Search found 255 matches

by cotdt
Wed Jul 27, 2005 10:55 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: How can I silence my PC ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1655

I agree with the other posters here. The problem is your CPU which gets pretty hot. However, your video card gets almost as hot as your CPU. Fortunately you say you are willing to spend some money so you've got a lot of options. If you don't need your computer dead silent but merely quiet, you can g...
by cotdt
Wed Jul 27, 2005 10:20 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Antec P180 Watercooling Questions
Replies: 10
Views: 4816

You might be interested in a new article: http://overclockers.com/tips1211/ The guy has no pump and passive radiator and got good temps. The idea is to use a weak peltier so that the radiator gets very hot and by convection no pump is needed and as a bonus heat is easily dissipated by the huge tempe...
by cotdt
Wed Jul 27, 2005 3:14 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Reserator 1 Plus Heat Dissipation Ability
Replies: 21
Views: 5937

I have a more power-hungry system than yours, and I even use a peltier. It will cool just fine let me tell you. I'm not even using a pump! My radiator is only slightly bigger than yours.
by cotdt
Wed Jul 27, 2005 12:32 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Anand test the iRAM
Replies: 38
Views: 12930

Doesn't the raptor have an annoying seek noise? Isn't this silentpcreview?
by cotdt
Wed Jul 27, 2005 12:32 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Abit AV8 3rd eye Guru wrong?
Replies: 3
Views: 1340

York is correct. I also own this motherboard and temps are 15-20C higher than what most motherboards would report. This is closer to the actual CPU temperature. So don't be alarmed when your CPU reads 60 C or something like that.
by cotdt
Wed Jul 27, 2005 12:04 am
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: How can I silence my PC ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1655

I'm not sure if you mean quiet or silent. I am also into music recording so I take it you want a dead silent system, meaning no fans. In that case, make sure you have a fanless PSU and make your video card and CPU fanless as well. You can use either large heatsinks via heatpipes or watercool your CP...
by cotdt
Tue Jul 26, 2005 12:58 am
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Is the Swiftech MCP655 Pump silent?
Replies: 2
Views: 1705

no

no,

it's definately not silent. Not even quiet. CSP-MAG or Eheim 1048 is much more quiet.
by cotdt
Mon Jul 25, 2005 7:58 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Anand test the iRAM
Replies: 38
Views: 12930

4GB sticks

I've even seen 4GB sticks out. They are very tall. However, I don't remember the place that sells them and if I remember the price it was over $1200 per stick.
by cotdt
Mon Jul 25, 2005 7:47 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My photo journal of my first ever AMD build, *56k warning*
Replies: 30
Views: 10815

nice

Nice... very good selection of CPU and parts! I have the same 3200+ CPU running at 2.7GHz. However, it looks like your video card and PSU will not be quiet. The Antec Smartpower is pretty loud, and although the Seasonic is much quieter, Seasonic is also pretty loud. I would recommend a fanless like ...
by cotdt
Mon Jul 25, 2005 6:58 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Anand test the iRAM
Replies: 38
Views: 12930

silent?

My question is, are this iRAM truly silent? They told me Antec Phantom was silent but I put a microphone Amplifier next to it and can hear some coil buzz. My LCD is also not silent under the Amplifier. So I want to build a new machine that is totally silent. Is this iRAM silent? Can anybody verify? ...
by cotdt
Mon Jul 25, 2005 5:45 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Best pump and radiator
Replies: 47
Views: 20186

Wow!

I understand reading on Pro Forum, c-systems has an even quiter pump coming out, if that is possible. There is a thread by one of the engineers about a 100000 hour pump. That is absolutely amazing! If new version of MAG is indeed much quieter than even the current version.... just wow! That'll be b...
by cotdt
Mon Jul 25, 2005 3:54 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Best pump and radiator
Replies: 47
Views: 20186

Pump

The quiestest pump I've used is definately the CSP-MAG. It is much quieter than the DDC, not to mention that it actually starts up everytime. It can also be undervolted quite a bit, but my fan controller only allows a minimum of 6V so I couldn't test it any lower than that. Still, I run it 12V in a ...
by cotdt
Mon Jul 25, 2005 2:18 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Anand test the iRAM
Replies: 38
Views: 12930

Good with Notebook Drives

Those who wanted silent performance and have 5400RPM notebook drives can derive very nice benefit from this. Anand tests i-RAM against 10000RPM Raptor but advantage is not nearly as big as i-RAM with a slower 5400RPM notebook drive. I'm estimating my silent rig can load Photoshop 3X faster or perhap...
by cotdt
Wed Jul 20, 2005 11:25 am
Forum: Quiet Prebuilt, SFF and Barebones Systems
Topic: The Perfect Passively Cooled Graphics Card for SFF / Shuttle
Replies: 7
Views: 4121

Very nice

Wow, just what I was looking for! How much was it and where did you buy it? Also, how well is it cooled after a long gaming session? I assume that you game on it since that's a high end card for SFF.
by cotdt
Sat Jul 09, 2005 11:03 pm
Forum: Watercooling
Topic: Passive watercooling Project *Updated*
Replies: 29
Views: 12022

beautiful...

Wow, your craftsmanship is absolutely gorgeous! I really love those pics. *drools* Hmmm... but I think you will definately need an extra 120mm radiator like you said. On my Athlon64 Venice (2.6GHz overclocked), an 800RPM 120mm fan over a lone 120mm radiator can easily cool it, but without any fan it...