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by fabre
Thu Sep 09, 2010 3:53 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD suggestions for NAS
Replies: 8
Views: 2530

One my local shops had the Samsung Spinpoint F2 Ecogreen 1.5TB HD154UI on sale for CAD 75, bought 2 of them.
by fabre
Sun Sep 05, 2010 5:33 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD suggestions for NAS
Replies: 8
Views: 2530

Happy owner of a WD Green 1 TB EARS here, would gladly put one in my NAS as well if the 1.5 TB in there ever needed replacement. Sadly they apparently are not supported for NAS RAID usage. ShareCenter Users, We regret to inform you that we can not support Western Digital’s new Desktop disk drives...
by fabre
Sat Sep 04, 2010 2:29 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: HDD suggestions for NAS
Replies: 8
Views: 2530

HDD suggestions for NAS

What's a good drive for a NAS?

I need a HDD that preferably runs pretty cool and doesn't use too much power.
500GB+ 5400 or 7200 doesn't matter.

I currently have a single Hitach P7K500 in my DNS-323 but I would like to run 2 drives in Raid 1, and since the P7K500 can't be bought anymore.
by fabre
Sat Feb 14, 2009 12:53 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Any 4830,4850,9800 or 9800GTX that are quiet out of the box
Replies: 8
Views: 3474

Forget the Asus EAH4830 despite the oem Arctic cooling heatsink, it's very loud (More than the powercolor) and the fan speed cannot be adjusted.
by fabre
Fri Feb 13, 2009 8:14 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Any 4830,4850,9800 or 9800GTX that are quiet out of the box
Replies: 8
Views: 3474

Tempting but my case as low airflow and it's probably over my $200 budget. What about the Asus EAH4830? http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=255&Itemid=72 Enjoy Up to 24°C Cooler GPUs with Specially Designed Fansink The latest EAH4830 Series also comes equipped with...
by fabre
Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:52 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Any 4830,4850,9800 or 9800GTX that are quiet out of the box
Replies: 8
Views: 3474

Any 4830,4850,9800 or 9800GTX that are quiet out of the box

Is there any HD 4830, HD 4850, 9800GT or 9800GTX that are quiet out of the box.

I don't mind if the fan ramps up a bit during gaming as long the card is close to silent when idle, like the stock HD 3850 was.
by fabre
Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:03 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI 4830... anyone silence the sucker yet?
Replies: 26
Views: 10131

<Delete me>
by fabre
Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:27 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: laptop style keyboard recommendations and feedback
Replies: 31
Views: 21454

BTC 6300 and UltraX side by side

Image

It doesn't show on the picture but the BTC is also a bit thinner than the UltraX
by fabre
Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:43 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: laptop style keyboard recommendations and feedback
Replies: 31
Views: 21454

Got the BTC 6300 today.
I really like it, build quality seems to be superior to my old UltraX and it also sound less hollow than the UltraX.

I will take a picture of the ultrax and BTC 6300 side by side
by fabre
Sat Jan 24, 2009 6:12 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI 4830... anyone silence the sucker yet?
Replies: 26
Views: 10131

<delete me>
by fabre
Sat Jan 24, 2009 1:44 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: laptop style keyboard recommendations and feedback
Replies: 31
Views: 21454

Thanks, I ordered a BTC 6300 ps/2 from directron ($20.99 + shipping)
by fabre
Fri Jan 23, 2009 11:21 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: laptop style keyboard recommendations and feedback
Replies: 31
Views: 21454

Anyone cleaned an UltraX?

I am also still interested in keyboard recommendations.
by fabre
Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:32 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: laptop style keyboard recommendations and feedback
Replies: 31
Views: 21454

laptop style keyboard recommendations and feedback

Time has come to replace my UltraX Media keyboard, after a couple of years of intensive usage it now has a couple of sticky keys. I would buy another a new one but the only place I could find one in Canada is newegg.ca and the cost of the shipping is nearly as much as the keyboard itself. Not to men...
by fabre
Wed Dec 31, 2008 1:26 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI 4830... anyone silence the sucker yet?
Replies: 26
Views: 10131

Riffer wrote:I noticed that HIS is coming/has come out with a 4830 with the ICEQ 4 thing. I haven't found a retailer in Canada that carries it yet though.
It's available at newegg.ca

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.as ... 6814161267
by fabre
Tue Dec 30, 2008 11:05 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI 4830... anyone silence the sucker yet?
Replies: 26
Views: 10131

<delete me>
by fabre
Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:41 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI 4830... anyone silence the sucker yet?
Replies: 26
Views: 10131

I bought a Powercolor 4830, it's actually pretty noisy at idle.
by fabre
Sun Apr 27, 2008 11:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Free LAN Game for idle time at work ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2616

I haven' t played it in a while but I remember Tetrinet was a good time waster.
by fabre
Fri Apr 25, 2008 1:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 2.0 Speakers advice
Replies: 10
Views: 2469

Kind of weird use, if you don't mind me saying. :shock: Well we don't have a TV and have been using that setup to watch movies and a couple of TV shows for quite a while now, haven't seen a commercial break in years :). Yeah the V20 would be my first choice as well, but since they are USB I am just...
by fabre
Thu Apr 24, 2008 11:12 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 2.0 Speakers advice
Replies: 10
Views: 2469

Headphones are not an option. (Already have a set of Grado SR-60)

We use the laptop on a tray to watch movies in bed, previous speakers were a set of Labtec Spin 75 and they sounded fine for our use. We don't need concert hall quality.
by fabre
Wed Apr 23, 2008 8:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: 2.0 Speakers advice
Replies: 10
Views: 2469

2.0 Speakers advice

I need some help deciding on a new set of external speakers for my laptop, has to be a 2.0 speaker system, main use will be to watch movies and the budget for the purchase is $50 So far I have short listed the following Logitech V20 (USB) Creative I-Trigue 2200 Creative Inspire T10 Does anyone have ...
by fabre
Sat Jan 26, 2008 3:15 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: AC Accelero S1 is the BEST cooler for 8800GT / ATI38?0 cards
Replies: 221
Views: 128189

Do the S1 rev. 2 come with the same VRM heatsinks as the rev. 1 or did they improve compatibility on these as well?
by fabre
Sun Jan 20, 2008 4:19 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: Nvidia 8800 GT 512MB with S1
Replies: 2
Views: 1465

Sure, I can ship to the US.

$245 US + Shipping
by fabre
Sun Jan 20, 2008 3:52 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: FS: Nvidia 8800 GT 512MB with S1
Replies: 2
Views: 1465

FS: Nvidia 8800 GT 512MB with S1

Palit GeForce 8800GT 512MB (1 Month old)
+ Arctic Cooling S1
+ Arctic Cooling Turbo module
+ Enzotech BCC9 Copper Ram heatsinks

SOLD

Location: Vancouver
by fabre
Tue Jan 08, 2008 1:55 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD GP vs Samsung T166, Looking for a QUIET, good performer
Replies: 14
Views: 6114

Might want to consider Hitachi P7K500 500Gb drives as well. I bought one on boxing day, and it was an excellent surprise. It's simply put the quietest drive I have owned. Without even enabling AAM seeks are close to inaudible, the drive emit very little vibrations and stays very cool. Performance wi...
by fabre
Mon Dec 31, 2007 1:20 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: AC Accelero S1 is the BEST cooler for 8800GT / ATI38?0 cards
Replies: 221
Views: 128189

I just got a BFG 8800GT First time modding a graphics card Could someone point me in the direction of a link as to how to remove the stock fan safely/intact? Also are people getting better results w/ a 120mm yate loon or the turbo module (noise and temp drops) Thanks! The stock heatsink is really e...
by fabre
Fri Dec 28, 2007 9:55 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Low vibration HDD - P7K500
Replies: 7
Views: 2921

P7K500 feedback

Installed the P7K500 last night, and I must say I am impressed, it's the quietest HDD I have owned. Could be down to sample variance and also because I can compare it to the WD2500KS but unlike what Luminair said my P7K500 doesn't vibrate much. On the SPCR scale 1-10 (10 = no vibration) Assuming the...
by fabre
Wed Dec 26, 2007 11:42 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Low vibration HDD - P7K500
Replies: 7
Views: 2921

We have wooden floor in the house, it's nice but seems to amplify the Hard drive vibrations transmitted to the computer case. While suspended the WD2500KS were fine, hard mounted I can hear the hum generated by the drives from the bedroom. For the P7K500 I am planning on removing the drive cage and ...
by fabre
Tue Dec 25, 2007 8:00 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Low vibration HDD - P7K500
Replies: 7
Views: 2921

Nevermind, bought a 500GB Hitachi Deskstar P7K500
by fabre
Mon Dec 24, 2007 10:07 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Low vibration HDD - P7K500
Replies: 7
Views: 2921

Low vibration HDD - P7K500

I know the Western Digital Caviar GP is the current champ when it comes to low vibration and minimal seek/idle noise but it is still a bit too pricey for me, so what's the next best thing? I am looking 500 GB and up HDD For reference I find my WD2500KS generate too much vibrations, they used to be s...
by fabre
Thu Dec 13, 2007 1:01 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: AC Accelero S1 is the BEST cooler for 8800GT / ATI38?0 cards
Replies: 221
Views: 128189

According to AC, you won't need heatsinks on the voltage regulators, just enough airflow over them. I wouldn't take that chance if you can't risk losing the money though. I am pretty sure AC did some serious testing before announcing the 8800 GT was compatible with the S1 and that no VRM heatsinks ...