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by Ozkar
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Any update on recent silent cases and their quality?
Replies: 4
Views: 2541

Any update on recent silent cases and their quality?

It's time to replace my old computer. I've always bought Antec cases because of their high quality and focus on silence. Any ideas if Antec is still the best when it comes to silent cases?
by Ozkar
Tue Apr 28, 2015 6:50 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Silent (or quiet) upgrade for my Radeon 6850
Replies: 5
Views: 2470

Re: Silent (or quiet) upgrade for my Radeon 6850

Thanks for the recommendation. The 960 was the perfect upgrade at the perfect price. I'm very satisfied with the purchase. I can barely hear the card even under load.
by Ozkar
Fri Apr 17, 2015 11:33 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Silent (or quiet) upgrade for my Radeon 6850
Replies: 5
Views: 2470

Re: Silent (or quiet) upgrade for my Radeon 6850

I have a Core i7 2600k processor and a 1080p monitor (1920x1080). I play all kinds of games in high settings.
by Ozkar
Wed Apr 15, 2015 11:34 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Silent (or quiet) upgrade for my Radeon 6850
Replies: 5
Views: 2470

Silent (or quiet) upgrade for my Radeon 6850

I have a silent PowerColor SCS3 Radeon HD 6850 with a quiet fan blowing on it. I want to upgrade my video card but I don't want it to be loud. What are my options? I don't mind if the card is a little noisy while playing games.
by Ozkar
Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:41 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How safe is keeping an external hard drive in a closed space
Replies: 9
Views: 2972

Re: How safe is keeping an external hard drive in a closed s

Which utility can I use to enable AAM on the WD Green Drive?
by Ozkar
Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:45 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How safe is keeping an external hard drive in a closed space
Replies: 9
Views: 2972

Re: How safe is keeping an external hard drive in a closed s

The problem is the seek noise, which is amplified by the vibration of the enclosure.

Oh, and I haven't checked if AAM is disabled or enabled.. Does AAM come enabled by default?
by Ozkar
Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:58 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How safe is keeping an external hard drive in a closed space
Replies: 9
Views: 2972

Re: How safe is keeping an external hard drive in a closed s

This is the enclosure: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817173042 The drive is a 500GB WD Green drive. I'm willing to do anything to quiet it as long as it doesn't create a fire hazard. Right now I can't replace the drive because I have tons of recorded shows I still need to wat...
by Ozkar
Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:18 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: How safe is keeping an external hard drive in a closed space
Replies: 9
Views: 2972

How safe is keeping an external hard drive in a closed space

I have a DVR with an external hard drive connected to it. The external hard drive is too loud and it's always being accessed. Always. So I've decided to build a small wooden cabinet to house the external hard drive. Can I make the cabinet completely sealed? Would it get too hot? (my guess is yes). S...
by Ozkar
Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:22 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: I need a silent enclosure and hard drive
Replies: 3
Views: 1791

Re: I need a silent enclosure and hard drive

Ok, now all I need is a quiet laptop hard drive. Which would you recommend?
by Ozkar
Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Which tool do you use to measure video card temps?
Replies: 7
Views: 1680

Which tool do you use to measure video card temps?

Specifically, I have a PowerColor HD 6850 Passive card. How do I verify that it's not overheating?
by Ozkar
Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:39 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: I need a silent enclosure and hard drive
Replies: 3
Views: 1791

I need a silent enclosure and hard drive

My DirecTV DVR makes too much noise. It's constantly accessing the hard drive. I need to find an external eSATA case and a quiet hard drive to use with my DVR. It has to be as quiet as possible. Any recommendations?
by Ozkar
Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:49 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Question about installing an SSD in an Antec P183 V3 Case
Replies: 10
Views: 4878

Question about installing an SSD in an Antec P183 V3 Case

The Antec P183 V3 has holes to mount an SSD, but they come with the silicone grommets. I tried using the long screws that go through the grommets into the drive, but those screws don't fit the SSD (A Crucial C300). I thought maybe removing the silicone grommets would help, but then I noticed that I ...
by Ozkar
Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:15 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Reducing dust intake on an Antec P183 case
Replies: 3
Views: 1085

Reducing dust intake on an Antec P183 case

What are some things I could do to decrease the amount of dust that comes into the case? The computer is in a carpeted room. Thanks in advance.
by Ozkar
Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:59 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Which material would transfer heat but not vibration?
Replies: 11
Views: 1629

Which material would transfer heat but not vibration?

I sucessfully installed a Caviar Green drive in a Rosewill enclosure without any direct contact from the HD to the enclosure (except for the sata connection). I used a couple of rubber pads to isolate the drive. However, I'm worried that the drive will get too hot, since the heat won't be transferre...
by Ozkar
Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:46 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: New Generation Intel 510 "Emcrest" SSD - 450 MB/sec Read
Replies: 46
Views: 16395

Re: New Generation Intel 510 "Emcrest" SSD - 450 MB/sec Read

ces wrote:Anyone heard anything more about the availability of the New Generation Intel 510 "Emcrest" SSDs?

They will be released on March 1st:

http://vr-zone.com/articles/intel-510-s ... 11231.html#
by Ozkar
Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:55 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: quiet eSata drive for DVR
Replies: 6
Views: 1671

Re: quiet eSata drive for DVR

I bought a Rosewill enclosure for 3.5" hard drives, but after installing a Seagate Barracuda 320GB drive, I was disappointed with the loud noise emanating from it. I think I"m going to install a 2.5" hard drive in the enclosure and suspend it with cords. Is the loud noise the fan? I bought a Rosewi...
by Ozkar
Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:51 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: New noiseless mouse from Nexus
Replies: 15
Views: 8249

Re: New noiseless mouse from Nexus

I was happy with my Nexus silent mouse until I found out about the QuietSmooth mouse from quietmouse.com. I got to try it and it is definitely quieter than the Nexus mouse, especially the right mouse button. The right mouse button on the Nexus is much louder than the left, at least on the mouse I go...
by Ozkar
Sat Feb 12, 2011 7:09 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: quiet eSata drive for DVR
Replies: 6
Views: 1671

Re: quiet eSata drive for DVR

I bought a Rosewill enclosure for 3.5" hard drives, but after installing a Seagate Barracuda 320GB drive, I was disappointed with the loud noise emanating from it. I think I"m going to install a 2.5" hard drive in the enclosure and suspend it with cords.
by Ozkar
Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:52 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: quiet eSata drive for DVR
Replies: 6
Views: 1671

Re: quiet eSata drive for DVR

I don't know how quiet you need, but I have been very happy with the sound levels of the newest generation green drives. For enclosures I've been happily using the Antec MX-1 for a good number of years. It looks good, but it's kind of expensive. I was thinking of getting an enclosure without a fan,...
by Ozkar
Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:43 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Couple pictures from my "Quiet sub-$3k build" thread.
Replies: 6
Views: 3255

Re: Couple pictures from my "Quiet sub-$3k build" thread.

OOOOOH... I get it. "Early Monday, Intel identified a problem with its Cougar Point chipset family affecting SATA 3 Gb/s ports, specifically. " Guess I'll have to re-enable the Marvell SATA 6G controller and switch those optical drives to its ports. The Marvell Sata 6G ports won't work with optical...
by Ozkar
Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:45 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: New noiseless mouse from Nexus
Replies: 15
Views: 8249

Re: New noiseless mouse from Nexus

Nexus Silent Mouse The only reason I might not replace my current mouse (Logitech MX Laser) with this Nexus Silent Mouse is because the Nexus mouse requires AA batteries and it doesn't have back/forward buttons. :( I used to rue that too with laptop mice, but I don't mind another pair of rechargeab...
by Ozkar
Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:48 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: New noiseless mouse from Nexus
Replies: 15
Views: 8249

Re: New noiseless mouse from Nexus

Nexus Silent Mouse Ok, I bought one of these. I received it yesterday and decided to try it tonight. The mouse itself looks nice and it is indeed very silent. I love it. The only reason I might not replace my current mouse (Logitech MX Laser) with this Nexus Silent Mouse is because the Nexus mouse ...
by Ozkar
Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:42 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: quiet eSata drive for DVR
Replies: 6
Views: 1671

Re: quiet eSata drive for DVR

I think I'm going to go with a Caviar Green drive in some kind of silent enclosure... Still looking for a silent enclosure, though.
by Ozkar
Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:49 am
Forum: SPCR's [email protected]
Topic: How much increase can I expect on my electric bill?
Replies: 16
Views: 9965

Re: How much increase can I expect on my electric bill?

According to my electric bill (for the month of December): Delivery 430 kWh @9.1558¢/kWh Supply cost @12.9279¢ per kWh That makes it about 22¢ per kWh. Now, I'm measuring the power consumption of my new computer, and when all 4 cores/8 threads are loaded, the power consumption goes to 190 Watts. How...
by Ozkar
Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:40 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: quiet eSata drive for DVR
Replies: 6
Views: 1671

quiet eSata drive for DVR

Now that I'm happy with my quiet PC, I am now trying to silence my extremely noisy DirecTV DVR. The hard drive is always active because there's a diagnostic program running 24/7. So I need an external eSata drive to use instead of the internal drive. This external eSata drive will disable the noisy ...
by Ozkar
Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:51 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Antec P183 quiet and new build, cooler too...
Replies: 6
Views: 4728

Re: Antec P183 quiet and new build, cooler too...

netmask254 wrote:One quick question: Before and after applying Akasa PAX2 Acoustic Pad, did you notice any thing different? Is it effective in noise reducing?
waiting for the answer to this question...
by Ozkar
Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:38 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Reliable thermometer for measuring ambient temperature
Replies: 1
Views: 2216

Reliable thermometer for measuring ambient temperature

Does anyone know any good, simple thermometer that can be used to measure ambient temperature and can be placed on a desk. Something with an LCD screen or something similar. Thanks.
by Ozkar
Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:22 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fanless video card vs. Quiet video card
Replies: 12
Views: 3961

Re: Fanless video card vs. Quiet video card

Ok, I got a fanless 5770. Can't wait to try it. Thanks for all the input.
by Ozkar
Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:25 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Does the vibration from the PSU fan transfer to the case?
Replies: 2
Views: 339

Does the vibration from the PSU fan transfer to the case?

I'm going to use a Seasonic X-650 PSU on an Antec P183 case. When the PSU fan starts speeding up, will the vibration of the PSU create noise? I installed the PSU with regular screws, and I notice that the PSU is actually not touching the soft tape under it. It's kind of floating on it because the sc...
by Ozkar
Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:58 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Rubber fan mounts for Scythe SY1225SL12LM-P on a P183 case
Replies: 1
Views: 616

Rubber fan mounts for Scythe SY1225SL12LM-P on a P183 case

Where can I get some rubber fan mounts for the Scythe SY1225SL12LM-P fan? I was looking at these but I'm not sure if they will fit.