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by Compddd
Sun Jan 23, 2011 8:03 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: In case there was any doubt, Seasonic support also rocks
Replies: 1
Views: 383

Re: In case there was any doubt, Seasonic support also rocks

I've refused to use any other PSU except Seasonic for years now :)
by Compddd
Mon Dec 27, 2010 12:01 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: New high density 2-and-3 TB Greens from WD
Replies: 52
Views: 14421

Re: New high density 2-and-3 TB Greens from WD

Any word on 2 platter 1.5TB WD Greens showing up in the channel yet?
by Compddd
Thu Dec 09, 2010 2:39 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: seasonic psu: fanless mode in the x-series
Replies: 8
Views: 2321

Re: seasonic psu: fanless mode in the x-series

Thank you very much for your very competent answer I'm still not sure whether I should buy the x-660 or the completely fanless x-460: the fact that it doesn't have a fan at all scares me a little bit :| I think you've answered your own question. Why buy a product that will worry you when the altern...
by Compddd
Thu Dec 09, 2010 2:29 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: New high density 2-and-3 TB Greens from WD
Replies: 52
Views: 14421

Re: New high density 2-and-3 TB Greens from WD

Would someone notice the difference in vibration in everyday use using a Samsung F4 2TB over a WD Green 2TB?
by Compddd
Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:41 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD vibration & noise reducing methods - ranked
Replies: 195
Views: 618165

Re: HDD vibration & noise reducing methods - ranked

Does anyone have any recommendations for the kind of soft foam I should use to lay my HDD on in the bottom of my case?
by Compddd
Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:19 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What kind of soft foam do I get for HD suspension?
Replies: 0
Views: 667

What kind of soft foam do I get for HD suspension?

I want to take all the drive sleds out of my Silverstone FT02 and put a piece of soft foam in there and lay my WD 2TB Green on it so that there is 0 vibration transmitted to the case.

What kind of foam do I need and where should I buy it from?

Thanks
by Compddd
Sat Nov 06, 2010 1:09 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2TB : WD Green EARS vs. Samsung F4 EcoGreen
Replies: 14
Views: 5061

Re: 2TB : WD Green EARS vs. Samsung F4 EcoGreen

Ok Lawrence good to know :)

Do you have any info on the WD 1.5 greens moving to a 2 platter design using the new 750GB platter disks?
by Compddd
Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:06 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2TB : WD Green EARS vs. Samsung F4 EcoGreen
Replies: 14
Views: 5061

Re: 2TB : WD Green EARS vs. Samsung F4 EcoGreen

Newegg reviews are from people who are generally morons when it comes to computers. Also look at all the good reviews :) They vastly outweigh the bad.
by Compddd
Tue Nov 02, 2010 6:53 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2TB : WD Green EARS vs. Samsung F4 EcoGreen
Replies: 14
Views: 5061

Re: 2TB : WD Green EARS vs. Samsung F4 EcoGreen

Just because you had a bad experience doesn't mean WD is bad. Their GreenPower drives are the highest rated storage drives on SPCR for silence. I've never had a problem with WD, been using them for 10+ years.

As for the OP, I'd go with the WD 2TB EARS if you can make sure it's the 3 platter version.
by Compddd
Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:33 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD 3TB Green released
Replies: 37
Views: 12029

Re: WD 3TB Green released

Do you guys think WD is going to stealth introduce the 2 platter 1.5TB GP drives like they stealth introduced the 3 platter 2TB GP drives?
by Compddd
Sun Oct 03, 2010 7:56 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Which three-platter 2TB for raid?
Replies: 4
Views: 1647

If the new 3 platter WD20EARS is like the WD15EARS then the WD is the way to go.

Anyone here used the new 3 platter WD 2TB yet?
by Compddd
Tue Sep 28, 2010 4:34 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic X-400 fanless in Antec Solo
Replies: 13
Views: 5114

For a power supply to be cooled passively, the case should be vented on top and there should be no air path between the system fan and the power supply. Example: http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=60050&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight= That's a good thread. However, coo...
by Compddd
Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:41 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Corsair Gold AX850 PSU
Replies: 16
Views: 8766

Makes me wonder what the forthcoming Seasonic X-850 and X-1000 units are going to be like when they are released :)
by Compddd
Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:39 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic X-400 Fanless PSU
Replies: 167
Views: 59978

Is anyone besides Newegg going to carry the X-400 and X-460? Their shipping prices and tax (CA) just kill it for me.
by Compddd
Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:01 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic X-400 Fanless PSU
Replies: 167
Views: 59978

Yeah they are charging $10 shipping on the 460 but free shipping on the 400, no wonder they are happy to provide the coupon for the 460.
by Compddd
Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:19 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic X-400 Fanless PSU
Replies: 167
Views: 59978

How come only Newegg is carrying the fanless models, no one else is going to sell them, such as Amazon, etc?
by Compddd
Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:16 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Promotion for Seasonic X-460, but review of X-400 ??
Replies: 14
Views: 4042

Get some decent case airflow on the X-400/460 and they'll easily do 600W+, the components inside are highly overspeced.
by Compddd
Sat Sep 04, 2010 7:49 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic X-400 Fanless PSU
Replies: 167
Views: 59978

Get some decent case airflow on the X-460 and it can go past 460W
by Compddd
Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:49 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic X-400 Fanless PSU
Replies: 167
Views: 59978

X-460 is available now, will you be reviewing this one as well MikeC? :)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... _-17151099
by Compddd
Tue Aug 24, 2010 1:50 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fanless PSU Torture Test Roundup
Replies: 67
Views: 17889

I want to try and make everything in my system passive, so I'll probably drop my CPU back to stock speeds. Shouldn't be a problem then, and I want to get the X-460 as well since it has more headroom.
by Compddd
Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:18 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fanless PSU Torture Test Roundup
Replies: 67
Views: 17889

but a X-460 would be able to power a system like mine correct? Even if I wanted to be dumb and put a fanless PSU in a non-silent rig.
by Compddd
Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:11 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fanless PSU Torture Test Roundup
Replies: 67
Views: 17889

What about running a i7-980X at stock speeds with say a Thermalright HR-02 running passively and just letting the AP181 penetrator fans do the cooling in the bottom of the FT02? I read a review somewhere saying it worked quite well. I want to try and make everything passive in my system except for t...
by Compddd
Tue Aug 24, 2010 5:20 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fanless PSU Torture Test Roundup
Replies: 67
Views: 17889

"Conclusions The new Seasonic X-400 Fanless is an impressive power supply. During our tests it achieved efficiency always above 87%, peaking 91.5%, voltages very close to their nominal values (3% regulation instead of the traditional 5% regulation), and extremely low noise and ripple levels. On top ...
by Compddd
Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:51 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fanless PSU Torture Test Roundup
Replies: 67
Views: 17889

MikeC said "Most decent mid-tower cases with systems that draw <300W* peak. Chances are, this is 98% of non-dual-vga gaming rigs that use single-GPU cards." Didn't he also say the X-400 could go up to 700W peak with some nice decent airflow going through it? (Silverstone FT02 with AP181 penetrator f...
by Compddd
Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:32 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Fanless PSU Torture Test Roundup
Replies: 67
Views: 17889

Could a Seasonic X-400 run a overclocked Core i7 and a single GTX 480 in a Silverstone FT02?
by Compddd
Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:12 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair ax 750 or seasonic x-750?
Replies: 13
Views: 19578

I just ordered a Seasonic X-750, got it for $139.99. Should I return it and wait for the X-760 instead since it has the improved insides of the X-400 fanless series?
by Compddd
Wed Aug 18, 2010 1:05 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Seasonic X-400 Fanless PSU
Replies: 167
Views: 59978

MikeC would the X-400 work well in a Silverstone FT02?
by Compddd
Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:32 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Corsair AX850 noise?
Replies: 10
Views: 3215

I nabbed a Seasonic X-750 off Amazon for $139.99 with free prime shipping :)
by Compddd
Thu Jun 10, 2010 6:12 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic shows X-Series, modular, 80 Plus Gold @ Computex
Replies: 172
Views: 65136

MikeC wrote:
ekerazha wrote:What's the difference between these and the previous 650 and 750 W models (well... besides the additional 10 W :D )?
In a word, marketing. :lol:
So there won't be any difference between the 750 and new 760 model except the 10W? Do you know when the 760W will be released?