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by CroSsFiRE2.0
Sat Dec 19, 2009 11:29 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: hunt for an ultra quiet PSU
Replies: 8
Views: 2774

1600rpm is the best way to go with the S-Flex, the 1200rpm one in my psu is quiet but theres barely any airflow
by CroSsFiRE2.0
Wed Jun 24, 2009 5:14 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Innovation Cooling IC Diamond 7 TIM Giveaway/Testing
Replies: 206
Views: 203809

Nice, just received my sample in the mail today. Going to start testing soon but ambient temps are pretty high recently :cry: ------------ Not finished testing yet but so far, the results are...good but inconsistent. With OCZ Freeze on a E6750 @3.2 with a Ninja 2 and a slipstream at 400rpm. Speedfan...
by CroSsFiRE2.0
Thu Jun 18, 2009 10:21 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Innovation Cooling IC Diamond 7 TIM Giveaway/Testing
Replies: 206
Views: 203809

Wow..this stuff seems to be pretty good from what I've seen here and on other forums i browse. Any chance this thing is still open to new testers?
by CroSsFiRE2.0
Thu May 21, 2009 3:35 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair VX450W or HX450W, please help with fan swap!
Replies: 29
Views: 8434

Glad you got it working ntavlas. I'd just like to point out that I've had my fan swapped 450VX in both top and bottom mounted positions. When top-mounted, it was certainly much hotter but any fan ramping could not be heard. I've actually found out that electrical noise has now become a bigger proble...
by CroSsFiRE2.0
Wed May 06, 2009 7:25 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Scythe S-flex/Slipstream/Kaze
Replies: 14
Views: 5598

Scythe S-flex/Slipstream/Kaze

Well, it's that time of year again...the time to get new silent fans because of a stupid decision to try out a pair of non refundable cooler master blue led 120mm fans that are loud...even at 5v, the stock 120 and 140 antec tricools that came with my antec 300 case. I already have a s-flex e and a 1...
by CroSsFiRE2.0
Sun May 03, 2009 8:41 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Fried Fan PWM?
Replies: 0
Views: 784

Fried Fan PWM?

Well, this is sort of a short question but I was wondering if it was possible to 'burn' out PWM fans. Have an enermax cluster 120mm and I somehow reveresed the +/- leads and shorted it somehow, now, the lights turn on but the fans kaput. Also have a 120mm scythe slipstream that I have a feeling I bu...
by CroSsFiRE2.0
Sat May 02, 2009 5:45 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair VX450W or HX450W, please help with fan swap!
Replies: 29
Views: 8434

+1 for 1600

i put a 1200rpm sflex in my 450vx and its got almost no airflow at all at 4W. Works fine atm since its at the bottom of my case and isnt sucking out the cpu heat although when i scrounge up enough $$, i might get a 1600rpm s-flex with a new hdd
by CroSsFiRE2.0
Sat May 02, 2009 1:22 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: nvidia 8600gt, temp increase?
Replies: 5
Views: 4503

I have a XFX 8600GT XXX. Stock heatsink and fan, I get 60C idle and 90C load. Couldn't stand the fan noise so i removed the the plastic casing and fan and left the heatsink on and reapplied OCZ Freeze. Strapped a cheap 120mm CM Blue Fan on it (yes i know its a horrible fan) using zip ties. If it mak...
by CroSsFiRE2.0
Fri May 01, 2009 7:43 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD10EADS or WD10EACS
Replies: 5
Views: 4105

Hmm..I thought the 'problem was resolved on the EADS? A SSD and a WD GP would be way outside of my budget atm. I'm also not sure what to do with my Seagate 7200.11 320GB that's currently in my system. Also, theres no 1TB WD Blue currently. And for the Black, how would it be overkill? While I do play...
by CroSsFiRE2.0
Fri May 01, 2009 6:23 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD10EADS or WD10EACS
Replies: 5
Views: 4105

WD10EADS or WD10EACS

Well, theres quite a few topics on this already so I apologize for starting a new thread but I was wondering which drive I should get. The WD10EADS is $110CAD but the WD10EAVS is $90CAD(The 8mb cache one). I only have this question because of the load/unload problem with the EAVS that may or may not...
by CroSsFiRE2.0
Sat Mar 21, 2009 7:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Win7 Review- viable upgrade from XP on old systems/netbooks?
Replies: 14
Views: 3652

I've been using Win7 on a Dell Inspiron 1300 Laptop Celeron M 1.6 OC'd to 2.2 with 915G graphics. Not a bad experience at all but my only complaint is the lack of WDDM drivers for it. Also running it on my desktop and it's been working like a charm except I messed up an install of AVG when the power...
by CroSsFiRE2.0
Fri Mar 20, 2009 1:45 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice/Comments on HTPC for HD encoding.
Replies: 14
Views: 3592

I'd also check out infonec too since your in canada, website sucks but service is great. If you live in the Toronto area, stopping by their Markham store would be a good idea since they price match and usually has the same prices as the egg
by CroSsFiRE2.0
Sun Mar 15, 2009 9:45 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: cpu insanely cold with a fan?
Replies: 5
Views: 1989

If you just started the pc, let it sit for a while, and yea, it's a bit low still. and see if the temp changes at all or else you have a stuck sensor
by CroSsFiRE2.0
Sun Mar 15, 2009 9:26 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: cpu insanely cold with a fan?
Replies: 5
Views: 1989

Not sure about realtemp but 14C is not possible since its below room temperature, unless your sitting in the arctic, using peltier cooling or liquid nitro. Try getting a reading using speedfan.
by CroSsFiRE2.0
Fri Mar 13, 2009 5:54 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hard Drives: 1 Terabyte Sweet Spot?
Replies: 7
Views: 3285

Thanks for the replies guys, guess I'm going to get a WD10EADS after all, went on sale at Infonec (for those living in Canada) its now $120 or around 93$ usd. Going to pick one up and I'm hoping I don't see the load/unload cycle count skyrocketing. (I'm assuming they fixed this with the EADS right?)
by CroSsFiRE2.0
Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:02 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Enermax Cluster...Issues
Replies: 0
Views: 979

Enermax Cluster...Issues

Got an Enermax Cluster Fan that runs at 1.2krpm @ 12v and 600ish at 5v Had it hooked up at 12v, changed to 5v and then to 7v, when changing the 7v back to 5v recently, I accidentally reversed the wires. Turned on the pc, no response so I switched the wires, light on the fan turns on but the fan does...
by CroSsFiRE2.0
Wed Mar 11, 2009 6:19 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Hard Drives: 1 Terabyte Sweet Spot?
Replies: 7
Views: 3285

Hard Drives: 1 Terabyte Sweet Spot?

I'm currently looking at buying a new hard drive as my current 7200.10 320gb Seagate is full. My choices so far are the WD Greenpower 1TB WD10EADS 32MB, Hitachi Desktar 1TB 7K1000 32MB, Seagate 7200.11 1TB 32MB, Samsung 1TB HD103UJ. Which are the pros or cons of each one and which one would be the b...
by CroSsFiRE2.0
Sat Mar 07, 2009 1:21 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Dell Poweredge T100 - noisier than I thought...
Replies: 12
Views: 10349

Fan control

http://www.diefer.de/i8kfan/ This program works to control fans but only gives you settings for high/lo/off. Their should be settings within the motherboard for setting acoustic profiles (i think). The only problem i've had with the program is that the BIOS sometimes overrides the fan speed you set ...
by CroSsFiRE2.0
Fri Feb 27, 2009 2:52 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Silent Cheapie Case Rig
Replies: 6
Views: 3763

Re: Had same MOBO

I had the same mother board as you before I upgraded with an E4500. I was able to OC from the stock 2.2GHZ to 2.65GHZ by raising the FSB from 200 to 241 w/o any other adjustments. I was also using cheap crucial rendition RAM. Spent some time fiddling around. Setting the FSB manually to OC doesn't w...
by CroSsFiRE2.0
Thu Feb 26, 2009 9:53 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Silent Cheapie Case Rig
Replies: 6
Views: 3763

haha nope, i haven't become a magician yet :P yea..the temps go overboard 55C after 6hours running it while surfing, word processing, low intensity stuff, so i got to shut it off for a while, not much I can do about it until I find a decent metal box in my area. The cardboard box was just an interim...
by CroSsFiRE2.0
Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:43 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Silent Cheapie Case Rig
Replies: 6
Views: 3763

Got this 'mod' so to speak from Alleycat's enclosure. The basic idea behind this is that you are mass damping the hard drive, basically putting up a wall to quiet the hard drive and suppress the noise. Where suspension reduces vibration and seek noise, this reduces more of the other sounds (lower fr...
by CroSsFiRE2.0
Wed Feb 25, 2009 10:06 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My Silent Cheapie Case Rig
Replies: 6
Views: 3763

My Silent Cheapie Case Rig

Well been lurking about for a while, took lots of hints from people's builds and used them in mine and thought I'd share what I did with you guys. I'll be updating this with newer photos and more detailed pics later. For those too lazy to read my profile underneath. My current mobo is: Intel E6750 @...
by CroSsFiRE2.0
Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:55 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Sorbothane Hard Drive Box?
Replies: 3
Views: 2265

I currently place my hard drive on a sheet of foam at the bottom of my case so seek noise is much less, I'm trying to find a way to remove the idle whine, thus the 'box'. Of all the hard drives, my Seagate 320GB has AAM disabled for some odd reason (yes, I checked elsewhere, every one of those hard ...
by CroSsFiRE2.0
Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:44 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ASUS En8800GS Glaciator
Replies: 1
Views: 2131

Got an 8800gs myself, depends on your level of quiet. It isn't a screamer like the 7600 or some 8600gt series of cards but in my opinion, it was a bit too loud for my liking, it was idling at around 44 in my case which has almost no airflow, replaced it with an accelero s1 rev2 and got idle of 55 an...
by CroSsFiRE2.0
Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:28 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Sorbothane Hard Drive Box?
Replies: 3
Views: 2265

Sorbothane Hard Drive Box?

Well, just started to post on SPCR forums after creeping for a while and I was wondering if anybody has had any success in building a hard drive enclosure/box to dampen sound. I'm thinking of building a foam box lined with sorbothane to dampen the noise from the hard drive since my Seagate 320GB doe...
by CroSsFiRE2.0
Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:17 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Sorbothane Retailer in Toronto
Replies: 2
Views: 2605

Sorbothane Retailer in Toronto

Just found this store in Toronto, Ontario that sells Sorbothane sheets so for mounting fans or hard drives, Ergotech According to them the cost of a "1/8 x 12 x 12, 50 Duro's is $19.95 plus freight and applicable taxes." Ergotech Protective Devices Inc. 250 Ferrier St., Suite "B" Markham, Ontario L3...