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by puscifer
Tue May 25, 2010 7:55 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2TB "Green" HDD: Samsung or Western Digital?
Replies: 19
Views: 8137

What about reviews/tests? I'm between these two also..

Whats your performance on the EARS version?
by puscifer
Wed Sep 05, 2007 5:46 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD AV 500GB (WD5000AVJS)
Replies: 0
Views: 1261

WD AV 500GB (WD5000AVJS)

Can anyone shed some light on this drive? I've still to read a review but i'm wondering if it's quieter than the HD501LJ. It's going on a 24/7 system that i use for tv/movies and music and some gaming. Are there any improvements on the long run over the sammy? With reliability in mind, if it saves m...
by puscifer
Sat Jul 07, 2007 6:16 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Ultra-cooled Gigabyte P35-DQ6 overheating? How can this be?
Replies: 20
Views: 7314

I got a similar setup, P35-DS4 and HX520 in a P180B with a noctua 800rpm on the back, another on the lower cage and a scythe 1200 on the middle cage on brackets over my passive gainward 8600gt, all undervolted with speedfan. The northbridge boots at about 40 and idles at 45 although when i overclock...
by puscifer
Sat Jun 30, 2007 5:26 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Will the Ninja Fit in a Gigabyte P35 DS4 mobo??
Replies: 4
Views: 2045

Ninja fits on the P35-DS4 perfectly although it barely clears from the 1st mem module when you install the fan, so careful with which heat-spreaders you pair with it, unless you go fanless. My temps are good so i just took the fan out. The mobo itself is great although the DS3R is the same just with...
by puscifer
Thu Jun 28, 2007 10:15 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Large drive review
Replies: 2
Views: 4518

I'm waiting eagerly for a review like that, although I still need to find a Sammy F1 in retail, it's bound to be good with the 3 platter design and i really can't wait anymore, 2x200 maxtor diamondmax just don't cut it.
by puscifer
Tue Jun 19, 2007 6:22 am
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: Logitech VX Revolution Mouse
Replies: 13
Views: 17601

You said it was quiet (i assume you mean clicking) but how's the wheel noise? I was thinking of gettin a thanko although i havent found one yet. It's for upgrading an mx700 so i hope it will fair well in a desktop environment.
by puscifer
Sat Jun 16, 2007 2:13 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Suitability of new P35 chipset motherboards for a Silent PC
Replies: 63
Views: 31259

Sorry to hear that. Does it happen at stock speed too? Happens whenever theres activity on hdds, dvdr and morphs into humming when i play some games although that might be my hi-fi amp. Tried it with headphones too, don't worry :]. It's a kind of scratching alot of people report from when there's a...
by puscifer
Sat Jun 16, 2007 8:33 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: P35-DS4 codec noise
Replies: 0
Views: 2430

P35-DS4 codec noise

I'm gettin huge noise on the ALC889a codec that comes with the board. I know it must be interference between the corsair hx520 and board/hdds/dvdr cuz as soon as windows starts so does the noise and if the hdds are active it increases and stops briefly if windows freezes. I've tried without fans (br...
by puscifer
Sat Jun 16, 2007 2:54 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: [Interesting] thing about Noctua NF S-12 1200 RPM
Replies: 9
Views: 2922

It's most probably the blade design, it howls thru the top blow holes on the p180 when blowing in and either on the bottom cage or the top middle one (w/ brackets), if it's maxed to 920 with speedfan (2x800 here), the frequency is the same. Something in the middle registry, 600-900Hz'ish if i had to...
by puscifer
Sat Jun 16, 2007 2:43 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Speedfan automatic fan speeds?
Replies: 10
Views: 6138

is there a way for speedfan to include vga temps? i wanted to cool my passive gainward 8600gt silentfx with the top cage fan on the p180 but theres no way to install the diode on speedfan, is there?
by puscifer
Thu Jun 14, 2007 2:29 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: turning off my 8600 GTS
Replies: 7
Views: 2951

If there were something like that it would be awesome for my Gainward 8600GT SilenFX, not only to save on electricity and minimize heat but also to save the card a bit, although I'm pretty sure theres nothing that does that. You can underclock the core with an app that allows it although one bad thi...
by puscifer
Thu Jun 14, 2007 6:07 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung F1 series hard drives w/1TB model
Replies: 394
Views: 303670

Im eagerly waiting reviews on this drive! Although I'll bet it will retail here for 300€, like the hitachi at 365€. :/ With 3 brands doing 1TB now, when will WD come up with one?
by puscifer
Wed Jun 13, 2007 8:21 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Gigabyte motherboard fan control?
Replies: 6
Views: 2749

I got a P35-DS4 so i don't know if this applies although i went into advanced and configured the PWM on the IT8712F to software controlled with no results, i still get rpms on only one and its reading 675000! Guess i'll have to wait for support for P35 :/
by puscifer
Fri Jun 01, 2007 5:58 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Suitability of new P35 chipset motherboards for a Silent PC
Replies: 63
Views: 31259

Just got a DS4 myself and its not bad. CPU volts go way down (further than 1.1). I've got a E2140 doing 2.66Ghz with 1.2 (1.15~.17 on mb sensor) for everyday use. What i'm not at all happy with is the onboard sound, its sending out all kinds of interference noise whenever i move the mouse or open a ...
by puscifer
Fri May 04, 2007 4:45 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Lowest power consumption for DivX encoding
Replies: 35
Views: 27765

Just hope penryn really comes in june or july. The power states on that thing are crazy, a real must for 24/7 systems. I was about to get a 965 Infinity when the P35 asus boards start to appear. I'll probably get the new DS3 gigabyte.. that and the 256bits 8600! With zalman VFM100, that would be awe...
by puscifer
Mon Apr 23, 2007 5:21 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Silent 8600GTS announced
Replies: 42
Views: 20161

But for games we still cant find any decent (silent) bang for buck in the middle sector. the only option is to wait for the 8800 GS and the Zalman VNF100 as i bet no one will remember to put a passive cooler on it.
by puscifer
Sat Apr 21, 2007 7:05 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Keyboard question...
Replies: 2
Views: 2087

When will logitech make a noiseless keyboard? they sure have well-built ones although they never get around to make keystrokes a bit silent, along with mouse clicks.
by puscifer
Sun Apr 15, 2007 12:30 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: The new passive king: Gainward BLISS 7600GT SilentFX
Replies: 17
Views: 8574

It's exactly the same cooler as XFX 7600 GT Fatal1ty. Hope Gigabyte 8600GTS doesn't get much higher than 250$ although i hope the new Zalman VNF100 fits on a 8600GT(S).


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by puscifer
Sun Apr 15, 2007 6:11 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD5000KS vs WD5000AAKS
Replies: 67
Views: 88446

The AAKS is the KS only with 166GB platters instead of 133. The RE2 are dedicated raid drives with better warranty, which i hope they manage to make soon with 166GB platters.
by puscifer
Tue Apr 03, 2007 8:43 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: P5B-DX | HR-05 Plus Ninja Does It Fit?
Replies: 7
Views: 2858

I'm between P5N-E SLI and the P5B-E Premium Vista. Gonna be a tuff choice.. although the premium is expensive it will probably last longer (and has 2xlan) but the P5N has SLI which i might use seeing i'll be gettin a cheap dx10 card. The bigger problem would be oc capabilities. I'm gettin some PROmo...
by puscifer
Fri Mar 02, 2007 4:06 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD5000KS vs WD5000AAKS
Replies: 67
Views: 88446

Even the 160GB AAKS probably wont beat it, cuz you'll have to get 6 instead of 2 500GB ones.. Although i'd really like to know how their performance compares. Now i know im sayin it twice, but i really cant wait for a YS series with 166 platters..
by puscifer
Fri Mar 02, 2007 2:31 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD5000KS vs WD5000AAKS
Replies: 67
Views: 88446

One thing i noticed with my 2 reasonably loud maxtors on the P180 is that they sound quieter in the upper cage, the lower one gives out more vibration. It's a shame to hear these AAKS still make some idle noise.. hdds are really the noisiest component we can find in a silent system and we cant do an...
by puscifer
Fri Feb 16, 2007 2:38 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung HD501LJ
Replies: 123
Views: 137306

I really need to know how the noise compares between the 5000YS and the HD501LJ. Some people noted high-pitch idle in both and while seek sound is also an issue, any noticable highs will also be, seeing I keep my P180 pretty 'open-air'. Can anybody who got a chance to try both in a silent environmen...
by puscifer
Mon Jan 15, 2007 6:00 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: [Yet another] Request for advice on a new system
Replies: 10
Views: 2801

You're right about the phantom, best bet would be a Corsair HX520w or a Seasonic S12+ 550w. Can't go wrong with those. I got a Corsair on my P180B and its awesome. After you get it you'll mess around with fan positioning and you'll see that best cooling for HDs and cpu is with the two top fans and o...
by puscifer
Mon Jan 08, 2007 7:42 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice needed on new DAW!
Replies: 4
Views: 1984

I have a P180 and the Corsair HX520W and its running my Athlon nice and cool. I also swapped the fans for noctua 800rpms and plan to undervolt when i move to a capable conroe board, if the ninja i have allows it. The gfx card i chose will have a great influence in heat so i'll probably just go with ...
by puscifer
Tue Dec 12, 2006 4:38 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: THE end all most quiet keyboard EVER! (from IBM nonetheless)
Replies: 62
Views: 96305

Both the Thanko silent keyboard and mouse look to be quiet enough for some apartment night surfing, shame i can't find the pack in any store around..
by puscifer
Tue Dec 05, 2006 8:50 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's Fan Round-Up #2: 120mm Fans
Replies: 189
Views: 150183

I've recently bought a P180B and as you can see by the link, the way its encloused in a wood cabinet makes it tricky to buy fans. The three Tri-Cool do great with some tinkering (one in the back, one in front of the middle cage since its where the hdds rattle less and cool better, and one in front o...
by puscifer
Thu Nov 30, 2006 8:06 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's Fan Round-Up #2: 120mm Fans
Replies: 189
Views: 150183

It would been cool to see SILENX iXtrema pro reviewed, haven't seen a single decent review yet and these are not only hard to find but expensive as hell, its difficult to spend wisely in such hyped and subjective area of market.
by puscifer
Wed Nov 29, 2006 5:37 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P180: A visual tour
Replies: 224
Views: 160740

I have run the tricools at 7V with the power connector pins swapped around. It then does not run on the low setting; I have to admit i don't reall what happens at the mid setting... Im assuming from the recent 120mm test that on low its @5v (although the P180 manual mentioned one of the fans had di...
by puscifer
Tue Nov 28, 2006 6:27 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P180: A visual tour
Replies: 224
Views: 160740

Did anyone found a way to control the tri-cool fans? People say the sleeve system isn't good for durability but i dont mind their sound much at low setting, i was wondering if i could slow them down even more.. can i use speedfan on the newer boards or do i need a hardware controller with these non-...