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by barth2k
Tue Jul 25, 2006 7:07 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: My new SP2504C is driving me nuts!
Replies: 4
Views: 2423

Re: My new SP2504C is driving me nuts!

There's no metal to metal contact and it's insulated with HDD Shell II. The noise amplifies with 1 second cycle and it's like wwhhHUMmm.. ..wwhhHUMmm.. ..wwhhHUMmm.. What you're hearing is the beat note between your two HDDs. It's not the fault of either HDD; it's the fault of both HDDs. Suspending...
by barth2k
Mon Jul 24, 2006 8:51 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Western Digital Caviar SE16 320GB
Replies: 15
Views: 5055

Poodle,

I notice in your sig you have the MSI 7600GT HDCP. how is the stock fan. Are you using 3rd party cooler. If so, which one? thanks
by barth2k
Mon Jul 24, 2006 7:11 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How reliable are SMART drive temp sensor readings?
Replies: 8
Views: 3480

I have a WD2500KS and smart gives 53C!! It's warm to the touch but not esp. warm or hot. Of course I don't know what the diff. between internal and external temp is.
by barth2k
Tue Apr 25, 2006 5:16 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Antec Super Lanboy resonance?
Replies: 2
Views: 1426

Antec Super Lanboy resonance?

I know this is not the best case for quiet, but it was, say the magic words, ON SALE, and I vaguely remembered a decent spcr review for it, so I bought it. anway, I'm now running the fans at 7V (5V just raises the temps too much for me), the CPU fan is akasa amber 92mm @800rpm on idle, the PS fan is...
by barth2k
Sat Apr 22, 2006 9:18 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Yate Loon D12SL-12 @7V or Nexus 120mm real quiet case fan?
Replies: 7
Views: 2559

Yate Loon D12SL-12 @7V or Nexus 120mm real quiet case fan?

I've read the Nexus (at least the orange one) is just the yate loon w/ reduced rpm. I can get 2 yate loon+shipping for the price of 1 nexus. I'm thinking of getting the yate loon and run it at 7V, but maybe that will reduce CFM too much. I'm using it to replace a noisy psu fan. If someone is running...
by barth2k
Mon Mar 27, 2006 7:25 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Looking for fan controller like this with 5V
Replies: 5
Views: 1588

Looking for fan controller like this with 5V

Hi

I'm looking for a fan controller like this one

http://shop3.outpost.com/product/374525 ... IN_RSLT_PG


but one that will let me adjust down to 5V.

thanks in adv.
by barth2k
Wed Feb 15, 2006 8:03 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P150: does drive suspension increase disk temp?
Replies: 7
Views: 2475

P150: does drive suspension increase disk temp?

I have a WD 2500 KS suspended in a P150. I have tri-cool fan set to low. XP90 with 92mm akasa quiet fan on CPU. No other fan. No other drive. S.M.A.R.T. reports my drive temp at 50-61C !! I did a speedfan detailed analysis that shows my drive fitness = 97% and performance = 100%. Is the temp reading...
by barth2k
Sun Feb 12, 2006 7:42 am
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec Neo HE PSU Users Poll
Replies: 355
Views: 433154

Re: NeoHE Woes

Basically, the switchoff problem occurs as the minimum current on a 12V rail for ATX12V is 1 amp, and if you try and draw less than an amp the rail wont turn on - it just powers off as soon as you turn the machine on, or when the rail draws less than an amp for 'a while'. Obviously newer mobos and ...
by barth2k
Fri Feb 10, 2006 3:11 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: XP-90L should it blow down or up?
Replies: 3
Views: 1528

XP-90L should it blow down or up?

in a P150, should a XP-90 blow down or up? Seems like blowing down will help cool the mobo and chipset, too. OTOH, I would be drawing the case's hot air down to the CPU. opinions?
by barth2k
Wed Feb 08, 2006 6:57 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Antec P150's NeoHE won't post but Antec won't RMA. Help?
Replies: 4
Views: 2573

Antec P150's NeoHE won't post but Antec won't RMA. Help?

I bought a P150 and MSI K8NGM2. the included psu NeoHE 430 powers up but mobo won't post. I called antec and rep told me the mobo requires a -5V line which the NeoHE 430 doesn't have. Told me the psu is too advanced for my mobo and I should get a ATX 1.3. This is a new mobo with a new chipset! Well,...
by barth2k
Sun Feb 05, 2006 3:21 pm
Forum: Consumer Advocacy
Topic: Antec Neo HE PSU Users Poll
Replies: 355
Views: 433154

edit to give a bit more detail Power on okay. System and cpu fan run. LEDs on kbd flash on power on, but no post (no beep, no video) NeoHE 430 came with P150 serial # S05100031047 AMD X2 3800+ MSI K8NGM2-FID (nVidia 430/6150 chipset) Corsair Value Select 2x1gb no video card 1 SATA HD Bought another ...
by barth2k
Thu Jan 26, 2006 6:58 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Safe to buy Maxtor
Replies: 8
Views: 2968

Safe to buy Maxtor

I was going to go with a SATA Seagate Barracuda for a new rig, but it seems acoustic in the new seagates isn't the same as the old Barracudas. So now I'm looking at Maxtor diamondmax 10. High performance, decent review on spcr, and some models have 5yr warranty. A bit cheaper too. However, my experi...
by barth2k
Tue Dec 13, 2005 9:15 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Yate Loom D12SM-12 vs D12SL-12 model (M vs L)
Replies: 2
Views: 1471

Yate Loom D12SM-12 vs D12SL-12 model (M vs L)

Hi I want the L version (less noise, but less cfm too of course). But I rather like the M version which comes in a nice LED blue whereas the L version comes in black or orange (hey I'm shallow). The M version is also cheaper and more widely available. Is it possible to get the M version and run it l...
by barth2k
Sat Nov 26, 2005 2:26 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Please critique/advise my (newbie) AMD X2 3800+ system
Replies: 7
Views: 2054

Please critique/advise my (newbie) AMD X2 3800+ system

Hi I'm a newbie building system for programming, web design, video encoding, and gaming. Aiming for a quiet (not necessarily silent) system. Antec P150 ($160) or Sonata II ($100) AMD X2 3800+ with Arctic silencer64ultraTC link to silencer http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1683518612...
by barth2k
Fri Oct 17, 2003 8:12 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Help, I'm going insane picking a case
Replies: 15
Views: 4747

Thanks all for the many suggestions. I think the 3700BQE fits most of my needs. and relatively inexpensive too. The drawback is the weight (23lbs). tom brown: I like your box case :) coolcolJ: I thought the max for P4C is around 3.4Ghz. How did you get it to 3.5? Did you play with the voltage? What ...
by barth2k
Wed Oct 15, 2003 11:24 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Help, I'm going insane picking a case
Replies: 15
Views: 4747

Help, I'm going insane picking a case

I'm going to build a PC I hope to be quiet. I'm more sensitive to noise than the avg. user, but I don't think I'm as picky about it as some of you folks here. So I'm not looking to make the PC silent, just quiet under light load (e.g., not playing 3D game or rendering a video file). I'll use it for ...
by barth2k
Thu Mar 27, 2003 8:36 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Quiet pre-built system?
Replies: 24
Views: 9736

Thanks for your inputs!

Thanks for all your inputs. I'll check out ARM computer. I'll also think about building my own. I have a friend who can help, though I think it's going to be a bit of a (mis?)adventure :)
by barth2k
Wed Mar 26, 2003 10:52 pm
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: Quiet pre-built system?
Replies: 24
Views: 9736

Quiet pre-built system?

Due to physical handicaps, I can't build my own system. So I have to buy a pre-built one. I have a Dell Dimension at work, and it's pretty quiet. But I don't want to buy a Dell for home b/c I think the new case is really ugly and I'd like to have more control over components. So I'm looking at ABS C...