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by xev
Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:50 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: funny quiet case review
Replies: 15
Views: 5032

Not working. something wrong with their ziff davis server. maybe they realized they were foolish for doing the tests in such a ambient sound level and gave up
by xev
Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:37 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P190/P193 - Enough Space to hold 140.2 Rad?
Replies: 1
Views: 1727

RELEASED: http://www.techpowerup.com/89692/Antec_ ... Cases.html

Maybe I'm slow and it has already been out in private sectors

Looks like the 193 will be good for your rad
by xev
Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:35 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Samsung YP-S3 digital media player
Replies: 21
Views: 17010

Not that its not appreciated, but why review/preview such consumer electronics which have no apparent connection with noise

I'm guessing that Samsung asked you to do it and you got several free mp3 players
by xev
Sun Mar 22, 2009 4:36 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can't Cool a 4830
Replies: 43
Views: 9439

If you have the p180, then as Mentawl said, you should try using the harddrive cage and clip on a 120 fan so it blows directly onto the cards.
Unless you already have some hard drives in there, that would be the best route.
by xev
Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:29 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Bluefront's Monster 120mm Slot-fan DIY. Ver 2.
Replies: 49
Views: 33471

I would love some pics of your explanations
by xev
Wed Mar 18, 2009 8:25 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: Does the P180 v 1.1 have the wire management of the 182?
Replies: 7
Views: 1898

I would say no. I have the p180B and it doesnt have the extra room behind the mobo.

I would imagine that p182 costs the same, so only neg aspect would be if it came in a color that you didn't like.
by xev
Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:39 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Which of these materials should I use to Suspend HDDs?
Replies: 14
Views: 3418

Scythe Kaze-Jyu Slim http://www.scythe-usa.com/product/acc/0 ... etail.html

The thinnest good 120 fan out there.
by xev
Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:43 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: Thank Heavens for Good Folding Days
Replies: 2
Views: 2976

Very nice. What versions are u running
by xev
Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:01 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: High Performance with Absolute SILENCE
Replies: 48
Views: 15251

Just until someone more knowledgeable in sound characteristics replies, dB and dBa are different things. db is not the same thing as dba. A dba is a measurement to more accurately measure the loudness, db is the log based measurement which isn't what you think. EG 30db is not double the noise of 15d...
by xev
Tue Mar 17, 2009 7:54 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Can't Cool a 4830
Replies: 43
Views: 9439

Sorry to hear you guys are having problems. I have a Sapphire 4830 with S1 and 120mm fan perpendicular to it. 28/42 on core. The only thing i can come up with is its Powercoolers fault. Perhaps they cheaped out on the vrms or whatever manages the power distribution. But i agree with shleepy, even 75...
by xev
Sat Mar 14, 2009 11:59 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180 list of mods I'm considering...
Replies: 31
Views: 6769

What is cmthomson's duct work? I wasnt able to find his posts about it.

I'm interested because I want to eliminate 1 fan from my system and a duct seems like a good option
by xev
Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:15 pm
Forum: SPCR's Folding@Home
Topic: GPU switch heads up
Replies: 5
Views: 4296

I'm confused, do you just insert " -advmethods" at the end of the location link
"C:\Documents and Settings\Eugene\Application Data\Folding@home-gpu\" ->
"C:\Documents and Settings\Eugene\Application Data\Folding@home-gpu\-advmethods"

and it gets you the larger WU's?
by xev
Sat Mar 07, 2009 10:19 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: silencing my Sapphire HD4830
Replies: 12
Views: 3594

I just installed the card into my system and its 31 at idle. This is with the S1 but i have a yate loon perpendicular to it on my hard drive cage (P180). The OCCT load was 52 on the core. Pretty good A quick tip about the ram sink that doesnt fit under the heatpipe, you can bend away the fins so the...
by xev
Sat Mar 07, 2009 5:27 pm
Forum: The Silent Front
Topic: Dell Poweredge T100 - noisier than I thought...
Replies: 12
Views: 10060

Are you sure that the source of the noise is the fan? The fanmate is a good solution if it is, but the noise may be coming from the hard drive. My experience with Dell has shown that they often use noisy hard drives.
by xev
Sat Mar 07, 2009 3:06 pm
Forum: Cases and Damping
Topic: P180 list of mods I'm considering...
Replies: 31
Views: 6769

Hey, any progress with your list?
I'm particularly interested with steps 2 and 4.
by xev
Sat Feb 28, 2009 8:57 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: cooling on a 4870, now FUBAR
Replies: 4
Views: 1986

I agree that its a mem problem. First try the stock cooler to see if you still see the error. A solution is to cut off the memory part of the stock cooler and use that along with the S1.

There is a series of pics somewhere to describe what i said exactly, , but i cant find them now.
by xev
Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:18 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: P180 Build with heavy "padding"
Replies: 18
Views: 9674

ntavlas wrote:Clean like a surgery room :D

The most effective foam I`ve come across is this:
Do you have a cheap place to get this kind of foam? I have managed to find some around, but not priced well enough to squash some idle sounds from the fans.
by xev
Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:03 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Smallish plywood / perspex DIY case
Replies: 12
Views: 4533

Looks very good.

About the small area around the fan: it might not be a significant difference, but I think that some tape around the edges (just scotch at first to test) might give slightly different results.

It may prove to be ugly and the single degree difference probably won't really matter.
by xev
Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:56 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: silencing my Sapphire HD4830
Replies: 12
Views: 3594

I have the sapphire 4830 and the accelero s1. They fit just fine. Although because the gpu is approximately in the center of the PCB, the cooler really sticks out. Depending on your case, it might not fit. The total length is 10.2 inches.
by xev
Fri Feb 13, 2009 3:42 pm
Forum: General Gallery
Topic: Quiet Q6600 MicroATX Build with Silverstone TJ08
Replies: 9
Views: 6302

Very nice job making the best of used parts
by xev
Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:28 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Recomend 22" monitor
Replies: 32
Views: 9927

I agree, but my cash limit is not large at all, I would day $300 at a max. So by serious I meant something I can get without digging into my bank account.

I just want good colors and picture quality and ease of use (physical buttons).
by xev
Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:31 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Recomend 22" monitor
Replies: 32
Views: 9927

I will definitely consider that BEnq, but I was thinking more of a 16:10. Also since I dont have the best video card, I will be forced to use lower resolutions in games. On my current 19" 4:3 , I go down to 1024x768 on some games. I know that I am missing some action, but I prefer better game experi...
by xev
Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:47 pm
Forum: Deals, Vendors and Classifieds
Topic: Sapphire 4830 for $75 AR
Replies: 1
Views: 1198

Sapphire 4830 for $75 AR

Newegg has the apphire Radeon HD 4830 512MB for $95
$10 Rebate
$10 Code HOW13010

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814102803
by xev
Sat Jan 24, 2009 9:06 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Recomend 22" monitor
Replies: 32
Views: 9927

Still haven't purchased anything. I just saw the Viewsonic VA2226w for $130 after rebate, and that seems like a pretty good price. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3329362&csid=ITD&body=REBATES I saw that in the monitor noise sticky only 1 user commented abo...
by xev
Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:35 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Fan finger grill choice
Replies: 6
Views: 1221

edit: since i cant delete dup...lic...ates... Checkout this grill i found on http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?p=3468701 I like that, its just fruit basket mesh that i can get for free. Good tip. But it might give a winy noise because the plastic strands are loose and likely to mov...
by xev
Mon Jan 12, 2009 7:06 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: Fan finger grill choice
Replies: 6
Views: 1221

Fan finger grill choice

I received a catalog of tech parts and 1 page had finger guards. My question; which would be the least air restrictive (i know that the difference would be tiny, but still). http://img82.imageshack.us/img82/9983/84736770wt9.gif http://img82.imageshack.us/img82/84736770wt9.gif/1/w381.png I was thinki...
by xev
Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:48 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Recomend 22" monitor
Replies: 32
Views: 9927

I have an LG W2252TQ 22" TFT Monitor and I couldn't be happier with it! It was cheap at just £154 inc. VAT and it has everything I want from a monitor. It has both a VGA and DVI connector which is real useful and it has some really neat features like the 4:3 in wide function which allows you to ha...
by xev
Sun Dec 28, 2008 12:16 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Recomend 22" monitor
Replies: 32
Views: 9927

Thanks everyone, I'll do some more research on xbit, trustedreviews, and newegg. I was really just considering a 22" because a 24 would take up too much desk space. As for the resolution while gaming issue, i can just scale down, and probably will have to because I only have a 8600gt oc'd. I previou...
by xev
Sat Dec 27, 2008 9:15 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Recomend 22" monitor
Replies: 32
Views: 9927

Recomend 22" monitor

What 22" do you guys recomend? I intend to use it primarily for documents, some movies, and some games.
by xev
Wed Dec 24, 2008 12:49 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 4309
Views: 1611103

Linkin Park - My December