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by Sabrewulf165
Fri Mar 09, 2007 8:50 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: ASUS M2A-VM HDMI
Replies: 137
Views: 127301

Re: MSI has an AMD 690G board in the pipeline too...

It will be called the K9AGM2-FHI . Note the location of the HDMI connector in the photo - no PCIe x16 riser card. It also uses the ALC888 instead of the 883 (better S/N ratio, slightly better features, etc.). However, this could be a tasty offering (aside from MSI stability issues), especially if y...
by Sabrewulf165
Wed Dec 21, 2005 3:33 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Help, factory Zalman-cooled Gigabyte 7800GT won't slow fan
Replies: 5
Views: 1828

It came factory installed by Gigabyte. In fact, I don't even think you can buy this version of the cooler separately, as it's all-aluminum, whereas the aftermarket versions are AlCu or all copper.
by Sabrewulf165
Wed Dec 21, 2005 11:18 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Help, factory Zalman-cooled Gigabyte 7800GT won't slow fan
Replies: 5
Views: 1828

Help, factory Zalman-cooled Gigabyte 7800GT won't slow fan

This is the card - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814125214 The cooler as you might expect works very well, but the fan appears to always be running at the same speed... that is, full. At this speed, and with the other quiet components in my case, it is by far the noisiest part...
by Sabrewulf165
Wed Jun 08, 2005 4:28 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Help me find my perfect 120mm fan
Replies: 31
Views: 12779

unfortunately the nearest CUSA is 30 miles away through heavy traffic, and the stock indicator on their site lists these units supply as "limited" so definitely not worth the trip Is the link i provided the right one? I don't care if the pic is wrong, I just want to get the correct product. If the l...
by Sabrewulf165
Wed Jun 08, 2005 2:44 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Arctic Silencer Classic sold out everywhere?
Replies: 9
Views: 3096

welp, managed to find them back in stock at newegg, so i grabbed one :)

I'd suggest anyone else looking for one to do the same quickly, I get a feeling that these bargains won't be on the market much longer
by Sabrewulf165
Wed Jun 08, 2005 2:37 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Nforce chipsets prone to chirping/hissing/coil noise?
Replies: 6
Views: 3799

I've had two Nforce 2 boards and they both squealed/whirred/clicked/whined/whatever, depending on the load etc. Just like you described. MSI K7N2G-ILSR squealed like there was hell coming to earth, and Asus A7N8X-X, which I bought as a cheap replacement, too had the same problem, much less obtrusiv...
by Sabrewulf165
Wed Jun 08, 2005 2:28 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Help me find my perfect 120mm fan
Replies: 31
Views: 12779

wow wow, lots of input from you guys, thanks a bunch :) I'm going to have to digest all this information and do some shopping. My new case, PSU, and mobo just came in today, so for now I will get by with the stock Tricool fan in the SLK3000B, but I definitely see some great suggestions on here, than...
by Sabrewulf165
Tue Jun 07, 2005 2:51 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Nforce chipsets prone to chirping/hissing/coil noise?
Replies: 6
Views: 3799

Nforce chipsets prone to chirping/hissing/coil noise?

I don't mean for this thread to be controversial (even though the title may sound like it - just wanted to grab your attention ;) ) but I'm just wondering what others' experiences are when it comes to choke/coil noise on various motherboards. I have noticed that only a very VERY few motherboards on ...
by Sabrewulf165
Tue Jun 07, 2005 2:34 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Arctic Silencer Classic sold out everywhere?
Replies: 9
Views: 3096

jchen2 wrote:http://www.bigfootcomputers.com/Merchan ... _Code=71.1
They still have 15 in stock as I type this.
That would be great if they didn't double the price with shipping :( (I'm in the US)
by Sabrewulf165
Tue Jun 07, 2005 2:32 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Help me find my perfect 120mm fan
Replies: 31
Views: 12779

thanks atomitude for clueing me in about those Coolermaster fans, I was considering them, but if they have buzzing and clicking then definitely not! To the guy who suggested the Yate Loon D12's, do they have any non-clear, non-LED variety of those? And preferably without the ugly useless molex passt...
by Sabrewulf165
Mon Jun 06, 2005 1:12 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: What Size Seasonic S12 should I get?
Replies: 10
Views: 3184

thanks everyone for all your input :) I decided to go with the 380 to strike a balance between cost and potential noise. Neil I think what they are saying is that if all 3 units have the same setup, then at maximum power draw, the 330w unit will be at greater % of it's maximum load than the 380 or 4...
by Sabrewulf165
Sat Jun 04, 2005 1:10 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Arctic Silencer Classic sold out everywhere?
Replies: 9
Views: 3096

rei wrote:i bought mine last fall from those adpmods guys for my 9700 pro as well.

one of the last places with stock of those older rev ones, before they became ati silencers. the link i provided goes to the item
nope they're sold out too :(
by Sabrewulf165
Sat Jun 04, 2005 4:44 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Arctic Silencer Classic sold out everywhere?
Replies: 9
Views: 3096

9700 pro
by Sabrewulf165
Fri Jun 03, 2005 4:06 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Cool-n-Quiet Athlon 64 Motherboards
Replies: 60
Views: 101616

CnQ with 2 sticks works fine on MSI K8MM-V (MSI-7142)[/url]
by Sabrewulf165
Fri Jun 03, 2005 2:58 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: What Size Seasonic S12 should I get?
Replies: 10
Views: 3184

What Size Seasonic S12 should I get?

I've decided to nab an S12 for my system based on the many positive recommendations on this site, but I can't decide what size I should go for. I strongly suspect that even the 330W model would be enough to power my system, BUT I don't want to risk raising the noise level by making a lesser PSU work...
by Sabrewulf165
Fri Jun 03, 2005 2:31 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Arctic Silencer Classic sold out everywhere?
Replies: 9
Views: 3096

Arctic Silencer Classic sold out everywhere?

I've searched high and low and I can't find the original Arctic Silencer in stock anywhere. I guess this is no surprise, considering the new ones are crap and cost 2x-3x as much, but my question is... did Arctic Cooling finally EOL the classic silencers? If anyone has a link to someplace that has th...
by Sabrewulf165
Fri Jun 03, 2005 2:27 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Sonata II - Neglected due to P180?
Replies: 17
Views: 5606

My last quiet computer was in a Sonata I, but it was the "original" revision of the Sonata I that came with a PSU that had no SATA connectors. It was a good case, but I would agree that the current 3700 and 3000 models are better. I just checked out a newer revision Sonata I at a local store the oth...
by Sabrewulf165
Fri Jun 03, 2005 2:11 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Help me find my perfect 120mm fan
Replies: 31
Views: 12779

Personally, i have an evercool aluminum fan. In my setup it gets very quiet when i take it down to about 5V with my fan controller. Or maybe one of the globes. It really depends by what you mean by decent CFM. heh, well it's not really about the CFM so much as it is the noise. I just want to have t...
by Sabrewulf165
Fri Jun 03, 2005 1:54 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Help me find my perfect 120mm fan
Replies: 31
Views: 12779

teknerd wrote:you can always just buy a fan with the split connectors (like a nexus) and cut the molex connector off.
That would be acceptable as long as I could find a fan that met my other conditions
by Sabrewulf165
Fri Jun 03, 2005 12:56 pm
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Help me find my perfect 120mm fan
Replies: 31
Views: 12779

Help me find my perfect 120mm fan

After messing about with an Antec BQE case, I've decided that the SLK 3000B will probably be the home for my soon-to-be quiet system, and therefore I'm going to need a pair of 120mm fans (or at least one). SHORT VERSION FOR THE IMPATIENT: I'm looking for a 120mm fan with 3-pin power ONLY, smooth, qu...
by Sabrewulf165
Sat May 28, 2005 5:44 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: WD Caviar SE 300 GB producing hiss or white noise?
Replies: 2
Views: 1168

WD Caviar SE 300 GB producing hiss or white noise?

I bought a 300 gig Caviar SE after comparing it to several other drives. It seems to have the best seek noise (AAM on) of any 250+ GB drive I could find. The only problem is it seems to produce an on and off "hissing" sort of white noise, like you would hear from an old television set when there is ...
by Sabrewulf165
Sat May 28, 2005 5:14 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice on new build (Edited for Readability)
Replies: 3
Views: 1455

How likely is it that "gooping" the coils will fix the problem? It's very difficult for me to test the coils becaue the noise only happens intermittently and for brief durations. There are a few actions which reliably produce the noise, but it's going to be tough to perform those actions and go poki...
by Sabrewulf165
Sat May 28, 2005 4:37 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice on new build (Edited for Readability)
Replies: 3
Views: 1455

bump, shortened up my post to get to the point ;)
by Sabrewulf165
Fri May 27, 2005 3:54 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Advice on new build (Edited for Readability)
Replies: 3
Views: 1455

Advice on new build (Edited for Readability)

Looking for advice on the best way to quiet my build What I have: AMD Athlon 64 3400+ socket 754 Newcastle 2.4 ghz 512k MSI K8N Neo FSR motherboard (nforce3 250gb) BBA Radeon 9700 Pro w/ Vantec CC4 copper cooler on fanmate @ 5v Theater 550 Pro TV Tuner 2x512 Corsair Value PC3200 What I need input on...
by Sabrewulf165
Tue Aug 10, 2004 7:23 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: New Arctic Cooling VGA Silencers Available (not confirmed)
Replies: 22
Views: 8555

unfortunately NV4 isn't available yet, and NV5 (for 6800 series) isn't even on the list :( And those prices, jeez! :shock:

Still, I'd pay it, if for no other reason than my Gainward 6800GT is the loudest damn thing I've ever heard in my life. It's totally killing my low-noise PC
by Sabrewulf165
Thu Jul 08, 2004 4:37 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Cool-n-Quiet Athlon 64 Motherboards
Replies: 60
Views: 101616

right you are... setting it to "minimal power management" made it work right away... while downloading a file with AIM, Antivirus, and Daemon Tools running in the tray, the cpu ran at 800 mhz... when I stressed the cpu a little bit, it jumped to 2000 mhz and then immediately back down to 800 when I ...
by Sabrewulf165
Thu Jul 08, 2004 12:03 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Cool-n-Quiet Athlon 64 Motherboards
Replies: 60
Views: 101616

What special things do I need to do to get CnQ working on my K8T Neo? I have the latest BIOS with CnQ enabled, and I have all windows updates and the AMD Athlon64 processor driver installed... but no matter what, the clock speed as measured by CPU-Z and CPUClock always seems to stay at 2200 mhz on m...