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by b1_
Thu May 11, 2006 5:58 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P150 owners, please post pictures of your setup
Replies: 34
Views: 16969

The black P150 can be seen here. http://www.matbe.com/images/biblio/art_cebit-2006-compte-rendu/000000036544.jpg From this article (in French) http://www.matbe.com/articles/lire/283/cebit-2006-compte-rendu/page10.php There's a popular thread ongoing atm discussing the black P150 just above this thre...
by b1_
Fri May 05, 2006 4:14 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P150 owners, please post pictures of your setup
Replies: 34
Views: 16969

I know.. that damn floppy is one ugly mofo.. i'm actually thinking of getting rid of it altogether. I'm not sure I want to buy a can of white vinyl dye just for the floppy.. what are the chances I'll use it again? I actually thought GebissetDK's setup looks pretty hot :) I want that silver lamp! I'...
by b1_
Thu May 04, 2006 4:58 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P150 owners, please post pictures of your setup
Replies: 34
Views: 16969

Here is my setup http://img485.imageshack.us/img485/2484/setup6aw.jpg http://img418.imageshack.us/img418/1679/setupclose6gz.jpg yea, everything is black and silver except the case and the mic :P and Ralf.. I got the same keyboard and printer as you! lol! Best looking P150 setup so far, but for god'...
by b1_
Fri Apr 28, 2006 4:07 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What's the word on the Samsung HD400LD 400GB?
Replies: 2
Views: 2204

Here's a review of Samsung's HD300LD comparing it to the older Samsung drives, the SP2514N, and the SP2504C : http://www.digit-life.com/articles2/storage/samsung-hd300ld.html (review dated 14th March 2006) Spinpoint T133 (3 platters) HD400LJ HD300LJ HD400LD HD300LD idle: 27dBA seek: 29 dBA Spinpoint...
by b1_
Thu Apr 27, 2006 6:58 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: What's the word on the Samsung HD400LD 400GB?
Replies: 2
Views: 2204

What's the word on the Samsung HD400LD 400GB?

Anyone managed to get their hands on one yet? Yes, you guessed it, attach your ear to it and let us know what you think if you have one.

133GB platters. 3 for the 400GB.

Link
by b1_
Tue Apr 25, 2006 6:02 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Stylish Case
Replies: 9
Views: 3449

If you want stylish you could try some of the Lian-Li cases such as the Lian-Li PC-7B , or the Lian-Li V1000+ . Just be warned that these cases don't come cheap, and their silencing ability will not match the P150 straight out of the box. However, add a Seasonic S12 PSU, some Nexus fans, a Sythe Nin...
by b1_
Sun Apr 23, 2006 2:12 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P150 owners, please post pictures of your setup
Replies: 34
Views: 16969

Yes I do know the drive bays are stealthed qviri.

Thx for the pic Ralf. I don't think it flatters the P150 though, do you? It stands out like a saw thumb.

I noticed you've cut a slit in one of the drive bays. Is that for direct insertion of CDs? If so what's the DVD/CD burner?
by b1_
Sat Apr 22, 2006 1:32 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P150 owners, please post pictures of your setup
Replies: 34
Views: 16969

P150 owners, please post pictures of your setup

We all know the P150 is a quiet case, but does it look good. It may look good by itself but add an LCD display, keyboard and mouse and it starts to lose its appeal because very few peripherals match its look. I've started a thread to debate the matter here http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replie...
by b1_
Thu Apr 20, 2006 2:31 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2 250 Samsung Spinpoints, or 1 500GB WD or Seagate?
Replies: 13
Views: 4281

I might have another idea for you. You probally wont need 500gig of data on, all the times. So why dont you get your self a nice 250gig hard drive inside your box. And then get aanother drive inside a external sata enclosure, and only use it when you need it. Dont need the enclosure on all the time...
by b1_
Wed Apr 19, 2006 1:09 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2 250 Samsung Spinpoints, or 1 500GB WD or Seagate?
Replies: 13
Views: 4281

I've never heard of this drive. Is it quiet? Is it available?
by b1_
Tue Apr 18, 2006 7:17 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: 2 250 Samsung Spinpoints, or 1 500GB WD or Seagate?
Replies: 13
Views: 4281

2 250 Samsung Spinpoints, or 1 500GB WD or Seagate?

2 250 Samsung Spinpoints, or 1 500GB WD or Seagate? Which set up would be more silent? What's the quietest of the large 400-500 HDDs? How loud are these large HDDs? Can anyone who has a 400/500GB Seagate or Western Digital HDD describe the sound. Are they too loud? I'm thinking that I'll just get th...
by b1_
Tue Apr 18, 2006 6:08 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Which fan controller for the P150?
Replies: 4
Views: 1394

Thx Crazy Kommando. It would probably do just fine but I'm probably after something a little more minimalistic to match the design of the case, like this one for example: http://www.pccasegear.com/prod597.htm Unfortunately the bright blue lights would piss me off (or maybe the lights could be disabl...
by b1_
Sun Apr 16, 2006 5:57 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Which fan controller for the P150?
Replies: 4
Views: 1394

Which fan controller for the P150?

Anyone know a fan controller that would work with the look of the Antec P150 case. A lot of them are black and that would just ruin the whole effect I think.

If you've got a fan controller on your P150 already and have pics please post them.
by b1_
Wed Apr 05, 2006 5:34 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Why isn't the Aerocool VM-102 the heatsink of choice here?
Replies: 14
Views: 4150

I'm about to order one from Tekheads or TheCoolingStore . If you're prepared to cover international postage costs, I'd be happy to order an extra one and post it to you in Aus. (Incidentally, £21 GBP is about $37 US) Thats's awfully kind of you but as far as I know there are no safe ways to transfe...
by b1_
Mon Apr 03, 2006 11:19 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Why isn't the Aerocool VM-102 the heatsink of choice here?
Replies: 14
Views: 4150

They're absent from Australia aswell. I'm interested in buying one of these now. If it's gotta come from os then by the time it's here there may be a few more 7900GTs about. So who sells them and how much are they? EDIT. Looks like UK or Germany are the places to buy them. http://www.tekheads.co.uk/...
by b1_
Sat Apr 01, 2006 7:13 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Dynamic over/underclocking a 7900GT???
Replies: 25
Views: 10269

Thx Pimp Daddy. I'll post it in the gallery with all the details anyone could ever want. Yes, please do. I don't know about anyone else but I'd be very interested in all temp readings etc. Btw, the VM-102 is supposed to be able to handle up to 70W of heat ( source ). A 7900GT draws 64W ( source ). I...
by b1_
Sat Apr 01, 2006 3:11 am
Forum: SPCR Announcements
Topic: SPCR is 2, 3, 4, 5... now 6 yrs old!
Replies: 55
Views: 95990

Congrats SPCR and Mike Chin. Amazing site. I always come here before buying computer gear. Hopefully one day 100% silent PCs will be the norm. If that day ever does come I'm sure we can look back on Mike and his team's work as being a major factor in making happen.
by b1_
Fri Mar 31, 2006 8:03 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Dynamic over/underclocking a 7900GT???
Replies: 25
Views: 10269

(which IMO is a piece of junk, by comparison with the fins / heatpipes upper part). The lower piece is only meant to collect the heat not dissipate it. The design of it assumes the PCI slots are closed, as they should be to improve airflow. The sexy copper part above the card is the dissipator, and...
by b1_
Fri Mar 31, 2006 6:16 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Dynamic over/underclocking a 7900GT???
Replies: 25
Views: 10269

How about moving the camera back a bit Big Pimp Daddy so we can see your whole setup. Looks like a Scythe Ninja CPU heatsink, but from what I can see in that pic it looks like the Ninja and your VM-102 get very close. Any problems with airflow? How quiet? I was thinking I wouldn't be able to buy a 7...
by b1_
Thu Mar 30, 2006 1:00 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung Spinpoint SP2504C $178 or Seagate ST3300622AS $208
Replies: 4
Views: 1946

I think that's pretty much all I needed to know but...does the seagate have any speed advantage over the Samsung at all?

I picked the Samsung initially but then noticed that the seagate has 16Mb cache compared to the Samsungs 8Mb cache. What does the extra 8Mb cache do for the Seagate?
by b1_
Thu Mar 30, 2006 12:53 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Which PSU is quietest from this list?
Replies: 5
Views: 3089

Thx guys, but I've decided to go with the P150 with the built in Antec NeoHE, if only I can get a "fixed" unit that won't clash with my Asus board. Was going with the P180 but got put off by a few issues: warping doors, size, weight, power cables not being long enough. P150 fits the bill except for ...
by b1_
Thu Mar 30, 2006 12:49 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Where is the serial number on the P150 case?
Replies: 4
Views: 1374

So I'm looking for a serial number, on the side of the PSU that looks something like S0512.....A3? Or S0601......A3?
by b1_
Wed Mar 29, 2006 2:46 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Samsung Spinpoint SP2504C $178 or Seagate ST3300622AS $208
Replies: 4
Views: 1946

Samsung Spinpoint SP2504C $178 or Seagate ST3300622AS $208

Guys, my brain just locked up trying to decide which of these HDD to get? Help me out. Samsung SpinPoint 250GB 7200RPM SATAII NCQ 8mb cache Model No: SP2504C for $178AU or Seagate SATAII NCQ 300GB 7200RPM 16mb Cache Model No: ST3300622AS for $208AU I'm adding a Western Digital Raptor 74GB to this sy...
by b1_
Wed Mar 29, 2006 2:37 am
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Where is the serial number on the P150 case?
Replies: 4
Views: 1374

Where is the serial number on the P150 case?

I heard there are issues with the P150 case Antec NeoHE power supply and Asus boards, but if you buy a case with a serial number after november, 2005 then the problem is fixed. The date is in the serial number, but where is the serial number? ... I think I just figured it out. It's on the PSU right?...
by b1_
Sat Mar 25, 2006 3:47 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Which PSU is quietest from this list?
Replies: 5
Views: 3089

Which PSU is quietest from this list?

I want a Seasonic S12 430W but the shop I'm buying from does not stock it. Which of the following is the quietest? (I will not be using SLI) L&C Power Supply 500W with 2 Fan PFC Dual (ATX)(LC-B500E) AcBel LCD Power Supply i-Plus 550W(ATX) CoolerMaster Real Power 550W SLI Ready (ATX) SkyHawk GM-470PC...
by b1_
Sun Aug 01, 2004 7:22 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Real silence - move your PC to another room!
Replies: 126
Views: 113347

*slaps inexplicable* Well, I moved my desk across my room and tucked my very loud PC into my walk-in closet. Relief at last. Traffic noise on the street outside is louder. My closet is 1700mm x 1500mm and has no ventilation other than the gap under the entry door. My cpu temp has slowly increased fo...
by b1_
Sat Jul 31, 2004 4:50 am
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Real silence - move your PC to another room!
Replies: 126
Views: 113347

wim wrote:
b1_ wrote:seasonic HDD
:?: :?:
oh you meant seagate, right.. :wink:
Seasonic, Seagate, Seashells, same diff. Hey, you type fast you pay the consequences.

What'dya know, my first post gets a MikeC reply, do I feel special or what :).
by b1_
Fri Jul 30, 2004 10:49 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Real silence - move your PC to another room!
Replies: 126
Views: 113347

This is a valid solution guys. I'm a bit surprised at the hostility shown towards xg2004. He's done exactly what MikeC and all the other contibutors to silentPCreview have done by creating this fantastic site, only on a smaller scale, and he deserves some cudos for that. Whether his solution is not ...