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by neumein
Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:17 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quietest mid-range card
Replies: 9
Views: 3477

Re: Quietest mid-range card

My Gigabyte 660 Windforce (note: non-ti) is pretty damned quiet. When you boot up, the fans default to 50% speed, but once you get into windows, they drop down to 30% speed, about 900RPM from what I can deduce. Completely inaudible to me unless I have my ear right up to the graphics card, or if I ga...
by neumein
Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:41 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: ASUS GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II
Replies: 24
Views: 12667

Re: ASUS GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II

Impressive! I'm building a new PC at the turn of the new year, and this card just made my short-list.
by neumein
Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:08 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Nanoxia Deep Silence 1
Replies: 22
Views: 16668

Re: Nanoxia Deep Silence 1

Ha! Looks very much like a fridge :D

I like the flexibility of the HDD bays... very impressed with the unit overall. Kind of "Fractal Design... but different." I like it.
by neumein
Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: quiet keyboard
Replies: 1
Views: 3879

Re: quiet keyboard

Interesting. Cheers for pointing this out.
by neumein
Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:26 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Non-optical USB mouse?
Replies: 78
Views: 93724

Re: Non-optical USB mouse?

True, but you also necro'd a thread by over a year, silly-billy.
by neumein
Sun Jun 17, 2012 2:22 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Revamped: The Elysium Beast V2.8, 23 HDDs and 18.0 TB
Replies: 52
Views: 25403

Re: The Quiet Beast V2.0: Xigmatek Elysium and 12+ HDDs

This build creates a stir in my loins.

Some serious HDD-porn in there :D
by neumein
Sun Jun 17, 2012 2:03 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian-Li A-55 - Looks really nice, but...
Replies: 4
Views: 1487

Lian-Li A-55 - Looks really nice, but...

Howdy folks, long time reader, sporadic poster. I was flicking through the Lian-Li website this evening, and came across this chassis, the A-55. It seems to be Lian-Li's interpretation of Silverstone's successful "stack cooling", with fans along the top and bottom of the case, and the PSU and HDDs m...
by neumein
Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:50 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zalman Z9 Plus ATX Tower Case
Replies: 20
Views: 6855

Re: Zalman Z9 Plus ATX Tower Case

I don't really believe you should have "Ugly" in the cons section, it comes across as rather unprofessional. I actually find the case decent looking, if bordering on the gaudy side, and it certainly looks better than a fair few of the "gaming" style cases out there. If anything, I think the review s...
by neumein
Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:40 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Silverstone Fortress FT-03 and Raven 3
Replies: 11
Views: 8910

Re: Silverstone Fortress FT-03 and Raven 3

Well, I like the direction Silverstone's designers are taking with this generation of cases, but to go along with the crowd here, Yes, the RV03 looks a bit... garish, to say the least.
Regarding the FT03 however, I'm smitten. I'll be purchasing one in the next few weeks.
by neumein
Wed Apr 14, 2010 4:03 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Project: Hush!
Replies: 67
Views: 36598

I just came. :shock:
by neumein
Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:52 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: microATX case with cable routing?
Replies: 1
Views: 943

Having owned a P180 mini, I can safely say that I was glad to be rid of it. It was great build quality and all, good airflow (that top 200mm fan is delicious), pretty quiet in stock trim, and roomy compared to most M-atx cases, but the the thing is just too damn BIG! One of my main reasons for going...
by neumein
Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:26 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Amish poised to produce breakthrough processor
Replies: 12
Views: 2042

Haha! This thread made my day, and considering how bad my day was (another matter entirely), that is no mean feat.

Cheers :D
by neumein
Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:23 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The quiet beast: dual Xeon and Quadro 4000 workstation
Replies: 63
Views: 29780

...
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...
... Yep. I just creamed my shorts :shock:

That is one hell of a sweet looking machine. I'm jealous, jealous to the point of literally turning green. :D
by neumein
Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:02 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: PC is inaudible, ambient is NOT
Replies: 18
Views: 3262

Do family members count? :D I voted 5-6. Once I got my pc quiet as it is now, I began to notice the constant low hum of our air conditioning system's fan (Aussie summers are hot, so you happily put up with the noise 8) ), if gaming on a quiet evening, I can hear some electrical sounds coming from my...
by neumein
Mon Nov 23, 2009 2:39 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Scythe Kama Stay - VGA fan thing
Replies: 13
Views: 7021

Sorry to kick-start a dead horse, but did you ever get around to taking some snaps of the Kama Stay?

I'm thinking of grabbing one, but wouldn't mind seeing some decent pictures of it mounted, just to double check clearances, etc.

Cheers,
Nathan
by neumein
Sun Nov 15, 2009 1:58 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Noctua 140mm
Replies: 7
Views: 3150

Looks like a larger variant of the P12, which is fine and all, but I'm really hanging out for a 140mm variant of the S12.
by neumein
Sun Nov 15, 2009 1:53 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Zalman MS1000-HS1 -- Thoughts?
Replies: 6
Views: 6299

Doing some reading, the 92mm fan is there to cool the HDD hot swap bay, so a nice Nexus or Scythe S-Flex should work brilliantly.
by neumein
Sun Nov 15, 2009 1:34 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Zalman MS1000-HS1 -- Thoughts?
Replies: 6
Views: 6299

Zalman MS1000-HS1 -- Thoughts?

Today I was searching around online looking for a quiet, elegant, simple case to use for an upcoming build. There is of course the ubiquitous Antec Performance One series of cases, but I want something different. Whilst flicking through the selection at FrozenCPU, I came across this; Zalman MS1000-H...
by neumein
Wed Nov 11, 2009 1:22 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1609715

Recently purchased The Prodigy's "Invaders Must Die"

Track 2 "Omen"
Track 4 "Colours"
Track 6 "Warrior's Dance"

Freaking awesome, and I'm not normally into heavy electronica / dance / whatever, but I cannot help but headbang and make a general fool of myself when I play them.
by neumein
Tue Nov 10, 2009 8:43 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: New Antec case: Lanboy Air
Replies: 40
Views: 8349

Oh God.

If Antec dare unleash that ... thing upon the world, I can guarantee you one thing. There will be no survivors.
by neumein
Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:49 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Just a note on noise for those looking at Corsair H50...
Replies: 4
Views: 2042

Thanks for the reply.

Hmm, its one thing to be quiet, but if the noise character is that bad, I wouldn't want a customer to suffer with it. Still, I'll probably get one for the "lab" to have a play with, and see how we go from there.

Cheers,
Nathan
by neumein
Wed Oct 28, 2009 5:16 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Just a note on noise for those looking at Corsair H50...
Replies: 4
Views: 2042

Is the Corsair H50 "SPCR loud", or "Average User loud"? Reason I ask is this; Myself and two other friends are starting a small, run-from-home computer company. We wish to specialize in quiet premium systems, ranging from a silent, small form factor office system, all the way up to high end, custom...
by neumein
Wed Oct 28, 2009 1:51 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: VelociRaptor or SSD?
Replies: 36
Views: 31270

I'm still stuck in the dinosaur age, and I wouldn't have it any other way 8) My 150gb Velociraptor is my pride and joy. I bought it new about 9 months ago for over 300 Aussie dollars, and would happily do so again, which is a good thing, as I'm saving up to purchase another, and run them in RAID0. :...
by neumein
Thu Jun 11, 2009 1:51 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Do any of you ever miss a noisy PC?
Replies: 24
Views: 5146

*Casts level 3 thread necromancy* Having just recently re-built my water-cooling loop, I now have 2 nexus fans @ 7v running on the radiator hanging off the back of the case. At first I thought they would be annoying, but because of the smooth sound Nexus fans have, it is not irritating in the slight...
by neumein
Thu Jun 11, 2009 1:43 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Modern Phrases That Confuse Me
Replies: 92
Views: 22589

One we have on the wall at where I work (Hungry Jacks aka Aussie Burger King);

"We place a premium on speed and quality of service."
Sheesh.

With how much a meal costs these days, I would expect a gold-frickin-platter and a waiter.

EDIT: typos
by neumein
Sat Jun 06, 2009 2:01 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 4 Drive RAID with 2.5" WD3200BEKT 7200 Drives in Sonata
Replies: 7
Views: 2956

Another Aussie let down by our country's lack of quiet hardware. I myself own a Scythe Himuro, the Quiet Drive's cheaper cousin. Just having a look at it, you could fit two 2.5" drives in there no prob. Getting power/data cables in the back might be a little squishy but definitely doable. pccasegear...
by neumein
Fri Jun 05, 2009 11:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1609715

Been listening to Rob Zombies greatest hits. "I am your boogeyman" is an amazing song.
by neumein
Tue Jun 02, 2009 4:24 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Noctua P12 - loud at 900rpm, or faulty?
Replies: 10
Views: 2883

It's possible you got a dud fan, happens from time to time. From personal experience, the P12s have a "unique" sound, which can, depending on circumstances (background noise, how and indeed where they're mounted) become rather annoying. I live near-ish a major road, and the general background noise ...
by neumein
Sat May 30, 2009 1:25 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Mugen 2
Replies: 8
Views: 3274

Bumthology had decent results using the Orochi in his P182 (I imagine the p183 isn't vastly different).

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by neumein
Thu May 28, 2009 3:28 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Making Velociraptor quiet without access to Quiet Drive
Replies: 2
Views: 1437

Hmmm, no replies? That makes Nathan sad-face :( Ah well, an update. I _cannot_ for the life of me get AAM working on the Velociraptor. No matter what program I use to do it, none of them can see the drive. I currently have the thing running on the floor of the case on a rubber mat, which has killed ...