speed. It has only 2 wires. Therefore no fan control. On top of all it has LED's.
Could you recommend a 120 fan that is silent, can work with 2 wires and still adjusts speed based on temp?
by glas
Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:05 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Dell Poweredge T100 - noisier than I thought...
Replies: 12
Views: 10128

I'm postive it is the fan.
by glas
Sat Mar 07, 2009 4:55 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Dell Poweredge T100 - noisier than I thought...
Replies: 12
Views: 10128

Thanks! It works. However, it looks like that the fan speed is in both machines around 820 RPM. Here is what I know: - same fan type - same RPM - similar case - the T100 makes more noise Could it be that they changed the fan design - I guess not likely. The other option is that this case produces mo...
by glas
Sat Mar 07, 2009 7:04 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Dell Poweredge T100 - noisier than I thought...
Replies: 12
Views: 10128

I"m probably going that route. Some remaining questions: Is there a utility that shows RPM on Dell motherboards? I would love to compare between the two PC's. WOuld it make sense to add an filter in the front of the case? What products shoudl I look at? The only difference between the two PC cases i...