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by migueld
Wed Mar 04, 2009 5:50 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: new macs!
Replies: 109
Views: 44779

Read the SPCR review for how quiet the Studio is. I was under the same impression that the Studio was super sexy until I found out about the noise. That alone makes it worthless to me. I think the mac mini has got a huge appeal not only for use as a media center, but also as a server, and even as a...
by migueld
Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:18 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: samsung hybrid flash drives
Replies: 6
Views: 2620

I had been looking for these forever... I think they'd make a huge impact on noise and power consumption and I'm really confused as to why these drives aren't being given more exposure to the market. About Vista, yea, you'd need Vista to take advantage of the Flash memory, so it's not just extra cac...
by migueld
Tue Sep 04, 2007 10:17 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Noctua NF-S12-1200 or Nexus fans on Thermochill ?
Replies: 23
Views: 11797

noir wrote:Both are made by

It *seems* like its a 10W version, although I'm not sure as they don't mention it on their page. Would be enough for my small loop anyway :D
I like that little box :) But keep in mind that the DDC 10w is already silent with the plexi top ;)
by migueld
Wed Aug 15, 2007 12:48 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: After all this time, is this still the best we can get?
Replies: 39
Views: 20396

I probably don't fall into the typical silence enthusiast category although silence is my main priority. I want the latest bleeding edge kit (at least when i buy it) and I want it silent. Let me explain. I've already made silent PC's - just use cheap, low power equipment and I'll get it quiet no pr...
by migueld
Tue Aug 14, 2007 1:50 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian Li PC-S80
Replies: 19
Views: 10578

I have no personal experience with the S80 but I did turn down an offer for a sample. I felt it's just too complex and fiddly, with really weird airflow design, to have even a chance of being a good case. Read Dan's Data's review carefully, and you'll get the same sense. He basically says it's no g...
by migueld
Fri Jul 20, 2007 11:22 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommend a Silent Mouse and Keyboard?
Replies: 477
Views: 645873

I found this keyboard to be quieter than any laptop keyboard quieter than any Logitech keyboard I tried and much quieter than the Apple Pro keyboard:
by migueld
Fri Jul 20, 2007 10:52 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: noiseless keyboard and mouse
Replies: 2
Views: 2077

I just bought this Microsoft business keyboard and it's by far one of the quietest I've ever used, it's complete difference from any other Logitech keyboard I've ever used. It doesn't have the typical Logitech clickety sound at all. And it's far softer and quieter than any laptop keyboard I've used ...
by migueld
Mon May 14, 2007 2:57 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: How to choose radiator....
Replies: 11
Views: 8953

By _modded_ Laing you mean the acrylic top? Should I go with the pro or the ultra? The ultra adds 20% flow, but I have no clue if that's needed or wanted or at what price it comes (more noise, heatgeneration). Like you said there are two versions, the 10W and 18W. The 18W is considerably noisier, i...
by migueld
Fri Mar 02, 2007 2:05 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: My Minifridge-Watercooling Idea (Ultimate Dormroom Solution)
Replies: 17
Views: 9931

I'd try a passive rad instead of a regular one, mainly for convenience and I think it could even cool better because there would be a larger metal area exposed to the cold fridge.
by migueld
Sat Jan 20, 2007 4:41 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Quietest 12v pump?
Replies: 62
Views: 62128

echn111 wrote:It was a 12v DDC/MCP350.

Have now replaced the stock top with the acrylic plexitop and am using the top part as the inflow.

Have also soft-mounted it by tossing out the reservoir that came with the kit (which prevented soft-mounting the pump).

It's now quiet!
Welcome to SPCR land :)
by migueld
Mon Jan 15, 2007 8:02 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Swiftech MCP350/Laing DDC, my opinion.[UPDATE with pics]
Replies: 32
Views: 23617

Also, the DDC stops at near 9 volts, so it's a fine line to play around, you can't undervolt that much. I'll agree with that but note that even a small reduction can take the edge off the pump's noise. Much better than 12V! FWIW, my DDC is powered through a Sunbeam Rheobus, and that channel's heats...
by migueld
Mon Jan 15, 2007 7:59 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Swiftech MCP350/Laing DDC, my opinion.[UPDATE with pics]
Replies: 32
Views: 23617

Why don't you guys just get the Petra/Laing DDCT-01? It's better than ALL of the Acrylic tops. Brendan There have been several reports where Petra's top is noisier than Alphacool's acrylic top. So this is a big no for SPCR standards. And, personally I prefer Alphacool's for the looks and the mounti...