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by Chris Beard
Tue Aug 13, 2013 1:50 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: wooden case with optimal airflow (my first silent PC)
Replies: 25
Views: 13337

Re: wooden case with optimal airflow (my first silent PC)

Wow - just wow. Thing of beauty; nice videos on youtube too!
by Chris Beard
Tue Nov 02, 2010 6:10 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Movember
Replies: 2
Views: 830

Movember

Hi All, I've been roped into doing Movember this year. To make it worthwhile I'm asking one and all to pull together and sponsor me with enough money that my other half can't help but be persuaded it's a good thing! For those of you not in the know:- Movember is the most awesome of all charity event...
by Chris Beard
Thu Jul 08, 2010 1:40 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How long to wait for Patron status?
Replies: 3
Views: 851

Thank you MikeC!
by Chris Beard
Tue Jul 06, 2010 2:44 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How long to wait for Patron status?
Replies: 3
Views: 851

Thanks for the reply!

I did add my forum name in the payment notes. I don't want to bother Mike unneccesarily if I'm just being impatient.

I paid on June 22nd so it's been a couple of weeks... Do you think I should PM MikeC?
by Chris Beard
Tue Jul 06, 2010 1:45 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How long to wait for Patron status?
Replies: 3
Views: 851

How long to wait for Patron status?

I donated $50 to SPCR a little while ago now. How long did other people have to wait for their forum names to be tagged with patron status?
by Chris Beard
Tue Jul 06, 2010 1:40 am
Forum: Test Forum
Topic: test
Replies: 4
Views: 2615

2nd test
by Chris Beard
Thu Jun 24, 2010 1:07 am
Forum: Test Forum
Topic: test
Replies: 4
Views: 2615

test

test
by Chris Beard
Tue Jun 22, 2010 6:32 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Anyone tried double Scythe Quiet Drive'ing a 2.5" HDD?
Replies: 4
Views: 1666

I've done this - it does reduce the noise and no vibration is audible hard mounted (although vibration can be felt ever so slightly on the case frame). I have since purchased a 3.5" scythe quiet drive (to put the 2.5" quiet drive in) as seeks got noisier over the space of about 18 months on my scorp...
by Chris Beard
Tue May 18, 2010 6:08 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: 300W+ fanless power supplies ?
Replies: 12
Views: 3193

I have an Antec Phantom from a while ago now. If I were to buy a PSU today it'd be the enermax 87+ 500W as I still have fans in my system running at > 300rpm (550rpm). The only reason I didn't go seasonic or something back then is the PSU would have been louder than the rest of my system. Fanless is...
by Chris Beard
Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:38 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Scorpio black and blue
Replies: 3
Views: 1399

Thank you!
by Chris Beard
Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:36 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: t-balancer miniNG bigNG with system sensors?
Replies: 5
Views: 1818

4) Fit the terminal part of the cable so there's minimum strain applied to to the thermal tape (ideally there should be none, but that's hard to achieve), or in the long run the sensor WILL come off. Yeah, I found this bit too hard. Also - who wants more cables in their system? In the end 500rpm fa...
by Chris Beard
Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:43 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: t-balancer miniNG bigNG with system sensors?
Replies: 5
Views: 1818

I tried with the BigNG and gave up as I couldn't find a way of reliably attaching the sensors to the sinks.
by Chris Beard
Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:16 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2.5" vs 3.5" + SSD?
Replies: 30
Views: 10159

Sorry - just had to chime in. Firstly, I'm not sure debating the validity of the OP's question is helping the OP with his question. It might be valid to say that an SSD would be quieter and you could consider remote storage but I don't feel that abuse is helping the boards to flurrish. Secondly - wh...
by Chris Beard
Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:28 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Scorpio black and blue
Replies: 3
Views: 1399

Scorpio black and blue

Hi all,

Anyone know why the scorpio black is listed by WD as quieter than the scorpio blue? From threads on here the black can be pretty noisy...

Also - which are the single platter scorpio drives, without this crazy larger segmant thingy that screws up XP.

Thanks,
Chris.
by Chris Beard
Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:06 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: When is the next update for Recommended Hard Drives?
Replies: 6
Views: 2029

Sure, how do I donate?

Found it. For all the help SPCR has given me over the years I'll happily drop £20 in. Will sort it out when I get home.
by Chris Beard
Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:14 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Do drives get noisy?
Replies: 10
Views: 2066

Thanks for the replies. Decided to live with my drives until I need more capacity.
by Chris Beard
Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:13 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD 5770 non-reference fits S1?
Replies: 21
Views: 10491

Tzupy wrote:If it would work (it doesn't) passively on a 5770, I'd probably go for it.
While I will admit mine is next to a 500rpm fan I've found other forums where people are running them passive with good case airflow. I guess it works passively for some and not for others.
by Chris Beard
Tue Feb 09, 2010 7:23 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Do drives get noisy?
Replies: 10
Views: 2066

Do drives get noisy?

I've had my 2 blue scorpios for around 2 years now. I can hear them through my scythe quiet drives when seeking from 1m with the case under my desk. I'm pretty sure I couldn't when I first bought them but then my other components are quieter now. So - my question is - do hard drives get noisier with...
by Chris Beard
Tue Feb 09, 2010 7:21 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: When is the next update for Recommended Hard Drives?
Replies: 6
Views: 2029

Eager for update too!
by Chris Beard
Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:23 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: PC is inaudible, ambient is NOT
Replies: 18
Views: 3120

Just the heating - that I can hear anyway. Don't notice anything with my headphones on really. Only noises I still pick up from my PC are disk-seek and coil whine (only get coil whine when very close to the back). Need new drives as they are nearly 3 years old and I think they've gotten noiser over ...
by Chris Beard
Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:12 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD 5770 non-reference fits S1?
Replies: 21
Views: 10491

We're off-topic now but if you buy an HR-03 for the 5770 it should be fine, mine is!
by Chris Beard
Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:09 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Link at Working News Blog 117 brings major Japanese traffic
Replies: 9
Views: 11135

I'm an impatient man - where's my review!
by Chris Beard
Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:48 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: E8200 temps?
Replies: 4
Views: 918

Thanks all - will probably just ignore the damn thing as long as I don't get crashes.
by Chris Beard
Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:43 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD 5770 non-reference fits S1?
Replies: 21
Views: 10491

Just to let everyone know I ended up buying a second hand 5770 with an HR-03 pre-fitted and an unlocked bios. Paid a little over the odds (£110)but the chap who sold it to me was very curtious and offered to help with RMA, so I recon I did quite well. The other really cool thing about the HR-03 is ...
by Chris Beard
Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:38 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: E8200 temps?
Replies: 4
Views: 918

E8200 temps?

Hi all, I'm running an e8200 @ 2.73GHz <1.1V with an IFX-14 and a scythe 500rpm 14cm fan. I get idles of around 42C and load around 58C. This feels much too high. What do other people get and what's your cooling like? Chris. Thread rule no 1: I'm aware that different setups generate different circum...
by Chris Beard
Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:07 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD 5770 non-reference fits S1?
Replies: 21
Views: 10491

Thank you - you're a simply wonderful person. That's a really detailed and helpful answer.

May you only find happiness - and much computer-related peace.
by Chris Beard
Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:54 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HD 5770 non-reference fits S1?
Replies: 21
Views: 10491

HD 5770 non-reference fits S1?

HIS have a non-reference PCB layout on some of their HD5770 cards - looks like it might fit an S1 which would be pretty cool.

Anyone wanna take a guess?

linky: http://www.hisdigital.com/gb/product2-490.shtml
by Chris Beard
Sun Nov 08, 2009 4:37 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Project ZdB (Zero deciBel)
Replies: 41
Views: 12470

Wow - not only have you got a no moving parts PC (ignoring other's comments about the semi-passive PSU), you've also made it beautiful.

I'm in awe.
by Chris Beard
Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:00 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Vizo Super Muffler
Replies: 1
Views: 1005

Vizo Super Muffler

Hi all, Was wondering if anyone has had experience with this fan? I believe it has the same magnetic bearing idea that drives the enermax marathon enlobal but it doesn't have clear plastic and it does has oil in the bearing which are the two things Mike mentions are wrong with the enermax in fan rou...