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by engseng
Fri Aug 14, 2009 7:19 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Will 8GB of RAM sticks affect my HSF airflow?
Replies: 4
Views: 1331

Will 8GB of RAM sticks affect my HSF airflow?

I am considering upgrading to 8Gb of Corsair XMS2DHX RAM. My concern is whether my Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme + fan will have its airflow affected since it is very close to the RAM sticks. On cooler days in Malaysia, I'm able to get my CPU temperatures between 40-50°C. On those crazy REALLY hot...
by engseng
Sat Apr 02, 2005 6:33 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Anyone have a Fujitsu 2,5" 5400 rpm drive?
Replies: 5
Views: 1926

I also have the 60Gb. I put it in my Sarotech 2.5" external casing and use it to backup my stuff. I bought after reading the recommendation on SPCR, and they're right --- it certainly is quiet.
by engseng
Sat Oct 02, 2004 12:18 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Logitech MX-1000 Mouse - NOISY CLICKING!!!
Replies: 34
Views: 8998

Yeah, I find Microsoft mice to be more quieter than Logitech's. Still, the laser sounds cool but it doesn't sound safe. Even though Logitech says the laser switches off when it's not in contact with a surface. How's the accuracy? Some of the cheaper Logitech mice I used have this tendency to move ar...
by engseng
Fri Oct 01, 2004 11:29 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Thermalright XP120 cooler: The new King
Replies: 182
Views: 120316

Also, in using an XP-120 in a normal intel mobo in a case such as a BQE, the fan will stick out far enough to be near the middle of the exhaust fan that would make a sideway T intersection. Perhaps someone with an XP-120 and BQE combination might be able to say for sure. Maybe this is more clear: |...
by engseng
Sat Aug 07, 2004 1:28 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: HIS IceQ II X800 XT and PRO reviews
Replies: 15
Views: 4668

awx, your HIS x800 Pro card doesn't have that switch at the back for low speed-high speed right? Does it ramp up the fan speed during gameplay?

Anyway, I was looking at it the other day at the shop and holding up the box makes me feel like I was holding a Toys'R'Us toy....
by engseng
Sat Aug 07, 2004 1:22 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Build the best CPU exhaust duct.
Replies: 17
Views: 5754

That duct is a great idea, I might implement it one day. However, in that picture it looks like it almosts covers the PSU intake. And since the PSU is primarily the exhaust of the casing, that doesn't look so good.
by engseng
Fri Jul 09, 2004 10:57 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Do windows let out noise unnecessarily?
Replies: 12
Views: 3856

Do windows let out noise unnecessarily?

Well, I've seen all kinds of windows on casings, including the unique Lian Li aquarium window. But I wonder if windows let out noise unnecessarily. A window would be useful to see if the fans in my case are running or seeing if the water cooler is not leaking anything. I'm not the type to install li...
by engseng
Fri Mar 26, 2004 10:24 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Logo for SPCR?
Replies: 90
Views: 30229

Yeah, I asked about a symbol for silent computing some time ago. That symbol would be perfect for SPCR, something like the USB and Firewire symbols.
by engseng
Sat Mar 06, 2004 6:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your preferred type of girl's voice?
Replies: 28
Views: 15060

I think Edward Ng is doing a good job in being Lord of the OT.
by engseng
Fri Feb 27, 2004 8:56 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Sarotech 2.5" HDD enclosures
Replies: 2
Views: 1422

Sarotech 2.5" HDD enclosures

I'm planning on purchasing the 2.5" HDD enclosure from Sarotech, the Cutie DX. Anyone here uses this? I'd like to hear your comments.
by engseng
Fri Feb 27, 2004 8:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your preferred type of girl's voice?
Replies: 28
Views: 15060

What? I just posted one topic and now I'm Lord of the OT?
by engseng
Fri Feb 27, 2004 8:32 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: MikeC and al bundy were right!--Updated: Pictures!
Replies: 37
Views: 19961

Good job, Edward. I'm also interesting in getting myself a 2.5" HDD, and deciding between the Fujitsu, Hitachi and IBM Travelstar. So far, this site tends to favour Fujitsu. Does anyone use the other HDDs here?

Edward, how much does the enclosure help in reducing the HD noise and heat?
by engseng
Fri Feb 27, 2004 8:25 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: The silent future is 2.5" wide.
Replies: 33
Views: 41914

Looks like I'll do fine with a Fujitsu or a Toshiba. But what about Hitachi and the IBM Travelstar? Are these sounds audible if I put them in a HDD enclosure?
by engseng
Fri Jan 09, 2004 7:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your preferred type of girl's voice?
Replies: 28
Views: 15060

Hey, who added Husky, Sultry voice option?
by engseng
Thu Jan 01, 2004 7:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your preferred type of girl's voice?
Replies: 28
Views: 15060

Nope, I'm not him. And who is he anyway? What did he do?
by engseng
Wed Dec 31, 2003 7:25 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Who here uses CoolerMaster casing fans?
Replies: 1
Views: 888

Who here uses CoolerMaster casing fans?

Hmmm.....My friends are saying that the 80mm CoolerMaster casing fans with LED are quiet. Anyone here using it? How true is this?
by engseng
Wed Dec 31, 2003 7:12 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Your preferred type of girl's voice?
Replies: 28
Views: 15060

Your preferred type of girl's voice?

Alright, please vote! Thanks, and Happy New Year! :D
by engseng
Sun Dec 28, 2003 8:37 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: New cooler: Gigabyte 3D cooler
Replies: 15
Views: 3954

:shock: Hard to believe something like that coming from someone dedicated to achieving the true ultimate silent PC. :lol:
by engseng
Sun Dec 28, 2003 7:59 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Anybody try the Nexus "Real Silent" Case Fans yet?
Replies: 107
Views: 38378

SiliconAcoustics.com says that the closed corner of the 80mm Nexus Real Silent Case fan is incompatible with the fan isolators you guys mentioned?
by engseng
Sun Dec 28, 2003 7:39 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian-Li case mod using bottom intake.
Replies: 9
Views: 3585

I did post my friend's comments in another 6077 thread here in this board. Noise does escape from the blowhole, I think it'd be better to remove the 80mm fan. My friend used washers to get rid of the vibration from his Zalman FB123 bracket. For some reason, SPCR didn't review the PC6070 case, which ...
by engseng
Fri Dec 26, 2003 5:18 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian-Li case mod using bottom intake.
Replies: 9
Views: 3585

If I understand correctly, you push the whole block and lift it up to remove it. It is not screwed in.

The case has one front exhaust, two back exhaust and a blowhole at the top.
by engseng
Thu Dec 25, 2003 10:30 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Lian-Li case mod using bottom intake.
Replies: 9
Views: 3585

The Lian Li PC6077 case has a bottom intake grill. And it comes with a dust filter too. Maybe the surface area is smaller than your mod, but it's standard with this case.

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by engseng
Thu Dec 25, 2003 10:24 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Panaflo: how much quieter?
Replies: 14
Views: 2938

Are you people actually crazy enough to put your finger between the blades??!
by engseng
Thu Dec 25, 2003 10:22 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Best Athlon for underclocking..?
Replies: 11
Views: 3029

Are the new AMD Athlon 64 chips good for undervolting with their new Cool N' Quiet feature?
by engseng
Tue Dec 23, 2003 8:33 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Memory Heatspreaders
Replies: 8
Views: 1965

Nowadays Corsair produces RAM that comes standard with heatspreaders and even LED lights. For now, I feel that the heatspreaders are there to help the overclockers, but I certainly feel there's no harm in having them. Why I've even seen people who put a 60mm fan blowing over their RAM sticks!
by engseng
Tue Dec 23, 2003 8:04 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Bad news for future AMD cpus cooling - 105W TP
Replies: 27
Views: 7388

I'm looking forward to seeing what methods Mike Chin will use to cool down his future computer silently. Hopefully, this will make a bigger market for silent PC products, once people start noticing how noisy their PC is. Or maybe everyone will start branding their products to be "ULTRA QUIET".
by engseng
Tue Dec 23, 2003 7:35 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: I have the worst luck, UPS misdelivered my artic cooling vga
Replies: 22
Views: 3807

After hearing all your horror stories, I'm now having second thoughts about using UPS and FedEx. I considered buying silent PC stuff from overseas, but seems that now isn't the right time to do so. Plus the shipping and tax will be expensive!
by engseng
Mon Dec 22, 2003 8:17 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Antec P160 Aluminum case Review
Replies: 64
Views: 37105

or if lian Li made a PC60 with low impedance 120mm fan grills front and back and a front firewire port,…… Fool , the Lian Li PC6077 does have a firewire port at the front. http://www.nokytech.net/images/dossiers/pc6077/06.jpg I prefer to have the ports at the bottom of the case, so that the wires d...
by engseng
Mon Dec 22, 2003 8:04 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 9800pro w/ACvgaSilencer at 5v How hott is safe?
Replies: 17
Views: 5755

Have you taken the temperature of the card at that time? I've always felt as long as it's below 60C, it's okay.
by engseng
Mon Dec 22, 2003 12:27 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate 7200.7 200GB (100 GB/platter) starts to ship
Replies: 2
Views: 1298

Seagate’s new HDDs resist up to 350Gs of non-operating shock and are among the quietest hard drives in their class, emitting less than 2.5bels at idle and excellent performance. Average seek time of the novelties is 8.5ms, while the maximum internal transfer rate is approximately 85.4MB/s (683Mb/s)...