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by Zenphic
Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Best silent case to choose from?
Replies: 11
Views: 6867

Re: Best silent case to choose from?

Are you planning on using a mechanical hard drive? If yes, go with the Be Quiet! because it looks to have the most vibration dampening for HDD. Are you planning to have many case fans? If yes, go with the Fractal Design Define R5 because it looks like it has the least restrictive fan grills/air path...
by Zenphic
Sat Sep 12, 2015 12:52 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Anidees AI6BS - The Lesser Known Silent ATX Case
Replies: 3
Views: 2847

Re: Anidees AI6BS - The Lesser Known Silent ATX Case

Good looking case, maybe little too big for what you have inside. I'm hoping it will hold my upcoming Z170 ATX build. I'm also planning on adding a few HDD down the road so the extra 3.5" spaces are going to be superb. My old Antec NSK3480 was simply holding me back too much! Thanks a lot for shari...
by Zenphic
Sun Sep 06, 2015 12:06 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Anidees AI6BS - The Lesser Known Silent ATX Case
Replies: 3
Views: 2847

Anidees AI6BS - The Lesser Known Silent ATX Case

Update to my old topic: http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=50916 I've made a few upgrades to my system while I wait to jump onto Skylake during Christmas. I managed to get a good deal on the Anidees AI6BS ($70) and the EVGA SuperNOVA 650 GS ($85). Overall, I'm very satisfied ...
by Zenphic
Thu Jul 30, 2015 7:34 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: NZXT Source S340 Mid Tower
Replies: 12
Views: 19863

Re: NZXT Source S340 Mid Tower

Nice review, but I would totally avoid this case just because of its HDD case (avoidable if you're only planning on using SSDs).
by Zenphic
Thu Jul 02, 2015 3:12 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: FT05 Build Ruined By Spinning Disk
Replies: 22
Views: 9924

Re: FT05 Build Ruined By Spinning Disk

But i find it kind of odd, people spending a bumload of $ on silent fans, case and oc cpu, but then skip the few dollars to buy a new 2.5 HDD or even a 3.5 Green. Moreover as the old HDD has a mere 1Tb of capacity. Even a WD Green makes quite a bit of noise (seek noise) without proper dampening. Th...
by Zenphic
Mon Jun 29, 2015 5:59 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet ATX Gamer, R5 Version
Replies: 71
Views: 37910

Re: Quiet ATX Gamer, R5 Version

We already report on the HDD tray/cage & mechanical aspects of the cse for their likely vibration resistance. We also install at least one and often more drives that are noisier than the ones we'd use ourselves, just to check on the noise. This is enough. You can extrapolate from our findings if yo...
by Zenphic
Mon Jun 29, 2015 5:35 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet ATX Gamer, R5 Version
Replies: 71
Views: 37910

Re: Quiet ATX Gamer, R5 Version

I dunno if I would call the R4 HDD damping particularly bad. Most are not very good. R5 did seem better, but if you're planning to use lots of HDDs with the system in close proximity, be prepared to mod. That's just par for the course. Personally, because I rarely use stock HDD mounting, it hardly ...
by Zenphic
Mon Jun 29, 2015 4:09 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet ATX Gamer, R5 Version
Replies: 71
Views: 37910

Re: Quiet ATX Gamer, R5 Version

Any comments on how well/bad the hard drive trays of the Define R5 dampen idle/seek noise of HDD? It seemed especially bad with the Define R4 (in the SPCR's Quiet ATX Gaming Build Guide), but does the Define R5 do a better job here?
by Zenphic
Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:04 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec Signature S10: The Second Coming of Antec?
Replies: 16
Views: 8532

Re: Antec Signature S10: The Second Coming of Antec?

I'm still reading the review, but dang that was quick to have it put up.
by Zenphic
Mon Jun 08, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P100 Case: Performance One on a Budget
Replies: 12
Views: 7164

Re: Antec P100 Case: Performance One on a Budget

A step down in quality from the previous P cases, but for the price it's an excellent case.
by Zenphic
Sun Apr 26, 2015 7:58 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Full passe / fanless >250W workstation: It's possible!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 4887

Re: Full passe / fanless >250W workstation: It's possible!!!

why do you have sound absorbing material if there are no moving parts? Only because it have no moving parts by desing, it doesn't have to be the reality. The coils on the MoBo are virbrating a liite bit and I can't reach them to mold them properly. But with the aborbing material I can't hear it any...
by Zenphic
Sun Apr 26, 2015 7:56 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: SPCR-inspired quiet gaming rig
Replies: 67
Views: 31128

Re: SPCR-inspired quiet gaming rig

Superb build. I'm more and more interested in this 90degree flipped design.
by Zenphic
Fri Apr 10, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Be Quiet! Silent Base 800 ATX Tower
Replies: 3
Views: 3964

Re: Be Quiet! Silent Base 800 ATX Tower

Excellent review. Mildly disappointed with the results. I will have to re-consider my choice of a silent case and might go back to the Define R5, although I still suspect that the Silent Base 800 has superior anti-vibration HDD mounting. I also wonder how the Silent Base would perform if the two top...
by Zenphic
Mon Apr 06, 2015 6:26 am
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: AMD 5350 passivly cooled HTPC
Replies: 2
Views: 2937

Re: AMD 5350 passivly cooled HTPC

Very well done!

Include a picture if you can. :)
by Zenphic
Sat Apr 04, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: One fan ITX gaming with Lian Li, G3258 & GTX 750
Replies: 11
Views: 6990

Re: One fan ITX gaming with Lian Li, G3258 & GTX 750

Superb build. Lots of performance for such a small power footprint. That picoPSU is impressive.
by Zenphic
Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:46 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Need advice for a compact mATX case
Replies: 7
Views: 3368

Re: Need advice for a compact mATX case

I really don't like a bottom mounted PSU though because needing to keep the underside clear of dust. I wouldn't worry too much about that - most cases (I believe all the ones you've listed) have a PSU dust filter installed that can be easily removed for cleaning. Cube cases? I haven't looked at the...
by Zenphic
Tue Mar 24, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: Dell Venue 11 Pro 7140 Convertible Tablet with Intel Core M
Replies: 1
Views: 15766

Re: Dell Venue 11 Pro 7140 Convertible Tablet with Intel Cor

Dell has been releasing some very nifty hardware as of late. Short and sweet review!
by Zenphic
Tue Mar 24, 2015 4:29 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Need advice for a compact mATX case
Replies: 7
Views: 3368

Re: Need advice for a compact mATX case

From what you've listed, I'd go with either the Fractal Core 1300 & 1500. The front panel should block sound from leaking out. The hard drive caddies should muffle out most of the vibration, which will be important if you're planning on using mechanical hard drives. Power supply is also bottom-mount...
by Zenphic
Mon Mar 23, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Journey to a Silent MicroATX Gamer
Replies: 40
Views: 20599

Re: Journey to a Silent MicroATX Gamer

Has anyone gotten their hands on an Aerocool DS-Cube? The rubber on the hard drive rails is underwhelming, but the case offers a nice amount of features for its size, including a large intake fan and a top-panel cover. It's also nice how the case comes in a variety of colours. http://www.aerocool.us...
by Zenphic
Sat Mar 07, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My first pc build :)
Replies: 9
Views: 4134

Re: My first pc build :)

Giovanni wrote:Yes it's painted white, also the ssd covers are painted aluminium (aluminum for you americans)
Very nice job. The paint doesn't affect the cooling performance so far?
by Zenphic
Thu Mar 05, 2015 3:05 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My first pc build :)
Replies: 9
Views: 4134

Re: My first pc build :)

I'm not sure if that's the camera flash doing an illusion, but is that CPU cooler white?
by Zenphic
Thu Mar 05, 2015 3:03 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silverstone FT02 build
Replies: 4
Views: 3887

Re: Silverstone FT02 build

I was happy with how build looks, but as for cooling performance.. It doesn't work that well, if bottom 180mm fans are set to very low rpm (minimum to be quiet). Then they don't push the air through the case, only work as gentle intake. That means a lot of hot air gets stuck in the upper area of th...
by Zenphic
Thu Mar 05, 2015 2:59 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Silent Green Build (mobile I7)
Replies: 1
Views: 2488

Re: Silent Green Build (mobile I7)

Interesting build! How are the CPU temperatures?
by Zenphic
Thu Mar 05, 2015 2:56 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Quiet HTPC build video
Replies: 3
Views: 2552

Re: Quiet HTPC build video

Excellent video, and very nice build.
by Zenphic
Thu Mar 05, 2015 2:04 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: be quiet! Silent Base 800
Replies: 4
Views: 3994

Re: be quiet! Silent Base 800

Has anyone on SPCR gotten their hands on the Silent Base 800?

The case has nice styling and its price is superb when you factor in the cost of the 3 fans.

Both the silicone hard drive rails and the top panel vents (without leaking too much noise) look good too.
by Zenphic
Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:47 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Linus does Silent PC ... with a little help from his friends
Replies: 24
Views: 15640

Re: Linus does Silent PC ... with a little help from his fri

Oh! I didn't know you were in the video Mike. I'll have to watch the video until the end now.
by Zenphic
Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:46 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: New 92mm-fan Tower Coolers from Noctua
Replies: 7
Views: 15690

Re: New 92mm-fan Tower Coolers from Noctua

This is a superb review, as always. I'm always a fan of Noctua reviews.
by Zenphic
Sun Jan 04, 2015 1:20 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Quiet ATX Gamer, R5 Version
Replies: 71
Views: 37910

Re: Quiet ATX Gamer, R5 Version

Excellent article, once again Mike. I wouldn't mind seeing these kinds of articles on a more regular basis. Perhaps you could consider posting a monthly or quarterly article on recommended components for a silent ATX, mATX and mITX system? Other websites, namely TomsHardware and TechReport, regularl...
by Zenphic
Sun Dec 28, 2014 8:18 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec Solo II Gamer
Replies: 7
Views: 4993

Re: Antec Solo II Gamer

I must say that you've made an excellent bit of work with the Solo II!
by Zenphic
Sun Dec 28, 2014 8:16 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec NSK3480 with Noctua NH-U12P
Replies: 53
Views: 45270

Re: Antec NSK3480 with Noctua NH-U12P

I suspect that I will have to change case since the power supply is too long (in depth) to have a DVD drive installed. It's more than a suspect, it's certain: not only for the DVD drive, but also for cables cut-outs, because with a modular 160mm PSU you won't be able to drive the cable outside the ...