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by HearNoEvil
Wed Sep 04, 2013 1:33 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Streacom FC8 Evo Fanless Mini-ITX Chassis
Replies: 18
Views: 27798

Re: Streacom FC8 Evo Fanless Mini-ITX Chassis

Dear gazer365 My latest build consists of the Gigabyte Z87N-WiFi using the Streacom FC8 Evo. I had to bend one of the heatpipes ever so slightly in order for all four heatpipes to fit. It's quite a snug fit over the psu but it wasn't any real issue - the real problem is running out of hands when try...
by HearNoEvil
Wed Aug 04, 2004 4:01 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Zalman's fanless WC rig reviewed: Reserator1
Replies: 144
Views: 96870

Very nice review!
The only thing I would like to know before wanting to buy one of these is: How would the temps be together with one of the newest GPUs such as the ATI 800 or nVidia 6800? Does anyone know?
by HearNoEvil
Sun Jan 18, 2004 2:59 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Review Suggestions?
Replies: 114
Views: 78877

I would simply LOVE a review of the newly released HUSH ATX system: A completely passively cooled, low profile P4-based system. Something kick-ass for the living room 8) So far, all I have been able to find is at http://www.hardwareluxx.de/cgi-bin/ubb/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic&f=8&t=000051 but si...
by HearNoEvil
Mon Jun 30, 2003 5:34 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What do you guys recommend?
Replies: 24
Views: 7096

OK, maybe your setup is completely correct and fine - let's just assume that for a moment. Maybe you have a faulty piece of hardware? Have you tried changing the CPU or your CPU cooler? Perhaps put in another gfx card? Are your hard drives too warm to touch? Is your CPU overclocked by a mistake? Wha...
by HearNoEvil
Mon Jun 30, 2003 10:39 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What do you guys recommend?
Replies: 24
Views: 7096

I have to re-do the placement of the cards too but again I am going to avoid taking another dive into that thing until necessary. Well, you could try to make the top PCI slot empty - that will give some more air to your GPU. Also, it looks like all your fans are sitting quite close together, which ...
by HearNoEvil
Mon Jun 30, 2003 6:04 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What do you guys recommend?
Replies: 24
Views: 7096

Pictures of my rig will be coming soon. Good idea. Then we could see if you can tweak some of the non-active parts too. For exaple rounded ide cables instead of flat ones, unless you use SATA, of course. Also, it would be nice to know how many pci cards you have installed. It might help if you had ...
by HearNoEvil
Sun Jun 29, 2003 1:58 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: What do you guys recommend?
Replies: 24
Views: 7096

Hi cwestpha, I would go for the first option, which I think would be the easiest thing to do. Get a Zalman cooler for your CPU. But a fan over the GPU might result in air in your system just circulating without actually being changed with fresh cool air. It sounds like your current system fan is not...
by HearNoEvil
Thu Jun 12, 2003 9:21 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: I use a 350W Enermax
Replies: 12
Views: 3615

When I read your post, I thought it sounded like a "true confession"-type post -- in my head. I think it is, mate :lol: Actually, I must admit that I also used to have one of those Enermax EG365P-VE PSUs... :oops: But I got rid of it after having been brainwashed and sucked into the Vortex Of Silen...
by HearNoEvil
Thu Jun 12, 2003 9:01 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: VIA ME6000 Ideal for HTPC?
Replies: 3
Views: 1443

You might also want to have a look at the Sigma Designs XCard and the Jove player (www.8dim.com). I agree with Tore on that one. Sigma Designs have release new drivers for the card, so now it supports all versions of DivX, which according to some early reviews, it didn't on the date of release. You...
by HearNoEvil
Tue Jun 10, 2003 2:00 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: The future is out there: MRAM anyone???
Replies: 10
Views: 2347

The future is out there: MRAM anyone???

Looking at CNN's article about the soon-to-be-released potential hdd killer MRAM http://www.cnn.com/2003/TECH/06/10/ibm.memory.reut/index.html I can't help thinking that data storage without having any moving parts, and thus being completely silent, is the way things are going. If it is true, if MRA...
by HearNoEvil
Wed Jun 04, 2003 2:29 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: :( A sad day...
Replies: 14
Views: 6047

ChiefWeasel wrote:Ah, found the nexus 300W for £60 from halcyonics. Best ive found so far i think.
He-he.... I was obviously too slow to write my reply. That's what happens when you go out to make a cup of coffee in the middle of everything :lol:
by HearNoEvil
Wed Jun 04, 2003 2:26 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: :( A sad day...
Replies: 14
Views: 6047

Hi ChiefWeasel, Wow - I hope your remaining computer parts survived the explosion :cry: I got my Nexus NX-3000 in London from http://www.halcyonics.co.uk/ when I lived in North London. I picked it up myself, so I don't know about their postal services, but their personal service is quite good and th...
by HearNoEvil
Fri May 23, 2003 6:06 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Two 80 gig Barracuda IVs or one Barracuda V 120?
Replies: 22
Views: 6498

Yikes - I nad NO IDEA that there was any difference between the OEM drives and the retail ones: They should be completely identical a part from the extra nice box and cables being thrown in with the retail ones. But maybe I'm just too naive :? Seems to me that the more you look into these matters, t...
by HearNoEvil
Wed May 14, 2003 7:49 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Two 80 gig Barracuda IVs or one Barracuda V 120?
Replies: 22
Views: 6498

Hmmmm.... so, if there is only a 3db increase of noise with a double Barracuda IV 80 gig drive solution, then the noise level is pretty much going to be on par with that of a single Barracuda V 120G drive. Then I guess it's all down to performance of the drives and those extra 40 gigs, which I will ...
by HearNoEvil
Wed May 14, 2003 5:08 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Two 80 gig Barracuda IVs or one Barracuda V 120?
Replies: 22
Views: 6498

Two 80 gig Barracuda IVs or one Barracuda V 120?

Hi tere, In the quest for that lovely silent computer, I am trying to find out if two 80 gig Barracuda IVs are more quiet than one single 120 gig Barracuda V. Looking at Seagate's spec sheets, and indeed in this forum, the Barracuda IV 80 gig is slightly more quiet than the 120 gig of the Barracuda ...