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by Plekto
Wed Feb 27, 2008 2:30 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New build, comments?
Replies: 6
Views: 1654

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductLi ... GP&x=0&y=0

Newegg carries them, though they are under the Caviar label, technically, so that may be confusing your searches.

Ah - I see you are in Finland. Yes, that makes things a little harder.
by Plekto
Tue Feb 26, 2008 6:37 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: EDIT: YES, another newbie shopping list.......UP AND RUNNING
Replies: 33
Views: 6201

This site seems to have good reviews. I don't mind a bit of noise so I usually get the Antec ones, since they don't cost a fortune. http://www.silentpcreview.com/article28-page1.html Fantastic page, really. I'm not pimping this site - lol - it just has good technical reviews and guides. :) Page two ...
by Plekto
Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:53 pm
Forum: Newcomers Briefing Room
Topic: Recommend HDD cooler for 5.5" bay?
Replies: 2
Views: 1618

I have a very low-tech one... Remove the drive bay cover in between the two drives(leave a space between them, optimally, or one above them). No, really, - it does a fantastic job of cooling the drives and there's only the sound of moving air. Small, noisy fans just don't work as well as moving air ...
by Plekto
Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:21 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: My Shopping List
Replies: 15
Views: 4136

I always Dremel the grilles out in the front and back. The turbulence isn't the big deal, IMO, as is the restriction in airflow and back-pressure that they cause. The fans work harder, spin slower, and move less air. All due to OSHA regulations that nanny-ize the fan openings in case you are the one...
by Plekto
Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:08 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: New build, comments?
Replies: 6
Views: 1654

I rated it as not really, because of the OC and the hard drives. That's going to cause a lot of cabling and heat, and the overclocked E8400 is going to spike the heat right up to where you have to use much faster fans. I'd not overclock it and consider using a better drive(s) to keep the heat down. ...
by Plekto
Tue Feb 26, 2008 4:09 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: EDIT: YES, another newbie shopping list.......UP AND RUNNING
Replies: 33
Views: 6201

Well, maybe. Apparently the E2180 is about exactly as hot, so passive might be an option here. I'm a big fan of overkill cooling that's throttled back to save noise. The Ninja is fine, IMO, but with a fan strapped to it like that, it makes a fair amount of noise. The truth is, there's just no substi...
by Plekto
Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:30 pm
Forum: System Advice / Troubleshooting
Topic: EDIT: YES, another newbie shopping list.......UP AND RUNNING
Replies: 33
Views: 6201

IMO, the system is good, but it's too standard in a way. The goal if you want a quiet PC should be to find a way to get rid of the fans. The Accelero S2 is a good start, but the video card you've chosen is a monster for heat. You'll likely need a slot fan to draw off heat from the card. Get the larg...