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by T K
Sat Apr 25, 2015 10:06 pm
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: List of fanless laptops
Replies: 156
Views: 233602

Re: List of fanless laptops

Thanks: can you kindly point me out any info/review about the Acer Aspire ES1-311 or the ASUS P553MA (to know whether they are fanless or not: Google's search quality is worsening more and more over time)? Indeed, would be interesting to know. Have you found anything meanwhile? Eg, how fanny could ...
by T K
Sun Apr 19, 2015 8:07 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: What to do with Latitude D610 s? SSDize?
Replies: 11
Views: 20029

Re: What to do with Latitude D610 s? SSDize?

Acer Aspire E11 (and V11) are definitely fanless. When initially saw 11" Aspires, wondered whether they were like those (not meant)|(hard to use) for productive endeavors. Seems they could be well-usable to eg write|program and read. Found such specific offers... Acer ES1-111 CMD-N2940 11" /4/500GB...
by T K
Sun Apr 12, 2015 11:10 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: What to do with Latitude D610 s? SSDize?
Replies: 11
Views: 20029

Re: What to do with Latitude D610 s? SSDize?

Thank you for replies and advice SebRad shaoyu washu xan_user Cistron ! The biggest problem is I think from the HDD models you gave is that they are using IDE drives. Last time I looked, long ago, there where no cost effective SSD solutions for 2.5" IDE. There seem to be IDE <-> Sata converters for ...
by T K
Fri Apr 03, 2015 7:53 am
Forum: Notebook Systems
Topic: What to do with Latitude D610 s? SSDize?
Replies: 11
Views: 20029

What to do with Latitude D610 s? SSDize?

Greetings! Things have un-folded so that I happen to be faced with 2 Latitude D610 lap-tops... #1 has - battery that works - Hard disk drive - Hitachi HTS721060G9AT00 (60 GB) that - - proDuces significant high-pitched noise when not reading-writing - CPU - 1 x Intel Pentium M processor 1.86GHz (1862...
by T K
Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:52 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Sea Sonic P-520FL vs X-650
Replies: 4
Views: 2352

Sea Sonic P-520FL vs X-650

H iya|ello! Trying to decide about... - Sea Sonic Platinum Series 520 Fanless - Power supply ( internal ) - ATX12V / EPS12V - 80 PLUS Platinum - 520 Watt - active PFC (P-520FL) - Sea Sonic X-650 - Power supply ( internal ) - ATX12V / EPS12V - 80 PLUS Gold - 650 Watt - active PFC „Hybrid Silent Fan C...
by T K
Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:26 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Sg Pipeline HD ST2000VM003 -- WD15EZRX been surpassed?
Replies: 0
Views: 2411

Sg Pipeline HD ST2000VM003 -- WD15EZRX been surpassed?

Been recommended - Seagate Pipeline HD ST2000VM003 - Hard drive - 2 TB - internal - 3.5" - SATA-600 - 5900 rpm - buffer: 64 MB ( to support - Samsung 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256 - Solid state drive - 256 GB - internal - 2.5" - SATA-600 (MZ-​7PD256BW) ) Official descriptions and http://www.hardwareluxx....
by T K
Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:38 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermaltake NiC F3 -- What to say when offered?
Replies: 5
Views: 3771

Re: Thermaltake NiC F3 -- What to say when offered?

Greetings, my friends! Thank you all! NiC F3 is advertised with... Noise 18.0~ 30.2 dBA If you are looking for CPU cooler, Cheap / Good performance: Coolermaster 212 EVO, Xigmatek 1283 Good Value / Great perfomance: Thermalright HR02 Macho, Scythe Mugen 3/4 Expensive / Top Performers: Thermalright S...
by T K
Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:39 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Why I won't recommend a Haswell system until August+
Replies: 59
Views: 32270

Re: Why I won't recommend a Haswell system until August+

CA_Steve wrote:Supposedly, it just affects some USB 3 devices like thumb drives and not keyboard/mouse. That said, I use sleep mode all the time during the day. Before I walk away from my PC, I put it to sleep which dismounts my Truecrypt drive along the way.
How about exTernal
- HDDs
- Optical DVD Drives
?
by T K
Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:39 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Thermaltake NiC F3 -- What to say when offered?
Replies: 5
Views: 3771

Thermaltake NiC F3 -- What to say when offered?

Been suggested a Thermaltake NiC F3 for either...
- Intel Core i5 4670K - 3.4 GHz
- Intel Core i5-3570K Processor(6M Cache, up to 3.80 GHz)

How'd be that?
by T K
Fri Aug 02, 2013 12:45 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Evaluating a ( higher )Configuration Suggestion -- Advice?
Replies: 0
Views: 2072

Evaluating a ( higher )Configuration Suggestion -- Advice?

Greetings! When seeking to realize something based on this http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=66304, was offered|suggested a some-what difFerent configuration as well... ( perhaps it'd work better in a separate thread, thence this one ) Case Fractal Design Define R4 - - tower ...
by T K
Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:57 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Finding -> Realizing Optimal Configurations & Upgrade Paths
Replies: 34
Views: 32677

Re: Finding Optimal Configurations -- Evaluating

When seeking to realize something based on this http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=66304, was offered|suggested a some-what difFerent configuration as well... ( perhaps this'd work better in another thread ) case : Fractal Design Define R4 - - tower - ATX - Black Pearl power s...
by T K
Thu Aug 01, 2013 3:42 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 8+ years Optical DVD RW Drive worth replacing?
Replies: 3
Views: 1872

Re: 8+ years Optical DVD RW Drive worth replacing?

Greetings and Thank Yous :) An external DVD unit could be useful to have around just in case one needs to hook one up to a system. Considering that. How's - BUFFALO MediaStation 8x Portable DVD Writer with LED Power Indicator - Disk drive - DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM - 8x8x5x - Hi-Speed USB – external...
by T K
Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:34 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Finding -> Realizing Optimal Configurations & Upgrade Paths
Replies: 34
Views: 32677

Re: Finding and Realizing Optimal Configurations

You mean in place of the existing ones? Or in addition to? In principle. I'd always test the stock fans first, see how loud they are to my ear and then start fine tuning rpm of individual fans. Of course! That'd give a sense of improvement too. How'd the R4 fare? Compared to CM 650? IMHO R4 beats t...
by T K
Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:14 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 8+ years Optical DVD RW Drive worth replacing?
Replies: 3
Views: 1872

8+ years Optical DVD RW Drive worth replacing?

How have ODs improved? Some quieter? :roll:

Should an already existing, at least 8 years old DVD RW be changed with a new system?
What'd be recommended?


TYiA!
:)
by T K
Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:43 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Finding -> Realizing Optimal Configurations & Upgrade Paths
Replies: 34
Views: 32677

Re: Finding Optimal Configurations -- Storage

CA_Steve wrote:SSD: They have longer warranties than HDDs...and for a decently built SSD, wearout takes a longer than you'd think.
Could partitioning interfere with wear-leveling?
by T K
Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:35 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Finding -> Realizing Optimal Configurations & Upgrade Paths
Replies: 34
Views: 32677

Re: Finding and Realizing Optimal Configurations -- VPU

Hello!
Good to know :)


There's also
- Asus RADEON HD 7850 2GB DirectCU II V2 , HD7850-DC2-2GD5-V2 €176,50
What to think of that?

Asking as...
- ASUS Radeon HD 7870 DirectCU II 2 GB
went wrong.
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS ... II/25.html
by T K
Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:22 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Finding -> Realizing Optimal Configurations & Upgrade Paths
Replies: 34
Views: 32677

Re: Finding and Realizing Optimal Configurations -- Video

Mother-Boards ~same price -- 81.38 .. 83.00€ - Asus Socket 1155 P8Z77-V LX2 -- uk.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z77V_LX2/ - Asus Socket 1155 P8Z77-V LX2/C/SI -- seemed to find no info, just offers - Gigabyte Socket 1155 GA-Z77P-D3 - Gigabyte Socket 1155 GA-Z77-DS3H http://www.gigabyte.c...
by T K
Sun Jul 21, 2013 2:04 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Finding -> Realizing Optimal Configurations & Upgrade Paths
Replies: 34
Views: 32677

Re: Finding and Realizing Optimal Configurations

Abula wrote:I wouldnt consider any GTX660TI, the GTX760 is faster and cheaper.
Here, cheapest respective offers were...
- Asus GeForce 600 Series GTX660 TI-DC2T-2GD5, GeForce GTX 660 TI, 2GB DDR5 (192 Bit), HDMI, DP, BOX €216,00
- Gainward GeForce 700 Series GTX 760 2GB €233,00

Strange :)
by T K
Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:40 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Finding -> Realizing Optimal Configurations & Upgrade Paths
Replies: 34
Views: 32677

Re: Finding and Realizing Optimal Configurations

The 7850 also has a fanless version, PowerColor AX7850 1GBD5-S3DH Radeon HD 7850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card , but at that price the GTX760 start to get really close, one that has gotten good reviews is the MSI Gaming N760 TF 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 76...
by T K
Sat Jul 20, 2013 8:06 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Finding -> Realizing Optimal Configurations & Upgrade Paths
Replies: 34
Views: 32677

Re: Finding Optimal Configurations -- GPUs

In any case, there are lots of review sites that will give you an idea of the range of fps for a given video card at a given resolution for a variety of games. I gathered some video card reviews that also gave noise levels here. It's mostly targeted at 1080p gaming, but, other lower TDP cards are c...
by T K
Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:00 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel Socket 1155 S1200BTS -- What is to be done with?
Replies: 5
Views: 3127

Re: Intel Socket 1155 S1200BTS -- What is to be done with?

Thank you all together and each sub-set of for helping clarify these matters! I'd say a working Intel 1155 server board is worth a lot more than $16. Otherwise priced at ~€160. I notice it doesn't support SATA 6Gbps. Noticed so too. ...Might via|through an interesting converter&driver though. This o...
by T K
Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:09 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Finding -> Realizing Optimal Configurations & Upgrade Paths
Replies: 34
Views: 32677

Re: Finding Optimal Configurations -- Mother-Boards

Not familiar with the Asrock board - that description/part number looks to be jumbled up. Seems to be... http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/ZH77%20Pro3/ . No reviews found for that mobo. Better not to bother? Searched more, for more... Mother-Boards Z(1H)77 , ~same price - Asus Socket 1155 P8Z77-V LX2/...
by T K
Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:23 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Intel Socket 1155 S1200BTS -- What is to be done with?
Replies: 5
Views: 3127

Intel Socket 1155 S1200BTS -- What is to be done with?

Would
- Intel Socket 1155 S1200BTS
be worth getting and tinkering with when offered for ~$16?

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ ... 200bt.html
by T K
Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:05 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Finding -> Realizing Optimal Configurations & Upgrade Paths
Replies: 34
Views: 32677

Re: Finding Optimal Configurations -- Cases , GPUs

Case The CM seems to be a suitable choice. Get decent PSU and add a few slow spinning fans and you should turn this into a really low noise build. You mean in place of the existing ones? Or in addition to? Found... - Fractal Design Define R4 Titanium Grey|Arctic White ...cheaper than the R3 reviewe...
by T K
Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:34 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Finding -> Realizing Optimal Configurations & Upgrade Paths
Replies: 34
Views: 32677

Re: Finding Optimal Configurations

Greetings, Pappnaas!


How is... ?
- Cooler Master CM SILENCIO 650 MID TOWER Black , RC-650-KKN1

Supposed to be a better option than the 550 reviewed here?
by T K
Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:32 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Finding -> Realizing Optimal Configurations & Upgrade Paths
Replies: 34
Views: 32677

Re: Finding Optimal Configurations -- Carapages

Thank you!

A good read indeed and read I did :)
...few years ago already actually, when I searched for and found this site, read many articles. Also read few weeks ago, before registering or posting.

Seemingly more recommended cases didn't seem readily available here.
by T K
Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:25 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Finding -> Realizing Optimal Configurations & Upgrade Paths
Replies: 34
Views: 32677

Re: Finding Optimal Configurations

Carapage
Should a special kind of case be sought?

...Or could there be use of an already present one like in those pictures?
( Can anyone recognize such design or what to call it? )
by T K
Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:01 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Finding -> Realizing Optimal Configurations & Upgrade Paths
Replies: 34
Views: 32677

Re: Finding Optimal Configurations

On the practical side, once you get up past 80W TDP or so, the graphics card will need a fan (or directed airflow) to stay cool...and if your system doesn't have great airflow, even the lesser TDP cards may need a fan. Could issues be similar regarding fannyness of PSUs? RAM: Stick with the first t...
by T K
Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:49 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Finding -> Realizing Optimal Configurations & Upgrade Paths
Replies: 34
Views: 32677

Re: Finding Optimal Configurations

CA_Steve wrote:Not familiar with the Asrock board - that description/part number looks to be jumbled up.
Seems to be...
http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/ZH77%20Pro3/
.
by T K
Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:34 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Finding -> Realizing Optimal Configurations & Upgrade Paths
Replies: 34
Views: 32677

Re: Finding Optimal Configurations

Mother-board "In general, if you go with the K part, then get a Z77 chipset mobo. If you go with the non-K part, then you can drop down to the H77 chipset mobos." Thank you! That helps narrow it :) If 'Dual-channel architecture' memory is to be... - ASRock Socket 1155 MB H77 S1155 ATX/ZH77 PRO3 - G...