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by Faster_Madman
Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:16 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Scythe Setsugen GPU Cooler
Replies: 19
Views: 8527

It ought to be fairly easy to put the fan on the top blowing down on the card with some spacers, like some kind of rubber or foam, or simply use another fan with struts. That way the VRM's should also benefit from the cooler air from the fan.
by Faster_Madman
Sat Jan 30, 2010 7:15 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Modded Case Design (P183)
Replies: 12
Views: 2202

I don't know how hot it gets in Australia but it does seem a bit overkill with all those fans, and probably unnecessary. Also, i wouldn't use silicone for closing different vents in the case. Just some cardboard and duct tape should be more than sufficient and much easier to remove if the need be. G...
by Faster_Madman
Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:52 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: quiet pc plan
Replies: 10
Views: 2056

The plan of moving your system to a new case and PSU seems very attractive, IMO, from what you describe about your current system. That would be my first priority, if i was in your situation. Alternatively, you could start with a new PSU and access the situation from there. Corsair are nice and quit...
by Faster_Madman
Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:07 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1649892

The Mars Volta - Frances the Mute
by Faster_Madman
Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:13 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: HDD upgrade optiond
Replies: 3
Views: 1082

In short, no. If you need to replace the drives it would be more logical to replace them with technologically newer drives. More data density, fewer plates. I would recommend detaching the WD's from the case in some way for now, rubber bands or a bed of foam, soft material, whatever you can think up...
by Faster_Madman
Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:32 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Core i7 DAW advice, please!
Replies: 14
Views: 4040

Building DAW's are never cheap. If it has been 8 years since your last build and more than a couple of years since your last DAW purchase i guess you will be surprised at how much silence you get these days for your money right out of the box, if you're just a little careful choosing the components....
by Faster_Madman
Wed Jan 20, 2010 11:49 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: SSD upgrade (fixed images)
Replies: 5
Views: 3169

Nice! :D

I'm only just a little bit envious.

Those drives are still too expensive for me justify upgrading my OS disk.

I'll hold back for now waiting for cheaper, better even faster SATA3 SSD drives.
by Faster_Madman
Wed Jan 20, 2010 11:29 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD green - really quieter then WD blue?
Replies: 8
Views: 3261

I can't compare the Green WD drives to any notebook drives as i don't have any of those except the old one in my laptop, nor can i tell anything about the power draw but i can tell that the WD15EARS, the 1.5TB 64MB cache kind, that i put in my main rig the other day is significantly quieter than the...
by Faster_Madman
Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:13 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Which is the quietest > 1TB drive today?
Replies: 4
Views: 2172

Thanks, i went out to buy a couple of WD 1.5TB drives today but my hardware pusher was all out of those drives so i will have to wait til monday where he'll get some of the 64MB cache ones. I'm thinking i'm gonna check out the Scythe Quiet Drive boxes, not that i find my current WD5000AAKS or WD6400...
by Faster_Madman
Wed Jan 06, 2010 3:12 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Which is the quietest > 1TB drive today?
Replies: 4
Views: 2172

Which is the quietest > 1TB drive today?

What do we buy these days regarding big storage drives?
WD, Samsung or Seagate?

I just can't sort through all the information.

Please advise me.

Regards.
by Faster_Madman
Thu May 21, 2009 10:55 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice needed on Mobo/Case/CPU cooler
Replies: 10
Views: 2974

Ok, welcome back then. Mobo/HS : I have an Asus P5Q-E with passive heatpipe cooling of the northbridge and the VRMs. On this board i use a Noctua NH-C12P, a topdown HS which i like because it is cooling the passive northbridge and VRMs too. It's very much on the expensive side though but well worth ...
by Faster_Madman
Thu May 21, 2009 7:02 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice needed on Mobo/Case/CPU cooler
Replies: 10
Views: 2974

Welcome to SPCR Well, first of all if you don't mind noise and noisy fans/components you're probably asking the wrong people, as that is what most, if not all of us, primarily care about. However there is a lot of common ground between us PC users anyway, regardless if we use them for gaming, foldin...
by Faster_Madman
Thu May 21, 2009 5:31 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P183: The P182 Gets More Air
Replies: 145
Views: 88506

... does a standard ATX PSU now get *less* air intake ... than in a P180/182? Considering that most PSUs have one fan and it's positioned on the bottom of PSU... It gets substantially more air than before by mounting it with the fan up (which is how I'd mount it in a P182 as well, to store excess c...
by Faster_Madman
Thu May 21, 2009 5:25 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P183: The P182 Gets More Air
Replies: 145
Views: 88506

The p183 would be a boring case if it didn't need any modification. Thanks to Antec for providing the community with yet another splendid case that needs just a little bit of tweaking to accomodate the feinschmeckers amongst us. On another note, is the CP-850 quiet and is it +80 approved? It would h...
by Faster_Madman
Thu Apr 30, 2009 4:48 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Don't walk, run to your nearest store and buy a SSD now.
Replies: 51
Views: 29157

It sounds very enticing ( no pun ) but how do you like the performance of the drive?
I'm contemplating getting a OCZ Vertex drive as i've heard/read that they should be very suited for a primary drive but i'm far from done researching SSDs yet.
by Faster_Madman
Thu Apr 23, 2009 2:45 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: All-In-One build: Server/HTPC/Music+Video Production
Replies: 12
Views: 3149

Will your old PSU support the new mobo ? I'm asking because as i have understood your system specs, your PSU is 7-8 years old. It might be a good idea to get a more efficient one,if that is indeed the case and maybe your old PSU doesn't have all the necessary connections for the new mobo either. Jus...
by Faster_Madman
Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:02 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet, but very hot!
Replies: 11
Views: 2793

My bad

Have you tried reseating the gfx cooler making sure it has good connection with the RAM and VRMs ?
You might need some new thermal pads to assure good connection between the sink and the components.
by Faster_Madman
Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:10 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Quiet, but very hot!
Replies: 11
Views: 2793

I'm guessing that you will need a slow fan on the CPU cooler to get those temps down. The Ati 4870 runs pretty hot and although you get nice temps, for an 4870, with the cooling you've got now, it is probably the heat from the gfx card that heats up your RAM and VRMs so much, at least that would be ...
by Faster_Madman
Wed Apr 22, 2009 8:47 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: "Silent" Gaming PC
Replies: 27
Views: 3866

An ordinary blue drive doesn't really whine at all but there is some vibration. The blue drives are very easy to quiet down in a P182, especially if you only have 1 or 2 drives. I don't think the green drives are fast enough to use as game drives if you play some of the newest games like Crysis 2 an...
by Faster_Madman
Wed Apr 22, 2009 8:12 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: "Silent" Gaming PC
Replies: 27
Views: 3866

I would say the P182 is definitely worth it and it is not really expensive compared to other cases of the same quality, size and air managebility. (sp?)

I wonder though, why you would use a green drive for a gaming rig?
They are supposed to be somewhat slower than blue drives.
by Faster_Madman
Wed Apr 22, 2009 7:43 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: delete
Replies: 0
Views: 782

delete

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by Faster_Madman
Sun Dec 28, 2008 5:06 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: GTX260 System Opinions
Replies: 30
Views: 5845

PSU: Overkill

RAM: Way overkill if you have an MS OS

HD: Many newer SataII drives are nearly as fast as the older Raptor and much cheaper and bigger

OS: Underkill, get a decent OS :)
by Faster_Madman
Sun Dec 28, 2008 4:32 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Upgrade time again
Replies: 13
Views: 2490

Would this qualify as low latency? OCZ 4GB (2x2GB) PC2-5400C5 Dual Channel Vista Upgrade Gold Series DDR2 (OCZ2VU6674GK) 667MHz RAM Speed, CAS 5-5-5-15 Timings, 1.8-2.0v VDIMM, Lifetime Warranty with OCZ. No, 5-5-5-15 is slow timings and furthermore the clock frequency of those RAM are on the low s...
by Faster_Madman
Thu Oct 02, 2008 1:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1649892

Monkey3 - Je Et Bikkje
by Faster_Madman
Thu Oct 02, 2008 12:41 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 2 setups, how would u reconfigure these parts and purchase?
Replies: 8
Views: 2137

I'm not a professional DAW expert but i have built a few audio/music recording platforms for friends and myself in the last couple of years. The biggest problem with building DAW's is getting them completely silent, which is nearly impossible. There's also the problem with compatability and interfer...
by Faster_Madman
Thu Oct 02, 2008 12:31 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Low-power and low-budget linux router/server
Replies: 11
Views: 4147

Oh and btw Welcome to SPCR :D
by Faster_Madman
Thu Oct 02, 2008 10:25 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: 2 setups, how would u reconfigure these parts and purchase?
Replies: 8
Views: 2137

I was thinking an 45 Watt X2 CPU like the AMD X2 4850e which is powerful enough for a DAW. Also i think that the onboard memory controller on AMD CPU's is a plus for a DAW. Regarding motherboard i'm not really sure which motherboard to recommend as it depends on which features you want. Personally i...
by Faster_Madman
Thu Oct 02, 2008 3:33 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Low-power and low-budget linux router/server
Replies: 11
Views: 4147

For a really low budget modification, I.E. at no cost, you could pull the PSU from the box and place it outside the box. That would probably help with the heat problem quite a bit. Furthermore you could take advantage of natural convection and place the PC in such a way that the heat from the CPU hs...
by Faster_Madman
Wed Oct 01, 2008 3:41 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: System advice
Replies: 5
Views: 1789

Hi and Welcome to SPCR I don't know how loud the Dell Inspiron is but the system you plan on building will definitely have the potential to be very quiet right out of the box. I would advice you to get a 4650 instead of the 3650 just because it is a newer card and the price difference is diminutive....