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by tonalt
Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:50 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Asus, MSI, Gigabyte - Advice and experiences?
Replies: 7
Views: 4736

Re: Asus, MSI, Gigabyte - Advice and experiences?

I finally settled on the Gigabyte GV-N66TOC-2GD. It was in stock at amazon for the same price as most non-overclocked 660 Ti cards. The return policy there is quite good. It came with the Borderlands 2 download coupon. It performed quite well in the most thorough review of these cards that I've rea...
by tonalt
Fri Oct 27, 2006 12:59 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Motherboard northbridge reaches 120c (!) and dies
Replies: 42
Views: 46706

wumpus wrote:Image
Very beautiful picture, like a futuristic town from science fiction movies. Zalman ZM-NBF47 was also a tight fit between SLI-slots with Asus A8N-SLI.
by tonalt
Mon Sep 25, 2006 11:35 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Need Brand Recommendation for a 7600gs
Replies: 12
Views: 4552

I'm happy with my Albatron. No problems at all. Really cheap and came with Call Of Duty 2 (which I sold for good price :) )

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814170102
by tonalt
Thu Jul 20, 2006 10:16 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: My new SP2504C is driving me nuts!
Replies: 4
Views: 2429

Oh I didn't think of that.. so it seems that my suspension isn't good enough. Have to think about new HD enclosure.
by tonalt
Thu Jul 20, 2006 9:42 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Lian-Li 6077, it´s black. [UPDATE: HR-05-SLI on the Chipset
Replies: 42
Views: 25073

which HD enclosure you have found the best? do you recommend mCubed Vertical Silence?
by tonalt
Thu Jul 20, 2006 8:23 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: My new SP2504C is driving me nuts!
Replies: 4
Views: 2429

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.. That sound is driving me nuts and I can hear it to my bed (3-4 meters away). There's no way to return this HD to the store, so I guess...
by tonalt
Fri Jul 07, 2006 11:02 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Lian-Li 6077, it´s black. [UPDATE: HR-05-SLI on the Chipset
Replies: 42
Views: 25073

Nice to see that you have a lot of research on HDD enclosures :D I'm not that passionist with that so Level HDD Shell II is enough for me ;)

I saw there Jägermeister bottle. Does this mean that you like alcohol?
by tonalt
Tue Jun 20, 2006 8:36 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Scythe Quiet Drive enclosure, it´s good :)
Replies: 94
Views: 87984

Level HDD SHELL II is better. some pictures from older version. There's no metal to metal contact.
by tonalt
Sat Jun 03, 2006 1:03 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My system with couple of classic fans
Replies: 3
Views: 3073

Seagate with Zalman: 35°C Samsung with Level HDD SHELL II: 29°C But when I said that Zalman is not efficient enough, I meant that it does not insulate all resonanse noises. EDIT: After couple of hours intensive gaming, temperatures are like this: Seagate with Zalman: 45°C Samsung with Level HDD S...
by tonalt
Wed May 31, 2006 10:17 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My system with couple of classic fans
Replies: 3
Views: 3073

My system with couple of classic fans

Amd Athlon xp 2600+ Asus A7N8X Deluxe 2 x Kingston 512MB DDR400 Palit GF4 6600GT AGP Seagate Barracuda IV 80GB Samsung SATA 160GB Nexus 400W NX-4090 I have had about this kind of system for a long time. Only the Graphics card has been changed (before I had passively cooled Ti4200). http://tonalt.kap...
by tonalt
Wed May 17, 2006 9:01 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New HTPC rig with non-HTPC cheapass ATX-case
Replies: 1
Views: 1024

New HTPC rig with non-HTPC cheapass ATX-case

I'm planning new HTPC for my needs and have thought these components: AMD A64 3200+ S939 512MB DDR 400 Ram Somekind of cheap S939 motherboard without any fans Matrox G450 32MB Dualhead Graphics card Samsung 250 GB, SpinPoint P120 SATA Hard drive Nexus Drive-a-way enclouser for that Seasonic 430W, S1...
by tonalt
Wed Feb 15, 2006 2:26 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: The best solution for Palit GF 6600 GT AGP
Replies: 13
Views: 5413

This thing has started to keep really annoying ticking noise.. it starts after ~24h, then I stop the fan with pen and let it spin again. The ticking noise stops, but I have to do this again after ~24h. Any suggestions?
by tonalt
Fri Jan 13, 2006 9:43 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: The best solution for Palit GF 6600 GT AGP
Replies: 13
Views: 5413

I installed Zalman VF700-CU and ZM-VHS1. It was trickier than I assumed. http://tonalt.kapsi.fi/zalman/zalman1.jpg There wasn't enough room so I had to move memory heatsinks "a little bit". I hope that it doesn't cause any overheat problems. http://tonalt.kapsi.fi/zalman/zalman2.jpg Finally I manage...
by tonalt
Mon Jan 02, 2006 7:14 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: The best solution for Palit GF 6600 GT AGP
Replies: 13
Views: 5413

Ok my card looks like this: http://www.ixbt.com/video2/images/nv43-5/palit-6600gtagp-scan-front.jpg I'm afraid that there's no chance to use fully passive cooler, so I thought that if any of the coolers will fit, it will be Zalman VF700-CU. But look at this site: http://www.zalman.co.kr/product/cool...
by tonalt
Sat Dec 31, 2005 6:29 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: The best solution for Palit GF 6600 GT AGP
Replies: 13
Views: 5413

:) From Zalman website (ZM80D): This product cannot be installed on nVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT and 6800 Ultra because they do not have 3mm heatsink installation holes. Also, this product cannot be installed on nVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT AGP, 6600 AGP, and PCX 5*** series products. From Aerocool website (VM-...
by tonalt
Sat Dec 31, 2005 4:45 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: The best solution for Palit GF 6600 GT AGP
Replies: 13
Views: 5413

The best solution for Palit GF 6600 GT AGP

Hi I just bought this videocard and I was wondering, that what is the most silent cooler for it? Searched some forums and it looks like there's only a couple of compatible coolers for it. Arctic Cooling NV Silencer6 Zalman VF700-CU Zalman VF700-ALCU What you think? I was used to the silence of my pa...
by tonalt
Sat Aug 07, 2004 11:54 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Nexus NX-3500SE/NX-4090?
Replies: 24
Views: 7632

I just bought Nexus NX-4090 and I'm very pleased with it. It's a lot quieter than my old Zalman 400W. Now only thing I hear to my bed (about 3 meters to computer) is Samsung 160GB SATA HD. Maybe I have to buy one of these for that.
by tonalt
Mon Apr 05, 2004 6:59 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Zalman ZM400A-APF, worth upgrading?
Replies: 5
Views: 2409

I really don't want to mod my PSU. But if I'm going to, is it really enough to just replace the exicting fan with panaflo L1A? Nothing else to be done?
by tonalt
Sat Apr 03, 2004 12:21 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Zalman ZM400A-APF, worth upgrading?
Replies: 5
Views: 2409

Zalman ZM400A-APF, worth upgrading?

The loudest component in my system is that Zalman PS. Since Seasonic powersuplies are not yet (or ever?) available in Finland, the best alternatives are: NB-Fortron UltraSilent 400 Watt (119€) Nexus Silent Power 350W Special Edition NX-3500 (60€) I bet NB-Fortron is much more silent than my Zalman, ...
by tonalt
Fri Mar 19, 2004 8:11 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Worried about my Seagate 7200.7
Replies: 27
Views: 10993

Add me to the list. I had 160GB Seagate 7200.7 SATA. Now I have 160GB Samsung SP80 SATA. Write/read -noise is lower, but idle noise is higher. I can hear idle noise only from short distance like 20cm, so it doesn't bother me while I'm sleeping (bed is ~3m from computer). I'm pretty glad with my new ...
by tonalt
Fri Oct 31, 2003 2:54 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: NExus nx-3500
Replies: 12
Views: 3746

I'm not pleased with Zalman 400W and now I'm between Coba and Nexus 350W. You can get Nexus in Finland from here: http://www.bdog.fi/cgi-bin/netstore/tuo ... 8090000008. The price isn't that bad, I paid ~120€ for the Zalman :O
by tonalt
Sun Oct 05, 2003 5:28 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: LEVICOM G80CRMC 80mm 17dB Ceramic Bearing
Replies: 1
Views: 926

LEVICOM G80CRMC 80mm 17dB Ceramic Bearing

Anyone tried this one yet? http://www.web-jussi.com/cgi-bin/sql/tu ... l?id=24463. Sounds quite interesting.. could be quieter than Panaflo L1A.
by tonalt
Thu Sep 04, 2003 3:25 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Pabst 80 mm vs panaflo 80 mm? dBA
Replies: 19
Views: 4649

UrbanVoyeur, LOL :D :D
by tonalt
Wed Sep 03, 2003 1:45 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Pabst 80 mm vs panaflo 80 mm? dBA
Replies: 19
Views: 4649

Panaflo should be quieter at same airflow than Papst, according to this new test: http://murobbs.muropaketti.com/thread.jsp?forum=23&thread=246766&start=90&msRange=15 . That guy says that YS TECH FD1281252B-2A http://www.web-jussi.com/cgi-bin/sql/tuoteesite.pl?id=23735 is a little quieter than Panaf...
by tonalt
Mon Aug 25, 2003 12:39 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Undervolting inabilty, why?
Replies: 19
Views: 4704

My Asus A7N8X Deluxe don't let to set lower Vcore than 1,65V.. it sucks. And Asus Probe shows 1,712. Is there any way to set it lower?
by tonalt
Tue Jul 15, 2003 1:04 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Quiet Lanboy ......Completely Ducted, Running Cool.
Replies: 25
Views: 31965

How much Intake filter/exhaust duct combo reduces noise?

That doesn't look that difficult to build, maybe I'll make one :)
by tonalt
Thu Jul 10, 2003 2:02 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My quiet, ducted rig
Replies: 13
Views: 8961

Is there any trick left that could make your comp any quieter? ;)
by tonalt
Thu Jul 10, 2003 1:51 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My HTPC
Replies: 7
Views: 7970

Great job.. but that TV could be bigger and wide screen ;)
by tonalt
Thu Jul 10, 2003 12:32 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: ZM400A-APF clicks?
Replies: 7
Views: 2643

My Zalman 400W doesn't click. It's really quiet.