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by Kate
Sun Nov 07, 2010 1:58 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Another year, another... Machine? ... But not very silent
Replies: 8
Views: 3076

Re: Another year, another... Machine? ... But not very silen

Why would it be loud? Two radiators should easily keep all components cool under idle/office/multimedia conditions with the fans at >500 rpm. Sure, when you stress the system the fans will have to rev up, but I don't think it will classify as "loud". The noisiest component will be that hard disk. T...
by Kate
Sun Nov 07, 2010 1:56 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Another year, another... Machine? ... But not very silent
Replies: 8
Views: 3076

Re: Another year, another... Machine? ... But not very silen

Well it's nice PC but your choice of components is very poor for a slient pc. Most of what you bought are known to be extremely loud. You've built towards performance rather then slience it's possible to strike balance but two times ultra jet plane sounding GTX 470 are the worst. Case will have to ...
by Kate
Fri Nov 05, 2010 7:10 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Another year, another... Machine? ... But not very silent
Replies: 8
Views: 3076

Another year, another... Machine? ... But not very silent

Dear Forum users, I am putting together a brand new machine, however I will have a bad time trying to silence it! Just so I can share with you, here is what I bought... - Evga X58 Classified 4-way SLI (e762); - Intel Core I7 950; - 6 GB - Corsair DDR3 Dominator GT 1866Mhz ( not arrived yet ); - West...
by Kate
Tue Feb 09, 2010 7:09 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help with Nexus LOW-7000 - Please!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1328

Bonnestone,

hmmm cool! I will try that very soon, just waiting a few days for my new 120x25 scythe pwm fan to arrive, im pretty sure i can find a way to adapt it!

Riffer,

Ok ill try that!
by Kate
Sat Jan 23, 2010 7:40 am
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: Corsair H50
Replies: 6
Views: 8042

Hello Netmask254, The H50 is very silent, at least for me, I did not hear any noise from it.. Originally the H50 is designed to push air IN, so hot air remain inside the case... I tried swaping the temperature difference was not that big, but if i remember it right i was around 5 to 7 more... The pu...
by Kate
Sat Jan 23, 2010 7:35 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Corsair H50 Hydro vs Thermalright HR-01 Plus
Replies: 9
Views: 5899

hi there!!

A while ago I posted my impressions about the H50 i even posted a video in youtube... you can check my mini-non-professional review:

viewtopic.php?t=55167

thanks!
by Kate
Sat Jan 23, 2010 4:28 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Help with Nexus LOW-7000 - Please!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1328

Help with Nexus LOW-7000 - Please!!

Dear forum users, Recently I bought a Nexus LOW-7000 for my HTPC, I have to say that it is excelent, however it has a very HIGH PITCHED SOUND that drives me nuts! I tried emailing Nexus asking for instructions on how to replace the PWM fan, however I got no reply. My question to you is, how do I rem...
by Kate
Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:42 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The quest for the HTPC
Replies: 19
Views: 8923

Ah... Finally the ATI 5750 arrived, I will not post a photograph of it's box as it can be found everywhere in the internet. http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t79/mikoto_2007/HTPC/DSC05550.jpg I had to move the original HDD cage to the right, the case allow us to move the cage. However, it makes cab...
by Kate
Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:48 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The quest for the HTPC
Replies: 19
Views: 8923

Ok... so... more updates.. After pestering a friend for several hours, we finally got the Nexus LOW-7000 installed... So yes, the Nexus LOW-7000 fits XFX 9300 Motherboard nicely, but only in that direction! http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t79/mikoto_2007/HTPC/DSC05545.jpg Amazingly, the MCP temp ...
by Kate
Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:40 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The quest for the HTPC
Replies: 19
Views: 8923

Dunno why, but the layout of that case looks awfully messy/non optimized or something.. The front fan is just pushing air into the case, while the HDD-cage is nowhere near the fan and seems to be designed mainly to block the use of any proper graphic cards! :D Maybe I'm just nit-picking, but after ...
by Kate
Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:51 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The quest for the HTPC
Replies: 19
Views: 8923

bonestonne, Yup! You are right, the back fan is blowing air IN, simply because the MCP/GPU was a bit too hot! And doing that I could make the temps get some 5C better! However... I will install the Nexus Low 7000 CPU cooler, which should help with temps, so then I will flip the back exhaust fan. Als...
by Kate
Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:30 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The quest for the HTPC
Replies: 19
Views: 8923

hello Bonestonne, Apevia is horrible... But I never had any problems with it... The walls? hmmm well as I said in the post, the Room was going thru some "surgery" :p That day, that specific day, they removed almost every big furniture, and the "things" fixed to the wall, so they could start working ...
by Kate
Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:13 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The quest for the HTPC
Replies: 19
Views: 8923

I think I have solved the "blink" problem with nvidia driver... I read somewhere about modding the driver's .inf... So i started the nvidia display driver installation, after it unpacked the whole files I stopped and editted the nv_disp.inf (on my case, located at: (c:\Nvidia\DisplayDriver\195.62\Wi...
by Kate
Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:01 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The quest for the HTPC
Replies: 19
Views: 8923

Ok.. so... update time... http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t79/mikoto_2007/HTPC/DSC05544.jpg I still have to install it, on my main living room, but for now... As it needs constant attention and tweaks, I am using it in a small wooden desk... I have opted for the 3Rsystem HT-5000 case, which... is...
by Kate
Thu Dec 24, 2009 7:25 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: PSU Noise - Efficiency - Heat - Quality (Enermax or Zalman)
Replies: 4
Views: 1517

b_rubenstein, Ok thank you! Thats great to hear! :) The Zalman PSU prides itself for that "heatpipe" tecnology, I am not really sure how efficient that thing really is. Enermax, seems to be better built, even the painting is different. Also I do not like the blue hallow for the Zalman PSU, its a com...
by Kate
Thu Dec 24, 2009 7:42 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Mission
Replies: 31
Views: 11537

WOW! You do incredible things! I went to your gallery, and I REALLY REALLY loved it!! I really loved The Humidor CL Server, The Decomatic HTPC, Ingraham and the Mission. It kinda made me think how cool it would be to have a computer inside my jewel box, of course I do not the expertise to do it.. bu...
by Kate
Wed Dec 23, 2009 3:02 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: DFI LANParty MI P55-T36 Intel P55 Mini ITX Motherboard
Replies: 30
Views: 21272

Hello! You know... Pardon me my ignorance.... Recently I've seen that people are buying this smaller ITX form factor, and even peoplpe who choose micro atx instead of the regular ATX. Even me, when I went out to buy components for my HTPC I also choose Micro-Atx, first because it was cheaper, and se...
by Kate
Wed Dec 23, 2009 7:34 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: HTPC with XFX 9300 Motherboard - 730i
Replies: 9
Views: 2951

Well finally I discovered the culprid! The computer was inside a cabinet, closed in the back, which caused the temperature to rise a lot. When I removed the computer from the cabinet, the temperatures dropped instantly to: - CPU: 38-39 (reported by Realtemp) and 46-44 (Tj temp reported by Nvidia) - ...
by Kate
Wed Dec 23, 2009 6:28 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The quest for the HTPC
Replies: 19
Views: 8923

RoGuE, Well my father argued about the hole saw too, but he said that there was a chance if we do it very slow, and it worked. I was not really worried because the case is cheap and if the acrylic breaks, well, its broken, you know? It would just make me choose between the Mstation 5000 and the Ante...
by Kate
Tue Dec 22, 2009 9:09 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The quest for the HTPC
Replies: 19
Views: 8923

<hugs the setup and wonders when Kate will adopt me> :D LOL... :) what made you want to go with an 80mm fan on the side? 120 moves way more air, and by the looks of it your dad just used a jigsaw to make the cut..would have been same amount of work to cut a 120mm hole. oh well nice home theater u g...
by Kate
Tue Dec 22, 2009 6:56 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: The quest for the HTPC
Replies: 19
Views: 8923

The quest for the HTPC

Not a long ago, And after reading a lot about the possibilities of a HTPC, and the idea of storing all my CD, DVD library, not to mention record HDTV, and play BluRays made me want to built a nice one! As always, I started with the Motherboard, and for that I choose a simple down to earth XFX Geforc...
by Kate
Tue Dec 22, 2009 2:02 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: HTPC with XFX 9300 Motherboard - 730i
Replies: 9
Views: 2951

OK, second round.. This time 2 additional 80mm, one intake and on as exhaust. I guess I over estimated the fans, I thought I would have a GREAT temperature drop like I had when I added the 1st 80mm as intake. The MCP & GPU temp reached the same 78C in 1440sec, running Prime95 (large FFT) and furmark...
by Kate
Tue Dec 22, 2009 7:02 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: HTPC with XFX 9300 Motherboard - 730i
Replies: 9
Views: 2951

Well... It looks like I am getting there... http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t79/mikoto_2007/forums-reduced/temp-high-all100.png I addes a side fan to the case (80mm) since the case is a SFF, and I got better results: after one hour ( a bit more than an hour, 1760 seconds to be precise) of furmark...
by Kate
Fri Dec 18, 2009 9:25 pm
Forum: User Reviews
Topic: Corsair H50
Replies: 6
Views: 8042

I know this thread is a bit old, but precisely because of this, I would like to ask Kate how's been the experience with the H50 so far. I'm considering using it for my workstations. I would also love a professional review by SPCR! I still use it, but in another computer, I like it since its quiet, ...
by Kate
Fri Dec 18, 2009 6:47 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: PSU Noise - Efficiency - Heat - Quality (Enermax or Zalman)
Replies: 4
Views: 1517

PSU Noise - Efficiency - Heat - Quality (Enermax or Zalman)

Dear Forum users, I have, in my house 2 PSUs, both are around 1 year old, and I would like your help to choose the best PSU, for both silence and quality. The PSUs have different wattages and both are more than enough for my lil HTPC computer. The PSUs are: -Enermax Liberty ELT400AWT-ECO 400W; -Zalm...
by Kate
Fri Dec 18, 2009 6:05 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: HTPC with XFX 9300 Motherboard - 730i
Replies: 9
Views: 2951

I don't think cutting the heatpipe will significantly affect the ability of the heatsink on the VRMs ability to cool them. They may get hotter than the Northbridge end and hence transfer heat there but that gets hot too, as you know :wink: ... Seb Hello SebRad, The problemm is... if i cut the heatp...
by Kate
Thu Dec 17, 2009 5:16 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: HTPC with XFX 9300 Motherboard - 730i
Replies: 9
Views: 2951

Hello!

I see...

But.. If i cut it... doesnt the VRM depend on the heatpipes to cool?


THanks!
by Kate
Thu Dec 17, 2009 4:11 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: HTPC with XFX 9300 Motherboard - 730i
Replies: 9
Views: 2951

Hello SebRad, Yes! The same exact Motherboard! I removed both NB and VRM, removed the old paste, i wanted to remove the sticker on the NB side but I wasnt really sure if i could (the white sticker that goes UNDER the mcp heatsink, apparently to protect the MCP), and re applied AS5, the VRM i used th...
by Kate
Wed Dec 16, 2009 9:09 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: HTPC with XFX 9300 Motherboard - 730i
Replies: 9
Views: 2951

HTPC with XFX 9300 Motherboard - 730i

Dear Forum users, Not a long ago I built an HTPC using the following components: - XFX 9300 Motherboad 730i; - Intel E8500 CPU; - Seagate 7200.12 500gb for OS and data; - Western Digital Green 2tb for data only; - Stock Intel Q6600 Cooper with Nidec Fan Cooler (for now); - Sony BD BDU-X10s; - LG DVD...
by Kate
Sat Oct 10, 2009 4:55 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Music Rig (modded Lian-Li, Intel SSD, external sound cards)
Replies: 14
Views: 7562

hi! String Quartets is always nice, I REALLY appreciate the cello and violin sound, I always liked, since I was very young. Never heard of those speakers, the best I got the chance to hear was Wilson Audio and Gryphon, do not remember the models, as it was pretty much irrelevant for me... i.e. I wou...