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by Googly_Eyes
Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:52 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Sonata Elite review
Replies: 0
Views: 1907

Antec Sonata Elite review

just a head's up. metku has a review of the Antec Sonata Elite (updated Sonata 3)

http://metku.net/index.html?path=review ... /index_eng

Cliff Notes

* right panel vent for HDDs.

* HDD mounted on rails now vertically

* sound dampening material works better than Sonata 3
by Googly_Eyes
Sat Feb 21, 2009 6:04 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Xigmatek Thor's Hammer S126384 reviews
Replies: 6
Views: 2433

Xigmatek Thor's Hammer S126384 reviews

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=300&Itemid=62 http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/1753/xigmatek_thor_s_hammer_s126384_h_d_t_cpu_cooler/index.html What do you guys think? Could this even be considered for a silent PC; or is it too tight & will create too much back p...
by Googly_Eyes
Thu Feb 12, 2009 6:39 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 1366 i7 passive cooler
Replies: 39
Views: 23188

echn111 wrote:So what we have is: the heatsink (with air duct)
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Where'd you get the ducting? Any reputable stores that sell it?
by Googly_Eyes
Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:37 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Akasa AK-967 (Nero)
Replies: 1
Views: 1752

Akasa AK-967 (Nero)

Has anyone had any experience with this cooler? I've read the SPCR on the 965 about a year ago. Will SPCR be doing another review on the 967? I'm just curious because according to frostytech it runs at 31.4dB - 39.3dB http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=2354&page=3 which they list am...
by Googly_Eyes
Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:52 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Best combination of Noctua NF-P12 & NF-S12 fans?
Replies: 0
Views: 1123

Best combination of Noctua NF-P12 & NF-S12 fans?

I'm curious as to what the best combination of the NF-P12 and NF-S12 fans would be in a full tower case. Would it be better to use all NF-P12s on the HSF & case?; Or to use the NF-P12 on the HSF and a couple NF-S12s on the case? Supposedly the notched edges on the P12 are to spread the sound band ou...
by Googly_Eyes
Wed Feb 04, 2009 4:28 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What's the best performing heatsink w/ low-medium CFM fans?
Replies: 10
Views: 3369

Recommended Heatsinks /Olle ty, I've seen that. but it was last updated in June '08. :) I'm curious about how the more recent & upcoming HSFs compare. Specifically, if any of the designs are better w/ fans that are deemed quiet. Wider spaced fins allows less constricted airflow, but closer fins all...
by Googly_Eyes
Wed Feb 04, 2009 2:16 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What's the best performing heatsink w/ low-medium CFM fans?
Replies: 10
Views: 3369

What's the best performing heatsink w/ low-medium CFM fans?

I'm in the final stages of building my new system and I thought I was decided on the Noctua NH-U12P. But from what I've read, although it's good at cooling it's not the best. I keep reading the TRUE is the best. But how much better? And does the closer fin design mean it's actually worse for low noi...
by Googly_Eyes
Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:16 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New Enermax Eco 80+ series w/ new quiet fan
Replies: 1
Views: 1390

New Enermax Eco 80+ series w/ new quiet fan

http://www.anandtech.com/weblog/showpost.aspx?i=542 I was in Taiwan yesterday for a brief stopover, and with Enermax being close to the airport I took the opportunity to have a visit their HQ in Taoyuan. The best place to find new products is the R&D department. I actually found the engineers testi...
by Googly_Eyes
Sat Jan 17, 2009 11:42 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Are the new 9800 GTX+ cards as quiet as the old ones?
Replies: 1
Views: 877

Are the new 9800 GTX+ cards as quiet as the old ones?

I've seen that the card has shrunken since it was introduced last Summer. I can only assume that with this shrinkage came a reduction in the heatsink. I've seen reviews of the original card claiming it's very quiet for a performance card; & I'm wondering if the same still applies to these new redesi...
by Googly_Eyes
Sat Jan 17, 2009 11:31 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750W question
Replies: 7
Views: 2361

Nowadays Silencer was manufactured by Seasonic and quiet but not silent considering ADDA 80mm fan characteristics. I've had experience with Silencer 750, which was quiet at idle, that performed brilliantly for E8200+P35+4870 rig. As for full load, I doubt thay you system could draw 700W DC at load?...
by Googly_Eyes
Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:44 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750W question
Replies: 7
Views: 2361

PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750W question

Hi, I have been looking at this PSU for a while as it's been floating around $70 after rebate. All the reviews I read on it give it good scores; however they say it is not really silent & can make quite a bit of noise under load. What I'm wondering is, since it uses an 80mm fan; is it user replaceab...
by Googly_Eyes
Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:47 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Noctua NH-U12P or Scythe Mugen 2?
Replies: 1
Views: 2948

Noctua NH-U12P or Scythe Mugen 2?

Hi I'm currently building a Q9650 system (as soon as the Jan 18 price drop hits) and am having trouble choosing between these two heatsinks. I've read some things about the Noctua fans (NF-P12) being noisy, which i found weird since i thought their notched design was supposed to reduce noise. Can an...
by Googly_Eyes
Mon Dec 15, 2008 1:00 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: NZXT Whisper Case Review
Replies: 3
Views: 2058

NZXT Whisper Case Review

Thought I'd give a heads up, saw a review for NZXT's (first?) attempt at a quiet case.

http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/nzx ... er_review/

thoughts?
by Googly_Eyes
Sat Dec 13, 2008 10:28 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: GTX 280 coolers reviewed: Thermalright HR-03 GTX and Silenx
Replies: 0
Views: 1209

GTX 280 coolers reviewed: Thermalright HR-03 GTX and Silenx

Just a heads up. Saw this review, looks like the Thermalright is pretty good but the Silenx isn't. Both might have a problem keeping the voltage converter temps low enough though.

http://www.pcgameshardware.com/....
by Googly_Eyes
Fri Dec 12, 2008 6:15 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: La Cie's (Noctua) new quiet fans, do notches = slience?
Replies: 5
Views: 2445

La Cie's (Noctua) new quiet fans, do notches = slience?

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/12/12/lacie_quiet_fans/ External storage supplier La Cie has found a way to quieten its external drives by adding staggered notches to the trailing edges of the fan blades. How does that work? This is my understanding of the airflow and acoustics involved. A typica...
by Googly_Eyes
Wed Dec 03, 2008 6:36 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: New "Quiet Your Xbox 360" Article
Replies: 29
Views: 20810

http://lian-li.com/v2/en/product/product06.php?pr_index=261&cl_index=1&sc_index=35&ss_index=87 yea i've seen that before. but it's $150, and i would have to void my warranty to install the mobo in it. :( It would be the ultimate kicker if i did all that and then had the RRoD. It's not the fans ramp...
by Googly_Eyes
Wed Dec 03, 2008 4:43 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: New "Quiet Your Xbox 360" Article
Replies: 29
Views: 20810

I finally bought a 360 and BOY IS IT LOUD!! Luckily the New XBOX Experience lets you install to the HDD which reduces noise. However some games just don't install. Take for example the Xbox Arcade Unplugged discs. One came w/ the unit, got a 20GB drive free from CC on black Friday if you bought a ar...
by Googly_Eyes
Wed Dec 03, 2008 4:33 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Obama Is Not Black
Replies: 44
Views: 8075

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mulatto

it's not very complicated
by Googly_Eyes
Mon Dec 01, 2008 4:54 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: New Corsair HX450W
Replies: 52
Views: 25396

The thing is, nowadays high wattage sells. It's simply a fact. Too many times I see "enthusiasts" with 850W+ PSU powering rigs that at worse would require a 400W PSU! I don't know whether it's future-proofing, for the ease of mind or simply e-pen but it's happening. How much more power would high w...
by Googly_Eyes
Mon Dec 01, 2008 4:48 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: is there any downside to mounting a PSU upside-down?
Replies: 8
Views: 2876

A layer of dust usually settles at the bottom of my case where i live, which i clean out every month.

Would this be problematic for a PSU sitting at the bottom of the case and pulling in air from the top of the PSU? Would compressed air clean it ok, or would the charge cause more stubborn cling?
by Googly_Eyes
Mon Dec 01, 2008 1:14 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: is there any downside to mounting a PSU upside-down?
Replies: 8
Views: 2876

is there any downside to mounting a PSU upside-down?

I'm thinking of getting a case w/ the PSU mount located on the bottom of the case, but the SeaSonic PSU i'm looking at has 12cm fan located on the (normally) bottom of the unit. Mounting it right-side up would have the fan facing the bottom of the case, not much room for air-flow. Is there any reaso...
by Googly_Eyes
Thu Nov 27, 2008 9:02 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Nine Hundred loud? or quiet?
Replies: 5
Views: 2764

I wouldn't mind spending some time & effort customizing the case for silence if it could be done. I'm just not sure if doing so would still maintain the cost benefit. One other thing I forgot to mention & am not sure if I should be worried about in a case like the P182 is that in the compartmentaliz...
by Googly_Eyes
Thu Nov 27, 2008 6:39 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Nine Hundred loud? or quiet?
Replies: 5
Views: 2764

you can make any case quiet if you know how. well yea, i could put in low noise fans & even line it w/ noise dampening material. but would that be better than a case that's designed primarily for low-noise like the P182? Would it cause heat build up? Assuming the cost of adding such materials bring...
by Googly_Eyes
Thu Nov 27, 2008 3:34 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Nine Hundred loud? or quiet?
Replies: 5
Views: 2764

Antec Nine Hundred loud? or quiet?

I noticed NewEgg has the Antec 900 (or Nine Hundred however it's labeled) on sale for $60 w/ free shipping. I'm tempted but I want to build a quiet computer. I sit next to my PC (a foot or two away) about 8 hours a day and white noise bothers me. Would it be quiet if all the fans ran on low? How abo...