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by Alexandrus
Sat Jun 10, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: What PSU for my SILENT build?
Replies: 12
Views: 7156

Re: What PSU for my SILENT build?

Well, you are wrong. It's not better in every way, in fact, it's not better in most ways I had the R5, now playing with the KL07, the R5 is better made, better materials, better air filters etc. Don't get me wrong, the KL07 is a very good case, but simply is not better in EVERY way than the R5. Also...
by Alexandrus
Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: How much difference does a window make?
Replies: 5
Views: 3619

Re: How much difference does a window make?

Sorry, but that's just ... simple thinking. No, a more open case will not be quieter, as airflow and thermal dynamics are factors that affect cooling and they CAN be controlled, and so can be the other factor, noise. A good case with a positive pressure airflow, yet with some sort of noise dampening...
by Alexandrus
Sun Jul 24, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Bitumen sheets, Fractal Design
Replies: 22
Views: 9333

Re: Bitumen sheets, Fractal Design

So, you say you have been using the Be Quiet! stuff for the past 10 years ? Or that you have tried the exact combination described above and have more than the rest of us to show for it and prove your point, such as actual measurements ? You can show/prove me/us to be wrong or do you simply imply th...
by Alexandrus
Sun Jul 24, 2016 4:45 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Bitumen sheets, Fractal Design
Replies: 22
Views: 9333

Re: Bitumen sheets, Fractal Design

Also good to see some people still have opinions about stuff they have never tried.
by Alexandrus
Tue Jul 19, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Bitumen sheets, Fractal Design
Replies: 22
Views: 9333

Re: Bitumen sheets, Fractal Design

Well, no open holes in the case, being covered by any material, is better than just open, I guess. The hardcore version would be to use 3mm plastic sheets cut to specs and covered by the HD eggshell foam, to simply cover all the parts where there is no fan or some other component, but ... too much w...
by Alexandrus
Tue Jul 19, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Bitumen sheets, Fractal Design
Replies: 22
Views: 9333

Re: Bitumen sheets, Fractal Design

There are HD (High Density) versions of it, polyurethane with bitumen I guess, but not really sure. Yes, it's thin, 20mm actually, because any thicker would have interfered with the components inside the case. I used some on a Fractal case to cover up all the slits and cutouts that were quite unnece...
by Alexandrus
Tue Jul 19, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Bitumen sheets, Fractal Design
Replies: 22
Views: 9333

Re: Bitumen sheets, Fractal Design

Well, the reason I want those sheets in OEM flavor is not for sound proofing, but more for their aesthetic properties ;) The sound proofing part is taken care of by other means, namely this type of foam : http://www.soundproofcow.com/wp-content/uploads/import/D/Acoustic_Foam_Panel_Convoluted_1_400.j...
by Alexandrus
Tue Jul 19, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Bitumen sheets, Fractal Design
Replies: 22
Views: 9333

Re: Bitumen sheets, Fractal Design

If anything would do, there are plenty of widely available alternatives, from dedicated sound proofing for computer cases, to ... some DIY parts, auto sound proofing, etc.
by Alexandrus
Tue Jul 19, 2016 12:13 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Bitumen sheets, Fractal Design
Replies: 22
Views: 9333

Re: Bitumen sheets, Fractal Design

No, you don't get it.
I want the OEM material, not just any bitumen sheets.
If any would do, I can get automotive stuff, which for the price should be way better, as it's very expensive.
by Alexandrus
Mon Jul 18, 2016 12:38 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Bitumen sheets, Fractal Design
Replies: 22
Views: 9333

Re: Bitumen sheets, Fractal Design

Well, if you can find those bitumen backed sheets, I want them too.
I have a few Fractal cases and due to cost reduction, they are all missing sound proofing in areas I would consider important, so I'd like to remedy that short coming.
by Alexandrus
Mon Jul 18, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: R5 define case - power LED too bright
Replies: 3
Views: 3938

Re: R5 define case - power LED too bright

Anyone figure out an elegant / easy way to dim the bright power LED. I have the PC in my bedroom and the flashing bright blue LED is annoying. Anyone have any ideas other than using a sharpie/ducktape/not use sleep feature? I imagine it could be unplugged from the mobo and not have any light at all...
by Alexandrus
Mon Jul 18, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: Audio Crafts
Topic: What are you listening through? speaker systems & headphones
Replies: 29
Views: 27159

Re: What are you listening through? speaker systems & headph

Beyerdynamic DT880 250 ohms with a Soundblaster E5. I prefer speakers to headphones given the option but sometimes headphones are necessity. I sometimes entertain the idea of getting a better set of headphones for myself and I'd probably be looking at the Philips X2/Beyer DT880/Sennheiser HD598 or ...
by Alexandrus
Sun May 29, 2016 3:13 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: GameMi v2, FT05 + GTX980ti SLI
Replies: 34
Views: 26169

Re: GameMi v2, FT05 + GTX980ti SLI

Hi Luca, do you have any further info on this? No, Seb, I haven't any. (Which is different to the TY-140 and thus misleading naming) Just as a side note, more than once TR specs were odd/weird/misleading: TY-140 specs are far off actual figures, or TY-149 specs are lower than the various 140 Black/...
by Alexandrus
Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:22 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: New WD red series NAS drives.
Replies: 19
Views: 9443

Re: New WD red series NAS drives.

Yes, it does.
by Alexandrus
Mon Dec 28, 2009 9:00 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Q: Very most quiet way of getting 1 TB (or 2x500GB) storage?
Replies: 14
Views: 4214

Now confirmed, the WD10EADS-00M2B0 is MUCH quieter than the Seagate Barracuda LP 1000GB. Idle noise on the WD is almost non-existent, and seek noise is just a tad louder than the fan in the Antec MX-1, but the same smoothness to it, nothing sharp and annoying. PS. However, it is slower and hotter, i...
by Alexandrus
Sun Dec 20, 2009 9:06 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD WD10EADS-00P8B0 1TB 2-platters?
Replies: 12
Views: 9455

It's as simple as a jumper setting before installing the drive or a command line after creating and formating the partition.
by Alexandrus
Sat Dec 19, 2009 6:08 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD WD10EADS-00P8B0 1TB 2-platters?
Replies: 12
Views: 9455

The EARS is not so widely available because it's the new Advanced Format drive with 4kb sectors and will create a few problems with some OSes.
Here : http://www.anandtech.com/storage/showdoc.aspx?i=3691
by Alexandrus
Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:49 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Q: Very most quiet way of getting 1 TB (or 2x500GB) storage?
Replies: 14
Views: 4214

First of all, I am using XP Pro, and no, has nothing to do with any power saving fuctions, it simply locks the PC when I start writting on the disk, only for 1 to 3 seconds, then it's all normal. For instance, when downloading a new torrent, or when copying from another drive, it happens. http://imi...
by Alexandrus
Sun Dec 13, 2009 2:27 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Q: Very most quiet way of getting 1 TB (or 2x500GB) storage?
Replies: 14
Views: 4214

CC32 as well here, maybe it's a bad sample, I have no idea, Seagate told me to exchange it, but if I get another one and it behaves just like that, then .... it's no good. That's why I'd go with the WD from the start, it might be bugged with the head parking issues but it has less noisy seeks.
by Alexandrus
Sat Dec 12, 2009 10:17 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Q: Very most quiet way of getting 1 TB (or 2x500GB) storage?
Replies: 14
Views: 4214

I will have to disagree about the Seagate LP 1TB, it has extremely noisy seeks and a buggy firmware, I tested and retested the one I have and it still locks the PC for a few seconds on first writes(no bad sectors or anything, it's been tested). So I'd go with the WD Green, 1TB, 500GB platters, eithe...
by Alexandrus
Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:53 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 640GB Roundup at Xbitlabs
Replies: 17
Views: 4876

Yes, but the Black has more dampening, it's a heavier drive, 690 grams as oposed to 640 grams of the Blue version. I had the Blue 640 WD drive, it was sort of quiet, not record braking, but not loud either. Now I have the Black and the Blue, both in the same model enclosure(I use them on laptops) an...