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by Likif
Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:47 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Build for home studio music production - thoughts?
Replies: 7
Views: 1371

Re: Build for home studio music production - thoughts?

No, that's just an option I might go for later if the price keeps falling. I already have quiet HDDs, the SDD is just for speed, or to avoid hiccups, if you will.
by Likif
Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:15 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Build for home studio music production - thoughts?
Replies: 7
Views: 1371

Re: Build for home studio music production - thoughts?

I recommend that you get an Intel brand SSD. Here is why: http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=555692#p555692 Thanks, I will! And I'll stay far away from OCZ - those are horrible return rates. SSD: Kingston used to be very popular for SSD's but as of late, I haven't heard much about...
by Likif
Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:50 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Build for home studio music production - thoughts?
Replies: 7
Views: 1371

Build for home studio music production - thoughts?

Hi SPCR silencing experts! Long time member (but no longer up-to-date) seeking informed opinion on CPU and MB replacement kit. I am doing home studio music production, so a quiet, stable AND mid-high performance PC is a must. Relatively low power consumption at idle is also quite important, as is ex...
by Likif
Sun Jun 11, 2006 10:38 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1609648

Ligeti - Lux Aeterna
by Likif
Fri Dec 09, 2005 11:32 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: A finally quiet SLK3700AMB
Replies: 17
Views: 7044

LEGO...pure genius!
by Likif
Sat Dec 03, 2005 1:43 am
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: Seasonic S12-380 or Nexus NX-9003?
Replies: 6
Views: 2360

IMO fanless PSUs are a cop-out, unless your machine is really, really quiet. I have the S-12, 330 model, and my Barracuda IV 80Gb and Samsung Spinpoint 160 Gb make much more noise together than it does. But if one uses 2,5" HDs, there might be something to gain. The S-12 really is very quiet.
by Likif
Wed Nov 23, 2005 8:22 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: I'm Going Insane, and It's All Your Fault
Replies: 26
Views: 8887

:mrgreen: lol, another silence zombie joins the ranks after succumbing to the infection.
by Likif
Mon Oct 24, 2005 10:41 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive 6600GT using a VF700...a nice surprise.
Replies: 7
Views: 3281

Good luck, because I'm not offering any guarantees.

btw, you may want to put a big blob of thermal paste on the chip when you mount the HS, the contact isn't as precise as on a CPU. Pile pressure on, and the excess gets pushed to the side, anyway.
by Likif
Sun Oct 23, 2005 7:33 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive 6600GT using a VF700...a nice surprise.
Replies: 7
Views: 3281

thanks. My case is this fella here . I have cut out the grills on the lowest exhaust fan opening and put my nexus there. Something else that probably makes a huge difference: I have removed every single PCI slot cover below the GPU, quite unrelated to the VF700, though. I've simply used every slot o...
by Likif
Sat Oct 22, 2005 6:34 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive 6600GT using a VF700...a nice surprise.
Replies: 7
Views: 3281

Like I wrote, my GPU temps do not exceed 85 degrees Celcius, at load, without any fan. I use the Nvidia drivers to check temps. And I do have the extra 12v power cable attached. My noise tolerance is way below yours, since at 5 volt the Zalman fan was clearly the most annoying element in my pc. Mayb...
by Likif
Tue Oct 11, 2005 9:11 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Passive 6600GT using a VF700...a nice surprise.
Replies: 7
Views: 3281

Passive 6600GT using a VF700...a nice surprise.

I'd just like to share my new solution with the good people of SPCR. I simply put a VF700-Cu without a fan on a 6600GT. The Zalman fan has an annoying sound quality, even at 3 volts, and it offended me, so I plucked it out. I expected to have to point a quiet 80mm fan at the 6600GT, but it runs effo...
by Likif
Sun Oct 09, 2005 10:01 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Recommend a sck 754 AGP buzz\coil noise free?
Replies: 6
Views: 3080

I second that. Need precisely this advice as well.
by Likif
Fri Sep 16, 2005 2:09 pm
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Quick question, quick answers
Replies: 2
Views: 1363

Quick question, quick answers

Just this: Which pumps out more heat, a 2.4 Ghz AMD64 Newcastle, or a 2 Ghz Athlon-XP Thoroughbred? Since AMD only ever states max output, it's too much for my little brain to compute.

thanks in advance for any answers.
by Likif
Sun Sep 04, 2005 10:34 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 80mm fan K8 heatsink
Replies: 4
Views: 1339

Can't find a K8 Alpha anywhere...least not here in Denmark, or Germany. Can you post a link?
by Likif
Sun Sep 04, 2005 10:11 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 80mm fan K8 heatsink
Replies: 4
Views: 1339

80mm fan K8 heatsink

I'm looking for an AMD64 heatsink that takes an 80mm fan. And it has to be cheaper than the Thermalright models...that rules out the XP-90.

any recommendations?
by Likif
Wed Aug 31, 2005 1:07 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: Dothan and Turion Compared and Explained
Replies: 45
Views: 19346

Here in Denmark Turion laptops are slightly more expensive than Dothan Centrinos.

Now why, now why is that? mmm?

I'd like to see the Sempron-M compared to the old Centrino.
by Likif
Thu Jul 07, 2005 5:31 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: How to inexpensively quiet my VGA?
Replies: 12
Views: 3727

Thanks for that. Now can you make any easy, constructive suggestions that a layman like myself could do? Sure! Get two 80mm Nexus fans and replace the Vantec and the fan on the Silent Boost. You'll have higher temperatures, but you won't look back. This is SPCR....ripe with fanaticism. :mrgreen:
by Likif
Wed Jul 06, 2005 10:13 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: How to inexpensively quiet my VGA?
Replies: 12
Views: 3727

You have a noisy computer if you think your Stealth fan and an unmodded Silent Boost are quiet. :o
by Likif
Tue Jun 28, 2005 9:30 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Need new big silent drive
Replies: 6
Views: 2327

Those Barracuda IVs you have are one of the most quiet 3,5" lines made, ever. You will definitely find any current model louder.
by Likif
Mon Jun 20, 2005 5:17 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quiet with 4HDs?
Replies: 16
Views: 3905

yes, a case with built-in grommets is the best option, I agree. And hassle-free.
by Likif
Sun Jun 19, 2005 2:47 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Quiet with 4HDs?
Replies: 16
Views: 3905

yes, I think that the new system would be substantially less loud. but if you're not going to suspend those HDs, it's going to growl and bark when writing data. It's just that the rest of the system sounds wonderful. Would be a shame to, um, ruin it. What are you using it for? And how will you cool ...
by Likif
Sun Jun 19, 2005 2:32 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My first silent system!
Replies: 3
Views: 1354

What PSU?

A Samsung HD is likely to be more quiet than a Seagate. No guarantees, though.

If you use the Sonic Booom! Tower heatsink, you should be very careful when moving it around. Some would probably take it off before moving the computer, then put it back on when moved, out of caution.
by Likif
Thu Jun 16, 2005 6:26 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Muffled 3700 BQE
Replies: 8
Views: 5148

Clean if anything. I'm thinking those HDs must make a racket, at least the old WD.
by Likif
Thu Jun 16, 2005 6:23 pm
Forum: Power Supplies
Topic: S12-330 "Ticking"?
Replies: 7
Views: 2802

I am the lucky owner of a spanking new S12-330. If there's ticking, I haven't heard it....and I have PURRfect hearing. It's exceedingly quiet.
by Likif
Thu Jun 16, 2005 6:18 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: Heatsink base, polished grooves or smooth?
Replies: 14
Views: 3165

for the life of me, I can't understand why no at least semi-respected site has made a thorough test of home vs factory lapping on different heatsinks, and mirror vs rough finish, with scientific methodology and that. One such test would put a lot of ghosts to rest.

Nudge, nudge.
by Likif
Sun Jun 12, 2005 6:49 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: My quiet antec slk3000B rig
Replies: 8
Views: 8007

Nice! You haven't by any chance considered running the CPU fanless, with some rigorous undervolting? With an XP120, a Winchester, and two 120mm fans as exhausts, you should stand a decent chance.
by Likif
Sun Jun 12, 2005 6:35 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: "Coolpacks" in Sweden
Replies: 1
Views: 810

They are for treating bruises, so check out your local pharmacy. That's apoteket in Danish, don't know what that is in Swedish. Prescription medicine etc.
by Likif
Sat Jun 11, 2005 1:23 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: I'm running at 56 CPU and 42 Case. How much higher can I go?
Replies: 5
Views: 1762

Since you're not overcocking, and your system is stable, the only thing you should worry about is HD temps. I like to keep mine under 40 degrees.
by Likif
Sat Jun 11, 2005 9:56 am
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Getting Serious
Replies: 6
Views: 3482

Re: Getting Serious

bsoft wrote:The Scythe Silent Pox.
:mrgreen:
by Likif
Fri Jun 10, 2005 2:29 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Coolpack equivalent in France (or western Europe) ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1122

Well, here in Denmark they have them in pharmacies, to treat bruises and such. Go find one of those neon cross stores.