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by gforcefan
Tue Dec 18, 2007 2:01 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HardOcp does 8800gt coolers
Replies: 11
Views: 3450

HardOcp does 8800gt coolers

Here is a link to the sound page: http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/article.html?art=MTQyMywxMiwsaGVudGh1c2lhc3Q= Here is a link to the first page: http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/article.html?art=MTQyMywxLCxoZW50aHVzaWFzdA== Unfortunately they don't test the ac accelero, but of those tested they like the...
by gforcefan
Thu Nov 29, 2007 2:26 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800GTS (new g92) v. 8800GT v. ATI 3870 sound levels
Replies: 10
Views: 4586

Re: 8800GTS (new g92) v. 8800GT v. ATI 3870 sound levels

As for loudness: the 8800GT is pretty silent as long as the fan is at <30% capacity, which is 1600ish rpm i think. But when that fanspeed starts ramping up, it gets ugly. With the fan locked at 30% my card gets about 85C, which is pretty hot and on top of that, it dumps nearly all that heat straigh...
by gforcefan
Thu Nov 29, 2007 7:30 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 8800GTS (new g92) v. 8800GT v. ATI 3870 sound levels
Replies: 10
Views: 4586

8800GTS (new g92) v. 8800GT v. ATI 3870 sound levels

FYI, also included is old 8800gts 320, and 2900xt. The next page also has power measurements: http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/1234/15 Maybe not the best tests ever, but good enough to get a good idea of how they perform relative to each other. The 8800gt and 2900xt are terrible, the rest are prett...
by gforcefan
Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Creative X-Fi XtremeGamer...so good that...?
Replies: 9
Views: 2490

unless you are using a mic, try disabling the mic in volume control. this may eliminate the ticks.
by gforcefan
Wed Nov 14, 2007 2:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Bluefront: Texas man shoots intruder after parrot's warning
Replies: 39
Views: 11232

In America, including the Texas, the law is pretty universal. If you are outside your home, you cannot use deadly force if you can avoid - even to protect property. You can use deadly force to protect yourself or someone if the threat is grave (murder, rape, etc.). However, if you are IN your own ho...
by gforcefan
Mon Nov 12, 2007 1:27 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair 1000W PSU
Replies: 23
Views: 8453

I don't blame corsair, but dumb users and "experts" who don't know what they are talking about. Corsair is a company that wants to make money - if they don't have a product in a given market segment, then they are losing money. If newbie x reads on a forum that he needs an 850 watt or higher psu for...
by gforcefan
Wed Nov 07, 2007 12:38 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New Corsair 750W PSU - single 12V rail @ 60A
Replies: 37
Views: 15192

With all this talk about how much power is really needed, I think some people missed an important point. Sometimes people *need* to buy a new psu. And for me at least, the cost of the 750 is virtually the same as the 620. I have an old 520 Modstream which is starting to make various noises and I hav...
by gforcefan
Thu Nov 01, 2007 11:51 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New Corsair 750W PSU - single 12V rail @ 60A
Replies: 37
Views: 15192

considering that both are seasonic-made, that's hopefully what it is. The TX750 is Channel Well made... the VX450 and the two HX models are the Seasonics. Yes, the tx750 is not seasonic. http://www.hardocp.com/article.html?art=MTQwMywsLGhlbnRodXNpYXN0 I would love to have a spcr review because I ca...
by gforcefan
Thu Oct 11, 2007 12:38 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: New York Times Story on Quiet Computing
Replies: 20
Views: 24014

Congrats!

The NYT is still one of the most read newspapers in the world - so a mention there is bigtime (reporting accuracy issues aside).
by gforcefan
Tue Oct 09, 2007 9:49 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: scandinavians
Replies: 62
Views: 21798

I am American with some Finnish ancestry. I figure the Finns like silent computing because they talk so little they can hear all the other noise around them. My (Finnish) Grandmother use to say that Finns speak English so well because Finnish is too hard! For a wedding anniversary one of these years...
by gforcefan
Fri Oct 05, 2007 7:47 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: SPCR gets shout out @ HardOcp PSU Roundup
Replies: 9
Views: 3321

Hello, They do mention (at least) the efficiency of each unit, but they do not mention the noise levels, AFAICS. In their defense, they have mentioned in previous articles that although they do quick listen tests, they are not really setup to do quality noise tests. So it is probably better when an...
by gforcefan
Thu Oct 04, 2007 6:54 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: SPCR gets shout out @ HardOcp PSU Roundup
Replies: 9
Views: 3321

SPCR gets shout out @ HardOcp PSU Roundup

http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/article.h ... h1c2lhc3Q=

"Certainly there are a few other great resources on the Web for PSU reviews like JonnyGuru, PCPer, and SPCR."

They review $50 psu's - not suprisingly, they are not so good for enthusiast systems.
by gforcefan
Thu Sep 13, 2007 12:01 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Best high air flow low noise case for high end system
Replies: 50
Views: 15767

No, you are missing the point... the drive itself has an AES encryption device on it. Only the standard ATA password is required to activate it, TPM is not. Mojo, just fyi, seagate is about to come out with 3.5 inch drives with the encryption (it case that changes your plans at all). http://www.sea...
by gforcefan
Thu Aug 30, 2007 8:44 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: S12-330 has bad -5V line --- should I worry?
Replies: 20
Views: 6155

This is such a coincidence it is scary. I was going to post the same question today. My sister's psu went this weekend, I just replaced it with an antec earthwatts 380 - cause a local store had it on sale for $30! When I booted up, got the same -5v error. Told motherboard to ignore. Her system - PII...
by gforcefan
Mon Aug 20, 2007 7:20 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Upcoming Geforce 9800 G92 to be really quiet...
Replies: 9
Views: 3929

TBH nothing I read in that article said to me that GF9800 was going to be quiet with stock cooling. Quieter than 8800GTX isn't difficult (I have one in my dual-processor workstation at work and I can hear if over the six Nexus 80's it has in it). The 8800GTS isn't remotely quiet either (can't speak...
by gforcefan
Mon Aug 20, 2007 6:41 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Will a 8800 GTS fit in an Antec Fusion case ?
Replies: 6
Views: 3171

Hum, thank you very very much beefy for that report ! 85 degrees is madness to me, isnt'it ? the card, even at 0 degrees won't stand long at that pace. Or am I wrong regarding beared temps by GPU ? thanks anyone for any comment or help or cooling that board. Aftermarket coolers don't even exist tha...
by gforcefan
Fri Aug 17, 2007 4:59 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Upcoming Geforce 9800 G92 to be really quiet...
Replies: 9
Views: 3929

I was just going to post the same link. As you said be cautious with the inquirer. However, given the performance/noise ratio of the 8800 line, I am optimistic.
by gforcefan
Thu Jul 26, 2007 10:11 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet, not silent advice for a power machine
Replies: 10
Views: 3222

evga sells in Europe -- and I would really recommend that brand if possible. evga has a real lifetime warranty, not "lifetime" of the card (i.e. until they stop making it). They even let you overclock without voiding warranty. Also, a 90 step-up. If they come out with a newer model within 90 days, y...
by gforcefan
Wed Jul 25, 2007 5:56 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New Quiet Gaming PC. Any advice?
Replies: 20
Views: 4811

And the 8800gts is quieter than the ati 1950. You can get at least two versions of 1950 Passive cooled. From Club 3D and Powercolour. Maybe from other manufacturers. But those two at least have passive cooled X1950's. I stand corrected. I was thinking of the normal, stock versions - not the special...
by gforcefan
Tue Jul 24, 2007 11:39 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Raptor/8800/Vista issue... ideas?
Replies: 7
Views: 2495

Don't ask me why, but my 8800gts, vista and 150 raptor work fine. Maybe because I dual boot or have a Uli chipset? To op, there are threads all over the internet - many people are experiencing these problems, while many others are not. If you really love raptors (like I do), I would give it a try kn...
by gforcefan
Tue Jul 24, 2007 11:36 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New Quiet Gaming PC. Any advice?
Replies: 20
Views: 4811

You really should think about the 8800gts for a game machine. D10 is already here - play the d10 version of Call of Juarez (on the American dvd, not UK or European versions) and then the d9 and you will see the difference. There are good deals on the both the 320 and 640 versions. The 8600s gets ham...
by gforcefan
Sun Jul 15, 2007 2:01 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Anandtech to Review Power Supplies
Replies: 22
Views: 7079

On the first page I knew it would be terrible when the author starts talking about a single rail versus multiple rails and Intel's design specs. If you are doing a "review" for a large website, either find out the correct information, indicate that you will find out and update the article appropriat...
by gforcefan
Thu Jul 12, 2007 11:03 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Anandtech to Review Power Supplies
Replies: 22
Views: 7079

Thanks Mike. I learn a lot reading the articles and posts here - that is why I am always lurking. It will be interesting to see their results once they test a few psu's (especially if they review units that were also reviewed here).
by gforcefan
Thu Jul 12, 2007 8:18 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Anandtech to Review Power Supplies
Replies: 22
Views: 7079

Anandtech to Review Power Supplies

There is a long article about the methodology they will use. Here is a link to the portion of the article regarding how they will test/evaluate fan speed and noise. http://www.anandtech.com/casecoolingpsus/showdoc.aspx?i=3021&p=7 A big thanks to SPCR because a couple of years ago big sites ignored s...
by gforcefan
Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:41 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New "OCZ" stealth PSU.
Replies: 11
Views: 4852

That is why we wait and see - you don't know until the product is actually out there.

But what I particularly liked about this psu, is the LACK of bling. It doesn't mean it will necessarily be quiet, but I took that to be a good first sign.
by gforcefan
Tue Apr 24, 2007 6:13 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New "OCZ" stealth PSU.
Replies: 11
Views: 4852

New "OCZ" stealth PSU.

http://www.ocztechnology.com/aboutocz/press/2007/213 Wonder who makes it? Can't wait for a silentpc review. Here is a hopefully truthful highlight: Designed for the value-minded consumer seeking simple, quiet performance, the StealthXStream includes OCZ’s acclaimed reliability and feature-sets wit...
by gforcefan
Thu Mar 15, 2007 12:18 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair 620 Review @ Hard OCP
Replies: 2
Views: 3489

Corsair 620 Review @ Hard OCP

http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/article.html?art=MTMwMSwxLCxoZW50aHVzaWFzdA== Their first couple of review of PSU's have been pretty good. I have added them to my short list of trusted sites (with spcr of course). They don't take a low noise approach pre se, but they test well. And they do mention the...
by gforcefan
Wed Sep 27, 2006 1:02 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Google to push for more electrical efficiency in PCs
Replies: 6
Views: 3863

Google to push for more electrical efficiency in PCs

Hey All, I'm a long time reader, but never registered before. I saw this article and was suprized no one mentioned it here. http://news.com.com/Google+to+push+for+more+electrical+efficiency+in+PCs/2100-1003_3-6119506.html?tag=nefd.top I thought the readers here would especially like this part: Both ...