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by fanerman91
Sun Feb 14, 2016 12:16 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Anybody do any mods to make a PS4 quieter?
Replies: 3
Views: 13454

Anybody do any mods to make a PS4 quieter?

Hello all Has anybody done any work on the PS4 to make it quieter? My PS4 is generally quiet but the fan ramps up on high load games. The fan noise doesn't have a bad characteristic to it, but it's still louder than I'd like. I heard that poorly applied/poor quality thermal paste is a common issue f...
by fanerman91
Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:33 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Looking for a Quiet 3TB 7200 drive
Replies: 3
Views: 2987

Re: Looking for a Quiet 3TB 7200 drive

Thread hijack... but what is the difference between the

Seagate ST3000DM001 and the Seagate STBD3000100 ?

A quick Newegg search reveals the Toshiba DT01ACA300 and the Toshiba PH3300U-1I72 as other 3TB/7200rpm hard drives. Could anybody recommend one?
by fanerman91
Fri Jun 19, 2009 7:12 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Fanless card for Photoshop CS4
Replies: 23
Views: 3068

I use the CS4 suite every day, lots of Pshop (large 1 gig PShop files are common). I use the stock card that came with my Mac Pro Dual Quad Core Xeon, which is a lowly ATI Radeon HD 2600 256MB, no issues. The only real time that 3D performance is needed is for screen redraw, and this new "feature" ...
by fanerman91
Fri May 29, 2009 1:57 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: 4770 worth waiting for?
Replies: 50
Views: 11402

Oh. I think I'm in the wrong forum. I was looking for info about the ATI 4770 video card (for computers) and it looks like I ended up in the "Get In Stupid Arguments Over Nothing" forum. My bad.
by fanerman91
Fri May 22, 2009 10:26 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: ATI HD 4770: 40 nm, RV740 -- SPCR reviewed
Replies: 285
Views: 104448

If I wanted to replace the 4770's heatsink with a trimmed S1, what 4770 should I buy? As I understand it, the PCB's vary from reference, so how would I know which one I should get? Thanks in advance.
by fanerman91
Thu May 14, 2009 11:46 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Accelero S2 fits 4770?
Replies: 5
Views: 2962

edh,
When you say it's better to use in S1, are you talking about passive cooling? I have an S2 and would like to get this card (and am willing to trim the S2). With a 120mm fan blowing (slowly and quietly, of course) on the S2, would that be sufficient cooling for the 4770?
by fanerman91
Sat Jan 31, 2009 5:30 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD 4670: A perfect balance?
Replies: 498
Views: 229668

So after I figured that I could use either PCI-E slot and I'd just be limited to 8x on the one where I have space for a 2-slot card, I decided to get the HIS 4670 Turbo. I slapped an S2 on it. I have a 7V Panaflo 80mm blowing nearby and idle temps are at 30 C, load temps 43 C.
by fanerman91
Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:21 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: thermalright xp-90 on AM2+ mobo
Replies: 4
Views: 1412

No worries. If things work out, I'll probably have an old cpu/mobo (Athlon 64) that needs a heatsink so the XP-90 should be good to go.
by fanerman91
Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:15 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: thermalright xp-90 on AM2+ mobo
Replies: 4
Views: 1412

Alright thanks. I decided to avoid any compatibility issues and just got a Xigmatek HDT-S1283. It looks like it's working great.
by fanerman91
Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:42 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD 4670: A perfect balance?
Replies: 498
Views: 229668

Thanks easyrider, but I saw from newegg reviews that some people had issues with dual monitor support on the Powercolor. The "quiet" HIS is also no longer an option because it takes up two slots (more info follows). I want a Radeon 4670 for it's power usage and performance, but I'm limited by these ...
by fanerman91
Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:07 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD 4670: A perfect balance?
Replies: 498
Views: 229668

Is there a non-passive cooled version of this card that's near silent when idle? I'd like to get a 512 MB version of this card because I'm running Win XP 32-bit (my sound card isn't supported by 64-bit OSes) and I don't game much , so I'd like to maximize the system RAM as much as possible. I edit p...
by fanerman91
Fri Jan 23, 2009 11:51 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: laptop style keyboard recommendations and feedback
Replies: 31
Views: 20182

I've been using these for the last year or so: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823155003 The buttons are pretty quiet, but still responsive. It feels solid. I've had trouble putting the buttons back in place after removing them, but other than that they've worked fine. It's not...
by fanerman91
Sat Jan 17, 2009 1:12 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: thermalright xp-90 on AM2+ mobo
Replies: 4
Views: 1412

thermalright xp-90 on AM2+ mobo

I have an XP-90 lying around. It seems like a perfectly capable heatsink. Enough for a Phenom II (no OC) with a Panaflo 80L on top, yes? The AM2+ mobo has 4 screws to connect the retention plate right (while a S754/939/940 has 2 screws)? So, to fit the XP-90 on an AM2+ mobo, I'd have to get somethin...
by fanerman91
Sat Jan 17, 2009 12:38 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: touch of death killing my pc(s) need help on new build
Replies: 5
Views: 1297

touch of death killing my pc(s) need help on new build

Hi, Here's the story of my old computer (A64 3200 S754 AGP DDR1): it worked great for 3-4 years without ONE crash. Then one day, it died. I didn't do anything special. I shut it down, went to work, got back from work, turned it on, and after getting past the BIOS but not any further: "DISK BOOT ERRO...
by fanerman91
Mon Dec 15, 2008 1:17 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: WTB: S754 processor
Replies: 0
Views: 825

WTB: S754 processor

Hello,

I'm looking for a socket 754 processor, preferably faster than a Newcastle A64 3200+. (I happened to come upon an S754 mobo and I need a proc to pair it with for a low budget build)

Thanks. I reside in the states (CA).
by fanerman91
Mon Nov 24, 2008 11:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: BFG's "have-an-AGP-vid-card-get-a-PCIE-vid-card" f
Replies: 0
Views: 696

BFG's "have-an-AGP-vid-card-get-a-PCIE-vid-card" f

http://www.bfgtech.com/freeupgrade.aspx If you have a BFG AGP vid card in working condition, you might be eligible to get a PCI-E vid card for teh cost of shipping. I have one, but it might not be working, and I happened to replace the heatsink with a Silencer of some kind. I have the old heatsink....
by fanerman91
Mon Nov 24, 2008 1:57 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: upgrading computer but conflicted with components
Replies: 1
Views: 2557

upgrading computer but conflicted with components

So my computer of 4 years seems to have died. I spent a month trying to figure out what was wrong and it seems to be the motherboard. Here are the specs: Athlon 64 3200 S754 ECS 755-A2 (I think) 2x 1GB DDR1 RAM AGP Nvidia 6800 GT I'm trying to search for a used motherboard to continue to chug on, bu...
by fanerman91
Mon Nov 24, 2008 11:40 am
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Rebate processor files for bankruptcy - affects NewEgg, etc
Replies: 3
Views: 1497

Sandisk rebates do not seem to be affected.
by fanerman91
Thu Nov 20, 2008 1:41 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Intake fans...next to useless?
Replies: 29
Views: 14233

with intake fans and a positive air pressure setup you can filter dust. with only exhaust fans the dust comes in at every opening, like optical drives ect. Yup, that's how I understand it. Positive pressure! Besides, many cases have intake fans blowing directly onto hard drives, and even the slight...
by fanerman91
Thu Nov 20, 2008 12:09 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Quiet / Noisy Monitor Survey
Replies: 271
Views: 334180

Viewsonic VP171b - dead silent when on with signal input(5 1/2 years old and still going strong... knock on wood). I do hear a faint high-pitched whine from certain directions if the monitor is on but is not receiving a signal.

Anybody have an HP LP2475w?
by fanerman91
Wed Nov 19, 2008 2:47 pm
Forum: Green Computing
Topic: Eco Friendly PCIe Vid Card
Replies: 10
Views: 7101

AndyHamp, It seems like most other reviews are rating the 4670 very well for power consumption. From the 4670 thread in the video sub-forum: These have it as good: http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/amd_ati_radeon_4670_performance_review/page17.asp http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=15393&p...
by fanerman91
Wed Nov 19, 2008 9:21 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Radeon HD 4670: A perfect balance?
Replies: 498
Views: 229668

This looks like a great card. I'm someone concerned about power consumption at idle, since I don't game that often. But it'd be nice to know I have the power to play HL2/TF2 at 1680x1050 if I need it. What other cards are out there that I should consider for low idle power consumption with decent ga...
by fanerman91
Sat Dec 30, 2006 3:46 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Leadtek 6800GT/Ultra/NU silent mod
Replies: 5
Views: 3224

Thanks for this thread. Due to random circumstances, I managed to get a hold of a Leadtek 6800 Ultra and so I had a slight upgrade from my BFG 6800 NU. I was thinking of buying an aftermarket heatsink, but I found this thread. I ended up taking my Leadtek apart and I stuck a 92mm fan onto the heatsi...
by fanerman91
Thu Dec 28, 2006 12:22 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Recommend a Silent Mouse and Keyboard?
Replies: 471
Views: 629376

Does anybody like mini keyboards? I find them more comfortable to type on. If anybody has a recommendation for a cheap, quiet, mini-keyboard, I'd love to hear it. Thanks.
by fanerman91
Wed Sep 06, 2006 6:20 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Old BarracudaIV seeks louder than before, cause for concern?
Replies: 0
Views: 926

Old BarracudaIV seeks louder than before, cause for concern?

I have an old Seagate Barracuda IV (I actually use it in my xbox), but yesterday I noticed that its seeks are louder than they used to be. It doesn't sound unusual for a hard drive, but I don't think it's normal for a Seagate Barracuda IV. Should I be worried that it's going to die soon?
by fanerman91
Sun May 21, 2006 6:38 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate 7200.10 Series
Replies: 80
Views: 35104

I'm really thinking about getting the 320 GB SATA version. I've been looking to buy a 250-320 gig HDD for sometime and based on what I'm reading, the 7200.10 seems like it's what I'm looking for: quiet and big. My mobo is an ECS 755-A2. The southbridge is the SiS 964. Is there anything I should be c...
by fanerman91
Sat May 20, 2006 3:12 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Seagate 7200.10 Series
Replies: 80
Views: 35104

Goldmember, where did you hear that some 7200.10's are louder than others? Maybe it depends on what size. It seems like the 750 GB 7200.10 is loud. But that's the first account of the 320GB one I've seen. Are there others for the smaller sized 7200.10's?
by fanerman91
Fri Mar 24, 2006 12:26 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: where to get Yate Loon 80mm (north america)?
Replies: 5
Views: 1957

where to get Yate Loon 80mm (north america)?

I'd do more reading but I'm in a bit of a rush to get them (a tad urgent), so please forgive me. 1) Is http://store.yahoo.com/pctekonline/8cmcasefan.html still a reliable source for the 80mm? What appears to be the main Yate Loon thread had issues with the 120mm, but didn't mention much about the 80...
by fanerman91
Sat Aug 20, 2005 4:46 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Quiet and cheap power supplies?
Replies: 6
Views: 1723

Quiet and cheap power supplies?

I made a thread before asking about it for my roommate and people recommended the Fortron FSP300-60PN. Now I need one for my mom's comp, because I upgraded her computer and it looks like her old PSU can't handle it. However, the Fortron's not on newegg anymore. Is there another quiet PSU at about th...
by fanerman91
Mon Jun 06, 2005 8:04 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Best fanless VGA heatsink?
Replies: 22
Views: 9322

winguy wrote:Just saw the pic while surfing. :) Anyway, check out what Thermalright has to offer.
http://www.hardwarezone.com/articles/vi ... =1619&pg=7
Is that available now? Any idea when it will be?